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AUSTIN CITY LIMITS-CIMAFUNK & THE TRIBE Premieres

AUSTIN CITY LIMITS-CIMAFUNK & THE TRIBE Premieres NOV. 12 (PBS) -“Afro-Cuban Funk Sensations Thrill in Ecstatic Hour”

“a churning cyclone of sound …an ecstatic blur of hard funk, island rhythms and copious swagger. one of the most euphoric sets in “ACL” history. a performance that cements Cimafunk’s status as a rising global phenom”  Austin Statesman

Austin City Limits (ACL) fans will be on their feet for a supercharged hour showcasing Afro-Cuban funk sensation Cimafunk. Hailing from Havana Cuba, the celebrated showman and his eight-piece powerhouse band, The Tribe, make a thrilling ACL debut with standouts from Cimafunk’s acclaimed album El Alimento. The new installment rounds out the first half of ACL’s Season 48 and premieres November 12 at 8pm CT/9pm ET. The complete line-up for the full broadcast season will be announced shortly, with new episodes premiering beginning January 7, 2023. The program, recorded live at ACL’s studio home in Austin, Texas, continues its run as the longest-running music television show in history, providing viewers a front-row seat to the best in live performance for 48 years as the music institution nears a remarkable half-century milestone. ACL airs weekly on PBS stations nationwide (check local listings) and full episodes are made available to stream online at pbs.org/austincitylimits immediately following the initial broadcast.  The show’s official hashtag is #acltv.

In a remarkable ACL debut, Cimafunk & The Tribe deliver an electric, unique blend of high-energy funk, Caribbean rhythms and Afrobeat. Cimafunk and his band are earning raves for their incredible live performances tearing up stages across the globe. The freewheeling set explodes with a spectacular James Brown-influenced rhythm for the blazing “Relajao,” with Cimafunk flexing his dazzling vocals and radiant starpower alongside dance moves from percussionists Big Happy and Machete, a finger-busting bass solo from Caramelo, horns (and backing vocals) from Hilaria and Katy Cacao, and a merciless groove from drummer Dr. Zapa. “Put your hands up!” Cimafunk exclaims as he introduces “Funk Aspirin,” the band’s collaboration with funk legend George Clinton which opens 2021’s widely-hailed El Alimento. “Never forget,” the sweat-soaked Cimafunk laughs as the set reaches a fever pitch, “Shake that booty!” They close with “Me Voy,” the 2018 hit that made Cimafunk a household name in Cuba, bringing lucky audience members onstage and taking the groove to the next level.

“Cimafunk’s ACL debut was breathtaking,” says ACL executive producer Terry Lickona “He barely took a breath himself, and for that matter neither did the crowd, which was too busy dancing and screaming themselves. It was one of those rare shows where the performer and audience literally came together as one.”

“Austin is starting to feel like home away from home, and I wanted to bring the energy to Austin City Limits,” says Cimafunk. “It got really funky and sweaty in there with a lot of groove!”

Cimafunk & The Tribe

LA PAPA

SALVAJE

SE ACABO

BEAT CON FLOW

APRETADO

RELAJAO

FUNK ASPIRIN

ME VOY

Watch live on PBS, or stream anytime. The complete line-up for the full 14-week season, including seven new episodes to air beginning January 2023, will be announced at a later date.  The series will continue to air fan-favorite encore episodes through the end of 2022. Viewers can visit acltv.com for news regarding episode schedules, future tapings and select live stream updates or by following ACL on FacebookTwitter and IGFans can also browse the ACL YouTube channel for exclusive songs, behind-the-scenes videos and full-length artist interviews.

Austin City Limits

Austin City Limits (ACL) offers viewers unparalleled access to featured acts in an intimate setting that provides a platform for artists to deliver inspired, memorable, full-length performances. Now in its 48th Season, the program is taped live before a concert audience from The Moody Theater in downtown Austin. Austin City Limits is the longest-running music series in television history and remains the only TV series to ever be awarded the National Medal of Arts. Since its inception, the groundbreaking music series has become an institution that’s helped secure Austin’s reputation as the Live Music Capital of the World. The historic Austin PBS Studio 6A, home to 36 years of ACL concerts, has been designated an official Rock & Roll Hall of Fame Landmark. In 2011, ACL moved to the new venue ACL Live at The Moody Theater in downtown Austin. ACL received a rare institutional Peabody Award for excellence and outstanding achievement in 2012.   

Austin City Limits is produced by Austin PBS and funding is provided in part by Dell Technologies, Workrise, the Austin Convention Center Department, Cirrus Logic and AXS Ticketing. Additional funding is provided by the Friends of Austin City Limits. Learn more about Austin City Limits, programming and history at acltv.com.

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CHRISTMASTIME IN ZURICH

For the holiday season, Zurich embraces the festive spirit with light installations, Christmas markets, pop-ups and festive treats around every corner. 

