Displace | Soundboard

Live at Dunedin Brewery

Dunedin, FL | October 24, 2014


LiveMusicDaily is proud to present this quality soundboard recording from Displace’s recent performance at the Dunedin Brewery on October 24, 2014.

Displace is a Floridian psychedelic, funk-fusion outfit with disco and jazz influences. Known for their high energy, catchy vocals, and stirring improvisational passages, this dynamic genre-blending platform is a highly sought after rising talent in the Southeast.

Though founded in March 2012 their lineup was not finalized until September of 2013. Since finalizing their lineup Displace has been on a major upswing and 2014 is on pace to be the best year they’ve had. Having shared bills with bands such as Dumpstaphunk, The Heavy Pets, Arpetrio and The Malah to name a few and playing festivals such as AURA, Zach Deputy’s Disc Jam, Blackwater and Earth Dance the sky is the limit going forward.

If you like what you hear, download the entire show here (name your price).

Whitey Morgan & The 78’s

Live at the Pourhouse

Charleston, SC | October 16, 2014

Big Fish Eat the Little Ones Photography

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Whitey Morgan is an American Honky Tonk artist from Flint, Michigan.

In Flint, the factories are closed, jobs are scarce and the people are bitter. Whitey sings songs these people can relate to. In much the same way his grandfather and mentor did over 3 decades ago, to a whole generation of southern transplants who came up US-23 to Flint looking for the good life. In the spirit of William Morgan, Waylon, Merle and Paycheck; Whitey’s melodies help people forget their problems for a few hours and serve as the guideline for drinking sorrows away.

Emerging from the Detroit area music scene, Whitey relentlessly tours the country spreading his sound and attitude everywhere he goes. He play’s honky tonk tunes in any club in any town without apology—he and his band mates drive their point home just like their families drove the cars they built on the line home from work. With a purpose.

Ripping 200+ shows a year, you can count on Whitey Morgan to deliver and then some. “If I could, I’d play everyday all day. Maybe at some point, I’ll be so lucky to have such an option.” If you asked his feverishly loyal audience, they’d firm agree with him. “My fans are nothing short of amazing. They come back time and time again and each time they bring more & more people. That’s as good as it gets in my book.”

and more, but at this point you are tired of reading this shit.

For more info Click Here

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Congo Sanchez

Congo Sanchez Announces

New Album “Dealin’ With This”


ANNOUNCING OUR NEW RECORD!! “DEALIN’ WITH THIS,” the first full length LP from Congo Sanchez, is an amalgamation of musical influences symbiotically continuing the unique sound achieved by producer and creator Jeffrey James Franca, AKA “Congo”. The album features the vocal talents of band members Flex Mathews and Haile Supreme, as well as special guests Mr. Lif, Ras Nebyu, and Brittany Tanner. The most unique cameo of the album is a choir comprised of the bands nieces and nephews featured on the opening cut, “Gentrified Children”. Each song on the album tells a different story, touching on the real life experiences of the band. Experiences ranging from the perils of life on the road, broken hearts and dreams, to deceased family members and political protest pieces. ‘Dealin’ With This’ takes a real approach to composition and pushes the boundaries musically and socially. It is a refreshing, relatable presentation of word and sound, with a relevant and thought provoking message.

Out November 18 on @herbrecords – Pre order next week!

The Floozies

The Floozies Announce Do Your Thing Winter Tour 


As The Floozies are about embark on their Fantastic Love Fall Tour, the electronic-funk duo just announced yet another action-packed slew of dates for their Do Your Thing Winter Tour. The tour will start in Omaha, NE at the end of January and will continue West where the band will play 10 dates at numerous notable venues along the way including, The Ogden Theatre in Denver, The Roxy in Los Angeles, The Independent in San Francisco and The Crocodile in Seattle, to name a few. The brothers will then return to the Midwest where they continue the second leg of their winter tour in Columbia, MO, two-nights at The Majestic Theatre in Madison and many more before they close out the tour in their hometown, Lawrence, KS at The Granada Theater.

Joining The Floozies on their West Coast tour will be Minnesota native and EDM producer, Manic Focus and multi-instrumentalist and fabricator Russ Liquid on the Midwest tour.

The Floozies recently released a single, Fantastic Love from their forthcoming album, set to be released in 2015 by GRiZ’s label, Liberated Music.ThisSongIsSick.com premiered the song and described, “the song packs their signature brand of live funk energy with the perfect electro twist. The song will have you moving right from the beginning and will keep you entertained throughout.”

For ticketing information and all other information on The Floozies please visit their website: www.flooziesduo.com.

Do Your Thing Tour Dates

1/30/2015- Waiting Room- Omaha, NE
1/31/2015- Ogden Theatre- Denver, CO
2/3/2015- Last Exit- Phoenix, AZ
2/4/2015- Stage Bar- San Diego, CA
2/5/2015- The Roxy Theatre- West Hollywood, CA
2/6/2015- Crystal Bay Club- Crystal Bay, NV
2/7/2015- The Independent- San Francisco, CA
2/10/2015- Cozmic- Eugene, OR
2/11/2015- Branx- Portland, OR
2/12/2015- The Crocodile- Seattle, WA
2/14/2015- The Palace- Missoula, MT
2/15/2015- Urban Lounge- Salt Lake City, UT
2/18/2015- The Blue Note- Columbia, MO
2/19/2015- Majestic Theatre- Madison, WI
2/20/2015- Majestic Theatre- Madison, WI
2/26/2015- The Canopy Club- Urbana, IL
2/27/2015- The Intersection- Grand Rapids, MI
2/28/2015- Concord Music Hall- Chicago, IL
3/1/2015- The Magic Stick- Detroit, MI
3/4/2015- Cosmic Charlie’s- Lexington, KY
3/5/2015- Diamond Pub & Billards Concert Hall- Louisville, KY
3/6/2015- 2720 Cherokee- St. Louis, MO
3/7/2015- Granada Theatre- Lawrence, KS

