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Top Things to Do in San Diego – May 21-27, 2019

Top Things to Do in San Diego – May 21-27, 2019

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Spend the upcoming Memorial Day weekend in San Diego honoring those who gave all for our freedom and enjoying these top things to do. When: May 20-22, 2019Catch the San Diego Padres take on the Arizona Diamondbacks at Petco Park! When: May 25 – September 1, 2019The Sesame Street Party Parade is marching Sesame Street excitement throughout SeaWorld San Diego. This colorful, musical, show-stopping parade is fun enough to get the whole family dancing. This event features 10 larger-than-life themed floats including Sesame Street favorites such as Mr. Hooper’s Store and Count’s Castle. The whole family will be singing and dancing along with Elmo and his furry cast of friends as they join more than 20 dancers along the parade route. When: May 25 – September 1, 2019
20 Amazing Concerts in Philadelphia This June 2019

20 Amazing Concerts in Philadelphia This June 2019

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The hometown heroes take a break from soundtracking The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon to make their way back to Philly for the annual Roots Picnic, held for the first time at the Mann Center. With a stacked lineup featuring none other than The Roots, Grammy-winning H.E.R., 21 Savage and non-music entertainment like a live staging of Questlove’s podcast, the spacious new venue is the perfect locale for the huge event. When:Saturday, June 1 Where:The Mann Center, 5201 Parkside Avenue Cost:$79.50-$89.50 www.rootspicnic.com The area’s alternative radio station celebrates its 12th birthday with an all-day musical extravaganza, featuring two stages booked with artists fit for the channel. On the new music discovery stage there’s Lewis Capaldi, morgxn, The Blue Stones, Des Ro
Geri Horner returns to redhead roots ahead of Spice Girls reunion tour – Music News

Geri Horner returns to redhead roots ahead of Spice Girls reunion tour – Music News

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Ginger Spice Geri Horner has returned to her redhead roots ahead of the Spice Girls' upcoming reunion tour.The 46-year-old earned her famous nickname thanks to her fiery locks at the height of the band's fame in the '90s. Since then, she's gone through a series of style transformations, most recently sporting a strawberry blonde hue, but has now returned to the hair colour that made her famous ahead of her return to the stage alongside bandmates Emma Bunton, Mel B and Mel C on Friday night (24May19). Geri achieved the new look with her stylists' help and a home dye kit by L'Oreal. In an video taken in her kitchen, Geri sat with a towel on her head before the big reveal, and said: "I haven’t had ginger hair for over 20 years so I’m a bit scared. I was keen to go back to a coppery ginger
Jason Aldean’s baby recovering after health scare – Music News

Jason Aldean’s baby recovering after health scare – Music News

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Jason Aldean's baby daughter is back home recovering after a weekend health scare. The You Make It Easy singer and his wife Brittany took three-month-old Navy to the emergency room on Monday morning (20May19) after her temperature reached 104 degrees. The family went home the same day, but returned to the hospital on Tuesday when Navy fell sick again. "Basically she had, like, a stomach bug that caused a lot of vomiting and other stuff and turned into, like, a UTI (urinary tract infection) that got infected, making her have a fever and all that kind of stuff," Aldean told reporters at a press conference on Wednesday. "It's kinda been a crazy, rough week for her, but we finally got her with some antibiotics through an IV... so she turned a corner." The baby returned home from the hospita...
Miami Beach Commissioners Vote NO on Ultra Music Festival

Miami Beach Commissioners Vote NO on Ultra Music Festival

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In what was expected to be a mostly YES vote, the Miami Beach commissions just voted 3-4 NO on bringing Ultra Music Festival to the city in 2020. For those not familiar with the area, Miami Beach is a separate city in Miami off the coast, much like Virginia Key. Right now, publicly, at least, Ultra has only been courted by Homestead-Miami Speedway, approximately 30 miles southwest of Miami. The city of Homestead last night approved later hours until 2am and a 10 year possible contract to the Speedway in order to court the festival. Miami Beach would have been a great opportunity to keep the festival closer to the clubs and hotels that sustained it for so many years when it was at Bayfront Park. The Miami Beach Commission did not offer up any alternatives for what it called a horrible ...
Blacktop Mojo Announce Summer Tour With Lullwater

