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In celebration of their upcoming SXSW dates, Free Energy is thrilled to share a brand new jam from their new record, Love Sign.
Download: Free Energy – Electric Fever
Free Energy SXSW Performances
- 3/14: Popantipop/Sea Shepherd Conservation Society Party @ The Brew Exchange (formerly Annie’s West), 3:30PM
- 3/14: Blow Up Presented by Caoker and The Seaport Music Festival Showcase @ Blue Theatre, 5:20PM
- 3/14: Consequence of Sound Showcase @ Emo’s Jr, 1:00AM
- 3/15: The Get Down Day Party @ Kenny Dorham’s Backyard Park
- 3/15: Vagabond Collective Showcase @ Gypsy Lounge, 4:45PM
- 3/16: My Old Kentucky Blog Showcase @ Peckerhead’s, 4:30PM
- 3/16: The Windish Agency Showcase @ ND at 501 Studios, 9:00PM
Citing strong early ticket sales for the 3rd Annual Bring Our Music Back Festival (B.O.M.B. Fest) B.O.M.B. Fest has outgrown it’s original site and is proud to announce its move to The Comcast Theatre in Hartford, CT.
The festival marks the first time that The Comcast Theatre has hosted a non-profit event, and never one as unique as B.O.M.B. Fest. Organized by Frank Bombaci, Sr. and Frank Bombaci, Jr., B.O.M.B. Fest 2011 brings together some of the biggest names in hip-hop, alternative and indie rock, with all proceeds from the festival going to providing music scholarships, music enrichment and education
programs, music and healing initiatives and community support and outreach. Last year’s festival raised money for The Hole in the Wall Gang Camps, Connecticut Children’s Hospital, YPI Camp, and The Lyman Allyn Museum.
In addition to national talent, festival guests will experience more than over 25 local acts across multiple stages, delicious food vendors, unique craft vendors and one-of a kind art installations, all complemented by Comcast Theatre’s professional amenities – clean bathrooms, spacious parking lots and state of the art sound systems.
Two-day passes are $99 and are currently available via the official festival website. Advance single-day tickets are also on sale now at $60 via www.bombfest.com. A short ride from New York City, Boston, and Philadelphia, and more, B.O.M.B. Fest remains the East Coast’s most readily accessible music festival. Stay tuned for new announcements about the festival, including the festival’s local line-up, as well as onsite details shortly.
SATURDAY, May 28
Weezer, Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zeros, George Clinton & Parliament/Funkadelic, Best
Coast, HEALTH, Titus Andronicus, RJD2, Wavves, EOTO, The Cool Kids, Dan Deacon,
The Felice Brothers, ESKMO, Real Estate, Woods, Free Energy, Roots of Creation,
David Wax Museum, Turbo Fruits
SUNDAY, May 29
Snoop Dogg, Wiz Khalifa, Coheed and Cambria, Against Me!,
Shpongle presents The Shpongletron Experience, Neon Trees, The New
Pornographers, State Radio, Dam-Funk, Dum Dum Girls, Man Man, Holy F**k,
Portugal. The Man, Freelance Whales, Quintron and Miss Pussycat, Daedelus, 12th
Planet, Nosaj Thing, Toubab Krewe, Big Freedia, Christine Ohlman & Rebel
Montez, The Hood Internet, Small Black, River City Extension, Walk the
The Comcast Theatre is located at 61 Savitt Way,
Hartford, CT 06120.
- 2011 B.O.M.B. Fest! (musicallyamusing.com)
The 3rd Annual Bring Our Music Back Festival (B.O.M.B. Fest) is back and bigger than ever! Bring Our Music Back, Inc. along with Frank Bombaci, Sr. and Frank Bombaci, Jr. are proud to announce the diverse group of artists that has been assembled for 2011. Watch the lineup announcement HERE. For the first time, this year’s festival, taking place over Memorial Day Weekend (May 28-29), will be at the Festival Grounds of B.O.M.B. Fest’s new site partner, Western Connecticut State University in Danbury, CT — a short train ride from New York City, Boston, Providence and Philadelphia. Tickets go on sale via BombFest.com at 6 a.m. EST on March 4th.
B.O.M.B. Fest 2011 has assembled its most ambitious lineup to date, bringing together some of the best names in hip-hop, alternative and indie rock, giving the East Coast its own premiere music festival. The price for two-day passes will cost $109. Official festival website can be found at www.bombfest.com.
All proceeds from the festival will benefit Bring Our Music Back, Inc. which is committed to providing music scholarships, music enrichment and education programs, music and healing initiatives and community support and outreach. In addition, one of this year’s charitable initiatives includes the creation of an Emerging Artist Scholarship Fund at Western Connecticut State University.
2011 B.O.M.B. Fest Lineup:
Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zeros
Coheed And Cambria
George Clinton & Parliament/Funkadelic
The New Pornographers
Shpongle presents The Shpongletron Experience
The Cool Kids
Portugal. The Man
Dum Dum Girls
The Felice Brothers
Quintron and Miss Pussycat
The Hood Internet
River City Extension
David Wax Museum
Roots of Creation
Christine Ohlman & Rebel Montez
Walk the Moon
Also featuring more than 25 local artists!
