It will be a big weekend for Canada’s national soccer teams, leading up to the televised Canada-Argentina match this Monday 24 May on Rogers Sportsnet. Four national teams are in action this weekend – both national men’s and national women’s teams plus the men’s U-20 and men’s U-17 teams.
Canada’s men’s national team is in Buenos Aires this week in advance of its historic match against Argentina on 24 May. The Monday match kicks off at 15.30 local time and will be broadcast live on Rogers Sportsnet (all four channels) at 15.30 ET / 12.30 PT. This marks the first time Canada will face the two-time FIFA World Cup™ champion.
The Canada-Argentina match is also pretty big news in Argentina where an expected sold-out Estadio Monumental Antonio Vespucio Liberti will house some 65,000 fans. The match will be played as part of the bicentenary anniversary of the Revolución de Mayo, the early 19th century “May Revolution” that helped form Argentina into an independent nation. It is also one of Argentina’s final matches before the team departs for the 2010 FIFA World Cup South Africa™.
Canada’s women’s national team, meanwhile, is currently training in Gaithersburg, MD, USA. The team’s 10-day camp runs 18-27 May and includes a Sunday exhibition match against Women’s Professional Soccer team Washington Freedom. The Sunday 23 May match kicks off at 17.00 ET in Fairfax, VA. Fans can follow the match live via www.twitter.com/CanadaSoccerEN and www.twitter.com/CanadaSoccerFR.
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FUTURE ROCK PRESENT GROUNDBREAKING LIVE-ELECTRONIC ALBUM DUE IN JUNE
REMIX NEON INDIAN, BLACK MOTH SUPER RAINBOW, AND DFA 1979
LISTEN TO THE NEON INDIAN REMIX HERE
Recorded in their hometown of Chicago during the Summer of 2009, Future Rock are prepared to release a live album capturing the raw energy of a live-electronic performance that packed the fair streets of their city, turning rooftops into dance floors and fans into maniacs hanging out of open windows. The atmosphere and the songs-six of which have never officially been released are the best representation of Future Rock ever recorded. “Live in Wicker Park”, set for a June 1st release, also features live remixes of Black Moth Super Rainbow and Death from Above 1979 that are sweeping proof of Future Rock’s remarkable remix skills. Their web exclusive “Neon Indian” remix received praise from the likes of Pitchfork Media, Stereogum, and Brooklyn vegan to name of few. But that’s not all.
The live album is a 52 minute wall of sound that’ll leave listeners wondering how three people create the rhythmic textures that seem to come from a small army, rather than just a trio. The album saunters in with the airy-house of “Understand the Sky” and sprints towards hyper speed down a rabbit hole for “Pedal Metal”- finding a way to go everywhere in between without losing the band’s identity.
Mickey Kellerman and Felix Moreno, alongside drummer Darren Heitz, are the driving force behind Future Rock. During their explosive live show, all three members wield synthesizers, live loops and samples-Kellerman on the keys, Moreno on the bass, Heitz on drums-to form an amalgamation of excitement, constructed completely live onstage. The Chicago trio has been perfecting its brand of live-instrument dance music since 2004 and just like Future Rock’s pulsating and escalating anthems, heir momentum is about to explode.
Unlike some other electronic bands that also use a foundation of live samples and loops, Future Rock is more concerned with making songs than being progressive sheerly for the sake of it. Melodies trump abstraction and true emotion beats the bizarre on their “I’m not a shy bass player, I want you to hear the bass string clank against the fret,” Moreno says. “Unlike many electronic musicians, we’re not afraid of the major key.” “We’re a little strange,” Kellerman adds, “we don’t fit into any genre.”
Future Rock began their ascent by rocking after-party sets usually reserved for DJ’s and soon became the burgeoning festival favorite they are today. Along the way, their LED-heavy light show has become one of the best in the business. Their albums “Sugar Coated Bullets” (2006) and “Gears” (2007), alongside unforgettable live performances and crafty remixes, showcase Future Rock’s ability to exist above and beyond all that is mediocre in music today. In addition to a mind-numbing festival schedule, Future Rock will be completing their first studio album in three years. “We’re definitely going into the studio to cut and refine our best, rather than searching for the material,” Moreno says. And with a proclamation like that, the title of Future Rock might not be so bold.
