Gorillaz x Reprezent A weekend of collaboration with Reprezent 107.3FM

Gorillaz x Reprezent
A weekend of collaboration with Reprezent 107.3FM
On-air, on the floor and live from the O2

Listen to a clip of Shaun Ryder x Reprezent HERE
To celebrate their live return to London, Gorillaz are collaborating with London’s best new music station, Brixton-based Reprezent 107.3FM, to create a weekend of unique radio shows – featuring members of the Gorillaz family from all corners of the musical spectrum – from 3:00pm on Saturday December 3rd to 11:00pm on Monday December 5th on 107.3FM / DAB / reprezent.org.uk
Gorillaz x Reprezent are inviting listeners around the world to join them for a series of shows exploring and celebrating the world of Gorillaz. Show content will include Damon Albarn and Humanz co-producerRemi Kabaka talking all things musical; Shaun Ryder reviewing this year’s Christmas tracks; ‘SundayRoast with Joe & Scully’ – a 4-part series of talk shows tackling themes that cut across four Gorillaz albums (*details below) – with contributors including ZSL, George Monbiot, Kieran Yates, Peter Robinson (Pop Justice), Dr Kate Devlin (Goldsmiths University) and Ciaran Thapar; plus interviews with Vince Staples and Bootie Brown among others.
In the ‘Gorillaz Mix Series’, you can expect to find ClaptoneNic FanciulliLittle Dragon, Gorillaz drummer Russel Hobbs and martial arts expert and former guitar child-prodigy Noodle on the guest mix.
And Saturday night (December 2nd) it’s time to head to Pop Brixton for a Saturnz Barz party. Curated by Gorillaz, Cadenza and Reprezent, the party hits the South London community venue taking in sounds that stem from Gorillaz track ‘Saturnz Barz’, while putting Dancehall front and centre. Tune in and join CadenzaManara and Lil C pon the decks with Flowdan, Epic B, Prynce Mini and special guests passing through for what promises to be a dope night.
Saturnz Barz runs from 7pm – midnight at Pop Brixton – Free Entry all night! All broadcast live on Reprezent with a visual stream from Keep Hush
And on Monday December 4th, from 11amReprezent will be live and direct from the O2, as they count down towards the first of two sold-out Gorillaz shows. Gorillaz family members will be dropping in live on air through the day and expect to hear your favourite Reprezent presenters alongside collaborators – all playing the most upfront music that finds it genius in the spirit of collaboration. And throughout Gorillaz’ O2 performance, Reprezent will broadcast selections from the set list LIVE whilst reporting from the front and bringing the hype straight to your cars, homes and devices.
Gorillaz’ Humanz Tour dates are:
Nov 29 – Glasgow – Hydro
Dec 1 – Manchester – Manchester Arena
Dec 2 – Birmingham – Barclaycard Arena
Dec 4 – London – O2 Arena
Dec 5 –  London – O2 Arena
Gorillaz are 2D (vocals), Noodle (guitar), Russel Hobbs (drums) and Murdoc Niccals (bass). With four acclaimed albums to their name – Gorillaz (2001), Demon Dayz (2005), Plastic Beach (2010), The Fall (2011). Humanz, the new album from Gorillaz – “… an inspired party album for a world gone mad.” (The Guardian) – was released on 28th April 2017 on Parlophone Records, reaching #1 and #2 in the U.S. and U.K. charts respectively, and topped the iTunes charts in over 60 countries around the world. And Gorillaz have been nominated for two Grammy Awards: Humanz (Best Alternative Album) and Andromeda feat DRAM (Best Dance Track).
About Reprezent 107.3FM / DAB :
“The station sounds unbelievably bright and focused, the presenters’ musical knowledge and expertise belying their youth. It’s a joy to listen.” -Miranda Sawyer
“Broadcasting 24 hours a day, the station has come to symbolise a sort of fame academy for DJ talent – like a cooler version of The BRIT School” – Noisey 2017
Located in shipping containers in Pop Brixton, Reprezent 107.3FM & DAB, talent is what Reprezent is about; a radio station and youth media platform that supports new UK music and supports the next wave of young talent on the come up.
The station is ‘Youth-Led’ meaning that all the music across the station and its creative output is made by young people between 16 and 25, (with a few over that age!). The station has a rich alumni of presenters who started at Reprezent (or Rep) and have gone on to have great careers. Stormzy, Novelist, Lady Leshurr, Jamz Supernova all cut their teeth at Reprezent and had their own regular shows .
Reprezent presenters also present for Beats 1 and the station has worked on collaborative projects in the past with The xx, Lovebox, Nike, Converse and Bestival.
Over 400 young people a year are trained at Reprezent and given full support to start a career in the media industry.
*Sunday Roast with Joe & Scully (4-part series)
Celebrity Takedown – A sideways look at the Cult of Celebrity and Celebrities impact on Society – with Peter Robinson (Pop Justice) and Kieran Yates (The Guardian)
Slowboat to Hades – The cracks are starting to show and society is on the way to hell! Join gal-dem as they talk about the crumbling of society – with gal-dem
Escape to Plastic Beach – In the ocean lies an island of plastic. How are we going to clean up after ourselves? – with Dr Heather Koldewey – (ZSL) and George Monbiot
We Are Still Humanz – Where is society and are we becoming better versions of ‘us’? Or is our love affair with Technology going to be our undoing? Hello Alexa. Hello Siri – with Ciaran Thapar – Writer & Youth Worker and Dr. Kate Devlin – Senior Lecturer in the Department of Computing at Goldsmiths, University of London.

