Dr. John, Galactic, And More Of New Orleans’ Finest To Honor Allen Toussaint At Hollywood Bowl Salute

first_imgLos Angeles’s Hollywood Bowl is hosting a “Yes We Can: An Allen Toussaint Salute” on July 20. The NOLA musician will be honored by New Orleans’ finest: Dr. John & the Night Trippers, contemporary funk powerhouse Galactic, and of course The Allen Toussaint Band, with special guests.Dr. John, Nevilles, Jon Batiste & More Pay Tribute To Allen Toussaint At Jazz FestThe performances will be joined by the iconic voices of Irma Thomas, known as the “Soul Queen of New Orleans,” and legendary percussionist Cyril Neville as special guests throughout the evening. The night is sure to be special, as New Orleans’ finest come together to celebrate the life of an extraordinary musician. Tickets currently available here.Watch Allen Toussaint perform a beautiful “Southern Nights” in 2011:[H/T JamBase]last_img read more

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Man Missing After Camp Bisco Found Alive In Swamp

first_imgLoad remaining images Last weekend marked the annual Camp Bisco Festival, with hosts The Disco Biscuits welcoming thousands of fans and dozens of performers to Montage Mountain in Pennsylvania. While most fans enjoyed the music of artists like Lettuce, STS9, Odesza, Zed’s Dead, Lotus and more, one individual seemingly had a hard time over the weekend.When the festival ended last Saturday, a 20-year-old attendee named Collin Burns from New Jersey was reported missing on the following day. Burns, whose father is Lt. John Burns, was last seen Sunday morning at a music festival in Scranton. Authorities eventually located the man, and, according to NBC 10 Philadelphia, he was found in a nearby swamp, “buried to his waist in water and mud.”While Burns was taken to a hospital, authorities reported that he was alert upon discovery. The news report ends with the most telling line of all: “It wasn’t immediately clear how Burns ended up in the swamp.”Photos From Camp Bisco by Djivan Schapira:last_img read more

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HeadCount Co-Founders Marc Brownstein & Andy Bernstein Discuss Effecting Change, One Show At A Time

