The Garcia family announced today that four additional performances of the Jerry Garcia Symphonic Celebrations featuring Warren Haynes have been added. Jerry Garcia Symphonic Celebrations featuring Warren Haynes Tour Dates:May 13th & 14th, 2014 Symphony Hall – Boston, MA The Boston Pops perform a Jerry Garcia Symphonic Celebration Featuring Warren Haynes Conductor: Keith Lockhart On Sale Now via BSO.orgMay 15th, 2014 Toyota Presents at Oakdale Theatre – Wallingford, CT Pre-Sale begins March 11th at Noon ET General On-Sale begins March 21st at 10am ETMay 20th, 2014 Chicago Theatre – Chicago, IL Pre-Sale begins March 11th at Noon ET General On-Sale begins March 28th at 10am CTMay 21st, 2014 Riverside Theatre – Milwaukee, WI Pre-Sale begins March 11th at Noon ET General On-Sale begins March 14th at Noon CTMay 22nd, 2014 The Fabulous Fox Theatre – St. Louis – St. Louis, MO Pre-Sale begins March 11th at Noon ET General On-Sale begins March 21st at 10am CT[via JamBase]Check out the Live For Live Music review of last year’s symphony to get you ready! [Symphony Review 2013]-Brittney Borruso www.facebook.com/rockstella
After reuniting for two California music festivals in 2013, Coachella Valley Music & Arts Festival in Indio,CA and Outside Lands Music & Arts Festival in San Francisco,CA, Jurassic 5 have announced a slew of U.S. tour dates for 2014! Hip-hop fans experienced once-in-a-lifetime moments during their sets at Coachella and Outside Lands last year, so the tour leaves much to be excited about. This will be the group’s first tour since their split back in 2006. Jurassic 5 will kick off the tour July 7th, in Reno, NV, and gets to NYC August 2 at Best Buy Theatre. Here is a full list of Jurassic 5 U.S. tour dates: 07/07 – Reno, NV @ Grand Sierra07/09 – Seattle, WA @ The Showbox07/10 – Eugene, OR @ Cuthbert Amphitheater07/11 – Berkeley, CA @ Greek Theatre07/12 – Los Angeles, CA @ Greek Theatre07/13 – Santa Barbara, CA @ Santa Barbara Bowl07/15 – Salt Lake City, UT @ The Complex07/17 – Las Vegas, NV @ The Pool – The Cosmopolitan07/19 – Tempe, AZ @The Marquee07/21 – Denver, CO @ Ogden Theatre07/23 – Kansas City, MO @ Crossroads07/24 – Milwaukee, WI @ The Rave07/25 – Chicago, IL @ Aragon Ballroom07/26 – Royal Oak, MI @ Royal Oak Music Theatre07/27 – Columbus, OH @ LC Pavilion07/30 – Pittsburgh, PA @Stage AE07/31 – Philadelphia, PA @ River Stage at Penn’s Landing08/01 – Baltimore, MD @ Pier Six Pavilion08/02 – New York, NY @ Best Buy Theater08/03 – Boston, MA @ House of BluesHere’s a clip of Jurassic 5 from Outside Lands Festival 2013:Here’s some of their reuinion show from Coachella 2013:
From there, Cycles only pulls the listener further on an intergalactic ride through time and space. “Skyway” employs trippy effects and distorted talking in a chilled-out breakdown, until it slowly erupts into dueling guitar solos for the remaining two minutes of the song. “King For a Day” has almost a southern-rock twang to its guitar riffs, which funny enough perfectly complements the funk-reggae verses, huge harmony-laden choruses and ripping guitar solos. (by this point, the listener should be well-accustomed to these) Next, comes the eight minute “Complex Pt. I”, which continues in a similar trippy and groovy vein as the others – big, heavy riff choruses, shredding solos left and right, plenty of elements of funk and jam, and tons of melody. Seemingly out of nowhere, the song is followed by “Wandering”, a two minute ambient instrumental, which incorporates acoustic guitar, piano and soft “woos” sung in tandem. The song then transitions smoothly into the nine minute “Complex Pt. II”, which works well as a “sequel” to “Complex Pt. I”. Make no mistake; “Pt. II” can easily stand on its own two legs, and is one of the best songs on the album.Possibly my favorite song on Cycles might be the incredibly infectious tune “The Median”. It begins with verses that have an almost hip-hop quality to the vocals, once again employing harmonies from both vocalists. The chorus is incredibly catchy as well, with both vocalists singing lyrics- “All these days, turn into one. And all this life, has just begun. Let’s take this time, and work it out. ‘Cas we got time.” Add in a breakdown with slap bass, shredding keyboard riffs and interesting break-beats