HERBIE HANCOCK’S “THE IMAGINE PROJECT” SET FOR RELEASE JUNE 22nd; CD AND ACCOMPANYING VIDEO RECORDED AROUND THE GLOBE AND WILL BE ACCOMPANIED BY TOUR DATES TO COINCIDE WITH HANCOCK’S 70TH BIRTHDAY
Hancock joined by Anoushka Shankar, Seal, Pink, John Legend, Juanes, Jeff Beck,
Konono No l, Lionel Loueke, Ceu, Dave Matthews, Lisa Hannigan, Derek Trucks,
Susan Tedeschi, Chaka Khan, Tinariwen, The Chieftains, Marcus Miller, Wayne Shorter, Oumou Sangare, Los Lobos, India.Arie, James Morrison, Toumani Diabete and more
Birthday Tribute Concerts Taking Place June 24th at Carnegie Hall and September 1st at the Hollywood Bowl
Los Angeles, California. Herbie Hancock’s “The Imagine Project”, the new CD from multiple Grammy-winning artist and musical pioneer Herbie Hancock, is an unprecedented international recording and video project featuring collaborations between music legend Herbie Hancock and over a dozen superstars from every region of the planet. Utilizing the universal language of music to express its central themes of peace and global responsibility, the musical collaborations combine Hancock’s genre-defying musical vision with the “local” musical identity of cultures from around the world. Additionally, footage from each recording session has been shot in each locale to be included in an epk and planned documentary. With veteran music producer Larry Klein serving as one of the album’s producing consultants. “The Imagine Project” is set for release June 22nd via Hancock Records/Red.
Tracks include “The Song Goes On” with Anoushka Shankar (sitarist daughter of Ravi Shankar), Chaka Khan and Wayne Shorter which was recorded in Mumbai, India, along with a stellar group of Indian musicians; “Don’t Give Up,” a duet recorded in London, New York and Los Angeles featuring Pink and John Legend, “Imagine” with Seal, Pink, Konono No l, Jeff Beck, Oumou Sangare, India.Arie, Lionel Loueke and Marcus Miller recorded in Paris, London and Los Angeles; “Tamatant Tilay/Exodus” featuring Tinariwen and Los Lobos, “The Times, They Are A’ Changin’” featuring The Chieftains, Toumani Diabete, Lionel Loueke and Lisa Hannigan recorded in Ireland; “Tomorrow Never Knows” featuring Dave Matthews, “Space Captain” with Derek Trucks and Susan Tedeschi, “La Tierra” recorded with Latin superstar Juanes in Miami, “A Change Is Gonna Come” with James Morrison and a track with Brazilian singer-songwriter Ceu, “Tempo de Amour,” recorded in Sao Paulo.
“Music truly is the universal language,” says Hancock, “The Imagine Project” will explore that concept across the globe, uniting a myriad of cultures through song and positive creative expression. My hope is that the music will serve as a metaphor for the actions taken by the inhabitants of this wonderful planet as a call for world harmony on all levels.”
A global musing on the power of song to bring people together, the recordings for Herbie Hancock’s “The Imagine Project” have taken place in each collaborator’s home territory whenever possible, and embody the spirit, hearts, sounds, colors and flavor of each locale – a complete sensory musical experience. The result is an album/documentary without borders, both a celebration and a call to action.
Herbie Hancock’s “The Imagine Project” is the next step in Hancock’s extraordinary ground-breaking career, and builds upon his recent successes and recognition. (2007 Grammy for Album of the Year – “River/The Joni Letters”, Time Magazine’s 100 Most Influential People in the World, multiple award-winning album/film, “Possibilities”, Jazz Chair for the Los Angeles Philharmonic, amongst many others). It is anticipated that “The Imagine Project” will take numerous forms — from traditional album to potential “webisodes,” film/documentary, real-time performances, and special concert touring dates including birthday tributes at Carnegie Hall on June 24th and the Hollywood Bowl September 1st, both of which will feature special guests.