Lettuce | Concert Review

Lettuce w/Late Night Radio

1884 Lounge, Memphis, TN

October 17, 2014


Photos: Ellis Jones

Review: Randy Harris

Presented by the entertainment website Live For Live Music, the renowned funk band Lettuce is in the midst of an ambitious fall tour that has taken the group far from their hometown of New York City, deep into the South, and will bring them back up through their beloved Northeast over the next couple of weeks. Following stops in Jackson, Mississippi, Atlanta, Georgia, and Nashville, Tennessee, the “Live For Live Lettuce” tour culminated its week at the beautiful 1884 Lounge in Memphis, Tennessee. The band, consisting of Adam Smirnoff (guitar), Adam Deitch (drums), Erick “Jesus” Coomes (bass), Neal Evans (keyboards), Eric Bloom (trumpet) and Ryan Zoidis (saxophone), played for a packed house on a gorgeous Friday night in Memphis and was joined by Cochemea Gastelum on sax and singer Alecia Chakour for an amazing night of funk. Opening up for Lettuce on this leg of the tour was DJ/Producer Late Night Radio. While the murmurs among the crowd tended to lean negatively toward the fact that a DJ was opening up for a live band, I thought the tunes were great, and he could’ve been a great opening act if people had been more open to it. I think in most markets, the audience for electronic music and Lettuce tend to overlap, but that unfortunately did not seem to be the case in Memphis. Plenty of people were still dancing and partying, however, and I thought LNR played some great tunes. After a somewhat long intermission, Lettuce took the stage to a massive wave of cheers and applause. Memphis was ready to get funky, that much is for sure! Now, to set the stage, I must explain that the 1884 Lounge stage is pretty much right on top of the crowd. It is a very low stage, barely waist high (even for a short guy like me), and there is no photo pit or anything, so the crowd can get literally right up to the stage. This setup, along with the massive audience that overflowed into the adjacent rooms where the bars were set up, provided a very intimate setting. The band was obviously digging the closeness, and the palpable energy flying back and forth felt so tangible, like I could reach out and snatch it out of the air. Aside from the energy, the next thing I noticed was how extremely tight the band was, especially the horns. Spot-on staccato hits and blaring legato blasts were strategically utilized and masterfully executed. One of my favorite things about the band is that there is no focus on one single player. Each member gets his turn to solo and show off a bit, but they are all equals, moving together as a team through each tune. Lettuce is simply an awesome group of musicians who play exceedingly well together. The band played a great mix of old and new tunes, from fan favorites such as “Squadlive,” “Outta Here” and “By Any Shmeans Necessary,” all the way up to “Lettsanity,” “Let It GOGO” and “Bowler” off of their latest album, and even a couple of brand new tracks, all the while keeping the entire crowd engaged and on their feet. Singer Alicia Chakour joined the band onstage here and there throughout the evening, including a very special encore of “The Sun.” Bringing some incredibly soulful and passionate vocals to the table, Ms. Chakour added a whole new element to the Live For Live Lettuce stage. Overall, the night was an overwhelming success on all sides. The crowd was left with heads spinning and minds reeling with excitement from the absolutely killer show that Lettuce put on, and the band obviously had a blast onstage. There really is no better way to describe Lettuce, or any of the members’ individual playing, besides to say that they are the modern reincarnation of a straight-up funk band. Many bands today incorporate funky licks or parts or even full songs into their repertoires, but no modern band can play a full night of funk the way Lettuce does. The band concludes its Live For Live Lettuce fall tour with a string of dates in the Northeast and will wrap it up at Bear Creek Music Festival in Live Oak, Florida. Catch them while you can, and keep a sharp eye out for more big things to keep on coming from the funk powerhouse that is Lettuce.

Astronaut Jones

Dynamic Duo Releases

New Album – Game Theory

Game Theory ASTRONAUT JONES (adj): born of both the past and future.(n): a DC/Baltimore-based groovemaking duo using vintage noisemakers and digital gear. Astronaut Jones describes their sound as

#ElectroloungeSoulstank – an evolving, always surprising marriage of live instruments and throwback sounds with modern production and electronic flavors.

Born out of a love of electronic music pioneers like Bonobo, Zero 7, and DC’s own Thievery Corporation, Max Kuzmyak and Satya Thallam began collaborating in 2013 on a new project combining those influences with classic R&B and jazz vibes. The initial result was the self-released Midground EP. The sound is laid back, hip, loungy, with all horns, guitars, keys, programming and production handled entirely by the duo. Shortly thereafter, Astronaut Jones was enlisted to compose music for two film projects. First was the short film Retirement (Tragedy Plus Time Productions), which was featured in the Washington Post, the local Fox affiliate, and On Tap Magazine. Next up was the original score for the feature-length documentary Dog by Dog (5414 Productions), due out later this year. The duo is currently at work on their next release, Foreground, with a more upbeat, harder-edged, funkier sound. “Game Theory,” the album’s first single, is scheduled for wide release in October 2014. The track features Frank Mitchell, Jr. (Thievery Corporation/See-I) and will be released with remixes from Fort Knox Recordings artists Omegaman and Empresarios. Astronaut Jones recently began a bi-weekly residency at Cusbah in Washington, DC, using it to hone their live set and collaborate with the area’s top musicians before moving on to larger venues along the East Coast in 2015.

