Cirque Du Soleil is getting the electronic music facelift in 2013 with the help of The Light Group and MGM Resorts International…and its going to be legit.
The LIGHT at Mandalay Bay is launching in March 2013 as Cirque Du Soleil’s first nightclub venture – entering with all the shock and awe that their numerous productions are known for – including video mapping, lighting and sound and special effects from experts Moment Factory. The 38,000 square foot venue will “serve as a laboratory, very much like [Cirque Du Soleil's] special events and projects have done int he past, for different and new artistic possibilites,” said Gay Laliberte, Founder of Cirque Du Soleil. Joined by Amy Thomson, manager of Swedish House Mafia, and Light Group founder Andrew Sasson, the trio’s joint venture looks to bring theatrical nightlife to …
Emerging brother duo Weapons of Audio return with another genre melting track - ”Life Goes” - from their Jam In The Van sessions. Rapper Floyd Daniels delivers a poetic tale of life’s trials and tribulations as his younger brother Jeremy belts out a soulful hook and the drummer rocks a Peruvian pan flute beatbox, continuing WOA’s trend of uniquely blending soul, hip-hop and indie rock vibes.
Weapons of Audio perform in Los Angeles tonight at Check Yo Ponytail 2 at Echoplex along with Tokimonsta, The Very Best and Jonwayne. They also perform at City Stock Festival in Los Angeles on Saturday September 1st with Black Crystal Wolf Kids, Noah & The Megafauna and Ninja Betty. Download their latest single “Dreams” from Soundcloud.
So as the business card pile collects dust and we all wonder where we were while ASAP Rocky got put in a “Vice Grip” and your car got towed in the $7 dollar public lot after 3 am, lets give you the last of the last SXSW articles. Maybe you went to the Fader Fort and hung out with the Bawss Rick Ross or kicked it with Nardwuar , saw Murs on the street, met Trash Talk, or wondered how the fuck anyone ever made it to Beauty Ballroom which was in the middle of nowhere Austin.
(why would you throw shows so far away?) Did you hit Pitchfork parties to see STRFKR ? Did you catch a dusty band playing for 20 people that was the next best thing?
Did you meet any cool ass guitarists on the street? Did you …