Philly & Richmond NYE Dates
Lotus is pleased to announce a two night run in Philly at the well-known Electric Factory on Dec. 27th and 28th before heading to Richmond for the 30th and 31st at the National. For information on ticketing Click Here.
Limited single show + two day passes for Philly & Richmond available now via Lotus
Openers & official artwork to come! Who’s in?
PHISH – 12/31/99 – 1/1/00
New Years Eve – Big Cypress Seminole Indian Reservation
Meatstick – Auld Lang Syne – Down with Disease 2 – Llama, Bathtub Gin, Heavy Things, Twist – Prince Caspian – Rock and Roll, You Enjoy Myself 4 , Crosseyed and Painless, The Inlaw Josie Wales 5, Sand – Quadrophonic Toppling, Slave to the Traffic Light, Albuquerque 7 , Reba, Axilla 7, Uncle Pen, David Bowie, My Soul, Drowned – After Midnight Reprise, The Horse – Silent in the Morning – Bittersweet Motel, Piper (cut) does not include rest of show. (yet?)
-via Skriddler Youtube
3 Phish debut.
4 Vocal jam based around the word “cheesecake.”
5 Trey on acoustic guitar.
7 Trey altered lyrics to reference cheesecake.
Fan shot video of Widespread Panic
Live at Phases of the Moon Festival
Sept. 14, 2014 in Danville, IL
As we prepare for the upcoming Fall Tour to kick off, here is a video to hold you over. This newly released fan shot video by evenstev of their set at Phases of the Moon this past weekend is definitely the way to start Thursday evening in proper form.
Widespread Panic performs at the first Phases of the Moon Festival on September 14, 2014 in Danville, IL. Thanks to Joe Shambro, Brian, LogicSystems, TourGigs and the band for the webcast audio soundboard feed.
John Bell guitars, vocals
John “JoJo” Hermann keyboards, vocals
Jimmy Herring guitars
Todd Nance drums, vocals
Domingo S. Ortiz percussion, vocals
Dave Schools bass, vocals
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Setlist via Phantasytour
Phish will celebrate New Year’s Eve at AmericanAirlines Arena in Miami, FL. The December 31 show will be the first of a four-night stand in Miami that will run through Saturday, January 3. This will be the first time Phish has returned to sunny Florida since their multi-night celebrations in 2003 and 2009.
Fans can purchase a four-day pass or tickets for individual nights. An online ticket request period is currently underway at http://tickets.phish.com/ and will end Sunday, September 28 at 11:59PM Eastern Time. Tickets will go on sale to the general public beginning Saturday, October 4, at 10:00 AM ET. For complete ticketing details, visit Phish.com.
Wakarusa Announces 2015 Dates
June 4 – June 7
Mulberry Mountain in Ozark, AR
Oh yes, it is going to be another epic year at Waka. They have just released the dates and a brand new video below. We can’t wait to hear the lineup for this year.For those of you who have been living under a rock, here is some info on perhaps the best festival of the year.
“Wakarusa” is a word derived from Native American culture that means “ass-deep”. Of course, back then this described the depth of a river. Now, in its 11th year, we have come to know Wakarusa as a way to define the depth of an experience.
Wakarusa is a rite of passage for a new generation. Any Wakafarian can affirm; those four days on Mulberry Mountain in June are the gateway to the best summer of your life. Wakarusa is one of the few tangible ties that truly bind us together. Each year, music meets Mother Nature at a pristine place where friendships are forged and lifelong memories are made.
When you step foot onto Mulberry Mountain, you are immersed in a community that must be felt to be understood. Regardless of your status as a Waka vet or a Waka virgin, each pilgrimage to the Mountain will change you forever. Wakarusa is much more than a music and camping festival. Wakarusa is an experience that was created BY music lovers, FOR music lovers. Four days, six stages, over 150 acts, nearly 200 sets of music; never corporate, always progressive. Forever, your home away from home.
Goldroom Releases An Hour of Musical Bliss
Otoño Mix 2014
Feels like things have been changing, racing along to something new. It’s hard to pinpoint where, but it always looks like something brighter is on the horizon, even as the days get shorter and summer fades away… I did my best to tell that story with this mix.
A huge thank you to all of the artists’ music that I used. Everyone should check the tracklist below and be sure to take a minute to listen to their music.
Lastly, thank you all so much for listening. These mixes mean a whole lot to me, and your support and encouragement for them keeps me excited and driven to try and make each one fresh and unique.
Fly Golden Eagle
Live at the Glasslands Gallery in Brooklyn, NY
Thursday September 11, 2014
By Elliott Fisher
With the tribute to the Twin Towers illuminating over New York City, Fly Golden Eagle took the stage at the Glasslands Gallery in Brooklyn on September 11. Hailing from Nashville, TN the five-member band entertained the crowd with an entertaining and goofy sound check, including some break out chants of “Freak Out” from Chic’s “Le Freak,” then began under the spinning lights of a slightly dusty disco ball.
I find a couple things very appealing from the beginning: Fly Golden Eagle has an organ player, a drummer and separate percussionist with bongo drums and a lead singer with a great voice and enthusiastic energy. Piano players, let alone organists, are always a delight to see making a comeback into rising bands. As a native of Tennessee I was proud to have these guys represent my home state in Brooklyn.
The lyrics are inventive and the sound unique. With a few of the night’s songs extended and jammed out, I was simultaneously transported from the chilly city night to a lazy summer afternoon as the voice of lead singer Ben Trimble’s pleasantly echoed in accompaniment with groovy guitar and steady percussion work. But the music is far from lazy: Just listen to songs like “Horse’s Mouth” from their sophomore album titled Quartz, out October 14, and you will want get up and dance. It is not quite the music that inspires a mosh pit, however, like some of the other Nashville-based Natural Child music has inspired, but it is music that entices prank behavior; think of pushing your friend in the pool then concluding with a level ten cannonball.
Despite their tendency to spark goofy behavior, Fly Golden Eagle pays careful attention to what their music projects. With a packed crowd before them, they effortlessly intertwined varying pitches and tempos, like lowering the volume of the guitar work to highlight the bongo work and organ at times.
Fly Golden Eagle is a fun and enjoyable show, not only the music, but they are having a lot of fun on stage too. Be sure to check them out this fall as their extensive fall tour makes the rounds across the country.
