Showing posts with label Red Bull Sound Select Stage. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Red Bull Sound Select Stage. Show all posts

Wednesday, September 10, 2014

Win Riot Fest Passes, RED BULL SOUND SELECT ARTISTS AT RIOT FEST, Free After Party #riotfest



**Red Bull is hosting a contest for free 3-day or VIP passes to this year’s event.  To enter, RSVP to Riot Fest on and winners will be chosen at random. The entry deadline is Wednesday, September 10, 2014.** 

It's the 10th anniversary of Riot Fest and Red Bull presents the best of punk, rock and a little hip/hop on the Radical Stage in Humboldt Park. 

Many of ChiIL Live Shows' favorites are among their picks including MuttsArchie PowellMy Gold Mask. Click the highlighted links above for our past coverage and original photo and video filled features on the bands.

Twelve Red Bull Sound Select (RBSS) artists will be performing throughout the weekend, including eight local artists. The festival runs Friday, September 12 through Sunday, September 14, full schedule and tickets are available at

The Radical Stage will host 29 different acts with the first performance kicking off at 3:30 p.m. on Friday afternoon. Featured RBSS artists are Baby Baby, Lucki Eck$, Mutts, My Gold Mask, Netherfriends, Show You Suck, Buffalo Rodeo, Dan Wade, Radkey, The Grizzled Mighty, Vamos and Archie Powell, who will be performing on Red Bull’s stage. Other artists include: Broncho, Dads, Ex Friends, From Indian Lakes, In The Valley Below, Laura Stevenson, Lemuria, Pity Sex, Red City Radio, Team Spirit, The American Scene, The Bots, The Unlikely Candidates, Wounds, Restorations and The Crombies. 

Red Bull Sound Select is an artist and fan development program launched in 2013 along with a digital platform, content formats, and a national live event series.

Local Red Bull Sound Select artist Archie Powell and the Exports were thrilled with the opportunity, saying,”What Red Bull is doing for the little guy with their Sound Select program is really amazing. It comes from such a genuine place, a real desire to support art and culture for its own sake. Being involved with them in conjunction with Riot Fest couldn't feel better for us - it's a thick vibe of honest, enthusiastic support for what is clearly Chicago's best festival environment. It's an honor to participate.”

Red Bull Sound Select will be putting on an official after party, Saturday, September 13, at Cobra Lounge featuring Netherfriends, Vamos, Archie Powell and the Exports and Show You Suck. Doors are at 10pm, and is FREE with RSVP here:

About Riot Fest
From its beginnings as a multi-venue festival thriving in a variety of Chicago's clubs, to the full scale, multi-city outdoor event that it is now. Riot Fest has become a premiere festival series that attracts music lovers of all ages from all over the world.  For more information visit

Red Bull Sound Select is an artist development program and music discovery platform to help break emerging artists. Each month Red Bull Sound Select Presents hosts shows in cities throughout the country including LA, Portland, Seattle, Chicago, Denver, Philadelphia, NYC, Atlanta, Austin, Nashville and Dallas. These nights are curated by each town’s most notable music influencers and feature two hand-selected Red Bull Sound Select artists opening for a headlining act. In 2013, Red Bull Sound Select executed 60+ local shows in 11 markets putting 150+ artists alongside major headliners curated by top tastemakers like Brooklyn Vegan, Filter Magazine, and Sub Pop Records. Red Bull Sound Select has over 144 shows planned for 2014 in the US alone, with more to come. 2014 curators include KCRW, Capitol Hill Block Party, Transmission Events, Amoeba Records, Empty Bottle among others.

Saturday, August 3, 2013

Lolla Bands On Our Radar: Shovels & Rope: Saturday at 12:45 at the Red Bull Sound Select Stage #lolla


Shovels & Rope Lead 2013 Americana Honors & Awards Nominations For ALBUM OF THE YEAR, SONG OF THE YEAR, EMERGING ARTIST OF THE YEAR,

"Cary Ann Hearst and Michael Trent were
solid singers and songwriters on their own,
but the pairing is truly a thing of magic...”
 – Filter

Playing:  Saturday, August 3 
Red Bull Sound Select Stage

Charleston, SC's Shovels & Rope (Cary Ann Hearst & Michael Trent) will make their Lollapalooza debut Saturday, August 3 on the Red Bull Sound Select Stage (12:45-1:30pm) in support of their most critically acclaimed album, O' Be Joyful. With the release, Shovels & Rope made their network television debut on The Late Show With David Letterman, debut on Austin City Limits and debut on Billboard Heatseekers chart while receiving accolades from a wide variety of press.  NPR Music, Associated Press, Huffington Post, The Wall Street Journal, New York Times, USA Today, New York Daily News, The Washington Post, SPIN, Nylon, Filter, American Songwriter, Relix, UTNE, American Public Media, CMT, Austin American Statesman, Garden & Gun and many others have praised the duo's compelling songs and sweat soaked live performances.  Click here for highlights

This week, NPR featured Shovels & Rope in Five New Faces Of Folk saying, "On stage, South Carolina singer-songwriters Cary Ann Hearst and Michael Trent are geysers of goodwill: The husband-and-wife duo's chemistry and ramshackle playfulness make them difficult to resist. But listen to "Hail Hail," from last year's O' Be Joyful, and you'll also hear musicians for whom a smile is just one way to bare one's teeth." 

The electrifying road warriors are making their debut on the major festival circuit this year, beginning with a thrilling performance at Coachella to which the New York Times said, “Of all this afternoon’s young bands, they were the softest, but they might make the loudest crash.” They won over fans at Sasquatch, Hangout, Wakarusa, & Forecastle festivals, with upcoming festival appearances scheduled at Newport Folk Festival, Austin City Limits, Voodoo Experience.

Shovels & Rope just wrapped an opening tour for Dawes with select opening shows for Dave Matthews Band. In September, the duo will hit the road for the remainder of 2013 on a headlining tour. For tour dates and more info, visit:

Lolla Bands On Our Radar: Astro Sunday August 4th at 12:45pm on the Red Bull Sound Select stage #Lolla

Indie-electro band Astro will be performing at Lollapalooza Sunday August 4th at 12:45pm on the Red Bull Sound Select stage

Featured in NPR Music’s “Top 50 Albums of 2012,” Astro’s self-titled debut was celebrated by NPR:  There's not a single track on this record that I don't love; that hasn't gotten me antsy in my seat to dance.”  

The New York Times also raved: “Astro carries the legacy of smart, whimsical, catchy Latin alternative rock into the new electro-pop era, as if Café Tacvba were reprogrammed by Animal Collective and MGMT … a joy that needs no translation.” 

LA’s tastemaker radio station KCRW has been a strong supporter, praising their “electro-indie-rock sound mixed with a feverish enthusiasm, playful songwriting, and immaculate production that elevates it above the rest.”

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