6/30/2017

Lucy Rose shares new song & live video, "Something's Changing" out July 7 on Arts & Crafts

LUCY ROSE SHARES NEW SONG “MOIRAI”
SOMETHING’S CHANGING OUT JULY 7 ON
ARTS & CRAFTS
NORTH AMERICAN TOUR STARTS OCTOBER 5

Photo credit: Laura Lewis Photography
Lucy Rose is sharing a new song, “Morai,” from her forthcoming third album Something’s Changing (due July 7 in North America via Arts & Crafts). Listen/share the song HERE and view the live video HERE. Rose kicks off the U.S. leg of her tour in New York at Le Poisson Rouge on October 5. Please see a list of tour dates below.
Rose explains “When I wrote this I was thinking a lot about fate and destiny and discovered that the Greek God in control of our fates was called Moirai. I sometimes feel like I live by 'oh well, it wasn't meant to be' but what happens if it was and it's just plain unfair that it didn't. I often think about this when it comes to lost love which I've heard so many stories of for various reasons, 'the one' getting away. But it happens, wrong time, wrong place and I wanted to write a song about that.”
The album is accompanied by a fly-on-the-wall short film documenting her debut tour in Latin America last year, a trip that was independently organized by Rose with the help of her fans. The tour was the inspiration for the record and the film serves as an intimate account of this process.
The video for the single “No Good At All” is out now, watch/share it HERE. Of the video, Rose notes “‘No Good At All’ is the oldest song on the album and was written just before I went on my first trip to Latin America. When I wrote it, I was kind of feeling that maybe I wasn’t good enough for music and was re-thinking everything. But it’s also got an element of love to it, finding the one to start a new life with, who one day you could settle down and have a family with. There’s a fair amount of self-doubt in this song, but also positivity for the future.”
Rose embarked on the making of Something’s Changing following her tour for her second, critically acclaimed album Work It Out. Over time, she noticed a steady stream of tweets reaching her from Latin America, and the unlikely statistic that geographically her music was most popular on Spotify in Mexico City. It gave birth to the seed of an idea that became a real labor of love over the next six months. Lucy offered her fans in Latin America a deal: “If you book me a gig, I’ll come and stay.” 
For two months Lucy, with her guitar, a camera and her backpack, toured Ecuador, Peru, Chile, Argentina, Paraguay, Uruguay, Brazil and Mexico, playing free shows, staying with fans and “falling back in love with making music.” The documentary of her experience there was inspired by “the kindness and faith in music of those she met includes fans blocking the street outside a gig above a launderette, trying to sleep on endless inter-city bus rides and living with families in out-of-the-way towns;” Rose's husband Will Morris filmed as much as the experience as possible along the way.
Rose says, “The documentary is a big part of this record. I think it explains why that trip was important and why it lead to me making the album that I’ve made. The trip gave me confidence to do things like record in just one take and the songs came more easily.”
With the insight gained during her travels, Lucy set out to make the third album on her own. Through friends she began a collaboration with Brighton producer Tim Bidwell, and in his home studio found the ideal place to explore songs for a new album. Every week Lucy would take the train to Brighton and created the new album in a mere 17 days.
Major contributions came from by Bidwell, in-house bassist Ben Daniels and drummer Chris Boot as well as guest appearances by Daughter’s Elena Tonra, Bear’s Den’s Marcus Hamblett and Matthew and The Atlas’ Emma Gatrill. On two tracks vocal harmonies are provided by The Staves (“Floral Dresses” and “Is This Called Home”).
“The songs just came more naturally after that trip, from feeling good and from learning so much about myself,” adds Rose. “I feel more comfortable in my own skin that I’ve ever felt in my life. So there is a lot of searching as well as a lot of discovery on this record.”
On select dates this year she’ll tour alongside the documentary, returning to Latin America first and then India, Europe and Asia along with North America.
LUCY ROSE TOUR DATES
Oct. 5—New York, NY—Le Poisson Rouge
Oct. 6—Somerville, MA—The Rockwell
Oct. 7—Montreal, QC—PHI Centre
Oct. 9—Toronto, ON—The Drake
Oct. 11—Chicago, IL—Schuba’s
Oct. 12—St. Paul, MN—Turf Club
Oct. 14—Vancouver, BC—The Rio Theatre
Oct. 15—Seattle, WA—The Sunset
Oct. 16—Portland, OR—Mission Theater
Oct. 18—San Francisco, CA—Swedish American Hall
Oct. 22—Los Angeles, CA—Troubadour

