Beats Antique have an international sound and a global following, so it was appropriate for Live for Live Music to catch up with them in the epic environs of Uvita, Costa Rica; during Envision Festival 2016. We were blessed to grab a couple moments with the duo behind the music of Beats Antique.In Episode 2 of ‘Chronicling the Culture’, host B.Getz takes a few minutes out of the jungle heat to have a spirited rap session with Tommy Cappel and David Satori. Topics include Envision festivals past, present and future; how Beats Antique informs the global festival masses, their other projects Sidecar Tommy and Dirtwire, and the 411 on a happenin’ little block in Berkeley, CA. Watch the interview here:Filmed and Produced by Adam Straughn/ATS Photography. Full coverage of Envision Festival can be found here.
If you celebrate 4/20 and went to a concert last night, chances are you were treated to some theme-specific song choices for the stoner holiday. Widespread Panic left few out during their seriously rocking performance at Soldiers and Sailors Memorial Hall in Chattanooga, Tennessee. The setlist was sprinkled with references, starting with WSP classic “Can’t Get High” during the first set, and a scorching ninety-one minute second set, featuring a “High Time We Went” tease during John Bell’s “Arleen” rap, and a jammy sandwich with Traffic‘s “Low Spark of High Heeled Boys” > “Fishwater” > “Low Spark of High Heeled Boys” > “Climb To Safety” extended jam closer. The encore ripped through Van Morrison‘s “And It Stoned Me” into “Postcard” for a solid ten minutes.Here’s a clip of “Low Spark of High Heeled Boys,” courtesy of fan Courtney Kiser:Widespread Panic @ Soldiers and Sailors Memorial Hall in Chattanooga, Tennessee 4/20/16 Setlist:Set One: The Take Out, Junior, Porch Song, Visiting Day, Can’t Get High, Pickin’ Up The Pieces, 1×1, Tickle The Truth, Pleas > Love Tractor (57 mins)Set Two: Walkin’ (For Your Love), Red Hot Mama > Cease Fire > Vacation, Diner > Sleeping Man > Arleen > Low Spark of High Heeled Boys > Fishwater > Low Spark of High Heeled Boys > Climb To Safety (91 mins)Encore: And It Stoned Me, Postcard (10 mins)[Setlist via PanicStream]
New Orleans funkers Galactic and venue Tipitina’s teamed up last year to present the highly-successful inaugural run for the Landing Festival. The NOLA event was scheduled again for 2016, but construction on the site of Lakeshore Landing has postponed the event indefinitely.According to recent reports from NOLA.com, the Landing site will be the new home of a South Shore Harbor Amphitheatre, and plans to construct the venue will be one of the biggest projects on the NOLA lakeshore in years. The site is actually owned by the owners of Tipitina’s, and these new plans are aimed at revitalizing one of the most beautiful areas of the Crescent City.“We want only the best festival experience for attendees and musicians alike and will continue to make sure we provide exactly that at the Lakeshore Landing site.” states Roland Von Kurnatowski, owner of Tipitina’s and the Lakeshore Landing. “We would like to thank everyone for their continued support and look forward to presenting and celebrating a rejuvenated experience.”While this is unfortunate news for those who planned to attend the 2016 Landing Festival, the new property looks to be incrediblly nice. It will feature an outdoor amphitheatre/festival grounds, a state-of-the-art recording studio, a boating exhibit, restaurant, covered open-air pavilion for private events and so much more!We’re hoping that once this project is completed, Galactic can go on funkin’ around at the beautiful Lakeshore Landing.
Tonight Show host Jimmy Fallon is no stranger to Neil Young. He regularly impersonates the guitar legend, even once going so far as to perform like Neil Young with Crosby, Stills & Nash. While Fallon has performed with Neil Young, as Neil Young, before, the two personalities got together on late night’s episode and reprised their doppelganger duet.This time, the two made up a new song called “Two Neil Youngs On A Stump,” where the duo sat on a rotating tree stump and sang their new song. Young was on the show to promote his recently-released live album EARTH.Watch the sketch from last night’s episode, below.
