[VIDEO] 2L’s Rewind: Oxymoron World Tour Recap

Schoolboy Q’s Oxymoron World Tour hit Nashville, TN last month. With a sold out show, Vince Staples and Tennesseean Isaiah Rashad warmed the crowd. Rashad (as expected) ran the crowd through Cilvia Demo, while also performing a few older favorites that the Nashville crowd was well familar with. With a great amount of Chattanooga, TN in the area, Isaiah brought his mother on stage as he worked the crowd to Future’s “Look Ahead” suggesting his mother aint raise no hoe. This of course stole the show for many fans there to see Isaiah Rashad.

Schoolboy Q performed a great amount of tracks from his past release, Habits & Contradicitons, as well as Oxymoron. Orgnzd x PPMM were respnosible for our video coverage. Next show, June 16th (Future, Openmic, Que, and Rico Love). Check out the visual above.

[EVENT] Ledisi Takes To The Balcony in Nashville, Tn (Show Recap)

Ledisi performed at War Memorial Auditorium this past Sunday night in Nashville, TN. She is currently out on tour promoting her record, The Truth.

Singer songwriter Ledisi breaks away from her usual ballads on the newest project and speeds things up a bit. The show starts off with Ledisi, joined by two dancers, strutting her stuff to “That Good Good” (my personal favorite off of The Truth). She made it known at the beginning of the show that the majority of the songs that night would be newer material. However, she did kick it old school for a portion of the show. During “Pieces of Me”, she walked out into the crowd and sang to all of her female fans. She even made her way up the stairs because “the balcony never gets any love.” The night ended with her latest single, “I Blame you”, complete with a chair dance routine.  Bad relationships may not be ideal but Ledisi’s new record proves that good can come from the bad. There are still a few more stops left on her tour.

May 16 – Houston, TX – Bayou Music Center

May 17 – Austin, TX – ACL Live

May 21 – San Francisco, CA – Warfield Theatre

May 22 – Los Angeles, CA – Club Nokia

May 23 – Las Vegas, NV – House of Blues

May 24 – San Diego, CA – San Diego Jazz Festival

May 25 – Sacramento, CA – Woodlake Inn

Download Ledisi’s record The Truth and check out her live performance of “I Blame You” on David Letterman.

[EVENT] Mobb Deep Live In Nashville, TN (Photo Recap)

Mobb Deep came through Nashville, Tennesse venue Exit/In a couple of weeks ago as a packed house welcomed them. The Redbull Nashville team presented the show as the opening acts and local support came from DJ Rate and Soundselect artists Openmic and Jung Youth. While both emcees readied the crowd with their hip hop influenced tracks, the crowd patiently waited for the Queens, New York emcees to hit the stage. 2L’s On A Cloud contributing photographer, Andre ( @AndreTheArrogant) attended the show and captured awesome photos for those who were unable to catch the greatness live. Check out the photos below and on our Facebook Fanpage.

[EVENT] @TeganandSara Live at Marathon Music Works Tonight | Nashville, TN

Twin duo, Tegan & Sara will be in Nashville, TN tonight as their Lets Make Things Physical tour heads to Music City, USA. The show is set to be at Nashville venue, Marathon Music Works tonight.

Tegan and Sara’s 13-year career has seen them build an avid global following of fans and fellow musicians alike. Their unique ability to bridge the pop and indie worlds has allowed their music to cross all traditional boundaries of genre, from being covered by The White Stripes to collaborating with superstar DJs such as Tiesto and David Guetta. Having sold nearly 1 million career albums and toured with acts from The Killers to Neil Young, Tegan and Sara have now released their 7th studio album – Heartthrob – as internationally-celebrated songwriters, performers, and artists. The album debuted at number three on the Billboard 200 chart, securing the band’s highest US chart position to date.
One of the best parts of a headline tour is getting to choose which bands will join the girls on the road! Sharing the stage with them will be Lucius, My Midnight Heart and The Courtneys! Each band has their own unique sound so we think you’ll love the line up they’ve put together. Take a look at the date listings below to see who will be joining them in your town!

If you need tickets to tonight’s show click here.

