Ahead Of The 4/20 Grateful Dead Movie Screening, Preview The 5/8/77 Cornell Mini-Doc

first_imgThis Thursday, on 4/20, theaters nationwide will screen The Grateful Dead Movie for its 40th anniversary. At over five hundred movie theaters across the country, at 7 p.m. local time, this classic movie and tribute to the Grateful Dead will screen along with some additional exclusives for these special screenings. In addition to The Grateful Dead Movie, theaters will preview Long Strange Trip, the highly anticipated film by Amir Bar-Lev and produced by Martin Scorsese that will be released to the general public via Amazon streaming services later in the year, along with a new mini-documentary about the Grateful Dead’s legendary performance at Cornell University on May 8th, 1977.In anticipation of these screenings, the folks over at Relix just premiered a preview of the May 8, 1977 Cornell University mini-documentary. You can check out the teaser for yourself below, which features a bunch of interviews with Heads who were in attendance to see that iconic “Morning Dew” go down. Check it out for yourself below, and grab tickets for the movie when it hits theaters this Thursday here.last_img read more

LOCKN’ To Host FREE “Here Comes Sunshine” Open House Tomorrow

first_imgWith this year’s LOCKN’ right around the corner, festival organizers are inviting fans and attendees to a special open house-type event dubbed “Here Comes Sunshine” on Saturday, August 5th on-site at the newly named Infinity Downs Farms in Arrington, VA. This FREE event will give a first-look at the various festival upgrades that will be featured on the site, including less walking, more shade, improved sight lines, and more efficient traffic routes, among other upgrades designed to improve the overall festival experience for all attendees.RSVP “HERE COMES SUNSHINE: AN EXCLUSIVE LOCKN’ OPEN HOUSE”The event will also feature hayride tours, food trucks, complimentary beer, and a special “Days Between” celebration in honor of Jerry Garcia, with an unveiling of a full-scale Terrapin Station replica and live DVD screening of Jerry Garcia Band Live at Shoreline (9/1/90) in high-definition and full concert audio later in the evening.Another upgrade featured at this year’s event will be LOCKN’s beloved Garcia’s Forest which will be expanded and include a “Terrapin Station Porch,” showcasing weekend-long attractions, including performances by Holly Bowling, Midnight North, Danny Louis, Nicki Bluhm Band, Jason Crosby, Nicole Atkins Band, Melvin Seals, and much more.Garcia’s Forest will be as transcendent as ever, and will feature a wide range of interactive activities, spanning from weekend yoga to an eagerly anticipated screening of Long Strange Trip, director Amir Bar-Lev’s acclaimed documentary history of the Grateful Dead. More information can be found here.LOCKN’ is celebrating the 40th anniversary of the Grateful Dead’s Terrapin Station in a big way, not only will the festival feature the full-scale Terrapin Station replica, but Bob Weir will join Phil Lesh, The Terrapin Family Band, and Nicki Bluhm for a once-in-a-lifetime performance of the Grateful Dead’s 1977 classic album. Head to the festival website to get your tickets today!last_img read more

