Gregg Allman Announces Lineup For Red Rocks Edition Of Laid Back Festival

first_imgThere’s certainly an inherent magic that comes along with Morrison, CO venue Red Rocks Amphitheatre, but that feeling is only intensified when a true legend takes the stage. That’s the plan for September 25th, when Gregg Allman graces the Red Rocks stage for one of his five Laid Back Festivals this year. Not only is Allman performing with his new solo band, but the Allman Brother has curated the whole festival, from music to food to drinks and more!Gregg Allman Reveals The Lineup For The First Of His Five ‘Laid Back’ FestivalsThe full lineup sees performances from ZZ Top, Richie Furay Band, Jaimoe’s Jasssz Band, Gabriel Kelley, Lucie Silvas, Levon and People’s Blues Of Richmond. Now that’s the way to do it!Check out the full lineup below, and head here to find tickets.[H/T JamBase]last_img read more

What A Wonderful World: Celebrating The Birthday Of Jazz Icon Louis Armstrong

first_imgWhether you know him by his given name Louis Daniel Armstrong, his nickname Satchmo, the rhythm of his singular scat singing style or just the unmistakable peel of his trumpet, Louis Armstrong is one of the most indelible presences in music history. When the rest of the nation was segregated by bigotry and law, Satchmo’s popularity among all races was an important first step for the integration of music and society itself. Though there were always those who wished he did more, few entertainers had a more profound effect on race relations than Armstrong.As a child in the dirt poor, turn-of-the-century South, Armstrong faced the toughest of roads. Abandoned by his father while still an infant, he saw his mother forced to turn to prostitution to ensure the family’s survival. Armstrong took odd jobs and sang in the street, trying desperately to help feed his family. A chance encounter with a Jewish junk-dealing family taught him that the ugliness of institutional racism that he had come to take for granted applied to more than those who shared his skin color.Here’s Satchmo with one of his signature hits, “When The Saints Go Marching In.”Honing his considerable playing gifts on corners, in taverns and on the decks of steamboats, Armstrong began to catch the eye of the major players. Job offers started coming that would free him from the need to work during the day, allowing him to live for his music. Growing into adulthood, he started to understand how the world really worked. He had long accepted that, while some audiences would never see him as anything more than another black man there for their amusement, the power of music was the greatest equalizer. His vocal and playing skills, as well as his megawatt smile and easy going demeanor charmed the hearts of all within earshot of his amazing performances.Armstrong moved to the hub of the jazz world, Chicago. His emerging genius on the trumpet saw him performing with every up-and-coming horn player who came through town. Though he was content to finally be making enough money to survive comfortably, his wife Lil pushed him to seek more prominence among his peers, commensurate with what his impressive talents deserved. Following opportunities to New York and then back to Chicago, Armstrong finally began to play and record under how own name and make real money.While his playing was blowing minds, his scat singing and vocal improvisations were quickly changing the very concept of singing. Coupled with his unmatched expressive playing style, Armstrong was a true force for music innovation. He led his bands with an assured sense of style and confidence that transcended the confines of recordings and live performances. As the decades progressed and tension between the races came to a boil, Armstrong found himself living in New York and missing his lost home, though he had never stopped writing his friends and family in New Orleans.The only thing that made it all worthwhile to Armstrong was playing. “When I’m out there, and I’m blowin’ my horn or singin’ my songs, ain’t nobody can bring me down” he said when asked how he escaped the strain of expectations. His use of his star power to share the spotlight with Ella Fitzgerald and many of the other big names and rising talents of the day helped build the careers of his fellow players and provide an example to black youth who had never even considered the path of entertainer.Watch Louis Armstrong and Ella Fitzgerald performing their classic duet, “Dream A Little Dream Of Me.”The last decades of his life were marked by great civil unrest, and those at the forefront of that movement openly questioned Armstrong’s lack of commitment to the struggle for equality. Though he would never manage to speak his mind as plainly as some wished, through his playing he showed the world that the color of skin matters little next to the passion of the heart. It’s hard to imagine anyone living a life as much in the public eye at such a crucial time in history with as much restraint and dignity as Armstrong managed. Louis Armstrong was a true hero to more than just the music world…he was a hero for us all.To close this piece, we’ll leave you with one more Armstrong ballad: “What A Wonderful World.”last_img read more

