Interview by Gene Aaron. Taken on May 10, 2022. Seattle, WA – Riga, Latvia.
JSA Europe / Stage Company specializes in stage setup and construction for live events and managing the production of live music concerts and festivals. It has been well known in Eastern Europe since its foundation in 1996 in Moscow, Russia. In 2014 JSA closed its Russian operation for political reasons and moved its headquarters to Riga, Latvia and since then focused on Baltic States and Ukrainian markets.
In its 25 plus years of history, JSA worked with the world-renowned artists, such as Michael Jackson, Jean Michel Jarre, Paul McCartney, Rolling Stones, KISS, Korn, Madonna, Roger Waters, Joe Cocker, Ozzy Osbourne, Rammstein, George Michael, Julio Iglesias, Metallica, Montserrat Caballe, Muse, Liza Minnelli, Whitesnake, and many others.
JSA participated in the production of Eurovision-2009 in Russia and Eurovision-2017 in Ukraine (in the sector of the VIP Hospitality Area).
In 2015 Community of professionals by IQ Magazine included JSA in the list of the world’s Top 100 production companies as a company in the Top 10 in the category of Staging & Rigging.
Central Park Angels Inc. DBA You Are The Angel is honored to announce a special multi-state fundraiser Compassion with Fashion: Rise with Ukraine, which will be held on May 19, 2022 in New York NY, Seattle WA, Fremont CA, and Scottsdale AZ. The proceeds from this fundraiser will directly benefit the people of Ukraine.
Compassion With Fashion: Rise With Ukraine will feature a fashion show of traditional Ukrainian clothing and jewelry, talent performances, art exhibitions, silent auctions and live auctions in selected cities. Ukrainian Traditional Fashion is provided by 2KOLYORY brand and headpieces are designed by Cossack Cowgirl. The event in NYC is organized with the support from The Ukrainian Museum and will be hosted by Miss America 2013 and Miss New York City 2012, Mallory Hagan. The Seattle event is supported by the UAWS - Ukrainian Association of Washington State
Following its hit video Tomorrow's Rain, Israel power house Oceans on Orion released a new smashing single LOVE on March 31, 2022. This new video is the energetic follow-up work as a part of the Oceans on Orion's upcoming debut album.
Mixing modern metal with pop influences LOVE explores how our relationships force us to wear masks and the consequences of taking them off. The song's dynamic vocal performance features soaring clean melodies, deep growls and three part harmonies. A nostalgic bow to late 2000's emo reinterpreted in today's modern metal aesthetic.
On March 8, 2022, Fisher Brothers and the Human Tribe released a new single - HOW MUCH HOW MANY HOW LONG.
Inspired by PETE SEEGER, and the blues-rich Mississippi Delta, the song reminds us of the importance of passing the torch on to our children, as they will inherit the
world we give them.
Roger wants the world to stand and give voice to the power that will rid us of the shadows of Darkness that would destroy us.
Metal veterans Salem’s Childe are hitting the national live stage as direct support for Doyle on all US dates of their “Abominate the World As We Die” world tour. The tour kicks off on March 4th in New Bedford, MA, and ends on April 10th in S Burlington, VT. Tickets and complete tour info are available at: www.salemschilde.thestormworks.com/tour.html
This is the powerful launch for Salem’s Childe following their debut release of the full-length album "The Sin That Saves You” through partnership with Pavement Entertainment.
Rock band PLUSH premieres its brand new single and video for “Better Off Alone,” a track from their self-titled debut album. This song follows the previous single “Hate,” which hit number 24 on the Billboard Mainstream Rock Chart and camped out there for a total of 17 weeks straight. “Better Off Alone” is charged with energy and is a song of empowerment. It’s the kind of rock that resonates with listeners of all ages and has an unforgettable chorus.
Remarkable events in the field of CD publishing in Russia (especially Events with a capital E and not only in Russia) have been rarities for a long time. It seems like just the mere fact of a CD release would be considered as a major event there… Especially if this is a CD under the name of Anton Garcia, the guitarist and vocalist of the former leader of Moscow technothrash band Shah, which is a serious collection of classic progressive rock numbers and far more than just an ordinary CD release. Still Hopeless Time is not a cult album at all in the common sense of the term.
