The Beatles Mobile Pop-Up Shops To Hit The Road In New York And Los Angeles Next Tuesday, November 13
Custom Double-Decker Buses Celebrate Tuesday’s 180-Gram Vinyl Release of The Beatles’ GRAMMY-Winning Remastered Studio Albums in Stereo
Deluxe Vinyl Box Sets, Individual LPs, CDs, DVDs, Blu-rays, and Merch Items Available for Purchase on The Beatles Bus; Exclusive T-shirt Offered with Minimum Purchase While Supplies Last
Beatles Vinyl Listening Sessions Planned at High-End Audio Stores in Several U.S. Cities
HOLLYWOOD, Calif., Nov. 9, 2012 /PRNewswire/ — Next Tuesday, November 13, in an innovative one-day-only promotion, mobile Beatles pop-up shops in the form of customized double-decker buses will hit the streets of New York and Los Angeles, making several stops in each city throughout the day. The mobile shops will be deployed to celebrate Tuesday’s hotly anticipated 180-gram vinyl LP release of The Beatles’ GRAMMY-winning remastered studio albums in stereo.
In addition to the 14 vinyl LPs, available individually or collected in a deluxe boxed edition with a stunning, elegantly designed 252-page hardbound book, the mobile pop-up shops will offer The Beatles’ acclaimed remastered studio album CDs in stereo and mono, as well as DVDs and Blu-rays for this year’s beautifully restored Magical Mystery Tour and Yellow Submarine feature films, and several Beatles merch items. In each city, a special Beatles t-shirt (one unique to New York and another to Los Angeles) will be available exclusively on the bus with minimum purchase, while supplies last.
The Beatles’ mobile pop-up shops will make stops next Tuesday, November 13 at the following confirmed locations:
New York :
* Midtown (9:30am – 11am): Seventh Avenue, between 49th Street and 50th Street
* SoHo (12pm – 1:30pm): Broadway, between Prince Street and Spring Street
* Wall Street (2:30pm – 4pm): Broadway, between Cortlandt Street and Liberty Street
Los Angeles :
* Hollywood (9:30am – 11am): Capitol Records, 1750 North Vine Street
* Santa Monica (12pm – 1:30pm): 1324 5th Street at Arizona Avenue (ICE at Santa Monica ice skating rink)
* Downtown (2:30pm – 4pm): L.A. Live (at Olympic Boulevard and South Figueroa Street)
Manufactured on 180-gram, audiophile quality vinyl with replicated artwork, the 14 albums return to their original glory with details including the poster in The Beatles (The White Album), the Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Heart Club Band‘s cutouts, and special inner bags for some of the titles. The 252-page hardbound book, exclusive to the boxed edition, is authored by award-winning radio producer Kevin Howlett and features a dedicated chapter for each of the albums, as well as insight into the creation of the remasters and how the vinyl albums were prepared. The 12″x12″ book showcases a wealth of photographs spanning The Beatles’ recording career, including many images which were not included in the 2009 CD booklets.
The titles include The Beatles’ 12 original UK albums, first released between 1963 and 1970, the US-originated Magical Mystery Tour, now part of the group’s core catalogue, and Past Masters, Volumes One & Two, featuring non-album A-sides and B-sides, EP tracks and rarities. With this release, The Beatles’ first four albums make their North American stereo vinyl debuts. In 2013, the remastered albums will make their mono vinyl debuts.
In September, 2009, The Beatles’ remastered albums on CD graced charts around the world. Seventeen million album sales within seven months was resounding evidence of the timeless relevance of their legacy. In 2010, the albums debuted digitally, exclusively on iTunes. Through five decades, in every format, the music of The Beatles has captivated generation upon generation.
For producer Rick Rubin, surveying The Beatles’ recorded achievements is akin to witnessing a miracle. “If we look at it by today’s standards, whoever the most popular bands in the world are, they will typically put out an album every four years,” Rubin said in a 2009 radio series interview. “So, let’s say two albums as an eight year cycle. And think of the growth or change between those two albums. The idea that The Beatles made thirteen albums in seven years and went through that arc of change… it can’t be done. Truthfully, I think of it as proof of God, because it’s beyond man’s ability.”
