David Lynch's Festival of Disruption Returns to LA on October 13 & 14

ALEX AND ANI presents:
Curated by David Lynch

Featuring Music From:
RZA: Live From the 36th Chamber * Liminal Soundbath (with Jónsi of Sigur Rós, Alex Somers and Paul Corley)
Vic Mensa * Mike Patton and DJ QBert
Jeff Goldblum and the Mildred Snitzer Orchestra * Saint Motel (DJ)
Dover Quartet * Dylan Carlson * Richard Reed Parry * Justin Johnson

Talks, Screenings and Readings:
David Lynch * Francis Ford Coppola with "Jack" * Grace Jones with "Bloodlight and Bami" * Carrie Brownstein * Barry Gifford with "Wild at Heart" * Amber Tamblyn reads "Dark Sparkler" * "Koyaanisqatsi"

Art Exhibits By:
David Lynch * Christian Louboutin * David OReilly

Additional Performers To Be Announced Soon

Los Angeles, CA // October 13-14, 2018 // The Theatre at Ace Hotel


Net Proceeds Benefit the David Lynch Foundation
Los Angeles, CA - After an incredible New York debut in May,the David Lynch Foundation is excited to announce the 4th iteration of the Festival of Disruption, which will return to the Theatre at Ace Hotel in downtown Los Angeles onOctober 13th and 14thPRESS HERE for tickets for the immersive festival, curated entirely by auteur filmmaker/artist David Lynch and presented by ALEX AND ANI, which go on sale June 20th at 10 am PT. The weekend will again unite David Lynch's favorite creatives across disciplines and genres for a unique lineup of musical and artistic performances, talks, film screenings, art exhibits, meditation sessions and more, all with the goal of raising consciousness and funds for the David Lynch Foundation.

The event takes its name from one of Lynch's favorite quotes, attributed to the founder of Transcendental Meditation, Maharishi Mahesh Yogi: "Life is a festival of disruption." Indeed, only from the mind of Lynch could such a collection of artists join forces for this once-in-a-lifetime weekend. All of the participants were chosen because they champion creativity, experimentation, integrity, beauty, depth and kindness - they embody the spirit of Festival of Disruption.

"The Festival of Disruption is not only a music festival, it's also an art festival and forum for speakers to share ideas and inspire creativity. It promotes Transcendental Meditation, as taught by Maharishi Mahesh Yogi, to end suffering for the people and bring happiness and peace. The Festival of Disruption wants to disrupt the old bad, and bring in the new good!" David Lynch

The musical lineup is led by Wu-Tang Clan founder RZA, who will re-score the classic 1978 kung-fu film "The 36th Chamber of Shaolin" from opening sequence to closing credits, syncing scenes from the movie with tracks from Wu-Tang's legendary discography. Leading the daytime programming, David Lynch himself will participate in an audience Q&A while attendees are treated to complimentary coffee and donuts. Multiple Academy Award-winning filmmaker Francis Ford Coppola will also give an audience Q&A and introduce a screening of his 1996 film "Jack" starring Robin Williams.

"I thought it would be interesting to show what is usually considered my worst film. As films are generally like your children you tend to favor those that are the most disadvantaged." - Francis Ford Coppola

In addition, Sigur Rós' Jónsi will team with collaborators Alex Somers and Paul Corley for Liminal Soundbath, a meditative light and sound experience which repurposes music from throughout their collective catalogs to hypnotic effect.

Other highlights include a rare stateside visit from legendary performer Grace Jones, who will discuss and screen her documentary "Bloodlight andBami," rising star rapper Vic Mensa, the second-ever performance from longtime Lynch fan Mike Patton (Faith No More, Mr. Bungle, Fantomas) and DJ QBert, a DJ set by members of Los Angeles-based band Saint Motel, and a musical trip back in time with Jeff Goldblum and the Mildred Snitzer Orchestra.

In a performance sure to delight longtime Lynch aficionados, renowned classical ensemble Dover Quartet will play music from their Twin Peaks Suite, while Nashville musician Justin Johnson, whom Lynch discovered on YouTube, will treat festival-goers to his signature approach to blues and roots music. Longtime David Lynch Foundation supporters Dylan Carlson (Earth) and Richard Reed Parry (Arcade Fire) will also perform during Festival of Disruption, while writer Barry Gifford will be featured in conversation in tandem with a screening of "Wild at Heart," Lynch's 1990 film adaptation of Gifford's book of the same name.

