Equifunk Extends to Three Days and adds Pork Tornado

first_imgAfter some consideration and extra planning, the Equifunk Music Festival has decided to extend the festival an extra day, making it the first time in the festival’s history that it will be a full 3-days of music.  In the past, after Sunday breakfast, the festival ended and attendees went on their merry way.  After a push from fans to extend the funk, Team Equifunk has acquiesced to popular demand, and at no additional cost to attendees.  The prices stay the same, but we will be getting down and funky for a full day more, in what is one of the most intimate festival environments in the country.Oh, and we almost forgot to mention, Equifunk just announced that they have booked Pork Tornado w/ John Fishman of Phish!!!!  Yeah, that’s pretty big news if you ask us.Here is what the producers of Equifunk had to say:“You asked, we listened. After five years of closing our gates after breakfast on Sunday, Equifunk is proud to announce the first ever Sunday Series! That’s right. On August 18 we’re bringing you a Full extra day and night of the Funk. The best part? your equifunk ticket just became a full 3-day pass no additional cost! please note The all-inclusive will still end after breakfast Sunday, but we will have plenty of food and drink options available for purchase on the cheap all day and night.That’s a whole ‘nother day of funk, activities in the sun, and sleeping on the campgrounds.Thanks for the suggestion. And thanks for pushing us to make each year the best funk ever. We couldn’t be more excited about the extra day. The Sunday lineup to be announced very soon!”  -Team EquifunkEquifunk is set to take place August 16th-18th at Camp Equinunk in the Pocono Mountains in Pennsylvania, just minutes from the NY border.  There is still some cabin spots available, and camping spots as well.  Check here for more info on tickets.This is the 2013 lineup so far, but expect quite a few additional announcements in coming weeks:Soulive w/ the Shady Horns and special guest Maceo ParkerThe New Mastersounds (2 Sets)Pork Tornado w/ John FishmanMarco BeneventoJJ Grey & MofroKeller Williams w/ More Than A LittleBoomBoxAnders OsborneThe Nigel Hall BandJames Casey (Artist-at-Large)King Lincoln (ft. Duane Trucks)The Main SqueezeThe MonophonicsI’ll Be John BrownSuperhuman Happinesslast_img read more

Nervo Cancels Appearance at Electric Daisy Carnival This Weekend

first_imgAustralian electro-house duo NERVO has cancelled their Electric Daisy Carnival in appearance in New York this weekend.  While no reason has been confirmed for the sudden cancellation, sisters Mim and Liv did confirm that they will still be making their scheduled show at NYC’s Pacha on May 25th.The message on their Facebook page states:“Unfortunately due to a series of unfortunate events beyond our control, we are unable to attend Electric Daisy Carnival New York this weekend. We wholeheartedly apologize to all our fans who were looking forward to seeing us perform. Thankfully we are returning to NYC for a show at Pacha on May 25th. We hope to see you then!”From NERVO’s Twitter feed:last_img read more

