Bang! Music Fest In Miami


Billy Corgan - Smashing Pumpkins
Haddad Productions, the promoters for the Bang! Music Festival, have announced their 2007 event is set for the Bayfront Park Amphitheater in Miami and will be extended to two days. The southeast's newest and most diverse music event will take place Saturday, November 10 and Sunday, November 11 and is anchored by headliners Smashing Pumpkins and Kanye West.

Confirmed for Saturday, November 10 is Kanye West along with The Roots, Kevens and Chromeo. Headlining Sunday, November 11 is The Smashing Pumpkins - in their only Florida appearance this year - with Spoon, Riverboat Gamblers, The Bravery and Automatic Loveletter supporting. Unlike last year's Bang! - which featured a diverse roster of major rock and alternative acts along with a heavy dance music lineup set over three outdoor stages and two massive tents - 2007's participating talents will perform on one main stage. The full lineup of 30 expected acts will follow at a later date.

The BANG! MUSIC FESTIVAL debuted in 2005 with a heavy dance music lineup representing artists from all different facets of the genre with live performances by Fischerspooner, Front 242, Brazilian Girls, VHS or BETA and Chicks On Speed as well as a heavy-hitter DJ line-up that included ATB, Judge Jules, DJ Icey, Bad Boy Bill and over 40 more turntable talents. 2006's bill diversified with such acts as Duran Duran, Daft Punk, Gnarls Barkley, Modest Mouse, Kinky, Tiƫsto, "Junior Gong" Marley and more, with Evelyn McDonnell of the Miami Herald stating in her review: "...the BANG! Music Festival finally struck a chord with South Florida concertgoers Saturday night at Bicentennial Park. Approximately 20,000 colorfully garbed celebrants turned out to hear more than 50 dance, alternative, Latin, rock, and reggae acts on five stages" (11/13/06).

Tickets for the BANG! MUSIC FESTIVAL go on sale Saturday, September 1 at 10:00 a.m. ET and can be purchased through They will be available at $75 per day pre-sale and $250 per day for VIP.

[Published on: 9/25/07]

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O1Roggae Wed 9/26/2007 11:57AM
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sounds like a rager... not

delaneyira star Wed 9/26/2007 12:45PM
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what a waste of time writing this up... Jambase, stop reporting on pop music. No one cares about smashing pumpkins and kanye west. And if you respond to this post saying that you do in fact care about them... well stop coming to jambase and stick to rolling stone... when i first came to this site there was way better reporting on the bands that i wanted to hear about and there wasnt reporting on the rubbish corporate bands... If you care about the scene jambase, you shouldnt even mention when corporate bands announce stuff, and make a huge deal when real bands do stuff. And by real music i mean music that takes practice to play. If you cant do that change your name, to MTV...

ski_bum_9684 Wed 9/26/2007 01:16PM
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So, Jambase should censor out certian bands, not report some festivals because they might not be 'jammy' enough? Sounds like Nazi Germany to me.

Report it all - more information is a good thing. And don't hate... it's the Pumpkings, after all.

Iloveitall starstarstarstarstar Wed 9/26/2007 01:32PM
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I want to know about this. Thanks JB for posting as much music news as possible. If they only posted on jambands there would be like 2 news items a week and the same people would be crying that there wasn't enough new content...

Also, I think the "Jam Scene" died in like 2002... Times to move on.

cuttyfives Wed 9/26/2007 03:27PM
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i would like to know about the Pumpkins and Kanye. Kanye West fuckin rocks, he has produced some of the sickest albums to date, including his own releases. There is a reason Kanye is where he is, he is dope. Ive never seen a west show live, but his albums get played anytime i have some women over to party. A little Beirut, a couple shots, some kanye bangers and BAM, everyone is shaking ass. I dont bust out 25 min. version of YEM to get the party started, although sometimes I'd like too. delanyira-you sound like a damn idiot... what about the scene man...fuck corporations...hahaha, reminds of the southpark episode everytime. And I saw the pumpking in chicago in 96 (100% sober) and it was easily one of the sickest live shows ive seen, ranking far better than most (def. not all though) panic, phish, cheese and sts9 shows ive seen. 100% better than any of the 12 umph ive seen.

cuttyfives Wed 9/26/2007 03:35PM
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If I didnt live in Chicago I would be living in MIami FOR SURE, good vibes, huge racks, nice weather, great fishin

FreeHawk Wed 9/26/2007 03:54PM
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I can see both sides on the changing Jambase debate. Without the bands and fans in the "jam scene"this site would not be here. Check the archives. I never cared for the whole jamband term myself. I always saw this "scene" as the same deal that kids in the late 60's and 70's had with so many great bands and musicians. I honestly never thought Id see jambase cover articles about bands like Smashing Pumpkins. Back in middle school kids could cover their music. I do give them credit for turning me off to bad over hyped music like theirs and turning me on to the great bands that didnt have to sell there souls or look cool on mtv to do what they love.