Watch This Treadmill Dancer Get Down To Some Phish Jams In New Mash-Up Video

first_imgMKDevo, you have been on a roll! Ever since the National Conventions, where MKDevo combined Phish music with actual footage from those events, the beloved video editor has been playfully setting fun videos to funky jams. The latest sees MKDevo taking footage of a guy going all out on a treadmill, and mashing it up with some prime funk jammage from 1997.Taken from a video posted a few days ago, the pairing of this dancing treadmill guy with “Black Eyed Katy” from 11/23/97 is everything we need from the internet today. Watch and behold the groove!Check out more of MKDevo’s funny mash-up videos in the playlist below.last_img read more

Forty Years Ago Today, David Bowie & Iggy Pop Appeared On Daytime TV And America Loved It

first_imgOn April 15th, 1977, Iggy Pop and David Bowie appeared together on Dinah! The performance was a bit eccentric for the daytime talk show, with host Dinah Shore announcing to a mostly unfamiliar audience that “Iggy Pop is considered to be the originator of what is called punk rock today.” However, their appearance together on the television show thirty years ago endeared the duo to the nationwide audience, despite it falling outside the range of more traditional guests on the show. It eventually became one of the most iconic television moments from the time, particularly considering the juxtaposition of Shore’s motherly and affectionate demeanor toward the two rock stars. Following the performance, Shore addressed with concern Iggy Pop, noting that he had cut himself on a bottle. “I’ve had treatment for that sort of thing,” responded Iggy Pop, only reinforcing his charm and rock-star swagger. You can watch their performance of “Fun Time” below, courtesy of Cosmo D.last_img read more

Nikki Glaspie on The Nth Power’s Ceremonial Bob Marley Tribute and Why Jazz Fest is the Ultimate Homie Hang

