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”

The Bloody Irish Boys Interview

The Bloody Irish Boys Interview
Explain to us the genesis of the Bloody Irish Boys. How exactly have you insinuated yourself into local music in the past, and how is being the headmaster of this new act an extension of this involvement? I have been around in the local music scene for countless years. I was never into music much until my great grandpa gave me his acoustic guitar before he died. I soon after bought an electric guitar which was much easier to play than an old warped acoustic that the frets stand up on. After getting an electric I tried starting several of my own punk rock bands that never did much of anything due to the other band members. I also have been involved with many existing local bands offering to fill in any open spots for just about any band that is competent enough to play with. Continue reading “The Bloody Irish Boys Interview”

Dave Gahan ‘Kingdom’ Vinyl Contest

Ended. This is being kept up for posterity.

NeuFutur.com , NeuFutur Magazine, and Cornerstone Promotion are joining together to provide viewers of neufutur.com with a new contest – to win one of three copies of Dave Gahan (of Depeche Mode)’s new (Europe-only) 7 inch vinyl picture disc. This vinyl features the “Kingdom” single, and is sure to be a hot commodity in the months to come.

All that individuals need to do to enter themselves into this contest is to either post on this thread, email editor@neufutur.com , or contact NeuFutur on AIM. That’s it – the contest runs until February 4th, 2008, so enter early. One vote per person. We ensure that we will not use your information for spamming or other nefarious purposes.

Please check out Dave Gahan’s website at http://www.davegahan.com , or dig eir myspace at http://www.myspace.com/davegahanofficial.

Thanks again to Cornerstone.

Blue Man Group – How To Be A Megastar

Blue Man Group – How To Be A Megastar / 2008 Rhino / 40 Tracks / http://www.blueman.com / http://www.rhino.com /

I really had no clue that the Blue Man Group had been around for over 20 years. This album “How To Be A Megastar” provides individuals with an audio and video component that captures quite different sections and facets of the Blue Man Group’s inimitable style. Both segments were, as individuals may be able to tell, taken from the Blue Man Group’s 2006-2007 “How To Be A Rockstar” tour. The amount of value that is present during this CD/DVD set is amazing; aside from providing purchasers with a video and audio version of a concert, the Blue Man Group have added a number of fun and interesting things to the DVD portion of the disc. Continue reading “Blue Man Group – How To Be A Megastar”

Midnight Movies – Nights EP

Midnight Movies – Nights EP / 2008 New Line / 6 Tracks / http://www.midnightmovies.net /

It has been a while since we here at NeuFutur have heard anything from the Midnight Movies, and this “Nights” EP marks the next evolution in their sound. The act makes a strong step forward with their psychedelic version of The Moody Blues’ “Nights In White Satin”. Despite the Jefferson Airplane-styled vocals that are present, the focal point of this track has to be the atmospheric arrangements that dominate during the chorus. Where most acts would keep the cover songs to the end of their CD, Midnight Movies are able to really give the track a life that effectively gives them a pass. The second track is “Should Have Known” and it links the psychedelic sound of the introductory track with a Breeders-style approach to alternative music and a hint of Ministry-esque industrial. Continue reading “Midnight Movies – Nights EP”