Red Bull is really on some next level brand strategy these days. Taking cool guy brands, budding artists & really affordable ticket prices has yielded the Red Bull Sound Select Presents – New York -. Apparently, taking over the city with the annual red bull music academy for a solid month was not enough. Heaps of concerts, free shows, discussions, workshops the whole nine and they were like, “the game needs more female talent that reps the Tri-state area”. I agree and thus Stori, Chippy Nonstop, Wavy Spice, and Roc Nation grammy winner Bridget Kelly come to wreck Drom Tuesday in the city. For a chance to win free tickets, tweet an article, like a facebook post, email something, or write a letter… If your not down for one of those, then just buy a ticket to the show which costs a bank-breaking $3 at the door or ten bucks after ten. Either way your supporting something substantial besides citi bikes coming to Staten Island.
To kickoff the Celebrate Brooklyn! series, The Roots are playing Prospect Park bandshell in Brooklyn this week! Supported by My Morning Jacket frontman Jim James, whose recent performance on Jimmy Fallon in support of the new “Regions of Light and Sound of God” LP was worthy of a full concert-length collaboration. For your chance to win free tickets to the show, just email your name to email@example.com with “Celebrate Brooklyn!” as the subject. For those of you who live in New York and don’t win tickets to the show tuesday, they are still available via Ticketmaster.
With a week before the annual Sea No Evil charity event, SOL REPUBLIC has just released 10 pairs of limited-edition Tracks headphone collection by artists Gary Baseman and Hydro74. A personal fan of both artists for some time, these will be available for silent auction during the event this Saturday, June 30, 2012 at the Riverside Municipal Auditorium with all three inter-changeable headband graphics. All proceeds go to benefit the Sea Shepherd Conservation Society, the charity that puts on the yearly gala whose mission is to defend ocean wildlife and habitats worldwide needs you to help spread the message. To date, almost a quarter of a million dollars has been raised to continue educating communities on a national scale about the health and conditions of our oceans and marine life. Stars from Animal Planet’s Whale Wars will be on hand throughout the event, not to mention artwork from a plethora of participating fine artists including Shepard Fairey, Tim Biskup, Jeff Soto, Gary Baseman, Molly Crabapple, and many more. …MORE
Last night something epic went down at the Roxy in Hollywood. There was a dumpster onstage, there was back up dancers but really, what was on display was just a good time. Overdoz gets a lot of LA love and it’s only trouble when you bring out Kurupt midway through the set for the So-cal super hit “Ain’t no fun”. Skeme’s verse on “I don’t wanna be your girlfriend”? Dj’ing in southeast asia, that was the most requested record this march. Those were some cinematic intermissions that at work backstage, the size of that Hennessy bottle alone. Creamie, Kent, Tube & Sleezy def held down the stage lyrically for a Tuesday on sunset it was only thing happening. Breezy Love Joy happened to set a high point of shows I’ve seen him do personally, this time with Emon, but I missed Nola Darling’s set. All and all an amazing night. Thundercat was in the house, Brooke D’ Leau of J*Davey, just so many beautiful people. To see Overdoz now fully realized and poised to take over the mainstream music market, was a nice weekday wind down. The pure number of blunts onstage, and in the crowd had to set some kind of record. Security Guards shook their heads disapprovingly all night but you could not be mad. …MORE