Thursday, February 28, 2013

Star Trek event at a theater near you April 25

 “You will be assimilated. Resistance is futile.” Trekkers nationwide will soon heed those commands as NCM® Fathom Events, CBS Home Entertainment and IGN present “Star Trek: The Next Generation – The Best of Both Worlds,” which beams into select cinemas on Thursday, April 25 at 7:00 p.m. local time. The fan-favorite two-part episode – "The Best of Both Worlds" – is comprised of the third season finale and the fourth season premiere, with Part 1 making TV Guide's list of "TV's Top 100 Episodes of All Time.” The episodes have been remastered into a feature-length presentation and will be presented on the big screen. 
Tickets for “Star Trek: The Next Generation® – The Best of Both Worlds” are available at presenting theater box offices and online at The event will be broadcast to more than 550 select movie theaters across the country through NCM’s exclusive Digital Broadcast Network. For a complete list of theater locations and prices, visit the NCM Fathom Events website (theaters and participants are subject to change).
Fans will enjoy this digitally restored and gloriously remastered presentation in high definition. The fascinating storyline follows the cybernetic alien race, the Borg, as they abduct and transform Capt. Picard into a half-Borg, half-human called Locutus.  Meanwhile, the Enterprise crew must race against time to intercept the nefarious Borg cube before it reaches Earth to enslave humanity.
“Fans have been discussing these historic episodes since they first aired, and we’re excited to present them like never before, newly improved and on the big screen,” said Ken Ross, executive vice president and general manager of CBS Home Entertainment.  “This special event will ensure that ‘The Best of Both Worlds’ will remain a classic throughout the 21st Century — and beyond.”
Created by Gene Roddenberry as part of the “Star Trek” franchise, “Star Trek: The Next Generation” premiered 21 years after the debut of the original “Star Trek” series. Featuring one of the most endearing ensemble casts in television history, with seven seasons and 176 episodes, “Star Trek: The Next Generation” took fans on the remarkable continuing voyages of the Starship Enterprise, set in the 24thcentury.
“After the success of the first two ‘Star Trek: The Next Generation’ events, we couldn’t wait to bring additional seasons back to the big screen for fans to enjoy,” said Shelly Maxwell, executive vice president of NCM Fathom Events. “Fans will be absolutely thrilled with the presentation of these ‘Next Generation’ classics.”
“Star Trek: The Next Generation Season 3” and “The Best of Both Worlds” will be released on Blu-ray on April 30.
CBS is a proud and long-standing supporter of the American Red Cross and will continue to show its support through this event. CBS will make a financial donation to support the Red Cross which shelters, feeds and provides emotional support to victims of disasters; supplies about 40 percent of the nation's blood; teaches skills that save lives; provides international humanitarian aid; and supports military members and their families.

Indonesian festival in Pasadena March 17

Pacific Asia Museum To Hold 
Free Family Festival Celebrating Indonesia
 Pacific Asia Museum will hold a Free Family Festival celebrating the arts and culture of Indonesia on Sunday, March 17, 2013 from 12-4 p.m. Admission to the event and Pacific Asia Museum galleries is free and open to the public during that time.

During the Free Family Festival, visitors can enjoy the special exhibition Marking Transitions: Ceremonial Art in Indonesia, batik demonstrations, hands-on crafts, food samples, traditional dances from across the nation's more than 17,000 islands, live gamelan music and shadow puppetry. A full schedule of events will be posted to the Pacific Asia Museum website closer to the event date.

The gamelan performance and shadow puppet show by Bali and Beyond will be a highlight of the afternoon. This performing arts company will present the puppet show "Shadows of Bali" accompanied by gamelan performers. Gamelan is a traditional orchestra that involves a wide variety of instruments, including drums, xylophones, gongs, flutes and strings, and usually performs as accompaniment for dance or puppet performances, rituals or other ceremonies. 

This event is presented in conjunction with the Consulate General of the Republic of Indonesia.

Pacific Asia Museum's Free Family Festivals are made possible in part by the Capital Group Company, Margaret Leong Checca, Festival of the Autumn Moon supporters, the Ralph M. Parsons Foundation, the Lon V. Smith Foundation, the Union Bank Foundation, and the Katherine Audrey Webb Foundation.
About Pacific Asia Museum
Pacific Asia Museum is among the few institutions in the United States dedicated exclusively to the arts and culture of Asia and the Pacific Islands. The museum's mission is to further intercultural understanding through the arts of Asia and the Pacific Islands. Since 1971, Pacific Asia Museum has served a broad audience of students, families, adults, and scholars through its exhibitions and programs.

Pacific Asia Museum is located at 46 North Los Robles Avenue, Pasadena, California 91101. The museum is open Wednesday through Sunday from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Admission is $10 general, $7 students/seniors, and free for museum members and children under 12. Admission is free every 4th Friday of the month. For more information visit or call (626) 449-2742.

