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Wilco played at the Fillmore in Miami Beach to kick off their tour in support of their new album Wilco [The Album]. The show took place on Monday March 26. Wilco performed their unbelievably chaotic and beautiful music before a sold out crowd. And the crowd was into it to! Even Jeff Tweedy said that we were a great audience and that he usually don’t give out compliments. The Concert was really good with Wilco playing for over 3 hours. Their set consisted in a big chunk of songs from the new album, Wilco [The Album}, combined with some hit songs from Yankee Foxtrot Hotel, Ghost is Born, and Sky Blue Sky. They even did a great version of Woody Guthrie’s California Stars, from the album Mermaid Avenue Sessions which Wilco recorded along Billy Brag. During California Stars a kid name Max Crowdsurfed his way up to the stage. Max couldn’t have been happier to reach the stage where his idols were performing. Little did he know that things for him were going to get even better.When Tweedy saw this teenager, Max was around 14, being taken to the exit of the stage, he called him over and let Max finish the singing of the song. If that wasn’t enough, Tweedy then gave Max his Guitar and Max rocked it…Max was the fucking Lead singer for the Wilco for a little more than five minutes, but I’m sure for Max felt like a lifetime.
After that first set Tweedy said they were going to take a little break “enough time so you guys can go urinate” as Tweedy put it. When the band came back the crew had set up a smaller stage inside the big stage of the Fillmore. The small stage was cozy and homely which was the idea behind the title of the concert, Spend a night with Wilco. The band did 6 or 7 songs acusticly. The highlight of this were that the band was very close to the audience and their song Kamera.
After they were done with the acustic, sit down stuff everything went back to rocking hard and kicking asses with the last set full of Yankee Foxtrot Hotel‘s hits such as Heavy Metal Drummer, I’m the man who loves you and a great version of Jesus etc. in which the first half of the song was sang by the audience with Tweedy’s enthusiastic approval. After the song Monday (Cutely placed as the last song of the night since the show took place on a Monday.) The band left the stage again. However concert goers did not left. They wanted more, and Wilco happily obliged by singing an emotional tribute to Alex Chilton by doing a cover of Big Star’s Thank You Friends.
Overall it was a magical show and a reminder that there are still bands out there with genuine passion for music and appreciation for their fans.

Here’s how the playlist looked like:

1. Wilco (The Song)
2. Bull Black Nova
3. You Are My Face
4. I Am Trying To Break Your Heart
5. One Wing
6. Shot In The Arm
7. At Least That’s What You Said
8. Pot Kettle Black
9. Deeper Down
10. Impossible Germany
11. California Stars
12. Either Way
13. I’ll Fight
14. Handshake Drugs
15. You Never Know
16. Spiders (Acoustic)
17. What’s The World Got In Store (Acoustic)
18. Kamera (Acoustic)
19. Hesitating Beauty (Acoustic)
20. Sky Blue Sky (Acoustic)
21. Casino Queen (Acoustic)
22. Outta Mind (Outta Sight) (Acoustic)
23. Misunderstood
24. Heavy Metal Drummer
25. Jesus, Etc.
26. Hate It Here
27. Walken
28. I’m The Man Who Loves You
29. Monday
30. Thank You Friends (Big Star cover)

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Via Mitch Schneider Organization

ULTRA MUSIC FESTIVAL

THE WORLD‘S PREMIER ELECTRONIC MUSIC FESTIVAL
ANNOUNCE THE SECOND PHASE OF 2010 LINEUP

DAVID GUETTA, ORBITAL, DAMIAN MARLEY & NAS,
LITTLE BOOTS, ERICK MORILLO, SASHA & JOHN DIGWEED, PAUL OAKENFOLD, BENNY BENASSI, FEDDE LE GRAND, FAKE BLOOD, CALVIN HARRIS, BOYS NOIZE VS. EROL ALKAN, ANDY C & MC GQ, SUBFOCUS, LUCIANO, LAIDBACK LUKE, AND KASKADE AMONG MANY OTHERS

As the first major U.S. festival of the year, the ULTRA MUSIC FESTIVAL (“UMF”) offers fans the chance to see new music first.  This year’s UMF represents one of the strongest and most diverse electronic line-ups ever assembled.

