Guess what? Guess what? Audrey Magazine got our hands on ONE (1) pair of tickets for our readers to this Saturday’s ISA Festival LA in Long Beach, Calif.
What: ISA Festival Los Angeles 2011
When: Saturday, Oct. 1st, 2011
Where: Harry Bridges Memorial Park
1126 Queens Highway
Long Beach, CA 90802
Type of Event: Outdoor music festival
Event Time: Gates open at 1pm. Showtime 3-9pm.
Ages: All ages event.
Alcohol: NO alcohol will be permitted into the event.
BACKSTAGE PASS $200 SOLD OUT
Includes: Early entrance into venue to watch sound check (food/drinks provided), special backstage meet & greet w/ opportunity to meet and take photos with artists, reserved standing section/tent, ISA t-shirt, concert poster, concert program.
VIP $100 SOLD OUT
Includes: Access to artist meet & greet tent during the show (first come first serve, not guaranteed), separate VIP entry line, VIP standing section (first come first serve), ISA t-shirt, concert poster, and concert program.
GENERAL ADMISSION $50
Good for one admission to the event.
I nearly fainted when I checked out the lineup. Wow. ISA has come a long way from just 7 guys on a stage.
Kevin Wu (aka KevJumba)
Ryan Higa (aka NigaHiga)
After School Special
Far East Movement
Wong Fu Productions
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Giveaway ends Thursday, September 29th @ 6pm PST. Winners will be emailed tickets. Gluck! Hope to see you at the festival!
It’s all about relaxation and enjoyment in this week’s happenings. Sit in the comfort of your own home and watch a documentary on TV. You can even stream it online and watch at your convenience! If not, go out with some friends or a loved one to a movie or a concert.
When: Friday, September 16
Where: New York and Los Angeles Movie Theaters
How: Buy tickets at your nearest theater
Restless, presented by Sony Pictures Classics, follows Annabel Cotton and Enoch Brae on their journey towards acceptance of themselves. Annabel, a beautiful terminal cancer patient, and Enoch, a business drop-out who lost his parents to an accident, meet at a funeral. Their unique experiences bring them closer together and they develop a love for each other. As they fight through pain, anger and loss while enjoying youth, playfulness and originality, the two outsiders play life by their own rules. But death eventually creeps on the young couple and Enoch helps Annabel face her last days. The film was directed by Gus Van Sant and written by Jason Lew. Our editor loved it, so definitely recommended!
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I died watching this video.
Like, literally, on my laptop, with my face 2 inches from the screen, writhing and making weird death sounds.
I’m one of those unfortunate chicks who eat up sappy love stories because I always sit there and pretend that I’m the cutesy little girl who gets to magically fall in love and everything is all rainbows and butterflies and I’m holding hands with flowers and gems are falling from my mouth as I sing songs to forest critters. Everything I touch turns to gold, all babies and puppies love me, and I can do no evil.
So needless to say, when I saw Clara C‘s new music video for The Camel Song as she merrily skips through jolly forests and eating pizza in a cartoon cafe with Ryan Higa, I’m in agony.
Nestled inside the Tom Bradley Room at L.A. City Hall were about 100 people, dressed in cocktail attire, enjoying performances by YouTube sensations Clara C. and David Choi. At the back of the room were tables filled with silent auction items, including tickets to see the L.A. Lakers and for Audrey’s Night Out Fashion Show in September (shameless self-promotion, I know). But this wasn’t a private concert for the lucky group — it was a fundraiser and a chance to showcase the inspiring Asian-American youth of today.
Combine a great cause like Asian American Drug Abuse Program Inc. (AADAP) with awesome music by Jennifer Chung, Clara C, Feats in Inches, David Choi and The Bricks and you have an all-around awesome time. The AADAP, now in its 39th year, needs your help in raising some much-needed funds to continue its goal of “changing lives and saving families” in the community by providing treatment and prevention programs, counseling and outreach. The benefit concert has been going strong for 18 years, so it’s a guaranteed great event.
What’s there to do during the dreaded Carmageddon weekend? I know some people are opting to stay home so they’re not stuck on the roads all day, but this is the worst week to do it! There’s a lot (and I mean A LOT) of food, drinking and live music in this week’s lineup of events. So fight the traffic for a bit this weekend — it’ll be well worth the drive.
Asian Vegetarian Food & Culture Tour™
When: Friday, July 15, 2:45 pm
Where: NYC Chinatown Tourism Kiosk, 220 Canal Street, Manhattan, NY, 10013
How: Purchase tickets online for $49 (plus a $2.21 convenience fee).
