Boeing has contributed $150,000 towards the creation of an interactive website to comprehensively promote local Music events and venues in Chicago.
Initially focused on Jazz music with a game plan in the works to expand and cover other genres, a new website collaboration project with Boeing and local music locations in Chicago plan to provide visitors a comprehensive website to help visitors find out who’s playing, where and when.
“There’s a need for an aggregator,” says Tracie Hall, Chicago Community Investor at Boeing. “A place that not only shows what’s playing where, but that brings the music community together – owners and operators and audiences, (where people can) look at the information, talk together, build this online community. The city of Austin [Texas] is able to portray itself as Music City, just by saying, ‘We’re the musical capital of the world.’ [However] in Chicago on any night, we have the same or more than Austin.” Continue reading Boeing backed Music Website to Highlight All Local Music Events in Chicago »
Starting on April 17th, jazz keyboardist and composer, Yanni (Yiannis Hrysomallis) will be commencing a fourth month tour titled “An Evening with Yanni” visiting a variety of states and provinces within the United States and Canada.
The tour “An Evening with Yanni” will include Yanni’s music from his most recent album Truth of Touch, released in 2011, which includes top hits “Truth of Touch”, “Guilty Pleasure” and “O Luce Che Brilla Nell’oscurità”. Continue reading “An Evening With Yanni” North America Tour »
Looks like The Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival (also known as Coachella or the Coachella Festival) is going big this year. If the usual multi-day event wasn’t enough for fans, Coachella 2012 will span two weekends (13-15) and (20-22) with a myriad of musicians (120+) scheduled to play at the event. Coachella Festival passes go on sale this Friday, January 13th at 10am PST and cost $285 each.
The Coachella festival, originally started in 1999, is traditionally held during the third or fourth weekend at the Empire Polo Club in Indio, Claifornia. Since Indio is located in the California Desert, concertgoers will get hit with temperatures rising above 100°F during the day, which then drop dramatically once the sun sets. Continue reading Coachella Music Festival Lineup Announced »
On the last day of the Bicentennial Park-held Ultra Music Festival, the show had a double dose of celebrity glamor and Trance in store for the 50,000 or so fans, who had all gathered to enjoy their favorite dance music.
will.i.am from the Black Eyed Peas teamed up with an exciting list of house music artists including Laidback Luke, Steve Aoki, Erick Morillo, Robbie Rivera, Wolfgang Gartner and David Guetta.
There was an additional reason to celebrate, the Dutch trance musician Armin van Buuren “A State” trance show was being broadcasted for the 500th time. Considering the occasion, he had re-titled his show to ‘ASOT 500.’ Continue reading David Guetta and Company Conclude the Ultra Music Festival »
A few days after Enrique Iglesias pulled out of a joint tour with Britney Spears, rumors surfaced that the pop diva would be teaming up with rapper and singer Nicki Minaj along with new artists like Nervo and Jessie and the Toyboys as the side acts. The two stars will hit the road together on the Femme Fatale tour.
Many music enthusiasts may be a bit confused at this strange combination, as both the divas have very different singing styles, but experts on this subject think that the Britney and Nicki will be a perfect recipe for a hit tour. Continue reading Is the Joint ‘Britney Spears-Nicki Minaj’ Tour a Good Idea? »
Recently Arcade Fire graced the stage of the Coachella festival and owned the event’s second night by ripping their music apart in front of hoards of perplexed fans.
They started off the proceedings with the “Month of May”- from their Grammy winning album The Suburbs, and drew curtains on the night with another magical performance of “Sprawl II.”
During the band’s time on stage, the crowd constantly kept singing along with them in full flow, and didn’t miss a word during “Rebellion (Lies),” “Neighborhood #1 (Tunnels)” and “Neighborhood 3 (Power Out).” Continue reading Arcade Fire was ‘On Fire’ At Coachella Festival »