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Esther Perbandt Q×A

By: Kai Yeo

Born in Berlin, Esther Perbandt studies fashion design at the Berlin University of the Arts and polished a master’s degree in Fashion and Textile Design in Paris. In 2020, she made it to the finals of international designer show “Making The Cut” with Heidi Klum and Tim Gunn, supported by Naomi Campbell.

Not only is she a contemporary fashion designer, but also a visionary, performer, and mistress of ceremonies. Esther Perbandt describes her fashion as an act of (post)feminism irrespective of gender: personality, autonomy and individuality are at the center of her avant-garde style. The non-binary silhouette is deconstructed and reframed with classical menswear details, however, maintaining timeless aspects of elegance and style.

360 MAGAZINE had the pleasure of corresponding with Esther to learn about her inspiration, goals, and much more. Read on to find out her answers!

What/who are your biggest inspirations?

The joy of life is my greatest inspiration. This motor is so big that I can’t imagine running out of ideas at some point. I like doing two things for a living: sleeping and dancing. Many ideas come to me when I fall asleep or wake up and when I can dance without restraint.

How did Making The Cut (MTC) change your view of the fashion industry? 

When I studied fashion design in Berlin and Paris in the nineties and early noughties, the term “digitalization” was not really an issue in the fashion industry. I founded my own label over 17 years ago, which has grown very slowly on its own. Until I took part in MTC, I didn’t have an online shop, or only one that didn’t work. But I knew that if my brand was to survive the next 30 years, I had to change and become more digital. Who should I learn from, if not the biggest?

From a show like MTC of course you don’t only learn, you see what’s possible with a lot of money. But if you manage to transfer what you have experienced and seen at the highest level and translate it to your very own DNA, you can take the next steps. I don’t think there is a right or a wrong way in the fashion industry. There are an incredible number of individual paths. Depending on what the goal is.

After coming back from the MTC shoot, I didn’t do anything creative for 8 months, I just prepared business-wise for the airing of MTC: New website, new online store, new strategy. Today, I work with my pattern maker with avatars and digital fittings. This saves us a lot of time and resources.

How has the newly found attention changed/shaped you?

The new attention was a boon for my brand to finally grow. Many things have become a little easier professionally. But the pandemic probably slowed down the speed of this growth a bit and still does. Personally, I only got a limited amount of that attention. When the first season of MTC came out, which I was part of the cast of, the world went into its first hard lockdown. For months, I just worked a lot with my small team and sent packages all over the world every day, but especially to the US, without having the opportunity to meet many people. Germany is a grateful or ungrateful country, depending on how you take it, when it comes to addressing public figures. In the meantime, I had the feeling that hardly anyone in Germany had seen the show.

You were unsure about whether or not to take part in Making The Cut. How do you feel about it now?

Yes, I was indeed very unsure when I received the first request to participate in MTC 1. For 16 years, I had been flying the flag for a freer, more unconventional and uncommercial way in the fashion industry, which also had a stronger connection to art. I felt it wasn’t for me or would betray my brand. But quite the opposite. It was the best decision I made for my business, but also for my life in general. In the last three years, since shooting MTC 1, I have learnt an incredible amount and finally started to build a sustainable foundation for my brand. Every path in the fashion industry is very individual and mine is probably also an atypical one. But it’s fun to see myself making strategic and business decisions in a very different way now and to see that the word “commercial” is not a dirty word for me.

Do you have any moments in your career you look back to often?

Oh yes, of course. I often think today where I got the strength to hold out for so long and to go through all the deep valleys. For many years I called my studio the “Palace of Tears”. Every few days there were tears because I felt like I was standing on the spot or because it was financially on the brink. But somewhere deep inside me, I always believed that it would work out and become easier one day.

How would you describe your design aesthetic?

The signature of my brand has developed from the three cities in which I have lived in and which have been very important and inspiring for me: Berlin, Moscow and Paris.

Berlin, as the city where I was born, the city divided over the years with a great historical history, with its roughness, toughness, punk, subculture, snootiness. Moscow, with its avant-garde of the 1920s, the constructivists, high-necked, the uniforms and the austerity. And then of course Paris, as the city that gave me the finishing touch, the elegance, the femininity, and the glamor.

This special mix and the reduction to the color “black,” is meant to give my wearers a strength and make them grow. The focus on details should make the viewer curious to take a closer look at clothing.

What are the biggest challenges you have faced as a designer?

It has always been both a curse and a blessing that I have had to fight my own way through, especially financially. This has extremely slowed down the growth of my brand, but at the same time it has given me the chance and the time to carefully develop my signature and the DNA and to look closely at what I really want.

Do you think your surroundings and environment play a part in how you choose your designs?

