BUD LIGHT LAUNCHES ‘MUSIC FIRST,’ A SUMMER-LONG CELEBRATION OF MUSIC
CULMINATING WITH CONCERTS IN ALL 50 STATES ON ONE DAY
FEATURING ALEX CLARE
Thursday, August 1, 2013 @ 8:00PM
The Louisville Palace
** TICKETS ON SALE FRIDAY, MAY 10 AT 12NOON **
Louisville, KY – This summer, Bud Light is making a commitment to bring fans closer to the music they love with the
introduction of “
Bud Light Music First
,” a program that will create and celebrate various music firsts. Bud Light Music
First will culminate on Thursday, Aug. 1, with “50/50/1,” a never-before-seen live music event that will see Bud Light
present one concert in each of the 50 states on a single day.
“Music is such a unique platform because it brings people together, yet everyone interacts with it on a personal level,” said
Rob McCarthy, vice president, Bud Light. “With Bud Light Music First, we have an amazing collection of artists and
partners that will make sure every adult fan can experience music in a fun, interesting way this summer.”
Fans can become part of the Music First experience by downloading the Bud Light Music First app, which is now available
through the Apple and Android app stores. The app will be music fans’ primary destination to score Bud Light Music First
prizes, including Monster DNA Headphones, Live Nation® Concert Cash®, Universal Music Group (UMG) music
downloads and 50/50/1 concert tickets throughout the summer. Adults can enter codes found in specially-marked
packages of Bud Light, Bud Light Lime or Bud Light Platinum into the app for a chance to instantly win a Music First prize.
In total, Bud Light will give away more than 500,000 music-centric prizes this summer. For more information on prizes
and how to enter, including how to play without making a purchase, see the Official Rules at
Bud Light has also partnered with Myspace to build an interactive home for the Music First program. The Bud Light Music
First Myspace hub, located at https://new.myspace.com/BudLightMusicFirst, offers fans a single destination on the newly
redesigned platform where they can receive updates on concerts, connect and listen to 50/50/1 artists and download the
Bud Light app via iOS and Android mobile devices for a chance to win tickets to shows in their town or redeem prizing
directly from their desktop computers. The Bud Light Music First Myspace hub will also house a series of exclusive
interviews with artists who will each share stories about their own personal music firsts and livestream select 50/50/1
concerts on Aug. 1.
“We’re excited to partner with Bud Light as the Music First initiative gives fans the opportunity to connect to music on a
massive scale, tapping into Myspace’s platform as a destination for 50/50/1,” said Christian Parkes, global vice president
of marketing, Myspace. “Like Myspace, Bud Light shares the desire to create unique experiences in music and provide
fans greater access to their favorite artists.”
Bud Light Music First’s finale, 50/50/1, will feature an eclectic lineup of artists from around the globe. Bud Light unveiled
the first 26 50/50/1 artists today, including Kendrick Lamar, Sublime with Rome, Alex Clare and The Flaming Lips. The
50/50/1 concert series was created in partnership with Live Nation Entertainment.
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In addition, anyone who pre-orders any of these formats via BlackSabbath.com will be entered into a drawing to win a pair of VIP tickets to an official ’13′ album launch event in London, including a meet and greet with the band, flights and accommodation. Additional details and full terms and conditions on the contest can be found at BlackSabbath.com.
As the countdown for the arrival of ’13′ gets closer, the second Jack Osbourne-directed clip of the rock legends at work on the album can now be seen at the band’s website or by clicking below.
ANNOUNCING PERFORMANCE SCHEDULE FOR
2013 WANEE MUSIC FESTIVAL
THE ALLMAN BROTHERS BAND
& WIDESPREAD PANIC
& MUCH MORE!
TICKETS ON SALE NOW!
Announcing the Performance Schedule for the 2013 Wanee Music Festival, Wednesday April 17th through Saturday April 20th at the Spirit of Suwannee Music Park in Live Oak, FL. The Allman Brothers Band along with Widespread Panic, playing both Friday and Saturday Nights, headline a great line-up of outstanding performers for what is fast becoming one of the most popular Festivals in the country.
