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Shocking but true, the surviving Monkees are having a 12-date US tour starting in November! This marks the first time that Micky Dolenz, Michael Nesmith and Peter Tork have played together since 1997. It is just a shame that Davy Jones can’t be a part of the tour, but he will be remembered in the show’s multimedia content.

The tour dates are as follows:

  • 11/8 Escondido, CA – California Center for the Arts
  • 11/9 Santa Barbara, CA – The Arlington Theatre
  • 11/10 Los Angeles, CA – Greek Theatre
  • 11/11 Cupertino, CA – Flint Center for the Performing Arts
  • 11/15 Minneapolis, MN – State Theatre
  • 11/16 Chicago, IL – The Chicago Theatre
  • 11/17 Cleveland, OH – Lakewood Civic Auditorium
  • 11/18 Buffalo, NY – The Center For The Arts
  • 11/29 Philadelphia, PA – Keswick Theatre
  • 11/30 New Brunswick, NJ – State Theatre Regional Arts Center
  • 12/1 Huntington, NY – The Paramount
  • 12/2 New York, NY – The Beacon Theatre

Is the tour coming through your hood? Will you be heading out and singing your favorites with the Monkees?

Posted on August 10th, 2012 by ThePit | Leave a Comment
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We’ve gone over some pretty cool gift ideas over the past month as we countdown to the Holidays (and celebrate ones at the moment).  Gift ideas included tickets to live events (like concerts, plays, and music festivals), classic television show DVD box sets, karaoke machines (for your party loving friends), guitar lessons, cooking classes, and awesome t-shirts (I get at least one of these for most people).

But what do you give the music lover that is an aspiring DJ? How about the pioneer cdj400k.  The pioneer cdj400k is a stylist piece of DJ equipment that is an absoltue must have for anyone that wants to get in the game. It has really good scratching capability along with PC software compatibility and excellent MIDI control. Other features include Digital Looping Function, Loop Divide, Digital Jog Break, Tempo Control with four modes, Cue and Loop Points, Jog Indicator, Digital Output, and Resume Function.

Along with the pioneer cdj400k, every good DJ needs a great set of speakers and amps. Other fun gifts for aspiring DJs could include the 64 gig Ipod Touch, which has more than enough room to store all of the music they might have and be able to take it on the go easily.

Posted on December 8th, 2010 by admin | Comments Off on Geektastic Wishlist: DJ Equipment
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Now that Thanksgiving is officially over and my stomach is filled with turkey, mashed potatoes, green beans, and pie (and will continued to be filled over the next week plus with leftovers) it is time to get back to work. In honor of Cyber Monday, we’re going to kick off our regular Geektastic Wishlist and a countdown to the Holidays.

First up today? One of the best ways to get a party started and get people off their feet, a karaoke machine.  It makes a great gift to music geeks and those friends that love throwing parties and the others that love to be the life of the party.

The thing about karaoke machines is that in addition to the machine, you should think about what your friends like in terms of music and get them the special karaoke music that matches the songs they love. For music to be perfect for karaoke, it needs to just be the background instruments along with the video with the words of the song. I recently when to a party that had a band doing live karaoke, but they didn’t have the song lyrics on a screen. Trying to read the lyrics off a sheet of paper was painful while trying to sing to the crowd.

In addition to buying music for karaoke, there are also a lot of songs online for free download. You can really beef up a library of music geared towards your friend to give them with the machine. Trust me, it makes a rockin’ gift.

Posted on November 28th, 2010 by ThePit | Leave a Comment (1)
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This is a Sponsored Post written by me on behalf of Haagen Dazs. All opinions are 100% mine.

I am passionate about so many thing, movies, television, comics, and music, to name a few. Out of those, more recently I’ve been intrigued by music. I never noticed that it constantly plays a role in my life and certain songs bring back memories that were long forgotten. One of the many songs that sticks with me is the song that was playing when my bridal party was introduced at my wedding. That song, which I will not name here in an attempt to not get too personal (…and not just because it is a guilty pleasure), kicked off what was easily one of the best nights of my life. We all have these musical moments that stick with us throughout our lives.

This brings me to a pretty cool webseries, Passion Profiles, presented by Haagen-Dazs. The series is a talk-show hosted by ET Canada’s Cheryl Hickey and takes you into the lives of Canada’s most entertaining personalities. The show takes an in-depth and rare look at the passions of musicians, designers, and chefs from throughout Canada. On the September 8th, 2010 episode of Passion Profiles, musician Jann Arden will be featured.

Do you have a passion for music? Are you interested in learning about the passions of some of Canada’s stars? Than you should take a look at Passion Profiles and don’t forget to also visit www.passionfiles.ca. In the comments I wanna hear about your passions! And are there any songs that have defined moments in your life? Post below!

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Posted on September 2nd, 2010 by ThePit | Leave a Comment
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This post is brought to you by your friends at Musicianspage.com.

I don’t talk about or look at music as much as I’d like to. While I’m a film expert, I can honestly say that I don’t know that much about music. I enjoy listening to all times of music, but I couldn’t tell you anything about it. Earlier this week I got to take a look at the Musicians Page.

The website is a place made specially for music lovers, musicians, music teachers, and bands. If you are into music and you;d like to make it your career or if you are on the search for musical representation, than you might want to head over to the Musicians Page.

The Musicians Page is a worldwide network and a community of musicians that lets people communicate and learn from each other, compare musical instruments, post available jobs, announce upcoming gigs, buy musical instruments, and so much more! The website spotlights audio, sheet music, and music videos, while letting artists promote themselves on their forum and in their marketplace. If you are interested in music, the Musicians Page might be the place for you.

Posted on July 11th, 2010 by admin | Leave a Comment
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Better late than never?  Happy Monday!

  • The makers of the new Godfather video game have been thinking outside of the box, that is for sure. What do you do when you get some mixed reviews? Send the journalists a promo item that could get them arrested! (Yahoo)
  • We might still be two weeks away from the new Wolverine movie, but it’s never too early to get into the spirit. Who are Wolverine’s Top 10 Villains? (Marvel)
  • David Cook’s new music video is backwards… and it is pretty cool. (Yahoo)
  • The Twilight sequel New Moon adds 15 fresh faces to the cast. (EW)
  • The first episode of the all new animated series Sit Down, Shut Up is up online. The series mixes animated characters with live action locations to create a really cool/original look. The voice cast includes Arrested Developement and SNL vets. (Hulu)
  • Watch Chuck tonight at 8pm on NBC! Don’t let one of the best shows on TV get canceled.

Some really cool things have been happening this past week. Continue reading to have your brain stimulated (or something like that).

  • Dean Cain to star in Kingdom Come? Yeah, sadly he will not be Superman and it is not an adaptation of one of the greatest graphic novels of all time. (Variety)
  • Sir Paul McCartney is trying to release a “lost” Beatles track! The piece is a 14-minute experimental song that features distorted electric guitars, discordant sound effects, a church organ, and McCartney and John Lennon shout random phrases in a completely improvised style. (CNN)
  • Yes! Yes! Yes! Sister Act is finally coming to the stage!  Whoopi Goldberg will be producing the film to stage adaptation in London, and we can only hope that it will journey to the states.  (NY Times)
  • Ever wonder what films inspired your favorite stars? (NY Post)
  • This just might be the… Best. Story. Ever. (CNN)
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