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Load remaining images Last night, up and coming funk rockers Dank made their way to Clyde’s On Main in Chattanooga, TN for a killer performance. The Atlanta-based group has been touring the Southeast this fall, and took to the Tennessee town for a great performance. With Nashville-based Maradeen on as support, both bands gave fans a great and energetic showing on a fun Friday night. Maradeen’s blues-based sound fused well with Dank’s funkier tones, as the two bands collaborated throughout the night. Dank also put down a great cover of Led Zeppelin’s “No Quarter” that was incredible!Fortunately, CJ Stewart Photography was on hand to capture the magic! Check out a gallery of his images below.
With their new box set Early Years: 1965-1972 coming out next week, Pink Floyd continues to build excitement by sharing new material. The newest such release takes us back to the band’s earliest days, when Syd Barrett was a member of their lineup.BBC 6 Music had the distinct honor of premiering a Barrett-penned track called “Vegetable Man,” a song written in 1965. Barrett also sings lead on the track, which was never officially released until now. Though “Vegetable Man” had circulated as a demo, the official release highlights Pink Floyd’s formative years.Listen to the recording via BBC 6 Music, here. You can scroll to the 51:15 mark to hear “Vegetable Man.”[H/T Consequence of Sound]
It is with a heavy heart that we report on the tragedy at The BPM Festival, a ten-day dance music event taking place in Playa Del Carmen, Mexico. The festival’s final day was marked by sadness, as a lone gunman opened fire outside of the Blue Parrot nightclub and killed four people, injuring 12 more in the process as well.The BPM Festival is known as one of the elite destination events in the electronic music scene, as artists from all around the world flock to the shores of the Mayan Riviera for music, beach life, and tropical explorations. This heartbreaking event occurred just outside one of the nightclubs hosting a BPM event, as part of the fest’s 10th anniversary.The festival released the following statement about the tragic incident:It is with great sadness to share that police have confirmed reports of a lone shooter outside the Blue Parrot nightclub in Playa Del Carmen earlier today, which resulted in four fatalities and twelve injured. The violence began on 12th street in front of the club and three members of the BPM security team were among those whose lives were lost while trying to protect patrons inside the venue.The BPM Festival has been working closely with the local authorities (Seguridad Publica / Policia Turistica) throughout the festival to ensure public safety and security for all visitors. We are overcome with grief over this senseless act of violence and we are cooperating fully with local law enforcement and government officials as they continue their investigation.Our thoughts and prayers are with all the victims and their families and all those affected by these tragic events.The BPM Festival Familia~~~Es con mucha tristeza que compartimos los reportes confirmados de la policía que las acciones de un sujeto solitario en Blue Parrot hace unas horas, resultaron en sucesos fatales con cuatro fallecidos y doce heridos. Este acto de violencia inició en Calle 12 frente al club y tres miembros del equipo de seguridad de BPM están entre esas vidas que perdimos, mientras trataban de proteger a los asistentes en el interior de la sede.The BPM Festival ha estado trabajando en estrecha colaboración con las autoridades locales (Seguridad Pública / Policía Turística) durante el festival, para asegurar el bienestar de todos los asistentes. Estamos conmovidos con el dolor de este acto de violencia sin sentido, y cooperando plenamente con la policía local y funcionarios del gobierno a medida que continúan su investigación.Nuestros pensamientos y oraciones están con todas las víctimas y sus familias y todos aquellos afectados por estos trágicos acontecimientos.La familia The BPM FestivalOur heart goes out to the loved ones of each and every victim of this attack, as well as everyone who lived through this horrific experience.
