Archive for September, 2015

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Broadcast dedicated to the memory of Ben Cauley (Co-Founder/The Bar-Kays)
In today’s show, Uncle Earl invite you to indulge in the riches of Art, Fashion & Cinema which is bountiful in the Indian culture.
The Guest of Honor was Mr. Satish Modi (Founder/Chairman) Arts For India & International Institute of Fine Arts in India.
Satish Modi Podium
The night was to celebrate the live exclusive announcement of a new collaboration effort between Mr. Modi’s foundations and Columbia University.
I was invited by Ms. Susan Johnston (Director/New Media Film Festival and Friend) to AFI Presents INDIXIA which was a star-studded, power player event Hosted by the Bonham Art Gallery on Madison Avenue & 57th Street.
Lacy & Susan
The festivities went on for 3 days but I was honored to catch the final day which consisted of a fine art & fashion auction and an Honoree Award Ceremony.
Honorees
Robert Thurman (Time Magazine’s 25 most influential Americans list), Nicole Miller (Iconic American Designer), Jonathan Tibett (Founder of Precision Stone/Co-Founder of ABC Stone), Mira Nair (Indian Filmmaker/Actress), Mark Strand (Memorium Tribute)
Honoree Robert Thurman Satish Modi Podium
Art Display (Spcial Works Donated)
Oriano Galloni, George Lewis, Ron Ferri, Todd James, Hector Bitar, Angelo Bellobono, Fisher Cherry, Alessia Reggiani
Fisher Cherry
Fashion Display (Designer & Student Collaborations)
Edmundo Castillo, Uniqlo, Stubbs and Wooten, Jeffrey Rudes, Fiorentini and Baker, Azada, Mialika, Royal Stag, Raghavendra Rathore, and Jewelry by Silvia Furmanovich.
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A special highlight was a candid sit down with Filmmaker/Actor/Entrepreneur Sean Stone.
Sean Stone
Also in attendance was Prince Sundaram Tagore (Fine Art Aficionado) among many other distinguished guests.
The event coordinator was Mr. Bhuvan Lall.
Bhuvan Lall
Musical Artists Play List:
Kriswontwo ft. Skyzoo, Son Little, Radio Drive ft. Kevin Gullickson, Chris Matic, J. Givens, The Bar-Kays, A-Jay Mac, Tanya Holt, SOS Band, Guts & DJ Tom Shark, Terraway.
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Kevin Gullickson Radio Drive 2015
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The Barkays
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Special Thanks:
Radioactive Broadcasting Network, Music Xray, Revitalized Records Holland, Soul Tracks, Noisetrade, Alltum NL, Musik Lounge,Lovebeam/Making Music LLC., Donald Tyler, Susan Johnston, Arts For India, Bonham Art Gallery.
Air Date 9/28/15
Broadcast #252
Duration 1:31:47
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indexia2
Broadcast dedicated to the memory of Ben Cauley (Co-Founder/The Bar-Kays)
In today’s show, Uncle Earl invite you to indulge in the riches of Art, Fashion & Cinema which is bountiful in the Indian culture.
The Guest of Honor was Mr. Satish Modi (Founder/Chairman) Arts For India & International Institute of Fine Arts in India.
The night was to celebrate the live exclusive announcement of a new collaboration effort between Mr. Modi’s foundations and Columbia University.
I was invited by Ms. Susan Johnston (Director/New Media Film Festival and Friend) to AFI Presents INDIXIA which was a star-studded, power player event Hosted by the Bonham Art Gallery on Madison Avenue & 57th Street.
The festivities went on for 3 days but I was honored to catch the final day which consisted of a fine art & fashion auction and an Honoree Award Ceremony.
A special highlight was a candid sit down with Filmmaker/Actor/Entrepreneur Sean Stone. Also in attendance was Prince Sundaram Tagore (Fine Art Aficionado) among many other distinguished guests. The event coordinator was Mr. Bhuvan Lall.
Musical Artists Play List:
Kriswontwo ft. Skyzoo, Son Little, Radio Drive ft. Kevin Gullickson, Chris Matic, J. Givens, The Bar-Kays, A-Jay Mac, Tanya Holt, SOS Band, Guts & DJ Tom Shark, Terraway.
Special Thanks:
Radioactive Broadcasting Network, Music Xray, Revitalized Records Holland, Soul Tracks, Noisetrade, Alltum NL, Musik Lounge,Lovebeam/Making Music LLC., Donald Tyler, Susan Johnston, Arts For India, Bonham Art Gallery.
Air Date 9/28/15
Broadcast #252
Duration 1:31:47
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The Ultimate Underground Experience Presents

“The End Of Summer Music Special “

Featuring Morgan Margolis

CEO/President – Knitting Factory Entertainment

 

In today’s show, Uncle Earl talks shop the Native New Yorker and

Entertainment Mogul Morgan Margolisabout Music, Life and The Pursuit!

