Indie rock band, Lydia, will be returning to New York City on Friday, March 21st at Highline Ballroom. The band kicked off their Spring 2014 North American Tour, Illuminate, last month and will be touring until April. With HRVRD and Golden Sun joining the tour, it will definitely be a night full of good music. The doors for the event open at 6:15pm and the show begins at 7pm. Lydia formed in Gilbert, Arizona in 2003 and have released four studio albums. Get your tickets here.
Campus DJ is back for a second year of finding 2014's top college DJ from over 40 Universities and college campuses all over America! Their 2013 winner, Flaxo, is already on the rise as an emerging Trap DJ and this year's winner will surely be on their way to becoming the next big thing!
The Campus DJ spring tour will be hosted by Flula Borg, and will feature guest headliners like:Cash Cash, The Chainsmokers, Paris & Simo, Bleaux, and many more.The winner will be chosen in June at Avalon Hollywood and will not only win the title, but will also walk away with great prizes from Monster Energy, GRAMMY U, Chegg, Dirty Dutch, and Chipotle.
How does that old saying go? “If two’s company, then three’s a crowd?” Nah… There have been plenty of three’s that have been quite successful. Charlie’s Angels for example, did very well for themselves. Hanson, of the MmmBop generation, stuck with three when there were plenty of other Hanson’s to draw from, so clearly it worked for them too. How about the Three Musketeers? They even got a candy bar named after them; it’s hard to top that!
Award-winning, Australian based alt-rock band, Monks of Mellonwah (M.O.M), has stirred up quite a buzz surrounding the upcoming release of their debut album, Turn the People, scheduled to drop Mar.7, 2014. The dynamic foursome, consisting of lead vocalist Vikram Kaushik, guitarist Joseph de la Hoyde, drummer Joshua Baissari and bassist John de la Hoyde combine their musical influences, which includes the likes of Pink Floyd, Led Zeppelin, Muse and Red Hot Chili Peppers, to create a brand-new sound. According to Joseph de la Hoyde, who also sings back-up vocals and co-produced the album with Keith Olsen, the meaning, as well as the concept of the album’s title, derives from the lyrics to the title song itself, “The meaning for me comes from the lyric, ‘and all the seas, roll around, turn the people upside down, see confusion tear away’, which for me makes a statement about the force we want our music to become, and also looks at the deeper and more profound forces that drive the human condition,” he said. The anticipated LP follows the release of an EP trilogy by M.O.M which includes, Ghost Stories, released, Jun. 2013, "Afraid to Die", released on Oct. 2013, and the final installment, "Pulse", to be released on the same day as Turn The People. The title songs to the three EPs are also featured on the album. On the 46 minute LP, M.O.M, who borrowed their name from characters in the 1994 Apogee Software video game, “Hocus Pocus,” takes the listener with them on a musical voyage while they experiment with a fusion of sounds borrowed from an array of genres including, progressive, psychedelic, grunge, electronic and pop music.
Sarah Barthel on vocals and keyboards and Josh Carter on vocals and guitar make up the Electronic Rock duo Phantogram, who will release their second studio album titled Voices through Republic Records on February 18, 2014.
Originally from Greenwich NY, the two were friends since junior high, coming together later in life to record their “street beat, synch pop, rhythmic, swirling guitars, airy vocals and echoes,” as Carter had once described the sound of their music. Among their musical influences are Sonic Youth, David Bowie, Prince, Cocteau Twins, and The Flaming Lips, who featured the couple on their song “You Lust” off their album, The Terror. The two originally went by the name Charlie Everywhere as they performed in the Saratoga Springs Area, later becoming Phantogram in 2009.
During some down time, fix yourself a bourbon (...or a scotch, or a beer), settle into a nice cushy chair, grab your headphones and listen to Dead Ship Sailing. This band, man…this band is angsty. The lyrics are genius, although we’re still trying to define the intended meanings. It’s like reading dark poetry; where the words pledge allegiance to each and every listener.
Festivals at the Spirit of the Suwannee Music park regularly utilize the Amphitheater Stage and the Porch Stage, but this year Aura will add two additional stages into the mix. The Technaflora Music Hall, an indoor space, will house acts like Kung Fu and Future Rock, while the Vibe Tent curated by Brotherly Love Productions will present guided meditations and comedy hours.
Slowly languishing under the heat-lamp, outdoor area of the Brooklyn Bowl on Thursday, January 30th, 2014, flocks of audience entered the trembling venue. Chatter about the band was in full effect, and everyone was ready for a dose of Consider The Source. Hailing from Queens, NY, this super trio is nothing less than extraordinary. In fact, you can say that they are more extra than ordinary. Comprised of only three players, Gabriel Marin (guitar), John Ferrara (bass), and Jeff Mann (drums), these wizards of musical odyssey are masters of their craft. Their music can be described as Sci-Fi, Middle Eastern, Fusion, melting together elements from many different genres to create an entirely new and unique concert experience. As their tapistries of OM symbols cascaded the back of the stage, the lights began to glow and Consider The Source took their places.