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Piano Virtuoso, Singer And Songwriter Laila Biali Is Her Most Authentic Self On Self-Titled New Album, Out January 26th On Kobalt

Piano Virtuoso, Singer And Songwriter Laila Biali Is Her Most Authentic Self On Self-Titled New Album, Out January 26th On Kobalt

Full-Band Headlining Tour To Include Dates In New York City, LA And More
Laila Biali is no stranger to change - in fact, it's what drives her. The virtuosic jazz pianist, singer and songwriter splits her time between New York City and her native Toronto and is constantly juggling her musical career with her devoted family, but through it all, Laila's dedication to her craft has never wavered. Her self-titled, self-produced new album 'LAILA BIALI,' out January 26th (Kobalt), reflects on the challenges of being an artist and a mother, and the uprooted sense of place that comes with the territory of being a dual citizen, making for a diverse song cycle of both originals and covers that serves as a candid and authentic representation of who Laila is.
The songs on 'LAILA BIALI' don't shy away from tough topics. Album opener "Got to Love" tackles the negative side effects of gentrification, and reflects on Laila's experience living in Brooklyn and watching her neighborhood change before her eyes. On "Refugee," Laila eloquently pays tribute to the children who have lost lives during the Syrian refugee crisis from the perspective of a mother in the privileged western world. "Satellite" is one of the most personal songs on the record, on which Laila admits the emotional hardships of being a mother, a wife and a musician on the road. The covers on 'LAILA BIALI' hold important meaning, too - Coldplay's "Yellow" is an oft-requested fan favorite and the first ever jazz cover of the song to be recorded and published. Listen to that song here.
Laila is one of Canada's foremost Jazz pianists and vocalists, and has toured with the likes of Sting, Chris Botti, Suzanne Vega and Paula Cole - she and her husband, drummer and producer Ben Wittman, actually met while recording with Paula in New York City, and he contributed production and played on the new album as well. Other notable musicians on 'LAILA BIALI' include drummer Larnell Lewis (Snarky Puppy), bassist George Koller (Michael McDonald, Chaka Kahn), vocalists Carlos Ricketts (U2, Adele) and Lisa Fischer (Rolling Stones, Paul Simon), and more.
In addition to being a musician, Laila is also the host of CBC Radio 2's national weekly Saturday Night Jazz radio show, the station's only jazz show and the number 1 streamed show on CBCmusic.ca. Laila was nominated for a JUNO award for "Best Vocal Jazz Album of the Year" for her album 'Tracing Light,' and her music has earned praise from Downbeat, who named her record 'Live in Concert' one of the best albums of the year.
Laila and her band of musicians will tour in support of 'LAILA BIALI' through 2018, full routing below.