Nik Greeley & The Operators Share “Sunba,” Announce Tour With West End Blend

first_imgNik Greeley & The Operators have released a brand new video for their soul-rocking single “Sunba,” recorded live in the studio at Drexel University Philadelphia, PA. The Operators feature Philly’s own Swift Technique “The ST’s” horn section, along with Zach LoPresti of prog-jam up-and-comers Out of the Beardspace, guitarist Zack Smith, bassist Kenny Vincent, drummer Joe Baldacci, and vocalist Robyn Mello of Edenspore. Together, and behind the musical maestro Nik Greeley himself, is a smooth-grooving collective that fully avoids staying in any one genre. “Written with the inspiration of the Golden State in my eyes, ‘Sunba’ speaks to the passion & oddly everlasting feeling of infatuation. Share this song with someone you love!” urges songwriter Zach LoPresti. In celebration of this release, the band has also shared a new batch of fall tour dates with funk and soul powerhouse West End Blend. Together, the show is expected to deliver high volumes of funk, extreme balance of soul, and energetic showmanship on both ends.Nik Greely & The Operators will perform King of Prussia Beer Festival at KOP Mall (King of Prussia, PA) on October 7th and Milkboy with Andy Frasco & The U.N. on October 13th, before joining up with West End Blend for a north eastern tour. The co-tour will see the two bands hit Martin’s in Roanoke, Virginia, One Stop in Asheville, NC, Crossbones in Greenville, NC, The Whiskey in Wilmington, NC, Tipsy Music Pub in Greenville, SC, before returning for a hometown throwdown at Milkboy mid-November.NIK GREELY & THE OPERATORS // 2017 FALL DATES10/7 – King of Prussia Beer Festival at KOP Mall (King of Prussia, PA)10/13 – Milkboy w/ Andy Frasco & The U.N.10/14 – Sproutoberfest at Sprout Collective (West Chester, PA)11/8 – Martin’s (Roanoke, VA) **11/9 – One Stop (Asheville, NC) **11/10 – Crossbones (Greenville, NC) **11/11 – The Whiskey (Wilmington, NC) **11/12 – Tipsy Music Pub (Greenville, SC) **11/24 – Milkboy (Philadelphia, PA) **** w/ West End Blendlast_img read more

The Disco Biscuits Level Up With Video Game-Themed New Year’s Show [Watch]

first_img[Photo: Silky Shots via The Disco Biscuits’ Facebook page] The Disco Biscuits finished off their four-night New Year’s run at New York City’s PlayStation Theatre last night with an expansive video game-themed show. Throughout the show, Aron Magner and Allan Aucoin had samples of classic video game noises from Super Mario Bros., Tetris, Pacman, and more, making for a wonderous New Year’s celebration.To set the mood for the evening, the Disco Biscuits opened up their first set with the Pac Man theme, eventually working the arcade tones into “Caves of the East” and “Basis For A Day”. For their New Year’s countdown, the band used a song from Duck Tales video game—”Moon Board”—to ring in the new year, keeping with the theme of the evening. As per tradition, coming out of their New Year’s countdown, the Biscuits hit “Helicopters”, changing the lyrics to fit the new year celebration.For the second set, the Biscuits opened with the Super Mario theme, using the upbeat melody as a jumpoff point for an extensive jam rife with video game sounds and intense energy. Throughout the second set, the band kept up with the video game tones, using them throughout their classic numbers like “Aceetobee” and a return to “Basis For A Day”.Continuing on their fiery second set, the Biscuits then landed in the Tetris theme, taking on the game’s accelerated speed as they went through the synthy number. To end their stand-out second set, the group transformed the Tetris theme into an inverted “Aquatic Ape” before landing back in “Aceetobee”.For their third set, the band came back with a vengeance with “Little Lai”, weaving the tune in with the percussive Super Mario underworld theme. Recalling Thursday night’s show where the group went into the “Wearing A Towel” midsection of “7-11” into the “Apple Butter Toast” section of “Mindless Dribble”, the Biscuits switched things up, instead moving from “Apple Butter Toast” into “Wearing A Towel” before a triumphant return to “Basis For A Day”. The band then closed things out with “Strobelight & Martinis” into a return to “Helicopters” before their encore of “Frog Legs”.You can watch the performance below (do yourself a favor and please watch this show), courtesy of The Disco Biscuits.Setlist: The Disco Biscuits | PlayStation Theater | New York, NY | 12/31/2017I: Pac Man-> Caves of the East-> Basis for a Day-> Duck Tales Moon Board, Helicopters-> Bionic Helix-> And the Ladies Were the Rest of the Night (inverted)-> 42 (ending)II: Super Mario-> Aceetobee-> Basis for a Day-> Tetris-> Aquatic Ape (inverted)-> AceetobeeIII: Little Lai-> Super Mario Underworld Jam-> Little Lai, Mindless Dribble-> 7-11-> Basis for a Day, Strobelights & Martinis-> HelicoptersE: Frog Legslast_img read more