Yes, definitely. As a creative, you unconsciously absorb everything you come across. I love observing people and thinking about why they wear the clothes they do. What identity do they have, and which one do they want to slip into? Dealing directly with my customers in the shop every day has of course influenced my choice of designs. Since MTC, I do a lot of styles in larger sizes and now a lot of women come and have my collection pieces made to measure. That’s a big market.

What are the next goals for your brand?

The USA has become my main sales market in the last two years. The next goal would be to open my own shop in New York for a while and then also produce locally so that customers who buy online don’t have to pay customs and the high shipping costs.

In fashion Esther Perbandt will continue to explore various paths, especially in creating haute couture looks for numerous events, as well as digging into costume design areas whenever projects allow for it.

It’s said that the future is unknown but at least with Esther Perbandt it will always continue to surprise and excite. We look forward to seeing more from her.

Eagles of Death Metal × Christmas

Today, November 19, UMe and Eagles Of Death Metal’s Jesse Boots Electric Hughes join forces to gift us all with Eagles of Death Metal Presents A Boots Electric Christmas, a six-track EP sure to bring much needed holiday cheer to the ears and hearts of every little girl and boy. The EP is available now on CD and all digital formats.

Hughes puts his signature aural alter-ego Boots Electric stamp on a half-dozen electrified interpretations of perennial holiday classics that include God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen, Put A Little Love In Your Heart, O Holy Night, Little Drummer Boy, and Little Town Of Bethlehem. The sonic highlight rounding out the EP is an extraordinary, and quite stirring, a cappella rendition of O Holy Night featuring Hughes and EODM bandmate Joshua Homme on vocals.

Just a few songs to warm your heart during Christmas time. I hope you like them. May Christmas bring peace to you all. Happy Hanukkah, Merry Christmas, Happy Holidays, I love you, and God bless you all. Hughes said of this new, winter-wonderful holiday EP.

Order Eagles of Death Metal Presents A Boots Electric Christmas HERE now.

Eagles of Death Metal are also pleased to announce the second leg of their upcoming 24th Anniversary Tour, which will take place across Europe next March & April. The previously announced first leg of the tour kicks off in Brighton, UK on November 22, 2021, with special guest Bones UK. Ticketing information can be found HERE.

Concertgoers will also be able to purchase bottles of Eagles of Death Metal: Shrieking in Tongues, EODM’s own brand of cherry-cola and habanero-flavored BBQ hot sauce as made by Dean of the Dead Hot Sauce. Shrieking in Tongues will be available for purchase onsite at each European venue as a tour-merch exclusive.

Eagles of Death Metal Presents A Boots Electric Christmas arrives just in time for the holidays, with six new recordings sure to arouse everyone’s holiday spirits. Order Eagles of Death Metal Presents A Boots Electric Christmas HERE.

EAGLES OF DEATH METAL PRESENTS A BOOTS ELECTRIC CHRISTMAS

[CD + digital]

God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen

Put A Little Love In Your Heart

O Holy Night

Little Drummer Boy

Little Town Of Bethlehem

O Holy Night (A Cappella)

EAGLES OF DEATH METAL: THE 24TH ANNIVERSARY TOUR 2021-22 EUROPEAN TOUR DATES (WITH SPECIAL GUESTS BONES)

2021

November 22              Brighton, UK                           Chalk

November 23              Cardiff, Wales                         Tramshed

November 24              Newcastle, UK                         University

November 26              Birmingham, UK                      02 Institute

November 27              Dublin, Ireland                        Academy

November 28              Belfast, Ireland                       Limelight

November 29              Glasgow, Scotland                 SWG3 Galzanisers

December 1                Leeds, UK                              Beckett University

December 2                London, UK                            Roundhouse

December 3                Nottingham, UK                      Rock City

December 5                Manchester, UK                      02 Ritz

December 6                Bristol, UK                               02 Academy

2022

March 19                     Zurich, Switzerland                 Komplex

March 20                     Stuttgart, Germany                 LKA-Longhorn

March 21                     Milan, Italy                               Alcatraz

March 22                     Vienna, Austria                       Simm City

March 24                     Budapest, Hungary                 Akvarium Klub

March 25                     Zagreb, Croatia                      Culture Factory

March 27                     Prague, Czech Republic         Lucerna Music Bar

March 28                     Munich, Germany                   Backstage Werk

March 30                     Bremen, Germany                  Modernes

March 31                     Copenhagen, Denmark          Amager Bio

April 1                          Oslo, Norway                          Sentrum Scene

April 2                          Gothenburg, Sweden              Pustervik

April 4                          Stockholm, Sweden                Slaktkrykan

April 6                          Tallinn, Estonia                       Helitehas

April 7                          Riga, Latvia                            Palladium

