So if youd like to meet up and talk lemme know in your next letter. — Miley Ray Cyrus (@MileyCyrus) October 3, 2013 We reported yesterday on Sinead O’Connor’s open letter to Miley Cyrus, and it seems the legendary singer/songwriter’s advice was all for naught. Cyrus responded to the letter, which seemed genuinely concerned, by provoking O’Connor, digging through her old tweets and posting an image of O’Connor ripping up a picture of the pope on SNL.Before Amanda Bynes…. There was…. pic.twitter.com/6JZPVnunPc— Miley Ray Cyrus (@MileyCyrus) October 3, 2013 #SNLpic.twitter.com/6Cq9pewEO0— Miley Ray Cyrus (@MileyCyrus) October 3, 2013Sinead didn’t take this too kindly, writing a second open letter to Miley, clearly very offended. It’s kind of funny that Miley chose to bring up the SNL incident as a way of challenging Sinead’s sanity. Sinead used her moment of national tv exposure to take a stand against a serious subject (she was accusing the church of protecting their priests from allegations of child abuse, which, obviously, turned out to be true). Her career most definitely suffered from the controversial move, and the radical direction away from the pop star mold. Miley’s controversial acts are controversy for the sake of controversy, trying to cement herself as a pop idol. You can read the second letter below. I love Sinead and everything, but I can’t help but thinking of this while reading the letter.Miley… Really? Who the fuck is advising you? Because taking me on is even more fuckin’ stupid than behaving like a prostitute and calling it feminism. You have posted today tweets of mine which are two years old, which were posted by me when I was unwell and seeking help so as to make them look like they are recent. In doing so you mock myself and Amanda Bynes for having suffered with mental health issues and for having sought help.I mean really really… who advises you? have you any idea how stupid and dangerous it is to mock people for suffering illness? You will yourself one day suffer such illness, that is without doubt. The course you have set yourself upon can only end in that, trust me.I am staggered that any 20 yr old woman of the 21st century could behave in such a dangerous and irresponsible manner as to not only send the signal to young women that its ok to act like prostitutes but also to the signal that those who have suffered or do suffer mental health problems are to be mocked and have their opinions invalidated. Have you no sense of danger at all? or responsibility? Remove your tweets immediately or you will hear from my lawyers. I am certain you will be hearing from all manner of mental health advocacy groups also. It is not acceptable to mock any person for having suffered.It is most unbecoming of you to respond in such a fashion to someone who expressed care for you. And worse that you are such an anti-female tool of the anti-female music industry. I hope that you will apologise to Amanda Bynes and to any person who has been wounded by your mockery of those who have suffered. And I hope that you will wake up and understand that you in fact are a danger to women.Furthermore you posted a photo of me tearing the pope’s photo .. as if to imply insanity.. by doing so all you have achieved is to expose your staggering ignorance. I suggest you read The Philadelphia Report, The Boston Report, all the reports which will illuminate for you why that action of mine remains sane and valid. By mocking it you mock every child who suffered sexual abuse at the hands of priests and had it covered by the Vatican. You could really do with educating yourself, that is if you’re not too busy getting your tits out to read.Miley then responded with a few more tweets, which got a third letter out from Sinead. You can see the tweets and the third letter below.Sinead. I don’t have time to write you an open letter cause Im hosting & performing on SNL this week.— Miley Ray Cyrus (@MileyCyrus) October 3, 2013 I have no interest whatsoever in meeting you. You had plenty of time yesterday to abuse Amanda Bynes .. an entirely innocent party.. and myself.. who also did nothing to deserve your abuse.. along with every other sufferer of mental health problems and every person who suffered abuse at the hands of priests.You can take five minutes today between g- string fuckin’ changes to publicly apologise and remove your abusive tweets. If you do not then you don’t give a shit who you mock and what damage you do by being so ignorant.When you publicly apologise to Amanda and myself and all mental health sufferers as well as all who were abused by priests that will end the matter as far as I am concerned.what you did yesterday was designed to damage me and my career and has caused me enormous distress and harassment and has potential to damage my career, since you deliberately gave the impression those tweets of mine were not two years old but reflect my current condition. If you cannot apologize I will have no choice but to bring legal proceedings against you since it is extremely hard to be given work when people think one is suffering from mental illness.I have no interest in or desire to cause you trouble but if you do not apologise for having deliberately tried to cause me hurt and trouble personally and professionally I will have to bring pressure upon you.When you end up in the psych ward or rehab I’ll be happy to visit you.. and would not lower myself to mock you.Be a proper woman and make the public apologies I have listed above. Your hosting SNL is a bullshit reason for not taking five minutes to do the right thing and your behaviour yesterday will rebound upon you very badly.You have no business abusing Amanda Bynes or anyone else. How do you think you made her feel yesterday? How do you feel when your friend Britney Spears is mocked and humiliated for having had mental health problems? I know I personally want to bash those who treat her that way. If she is your friend and more importantly if you are a true friend to her.. you ought apologise for joining those who mock and humiliate women who have been too nice frankly, to manage the music business without sensibly losing their minds.Cease behaving in an anti-female capacity. You will become the victim of it shortly. Soon it will be you the media ‘crazy’ .. and you will not enjoy it.. and you will appreciate people (like myself) standing up for you. Which I will be happy to do.. if you earn my respect today by apologising publicly.