Highlighting Lynch's ongoing involvement in multiple artistic motifs, the festival will stage the U.S. premiere of his photography and sculpture collaboration with fashion designer Christian Louboutin entitled "Fetish," first presented in 2007 at Galerie du Passage in Paris. Additional performers will be added at a later date.

As presenting sponsor, ALEX AND ANI will have a pop-up shop at the Festival featuring their limited edition collection designed in collaboration with David Lynch himself. Twenty percent of the purchase price of each ALEX AND ANI x David Lynch Foundation accessory benefits the organization's mission to prevent + eradicate toxic stress among at-risk populations. New items to the charity collection will debut at the festival, including a beautiful Fish Hook Necklace and "Twin Peaks" themed Coffee and Donut Bangles. The ALEX AND ANI x David Lynch Foundation collection first debuted in October 2017 and has raised more than $250,000 for the Foundation to date.

ALEX AND ANI creates meaningful, eco-conscious jewelry and accessories to positively empower and connect humanity. Carolyn Rafaelian, Founder, CEO, and Chief Creative Officer, designs each piece. Carolyn believes that every individual has their own positive energy to share with the world. By incorporating powerful symbolism and personal meaning into each product, ALEX AND ANI provides a wearable and beautiful way for consumers to express their individuality. The company is passionate about the well-being of our planet, our communities, and our individual paths. ALEX AND ANI uses recycled materials with eco-conscious processes. Its CHARITY BY DESIGN division has strengthened non-profit organizations through innovative partnerships and collaborative experiences, resulting in donations of more than $50 million. An Inc. 500 Company, ALEX AND ANI has retail stores as well as retail partners worldwide. ALEX AND ANI products are proudly designed and crafted in America and made with love. The company's world headquarters is located in the greater Providence, Rhode Island area. Please visit alexandani.com for more information.

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Following a whirlwind week that saw his Instagram presence rebooted as he played one of the most intimate gigs of his storied career, Paul McCartney is done keeping the world in suspense: “I Don’t Know” and “Come On To Me,” will be released tomorrow as a double A-Side single.
The first tastes of Paul’s brand new studio album due out later this year on Capitol Records, the two A-sides are polar opposites: “I Don’t Know” being a plaintive, soul-soothing ballad as only Paul can deliver, and “Come On To Me” a raucous stomper that fans that first spark of chemistry into a rocking blaze.
Worldwide speculation about a new Paul McCartney album instantly reached fever pitch as his Instagram account whited out last week—only to ratchet higher as Paul was spotted taking selfies at landmarks in Liverpool the same day. The evening’s climactic event was a surprise gig at the tiny Liverpool Philharmonic Pub, during which “Come On To Me” made its live debut alongside a set of classics spanning Paul’s career.
Paul’s new album is slated for Fall 2018 release on Capitol Records. Further details will be announced shortly.

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M.I.A. Announces US & UK Release of 'MATANGI / MAYA / M,I.A.' Documentary

MATANGI / MAYA / M.I.A. will be released in the US on September 28 and UK on September 21

Following rave reviews from Sundance Film Festival and Berlin Film Festival, M.I.A. has announced today, World Refugee Day, that Steve Loveridge's MATANGI / MAYA / M.I.A will be released in the UK on September 21st and the US the week following, on September 28th.

The highly anticipated documentary chronicles the rise to fame of British musician M.I.A (Paper Planes, Galang, Bad Girls) starting with her immigration from Sri Lanka to England as a young girl. Maya Arulpragasam is not only a musician who has been nominated for an Academy Award® (for Slumdog Millionaire), a Grammy Award and The Mercury Prize, but she is also an activist, style icon and, in the wake of an era striving for better representation and diversity, she is an important voice.

Drawn from a cache of personal video recordings from the past 22 years, director Steve Loveridge's Sundance award winning MATANGI / MAYA / M.I.A. is a startlingly personal profile of the critically acclaimed artist, chronicling her remarkable journey from refugee immigrant to pop star.

