Songkick Mobile App Launch

 

Songkick just launched their free Songkick Concerts mobile app for iPhone and iPod touch today and it’s kind of serious with 100,000 concert listings in over 70 countries (AKA you’re never missing your favorite artists’ shows again). Once you load the app, Songkick Concerts detects your location and scans all the music on your device to create a highly-personalized lists of concerts in your area. After you find a show you’re into, you can invite friends to a concert via the Facebook, Twitter, or email integration, too. Gnarly.

Other highlights? Personalized concert calendar, push notifications when shows are announced, complete concert info (map, line-up, date, time, and ticket options), and concert browsing in your area (you can add more than one location). And for those of you that already have a Songkick.com account, obvs you’ll be able to integrate that with your handy dandy app as well.

Download the Songkick Concerts mobile app on iTunes

Just Announced: Thievery Corporation at Williamsburg Waterfront – Fri, 6/24

Thievery Corporation just announced they will be performing live with special guests at the Williamsburg Waterfront on Friday, June 24th. Gearing up for the release of their 6th studio album, Culture of Fear (out in June on ESL Music), Rob Garza and Eric Hilton are revved up and ready to throw down at the perfect outdoor, summer venue.

Tickets go on sale this Friday, May 6th at Noon. You can purchase yours online via Ticketmaster, or you can pick it up in person at the Best Buy Theater Box Office (44th St. & Broadway) in Manhattan  or at Sound Fix Records (Berry & N. 11th Sts.) in Williamsburg.

Afro Funke’s Les Nubians Listening Party in LA – 4/21

Les Nubians release their album Nü Revolution very soon and if you’re in LA, you can celebrate with the Afropean soul queens themselves. They will be having an official CD release party on April 21st at Zanzibar in LA, with DJ Al Jackson of The Soul Children. The party is hosted by Afro Funke with DJ Jeremy Sole, who’s traveled the world to find the funkiest music of the Americas, Africa and Europe to hold this global music party localized in Los Angeles. Get more info about the release party and watch their music video with Bonzai and J Period below.

9 PM – 2 AM
$7 before 10:30 PM – $10 after
21+ w/ID

More Info

 


Les Nubians ft John Banzaï – Veuillez Veiller… by foxysoul

Win Tickets for a Weekend in Philly with Questlove, Keren Ann and Rennie Harris Puremovement – 4/16 – 4/18


Photo Credit: M. Edlow for GPTMC

Philadelphia International Festival of the Arts (PIFA) is offering a contest to win a full weekend getaway to see Questlove and the hip-hop dance company Rennie Harris Puremovement, plus an art exhibition by The African American Museum of Philadelphia which looks at African American expatriate artists during early 20th Century Paris.

We give away concert tickets often, but it’s a rare opportunity to giveaway a full-on vacation: this includes transportation, a two-night stay at The Doubletree Hilton, tickets to the dance performance (4/16), tickets to the Questlove performance with Keren Ann (4/17), free admission to the museum exhibit and some free local food.

Enter to win here; good luck!

New Years 2011: Sharon Jones & the Dap-Kings with Allen Toussaint

Sharon Jones & The Dap-Kings are performing in NYC this New Years Eve, as well as December 30th, at the Best Buy Theater (formerly known as NOKIA Theatre Times Square), located in the heart of Times Square.  Don’t worry about the NYE festivities in Times Square; there will be exclusive access to the theater for ticket holders.

Joining Sharon Jones & the Dap-Kings on December 30th and 31st will be New Orleans R&B legend, Allen Toussaint. Most recently, Toussaint and his music were prominently featured on the HBO series Treme. During his 40 year plus career, Toussaint has collaborated with such music giants as The (original) Meters, Ernie K-Doe, Lee Dorsey, Irma Thomas, Paul McCartney, Paul Simon, Elvis Costello, Patti LaBelle, The Rolling Stones, Etta James, and countless others.

Tickets and More Info: sjdknye.com

Check out this exclusive Sharon Jones & the Dap-Kings track, “Give Me A Reason,” which is only available in the Limited Edition I Learned the Hard Way 7″ Box Set. Buy your 7″ Box Set here.

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