The Allman Brothers To Expand 1971 Fillmore East Recordings

first_imgThe Allman Brothers legendary live 1971 album from the iconic Fillmore East will be expanded to a six-cd box set! The package will contain all four performances from the weekend of March 12th-13th back in 1971 including 15 unreleased tracks, and the Allman’s headlining set from Fillmore East’s closing weekend after being handpicked by Bill Graham himself to headline closing night.In the notes for the set, John Lynskey wrote,“From its inception in March 1969, the Allman Brothers Band rapidly established a near-mythical reputation through its incendiary, marathon concerts. No other group could touch the Allman Brothers when it came to extended, improvised jamming; they truly were in a league and dimension of their own. Duane Allman was joined by his brother Gregg on keyboards and vocals, the dual drumming combo of Jaimoe and Butch Trucks, bassist extraordinaire Berry Oakley, and Dickey Betts, Duane’s foil on guitar. Together, these individually talented artists blended into a unit whose sum exceeded the total of its impressive singular parts. The group toured relentlessly—they spent 300 days on the road in 1970 ? honing their sound and building a loyal fan base, one show at a time. An Allman Brothers’ concert could not be explained, it could only be experienced, and by word of mouth, the group became known as ‘the people’s band’ for their no-frills approach to live music.”At the time, the Allman Brothers magic existed on the stage, but that weekend’s performance brought them to new heights. Duane Allman told a reporter before their show, “If we could just get people to come out and see us…I know they’d like what they heard.” The six-cd boxset is due out July 29th.The 1971 Fillmore East Recordings: CD 1 March 12, 1971 – First Show 1. Statesboro Blues 4.08 (previously unreleased) 2. Trouble No More 3.48 (previously unreleased) 3. Don’t Keep Me Wonderin’ 3.19 (previously unreleased) 4. Done Somebody Wrong 4.01 (previously unreleased) 5. In Memory Of Elizabeth Reed 17.05 (previously unreleased) 6. You Don’t Love Me 16.55 (previously unreleased) CD 2 March 12, 1971 – Second Show 1. Statesboro Blues 4.12 (previously unreleased) 2. Trouble No More 3.50 3. Don’t Keep Me Wonderin’ 3.28 (previously unreleased) 4. Done Somebody Wrong 4:30 5. In Memory Of Elizabeth Reed 19.50 (previously unreleased) 6. You Don’t Love Me 19.10 7. Whipping Post 20.00 (previously unreleased) 8. Hot ‘Lanta 5.09 CD 3 March 13, 1971 – First Show 1. Statesboro Blues 4.20 2. Trouble No More 3.48 3. Don’t Keep Me Wonderin’ 3.47 4. Done Somebody Wrong 3.55 (previously unreleased) 5. In Memory Of Elizabeth Reed 13.00 6. You Don’t Love Me 19.10 7. Whipping Post 17.15 (previously unreleased) CD 4 March 13, 1971 – Second Show – Part 1 1. Statesboro Blues 4.19 (previously unreleased) 2. One Way Out 4.30 (previously unreleased) 3. Stormy Monday 10.14 4. Hot ‘Lanta 5.00 5. Whipping Post 22.00 CD 5 March 13, 1971 – Second Show – Part 2 1. Mountain Jam 33.00 2. Drunken Hearted Boy (with Elvin Bishop) 7.30 CD 6 June 27, 1971 – FILLMORE EAST Closing Show Introduction by Bill Graham (previously unreleased) 1. Statesboro Blues 5.52 2. Don’t Keep Me Wonderin’ 3.34 3. Done Somebody Wrong 3.37 4. One Way Out 5.01 5. In Memory Of Elizabeth Reed 12.44 6. Midnight Rider 3.01 7. Hot Lanta 5.41 8. Whipping Post 19.17 9. You Don’t Love Me 17.56[via Allman Brothers Band]-Brittney Borruso www.facebook.com/rockstellalast_img read more

RIP Dick Wagner, Guitarist for Alice Cooper, Lou Reed, Aerosmith & More

first_imgGuitarist Dick Wagner unfortunately passed away yesterda, at the age of 71 in Phoenix. The guitarist was very well known in the classic rock community, having worked with Alice Cooper, Lou Reed, KISS, Aerosmith, and many more in his prolific career.Wagner had recently undergone heart surgery, and contracted a lung infection thereafter. While he remained optimistic, saying “I can’t wait to play for you all again one day soon” — signed “Dick’N THE ICU,” Wagner was unable to survive the infection.Several colleagues and former bandmates have released statements in regards to Wagner’s passing, including Gene Simmons, who said, “Dick Wagner was the consummate gentleman axeman. (He) will be missed.” Paul Stanley commented as well, saying “Dick was a stellar player and his work with Steve Hunter on Lou Reed’s Rock&Roll Animal is legendary. He also did great work with Alice Cooper and uncredited ghosting on Destroyer and albums by some of our contemporaries. A huge talent with a huge tone and huge heart. A great unsung hero.”Strong praise from rock and roll legends.Wagner avoided the spotlight for most of his career, opting instead to compliment the unique talents of musicians like Alice Cooper and Lou Reed. Wagner was pivotal in the session recordings for the School’s Out Alice Cooper album in 1972, and worked on the self-titled Aerosmith album. Commenting on his role in a recent interview, Wagner said: “Being a sideman was a definite choice I made. I always wanted to kind of be out front, but at heart I’m kind of shy. Being a star is not a big thing to me. I wouldn’t want to be Alice Cooper and go through life like he does.”Dick Wagner was a talented and accomplished musician, and he will be sorely missed. Our condolences to Wagner’s loved ones.[Via Billboard]last_img read more