Warren Haynes X-Mas Jam

Artist Additions

Warren Haynes Christmas Jam 26


via Warren Haynes Official:

We are very excited to announce the addition of special guests Jackie GreeneOteil BurbridgeJack Pearson Fan PageKevn Kinney, Paul Riddle and Love Canonto this year’s Christmas Jam!

Greene will be joining Gov’t Mule to offer up many of the Neil Young songs they will be doing for the first time next weekend while Oteil and Riddle (Marshall Tucker Band drummer and co-founder) will be part of a very special band which will also include the event’s host Warren Haynes and 20 time Grammy winner Vince Gill.- Christmas Jam Official

Check out 6 hours of video from Warren Haynes X-Mas Jam 2014 below.

Todd Snider | Concert Review

Music Box Supper Club

October 16, 2014 | Cleveland, OH

Michael Stein Photography


By  Don Pattison:

As a long time Todd Snider fan, I have seen him perform a half dozen times in various settings, but his recent performance  in Cleveland was the best I have witnessed to date . It seemed the Music Box fit him as the most appropriate venue for himself as a performer and his fans, who reveled in the intimate surroundings. The set list did not disappoint the diehard fans, and if it was your first Todd Snider show, it was a perfect primer to his vast catalog of material. The show on Thursday had plenty of Todd’s off-the-cuff and downright hilarious folkloric tales and meditations on contemporary culture.

If you haven’t been to a Todd Snider show before, his concerts are a showcase for his storytelling. He loves to tell stories, and his songs are just an excuse to tell more stories in between telling stories. His anecdotes are outrageous and hilarious, and even if you have heard him tell the same stories before, he still makes it fresh, and you can’t resist laughing. This show was no different, and Todd did not fail to keep the audience engaged and smiling.

The first set began the evening rather calmly, with Todd strumming away to the likes of “Good Fortune” and “Greencastle Blues” from his The Excitement Plan collection, as well as older favorites “Carla” and the opener “Can’t Complain.” The second set would pack a little more punch than the first and include more songs. Another unique aspect of Todd’s shows is that he specifically makes it a point to reach out to his fans in the crowd for requests. There were several requests at this particular show, which he covered in the second set, including the fan favorite “Beer Run.”

As always the show had brilliant high points. “Alright Guy” is one of the finest songs he has written, and I was thrilled to hear “Statistician’s Blues,” and “Corpus Christi Bay” was a nice rare song to throw in as well. A Todd Snider show is always fun. This is all the man does, and he has found a way to make his shows different every time, something you can’t say for about 98% of the acts you will see onstage today.

Edited by: Randy Harris

Umphrey’s | Winter 2015 Dates

Umphrey’s McGee

Two-Leg Winter Tour 2015 Announced

with Joshua Redman, Tauk, and The Revivalists


via UM:

Following three nights in New York, January 16 thru 18, Umphrey’s McGee hits the road with a 26-show Coast-to-Coast winter tour spanning sixteen states. The first leg kicks off in Mississippi on January 28th, includes a double header at Track 29 in Chattanooga, a return to the one and only Ryman Auditorium in Nashville, and a number of dates up the North Eastern seaboard. Leg two brings the band back out west, including a return to the Wiltern in Los Angeles, the Fox Theater in Oakland, three shows in two days in Aspen, and a two-night stand at the Crystal Ballroom in Portland. umVIP will be offering packages for Nashville, Aspen, and Los Angeles & Oakland, and will go on sale along with the ticketing pre-sale on Friday, October 24th, at 1:00 pm ET/10:00 am PT.

Umphrey’s is excited to bring along two of our favorite up-and-coming bands on this winter tour. For most of the East Coast dates, Tauk will be joining the party. And during the second leg of the tour, The Revivalists join us on the West Coast. And following our New York run, we also welcome back Joshua Redman, who will perform with us in Los Angeles and Oakland.

Please visit the Upcoming Shows page for a complete listing. We’ll see you there!

*Special thanks to Randy Harris

Papadosio & Twiddle | Photos

Live at Irving Plaza

October 11, 2014 | NYC

4th Frame Photo





Rob Garza | New Mix

Rob Garza of Thievery Corporation

Releases Out of Body Workshop Mix


This latest mix entitled Out of Body Workshop is reflective of the sets I’ve been spinning lately melding deep vibes, otherworldly grooves and tripped out synths.

“Thievery Corporporation member Rob Garza’s fresh new MIXED BY is a classy-as-fuck take on a lot of the deeper house music going on at the moment. It’s a captivating hour of propulsive 4×4 beats, all laden with a certain ominous tone and seamless mixing. He’s titled it his Out of Body Workshop, and I’m typing this as I float ten feet above my self.” – Thump

About Rob Garza:

ounding member of music group Thievery Corporation, Rob Garza’s career includes decades-worth of accolades as a pioneer of a flourishing electronic music movement. Originally hailing from Washington, DC, Garza’s legacy includes the formation of ESL Music, as well as a timeless music catalog that still in rotation today. His infusion of electronic music with the international flavors of dub, trip hop, reggae, and bossa nova gave birth to an new era of sound that has attracted a cult following across the decades. Since relocating to San Francisco, Garza’s new experiments take him to the far corners of the globe with sets showcasing the best of Deep House and Nu-Disco.

