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

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


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.


  • 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:

Facebook event page:

Watch a trailer video here:

More information on Outliers:

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 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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Thundercat Album Release Party “The Golden Age of Apocalypse” – TONIGHT

Posted in Events with tags on September 5, 2011 by worldromper

Tonight at the Echo! Hear Thundercat with his band + Daddy Kev & Mono/Poly + very special guests! This event will sell out – buy advance tickets here.

New MOCHIPET Album “Chicxulub” – Free MP3 on XLR8R

Posted in Album News & Reviews, Events, Music News with tags , , , on August 8, 2011 by worldromper

Mochipet drops a new album CHICXULUB next Tuesday August 16 on STS9’s 1320 Records, a melody-driven romp through a dinosaur dreamworld whose fun energy will be welcomed on dance floors all over – and good thing, because Mochipet sets off on a tour throughout the US in September, beginning with the Burn.

XLR8R has posted the first single off the album for free download, “Yoshi’s Dinosaur Egg Hunt,” calling it “an energetic slice of epic beat work that matches videogame-style arpeggiators (check the title) along with an over-powering breakbeat and a healthy dose of low-end rumble.”


Mochipet Tour Dates:

09/01 – 09/04 Black Rock City NV@ Burning Man

09/08 THU – Asheville NC @ The One Stop

09/09 FRI – Atlanta GA @ Apache Café

09/10 SAT – Charleston SC @ Charleston Pour House

09/14 WED – Durango CO @ Abbey Theatre

09/16 FRI – Denver CO @ The Summit

09/23 FRI – Madison WI @ Majestic Theatre

09/29 THU – St Louis MO @ The Old Rock House


Decibel Festival 2011 Announces Program

Posted in Events, Festivals, Music News with tags , on August 1, 2011 by worldromper

Seattle here I come!

I cannot more highly recommend this festival – click the flyer for more information:

[Video] Bassnectar Live at Red Rocks

Posted in Album News & Reviews, Events, Videos with tags , , on July 29, 2011 by worldromper

Festival king Bassnectar has a new album dropping next week August 2 called Divergent Spectrum, a balls-out, banger-filled album heat, frenzy and the big live energy that the artist is known for.

DJs all over the country count on Bassnectar’s heady, frothy, bass-fueled tracks to sling fire like sonic rain down upon their dance floors, and party people/beat freaks flock to his live shows in search of the sublime transcendence that the dance floor provides.

Capturing the wild-eyed vibe of a Bassnectar live show in one of the most beautiful venues on earth, this video from Red Rocks just may convince you to take another look and another listen of the #2 selling electronic artist today.

Divergent Spectrum is out August 2 on Amorphous Music.


Lucent Dossier Experience at the Palace Theatre July 28

Posted in Events with tags , on July 16, 2011 by worldromper

Avant-garde theatrical performance troupe Lucent Dossier Experience performs at the renovated Palace Theatre in downtown LA on July 28.

Many of you may know Lucent from their amazing performances & interaction at festivals like Coachella and Lightning in a Bottle; their antics and shenanigans are often the highlight of the weekend for many.

Lucent Dossier Experience is usually out & about across the globe, performing everywhere from the Bahamas to India, but on July 28 they bring their magic home to Los Angeles to one of the oldest surviving vaudeville theaters in the U.S., the Palace Theatre.

Tickets start at only $20 for this special event!

dublab Weekly Sound Expansion – Fridays @ Hyperion Tavern

Posted in Events with tags , on July 12, 2011 by worldromper

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New Dubstep Weekly: HEAVY Launches Thursday, June 23 @ Echoplex

Posted in Events, Music News with tags , , , , , on June 11, 2011 by worldromper

It’s hard to believe that with the undeniable upsurge in popularity that dubstep has experience in the past few years that there is no weekly dubstep night in Los Angeles.

That’s all about to change with the launch of HEAVY, an all-dubstep night on the east side at the Echoplex which will take place every Thursday. This new event is 18+, the cover is $10 and with the big capacity of the Echoplex, should be a rightful banger.

Resident DJs will be local legend 6Blocc, as well as Daddy Kev and DJ Nobody of Low End Theory fame. Special guests will perform every week, and word on the street is that some pretty big names are lined up to play the first several weeks of events.

Find more information on the HEAVY Facebook event page, and follow HEAVY on Twitter for all the late-breaking updates about this new weekly event.

Lightning in a Bottle 2011 Time Slots by Day

Posted in Events, Festivals with tags on May 24, 2011 by worldromper


Festivals always like to print their schedule by stage, however I attend festivals a day at a time. So here is a handy-dandy print-up of the Lightning in a Bottle 2011 schedule BY DAY.