9/11 – New York, NY – Glasslands
9/13 – Burlington, VT – Nectar’s
9/26 – Chattanooga, TN – JJ’s Bohemia
9/27 – Charlotte, NC – Double Door Inn
9/28 – Raleigh, NC – Lincoln Theatre#
9/29 – Asheville, NC – The Mothlight at Mr. Fred’s
9/30 – Athens, GA – Georgia Theatre#
10/1 – Oxford, MS – The Lyric Oxford#
10/2 – Jackson, MS – Duling Hall
10/4 – Norman, OK – Opolis
10/6 – Lawrence, KS – The Bottleneck#
10/7 – St. Louis, MO – Plush#
10/8 – Fayetteville, AR – George’s Majestic Lounge#
10/13 – Tucson, AZ – The Flycatcher#
10/14 – Solana Beach, CA – Belly Up Tavern#
10/15 – Los Angeles, CA – The Satellite
10/16 – Los Angeles, CA – Troubador#
10/17 – San Fran, CA – The Independent
10/20 – Portland, OR – Doug Fir Lounge#
10/22 – Seattle, WA – The Crocodile
10/27 – Denver, CO – Bluebird Theater#
10/29 – Dallas, TX – Trees#
10/30 – Houston, TX – Fitzgeralds#
10/31 – Little Rock, AR – Stickyz Rock N Roll Chicken Shack#
11/2 – Birmingham, AL – Workplay Theater#
11/3 – Atlanta, GA – Terminal West#
11/4 – Winston Salem, NC – Ziggys#
11/6 – Cambridge, MA – The Sinclair#
11/7 – New York, NY – Stage 48#
11/8 – Philadelphia, PA – Theater of Living Arts#
# = with J. Roddy Walston and the Business
The Venue Known for Phish’s 1994 Tweezerfest
has posted photos of re-construction
Photos from the Bomb Factory have surfaced online. Perhaps best known for the legendary 5/7/1994 Phish show commonly referred to as Tweezerfest. The album was released officially on the Live Phish series Vol. 18. The venue is hoping to open in June 2015.
Soundcheck: Jazz Jam, Dog Log (slow reggae version), Blues Jam
Set 2: Loving Cup > Sparkle > Tweezer -> Sparks -> Makisupa Policeman -> Digital Delay Loop Jam -> Sweet Emotion Jam -> Walk Away -> Cannonball Jam -> Purple Rain > Hold Your Head Up Jam -> Tweezer Reprise
 Ended with a brief, atypical jam.
 The jam after Walk Away included a Page solo and a Simpsons signal.
 Without microphones.
Phoniks Releases Another Killer Wu-Tang Remix
For those of you who regularly follow the site, you should be very familiar with Phoniks by now. His remix of Wu Tang’s “C.R.E.A.M” has over half a million plays, and the other day he released another killer Wu Tang remix. Phoniks is in a niche of the finest cream of the crop underground MC producers. The resurrection of instrumental horn infused feel based samples is not a lost art. For Phoniks things are just beginning. The best is yet to come.
Slowed down, souled out remix of Ghostface’s 1996 classic featuring Raekwon and Cappadonna.
Usually my releases are premeditated, but sometimes I just stay up all night making a track, throw together some artwork and toss it online. I’m feeling generous and even made it a free download. I just ask that you share, repost, and continue to support.
(Before anyone corrects me, I know this is a Ghostface track. I listed it as Wu-Tang because it’s more easily recognizable to the casual fan)
Photo by Nathan Congleton
Live Music Daily Interview
with Spanklicious at MEMEfest
By Randy Harris
Kevin Moore, aka Spankalicious, has been very busy in 2014. In between his usual touring schedule, he has started a brand new ambitious label and brought that label’s talent, along his own stage and production equipment, to multiple summer festivals. The label, based in Moore’s current city of residence, Cincinnati, Ohio, is called ThazDope Records, and Spankalicious will be leading his roster on a mission across the country this fall. First, however, he made his way down to Memphis for the second annual MEMFest. After numerous trips to the Bluff City, Spankalicious knows how to work the Memphis crowd, but before his set, he was nice enough to sit down with me to discuss his new label and more.
Ragin’ Randy: Can you tell me a little bit about ThazDope Records? Is it your label or do you just work closely with them?
Spankalicious: I’m one of the founders, and I’m the General Manager. It’s myself, and the two people who are on the roster with me are artists Alejo and Bass Coma out of Columbia, Missouri and Cincinnati, Ohio. All three of us are owners of the label, and I’m also serving as their manager, as well as their agent, per se. So, how ThazDope Records really works is, yes it’s my label, and we are all three in different forms of psychedelic, sexy bass music, you know what I’m saying? Like, we all approach it differently, and we all listen to different artists, you know, that we point in each of our own niches as well. And so I feel like what it’s giving us an opportunity to is, one, it’s giving us an opportunity to put our music into a place where it’s going to get streamed more worldwide. We’re not really worried about selling music, we’re more necessarily worrying about getting it streamed in places it wouldn’t have gotten streamed before, and you know, Pandora, Spotify, and just any other places it’s going to get streamed.
Ultimately, though, with what we have coming up in the fall, and with what we’ve done this year, man, we’ve definitely stepped up the bar and brought awesome production to everything that we’ve brought sponsor-wise, stage-wise to festivals – one being Summer Camp, one being Wakarusa, and the next big one we have coming up is our tour kick-off in Ohio at Resonance Music Festival – but we’re actually bringing a nice, awesome sound system, good lighting production, and we’re featuring the headliners, but we’re also giving up-and-comers and original artists an opportunity to shine at these bigger festivals and play on a bigger system and really give the exposure to the underground movement. You know, I feel like that’s my biggest thing that I want to be able to do is all the shit and all the times that I went and slept in my car and all the fucking bullshit, you know, I want to be able to guide people in the right way to show them that, ‘Yo, you’re not going to go out there and you’re not going to be the world’s best of EDM’, you know, there’s always going to be someone better than you at what we’re doing because it’s growing exponentially at all angles right now in the community. But I want to be able to show people that you can live and make a living and live happy by doing what you love, man, and, you know, by doing music and by putting the work in and by not stopping putting the work in and by learning from your failures and shit. I mean, the whole point of ThazDope [Records] is to do that. It’s to inspire people to do dope shit, period. Period.
Ragin’ Randy: Sounds great! So, are you guys concentrating primarily on live music or are you going to have studio releases as well?
Spankalicious: Yeah, it’s all studio releases, man, and we are going to have some live elements. Like with this tour in particular, I’m adding a gentleman into my live production called, uh, his stage name is Galaxy, his name is Nick Worth, but he has drum corp and percussion experience, similar to mine and a percussive background, and we’re going to definitely bring more of a live element to the drumming aspect to the live program. So if you go to www.thazdoperecords.com and you check out the newest video, you can see there’s a clip from Rootwire [Transformational Arts & Music Festival] where we did this first time interaction with it, and it went over phenomenal.
So, I feel like what we’re going to do on this tour, man, is we are going to take what we believe is the best version of the Midwest party, and we’re going to take it to the East Coast, and we’re going to take it to the West Coast, and we’re going to take it all around the Midwest, and we’re going to get approval from everybody to reassure that yes, this is a dank-ass party and a good vibe and building a community along the way, you know what I’m saying? Meeting vendors along the way that are selling their art, that are selling their clothing, that are selling their glass work, that are, you know, that are figuring out how to clock in and be their own boss, you know? We’re definitely big into that community wholeheartedly. So, everybody that is out there trying to live happier and trying to not fucking put a dollar amount on their hour, those are all the people that I’m trying to connect with everywhere and figure out how we’re going to do it successfully.
Ragin’ Randy: Wow, that’s big in this day and age. I think that’s great.