For Garza – who’s devoted much of his life to creating a richly-textured foundation that’s defined Thievery Corporation – solo appearances for more intimate audiences inspires new creations based off the culture and styles encountered during his travels. Whether opening for Paul McCartney with Thievery, DJing in Nepal for climbers tackling Mt. Everest, or in more obscure clubs in remote corners of the world, an impeccable taste in music style resonates through the foundation of every show.

For inspiration, Garza continues to mine the sounds he’s discovered through traveling the global dance scene. “When I first came to San Francisco, I returned to my electronic roots in the dance community while also spending a great amount of time in Mexico, where there is a great dance music scene” says Garza. “There’s so much going on in terms of people taking influences from all these different genres—like house and dub and new wave and disco—and putting it all together in a way that’s very new and original and inspiring to my own music.”

His 2013 “Remixes” album presents a kaleidoscope of his past work with artists like Tycho, Gogol Bordello, Afrolicious, and Federico Aubelle and marked the start of a new chapter in his eternal music odyssey. Later in 2013, Garza teamed up with Canadian deep house producer Neighbour to release “Calle del Espirtu Santo.” Inspired by the spirit of his travels in Madrid, Spain, the EP is the first in a series of releases that recount the memories only an international music explorer can tell. Expect more from Garza throughout each season with a series of originals, remixes, videos and collaborations, as well as new Thievery Corporation material in 2014.


  • Secret Lovers (Ania Iwinska Remix) – Rhoma, Mademoiselle Eva, Malikk
  • Your Rules Feat. Sutja Gutierrez (Dub Mix) – Edu Imbernon, Sutja Gutierrez
  • Shut It Down (Da Fresh Remix) – Jonathan Rosa
  • Under Dirt (Original Mix) – Nathan Barato
  • Ara Anam – TUR, Manuel
  • Cameleon (Hot Since 82 Remix) – Okain, Cuartero
  • Re Mana (feat. Vasuda Sharma) – Rob Garza
  • Mallorca – Wagon Cookin
  • Minus (Original Mix) – Beartrax
  • Grand Cru (Pachanga Boys Glam Drive) – Saschienne

moe. | New Music Video

moe. “Same Old Story” (Official Music Video)

No Guts No Glory Directed by Jay Blakesberg

Some more great work from Jay Blakesberg.  ” The band goes to the graveyard in this lively video treatment, directed by Jay Blakesberg. Just in time for Halloween!  ” -moe.org

Keller Williams | ATL Photos

Live Terminal West

October 16, 2014 | Atlanta, GA.

Jeff Myers Photography

Keller Williams 10.17.14 ©JeffMyersPhotos 25

Working Panic Brotherhood

Chris Robinson Brotherhood Joins Panic

By Randy Harris

Widespread Panic made its highly anticipated return to the Home of the Blues, the Birthplace of Rock & Roll, the one and only Memphis, Tennessee this past weekend for an absolutely incredible two-night stand. Saturday’s energy was off the charts andSunday was highlighted by the invitation of Chris Robinson and fellow Chris Robinson Brotherhood band mates Neal Casal and Adam MacDougall on stage to cap off a massive 105 minute second set. The band’s first time playing the Orpheum Theatre since the ice storm of 1994 lived up to every expectation and beyond. Following is a video of what has been dubbed Hard Working Panic Brotherhood playing “Slippin’ Into Darkness.”

STS9 Covers Phish

STS9 Covers Phish’s “First Tube”

October 18, 2014 | Live in Philly

Here is an audience shot video of STS9 performing Phish’s “First Tube” live in Philly this past weekend. Tribe throws in their classic anthem Moonsockets in the mix to create a First Tube>Moon Sockets> First Tube>Moonsockets sandwich. While nothing beats Phish playing their own originals, I definitely wouldn’t mind hearing Tribe throw in some different Phish tunes as I’m curious to see where they could take these songs. STS9’s next performance is tomorrow night in Washington, DC at the 9:30 Club. For more information on upcoming tour dates and ticketing Click Here.

Electron | Concert Review

Electron Covers Pink Floyd

Live at the Howard Theatre

Oct. 15, 2014 | Washington, DC


By John David Church

If you are a fan of jam bands and are active at all on the major social media networks, you undoubtedly saw the band Electron come across your feed. It’s actually a wonder that there isn’t more being said about this side project that some almost mistake as The Disco Biscuits. But we’ll get into that in a moment. The band’s members form a who’s who in the East Coast Jamtronic scene with Aaron Magner and Marc Brownstein of The Disco Biscuits, Tom Hamilton of American Babies and Brothers Past, and Mike Greenfield of Lotus. The band formed back in 2000 during a time when Brownstein was not with The Disco Biscuits and this became an outlet for him to continue to write and create.   The lineup remains mostly unchanged except for the position Greenfield now holds, which was originally held by Joe Russo.

So what exactly does this throwback side project sound like?

If you said it sounds like The Disco Biscuits with a healthy portion of Floyd, you’d be correct. However, it is important to note that while to the common ear it sounds as if Electron is a well oiled Disco Biscuits cover band, the TDB songs that the band plays were originally composed and played as Electron songs only to become part of the Biscuit’s catalogue after Brownstein rejoined the band.
Now you have the back story. And here’s your ticket. Let’s do this.

