The 2013 MTV EMA’s proved to be an out of this world night full of awesome, gif-worthy moments, killer performances, and cheery celebs. Redfoo kept the space party pumping all night as the show’s host. He stripped off his suit and slipped into his most comfortable attire (a shiny, tiny speedo), and later in the show managed to stage dive into the crowd. Miley lit up a joint on stage. Will Ferrell made an appearance as the infamous Ron Burgundy and provided laughs and awkward backstage interviews with celebrities. Eminem took home the Global Icon Award and reminded us why he is a “rap god.” But the performances are what really made the night an unforgettable one.
The Killers' frontman Brandon Flowers has announced that he is planning on spending the next year creating his new solo album. The album, which he anticipates will be out in 2015, will be Flowers' first effort since his solo debut, "Flamingo," which came out in 2010. Stay tuned here for updates on the upcoming album.
With all the recent hoopla surrounding Coachella 2012 (specifically, the digital resurrection of Tupac), one begins to ponder what other shenanigans are in store during festival season. Summertime truly is the season of festivals: beer & wine fests, food expos, but most importantly, music fests. There’s Bamboozle, Warped Tour, Lollapalooza, Bonnarooo, Electric Daisy, and a cornocoupia of other niftily named musical celebrations.
Lollapalooza is celebrating its 20th anniversary by expanding itself internationally from Chicago to Chile. It will take place in Santiago's O'Higgins Park April 2nd and 3rd 2011.
The headliners of Chile’s Lollapalooza are The Killers, Kanye West, and the Yeah Yeah Yeahs. Other acts performing in Chile are Thirty Seconds to Mars, The Deftones, Cold War Kids, CSS, and Fatboy Slim.
The headliners for the original Lollapalooza in Chicago have not been declared yet. The dates for Lollapalooza Chicago are August 5th thru the 7th.
The most effective DJ's are the ones who check their apprehensions along with their cars at the valet, and simply play songs that make them happy, thus through the transitive property, making others happy. Yeah, I took algebra.
Bardot's DJ, Rare Matthew Frauman did just that. I entered the space to Edwyn Collins', "A Girl Like You," and as I stood by the bar waiting for Rex Manning, Frauman effortlessly transitioned into The Smiths. You know, that Smith's song, they're all relatively the same, comfortable and fitting for most situations with a hint of depression. Right as I was about to confide my woes and regrets to the bartender, he lightened the mood with Estelle's, "American Boy," featuring Kanye West and then Groove Armada's, "I See You Baby (Shaking That Ass)." And shake my ass I did.
After 10 years of booking the hottest DJs for the hundreds of parties and events she has planned, Claudine DeSola's passion for music has manifested in an extraordinary way. We are lucky enough to host Claudine DeSola's first DJ Performance at Joonbug's Fashion Week Gala, this Saturday, February 13th. There, she will present her fashion inspired playlist, which she comprised by asking top designers such as YEOHLEE and Adam Lippes, what music sparks their creativity when designing their collection. Claudine's exclusive 30 minute set called "Inspiration Played" will appear on www.caravangirl.com and www.joonbug.com after its premiere at Joonbug's Fashion Week Party.
I must admit, as weird as this sounds, I love a man who can play a good invisible instrument. When Mike serenaded Phoebe on Friends with his air piano in Central Perk, I swooned. Now, there's a whole competition here in Vegas just for these performers to showoff their craft and for people like me to drool over them.
This month marks the beginning of a set of monthly competitions to find the Hendrix of air guitar here in Las Vegas. This is all thanks to Resodence, who has created the Las Vegas Air Guitar Association, which is linked to the U.S. Air Guitar Championship (yes, that does exist).
The most successful music group to come out of Las Vegas is taking a break. The Killers recently announced that once their set of performances in Australia finishes next month they will be taking some time away from the band.
I can sympathize with their desire for a little vacation away from being The Killers, which has been the main focus of their lives since the group launched in 2002. The band has been working pretty much non-stop, either on tour or in the studio recording a new album, since they made it big over half a decade ago.
They say that the best things in life are free, and this is one of them. The hipster idols - Ok, French alt rock band Phoenix, along with Sea Wolf, are coming to The Joint at the Hard Rock Hotel & Casino on January 28th, and Las Vegas Weekly and AEG Live want to give you free tickets!
Three years after the Killers' former manager, Braden Merrick, sued the band for alleged breach of contract, the Killers have responded with a countersuit of their own, seeking unspecified damages for what they say was a pattern of incompetence and double-dealing that led to losses of revenue for the group.
The band filed the suit against Merrick and his company, From The Future, on Friday, February 20th, in federal court in their hometown of Las Vegas.
They didn't specify the amount of damages they are seeking, but Billboard reports that they want compensation for "multi-million-dollar damages in missed concerts and lost touring revenues, and via the bungling of merchandising and promotional opportunities".