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Wednesday, November 27, 2013

Happy Thanksgiving

We wanted to wish all of our wonderful Ticket Lodge Blog readers a very, very happy Thanksgiving.  May your stomachs and your hearts be full tomorrow!

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Beastie Boys vs. Goldie Blox

If you've been on social media at all lately, I'm sure by now you've seen the viral video for the toy company with the girls and their Rube Goldberg apparatus set to the Beastie Boys tune, "Girls."  The video encourages girl to break the princess and dolly mold by showing smart, resourceful girls putting their engineering skills to work.  The song was redone as a parody, and is fair use according to GoldieBlox. The Beastie Boys see it another way.  This case is super interesting, I think.

The ball was set in motion when,according to The Hollywood Reporter, The Beastie Boys threatened the toy company with copyright infringement.

According to GoldieBlox, they feel that the  commercial is a parody of the bands' "highly sexist song", so they argue that it's protected by the Fair Use Doctrine.

Ad-Rock and Mike D, of the band, wrote an open letter to GoldieBlox:

 Like many of the millions of people who have seen your toy commercial “GoldieBlox, Rube Goldberg & the Beastie Boys,” we were very impressed by the creativity and the message behind your ad. We strongly support empowering young girls, breaking down gender stereotypes and igniting a passion for technology and engineering.

As creative as it is, make no mistake, your video is an advertisement that is designed to sell a product, and long ago, we made a conscious decision not to permit our music and/or name to be used in product ads. When we tried to simply ask how and why our song “Girls” had been used in your ad without our permission, YOU sued US.

Interesting, huh?  Seems as though GoldieBlox reacted unreasonably, like they got their hand in the cookie jar and are trying to blame someone else for their mistake.

GoldieBlox responded with the following open letter:

    Dear Adam and Mike,

    We don’t want to fight with you. We love you and we are actually huge fans.

    When we made our parody version of your song, ‘Girls’, we did it with the best of intentions. We wanted to take a song we weren’t too proud of, and transform it into a powerful anthem for girls. Over the past week, parents have sent us pictures and videos of their kids singing the new lyrics with pride, building their own Rube Goldberg machines in their living rooms and declaring an interest in engineering. It’s been incredible to watch.

    Our hearts sank last week when your lawyers called us with threats that we took very seriously. As a small company, we had no choice but to stand up for ourselves. We did so sincerely hoping we could come to a peaceful settlement with you.

    We want you to know that when we posted the video, we were completely unaware that the late, great Adam Yauch had requested in his will that the Beastie Boys songs never be used in advertising. Although we believe our parody video falls under fair use, we would like to respect his wishes and yours.

    Since actions speak louder than words, we have already removed the song from our video. In addition, we are ready to stop the lawsuit as long as this means we will no longer be under threat from your legal team.

    We don’t want to spend our time fighting legal battles. We want to inspire the next generation. We want to be good role models. And we want to be your friends.

    Sincerely,

    Debbie + Team GoldieBlox


Frankly, I'm not impressed with GoldieBlox's response.  They never actually apologize for blatantly ripping off a song from a band that never wanted their songs in any advertisements.   I feel like they're acting like scolded children.  What do you think?

Monday, November 25, 2013

Jennifer Nettles Solo Tour

Beginning in January, Jennifer Nettles, one half of Sugarland,, will be heading out on a solo tour in support of her new album which will be released in January 2014,  The new album is titled, ‘That Girl’. 

Nettles announced via Twitter,  “The release date is set! Mark those calendars – my debut solo album “That Girl” is coming Jan. 14th woo-hoo!” 

Her new solo tour will start off Feb. 13 and will travel to 30 cities including Los Angeles, Nashville, Biloxi and others. 

She added, “I put no conscious guides or governors on the creation of this album other than to write songs that I want to sing. Working with Rick Rubin was a dream come true and the result is an album that plays to my roots – country, Seventies radio, gospel and singer-songwriter.” 