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Neil Young + Promise of the Real Release New Song and Music Video "Children of Destiny" Today


NEIL YOUNG + PROMISE OF THE REAL RELEASE NEW SONG AND MUSIC VIDEO "CHILDREN OF DESTINY" TODAY
 
NEIL YOUNG AND MICAH NELSON WILL BE ON FACEBOOK LIVE TODAY
AT 11:00 A.M. PT
 
 

June 30, 2017 (Burbank, CA) - Neil Young + Promise Of The Real have recorded a brand new Young composition titled "Children of Destiny," which is available beginning today via all digital music retailers. Click here to order. The video, a Shakey Pictures / DHNY production, will accompany the song and also launches today at 11:00 a.m. PT. Click here to view and share the video.
Today, Neil Young and Micah Nelson will premiere the song and video on Facebook Live at 11:00 a.m. PT.  

"Children of Destiny" was recorded and mixed at Capitol Studios, Hollywood, CA, and produced by The Volume Dealers: Neil Young and Niko Bolas. Young, along with Promise Of The Real, and a 56 piece orchestra - 62 musicians in all - played together on the final piece. Al Schmitt recorded and mixed, while strings were arranged, orchestrated, conducted and co-produced by Chris Walden.

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JOHN MELLENCAMP RELEASES “DARK AS A DUNGEON” COVER IN SUPPORT OF NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC DOCUMENTARY “FROM THE ASHES”

JOHN MELLENCAMP RELEASES “DARK AS A DUNGEON” COVER IN SUPPORT OF NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC DOCUMENTARY “FROM THE ASHES”
“FROM THE ASHES” AVAILABLE FOR FREE ONLINE UNTIL JULY 3rd



(New York, NY June 30th, 2017) - Today, John Mellencamp journeys into the darkness of coal mining life in his reverent cover of Merle Travis' 1946 song "Dark as a Dungeon,"recorded in support of National Geographic's acclaimed documentary about the mining industry, “From The Ashes.” See link to the song 
here and official music video featuring Mellencamp here. 

"From the Ashes,” an official selection at the 2017 Tribeca Film Festival, explores the legacy and future of the U.S. coal industry. The film premiered June 25th on National Geographic. The film will be available commercial-free and unauthenticated via YouTube, Facebook, Hulu, Amazon, Google Play and VOD and unauthenticated on Natgeotv.com and Nat Geo TV Apps (iOS and Android devices, Apple TV, Roku and Samsung Connected TVs). See a link to the full-length film 
here.

Throughout the folk tune – which Johnny Cash popularized on his iconic 1968 live album, At Folsom Prison – Mellencamp strums an acoustic guitar and sings in his signature baritone, "It's dark as a dungeon and damp as the dew, where danger is double and pleasures are few," backed by an accordion and tambourine tap. "Where the rain never falls and the sun never shines/ And it's dark as a dungeon way down in the mines."

In 1946, singer-songwriter Merle Travis wrote “Dark as a Dungeon” to describe the harsh and dangerous conditions that coal miners experienced every day. John Mellencamp recorded a special version of the song in support of the From the Ashes, a new documentary presented by National Geographic Documentary Films about the legacy and future of the coal industry in the U.S. To learn more about the film and how you can support coal dependent communities visit 
www.fromtheashesfilm.com

Mellencamp released his 23rd studio album, 
Sad Clowns & Hillbillies in April which debuted at #1 on the Billboard Top Americana/Folk Albums Chart, #3 on Top Rock Albums Chart and #5 on the Top Albums Chart. Don’t miss John Mellencamp on tour this summer as he heads to 22 stops across North America for his all-new Sad Clowns & Hillbillies tour kicking off on June 5th in Denver, Colorado with special guests, Emmylou Harris, tour-mate Carlene Carter and Lily & Madeleine. See the full tour itinerary and purchase tickets here.

