CONTEST: Win Tickets to IAN AXEL @ The Beacon Theatre, NYC

While all of your friends are vacationing in far away destinations next week, we have just the solution to get you out of the apartment and away from your cats. Your getaway comes in the form of IAN AXEL.

Starting TODAY, you can ENTER to WIN 2 TICKETS to see IAN AXEL at the BEACON THEATRE in NYC, this MONDAY, AUGUST 1st (Yes, he’s opening for Matthew Morrison from Glee. Don’t judge us)

Winners will be chose at random. The deadline to submit for the contest is Sunday, July 31st at 12pm Noon EST Time.

Please send an email to MODERNMYSTERYBLOG@YAHOO.COM with “IAN AXEL CONTEST” in the header. Please include your FULL NAME and PHONE NUMBER.

Good luck!

ABOUT IAN:


Ian Axel began his career when his typical 20-something job working at a Manhattan Apple Store suddenly became not-so-typical as his bosses caught wind of his musical talents. They flew him around the country to perform at dozens of stores around the United States, and included his songs on the playlists of hundreds of their stores worldwide. Ian officially “touched down” in 2011 when he released his debut full-length, This Is the New Year. The title track received over 1 million YouTube views, he performed on the nationally syndicated Rachael Ray Show and on La Blogothéque’s world-renown Take Away Shows, and his songs were featured on TV shows such as “One Tree Hill,” and as the theme to the MTV documentary series I Used to Be Fat.

However, it’s Ian’s live show that shoots him to new frontiers. He has an energy that recalls the intimacy, energy and excitement of performers like Regina Spektor, Elton John and Randy Newman. NPR described him as “a voice that possesses the sweetness of youth, the stubbornness of a teenager and the swagger of a rock star.” He is capable of captivating an audience as only the greatest performers do, an appeal that has not gone unnoticed, leading to opening gigs for Ingrid Michaelson, Evan Dando and, most recently, for Glee star Matthew Morrison’s at the 2500-capacity Beacon Theater on August 1st.

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Regina Spektor Releases First Live CD And Concert Film

Regina Spektor is releasing her first live CD and live concert film this Monday November 22nd, LIVE IN LONDON, on Sire/Warner Bros Records. Directed by Adria Petty, the 64-minute film captures the energy of Ms. Spektor’s concerts and is dedicated to Regina’s cellist and band leader Daniel Cho, who passed away this summer in Switzerland.

Spektor will be promoting the concert film/live CD combo this Tuesday, November 23rd by performing on Late Night With Jimmy Fallon, but if you want a larger than life experience of the film, you can see it in select U.S. theaters over the weekend, starting November 19th! Check if a theater near you is screening it after the jump and grab your tickets HERE, they are bound to run out fast!

And here’s a sneak peek of what you’ll see, with the LIVE IN LONDON performance of “Dance Anthem Of The 80s:”

LIVE IN LONDON SCREENINGS:
November 19 – Doris Duke Theatre – Honolulu, HI
November 19 – Hollywood Theatre – Portland, OR
November 19 – 25 – Village East Cinema – New York, NY
November 20 – Zeitgeist – New Orleans, LA
November 20 – Downtown Independent – Los Angeles, CA
November 21 – Northwest Film Forum – Seattle, WA
November 21 – Palace Theatre – Syracuse, NY
November 21 – Roxie – San Francisco, CA
November 21 – Zinema 2 – Duluth, MN
November 21 – Studio Movie Grill Atlanta – Alpharetta, GA
November 21 – Studio Movie Grill Houston – Houston, TX
November 21 – Studio Movie Grill Royal – Dallas, TX
November 21 – Middle East Downstairs – Boston, MA
November 21 – Alamo Drafthouse @ The Ritz – Austin, TX
November 22 – Lincoln Hall – Chicago, IL

New York City’s Weekly Show Round Up

Monday – September 27th

Teenage Fanclub, Radar Brothers @ Bowery Ballroom

Regina Spektor, Jenny Owen Jones, Jupiter One &  more @ Music Hall of Williamsburg

Beach Fossils, Grass Widow, Oberhofer, Ovens @ Old Firehouse

M.I.A., Rye Rye @ Terminal 5

The Tallest Man on Earth, S. Carey @ Webster Hall

 

Tuesday – September 28th

Black Heart Procession, Bing & Ruth, Amen Dunes @ (le) poisson rouge

Deerhunter @ Apple Store Soho

Teenage Fanclub, The Clean, Radar Brothers @ Bowery Ballroom

Shonen Knife, Hard Nips, Grooms @ Knitting Factory Brooklyn

Dead Confederate, Mt. St. HelensVietnam Band, Submarine Bells, New Beard @ Music Hall of Williamsburg

 

Wednesday – September 29th

Best Coast, Male Bonding, Small Black @ Bowery Ballroom

Golden Ages, Dinosaur Feathers,  Post Post @ Death By Audio

Sundelles, Bottle Up & Go, Shark? @ Glasslands

Juliana & Evan (Hatfield & Dando), The Shining Twins @ Mercury Lounge

Margot and The Nuclear So & So’s, The Lonely Forest, Cameron McGill @ Music Hall of Williamsburg

