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NPR Music debuted the new music video yesterday for “Save Charlie” from Rubblebucket’s latest EP of the same name. Dig the animation feel on this; it’s like I’m watching Rubblebucket perform in all neon lig...
NPR Music debuted the new music video yesterday for “Save Charlie” from Rubblebucket’s latest EP of the same name. Dig the animation feel on this; it’s like I’m watching Rubblebucket perform in all neon lights.
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Jeff’s solo into Days Between is one of the most magical moments…
Jeff’s solo into Days Between is one of the most magical moments…
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PRE-ORDER HERE It's the Grateful Dead's last release of the 2013 Dave's Picks series and this next one's a fox, literally. They're making our first foray into the 80s (don't expect it to be the... Good Music
PRE-ORDER HERE It's the Grateful Dead's last release of the 2013 Dave's Picks series and this next one's a fox, literally. They're making our first foray into the 80s (don't expect it to be the... Good Music
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Ryan Clancy (drums, vocals), Adam Pressley (bass, vocals) and Ryan Spencer (guitar, lead vocals) are a relatively new band from Detroit known as Jamaican Queens. The trio grew up listening to the sounds of electronic music and dancehall...
Ryan Clancy (drums, vocals), Adam Pressley (bass, vocals) and Ryan Spencer (guitar, lead vocals) are a relatively new band from Detroit known as Jamaican Queens. The trio grew up listening to the sounds of electronic music and dancehall which helped shape the music that they create today. And bucking the usual trend for electronic music producers today to write songs with words, Spencer helps Jamaican Queen’s music sway from just the bleep and thump of electronic and pushes it into a new realm. Their sound is part Bowie and part Flaming Lips, but contains subtle hints of post-punk with and some really addictive hook laden songs that creep up on you. They recently released Wormfood, their first full length album and they have been touring heavily for the past months. I first caught wind of them with a few shows in Raleigh at the Hopscotch Festival where they played a killer day set at Slim’s before packing a small room next door called the Hive later that night. I caught up with the band at Johnny Brenda’s in Philadelphia a week after Hopscotch and recorded this interview and performance. The interview should be taken a bit tongue and cheek with the band making up a reason for their name plus a few other shenanigans. However, the interview offers the a nice peak into who Jamaican Queens are and more importantly how they sound as a band. They have something special going on early in their career and it’s worth the listen.
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The lineup for this year’s SnowGlobe Music Festival was just announced and it’s another huge year for EDM fans that love to dance in the cold. Tiësto, Kaskade, and a mystery third headliner (to be announced soon) will be top...
The lineup for this year’s SnowGlobe Music Festival was just announced and it’s another huge year for EDM fans that love to dance in the cold. Tiësto, Kaskade, and a mystery third headliner (to be announced soon) will be topping the three day lineup, but LMB faves like Beats Antique, Snoop Lion, Gramatik, Holy Ghost!, The Polish Ambassador, and Gladkill will all be there, too. Check out the lineup below: SnowGlobe Music Festival 2013 Lineup http://www.SnowGlobeMusicFestival.com/ South Lake Tahoe, CA December 29-31, 2013 Tiesto Kaskade Snoop Dogg (AKA Snoop Lion) Zeds Dead Beats Antique Gramatik Dillon Francis Claude Vonstroke Holy Ghost! Star Slinger Cashmere Cat Kill Paris Zion I Justin Martin Treasure Fingers Gigamesh KapSlap Kastle Luminox Love & Light The Polish Ambassador Justin Jay Sirens Ceol The Floozies The Vokab Kompany Gladkill Bixel Boys Steffi Graff Exmag Syd Gris Sleazemore Richie Panic Option 4 Bells & Whistles Galen X5ight Bob Campbell Split Griffin Camper vs. David Oehm Guillaume LP That Sound Festiva Luck & Lana with DJ Nykon (Feat Luckyiam of Living Legends) Additional artists to be announced. Suprise headliner TBA November 3rd. More info: Combining the world’s best musicians with the world’s best snow conditions, the SnowGlobe Festival is a one-of-a-kind experience that offers the ultimate fusion: music and mountains. With multiple stages of world-class musicians, the live music at SnowGlobe is sure to satisfy thousands of music fans. Skiers, snowboarders and music lovers will ?nd the ultimate escape for New Year’s Eve in Lake Tahoe, CA. With multiple world class resorts within striking distance, the opportunity to escape in the fresh powder is right at your fingertips. SnowGlobe is destined to bring your average festival experience to new heights both on and o? the mountain, and it all takes place this winter against the snowy backdrop of beautiful Lake Tahoe. Twitter: @itsSnowGlobe | Instagram: @itsSnowGlobe
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Recently we heard that Kurt Vile would be working on a release, something from the “old” Kurt Vile archives before his recent success of Wakin on a Pretty Daze, pretty much our favorite release of the year. Today we get to h...
