Tuesday, January 26, 2016

Keys 'N Krates Bring The Midnite Mass Tour To Cat's Cradle

Keys N Krates have hit the road with the Midnite Mass tour in support of their latest EP.  The Triangle is fortunate to be one of their many stops with a visit in Carrboro at Cat's Cradle this Wednesday, January 27.

This three-piece group formed in 2008 in Toronto has evolved from a live hip-hop band into an intricate trio of producers and performers.  Keys N Krates fall under the umbrella of EDM, but labeling their sound isn't that simple. They are comprised of Jr. Flo on the turntables, keyboard player David Matisse, and Adam Tune on the drums.  On stage, they mesh electronic beats with live instruments, creating a unique sound and a captivating show.  Adding to the entertainment, it's not unusual for the members to mix it up and trade roles, keeping the performances fresh and energetic.

Keys N Krates are traveling with good company, being joined by Ganz and Hermitude for part of their tour.  Stooki Sound and Jesse Slayter will be getting the crowd started for the Cat's Cradle show, which starts at 8:30.  Tickets are $20-$22 and can be purchased at the Cat's Cradle website

Monday, January 25, 2016

Okeechobee Announces "Aquachobee"

Okeechobee Music & Arts Festival announced its exclusive "AQUACHOBEE" beach zone as OMF continues to expand the possibilities of the modern festival experience. Florida's biggest ever camping festival, Okeechobee Music & Arts Festival is taking place March 3 -6 just outside Florida's magnificent Lake Okeechobee.

AQUACHOBEE will be situated in the heart of Okeechobee's Moonlight Oasis, where the Florida jungle meets the spectacular white sand beach. OMF's daytime hang out, AQUACHOBEE is a bona fide tropical haven where festivalgoers can swim, soak up the sun, or just chill out to live music from 9am to 9pm. Aquqchobee programming will run as a counterpoint to the all-night dance music of the nearby Jungle 51. An oversized Ferris wheel will offer epic vistas of Sunshine Grove's gorgeous landscape while the AQUACHOBEE bar will supply libations of all kinds, from fruit smoothies to delicious cocktails.

The AQUACHOBEE stage will host dawn-to-dusk performances from electronic artists, bands, and DJs including Hermitude, Twiddle, Manic Focus, Wolfram, Life on Planets, Mixmaster Morris, Jan Blomqvist, Dirk Largo, The Whitest Taino Alive, and many others. 
Baltimore's acclaimed Life on Planets is exclusively releasing their latest track, "ReelLove," which is available for free download only via Okeechobee's SoundCloud. Major surprises and special guest performers are expected as well. On Thursday, fans can go to Aquachobee and watch the Okeechobee Allstars featuring Oteil Burbridge (Dead & Company), Roosevelt Collier (The Lee Boys), Jeremy Salken (Big Gigantic) and very special guests. Communion Presents, one of the most exciting new international record labels and concert promoters, will be taking over the beach stage on Sunday during the day and showcase performances from T. Hardy Morris, Curtis Harding and Eryn Allen Kane.

Recently named by the New York Times as one of the places "Where Music Lovers Should Go In 2016," Okeechobee Music & Arts Festival boasts an extraordinary multi-genre bill, with more than 80 artists, bands, and DJs from around the globe performing across five signature stages. Headliners include Kendrick Lamar, Mumford & Sons, and Skrillex, alongside a stunning line-up that also features Robert Plant & The Sensational Space Shifters, Fetty Wap, Bassnectar, Miguel, Odesza, Big Grams (Big Boi & Phantogram), Mac Miller, Daryl Hall & John Oates, Ween, and many more.

Okeechobee Music & Arts Festival will also showcase "PoWow! A Live Superstar Mashup,"featuring once-in-a-lifetime artist collaborations produced by the creative force behind the world famous Bonnaroo SuperJam. For complete details and further updates, please see okeechobeefest.com.