first_imgIf you’ve been to any concerts or festivals over the last 12 years, chances are you’ve encountered HeadCount. The non-profit organization, founded in 2004, aims to get young people across the country registered to vote by reaching them where they already are–at concerts and on the Internet. As we head into the home stretch of the highly contentious 2016 election season, HeadCount and its vast network of volunteers and collaborators have ramped up their efforts, implementing a slew of new initiatives and technologies to engage the electorate and get out the vote.We sat down with HeadCount founders Andy Bernstein (author of The Pharmer’s Almanac) and Marc Brownstein (Disco Biscuits), to talk about HeadCount–from its origins, to its mission, to its past and present initiatives–as well as Brownstein’s upcoming [Br]eaking [Bi]scuits collaboration at Brooklyn Comes Alive.L4LM: Can you take me through the beginning of HeadCount—how the idea came about, how you got started?Andy Bernstein: It was 12 years ago, in 2004. And it was a time when a lot of people were asking themselves ‘what can I do to make a difference?’ It was kind of the height of the Iraq war. This was also at a time where very fresh in everyone’s memory was Florida, and how it was decided by less than 600 votes [in 2000], so there was a real sense that every vote mattered. So I had that moment of asking myself what I could do. I had the idea for HeadCount and emailed Marc about it and he responded with two words: ‘I’m in’.’ So he and I got it started together.Marc, obviously, is in the Disco Biscuits. I had been a part of the jam community since college, and had written a book about Phish called The Pharmer’s Almanac, so Marc and I both knew a lot about sort of how our community works, and grassroots marketing within the music world. So we just sort of applied that to creating a voter registration group. And we always had a vision—something we really talked about a lot from day one—that voter registration was just the first step. Our goal was to make the world reflect the values of the music community. I think the music community just has certain inherent values—a sense of togetherness, loving thy neighbor—and if the world was more like a music festival, it would be a better place in a lot of ways. It’s a place where people work together, it’s a place of joy, it’s a place of art, it’s a place of respect. So the idea was ‘let’s harness the power of the music scene into something really meaningful, starting with getting everyone out to the polls.’So we got it started, and we got Bob Weir involved very early on. Al Schnier of moe. was instrumental in making it happen. We put together a board of directors, and I can honestly say we had no idea what we were doing. But we made it work: we registered nearly 50,000 people that year. It’s really become something that is just bigger and grander than we could have ever imagined. Going into this election we have a full time staff of 10 people working on many different projects to get the vote out. And its just been a real adventure.L4LM: Obviously it’s a fantastic thing that you’re doing, something that everyone really appreciates. Using this music community we have to do something positive for the greater good.Marc Brownstein: Yea. I think really Andy nailed it. The key element to me was that we had all been employing guerilla street team marketing practices for our businesses, and that that was how this whole scene had been built—with dedicated volunteers, dating back to the days of the tapers taping shows and disseminating the music across the country, all the way into the modern “street team” era we came up in, where there were hundreds of volunteers on the ground taking marketing materials right to where people were at the concerts. Without these strategies (and a few other things like Andy dropping our name in the Pharmer’s Almanac), the Disco Biscuits wouldn’t have been what they were at that time.So we took all of these strategies and, just like Andy said, applied them to voter registration. At the time there wasn’t really anyone going to the concerts and registering voters face-to-face in the field, and we were very effective at not only organizing volunteers, but also training people and teaching them how to reach out in the field. And that has become the backbone of what HeadCount is about–the field activities and the thousands and thousands of volunteers organizing themselves, with the help of just Headcount’s small staff. We don’t have a staffer in every town across America, but we have these volunteers who are doing this for the greater good. That was the key—Andy called, and we said what can we do? What are we good at? So we just applied what we were good at to these social causes.L4LM: Moving forward in the HeadCount timeline, can you give me a little background about the initiatives you guys got started with and the early events you threw–like the Katrina Benefit in ‘05–and how you began to broaden the scope of what HeadCount was doing. MB: One of the things that the Katrina Benefit was symbolic of just was what HeadCount is capable of doing in terms of going beyond voter registration. Even when we get through an election cycle, we still have this great organization—a foundation of thousands of people out there—and we’re often able to collaborate with musicians to throw other types of charity events. There’s been this series of concert events we’ve done surrounding elections, and we’ve had so many great artists play to help raise awareness for the cause, and also to help raise money to run the organization.For example, all of us in the Disco Biscuits were like ‘we want to help, we want to do something.’ And it’s the easiest thing for us to go to HeadCount or HeadCount to come to us and say hey do you want to do this initiative, like we did with the Bisco Power Mission in 2010. We did a benefit show for them at the Brooklyn Bowl in Brooklyn where we raised money to install solar panels on a school in Philadelphia called the Greenfield School. And that was a benefit where Andy knew what kinds of initiatives and causes would get us in the Disco Biscuits excited, and came up with an initiative specifically directed to us where we could help do something that was tangible.AB: One of the really fun things about HeadCount has been that roughly once a year we throw a special event. And we only throw special events. We only do events that we really believe in, and are really unique, and are sort of created out of a magical opportunity that presents itself.Marc mentioned the Bisco Power Mission. Another one that is a great one to talk about now is, in 2012, we did something called the Bridge Session at Bob Weir’s TRI Studios where we introduced Bob to members of The National, and they played together. They had never met before, never collaborated then, and a Brooklyn musician named Josh Kaufman was brought in by The National to be the musical director.It was this really magical event at the studio. The music was absolutely phenomenal, it was webcast live on Yahoo. And one of the things that came out of it was that Bobby and Josh started talking about recording cowboy songs. Cut to a little over 4 years later, Weird ends up releasing his first album in over 10 years with Josh and members of The National, and everyone is now hearing the songs that were conceived there. So that’s something, to stop and think that we helped create art. Bobby hadn’t done an album in a decade, and we brought him together with musicians who inspired him in this way. And it all started with this idea of a Bridge Session, a session that was about bringing the parties together. We also did a talk between sets with Bobby and John Perry Barlow and the former governor of Louisiana where we all talked politics. So we’ve just had this very unique run where HeadCount gets to be this creative and personal outlet for a lot of people in our community while also registering voters.We’re about to pass our record for events in a year (1,170). We set up tables at more concerts than any nonprofit in the world. No one else has this network that has been built from the ground up by our volunteers. We have 15,000 volunteers in our database, we have over 50 active street teams, and for a lot of people that’s what they know HeadCount to be. But when Marc and I get together to dream up things, it’s a creative outlet, it’s a very deeply personal thing. We’re not necessarily thinking “oh, how many concerts were we at this week,” we’re thinking about the one volunteer who we had an amazing conversation with about how HeadCount has gotten in touch with their abilities as a leader, or we’re thinking about how musicians have supported us in such creative ways. Or we’re thinking about the next thing that we’re gonna do in the tech or the social media space to push things forward. It comes down to movement building, and all the myriad things that can drive change. And it’s art, and it’s organizing, and it’s strategy, and creativity, and even 12 years later we’re in this place where we just get really excited about these crazy ideas and schemes we come up with to get the vote out and make the music community a place where people can really contribute. L4LM: This being an election year, you guys were extremely active all summer. I personally saw your big campaigns on Dead & Company tour, at LOCKN’, and a bunch of other places. Can you tell us a little about your efforts this summer as a whole? I was looking at the numbers from your efforts on Dead & Co tour, for example, and it’s pretty incredible the amount of people you were able to engage and get registered.AB: Absolutely. What we did with Dead & Company this year was one of our real crowning achievements, and it really touches on everything that’s important to us. For the last four years, HeadCount has developed something called “Participation Row” that started at LOCKN’, and its sort of our version of a festival “social action village.” We’ve learned so much over the years about what works that we were able to apply all of it. It works when fans have a reason to visit the nonprofits, when it’s interactive and activity oriented. It works when we can raise money that all the non-profits share.So we’d been doing this at LOCKN’ and elsewhere for years, and then did it at Fare Thee Well last summer. Fare Thee Well was a real high point for HeadCount: we auctioned a guitar for $526,000, and that money got split by 17 non-profit organizations. So we took that act on the road with Dead & Co this year, teamed up with Reverb and a company called Clean Energy Advisors and also D’Angelico Guitars, and made it so that at every single Dead & Co show, there was a village of non-profits.The whole thing kicked off with us hosting the two LGBT equality organizations in NC that were leading the fight agains HB2, and that was very important for the band. The band made a lot of noise about that, they did a $100,000 donation to those groups, and we had those groups fill out over 6,000 postcards to their state assembly rep, and they said it was their most successful event in their history. So we’re able to support causes that are important to the bands, and important to fans.We gave out these beautiful “vote” pins at the shows that had the Dead & Co logo on them, and to get a pin you had to visit 3 non-profits and do an activity at each one. We registered over 2,000 voters. We raised over $169,000 through the guitar auctions that gets split among the various organizations. So if there’s anything that represents HeadCount, it’s that. I’m so glad that you asked about that, because this was all the creativity, all the moving parts driving the vote, and putting peoples’ votes in context. Not just saying “get out and vote”, but ultimately speaking to why voting matters in the first place: It’s important to protect our planet, it’s important that all these causes that are part of the Grateful Dead community have the support of people of power, and that starts with us voting.L4LM: Staying on the subject of the importance of getting involved, I want to ask you something that pertains a little more directly to this year’s election and the political and media circus that’s gone on around it. Do you find it difficult to maintain a neutral, non-partisan stance—which is the official stance of HeadCount—in such a polarizing and divisive