Oceans on Orion, modern metal band from Israel, released Tomorrow's Rain video on the 7th of January. They're kicking off the countdown to their debut album release with a music video shot by the Dead Sea.
Tomorrow’s rain offers a promise and demands a price. The bittersweet end of a relationship, in the pursuit of something bigger. It’s an anthem for what the future holds, the promise of rain in the driest of places. Filmed at the dead sea, the video offers a haunting unearthly view. The band hovers like ghosts over saline, dead water, confronting their own reflections, calling for tomorrow’s rain.
Interview by Vsevolod Baronin
Taken on 06/27/2019. Originally published in Russian by Soyuz Records Publication.
Guitar virtuoso Joe Satriani is not one of those characters of the world rock scene who make bold statements and put on the eccentric shows — he just works hard, endowing humanity with not only excellent instrumental albums, but also entertaining fun concerts as part of the guitar super project G3, and sometimes G4... But the musician's next marketing ploy cannot be called trivial — demo recordings of the truly legendary 80s pop-rock trio Squares has finally become available to a wide audience in the form of the album Squares — Best Of The Early 80's Demos, where the future star played in 1979–1981... Hearing something yet unheard of, there was no way to shirk the opportunity to talk to Joe.
The International Ballet Theatre returns after almost two years! Along with their annual production of The Nutcracker, their production for children of Alice In Wonderland will also be making a return. To end this stunning 20th Anniversary Season, the Best of IBT performances will feature IBA and IBT Alumni, along with international guest stars!
Join the International Ballet Theatre for their decades-old Christmas tradition. IBT’s Nutcracker has become a family event to remember with vibrant costumes and brilliant sets.
Written by Nikki Barron, The Crocodile, Seattle
The Crocodile, a historic live music club reopened to the public on December 1st, 2021, after being closed for a year. It is now much more than just a music venue; it is a new multi-venue entertainment complex. The Crocodile now offers a 750 capacity showroom, 300 capacity venue, 100 seat comedy club and movie theater, a daytime cafe, an alley restaurant bar, and 17 room hotel in the 1954 Sailors Union of the Pacific building, formerly El Gaucho, located at First and Wall Street opening to the public December 1st, 2021. The Crocodile opening night featured Mega64 gaming show, which creates sketches that took game concepts awkwardly into reality and MBnel - a Filipino American artist from Stockton, California, who raps about his streetwise upbringing and rags-to-riches journey.
Interview with the designer David Tupaz at the couture installation "Fashion Retrospective" at the Art Institute of Seattle.
David Tupaz is an artist and a fashion "couture" designer. The only established designer in Nevada. Representing Las Vegas in every major Fashion week in the country. He is a regular on the red carpet, dressing celebrities, and movie stars during award seasons. He is the founder of the "Las Vegas Fashion Design Council," a non-profit that mentors local designers, creative youth, students, artists, and others.
The Tacoma Guitar & Drum Festival at the Tacoma Dome is the biggest guitar event and the largest gathering of the musician community in the Pacific Northwest. We met there with a special guest Paul Reed Smith – a founder and owner of PRS Guitars, a modern guitar legend.
Modern because PRS Guitars is a newer name compared to other sharks of the guitar world, like Gibson, Fender, Rickenbacker, and others. We talked about music industry, guitar making, and branding because PRS has become a big worldwide brand in the last few decades.
Exclusive interview by Vsevolod Baronin with Royal Hunt leader, André Andersen
Taken on 12/10/2020, Moscow, Russia. Originally published in Russian.
There is a serious suspicion that Dystopia — Part I, the fifteenth studio album by Royal Hunt, an international act from Copenhagen, released in December 2020, went relatively unnoticed, not only because of the newfangled contempt of listeners for the physical media (records and CD’s), but mainly due to socio-economic perturbations around the fancy coronavirus pandemic.