On The CrowdRise Campaign:  America’s transition away from coal and towards cleaner energy is bringing health and economic benefits to communities across the country, with nearly 350,000 Americans working in the solar and wind industries alone. And while new jobs in clean energy are dispersed around the country, coal-dependent regions face acute job losses that harm families and depress local economies as the industry shrinks. Rather than relying on empty promises from Washington, communities are coming together to create new jobs and a sustainable future that does not rely on coal. Let’s help coal communities as America makes the transition to cleaner energy.

Join Bloomberg Philanthropies in supporting organizations working with communities and workers left behind by the coal industry to create local solutions to economic diversification. Local organizations creating diverse, resilient and sustainable economies in coal regions deserve your support. When you 
make a donation on CrowdRise to Coalfield Development Corporation, the Just Transition Fund, and the Western Organization of Resource Councils, Bloomberg Philanthropies will match a portion of the donation and cover all transaction fees.

Check out “Dark as a Dungeon” 
Here

About John Mellencamp
John Mellencamp’s career in music, spanning more than 35 years, has seen him transition from pop star to one of the most highly respected singer/songwriters of a generation.  Mellencamp is incredibly acclaimed; he is a member of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, a Grammy winner, a recipient of the John Steinbeck Award, ASCAP Foundation’s Champion Award, The Woody Guthrie Award and Americana Music Association's Lifetime Achievement Award and more recently, the Founders Award, the top honor assigned by the American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers. He is also one of the most successful live concert performers in the world. In 1985, Mellencamp, together with Willie Nelson and Neil Young, created Farm Aid. The social activism reflected in his songs helped catalyze Farm Aid, the concert series and organization that has addressed the struggle of American family farmers for more than 25 years. John also wrote the title song for the upcoming film, The Yellow Birds, an American war film directed by Alexandre Moors and based on the novel The Yellow Birds by Kevin Powers. The film stars Tye Sheridan, Jack Huston, Alden Ehrenreich, Jennifer Aniston, and Toni Collette.  John continues to focus on another facet of his artistic expression: painting. His style has progressed over the years as evidenced by several gallery shows and published portfolios, and in recent years he has increased his output by completing over 100 new works. His pieces were shown in 2012 at the Tennessee State Museum in Nashville under the title “Nothing Like I Planned: The Art Of John Mellencamp” and, more recently at the Butler Institute of American Art in an exhibition entitled “The Paintings Of John Mellencamp.”  “The Paintings of John Mellencamp” traveled to the Museum of Art-DeLand, Florida and John’s art was showcased at the ACA Gallery in New York. The unique instrumentation of his band and his poignant songs about everyday life in the American heartland, are widely credited with being the forbearer of the Americana/No Depression genre of rural-inflected music.  An extraordinary collaboration performed by an ensemble cast of 15 actors and a four-piece live band, comprised of members of John Mellencamp’s band is The Ghost Brothers of Darkland County, a musical with music and lyrics by John Mellencamp, a libretto by author Stephen King and production by T Bone Burnett. The show is being further developed in London, though King and Mellencamp are no longer as actively involved.  Mellencamp continues his journey as the walking embodiment of heartland rock; passionate, plain-spoken, and a self-proclaimed rebel.  John Mellencamp continues to live and work in Bloomington, Indiana.

