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  • Bob Weir Fills In For David Nelson For Three Nights In Alaska [Videos]

    first_imgIn the beginning of March, Bob Weir announced that he would be stepping in for David Nelson for three nights in Alaska with the David Nelson Band, in light of Nelson’s colon cancer diagnosis and cancellation of several dates of the tour. The sold-out shows, which happened this weekend in Girdwood, Alaska, also saw Katie Skene take the stage, in addition to Barry Sless, John Molo, Pete Sears and Mookie Siegel of the David Nelson Band.Across the three nights, the David Nelson Band opened the shows sans guests before vocalist Katie Skene would come out for a few tracks with them. Afterward, Bob Weir would take over for a handful of acoustic songs, sometimes solo and sometimes with Skene, before the David Nelson Band would return and join Weir to close out each performance. You can check out a couple of videos from this past weekend’s Alaska run below.“Dark Star”[Video courtesy of Rah B Garcia]“Walkin’ Blues”[Video courtesy of dzarcone]last_img read more

  • LoHi Music Festival To Bring Funk To The Streets Of Denver This Weekend

    first_imgOn July 15th, LoHi Music Festival will once again bring music to the Denver masses, with the funk-oriented urban music and street art festival taking over West 32nd Street in Denver’s LoHi district—the area nestled between the Highlands and city’s Downtown—this Saturday. For this year’s event, the theme has been set as “Water Is Life,” and attendees are encouraged to dive in head first and don their finest aquatic costumes for the day. While water is life, we live for live music, and LoHi Music Festival has tapped some of our favorite acts for their full-day lineup.At the top of the bill is the English jazz-fusion and funk powerhouse, The New Mastersounds, whose patented funk-fusion and masterful musicianship have gained them fans spanning across the globe. TAUK, the heavy New York City-based funk quartet, is next on the bill, with the group still riding on the high from the release of their latest album, Sir Nebula, which was released at the tail-end of 2016. The Main Squeeze has been steadily rising the ranks of the scene, and the group’s powerful blend of funk, hip-hop, soul, and rock will keep attendees’ energy high as the sun starts to drop during their afternoon set. Colorado’s own Liver Down The River will start LoHi Music Festival off with a bang, with the six-piece offering their eclectic “funkadeligrass” to kick things off proper. Music will rule the day, and Ichisan’s DJ sets will keep the crowds grooving in between each set, ensuring the music never stops.After The New Mastersounds close out the festival, the party doesn’t stop there. Cervantes’ Masterpiece Ballroom will keep the tunes going till late into the night with an official afterparty. TAUK will be joined by friends LEBO of ALO, Jans Ingber formerly of The Motet, saxophonist Nick Gerlach of Menert Live Band, in addition to other familiar faces. Tiger Party will also perform the official LoHi Music Festival afterparty and will be joined by The New Mastersounds’ own Eddie Roberts as well as Thievery Corporation’s Jeff Franca.LoHi Music Festival opens its doors to Denver at 1 pm this Saturday and runs til 10 pm. Tickets for LoHi Music Festival are available here, while tickets to the official afterparty are available here.[Photo: Stephen Olker]last_img read more

  • Moon Hooch, Jackson Whalan, And Lavender Fields To Perform In Boulder

    first_imgBrooklyn-based trio Moon Hooch has developed a sound in a category unto itself. Dance party meets jazz lounge. Busker meets late-night club. However you add it all up, these former students of New York City’s The New School for Jazz and Contemporary Music have created a buzz that is carrying itself across the country, and rapidly at that. The band recently announced a headlining spot at Boulder, CO’s The Fox Theatre on Saturday, October 7th with special guests Jackson Whalan and Lavender Fields (purchase tickets here).James Muschler (drums), Mike Wilbur (Tenor Saxophone, Vocals, Synth) and Wenzl McGowen (EWI, tenor/baritone sax, clarinet) have developed a raw, kinetic, yet sophisticated sound that vibes perfectly both in the studio and in the live setting. Since releasing their self-titled debut in 2013, the group has kept a fervent pace, as they dropped the exploratory Joshua Tree EP earlier this year, followed by Live at The Cathedral most recently back in mid-July.Another fellow student of The New School for Jazz and Contemporary Music in NYC, Jackson Whalan combines a love of hip-hop, electronic music, live instrumentation and socially thought-provoking lyrics. He has collaborated with Mr. Lif, Jo Jo Mayer & Nerve, Space Jesus, SOOHAN, to name a few, and is just getting things started.Multi-instrumentalist Lavender Fields is most definitely on a natural and spiritual journey of the psychedelic kind, drawing influences from the reggae, dub, electronic and classical genres. Combining analog equipment with the latest music production technologies, while concentrating on the healing sound frequencies found in nature, Lavender Fields is making music for your soul.Tickets to the Moon Hooch show at The Fox Theatre on Saturday, October 7th are currently on-sale and can be purchased here. For additional information and show updates, check out the Facebook Event page.Enter to win a pair of tickets below!last_img read more