Set to join previously announced artists including headliners Tiësto and Deadmau5–who’ll be closing the festival this year–are:  Damian Marley & Nas performing from their electronic influenced Distant Relatives collaboration; David Guetta, fresh off his “Best Remixed Recording” Grammy win for “When Love Takes Over” featuring Kelly Roland; a reunited Orbital playing in the U.S. for the first time since disbanding in 2004; as well as Little Boots, Erick Morillo, Sasha & John Digweed, Paul Oakenfold, Benny Benassi, Fedde Le Grand, Fake Blood, Calvin Harris, Boys Noize Vs. Erol Alkan, Andy C & MC GQ, Subfocus and Kaskade, among many others

Tickets for the world’s leading two-day electronic and alternative music experience–taking place Friday, March 26 and Saturday, March 27 at Bicentennial Park in Miami– are available now exclusively through www.ultramusicfestival.com. Two-day general admission tickets are $139.95. Two-day VIP tickets are also available for $350.00.

Friday, March 26
ULTRA MAIN STAGE: TIËSTO, *DAVID GUETTA, GROOVE ARMADA LIVE, PASSION PIT, *LITTLE BOOTS, DAN BLACK, *WOLFGANG GARTNER, *MISS NINE. BAYFRONT LIVE STAGE: THE DISCO BISCUITS, THE CRYSTAL METHOD LIVE, RABBIT IN THE MOON 3D, INFECTED MUSHROOM, PRETTY LIGHTS, LOTUS. CARL COX & FRIENDS ARENA: CARL COX, GREEN VELVET, TIMO MAAS, LUCIANO, UMEK. UMF IBIZA ARENA: ERIC PRYDZ, DIRTY SOUTH, WILL.I.AM,*KASKADE, FELIX DA HOUSECAT, *LAIDBACK LUKE. BISCAYNE STAGE: PLUMP DJS, *FAKE BLOOD, *STANTON WARRIORS, ADAM FREELAND, BASSBIN TWINS VS. UBERZONE LIVE, ALEX METRIC LIVE, *BOY 8 BIT, EVIL NINE,

Saturday, March 27
ULTRA MAIN STAGE: DEADMAU5, SWEDISH HOUSE MAFIA, ARMIN VAN BUUREN, FAITHLESS SOUND SYSTEM LIVE, *BENNY BENASSI, *DAMIAN MARLEY & NAS, GROOVE ARMADA DJ SET, *CALVIN HARRIS DJ SET. BAYFRONT LIVE STAGE: *ORBITAL, CROOKERS, BLOODY BEETROOTS LIVE, GHOSTLAND OBSERVATORY, A-TRAK, *BOYS NOIZE VS. EROL ALKAN, DIPLO, STEVE AOKI, AFROBETA *JAPANESE POPSTARS. CARL COX & FRIENDS ARENA: CARL COX, *SASHA & JOHN DIGWEED, *ERICK MORILLO, *FEDDE LE GRAND, *YOUSEF. UMF BRAZIL ARENA: ABOVE & BEYOND, *PAUL OAKENFOLD, *ATB, *MARKUS SCHULZ, *SANDER VAN DOORN, *GARETH EMERY, *RODRIGO VIEIRA, *JEROME ISMA-AE, *MARCOS CARNAVAL, *FERRIS. BISCAYNE STAGE: MAJOR LAZER, *PENDULUM DJ SET, LTJ BUKEM, BASSNECTAR, *ANDY C & MC GQ, RUSKO, THE GLITCH MOB, *PLANET OF THE DRUMS, SKREAM, *SUBFOCUS, BENGA, *FREQ NASTY, *NERO, CASPA, TODDLA T.