Recently we heard that Kurt Vile would be working on a release, something from the “old” Kurt Vile archives before his recent success of Wakin on a Pretty Daze, pretty much our favorite release of the year. Today we get to hear the second track from that upcoming EP due out on November 4th, a mellowed-out track called “Serum”. The EP is called Jamaica Plain; here’s some more about how it came together: Kurt Vile and Robert Robinson were introduced to each other back in 2001 by a mutual friend because they were born on the same day (January 3,1980), and by the following year they had begun recording these recently unearthed and previously unreleased tracks. As one of the most celebrated American songwriters of today, now on his fifth studio album recently released to widespread international acclaim, Kurt Vile really needs no introduction (well he does have his own day in Philadelphia). Collaborator and long-time friend Robert Robinson is a past member of The Violators, has toured in Ariel Pink’s band, but is best known for his own outfit, Sore Eros. The EP’s title track takes its name from the Boston town in Massachusetts, where it was recorded, referred to in the 19th century as “the Eden of America.” This unhurried and meandering track, that opens with its simple finger-picked melody on acoustic guitar, is a melancholic evocation of a pastoral idyll that’s enhanced by the solely analog production employed across the whole record. The track proposes itself as a definitive piece of Americana rich in visual imagery. But just as the “Eden” of Jamaica Plain was a construct of the 1800s, the track acknowledges its modernity with the harmonious use of electronic instruments, such as the inspired use of drum machine that should really be incongruous, so that by the end, the Korg synth has mutated into a wistful bird song as the sun sets over Jamaica Pond. “Serum” is the closest thing this EP gets to a conventional song structure and length. Robinson’s naïve vocal style cuts through Vile’s gloopy laudanum influenced remix treatment of the instrumentation. “Calling Out of Work” returns to the territory of “Jamaica Plain,” albeit a more abstract interior landscape. It was recorded a year later than the first two tracks at Kurt Vile’s home in Philadelphia, just before he went on to form The War On Drugs with Adam Granduciel. Given the title and that biographically we know it was an unhappy time for Vile, working as a forklift truck driver, its easy to read this track as a form of meditative introspection. Kurt Vile is still touring a bunch this year with Beach Fossils but good luck getting a ticket at this point; he’s in high demand at the ticket window so don’t sleep on catching him in these smaller clubs. Kurt Vile 2013 Tour Dates 10/12/2013 – Mexico City, / Corona Capital 2013 / Festival Mexico City 10/25/2013 – New York, NY / Terminal 5 * 10/26/2013 – Philadelphia, PA / Union Transfer ^ 10/27/2013 – Baltimore, MD / Ottobar ^ 10/28/2013 – Charlotte, NC / Chop Shop ^ 10/29/2013 – Athens, GA / 40 Watt Club ^ 10/30/2013 – Charleston, SC / The Pour House ^ 10/31/2013 – Jacksonville, FL / Jack Rabbits ^ 11/01/2013 – Miami, FL / Grand Central + 11/02/2013 – Orlando, FL / The Social ^ 11/03/2013 – Tallahassee, FL / Club Downunder ^ 11/04/2013 – Mobile, AL / Alabama Music Box ^ 11/05/2013 – New Orleans, LA / One Eyed Jack’s ^ 11/06/2013 – Houston, TX / Walter’s # 11/08 -11/10/2013 – Austin, TX / Fun Fun Fun Fest 11/11/2013 – Oxford, MS / Proud Larry’s ^ 11/12/2013 – Chattanooga, TN / JJ’s Bohemia ^ * w/ Beach Fossils, Lee Ranaldo ^ w/ Beach Fossils + w/ Beach Fossils, Band in Heaven # w/ Beach Fossils, Merchandise
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Jagwar Ma clearly made a strong impression on their Howlin debut with the band’s first four shows state-side getting the sold-out treatment. I was lucky enough to catch them last Thursday night at the Rickshaw Stop here in San Fra...
