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Liverpool Plans Extravaganza For 50 Years Of 'Sgt. Pepper'
Liverpool Plans Extravaganza For 50 Years Of 'Sgt. Pepper' 04:01 PM Wednesday 3/22/17 | | Tweet It was 50 years ago today — almost — that Sgt. Pepper taught the band to play. The English city of Live... more
Adam Ant Marches Around The Globe
Adam Ant Marches Around The Globe 03:01 PM Wednesday 3/22/17 | The U.K. dates are first on the docket, and they start May 5 in Newcastle, England’s Arena Rock Club . That leg is being called “ANTHEMS... more
The JunoFest schedule is out, and it’s massive.
The artists are booked and JunoFest is about to go off. More than 100 acts will be blowing up the Ottawa-Gatineau area over the weekend leading up to the Juno’s, including these incredible acts represented by The Feldman Agency.
Morgan James Takes Center Stage in NA
Morgan James Takes Center Stage in NA 02:01 PM Wednesday 3/22/17 A tour poster for Morgan James. (Poster Courtesy of PBS) | James is currently on the East Coast, you can catch her tomorrow opening fo... more
@All Saints
Sending lots of birthday love to our amazing @melblatt 😍😍😍 more
Bonnaroo To Offer All-Night Stage For Dance, Hip-Hop Artists
Bonnaroo To Offer All-Night Stage For Dance, Hip-Hop Artists 01:30 PM Wednesday 3/22/17 The Hudson Project, Winston Farm, Saugerties, N.Y. July 12, 2014 | The Other stage will run all night at this y... more
Phish Adds A Few Summer Stops
Phish Adds A Few Summer Stops 01:01 PM Wednesday 3/22/17 | | Tweet Phish confirms plans for its return to Commerce City, Colo., over Labor Day weekend, along with a few July headline dates. The new p... more
Zedd discusses `Stay` Collaborator Alessia Cara`s `Incredible Vocal Ability` and ACLU benefit show
With the help of vocal powerhouse (and Feldman Agency client) Alessia Cara, hit-producer Zedd is back climbing the charts with his new single “Stay”. And now he’s taking things beyond the studio and organizing an ACLU benefit event at the Staples Centre that’s a virtual who’s who of EDM. Zedd sits down with Billboard to discuss details of the ACLU benefit event and his creative collaboration process with Alessia. more
Live Nation Spain Fined Over AC/DC Refunds
Live Nation Spain Fined Over AC/DC Refunds 12:01 PM Wednesday 3/22/17 Passeio Maritimo De Alges, Lisbon, Portugal May 7, 2016 | When it was announced that Rose would be replacing Johnson last year, m... more
Depeche Mode Takes ‘Global Spirit’ To Latin America
Depeche Mode Takes ‘Global Spirit’ To Latin America 11:01 AM Wednesday 3/22/17 Palacio de Deportes, Madrid, Spain January 17, 2014 (AP Photo / Abraham Caro Marin) | The dates are about a year away, s... more
@Nelly Furtado
RT @cowgirluos80: Please RT for *awareness* of @UnstoppableFNDN that funds #EducatingLittles👫👬👭 Thnx @NellyFurtado @TenorsMusic @PaulaAbdul… more
Lollapalooza Unveils 2017 Lineup
Sunday, Aug. 6 Arcade Fire, Justice, Big Sean, The Shins, Zeds Dead, Rae Sremmurd, Tove Lo, Milky Chance, Grouplove, DVBBS, Borgore, Lil Yachty, London Grammar, Rag’N’Bone Man, Noname, Joey Bada$$, Ch... more
Discover New Twitter Features Just for Event Organizers
“Through Twitter event targeting, brands can effectively reach these consumers who are not only clicking into content but actively listening.” — Twitter more
@Host and performers announced for 2017 JUNO Gala Dinner & Awards Presented by SOCAN
Host and performers announced for 2017 JUNO Gala Dinner and Awards Presented by SOCAN
Host and performers announced for 2017 JUNO Gala Dinner & Awards Presented by SOCAN more
Pat Benatar & Neil Giraldo Plus Toto
Pat Benatar & Neil Giraldo Plus Toto 05:01 PM Wednesday 3/22/17 | | Tweet Pat Benatar & Neil Giraldo have teamed up with a variety of fantastic artists in recent years, including Cher, Rick Springfeld... more
@Brent Butt
Hey, congrats @DavidKoechner (and the rest of your cast/crew) on Season 2 of @SuperiorDonuts . more
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The Feldman Agency clients nominated for 24 Juno awards
The JUNO Awards will be celebrating their 46th anniversary in Ottawa, Ontario this year! The Feldman Agency would like to offer our sincere congratulations to our 2017 Juno award nominated clients, who are nominated for a combined 24 awards! more