People make all kinds of things out of ice, from sculptures to entire buildings. But the work of ice sculpturist Tim Linhart goes above and beyond visual beauty to create a truly incredible, multi-sensory experience. Linhart began making instruments out of ice over 30 years ago in the Arctic region of Luleå, Swedish Lapland. Over time, the scope of his vision has expanded by leaps and bounds. Today, you can go to one of his specially-designed ice concert halls and watch bands perform a wide array of music–entirely on instruments made of ice. But don’t just take our word for it; this is something you need to see (and hear) to believe. Watch Linhart explain his creative process in the National Geographic segment below:The video features incredible footage of musicians performing with Linhart’s ice instruments–from guitars to violins to xylophones to drums and beyond. Linhart also explains how he approaches the challenge of maintaining and keeping the instruments tune during performances as natural heat sources inevitably begin to melt them.As Linhart explains in a second video below (via Ice Music’s YouTube page), “There are so many places where it’s cold, and the winter is dark and long. We should be going outside and involving ourselves in the climate and the environment we live in. And this is a great way for people here to do that.” For that reason, he is committed to having a variety of different kinds of performances in his Swedish Ice Music palace. “We wanna have a wide variety of musical events so that there’s something fun and interesting for people to come and see, not just once but repeatedly. If you live [here], we hope this becomes a place you take your date.”You can learn more about Tim Linhart and his incredible work here.[Cover images via Ice Music’s website]
The Magic Beans have not only become a staple of the Colorado music scene, but have branched out nationally in becoming one of the major up-and-coming acts in the greater jam scene today. With a headlining show at Boulder’s The Fox Theatre for the venue’s month-long 25th Anniversary celebration coming up, along with a lengthy Spring tour with support from Yak Attack and Teddy Midnight, the Beans are getting ready to release a new EP, titled ‘Common Mind’ as well. We caught up with lead guitarist and singer Scott Hachey to catch up on all things Beans….Live For Live Music: So tell us about this upcoming EP.Scott Hachey: The name of the EP is Common Mind, which is also one of the tracks on the release. For the most part, its about human nature getting in the way of everyone coming together and connecting. I think its a suitable title for the EP because the music is at its best when the band comes together in a common mindset, like we did on these tracks.L4LM: How has your sound evolved from your last couple of releases to now?SH: I’d say the sound is constantly evolving. Our last full album, Sites & Sounds, was a couple years ago and we’ve changed a lot as a band since then. We’re all growing as people and musicians everyday cause thats kinda how life goes – you just keep changing and evolving. So the music keeps maturing and we keep trying to bring in new genres and influences that we get turned onto as we write new material. We’ve been touring A LOT too so that always helps push the music.Our last release was an EP as well called The Foam, and it was a ton of fun to make. Thats definitely a more contemporary look at the current sound. We actually enjoyed the process so much, we did this new EP at the same studio and with the same team. So these two EPs will probably sound pretty congruent, like if you put them together they’d make a great full album. We’ve just been touring so much that its been hard to do a full album, so these EPs have let us get out fresh studio work to the people when we have time off from the road. They’ve also allowed us to give some road tested material the studio treatment, which is fun.L4LM: Any backstory for the single that is being released, or the EP, in general?SH: The single, “Always Cool“, is a laid back funky instrumental featuring the very featurable Nicholas Gerlach on sax as well as Matt and Mark Wilkolak on trumpet and trombone. It has a sweet hook, tight snare, and sizable bass solo near the end that is worth mentioning. It should make people feel good is our hope, and the lyrics have a positive message urging people to just listen to the music.The EP features a lot of different stuff though. From some livetronica stuff to a New Orleans-esque tune called “Love Stank.” We like to keep it fresh and embrace a lot of feels in our music. It also features the masterful work of