  • Phish Approves 8 Songs For New Jersey State Parks Promo Videos [Watch]

    first_img[H/T Jeff MacMullen; Photo: Andrew Scott Blackstein] Phish has always been fairly hesitant to lend their music for commercial use, though occasionally, a track will pop-up unexpectedly on television or the radio. However, Jeff MacMullen of the New Jersey State Parks just clued us in that Phish granted the New Jersey park system permission to use their music for a number of online promotional clips. Each video in the eight-video series highlights a different state park in New Jersey, providing facts about the area as well as high-definition drone footage of each park’s most scenic attractions.Ben & Jerry’s To Host “Phish In The North Country” Exhibit For Phish Food’s 20th AnniversaryThe first of these videos was released on Tuesday, showcasing the natural beauty of New Jersey’s High Point State Park and pairing the footage with Phish’s “You Enjoy Myself”. Other songs to be featured during the promotional series include “Party Time”, “Divided Sky”, “Harry Hood”, “Glide”, “Guyute”, “Cars Trucks Buses”, and “Fuego”. MacMullen noted that the remaining seven videos in the series will be released weekly, with the videos going up on the New Jersey State Parks’ Facebook and Instagram each Wednesday.last_img read more

  • Bob Weir Sits In With Chris Robinson’s Green Leaf Rustlers [Pro-Shot Video]

    first_imgChris Robinson’s newest project, Green Leaf Rustlers, made a stop at Sweetwater Music Hall in Mill Valley, CA on Friday night. Much to the delight of fans, the band—which also features multi-instrumentalist Barry Sless, bassist Pete Sears, drummer John Molo, and guitarist Greg Loiacono—was joined by Sweetwater co-owner Bob Weir, who often makes guest appearances at the Marin County venue.Weir took the stage during the back half of the first set to sit in on four songs from the Grateful Dead canon. The Dead & Company guitarist got started with Merle Haggard‘s “Mama Tried” before moving on to Bobby Womack‘s “It’s All Over Now”. Next up was The Band‘s “When I Pain My Masterpiece,” and the set closed out with George Jones‘ “The Race Is On”. The Grateful Dead’s “Bertha” would also appear during the second set, albeit without any guest work from Weir.Green Leaf Rustlers will continue their tour tonight with a show at the Grass Valley Center for the Arts in Grass Valley, CA. You can watch a full pro-shot video of their Friday night concert, including the Weir sit in, courtesy of Sweetwater Music Hall below (Weir joins the fray around at around 43:30).Green Leaf Rustlers at Sweetwater Music Hall (1/19/18)[Video: Sweetwater Music Hall’s Facebook page][Setlist: Green Leaf Rustler’s Facebook page][H/T: JamBase]last_img read more