New Years Eve Musical Roundup

first_imgPhish Bring Halloween, Flying Fishman To MiamiComing off of a two month break, Phish opted to kick off their New Years run on the 31st, leaving some questioning whether the band would need some time to warm up during their annual celebration. After some tasty numbers early on, “Wolfman’s Brother” got the crowd really grooving. Later sets included performances of two songs from the band’s Halloween Chilling, Thrilling set, “Martian Monster” and the first song of 2015, “The Dogs.” The band’s New Years stunt included an a capella performance of “Dem Bones,” before Jon Fishman launched into a vacuum cleaner solo. When the vacuum got “stuck to his face,” prompting Mike to suggest switching the vacuum from suck to blow. This segued into a giant Fishman inflatable being launched over the crowd during the NYE balloon drop.From a band that has hit their creative stride in the 3.0 era, expect many fun offerings over the band’s next three nights in Miami.Set 1: Sample in a Jar, The Wedge, 555, Heavy Things, Wolfman’s Brother, Halfway to the Moon, Bouncing Around the Room, Kill Devil Falls, Train Song, Waiting All Night, Axilla, A Song I Heard the Ocean SingSet 2: Birds of a Feather, Ghost > Theme From the Bottom -> Cities > Chalk Dust Torture, Martian MonsterSet 3: Dem Bones[1] > Auld Lang Syne > The Dogs > Tweezer > Simple > Limb By Limb, Bug > Backwards Down the Number Line, The Horse > Silent in the Morning > JuliusEncore: Golgi Apparatus > Tweezer Reprise[1] Phish debut; Fishman on vacuum.Notes: This show was webcast via Live Phish. The Birds was teased during the jam out of Theme, then teased and quoted during Cities. The Phish debut of Dem Bones began acapella, then Fish moved to vacuum. The song was then stopped because, Trey said, the vacuum had become stuck to Fish’s face. Fish went behind the stage with Brian to fix the problem, and Mike suggested they switch it “from suck to blow.” There was the sound of a small explosion and the lights went out. A giant inflatable Fishman then emerged from behind the stage and took off over the crowd, while the balloon drop, including Henrietta donut balloons, occurred and the band played Auld Lang Syne.[Via Phish.net] Let’s face it – the best way to ring in the new year is shaking it down to some live music. All across the country, bands and fans celebrated the end of 2014 in style. Here’s our round-up of last night’s festivities:PhilRAD Serenades The Capitol TheatrePlaying the third night of a three night run at Port Chester’s Capitol Theatre, Phil Lesh and Joe Russo’s Almost Dead delivered a staggering performance to usher in 2015. The three-set performance was filled with traditional Dead music, with excellent versions of “Scarlet Begonias,” “Fire on the Mountain,” and, to start the new year: “Uncle John’s Band.” The band also celebrated guitarist Tom Hamilton’s birthday! Here’s the setlist:Set I: Golden Road > Viola Lee Blues > Cumberland Blues > Viola Lee Blues > Hell In A Bucket > Viola Lee BluesSet II: Playin In The Band > Ramble On Rose, Music Never Stopped > Unbroken Chain, Scarlet Begonias > Fire On The Mountain, Happy Birthday (to Tom Hamilton)Set III: Uncle John’s Band, Space, Let It Grow, Birdsong, Not Fade Away[Via Philzone.org]Moe. Celebrates With Fa-moe.lyMoe. celebrated the New Year in their home turf, delivering a staggering three set performance at the Palace Theatre in Albany, NY. The show featured a number of songs with the Conehead Buddha Horn Section, and also included a version “Happy Hour Hero” with the children of moe. members. The jam band brought 2015 to a start with a cover of Jimi Hendrix’s “Stone Free,” their first time playing the tune.I: Low Bridge#, Queen Of Everything, Smoke >(nh) Chromatic Nightmare, Shoot First, White Lightning Turpentine, Waiting For The PunchlineII: Downward Facing Dog, Billy Goat > Bullet > Silver Sun, Ugly American*##, My