April 9                          Warsaw, Poland                     Stodola

April 10                        Berlin, Germany                     Huxleys

April 11                        Hamburg, Germany                Fabrik

April 13                        Manster, Germany                  Skaters Palace

April 14                        Amsterdam, Netherlands        Melkweg

April 16                        Cologne, Germany                 Live Music Hall

April 18                        Besancon, France                  La Rodia

April 20                        Barcelona, Spain                    Razzmatazz

April 21                        Madrid, Spain                         Sala La Riviera

April 22                        Lisbon, Portugal                     Coliseum

April 23                        Santiago, Spain                      Sala Capitol

April 25                        Bordeaux, France                   La Krakatoa

April 26                        Paris, France                          Olympia

April 27                        Antwerp, Belgium                    Trix

April 28                        Luxembourg, Luxembourg       Den Atelier

April 30                        Blandford Forum, UK               Teddy Rocks Festival

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L’Freaq – Showgirl EP

L’FREAQ SHARES OF BATTLE CRY TITLE TRACK FROM UPCOMING EP SHOWGIRL OUT NOW

WATCH SHOWGIRL (LIVE & UNPLUGGED) HERE

WATCH LYRIC VIDEO HERE | LISTEN HERE

NEW DARK SYNTH-POP EP SHOWGIRL DUE OUT SEPTEMBER 23, 2021 VIA POSITION MUSIC

PRE-SAVE HERE

Fans of FKA Twigs and Banks would be remiss not to check out synth-pop enchantress L’Freaq – Billboard

L’FREAQ’s blend of gothic sensibilities and sultry soulfulness manages to continually hit the marks of bona de pop bangers. – NYLON

LA-based dark-synth pop artist, L’FREAQ, shares her live and unplugged version of her battle cry title track, Showgirl, from her sophomore EP, Showgirl, due out on September 23, 2021 via Position Music. She also recently shared a lyric video of the single. The word power stands boldly takes its place in front of the red curtain in the lyric video, and in the new live version — L’FREAQ’s voice alone is full of potent, passionate energy. Her raw performance, only accompanied by an acoustic guitar, proves every lyric’s realness in every note. On the new video, she says:

A big goal of mine with the singles from this EP was to show that they could sound great stripped back with just guitar and vocal. Sometimes I want to hear what something sounds like at its bare bones. I am grateful for the guitar stylings of Alejandro Amezquita and the directing and editing skills of Kevin Erickson, who also worked on the other two videos from this series.

Furthering the story from the debut single and music video for Gimmick, it’s clear that the upcoming EP is absolutely stacked with metaphor, all-star fashion, witchy babe vibes and an important message about the role media plays with children — especially young women. L’FREAQ is turning trauma into triumph, tapping into her heart and getting out of her head.

From puppet to powerhouse (just like in The Gimmick video), L’FREAQ breaks free of the monotony and shreds through the brainwashed stereotypes, as she literally shreds on a guitar. Gimmick showed L’FREAQ embodying themes of resiliency in a time of self-doubt, combining heart-pounding beats with passionate lyrics about believing in the power that everyone inherently owns and nobody else can take away. It also emphasizes L’FREAQ’s expansive robust range (Refinery29), which is also on full display in her recent live and unplugged version of Gimmick. This new track follows in those footsteps and takes it further into a deeper love of music, family and personal freedom.

Having recently performed for Backline’s Set Break live stream alongside Alanis Morissette, Tom Morello, Ben Folds, Sara Bareilles and more to raise funds and awareness for mental health services to be distributed to music industry for free, L’FREAQ has been a champion for her community. This song is another chapter of that consistent commitment to rise up and bring people with her.

L’FREAQ, continues to remain an open book of emotions for fans as she lays out her own experience with rejection and struggles with mental health. L’FREAQ belts, Got the courage to be vulnerable, got the guts to wear the crown, cause I dare to bare it all, I refuse to water down, as a testament of truthfulness and self-confidence even when it’s hard. Intimacy on this level allows L’FREAQ to push the storyline forward when it comes to believing in dreams as a reality, especially in the face of adversity. NYLON says, Look at L’FREAQ, draped in jewels and Cleopatra-esque eye makeup; then look a little harder. Behind the artifice, integrity abounds.

L’FREAQ is all about being inclusive, and she is outspoken when it comes to defending the underdog. As an ally of everyone on the spectrum of gender and sexuality, bullies, racists and sexists are not allowed in L’FREAQ’s kingdom. She also shows her love for those closest to her, by highlighting their work: namely her fashion photographer mom, Kelly Cappelli (as seen in Vogue), who does all the photography and artwork for L’FREAQ.

