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Juan BacLean @ BEMF 8/8 (Nicky Digital)
"A collaboration between Famous Friends (a promotion company) and Noise Problem (a booking agency), the second installment of BEMF--the first festival took place last summer at The Yard--seemed to be banking its success on strength in numbers. With admission at $25, 38 DJs and bands were packed onto a 12-hour bill of "emerging" artists, with each act charged with the task of taking control of the party for 30 minutes at a clip. Overstuffed bills didn't work in the '90s, and it didn't help BEMF's cause on Saturday. There was little musical fluidity (or any real connection to Brooklyn, aside from some on the lineup calling the borough home), and none of the DJs had the time to stretch out and take the crowd on a proverbial journey. While aspiring live acts need opportunities to hone their craft, some of the early live performances looked like amateur hour." [Big Shot Mag]The Juan MacLean was one of the headlining acts at the second annual Brooklyn Electronic Music Festival that happened at the Old American Can Factory on Saturday, August 8th. Check out a video of their performance below.
The Juan Maclean are in Europe for the rest of August. On Friday, December 18th, the group will play another Brooklyn show at Music Hall of Williamsburg. Tickets go on AmEx presale on Wednesday, August 12th at noon. General sale starts Friday at noon. All tour dates and videos (including the new video for "Happy House") below...
The Juan MacLean - 2009 Tour Dates
Aug 15 Suvilahti Power Plant - Flow Festival Helsinki
Aug 16 Optimo Glasgow
Aug 17 Sneaky Pete's - Edinburgh Fringe Festival Edinburgh
Aug 19 Cargo London
Aug 20 Pukkelpop Open Air Festival Hasselt
Aug 21 Evenemententerrein Walibi World - Lowlands Festival Biddinghuizen
Aug 22 Tent Parque Fuentes Blancas - Electrosonic Festival Burgos
Dec 12 Music Hall of Williamsburg Brooklyn, NY