Spankalicious: I feel like it’s what we have to start doing. Like, I don’t fucking watch TV, I don’t have time for that shit, you know. I hate the cell phone, I hate these fucking phones, I hate these smart phones, man, but it’s like, if you have one, you have the capability to not suck at life. Like, if you have a smart phone in your hand, you should be doing some shit. You should be getting shit done every fucking day, and you should be connecting with things that make sense to help you spread, you know? Especially, in the United States, man, if you’re here, everything’s right down the road from each other, everything’s just right down the road. But yeah, with this tour in particular, man, it’s my goal to get my home boys out there and get their music spread, you know, and definitely, you know, I brought them under my wing, and we’re growing this company together, and we’re definitely scouting artists and new sounds and, you know, throwing remix competitions, and we want to build the community, and we want to involve everybody, man, like, we want to involve everybody that wants to be involved. Period, you know, there’s a lot of people with a lot of dreams out there that should live that shit and should make a choice to live that shit, and we want to help facilitate that.
Ragin’ Randy: That all sounds incredible, man. I wish you the best of luck with all of it. I have a couple of personal questions to ask before we get you up on stage in a little while. I’ve seen you play in Memphis quite a few times now. What keeps you coming back here?
Spankalicious: On the real, I mean, outside of the people, keeping it real, I’m a music lover, man, and it’s like, Elvis Presley is from here and fucking Three 6 Mafia’s from here, you know, and the barbecue is fucking insane. Like, I’m from Kansas City, and I love my barbecue, you know, and Memphis has that good barbecue. I mean, it’s a music city, you know, it’s a music city, I’m a music man, and there’s a lot of history. Last year, man, the first MEMFest was a bucket list thing because getting to play at Levitt Shell, you know, like Johnny Cash has played there, Elvis Presley’s played there, you know, like, people who were doing some shit and made a difference in some of society’s thinking played at that stage, you know? So, because Memphis has history man, and because Memphis has given me love every time, even were there was only 4 people there watching or there was fucking 400.
Ragin’ Randy: Yeah, I think one of the times I saw you was at Newby’s late night, and there were only about 5 or 6 of us, but we were getting down!
Spankalicious: Yeah man, sometimes those are the best nights dude, honestly. It’s interesting, man, just to see how the ups and downs of a city and a scene can go, and what’s happened in Memphis and what Jody [Land]’s done and the Gutta Nation guys and everybody that’s come together, man, it’s a real awesome thing. You know, even with the rain coming down right now, I mean, there’s a huge nucleus of forward motion taking place in Memphis, and that’s huge man. You know, and it’s moving as fast as fucking Three 6 Mafia and Elvis [laughs].
Ragin’ Randy: Alright man, well it was great talking to you, and I’ll let you go get ready for your set.
Spankalicious: You too, man, thanks.
A Look Back at Always Been
Lets go back to 2013 shall we ? Here is a stellar album from Mason Jennings. A true case of song writing mastery and a solid lyrical foundation. Always Been is definitely a start to finish listen. So for those of you ready to have some simple cruising into the weekend here is a solid album to take you there.
If you like what you hear, please support Mason Jennings by buying his music.
About Mason Jennings
According to Jennings, the richness of texture and emotionalism on ‘Always Been’ has much to do with his newly slowed-down approach to songwriting. “The songwriting process had gotten so accelerated for me—I’d have an idea for a song and get so excited about it and immediately throw myself into recording,” he says. “With this album I took more time to focus and flesh everything out before I moved on.” And in carefully bringing his new songs to life, Jennings found that certain books, movies, and pieces of music were “lighting up” and volunteering themselves as inspiration. “It’s almost like I was being told, ‘Take a little bit of this, a little bit of that’—like there was a guided path and I was just following it,” says Jennings, listing Fats Domino, Louis Armstrong, authors Louise Erdrich and Haruki Murakami, and composer Johann Sebastian Bach among the artists who informed his songwriting process.
When it came time to record, Jennings turned the reigns over to Ramsey in order to give full attention to delivering a stellar performance on vocals and guitar. “Working with Bo really elevated my singing and playing,” says Jennings. “He’s very quiet, but he’s got this heavy presence, and it was important for me to do a good job because I respect him so much.” After recording, which included such magic moments as Jennings teaching DeMent to play the ukulele, the songs were handed over for mixing to Jerry Boys (another of Jennings’s dream collaborators and the sonic master behind Buena Vista Social Club).
With the songwriting and recording of ‘Always Been’ so wholly charmed, Jennings says his main ambition is for the album to uplift its listeners. “Music’s always been very transformative for me. I remember hearing ‘I Want to Hold Your Hand’ as a kid and having it hit me in a really deep way,” he says. Noting that the medicinal quality of DeMent’s albums was a major influence on the mood of ‘Always Been,’ Jennings adds that he ultimately aims to create music with its own healing effect. “I started making music because music saved my life when I was little—it was something I could go to and always have a feeling of connection, even when times were hard,” he says. “Above all else, I want to make sure I always remember that trying to give other people that sort of feeling is the major purpose behind what I’m doing.” (Read More)
Well known in the Phish community for providing high quality fan videos of the band, LazyLightning55 is pleased to present a Summer 2014 Recap. LMD’s favorite set of the tour was definitely the Merriweather Tweezerfest.
What were your favorite Summer Tour moments ? Tell us in the comments below !
Foundation To Creation California Tour 2014
featuring Junior Marvin & Nappy Riddem
Junior Marvin joined Bob Marley & The Wailers in 1977 and became infused with the soul of Reggae music through the recordings and performances with Bob thereafter. At the same time, he helped shape this infamous sound through his unique and diverse styles and guitar sounds.
Fast forward several decades and Junior Marvin has been giving back to the American reggae scene with a residency at XM The Joint and guiding bands like SOJA and O.A.R. For his latest collaboration, Foundation To Creation, Junior has teamed up with quickly rising funky reggae band Nappy Riddem from Washington, DC. Acting as a mentor, the foundation is supporting the creation of a new American reggae sound, steeped in funk, soul and rock.
California Tour Dates
10/09 Berkeley, Ashkenaz
10/10 Ventura, Bombay Bar and Grill
10/11 Joshua Tree Festival
10/12 Sacramento, Harlow’s
10/13 Fresno, Fulton 55
10/14 Santa Cruz, Moe’s Alley
‘A Picture of Nectar’
2-LPDeluxe Vinyl In Stores Today
A Picture Of Nectar, the band’s third full-length studio album, is in stores today as a Deluxe 2-LP vinyl set. The LE Deluxe 2-LP vinyl set is limited to 7,500 individually foil-stamp numbered copies (we had some of them available at The Freezer at Randall’s Island this Summer). This is the first time A Picture Of Nectar has been pressed on vinyl.
A Picture Of Nectar was recorded in 1991 at White Crow Studios in Burlington, Vermont on 24-track 2″ tape and mixed to 1/2″ stereo reels. This was the band’s major label debut and the start of a long relationship with Elektra. It was also their tribute to Nectar Rorris, owner of Nectar’s in Burlington, where Phish played many multiple night stands in the 1980’s that in their words “taught us how to play.”
The material displayed the growing extent and diversity of Phish’s talents honed throughout eight years of rehearsals and hundreds of live shows. Twenty two years later, nearly every song on A Picture Of Nectar is still in live rotation today.
A Picture Of Nectar was mastered by Bob Ludwig and released by Elektra February 18, 1992 on CD and cassette. The album went on to be certified Gold.
In 2014, Chris Bellman at Bernie Grundman Mastering cut the lacquers from the original stereo master reels for the vinyl edition. Each LP is pressed onto 180g audiophile grade vinyl and includes a free MP3 download of the album (transferred from the vinyl master).
