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Cruïlla festival in Barcelona is coming up!

Cruïlla festival in Barcelona is coming up!

June 23, 2018

The 11th edition of Cruïlla festival will be taking place from July 12-14 at the Parc Del Fòrum in Barcelona, Spain. Tickets are currently still on sale and available. 3 day passes can be purchased for €145 and single day tickets go for €63 – €73 depending on the day. Purchase tickets here. The set times have already been announced and can be viewed here. Cruïlla is Barcelona’s most anticipated summer festival and they have been putting on an incredible event since 2005. The festival features artists of every genre and caters to everyone’s tastes, if you’re in the area don’t miss out. 

Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds announced North …

Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds announced North and South American tour dates

Nick Cave is heading off to North and South America with his band, the Bad Seeds. The band is currently on tour in support of their 2016 album ‘Skeleton Of Tree’. The tour starts on October 2nd in Mexico City and will finish off on October 28th in Toronto. In South America, the group will be visiting Chile, Argentina, Uruguay, and Brazil. The shows will be taking place in arena style venues, unlike their recent North American tour in which they played small theatres. Tickets for the North American shows will be going on sale on April 19th at 10:00 a.m. ET.  All the dates and more information can be found here. 

Tour Dates

October 2 – Mexico City, Mexico @ Pepsi Center WTC
October 5 – Santiago, Chile @ Teatro Caupolicán
October 8 – Montevideo, Uruguay @ Teatro de Verano
October 10 – Buenos Aires, Argentina @ Estadio Malvinas Argentinas
October 14 – São Paulo, Brazil @ Espaço das Américas
October 21 – Los Angeles, CA @ The Forum
October 25 – Washington DC @ The Anthem
October 26 – Brooklyn, NY @ Barclays Center
October 28 – Toronto, Canada @ Air Canada Centre 

Catch Kygo on tour in North America

Catch Kygo on tour in North America

Nicolita Bradley

Kygo’s ‘Kids in Love’ tour is finally coming to the U.S. in April and May. He ended his European leg with a sold-out O2 Arena in London. 11 new stops were added to the North American leg, and it will all kick off in Seattle on April 10th at the ShoWare Center. We’re excited to see which guest vocalists he brings along. Catch a glimpse behind the scenes of the European tour here. Check out the tour dates and buy your tickets here before they’re all gone.

Photo: Johannes Lovund

Moogfest shares ‘phase two’ of their lineup

Moogfest shares ‘phase two’ of their lineup

Moogfest is set to take place from May 17-20 in Durham, North Carolina and they have just announced that Kelea, Mouse On Mars, KRS-One, and Jon Hopkins will be leading the festival. Phase one of the Moogfest lineup was shared a while back and is made up of female transgender and non-binary artists. The festival has been going since 2004 and is the synthesis of music, art, and technology. The festival takes place in various venues across Durham and brings artists, entrepreneurs, designers, engineers, scientists, and musicians together for a very unique event. 

The festival has also announced the debut of A3, “a revolutionary 3D audio environment to power exclusive performances from nine artists under the festival’s Spatial Sound banner”. The large-scale performance venue will feature a 360-degree sound system that will allow artists to articulate sound from every angle.

‘GA Capacitor’ tickets are priced at $229 and grants access to all the festivals venues and limited capacity Workshops with RSVP only. ‘VIP Moogerfooger’ tickets are $499 and will get you priority access to venues and workshops. It will also get you access to the VIP lounge. Finally, the festivals ‘Engineer’ ticket is $1500 and is a “two-day synth-building workshop, led by Moog engineers, invites a select group of enthusiasts to build their very own unreleased Moog analog synthesizer. The workshop is conducted in two, multi-hour sessions”. Tickets can be purchased here

All of the festivals ‘Future Thought Workshops and Conversations’ can be found below. 

  • Composer and sound artist Lauren Sarah Hayes of Arizona State will perform with hybrid analog and digital instruments, and conduct workshops on haptic sound controllers and how to create site-responsive sound environments.
  • Hacking expert, trumpeter, and multimedia artist Sarah Belle Reid of CalArts will perform in addition to conducting a workshop on interactive synthesis and the use of microcontrollers to extract new sounds from pre-existing systems.
  • NYU professor and electronic composer Elizabeth Hoffman leads a discussion on composing through empathetic and creative listening, as well as deconstructing the gendered voice.
  • Data sonification expert and Penn State professor Mark Ballora will hold a workshop on how to generate sounds using data sets and use these results to creatively compose.
  • Composer and sound designer Eric Marty of the University of Georgia will lead a workshop on integrating environmental sounds into new compositions using new technology.
  • UCLA researcher and deejay Tiffany Naiman will guide attendees through workshops focused on the future of human diversity aimed at discovering the sonic alliances we can create with deaf and disabled musicians through technology.
  • North Carolina State University (NCSU) Libraries will hold courses on developing a web-based programing language to create audio responsive 3D landscapes in a web browser for the novice and layman coder.
  • SETI Institute researcher and University of the Underground founder Nelly Ben Hayoun will host “Designing the Impossible,” a discussion on the sociological impact of new technologies, and the potential for innovation within multidisciplinary conflict.
  • Henry Ford Museum curator Kristen Gallerneaux will give a lecture on curatorial strategies for old technologies and their contemporary artistic applications.
  • Google Brain Magenta engineer Adam Roberts will hold a talk on exploring the creative potential of machine learning.
  • Duke University professor and dance historian Thomas DeFrantz and Duke’s Bass Connections project will hold a “Visualizing Energy through Live Performance” workshop.
  • Virginia Tech creative technologist George Hardebeck will conduct a workshop on using GPU acceleration to enhance video and image processing.
  • UNC-Chapel Hill ethnomusicologist Mark Katz will moderate a panel of global hip-hop artists on overcoming their nations’ free speech restrictions through technology.
  • SAS developer Elliot Inman will lead workshops on building 8-bit wavetable circuits and using Audacity to develop imaginary soundscapes.
  • Meyer Sound and Virginia Tech will lead daily workshops in the A3 to show the audio technology behind the system.