@Five Alarm Funk
Playing @paddyflahertys TONIGHT! DM for media comps! @SarniaObserver @FoxFMSarnia @K1063sarnia #SweatTour2017 more
CBC Music Names "Gord Downie Person of the Year"
Gord Downie did the seemingly impossible this year. And then he did it again. more
@Five Alarm Funk
We're rocking @paddyflahertys TONIGHT in Sarnia!! Leave the kids at home and come shred with us!!! more
Jimmy Iovine isn't always right - but this time, he's on the money
Beats by Dre is TOLD to (andre) Dr. Dre in 1990 1991 because of Dee Dee Barnes and Eric we mentored Dr. Dre....when TOLD "In the Future the Way He Sound In the Studio was to beThe Car The ... more
@Tom Green
For Trump, no closing this deal @CNNPolitics more
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The Rise of Nontraditional Event Venues
Would you consider hosting your next event in a parking lot? Or an airport hangar? If you think that sounds crazy, think again.

Traditional event venues remain the most popular choice for event professionals. But informal business culture and the growing demand for unique event experiences have paved the way for change. more
'Grateful Dead Movie' to Return to Theaters for 40th Anniversary
This year's annual Grateful Dead Meet-Up at the Movies, where Deadheads nationwide congregate at the cinema for one night only, will celebrate the 40th anniversary of the band's 1977 concert film The ... more
​Douse Map Out Tour of Western Canada
Douse released their debut full-length The Light in You Has Left last year, and now the Vancouver art-rock trio have mapped out a string of live shows in Western Canada in support of their latest mate... more
Gorillaz Will Drop Two New Tracks Today
Share on Facebook Damon Albarn and Jamie Hewlett's beloved virtual band Gorillaz have been keeping a tight lid on official details about their upcoming album, but fans can rest assured that another so... more
@Five Alarm Funk
RT @LeesPalaceTO: .@FiveAlarmFunk plays Lee's next Thursday with Funny Funk and Moonhead! Tickets still available! more
Premiere: Heavy Suns - 'Hide'
Premiere: Heavy Suns - 'Hide' Anthemic psych gaze of the highest order Photo: Press Barnsley psych gaze sorts Heavy Suns have unveiled their anthemic new single, 'Hide'. Check it out first on Gig... more
Brad Paisley to Host Wild West Comedy Festival Showcase - Rolling Stone
Brad Paisley to Host Wild West Comedy Festival Showcase Quick-witted country singer will emcee a night of standup at Nashville club Zanies on April 18th Brad Paisley will host a night of stand-up come... more
Watch Keith Urban, Harry Connick Jr.'s Nimble Blues Jam - Rolling Stone
Watch Keith Urban, Harry Connick Jr.'s Nimble Blues Jam Former 'American Idol' judges reunite on Connick's daytime talk show, 'Harry' Keith Urban and Harry Connick Jr. take a few minutes to jam on the... more
@Five Alarm Funk
RT @AtomiqueEvents: JUST ADDED Sweetleaf will support @FiveAlarmFunk at @sugar_nightclub on Saturday, April 15th Tickets:… more
Jerry Leger - 'Nonsense and Heartache' (album stream)
Toronto singer-songwriter Jerry Leger is set to serve up a heaping helping of new songs with his double album Nonsense and Heartache next week, but Exclaim! is giving you a chance to hear the whole th... more
See Martin Garrix, Dua Lipa Perform Viral 'Scared to Be Lonely' on 'Fallon'
Martin Garrix and Dua Lipa performed their collaboration "Scared to Be Lonely" on The Tonight Show With Jimmy Fallon on Wednesday night. Lipa will be releasing her self-titled debut album in June. Rel... more
Ride Detail 'Weather Diaries,' Share "Charm Assault" Video
Nearly a month after sharing two new songs and mapping out a North American tour , Ride have lifted the curtain on their first album of new material since 1996 . Titled Weather Diaries , the new disc ... more
Bob Dylan Talks 'Triplicate,' Favourite Records and Losing Leonard Cohen in Extensive New Interview
Share on Facebook Bob Dylan is ready to release his massive triple album of classic American songs, Triplicate , at the end of the month and he'll embark on a hefty Canadian tour later this summer — b... more
