Wednesday, September 18, 2013

Set the Guinness World Records® Twerk Record with Big Freedia!

The New Orleans "Queen of Bounce" is set to make booty-shaking, record-breaking history in NYC's Herald Square on September 25

Who says only Miley Cyrus can twerk on the big stage?

Get ready for the twerk fest to end all twerk fests! Join Fuse and New Orleans bounce queen Big Freedia for an epic twerking event in the streets of New York City, where we'll attempt to set the The GUINNESS WORLD RECORDS ® for Most People Twerking Simultaneously—and we need YOUR help!
Grab a friend or two—or five—for what's sure to be a history-making dance party. And after you break it down with hundreds of other twerk fans, keep dancing along to an exclusive live performance by Freedia herself.

For those of you who will be in the NYC area, check out the event details below:

Date: Wednesday, September 25

Time: 12:00PM - 1:00 PM

Location: Herald Square (34th St & 6th Ave) in Manhattan, New York City

Want to join Freedia's dance party? RSVP at our Facebook page, and don't forget to follow @FuseTV and tweet using #BigFreedia.

Catch the series premiere of Big Freedia: Queen of Bounce Wednesday, October 2 at 11/10c on Fuse!

Tuesday, September 17, 2013

Nolafunky Riverfest @ Watermark next Saturday / FREE

Benefit for The Roots of Music w/Stanton Moore & Funky But Better @ Beekman‏ Beer Garden

Come Join us with Stanton Moore as Master of the Ceremony in a special performance of Funky But Better featuring Big Sam (of Sam's Funky Nation), Ivan Neville (of Dumpstaphunk), Stanton Moore (of Galactic), Eric McFadden (of PFunk & Animal), and Doug Wimbish (of Living Colour) to help support the Roots of Music at the Beekman on September 25th at 7PM. General Admission $35 and VIP $100 includes Nawlin's Buffet, Complimentary Red Bull, Absolut, and Bulleit Bourbon cocktails, Godiva Chocolate Gift Bags & Treme Recordings.
The Roots of Music’s mission founded by Derrick Tabb of Rebirth Brass Band is to teach, support, and empower New Orleans’ youth through music education, academic support, and personal mentorship, while preserving and promoting New Orleans’ unique musical and cultural heritage. The goal is to give the youth of New Orleans the resources to live positive, productive, and self-reliant lives in community with others.
The Roots of Music is a year-round program for low-income, 9-to-14-year-olds that fills a void in our city’s middle school music education programs.  Once an integral part of New Orleans middle schools, after Katrina many schools discontinued their marching bands and music programs for this age group. 

Tuesday, September 10, 2013

Watch: Preservation Hall's "That's It' Music Video

The video for the title track to Preservation Hall Jazz Band's new record, That's It!—their thirtieth release—was created by director/choreographer Jo Roy and friends via, a user-submitted site that connects filmmakers with bands. It is cool. Tubas.

Wednesday, September 4, 2013

Ticket Contest: Dumpstaphunk @ Stage One (Fairfield, CT)

Ticket Giveaway: Dumpstaphunk
September 20 on StageOne — With the end of August, we're left with the dreadful realization that another summer is winding to a close. Although Labor Day marks the last hurrah for white pants, barbecues and kids up late on a Sunday night, it is not the end of the season. People, until the clock strikes midnight on Sept. 21, it's still summer!

And, while the mere mention of this can dampen everyone's mood, we have the perfect solution: live music. We're giving away a couple pairs of tickets to master funkateers, Dumpstaphunk, who'll lay down some of the tightest funk grooves this side of Maceo Parker and help us all keep that summer groove.

HOW TO ENTER: 1) Head on over to our facebook page. 2) Participate 3) Sit back, relax, and hope that you're one of our fabulous Facebook fans who'll win.