Here's a sweet, sweet video of a new tune by KT Tunstall. Its beautiful, but it's also beautiful to see Tucson's Brian Lopez singing along and the entire moment taking place in Tucson's Wavelab Recording Studios.
You might be sad or regretting that you missed Coachella this year. Do not despair music lovers there is always next year. Starting Friday, May 24th, 2013 at 10:00 AM PDT Coachella will start advance ticket sales for next year music festival. It will probably sale out in matter of minutes.
If you are like me and did not have money to pay up front, then this is the perfect time to take advantage of the lay away payment plan that Coachella offers. Keep in mind that you need to go to the websitehttp://www.coachella.com/ and set up an account. Good luck and see you at Coachella 2014.
In their second offering to YouTube's highly-advertised Comedy Week, The Lonely Island has decided to take the recent hip-hop trend of hashtag rap (as perpetrated by Drake, Childish Gambino, Kanye West and others) and turn it on its ear.
And, I think it's great, mostly because it means Andy Samberg is actually doing something funny again.
In 1969, four men by the names of John Roberts, Joel Rosenman, Artie Kornfield and Mike Lang, set out to organize a music festival that, little did they know, would become one of the most well-known music events in history.
Although the festival created a huge amount of problems for the poor guys, including thousands of dollars of debt and approximately 80 lawsuits, it set the stage for the long history of successful festivals to follow.
By the end of the Woodstock Festival, more than 500,000 people had attended - some abandoning their cars in the middle of the highway just to walk to the massive concert, and helicopters had been issued to airlift performers to the stage. Movies have been made about it. People are still talking about it, and it seems pretty clear, the festival was pretty legendary.
But though it may have changed history, will there ever be such a festival again?
Aw, check out Macklemore and Ryan Lewis talk about growing up in Seattle's outdoors for the Nature Conservancy. They grew up on Capitol Hill in Seattle and hung out freestyling at local parks at night. Mackelmore credits spending that time outdoors with helping his music.
Let's take this time to say thanks to both the Hip Hop gawds and Seattle's extensive parks system.
I haven't been to as many shows at the Monterey Court Studio Galleries as I'd like, but it's a nice little space, especially for the summer season. I guess Reid Park symphony nights have their place and all, especially in our childhood. But now that that's over with, I'm going to suggest this new tradition.
Jazz pianist Larry Loud, joined by Paul Daniels on drums and Tony Marotta on percussion, will be performing from 7 to 10 p.m. tonight at Monterrey Court, 505 W. Miracle Mile. Jazz under the stars and in the glow of all those old Tucson neon signs sounds near perfect.
Mikal Cronin is coming to Club Congress on June 29 and I get it ... June seems a million years away still, especially late June which might as well be whatever year the new Star Trek movie is set in. But, still, sometimes you need to plan ahead and hopefully this new clever music video for "Change" gives you the impulse to mark that far-away date on your calendar or something because Mikal Cronin is awesome.
If the Kings of the Mic show on May 23 wasn't quite enough for your old school hip hop soul, AVA announced another show sure to send you down memory lane, remembering music videos on The Box and the fuzzy AM signal of Power 1490: Bone Thugs-N-Harmony, DJ Quik and Warren G & tha Dogg Pound, all on one bill, July 12. Personally, my tolerance for Bone Thugs is somewhat limited (despite the fact that they're from my sorta-hometown of Cleveland) and Warren G makes me miss Nate Dogg more than anything, but DJ Quik is amazing and probably worth the ticket price by himself. He could play his part from Tony! Toni! Toné!'s "Let's Get Down" on a loop for 45 minutes and I'd be entertained, frankly.
No info on ticket prices yet, but watch Casino Del Sol's page for details.
Broadway in Tucson is bringing the story of the amazing Sun Studios to Tucson with Million Dollar Quartet, the story of Carl Perkins, Jerry Lee Lewis, Elvis Presley and Johnny Cash coming together to perform one day in 1956.
We have tickets for the show Tuesday, May 7 at the TCC Music Hall. All you have to do is enter on our Free Stuff page by Monday morning, and we'll draw winners and contact them via email.
If you'd like a chance at the best tickets we have, answer a relatively simple, eminently-Googleable trivia question as well.
UApresents announced its 2013-2014 season on Tuesday night and there's a lot of stuff to like (Chris Thile from Nickel Creek on February 8! A run of shows at Club Congress by jazz pianist Jonathan Batiste in November! The rescheduled Lang Lang show on October 22! Other stuff I'm not really sophisticated enough to be into!), but the Red Baraat show scheduled for the Rialto on October 4 sounds particularly entertaining. I can't say I ever thought I'd want to hear a New Orleans-style brass band influenced by Bollywood jams, but it works, as you can hear in the NPR Tiny Desk show above.
Subscription renewals start today, with new season subscriptions kicking off on May 20, but individual tickets will be on sale starting June 10.
The Loft screens classic Stanley Kubrick films throughout the month of May. Films are at 7 p.m.,… More