  • Joe Russo’s Almost Dead Shares Candler Park Set Featuring Zeppelin & Allman Jams [Full Audio]

    first_imgToday, Joe Russo’s Almost Dead has shared the 72nd installation of their long-running “Taper Tuesdays” series: a fully mixed and mastered recording of the band’s June 3rd, 2017 performance at Candler Park Music Festival in Atlanta, Georgia. For the festival set, bassist Jon Shaw, a frequent collaborator of Scott Metzger and Joe Russo, swapped in for Dave Dreiwitz, who was on tour with his other musical outfit, Ween, at the time.The creatively crafted set saw the band weave special “jams” into classic Grateful Dead numbers, like the Led Zeppelin “Friends” jam that sprouted up in the middle of “Truckin’” or the “Whole Lotta Love” jam that turned up inside their set-closing “Throwing Stones”. One of the most notable moments of the show came during “Slipknot!,” which housed a jam focused on the Allman Brothers Band’s “In Memory Of Elizabeth Reed”. The jam served as a fitting tribute for the late Gregg Allman, who was buried earlier that day two hours south in Macon, Georgia.You can listen to the full performance below (recording and FOH mix by Peter Costello, monitors by Aaron Gittleman, and audio edited, mixed and mastered by Eric McRoberts):Joe Russo’s Almost Dead – Candler Park Music Festival – 6/3/17 Setlist: Joe Russo’s Almost Dead | Candler Park Music Festival | Atlanta, GA | 6/3/2017One Set (8:49PM – 10:56PM): Jam -> Jack Straw -> Truckin’ @ -> Friends Jam # -> Truckin’ Reprise -> Tennessee Jed, Black Throated Wind -> Bertha %,  The Music Never Stopped > Dancing in the Streets -> Jam -> Help On The Way > Slipknot! -> In Memory of Elizabeth Reed Jam -> Slipknot! Reprise -> Throwing Stones -> Whole Lotta Love Jam $ -> Throwing Stones RepriseNotes:@ – With Other One Teases (Band)# – Instrumental, incomplete version of a Led Zeppelin Cover (No lyrics were sung), First Time Played By Almost Dead (This is what folks are referring to when they mention a “New Potato Caboose” Jam. Very similar, but definitely “Friends” by Zep.)% – With a “Fearless” (Pink Floyd) Tease (MB)$ – Instrumental, incomplete version of a Led Zeppelin / Willie Dixon Cover (No lyrics were sung), First Time Played By Almost DeadWhole Show with Jon Shaw on Bass, subbing for Dave Dreiwitz, who was out with Ween.View Full Setlist/NotesNext up on the schedule for Joe Russo’s Almost Dead is a Saturday, June 16th performance at Founders Fest 2018 in Grand Rapids, MI. For a full list of the band’s upcoming performances, head to their website.last_img read more

  • Aqueous Announces New Full-Length Concept Album, ‘Color Wheel’

