Beats Antique Releases Contraption Vol. 2
- Published on September 18, 2012
- By Grifter
Roughly three years after the release of Volume I, Beats Antique release their second addition to the Contraption discography. Boasting eight new tracks as well as the appearance of special guests Lynx and San Francisco's own PowerHouse Balken Brass Band, Brass Menažeri, the album is a testament and response to the highly energetic live show experiences the band has versed throughout the last quarter of a decade. Also featured on the album is a Beats Antique remix of Filastine's "Colony Collapse".
The band has offered fans a free download of "Skeleton Key", a track first debuted early last week on the band's soundcloud. You can pick it up today from the band directly - "Skeleton Key" from Contraption Volume II - Free Download.
Fans can most certainly look forward to receiving a healthy dose of tracks from Contraption Vol. II on tour this fall.
The Los Angeles based interactive environment company Do Lab offered fans an insight as to what live-show theatrics one may expect on tour in an article earlier this month. As Sidecar Tommy Cappel told Do Lab, "We have been working on new music, new performances, and [are] finding new ways to create more immersive experiences for the audience. We're breaking down more walls and getting closer to our fans. It's the full show experience with lights, crazy props, and a wild roller-coaster of different music," (DukeDuRock, Do Lab).
Touring throughout most of the United States with supporting artist Lynx until just after Halloween at Park West in Chicago, IL when the band heads to Australia to spend six days at the Symbiosis Festival in Queensland. Beats Antique wrap up their stay in the land down under on November 22nd in Melborne as part of the 2012 Melborne Music Week. After making a quick stop in Egypt for The Great Convergence on December 21st, the band returns to the U.S. for two nights in Bridgetown at the Crystal Ballroom, taking place Dec 27th and 28th. Then finally, Beats Antique celebrate New Year's Eve in Seattle, Washington at the Paramount Theater. Full tour dates can be found at the band's website.
VIDEO: Teaser - BoomBox at Boulder Theater (9/7/12)
- Published on September 17, 2012
- By Nick Rhodes
A preview of Headstash TV's coverage of BoomBox's September 7, 2012 performance at the Boulder Theater. Stay tuned for the full video coming next week . . .
In association with Grape Juice Films
The Manhattan Project Hits The Northeast
- Published on August 15, 2012
- By Rachel McQuade
The Manhattan Project, a live electronic duo consisting of Shawn Drogan on drums and electronics and Charlie Lindner on keyboards and synths, has been doling out sold-out shows across multiple regions since the band was formed in 2010. And they're headed to a city near you this fall.
The duo’s liveliness, creative compositions and broad musical influences have led them to the forefront of the electronic scene, picking up new fans every stop they make. Opening for bands like Lotus, Conspirator, Future Rock and others has also led to an influx of national attention, paving the way for collaborations and radio station performances.
After releasing their new EP “Atomic Bomb Party Vol. 2” in April, the band is now mid-tour, playing shows all over the Northeast. On August 18 in Logan, Ohio, The Manhattan Project will share the stage with Papadosio, Ott, Dopapod and others at Rootwire 2012.
Manhattan Project 2012 Tour Dates:
Aug 15 - Baltimore, MD @ 8x10 (w/ Segway and Alpha Data)
Aug 16 - Charlottesville, VA @ The Box
Aug 17 - Gore, VA @ Appalachian Mountain Jam
Aug 18 - Logan, OH @ Rootwire Music and Arts Festival (w/ Papadosio, Ott, Dopapod & more)
Aug 28 - Worcester, MA @ Tammany Hall
Aug 29 - Burlington, VT @ Nectar's (w/ Jeff Bujak)
Aug 30 - Providence, RI @ The Spot Underground
Aug 31 - Newmarket, NH @ Stone Church
Sep 01 - Albany, NY @ Red Square
Sep 05 - Athens, OH @ The Union
Sep 06 - Cincinnati, OH @ The Mad Frog (w/ Arpetrio)
Sep 07 - Muncie, IN @ Skyy's Burning Festival
Sep 08 - Kalamazoo, MI @ Papa Petes
Source: The Manhattan Project
Free Big Gigantic Show In NYC On August 23
- Published on August 10, 2012
- By Andrew D
Big Gigantic has announced a free show to take place August 23 at New York City's Roseland Ballroom. To get your free ticket you just need to go to www.MadeinNewYorkCityParty.com and accept the Facebook app request from Budweiser. Once liking Budwesier and registering, you will be emailed a ticket for the event. Break Science will also be performing a set.
Source: Big Gigantic's Facebook
CrowdsEye’s Cure For The Post-Festival Blues
- Published on August 09, 2012
- By Nick Rhodes
As the last leg of festival season begins, you may already begin to feel the nostalgic onset of the “festival blues,” occupying everything you do. Fortunately, Headstash has discovered the cure. CrowdsEye, a new live-event based social network, began earlier this year as a way to replace that lost feeling with a user-generated content based contest after each event.