first_imgNikki Glaspie is a special brand of angelic, though she’d insist she’s just like you or I. A powerhouse funk drummer, cosmic force of nature, spiritual beacon of life, Nikki also is a superhuman workhorse when it comes to Jazz Fest gigging. No stranger to the three-show evening, Nikki somehow maintains her swerve and commands her verve, no matter how long the hours nor how deep the pocket. This year, her fantastic band, The Nth Power, is not only revisiting their extraordinary Earth Wind and Power testimonial, but unveiling a tribute to Tuff Gong himself, with their Wake Up and Live celebration of Bob Marley slated for late late night on the first Saturday, again at One Eyed Jacks.   In spite of her mind-numbingly busy schedule, Nikki Glaspie was kind enough to take a few minutes to chat with L4LM’s B.Getz. The old friends touch on several topics: Nesta, Nthfectious, being a facilitator and a magic maker in the music scene today. Nikki shares more than a musical attitude here. She shares gems, wisdom, perspective, humor, and a whole lotta love, too. There’s a heaping portion of Jazz Fest stoke included below, as nobody Lives for Live NOLA more than darling Nikki.L4LM: Miss Nikki! How goes it? I appreciate you taking the time to rap with your boy about all things Jazz Fest. Thank you so much.Nikki Glaspie: No problem, B. Good to hear from you.L4LM: I’ve seen on the interwebs that your schedule is already nuts, and it ain’t even Jazz Fest yet. Let me be brief and cut straight to the chase—You were in New Orleans for an extended run recently, so just tell me a little bit about getting back to the city.Nikki Glaspie: I mean, I was down there in March playing with Tephra Sounds, which is a new band that I have with Helen Gillett, Brian Haas, and Jessica Lurie, and it’s pretty awesome, I love it. Sometimes we have Skerik and Alex Massa too. It’s just improvisational music, you know, we play whatever comes to mind. I can’t wait to get back to New Orleans. New Orleans is like my second home, definitely my spiritual home, my spiritual hub, you know, so I am excited to get back down there and I have a gazillion gigs [giggles].L4LM: Yeah I saw. As usual, I have seen your name everywhere. You get up to get down in the Big Easy during Fest. We seent it for years. Going hard in the paint again!Nikki Glaspie: So yeah, we will see how that goes. It’s always a real good time with the people I love.L4LM: I know people are really anxious to see all the things you are going to do at Jazz Fest this year. I didn’t know about Helen Gillet until recently, thanks to you. I saw you and Brian Haas post about her, and went to her page to peep game and she looks like a badass. I saw that Eddie Van Halen cello, I was like “Man! So dope.”Nikki Glaspie: Yes, she is killin. KILLIN! And I love her. She is awesome; a great musical talent but really a beautiful soul as well, you know. Really I feel that’s what makes the music, more than anything, ya know?L4LM: Definitely. Well, if she’s hanging with you and Brian, she’s going to be a killin’ player and cool person for sure. We know this.L4LM: I’m anxious to ask you about that special Bob Marley extravaganza, you’re calling it Wake Up & Live, with The Nth Power and Friends, the first weekend on Saturday night. As you know the Earth, Wind and Power—that Maurice White night (the original engagement at One Eyed Jack’s, over Jazz Fest 2016)—gig is maybe one of my favorite three concerts attended, all time. We will talk a little bit about that redux, too, but I want to talk about the Marley thing. How did you guys shift your focus to pick that iconic songbook? What’s the thinking there, with the Bob vibes, and why now?Nikki Glaspie: Well, I think the main reason why we picked that was because of the message. I mean, especially what this country is going through right now, you know, it’s like we need it more than anything. Bob, he hits the nail right on the head. It’s been proven for years, you know what I mean? Every word still rings true. We are just hoping to remind people of that. That we have to band together to make a change, if we hope to make a change. We have to work together and put our differences aside. And that’s the thing; we really don’t have that many differences. We get it mixed up. You know, everyone is trying to do the same thing. We are all trying to do the same thing: provide for their family, provide for the ones that they love and live a happy life and that’s what everyone is trying to do. If you go to Japan, that’s what people are doing. Wherever in the world, people are doing the same things. People are working for their families, working to bring food home and take care of their kids. It doesn’t matter where you are. It’s the same thing and the same concept. We are just trying to get that message across to people all of the time. It’s like we all bleed the same red, you know? You cut me open, I’m the same color as you, you know what I’m saying? It’s so ridiculous, it’s 2017, you know?L4LM: Yes indeed Nikki. I know. WE KNOW. And I’d follow you to the gates of . . . regardless, sister, but I think everyone can identify with this message, like you said, and everybody deep down really wants what Nesta stood for. What he sang for. There’s a lot of fun songbooks and cool artist tributes you can do for a variety of different reasons, but you’ve taken a serious cultural situation and climate, and are addressing it in a way, full of love and bliss but compassion, empathy and understanding. Respect.Moving on, Nate Edgar, Nth’s phenomenal bassist, and formerly with John Brown’s Body, we already know has got those fat Family Man dubby bass lines ready to go, and we know how dynamic a frontman and guitarist Nicky Cake Cassarino is, but what else y’all got cookin’ for this? Tell us about the other players? Are you guys going to rework the tunes out of the reggae style? What can people expect from the music?Nikki Glaspie: Well I mean the thing is, we always have a cast of characters. We are always excited to play Jazz Fest because of that. It’s like everybody’s down there, and we get to play with cats we wouldn’t normally get to play with otherwise, so we got Brian Haas and Rob Marscher, two great keyboard players that I love. From way back in the day, from Addison Groove Project, Rob was in A.G.P., and we got Brian from Jacob Fred Jazz Odyssey. We got Cyril Neville singing with us. I mean, Cyril is the man.  