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NOLA Musicians Organize Fundraiser Concert For Bernie Sanders

first_imgNew Orleans musicians Billy Franklin, Luke Quaranta, and Eric “Benny” Bloom, along with The Maple Leaf Bar, have organized Bern Fest, an event created to celebrate, raise awareness, and encourage donations to the campaign of Bernie Sanders. The organizers hope to bring people together in support of Bernie’s campaign, and generate energy leading up to the Louisiana Democratic Primary on March 5th.The event be held at the legendary Maple Leaf Bar with a crawfish boil and music by the Sam Price Duo, Eric Benny Bloom & Gemini, Smoke N Bones, and Pirate’s Choice.  The list of musicians performing includes Eric Benny Bloom (Lettuce, Pretty Lights, Sonic Bloom), Luke Quaranta (Toubab Krewe, Pirate’s Choice), Billy Franklin (Smoke N Bones, OTRA), Sam Price (Honey Island Swamp Band, OTRA), Raja Kassis (Antibalas, Pirate’s Choice), Terrence Houston (George Porter Jr. & Runnin’ Pardners, Toubab Krewe), Max Moran (Donald Harrison Jr., Neospectric), Sam Dickey (Benyoro, Pirate’s Choice), Cliff Hines (Mike Dillon Band), Kyle Roussell, Thomas Glass, Doug Dietrich, Kyle Sharamitaro, Kyle Cripps, Amy Trail, and more…Percussionist and organizer, Luke Quaranta shared the importance of supporting Sanders’ campaing. “Bernie’s presidential campaign is a historic movement in the history of our country.  His call to take back our government from moneyed interests has resonated all over the country, and he is inspiring millions to re-engage in the political process.” Attendees will be encouraged to donate more than the cover and there will be laptops set up to make additional donations to the campaign. All proceeds will be donated to the Bernie Sanders campaign.last_img read more

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Slightly Stoopid Announces Major Summer Tour Schedule With SOJA

first_imgIt wouldn’t quite be summertime without the reggae-rock grooves of Slightly Stoopid. The band has just announced an extensive “The Return Of The Red Eye” tour schedule, with dates running from June 15th through August 28th. The tour will see both bands perform nationwide, starting in Redmond, WA and running through Detroit, MI.Gallery: Slightly Stoopid, SOJA, Ozomatli & More Get ‘Closer To The Sun’ For Four-Night Mexican FestivalAdditional support will be provided by Zion I, The Grouch & Eligh for the first half of the run, and Fortunate Youth for the second. Catch the full schedule below, and head to Stoopid’s website for details.RETURN OF THE RED EYE SUMMER TOUR DATES06/15  Redmond, WA – Marymoor Park # *06/17  Eugene, OR – Cuthbert Amphitheater # *06/24  Berkeley, CA – Greek Theatre # *06/25  Irvine, CA – Irvine Meadows  # *06/26  Santa Barbara, CA – Santa Barbara Bowl # *06/30  Salt Lake City, UT – The Complex # *07/01  Las Vegas, NV – TBA # *07/02  Stateline, NV – Harvey’s Outdoor Arena # *07/03  San Luis Obispo, CA – Avila Beach Resort # *07/09  San Diego, CA – Sleep Train Amphitheatre # *07/15  Houston, TX – The Lawn at White Oak Music Hall # *07/16  Corpus Christi, TX – Concrete Street Amphitheater Pavilion # *07/17  New Braunfels, TX – Whitewater Amphitheater # *07/21  Portland, ME – Maine State Pier # *07/22  Utica, NY – Saranac Brewery # *07/24  Simsbury, CT – Simsbury Performing Arts Center # *07/29  Portsmouth, VA – Portsmouth Pavilion # *07/30  Raleigh, NC – Red Hat Amphitheater # *07/31  North Charleston, SC – Riverfront Park # *08/03  Des Moines, IA – Brenton Skate Plaza # *08/04  Kansas City, MO – Crossroads # *08/06  Morrison, CO – Red Rocks Amphitheatre # *08/07  Council Bluffs, IA – Stir Cove # *08/11  St. Augustine, FL – St. Augustine Amphitheatre # !08/12  Cocoa, FL – Riverfront Park # !08/14  St. Petersburg, FL – Vinoy Park # !08/18  Boston, MA – Blue Hills Bank Pavilion # !08/19  Asbury Park, NJ – Stone Pony Summer Stage # !08/20  Philadelphia, PA – Festival Pier # !08/21  Baltimore, MD – Pier Six Pavilion !08/25  Minneapolis, MN – Cabooze Outdoors # !08/27  Cleveland, OH – Jacobs Pavilion # !08/28  Detroit, MI – The Fillmore # !# with SOJA* with Zion I, The Grouch & Eligh! with Fortunate Youthlast_img read more

