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The Show / Osheaga 2017
« on: February 28, 2017, 02:00:48 PM »

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The Show / Sasquatch May 26-28
« on: January 23, 2017, 12:53:28 PM »

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The Show / Panorama Music Festival 2017 July 28
« on: January 09, 2017, 12:39:18 PM »

http://www.panorama.nyc/advance-sale-info/

The Second Panorama Festival in NYC

Who's going?

Randall's Park July 28-30

Pretty happy about their placement on this.  The last time that I saw them at a public performance, they were billed under Girl Talk. Annoying. 

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MGMT / Time To Pretend in the Spider-man trailer
« on: December 09, 2016, 09:57:45 AM »
https://www.spideyalerts.com
http://radio.com/2016/12/09/spider-man-homecoming-mgmt-song/

‘Spider-Man: Homecoming’ Features MGMT Song

Late last night (December 8), the long-anticipated trailer for Spider-Man: Homecoming, was released; it’s the first Spider-Man film featuring Tom Holland as Peter Parker/Spider-Man (he made his debut as the character in this year’s Captain America: Civil War).

The song in the trailer is MGMT’s “Time to Pretend,” an appropriate choice, as it has a somewhat impish vibe, which speaks to the current iteration of the Spider-Man character, who is still in high school and sees super-heroing as being a blast. This plays out in a scene where he has a ball beating up a bunch of robbers, and in another scene where he’s bantering in the back of a limo with Robert Downey Jr’s Tony Stark (alias Iron Man).

It’s also appropriate because – perhaps – it insinuates (as Tony Stark does in the trailer) that Peter Parker isn’t quite ready to be a superhero on the level of Iron Man and Captain America just yet.

Spider-Man: Homecoming is due out July 7, 2017 and stars Tom Holland, Robert Downey Jr., Marisa Tomei as Aunt May (she also debuted in Captain America: Civil War), John Favreau as Happy Hogan (a role he’s played over the years in the Iron Man films), and Michael Keaton as the villain the Vulture [a fun reference to his recent role in Birdman or (The Unexpected Virtue of Ignorance).]

Few things have made me this happy

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MGMT / Re: Random MGMT Thoughts
« on: November 29, 2016, 06:49:28 PM »
With the fourth record well on it's way to completion, we can start posting shows in the show section!  The first official announcement came today with Hangout Fest next May!  Look for individual show threads in The Show section.  Please post if you're going so people can make plans to meet up.  Feel free to post hotel deals and questions in those individual threads.  I have met some of my dearest, closest friends in the world in those threads and at the shows.  I hope to see some of you next summer  ;D

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MGMT / Re: The rumors can stop-we have a fourth album!
« on: November 29, 2016, 06:48:35 PM »
With the fourth record well on it's way to completion, we can start posting shows in the show section!  The first official announcement came today with Hangout Fest next May!  Look for individual show threads in The Show section.  Please post if you're going so people can make plans to meet up.  Feel free to post hotel deals and questions in those individual threads.  I have met some of my dearest, closest friends in the world in those threads and at the shows.  I hope to see some of you next summer  ;D

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The Show / Hangout Music Fest 2017
« on: November 29, 2016, 06:44:26 PM »


TICKETS ON SALE, THURSDAY, DECEMBER 1 AT 11AM CST / 12 PM EST
http://hangoutmusicfest.com

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MGMT / Re: The rumors can stop-we have a fourth album!
« on: November 25, 2016, 11:08:02 AM »

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MGMT / Rostrum acquires Cantora's catalog
« on: October 06, 2016, 11:16:54 PM »
http://www.billboard.com/articles/business/7534026/rostrum-acquires-mgmt-bear-hands-francis-the-lights-cantora-catalog

Rostrum Acquires MGMT, Bear Hands, Francis & the Lights Records with Cantora Catalog Purchase: Exclusive

The home to Wiz Khalifa and Mac Miller picks up some notable indie recordings.

Rostrum Records, the Los Angles-based, Pittsburgh-borne label best known for breaking Mac Miller and Wiz Khalifa, has announced its acquisition of the Cantora Records catalog, which includes recordings by MGMT, Bear Hands and Francis and the Lights. The deal, Rostrum's first since its founding in 2003, was for an undisclosed sum and gives it ownership rights to Cantora's masters.

"Cantora is a perfect fit for us," Rostrum founder and CEO Benjy Grinberg, 38, tells Billboard. "I love the music that's on the label, it's a reasonable size, and we have the capacity to be able to help."