We’re sold out at Phish Dry Goods, but custom Nectar pocket T’s are still available:http://bit.ly/nectarlp.
Jon Fishman of Phish
Botches Jimmy Herring Introduction
Prog-jamrockers, Consider the Source, just shared a nice gem on their Facebook page. We had to share it with all you phans out there.
Sometimes we get a little flustered on the microphone and things don’t come out quite as they were intended. Here is a hilarious clip of Jon Fishman, drummer of Phish completely botching a Jimmy Herring introduction. Looped 3 times for your pleasure… -CTS
Album Review – Juice
Hits Music Outlets Tomorrow
By Ragin Randy
Medeski, Martin & Wood (MMW) has been the world’s premier jazz trio since its formation in 1991, featuring John Medeski (keyboards), Billy Martin (drums) and Chris Wood (upright bass). Throughout its almost 25 year career, the trio has frequently collaborated with guitar aficionado John Scofield, whose own prolific career spans almost 40 years, to form the quartet known as MSMW. Reaching for influences from every possible end of the jazz spectrum, MSMW’s unique, avant-garde take on jazz and funk has skillfully crossed over boundaries into many different live music scenes, from rock and jam festivals to classy European concert halls. The quartet’s latest studio effort, Juice, sees the group in top form as they run flawlessly through a combination of experimental covers of classic songs and groovy new original tunes.
To start off the album, the band took a classic jazz tune, “Sham Time” by Eddie Harris, and put a classic MSMW groove to it. Immediately of notice is their seasoned veteran control over the dynamics of the song. Scofield shows right away why his addition to the group brings a whole new life to the music. Medeski throws in his own reminder of why he’s the king of the keys, and Martin and Wood seem to be inside each other’s heads, never breaking stride, a theme that would continue throughout the rest of the album. “North London” is the first original track of the album, featuring masterful finger picking from Scofield and simple but catchy lead lines from Medeski. Wood links up with Scofield seamlessly leading the bridge. “Louis the Lifter” brings out a bit of a samba or Latin jazz feel. Medeski utilizes tactful dissonance in his chord work throughout, creating a sort of tension that doesn’t necessarily feel out of place at all.
“Juicy Lucy” has more of a laid back, island feel. The slower tune is based more on drums and percussion, giving Martin a chance to shine with crafty intro and bridge sections. “I Know You” keeps the laid back groove going, but with a much darker timbre, keeping the mood of the album interesting. “Helium” picks up the pace again with a smooth but funky bass line from Wood and a steady, unwavering groove from Martin. Next, the band brought out a lovely cover of “Light My Fire” by The Doors. Scofield took the lead part of the intro on guitar, but Medeski still got a chance to belt out a solo on keys.
Another cover, “Sunshine of Your Love” by Cream was almost unrecognizable, with its slow, downtempo reggae beat. Once you pick up on it, it is clear how truly clever this version is, a wide, stretched out tune with almost 11 minutes of hypnotic, minimalistic tones and effects. “Stovetop” is an original track with a very traditional feel that put me in that old jazz night club mindset. Wood is featured on this tune with a nice upright bass solo. Finally, the album ends with a beautiful cover of “The Times They Are A-Changin’” by Bob Dylan. The band presents a slow, melodic take on this classic song, and Medeski’s keyboards are on an organ setting, making the song sound like an ode or hymn.
Overall, as if we could possibly expect any less from this quartet of jazz masters, Juice is a terrific studio effort to add to the quartet’s already legendary body of work. Everything is tight and together, yet loose enough to feel relaxed and natural. The chord work and movement between all of the instruments are absolutely stellar, and that innovative, experimental feel that takes us just enough out of our comfort zone to feel a little weird, but not lost, is ever present throughout the album. MSMW has certainly lived up to their expectations, and they continue to be the leaders of today’s jazz scene.
Purchase the album here at MMW’s official store.
Video of the Day
STS9 Live at Hangout 2014
To kick off the week here is a tasty segue sandwich of Rent>Moonsocket>Rent from STS9’s performance this past May at Hangout Festival. Check out the upcoming STS9 tour dates below.
2014.05.16 :: Hangout Music Festival :: Gulf Shores, AL
SET: Be Nice, March, Rent > Moon Socket > Rent, When The Dust Settles, Vapors, The Rabble, Gobnugget, Instantly, World Go Round > Totem, Click Lang Echo, Inspire Strikes Back, Evasive Maneuvers, Kamuy, Awesome feat. Cool Kids (STS9 remix) > The Unquestionable Supremacy of Nature
|Thu 10/09||Egyptian Room||Indianapolis, IN||TIX + INFO||RSVP|
|Fri 10/10||Stage AE||Pittsburgh, PA||TIX + INFO||RSVP|
|Sat 10/11||The Fillmore Detroit||Detroit, MI||TIX + INFO||RSVP|
|Sun 10/12||The Orbit Room||Grand Rapids, MI||TIX + INFO||RSVP|
|Thu 10/16||State Theater||Portland, ME||TIX + INFO||RSVP|
|Fri 10/17||Best Buy Theater||New York, NY||TIX + INFO||RSVP|
|Sat 10/18||Tower Theater||Philadelphia, PA||TIX + INFO||RSVP|
|Sun 10/19||House of Blues||Boston, MA||TIX + INFO||RSVP|
|Tue 10/21||9:30 Club||Washington, DC||TIX + INFO||RSVP|
|Wed 10/22||Jefferson Theater||Charlottesville, VA||TIX + INFO||RSVP|
|Thu 10/23||The National||Richmond, VA||TIX + INFO||RSVP|
|Fri 10/24||Tennessee Theater||Knoxville, TN||TIX + INFO||RSVP|
|Sat 10/25||Thomas Wolfe Auditorium||Asheville, NC||TIX + INFO||RSVP|
|Wed 10/29||Track 29||Chattanooga, TN||TIX + INFO||RSVP|
|Thu 10/30||Iron City Music Hall||Birmingham, AL||TIX + INFO||RSVP|
|Fri 10/31||War Memorial Auditorium||Nashville, TN||TIX + INFO||RSVP|
|Sat 11/01||The Tabernacle||Atlanta, GA||TIX + INFO||RSVP|
|Sun 11/02||The Tabernacle||Atlanta, GA||TIX + INFO||RSVP|
|Tue 11/04||The Lyric||Oxford, MS||TIX + INFO||RSVP|
|Wed 11/05||Town Center||Fayetteville, AR||TIX + INFO||RSVP|
|Thu 11/06||Cain’s Ballroom||Tulsa, OK||TIX + INFO||RSVP|
|Fri 11/07||House of Blues||Dallas, TX||TIX + INFO||RSVP|
|Sat 11/08||Austin Music Hall||Austin, TX||TIX + INFO||RSVP|
|Fri 11/21||The Wiltern||Los Angeles, CA||TIX + INFO||RSVP|
|Sat 11/22||Fox Theater||Oakland, CA||TIX + INFO||RSVP|
|Wed 12/03 – Sun 12/07||Dominican Holidaze||Punta Cana, DR||TIX + INFO||RSVP|
Big Something Announces New Studio Album
LiveMusicDaily loves the Big Something family and we could not be more excited to hear of their new studio effort. Stay tuned for plenty of updates on Truth Serum.
