Jane’s Addiction with guests Big Black Delta. Tuesday, August 28th at the The Great Saltair! Be a part of X96’s presale on June 7th from 10AM to 10PM. CLICK HERE and enter presale code “X96” to get early entry and front of line privileges. Tickets on sale to the general public Friday, June 8th!
We are pleased to bring the following artists to Desert Rocks 2012!
Beats Antique * The Wailers * Lucent Dossier Experience * Brother Ali * RJD2 * JGB feat. Melvin Seals * Chali 2na and The House of Vibe * Phadroid * The Polish Ambassador * Elephant Revival (2 nights) * Random Rab * Hot Buttered Rum * GAUDI * MTHDS * Govinda * Euforquestra * Octopus Nebula * DeadPhish Orchestra * Lunar Fire * Willie Waldman Project featuring Wisdom * Samples * Nathan Moore * The Burned * Wisebird * Stonefed * White Water Ramble * Andy Frasco and the UN * Dirt Monkey * The Possum Posse featuring A Guy on a Buffalo Show * Sweatshop Union * Spell Talk * Michael Garfield * Afro Omega * Holy Water Buffalo * Tatanka * Ariano, LD & Thoughtsarizen * The Human Experience * Equaleyes * The Human Experience * James and The Devil * Crushendo * Sorne * Human Agency * Lil Sum'n Sum'n * Grant Farm * Marinade * Birds of Paradise * The Human Revolution * Luke Benson Band * The Williams Brothers Band * Burnell Washburn * Jaden Carlson Trio * Max Pain & The Groovies * Wounded Healer * GeorgeLife * Bedrockk * Scenic Byway * Funk & Gonzo * Roots Rawka * Tyeze * Dumb Luck * Babylon System * The Drunken Hearts * Ashlee K and Karen Waldrup as The Violets * Wasnatch * DJ Ebenflow * Red Dog Revival * DopeThought * Bonfire Dub * Sea Stars * Dynohunter * The Pour Horse * ATOMGA * Libby Kirkpatrick * Triggers & Slips * Puddle Mountain Ramblers * JACK+JILL * Huckle * Ragtime Willie * Gigi Love * Tramlife * Tony Holiday & The Velvetones * Timmi Cruz * Patrick Latella * deCay * Heartwreck * QUINTANA * DJ Balance * The Pillars Project * JNatural * Anthony Motto * Jae Wonka * deCay featuring InEssence * 12BC * RKTboy * Nocturnal Safari * Raw-Fidelity * Pat Maine * Ryno * SpaceY * Omeed the Nag w/ DJ Vagif *Arkadios * Ruddy Carpel * Dusk Raps * Stesus Nice * Xzentradi * Rich Again * Two and a Half White Guys * Soltron * illoom * Jef Doogie * SuprTek * Dr. ILL * K<3Love * Jayce * B Town * Maestrobe * Darkside * Prowess * 2BE * MusicGarage.org Kids * Advent Horizon * Minx * The Syndicate * Harlem Shuffle * Steve Auerbach * V!!3E TR!!3E * Learical Mindset * Pookie * RoboRob * Seik One
CAMPING AND SITE SCHEDULE Thursday, 6/7 12:00pm Gates open. Camping area opens. Thursday, 6/7 3:00pm Music starts. Friday, 6/8 11:00am Music starts, goes till dawn. Saturday, 6/9 11:00am Music starts, goes till dawn. Sunday, 6/10 11:00am Music starts, goes till dawn. Monday, 6/11 2:00pm Camping area closes, everyone must be packed up and gone.
RAIN OR SHINE Desert Rocks is a Rain or Shine festival, in fact a little rain is welcome!
DOGS Want to bring your furry friend to Desert Rocks? Dogs are allowed however you must purchase a $40 dog pass available online or $50 at the gate. Dogs will be tagged upon entry of the festival with the owners name and contact info. Dogs must be kept on a leash at all times. If your dog is caught wandering the festival without a leash it will be brought to the festival pound and there will be a $50 dog bail fee. Please be respectful of the enviornment and cleanup after your dog!
