Monday, April 16, 2018

#MusicMonday - "Bennie And The Jets" by Elton John

#MusicMonday this week focuses on music as an outlet for creative expression. Elton John has always truly embodied creative expression through his music, fashion and overall style. His song, "Bennie And The Jets" is an example of true musical excellence that is uniquely original and features a video that was created through The Cut, which is proudly supported by YouTube. See below for more info.
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  • Fun fact about the making of this video:
    • Jack Whiteley and Laura Brownhill tell the formation of “Bennie and the Jets” with their futuristic video of Elton’s hit song, which features breathtaking choreography and sci-fi fashion. The Cut, proudly supported by YouTube, invited filmmakers to create the first official music videos for three of Elton’s most famous songs: https://thecut.eltonjohn.com/
    • FULL CREDIT TO: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wo1OwRTRKRk
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Monday, April 9, 2018

Monday, March 12, 2018

#MusicMonday - Annual INTERNATIONAL Concert Festival Feature

#MusicMonday this week is dedicated to international concert festivals that are coming up this spring, summer and fall. Last week Volite featured an annual concert festival feature for events in the US and this week features international shows! This list is definitely not comprehensive and there was no way that I could even begin to capture all of the music festivals around the world, so I opted for a "less is more" or "short and sweet" list that features a handful of locations and music genres. 
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Montreal Jazz Fest - http://www.montrealjazzfest.com/
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[DISCLAIMER: I do not officially promote or work for any of the events listed in this blog. I am simply sharing this as information to encourage supporting music festivals and music in general.]

AUSTRALIA
CANADA
JAPAN

MEXICO

SERBIA
UK
There are also some websites that allow you to search music festivals by location, artist, genre, etc. Check out a few that I found below.
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Monday, March 5, 2018

#MusicMonday - Annual Concert Festival Feature

#MusicMonday is dedicated to concert festivals that are coming up this spring, summer and fall in the US. Last year was the first time compiling a list of concert festivals to feature and this year there are A TON more! This list is definitely not comprehensive, but it is MASSIVE! Which shows will you be going to?! Let me know if I missed one and be on the lookout next week for the International edition!
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Austin City Limitshttps://www.aclfestival.com/
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--Featured festivals in 2018: Alaska Folk, Ameriserv Flood City, Aspen Music, Austin City Limits, Back to the Beach, Beale St., Bender Jamboree, Beyond Wonderland, Blind Willie, Bean Blossom Blues, Bonnaroo, Boston Calling, Bottlerock, Bunbury, Coachella, Country Fest, DelFest, Doheny Blues, Electric Daisy Carnival (EDC), Essence, Falcon Ridge, Folk Fest, Hangout, High Sierra, iHeart Country, In Bloom, John Hartford, Kaaboo, Kerrville, Kutztown, Lightening in a Bottle, Lollapalooza, Merlefest, Musink, National Folk, Nelsonville, New Orleans Jazz Fest, Newport Folk, North Coast, Oakheart, Old Settlers, Outside Lands, Panorama, Peach Music, Riot Fest, SASQUATCH!, Savannah, Shaky Knees, Sisters Folk, Song School, Spirit Awakening, Stagecoach, Telluride, The Buku Project, Treefort, Watershed, Wheatland, WinterWonderGrass, Winthrop Blues
ALL SUMMER LONG: Vans Warped Tour!

--Featured locations in 2018: Alabama, Alaska, California, Colorado, Florida, Georgia, Idaho, Illinois, Indiana, Louisiana, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan, Nevada, New York, North Carolina, Ohio, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, Tennessee, Texas, Washington, Wisconsin
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Monday, February 26, 2018

#MusicMonday - T Sisters (Part IV): A Look Ahead...

#MusicMonday this month is dedicated to the T Sisters, who are a vocally driven contemporary folk band hailing from Oakland, California. This week, Part IV, is our final week and a look ahead at how you can keep up on all the latest and greatest with the T Sisters! They are busy already this year and you won't want to miss a thing. From cover songs to tour updates and everything in between! #SupportLocalMusic

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International Women's Day Celebration!
March 9, 2018 at
The Great American Music Hall in
San Francisco, CA
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Monday, February 19, 2018

#MusicMonday - T Sisters (Part III): Great American Music Hall Show on 3/9

#MusicMonday this month is dedicated to the T Sisters, who are a vocally driven contemporary folk band hailing from Oakland, California. This week, Part III, is the official press release for the upcoming San Francisco show on 3/9, check it out below!  