Inaugural Grandoozy Festival In Denver Announces 2018 Lineup

first_imgSince the festival’s official announcement earlier in the month, fans in Colorado and beyond have been eagerly awaiting the lineup for Grandoozy—the latest major festival presented by Superfly, the masterminds behind nationally renowned music festivals like Bonnaroo and Outside Lands. Like many Superfly events, Grandoozy, which will take place at Denver, Colorado’s Overland Golf Course from September 14th through 16th, will feature a three-day music lineup in addition to culinary attractions, art, beer, and outdoor experiences, though the event will specifically not include camping. The festival anticipates that it will draw 30,000 to 40,000 people daily, with the event capped at 80,000 people.Today, Grandoozy has announced its inaugural 2018 lineup with headliners Kendrick Lamar, Florence & The Machine, and Stevie Wonder on Friday, Saturday, and Sunday, respectively. While the lineup is clearly in its first stage, the festival has also tapped The Chainsmokers, Logic, Sturgill Simpson, Miguel, Phoenix, Young The Giant, St. Vincent, The War On Drugs, De La Soul, Mavis Staples, Big K.R.I.T., Bishop Briggs, and others. The lineup also boasts performances by Karl Denson’s Tiny Universe, Tennis, Jade Bird, Andy Frasco & The U.N., and more. You can check out the full lineup below and get more information about the inaugural Grandoozy at the festival’s website here.last_img read more

Live Nation To Sell 2018 “Festival Passport” That Gives You Access 100 Major Festivals Worldwide

first_imgToday, concert promotion giant Live Nation announced the 2018 edition of their “Festival Passport” program, which gives purchasers access to dozens of festivals taking place around the world this year for a single, fixed price of $999.Last year, Live Nation sold out of their 1,000 available Festival Passport tickets in less than one day. Following the success of that program, they have increased the number of available passports to 2,500 in addition to raising the price from $799 to $999. They have also added a VIP option to the Festival Passport program, offering 100 VIP Festival Passports for a $5,000 fee.The passes include entry into 100+ festivals taking place all over the world from April 2018 through April 2019, including Austin City Limits, Bonnaroo, Camp Bisco, EDC (Japan, Las Vegas, and Orlando editions), Electric Forest Festival, Forecastle Festival, Governor’s Ball, Isle of Wight Festival, Lollapalooza (Berlin, Chicago, and Paris editions), Music Midtown, Peach Festival, Sasquatch!, Sea Hear Now, Shaky Knees Music Festival, Sloss Music & Arts Festival, The Roots Picnic (both the Philadelphia and as-of-yet unannounced NYC editions), Voodoo Music + Arts Festival, and many more.The passes are available for purchase starting today and grant entry to many long-running U.S. festivals as well as some new events like Falls Festival in Australia, Sydney City Limits, a Creamfields event in China, RedFestDXB in the UAE, Poland’s Impact Festival, Openair Frauenfeld in Switzerland, and Edinburgh Summer Sessions. The pass also includes entry into all three Lollapalooza events in Berlin, Paris and Chicago.As Live Nation CMO Lisa Licht told Billboard in a statement, “Music festivals are all about the experience and we created Festival Passport as an innovative way to amplify that for music fans across all of our 100+ festivals worldwide. … Festival Passport is Live Nation’s tribute to our incredible festival community, and we’re excited to continue to build on the program this year by increasing the number of Festival Passports available and adding a brand new VIP tier. Those who purchased the Festival Passport last year have become part of the Live Nation family. Their passion for Live Nation and our festivals is awesome!”Live Nation will utilize Ticketmaster’s Verified Fan platform to keep the passports off the secondary market. Verified Fan registration begins today, Monday, April 9 and closes Thursday, April 12 8 p.m. PST. On the evening of Monday, April 16, fans who complete the registration will receive an email confirming whether or not they’ve been verified and whether or not they’ve been selected to participate in the on-sale. Fans who are selected will have the chance to purchase a GA or VIP Festival Passport when they go on sale here. beginning Tuesday, April 17 at 8 a.m. EST.For a full list of festivals included in Live Nation’s 2018 Festival Passport program, head here.[H/T Billboard]last_img read more