You know. The original Don Dada, just a legend. And we got Skerik, who is like my husband (laughs), then we actually have my husband, Adam Joseph, which I am really excited to kind of introduce to the scene. We have been making music together since I was like 18, and he’s been all over the place. He’s been in Poland, Europe, touring around the world, both playing and producing music.L4LM: His debut album, you produced it?Nikki Glaspie: Yeah, we co-produced it. And then the second album as well, just came out, like last year called Love Philosophy, but a lot of people don’t know who he is. He is, you know, one of my writing partners. We have been making music for a really long time but he’s just never been in the scene, so I am really excited for him to be here this year with us and singing on that show. He’s also going to be involved with the Earth, Wind and Power show that we are bringing back, so everyone needs to seriously look out for Adam Joseph, because he’s one of the greatest singers I know. Really, super excited about that. and also we got Andrew “Da Phessa” Baham, who I have known for a long time too. We went to Berkelee together, and, you know, we never really get to do stuff together, so I called him up like “Bro, you want to play this gig?” and he said “Of course,” so again, that is the great thing about Jazz Fest. We haven’t played music together in like twelve years, so just being able to do that is . . . is awesome. It’s a great feeling, you know?We also got Shira Elias from Turkuaz and (Erin) Boyd from Phantom Vanity, singing background and again, a lot of people don’t know who Erin is, which is awesome. They are going to find out! It’s just great all around. Oh, and Weedie (Braimhah)…everyone knows Weedie…and we’ve got Raja (Kassis)!L4LM: Oh yeah, that’s right. Raja is everywhere. Here, there, then over to Africa, New York, NOLA. I love Antibalas. That dude is getting around and getting up!Nikki: Yeah, Raja is super killing it.L4LM: That is an arsenal, that krewe right there.Nikki: Yeah, I mean we got a krewe, man. We Got. A krewe.L4LM: And clearly you take a lot of pride in breaking artists like Adam Joseph and Erin Boyd to a new audience like us, because you know we will appreciate them, so if you can put them out there, you like to do that. I can tell over the years that you get a lot of pride and happiness by bringing other cats into the scene. I love that about you Nikki. You are a facilitator.Nikki Glaspie: Yeah absolutely, all the time. That’s always something we like to do is introduce people to the scene. The scene is always looking for fresh faces, fresh talent, you know, we got plenty of it. We got talent for days man. Days. That is the other great thing about music in general: it’s just the gift that keeps on giving. It never stops, you know, there’s always musicians all over the place that are amazing that haven’t been seen or heard enough, you know?.L4LM: Absolutely. I love that about the scene, there’s always somebody new getting nice and getting noticed. But also it’s a small world and it feels like an extended family after all these Jazz Fests. Its funny you brought up Addison Groove Project and Jacob Fred Jazz Odyssey, plus Raja Kassis (Antibalas), as the first time I ever saw any of y’all was the same place, BerkFest in 2002, you were rocking with Sam Kinninger Band (ex-Lettuce, Soulive) at that time. It’s really cool to see y’all get back together like that and do it. Some full circle type shit right there. Back to the essence of where this whole scene took shape in the Northeast, back where it all began, for me atleast.Nikki: Yeah, I mean it’s almost like serendipitous. That’s what it feels like and also what I was saying before about everyone needing to band together and I mean, that’s exactly what we have in the band, you know? The band is people from all different bands and all walks of life, with the same intention; we are actively displaying what we are trying to get across to people, you know what I mean?L4LM: Yeah, I totally know what you mean. That’s got us psyched, inspired, and is moving just to hear you talk about it like that. Let’s check in on some other hits. I see you have something with the band and Nigel, the Nthfectious, at the Leaf super late one night second weekend. How cool is that? Again, going back where it all began. With Adam Joseph in the mix, too. That one is going to be special.Nikki Glaspie: We’re just playing music, man… you know, that’s it. Music. It’s all about the music. B, you know we also have Viveca Hawkins on that gig?L4LM: Oh yeah! I saw that. I didn’t mean to exclude her. I see her out and about, here in the Bay all the time. Been waiting on the rest of the world to find out about her. Love Viveca. MIZZ HAWKINS!  