Tuesday, January 26, 2010

The Peoples' ARTy

Here at TPP we're indebted to you good folks for coming out and supporting the shows. The formula is simple: no people = no shows. So on the news of yet another show sell out (you're spoiling us) we thought we'd give some more back to you beautiful Party People.

The plan is to give you all a little momento of our time spent together. So whenever possible, we're going to team up with a local artist, and create a totally limited edition piece of poster art. These will be given out free of charge, to you wonderful show goers at the end of the night.

Kicking us off this January, the world's finest spandex sourcerer and pigeon hero Jay Forster has created the totally awesome Andrew Bird poster for all you fine boys and gals who were lucky enough to scoop tickets to the show. It looks even more sublime in print, and we truly believe that if you put it on your wall it will forever emanate a delicious glow, reminding us all of our happy times together.

You complete us.

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Thursday, January 21, 2010

OK Go rules KO!

We here at TPP are big fans of the interweb, and we're sure you are too. We'd also be willing to wager that at one point or another during time spent on the internutz, you've for sure come across OK Go. The band that quite literally defined 'viral video' and changed the way that fans, media and the music industry look to the web wide wob. But that's besides the point...

The point is the music. Emotionally charged, accessible, danceable, pop rock that truly connects with the listener.

The point is the shows. Infectious, fun-filled events in the best sense of the word, that has made them touring pals with the likes of Wilco, My Morning Jacket, Death Cab, Snow Patrol and many many more.

The point is we're bringing OK Go (with their songs and their full on fabulous live prowess) to HK for one night only on the 24th February - and we think you should all come see what all the fuss is about!

Join the Facebook event here and click more below for "more".

A few more reasons to love OK Go:

* Their videos are indeed cultural phenomenons -
'A Million Ways' (the one with them dancing in their backyard) was made for USD10, and did something that none of the major label big boys could - inventing a new way for bands to connect with fans. Moreover, the fan-made compilation video that came out as a response is one of the most endearing out there. Google it.
The follow up 'Here It Goes Again' (you know - the treadmill one) is the most succesful viral video ever. Streamed and downloaded a gabillion zillion times, it went on to sell over 4 million copies. It was a #1 iTunes single and video and holds the record for most videos ever sold by any EMI artist. It also earnt them a Grammy award and a cameo on The Simpsons. Which is nice.

* Their albums are really rather good too -
'Uh Oh' produced by Tore Johansson (Franz Ferdinand, The Cardigans) was in the Billboard charts for three years. Their latest album, 'Of The Blue Colour Of The Sky', was just released on January 12th 2010. Produced by Dave Fridmann (MGMT, Flaming Lips) it is their most impressive and self assured record yet. With a catchy Prince inspired sound, the LP is already creating a big buzz amongst fans and critics alike.

* They use their powers for good -
They have a project where they walk around handing burritos to the homeless; They also raised money to buy a house for soul legend Al Johnson (and others who were displaced), so he could move home to New Orleans after Hurricane Katrina; They've contributed numerous opinion editorials for the likes of the New York Times and Uffington Post; and they were actively involved in raising awareness for Obama. Hurrah!

The deets:

The Peoples' Party presents:
+ support
24th February, 2010
Grappas Cellar

Tickets: Adv $300 (incl 1 drink) from Grappas Cellar and White Noise Records from the 27th January (available first to all you good folk at the Andrew Bird show).

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Friday, January 15, 2010

Glassjaw baby, Glassjaw

Hold tight folks whilst TPP goes One Louder on y'all. We've got Long Island's legendary post-hardcore titans Glassjaw in town for their exclusive one-and-only gig in Asia. Sweet.

Support comes from the ten-years-young hardcore, erm, kings: King Ly Chee plus very special guests Chicosci all the way from Manila! These are two of the bands that are flying the flag high for Asian music, and are worth the admission price alone. Factor in, the rarest of opportunities to see Glassjaw - a band that has inspired a gazillion other artists and fans, and we thinks you'd be onto a good thing coming to this show.

Join the Facebook event here.

Advance tickets will go on sale for $150 from White Noise Records from the 22nd January.

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