Showcase applications for the second annual Miami Music Festival are due by July 31 – submit yours asap at www.miamimusicfestival.org. Music of all genres will be featured during the 500+ performances at venues throughout the city Nov. 12-14. The Hyatt Regency Miami, which will host the event’s music industry and artists’ conference, is offering special rates, which you can also check out at the MMF website. For more news, follow them on Twitter – @MiamiMusicFesti.
Koolhaus Games has announced its International Contest for Unsigned Bands. The winners will have their music included in the soundtrack of the next version of the company’s popular iPhone/iPod Touch/iPad game – iMP:Surf the Music, now available on iTunes. The contest is free to enter, any use of material would be on a non-exclusive basis and all intellectual property rights remain with the artist. Winners will receive a revenue share from game sales. Visit www.impmusicgame.com.
Playboy’s legendary Rock the Rabbit program, which fuses music, fashion and design, is hopping across the pond this summer to partner with Ibiza Rocks for the ultimate Playboy experience. Playboy will help bring some great shows to the concert stage, including Soulwax on June 29. In addition, the partnership – Playboy Presents Ibiza Rocks the Rabbit – will include Playboy pop-up shops, beautiful Ibiza Rocks Girls dressed as the world-famous Playboy Bunnies, and even a Playboy fashion photo shoot, which will appear in an upcoming issue of the magazine.
“With an all-star concert lineup that includes LCD Soundsystem, Chase & Status, Dizzee Rascal and The Kooks, there’s no question that Ibiza Rocks is the place to be this summer,” said Lorna Donohoe, vice president, worldwide retail sales and marketing, licensing, Playboy Enterprises, Inc. “Playboy is thrilled to be part of the Ibiza Rocks experience. We look forward to bringing great concerts – including Soulwax on June 29 – as well as cool products and Playboy fun to Ibiza this summer!”
Playboy is bringing the Bunny to Ibiza this summer with two onsite pop-up shops that will be fashioned to look like a musician’s flight case; the shops will offer exclusive co-branded t-shirts and Playboy product, including trendy apparel, accessories, fragrances, home goods and gifts.
Launched in 2007, Playboy’s Rock the Rabbit program invites high-profile musicians and bands to appear in an annual fashion pictorial in the magazine, and design t-shirts which incorporate their interpretation of the Playboy Rabbit Head. Notable Rock the Rabbit musicians include Soulwax and The Kooks, both of whom are performing at Ibiza Rocks this summer, as well as Duran Duran, MGMT, The Flaming Lips, Mötley Crüe, Lil’ Jon and Snoop Dogg.
For more information on Playboy Presents Ibiza Rocks please visit www.ibizarocks.com, and for more information on Playboy-licensed products please visit www.playboyenterprises.com, www.playboystore.com, and www.shopthebunny.com.
Tickets to the Ibiza Rocks concerts are available at www.ibizarocks.com, priced £22.50 plus booking fee.
Rock and Roll Report TV’s Leah Cevoli is in the running to host Revolver Magazine’s Mayhem festival. She is taking part in a special online contest and she is currently in second place trailing by about 600 votes. I know you agree with me in saying that Leah is the perfect host for this gig so show her some love by voting for her now!
All you have to do is go to http://gotvnetworks.com/revolvertv/ and vote now!
VIDEO: Rock and Roll Report Tv featuring Naomi Nektare http://tmogul.com/tweet/1F91q
Beginning May 7, you can enter your unsigned band in Rock The Space 2 for a chance to win a record contract with MySpace Records and a bunch of Fender gear. Just submit your best song, then begin customizing your demo tape to share with thousands of music fans on MySpace. You can also participate in Duels, where bands go head-to-head in categories like Best Tape Design and Song Title. Visit http://www.myspace.com/toyotamusic. For full details and Official Rules, CLICK HERE.
Sorry about the down time on the site today! I am on the air tonight at http://www.ckut.ca from 10:00 – 11:00 PM EST. Stop by for a listen! Go habs
VIDEO: Rock and Roll Report TV featuring Michael Robidart http://tmogul.com/tweet/qoFAt
Celebrating what would have been the 59th birthday of punk icon JOEY RAMONE, the annual JOEY RAMONE BIRTHDAY BASH will take place Wednesday, May 19th at The Fillmore New York at Irving Plaza. Mickey Leigh, event organizer and brother of Joey Ramone, has announced this year’s lineup and a sell out Bash is expected again. Net proceeds will go to benefit Lymphoma research.