This year, travelers can stay at the HOTEL NOËL, a pop-up hotel experience now in its second year, running between November 25-December 26, 2022 with 10 rooms in 10 hotels individually designed by different artists, reflecting creative contemporary interpretations of the Christmas season under the theme of “The Christmas Paradox.” Artist duo huber.huber will transform a room at AMERON Zurich Bellerive au Lac into a beautiful night sky where guests can sleep under the Star of Bethlehem. At the Neues Schloss Privat Hotel Zurich, Veli & Amos will cover the ceiling with colored light slogans and drawings to create positive vibes; guests can even take home one of the light works as a gift. Hotel Rössli will be hosting Swiss-born multimedia artist Olaf Breuning, who will be displaying 15 drawings, each composed of various Christmas archetypes – such as Santa Claus and Christmas trees – seen from a completely new and unexpected perspective.

Each year, the city marks the start of the Christmas season with the “Lucy” Christmas lighting ceremony (named after the Beatles song, “Lucy in the Sky with Diamonds“) on Zurich’s main shopping street, Bahnhofstrasse, in which 12,000 specially cut glass LED crystals light up simultaneously, creating a vision of a sparkling starry sky. On the same night – this year falling on November 24, 2022 – the Christmas markets open and the holiday season is officially underway.

Each Christmas market in Zurich offers its own unique magical atmosphere. Christkindlimarkt at Zurich Main Station, which is the largest indoor Christmas market in Europe, features a 50-foot Christmas tree adorned with thousands of sparkling Swarovski crystals. Christmas Market Dorfli in Zurich’s Old Town is the city’s oldest Christmas market, featuring treats from fondue and raclette to artisanal crafts. Held in front of the Opera House, the Wienachtsdorf market hosts more than 100 market stalls with merchandise for all tastes, including glühwein and unique jewelry. A real crowd pleaser is the Christmas Market at Werdmühleplatz where various choirs from across the region line up in rows to create a “Singing Christmas Tree” and spread their holiday cheer through their repertoire of carols.

Visitors can take in the festive season by sampling local mulled wine at pop-up locations and cozy spots throughout the city, as well as taking a ride on the Fondue Tram, transporting guests in an old-fashioned tram through the city while enjoying delicious cheese fondue. Children can take a ride through the city center with St. Nicholas on the historical Christmas fairy tale tram, Marlitram, or venture to the elf village located on the terrace of the Opera House to find Santa Claus’s post office and a special Christmas market. Visitors can even go tobogganing in the middle of Zurich on the local mountain, Uetliberg.

Stuttgart's Christmas Market by Jean-Claude Winkler via 360 MAGAZINE

Stuttgart’s Christmas Markets

Stuttgart’s Christmas Markets Re-Open for the Perfect Holiday Weekend

After two years of being closed due to Covid, Stuttgart is reopening its famous Christmas market as will the nearby towns of royal Ludwigsburg and medieval Esslingen. Illuminations and Swabian fare delight visitors

Starting Wednesday, November 23 at 6:00 pm with a concert in the courtyard of the Old Palace, Stuttgart will re-open its beloved Christmas market. In heart of the old town between the New Palace, Schiller Square, the Old Palace, and the marketplace, the merry scene will unfold once again. It will be especially sweet after two years of being closed for Covid. Dating back to the early 17th century, Stuttgart’s market is one of Europe’s finest with 290 kiosks of handmade treasures, delicious foods, including its own Springerle stall and the dark, sweet Hutzelbrot, along with stunning light displays from the botanical garden down to the main square. 

One of the best parts about visiting Stuttgart before Christmas, is that you not only get one of Germany’s oldest and most established markets, but also two additional and distinctly different Christmas markets. The royal town of Ludwigsburg will start a day earlier and the elegant backdrop of the renaissance palace and gardens is a treat; while the medieval Christmas market at Esslingen will have your blood thrumming to the beat of the drums, the costumes, and fire jugglers. Scents of mulled wine, gingerbread and punch waft through the air accompanied by seasonal treats. 

Stuttgart Christmas Market

In Stuttgart, the painstakingly-decorated roofs of the stalls, from Santa Claus with his fluffy white beard to traditional Nativity figures or wonderful winter landscapes, never fail to delight. Each year visitors and a jury choose the best Christmas market stalls. Traditional Swabianspecialties and delicacies, include a “Springerle” stall selling not only the carved wooden molds needed to produce this traditional cookie, but also the aniseed-flavored biscuits themselves. And “Hutzelbrot” – a sweet fruit loaf made of dark yeast dough — is an absolute ‘must’ when strolling round the Christmas market. Children get their own special activities at the Children’s Christmas market with hands-on activities, a genuine miniature steam engine, and the live animals in the Nativity scene.

Another special addition is the Stuttgart Christmas Garden in the Wilhelma Zoological and Botanical Gardens which transform into a romantic fairy-tale wonderland with glittering light installations and audio-visual effects. The circular walk takes visitors past illuminated animal sculptures and laser animations in the redwood grove. 