Tour information will be posted as soon as it's official. 

Sunday, November 24, 2013

Young the Giant Announces 2014 Tour

Young the Giant recently announced that they will head out on the road in 2014 for a mega tour that will start off in February and finish up in April.  Joining them on tour will be Cayucas and Vance Joy.  The band will hit 40 cities, kicking off in Ventura, CA on Feb. 4 and wrapping up in Las Vegas, NV on April 11.

Young the Giant's second album, "Mind Over Matter" is set to be released on Jan. 21, 2014.  Their self titled first album included hits like "My Body" and "Cough Syrup" and was certified gold.

EventVenueDate/Time
Not So Silent Night, Young the Giant & Grouplove1stBank Center (formerly the Broomfield Event Center)
Broomfield, CO
Sunday
12/1/2013
6:00 PM
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Young The GiantMcmenamins Crystal Ballroom
Portland, OR
Friday
12/6/2013
8:00 PM
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Young The Giant, Cayucas & Vance JoyMajestic Ventura Theatre
Ventura, CA
Tuesday
2/4/2014
7:00 PM
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Young The Giant, Cayucas & Vance JoyFox Theater - Oakland
Oakland, CA
Thursday
2/6/2014
8:00 PM
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Young The Giant, Cayucas & Vance JoyHollywood Palladium
Los Angeles, CA
Friday
2/7/2014
8:00 PM
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Young The Giant, Cayucas & Vance JoySoma
San Diego, CA
Sunday
2/9/2014
TBD
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Young The Giant, Cayucas & Vance JoyRialto Theatre - Tucson
Tucson, AZ
Tuesday
2/11/2014
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Young The Giant, Cayucas & Vance JoyComerica Theatre (formerly Dodge Theatre)
Phoenix, AZ
Wednesday
2/12/2014
TBD
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Darius Rucker, Eli Young Band & David NailGiant Center
Hershey, PA
Thursday
2/13/2014
6:00 PM
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Young The Giant, Cayucas & Vance JoySouth Side Ballroom at Gilley's (formerly Palladium Ballroom - TX)
Dallas, TX
Friday
2/14/2014
9:00 PM
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Young The Giant, Cayucas & Vance JoyAustin Music Hall
Austin, TX
Saturday
2/15/2014
8:00 PM
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Young The Giant, Cayucas & Vance JoyBayou Music Center (Formerly Verizon Wireless Theater - TX)
Houston, TX
Sunday
2/16/2014
TBD
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Young The Giant, Cayucas & Vance JoyJannus Live
Saint Petersburg, FL
Tuesday
2/18/2014
TBD
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Young The Giant, Cayucas & Vance JoyMavericks Rock N' Honky Tonk
Jacksonville, FL
Wednesday
2/19/2014
TBD
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Young The Giant, Cayucas & Vance JoyThe Fillmore - Charlotte
Charlotte, NC
Friday
2/21/2014
9:00 PM
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Young The Giant, Cayucas & Vance JoyThe Tabernacle - GA
Atlanta, GA
Saturday
2/22/2014
9:00 PM
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Young The Giant, Cayucas & Vance JoyThe Fillmore Silver Spring
Silver Spring, MD
Sunday
2/23/2014
TBD
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Young The Giant, Cayucas & Vance JoyRams Head Live
Baltimore, MD
Tuesday
2/25/2014
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Young The Giant, Cayucas & Vance JoyTower Theatre - PA
Upper Darby, PA
Wednesday
2/26/2014
TBD
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Young The GiantTower Theatre - PA
Upper Darby, PA
Wednesday
2/26/2014
9:00 PM
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Young The Giant, Cayucas & Vance JoyHammerstein Ballroom
New York, NY
Friday
2/28/2014
9:00 PM
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Young The GiantThe Grand Ballroom At Manhattan Center Studios
New York, NY
Friday
2/28/2014
9:00 PM
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Young The Giant, Cayucas & Vance JoyHammerstein Ballroom
