[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

St Vincent Live At Nashville’s Marathon Music Works (Show Review)


This past Friday, Annie Clark (Aka St. Vincent) brought her Digital Witness Tour to Nashville, TN. The Brooklyn-based composer and guitarist, Sarah Lipstate (Aka Noveller), opened the night and set the mood for the upcoming show. Lipstate is known for her work on the electric guitar and for challenging her listeners to figure out just how many ways an instrument can be manipulated. I’m usually not one for instrumental sets, but I was completely blown away by her talent! There was a lot going on around me, but she had my undivided attention for her entire 30 minute set.

Thankfully, there was only one opener, because I was beyond ready for St. Vincent to take the stage. The show started off with a message asking the audience to “enhance their experience by limiting their use of technology during the show.” The point was to “embed your body.” It worked!! I hardly saw any glowing screens the entire show.

The show kicked off with “Rattlesnake,” the first song off of her newest self-titled record. It had been two years since I last saw Clark in concert and things were definitely different this time around. Not only has her image changed, but her stage presence has also grown. She was shredding on the guitar, while effortlessly switching to choreography that really brought life to the songs.

We were able to really hear the strength of Annie’s vocals during songs like, “I Prefer Your Love” and a stripped down version of “Strange Mercy”. However, new songs: “Birth in Reverse”, “Huey Newton”, and “Bring Me Your Loves” featured heavy distortion and feedback.

The set was very minimal, including a pink pyramid shaped platform behind her that resembled the throne she sits on in the artwork for her most recent record. Songs “Cheerleader” and “Prince Johnny” were performed on top of the pyramid, with nothing but a mic stand and her guitar. The show closed with one of her older tunes, “Your Lips Are Red”. It was the perfect way to wrap up the night. It’s great to witness the growth of an artist and St. Vincent is definitely on the right track.

Setlist:

Rattlesnake
Digital Witness
Cruel
Birth in Reverse
Regret
Laughing With a Mouth of Blood
I Prefer Your Love
Pieta
Every Tear Disappears
Suregon
Cheerleader
Prince Johnny
Year of the Tiger
Marrow
Huey Newton
Bring Me Your Loves
Northern Lights
Krokodil
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Strange Mercy
Severed Crossed Fingers
Your Lips Are Red

show review provided by Zack Martin

Remaining Tour Dates:

3/08 – Atlanta, GA @ The Tabernacle
3/10 – Houston, TX @ House of Blues
3/14 – Dallas, TX @ House of Blues
3/18 – Phoenix, AZ @ Orpheum Theatre
3/19 – San Diego, CA @ House of Blues
3/21 – Los Angeles, CA @ The Wiltern
3/22 – Oakland, CA @ Fox Theater
3/24 – Portland, OR @ Crystal Ballroom
3/25 – Vancouver, BC @ The Commodore Ballroom
3/26 – Seattle, WA @ Moore Theatre
3/28 – Salt Lake City, UT @ The Depot
3/29 – Denver, CO @ Ogden Theatre
3/31 – Lawrence, KS @ Liberty Hall
4/01 – Omaha, NE @ Sokol Auditorium
4/03 – Minneapolis, MN @ State Theatre
4/04 – Milwaukee, WI @ Turner Hall
4/05 – Chicago, IL @ Riviera Theatre
4/06 – Detroit, MI @ Majestic Theatre
4/08 – Cincinnati, OH @ Bogart’s
4/09 – Columbus, OH @ Newport Music Hall
4/10 – Cleveland, OH @ House of Blues
4/11 – Pittsburgh, PA @ Stage AE
4/12 – Buffalo, NY @ Ashbury Hall

Link to St. Vincent’s Newest Music Video “Digital Witness” -> Here

[EVENT] Oxymoron World Tour ft. Schoolboy Q, Isaiah Rashad, Vince Staples (Nashville, April 24)

At yesterday’s Dom Kennedy show we delivered the official announcement of Schoolboy Q‘s Oxymoron World Tour adding Nashville, TN on board for April 24th. If you missed out, it is not to late. The show will take place at Anthem next month and will feature the likes of Vince Staples as well as the return of Tennessee’s own, Isaiah Rashad. Tickets start off at only $18 and can be purchased on line here. The Oxymoron Tour will touch nearly 71 cities and we are excited to have one of our own coming back to the city.

