STS9 Live in 2002
By Matthew Bowers
In keeping with the new tradition of “throwback Thursday” this video takes us back over a decade to 2002 when a young STS9 played to a very lucky California crowd in December. The music they play over the course of this hour long set is nothing short of sexy, and I can only imagine how sweaty that venue was by the time the show was over.
STS9’s performances have changed dramatically over the past few years, focusing on the more in-your-face electronic aspect of their sound. Long-time fans and followers of the band have been longing for the return of the tribal, dream inducing sonic landscapes Soundtribe used to create. With the departure of bassist David Murphy and the recent addition of Alana Rocklin, the band seems to be getting back in touch with their roots again. Here’s to (personally, anyways) hoping STS9 returns to the tribal, ethereal, melodic drum and bass juggernaut they once were.
Setlist – 12.5.02 (The Catalyst – Santa Cruz, CA) – I: Satori, Grow, New song > Tap In, Baraka II: Moonsockets, STS9 Ramone > Eb > Emiglio E: Circus, What is love?
Santa Cruz based Reggae Outfit
By Bret (Stage Media)
Animo is a surf/rootsreggae band from Santa Cruz, California that started out as a live roots jam band lead by singer/songwriter, Mo El-Sherif which has quickyly grown to become Santa Cruz’s premiere Cali Reggae Group. The band is comprised of four talented members including Bert Javier (Drums), Zack Nutty (Bass), Jason Sherman (Lead Guitar).
On June 17, 2014, Animo released their much anticipated EP, Morning Light. Morning Light was produced by one of the industry’s most talented producers, E.N Young of Imperial Sounds Studio which features guest performances by E.N Young of Tribal Seeds, Eddie Blunt of High Tide and Deejay Skanks of SRP. Morning Light EP consists of 5 original tracks with 2 dub tracks highlighting the creative collaboration of Animo and E.N Young.
Mo has been sharing his love for performing and creating music with artists in the Santa Cruz community. His poistive vibes and energy has manifested into the lyrical sound and Santa Cruz style and sees Morning Light as a reflection of his musical and spritual development. Animo urges people to show and spread love to everyone.
Morning Light showcases Animo’s strong musical sense and cohesive sound, giving listeners a taste of his capabilities and what to expect in the future. Animo is driven by a desire to create music that inspires and captivates audiences while delivering positive messages. Animo will be hitting the road to promote their music in Fall of 2014.Official Website Facebook
Hangtown Halloween Ball
Announces Late Night Music & Daily Schedule
Summer is coming to a simmer while plans at Hangtown Halloween Ball are just heating up. Event organizers announced their late night schedule and daily lineup including a powerhouse super jam with Railroad Earth featuring Dan Lebowitz, Zach Gil, Jeff Austin, Allie Kral and more in the Hangtown Halloween Orchestrascheduled to kick off the fest on Friday night. Tickets are on sale and moving swiftly for the 4th annual affair where Halloween, costumes and music collide.
Railroad Earth’s 4th annual Hangtown Halloween Ball has shown considerable growth since its inception due in part to the incredible mountain setting with top-shelf accommodations and an unrivaled lineup of diverse and well known performing artists. This year will be no exception with over 30 performing artists scheduled over the three-day event including three nights of Railroad Earth, moe., The Meter Men,Leftover Salmon, and bay area favorites ALO among others. Plus, with the addition of the late night music hall, an array of artists will also have the chance to perform a full-night of music in a more intimate indoor location each night. The 2014 Hangtown Halloween Ball will feature late night performances with such talent as Jeff Austin,The Motet, Dead Winter Carpenter’s and more.
Also known for its fantastic family atmosphere, Hangtown Halloween Ball will also feature a number of day-time activities for kids of all ages including pumpkin carving contests, jam sessions and workshops loaded with fall-time fun while adding to the holiday festivities and overall atmosphere of the event.
Set to take place at the gateway of the High Sierras in picturesque Placerville, CA tickets are moving fast for the 4th annual harvest-time extravaganza. In fact, due to demand, event organizers have added even more RV options to accommodate large groups and families who come back to attend each year.
For more information about the Hangtown Halloween Ball including lineup, late night music and ticketing details, check out www.hangtownhalloween.com.
Sunsquabi Remixes Daft Punk
Another great rework from the hydro electronic funk outfit for CO. This time the trio tackles Daft Punk’s “Aerodynamic”. This one is sure to rock you straight into the weekend in proper Sunsquabi fashion.
It all began in 2011 when guitarist Kevin Donohue and bassist Andrew Clymer broke away from their hip-hop roots and decided that sample-based electronic music simply wasn’t enough. The Boulder duo set out to find their own blend of live instrumentation and production, which would lead to the creation of SunSquabi. The group very quickly gained notoriety in the Denver/Boulder area and performed their first show at Red Rocks Amphitheater in June 2011 (Global Dance Festival). Shortly thereafter, drummer and Boston native Chris Anderson joined the group and inspired the group to even further seek the limitless potential of the live-electronic realm.
Over the past two years, SunSquabi has performed at some of the country’s most notable music festivals (Wakarusa, Summer Camp, Sonic Bloom, Snowball, SXSW and more). The trio has been consistently touring the U.S. since May 2012, and rapidly gaining recognition from the ever-evolving EDM and Livetronica markets. SunSquabi has shared the stage with Big Gigantic, Pretty Lights, GriZ, Murphy of STS9, Up Until Now, Two Fresh, Conspirator, Michal Menert, Boombox, The Floozies, Archnemesis, Break Science, Minnesota, Ghostland Observatory and many more.
