Galactic Plots Summer Tour With Run Of Shows In Northeast

first_imgJust a couple days after impressing NYC fans with a throwdown at Terminal 5, New Orleans funkers extraordinaire Galactic have announced their return to the Big Apple. The band has revealed four dates from what is sure to be a big summer tour, including two nights in Brooklyn, NY and two nights in Nantucket, MA.The run features four shows in six nights, as Galactic will hold it down at the Brooklyn Bowl from July 22-23, and the Chicken Box from July 26-27. Expect some incredible funk music from the band that always does it right in New Orleans.For more on the band’s funky set with Soulive supporting and vocal work from Cyril Neville and Erica Falls, be sure to check out our in-depth review and gallery. Tickets for the new shows go on sale this Friday, April 1st, at 10 AM Eastern. Show details can be seen below:last_img read more

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The Broadcast Shares Exciting Live Video For ‘Eyes Of A Woman’ [Premiere]

first_imgAsheville based rockers The Broadcast have been turning heads left and right with their infectious live sound, but perhaps the most influential of those listeners was producer Jim Scott (Tedeschi Trucks Band, Wilco, Grace Potter, Tom Petty, Rolling Stones, Red Hot Chili Peppers). Scott flew the band out to his studio in the California desert to record what would become their full-length sophomore album, From The Horizon. Due out on June 17th, (pre-orders available here) The Broadcast hasn’t looked back since!The five-piece ensemble is fronted by acclaimed singer Caitlin Krisko, whose rich voice is steeped in the spirits of Americana music. Graduating from the Professional Performing Arts School in NYC, Krisko put together a top tier band and moved down to Asheville, NC in 2010. With guitarist Aaron Austin and Krisko working together on all-original music, there’s a beautiful soul that rings loud and true in this band’s sound.The Broadcast was recently featured on the beloved Echo Sessions, hosted by the IAmAVL group which highlights the burgeoning music and arts scene in Asheville. We’re beyond excited to share the band’s second video from those sessions, capturing their soulful tune “Eyes Of A Woman.” Check it out below!Krisko shares her inspiration for the song itself, saying, “‘Eyes Of A Woman’ was one of the first songs we wrote for From The Horizon and also the first song our producer, Jim Scott, green lit when we were sending our demos back and forth. When I was 13, my mom relocated me from a Midwest suburban town to New York City – it was a major shift and life change that felt important to capture in a song.”Austin adds, “‘Eyes Of A Woman has a Zeppelin influenced vibe that really embodies our blend of Rock N Roll.” If this is their blend of rock n’ roll, we can’t wait to check out the new album! With a number of exciting shows set for the band’s summer tour and an album due out in just a few short weeks, on June 17th, things are only getting bigger and better for The Broadcast.You can find all the info about the band here, and check out their full tour schedule below.The Broadcast Tour DatesJune 11 – The Grey Eagle (OFFICIAL ALBUM RELEASE SHOW) – Asheville, NCJune 15 – MilkBoy – Philadelphia, PAJune 17 – Gypsy Sally’s – Washington, DCJune 23 – Calico Room – Wilmington, NCJune 24 – Jimmy’s – Wrightsville Beach, NCJune 25 – High Rock Outfitters – Lexington, SCJuly 7 – Downtown Alive – Greenville, SCJuly 9 – Levitt AMP Music Series – Greensboro, SC *July 10 – The Pour House Music Hall – Raleigh, NCJuly 15 – The Willow Tree – Johnson City, TNJuly 21 – Hendersonville Rhythm and Brews Festival – Hendersonville, NCAugust 6 – Steppin’ Out Festival – Beverley, VAAugust 19 & 20 – Camp Barefoot – Elkins, WV **September 16 & 17 – WormTown Music Fest – Greenfield, MA ***October 7 – RiverMUSIC (w/ Blitzen Trapper) – Asheville, NC ****November 23 – Spirit of 66 – Verviers, Belgium* w/ Molly McGinn & Quilla** w/ Ghostland Observatory*** w/ Ryan Montbleau, Max Creek & Zach Deputy****w/ Blitzen TrapperAs an added bonus, check out the first video from their Echo Sessions series, “On The Edge,” below.iframe></p><p>last_img read more

