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This might be of interest to some of you based in the UK.
Deezer are launching a series of silent concerts next week in Glasgow, Manchester, Birmingham and London with bands including Little Boots, Dog Is Dead, The Ramona Flowers and The Fridge Magnets performing from inside a Perspex box- and you’ll need headphones to listen to the gig!
There’s 300 tickets for grabs in each city to win – apply for tickets here. Tour kicks off April 15th.
This is a bit of a cut and paste job so apologies, but if you’re an unsigned band looking for a break then this sounds like an amazing opportunity!
Hard Rock Rising is giving one local band the opportunity of a lifetime – to participate in a World Tour at Hard Rock Cafe locations, film a music video, record an album with Hard Rock Records and receive the equivalent of $10,000 in new gear.
In partnership with online music services company ReverbNation, there is an open registration for bands wishing to participate in the global battle until Monday, January 21 2013.
After fans choose their favorites, participating Hard Rock Cafe locations around the world will host a series of live competitions featuring these local bands. One winner will be selected from each location by a panel of local industry judges. Selected local winners will be narrowed down to the top twenty-five bands worldwide via a second round of fan voting on participating Hard Rock Facebook pages. Once the top 25 are determined, a panel of music industry professionals will select the grand prize winner and two runner up bands.
The Grand Prize winner will play a World Tour in cities including Sydney, Tokyo, Hong Kong, London, Chicago and Honolulu, arranged by Hard Rock International; record an album with Hard Rock Records; shoot a music video; and receive new music equipment and gear valued at $10,000. Two runner-up bands will each receive new music equipment and gear valued at $10,000.
The opportunity has arisen for me to offer you one of these cuties- it’s called a Muse M-105IP. It’s a clock radio that docks to your iPod/iPhone as well as a mini entertainment centre with a composite video output. There’s a few more iPod speakers over at Hifi Tower.
To enter, just email firstname.lastname@example.org with TOWER in the subject line, along with your name and address before 12:00 UK time on 25th July 2012.
Your emails won’t be added to any marketing lists or anything, it’s just a competition open to anyone living in mainland UK, Austria, Belgium, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Hungary, Ireland, Italy, Latvia, Luxembourg, Netherlands, Poland, Portugal, Slovakia, Spain, and Sweden. Good Luck!
Tiger Beer’s ‘Hidden Depths’ series continues, following a sell out shows with Ninja Tune at fabric and Hyperdub at Koko where the crowd were treated to a line-up that explored the influences and inspirations of two of the UK’s most innovative record labels.
Following a series of sell out shows with Ninja Tune at fabric and Hyperdub at Koko, Chris Goss and Azonica present the ‘Hidden Depths of Hospital’ mix in anticipation for the next show which is taking place at East London’s XOYO on Wednesday 25th July 2012.
The mix treats listeners to an educational selection of music from Hospital’s back catalogue featuring tracks from Netsky, Dagga, High Contrast, Cyantific and more.
01. Future Homosapiens – Talk Box
02. MIST – Taking Over Me
03. Peter Nice Trio – Harp Of Gold (Mr Scruff Remix)
04. Landslide – It’s Not Over
05. DJ Kalm – Mirage
06. Tomahawk – Until Dawn
07. High Contrast – Global Love (Calibre Remix)
08. Dagga – Laughing Gas
10. Cyantific – 90
11. Makoto & TAK – Voyager
12. Netsky – Memory Lane
Track 9 in the track list has been left blank: guess the track name and win two tickets to the event by sending an email over to email@example.com with your answer and contact details before 12:00 Friday 20th July 2012.
Liam Gallagher’s Pretty Green label has teamed up with Universal Music to make classic vinyl albums available via mobile. Buy a piece of vinyl in the next 3 days and see if you win tickets to see The Stone Roses and BeadyEye at Fuji Rocks Festival in Japan. Competition closes Saturday 30th June. To enter:
- Download the Simply Tap app from iTunes or Google Play, and register your details once.
- Buy the album you want by this Saturday, 30th June, using the tap code, qr code, or image recognition
- Get it delivered and see if you’re the lucky winner of two tickets to Tokyo! T+C’s apply.
The much-anticipated Capital FM Summertime Ball hosted by Capital FM in association with Vodafone takes place at the legendary Wembley Stadium on the 9th of June 2012 with Katy Perry, Justin Bieber, Coldplay, Jessie J, The Wanted, Pitbull, Flo Rida, Example, Ed Sheeran, Usher and Kelly Clarkson all on the bill.
Obviously though, it has now sold out. But don’t worry if you haven’t got your ticket yet, Capital FM and Vodafone are delighted to announce the ‘Take Your Seats’ competition.