WANEE PERFORMANCE SCHEDULE
Wednesday (Early Bird Party)
2:45-3:45pm – Groves
4:15-5:15pm – Juke
5:45-6:45pm – Beebs & Her Moneymakers
7:15-8:30pm – Kettle Of Fish
9:00-10:15pm – Cope
10:45pm-1:00am – Ivan Neville’s Dumpstaphunk
Thursday (Mushroom Stage Only)
12:45-1:30pm – Oli Brown
2:00-3:00pm – Monophonics
3:30-5:00pm – The Bobby Lee Rodgers Trio
5:30-7:00pm – Voice Of The Wetlands Allstars
7:30-900pm – Royal Southern Brotherhood
9:30-11:00pm – Hot Tuna Electric
11:30pm-1:30am – Greyboy Allstars
Friday – Peach Stage
11:30am-12:00pm – The Bobby Lee Rodgers Trio
12:30-2:00pm – Blackberry Smoke
2:30-4:00pm – Robert Randolph
4:30-6:00pm – Govt Mule
6:30-8:30pm – Widespread Panic
9:30pm-12:00am – Allman Brothers Band
Friday – Mushroom Stage
11:00-11:30am – Flannel Church
12:00-1:00pm – The Revivalists
1:30-2:30pm – Jaimoe’s Jasssz Band
3:00-4:30pm – Les Claypool’s Duo De Twang
5:00-6:30pm – N.Mississippi Allstars
8:30-9:30pm – BoomBox
12:00-2:00am – Steel Pulse
Saturday – Peach Stage
11:30am-12pm – The Bobby Lee Rodgers Trio
12:30-2:00pm – Leon Russell
2:30-4:00pm – Michael Franti & Spearhead
4:30–6:00pm – Tedeschi Trucks Band
6:30–8:30pm – Widespread Panic
9:30pm-12am – Allman Brothers Band
Saturday – Mushroom Stage
11:00am-11:30am – Yeti Trio
12:00-1:00pm – The Lee Boys
1:30-2:30pm – Dirty Dozen Brass Band
3:00-4:45pm – Maceo Parker
5:15-6:30pm – Tower Of Power
8:30-9:30pm – Giant Panda Guerilla Dub Squad
12:00am-2:00am – Galactic & Friends
THREE DAY GENERAL ADMISSION FESTIVAL TICKETS:
$215 + Applicable Fees – Includes: 3 nights of Primitive Camping (Thurs., Fri. & Sat.). Music from 12:30PM on Thursday (April 18). Full days of Music on Friday & Saturday (April 19 & 20).
Tickets for the 2013 Wanee Music Festival are on sale now at: http://www.waneefestival.tickets.musictoday.com/WaneeFestival/calendar.aspx. The Festival will be held Thursday April 18th through Saturday April 20th at the Spirit of Suwannee Music Park in Live Oak, FL. A Special Early Bird Show is scheduled for Wednesday, April 17th. (VIP Tickets are sold out)
Last year with thousands in attendance, the festival saw its biggest and best year to date. This year is sure to sell out so get your tickets NOW!
Look for more upcoming announcements at: www.waneefestival.com
Iroquois Amphitheater and Production Simple announced the opening shows for their 2013 concert series. Louisville Mayor Greg Fischer discussed the significance the series has in making people aware of our historic and beautiful park. Local band , Houndmouth who will be featured on NPR Radio and recently sold out Headliners Music Hall, will begin the series on April 26. The band was introduced by Mayor Fischer and Production Simple’s Lizi Hagen.
The Amphitheater celebrates it’s 75 anniversary opening in 1938. This year’s acts include Local Natives,The legendary Gregg Allman and Garrison Keillor. Paul Thorn and Jason Isbell will perform in a rare collaboration show as well. To learn more about this season’s events visit their website http://www.iroquoisamphitheater.com
Sunday, May 12, 2013
THE LOUISVILLE PALACE
PAUL ANKA COMMEMORATES 55th YEAR AS A SINGER/SONGWRITER/ENTERTAINER
WITH DUETS, CD COLLECTION OF SUPERSTAR COLLABORATIONS
**TICKETS ON SALE THIS FRIDAY, MARCH 22 AT 10AM**
Louisville, KY – A new 14-song collection by pop music legend Paul Anka, DUETS, is set for release April 9th through Legacy Recordings, a division of SONY MUSIC ENTERTAINMENT. The release coincides with the in-store date for Anka’s long-awaited life story, MY WAY: An Autobiography, co-written with David Dalton and published by St. Martins Press.
In his 55th year as a performer, Paul Anka is a national treasure (notwithstanding he was born in Ottawa) who quickly separated himself from the pack of teen idols that surfaced in the mid-to-late 1950s. He did this mainly by virtue of writing all his own hits (“Diana,” “You Are My Destiny,” “Lonely Boy,” “Put Your Head On My Shoulder,” “Puppy Love”), and taking control of his business career (producing, buying and owning his master recordings, a practice he still employs today). He further separated himself from the pack during the pre-Beatles era by moving into posh big city night clubs like New York’s Copacabana, that were long the province of Frank Sinatra and his generation. Anka also graduated from early rock exploitation films (like Let’s Rock and Girls Town) into mature film roles like The Longest Day, (for which he wrote the Oscar-nominated title song).
