Month: March 2021

Twiddle Reveals Initial Lineup For Inaugural Tumble Down Festival

first_imgBeloved jammers Twiddle recently announced the debut of their very own festival, Tumble Down. Taking place in their hometown of Burlington, VT from July 29-30, the band has promised four full sets over the two nights of music. Today, they’ve revealed a handful of artists performing at the inaugural celebration.According to Twiddle, performances from Turkuaz, Cabinet, Kitchen Dwellers and Holly Bowling will be featured at Tumble Down. There is one more act to be added to the lineup, and that will be revealed this Thursday, May 12th, at 7 PM. Single-day for the festival will go on sale at that time as well.The festival will also feature a charity disc golf tournament and a PhanArt exhibition, only adding to what is sure to be a great event. Put on in conjunction with Higher Ground and held at Waterfront Park, we can’t wait for Tumble Down. Check out the full lineup below, and head to the Higher Ground website for more information.last_img read more

Stunning Photos Capture The Musical Magic Of Disc Jam Music Festival [Gallery]

first_imgLoad remaining images Last weekend, the annual Disc Jam Music Festival was held in Stephentown, NY, bringing a number of jam band favorites to the exciting early summer festival. Disc Jam merges the best of festival culture, with disc golf, beautiful campgrounds, and great jam music.The festival brought a great lineup this year, with Dopapod playing multiple sets (including an Orchestra set and another with the Turkuaz horns), the supergroup Electron, Kung Fu, TAUK, Pink Talking Fish, Pigeons Playing Ping Pong, The Nth Power, Consider The Source and so many more! By all accounts, it was quite the weekend.Thanks to photographer Scott Harris, we have photographs from the weekend. Check them out below. A full gallery from Scott Harris Photography can be seen below.last_img read more

Widespread Panic Hasn’t Repeated A Song In Their First Six Fall Tour Shows

first_imgEdit this setlist | More Widespread Panic setlists Edit this setlist | More Widespread Panic setlists Edit this setlist | More Widespread Panic setlists Edit this setlist | More Widespread Panic setlists Edit this setlist | More Widespread Panic setlists Edit this setlist | More Widespread Panic setlists Last night, Widespread Panic gave fans an incredible showing at Hippodrome/The France-Merrick Performing Arts Center in Baltimore, MD last night, working in original music with prized covers of artists like The Band, Willie Dixon, Buffalo Springfield and more. While the show was particularly joyful, fans who have been following the band’s Northeast run may have noticed one detail about their first six shows: the band hasn’t repeated any songs.Throughout the first six nights of this tour, which started last week in Washington, DC before coming to Brooklyn, NY and Philadelphia, PA over the weekend, the band has played a total of 120 songs. It was PanicStream that first pointed out the no-repeat setlists, a trend that has grown increasingly popular in the jam scene. Dead & Company also started out their tour in a similar fashion. It makes sense, given the sheer devotion to each performance by bands in this scene.The beauty of not repeating songs is that it forces the band to dig deep into their catalog, and pull out a major bust out like “Last Dance” to close out the show. The song hadn’t been played in 174 appearances, dating back to 6/7/14.Check out the setlist from last night, with the previous five shows posted in reverse chronological order below.last_img read more

Dopapod Light Designer Luke Stratton Debuts “The Light Side Podcast” With Guest Jefferson Waful [Listen]

first_imgOne of the most sensational components of live music is the light design. With improvisational bands in particular, Light Designers must configure their craft in such a way to match the music in its free flowing element. For fans who want to know more about this fascinating trade, you can now tune into the new Light Side Podcast, hosted by Dopapod light designer Luke Stratton.The Light Side Podcast will see Stratton talk about the inner workings of light design with a series of esteemed workers in the field. The series was launched today, and the debut episode features Umphrey’s McGee LD Jefferson Waful. The two discuss preparation and design, equipment, console layout, and Waful’s journey into the world of lighting design. Stratton plans to release one episode of Light Side per month, and future guests include Greg “The Laser Shark” Ellis of Pretty Lights, Saxton Waller of ROY G BIV Light and Show Design (STS9), and Michael Smalley of Twin Designs (Bassnectar, Pitbull).You can listen to the debut episode streaming below, and head here for more information about the series.You can catch Luke Stratton on tour with Dopapod throughout 2016 and into 2017, including tour dates with Pigeons Playing Ping Pong and a two-night New Year’s Eve celebration with Aqueous and Consider The Source at the Madison Theater in Covington, KY. The band’s full schedule appears on their official website.last_img read more