May 06, 2014 / Columbia, MO / The Blue Note ^*
May 07, 2014 / Louisville, KY / Mercury Ballroom ^*
May 08, 2014 / Covington, KY / The Madison Theater ^*
May 10, 2014 / Indianapolis, IN / Egyptian Room at The Old National Centre ^*
May 12, 2014 / Nashville, TN / Marathon Music Works ^*
May 13, 2014 / Chattanooga, TN / Track 29 ^*
May 14, 2014 / Charleston, SC / Music Farm ^*
May 15, 2014 / Atlanta, GA / The Buckhead Theatre ^*
May 16, 2014 / Jacksonville, FL / Ponte Vedra Concert Hall ^*
May 19, 2014 / Charlotte, NC / The Fillmore ^*
May 20, 2014 / Asheville, NC / The Orange Peel ^*
May 21, 2014 / Washington, DC / 9:30 Club ^*
May 22, 2014 / Washington, DC / 9:30 Club ^*
Jun 16, 2014 / Minneapolis, MN / First Avenue ^#
Jun 17, 2014 / Chicago, IL / The Vic Theatre ^#
Jun 18, 2014 / Chicago, IL / The Vic Theatre ^#
Jun 22, 2014 / New Haven, CT / Toad’s Place ^#
Jun 24, 2014 / New York, NY / Hammerstein Ballroom ^#
Jun 28, 2014 / Grand Rapids, MI / Meijer Gardens Amphitheater ^#

* With Lucius
^ With The Courtneys
# With My Midnight Heart

$1 from each pre-sale ticket purchase will be donated to NYCLU‘s Teen Activist Project. As an extra bonus, each pre-sale ticket purchased through our website will also be automatically entered to win a pair of our T+S Keep shoes signed by us!

[EVENT] Moogfest 2014 (Photo Recap + Review)

This past weekend 2Ls made a trip to the mountains of Asheville, NC for a week filled with music, technology, and art. Moogfest is a five day festival revolving around electronic music and experimentation with sound. Unfortunately, we weren’t able to be there for the entire week but we made it down for a weekend of great music in a beautiful city.Our Moogfest experience started with a performance by the German electronic band Kraftwerk. The band was there multiple nights to perform their 3D show. When entering the auditorium, the audience was handed a pair of 3D glasses to wear during the show. There was a huge screen behind the group with different visuals that had the full 3D effect. I didn’t expect it to be as good as it was but my mind was blown. I wouldn’t mind if a few other artists picked up this up.  Kraftwerk, I spent sometime at the outside stage that was open to the public. There was an awesome set up with different music exhibits, food trucks, and a stage. I was able to catch the end of Mix Master Mike‘s set.

 

I spent the majority of Friday at the Mad Decent Showcase with Gent & Jawns, Riff Raff, and Dillion Francis.

Gents & Jawnskicked off the showcase. I’m not really familiar with them but from what I saw it’s two dudes who make beats and remix songs. I must admit my favorite part of the set was their remix of “Drunk In Love” with Sailor Moon visuals playing in the background.

Riff Raff was second in line to perform. I love me some Riff Raff but the energy just wasn’t there for me. I felt like he was rushing through the set but couldn’t actually rush because he was just singing along to his tracks. However, I will admit that I am more excited for his upcoming album, Neon Icon, after seeing his show. The tracks that he played from the album sounded much more put together than what I’m used to hearing from him. His show also included huge cutouts of his dogs face, katy perry’s head, and his Neon Iconcover art.

I’m usually not one for straight electronic shows but Dillon Francisshut it down. His remixes were on point and the crowd really showed up for this performance. I got lost in his set. The hour and a half set seemed like 20 minutes.

On Saturday, I was able to catch Nile Rodgers featuring CHIC. This may have been my favorite performance of the weekend. I wasn’t aware of how many songs he’s been a part of until the show started. “We Are Family”, “I’m Coming Out”, “He’s the Greatest Dancer”, and “Le Freak” were all on the setlist. I was prepared and extremely happy I made that Pure Disco playlist a few months ago. During the show he announced that he is currently working on a new album and has a lot of collaborations with some big artists in the works right now.

I closed out my weekend with the one and only MIA. I’ve read a lot of mixed reviews about MIA’s Moogfest show on different blogs and twitter but I was extremely happy with it. However, that could be because I was stationed against the gate in the very front. I felt like it was just her and I in the room. I wish she would have played more songs from her current album but that’s my only complaint. Her stage was very simple. Just her, three dancers/background singers, and a screen with her usual visuals.