She most definitely does her thang, and looks real good doin’ it, too.Nikki: Yeah she was just singing with Dumpstaphunk last week, you know, she can sing it all. She’s really great. Known her a long time too. And she’s going to be singing with us too during Jazz Fest. And of course, wherever Dumpstaphunk is, you know I’m not far away. That’s family.L4LM: I am looking forward to that too. You’ve got that extra funkafied gear behind the kit with Dumpsta. I know that krewe was a gamechanger for you, and still is.  There’s so much to see down there at Jazz Fest, gotta do your best to catch the most jams, but can’t stress over what you miss. Jazz Fest has a special brand of FOMO that can eat you alive. Right now, I think I am seeing four of your hits over the nine days, so not bad, not bad.Nikki: Yeah, that’s pretty good man. I appreciate that. I want to add that I am also doing some gigs with Zack Starkey. Do you know him? Played drums with The Who most recently. He is Ringo Starr’s son, and he is just ridiculous. He also plays guitar, so we are taking him to do a bunch of stuff. We are doing the late night Maple Leaf, and the hits at the Carver Theatre. We are doing something for Peter Tosh because it’s the 40th anniversary of Legalize It. We got Cyril on that too.L4LM: Okay one last thing that I am asking everybody who I am interviewing about Jazz Fest: Other than your own hits, what would you be most stoked about if you could go see anything during Fest this year?Nikki Glaspie: Man, you know, Stevie Wonder. Stevie Wonder at the Fairgrounds, Frankie Beverly at the Fairgrounds with Maze. And the whole Cuba coming to New Orleans, like that entire thing, all that Cuba stuff that’s coming. I want to see all of that. I honestly don’t know what I am going to be able to see, because I am working so much. I also want to see Sput Searight, he has the whole night at the Nile one night. I honestly don’t think I have a day off though. So we’ll see.L4LM: Well just know in your heart, no matter how tired you might get, that we appreciate you and all the things you do for us, for the art, for the culture, and for the love. I just want to pay you respect, Darling Nikki, and a tribute to you because before I was your friend, I was a big fan, and best believe still am a big fan. It’s so beautiful to see you step into yourself as an artist over the past 15ish years, now to hear you spit rhymes on the mic or lead singing, or just really pushing the drum envelope in your own special way. You are somebody we are really proud to call one of us; in the vibe, scene, I love you, and I think I speak for a lot of people when I say that.Nikki Glaspie: Aw, well thanks. I am really honored as well, man. It is just an honor. For a long time, I was not really a part of the scene- like when I started my professional career, playing with Sam (Kinninger) and then going and playing with Beyonce for five years all over the world. I am just grateful for the scene because I came back from playing with Beyonce and I joined Dumpstaphunk. Everybody, all the fans and people really welcomed me with open arms, and I am really grateful because I wouldn’t be able to do it without you guys, without the fans, without all the music lovers, I wouldn’t be able to do any of this music, and we really express ourselves out there.You know, I am thankful for people lending their ear, to want to listen, to hear what we have to say and that is very special. A lot of people ask me all the time you know, “how do I get into that scene?” and I’m like “you just, you know, I’m very blessed to be in it” I don’t even really know how to tell somebody how to be in it, you know. Just come down and play music, and get familiar with everyone, that’s really all it is. It’s a family. It’s a community. And I am grateful.L4LM: I feel the same way, to be a part of it from another side, and to bring more people into the circle. It seems like you’re doing that, bringing new faces to the community, so hopefully in a few weeks, we will have some new family members after Jazz Fest.Nikki Glaspie: And one more thing to mention, I am really super excited about is we always do our gig on Monday night after Jazz Fest is over, at the Nile.L4LM: Yes! Nikki, that’s tradition now. That Monday Nile hit post Fest is the best, because everyone is done working, and it’s mainly just players and people who are involved from the inside out. Extended fam, musicians, the heart of the community that is still there, and still functional, is at your Monday Nile gig.Nikki Glaspie: Yeah, most of the crowd is players and that’s the thing. That is what I wanted. What we intended. Everybody is working so hard, for like two weeks, I just want to have a night where everyone can really hang out and chill, really vibe, you know? I am super excited, because we have Cheryl Pepsi Riley coming down and singing with us that night of the Nile gig. If anybody doesn’t know her, I mean, she is one of the greatest singers. She is just so incredible. I don’t even have the words to express how incredible she is. Anyone who has seen her before, knows how incredible she is, so that’s another person I am very happy to be bringing down and exposing to everyone because they need to know who this woman is. She has a voice of an angel.L4LM: Sweet, well it’s tradition to end with that Monday at The Nile. And Ms. Riley sounds perfect for the final throwdown.Nikki: The last hoorah!L4LM: The last hoorah! Yes indeedy. Thanks Nikki for the time, the words, the wisdom, the beats! See you in the Crescent City.Nikki: No problem, B.As told to B.Getzlast_img read more