Old School*%, Same Old Story*, Happy Hour Hero*^$III: Stone Free$%%, Time Ed > meat., Little Miss Cup Half Empty*, Annihilation Blues*, Dr. Graffenberg*Enc: Time > Tubing The River Styx > The Pit{First set acoustic * w/ Conehead Buddha horn section: Shannon Lynch on saxophone, Terry Lynch on trumpet, Shaun Bazylewicz on trombone ^ w/ Marley Amico on sax, Madison Amico on percussion, Eddie Derhak on trumpet, Ayla Schnier on keys, Ben Schnier on drums $ w/ Peter Prince on guitar & vox # FTP – (cover – traditional / Thomas S. Allen) ## LTP – 7/15/10 % FTP – (cover – Steely Dan) %% FTP – (cover – Jimi Hendrix)}[Via Moe. Facebook]Gov’t Mule Recruit Myles Kennedy For AC/DC Night At The BeaconCelebrating their 20th anniversary, Gov’t Mule has been in a tribute mindset for a good portion of 2014. The band has released two archival collections, Stoned Side of the Mule and Dark Side of the Mule, both of which feature the band taking on another group’s material (The Stones and Pink Floyd, respectively). Last night, Mule rocked The Beacon Theatre with a set of AC/DC music, including rocking renditions of “Highway to Hell,” “Shoot To Thrill,” and an encore performance of “It’s A Long Way To The Top (If You Wanna Rock n Roll).”Set 1: No Reward, Scared to Live, Banks of the Deep End, Dolphineus > Painted Silver Light, Captured, Fool’s Moon, Politician > Fools Moon reprise, Time to Confess, Railroad Boy> Lay Your Burden Down, Kind of Bird, Bring On The MusicSet 2 (w/ Myles Kennedy):Highway To Hell, Let There Be Rock, Sin City, Shoot to Thrill with Myles Kennedy, Rock and Roll Ain’t Noise Pollution, Girls Got Rhythm, Ride On> Night Prowler, T.N.T., Back in Black, Hell’s Bells, You Shook Me All Night Long> Problem Child, Beating Around The Bush, For Those About To Rock, Dirty Deeds Done Dirt Cheap, Whole Lotta RosieEncore: It’s a Long Way to The Top (If You Wanna Rock ‘n’ Roll)[via Mule.net]Umphrey’s McGee Keeps The Train Rolling In AtlantaIn the midst of their five-night run at The Tabernacle in Atlanta, GA, Umphrey’s McGee brought the house down for a spectacular New Years performance. The band mixed in a hearty helping of their new album, Similar Skin, with classic UM tunes and some groovy covers, with Mad Dog and His Filthy Little Secret horn section accompanying throughout the night. The band paid tribute to the late Joe Cocker with a first-set closing “Feelin’ Alright,” and also to their original drummer Mike Mirro with “Last Call.” Mirro passed away in early 2014.Check out the setlist below, which includes Rolling Stones, Herbie Hancock, and James Brown covers:Set 1: Nothing Too Fancy > All In Time > Cut the Cable, Mad Love, In The Kitchen, Piranhas[1], Feelin’ Alright[2]Set 2: Puppet String[3] > Hang Up Your Hang Ups[4], August, 1348 > Day Nurse > Nothing Too Fancy, Black Messiah[3], Last Call[3], Bright Lights, Big CitySet 3: Bad Friday[3] > Auld Lang Syne[3], Honky Tonk Women[3], Ringo[3], Plunger > Puppet String, No Diablo, The Linear > All In TimeEncore: Similar Skin[3], Living In America[5][1] debut, original; with Mad Dog and His Filthy Little Secret horns[2] debut, Traffic/Joe Cocker; with Mad Dog and His Filthy Little Secret horns[3] with Mad Dog and His Filthy Little Secret horns[4] debut, Herbie Hancock; with Mad Dog and His Filthy Little Secret horns[5] debut, James Brown; with Mad Dog and His Filthy Little Secret hornsNotes:Feelin’ Alright played for Joe CockerLast Call played for Mike Mirrowith (Don’t Fear) The Reaper (Blue Oyster Cult) tease before Plungerlast Black Messiah 12.31.2007 (779 shows)last Last Call 12.14.2002 (1,471 shows)[Via All Things Umphrey’s]String Cheese Incident Keep Them Dancing In ColoradoString Cheese played a whopping NYE show, returning to the 1ST BANK Center in Broomfield, CO for the final night of a three-night run. The show included a good number of tunes from the band’s new album, Song In My Head, as well