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St. Vincent – Down And Out Downtown – Live Stream Concert

Today, St. Vincent has officially announced Down And Out Downtown, the GRAMMY-award winning artist’s full length live streamed concert debut. Airing exclusively via the premium digital live platform Moment House on Wednesday, August 4th and Thursday, August 5th (depending on territory). Down And Out Downtown will showcase the live premieres of several new tracks from St. Vincent’s acclaimed new album Daddy’s Home in addition to new arrangements of hits and deep cuts from her illustrious catalogue, all performed alongside her top shelf Down And Out Downtown Band comprised of Justin Meldal-Johnsen (bass), Jason Falkner (guitar), Rachel Eckroth (keys), Mark Guiliana (drums), and backing vocalists Nayanna Holley, Sy Smith and Neka Hamilton. 

Directed by Bill Benz (Portlandia), who also directed the forthcoming film The Nowhere Inn co-written by and starring St. VincentDown And Out Downtown is a sepia toned tour de force of gritty grooves, hungover glamour and spellbinding musicality. From rollicking full band rave-ups to delicate acoustic interludes, Down And Out Downtown brings the 70s-inspired sensibilities of Daddy’s Home to life in a celebration of unforgettable songs and peerless musicians.

For one night only, St. Vincent’s moment will be broadcast to various territories around the world including North and South America, Asia, Australia & New Zealand, and the UK, Europe and Africa. Tickets are now on sale here.

LIVESTREAM DATES/TIMES BY TERRITORY:

North + South America

August 4th, 6 PM PDT

Australia & New Zealand

August 5th, 7 PM AEST

Asia

August 5th, 8 PM JST

Europe, UK & Africa

August 5th, 6 PM BST

Out now via Loma Vista Recordings, Daddy’s Home was produced by Annie Clark and Jack Antonoff, recorded by Laura Sisk, mixed by Cian Riordan, and mastered by Chris Gehringer. The music was performed by Annie, Jack, Cian, Thomas, Evan Smith, Sam KS, Greg Leisz, Daniel Hart, Michael Leonhart, Lynne Fiddmont and Kenya Hathaway.

ABOUT ST. VINCENT

Annie Clark made her recorded debut as St. Vincent in 2007 with Marry Me, quickly becoming regarded as one of the most innovative and fascinating presences in modern music. Each of St. Vincent’s subsequent albums has met with critical acclaim and commercial success eclipsing that of its predecessor. These albums would include Actor (2009), Strange Mercy (2011), and her self-titled fourth album and winner of the 2014 GRAMMY for Best Alternative Album, making her only the second female artist ever to win in that category. In addition to these solo works, St. Vincent joined with David Byrne to record and release the collaborative album Love This Giant in 2012, and performed with Dave Grohl, Krist Novoselic and Pat Smear of Nirvana at the band’s 2014 induction into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. In 2017, working with co-producer Jack Antonoff, St. Vincent created a defining statement with MASSEDUCTION. The album broke St. Vincent into the U.S. and UK top 10s while landing atop Best of 2017 lists of The New York Times, The Guardian, AV Club, Billboard, Entertainment Weekly, NME, Q, USA Today, and more, not to mention winning two GRAMMYs (Best Rock Song for its title track, and Best Recording Package). Most recently, St. Vincent channeled the hungover glamor and gritty sepia-toned soundtrack of 1970s downtown NYC into the triumphant Daddy’s Home, released in May 2021 to near universal acclaim. In a glowing five-star review of the album, Mojo Magazine said “It’s masterful stuff: a full conceptual realization, filled with great melodies, deep grooves, colourful characterisations, and some sonic detail that reveals itself over repeated plays.” Outside of recording and performing, St. Vincent has directed the short horror film The Birthday Party, and co-written and starred as a fictionalized version of herself in the upcoming film The Nowhere Inn.

ABOUT MOMENT HOUSE

Moment House is the premium digital live platform that connects artists and their core fans for global, elevated ticketed experiences – called Moments. With a mission to bring people together through art and technology, Moment House is uniquely crafted with a focus on artist-friendliness, elegant design, user experience, and support for seamless merchandise integrations, global payments, and more.

