This Week In Music: 1/28 – 2/4
TOP NEWS STORIES THIS WEEK
Native American Elder from Viral Protest Clip Was in a Skrillex Video
By now, you’ve probably seen the viral encounter that took place between Native American elder Nathan Phillips & students from Covington Catholic High School when an anti-abortion rally converged with an Indigenous Peoples March last week in Washington D.C.
However, this was not the first time Phillips’ face was seen by millions. As it turns out, the Native American protestor also starred a music video for Skrillex back in 2012 for his single “Make It Bun Dem” featuring Damian Marley. You can watch the video HERE!
New Vegas Superclub to Open w/ Cardi B, Above & Beyond and Kaskade on the Bill
The Las Vegas nightlife landscape is already stacked, but a brand new club will arrive this year. The Palms Casino Resort has announced the grand opening of a superclub called KAOS as part of its $690 million renovation.
KAOS will consist of a 73,000 sq ft dayclub and a 29,000 sq ft nightclub. For comparison, Sin City mainstay OMNIA Nightclub clocks in at 75,000 square feet. As far as programming is concerned, KAOS’ management has locked down exclusive residencies with Skrillex, Kaskade, G-Eazy, Above & Beyond and Cardi B. For the latter artist, the partnership will mark her Las Vegas nightclub residency debut.
In the meantime, you can catch Cardi B at Pot of Gold Festival in Phoenix this St. Patty’s Day Weekend! Hotel Rooms, Tickets, and Shuttles available now!
DJ Killed For Playing ‘Boring Music’
A DJ in Uganda was reportedly killed last week for playing ‘boring music’. During his set, a mob of partygoers got angry, killing the DJ inside the venue.
The victim, Jerry Okirwoth was DJing at a dance club in the Nebbi District of Northern Uganda. He attended Parombo Secondary School and was a part-time DJ. The Nebbi Resident District Commissioner William Bob Labeja blamed the venue’s management for the incident for failing to protect Okirwoth.
“As the head of security in the district, I will no longer allow any disco operators to conduct their businesses in the sub-county and anybody who defies the directive will be prosecuted. All disco halls in all sub-counties must be closed because they are causing insecurity and redundancy among the youth.“
This is just the most recent incident involving revelers attacking DJs. A similar situation occurred in 2014 when three Zimbabwean men assaulted a DJ for playing “boring music,” they were charged for murder.
Live Nation Seeks to Fill Void at The Gorge After Sasquatch Calls It Quits
Last year marked the end of17 years at Sasquatch Music Festival, but now Live Nation is looking to fill that void at one of the most gorgeous venues in the country — The Gorge, which is also home to Paradiso Festival.
“Details will follow in the weeks to come, but put it in your calendars: May 24-25-26, 2019 will see a new generation of contemporary artists carry on the tradition at this iconic Northwest institution,” organizers say via press release. Through the years, Sasquatch has brought together the worlds of indie rock, hip hop, electronica and more. We look forward to hearing the next chapter.
POT OF GOLD FESTIVAL PHOENIX
Just added to the already stacked lineup: Ice Qube, Snoop Dogg, Ozuna & Kodak Black at Pot of Gold Festival! This March 15-17 at Phoenix Steele Indian School Park!
Hotel Rooms, Shuttle Passes, Payment Plans & Ticket Packages ON SALE NOW!
Go to www.Unity.Travel/PotofGold for more info!
V2 PRESENTS: GET LUCKY
In the magical month of March, we will unite at the Saltair Castle and find out just how enchanted it will become. The Celtic Palace inside will bring good vibes and the Tent of Gold outside will follow suit. Come donned in your greatest gold & green attire as we discover the end of the rainbow at The Saltair in the magical month of March.
Hotel Rooms, Round Trip Shuttle Passes, Tickets & Payment Plans ON SALE NOW!
Go to www.Unity.Travel/GetLucky for more info!
USC EVENTS: LUCKY FESTIVAL
Follow us to the 8th annual Lucky Festival, a magical land where whimsical creatures roam wild and life blooms with effervescence. Join in the dance of the fairies at Lucky Arena, search for pots of gold in the Leprechaun’s Lair, and experience the blissfulness that comes from finding the End Of The Rainbow, find some extra luck at Clover Park, and so much more!
Hotel Rooms, Solo Traveler, VIP Tables, Tickets & Payment Plans ON SALE NOW!
Go to www.Unity.Travel/Lucky for more info!
ALSO ON SALE
Days on the Green Festival Phoenix
Get ready for the inaugural Days on the Green Music Festival, a 2-day weekend event taking place on April 19 – 20, 2019! Come for the good vibes and chill with the best of reggae, alternative, & punk performances!
Hotel Rooms, Shuttle Passes, Payment Plans & Ticket Packages. On Sale Now! Go to www.Unity.Travel/DaysontheGreen for more info!
EDC Las Vegas
->Book your hotel room for EDC with us at some of the best hotels on the Las Vegas Strip for significantly below market rate! Traveling to EDC Solo? Book as part of our Solo Traveler Program!
Hotel Rooms & Solo Traveler ON SALE NOW!
Go to www.Unity.Travel/ElectricWeekend for more info!
Ever After Music Festival
Ever After Music Festival is an experience for all to share. A fantasy getaway experience with the sounds, the stunning visuals, and high class performances for you to have an unforgettable weekend.
Hotel Rooms, Solo Traveler,Shuttle Passes, QUBE Tent Rentals, Group Camping, RV Camping, Single Camping Passes, Tickets, & Payment Plans. ON SALE NOW!
Go to www.Unity.Travel/EverAfter for more info!
The annual Washington festival at the beautiful Gorge Amphitheater returns June 14-15 with what is sure to be another stellar year, and it’s more affordable than ever. Cabanas, Tables, Hotel Rooms, Shuttle Passes, GA wristbands, VIP passes, Camping Passes, and all packages are ON SALE NOW!
Go to www.Unity.Travel/Paradiso for more info!
Imagine Music Festival
The aquatic fairytale comes alive with multiple custom stages, world-class production, and a unique variety of dancers, cirque acts, art, workshops, food trucks and even a giant splash pool!
-Hotel Rooms, Round Trip Shuttle Passes, QUBE Tents, Camping Passes, Solo Traveler, & Tickets. ON SALE NOW! Go to www.Unity.Travel/Imagine for more info!