as a delightful mix of Cheesy classics and some hearty covers, including Led Zeppelin’s “Fool In The Rain” Paul Simon’s “Late In The Evening,” and The Talking Heads’ “This Must Be The Place.” They also brought out local singer Liza Oxnard for a take on Kool & The Gang’s “Celebration,” and brought out acrobats and circus performers during “Land’s End” and “Glory Chords” to usher in the New Year!Set One: Black Clouds, Smile, Let’s Go Outside, Sweet Spot, Water > Kinky Reggae > On The RoadSet Two: Can’t Wait Another Day, Miss Brown’s Teahouse, Desert Dawn, I’m Still Here, Way Back Home > Fool In The Rain > Way Back Home > Jellyfish > Desert DawnSet Three: Don’t It Make You Wanna Dance, Land’s End, Glory Chords > Celebration w Liza > Rosie, Late In The Evening, Rivertrance, This Must Be The Place > Just One StoryEncoreBollymunster, Good Times Around The Bend[Via Friends of Cheese]The Disco Biscuits Party In Times SquareMere blocks from the most-hyped New Years Party of them all – the freezing cold ball drop in Times Square – the Disco Biscuits warmed up the Best Buy Theater with their third show in as many nights. The group kept themselves busy during the three-night run, playing shows and their own afterparties on the 29th and 30th. The three-set marathon performance included a fantastic setlist, and a cover of Pink Floyd’s “Run Like Hell.” Good times!Set 1: 7-11> Reactor Ending > AC2B > Crystal Ball> AC2B Set 2: Basis > The Thieving Magpie > Little Lai > 5th of Beethoven, NYE Countdown, The Bionic Helix > Great Abyss > The Bionic HelixSet 3: Highwire> Abraxas > Highwire, 5th of Beethoven > Gangster > Run Like Hell > Basis For A DayEncore: Once The Fiddler Paid[Via PT]Widespread Panic Celebrate A ‘Happy’ New YearWidespread Panic delivered the goods to a packed house at the Time Warner Cable Arena in Charlotte, NC, bringing out Randall Bramblet and the Megablasters for some brass accompaniment. Playing a beautiful show that included a trio of Bill Withers tunes (Lean on Me, Ain’t No Sunshine, Use Me Up), and a trio of “Happy” tunes (The Rolling Stones version, the WSP original, and the Pharrell tune) to usher in a “Happy” New Year, WSP fans were wholly satisfied with this awesome performance.I: C. Brown, Space Wrangler, No Sugar Tonight / New Mother Nature, Ain’t Life Grand, Lean on Me*, Ain’t No Sunshine*, Use Me Up*II: Disco, Pigeons, Henry Parsons Died, Greta, You Got Yours, Weight of the World*, Sharon*III: Happy (Rolling Stones), Happy, Happy (Pharrell Williams), Porch Song > Blackout Blues > Cotton Was King > Climb to Safety > Stop Breaking Down Blues > Drums > Chilly Water > Pilgrims >Porch SongE: High Time We Went, With A Little Help From My Friends* = Randall Bramblet and The Megablasters[Via Widespread Panic Facebook]STS9 Jam Out In DenverSTS9 had an eventful 2014, with Alana Rocklin stepping in after longtime bassist David Murphy announced that he was leaving the band. By all accounts, Rocklin is doing the band justice, as STS9 continues to spread their jamtronica love around the country. Last night’s throwdown was held at the Fillmore Auditorium in Denver, CO, playing a lengthy show of original music to usher in the new year. Expect big things from STS9 in 2015!SET I: Summit, Click Lang Echo > Moonsocket, New Dawn New Day > Move My Peeps > Kaya, Kabuki, Jebez*SET II: Frequencies DnB > Frequencies Peace 2 > Frequencies Peace 3, Inspire Strikes Back > Countdown > Auld Lang Syne > Music, Us, Life’s Sweet Breath, March, Water Song, Scheme, Evasive Maneuvers > Potamus > KamuyENCORE: Squares and Cubes > By The Morning Sun*We’ll Meet In Our Dreams tease in Jebez[Via STS9 Facebook] Of course, these weren’t the only musical offerings on New Years Eve. A number of jam fans headed to Rock and Roll Resort to check out Turkuaz, Consider the Source, and many other talented musicians. Where were you when the ball dropped? Happy 2015!!last_img read more