It was a Wednesday night in our Nation’s capital and the air wasn’t quite as cool or as wet as one might have expected given the sloshy day that had preceded it. Walking up, I was greeted by all too many familiar faces as it became obvious that this was going to be yet another special night with my family. The show was taking place at the recently restoreded, Howard Theatre.   If you haven’t gotten a chance to enjoy a show or concert at this magnificent piece of DC history, do yourself a favor and buy yourself a ticket. Too many greats have played on this stage for you not to experience it. The place is elegant and classy but not in a Ritzy way more like a happening new spot that the A-Listers haven’t even discovered yet sort of way.   Stepping down from the mezzanine, the lights dimmed and the opening act took the stage. ELM laid it down. This psychedelic rock and roll band continue to impress time after time and show after show.   One friend looked at me and said, “They just keep getting better.” To which I told him he had been saying those words to me for a few years now and they haven’t ceased being true.

With set break upon us we had but mere moments to gather our thoughts and grab a frosty beverage or two.   Then Electron took their places. Hard hitting right out of the gate with Triumph, they wasted no time gripping our attention and pulsing the room into dance. With a smooth transition into Ladies Were the Rest of the Night it was every Biscuit kid’s dream come true when all of us were taken back a little bit at the unexpected but always welcome Rock Candy. I can always tell this one by the specific synth that Magner pulls out when they drop in but that doesn’t stop me from joining the band to complete the chorus, “And you got, you got I, And I got, I got you.”

That’s how it felt. We all had each other now. I stepped back from the pit and found my choice position on the mezzanine railing just in time to throw my hands in the air for the end of confrontation which, always hits home for me. Tom Hamilton seems to have had enough of playing my favorite band’s tracks and seemed to take the band toward what I can only guess is one of his favorites, Comfortably Numb. Seal the set with a bust out of Therapy which is upbeat and rocky yet drives home deeper meaning than any guitar hook can define, despite best efforts.

Set two began by taking us to a peaceful place with the slow jam heart warmer, Home Again only to melt into a well known crowd singalong, Another Brick in the Wall. They say it’s always greener on the other side but who has time to argue when your standing in Kameole Sands. Taking the next song in stride, Electron hides nothing from the audience with Little Lai and a beautifully played, often requested, Shelby Rose. One more Floyd cover with Fearless to round out the set and the evening. And I believe they call that a night folks.

Triumph ->
Ladies* ->
Rock Candy ->
Confrontation #
Comfortably Numb%

Home Again ->
Another Brick in the Wall% ->
Grass is Green* ->
Kameole Sands #
Little Lai ->
Shelby Rose
Fearless %

* inverted
# ending only
% Pink Floyd Cover

Big Something & LiveMusicDaily

LiveMusicDaily Presents:

Big Something

Live at Gypsy Sally’s in Washington, DC

LMD Big Something

LiveMusicDaily.com is pleased to present a night of epic proportions with one of our favorite acts in the nation, Big Something. Big Something blends the best facets of every music genre to create a truly unique experience in concert. Their space-rock anthems maintain a strength in song-writing and are propelled to new heights in the form of exploratory improvisational passages that exude influences from the best in funk, blues, jazz, and progressive rock.

Tickets are $12 in advance and $15 day of show. Be sure to get there early to catch Dale and Zdubs kick off the festivities at 7pm. Purchase Tickets Here.

Stream Big Something’s New Track “Megalodon” featuring DJ Logic below.

Also, check out our interview with Jesse Hensley (Lead Guitar) of Big Something.

About Big Something:

Hailing from one of the fastest growing regions in the country, North Carolina’s BIG Something is one of the most exciting new rock bands to emerge from the Southeast. With a powerful sound that is both refreshingly original and yet classic in its approach, BIG Something is a straight up rock band that calls upon song craft with compelling vocals and a diverse range of influences. Fusing elements of rock, pop, funk, jazz and improv, the band likes to take listeners on a journey through a myriad of musical styles while incorporating a mix of organic and electronic sounds with the use of horns, keys, synthesizers, an electronic wind instrument, heavy guitars, and a tight powerful rhythm section.

In 2010 the group recorded and released a debut concept album with critically acclaimed Raleigh producer and Grammy Nominee John Custer (Corrosion of Conformity, Cry of Love, Dag). The album – Stories from the Middle of Nowhere – was an instant regional hit capturing the Home Grown Music Network’s 2010 album of the year award and spending several weeks at number 1 on the Jambands.com radio charts. Since then the band has released a fan favorite live album Live from Uranus and most recently in 2013 – a self-titled studio album that captured 3 different “Album of The Year” awards within weeks.

Now with several years of relentless touring experience, the band has traveled the country sharing the stage as direct support for the likes of Galactic, moe., The B52s, Robert Randolph and The Family Band, Zach Deputy, DJ Logic, Toubab Krewe, Dopapod and more. They are also a high demand festival act, having appeared at: FloydFest, Camp Barefoot, Blackwater, Strangecreek, Wormtown, Smilefest, Mantrabash, NC Music & Arts Festival, Pink Moon, Jerry Garcia’s Birthday Bash, Gathering of The Chaffee, Front Porch Fest, Domefest, & many more. With a rapidly growing passionate fanbase, BIG Something also hosts their own annual Summer music festival and campout in Mebane, NC called The BIG What? which has sold out two years in a row further propelling this imaginative, entertaining and musically progressive jamband rooted in traditional American music of the southeast to a much wider national audience.