No tickets to Coachella? No problem.For the first time ever, both weekends of the Indio, California music and arts festival will be available via the web and TV.According to festival organizers, the first weekend will be broadcast on YouTube, and the second will be air on AXS TV.Hosting both weekends will be Jason Bentley, Music Director of the Los Angeles radio station KCRW. Coverage will include artist interviews, full sets, a peek behind the scenes and select performances. This year’s Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival will run from April 11th to April 13th and from April 18th to 20th. Featured performers include Arcade Fire, OutKast, Muse, Beck and many others. Check out our previous coverage of the upcoming festival here.-Sarah Compo (@sarahcompo)
After 10 plus years as P. Diddy, Sean Combs decided that the grass is not always greener on the other side, and he would like to be called Puff Daddy once more.There’s just one little problem, the sharks swarmed and stole all the good Puff Daddy twitter handles. What’s a man to do when he can’t find a preferred twitter handle? While we’re fairly certain that this is a humorous prank by the good folks at Funny or Die, we couldn’t help but indulge. Photo and story credit to Funny Or Die.
Moe. has revealed their New Years Eve plans, with a two-night stint at Albany’s Palace Theatre on 12/30 and 12/31. The band will be celebrating their 25th anniversary with a hometown crowd, as the band hails from upstate New York.This will be their second straight NYE run in the Palace, which should make for a very festive concert experience. Tickets go on sale on September 19th, via Ticketmaster.-David Melamed (@DMelamz)
Weezer has just announced their first album, Everything Will Be Alright In The End, since 2010, and simultaneously announced a tour of intimate venues, with full performances of the new work. Naturally, tickets to these shows sold out quickly, considering the small venue capacity and reasonable ticket prices ($65 each).So, when one fan took to Craigslist to scalp the tickets for the band’s show at The Sinclair in Boston, to the tune of $250 per ticket, the internet responded.Whoever is selling 2 @Weezer tickets on Craigslist for $500 is the scum of the earth. http://t.co/cBhvywGwWR pic.twitter.com/JT6MPouY9F— Craig Silva (@craignb) September 29, 2014The tweet was recognized by Boston.com writer Luke O’Neil, who both wrote an article on the scalping and posted the following reply:Hey the @TheSinclair can you figure out who this is then ban him for life? @craignb @Weezer cc: @cplavin— luke oneil (@lukeoneil47) September 29, 2014The original poster, Craig Silva, dug up some more info about the scalper:@lukeoneil47 @thesinclair @weezer @cplavin PS guys name is Daniel and his # is 6319658129 haha (via/ CL)— Craig Silva (@craignb) September 29, 2014And The Sinclair finally responded:@lukeoneil47 @craignb @Weezer @cplavin Hard to make $500 off tickets when the order is cancelled. pic.twitter.com/XOXbO9gDuL— The Sinclair (@TheSinclair) September 29, 2014Boom. Roasted.Even Weezer frontman Rivers Cuomo commented on the whole scenario, reposting O’Neil’s article and thanking the venue for their act against scalping.“Dude Scalps Weezer Tickets for $500, Gets Swift Internet Justice.” http://t.co/ug8RUSciy1 Thanks, @TheSinclair @lukeoneil47 !— Rivers Cuomo (@RiversCuomo) September 30, 20Can someone do this for Phish Vegas tickets please?
