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June 20, 2017

“FEAR AND LOATHING IN LAS VEGAS”

by Rubén Sánchez

In the 1998 Terry Gilliam movie, Fear and Loathing In Las Vegas, based on Hunter S. Thompson’s book, Johnny Depp and Benecio Del Toro apparently embark on an exploration of Las Vegas while under the influence of an inventory of psychoactive drugs. Sanchez says those familiar with the film will find the connection here obvious. Painted on Las Vegas Blvd. at Fremont St. in 2015 for Las Vegas’ annual Life Is Beautiful Festival the mural begs interesting questions about the juxtaposition of themes—movie and festival—although given the superficiality of beauty sometimes associated with Sin City maybe this makes complete sense. In any case the striking work by Madrid-born Sánchez reflects both the subject of freedom he says is constantly present in his work, and his recurring influences of “the Mediterranean and Arab culture, graphic design and visual psychedelia.”  @zoonchez  @lifeisbeautiful  

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  • Smile Empty Soul
  • Lava Records
  • 1290 Avenue of the Americas
  • New York, NY 10104
  • USA
  • ___________________________
  • Artic Monkeys
  • c/o Domino Records
  • 55 Washington Street
  • Suite 458
  • Brooklyn, NY 11201
  • USA
  • ____________________________
  • A Day To Remember
  • Victory Records
  • 346 N. Justine St.
  • Suite 504
  • Chicago IL, 60607
  • USA
  • ____________________________
  • Blink 182
  • Macbeth, Inc.
  • 2251 Las Palmas Dr
  • Carlsbad, CA 92011-1527
  • USA
  • ____________________________
  • Bullet For My Valentine
  • Raw Power Management
  • Bridle House
  • 36 Bridle Lane
  • London W1F 9BZ
  • UK
  • ____________________________
  • Breaking Benjamin
  • Hollywood Records, Inc.
  • 500 S Buena Vista Street
  • Burbank, CA 91521-6369
  • USA
  • ___________________________
  • Panic! At The Disco
  • Fueled by Ramen, Inc.
  • 1290 Avenue of the Americas
  • 28th Floor
  • New York, NY, 10104-0101
  • USA
  • ____________________________
  • Paramore
  • The Official Paramore Fan Club
  • 853 Broadway
  • 3rd Floor
  • New York, NY 10003
  • USA
  • ____________________________
  • Muse
  • Q-Prime Management
  • 729 7th Avenue
  • Suite 16
  • New York, 10019-6831
  • USA
  • Secondary Address:
  • Muse
  • BB Gun Press
  • 6769 Lexington Avenue
  • Los Angeles, CA 90038
  • USA
  • ____________________________
  • Sleeping with Sirens
  • Rise Records, Inc.
  • 421 SW 6th Avenue
  • Suite 1400
  • Portland, OR 97204
  • USA
  • ____________________________
  • Placebo
  • Riverman Management
  • George House
  • Brecon Road
  • London
  • W6 8PY
  • UK
  • ____________________________
  • Fall Out Boy
  • Crush Management
  • 60-62 East 11th Street
  • 7th Floor
  • New York, NY 10003-6012
  • USA
  • ____________________________
  • Thousand Foot Krutch
  • Dryve Artist Management
  • 510 E Iris Dr
  • Nashville, TN 37204-3110
  • USA
  • ____________________________
  • Imagine Dragons
  • Reynolds Management
  • 823 Las Vegas Blvd. South
  • Suite 280
  • Las Vegas, NV 89101
  • USA
  • ____________________________
  • 12 Stones
  • Executive Music Group, LLC
  • 3930 Glade Rd.
  • Suite 108, #327
  • Colleyville, TX 76034
  • USA
  • ____________________________
  • Bring Me The Horizon
  • Epitaph Records
  • 2798 Sunset Blvd.
  • Los Angeles, CA 90026
  • USA
  • ____________________________
  • All Time Low
  • Hopeless Records
  • PO Box 7495
  • Van Nuys, CA 91409
  • USA
  • ____________________________
  • Papa Roach
  • Interscope Records
  • 2220 Colorado Avenue
  • 5th Floor
  • Santa Monica, CA 90404-3506
  • USA
  • ____________________________
  • The xx
  • Young Turks
  • 17-19 Alma Road
  • London SW18 1AA
  • UK
  • ____________________________
  • Offspring
  • Rebel Waltz, Inc.
  • 31652 2nd Avenue
  • Laguna Beach, CA 92651
  • USA
  • ____________________________
  • My Chemical Romance
  • BB Gun Press
  • 6769 Lexington Avenue
  • Los Angeles, CA 90038
  • USA
  • ____________________________
  • Linkin Park
  • The Collective
  • 8383 Wilshire Blvd.
  • Suite 1050
  • Beverly Hills, CA 90211
  • USA
  • Secondary Address:
  • Linkin Park
  • Machine Shop Recordings, Llc.
  • P.O. Box 36915
  • Los Angeles, CA 90036
  • USA
  • ____________________________
  • 30 STM
  • c/o Southampton Guildhall
  • West Marlands Road
  • Civic Centre
  • Southampton
  • SO14 7LP
  • UK
  • ____________________________
  • Green Day
  • BB Gun Press
  • 6769 Lexington Avenue
  • Los Angeles, CA 90038
  • USA
  • ____________________________
  • Simple Plan
  • Fondation Simple Plan
  • 800, Place Victoria
  • Suite 4500
  • P.B. 391
  • Montreal, QC H4Z 1J2
  • Canada
Today in Black Music History for September 13th
  1. 1922 - Singer Charles Brown, known for his hits “Driftin’ Blues” and “Merry Christmas Baby”, is born in Texas City, Texas

  2. 1970 - Diana Ross’ “Ain’t No Mountain High Enough” replaces Edwin Starr’s “War” and begins a three week run at the top of Billboard’s Hot 100

  3. 1975 - “The Heat Is On”, the twelfth studio album by The Isley Brothers, becomes the group’s first number one album.

  4. 1985 - Tina Turner wins Best Female Video for “What’s Love Got to Do with It” and USA for Africa wins Best Group Video and the Viewer’s Choice Awards for “We Are The World” at the 1985 MTV Video Music Awards
  5. 1996 - Tupac Shakur, one of the biggest selling and most influential rap artists of all time, dies in Las Vegas, Nevada, six days after being shot four times on Las Vega Blvd. following the Mike Tyson - Bruce Seldon fight at the age of 25