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Green Day’s Billie Joe Armstrong Rehab Bound After iHeartRadio Outburst

There’s a lot that viewers might have expected from Green Day’s iHeartRadio performance this past weekend. But unless guitar smashing and explicit ranting was on your list, you would be wrong.

While performing “Basket Case,” frontman Billie Joe Armstrong noticed the one minute warning sign flashing, signifying that the band wrap up their set. He quickly halted the band’s performance to make room for an outlandish tantrum.

“One fucking minute!,” Armstrong screamed, “Let me tell you something. I’ve been around since 19 fucking 88!  And you’re gonna give me one fucking minute? You’ve got to be kidding me! I’m not fucking Justin Bieber, you motherfuckers!”

As the teleprompter flashed that time was now up, Armstrong continued on with his outburst.

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Tour Update Day Nine: Jitta On The Track, Live in D.C.

“Rise” Competition winner Jitta On The Track has been giving us a behind-the-scenes look at his new life on Drake’s Club Paradise Tour, and now we finally get to see him perform on stage! Check out this video of Jitta’s set from the Verizon Center in Washington, D.C. and stay tuned for more news on his rise to fame.

 

Live Wired: OurStage Artists Wow Us With Unique Performances

This week, Live Wired is exploring the world of Pro Performance Videos on OurStage! This channel is full of wonderful and diverse representations of OurStage artists’ live performances so we decided to find some of our favorites to discuss. From local, intimate venues to huge stages that thousands of people will see, live music comes in all different packages. Performers like Anunnaki, Jeremy James and The Bright represent the assortment of live musicians on OurStage. It takes a lot of preparation for any artist to get on stage and play their songs to an audience. Whether it’s just a singer and their guitar or a full band, the art of live performance is a whole other aspect of musicianship.

Anunnaki are a group of musicians from Georgia who play classical music fused with the sounds of progressive gothic music. They consist of a pianist, four violinists, two violists and two cellists. The performance of their instrumental song “ISHTAR Gates” is a piece over ten minutes long but it’s extremely captivating. While other musicians in different genres may view crowd interaction as crucial, Anunnaki are focused on the precision of each of their instruments and how they work together. An interesting part of the performance is when the group incorporates vocals for a portion of the song. Instead of being the main focus, the singer is standing in the background and her voice is more like an accompanying instrument rather than the focal point.

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Punk On The Rocks: Spring 2011 Tours You Can’t Miss!

With winter winding down and springtime waiting in the wings, it’s almost time for bears and touring bands to come out of hibernation and begin roaming around the countryside.  Check out the bands below to find out which awesome bands will be coming through your town. No matter where you live, something cool will be going down in your neck of the woods this spring. Let’s just hope it involves more bands than bears.

Dropkick Murphys will be making every day St. Patty’s Day on the east coast and in the Midwest this spring. Their tour starts February 23rd in Niagara Falls and winds up with their annual St. Patrick’s Week shows in Massachusetts. Against Me! will be joining them on most of the dates on this jaunt. However, The Dropkicks aren’t the only Irishmen to be hitting these areas in March. Legendary Celtic punks The Pogues will be running a similar route in the first half of March with Titus Andronicus in tow.

Skankin' To The Beat: Ska Is Dead

Bands casting a slightly wider net this spring include OurStage-ers A Day To Remember. The band will be co-headlining a country-wide tour (with a few stops in Canada) with Bring Me The Horizon along with supporting acts We Came As Romans and Pierce The Veil. The tour kicks off March 10th in Philadelphia. Rise Against will also be spending their spring on America’s highways and byways, starting off a five week tour with Bad Religion and Four Year Strong on April 5th in Las Vegas.

For those of you who like your music a little more on the ska side, the organizers of the Ska Is Dead tour have put together a “Young Guns” tour, highlighting some of the up-and-coming bands in the genre like We Are The Union, The Forthrights, Brunt of It and more. The tour runs from April 13th to May 1st.

Last but not least, our friends across the ocean—Australia—will be visited by Unwritten Law in March, Streetlight Manifesto in April and Against Me!, who will be making good on the Australian shows they had to cancel back in October, in May. Europe will be graced with the presence of The Queers, still hard at work promoting 2010′s Back To The Basement,  for the first half of March. Dropkick Murphys will be hitting the European festival circuit starting in April.

