Orgōne Drops Latest Single ‘P.C.H’ with Jesse Wagner of The Aggrolites [Listen]

first_imgLos Angeles’ own Orgōne has always thrived on embracing the old-school West Coast soul vibe of the 60’s and 70’s, and their latest single “P.C.H.” which features Jesse Wagner, lead singer of The Aggrolites, keeps in that tradition. The track is a throwback to that era, full of smooth harmonies, soul, and plenty of groove.The California soul-rockers with plenty of funk and afrobeat to keep your body moving, are getting ready to release their latest 45″ this Friday, via Colemine Records, which can be ordered here. Orgōne will hit the road moving up and down the Pacific coast beginning on Jan. 25th, and are scheduled to play with Karl Denson’s Tiny Universe, the Monophonics, as they make their way down to Mexico for Widespread Panic‘s Panic en la Playa in late-February (check a full list of tour dates here).  Take a listen to “P.C.H” below:Orgōne – “P.C.H.” feat. Jesse Wagner of The Aggrolites:last_img read more

Twiddle Releases Re-Imagined “When It Rains It Pours” Music Video With Lyrics

first_imgOver the weekend, Twiddle brought down the house during a two-night run at New York City’s PlayStation Theatre. Now, today, the band is treating fans to the official video release of “When It Rains It Pours,” from the band’s forthcoming double album PLUMP Chapters 1 & 2. The track, already a favorite anthem among the group’s avid followers, was recently re-imagined, re-recorded and re-engineered by veteran producer Ron Saint Germain (311, Bad Brains) for inclusion on Twiddle’s highly anticipated studio albums to be released on April 28, 2017.Watch the lyric video for “When It Rains It Pours” below:“‘When It Rains It Pours’ has always resonated with our fans,” reflects Twiddle frontman Mihali Savoulidis in a statement. “We have received many messages on how it has personally impacted our fans’ lives, so we wanted to bring its message to as many ears as possible.”For more information on Twiddle, visit www.twiddlemusic.comTWIDDLE TOUR DATES:04/07/17- 04/08/17 – Westcott Theater – Syracuse, NY (2 nights)04/09/17 – Beachland Ballroom – Cleveland, OH04/13/17 – The Intersection – Grand Rapids, MI04/14/17 – Concord Music Hall – Chicago, IL04/15/17 – Majestic Theater – Madison, WI04/16/17 – Miramar Theatre – Milwaukee, WI04/19/17- 04/20/17 – Woodlands Tavern – Columbus, OH (2 nights)04/21-23/17 – Sweetwater 420 – Atlanta, GA04/22/17 – The Pour House – Charleston, SC04/23/17 – Jack Rabbit – Jacksonville, FL04/25/17 – High Dive – Gainesville, FL04/26/17 – The Side Bar Theatre – Tallahassee, FL04/27/17 – Bourbon Street Bar – Auburn, AL04/28/17 – Varsity Theatre – Baton Rouge, LA04/29/17 – Republic – New Orleans, LA05/03/17 – Soundstage – Baltimore, MD05/04/17 – Chameleon Club – Lancaster, PA05/05/17 – College Street Music Hall – New Haven, CT05/06/17 – State Theatre – Portland, ME5/26-28/17 – Dark Star Jubilee – Thornville, OH5/26-28/17 – Summer Camp Music Festival – Chillicothe, IL6/1-3/17 – Mountain Music Festival – Minden, WV6/8-11/17 – Bonnaroo Music Festival – Manchester, TN6/29-7/1/17 – Frendly Gathering Music Festival – Burlington, VT6/30-7/2/17 – moe.down – Turin, NY7/8-9/17 – Levitate Music Festival – Marshfield, MA7/13-15/17 – Camp Bisco – Scranton, PA7/28-29/17 – Tumble Down – Burlington, VT8/11-12/17 – Boulder Theater – Boulder, CO8/13/17 – Red Rocks Amphitheater – Morrison, COlast_img read more

