Category: Previews

March 2nd, 2021

March 5 & 6, 2021 

https://www.twitch.tv/amazonmusic

LEGENDARY PRODUCER SONGWRITER LINDA PERRY PARTNERS WITH CORE TO CURATE A STAR STUDDED LINEUP 2 DAY ROCK ‘N’ RELIEF: LIVE STREAM CONCERT SERIES

Artists include: Foo Fighters, DeadMau5, Carly Simon, Sheryl Crow, Ziggy Marley, Silversun Pickups, Gavin Rossdale, Juliette Lewis, Macy Gray and more!
Amazon Music To Stream Concert Through its App and Twitch Channel
Rolling Stone and YouTube to also Broadcast

Legendary producer & Hall of Fame songwriter Linda Perry is set to curate and perform at the upcoming two-day Rock ‘N’ Relief: Live Stream Series. Founded by Sean Penn and Ann Lee, CORE (Community Organized Relief Effort) is a non-profit organization dedicated to crisis response.

CORE has been working tirelessly on the frontlines with partners to provide equitable access to free testing and vaccines across Los Angeles for the past year. This two-day live stream will benefit CORE’s life-saving programs. In addition, the concert will also benefit CORE’s work supporting the City of L.A.’s mobile vaccination program, which brings access to the vaccine directly to communities who need it most across L.A. The mobile vaccination program targets low-income communities of color that have been disproportionately impacted by the pandemic. By providing direct access within the community and offering on-site registration, CORE is helping to eliminate the disparities in health equity as it relates to vaccine distribution and COVID-19 testing.

Additionally, CORE helps operate the City of L.A.’s mass vaccination site at Dodger Stadium, which is currently serving as the largest vaccination site in the U.S., providing an average of 8,000 vaccines daily, with the capacity to administer more than 12,000 vaccines per day, pending vaccine supply. Linda Perry’s Rock n’ Relief concert aims to be a magnet to bring awareness to CORE as well as raise money in support of CORE’s daily outreach to broaden its impact in the community during this pandemic.

“Our critical mission within this moment of the pandemic is to provide equitable relief services to our local community, and we rely on donations to continue our efforts,” said CORE’s Co-Founder and CEO, Ann Lee. “We are thrilled that Linda Perry has curated such an amazing group of artists to support our cause and bring comfort and joy to people in this time of hardship.”

“As a mother and fellow member of this community, I wanted to do something to lift spirits and send a positive message of hope and humanity to all the healthcare workers and those on the front lines, as well as raise awareness and funds to support CORE and their relief efforts,” said event producer and longtime CORE supporter Linda Perry. “When I first put the word out, many jumped on board to contribute; we had over 150 bands submit to play. We are pleased to announce that California Love Drop and Monty’s Good Burger will provide food and beverages to all the digital workers that will be working hard to bring this powerful content to the viewers of this impactful concert series. Our goal is to do everything we can to thank CORE and the self-sacrificing people who keep us safe during this unprecedented crisis.”

The current lineup for this two-day concert series hosted by DJ Kat Corbett of SiriusXM & KROQ will feature artists like Foo Fighters, Deadmau5, Perry Farrell, Miguel, Carly Simon w/ David Saw, Gavin Rossdale, Pete Yorn, James Blunt, Jewel, Tracy Bonham, Sheryl Crow, Sammy Hagar DJ Adam Bravin (of She Wants Revenge), SHAED, Macy Gray, Willa Ami, Juliette Lewis, Donita Sparks of L7 & Friends, Linda Perry, Pete Molinari, Kevin Bacon, Silversun Pickups and more. Perry and CORE are working with Amazon Music to stream the concert live on the Amazon Music mobile app, and through the Amazon Music Twitch channel at twitch.tv/amazonmusic.

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February 24th, 2021

Isol-Aid # 46

Sunday February 28, 2021

https://www.isolaidfestival.com/

Put those phones on charge ISOL-AID is back for another round (the 46th to be exact) and is heading straight to your screens this Sunday February 28. Packed full of musical goodness sure to fill you up before taking on the week ahead we’re serving up everything from a crowd favourite Brissie punk band to the dulcet tones of a medical student by day, TikTok phenom by night, truly something for everyone!