John Mayer Adds 30+ Tour Dates To “The Search For Everything” Tour

first_imgJohn Mayer has announced additional dates to his enormous Spring tour that will take him across North America and Europe, marking his first major tour as a solo artist in years. Mayer will combine his varied talents into one show, promising an acoustic set, a set with the John Mayer Trio (featuring bassist Pino Palladino and drummer Steve Jordan), and a set with his full live band as well. The announcement comes after the release of four new tracks from The Search For Everything earlier today. He released this video with the announcement:Mayer will kick off his tour at the Times Union Center in Albany, NY on March 31st. The tour will take him to Madison Square Garden in New York, the Wells Fargo Center in Philadelphia, The Forum in Inglewood, and the Air Canada Centre in Toronto. There are fifteen North American dates in all, with the tour finishing off at the Mandalay Bay Events Center in Las Vegas on April 22nd. The tour will then move to Europe, where Mayer will make stops in Amsterdam, Copenhagen, Oslo, London, and more.The second, newly-announced leg of his tour begins on July 18 at Isleta Amphitheater in Albuquerque, NM and closes on September 3 at the Klipsch Music Center in Noblesville, IN over 30 dates later. Tickets for the latest dates go on sale March 4th. More information can be found on Mayer’s website.John Mayer Tour DatesMarch 31 – Albany, NY @ Times Union CenterApril 1 – Montreal, QC @ Bell CentreApril 3 – Toronto, ON @ Air Canada CentreApril 5 – New York, NY @ Madison Square GardenApril 6 – Washington, DC @ Verizon CenterApril 7 – Philadelphia, PA @ Wells Fargo CenterApril 9 – Boston, MA @ TD GardenApril 11 – Chicago, IL @ United CenterApril 12 – Columbus, OH @ Schottenstein CenterApril 14 – Kansas City, MO @ Sprint CenterApril 15 – St. Paul, MN @ Xcel Energy CenterApril 17 – Edmonton, AB @ Rogers PlaceApril 19 – Vancouver, BC @ Pepsi Live at Rogers ArenaApril 21 – Inglewood, CA @ The ForumApril 22 – Las Vegas, NV @ T-Mobile ArenaMAY 3 – Ziggo Dome – Amsterdam, NetherlandsMAY 5 – Jyske Bank Boxen – Herning, DenmarkMAY 7 – Ericcson Globen Arena – Stockholm, SwedenMAY 8 – Oslo Spektrum Arena – Oslo, NorwayMAY 9 – Royal Arena – Copenhagen, DenmarkMAY 12 – The 02 arena, London – London, United KingdomJuly 18 – Albuquerque, NM @ Isleta AmphitheaterJuly 19 – Denver, CO @ Pepsi CenterJuly 21 – Quincy, WA @ Gorge AmphitheatreJuly 22 – Portland, OR @ Moda CenterJuly 25 – Anaheim, CA @ Honda CenterJuly 27 – Sacramento, CA @ Golden 1 CenterJuly 29 – Mountain View, CA @ Shoreline AmphitheatreJuly 30 – Los Angeles, CA @ The ForumAugust 1 – Phoenix, AZ @ Talking Stick Resort ArenaAugust 3 – San Antonio, TX @ AT&T CenterAugust 5 – Dallas, TX @ American Airlines CenterAugust 6 – Woodlands, TX @ Cynthia Woods Mitchell PavilionAugust 8 – Nashville, TN @ Bridgestone ArenaAugust 9 – New Orleans, LA @ Smoothie King CenterAugust 10 – Atlanta, GA @ Lakewood AmphitheatreAugust 12 – Fort Lauderdale, FL @ BB&T CenterAugust 13 – Tampa, FL @ Amalie ArenaAugust 15 – Charlotte, NC @ PNC Music PavilionAugust 16 – Raleigh, NC @ Coastal Credit Union Music ParkAugust 18 – Camden, NJ @ BB&T PavilionAugust 19 – Holmdel, NJ @ PNC Bank Arts CenterAugust 20 – Hartford, CT @ XFINITY TheatreAugust 22 – Syracuse, NY @ Lakeview AmphitheaterAugust 23 – Wantagh, NY @ Northwell Health at Jones Beach TheaterAugust 25 – Bristow, VA @ Jiffy Lube LiveAugust 26 – Cincinnati, OH @ Riverbend Music CenterAugust 27 – Darien Center, NY @ Darien Lake AmphitheaterAugust 29 – Toronto, ON @ Budweiser StageAugust 30 – Cuyahoga Falls, OH @ Blossom Music CenterSeptember 1 – Clarkston, MI @ DTE Energy Music TheatreSeptember 2 – Tinley Park, IL @ Hollywood Casino AmphitheatreSeptember 3 – Noblesville, IN @ Klipsch Music Center[H/T Rolling Stone]last_img read more