Anka wrote the all-time classic “My Way” (recorded by everyone from Sinatra to Sid Vicious), and co-wrote Michael Jackson’s posthumous single, “This Is It.” Anka also penned “She’s A Lady” for Tom Jones and the instrumental theme song for The Tonight Show starring Johnny Carson. Anka charted singles throughout the 1960s, 1970s (the #1 “You’re Having My Baby” and the Kodak theme song, “Times Of Your Life”) and 1980s, and overall has maintained a distinct presence throughout the past half-century of pop culture. He is among Billboard magazine’s Top 25 most successful recording artists, putting him alongside Elvis Presley and the Beatles.
DUETS includes heartfelt liner notes written by Anka, as an introduction to the classic songs he has chosen and his collaborators. “Throughout the history of music,” writes Anka, “there have been all kinds of songs; to me, the classics still reign supreme. This endeavor, these songs, will be easy on your ears; they are the stuff that love and life is all about.”
DUETS presents collaborations with a ‘Who’s Who’ of entertainment royalty, including brand-new vocal recordings with Michael Bublé (“Pennies From Heaven”) and Leon Russell (“I Really Miss You”).
Other duet partners include “Do I Love You (Yes, In Every Way)” with Dolly Parton, “This Is It” with Michael Jackson, “Think I’m In Love Again” with Gloria Estefan, “Crazy” with Willie Nelson, “You Are My Destiny” with Patti LaBelle, “Les Filles de Paris” with jazz trumpeter Chris Botti, “It’s Hard To Say Goodbye” with Celine Dion, “She’s A Lady” with Tom Jones, “Hold Me ‘Til The Morning Comes” with Peter Cetera, and “My Way” with Frank Sinatra.
One track actually features a trio vocal performance, Anka singing “Walk A Fine Line” with George Benson and Michael McDonald.
Finally, there is “Find My Way Back To Your Heart,” a new composition sung by Anka with background vocals contributed by singer and vocal coach Tita Hutchison, and produced by Michael Thompson and Paul Anka.
DUETS provides a musical journey through the life and times of Paul Anka. Anka (born July 30, 1941) was studying piano and was a local Canadian performer (mainly an impressionist) by age 12 in 1953, which would make 2013 his 60th year as a performer. He led his first vocal group at 13 (the Bobby Soxers), wrote his first songs at 14, and recorded his first commercial single in Los Angeles at 15 (the summer after 9th grade!). He signed with ABC-Paramount at age 16 in 1957, igniting the pop firmament with “Diana,” “You Are My Destiny,” and all the hits that followed.
As Anka addresses the listener in his liner notes: “I am proud of what you are about to hear, and I am grateful to those of you out there who continue to show an interest in every body of work that I create. I have always said that success has many fathers and I thank everyone who has made this venture possible; it is always a team effort.”
TICKETS ON SALE FRIDAY, MARCH 22, AT 10AM
Reserved Seat Tickets: $79.50 / $59.50 / $39.50 / $29.50
Bob Dylan w/ The Wild Feathers
Sunday, April 28, 2013
Born Robert Allen Zimmerman; (May 24, 1941) is an American musician, singer-songwriter, record producer, artist, poet, and writer. He has been an influential figure in popular music and culture for more than five decades. Much of his most celebrated work dates from the 1960s when he was an informal chronicler and a seemingly reluctant figurehead of social unrest. A number of Dylan’s early songs, such as “Blowin’ in the Wind” and “The Times They Are a-Changin’“, became anthems for the US civil rightsand anti-warmovements. Leaving his initial base in the culture of folk music behind, Dylan’s six-minute single “Like a Rolling Stone” radically altered the parameters of popular music in 1965. His recordings employing electric instruments attracted denunciation and criticism from others in the folk movement.
Dylan’s lyrics have incorporated a variety of political, social, philosophical, biblical and literary influences. They defied existing pop music conventions and appealed hugely to the then burgeoning counterculture. Initially inspired by the performance style of Little Richard,and the songwriting of Woody Guthrie, Robert Johnson,and Hank Williams. Dylan has both amplified and personalized musical genres. His recording career, spanning fifty years, has explored many of the traditions in American song—from folk, blues and country to gospel, rock and roll, and rockabilly to English, Scottish, and Irish folk music, embracing even jazz and swing.Dylan performs with guitar, keyboards, and harmonica. Backed by a changing line-up of musicians, he has toured steadily since the late 1980s on what has been dubbed the Never Ending Tour. His accomplishments as a recording artist and performer have been central to his career, but his greatest contribution is generally considered to be his songwriting.
