Red Bull Sound Select Expands Local Music Program Into 5 New Cities, Celebrates With Free, Invite-Only National Concert Series July 26-28

Dirty Projectors, The Dandy Warhols, Theophilus London, The Gaslight Anthem, Black Lips, Juicy J, Metric, Yeasayer and More Perform Alongside Red Bull Sound Select Artists During Weekend-Long Celebration of Local Music

Jun 18, 2013, 10:00 ET from Red Bull Sound Select

SANTA MONICA, Calif., June 18, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Red Bull Sound Select, an ongoing program to support local music scenes and the people who push them forward, today announced its expansion into five more of the nation's most influential music cities. To celebrate the launch and introduce the newest artists in the program, a special series of free "Red Bull Sound Select Presents" showcases will be hosted on the weekend of July 26-28 in New York, Los Angeles, Chicago, Nashville, Austin, Philadelphia, Atlanta, Dallas, Minneapolis and Seattle. Each show will be curated by the most respected music voices in each city and will feature a line up of promising local Red Bull Sound Select artists opening for headliners including Dirty Projectors, The Dandy Warhols, Theophilus London, The Gaslight Anthem, Black Lips, Juicy J, Metric, Yeasayer, Erykah Badu, Frightened Rabbit and The Airborne Toxic Event.  Ticket requests for these free shows can be made at until July 12, 2013.



As with every monthly "Red Bull Sound Select Presents" event, local music influencers will curate the line-up for the July showcase. But this time around, the artists will curate the audience –filling the room with the most passionate music fans in each city.  From now until July 12, fans can log on to, create their profile, and request a ticket.

By connecting their social accounts, fans choose the photos, videos, tweets and content that best shows their passion for music and how they support their local scenes.  Red Bull Sound Select artists will invite the most passionate fans to the July showcase.  Fans must claim their tickets by July 16.


July 26, 2013 


Black Lips and Juicy J will headline a show at Terminal West featuring Red Bull Sound Select artists $2 FABO, Noot D' Noot, and 4ize as curated by Creative Loafing, East Atlanta Collective and V103's DJ Jelly


Red Bull Sound Select artists Mike Taylor and Khari Mateen will open for a soon to be announced special guest at the Starlight Ballroom in a show curated by Veteran Freshman, Little Giant and Making Time


Songstress and raconteur Erykah Badu headlines the showcase at Prophet featuring fellow Dallas-based Red Bull Sound Select Artists, Larry G[ee] and Dustin Cavazos, during a night curated by Central Track and Spune

July 27, 2013 


Red Bull Sound Select Artists Gothic Tropic, Tapioca and the Flea, and HOTT MT take the stage with headlining indie rockers Frightened Rabbit, as part of the IAMSOUND, Filter, and Production Club/MFG curated show at the House of Blues


Just a few months after "Red Bull Sound Select : 120 Hours in Austin" took the city by storm for five straight days, Good Music Club and Transmission Entertainment come together to curate a night of rock featuring Red Bull Sound Select Artists The Sour Notes and Gentleman Rogues playing alongside headliners The Dandy Warhols and Theophilus London at Stubb's Waller Creek Amphitheater


The House of Blues will play host to Red Bull Sound Select Artists Gemini Club and My Gold Mask who will open for alt-rock hit makers Metric in a show curated by Fake Shore Drive, DO312 and Riot Fest


The Gaslight Anthem steps in as curator and headliner for the Saturday night showcase at Irving Plaza featuring Dave Hause, and Red Bull Sound Select artists Frances and the Foundation and The Scandals


Lightning 100, Grimey's, and All About Music invite Red Bull Sound Select artists Swayze, Alanna Royale, and The Electric Hearts, to open for The Airborne Toxic Event at Nashville's Marathon Music Works


Yeasayer will headline a show curated by and hosted at First Avenue, featuring Red Bull Sound Select Artists Umami and Strange Names.

July 28, 2013


To close out a weekend celebrating local music and the artists who are defining the sounds of their city, Sub Pop, Adam Zacks and Capitol Hill Block Party bring Red Bull Sound Select Artists—Pure Bathing Culture, Eighteen Individual Eyes, and The Grizzled Mighty to the stage at Neumos to perform on the bill with Dirty Projectors

Since its BETA launch in February, Red Bull Sound Select has hosted 25 "Presents" showcases to welcome 45 new artists into the program including Chance the Rapper, Cherub, The Black Cadillacs, Gemini Club, HANDS, Heliotropes, Show You Suck, Beach Party, Wildcat! Wildcat!, Sasha Go Hard, Rivals of the Peacemaker and many more.

Every month, a collective of local music curators invite three new artists from each participating city into the program and host a Red Bull Sound Select Presents showcase to introduce them.  Red Bull Sound Select curators include: Brooklyn Vegan, Next Big Nashville, East Village Radio, Fake Shore Drive, Transmission Entertainment, Knuckle Rumbler, MFG Productions, Lightning 100, Do 312, Riot Fest, ScoreMore, Afro Punk, Brooklyn Bodega, IAMSOUND and Marathon Music

"Many rising artists don't have the outlets or the know-how to get their music seen and heard by the masses. Thankfully, Red Bull, a long supporter of the arts, has designed a new platform to bring these bubbling talents to the surface," said Andrew Barber, Owner/Creator Fake Shore Drive.

"Sound Select not only helps these artists begin to realize their dreams, it also provides the experience of performing in credible venues in their hometowns as well as gracing national stages. It supplies arms of marketing and promotion that are not unattainable for many. It's one foot in the big time.  It's exciting for the musicians and the fans -- as it gives patrons rich and diverse lineups for a fun and one-of-a-kind experience." 

"Red Bull Sound Select Presents" events are only the beginning.  Over the remainder of the year, Red Bull Sound Select artists will perform at more than 100 shows across the US, including marquee festivals like Lollapalooza, Voodoo Festival, Riot Fest, Pitchfork Music Festival and many more. As part of the program, artists have access Red Bull's global network of recording studios; performance opportunities at festivals, bookings through our partners; and valuable support on content production and distribution from Red Bull Media House.  The Red Bull Sound Select digital platform will roll out new product features and strategic partnerships throughout the year allowing artists and fans to experience and support new music; and better connect online and offline while giving fans a true voice in the success of the Red Bull Sound Select artists.


About Red Bull Sound Select
Red Bull Sound Select is a long-term music initiative that invests in local music scenes, and connects artists and fans with one another to be part of the stories that break music. For nearly 20 years of Red Bull has been committed to giving wings to artists to create, collaborate and innovate through unique programs and initiatives. From Red Bull Studios (Los Angeles, New York, Auckland, London, Amsterdam, Madrid & Cape Town) to the globally renowned Red Bull Music Academy and artist driven series such as Red Bull Thre3style, Red Bull Big Tune and Red Bull EmSee, the brand has been a longtime supporter of those who shape the future of music.

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