@Five Alarm Funk
RT @MichaelTrudgen: More awesomeness by @fivealarmfunk !!😍😍😍😍😍 more
​Saskatchewan's Gateway Festival Announces 2017 Lineup with Tom Cochrane, 54-40, The Sadies, Basia Bulat
FESTIVAL ​Saskatchewan's Gateway Festival Announces 2017 Lineup with Tom Cochrane, 54-40, The Sadies, Basia Bulat Shadowy Men on a Shadowy Planet, Lindi Ortega, the Wooden Sky, Megan Nash and Library ... more
Josh Homme Sued for Allegedly Assaulting Autograph Seeker
Share on Facebook A Michigan teacher is suing Queens of the Stone Age frontman Josh Homme for allegedly physically and verbally assaulting him outside an Iggy Pop performance in Detroit last year. In ... more
@Five Alarm Funk
RT @BROOMFILLER: @ANM247 @HANDRABUR @FreemanDre @FiveAlarmFunk @MUKIMUNAH @raphaeldiraddo1 TY so much for including us with these amazing b… more
Bob Dylan's Surprise, Extensive New Interview: 9 Things We Learned
All Stories A new interview with Bob Dylan by rock journalist/MTV executive Bill Flanagan has appeared on the songwriter's official website to promote his upcoming standards three-disc set Triplicate... more
Ride Detail First Album in Over 20 Years, 'Weather Diaries'
Ride Detail First Album in Over 20 Years, 'Weather Diaries' British shoegazers unveil mind-bending new video for lead single "Charm Assault" British shoegazers Ride detailed their first album in over ... more
Meet Ziemba, The Musician Using Fragrance To Shape Time And Space
Premiere Meet Ziemba, The Musician Using Fragrance To Shape Time And Space The New York artist tells the story behind her new release: a sonic fragrance mist titled “A Door Into Ocean.” By RUTH SAXELB... more
@Five Alarm Funk
RT @metaldoggie: #metaldoggie #dailybanddetector @FiveAlarmFunk Killer horns on this album! more
Gorillaz Announce New Album Humanz
music / News Gorillaz Announce New Album Humanz The group’s first album in six years will arrive April 28 and feature Grace Jones, Vince Staples, D.R.A.M., Pusha T, and more. A post shared by Gorillaz... more
Sundara Karma’s “Happy Family” Is A Nostalgic Trip
Sundara Karma’s “Happy Family” Is A Nostalgic Trip The U.K. band shares their latest video as they tour North America with Alt Nation. By Atoosa Moinzadeh British newcomers Sundara Karma get nostalgi... more
Björk Teases Arca Remix of "Isobel"
Share on Facebook More incredible work between Björk and Arca is sure to come following their team-up on the former's 2015 LP Vulnicura . Now, a new Instagram teaser shows that the talented producer c... more
Rick Ross Breaks Down Making ‘Dead Presidents’ With Future, Jeezy, And Yo Gotti
gaby wilson gabriellewilson 16m ago All through the lead-up to its release, Rick Ross described his ninth studio album Rather You Than Me as his magnum opus . Now that it's finally out, it's living u... more
@Brent Butt
RT @Kylesbottom: Yo #penticton I'm doing some comedy at the Mug tonight! more
South Bend Mayor Pete Buttigieg On Poetry And Personal Connections
Ana Marie Cox anamariecox 38m ago Pete Buttigieg, the Democrat mayor of South Bend, Indiana, aims high and tends to hit his mark. He’s a graduate of Harvard and Oxford, and a former Naval intelligenc... more
Hear Jason Isbell's Rocking New Song 'Hope the High Road' - Rolling Stone
"Last year was a son of a bitch," Jason Isbell hollers in "Hope the High Road," the first release from this summer's The Nashville Sound . Related Jason Isbell Talks 'Uptempo and Loud' New Album, Dav... more
Steve Miller Remembers Chuck Berry: 'He Was Like a Gazelle'
All Stories Just 10 days after playing the Monterey Pop Festival in June 1967, Steve Miller got the chance to back up his childhood hero Chuck Berry at the Fillmore West. The show came out on Mercury... more
Watch Gary Clark Jr. Praise Childish Gambino, Beyonce
Watch Dave Chappelle Laugh Off Kyrie Irving's... Watch Gary Clark Jr. Praise Childish Gambino, Beyonce After a soulful performance in his hometown of Austin, Texas, singer-songwriter spoke about his i... more
@Five Alarm Funk
RT @HappyHolistics: 11 year old rockin out with the band @fivealarmfunk @ London Music Hall more
Tool to Finally Come to Streaming Services?