What tours are YOU looking forward to this spring? Let us know in the comments!

Events News: How To Sync Your OurStage Calendar With Your Google Calendar

OurStage’s new Events feature is the next step in helping fans discover their new favorite artists, and allowing artists and industry pros help spread the word about their shows. We’ve received some questions from the community regarding Events, so we’ve decided to use this column to help answer them. This week, we’re tackling How to sync your OurStage calendar with your Google calendar.

You’ve RSVP’d to a bunch of cool events on OurStage — now what? Why not sync your OurStage calendar to your Google calendar? With your OurStage events visible as their own calendar within your Google calendar, you’ll be sure not to miss any of the fun!

Step 1: Log into your OurStage account and click on your “Calendar” tab. Click on the “Sync to Google Calendar” button in the top right corner of the “Calendar” tab.

Add cool events, then click the 'Sync To Google Calendar' button

Presto! Your OurStage calendar events will now appear in their own calendar, named “OurStage,” in your Google calendar! You can set reminders for and add details to your OurStage events just like you can for any other Google calendar event — you can even make your OurStage Google calendar public and share it with your friends!

Never miss an event - Sync your OurStage calendar with your Google calendar!

Tune in next week for more info for fans and artists on how to use Events!

Viewer Discretion Advised: Late Night Lineups

There’s been a lot of movement within the talk show circuit in the last few months. Between the resignation heard round the world of Conan and Larry King’s recent departure announcement, things are shaking up—and ratings are slowly but surely slipping. Despite the sensational spectacle of Conan’s battle with NBC, late night rankings have sank over the past 3 months, ushering hot shots like Jay Leno and and David Letterman into the twilight of their careers. Added to the takeover of DVR, and the maturing of an audience that would rather go out at night and check out monologues and performances on YouTube the next day, its safe to say execs are scrambling to find fresh appeals.

Lucky for them, the music industry is also in a transition period. Music is being sold (and not-so-sold) online, concerts aren’t selling out and the Internet is flooded with material from both emerging and seasoned artists, making it hard for individual acts to stand out and make an impression. So, musicians have taken to the tube to access their audiences in the comforts of their own homes. After all, 73 million people tuned in to watch The Beatles make their American television debut on the Ed Sullivan Show back in February of 1964. Here’s a fun, only slightly random fact: In an effort to promote the return of Jay Leno to The Tonight Show, NBC spots featuring the Beatles song “Get Back” ran during this past winter’s Olympics. While the version wasn’t performed by The Beatles, the singer did sound a bit like Paul McCartney.

Below you can check out your favorite artists that will be making appearances on a TV near you this week as well as the performance that started it all—The Beatles on Ed Sullivan—just for kicks.

Late Show with David Letterman, CBS

Mo 7/19: Robyn
Tu 7/20: Sheryl Crow
We 7/21: Alejandro Escovedo
Th 7/22: Steve Winwood

The Tonight Show with Dave Leno, NBC

Mo 7/19: KISS
Tu 7/20:  the Black Eyed Peas
We 7/21: Metric
Fr 7/23: Gaslight Anthem

Jimmy Kimmel Live, ABC

Mo 7/19:  N.E.R.D
Tu 7/20: Runner Runner
We 7/21:  Raheem DeVaughn
Th 7/22: Keane
Fr 7/23: Rerun TBA

Late Night with Jimmy Fallon, NBC

Mo 7/19: Widespread Panic
Tu 7/20: Jemaine Clement, Crowded House
We 7/21: Selena Gomez, Halestorm
Th 7/22: Sheryl Crow
Fr 7/23: Rick Ross

Lopez Tonight, TBS

Tu 7/20: Travie McCoy & Bruno Mars
Th 7/22: Enrique Iglesias

Punk On The Rocks: Summer Punk Invasion

As the weather gets warmer and the school year winds down, music fans everywhere start planning their summer concert calendars. This week, “Punk On The Rocks” has got the scoop on which bands will be criss-crossing the country and the globe to bring punk rock to your town this summer.

Streetlight Manifesto, America’s favorite ska band (at least according to the stickers on their new album), will be hitting the road with The Wonder Years and MU330 frontman Dan Potthast. The tour kicks of June 23th at Baltimore, Maryland’s Recher Theater. The nearly 6-week run will cover most of the US and end August 1st in New York City. For anyone not familiar with Potthast’s solo work, check out his 1999 release Eyeballs on Asian Man Records.

