Monday, October 16, 2017

NKRIOT Amoeba Performance and cassette release

On nov. 9th 2017 NKRIOT will be hosting his official in-store performance & cassette release party at amoeba music in hollywood, ca.

Thursday, October 12, 2017

CRÈME releases Helium

Oh Boy Records to Release Dan Reeder’s Nobody wants to be you. on November 10

NASHVILLE, Tenn. -- Oh Boy Records announces the upcoming release of Dan Reeder ’s newest project, Nobody wants to be you . on November 10 . The five-song EP will be distributed by Thirty Tigers and was produced by Reeder himself.

Nobody wants to be you. marks Reeder’s fourth release on Oh Boy Records, a relationship formed after Reeder sent a burned CD to John Prine in the early 2000’s. Prine listened, signed Reeder to his label, toured with him four times, and released all three of Reeder’s previous records: Dan Reeder (2004), Sweetheart (2005), and This New Century (2009). The albums garnered glowing reviews; publications like No Depression deemed him “brilliant,” and NPR’s Fresh Air compared Reeder to Prine himself. The New Yorker ’s Ben Greenman coined him as “one of the foremost outsider artists in modern folk” and he was featured on the Emmy award-winning show Weeds (“Work Song”).

While Nobody wants to be you is the precursor to a full-length (set for a 2018 release), the EP isn’t lacking in tenacity and holds true to his distinct style: slightly quirky, painstakingly honest, and undeniably witty. Compared to its predecessors, his latest work delivers a brighter, more energized tone, full of what Reeder calls “easy piano.” This can arguably be heard on the first single, “Kung fu is my fighting style”, a rock-n-roll, piano-driven ballad with a uniquely-distorted electric guitar solo, which also happens to be the only guitar on the entire album. On the other hand, the opening and title track, “Nobody wants to be you” is much more soothing. The bluntness of the lyrics are softened by Reeder’s crooning; yet, even with multi-layered harmonies, his voice maintains its iconic “wisp.” While the album varies from the folk groundwork laid in the past, Reeder’s musical intelligence is as present as ever. When you listen to Nobody wants to be you, you’re hearing more than an album. You’re hearing every piece of a self-made artist and his multi-faceted skill set -- from the soulful, smoky vocal overlay to a singular, meticulous guitar sound, but best of all, you’re hearing the ingenuity that is Dan Reeder.

In addition to his musical background, Reeder designs all of his album art (including the cover of Nobody wants to be you ., featured above) and is a critically-acclaimed visual artist. Since moving from California to Nuremberg, Germany, over 30 years ago, he has won various visual art awards, participated in numerous exhibitions, led art seminars, and took on a visiting professorship at the Akademie der Bildenden Künste (aka, Germany’s Academy of Fine Arts). In 2012, he published an overview of his work titled Art Pussies Fear This Book .

For more information, visit www.danreeder.com .

Wednesday, October 4, 2017

Lisa Loeb to be Honored at the 2018 She Rocks Awards

ANAHEIM, Calif. (October 4, 2017) – The Women’s International Music Network (the WiMN) is pleased to announce acclaimed platinum-selling artist Lisa Loeb as the first honoree at the upcoming 2018 She Rocks Awards. Recognizing women who stand out as role models in the music industry, the live awards event will take place on January 26, 2018, at 6:30 p.m. at the new House of Blues in Anaheim, CA. Tickets are now on sale and available for purchase at sherocksawards.com.

Lisa Loeb is a singer-songwriter, producer, touring artist, author and philanthropist who started her career with the platinum-selling Number 1 hit song “Stay (I Missed You)” from the film Reality Bites. A trailblazing independent artist, Lisa was the first pop musician to have a Number 1 single while not signed to a recording contract. Lisa continues to craft irresistible pop songs for the 21st century, while designing Lisa Loeb Eyewear, writing children's books, and supporting non-profit causes. She is releasing a new children’s album on October 6, titled Lullaby Girl. For more information about Lisa Loeb, visit Lisaloeb.com.

Laura B. Whitmore, founder of the WiMN and co-producer of the She Rocks Awards, comments, “We are so thrilled to honor Lisa Loeb, an iconic and pioneering artist. She is truly a role model for female artists of all ages. The She Rocks Awards celebrates women from all walks of the music and audio industries and we are looking forward to a stellar event this January!”

More 2018 She Rocks Awards honorees will be announced soon.

The She Rocks Awards pays tribute to women who display leadership and stand out within the music and audio industry. It brings together industry professionals, music icons, artists, fans and the media.

Past honorees of the She Rocks Awards include multi-platinum artist, Colbie Caillat; legendary percussionist Sheila E.; icons Chaka Khan and Ronnie Spector; Experience Hendrix CEO, Janie Hendrix; rock guitarist and singer/songwriter, Lita Ford; Executive Director of the NAMM Foundation, Mary Luehrsen; Grammy® Award-winning bass player and singer/songwriter, Esperanza Spalding and many more. Past years have included stellar performances by The Bangles, Karmin, Mindi Abair, Orianthi, Nita Strauss, and many others.

The 2018 She Rocks Awards will take place on Friday, January 26, 2018
during the NAMM Show at the new House of Blues Anaheim at 6:30 p.m. This high-energy evening includes live music, awards and speeches, celebrity appearances, a fabulous silent auction, food with cash bar, amazing gift bags and so much more! Tickets are now on sale, available in four tiers that include dinner and more. A NAMM Show badge is not required to attend the She Rocks Awards. Find out more and purchase tickets at sherocksawards.com.

