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James Marcus Haney plans to release his debut photo book – FANATICS

James Marcus Haney, the LA based photographer and director of the acclaimed music documentary “No Cameras Allowed,” announces the release of his first photo book, “FANATICS.”

WATCH A TRAILER FOR THE BOOK HERE

The book is available for pre-order today via https://stop-and-fix.com/.

Haney pulls together photographs of fans from his time touring with Coldplay, Elton John, and Mumford & Sons, alongside the countless festivals and shows he’s been to across the world. Capturing the spirit and sheer elation of witnessing live music with friends, the book features imagery from concerts in 35 different countries, spanning the decade of 2010-2020.

Accompanying these images are stories and testimonials from musicians Haney has toured alongside, including Chris Martin of Coldplay, Alex Ebert of Edward Sharpe, Maggie Rogers, Lars Ulrich from Metallica, Marcus Mumford of Mumford & Sons, Albert Hammond JR of The Strokes and many more, all talking about the importance of fans and anecdotes and memories of their own as fans themselves. The book opens with a foreword penned by Elton John, who Haney has also been out on the road with.

Explaining the inspiration behind the book, Haney recalls, “Back when I was in college, I couldn’t afford to go to music festivals so I would sneak into them with my friends. Often, I used a borrowed camera from school and posed as a press photographer. I filmed all the bands I loved and used the guise of a fake press pass to get as close to the stage as possible. After a few festivals, I cut together a short documentary of my friends and I sneaking into Coachella and Bonnaroo. At another show, I handed a roadie a burnt DVD copy of my short doc, who then passed it onto the band he was teching for, Mumford & Sons. Soon, I found myself on an old-school vintage train chugging across America with Mumford & Sons, Edward Sharpe & The Magnetic Zeros, and Old Crow Medicine Show as part of the Railroad Revival Tour.”

“My passion for touring came at a cost though: as my time on the road coincided with my final exams at film school. I forfeited a college degree but made some of the best friends of my life and embarked on a career adventure that I could never have dreamed of. Through touring the world with artists like Mumford & Sons, Elton John, and Coldplay, I was able to immerse into all sorts of cultures and musical worlds and all sorts of wild crowds and fans. I found myself taking photos of fans everywhere – there was something so captivating about watching people completely lost in the music, witnessing that spiritual experience.”

This book is a culmination of a decade of touring the world and the truckload of film negatives that have amassed in that time. It captures the emotions, fashions, and faces of the 2010 decade through live music. And it is only now, from the depths of a pandemic, do these photographs remind us of a time, so recent yet so different, and represent the ultimate experience to look forward to again.

Words on FANATICS by Elton John:

“FANATICS is a book that celebrates that dedication, that music fan’s rite of passage, what you might call the magical festival spirit. It’s partly the sense that you can do whatever you want – get drunk, get high, have sex, whatever – at least for a weekend. And it’s partly that the one thing that’s bonding everyone together at a festival is the love of music. You can see that spirit, that common humanity, in the photos in this book.

Marcus has captured that indomitable festival spirit brilliantly through these photographs. With his trusted camera in hand, he’s the ultimate fly on the wall, or the fly on the canvas of the tent. He seizes these moments, almost like the invisible man, catching people in every imaginable state – in rapture and in decay, the ecstasy and the agony.”

Twice – Eyes wide open

Twice released a brand new album Monday titled “Eyes wide open.”

It is their second studio album, and it is streaming now on all platforms. You can listen to it by clicking right here.

With this album, the superstar K-pop group set out to show transition and growth, both in maturity and in musical style.

Twice uses inspiration from 80s synths for the 13-track album, which offers a little something for everyone, including new fans as well as old.

“I CAN’T STOP ME,” the first song on the album, is a tone-setter, showing listeners that the album is about to step outside the box and encouraging them to do the same. You can see the music video for the song by clicking right here.

The album was made with the help of some of the music industry’s biggest stars. Dua Lipa worked with the band for “BEHIND THE MASK,” a song written by Heize. Twice is also coming off a YouTube Special Live showcase for “Eyes wide open” that has pulled in more than 2 million viewers. You can see it by clicking right here.

The band debuted in 2015 and found rapid success, gaining popularity in the United States and beyond. They were featured on the cover of Allure Magazine in May.