Florence and the Machine Debut New Track

first_imgHow Big, How Blue, How Beautiful Tracklist:01. Ship to Wreck02. What Kind of Man03. How Big How Blue How Beautiful04. Queen of Peace05. Various Storms & Saints06. Delilah07. Long & Lost08. Caught09. Third Eye10. St Jude11. Mother[via NME] With their latest album, How Big How Blue How Beautiful, scheduled for a June 2nd release, Florence and the Machine has released another single titled “St. Jude.” The album is the much anticipated follow-up to 2011’s Ceremonials, and was produced by Dravs (Björk, Arcade Fire, Coldplay), and includes contributions from Paul Epworth, Kid Harpoon and John Hill.The group is scheduled to perform at a number of European festivals this summer including Way Out West in Sweden, Super Bock Super Rock in Portugal, Benicàssim in Spain, Oya in Norway, and others.last_img read more

Umphrey’s McGee Announces Webcasts For Three-Night Minneapolis Run

first_imgTonight, Umphrey’s McGee will kick off a three-night run at First Avenue in Minneapolis, MN, marking the band’s first appearance in the Northern state since 2013. For those who can’t make it, TourGigs has you covered!All three shows will be available for pay-per-view webcasts at $9.99 per show or $25.99 for the whole package. There will also be replays of each show, if you can’t watch them live.After this run, Umphrey’s will head to Las Vegas for their 6th annual UMBowl celebration at the Brooklyn Bowl Vegas. The band also has an extensive tour schedule plotted for 2015, including a number of festival appearances, some shows with Lettuce, and a headlining Red Rocks Amphitheatre performance. Check out the full schedule below:Umphrey’s McGee Tour Dates:April 23 Minneapolis, MN—First Avenue April 24 Minneapolis, MN—First Avenue April 25 Minneapolis, MN—First Avenue May 1—Las Vegas, NV—UMBowl VI at Brooklyn Bowl Las Vegas May 2 Las Vegas, NV—Brooklyn Bowl Las Vegas May 15-17 Gulf Shores, AL—Hangout Music Festival May 22 Chillicothe, IL—Summer Camp Music Festival May 23 Cillicothe, IL—Summer Camp Music Festival May 24 Rome, GA—CounterPoint Music and Arts Festival June 4-7 Ozark, AR—Wakarusa June 19 Jay, VT—Stateside Amphitheater at Jay Peak Resort June 21 Pittsburgh, PA—Stage AE June 25 Omaha, NE—Sumtur Amphitheater June 26 Des Moines, IA—Brenton Skating Plaza June 27 Kansas City, MO—CrossroadsKC July 2 Boulder, CO—Boulder Theater July 3 Morrison, CO—Red Rocks Amphitheatre July 4 Quincy, CA—High Sierra Music Festival July 16 Boston, MA—Blue Hills Bank Pavilion* July 17 Asbury Park, NJ—The Stony Pony Summer Stage* July 18 Philadelphia, PA—River Stage on Penn’s Landing* July 19 Baltimore, MD—Pier Six Pavilion* August 8 Indianapolis, IN—Farm Bureau Insurance Lawn at White River State Park August 9 Grand Rapids, MI—Frederik Meijer Gardens August 13 Louisville, KY—Iroquois Amphitheater August 14 Highland Park, IL—Ravinia Festival August 15 Rochester Hills, MI—Meadow Brook Music Festival August 20 Charlotte, NC—The FIllmore Charlotte August 21 Lake Buena Vista, FL—House of Blues August 22 Miami Beach, FL—The Fillmore August 23 St. Petersburg, FL—Jannus Live September 10 Birmingham, AL—Avondale Brewing Company September 10-13 Arrington, VA—Lockn’ Music Festival December 3-7 La Altagracia Province, DR—Dominican Holidaze* = w/ Lettucelast_img read more