Consider the Source Announces First Studio Album in 4 Years
Instrumental trio Consider the Source, the planet’s preeminent Sci-Fi Middle Eastern Fusion ensemble, are releasing their first studio album in four years, World War Trio. Recorded at Bunker Studio in Brooklyn, funded by a successful Indiegogo campaign, this will be their first recording with drummer/percussionist Jeff Mann, whose recent addition has supercharged the band’s chemistry. World War Trio spans three discs and a universe of sonic territory. Their masterful improvisation, frantic energy, and unique blend of progressive rock and Middle Eastern music have brought them worldwide acclaim, and a rigorous global tour schedule has forged them into a fearsome live band.
World War Trio will be released in two parts: disc one, “Put Another Rock in that Bag” will be released on Halloween as a separate EP, containing an epic, 25-minute work in six parts. In a departure from their usual style, the EP will focus on their compositional prowess, with the dazzling displays of furious virtuosity taking a backseat. It features one section written by Jan Zerfeldt, mastermind of prog deities Panzerballet, with whom Consider the Source has toured throughout Germany and the US. Consider the Source will premiere the work on Halloween at the Parish Public House in Albany, NY with a full performance of the EP, launching a tour that will lead to the release of discs two and three as a double album in Winter of 2015. This double album will showcase the other sides of Consider the Source: authentic instruments from around the world, acoustic songs, ballads, and improvised pieces. Fans need not worry, however: the EP will feature a short “Making of World War Trio” documentary, with previews of tracks from the forthcoming album.
GHOST OWL JOINS MADISON HOUSE ROSTER AND ANNOUNCES
“SAY GOODBYE TO FINLAND” FALL TOUR DATES
Ghost Owl is happy to announce they have inked a deal with Owen Gray at Madison House for booking representation. Chad Denney at Nimbleslick Entertainment will take over the management duties for the band.
The band has also added multi-instrumentalist Adam B, aka “Elbo_Jones”, to the group. Adam B brings a rich history of work in multimedia/production and performance with him that is sure to enhance the Ghost Owl live show.
Say Goodbye to Finland is now available for pre-order and will be released on Tuesday, September 2nd. Re-mastered and printed on 150-gram vinyl, the album features artwork by Jason Huffer. You can pre-order the album now at the Ghost Owl bandcamp page.
August 29 – Mantrabash | Ferguson, NC
September 30 – Sidebar Theatre | Tallahassee, FL
October 1 – 1904 Music Hall | Jacksonville, FL
October 2 – The Funky Buddha | Boca Raton, FL
October 3 – Guanabanas | Jupiter, FL
October 4 – Dunedin Brewery | Dunedin, FL
October 5 – Live From AURA Studios Free Live Stream
October 31– The Orange Peel | Asheville, NC*
November 1 – Music Farm | Charleston, SC*
November 2 – Suwannee Hulaween | Live Oak, FL
November 13 – The International | Knoxville, TN*
November 14 – The Chop Shop | Charlotte, NC*
November 15 – Lincoln Theatre | Raleigh, NC*
November 19 – Cannery Ballroom | Nashville, TN*
November 20 – Georgia Theatre | Athens, GA*
November 21 – Terminal West | Atlanta, GA*
December 3 – Belly Up | Aspen, CO
December 4 – Hodi’s Half Note | Ft. Collins, CO
December 5 & 6 – Quixote’s True Blue |Denver, CO – 2 night stand
*Opening for Papadosio
“Wappy Sprayberry” Red Rocks 7/5/14
This is a scorching rendition of the Umphrey’s staple “Wappy Sprayberry” on the Rocks. We are really looking forward to this DVD.
Our sold out Red Rocks performance from July 5th is now available on Blu-ray, DVD or HD download. Packed full of unique camera angles, aerial drone footage, backstage rehearsals & copious fan shots, this is the new go-to UM concert film. -UM
Snag it: http://bit.ly/umROCKS14
Filmed by TourGigs, Directed by Jay Kopelman, Produced by Kevin Browninghttp://www.umphreys.com
Rising Hip-Hop Producer Phoniks collaborates with Priest (NYC)
Phoniks is hands down our favorite rising hip-hop producer in the game. The Portland, ME based producer is revisiting the sounds of the 90s era of hip-hop and his techniques thrive on a keen understanding of collaborative magic. That is not to say that his beats are not complex, they are simply well calculated. Horns, smooth piano lines, and symphonic ambience help define this signature sound.
Working with Awon and Deplow sparked some creative collaborative masterpieces that have reached millions of listeners. Today we bring you Phoniks recent collaboration with NYC artist, Priest. The lyrical finesse from Priest on “Street Corners” is top-notch, this is truly an exceptional piece of music.
Blackberry Smoke & Gov’t Mule
Innsbrook After Hours
August 20, 2014 | Glen Allen, VA
* In memory of Brian Farmer, may he rest in peace.
Kastle – Anything’s Possible ft. Lotti (Sweater Beats Remix)
This remix of Kastle is pure fire to take you straight into the weekend. Not much to say except, this is spot on. Enjoy !