twain Wed 9/26/2007 07:44PM
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sorry, but this is mundainly weak. lets foucus on GOOD music. the children are waiting.

twain Wed 9/26/2007 07:49PM
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sorry, but this is mundainly weak. lets foucus on GOOD music. the children are waiting.

kcbattles Thu 9/27/2007 12:04AM
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This festival kicked ass last year, and with The Roots, the Pumpkins, and Kanye will be even better. Just a word of advice to all the "true jam-band" fans out there; Expand your horizons! There is way more (and often times better) music out there other than only "jam bands". The music you all shun now most of the time is more fresh and creative than "jam bands" are. Jam bands tend to follow more patterns and trends more than other musicians these days. Listen closely to current "jam bands" and prove to me they don't follow the same pattern that Phish and other bands before them have laid down, or following electronic music patterns (Bisco anyone?). "Jam bands" bite more of others style than a lot of other musicians who aren't trapped by the "jam band" label or style of music. How often can you hear a band build over 8 or 16 measures as a "jam" before it gets repetitive? Check out some new styles, and find the beauty in them. That's what brought you to the "jam band" scene anyway, don't get stuck in it. As a last rambling thought, kudos to for understanding the majority of their visitors and catering to the diversity they now represent. Keep up the good work, Jambase, and don't stop enlightening me to all fresh new music, regardless of the style.

delaneyira star Thu 9/27/2007 07:58AM
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CUTTYFIVES obviously judges his music with his eyes more than his ears... and to that comment about if they only wrote on jam stuff there would only be 2 bands to report on, thats rubbish, that concept in your stupid head is a result of the piss poor coverage of musicians... Pumpkins arent the worst ill admit. Cuttyfives, im sorry, kanye? dope? nice choice of words bro. what instrument does he play? kanye is a moron, and he is a product of the bs music industry, think about it, honestly. Without the promotion he has gotten you wouldnt even know who he was. When a rapper says he produced this or that, all it really means is he was in the room while musicians were making the record. Read frank zappa's book, he explains how bullshit pop music is...

rpetz Thu 9/27/2007 11:45AM
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I have read Frank Zappa's Book. And Frank pointed out how bullshit the business of pop music was. Not the music itself. To the contrary of your post, I think Frank would want as much coverage of all types of music and music festivals at Jambase. As far as attacking Kanye you're way off base. A promoter buddy of my mine was arguing with an artist after a performance here in Chicago, (The Gadiel's know of whom I speak.) It was over something stupid like reciepts for the food or $100 on the back end, or something. But, in the end it came to this......."One cannot blame the artist for turning their talent....into their business, it's all they have." Kanye just appears to be a better business man. Can't knock him for that. And yes, there should be more dance music covered on this community. BANG was and still is, to some extent, a DANCE fest. So go dance your ass off.

gmoo Thu 9/27/2007 11:49AM
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There isn't enough jazz coverage on this site because people choose to write articles like this. Bottom line. Someone made a choice, and this was it.

gmoo Thu 9/27/2007 11:51AM
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I'm not knocking the writer of these piece, but there are conscious 'pop' choices that are made by the editors of this site. How many articles did they have about The Police this summer?

Cleofus Thu 9/27/2007 03:02PM
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i wonder if the people who bitch about coverage for non "jambands" are really as musically closeminded as they appears. Music is music is music. Stop your fucking bitching all the time. If your tired of coverage for non "jam" bands then go somewhere else, or don't read the damn article. I come to this site not for coverage of jambands (personally i could care less about the majority of stories on these bands) but come here because it is a great source for concerts as well as good reviews and articles on a multitude of bands. There is no jam scene, it's just a bunch of crusties and fratties meeting up with their friends for the umpteenth Panic show. Stretch out, try going to see a band that you have not already seen 500 times. As for knocking hip hop and saying that "When a rapper says he produced this or that, all it really means is he was in the room while musicians were making the record" you obviously are a moron and have no clue what you are talking about. Hip Hop producers create the beats and soundscapes that the mcs then rhyme over. But then again you wouldn't know that because your too busy drooling over Umphrey's Magee or crying over Phish not reuniting. Praises to Jambase for venturing past the stagnant Jam bullshit!!

cuttyfives Thu 9/27/2007 03:58PM
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you bash my choice of words...go back to england you Euro piece of shit "rubbish" what kind of dickhead says rubbish other than some pussy Euro. You have no fuckin clue how rap is made or what it means to produce an album. All of Kaynes production is DOPE, including the COmmon albums HE produced, Jay Z albums he produced, his own albums and so on. Piss poor coverage of muscians? remove your head from your posterior, this site + others as well as great file sharing programs such as soulseek allow for great coverage and discussions of muscians. And also, eat a dick shithead.

singmh Fri 9/28/2007 02:46PM
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damian "junior gong" marlaey will be there....dont know what the first poster nutbags were talking about...looks like a good time