Here's your mind-blowing factoid for the day:
As the Rockfest countdown clock hits the one-month mark, we've just crossed over 40,000 tickets sold! With a month left until the show and only 15,000 tickets left, we're heading toward our sixth consecutive sell-out!
God damn. That's a lot of people who love rawk.
Considering the gigantic, mind-boggling throngs of humanity that crowd KQRC 98.9's festival each year, that isn't much of a surprise, but in terms of sheer numbers, it's a little shocking, right?
Slutwave prodigy Ke$ha was formerly confined to the dark, stuffy cavern of the Uptown, but no more! Just as Ke$ha has busted free from pants, bras and various other types of things we'd prefer not to envision, the pop tart is busting free from the Uptown and will roam free at the Midland in February. For everyone who wanted to get shitty and see "Tik Tok" live but missed out the first time, there are now more tickets on sale, too.
Oh, Limewire. You were a purveyor of free and completely illegal music to thousands for a shade under a decade. You were responsible for my very first mix CD (Elke's Mixx, represent!) and thousands of hours spent watching Radiohead tracks download. You will be missed as you join Napster and Kazaa in the technology graveyard. Find out why after the jump.
It's one of those when-it-rains-it-pours weekends in Kansas City. There's a few shows going on Friday night -- Bleach Bloodz at the Blarney Stone ought to be a rager -- but Saturday's the night.
(Yes, I am talking about Carrie Underwood at Sprint Center, but also other things, too!)
Well, kids, it's finally here: the epic garage festival, Scion Garage Fest, goes down in Lawrence tomorrow. (Here's what Vice has to say about their partnership with Scion, and the festival they're putting on.) After the festival opened up the guestlist again to squeeze everybody in, you literally have no excuse not to be there.
So, who are you going to see? Will you finish out the night with The Raveonettes, or King Khan and the Shrines? Will you camp out at Liberty Hall, or will you rock out up close and personal in the Jackpot? Ah, the possibilities!
Check out set times after the jump.
Evidently, Cody Simpson is amazing enough to make an entire Liberty junior high shape up when baited with a concert from the "teen sensation," according to the Star. (You'll know his pre-pubescent whine from the song "iYiYi" featuring Flo-Rida.) South Valley Junior High in Liberty, Missouri, won a promotion through KMXV Mix 93.3, and if the kids play their cards right, they'll have Simpson play a concert at their school.
The wave of the future? We think so.
"It's been amazing," said Principal Julie Gawerecki. "They are being extra conscientious this week."
How can we not repost this?
Combined, these musicians brought in over 220 million dollars last year. The question of "why," however, is something that you'll have to figure out for yourself. We'll start with the biggest: Jay-Z, who raked in 63 million dollars last year.
1. Because it's possible that the only reason that Twitter -- the pinnacle of self-expression for self-obsessed people who live in a world they believe is orchestrated like their own personal music video -- was created in the first place was for Kanye West, who may have the largest ego in popular music at the moment. (Besides, ahem, other people who we may have mentioned on here recently.)
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