Cantora was founded in 2005 in New York by Will Griggs, Jesse Israel and Nick Panama, and released its first record that same year -- MGMT's debut EP Time to Pretend. The catalog also includes recordings by Gordon Voidwell, Violens, Zulu Pearl, Savoir Adore, Rumspringa, Emil & Friends and Young Buffalo.

Benjy Grinberg   
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"Over the last few years, our business has shifted focus to building entertainment ventures, from immersive live media to startup technologies," Cantora's Panama says in a statement. "It was time to find the right partner to carry on the label roster and continue to provide our artists with resources."

"Because Wiz and Mac were our biggest selling artists, there's always been this perception that we were only a hip-hop label, but we've always been very diverse with alternative, electronic, pop,  music, etc.," says Grinberg. "This deal fits in great with us because we have bands like Donora, TeamMate and Mike Taylor, whose sounds overlap with Cantora and fit well with our catalog."

Rostrum, which now has 13 employees and a roster that also includes The Bird and the Bee, Mod Sun, and Vali, has recently been in expansion mode. It recently opened a recording studio in Hollywood, its home as of two-and-a-half years ago. In August, Rostrum announced a deal with Capitol's indie distribution arm Caroline and three new signings in Taylor, electro-pop trio Bråves and rising West Coast MC Juliann Alexander.


"We're now starting to see the fruits of all our labor," says Grinberg. "Bråves, who we absolutely love, are releasing a new video and song [today, Oct. 6] called "Me the Thief" and an EP coming out a little later; Julian Alexander came out with two new singles [yesterday]; and Mike Taylor's EP comes out later in October. We also have Mod Sun and TeamMate albums coming out soon. There's a lot of stuff coming out that's great and we're really excited about."
These days, however, music may -- understandably -- not be foremost in Grinberg's mind. "I'm in Pittsburgh awaiting the birth of my first child, who's due in a week and a half," he says. "It's exciting times here."

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MGMT / Re: Photos and Graphics
« on: August 06, 2016, 12:14:49 AM »
Not exactly MGMT photos, but something to tide you over.

ANDREEA DIACONU & BOYFRIEND ANDREW VANWYNGARDEN ARE DENIM LOVERS IN CURRENT/ELLIOTT’S FALL ADS
August 4, 2016

Top model Andreea Diaconu joins her boyfriend, musician Andrew Vanwyngarden of MGMT, for the fall-winter 2016 campaign from Current/Elliott. Photographed on location in Rockaway Beach, New York, the lovers pose in denim style with a rock and roll attitude. Andreea looks casual cool in suede jackets and embellished denim while Andrew looks laid-back in plaid and camouflage.






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MGMT / The rumors can stop-we have a fourth album!
« on: July 30, 2016, 08:51:04 AM »

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MGMT / MGMT record tribute to Suicide's Alan Vega
« on: July 18, 2016, 01:04:52 AM »
Suicide and Alan Vega are a great MGMT inspiration.  Today they recorded a tribute of one of Vega's songs following his death:

https://soundcloud.com/watermelonsugar-1/goodbye-darling

<a href="https://www.youtube.com/v/TEA_TiMzzRI" target="_blank" class="new_win">https://www.youtube.com/v/TEA_TiMzzRI</a>

Alan Vega, Suicide Singer and Punk Icon, Dead at 78
"Alan was not only relentlessly creative, writing music and painting until the end, he was also startlingly unique," protopunk pioneer's family writes


By Daniel Kreps

Alan Vega, singer in the influential protopunk duo Suicide, died peacefully in his sleep Saturday. He was 78.
Henry Rollins first reported news of Vega's death, sharing a statement from Vega's family. "With profound sadness and a stillness that only news like this can bring, we regret to inform you that the great artist and creative force, Alan Vega has passed away," Vega's family wrote.