Getting the night started is RICKY ROSEN, a 21 year old student working through a medical degree who just happens to have over half a million TikTok followers. In between classes Ricky has been quietly devoting his free time to working on his music and with Zoom University being the go to this past year he also found time to create a number of viral TikTok videos, kickstarting his music career. With the backing of his new found fans Ricky released his first single ‘Dim the Lights’ in December where he got to show off his hypnotic crooning skills.

https://www.tiktok.com/@rickyrosen?lang=en

JAGUAR JONZE crafts songs of melancholic beauty woven with gun slinging guitar lines and a strikingly rich, yet intimate voice. Born in Japan to a Taiwanese mother and Australian father, Jaguar Jonze is as eclectic as her cultural upbringing oozing influences by the likes of Portishead, The Last Shadow Puppets, Nick Cave and Angel Olsen. An enigmatic yet vulnerable songwriter, Jaguar Jonze delivers defiant ferocity through smoky vocals that shift between fragile and forceful and a mature musicality that provides sweetness through dissonance.

https://jaguarjonze.com/

Read FEMMUSIC’s interview with Jaguar Jonze at:

https://femmusic.com/wp/index.php/2019/09/03/jaguar-jonze-deena-lynch/

DZ DEATHRAYS are a band that started out playing house parties, and have ended up as one of the most recognisable and loved rock acts in modern Australian music. It’s not everyday that a band gets stronger and more popular with time, but that’s exactly what’s happened over the 10 years they’ve been thrashing out songs.The band has released three records, won two ARIA Awards, toured the world countless times, supported The Foo Fighters on stadium tours, they’ve even collaborated with a Wiggle, and now they’re set to stream live to your phone for ISOL-AID this Sunday.

http://dzdeathrays.com/ca.php

Ending the night is TAKA PERRY the Australian-Japanese producer/songwriter making waves in the global music scene. With past collaborations including Ruel, Max Frost, GoldLink and Denzel Curry, Taka has made a name for himself just barely out of high school. In June 2020, he produced an official remix for the ARIA-platinum certified single Painkiller by Ruel featuring Denzel Curry and Pilerats dubbed him as “one of Australia’s most exciting [songwriters]”. His creative contributions have amassed over 130 million plays proving he’s one of the most exciting up and com

https://www.instagram.com/takaperry/?hl=en

 

 

 

 

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February 24th, 2021

ISOL-AID Unlocked

February 23-26, 2021

https://member.folk.org/event/folkunlocked

ISOL-AID FESTIVAL and SOUNDS AUSTRALIA are teaming up to present ISOL-AID UNLOCKED, a four-day live music extravaganza featuring 49 Australian artists, as part of Folk Unlocked, the very first digital conference and showcase festival from Folk Alliance International.

Established in 1989, Folk Alliance International (FAI) is the world’s largest gathering of the folk music industry and community. The event became renowned by fans and musicians alike for its unique set up: taking over a hotel in cities around North America, where each room was turned into a showcase room. Nights are spent traversing the hallways, following your ears to the best sounds, and discovering some incredible talent from around the world along the way.

 In place of an in-person conference this year, FAI is hosting Folk Unlocked, a five-day virtual event for the entire international folk community to come together for panels, workshops, showcases, affinity and peer group meetings, exhibit spaces, networking, and mentorship.

 An essential part of every FAI conference is the after-hours Private Showcase scene, a festive, community-built offering of hundreds of mini-concerts presented simultaneously. This year, FAI will recreate this (albeit virtually) through the festival’s evening Unlocked Showcases, providing a meeting place for folk musicians, industry and fans to connect, discover new music and build community.

Isol-Aid Unlocked will feature as one of these showcases. 49 Australian artists are set to perform live across the four days of Folk Unlocked, from the 22nd to the 25th of February. Isol-Aid Unlocked will start at 6.30pm CT (23rd – 26th 11:30am AEDT), with no less than 12 Australian artists taking audiences into their homes each day.

No matter where you are, you’ll be able to experience Isol-Aid Unlocked via the artists’ Instagram accounts, the Isol-Aid website, or through registering to be a part of Folk Unlocked.

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February 18th, 2021

Isol-Aid #45 – Circuit Loose

Sunday February 21, 2021

https://www.isolaidfestival.com/

ISOL-AID 45 is back this weekend and like a hug from a friend, a steaming cup of tea, or a well worn North Face jacket, is here to bring you only the best vibes. A cracker of a lineup straight to your screens, perfect for throwing a little dance party or karaoke session at home, or wherever you happen to find yourself on the fine Sunday evening ahead.