Please note these time slots go backwards, starting with the headliner late in the night and working their way backwards in the day.

I usually print out a couple of these to refer to in the latter part of the festival when everyone has lost their official programs and asking everyone they know about the lineup!




10:00-10:45            The Mowgli’s

11:00-11:45            Carrie Turner

12:00- 12:45            Ultra Love

1:00-1:45            MK and the Gentlemen

2:00-3:00            Early Bird Circus




12:30-2:00            MiM0SA

11:25-12:05            Lucent Dossier Experience

10:55-11:25            William & the Earth Harp

9:30-10:55            Random Rab and the Infinidroid

7:45-9:00            Dub Kirtan Allstars

7:20-7:25            Zoraya Judd

6:00-7:10            The Malah

5:30-5:40            Bella Luna

4:00-5:15            The Mowgli’s

3:35-3:40            Onamare

2:00-3:15            Metal Mother


11:15-12:45            PANTyRAiD

9:45-11:15            NastyNasty

8:15-9:45            Stephan Jacobs

6:45-8:15            Emancipator

5:15-6:45            The Great Mundane

3:45-5:15            Kaminanda

2:30-3:45            Sex Pixels


12:00-2:00            Nick Warren

10:00-12:00            Claude VonStroke

8:30-10:00            J. Cush

7:00-8:30            Mark Zabala

5:30-7:00            MAV3N

4:00-5:30            duckbutter

2:30-4:00            Flook


5:30-6:05            birdseye

7:10-7:55            Shannon Moore & Friends

8:50-9:35            Love in the Circus

11:30-12:30            Chris Joyner

2:00-2:55            Dustbowl Revival

3:00-3:40            Wahnderlust

3:45-4:45            Stevie Starlight

4:50-5:50            Open Jam




12:30-2:00            Pretty Lights

12:05-12:25            William & the Earth Harp

10:30-12:00            Beats Antique

9:35-10:00            El Circo

8:05-9:20            KRADDY

7:45-7:50            Zoraya Judd

6:05-7:20            Y La Bamba

5:25-5:40            nOah VeiL’s pOrtal pOtty

3:55-5:10            Octopus Nebula

3:25-3:35            Otherwise Ent.

1:50-3:05            Lulacruza


11:30-1:00            Virtual Boy

10:00-11:30            Love & Light

8:30-10:00            LowRIDERz

7:00-8:30            Heyoka

5:45-7:00            ill-esha

4:30-5:45            Gladkill

3:15-4:30            Russ Liquid

1:45-3:15            Phutureprimitive


12:00-2:00            Android Cartel

10:00-12:00            Jay Tripwire

8:00-10:00            Sammy Bliss

6:00-8:00            Melanie Moore

4:30-6:00            Joplin

3:00-4:30            Wobs

1:30-3:00            Joe Rodriguez

12:00-1:30            DJ Maggie


4:50-5:00            Bella Luna

5:30-6:25            Je Conte

7:30-8:15            Shane Alexander

9:20-10:20            Peter Goetz

12:00-12:45            Yogi

2:00-3:00            Cohen

3:15-4:10            Metal Mother

4:25-5:25            Open Jam




12:30-2:00            Thievery Corporation

12:00-12:20            Seraphim

10:25-11:55            Bonobo

10:00-10:15            nOah VeiL’s pOrtal pOtty

8:45-9:45            Fool’s Gold

8:15-8:20            Aradia Julia Sunseri

6:40-8:05            Invisible Allies

6:10-6:20            Otherwise Ent.

4:35-5:50            Love in the Circus

2:45-4:15            Desert Dwellers


11:30-1:00            Paper Diamond

10:00-11:30            Eskmo

9:05-10:00            Baths

8:55-9:05            Sofiah Thom

7:30-8:55            LYNX

6:15-7:30            El Papachango

5:00-6:15            Shawna

3:45-5:00            Inspired Flight (Feat. Eligh and Scarub)

2:30-3:45            GoldRush

1:15-2:30            Pussy Monster


12:30-2:00            John Kelley

10:30-12:30            idiot Savant

7:30-10:30            Lee Burridge

6:00-7:30            Pumpkin

4:30-6:00            Syd Gris

3:00-4:30            Brad Moontribe

1:30-3:00            dela Moontribe

12:00-1:30            Brutus


4:45-5:20            Shawn Bisi

6:15-7:00            Renata Youngblood

8:05-8:55            Clayton J Scott

9:45-10:35            Paul Chesne

11:55-12:40            Mind the Gap

2:00-3:00            Helios Jive

3:15-4:05            Lulacruza

4:20-5:20            Open Jam


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