Ludwigsburg Baroque Christmas Market

Around 150 stalls at the Ludwigsburg Baroque Christmas Market, could fulfil every Christmas stocking: glove puppets and music boxes, antique and modern Christmas tree decorations and much more besides are on offer. In addition to the traditional Christmas Market food, there are also Swabian specialties to delight the palate, such as Schupfnudeln (potato noodles) and “Holzofendinnede” – a delicacy similar to tarte flamb, baked in a wood-fired 

oven. The gingerbread at the Ludwigsburg Baroque Christmas Market is traditionally served fresh from the oven. The illuminations are no less special than the arrangement of the stalls, which reflect the symmetry and straight lines of Ludwigsburg’s streets and the gardens of its famous Baroque palace. In the evenings there’s atmospheric music to round off the day. 

Esslingen Christmas and Medieval Market

At Esslingen’s Medieval and Christmas market, merchants in historical costumes will peddle their wares just as they did hundreds of years ago. Dyers, felters, blacksmiths and glass blowers will demonstrate traditional crafts, and stilt walkers, jugglers, fire eaters and minstrels ply their trades around the more than 200 stalls. The concert of medieval music in St. Paul’s Cathedral and the atmospheric backdrop of timbered houses and romantic alleyways are what make Esslingen’s Christmas and Medieval Market an experience second to none. Various workshops are on offer: Visitors can learn the old market language, find out how to smoke food, take part in a stick-fighting course or produce their own tinder. The main highlight will take place on 21st December at the winter solstice, when visitors and market traders alike join in the popular torchlight procession up to the castle. Once they get there, the fire show begins and the winter is welcomed with drums and song. 

In general, the Christmas markets are open by 11 am and close around 8.30 pm, and even later on the weekends. The markets in Ludwigsburg and Esslingen open on Tuesday, November 22 and run through December 22 while Stuttgart’s market begins November 23 and runs to December 23. So, a long weekend will give you just enough time to visit all of the markets and enjoy their individual handicrafts, atmospheres, and delicacies. The towns of Ludwigsburg and Esslingen are only a 20-minute train ride from the city center.

Holiday weekend Plus

The city also has a great deal to offer in addition to its lovely Christmas markets! Some people say that you cannot get a better car experience outside of Stuttgart. The Mercedes Benz Museum, the Porsche Museum, the classic cars at MOTORWORLD, overnighting in a car-themed room, the Bertha Benz Route, and Daimler’s workshop are enough to make auto hearts beat a bit faster. Others get excited about the modern architecture, including the White Housing Estate, the new library, and the palaces and gardens. Many visitors appreciate the fine arts and history museums and evenings at the famous ballet and opera. Stuttgart has 7 Michelin stars but the small cafes and non-starred restaurants offer excellent local dishes. Surrounded by wine hills, the city always has excellent local varieties on tap, and you can enjoy delightful evenings in seasonal pubs in the wine hills. The shopping is luxurious and distinctive with many brands and stores that one does not find in the U.S. or Canada. Stuttgart is easily accessible from all major European cities by train and plane and hotels are plentiful.

www.stuttgarter-weihnachtsmarkt.de

www.christmas-garden.de/stuttgart/en

www.ludwigsburg.de

www.esslingen-marketing.de/en

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AREA15 × HALLOWEEN

AREA15, the immersive art and entertainment district located minutes from the Las Vegas Strip, announces its roster of Halloween weekend festivities and offerings. 

Celebrating Nevada Day – Tricks and Treats
Date: Friday, Oct. 28
Time: 12 to 5 p.m. 
Location: AREA15
Cost: Admission is complimentary and all ages are welcome to this event.
Description: This Nevada Day, families are invited to enjoy tricks and treats throughout AREA15 and SPINE-tingling surprises around every corner, including spooky delights, family-friendly fun and games and lots of candy. AREA15 will offer complimentary tricks-and-treats bags for children 12 years of age and younger. Costumes are encouraged. 

“The Rocky Horror Picture Show” Immersive Viewing Experience in the Portal
Date: Friday, Oct. 28
Time: Doors open at 10:30 p.m. 
Location: The Portal
Cost: General admission tickets are $44.95 per person and include one specialty cocktail; VIP tickets are $84.95 per person and include one specialty cocktail, front row premium seating and special participation props and prizes. Must be 21 or older to enter. Click here to purchase tickets.
Description: Prepare for a time warp as “The Rocky Horror Picture Show” makes its way to the Portal on Friday, Oct. 28. Guests will have a frightfully riotous night while sipping drinks and watching this 1975 musical comedy horror film by 20th Century Fox—the longest-running theatrical release in film history.