Starting the night off is JACK GRAY singing to you with a seemingly effortless intimacy. Releasing his newest single Selfish last Friday it’s clear Jack’s productions show little regard for traditional distinctions between acoustic and electronic elements, combining both into an ambitiously modern blend that feels instantly familiar and boldly adventurous all at once. Capturing all the beautiful highs and messy lows of the journey into adulthood, Jack juxtaposes conflicting emotions, tackling weighty topics with subtle nuance and thoughtful reflection. Having spent the past two weeks playing shows supporting GORDI, Jack’s well and truly ready to bring it this Sunday.

https://www.jackgraymusic.com/

Wandering between the realms of alternative and electronic music, CXLOE’s pop sensibility brings these two genres together to create a sound that’s all her own. A pure musical aesthetic that meets with complex and dark lyrics bringing a true contrast to her artistry. Having developed her musical career from a young age amongst some of Australia’s most coveted songwriters and performers, CXLOE has experience well beyond her years and it shows.

https://cxloe.com/

He may live in a small city at the bottom end of Australia and there might be a mountain of songs written in his bedroom that are yet to see the light of day, but here’s the thing about honest songwriting and a voice as enchanting as LOS LEO, it’s only a matter of time before people start falling in love. Take this weekend as your chance to fall for LOS LEO and his sweet vintage tinged pop.

https://www.facebook.com/losleomusic/

KINDER, the musical project of sisters Briony and Savannah from the small town of Maitland, Australia, wrap up this week’s lineup. Bringing high energy dance tracks that weave sounds of their ghanian heritage with propulsive electro pop, KINDER are a mesmerising act. The duo has toured live alongside the likes of Marshmello, RL Grime, NGHTMRE, Alison Wonderland and PNAU as well as playing slots at Australian festivals like Splendour in the Grass, Groovin The Moo and Spilt Milk.

https://www.tiktok.com/@kindersounds?

 

 

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February 18th, 2021

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International Women’s Day Concert

May 8, 2021

6pm EST

$25-100

 https://www.girlswithimpact.org/concert2020

Live Nation Women & Girls With Impact have teamed up for a virtual concert for International Women’s Day. The lineup is Madison Reyes, Fletcher and Renee Elise Goldsberry. The show will be on the platform headliner which will have tools allowing fans to chat with the artists, donate and buy merch.

“Live Nation Women and Girls With Impact share similar goals of empowering and advancing girls & women in their industries as well as the shared pursuit of making sure diverse women’s voices are heard,” said Ali Harnell, President and Chief Strategy Officer of Live Nation Women. “These common threads allowed us to work together to create the concept for this special event and we are excited for everyone to see what we’ve created.”

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February 18th, 2021

Folk Alliance International (FAI) – Folk Unlocked Virtual Conference

February 22-26, 2021

https://folk.org/

Folk Alliance has been an annual tradition known for bringing songwriters together. This year it is online with panels, performances and more…and open to more than just the industry. Panels are worldwide from New Zealand, Canada, Ireland and more. The spotlight showcases are another thing

https://folk.org/unlocked/spotlight-showcase-artists/

 

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February 18th, 2021

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Brynn Elliott “Tell Me I’m Pretty” Scholarship – Application Deadline May 4, 2021 

Brynn is fresh off the release of “Tell Me I’m Pretty,” the powerful song behind the scholarship’s name.

Brynn Elliott is celebrating today’s announcement of the “Tell Me I’m Pretty” scholarship in partnership with Bold.org, an organization that works to eliminate student debt and democratize philanthropy. The $500 scholarship is geared towards ambitious women, and was inspired by the women in Brynn’s own life. Learn more and apply HERE: go.bold.org/Brynn

“I wanted to do this scholarship to encourage and empower women in WHATEVER they choose to set their mind and hearts to,” says Brynn “because I truly believe that what we do in this life and how we live is our access point to beauty. It could be going to school, starting a small business or creating art. Humans living out their purpose and dreams is what it’s all about. This scholarship is specifically for women because I know how much the women in my life have inspired and encouraged me to do that to which I am called. I would love to do the same for other women.”

