Entries tagged with: Ultra Music Festival
"As electronic music fans are recovering from another year of the Ultra Music Festival, Miami's mayor is calling for the three-day music fest to be scrapped after a security guard was trampled at the event on Friday night.
According to WSVN, Erica Mack, 28, remains in critical condition after she was trampled by a crowd that pushed down a fence at the festival.
Yesterday, as festival goers attended the final day of the event, Miami Mayor Tomas Regalado pledged that Ultra won't be in Miami in years to come, WSVN reported.
"It's time to say goodbye," he said. "We are bringing a resolution to the City Commission. If approved, the city will deny the permits for next year. We'd rather take quality of life instead of money."" [FOX]
German house vets Booka Shade will be in North America this spring for both weekends of teh Ultra Music Festival in Miami in March. In between the two weekends, the duo of Walter Merziger and Arno Kammermeier will play an NYC show at Irving Plaza on March 19. Tickets to that show go on Live Nation and Music Geeks presale on Thursday (2/14) with the regular on-sale happening Friday (2/15) at 10 AM.
Booka Shade will also be in America for both weekends of Coachella. Their most recent release is the Haleshop EP which you can stream below and download via their website for the price of your email address.
Tour dates and EP stream are below...
UK bass duo Disclosure, last here in October, will be back in March -- not for SXSW but the 2013 Ultra Music Festival in Miami which takes place over two weekends (3/15 - 17 and 3/22 - 24). The festival also features appearances from Tiësto, David Guetta, Armin van Buuren and Avicii, Hot Chip, Crystal Castles, Calvin Harris, Carl Cox, Fatboy Slim, and more. Disclosure is only playing the first weekend. Full "Phase 1" line-up is below, with more to be announced later.
While in North America, the duo will also make time for two shows in NYC: March 20 at Music Hall of Williamsburg and March 21 at Bowery Ballroom. Tickets to both shows go on sale Friday (1/18) at noon.
Disclosure are currently experiencing success in their home country as single "Latch" is sitting in the UK Top 20. You can stream it below.
Michael Bolton, who seems to have a good sense of humor about his crappy music, will star as himself in new sitcom Michael Bolton's Daughter Is Destroying My Life according to Deadline. Look for the new sitcom on ABC next year.
Speaking of the trend of having your festival two weekends in a row now, Ultra Music Festival announced they're doing it too.
Jon Carmanica at the NY Times talks about dance stars evolving to pop fame.
The same issue of the NY Times profiles Ellie Goulding who is dating pop fame dance star Skrillex (who she was hanging out with at Pianos the other night).
Adele's "Someone Like You" has topped another chart: most popular songs at funerals.
The Nick Waterhouse and Allah-Las tour hit Chicago last week. We got pictures.
Speaking of pictures, in NY we recently captured the butt shaking going on at Bowery for Nicky Da B, Flying Lotus and then SBTRKT at Terminal 5, Public Image LTD at both MHOW and Hammerstein, Menomena at Bowery (MHOW on the way), Revelation Records Anniversary Night Two (three and four on the way), and Morrissey not once, not twice, but thrice.
And oh yeah, don't forget the New York Comic Con shots.
Stream Divine Fits' appearance on NPR's World Cafe from earlier today.
Xbox's iTunes-esque new music service debuts tomorrow. Surprise: you're going to have to update your firmware to use it.
Kitty Pride, who plays CMJ this week, hates fellow redhead Tori Amos. For weird reasons.
More stuff below...
Somebody call Madonna, I think this girl may have found Molly....
Madonna has added a Madison Square Garden show to her tour that already included two shows at Yankee Stadium. Tickets for the November 12th show are on pre-sale now (password: Madge). General sale begins 3/30 at 10am.
In related news, Madonna was just down at Ultra Music Festival where she asked a giant crowd how many of them have "seen Molly". She has since denied it was a drug reference, though as Deadmau5 pointed out after hearing it, it obviously was (even if she didn't realize it). Watch in the first minute of the video, below...
Kraftwerk will kick off a "Kraftwerk-Restrospective 1 2 3 4 5 6 7" residency at The Museum of Modern Art from April 10-17, playing an album in full each night. They'll play 1974's Autobahn on 4/10, 1975's Radio-Activity on 4/11, 1977's Trans Europe Express on 4/12, 1978's The Man-Machine on 4/13, 1981's Computer World on 4/14, 1986's Techno Pop (aka Electric Cafe) on 4/15, 1991's The Mix on 4/16, and 2003's Tour de France Soundtracks on 4/17. According to a press release:
Each evening will consist of a live performance, in the Museum's Donald B. and Catherine C. Marron Atrium, of works from one of the group's eight albums, created over four decades, followed by a selection of original compositions from their catalogue adapted specifically for this exhibition's format, to showcase both Kraftwerk's historical contributions and contemporary influences on sound and image culture.Tickets for all 8 shows go on sale Wednesday, February 22 at noon.
