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Monday, 03 June 2013



There's got to be a joke in there regarding a 40-year-old virgin? The British record label Virgin Records, which was started by Richard Branson in 1973, is turning 40 this year.

To help us celebrate and remember why the record label was important, some events are in store (pun not intended) for you:

1) Exhibition
The creative direction for the exhibition will be overseen by Adrian Shaughnessy, George Lee and the team at This Is Real Art. It will include photos (seen and unseen), seminal videos (including props) and memorabilia that capture the symbiotic collaborations between the cultural icons of the day. The location will be an exclusive venue in Mornington Crescent.

2) Book
A beautiful art book will be edited by leading music journalist Adrian Thrills. Adrian began his career editing the punk fanzine 48 Thrills before becoming one of the main feature writers for NME in the Eighties. He contributed fifty cover stories for the paper championing the 2-Tone movement and many of the post-punk, reggae and dance acts of the era; as well as writing the first ever cover story for iconic style magazine The Face featuring The Specials. The book will be designed by Adrian Shaughnessy.

3) Documentary
A film produced by Leopard Films, one of the UK’s leading production companies, and directed by Paul Tilzey, the director of many award winning documentaries for BBC and Channel 4 including ‘The 70s’. Executive producer Todd Austin and Fiona Morris' projects include ‘Do it Yourself; The Story of Rough Trade’ (BBC Four) and ‘Imagine: Damon and Jamie’s Excellent Adventure’ (BBC One) respectively.

4) Events
A series of live events. Virgin Records will be taking over legendary Camden venue KOKO in October. The shows will celebrate four decades of disruptions involving icons and luminaries from Virgin’s roster past and present.

5) Compilations
A compilation CD with 2 x Cd set; one disc with current Virgin artists covering Virgin classics, another disc with original Virgin classics. There will also be a series of Virgin 40 compilation CDs spanning the four decades.


The Center for Traditional Music and Dance (CTMD) and Evergreene Music is celebrating the New York Center's 45th anniversary this month (June).

Excerpts from their press release:

In addition to releasing the Balkan Arts Series on June 4th, the Center will also be holding a special Benefit Dinner and Dance Party at New York's Edison Ballroom that same evening, honoring Sue Yeon Park (a National Heritage Fellow and the artistic director of the Korean Performing Arrts Center), Rick Luftgrass (Executive Director of the Laurie M Tisch Illumination Fund and CTMD Board Member), and Janette Sadik-Khan (Commissioner for the New York City Department of Transportation). The night will be rounded out with cocktails, dinner, dancing, and, a special musical performances by the Secret Trio (Ara Dinkjian-oud, Ismail Lumanovski-clarinet, Tamer Pinabashi-kanun/Turkish zither).

Recorded in the 1960's and 70's by CTMD-founders Martin Koenig and Ethel Raim, the historic 13-part Balkan Arts Series opens up the Center's rich 45-year old archive, featuring some of the most exciting field recordings of traditional folk music yet to emerge from Bulgaria, East Serbia, Greek Macedonia and Thrace, and Romania.


The CTMD's 45th Anniversary "Treasures and Traditions" Benefit Dinner and Dance Party will be held at the Edison Ballroom on Tuesday, June 4, 2013. The Edison Ballroom is at 240 West 47th Street in Manhattan. Tickets are $250 per person (which includes cocktails, dinner, and entertainment), and tables are priced at $2500, $5000, and $10,000. For tickets and more information, go to ctmd.org/celebrate45.htm

September 2019

Sun Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat
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Sun 09/15/2019
Kardemimmit at the Cedar
• Pink Sweat$ at Fine Line

Mon 09/16/2019
The Midnight at First Ave
• Jonas Brothers at Xcel

Tue 09/17/2019
Banks at Varsity
• Fontaines D.C. at 7th St
• K.Flay at First Ave
• Voivod at Fine Line

Wed 09/18/2019
Head and Heart at Armory

• Vasen at The Cedar
• Leslie Stevens at Icehouse
• Big Sandy at Hook And Ladder
• Elizabeth Moen at 7th St
• Polo & Pan at First Ave
• Dodie at Varsity
• Periphery at Skyway

Thu 09/19/2019
Generationals at Turf
• Osmo Vanska at Orchestra
• Lil Keed at Varsity
• Hannah Kerr at Willowbrook
• Brittany Howard at Palace
• Budos Band at First Ave

Fri 09/20/2019
Twin Peaks at Fine Line
• Soccer Mommy at Amsterdam Bar
• TWRP at Turf
• Kokoko! at The Cedar

Sat 09/21/2019
Why? at Fine Line
• Kid Quill at 7th St
• Osmo Vanska at Orchestra Hall
• Classic Albums Live at Ordway Center
• Babymetal at Myth
• Lucy Kaplansky at The Cedar
• Black Mountain at Turf Club

