Joseph Gordon-Levitt set to take hitRECord to school


Joseph Gordon-Levitt has already had an amazing 2012. Not only was he one of the best things in The Dark Knight Rises, but he killed it in Looper, and he’s set to bask in greatness in Steven Spielberg’s Lincoln, playing the son of Daniel Day-Lewis’ president. As anyone who saw his recent hosting gig on Saturday Night Live, though, the 31-year-old is not one to rest on his laurels and stop taking chances. Beginning Nov. 13, Gordon-Levitt will embark on a six-city college tour with his collaborative art project, hitRECord. Tickets go on sale today.

Gordon-Levitt launched his unique artistic experiment as a website back in 2005, inviting artists of all types and talents to contribute to creative projects. Soon, the site grew into a real production company that yielded short films, music videos, and books that have since become elements of the hitRECord live shows, which Gordon-Levitt has brought to such high-profile venues as the Sundance Film Festival.

The hitRECord show that comes to campuses next month (schedule below) will be the most polished and hi-tech that Gordon-Levitt has ever presented. He recently announced partnerships with Levi’s and Sony Electronics that will make his live show even more dynamic: in addition to financial support, Sony Electronics are donating their cameras so that members of the audience can shoot professional-grade footage of the show.

Listen to Gordon-Levitt explain more below:


Cage the Elephant | Starry Nights Festival 2012: Bowling Green, KY

Cage the Elephant Stage Manager & Backline Technician
Production Crew for Artist

Featuring Artists: Cage The Elephant, Portugal. The Man, Manchester Orchestra, MiMOSA, Justin Townes Earle, The Whigs, Sleeper Agent, Moon Taxi, JEFF The Brotherhood, Margot & The Nuclear So and So's, Morning Teleportation, Wild Belle, Space Capone, PUJOL, The Kingston Springs, Five Knives, Bad Cop

Cage The Elephant talks about the return of Starry Nights Music Festival and it's Line-up to Bowling Green, Kentucky on the weekend of September 28-29, 2012. For ticket info and more, visit

SummerStage 2012 | Central Park's Rumsey Playfield: NYC

Production & Stage Management

Featuring Artists: Bobby Womack, Willis Earl Beal, 10th Cine Fest Petrobras Brasil NY, Live Performance by Sandra de Sá, Full Film Screening of the new Raul Seixas documentary: RAUL, The New York Pops with Ozomatli, Joey Arias, Dawes, Kurt Vile and The Violators, The Blue Note Jazz Festival featuring Groove Theory, Soulive, Riq and Rah with Strings (Black Thought + Rahzel), DJ Questlove, Comedy Central: Indecision in the Park with The Daily Show stars and writers: Rory Albanese, Wyatt Cenac, Adam Lowitt, Al Madrigal, John Oliver & Kristen Schaal - Hosted by John Hodgman, Alabama Shakes, Diamond Rugs, Robert Ellis, Workmen’s Circle Yiddishfest 2012 – Singing for a Better World featuring The Klezmatics, SoCalled, Daniel Kahn and The Painted Bird, Joshua Nelson, NYT-Folksbiene’s “Soul to Soul”, Yiddish Princess, Limón Dance Company with musical guest Paquito D’Rivera, CBGB Festival, SummerStage Kids Family Day with Justin Roberts and The Not So Ready for Naptime Players, Ill Style & Peace Productions, The New York Chinese Cultural Center, The Bindlestiff Family Cirkus, Latin Alternative Music Conference w/Mala Rodríguez, Profetas, Ximena Sariñana, Latin Alternative Music Conference w/Kinky, Los Auténticos Decadentes, 3Ball MTY, DJ Raff, A Guthrie Family Reunion: Celebrating Woody Guthrie’s 100 Birthday with Arlo Guthrie, Abe Guthrie, Cathy Guthrie, Annie Guthrie, Sara Lee Guthrie and Johnny Irion, The Upright Citizens Brigade presents The All-Stars of Improv, Bebel Gilberto, Criolo, Flávio Renegado, DJ Béco Dranoff, Orchestre Poly-Rythmo, SMOD, Bibi Tanga and the Selenites, DJ Chief Boima, The Metropolitan Opera, Summer Recital Series, Gary Clark Jr, GIVERS, Héctor “El Torito”  Acosta, DJ Lobo, Alex Sensation, “The Power of the Trinity” a play by Roland Wolf; Directed by Alfred Preisser; Music by Tomás Doncker, Camille A. Brown & Dancers with Imani Uzuri, Malcolm Low Formal Structure, Amadou & Mariam, Theophilus London, 5th Annual Gospel Explosion featuring Hezekiah Walker and Friends, Vashawn Mitchell, Le’Andria Johnson, James Fortune & F.I.Y.A., Carolina Chocolate Drops, Buckwheat Zydeco, Abigail Washburn, The Fourth Annual R&B Fest featuring Eric Benét and more, Goapele, Yolanda Zama, Film Screening: “Come Back Africa”, Koresh Dance Company, BalletX, Dancin’ Downtown at The Joyce Contest Winner, Australia Day featuring Megan Washington, Emma Donavan, DJ Ashley Feraude with Jonty Hall, Jamaica’s 50th Anniversary of Independence Celebration featuring Inner Circle, Israel Vibration, The Mighty Diamonds, DJ Carter Van Pelt

