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Danny Elfman To Bring Concert of Tim Burton Movie Music To Los Angeles on Halloween

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Danny Elfman has scored 15 movies by Tim Burton, starting with “Pee-Wee’s Big Adventure” in 1985 and leading up to last year’s “Dark Shadows” and “Frankenweenie.” For the first time in the U.S., Elfman is to present his scores for Burton’s films in an orchestral concert performance, scheduled appropriately enough for Halloween night at the Nokia Theatre in downtown Los Angeles.

Danny Elfman’s Music from the Films of Tim Burton will feature conductor John Mauceri leading the 87-piece Hollywood Symphony Orchestra and the 45-member Page L.A. Choir. Elfman himself will appear at the concert to perform songs from “The Nightmare Before Christmas.”

Danny Elfman’s Music from the Films of Tim Burton is scheduled for 8:15 p.m. on Oct. 31 at the Nokia Theatre at L.A. Live. Tickets go on sale Sept. 13 at 10 a.m. through AXS.com and by phone at (888) 929-7849.

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Tim Burton & Danny Elfman Collaborating for Live Film Score Concert

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Danny Elfman has worked with Tim Burton for more than 25 years and on October 7th, Elfman will sing in public for the first time in 18 years, accompanied by the BBC Concert Orchestra, to perform some of the songs from Burton’s films.

Original production artwork and drawings from the films will create a visual backdrop to the performance.

Here’s the official show description of “Danny Elfman’s Music From The Films of Tim Burton”:

“The Royal Albert Hall will host an exclusive World Premiere of Danny Elfman’s music from the films of Tim Burton. Conductor John Mauceri has collaborated with composer Danny Elfman and visionary Hollywood film maker Tim Burton to create a unique filmic experience, blending music and visuals to celebrate the long standing partnership of two of Hollywood’s top players.

This live concert features Danny Elfman’s famous Tim Burton film scores brought to life on stage by the BBC Concert Orchestra, enhanced by visuals on the big screen of Burton’s original sketches, drawings and storyboards.

With a range of films from a fascinating back catalogue of classics including Beetlejuice,Batman, Edward Scissorhands, The Nightmare Before Christmas, Alice in Wonderland and Frankenwienie, this concert explores the collaborative relationship between music and storytelling and the process and importance that this has in filmmaking.”

Click here for tickets and more info.

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121212, A Concert For Sandy Relief at Madison Square Garden

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121212 is a concert to be held on December 12, 2012 at New York City’s Madison Square Garden to benefit the Hurricane Sandy relief efforts through the Robin Hood Relief Fund.

The concert will feature the following musical artists: Bon Jovi, Eric Clapton, Dave Grohl, Billy Joel, Alicia Keys, Chris Martin, Bruce Springsteen & The E Street Band, Eddie Vedder, Roger Waters, Kanye West, The Who and Paul McCartney.

It will also be broadcast to over 1 billion people worldwide.

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The Rock Bottom Remainders, The All Author Band Featuring Stephen King, Amy Tan, Dave Barry, Mitch Albom, Scott Turow, Matt Groening, James McBride, Greg Iles, Ridley Pearson, Roy Blount, Jr & Sam Barry To Host Their Final Public Concert At The El Rey Theatre On Friday June 22, 2012

Marking the Rock Bottom Remainders 20th anniversary, the all author rock band has decided its 20 year run will mark the end and will host their final public concert at the El Rey Theatre in Los Angeles on Friday, June 22.

The show is part of the band’s final two city concert tour — The Past Our Bedtime Tour — which also includes an appearance not open to the public at the American Library Association convention in Anaheim.

Confirmed for the concert are Stephen King, who hasn’t performed with the band since 2007; Amy Tan, Dave Barry, Mitch Albom, Scott Turow, Matt Groening, James McBride, Greg Iles, Ridley Pearson, Roy Blount, Jr, Kathi Goldmark and Sam Barry.

Roger McGuinn of The Byrds joins them as musical guest. The El Rey show features a meet and greet reception prior to the show and an 8:30pm concert.