The new release follows L’FREAQ’s debut EP, Weird Awakenings, which played with themes of self-discovery, as well as her 2021 single Make Me Move. Armed with a full book of poetry, L’FREAQ took pieces of her work and composed songs with Mike Irish, who also produced and mixed the EP at Shifted Recording Studios. The EP was mastered by Stuart Hawkes at Metropolis London Music. They took their time in discovering a sound that felt genuine, one that explored all the raw places she had been longing to find. Together, they created a modern amalgamation of L’FREAQ’s dark, thoughtful poetry and her raw musical instincts, which inevitably alchemized into songs that are all at once aggressive, sensual and moving.

Having shared a stage with ABBA, India.Arie and Jakob Dylan, it’s important to note her live performance prowess, even without tour dates on the books (speaking of longing). L’FREAQ played a packed NYC performance debut at SoHo House, and channeled Britney Spears (especially during her ferocious Toxic cover), Nick Cave and Beats Antique vibes. The Deli Magazine later dubbed her NYC’s Favorite Emerging Artist. She’s also currently playing Amy Winehouse in Las Vegas show 27, and has been featured on the news several times for her iconic portrayal of Winehouse, who inspired her to sing in the first place, leaving audiences moved to tears from the experience.

With over 500k streams, 240K plays on YouTube, and songs featured in Riverdale, Playboy, Netflix’s Dating Around, Good Trouble, FBI, The Voice, City on a Hill and more, all born from her 5-song debut EP, it’s safe to say this follow-up EP is highly anticipated. Stay tuned for more visual components to follow, along with brand new singles. Showgirl is on the way.

Track listing: SHOWGIRL EP

  1. Gimmick
  2. Showgirl
  3. Take You Down
  4. LOUD
  5. Nothing on Me

PREVIOUS RELEASES BY L’FREAQ:

LISTEN TO MAKE ME MOVE HERE

WATCH NEW SKIN HERE

LISTEN TO WEIRD AWAKENINGS EP: HERE

WATCH WEIRD AWAKENINGS VIDEO: HERE

WATCH MOONLIGHT VIDEO: HERE

L’FREAQ is the alias of Brooklyn and LA-based singer/songwriter Lea Cappelli, who crafts songs inspired by pop and R&B but with a biting edge. Some highlights of her career include performing privately for Muhammad Ali, sharing the stage with Jakob Dylan, and performing with Grammy-winning artist India.Arie.

L’FREAQ released her EP, Weird Awakenings, to critical acclaim in October 2018 and was voted one of NYLON’s 20 Best Releases. The EP has also garnered radio play and enthusiastic reviews in the US, UK, Europe, and Australia. Her second music video was premiered by Billboard while her most recent music video, New Skin, was released exclusively through NYLON which noted integrity abounds throughout.

Playboy recently used the title track Weird Awakenings in its groundbreaking video of actor Ezra Miller, while another song from the EP, I’ve Become a Thief has been featured in the trailer for the CW’s hit show Riverdale. L’FREAQ was recently voted NYC’s Favorite Emerging Artist in an open poll sponsored by The Deli Magazine, and can be seen this fall on her upcoming west coast tour in support of the Weird Awakenings EP.

For more information on L’FREAQ, please visit their website, Instagram, Facebook, Twitter, Soundcloud and Spotify.

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Jeremy Zucker – Cry with You

JEREMY ZUCKER DROPS NEW SONG CRY WITH YOU

MORE NOISE !!!! FALL 2021 NORTH AMERICAN TOUR ON SALE NOW

LISTEN HERE

WATCH VISUALIZER HERE

Platinum-Certified singer, songwriter, and producer Jeremy Zucker reveals his latest song, Cry with you, from his forthcoming new album—listen HERE and watch the visualizer HERE!

On Cry with you, Jeremy’s voice echoes through soft acoustic guitar and lo-fi D.I.Y. beats. The track culminates on a tearful promise, Darling, I’ll cry with you. His intensely emotional lyrics and raw delivery captivate with honesty and illuminate another side of his ever-evolving vision as part of this next chapter.

Jeremy says, six or so months ago, one of my best friends was going through hell. i was living in new york, they were in la. we would facetime every couple days, just for them to cry and vent to me about the shittiness of what they were going through. i was doing my best to be there for them without actually being there, and it didn’t feel like i was doing enough. one day i blurted out, ‘if i can’t be there with you, i’ll just cry with you.’ of course it turned into a song. check up on your friends.

Earlier this summer, Jeremy released his summertime anthems, 18 and HONEST, which have been praised by Billboard, Consequence, Entertainment Tonight, Ones To Watch, Variance Magazine, and more. He also announced his Fall 2021 MORE NOISE !!!! North American Tour, which kicks off on October 19th in Portland, OR and runs through the end of November, making stops at Los Angeles’ The Novo on October 27th, New York’s Terminal 5 on November 18th, and more—see the full list of tour dates below. Tickets are on sale now here.