ScAREA15 Presents Halloween 2022: Gorgon City + Special Guests in the A-Lot
Date: Saturday, Oct. 29
Time: Doors open at 9 p.m.
Location: A-Lot 
Cost: Tickets start at $34.95 per person; VIP table packages for up to eight guests are also available. Must be 18 or older to attend and 21 or older to consume alcohol. Click here to purchase tickets.
Description: This Halloween weekend, come dressed to kill for a night of devilish fun and spooky delights as Gorgon City takes over the A-Lot alongside Moon Boots, Deeper Purpose and local support by Brett Rubin. ScAREA15 delivers bewitching thrills with haunting roaming performers and a costume contest with prizes.

Surf Curse: Live in the Portal
Date: Sunday, Oct. 30
Time: Doors open at 7 p.m. 
Location: The Portal
Cost: Tickets for this event are sold out. 
Description: Surf Curse’s Nick Rattigan and Jacob Rubeck have been crafting sounds spanning genres from punk to psych rock for nearly a decade. With new members Noah Kohll and Henry Dillon, the band brings together a collage of sounds on “Magic Hour,” their fourth LP and first release since signing with Atlantic Records. Featuring Rattigan on drums/vocals, Rubeck on guitar/vocals, Dillon on bass and Kohll on guitar, “Magic Hour” is a rock music exploration ranging from 70s rock to 90s alternative and 2010s-style indie.

AREA15 Industry Mondays
Dates: Monday, Oct. 31 
Location: Select venues throughout AREA15
Time: 8 p.m. to closing
Description: Guests are invited to dress in their best Halloween costumes during AREA15’s recently relaunched Industry Monday series. Attendees will feel the beats from Xenaa b2b Robyn Lee (All Night Long) as Batman and Robyn perform on the decks and underneath the glow of Oddwood Bar. There will also be a costume contest with prizes throughout the night. Every Industry Monday, locals can enjoy a 25 percent discount on select activations, experiences and libations inside AREA15 with local ID. Discounts during Industry Mondays apply to “Wink World: Portals Into The Infinite,” Museum Fiasco, Five Iron Golf, Illuiminarium and Dueling Axes, as well as food and drinks at The Beast by Todd English and Oddwood Bar. Find more information at www.AREA15.com/events. After 10 p.m., AREA15 is 21 years or older only.

ScAREA15 Halloween-Themed Cocktails
Date: Available throughout October
Location: Oddwood Bar and LIFTOFF Bar and Ride
Cost: $22 each
Description: All month long, AREA15 invites guests to sip on creepy concoctions at LIFTOFF Bar and Ride and Oddwood Bar. Revelers can enjoy four distinctive scAREA15 Halloween-themed cocktails including:

  • The Black Widow is a fruity martini black as night. This libation is crafted with Glacier 45 Huckleberry Vodka, Blue Curaçao, Chambord Liqueur and raspberry.
  • AREA15’s Horny Devil is a delicious martini made with BACARDÍ Black Rum, Cocchi Vermouth, cranberry and firewater bitters.
  • A sweet and tart Halloween cocktail, the Witches’ Brew is made with CÎROC Apple Vodka, Midori Liqueur, St. Germaine Elderflower Liqueur, simple syrup and fresh lemon.
  • Brilliant in color and served with gummy brains, the Zom-B margarita features Casamigos Blanco Tequila, Blue Curaçao, agave and fresh lime. 

ABOUT AREA15 LAS VEGAS
AREA15, located minutes from the Las Vegas Strip, represents the world’s first purpose-built immersive entertainment district offering live events, distinctive attractions, interactive art installations, extraordinary design elements, unique retail, ground-breaking technology, bars and eateries and much more. AREA15’s curated mix of dynamic destinations—including Meow Wolf’s Omega Mart, Lost Spirits Distillery, Illuminarium, Dueling Axes, Five Iron Golf, The Beast by Todd English, Wink World: Portals Into the Infinite, Museum Fiasco, Virtualis VR, Emporium Arcade Bar and many more—represents what’s next in experiential entertainment. With a robust, ever-changing roster of concerts, events, immersive art exhibitions, out-of-this-world nightlife and boundary-pushing production shows, AREA15 attracts visitors of all ages. 

AREA15 has received numerous accolades, including being named “Best Immersive Art Experience” by USA Today 10 Best Readers’ Choice Travel Awards, one of “The 10 Most Innovative Urban Development and Real Estate Companies of 2020” by Fast Company, “Best Place for Your Instagram Shot” as well as “Best Attraction” for two consecutive years by Las Vegas Weekly Readers’ Choice Best of Vegas Awards, “Best Arts Hub” by Vegas Magazineclaiming the No. 1 spot in Blooloop’s “World’s Top 11 Immersive Art Experiences” and being included in Las Vegas Magazine’s Hall of Fame. 