We would also like to wish a happy 30th Birthday to Nick Macdaniels of Big Something.
Via Big Something
We are real excited to announce that we’ll be releasing our new album Truth Serum on November 4th!
Album art by: Tim Webster
Phoniks Gives Belated Birthday Nod to Nas
My all-time favorite emcee Nas turned 41 yesterday. I dropped a new Soundcloud track for the occasion: Nas – “One Love” (Phoniks Remix). -Phoniks
Freekbass Unleashes Retro-Modern Funktronica Grooves
New CD ‘Everybody’s Feelin’ Real’
If you like Parliament Funkadelic, Bootsy Collins, or anything funk related, Freekbass is a must-listen.
With organic, bass-centric sounds mixing with forward-looking soundscapes, Everbody’s Feelin’ Real finds Freekbass bridging the gap between classic funk and the future of the groove. Aided by the vision of producer and engineer Duane Lundy (My Morning Jacket, Ben Sollee), this album lives in the rawness of the earth while traveling to the future of worlds yet to be discovered.
Inspired by the inventiveness and massive sonics of David Bowie, Sly Stone & Dr. Dre the ten-songs on Everbody’s Feelin’ Realcelebrate a sound while simultaneously pushing the envelope of what it is and what it can be. Funk is only a part of it.
Accompanying him on the new release are Les Claypool collaborator Skerik, Jennifer Hartswick from Trey Anastasio Band, Joel “Razor Sharp” Johnson from Bootsy’s Rubberband, Kim Manning, Chip Wilson and Big Bamn from George Clinton’s Parliament-Funkadelic and percussionist David Farris.
In addition to his recorded works, Freekbass has released three instructional DVDs Learn Funk Bass with Freekbass, Level 1 & Level 2 and 50 Freekbass Licks You Must Know. He also gave a master class at this year’s London Bass Guitar Show while appearing on the cover of Bass Guitar Magazine with a number of great bassists.
“I feel with music it is your duty to release not just albums, but to let other people gain any insight into what got you where you are,” Freekbass says. “Plus I have personally become such a better player since I have started instruction.”
Knowing he has as much to learn as he has to teach, Freekbass has played in a number of different projects with the likes of Bootsy Collins, Phish’s Mike Gordon, DJ Spooky, Buckethead, Bernie Worrell, Kelly Richey, Adam Deitch, Steve Molitz and many more.
With a solid crew in place, more tour dates are expected to be announced after the album release shows this Spring.
Fan Storms Stage During Widespread Panic’s Set
at Phases of the Moon Festival-Sept. 14, 2014
This is why they have security people in front of the stage-usually. Apparently, someone was able to finagle their way through the security forces at Phases of the Moon festival. Between the weather and this bizarre incident Phases staff had a rather bizarre experience this weekend.
Bill Kreutzmann Locknstep Allstars
Off Free Download from Lockn’ Festival
As many of you know Furthur featuring original Dead members Bob Weir and Phil Lesh had to cancel their set at Lockn’ leading up to the event. Dead drummer Bill Kreutzmann stepped in and brought together a fun line-up of guests to offer fans a fun and tasteful set of Grateful Dead music on Sept. 5 at LOCKN’ Festival in Arrington, VA.
The Locknstep Allstars are: Bill Kreutzmann – Drums Aron Magner – Keyboards & Vocals Oteil Burbridge – Bass Steve Kimock – Guitars Tom Hamilton – Guitars & Vocals
Free Download via LiveDownloads.com is available HERE.
Tennessee Bass Massacre
Tennessee Bass Massacre is an electronic music duo located in Memphis, Tennessee and consisting of Drew Morris and Nathan Sparks. While Drew is a native Memphian, Nathan originally hails from Tampa, Florida, but these two represent Memphis with style through their dynamic shows and passion for music. I caught their late night set at the Memphis Electronic Music & Arts Festival (MEMFest) on August 30, 2014, and these guys had the entire room getting down, heads banging and feet moving constantly. The duo was nice enough to show up to the festival early to take some time to speak with me.
Ragin’ Randy: So, for starters, can you tell me how you guys met?
Nathan: Actually, the first time me and Drew met, we were both working a server job in a pizza restaurant, and, yeah, it was really just history after that man. I mean, we both just love the same stuff man, and he’s the ying to my yang to this whole duo man. What I lack, he does and vice versa. Yeah, that’s where we met. That was about 4 years ago.
Ragin’ Randy: Did you guys each do your own music before you met?
Nathan: Drew’s always been into music, like forever man, his whole family is musically inclined. I mean, he can tell you about that. But yeah, me, I’ve always been into music but never personally really did anything. I never played an instrument, never was able to read notes, I just always had it in my head, you know, and a will and drive to do it, so I’ve been self-taught completely, as far as me.
Ragin’ Randy: But Drew, you used to do music before Tennessee Bass Massacre?
Drew: Yeah, before, I started producing when I was about 16 or 17 with just basically a keyboard and a Launchpad, and I would try to make some beats. I played piano, but I really just kind of liked to jam on it, you know, I never really released anything. And once we [points to Nathan] got a Mac, well, we messed around on Fruity Loops for a while.
Ragin’ Randy: Yeah, I remember Fruity Loops [laughs].
Drew: Yeah, and that was kind of fun just playing around, but it was nothing really serious, and then we got ahold of a MacBook and got Ableton. It took a while to get into, man, but once we kind of just figured it out, it was really magical how we came together. Because we’re, like, the same, but at the same time we’re so different when it comes to musical tastes, you know, so that’s how the Tennessee Bass Massacre becomes what it is.
Ragin’ Randy: So, this may be a question primarily for Drew then, but how does your approach to making music differ when you’re doing it by yourself versus when you’re doing it as a duo?
Drew: It was definitely just more chill, ambient, kind of glitch hop-ish type stuff, and you’ll still hear that in our set, you know, with that incorporated, but you know, it’s a lot more brutal [laughs].
Ragin’ Randy: If you guys had to describe your sound in just a few words, how would you do it?
Nathan: Hybrid bass, man. I mean, yeah, that’s what we’re about. We’re not really stuck on a genre, man. I mean, you can hear that some of our stuff is, like, filthy dub, and then this new track we’re going to drop tonight is, like, hybrid trap.
Drew: You know, more like trapstep almost.
Nathan: Yeah and you know, it’s just hybrid, and really, it’s not like about a genre man, we just follow the sound, you know? Yeah, so hybrid would definitely be the best, because it’s dub, it’s trap, it’s a little future, you know.
Ragin’ Randy: You guys have a Halloween event coming up in Memphis that you were mentioning to me earlier. Can you tell us a little bit more about that?
Drew: Yeah, it’s at Newby’s. We’re bringing Luzcid down as the headliner from New York. He’s an amazing producer, so we’re real excited about that. Al Kapone, from Memphis, will be hosting it. It’s going to be a big show, we’re hoping the biggest show in Memphis. We’re going to have the bar side and the theatre side, so we’ll have live bands over in the bar side, and then DJs in the theatre. But yeah, it’s something that we’re really looking forward to. We’re hoping to do some collaborations with Al Kapone for that show.
Ragin’ Randy: Cool. Do you guys have any full-length albums that you’ve done, or do you just release tracks and remixes here and there?
