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Tuesday, May 19, 2009

VH1, Mezzanine Team to "Save the Music"

Posted By on Tue, May 19, 2009 at 12:22 PM

Ghostland Observatory perform at Treasure Island, 2007 - EKAPHOTOGRAPHY
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  • Ghostland Observatory perform at Treasure Island, 2007

This Friday, May 22, Mezzanine plays host to cable channel VH1's Save the Music Foundation concert series, with performances by indie-cred electronica acts Ghostland Observatory and Drop the Lime. The San Francisco performance is part of an ambitious North American tour, which includes innovative, sub-mainstream acts like MRKRFT, Santogold, Tiga, and Major Lazer at various stops.(It's a fair question to ask whether VH1 could also save the music by playing more new videos by underground artists, instead of its nostalgic "I Love the [insert name of decade here]" specials which always seem to be on, but whatever.)

According to the official PR, "The events will feature a memorable stage and lighting experience that complements the overall theme of the tour. Designed by multimedia environment company, Moment Factory, an old-school boom box will illuminate the room and serve as a backdrop for performing music acts. Adding to the visual appeal, renowned illustrators and designers have produced limited edition posters and silk-screen t-shirt designs to create an experience that lives on with attendees long after the event." In addition, proceeds benefit the Save the Music Foundation, which presents music education programs in America's public schools. Tickets are available here.

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