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9th Annual Fall Joshua Tree Music Festival: October 9-12

Posted in Events, Festivals on August 18, 2014 by worldromper

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Merging its funky desert style with an internationally acclaimed lineup of musical artists, the three-day family-friendly festival is truly a global dance experience. The festival melds the overwhelming spirit of desert freedom with powerful music from around the world to create a lighthearted oasis for music lovers. Magically magnificent art installations, a robust Kidsville schedule, the heavily shaded Music Bowl, a full spectrum of yoga classes, didgeridoo playshops, and a global market to further inspire, intrigue and invite festival goers. Discover your new favorite band and dozens of new friends in the shadows of the otherworldly Joshua Tree National Park.

This fall’s lineup will feature the Columbian electro tropical band Bomba Estereo, the gritty funk and soul of Black Joe Lewis, the soul stirring trip hop folk sisters of Rising Appalachia, Morocco’s Ribab Fusion, the dance master mash up DJ Pumpkin, Junior Marvin’s Force Once (Junior was Bob Marley’s bandmate from ‘77 to ‘81), high energy Zep-esque rock and roll by the West Water Outlaws, the lush harmonies of the Italian sextet Ou, dancehall funk group Nappy Riddem, and many more.

Featuring:

  • Yoga All Day Long
  • Continuous Live Music
  • Action Packed Kidsville
  • Organic Foods
  • World Market
  • Magical Visual Arts
  • Music & Didgeridoo Playshops

 

About the Joshua Tree Music Festival:

Founded in 2002 by music enthusiast Barnett English, run on corporate-free, community-centric power, JTMF captures the DIY funkiness of the high desert, turning rusted junk into striking art, old trailers into stages, and a shaded stretch of campground on the outskirts of the infamous national park into a serious dance party. Focusing on up-and-coming artists, the festival has a penchant for picking about-to-break names, from Deer Tick to Trombone Shorty, Edward Sharpe to Brett Dennen, the Avett Brothers to Toubab Krewe, sprinkled among diverse music legends such as Robbie Krieger (Doors), Thomas Mapfumo, Bernie Worrell (P-Funk, Talking Heads) and Eric Burdon (Animals).

JTMF is produced by a family of friends and funsters convinced that music is the soul of life, and that art enriches and saves lives. The festival is constructed around one Music Bowl, flanked by two alternating stages. “It’s the combination of the setting, the music, and the people that leads to epiphanic moments,” explains English. By design “we’ve created a space that enables people to spend more time together with the ability not to miss any of the music.” Kidsville is action packed, and people rate JTMF as one of the few festivals that truly caters to the entire family. There is no nosebleed section, white tents or yellow-jacketed security details. Instead, there’s instant community with nonstop interaction, as people congregate under billowing shade cloth, moving from stage to stage while catching delectable, musical moments. This intimate affair is splashed with “conversation stopping” golden sunsets over distant rugged mountains and all-night desert walkabouts.

 

The desert is freedom, music is power, and community is crucial.

Outliers, Vol. I: Iceland – Live Audio/Visual Show with Deru, Shigeto, Sweatson Klank & Loscil July 10 at Lincoln Hall in Chicago

Posted in Events with tags , , , , , , on June 25, 2012 by worldromper

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

WIN TICKETS to Turntable.FM Does SXSW 2012 with Flying Lotus [March 10]

Posted in Events, Festivals with tags , , on March 6, 2012 by worldromper

Turntable.FM is hitting Austin’s SXSW music festival hard this year, with numerous digital pre-parties, DJ battles and a host of contests. They will also be hosting two big events, March  10 with Flying Lotus and Araabmuzik and March 15 with Diplo, A-Trak and ?uestlove.

Find all the information about these two Turntable.FM events here and if you would like to enter to win a pair of tickets to the Flying Lotus show on March 10, simply, send an email to contests@theconfluencegroup.com with “Dancefever5000″ in the subject line.

Good luck!

Cypress Hill SmokeOut: Low End Theory Stage

Posted in Events, Festivals with tags , , on March 1, 2012 by worldromper

Saturday March 3 at NOS Events Center in San Bernardino – AND it’s on my birthday!

Happy Birthday Low End Theory!

Posted in Events with tags on October 19, 2011 by worldromper

 

 

 

 

Low End Theory celebrates five years of brain-smashing beats tonight with all five residents PLUS some very special guests – check out the first – and only – paper flyer ever made for what is now one of the most famous club nights in the world:

 

Lucent Dossier Experience @ Palace Theatre October 21 & 22

Posted in Events with tags , , on October 19, 2011 by worldromper

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.

Click the flyer for ticket information, or read more below:

Photo by Stargazer

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Eagle Rock Music Festival Announces Lineup + Low End Theory Stage

Posted in Events, Festivals with tags , on September 6, 2011 by worldromper

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