Share on Facebook While music from the Beatles and Prince has hit streaming services within the past few years, Tool remain one of the largest remaining holdouts, with the band still yet to offer thei... more
Here's the Lineup for the 2017 Calgary Underground Film Festival
Share on Facebook The Calgary Underground Film Festival has unveiled the lineup for its 14th annual edition, and it's a doozy. The event, which runs from April 17 to 23 at the Globe Cinema, will boast... more
Social Distortion's Mike Ness on His 10 Best Country-Punk Covers
All Stories Social Distortion may have gotten their start in the late 1970s Southern California punk scene, but the band's musical lineage and influences go much further back (and spread further out)... more
Scorpions, Megadeth Take On ‘Crazy World’
Scorpions, Megadeth Take On ‘Crazy World’ 12:01 PM Thursday 3/23/17 | The dates for the “Crazy World” tour begin Sept. 14 in Reading, Pa., at Santander Arena . The routing moves west and then bounces... more
@Five Alarm Funk
RT @CanadaSunfest: GREAT NIGHT #ldnont! Thanks to all those who came out to party with @fivealarmfunk! #dance… http… more
Warped Tour Rolls Out 2017 Lineup
Warped Tour Rolls Out 2017 Lineup 10:01 AM Thursday 3/23/17 | | Tweet The longest-running touring music festival is ready to rumble through the U.S. once again! The 2017 edition of Vans Warped Tour bo... more
Rheostatics Celebrate 70 Years of the Horseshoe Tavern with Four-Night Residency
Share on Facebook Having first opened in 1947, Toronto's iconic Horseshoe Tavern is set to celebrate 70 years of live music in the city this year. To mark the occasion, the venue has lined up four nig... more
Brett Ratner Says Rotten Tomatoes Is "the Worst Thing We Have in Today's Movie Culture"
Share on Facebook Though he's made some seriously successful movies, Brett Ratner has not always done that well on Rotten Tomatoes . It turns out that the dislike is mutual, as the filmmaker has said ... more
Earth Hour in Slovakia with our friends @WWF @WWFCanada #wwfslovakia #EarthHour2017 more
The Unexpected Joy of Nelly Furtado’s Return - MTV
Hazel Cills 4m ago It was hard to go anywhere in 2006 without hearing Nelly Furtado's expert flirting anthem "Promiscuous." The song, like much of Furtado's Timbaland-produced album Loose , was a sur... more
Special concert announced to mark Colston Hall's 150th anniversary | Live | Music Week
March 22nd 2017 at 4:57PM Plans have been revealed for a special outdoor performance to mark Bristol Colston Hall's 150th anniversary. Launching the Bristol Harbour Festival weekend, the July 21 eve... more
The O2 announces its first Latin music festival | Live | Music Week
March 23rd 2017 at 8:28PM The O2 has announced details of its first Latin music festival - Hola! London. The London venue will welcome some of the leading names in Latin music on July 22 for a day o... more
Gorillaz announce new album Humanz | Talent | Music Week
by Daniel Gumble March 23rd 2017 at 7:26PM Damon Albarn’s virtual band Gorillaz are back with a brand new album entitled Humanz, set for release on April 28 via Parlophone. Produced by Gorillaz, The T... more
RT @VirginRadioWPG: @Panicland and their #1 fan, @Tobyonair. ❤ more
Music Week Presents: Clement Marfo | Music Week Presents | Music Week
by Alex Goddard March 23rd 2017 at 12:29PM 'Breath of Fresh Air' is the new single from universal Hip Hop recording artist, Clement Marfo; think Jay-Z meets James Brown with a South London accent. Br... more
Miike Snow Announces Summer Tour
Miike Snow Announces Summer Tour 02:24 PM Thursday 3/23/17 | | Tweet The forecast this summer is calling for snow – Miike Snow , that is. The Swedish indie / electro-pop band has signed on for a run o... more