Garth Hudson and Taj Mahal To Join Warren Haynes, Dr. John And More For The Last Waltz Celebration In Chicago

first_imgIt is hard to believe that one of the most memorable performances ever, The Last Waltz, put on by The Band took place 40 years ago at San Francisco’s Winterland Ballroom. It is arguably considered the best single night concert in history, as The Band was joined by a plethora of uber-talented special guests and friends.In honor of The Last Waltz’s 40th anniversary, Warren Haynes, Dr. John (who also played the original Last Waltz), Cyril Neville, Don Was, Dave Malone, and many more will come together to perform at The Chicago Theatre on Sunday, April 9th. Original The Band member Garth Hudson and blues legend Taj Mahal will also join the lineup to pay tribute to the special performance. To top it all off, Mark Mullins will lead an all-star horn section, which will feature the original horn arrangements of Allen Toussaint.Warren Haynes had the following to say about the show, “Whenever you’re doing someone else’s music, you’re paying respect and bringing the deepest parts of your own personality to bear. And you hope for surprises. . . . These songs – so deeply ingrained in the zeitgeist of who we are in this country – hearing them now is like finding a rare jewel.” Grammy Award-winning musician/producer Don Was also chimed in about The Band’s role in music history, “People love these songs and they’ve become a part of the emotional zeitgeist of country. And unlike the Rolling Stones, the Beatles, Bob Dylan, the Beach Boys or Pink Floyd songs, there’s nobody that’s playing this stuff for folks. You can’t really go to a concert and hear anyone playing The Band’s songs.”Tickets for The Last Waltz 40 performance at The Chicago Theatre on April 9th are currently on sale and can be purchased here.[photos courtesy of Blackbird Presents]last_img read more

Gorillaz, Metallica, The Who To Headline 2017 Outside Lands

first_imgHeading to Golden Gate Park in San Francisco, CA, the annual Outside Lands Music Festival has revealed their 2017 lineup! Scheduled from August 11-13, the 10th annual festival will see headlining sets from Metallica, The Who, Gorillaz (!!!!!) Lorde, A Tribe Called Quest, Alt-J, Queens of Stone Age, Above & Beyond, Fleet Foxes, Empire of the Sun, The Avett Brothers, Solange, and Belle and Sebastian.There are a lot of performances on the lineup for fans to get excited about, including Rebelution, Little Dragon, Tove Lo, Louis The Child, Sleigh Bells, Shovels & Rope, Thundercat, Dawes, and so many more.Check out the full lineup below, and head to the official website for tickets and more information.last_img read more

