9/24/2018

Morrissey Cements U.S. Legacy With Joan Jett Show, Top-Billing At Tropicalia Festival

Morrissey Cements U.S. Legacy With Joan Jett Show, Top-Billing At Tropicalia Festival

Announces Deluxe Reissue Of 'Low in High School'
Following quick sellouts of his recently added shows in Ventura (10.31 at the Majestic Ventura Theater) and San Diego (11.10 at Copley Symphony Hall), Morrissey has decided to add a rare theatre show in Los Angeles at the 7,000 seat Microsoft Theatre. Morrissey recently completed a similar multi-venue run in London and wants to bring a similar experience to his beloved Los Angeles. The Microsoft Theatre show promises to be a great night out as iconic special guest star Joan Jett will bring her "Bad Reputation" to open the evening's festivities with a full set of her own.
The high-profile set at the Microsoft Theater will also offer a VIP ticket package that includes preferred seating for the show and a limited edition reissue of his latest record 'Low in High School'. Out on December 7th, the deluxe edition is a double vinyl that includes his "touching" (Billboard) cover of The Pretenders' "Back On The Chain Gang," five (5) live B-sides from the recording session, three (3) unreleased tracks, a limited edition lithographed photograph of Morrissey, and a rare version of a photo booth portrait taken when the legendary frontman was a student.
The newly-announced California shows come at the heels of Morrissey's top-billing at Tropicalia Festival in Long Beach. The festival, which is near selling out, will see "one of the most influential figures in the history of British pop" (BBC) co-headlining alongside Cardi B and performing alongside luminaries of the contemporary alt-Latinx music scene such as Kali Uchis, Cuco, and Devendra Banhart as well as indie staples Mazzy Star and Albert Hammond, Jr. (The Strokes). 
After the West Coast dates, Morrissey will bring his "fantastic" (Billboard) live act to Latin America. The tour will go through Mexico, Peru, Brazil, Paraguay and Argentina, ending on December 15th in Chile.
Morrissey Fall 2018 Tour | California and Latin America 
Wed, Oct 31 - Ventura, CA - Majestic Ventura Theater 
Thurs, Nov 1st - Los Angeles, CA - Microsoft Theater (w/ Joan Jett) *Just Announced*
Sat, Nov 3rd - Long Beach, CA - Tropicalia Festival 
Sat, Nov 10th - San Diego, CA - Copley Symphony Hall 
Fri, Nov 23rd - Mexico City, MX - National Auditorium 
Tues, Nov 27th - Lima, PE - Anfiteatro del Parque de la Exposición 
Fri, Nov 30th - Rio de Janeiro, BR - Fundição Progresso 
Sun, Dec 2nd - São Paulo, BR - Espaco Das Americas 
Wed, Dec 5th - Asunción, PY - Centro de Convenciones De La Conmebol 
Fri, Dec 7th - Buenos Aires, AR - Direct TV Arena 
Fri, Dec 14th - Mostazal, CL - Gran Arena Monticello 
Sat, Dec 15th - Santiago, CL - Movistar Arena 

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BEASTIE BOYS BOOK: LIVE & DIRECT with ADAM HOROVITZ & MICHAEL DIAMOND