Camp Bisco Adds Live Bands To Their Festival Lineup

first_imgUPDATE: The Werks, Tauk and Pigeons Playing Ping Pong have been added to the lineup!***When Camp Bisco recently announced their lineup, the festival promised the addition of some live music acts to what is otherwise an electronic heavy lineup. Now, Camp Bisco has revealed two artists that will be joining in on the fun: Twiddle and American Babies.Camp Bisco Returns With Electronic Heavy LineupThe two live acts will join a lineup that includes The Disco Biscuits, Bassnectar, Pretty Lights, STS9, Big Gigantic, Atmosphere, Tipper, Cherub & more. For tickets and info, head to the festival’s official website. Camp Bisco runs from July 16-18 in their brand new location, Montage Mountain, PA.last_img read more

Happy Birthday Prince! A Musical Retrospective

first_imgToday, we celebrate the birthday of one of rock’s most innovative, enigmatic, and powerful musicians, Minneapolis, MN native Prince. In the music world, there really isn’t anybody quite like him, and more than likely never will be another. He has stayed true to his own artistic vision throughout the length of his still rocking career, and makes no apologies or excuses for his art and persona. Voted #27 on Rolling Stones’ 100 Greatest Artists of All-Time, this Grammy Award, Golden Globe, and Academy Award winner was voted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in his first year of eligibility in 2004. He had the audacity to change his name to a symbol, aka the “Love Symbol” (mainly just to mess with his record label at the time), has recorded over 30+ studio albums, and is still pumping out music like it’s 1999.Let’s take a listen to some of Prince’s accomplishments over the years, shall we?“I Wanna Be Your Lover” (Prince 1979):Prince – I Wanna Be Your Lover (Official Video) by Prince-Official“Partyup” Live on SNL (originally from 1980’s Dirty Mind):PARTYUP LIVE ON SNL from VD Party Films on Vimeo.“Controversy” Live at Capitol Theatre in Passaic, NJ (title track from 1981 album): “Little Red Corvette” Acoustic. Originally from the 1982 album 1999:“Cream” (Diamonds and Pearls – 1991):[courtesy of Hayden Clement]Prince played some guest guitar work on Stevie Wonder’s 2005 hit “So What The Fuss,” which also featured the four original members of En Vogue:[courtesy of LOBNA PIPA]Prince recently shared this piece of gold, a live recording from his Paisley Park residence with his band 3rdEyeGirl. It was a concert in honor of Freddie Gray and other victims that have suffered from social injustices. The show was dubbed a Dance Rally 4 Peace (May 2nd, 2015):Setlist: Chaos & Disorder, Dreamer, Crimson & Clover, Guitar Encore: PLECTRUMELECTRUM, The Whole of the Moon (The Waterboys cover, w/ Prince on bass)[via Soundcloud]last_img read more