Hundreds of thousands of angry music lovers have already made their voices heard in a petition for a cause that is clearly important to many: getting Kanye West off the Glastonbury bill. Now, festival organizer Emily Eavis is coming forward saying that she actually received death threats over the controversial booking.“It was not a pleasant world we unwrapped,” she said. “I had death threats and stuff. It was just horrible. It was just crazy. It was getting out of control. We had Time magazine, all the American news channels saying they were going to come down. This incredible onslaught worldwide.“It was quite upsetting because we were talking about something that was so exciting and interesting and fresh and brilliant for the festival,” she continued. “Kanye West is making the most exciting music at the moment. He is an amazing force as a performer. For us, getting the biggest star in the world was an amazing coup.”In addition to Kanye, the festival will see headlining sets from the Foo Fighters and Florence and the Machine. Check out the full lineup here.[Via The Guardian]
The schedule for Brooklyn Comes Alive is here! With over thirty artists performing in various superjam combinations throughout the day, this is sure to be a unique and memorable event.Brooklyn Comes Alive takes place this Saturday, September 26th from 12 PM-5 AM. Day passes are sold out, but you can purchase individual tickets to the Jazz Brunch and Orchard Lounge Late Night right here. If you already purchased a GA badge, admission to ALL of these events are included and you will be granted entry to any of the shows throughout the day. Some space may be limited so arrive at your favorites early, though attendees with wristbands are always guaranteed access to at least one of our events at any given time.Call (347) 223-4732 to make a reservation for the Jazz Brunch at Verboten. You may request the main room for Maurice “Mobetta” Brown followed by Billy Martin, or the Cabaret Room if you’d prefer to check out Holly Bowling. Reservations are not required.GA badges can be picked up at Verboten beginning at 11:30 AM. We can’t wait to see you at the inaugural Brooklyn Comes Alive!Brooklyn Comes Alive 2015 ScheduleVerboten:12:00 – 1:15 — Blue Note JAZZ BRUNCH ft. Maurice ‘Mobetta’ Brown & SOUL’D U OUT: Chelsea Baratz, Solomon Dorsey, Warren Fields, Shelton Garnder, Joe Blaxx, and Bendji Allonce1:15 – 2:00 — (Cabaret room) Blue Note JAZZ BRUNCH ft. Holly Bowling performing classical piano versions of Phish songs2:00 – 3:30 — BLUE NOTE JAZZ BRUNCH ft. Billy Martin (Medeski Martin & Wood), Kato Hideki, and Chris Cochrane3:30 – 4:00 — (Cabaret room) Hayley Jane (Hayley Jane & The Primates) Acoustic Set4:00 – 5:15 — SUPERJAM: Natalie Cressman (Trey Anastasio Band), Peter Apfelbaum (TAB), Ray Paczcowki (TAB), Tim Palmieri (Kung Fu), Adeline Michele, Russ Lawton (TAB), Nate Werth (Snarky Puppy)5:15 – 5:45 — (Cabaret room) Wiley Griffin (Teddy Midnight) Acoustic Set5:45 – 7:00 — SUPERJAM: Jennifer Hartswick (TAB), Scott Metzger (JRAD/Wolf!), Louis Cato (George Duke), Bob Lanzetti (Snarky Puppy), Anthony Wellington (Victor Wooten), Rob Marscher (Matisyahu), Natalie Cressman (TAB)7:00 – 7:30 — (Cabaret room) Sing-A-Long Party feat. Nina Zeitlin7:30 – 8:30 — Todd Stoops (RAQ) and Marvel Years with Special Guest Hayley Jane8:30 – 9:15 — Sing-A-Long Party feat. Nina Zeitlin9:15 – 10:45 — Live for Live Music Presents The Stratosphere All-Stars featuring Marc Brownstein (The Disco Biscuits), Mike Greenfield (Lotus/Electron), Todd Stoops (RAQ), and Marcus Rezak (Digital Tape Machine)10:45 – 11:30 — (Cabaret room) DJ Logic11:30 – 12:30 — Good Looks Collective Presents Brownie (Marc Brownstein DJ Set)12:30 – 5 — Good Looks Collective Presents Orchard Lounge (Extended Reunion Set)Music Hall of Williamsburg:7:00 – 8:15 — Andrew Block Superjam featuring Nigel Hall, Russell Batiste, and Eric Vogel8:45 – 10:15 — Live for Live Music Presents Eric Krasno (Lettuce/Soulive) Superjam featuring Marco Benevento and more TBA10:45 – 12:15 — Roosevelt Collier Superjam featuring Doug Wimbish (Living Colour) and Soule Monde12:45 – ? — Relix Presents Marco Benevento and Friends Superjam