political time?MB: Obviously, I have my own personal political views. But it was like two days into this process where it truly became nonpartisan. The first thing we did when we started in 2004 was decide that we had to go non-partisan. It wasn’t about tax status, this is about reaching the most people with the message, this is about engaging people no matter who they are. And I think by day three, I was able to separate my personal views from HeadCount. Over the years we’ve had to maintain that separation between what our personal views and beliefs are and what our mission is, and our mission is to engage as many people in the political process as possible on both sides of the aisle.AB: You know, I always say we’re too busy to be partisan. We’re so focused on the thing’s we’re trying to get done that we don’t really have room for my political beliefs, or Marc’s. I think that where it gets difficult is just being very careful how we talk about things, especially on social media. Because we might be excited about something, or our community might be excited about something, but somebody views it as having a partisan implication. So we’ve learned to kind of have a very tight filter, so we’re not alienating anybody.MB: The truth is, the facts make it so that you don’t necessarily have to have such a tight filter on certain topics. And the reason I say that is that there is a swell of energy around a couple of issues that are uniquely non-partisan issues. For example, the issue of getting big money out of politics was driving both the very-right right and the very-left left in both the primaries. But they still have trouble enacting laws in a partisan congress. But there’s a bunch of issues where, when you actually poll the people of the country, most people agree are non-partisan issues. Legalization [of marijuana] I think is one of those issues; the big money in politics is another. And so we’re able to engage people on both sides. You do have to be careful, but it’s possible to engage people on both sides while also addressing very important, hot-button political and social issues.L4LM: Obviously, we are in the thick of election season. What are the new initiatives you are working on right now to coincide with the election? I read into your “Hello Vote” initiative a little and it seems like a great project. Can you tell me a little about how you got started with that?AB: Not a lot of people know this, but our website is the best hub for voter information out there. There’s all this cool tech on there to make getting voter registration information easier. And a few weeks ago somebody brought us this technology that lets you register to vote via text message. It’s called “Hello Vote” and I started using it, and they had me at “hello.” Such good tech, its so well-done. And what’s really cool about it is with twenty states, it’s hooked up directly to the state’s online voter registration, so you really can truly register by text, you don’t have to sign anything and mail it in. And that’s a big deal.And then for National Voter Registration Day, which you may have seen already, we had hundreds of artists in our network post photos with themselves holding up our “Register to Vote” clipboard with a link that brought people to this Hello Vote platform and let them register. So everyone that posted a photo helped us get this new technology out there and get more people involved.L4LM: So speaking of voter registration day, can you tell me a little about what else you guys had going on for that big push? AB: Sure. One facet was that we had teams in 50 cities going out and registering voters away from concerts. The biggest example of that is we worked with MTV registering voters in Times Square while TRL was on live—they brought TRL back for one day. But we had people out all over the country registering people to vote. Marc, do you want to talk about the origins of that?MB: Yea. In 2004 we started something called Community Outreach Day, and it was an attempt to take our volunteer base and stretch it out of the comfort zone of concerts. For me—I was telling this story the other day—it was one of the most exiting days for me in the whole entire existence of HeadCount. Just picking up a clipboard and going into the inner-city, into Oakland, and standing outside of a grocery store there, spending the whole day meeting people who were not registered to vote and engaging them and getting them registered. It was a totally different demographic than we had been targeting, and there were moments in the day where I had chills. I was almost brought to tears an interaction I had between a mother and the soon-to-be 18 year old kid that she had with her, going grocery shopping. I just said “are you registered to vote?” and she got really, really excited about it, and got her son registered to vote. And there was that moment where we felt like we’re really making an impact in peoples’ lives, on a one-person-at-a-time basis. When you boil it down, each an every one of the almost 400,000 people that we have registered were individual moments, individual interactions. It’s not easy to walk up to someone on the street, interrupt whatever it is they’re doing, engage them, and convince them that this is the time to do it and take action. And that’s been done now hundreds of thousands of times over the last decade. And it’s moving that we’re able to do this.So if Live For Live Music thinks the Dead & Co registration numbers are staggering, the voter registration day numbers are beyond anything that you can imagine. The amount of engagement we got from hundreds of artists reaching out to millions of fans all at the same time–you’re getting hundreds of millions of impressions, and it turns into tens of thousands of voter registrations all in the course of 24 hours. [Note: On this year’s National Voter Registration Day, HeadCount registered 953 people in the field and 20,000 more from their social media campaign (with 12,000 coming on the day itself and the remaining 8,000 in the 2-3 days that followed)]AB: The other thing we rolled out on Voter Registration Day is that we’re working with Pandora. They made it available that there are ads running on Pandora where you can just click through and register to vote. And there’s also specific ads from artists. So if you’re listening to the Phish or Grateful Dead channel, or Dispatch, or Guster, or Amanda Palmer, you’re gonna hear that artist’s voice inviting you to register to vote. Youre gonna see their clipboard photo, and then if you click, you can register to vote by text message. So it just kind of brings together all the things that we’ve worked on to make it so easy and inescapable to register to vote. It makes it native to the music experience. And this will run through the election, getting people not only to register but to come out and vote on Election Day. We’re very excited about this. Pandora really stepped up and is supporting us in a unique way.L4LM: Speaking of getting involved in the political system as a whole, this year, with two relatively unpopular candidates vying for the Presidency, there’s been a lot of push from both sides to get involved and vote not just on the executive race, but all the way down the ticket, down to local elections. What are your feelings on how people can and should get engaged down to the local level?MB: I think it’s a great question, and I think it’s been at the core of the conversation, how to engage the electorate right now with this unique situation. I think you put it nicely–you called them “relative unpopular,” but I think the numbers actually indicate that they’re the two least popular candidates we’ve seen. But you have to remember that this isn’t just a presidential election. If anything, the last 8 years have proven that each of the branches of government can obstruct progress in their own way. Just because you get the President you voted for, doesn’t mean you’re going to get everything you want to happen. That’s why for a lot of states, for example, it’s important to get out to the polls for ballot initiatives, local elections, because they matter. Engaging our volunteers and finding out what the most important issues are on a local level helps them get people involved.Obviously, it’s a circus at the top. The debates are starting, and we’re coming into the home stretch here. I don’t anticipate it’s gonna become any less of a circus. But it is one piece of a bigger puzzle. And when you look at the big picture, the long term picture, I think there’s a much bigger weight put on the presidential elections, when there are elections across the ballot that will end up being deciding factors in how our government legislates over the next four years.AB: As the election comes up, after the registration deadline has passed, we are going to be as active as ever, and really try to educate people about the issues they’re voting for on their ballots, and try to point it all back to the fact the a lot of the answers are in your hand, on your cell phone. You can go to HeadCount.org and find so much information on candidates, where they stand, what’s on your ballot, different issues. This is new for us, and that will be where we pivot once registration is over. There are still so many great bands out on tour. We won’t stop going to shows. We’re just going to switch the conversation to the issues.L4LM: Obviously there will be a bunch of events you’re involved in as the election comes up. I know that both of you are involved in Brooklyn Comes Alive later this month—Andy, with HeadCount, talking to voters, and Marc as a performer. Marc, can you tell me a little about your set and how that came about.MB: Man, I gotta tell you, I get nervous sometimes announcing side projects, because I’ve done it so much over the years, and I know my fanbase is totally focused on the Disco Biscuits–that’s what they really are about. I have so much respect for that, and I understand how that plays when I’m announcing other things. So I’m timid a little when I’m going to do other work, about jamming it down peoples’ throats. But Kunj [Shah, of L4LM] comes up with this idea, and he gets really excited about it, and is like what about “Disco Science”? And I was like ‘ehh.’ And then he came back with what about [Br]eaking [Bi]scuits?! And again I’m like ‘ehh.’ I said what about something like “Synergy” or something? And then I thought about it, and i was like well, that really sucks. So the next day I came back to Kunj and was like, ‘you know what, lets do [Br]eaking [Bi]scuits.’He showed me the Breaking Bad-themed artwork, and I was a little not sure about it, ‘cus I’m never sure about how anything is gonna play. I just want everyone to be happy. Ultimately, we posted the thing, and it went viral—mini-viral—it just blew up, and I could not believe how excited people were for it. And part of that is [Adam] Deitch and Borahm [Lee], everyone loves them. But part of it was just the brilliant name and the brilliant marketing. And it just connected with people. People love Breaking Bad, and it connected. And that’s why I leave the brilliant marketing ideas to the brilliant marketing people, and we worry about the music. And that’s the next step. Borahm gets off Pretty Lights tour in a couple days and we’re gonna start digging in and figuring out what we’re doing exactly. He said he has a few things to send over to me and Aron [Magner] (Disco Biscuits), and I’m really excited about it. It’s gonna be the bomb. Deitch is the best. You know anytime youre playing with Deitch, whatever it is, it’s gonna be great. With those dudes, it’s like butter.L4LM: If it goes well, do you guys have plans to take this [Br]eaking [Bi]scuits concept further and do any more shows, or is this just gonna be a Brooklyn Comes Alive thing?MB: Well, I think it was just too positive of a response to not do it again. So I think there’s been some talks to do something in Colorado, or a couple markets in the northeast.L4LM: That sounds like some very good news for a lot of our readers. Don’t forget to visit the HeadCount table the next time you’re at a show and get registered to vote next month. In a political climate as controversial as today’s, every vote truly does make a difference. And don’t miss Marc Brownstein with [Br]eaking [Bi]scuits at Brooklyn Comes Alive on October 22nd. Get your tickets here.last_img read more