On the upcoming concert Stephen King, who plays rhythm guitar says, “A few years ago, Bruce Springsteen told us we weren’t bad, but not to try to get any better otherwise we’d just be another lousy band. After 20 years, we still meet his stringent requirements. For instance, while we all know what ‘stringent’ means, none of us have yet mastered an F chord.”

King adds, “I’m looking forward to reuniting with all my bandmates. We’re older but not dead. Some of us can remember all of the words; all of us can remember some of the words; but NONE of us can remember all of the music. That’s why they call it rock and roll.”

Dave Barry, co-lead guitarist, chimes in, “It’s not that we had a ‘creative differences’ issue, or some in the band wanted to launch solo music careers, but the fact is that we can no longer play an entire set without having to pee.”  Barry adds, “We realize the Rolling stones are celebrating 50 years this year, but we don’t want to reach the point where our stage moves involve motorized scooters.”

Since the band’s founding in Anaheim in 1992 — at a book convention — they have raised over $2 Million for various literacy causes.  Proceeds from the El Rey show will benefit First Book, the Los Angeles Downtown Women’s Center and the launch of an Emerging Author Series at Live Talks Los Angeles.

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Freddie Mercury Reincarnated?

Marc Martel is the lead singer of a band called Downhere. Check out his audition for Queen Extravaganza — a live tour with members of Queen in honor of the band’s 40th anniversary.

His voice is remarkably similar to Freddie Mercury’s, I suspect Marc has a pretty good shot of winning.

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Brandi Carlile Will Do 3 Free Live Performances Today In Seattle

If you live in Seattle, Brandi Carlile will be performing at three separate locations today. Catch her at 4:00 PM at Cupcake Royale (1111 E Pike Street), at 7:00 PM at Molly Moon’s Ice Cream (917 E Pine Street), and at 10:00 PM at Easy Street Records (Queen Anne Location). When you purchase the new live album at either Easy Street location today, you will be given a wristband for entry into the evening’s in-store. Wristbands are first come, first serve. You must have a wristband to attend.

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Lineup Announced For 2011 Sasquatch Music Festival

The unofficial start of the summer promises to be a fun one in Quincy, Wash. After last year’s sellout offering, the Sasquatch! Music Festival at the Gorge Amphitheatre has announced its 2011 lineup. Celebrating its 10th anniversary, the Memorial Day weekend festival will feature sets from the Foo Fighters, the Decemberists, Robyn,  Sharon Jones & The Dap Kings, Local Natives, Matt & Kim, and Sleigh Bells, among others. They’ve also added a fourth day to the festival, which starts May 27 and closes May 30.

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Coachella 2011 Lineup

The lineup for Coachella 2011 has finally been announced and Kanye West and Kings of Leon are just some of the amazing acts that have made the list! Coachella 2011 will be help from April 15 to 17 in Indio, California. Amongst the notable acts are: Arcade Fire, the Strokes, Animal Collective, Robyn, Lauryn Hill, Cee Lo, Sleigh Bells, Erykah Badu, the National, Wiz Khalifa, Best Coast, Ariel Pink, the Black Keys, PJ Harvey, and Duran Duran. For the complete list, visit HERE.

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The 5th Annual Aimee Mann Christmas Show Tickets Now On Sale

Aimee Mann will be performing her 5th Annual Christmas Show at Largo in Los Angeles on December 10th and 11th 2010. Aimee’s annual holiday tradition will be exclusively at Largo Los Angeles this year.

This years special guests included Michael Penn, Patton Oswalt, Paul F. Tompkins, Ben Gibbard and Zooey Deschanel, Rich Sommer and other surprises!

Call for reservations 310-855-0350.

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See Yo Gabba Gabba LIVE at The Grove in Los Angeles On Friday, August 13th

See Yo Gabba Gabba LIVE at The Grove Friday at 5pm! See DJ Lance and all your favorite characters from Yo Gabba Gabba, followed by a meet and greet at 6pm in Barnes & Noble! Free and open to the public.

To buy tickets to Yo Gabba Gabba LIVE in LA! in November, click here.

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