Upcoming Tour Dates


Widespread Panic | Austin Photos


October 15, 2014 | Night Two

Mountain Trout Photography


DJ Green Lantern


“From street mixtapes, to clubs, to radio to producing for platinum artists, DJ Green Lantern has become a globally recognized talent and tastemaker.”

Today we bring you two recent tracks from DJ Green Lantern that display his fine production skills outside the realm of his work with hip-hop giants such as Nas and Eminem. DJ Green Lantern’s  Funk Roller Coaster takes passengers on a voyage through outer space with fat old school beats, horn laden grooves, and a plethora of all things funky. He also just released a solid remix of Wu-Tang’s “C.R.E.A.M”. Both are available for Free Download below via Soundcloud.

About DJ Green Lantern:

Ironically becoming a world famous DJ was someone else’s dream. Growing up Green developed a reputation for being adept at chopping samples and having some of the hottest beats around. DJing was so far from his mind that he had to borrow crates from friends for his first gig, which he only initially agreed to do because it paid $500. Instantaneously finding that he had a knack for controlling the crowd, Green steadily built a reputation as the go-to party DJ in his area. However, his creative background and producer pedigree screamed for an outlet, which ended up being mixtapes. “Around ‘96, I made my first mixtape,” Green recalls. “I used four or eight-track recorders to do different shit. I never did a normal blend tape ever. I understood you have to stand out and so I started putting hooks in and switching stuff up.” Green’s trademarks quickly became his self-produced remixes, and a cohesiveness that had many of his mixtapes sounding like albums. The overwhelming critical acclaim made him a rising star with bookers requesting his presence on the tables everywhere from Connecticut to Japan to all over Europe. (Read More)



Karl Denson Joins Rolling Stones Tour




Karl Denson has announced that he will join The Rolling Stones on saxophone for nine shows in Australia and New Zealand on their 14 On Fire tour. The shows start at the end of the month in Adelaide and run into late November. The acclaimed reedman, songwriter and bandleader is best known for fronting the prolific touring juggernaut, Karl Denson’s Tiny Universe, who regularly perform over 150 shows a year. Their most recent album, New Ammo, was released in April 2014. DownBeat Magazine called it “music for both the party and for fans of instrumental prowess.” In addition, Denson is one of the founding members of seminal boogaloo revivalists, The Greyboy Allstars. He first came to national attention as a member of Lenny Kravitz‘s Let Love Rule-era band.

“It’s the opportunity of a lifetime, the chance to see the world through a giant pair of lips,” says Denson about his upcoming shows with The Rolling Stones. “It’s going to be amazing to get even closer to this music that I have listened to all my life.”

Denson has had to postpone his upcoming tour dates with The Tiny Universe in order to tour with The Rolling Stones. An announcement is forthcoming as to when those shows will be rescheduled.




Widespread Panic | Photos

Live in Alpharetta, GA

Oct 11, 2014 | Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre

Ryan Swerdlin Photography


The Mantras | The Talking Dead

Mantras will perform the Talking Heads & the Grateful Dead

for Halloween in Richmond


I case you missed it, our musical theme for Halloween is: THE TALKING DEAD; featuring the music of The Talking Heads (official) and The Grateful Dead presented through clever Segways and Mashups in true Mantras style!Aqueous opens the night up and It’s all going down Oct. 31st at The Broadberry in RVA!! We take Halloween VERY seriously and are super excited about this theme, SHARE if you feel the same!

Heart Byrne | Photos

Live at Threadgill’s

October 11, 2014 | Austin, TX

Mountain Trout Photography


Heart Byrne band performs the music of Talking Heads. This band performs a live concert in the style of ‘Stop Making Sense’ while adding song selections from each phase of Talking Heads history. This band consists of musicians that live in Austin, Texas. This band consists of great friends that share a great reverence for the work of Talking Heads and David Byrne in particular.

Heart Byrne | Facebook Official

Umphrey’s McGee | NYE Late Night

Umphrey’s McGee Announces NYE Late Nights

Seven Arrows (feat. David Murphy), Cosby Sweater, & the Heavy Pets


Umphrey’s would like to invite our friends Seven Arrows, Cosby Sweater, and The Heavy Pets to play official after shows during our New Year’s Eve run in Atlanta. The shows will take place at The Cotton Club at The Tabernacle, each starting at 12:30 am following Umphrey’s. Seven Arrows, featuring David Murphy, will play on December 30th; Cosby Sweater on January 1st; and The Heavy Pets on January 3rd. Each show is All Ages, and will only be $10.00.

We look forward to ending 2014 and starting 2015 with all of you. Rage. Rest. Repeat!

UM & STS9 | Cover David Bowie

Flashback Friday

Umphrey’s McGee & STS9 Cover “Let’s Dance”

Alex “Pappa” Poirot:

Covering a David Bowie song is easy. However, giving a proper showing to an infectious new-wave tune like “Let’s Dance” takes a certain panache. Fortunately, for UM and STS9, this is certainly not a problem, they’ve got the verve.

More often than not, the difference between a good show and a great show is the energy on stage, and these guys are clearly having a good time up there. They come in hot early, settle into a funky groove, and take turns showing off their considerable musical talent, until Jake Cinniger finally has enough of David Bowie and decides to tear this dance-pop gem to shreds with his righteous axe, which of course, brings the house down, and is a fitting end to a show that I now plan to watch from the beginning..