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Why Jazz Is The Most Stimulating Genre of Music, According To Science

first_imgThe brain is a highly organized and complex organ that functions as the coordinating center of all sensation, intellectual and nervous activity. Each area of the brain directly corresponds to a very specific function (emotions, movement, visual processing, memory, etc.), and can be stimulated in various scenarios based upon these trigger activities. This is why people use music to navigate their existing mood, activity, or energy level.Just as you should dress for the job you want to have, you should listen to the mindset that you seek. If it is a creatively-driven, focused mentality that you are after, then Dr. William Klemm, of Psychology Today, says you should listen to jazz music, as it comes with a multitude of different cognitive benefits that enrich your mind.Scientists Have Discovered The Area Of The Brain That Responds To MusicFor one, jazz relieves stress. Music has a direct effect on our hormones, which is why the typical music enthusiast relies on music to lead the motions of their day. With the heart synced to the rhythms pulsating through our ear drums, it is no wonder we become sad when listening to slower, more depressing songs; or the opposite, as we become overjoyed by feelings of excitement and energy when listening to more upbeat, positively stimulating songs. This is because our hearts and our brains are intrinsically connected.Klemm adds that stress is the “arch-enemy of memory ability,” and so to reduce stress levels while engaging in highly concentrated activities, like studying, is extremely powerful to the end result. Therefore, subjects are much more likely to retain the information in the environment of jazz’s soothing agents.How Music Can Be Used To Influence Different Mood GoalsSecondly, jazz stimulates the mind. As your brain receives messages from the environment, it releases chemicals to react accordingly. Following the influence of jazz, your brain tends to mimic the rhythmically improvisational patterns, which might pop and jerk at times in acute measures. The activity in the music therefore influences increased hyperactive neural stimulation.It is the back-and-forth playing, the communication of instruments, that activates areas of the brain correlated with the syntax of language. Music is of course the universal language, but even your brain picks up on what jazz is putting down.Why Some People Get ‘Skin-Gasms’ While Listening To MusicFurthermore, jazz boosts creativity. With decreased stress levels and increased patterns of language, the brain is more susceptible to using its imagination to complete logical thought processing. According to researcher Beth Belle Cooper, ambient noise improves creativity; she continues to say that the type of music, and the volume at which you listen to it, is also critical to improving creativity. She states, “moderate noise levels increase processing difficulty, which promotes abstract processing, leading to higher creativity.” So, by forcing our brains to work a little harder than normal, we can lead our minds to think even more outside the box. This expanded attention welcomes creativity beyond normal standards.So the next time you desire concentration, focus, and acuity, you might benefit from the improvisationally-driven, directionally-unexpected, soothing elements of jazz music.last_img read more

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Dave Matthews To Organize Clean Water Donations To Flint Residents

first_imgOver the last several months, singer-guitarist Dave Matthews has been vocal in his support of the Standing Rock protests. Just last week, as demonstrators continued to stand their ground in opposition to the Dakota Access pipeline (DAPL) on Standing Rock Indian Preservation, Matthews convened a group of talented musicians in Washington, D.C. for a benefit concert to raise funds for the resistance effort.Yesterday, the Army Corps of Engineers announced that they would not issue a permit for the DAPL to pass underneath the dammed section of the Missouri River–a huge victory for the Standing Rock protestors. Not 24 hours later, Matthews has already announced plans to make sure the supplies they collected still make their way to people in need.According to an interview with a local Michigan news outlet, in light of the victory in North Dakota, Matthews is working on getting trucks to transport the bottled water donations collected for the protesters at Standing Rock to those affected by the ongoing water crisis in Flint, MI. “You don’t hear about Flint anymore but they didn’t clean up those pipes,” says Matthews. “The problem is still here.”“In my opinion it’s unforgivable,” said Matthews of both the Flint water crisis and the North Dakota pipeline fight. “It’s shameful to show in a county that has so much that there can be people disregarded because of their place or there situation because of their lack of access. It’s shameful. It’s terrible.”[h/t – M Live]last_img read more

