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UPDATE for B.O.M.B. Fest

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.

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.

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2011 B.O.M.B. Fest!

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:
Snoop Dogg
Wiz Khalifa
Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zeros
Coheed And Cambria
Neon Trees
State Radio
George Clinton & Parliament/Funkadelic
The New Pornographers
Shpongle presents The Shpongletron Experience 
Against Me!
Best Coast
Titus Andronicus
The Cool Kids
Portugal. The Man
Man Man
Dum Dum Girls
The Felice Brothers
Freelance Whales
Holy Fuck
Quintron and Miss Pussycat
Dan Deacon
12th Planet
Free Energy
Real Estate 
Nosaj Thing
The Hood Internet
Toubab Krewe
Small Black
River City Extension
Big Freedia
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.

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Miniature Tigers “Bullfighter Jacket” Video

Click image to watch the video for "Bullfighter Jacket"

“A zeitgeisty comination of vocal-indie-world-pop (a la Grizzly Bear and Local Natives), old-school indie pop, casual experimentation, and the druggy-haze of dream-pop.” – Metromix
Named one of SPIN Magazine‘s 5 Best New Artists for October, Miniature Tigers have a new “Where’s Waldo” themed video for their single “Bullfighter Jacket”. It’s honestly one of the coolest videos I’ve ever seen!

After wrapping up a month with Neon Indian, The Tigers are hitting the road again for a string of dates with The Walkmen and Japandroids followed by a full US tour with Freelance Whales.

Miniature Tigers Tour Dates:

Oct 13 – Metro – Chicago, IL
Oct 14 – Barrymore Theater – Madison, WI
Oct 15 – Cabooze on the West Bank – Minneapolis, MN
Oct 19 – Music Hall of Williamsburg – Brooklyn, NY   
CMJ Show w/ Kevin Devine, the Goddamn Band
Nov 5 – Maxwell’s – Hoboken, NJ
Nov 6 – Black Cat – Washington, DC   
Nov 7 – Local 506 – Chapel Hill, NC   
Nov 8 – Drunken Unicorn – Atlanta, GA   
Nov 10 – Fitzgerald’s Downstairs – Houston, TX 
Nov 11 – The ND at 501 Studios – Austin, TX
Nov 12 – Loft – Dallas, TX
Nov 14 – Clubhouse Music Venue – Tempe, AZ   
Nov 16 – Detroit Bar – Costa Mesa, CA 
Nov 18 – Troubadour – LA, CA
Nov 19 – Rickshaw Stop – San Francisco, CA
Nov 21 – Doug Fir – Portland, OR
Nov 23 – Crocodile Cafe – Seattle, WA
Nov 26 – Neurolux Lounge – Boise, ID   
Nov 27 – Kilby Court – Salt Lake City, UT   
Nov 29 – Hi Dive – Denver, CO   
Dec 3 – The Basement – Columbus, OH   
Dec 4 – Brillobox, – Pittsburgh, PA   
Dec 5 – Mohawk Place – Buffalo, NY   
Dec 7 – The Monkey House – Burlington, VT   
Dec 8 – Castaways – Ithaca, NY   
Dec 9 – Middle East – Boston, MA   
Dec 10 – Iron Horse Music Hall – Northampton, MA   
Dec 14 – Johnny Brenda’s – Philadelphia, PA

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