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Moe. Announces Spring 2017 Tour Dates

first_imgWhen we recently spoke to guitarist Al Schnier, he told us that moe. had some big plans for 2017. It looks like some of those plans are on the table now, as the band has announced an eleven date run through the spring of 2017.The shows include a number of dates through the Northeast, including a four night stand at The Sinclair in Cambridge, MA. They also include a number of late night Jazz Fest parties, playing in New Orleans, LA from April 27th through the 29th. Two of those nights, April 28-29, will see the band team up with Turkuaz for a double dose of great music at The Civic Theatre! We can’t wait to catch all of the action.Check out moe.’s full tour schedule below, with the new dates highlighted in bold. An artist pre-sale will begin today, December 2nd, and run through the official on-sale next Friday, December 9th. Details can be found on the moe. ticketing website.Moe. 2016-2017 Tour ScheduleDec 3rd: The Capitol Theatre – Port Chester, NYDec 4th: Garcia’s – Port Chester, NYDec 30-31: The Wilma – Missoula, MTJan 19th: Revolution Live – Ft. Lauderdale, FLJan 20-25: Jam Cruise 15 – Norwegian Pearl – SOLD OUTJan 26: Jannus Live- St. Petersburg, FLJan 27: The Plaza Live – Orlando, FLJan 28th: Georgia Theatre – Athens, GAJan 31st: Bijou Theatre – Knoxville, TNFeb 2nd: Penn’s Peak – Jim Thorpe, PAFeb 3rd: Higher Ground – South Burlington, VTFeb 4th: Calvin Theatre – Northampton, MAFeb 17th: Marathon Music Works – Nashville, TNFeb 18th: Iron City Birmingham – Birmingham, ALFeb 19th: Sweetwater Brewery – Atlanta, GAMar 4th: F Shed At The Market – Syracuse, NY Mar 30th: Wellmont Theater – Montclair, NJ Mar 31st: College Street Music Hall – New Haven, CT Apr 1st: The Paramount – Huntington, NY Apr 5-8: The Sinclair – Cambridge, MA Apr 27th: Le Petit Theatre – New Orleans, LA Apr 28-29: The Civic Theatre – New Orleans, LA (w/ Turkuaz)last_img read more