Nathan: You know, honestly, we really don’t even do remixes, really. Pretty much everything’s just original honestly. To tell you the truth, this is the best way to describe us really. We never even really wanted to be DJs. Honestly man, we just like producing music. There’s a void for so much good music that never gets out there, you know, to average people that listen. You get fed a line of music that’s easily acceptable and easily accessible. Whereas, like, what we thrive in, even when we play our sets, we want to introduce people to music that you haven’t heard that’s amazing that you should be listening to. You know what I mean? And the same thing with production, we want to make music that you should be listening to. But what happened is they go hand in hand. You know, if you want people to listen to the music you create, you’ve got to be able to go out there and, you know, be able to give it to them, and what we found is that we’re extremely good at it, and we love it. I mean, there’s not a better time or place than being on a stage and killing a show. Like, there’s nothing better than that, I mean, there’s no drug on earth that touches that shit. Honestly, it’s a beautiful thing.
Ragin’ Randy: I feel you, I didn’t even have much of a crowd for my set this afternoon, you know, first set of the day, but I enjoyed it!
Nathan: Yeah, just wait, man, it gets better and better and better. It’s such a reward, because it’s hard man, I’m not going to lie, there are down times when you bust your ass to get where you’re at, and it takes so much work to do it, but if you’re true to it and you stick through it, it shows, and the people who are really about their shit, you can see them. And wait until you see our set, man, it’s live, it’s wild.
Ragin’ Randy: Alright! I’m excited! Is there anything else you’d like to say to our readers?
Drew: First off, we’d like to give a huge shout out to Brie Jackson, our manager. We owe a lot of our success to her hard work. She runs Mindset Promotions and is one of our biggest fans and supporters too.
Nathan: Definitely want to give a shout out to 1200 Hustle. We’re like a big family. It’s a whole bunch of great artists who are linked up and are really about their business. It’s a community of like-minded people, and they’re all serious, and we’re serious about our music, and that’s where great music comes from. So we’d definitely like to give a shout out to them.
Trey and Page join Phil & Friends
April 15-17, 199 | Warfield Theatre, San Francisco
By Matt Bowers
Today’s edition of Throwback Thursday takes us back to April of 1999 when worlds collided in a huge way as Phil Lesh and Friends were joined by Page McConnell and Trey Anastasio of Phish for a once in a lifetime 3 night stand at the Warfield in San Francisco. The recordings of these shows shine with energy, and are an amazing time capsule of the first time members of the Grateful Dead and Phish collaborated in this magnitude. Trey and Steve Kimock trading solos over Phil’s basslines and Page’s piano fills are what dreams are made of, and these guys bring new life and freshness to the classic songs we all know and love. The Viola Lee Blues at the beginning of video posted below is the stuff of legend, and if you are a fan of either the Grateful Dead or Phish it is a must listen.
All Three Nights are available for Free Download at Archive.org
John Kadlecik of Furthur Announces New Residency
Jerry Garcia Band Sets
Gypsy Sally’s in Washington, DC
John Kadlecik of Furthur and Dark Star Orchestra has announced that he will be performing every Tuesday at Gypsy Sally’s through October 21. John Kadlecik & the DC Mystery Cats will be performing Jerry Garcia Band set lists in their entirety. (Purchase Tickets)
For those in the DC area you may have already caught John in recent history at his special Jerry Birthday bash held each August at local venues such as the Howard Theatre (2013) as well as the Hamilton (2014) . The new residency at a relatively new venue in town is sure to provide fans with an intimate experience to catch John while he is not on the road with original Dead members Bobby and Phil.
If you live in the Potomac region be sure to check out the exceptional list of concert dates that were recently released by Gypsy Sally’s.
As most of you already know John is well known for his ability to perform Jerry Garcia’s lead guitar parts and improvisational passages like no one else around. He was a co-founder of the Dark Star Orchestra and is now a member of Furthur featuring Bobby and Phil of the Dead alongside a host of the finest musicians on the live music scene.
Currently Furthur is not on tour and Bob Weir had to cancel all of his upcoming tour dates with his long-standing project, Ratdog. This also led Furthur to cancel their plans for Lockn’ Festival last weekend. LiveMusicDaily is glad to see John keeping the local scene thriving with his spare Tuesday nights. See you there next week.
Enjoy the video below of John performing “Terrapin Station” with Furthur live at TRI Studios.
Puppet > Higgins > Puppet
Live at LOCKN’ Festival 2014
Here is a very cool segue of staple UM classics “Puppet String – Higgins – Puppet String” from this past weekend live from Lockn’ Festival in Arrington, VA. Yet another signature face melter from Cinniger, Bayliss, Joel, Ryan, Andy, and Kris.
Artifakts Unveils Brand New Fall Sampler
Just minutes ago Artifakts released a new Fall Sampler. Artifakts is a definitely going places and for those of you who like Michal Menert, Gramatik, Pretty Lights, and all things soulful make sure to pay attention. The mix kicks off with some funk & soul and the warming vocals from Earth Wind and Fire’s “September”. Enjoy !
What happens when gritty electronic basslines meet vintage sample laced hip hop? You get the boom bap sample sound of indie producer Artifakts. Artifakts is the ever-evolving, electronic hip-hop project of Garret Meyer. Ranging from gritty down-sampled soulful stomp to mellow, airy and ambient hip hop, Artifakts has carved out a unique sound that not even trip hop can touch.
Hailing out of small town Newton, Wisconsin, 20 year old Garret began the collaborative project “Artifakts” in February 2012, and was joined by fellow 20 year old electronic producer William Thompson (Charleston, South Carolina) in March 2012. Following a summer festival circuit and live debut, Artifakts released the 11 track “Like This If” beat tape independently, featuring a smorgasbord of vinyl sampled, short electronic infused hip hop and airy trip-hop instrumentals à la Flying Lotus, Michal Menert, and DJ Shadow. Artifakts is set to release an EP in 2013 with sole works from Meyer.
Artifakts has also shared the stage with some of the biggest names in the scene such as Pretty Lights, MartyParty (of PANTyRAiD), and Cherub; not to mention plenty of collaborations with producers around the US. With multiple tracks under his belt, Artifakts set himself apart as one of the most sought after new electronic producers around.
Memphis Electronic Music & Arts Festival
Broad Avenue District, Memphis, TN
August 30-31, 2014
By Randy Harris
Memphis Electronic Music & Arts Festival (“MEMFest”), just two years in the making now, has already had a massive impact on the Southeastern dance music community. While the festival’s first installment took place at the esteemed Levitt Shell with late night shows at Newby’s, MEMFest founders Nolan Leake and JodyLand found a new home for the event at the Water Tower Pavilion with late night shows just up the street at a club called Forge on Broad Avenue. With over 60 DJs from all over the U.S., and even as far as Italy, festival goers gathered in the Home of the Blues and Rock & Roll, the world renowned Memphis, Tennessee, for a weekend of dancing and friends. MEMFest brought in attendees from as far as Knoxville, Tennessee and New Orleans, Louisiana, and the proceeds benefited the Hardwood Center. The Hardwood Center is a non-profit organization that has provided support and education for Mid-South families and children from birth to age five who are affected by developmental disabilities since 1957. The Hardwood Center serves five counties in West Tennessee, and Harwood serves students with diagnoses such as autism spectrum disorders, Down syndrome, cerebral palsy, and many others from its Downtown Memphis location. MEMFest, including artists, staff, attendees and all others involved, proudly benefits the Hardwood Center, and they made it abundantly clear with loud cheers and roars of applause every time it was announced on the microphone.
