South Florida Music Festival to Rival Tuscany and Ravinia

Festival of the Arts Boca Poised to Make an Indelible Mark in the International Music Scene in 08

The line-up for the second installment of Festival of the Arts BOCA (FAB) is nothing less than remarkable. The 2008 Festival of the Arts BOCA is ambitious and undoubtedly will be well received by international music and literary enthusiasts. Continue reading “South Florida Music Festival to Rival Tuscany and Ravinia”

Dagger #39

Dagger #39 / $2|$3.50PPD / 1:15 / http://www.indiepages.com/dagger / 

Dagger is one of those zines that I am not sure if I am comfortable reading. There are so many acts that I’ve never even gotten close to hearing (this issue features The Cat’s Miaow, Slovenly, Colin Clary, and Surefire Broadcast), and those acts that are more established are very few (Mission of Burma and The Decemberists this issue). Furthermore, I think I’m uncomfortable with how the editors of Dagger believe individuals are familiar with all of the acts that are covered. If there was more of the way of an introduction to some of these acts, I think individuals that might not have had a good introduction to the act in he past could gain an appreciation for the acts covered. I believe The Big Takeover does this well with the acts covered, and that Dagger could stand to benefit from predicating more of these pieces with reasons why individuals should focus on the acts in the magazine. The amount of advertisements in this magazine is par for the course with the large print-run magazines, and are really well suited to the coverage that Dagger gives. The price really cannot be beat, and for individuals that wish to find acts on the periphery of popularity, Dagger may just be the magazine that they first pick up in the morning. It may take a trip to the band’s Myspace or Wikipedia to find out why exactly they should listen to the act, but Dagger seems to have good decisions each issue for the fan of more indie types of music.

Rating: 5.8/10

Highly Anticipated Gutter Twins Record Saturnalia Scheduled for March 4th, 2008 Worldwide Release

SEATTLE, WA – Sub Pop veterans Greg Dulli and Mark Lanegan return to the label in its 20th year under the moniker The Gutter Twins for the March 4th, 2008 worldwide release of Saturnalia, their highly anticipated first album. In addition, the band has announced a handful of very special US and European show dates to preview the complex and carefully crafted songs in advance of the official record release. Show dates and on sale information provided below. Continue reading “Highly Anticipated Gutter Twins Record Saturnalia Scheduled for March 4th, 2008 Worldwide Release”

Tom Petty & the Heartbreakers to Perform February 3 During the Bridgestone Super Bowl XLII Halftime Show on FOX

TOM PETTY & THE HEARTBREAKERS, one of America’s greatest rock and roll bands, will perform in the BRIDGESTONE SUPER BOWL XLII HALFTIME SHOW on FOX at University of Phoenix Stadium in Arizona on Sunday, February 3, the NFL announced Sunday on national television during the FOX NFL SUNDAY pregame show.

The halftime show is one of the most anticipated musical events of the year. Nearly 140 million viewers in the U.S. watched last year’s show. Continue reading “Tom Petty & the Heartbreakers to Perform February 3 During the Bridgestone Super Bowl XLII Halftime Show on FOX”