percussionist/drummer, Will Trask, from The Runnikine on almost every track. He’s actually our ex-drummer and one of my best guys.Listen to “Always Cool” below, exclusively through Live For Live Music:L4LM: You guys are based out of Nederland/Boulder area, right? There must be plenty of inspiration derived from such natural beauty all over….SH: You know it. Colorado is full of that stuff. Our first few years as a band we strictly toured the state and lived together up in Nederland at 9000 feet. So we’re constantly wrapped up in the nature out here and its definitely inspirational. As a songwriter, I write a majority of my tunes in the outdoors. So, its natural for those themes to find their way into the lyrics and what not.Another huge inspirational part about the state is the music scene itself. We’re kind of a cultural island out here where scenes mix together a lot. Because we’re not NYC or LA, theres only so many musicians. You have a lot of guys from the jam, funk, jazz, rock, indie, grass, edm, etc scenes coming together at gigs and shows. Lots of cross pollination going on of sorts and bands rubbing off on one another. Theres so much good music out here, we’re lucky to be a part of the community in Colorado.L4LM: Being a Nederland/Boulder-based band, and being part of the The Fox Theatre’s 25th anniversary must be exciting. You have played the venue quite a bit in a short span of time.SH: Yeah, we are honestly beside ourselves about it. The Fox is super special to us and we love it, so to have them ask us to be a part of the whole thing was an honor. Felt like we got the stamp of approval or something.Our first show was actually at the Fox, 1st of 4 bands. I was working there at the time as an intern and begged the talent buyer to get us on a gig haha. We ended up bringing a good crowd and the rest is history. We’ve played there a bunch of times since and sold it out a few times as well. Celebrated our 100th and 300th shows there. Its definitely the defining venue of our band, and always will be.L4LM: It’s impressive to be on a month-long calendar’s with such Colorado juggernauts as The String Cheese Incident, Leftover Salmon, The Motet, Big Gigantic, and more. How does that make you feel to be able to headline your own show amongst such heavyweights?SH: It’s very groovy and unreal. We’re humbled by the opportunity to represent the younger scene in Boulder. Looking at all the amazing Boulder bands that have come before us on the list and then seeing our name in there, its a life moment ya know? All those bands you listed and lots of the other ones are such big inspirations for us, and still are. Like I said earlier though, Colorado rolls as a crew and we’ve had the opportunity to work and hang with all these guys before in some regard. That’s what is great about the scene here, it’s all love and support. But seriously Big G > Motet > then Beans this weekend!?! We’re a little nervous and know we gotta bring it hard, haha.L4LM: Beanstalk is looking to be a great time this year, with performances scheduled from Fruitioin, Cory Henry & The Funk Apostles, Theo Katzman (Vulfpeck), Tom Hamilton’s American Babies with Aron Magner, obviously multiple sets from the Beans, and more. Give us a little 4-1-1 to share with the masses.SH: This year is going to be the best one yet without a doubt. We’re very pumped on the lineup, which features some of our favorite musicians right now. And we’re back at the original location for the festival which is ideal. Things tend to get a little crazy at Beanstalk and we love it. It’s a place where our whole fanbase, friend groups, and other Colorado bands get to hang together at one festival. I feel like everyone has their separate one or two big live music journeys of the year, and Beanstalk is a place where they know the whole crew will be at together.Beanstalk Festival Announces Final Additions To 2017 LineupL4LM: And the venue is absolutely beautiful as well….SH: Most definitely! The venue, Rancho Del Rio, is a gorgeous slice of land right on the Colorado River pretty far back in the Rockies. It has a wild west vibe with trains in the distance, red mountains, and no cell service. Very freeing. You can go rafting down the river, swimming, tubing, hiking, biking, cliff jumping, hit up some hot springs. It’s a good hang.The vibe is loose and most everyone is connected in some way, shape, or form. There are always a lot of surprises as far as music goes; super groups, surprise sit-ins, guests, etc. One time Nick from Cage the Elephant showed up on Sunday before his Red Rocks gig the next day and sat in with Magic Brownies, which was a Biscuits/Beans super group with