Garth Brooks Rolls To Sprint Center
Garth Brooks Rolls To Sprint Center 01:23 PM Thursday 3/23/17 ASCAP Country Music Awards, Ryman Auditorium, Nashville, Tenn. October 31, 2016 | You know the routine by now: Garth usually books one gi... more
Hear Tim McGraw, Faith Hill's Sweeping Duet 'Speak to a Girl'
After teasing the song on social media and previewing it throughout the day on country radio stations, Tim McGraw and Faith Hill just shared "Speak to a Girl," the first single off their currently unt... more
RT @jengie_: ladies and gentlemen, panicland. more
Primus Lines Up U.S. Trek
Primus Lines Up U.S. Trek 03:01 PM Thursday 3/23/17 Hard Rock Live, Orlando, Fla.May 3, 2011 | “Touring with Primus is something that Clutch has wanted to do for ages,” Neil Fallon of Clutch said. “A... more
We must show people that music is worth more than just ‘consumption’
We must show people that music is worth more than just ‘consumption’ 21 shares By Rhian Jones With a population six times smaller than the UK, Sweden punches well above its weight in the global music ... more
Thanks for presenting the show, @VirginRadioWPG 🙌🏻🎉 Such a blast! more
Allman Brothers Band Detail Eight-Disc 'The Fox Box'
All Stories The Allman Brothers Band will release an eight-disc set comprising songs from their sold-out, three-night run at Atlanta's Fox Theatre in September 2004. At the time they were touring on ... more
Spoon Serves Up North American Tour
Spoon Serves Up North American Tour 05:01 PM Fresh on the heels of the release of its new album, Spoon has announced it will be touring the U.S. and Canada throughout the summer to give fans a taste... more
The Jesus and Mary Chain - 'Damage and Joy' (album stream)
Share on Facebook The Jesus and Mary Chain are officially back. As promised, Damage and Joy — their first new album since 1998's Munki — has arrived for all the hear. Recently speaking to Exclaim! , J... more
RT @JacqPaquette: @Panicland I would like to point out that I am in university, and it is most definitely not spring break 👎🏻 show fucking… more
Crossed Wires - "New Year" (video)
Share on Facebook Following the release of last year's False Spring EP, Halifax pop-punk trio Crossed Wires will spend the real spring on a Canadian tour. To promote the outing, they've treated Exclai... more
Mo'Nique - I Coulda Been Your Cellmate
Share on Facebook 6 Mo'Nique is no stranger to tough crowds. Her standup career has outlasted sitcom gigs, talk shows, and an Academy Award winning performance in Precious , and her continued visibili... more
RT @Chia24217225: Just hanging eith panicland!!! more
Tahj Mowry’s Smart Guy Persona Turned Him Into A Meme — And He Loves It
Stacey Grant Stacey_Grant91 44m ago Sorry, Doogie Howser and Jimmy Neutron ; there can only be one supreme TV child genius. And 20 years ago this weekend, that genius — "a 10-year-old whiz kid" named... more
RT @Lily_Jay_: The concert was liiiit 🔥 that scream tho. @Panicland more
The Price Of Neverland
Molly Lambert mollylambert 1h ago T he ranch where Michael Jackson built Neverland is up for sale again. The carnival rides were removed long ago, some of them bought by the Queen Mary , a historic d... more
Megadeth Joining Scorpions for North American Fall Tour
Megadeth Joining Scorpions for North American Fall Tour North American trek named after Scorpions' 1990 LP, 'Crazy World' Megadeth will join Scorpions for a North American fall tour. Credit: Suzanne C... more
Les Amazones d'Afrique: Hear the Debut LP From West African Supergroup