The festival offered as many as three DJs playing at any one time during the afternoon and early evening, followed by a single Main Stage for the headliners at night and two late night stages. Besides the Day Stage, run by local DJ Paradise, the “Not So Silent Disco” was running up to two DJs at once from 1:00 pm until 7:00 pm. The festival began with myself, Ragin’ Randy, on the Silent Disco stage and probably the youngest DJ on the lineup, Z-Dougie, on the Day Stage. While I didn’t get to hear Z-Dougie’s set, I could see that his fans were getting down. Meanwhile, I played a funky house set in the Silent Disco headphones as a small crowd began to shuffle in.
Next, Eratixx and KwikFlip took over the Silent Disco stage. Eratixx played a fairly dark, melodic set with lots of swells and changes in the energy, while KwikFlip, from what I heard, played a primarily hip-hop based set. Meanwhile, Don Twan held his own on the Paradise Day Stage. Next up on the Silent Disco stage were Party Matrix, who played a very high-energy set, and Dr. Steam, who threw down a sharp drum & bass set. JuJu Beats tagged in on the Day Stage, after Don Twan, with a deeper style set, followed by some dynamic trap and dubstep from Defective Agency and a wild set from DJ Paradise that covered almost every end of the dance music spectrum.
From then on, I was transfixed on the Main Stage. First up was local psychedelic rock/electronica band Agori Tribe. The talented young group played a tight, rocking set, even though most of the crowd was huddled together under the Silent Disco tent for most of their set due to some heavy rain. The rain didn’t stop the band rocking out, however, and by the end of their set, the rain backed off and the hoopers came out. Medusa, from St. Louis, Missouri, came out next and slammed some trap and dubstep beats down our throats as the night crept in and the light show began to stand out.
JodyLand Entertainment and Crop Circle Productions spared no expense for this event, and the DJs and crowd let them know it every chance they had, giving constant shout-outs and cheers to the Memphis-based production companies. Spankalicious, from Columbia, Missouri, came up after Medusa, staying true to his style with a very percussive set that kept the crowd on their toes. I got a chance to speak with Spankalicious before his set, and he has some big things in the works at his new label Thaz Dope Records. Stay tuned for my full interview, coming soon. Archnemesis followed up Spankalicious with a beautifully sculpted set of tunes, keeping the crowd constantly dancing, as always, with his undeniably unique take on bass music. Rounding off the Main Stage for Day 1 was Italian DJ and producer Bass Science, who kept the high-energy groove in full force and the crowd buzzing for the Late Night events.
After the Main Stage wound down, it was time for the Late Night events. First up in the Main Room was a monster collaboration between local DJ and MEMFest founder Gutta Kick (Nolan Leake) and Memphis rap sensation Al Kapone. After some raucous head banging, I headed upstairs to catch the end of another JuJu Beats set with a little more umph to it than his earlier deep set, followed by the newest Memphis bass music sensation TN Bass Massacre. The duo, one a Memphis native and the other hailing from Tampa, Florida, have been making music together a mere 8 months and have already developed a devoted following. I caught up with the boys earlier on in the day to talk about their newfound chemistry, so stay tuned for my full interview coming soon. Taking the Upstairs Room by storm, TN Bass Massacre proceeded to tear down the roof of the Forge, and that is where my night ended. Although the afternoon and early evening were plagued by rain, it turned into a beautiful night, and Day 1 was still a huge success.
Dead Horse Beats [Mtl]
Sunken Sounds LIVE | 002
Well the is a heck of a Soundcloud find right here. For you disco-funk renegades this is straight up your alley. Sunken Sounds is a Artist collective / music blog / PR agency. Learn more Here.
Some fire right here. Check it out and spread the word! Super pleased to be announcing Pat Wade aka Dead Horse Beats as the second installment of our Sunken Sounds LIVE mix series! Enjoy.
1. Grief – Your Friend Hero w/ Gimme the Loot – Notorious BIG
2. Diamond Real – Michael Wycoff
3. Side Effect – Ashford & Simpson
4. Espoir – Darius
5. Going Back to My Roots – Odyssey
6. Sacremento – Birthday Boy
7. Power of the Boogie – Atkins
8. Cover Girl – Network & Johnny Kemp
9. Party in the City – Starbound
10. Let me be the One – Webster Lewis
11. Never (Icarus Remix) – Phonat
12. Murder Rate – Lil B
13. Thinking of You – Sister Sledge
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Phish May Not Cover Album for Halloween
Phish’s epic Halloween concerts have certainly made Phishtory. As we all know this past year Phish unveiled their new album, Wingsuit, in its entirety. Sure it was nice to give fans fresh music, but for those who were hoping for a cover of one of the most epic albums of all time, they had to be at least a little disappointed. Fans headed to catch Phish at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas for an epic Vegas can except a different experience this round.
Unlike the tradition in the past of covering an album like Dark Side of the Moon, the future for what they have in store this year remains a mystery. However, Trey did infer in a recent interview with that they may be setting aside the long running tradition aside this year.
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“I don’t know that we’re going to cover anything this year, to be perfectly honest,” he said. “That’s the word I’m getting from the other guys. You never know. I’m guessing that we may have put that tradition to bed with the wink to ‘Fuego’.”
One of the Best Rising Artists in Future Funk
Drops Fire Tune- “One Last Time”
Another fire track from Marvel Years.Only big things lie ahead for Cory Wythe.
About Marvel Years
Cory Wythe, the producer and guitarist better known as Marvel Years, has been making waves within the electro-soul hip-hop community. In just a short period of time, his progression has become impossible to ignore. Much more than your average DJ/producer, Marvel Years is an incredible guitarist that shreds well beyond his years. His approach to blending electronic beats and shredding soulful guitar on his original tracks and remixes creates a sound that is a unique hybrid of EDM combing glitch, retro-funk, soul, jazz and hip-hop. In the wake of his creation leaves listeners with the irresistible urge to get up and move.
Not only have the fans picked up on Marvel Years, he has also caught the attention of other prominent artists. His very first-ever live performance supporting Pretty Lights in Boston, MA (July 2013) has only been followed with an impressive amount of success and opportunities. In August 2013 he made a surprise guest appearance performing two of his tracks along side Mikey Thunder at Pretty Lights sold out Red Rocks show. Later that year, he was invited to hit the road on a multi-week bus tour as support for GRiZ’s Rebal Era Tour. Then, in the fall of 2013, Cory was offered an opportunity to do an official remix for Pretty Lights – “Where I’m Trying To Go” that was released on December 10 on A Color Map of the Sun Remixes.
Gaining wide notoriety from EDM blogs and social media, Marvel Years is a kid with a dream with the talent and the drive to make big moves. His releases, impossible not to love, are primed and ready to help you forget your troubles and enter into a happier state of mind. Keep your eye on this fresh artist who has those smooth funky grooves on lock and become marveled yourself.
