The 7th annual Joshua Tree Roots Music Festival is happening October 12-14 in the shadows of the otherworldly Joshua Tree National Park. The three-day festival unites the overwhelming spirit of desert freedom, potent live music and a family-friendly atmosphere, creating a magical oasis for music lovers. Performances alternate on two music stages so you don’t miss a beat. The magnificent outdoor setting, creative Kidsville schedule, shaded music bowl, and wide spectrum of yoga classes further inspire, intrigue and invite festival goers.
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King King gets funky on Friday night with Russ Liquid, Nicoluminous, Hopscotch and more! Russ Liquid is one of my favorites producer who is bringing fresh flavors to the dance floor from around the world.
Outliers, Vol. I: Iceland – Live Audio/Visual Show with Deru, Shigeto, Sweatson Klank & Loscil July 10 at Lincoln Hall in ChicagoPosted in Events with tags chicago, deru, loscil, outliers, scenic studios, shigeto, Sweatson Klank on June 25, 2012 by dancefever5000
Celebrating the release of travel documentary Outliers Vol. 1: Iceland, this unique audio/visual event at Lincoln Hall features multimedia performances by several cutting-edge electronic music producers, including Deru with Scenic, Shigeto, Sweatson Klank and Loscil.
With dramatic landscapes born from volcanic eruptions and a countryside carved out by glaciers, Iceland is a mountainous island of desolate beauty, ancient Viking lore and raw nature: unpolluted and inspiring.
In October 2011 with support from a successful Kickstarter campaign, Chicago film collective Scenic traveled to the remote Icelandic countryside alongside photographers Tim Navis + Kim Holtermand and music composer Deru. With a goal to create a series of improvised, collaborative short films, the group documented their experiences with the stark landscape, cultural traditions and Icelanders encountered along the way.
The resulting full-length documentary – entitled Outliers, Vol. I: Iceland – will be released in June 2012, along with a companion soundtrack compilation featuring thirteen contemporary classical composers and electronic music producers.
To celebrate the release, Scenic will join Deru onstage one evening only for a live, multimedia A/V performance inspired by the journey. Soundtrack contributors Shigeto (Ghostly International), Loscil (Kranky), and Sweatson Klank (Alpha Pup) will perform full sets.
The first 200 ticket holders who arrive are invited to an exclusive live screening of the film and Q&A session with the artists in advance of the show.
Presale tickets to the event cost $20 and are available here: http://www.lincolnhallchicago.com/Shows/07-10-2012+Outliers+Vol+I+Iceland
Facebook event page: https://www.facebook.com/events/308785539198470/
Watch a trailer video here: https://vimeo.com/40626749
More information on Outliers: http://www.outliersiceland.com
After today, ticket prices to Symbiosis Gathering May 17-21 at Pyramid Lake, NV increase from $250 to $280 – so grab them now right here!
On February 24 EXPANSION returns to Hummingbird Ranch with a lineup of grimy electronic beats and dark bass music, part of an entire evening of entertainment that also includes live painting and art installations, fire performers, acrobats and all sorts of surprises – all under the stars.
SAMIYAM of the Brainfeeder clan has garnered an international following for his shifty, slouchy, street-infused beats that sound like concrete smashing through a dirty window. KCRW’s king dance DJ Jeremy Sole plays with a mosaic of musical sounds, and Babylon System dishes out a thick and aggressive brand of California dubstep. An MC and producer with an ear for unexpected hooks, LA local Jonwayne rounds out the lineup.
EXPANSION is a unique celebration of the artistic community of the West Coast and takes place outdoors at Hummingbird Ranch, with two stages and multiple food and beverage options. Explore a live art and painting gallery and get funky with the wandering performers, fire twirlers, face painting and more.
Review in LA Music Blog of Expansion Vol. VII:
In reality, it was more like a festival in the truest sense of the word. Artists worked in tandem on paintings in one corner while thumping techno was spinning in another small room. Spaces were regularly cleared on the dance floor for short performances from scantily clad acrobats and fire breathers. This was a night in which you could grab food, help yourself to a drink, and get your face painted in the space of a quarter hour if you were so inclined. It was a true celebration of artistic expression, a creative utopia which doubled up as a terrific night out. It was, for a recent addition to the city, the kind of night that makes you glad you moved to Los Angeles.
Read the rest of the review here: http://lamusicblog.com/2012/01/review/expansion-7-hummingbird-nest-ranch/
Expansion returns for 2012 to further explore the advancement of music and art underneath the stars at breathtaking Hummingbird Ranch.
On Friday, January 27 we celebrate the release of Gonjasufi’s latest album MU.ZZ.LE (Warp Records) with a lineup that also includes Eskmo (Ninjatune), Crime Killz and Zackey Force Funk as well as a plethora of live art installations, fire spinning and aerial performances.
The night of experimental hip hop and West Coast bass music takes place outside at Hummingbird Ranch, with two stages, drinks, food and numerous chill lounges. Bring your friends, grab your dancing shoes and join us in a beautiful outdoor setting at this celebration of local music culture.
Day of the Dead feat. DJ Nobody, Computer Jay, KNXWLEDGE, Alter, PBDY, plus “A Visitor From Hell” at Center for the Arts Eagle Rock TONIGHT!
8:30pm, $5 - All Ages
Center for the Arts Eagle Rock, 2225 Colorado Blvd. LA, CA 90041
The idea for this Day of the Dead event was inspired by the Mexican holiday “Dia de los Muertos”- a day to remember friends and family members who have passed before us. This event is a modern spin off the traditional ceremony, meant to infuse the new beat scene and all of it’s music, art and culture with a long-standing cultural tradition.
Paying respect to LA’s cultural heritage and looking towards the future, we offer this night as an homage to all musicians who have passed on, and who so deeply inspired this new generation of beat-makers, producers, and music enthusiasts.
DJs and beat-makers will mix their own new music with that of those who passed and who influenced them most. Photo booth & calavera face painting will also be available inside!
In honor of the dead and in celebration of life.
Get your freak on at Expansion Vol. VI this Halloween weekend with Sub Swara, Antiserum and Groundislava plus a costume contest & “ghosts” of DJs past on the haunted grounds of Hummingbird Next Ranch. With special fire performances and extended hours (until 3:30AM+), this haunted mansion event features two stages and multiple lounges, food service, full bars, live art and musical performances from Sub Swara, Antiserum and Groundislava. Read more »
Lucent Dossier Experience returns to LA’s historic Palace Theatre after July’s sold-out show for two nights of performances, followed by an all-out after party – and proceeds from both events will go to benefit Shrine, a brilliant artist who designed the temple at Burning Man in 2008.
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Photo by Stargazer