They’ve also received praise from Harper’s Bazaar, TIME, Billboard, MTV, Forbes, Teen Vogue, Elle and BuzzFeed.

They spent 2019 touring the world on their TWICELIGHTS tour, which sold out The Forum in Los Angeles, the Prudential Center in Newark and the Wintrust Arena in Chicago.

Next they will release a song titled “I’LL SHOW YOU” for Riot Games.

The entire track list for the album is as follows:

1. I CAN’T STOP ME

2. HELL IN HEAVEN

3. UP NO MORE

4. DO WHAT WE LIKE

5. BRING IT BACK

6. BELIEVER

7. QUEEN

8. GO HARD

9. SHOT CLOCK

10. HANDLE IT

11. DEPEND ON YOU

12. SAY SOMETHING

13. BEHIND THE MASK

You can follow Twice on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter.

Kaelen Felix Illustrates a Harley-Davidson Museum Article for 360 MAGAZINE

Harley-Davidson Museum

The Harley-Davidson Museum is celebrating October with more than just its one-of-a-kind collection of motorcycles and memorabilia, as Milwaukee’s own musicians and artists will be on-campus to provide extra entertainment.

De La Buena, Lex Allen and Trapper Schoepp will take the stage Oct. 11 as part of a Rock the Green event. Tickets cost $10 and benefit Jazz Gallery Center for the Arts, Danceworks and Schlitz Audubon Nature Center.

Artists are also invited to participate in “Drawing in the H-D Museum” as part of Gallery Night and Day. Philip Salamone will take participants through the creative process in the event which will take place Oct. 16.

New all-electric LiveWire motorcycles will be available for demo rides Oct. 17 and 18. In promotion of the new Apple TV+ series “Long Way Up,” everyone who rides one of the motorcycles will receive a limited-edition LiveWire poster.

While guests are welcomed back to the museum, the first priority is safety. To see how the Harley-Davidson Museum is protecting guests, you can click right here.

They also have a few must-see exhibits available for only a little while longer.

Taming the Road in Style shows Harley-Davidson from the beginning. At a time in which motorcycles were nothing more than chunks of dirt, stone and other debris, designers struggled to build a comfortable bike. Many improvements to suspension, seats and frames later, Harley-Davidsons looked nothing like they did at their inception. Taming the Road in Style traces the history of Harley-Davidson motorcycles all the way until the most modern models. This exhibit closes Nov. 8.

“Tex’s Motorcycle” is a painting by Stevan Dohanos, who frequently contributed to the “Saturday Evening Post.” On the streets of Georgetown, Conn. was “Tex” Keller’s personalized motorcycle. He used nickel spots to decorate his saddle bag and put fur on his saddle. While prints of the painting are available all over the country, the original can only be seen at the Harley-Davidson Museum.

Building a Milwaukee Icon: Harley-Davidson’s Juneau Avenue Factory” is a collection of architectural drawings, including plans for the original facility on Juneau Avenue. Pencil drawings and archival photos show how Harley-Davidson grew from producing 1,000 motorcycles in 1909 to 27,000 in 1920. The Milwaukee factory continued to expand and is still the home of Harley-Davidson 100 years later.

“Building a Milwaukee Icon” shows Harley-Davidson in the middle of the period during which Milwaukee was known as the “Machine Shop to the World.” The Harley-Davidson Museum social channels will be providing behind-the-scenes looks at this exhibit.

They also offer tours. Engines 101 is a class taking visitors inside the engine. How does a powertrain work, and what’s so special about the 4-stroke engine? It’s all available to learn in a classroom setting. Ticket are available right here.

The H-D Museum Campus Walking Tour is the best way to absorb Harley-Davidson history and culture in the great outdoors. You can download a PDF of the campus map by clicking right here.

To learn more about the museum and to purchase tickets, you can click right here.

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DaBaby × Futurestream

DaBaby’s ticketed and interactive live-streamed concert is happening this Saturday, July 25th, on a new platform, Futurestream

The concert will be taking place in-person for drive-in concertgoers in Chicago. But, for DaBaby fans who don’t live in Chicago, admission to the virtual concert costs a mere $5.

Futurestream is a platform designed to create an interactive platform for virtual concerts, which is a must during these socially-distant times. On the platform, DaBaby will be selling exclusive merch for the event and will be able to interact with fans who pay to share messages with him.