Founded in 2019 out of the Jimmy Iovine & Dr. Dre Academy for Innovation at USC, Moment House has hosted “Moments” by a range of artists including Tame Impala, Halsey, Kygo, Kaytranada, Brockhampton, MARINA, Charlotte Lawrence, Ruel, Yungblud, Grouplove, Bryson Tiller, the My Brother, My Brother and Me podcast, Omar Apollo and more. They also hosted the live stream for both nights of Clive Davis’ Grammy gala this year. Coming up, Moment House will continue presenting moments with some of the most exciting names in entertainment including the Tiny Meat Gang podcast, KSI and more. The company is backed by leading investors across Silicon Valley and the entertainment industry, including: Troy Carter, Scooter Braun, Jared Leto, Forerunner, former TikTok CEO Kevin Mayer, Google Ventures CEO David Krane, Box CEO Aaron Levie, Patreon CEO Jack Conte and Palm Tree Crew Investments (Kygo and Myles Shear). For more information on Moment House, visit here.

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Jack Antonoff illustration by Samantha Miduri for use by 360 Magazine

PRODUCER JACK ANTONOFF IS EVERYWHERE

By: Andrew Shibuya

Working quietly beside some of today’s most famous and talented musicians is producer Jack Antonoff. Though one likely knows the various critically acclaimed albums he has co-produced over the past five years with artists such as Taylor Swift, Lana Del Rey, and Lorde, he seems to have worked primarily in the shadows of these singer-songwriters.

Known for his sleek and polished pop, his signature 80s-style synths, and ornate instrumentation, Antonoff began his rise to prominence first as a member of the now defunct group fun., and later as one of the producers on Swift’s 1989 and Reputation. And while he is far from unknown by any means, it is only this past spring that Antonoff’s influence has seemed to be inescapable.

In the past six months alone, Antonoff has been credited as co-producer on some of the most celebrated and eagerly anticipated releases of the year, including Del Rey’s Chemtrails Over the Country Club, St. Vincent’s Daddy’s Home, Clairo’s forthcoming Sling, Lorde’s forthcoming LP, as well as on Swift’s last two LP’s, evermore and folklore. Given the prominence of the artists he works with, and the sheer amount of Antonoff’s work that is being released at present, one can only help but wonder if there are any implications to Antonoff’s extensive list of collaborators and his unmistakable influence over much of the contemporary pop scene.

This past week alone saw the release of both Lorde’s and Clairo’s first singles (“Solar Power” and “Blouse”, respectively) from their forthcoming records, with the two singer-songwriters even lending their vocals to each other’s tracks. And while the producer himself once stated that each record he produces has its own “sound world”, many fans have taken to social media to complain about what they deem to be Antonoff’s “copy-pasting” from record to record. Critics have pointed out some of the valid similitudes among some of Antonoff’s most recent works.

For example, many critics point to similarities between the key, tempo, and vocals of the refrain of St. Vincent’s track “… At the Holiday Party” from her latest work “Daddy’s Home” and the chorus of Lorde’s recent single “Solar Power”. Side by side, the sonic resemblance between the two is somewhat uncanny. Fans have even gone as far as to create mashups of the two songs, alongside pleas for Antonoff to take a break from working with so many artists at once.

Another instance of Antonoff’s so-called “copy-pasting” that fans have taken grief with is the use of identical instrumentation from tracks from Del Rey’s two most recent albums, both co-produced by Antonoff. The distinctive jingle bells of 2019’s “How to Disappear” are used almost identically as in the chorus of 2021’s “Wild at Heart”. Many fans were quick to express their dismay given the fact that several tracks from Chemtrails Over the Country Club were recorded during the sessions for Norman Fucking Rockwell!  and “Wild at Heart.” For some fans, these tracks seemed to merely be leftovers from the first LP, leaving many lamenting that Antonoff must be too busy to be wholly novel with each work.