There will be more news in the coming days about the show but please be advised that this show will be sold out faster than you may expect so do not sleep on purchasing tickets.

PURCHASE TICKETS AFTER 11AM ON FEBUARY 11TH HERE

Schoolboy Q’s Oxymoron album will officially drop on Febuary 25th, you can grab Isaiah Rashad’s Cilvia Demo via iTunes now as well.

[EVENT REMINDER] Dom Kennedy’s Get Home Safely Tour, Nashville Tonight + @DJGb6 & @Dereksmifz Mix

Tonight, Dom Kennedy’s Get Home Safely Tour slides through our home base of Nashville, TN. You can expect the Leimert Park’s own to give you a great dose of music for a low price as well as Inglewood emcee, Skeme. There will also be support from local newcomer, The Blackson. If you have not had a chance to catch a performance from this 18-year old emcee, you’re in for a wake up call. The event takes place at Anthem Nightclub and will be an early show (doors open at 7:30) so be sure to get there early to avoid the lines.

 DJ GB  and Derek Smith drop off an “Off The Wall” mix to prepare us for the show. The mix features various tunes that feature the tours artists. While you prepare yourself for the West side connection this evening, click play on this mix below. Tickets are still available at Phatkaps boutique and online here. Ticket sales will stop at 5PM so do not wait. The remaining tickets will be sold at the door if the event does not sale out.

Off The Wall Mix: Dom Kennedy x Skeme Edition by Dee Jay Gb on Mixcloud

[EVENT] Juicy J Announces “Never Sober” Tour with Travis Scott, Project Pat | Nashville, March 23

 

Memphis legend, Juicy J is headed on tour and announced via Twitter that he would be embarking on the  tour with Travis Scott. It was also recently released that Juicy J added Project Pat on the roster to join the two on the “Never Sober” tour which starts February 20th in Jacksonville, Fl.

If you are in our neck of the woods, Juicy J will be live in Nashville on March 23rd and the event will be held at Marathon Music Works. To purchase tickets, CLICK HERE.  Be sure to purchase Juicy J’s Stay Trippy in stores now.

 

Feb. 20: Jacksonville, FL — Plush *^
Feb. 21: Orlando, FL — Firestone Live *^
Feb. 26: Atlanta, GA — Masquerade *^
Feb. 28: Raleigh, NC — Lincoln Theatre ^
March 1: North Myrtle Beach, SC — House of Blues *^
March 4: Baltimore, MD — Rams Head Live *^
March 5: Cleveland, OH — Agora Theatre *^
March 6: Washington, DC — The Howard Theatre *^
March 7: Richmond, VA — The National *^
March 8: Norfolk, VA — The Norva *^
March 11: Boston, MA — House of Blues *^
March 12: New York, NY — Irving Plaza *^
March 13: Philadelphia, PA — Theatre of Living Arts *^
March 14: Sayreville, NJ — Starland Ballroom ^
March 15: Rochester, NY — Main Street Armory ^
March 16: Clifton Park, NY — Northern Lights *^
March 19: Pittsburgh, PA — Club Zoo *^
March 22: Chattanooga, TN — Track 29 ^
March 23: Nashville, TN — Marathon Music Works *^
March 25: Pontiac, MI — The Crofoot *^
March 26: Indianapolis, IN — Egyptian Room at Old National Centre *^
March 27: Clive, IA — 7 Flags Event Center *^
March 28: St. Paul, MN — Myth *^
March 29: Milwaukee, WI — The Rave *^
March 30: Lincoln, NE — The Bourbon Theatre *^

* = with Travi$ Scott
^ = with Project Pat

Pusha T Meet & Greet + Live Show in Nashville, TN (Video + Photo Recap)

The last time we caught up with Pusha T, it was at an exclusive Clipse instore x show back in 2010 at local boutique Phatkaps. Once it was announced via Lovenoise x Full Circle Presents that the G.O.O.D. Music signee would be returning, and after many had favorited his most recent My Name Is My Name album, the news traveled immediately around the city of Nashville.