4 Day OMG Passes for OMF are available now for $269.50 (plus fees). A number of VIP Packages are also on sale. For complete ticketing information, please visit okeechobeefest.com/tickets.

Sunday, January 24, 2016

Flux Pavilion Makes Way to the Queen City

The electronic music industry had an incredible year in 2015 and Charlotte is getting in on the action by hosting some of the biggest names in EDM in the coming weeks.  Perhaps best known for the track, "I Can't Stop," the Label in Charlotte will welcome Flux Pavilion for an unforgettable night on February 5.  Joined by a supporting cast of Charlotte based DJs, DOMii and Tronix, the British DJ and producer is definitely going to bring the bass to the Queen City.  

As an artist, Joshua Steele, better known as Flux Pavilion has been able to accomplish a lot in a relatively short amount of time.  Whether he is producing chart topping tracks, performing at festivals around the world, or helping start a record label, Circus Records, Steele has found success with each opportunity.  It wasn't until 2015 however that Steele released his first full album, Tesla.  The album features several vocalists that make Tesla the perfect compliment to what has attracted so many to the talented Steele along the way.  

With the release of several unique remixes on Friday, January 22, check out one of the signature tracks from the Tesla album, "Emotional" which features Matthew Koma on vocals. Tickets for this special event are still available and only $20 and the start time is set for 10pm.  


Tuesday, January 19, 2016

Warm Up With Smooth Hound Smith at The Pour House

Warm up this Tuesday with Nashville's Smooth Hound Smith at The Pour House. This boot-stompin' American roots duo will be supported by You Can Call Me John for a cool $7-$10.  Smooth Hound just released their second full-length album, Sweet Tennessee Honey and Raleigh is fortunate enough to be the first stop on their tour. 

Caitlin Doyle and Zack Smith met in LA and established Smooth Hound Smith in 2012.  After releasing their self-titled debut album in 2013, they've since settled in Nashville, but have spent most of their time touring or recording. They were 
chosen from thousands of bands to perform at the 2015 Bonnaroo Festival. 

Zack started out as a one man band, but he quickly realized how much Caitlin added to the music, "She has such a rare and valuable skill set; she conceptualized a great deal of the harmonies, and we did the arrangements together." 

Smooth Hound Smith is one of those bands that's difficult to describe due to their wide array of sounds.  The softer songs from their first album, such as "Crazy Over You" and "California Sway" carry a  romantic rhythm supported by the gentle picking of the guitar matched with lyric-driven harmonies.  In the more bluesy-rock songs, "30 Days" and "Blue Dress," the foot percussion, harmonica, and grungy guitar induce instant dancing. They will share some of their latest tunes from Sweet Tennessee Honey at the show tonight starting at 9, don't miss the fun!

Monday, January 18, 2016

Moogfest Headliner ODESZA Shares "It's Only" Video

Following a massive 2015 marked by an entirely sold out world headline tour, ODESZA has unveiled a new video for In Return song “It’s Only (feat. Zyra)” via Pitchfork.  Selected as a Vimeo “Staff Pick” for Dan Brown’s stellar direction, the video comes ahead of another headline run of major festivals this spring and summer including stops at Mysteryland, CRSSD, Boston Calling, Moogfest, Shaky Beats and more to come. “It’s Only” will also be accompanied by a forthcoming remix package including remixes by RÜFÜS DU SOL, 20syl, Kania, and Fei-Fei, out February 19.

On top of that, ODESZA will return to Red Rocks Amphitheatre on June 18th for their first ever solo headline show at the legendary venue. Last year, they co-headlined with Chromeo to a sold out crowd.  This year, RÜFÜS DU SOL will open the show, along with other special guests to be announced. The Australian dance trio is the latest signee to ODESZA’s record label, Foreign Family Collective, having recently announced the Jan. 22nd release of their new album, Bloom.

The ODESZA Red Rocks fan pre-sale begins tomorrow, Jan. 19th, at 10am Mountain Time with general on-sale to follow at 10am Mountain Time on Saturday, Jan. 23rd. Follow ODESZA on Facebook or Twitter for more information on pre-sale tickets.  General admission (purchase here) and VIP tickets (purchase here) are available including limited availability for a backstage tour before the show.