This year’s headliners are Hank III and Morningwood. Once again, the spectacular party will conclude with The Joey Ramone Birthday Bashers featuring Richie Ramone, Hank III, Walter Lure, Cheetah Chrome, JP Thunderbolt, Ed Stasium, Jean Beauvoir, George Tabb, Ivan Julian, Al Maddy, Walt Stack, Dave Merrill, Mickey Leigh & others. Also appearing are The Sic F*cks, The Independents, Spanking Charlene (winners of Little Steven’s Wicked Cool Records contest) and Heap. As the audience enters the venue they will once again be greeted by musician Tracy Thornton, playing Ramones songs on the steel drum. And, in what has become a Birthday Bash tradition, Sean O’Sullivan’s Punk Pipers will round out the night with their rendition of “I Wanna Be Sedated” on bagpipes.
The Masters of Ceremony for this year’s fete will be Steven Van Zandt, Steve Craig, Matt Pinfield and Pete Ashner. Additional surprises are expected at the evening’s events.
RAMONE, who passed away in April 2001 after a seven-year battle with Lymphoma, had a history of encouraging up-and-coming bands in New York’s downtown music scene by showcasing them at his special “Joey Ramone Presents…” events. Since RAMONE’s passing, his brother and their mother Charlotte Lesher carried on the tradition “by featuring bands that make great music and getting together some of Joey’s friends to celebrate him on what would otherwise be a sad, somber day,” Leigh explained.
This year’s Bash is being sponsored by Manic Panic, Trash & Vaudeville, Tripp, New York Waste, WPKN, 101.9 RXP, Bravado and Ovation.
Tickets are available in advance at the Fillmore box office for $25 ($30 day of show) or through http://www.livenation.com/edp/eventId/404523. The Fillmore is located at 17 Irving Place, corner 15th Street, NYC. Doors open at 7PM.
For ongoing updates, visit www.joeyramone.com. Net proceeds from the Bash go to support the Joey Ramone Foundation for Lymphoma Research.
Toronto, ON. May 3, 2010 — Supernova.com and E-18 have partnered to bring indie bands a once in a lifetime experience: an all-expenses paid gig at India’s biggest rock music festival. Supernova.com is seeking one band from the US and one band from Canada to travel all-expenses paid to India this August, to play at the Independence Rock music festival.
In its 25th year, Independence Rock has invited the winners of global Battle of the Bands® series from the Canada, the U.S., UK, Europe, Asia, and Australia to play, and to compete for the title of ‘Best Band in the World’. As the largest operator of Battle of the Bands® concerts in North America, Supernova.com is proud to be selecting both the US and Canada representatives of indie rock at the 25th Independence Rock Festival.
Any band of legal drinking age can sign up to play for their chance at a trip to India. Each individual Exposed and Band on the Run to India show (Los Angeles, New York, Seattle, Milwaukee, Buffalo, Dallas, Toronto, Calgary, Edmonton, Vancouver, and Ottawa) will hold a vote to advance ONE winner to the National Online Vote at the end of June 2010.
The National Online vote will determine the top 3 bands in Canada and the top 3 bands in the US. The finalists will then be judged by a panel of industry heavyweights, including Victor Mijars (Director of A/R, Warner Music Canada), Andy Curran (SRO/Anthem, Manager of Rush, Thornley), and Joel Baskin (founder, The Pilot Agency).
The panel will collectively select one winning band from Canada & one from the US, to each win an ALL expenses paid trip to India this August, including:
– Return airfare for you and your band (up to 5 members) to Mumbai, India
– 3+ star hotel accommodations for 3 days
– Spending money
– A guaranteed timeslot at Independent Rock 25 to compete for $50,000 in prizes!
Band registration is open from April 12th until May 20th, 2010, but space is limited and bands are urged to sign up immediately. Registration fee is $25 per band, or bands can contact email@example.com to see if they qualify to have Supernova.com cover the fee.
Supernova.com is proud to be selecting both US and Canada’s representatives of indie rock to play at the 25th Independence Rock Festival; sign up today for your chance to win!