Follow on Instagram and Twitter: @AREA15Official; Facebook: AREA15LasVegas and YouTube: AREA15

Made in America Music Art Festival in Philadelphia via 360 MAGAZINE

MADE IN AMERICA FESTIVAL

MADE IN AMERICA‘S CAUSE VILLAGE, POWERED BY SHEIN, GIVES FESTIVAL-GOERS THE OPPORTUNITY TO BE CHANGEMAKERS VIA 21 ON-SITE PHILANTHROPIC ORGANIZATIONS 

The Philanthropic Hub Returns for the Tenth Year featuring REFORM Alliance, Share Food Program, Dare 2 Hope, and more

The highly anticipated JAY-Z curated two-day festival (Sept 3-4), Made in America, announced the 21 philanthropic organizations participating in their annual social good hub, Cause Village Powered by SHEIN, today. 
 
The music festival has held advocacy at its core since 2012, averaging 20,000 social actions taken each year. Organizations for the 2022 Cause Village focus on an array of causes, ranging from animal welfare, arts & culture, criminal & social justice reform, education, youth development, health & wellness, and voter rights, and more. 
 
Cause Village has continued to make an impact on not only the Made in America festival and attendees, but in the greater Philadelphia community,” said Dania Diaz, Managing Director, Team Roc. “We are really looking forward to giving these Cause Village organizations another opportunity to be involved in this effort to engage and bring awareness to the issues that affect our everyday lives.” 
 
This year marks Made in America‘s 10th year of performances, boasting a powerful and diverse lineup with headliners Bad Bunny and Tyler, The Creator. Since its inception, the festival has brought the biggest names in music and up-and-coming superstars to the City of Brotherly Love, while remaining rooted in the city’s culture. The festival has generated over $150 million in economic impact for the city of Philadelphia since its inception in 2012. 
 
“Share Food Program is excited to be with Made in America this year as we’ll be able to share our goals with the rest of the Philadelphia community,” said George Matysik, Executive Director of Share Food Program. “We’re thrilled to be able to be involved in such an engaging environment as we’ll be able to form meaningful connections with other passionate people in the community.” 
 
“We are looking forward to being present at the festival this year to raise awareness on breaking the stigmas surrounding mental health while promoting a healthy lifestyle,” said Sarah-Ashley Andrews, MS, Founder of Dare 2 Hope. “Music is a helpful tool in managing mental health and a positive way to build a solid foundation through hobbies and the connections we make along the way.” 
 
Current list of Cause Village organizations with more to be included: 

For the latest on the Made in America Festival visit HERE and their social channels, @miafest on Instagram, @miafest on TikTok, @MIAFestival on Twitter and @MadeInAmericaFest on Facebook. 

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SKAM × EL CRISTIANO

On August 23, Tuesday night, Skam Land event, which was hosted by Tyga and SKAM Summer Music festival featuring El Cristiano Tequila were held at The Highlight Room.

SKAM Summer Music Summit took place August 21-23, 2021 in Hollywood, CA. The Summit took over the entire 178-room Dream Hollywood, along with fun filled events utilizing the hotel’s Highlight Room rooftop as well as neighboring venues around town. 

Guests sipped on El Cristiano Tequila, while listening to live performances, music and danced the night away. The Music x Tech x Influencer conference-style celebration on August 21st and 23rd, included over 500 DJs,  plus top radio programmers and execs. El Cristiano Tequila featured SKAM SILVER, and EL CRISTIANO PLATINUM specialty cocktails.

El Cristiano Tequila SILVER, REPOSADO and ANEJO were served at SKAM SUMMER SUMMIT

  • Clase Silver Tequila – El Cristiano Silver, its foundation, boasts unrivaled complexity and depth with coil copper stills imparting a pure, clean taste and full mouth roundness. A full body with bright, silver hues and defined legs. Subtly sweet cooked agave aromas with hints of butter, notes of mature fruit, and spicy hints of Bay Leaf and Rosemary.
  • Clase Reposado Tequila – El Cristiano Reposado, 6 months barrel aged. By aging their Silver batches in American Oak casks for 6 months, their Reposado develops a subtle layer of whiskey-like oaky flavors, aromas and complexities.
  • El Cristiano Black: Clase Extra Anejo Tequila – El Cristiano extra aged Anejo, 3 years barrel aged in American Oak barrels to create a luxurious sipping tequila of unrivaled complexity.

About El Cristiano:

Introducing El Cristiano, the world’s finest and additive free ultra premium tequila, made by third generation master tequila makers from the finest Jalisco Highlands Blue Agave.  El Cristiano is dedicated to producing the purist tequila with no additives – (85% of tequila today has sugars and thickeners added) – with a high focus on harvesting only mature agave aged at least five years and certain sizing through sustainable agriculture practices. By establishing this process, they have eliminated the need for additives which would change the true essence of 100% Highlands Blue Weber Agave.