Sun 09/22/2019
Psychedelic Porn Crumpets at Turf
Ziggy Alberts at Cedar
• Geek x Vrv at 7th St
• Andy Grammer at Varsity
• Two Door Cinema Club at First Ave
• Witt Lowry at Fine Line

Mon 09/23/2019
Charlie Cunningham at 7th St
• Nightmares On Wax at Varsity
• Damien Jurado at Turf Club

Tue 09/24/2019
Avril Lavigne at State

Melvins at First Ave
Wilder Woods at Fine Line
• Boy & Bear at Turf
• Mahalia at 7th St

Wed 09/25/2019
• Band Of Skulls at Fine Line
• Roger Clyne at Turf Club
• Band Camino at First Ave

Thu 09/26/2019
• Ashe at Amsterdam Bar
• Greg Laswell at The Cedar
• Maggie Rogers at Armory
• Blackberry Smoke at Palace

Fri 09/27/2019
• Martin Garrix at Armory
• Koan Sound at Varsity

Sat 09/28/2019
Black Keys at Target

Mon 09/30/2019
• Shaed at 7th Street
• Dark Star Orchestra at First Ave
• Sigrid at Fine Line

Tue 10/01/2019
• Nick Cave at Pantages
• Dropkick Murphys at Myth
• Mike Watt at 7th St
• New Pornographers at First Ave
• Noah Gundersen at Fine Line

Wed 10/02/2019
• Shonen Knife at Fine Line
• Flor at Amsterdam
• Mac DeMarco at Palace
• Daniel Norgren at Turf
• Knocked Loose at Skyway
• Cosmo Sheldrake at 7th St
• Clairo at Varsity

Thu 10/03/2019
• Badflower at Varsity
• Mari Boine Band at Cedar
• Lee Bains III at Hook and Ladder
• Lewis Capaldi at First Ave
• Bon Iver at Xcel
• Legendary Pink Dots at 7th St
• Banners at Turf

Fri 10/04/2019
• Injury Reserve at 7th St
• Jade Bird at First Ave
• Jon Pardi at Armory
• Bluetech at Amsterdam
• Brian McKnight at Ordway Center
• Shawn James at Icehouse

Sat 10/05/2019
• The Chainsmokers at Xcel
• John Nemeth at Ballentine VFW
• Eluveitie at Cabooze
• Slenderbodies at 7th St
• John McCutcheon at The Cedar
• Stereolab at First Ave
• Ghost at Armory
• Gaelynn Lea at Ordway Center
• White Reaper at Amsterdam Bar
• Less Than Jake at Skyway
• Tech N9ne at Myth
• Jesse Dayton at Turf Club

Sun 10/06/2019
• Michigander at 7th St
• Amon Amarth at Skyway
• Black Lillies at Cedar
• Danny Gonzalez at Cowles Center

Mon 10/07/2019
• Stand Atlantic at Amsterdam
• Steve Hackett at Pantages
• Marc Rebillet at Fine Line
• Little Feat at State

Tue 10/08/2019
• Skillet at Myth
• Sam Fender at Fine Line
• Early November at Garage
• Sabrina Claudio at Varsity

Wed 10/09/2019
• Hoodie Allen at Varsity
• Big Wreck at Turf
• Benjamin Francis Leftwich at 7th St
• Lizzo at Armory

Thu 10/10/2019
• Oh Sees at First Ave
• The Wldlfe at 7th St

Fri 10/11/2019
• Strung Out at Turf Club
• Gwar at Skyway
• All That Remains at Cabooze
• Lizzo at Armory
• Killer Queen at Medina
• Distillers at Varsity
• Austin Plaine at 7th St
• Charli XCX at First Ave
• Dermot Kennedy at Myth

Sat 10/12/2019
• Chris Tomlin at Target
• Regrettes at Amsterdam
• City Of The Sun at 7th St
• Lucy Dacus at The Cedar
• Caravan Palace at First Ave
• Zedd at Armory
• Mt. Joy at Varsity

Sun 10/13/2019
• Half*alive at Varsity
• "Whose Live Anyway?" at Pantages
• Heart at Xcel
• Cigarettes After Sex at First Ave
• Tegan And Sara at Fitzgerald
• Josh A at Cabooze

Mon 10/14/2019
• PnB Rock at Varsity
• Stiff Little Fingers at Fine Line

Tue 10/15/2019
• Paper Kites at Fine Line
• Carbon Leaf at Amsterdam
• Sleater-Kinney at Palace
• Hollerado at 7th St
• Sid Sriram at Turf
• Tank and the Bangas at First Ave
• Madame Mayhem at Whiskey Junction

Wed 10/16/2019
• Break Science at Varsity
• Vinnie Caruana at Amsterdam
• Jay Som at 7th St
• Delfeayo Marsalis at Crooner's
• Sara Bareilles at Xcel

Thu 10/17/2019
• Whitney at First Ave

Sun 10/20/2019
Smooth Hound Smith at Turf

Sat 10/26/2019
• Laserface at Armory

Tue 11/12/2019
Angel Olsen at First Ave

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