Month: March 2021

  • Hangout Music Festival 2013 Announces Lineup

    first_imgUpdate: Via Hangout Music Fest Facebook Page:It’s what you’ve been waiting for! We would like to welcome Stevie Wonder, Yeah Yeah Yeahs, Macklemore x Ryan Lewis, Imagine Dragons, Afrojack, Big Gigantic, Holy Ghost!, Baauer, Ra Ra Riot and The Wild Feathers to the 2013 Hangout Lineup! Check it all out here: http://bit.ly/ZqzuO9On the gulf shores of Alabama May 17-19 the air will be filled with the sounds of excellence. A round of applause to Hangout Music Festival 2013 promoters for gathering a diverse and awesome line-up! Featured acts are:Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers, Kings of Leon, Trey Anastasio Band,  The Shins, BASSNECTAR, Kendrick Lamar, The Black Crowes,  Slightly Stoopid,  The Roots, Ellie Goulding, Steve Aoki,  Passion Pit,  Bloc Party,  Gov’t Mule,  Jim James Band,  Porter Robinson,  Public Enemy,  moe., Galactic, Dirty Projectors,  Grouplove, Toots and the Maytals,  Lissie, The Breeders,  Best Coast, Jason Isbell & 400 Unit,  Twin Sister, Ryan Bingham, The Sheepdogs,   Shovels and Rope,  Moon Taxi, The Revivalists,  Zion I, Lance Herbstrong,  Anders Osborne, Twenty Ι One Ι Pilots,  Delta Rae, Nikki Bluhm and the Gramblers,  The Bright Light Social Hour,  The Werks, The Ton Tons,  Brassft Punk, Kingston Springs,  The Mowgli’s, Chancellor Warhol,  Luella and the Sun,  The Weeks,  Space Capone,  Wild Cub, Colin Lake & more.But that is not all a third headliner will be announced in the next few days. This is similar to last year, when the announcement of the Dave Matthews Band and Jack White was quickly followed by the addition of the Red Hot Chili Peppers.Weekend passes go on sale at 10 a.m. central time on Friday, Feb. 15, at www.hangoutmusicfest.com/tickets. General admission prices will start at $209 and rise at some point to $229. Basic VIP passes will start at $899, rising to $999 at an unspecified point and then to $1,199. Super VIP Passes will be $1,499.Festival organizers also signed “a multi-year deal” with MTV, VH1, CMT and Logo as exclusive partners, meaning the festival will be showcased across their various television channels and properties. So if you cannot make it, do not worry because you will be able to catch the show from home.Detailed information can be found at www.hangoutmusicfest.com. The festival offers sites devoted to lodging and travel packages and related information, including information on festival shuttles.last_img read more

  • L4LM Catskill Chill Music Festival Artist Meet and Greets Schedule

    first_img*Note: Any Artists that wish to be added to the Catskill Chill Artist Meet and Greet schedule please contact [email protected] Live For Live Music (L4LM) will be hosting Artist Meet and Greets during this year’s Catskill Chill Music Festival! We want to give fans the opportunity to meet and familiarize themselves with artists they have spent so much time and money to see on a regular basis. Going home telling your friends about your favorite set AND now interacting with the person you were staring at on stage in awe is a feeling that is irreplaceable, yet now tangible!Meet and Greets will take place by the Acoustic Junction (see the blue star with the yellow circle around it on the map). Look for the Live For Live Music Studios booth, check the schedule below (subject to change), and come stop by! We have some awesome surprises in store for you at the booth all weekend including ticket giveaways, free merchandise, and some very special guests! FridayLotus-  5:30- 6PMParticle-  7:00 – 7:15Alan Evans – 7:15- 7:30SaturdayLettuce – 1:30PMJimkata-  2:00PMConsider The Source – 3:00PMGreenhouse Lounge – 5:00PMFikus- 5:30PMDamn Right! – 6:00PMConspirator – 7:30PMRAQ – 9:30PMSunday:Horizon Wireless– 2:00 PMCosmal – 3:00 PMMcLovins – 3:30PMSister Sparrow and The Dirty Birds – 5:00PMFundimentionals – 5:30PMlast_img read more

  • Austin City Limits Doesn’t Have It Easy This Sunday Morning; Cancelled Due to Weather

    first_imgAustin City Limits has become yet another festival cut short this year due to dangerous weather conditions in the area. After a successful weekend last week, the festival organizers have been forced to cancel the festival for Sunday, October 13th. Unfortunately, this is hiccup happened the first year the festival decided to expand to two weekends.“Our first priority is always the safety of our fans, staff and artists,” said Shelby Meade, communications director for C3 Presents, the promoter behind Austin City Limits Music Festival. “We regret having to cancel the show today, but safety always comes first.”The festival would have featured performances by Atoms for Peace, Lionel Richie, The National, Phoenix, Toro Y Moi, Tame Impala, Paper Diamond and more.At least the festival made this cute video showing the damaged grounds:Update: Check out this link for rescheduled shows: http://do512.com/rescheduledacl[photo via flightlessrobin via Maggie Nelson via büfstagram]last_img read more