About Sweater Beats:
Seducing the world via his own brand of dream-soaked pop and lushed out r&b, Antonio Cuna, aka Sweater Beats, is a force to be reckoned with. Since the release of his single “MLLN DLLR” on Bondax’s Justus Recordings in 2012, Cuna has garnered support from tastemakers like Diplo and Annie Mac, and has delivered standout mixes for Boiler Room, SSENSE, and Red Bull Studios. His debut EP for Symbols (“That Feel”) sees Antonio implementing more organic instrumentation, as well as original vocals, and the finished product is a strong vision of the future of Pop and R&B. Sweater Beats’ next EP is due this Fall on LA imprint and long-time affiliate Huh, What & Where.
Trey Anastasio Band
Live at Brooklyn Bowl | August 17, 2014
Amidst what has been a huge summer tour for Phish, Trey Anastasio Band came to the Brooklyn Bowl in Greenpoint, Brooklyn as a part of PBS’s series Front and Center. After playing two nights at Peach Fest, the band seemed practiced, comfortable, and ready to rock and roll.
Coming on around 8:15, the band casually walked on stage to a warm reception from loyal fans. They kicked things off with the groovy “Sometime After Sunset,” setting a playful, laid-back tone for the evening. Right out of the gate, you could feel the energy ooze throughout the Greenpoint bar, which happens to be part-venue, part-bowling alley. A quick look around revealed a room full of excited people busting moves, having a great time, and eyeballing the cameras that floated over the top and around the stage.
Next, the band jumped right into the classic TAB track “Cayman Review.” Cayman’s combination of island and bluesy guitar tones continued to build up the energy. Trey’s guitar tone was warm and noodly, like a delicious cup of Ramen Noodles on a cold Vermont winter’s night. From there, Trey and his band were off to the races. The horns in songs like “Money, Love, and Change” complemented Trey’s guitar sound and provided a strong backing to a buoyant, driving rhythm section held down by Trey’s drummer and friend Russ Lawton. Other notable first set tunes were “Valentine”, “Bounce”, and “Pigtails.” “Alaska” was also really well done and featured a beautiful mix of Trey guitar licks and some nice bluesy keys by Ray Paczkowski.
The first set featured a nice mix of old and new tunes, which I felt was both welcoming and intriguing. But the real first set gem was the “Gotta Jibboo.” The Phish-by-way-of-TAB tune featured virtuositic interplay between each member of the group. Trey weaved in and out of Ray Paczkowski’s keys, sometimes rhythmically, sometimes following the melody, and sometimes even throwing some spacy, Phish-esque looping. Tony Markellis held down the groove on the bass, maintaining a low, smooth tone throughout the evening. His tone was rich, deep and propellant, which provided the rest of the band with a solid foundation for improvisational jams. The horn section felt like the cherry on top. Their joyous, jazz-flavored flourishes pushed the groove to new heights and connected beautifully with Russ’s controlled, yet loose drumming. The set closed with another Anastasio classic “Tuesday,” which also featured some strong jamming, and the band retired to the green room for a quick meeting and some cappuccinos.
When the band came back on for the second set, they surprised everyone with a “Sand” opener. The “phan-phavorite” set the tone for the rest of the night: unabashed jamming and extended grooves. Seeing TAB in an intimate club setting allows you to really hear and see every bit of communication between Trey and the rest of his band. During “Simple Twist up Dave” you could see Trey communicating with Ray and the horns section as they built the groove up into a stellar crescendo jam. Even for standard tracks like “Shine”, you could feel the interplay and excitement among the band members.
Trey seemed to strike a perfect balance between expansive jamming and TV-friendly tunes on Sunday night, jumping back and forth between rhythm and lead, which allowed his band mates to follow, imitate, and expand each song to interesting and often uncharted territories. “Push On til the Day” was a great example of this balance. This song is perhaps the most iconic TAB song because it is both a catchy ditty and an extensive jam that features strong melodic solos and interesting ideas from every member of the group. The horn melody and driving rhythms melded with Trey’s Ramen Noodle guitar, building the jam to a beautiful peak and the crowd responded with a giant roar! Right as the song began, I heard the guy next to me say, “Haha I wonder how many times I’ve heard this song?” Then when the peak came I heard the same guy yell out: “I freakin’ love this song! Holy Shit! Holy Shit!” I’m telling you, it was that good.
Other second set highlights include “Architect,” which I think is more fitting for TAB than it is for Phish. I also enjoyed the humorous but cool cover of “Clint Eastwood” by the Gorillaz. But the real treat was the cover of Zeppelin’s “Black Dog” to close the second set. After more than 2 hours of high energy jamming, Trey cranked up his distortion and played the classic rock standard to perfection. Jennifer Hartwick (trombone, vocals) put down her horn and moved towards the center where she not only destroyed one of the most difficult rock vocal songs of all time, but also challenged Trey to a vocal-guitar battle that amounted to something of a musical orgasm on stage. (On a side note: It was Jenn’s birthday so Trey brought out a chocolate cake and I found out that Robert Plant’s birthday came just a couple days later.)
Just before the encore, Trey offered a few words of thanks to the crowd and told the story about the formation of Trey Band in Burlington in 1998 as a part of the opening of the then-new venue Higher Ground. It was a special moment for everyone involved. He explained that “First Tube” was the first song that they wrote as a band right after they were asked to be a part of the Higher Ground opening. Fittingly, the band plunged into the throes of a “First Tube” jam that truly brought the show– or should i say event– full circle.