    first_imgToday, Buffalo-based groove rock quartet Aqueous has announced that their newest studio album, Color Wheel, is on its way. The new album, the band’s first full-length studio effort since 2014’s Cycles, is set for an October 12th release. Aqueous’ Color Wheel will be released via digital platforms as well as on vinyl.As guitarist/keyboardist Dave Loss explains in a press release,Color Wheel feels like a step forward for the band in every way. We tapped into a distinctly more emotional and purposeful space when writing it, and there’s a raw honesty throughout the album’s lyrics and themes that I think a lot of people can relate to. Though some of those themes are a little heavier, there’s a constant thread of hopeful optimism that we hope people will really connect with. Musically, the band has evolved and Color Wheel finds us exploring some new and very exciting musical lanes.Of the album’s 10 tracks, the majority have yet to be heard in the live setting. Even the ones that have been played live have received new studio treatments. One such tune, “Weight of the Word”, features the Turkuaz Horns on its Color Wheel recording.Pegging this record as a concept album, Aqueous will be releasing the 10 tracks in a unique way, presenting three waves of batched releases with the first wave due out as soon as next week. Explains guitarist Mike Gantzer,There’s a certain continuity to this entire album, and it unfolds in a way that makes the track order important for the experience – there’s an underlying narrative happening throughout the lyrics and themes, and the overarching theme of the story is a strong sense of optimism through the struggle of the realities of life. For this reason, we wanted to release the album in waves, ultimately, to give people a chance to settle into each section of the album and digest it thoroughly before diving into the next.You can pre-order for Color Wheel on vinyl now via the band’s Bandcamp page here. See below for a full track listing:Aqueous Color Wheel Tracklist:1. Second Sight2. How High You Fly3. Realize Your Light4. Split The Difference5. Color Wheel6. Good Enough7. Half In, Half out8. Weight Of The Word (feat. Turkuaz Horns)9. Mandela Effect10. In It (For Me)View Track ListingIn support of the new record, Aqueous will also embark on their most extensive headlining tour to date. Find a full list of dates below with more information available via the band’s website. You can check out a list of Aqueous’ upcoming tour dates below:Aqueous Upcoming Tour Dates:9/7 – Utica, NY – Saranac Brewery **9/20 – Thornville, OH – Resonance Music and Arts Festival9/21 – Pittsburgh, PA – Rex Theater *10/6 – Roaring Ranch, PA – Liberty Pumpkin Ball10/19 & 10/20 – St. Paul, MN – The Palace Theater >10/24 – Hamden, CT – Space Ballroom ^10/25 – South Burlington, VT – Higher Ground Showcase Lounge ^10/26 – Cambridge, MA – The Sinclair ^10/27 – Albany, NY – The Hollow ^10/31 – Brooklyn, NY – Knitting Factory ^11/1 – Asbury Park, NJ – Wonder Bar ^11/2 – Washington D.C. – Union Stage ^11/3 – Philadelphia, PA – The Foundry at The Fillmore ^11/4 – Richmond, VA – The Broadberry #11/6 – Raleigh, NC – The Pour House Music Hall #11/7 – Charleston, SC – Charleston Pour House #11/8 – Orlando, FL – The Social #11/9 – Jacksonville, FL – Jack Rabbits #11/10 – Tampa, FL – The Crowbar #11/14 – Birmingham, AL – Zydeco #11/15 – Atlanta, GA – Aisle 5 #11/16 – Asheville, NC – Asheville Music Hall #11/17 – Nashville, TN – Exit/In #11/28 – Ann Arbor, MI – Blind Pig +11/29 – Chicago, IL – Chop Shop11/30 – Milwaukee, WI – The Miramar Theatre +12/5 – Ft. Collins, CO – Hodi’s Halfnote ^12/6 – Frisco, CO – 10 Mile Music Hall ^12/7 – Steamboat Springs, CO – Old Town Pub ^12/8 – Boulder, CO – Fox Theatre ^12/11 – Omaha, NE – The Waiting Room $12/12 – St. Louis, MO – The Bootleg at Atomic Cowboy $12/13 – Indianapolis, IN – The Hi-Fi $** w/ moe.* w/ ELM> w/ Umphrey’s McGee^ w/ Mungion+ w/ EGI# w/ The Heavy Pets$ w/ GooseView Upcoming Tour Dateslast_img read more