Alabama Shakes / Diamond Rugs / Robert Ellis - 6/24/12 - Rumsey Playfield, Central Park


Atlanta Jazz Festival 2012 | Piedmont Park: Atlanta, GA

Production / Stage Manager
Production Support for Rival Entertainment

Featuring Artists: Andre Rievers, Benjamin E. Mays Jazz Orchestra (1st Place, Youth Jazz Band Competition), Cyrus Chestnut Trio, Dwight Andrews, Edy Martinez Jazz Orchestra, Ernest EC3 Coleman, Grace Kelly Quintet, Grégoire Maret, Jason Orr (Late Night Jazz Jam), JC Young Middle School Jazz Ensemble (4th Place, Youth Jazz Band Competition), Jennifer Freeman (Kickoff Cabaret), Johnny O’Neal (Kickoff Cabaret), Kathleen Bertrand, Laura Coyle Quintet, Lionel Loueke Trio, Mace Hibbard, Marea Alta, Martin Luther King, Jr High School Big Band (3rd Place, Youth Jazz Band Competition), Mausiki Scales & the Common Ground Collective, Melvin Jones, Mushy Widmaier, Nadav Remez / Omer Avital Quintet, Ojeda Penn, Rialto Jazz for Kids, Robert Glasper Experiment, Roy Ayers, Russell Gunn and Elektrik Butterfly, Saunders Sermons, Son Jazzy Orchestra, Tito Puente, Jr & Orchestra, Tropical Breeze Steel Band, Woodland High School Jazz Band (2nd Place, Youth Jazz Band Competition), Yolanda Rabun


Hangout Festival 2012 | Gulf Shores, AL

Stage Management & Backline Technician Services for Artist:

Cage The Elephant

Featuring Artists: Dave Matthews Band, Red Hot Chili Peppers, Jack White, The String Cheese Incident, Wilco, Skrillex, The Flaming Lips, Chris Cornell, Dispatch, Kaskade, Steve Winwood, STS9, Umphrey's McGee, Gogol Bordello, Michael Franti & Spearhead, Mac Miller, Flogging Molly, Coheed and Cambria, Paul Oakenfold, G. Love and Special Sauce, Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zeros, Randy Newman, Young The Giant, Dr. Dog, Cage The Elephant, Dawes, Alabama Shakes, M. Ward, Yelawolf, Switchfoot, Rebelution, Julian Marley, Zeds Dead, Mavis Staples, Shpongle, The Greyboy Allstars, Gary Clark Jr, Allen Stone, Big Freedia and the Divas, The Devil Makes Three, Paper Diamond Futurebirds, Tribal Seeds, Delta Spirit, Heartless Bastards, Hey Rosetta!, Sleeper Agent, Givers, The Lumineers, Archnemesis, Rich Aucoin, Jamie Bergeron and the Kickin' Cajuns