Keller Williams Reveals Extensive Fall Tour Schedule

first_imgGuitarist extraordinaire Keller Williams has announced an extensive fall tour schedule. Williams will be performing in a number of different incantations, including a brand new trio with Rob Wasserman and Rodney Holmes. Of course, the classic solo Keller dates are featured as well.Keller Williams Announces New ‘AcousticDanceMusic’ Project Keller Williams will also be playing a two night run after Thanksgiving with some bluegrass contemporaries, as part of his “Thanksforgrassgiving” shows. Notoriously absent are plans for Halloween and New Years… we’ll just have to wait for those announcements!You can see the full schedule below:July 17 Northwest String Summit—Northern Plains, OR (Keller Williams w/ The Travelin’ McCourys + Keller Williams’ Grateful Grass) July 23 Floydfest—Floyd, VA (Keller Williams’ Grateful Grass, Keller & The Keels, Keller Williams Solo) July 25 Farm Fest—Buena Vista, NJ (Keller Solo) August 8 Grand Targhee Bluegrass Festival—Alta, WY (Keller Williams’ Grateful Grass) August 16 Peach Fest—Scranton, PA (Grateful Gospel ft. John Kadlecik) August 21 SPACE—Evanston, IL (Keller Solo) August 22 Bell’s Beer Garden—Kalamazoo, MI (Keller Williams Solo + Keller Williams’ Grateful Grass ft. Special Guests) August 27 CEFCU Center Stage—Peoria, IN (Keller Williams Trio ft. Rob Wasserman and Rodney Holmes + Old Shoe) August 28 Majestic Live—Madison, WI (Keller Williams Trio ft. Rob Wasserman and Rodney Holmes + The Accidentals) August 29 Cabooze—Minneapolis, MN (Keller Williams Trio ft. Rob Wasserman and Rodney Holmes + The Accidentals) September 5 Backwoods Music Festival—Stroud, OK September 6 US National Whitewater Center—Charlotte, NC (w/ More Than a Little) September 13 Lockn’ Festival—Arrington, VA (Keller Williams’ Grateful Gospel ft. John Kadlecik) September 17 Lafayette’s Music Room—Memphis, TN (Keller Williams Trio ft. Rob Wasserman and Rodney Holmes) September 18 Old Rock House—St. Louis, MO (Keller Williams Trio ft. Rob Wasserman and Rodney Holmes) September 19 The Vogue—Indianapolis, IN (Keller Williams Trio ft. Rob Wasserman and Rodney Holmes) September 24-25 Resonance Festival—Pataskala, OH (Keller Solo) September 26 The Tralf—Buffalo, NY (Keller Williams Trio ft. Rob Wasserman and Rodney Holmes) October 3 Homegrown Music Festival—Mebane, NC (Keller Solo) October 4 Luna Light Festival—Darlington, MD (Keller & The Keels) October 8 Holston River Brewery—Bristol, TN (Keller Solo) October 9 Creatures of the Night Music & Arts Festival—Adams, TN October 10 Mustang Music Festival—Corolla, NC (w/ More Than a Little) October 18 Magnolia Music Festival—Live Oak FL (Keller Williams’ Grateful Gospel ft. Stu Allen) October 23 Aggie Theatre—Fort Collins, CO (Keller Williams Trio ft. Rob Wasserman and Rodney Holmes + Cabinet) October 24 Cervantes’ Masterpiece Ballroom—Denver, CO (Keller Williams Trio ft. Rob Wasserman and Rodney Holmes + Cabinet) October 29 Boulton Center—Bayshore, NY (Keller Solo) November 5 Redstone Room—Davenport, IA (Keller Williams Trio featuring Rob Wasserman and Rodney Holmes + Old Shoe) November 6 The Waiting Room Lounge—Omaha, NE (Keller Williams Trio ft. Rob Wasserman and Rodney Holmes + Old Shoe) November 7 DG’S Tap House—Ames, IA (Keller Williams Trio ft. Rob Wasserman and Rodney Holmes + Old Shoe) November 12 Warehouse Live—Houston, TX (Keller Williams and EOTO) November 13 Trees—Dallas, TX (Keller Williams and EOTO) November 14 Scoot In—Austin, TX (Keller Williams and EOTO) November 27 The National—Richmond, VA (“Thanksforgrassgiving” w/ Travis Book, Chris Pandolfi, Larry Keel, Jason Carter, and Jay Starling + Cabinet) November 28 9:30 Club—Washington D.C. (“Thanksforgrassgiving” w/ Travis Book, Chris Pandolfi, Larry Keel, Jason Carter, and Jay Starling + Cabinet) December 3 V-Club—Huntington, WV (Keller Williams Trio ft. Rob Wasserman and Rodney Holmes) December 4 State Theatre—State College, PA (Keller Williams Trio ft. Rob Wasserman and Rodney Holmes) December 5 Mr. Small’s Theatre—Pittsburgh PA (Keller Williams Trio ft. Rob Wasserman and Rodney Holmes) January 6-11 Jam Cruise (w/ More Than a Little)last_img read more