Slashathon, an artist-focused hackathon

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“SLASHATHON”

POWERED BY GEEKLIST

FIRST-EVER ARTIST-FOCUSED HACKATHON ON

WEDNESDAY, MARCH 12

AT CAPITAL FACTORY IN AUSTIN, TX

SLASH

BRAM COHEN(BitTorrent) AND BEN PARR (DominateFund)

WILL JUDGE HACKS ONSITE AT MUSIC WEEK IN AUSTIN DURING SXSW 2014

 

The Grammy-winning, iconic guitarist and Rock and Roll Hall of Fame artist SLASH is heading to music week in Austin during SXSW 2014 to launch SLASHATHON, the first-ever artist-focused hackathon. Powered by Geeklist,  SLASHATHON is a hackathon where developers create applications and technology within a 12-hour period. The music-oriented SLASHATHON will offer developers a unique challenge to create solutions for artists to engage their communities for an album release. SLASHATHON will take place Wednesday, March 12 at Capital Factory (701 Brazos St., STE 1601, Austin, TX).

 

The SLASHATHON GRAND PRIZE includes a Gibson guitar autographed by SLASH, $1,000 dollars, AND the opportunity to have SLASH use the winning hack with the release of his new album, coming out in late 2014. The judges for SLASHATHON will be SLASH himself, Bram Cohen, Chief Scientist & Founder of BitTorrent, and Ben Parr, Co-founder & Managing Partner, DominateFund.

 

REGISTER FOR THE SLASHATHON AT: WWW.SLASHATHON.COM. *SXSW badges are not required to participate. APIs available to developers to build with include Aviary, Dolby, Leap Motion, Gimbal, Raspberry Pi, Codio.io, Elasticsearch, Mad Mimi, Yellow API and Lob. Furthr.la, and Geeklist will provide mentorship for all participants.

 

SLASHATHON

Wednesday, March 12

@ Capital Factory, Austin

8:30 AM: Registration

9:00 AM: API presentations

10:00 AM: Hacking begins

1:30 PM: Lunch

7:00 PM: Presentations

8:30: Awards

 

                                               

A pioneer in blending tech and music, SLASH launched his first two music apps “Slash360” and “Slash AmpliTube” to promote the Apocalyptic Love album (2012) featuring his band Myles Kennedy and The Conspirators. The critically acclaimed album Apocalyptic Love earned SLASH his two first-ever #1 rock radio hits“You’re A Lie” and “Standing In The Sun–and stormed onto the Billboard Top 200 Albums Chart at #4, marking the top rock debut for that week. Last year, SLASH also partnered with the Swedish company Rovio–creator of the popular mobile game Angry Birds–to create a theme song for the “Angry Birds Space.”  SLASH and his band Myles Kennedy and The Conspirators are currently in the studio working on a new album to be released in the fall of 2014.

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PledgeMusic Campaign for the Nothing Left To Fear Soundtrack

“As a co-producer of both the motion picture Nothing Left To Fear and the soundtrack to the film, I’ve been heavily involved in every step of the creation of both the film and the score. I’ve decided to make this soundtrack exclusively available on PledgeMusic as a way to gain a more personal interaction with you guys, the fans. I am a huge fan of horror films ever since i was a little kid in England, and now I’m excited to share the process of what goes into creating projects like this.

Anyone who pledges will not only have access to behind the scenes interviews, early looks at soundtrack art, and exclusive signed items, but you will also have access to a live chat where I’ll answer some of your questions about the film, the score, and everything that’s been happening along the way. As a bonus, we’re going to give you one song from the soundtrack as soon as you pledge.” – SLASH  iiii]; )’

The album will be available for pre-order exclusively at http://www.pledgemusic.com/slash. When fans pledge and pre-order the album, they will gain access to one-of-a-kind experiences with SLASH, as well as merchandise for the film.

For more information on all packages available, click http://www.pledgemusic.com/slash.

 

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Help Slash find an old friend…

 

A note from Slash:

“I’m trying to find a Les Paul that I used  back in the early 90′s. I’ve since lost track of it. It was an 1989/90 Gibson Goldtop, serial #70854. I always loved that guitar and would be interested in buying it back from whomever has it…. I’ll make it worth their while”

If you have any information on the location of this guitar, please email SlashGibsonGoldtop@gmail.com

Slash goldtop

 

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Slash X Ron English limited edition bust sculpture

The cover art for Slash’s first solo album was created by the one and only artist, Ron English, who has now re-created a fiberglass bust of that image. In collaboration with the prestigious Hong Kong sculpture house, Garage Works, the approximately 15″ tall English Slash bust is being released on April 8th, and there will only be 10 pieces available.

Sculptures will be available on April 8th starting at 12noon EST here: http://bit.ly/XcyvF3

Slash ron English

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“Anastasia” interactive video with guitar tabs

Check out the new interactive video player for “Anastasia” which includes guitar tabs for the entire song.

On top of that, Guitar World is running an Anastasia guitar cover contest where you can enter to win a guitar signed by Slash.  Click Here for more information on the contest: http://bit.ly/WaNe1V

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Slash and Angry Birds #slashbird

Click here to check out Mashable’s exclusive interview with Slash and be sure to check out the video interview below where Slash explains his involvement with the recent Angry Birds Space update

 

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New video for “Anastasia”

Check out the brand new video for the song “Anastasia”, featuring live footage from a few of the 2012 tour dates around the world

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So Long Sin City

Check out the song “So Long Sin City” that Slash composed with Mark Lanegan for the film, This Is Not A Movie (2011), directed by Olalla Rubio, and starring Edward Furlong, Peter Coyote, Miguel Ferrer, and more
 

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Grand prize winner of Guitar Center onstage: Mach22

Slash and Guitar Center are pleased to announce Philadelphia, PA based rock band MACH22 as the grand prize winner of the fourth installment of Guitar Center OnStage. One of 20 bands selected to open a stop on the 2012 Apocalyptic Love tour, MACH22 made their “OnStage” debut at the Showboat Hotel & Casino in Atlantic City, NJ in September.  Thousands entered for the chance to score these few, coveted opening gigs, hoping for the chance to eventually earn Guitar Center’s OnStage grand prize, but ultimately only one could win.  Now, after months of touring and much deliberation, MACH22 have been named the Grand Prize winners.

Guitar Center Onstage Grand Prize Package Includes:

  • $10k in guitars from Gibson and Epiphone
  • A $5k shopping spree at Guitar Center
  • New gear and products from Ernie Ball, Zoom, Dunlop, Monster Cable, Pro-Mark, Orange County Drums and Percussion, and Converse.
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European tour – February 2013

Slash ft. Myles Kennedy and The Conspirators are heading back to Europe in February, 2013.  Be sure to check out the tour dates to see if they’re coming to your city.

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