Jan 14 - New York, NY - Rockwood Music Hall Stage 3
Jan 24 - Winnipeg, MB - Kitchen Sync
Jan 26 - Regina, SK - Le Bistro
Jan 28 - Calgary, AB - Venue TBA
Jan 30 - Saskatoon, SK - Yamaha Piano Centre
Feb 01 - Vancouver, BC - Frankie's Jazz Club
Feb 02 - Edmonton, AB - Giovanni Music
Feb 06 - Seattle, WA - Dimitriou's Jazz Alley
Feb 07 - Seattle, WA- Dimitriou's Jazz Alley
Feb 09 - Ottawa, ON - GigSpace
Feb 13 - Toronto, ON - Jazz Bistro
Feb 14 - New York, NY - SubCulture
Feb 15 - Baltimore, MD - An Die Musik
Feb 19 - Irvine, CA - Concordia University
Feb 21 - Los Angeles, CA - Vitello's E-Spot
Feb 22 - San Francisco, CA - Red Poppy Art House
Feb 27 - Detroit, MI - Cliff Bells
Mar 01 - Waterloo, ON - Jazz Room
Mar 03 - Cleveland, OH - Nighttown
Mar 04 - Indianapolis, IN - Jazz Kitchen
Mar 08 - New York, NY - Birdland Jazz Club
Mar 10 - Durham, NC - Sharp 9 Gallery
Apr 06 - Atlanta, GA - The Velvet Note
Apr 07 - Atlanta, GA - The Velvet Note
Jun 28 - Aspen, CO - JAS Cafe
Jun 29 - Aspen, CO - JAS Cafe

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ONE LOVE CALI REGGAE FEST @ The Quuen Mary w/ Rebelution, Nas, Atmosphere, Ben Harper, Iration


FEBRUARY 10 & 11, 2018




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-- Badges & Individual Show Tickets Available For Purchase At NoisePopFest.com  --

SAN FRANCISCO, CA (November 29, 2017) – Noise Pop Festival, the Bay Area’s premiere indie music and arts festival, is excited to announce the second wave of acts that have been added to the music lineup for the 26th annual event. Over the course of a week, from Monday, February 19 to Sunday, February 25, Noise Pop Festival will transform the entire Bay Area into festival grounds with multiple events taking place across the city each night. Individual tickets to these new performances added today will also go on sale at 10 a.m. PT this Friday, December 1, 2017. Tickets to previously announced shows are already on sale. Both badges and tickets can be purchased at noisepopfest.com. All festival badges now include access to film screening events, bringing even more to the festival experience.

The strength of 90s indie rock in this year’s lineup is amplified by the addition of Built to Spill, who will perform Keep It Like A Secret in its entirety. Also newly added are psychedelic-Cambodian pop act Dengue Fever; a pair of Australian natives and heralded performers Amy Shark and Alex Cameron; and Shamir, who released his third album, Revelations, this November. This latest round of artists to join the bill bring with them lots of high-energy garage rock, punk, and emo in the form of Atlanta-based and female-fronted punk rock trio The Coathangers, who just released their sixth project to date, Parasite EP; Jeff Rosenstock, who you might remember from his previous projects The Arrogant Sons of Bitches, Bomb The Music Industry! and Kudrow; The Hotelier; Tiny Moving Parts; Death Valley Girls; and Mom Jeans.

Two very special and intimate performances this year will include Inara George (of The Bird and the Bee) on Tuesday night at Café Du Nord and Waxahatchee (solo) at Swedish American Hall on the closing night of Noise Pop Festival. Plus, Australian producers Crooked Colours will make their Bay Area debut at the annual Noise Pop & Popscene club night.

The full list of music acts currently confirmed to perform at the 2018 festival can be found below. Please note that the lineup is subject to change.

Built to Spill (performs Keep It Like A Secret)
Real Estate
Black Rebel Motorcycle Club
Parquet Courts
San Fermin (with The Magik*Magik Orchestra)
Waxahatchee (Solo)
Japanese Breakfast
The Album Leaf
Jay Som
Alex Cameron
Dengue Fever
Amy Shark
No Age
Bruno Major
Mount Eerie
The Coathangers
Jeff Rosenstock
Enter Shikari
The Hotelier
Carla Dal Forno
Tiny Moving Parts
Gerd Janson
Sean Rowe
Crooked Colours
Inara George (of The Bird and the Bee)
Night Beats
Miya Folick
Ha Ha Tonka
The Weather Station
Summer Twins
Death Valley Girls
Single Mothers
Mom Jeans.
Milk Teeth
Oso Oso
Dick Stusso
Hand Habits
Joy Again
Bat Fangs
The Flytraps
Hazey Eyes

*Note - Artists in bold are Phase 2 music lineup additions

Festival badges are now available for $195. All badges grant access to all general admission (non-seated) music concerts, badge-only happy hours, NPHQ and some very special events soon to be announced. Badges are non-transferrable with age-restrictions for some events, and badge-holders must arrive within 60 minutes after club door times to guarantee entrance. New benefits for badge-holders this year include additional access to all of the film screenings and film-related events throughout the weeklong festival.