Award-winning producer Larry Klein (Joni Mitchell, Madeline Peyroux, Luciana Souza, Tracy Chapman, Melody Gardot and Hancock’s collaborator on “River”) has served as producer on a number of the album’s tracks.
While the CD and film will stand, on one level, as powerful testaments for the goals of world peace, humanity and tolerance along with respect for our planet, Herbie Hancock’s “The Imagine Project” shall remain, at its core, entertainment content that is creatively and emotionally deeply fulfilling.
Herbie Hancock Canadian Tour Dates
June 25 Ottawa, Confederation park (Ottawa Jazz Fest)
June 26 Toronto, Nathan Philips Square (TD Jazz Fest)
June 27 Montreal, Place Des Arts (Montreal Jazz Fest)
MILES DAVIS’ 84th BIRTHDAY – MAY 26, 2010 CELEBRATED WITH BOX SET, CD/DVD RELEASES,WEBSITE REDESIGN, MUSEUM EXHIBIT, AND MORE
Fifteen years and eight Grammy Awards after its launch in 1996, Columbia/Legacy’s critically acclaimed Miles Davis Series continues to honor the most prolific and influential figure in 20th century modern jazz. In celebration of Miles’ 84th birthday on May 26, 2010, the stage is set for a multi-tiered commemoration of the life and times, and the music and art, of Miles Davis.
A full slate of Columbia/Legacy releases – Bitches Brew: Legacy Edition, Bitches Brew: 40th Anniversary Collector’s Edition, the mammoth The Genius of Miles Davis collection, Kind of Blue in two separate vinyl LP configurations – along with the gala opening of the “We Want Miles” exhibition in Montreal, the newly redesigned MilesDavis.com website, and Monster Cable’s new “Miles Davis Tribute” headphones are among the key elements in the campaign.
Underscoring the festivities is Bitches Brew, Miles’ groundbreaking double-LP of 1969, whose 40th anniversary will be celebrated with two separate retail packages, both released August 31st by Columbia/Legacy, a division of SONY MUSIC ENTERTAINMENT:
- Bitches Brew: Legacy Edition (a three-disc set, comprising two CDs that contain the original 94-plus minutes of music, in their original 8-track studio mixes unavailable on CD for many years, plus several bonus cuts; and a DVD that contains a previously unissued concert performance by the Miles Davis Quintet filmed in Copenhagen, November 1969); and
- Bitches Brew: 40th Anniversary Collector’s Edition (the same three discs as above, plus a third CD comprising a previously unissuedperformance by the new septet lineup at Tanglewood in the Berkshires, August 1970; alongside a 54-page color booklet and a 180-gram vinyl double-LP gatefold replication of the original album).
(At DSPs, consumers will be able to purchase both discs from Bitches Brew: Legacy Edition, but the the DVD will not be available. The same two discs in Collector’s Edition will be available at DSPs but the third audio disc and the DVD will only be available in the physical box set. Amazon and other retail outlets will sell both titles, with a pre-order campaign for Collector’s Edition launching at MilesDavis.com on his birthday, May 26th.)
In September, The Genius of Miles Davis will be unveiled. A limited-edition box set designed as an actual trumpet case, the case will house the eight deluxe multi-CD box sets that are the crown jewels in the Miles Davis Series’ 15-year history. The distinctive gilt-edged metal spines and the lavish packaging of those eight box sets have placed them in a class by themselves:
● Miles Davis & Gil Evans: The Complete Columbia Studio Recordings
● Miles Davis Quintet 1965-’68: The Complete Columbia Studio Recordings
● The Complete Bitches Brew Sessions
● Miles Davis & John Coltrane: The Complete Columbia Recordings 1955-1961
● The Complete In A Silent Way Sessions
● The Complete Jack Johnson Sessions
● Seven Steps: The Complete Columbia Recordings Of Miles Davis 1963-1964
● The Complete On The Corner Sessions
The eight heavyweight box sets – with a cumulative total of 43 CDS and eight Grammy Awards between them – will now be gathered in their original metal spine editions (except for The Complete In A Silent Way Sessions, which did not originally appear with a metal spine) in the 21-pound collec tion known as The Genius of Miles Davis. The trumpet case will contain a number of additional items, including an exact replica of the “Gustat” Heim 2 model mouthpiece used by Miles; a previously unavailable fine art lithograph chosen by the Miles Davis Estate; and a boutique-quality t-shirt manufactured exclusively for this package by Trunk Ltd.