  • Ultra Music Festival Is Officially Leaving Miami

    first_imgAfter years of strained relationships with the local government and community, Ultra Music Festival has announced that they will not return to Miami next year. The popular EDM festival, which traditionally takes place during Miami Music Week, will move to an as-yet-undisclosed new South Florida location in 2019.The move comes after the festival faced a number of venue-based obstacles in recent years. In 2018, the Miami City Commission unanimously voted to deny Ultra’s application for a new contract that would have kept the festival at the city’s Bayfront Park for the next five years. A couple months later, the festival announced that they would move to a new Miami home, the Historic Virginia Key Beach Park and Miami Marine Stadium Flex Park.However, while Ultra hoped they had found a new long-term home at Virginia Key Beach Park, this year’s festival at the new location suffered a variety of logistical setbacks. Due to transportation issues from the island venue, countless attendees were left stranded when trying to leave the event, resulting in an ugly, chaotic scene.Furthermore, a recent scientific study on the environmental effects of Ultra on its new 2019 location asserted that the high sound levels had a harmful effect on local marine wildlife. According to a report from local news outlet Key News, scientists claimed that fish who also call Miami their home “suffered excess levels of stress” due to the loud music pumped through the air (and into the water) at the festival. Apparently, the soundwaves caused fish to experience stress levels higher than what they experience when swimming for their lives while being chased by predators. “Ultra was causing short-term, acute stress on our fish,” Danielle McDonald, a professor of marine biology at the University of Miami, said in a statement of their biological findings.Related: Ultra Music Festival’s Future In Miami In Question Due To Stressed-Out FishThis combination of obstacles threw the future of Ultra in Miami into question as the festival awaited a ruling from the Miami City Commission as to whether they’d be welcomed back in 2020. Today, May 9th, was the deadline for the Commission to make their decision.Before that could happen, Ultra made the announcement that they had voluntarily terminated their City of Miami license in favor of a new venue. As the festival noted in a letter to fans posted to Twitter on Wednesday,Throughout the years of Ultra’s existence, our top priority has always been to offer you the best possible music festival experience. Since our inaugural festival in 1999, we have hosted Ultra Music Festival at a variety of different venues throughout the Greater Miami area, with our most recent event taking place on Virginia Key.After listening to feedback from many of you (including over 20,000 fans who took our post-event survey), it is clear that the festival experience on Virginia Key was simply not good enough. This is Ultra Music Festival, after all, and our attendees expect us to deliver on our commitment to excellence. Being committed to excellence not only means constantly striving to become better, it also means being willing to change things when they are not working.Accordingly, we have voluntarily terminated our City of Miami license and thank them for being a part of our story over the last two decades.We are now finalizing a new South Florida location that will serve as an incredible and permanent home for Ultra Music Festival. We have been approached by many interested parties over the years with offers to host the festival at some very unique and impressive locales. One of these, however, has shined far above the others, and we look forward to making our home there for many years to come.We are in the process of putting the finishing touches on the final details that will ensure that this new location allows us to deliver the incredible experience that our loyal fans expect and deserve. Our priority is providing our attendees a unique, accessible, breathtaking venue. A formal announcement including full event details and ticket information will be made soon.Sincerely,Ultra Music FestivalSo, Ultra Music Festival will live on—though not in its longtime home of Miami. Here’s wishing the best of luck to the event as they move into this new chapter.last_img read more

  • Watch Sheryl Crow, Bonnie Raitt, Mavis Staples Perform “Live Wire” On ‘Ellen’ [Video]

    first_imgSheryl Crow is gearing up to release her forthcoming studio album of collaborative tracks, Threads, due out on August 30th via Big Machine. Earlier in May, Sheryl Crow shared the second single off of her forthcoming album, “Live Wire”, featuring Bonnie Raitt and Mavis Staples.Sheryl Crow Releases New Single “Prove You Wrong” Featuring Stevie Nicks, Joe Walsh, Vince Gill, MoreCrow, Raitt, Staples and their backing band were the most recent musical guests on Ellen, as they offered up a live rendition of “Live Wire” for the daytime television show. The performance of “Live Wire” earlier this week saw and heard Raitt add some bluesy slide guitar licks next to Mavis’ soulful vocals, as Crow led the group on vocals and acoustic guitar.Prior to the band walking onstage, Ellen Degeneres exclaimed, “What happens when three legendary Grammy Award-winners get together for a new song? You get this amazing trio!”Watch Sheryl Crow, Bonnie Raitt, and Mavis Staples perform “Live Wire” on Ellen below:Sheryl Crow ft. Bonnie Raitt & Mavis Staples – “Live Wire” on Ellen[Video: TheEllenShow]In an April interview with Nashville Public Radio, Crow shared that Threads will most likely be her last studio album. She explained,It takes a lot of time and money and energy to create a fully artistic statement with a beginning, a middle and end. And, you know, you hope you have a song that lands on a playlist somewhere. People just don’t listen to albums anymore. So I feel like this is a good one to go out on.And in the future, when I write something I feel like needs to be put out, we’ll just put it out. We won’t wait to make a whole album.Crow’s Threads collaborative album will feature 17 tracks full of the music world’s favorite musicians including Don Henley, Keith Richards, Stevie Nicks, Jason Isbell, Chris Stapleton, Maren Morris, and more.Head to Sheryl Crow’s website for more information on her Threads release, tour dates, ticketing, and more.last_img read more

  • Faculty Council meeting held Nov. 10

    first_imgAt its sixth meeting of the year on Nov. 10, the Faculty Council heard updates about plans for Jan. 2011, the Rockefeller funds, and study abroad.The council next meets Dec. 1. The preliminary deadline for the regular meeting of the faculty on Dec. 7 is Nov. 22.last_img