*denotes recent line-up addition

About ULTRA MUSIC FESTIVAL:
Tapped “Best Overall Event” by URB.COM and heralded by the Los Angeles Times as bringing “out raucous revelers as well as electronica’s elite,” UMF has also won “Best Music Event” by the International Dance Music Awards (IDMA) in 2009, 2008, 2007 & 2005, “Best International Dance Music Festival” by the Ibiza DJ Awards in 2008 and “Best Festival” by the Village Voice Media New Times consecutively five years running from 2005 through 2009.

UMF was originally created as a pure EDM (electronic dance music) festival in 1999 by founders Russell Faibisch and Alex Omes. Together with the addition of Adam Russakoff five years ago, Ultra has grown to present not only the genre’s hottest, biggest and best headline artists (The Prodigy, The Chemical Brothers, Tiesto, Underworld, MOBY, Fatboy Slim, Carl Cox, Paul van Dyk, David Guetta, Armin Van Buuren, Erick Morillo, Deadmau5 and Paul Oakenfold), but also crossover headline bands that incorporate EDM elements in their music and have a history, or new beginning in the EDM community (The Cure, The Killers, The Black Eyed Peas, Santogold, The Ting Tings, The Bravery).

In addition to the annual Miami festival, UMF is continuing to expand internationally. Look for more upcoming UMF events in Brazil, Ibiza and other locations around the world.

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Finally Wilco [The Tour] is coming to South Florida. The poly-phasic Chicago band will be playing on the Fillmore at the Jackie Gleason theater on Monday March  22nd. This show is long overdue given the great amount of fans that the band has in Miami. Wilco has been making music since 1994 as a band as before that Jeff Tweedy, singer and souls of the band, was playing in the alternative country band Uncle Tupelo.  Their music is very eclectic, it ranges from alternative rock to Country, and it has earned the band to comparisons to Radiohead among many influential bands. Below you’ll find complete Tour Dates for the USA.

Tickets are available at the box office or at www.livenation.com.

SoyPrensa will be covering this event and bringing you a review of Wilco [The Concert].

Here’s the Trailer of the DVD: Wilco Live Ashes of American Flags to get our fix until the show:

Press Release: Source Deb Bernardini Marketing and Public Relations

Spend An Evening With Wilco
Band announces March/April U.S. tour dates

January 4, 2010 – Wilco will play a run of 16 concerts in Eastern U.S. cities beginning in Miami,
FL on March 22 and culminating in Pittsburgh, PA on April 11. The concerts are presented as
“An Evening with Wilco” and will feature extended, varied sets exploring material from each of
the accomplished Chicago sextet’s seven studio albums. The tour includes concerts in
Clearwater, Savannah, Atlanta, Durham, Richmond, Bethesda, Montclair, Providence, Boston,
Philadelphia and Pittsburgh, and features Wilco’s first concert appearances in the cities of
Scranton, PA, Concord, NH and Hartford, CT. Ticket presales for these new dates are set for
Wednesday, January 6 at 10 am EST via the band’s official website, Wilcoworld.net. All other
tickets go on sale Friday, January 8 and Saturday, January 9. Please check Wilcoworld.net or
individual venue websites for exact on sale dates and times.
These tour dates continue what is already promising to be a busy start to the new year for Wilco.
In late January they head to Los Angeles to perform as part of the 2010 MusicCares Person of
the Year concert honoring Neil Young and they make their debut performance on the Late Late
Show with Craig Ferguson on January 28. In February they embark on a previously announced
tour that includes concerts in the Pacific Northwest, the upper Midwest and their most extensive
Canadian tour in their 15-year history. Previously announced tour dates in Japan, New Zealand
and Australia follow in April and May. The full list of tour dates follows.
Wilco’s latest studio album, the Grammy-nominated Wilco (The Album) has landed on many
critic’s year end polls as one of the best albums of 2009 and Rolling Stone magazine recently
cited Wilco’s 2002 album Yankee Hotel Foxtrot as the 3rd best album of the decade. You can
view a full list of honors in the News section of Wilcoworld.net.
Founded by Jeff Tweedy in 1995 with bassist John Stirratt, Wilco is Jeff Tweedy (guitars,
vocals), John Stirratt (bass, vocals), Glenn Kotche (drums), Nels Cline (guitars), Pat Sansone
(guitars, keyboards, vocals) and Mike Jorgensen (keyboards, vocals). The band has released
seven studio albums, a live album and a live DVD as well as two collaborations with Billy Bragg
on material by Woody Guthrie.