Veronneau toasts its 50th anniverasary with new album

 50 years ago "bossa nova" was a term barely known beyond Brazil, until in 1963 "Jazz Samba," the milestone recording by Stan Getz and Charlie Byrd, took the world by storm. In popularizing the seductive, syncopated "bossa" rhythm, it became the only jazz album in history to reach #1 on the Billboard pop chart in March 1963. It ranks as one of the biggest selling jazz albums of all time and brought Brazilian composers such as Tom Jobim to worldwide fame.

Washington DC-area world jazz quartet Veronneau ( celebrate the 50th anniversary with their Jazz Samba Project CD release. Veronneau's CD features classic samba and bossa nova, plus new bossa nova arrangements of contemporary songs.

Veronneau's CD was launched with a concert at All Souls Unitarian Church, Washington, D.C., where the original Jazz Samba album was. The colorful history of the original recording has been recounted in published articles written by Veronneau guitarist Ken Avis.

Jazz Samba Project charted its first week out, rose to the top ten in the national jazz charts and regionally in 25 North American cities and earned high praise from critics. Latin Jazz Network said, "You can feel the high level of creative interpretation," Critical Jazz gave the album five stars and hailed Lynn Veronneau as "the sexy black dress of jazz vocals." Veronneau's 2011 album Joie de Vivre - Joy of Living met with similar success.
Veronneau, this month, received 3 Wammie Awards from the Washington Area Music Association (WAMA) - Best Jazz Group, Best Jazz Vocal, and Best Jazz Recording for Jazz Samba Project. The album is to be launched this Spring in the UK. Getz/Byrd's Jazz Samba also invaded the Top 20 in the UK in 1963.

Quebecoise vocalist Lynn Veronneau is a compelling interpreter of song in the manner of Stacey Kent, Louciana Souza and Eva Cassidy. Singing in four languages, her seemingly effortless technique was developed through classical voice studies in France. She performed with notorious all-female group Les Horribles Cernettes – the band which had the first-ever photograph on the web - before relocating to the States.

Formed three years ago and fronted by Lynn and her husband, British guitarist and vocalist Ken Avis, Veronneau has logged countless performances in Europe and North America. They've been interviewed on BBC, Radio Canada and many American radio stations.

Veronneau received 6 Wammie nominations in 2012 for their debut Joie de Vivre - Joy of Living CD, and 7 nominations this year. For more information, visit:

Michael Feinstein's American Songbook returns to PBS April 5

Stephen Sondheim, Liza Minnelli, Angela Lansbury, Christine Ebersole and other great stars of American music and musical theatre share the spotlight with the country’s most passionate music preservationist as MICHAEL FEINSTEIN’S AMERICAN SONGBOOK returns to PBS for a new star-studded, three-part season Friday, April 5, 2013, 9:00 p.m. ET. 

Season Three finds Feinstein exploring the enduring popularity of show tunes, the pas de deux between music and choreography on stage and the big screen, and the indelible impact that radio – in its star-making heyday – had on the American musical canon. 

While crisscrossing the country on a seemingly endless stream of concert dates, Feinstein conducts candid interviews with revered composer and lyricist Stephen Sondheim (Sweeney Todd, West Side Story, Follies) and the multiple Award-winning Broadway and television legend Angela Lansbury.  He sings with Tony Award-winning actress Christine Ebersole, reminisces with Liza Minnelli about the great dance stars Gene Kelly and Fred Astaire, hosts superstar violinist Joshua Bell on his public radio show, and visits with some of the country’s most well-versed and colorful collectors of musical recordings and music ephemera.

The acclaimed MICHAEL FEINSTEIN’S AMERICAN SONGBOOK airs as part of PBS ARTS, one of broadcast television’s only programming blocks dedicated to the best in performing arts, on Fridays, April 5, 2013, 9:00-11:00 p.m. ET and April 12, 2013, 10:00-11:00 p.m. ET on PBS.

Upcoming Goldenvoice concerts

On Sale Now 
Lee Eun MiMarch 31st / Club Nokia / Doors: 6pm / $50-$125 / on sale now

On Sale Friday!
Green Day
March 10th / Fox Theater Pomona / Doors: 7pm / $50 / on sale 3/1 @ 10am

OMD with Diamond RingsApril 15th / Fonda Theatre / Doors: 8pm / $35 / on sale 3/1 @ 10am

Modest Mouse
April 16th / Fox Theater Pomona / Doors: 7:30pm / GA $34.50 adv, GA $39.50 dos, LOGE $39.50 / on sale 3/1 @ 10am


April 16th / The Orpheum Theatre / Doors: 7pm / BALC $45, ORCH/ MEZZ/ LOGE $55, GOLD CIRCLE $65 / on sale 3/1 @ 10am

