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FLAT LAND BRINGS THE FUNK TO UNSUSPECTING COMMUNITIES ACROSS THE UNITED STATES, AND YOURS IS NEXT

Gainesville, Florida’s cosmic funk-pop quartet Flat Land is embarking on their Foothills Tour, and will be playing Friday, Aug. 7, at Ashley St. Station in Valdosta, GA starting at 9PM ($5).

The quartet, fronted by Fae Nageon de Lestang on violin and vocals (a descendant of pirates with buried treasure somewhere off the east coast of Africa), has received critical praise for their sound from enough hippies at DIY venues to launch them into the national spotlight. One of MusicFestNews’ “Artist on the Rise”, the group’s dynamic sound lies in the realm of artists such as Beck, the Alabama Shakes, and White Denim. The band’s high energy live performances have propelled them to share the stage with the likes of Preservation Hall Jazz Band, Benjamin Booker, Hundred Waters, Zach Deputy, The Main Squeeze, The Heavy Pets, and Roosevelt Collier, among many others.    

Website: www.flatlandsound.com  

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/flatlandgainesville  

Listen: https://soundcloud.com/flat_land/turn-live-medusa-studios  

Natalie La Rose info & tour dates

Dutch native Natalie La Rose’s debut single for I.M.G./Republic Records, “Somebody” [featuring Jeremih]is one of this Summer’s biggest singles. Listen HERE!  Now certified platinum by the RIAA, “Somebody” hit #1 at Rhythm and entered the Top 3 on Top 40 airplay charts nationwide.  “Somebody” entered the Top 10 on the Billboard Hot 100 as well as the Top 10 of both iTunes’ Pop and Overall Top Songs chart.  The song has reached #4 on Shazam in the U.S. and #14 on the Global Chart, and was one of the Top 5 “Most Shazamed Records in the USA.”  To date, the song has over 105+ million streams on Spotify worldwide, with over 65+ million YouTube/Vevo viewsand counting. La Rose made her national television debuts this Spring on The Ellen DeGeneres Show and the Late Late Show with James Corden. She also opened the Radio Disney Music Awards with Fifth Harmony, who she is touring with this Summer. 

With the release of her second buzzworthy single, “Around The World” featuring Fetty Wap, La Rose is quickly proving that she is more than just somebody,she is an artist to watch!

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BUY LINKS:

Natalie La Rose ft. Jeremih “Somebody”:http://smarturl.it/SomebodyftJeremih

Natalie La Rose ft. Fetty Wap “Around The World”:http://smarturl.it/NLRAroundTheWorld

 

For all things NATALIE LA ROSE:
http://www.natalielarose.com/

https://www.facebook.com/NatalieLaRoseMusic

https://twitter.com/Natalie_LA_Rose

http://instagram.com/natalielarose

 

NATALIE LA ROSE TOUR DATES 2015

*With Fifth Harmony

7/15 – Louisville, KY – Palace Theatre *

7/17 – Lakewood, OH – Lakewood Civic Auditorium*

7/18 – Cincinnati, OH – PNC Pavilion @ Riverbend Music Center *

7/20  – Atlanta, GA – Cobb Energy Performing Arts Centre*

7/21 – Nashville, TN – Ryman Auditorium*

7/23 – St. Louis, MO – Peabody Opera House*

7/24 – Rogers, AR – Walmart Amphitheatre*

7/26 – Birmingham, AL – Concert Hall*

7/28 – Jacksonville, FL – Florida Theater*

7/29 – Miami Beach, FL – The Fillmore*

7/30 – Clearwater, FL – Ruth Eckerd Hall*

7/31 – Orlando, FL – Dr. Phillips Center for the Performing Arts*

8/2 – San Antonio, TX – Tobin Center*

8/3 – Houston, TX – Bayou City Event Center*

8/4 – Midland, TX Wagner – Noel Performing Arts Center*

8/5 – Grand Praire, TX – Verizon Theatre at Grand Prairie*

8/7 – Phoenix, AZ – Comerica Theatre*

8/8 – Costa Mesa, CA – The Pacific Amphitheatre*

8/9 – San Jose, CA – Event Center Arena*

8/11 – Santa Rosa, CA – Wells Fargo Center for the Arts*

8/12 – Bakersfield, CA – Rabobank Theater*

8/13 – Las Vegas, NV – The Pearl Concert Theater*

8/18 – Denver, CO – Paramount Theatre*

8/20 – Kansas City, MO – Uptown Theater*

8/21 – Milwaukee, WI – Riverside Theatre*

8/23 – Buffalo, NY – Shea’s Performing Arts Center*

8/24 – Albany, NY – Palace Theatre*

8/26 – Washington, DC – Warner Theatre*

8/27 – New York, NY – Beacon Theatre*

Fourth of July

For a current list of 4th of July events go here:

http://valhappening.com/events/

Here is what we have collected so far..