She began as Matangi. Daughter of the founder of Sri Lanka's armed Tamil resistance, she hid from the government in the face of a vicious and bloody civil war. When her family fled to the UK, she became Maya, a precocious and creative immigrant teenager in London. Finally, the world met her as M.I.A. when she emerged on the global stage, having created a mashup, cut-and-paste identity that pulled from every corner of her journey along the way; a sonic sketchbook that blended Tamil politics, art school punk, hip-hop beats and the unwavering, ultra-confident voice of a burgeoning multicultural youth.

Never one to compromise on her vision, Maya kept her camera rolling throughout. MATANGI / MAYA / M.I.A. provides unparalleled, intimate access to the artist in her battles with the music industry and mainstream media as her success and fame explodes, becoming one of the most recognizable, outspoken and provocative voices in music today.

MATANGI / MAYA / M.I.A.was produced by Cinereach (Beasts of the Southern Wild, Beach Rats), in association with Lori Cheatle of Hard Working Movies (KIKI, I Am Another You) and Doc Society.

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Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds Distant Sky – Live In Copenhagen EP Release – September 28th 2018

Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds
Distant Sky – Live In Copenhagen
EP Release – September 28th 2018 
Only North American Dates of 2018 On Sale Now:
Oct 21 – The Forum – Los Angeles, CA
Oct 25  – The Anthem – Washington DC
Oct 26 – Barclays Center – Brooklyn, NY
Oct 28 – Air Canada Centre – Toronto, Canada
For one night only in April of this year, Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds shared a show from their celebrated 2017 world tour on cinema screens worldwide.
Now, they announce the release of a special EP of audio from that extraordinary show, Distant Sky – Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds Live In Copenhagen, available on Digital and 12” vinyl from September 28th.
The tracklisting of the EP (released on Bad Seed Ltd) is as follows:
Side A:
Jubilee Street
Distant Sky
Side B:
From Her to Eternity
The Mercy Seat
Watch a clip of Distant Sky performed with Else Torp HERE.
One of the most intense and exciting live acts on the planet, Nick Cave & the Bad Seeds are currently headlining festivals across Europe, before crossing continents to Latin and North America for 9 dates in October. Starting with Primavera in Barcelona and All Points East in London, Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds continue to attract acclaim wherever they perform.
2017 saw the band play sell out shows in Australia, Europe and North America, stunning audiences with an incredible, emotional live experience and picking up some of the best reviews of an already decorated career.
Filmed at Copenhagen’s Royal Arena in October 2017, Distant Sky captured an extraordinary and triumphant live concert from Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds. Performing new album Skeleton Tree’s beautiful compositions alongside songs from their essential catalogue.
Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds’ seven-piece touring line-up features Nick Cave (vocals, piano), Warren Ellis (piano, keyboards, violin, tenor guitar), Martyn Casey (bass), Thomas Wydler (drums), Jim Sclavunos (vibraphone, percussion, piano), George Vjestica (guitar) and Larry Mullins (keyboards, piano).
South/North America Tour:
Oct 2 – Pepsi Center WTC – Mexico City, Mexico
Oct 5 – Teatro Caupolicán – Santiago, Chile
Oct 8 – Teatro de Verano – Montevideo, Uruguay
Oct 10 – Estadio Malvinas Argentinas – Buenos Aires, Argentina
Oct 14 – Espaço das Américas – São Paulo, Brazil
Oct 21 – The Forum – Los Angeles, CA*
Oct 25 – The Anthem – Washington DC*
Oct 26 – Barclays Center – Brooklyn, NY
Oct 28 – Air Canada Centre – Toronto, Canada*
*With special guest Cigarettes After Sex.

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-- Food Lineup & Full Programming Schedule Announcements Coming Soon --

SAN FRANCISCO, CA (June 19, 2018) – Noise Pop is excited to announce the full music lineup for the sixth annual 20th Street Block Party taking place Saturday, August 18 from noon to 6:30 p.m. The neighborhood celebration will bring an eclectic mix of music and entertainment, food and drink, and art to multiple stages just outside the doors of Noise Pop HQ along 19th and 20th Streets, between Harrison and Bryant Streets in the Mission District. As in previous years, the beloved Bay Area block party-style event is free to attend and will again benefit its 19th Street neighbors — the Mission Language and Vocational School (MLVS).