https://www.brynnelliottofficial.com/

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January 23rd, 2021

Sunday January 24, 2021 

https://www.isolaidfestival.com/

Isol-Aid is the festival you never knew about. Started in 2020 as a way for artists to still perform and get money during COVID, Isol-Aid has evolved into a worldwide sensation. All money donated goes to the artists, and the artists are not bound to Australia. They come from all over the world in all genres. Now broadcast on TikTok Isol-Aid is the new festival for 2021.  #41 features Suzi from Victoria 

https://linktr.ee/suzisangthis

It also features Hayley Mary and her latest single “The Chain”

https://www.hayleymary.com/

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December 9th, 2020

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Melanie Martinez Global Streaming Concert Event

Can’t Wait Till I’m Out of K-12

Thursday December 17, 2020 – 8pm GMT, EST, PST

Friday December 18, 2020  – 8pm AEDT

https://www.melaniemartinezmusic.com/

Alternative artist Melanie Martinez sent everyone back to school with her sophomore album K-12. She followed it up with the After School EP. Singles include “Fire Drill”, “Play Date”, “Lunchbox Friends” , “High School Sweethearts”, and “The Bakery”

CAN’T WAIT TILL I’M OUT OF K-12 will see Martinez celebrating her internationally acclaimed album and accompanying full-length film “K-12” with a spectacular concert production, featuring a full band, dancers, and all of the one-of-a-kind theatricality fans have come to expect from this visionary, multi-talented artist. Martinez had been poised to launch the biggest world tour of her career earlier this year, but the run was cancelled due to the Coronavirus shutdown. CAN’T WAIT TILL I’M OUT OF K-12 is a newly conceived concert experience that marks the last opportunity for fans everywhere to experience an extraordinary K-12 concert production, giving songs from the K-12 tour a new spin in addition to performing tracks from her recent AFTER SCHOOL EP.

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December 9th, 2020

10th Annual Home for the Holidays Benefit Concert

December 11, 2020 on TikTok

December 13, 2020 on Facebook and YouTube

https://truecolorsunited.org/homefortheholidays/

Cyndi Lauper hosts this benefit for True Colors United which works prevent and end homelessness among lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer, and questioning (LGBTQ) youth. 100% of the net proceeds of Home for the Holidays goes to support the work of True Colors United to prevent and end this urgent issue.

This year’s lineup includes Billie Eilish, Bette Midler, Brandi Carlile, Brittany Howard, Cher, Dolly Parton, King Princess, Meg Myers, Phoebe Bridgers, Taylor Swift and more.

“It’s been a crazy year, but I am grateful for so many things – my immensely talented and generous friends who keep showing up for us year after year; the technology that is going to make it possible to bring our virtual concert to more people than ever; and all of our partners who help True Colors United do the work that we do. The Home for the Holidays concert is 10 years and over 100 artists in, and has raised over three million dollars, which is beyond what I could have imagined when we began. Most importantly though, we are truly helping LGBTQ young people experiencing homelessness. And to all of the fans who watch, donate, and celebrate with us, you are family. And I thank you.” – Cyndi Lauper

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October 31st, 2020

Aluna & Friends: Rodeo Rave

November 1, 2020

12:30-6:30 PST

www.twitch.tv/AlunasRoom

One half and front-woman of the internationally renowned duo AlunaGeorge, the critically acclaimed singer, songwriter and performer has stepped out on her own having inked a global deal with Los Angeles based record label Mad Decent. On stepping out solo, the British born, Los Angeles based artist shares: “In the past when performing on the stages of my white male peers, I always felt like a visitor being one of the few Black women I could see, so it never fully occurred to me to claim dance music as my music, as an artist, even though it was at the heart of my connection to music.” She continues. “Then I looked at the history of dance music and saw how, for example, Chicago House, known as the invention of house music, was pioneered in the Black and Latino LGTBQ+ communities which gave me inspiration to stake my flag in the ground as a Black woman in dance music by taking control of production and songwriting with my own vibe.” https://www.aluna.site/

Aluna is performing her debut solo album Renaissance live from Compton Cowboys Ranch. Guest DJ sets from Aluna’s friends & collaborators include: BAMBII, GuiltyBeatz, UNIIQU3, Lady Bee, Kiddy Smile, and Austin Millz.