About SKAM Summer Music Festival

Created by Sujit Kundu, the founder and CEO of S.K.A.M. Artist and Skam Division (A Top DJ, Radio Programming and Music Artist Booking Agency), the Summit will coincide with his annual birthday blowout, which has become a much-buzzed about annual celebration.  DJs from all around the world will be streaming direct from Dream Hollywood and other venues around LA, to be announced soon, with hundreds of DJs and notable artists in attendance. His roster includes everyone from Samantha Ronson to DJ Irie to Lil Jon to Eric Dlux to Harm Franklin along with DJ Five, Justin Credible and newcomers to the roster like Angie Vee.

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POP MONTREAL 21st  EDITION

POP Montreal 21st edition is just weeks away. It’s time to get excited! The notion of “going back to normal” isn’t really POP Montreal‘s jam. They will forever be moving forward, doing their best to care of their community and create spaces that allow for all kinds of voices to come together. One of the lessons they’ve learned over the “panini” is that being in relation with each other is the essential ingredient of culture. So let’s come together and experience the most delicious musical sandwich the city can offer. It’s thrilled to fill in the festival palette with all kinds of awesome gems. Adding to the previously announced festival headliners (including Allison Russell, Tortoise, The Linda Lindas, Cymande, Wayne Snow, Lydia Képinski, Martha Wainwright, Haru Nemuri), it is pleased to announce over 100 more artists who will be performing at the festival this year. There will be tons of new discoveries and familiar faces including the visionary electro pop boss Tess Roby, post pow wow experimentalist Joe Rainey, Latinx pop princess Isabella Lovestory, Toronto’s rap maverick Witch Prophet, Indigenous futurists and Polaris shortlist favourites Ombiigizi, Montreal’s post classical icon’s Esmerine, the catchy catchiness of hitmaker maxime., the electric punk pop songstress Sophia Bel and lots, lots more

Art POP
At Projet Casa and Rialto

Art POP will be hosting its annual group exhibition (for the first time at Project Casa gallery) alongside several satellite events that will bring film screenings, literary readings and workshops into various spaces surrounding POP Quarters in Mile End.  

//At a distance – from within//, presented at the Project Casa gallery
in the Plateau from Sept 15 to Oct 2.
At a distance from within is an exhibition that examines the exercise of placemaking within a diasporic context, while also connecting this theme to ecological allegories in relationality. In its Greek etymology, diaspora refers to the ancient Greek “dia speiro”, which translates “to sow over.” Originating from Jewish history and identity, the word has been expanded to define those who have been dispersed from a common origin. //At a distance – from within// draws from the allegory of the seed as an entity that creates a sense of rhizomatic placemaking. This relational form of placemaking refers then to the flourishing of communities, practices, and exchanges that come from diverse and multiple diasporas. 

With the work of : Holly Chang, Jin Heewoong, Joyce Joumaa, Kuh del Rosario, Laura Acosta and Santiago Tavera, Melissa Raymond and René Sandín, My-Van Dam, Natalia Lasalle-Morillo and Sofía Gallisá Muriente, Par Nair, Santiago Tamayo Soler, et Vanessa Godden.

Aside from the exhibition at Project Casa, Art POP will be partnering with Projet Tabloïde to present artwork from Toronto-based artist Holly Chang in the corner of Mont-Royal and Saint Hubert.

Expozine and Art POP present //LECTURES POP READS, 5th edition / / 
Sept 28 – 19h, Rialto Theatre

An evening of readings presenting the work of French and English Montreal publishers, as part of POP Montreal 2022.

LOVE (Québec) and Art POP present //Time Metaphor//
Sept 28 – Oct 2 – Studio Rialto.
Art POP is also thrilled to renew its collaboration with LOVE (Québec)  a non-profit organization which seeks to support youth with programs that teach them about healthy relationships, building emotional intelligence, and that help them overcome the challenges they face. For this year’s LOVE and POP Montreal collaboration, a creative workshop was led by artists Dayna Danger and Megan kanerahtenha:wi Whyte. The young participating artists created a triptych to represent the past, present, and future relationships between humanity and nature across time, as well as the need for compassion towards the environment, oneself, and others.

Find Art POP Program details here

Film POP 
at Cinema Moderne and Entrepôt 77

Music films are having a moment. Cannon fodder in the streaming wars, they’re being hastily purchased, packaged and released by platforms big and small to give you something to watch while folding your laundry. With this edition of Film POP, we are overjoyed to present, in 10 screenings, works that merit the trip to the cinema. You can expect this year’s best in music documentary filmmaking*, as well as recent restorations of woefully underseen gems. Don’t miss the PHI Foundation’s guest program, always a Film POP highlight, and our closing film, preceded by a new work from Asinnajaq!
*Some of our music documentary filmmaking will be presented for the first time in Quebec and Canada!

//Getting it Back: The Story of Cymande//
Tim MacKenzie-Smith | Royaume-Uni, 2022 | 89 min
28 SEPT, 18h00, Cinéma Moderne

Québec Premiere

//The Offenders//
Beth B, Scott B | États-Unis, 1980 | 100 min
29 SEPT, 18h00, Cinéma Moderne – New Restoration!