If you couldn’t infer this from my review, I’ll say it again: this show was something special. After an amazing summer of Phish 3.0, or as I like to say 3.5, Trey proved that he could seamlessly transition into his side projects without losing any steam. His tone was pure Trey and his attitude was joyous. The music was dialed and emotional. He seemed as happy as he has been in years and I felt honored to be able to share that joy with him and everyone else who was there. He truly is the Baron of Jam. Trey just unleashed a monster 2+ hour set onto a jam-packed room of just over 800. And the best part: PBS captured the entire thing in HD. See you all soon!
Jay Blakesberg Photography
Jimmy Herring joins Santana for “If Anyone Can”
Aug 19, 2014 | Washington, DC
Live at Stone Pony
August 10, 2014 | Asbury Park, NJ
Dallas based talent, DJ S.O.U.L.J.A.H. will be offering us a choice cut every week. He will primarily focusing on electronic music. However, S.O.U.L.J.A.H.’s tastes are broad ranging from jazz to soul to hip-hop. We are proud to bring you the first hefty dose of “Souljah’s Jam of the Week”.
It’s an honor to be asked by the Live Music Daily crew to be part of their fam by introducing “SoulJah’s Jam of the Week”!
First up, let me introduce you to Sam Gellaitry, get use to this name. After being discovered by the mighty Soulection camp a couple months ago this 17 year old phenom has been continuing his showing of just straight ahead of his time production. Showing versatility & finesse with his production styles at such an early age makes me feel like he’s just getting warmed up!
This week he released his take on one of underground hip-hop’s veteran stars, Quasimoto, with his new song, quas. Quasimoto’s eccentric flow molds perfectly with Gellaitry’s basslines, especially on the second bass drop, remember I told you to wait for it!
Announces Red Rocks DVD
Shot by NoCoast
Railroad Earth is one of my favorite acts blending Americana folksy roots with Bluegrass and Jam-rock. They have an understanding of song structure and lyrical mastery that many live acts lack. Just an hour ago the group revealed that they all release a Full Concert DVD from their recent performance at Red Rocks.
“We had the boys from NoCoast filming again this year at our Red Rocks show and this time we’ve decided to release a full DVD of the event. Be on the lookout for a pre-sale opportunity sometime next month.”
Check out the video shot by NoCoast at Red Rocks from 2013.
ZHU – Faded (Big Gigantic Remix)
Check out our brand new remix of ZHU‘s FADED!! We love this track and wanted to put a lil Big G spin on it.. hope you dig!!! -Big Gigantic
EOTO Kicks Off ‘Outer Orbit’ Tour Loaded With New Visuals
EOTO just announced their fall tour dates including theater performances throughout the Midwest and Southeast through November of 2014. These pioneers of live EDM improvisation will hit the road armed with the latest musical and visual technology. They continue to add to their mesmerizing audio setup that pushes the boundaries between musical instruments and computer software all the while blurring the lines between studio production and live performance.
Celebrated for their incredible audio and visual production, EOTO ranked in the top three best stage productions of 2013 with the likes of Deadmau5 and Skrillex, in Ultra Music Magazine last fall and will undoubtedly outdo themselves in 2014. Their visuals continue to elaborate on 3D projection mapping and break technical barriers with the addition of their unique, “paint the sky”, laser mapping. The landmark light production was designed and developed specifically for EOTO in order to create an extraterrestrial atmosphere that will engulf the crowd in such a way that even large outdoor performances feel capsulized in visual/audio bliss.
With Michael Travis and Jason Hann holding the reins, EOTO continues to lead the way for a blossoming genre of electronic music – live and improvised EDM. Locked and loaded with hi-tech equipment, software, and the latest computer and musical technology, multi-instrumentalist Travis and percussionist/vocalist Hann have made a startling impact on the electronic dance community, due to their innovative 100% improvised approach and as a result, their exclusive sound.
“This dynamic duo engineers music that many of today’s producers spend hours creating in the basement, but right on the spot in front of live audiences.” – The Music Vibes
With influences that range from Tipper, to Derrick Carter and Bassnectar; the project aims to produce a fresh take on EDM by incorporating live looping, instruments, drums, vocals, and live remixing on stage. This allows the duo to remain fluid in their approach while retaining a lucid otherworldly flare. With over 800 improvised performances under their belt, the band has consistently reinvented their style and approach in the ever changing landscape of the EDM culture – leaving no two performances alike in their wake.
EOTO will hit the road for their fall tour beginning in August with an arsenal of ear-and-eye-candy specially blended for their transcendental performances. For ticketing and EOTO’s latest tour information, check out the official website at www.eotomusic.com.
8/22 Mishawaka: Bellvue, CO
8/19-8/20 Infrasound Equinox Festival, Black River Falls, WI
9/25 Crowfoot Ballroom: Pontiac, MI
9/26 Concord Music Hall: Chicago, IL
9/27 Concord Music Hall: Chicago, IL
10/1 Bourbon Theater: Lincoln, NB
10/2 2720: St Louis, MO
10/3 The Rave: Milwaukee, WI
10/4 Canopy Club: Urbana, IL
10/8 TEMPT: Nashville, TN
10/9 Terminal West: Atlanta, GA
10/10 Zydeco, Birmingham, AL
10/11 The Nest, Miami, FL
10/31 Suwannee Hulaween, Live Oak, FL
11/21 Stage 48, New York, NY
11/28 Winstons, San Diego, CA
11/29 El Ray Theater, Los Angeles, CA
12/05 The Independent, San Francisco, CA
12/06 Cargo, Reno, NV
12/10 Parish, Austin, TX
12/12 Granada Theater, Lawrence, KS
12/13 Ogden Theater, Denver, CO
Happy 66th Birthday
By Randy Harris
Happy 66th birthday to the Golden God himself, Robert Plant! Mr. Plant was the lead vocalist, lyricist and frontman for Led Zeppelin Official. Mr. Plant is known for his powerful, seductive stage presence, as well as his screaming voice. He was ranked Rolling Stone’s 15th greatest singer of all time in 2008, and numerous famous vocalists and frontmen have cited him as a primary influence.