The press release also notes that "presentation of Kraftwerk's historical audio and visual material" will be on view at The Performance Dome at MoMA PS1 from April 10 - May - 14 in Long Island City, Queens.
Kraftwerk are also playing Ultra Music Festival in Miami this March. All dates and some videos below...
Miike Snow at Terminal 5 in 2010 (more by Brook Bobbins)
Miike Snow will release their sophomore LP, Happy to You, on March 27 via Downtown/Universal. You can stream the album track "Black Tin Box," which features fellow Swede Lykke Li HERE, and watch the video for another, "The Devil's Work," below. The artwork and tracklist are also below.
Miike Snow will tour the US and Canada in support of the new album, surrounding their appearances at SXSW, Ultra Music Festival in Miami, and Coachella. The tour hits NYC on April 24 and 25 at Terminal 5. The 4/24 show is sold out but tickets just went on sale for the 4/25 show.
All dates, video, album art and tracklist below...
SBTRKT in Sweden in 2011 (more)
SBTRKT, who released one of our favorite albums of 2011, is currently on a long international tour that brings him to North America for the sold out Coachellas and a NYC show earlier in April, happening at Webster Hall on April 3. Tickets for that show are still available, but they might be close to selling out because he just added another NYC show happening one day earlier at Music Hall of Williamsburg (4/2). Tickets for the Brooklyn show go on sale Friday (1/27) at noon with an AmEx presale starting Wednesday (1/25) at noon. US support TBA.
UPDATE: The billing of the Brooklyn show is now "SBTRKT DJ Set and very special guests."
All dates, Ultra Music Festival and SXSW included, are listed below.
SBTRKT recently released the instrumental track "Atomic Peace," which he first revealed when he played it on a Mary Anne Hobbs Guest Mix in 2009. The track samples Múm's "Flow Not So Fast Old Mountain Radio", which is the reason he had not previously released it. You can stream it below.
Updated dates and stream below...
Daedelus at LPR (more by Chris Doss)
South by Southwest isn't the only major music fest that goes down in March. Ultra Music Festival happens a few days later in Maimi, and the now-sold out, three-day party features a giant lineup of electro acts, many who hit NYC right before or after.
Their lineup includes Duran Duran (who is also playing SXSW), Crystal Castles (who have a show coming up at Terminal 5), The Klaxons, (who play Webster Hall), Trentemoller (who plays MHoW soon), Cut Copy (who plays T5 in triplicate), Royksopp (who plays MHOW and Webster Hall), ... the list goes on and on and includes Daedelus.
Los Angeles DJ and producer Daedelus will play a Brooklyn show at Music Hall of Williamsburg on April 2nd. Tickets are currently on AmEx presale, and go on regular sale Friday at noon (3/10). Daedelus is also playing SXSW and many other places as part of the 'Magical Properties 3 Tour'. The full list of his dates and openers is below.
Daedelus's new LP Bespoke is due in North America on April 26th via Ninja Tune Records and includes guest appearances by Baths, Busdriver and many others. RCRD LBL has the track with Bilal. Check out the tracklisting, some videos and all tour dates, below...
After an appearance at SXSW in Austin followed by the Ultra Music Festival in Miami (full lineup belolw), the Klaxons will play shows on their way to the sold-out Coachella Festival in California.
It looks like a full tour is still TBA, but (UPDATE: full tour now announced and) the dates will include a NYC show at Webster Hall on March 29th with Brooklyn's A Million Years (who also play Mercury Lounge on 2/11) and Brooklyn's Creep. Tickets for the Manhattan gig go on AMEX presale Wednesday at noon (2/2) and regular sale 48 hours later. All dates are listed below.
Creep is a duo comprised of Lauren Dillard and house DJ and producer Lauren Flax. Flax is also Fischerspooner's touring DJ. Creep recently dropped a video for "Days" directed by Fischerspooner Warren Fischer. The song features vocals from Romy Madley Croft of The xx. Check out that video below and look for Creep's debut LP later this year. Meanwhile they also have other collaborative singles planned with Reggaeton-R&B twins Nina Sky, Nomi Ruiz and Planning to Rock.
Speaking of Nomi Ruiz (who is best known for her role in Hercules & Love Affair), Nomi's current project Jessica 6 recently announced a March 1st Mercury Lounge show. That gig takes place not long after the band gets back from a European tour. All dates below.
Flax can also be found at One Step Beyond at The American Museum of Natural History this Friday (2/4), where she'll DJ alongside Scissor Sisters (who are also DJing) and Activaire. Tickets are still available. Scissor Sisters play live at Wellmont Theater on 2/18 (tickets available), a few days before they hit MSG at part of their tour with Lady Gaga.
Check out the video for Creep's "Days" (with Romy Madley Croft), and all tour dates, and the complete Ultra Music Festival lineup, below.
In case you somehow missed the crush of commercials on cable television, MTV has a new and possibly NSFW show called Skins based on a UK series about teens, sex, drugs, mental health and family. Skins, whose demographic seems to be "hip teens" who like nudity (read: teens) and pervy would-be pedophiles, will be celebrated at a FREE NYC party at the tail end of this week.