In true 20th Street Block Party fashion, the festival will bring some of the best music acts from the Bay Area and beyond to the heart of San Francisco’s historic Mission District. This year’s event will be headlined by Empress of, the electro-synth-pop project of Los Angeles-based, Latin American singer-songwriter, Lorely Rodriguez, who is prepping for the highly anticipated follow-up project to her 2015 critically acclaimed debut album, Me.

The Block Party will also welcome Jeff Rosenstock, a ska-punk pioneer who was the lead singer of the band The Arrogant Sons of Bitches and Bomb the Music Industry! and has since gone on to have a successful solo career, releasing his third solo album, POST-, earlier in 2018. He also proved to be a breakout star at Noise Pop Festival earlier this year, selling out Great American Music Hall. Additional performers include The Marías, the psychedelic-soul lovechild of LA native Josh Conway and Puerto Rican-bred, Atlanta-raised María who released their debut EP, Superclean Vol. I, last fall; San Francisco’s own The She’s, the beloved four-piece garage rock band; FAN, the brand new solo project from Meric Long, who is best known as one half The Dodos; San Francisco-based pop punk rockers The Total Betty’s; and local teenager rock outfit Small Crush, who release their debut EP, Signal Dreams, earlier this year. The final music performer will be announced in the coming weeks as part of a larger contest from DoTheBay to find one lucky local act to perform on the main stage to kick off the 2018 event. The current music lineup is included below and is available at www.20thstreetblockparty.com:


  • Empress Of
  • Jeff Rosenstock
  • The Marías
  • The She's
  • FAN (from Meric Long of The Dodos)
  • The Total Betty’s
  • Small Crush
  • DTB Contest Winner

“Our Noise Pop team couldn’t be more excited about the amazing music talent we have slated for this year’s Block Party. It’s a really unique mix and includes some stellar acts, including several the Bay Area,” said Dawson Ludwig, Noise Pop general manager. “We honestly love throwing on this event every summer, especially because it helps give back to our 20th Street neighborhood – the backyard to Noise Pop’s own offices. We invite residents from the Mission and across the Bay Area to partake in this year’s festivities and get a taste of what makes the Mission so dang special.”

The 20th Street corridor between Harrison and Bryant Streets will soon be transformed into a block party to showcase and celebrate a diverse neighborhood that blends modern ideas with community traditions to create a new San Francisco experience. Last year’s Block Party experienced its most successful event to-date with more than 22,000 guests in attendance and featured Neon Indian, Kilo Kish, Hoops, Sugar Candy Mountain, and The Tambo Rays, among others. Other notable past performers have included Mac Demarco, Chicano Batman, Miami Horror, Thao & The Get Down Stay Down, Two Gallants, Nick Waterhouse, Andrew St. James, and more.

Beyond the music performances, 20th Street Block Party guests will also enjoy an array of culinary delights from a highly curated selection of the best flavors from the Mission District and across the Bay. Last year’s delicious highlights included offerings from Alicia's Tamales Los Mayas, Bonito Poke, Farmhouse Kitchen Thai, FK Frozen Custard Bars, Flour + Water, Humphry Slocombe, Rollin' Deep (Little Star Pizza), Universal Café, and others. In addition to forthcoming announcements for the food lineups, more details will also be released on this year’s family-friendly Art Row activities, as well as the nonprofit vendors and partners set to participate.

Similar to past years, admission to the 20th Street Block Party is FREE for guests of all ages, but donations are suggested and highly encouraged. The event is open to the public, and food and drink will be available for purchase. Headliner Experience VIP tickets are also available for purchase starting today for just $99 at www.20thstreetblockparty.com. Headliner Experience tickets offer access to several exclusive perks including a private lounge and restrooms, complimentary food and drinks, and private front-of-stage viewing area.

Noise Pop is also proud to once again partner with 19th Street neighbors Mission Language and Vocational School (MLVS), a nonprofit organization that has been a Mission staple for nearly 50 years and who will co-curate the festivities and performances taking place on 19th Street during the Block Party. MLVS is a private, nonprofit community education and workforce development center, providing occupational skills training and Vocational English as a Second Language to primarily Latino, unemployed and working-poor immigrants and their families, as well as other underserved groups in the San Francisco Bay Area.

