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[Secret Ninja Pass] This Week at Beta 9/18 – 9/20

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Alright, ninjas. We’ve been hooking you up with free entry to Beta over the past year. We know you’ve have some epic times, catching some of the most legendary talent EDM has to offer, and we’re on board to keep this thing going. So, we’re once again giving you an opportunity to check out the best night club in North America for free. What all do you have to do to get in? It’s pretty damn easy. Just follow these steps:

- Head to the front door and enter the club before 11 pm
- Show this post to the cashier (Valid for 21+ only)

That’s it! Sounds too good to be true, right? Well, it’s not. Head to Beta and see for yourself.

Cedric Gervais - Sept 18
Missing You ft. Rooty

Pegboard Nerds - Sept 19
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BADBOI

DJ Jazzy Jeff - Sept 20
Play Dat! DJ Jazzy Jeff featuring Dayne Jordan
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[Folk] A-ha – Take On Me (Seven Handle Circus Video Cover)

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We absolutely love it when people pay tribute to classics of the past, and even more so when they do it well. Enter Atlanta folk outfit Seven Handle Circus, a bluegrass influenced six piece with an affinity for 80′s music.

Recently traveling to New Orleans to play a packed show at Tipitina’s, the group circled up to do an impromptu recording of the 1984 synthpop hit, “Take On Me.” The end result was something uncontrollably smile-inducing, rife with nostalgic undertones. When asked about this song in particular, vocalist Shua Spencer stated:

We like to play cover songs that need a revival. ‘Take On Me’ is a song that so many people love, yet need a little bit more of in their life.

Our suggestion? Catch one of these next few shows the guys have. Even if they don’t cover this live, we’re pretty sure it’s going to be a fantastic show.

Upcoming Tour Dates
Sep 20 Greenville, SC @ Traffic Jam
Oct 10 LaFayette, GA @ Fly Free Festival
Oct 18 Atlanta, GA @ The Buckhead Theatre
Oct 24 Macon, GA @ Macon Octoberfest
Oct 31 Auburn, AL @ Bourbon Street
Nov 06 Chattanooga, TN @ Rhythm & Brews
Nov 08 Charleston, SC @ Lowcountry Hoedown
Dec 31 Athens, GA @ New Earth Music Hall

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Young Rising Sons talk Zooey Deschanel, The Jersey Shore, and Fat Sandwiches [EXCLUSIVE INTERVIEW]

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A few weeks back, we had the pleasure of catching Young Rising Sons‘ first show in the Mile High City. Playing the mid spot in support of Little Daylight, they captivated the entire crowd at Larimer Lounge with just five songs. After the show, we sat down with them to get a little more story behind how this fast-rising Jersey act came to be.

TMN: Hey guys, welcome to Denver. Is this your first time in the Mile High City?

Andy: It is. It’s been amazing. We’ve felt so welcomed here.

Dylan: Denver was the first place to play our song on the radio, and also you guys premiered our song on The Music Ninja, which was amazing.

TMN: Did you guys make the same stop that everyone does, hitting up a dispensary for some legal goods?

Dylan: We tried to! To be honest, none of us smoke weed regularly, but it’s legal here. We were like “fuck it.” We went to a spot down the street and it looked like a doctors office. There was a waiting room and you had to sign in.

Julian: It was too much. We were like, it’s a no go.

TMN: Alright, let’s talk about your guys’ roots. How did Young Rising Sons come to be, and where did you come up with the name?

Andy: We’ve been playing for a while now. It’s been about four and half years. These three guys have been playing forever. I was going to school in NY and playing acoustic in some bar in NYC. They happened to be there and came up to me and asked to jam sometime. It was instant chemistry. We became best friends and band mates, and it’s been the best thing ever since.

TMN: And where did the band name come from?

Andy: The name came from one of our songs, “Red and Gold” which is from our EP. The second verse has the words “Young,” “Rising,” and “sons”.

Steve: But they’re flipped around in different ways. If you listen close though, in the second verse of “Red and Gold,” you’ll hear it different order.

Julian: If you want a fun fact about that, Dylan actually thought of those while he was at Disneyland.

Dylan: Yep. Walking into the Magic Kingdom in Orlando.
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[House] Sander Van Doorn & Oliver Heldens – THIS

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What better way to carry you over the hump of the week than a good ol’ fashioned desk dance? That’s right, one time around with Sander Van Doorn and Oliver Helden’s freshly released house tune, and you’ll be grooving in your office chair.

