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2011-08-31 07:00:00

Desi Alternative Music will host its 2nd Annual South Asian Music Festival over two nights of scintillating live original music featuring South Asian bands and solo artists from across the United States. Expanding to multiple venues this year, music will range from rock to folk to even jazz and country! New York, NY (PRWEB) August 31, 2011 The 2nd Annual South Asian Music Festival hosted by Desi Alternative Music will be held over two nights of scintillating live music in pulsating New...

2008-10-03 18:00:20

By ROB DEWALT On October 22, 2004, my "Sound Waves" predecessor, Nate Gutierrez, set off a small hailstorm of letters to Pasatiempo's editor. In this particular column, titled "Twinkle, twinkle little bar," Gutierrez began with a sentence that would set the stage for an ongoing -- and sometimes heated -- debate about this city's ability to host performers who hail from afar: "I wish Santa Fe got more touring bands." Wielding the mighty pen/sword in defense of Santa Fe's youth and its...

2008-09-12 06:00:27

By Jason Bracelin They call themselves facilitators, not promoters. There's a difference, you know. "I try to make that clear to everybody," Thirry Harlin says between bites of his lunch at The Strip Sandwich Shop on a recent Tuesday afternoon. "We're not corporate guys," his cohort, James Woodbridge, notes. Together and on their own, these two fixtures of the Vegas indie music scene have booked tons of shows over the years, Woodbridge as the head of his MetaMeta Productions company,...

2008-09-08 15:00:42

By ALAN MORRISON EDINBURGH'S music fans will recognise the scenario. Your favourite band is onstage in Glasgow; they're building up to a climax but haven't yet played your favourite song; it's obvious they're keeping it back for the encore . . . but if you don't leave now, you'll miss the last train home. It's a dilemma that will be eased, if not solved outright, when the Picture House begins operations in the capital. A 1500-capacity venue sited on Lothian Road, it fits nicely on the...

2008-08-26 18:00:34

By JADE WRIGHT WHAT a difference a year makes. This time 12 months ago the Mathew Street Festival was on its knees. Now it is one of the city's biggest success stories. Over the bank holiday weekend Liverpool celebrated as crowds of families enjoyed Europe's biggest free city centre music festival in the sunshine . . .with a little rain, sometimes. From Chas and Dave to The Mersey beats, from tribute bands and unsigned bands to Right Said Fred, there really was something for everyone....

2008-07-20 09:00:28

By WORDS BY TIM WALKER It's the height of the festival season, and across Britain Identikit groups of tight-trousered, floppy-haired boys with guitars are taking to the stage, to thrash out a homogenous jangle. Critics have dubbed their sound 'indie landfill'. Is it the death knell of a once-vibrant underground scene? Friday night on the Pyramid Stage at Glastonbury. This is the venue Radiohead played a career-defining show 11 years ago. In the past, it has hosted masterful live...

2008-07-16 09:00:52

By JENNA STARK A new movement is taking hold of the alternative music scene, with hundreds of Israeli bands singing in English in an attempt to achieve international recognition, according to Orly Yaakobi, editor and presenter of the radio show Or Lagoyim (Light Unto the Nations) on Radio Kol Hacampus. The radio show, which began five years ago, features Israeli indie and hard rock bands that perform only in English. The show is divided into three segments: bands that are...

2008-07-14 09:00:29

NEW YORK, July 14 /PRNewswire/ -- GigMaven, a web-based service that enables musical artists to find and book gigs online, has announced the Beta launch of their site, available at http://www.gigmaven.com/. With over five hundred artists already signed on and a roster of some of the best-loved venues in Brooklyn, Boston, Columbus, and New York City, GigMaven is poised to super-charge local music scenes from coast to coast. The rapid growth of GigMaven has seen a 60% month by month growth...


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