Blacktop Mojo Announce Summer Tour With Lullwater

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The time has come for Blacktop Mojo. Having spent the early part of the year in the studio, the Texas rockers are ready to emerge for a summer of touring.The band will hit the road on July 13 in support of their upcoming album, Under the Sun. The group has already chosen the song "Can't Sleep" to be the lead single from the album, and a video for the track will be coming on June 21. The Under the Sun album doesn't have a set release date as of yet, but the band is eyeing mid-September for the album to drop.Blacktop Mojo's "Can't Sleep" summer tour will include support from Lullwater, with dates carrying on through late August. See all of the stops listed below and look into ticketing at this location.In other Blacktop Mojo news, singer Matt James recently connected with Small Town Titan...
Sofar Sounds Raises $25M From Investors

Sofar Sounds Raises $25M From Investors

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On the heels of its tenth anniversary, concert startup Sofar Sounds has something new to celebrate. The company, which organizes shows with secret lineups in donated spaces across the globe, has raised $25 million in new funds from investors.The funding round is led by Battery Ventures and Union Square Ventures, along with existing investors Octopus Ventures and Virgin Group, whose founder Richard Branson was an early investor in Sofar back in 2016. Founded by Rafe Offer, who hosted the first Sofar in his London living room in 2009, the company now hosts intimate gigs in 433 cities worldwide, which listeners enter an online lottery to attend. If selected, guests pay between $15 and $30 to attend the show with a lineup of three surprise performers, each hand-selected by the Sofar team.
GRL GANG Shares Dark and Diverse Guest Mix from Lucille Croft

GRL GANG Shares Dark and Diverse Guest Mix from Lucille Croft

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One of Australia’s most exciting exports, Lucille Croft, joins the GRL GANG guest mix roster with over half an hour of dark bass and club-ready sounds. The female and non-binary community continues a successful run of features for its guest mix series, which has featured Night Bass producer Blossom and rising experimental bass act risik. Now, multitalented producer, DJ, model, and entrepeneur Lucille Croft throws her talents into the mix. The rave-ready mix features tracks from Black Tiger Sex Machine, Blanke, Kayzo, K?d and even features a couple of unreleased collaborations from Croft as well. Tune in below and make sure to keep your eye on the tomb raider of bass music as she gears up for her inevitable international takeover. Connect with Lucille Croft:
Thomas Ovesen joins Saudi Arabia’s DGDA

Thomas Ovesen joins Saudi Arabia’s DGDA

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Experienced promoter Thomas Ovesen, most recently of AEG Ogden/Dubai Arena, has joined Saudi Arabia’s Diriyah Gate Development Authority (DGDA) as director of entertainment. Ovesen (pictured) exited Dubai Arena (now Coca-Cola Arena) in January to return to promoting independently. Prior to joining the Dubai Arena project, he was CEO of Dubai-based promoter 117 Live, after jumping ship from rival outfit Done Events in late 2015. DGDA, an initiative of the increasingly culturally minded Saudi government, aims to redevelop the ruins at Diriyah – the original home of the house of Saud and starting point of the Saudi state, on the outskirts of the current capital, Riyadh – into an “internationally renowned gathering place with world-class experiences and family friendly entertainment”. It
Sony Music to boost royalty reporting and speed up payments

Sony Music to boost royalty reporting and speed up payments

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Business News Digital Labels & Publishers Top Stories By Chris Cooke | Published on Tuesday 21 May 2019 Sony Music has announced two significant upcoming changes to its royalty portal, which is pretty big news. Even though – as is often the way with things like this – to anyone outside the music industry the new functionality soon to be on offer would seem like something you’d expect ever royalty reporting system to offer pretty much as standard. The innovations, dubbed ‘Real Time Royalties’ and ‘Cash Out’ by the major, will allow artists signed to Sony labels to access royalty information about their music much faster and access monies they are owed quicker and more frequently. A memo sent by Sony to artist representatives explains that “once launched,
Halcyon Veil’s Jesse Osborne-Lanthier launches fundraiser