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Run The Jewels Announce New Album “RTJ3” And Release Debut Single [Listen]

first_imgHip Hop power-duo Run the Jewels will return in 2017 with their third album, RTJ3. Killer Mike and El-P will continue their assault on the music world when RTJ3 releases as a free digital download on January 13th! The album will also be released on CD and Vinyl on the same date, though not for free.The new album will contain 14 new tracks, including previously released tracks “2100”, “Talk to Me”, and “Panther Like a Panther (I’m the Shit)”. RTJ3 will feature many special guests, with Kamasi Washington, Danny Brown, Tunde Adebimpe (TV on the Radio) and more appearing on the record. The group released a new track called “Legend Has It” today as part of the album announcement, and you can hear that track below.See below for album art and a full track list from RTJ3. Run the Jewels will support the new album with a previously announced North American tour, and you can find those tour dates below as well.RJ3 Tracklist:1. Down (feat. Joi Gilliam)2. Talk to Me3. Legend Has It4. Call Ticketron5. Hey Kids (Bumaye) (feat. Danny Brown)6. Stay Gold7. Don’t Get Captured8. Thieves! (Screamed the Ghost) (feat. Tunde Adebimpe)9. 2100 [ft. Boots]10. Panther Like a Panther (Miracle Mix) (feat. Danny Brown)11. Everybody Stay Calm12. Oh Mama13. Thursday in the Danger Room (feat. Kamasi Washington)14. Report to the Shareholders/Kill Your MastersRun the Jewels 2017 Tour Dates:01/11 – Electric Factory – Philadelphia, PA01/12 – Echostage – Washington, DC01/13 – Stage AE – Pittsburgh, PA01/14 – House of Blues – Cleveland, OH01/16 – Express Live! – Columbus, OH01/17 – Marathon Music Works – Nashville, TN01/18 – The NorVa – Norfolk, VA01/20 – The Ritz – Raleigh, NC01/21 – The Tabernacle – Atlanta, GA01/23 – The Beacham Theatre – Orlando, FL01/24 – Jannus Live – St. Petersburg, FL01/25 – The Fillmore – Miami, FL01/29 – Marquee Theatre – Tempe, AZ01/30 –  The Observatory – San Diego, CA02/01 – Shrine Expo Hall – Los Angeles, CA02/02 – San Jose Civic Auditorium – San Jose, CA02/03 – Fox Theater – Oakland, CA02/05 – Van Duzer Theatre – Arcata, CA02/06 – Crystal Ballroom – Portland, OR02/07 – Showbox SoDo – Seattle, WA02/08 – Vogue Theatre – Vancouver, BC02/10 – The Complex – Salt Lake City, UT02/11 – The Fillmore – Denver, CO02/13 – The Midland – Kansas City, MO02/14 – Myth – St. Paul, MN02/15 – Orpheum Theater – Madison, WI02/17 – Aragon Ballroom – Chicago, IL02/18 – Royal Oak Music Theatre – Royal Oak, MI02/19 – Danforth Music Hall – Toronto, ON02/21 – Metropolis – Montreal, QC02/22 – State Theatre – Portland, ME02/24 – House of Blues – Boston, MA02/25 – Terminal 5 – New York, NYlast_img read more