Over the past year, Jeremy teamed up with Chelsea Cutler for the brent ii EP (2021) and released his debut album love is not dying (2020) to critical acclaim. He also performed singles on The Late Late Show with James Corden, The Late Show with Stephen Colbert’s #PlayAtHome series, and TODAY.

Stay tuned for more music and announcements to come from Jeremy Zucker!

ABOUT JEREMY ZUCKER

Jeremy Zucker’s music unfolds like the kinds of stories you share with your best friends. It’s that intimate, detailed, personal, and meaningful. This approach has cemented the New Jersey-born singer, songwriter, and producer as a quietly impactful voice for Gen Z—and beyond. Since emerging in 2015, he has amassed a staggering 5.3 billion global streams and sold 3 million albums. His catalog consists of definitive anthems, such as the Gold-Certified records talk is overrated feat. blackbear and all the kids are depressed and Platinum-Certified records you were good to me with Chelsea Cutler and the breakout comethru, which The FADER hailed as the intoxicating crush anthem that’s become his calling card. He has teamed up with likeminded visionary Chelsea Cutler for the collaborative EPs—brent [2019] and brent ii [2021]. His full-length debut, love is not dying, bowed in the Top 25 of the Billboard Top Album Sales Chart and garnered widespread praise. office magazine raved, the 13-track album reiterates Zucker’s penchant for honest reflections through sincere lyricism, while Wonderland won’t blame you for deciding to stan immediately. Not to mention, he’s received further acclaim from The New York Times, Rolling Stone, Billboard, PAPER Magazine, and more. In 2021, he’s set to release his anxiously awaited second full-length album, introduced by the soundtrack-worthy single 18.

Follow Jeremy Zucker via Instagram, Twitter, Facebook, TikTok and YouTube.

AViVA “Melancholy” image shot by Matais C from Lisa DiAngelo at Capitol Music Group for use by 360 Magazine

AViVA – MELANCHOLY

AViVA PREMIERES NEW SINGLE “MELANCHOLY” LISTEN HERE 

WATCH THE OFFICIAL VIDEO FOR “MELANCHOLY” HERE

AUSTRALIAN ARTIST’S DEBUT NOVEL SELF/LESS DUE OUT 9/28

Today, Australia-born artist AViVA makes her Capitol Records debut with ”Melancholy” : a new single and video spotlighting her immersive and electrifying brand of alt-pop. An unfiltered look at the downward pull of depression, “Melancholy” also showcases the uncompromising originality that’s earned AViVA a passionate global following in recent years. Go HERE to download/stream “Melancholy,” and check out the video HERE.

With its moody backdrop of minimalist beats, “Melancholy” sets its emotionally vivid lyrics to an infectious sing-song melody (“One, two, three, four/Vicious, knocking at my door/Seven, eight, nine, ten/Burn the candle at both ends”). Throughout the track, AViVA delivers a captivating vocal performance, flaunting her effortless flow and fierce yet vulnerable presence. 360 Magazine loves AViVA’s vibrant energy and passionate lyricism.

On the single, AViVA says, “Seemingly cheerful and upbeat from the outside, it doesn’t matter what makes you feel that way, sometimes feeling down is the only way you can feel, but the power of the last line ‘it will never be the same’ is where the core message of the song lies. Even though after negative experiences things often aren’t the same, we are always free to learn and grow from our experiences. Feeling melancholy, like so many feelings, is just a temporary state. Things will, as they always do, get better.”

The video for “Melancholy,” co-directed by AViVA and long-time collaborator Jeffeton James, amplifies the song’s raw and powerful intimacy. To that end, the wildly colorful visual places AViVA in a series of isolated situations: lying in a hospital bed, trapped behind a school desk, singing to her own reflection inside the room of an abandoned and decaying home. As the song unfolds, the 27-year-old artist reveals her unapologetically punk spirit, inhabiting each frame with a feverish intensity.

A multidisciplinary artist, AViVA will release her debut novel SELF/LESS via Macmillan on September 28. Set in a dystopian society in which all forms of self-expression and creativity are outlawed, the book follows its 17-year-old protagonist Teddy as she rebels against her upbringing and discovers a secret world beneath the walled-in city where she was raised. According to AViVA, SELF/LESS fulfills a longtime mission of creating her own distinct multiverse that seamlessly merges music and literature.

*Photo Credit: Matais C

AViVA “Melancholy” image shot by Matais C from Lisa DiAngelo at Capitol Music Group for use by 360 Magazine

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Joyce Manor Play SummerStage

Capital One City Parks Foundation SummerStage Announces New Benefit Show

Joyce Manor with Turnover, Tigers Jaw, and Prince Daddy & The Hyena

September 23, 2021 in Central Park

Tickets On Sale Now

Capital One City Parks Foundation SummerStage is excited to announce Southern California-based punk rockers Joyce Manor will perform a ticketed benefit show in Central Park on Thursday, September 23, 2021 with Tigers Jaw, Turnover and Prince Daddy & The Hyena. Tickets are available for purchase ($25 advance / $35 day of) now at City Parks Foundation. Please note that proof of full vaccination must be shown at the door for entry to the show.