Check out Sad Clowns and Hillbillies Here: 
https://republic.lnk.to/SadClownsHillbilliesPR
Listen to “Grandview” featuring Martina McBride Here:https://republic.lnk.to/MellencampGrandviewPR

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Pinact Shares "Separate Ways," New LP Out 8/25 via Kanine Records & Summer Tour Dates

Pinact Shares New Single "Separate Ways" & Announces Summer Tour Dates via BrooklynVegan

Sophomore LP The Part That No One Knows
Out 8/25 via Kanine Records
 (pre-order)

Scotland's Pinact will release its sophomore LP, The Part That No One Knows, on August 25th via Kanine Records. A follow-up to the band's 2015 debut, it's their first release as a three-piece -- with original members Corrie Gillies (vocals, guitar) and Lewis Reynolds (drums) now joined by bassist Jon Arbuthnott -- and features plenty of fuzzed-out guitar hooks and razor-sharp melodies. 

The band previously released lead single "
Seams," and now they've shared a second taste of the new album with "Separate Ways," another fuzzy, hook-filled track with driving bass and wailing guitars that culminate in an epic, sing-along chorus. You can stream the track where it premiered with BrooklynVegan or on Spotify.
Pinact is touring this summer, kicking things off in Brooklyn on July 27th. See below for a full list of upcoming shows, with more TBA.



Pinact on Tour:
7/27: Brooklyn, NY @ Alphaville
7/28: Philadelphia, PA @ The Fire
7/29: Baltimore, MD @ The Bun Shop
7/30: Flemington, NJ @ Flemington DIY
8/1: New Haven, CT @ Cafe Nine
8/3: Plattsburgh, NY @ The Monopole
8/4: Albany, NY @ Pauly's Hotel
8/5: Trenton, NJ @ Millhill Basement
8/11: Glasgow  - Flying Duck (Vegan Connections Festival)
8/25: Glasgow - TBA (album release show)
9/7: Perth - Twa Tams
9/8: Inverness - Mad hatters
9/9: Aberdeen - Aberdeen Tunnels
9/10: Edinburgh - Sneaky Pete's
9/12: Newcastle - Jumping jacks
9/13: Manchester - The Peer Hat  (Aatma basement)
9/14: Birmingham - The Flapper
9/16: London - The Victoria

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6/29/2017

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Tom Petty and The Heartbreakers sell out first Hollywood Bowl show - second announced for Fri, Sept 22


TOM PETTY AND THE HEARTBREAKERS SELL OUT FIRST
HOLLYWOOD BOWL SHOW
SECOND HOLLYWOOD BOWL ANNOUNCED
FOR FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 22 DUE TO OVERWHELMING DEMAND