Halcyon Veil’s Jesse Osborne-Lanthier launches fundraiser

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He’s offering his entire discography in exchange for donations that will go towards a new computer. Halcyon Veil affiliate Jesse Osborne-Lanthier has set up a GoFundMe to raise money to go towards a new computer. The producer’s mother passed away after a long battle with Multiple Sclerosis in 2016, leaving him and his sister with over $80,000 worth of debt and mortgage. Since 2018 Osborne-Lanthier has been unable to pay for the mortgage payments as well as his rent, food and music equipment, and the bank is threatening to seize his mother’s belongings and house. On top of this, his computer, his primary tool for work as a producer, sound-designer, DJ, graphic designer and curator, is broken, preventing him from completing the freelance jobs he sorely needs. Jesse Osborne-Lanthier is off

Stockhausen: the composer who makes Wagner look anaemic | Music

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Matched in musical-myth-mania perhaps only by Richard Wagner, Karlheinz Stockhausen is the ultimate conundrum for those of us who believe keenly in shifting classical music culture away from its alpha-male genius complex – but are still enthralled by the music. Do we get to have it both ways? The German-born composer was the self-mythologiser extraordinaire who had entrancing charisma, bullish intelligence, no shortage of game-changing opinions, nor shortage of confidence with which to assert them. A guru with disciples and rivals, he fostered a personality cult that went way beyond his music to encompass fashion, spirituality, even a galactic origin story. Isn’t this precisely the artist-as-hero narrative we need to dismantle? He declared that God gave birth to him on the star Siri
Jennifer Hudson And Meghan Trainor To Headline Giant Annual July 4th Concert In Philadelphia

Jennifer Hudson And Meghan Trainor To Headline Giant Annual July 4th Concert In Philadelphia

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No one does a July 4th celebration quite like Philly, and 2019 is no exception. Wawa Welcome America, the team behind more than two decades of July 4th fun, promises another huge bash along the Benjamin Franklin Parkway. WAWA WELCOME AMERICA FAST FACTS Philly’s massive, multi-day July 4th celebration runs from June 29 to July 4. Jennifer Hudson and Meghan Trainor headline the FREE Wawa Welcome America July 4th Concert on the Benjamin Franklin Parkway. The Wawa Welcome America July 4th Fireworks show takes place after the concert. Celebrating America’s birthday for the 27th year in a row, Wawa Welcome America — one of the biggest events of the entire year in Philly — is a multi-day party with free events for all ages throughout the city, including concerts, a parade, movie nights and fi
9 Instagram-worthy desserts you must try in Queensland

9 Instagram-worthy desserts you must try in Queensland

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on May 21, 2019 at 2:23 pm We already knew it. But now it’s official. We no longer just look for the best things to see and do when planning a holiday, but also what to feast on. According to a survey by Hotels.com, 76% of young travellers say foodie experiences on holidays are the most memorable. So, if you love peppering your Instagram feed with equal amounts palm trees, poolside cocktails and decadent treats when on holidays, snap your way through this list of Queensland’s most Instagrammable desserts. Twix Tacos at Ze Pickle Photo by @zepickle A deep-fried chocolate bar nestled inside a red velvet pancake? Sounds crazy, but prepare to have your mind blown. The guys at Ze Pickle have filled this unusual creation with ice-cream, brownie salsa and shaved Milky Bar. You’ll n
Celine Dion panics as James Corden gives away her beloved shoes on Carpool Karaoke – Music News

Celine Dion panics as James Corden gives away her beloved shoes on Carpool Karaoke – Music News