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October 19th, 2020
  DFF43
 
https://www.denverfilm.org/dff43/

 
The 43rd Annual Denver Film Festival is having 3 unique Drive-In Screenings at Red Rocks. These 3 films are Nomadland, Nine Days and Ammonite. Red Rocks will serve as the backdrop for these red carpet films.

“Throughout this season’s Film On the Rocks Drive-In series, we have watched and shared the joy of audiences getting out of their homes and engaging in big-screen film entertainment,” said Festival Director, Britta Erickson. “While we’re excited to pivot to a virtual experience for the majority of this year’s Festival, and to reach new audiences through that opportunity, we are grateful to our film industry partners, the City of Denver, and of course, our amazing audiences to be able to deliver three unique film experiences — Nomadland, Nine Days and Ammonite — under the stars at beautiful Red Rocks Park. And the truth is, I can’t think of a better, more appropriate way to experience all three of these films – and Nomadland in particular – than in your car, surrounded by beautiful Western vistas.”

“Despite the challenges that 2020 has thrown at us, and the belief that we would have to be 100% virtual for this year’s Festival, we’re thrilled to be able to present these three Red Carpet Drive-In experiences and provide our audiences with some select in-person screening opportunities at DFF43,” said Director of Marketing and Partnerships, Kevin Smith. “These very special screenings would not be possible without the partnership and support of the City of Denver, Arts & Venues, and event partners including Red Bull and Waterloo Sparkling Water.”

Nomadland

Opening Night October 22, 2020 at 7pm

Nomandland

NOMADLAND will receive DFF43’s Rare Pearl Award which will be accepted by director, Chloé Zhao, in a video presentation before the film screening. Following the economic collapse of a company town in rural Nevada, Fern (Frances McDormand) packs her van and sets off on the road exploring a life outside of conventional society as a modern-day nomad.

Nine Days

October 24, 2020 at 7pm

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Will (Winston Duke) spends his days in a remote outpost watching the live Point of View (POV) on TV’s of people going about their lives, until one subject perishes, leaving a vacancy for a new life on earth. Soon, several candidates — unborn souls — arrive at Will’s to undergo tests determining their fitness, facing oblivion when they are deemed unsuitable. But Will soon faces his own existential challenge in the form of free-spirited Emma (Zazie Beetz), a candidate who is not like the others, forcing him to turn within and reckon with his own tumultuous past. Fueled by unexpected power, he discovers a bold new path forward in his own life.

Ammonite

October 29, 2020 at 7pm

Ammonite

In the 1840s, acclaimed self-taught paleontologist Mary Anning works alone on the wild and brutal Southern English coastline of Lyme Regis. The days of her famed discoveries behind her, she now hunts for common fossils to sell to rich tourists to support herself and her ailing widowed mother. When one such tourist, Roderick Murchison, arrives in Lyme on the first leg of a European tour, he entrusts Mary with the care of his young wife Charlotte, who is recuperating from a personal tragedy. Mary, whose life is a daily struggle on the poverty line, cannot afford to turn him down but, proud and relentlessly passionate about her work, she clashes with her unwanted guest. They are two women from utterly different worlds. Yet despite the chasm between their social spheres and personalities, Mary and Charlotte discover they can each offer what the other has been searching for: the realization that they are not alone. It is the beginning of a passionate and all-consuming love affair that will defy all social bounds and alter the course of both lives irrevocably.

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October 19th, 2020

Planet Afropunk

October 23-25, 2020

https://planetafropunk.com/

PLANET AFROPUNK – the theme and destination of this year’s Black cultural explosion is taking place on October 23-25. AFROPUNK’S 2020 festival pays homage to the reality that the upheavals experienced over the course of the year are far from novel; they have been central to the Black experience across space and time, which is recognized in this year’s theme, “PLANET AFROPUNK: PAST, PRESENT AND FUTURE IS BLACK.”

As a result of our unique partnerships, PLANET AFROPUNK will be a completely free virtual experience for its entire global audience, made solely possible by its brand partners. Festival-goers will be given an option to donate money to organizations including Black Futures Lab, Color of Change, Movement for Black Lives, Equal Justice Initiative, Fair Count, and The Bail Project among others.

Nichelle Sanders, Strategic Advisor at AFROPUNK, said: “Being Black on planet earth is like science fiction. With the murders of George Floyd, Ahmaud Arbery, Breonna Taylor and so many others, we have seen the pain and trauma of the past resurrected, and all while suffering through a global pandemic. But, as Black people, our unity and creativity are our greatest weapon against oppression and adversity. To convene a global family reunion at this moment in time is therefore essential.