Full Lineup

Adam Roberts, Aisha Devi, Alexandre Bazin, Alex Zhang Hungtai, Amber Mark, Annie Hart, Armen Ra, Aurora Halal, Author & Punisher, Bonaventure, Carla Dal Forno, Caterina Barbieri, Chelsea Manning, Cura Machines, DJ Haram, DJ Stingray, Elizabeth Hoffman, Ellen Allien, Elliot Inman, Emily Sprague, Emptyset, Eric Marty, Ezra Miller, Fatima Al Qadiri, Fawkes, Gabriel Andruzzi, Gareth Jones, Gavin Rayna Russom, George Hardebeck, Georgia, Ghostdad, Helena Hauff, Helen Money, Honey Dijon, Jamila Woods, Jenny Hval, J Rocc, Jon Hopkins, Kaitlyn Aurelia Smith, Katie Gately, Kelela, Kristen Gallerneaux, KRS-One, Kyoka, Lauren Hayes, Lawrence Rothman, LAYNE, Liam Byrne, Little Boots, Madame Gandhi, Maliibu Miitch, Mark Ballora, Mark Katz, Midori Takada, Mouse on Mars, Nadia Sirota, Nicole Mitchell, Nick Hook, Nihal Mehta, Nelly Ben Hayoun, Noncompliant, ONO, Pamelia Stickney, Psychic TV, Rainer Kohlberger, Sarah Reid, Sassy Black, Shabazz Palaces, Shanti Celeste, Smerz, Sonic Robots, Spank Rock, Stud1nt, Suicideyear, Suzanne Ciani, Tess Roby, Thomas F. DeFrantz, Tiffany Naiman, NCSU Libraries, Torres, Umfang, Upper Glossa, Valgeir Sigurðsson, Waajeed, Wes Borland, Yves Tumor

Vance Joy to play a show at the Teatro Vorteri…

Vance Joy to play a show at the Teatro Vorterix in Buenos Aires, Argentina 

Vance Joy will be heading back to South America in October in support of his recently released album ‘Nation of Two’. The show he will be playing in Argentina is on October 10th at the Teatro Vorterix. Tickets for that show will be on sale on February 23rd via All Access this is only for the Santander presale. The singer-songwriter will also be taking his ‘Nation of Two World Tour’ to Peru, Brazil, Chile, and Colombia. In 2017 Vance Joy made his South American debut and played 3 successful sets at Lollapalooza Argentina, Chile, and Brazil. Vance is currently on his world tour and you can catch him all over the USA, and Europe. Tour dates here. 

The Kooks just announced their return to South…

The Kooks just announced their return to South America 

The Kooks will be returning to South America in May. The last time they came was in 2016, in which they headlined Personal Fest in Buenos Aires, Argentina. This time around the band will be visiting Chile, Argentina, and 2 cities in Brazil. The Kooks will also be taking their ‘The Best Of’ tour to North America and the UK. For more info on tour dates click here. 

Jack White is making his comeback with a world…

Jack White is making his comeback with a world tour and a single

The Detroit native will be kicking off his 40+ date tour in his hometown in April and will continue to travel up until August. He will be headlining festivals such as Shaky Knees, Boston Calling, Gov Ball, Rock Werchter, and I’m sure more will be announced soon. Additionally, Jack has released a single titled ‘Connected To Love’ ahead of his third studio album ‘Boarding House Ranch’ that is set to be released on March 23rd. Tickets will be going on sale on January 26th at 10 am. All tickets sold online will include a hard copy of his new album, and you also have the option to upgrade to vinyl. All tour dates can be found here. 

HAIM announce North American tour dates

HAIM announce North American tour dates

The sisters will be embarking on their ‘Sister Sister Sister’ tour this month. Lizzo will be supporting the band on the string of dates. The trio released their sophomore album ‘Something To Tell You’ last year, and this year they will continue to support it. The tour starts on January 26 in NYC and will finish off with a very special show on May 26th at Red Rocks Amphitheater in Morrison, CO. All tour dates can be found here