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Celine Dion was left shaken and "needing alcohol" after James Corden gave away several pairs of her beloved shoes during Monday night's (20May19) Carpool Karaoke instalment.The 51-year-old joined James in his car as they navigated Las Vegas, with the The Late Late Show with James Corden host admitting he needed some help to find his way around Sin City. After belting out a selection of Celine's most famous songs, including It's All Coming Back to Me Now, the British comic turned the conversation to the star's famous shoe collection - asking her just how many pairs she had. "Three thousand, five thousand..." Celine muttered.James then interjected he'd heard she has 10,000 pairs, and the music legend acknowledged the rumour was probably true. James then announced he'd been in touch with C...
Aaron Carter accuses Michael Jackson of inappropriate behaviour – Music News

Aaron Carter accuses Michael Jackson of inappropriate behaviour – Music News

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Singer Aaron Carter has edged closer to revealing all about an inappropriate encounter with Michael Jackson when he was a kid. The 31-year-old I Want Candy hitmaker, who befriended Jackson when he was a child star, referred to the alleged interaction on Marriage Boot Camp: Reality Stars Family Edition, weeks after revealing he had a tale to tell about the King of Pop. In a trailer for the upcoming season of the series, Aaron says, "Michael was a really good guy, as far as I know, a really good guy. He never did anything that was inappropriate..." before adding, "Except for one time. There was one thing that he did that was a little bit inappropriate." He did not elaborate further on the statement. Aaron's new comments emerge two months after he angrily defended Jackson against child mol...
EDM Reacts To The Game of Thrones Series Finale

EDM Reacts To The Game of Thrones Series Finale

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The Game of Thrones series finale last night was a divisive episode. In the EDM world, many DJs immediately turned to Twitter to express their feelings about the long-coming conclusion. For example, Diplo couldn’t pass up the opportunity to say “I told you so” about a somewhat predictive tweet he made a week ago. Moby is not one to stay quiet either and quickly chimed in alongside other dance music stars like Dimitri Vegas of Dimitri Vegas & Like Mike and GRiZ who was certainly not a fan of the series finale. Check out all their reactions below and let us know what you thought of the Game of Thrones finale on Twitter @YourEDM. and you all laughed at me pic.twitter.com/oYFR88HeHP — wes (@diplo) May 20, 2019 pic.twitter.com/NwA4kHOph8 — moby XⓋX (@thelittleidiot) May 20, 2019 Ho
Billie Eilish Scores First Airplay Chart No. 1 as ‘Bury a Friend’ Tops Alternative Songs

Billie Eilish Scores First Airplay Chart No. 1 as ‘Bury a Friend’ Tops Alternative Songs

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The track is one of Eilish's three concurrent radio hits. Billie Eilish earns her first No. 1 on a Billboard radio airplay chart, with "Bury a Friend" bumping 2-1 on the Alternative Songs tally dated May 25.Eilish previously reached No. 7 on the chart with "You Should See Me in a Crown" in December. Meanwhile, her third entry on the chart, "Bad Guy," rises 35-28 (and breaks into the top five of the Billboard Hot 100, pushing 9-4).Eilish becomes the first act to score a first Alternative Songs leader in 2019. Marshmello last landed an initial leader, with "Happier" (with Bastille), in November.More accolades for Eilish: she's the first solo woman to top Alternative Songs since Alice Merton, whose "No Roots" hit the summit in February 2018, and the 10th solo woman in a lead role to ru
Whethan Collaborates With Jeremih on New Single “Let Me Take You”

Whethan Collaborates With Jeremih on New Single “Let Me Take You”

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It comes as no surprise that R&B giant Jeremih would be gung-ho on collaborating with uber-talented 19-year-old producer, Whethan, but the result is even more than one could’ve hoped from the duo. “Let Me Take You” is funky, fun, expressive, and summer-esque as Whethan takes a pop-inspired house deviation from his normal style. Jeremih’s smooth vocals bring the single to a heightened level of passion, and together the combination is nothing short of genius. “I had been sitting on this track with Jeremih for a while now and explored every possible version of the song before landing on this one. I’ve been really inspired by a lot of house music and wanted to find a way to bring that into my world. It was important to me that I made something that people co
Woodstock 50 secures new financial partner

