AMPED’s very own MAJOR LAZER were the first major American group to perform in Cuba “since the U.S. eased relations with the Caribbean’s largest island.” This news caps off a successful 12 month period that saw Major Lazer’s “Lean On” become Spotify’s most streamed song of all time!
You can read about this ‘major’ event HERE.
Looks like Diplo, Walshy Fire and Jillionaire are living up to the title of their 2015 album, Peace Is The Mission!
Blaqk Audio, the electronic side endeavor of AFI’s Jade Puget and Davey Havok debuting August 14 in the form of the debut album CexCells actually had its genesis some five or six years ago even further back if one considers the duo’s shared love for the electronic music of the 1980s. Mixed by Dave Bascombe (Depeche Mode, Tears For Fears, Suede), CexCells expands upon and fully indulges the dark electronic textures that have influenced and pervaded the duo’s work for years. The results range from evocation of prime era Depeche Mode and early Ministry (“Stiff Kittens,” “Where Would You Like Them Left?,” “Bitter For Sweet”) to four on the floor club-friendly fare (“On A Friday,” “Snuff on Digital”-the latter being the first song written for the project, dating back to 2001-2002) to vulnerable balladry (“Wake Up, Open the Door and Escape to the Sea,” “The Fear of Being Found”)- all suffused with the common threads of Havok’s signature dark vocal and lyrical stylings and Puget’s epic, emotional arrangements.
Waiting To Be Told
First To Love
Ceremonial (Burst Into Stars)
To Be Alone
Black at the Center
I’m A Mess
You Will Hate Me
May 04 San Diego, CA House of Blues
May 05 Santa Ana, CA Observatory
May 06 Los Angeles, CA Troubadour
May 07 Sacramento, CA Ace of Spades
May 10 Portland, OR Doug Fir Lounge
May 11 Seattle,WA Croc
May 13 Salt Lake City, UT In The Venue
May 14 Denver, CO Bluebird
May 16 Saint Paul, MN Turf Club
May 17 Chicago,IL Bottom Lounge
May 18 Toronto,ON Mod Club
May 20 Cambridge, MA Sinclair
May 21 Washington, DC U Street Music Hall
May 22 New York, NY Bowery Ballroom
June 4 Mountain View, CA Live 105 BFD