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Jazz Is Phish Will Make Their NOLA Debut For Jazz Fest Late Night

first_imgThere’s something magical about the music of Phish, and a great number of musicians know it. The group’s expansive catalog has attracted many a musical fan over the years, and, most recently, a number of them converged to form the Jazz Is Phish project. Inspired by Jazz Is Dead, members of Strange Design, Snarky Puppy, Victor Wooten Band, Sun Ra Arkestra/Kool & The Gang and more have played in the band, and will be bringing their unique tribute to New Orleans during Jazz Fest season!Jazz Is Phish will hit the Howlin Wolf on April 26th, bringing along an all-star lineup of musicians for the tribute. Tickets are on sale now and moving fast! To get a taste of the group, check out a new video compilation capturing their magic, below:A Taste of JAZZ IS PHISH from MPA Videography on Vimeo.The full lineup for Jazz Is Phish’s NOLA performance includes Chris Bullock (Snarky Puppy), Michael Ray (Sun Ra/Kool & The Gang), Anthony Wellington (Victor Wooten Band), Derrick Johnson (Yo Mama’s Big Fat Booty Band), Josh Thomas (With Lions), Adam Chase (Chase Brothers) and Matthew Chase (Chase Brothers). This is one late night celebration you won’t want to miss!They’ll also be paired up with a unique tribute to The Band, hosted by Turkuaz. More information about that set can be found here. The show starts with a separate tribute to Amy Winehouse as well, led by vocalist Elise Testone and featuring musicians from Snarky Puppy, Trey Anastasio Band, Allen Toussaint and more. Information can be seen here.Tickets for this one-of-a-kind tribute night featuring Jazz Is Phish can be purchased here! Check out the lineup poster below:last_img read more

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Members Of KDTU, Big G, The Motet And Break Science Form New Supergroup ‘The Burn Unit’

first_imgWhat happens when you mix members of Karl Denson’s Tiny Universe, The Motet, Big Gigantic, and Break Science? You get some straight up fire, and that’s what The Burn Unit are all about. The band features a glorious crew of DJ Williams (KDTU), Jeremy Salken (Big G), Garrett Sayers (The Motet) and Borahm Lee (Break Science), blending elements of funk, electronica, and more with their newest project.The band is set to make their debut on May 18th, hitting the Denver venue Ophelia’s for what is sure to be an absolutely stellar performance that promises many special guests and funky original tunes.DJ Williams spoke to us about the new group, saying, “Always been looking to make music with friends on the scene and Jeremy & I came up with this line up of these great musicians and I’ve got these original tunes I’ve been sitting on and I’m very excited to see how these guys will interpret this music. A lot of improvisation will be involved as well which always keeps things exciting for the band as well as the audience. I think Denver will be a great town to debut this line up.”For more about the upcoming show, head here.last_img read more

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Full Audio Of The New Mastersounds’ Three-Night Brooklyn Run Have Surfaced [Listen]

first_imgBritish quartet The New Mastersounds are a staple of the funk scene, bridging the gap between the classic and modern sounds of the genre through piercing grooves. Whenever NMS hits the stage, the room is instantly transformed into a dance party from dusk until dawn.Just two weeks ago, the band hit the Brooklyn Bowl for three straight nights of solid funk. With a new live album released a few days after, this is a band at the top of their game. Whether its the funky guitar licks from Eddie Roberts, the smooth bass grooves of Pete Shand, the tight in-the-pocket percussion from drummer Simon Allen, or room-filling, Earth-shattering Hammond organs from Joe Tatton, there was no shortage of grooving from this excellent funk ensemble. With guest spots from horn players throughout the weekend, NMS defied logic and put on an incredible series of performances.Thanks to Eric McRoberts, we can share audio from all three nights. Feast your ears below:Thursday, April 14th:Friday, April 15th:Saturday, April 16th:last_img read more

