This Halloween weekend, one of the craziest costume parties in the country will be at the Fairplex in Pomona, California for HARD Day of the Dead. Some of the most popular DJs and electronic acts in the world will celebrate Dia de los Muertos with two days of dance music on five stages.
We are very excited to congratulate Scotland's Young Fathers for winning the 2014 Mercury Prize for their album Dead! The Barclaycard Mercury Prize is a prestigious award that celebrates the best in British and Irish music. Other nominees shortlisted for this year's prize included Damon Albarn, FKA Twigs, Kate Tempest and Bombay Bicycle Club. Watch Young Fathers' video for "Get Up," the song they performed at the award ceremony.
Each October, venues throughout Brooklyn and Manhattan host the brightest new talent in the world for the CMJ Music Marathon. The event takes place Tuesday, October 21st through Saturday, October 25th, and The Windish Agency is proud to bring two official showcases to CMJ this year. Click 'Read More' for details on our events at Piano's and Brooklyn Bowl.
For the second year in a row, the Austin City Limits Music Festival will take over Zilker Park for two consecutive three-day weekends. Since 2002, the festival has brought the best in rock, folk, country and electronic music to central Texas, and with both weekends already sold out, 2014 promises to be the festival's biggest event to date.
The annual Arts Midwest conference will bring music business professionals from across the Midwestern region of the United States to its flagship city of Minneapolis from September 17-20. Agent Alex Rabens will be representing The Windish Agency at the conference this year along with Karl Morse, presenting 2015/2016 roster highlights Jose Gonzalez, Max Richter, Neneh Cherry, Nils Frahm, Yuna and more. If you'll be attending the conference this year, stop by booth #721 at the Hilton Minneapolis to talk shop with these two booking gurus.
Celebrating its 10-year anniversary in Chicago this weekend, Riot Fest will return to Humboldt Park for three days of punk, metal, emo, rock and roll and carnival rides, along with its usual array of oddities and surprises. With multiple veteran acts performing classic albums, this year's festival anticipates its biggest turnout yet.
Since 1992, the Mercury Prize has been celebrating the best albums in British music. The Windish Agency is proud to represent past winners (including The xx and Alt-J), as well as these four artists announced today for the 2014 shortlist: East India Youth, Jungle, Kate Tempest and Nick Mulvey. Congratulations to the nominees! The winner will be announced October 29th.
Brisbane's BIGSOUND Conference brings music business professionals from around the world to Australia for three days of the most forward-thinking keynotes and panels in the industry. Tom Windish will represent The Windish Agency at the sold out event this year, speaking on two panels: 'Why Agents and Bookers Do the Best A&R' on Wednesday and 'Surfin' USA' on Thursday.
Representing The Windish Agency at The Western Arts Alliance Conference 2014 in Seattle, agent Todd Walker will be speaking on the panel, "Making Artistic Cents V: I Thought We Had a Deal" at the Union Street Tower on Thursday, September 4th. Other agents attending the conference this year include Amy Davidman and Alex Rabens, who will all be at the Windish booth throughout the week.