Cedit Joel Bernstein
 
Following the sell out of their Thursday, September 21 show at the Hollywood Bowl inLos AngelesTom Petty and The Heartbreakers have confirmed a second night at the historic venue on Friday, September 22 due to overwhelming demand. Tickets for Friday, September 22 will go on sale Friday, July 21 at 10AM PST.
The performances mark the finale of the band’s extensive North American tour celebrating the 40th anniversary of their self-titled debut. Lucinda Williams will join as the band’s very special guest for both Hollywood Bowl shows. Williams has a long history with the band—the band recorded her song “Change the Locks” in 1996 forSongs And Music From She’s The One,’ she opened for the band on the “Echo Tour” in 1999 and, most recently, she performed Petty’s songs “Rebels” and “Southern Accents” when he was honored as the 2017 MusiCares Person Of The Year.
The tour continues to receive widespread critical acclaim:
“There are few singer/songwriters that can craft a three-chord song
with more meaning and depth than Tom Petty. His songs like ‘American Girl’
and ‘Free Fallin’ burrow themselves deep in the soul and simultaneously uplift with their simple beauty while quietly devastating as they unravel and lay bare
human failing.”—Huffington Post
“I know Petty was already a revered and beloved rock hero, but from talking to musicians I’ve gotten the sense that Petty is now rightfully viewed as more of a true icon…Petty has entered into that hallowed terrain of artists whose music is the soundtrack of your life and whose two-hour sets are filled with hit songs that take you back to a place and time, capturing a moment and making you smile or wistful depending on the tune and the memory.”—Forbes
“Petty and the Heartbreakers are that rare group—like the Stones, the Boss, Fleetwood Mac and just a few others—who can fill an entire concert with certified mega hits spanning decades.”—Hartford Courant
“Petty essentially is classic rock music. To see him on stage is to see the
radio come to life…Petty has lived in all of the radios of our lives, even in the
age of the algorithm playlist.”—Denver Post
“All-around national treasure”—Yahoo Music
“One of America’s most enduring rock and roll bands.”—Fort Worth Star-Telegram
“Nearly every song aroused a sing-along, some more uproarious than
others, but each evinced the durability of Petty’s songs, which, no matter their age, felt timeless or independent of the decades in which they were born…The Heartbreakers are America’s Rolling Stones: one of its most respectable, esteemed and longest-running rock acts.”—Kansas City Star
“It was remarkable to consider just how well these songs have aged
through the years. So many of these classic Petty cuts seem to exist in the ether, and the very idea of a world without his music is hard to fathom.”
American Songwriter
“…his band’s popularity endures, as do the hits
spanning decades.”—Chicago Tribune
 “It’s a testament to the depth of Tom Petty’s catalog that he can get away with playing ‘I Won’t Back Down’ (recorded by no less than Johnny Cash) and ‘Free Fallin’ (performed probably zillions of times at karaoke bars worldwide) as the sixth and seventh songs of a two-hour set. The number of living popular music performers for whom those two classics would not automatically have to be the show-closing anthems is probably in the single digits…He gave lovely introductions to the Heartbreakers, one of the best rock ‘n’ roll bands ever”—Austin American Statesman
“Petty’s understated genius applies not just to his personal demeanor,
but to his music. He’s always accessible, without ever being dumb or boring.”
—Minnesota Public Radio/The Current
 “A two-hour-plus rock ‘n’ roll history lesson, replete with audience participation and much gratitude from the man in the spotlight.”—Atlanta Journal Constitution
“Not too many rock bands are able to stick around that long, and few of the ones that do last that long can’t still pack arenas and make great albums. Petty and his bandmates still do that.”—Bradenton Herald
“It’s time we start claiming ownership of the greatest American rock band of all time: Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers…Petty's an icon, a Hall of Famer, one of the all-time great rock songsmiths.”—Tampa Bay Times
“So why was Saturday’s concert by Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers so satisfying…Because Petty has written and recorded so many songs that have become part of the classic-rock songbook.”—Minneapolis Star Tribune
“Delivering a retrospective show that not only rekindled memories but also stood as a spirited tribute to a sound unbound by fleeting style.”—The Columbus Dispatch
 “The iconic rock collective gave a performance that served as a reminder to the crowd that they were truly in the presence of living legends.”—Red Dirt Report
 “Not many classic rock bands get to enjoy a 40th anniversary and even fewer are able to do so by selling out arenas wherever they play. In the case of Tom Petty & the Heartbreakers, they’re celebrating the occasion with as polished a set as any band you’ll see.”—Best Classic Bands
Additionally, Chris Stapleton, Peter Wolf, The Lumineers and The Shelters will perform as special guests on coming North American dates this summer. The band will also headline London’s Hyde Park as part of Barclaycard Presents British Summer Time with special guests Stevie Nicks, The Lumineers and The Shelters—this will be their only European performance of 2017. See below or www.tompetty.com for details.
TOM PETTY AND THE HEARTBREAKERS LIVE
June 29
Wrigley Field
Chicago, IL*
July 1
Wells Fargo Center
Philadelphia, PA†
July 2
CMAC Performing Arts Center
Canandaigua, NY†
July 5-6
Marcus Amphitheater-Summerfest
Milwaukee, WI*
July 9
Hyde Park
London, UK
July 15
Air Canada Centre
Toronto, ONT
July 16
RBC Ottawa Bluesfest
Ottawa, ONT
July 18
DTE Energy Music Theatre
Detroit, MI†
July 20-21
TD Garden
Boston, MA†
July 23
Royal Farms Arena
Baltimore, MD†
July 26-27
Forest Hills Stadium
Queens, NY†
July 29
Wells Fargo Center
Philadelphia, PA†
August 17
Pepsi Live at Rogers Arena
Vancouver, BC‡
August 19
Safeco Field
Seattle, WA‡
August 22-23
Greek Theatre U.C. Berkeley
Berkeley, CA§
August 25
Golden 1 Center
Sacramento, CA§
August 27
Greek Theatre U.C. Berkeley
Berkeley, CA§
September 17
Kaaboo Festival
San Diego, CA§
September 21
Hollywood Bowl
Los Angeles, CA**
September 22
Hollywood Bowl
Los Angeles, CA**