Starting on Miles’ birthday, The Genius of Miles Davis will be available for pre-order at MilesDavis.com.
In November, Miles’ 1959 classic Kind of Blue album will be released in two separate vinyl configurations. Collectors will be able to choose between a standard 180 gram vinyl single LP, or a 2-LP 180 gram set cut at 45 RPM.
In 2010, Legacy’s presentation of the music of Miles Davis on record joins a global campaign organized in conjunction with the Miles Davis Estate and Miles Davis Properties LLC in partnership/collaboration with Sony Music. Dominating the cultural landscape is the colossal “We Want Miles: Miles Davis vs. Jazz” historic exhibition of art and memorabilia at the Montreal Museum of Fine Arts, on view from April 30ththrough August 29th (following its illustrious run at the Musée de la Musique in Paris from October through January).
The first North American multimedia retrospective exhibition devoted to Miles is divided into eight thematic sections ranging from his childhood in East St. Louis to the final concert of his life, at La Villette in Paris just weeks before his death in 1991. A wide range of exceptional works of art, archival materials, and objects, many of which are on view for the first time, chronicle Miles’ impact on the course of jazz, including rare or previously unscreened concert film footage; original musical scores; a selection of his trumpets and fellow band members’ musical instruments; original documents relating to his albums; stage costumes; vintage record pressings, and more. 20 listening stations throughout the 8,600 square foot area permit visitors to immerse themselves in the multiple musical currents reinvented by Miles: jazz, rock, funk, and more.
On display are compelling personal portraits taken by legendary photographers Annie Leibovitz; Herman Leonard; William Gottlieb; Dennis Stock; Baron Wolman; Amalie Rothschild; Lee Friedlander; Bob Willoughby; Anton Corbijn, and Irving Penn, among others. Not only are a number of Miles’ paintings on display, but also paintings and sculpture by contemporary artists influenced by him, including Jean-Michel Basquiat, Mati Klarwein, and Niki de Saint Phalle, among others. Images of works are available on the Museum’s website atwww.mbam.qc.ca/media/index_en.html.
Released in conjunction with the exhibit, Sony Music Entertainment Canada Inc. has created a special 2-CD retrospective collection entitledWE WANT MILES. This snapshot of Miles Davis’ music features 23 tracks, drawn from the catalog of all seven official labels for which he did his most significant work. The two disc set celebrates the entirety of the continuously innovative trumpeter-bandleader’s monumental recording career.
A sample copy of The Genius of Miles Davis trumpet case will also be on display at the Museum.
In a unique partnership/collaborative effort between the Miles Davis Estate and Sony Music, the MilesDavis.com website has been completely redesigned. It is now the first unified and regularly updated site high lighting all aspects of his life. The dynamic web environment is not specific to Columbia/Legacy and Sony Music; instead it will include events and product releases by other companies as well. The website, featuring news and vital information, video content, exclusive photography, and more, will also offer special daily and weekly deals. The website already has four Miles t-shirts for sale through the Threadshop store, with many more items slated to go up for sale on his birthday.
One of the items for sale at MilesDavis.com (and other general retailers) is the critically-acclaimed “Miles Davis Tribute” high-performance in-ear headphones from Monster Cable. This is the world’s first audio hardware product to bear Miles’ name and signature and is available as a strictly limited edition item. Headphone purchasers will receive a bonus copy of Columbia/Legacy’s Kind of Blue: Legacy Edition 2CD set. Monster is offering a unique one-time Limited Lifetime Replacement Guarantee with the Miles Davis Tribute headphones – even if users accidentally break the headphones themselves, Monster will replace them once for no charge.