Date/Time Event
Sat 07/04/15
12:00 AM
4th of July Beer & Burger Bash
Bleu Pub, Valdosta GA
Sat 07/04/15
All Day
Fourth of July Celebration
Wild Adventures, Valdosta GA
Sat 07/04/15
9:00 AM – 11:00 AM
Independence Day Fishing Rodeo – Reed Bingham State Park
Reed Bingham State Park, Adel GA
Sat 07/04/15
9:00 AM – 12:00 PM
Local Fare Market
Okefenokee Heritage Center, Waycross GA
Sat 07/04/15
5:00 PM – 10:00 PM
2nd Annual Live Oak Freedom Fest 2015
Live Oak CRA, Live Oak FL
Sat 07/04/15
6:00 PM – 6:45 PM
Ware County 4th of July Celebration Concert
Memorial Stadium, Waycross GA
Sat 07/04/15
7:00 PM – 11:30 PM
Blithe//Hepatitis Sea//Smiler//SiN//Groovslave JULY 4th HOUSE SHOW
Sat 07/04/15
7:00 PM – 9:00 PM
Coffee House
Stephen Foster Folk Culture Center State Park, Live Oak FL
Sat 07/04/15
7:30 PM – 11:30 PM
Independence DRAGS IHRA Ironman Classic & TROY BULLOCK In Concert!
South Georgia Motorsports Park, Cecil GA
Sat 07/04/15
9:00 PM – 11:30 PM
Valdosta Mall Fireworks
Sat 07/04/15
11:00 PM – 11:30 PM
DAMS w/ Atlanta band CHEW
Ashley Street Station, Valdosta GA

Mad Max: Fury Road Review

Mad Max: Fury Road is the newest film in the Mad Max franchise. It’s the 4th film set in a post-apocalyptic staring Tom Hardy (previously Mel Gibson) as Max who was a cop trying to make his was through the new harsh reality of life.

In this film he meets Imperator Furiosa (Charlize Theron) and Nux (Nicholas Hoult) as they are chased across the landscape by Immortan Joe (Hugh Keays-Byrne).

What the film lacks in plot is made up by the stunning landscapes and impressive choreography. The film seems to focus less on Max and more on Furiosa and Nux, and I felt a bit disappointed by that. Currently the critic reviews have the film at 98% (per Rotten Tomatoes) which surprises me a lot, personally I would give it a 3/5 or 70% depending on the scale.

Since this is a sequel that has a different actor I went in wondering how Tom Hardy was going to do. I felt he did a good job, but he was not the same Max that Mel Gibson played and that took me out of the film. Both Charlize and Nicholas did excellent jobs but throughout the movie Nicholas did the best and wound up having the most interesting character.

I would recommend seeing this film in theater or on a massive screen to get the full effect. If you are new to the franchise you may like the film better than I did, but overall I think this movie is worth waiting till it’s out of the theater.

2015 Welcome to Rockville Review

Welcome to Rockville was on 4/25-26 this year, bands such as Korn, Godsmack, Slayer, Marilyn Manson, and many others. They had a number of vendors and a few experiences such as Tequila World. I also saw a some good costumes, one good example was a woman on stilts selling Jagermeister.

I arrived around 5pm Saturday, just as a heavy storm was approaching the venue. They asked the patrons to return to their cars or stay under the bridge for protection from the storm. The storm lasted about 40 minutes and then people slowly went back to the venue. Walking around I noticed people having a great time regardless of being covered from head to toe in mud.

At a music festival that features a variety of hard rock to metal bands you may think that you would see a lot of crazy/unruly behavior but that’s not what you find. You will see people that are quite respectful of others and just out to have a good time. As far as drugs go, the worst that I came across was a few people smoking marijuana and even the people that were drinking did not appear to be overly aggressive, but again having a load of fun!

The bands that I saw put on some really great shows, though with the huge crowds I was unable to get very close or get to the photo pits to get any up-close photography. The upside was that they had huge screens setup so even if you were not up-close you could see what was going on the stage from a great distance.

This year’s Welcome to Rockville was a blast and I expect next year to be one as well, keep an eye out on the WtR website and Facebook. Also, keep an eye on our facebook to see the photos that I was able to take, it will take a couple more days till they are reviewed, edited, and posted.