Phil Lesh & The Terrapin Family Band, Cris Jacobs Band Announce 4th Of July Celebration

first_imgPhil Lesh & The Terrapin Family Band have announced a 4th of July celebration at the Beach Park at Terrapin Crossroads featuring special guest guitarist Scott Law. Cris Jacobs Band will also join the party as a supporting act. The San Rafael, California festivities will start at 2 pm and will be open to music fans of all ages, with camping chairs and blankets encouraged for the afternoon celebration. Food and beverages will also be available for purchase. What better way to celebrate Independence Day?Tickets for the show are available here.last_img

Watch Taz Shred Through “Whipping Post” With An All-Star Band At Brooklyn Comes Alive 2017 [Video]

first_imgBrooklyn Comes Alive will return to Brooklyn’s beloved Williamsburg neighborhood on September 29th for an all-day music marathon at Brooklyn Bowl, Music Hall of Williamsburg, and Rough Trade. Inspired by the vibrant musical communities of Brooklyn and New Orleans, Brooklyn Comes Alive brings together more than 50 artists, allowing them to carry out passion projects, play with their musical heroes, and collaborate in never-before-seen formations. For more information, ticketing, and to see the full schedule for Brooklyn Comes Alive 2018, head to the festival’s website here.Brooklyn Comes Alive is sponsored by Denver-based company, Pure CBD Exchange, which creates and sells a number of CBD/cannabidiol products (What is CBD?) from concentrates, tinctures, extracts, lotions, creams, and more. The use of CBD has gained much notoriety as of late, for use as both a health and wellness supplement and to treat conditions such as epilepsy, PTSD, cancer, and a number of mental disorders and is also used for anti-inflammation, nausea reduction, sleep aid, and more. Pure CBD Exchange was co-founded by Gregg Allman Band organist/keyboardist and Brooklyn Comes Alive musician Peter Levin back in 2017.Pure CBD Exchange focuses on low-THC cannabis products with high CBD content. They work within the Colorado Industrial Hemp pilot program to distribute non-psychoactive tinctures, extracts, lotions, and more all over the world. The company has featured by companies like VICE, High Times, Leafly, and more. Brandon “Taz” Niederauer is no newcomer to the Allman Brothers family. One of Taz’s very first sit-ins was the Gregg Allman Band at the Peabody Auditorium in Daytona Beach, Florida, in 2014, just days before he boarded his first-ever Jam Cruise—a definitive turning point in his young career—where the then-10-year-old played “Whipping Post” and “Hot ‘Lanta” to a sold-out crowd. Just a few days after, Taz met the cosmic Col. Bruce Hampton on Jam Cruise 12 and they quickly became friends.During last year’s Brooklyn Comes Alive, an all-star collective of musicians gathered at Brooklyn Bowl to pay homage to fallen musical heroes Gregg Allman and Butch Trucks. “The Road Goes On Forever: Celebrating The Music Of The Allman Brothers” was Brooklyn Comes Alive‘s tribute to those two iconic musicians and the incredible music that they created, and it featured an impressive and diverse array of musicians from across the improvisational music universe.Taz was at the center of this madness, joining the all-star cast for a roaring rendition of the Allman Brothers Band’s “Whipping Post”. As the iconic bass line of “Whipping Post” began, Scott Sharrard and Niederauer buckled up, taking the excited audience on a journey of epic proportions. Taz was incredible, nailing the song’s spacey rhythm guitar while Sharrard took his solo. When it was Taz’s turn to solo, he was patient, slowly building up in speed and intensity until he exploded, unleashing what can only be described as a ferocious attack on his guitar. You can see the pure joy on Niederauer’s face, as he sails smoothly through the Allman Brothers Band classic.Watch video of Taz ripping up “Whipping Post” below.The Road Goes On Forever: The Music Of The Allman Brothers, Brooklyn Comes Alive – “Whipping Post” – 9/22/2017[Video: Live For Live Music]During the fourth-annual Brooklyn Comes Alive on September 29th, the one-day jam-packed festival will host a special tribute to iconic rock artists we lost in 2017, including Col. Bruce Hampton, Butch Trucks, and Gregg Allman. The special set will see an all-star cast of musicians come together to pay their respects to these three musical legends, including young guitar prodigy Brandon “Taz” Niederauer.For this special performance, Taz will serve as the set’s musical director and will be joined by Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award recipient and The Meters bassist, George Porter Jr.; acclaimed Lettuce guitarist, Adam Smirnoff; founding drummer of Col. Bruce’s Aquarium Rescue Unit, Jeff Sipe; Gregg Allman’s organ player for the Gregg Allman Band, Peter Levin; and former American Idol contestant and current vocalist for Taz’s solo band, Elise Testone. The show takes place from 6:45 to 8:00 p.m., Saturday, September 29th, at the Brooklyn Bowl.last_img read more