Dropkick Murphys 
with Skinny Lister and The InsurgenceApril 17th / Club Nokia / Doors: 7:30pm / GA $30.50 adv, GA $36 dos, VIP BALC/ PIT $36 / on sale 3/1 @ 10am
Youth Lagoon
April 17th / El Rey Theatre / Doors: 8pm / $20 / on sale 3/1 @ 10am

Modestep and Mimosa 
with DirtyphonicsApril 18th / Club Nokia / 18+ / Doors: 9pm / GA $29.95 adv, GA $35 dos, VIP BALC/ PIT 39.55 adv, VIP BALC/ PIT $50 dos / on sale 3/1 @ 10am
Suicidal Tendencies with Sick of It All and Wake The DeadMay 11th / Fox Theater Pomona / Doors: 7pm / GA $29.50 adv, GA $33 dos / on sale 3/1 @ 10am

PrimusMay 19th / Fox Theater Pomona / Doors: 7pm / GA $39.50 adv, GA $45 dos, LOGE $49.50 adv, LOGE $55 dos / on sale 3/1 @ 10am

TurbonegroMay 25th / El Rey Theatre / Doors: 8pm / $25 / on sale 3/1 @ 10am

Bruno Mars 
with Ellie Goulding (press release attached)
July 27th / STAPLES Center / Doors: 6:30pm / $39.50, $59.50, $89.50, $99.50, $129.50 / on sale 3/1 @ 10am

On Sale Saturday!
Andy Grammer with Parachute
May 17th / Fonda Theatre / Doors: 8pm / $22.50 / on sale 3/
2 @ 10am

Capital Cities with Gold Fields 
June 6th / El Rey Theatre / Doors: 7pm / $18 / on sale 3/
2 @ 10am

Venue Change
Marina and The Diamonds with Charlie XCX and DJ IvyMay 13th / Shrine Expo Center / Doors: 7pm / GA $25 adv, GA $30 dos, VIP $30 / additional tickets go on sale 3/2 @ 10am / all original tickets purchased for club nokia will be honored

Added Support
Laidback Luke with BRAZZABELLE and Fyor
March 7th / Fox Theater Pomona / Doors: 9pm / GA $20-$30 adv, GA $35 dos / on sale now

with Nite JewelApril 6th / Fonda Theatre / Doors: 8pm / $20 / on sale now

Kip Moore 
with The Wild FeathersApril 9th / El Rey Theatre / Doors: 7pm / $25 / on sale now

Retox signs with Epitaph

Epitaph Records is proud to announce the signing of one of today's most provocative and passionate bands: RETOX. Combining the jagged edges of stripped down/back-to-basics rock n' roll with bombastic attitude and art-rock intelligentsia, using the prism of the past to look toward the potential brilliance of the future, RETOX's YPLL arrives via Epitaph Records on May 7th, 2013. A brand new video, "Congratulations You Are Good Enough," is already live on Vice's Music Channel, showcasing the band’s kinetic, challenging energy.
Check out the new video here:

RETOX deliver a mission statement in 12 blistering tracks, the vast majority of them clocking in at two minutes or less. It's the type of rallying battle cry that inspires lingering and dormant primal urges and too-long-suppressed societal dissatisfaction in those who encounter its punk rock lineage and postmodern crash-and-ban.
Tracks like "You Lost Me At 'It Wasn't My Fault,'" "Greasy Palms" and "Nose to Tail" are all filled with immediacy, urgency and restless energy, no matter which tempos RETOX happen to be pummeling in the songs. "Congratulations You Are Good Enough" features guest guitar work guitarist Nick Zinner of the Yeah Yeah Yeahs, whose fretwork jumps aboard the careening song. The track builds to a punk rock crescendo with crystal clear production that amplifies every crackling nuance of the band's delivery. 
Subcultural iconoclast and artistic visionary Justin Pearson is known in critical circles, amongst contemporaries across a wide variety of genres and to fans of incisively incendiary artistic expression around the world as one of the guiding lights of the groundbreaking outfit THE LOCUST. He resurfaced on record alongside gifted guitarist Michael Crain, dynamic bassist Thor Dickey and powerhouse drummer Brian Evans.
YPLL takes the ugly powder-keg promises of the band's impressive debut and ratchets up the proceedings exponentially, quickly given all who fall under its spell ample evidence as to why friends and contemporaries who have played with Public Image Ltd., Nine Inch Nails, Killing Joke, Man Is The Bastard, Swing Kids,  and The VSS count themselves among the bands supporters and comrades. Otis "O" Barthoulameu (Fluf, Olivelawn) coined a phrase for what RETOX have summoned forth: "New Confrontation." 
Pearson himself offered this explanation for Retox's new album's creative combustibility: "YPLL is something that four very odd humans placed together as a reflection of the art due to the worlds we live in." Incredibly well thought-out, highly educated, impossibly practical, Retox's YPLL uses the power of the riff and the passion of the scream to conjure diatribes about the human condition. As Pearson notes, producer Chris Rakestraw, who has worked with heavy metal luminaries and postmodern hardcore heroes alike, "Brought out aspects that the band has previously not honed in on, resulting in music for the future yet to come."  
"While writing YPLL, we were particularly focused on riffs and simpler song structures," explains Crain. "Not so much on the extras, such as effects and layers of guitar, but more on an actual song's flow. The guitar lines, kick drum, and snare are definitely driving the ideas home while the bass guitar is the glue holding it all together. And the vocals are telling each song's story. We really just wanted to keep it simple and make everything fun to listen to. Chris definitely honed in on this." 
PRE-ORDERS are now live for RETOX's YPLL, which will arrive in-stores and online on May 7th. Please go to:
Catch Retox at SXSW this year, as well as in LA, AZ and in San Deigo:

Retox Tour Dates:
March 4 Los Angeles, CA  @ Pehrspace
March 14 list as Austin, TX SXSW @ The Liberty
March 15 San Antonio @ The Korova
March 16 list as Austin, TX SXSW @ The Scoot Inn
March 17 list as Austin, TX SXSW @ Beerland
March 19 Tempe, AZ @ Sail Inn. 
March 20 San Diego, CA @ Che Cafe

Andy Grammer to headline tour

Platinum-selling, acclaimed singer, songwriter, musician ANDY GRAMMER has announced a spring headlining tour with special guest Parachute. The coast-to-coast trek kicks off Wednesday, March 27 in Aspen, CO with stops in New York City April 2 for a show at Irving Plaza and Los Angeles May 17 at The Fonda Theatre. Tickets are on-sale now at

 began his remarkable career rise performing on the streets as a busker inSanta Monica, CA and, in just a few short years, has gone on to sell well over one-million tracks, performing onstage with Taylor Swift, appearing on an array of national TV shows, selling out venues nationwide, receiving BMI’s “Pop Music Award,” gracing the cover of national touring trade magazine Pollstar and presenting at their annual awards show, performing for his holiness the Dalai Lama, and co-hosting the American Music Awards online preshow, among many other accomplishments.

“I’ve been hard at work writing and recording my next album but I’ve missed my amazing fans so much,” exclaimed 
ANDY. “I just love to play music for people that love to hear it and I know that’s about to happen on tour so I can’t even tell you how excited I am!”

’s massive debut Top 5 hit single “Keep Your Head Up”--from his acclaimed 2011 debut self-titled album on S-Curve Records--has now officiallygone platinum. The follow-up track, “Fine By Me,” also sailed into the Top 10 on the Adult Pop chart and has been certified gold, having sold well over half a million copies. According to Billboard magazine, ANDY is the first male artist to hit the Top 10 on Billboard’s Adult Pop chart with his first two singles since John Mayerin 2002. “Miss Me,” ANDY’s third single off his album, climbed to #16 at Hot AC, while the music video for the song reached #9 on VH1’s Top 20 weekly video countdown.

ANDY GRAMMER on tour in the following cities:

DATE                          CITY                                       VENUE
Spring Tour w/ special guests Parachute
Wed     3/27                 Aspen, CO                              Wheeler Opera HouseThu      3/28                 Denver, CO                             Summit Music HallFri        3/29                 Omaha, NE                             University of Nebraska, OmahaSat       3/30                 Minneapolis, MN                      Skyway TheaterTue      4/2                   New York, NY                          Irving PlazaWed     4/3                   Philadelphia, PA                      Theatre of the Living ArtsThu      4/4                   Bel Air, MD                              Harford Community CollegeFri        4/5                   Carlisle, PA                             Dickinson CollegeSat       4/6                   Buffalo, NY                              Niagara UniversitySun      4/7                   Boston, MA                              House of BluesThu      4/11                 St. Louis, MO                          Old Rock HouseFri        4/12                 Duluth, MN                              University of Minnesota, DuluthSat       4/13                 Chicago, IL                              Logan Square AuditoriumSun      4/14                 Pontiac, MI                              The Crofoot BallroomWed     4/17                 St. Petersburg, FL                  State TheatreThu      4/18                 Atlanta, GA                              Center StageFri        4/19                 Jacksonville, FL                      Freebird LiveSun      4/28                 Charlotte, NC                          University of NC, CharlotteThu      5/2                   Pittsburgh, PA                         Mr. Small’s TheatreFri        5/3                   Covington, KY                         Madison TheaterThu      5/16                 Anaheim, CA                           House of BluesFri        5/17                 Los Angeles, CA                     Henry Fonda Theatre