Led Zeppelin’s 9 studio and 4 live album discography only scratches the surface of Mr. Plant’s work. He has also recorded 9 solo studio albums and 4 collaborative albums, including collaborations with Jeff Beck, Allison Krauss and fellow Zeppelin member Jimmy Page, along with countless singles and other guest appearances. Mr. Plant currently tours with a band, dubbed Robert Plant & the Sensational Space Shifters. Happy birthday Robert !
Live at Northwest String Summit 2014
I promise it is mere coincidence that I discovered two scorching bluegrass covers the same day. Right after we posted the Finnish Bluegrass Band performing “Thunderstruck”, Yonder Mountain released this video of them performing “Crazy Train” at Northwest String Summit. The group has continued to tour heavily despite parting ways with their long time member, Jeff Austin, on vocals and mandolin.
Two Night NYE Run in Chicago
This New Year’s Eve, marks 25 years for Leftover Salmon! The band is thrilled to announce we will be celebrating it with Keller Williams in Chicago on December 30th and 31st at The Vic Theatre! Leftover Salmon will kick of the two night celebration on the 30th and will be ringing in the New Year with 2 sets on New Year’s Eve! Bill Payne of Little Feat will be joining LoS on both nights! Keller Williams will perform with his band “More Than a Little” for a closing set on December 30th and Solo on the 31st, to get the night started.
LoS fan club tickets will go on sale Wednesday August 20th at 10:00am Central Time.
For more information: http://bit.ly/1pYkaqV
Finnish band Steve’n’Seagulls Covers AC/DC
This is an epic finger pickin’ journey with the Finnish Bluegrass act, Steve’n’Seagulls. They run throw a great cover of AC/DC’s 1990 hit Thunderstruck off the album, Razor’s Edge.
Release Deep In My Soul
Somehow, the best DJs are always Dutch. This time, Dutch duo 16 Bit Lolitas hits us with a powerful, deep and melodic groove. “Deep In My Soul” is guaranteed to move both your emotions and your feet with its hypnotic, ambient aura and driving bass. This single-track follow up to May’s Beat Organ EP will be releasedSeptember 1 on Anjunadeep. Check out the full track below. -Ragin Randy Harris
Bio via DJList.com
Peter Kriek and Ariaan Olieroock had been making music on their own for some time before joining forces and becoming 16 Bit Lolitas in 2003. This collaboration quickly produced a wave of releases. Tracks such as The Puppet Show, Destiny, My Lexicon, Stereo Control and the epic Sednaa quickly followed on labels as diverse as Yoshitoshi, Alternative Route , Release, Sadie, Plastic Fantastic, Nu Republic, Armada, Minimal, DK and LMR. They then decided to keep control of most of their material starting their own successful imprint “Bits and Pieces” shooting off club hit after hit. A hectic few years has propelled the boys into the spotlight where their crisp creations have carved out a sound that is both cool and sophisticated. It embraces all that is good about House music.
Peter and Ariaan consistently turn in tight productions that stand out in a crowded market place. Each piece of electronic music is patiently crafted and produced with emotion and care. It’s music that creates atmospheres as well as delivering a killer blow without the need of resorting to overused and obvious gimmicks.
At the end of 2008 the 16 Bit Lolitas released their first ultimate collection of music when they launched the “Live At Warung” mix album series, from Brazil’s ultimate Beach Club on Hope Recordings/Bits and Pieces. It featured upfront underground sounds, handpicked from across the globe to add a shimmer but also featured a large proportion (in fact one whole disc) of their own unreleased material. Why? Well speak to Ariaan about his DJ sets and he’ll tell you that they often write material just for this purpose, more than able to nail the mood required in the studio and then put their money where their mouth is at the club. Many DJs will play some of their own productions but not whole sets of it.
ANNOUNCES “TOUCH THE SKY” TOUR
This Fall we’ll see you out on the road for TOUCH THE SKY TOUR with the homies Paper Diamond, The Floozies & Manic Focus! We’re playing some of our favorite venues, a few dates with our dog Skrillex & a massive show with Bassnectar! We can’t wait to get back on the road and party with you!!!!Thissongissick.com Presale tickets will go on sale TOMORROW at NOON MST – Big G
Set to perform Talking Heads at Red Rocks
Talking Heads have been a musical inspiration for Lotus from the earliest days of the band’s formation. After the huge buzz from our Talking Heads Deconstructed Set this summer, featuring Gabriel Otto (of Denver’s Pan Astral) on vocals and special guests including Jason Hann of The String Cheese Incident, the band decided to bring the idea to Cororado for our annual Red Rocks Show. Join us on Sep. 19 for this very special night of exploring the intersections between rock and dance, new and old, the unique music of Lotus and the classics from the Talking Heads.-Lotus OfficialTickets VIP Tickets Facebook Event
A Look Back at Summer Nights
Here is some old school Iration reggae vibes to carry you through the week. Here we are mid-August and we encourage you to get out and enjoy the rest of your summer where ever you are. This is a classic soundtrack for the Summer and one that seemingly never grows old.