Naughty Professor are extending their fall tour with six additional dates in the northeast. The New Orleans based future-funk collective, known for their traditionally instrumental sets, is teaming up with legendary hip-hop artist Chali 2na of Jurassic 5 to showcase some of their recent studio work. After performing in New Orleans together multiple times and collaborating on Naughty P’s upcoming record, the two acts will take their collaborative headlining show on the road this October for six nights only.Kicking things off on October 12 at The Hamilton in Washington DC and closing out at the Leaf Festival in Black Mountain, North Carolina, the tour will also touch down at the Ardmore Music Hall in Philadelphia, the James Street Gastropub in Pittsburgh, the Iron Works in Buffalo, and the Brooklyn Bowl in Brooklyn, New York.If you haven’t seen them before, now is the chance to experience the Big Easy’s jazz-infused party culture that flows from Naughty Professor. These shows will be the perfect showcase to the constantly evolving, high-energy funk/soul outfit before they fully switch gears to their forthcoming studio album, which features David Shaw (The Revivalists), Chali 2na, Ivan Neville (Dumpstaphunk) and many other talented musicians, expected in early 2017.For a taste of what’s to come from the collaboration, peep this teaser video:Check out Naughty P’s original “In The Tribe”, taken live from New Orleans’ legendary One Eyed Jacks:For more information, check out the band’s website and peep the tour schedule below.NAUGHTY PROFESSOR FULL FALL TOUR DATES:8/24: Chicago, IL – Reggie’s Music Joint8/25: Rochester, MN – Civic Music Series8/26: Chicago, IL – Navy Pier8/27: Lafayette, IN – Uptown Jazz and Blues Festival9/9: Denver, CO – Cervantes Masterpiece Ballroom w/ George Porter Jr.9/29: NOLA – Bear Creek Bayou Pre Party w/ Chali 2na + Soulive **10/1: Schuylkill, PA – Meeting of The Minds Festival10/12 – The Hamilton – Washington, DC **10/13 – Ardmore Music Hall – Ardmore, PA **10/14 – James Street Gastropub – Pittsburgh, PA **10/15 – Iron Works – Buffalo, NY **10/16 – Brooklyn Bowl – Brooklyn, NY **10/21 – LEAF Festival – Black Mountain, NC **10/22 – The Pourhouse – Charleston, NC**10/27: Columbia, SC – Music Farm w/ Moon Taxi10/29: Memphis, TN – Minglewood Hall w/ Moon Taxi11/11: Houston, TX – Last Concert Cafe w/ TAUK11/12: New Orleans, LA – Howlin Wolf w/ TAUK** with Chali 2na
The Marcus King Band made a Saturday morning appearance on the news and talkshow CBS This Morning for the program’s Saturday Sessions. Their brief performance perfectly captures the essence of the band, with smooth horns, a soulful sound, and Marcus King’s powerful voice all combining to make heartfelt music with widespread appeal. The band’s performance of the song “Rita Is Gone” went live on the air, while CBS has posted other songs from the performance online. You can check out videos of The Marcus King Band’s appearance on CBS This Morning below.“Rita Is Gone” “Plant Your Corn Early”
Stephentown, NY’s Disc Jam Music Festival has been one of the few independent grassroots summer fests to see continuous growth year after year. What started out in its earliest stages as a rather small and intimate affair with a dozen or so bands has become a major player in the Northeast region. 