PRE PURCHASE YOUR DOG PASS HERE
Rules Treat people and your environment with respect. Lookout for all your fellow music loving campers. No glass in the stage area. No on site camping without a music festival wristband. No Fires. No Weapons. No Fireworks. No Drugs Allowed. No unauthorized vending. No Mean People. No Filming. No leaving your campsite a mess, leave no trace! Trash receptacles and recycle bins will be on site, so please find them and use them!
Shuttles Desert Rocks will have shuttle buses operating non-stop running between the festival venue, the town of Green River (7 miles away for those staying at Hotels), and the giant Green River Beach only 2 miles from the venue. Shuttle passes will be $15 for an unlimited weekend pass or $5 per ride.
ATMs There will be ATMs available onsite at the festival grounds.
CELL PHONES In the town of Green River there is good cell phone reception. At the festival site there is intermitent service, some carriers do not provide service. Check with your individual service provider.
FIRST AID Desert Rocks is proud to have a fifteen person, volunteer staffed medical team. These professionals include nurses, EMT's, firefighters to provide your first aid care at the festival.
CAMPING If you plan to stay onsite you or your group must have a Tent Camp Pass, a Car Camp Pass (two tents allowed per car camp pass), or an RV (small or large) pass (two tents allowed per RV pass). Camping is also first come first serve. You must have a festival pass to camp, NO EXCEPTIONS. Your weekend pass will still be valid upon re-entry so long as it is not broken or damaged. Folks wearing BROKEN WRISTBANDS will not be admitted under any circumstance.
Motor homes are welcome, but the terrain is rough, so please drive slowly and carefully. There are NO hook-ups on site. Desert Rocks is an overnight camping festival in the middle of the desert. As such it is important for "YOU," the festival goers, to be prepared for desert camping.
Below is a list of items that you should bring with you on your trip:
Tent (no holes and a working zipper), Tarp, Sleeping Bags, Raingear, Extra pair Shoes/Socks, Bug Spray, Blanket/pad/lawn chairs, Sunscreen, Hat for shade, Sunglasses, Umbrella for Shade, Water Container, personal mister, Towel, Swim Suit, Trash Bags, Extra Toilet paper (just in case), Lantern/Flashlight with extra batteries, Flag to identify campsite, Hand Sanitizer, Small Luggage lock for your tent (please don't bring valuables), Earplugs, Pen and Paper for the many friends, memories, and setlists, extra set of keys, Vehicle Key code (to duplicate your lost key), small first aid kit. If you forget any items there will be a on-site store to help you with your needs.
Please remember that the Desert contains various critters including snakes, lizards, fire ants, etc... The property owners have done their best to relocate these critters off of the property however to ensure your safety we ask that you please sleep in a tent, vehicle, or enclosable area. If you are sleeping in a tent please make sure that you keep your tent zipped up at all times to prevent a critter from sneaking in and snuggling up with you.
SHOWERS Desert Rocks will be offering deluxe, hot showers for $5. Thanks to Blue Lagoon Mobile Showers for bringing this comfort to us in the middle of the desert!
ALCOHOL At the Beer Garden your ID will be checked and you will be given a separate wristband that will allow you to purchase beer. In an effort to GO GREEN we will be selling reusable cups, as such your first beer purchase will be $6, re-usable cup re-fills will then be $4, SO KEEP YOUR CUP.
WATER Water bottles and an assortment of drinks will be sold on-site, also there will be an abundance of potable water available to you free if you have a container to use.
RESTROOMS There will be ample porta potties located at various site throughout the festival grounds. A handicap accessible porta pottie will be onsite. There will also be a "Men’s Room" porta pottie as well which includes 5 urinals to help keep porta pottie lines to a minimum. Hand Sanitizer and toilet paper will be provided however we encourage you to bring an extra roll and hand sanitizer just in case. Please be respectable and do not damage the Porta Potties or put foriegn objects in them.