The 2018 She Rocks Awards is sponsored by Gretsch, Seymour Duncan, Martin Guitar, Roland, Reverb.com, Roland, Zildjian, Presonus, Sennheiser, PreSonus, Sabian, Schecter Guitars,
108 Rock Star Guitars, Berklee Online, Bittree, On Stage Stands, M.A.C. Cosmetics, Paul Mitchell, NAMM, Guitar World, Guitar Player, Bass Player, Electronic Musician, and more. For information regarding She Rocks Awards sponsorship opportunities, please contact info@thewimn.com.

Learn more about the She Rocks Awards at sherocksawards.com.

Isotonik Studios gives away GHOSTS for FREE



"We've been absolutely blown away by the reception given to the Arcade Series Returns so we've decided to celebrate!

In creating the series Ableton Certified Trainer, Mark Towers built an original proof of concept of Ghosts, it wasn't linked to a control surface and was controlled merely by the mouse.
It was the screenshot of this that saw us get our biggest media coverage to date and now we've decided to finish off the device and make it available as a taste of the full series for FREE!
Ghosts LE is s MaxforLive Generative sequencer that can be controlled by the mouse, inspired by PacMan it’s Ghosts create MIDI notes in a defined scale each time the touch a power pill.
With a variety of controls over the Ghosts and the ability to change the contents of the map you can set up numerous copies to create your own generative composition.

Whilst Ghosts LE is the free introduction to the Arcade Series Returns it also includes some of the ranges core features such as looping and export to MIDI Clip. Just watch Marks walkthrough video above for more details!"



Joshua Tree Music Festival begins this weekend

Festival Info:

1. Plenty of tickets and camping passes available at the front gate box office.

2. Box office hours, and ticket prices, can be found on the TICKET page of the website.

3. Festivities commence THU eve at 6pm with music by Gene Evaro Jr., Kuinka & Tomas de la Noche. We will be serving up free rice, beans & beer starting at 7pm.

4. Directions to the festival on the GETTING THERE page of the website.

5. If you bought tickets in advance, just bring your ID to will call box office (no tickets are mailed)

6. Every person on the festival property (campground included) will require a wristband.

7. Every vehicle in the campground will require a camping pass ($75 if your vehicle is 17' or shorter, $125 if longer than 17')

8. Day parking lot is FREE if there are 3 or more people in the vehicle. Otherwise Day Park is $20 for the weekend, or $10 for the day.

9. Downloadable PDF of the Music Schedule can be found on the home page of our website.

10. Please do bring smiles, dancing shoes, big hearts, and lots of love.

12th Annual Fall
Joshua Tree
Music Festival

October 5-8, 2017
16th Annual Spring
Joshua Tree
Music Festival

May 17-20
8th Annual
Music Festival

July 26-29

Tuesday, October 3, 2017

12 Yaad Records x Jamaica’s Yaadcore Unveil Official Video for Fari DiFuture’s ‘Farmer Man’

September 12, 2017 - Today, 12 Yaad Records’ Label Founder and Masterful Reggae Selector Yaadcore unveils the latest project from his label, which celebrates Jamaica’s thriving music scene and cultural roots. Releasing a complete re-master of hit track dubbed ‘Farmer Man’, artistic progeny of emerging Reggae icon Fari DiFuture, Yaadcore continues to push the envelope with his latest release and collaboration.

Let Me Tell You About My Island: Deeply rooted in Rastafari beliefs and principles, recording artist and master lyricist Fari Di Future has manifested the philosophy of the H.O.W.K.L.E.A.R Movement, Heights Of Wisdom-Know, Learn, Execute & Rise, to deliver a breathtaking and humble video for “Farmer Man”. A delicate balance evident in the direction of the video highlights socio-cultural and political issues facing Jamaica while celebrating the island’s proudest characteristics - pulsating rhythms, vibrant culture, flavorful cuisine and local fare.

Watch & Listen to ‘Farmer Man’

Poignant shots of the Jamaican countryside punctuate the video as it pans through scenes of Fari DiFuture singing atop a factory shipping pallet or leisurely blowing smoke beneath the shade of a mango tree. The director utilizes sweeping views of the breathtaking island to supplement the visually stunning masterpiece, reinforcing the key themes in the songs lyrics.
Interwoven into the narrative are reels of ginger, coffee and other Jamaican exports juxtaposed against controversial shots of the island’s Prime Minister and angry crowds in protest, while a farmer reaps his harvest (later delivered by Fari DiFuture to a local market). ‘Farmer Boy’ serves as an exposé on real troubles Jamaica is currently confronting - touching on poverty, civil unrest, and agriculture - while paying homage to the natural riches Jamaica possesses, found nowhere else in the world.

Fari DiFuture exhibits both mastery and skill as an artist, expressing fluency and vocal range on a variety of topics, which promote sustainable levity; celebrate the island flavor and cuisine; discuss the reality of impending natural disasters, to the non-appreciation of the lambs breath and the burning of ganja trees, which remains contradictory, as to date, marijuana remains synonymous with tourism and branding.

Looking ahead Fari DiFuture alongside Yaadcore will continue to be the voice of Jamaica through their upcoming projects -- Stay up to date on 12 Yaad Records and its collective of artists!
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