To top it off we span the globe for some of the best indie music in every genre.

This Broadcast Is Dedicated To The Memory Of Super Radio DJ Mr. Bob Bennett!

Musical Artists Play List:

David Riviera (France), Ola Onalube (UK), The Acorn (Canada),

Dream Chief (Indiana),Greg Freeman (South Carolina),

Marshall Cunningham (Nashville), Blaq Sons (South Africa),

Lenny Fontana ft. Paula P’Cay (Berlin), Idem & Koresz (UK),

Alana Yorke (Canada), Princess Century (Canada),

Sam Roberts Band (Canada), DJ Daven (Italy).

Morgan Margolis

CEO/ President Knitting Factory Entertainment (KFE)

From growing up within a dedicated show business household to becoming the CEO

of an ever-expanding entertainment corporation, Morgan Margolis

has been on a long journey that continues to move forward and upward.

Born and raised in New York City, Margolis earned his BA at Stony Brook University.

Margolis produced two critically acclaimed documentaries:

THE WALK, which premiered at Sundance in 2001,

and MODERN WARRIORS, released by Lionsgate in 2002.

At the beginning of 2000, Margolis signed with Knitting Factory Entertainment (KFE)

as Operations Manager at the newly opened Knitting Factory Hollywood.

At the time, KFE’s enterprises included the Hollywood venue,

a well-known Manhattan avant-jazz club and a catalog of independent music

on the Knitting Factory label.

“At Knitting Factory Los Angeles, simultaneously managing three rooms

seven nights a week at three different capacities and variable music genres

really prepared me for anything tossed my direction,” notes Margolis.

“It was a constant state of organized chaos.”

Margolis took over as Vice President of West Coast Operations

as the company expanded to the Pacific Northwest,

where KFE opened concert houses in Boise, Idaho,

and Spokane, Washington, and also produced tours and concerts

at other high-capacity venues throughout the nation.

After successfully running Pacific Northwest operations,

Margolis was promoted in 2007 to Vice President of National Operations.

Within a year, Margolis was named CEO of Knitting Factory Entertainment.

Since then, he has continued to guide the company as it continues to grow

as a record label, a collection of event venues and restaurants, a promotion

and artist management division, a lifestyle and retail apparel line,

and most recently, a filmed entertainment division producing movies,

TV and online programming.

Knitting Factory Co-produced the Tony-Award winning,

Grammy-nominated musical “FELA!”

based on KFE-produced musician and Afrobeat godfather Fela Kuti.

That show became a kernel of KFE’s first theatrical film,

the Oscar-nominated Alex Gibney’s FINDING FELA, which had a theatrical,

digital and DVD/BD release last summer and fall from Kino Lorber Entertainment.

Knitting Factory Entertainment also served as Executive Producer of the TV show

Rock City Los Angeles, which premiered in December 2013;

as a co-producer of the film/DVD documentary NON STOP

featuring gypsy punk stars Gogol Bordello; and several TV/web series in production,

including Drive Time, which takes host Juliette Beavan (lead singer of the band 8MM)

on a ride-along with today’s emerging new artists.

The label has also partnered with Partisan Records, a Brooklyn based indie label

specializing in artists such as Heartless Bastards,Gypsy Kings, Deer Tick, Mountain Man,

Middle Brother, Phox, Sylvan Esso, Wyches, Eagulls. and Sallie Ford and The Outside.

Knitting Factory / Figure 8 Management’s artists include Chop and Quench (the Fela band),

Jose Gonzalez, Junip, The Coup and Wye Oak, as well as up and coming indie artists

ranging from Dana Leong to The Knitts and Prima Donna.

KFE is also partnered with Van Johnson of Van Johnson Company Management,

handling the careers of actors, directors, writers,

producers and newly launched production arm; as well as Life or Death Publicity.

“With venues, touring, label, a marketing and publicity machine at our fingertips,

and the artists coming through our own venues,

it just seemed logical to me to try and create a division

that would take care of the artist and help to move their careers forward

through our system,” says Margolis.

“This division is still expanding and I’m currently looking at

numerous strategic partnerships with other companies.”

In describing the company’s diversification,

“KFE has really had a paradigm shift, Margolis says.

 “We’ve moved from essentially a straightforward

brick and mortar venue and touring company

to a multi-layered media company.

All of our assets are intertwined to create a new network

that works for the greater growth of each of the business units.

Sometimes I feel as though we are an eight-headed serpent and

it definitely gets very difficult to rein in all of the areas we’ve expanded to.