Shy Child, Your Youth, The Stationary Set, Dead Stars, ARMS Dj Set @ Piano’s

The Gay Blades, Chappo, Data Dog @ The Studio at Webster Hall

Rogue Wave, Midlake, Peter Wolf Crier @ Webster Hall

 

Thursday – September 30th

Sport of Kings, Miracles of Modern Science, Gunfight, Infinity Hotel @ Coco66

Film School, The Depreciation Guild, Home Video, Bronze @ Glasslands

Sonny and the Sunsets, Kelley Stoltz (early show) @ Mercury Lounge

Juliana & Evan (Hatfield & Dando), Candles (late show) @ Mercury Lounge

Best Coast, Male Bonding, Alex Bleeker & The Freaks @ Music Hall of Williamsburg

Belle & Sebastian, Teenage Fanclub @ Williamsburg Waterfront

 

Friday – October 1st

Foals, Esben And The Witch @ Bowery Ballroom

I’m Turning Into, Gunfight, Miniboone @ Don Pedro

Born Ruffians, Winter Gloves, First Rate People @ Knitting Factory Brooklyn

Film School, The Depreciation Guild @ Mercury Lounge

The Temper Trap, Delphic, Hundred In The Hands @ Terminal 5

NinjaSonik, Oxymorons, Cody B. Ware @ The Studio at Webster Hall

Sonny and the Sunsets, Kelley Stoltz @ Union Hall

Menomena, Suckers, Tu Fawning @ Webster Hall

Bonnaroo Announces 2010 Lineup

thubmnail icon: Bonnaroo 2010 Lineup

The moment you were sitting on the edge of your seat for is finally here. Bonnaroo has finally announced their 2010 lineup! The festival which takes place in Manchester, Tennessee from June 10th-13th, is filled to the rafters with stellar acts, and if you can believe it, there are more to be announced. The artists are quite diverse this year, more than ever. From Japandroids to Norah Jones, The Avett Brothers to Gwar. Oh and did we mention the Flaming Lips are playing Pink Floyd’s The Dark Side of the Moon? This is going to be one Bonnaroo to remember. Check out the list of artists so far listed below!

  • Jay-Z
  • Weezer
  • The Flaming Lips Do Dark Side Of The Moon
  • Phoenix
  • The National
  • She & Him
  • The Black Keys
  • Japandroids
  • Regina Spektor
  • Dr. Dog
  • Neon Indian
  • Kid Cudi
  • The xx
  • Damian Marley & Nas
  • Mayer Hawthorne & The County
  • The Postelles
  • OK Go
  • Wale
  • Gwar
  • Norah Jones
  • They Might Be Giants
  • Medeski, Martin & Wood
  • Steve Martin & The Steep Canyon Rangers
  • The Avett Brothers
  • Thievery Corporation
  • Manchester Orchestra
  • Dropkick Murphys
  • John Fogerty
  • Zac Brown Band
  • Tenacious D
  • Dave Rawlings Machine
  • The Entrance Band
  • John Prine
  • Lotus
  • Local Natives
  • Cross Canadian Ragweed
  • Ingrid Michaelson
  • Baaba Maal
  • Punch Brothers
  • NeedtoBreathe
  • Bassnectar
  • Monte Montgomery
  • Carolina Chocolate Drops
  • Rebelution
  • Jamey Johnson
  • Regina Spektor to Release New Album

    It has been quite sometime since we’ve heard from songstress Regina Spektor. About to release her new album titled ‘Far’ out June 23rd on Sire Records, Spektor has already reached the number 20 spot on itunes within the first day of preorder. I remember the first time I saw or even heard her play. She opened for The Strokes on their tour for ‘Room on Fire’ at the theater at Madison Square Garden. Then she was just a girl with a keyboard, a snare drum and a voice. Most memorably, she performed a song called ‘Reading Time with Pickle’. It is completely amazing how much she has grown since then.  ‘Far’  like all Regina Spektor albums, is worth picking up.

    You can catch Regina Spektor on tour starting in NYC on June 17th. From there she is off to Europe.

    ‘Far’  Tracklisting

    01. The Calculation
    02. Eet
    03. Blue Lips
    04. Folding Chair
    05. Machine
    06. Laughing With
    07. Human Of The Year
    08. Two Birds
    09. Dance Anthem Of The 80’s
    10. Genius Next Door
    11. Wallet
    12. One More Time With Feeling
    13. Man Of A Thousand Faces

    Tour Dates for Regina Spektor:

    06/17 – New York City – Beacon Theatre
    06/26 – UK – Glastonbury Festival
    06/29 – London – Serpentine Sessions
    07/01 – Paris, France – Le Batacian
    07/02 – Cologne, France – Gloria
    07/04 – Belgium – Werchter Festival
    07/06 – Hamburg – Grunspan
    07/07 – Berlin, Germany – Postbahnhof
    07/09 – Sweden – Hultsfred Festival
    07/11 – Ireland – Oxegen Festival
    07/12 – Scotland – T in the Park Festival
    07/14 – Amsterdam – Paradiso
    07/15 – Milan, Italy – Villa Arconati
    07/17 – UK – Latitude Festival

    Watch Regina’s Video for ‘Dance Anthem of the 80’s’

    Check out Regina Spektor on Myspace