Sunset Strip Music Festival With Smashing Pumpkins, Slash, Common and Travie McCoy On August 28th
Big B is the latest addition to the Sunset Strip Music Festival on August 28th, 2010 in Hollywood, CA. Big B will share the stage at this year’s festival alongside Smashing Pumpkins, Slash, Common, P.O.D, and Travie McCoy. For more information on Sunset Strip Music Festival please visit http://www.sunsetstripmusicfestival.com .
BIG B has become known for his raw and honest style, blending together elements of hip-hop, alternative rock, country and even a laid-back reggae vibe. ‘Good Times & Bad Advice’ sees the Las Vegas rebel build upon the success of his smash previous effort ‘American Underdog’ and touts some of the industry’s biggest names as featured artists – Everlast, Cisco Adler (Shwayze, Whitestarr), Glasses Malone, Pepper and another epic pairing with Scott Russo. Big B’s new video for the song “Before I Leave This Place” featuring Everlast can be viewed online at http://vids.myspace.com/index.cfm?fuseaction=vids.individual&videoid=106025035 .
Big B will embark on a month long tour with Kottonmouth Kings, Blaze, and Australian hip-hop outfit Bliss N’ Eso starting on August 29th in Houston, TX. Big B's new album, "Good Times & Bad Advice", lands in stores on September 14th, 2010 through Suburban Noize.
BIG B TOUR DATES: Aug 24 - Tucson, AZ - Rialto Theater Aug 25 - Albuquerque, NM - Sunshine Theater Aug 28 - Hollywood, CA - Sunset Strip Music Festival Aug 29 - Houston, TX - Warehouse Live Aug 31 - Tulsa, OK - Cain's Ballroom Sep 01 - Wichita, KS - The Cotillion Ballroom Sep 02 - Des Moines, IA - All Play Sep 03 - Sauget, IL - Pop's Sep 04 - Thornville, OH - Legend Valley Sep 05 - Louisville, KY - Headliners Music Hall Sep 07 - Fort Lauderdale, FL - The Culture Room Sep 08 - St. Petersburg, FL - The State Theatre Sep 09 - Atlanta, GA - The Masquerade Sep 10 - Charlotte, NC - The Fillmore Charlotte Sep 11 - Baltimore, MD - Rams Head Live Sep 12 - Worcester, MA - The Palladium Sep 13 - Philadelphia, PA - Theatre of the Living Arts Sep 15 - New York, NY - B.B. King Blues Club & Grill Sep 16 - Pittsburgh, PA - Club Zoo Sep 17 - Pontiac, MI - Clutch Cargos Sep 18 - Chicago, IL - House Of Blues Sep 19 - Cleveland, OH - Peabody's Sep 20 - Cincinnati, OH - Bogart's Sep 21 - Milwaukee, WI - The Eagles Club Sep 22 - Minneapolis, MN - Cabooze Sep 23 - Fargo, ND - The Venue at Playmaker's Sep 24 - Sioux Falls, SD - Nutty's North Oudoors Sep 25 - Kansas City, MO - Beaumont Club
B.G.'s New Album "Hollyhood" to Be Released Oct. 5th
For Immediate Release -
After releasing last years successful "Too Hood 2 Be Hollywood" in conjunction with T.I.'s Grand Hustle, Southern legend B.G. plans to release its follow up "Hollyhood" October 5th!
While most rap heads are familiar with B.G. from his Cash Money Records days (Selling over 26.5 Million records) as part of the original Hot Boys, he is one of the few from the camp that has been able to stand on his own. He is known as an originator of “Bling-Bling” and the grimy New Orleans group “The Hot Boys”. With a nasty laid-back flow, a thick accent and a shoot ‘em up bang bang rhyme style, it’s no wonder he is affiliated with the largest names in hip-hop today from T.I. to Lil Wayne.
Fresh off the release of his Atlantic/Grand Hustle release “Too Hood 2 Be Hollywood”, B.G. experienced a resurgence with his single “My Hood” featuring Mannie Fresh garnering over 2,500 spins nationally. All the while, B.G. has been working on a documentary about his hometown of New Orleans post-Hurricane Katrina that will soon be released.
With an illegal carrying of weapons charge looming over his head, B.G. continues to grind daily with that never say die attitude that he has adopted in the past.
Hollywood wasn't the place for Gizzle and it's good to back home where you belong. Back in Hollyhood.
Last month RJD2 announced a remix contest of “The Glow” in keeping with the remix theme of his latest album, Inversions of the Colossus, a remixes and b-sides album released in late June.
Today RJ sent a shout out to all the members of his email list, congratulating them on a job well done with the remixes, and announcing the winning remix. He wrote:
Hot damn!! 5 pages of remixes?!?!? Amazing. Mega big shouts to everyone who programmed/played/mpc-ed/logic-ed/ableton-ed/protool-ed the hell out of those stems and submitted a remix. Kudos. This is the first time I've done something like this, and am so stoked you all had fun and got loose with it. Some killer flips from Ben/Ozonian, Kevin Sokolniki(first in!), Paulo, Drew Lizon and Ayce, Simius-too many to mention, really. I love how you guys took this and completely ran in all sorts of new directions with it. Inspiring, really; I haven't had this much fun listening to one of my own songs in forever. And the remix that got the most votes is......Paolo Palazzo!
Vonnegutt - Big Boi & Manchester Orchestra's Newest Signing
VONNEGUTT WHETS APPETITES WITH RE-RELEASE OF APTLY TITLED EP, OUT SEPTEMBER 21
RECENT LABEL PARTNERSHIPS WITH BIG BOI'S PURPLE RIBBON AND MANCHESTER ORCHESTRA'S FAVORITE GENTLEMEN
Atlanta's Vonnegutt may not immediately ring a bell, but there's a good chance you've already heard them play and seen them perform. Providing the hook on Big Boi's current single "Follow Us," having shared festival and late night television stages with him on multiple occasions, and fresh off a killer set at Lollapalooza, they are ready to re-release their debut EP, The Appetizer EP, on September 21st via Purple Ribbon/Favorite Gentlemen (the respective labels of Outkast's Big Boi and Manchester Orchestra).
What commonly intrigues new and old fans alike is Vonnegutt's ability to cross musical boundaries and appeal to different audiences. For fans of Gym Class Heroes, B.o.B., Chester French, and Chiddy Bang, Vonnegutt make their own mark with classic emcee skills coupled with evolving lyrics, pop sensibility, and a dose of rock dynamics. Let's be clear though, this has been has not been an easy path. Vonnegutt's two founding members have been paying their dues for years before crossing paths. Frontman/emcee Kyle Lucas has been earning a name for himself in the hip hop scene for years with the release of several mixtapes including his latest; It's Always Sunny In Marietta, which was presented by 2dopeboyz.com and hosted by Big Boi. Meanwhile, guitarist Neil Garrard was busy doing session work for some of the south's biggest names in Rap/R&B (Dungeon Family, Pastor Troy, and Kelly Rowland). 2008 saw the band solidify their lineup with the additions of Patrick Postlewait (bass) and Taylor White (drums).
2011 will see the release of the long awaited debut full length, Falling Up The Stairs. Until then and in celebration of Vonnegutt's recent partnership with Purple Ribbon/Favorite Gentlemen, the band's The Appetizer EP will be re-released September 21st, giving fans four songs to whet their appetites for what's to come.