Overall, it was a great weekend. It’s always great being around a group of people who enjoy music as much as you do. Asheville is a great city for the arts and I hope this festival sees many more years. Check out the photos below.

 

[EVENT] Future Announces “Honest Tour,” Nashville, June 16 (Tickets On Sale Now)

Atlanta artist Future recently released the full schedule of his Honest Tour, which begins only a couple of weeks after the release of his Honest album. The tour is se to hit 45 cities beginning May 22nd and will feature opening performances from Que (single,OG Bobby Johnson) and Rico Love (single,They Don’t Know), as well as Bando Jonez on select dates. The tour will end in July in Canada.

His debut album Pluto, originally planned for January, was eventually released on April 17.[17][18] It included remixes of “Tony Montana” featuring Drake and “Magic” featuring T.I..[19] According to Future, “‘Magic’ was the first record T.I. jumped on when he came outta jail. Like, he was out of jail a day and he jumped straight on the ‘Magic’ record without me even knowing about it.”[19] The track became Future’s first single to enter the Billboard Hot 100 chart.[20] Other collaborators on the album include R. Kelly, Snoop Dogg and Trae Tha Truth.[21] On October 8, 2012, Pusha T released “Pain” featuring Future, the first single from his upcoming debut album.

FUTURE LIVE AT MARATHON MUSIC WORKS, NASHVILLE, TENNESSEE
Future, Que, and Rico Love will be live in Nashville, TN as the Honest tour makes a stop in Music City on June 16th. Tickets begin at $25 and are now available for purchase.

CLICK HERE TO PURCHASE TICKETS FOR THE NASHVILLE SHOW

[EVENT] Vanderbilt Rites of Spring Festival 2014 (Photo Recap)


Vanderbilt University’s annual Rites of Spring took place last week and featured a great lineup of artists to go along with their yearly festivities. The festival has featured artists including Kid Cudi, Wiz Khalifa, DJ WickIT, Hootie & The Blowfish, Baauer, and many more. This year’s festivities featured 2 Chainz, Steve Aoki, Ace Hood, Cherub, and many others.

The festival always brings out Vandy’s student population and is also open to those who simply just want to attend a quality event. 2L’s On A Cloud’s newly welcomed photographer, Andre was out for the festivities and captured performances, several fans absorbing the energy, and local vendors from the day’s events. Check out photos below and on our Facebook fan page.

[EVENT COVERAGE] Openmic “For the Rebels II” Release Show | Nashville, TN

 

 

Nashville emcee, Openmic took over the city for the night as he held his For The Rebels II Release Show last weekend at local venue, Mercy Lounge. The local favorite delivered a night of unity and love as the show opened with performances from fellow Nashville emcee Petty, Huntsville’s G-Side, and Chicago’s GLC. With such artists sharing the stage all in one night, it was destined to be a packed out show.  The crowd was prepared for the night’s festivities as DJ CJ Da Kidd took the stage as well as DJ GB and Big Boy AJ. Shortly after the crowd packed in, the show began.

Petty stepped into the crowd to give the crowd an up close and personal view of several of his greatest tracks.As the night was young, Mr. Ism himself came through to the city to perform several new releases as well as many classics including “Spaceship” which was featured with Kanye West. Huntsville group G-Side, who recently got back together, took the stage and performed tracks that took the crowd to new levels, which we give much kudos to their production team Slow Motion Sounds and BlockBeattaz.

To close the night, Openmic took the stage alongside DJ Truestarr and gave the crowd exactly what they were waiting for. The diverse crowd was so in tune with Openmic the entire time as he performed tracks from the For The Rebels II tape. Our photographer, Monique joined us for the night and we have your full look at the night’s events as well as post show photos. Check them out below.

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[EVENT] Cut Copy At Marathon Music Works: Nashville, TN (Show Review)

The Australian electronic band Cut Copy hit the stage in Nashville on Wednesday night at Marathon Music Works. The show kicked off their newest tour which takes them through North America, Europe, and Australia over the course of two months.

Before taking the stage, Jessy Lanza pumped up the crowd with her smooth beats and creative sound. Turkish Prison, a DJ set, took the stage while everything was getting set up for Cut Copy. The crowd may have left a lot to be desired but the people that did show up were ready to party.

Cut Copy came out strong with “We Are Explorers” and “Take Me Over”. Visuals were projected on the backdrop which really added to the overall experience. The band even shared a special moment playing songs they’ve never performed live before. The show ended on a high note with “Lights & Music” before they returned with a two song encore.