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Turkuaz Members Switch Roles In Hilarious New Video [Watch]

first_imgTurkuaz just came off of a massive fall tour with The New Mastersounds, but there’s work still to be done. The nine piece funk army will hit the Fete Ballroom in Providence, RI for a two day New Year’s Eve celebration dubbed “The Ball Drop,” with support from friends like Moon Hooch, Kung Fu and West End Blend. The shows are set for December 30th and 31st, and the band is certainly getting excited!With the end of the year fast approaching, drummer Mikey Carubba and bassist Taylor Shell have had it with always playing in the back of the stage and have made a stand to step out into the front of the stage underneath the spotlight. In this brand new video, the two switch roles with singers Sammi Garett and Shira Elias, and we get a glimpse into how things are going and what to expect going into the band’s New Years Run. From what the video shows, Mikey and Taylor appear to have stepped into their newfound singing roles with great ease!Don’t miss an opportunity to ring in the New Year with Turkuaz! Catch more info about The Ball Drop in the poster below, and head here for details.last_img read more

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Bob Weir Opens Campfire Tour In Dallas [Videos]

first_imgBob Weir kicked off April tour dates with the Campfire Band (Aaron Dessner, Bryan Devendorf & Scott Devendorf of The National; Josh Kaufman; Steve Kimock; and Jon Shaw) in Dallas, where he performed for the first time since 1991.The tour continued in support of Bobby’s latest LP Blue Mountain, a solo album inspired by the Grateful Dead guitarist’s experiences on a ranch in Wyoming. Weir opened the evening with three songs performed solo on stage with an acoustic guitar: Bob Dylan’s “When I Paint My Masterpiece” and Little Feat’s “Easy to Slip” followed by “Blue Mountain.” The Campfire Band joined Weir on stage to perform songs from the new album, wrapping up the first set with “Gonesville.”The fluidity of the first set continued throughout the evening. At the conclusion of set break, that familiar Grateful Dead aroma filled the air and the band returned to the stage with a Texas-themed twang and a theme of Grateful Dead songs. Beginning with “El Paso” and “Deep Elem Blues” (which is about the Dallas neighborhood of Deep Ellum, located a few minutes from where Weir performed), the set list included “Friend of the Devil,” “Althea,” Weir’s “Cassidy,” “Truckin” and “Standing on the Moon.” They closed out the second set with “Goin’ Down the Road Feelin’ Bad.” All seven members performed the encore songs, the melancholic “Ki-Yi Bossie” from Blue Mountain, and the Grateful Dead’s “Ripple.”Weir continues the spring tour with two nights in Austin at the Moody Theater on Saturday and Sunday and two nights at New Orleans’ Sanger Theatre. Weir will perform at Wanee Music Festival and with Sammy Hagar in May before hitting the road with Dead & Company this summer.Watch these fan-shot videos from last night’s tour opener below.Only A River, shot by Ratdog TourGallop On The Run, shot by Ratdog TourGonesville, shot by Ratdog TourFriend of the Devil, shot by Ratdog TourStanding On The Moon, shot by Ratdog TourGoin Down The Road Feelin’ Bad, shot by Bill MageeKi-Yi Bossie > Ripple, shot by Ratdog TourBob Weir & The Campfire Band will continue in Austin for two shows at ACL Live at The Moody Theater this weekend. Edit this setlist | More Bob Weir setlists[photo courtesy of Bob Weir’s Facebook page] Load remaining imageslast_img read more