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Burna Boy – “Wonderful”

GRAMMY-NOMINATED GLOBAL SUPERSTAR BURNA BOY RELEASES OFFICIAL MUSIC VIDEO FOR “WONDERFUL” ARRIVES AFTER BEING CROWNED AS BEST INTERNATIONAL ACT AT THE BET AWARDS FOR THE SECOND CONSECUTIVE YEAR

“JA ARE A,” ORIGINALLY SEEN ON BEYONCE’S THE LION KING: THE GIFT SOUNDTRACK, TO ALSO BE SEEN ON THE RECENTLY ANNOUNCED BLACK IS KING VISUAL ALBUM UPCOMING ALBUM TWICE AS TALL DUE FOR RELEASE LATER THIS SUMMER

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GRAMMY/BRITs-nominee and two-time recipient of BET’s Best International Act award, BURNA BOY, officially unveils an official music video for his newest single “Wonderful” from his upcoming 4th studio album TWICE AS TALL. You can watch/share the official video HERE.

The “Wonderful” visual arrives after his second-consecutive win as the BET Award’s Best International Act which was presented to him this year by Naomi Campbell. Using his acceptance speech as an opportunity to share the importance of unity he went on to say, “I’d like to use this opportunity to say that sometime around 1835 there was a mission to turn the nation of Africa into a dominated nation. Now is the time to overturn that and go back to the royalty that we were because in order for black lives to matter, Africa must matter.”

Burna Boy continues into 2020 after wrapping an extremely successful 2019. His GRAMMY-nominated album (Best World Music Album), AFRICAN GIANT, saw incredible critical acclaim at its release and now adorns a galore of ‘best of’ lists – including Pitchfork’s 50 Best Albums of 2019, NPR’s Best Albums of 2019, Billboard’s 50 Best Albums of 2019, Rolling Stone’s 50 Best Albums of 2019, Complex’s Best Albums of 2019, and many more. He was also named Apple Music’s Up Next Artist. He was also seen on Beyonce’s THE LION KING: THE GIFT with “JA ARA E” in addition to the official “Queen & Slim” soundtrack with “My Money, My Baby.”

The Nigerian star made his U.S. late night television debut on Jimmy Kimmel Live! followed by appearances on The Daily Show with Trevor Noah and The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon. He also appeared on NPR’s Tiny Desk, performing four live songs including his global hit “Ye.”

He also had an extensive year of live performances, traveling across North America on his THE AFRICAN GIANT RETURNS TOUR with sold-out stops in Toronto, New York, and LA through September, spending an additional two months for its European leg from Paris through Leicester, and had two fiery live sets at both weekends of Coachella.

ABOUT BURNA BOY:

Burna Boy was born in Port Harcourt City and started producing music when he was ten years old. After graduating from school, Burna relocated to London for university. After two years, he dropped out and moved back to Nigeria to pursue his passion. A creative by the name of LeriQ allocated studio space for Burna to record and produce.

His father always listened to dancehall and reggae music, an early influence and integral part of his musical style. Burna’s grandfather managed Fela Kuti for the first 15 years of his career, a relationship that would come to shape Burna’s sound and his understanding of himself as an artist that represents Nigeria, and more broadly Africa, to the world. Burna Boy classifies his own music as Afro-fusion, a genre he coined.

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Sebastián Yatra – TBT

Sebastián Yatra Notches His Seventh #1 U.S. Single, As “TBT” Surges To The Top Of Billboard’s “Latin Airplay Chart.”

The Current Global Hit (“TBT” – Sebastián Yatra, Rauw Alejandro& Manuel Turizo) also Claims Multiple #1 Weeks on Latin Pop Airplay, Latin Rhythm Airplay, & Puerto Rico Airplay Charts While Also Reaching RIAA Platinum Status At The Midpoint of the Year, Sebastián Yatra Has Also Just Been Selected By The Readers of Billboard As “The Latin Artist Dominating 2020.”

As the #1 Latin male artist on Tik Tok, with 23 Million Instagram followers, over 1 Billion YouTube views this year, and seven #1 singles in the United States already to his credit, Sebastián Yatra has unquestionably become Latin music’s leading new generation pop vocalist. A dynamic live performer that was chosen by legendary mentors Ricky Martin and Enrique Iglesias to join them on a landmark planned arena tour this fall (prior to its COVID-19 postponement), Yatra quickly became a “light in dark times” for his continually uplifting digital engagement with fans during the global pandemic.

