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Since 2007, Another Planet Entertainment and Noise Pop have joined their resources and put on one of the Bay Area’s best music festivals on San Francisco’s Treasure Island. Today, the Treasure Island Music Festival organizers announced the initial line-up for this year’s festival, which is to take place October 19 – 20.

The initial line-up for the Treasure Island Music Festival 2013 is as follows:

Early Bird tickets for the festival go on sale this Friday, May 31st. Visit the official Treasure Island Music Festival website for more details.

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A time-lapse video of the Cosmic Love Ball 2013. This amazing event happens every year in February at The Fillmore in San Francisco, CA. Materialized rocks the crowd every year with their energetic synth/keys, bass, and drums. Be sure to check out Materialized and the Cosmic Love Ball next year!!

The track in this video is Materialized’s, “No Inbetween” from their album Space Junk. Enjoy!

Welcome to the Cosmic Love BallHello Bay Area musical socialites! It was great to see you the other night at the Cosmic Love Ball with DJ Wyllys, the North Beach Brass Band, Materialized, and Rubblebucket! That’s right, it was another great year for the futuristic love circus called the Cosmic Love Ball, which is held at the Fillmore in San Francisco every year to celebrate life, love, and music. This year, the Fillmore was adorned with wall hangings around the auditorium with heart accents around the room, including a whole wall filled with heart lights. Naughty love was certainly in the air though. As you entered the Fillmore you were greeted by a statue of a blindfolded angel’s bust offering you the traditional Fillmore apples. It was certainly a symbol of how the night was to progress.

DJ Wyllys at the Cosmic Love BallThe evening started off kind of slow with people slowly trickling in, but the lively DJ Wyllys kept everyone energized in the main auditorium while the North Beach Brass Band kept people entertained upstairs in the Poster Room. Eventually, the North Beach Brass Band marched their way downstairs and onto the dance floor to announce the beginning of the evening. It was awesome having them come down and march through the crowd. It really got everyone moving and it felt like we were swept away to New Orleans for a moment. Once everyone was hyped up the lights went down and genre bending house band, Materialized, took the stage.

Materialized at the Cosmic Love BallIf you have not seen or heard Materialized go check them out right now. They blew the crowd away at the Cosmic Love Ball with their intense energetic beats, thundering bass, and killer synths. They either kept people standing in awe, or made people move uncontrolablly. Either way, people seemed to be transported to cosmic love bliss. It is really hard to pinpoint what genre Materialized really is though. In fact, on their website they actually say the following:

“Any attempt to pigeonhole Materialized as an electronica band, a jam band, a jazz band, etc. doesn’t really work since this band has giant antenna always scanning the airwaves for interesting new ways of combining the musical banquet of the 21st century.”

They seem to rely heavily on beats, but they seem to twist and turn enough to keep you guessing on what kind of band they really are. One thing is for sure – they are really good.

Lebo paints Materialized at the Cosmic Love BallAdding to the fun of the evening, artist Lebo was painting along to the music. It was great to see images appear before our eyes as he worked on them. It really seemed to add another layer to the music too. It was a great addition to the entertainment for the evening. Thank you Lebo! The Galactic Muses dancers also took the stage several times to add some drama and flare with their sexy dance moves and several costume changes.The Galactic Muses dancers


Rubblebucket at the Cosmic Love BallSoon after Materialized finished their set, Rubblebucket came on. They were pretty good, and accomplished musicians, but I did not really care for their set as much for some reason. They seemed to be too showy with semi afro-cubanesque influences and some pop thrown in, and the combination really was not working for me. However, their horns were really good and I was definitely moving. In fact, the whole crowd seemed to really enjoy them and everyone seemed to be moving their butts. It was a really good time. What I really loved the most was when singer Kalmia Traver would hop on the baritone sax every once in a while and took command of the stage. Even better was the end of their set when she hopped down off the stage with her sax and started playing through the crowd with the rest of the band and the North Beach Brass Band to end the show as they walked out of the venue. It was an awesome way to interact with the crowd and change the atmosphere of the venue before finishing the evening. Good times had by all!

If you are around the San Francisco area next February I highly encourage you to check out the Cosmic Love Ball. It is a wonderful evening of good vibes, good music, and good times. I hope to see you all there next year!

 

COSMIC LOVE BALL GALLERY:

Cosmic Love Ball Stage  Welcome to the Cosmic Love Ball Might Dave Pellicciaro's Rig at Cosmic Love Ball DJ Wyllys at the Cosmic Love Ball The North Beach Brass Band at the Cosmic Love Ball North Beach Brass Band sax at the Cosmic Love Ball North Beach Brass Band bass in my face Materialized at the Cosmic Love Ball Mighty Dave Pellicciaro of Materialized Mighty D of Materialized at the Cosmic Love Ball Carlitos and Dale of Materialized Dale Fanning of Materialized Mighty Dave of Materialized The Galactic Muses dancers Galactic Muses dancers at the Cosmic Love Ball Crowd at the Cosmic Love Ball Lebo paints Materialized at the Cosmic Love Ball Dale Fanning rockin at the Cosmic Love Ball Dale Fanning patch change Mighty D rockin the Cosmic Love Ball Mighty D love pants coming off Materialized thanks everyone for coming Rubblebucket at the Cosmic Love Ball Finishing the Cosmic Love Ball

British space-rockers Muse have tacked on quite a few additional dates for their upcoming 2013 North American tour in support of their latest album The 2nd Law. The trio announced shows in San Diego, Los Angeles, Oakland, Chicago, Minneapolis, St. Louis, Boston and more.

Scheduled dates are as follows:

01/21/13 – Valley View Casino Center in San Diego, CA
01/23/13 – Staples Center in Los Angeles, CA
01/28/13 – Oracle Arena in Oakland, CA
02/03/13 – Rexall Place in Edmonton, Alberta
02/04/13 – Scotiabank Saddledome in Calgary, Alberta
02/06/13 – Rogers Arena in Vancouver, British Columbia
02/22/13 – BB&T Center in Ft. Lauderdale (Sunrise), FL
02/23/13 – Tampa Bay Times Forum in Tampa, FL
02/25/13 – Amway Center in Orlando, FL
02/28/13 – Quicken Loans Arena in Cleveland, OH
03/02/13 – Joe Louis Arena in Detroit, MI
03/04/13 – United Center in Chicago, IL
03/07/13 – Target Center in Minneapolis, MN
03/08/13 – Chaifetz Arena in St. Louis, MO
03/10/13 – BOK Center in Tulsa, OK
04/09/13 – Air Canada Centre in Toronto, Ontario
04/12/13 – TD Garden in Boston, MA
04/15/13 – Madison Square Garden in New York, NY
04/19/13 – IZOD Center in E. Rutherford, NJ
04/23/13 – Bell Centre in Montreal, Quebec
04/26/13 – Colisée Pepsi in Quebec City, Quebec