Songs From Northern Torrance, the latest album from acclaimed California-based four-piece Joyce Manor is available now. The 10-track compilation is a collection of early material that offers a glimpse into the band’s humble beginnings as an acoustic two-piece. Originally recorded between 2008-2010, many of the tracks have become fan favorites over the years previously existing in a live setting, or on rare CD-Rs sold by the band during their early days on the road.

I Won’t Care How You Remember Me, by the Scranton, Pennsylvania-based band Tigers Jaw, is an ode to living in the present. Tigers Jaw’s sixth albumߞand first for new label home Hopeless Records, finds members Ben Walsh (vocals/guitar), Brianna Collins (vocals/keyboards), Teddy Roberts (drums), and Colin Gorman (bass) at the height of their powers, fusing their collective skills with the synchronicity and energy the band honed over several years of non-stop touring. The result is a back-to-the-basement approach elevated by the unmistakable production of their longtime friend and collaborator Will Yip.

Turnover’s aptly titled new album, Altogether is the first collection the trio has written while living on opposite coasts. The record represents the group’s most collaborative and connected work to date, showcasing the intuitive, near-telepathic relationship frontman Austin Getz has developed over the years with his bandmates. Pop sensibilities inform the writing for the first time, with elements of funk, jazz, lounge, and disco mingling alongside the band’s trademark indie grit and punk energy.

Cosmic Thrill Seekers, the new record from Albany punk rock band Prince Daddy & the Hyena is an odyssey of epic punk, pop, indie, garage rock, and orchestral theatrics. It is a candid, acute documentation of front person Kory Gregory’s cyclical mental health states as told through three acts and 14 songs/chapters.

For the safety of all visitors, staff and artists, SummerStage in Central Park requires all guests to show proof of full COVID-19 vaccination in order to enter the shows at Rumsey Playfield in Central Park. Those who are not able to be vaccinated because of a disability will be provided reasonable accommodation and will be required to wear masks at all times. Children under the age of 12 who are not able to receive the vaccination may accompany their fully vaccinated parent or guardian. All children between the ages of 2 and 12 will be asked to wear masks at all times if they are physically able. Venue capacity may be limited at staff discretion.

SummerStage will accept proof of final Johnson & Johnson, Pfizer, Moderna or WHO-approved vaccination using the CLEAR app, the NYS Excelsior Pass, NYC Covid Safe app, a physical/photo of CDC vaccination card, or EU digital pass, accompanied by a government-issued photo identification. Guests must show that their final dose of vaccine was received at least 14 days prior to the show date. In addition, masks are required upon entry to the venue and strongly encouraged for all guests for the duration of the performance, as is physical distance. Learn more about acceptable documentation, mask guidelines, and other safety protocols here.

All SummerStage staff will continue to wear masks at all times and enhanced cleaning protocols will remain in place throughout the venue In Central Park, while pre-packaged food and beverage purchases will remain contactless through QR code. We encourage all guests to arrive early in order to prevent lines and crowding at venue entrances. For free SummerStage performances, most shows will be available to livestream at Summerstage’s website, free of charge, if guests are unable to attend in person.

A full list of upcoming SummerStage shows and a digital brochure is available now.

Capital One City Parks Foundation SummerStage is a proud member of the NYS Outdoor Performing Arts Coalition and the National Independent Venue Association (NIVA).

Follow SummerStage Social Media via Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, YouTube and Twitch.

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Mayday Parade – Bad at Love

MAYDAY PARADE RELEASE NEW SINGLE, BAD AT LOVE

WATCH HERE

TICKETS FOR FALL HEADLINE TOUR ON SALE NOW

Today, the powerhouse emo quintet Mayday Parade release their brand-new single, Bad At Love, via Rise Records. Listen HERE and watch the music video HERE.

Shot in California and directed by Katharine White, the accompanying visual shows a couple at a turning point in their relationship. Emotional vignettes of their journey are shown on television screens in an otherwise empty home, matching the mood of the song. The new single, which premiered on KROQ Sunday, August 15, is a stark contrast to the recently-released anthemic track Kids of Summer, which was written about the band’s carefree summers on the Vans Warped Tour. Both songs are just a small taste of more music coming soon on the horizon.

Since their formation, Mayday Parade have sold over 1.6 million albums in the U.S. inclusive of 675 million streams across their catalog, earning their spot as a household name in the industry. With a certified Gold album and countless global tours under their belt, the band shows no signs of slowing down as their fanbase continues to grow. Recently, their debut album A Lesson In Romantics has found new life on TikTok, with fans using the original tracks in their content as well as creating their own cover versions, some amassing millions of views.