It Looks Like Phish Is Breaking Out A New Lighting Rig For This Summer

first_imgThe video shows a short clip of a microphone check onstage, and gives a clear look at what we can only assume is the band’s updated lighting rig. The new setup appears to nix the LED screens added last summer (whose existence similarly leaked to considerable excitement prior to the band’s 2016 summer tour), and has the more familiar colored spotlights laid out in a new arrangement, with four rows of lights arcing lengthwise over the stage. We’re excited to see what this new setup can do![h/t @PhishatMSG][Cover photo: Left (2016) via Emily Butler, Right (2017) via @PhishatMSG]If you’re heading to New York for Phish’s 13-night Baker’s Dozen run at Madison Square Garden, don’t miss all the incredible late night shows going on in the City during the run! Check out Our Official Guide To Baker’s Dozen Late-Nights  for all the info.Live For Live Music Phish Baker’s Dozen Run Late-Night ShowsJuly 21 – The Werks @ American Beauty (tix)July 21 – The Motet @ BB King Blues Club (tix)July 20, 21, & 22 – Twiddle @ Irving Plaza (tix) *July 22 – The Werks @ American Beauty (tix)July 22 – Circles Around The Sun @ Gramercy Theatre (SOLD OUT)July 23 – Circles Around The Sun (early brunch show) @ Brooklyn Bowl (tix)July 25 – Turkuaz at Irving Plaza (tix) *July 28 – Dopapod @ Gramercy Theater (tix) *July 28 – James Brown Dance Party  – 2 Shows @ Highline Ballroom (early tix/late tix) *July 29 – Dopapod @ Highline Ballroom (tix) *July 29 – Perpetual Groove @ BB King Blues Club (tix)Aug 2 – Matisyahu @ The Cutting Room (tix) *Aug 3 – Greensky Bluegrass w/ Marco Benevento @ Ford Amphitheatre At Coney Island Boardwalk (tix) **Aug 4 –  “Kraz & Taz” – Eric Krasno Band w/ Brandon “Taz” Niederauer Band @ The Cutting Room (tix)Aug 5 –  Spafford @ BB King Blues Club (tix)* (L4LM & CEG Presents)**(L4LM & Live Nation Presents) Over the last few days, we’ve heard about how Phish is rehearsing for their upcoming summer run with a week of technical and musical rehearsals at BMO Harris Bradley Center in Milwaukee, WI, a relatively short drive from their first shows of the summer at Chicago’s Northerly Island this Friday, Saturday, and Sunday. News of the rehearsals ignited the excitement of local Wisconsin fans, who will not be getting a Phish show of their own this summer, as Phish countless commenters across social media joking about crashing the closed rehearsals and getting a peek and the band’s practices.While we’re sure that sneaking into band rehearsals is just a pipe dream for most of these fans, at least one guy made it inside Phish’s pre-tour “training facility” to take a look around. Now, thanks to a clip that surfaced online today, we can all get a glimpse at the band’s summer 2017 rig, and it looks like lighting designer Chris Kuroda has some new toys to play with. Check it out via Twitter user @PhishatMSG:last_img read more

SunSquabi Announces Denver Hometown Throwdown With Russ Liquid Test, Escort, And More

first_imgColorado’s SunSquabi has been blowing up in recent years, with the trio solidly placed at the center of the live electro-funk scene. The band—composed of Chris Anderson (drums), Josh Fairman (bass/synth), and Kevin Donohue (guitar/keys/production)—has had a huge year already, releasing a brand new EP, Deluxe, in April and gaining fans nationwide at festivals like Summer Camp, Electric Forest, and Camp Bisco. However, at its heart, the group is a Colorado staple, and today, the band announced that they would be showing their home state some major love.SunSquabi Shares Video Of Jason Hann Sit-In From Texas PerformanceOn November 11th, SunSquabi will take over the Fillmore Auditorium in Denver for a hometown throwdown of giant proportions, which will also double as the group’s largest headlining performance to date. The show presented by GRiZ’s All Good Records will also tap New Orleans’ The Russ Liquid Test, Brooklyn’s Escort (live band), and Canada’s Defunk, in addition to tweener sets presented by Flamingosis, ensuring a non-stop dance party that runs late into the night.Papadosio And Sunsquabi Take Over Red Rocks For Re:Creation [Photos/Pro-Shot Video]As TUNES Ambassadors for the Oskar Blues CAN’d Aid Foundation, SunSquabi works with the Colorado brewery by supporting local public school music programs through musical workshops and instrument donations. As an added bonus, the trio will donate $1 from all tickets sold for this show to this worthy cause. Check out more about SunSquabi here, and don’t forget to snag tickets for this must-see show here, with tickets going on-sale today at 12 pm (MST).[Photo: Silky Shots]last_img read more