*with special guest Chris Stapleton
†with special guest Peter Wolf
‡with special guests The Lumineers
§with special guests The Shelters
**with special guest Lucinda Williams
 
For complete tour and ticket information, visit tompetty.com/tour

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Kasabian Announces North American Tour Dates + New LP Release

Kasabian Announce North American Tour Dates

Their 5th UK #1 For Crying Out Loud To Be Released On LP On September 1st
Album Available NOW On DSPs
WATCH the Video for "You're In Love With A Psycho" HERE
WATCH the Video for "Bless This Acid House" HERE

 
Photo Credit: Phil Knott

Kasabian, one of the UK's most successful and beloved bands, have revealed plans for a run of North American live dates in September -including stops in New York City, DC, Boston, Chicago, Los Angeles and more. 

The band released their sixth studio album For Crying Out Loud in the UK on May 5th, landing them their 5th UK #1 album. For Crying Out Loud is available on all DSPs in the US now via RED. The band will release a physical version of the LP in the US via Third Man Records on September 1st. Lead singles "You're In Love With A Psycho" and "Bless This Acid House" are buoyant, spirited sing-a-longs, bursting with the band's renowned swagger and brilliant knack for rousing choruses.

Kasabian have firmly established themselves as British national treasures, with a flawless discography and legions of fans. In the space of their previous five album releases they've pocketed a UK GRAMMY-equivalent BRIT Award, seven NME awards and four Q Awards. Their euphoric live sets have taken them to the headline spots at multiple music festivals, including the world's biggest: England's legendary Glastonbury Festival. It's been three years since North American fans were treated to a tour. 
 
Watch the band perform "Bless This Acid House" live on the BBC's Later With Jools Holland. 

Following the more electronic direction of 2014's acclaimed 48:13, Kasabian were keen to make a truly great guitar album. Serge Pizzorno says about For Crying Out Loud"We wanted to make a very positive album full of hope with guitars to remind people that it's still relevant." The result is one of the most energetic and dynamic rock records of the year. 
Kasabian are: Serge Pizzorno (guitar and vocals), Tom Meighan (vocals), Chris Edwards (bass), Ian Matthews (drums) and Tim Carter (Guitars).
Tour Dates:
Sept 14    New York, NY @ Terminal 5*
Sept 15    Philadelphia, PA @ The Trocadero Theatre
Sept 16    Boston, MA @ Royale Nightclub
Sept 18    Toronto, ON @ Rebel Complex*
Sept 19    Chicago, IL @ House of Blues *
Sept 23    Los Angeles, CA @ The Wiltern*
Sept 24    San Francisco, CA @ Regency Ballroom*
Sept 27    Mexico City, MX @ Pabellon Cuervo Palacio Del Los Deportes*

* Support from Slaves

 


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Teragram Ballroom Founders Expand To LA's Arts District: Announce The Moroccan Lounge: A New Live Music Venue Coming Fall 2017

  

TERAGRAM BALLROOM FOUNDERS EXPAND TO THE ARTS DISTRICT:

ANNOUNCE THE MOROCCAN LOUNGE:
A NEW LIVE-MUSIC VENUE COMING FALL OF 2017

DUNCAN SMITH APPOINTED AS TALENT BUYER

***
The principal owners of Downtown-LA's acclaimed music venue, the Teragram Ballroom, announce their latest addition to the LA live-music scene, The Moroccan Lounge. The new venue will open its doors in the LA Downtown Arts District in the fall of 2017.
The Moroccan Lounge is located at one of the oldest liquor-licensed sites in LA, which has housed many businesses over the years-including a well-known diner, Little Pedro's, and according to popular rumor, a brothel. Now the storied location has been transformed into The Moroccan Lounge, an intimate live-music venue with unimpeded sight lines, exceptional acoustics and an environment that caters to both artists and audiences.
"It was important for me to open a little brother to the Teragram Ballroom - a fresh, sound-strong venue that supports bands, giving them that first step up to performing in a first rate, state-of-the-art venue," says co-founder Michael Swier, likening this venue's raison d'etre to that of his revered New York venue, the Mercury Lounge. "A venue the size and quality of The Moroccan Lounge develops bands with the kind of professional attention and treatment they will come to expect as their careers gain speed and they play the larger, more venerable venues."   

The Moroccan Lounge accommodates approximately 275 people, and offers a large, static stage in an acoustically conditioned music room with adjacent green room, a comfortable lounge with a large bar and a restaurant.

"I feel very fortunate to have found this gem, with its perfect bones for music, in the Arts District," says Swier. "It's a vibrant neighborhood, new and familiar at the same time, acreative sense of place."

Co-founder Joe Baxley, who scouted the location, agrees. "The Downtown Arts District has become a real center of culture and entertainment, a place with a lot of activity. I can't think of a better location for The Moroccan Lounge," he says.

Located at 901 East 1th Street, The Moroccan Lounge is just off the 101. It is on the gold line near the Little Tokyo/Arts District Station.

"We were inspired by the building's existing Moorish style, which kindled memories of Tangier, and the iconic Café Baba, notorious haunt of rock legends," says project architect and co-founder, Brian Swier, who also designed the Teragram Ballroom, the Bowery Ballroom, the Mercury Lounge, among others. "While rock n' roll was my primary design mode, visitors can expect unusual details here -- some new, some vintage -- like unique wall coverings, exposed masonry, and salvaged ephemera."

Industry-veteran and LA resident, Duncan Smith, is The Moroccan Lounge's talent buyer. Smith was most recently a talent buyer at LA's The Resident and prior to that he worked at LA's Spaceland Presents. Both Scott Simoneaux, talent buyer for the Teragram Ballroom, and Johnny Beach, long time talent buyer for the Bowery Ballroom and partner in the Teragram Ballroom, will assist in the launch and oversight of The Moroccan Lounge's talent-buying department.

Acoustical Consultant: Jim Falconer
Sound System Designer: Jeff DelBello of db Sound Design
Lighting System Designer: Luciano Savedra


Website: themoroccan.com
Twitter: @moroccan_lounge
Facebook: Moroccan Lounge
Instagram: @moroccanlounge

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The xx Release "I Dare You" video

The xx Release “I Dare You” video
 
Directed by Alasdair McLellan in Collaboration with CALVIN KLEIN’S Raf Simons
 
  
Thursday June 29, 2017—The xx today release a brand new music video for “I Dare You.” Taken from their acclaimed, number one album I See You, the “I Dare You” video is directed by Alasdair McLellan in collaboration with The xx and CALVIN KLEIN Chief Creative Officer Raf Simons. The video was filmed in Los Angeles at Lloyd Wright’s Sowden house and John Lautner’s Rainbow House and continues The xx’s longstanding visual collaboration with McLellan, who also directed the band’s "On Hold" and "Say Something Loving" videos, in addition to their collaboration on the It Could Be Love photo book zine.
 
Raf Simons also has had a longstanding appreciation of The xx—Jamie Smith, Romy Madley Croft and Oliver Sim—and was drawn to the band’s recent work with McLellan. Seeing a connection between the videos and his own work at CALVIN KLEIN, Simons was pleased to collaborate on the third video of the trilogy, lending his eye to the architectural and atmospheric elements and utilizing an eclectic cast including Millie Bobby Brown, Ashton Sanders, Paris Jackson, Lulu and Ernesto Cervantes.
 
