Monday, August 13, 2012

Guns N' Roses First-Ever Residency at The Joint, Las Vegas

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Tickets on sale Friday, Aug. 17 at 10 a.m.

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Las Vegas, NV (August 13, 2012) – Las Vegas will never be the same as the world’s most iconic rock band, Guns N’ Roses, takes over Sin City with their first-ever residencyAppetite for Democracyat The Joint inside Hard Rock Hotel & Casino this fall. The band will play 12 mind-blowing shows starting Wednesday, October 31 through Saturday, November 24.

Guns N’ Roses has teamed up with Hard Rock Hotel & Casino to invade Las Vegas with a never-before-seen, one-of-a-kind music experience. Each night, the band will perform an electrifying show featuring a set list created exclusively for The Joint. Appetite for Democracy will span the band’s biggest hits from their debut album Appetite for Destruction(1987) through their platinum-selling record Chinese Democracy(2008). Exact details about the show are being kept under wraps but fans can expect the raw and gritty heavy metal Guns N’ Roses is known for along with a few surprise elements. Produced exclusively by AEG Live, Appetite for Democracy is unlike any show the band has ever done before or will ever do again.

The history-making residency comes on the heels of Appetite for Destruction’s 25th anniversary. The groundbreaking record propelled Guns N’ Roses into rock music history with songs including “Welcome to the Jungle,” “Sweet Child O’ Mine,” and “ParadiseCity.” Named as one of the “500 Greatest Albums of All Time” by Rolling Stone, Appetite for Destruction enjoyed one of the longest runs of any hard rock record, remaining on Billboard’s“Hot 100” for nearly three years. To date, the album has sold more than 18 million copies in the United States, with worldwide sales in excess of 30 million.

“We are ecstatic to announce Guns N’ Roses as our newest residency at Hard Rock Hotel & Casino,” said Paul Davis, vice president of entertainment at Hard Rock Hotel & Casino. “Thisis what The Joint is all about, bringing fans up close and personal with one of the most iconic bands in the world. It will be a truly unique Guns N’ Roses experience!”

"This past New Year's Eve, Guns N' Roses tore the roof off The Joint with two sold-out shows. They were incredible; we watched them perform their timeless hits and soon-to-be legendary songs offChinese Democracy. Immediately following, AEG Live and Hard Rock began turning our fantasy of having them as a resident artist into a reality,” addedBobby Reynolds, vice president of booking at AEG Live, Las Vegas. “To hear one of the biggest bands in the world rip through their catalog of hits is going to be amazing. There is no better way to celebrate the anniversary of their iconic album Appetite for Destruction than to present Appetite for Democracy at The Joint."

Started by Axl Rose in 1985, Guns N’ Roses is one of the most popular music acts in history and has sold more than 100 million albums worldwide. The band consists of frontman and founderAxl Rose, DJ Ashba (guitar), Dizzy Reed (keyboards), Tommy Stinson(bass), Richard Fortus (guitar),Ron “Bumblefoot” Thal (guitar),Chris Pitman(keyboards) andFrank Ferrer (drums). In addition to Appetite for Destruction andChinese Democracy, Guns N’ Roses has released albums includingGN’R Lies (1988), double albumUse Your Illusion I and Use Your Illusion II (1991) and The Spaghetti Incident? (1993).

Ticket prices start at $45 (plus applicable services fees) and go on sale to the public at 10 a.m. on Friday, Aug. 17. To purchase tickets or for more information, visit the Hard Rock Box Office, all Ticketmaster locations,, or charge-by-phone at 800.745.3000. Ticket and room packages are available

Appetite for Democracy schedule:

· Wednesday, Oct. 31

· Friday, Nov. 2

· Saturday, Nov. 3

· Wednesday, Nov. 7

· Friday, Nov. 9

· Saturday, Nov. 10

· Wednesday, Nov. 14

· Saturday, Nov. 17

· Sunday, Nov. 18

· Wednesday, Nov. 21

· Friday, Nov. 23

· Saturday, Nov. 24

For more information regarding Guns N’ Roses, visit,

The Joint is no stranger to hosting today’s biggest musical acts. In 2009, The Joint secured its place in music history by signing multi-Grammy winner Carlos Santanafor two years as Las Vegas’ first rock ‘n’ roll artist withSupernatural Santana: A Trip Through The Hits. The venue made headlines again in 2010 with Tiësto In Concert, a groundbreaking monthly experience featuring the world’s No. 1 electronic DJ and producer Tiësto. Most recently, The Joint unveiled Las Vegas’ first hard rock residency Mötley Crüe in Sin City headlined by rockers Mötley Crüe.

About The Joint

The Joint is a 4,000-person capacity venue that serves as a sophisticated, intimate and unparalleled destination. The Joint features seven Luxury Suites, a VIP Studio Level, state-of-the-art sound system, superior video system and a production package tailor-made for artist comfort. It has received numerous accolades including “Best Concert Venue” inLas Vegas Review-Journal’s “Best of Las Vegas” awards in 2010 and 2011, “No. 1 Hottest Club in America” award by BillboardMagazine in 2011, “Best New Major Concert Venue” at the 2010Pollstar Awards, and “Best Live Music Venue” in AOLCity’s Best 2010 awards. The Joint delivers unforgettable live music experiences with performances by both legendary and ground-breaking artists including Paul McCartney, The Killers, Bon Jovi, Kenny Chesney, Arcade Fire, Avenged Sevenfold, Guns N’ Roses, Rise Against, Paramore, Muse, Drake and No Doubt. The venue hosted successful runs of Vegas’ first rock n’ roll residency,Supernatural Santana: A Trip Through the Hits, and Vegas’ first hard rock residency, Mötley Crüe in Sin City. In 2011, the venue welcomed Tiësto In Concert, a groundbreaking live show created exclusively for The Joint featuring the world’s No. 1 electronic DJ and producer Tiësto. For additional information, call 702.693.5583 or 702.693.5000.

About AEG Live

AEG Live, the live-entertainment division of Los Angeles-based AEG, is dedicated to all aspects of live contemporary music performance. AEG Live is comprised of touring, festival, exhibition, broadcast, merchandise and special event divisions, fifteen regional offices and owns, operates or exclusively books thirty-five state-of-the-art venues. The current and recent concert tour roster includes artists such as Taylor Swift, The Black Eyed Peas, Bon Jovi, Usher, Carrie Underwood, Daughtry, Justin Bieber, Leonard Cohen, Wisin & Yandel, Kenny Chesney, P!nk, Enrique Iglesias and Paul McCartney. The company is also currently producing residency shows at The Colosseum at CaesarsPalace in Las Vegas including Celine Dion, Rod Stewart and Shania Twain opening in December and is the exclusive promoter at The Joint at Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Las Vegas. AEG’s exhibition portfolio boasts the most successful exhibition of all time, Tutankhamun and the Golden Age of the Pharaohs, which has attracted more than 8 million visitors since 2005. AEG Live is also the largest producer of music festivals in North America from the critically acclaimed Coachella Valley Music & Arts Festival to Stagecoach Country Music Festival and New Orleans Jazz & Heritage

Wednesday, July 11, 2012


Sharon Van Etten has been on the road in North America and Europe non-stop since releasing her new album, Tramp, in February on Jagjaguwar. She recently added several dates in July and August with Andrew Bird and Tennis around her performances atNewport Folk Festival, Lollapalooza and Outside Lands. Come fall, Sharon will head out for three weeks playing some of her largest headlining shows in the US to date including 930 Club in Washington DC and The Metro in Chicago! Before weaving her way back to New York for a headlining show at Town Hall, Sharon will perform at Fun Fun Fun Festival in Austin, TX. A full list of tour dates is below.