ISIS Responsible For 22 Dead, 59 Injured From Explosions At Ariana Grande Concert

first_imgErin McDougle, 20, from Newcastle told The Guardian: “There was a loud bang at the end of the concert. The lights were already on so we knew it wasn’t part of the show. At first we thought it was a bomb. There was a lot of smoke. People started running out. When we got outside the arena there were dozens of police vans and quite a few ambulances.” A group of young men from Sheffield said they had seen at least five people covered in blood and others being carried out by bouncers. “Ariana Grande had just gone behind the curtain and the lights came up when there was this massive bang and a big cloud of smoke. I saw five people with blood all down them.” Sophie Tedd, 25, from Darlington, said the noise and smoke seemed to come from the tiered seating stage right. “We were sitting on that side then suddenly there was this big bang in the block next to us. Everyone started screaming and we nearly got trampled on. There was a burning smell.”We are incredibly saddened by the events that took place on Monday night, and will continue to share updates as they pertain to the safety of large gathering, live music events. Our hearts go out to Ariana Grande and all those in attendance of her concert, and to those effected by this madness.[Photograph by Christopher Furlong / Getty Images] Prime Minister Theresa May says the threat level remains severe as the investigation continues. “We now know that a single terrorist detonated his improvized explosive device near one of the exits of the venue, deliberately choosing the time and place to cause maximum carnage and to kill and injure indiscriminately,” she said in a statement.“The explosion coincided with the conclusion of a pop concert which was attended by many young families and groups of children… This attack stands out for its appalling, sickening cowardice, deliberately targeting innocent, defenseless children and young people who should have been enjoying one of the most memorable nights of their lives.”Mrs. May adds that “it is the worst attack the city has experienced and the worst ever to hit the North of England.” Read her full statement here.23-year-old pop singer Ariana Grande has remained understandably quiet since Monday night’s events, tweeting only the following message: Horrific news broke last night when an explosion rang out at the end of pop singer Ariana Grande‘s concert at Manchester Arena in Manchester, England. According to the most recent report from the Associated Press, the explosion killed 22 people and injured 59. With the nature of the pop concert, many of those effected were teenagers.A 23-year-old man has been arrested, whom Manchester Police say is in connection to the “apparent suicide bombing,” though the assailant died in the explosion. After the man’s arrest, the Islamic State group confirmed their involvement, saying “a soldier of the caliphate planted bombs in the middle of Crusaders gatherings.”According to the terrorist group, “30 Crusaders were killed and 70 others were wounded,” but these estimations are significantly higher than police reports.last_img read more