BEASTIE BOYS BOOK: LIVE & DIRECT
with ADAM HOROVITZ & MICHAEL DIAMOND
Adrock & Mike D Announce Six Nights of Readings, Conversation, Q&A with Special Guest Moderators, Live Score by Mix Master Mike & More
Every Ticket to Include Physical Copy of Beastie Boys Book
Out October 30, Available for Pre-Order at www.beastieboysbook.com  
Tickets On Sale Friday, September 28
In celebration of the October 30 release of Beastie Boys Book (Spiegel & Grau), Adam “Adrock” Horovitz and Michael “Mike D” Diamond will embark on the six-night four-city Beastie Boys Book: Live & Direct event tour.
Each night of Beastie Boys Book: Live & Direct will feature readings, conversations between Mike D, Adrock and a special guest moderator, Q&A sessions–all with a live score provided by Mix Master Mikeand a brand new Beastie Boys exhibit, curated by Beastie Boys & Beyond the Streets in partnership with adidas Skateboarding. Sonos will provide the sound experience at each exhibit, playing a mixtape curated by Adrock and Mike D.
As if that’s not enough, every ticket for Beastie Boys Book: Live & Direct comes with a physical copy of Beastie Boys Book—to be redeemed upon entrance to the event.
The full itinerary is as follows:
    10/29 – New York – Town Hall – Tickets*
    10/30 – Brooklyn – Kings Theatre – Tickets
    11/3 – Los Angeles – Montalban Theatre – Tickets
    11/4 – Los Angeles – Montalban Theatre – Tickets
    11/5 – San Francisco – City Arts & Lectures at Nourse Theater – Tickets
    11/30 – London – EartH – Tickets
Tickets are on sale to the public beginning Friday, September 28 at 10am local.
* Town Hall tickets are on sale 12 noon local time.
Written by Adrock and Mike D, with contributions from Amy Poehler, Colson Whitehead, Spike Jonze, Wes Anderson, Luc Sante, and more, Beastie Boys Book is a panoramic experience that tells the story of Beastie Boys for the first time in the band members’ own words. Adam “Adrock” Horovitz and Michael “Mike D” Diamond offer revealing and very funny accounts of their transition from teenage punks to budding rappers; their early collaboration with Russell Simmons and Rick Rubin; the debut album that became the first hip hop record ever to hit #1, Licensed to Ill—and the album’s messy fallout as the band broke with Def Jam; their move to Los Angeles and rebirth with the genre-defying masterpiece Paul’s Boutique; their evolution as musicians and social activists over the course of the classic albums Check Your HeadIll Communication, and Hello Nasty and the Tibetan Freedom Concert benefits conceived by the late Adam “MCA” Yauch and more.
With a style as distinctive and eclectic as a Beastie Boys album, Beastie Boys Book is so much more than a musicians’ memoir. Alongside Horovitz and Diamond’s personal recollections are an overwhelming assortment of rare photos and original illustrations, a cookbook by chef Roy Choi, a graphic novel, a map of Beastie Boys’ New York, mixtape playlists, and many more surprises.
Beastie Boys Book hits stands on Tuesday, October 30. Pre-order is available at www.beastieboysbook.com and http://www.randomhousebooks.com/books/232195/
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Trey Pollard (Natalie Prass, Foxygen) announces chamber music debut on Spacebomb Records

TREY POLLARD (NATALIE PRASS, FOXYGEN,
HELADO NEGRO, BEDOUINE, S-TOWN)
 
ANNOUNCES
CONTEMPORARY CLASSICAL DEBUT ALBUM ANTIPHONE,
PRODUCED BY MATTHEW E. WHITE

CO-OWNER AND IN-HOUSE ARRANGER OF SPACEBOMB RECORDS
SHARES STOP-MOTION VIDEO FOR "8 PAIRS: FUGUE VI. VERY SLOWLY"
 

ANNOUNCES LIVE STRING QUARTET PERFORMANCES IN
RICHMOND, VA AND BROOKLYN, NY

ANTIPHONE
 
TO BE RELEASED ON NOVEMBER 16
VIA SPACEBOMB RECORDS


"Antiphone [is] set to emphasise Pollard's emotional and conceptual sound...
Jumping between producing, piano and conducting the small ensembles,
his debut album will highlight Pollard's prowess and attention to minor detail."
 

As the co-owner and in-house arranger of Spacebomb Records, Trey Pollard (arranger for Natalie PrassFoxygenHelado NegroMatthew E. WhiteBedouineS-Town podcast) has had an illustrious career of music creation, but now he is excited to finally announce his proper debut as a contemporary classical composer in his own right. Antiphone, a series of compositions for a 16-piece orchestra comprised of strings and piano, was produced by Matthew E. White and will be released on November 16, 2018 via Spacebomb Records. To ring in the announcement, Pollard has shared the stop-motion video for "8 Pairs: Fugue VI. Very Slowly," which is available to stream or embed HERE.

Pollard has also announced a pair of live performances for the music -- first comes a November 12performance at The Hofheimer in Richmond, VA, followed by a date at Brooklyn, NY's Rough Trade on November 15 to properly celebrate the album's release. Both dates will find Pollard accompanied by a live string quintet.