Woodstock 50 secures new financial partner

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The organisers of Woodstock 50 have announced that the festival has found a new financial advisor, in the form of New York-based investment bank and financial services firm Oppenheimer and Co. The future of Michael Lang’s Woodstock anniversary festival has been shrouded in doubt since Lang lost the event’s original financial partner, Dentsu Aegis’ investment arm Amplifi Live, and its production partner, Superfly. Upon its withdrawal, Dentsu representatives announced the cancellation of the festival. Event organisers say Oppenheimer will act as a “financial advisor to complete financing for the festival”. It is unclear whether the help from Oppenheimer constitutes the investment of capital or is limited to a purely advisory role. Oppenheimer’s head of debt capital markets and syndicati
Setlist: PledgeMusic, song royalties, Woodstock

Setlist: PledgeMusic, song royalties, Woodstock

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Digital Gigs & Festivals Management & Funding Setlist By Andy Malt and Chris Cooke | Published on Monday 20 May 2019 CMU’s Andy Malt and Chris Cooke review key events in music and the music business from the last seven days, including the collapse of PledgeMusic, how songwriters’ royalties are being lost in the system, and Woodstock 50’s rapid descent into becoming 2019’s Fyre Festival. Setlist is sponsored by 7digital. LOOK OUT FOR THIS EDITION GOING LIVE SOON! Why not sign up to ensure you get every edition in your podcast feed as soon as it goes live? Pick your preferred podcast app below. Subscribe to SetlistListen to Setlist and sign up to receive new episodes for free automatically each week through any of these services… Acast | Apple Podc
Zoe Reddy turns to experimental electronics and avant-R&B for her debut EP

Zoe Reddy turns to experimental electronics and avant-R&B for her debut EP

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Listen to a glitchy first track, ‘SPLIT’, now. Ireland-born, Hague-based experimental artist Zoe Reddy is set to release her debut EP, MACHINE. Out June 14th on UK label Phantom Limb, the EP bridges the gap between “avant-R&B and experimental electronic music”. It’s named after and inspired by “the rhythmic qualities of everyday motorised objects”. Reddy, who has a background as a pop vocalist, is a graduate of the Fine Art Academy of the Hague, specializing in performance art and installation. She recently played at Rewire festival – read our festival review below. Check out Reddy’s first EP track, ‘SPLIT’, and see the tracklist and artwork below. “I wanted ‘SPLIT’ to sound the way it feels, to rotate and twist, all while keeping an incessant rhythmic pulse”, she says. Pre-order th

Jessie and Lennie Ware: ‘We don’t want to turn into the Kardashians’ | Music

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There is a poacher turned gamekeeper feel to interviewing Jessie and Lennie Ware over lunch. It’s usually them, in their double-act Table Manners podcast, doing the grilling – while doing the grilling. The 34-year-old singer-songwriter and her irrepressible mother have had all sorts of guests for supper: Sadiq Khan, Yotam Ottolenghi, Ed Sheeran (with whom Jessie wrote her biggest hit, Say You Love Me). They fed Cheryl Tweedy so well she had to leave with her jeans undone. They made Nigella’s pastry for Nigella. When George Ezra came over they had to order takeaway after they produced inedible short ribs. For this interview, though, they are away from the kitchen table. We are at Leroy, in London’s Shoreditch, a Michelin-starred sharing-plate bistro. When we meet, Jessie is eight months
Father’s Day Travel Gift Ideas – Man On The Lam

Father’s Day Travel Gift Ideas – Man On The Lam

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Mother’s Day may have just passed, but it’s not too early to think about what to get Dad for Father’s Day. And if your father is a travellng man, then finding something he doesn’t already have may prove to be a dilemma. I’ve curated some Father’s Day gifts I think would make suitable presents for the Dad who travels, and being “Dad age” myself, I can attest that any of these I would be happy to open on Father’s Day.NOTE: All prices are in US dollars unless otherwise stated, and are current at time of publication.SKYPRO Arthur Brown BootsQuite possibly the most comfortable boots to ever grace my pontoon-sized feet, SKYPRO Arthur Brown boots are the same brand the pros use. (And by pros of course we mean pilots.)Made from high-quality leather, these boots are anti-skid, anti-static, and a