For more information go here: www.bobdylan.com
Daryl Hall & John Oates w/ Mutlu
Tuesday, May 28, 2013
Daryl Hall and John Oates are the NUMBER-ONE SELLING DUO in music history!
Starting out as two devoted disciples of earlier soul greats, Daryl Hall & John Oates are soul survivors in their own right. They have become such musical influences on some of today’s popular artists that the September 2006 cover of Spin Magazine’s headline read: “Why Hall and Oates are the New Velvet Underground.” Their artistic fan base includes Rob Thomas, John Mayer, Brandon Flowers of the Killers, Ben Gibbard of Death Cab For Cutie and MTV’s newest hipsters Gym Class Heroes who dubbed their tour “Daryl Hall for President Tour 2007.” One of the most sampled artists today, their impact can be heard everywhere from boy band harmonies, to neo-soul to rap-rock fusion.
Signed to Atlantic by Ahmet Ertegan in the 1970’s, Daryl Hall & John Oates have sold more albums than any other duo in music history. Their 1973 debut album, Abandoned Luncheonette, produced by Arif Mardin, yielded the Top 10 single, “She’s Gone,” which also went to #1 on the R&B charts when it was covered by Taveras. The duo recorded one more album with Atlantic, War Babies, (produced by Todd Rundgren) before they were dropped and promptly signed to RCA. Their tenure at RCA would catapult the duo to international superstardom.
For more information go here: www.hallandoates.com
STEVIE WONDER TO JOIN TOM PETTY AND THE HEARTBREAKERS AND KINGS OF LEON AS HEADLINERS AT THE HANGOUT MUSIC FEST
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They Might Be Giants will be at Headliners Music Hall tonight
Doors 6:30pm / 14 +
No one under the age of 14 will be admitted, even with a parent or guardian.
Brooklyn originals They Might Be Giants are on tour with a new show. TMBG’s boundless creativity, rowdy and spontaneous performance, combined with their vast repertoire of memorable songs has made their live shows the thing of legend. With a brand new album, DVD, and iphone app, there is much for They Might Be Giants to celebrate. Don’t miss this unforgettable show. Show Time: 7:30pm
Nanobots released today via Idlewild Recordings,
full LP streaming at Rolling Stone
“You’re On Fire” MP3 revealed w/ Stereogum
On US Leg of 60-Date International Tour + Interviewed by
Comedian Eugene Mirman @ Special SXSW Interactive Panel
3/11: SXSW TMBG Interviewed by Eugene Mirman @ Long Center, 5pm
Two-time GRAMMY winning Brooklyn originals have just released an extraordinary 16th studio album Nanobots–returning with electrifying pop melodies, vivid lyrics and just enough bass clarinet. Over three decades They Might Be Giants have perfected their deliriously catchy, original sound, and Nanobots 25 startling tracks in 45 memorable minutes play to all the bands strengths. The album was created at the private studio of their long time producer Patrick Dillett (St. Vincent, David Byrne, Mary J. Blige). It’s available at all digital & physical retailers today via Idlewild Recordings, and marks the debut offering through the band’s new distributor Megaforce.
Nanobots finds the band in fine form, receiving accolades from SPIN, Alternative Press, MAGNET, Rolling Stone, WIRED, New York Magazine and more. The call and response chorus and percussive guitar line of “You’re On Fire” premiered with Stereogum and dares even the grumpiest wallflower not to dance. Download the “You’re On Fire” MP3 HERE & check out the full album streaming at Rolling Stone, AOL Spinner and MSN Music. Please post & share!
Known for recording numerous themes most notably The Daily Show with Jon Stewart, and the GRAMMY-winning Malcolm In the Middle theme, the band has 2 platinum albums, 2 gold albums and have been nominated for 3 GRAMMYs, winning two. Revered for their energized live show and love of the road, the band has kicked off a 60-date international tour and will make a special top at SXSW Interactive for an intimate one-off interview by comedian Eugene Mirman. Stay tuned for more from They Might Be Giants coming soon!
“Catch them if you can — their live shows always deliver.”
– USA Today
“catchy pop heroics mixed with jingle-length songlets”
– Rolling Stone”
“’You’re On Fire” is a catchy and surprisingly toothy power-pop gem”
“ …devising smart, snappy, nasal-voiced songs for three decades.”
– The New York Times