Beginning November 19 and continuing into December, high-end audio retailers in several U.S. cities will host listening events for The Beatles’ stereo vinyl remasters. Each retailer will present the new Beatles vinyl on completely hand-made British hifi systems, with demonstrations of audible improvements in the new vinyl on a variety of turntables and associated equipment. Confirmed locations include:
San Francisco: 7pm, Monday, Nov. 19 – AUDIO VISION SF (1603 Pine St., San Francisco, CA 94109)
Los Angeles: 5pm, Tuesday, Nov. 20 – AHEAD STEREO (7428 Beverly Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90036)
Atlanta: 7pm, Monday, Nov. 26 – AUDIO ALTERNATIVE (895 Indian Trail Rd., Ste. 15, Lilburn, GA 30047)
Dallas: 6pm, Tuesday, Nov. 27 – AUDIO CONCEPTS (11661 Preston Rd., Ste. 280, Dallas, TX 75230)
Austin: 7pm, Wednesday, Nov. 28 – WHETSTONE AUDIO (2401 East 6th St., #1001, Austin, TX 78702)
Chicago: 6pm, Monday, Dec. 3 – PRO MUSICA (2236 North Clark St., Chicago, IL 60614)
Boston: 6pm, Tuesday, Dec. 4 – GOODWIN’S HIGH END (899 Main St., Waltham, MA 02451)
New York: 7pm, Wednesday, Dec. 5 – IN LIVING STEREO (2 Great Jones St., New York, NY 10012)
Philadelphia: 7pm, Thursday, Dec. 6 – COMMUNITY AUDIO (8020 Germantown Ave., Philadelphia, PA 19118)
Washington, DC: 6pm, Friday, Dec. 7 – IQ HOME ENTERTAINMENT (10890 Fairfax Blvd., Fairfax, VA 22030)
SOURCE Apple Corps Ltd./EMI
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Ceremony Slated for November 20, 2012 with Induction Speech by a Special Guest
WESTLAKE VILLAGE, Calif., Nov. 8, 2012 /PRNewswire/ — Guitar Center is proud to announce the upcoming induction of renowned rock legends Rush, into the retailer’s historic RockWalk. The exclusive, invite only induction ceremony is set to take place on Tuesday, Nov. 20, at Noon at Guitar Center’s Hollywood location on Sunset Boulevard. A special guest speaker will open the event by reflecting upon Rush’s musical impact and welcoming the band to the stage.
“We are very pleased to have been chosen by our peers and fellow musicians for induction in Guitar Center’s Rock Walk,” said Rush’s Geddy Lee. “It is an honor to have our names added to this illustrious list of great and highly talented musicians.”
“Not only is Rush extraordinary as a band, but each member is incredibly talented in their own right,” said Dave Weiderman, Chairman of Guitar Center’s RockWalk. “With nearly thirty years together, this group has consistently delivered skilled musicianship, experimental-drive and stylistically diverse rock to music fans worldwide. In short – Rush is long-deserving of being honored by Guitar Center’s RockWalk.”
Guitar Center’s RockWalk is dedicated to honoring those artists who have made a significant impact and lasting contribution to the growth and evolution of Rock ‘n’ Roll, Blues and R&B. As the newest RockWalk inductees, Rush’s handprints will reside alongside the handprints, signatures, and faces of other equally accomplished musicians and innovators such as Eric Clapton , George Martin, Jimmy Page, Iron Maiden, Carlos Santana, Johnny Cash, Van Halen, AC/DC, Aerosmith, Marvin Gaye, James Brown, B.B. King, Stevie Wonder, Run-D.M.C. and Queen, among numerous others.