SAFETY The Desert is a harsh environment that includes high day temperatures, low night temperatures, Cactus, Cliffs, Loose Sharp Rocks, Critters (Snakes, Lizards, Insects, Coyote's, etc...), Storms, Flash Floods, etc... To avoid injury and to have a fun, safe, exciting festival experience we advise you to read these tips:
Stay Hydrated. Watch where you are stepping, sitting, and reaching, Desert Critters like to hide under rocks, in crevices, in bushes/broken branches, and burrows. Cactus can grow anywhere there is sand so watch your step. If you see yellow caution tape or orange safety fence there is likely a cliff or other hazard, please avoid these areas. Please keep a flashlight with you at night and be aware of your surroundings. Please do not throw rocks off cliffs as there may be people below, also if you are under a cliff be alert for falling rocks. Please no fires, the desert is very dry and gusty and fires are easily spread. Do not camp under cliffs or in Riverbeds as falling rocks and flash floods are very dangerous.
There will be a safety team, first aid tent, and staffed EMTs/medics onsite in case anyone is hurt. If you or someone you know is hurt please notify a safety team member and head to the first aid tent. For serious emergencies a life flight/ambulance will be called.
PARKING Parking will be $10 onsite for the general parking area. Car camp passes will allow you to park and car camp in the designated camping areas. Parking is also first come first serve, so get there early. There will be a long term parking for those who intend to stay for the duration of the festival, short term parking will be available for locals and those who are coming and going regularly. If you show up after dark plan on parking in the upper venue lot, even if you have a lower venue pass.
KIDS Children under 12 are free and family camping is available. Parents will be responsible for their children at all times during the festival. Each child will be required to wear an information wristband in case they are separated from their parents.
KXRK METRIC EVENT PLAN O ACTION:
THURSDAY MAY 31ST 2011
POPLAR STREET PUB
242 South 200 West Salt Lake City, UT 8410
5:00: METRIC arrives / Sound Check (front room must be clear during soundcheck)
5:30ish: Doors open to guests
6:30: Meet & Greet (for 10 LUCKY X96 listeners)
7:00: METRIC out the door
In the early 2000’s when Rock Was Back and every band in the world seemed to be looking for a wormhole to a 1970’s garage, METRIC frontwoman Emily Haines was hauling around — gasp! — an analog synthesizer as the band worked their way up in New York City’s clubs. In the late 2000’s, when many bands were being strangled by the industry's power structure, Metric undid all their business entanglements and started their own company, Metric Music International (MMI) with the help of independent managers Mathieu Drouin and Françoise de Grandpré. Today, they're unencumbered and directly plugged into their listeners' hearts. With single “Help I’m Alive,” they became the first band in history to have their first ever Top 20 hit at U.S. commercial radio without the backing of a traditional label (a feat they repeated with “Gold Guns Girls”). They’ve since sold out arenas and headlined festivals. They’ve had a hand in scoring films for everyone from Edgar Wright to David Cronenberg, and they wrote the theme song for the Twilight Saga: Eclipse soundtrack with composer Howard Shore. They've even performed their song "Gimme Sympathy" at a private event for the Queen of England. For a band that had always been told they were Doing It Wrong, the Toronto-based quartet have grown into a fresh model for Making It Work.
If 2009's Fantasies was about escaping the familiar and exploring the world, Synthetica is about finding the courage to stay home and deal with your own reflection in the mirror. "It’s about facing what you know is true," Haines says. The band — Haines, Shaw, bassist Joshua Winstead and drummer Joules Scott Key — started work on the album literally the day after their final Fantasies show at the Art Basel modern art festival in Miami at the end of November 2010. They returned to Giant Studios in Toronto. They were emboldened by their fourth album's success (nearly 500,000 albums and over 1 million singles sold worldwide) and thinking big. But the real breakthrough came when pieces of vintage gear began fortuitously falling into their laps.
Guitarist-producer Jimmy Shaw puts it this way, “Synthetica is the sonic culmination of everything we have done. We’ve always had a sound in our heads that we hoped to realize. We finally heard it coming out of the speakers this time. It's futuristic and synthesized, yet also organic.” The album was mixed by long time METRIC collaborator and Grammy-nominated indie-rock specialist John O’Mahony at New York’s famed Electric Lady Studios.