Travel through China in just one day and experience what it offers when it comes to delicacies and home cooked meals. Indulge in barbecue (roasted duck and pork), wonton soup, dim sum(roasted pork bun, or fried sesame ball), Cantonese beef jerky, teas, scallion pancakes and dumplings filled with meats, seafood, and veggies. It’s great to go as a group or on a first date!
We all know Asian Americans have musical talent. Have you heard Joseph Vincent croon a tune or Clara C bang on her tambourine? It must have been ingrained into us since the days of yore when our parents
forced piano lessons down our throats gently encouraged us to play piano.
Are you tired of seeing Asian American musical talent being limited to the bounds of YouTube.com? Are you an aspiring solo singer or member of a vocal group that has always dreamed of making it big-time? Well, wait no longer! Here, at Audrey Magazine, we’re absolutely teeming with excitement to present to you a once in a lifetime opportunity. THE X FACTOR, the highly anticipated show produced by Simon Cowell that is debuting on FOX this fall, will be holding auditions in major cities around the country. You or your vocal group could be the recipient of an extraordinary $5 million dollar recording contract with Syco/Song Music and on your way to global stardom hood.
Not sure what to do for the upcoming weekends? Perhaps you want to take a break on a weekday after a long day at the office. Here are some fun alternatives — from poppin’ to boppin’ to art hoppin’ — to just going home and vegging out in front of the tube. Go out for a night of music, art and culture — or some good ol’ fashioned sex. (Keep reading to see what we mean.)
Clara C Tour
When: Saturday, March 19, 8 pm
Where: Hotel Cafe 1623 N. Cahuenga Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90028
Kollaboration winner Clara C is going on tour!! If you don’t know who Clara C is, you are definitely missing out and need to go check out her YouTube page ASAP. Her first stop will be in L.A. at the Hotel Cafe. Pre-sale tickets will be $11 and you can get it at www.hotelcafe.com. It is a 21+ event, so if you’re under 21, sorry … maybe next time? If you know who Clara C is, you’ll be sure to make it there by 7 when doors open because there will definitely be a line.
It’s not easy breaking into the music industry; it’s even harder being an Asian trying to break into the industry, but it’s amazing how the Asian community has grown in terms of musical artists. On Friday, February 4th, talented musicians shared the stage of the University of Southern California’s Bovard Auditorium in a concert put together by the Asian Pacific American Student Association (APASA). As one of the performers of the night explained: it’s funny how Asian parents always push us to learn instruments such as piano and violin, expect us to play them well (and by well I mean finish the highest level examination), but when we tell them we want to pursue a career in music, they just shake their heads in disagreement. Why build up our interests and discourage it later on? But nonetheless, the artists this night fought for what they were passionate for, and that’s something we should all look up to.
Opening the show was Oak & Gorski (oakandgorski), a dual formed by Ken Oak and Ed Gorski in 2004. They have sold more than 30,000 albums independently and have recently launched their newest album Love Destroyer. For the night, Ed was on the rhythm guitar and Ken on the cello as they performed several of their songs. Like Billboard Magazine described, their songs were very “soulful” and “calming.” Then, Jason Chen (miniachilles) followed with two Bruno Mars covers and his first single on iTunes, an original titled Just for a Moment. He has gained fame through YouTube in a short period of time, with more than 130,000 subscribers and more than 22,000,000 upload views. He sounds just like he does on YouTube, meaning he’s just as incredible, so it’s definitely worth seeing him live. Before intermission, guest performer Heavy Impact from ABDC hit the floor and showed us how they worked their bodies.
As the audience sat back into their seats, Jason Yang (jasonyangviolin), a USC alumni, was glad to be back performing at the place he feels most comfortable. Not only is he majorly gifted, he’s also quite humorous, as he explains that he was going to say “Happy Lunar New Year” after the section of the performance that sounds especially Chinese. His youtube received over 4,000,000 views and as his fan said, Jason is really taking violin to the next level. After was the heart-throbbing Joseph Vincent (hoorahjencar), who greeted us with his charming smirk. He really knows how to sing, but more importantly, he really knows how to engage the audience, welcoming us to sing along. His YouTube channel has over 140,000 subscribers and over 27,000,000 upload views. Clara Chung (ClaraCMusic), whose debut album released last September,was brought on to end the show. She has over 88,000 subscribers on YouTube, but her live performances are even better because she’s super cute in person and very approachable. She wasn’t afraid to get comfortable on stage by taking off her shoes too!
Subscribe to all their YouTube channels, like their facebook fan pages and attend their performances to show your support for the Asian music community!