Pusha T continued to push his solo career and landed a spot with G.O.O.D. Music, where we caught him on several tracks with his fellow label mates with powerful verses. It has always been clear that Pusha T isn’t in the typical “rapper” lane as most artists in the game. However, that is what has continued to keep a strong fan base and pick up many more post  My Name Is My Name release. Pusha’s Fear Of God II: Let Us Pray and Wrath of Caine projects were great releases, but the MNIMN release set the standards for those who truly enjoy good music (no pun intended).

Just as his last visit, Pusha T visited Play Cloths retailer Phatkaps for an official in-store meet & greet with fans. With a crowd of majority guys in the room, the tone was quiet and laid back for Pusha. Many fans showed up with their Play Cloths gear to be signed, posters, CDs, and one fan even brought a unique piece of artwork that he presented to King Push. With a brief signing and chat with other artists, business owners, and lovers of the culture, Pusha was off to soundcheck to prepare for the nights show.

The show took place at the newly renovated, Anthem Nashville, on the cold Wednesday night. Once you entered the venue, the ambiance gave off the vibe that a great show was approaching. The show began with support from DJ RateThatGuySoda, Purpl Monk, Ducko Mcfli, and Openmic. Once Pusha took the stage he held everyones attention and ready to recite any lyrics that were called upon. Pusha performed several tracks from MNIMN including King Push, Numbers On The Boards, Sweet Serenade, and Nosetalgia amongst others. Pusha took time to locate the longtime fans with performances of  My God, Mercy, his verse from I Dont Like, as well as a classic performance of the Clipse track Grindin’. Overall, the crowd was packed of music lovers, each artist performed well, and Pusha T put on a quality show. In case you missed out, check out a video recap of the instore and show, as well as a photo recap from the night’s events. Thanks to FC Presents x Lovenoise.








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Chance The Rapper ‘Social Experiment Tour’ Live in Nashville (Photo Recap)

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Chance the Rapper’s Social Experiment Tour invaded Nashville, TN for a sold out show at Cannery Ballroom on November 26th. Nashville is known for it’s hip hop shows being “hit or miss,” especially when the show is during the week and the artist isn’t performing at major venues like the Bridgestone Arena. However, the 20 year old Chicago emcee brought out a very diverse crowd consisting of people of all ages. We first caught Chance The Rapper live in Nashville this summer as an opening act on Mac Miller’s Space Migration Tour. Now that the unsigned, yet highly successful emcee has stepped out on his own tour, it was clear he called all the shots.

Chance’s tour opened with a live band (yes, trumpets and all), huge LED screens that displayed videos, as well as a cleared stage, which we later learned was in case he hit his traditional Chicago Footwork. With the crowd already lined up around the building upon doors opening, the show spoke success before even beginning. Chance took the stage and the energy was lifted in a matter of seconds. Chance performed songs from both mixtapes he has released, Acid Rap and 10 day. It is amazing to say he has only release the two mixtapes, yet he holds such a presence of a well known artist in front of millions.

Chance performed songs including “Cocoa Butter Kisses,” “Smoke Again,” “Brain Cells,” and the overly popular Everybody’s Something. Chance displayed such an awe for the packed out crowd that spoke volumes on his humility and humbleness as an artist. Constantly displaying his love for the crowd by high-fives, “thank you’s,” and other ways to connect with the crowd, Chance kept the attention of his crowd from beginning to end.  2L’s photographer Monique covered the show and has a visual sample of what those who chose not to attend in the cold weather missed out on.

 

 

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