“Now more than ever we need the resilience and creativity of our community to keep our culture alive and thriving. In creating PLANET AFROPUNK we’ve designed a safe space for our community to celebrate and inspire, cry and shout, and to heal and motivate one another. AFROPUNK’s approach to activism and fighting oppression has always been to celebrate Black music, art and culture – and ultimately Black joy. The AFROPUNK community is global, and we’ve built this planet to connect seamlessly. All across the world we are connecting in sameness and in difference to discover the joy in our Blackness, but also in the visual and musical artists and authors. And this is what AFROPUNK enables.

“We can’t wait to see the faces, hear the voices and connect the AFROPUNK community – as unique, expressive and unapologetic as it is – to each other. Welcome to PLANET AFROPUNK!”

The line-up for the weekend is huge and includes:

Ari Lennox

Bootsy Collins

Common

Dua Saleh

Larissa Luz & Carlinhos Brown

Mayra Andrade

Meshell N’Dege Ocello

Moonchild Sanelly

Nessa

Sampa the Great

Tiana Major9

Tiwa Savage

And many more.  In addition, there will be added experiences at:

  • Ideaville, powered by Target, will be one of the most exciting and anticipated destinations at PLANET AFROPUNK. With keynote speakers, AFROPUNK Solution Sessions and luminary interviews, Ideaville will empower connections between people, ideas and solutions. With AFROPUNK, Target will spotlight Black voices and stories, while creating a safe space for all of AFROPUNK’s communities, featuring a Black Queer Town Hall and community soap box. Target has partnered with Penguin Random House to uplift Black voices by featuring a selection of NY-Times best-selling authors in our Rock N’ Read Bookstore and powering author readings and conversations.
  • Bites&Beats will return this year delivered by Grubhub, which will be offering virtual festival-goers access to exclusive experiences and Perks from restaurants across North America. CÎROC VODKA and CROWN ROYAL REGAL APPLE have partnered with Ghetto Gastro to bring Planet AFROPUNK lively and delicious conversations about culture through cuisine in Bites & Beats. The Queen of Bounce, Big Freedia joins Planet AFROPUNK to share one of her favorite recipes: Booty Poppin Potatoes and shows us how to make a Red Bull Tropical Tequila cocktail.
  • Art & Times will create an immersive gallery experience, celebrating hand-picked work from South African artists in collaboration with Esprit, showcasing how unusual and original combinations create something truly unique.
  • Hair & Beauty Village will explore all of the facets of Black hair through the eyes of creators, innovators, visionaries and artists to manifest conversations, creativity and community. Hair plays a central role in the identity, self-concept and political consciousness of Black people, and Maui Moisture will be powering important conversations on-platform for festival-goers.
  • Activism Row will generate discussions on criminal justice reform, the failings of the criminal legal system and the systemic racism and segregation plaguing the public school system. Ben & Jerry’s will highlight how partner organizations like The Advancement Project National Office, Close the Workhouse Coalition, and Power U work to eliminate injustices in Black communities nation-wide. Non-profit organization AARP will also be celebrating Black roots and activism through a video tribute and encouraging voter engagement.
  • Spinthrift Market will feature a curated selection of Black owned vendors from around the world. Guests will discover makers and creators across many different product areas including beauty, fashion, wellness, gifts, services and more.

 

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October 12th, 2020

DFF43

October 22, 2020 – November 8, 2020

https://www.denverfilm.org/dff43/

The Denver Film Festival is virtual this year. It has over a 100 films, short films, student shorts, music videos, and episodic content. DFF has a number of programs that are part of the festival, and also run content at Denver Film yearlong including: CineLatinnX, CinemaQ, J’Adore, Women + Film & SeriesFest. DFF also has featured this year the Colorado Dragon Film Festival, Culinary Cinema, Italian Showcase, Spotlight on UK/Ireland Cinema, Colorado Spotlight, Contemporary World Cinema and a Spotlight on Social Justice.