Fri. Mar. 4 - Okeechobee, Florida @ Okeechobee Music & Arts Festival
Sat. Mar. 5 - San Diego, California @ CRSSD Festival
Thu. Mar. 10 - Bogota, Colombia @ Festival Estereo Picnic
Sat. Mar. 12 - Sao Paulo, Brazil @ Lollapalooza Brazil
Fri. Mar. 18 - Buenos Aires, Argentina @ Lollapalooza Argentina
Sat. Mar. 19 - Santiago, Chile @ Lollapalooza Chile
Fri. Mar. 25 - Edmonton, Canada @ Northern Lights Music Festival
Sat. Mar. 26 - Vancouver, Canada @ Seasons Festival
Thu. Mar. 31 - London, United Kingdom @ Troxy
Fri. Apr. 1 - Utrecht, Netherlands @ Tivoli
Sat. Apr. 2 - Paris, France @ Olympia
Thu. May 19 - Durham, North Carolina @ Moogfest
Fri. May 20 - Atlanta, Georgia @ Shaky Beats Festival
May 27 - 29 - Boston, Massachusetts @ Boston Calling
Fri. June 10 - Bethel Woods, New York @ Mysteryland USA
Sat. June 18 - Morrison, Colorado @ Red Rocks Amphitheatre
Mon. June 27 - Roskilde, Denmark @ Roskilde Festival
Thu. July 14 - Carhaix, France @ Vieilles Charrues

*Information courtesy of Pitch Perfect 

Okeechobee Fest Announces Jungle 51

Can't stop. Won't stop. Organizers of the Okeechobee Festival are thrilled to announce Jungle 51, an under-the-stars electronic music stage guaranteed to provide the ultimate in sensory overload. Set apart from the main stages in a lush, tropical environment, Jungle 51 will go from dusk until dawn each night of the festival and feature performances from Legacy Detroit comprised of Derrick May & Delano Smith, performing for the first time together under this new guise; dance music DJ icons Damian Lazarus and John Acquaviva; Marcel Fengler and Virginia - both residents at Berghain, Berlin's temple of techno - as well as artists such as Russian house master Anton Zap, who will be making his U.S. debut. Jungle 51 is sure to fulfill the dreams of discerning fans of underground dance music. The full list of Jungle 51 talent is listed below.

The Jungle 51 stage area will feature mind-blowing stage design and décor from renowned Broadway set designer Daniel Brodie ("Aladdin" and "Joseph and the Technicolor Dreamcoat"), lighting from Max Mackintosh, whose installations at venues such as the Palazzo Dei Congressi Roma have garnered worldwide raves.

Jungle 51 is curated by Sheik N' Beik, a music/lifestyle collective that has produced some of New York City's most talked about underground house and techno events. Their parties reflect a euphoric, welcoming spirit that is sure to appeal to Okeechobee attendees looking to enhance the festival's communal vibe.

Okeechobee Music & Arts Festival is presented by Soundslinger, LLC, an independent company founded by Steve Sybesma formerly of concert pioneer Sunshine Promotions, Paul Peck formerly of Superfly, and a team of all-star producers who have presented other major festivals and countless concerts around the globe.

For additional information, please visit okeechobeefest.com,  facebook.com/okeechobeefest, twitter.com/okeechobeefest, and instagram.com/okeechobeefest.

Jungle 51 talent lineup:
Legacy Detroit: Derrick May & Delano Smith
Damian Lazarus
Marcel Fengler
Anton Zap
John Acquaviva
System of Survival
DJ Three
Keith Worthy
The Agha Brothers (Taimur/ Ostrich)
Andrew Grant
Max Jacobson
Jeffrey Scott
Brian Cid
Simone Gatto
Tomas Station
Orazio Rispo
Chris Nitti
Driss Skali
Rambo Springsteen