Upcoming Tour Dates (new dates in bold)

Wed. July 11 - Birmingham, UK @ Glee Club

Thu. July 12 - Glasgow, UK @ Oran Mor

Sat. July 14 - Southwold, UK @ Latitude Festival

Sun. July 15 - Nijmegen, Hollland @ De Alffaire

Tue. July 17 - Kristiansand, Norway @ Kilden Supersonic

Wed. July 25 - Albany, NY @ Swyer Theatre at The Egg (SOLD OUT) $

Sat. July 28 - Newport, RI @ Newport Folk Festival

Sun. July 29 - Hudson, NY @ Helsinki Hudson

Mon. July 30 - Ottawa, ON @ Mavericks

Tue. July 31 - Toronto, ON @ The Phoenix *

Thu. Aug. 2 - Milwaukee, WI @ Turner Ballroom *

Fri. Aug. 3 - Chicago, IL @ Lollapalooza

Sat. Aug. 4 - Minneapolis, MN @ First Avenue *

Tue. Aug. 7 - Seattle, WA @ Neptune *

Wed. Aug. 8 - Portland, OR @ Aladdin *

Fri. Aug. 10 - San Francisco, CA @ Outside Lands Festival

Fri. Aug. 10 - San Francisco, CA @ Rickshaw Stop (Outside Lands after show)

Sun. Aug. 12 - Los Angeles, CA @ Greek Theatre #

Tue. Aug. 14 - Solana Beach, CA @ Belly Up Tavern *

Wed. Aug. 15 - Phoenix, AZ @ Crescent Ballroom *

Fri. Aug. 17 - Salt Lake City, UT @ Urban Lounge *

Sat. Aug. 18 - Jackson, WY @ Caldera Festival #

Sun. Aug. 19 - Boulder, CO @ Fox Theatre

Mon. Aug. 20 - Kansas City, MO @ Riot Room

Wed. Aug. 22 - Cleveland, OH @ Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Museum

Wed. Sept. 26 - Lisbon, Portugal @ Lux Club

Thu. Sept. 27 - Madrid, Spain @ Teatro Lara

Fri. Sept. 28 - Valencia, Spain @ El Loco

Sat. Sept. 29 - Barcelona, Spain @ La del Apolo

Mon. Oct. 1 - Paris, France @ Cafe de la Danse

Wed. Oct. 3 - Tourcoin, France @ Grand Mix

Thu. Oct. 4 - Strasbourg, France @ La Laiterie

Fri. Oct. 5 - Rouen, France @ Le 106

Sun. Oct. 7 - Cambridge, UK @ Junction 2

Mon. Oct. 8 - London, UK @ Shepherds Bush Empire

Tue. Oct. 9 - Cardiff, UK @ Glee Club

Wed. Oct. 10 - Sheffield, UK @ Queens Social Club

Thu. Oct. 25 - Washington, DC @ 930 Club %

Fri. Oct. 26 - Carrboro, NC @ Cat's Cradle %

Sat. Oct. 27 - Atlanta, GA @ Terminal West ^

Sun. Oct. 28 - Orlando, FL @ The Social %

Tue. Oct. 30 - Tallahassee, FL @ Club Downunder at FSU %

Thu. Nov. 1 - Houston, TX @ Fitzgeralds %

Fri. Nov. 2 - Austin, TX @ Fun Fun Fun Festival

Sat. Nov. 3 - Dallas, TX @ Trees %

Sun. Nov. 4 - Memphis, TN @ Hi Tone %

Mon. Nov. 5 - St. Louis, MO @ Firebird %

Wed. Nov. 7 - Chicago, IL @ Metro %

Thu. Nov. 8 - Cincinnati, OH @ Taft Ballroom %

Fri. Nov. 9 - Buffalo, NY @ Town Ballroom %

Sat. Nov. 10 - South Burlington, VT @ Higher Ground %

Sun. Nov. 11 - Boston, MA @ Paradise %

Thu. Nov. 15 - New York, NY @ Town Hall

$ with Conor Oberst

* with Tennis

# with Andrew Bird

% with Damien Jurado

^ with Damien Jurado, Crooked Fingers, John Vanderslice

Sharon Van Etten's "Leonard" video -

Sharon Van Etten's "Serpents" mp3 -

Sharon Van Etten hi-res jpegs & album art -

Sharon Van Etten plays "Leonard" on Conan -

Sharon Van Etten plays "Serpents" on Late Night with Jimmy Fallon -

Sharon Van Etten performs "Magic Chords" in Paris (filmed by Valerie Toumayan) -

Sharon Van Etten performs "Serpents" for MTV Hive's First Take -

The New York Times Magazine profile of Sharon Van Etten -

Sharon Van Etten on Spinner's The Interface -

NYC's Catalpa Festival - Black Keys Headline July 28th, Snoop Dogg Headlines July 29th