Jimmy Herring with the Allman Brothers

Throwback Thursday | 2000

Jimmy Herring Brings the Heat with the Allman Brothers

By Tripp Demoss

It’s the best of all possible worlds. Something that Leibniz said? No- Jimmy Herring and Derek Trucks doing the Allman Brothers Band thing. The year was 2000, Dickey Betts was, for better or worse, on his way out. In comes one of the world’s greatest Jimmy Herring. He’s played Aquarium Rescue Unit, the Dead, Jazz is Dead, and of course now Widespread Panic- but is he, perhaps, really at home channeling Dickey Betts, while Derek moves in and out of the muse of Duane? Listen to the “Don’t Keep Me Wonderin” show opener, and tell me that’s not the case.

I’ve always loved “Stand Back,” a really cheeky tune that Dickey always performed with aplomb- but man, can Jimmy shred it too! I love the “Franklin’s Tower” here- we’re all used to Warren Haynes tearing this one apart- but when you listen to Jimmy do it, it’s kinda like Allen Collins or Gary Rossington jumped on stage with a bottle of Jack Daniel’s.

In the end, we will all sorely miss the Allman Brothers Band line-up with Derek & Warren… they do everything we love about music, including an occassional Dead cover, and inviting Jimmy Herring along for a song or two is what keeps yearning for the next show.

Umphrey’s McGee on ESPN

“Plaschke, this isn’t a Nickelback concert, let’s melt some faces”

John K | Photos

John K & The DC Mystery Cats

Jerry Garcia Band Sets

Sept. 30, 2014 | Gypsy Sally’s | DC


Phases of the Moon Dates

Phases of the Moon Announces 2015 Dates


Announcing the 2nd Annual Phases of the Moon Music + Art Festival! Mark your calendars for September 17-20, 2015 – Phases will return to beautiful Kennekuk County Park in Danville, IL for 4 days of 100% organic feel-good music, awe-inspiring art, strong sense of community a conscious collective and of course camping. We can’t wait to see you there for another magical weekend!

We can’t wait to see you all there for another magical weekend!

Widespread Panic

Phases of the Moon 2014

George Trent Grogan

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Real Estate | NYC Concert Review

Live in New York City

October 2, 2014 | Terminal 5


By Elliot Fisher

Real Estate took the stage Thursday night at Terminal 5 in New York City before a large hometown crowd. From teenagers to sexagenarians the venue was packed which speaks to part of the band’s allure; they appeal to a wide demographic.  The band played many songs off their newest album Atlas released March 2014 by Domino Records. Atlas proves that the band is gaining popularity as the beginning notes from songs like “Had to Hear,” “Crime” and “Talking Backwards” were met with loud applause from the audience. The venue, Terminal 5, proved to be a great venue for the band too as the multilevel venue provided space for those who wanted to dance on the main floor or hang out on the balcony railings.

With no set break, the 5-piece band wooed the crowd and kept attention right on stage. It was magical to see a song end, the crowd settle, and then a new song begin with wild excitement. From my spot above the crowd on the Terminal’s balcony Real Estate’s music made the crowd dance wildly while also bobbing their heads like a pack of swimming tunas. While most of the songs selected were from Atlas Real Estate did perform one of their more popular song “It’s Real,” a song that put them back on the map back in 2011. Real Estate is a band that can capture the moment through their unique sound which send audiences into relaxed trances that follow the groove laid down by the indie-rock band.

The indie-rock band were very grateful to their fans throughout the show and bass player Alex Bleeker doubled as the night’s host humorously fielding questions from the audience and announcing the band’s love for their fans. Bleeker, a known Dead Head, also teased “Turn On Your Love Light” in between songs with a Merry Prankster-esque grin on his face. With some fun and interesting solo work from guitarist Matt Mondanile to extend songs and extend original jams, in addition to the calming voice of lead singer Martin Courtney, a live performance of Real Estate is definitely worth checking out. I was most surprised, and delighted, by the fact that these musicians were able to jam out their songs given the audiences’ energy. Band’s abilities to perform in such a way are crucial for live acts, and it is obvious that Real Estate understands this.

The New England-born band was founded in 2008, and three albums later they are finally gaining the national attention they deserve. Back on April 9th, Real Estate played on the Late Show with David Letterman in support of Atlas. 

Blitzen Trapper | Covers Zeppelin

Blitzen Trapper Nails a Cover of Zeppelin’s “Ramble On”

Live at Mountain Jam 2014

Let’s go back a few months ago to the 10th annual Mountain Jam in Hunter, NY. Here is a scorching rendition of the Led Zeppelin classic, “Ramble On” which appeared on the 1969 album Led Zeppelin II. Eric Earley does a great job handling the vocals on this one and the entire band progresses the song with the utmost respect.

If you’re not familiar with Blitzen Trapper you should definitely explore them, particularly if you are a classic rock fanatic. They bring a lot of the sounds of the past together with their own twist to offer a refreshed approach to Rock n Roll.

Papadosio Announces Earth Night 2014

Papadosio Announces Earth Night 2014: A Solstice Celebration

Art, Workshops & Live Music from Papadosio, Dopapod, Jimkata, EarthCry & Third Nature

Papadosio Earth Night Columbus 2014-2

Fresh off their thrilling performance supporting Lotus at Red Rocks Amphitheatre and two nights at Resonance Music & Arts Festival, Papadosio is excited to announce Earth Night 2014, returning to Columbus, Ohio for two nights: Friday, December 19 at Park Street Saloon featuring a more versatile/instrumental Live PA set and Saturday, December 20 at the L.C. Pavilion. Expanding the celebration, this annual event now coincides with a sister event being held at The Fillmore Auditorium in Denver, Colorado on December 13 in conjunction with Colorado’s Conscious Alliance.