WILCO 2010 TOUR DATES

February 7 Missoula, MT Adams Center
February 9 Portland, OR Arlene Schnitzer Hall
February 10 Seattle, WA Paramount Theatre
February 12 Victoria, BC Royal Theatre
February 13 Vancouver, BC David Lam Park* (Free Show)
February 15 Edmonton, AB Jubilee
February 16 Calgary, AB Jubilee
February 17 Saskatoon, AB TCU Palace
February 19 Duluth, MN DECC Auditorium
February 20 Madison, WI Overture Hall
February 21 East Lansing, MI Cobb Great Hall
February 23 Hamilton, ON Hamilton Place
February 24 London, ON Centennial Hall
February 26 Quebec City, QB Imperial De Quebec
February 27 Montreal, QB Olympia
March 1 Ottawa, ON National Arts Centre
March 3 Halifax, NS Forum
March 22 Miami, FL Jackie Gleason Theater
March 23 Clearwater, FL Ruch Eckard Hall
March 25 Savannah, GA Johnny Mercer Theatre
March 26 Atlanta, GA Fox Theatre
March 27 Durham, NC Durham Performing Arts Center
March 29 Richmond, VA The National
March 30 Bethesda, MD Strathmore
March 31 Scranton, PA Scranton Cultural Center
April 2 Montclair, NJ The Wellmont Theatre
April 3 Montclair, NJ The Wellmont Theatre
April 4 Providence, RI Lupo’s
April 6 Boston, MA Orpheum Theatre
April 7 Concord, NH Capitol Center for Arts
April 9 Hartford, CT Bushnell Center
April 10 Philadelphia, PA The Electric Factory
April 11 Pittsburgh, PA Carnegie Music Hall
April 22 Osaka, JP Big Cat
April 23 Tokyo, JP Zepp Tokyo
April 27 Auckland, NZ Civic Theatre
April 28 Wellington, NZ Wellington Town Hall
April 30 Brisbane, AU The Tivoli
May 01 Sydney, AU State Theatre
May 02 Marrickville, AU Factory Theatre
May 05 Melbourne, AU Forum
May 06 Melbourne, AU Forum

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The Mexican duet and professional guitar badasses Rodrigo and Gabriela will be performing at the Fillmore Miami Beach at the Jackie Gleason theater next March 20th. Rodrigo Sanchez and Gabriela Quintero are a guitar duo from Mexico via Ireland who have developed a great following in the old continent. Over the last two years they have conquered the indie world in the U.S. by playing in numerous music festivals as well as touring non-stop.

Tickets are avaliable now and you can get them at Livenation and at the box office at the Jackie Gleason theater.

Here’s a preview of what to expect from this two guys:

Rodrigo Y Gabriela – Tamacun

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The first Miami Music Festival took place in the sunshine capital of the world last December. The festival featured more than 120 bands playing in 15 different venues across Miami’s downtown. It also offered workshops and conference for musicians, video producers and music fans. The finest of the local scene gathered in various tends and bars to show concert goers that Miami’s music scene is not only about rap and electronic music.

The Show took place from Thursday December 10th until Saturday December 12th. “It’s very nice to see all this effort that was put in to make this festival possible,” said Gian Nicolaci, keyboard player of Radioboxer, “too bad that people here are not responding.” The limited publicity and the lack of enthusiastic concert goers in the city made the festival struggle on the first day. However, on Friday and Saturday, the attendance increased and the bands responded to the crowd.”

“Hopefully in the next years people will get excited about this festival as they do with Ultra and the Winter Music Festival (Electronic and dance music festivals).” Commented Migue Fernandez, lead singer of the local band Rebel, who was in attendance. “That way this can grow and become like our South by Southwest.”