While Yatra is enjoying continued chart success from 2020 singles with “TBT”, “Falta Amor”, and his latest collaborations “Locura” with Cali y El Dandee, and “Bajo la Mesa” with Morat, he continues to create new music, stay digitally connected to fans, and look forward to when they can come together in a live music setting once again soon.

“Music and life in times of pandemic – Through his social networks, the Colombian singer has tried to bring moments of fun and hope to his followers…he is one of the biggest stars in Latin music, demonstrated by millions of followers… dates scheduled [around the world], important awards… and an agenda full of commitments, which had rarely allowed him to stop.…Then the world stopped… His experiences in concerts and backstage have given way to [at home] shows with which, through his songs , he seeks to bring a little joy and hope to all those who are confined by the Coronavirus pandemic. We have also seen him reading stories for children and uploading TikToks with which he tries to get a smile out of his legion of fans (and boy does he succeed!).” – GQ Cover Profile (Mexico-translated)

“One of the most requested singers of the moment, Sebastian Yatra has not only collaborated with Daddy Yankee and Carlos Vives, but will go on tour with Enrique Iglesias and Ricky Martin” – People en Espanol: “Mas Bellos” Double Issue

“One of the top Latin artists of his generation… Sebastián Yatra has been a light during dark times, entertaining us with regular Instagram Lives, connecting with his fans by sharing their covers of his songs, creating social media challenges to be more loving and positive, posting hilarious TikTok videos, and even virtually reading bedtime stories to kids…. But in case you haven’t noticed, he’s not only one of the sweetest, funniest, most talented, and most humble artists of this generation; he’s also extremely sexy.” – Pop Sugar

Moby Rich – “Get High”

MOBY RICH RETURNS WITH NEW SONG “GET HIGH” ACCOMPANIED BY OFFICIAL VIDEO

TO TOUR WITH WEATHERS LATER THIS YEAR

LISTEN TO “GET HIGH” HERE

WATCH THE “GET HIGH” VIDEO HERE

“A Desert Dance Party” – Billboard

Today, alt-pop duo Moby Rich drops their latest single “Get High,” accompanied by the official video—listen to the song HERE and watch the video HERE!

Of the song, Connor of Moby Rich says, “In one way or another, we are all looking for a fix. The song is about yearning for a release from the mundane life and the struggle to stay in its pockets of euphoria. The video shoot was wild, and we were happy to be working in nature too. One of the ways we like to release is by getting out of the city, and the video helped facilitate that.”

Maxwell chimes in, “We’re always searching for the next high in our lives. A way to stave off monotony and feel good. Whether it’s sex, food, drugs, religion or a million other things we can use to fill the void, eventually we come down. But we wanted to write a song in which maybe these characters get to stay on that high forever. We tried to tell that story through the video as well, where these characters journey to a distant planet only to find they have a better time there than on earth.”

The Los Angeles-based duo recently announced they will hit the road with Weathers later this year. Stay tuned as new tour dates will be announced soon.

Moby Rich also recently teamed up with Matt Maeson for an acoustic version of their breakout hit, “Yoko Ono.” Stay tuned for more new music from Moby Rich in 2020!

ABOUT MOBY RICH
LA two-piece Moby Rich turn melancholy song craft into bold, pop hooks and visuals. The pair—Maxwell Joseph and Connor Pledger—relocated to LA in 2015 from Indianapolis and Atlanta respectively in search of, well, anything. In a moment of synergy, Connor began attending open mic nights around the town in which Maxwell was living. The pair serendipitously met, began writing together, and realized an identifiable sound between the two them. Writing the majority of their tracks on acoustic guitar, they sing every song in unison, a sort of whole-is-greater-than-the-sum-of-parts attitude, which speaks volumes of their close, almost twin-like, friendship. The first insight into Moby Rich’s unique sound comes in the shape of their 2018 breakout hit, “Yoko Ono () ,” a melancholy pop banger that combines the euphoria of early MGMT with the laidback beat making of N.E.R.D, which was featured on their debut, Our First EP. Following an Australian tour with Broods, the duo released their follow up, Our First Second EP, in June 2019, which includes “Oil Spill” and “Sabotage.” Hot on the heels of a North American tour with Matt Maeson last fall, the duo dropped their empowering anthem, “Loser,” which is featured in the latest installment of filmmaker Kevin Smith’s Jay and Silent Bob Reboot.