and fills. Ending with an outro of melodic guitars and huge harmonies, and you have “The Median”. Aqueous – adjective : of, relating to, or resembling water.Aqueous – noun : Buffalo, NY rock/groove/funk band whose music will melt your face.While this young foursome may only be in their mid-20’s, they certainly have the musicianship and onstage persona of a band twice their age.Building a name for themselves in the festival circuit with outstanding performances at Moe.Down, Catskill Chill and Peach Festival to name a few, as well as amassing an impressive 982,100 downloads on their archive.org page, Aqueous continues to show no signs of slowing down.The boys are now poised to release their third full-length album Cycles due out October 21st, and they are currently on a massive Fall Tour up and down the East Coast supporting the album.Upon listening to this album, I was immediately struck by the incredible sound quality present. While comparisons can be drawn in terms of content and physical sound to the group’s last album, 2012’s Willy is 40, Cycles presents an evolving, noticeable progression for the band in terms of both song composition and sound, specifically in their ability to capture their unique live sound on this record.The album begins with a one minute A cappella that builds into a crescendo of violins before exploding into a nine and a half minute epic entitled “Kitty Chaser” (Explosions). This track is a solid representation of Aqueous’s signature live sound, as it carefully blends trippy verses full of effects-driven guitars, spacey synths and soulful vocals, combined with huge choruses full of ripping, distorted guitar riffs and solos that beautifully echo the melodies and harmonies of guitarists/vocalists Mike Gantzer and Dave Loss. The next track “20/20” is another epic psychedelic jam that starts slow and quiet with low, funky bass tones provided by Evan McPhaden and fast, tight drumming courtesy of Nick Sonricker. The song builds again into a big, ambient chorus full of melodic guitars, distorted, echoing vocals and even turntable scratching and more of those violins. The final song on Cycles is the 15 minute opus “Staring into the Sun”, which acts really as a beautiful culmination of everything that this album has to offer. Shredding guitar solos a-plenty, soulful harmonies, funk and groove driven verses and bridges (with horns and piano sprinkled in), and just for good measure- more violins. Coming in at 74 minutes, with a majority of the songs at least seven minutes in length, Cycles is definitely an album that you are going to have to sit down a few times with to digest completely. As a whole, Cycles is a strikingly accurate representation of Aqueous’s intense, high-energy onstage persona, which is quite the feat for a band to accomplish especially in their genre. (if you can put a finger on their genre…) Whereas some critics might assert that “jam bands” inherently recycle and re-hash old material, Aqueous clearly avoids this pitfall. On Cycles, these guys clearly had outlined a vision for this album, and they executed that vision 100%. All in all, I have been very impressed with the consistency of all Aqueous’s albums. Besides being a great album in and of itself, Cycles represents yet another progression for a band that is only getting bigger and better with time. Fans are surely eager to see and hear how Aqueous will incorporate these new songs into their already tremendous live show.To pre-order Cycles, go here. For more info on Aqueous’s Fall Tour, check here.Mark McGwin 10/8/14
Despite having a broken foot, Florence Welch returned to Coachella this past weekend to kill it with Florence and the Machine. The indie rockers were joined by Father John Misty during their Sunday headlining set for a rendition of “Love Hurts” by the Everly Brothers.Florence and the Machine Debut New TrackThe frontwoman was in good spirits about her injury. “I don’t know if you heard but last weekend we played here and I jumped off the stage and I managed to break my foot,” said Welch to her crowd. “I’ve broken my third metatarsal which is apparently what David Beckham broke before the World Cup, so I’m in good company!”Watch Florence and the Machine and Father John Misty collaborate on “Love Hurts” below.
