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Purple Hatter’s Ball Impresses With Great Lineup Additions

first_imgFrom June 17-19, the Purple Hatter’s Ball will once again take over the Spirit of Suwannee Park in Live Oak, FL, for three glorious nights of music. After previously revealing a lineup that includes Papadosio, The Floozies, Polish Ambassador and more, the festival has extended their 2016 event with some great additions.Topping the lineup add-ons is Melvin Seals & JGB, who will bring some Grateful love to the festivities. Earphunk will also perform, as well as Flat Land, Bedside, and Heather Gillis Band. Additionally, Disco Biscuits drummer Allen Aucoin will join MZG for an exciting live band performance!They’ll be joining an elite group of artists, including The Mantras, Roosevelt Collier Band, The Malah, The Hip Abduction, Sophistafunk and many more. With proceeds going to the Rachel Morningstar Foundation, this is one important event that you won’t want to miss.Tickets and more information can be found here, and you can scope the full lineup below:Purple Hatter’s Ball 2016 LineupPapadosio The Floozies The Polish Ambassador Melvin Seals and JGB*  Earphunk *  DubConscious The Mantras Roosevelt Collier Band The Malah The Hip Abduction Sophistafunk Voodoo Visionary Catfish Alliance Trial By Stone Scott Campbell band with Avis Berry Funk You MZG Live (featuring Allen Aucoin*)Flat Land*  Herd Of Watts Kaleigh Baker with The Groove Orient The Corbitt-Clampitt Experience Post Pluto Squeedlepuss SPORE with Zahira Bedside*  Leisure Chief Heather Gillis Band*  *Phase 2 bandlast_img read more

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moe. Brings The “meat.” To Chicago For Tour Opening Two-Night Run

first_imgLoad remaining images Fall tour started for moe. with two nights at the Concord Music Hall in Chicago, Illinois this weekend, playing both Friday and Saturday nights in the Windy City. With support from The Werks on night one and Mungion on night two, the stage was set for two great performances from moe. The band, in turn, delivered two barn-burning performances for the fans.From the first notes of night one, the energy was palpable. Highlights from that first set were generated in “Akimbo” and in a lengthy improvisation in “Recreational Chemistry.” Guitarist Al Schnier switched out for the double neck guitar on “Haze,” made an impressive jump off the speaker, and later changed out for his mandolin. They closed out with “Silver Sun,” a psychedelic tune from their recent No Guts, No Glory album.The second set’s intriguing seamless transition from “Shoot First” to “Lazarus” is a must for re-listening, as well as the all-out jam session in “Timmy Tucker,” which featured Jim Loughlin on the xylophones playing off of both Chuck Garvey and Al Schnier on guitars. The first night concluded with a jumpy bluegrass number, “Time Again,” and jokes about the band playing a second day.24 hours later, it was Rob Derhak’s thumping tones of “Billy Goat” that started the day on the right foot, before the band dove into their funky tune “meat.” The song would be left unfinished, as the seamless segues continued through the first set with “Tubing The River Styx,” “The Pit,” “Y.O.Y” and “Montego.” After “Puebla,” the band went back into “meat.,” but never finished it and closed out the set with “Queen Of Everything.”Set two saw moe. dig into their catalog, with big versions of “Spine Of A Dog” into “Plane Crash” to open the set. The band also covered Gov’t Mule’s “Thorazine Shuffle,” and played fan-favorite “She.” After “Down Boy,” moe. returned once more to finish the song “meat.,” putting an incredible cap to the set. The bouncy “Threw It All Away” finished out the show.Check out both setlists in full, posted below, as well as a full gallery from Tara Gracer Design & Photography.Setlist: moe. at Concord Music Hall, Chicago, IL – 9/23/16I: Defrost > Akimbo, Recreational Chemistry, Tambourine, Lost Along The Way, Haze, Silver SunII: Paper Dragon, Shoot First > Lazarus, Rainshine, Opium, Skrunk > Not Coming Down > Timmy TuckerEnc: Time AgainSetlist: moe. at Concord Music Hall, Chicago, IL – 9/24/16I: Billy Goat > meat. > Tubing The River Styx > The Pit > Y.O.Y. > Montego, Puebla > meat. > Queen Of EverythingII: Spine Of A Dog > Plane Crash, Letter Home, Thorazine Shuffle, She, Down Boy > meat.Enc: Threw It All Awaylast_img read more