This is not to say, however, that Antonoff’s production has by any means become stale, nor that the producer is lacking versatility. Contrarily, his range is objectively remarkable. Take, for instance, his work with indie rock artist Annie Clark, who writes and performs as St. Vincent. From the glam rock and electro-pop sound of her 2017 LP MASSEDUCTION to the psychedelic and 70s-inspired Daddy’s Home alone, Antonoff, co-producing with Clark, proves himself to be adroit across a multitude of instruments and production styles.

And still, many fans of St. Vincent’s remarkable career over the past decade and a half consider Clark’s last two albums, both co-produced alongside Antonoff, to be among her worst. Critics often cite the sleek and polished production that Antonoff favors as the problem. This, of course, begs the question: are these artists responsible for the similarities in their work with their peers’, or could Antonoff be to blame?

Based on what the artists he works with have to say, the former might seem to be the answer. Swift, following the release of her 2020 LP folklore, wrote in a tweet about Antonoff: “Talking to Jack about life is one of my all time favorite hobbies. He’s always curious, always wondering how to keep learning and growing. He’s the best.” Del Rey, Lorde, and Clark have all likewise echoed this sentiment, similarly praising Antonoff’s willingness to listen and move in any direction musically.

So what is it about Antonoff that makes him so compelling to artists and somewhat divisive amongst fans? With every album and single that he produces comes an accompanying Instagram post alongside various platitudes praising the new work and artist. Just below rests humorous, and somewhat exasperated, comments from fans wondering when the producer has time to sleep.

With so many of his collaborators being women, many interviewers and fans have been curious as to why Antonoff tends to gravitate toward female singer-songwriters. In a recent Rolling Stone interview, Antonoff responded to the question regarding the majority of his production being for female artists, stating, “It’s never come up in my head outside of being interviewed.”

Fans, however, are constantly intrigued by Antonoff’s prodigious discography, especially the predominance of women singer-songwriters with whom he collaborates. Some in this online discourse criticize Antonoff’s dominance in pop production, given that in a recent report conducted by USC’s Annenberg Inclusion Initiative, just 2.6 percent of all producers are women. These critics argue that these famous and talented artists should seek out women producers, as opposed to simply continuing to work with Antonoff.

Still, Antonoff remains one of the most in-demand producers who is sought out by some of the biggest names in music, most notably by prominent and talented female singer-songwriters. Is it because he’s simply the most talented? Or the most well-known? And, how much Antonoff is too much Antonoff? Though the answer to these questions may be unclear, his influence is undeniable–and now, almost inescapable. Behind the scenes of many of the greatest pop releases of 2021, and indeed the latter half of the past decade, was Antonoff working tirelessly.

Maroon 5 Reveals St. Vincent Remix of “Girls Like You”

Today, three-time GRAMMY® Award-winning multi-platinum band Maroon 5 reveals the St. Vincent remix of their hit single “Girls Like You” featuring Cardi B via The Fader. Click HERE to listen!

In addition to the St. Vincent remix, Maroon 5 will be also be releasing several female only remixes of “Girls Like You” tomorrow, August 3rd featuring TOKiMONSTA, WondaGurl, and CRAY. Continuing their message of women’s empowerment, the band and Interscope will also be making a charitable donation to the Malala Fund. Click HERE for more info.

Girls Like You” rose to #1 at Top 40 radio, making it the top song in the country and #2 greatest gainer on the format. The single also climbed to #3 at Hot AC as the #1 greatest gainer and #28 at Rhythm. The single has also gained over 700 million global streams and accumulated over 491 million views. “Girls Like You” featuring Cardi B is available on the Deluxe Edition of Maroon 5’s platinum-certified sixth full-length album, Red Pill Blues.

Maroon 5 are set to hit the road again for the second leg of the US run of their Red Pill Blues world tour. The run will kick off on September 7th in Salt Lake City Utah at Vivint Smart Home Arena and wrap on October 15th in New York, NY at Madison Square Garden. Click HERE for more info!

