“CYPRESS HILL: Live from Austin”

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Tune in to the AUDIENCE Network special “Cypress Hill: Live from Austin” airing Friday, August 12, at 9:00 PM ET/PT on DIRECTV Ch 239/U-verse Ch 1114. The electrifying rooftop performance and interview with theiconic, multi-platinum, hip-hop group was filmed live this past March in Austin, TXCypress Hill is currently on a worldwide tour celebrating the25th Anniversary of the band’s self-titled debut album (released August 13, 1991).
  
AUDIENCE Network‘s new music slate continues to deliver groundbreaking concerts, unique stories and exclusive performances across all genres, plus select programming in ultra high-definition/4K*, to audiences nationwide since multiple series began airing this past January. Recent concert specials include: CeeLo Green, Hank Williams Jr., Cheap Trick, Peter Frampton, Flo Rida, Martina McBride, Lukas Graham, Kelsea Ballerini, Fall Out Boy and Panic! at the Disco2 Chainz, Keith Urban, The Lumineers, Cole Swindell, Dan + Shay, Josh Kelley and others. New shows premiere via national broadcast Friday at 8:00 PM ET/PT on DIRECTV Ch 239/U-verse Ch 1114,as well as streaming on directv.com, uverse.com and on smartphones and tablets, via the DIRECTV and U-verse apps.**
 
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Cypress Hill‘s self-titled debut album came out in 1991 and sold over 2 million copies. They followed that with the release of the triple-platinum album Black Sunday, which saw the group crossing-over to mainstream with their mega-hit “Insane in the Brain.” Being the first Latino-American hip-hop group to have RIAA certified platinum and multi-platinum albums, Cypress Hill is widely respected as one of the most important groups in hip-hop history. The GRAMMY® nominated, record-setting group has sold over18 million albums worldwide and is considered to be amongst the main progenitors of West Coast rap and hip-hop in the early 1990s. With their debut album still at the top of the charts, they became the first rap group to have 2 albums in the Top 10 of the Billboard 200 at the same time when their second album, Black Sunday, debuted at #1 on the Billboard 200 in 1993.Black Sunday also broke records as the highest SoundScan recording for a rap group up until that time.
For more information on CYPRESS HILL, visit: Official Fan Club:http://cypresshill.wun.io/, Website:  www.CypressHill.com, Facebook:https://www.facebook.com/cypresshill and Twitter: https://twitter.com/cypresshill.
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An avid drummer whose discography includes albums on Digital Nations (a Steve Vai imprint), music critic Louis Raphael has always kept a pulse on the San Francisco music scene. After many years as the San Francisco Music Examiner for Examiner.com and AXS.com, he decided to start Music in SF® as a way to showcase what the San Francisco music scene really has to offer.