Released just hours ago, “THIS” comes to life with its deliciously wavy bassline which will easily satisfy the hearts, ears, and legs of club fiends around the globe. Coupled with some techy synths and well pronounced percussion work, we simply can’t wait to get this from our headphones to a decent set of speakers. Something tells us it’s going to make us swoon even harder.

We were already been enamored with what Dutch DJ Oliver Heldens has been up to over the past year, and now we have this collab with Sander? We’re fully on board with calling him one of our favorites in the game.

Look for this tune on Oct 6th via Doorn Records. It’s one you’re going to want for your personal collection.

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Brolly – They Run, They Hide [TMN PREMIERE]

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They Run, They Hide

We’ve admittedly never heard of Yuba City, as we’re sure most of you haven’t. This small city of just over 65,000 people may have previously been known for the world’s largest dried fruit processing plant, and a sixteen-year host to the California Dried Plum Festival, it’s claim to fame is about to become something very different, as the world becomes familiar with Brolly.

Wikipedia research aside, this California-born five-piece is part of the growing hotbed of indie rock coming out of the northern part of the golden state. Founded by childhood friends Jacob Ithurburn, Cody Martin, and Jacob Michaelis, as well as Kristen and Chelsea Famularo, Brolly have created an ambient and circumferential sound, capable of encompassing your every thought.

Calling on associations Cold Play, The National, and Band of Horses, this outfits talents engage it’s listeners with ease, as heard with today’s premiere. “They Run, They Hide” features cinematic-quality progression, carried through with booming kick drums, driving finger picking, and absolutely stunning vocals.

Coming off their beautiful and emotion-rich EP Wolfe, this tune and a handful of other absolute gems will be out on Sept 23rd.

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Wild Party – Chasin Honey [TMN PREMIERE]

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If you’re still down in the dumps from having to start yet another work week, fear not, ninjas. One listen through the incredibly infectious song, “Chasin Honey,” will have you grinning ear-to-ear in a matter of seconds.

The second release from San Antonio-based four-piece continues to display their knack for guitar-driven pop tunes that are easily relatable and completely smile-inducing. With a hook worthy of those impossible-to-not-sing-along-with classics, Wild Party will make you a believer in just three minutes and thirteen seconds.

Members Lincoln Kreifels, Lucas Hughes aka Luhu, Ethan Kaufmann, and Cary LaScala,  call on associations of Vampire Weekend, We Were Evergreen, and Two Door Cinema Club with today’s premiere. And to think, this is just their 2nd song. We’re sure you can agree – it’s going to be fun to see what’s coming around the band for these guys.

The best part is, you really don’t have to. You can catch one of their shows (info below) or pre-order their upcoming album on iTunes.

Wild Party 2014 Tour Dates:
9/27/14 Dallas, TX @ INDEX Festival
10/1/14 Chicago, IL @ Beat Kitchen
10/3/14 Springfield, MO @ Gillioz Theatre**
10/6/14 Kansas City, MO @ The Riot Room
10/8/14 Denver, CO @ Larimer Lounge
10/9/14 Colorado Springs, CO @ The Black Sheep
10/11/14 San Antonio, TX @ The Korova
10/14/14 Tulsa, OK @ The Vanguard *
10/15/14 Dallas, TX @ House of Blues *
10/16/14 Austin, TX @ Stubb’s Jr *
10/19/14 Lubbock, TX @ Jake’s Backroom *
* supporting Bear Hands
**Supporting Fitz and The Tantrums

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Still Parade – Beach [TMN PREMIERE]

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A person does not grow from the ground like a vine or a tree, one is not part of a plot of land. Mankind has legs so it can wander.
― Roman Payne, The Wanderess

If the feeling of wanderlust had a playlist associated with it, Still Parade would be one of the artists featured. Their lush soundscapes are delicately orchestrated in a manner that lets your mind wander, freeing your mind of any of the daily minutia, if even just for a few sweet minutes.

As we’ve come to expect from this Dreamfolk outfit, this latest release is once again chilling, to say the least. Carried by clean, simplistic guitar work through the first two minutes, the cinematic quality that we’ve come to love about these guys is still very much in tact. The drawn-out intro focuses mainly on the lead singer, only accentuated by occasional supporting vocal harmonies.

“Beach” comes off their EP Fields, which was digitally released earlier this year via Serve & Volley Records. Now teamed up with Day By Day Records, this beauty, along with the other songs on the EP, will be pressed onto vinyl and up for grabs on September 19th.

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