Hear McLovins’ Newest Single, The Sentimental Ode To Late-Night Bars “One More”

first_imgUpcoming 2018 McLovins Tour DatesJanuary 23 – Rex Theater, Pittsburgh, PAJanuary 24 – Skully’s Music Diner, Columbus, OHJanuary 25 – Headliner’s Louisville, KYJanuary 26 – Grey Eagle, Asheville, NCJanuary 27 – Southgate House, Newpot, KYJanuary 28 – Riot Room, Kansas City, KS(all dates supporting Flobots) In 2008, the McLovins out of Hartford, Connecticut, enjoyed breakout success after their impressive cover of Phish’s “You Enjoy Myself” went viral—at the time, the band’s members were between 14 and 16 years old. In the decade since, the band has inevitably grown, both as individuals and as an ever-popular jam band. The members of McLovins are now in their mid-20’s and have all graduated college, affording them the time to focus fully on McLovins and continue to strengthen their improvisational and songwriting skills. As such, the band’s sound has matured as well, with the group diverging somewhat from their humble jam beginnings and developing toward a more solidly rock ‘n’ roll vibe.McLovins Share New Single “Anxious”, Will Headline Brooklyn’s Knitting FactoryIn recent months, McLovins have been releasing a number of tracks as a lead up to the group’s new EP due out in January 2018. On the heels of “Great Escape” and “Anxious”, today, the band has released “One More”—a tune that truly underlines the immense growth of the project since their initial success that marked them as a stand-out jam band on the scene. “One More” is a sentimental reflection on late nights and loneliness, with the band offering up a relatable single that pulls on the heartstrings and evokes alternative rock from the 90’s.McLovins Debut New ‘Basement Takes’ Video Of Original Track, “All Is All”As drummer and frontman Jake Huffman said about writing the lyrics to the tune, “While I was living in the East Village, I became intertwined with the late night bar scene.  I found comfort in having these haunts, not only to keep my sleeping schedule while in-between tours but to surround myself with a similar ilk of people who would also spend many of their nights in barrooms. As a writer, the creative part of my brain never truly shut off, and writing notes and lyrics on bar napkins—as cliche as it sounds—became a common occurrence.  I was locked into so many bars, drink in hand, watching the bartenders count their drawer, receiving soft advice between drags of cigarettes. ‘One More’ was an inevitable song. It’s the sleep late, after-hours anthem.”Tom Marshall Welcomes McLovins’ Jake Huffman On Latest Under The ScalesYou can listen to the latest from McLovins, their new song, “One More” below. For East Coast friends, you can catch the band live in action this Friday, November 24th, for the group’s tour-closing headlining show at Brooklyn’s Knitting Factory with Bronx psych-funk act The Lvnguage. Tickets are currently on-sale and can be purchased here. For event updates and additional information, join the Facebook Event page. You can also catch McLovins on the road this January, when the group will be supporting Flobots on a six-date Midwest tour for the first leg of their 2018 winter tour (dates below).last_img read more

The Beatles’ Ringo Starr, Bee Gees’ Barry Gibb Named Knights By The Queen Of England

first_imgAt her annual New Year’s Honours ceremony, in which she exercises a power that only she has under British law in anointing a new members of the “orders of chivalry,” both former Beatle Ringo Starr and the Bee Gees Barry Gibb were officially knighted, among other contributors to the arts, science, public service, and more.In 1965, Starr, whose legal name is Richard Starkey, was knighted along with his Fab Four bandmates in 1965 as Members of the Most Excellent Order of the British Empire (MBE). However, Paul McCartney, the only other surviving member of what many consider to be the most influential band of all time, was knighted on his own in 1997, and until this year had remained the only individual band member to receive the honor. This year, the Queen honored Starr as an individual member of the Most Excellent Order of the British Empire for “services to music.”Many people, including McCartney himself, have long voiced their opinion that Starr deserved the honor as well. In 2011, he told NME that it was “about time,” and joked about putting in a good word to the Queen for his former bandmate: “The last time I went by [Queen Elizabeth] was out. Otherwise, I would have popped in and said ‘Look, love, Sir Richard Starkey,’” McCartney said (via The Telegraph).Ringo Starr’s New Album Features Paul McCartney, Peter Frampton, Edgar Winter, And More [Single]In a statement following the announcement of his solo knighthood, Starr told the BBC, “It’s great! It’s an honour and a pleasure to be considered and acknowledged for my music and my charity work, both of which I love. Peace and love.” Starr’s charity work includes donations to causes supporting AIDS awareness, abused children, human rights, poverty around the world and the creative arts.Gibb was knighted as a Commander of the Order of the British Empire (CBE) alongside the Bee Gees in 2004 but, like Starr, didn’t receive his own knighthood until this year. He was given a “Knights Bachelor” for his “services to Music and charity.” In a statement, he muses, “I’m deeply honoured, humbled, and very proud…This is a moment to be treasured and never forgotten. I want to acknowledge how responsible my brothers are for this honour. It is as much theirs as it is mine.”Other honorees this year include Soft Cell singer Marc Almond, House actor Hugh Laurie and U.K. grime rapper Wiley.For a full list of Queen Elizabeth’s 2018 New Year’s Honours here via the U.K. government website.[h/t – Rolling Stone]last_img read more