Dominican Holidaze Reveals Daily Music Schedule, Theme Night, Round One Of Activities

first_imgFor more information, or to purchase tickets, head to the event website.[Cover photo via Josh Timmermans] With just 99 days remaining until the 2017 edition of Caribbean destination festival Dominican Holidaze on December 1st – 4th in Punta Cana, Dominican Republic, the event has released full daily schedules and more.Friday, Dec 1st’s lineup will begin with early evening sets from The Motet and GRiZ, before a “Welcome Toast,” full three-hour shows from Umphrey’s McGee and STS9, and a late-night SunSquabi performance. Saturday’s lineup begins with a poolside set from Wolf + Lamb, followed by Umphrey’s, Lotus, and GRiZ at the Main Stage before a full three-hour Disco Biscuits set and a Tauk late-night set.Brendan Bayliss of UM will kick off Sunday’s lineup with a poolside set, and STS9 will follow with an afternoon set at the Main Stage. Next, the Biscuits and Umphrey’s will both play full three-hour performances, after which Spafford will keep the jams going late into the night. Finally, on Monday, December 4th, DJ Naysayers (a.k.a. The Motet saxophonist Drew Sayers) will kick off day four with a poolside set, followed by and afternoon Disco Biscuits performance, full three-hour shows from STS9 and Joe Russo’s Almost Dead and a late-night by Wolf + Lamb. Check out the full schedule graphic below:Watch Umphrey’s McGee’s Rock Out With Their Kids At Dominican Holidaze 2016 [Pro-Shot]The event has also announced a Theme Night, “Full Moon Unleashed”: “Channel your spirit animal and unleash the beast within! Howl and dance under the full moon light and transform into a creature of the night. Gather your pack, show off your feathers and scales, then take to the beach to release your wild side…”Dominican Holidaze Attendees Explain What Keeps Them Returning To Holidaze Year After YearFinally, Dominican Holidaze has announced the first round of attendee activities and excursions for 2017. You can read up on all the info below:“Ultimate Tailgate”“Being in the DR doesn’t mean you have to miss Sunday football. Kick back, watch the game, and play your favorite tailgate games. Challenge Ryan Stasik (UM), Luke Miller (Lotus), Dave Watts (The Motet) & SunSquabi to ping pong for a little friendly competition. Who will come out victorious?”“Mystery Mixologists”“Shaken or stirred? Frozen or on the rocks? Bartender or musician? You never know who you may find mixing drinks during Dominican Holidaze! Be sure to tip your bartenders, these proceeds benefit Positive Legacy. Check the schedule for where to find these mystery star-tenders.”“Texas Hold ‘Em With Jefree Lerner of STS9”“Bring your best poker face and join Jeffree Lerner (STS9) for a good old fashioned Texas Hold ’em Tournament. Space is limited so come early!”“Hydration Funk with SunSquabi”“Thirsty? SunSquabi is here to hydrate you! Spend your afternoon poolside and sip something tasty because, as always, these fine gents are serving up an electric hydro funk experience that you won’t want to miss.”last_img read more

The String Cheese Incident To Webcast Thanksgiving Weekend Chicago Shows

first_imgTonight and tomorrow, The String Cheese Incident will hit Chicago for a string of two shows at the Chicago Theatre. Now, the band has announced that these shows rounding out Thanksgiving weekend will be webcast via nugs.tv, so viewers at home can enjoy the shows from all around the country. You can pre-order String Cheese Incident’s Chicago webcasts for tonight and tomorrow here. Shows begin at 9 p.m. (EST) both nights.[Photo: Ojeda Photography]last_img

moe. Welcomes Aqueous’ Mike Gantzer During Stellar 2-Night Utica Run [Full Show Audios]