The music featured on Antiphone had a unique introduction -- its official world debut was via a live stream of the recording session from Montrose Recording in Richmond, VA. Not even Trey had heard the music yet -- this was the first time a group of musicians has performed it, and the stream allowed the listener to hear the music as it was rehearsed, perfected and recorded. The live stream consisted of the recording of two separate pieces with a 16-piece orchestra comprised of string players and a pianist, with Pollard at the helm as conductor. Viewers took a rare, intimate front-row seat as Pollard conducted and instructed his players while they rehearsed, and ultimately recorded, his debut compositions. It's not often that outsiders get such a close look inside the creative process of recording chamber music, especially not for a composer's anticipated debutWatch the archived live stream HERE.

About Trey Pollard:
To understand the composing and arranging world, lineage of learning is key-some subtleties of technique can only be passed from teacher to student in ways unreproducible through solitary study alone. Trey Pollard learned the art from Doug Richards, the renowned Duke Ellington scholar who founded a university Jazz Studies program in Richmond back in 1980. Richards is a brilliant composer, arranger and educator, a featured artist at the Kennedy Center and the Smithsonian, and for what it's worth, was once invited to study with Nadia Boulanger, legendary guru of the 20th century classical scene. Richards espouses the view that jazz can be as artistically significant as classical music, placing Ellington Queen's Suite on the same pedestal as the works of Bach or Ligeti. Pollard has a perceptive ability to parse this history, to see his place in it, and draw structures and forms from various periods to inform his writing.

He is entering a new phase, completing a record of contemporary chamber pieces under his own name  featuring a set of preludes and fugues for string quintet and pieces for chamber string orchestra and piano. He wrote within a systematic framework, a series of parallel harmonic planes, constellations of notes unburdened by the tension of standard chordal and melodic structures. Pollard's creative powers are at a certain fullness now, a ripeness matched to his age and his experience in various roles: producing in the recording studio, performing with ferocious skill on guitar, piano or pedal steel, conducting small ensembles or orchestras-often with the same group of musicians he has known for over a decade. As co-owner of Spacebomb Records, his work has been a cornerstone of productions by a growing list of rock and pop artists in the know, Natalie PrassThe WaterboysFoxygenHelado NegroMatthew E. White and Bedouine, and expanded to projects outside that context, recently contributing to the score of S-Town, a groundbreaking longform podcast. The music of his mind is of such quality-agile and prescient, conceptual yet emotional, with an absorbing sense of beauty. Though he might not try to bring down the heavens, they swing low just the same. Pollard moves through the field of creation with surety, finding his own line on the thrill of sound.


Trey Pollard's upcoming performances:
11/12 - The Hofheimer - Richmond VA *
11/15 - Rough Trade - Brooklyn, NY ^

* - w/ Matthew E. White solo
^ - Album release show

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TROPICÁLIA Nov 3 & 4 at Queen Mary Park

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TROPICÁLIA 
Nov 3 & 4 at Queen Mary Park



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Nine Inch Nails DATES ADDED | COLD AND BLACK AND INFINITE NORTH AMERICA 2018

NINE INCH NAILS
COLD AND BLACK AND INFINITE NORTH AMERICA 2018 DATES ADDED
COLD AND BLACK AND INFINITE NORTH AMERICA 2018
COLD AND BLACK AND INFINITE NORTH AMERICA 2018
COLD AND BLACK AND INFINITE TOUR DATES ON SALE
CODE: ANTIQUATED
#NINONTOUR

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Dorothy @ Observatory North Park 9/23






All photos taken in San Diego CA by Bradley Dupray


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Greta Van Fleet @ Observatory North Park 9/23




All photos taken in San Diego CA by Bradley Dupray


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9/22/2018

Spiritualized @ LEVITATION FRANCE second day 22 Sept 2018









Bands include: Go!zilla, Flamingods, Juniore, Sextile, Mien, BJM, and more

All photos taken in Angers, France by BEV DAVIES


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LEVITATION FRANCE second day 22 Sept 2018


















Bands include: Go!zilla, Flamingods, Juniore, Sextile, Mien, BJM, and more

All photos taken in Angers, France by BEV DAVIES




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Brian Jonestown Massacre @ LEVITATION FRANCE first day 21 Sept 2018












Bands include: Wild Fox, La Luz, Pigs x7, Holy Wave, Prettiest Eyes
The Soft Moon, The Blank Tapes, BJM, and JC Satan

All photos taken in Angers, France by BEV DAVIES


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