Tom Petty, The Meters, The Revivalists, And More Rock Arroyo Seco Weekend [Photos]

first_imgLoad remaining images Arroyo Seco | Brookside at the Rose Bowl | Pasadena, CA | 6/24/2017 | Photo: Steve Rose The inaugural Arroyo Seco Weekend wrapped up on Sunday. Concert promotion giant Goldenvoice —  the same team that produces Coachella, Panorama, Hangout, and Firefly — followed a similar recipe to last year’s Desert Trip (Oldchella), ultimately catering the festival to music fans with money to spend on more luxurious concert experiences. The Pasadena, California, event took over the Brookside Golf Course at the Rose Bowl Stadium, just outside of Los Angeles, with three stages stacked with performances by talented rock, soul, jazz, funk, and blues acts. Across Arroyo Seco Weekend, the festival saw performances by Tom Petty & the Heartbreakers, The Meters, Mumford & Sons, Charles Bradley & His Extraordinaires, Preservation Hall Jazz Band, Fitz & the Tantrums, Lukas Nelson and Promise of the Real, Galactic, The Revivalists, Lettuce, John Mayall, Alabama Shakes, The Shins, Weezer, Jade Jackson, Dawes, and many more.For a city that’s not lacking in great live music, expansive venues, picturesque scenery, gourmet food, and world-class art, it’s somewhat shocking that Los Angeles still lacks a truly signature music festival. Arroyo Seco Weekend could change that for the City of Angels — at least for a certain subset of the music-loving populace, and not just those who consider Pasadena part of Los Angeles.The latest entry into the festival circuit from Goldenvoice (the folks behind Coachella) turned the golf course surrounding the iconic Rose Bowl into a rollicking grounds for an event geared more toward families and folks in their mid-30s and up, rather than the younger, edgier contingent that typically packs these gatherings. Whereas larger, more established festivals often squeeze in close to 100,000 visitors, Arroyo Seco started with a more modest crowd in the range of 25,000 — albeit a crowd that felt much larger than that within the event’s expandable confines. With VIP sections taking up tons of real estate at the two main stages (The Oaks and Sycamore), most festival goers had to shoehorn their way through sardine-packed crowds for the bigger acts just to get a half-decent viewing spot.Those who filed across the bridges connecting the two sections of the festival were treated to majestic backdrops of the surrounding San Gabriel Mountains. The food offered was just about entirely local—or Locol, in the case of Roy Choi’s recent entry in Watts that made its way to Arroyo Seco. There was upscale Mexican food from Petty Cash Taqueria, poke bowls from Sweetfin, barbecue from Barrel and Ashes, vegan fare from Sage, and some rather spectacular ice cream from Afters, among a whole host of options. Granted, portions were small and prices were . . . well, not, but that’s practically par-for-the-course with festivals these days.The same could be said for some of the music. Day 2, in particular, featured a slew of artists (the Mowglis, Fitz and the Tantrums, the Shins, Weezer, Mumford and Sons) that appealed to more contemporary mainstream sensibilities. But Arroyo Seco, as a whole, served up a surprisingly eclectic lineup, save for the complete absence of EDM.Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers did more than check the box for classic rock. The venerable outfit from Gainesville, Florida, now embarking on its fifth decade, closed out Saturday night with an energy that was absent from some other stops on its tour. There were the slower standards from “Mary Jane’s Last Dance” and “You Don’t Know How It Feels” to “Free Falling” and “Into the Great Wide Open,” but the band got the crowd going with harder-driving hits like “Refugee,” “You Wreck Me” and, of course, “American Girl.”For those seeking the blues, Alabama Shakes held down the fort—and then some. Brittany Howard’s unmistakeable blend of captivating sound from her diva-caliber vocals and ripping guitar brought to life highlights from the band’s two albums, be it “Hold On” and “Heartbreaker” from 2012’s Boys & Girls or “Dunes” and “Don’t Wanna Fight No More” from the more recent Sound & Color.The rest of the lineup featured a refreshing undercurrent of acts that seemed plucked from Jazz Fest in New Orleans. The Preservation Hall Jazz Band helped to ramp things up on Saturday afternoon with the uplifting spirit of a Crescent City second line. John Mayall hit the harmonica hard during his set at the Sycamore stage, which he closed out with his classic “Room to Move.” Under the Willow tent, Jeff Goldblum and the Mildred Snitzer Orchestra gave curious wanderers a whiff of lounge jazz with BuzzFeed quizzes for the crowd sprinkled in between songs.And while large swaths held down spots at the main stage in between Alabama Shakes and Tom Petty, a certain selection (including yours truly) ventured over to see The Meters bring the Bayou to Southern California in full force. They opened with a pair of crowdpleasers — “People Say” and, far earlier than expected, “Cissy Strut” — before bringing out the venerable Cyril Neville to kick the New Orleans quotient up a notch, including during a stirring rendition of the Beatles’ “Come Together.”That was all before Day 2’s stunning run of jam-friendly acts. The Revivalists drew in eager ears with their New Orleans funk and jazz before blowing minds with an expansive palette that came to include alt-rock and soul, among other genres. But the place to be on Sunday was under the Willow tent — and not just as an escape from the scorching heat and unrelenting sun. Con Brio, from San Francisco, got things going with their fantastic brand of West Coast funk. Jamtown—a new project featuring Donavon Frankenreiter, G. Love and Cisco Adler — kept the roll going with heavy doses of bluegrass and country.Lettuce arrived about twenty late from the previous night’s gig in Philadelphia, but made up for lost time with their fair share of face-melting jams. That delay set Galactic back, though the New Orleans-based jam band added another ten minutes or so of its own to the growing trend. Still, with vocal cameos from Erica Falls, the Revivalists’ David Shaw, and Chali 2na — of Jurassic 5 and Ozomatli fame — Galactic did plenty to reward the patience of those who dutifully stuck around.All told, Arroyo Seco Weekend earned high marks for a first-time festival. There are some logistical kinks to work out, particularly in terms of foot-traffic flow. But with so much space available around the Rose Bowl, it’s possible those concerns will go by the wayside if (or when) the festival expands its footprint in the years to come. Arroyo Seco may never rival Coachella in terms of size, notoriety, and cases of FOMO induced. Then again, with its convenience to the L.A. area and particular appeal to a higher-brow crowd, it doesn’t have to.Photographer Steve Rose was on site to capture the magic, and you can check out his photo gallery below.last_img read more