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Buddy Guy, Dweezil Zappa, Billy Cox & More Announce “Experience Hendrix” 2017 Tour Dates

first_imgOne of the most exciting tours of 2016 was Experience Hendrix, a national tour that saw an array of talented guitarists adapt the work of Jimi Hendrix for enthusiastic fans everywhere. With some of the top guitarists in music, Experience Hendrix was so successful that the organizers will again run the tour in 2017!The tour will include a number of talented guitarists, including Buddy Guy, Dweezil Zappa, Zakk Wylde, Jonny Lang, Kenny Wayne Shepherd, and Eric Johnson. The backing band will be anchored by Billy Cox, the original bassist in Hendrix’s Band Of Gypsys, as he holds down the rhythm for classics like “Purple Haze”, “Voodoo Child” and more. The tour itself runs from February 17th through March 26th, hitting 28 cities nationwide in pursuit of some serious Jimi.Take a look at the full itinerary below, and catch a great video of Wylde shredding “Purple Haze” below. More info can be found on the official website.Experience Hendrix 2017 Tour DatesFeb 17th: ARLENE SCHNITZER CONCERT HALL, Portland, ORFeb 18th: PEND OREILLE PAVILION AT THE NORTHERN QUEST RESORT & CASINO, Airway Heights, WAFeb 19th: PARAMOUNT THEATRE, Seattle, WAFeb 20th: HULT CENTER FOR THE PERFORMING ARTS, Eugene, ORFeb 22nd: JACKSON HALL AT THE MONDAVI CENTER FOR THE PERFORMING ARTS, Davis, CAFeb 23rd: LUTHER BURBANK CENTER FOR THE ARTS, Santa Rosa, CAFeb 24th: THE FOX THEATER, Oakland, CAFeb 25th: RENO BALLROOM AT THE SILVER LEGACY RESORT & CASINO, Reno, NVFeb 28th: IKEDA THEATER AT THE MESA ARTS CENTER, Mesa, AZMar 1st: THE WILTERN, Los Angeles, CAMar 3rd: FANTASY SPRINGS RESORT CASINO, Indio, CAMar 4th: THE EVENTS CENTER AT HARRAH’S RESORT SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA, Valley Center, CAMar 6th: ECCLES THEATER AT THE SALT LAKE COUNTY CENTER FOR THE ARTS, Salt Lake City, UTMar 7th: PARAMOUNT THEATRE, Denver, COMar 9th: VERIZON THEATRE AT GRAND PRAIRIE, Grand Prairie, TXMar 10th: THALIA MARA HALL, Jackson, MSMar 11th: REVENTION MUSIC CENTER, Houston, TXMar 12th: MAJESTIC THEATRE AT THE JOCI STAUS PERFORMING ARTS CENTER, San Antonio, TXMar 15th: SAENGER THEATRE, New Orleans, LAMar 16th: ORPHEUM THEATRE, Memphis, TNMar 17th: THE JOINT AT THE HARD ROCK HOTEL & CASINO, Tulsa, OKMar 18th: PEABODY OPERA HOUSE, St. Louis, MOMar 19th: THE LOUISVILLE PALACE, Louisville, KYMar 21st: TAFT THEATRE, Cincinnati, OHMar 22nd: OLD NATIONAL CENTRE, Indianapolis, INMar 23rd: FOX THEATRE, Detroit, MIMar 24th: THE RIVERSIDE THEATER, Milwaukee, WIMar 25th: THE CHICAGO THEATRE, Chicago, ILMar 26th: MYSTIC SHOWROOM AT MYSTIC LAKE CASINO HOTEL, Prior Lake, MNlast_img read more

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Blondie Shares Psychedelic Space Rave Music Video From Upcoming Album

first_imgBlondie is reuniting with Garbage for a co-headlining North American tour this summer, which is pretty cool. The new wave, punk-pop rock group is coming out with their 11th LP Pollinator. Leading up to the new record, Blondie has shared a new music video for the first single “Fun,” which sees Debbie Harry and crew hosting a psychedelic martian rave in a black and white disco world.We can expect collaborations with Sia, Blood Orange frontman Dev Hynes, Charli XCX, TV on the Radio’s Dave Sitek, the Strokes’ Nick Valensi and the Smiths’ Johnny Marr, among others, on the forthcoming record due out May 5th. Check out the new song and watch the video below, which was directed by Dikayl Rimmasch of Beyoncé’s Lemonade film and Formation World Tour.last_img