“The DFF43 program befits the complexities and opportunities presented to us in 2020 — a balance of thought provoking, issue-driven films addressing our challenging times, along with inspirational, charming, and life-affirming fare,” said Denver Film Festival Artistic Director, Matthew Campbell. “The program is an expansive, yet focused, sampling of international, U.S., and local films; with the goal of offering something for all tastes. Though we might not be able to convene in person this year, we hope these films connect Colorado cinema lovers in a way we’ve never before achieved.”

Here are suggestions of what to watch:

Atlantis –  A surrealist film set in a future Eastern Ukraine where Sergiy and Katya meet while exhuming war corpses.  Nominated for Krzysztof Kieślowski Award for Best Feature Film

I AM GRETA

I Am Greta – A documentary about Greta Thunberg with never before seen footage

Little Fish – Newlyweds find themselves in a world with a different pandemic. One that causes its victims to lose their memories

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Women In Blue – A documentary about Minneapolis’ first female police chief Janee Harteau filmed between 2017-2019

The 8th – The 8th traces Ireland’s campaign to remove the 8th Amendment – a constitutional ban on abortion.

Nasrin

People gather outside Iran embassy in France on June 13, 2019 to support Iranian human rights lawyer Nasrin Sotoudeh and demand her release. – Sotoudeh has been sentenced to a total of 33 years in prison over a case with seven charges, but she is to only serve the longest sentence, 12 years imposed for “encouraging corruption and debauchery”. She has also been convicted of espionage. Sotoudeh has also been sentenced to a total of 148 lashes for appearing in court without the hijab Islamic head covering and for another offence. (Photo by FRANCOIS GUILLOT / AFP)

Nasrin – A portrait of Nasrin Sotoudeh, a human rights activist and political prisoner through the eyes of Iran’s women’s right movement.

NEVIA

Nevia – Nevia is 17 and lives in the suburbs of Naples with her beloved little sister Enza, their aunt Lucia and their grandmother Nana. She is a stubborn teenager, determined to get from life much more than fate has planned for her, but it’s hard to be a girl in a place where only men can make the rules and apparently there are no options but make ends meet with little illegal jobs. Until one day, a circus comes to town, changing everything in Nevia’s life and giving her a new hope…

UNDINE

2019 Berlin
Als sie eines Tages von ihrem Freund (Jacob Matschenz) wegen einer anderen Frau verlassen wird, blüht ihr das ähnliche Schicksal wie der gleichnamigen griechischen Sagenfigur: sie muss ihren Ex umbringen und ins Wasser zurückkehren. Doch Undine wehrt sich gegen diesen Fluch. Da taucht der Industrietaucher Christoph (Franz Rogowski) auf, in den sich Undine verliebt. Die beiden verbringen eine glückliche Zeit miteinander, doch als Christoph spürt, dass Undine vor etwas davonzulaufen scheint, muss sie sich entscheiden.

Undine – A dark fantasy where a Berlin historian is forced to kill the man who betrays her. Nominated for Krzysztof Kieślowski Award for Best Feature Film

Shiva Baby – A near college graduate, Danielle, gets paid by her sugar daddy and rushes to meet her neurotic parents at a family shiva. Nominated for American Independent Award

Nadia, Butterfly – While young and in her prime, Nadia decides to retire from pro swimming after the Olympic Games to escape a rigid life of sacrifice. Nominated for Krzysztof Kieślowski Award for Best Feature Film

 

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October 11th, 2020

Village of Love Online Planned Parenthood Benefit Concert

Sunday October 25, 202

6-9pm PST

https://golive.ly/event/village-of-love

For the last eight years, Panache has hosted Valentine’s Day concerts across the country to raise money and awareness for Planned Parenthood. Earlier this year, The Village of Love Benefit Series raised over $40,000 through performances in Los Angeles, New York, Chicago, San Francisco, and Miami. Now, Panache is thrilled to be joining forces with their friends at Like Management and Live.ly to organize Village of Love’s online debut.

This year’s event features Angel Olsen, Brittany Howard, Deep Sea Diver, Phoebe Bridgers, Kathleen Hanna, Margo Price, Soko, Weyes Blood and more. Tickets are only $15.