The festival itself was bittersweet, on one hand was a nice change of rhythm for the bands and music fans that got to see several new bands, on the other it was disappointed to see the lack of organization and the fact that very few people heard of it. I guess the organizers will have to learn from the mistakes they did for the future. And hopefully in the years to come this festival will replace the, now in hiatus, Langerado Music Festival as the best place to showcase independent music in South Florida.

Diego Dazza

Soyprensa Staff Writer (Miami, Fl)

diegodazza@soyprensa.com

*Pictures by: Liliana Mora

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Austin City Limits went down last October in the music capital of the south Austin.  The festival lasted for three days and more than 150 bands took the stage including the Yeah Yeah Yeahs, Kings of Leon, DevotchKa and the headliner band Pearl Jam. The show was marked by the rain but that didn’t stop concert goers to enjoy themselves in a fun and peaceful manner.

The festival was completly sold out and gave a lot of the bands a great chance to play their music for bigger crows  than they ussually do, including Kings of Leon and Phoenix, bands that actually aknowledge this fact.  Overall it was a great festival and a great role model for smaller festivals to follow.

You can see some pictures here:

http://2009.aclfestival.com/band/2009-photos/photos

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There are few original concerts in South Florida. And even less by local bands. Radioboxer, a local band that is rapidly becoming Miami’s favorite and best, did just that.  The band decided to have their first CD release party with the theme of a circus from the 1940s.  The show took place in a warehouse transformed to a recording and practicing studio called The Annex which is owned and managed by local celebrity, and leader of the great local band Humbert, Ferny Coipel. Coipel’s place was transformed, with the help of fans and friends, to a carnival/circus by Radioboxer.

The show started at nine in the evening of August 15th.  A big and very enthusiastic crowd gathered in great spirits.  Radioboxer’s members doubled as entertainers and hosts. Every member of the band was dressed up as a member of a carnival. Vanne (lead singer) was “The Starlet”, a kind of a femme fatale from the film noir period. Jota (bass player) and the all-purpose leader of the band was “The Illusionist”, with a top hat and illusions (NO tricks!). Keyboardist Gian was “Diablo the Daredevil”. Gian was one of the members of the band that had his own sideshow by spitting fire in the outside area of the studio before the show. The other sideshow was Esteban, one of the guitar players. Esteban was “The Fortune Teller” and he had a booth inside in which he read the Tarot and told fortunes to the concertgoers. Santos, one of the band’s guitarists as well as one of the band’s musical leaders was “The Jester”. And the drummer Tekilla 23 became “The Freak” by having black make up around his eyes.

After all the people settled, the band and the audience forgot about the Kiss-esque alter-egos and focused on the music. First stop was Boxwood. Boxwood is a local band from Hollywood, Florida who consists on only one member. Jose Bryan Ferrer is a multi-instrumental musician who makes up his music by looping different instruments and playing with echoes and distortions.  Here’s the thing about Boxwood, his music is really good. Boxwood was handpicked by Radioboxer for this show because of the originality of his music and show. The Choice of this band as an opener proved to be a perfect one. The audience never knew what hit them, and they were just amazed.

I was able to get a quick interview with Boxwood after his show. This is what it was like:

Q: So, What did you think of your show tonight?

Boxwood: It went well. People seemed to be into it. Got a good response. It felt good.

Q: How did this come out? you playing here?

Boxwood:  We’ve played in the past [With Radioboxer] and, I guess, they thought it would be a good fit. Also, as a one man band, my setup can be unintrusive. I think having more or full bands may have gotten messy and broken the spell in between sets. Either way, I’m honored to have been invited to open. It’s always super fun.

Q: What do you think of the event?

Boxwood: The event is great. RB did an amazing job creating an atmosphere and setting the mood for our sets. Everyone seems to be enjoying themselves. There needs to be more like this.

Q: What’s Boxwood about?