In the draw there are Golden Circle tickets to the Ball, as well as lots of amazing goodies to be won. To unlock the goodies, all you need to do is scream about the comp on your Facebook and Twitter. The louder you scream, the bigger and better products you unlock.
You could win loads of other really good stuff. Click here to play and take your seat in the virtual Wembley Stadium and good luck!
In association with Black Atlantic, Tiger has created ’Hidden Depths’ – a series of club and live events that explore a different side of some of the UK’s most innovative record labels. The series of shows will blend live and club performances as each label curates a night to explore the influences that informed their conception, present their current leading lights and offer a glimpse into their future musical movements.
The series will launch at fabric on Wednesday 16th May with a takeover of Room 1 by the seminal label Ninja Tune, with a showcase of burgeoning new talent. The spectrum of imprints and artists they are involved with will be showcased, with the Ninja label itself taking centre stage. Sister labels Big Dada Records and Brainfeeder will also be represented to provide the audience with a night that delves into the depths of the Ninja Tune label.
The show includes a rare performance from Brainfeeder’s Thundercat, in what will be only be the second time he has played in the UK and his first headline show on these shores. Thundercat will be backed by the astonishing talents of Ninja affiliated artist Floating Points and new signing Slugabed, with Offshore representing Big Dada. This event is strictly for over-18s. Tiger Beer supports responsible drinking – find out more at www.drinkaware.co.uk
We have a pair of tickets to give away to one lucky reader- just email firstname.lastname@example.org with NINJA on the subject bar and you’ll be entered into the draw. Deadline is 12:00 Friday 18th May. Good luck!
You can catch Dry The River at the next Energy Session (sponsored by Relentless Energy Drink) which is taking place at the Garage, Islington on the 15th of April and hosted by the guys at Time Out Live.
The Anglo/Norwegian four piece are on the cusp of great things, with an up-coming Shepherds Bush Empire gig in the offing and their debut album, Shallow Bed, set to drop in early March with their blend of emotion and musicality.
We’ve got a pair of tickets to give away to one lucky reader. All you need to do is email email@example.com with ‘Dry The River’ on the subject line, and we’ll pick a winner on Thursday 12th April 2012 and contact you.
Otherwise, tickets are available at £5 from the Garage’s website.
Are you around in London on 3rd February? Want to see these guys at Club NME at KOKO? I’m going, and the lovely people at KOKO have given me a couple of free tickets to give to you guys too.
To enter just email firstname.lastname@example.org with the title ‘KOKO’ on the header bar. I’ll pick a winner at random on the 24th January at 12:00 and drop the winner a line.
Visit KOKO’s website if you want to buy tickets here.
Sam Sure & Giacomo are a duo with their eyes set firmly on the top. The mixture of slamming production, hooky melodies and straight up heart felt lyrics demand you to sit up and pay attention. Immersed in music the pair consistently push the boundaries of what a hip hop act can do, to the point where their sound no longer conforms to one genre but is a melting pot of a million influences. Experimental in the studio and mad energetic live, this is a band to watch in 2011.
At High Fidelity in the Gallery: Fabio Lendrum is a 19-year-old, South-West London-raised musician who as 2010 rolled around was already celebrating his first Top 10 hit as a writer on Example’s song ‘Won’t Come Quietly’. However it’s his own catalogue of songs that demand attention. Having already performed some brilliantly received spots at Matter and Bestival and now signed in a worldwide deal with Warner Music, Fabio is busy juggling bringing his debut album to completion and DJing as much as he can.
Having announced its third project of 2011 last week, today RizLab sheds more light on the details of Project 3, put together by Ghostpoet and The D.O.T. Now that the recording of their collaboration ‘Trouble’ is complete they have set about creating a truly groundbreaking music video concept. The result is an interactive live-streamed music video.
Performed and shot in one take in front of a small audience, the ‘Trouble’ video shoot will be broadcast live online . Over the course of the track, ‘A or B’ options will be presented to the online audience and the favorite option will happen live in real-time to cause trouble for the artist during their one take performance.
Whether it’s an army of cheerleaders invading the stage or a water cannon fired at the artists they will have to deal with whatever is thrown at them.
With the chaos over, the resulting footage will be used to create a truly unique music video soon after. Learn more about the project or apply for tickets here.
Capital FM and some of the UK’s hottest artists are giving you the chance to pimp your facebook status.
Simply visit the Capital FM facebook page and enter your status. Once you’ve let the world know what’s on your mind, hit ‘Pimp My Status’ and Capital FM will give your status a cheeky makeover adding a exclusive video from your favourite artists alongside.
Thanks to Rizlab, we’re giving away two tickets to one very lucky winner to see Jamie xx and Quayola perform at a secret London location on the 11th August. Read all about the event here. To enter, just email your name and address over to email@example.com with ‘Jamie xx’ on the subject bar before 12pm on the 7th August 2011. Good luck!