Against Me!

The members of Florida’s Against Me! are in full swing promoting their upcoming July 8th Sire records release White Crosses. Their current tour, which will take them through the US, Germany, the UK, Norway and Finland ends August 15th.  Also making their way across the entire US this summer are psychobilly punks Nekromantix. After two shows in Russia in late May, the band kicks off their tour at Tuscon, Arizona’s Club Congress on July 7th. Plan-It X Records punks Defiance, Ohio‘s Web site claims that they have a tour planned for June of this year, but as of now no dates have been released. On the OurStage artist front, Fire To Reason will start their “Bang Your Head” tour in their hometown of Conway, Arkansas on June 3rd. The band will cover the southern United States and will end their tour with a June 1st appearance at the Cornerstone Music Festival in Bushnell, Illinois.

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Stay Warm In February With These Hot Shows!

The Weekly RhythmFebruary. It’s the shortest month of the year, and I say good riddance to it when it’s done with. Classes have just gotten going again for most college students, and for many of us, it’s that time when winter starts to seem just a liiiiittle too long. OurStage would like to help you shake that February malaise and help you get out of the house. So we took a look through our top-ranked Latin artists to see who has the hottest upcoming shows in February. Check out the calendar below along with the bands’ details. If you’re not lucky enough to live in the vicinity of any of these shows, you’ll just have to stay occupied by  judging in the Latin Channel!

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Mento Buru: Two shows, February 16th and 20th. Bakersfield, California.

Rojos Calientes: Three shows, February 12th, 13th, and 26th. Various Colorado venues.

Vinyl Soul: CD Release Party February 26th at The Cabana Club in Hollywood!

Lau Miranda: Three nights at Carnaval de Ensenada in Ensenada, Baja California (MX), February 12-14th.

Olio: February 12th, 17th and 25th in the Los Angeles area.

Marketplace News: Last Chance To Submit Your EPK Before Marketplace Closes!

OSBlog02_Marketplace_MASTERThe OurStage Marketplace connects artists looking for gigs with venues looking for new talent. With amazing opportunities both around the USA and the world, the OurStage Marketplace is the place to be for up-and-coming artists! Reminder: The OurStage Marketplace will be closing at 11:59 PM on December 31st for a site overhaul, and will remain closed until the new version of Marketplace is ready in January 2010.

This week, we’re highlighting gigs you should check out before Marketplace temporarily closes. Take a look at the gigs below and find one that’s right for you!

DGQYBZDWZWCY-320x240Location: Online

Opportunity: Compilation CD

Application Deadline: December 31, 2009

Gig Info: Halfway House Studios is putting together Original Sounds…, a compilation CD meant to showcase creative sounds from the best emerging artists and promote them with a unique brand of Internet marketing and physical distribution. All genres of music are welcome. Get more info and submit your EPK here.

TLHBERDEDESD-320x240Location: Worldwide

Opportunity: Publishing

Application Deadline: December 31, 2009

Gig Info: KCMA Publishing is seeking great country songs for review, with the possibility of forwarding them to major Nashville labels for consideration by their artists. All songs must be country or  southern rock. Submissions can be any tempo. Please include your song’s lyrics with your submission. For more information and to submit your EPK, click here.

DHIVNGBDXAGX-320x240Location: New York City, NY/Online

Opportunity: Promotion/Live Performance

Application Deadline: December 31, 2009

Gig Info: Jay Stuart Media/Productions is looking for new artists to work with. The offer opportunities for live performance, online promotion, television and radio exposure and management services. For more information and to submit your EPK, click here.

Marketplace News: New Gigs & Gigs Closing Soon – Submit Your EPK!

OSBlog02_Marketplace_MASTERThe OurStage Marketplace connects artists looking for gigs with venues looking for new talent. With amazing opportunities both around the USA and the world, the OurStage Marketplace is the place to be for up-and-coming artists!

This week, we’re spotlighting some new gigs in the OurStage Marketplace as well as some gigs with fast-approaching application deadlines. Take a look at the gigs below and find one that’s right for you! Keep checking the OurStage Marketplace, accessible via the “Marketplace” button on the main navigation bar, for the most up-to-date gig listings.

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