"Alan was not only relentlessly creative, writing music and painting until the end, he was also startlingly unique. Along with Martin Rev, in the early 1970's, they formed the two person avant band known as Suicide. Almost immediately, their incredible and unclassifiable music went against every possible grain. Their confrontational live performances, light-years before Punk Rock, are the stuff of legend. Their first, self-titled album is one of the single most challenging and noteworthy achievements in American music. Alan Vega was the quintessential artist on every imaginable level. His entire life was devoted to outputting what his vision commanded of him."
Vega had previously suffered a stroke in 2012.
Vega and friend Martin Rev formed the duo Suicide in the early Seventies after witnessing a Stooges concert in 1969. One of the early progenitors of "punk," Suicide – named after an issue in the Marvel comic book Ghost Rider – presented the genre in a minimalist, eerie and pioneering form, with Vega's echoing vocals backed by a hypnotic swirl of Rev's pulsing, rudimentary synthesizer and cheap drum machines.
After developing their sound over the course of intense, often confrontational live shows in venues like CBGB and Max's Kansas City, the duo released their influential self-titled debut in 1977. Suicide, one of Rolling Stone's 500 Greatest Albums of All Time, housed the early punk anthems "Ghost Rider," "Cheree," "Che" and the frightening epic "Frankie Teardrop."
There's no shortage of artists inspired by Suicide's first LP, with Bruce Springsteen chief among those who have long championed Vega and Rev. "They had that two-piece synthesizer-voice thing," Springsteen told Rolling Stone in 1984. "They had one of the most amazing songs I ever heard called 'Frankie Teardrop'. That's one of the most amazing records I think I ever heard."
Springsteen borrowed the band's musical style for his Nebraska track "State Trooper," a Suicide sound-alike that fooled even Vega, who thought he recorded it when he first heard it. Suicide's 1979 single "Dream Baby Dream" also became a live staple at Springsteen gigs, with the rocker eventually recording a studio cover for 2014's High Hopes. Springsteen added that "[Suicide] are underground masters," and that "they should be in the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame."
Following Suicide and the "Dream Baby Dream" single, Vega and Rev released their second studio album, the Ric Ocasek-produced Suicide: Alan Vega and Martin Rev, in 1980. That year, Vega also issued his first eponymous solo album.
Vega would go on to release three more albums under his own name, 1981's Collision Drive, 1983's Saturn Strip and 1985's Just a Million Dreams – each deviating further away from Suicide's distinctive sound towards a more rockabilly style – before he reunited with Rev for 1988's A Way of Life. The duo would release two more albums, 1992's Why Be Blue and 2002's American Supreme. Over his career, Vega would also collaborate with artists like Ocasek, Ministry's Al Jourgensen, Lydia Lunch, Genesis P-Orridge and Vega's wife Liz Lamere.
In 1994, Vega worked with Big Star's Alex Chilton and singer-songwriter Ben Vaughn for an LP titled Cubist Blues, which was initially released on Henry Rollins' 2.13.61 label in 1996 but reissued in 2015.
Speaking to Rolling Stone in 2015, Vega reminisced about meeting Rollins for the first time. "I said, 'What does this skinhead Nazi want from me?' I thought that's what he was," Vega said. "He comes to the door and he's got a book about John Coltrane and all of a sudden to me, he's a changed man, like a college professor."
Rollins wrote on his site that he would dedicate his Sunday spot on Los Angeles' KCRW to celebrate Vega's work.
Outside of music, Vega also enjoyed a long career as a visual artist. "One of the greatest aspects of Alan Vega was his unflinching adherence to the demands of his art. He only did what he wanted," Vega's family continued in their statement. "Simply put, he lived to create. After decades of constant output, the world seemed to catch up with Alan and he was acknowledged as the groundbreaking creative individual he had been from the very start.
"Alan's life is a lesson of what it is to truly live for art. The work, the incredible amount of time required, the courage to keep seeing it and the strength to bring it forth—this was Alan Vega."

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MGMT / Enter to win tickets to MGMT DJ Set at Bar Standard in Denver
« on: June 21, 2016, 10:13:48 AM »
http://www.westword.com/promotions/free-stuff/enter-to-win-tickets-to-mgmt-dj-set-at-bar-standard-8025477#!

Lipgloss is celebrating 15 years of sharing dance parties in Denver and, to celebrate, MGMT is joining them for an exclusive DJ set!

It's this Friday, June 24.  You can click above to enter to win tickets.

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MGMT / Re: 4th album recording could start as early as February!
« on: May 20, 2016, 09:56:43 PM »
"DeMarco has apparently visited the studio to work on something, as evidenced by a photo that surfaced on Yuki Kikuchi's tumblr page of photography. DeMarco and VanWyngarden are both holding guitars in the same attic space, facing a mixing board."

http://exclaim.ca/music/article/mgmt_working_with_mac_demarco_in_home_studio?utm_source=facebookpage&utm_medium=referral&utm_campaign=fbpwall


It wasn't for their project

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