Santigold brought her eclectic, infectious brand of grooves to a sold-out crowd at the legendary House Of Blues on the Sunset Strip, Los Angeles, on February 9 2013. Showcasing her talents as a musician and entertainer, she performed a near-constant medley of hits over approximately 80 minutes, accompanied by, at various times, two backing dancers, about 40 dancing members of the audience and a pantomime horse (!).
On Saturday, February 9th, Santigold will headline the House of Blues Sunset Strip (in support of 2012’s Master of My Make-Believe, which was a pretty well-received album).
Tickets for the show cost $40 after fees and went on sale via Live Nation back on December 21st.
You can also head to Santigold’s website to check out some cool behind-the-scenes stuff regarding the making of Master of My Make-Believe.
Saturday, February 9th, 2013
House of Blues Sunset Strip
Doors: 8:00 PM
8430 Sunset Blvd., West Hollywood CA 90069
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In what will come to be known as the year of revealing, for music and world news alike, there is no question that 2012 had surprises around every corner. There have been an unprecedented number of standout albums this year and a frighteningly large amount of disappointments as well. Some bands reformed, some bands split up, and a record number of debut bands came racing out of the gates. The Superbowl XLVI halftime show featuring Madonna, LMFAO, Nicki Minaj, MIA, and Cee Lo Green demonstrated the power of pop music by setting the record for the most watched TV event of all time (118 million). Let’s not forget that it was a year of sorrow for fans, family, and friends of musical legends Whitney Houston, who died at the untimely age of 48, Donna Summer, 63, and Doc Watson, who left us at 89, and then the very recent loss of the musical giants Dave Brubeck and Ravi Shankar. While 2012 had its ups and downs, we would like to reflect on all of the amazing music that was released over the last year. Here are our 2012 Albums of the Year:
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2012 was a thunderous year for music. So much is released on a daily basis, in fact, that many find it impossible to keep up with all these happenings. Fortunately for you, that’s what mxdwn does best. The following tracks signify what matters in music in our modern age. Sit down, chill out, and listen to what we consider to be the most important songs of the year.
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SPIN magazine rang out 2012 with their annual Year in Music Party, where they invite artists who made an impact in the last 12 months to perform a dual showcase. This year, the chosen two were Santigold, who released her sophomore album Master of My Make-Believe in April, and Grizzly Bear, who released their fourth studio album, Shields, in September. Both acts treated a packed audience in New York’s Bowery Ballroom to ten and eleven songs respectively (setlists below).
Philadelphia-born Santigold will bring her refreshing pop beats to the Fox Theater next Wednesday, December 12th. Releasing an excellent, albeit with harsh reviews, sophomore album this past April, Santi White at first glance appears to be another main stream pop artist. Her tunes are catchy, they make you dance, and there’s enough spunk in her melodies for M.I.A. lovers to appreciate. At closer glance, however, you realize that Santigold is among the creatives of the industry; she produces her own beats, writes her own songs, utilizes world-music influences with class, and her lyrics have wit and substance. She’s really saying something when she makes you dance.
White Arrows is claimed to be a psychotropical pop group from LA, but they seem to be another indie-pop 5-set with a synth-familiar keyboardist. However, their awesome and fun live show got them picked up by High Roads Touring before they even had an album in the works. “Dry Land is Not a Myth” debut album released this past June is a normal sweet and catchy summertime surf pop record, but with enormous potential.
Fox Theater Oakland
Wednesday December 12th
8pm All Ages
Posted in San Francisco
It was reported that tickets for the Virgin Mobile Freefest were snatched up in a record two minutes after going on sale. For those who were not lucky enough to get your hands on a ticket for the Virgin Mobile FreeFest back in August, there is a second chance by volunteering at an approved homeless shelter in Maryland, Virginia or Washington through Virgin Mobile’s Free IP program and receiving a free ticket. Read more…
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UR1 Festival will attempt to break the bad luck streak against those attempting to launch in the state of Florida. Only the Ultra Music Festival and DeLuna Fest have been successful as of late, while Orlando Calling was short lived and Langerdo and Harvest of Hope both fizzled out before it was ever given a chance. Read more…
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