The Roots Announce Five-Show New Year’s Run

first_imgThe Roots have announced an upcoming five-show New Year’s run, or as the legendary crew likes to call a “holiday tour.” The band will focus on the Eastern Seaboard over the course of their five-show stint.The Roots will start the run at Boston’s House Of Blues on Wednesday, December 26th, before heading south to Montclair, NJ’s Wellmont Theatre the following evening, Thursday, December 27th. The Roots then continue south with a show at Silver Spring, MD’s Fillmore on Friday, December 28th, and then hit Miami Beach, FL’s Fillmore, on Sunday, December 30th, following a night off on the 29th. The five-show run will conclude with an NYE show at Atlanta, GA’s Coca-Cola Roxy.Tickets go on sale to the general public this Friday, October 26th at 10 a.m. (EST) via Live Nation here.[H/T Jambase]last_img read more

As The Crow Flies Announces Two-Night NYE Run

first_imgChris Robinson‘s As The Crow Flies project has announced a two-night New Year’s Eve run at Port Chester, NY’s rock palace, The Capitol Theatre, set to take place on December 30th and 31st. The shows mark the band’s return to where they started, after playing their first-ever show at The Cap in April of 2018. Playing songs from The Black Crowes‘ songbook, the band features Crowes guitarist Audley Freed and bassist Andy Hess, Chris Robinson Brotherhood drummer Tony Leone and keyboardist Adam MacDougall, and guitarist Marcus King of the upstart Marcus King Band (who will serve as openers for the run).While it’s been over four years since the Black Crowes broke up, Chris Robinson has spent the last couple of years touring with the Chris Robinson Brotherhood, creating new music, and throwing shade at his brother and former bandmate Rich Robinson (to whom he hasn’t spoken in five years) for his own new project, The Magpie Salute, which Chris called “a Black Crowes tribute band” in a recent interview with Howard Stern.In an interview earlier this year, Robinson told Rolling Stone,We’ve discussed a few covers, but pretty much I want to just concentrate on the main Black Crowes albums, the songs that people will know. I’m not flogging away in the Black Crowes anymore, so there’s a celebratory element to it. If I haven’t sang ‘She Talks to Angels’ for five years, I’m going to have fun singing it every night for a few weeks. I have this thing called the CRB that is my wild imagination, my adventure and everything is there. Like I said, we have three weeks off. The other guys in the CRB are busy, so it just was a perfect time.Tickets for As The Crow Flies upcoming New Year’s Eve run go on sale this Wednesday, November 7th, at 10 a.m. (EST) here.[H/T Jambase]last_img read more