Iration is an alternative/reggae group of musicians formed in Isla Vista, CA. A deep-rooted reggae influence is fused with elements of rock and pop to create smooth original sounds that keep listeners’ feet moving, hands swaying and hearts beating – “We’re all about luv”, states the band. The group is made up of members Joseph Dickens (Drums), Joseph King (Engineer), Cayson Peterson (Keyboard/Synth), Micah Pueschel (Guitar/ Vocals), and Adam Taylor (Bass). All members met while growing up in Hawaii but formed Iration after reconnecting in Santa Barbara, CA. They have since released three full-length albums, Automatic (2013), Time Bomb (2010) and No Time for Rest (2007), as well as three EP’s, Fresh Grounds (2011), Sample This (2008), and New Roots (2006).
Time Bomb, remains within the top 20 on Billboard’s Reggae Album Chart to this day. Their third full-length album, Automatic, the band’s most recent work which debuted on Billboard’s Top 200 chart, is described as forging a truly unique listening experience by crossing genre boundaries, fusing reggae with fresh pop and rock influences. The album also includes additional production and instrumentation from Lincoln Parish of Cage the Elephant, as well as the band’s previous studio partner JP Hesser of Castaway 7 Studios in Ventura CA. Both albums contain tracks that have reached the #1 position on several alternative radio stations.
The group has been touring nationally since 2008, performing at: Lollapalooza, McDowell Mountain Music Festival, Wakarusa, Sierra Nevada World Music Festival, Sunset Strip Music Festival etc. The band has headlined several successful national club/theater tours with multiple sold-out shows throughout the country from Los Angeles’ Wiltern Theater, to St. Petersburg’s Jannus Live. The Hawaiian-bred musicians look forward to spreading their original sound and Aloha spirit all the while never forgetting to get a surf in when possible.
The HOT Sh*t, Episode 139 – July.23.2014
Yet another great installation of Pretty Light’s live on Sirius XM’s Electric Area. This particular mix begins with sonic ambience to get you feelin’ fine on this beautiful Sunday morning. Pretty Lights is always pushing the envelope, a person who has a constant vision to broaden his realm of musical possibilities. This motivational, creative drive and curiosity has driven Pretty Lights to take electronic music where all too many are shy to venture. With his latest A Color Map of the Sun release, PL has proven himself to be one of the most ambitious and well-rounded producers in the game by using only analog samples. Big ups to PL for always getting things fresh.
About Pretty Lights:
On July 2, 2013, not one but two new Pretty Lights albums were released: A Color Map of the Sun and its essential companion, Live Studio Sessions From A Color Map of the Sun. The first PL efforts to be sold commercially after a series of acclaimed free-download albums and EPs, the Color Map project represents a turning point in Pretty Lights mastermind Derek Vincent Smith’s artistic growth. A self-professed “sample collage” artist, Smith decided it was time to create his own. “Before, I’d combine 25 samples into one song,” he explains. “This time, I was going to create my own original sources, retaining the timbre that spans the great musical era of the last century – from modern classical and jazz, to ‘60s soul and beyond.” (Continue Reading)
The HOT Sh*t airs at 8PM EST/6PM MST every Thursday with rebroadcasts Wednesday nights at 4PM EST/2PM MST on SiriusXM’s Electric Area
New Live Album Due out Sept. 23
We’re excited to announce a new 2 disc live album from Gary Clark Jr. featuring some of his best live performances from all over the world!
Gary Clark Jr. – LIVE wil be released on 9/23 and is now available for preorder below. Each preorder comes with an instant download of “When My Train Pulls In.”
Preorder your copy here:
GaryClarkJr.com (Viny or CD) – HTTP://SMARTURL.IT/GCJLIVE
Amazon: (Vinyl or CD) – HTTP://SMARTURL.IT/GCJLIVEAMAZON
Say My Name (feat. Zyra)
Additional chopped vocals by Madelyn Grant.
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THE OFFICIAL 2014 ACL FEST LATE NIGHT SHOWS
On Sale Friday, August 22nd at 10 AM CDT
C3 Presents is proud to announce The Official 2014 ACL Music Festival Late Night Shows. From October 2nd through October 12th, a number of Austin’s favorite music venues will host over thirty shows with ACL Music Festival artists like Beck, Spoon, Skrillex, Rhye, Interpol, The Head and The Heart, and many more. The full list of late night shows is available at www.c3concerts.com/latenight and listed below.
A presale opportunity will be available to C3Concerts.com E-list subscribers on Thursday, August 21st from 10 AM CDT to 10 PM CDT. In order to be eligible to receive presale passcodes, individuals must confirm subscription to the C3Concerts E-List at www.c3concerts.com/connect by Tuesday, August 19th at 11:59 PM CDT. The public onsale is Friday, August 22nd at 10 AM CDT through www.c3concerts.com/latenight.