MOBY RICH:

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The Weeknd – After Hours

THE WEEKND SHARES AFTER HOURS SHORT FILM

“BLINDING LIGHTS” BECOMES THE WEEKND’S 7TH #1 ON BILLBOARD’S HOT R&B SONGS CHART, THE MOST FOR ANY ARTIST EVER

MORE TOUR DATES ADDED IN VANCOUVER, LOS ANGELES, TORONTO, LONDON AND MIAMI

WATCH THE SHORT FILM HERE

The Weeknd has shared a new short film titled “After Hours” ahead of the release of his album of the same name on March 20th. The film follows him as he leaves the stage of his acclaimed performance of “Blinding Lights” on Jimmy Kimmel Live! and heads into the desolate late night streets of Los Angeles before delirium sets in. This week “Blinding Lights” became The Weeknd’s 7th #1 on Billboard’s Hot R&B Songs chart, the most for any artist. Internationally “Blinding Lights” has been the #1 airplay song in both Germany and France for 7+ consecutive weeks, and it has recently hit #1 in Australia as well. Impressively, it has been the #1 song on the official charts in France and the UK for 3 consecutive weeks and counting.

On June 11th, The Weeknd will set off on his massive 62-date world tour, The After Hours Tour, across the United States, Canada, the United Kingdom, Belgium, the Netherlands, Germany and France with support from Sabrina Claudio and Don Toliver in the US, and 88GLAM and Sabrina Claudio in Europe. Due to overwhelming demand, additional shows have been added to the After Hours Tour including a 4th O2 in London, 3rd Staples Center in LA, 3rd Scotiabank in Toronto, and a 2nd AA Arena in Miami. Any tour tickets purchased online come with one (1) CD of The Weeknd’s forthcoming project, After Hours. You will receive an additional email after purchase with instructions on how to redeem for your album (applies to US and Canada residents only). Tickets and more info can be found at theweeknd.com/tour.

Watch After Hours (Short Film)

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The After Hours Tour Dates:
June 11 – Vancouver, BC – Pepsi Live at Rogers Arena
June 12 – Vancouver, BC – Pepsi Live at Rogers Arena
June 14 – Edmonton, AB – Rogers Place
June 17 – Winnipeg, MB – Bell MTS Place
June 22 – St. Paul, MN – Xcel Energy Center
June 24 – Chicago, IL – United Center
June 26 – Pittsburgh, PA – PPG Paints Arena
June 27 – Detroit, MI – Little Caesar’s Arena
June 29 – Toronto, ONT – Scotiabank Arena
June 30 – Toronto, ONT – Scotiabank Arena
July 2 – Montreal, QC – Bell Centre
July 4 – Uncasville, CT – Mohegan Sun
July 7 – Newark, NJ – Prudential Center
July 8 – Brooklyn, NY – Barclays Center
July 11 – Boston, MA – TD Garden
July 13 – Washington, DC – Capital One Arena
July 15 – Charlotte, NC – Spectrum Center
July 16 – Atlanta, GA – State Farm Arena
July 18 – Miami, FL – American Airlines Arena
July 19 – Miami, FL – American Airlines Arena
July 21 – Orlando, FL – Amway Center
July 23 – New Orleans, LA – Smoothie King Center
July 24 – Houston, TX – Toyota Center
July 25 – Dallas, TX – American Airlines Center
July 27 – Denver, CO – Pepsi Center
July 29 – Salt Lake City, UT – Vivint Smart Home Arena
July 31 – Portland, OR – Moda Center
August 1 – Tacoma, WA – Tacoma Dome
August 3 – Oakland, CA – Oakland Arena
August 4 – San Jose, CA – SAP Center
August 6 – Sacramento, CA – Golden 1 Center
August 8 – Anaheim, CA – Honda Center
August 9 – San Diego, CA – Pechanga Arena
August 11 – Glendale, AZ – Gila River Arena
August 14 – Los Angeles, CA – Staples Center
August 15 – Los Angeles, CA – Staples Center
August 16 – Los Angeles, CA – Staples Center
August 19 – San Antonio, TX – AT&T Center
August 20 – Ft. Worth, TX – Dickies Arena
August 22 – Tulsa, OK – BOK Center
August 23 – Omaha, NE – CHI Health Center Omaha
August 25 – St. Louis, MO – Enterprise Center
August 26 – Nashville, TN – Bridgestone Arena
August 28 – Cleveland, OH – Rocket Mortgage FieldHouse
August 31 – Toronto, ONT – Scotiabank Arena
September 1 – Buffalo, NY – KeyBank Arena
September 3 – New York, NY – Madison Square Garden
October 11 – London, UK – O2 Arena
October 12 – London, UK – O2 Arena
October 13 – London, UK – O2 Arena
October 15 – Newcastle, UK – Metro Radio Arena
October 16 – Birmingham, UK – Arena Birmingham
October 18 – Glasgow, UK – SSE Hydro
October 19 – Manchester, UK – Manchester Arena
October 23 – London, UK – O2 Arena
October 26 – Antwerp, Belgium – Sportpaleis
October 27 – Amsterdam, Holland – Ziggo Dome
October 29 – Berlin, Germany – Mercedes-Benz Arena
October 31 – Munich, Germany – Olympiahalle
November 8 – Hamburg, Germany – Barclaycard Arena
November 9 – Cologne, Germany – Lanxess Arena
November 12 – Paris, France – AccorHotels Arena