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The National Pay Tribute To The Grateful Dead With Spellbinding ‘Morning Dew’ Performance [Watch]

first_imgYears in the making, The National’s Day Of The Dead tribute album is due out in just a week and a half, on May 20th. The album features 59 tracks from a diverse array of artists, including Flaming Lips, Bruce Hornsby, Courtney Barnett, The War On Drugs and so many more. In anticipation of the new release, the band took the stage at The Late Show With Stephen Colbert to perform a selection.The band played “Morning Dew,” one of the few tracks on the album that features just The National. The band served as the backing group for certain artists throughout the release, but this version is all The National, and they bring the song to life. While “Dew” wasn’t written by the Dead – that credit goes to Bonnie Dobson – the band certainly made it their own by performing it hundreds of times over.Without further ado, here’s The National’s “Morning Dew”:last_img read more

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Watch Steve Kimock’s Featured Acoustic Performance On NPR’s Tiny Desk Series

first_imgAmong the many programs that NPR has to offer, one of our favorites is the All Things considered series called Tiny Desk Concert. Some incredible musicians have been invited into the NPR studios to huddle around a tiny desk and perform, including Tedeschi Trucks Band, Trey Anastasio, Sharon Jones and more. This time, it’s Steve Kimock that gets the royal Tiny Desk treatment.With his recently-released Last Danger of Frost, the renowned guitarist has put together a great lineup that features his son John Morgan Kimock on drums, vocalist/multi-instrumentalist Leslie Mendelson, and bassist Bobby Vega for the group known as K I M O C K. The group played three songs for the performance, the Mendelson-sung “Careless Love,” the classic instrumental “Tongue N’ Groove,” and the solo acoustic performance of “Surely This Day.”It’s worth mentioning just how emotional Kimock’s guitar playing is when he dons the acoustic guitar. Gone are the many effects and pedals, replaced with soulful strumming and picking. Kimock is a true talent, and he shines at this Tiny Desk Concert. Enjoy:last_img read more

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Stream decker.’s New Album Ahead Of Its Release [Premiere]

first_imgdecker.This Wednesday, decker. will close out his monthlong residency at Rockwood Music Hall before embarking on his Fall tour. Check out his full tour dates, below.decker. Fall Tour ScheduleWed Sep 28 — Rockwood Music Hall Residency   New York, NYFri Oct 21 — Apache Lake Music Festival — Tortilla Flats, AZFri Oct 28 — Monte Vista Lounge — Flagstaff, AZThurs Nov 3 — Taos Mesa Brewing Mothership — El Prado, NM Fri Nov 4 — Syntax Physic Opera — Denver, COSat Nov 6 — Marble Brewing — Albuquerque, NMSat Nov 12 — The Flycatcher — Tuscon, AZThurs Nov 17 — Pour House — Oceanside, CAFri Nov 18 — Amnesia — San Francisco, CASat Nov 19 — Resident — Los Angeles, CASat Nov 26 — The Spirit Room — Jerome, AZSat Dec 10 — Last Exit Live — Phoenix, AZ Sedona, Arizona rocker decker. will release his sixth studio album, Snake River Blues tomorrow. The self-released album was written after concluding an extensive stretch of national touring behind his previous release, Patsy.Self-described as “psychedelic desert folk,” Snake River Blues was inspired by legendary blues classics like Muddy Waters’ Electric Mud and Chuck Berry’s San Francisco Dues. The six-track record is complete with tales of treachery and conquest, in blues archetypes viewed through decker.’s unique lens. The album signifies growth, while also a departure from his more acoustic and methodic efforts.“We wanted the album to be like ‘Electric Mud’ on LSD while driving in the desert. Not that I’m condoning such behavior ;). I had grown tired of some of our older music we’d been touring the last several years – meandering, kinda slowly building – and kind of pay homage to some of the great blues, rock and psych minds I’ve been digging into the last few years; Tom Petty, Chuck Berry, Thee Oh Sees, Black Angels,” says decker. about the album. You can watch the music video for the album’s lead single “The Holy Ghost” and listen to an exclusive stream of Snake River Blues below, a day ahead of its official release. Enjoy!last_img read more