The CrowdsEye Challenges have been embraced by festivals and fans alike, who relive their favorite moments through story submissions and personal photos in a variety of categories like best guitar face, art installation, luxorious campgrounds and glow stick madness.
At Electric Forest 2012, the user with the most points received two VIP tickets to next year’s event as well as a merchandise package, all provided by the festival organizers. At Colorado’s Sonic Bloom earlier this year, the winner received four VIP tickets to Sonic Bloom 2013 as well as two posters autographed by the entire lineup. All this just for sharing their photos, stories and reviews from the weekend.
Because at the end of the day, shouldn’t you be rewarded for your efforts?
As this year’s festival season comes to a close, check out all the content posted on CrowdsEye to see what everyday fans are experiencing. Check back with CrowdsEye for official challenges at upcoming festivals like Gnarnia and Harvest as well as their unofficial Phish summer tour challenge, which ends two weeks after the Denver shows. In the meantime, here are some of the summer’s best submissions:
For more information, check out CrowdsEye's official website and start contributing today.
Knight Riderz Brings Helpings of Bass To Colorado
- Published on August 08, 2012
- By Austen Bailey
DJ/producer extraordinaire Nick Samalack, who performs under the monikers Knight Riderz, Nick Degree and Nc Lovin, will be making his highly-anticipated return to the United States for two high-profile Colorado shows before returning for a U.S. tour this fall.
He will be performing the first show on Thursday, July 26 at Cervantes Masterpiece Ballroom in Denver, CO for Eliot Lipp’s Pretty Lights Music album release party alongside Lipp, Ana Sia, Samples, SuperDre and Sir Charles.
Samalack then performs at the River Beats Music Festival on Friday, July 27 at the beautiful State Bridge Amphitheater located along the Colorado River just outside Vail. Samalack’s performances have quickly become one of the most sought-after live sets coming out of a ever-increasing list of electronic artists from Canada.
Though Samalack, performing as Knight Riderz, has performed a variety of events spanning coast-to-coast in the U.S. over the last year alongside artists like Zeds Dead, Zedd, Freq Nasty and others, his productions, that have continued to chart on the likes of Beatport that are also garnering the major buzz and attention. Keep an eye out for more from Samalack and in the meantime enjoy this.
Source: Knight Riderz Facebook
Karl Denson's Tiny Universe Announces Two Free Phish AC After-Parties
- Published on June 12, 2012
- By Nick Rhodes
If after Phish are done melting your face down at Bader Field in Atlantic City, NJ this weekend you're still in the mood for some great music, you're in luck: Karl Denson's Tiny Universe will be playing two late-night shows on June 15 and 16.
The group will be perfroming at The Social, located at the brand new Revel hotel and casino and will hit the stage at midnight both nights. Best of all, the shows will be free of charge. For more information about the after-parties, check out Karl Denson's official website.
Stay tuned to Headstash over the weekend for daily coverage of Phish's performances.
Source: Karl Denson
Pretty Lights Announces Red Rocks Support
- Published on June 11, 2012
- By Rogena Ensign
After already crushing multiple music festivals this year, Pretty Lights is not letting the summer heat melt away the stamina. Derek Vincent Smith will be hitting up Europe, Canada and then coming on back to the United States to light up Red Rocks Amphitheater with a sold-out, two-night run. Check out the complete summer tour below.
August 17 will be a night of soul, funk and hip-hop with Lee Fields and The Expressions as well as The Grouch and Eligh. August 18 will be a Pretty Lights Music showcase night featuring all current PLM artists including Michal Menert, Gramatik, Paul Basic, Break Science, SuperVision and Eliot Lipp.
For more information on Pretty Lights and to buy tickets for the dates that still have some available, check out his official website.
Pretty Lights 2012 Summer Tour (Red Rocks Shows in bold):
6/15 - Norfolk, UK - Glade Festival
6/26 - Barcelona, Spain - Sonar
7/6 - Liege, Belgium - Les Ardentes Festival
7/7 - Rokilde, Denmark - Roskiled Festival
7/13 - Toronto Canada - Fort York
7/14 - Ottawa, Canada - Ottawa Blues Fest
7/15 - Montreal, Canada - Parc Jean Drapeau
7/18 - Winnipeg, Canada - Shaw Park
7/20 - Edmonton, Canada - Kinsmen Park
7/22 - Vancouver, Canada - PNE Forum
8/11 - Salmo, BC - Shambhala Music Festival
8/17 - Morrison, CO - Red Rocks Amphitheater
8/18 - Morrison, CO - Red Rocks Amphitheater
8/26 - Somerset, WI - Summer Set Festivak
8/31 - New York, NY - Electric Zoo
8/31 - Chicago, IL - North Coast Festivak
9/27 - Fairburn, GA - Counter.Point Music Festival
Source: Pretty Lights