All Stories Les Amazones d'Afrique is a supergroup of 10 remarkable West African female performers, including international stars, local heroes and up-and-coming musicians. Consisting of Grammy-winni... more
RT @futuredogmom: when @BraedonBassio takes my phone while on stage and proceeds to take this A+ selfie ahahah @Panicland… more
Future Islands Recruit NYC Mayor's Sign Language Interpreter for 'Cave' Video
The lyric video for Future Islands ' new single, "Cave," features American sign language interpreter Jonathan Lamberton gesticulating singer Samuel Herring's anguished lyrics. Related Watch Future Isl... more
Ryan Reynolds And Jake Gyllenhaal FaceTime With Hilarious Results
Stacey Grant Stacey_Grant91 4m ago Move over, George Clooney and Brad Pitt, because there's a new Hollywood bromance in town. Ryan Reynolds and Jake Gyllenhaal have been cracking fans up during their... more
See Reality-Blurring First Trailer for Netflix's 'Casting JonBenet' Doc
Netflix has unveiled the first trailer for their upcoming film Casting JonBenet , a "documentary hybrid" that premiered to acclaim at the 2017 Sundance Film Festival . Related Sundance: 'Casting JonBe... more
Goodwood Atoms - 'Goodwood Atoms' (EP stream)
Vancouver indie outfit Goodwood Atoms are ready to release their new self-titled EP, and you can now fully stream the group's new sonic offering. "This self-titled EP is the first of two EPs we are re... more
RT @buccinator2014: @Panicland I can't stop smiling your show was amazing 😁😁 more
​Sandbanks Music Festival Gets Great Lake Swimmers, the Inbreds, By Divine Right for 2017 Lineup
​Sandbanks Music Festival Gets Great Lake Swimmers, the Inbreds, By Divine Right for 2017 Lineup The Prince Edward County festival will also feature Safia Nolin, Vallens, Solids and the Lonely Parade ... more
Paul McCartney Reissue, James Blunt and 12 More New Albums to Hear Now
The Jesus and Mary Chain Steve Gullick The Jesus and Mary Chain, Damage and Joy After 30 years in the darklands, the Jesus and Mary Chain remain a tribute to the power of goth guitar noise, surly fro... more
See Classic Country Trio Midland Lament Life on the Road in New Song
All Stories Texas trio Midland has released a stripped-down version of their song "Check Cashin' Country." Featuring a grungy Mark Wystrach, Cameron Duddy and Jess Carson, the song's two guitars and ... more
Waterparks - "Stupid for You" / "Royal" (Acoustic) on No Future
Share on Facebook Waterparks just might be as fun as their namesake. Since signing to be managed by Good Charlotte's Madden brothers (and playing that band's comeback show), they have been delivering ... more
RT @TheWECC: Great time last night with Panicland. Thanks to all that came! more
Sunparlour Players Plot 'Hymns for the Happy' Anniversary Shows
Share on Facebook Ontario folk duo Sunparlour Players are celebrating the 10 year anniversary of their debut LP Hymns for the Happy in 2017, and to mark the occasion, the outfit are revisiting the eff... more
If Daniel Ek wants to frighten the major labels, he should step back in time
Patronising? Hardly. The situation is both fluid and not black and white. I agree with your more measured view of the current situation; clearly streaming and digital distribution will continue to gro... more
If Daniel Ek wants to frighten the major labels, he should step back in time
Well I'm sorry but I disagree. There are plenty of others platforms that support independent and focussed 'artists' take bandcamp for instance. Songwriters and musicians must find their audience as th... more
RT @encore_bnd: Huge thanks to @Panicland for letting us open for them at the West End Cultural Centre!!! We hope everyone had a great time… more