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Matisyahu Announces “Broken Crowns” Fall Tour Dates With Common Kings And Orphan

first_imgGrammy-nominated Reggae artist Matisyahu has announced “The Broken Crowns Tour” featuring direct support from Common Kings and the birth of new Matisyahu side project Orphan. As the “King Without a Crown,” Matisyahu has created his own space in reggae music. Over the years, he has developed a loyal following that has driven singles such as “One Day” and “King Without a Crown” to international recognition. His newest album, Undercurrent, was released earlier this year via Thirty Tigers and Matisyahu’s own imprint, Fallen Sparks. The album embodies a collaborative and freeform spirit as Matisyahu and his band seamlessly merge instrumental improvisation sessions with lyrics and vocals. The synergistic energy of the new album is especially apparent onstage, where Matisyahu, guitarist Aaron Dugan, bassist Stu Brooks, drummer Joe Tomino and keyboardist Big Yuki bring their creative dynamic to lifePhishin’ With Matisyahu: How LSD “Turned My Entire World Inside Out”Orange County rock-reggae outfit Common Kings will join Matisyahu in support of their debut album Lost In Paradise, released on Island Empire Records this past February. The album features collaborations with well-known songwriters and producers such as Pooh Bear, Justin Bieber, DJ Flict, and Dwayne “Supa Dups” Chin-Quee. “We are super stoked to be on the ‘Broken Crowns Tour,‘” the band comments, “We’ve been huge fans of Matisyahu since Live at Stubbs and became even more of a fan after meeting him at CaliRoots this past year. So to be on the road with this legend is going to dope AF! We can’t wait!”This tour also marks the first appearance of Orphan, a new Matisyahu-produced project that is guaranteed to give fans a genuine experience of his ever-evolving sound. “Orphan is a new band I signed currently living and making music out of my home,” Matisyahu explains in an official statement, “All three core members–Menachem, Nissin, and Chaim—are sons of Lubavitch Rabbis and met in Yeshiva [Jewish theological school]. They formed a bond around my release at the time of Live at Stubbs 2 (2011) and began to study the sounds of Dub Trio. Of all the music I’ve come across over the years, these 22 year old boys manage to retain the spirit of their Lubavitch heritage while creating music with a fresh Brooklyn edge that is an outgrowth of the Matisyahu sound. I am proud to introduce to you, Orphan, the soundtrack to a generation who never met their rebbe and have had to blaze a new trail.”General ticket onsale for The Broken Crowns Tour begins Friday, July 14th at 10:00am local time. American Express Card Members can purchase tickets before the general public beginning Tuesday July 11th at 10:00AM local time through Thursday, July 13th at 10:00PM local time. Fans can also purchase access to the Matisyahu VIP Post-Show Kickback Experience here, which goes beyond the typical meet-and-greet to provide fans with access to the pre-show soundcheck, exclusive merchandise and more. To purchase tickets when they go on sale, or for more information about the upcoming tour, head to Matisyahu’s website.Common Kings is also offering a special VIP experience featuring a closed-access pre-showperformance, autographed merchandise and much more. Details on the Common Kings VIP experiencecan be found here.The Broken Crown Tour Dates (featuring Matisyahu, Common Kings, Orphan)October 06 – Portland, ME @ State TheatreOctober 07 – East Greenwich, RI @ Greenwich OdeumOctober 10 – Washington, DC @ Lincoln TheatreOctober 11 – Northampton, MA @ Pearl StreetOctober 12 – Asbury Park, NJ @ Stone PonyOctober 13 – Norfolk, VA @ The NorVaOctober 14 – Raleigh, NC @ The RitzOctober 15 – Wilmington, NC @ MuseOctober 17 – Charleston, SC @ Music Farm – CharlestonOctober 19 – Columbia, SC @ Music Farm – ColumbiaOctober 20 – Ponte Vedra Beach, FL @ Ponte Vedra Concert HallOctober 21 – Miami Beach, FL @ The Fillmore at Jackie GleasonOctober 22 – Orlando, FL @ The Plaza LiveOctober 25 – Fort Myers Florida The Ranch Concert Hall & SaloonOctober 27 – Saint Petersburg, FL @ Jannus LiveOctober 28 – Fort Pierce, FL @ The InletOctober 29 – Destin, FL @ Club LANovember 01 – Oklahoma City, OK @ The Jones AssemblyNovember 02 – Dallas, TX @ Gas Monkey Live!November 03 – San Antonio, TX @ Empire TheaterNovember 04 – Houston, TX @ WarehouseNovember 05 – Austin, TX @ Stubbs Bar-B-Q Outdoors[Cover photo via Brandon Jones]last_img read more