In the latest issue of Rolling Stone magazine, guitarist Trey Anastasio sat down to discuss a number of topics, ranging from the upcoming Grateful Dead reunion to Phish, Magnaball, and lots more.In speaking about the upcoming Dead shows, Anastasio said:There’s certain things you can’t pick up without sitting there, like some of the changes in “New Minglewood Blues”…It’s been a great experience in ways I might not have anticipated. I hung out with Bobby [Weir] at his Beach house for about a week. He said ‘Just fly out and we’ll play.’ Phil Lesh invited me out, and we had a barbecue at his house, and I got to see Phil walking on the beach with his grandson, which was really touching. Bobby, Phil and I just sat, talking about the set list. Just watching them reminisce about the day they wrote “Truckin’” and laughing, that’s the stuff I love. One day, Bobby started talking about how much he loved Brent [Mydland, the Dead keyboardist who died in 1990]. He said, ‘Make sure you listen to those vocal harmonies from the late 1980s.’ Life happens. People come and go.I think it’s going to be a really moving experience for the fans to be there together with their friends, and to watch the band members who have just spent their entire lives together.Grateful Dead Core Four To Reunite, With Trey Anastasio, Bruce Hornsby, and Jeff ChimentiHe also spoke at length about Phish, saying that things have changed for the better since the band reunited in 2009.It used to be all-inclusive. Everyone we knew worked for Phish. It was “Phish, Phish, Phish” all the time. We’d go to a party, and everybody at the party was a Phish employee. It became a little unhealthy. But now, the only thing that’s important is that our friendship is healthy. We were naming our [Magnaball] festival, and we had an e-mail chain that went on for three or four months. And if one person doesn’t like it or says, “I’m getting uncomfortable here,” the other three guys will say instantly, “OK, change it, then.”Magnaball: A Guide Through Phish’s First Nine FestivalsWe’re looking forward to a Trey and Phish filled summer!Phish Summer Tour Dates Officially Announced[Source]
Coachella may be coming to Queens.In a new report from the Daily News, it seems music conglomerate AEG Live is planning to throw a major music festival in Flushing Corona Meadows Park in the end of June. According to the report, the festival will be called Panorama Festival.While nothing has been confirmed, AEG is in talks with a number of artists, and has tentatively carved out a weekend just two weeks after the popular Governors Ball festival on Randall’s Island.The 10 Best Performances At Governors BallGovernors Ball is put on by Founders Entertainment, one of the last remaining independent promotion companies still throwing large scale events. Their representative, Tom Russell, said “The timing of this corporate-run festival would threaten our ability as a small business to continue putting on the kind of event that has showcased the best artists, created hundreds of local jobs and put millions of dollars back into the city’s economy.”Meanwhile, representatives of the city are torn on the issue, as this would be the first for-profit company to use the space. The Louis Armstrong’s Wonderful World festival was held in the same location, but that festival was produced by the Kupferberg Center for the Arts. The one-day festival featured performances from Ms. Lauryn Hill, Ozomatli, Rebirth Brass Band and more, and was also held in June.AEG declined to comment to the Daily News on the subject, but considering the success of Coachella, we wouldn’t be surprised if this festival was announced in the coming weeks.[Via Daily News]
On December 10th, an all-star lineup will come together as the Supernatural Beings for one night of jam band mayhem at the Emporium Arcade Bar in Chicago, IL.The band features an impressive who’s who of musicians from a number of different bands, descending on Chicago to do it up right. The full band lineup includes:Marcus Rezak – (Digital Tape Machine / North American Scum / Stratosphere All-Stars)Joel Cummins – (Umphrey’s McGee)Todd Stoops – (RAQ / Oktopus)Clay Parnell – (Particle / Tom Hamilton’s American Babies)Nicholas Gerlach – (Turbo Suit)Emily Nichols – (Woo Park)Jeff Peterson – (Turbo Suit)Christian Rogala – (Fluid Minds)The show will also see an opening set from the Chicago Funk Mafia, grooving away to get things started for what is sure to be a fantastic night of music. Get your tickets now before they sell out!Show Info:Supernatural BeingsFt. Members of Umphrey’s McGee, RAQ, Particle, Turbo Suit, Digital Tape Machine & More!Emporium Arcade Bar // Chicago, ILTickets HereFacebook Event with additional information
Check out the full setlist below:Setlist: Widespread Panic at the Fox Theatre, Atlanta, GA – 12/29/15Set 1: Sell Sell, Ace of Spades, Tall Boy, Surprise Valley > Driving Song > Papa’s Home > Driving Song, Holden Oversoul, Low Down Dirty Dog Blues*, Dead Flowers*, Jessica*Set 2: Old Neighborhood, Cotton Was King, Good People > Jam > Who Do You Belong To?, Many Rivers To Cross*, I Can See Clearly Now*, Sitting In Limbo* > Drums > Drums & Bass > Blue Indian, Climb To Safety, Pigeons (96 mins)Encore: Blackout Blues*, Porch Song* (13 mins)Notes: * w/ Chuck Leavell on vocals / keys[Cover Via Satisfied Entertainment, Setlist Via PanicStream] Last night, Widespread Panic hit the fabulous Fox Theatre in Atlanta for the first night of a three-night NYE run. The band wasted no time getting the party started, opening with “Sell Sell” from their new album Street Dogs. “Ace of Spades” came out next, played as a tribute to Lemmy Kilmister who recently passed away.The show also featured sit-ins from Chuck Leavell, who joined for debut covers of “Low Down Dirty Dog Blues” (Leroy Carr), “Dead Flowers” (Rolling Stones), and “Jessica” (ABB) in the first set. Leavell would later return for a segment in the second set as well as the full encore.