About Bring Our Music Back, Inc.:
BRING OUR MUSIC BACK, INC. is dedicated to the enrichment of life through music. Our mission is to support burgeoning musical talent, programs and services in our communities by fostering the artistic development of youth preserving music as a viable art form. Bring Our Music Back, Inc. is all about MUSIC WITH PURPOSE! Some of the enrichment initiatives championed by Bring Our Music Back, Inc. include artist mentorships and music scholarships, music enrichment and education programs, music and healing initiatives, community support and music awareness and community and cultural outreach. Bring Our Music Back, Inc. is proud to support music therapy programs with the Connecticut Children’s Medical Center and Hospice of Connecticut.
I touched on the subject of Free Energy and their video a couple times. I had also posted a blast informing you guys that the audition was at Urban Outfitters in Philly. Well, Pitchfork conducted an interview with the director of the video for “Bang Pop,” Josh Nussbaum.
Here’s a short excerpt, but click here for the entire article (and to watch the video).
Pitchfork: This is obviously a super fun video. Was it fun to make? Or was it hard to wrangle all those people to look like they were having fun?
JN: I kept promising myself that I was going to have fun making the video. This was the mantra that I would repeat every morning. By nighttime, I needed to remind myself that I should be having fun with it. It was a huge challenge. The casting was left until two or three days before the shoot. At a certain point, I just had to put the casting into God’s hands. We shot on the week of the ash cloud, so I lost a couple key members of my crew, and I ended up taking a lot of that responsibility on myself. The creative process of making the video was incredibly fun, but my personal expectations that are so high that I’m constantly having to remind myself to have a good time.
Pitchfork: Why are there so many bubbles in the video?
JN: The bubbles were a momentary inspiration in my first meeting with the production designer. I was just trying to intimidate him by creating an impossible list of requests. I probably said, “Oh, and of course there’s gotta be bubbles the whole time”. So I was very pleased when I showed up and there were bubbles the whole time.
Pitchfork: In the hallway scene, Evan Wells, the band’s bass player, is doing all these wheelchair tricks. How many times did he fall down?
JN: Evan is just really good. In fact, he didn’t fall once. Half of my directions in that scene were to him because he was at the front of the scene. I really wanted him to fall; I thought that would be great for the video. Unfortunately, that didn’t happen. He did give it his all, he just didn’t fall. The wheelchair was supposed to have fireworks shooting off it, but there were a lot of small to large pyrotechnics– as well as all sorts of nudity and drug references– that were at some point slated for the script, but fell by the wayside.
Free Energy debuted their new video for “Bang Pop” just the other day on Myspace.
Click on the picture to go check it out!
Here’s some stuff that’s coming up around the Burgh:
Wednesday, May 12 – Big D and the Kids Table at Diesel
Saturday, June 12 – Neon Indian at Brillobox
Wednesday, June 16 – Beach House at Diesel
Saturday, June 19 – Blitzen Trapper at Diesel
Free Energy has a stream out of their new song “C’mon Let’s Dance,” which you can listen to here.
Shortly after the digital release of their debut album, Stuck On Nothing, Free Energy took over SXSW and made their television debut on Late Show with David Letterman. Now the band has just announced new dates with Mates of State. Don’t miss your chance to dance and to see one of the year’s most exciting bands live!
Tour with Mates of State
06/15: Northampton, MA @ IronHorse
06/16: Rochester, NY @ Water Street Music Hall
06/18: Pittsburgh, PA @ Mr. Smalls
06/19: Cleveland, OH @ Grop Shop
06/21: Cincinnati, OH @ 20th Century
06/22: Chicago, IL @ Lincoln Hall
06/23: Minneapolis, MN @ 400 Bar
06/24: Minneapolis, MN @ 400 Bar
06/25: Omaha, NE @ Slowdown
06/26: Denver, CO @ Bluebird
06/28: Salt Lake City @ In the Venue
06/30: San Francisco, CA @ Great American Music Hall
07/1: San Francisco, CA @ Great American Music Hall
07/2: Los Angeles, CA @ Echoplex
07/3: Los Angeles, CA @ Echoplex
07/4: Tucscon, AZ @ Club Congress
07/6: Lubbock, TX @ Jake’s
07/7: Dallas, TX @ Granada Theater
07/8: Houston, TX @ Warehouse Live
07/9: Baton Rouge, LA @ Spanish Moon
07/10: Birmingham, AL @ Workplay
07/12: Athens, GA @ 40 Watt
07/13: Ashville, NC @ Orange Peel
07/14: Baltimore, MD @ Ottobar
If you’re in the Philadelphia area — you should go to the auditions for Free Energy’s video for song “Bang Pop.”
When: Tuesday, April 13th
Where: Urban Outfitters, 1627 Walnut Street, Philadelphia, PA
In addition to the casting call, everyone attending will have a chance to meet the band and receive an autographed limited edition cassette of the album and other goodies!
There are over 100 parts to cast for the video, so if you will be in Philadelphia and available from April 16-19 when the video is being shot, be sure to head down! Philadelphia radio station Radio 104.5 will be partnering to get the word out over the air waves for this event. For casting, please bring a photo ID. If you are under 18 years old and want to be in the video, you must have a parent or guardian with you.