Hall and Oates x Summer Tour

You don’t want to miss this!

6 Reasons Why Daryl Hall & John Oates Summer Tour is a Must-See

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2020 Tour Dates * w/ Squeeze ^ w/ KT Tunstall
March 21 – Fantasy Springs Resort – Indio, CA
March 27 – Neal S. Blaisdell Center – Honolulu, HI
March 29 – Maui Arts & Cultural Center– Kahului, HI
May 15 – Foxwoods – Mashantucket, CT
May 16 – Foxwoods – Mashantucket, CT
May 23 – HoagieNation – Philadelphia, PA *^
May 29 – Hollywood Bowl – Los Angeles, CA *^
May 31 – North Island Credit Union Amphitheater – Chula Vista, CA *^
June 3 – Moda Centre – Portland, OR *^
June 5 – White River Amphitheater – Auburn, WA *^
June 7 – Toyota Amphitheater – Wheatland, CA *^
June 10 – Shoreline Amphitheater – Mountain View, CA *^
June 12 – Ak-Chin Pavilion – Phoenix, AZ *^
June 14 – Pepsi Center – Denver, CO *^
June 17 – Dos Equis Pavilion – Dallas, TX *^
June 19 – Austin 360 Amphitheater – Austin, TX *^
June 21 – Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion – Houston, TX *^
July 10 – Budweiser Stage – Toronto, ON *^
July 12 – Riverbend Music Theatre – Cincinnati, OH *^
July 14 – Blossom Music Center – Cleveland, OH *^
July 16 – Xcel Energy – St. Paul, MN *^
July 18 – Hollywood Casino Amphitheater – Chicago, IL *^
July 20 – DTE Energy Music Theatre – Detroit, MI *^
July 22 – Ruoff Home Mortgage Music Center – Noblesville, IN *^
July 24 – Hollywood Casino Amphitheater – St. Louis, MO *^
July 26 – AmFAM Amphitheater – Milwaukee, WI *^
July 28 – T Bank Pavilion – Pittsburgh, PA *^
July 30 – Lakeview Amphitheater – Syracuse, NY *^
August 13 – Ameris Bank Amphitheater – Atlanta, GA *^
August 15 – MidFlorida CreditUnion Amphitheater – Tampa, FL *^
August 18 – PNC Music Pavilion – Charlotte, NC *^
August 20 – Veterans United Home Loans Amphitheater – Virginia Beach, VA *^
August 22 – Merriweather Post Pavilion – Columbia, MD *^
August 25 – PNC Bank Arts Arena – Holmdel, NJ *^
August 27 – Nassau Veterans Memorial Colosseum – Uniondale, NY *^
August 29 – Xfinity Center – Mansfield, MA *^
August 31 – Saratoga PAC – Saratoga Springs, NY *^
September 2 – Bank of NH Pavilion – Gilford, NH *^

Click HERE for Full Tour Details
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OCASO 2020

“Be prepared to be teleported into a quantum realm of whimsicality.”360 MAGAZINE

By Vaughn Lowery × Sam Berman

At the peak of the year, music, beats and dancing brought together a crowd of 10,000 attendees to Costa Rica for 2020’s Ocaso Underground Music Festival – the world’s largest rave in the jungle. Even the leatherback turtles, howling monkeys and crocodiles were head bobbing.

