Who doesn’t love a good music festival? We do, for sure. And if it is happening in the summer – things tend to get even better. Many of us are waiting for them impatiently, but there is a slight chance you have missed some of them while making your summer vacay plan. Don’t worry – that is why we are here today!
Keep on reading, and learn more about East Coast music festivals you shouldn’t miss this year!
Let’s start from the beginning –
Billboard Hot 100 Fest
If you are planning on visiting NYC this summer, make sure you visit it at the right moment. Billboard Hot 100 Fest is happening, and it is going to be crazier than ever! August 18 & 19, Long Island, NY – here we come! It is going to be a crazy Saturday, and maybe even crazier Sunday. And all you have to do us to choose what fits you the best. But, the chances are – you won’t be able to. So, the smartest thing you can do is to get tickets for both days. And the best news is that these tickets will allow you access to all 3 stages!
BrooklynBattle of bands sound nice? If it does, this festival is definitely your cup of tea. AFROPUNK is a festival that celebrates the diversity and people in general. It is very accepting, and it doesn’t even matter if you are black – if you accept others and are ready to get connected to them through music and rhythm – this festival is something you should not miss.
you haven’t heard about this electric utopia before – make sure you don’t miss it this year! This year’s Labor Day Weekend will be hotter than ever, and we advise you to get your tickets as soon as possible. People are saying that the Electric Zoo is the wildest festival NYC has ever seen, and we are sure you don’t want to miss on it!
Are you planning on enjoying yourself this summer?
If you are – you must visit these 3 festivals! The predictions are that it will be crazier and hotter than ever, and the chances are – if you miss out on them, you will be more than sorry. Especially after seeing your Instagram feed. Every hot headliner is going to be there, and if you are a big fan of music and dance – you must be there to see and hear it!
Additional advice: Make sure you get your tickets on time, many people are planning on attending these festivals, and as the days go by, there are less and less tickets in stock. These are the East Coast music festivals you shouldn’t miss this year, and we advise you to start preparing as soon as possible!
What about the people that are planning on moving this summer?
Summer is a season for moving, and many individuals are doing it. An average American moves around 11 times in his or her life, and the chances are – you might be one of them this summer. If you are – don’t worry about it. Visiting these shows and moving at the same time is possible. Even if it doesn’t seem that way now. All you need to do is to prepare yourself.
Moving or not – you should make a solid plan Attending so many festivals this summer means you will need to prepare in advance. And even more importantly, you will need to make a detailed plan. From packing your suitcase to reserving your hotel rooms – you must think about every aspect in advance. And if you are planning on moving – you will need a strategy as well. If you decided that Brooklyn is a perfect place for your new home.
You will need to take your mind off things, and what better way than enjoying this show? All you have to do is to make a strategy and complete your tasks one by one. This way, you will have enough time on your plate for everything – even summer music festivals!
What about some assistance?
If you are planning on moving and visiting all East Cost music festivals at once– we advise you to find some moving assistance. This way you will allow yourself to enjoy your summer vacation, and to move stress and hassle-free. U. Santini Moving and Storage Brooklyn is a professional moving company that can help you move quickly and easily. All you have to do is to give them a call, and they will take it from there. There is no need for you to stress about moving when you can enjoy East Coast summer festivals. Let professionals take care of everything regarding your move, and relax.
We all know how stressful things can get, and letting yourself relax once in a while is always a good idea. No matter what. You need some time to yourself, and when you can take it – you should. Explore the East Coast and everything that it has to offer. And once you do – you won’t be sorry. There are many East Coast music festivals you shouldn’t miss this year – so you better start preparing for your trip right away!
We hope you have and enjoy your free time!
Brooklyn based two-piece band The Upstart Crows have released their first single, Bad Medicine, off their new self-titled album. The album will be released on Aug. 24 and will be found on all streaming major services.
The alternative rock two-piece band met in 2015 while attending college in New Hampshire and have been working on the album for the past two years. After college, the two moved independently to New York and began playing shows in the Brooklyn and Manhattan area. Jonathan Adams, the lead singer, and guitarist writes the lyrics and Forest DeCoste is on the drums for live shows. He also writes the bass lines and assists in vocal harmonies.