  • Marilyn Manson Video Depicts Lana Del Rey Being Raped

    first_imgShock rocker Marilyn Manson is no stranger to controversy, or pushing boundaries, but a video he appears in, that was directed by Eli Roth (Hostel) is drawing even more attention than usual. The unreleased footage that Roth called, “so sick, it’s been locked in a vault for over a year,” as he told Larry King in an interview last year, has finaly surfaced online, and features some dark material, which includes a dinner scene in which crazy little vixens set fire to wreak havoc on a dining room, a masked man fires an automatic rifle at a highway, and Lana Del Rey is raped. Pretty disturbing footage overall; however, some of the Manson footage looks as if it was taken from some of his past videos.Check out the video below. It has been pointed out that the clip resembles a Casper Balslev fashion film titled Han Kjøbenhavn, so we included the latter clip as well for comparisons.[via CoS]last_img read more

  • Taylor Swift Purchases X-Rated Domain Names

    first_imgAnyone with access to the outside world is familiar with Taylor Swift, most likely associating the pop star with a strong, yet innocent, image. In protecting that image, Swift and her team have purchased several X-rated domain names, with the intention of preventing anyone else from using them.A whole batch of new domain names will become available on June 1st, including the adult-themed ones: .porn, .adult, .sucks. However, before they are available, the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN) is allowing certain trademarked entities access to purchase them.So, Taylorswift.porn will more than likely be an empty page.The expansion of domain names will make URL creation more specific to various brands, and will allow for greater parental control than the typical “.com” address. Residents of New York will most likely be familiar with the ad campaign promoting the .NYC domain.Some of our favorite domains from the list include: .Pizza, .Ninja, and .Guitarslast_img read more

  • ALO Announces First New Album Since 2012 And Tour Dates

    first_imgAnimal Liberation Orchestra, better known as ALO, has announced plans to release their first new LP since 2012. Titled Tangle of Time, the new album is due out on October 2nd.The band is also supporting the album with a cross-country tour, kicking off at the Brooklyn Bowl just five days after the album release, and ending a month later in Denver, CO. They’re also scheduled to perform on Jam Cruise, and this tour includes support from Fruition and Yojimbo at various shows.You can check out the full schedule below. Tickets will go on sale this Friday, June 26th, at 10 AM local time:ALO Fall Tour Dates10/07 Brooklyn Bowl – Brooklyn, NY+ 10/08 The Hamilton – Washington, DC+ 10/09 The Sinclair – Boston, MA* 10/10 8×10 – Baltimore, MD* 10/11 World Café Live – Philadelphia, PA* 10/13 Beachland Ballroom – Cleveland, OH* 10/14 Double Door – Chicago, IL* 10/15 Rathskeller – Indianapolis, IN* 10/16 Phases of the Moon Music and Art Festival – Ozark, AR 10/17 The Parish – Austin, TX* 10/18 One Eyed Jacks – New Orleans, LA* 10/20 WorkPlay Theatre – Birmingham, AL* 10/21 Exit/In – Nashville, TN* 10/22 Terminal West – Atlanta, GA* 10/23 Greenfield Lake Amphitheater – Wilmington, NC* 11/05 Aggie Theatre – Ft Collins, CO* 11/06 Belly Up – Aspen, CO* 11/07 Bluebird Theatre – Denver, CO* 12/03 TBA 12/04 TBA 12/05 Nectar Lounge – Seattle, WA 01/06/16 Jamcruise, Port of Miami, FL+ w/Fruition *w/ Yojimbolast_img read more

  • String Cheese Incident Performs All-Acoustic Encore With Beatles Cover, Tour Debuts In Boston