The new songs arrive on the heels of the band’s recent fall headline tour announcement. Mayday Parade will make their triumphant return to the stage beginning September 8 with a two-week run featuring support from Microwave. In addition to the headline dates, Mayday Parade will appear at numerous festivals this year including Riot Fest (Chicago, IL), Four Chord Music Fest (Pittsburgh, PA), Furnace Festival (Birmingham, AL), Nova Rock Festival (Austria), Greenfield Festival (Switzerland), Hurricane Festival (Germany), and Southside Festival (Germany), with more to come soon.

2020 marked a stark departure for the Tallahassee, FL band, who typically play several festivals and hundreds of shows across North America and internationally each year. After spending most of the year apart, the band – Derek Sanders, Brooks Betts, Alex Garcia, Jake Bundrick, and Jeremy Lenzo – got together for two special virtual show events, starting with the Out of Here Session in October, followed by the Anywhere But Here Session which highlighted a front-to-back performance of their 2009 sophomore LP Anywhere But Here.

Follow Mayday Parade via their website, Twitter, Instagram and Facebook.

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LILHUDDY × iann dior × Tyson Ritter × Travis Barker – Don’t Freak Out

Singer, songwriter, and Immersive/Geffen Records artist LILHUDDY (aka Chase Hudson) releases his brand-new single entitled “Don’t Freak Out” featuring iann dior, All-American Rejects’ front man Tyson Ritter and Travis Barker, along with the official music video. This is LILHUDDY’s fourth single and first collaboration. The genre-blending track combines pop, punk, and hip-hop, all of which heavily influence Chase as a musician. “Don’t Freak Out” Feat. iann dior, Tyson Ritter & Travis Barker is undeniably catchy, a true summertime jam, and is available now at all digital retail providers via Immersive/Geffen Records.

LILHUDDY says about the track, “I cannot explain how excited I am to put this song and video out into the world. I have been teasing the track and it is hands-down one of my proudest moments as an artist. iann, Tyson and Travis have been such inspirations to me, so being able to collaborate with them on ‘Don’t Freak Out’ was an absolute dream and I am so grateful for the opportunity.”

Click here to listen.

The music video for “Don’t Freak Out” was directed by Daniel Russell (Saweetie, Khalid, Missy Elliot, SZA, Justin Timberlake, Normani). Filmed at an abandoned factory, the video shows LILHUDDY being kidnapped by a mob of fans who strap him to the front of a monster truck cut with performance footage of LILHUDDY, iann dior, Tyson Ritter and Travis Barker.

Click here to watch.

In addition to the song and video, LILHUDDY announces his upcoming debut album Teenage Heartbreak. The album, which is set for release on September 17th, is available for pre-order now. Teenage Heartbreak will include Chase’s previously released singles “21st Century Vampire,” “The Eulogy Of You and Me,” and “America’s Sweetheart,” along with “Don’t Freak Out” Feat. iann dior, Tyson Ritter and Travis Barker, all of which will be available as instant-grat upon album pre-order.

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LILHUDDY hit the ground running with the release of his first single “21st Century Vampire”, which has amassed over 32 million streams worldwide and over 9.6 million video views to date (Click HERE to watch). “21st Century Vampire” marked LILHUDDY’s musical introduction with a signature style cultivated by the raw and restless angst of post-internet era adolescence. His music is a perfect hybrid of pop, punk, and alternative with an underlying message encouraging authenticity and self-acceptance. His second single, “The Eulogy Of You and Me” (Click here to watch the music video) was co-written by Chase along with Nick Long, Jake Torrey, as well as Andrew Goldstein and Travis Barker who also produced the track. Most recently, Chase dropped his third single “America’s Sweetheart” along with the music video, which was directed by Sophie Muller and features Charli D’Amelio. On the day of its release, the video hit #1 on YouTube with more than 3 million views in the first 24 hours and over 5 million views in the first weekend (Click here to watch). Currently, the video has over 11 million views and 29 million streams worldwide.

To Buy or Stream “Don’t Freak Out” Feat. iann dior, Tyson Ritter & Travis Barker:

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Apple Music

Deezer

iTunes

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To Pre-Order Teenage Heartbreak:

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Rick James Documentary Feature Premieres September 3rd

SHOWTIME® has released a trailer for BITCHIN’: THE SOUND AND FURY OF RICK JAMES, directed by Emmy®-nominee Sacha Jenkins (WU-TANG CLAN: OF MICS AND MEN, BURN, MOTHERF*CKER, BURN!). BITCHIN’ is an intimate yet propulsive look at Rick James, one of rock, funk, and R&B’s most legendary and often underappreciated figures. Featuring rare footage of James’ incredible live shows, never-before-seen home video, original interviews with legendary artists, collaborators, and friends, and a treasure trove of recorded interviews with James (who died in 2004), the documentary presents a full picture of James’ dramatic rise and fall, focusing in on the “Punk-Funk” music he left behind. The film, which screened at the Tribeca Festival® in June, will premiere on Friday, September 3 at 9 p.m. ET/PT. Click here to watch and share the trailer.