On the Verge
Strong Reggae Vibes from Sacramento, CA
Oh yes, here are some proper reggae vibes to take you into the week. Here is some tasty choice cuts from the rising reggae rockers, Arden Park Roots, straight out of Sacramento, CA. We are very excited to offer an exclusive Free Download of “Revolution” off their most recent release, Burning the Midnight Oil.
APR has established a commanding presence in the California music scene. Their sounds include surf, roots and rock. It ranges from classic to modern searing guitar solos that smooth out and give the ear what it needs; Sexy, crawling bass lines that warm the room; Beats that make you dance; Vocals that amplify to reach the ears, heart and soul. They have set sail and toured relentlessly over the past 7 years… from the west to the east, north to the south… playing over 150 shows a year and putting out 4 full-length albums. Their tours continue nationally and their fan base (Over 26,000 on FB) and venues keep getting larger. “Our latest album, Burning the Midnight Oil is receiving reviews beyond what we thought possible… the people love it, we love it… we love them. We are truly humbled. Thank you all.” - APR
Silver Wrapper and Purple Hat Productions have added new artists to the lineup for the second annual Suwannee Hulaween including electronic producers, Shpongle (Simon Posford DJ set) & Emancipator, legendary rock guitarist The Dean Ween Group, Suwannee Bluegrass Surprise, Kung Fu, Thievery Corporations’ Rob Garza DJ set, Nashville’s hottest Americana Folk Trio Judah and the Lion, Ghost Owl, Strung Like a Horse, Jonathan Scales Fourchestra, Shane Pruitt Band, Suenalo, Beartoe and Post Pluto.
Hosted by The String Cheese Incident over Halloween weekend October 31 – November 2, 2014 at Spirit of the Suwannee Music Park in Live Oak, FL, these artist join already announced performers including Thievery Corporation, Big Gigantic, Beats Antique, The New Deal, Joe Russo’s Almost Dead, Greensky Bluegrass,EOTO, Conspirator and more.
Fans will be treated to all these acts plus three nights & seven sets of Cheese, along with a surprise-filled three-set Halloween show themed ‘The Afterlife’. Asking fans, “what do YOU want to be in the afterlife?” Silver Wrapper, Purple Hat and SCI encourage guests to become part of the show with theatrics and costumes that interpret their take on life after death. Tap into mythology, philosophy, religion and the supernatural to transcend into the next physical realm. What do YOU want to be in the next life?
For the first time ever Hulaween will also host a Thursday night pre-party featuring heavy hitting artists Electron (Aron Magner & Marc Brownstein of The Disco Biscuits/Conspirator, Tom Hamilton of Brothers Past/American Babies/JRAD, and Mike Greenfield of Lotus), a special “Thursday Surprise” to be announced in a few weeks, and Particle. Tickets are available for $40 advance/$50 gate and include camping.
Set in the midst of 800 acres of Spanish moss-draped oak and cypress along the Suwannee River, SOSMP is one of the most beautiful live music venues in the country. At Suwannee Hulaween festival goers can get ready for the return of Spirit Lake – an artistic glowing menagerie of multimedia metalwork, paintings, sculptures, light projections and live performances that morphs the prehistoric-looking forest into a vivid dream-like space. With hardly any overlapping sets throughout the weekend, attendees have plenty of time to wonder the mystical campgrounds abuzz with costumed fans and interactive theme camps while not missing any music they want to experience.
Tickets are currently available for $209 including all taxes, fees and camping. For SOSMP fans that want to return two weeks later to Bear Creek Music & Art Festival November 13 – 16, 2014 featuring Umphrey’s McGee, Lettuce, Dumpstaphunk, The Budos Band, The New Mastersounds and more, a combo ticket is available for $360. Use the EZ Pay option to break the cost down into two easy payments.
For information on Ultimate Incident VIP Packages and additional details visit www.SuwanneeHulaween.com. To join the wait list for cabins, golf cart rentals and RV hook-ups, please contact SOSMP at 386.364.1683.
Permits Not Approved for Event
Concerts moved to Ogden Theatre
via Disco Biscuits:
The permits for the new venue for Bisco on the Green were not approved. We took a gamble on this one (working with someone who isn’t our normal Colorado promoter, because we thought the idea of 3 nights outdoors IN Denver sounded amazing) and it didn’t work out. Sometimes, when things seem too good to be true, they end up being just that.
Thankfully, the person who is normally our promoter in Colorado has moved some things around on these three days, and The Disco Biscuits shows will be moved (one final time) to the The Ogden Theatre.
Tickets purchased through http://discobiscuits.com/presales for Bisco on the Green will be honored. Your previously issued physical ticket will be voided and you will be issued a new e-ticket for this show. You will be contacted with this information in the coming days.
If you purchased from the promoter’s ticketing, Hold My Ticket, the credit card that was used for purchase will be automatically refunded and an email will be sent to the address the ticket buyer provided at the time of purchase that includes a code that will guarantee you tickets to the Ogden. The code will be emailed to you tomorrow at 11:30am MT, directly before tickets are on sale. You will be able to use that code at this link beginning Friday, September 5 at 12noon MT: Here
When this process is complete, there will be a very limited amount of tickets available for the shows and they will be made available to the general public. These tickets will be made available Saturday, September 6 at 10am MT.
We do apologize for any inconvenience. We are extremely excited that we were able to turn this tough situation into something positive and we look forward to getting out to Colorado to play another epic 3-night stand at the Ogden! With no early curfew.
Medeski Martin Scofield and Wood Tour
Just Around the Corner
Check out this write-up from Tripp Demoss before your weekend kicks off. The highly anticipated release of the forthcoming album with John Scofiled, Juice, is set for a Sept. 16th release. Personally, I’ve listened to the album and it is a solid listen all the way through. Check back for an album review in the near future as well as an interview that will be conducted on their upcoming tour.
By Tripp Demoss
Ok, so I’m really excited about seeing MMW + John Scofield in DC this December. John Medeski is one of my favorite players- he doesn’t go buck wild with the quartal harmonies that are impossible for an amateur to play along with, but his technical expertise speaks for itself regardless. Here’s a special nugget from an MMW show at Umbria, Italy Jazz festival in 2001 as an early preview.
It’s trite to compare keyboardists from different genres and/or to come up with hierarchies to say “Oh, the guys who went to music school are just on a different level!” blah blah blah. Granted. But, it’s entertaining too, so here goes. Bruce Hornsby went to Berklee College of Music, and for rock keyboardists, he’s like Beethoven- the musician everyone knows about because he’s so good. John Medeski went to the New England Conservatory of Music and for rock keyboardists, he’s likeFrederic Chopin – who sounds better? Answer: they both do!
Anyways, MMW do something like “hard jazz.” Whereas Umphreys McGee is jazz/fusion/prog that had its genesis with Miles Davis, Mahavishnu Orchestra, Return to Forever, and the 70s greats, MMW are the jazziest guys in the jam universe. Whereas Galactic brings the archetypal New Orleans funk/jazz to the table, MMW attacks with the good ol’ Kansas City/Brooklyn jazz method that dates back to the early part of the 20th century. Whereas Phish will do the jazz/prog thing on their own terms (eg., early 70s Mothers of Invention) MMW doesn’t delve into the nonsense poetry but rather, remains strictly instrumental.