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October 11th, 2020
Honor Her Wish

 

Monday October 12, 2020

8pm EST

http://rbg.live/

This exclusive event features big names across the board. Politically they include:

Secretary Hillary Rodham Clinton

Speaker Nancy Pelosi

Fair Fight Action Founder Stacey Abrams

Sen. Elizabeth Warren

Chelsea Clinton

Feminist Activist/Writer Gloria Steinem

Musically it includes:

Phoebe Bridgers

Sophia Bush

Kathleen Hanna

Kesha

Margo Price

Resistance Revival Chorus

Artist Michael Stipe

Hayley Williams

To join you must RSVP at http://rbg.live/

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October 11th, 2020

Save Our Stages

YouTube Music and NIVA (National Independent Venue Association) present #SOS (Save Our Stages Fest)

October 16-18, 2020

https://www.saveourstages.com/

Since COVID-19 began our local independent music venues have been suffering. In reaction the National Independent Venue Association was born. NIVA has been lobbying congress to get relief money so we don’t lose our independent venues. It has created a coalition of over 3000 member venues across the US in the music, comedy and arts sector.

The festival will be hosted by Reggie Watts and feature performances from 35 artists recorded live from more than 25 independent concert venues across the United States. These artists join YouTube and NIVA to amplify the message of NIVA’s Save Our Stages advocacy efforts and raise funds for its nationwide, need-based grant program to provide relief to these important members of the independent music, comedy and arts community.

The artists in the festival include:

Bea Miller

Brittany Howard

Kelsea Ballerini

Little Big Town

The Lumineers

Demi Lovato

Miley Cyrus

Monica

Phoebe Bridgers

Reba McEntire

And many more. Fans can watch the festival on NIVA’s YouTube Channel and on the individual artist’s YouTube Channel. Fans can donate directly to the NIVA Emergency Relief Fund at https://www.nivassoc.org/erf

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July 21st, 2020

20-UMS-LineUp-Story

Saturday July 25, 2020 7pm – 10pm MST

www.undergroundmusicshowcase.com

In celebrating 20 years of UMS this year, things are changing a lot. In the past UMS has been a 4 day, then 3-day music festival including national, regional, and local acts. This year in the shadow of COVID-19 it is a new event entirely.

This year it is a 3-hour virtual music festival, variety show, and telethon to benefit the Colorado Music Relief Fund. The Colorado Music Relief Fund was created to support all of those who help bring music to our lives — host of talented and dedicated individuals, crews, and businesses working on stage and behind the scenes. https://www.comusicrelief.org/home

Hosted by Christie Buchele and Sam Tellent, UMS will include live performances broadcast from the Hi-Dive, and music video premieres. This year’s lineup includes the following local woman acts:

Neoma – https://www.facebook.com/Neoma.lun/

Ramakhanda – https://ramakhandra.com/

The Milk Blossoms – https://www.facebook.com/themilkblossoms/

The Still Tide – http://www.thestilltide.com/

YaSi – https://www.yasimuse.com/

Wildermiss – https://www.wildermiss.com/

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January 27th, 2020

DietCig

 
Diet Cig, the hyper-duo of Alex Luciano & Noah Bowman are back with a new single after a hiatus after their LP Swear I’m Good at This. Luciano how the track came about

“This song centers around my very real and frequent experiences with night terrors and other bizarre sleep activity. If we’re close enough to have ever shared a room, you know what I’m talking about. This song goes out to you.

The idea of night terrors also represents the fact that no matter how hard I try to curate a specific and perfect version of myself, the embarrassing, weird, unlikable parts are always going to be there too. The people I’m closest with will always end up seeing them when they inevitably come hurling out of me like my night terrors in the middle of the night. This song’s about holding onto that hope that the real ones will like me even with all my weird freaky stuff underneath. Even when I’m screaming at them in my sleep from across the hotel room.”

Diet Cig will be touring in Europe and US beginning in May. For info visit http://dietcig.com/

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January 24th, 2020

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Poppy – I Disagree Tour at Gothic Theatre

Englewood, CO

January 28, 2020

https://www.impoppy.com/

 
Poppy returns with her new album I Disagree which drives into metal and industrial territory while still keeping Poppy’s unique vocal style. Her latest single is “Anything Like Me” which is about how people think they know you…when they don’t

Her previous single was “Fill the Crown”

I Disagree is Poppy’s final work Titanic Sinclair and follows their work on her debut album Am I A Girl? I Disagree marks Poppy’s new relationship with Sumerian Records. Poppy is known for being prescient on pop culture both good and bad. Her songs strike to the heart of social media. Be prepared for a visual and audio feast of music. She is currently on a worldwide tour.  

 

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