Club Kids co-founder Michael Alig was released from prison today. Alig was convicted of the murder of his friend Andre “Angel” Melendez in 1996. To help him cope with the new era, his best friend James St. James wrote this letter to him http://worldofwonder.net/dear-michael-alig/
If you dont know who Michael Alig is, watch Party Monsters. A turning point in the rave scene that changed parties forever.
The 19 year old music producer, Kai Wachi, was arrested on charges of Drug Trafficking and dealing Heroin and Oxycodone. Federal agents, U.S. attorneys, and police officers in Boise, Idaho worked together to indict 11 people in total. No trial date has been set.
Early Thursday morning, a drunk driver kills 2 and injures 23 at SXSW in Austin, TX. Eye witnesses say a male driving a small silver car avoided a traffic stop around 12:30 am. The driver immediately swerved through cars at a gas station, and began a chase with police.
The Los Angeles Times reported the incident began shortly after midnight when a motorist being stopped on suspicion of driving while intoxicated sped away from police, broke through a barricade and headed the wrong way down a one-way street crowded with music revelers, police said.
The car slammed into a crowd standing near the Mohawk nightclub, striking two people on a motorized scooter who were killed immediately, then hit a number of other bystanders.
The driver also hit a taxi and a parked van before stopping his vehicle and fleeing on foot, police spokesman Jermaine Kilgore said.
The Vans Showcase, featuring rapper Tyler the Creator, was taking place inside the Mohawk as one of the closing events of the annual SXSW music and film festival.
The names of the deceased were not immediately made available, pending notification of next of kin.
An estimated 32,000 people swarm through the capital of the southern state for SXSW, a collection of interactive, film, and music festivals and conferences, which runs from March 7 to March 16.
Hy-Tekk Productions would like to take this time and remember those lost and hurt in the tragic turn of events.
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From his management team,
“Wow RIP Alan Claw Letko.
He passed on Thursday afternoon, at his family’s home in Saratoga Springs, NY. According to local police, there was no evidence of foul play or anything of the sort. Further information will be made available as it comes.
His family and friends thank you all for being part of his life, and we hope you all will continue this support in his memory.
We love you Alan, and will continue smashing things with bass, exactly as you would have wanted it!”
American media conglomerate known as SFX, founded by Robert F. X. Sillerman, is attempting to use legal loopholes to invalidate the contracts between the promoters of Electric Forest festival and the festival grounds. In 2013 SFX tried to buy Insomniac (Owners of the Electric Forest Music Festival), and failed. SFX then turned their gun toward Madison House Presents, the other promoter of EFF and the originator of Rothbury fest. This also failed, and instead Madison House sold to concert promotion company AEG just recently. Now, SFX is trying to buy the land Double JJ Ranch, the home of Electric Forest. In attempts to invalidate the contracts AEG/Madison House/Insomniac has with the current owner of the ranch.
As EF has already sold 21,000+ advance tickets to the 2014 festival. AEG and Madison House have already paid $62,082.99 on the lease toward this year’s event and another $62,082.99 is due by Feb. 25. AEG says that if they lose control of the festival lease they will have to refund all of the advance sale tickets and their reputation along with that of the resort as a concert destination will be damaged.
SFX Entertainment was born in the 1990s with a business model surrounding the acquisition and consolidation of local and regional concert promoters into a single national corporate entity. With big names like Tomorrowland and Electric Zoo already owned by the conglomerate, Electric Forest is not the only festival that SFX has gone after in the past.