first_img[Audio: Brian V.]As for the second night, moe. again held nothing back, opening with a high-octane “Spine Of A Dog” to get things started on the right foot. With many classic, older tunes composing the setlist, a highlight of set one was the frame-closing run through “Silver Sun”, “Puebla”, and “Moth”. As for the second set, the band offered up a truly stellar rendition of “Bearsong” coming out of “Kyle’s Song”. However, the big winner of the evening was the second frame’s ending “Rebubula” sandwich, which housed a 22-minute “Yodelittle”.“Lazarus” (intro) Load remaining images [Audio: Rob Clarke]moe. | Saranac Brewery | Utica, NY | 9/7/2018 | Photo: Matt Shotwell On Friday night, moe. kicked off a two-night stand at Utica, New York’s Saranac Brewery, marking the band’s first performances since The Peach Music Festival in mid-July and only shows before the group reconvenes for a brief West Coast tour in October. Supported by Aqueous on Friday, September 7th, and Moon Hooch and Darryl Rahn on Saturday, September 8th, the shows were high-energy throughout, amping up fans and tiding them over during the multi-month break.With Aqueous opening the show on Friday night, moe. invited out Aqueous guitarist Mike Gantzer to join them during Friday’s second set during a rendition of “Mexico”. The collaboration was not necessarily surprising, given the frequent collaborations between the two bands and their similar backgrounds having come up in the Upstate New York jam scenes. However, all of the night’s second frame has earned buzz, with fan favorite “Buster” opening the set and the band working in graceful teases of the Grateful Dead‘s “Dark Star” during “Captain America” ahead of the fiery set-closing combination of “Four” into “Meat”.Setlist: moe. | Saranac Brewery | Utica, NY | 9/7/2018Set One: Timmy Tucker, Mar-DeMa, Bring It Back Home > Water, Hi & Lo > LL3 > Big WorldSet Two: Buster, Prestige Worldwide, Mexico (with Mike Gantzer), Captain America > Four > MeatEncore: Seat Of My Pants Setlist: moe. | Saranac Brewery | Utica, NY | 9/8/2018Set One: Spine Of A Dog > Plane Crash, Who You Calling Scared?, Lazarus, Silver Sun > Puebla > MothSet Two: New Hope For The New Year >(nh) Kyle’s Song > Bearsong, What Can I Say?, Rebubula > Yodelittle > RebubulaEncore: Don’t Wanna Be, Okayalrightlast_img read more

Arcade Fire Performs 2004 LP ‘Funeral’ In Its Entirety For The First Time Ever [Videos]

first_img[Video: Daanon DeCock]Arcade Fire – “Wake Up”[Video: Eddie Monterrubio]For reference, you can listen to Arcade Fire’s 2004 debut album, Funeral, below via Spotify:Arcade Fire – Funeral – Full AlbumFor more information on Arcade Fire’s upcoming tour dates, head to the band’s website here.[H/T Consequence Of Sound] On Thursday night, Arcade Fire rolled through Los Angeles as part of their ongoing Everything Now world tour, which will conclude this weekend with a two-night stand in Berkley, California and a headlining appearance at Life Is Beautiful Festival in Las Vegas.During Arcade Fire’s performance at the Greek Theatre, the famed Canadian indie rock band surprised the audience by playing their hit debut album, 2004’s Funeral, in its entirety for the first time ever. Arcade Fire’s run through Funeral comprised the entirety of their first set, with the final track on the album, “In The Backseat”, marking the first time the band has performed the tune this tour.As frontman Win Butler explained to the crowd during their performance of the classic album, “We’re not sentimental, but it’s just been 14 years since Funeral so we felt like playing it.”As for the second set, Arcade Fire offered up a mix of tracks off their recently released album, Everything Now, which they have been supporting throughout this global tour, as well as a selection of tunes from across their catalog. 2007’s Neon Bible was represented with “My Body Is A Cage” and “Intervention”; 2010’s The Suburbs was showcased with its title track as well as “Sprawl II (Mountains Beyond Mountains)” and “Ready To Start”; and 2013’s Reflektor was represented with a set-opening take on the album’s title track.You can watch selections from Arcade Fire’s Thursday night performance at Los Angeles’ Greek Theatre below. Enjoy!Arcade Fire – “Neighborhood #1 (Tunnels)”last_img read more