Rusko, Sleigh Bells, Klever, Drop the Lime, and Kill the Noise will perform at an undisclosed NYC location on January 14th. The party jumps off at 10PM and you must be 16 to get in ("16 to party, 21 to drink."). More details, and directions on how to get in are on the Facebook invite though even with an RSVP, "ENTRY BASED ON CAPACITY AND IS NOT GUARANTEED."
Sleigh Bells' "Kids" is the theme song to Skins, which premieres on Jan 17th. And the show is Sleigh Bells' only U.S. appearance in the coming months. The duo will spend the rest of January into February in Europe. All dates are listed below.
'Skins' party DJ Rusko went on a HARD Fest tour over the summer with Crystal Castles, Sinden & Destructo, though he wasn't on the bill when the tour hit NYC's Terminal 5 in August. Rusko won't be there either when Crystal Castles and Destructo play the same NYC venue on March 18th, 2011 (also a HARD show), and Rusko won't be there when HARD and Destructo return to Terminal 5, one night later, for a March 19th show with Simian Mobile Disco, Skream and Benga, and Fake Blood. Tickets are on sale. It's a "HARD Weekend" (flyer below).
Before then, Simian Mobile Disco are going on tour with Juan Maclean and Blondes (dates below). After then, Crystal Castles, Simian Mobile Disco AND RUSKO (and many others) will play the Ultra Music Festival in Florida (Friday, March 25, Saturday, March 26 and Sunday, March 27, 2011 in downtown Miami's Bicentennial Park). Currently announced lineup at the link.
All SMD & Sleigh Bells tour dates, flyers and some videos below....
photos by Faith-Ann Young
"Well, moving on from the horrid location of Terminal 5 (no STRAIGHT bars around either) the actual inside of the place is pretty big. I wished that we had seated tickets but that was also because I was tired of walking. We drank the 6$ beers and I even bought shots at the bar for me and the woman. She got too drunk, AGAIN and wanted to sit down. I got her candy from the bathroom hoping the sugar would keep her up but it didn't. The bathrooms were amazing, they had all this candy, cologne, mints, hair gel, deodorant. After I peed, I go to wash my hands and the guy put soap in my hands and got me enough paper towels to dry my hands. I didn't have to touch anything. Then I spritzed some Dolce and Gabana "Light Blue" and I tipped the guy a couple of dollars. I was satisfied.Right before Kele contracted viral pharyngitis which in turn caused the cancellation of Saturday's Bloc Party show at the Ultra Music Festival in Florida, the UK band stopped in NYC to play two nights in a row at Terminal 5 with opener Longwave. More pictures from the Wednesday night show (3/25), including one of Bloc Party's setlist, below...
As for the actual Bloc Party show, they played everything." [Logic]
Laurie Anderson is playing Santos Party House in Manhattan tonight (3/26). The $75 benefit also has DJ Moby, and many more on the bill.
Speaking of Moby, he, Santigold, Roni Size, Late of the Pier, The Whip, Crystal Castles, Cut Copy, Hercules and Love Affair, Prodigy and many others in the dance community will be heading down to Miami this weekend for the Ultra Music Festival.
Many of the artists I just mentioned
sold their souls for are also involved in the TOPSHOP festivities happening in NYC next week.
One artist mentioned above, The Prodigy, play a NYC show at Roseland Ballroom tonight (3/26).
A video of Moby covering Radiohead's "Creep" below...,
The Prodigy @ Big Day Out (Keith Photo by Paul Dugdale)
As Showtrotta previously pointed out, The Prodigy are back with a new album, Invaders Must Die - out March 3rd via Take Me To The Hospital/Cooking Vinyl (note that is a new release date). According to the band, "Liam Howlett, Keith Flint and Maxim are all featured on the album, which is the first time since the release of Fat Of The Land in 1997." And this note came yesterday:
We just finished touring australias big day out last night, its been the best tour we have ever done there, absolutely mad....the sydney show was biggest indoor venue we have ever played, 35000 people in there, I couldn't see the fuckin end, it was mega and hot! We also played palace in melbourne for 1800 it was 50 degrees in there, security were using fire hoses into the crowd.....so we want to thank all the ozzys (n kiwis) that supported us and made it a mega tour.....I managed to stay out the sun for 3 weeks mainly coz I was working on new tunes and a remix for a band, I was like a bat - only come out at night! Off to singapore now, should be interesting......liam hThere are North American shows coming too. Already officially announced, The Prodigy will be headlining the Ultra Music Festival on March 28th. Now comes word that the band will also be playing Roseland Ballroom in NYC two days earlier. $42.50 tickets for that show will go on sale Thursday at noon.
Other bands playing the Ultra Music Festival include Bloc Party, Moby, Cut Copy, Late of the Pier, Hercules and Love Affair, The Presets, Crystal Castles, Booka Shade, Pete Tong, Santogold, Roni Size, Richie Hawtin and Busy P. Full lineup at their site.
All known Prodigy dates below...