2017 sees the Disc Jam take another big step forward with an absolutely massive lineup of over 60+ acts including Break Science Live Band (w/ members of Lettuce), Dopapod, Turkuaz, The Motet, Manic Focus, TAUK, Kung Fu, Aqueous, Electric Beethoven, Pink Talking Fish . . . and the list literally goes on and on.Disc Jam takes place from June 8th through 11th at the beautiful Gardner’s Farm, and features four full days of music, art, disc golf, and a bevy of activities and workshops. Outside of its headliners, acts such as Congo Sanchez (ft. Jeff Franca of Thievery Corporation), Ghost Note (ft. Nate Werth of Snarky Puppy), Roots of Creation, Hayley Jane, Holly Bowling, Teddy Midnight, Ben Silver (of Orchard Lounge), Gubbulidis (ft. Mihali and Zdenek of Twiddle), Swift Technique, Klassik, and another 40+ more artists are ready to deliver a most epic of parties to upstate New York.With so many independently run festivals not being able to keep up with the corporate-sponsored events, frequently being forced to fold after a handful of years, it is refreshing to see a festival like Disc Jam not only push on, but actually succeed in the what is truly a sea of adversity. This year’s lineup is a testament to that success, with plenty of incredible artists from the jam, funk, livetronica, and electronic genres. Get out and support your local artists and festivals, it is what keeps the scene alive and vibrant! Ticket for Disc Jam are currently on-sale and can be purchased at the festival’s website. For event updates and additional information, join the Facebook Event page, and check out the full 2017 Disc Jam Music Festival lineup below!2017 Disc Jam Music FestivalBreak Science LIVE BAND featuring 5 members of LETTUCE – NYCDopapod – BROOKLYN, MATurkuaz – BROOKLYN, NYThe Motet – DENVER, COManic Focus – MINNEAPOLIS, MNTAUK – NYCKung Fu – NEW HAVEN, CTPink Talking Fish – BOSTON, MAGiant Panda Guerilla Dub Squad – ROCHESTER, NYGubbulidis – is Mihali Savoulidis and Zdenek Gubb of TWIDDLE – VTAqueous – BUFFALO, NYElectric Beethoven – is Jay Lane of PRIMUS, Reed Mathis of TEA LEAF GREEN, Todd Stoops of RAQ – LOS ANGELES, CAConsider the Source – BROOKLYN, NYCGhost-Note – featuring MonoNeon + members of SNARKY PUPPY – NYCSpiritual Rez – BOSTON, MAAgent Lockhart – is Jeffrey Lockhart, Lenny Stallworth, Kingston Taylor, Charles Haynes, Sam Kininger, Mister RourkeRoots of Creation – NEW HAMPSHIREHolly Bowling – Artist At LargeHayley Jane – Artist At LargeSophistafunk – SYRACUSE, NYThe Mallett Brothers Band – PORTLAND, MEHoneycomb – NORTHAMPTON, MAYheti – DAYTON, OHlespecial – BOSTON, MABen Silver of Orchard Lounge – MADISON, WIEsseks – BROOKLYN, NYBrightside – BROOKLYN, NYOf The Trees – PORTLAND, MEDELTAnine – BALTIMORE, MDStrange Machines – BOSTON, MACongo Sanchez featuring Jeff Franca of Thievery Corporation – D.C.Wild Adriatic – SARATOGA SPRINGS, NYAfter Funk – ONTARIO, CANFunky Dawgz Brass Band – BRIDGEPORT, CTFunk You – ATLANTA, GASwift Technique – PHILLY, PALITZ – BALTIMORE, MDCalliope Musicals – AUSTIN, TXEarphorik – CHICAGO, IL=========PRODUCERS===========Toadface – DAYTON, OHWill Saltus – BOSTON, MAUncle Bob – BOSTON, MAKlassik – BRITTISH COLUMBIA, CANLeila – ALBANY, NYDETØX – LONG ISLAND, NYtsimba – BROOKLYN, NYZeroGravity – RACINE, WIZoo Logic – NEW HAMPSHIREBunk Buddha – BALTIMORE, MDBells and Robes – FT. LAUDERDALE, FLIcculus – NEW HAMPSHIREEcho Mecca – COLUMBUS, OH=========BANDS ON THE RISE============Teddy Midnight – BROOKLYN, NYBearly Dead – BOSTON, MAWilliam Thompson Funk Experiment – WORCESTER, MAThe Mushroom Cloud – NEW HAVEN, CTEggy – NEW HAVEN, CTLord Electro – ALBANY, NYIn Flux – BROOKLYN, NYGoose – FAIRFIELD, CTStephen Lewis and The Big Band of Fun – CANThe Brighton Beat – BOSTON, MAMerther – PORTLAND, MEQwill – featuring Aaron Katz of PERCY HILL – SALEM, MAOogee Wawa – LONG ISLAND, NYKroma Kode – WORCESTER, MAThe Other Brothers – NEW PALTZ, NYHumble Digs – AMHERST, MAMonotronic – BROOKLYN, NYResin Headz – PROVIDENCE, RIBig Jon Short – WORCESTER, MAZack Slik – WORCESTER, MAPolitical Animals – HARTFORD, CTThe Schooley Mountain Band – BROOKLYN, NYCal Kehoe – NYC…and MORE to be announced.