MSG Sphere Vegas Shares Updates On State-Of-The-Art Audio Capabilities For New Venue

first_img157,000 speakers, bass waves blasting up from the floor, and maybe the biggest video screen on earth. No, this isn’t some far out concert design pulled from the diary of “Wall Of Sound” creator/genius Owsley Stanley. These futuristic production elements are actually going into The Madison Square Garden Company’s newest concert venue, the MSG Sphere at The Venetian in Las Vegas.Ever since billionaire and MSG Company owner James Dolan announced the company’s plans back in February for creating a new, state-of-the-art concert arena in Las Vegas, fans, artists, and industry personnel have pondered over some of the really cool initial designs for what the venue could include. The company plans to officially open the MSG Sphere at The Venetian by 2021, but have more recently shared some of the technical details going into the development of the arena.The 157,000 ultra-directional speakers will surround the audience, but they will only be heard and not seen, since they’ll be hidden inside the venue walls and behind the video display. As for the low end and really deep bass, those powerful sound waves will be coming from right beneath everyone’s feet. Instead of sending the bass waves through the air, they’ll be transmitted up through the floor, where attendees will feel the incredible vibrations through their feet and in their chairs. The speaker system comes from a Germany company named Holoplot, who specialize in targeted sound with the hopes of giving each seating section its own unique sound.According to the report, Dolan’s plan with the futuristic new venue was to let the technology lead the way on the project, as the venue’s design should complement the tech, not the other way around.“We’re gonna do tech from the beginning. It’s gonna be a technology-driven design,” Dolan reportedly told MSG Ventures CEO David Dibble on his real vision for the Sphere. From audio to video, Dolan is really wanting fans to get there complete money’s worth when experiencing a show or event at the venue, which broke ground on development back in September.Speaking of video, the screen which has been impressively displayed in the venue’s design images will come into existence as a three-and-a-half-acre spherical ultra-high-res video screen comprised of LED panels, which will arc over the audience similar to “a planetarium times ten,” according to Dibble. The team is hoping to build it into what he’s also calling “the largest display ever imagined on Earth.” Like “VR without the goggles”, he continued.Fans of jam bands and artists with deep career song catalogs should be licking their lips and prepping their ears, considering the venue apparently seems more geared toward hosting residencies and long-term projects rather than one-off concerts. Artists who spend more time playing in the new venue will have a better opportunity to “fully exploit its capabilities” as the report states. One can only imagine what kind of residency and visual/audio experience bands like Phish or Steve Aoki could provide fans with a week’s worth (or more) of shows.Meanwhile, across the pond, the MSG Company is also planning to develop a second 18,000-capacity Sphere Concert Arena on a five-acre plot of land in Stratford, East London. If the city approves of the company’s design and proposal, developers for a second state-of-the-art venue in London are hoping to finish the project approximately one year after the completion and opening of the one in Vegas.[Photo: Madison Square Garden Company][H/T Consequence of Sound]last_img read more

Robert Walter’s 20th Congress Announces 2019 Colorado Run

first_imgRobert Walter’s 20th Congress has announced an upcoming 2019 Colorado run, set to take place on April 4th, 5th, and 6th. Colorado-based band Eufórquestra will open up all three shows with a hearty helping of their funk, afrobeat, soul, and insanely tight pocket grooves.Led by keyboard and organ wizard Robert Walter, as well as drummer Simon Lott, guitarist Chris Alford, and bassist Victor Little, 20th Congress will open up their spring run at Boulder’s Fox Theatre on April 4th, followed by a performances at Denver’s Cervantes’ on April 5th, and a final show at Fort Collins’ Aggie Theatre on April 6th.In November, Robert Walter announced a special lineup for his 20th Congress’ 2019 Northeastern run, which will include guitarist Scott Metzger (Joe Russo’s Almost Dead/ WOLF!), drummer John Kimock (Mike Gordon), and bassist Marc Friedman.The quartet will begin their upcoming run of Northeastern shows at Burlington, VT’s Higher Ground on January 30th, followed by a trio of shows in support of Umphrey’s McGee. Robert Walter’s 20th Congress will join UM as support at New Haven, CT’s College Street Music Hall (January 31st); Albany, NY’s Palace Theatre (February 1st); and Portland, ME’s State Theatre (February 2nd).Tickets are on sale now for Robert Walter’s 20th Congress Boulder, Denver, and Fort Collins shows.For a full list of Robert Walter’s upcoming tour dates and ticketing information, head to his website.last_img read more