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Enjoy These Video Highlights From Joe Russo’s Almost Dead’s 1st Weekend At The Brooklyn Bowl

first_imgThere were several highlights from last weekend’s three-night Joe Russo’s Almost Dead run at the Brooklyn Bowl. Though, perhaps the best part is that it all starts again tonight with three more shows – although this time around, Dead & Company’s Oteil Burbridge will be filling in for Dave Dreiwitz for all three nights. Last weekend’s residency brought a lot of magic: including their 100th show, the debut of an original song, and several teases and debuts.With the excitement building for tonight’s arrival, we decided to take a step back and relive the glory from last weekend’s musical adventures.Jack Straw 3/9/17, via LazyLightning55aKeeping It Simple, 3/9/17, via TimeZonerTVCassidy, 3/11/17, via LazyLightning55aGood Lovin’, 3/11/17, via LazyLightning55a Throwin’ Stones, 3/11/17, via LazyLightning55aCumberland Blues, 3/11/17, via LazyLightning55aAlthea, 3/11/17, via Brooklyn BowlJoe Russo’s Almost Dead will be heading to Fool’s Paradise on March 31st and April 1st in St. Augustine, FL, with special guest keyboardist Jeff Chimenti. Oteil Burbridge will also be there, making fans wonder if perhaps there is a Joe Russo’s Almost Dead & Company collaboration in the future. The Grateful Dead enthusiasts will join hosts Lettuce and bands like The Floozies, The Motet, and The Main Squeeze. More information can be found here.last_img read more

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G. Love And Special Sauce Close Out Fox Theatre 25th Anniversary Month [Photos]

first_imgLoad remaining images The famed Boulder venue, The Fox Theatre, opened on March 6th, 1992. Twenty-five years later, the space is still going strong as one of the most preeminent music venues on Colorado’s Front Range. This past month, the Fox Theatre celebrated its long-standing history with a 25th anniversary month jam-packed with performances by a bunch of our favorite acts. To it all out, The Fox Theatre tapped G. Love and Special Sauce to play the final performance of their insane March musical calendar on March 31st. You can check out photos from G. Love and Special Sauce’s show marking an end to the Fox Theatre’s 25th anniversary month below, courtesy of Alan Westman.last_img

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Members Of Tedeschi Trucks Band To Perform As “Whose Hat Is This?” In NYC

first_img[“Thanks to guest vocalist Jeff Taylor for the inspired artwork”] On a night off during Tedeschi Trucks Band’s 2015 Europe tour, fellow bandmates Tim Lefebvre (bass), Kebbi Williams (sax), JJ Johnson (drums), and Tyler “Falcon” Greenwell (drums) convened at the intimate A-Trane in Berlin for a special one-off evening of improvised music. The audio from this special evening made it onto a special recording, dubbed Whose Hat Is This? The record documents this historic night with selected tracks from the group’s electrifying set of free jazz and fearless exploration, and you can listen to it here.With Tedeschi Trucks Band’s residency at the Beacon Theatre starting this week in New York City, the players have scheduled a pair of Whose Hat Is This? shows at the 55 Bar. Tonight and tomorrow, Whose Hat Is This? will perform two sets of improv at the small venue at 10PM with vocalist Jeff Taylor. On Thursday, vocalist Jason Lindner will join the scene. Seating will be extremely limited at the shows, so come early and be prepared for some deep space musical exploration. More information can be found here.Listen to a selection from Whose Hat Is This? below:last_img read more