New York, NY
Saturday
3/1/2014
9:00 PM
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Young The GiantThe Grand Ballroom At Manhattan Center Studios
New York, NY
Saturday
3/1/2014
9:00 PM
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Young The Giant, Cayucas & Vance JoyHouse Of Blues - Boston
Boston, MA
Sunday
3/2/2014
7:00 PM
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Young The Giant, Cayucas & Vance JoyThe Dome at Oakdale Theatre
Wallingford, CT
Tuesday
3/4/2014
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Young The Giant, Cayucas & Vance JoyMetropolis - Montreal
Montreal, Canada
Thursday
3/6/2014
TBD
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Young The Giant, Cayucas & Vance JoyKool Haus
Toronto, Canada
Friday
3/7/2014
TBD
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Young The Giant, Cayucas & Vance JoyThe Fillmore - Detroit
Detroit, MI
Saturday
3/8/2014
9:00 PM
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Young The Giant, Cayucas & Vance JoyEgyptian Room At Old National Centre (formerly Murat Centre)
Indianapolis, IN
Monday
3/10/2014
9:00 PM
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Young The Giant, Cayucas & Vance JoyRyman Auditorium
Nashville, TN
Tuesday
3/11/2014
7:30 PM
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Young The Giant, Cayucas & Vance JoyHouse Of Blues - Cleveland
Cleveland, OH
Wednesday
3/12/2014
TBD
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Young The Giant, Cayucas & Vance JoyLifestyles Communities Pavilion
Columbus, OH
Monday
3/17/2014
TBD
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Young The Giant, Cayucas & Vance JoyArvest Bank Theatre at The Midland (formerly The Midland By AMC)
Kansas City, MO
Wednesday
3/19/2014
TBD
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Young The Giant, Cayucas & Vance JoyThe Pageant
Saint Louis, MO
Friday
3/21/2014
8:00 PM
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Young The Giant, Cayucas & Vance JoyRiviera Theatre - IL
Chicago, IL
Saturday
3/22/2014
8:00 PM
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Young The Giant, Cayucas & Vance JoyThe Rave - Milwaukee
Milwaukee, WI
Sunday
3/23/2014
TBD
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Young The Giant, Cayucas & Vance JoyFirst Avenue
Minneapolis, MN
Tuesday
3/25/2014
TBD
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Young The Giant, Cayucas & Vance JoyGarrick Centre At The Marlborough
Winnipeg, Canada
Thursday
3/27/2014
TBD
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Young The Giant, Cayucas & Vance JoyO'Brians Event Centre (Formerly The Odeon Event Centre)
Saskatoon, Canada
Friday
3/28/2014
TBD
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Young The Giant, Cayucas & Vance JoyMacEwan Hall
Calgary, Canada
Saturday
3/29/2014
TBD
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Young The Giant, Cayucas & Vance JoyFrancis Winspear Centre
Edmonton, Canada
Monday
3/31/2014
TBD
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Young The Giant, Cayucas & Vance JoyCommodore Ballroom
Vancouver, Canada
Wednesday
4/2/2014
TBD
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Young The Giant, Cayucas & Vance JoyCommodore Ballroom
Vancouver, Canada
Thursday
4/3/2014
TBD
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Young The Giant, Cayucas & Vance JoyShowbox at the Market
Seattle, WA
Saturday
4/5/2014
9:00 PM
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Young The Giant, Cayucas & Vance JoyShowbox at the Market
Seattle, WA
Sunday
4/6/2014
8:00 PM
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Young The Giant, Cayucas & Vance JoyMcdonald Theatre
Eugene, OR
Tuesday
4/8/2014
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Young The Giant, Cayucas & Vance JoyThe Complex - UT
Salt Lake City, UT
Thursday
4/10/2014
TBD
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Young The Giant, Cayucas & Vance JoyThe Boulevard Pool at The Cosmopolitan
Las Vegas, NV
Friday
4/11/2014
TBD
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