Last night’s horrific incident at Route 91 festival has left us at Edge Music Network devastated. We have always operated under the belief that music transcends hate and brings people together regardless of who we are.
Whether it is the Manchester bombing or last night’s shooting, we need to show that you shouldn’t be afraid of celebrating music-something we all love. We want to support the victims and their families through this tragic time. That’s why, we have set up a GoFundMe page www.gofundme.com/lasvagasvictimsfund for people who are interested in donating to the victims and families of the shooting. One hundred percent of the proceeds will go to the victims of the shooting. Thank you for your support.
From March 24 - 26, Ultra music festival will be heading back to Bayfront Park, Miami for its 20th year anniversary. The lineup has not been announced yet, however, Ultra typically garners some of the top music artists in the world. In the past, music artists like Justin Bieber, Ariana Grande, Ice Cube, and Madonna have given epic performances. However, Ultra is more known as the mecca for EDM by hosting hundreds of DJ’s every year.
This year’s Ultra is also expected to continue their trademark live art exhibition. Ultra’s art pieces are considered to be some of the most innovative and abstract works in the country. For example, Ernesto Maranje's art pieces.
Tickets are now on sale at Ultra’s website ultramusicfestival.com/tickets/miami/. 3 day GA and VIP tickets are still available to purchase and range from $379 - $1,500. Ticket prices are expected to increase as the festival date grows nearer.
Attendees also must be 18 years of age or older to attend and 21 years of age or older to access VIP areas.
On Oct. 27th, the members of Linkin Park and various music artists are set to play a memorial concert for Chester Bennington at the Hollywood Bowl. According to Linkin Park’s website, “The band will be joined by a number of other artists, for an unforgettable night of music to honor the man that touched the lives of so many around the world.”
Tickets for the memorial concert will go on sale at ticketmaster: Linkin Park Ticket Master, September 22nd, 10pm. All of the proceeds will go to “Music for Relief”, which is a charity started by Linkin Park to help victims of the Indian Ocean tsunami of 2004.
The members of Linkin Park also released a new video for one of their most recent songs, “One More Light.” The video features a mixture of new music video footage and old tour video. In the description of the video Mike Shinoda, wrote “One More Light was written with the intention of sending love to those who lost someone. We now find ourselves on the receiving end.” The video captures that message through angelic imagery and nostalgia.
This weekend, Life is Beautiful music festival will be kicking off in Las Vegas, Nevada. This year’s all star lineup includes Chance the Rapper, Muse, Gorillaz, Lorde, Blink-182, the XX, Kaskade, Wiz Khalifa, and many more! You can view the rest of the lineup in the video below:
Life is Beautiful will also be continuing their famed outdoor art gallery. Life is Beautiful’s outdoor art gallery will feature a compilation of 2-D and 3-D art pieces crafted by some of America’s most innovative artists. Festival attendees will be able to see a 267-linear-foot neon lightning bolt mural by Felipe Pantone. The lightning bolt mural will be the first art piece to be powered by 100 percent solar energy. Other artists who will be featured at Life is Beautiful are Patrick McNeil, Patrick Miller a.k.a. Faile, Bicicleta Sem Freio, Broken Fingaz, Kevin Lyons, Zest, and Justin Favela.
If you are not impressed by Life is Beautiful’s art and music artists, then you can head over to the "Ideas Series." Life is Beautiful's "Ideas Series" will consist of different panelists who will discuss their industry and the charities that they are working with. Most Notably, Bill Nye the Science Guy will be holding a panel on September 22nd to discuss the importance of science and possibly conduct experiments. According to Life is Beautiful CEO, Justin Weniger, “the Ideas Series speakers play an important role in creating the festival’s sense of unity by connecting with attendees and sharing their personal experiences, knowledge and worldviews.”
GA tickets are sold out, however, VIP tickets can still be purchased at lifeisbeautiful.com/ticket. VIP tickets include access to shaded areas, private VIP areas adjacent to the Downtown and Ambassador stages with comfy luxe lounge seating, VIP concierge in the VIP areas at both Downtown and Ambassador stages, exclusive VIP-only food vendors, air-conditioned flushable restrooms, charging stations, screens featuring major sporting events, and VIP entry lanes at the festival gates with re-entry allowed all weekend.
Prophets of Rage have just dropped their new album "Prophets of Rage", and it is one of the most epic collaboration albums in music history. Prophets of Rage was formed last year by members of Rage Against the Machine (Tom Morello, Brad Wilk, Tim Commerford), Public Enemy (Chuck D, DJ Lord) , and Cypress Hill (B-Real).
In "Prophets of Rage", the songs are a mixture of their classic music styles and new age rock. Two songs that best exemplify the tone of the album are:
1. Un**** the World
Un**** the World starts off like any Rage Against the Machine song with a heavy rock guitar. However, Prophets of Rage decided to break down the verses into a softer guitar rhythm that synced well with Chuck D and B-Real’s flow. The lyrics are also very reminiscent to the anti-fascist and anti-government messages from the Rage Against the Machine and Public Enemy era.
2. Take Me Higher
Take Me Higher is a little break from the rest of their album due to its funk instrumentals. Unlike the other songs, Chuck D and B-Real shift their uptempo rapping to match the slower drum beat. Take Me Higher also includes a psychedelic guitar solo, which adds some extra flavor into the song.
The rest of “Prophets of Rage” is made up of similar songs with lyrics that challenge the status quo of our current political environment. You can see the full album and tour dates on their website prophetsofrage.com.