Dan Auerbach started recording with his latest band The Arcs (a Grateful Dead-inspired side-project,) last year, with the debut of Yours, Dreamily, and EP The Arcs vs. The Inventors Vol. I. The Black Keys‘ guitarist/vocalist has been bringing The Arcs in on a lot of special collaborations, including a recording with Danger Mouse on a track called ‘Fools Gold’. With big plans for 2016, the band will be bringing their music to the West Coast, down through Texas and New Orleans, later this year.Listen To Dan Auerbach’s The Arcs Team Up With Dr. John And David Hidalgo On New SingleThis April, The Arcs will be playing Coachella, alongside LCD Soundsystem, Guns N Roses, Gary Clark Jr., Moon Taxi, and more. Though not as far up on the lineup as The Black Keys were four years ago, The Arcs have announced an entire spring tour surrounding their appearance at the festival.The Arcs 2016 Tour Dates:04/11 – Vancouver, BC @ Commodore Ballrom04/12 – Seattle, WA @ The Moore Theatre04/13 – Portland, OR @ Roseland Theater04/15 – San Francisco, CA @ The Fillmore04/16 – Indio, CA @ Coachella Music Festival04/19 – Los Angeles, CA @ Henry Fonda Theatre04/20 – San Diego, CA @ The North Park Theatre04/22 – Pomona, CA @ The Glass House04/23 – Indio, CA @ Coachella Music Festival04/25 – Denver, CO @ Ogden Theatre04/26 – Lawrence, KS @ Liberty Hall04/27 – St. Louis, MO @ The Pageant04/29 – Austin, TX @ LEVITATION04/30 – New Orleans, LA @ House of BluesCheck out their most recent recording, which came out early 2016, called ‘Lake Superior’:
July 10, 2007 Tuesday Sources: National Park Service and the Boat Owners Association of the United States A Flagstaff, Ariz., girl drowned in Padre Bay after carbon monoxide from the motor of a boat poisoned her Saturday morning in Lake Powell. Megan Evans, 7, was swimming with her friend, Kayleen Tubbs, also 7, near two 30-foot cabin-cruiser boats on the shoreline near their campsite, according to the National Park Service. Kayleen’s mother was showering, using water heated by the boat motor, when she noticed her daughter unconscious in the water. She rescued Kayleen, who quickly regained consciousness. Megan was later found unconscious at the lake bottom, in water between 5 and 10 feet deep. Both girls were flown to Page Hospital in Arizona, where Megan died. Kayleen recovered under oxygen treatments. National Park Service authorities said the girls, both of Flagstaff, suffered poisoning from odorless, colorless carbon monoxide, which can collect near the swim platform of some boats. Park rangers and the public have become more aware in recent years of the dangers of carbon-monoxide emissions from engines, a problem blamed for several deaths. In 2003, Utah passed laws requiring vessels to remain at least 150 feet from each other when at a cruising speed. Megan’s death is the first such death in the Glen Canyon National Recreation Area, on the Arizona-Utah border, in five years. Carbon monoxide danger Carbon monoxide is an odorless gas that replaces oxygen in the bloodstream and can be fatal. CO is emitted by engines that burn fossil fuels, including boat motors. To avoid poisoning: Do not swim or allow others to swim near the swim step or under a boat, where carbon monoxide can remain even after engines and generators have shut down. Do not swim or stand near the engines or the backs of boats when engines or generators are running. Do not allow people to gather near the engine. Take extra care when boats are enclosed for warmth. Know the symptoms of CO poisoning: headaches, drowsiness and nausea. Use CO detectors.