Sunday, September 4th, the second and final day of Brooklyn Comes Alive 2017, is scheduled to feature a performance from Colorado live electronic outfit SunSquabi. Today, the homegrown Brooklyn festival has announced that String Cheese Incident percussionist Jason Hann will join the trio (made up of guitarist/keyboardist/producer Kevin Donohue, bassist/synth player Josh Fairman, and drummer Chris Anderson) as a special guest for a portion of their set.The Crystal Method, DJ Premier, KJ Sawka, & More: A Look At Brooklyn Comes Alive’s Electronic Acts“Our favorite drum Jedi, Jason Hann, will be joining us for Brooklyn Comes Alive,” comments Donohue, “The positive energy, monstrous stage presence and immense improvisational skill that Hann brings to the table is something we’ve been fortunate enough to experience all over the country this summer, and we are beyond thrilled to have our friend joining us once again in Brooklyn! Plus Josh and him are ‘fro bros.’”Brooklyn Comes Alive Announces Supergroup Formations, Daily LineupsThe feelings of excitement about the scheduled guest spot are mutual. As Hann explains, “I’m so glad to jump in with SunSquabi for BCA. I was able to join them for a bit at an SCI after show in Austin last year and it went off hard! Ready for more!” Hann will also join Todd Stoops (RAQ, Electric Beethoven) to reprise their drum-and-keys project, Oktopus, with help from guest vocalist Hayley Jane (Hayley Jane & The Primates).SunSquabi Shares Video Of Jason Hann Sit-In From Texas PerformanceFor more info on SunSquabi’s upcoming tour dates, projects, and more, head to the band’s website.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! ***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.
The 29th annual Christmas Jam–the holiday season benefit show presented by Warren Haynes–is going down this weekend on December 9th at US Cellular Center in Haynes’ hometown of Asheville, NC. The 2017 edition of the self-proclaimed “magical musical marathon” will feature performances from Haynes’ own Gov’t Mule (with a special appearance by Ann Wilson), Trey Anastasio & Classic TAB (his original touring solo lineup ft. Tony Markellis, Ray Paczkowski and Russ Lawton), The Avett Brothers, Blackberry Smoke, Margo Price, and a “new” band dubbed Les Bros. featuring past Allman Brothers and Les Brers members Jaimoe, Marc Quinones, Jack Pearson, Lamar Williams Jr., Bruce Katz, in addition to featured guest spots from fan-favorite players including Marcus King, Brandon “Taz” Niederauer, Holly Bowling, and many more.Today, Christmas Jam announces that they will once again be live-streaming the event through Nugs.TV. If you were unable to get your tickets, you can watch the show from the comfort of your home here.[cover photo – Trey: Zack Blum; Warren: Andrew O’Brien]