ST. VINCENT x MAGGIE ROGERS PERFORMANCE

Mastercard House  presents St. Vincent and Maggie Rogers  performances leading up to the 60th Annual GRAMMY Awards in New York City . These performances at the Mastercard House are a part of the Mastercard Start Something Priceless movement, meant to inspire people to pursue their passion and purpose, comes to life through artfully curated content and this music-inspired experiential pop-up in NYC. The Mastercard House, an experiential retail store and concert space, is now open featuring curated vinyl listening stations, and exclusive merchandise; a photo gallery from iconic music photographers including Robert Knight, Kevin Mazur and Christopher Polk; and a recording booth where you can press your own vinyl.

 

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COACHELLA 2018 LINEUP + MORE

SEE THE WEEKND, BEYONCÉ, EMINEM AND MORE AT COACHELLA

The Coachella lineup is here, and we couldn’t be more excited to head back to Indio this April. We hope you’ll join us! Travel Packages are on sale now, along with a limited amount of on-site lodging packages and Platinum Estates. Explore available Valley Music Travel offerings and the lineup below!

BOOK YOUR TRAVEL PACKAGE NOW

Enjoy the comfort and ease of a Coachella Travel Package, including a three night stay at one of our participating hotels, GA or VIP festival passes, and shuttle transportation between your hotel and Coachella all weekend long.

ALREADY HAVE FESTIVAL PASSES?

 

Valley Music Travel also offers shuttle transportation for those traveling to the action from LAX or select local hotels/landmarks. LAX shuttle passes are on sale now, and Any Line, Anytime shuttle passes go on sale to the public on Friday, January 5 at 12PM PT. Looking for a place to stay overnight? Great local hotel rates are currently available via Coachella’s Official Hotel Accommodations Provider, Curadora, for Weekend 1 and Weekend 2.

Magellan Jets

Magellan Jets Announces Their Top Seven Caribbean Islands That Are Open for Business this Winter

Premier Private Jet Charter Company is Encouraging Their Customers to Book Their Winter Travel to the Caribbean

 

Magellan Jets is gearing up for their busiest time of the year – peak travel season is already in full swing and a lot of customers are asking if their favorite Caribbean destinations are welcoming travelers this winter.  85% of them are now open and these are the top seven spots Magellan Jets customers are booking their travel to:

·         Anguilla

·         Bahamas

·         Bermuda

·         Dominican Republic

·         St. Kitts

·         Turks & Caicos

·         The Cayman Islands

Located in St. Vincent & The Grenadines and only accessible by private jet, Canouan is Magellan Jets top pick this winter.

These islands are serving as a popular alternative to some of the more traditional destinations that are not quite ready for business this winter and may be more difficult to get to, including:

·         British Virgin Islands

·         Puerto Rico

·         U.S. Virgin Islands

·         Saint Martin

·         Domincana

Even if your preferred destination is still recovering from the hurricane, customers are encouraged not to assume that their Caribbean vacation is off limits, as there are a large number of islands open for travel and readily accessible via private jet.

For each trip booked to the Caribbean this winter, Magellan Jets is throwing in an added bonus with a complimentary pair of Revo sunglasses.  Revo continues to build on its rich tradition of technology and innovation by offering the clearest and most advanced high-contrast polarized eyewear in the world.  The partnership arose through both the company’s and their client’s great appreciation for the Caribbean islands.

Book your winter travel to the Caribbean now by contacting Magellan Jets at 877-550-JETS, or visit www.magellanjets.com.

About Magellan Jets

Magellan Jets is a Boston-based private aviation provider built on a foundation of core values. Founded in 2008, Magellan Jets’ innovative model offers jet-specific memberships and on-demand charter services designed to provide the freedom and exceptional personalized service that private travelers expect. Magellan Jets and its FAA-licensed Flight Support Team ensure that every detail is tailored to exceed expectations. Safety, security, and an uncompromising focus on hospitality combine with the Magellan Jets Preferred Network in the skies to let travelers experience private aviation the way it was meant to be, purely private.