About Guitar Center’s RockWalk
Guitar Center’s RockWalk became a reality on November 13, 1985 with inaugural inductions including Stevie Wonder, Eddie Van Halen, Creator of the Gibson Les Paul guitar Ted McCarty, Martin Guitar founder C.F. Martin III, Marshall Amplifier creator Jim Marshall. At last, the Rock ‘n Roll world could claim for itself an institution every bit as compelling as Mann’s Chinese Theatre, and the Hollywood Walk of Fame.
Located at Guitar Center’s Hollywood location on Sunset Boulevard, all Guitar Center RockWalk inductees are chosen solely by past honorees. In this way, inductees are chosen by real “music authorities,” those who would best be able to gauge his or her contribution to music history.
As the world’s largest retailer of musical instruments, Guitar Center is dedicated to supporting the global music community and providing musicians with opportunities to get their music heard. Guitar Center’s musicianship programs include the award winning music television series Guitar Center Sessions, the weekly radio show Connections Made By Guitar Center , and the acclaimed podcast series At: Guitar Center with Nic Harcourt as well as various competition based programs such as Guitar Center Presents Your Next Record , Guitar Center Singer-Songwriter , Guitar Center Drum Off , Guitar Center On-Stage and Guitar Center’s Battle of the Blues .
With more than 40 million records sold worldwide and countless sold-out tours, Rush – Geddy Lee, Alex Lifeson, and Neil Peart – is not only one of the most inventive and compelling groups in rock history, but remains one of the most popular. The RIAA has certified Rush for the third most consecutive gold/platinum studio albums by a rock band, topped only by the Beatles and the Rolling Stones. Rush’s vast catalog includes such classics as 1974′s self-titled debut, 1976′s “2112,” 1981′s “MOVING PICTURES,” 1996′s “TEST FOR ECHO,” and 2002′s “VAPOR TRAILS.” Rush released their 20th studio album, “CLOCKWORK ANGELS,” on June 12 via Anthem/Roadrunner Records. The highly anticipated collection marks their first studio recording since 2007′s “SNAKES & ARROWS,” and debuted at #1 in Canada and #2 on the Billboard 200, matching the highest chart debut of the band’s career. In addition to their commercial success, Rush has also been recognized with a number of Juno Awards and multiple Grammy nominations, including one earlier this year for the acclaimed documentary “Rush: Beyond The Lighted Stage.” Enjoying a recent pop culture renaissance, Rush made a rare television appearance – their first in over 30 years – on Comedy Central’s “The Colbert Report” and a memorable cameo in the film “I Love You, Man.” Most recently, Rush has been nominated for induction into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 2013. A career-chronicling Rolling Stone feature summed up the renowned rock trio’s continuing artistic vitality by observing, “It’s true that Rush doesn’t mean today what it did in ’76 or even ’96. It may mean more.” For more information please visit www.rush.com.
About Guitar Center
Guitar Center is the world’s largest retailer of guitars, amplifiers, drums, keyboards and pro-audio and recording equipment. Our retail store subsidiary presently operates 238 Guitar Center stores across the U.S. We are also the largest direct response retailer of musical instruments in the United States through our wholly owned subsidiary, Musician’s Friend, Inc., and its catalog and Web site, www.musiciansfriend.com. In addition, our Music & Arts division operates more than 100 stores specializing in band instruments for sale and rental, serving teachers, band directors, college professors and students. More information on Guitar Center can be found by visiting the Company’s Web site at www.guitarcenter.com.
SOURCE Guitar Center
Web Site: http://www.rockwalk.com
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Model quickly and easily connects to the most popular smartphones, tablets and laptops.
Buena Park, CA (PRWEB) August 31, 2012
Yamaha Corporation of America, AV Division, today announced its PDX-B11 portable Bluetooth speaker system that offers powerful audio playback from a wide array of sources, such as compatible music players, smartphones, tablets and laptops. Available in black and gray colors, the PDX-B11 has a striking and rugged octagonal design with a perforated steel grille and a “grab-and-go” chrome handle for quick transport. It is powered by an included AC adapter or from batteries, offering up to 8 hours of continuous use. The PDX-B11 will be available from authorized Yamaha dealers in November for an MSRP of $179.95.
