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Daft Punk Explode into the Sunset

Daft Punk Explode into the Sunset After 28 years of bringing house music to the masses, Daft Punk announced their dissolution with a dramatic video post. Featuring excerpts from their 2006 film Electroma, the video entitled ‘Epilogue’ shows the helmeted French duo walking off into the desert. Bot 1 activates a self-destruct sequence on Bot...

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We Watched All Three Gorillaz ‘Song Machine’ Livestream Concerts; Here’s What Happened

How could we not? The UK livestream site LIVENow streamed the three-performance “Live from Kong Studios” special on December 12-13 (corresponding with different timezones around the world) and the Gorillaz offered an “around the world” experience where fans got to see all three performances and, for over-observant critics like the one typing these words, compare...

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The Last Great Festival (before COVID): Desert Daze 2019

By ELI JACE > Photography By Erika Reinsel > Let’s trip back one year ago this weekend. To a time when musicians held outdoor concerts for massive groups of comingling, dirty, despondent, drugged out groups of people camping in close proximity with little running water. It was the tail-end of festival season–October 10-13, 2019.  ...

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Watch: D&B Artists Camo & Krooked Made an Album With a Classical Orchestra and Then Performed It Live and on Instagram

If you know anything about the drum & bass world, you’ll know that Austrian duo Camo & Krooked are almost always at the forefront of pushing the genre’s boundaries. From their groundbreaking 2017 mega album Mosaik on RAM Recordings (WMG) which changed every producer and fan’s idea of what D&B could sound like, this duo...

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Essential New Music: Mohamed Assani’s ‘Wayfinder’ is a Spellbinding, Relentless Tour of the Quantum Realms

One of Canada’s most versatile and exciting musicians, Mohamed Assani‘s new album Wayfinder is a mighty artistic statement spanning many genres and traditions, experimental and bold, yet grounded in peace and freedom of spirit. Mohamed Assani is an award-winning sitar player and composer, known for being a proactive ambassador for his rich musical tradition. He...

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Patrick Ames Takes You On A Musical Napa Valley Vineyard Tour In “Liveness in Quarantine” Livestream Series

Liveness in Quarantine. Recorded during the Covid-19 Pandemic, April 2020. LIVE in the Vineyard.  The wineries of Napa Valley and wine county are closed but the vineyards are alive during April’s Pandemic. Join @PatrickAmes for tours and new music for your sheltering in place. Bring your wine glass because it’s always Happy Hour in this...

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Exclusive Interview with ACRONYM Brand Founder, Music Photographer, Culture Curator & Festival Head Amy Nicole

I’m very pleased to have recently picked the brain of one of my favorite people in the music industry and one who wears many inter-related hats, Amy Nicole, founder of ACRONYM.  First of all, I really love how ACRONYM very much looks and feels like an extension of who you are. There’s such an active...

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Paul McCartney Announces “Freshen Up” Tour Summer 2020 Live Dates Throughout Europe

Sir Paul McCartney recently announced a lively series of new live events as an extension of his “Fresh Up” tour series. I.M.P was lucky enough to attend his last Vancouver stop on July 6, 2019 and it was truly sincere and energizing. Tickets go on sale Tuesday, November 26th at 10:00 a.m. local time. Keep...

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Activist Punk Rock Heroes Pussy Riot to Embark on 2020 North American Tour

Activist punk rock heroes Pussy Riot have announced a Spring 2020 tour spanning much of North America. Prepare to have your collective minds blown; this is a band who have exemplified taking meaningful chances and making art that is truly dangerous. The 2020 tour launches March 13th in Los Angeles. Other destinations include Portland, Vancouver,...

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Live Video from The Family Soul, “So Beautiful”

Out of Windsor, Ontario, Canada is the grand ensemble, The Family Soul, a new group that formed in 2017. Their debut album, On The Shoulders Of…Vol. 1, from this year, is full of snappy grooves, R&B licks and a lot of horn. The group simply started as a way to give Soul Brother Mike’s songs more...

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Nick Cave live in Vancouver. Photo by Jon C. Ireson

Nick Cave – Part 2: Live in Conversation

The world is grieving and needs to have a good therapy session. At least, that’s the sense you get from being in the room during Nick Cave’s current tour, ‘A Conversation with Nick Cave’. When someone goes through the death of a loved one, the tendency is to recoil from the public to grieve and...

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Russian Circles Sneak Attack the Nile

By ELI JACE > The drummer for Russian Circles has the right foot of an antagonized brutish wildebeest. It took over half of their set last Monday for me to realize and confirm that, David Turncrantz, their drummer was only using one single foot pedal for the bass drum. He was machine-gunning, I thought for...

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