While not a concept album, the songs are all linked through a common thread of loneliness and regret. In an interview, Jon explained the ideas behind it. “The album is a collection of independent stories connected by lyrical themes of isolation and abandonment presented in a very upbeat and energetic musical package,” he said. “Kind of like how people are in real life.”
The Upstart Crows will be playing shows all through the summer
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BROOKLYN, NY – Television, internet and social media make it easier than ever to bring world issues to light – but an overwhelming quantity of information also makes it easy for them to be forgotten, as one day rolls into the next. Brooklyn post-punk/grunge band Castle Black use their new single “Sierra” to revive one such issue; bringing fresh awareness to the ongoing hardships and atrocities that women across the globe still face. The song was directly inspired by the plight of women in Sierra Leone, many of whom face hunger, domestic and sexual violence, and lack of legal action to provide change, all in a country still recovering from civil war. An ongoing daily struggle, their situation, and the fight of many others too often becomes overlooked and forgotten. “Sierra” provides a powerfully reflective piece, providing a stand for many who don’t have a voice.
“I wrote ‘Sierra’ after reading an article on women in Sierra Leone, and the horrible atrocities faced on a daily basis, simply for being women,” commented vocalist/guitarist Leigh Celent. “It’s a song that can be applied to really any situation that is horrific and where some awful person makes someone else suffer for no reason other than their own inhumanity and personal gain. I don’t want to be too specific in my interpretation of the song, as it’s really a song that someone can take so much from, depending on their perspective.” A social anthem, both directly in reference to Sierra Leone as well as on a wider scope, the song reminds individuals to stand up for others and speak against violence and injustices, whether occurring near or far. “Sierra” premeired on Uncivil Revolt, who added that the track can, “make you feel the entirety of the pain felt by many and more than you can imagine.”
Utilizing a repetitive, syncopated chord, the song provides a minimalistic start, focusing the listener on the gravity of the lyrics. “I’ve been inspired by various minimalist composers and the idea of doing more with less. The syncopation of the verses is really what makes the sound there, almost like a heartbeat, a simple but strong backbone for these very powerful words,” shared Celent. Recorded by Michael Abiuso (The Venetia Fair, Kiss Kiss, The Gay Blades) at Behind the Curtains Media, the track was mixed by legendary engineer, producer and musician Mark Plati (David Bowie, Prince, Spookey Ruben, The Cure, Duncan Sheik, etc.). Plati contributed mixes for a number of tracks off the band’s upcoming EP the gods that adored you, which is scheduled for release on June 29. As the lead single, “Sierra” showcases not only a bold social stand, but also presents a confident showcase of Castle Black’s sound, presenting a mix of their signature heavy-hitting post-punk and grunge tones, along with their comfort to experiment into new territory on their fourth studio release.
“Sierra” is out everywhere today, and available for stream and download on Spotify, Bandcamp, iTunesand all major digital retailers. The band will donate 100% of sales of “Sierra”, purchased via Bandcamp until the EP release, to No Means No Worldwide, a charity that focuses on sexual violence intervention, awareness and empowerment through education and training of young boys and girls in countries with rampant sexual abuse rates. No Means No currently operates in Kenya and Malawai, and with more funding, can hopefully can bring their novel approach to rape prevention to other countries. Castle Black has a full summer tour booked, bringing them across the midwestern and eastern U.S; dates can be found below. NYC fans can join the band for their EP release show on June 28 at The Well (Brooklyn, NY) with support from Bloody Your Hands, I Am The Polish Army, and Quick Hundo. Digital and physical formats of the gods that adored you will be released on on Friday, June 29 on all retailers. Surging forth on all fronts, Castle Black step forward as a must-watch band of the year.
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PAWTUCKET – The Rhode Island Music Hall of Fame (RIMHOF) held a press conference on Friday, February 23, announcing its 2018 inductees. The press conference took place in the RIMHOF Museum located at Hope Artiste Village, 999 Main St., Pawtucket. Members of the RIMHOF Board of Directors, several past inductees, and fans and family were on hand for the naming of the eight new inductees who will enter into the Hall of Fame this spring.