Best remembered as the creator of hits such as “Superfreak,” “Give It To Me Baby” and “Mary Jane,” James blazed new trails in American music and global culture in the ’70s and ’80s as a songwriter, performer, and producer, collaborating with luminaries such as Neil Young, Joni Mitchell, The Temptations, Smokey Robinson, Nile Rodgers, Eddie Murphy, Teena Marie, The Mary Jane Girls, and M.C. Hammer. BITCHIN’ presents a full and complete picture of James’ life as told by those who knew him. At the center of it all is the “Punk-Funk” that encompassed a unique swath of 20th-century music history from jazz to soul to R&B to rock and eventually, to hip-hop. Friday, August 6 marks the 17th anniversary of James’ death. 

BITCHIN’: THE SOUND AND FURY OF RICK JAMES is a Mass Appeal production for SHOWTIME, directed by Jenkins, produced by Steve Rivo, and written by Jenkins, Rivo, and Jason Pollard. The film is executive produced by Peter Bittenbender and Jenkins for Mass Appeal, and Douglas Banker and Ty James.

Showtime Networks Inc. (SNI), a wholly-owned subsidiary of ViacomCBS Inc., owns and operates the premium service SHOWTIME®, which features critically acclaimed original series, provocative documentaries, box-office hit films, comedy and music specials, and hard-hitting sports. SHOWTIME is available as a stand-alone streaming service across all major streaming devices and Showtime.com, as well as via cable, DBS, telco, and streaming video providers. SNI also operates the premium services THE MOVIE CHANNEL and FLIX®, as well as on-demand versions of all three brands. SNI markets and distributes sports and entertainment events for exhibition to subscribers on a pay-per-view basis through SHOWTIME PPV®. For more information, click here. 

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BriaR Releases Single and Video – Breathe Fire

Rising singer, lyricist, and performer BriaR has released her debut autobiographical single “Breathe Fire” along with its intergalactic, trance-inducing music video. The first single off of her debut EP Finding BriaR out this fall. Stream “Breathe Fire” here. Press here to watch the music video. The track details BriaR reminiscing about leaving a message on her lovers answering machine, revealing her deepest secrets and expressing her fear of being misunderstood. Finding BriaR is the debut EP from the multi-talented newcomer who grew up in a family of artists, musicians and entertainers, an ambitious musical hybrid that coins a brand-new genre – psychedelic soul – combining R&B, hip-hop and dance with art-rock, punk and hooky pop. BriaR’s breathy vocals are at once sensuous and intimate, creating a vibe that seduces our ears, while stimulating the body’s instincts to get up and move.

“The song came about during the pandemic. I was going through a tough time and I felt as though I wasn’t being heard. I created ‘Breathe Fire,’ an autobiographical record, explaining who I am and what I can bring to the table,” shares BriaR. “Although the record contains personal lyrics, I still wanted this to be a groovy track that makes you want to dance, hence the bass heavy record in the background.”

The daughter of legendary rapper Mack 10 (also known as part of Westside Connection alongside Ice Cube and WC) who also has a stepmom in T-Boz of TLC, BriaR can dream big because she comes from a family that has turned their own ambitions into reality. Growing up in the environment she did helped mold BriaR’s eclectic musical tastes, which incorporate not only the vintage old-school gangsta rap – but also New Wave (“Alanis Morrissette was a big influence in middle school”), grunge (Nirvana), punk (Green Day), pop (Gwen Stefani and No Doubt), rock (Fleetwood Mac), R&B (Michael and Janet Jackson, Aaliyah was “a big influence,” Beyonce, Shakira, TLC).

BriaR wrote the lyrics for the songs on the EP, recording them at home with her younger brother, rapper District 21, very much in the style of personal favorites like Billie Eilish and Finneas or, as she notes, fellow Calabasas residents Willow and Jaden Smith. “I have been obsessed with music since I was two years old,” she says of her upbringing around Topanga and Calabasas. “I remember Ice Cube coming to the house and me wanting to sing for him on the little karaoke machine my dad bought. For my brother and I, there was no other option. This is who we are.”

With Finding BriaR rolling out its five individual tracks this fall, BriaR is ready for the next step of her rise to stardom. “Recording this was like my therapy and it still is my therapy,” says BriaR. “The EP is about discovering the different sides of this individual. These songs helped me realize everything I want.”

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