But in the long run, our goal is to expand the business to also handle

outside companies and consult on business development and branding,

sponsorship, advertising, construction, promoting and more.

KFE is looking to become a one-stop shop for a multitude of content needs and outlets.”

To that end, Margolis has diversified Knitting Factory Entertainment in many unpredictable

yet undeniably connected ways, such as opening the successful North Hollywood and

Long Beach gastropubs The Federal Bar(s) and the pan-Latin themed restaurant,

Bow & Trussand most recently, downtown Los Angeles’ Regent Theatre

and a new Federal Bar opening in May 2015 in Brooklyn.

KFE is making its first foray into the hotel business by investing into the newly launched

Arrive Hotel brand, which’s opening a hotel—the city’s first ground-up hotel project in

10 years–in November 2015 in Palm Springs. The synergy of these endeavors,

from the recording studio to the stage to Broadway to Brooklyn,

points to a company with the creative leadership to continue to grow

and provide endless high-quality entertainment options.

How does running restaurants fit in with managing a band or promoting an act?

Margolis explains, “There are some direct crossovers as it’s all hospitality in the end.

How do you treat your customer? Dealing with the different personalities and

doing everything you can to put the right product in front of the consumer.

It’s central to our philosophy that management gives the personal touch

and stays up to date with all of the clientele as well as with shifting technology

and social platforms, especially regarding marketing.”

Margolis acknowledges the contributions of his department/divisi

on heads in pushing the KFE brand forward.

Essentially, while each member has deep experience in their key business unit,

we are ‘all hands on deck’ and most team members can and must cross over

to lend a hand in all departments when needed.

Margolis’ key lieutenants include: COO / VP Greg Marchant, CFO Chris Sherman;

Mark Dinerstein, the newly elevated President of Knitting Factory Presents and

Peter Manning, Senior Talent Buyer for KFE’s Knitting Factory Presents;

Ed Levy, Director of West Coast Operations; Mandi Henley, Director of Marketing;

and Label Managers Ian Wheeler and Tim Putman.

“Most of this team has been with me since I took the reins as CEO in 2008.

To say we couldn’t succeed without their individual and

collective contributions would be an understatement.”

“My objective is to push Knitting Factory Entertainment into the future

by strategically placing our company into many different diversified positions

across the entertainment world,” concludes Margolis.

 “The music and hospitality industries, like many arts-oriented endeavors,

is in a constant state of flux.

I want KFE shifting with these fluctuations and,

hopefully, staying one step ahead of the curve.”

Special Thanks:

Radioactive Broadcasting Network, Music Xray, Revitalized Records Holland,

Soul Tracks, Musik & Film, Paper Bag Records, Noisetrade, VIP Ultima,

Musik Lounge, Donald Tyler, Henry Eshelman/Platform Group.

Air Date 9/21/15

Broadcast #251

Duration 1:46:19

Please tune in at:

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CEO/President Knitting Factory Entertainment

Bobby BennettBobby Bennett

Ola OnalubeOla Onalube

The AcornThe Acorn

DamasDamas

Dream ChiefDream Chief

Greg FreemanGreg Freeman

Marshall Cunningham

Marshall Cunningham

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Blaq SoundsBlaq Sounds

David Riviera CoverDavid Riviera Cover

David RivieraDavid Riviera

Paula P'CayPaula P’Cay

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Toronto Music Festival Paper Bag Records

Toronto Music Festival Paper Bag Records

Alana YorkeAlana Yorke

Princess CenturyPrincess Century

Sam Roberts BandSam Roberts Band

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aka Davide Ramundo

Marishka Phillips Theatrical PreparatoryMarishka Phillips Theatrical Preparatory

The Federal Bar

The Federal Bar

Knitting Factory RecordsKnitting Factory Records

Knitting Factory BrooklynKnitting Factory Brooklyn

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The Ultimate Underground Experience Presents 

The End Of Summer Music Special “

Featuring Morgan Margolis – CEO/President Knitting Factory Entertainment

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In today’s show, Uncle Earl talks shop the Native New Yorker and Entertainment Mogul Morgan Margolis about Music, Life and The Pursuit! To top it off we span the globe for some of the best indie music in every genre/

Musical Artists Play List:

David Riviera (France), Ola Onalube (UK), The Acorn (Canada), Dream Chief (Indiana), Greg Freeman (South Carolina), Marshall Cunningham (Nashville), Blaq Sons (South Africa), Lenny Fontana ft. Paula P’Cay (Berlin), Idem & Koresz (UK), Alana Yorke (Canada), Princess Century (Canada), Sam Roberts Band (Canada), DJ Daven (Italy).