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Aqueous And Mungion Are Teaming Up For A Post-Phish Throwdown In NYC

first_imgWith Phish heading to New York, NY for four nights of mayhem, the Big Apple quickly becomes a paradise for all things live music. With fans coming into town from all across the country, incredibly talented musicians are at the ready to offer up some serious jams for your late night fixes. Today, we’re honored to announce one of these exciting performances, as both Aqueous and Mungion are teaming up for a jam-centric performance at DROM in New York, NY, just a short distance from the Phish shows at MSG. Tickets are on sale now and available here.Aqueous has emerged as one of the powerhouse jam bands of the younger generation. Hailing from Buffalo, NY, the group infuses rock stylings with meaningful lyrics and crafty songwriting. Their sound is wholly unique, backed by the dual guitar approach of David Loss and Mike Gantzer and the rhythm section of bassist Evan McPhaden and drummer Rob Houk. With their new EP Best In Show just released last week, expect this performance to be a fresh take to keep you dancing well into the night.Watch Aqueous let loose on a great version of their original song “Warren In The Window,” below.Providing support for the night will be Chicago-based prog jam outfit Mungion, who show off an impressive blend of influences in every song. Progressive is the name of the game for Mungion, as this group tightly winds elements of jazz and funk into creative compositions. Each song from Mungion is a journey unto itself, and it all comes together when this explosive four-piece takes the stage. You won’t want to miss their set, as it’s sure to blow you away!Watch Mungion’s live in-studio video for their song “Sloob Syndrome,” below.Both of these bands will take the stage at NYC’s DROM on December 28th, with doors opening at 11pm and the show starting at 12am. This will be a late night rager for the books, so don’t miss out! You can find tickets here, and get the full show information on the poster below.last_img read more

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Russ Randolph Will Leave BoomBox In 2017, Band Will Continue With New Lineup

first_imgBoomBox has announced that they’ll be making a lineup change in 2017. Group co-founder Russ Randolph will leave the band after 13 years to pursue a solo DJ career. Zion Godchaux will continue making music under the BoomBox moniker with new member Heath Bennet. The band has explained that it’s an “amicable separation”, and that “you’ll still be hearing the songs that we’ve come to know and love at the shows.” Read the full statements below, announced on the band’s Facebook page this morning.To all of our friends, family and supporters, BoomBox and Russ Randolph will be parting ways. The amicable separation is in no way a dissolution but rather the opening of a new chapter for BoomBox moving forward. Russ Randolph’s last show with BoomBox will be in Denver, Colorado at The Gothic Theatre on December 31st 2016.Zion Godchaux will continue on with BoomBox and see to it that the sound will remain true to its roots while actively evolving into the future.Russ Randolph will be pursuing a solo DJ project, as well as continuing with his studio work and production of other bands in Muscle Shoals, AL.Joining BoomBox will be Heath Bennett. He and Zion have already been hard at work in the studio preparing new BoomBox tracks for release and the live show. Stay tuned for 2017 Winter Tour announcements and new music release dates in the following weeks and as always, peace, love and funkiness people!Godchaux then took toe the band’s page to personally deliver a message to reassure worried fans that the band would continue:Hi folks .. Zion here….i just want you to to know that I’m not just the guitarist and singer for BoomBox. I have been behind every single track that we’ve done. Barring a remix or 2 , not only did I write the tracks, I was behind the bulk of the initial production . You’ll still be hearing the songs that we’ve come to know and love at the shows, along with many more in the not to distant future…I’m not wanting to make a big deal here, I just love you all and want you to know it’s gonna be ok….ZRYou’ll still have a few chances to catch the band before their lineup changes up, as still have five shows left together. The band will hit The Barkley Ballroom in Frisco, CO for a two-night run, before bringing 2016 to a close with a three-night New Year’s Eve run at the Gothic Theatre. You can buy tickets to the 29th, 30th, and 31st at these links.last_img read more

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Chris Robinson Brotherhood Announces Two-Night New Years Run At Terrapin Crossroads

first_imgAfter finishing up the California leg of their fall tour, the Chris Robinson Brotherhood has finally released the location of their much anticipated New Years run! Yesterday, Terrapin Crossroads announced that the Chris Robinson Brotherhood would be hitting the famed Phil Lesh-owned Californian venue for two nights: December 30th and New Year’s Eve.While the shows are sure to be knock-outs, clearly fans across the country were jonesing to get a chance to ring in 2017 with the Chris Robinson Brotherhood at the intimate venue. Despite relatively short notice of the tickets being released a day later, both nights sold out almost instantaneously today.We wish the best of luck and a New Year’s miracle for those who got shut out and were hoping to make the date!last_img