Marc Brownstein. He apparently used to live in the Biscuits rehearsal space back in the day and now he’s selling out the Rocks – so stuff like that happens and I think the loose atmosphere facilitates it.It caps at 1000, so its small and everyone can come together for events like crawfish boils, capture the flag, and a game invented last year called Mud Gun. I won’t get into that one though. Definitely a unique experience, and much cheaper than most festivals. Folks should come if they like to have fun outside with good people.SH: Well, thats my spiel… we’re starting a coast to coast tour next month so everyone check out our dates at www.magicbeansmusic.com. We’re touring with Teddy Midnight out East and Yak Attack out West on some select dates. See you all soon!L4LM: Thanks Scott! We appreciate your time. Best of luck on the road the next few weeks.Be sure to check The Magic Beans out on the road in a town near you. Full tour dates below. Beanstalk Music & Mountains Festival is scheduled for June 22nd-25th at Rancho Del Rio, CO. For more information on the festival, click here.The Magic Beans Tour Dates3/18 @ The Fox Theatre in Boulder, CO3/20 @ Shakedown Street in Vail, CO3/23 @ The Historic Brown in Breckenridge, CO3/28 @ Reverb Lounge in Omaha, NE3/29 @ Turf Club in St. Paul, MN3/30 @ The Canopy Club in Urbana, IL3/31 @ Martyr’s in Chicago, IL4/01 @ The Stache at the Intersection in Grand Rapids, MI4/02 @ Woodlands Tavern in Columbus, OH4/04 @ Iron Works in Buffalo, NY *4/06 @ Funk n Waffles in Syracuse, NY *4/07 @ The Hollow in Albany, NY *4/08 @ Nectar’s in Burlington, VT *4/09 @ Port City Music Hall in Portland, ME *4/11 @ The Outer Space in Hamden, CT *4/12 @ Wonder Bar in Asbury Park, NJ *4/13 @ Silk City in Philadelphia, PA *4/14 @ The Hall at MP in Brooklyn, NY4/15 @ 8×10 in Baltimore, MD *4/26 @ The Catalyst in Santa Cruz, CA **4/27 @ Boom Boom Room in San Francisco, CA **4/28 @ Crazy Horse Saloon in Nevada City, NV4/29 @ Crystal Bay Casino in Crystal Bay, NV5/03 @ Volcanic Theatre in Bend, OR5/04 @ HiFi Music Hall in Eugene, OR **5/07 @ The Sunset in Seattle, WA6/22-6/25 @ Beanstalk Music & Mountains Festival in Bond, CO* w/ Teddy Midnight** w/ Yak Attack
Nine Inch Nails 2017 Tour Dates:07/31 – New York, NY @ Webster Hall *09/15 – Chicago, IL @ Riot Fest10/21 – Sacramento, CA @ Aftershock Fest Nine Inch Nails headlined Panorama Music Festival on Sunday night, with their only other scheduled performances coming up at Chicago’s Riot Fest and Sacramento’s Aftershock Fest. This Monday morning, Trent Reznor and company announced an intimate show tonight at New York City’s 1500-capacity Webster Hall. The East Village venue is the perfect place for NIN to treat fans to this exciting pop-up show, as it holds the nostalgic memories of 2009’s Wave Goodbye Tour and will close its own doors next week.Nine Inch Nails are currently performing in support of their new EP trilogy, which so far has released Not The Actual Events (2016) and Add Violence (2017). Tickets went on sale this morning at 10:00am. Listen to the two EPs below:
[Video: Jørgen Pedersen] It’s always great when Jimmy Fallon and Paul Rudd release new shot-by-shot recreations of classic music videos. In the past, the duo has brilliantly recreated Styx’s “Too Much Time On My Hands” (see a side-by-side comparison here), though Fallon semi-frequently releases music video recreations solo on The Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon. Now, Fallon and Rudd have added a new music video to their catalog with their on-point mimicry of Go West’s 1990 hit, “King Of Wishful Thinking”.Go West’s “King Of Wishful Thinking” was released in 1990, though later made it onto the group’s fourth studio album, Indian Summer, in 1992. However, the song is probably best known for its role in the movie Pretty Woman, during which it partially provided the soundtrack during the movie’s opening credit sequence.In Fallon and Rudd’s music video for “King Of Wishful Thinking”, the pair hilariously and precisely take on recreating all the absurd elements within Go West’s original video. You can watch Rudd and Fallon’s stand-alone take, as well as a side-by-side comparison put together by Jørgen Pedersen, below.Paul Rudd & Jimmy Fallon – “King Of Wishful Thinking”[Video: The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon] Side-By-Side Comparison Of “King Of Wishful Thinking”