The Rhode Island Music Hall of Fame’s 2018 inductees are: David Blue, John Chan, Tom Ghent, Lloyd Kaplan, James Montgomery, Paul Murphy, Mike Renzi, as well as LeRoy Bennett, Bob Morrissey and Andrew Polin in the Technical/Lighting category.
It was also announced that this year’s induction ceremonies and concert events will take place on three days – April 26, April 27, and April 29 – and will take place at three locations as RIMHOF celebrates its seventh year of operation.
“During the last six years, the Music Hall of Fame initiative,” says Rick Bellaire, vice chair of RIMHOF, “has provided our state with a great opportunity to not only acknowledge Rhode Island’s musical greats and celebrate their achievements, but has now established an organization whose primary goal is to promote and preserve Rhode Island’s rich musical heritage in all its forms.”
This year’s RIMHOF Jazz inductions will take place on Thursday, April 26, 7:00 p.m., at Chan’s Fine Oriental Dining, 267 Main St., Woonsocket. Being honored on April 26 will be Mike Renzi and John Chan.
On Friday, April 27, at 7:00 p.m., the 2017 RIMHOF Folk and Songwriter inductions will honor Tom Ghent and David Blue and will feature a performance by Tom Ghent and a tribute to David Blue by Hall of Fame Inductees Mark Cutler (Class of 2015) and Bill Harley (Class of 2016.) The event takes place at POP! Emporium of Popular Culture, 219 Park Street, Providence.
Sunday’s April 29 event will include the unveiling of the eight new inductee exhibits followed by the 2018 RIMHOF Blues, Educator, and Sideman Induction Concert honoring James Montgomery, Lloyd Kaplan and Paul Murphy as well as LeRoy Bennett, Bob Morrissey and Andrew Polin in the Technical/Lighting category.
The Unveiling Ceremony for all 2018 RIMHOF Inductee exhibits takes place at 2:00 p.m. in the Hall of Fame itself, located within the Hope Artiste Village complex, 999 Main St., Pawtucket, RI. The Induction concert tales place at The Met at 3:00 p.m. The James Montgomery Band will be performing followed by a Paul Murphy Tribute jam session featuring many past RIMHOF inductees as well as collaborators of Paul over the years.
The 2 p.m. unveiling of the inductee exhibits is free and open to the public; a ticket will be required for entrance to the 3 p.m. concert in The Met.
Robert Billington, Chair of RIMHOF noted, “The Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony and concerts have become the place to be and be seen at as we continue to showcase the fascinating history of Rhode Island’s musical heroes. The events are a virtual ‘who’s who’ of Rhode Island music history.”
The Rhode Island Music Hall of Fame, formed in 2011, is a nonprofit organization dedicated to celebrating, honoring, and preserving the legacy of Rhode Island musicians, educators and industry professionals who have made significant contributions to both the national and Rhode Island music scene. At last year’s induction concert event, the public saw 10 displays unveiled honoring the inductees in the museum space located in the hallways of Hope Artiste Village. This year’s induction ceremony on April 29 will see eight more displays unveiled celebrating the 2018 inductees and bringing the total to 63 inductee exhibits produced in just seven years. Eventually, the museum will hold more than 100 displays as well as assorted Rhode Island music history memorabilia and interactive components for visitors to enjoy.
All proceeds from RIMHOF’s annual induction events go toward creating the museum displays, acquiring recordings and memorabilia, and digitizing that collection for permanent online access for future generations. All organizational work has been donated by members of the Board Of Directors and a staff of volunteers.
On future plans for the Hall of Fame, Rick Bellaire added, “Our Archive Committee continues its work on the core mission, writing biographies and compiling discographies for our inductees and others, and we continue our commitment to honoring those who work behind-the-scenes as well. Simultaneously, new efforts to catalog and preserve the ever-growing collection have begun along with the implemetation of a long-term plan to move the museum and website to the next level with more physical exhibits and interactive features. As we move ahead, RIMHOF is energized by the incredible amount of encouragement and support we’ve received from around the world.”
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