For more information on 20th Street Block Party, please visit the official Facebook Event Page and www.20thstreetblockparty.com. Renowned artist Jason Jagel created this year’s event artwork.
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Established in San Francisco in 1993, Noise Pop is one of the nation’s leading independent music promoters. Over the last 26 years Noise Pop’s namesake festival has provided exposure to some top emerging artists, including The White Stripes, Modest Mouse, Death Cab for Cutie, Grimes and more. Noise Pop also co-produces the celebrated Treasure Island Music Festival with Another Planet Entertainment. Noise Pop operates the venerable San Francisco venue the Swedish American Hall, which includes Cafe du Nord, as well as producer of the free celebration of musical and culinary delights, the 20th Street Block Party. Additionally Noise Pop partners with various organizations, venues and institutions to produce events throughout the year including the SFMOMA, MUTEK, California Sunday Magazine and California Academy of Sciences. Visit www.noisepopfest.com for more information.

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The Growlers Announce BEACH GOTH TOUR 2018




LOS ANGELES, CA - The Growlers take their swirling psychedelic carnival on the road this fall, bringing their Beach Goth Tour 2018 across America and into the hearts, minds, and concert halls of several lucky European cities. Led by singer Brooks Nielsen, music director Matt Taylor and guitarist Kyle Straka, the band will be joined by long-time Growlers touring members Brad Bowers (bass), Adam Wolcott (keyboards) and Richard Gowen (drums).

The tour comes hot on the heels of Beach Goth 2018, the band's annual event held on Sunday, August 5, 2018 at Los Angeles State Historic Park. This year's lineup includes The Voidz (with Julian Casablancas, producer of The Growlers 2016 LP City Club), The Drums, Hatchie, Jonathan Richman, GWAR, Doug E. Fresh, Youth of Today, Yellowman, Bushwick Bill, Starcrawler, Kirin J Callinan and more.

As with all things Growlers, the Beach Goth Tour 2018 brings the party to the people, delivering a multisensory concert experience full of variety acts, drag queens, killer bands and a mental stage design. Details on all above plus support acts will be announced soon. As always, costumes are encouraged.

The Growlers
Beach Goth Tour 2018

9.6 Roseland Theater, Portland, OR
9.7 Neptune Theatre, Seattle, WA
9.8 Neptune Theatre, Seattle, WA
9.9 Commodore Ballroom, Vancouver, BC

9.18 Higher Ground, Burlington, VT
9.19 Royale, Boston, MA
9.20 Union Transfer, Philadelphia, PA
9.21 Brooklyn Steel, Brooklyn, NY
9.22 Brooklyn Steel, Brooklyn, NY
9.23 9:30 Club, Washington, DC

9.26 Cat's Cradle, Carrboro, NC
9.27 Georgia Theatre, Athens, GA
9.28 The Basement East, Nashville, TN
9.29 House Of Blues, New Orleans, LA
9.30 The Mohawk, Austin, TX
10.1 The Mohawk, Austin, TX

10.4 Riviera Theatre, Chicago, IL
10.5 Majestic Theatre, Detroit, MI
10.6 First Avenue, Minneapolis, MN

11.6 Paradiso, Amsterdam, NL
11.8 Shepherd's Bush Empire, London, UK
11.9 Elysee Montmartre, Paris, France
11.10 Astra Kulturhaus, Berlin, Germany

About The Growlers
Since the release of their first LP Are You In or Out? In 2009, The Growlers have forged their own twisted path on the global music scene. They're the party band that grew into a traveling circus that spawned their own event, Beach Goth. Lead singer Brooks Nielsen draws a particular devotion among Growlers fans, as does chief cohort Matt Taylor, The Growlers' music director and lead guitarist. Their most recent LP was 2016's City Club, produced by Julian Casablancas, which saw them expand their palette to include West African, dance, and electronic influences. The band is currently in the studio with Jonathan Rado (Foxygen) and Shawn Everett (The War On Drugs) and preparing for their upcoming Beach Goth World Tour.

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