“The PDX-B11 delivers an amazingly big sound and its rugged style is equally at home in a dorm room, a backyard or at a tailgate party,” said Tom Sumner, senior vice-president, Yamaha Corporation of America. “Bluetooth music streaming is now a common feature in smartphones and many other devices; the PDX-B11 makes it easier than ever to share music.”
The PDX-B11’s auto-pairing mode provides timesaving convenience and quick wireless connections to Bluetooth devices. The speaker remembers connected devices for future use and new devices can be connected by pushing the PDX-B11’s “refresh” button to reactivate auto-pairing. Connected devices can control the PDX-B11’s volume levels remotely. The PDX-B11 will power off automatically after a period of time – either when the music stops playing, or when portable devices are disconnected.
The PDX-B11 provides full-bodied music playback via an exceptionally powerful woofer that drives extremely accurate, kicking bass and stunning midrange. A separate tweeter provides crystal clear high frequencies.
The PDX-B11 also can be connected to non-Bluetooth-enabled PCs, Macs or other digital audio players via a mini jack (3.5mm) on the back of the speaker.
For more information, write Yamaha Corporation of America, AV Division, P.O. Box 6660, Buena Park, CA 90620; call (714) 522-9105 or visit http://4wrd.it/PDX-B11.
Yamaha Corporation of America (YCA) is one of the largest subsidiaries of Yamaha Corporation, Japan and offers a full line of award-winning musical instruments, sound reinforcement and home entertainment products to the U.S. market. Products include: Yamaha acoustic, digital and hybrid pianos, portable keyboards, guitars, acoustic and electronic drums, band and orchestral instruments, marching percussion products, synthesizers, professional digital and analog audio equipment, Steinberg recording products and Nexo commercial audio products, as well as AV receivers, amplifiers, Blu-ray/CD players, iPod docking systems, earphones, headphones, home-theater-in-a-box systems, sound bars and its exclusive line of Digital Sound Projectors. YCA markets innovative, finely crafted technology and entertainment products and musical instruments targeted to the hobbyist, education, worship, professional music, installation and consumer markets.
Categories: Android, Electronics Tags: audio, bass, Bluetooth, digital, electronic drums, guitars, keyboards, laptops, midrange, music players, PDX-B11, pianos, playback, smartphones, speakers, tablets, tweeter, woofer, Yamaha
It seems that in today’s wild wired world of smartphones and tablets, there’s an app for almost everything, and connecting to your favorite internet radio station is no exception. TBird’s Radio Network would like to share with you our absolute favorite apps for doing just that.
While I’m sure some of you may already know about these apps, others may not. They have been around for awhile but we really havn’t visited the topic or blogged about it all that much. Today, we solve that and list our two favorites.
First, there’s the Live365 app for Android. There was a time when you had to be a Live365 VIP to utilize their smartphone app, this is no longer true. Keep in mind you’ll still get the occasional ad upon connecting, but you’ll be enjoying your favorite station in no time.
To avoid the ads completely, simply become a Live365 VIP by clicking here. Becoming a Live365 VIP not only helps eliminate ads, it helps us hold down our broadcasting costs, which is always a good thing!
You can read the complete description and see screenshots on the Android Market by clicking here.
Click this link to watch the video: Live365 Free Internet Radio App for Android
Last but not least, is the TuneIn Radio app, also available on the Android Market. While TuneIn Radio also sports a pro version of the app for only $0.99, the focus today is on the free version.
The newest version of TuneIn (5.3) includes Car Mode, which lets you listen to your favorite music, sports and news simply by speaking a command into your Android phone or tablet.
You can read the complete description and see screenshots on the Android Market by clicking here.
Click this link to watch the video: Introducing TuneIn Car Mode for Android
Both apps are complete gems and completely free. Download them today and plug in your headphones. You’ll be pleasantly surprised.
Once installed, you can tune us in by simply opening up the app, clicking on the search function, and typing in the first five letters of our name, tbird. Once you’ve located us and began listening, make our station a preset for easy push button access the next time around. Enjoy!