//Nothing Compares// (Sinead O’Connor)
Kathryn Ferguson | Irlande / Royaume-Uni, 2022 | 97 min 
30 SEPT, 18h00, Cinéma Moderne – Québec Premiere

//Phi Screening// 30 SEPT, 20H15, Cinéma Moderne

//Cesária Évora//
Ana Sofia Fonseca | Portugal, 2022 | 94 min
1 OCT, 13H15, Cinéma Moderne – Québec Premiere

DOUBLE BILL:
//Calliari, QC//
Anita Aloisio | Canada, 2022 | 48 min
//For Real//
Ugo Mangin | France, 2022 | 54 min
1 OCT, 15H30, Cinéma Moderne

//In the Court of the Crimson King//
Toby Amies | Royaume-Uni, 2022 | 86 min
1 OCT, 18H, Cinéma Moderne – Canada Premiere

//Mija//
Isabel Castro | États-Unis, 2022 | 85 min
2 OCT, 13H15, Cinéma Moderne

//Alma’s Rainbow//
Ayoka Chenzira | États-Unis, 1994 | 89 min
2 OCT, 15H30, Cinéma Moderne – New Restoration!

//Buffy Sainte-Marie: Carry It On//
Madison Thomas | Canada, 2022 | 91 min
2 OCT, 18H, Cinéma Moderne – Québec Premiere

+ Asinnajaq’s new film. More details coming soon!!!

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POP Symposium
Sept 28 to Oct 2, Rialto Theater

Every year, POP Symposium brings people together to discuss the most pressing issues facing the music industry. With the major challenges of the last few years, we need to come together both as a community and an industry to chart exciting new collective futures. 

This year’s POP Symposium‘s new director Eve Parker Finlay presents an inspiring suite of hands-on workshops and panel discussions aimed at empowering the next generation of artists to build sustainable careers. Come participate in the “Do-It-Together” day of workshops about everything from syncing to writing grants, or join a full day of sessions focused on the climate crisis and music. Across the 5 themes of the symposium– (Day 1)Do-It-Together day, (Day 2)Social Media, (Day 3)Community & Wellness, (Day 4)Climate Justice, and (Day 5)Technology–there’s an opportunity for all artists, community members, and industry professionals to connect and learn something new. 

Welcome to POP Symposium. We’re so excited to learn with you.

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Kids POP 

Sunday, Oct 2, Entrepôt 77

Butterfly Puppet Workshop 11:30 am – 1 pm

For anyone who has ever wondered: what is it like to be a butterfly? This workshop will provide art activities for kids of all ages to contribute to the building of a butterfly puppet large enough to embody. Join us at Entrepot77 for a collaborative puppet-building workshop where we will bring a butterfly to life- not from a chrysalis, but from mostly recycled materials. Stick around to watch our puppet fly and let its wings lead us to Socalled’s puppet show at 1pm.

Socalled & Friends: TIME – THE 4th SEASON – 1 pm
After a wildly successful performance at the Kampnagel Festival in Hamburg Germany,  Socalled and friends will entertain us with a taste of their loveable puppet musical, THE SEASON. Expect some fuzzy puppets and musical magic! 

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HEAD IN THE CLOUDS

88rising, in partnership with Goldenvoice and the nationally renowned 626 Night Market, announces the food & beverage lineup for 2022 Head In The Clouds Music & Arts Festival on August 20th & 21st at Brookside at the Rose Bowl in Pasadena, CA.

For the fourth year, 88rising welcomes back the eclectic 626 Night Market, the largest night market in the United States, as a food curator for the festival. This year’s offerings include All Dat Dim Sum, Baozza, Shake Ramen, Tao’s Bao, TOKYO YAKISOBA, Bobaful, Chick N Skin, Chimmelier, Flavor Fusions Cafe, Luckyball Korean BBQ, Takoyaki Tanota, and Waffleland.
Dietary information will be available on the festival website.

In addition to the 626 Night Market food experience, Head In The Clouds will feature popular Los Angeles restaurants such as Bang Bang Noodles, Boba Guys, and Bopomofo Cafe alongside Sweetfin, Monty’s Good Burger, The Drunken Dumpling, Cocodealers, Must Love and more.

Longtime 88rising partner Johnnie Walker Blended Scotch Whisky returns for the third year to bring attendees 21+ festival-inspired whisky cocktails. Back by popular demand is a new take on last year’s Black Label and boba tea cocktail that will be served exclusively at the Johnnie Walker & Sons Cocktail Grocer Bar. Additional festival partners include Toyota, GUESS, Microsoft, and Year Of.

