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      DAY SHEET BLOG — Radio

      What #HAPPENS in Vegas.. 2022 Edition

      What #HAPPENS in Vegas.. 2022 Edition

      Last week, we had the honor and pleasure of attending the 2022 MEDIABASE #HAPPENS Radio Convention in Las Vegas, NV.

      #HAPPENS is a rock and alternative curated new music experience. The event once again will bring together the best radio programmers, label and streaming executives, culture-tastemakers, artists and brands, inspiring new ideas in the ever-evolving music community. 

      This was our eighth year in attendance, and one of their best events yet.. We spent the week networking and standing shoulder-to-shoulder with some of the biggest names in radio, label reps, promoters, rockstars, master distillers, and several other DIRTBAGS. Rock n' roll was had by all.

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      Opening night brought us all together again for a welcome party at the Backstage Bar & Billiards / Fremont Country Club. It was so good to see all of those familiar faces in the same room again, after 2 years of no rock n' roll. We picked up right where we left off in #HAPPENS 2020.. our last hoorah before COVID, and our first hoorah after it. The showcase was opened by Giovannie & the Hired Guns, and went on to feature Spirit of the Bear, Billy Howerdel (A Perfect Circle), and Our Lady Peace. Then some folks went straight to bed, and others overdid it on the first night like we always do :)... 

      Billy Howerdel at #HAPPENS 2022

      Breakfast was served at 10AM sharp, and the crowd sluggishly filled the seats of the convention hall. We got a sneak peak at new music videos from MESSER and Capital Theatre, and then listened to an engaging panel from Raine Maida (Our Lady Peace) and Elliott Wood (94.5 The Buzz) about NFTs and their emergence in the music industry. The next panel, headed by Alissa Pollack (iHeartMedia) discussed DATA, and the ever-changing, ever-confusing metrics that go along with radio and streaming. We then boarded the tour bus and rolled over to Rockstar Bar for a Metallica whiskey tasting party. The band couldn't make it, but we got to meet and chat with master distiller, Rob Dietrich, while drinking unlimited amounts of his delicious whiskey. We were then blessed in our earholes with live showcase performances by Kaleidoscope Kid, Almost Monday, Whole Damn Mess, and Dorothy. We boarded up the tour bus again and headed over to House of Blues at Mandalay Bay for a VIP lounge party, with performances by The Warning, Mammoth (Wolfgang Van Halen), and Dirty Honey. Again-- bed for some, and bad decisions for others.

      Raine Maida (Our Lady Peace) #HAPPENS 2022Attendee Tour Bus #HAPPENS 2022

      Metallica's BLACKENED Whiskey #HAPPENS 2022THE WARNING performing live #HAPPENS 2022 House of Blues, Vegas

      The next day, 10AM came way too quickly for most. Breakfast saved our lives again, while we enjoyed video previews and premieres from Deepfall, The Black Moods, Concord Music Group (Korn, Ghost, The Offspring, The Pretty Reckless), Fame on Fire, Epitaph Records (Falling in Reverse, Parkway Drive, The Interrupters), Yelawolf, Sumerian Records (Black Veil Brides, Nita Strauss), and Shinedown. Then The Black Moods played us a few acoustic jams while we all woke/sobered up. Jason Flom (Wrongful Conviction Podcast) led a panel on justice for wrongfully convicted people, and Danny Wimmer (Danny Wimmer Presents) led a panel on live performances, radio and revenue, and getting back face-to-face again for concerts and festivals. To close out the week, the tour bus brought us over to The Barbershop Cocktails and Cuts for a special event sponsored by Edgeout Records with performances by ASHBA, Bluphoria, and STRATEJACKET.

      STRATEJACKET performs at #HAPPENS 2022

      As usual, it was a hell of a week in Las Vegas, and we can't wait to go back. The best parts about this #HAPPENS event are seeing new bands break, chatting with all of the faces, and seeing the intersection of art and business clash in the most beautiful of ways. Vegas, we love you.

      DIRTBAG Crew at #HAPPENS 2022

      ...to see all the pictures from the week, check out THIS LINK
       
       

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      The Liquid Conversations w/ NICK HUFFMAN [The Looney Bin]

      The Liquid Conversations w/ NICK HUFFMAN [The Looney Bin]

      Nationally Syndicated rock radio host Shawn Sixx dropped by and interviewed Nick Huffman for The Liquid Conversations podcast -- the official podcast of Dirtbag Clothing.

      They talked about what Nick/The Looney Bin do for the industry, supporting live music, the ornament thing, the mayor and the current vibe in Bradley, IL and also discussed who Nick's dream act to book would be.

      LISTEN HERE:

      https://soundcloud.com/theliquidconversations/tlc-episode-54-nick-huffman-of-the-looney-bin-venue?fbclid=IwAR1thVjz4THQvMNgWH4GgCCIZyYzf0VIKGGvsSwSLM4sz209LrrT2K8xgR4

      New artists added to the Dirtbag Underground! - #HAPPENS 2020 Edition

      New artists added to the Dirtbag Underground! - #HAPPENS 2020 Edition

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      We had the always pleasure of attending the #HAPPENS Rock Radio Convention in Las Vegas last week. The newly added tracks below consist of new artist friends who performed at the convention, and the #DIRTBAGS who were there to represent our movement. Enjoy!

      New Tracks Include:

      VOXX: Close My Eyes

      NOCION: Bridges Collide

      SIN MG: Light

      BRAVO DELTA: The One

      THE JACKS: Just a Little Bit

      A DEAD DESIRE: Rage

      ROYAL BLISS: Feeling Whitney

      ARRESTED YOUTH: Dig

      GARRETT: The Island

      BETWEEN KINGS: Antidote

      CASTER VOLOR: Party Rock Anthem

      LIMBERLOST: Setting Sun

       

      Liquid Conversations w/ Shawn Sixx and Glenn Hughes

      Liquid Conversations w/ Shawn Sixx and Glenn Hughes

      Shawn Sixx sits down with Glenn Hughes (Deep Purple, Black Sabbath)

      https://soundcloud.com/theliquidconversations/tlc-episode-20-glenn-hughes

      DIRTBAG bands get in front of Industry Pros!!

      DIRTBAG bands get in front of Industry Pros!!

      Three Dirtbag endorsed bands take part in Radio Contraband's Annual Convention held in Las Vegas which brings together top Radio Program Directors, Record Labels, Management, Promotions and DJ's. VIAL8, THE EVERYDAY LOSERS and HALIWEL are taking advantage of the sponsorship program by submitting their songs for a "RATE THE MUSIC" portion of the convention where all parties listen and review each song and provide invaluable feedback as well as national exposure directly to the industry they are going after. These three bands are the ones that everyone should be looking out for in 2015!