Watch the “I Dare You” video HERE
 
Speaking about the video, the band say:
 
“We are so happy to share our new video for 'I Dare You’. Our love letter to Los Angeles, a city close to our hearts where we wrote and recorded parts of our album I See You. This is the third video our friend, the wonderful Alasdair McLellan, has directed for us. He collaborated with a hero of ours, Raf Simons, on the creative concept and direction. It was amazing to work with both of them and such a pleasure to meet and work with Millie, Paris, Ashton, Lulu and Ernesto! Thank you to CALVIN KLEIN and everyone involved. We hope you enjoy watching! xx The xx”
 
Released in January via Young Turks, The xx’s third album I See You has been their biggest critical and commercial success to date, reaching number one in charts around the world. On Friday, the band also released a deluxe version of the album online, featuring three new songs: “Naïve,” “Seasons Run” and “Brave For You (Marfa Demo).”
 
Meanwhile, following a prestigious Main Stage slot as main support to Radiohead at theGlastonbury Festival on Friday (https://youtu.be/terwtMv4FYI?list=PLlJ6mcpK7uj5wwcEePqnU5OOYG5eTJeIY), The xx will continue to perform live across the globe. All the dates below, with further information from http://thexx.info/tour/
 
The xx Live 2017
 
Jun 29             Roskilde Festival, Roskilde, Denmark
 
July 1               Open'er Festival, Gdynia, Poland
Jul 6                 NOS Alive, Lisbon, Portugal
Jul 10               Postepay Sound Rock In Roma, Rome, Italy
Jul 21               Splendour in the Grass, North Byron Parklands, Australia
Jul 25               Singapore Indoor Stadium, Kallang, Singapore
Jul 28-30          Fuji Rock Festival, Niigata, Japan
Jul 29-30          Holiday Land Festival, Seoul, Korea, Republic of
 
Aug 5              Lollapalooza, Chicago, IL
Aug 10            Oya Festival, Oslo, Norway
Aug 10-12       Way Out West Festival, Gothenburg, Sweden
Aug 12            Flow Festival, Helsinki, Finland
Aug 14            Sunset Festival, Tallinn, Estonia
Aug 15            Sunset Festival, Sigulda, Latvia
Aug 17            Pukklepop Festival, Hasselt, Belgium
Aug 18-20       Lowlands Festival, Biddinghuizen, Netherlands
Aug 25            Zürich Openair, Zürich, Switzerland
Aug 27            Rock En Seine, St. Cloud, France
Aug 29            SWG3 Galvanizers Yard, Glasgow, United Kingdom
Aug 30            SWG3 Galvanizers Yard, Glasgow, United Kingdom
 
Sep 1               Electric Picnic, Stradbally, Ireland
Sep 7-10          Bestival, Dorset, United Kingdom
Sep 10             Lollapalooza Festival, Berlin, Germany
Sep 24             Life is Beautiful Festival, Las Vegas, NV
Sep 26             Golden 1 Center, Sacramento, CA
Sep 27             Santa Barbara Bowl, Santa Barbara, CA
Sep 29             The Forum, Inglewood, CA
 
Oct 3               Starlight Theatre, Kansas City, MO
Oct 6-8            Austin City Limits Festival, Austin, TX
Oct 9               Red Rocks Amphitheatre, Morrison, CO
Oct 10             The Great Saltair, Salt Lake City, UT
Oct 12             The Criterion, Oklahoma City, OK
Oct 13-15        Austin City Limits Festival, Austin, TX
Oct 13-15        III Points Festival, Miami, FL
Oct 17             Coca-Cola Roxy, Atlanta, GA
Oct 19             Champions Square, New Orleans, LA
Oct 21             Live Out Fest, Monterrey, Mexico
 
Nov 18-19       Corona Capital Festival, Mexico City, Mexico
 
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