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Local Music Lineup Announced for B.O.M.B. Fest May 28-29 at The Comcast Theatre in Hartford, CT

Posted in Entertainment by sceneandheardblog on May 4, 2011
Local Music Lineup Announced for B.O.M.B. Fest
May 28-29 at The Comcast Theatre in Hartford, CT

The East Coast’s Premiere Non-Profit Music Festival
to Showcase The Best in Local Music on The East Coast

May 4, 2011 – Hartford, CT – With less than a month before showtime, B.O.M.B. Fest is proud to announce its local talent lineup. Taking place on May 28-29 at the Comcast Theatre in Hartford, CT, B.O.M.B. Fest will unite local bands across the East Coast in one place for festival patrons. Featuring a diverse group of bands that range from alternative hip-hop to angular post punk, B.O.M.B. Fest’s local stage will bring together bands from across the musical spectrum. With local acts performing side-by-side with likes of Weezer, Snoop Dogg, and Wiz Khalifa throughout the festival, this robust local talent will give the East Coast a musical experience unlike any other to come before it.

Returning for it’s third year to Connecticut, B.O.M.B. Fest is the brainchild of Frank Bombaci, Sr. and Frank Bombaci, Jr., who have dedicated themselves to providing the East Coast with a premiere music festival that focuses not only on the best national talent, but also on the budding stars that will eventually follow in their footsteps. Long-time supporters of local music, the Bombacis have followed this vision since the festival’s beginning in 2008. ” Live local music is a very focused part of the overall non-profit mission of Bring Our Music Back Inc!” Frank Bombaci Sr. said. “There are amazing talented young musicians that need to be heard and we take pride in incorporating that mission into B.O.M.B. Fest.”

In addition to national and local talent, festival guests will also experience delicious food vendors, unique craft stations, and one-of a kind art installations, all complemented by Comcast Theatre’s professional amenities — clean bathrooms, spacious parking lots and state-of-the-art sound systems. And all proceeds from this year’s festival will got towards providing music scholarships, music enrichment and education programs, music and healing initiatives and community support and outreach. Last year’s festival raised money for The Hole in the Wall Gang Camps, Connecticut Children’s Hospital, YPI Camp, and The Lyman Allyn Museum.

Two-day passes are currently available at at $89 for General Admission Open Air Passes and $99 for General Admission Pavilion Passes. Advance single-day tickets are also on sale now at $60 for General Admission Open Air Passes and $70 for General Admission Pavilion Passes. A short ride from New York City, Boston, and Philadelphia, and more, B.O.M.B. Fest remains the East Coast’s most readily accessible music festival. Stay tuned for new announcements about the festival, including the festival’s local line-up, as well as onsite details shortly.

Local Talent Lineup

Forget Paris • Heirlooms • The Frank Critelli Band • The Backyard Committee • The Guru • Fake Babies • The Manchurians • Raina Mullen • Midi & The Modern Dance • EULA • Wry • The Lobster Quadrille • OConn • Distoria • The Files and Fires • The Rebel Yell • The Goonies • Emjae • Chalk Talk • Cosmic Dust Bunnies • Ovlov • Urban Sun • Swear and Shake • sayWHAT? • Dirty Dishes

National Talent Lineup

Weezer, Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zeros, George Clinton & Parliament/Funkadelic, Best Coast, HEALTH, Titus Andronicus, RJD2, Wavves, EOTO, The Cool Kids, Dan Deacon, The Felice Brothers, ESKMO, Real Estate, Woods, Free Energy, Roots of Creation, David Wax Museum, Turbo Fruits

SUNDAY, May 29
Snoop Dogg, Wiz Khalifa, Coheed and Cambria, Against Me!, Shpongle presents The Shpongletron Experience, Neon Trees, The New Pornographers, State Radio, Dam-Funk, Dum Dum Girls, Man Man, Holy F••k, Portugal. The Man, Freelance Whales, Quintron and Miss Pussycat, Daedelus, 12th Planet, Nosaj Thing, Toubab Krewe, Big Freedia, Christine Ohlman & Rebel Montez, The Hood Internet, Small Black, River City Extension, Walk the Moon

MOBY – Destroyed Album/Book Launch Events Next Week

Posted in Entertainment by sceneandheardblog on May 4, 2011

Destroyed, Moby’s new album and book of photography is set for release on May 17th. To celebrate, Moby has planned several music and art events the week before release. National Geographic is hosting the first event on May 9th called,  ‘Music on…Photography’, a multi-media series featuring renowned personalities in the music world as they share their view of the planet from behind the camera lens. The event, being held in Washington D.C. at National Geographic Live, is now sold out.

On May 11th Clic Gallery in New York City opens their exhibition “Destroyed: Photographs by Moby” featuring photos from Destroyed and a book signing.  The exhibition will run from May 12th through June 26th. The following night on May 12th at Brooklyn Museum, Moby will sit down with John Schaefer host of WNYC’s Soundcheck and New Sounds as a part of the museum’s Thursday @ 7 Series.  The special evening will also include a sneak preview of songs from Destroyed performed live (the only scheduled performance in the US right now) and a screening of Moby’s self-directed/produced Be The OneEP videos. For tickets visit

Additional exhibitions and events will be scheduled in the U.S., including Kopeikin Gallery in Los Angeles in September, the Irvine Contemporary gallery in DC, and throughout Europe this summer in conjunction with his concert tour.

Moby’s official music video for, “The Day”, the first single from Destroyed is out now. The video, directed by Evan Bernard (Beastie Boys, Green Day), takes place in a hospital and features the actressHeather Graham as a nurse and guardian angel.  All proceeds from sales of the video are being donated to The Cambodian Children’s Fund of which Heather Graham is an active supporter.

Joined by a 10-piece band, which included a choir section, Moby performed “The Day” live on The Tonight Show with Jay Leno on April 29th. If you missed the impressive performance you can check it outHERE.