The Official 2014 ACL Fest Late Night Shows:
10/2 Tito’s Hometown Shindig Presents: An Evening With Beck at Stubb’s Waller Creek Amphitheater
10/2 Black Pistol Fire at Stubb’s Indoors
10/2 The Eastern Sea and Roadkill Ghost Choir w/ Walker Lukens at Holy Mountain
10/3 Jenny Lewis w/ The Belle Brigade at Stubb’s Waller Creek Amphitheater
10/3 Rhye at The Paramount Theatre
10/3 The Head and the Heart w/ Lucius at Emo’s Austin
10/3 Tipper at Vulcan Gas Company
10/3 Spanish Gold at Stubb’s Indoors
10/3 The Preatures and Young & Sick at Holy Mountain
10/3 Jon Pardi at Lamberts
10/4 Tegan & Sara w/ Night Terrors of 1927 at Stubb’s Waller Creek Amphitheater
10/4 Diplo at Emo’s Austin
10/4 Mac DeMarco at Scoot Inn
10/4 Temples w/ The Districts at The Parish
10/4 Arum Rae and Emily Wolfe at Stubb’s Indoors
^10/4 Gospel Brunch ft. The Legendary Soul Stirrers at Stubb’s Indoors
10/4 Snowmine w/ Nightbox and The Belle Sounds at Lamberts
10/5 Interpol at Stubb’s Waller Creek Amphitheater
10/5 tUnE-yArDs w/ Mø at Emo’s Austin
10/5 Break Science at The Parish
10/5 Rey Pila at Stubb’s Indoors
^10/5 Gospel Brunch ft. Bells of Joy at Stubb’s
*10/8 The Waller Creek Conservancy Benefit ft. Fitz & The Tantrums w/ Max Frost at Stubb’s Waller Creek Amphitheater
10/9 Paolo Nutini & Jimmy Cliff at Stubb’s Waller Creek Ampitheater
10/9 Robert Ellis at Stubb’s Indoors
10/9 Parker Millsap at Lamberts
10/10 Skrillex Presents an OWSLA BBQ at Stubb’s Waller Creek Amphitheater
10/10 CHVRCHES at Emo’s Austin
10/10 The Glitch Mob (DJ Set) at Vulcan Gas Company
10/10 Poliça w/ My Brightest Diamond at The Parish
10/10 The Chain Gang of 1974 at Stubb’s Indoors
10/11 Spoon at Stubb’s Waller Creek Amphitheater
10/11 Gramatik + Lettuce w/ Late Night Radio at Emo’s Austin
10/11 Imelda May w/ The Bellfuries at The Parish
10/11 J. Roddy Walston & The Business w/ Catfish and the Bottlemen at Stubb’s Indoors
10/11 Nikki Lane at Lamberts
^10/11 Gospel Brunch ft. The Legendary Soul Stirrers at Stubb’s Indoors
^10/12 Gospel Brunch ft. The Durdens at Stubb’s Indoors
* On sale now
^ Reservations available by phone only through 512-480-8341
Austin City Limits Music Festival takes place October 3-5 and 10-12. Three Day Passes andSaturday Passes for both weekends have sold out, however there are still Passes available for Friday and Sunday, as well as VIP, Platinum and Travel Packages while supplies last.www.aclfestival.com
Top 5 Doc Scott tracks on Metalheadz
Performing Live in DC Sunday August 17th
by DJ Slant (2Tuff)
In preparation for 2Tuff’s Metalheadz DC show on Sunday at U Street Music Hall, I asked 2Tuff co-founder DJ Slant to put together a chart or list to highlight some of his favorite Metalheadz releases. Since Doc Scott will be one of the Metalheadz artist featured at the event, Slant decided to do a top list of Doc Scott tunes that were released on the Metalheadz Record label.
#1 – Doc Scott – “V.I.P. Drumz” – Metalheadz #001, 1994
It’s a tough task to pick the number one for this list but this tune wins the #1 spot for these reasons:
- It was the very first record on Metalheadz back in 1994 (along w/ Goldie’s “VIP Riders Ghost” on the flipside) launching the record label and sound that is still going strong 20 years later.
- Doc Scott’s signature cutting-edge beats, breaks, basslines, hip hop, and techno samples that played a huge role in defining and shaping the Metalheadz sound.
- This pick was like a 3-for-1 because Doc Scott also released Drumz ‘95 and Drumz 2000 that were remixes of this classic and influential release. Will there be a Drumz 2015?
#2 – Doc Scott – “Far Away (Fourteen Flavours of Funk)” – Metalheadz #004 – 1994
Since this track is one of my all-time favs it earns my #2 spot for this list. This tune was liquid DnB before liquid DnB was even called liquid DnB. “Far Away” really shows Doc Scott’s versatility with the infectious funk guitar, rolling bassline, and crispy breakbeat cuts. This track was so ahead of it’s time that I still play this record today.
#3 – Doc Scott – “The Unofficial Ghost” – Platinum Breakz LP – 1996
“The Unofficial Ghost” is a track that once you hear it, your mind can never un-hear it. That probably doesn’t make sense but take a listen from the beginning until the bass line comes in and you will understand. Continuing on his run of pioneering and seminal tunes, Doc Scott delivered an absolute dance floor smash with its infamous “ghostface killa” sample and distorted “Reece” bass line.
#4 – Doc Scott – “Swarm” – Metalheadz Boxset LP – 1997
“Swarm” is another Doc Scott track that is so identifiable by its sound. The dark and spooky “swarming” keys in this tune fade in from outer space and the techno-esque bass line combine to deliver a DnB classic. The beats in this minimal tune are sparse and floating, and it’s a stark contrast to the “Unofficial Ghost” sound; again it shows his versatility as an artist. Fortunately for me (and countless other DJs), Doc Scott has always been a DJ first. So the tunes that he produces are very DJ-friendly, and this one has a permanent spot in my record bag.