The Crystal Method, DJ Premier, KJ Sawka, & More: A Look At Brooklyn Comes Alive’s Electronic Acts

first_imgThe Russ Liquid TestFor fans of both classic New Orleans funk and potent EDM beats and breaks, The Russ Liquid Test provides a perfect synthesis of the two entirely distinct musical styles. The group, comprised of Russ Liquid (a.k.a. Russell Scott), Andrew Block, and Deven Trusclair released their debut album, 1984, last year to considerable acclaim from discerning music fans and critics alike. The future-vintage stylings of the trio’s live performances have begun to make waves as well, landing them on various festival lineups. On a Brooklyn Comes Alive lineup that is, as always, heavy on incredible funk music, The Russ Liquid Test serves to bridge the gap between the funk and the electronic on the diverse festival lineup.[via Russ Liquid]DJ Logic & FriendsThere is scarcely any artist that moves as seamlessly between the jam, hip hop, and electronic scenes as turntable master DJ Logic. Over the years, he has developed into a highly sought-after musical contributor for many notable artists, as well as a bandleader for a variety of collaborative projects. He has played with the likes of John Popper, Medeski Martin & Wood, Mos Def, The Roots, Ben Harper, Vernon Reid, Charlie Hunter, and many more, and even welcomed The Grateful Dead’s Bob Weir to jam with him during a special VIP set at the recent LOCKN’ Festival. DJ Logic will be joined at Brooklyn Comes Alive by some talented “Friends” including Daru Jones (Jack White), rising blues guitarist Marcus Machado, and MonoNeon (Prince, Ghost Note).[via krzycho13]Brownie DJ SetBassist Marc Brownstein of Philly trance-fusion jam act The Disco Biscuits stepped behind the turntables at the inaugural Brooklyn Comes Alive in 2015, and has become an annual fixture on the lineup. Brownie’s DJ sets let Biscuits fans see a different side of the bassist’s musical tastes and proclivities. Even if you’re not about the Biscuits, Brownstein still provides more than enough fuel to get the party started when he steps behind the decks.[via Christin Grace]ProbCauseChicago-based rapper/producer ProbCause has quickly risen through the ranks of the today’s hottest new MC’s. This past year, ProbCause has worked with some of the most elite players in the the world of electronic music and hip-hop. He appeared on both GRiZ and Gramatik‘s most recent albums, and turned in excellent collaborations with Chance the Rapper, Big Gigantic, Louis the Child, The Floozies, Manic Focus, Break Science, and more. ProbCause’s percussive delivery flows consistently and harmoniously (he cites other Chicago hip-hop stars such as Twista and Crucial Conflict as major influences), as each successive bar helps to affirm his standing as one of the most versatile rappers on the scene today.[via ProbCauseTV]Dave Harrington’s Merry PrankstersGuitarist Dave Harrington may be best known for his work with Nicholas Jaar on their now-defunct duo, Darkside, but in recent years he has been building up steam with his own Merry Pranksters project. The NYC local and his rotating band of Pranksters consistently amaze audiences with their imrov-oriented electronic grooves. With renowned saxophonist Skerik as well as Yuka Honda (Cibo Matto), Spencer Zahn, Mauro Refosco, and Ian Chang on the roster, Harrington and company are sure to continue that trend at Brooklyn Comes Alive.[via Relix]Inspired by the vibrant musical communities of Brooklyn and New Orleans, Brooklyn Comes Alive is set to take place across three venues in Williamsburg, Brooklyn (Brooklyn Bowl, Schimanski, Music Hall of Williamsburg) on September 23rd and 24th. The unique homegrown event puts the focus on the musicians, curating dream team collaborations, tributes, and artist passion projects for two full days of incredible music both new and old.The 2017 lineup is set to include hand-selected band lineups featuring all-star musicians like John Scofield, George Porter Jr. (The Meters), Vinnie Amico and Al Schnier (moe.), Bernard Purdie, Kofi Burbridge (Tedeschi Trucks Band), Joel Cummins, Ryan Stasik, and Kris Myers (Umphrey’s McGee), Aron Magner and Marc Brownstein (The Disco Biscuits), Mike Greenfield and Jesse Miller (Lotus), Jason Hann (String Cheese Incident), Alan Evans (Soulive), Cyril Neville (Neville Brothers), Henry Butler, Jon Cleary, Reed Mathis (Electric Beethoven), Michael League, Nate Werth, Chris Bullock, Robert “Sput” Searight, and Bob Lanzetti (Snarky Puppy), Jennifer Hartswick and Natalie Cressman (Trey Anastasio Band), and scores of others! As you’ve no doubt heard by now, Brooklyn Comes Alive is back and bigger than ever this September. The unique homegrown event has