Over the last fifteen years, Greensky Bluegrass has evolved into one of the most powerful live bands on the music scene, through amazing shows, relentless touring and a playful spirit. Their fusion of bluegrass instrumentation and a modern, progressive edge, stellar musicianship and a strong dose of driving, psychedelic jamming has made them a must see act for any music fan. At last year’s Northwest String Summit, they decided to do something special for the hardcore bluegrass crowd. For one night at least, they dusted off their traditional, “Single Mic” performance skills and treated everyone present by performing a stripped down, old-school bluegrass set. Abandoning their usual layout and performance design, they brought their music back to it’s roots, the gathering around a single, centered microphone. An incredible challenge for those not in the know, such a method involves a sense of spacing and a knowledge of how sound waves themselves work that many would not even understand, much less attempt. Though they played numerous shows in their earlier days in such a style, their dedication to their craft required them to rework their songs, rethink their approach to performing them and even refresh their wardrobe!Not content to try this experiment alone, they brought in a number of special guests, including Chris Pandolfi and Travis Book of The Infamous Stringdusters, Allie Kral of Yonder Mountain String Band, Andy Thorn of Leftover Salmon, Scott Law, Pete Karsounes and more to help make a special night magical. There were stellar renditions of old songs, amazing covers and possibly one of the greatest readings of their song “Don’t Lie” that has ever been given. No one can say if this truly unique experience will ever be repeated, but luckily for all of us, our own Rex Thomson was on hand to film the proceedings in full. Thanks to the generous permission of the band, and the efforts of the always amazing Taper Steve, we are proud to give the world a chance to see this show for the ages. Watch the full show below, broken into tracks for your convenience! The band is in incredible form throughout the show. Early tune “Salty Dog Blues” practically crackles with energy. They capture the wit and wistful-ness of John Hartford‘s “Steam Powered Aeroplane,“ following it quickly with a tight “Just To Lie.” The guest star highlights include Travis Book taking lead vocals on “Blue Nile,” and Allie Kral’s meltdown jam during the “Little Maggie>After Midnight>Little Maggie” free for all. Oh, and that’s all without mentioning a roller coaster rendition of “Can’t Stop Now” and a fifteen minute “Don’t Lie” that shows why the band is known for not only their live shows, but their stellar song craft. We’re very happy to share this special show with all of you. Enjoy!01. “I’ve Waited As Long As I Can”02. “Salty Dog Blues”03. “Foggy Mountain Special”04. “Steam Powered Aeroplane”05. “Just To Lie”06. “Blue Nile”07. “Airmail Special”08. “Can’t Stop Now” 10. “Moonlight Midnight”11. “Dark Hollow”12. “Will The Rose Bloom”13. “Clinch Mountain Backstep”14. “The Old Home Place”15. “Little Maggie > After Midnight > Little Maggie”16. “Don’t Lie”17. “Drink Up And Go Home”
John Mayer’s time is coming quickly. Soon enough he’ll be sharing the stage alongside Bob Weir, Bill Kreutzmann, and Mickey Hart of the Grateful Dead for the ensemble’s slated Dead & Company dates, but over the weekend, Mayer paid a visit to the Hollywood Bowl during the Zac Brown Band show to jam with with his old friend.John Mayer and Bob Weir Comment On Touring After Fare Thee WellMayer emerged at the end of Brown’s set and lit into a trio of covers including, Bill Withers’ “Use Me,” a Jimi Hendrix-esque version of Bob Dylan’s “All Along The Watchtower” and Avicii’s “Broken Arrows.” Take a look at “Watchtower” from the show below:[Via Jambands.com]
Last weekend marked the return of the flagship Life In Color Festival in Miami, FL, billed as “The World’s Largest Paint Party.” Life In Color is a complete experience, packaging paint playing with some of the most renowned DJs and magnificent art installations throughout. Jack U, Steve Aoki, Zed’s Dead, Flosstradamus, Keys N Krates and more all came out for this one-of-a-kind celebration.Fortunately, photographer Lauren Seaman was on hand to capture the magic. Enjoy her photos below: For more images, check out the gallery below: Load remaining images