Eikon: Elle King and Paul Cauthen Live in St. Pete

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Photos by Miranda Jayne

Elle King baptized downtown St. Petersburg, Florida with her Ministry Tour last Saturday. Joined by Paul Cauthen, she performed songs from her debut album Love Stuff and entertained the crowd with stories about breakups, mean girls, and demons (yes, actual demons). The ordained minister even performed a vow renewal onstage.

Formerly part of the band Sons and Fathers, Cauthen released his first solo album only a month ago. With a voice that’s a dead ringer for Johnny Cash, he has already been praised by Rolling Stone as a promising new voice in country music.

Check out a gallery of the dynamic duo’s performances under the cut.

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Eikon: The Fest 15, Gainesville Rock City

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The Fest is not just a concert, The Fest is a community.

When I first came to Gainesville, Florida five years ago for school, I never imagined this little town could play host to the biggest family reunion the world has ever seen. Every year, more than 350 bands and thousands of fans descend on the city for three PBR fueled days of music, friendship, comedy, and even wrestling.

Fest is a place where the person next to you in the pit automatically becomes your best friend. It’s a place where you can discover your new favorite band and have a beer with them right after their set. I’ve never felt more comfortable and connected to those around me at a show than I do when I step into a Fest venue, and it’s an experience I recommend to any wayward music fan looking for a place to belong.

I had the absolute pleasure of being part of the team documenting this year’s Fest-ivities and was able to work alongside bands and fans who had come from all over the world to take part. Here are just a few of my favorite moments from the best 3 days of the year.

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Music Midtown: Summer’s Not Over Yet

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If you’re just not ready to wake up and smell the freshly sharpened pencils of a new school year, there’s one more way to hold onto the summer. Atlanta’s Music Midtown may be one of the final fests of the season, but it boasts a lineup so incredible you’re sure to forget all about decorating your dorm room.

If seeing Joe Jonas’ infectiously catchy band DNCE on the same stage as emo pop heroes Twenty One Pilots isn’t enough to knock you out of your back to school blues, the lure of catching the ever elusive The Killers should seal the deal. The festival will also host Euterpe faves, Kesha, Alabama Shakes, Chvrches, and The Coathangers.

We hope to rock out with all of you under the shadow of the Atlanta skyline next month! For more information, visit musicmidtown.com.

Music is in the Air in Austria

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The first year of the Summerville festival will open its doors at the Ottakringer Arena down in Wiesen, Austria. The festival takes places on the 12th and 13th of August and is open to everyone of all ages. There will be a variety of activities including workshops, readings, art, acoustic gigs, as well as performances from Damien Rice, Milky Chance, The Cinematic Orchestra, Sohn, and many more. It will be a weekend you don’t want to miss! For more information check out summerville.at.

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Eikon: I’m a Sloth Live in Vienna

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Photos by Sandra Braverman

I’m a Sloth are a Viennese punk rock band that were founded in 2009, with Bernhard Drexler on the guitar/vocals, Flora Ska on the bass/vocals, and Andreas Kuzmits on the drums.

On the 9th of July, I had the chance to photograph their gig at Fluc. The energy that the band brought was excellent and the audience was very engaged throughout the whole set, singing along to song covers from The White Stripes, Nirvana, and many more, along with some original pieces.  If you ever find yourself in Vienna, I would highly recommend catching one of their shows if given the chance!

 

Free Concert Tickets? Yes, Please.

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You could have free concert tickets waiting for you in your Ticketmaster account due to a lawsuit filed against the company “claiming that Ticketmaster’s Order Processing Fees and UPS Expedited Delivery Prices of tickets are excessive and deceptive.” Vouchers also include a $2.25 ticket discount and a $5 discount on UPS delivery.

The vouchers are accessible by customers who bought tickets between 1999 and 2013. Check your account to see if you qualify.

A list of eligible concerts was made available today, including shows featuring Blink-182, Panic! At the Disco, and Brand New.

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