curated an extensive lineup of dream team collaborations, tributes, artist passion projects across three popular Williamsburg, Brooklyn venues (Brooklyn Bowl, Music Hall of Williamsburg, Schimanski). But for its third annual edition, the festival has expanded to two full days of music featuring 100+ artists in 35+ group configurations spanning a vastly diverse spectrum of genres and styles.With the expanded scope of the event, this year’s lineup features more exciting electronic acts than ever before, from EDM pioneers (The Crystal Method) to fan-favorite live/electronic combo acts (SunSquabi, Muzzy Bearr), to a revered hip hop DJ performing with a top notch live band (DJ Premier & The Badder Band). In order to help fans best plan their own personal course through this two-day live music marathon, we’ve broken down the most exciting electronic acts you can catch at Brooklyn Comes Alive: ***Tickets Are On Sale Now!***Brooklyn Comes Alive is now offering single day tickets, as well as a ticket payment plan for as low as $30/month. When checking out, just select “Monthly payments with Affirm” as your payment method. To find out more about ticketing, VIP options, and lodging, head to the festival website.center_img The Crystal MethodThe Crystal Method, originally comprised of Scott Kirkland and Ken Jordan, helped pioneer the early-90’s “big beat,” “breakbeat,” and “trip-hop” scenes. The DJ duo made their mark on the electronic music world with their 1997 album Vegas, which featured the hits “Trip Like I Do,” “Comin’ Back,” and “Busy Child.” Over the years, the act has been nominated for several GRAMMY Awards and worked with the likes of Rage Against the Machine guitarist Tom Morello, late Stone Temple Pilots frontman Scott Weiland, New World Order’s Peter Hook, Matisyahu, Rahzel, and countless others. Though Jordan has retired from touring, Kirkland continues to carry the mantle of the Method at festival and club dates worldwide. The Crystal Method’s highly anticipated Brooklyn Comes Alive will mark a rare appearance at a conventional live music venue.[via The Crystal Method]DJ Premier & The Badder BandReferred to as one of the “definitive architects of New York hip hop” by NPR, DJ Premier is perhaps best known as one half of the legendary hip-hop duo Gang Starr. However, Premo’s massive influence and prolific body of work extend far beyond his work with the late rapper Guru. He has produced for and collaborated with iconic artists like KRS-One, D’Angelo, Big Daddy Kane, Nas, Notorious B.I.G., Snoop Dogg, Immortal Technique, Jay-Z, Rakim, and more, and is one of the most highly respected players in the hip hop community. Beginning earlier this year, DJ Premier has been packing venues nationwide with his new live outfit, The Badder Band, breathing new life into his extensive catalogue.[via NPR Music]KJ SawkaOver the last 10+ years, KJ Sawka has carved out a niche for himself as one of the most in-demand live electronic drummers in the oldschool jungle/drum and base scenes. He was one of the first EDM producers to fully incorporate acoustic drums into his live and recorded performances, and turned so many heads with his powerfully expressive playing that he was recruited to join beloved Australian live electronic outfit Pendulum prior to the recording of their album Immersion in 2010. He later joined forces with Excision and Downlink to form dub step “supergroup” Destroid.[via PendulumLive]SunSquabi2017 has been a breakout year for Colorado-based electro-funk trio SunSquabi. Kevin Donohue (guitars/keys/production), Josh Fairman (bass/synth), and Chris Anderson (drums) have cemented a dedicated fan base in the western part of the country, and word has begun to get out and spread east, as evidenced by their sellout show at American Beauty NYC earlier this year and a busy summer of memorable large-scale festival appearances and special performances. Their “SunSquabi + Friends” late-night set at the recent ARISE Festival in Colorado was a particularly memorable celebration, featuring Break Science’s Borahm Lee and Adam Deitch, as well as Lettuce bassist Jesus Coomes. Don’t miss your chance to catch this band-on-the-rise at Brooklyn Comes Alive![via Instrumental Motion]Muzzy BearrYou may know Muzzy Bearr, a.k.a. Dan Hacker, as the guitarist for GRiZ over the last last six years or so. However, the young guitarist/producer is a masterful songwriter in his own right, with a penchant for creating infectiously soulful hip hop-inspired beats highlighted by his live instrumentation. He recently opened for GRiZ on his 2017 summer tour, playing to sold out crowds all over the country (including two upcoming shows at Red Rocks Amphitheater).last_img read more