    first_imgString Cheese Incident brought their exciting fall tour out to the Orpheum Theatre in Boston, MA last night, pulling out all the spots on what has been an incredibly fun run of performances. With big bust-outs the previous two nights, including “SKAT” in Pittsburgh and “San Jose” in Syracuse, the band took a different approach with their surprises in Boston.The first surprise with David Fiuczynski, who joined the band during the second set for a version of “Impressions”. The guitarist added some heat to a monster performance. However, it was the encore that took the performance to new heights, as the band went all-acoustic for it. Opening the encore with The Beatles’ “I’ve Just Seen A Face”, the band dusted off “Lester Had A Coconut” and “Lonesome Road”, both performed for the first time in 2015.String Cheese hits NYC for the first of two performances tonight at The Theater at Madison Square Garden, before shipping off to Florida for Hulaween this weekend. If you’re in NYC for Cheese, be sure to stick around for Jason Hann’s new side project Oktopus, along with Todd Stoops and special guests Marcus Rezak (Digital Tape Machine) and Hayley Jane. The Oktopus crew will hit BB King’s immediately following SCI’s performance, TONIGHT. Tickets and more information can be found here.Setlist: String Cheese Incident At The Orpheum Theatre, Boston, MA – 10/22/15Set One: Can’t Wait Another Day, Sirens > Boo Boo’s Pik-a-nik, Water > Pack It Up, Close Your Eyes > So Far From HomeSet Two: You’ve Got the World, Impressions1, Miss Browns Teahouse, Sweet Melinda, Bumpin’ Reel, Round the Wheel > Desert DawnEncore: I’ve Just Seen A Face2, Lester Had A Coconut2, Lonesome Road21 – with David Fiuczynski (Screaming Headless Torsos) 2 – acoustic  [Via Friends of Cheese]last_img read more

  • The Mario Brothers Theme Song Has Lyrics, And They’re Trippier Than We Ever Imagined

    first_imgYou might remember the tune of the Mario Brothers theme song, and you might not want to remember the countless hours spent playing the video game. A game that’s goal is to collect mushrooms and smash bricks is undoubtedly suspicious, but innocent nonetheless. Well – now there are lyrics to match the strange childhood (or college dorm room?) obsession.As a result of a Japanese radio station contest, one MB superfan submitted the following lyrics in 1985. Nintendo not only endorsed the lyrics, but recorded released it on vinyl. Translation:Go Go MarioToday, full of energy, Mario is still running, runningGo save Princess Peach! Go!Today, full of energy, Mario runsToday, full of energy, jumping!Today, full of energy, searching for coinsToday, keep going, Mario!Get a mushroom – it’s Super Mario!Get a flower – it’s Fire Mario!Goomba! Troopa! Buzzy Beetle! Beat them all!Mario is always full of energy and strong![Spoken] The only one who can reverse the spell that has captured the Mushroom People is Princess Peach. But Princess Peach is hidden underground, in a far-off castle. Ah, the days of peace … if we could once more return to those days … to save Princess Peach and bring peace back to the Mushroom Kingdom, that is why Mario is on his journey today.Today, full of energy, Mario is still running, runningGo and beat the Koopa tribe, go!Today, full of energy, Mario runsToday, full of energy, jumping!Today, full of energy, searching for coinsToday, keep going, Mario!Get a star – become invincible!Quickly, go save Princess Peach!Lakitu! Blooper! Cheep Cheep! Beat them all!Mario is always full of energy and strong!Today, full of energy, Mario is still running, runningHe’s made it to the castle and gets fireworks!Lightly sidestepping the Hammer Bros.Show the last of your power, Mario!It’s been a long journey but it’s nearly at an endYou’ve done it, you’ve done it! You’ve defeated Bowser!Princess Peach says, ‘Thank you’Mario’s got a great big heart!Mario’s adventure is over for now, butMario’s dream lives forever…[H/T CoS]last_img read more

