Category Archives: Tours and Festivals

Japan 2019 Announces “Japan Night 2019” in NYC This May

I’ve always been fascinated by the wonderful culture of Japan, and when its possible to support its events and talented artists I make sure to be on point here on “The Chronicles” and of course over on PiercingMetal.com when that site is appropriate for the happening. Earlier today I received some press about an experience that sure does sound like a proper good time. Read on down below.

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The Press Release:
It was announced today that Japan 2019 presents Japan Night, a one-night only special concert event on May 12 in New York City featuring four of the most successful Japanese artists in two concerts (MISIA, Puffy AmiYumi, HYDE and WagakkiBand) will highlight a special collaboration between WagakkiBand, who combine Japanese traditional instruments in their modern rock ensemble, and Sisyu, who is known for incorporating Japanese calligraphy into other art forms. This calligraphy often symbolizes the Japanese soul of “Zen,” and has been known to challenge conventions and push boundaries.

WagakkiBand just performed live at Izumo Taisha, one of the most sacred shrines in Japan, and Sisyu’s work was recently featured in the popular Japanese televison series, “Ryoma-den” (based on the life of the famous samurai, Ryoma Sakamoto, who led the revolution to open Japan to the modern world).
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The 2019 Uncharted Series Will Begin on 4/4/2019

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The Press Release:
Uncharted at Greenwich House Music School has emerged as one of New York’s most exciting and unpredictable live music series, drawing attention from tastemakers and curators from across the city. Every Uncharted performance features New York City artists premiering new projects or meeting with new collaborators for the first time on stage. Past featured performers include a collaboration between Marc Ribot and Emeline Michel, Sony Masterworks recording artist Bria Skonberg, Sharon Jones and The Dap-Kings guitarist Binky Griptite, acclaimed harpist Brandee Younger, vocalist Deva Mahal, jazz trumpeter Steven Bernstein, Broadway’s Grace McLean (The Great Comet), avant-garde theater artists Erin Markey and Emily Bate and many more.

“The Uncharted series was founded as a safe space for artists to take risks,” says series curator Jennie Wasserman, formerly of Jazz at Lincoln Center, Joe’s Pub, Carnegie Hall, and SFJAZZ. The new Uncharted season runs April 4 to May 2, 2019 and (new this year!) will set the stage for a robust plan of artist development and education. Uncharted artists will get GHMS support in a variety of ways including rehearsal and recording space, professional project feedback, PR and marketing advice, and instrument storage at no financial burden to the artist! The ultimate outcome is that the projects incubated at Uncharted will be developed and presented with our help at other storied venues in New York City (stay tuned!)
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“Pretty Guardian Sailor Moon” The Super Live Starts Performances Tonight!!!

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The Press Release:
“Pretty Guardian Sailor Moon” The Super Live, () a new live 2.5D Musical entertainment based on the wildly popular manga (comic book) at PlayStation Theater (1515 Broadway at 44th Street) has sold out its entire run. Today, the producers announced that a limited quantity of additional tickets will be put on sale at 12pm noon for all three performances: March 29 at 8PM and March 30 at 1PM and 5PM.

Directed and choreographed by TAKAHIRO (Madonna’s Sticky and Sweet Tour) with book by Akiko Kodama (Takarazuka Revue Company), and music by HYADAIN (Momoiro Clover Z; AKB48). “Pretty GuardianSailor Moon” The Super Live had its US premiere in Washington D.C. at The Warner Theatre on March 24, along with its run in New York. With its themes of love, justice and friendship, the musical features an all-female cast; there are some male characters, played by women.

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The Black Keys Announce “31” Date North American Tour

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The Independent Rock Duo The Black Keys have just confirmed an expansive tour and if you’re a fan of the guys you are going to want to read this press release that we received not too long ago here at the Media Command HQ. Take a look.

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The Press Release:
This morning, The Black Keys confirm their extensive, thirty-one-date arena tour of North America. The “Let’s Rock” Tour will hit cities including Chicago, Nashville, New York, Los Angeles, and Austin (full dates below). Special guests Modest Mouse will provide support on all dates, and Shannon & The Clams, *repeat repeat, and Jessy Wilson will each open select shows on the tour. Tickets for all dates go on sale to the general public beginning Friday, March 22 at 10 AM local time here.

The 31-city outing will kick off September 23 in Denver, CO and will make stops in Chicago, Nashville, Atlanta, Austin, Los Angeles and more before wrapping November 24 in Vancouver, BC.

To ensure tickets get in to the hands of fans and not scalpers or bots, the tour has partnered with Ticketmaster’s Verified Fan® platform. Fans can register now through Sunday, March 17 at 10pm EST HERE for the Verified Fan presale. Registered fans who receive a code will have access to purchase tickets before the general public on Tuesday, March 19 at 10am local time through Thursday, March 21 at 10pm local time.
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The 2019 Governor’s Ball Music Festival Lineup Is Revealed

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The lineup for the three-day Governor’s Ball Music Festival were recently announced and I wanted to share the performers across this massive music happening for you all in case you were interested in it. Since the poster might look a tad small depending on how you are accessing this website, I’ve also included the artists on daily posters and in text just below that. Take a look.

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Day One: Tyler, The Creator, Lil Wayne, Brockhampton, Gesaffelstein, Jorja Smith, Blood Orange, Mitski, The Internet, Jessie Revez, Mo, Hippo Campus, Amber Mark, The Voidz, Rolling Blackouts Coastal Fever, Cautious Clay, Jeremy Zucker, Dennis Lloyd, Miles Kane, Hundredth, Still Woozy, Njomza, Deal Casino.

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Day Two: Florence and The Machine, Major Lazer, The 1975, Kacey Musgraves, Zhu, Vince Staples, Lord Huron, Ty Dolla $ign, Playboi Carti, King Princess, Denzel Curry, Clairo, Ravyn Lenae, Saba, Elohim, Sunflower Bean, U.S. Girls, Calpurnia, Dreamers, Suzi Wu, Easy Life Tobi Lou

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Day Three: The Strokes, Nas, SZA, Louis The Child, Kaytranada, Sheck Wes, Beast Coast (Joey Bada$$ and Flatbush Zombies), Lily Allen, Bazzi, Noname, Charli XCX, Bob Moses, SOB X RBE, Chelsea Cutler, 070shake, Parcels, Taylor Bennett, Soccer Mommy, The Underachievers, Kirk Knight, Nyck Caution, Jack Harlow, Aaron Aye, Shaed, Ric Wilson, Mkultra

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Piercing Ken Thoughts: This isn’t the kind of festival that we normally go to but I did have some interest when Guns N Roses had played. At the end of the day I couldn’t work it out to do that thing that I do and the weather was absolutely crappy according to the folks that did attend. So I will be taking a pass on this of course but wonder what you more open minded readers might think about it. You can chime in down in the comments below and especially so if you’ve ever attended this particular event.

Official Website: https://www.governorsballmusicfestival.com/