Jagwar Ma clearly made a strong impression on their Howlin debut with the band’s first four shows state-side getting the sold-out treatment. I was lucky enough to catch them last Thursday night at the Rickshaw Stop here in San Francisco, and Justin Yee came along and got some amazing photos (after the jump). It’s amazing to see how well the album translated live. They opened the show with “What Love” just like the album and definitely played most of the tracks from the release (not sure if it was all of them, though). Great show front to back; looking forward to seeing these guys grow into something way bigger than they are right now. Jump on the bandwagon now because there’s plenty of room up here. –Editor Photos © Justin Yee
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The Roxy sits right in the heart of LA’s famed Sunset strip among landmarks such as The Viper Room and Whiskey A Go Go. Prominent in the LA music scene since the early 1970′s, this 500-person club was the most intimate venue...
The Roxy sits right in the heart of LA’s famed Sunset strip among landmarks such as The Viper Room and Whiskey A Go Go. Prominent in the LA music scene since the early 1970′s, this 500-person club was the most intimate venue I’ve ever seen Boombox in. It is a rare treat when this San Francisco-based duo rolls into town and although the crowd was on the small side before their set started, the excitement in the room was palpable. Belgium’s DJ Ramona Wouters got the evening started with a subdued and balanced set that fluctuated from minimal to deep house. By the time they had begun, the room was full of eager fans ready to groove. First, some background: I’m a huge Boombox fan — I’ve seen them rock prime timeslots at Wakarusa, Electric Forest and Bonnaroo. I’ve seen them tear down Red Rocks annually for the past five years. But this small show on the Sunset strip was really something special. With the signature boa-wrapped mic stand already in place, the funk-adelic duo of vocalist/guitarist Zion Rock Godchaux and producer/mastermind Russ Randolph took the stage for what was certainly one of the most organic and cohesive sets I’ve ever seen them execute. Each song swelled and grew with natural ease, transitioning into the next effortlessly. This style is indicative of the theory that Boombox claims to live by; “it’s all natural, it’s all in real-time, and that’s why it’s Rock n Roll” says Godchaux of their anti-setlist attitude. From “Headchange” to “Stereo”, the duo touched on all of their hits from Visions of a Backbeat & downriverelectric with style and grace. As beautiful as each track was, I think the bridges between the songs were the most interesting and dynamic parts of the show. My favorite moment was when the first chords of The Grateful Dead’s “Shakedown Street” rumbled low and deep through the room. It took the crowd only seconds to realize that they were ACTUALLY playing this rarely-performed gem. A knowing smile cracked across Zion’s face as the crowd reacted — both of his parents performed with the Dead while he was very young. Simple production bathed the musicians in beams of colorful light — working to compliment the performance, rather than clutter. On Friday, Boombox will return to the familiar seas of Colorado for several sold-out shows at some of the most incredible venues in the world. And yes, these shows will be earth-shaking and mind-blowing…but I don’t think I would trade the understated, authentic Thursday evening I got to share with Boombox at the itsy-bitsy Roxy Theatre for any of it!
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“A PhanArt Poster and Pin Exhibition: Atlantic City”, featuring Phish artists from around the country, will be held on Saturday November 2nd from 12pm-5pm at Caesar’s Atlantic City. This unique art... Good Music
“A PhanArt Poster and Pin Exhibition: Atlantic City”, featuring Phish artists from around the country, will be held on Saturday November 2nd from 12pm-5pm at Caesar’s Atlantic City. This unique art... Good Music
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Over the weekend The Newport Folks presented the first ever Way Over Yonder Festival at the Santa Monica Pier in Santa Monica, CA. The beach side location, iconic ferris wheel and two breathtaking sunsets provided the perfect backdrop fo...
Over the weekend The Newport Folks presented the first ever Way Over Yonder Festival at the Santa Monica Pier in Santa Monica, CA. The beach side location, iconic ferris wheel and two breathtaking sunsets provided the perfect backdrop for Conor Oberst, Neko Case, Jonathan Wilson, First Aid Kit, Brett Dennen, The Felice Brothers and more to entertain. There was one main stage with easy in and out access and short beer lines, allowing festival goers to roam freely between acts. Just a short walk to the Carousel building saw acts like Neal Casal, Jenno O and Spirit Family Reunion serenade those lucky enough to squeeze in. As an added bonus fans could ride the carousel for free in between performances. Although attendance was smaller than expected, the unique setting and friendly personnel created a truly memorable weekend for many. The pier is the perfect place for an outdoor festival in SoCal and the Newport Folks should be applauded for bringing their treasured brand out West. Let’s hope it returns bigger and better next year! Here’s the photo gallery from the weekend including Neko Case, Conor Oberst (backed by The Felice Brothers and First Aid Kit) and a heavy dose of Jonathan Wilson who welcomed Jackson Browne and Jenny O on Sunday afternoon. Way Over Yonder: Photos by Aaron Fortin
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