Today, Primus and Mastodon announced plans for an extensive summer tour together starting in early May and spanning through to July. The tour will see the two groups also supported by JJUUJJUU and All Them Witches for select dates. This joint tour comes on the heels of Primus’ New Year’s Eve show, which saw supergroup Legend Of The Seagullman, a band featuring Brent Hinds of Mastodon plus Danny Carey of Tool, open for the group led by bassist Les Claypool.As detailed in the announcement, Primus’ tour kicks off in Denver on May 6th with a headlining show at the iconic Red Rocks Amphitheatre with Mastodon. From there, the Primus and Mastodon tour will wind through the South and up the Eastern Seaboard, eventually landing in the Northeast by late May. By June 5th, the bands will set their eyes westward, performing a number of shows across the Midwest before arriving on the West Coast on June 22nd with a date in Seattle. The tour will wrap up in full on July 7th in Phoenix, Arizona.Tickets for Primus and Mastodon’s co-headlining tour go on sale tomorrow, Tuesday, January 30th, at 10 am (local), including tickets for VIP upgrades. Following this pre-sale, tickets will go on sale to the public later this week on Friday, February 2nd, at 10 am (local). You can get more information about these shows and snag tickets here. Upcoming 2018 Primus and Mastodon DatesMay 06 – Morrison, CO – Red Rocks AmphitheaterMay 08 – Oklahoma City, OK– The CriterionMay 10 – Dallas, TX – Southside BallroomMay 11 – Austin, TX– Austin 360 AmphitheaterMay 12 – Rogers, AR– Walmart Arkansas Music PavilionMay 14 – Birmingham, AL – BJCCConcert HallMay 15 – Nashville, TN– Nashville Municipal AuditoriumMay 16 – Atlanta, GA– Fox TheaterMay 18 – Portsmouth, VA –Portsmouth PavilionMay 19 – Charlotte, NC– Charlotte Metro Credit Union AmphitheatreMay 20 – Raleigh, NC – Red Hat AmphitheaterMay 22 – Reading, PA – Diamond Credit Union Theater @ SantanderMay 23 – Lewiston, NY – Artpark AmphitheaterMay 25 – Glen Falls, NY – Cool Insuring ArenaMay 26 – Providence, RI – Bold Point ParkMay 27 – Portland, ME – TBAMay 29 – Boston, MA – Blue Hills Bank PavilionMay 30 – Philadelphia, PA– Penn’s Landing – Festival PierJun 01 – Asbury Park, NJ – Stone Pony SummerstageJun 02 – Baltimore, MD – Pier 6 PavilionJun 03 –Brooklyn, NY – Ford Amphitheater @ Coney Island BoardwalkJun 05 – Columbus, OH– Express Live! Outdoor Amphitheatre Jun 06 – Chicago, IL– Huntington Bank Pavilion at Northerly IslandJun 08 – Pittsburgh, PA – Stage AEJun 09 – Sterling Heights, MI– Michigan Lottery Amphitheater at Freedom HillJun 10 – Indianapolis, IN– Farmer’s Bureau Insurance Lawn at White River State ParkJun 12 – Cincinnati, OH – PNC Pavilion at Riverbend Music CenterJun 14 – Minneapolis, MN– MYTH LIVEJun 15 – Bonner Springs, KS – Providence Medical Center AmphitheaterJun 16 – Camdenton, MO – Ozarks AmphitheaterJun 18 – Lincoln, NE – Pinewood Bowl TheaterJun 21 – Bonner, MT – Kettlehouse AmphitheaterJun 22 – Seattle, WA – Marymoor ParkJun 23 – Bend, OR – Les Schwab AmphitheaterJun 25 – Troutdale, OR – EdgefieldJun 28 – Avila Beach, CA – Avila Beach Resort AmphitheaterJun 29 – Berkeley, CA – The Greek TheatreJun 30 – Lincoln, CA – Thunder Valley Resort CasinoJul 02 – Salt Lake City, UT– The Great Salt Air – OutdoorsJul 03 – Las Vegas, NV – Downtown Event CenterJul 05 – Los Angeles, CA The Greek Theatre at UC BerkeleyJul 06 – San Diego, CA– Cal Coast Credit Union Open Air TheaterJul 07 – Phoenix, AZ – Comerica Theatre[Photo: Rex-A-Vision]