Setlist

We Are Explorers
Take Me Over
Free Your Mind
Where I’m Going
In Memory Capsule
So Haunted
Hearts On Fire
Feel The Love
Out There On The Ice
Let Me Show You Love
Sun God
Meet Me In A House Of Love
Lights & Music

Encore:
Walking In The Sky
Need You Now

Tour Dates

Mar 22: New York, NY – Terminal 5
Mar 24: Montreal, QC – Corona Theatre
Mar 25: Buffalo, NY – Town Ballroom
Mar 26: Columbus, OH – Newport Music Hall
Mar 28: Mexico City, MX – Vive Latino Festival
Apr 01: Los Angeles, CA – Palladium
Apr 02: San Diego, CA – House of Blues
Apr 04: Bogota, CO – Estereo Picnic Festival
Apr 12: Glasgow, UK – ABC
Apr 14: Dublin, IE – Button Factory
Apr 15: Manchester, UK – Ritz
Apr 16: London, UK – Forum
Apr 18: Leuven, BE – The Depot
Apr 21: Prague, CZ – Lucerna Music Bar
Apr 22: Warsaw, PL – Art Basen

[MUSIC NEWS] Moogfest 2014: Janelle Monae, Q-Tip, M.I.A, Flying Lotus + More | April 23-27

 

The countdown is on. Asheville’s annual 2-5 day festival, Moogfest, is a little over a month away. The festival is known for it’s celebration of technology, art, science, and music. Moogfest is held in downtown Asheville in honor of Bob Moog and pays tribute to his legacy. This years lineup is jam-packed with diverse artists, engineers, inventors, designers, and performers. Organizers announced the day presenters and night performers earlier this week. The line-up for this year’s festivities include Janelle Monae, Q-Tip, M.I.A., Flying Lotus, Just Blaze, Riff Raff, El-P, Dillion Francis, Zed’s Dead, Egyptian Lover, High Klassified, Salva, C Powers, Higher Learning,and many more. The Moogfest team has also announced  that SINGLE DAY TICKETS are also now on sale!

See All Day Presenters HERE

See All Night Performers HERE

Moogfest will take place at over 10 venues located in the heart of Asheville, including Thomas Wolfe, US Cellular Center Basement, The Orange Peel, Asheville Community Theatre, The Mill Room, Diana Wortham Theatre, Fine Arts Theater, Masonic Temple, Asheville Music Hall, Asheville Art Museum, New Earth, Broadway Outdoor, Emerald Lounge, and The Moog Store.

Nights will be packed with new artists and major headliners oven ten venues across the city. The night performers will be headlined by Kaftwerk, Pet Shop Boys, Flying Lotus, Giorgio Moroder, and in the infamous M.I.A..

Days will focus around conferences with creative professionals across seven venues in downtown Asheville. The day presenters will be led by David X. Cohen, Nile Rogers, and Janelle Monae.

Underneath you can find the ticketing information provided by the official website along with a link to purchase and other VIP options.

Moogfest General Admission:

Nights | $199

- Five evenings of musical performances by new trailblazers, early pioneers of electronic music, and major headliners.
- 5 Days, 10 Venues, over 100 artists including concerts, experimental performances, and new music showcases.
- Night Programming Hours: Wednesday – Saturday: 7pm – 2am, Sunday 3pm – 6pm.

Days | $249

- Five days of mind-expanding conversation, experimentation, and collaboration for creative and technology professionals across seven venues in downtown Asheville.
- 5 days, 8 venues, over 60 talks, panels, discussion, presentations, and film screenings with futurist thinkers, inventors, entrepreneurs, designers, engineers, artists, and musicians.
- New Media art installations and interactive technology experiences and exhibitions.
- Film screenings.
- Workshops and other interactive educational forums.
- Open-source hardware hackathon.
- Day Programming Hours: Wednesday 3pm – 7pm, Thursday – Saturday 11am – 6pm, Sunday 11am – 3pm.

Night + Day | $299

- Includes all programming featured above (and the way to go in our opinion)

INDIVIDUAL TICKET INFORMATION

Wednesday Individual Day Ticket at $49
Thursday Individual Day Ticket at $89
Friday Individual Day Ticket at $89
Saturday Individual Day Ticket at $89*

 

All ticket information can be found HERE