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Listen To Lotus Cover Rage Against The Machine’s “Killing In The Name Of” On This Day In 2008

first_imgOn April 5th, 2008, jamtronica act Lotus played New York’s The Fillmore at Irving Plaza. The show was special, to say the least, with an enviable setlist featuring a five-song first set and a generally spacey and ambient sound throughout. Starting off with “Flower Sermon”, the band was particularly dialed into one another and the crowd. Following “Greyrigg”, for the third song of the night, Dutch DJ Kypski came out to lay it down on the turntables during “Alkaline”. Following this, Lotus moved into fan-favorite “Sunrain”, which they jammed out significantly before dropping into a cover of Rage Against The Machine’s “Killing in the Name Of”.The band has covered the Rage Against The Machine classic three times in the past, performing it twice in 2007 ahead of this final, third performance on April 5th, 2008. The bass-heavy, aggressive cover, which starts around the 9-minute mark of the recording, came in stark contrast to the light, bubbly nature of “Sunrain,” and throughout the recording you can hear the crowd going off at this unexpected change, singing along to the chorus. To finish out the first set, the group offered up yet another feel-good fan favorite, “Sunrain”, much to the delight of the crowd.Lotus came back locked and loaded for the second set, kicking things off with “Age of Inexperience”. From there, the band followed up its energetic opener with a particularly segue-heavy sequence started off by “Plant Your Root” into “Umbilical Moonset”. To end the well-jammed three-song sequence, Lotus finished off the “Sunrain” from the first set that gave way to the Rage Against The Machine cover. Ending on “Bellwether” then “One Last Hurrah”, it’s clear that this show is one for the books, only solidified by the two-song encore of “72 Hours Awake” and “Greet The Mind.”You can listen to full audio of this outstanding Lotus show, courtesy of Matt Casey.last_img read more

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Listen To Prince’s Full Coachella Performance With Covers Of Radiohead, Beatles & More

first_imgBack in 2008, the beloved artist formerly and currently known as Prince graced the main stage of Coachella for a headlining performance. Easily one of the best sets in the history of Coachella, Prince played a career-spanning show that included a number of his biggest hits and some fun covers throughout.The famed concert recently made headlines, as Radiohead’s Thom Yorke asked Prince to “unblock” the video of his performance of their song “Creep.” The video of Prince’s “Creep” at Coachella was truly something to behold, and you can watch it below:In honor of The Purple One’s lifelong legacy, we wanted to share full audio from his incredible set. Listen in and experience the magic; try not to get too choked up when you hear him sing “Angel” by Sarah McLachlan… RIP Prince. The full setlist can be seen below: On Sunday, April 30, Prince, and the many incredible artists that we lost in 2016, will be honored in New Orleans during Jazz Fest for a “Funk 2016: A Tribute To Musicians We Lost” tribute concert at the Howlin’ Wolf. Prince, David Bowie, George Michael, Maurice White, Phife Dawg, and more will all be honored with musical collaborations from Michelangelo Carubba, Shira Elias, Sammi Garett, Craig Brodhead, and the entire horn section from Turkuaz, along with Joey Porter, Garrett Sayers, and Lyle Divinsky of The Motet, D.J. Williams of Karl Denson’s Tiny Universe, Danny Mayer of the Eric Krasno Band, Steveland Swatkins of Allen Stone’s band, Khris Royal and Maurice “Mobetta” Brown.The Revivalists side project RumpleSTEELskin will open the night, while Brooklyn’s own The London Souls will perform a special super-late-night performance in The Den immediately following the Fu*k 2016 tribute set. Make no mistake, this is sure to be one of the biggest throwdowns during Jazz Fest!Tickets for this special late-night performance are on sale NOW at this link!center_img Edit this setlist | More Prince setlistslast_img read more