The inaugural Catalpa Festival is striving to be a pioneering New York festival, unique in its programming, atmosphere and aesthetic. With as much an emphasis on site artistry, interactive experiences and experimentation as the musical entertainment itself, Catalpa is filling what we see as a gap for an event quite beyond the ordinary in New York City.

A meeting point for creativity, Catalpa will feature over 40 performers from many musical genres including Blues, Rock, Hip-Hop, Electronic, Reggae and Indie. Art installations of all scales, bespoke event structures and enough unique elements will be present to transform people out of their ordinary setting and into an environment more fantastic.

Catalpa will be held on Randalls Island NYC from 1pm to 11pm over July 28th/29th weekend, 2012.



Catalpa is starting a "Lonely Boy" Video Dance Contest, where the Grand prize winner will receive an all expense paid trip for two (2) to Catalpa Festival, including airfare+ three (3) nights of lodging at The Standard Hotel in NYC's Meat Packing District + a pair of VIP tickets to the festival to meet and have your photo taken with The Black Keys!


Arcadia is a sculpture-based organization that takes military scrap and turns it on its head to create positive environments for the purpose of celebrating life.

Their structure known as ‘The Afterburner’ will be making it’s debut North American appearance at Catalpa Festival. This is a mind-blowing spire that shoots giant 30ft flame balls from its peak and contains DJs playing from within. Surrounded by a high-powered sound system and an incredible lighting system, New York City will have never seen anything like this!


The 60ft inflatable Church of Sham marriages is to ensure that any sudden urges for marriage proposals (sham or legitimate) during Catalpa can be dealt with on the spot! We will have our full time pimp pastor on hand at all times throughout the weekend to conduct ceremonies and he will provide wedding veils, candy wedding rings and ‘just married’ sashes for all the happy couples.

We want people to get creative here. Straight, gay, three-way or even group marriages are all accepted. Heck, you can even marry yourself if you feel like it!

While we do accept walk-ups, we are predicting the demand for sham marriages to be high during the weekend. If you would like to book your spot then please feel free to send us a mail and we’ll slot you in. Email inquiries.

If anybody is legitimately looking to get married or renew vows during Catalpa Festival we would be delighted to arrange this, provide a city clerk for the registration and cover all costs for you. We’re NOT joking!!! Email inquiries.


The Silent Disco tent at Catalpa Festival is an experience that you don’t want to miss out on. Listen to DJs playing in the tent through wireless headphones while you dance and sing along at the top of your voice. Don’t worry, nobody else in the tent can hear you, they will all be doing the same thing!!!


Catalpa Festival is entirely based on the notion of taking people out of their ordinary environment and into an atmosphere more fantastic. We believe that this needs to come across aesthetically in every facet of the weekend so we have invested a lot of time and effort to source the most visually stunning, interactive and thought provoking art installations to achieve this goal. Artists from New York, European festivals, Burning Man and even Yoko Ono are contributing to what we can assure you will be a visual overload!


This area of Catalpa Festival will serve as a homage to all things gastronomic in New York. We are carefully selecting the most unique and top quality eateries to participate at Catalpa. From the farmers market to stone-fire pizzas, we aim to offer a culinary profile far beyond your expectations. More info coming soon…

Tuesday, May 22, 2012

Monday, May 21, 2012

Father John Misty - Mercury Lounge, New York City

Father John Misty - Mercury Lounge NYC - May 18, 2012
Photos taken by Greg Jacquin.