#5 – Doc Scott – “Blue Skies” – Metalheadz #015 – 1995
One of Doc Scott’s nicknames is “King of the Rollers” and if you listen to “Blue Skies” you can understand why. This tune is a moody, jazzy, minimal roller that just keeps rolling and rolling…rolling beats, rolling 808 bass line, and his way of switching break beats and his strings/keys are just masterful.
Honorable mention: Rufige Kru (Goldie) – “Monkey Boy” (Doc Scott remix) – 2008
In support of Goldie’s 2007 album “Malice in Wonderland”, Doc Scott’s remix of “Monkey Boy” is a special track because it is a tribute to the signature Metalheadz sound with a modern day twist. Adding the classic “Rufige” sample, he expertly combined his style with Goldie’s sounds.
Announces Live Band for Rowdytown 3
Roll Call, ROWDYTOWN 3 ! This is going to be one for the books, Big Gigantic live band with the Motet.
Via Big Gigantic:
BIG GIGANTIC FAMILY!! The time of year has come where we celebrate good music, good people and good times at the most incredible venue in the world, RED ROCKS!! Rowdytown has been one of the coolest things we’ve been able to put together as Big Gigantic and Jeremy and I can’t thank you guys enough for the massive support we’ve had for Rowdytown the last couple of years. The shows have been so big and your support has been so gigantic, we’ve expanded to 2 NIGHTS THIS YEAR!!!
The coolest thing about playing 2 nights for you guys is that we really get to showcase what we can actually do as a band, as individual players as well as curating cool ideas and putting them together into something big. Really big! Not only will we be playing a unique set each night, we’ll be bringing out our favorite CO homies, The Motet, to join us throughout parts of each night. Its a gonna be a special first time BIG GIGANTIC LIVE BAND experience. Our homies GHOST PIXEL will be projection mapping the rocks again bringing a one of a kind experience to Red Rocks, PLUS, we have even more surprises this year we can’t quite tell you about yet!!
LiveMusicDaily Exclusive Interview
Drum & Bass Icon from London
It was an honor to speak with one of the most iconic international DJs on the Drum and Bass scene. While his answers indicate how humble he is, it is widely known that he is one of the most influential D&B Djs alive. His music has been heard globally and he’s still down to play some of the more intimate venue while on tour. Andrew McConnell spoke with Bailey to discuss his current artistic pursuits, his favorite producers, DJing on BBC Radio & Ministry of Sound Radio, and much more.
Andrew M : You are well known in the D & B scene and a common name in the UK, Europe, US, and all over the world. As an artist who has accomplished a great deal, how do you keep things fresh & interesting on a personal level. What are your current artistic ambitions that will help you further push the envelope in the D & B scene?
Bailey: Finding the next new D&B producer I’ve never heard of with amazing music is part of what keeps it exciting for me. They are boundaryless with nothing to prove so what you usually get is undiluted emotion. I don’t listen to Drum & Bass all the time though. That way I can keep the new music I get fresh for each time I DJ. I’d like to get into production more myself now that my confidence is growing.
Currently I run a new bi-weekly, free Drum & Bass night called Soul In Motion. It’s at Basement which is underneath an upmarket hotel in Central London called Edition. I run it alongside Need For Mirrors. We felt in London culturally, D&B heads needed somewhere they could go to absorb and embrace new styles ahead. That’s what I’m working hard on at the moment.
You have been a long-time radio host and presenter for over 10 years with BBC Radio 1 and 1Xtra, and now you have a weekly show on Ministry of Sound Radio. How have you developed such a strong listener base and following? What are your favorite aspects of presenting a radio show versus DJing in clubs?
I think my following comes from a loyalty to the core sound of Drum & Bass/Jungle. Sure I may have played a number of more commercial offerings during my 1Xtra stint but only to highlight how broad D&B is musically, draw in new listeners and encourage them to delve deeper. I never thought I’d like presenting as much as I do now but it’s so nice to have an audience I can talk to directly to. I get the chance to explain and educate about music the played, some of which might not be as suitable for the average D&B club dance floor.
Metalheadz is a renowned label, what are the opportunities you find in being on a team of like-minded artists on the same record label?
It’s definitely inspiring. Since becoming resident DJ for the Metalheadz in 1995, it’s legacy as a label set up to push the limits of what you can do with sound is what has taken me around the world. I would never have thought back then that’d I’d be deejaying in places like America, Costa Rica, Japan or South Africa.
What are you currently listening to that some readers may not necessarily immediately associate with your style of music?
I listen to 80’s pop, Glitch Hop, Neo Soul, Deep House and anything that gives me a vibe. I’m definitely no expert on these genres. Most of the time I stumble upon styles new to me and follow them through to discover more.
The industry has changed drastically since you began your career, artists can interact with friends in so many different ways because of the internet & new social media platforms. How do you keep up with all of the social media, promotions & business work while you are on the road touring? Also, what is your favorite social network and why?
I just do! If I’m touring like I am now, the first thing I do at each hotel is ask about the wifi. Failing that, I’ll use my cell phone. I like to keep people updated with my ventures and take a look at what’s happening out there too. I think facebook is still my favorite social network. It’s less limited in terms of posting text, video and multiple pictures.
*Special thanks to Daniel Slant & Andy Cerutti for their help.