This year’s installment of Head In The Clouds features a star-studded lineup including show- stopping performers from Jackson Wang (Magic Man Experience), NIKI, Rich Brian, Yebi Labs (Joji DJ Set), BIBI, Jay Park, CHUNG HA, mxmtoon, the debut of Audrey Nuna + Deb Never’s joint project, eaJ, ATARASHII GAKKO!, MILLI, and many more. Read more about Head In The Clouds 2022 via Billboard HERE.

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YOUNG FRANCO – LIKE THAT

There is a special energy created when a rapper and stellar producer have an undeniable synergy. Sydney/Eora based Young Franco and US based rapper Pell are becoming an international duo that perfectly tap into and reflect the power of collaboration, now releasing their 4th collaborative effort “Like That” alongside fellow Perth raised, Berlin producer Jafunk. Listen HERE.

Sonically, Young Franco and Jafunk combine to create a track that reflects the golden era of club driven rap music, pioneered in Virginia by production greats including Pharrell, The Neptunes and Timbaland. Its bounce-ready percussion runs perfectly with quickly strummed guitars and a slapping bass line. On the top line front, Pell is in no rush to get his slick bars off, gliding over the beat with an elegance and class before riding it out with an infectious hook its final third.

Young Franco and Pell have a track record of creating successful musical outings. Their first outing, Juice spent 9 weeks at the #1 position on Spotify’s flagship indie playlist Front Left, BBC Radio 1 Spins from Annie Mac and Molly King, as well as featuring as Zane Lowe‘s ‘Next Wave’ artist on Beats1. Then followed Fallin’ Apart alongside Denzel Curry, which featured as the soundtrack for an Apple Airpods campaign, which was viewed over 4 million times. It also sat at #1 on the US Shazam discovery Chart for 4 weeks and has seen over 5 million likes on TikTok and 700 million views.

Jafunk enters the equation with distinct swagger and energy. The Perth raised; Berlin based producer has become renowned in local circles for his funky & soulful take on traditional house music. His remix of Set Mo‘s Chasing Forever has achieved over 5 million streams, with his follow up songs receiving millions on plays being hosted on tastemaker channels including Majestic Casual, The Sound You Need and Selected.

Young Franco‘s past two years have been his biggest yet. He’s currently sitting on over 135 million streams across all singles to date, with over 1 million monthly listeners on Spotify. In that period of time he sound tracked the new-look Australian Football League, and has received global sync’s for brands including Apple, Starbucks, Topshop and Kia. Currently, he’s touring the United States and has locked in massive festival slots at Lollapalooza, Falls Festival, Spilt Milk & Lost Paradise.

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Martin Garrix & DallasK – Loop

On July 15, 2022, mega-producers Martin Garrix and DallasK join forces with acclaimed singer-songwriter Sasha Alex Sloan on the melodic new single Loop,”  released via Astralwerks. Throbbing with emotion, the infectious track is an anthem for anyone who’s ever been unable to break free from an endless cycle of break-ups and make-ups. 

The surreal official video for Loop, available later today, finds a woman embarking on what seems to be just another night on the town. As she moves through the busy streets and colorful clubs of Las Vegas, she encounters Garrix and DallasK on the dreamy journey. But each time the night seems at an end, she finds herself back where she started and the evening begins again, leaving her hopelessly stuck in a loop. The video was directed by  Damian Karsznia, who has helmed numerous videos for Garrix

Martin Garrix says, “I have been playing this song in my sets for quite some time now and the crowds’ responses have been great. I loved working with Dallas and I’m super stoked to finally release this one!” 

DallasK adds, “‘Loop’ is the long-time coming collaboration between Martin Garrix and myself. We met forever ago and I remixed his single ‘in the name of love’ in 2016. It’s a deeper song for both of us, topped with the unmistakable vocal of Sasha Alex Sloan, one of my favorite collaborators, who always brings her unique perspective to any song she writes. It has all the right ingredients to form both a summer banger and break up anthem. I hope you like it!”

Sasha Alex Sloan says, ”I loved writing this song and I’m so glad it’s finally out!” 

Garrix, who took the No. 1 spot on DJ Mag’s Top 100 DJs list for three consecutive years, recently released his first ever club album, Sentio, which includes collaborations with Zedd, DubVision, Mesto, Brooks, Julian Jordan and Matisse&Sadko, among others. His summer tour, which includes residencies in Ibiza and Las Vegas, will take him to some of the summer’s biggest festivals, including Electric Zoo, Tomorrowland, Colours of Ostrava, and Veld Music Festival.

DallasK launched 2022 with a series of massive collaborations – writing and producing songs for such artists as Christina Aguilera, Ozuna, Lauv, Nicky Jam, Manuel Turizo, Stray Kids, Gryffin and more. Flaunt hailed him as “the definition of a hitmaker” in  this feature, which delves into the making of his recent single, “Try Again” ft. Lauv.

Sloan recently released her sophomore album, I Blame The World, featuring the singles “WTF,” “I Blame The World,” and “Adult.”