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Kendrick Lamar Dropped His New Record, And It Is Too “DAMN.” Good [Stream]

first_imgOk – that’s an understatement. Kendrick Lamar‘s new album DAMN. masterfully knocks on Fox News, greets the political climate (but not as blatantly as in past LPs), and sets a new standard for rap in 2017. It’s artistic, it’s complex, it’s got a few surefire radio hits to boot, and will undoubtedly be on repeat for the foreseeable future.DAMN. comes after his 14-track To Pimp A Butterfly, which won a Grammy Award for best album in 2015, and last year’s surprise untitled unmastered. His raw talent continues to shine in this new 14-track LP, which received little to no marketing–aside from the viral social media firestorms that would erupt as Kendrick slowly and sparingly began to share some information. Each track title is just one declaratory, defiant word, stylized with capital letters and a period (“BLOOD.” “DNA.” “PRIDE. “LOVE.” “FEAR.” “GOD.”). Each song is connected, both in definition and subject matter, as all of these themes appear throughout the record, not just on the track that bears their name.The album’s contributors include Rihanna, U2, and LA-based Zacari. Additionally, James Black, BadBadNotGood, and The Alchemist have all received credits, with production credits to Mike WiLL Made It on a number of tracks.Now, bow your head and listen to the King:If you’re into Internet sleuthing, fan conspiracies, and that kind of thing–there are also some pretty compelling rumors floating around that this may not be the extent of the new Kendrick. A suspiciously wide array of visual, thematic, and religious imagery displayed by DAMN. may suggest that a second album may be coming on Sunday. Stay tuned–when it comes to Kung Fu Kenny, surprises are always on the menu.last_img read more

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first_imgOn June 1st and 2nd, Purple Hatter’s Ball will return once again to the Spirit of Suwannee Park in Live Oak, Florida, for the eleventh straight year benefitting the Rachel Morningstar Foundation. After announcing the festival’s lineup in March, fans have eagerly been awaiting this latest edition of the festival, which features sets by Lettuce, Spafford, Breaking Biscuits, Toubab Krewe, The Heavy Pets, Roosevelt Collier Trio, Southern Avenue, and more.However, music is not the only thing that draws fans to the Suwannee for Purple Hatter’s Ball, as the festival has an extensive and diverse listing of yoga, arts, and other activities scheduled across the weekend. On Friday, Purple Hatter’s Ball will host Vinyasa yoga flow, zen chakra purification, beginner’s hula hoop, intro to buugeng, Kirtan, and “Aupaya and the Magick”. Saturday will see workshops on exploring feminity through movement, organic farming, and the laws of attraction, plus a number of yoga, meditation, and acrobatics classes. To close out the weekend, on Sunday, Purple Hatter’s Ball will host “Transcendence Sound Healing” and “Stretching and Creative Movement” before the weekend wraps up in full.You can check out the full weekend’s schedule of activities at Purple Hatter’s Ball below, plus head here to see the full schedule of music happening this weekend at Spirit of Suwannee Park. Tickets for the two-day music and camping festival are on-sale now and can be purchased on the event’s website here.last_img read more

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Austin City Limits Releases 1996 Video Of The Allman Brothers Playing “Midnight Rider” As Tribute To Gregg

first_imgToday, as a tribute to the late Gregg Allman who passed away on Saturday, Austin City Limits released footage of the Allman Brothers Band performing “Midnight Rider” on the show way back in 1996. The video was posted with a touching tribute post, which outlined Gregg Allman’s trajectory into the role of one of the biggest rock stars of this century, including a quote of Gregg’s from his memoir: “Music is my life’s blood. I love music, I love to play good music, and I love to play music for people who appreciate it. And when it’s all said and done, I’ll go to my grave and my brother will greet me, saying, ‘Nice work, little brother—you did all right.’ I must have said this a million times, but if I died today, I have had me a blast.”Allman Brothers Band Manager Says There’s More Music To Be ReleasedThe video shows the Allman Brothers Band performing “Midnight Rider” during the 21st season of the show in 1996, pulled from their hour-long performance. Though the episode was released in ’96, the group—consisting of Gregg, Dickey Betts, Warren Haynes, Jaimoe, Butch Trucks, Allen Woody, and Marc Quiñones—was shot during the tail end of the previous year. You can check out the over twenty-year-old rendition of “Midnight Rider,” below.last_img read more