In addition, a super limited number of Super Fan badges are still available for $399. Super Fan badge-holders will experience the true red carpet treatment at the festival, where they receive guaranteed entry to all festival events, a special merch package, complimentary drink tickets to select events, and a personal Noise Pop concierge available for assistance throughout the weeklong festival. For any badge related questions, contact Noise Pop directly at badge@noisepop.com.

Tickets to all previously announced individual festival performances are on sale now. Tickets to these latest shows added today will go on sale this Friday, December 1 at 10 a.m. PT. New to Noise Pop Festival, badge-holders will now have the option of a specialized waitlist-service to help them enter shows.

This year’s official festival artwork was created by ChiChiLand. Çiğdem “Chi” Michalski is an illustrator, artist and occasional art director in Seattle, who for the past decade was half of the creative duo running Istanbul’s beloved motion design studio – imago. Today, she focuses on art and illustration while continuing to create work in the field of animation and design.

Last year at the 25th annual event, Noise Pop Festival saw its highest attendance yet in the festival’s history with nearly 90% of the acts playing to sold-out crowds and all festival badges selling out in advance. In total, over 28,000 people attended the 2017 festival, which marked a more than 30% increase in attendance from the year prior in 2016, which again was a hallmark year for the annual festival.

The 2017 festival played host to 180+ music artists across more than 17 Bay Area venues, with additional events including concerts, film screenings, art shows and more. The lineup for the 25th anniversary last year again carried on the festival’s musical expansion by including genres of all types including hip-hop, indie rock, electronic, metal, and more. The 2017 festival also welcomed the return of the Noise Pop After Hours at Café du Nord presented by Jameson Music, where the celebration continued multiple nights of the festival with surprise sets from several beloved Bay Area acts, including Thao (of Thao & The Get Down Stay Down), Jay Som, and Con Brio.

Stay tuned as additional music acts, as well as the film, art and event lineups will be announced in the months ahead.

Follow Noise Pop Festival on Facebook at www.facebook.com/noisepop.com, as well as on Instagram, Twitter, and Snapchat at @noisepop for updates and special promotions. The official hashtag for the festival is #NoisePop2018.

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Best Books of 2017

BEST 20 BOOKS 2017

1. The Invention of Angela Carter: Biography by Edmund Gordon

2. Lou Reed: A Life by Anthony DeCurtis

3. After Kathy Acker: A Biography by Chris Kraus

4. Everything Is Combustible by Richard Lloyd

5. Lonely Boy by Steve Jones

6. Somebody With A Little Hammer: Essays by Mary Gaitskill

7. Goethe: Life as a Work of Art by Rudiger Safranski

8. Substance: Inside New Order by Peter Hook

9. Vinyl, album, cover, art: The Complete Hipgnosis Catalogue by Aubrey Powell

10. Hit So Hard: A Memoir by Patty Schemel

11. So Much Things To Say: The Oral History of Bob Marley by Roger Steffans

12. Conversation With Edwidge Danticat by Maxine Lavon Montgomery (editor)

13. Acker by Douglas A. Martin

14. Astrophysics For People In A Hurry by Neil deGrasse Tyson

15. I Am The Wolf: Lyrics and Writings by Mark Lanegan

16. Farewell To The Muse: Love, War, and the Women of Surrealism by Whitney Chadwick

17. The New Analog by Damon Krukowski

18. Being Elvis: A Lonely Life by Ray Connolly

19. Meet Me In The Bathroom by Lizzy Goodman

20. MUTE: A Visual Document by Terry Burrows


4321 by Paul Auster

The Future Won’t Be Long by Jarett Kobek

The Answers by Catherine Lacey

Lincoln In The Bardo by George Saunders

Exit West by Mohsin Hamid

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