The first sound you hear on opening track "Artificial Nocturne" — a pulsating, grimy throb — returns as the anchor on gut-wrenching meditation "Dreams So Real" and hypnotic morality twister "Nothing But Time." According to Shaw, "That sound is the foundation of the album. Oddly enough, it’s actually not a synthesizer. It's a '60s organ played through a homemade pedal dreamed up by a local wizard who posted an ad on Craiglist. Together they set the emotional tone of the record." First single "Youth Without Youth" tackles the fraying social state with a bristling energy ("I've always wanted to do a song with the Gary Glitter beat," Shaw says). "Speed the Collapse" is an environmental anthem featuring what is undoubtedly 2012's most stadium-ready chorus.
Haines first envisioned the word “Synthetica” as the name for a particularly resilient skin-job from Blade Runner, a female replicant who voices an inner monologue of all your human imperfections. "If you imagine a nightmarishly fake version of me as a pop star, that’s her,” she says. "And this record was about me saying, I'm going to give more to the music than ever, but there's no way I'm going to turn into someone like that." As she sings on the album's hard-rocking title track, "We're all the time confined to fit the mold / But I won't ever let them make a loser of my soul."
Since their last album, Metric has picked up JUNO Awards for "Alternative Album of the Year" and "Band of the Year," contributed the lead single to the Scott Pilgrim vs The World soundtrack, and landed on the Academy Awards' short list for Twilight's "All Yours," which they co-wrote with composer Howard Shore. They have since partnered up with Howard Shore on another project: The score to David Cronenberg’s latest film Cosmopolis was composed by Shore and performed by METRIC.
Plans for the release of Synthetica are as forward thinking as its grand sound and the band is poised to top the success of Fantasies (which debuted in the Top 10 around the world on iTunes Rock Albums charts as a selfrelease). Synthetica will be a global self-release on the band’s own label (MMI), in concert with a collection enhanced distribution and other joint venture partners the world over. Metric's management has aligned with industry legends like Cliff Burnstein and Radiohead co-manager Brian Message in unconventional partnerships that embrace new technology and keep the artist in the driver’s seat. In a letter written to the fans, Haines gives us a glimpse of what’s to come:
“Synthetica is about insomnia, fucking up, fashion, all the devices and gadgets attached to our brains, getting wasted, watching people die in other countries, watching people die in your own country, dancing your ass off, questioning the cops, poetic justice, standing up for yourself, sex, the apocalypse, doing some stupid shit and totally regretting it but then telling everyone it made you stronger, leaving town as a solution to unsolvable problems, owning your actions, and owning your time.” - Caryn Ganz.
S Y N T H E T I C A – JUNE 12, 2012 S Y N T H E T I C A TRACKLISTING
1. Artificial Nocturne 2. Youth Without Youth 3. Speed The Collapse 4. Breathing Underwater 5. Dreams So Real 6. Lost Kitten 7. The Void 8. Synthetica 9. Clone 10. The Wanderlust
Matisyahu will bring his Summer tour in support of his latest release, "Spark Seeker," with The Dirty Heads to The Rail Event Center September 10th. You will not want to miss this show! On Sale: June 1 @ 10am. All ages show. Ticket and concert info: CLICK HERE!
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:
August 20, 2012
Salt Lake City, Ut- The Matisyahu and The Dirty Heads concert scheduled at The Rail on September 10th has been moved to The Depot. All tickets that have been purchased will be honored. No exchange is necessary. Tickets to purchase for Matisyahu at The Depot on September 10th are available at all Smith's Tix Outlets, www.smithstix.com or by phone 801-467-TIXX or 1-800-888-TIXX, and The Depot box office Fridays only 2p-6p. For more information go to www.depotslc.com.
X96 welcomes the Utah Reggae Festival on July 13th & 14th at the Ogden Amphitheater! Special X96 Workers Union tickets go on sale Friday, May 25th at 5PM. For just 96 minutes, the first 96 tickets for both days will be only for $9.60. This special sale will definitely SELL OUT, so set an alarm and get on it!
July 13th - Don't miss the Utah Reggae Festival featuring The Expendables and Tribal Seeds with guests The Codi Jordan Band and Afro Omega July 13th at Ogden Stadium! More info: CLICK HERE!
July 14th - Don't miss the Utah Reggae Festival featuring J Boog and 40oz to Freedom with guests Nkulee Dube, Tosh Meets Marley, Thrive, Natural Roots, Sono Vero and more July 14th at Ogden Stadium! More info: CLICK HERE!
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