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T Sisters Celebrate International Women’s Day
with a Co-Headlining Show w/ Megan Slankard & The Wreckage
and Special Guest All-Female Choir Conspiracy of Venus
at Great American Music Hall


Friday, March 9, 2018
Great American Music Hall
859 O’Farrell Street, San Francisco, CA
Tickets: $19/$24, Time: 8:30 pm

Oakland, CA -- Wednesday, January 24, 2018 – At the height of awareness around the #metoo movement and Women’s Marches just occurring across the nation, the T Sisters and Megan Slankard & The Wreckage co-headline an incredible evening of female-fronted music in honor of International Women’s Day at the Great American Music Hall (San Francisco, CA) on Friday, March 9, 2018. Special guest SF-based all-female choir Conspiracy of Venus also performs on the show. The T Sisters are available for interviews upon request.

A global day celebrating the social, economic, cultural, and political achievements of women, International Women’s Day is a call to action for accelerating gender parity. On International Women’s Day 2018, rich and diverse local events will connect women from all around the world with political rallies, business conferences, and music events to produce a web of consciousness ensuring the future for women is bright, equal, safe and rewarding.

“For this year’s International Women’s Day, we wanted to craft a show celebrating the music of bands led by women, including ourselves, Megan Slankard, and of course some surprise special guests,” say the T Sisters. “The show commemorates sisterhood in the face of the struggles women continue to face today. As female artists at this pivotal point in history, we find it incredibly important to cultivate connection over rivalry and solidarity over competition.”

Megan Slankard comments, "It's empowering to be part of a show with such beautiful, fierce, and exceptionally talented women such as the T Sisters. I can't think of a better way to celebrate International Women's Day than being with a room full of strong, wonderful women (and men)—on stage and off—celebrating positive energy, love, and good music together."

Leading up to their latest headlining San Francisco concert, the T Sisters have recently performed their awe-inspiring harmonies in full effect at The Fillmore (“Summer of Love” celebration with Jefferson Starship and Quicksilver Messenger Service), Paramount Theatre (with Oakland Symphony and W. Kamau Bell), SF Jazz, and The Freight & Salvage. The T Sisters were also recently a featured guest to sing the national anthem at AT&T Park for the SF Giants (July 2017); they toured with Amos Lee and The Wood Brothers in 2016/2017; and sang on stage at Floydfest 2017 with Keller Williams and The Wood Brothers. T Sisters released their latest self-titled studio album in October 2016 and have since released the EP entitled Live at Tiny Telephone in October 2017 (videos from the recording session can be viewed at https://tsisters.com/video-listing).

The T Sisters are making a name for themselves as one of the West Coast’s foremost indie-Americana acts poised to break out nationally in 2018. While inspired by the American folk tradition, the T Sisters’ music also embodies a fresh and contemporary sound with inflections of pop, R&B/soul and country. The T Sisters write music that casts a portrait of life experiences replete with love, struggle, and self-discovery, and is unified by a landscape of close harmonies that only sisters can create. At the Great American Music Hall show, the T Sisters will perform with their full band featuring Steve Height (acoustic bass), Andrew Allen Fahlander (mandolin, guitar), Marlon Aldana (drums), and Kevin Wong (keyboard).

Conspiracy of Venus is a 30-woman vocal ensemble based in San Francisco that explores the creative frontiers of music under the artistic direction of Joyce Todd McBride. The choir interprets Joyce’s daring and inventive arrangements of beloved songs, ranging from popular classics (Joni Mitchell’s “Big Yellow Taxi” and David Bowie’s “Life On Mars”) to edgy contemporary pieces (Bjork’s “Possibly Maybe”), as well as original compositions by Joyce, with dazzling technical verve and tons of personality.

For a comprehensive list of all forthcoming T Sisters tour dates, please visit: https://tsisters.com


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