Special Thanks:

Radioactive Broadcasting Network, Music Xray, Revitalized Records Holland, Soul Tracks, Music & Film, Paper Bag Records, Noisetrade, VIP Ultima, Musik Lounge, Donald Tyler, Henry Eshelman/Platform Group.

Air Date 9/21/15

Broadcast #251

Duration 1:46:19

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The Ultimate Underground Experience & The Uncle Earl Presents “TRANSITIONS “

In today’s show, Uncle Earl celebrates the return of The Prodigal Son to his home and roots of The Big Apple. There will be plenty of knowledge, wisdom, understanding, anecdotes and FUN to be had by all. The mission is to continue spreading the love on the east coast and around the world. Los Angeles was the birthplace of the project and now New York is the launchpad……R U READY!!!!!!!!!!

Special Poetry Readings From The Collection Of Monteque Pope Le Beau

 

Musical Artists Play List:

 

Sacki Productions, Blank & Jones, Yea Big, Dj N-Joy ft. The Uncle Earl, The Miracles, Siedah Garrett ft. Kathy Sledge, The Closers, VenueConnection, Mr. Roots ft. Barry Solone, Miss Mikaila, Bogdan Zamfir, Kriswontwo ft. Georgia Anne Muldrow, Oh-No, El Da Sensei, Bobby Earth and Stacy Epps, Eric James, David Cooler, Jordy Briard.

Special Thanks:

 

Radioactive Broadcasting Network, Music Xray, Revitalized Records Holland,  Metal Postcard Records, LinkedIn, Soul Tracks, Music & Film, Donald Tyler, Monteque Pope Le Beau.

Air Date 9/14/15

 

Broadcast #250

 

Duration 1:53:17

Please tune in at:

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http://www.ultimateunderground.com/podcast/transitions

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Blank & JonesBlank & Jones

Yea BigYea Big

Dj N-Joy ft. The Uncle EarlDj N-Joy ft. The Uncle Earl

Don GriffinDon Griffin

The MiraclesThe Miracles

Siedah GarrettSiedah Garrett

Kathy SledgeKathy Sledge

The ClosersThe Closers

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VenueConnectionVenueConnection

Mr. RootsMr. Roots

Barry SoloneBarry Solone

Miss MakailaMiss Mikaila

Bogdan ZamfirBogdan Zamfir

KriswontwoKriswontwo

Georgia Anne MuldrowGeorgia Anne Muldrow

El Da SenseiEl Da Sensei

Oh-NoOh-No

Bobby EarthBobby Earth

Stacy EppsStacy Epps

Loss 4 Words

Loss 4 Words

Eric James

David CoolerDavid Cooler

Jordy BriardJordy Briard

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MusicXrayMusicXray

Revitalized RecordsRevitalized Records

Metal Postcard RecordsMetal Postcard Records

Soul TracksSoul Tracks

Musik & FilmMusik & Film

Marishka Phillips Theatrical PreparatoryMarishka Phillips Theatrical Preparatory

The Art Of MontequeThe Art Of Monteque

“TRANSITIONS “

The Ultimate Underground Experience & The Uncle Earl Presents “TRANSITIONS “

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In today’s show, Uncle Earl celebrates the return of The Prodigal Son to his home and roots of The Big Apple. There will be plenty of knowledge, wisdom, understanding, anecdotes and FUN to be had by all. The mission is to continue spreading the love on the east coast and around the world. Los Angeles was the birthplace of the project and now New York is the launchpad……R U READY!!!!!!!!!!

Special Poetry Readings From The Collection Of Monteque Pope Le Beau

Musical Artists Play List:

Sacki Productions, Blank & Jones, Yea Big, Dj N-Joy ft. The Uncle Earl, The Miracles, Siedah Garrett ft. Kathy Sledge, The Closers, VenueConnection, Mr. Roots ft. Barry Solone, Miss Mikaila, Bogdan Zamfir, Kriswontwo ft. Georgia Anne Muldrow, Oh-No, El Da Sensei, Bobby Earth and Stacy Epps, Eric James, David Cooler, Jordy Briard.

Special Thanks:

 

Radioactive Broadcasting Network, Music Xray, Revitalized Records Holland,  Metal Postcard Records, LinkedIn, Soul Tracks, Music & Film, Donald Tyler, Monteque Pope Le Beau.

Air Date 9/14/15

 

Broadcast #250

 

Duration 1:53:17

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R U READY COVER

Dreams Do Come True Through Perseverance, Focus, Drive, Passion & Discipline.

It Also Takes A Village To Nurture The Dream.

I Want To Thank All My Family, Friends, Fans, Fellow Artists & Angels For Their Continued Support.

The Akademia Awards Have Been A Godsend And This Is Only The Beginning!

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S-Pulse Radio- Seoul, South Korea
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