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Sonic Bloom 2011 Music Festival June 24th-26th

time May 24th by John-Michael authorTags: , , , ,

Sonic Bloom 2011 takes places on June 24th through the 26th in Georgetown, Colorado! This is the 6th time this event will be held and boy does it have great history behind it. This year will be no different with another legendary line up. The true nature of this event is focused on the art of music. Shadow Ranch the gorgeous location where this will be taking place is one hour outside of Denver.

This year I’m thrilled to be attending as a trip to Colorado has been way over due. A big majority of the readers of this site come from Colorado and can’t wait to visit all the homies out there. It’ll be great to finally feel the magic of the state in a breathe taking venue and incredible festival. I’m looking forward to also seeing some of the locals play some music on their home turf where a huge part of the bass family lives. As of now most of the line up has been posted and wow it’s going to be sexy. I’ve gone ahead and bolded out the ones I’m looking forward to see. This doesn’t mean that some of these guys don’t deserve credit but I feel the ones bolded are the ones that are unique to the festival and are not as common to experience during this years festival line ups. Lets get real most of these artist are worth being bolded but these are my personal favorites.

Line Up

MALA (Digital Mystikz)
Random Rab

David Starfire

Break Science
Signal Path
Michal Menert
Octopus Nebula
Future Simple Project
Juno What!?
Love & Light
Nadis Warriors
Project Aspect
The Floozies
J.WAIL ft/ Chuck [Lotus]
Mikey Thunder
Miss Murray
Eminence Ensemble
Vinnie Maniscalco
Papa Skunk
Prophet Massive
Unlimited Gravity

DJ Synergy
& more TBA.

Besides an incredible  musical line up the event will showcase many other arts besides music. There will be tons of workshops, yoga classes, exotic food, vendors, and more! Fire dancers, jugglers, live painters, and more will be in full force to set the mood for the experience. Come and experience one of the most well known festivals in the States as we embark on a lovely journey to the Rookies for a few glorious nights of life.

If the sold out Manifestation Celebration in Dallas was just the pre-party where I had to chance to play a set. I can’t imagine how much energy will be present at this event. If that was just a small glimpse of the main event this will be another life changing event that will go down in history. There are still two other pre-parties that will be going on in San Francisco on Friday, May 20th at 103 Folsom and another in New York City on June 11th. Be sure to say hello if you seem me out there. I’ll be hanging and camping with close friend Ethan aka SubSynthesis.

BUY: Sonic Bloom Tickets

More Information:
Shadows Ranch
1259 Alvarado Road, (County Road 306)
Georgetown, CO 80444

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Banjos to Beats | Dallas Promotions Team

time February 7th by John-Michael authorTags: , , , , , , , , ,

The day I found out I was relocating to Dallas, TX I shot an e-mail to many of my touring friends and asked whats up with Dallas in the music scene as regards to the type of music I’m into. What I got back from almost everyone who had a contacts in Dallas was get a hold of Josh Smith.

Josh Smith and Mandi Smith run Banjos to Beats. They’ve put together one of the most family oriented communities I’ve seen in a long time. The past events that they have done completely got my excited like a little school boy. Thanks to them and their efforts to push some of the most unique music out there Dallas has been a pleasure to live in. It’s a risky business throwing events but they’ve gone straight grassroots and succeed doing what they love.

This was clearly shown recently when Austin based Nadis Warriors were intown for a show and LiveNation dropped the ball big time on them. Josh made some magic happen and locked in Trees(best venue for sound in Dallas in my opinion so far) for a late night set with only about one hour and a half of promotion time. I showed up for support and the place had to have at least over 120 people there. It was one of the most amazing things I’ve seen and prime example of what this community is about.

I can’t show enough support for what Banjos to Beats has built and continues to build. They’ve taken me in as one of their own and even provided me one of the best Thanksgivings I’ve had when I had just recently moved to Dallas. You can be sure to hear about Banjos to Beats if you are anywhere near Texas as all the acts you’re into if you read this blog are most likely coming into Dallas thanks to them. You’ll want to keep track of any upcoming events at their Facebook page.

Thank you Josh and Mandi Smith and all the others involved for doing what you do in Dallas. You guys are a major reason why I love to call Dallas my new home.
Thank you!

Here is a list of some of the upcoming events:
2/10: Waka Winter Classic – 2826 Arnetic
2/18: Fayuca / Ugly Lion – 2826 Arnetic
2/24: Dirtfoot / Mountain Sprout – Trees
2/25: Emancipator / Blockhead / Great Mundane – Trees
3/15: Daedelus/ TOKiMONSTA /Shlomo – Trees
4/8: Heyoka / Octopus Nebula – Trees
5/7: Manifestation Celebration – Dallas Museum of Nature & Science

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Manifestation Celebration | Dallas 2011

time December 28th by John-Michael authorTags: , , , , , , , , ,

Manifestation Celebration 2011 Dallas, Texas

May 7th, 2011 Dallas, Tx
A Night at the Museum:
The Alex Grey Experience
@ Dallas Museum of Nature & Science


Alex Grey
(Meet & Greet, Discussion, Live Painting w. The Nadis Warriors)

Allyson Grey
(Meet & Greet, Discussion, Live Painting w. The Nadis Warriors)

Daniel Pinchbeck
(Q&A, Signing)

Maestro Don Jose Campos
(Opening Ceromony, Closing Ceromony, Signing, Shamanic Intiation during Nadis Warriors Set)

Rick Strassman, MD
(Meet & Greet, Signing)

Mitch Schultz
(Q&A, Meet & Greet)

Jamie Janover
(Discussion: Unified Field Theory)

Peter Gorman
(Meet & Greet, Signing)

Rose Hahn
(Discussion: Divine Feminine, Signing)

Alberto Roman
(Poetry, Translator for Don Jose Campos)

Michael Garfield
(Live Painting, Discussion)


The Nadis Warriors (w/ Jamie Janover & Don Jose Campos)

Language Love
Afro Monk
& more TBA!


Full Screenings of:
2012: Time for Change

DMT: The Spirit Molecule

They will be using multiple projections of Alex Grey’s art to fill the 79 foot Imax screen. All exhibits will be open to the attendees.

To ensure a pleasant and intimate evening for our attendees, only 1,000 tickets total will be sold for this event!!!

Insiders are reporting that there are less than 200 tickets available! This event will SELL OUT! Come join us on this amazing experience of pure artistry all around!


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