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Joe Russo’s Almost Dead End Philly Run With Triple Tribute To The Band [Videos]

first_img[Video: monihampton]Setlist: Joe Russo’s Almost Dead | Fillmore Philadelphia | Philadelphia, PA | 11/25/2017 Set One: Jam -> Good Lovin’ > Ruben & Cerise -> Bertha > I Need A Miracle @ > The Night They Drove Old Dixie Down > Truckin # -> Space -> Truckin Reprise -> Born Cross Eyed JamSet Two: DD Solo -> Music Never Stopped, They Love Each Other $, Jam -> Let It Grow % > New Speedway Boogie ^ -> Terrapin SuiteEncore: The Weight &, [email protected] – With New Speedway Boogie Teases (SM & then MB), a “Fearless” (Pink Floyd) Tease (MB), possibly a “Good Lovin’” (The Rascals) Tease (MB), a short Duo Jam and an “In with the In Crowd” (Ramsey Lewis) Tease (MB)# – With a New Speedway Boogie Tease (M), a Black Throated Wind Tease (SM) and an Easy Wind Tease (SM)$ – With a Ruben & Cerise Tease (TH)% – With “Do It Again” (Steely Dan) And “Taxman” (The Beatles) Jams^ – With Let It Grow & Slipknot! Teases (Band)& – Verses in order: TH, SM, MB, JR & All[Photo: Rob Chapman] On Saturday night, Joe Russo’s Almost Dead returned to the Fillmore in Philadelphia for the second and final night of their Thanksgiving run. Obviously, the project led by Joe Russo offered up primarily classic Grateful Dead tunes highlighting Almost Dead’s characteristic energy and innovative style. However, showing that the group’s musical expertise is not limited to the Dead’s catalog, Joe Russo’s Almost Dead also worked in a number of covers by The Band throughout the night, making for a particularly out-of-left-field show.Joe Russo’s Almost Dead Offers Jam-Heavy Start To Philly Run [Videos]After an opening jam that eventually segued through “Good Lovin’” and “Ruben & Cherise”, Joe Russo’s Almost Dead landed in the perennial crowd-pleaser “Bertha”. An extended “I Need A Miracle” followed, with the band offering up a number of teases running the gamut from the Dead’s “New Speedway Boogie” to Pink Floyd and later a short Benevento/Russo duo jam and Ramsey Lewis’ “In With The In Crowd”.Jam > “Good Lovin’”Coming out of this massive jam, the band played their first cover of The Band of the night, “The Night They Drove Old Dixie Down”, hinting at what was in store for the rest of the evening. To close out the set, a high-octane “Truckin’” led to an exploratory “Space” jam before “Truckin’” reprise, with set one finishing out with a “Born Cross Eyed” jam.“The Night They Drove Old Dixie Down”[Video: monihampton]For the start of set two, bassist Dave Dreiwitz kicked things off with a solo that eventually transitioned into “Music Never Stopped” with the full band. Following “They Love Each Other”, Joe Russo’s Almost Dead again used an untitled jam as a springboard into another song, this time “Let It Grow”, which eventually moved into “New Speedway Boogie”—a tune that was hinted at during the extensive “I Need A Miracle” jam in set one. To close things out for set two, the band performed a triumphant and inspiring rendition of the beloved “Terrapin Suite”.Dave Dreiwitz solo > “Music Never Stopped”As for the group’s encore, Joe Russo’s Almost Dead doubled down on their references to The Band, closing out the night with renditions of “The Weight” and ever-popular “Ophelia”.“The Weight” & “Ophelia”last_img read more

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Fleet Foxes Perform “Crack-Up” With Icelandic Choir At Famed Harpa Concert Hall [Pro-Shot]

first_imgToday, Consequence of Sound revealed a brand new video which captures Fleet Foxes‘ performing a breathtaking rendition of their 2017 album’s title track, “Crack-Up”, alongside acclaimed Icelandic chorus Graduale Nobili at Reykjavík’s famous Harpa Concert Hall. You may know Graduale Nobili as the all-female choir that toured the world with fellow Iceland export Björk in the early 2010’s.The performance was filmed in one extended shot at the architecturally brilliant performance hall just before Fleet Foxes headlined the Iceland Airwaves Music Festival. In the video, the camera moves from backstage to onstage to the open auditorium, capturing a 360° perspective on the musicians at work, illuminated against the hall’s beautifully paneled backdrop.Watch the continuously-shot video of Fleet Foxes performing “Crack-Up” with Icelandic choir Graduale Nobili at Harpa Concert Hall below, produced by Consequence of Sound:Fleet Foxes released Crack-Up, their third studio album, in June of 2017. Before reconvening for the new album, the band had been on hiatus since the release of 2011’s Helplessness Blues. They spent much of 2017 on the road in support of Crack-Up, completing an extensive U.S. tour followed by a winter European run and a trip to Australia for a Falls Festival performance over New Year’s weekend.This spring, the band will mount a lengthy U.S. tour which will take them to both coasts and virtually everywhere in between from early March through the end of May. The American tour will feature an array of amphitheater stops in addition to sets at high profile festivals like Coachella, Shaky Knees, and Boston Calling. Fleet Foxes will head back overseas during most of July and August for a series of European festival performances in Denmark, Czech Republic, Poland, Belgium, Finland, Wales, and more, in addition to a one-off performance at Toronto’s Sony Centre for the Performing Arts on July 24th.For more information about Fleet Foxes’ upcoming tour, or to purchase tickets, head to the band’s website.[via Consequence of Sound]last_img read more

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