  • State’s health care plan assessed

    first_imgAn architect of Massachusetts’ year-old experiment with universal health coverage said Monday (Sept. 17) that because of the experiment 170,000 people have insurance today who otherwise would not, but that the problem may be bigger than initially thought.Nancy Turnbull, associate dean for educational programs and senior lecturer on health policy at the Harvard School of Public Health, said that the enrollment increases were the result of three programs set up or modified in the new state health insurance law, passed in April 2006. The law’s passage put Massachusetts among a small handful of states with laws requiring that health coverage be extended to as many residents as possible.Changes to Medicaid, the government-funded program for the poor, sparked an increase of 48,000 people to the rolls, while enrollment in a state-subsidized health insurance plan created under the law, Commonwealth Care, reached 115,000. The remaining 7,000 enrolled in a suite of health plans — called Commonwealth Choice — created for working people who don’t qualify for free or subsidized insurance.Turnbull said the 48,000 new Medicaid enrollees falls short of state estimates of 89,000 eligible, while the Commonwealth Care enrollment exceeded expectations, particularly for those who qualify for free insurance. The low rate of enrollment in Commonwealth Choice is troubling, she said, as those plans are targeted at the group that will be hit hardest when the individual mandate to acquire health insurance becomes fully effective.The main difficulty ahead, however, may be that the original estimates of the number of uninsured were too low, Turnbull said. The state originally estimated that 395,000 Massachusetts residents didn’t have health insurance. A recent estimate by the economic and social policy research organization Urban Institute, Turnbull said, is probably more accurate and indicates that 571,000 Massachusetts residents are uninsured.Those extra bodies represent not only a greater outreach challenge, Turnbull said, but also a potentially dramatic increase in the program’s cost.Turnbull spent nine years in the Massachusetts Division of Insurance as first deputy commissioner and deputy commissioner for health policy, and also served as president of the Blue Cross Blue Shield of Massachusetts Foundation before coming to the Harvard School of Public Health. She spoke at the Harvard School of Public Health’s Snyder Auditorium as a keynote speaker for the School’s annual Community Partnership Day.The event, “Health Care Reform and Health Equity: The Promise in Massachusetts and the U.S. — One Year Later,” featured Turnbull and John E. McDonough, executive director of Health Care for All and an adjunct lecturer in health policy and management at the Harvard School of Public Health. In addition, a panel discussion was held with Barbara Keller of Lawrence General Hospital, Clara Savage of Common Pathways of Worcester, and Gadyflor St. Clair of the Mayor’s Health Line in Boston.McDonough said universal health coverage is an important first step — but just a first step — in addressing health care inequities affecting minorities. Recent federal statistics indicate the problem is getting worse. In 2005, 44.8 million people were thought to be without health insurance. In 2006, that number rose to 47 million, with almost the entire increase among the black and Hispanic communities.“Universal coverage won’t solve the problem, but until we get universal coverage, we have no prayer of addressing [the problem],” McDonough said. “The goal is not universal coverage. The goal is the best possible health care and the best possible health for every American.”McDonough said that closing the health equity gap has taken longer than expected. A decade ago, the U.S. Surgeon General set a goal that would eliminate health disparities in six disease categories by 2010. Though those goals were thought to be achievable at the time, McDonough said it appears none will be reached.McDonough said the knowledge base about health disparities has been well established. What’s needed now is to develop a social strategy and the political will for reform.One hurdle in addressing disparities may come from the minority communities themselves. Both Savage and Keller said that the timing of national immigration reform is interfering with health care reform by fostering fear and distrust in minority communities.Several expressed concern that the state’s uncompensated care pool, out of which hospitals are paid to care for uninsured patients, will see funding reductions as the insurance reform continues, leaving it short of funds.Keller said hospitals are expecting to take a financial hit from the reforms. Lawrence Hospital alone expects a one-year hit of $2.7 million and annual costs of $950,000.With more uninsured in Massachusetts than expected, Turnbull said, the program will doubtless cost more than original estimates. If that’s the case, the health of the economy as the reforms are implemented may be an important factor in how it fares.“We’re off to a good start, but there’re lots and lots of challenges ahead,” she said. “Pray for a strong economy. It may be more important than any other factor in our ability to continue to have change.”last_img read more

  • HMS’s Dohlman receives AAO’s highest honor

    first_imgClaes H. Dohlman, Harvard Medical School (HMS) professor of ophthalmology emeritus and cornea surgeon at the Massachusetts Eye and Ear Infirmary (MEEI), received the American Academy of Ophthalmology’s most prestigious award, the Laureate Recognition Award, at the academy’s annual meeting Nov. 10-13 in New Orleans. In addition, a new HMS professorship named in his honor was announced at a special reception at the meeting.Dohlman’s surgical innovations in keratoplasty and keratoprosthesis have made him internationally recognized as the “father” of modern corneal science.Born in Sweden, Dohlman received his schooling in Lund, earning his medical degree in 1950. Eight years later, he was invited to come to Boston and work at what was then the Retina Foundation (now Schepens Eye Research Institute), as well as at the MEEI and HMS.After his arrival in Boston, Dohlman started the Cornea Service at MEEI for the clinical care of corneal patients, as well as related training and clinical research. He also started a laboratory for corneal physiology at the Retina Foundation. His research during this time changed from biochemistry to corneal physiology, and included work in the areas of corneal edema and corneal nutrition. A number of clinical studies on keratoplasty, corneal edema, herpetic infections, and trauma were published in collaboration with his fellows.In 1968, Dohlman was appointed assistant professor of ophthalmology at HMS; a year later, associate professor; and in 1974, full professor. That same year, he became chairman of Harvard’s Department of Ophthalmology, chief of ophthalmology at MEEI, and director of the Howe Laboratory of Ophthalmology at Harvard. In 1989, at the age of 67, Dohlman retired from administrative positions but continued working full time with corneal patients, teaching residents and fellows, and conducting research. At 85, Dohlman continues to work full time at the MEEI.last_img read more