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Phish Covers Tom Waits, Takes “Mike’s Song” On 22-Minute Ride On “Holes” Night

first_imgLast night, Phish took the Baker’s Dozen into double digits with their 10th performance in 13 days at Madison Square Garden. Unlike Tuesday night’s “Maple” theme, which predominantly left fans scratching their heads until showtime, Wednesday night’s donut, “Holes”–you know, like “donut holes”–immediately spawned a litany of guesses. Phish is at their best when their creativity is at its peak, and just like Sunday’s “Jimmies” donut, “Holes” was another clever, off-kilter flavor choice, allowing the band to stretch the run’s thematic boundaries and check another chunk of songs off their ever-shorter yet still expansive list of remaining numbers. Fans quickly scoured all the songs still in play for the Baker’s Dozen, from originals to staple covers to outlandish guesses (which, on this run, are just about as likely as even the most often-played Phish songs), putting together a comparatively long list of potential picks.Many of the calls turned out to be correct, the band clearly having designated them for “Holes” night from the start (“Buried Alive,” “Heavy Things,” “A Day In The Life”). But Phish still wound up proving the majority of their fans’ guesses incorrect. This fan was convinced that “Holes” night would finally signal the return of long-lost tongue-in-cheek ditty “In A Hole,” which was referenced at Dick’s Sporting Goods Park on 8/30/14, but has not been played in earnest since December, 1989. Of course, this fan turned out to be wrong. That’s how it works with this band: Whenever you’re certain Phish is going to “zig,” you can be sure they’re actually plotting to “zag,” and last night’s “zags” far exceeded any pre-conceived expectations. Who really wants to “zig” anyway? “In A Hole” is so 1989, and you can bet that these days, most fans would take high-concept, creatively finessed, fully realized 2017 Baker’s Dozen Phish over late-80’s goofiness any day of the week. There’s a Golden Age comin’ round…The surprises got started early, as the band led off with their live debut of Tom Waits‘ “Way Down In A Hole.” While many in the crowd were understandably unfamiliar with the new and relatively obscure cover, the song’s opening notes sent what seemed to be about half the crowd into a frenzy. The cheering fans, no doubt, were the ones who have watched universally acclaimed HBO crime drama The Wire. The show used a different rendition of the song under its opening credits for each of its five seasons, including the original Waits recording and versions by The Blind Boys of Alabama, the Neville Brothers, DoMaJe, and Steve Earle. [Note: To the other half of the crowd that didn’t recognize the opener: Watch The Wire, already. Seriously, what are you waiting for?]A fire-starting “Buried Alive” came next, quickly bringing the rowdiness that seemed to be missing at Tuesday’s “prettier” performance. “Kill Devil Falls” followed, growing into a chugging Type I groove and, finally, a satisfying early-show peak, despite a handful of flubs from Red. Any KDF flubbery was quickly forgotten as the band moved into rare original “Guyute.” While the complicated composition wasn’t perfectly played, the beloved “ugly pig” still pulled through and retained his patented power and shadowy grit.“I Didn’t Know” came next, as Trey coaxed Henrietta to center stage with a nod to the “Jimmies” night “Universe-As-Donut-‘Harpua’” (“You know what they say about holes: The more holes, the more complicated…the vacuum cleaner!”). Fishman’s vacuum chops can always be classified in varying levels of cringe-worthiness, and this attempt was no different. But the vacuum had yet to make an appearance at the Baker’s Dozen–where Phish is sure to pull out virtually everything in their bag of tricks at some point or other–and the antics served as an amusing interlude.A brief and bubbly NICU followed, prompting big cheers with its “look back on those days when my life was a haze” line before giving way to Mike Gordon-led jaunt “Meat,” with Fishman masterfully keeping the jive and stride alive. The song gave the crowd its first taste of Type II on the evening, building into a twangy, plodding groove.