Joe Russo’s Almost Dead Announces Three-Night Run At The Capitol Theatre

first_imgJoe Russo’s Almost Dead has announced a three night run at The Capitol Theatre in Port Chester, New York on Friday, Saturday, and Sunday, January 12th, 13th, and 14th, 2018. These shows mark the Grateful Dead-inspired quintet’s only announced shows for 2018.The group recently announced a string of runs, including a six-date residency at Brooklyn Bowl in October, a three-night run across California in November, a two-night stand at Boston’s House of Blues in December, with their final two shows of the year at The Fillmore in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania falling around the Thanksgiving holiday.Three-night passes will be available for the Capitol Theatre weekend. The band’s Facebook pre-sale, which will be password protected, opens Wednesday Sep 27, at 12:00PM Noon EST. The band will issue the password on their Facebook page at 12:00PM Noon EST on Wednesday, Sep 27th. The venue pre-sale opens Thursday Sep 28, at 12:00PM Noon EST, with a general on-sale on Friday Sep 29, at 12:00PM Noon EST.Friday, January 12, 2018 ~ The Capitol Theatre, Port Chester, NY: tixSaturday, January 13, 2018 ~ The Capitol Theatre, Port Chester, NY: tixSunday, January 14, 2018 ~ The Capitol Theatre, Port Chester, NY: tixlast_img read more