Rolling Stones’ Ronnie Wood Reveals He Is Cancer-Free

first_imgRolling Stones guitarist Ronnie Wood has revealed that he is a cancer free. When asked about his illness during a new interview with Metro, the 70-year-old English musician answered, “I had three months of check-ups and it was all clear and they said go and enjoy life.”Wood was diagnosed with lung cancer in early in 2017, though he didn’t announce the news until August of last year. The guitarist explained that doctors had discovered, “a supernova burning away on my left lung … He asked me what I wanted to do and my answer was simple: ‘Just get it out of me.’” At the time, Wood decided to forgo chemotherapy treatment because he was afraid of losing his hair. Apparently, it’s a decision he doesn’t regret.“I don’t want to lose my hair,” Wood told Metro in the new interview. “If your body is riddled with cancer, it’s a losing cause. Luckily, all mine was contained within the left lung and I was fortunate enough to get shot of it, bang. There was none in the rest of my body so I didn’t require chemo.” Wood added that, after smoking for 50 years, it’s “a wonder I wasn’t riddled with cancer in both lungs. It’s a wonder they both didn’t explode.”The Rolling Stones will return to the road this summer when they play a number of shows in Europe over the course of May, June, and July.last_img read more

Bob Weir And Wolf Bros Announce Chicago Webcasts

first_imgBob Weir and Wolf Bros, the Grateful Dead guitarist’s new trio featuring drummer Jay Lane (Furthur, RatDog) and legendary upright bassist, producer, and current Blue Note Records president Don Was, officially opened their inaugural tour last night at Grand Sierra Resort & Casino in Reno, NV. While the new trio made their first onstage appearance as part of a San Francisco benefit show on Saturday with help from Mickey Hart and John Mayer, the Reno performance marked their first official show under the Wolf Bros banner. With a full month ahead of them on the road, the nationwide anticipation is at an all-time high.Today, announced that they will be teaming up with Bob Weir and Wolf Bros to provide webcasts of the group’s October 31st and November 1st shows at Chicago’s The Chicago Theatre. You can pre-order HD and SD live streams here, and tune in at 8 pm ET on Weir and Wolf Bros’ tour will make stops in various markets across the country, including shows in Los Angeles, CA; Santa Barbara, CA; Portland, OR; Seattle, WA; Missoula, MT; Salt Lake City, UT; Albuquerque, NM; and Denver, CO. Following a Halloween night performance and the 11/1 show at The Chicago Theatre in Chicago, IL, Bob Weir and Wolf Bros will continue eastward, stopping in Nashville, TN; Louisville, KY; and Syracuse, NY before a two-night stand at Port Chester, NY’s storied Capitol Theatre (11/9–11/10). Finally, the tour will close with a run of four more northeast shows, including stops in Washington, D.C. (11/12); Philadelphia, PA (11/13); Boston, MA (11/15–11/16); and a now-two-night closing stint New York City’s Beacon Theatre (11/18–11/19).You can check out a full list of the upcoming Bob Weir and Wolf Bros dates below. For more information, head to Bobby’s website.Bob Weir and Wolf Bros Upcoming Tour Dates10/16 – Reno, NV – Grand Sierra Resort and Casino10/18 – Los Angeles, CA – The Theatre at Ace Hotel10/20 – Santa Barbara, CA – Arlington Theatre10/22 – Portland, OR – Keller Auditorium10/23 – Seattle, WA – Moore Theatre10/24 – Missoula, MT – Wilma Theatre10/26 – Salt Lake City, UT – Eccles Theater10/27 – Albuquerque, NM – Kiva Auditorium at the Albuquerque Convention Center10/29 – Denver, CO – Paramount Theatre10/31 – Chicago, IL – The Chicago Theatre11/1 – Chicago, IL – The Chicago Theatre11/5 – Nashville, TN – Ryman Auditorium11/6 – Louisville, KY – Palace Theatre11/8 – Syracuse, NY – LAndmark Theatre11/9 – Port Chester, NY – Capitol Theatre11/10 – Port Chester, NY – Capitol Theatre11/12 – Washington, DC – Warner Theatre11/13 – Philadelphia, PA – The Fillmore11/15 – Boston, MA – Boch Center Wang Theatre11/16 – Boston, MA – Boch Center Wang Theatre11/18 – New York, NY – Beacon Theatre11/19 – New York, NY – Beacon TheatreView All Tour Dateslast_img read more