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EXCLUSIVE: Jon Stickley On His Trio’s New Drummer & The Spirit Of The Suwannee

first_imgThe Jon Stickley Trio recently welcomed new drummer Hunter Deacon to the fold, just in time for a busy start to the festival season. Firebrand guitarist Jon Stickley and violinist Lyndsay Pruett know a little something about changing tempos: The band’s lightning-fast runs are heavily featured in their live performances. Now, their skilled musicianship will be delivered over a brand new beat, as the departure of former drummer Patrick Armitage has freed up the drummer’s throne for Deacon to settle in and make it his own.Though any lineup change is tough on a band at first, its impact on a trio can be particularly difficult to adapt to, with 1/3 of the sound suddenly being transformed. As the Jon Stickley Trio got their footing with their new band member on a recent run of shows, we caught up with Stickley to get his thoughts on the state of the band. Check out our exclusive chat below: Rex Thomson: So, big news first off…new drummer, Hunter Deacon. I am assuming your band uses the same the “jump-in” initiation process that most gangs do…How bad did you and Lyndsay wail on him?Jon Stickley: Yeah, we put him through the wringer. He’s been learning all the material and that as actually got the creative juices flowing. Lots of new stuff in the works…RT: What does Hunter bring to the table?JS: Well, he is classically trained, he has toured with a lot of singer-songwriters and played pretty much all types of music under the sun. He has a really strong jazz-improvisational bent that has led him to be extremely sensitive to intuitively playing with others, so he has really slipped into the role easily. He fit like a glove right away. I gotta say the music feels better than it ever has. RT: The Jon Stickley Trio has an idiosyncratic sound, especially live. Obviously, you want to stay relatively true to your sound, but how close is this configuration to the previous iteration?JS: It’s very similar. We’re playing the same songs, so it’s not like people will be lost. Hopefully, they’ll be more entertained. We’re not going to be going into “free jazz” or anything like that. It’s all gonna be the same tradition. We’re just glad to have a drummer that is on equal footing with Lyndsay and myself.One last taste of the old before we catch some of the new out on tour:RT: You mentioned the creative juices were flowing…Does that mean new material is already being conceived?JS: Let’s just say we are stoked to get out and play some new stuff for hopefully old and new fans alike in 2018.RT: How packed is the 2018 Jon Stickley Trio concert calendar so far?JS: Really packed. We have a lot–more than ever if you look at this point in previous years. We are returning to some of our favorite festivals, and a few that we have always wanted to play we are finally getting to this time around. Besides all the festivals, a lot of good rooms and clubs are opening their doors to us finally. It’s like all this hard work is paying off.RT: You’ll be bringing Hunter to Spirit of the Suwannee for the first time this March for the Suwannee Spring Reunion Festival. The Trio and Suwannee have a long-standing relationship, and you’re well-known there for your wild sets and all-night pickin’ parties. Is it gonna be business as usual this year?JS: Oh yeah, we were telling him about it last night. We were like, “Spring Reunion is the festival that we always try and be there the whole weekend. We like to set up camp, find a fire and pick. That feeling, that sharing…it’s pretty much what we live for.” By far our favorite place play.RT: Gonna keep him up all night?JS: I don’t know. We’ll see if he can hang.RT: Shots fired! Can he hear you right now?JS: I think so, actually.RT: Well, the gauntlet has been tossed.JS: Suwannee brings it out of you. It’s our favorite festival site, to be sure. It’s just so huge and well laid out. There’s no crowding or rushing to get to one of the good spots. They are all good spots. Plenty of room for everybody. You can ride right into it with your car, no shuttles or anything like that. And I honestly think everyone there feels the same way. We love going there to play music as much as people love going there to hear it.The “Spirit” part of the name, “The Spirit Of The Suwannee Music Park,” it’s a real thing. You feel it when you are there. Honestly, the best music we play each year seems to happen at the Spirit Of The Suwannee.RT: How natural is the mix and match of your styles and influences for you mentally? When you play through it all live, it looks and sounds effortless. But is that the case, say, during the songwriting stage?JS: I guess I have to say it’s really natural, mentally. Every style and influence you hear in my playing is just my own interpretation of a sound already. It’s that type of music through my own style or mental lens.RT: Well, thanks for taking a few minutes to introduce us to the new guy! Looking forward to hearing what you’re cooking up for us!JS: Come see us out here and the road!last_img read more

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