Dark Star Orchestra is holding their seventh annual Dark Star Jubilee Festival this coming Memorial Day weekend, from May 25-27, at Legend Valley, in Thornville, Ohio. Back in 1993, the venue was known as Buckeye Lake Music Center, and on June 11, the Grateful Dead performed there. Nearly 25 years to the date, and at the same location, Dark Star Orchestra will recreate the original band’s set during one of the nights at The Jubilee.In addition to three full, two-set Dark Star Orchestra shows, The Jubilee will see performances from Los Lobos, Hot Tuna (2 sets: acoustic & electric), The Infamous Stringdusters, Melvin Seals & DSO performing a JGB set, The Nth Power, California Kind, Rumpke Mountain Boys, Jeff Mattson & Friends, The Lil Smokies, Holly Bowling, Dino English Quintet, Mystic Bowie’s Talking Dreads, and Kitchen Dwellers. Check out the newly announced schedule below.Advance GA & VIP tickets are available now via the event website. Discounted Tier 2 GA & VIP tickets are available until Midnight, Tuesday, May 1, after which tickets jump up to the next pricing level.Check out the Grateful Dead’s 1993 setlist below, which Dark Star Orchestra will recreate in June, as well as a smoking second set performance from DSO on 5/9/13 at The Capitol Theatre.Setlist: Grateful Dead | Buckeye Lake Music Center | Thornville, OH | 6/11/93I: Jack Straw, Foolish Heart, The Same Thing, Lazy River Road, Tom Thumb’s Blues, Masterpiece, So Many Roads, Promised LandII: Eyes of the World, Playin’ in the Band, Uncle John’s Band, Corina, drums, The Wheel, All Along the Watchtower, Black Peter, Sugar MagnoliaE: Brokedown Palace[Video: Dark Star Orchestra]
Last summer, Amir Bar-Lev‘s expansive Grateful Dead documentary, Long Strange Trip, was released, with the new music documentary getting viewings at iconic music venues as well as movie theaters nationwide before finding a home on Amazon Prime Video on June 2nd. Executive produced by Martin Scorsese, the film widely received critical acclaim after its premiere at the 2017 Sundance Film Festival, including two Critics Choice Documentary Awards nominations (Best Director and Best Music Documentary) in addition to receiving the stamp of approval from Deadheads around the world.The film examines both the rise of the Grateful Dead and its role in United States counterculture as well as diving deeper into the beloved and frequently idolized guitarist, Jerry Garcia. Across the multi-part, f0ur-hour-long documentary, the movie offers exclusive interviews from Grateful Dead surviving members, Mickey Hart, Bill Kreutzmann, Phil Lesh, and Bob Weir, in addition to other key figures from the band’s history, such as friends and family, crew members, famous fans, historians, and others.Ex-Grateful Dead Tour Manager, Sam Cutler, Gets Emotional About ‘Long Strange Trip’ DocThose who missed out on seeing the documentary when it hit the big screen or who don’t have access to Amazon Prime need not fret, as today, an announcement let fans know that Long Strange Trip will be released on DVD and Blu-Ray. The new release of Long Strange Trip will include both the original documentary in stereo and a new mix in 5.1 surround sound, plus a new track featuring commentary from the director, Amir Bar-Lev, and the film’s editor, John Walter.With Long Strange Trip‘s Deluxe Edition, which is limited to a production run of 6,500, fans also get access to six previously unreleased songs from the Grateful Dead’s performance at Hollywood Festival on May 24th, 1970, marking the beloved act’s first show overseas. Another bonus off the Deluxe Edition is additional backstage film from the Dead’s 1970 U.K. tour, as well as previously unreleased footage of “Dear Mr. Fantasy” and “Death Don’t Have No Mercy”, both of which were recorded in 1989.As band archivist David Lemiuex shared in a statement,Around 2003, while winding through the 16mm film outtakes for The Grateful Dead Movie in preparation for its DVD release, I came across a couple of unlabeled cans of 16mm film. I loaded the first reel onto the Steenbeck film viewing/editing table and was amazed by what I saw. … Not only rare, exceptional quality material from the performance at the Hollywood Festival, but loads of other terrific footage, showing the band at a Warner Bros. Records party in London (Pigpen surrounded by suits!), at a photo shoot (‘that’s one uncooperative bunch of musicians!’), at a rehearsal hall performing ‘Candyman’ vocal harmonies and, most exciting of all, backstage at the festival. This is truly some of the most remarkable, candid, and interesting footage in existence of the Grateful Dead and we’re thrilled to be releasing the entirety of this wonderful historical document.You can pre-order Long Strange Trip: The Untold Story Of The Grateful Dead here. To secure the limited-run Deluxe Editions of the film, head over to Dead.net, where these special editions are being sold exclusively.