For two nights and one day in Central Ohio, Earth Night celebrates the solstice in a ceremonious dance of music, art, and spirit. Inspired by the globally celebrated Earth Day, Earth Night roots itself in understanding the struggle for human and environmental rights while taking time to recognize the wisdom and practices of the ancient and indigenous that connected us to our planet in ways we hardly have the language for today.

Joining Papadosio at the L.C. Pavilion are close friends and allies, Dopapod and Jimkata. With no regard towards stylistic boundaries, the sound that emerges from Dopapod both live and in the studio is as varied and diverse as the many influences the band adapts from. Similarly, having been a mainstay of the Northeast jam circuit since 2006, Jimkata’s refined electro-rock sound is one of a band that has found its voice after years of experimentation. It’s more indie rock than jam, and more 90′s electronica than modern day EDM; yet the five-piece continues to traverse both terrains in style.

In addition, supporting the band for this very rare Live PA set at Park Street Saloon is Papadosio’s own Anthony Thogmartin, as his experimental side-project in sound and environmental philanthropy – EarthCry, in addition to Third Nature – the young trio now based out of Asheville, NC dedicated to exploring the sonic capabilities of our collective consciousness.

A limited number of two-day tickets are available through Papadosio’s ticketing site at http://papadosio.ticketfly.com beginning Thursday, October 9 at 10 AM EDT. Limited advance two-day passes are $20, single-day tickets are $10. Regular two-day passes are $35, single-day tickets are $25 and at the door $30/$40. Complete Earth Night details are available at http://www.Papadosio.com.

About Earth Night:
On December 21, 2012, a monumental convergence of like-minded individuals from across nations and borders was born. Caught in the midst of prophecies from across cultures concerning the ‘end of time’, people across the Earth asked important questions about who we are as a people and where we are going. While some anticipated catastrophe, others attempted collective activation into a new paradigm that would shift the ways in which we spend on our time on this planet. Across the globe people gathered and ignited their will to continue their work here on Earth through music, art, activism and prayers.

Deep in the heartlands of America, a small group of musicians, artists and spiritual activists organized a gathering that included a variety of experience from live music to art, workshops, presentations and more. Inspired by the progressive spirit of the internationally-known and celebrated Earth Day (originally founded on the spring equinox in 1969) – this group named the event Earth Night – a testament to the power of global unification as well as the extended darkness offered by the winter solstice – the longest night of every year. Much like Earth Day, Earth Night rooted itself in the ever-growing environmental movement and the search for social justice (particularly among indigenous populations), while taking time to recognize some of the practices of old that connected us to our planet in ways we hardly have the language for today.

Trey Anastasio | Fall Tour Dates

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Trey Anastasio Band’s new album, Paper Wheels, isn’t due out until early 2015, but the group will be previewing some of the new songs during its 2014 Fall Tour. The run will kick off on November 28 (the day after Thanksgiving) at the Aragon Ballroom in Chicago and include two-night stands at the 9:30 Club in Washington, DC, the Orpheum Theatre in Boston and New York City’s Beacon Theatre.

Beginning today, fans can get a free download of “Bounce,” a song from Paper Wheels, at trey.com. While much preparation went into Paper Wheels in terms of demos and rehearsals with TAB, the album was recorded in less than a week at The Barn, Anastasio’s reconstructed barn-turned-rehearsal/recording studio located outside Burlington, Vermont. Inspired by the immediacy of Stax-era recordings, Anastasio and his band mates recorded the songs live, playing and singing together in one room and often requiring no more than one or two takes.

Paper Wheels was produced and engineered by Bryce Goggin, who helmed several Phish albums and has also partnered with Anastasio on previous solo projects, and mixed by Elliot Scheiner (Steely Dan, Van Morrison).

Tickets for all shows on TAB’s Fall Tour will be available through a real time presale beginning this Thursday, October 9, at Noon ET at http://treytickets.tix.musictoday.com. Tickets will go on sale to the general public beginning Thursday, October 16. See below for itinerary and specific on sale times or visitwww.trey.com for further details.


11/28 – Aragon Ballroom, Chicago, IL
11/29 – Stage AE , Pittsburgh, PA
11/30 – The National, Richmond, VA
12/02 – 9:30 Club , Washington, DC
12/03 – 9:30 Club , Washington, DC
12/05 – Orpheum Theatre, Boston, MA
12/06 – Orpheum Theatre, Boston, MA
12/07 – State Theatre, Portland, ME
12/09 – The Forum Theatre , Binghamton, NY
12/11 – Beacon Theatre, New York, NY
12/12 – Beacon Theatre, New York, NY
12/13 – Tower Theatre, Philadelphia, PA

Dopapod Rig Rundown | Keys

Eli Winderman of Dopapod Explains His Rig

Dopapod & Moogatu | Gypsy Sally's | Washington DC 26

A very informative video has recently surfaced from llamamall.net , a site where you can stream and download over 150+ Dopapod shows for free. Here is a rig-rundown by Dopaod keyboardist Eli Winderman.

In celebration of the upcoming launch of the newly redesigned and improved llamamall.net, we are proud to present the first installment of our Dopapod rig rundown series.

This week kicks off with our beloved Eli Winderman. After getting to know Eli a bit, we at llamamall.net have determined that he is in fact, the nicest human being in existence. But don’t let his happy demeanor fool you, his skills will hurt your feelings……..and you will like it.

Video shot by: Jesse VanDellen and Ryan Yuenger


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