“Maze” finally punched its Baker’s Dozen ticket after “Meat,” as the band conjured a dissonant, avant garde atmosphere, augmented by spectacular light work from Chris Kuroda. The “Maze” jam reached not one but two giant white-light peaks, the second of which was lent some added sonic girth by a 60%-ish throttle Mike bomb (good money says he’s saving up the big boys for the monster “Tweeprise” that looms on night 13). “Ginseng Sullivan” and “Waiting All Night” followed before ceding to the hole-referencing “Heavy Things,” depleting some of the energy in the room with a run of slower tunes. However, the audience quickly riled up once again as a raging “Run Like An Antelope” closer moved the gear shift back to “high,” where it would remain for the rest of the performance.The set break chatter centered largely on “Way Down In The Hole,” as fans of the Wire nerd-ed out over the reference. The tune was all too appropriate for the Baker’s Dozen. With shenanigan-seeking fans traveling from all over to a dedicated area to indulge their societally frowned-upon proclivities, and the venue staff and security generally cultivating a permissive atmosphere for such behavior (as long as you’re in the agreed-upon space), the Garden has had a certain similarity to the notorious “Hamsterdam” over the course of the residency. [Note: For those who don’t get that clever, hilarious reference: don’t worry, it’s not a spoiler. It’s just one more reason you really do need to watch The Wire].When the second set began with “Mike’s Song,” the Garden crowd knew they were in for a ride–but none could have predicted just how wild that ride would be. From funk feathered with gorgeous beams of blue, purple, and green, to a bright, foamy bounce, to a breezy, echoing vamp, to dark and murky cocktail lounge fare and a patiently realized and chill-inducing peak, this “Mike’s” when “out there” like no “Mike’s” has in almost a decade, breaking the 20-minute mark for the first time since ’97 and just the third elusive “second jam” in the modern era. For now, let’s call this monster “Big Mike,” and imagine he’s a musical beer hall brawler who’s never lost a fight. As “Mike’s” dissipated, the fog machines came alive, billowing smoke across the stage over an ambient rumble, and a choral refrain began to build. It took a few moments of unsure recognition to understand the play: Holiday season staple (and appropriate “Holes” night anthem) “O Holy Night.”Watch pro-shot video of “Mike’s Song” (via LivePhish) as well as fan-shot footage of Phish’s haunting “O Holy Night” from “Holes” night at the Baker’s Dozen (courtesy of YouTube user rdeal1999) below: After “O Holy Night,” Trey kicked into “Taste” for the first time since Texas last Fall. The “Taste” jam provided a second bona fide improvisational highlight for this thrilling second set, quickly moving into a charge reminiscent of the “Mike’s Song” jam that preceded it, continuing the considerable momentum they established with the massive set-opening song. Mike and Page bought the jam to a slow, rolling boil, which bubbled over into bright major-key ambiance. Trey picked up the reins from there, using single, solitary, sustained notes to sing songs and pierce through the static like only he can before bringing the jam to a close with a blues rock peak.“Wingsuit” floated in on the pulsing Fishman fills that closed the Type II “Taste.” Hitting hard as always with a pretty piano jam and towering riffs from Trey, “Wingsuit” eventually landed on a brief “Sneakin’ Sally.” Finally, the band resolved the set-spanning “Mike’s Groove” with “Weekapaug,” before an encore victory lap through a widely-predicted cover of Sgt. Pepper favorite “A Day In The Life.”Remember 2012? When we wished longingly but skeptically that Phish would revive the “Mike’s Song” second jam? When we wished they would dig deep in the catalogue, play the “white whales,” try out new and adventurous covers. When we longed for just one 20-minute jam, but reluctantly recognized that those days may have been behind them? The Phish we all merely wished for 5 years ago pales in comparison to the Phish we now get on a nightly basis in Summer 2017, and it only keeps getting better.[Cover photo via Chad Anderson]Hot Takes:Repeat Watch: As Fishman says, “DUH.” The universe is a donut. And the Phish will play no repeats…Today’s Donut: “Holes” [“Way Down In The Hole” (Bonus Points: “When you walk through The Garden…”); “Buried Alive”; “Heavy Things” (“two holes in my face”);“O Holy Night”; “A Day In The Life” (“although the holes were rather small…”)]We Tired Yet?: …Yes. Home stretch! Who’s got my 8/5 and 8/6?! (For real, though, shoot me a message…)SETLIST: Phish | Baker’s Dozen Night 10 | Madison Square Garden | New York, NY | 8/2/17SET 1: Way Down in the Hole[1], Buried Alive, Kill Devil Falls, Guyute, I Didn’t Know, NICU, Meat, Maze, Ginseng Sullivan, Waiting All Night, Heavy Things, Run Like an AntelopeSET 2: Mike’s Song > O Holy Night[1] > Taste > Wingsuit > Sneakin’ Sally Through the Alley > Weekapaug GrooveENCORE: A Day in the Life[1] Phish debutlast_img read more

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