Boxwood: Boxwood is my outlet to make things. Hopefully, I’ll suck you into my world for a while.

Q: Why not make a band?

Boxwood: I don’t know, why not? Maybe one day. There’s still a lot more I can explore as a solo artist before I can move on.

After Boxwood warmed up the crowd (in a big way), Radioboxer took the stage. The band started with “Don’t shoot at me”, a song that they refer to as their “Power Ballad”. It starts as a ballad and it builds up to a high level of energy. After that, the band never looked back. They played all their songs from their debut album entitled “Radio Drama”. The songs are fast, full of energy and emotion. They go through several music genres: punk, boleros, hard rock and power pop. The end of the first set was marked by the ultra-catchy “Placebo effect”. During this song red and white balloons started falling on the audience and this just helped to raise the already soaring level of energy among the crowd. After a short break the band came back and played four unreleased songs. These new songs were the perfect taste of what we can expect from Radioboxer in the future.

After the show I was able to sit down with Jota, Vanne and Santos and do a short interview. Here you go:

Q: Where did the idea for Radio Drama come from?

Santos: I believe it was a mixture of Jota’s fascination with the radio as well as our love of Drama in every facet of our lives.

Jota: The Idea of Radio Drama comes from the golden age of radio. They used to do these programs that were like a story or a soap opera, and since the recording of the album itself was such a long and difficult process and the music is so dramatic, we thought the name was perfect.

Q: How about the Characters?

Vanne:  They are cliché characters from carnivals or a traveling circus. We like the idea of having alter egos. I want to be like Batman.

Santos: The characters arose naturally from different events.  Esteban became the fortune teller because he has a gift, what that gift is only he and his clients know.  Tekilla is a natural freak, Jota is a sly dog (illusionist), Vanne scares me, Gian loves danger, and I love to laugh at everything.

Q: You seem to be getting good reviews in different parts of the world, which is pretty crazy being a band from Miami that plays Alternative music. What are your touring plans now?

Santos: We have a couple of big events coming up.  The Hard rock in Vegas, and we’re going to talk to some people in L.A so we can book a couple more shows there.

Jota: For now we want to hit some cities in the United States like New York, Las Vegas, Los Angeles and Chicago but we’re pretty much open to any proposition. Just get us some tickets, somewhere to stay, a venue and we’ll be there.

Q: What’s next for Radioboxer?

Jota: We are going to Las Vegas in November to take the show to another city and to and we’re planning to play some shows as RADIOBOXER and some shows as RADIOBOXER AND THE TRAVELLING BAND to keep working on our characters and pushing Radio Drama. Also, to have an excuse to dress up.

Vanne: We are also currently working on our second album, which should be coming out sometime next year. We are very excited about this one because the songs are so different and fun. It definitively has a lighter mood than Radio Drama and we even have some songs for people to dance to!

Q: Was Radio Drama a success?

Jota: I would say so.

Santos: It exceeded my every expectation.

If you haven’t seen or heard of these bands here are some sites in which you can check them out:

Boxwood:

www.myspace.com/boxwood

www.pollenrecords.com

Radioboxer:

www.radiobrokemyheart.com

www.myspace.com/radioboxer

http://www.facebook.com/radioboxer

Here are some photos of this event:

Diego Dazza

Staff writer

Photos by :

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The-Killers

Last Vegas’ last rock heroes will be performing in the city of Miami on October 3rd. The Killers will be performing in the American Airlines Arena in Downtown Miami. Tickets are avaliable in Ticketmaster and in the box office.

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The DJ duo from Washington D.C. are bringing their lounge music show to beautiful Miami Beach. The Concert will take place in the legendary Jackie Glease Theater on October 9th.  Tickets are avaliable at Ticketmaster and in  the box office. Be sure to check them out.

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Islands

There are several tours going on this fall. Here at Soyprensa, we’re going to try to cover some of these for you.

The firt of this shows takes place in Fort Lauderdale’s great venue  Revolution. The Psychedelic Furs will be performing along side the legendary Happy Mondays and special guests Islands.

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