The Ocaso Underground Music Festival, which engaged on January 9th – 13th, united travelers, ticos and seasoned ravers alike to Tamarindo, Costa Rica, off the coast of the Pacific Ocean for five days of electronic music bliss. The jubilee was established by founder Devin Ellis in 2018; and it just culminated its fourth semester, with plans to return in January 2021, proving a successful run for one of the most emerging EDM festivals on the planet. 

What makes this carnival so sui generis, aside from a stellar bill of DJs including Maceo Plex, Äme, Doc Martin, Justin Martin, Magdalena, Shiba San, Seth Troxler and Artba, might just be the visually striking and lushful setting of CR. The grounds, known as the Lesenda Retreat, centers around a trilithic stage composed of metal trusses for performers, complete with a towering geometric visual screen synchronized to the music, pulsating lasers, fog machines, pyrotechnics and go-go dancers. Apart from hypnotizing technical components conjured up by architectural wizards, the surrounding landscape and warm weather provided a tranquil atmosphere to enjoy the fiesta in, enhanced by art installations sprinkled throughout, providing a truly remarkable habitat. 

Let’s talk about the sound! Imagine being at the On The Run II tour with Beyoncé and Jay-Z, state-of-the-art subwoofers and tweeters pinging throughout the venue, delivering clean and crisp vibrant instrumentation. Of course, this added fan excitement to every set.

Viewers were able to use tokens for transportation, food and drinks, providing added security from petty theft and loose cash. Overall safety was key with tons of guards at every entrance alongside of roaming escorts. We all wore sparkly color-coded wristbands to identify our level of participation – GA vs VIP. Staff members wore official reflective tanks and shirts to be easily accessible.

A short 15 minute-bus drive on a vintage yellow school bus brought participants to the festivities. Guests were offered an assortment of carte du jour options to replenish their prance-exhausted bodies with a number of locally and globally known chefs preparing flatbread pizzas, gyros, keto bowls, tacos as well as protein shakes.

Saturday was the most distinctive night of the event, with people from all over the globe, dressed in their most eye-catching ensembles, echoing the avant-garde fashion of other fairs such as EDC, Ultra, Tomorrowland, Lollapalooza, Bonnaroo and Coachella. Ocaso brought a parade of colors infused with futuristic and organic elements blended seamlessly into garbs straight out of an alien planet, welcoming and embracing all. 

The festival wrapped with a pool party at base camp, the Best Western Tamarindo Vista Villas. After a five-day outer body experience of infectious dance music, a sort of culinary delights, cozy lodging options, and the beautiful backdrop of the rugged rainforested, Central America, this is one masquerade which many should add to their list. 

Missed out on the fun this year? Don’t fret, as the festival plans to return the weekend of January 7-11, 2021. Ticketing packages from this past year ranged from $19.00 to $59.00 for single day passes, a two-day Friday and Saturday pass for $89.00 and a 5-day-full-weekend pass for $119.00, a great deal for those who can’t get enough from just one night. So ravers, start planning your next vacation, because this is an experience any party animal should dive into. 

For additional information visit Ocaso Festival.

Local Guide

Besides the #RaveInTheJungle, The city of Tamarindo itself possesses a plethora of thrilling activities: ziplining, horseback rides on volcanic trails; ATV tours; surfing and dolphin-watching sailing tours.

If you are seeking additional dining/nightlife options outside of the fête, be sure to check out the following:

Pacifico Club (http://www.pacifico-costarica.com/beach-club/), Sharky’s Bar (http://sharkysbars.com/), Long Board BBQ, Chinese Food (directly across from Vista Villas) and Bamboo Sushi Club.

Just down the road was the luxurious Tamarindo Diria hotel, which features a lobby side pool/hot tub, an array of cabanas with an outside bar/dining deck as well as private beach access to make any jovial attendants experience an unforgettable rave-cation.