Dopapod’s Rob Compa Fills In For A Wild Pink Talking Fish Show [Watch]

first_imgLast weekend, Pink Talking Fish played a private engagement at The Great Divide Campground that turned into a wild affair! With guitarist Dave Brunyak unable to make the show, Dopapod guitarist Rob Compa filled in on the lead instrument, jamming along on the Pink Floyd, Talking Heads and Phish classics with a passion.Compa was treated to quite the experience, as the show proved to be one of the band’s more wild performances. The owner of the campgroup placed a giant gorilla statue behind the band during “Crosseyed and Painless” in the second set, so naturally the band took the opportunity to get psychedelic with a version of Phish’s “Kung,” which naturally become “Kong” in honor of the statue. They also went into Pink Floyd’s obscure Ummagumma track “Several Species of Small Furry Animals Gathered Together in a Cave and Grooving with a Pict,” again referencing the giant gorilla. The band picked back up into “Crosseyed” and rocked hard for the remainder of the set.Check out some footage from the show, as provided by the band. Pink Talking Fish has a number of exciting plays coming up this summer, including some post-Phish after parties in Chicago and Saratoga, as well as some great cruises in the NYC area on July 8th. Check out all the information you’d need for any of these shows via the band’s website.The full setlist from NJ can be seen below.Setlist: Pink Talking Fish at The Great Divide Campground, Newton, NJ – 6/4/16Set 1:In The Flesh>Chalkdust TortureMaking Flippy Floppy>Simple>Time>Life During Wartime>Gumbo>Shine On You Crazy Diamond>Burning Down The HousePossumSet 2:When The Tigers Broke Free>Punch You In The Eye>Another Brick In The Wall>Psycho Killer>Another Brick In The Wall>Tweezer*>One Of These Days>Lengthwise>One Of These Days**>Swamp***%>2001***>Crosseyed And Painless>Kung%%>Several Species of Small Furry Animals Gathered Together in a Cave and Grooving with a Pict>Crosseyed And Painless%%%>Eclipse>Tweezer Reprise%%%*w/ Life During Wartime tease**w/ Money For Nothing “I Want My MTV” lyrics and drum fills preceding “One Of These Days I’m Going To Cut You Into Little Pieces”***w/ Close Encounters Of The Third Kind tease%w/ Manteca tease%%a giant gorilla got placed behind the stage and Kung became “Kong”%%%”Monkey In The Back” and “Kung/Kong” lyricslast_img read more

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Someone Actually Purchased A Lock Of David Bowie’s Hair For $18,750

first_img2016 has undoubtedly been a year of shocking loss in the world of musical heroes. Fans continue to mourn the unexpected losses of David Bowie, Prince, Lemmy, and too many more. With their souls gone forever from this Earth, only their personal belongings remain alongside the timeless catalogues of music left behind. Sometimes owning a piece of a hero’s life brings you closer to the hero themselves, at least according to some fans.Over the weekend, the owner of Jerry Garcia’s ‘Tiger’ guitar bought Prince’s ‘Yellow Cloud’ guitar for a shocking $137,500. At the same auction in Los Angeles, one super Bowie fan purchased an actual lock of his hair for $18,750. The hair was legit, cut from Bowie’s head in 1983 while he was being fitted for the Madam Tussauds Wax Museum. The strands came from a wig maker who created the hair that would go atop the wax-man’s body. She kept them in a picture frame, with a picture of herself standing next to the Thin White Duke, for thirty-three years. Check out the full listing here. [H/T CoS]last_img read more

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Asheville’s Annual LEAF Festival Announces Lineup

first_imgReturning for its 43rd festival over 21 years running, the annual LEAF Festival will return to the picturesque Lake Eden for four nights of music this October 20-23rd. With a “Carnival of Wonder” theme, the festival boasts headlining sets from Balkan Beat Box, Beats Antique, and Squirrel Nut Zippers for the occasion.There are lots of exciting artists to catch this year, including Here Come The Mummies, Third World, Solas, Too Many Zooz, Chali 2na & The House Vibe, Dar Williams, Leah Song (of Rising Appalachia), The Hip Abduction and so many more!You can see the full lineup below, and head here for more information.last_img read more

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The Jauntee Announce 2016 Summer Tour Dates

first_imgThe Jauntee has announced a slew of tour dates in August and September. With two shows this weekend at Port Hunter in Edgartown, MA, the Boston-based jamband will properly hit the road August 5th for a 22-date late-Summer tour. The tour will take them to venue’s like Nectar’s in Burlington, VT, Quixote’s in Denver, CO for a pair of Phish after-parties, The 8×10 in Baltimore, MD, and Funk’n’Waffles in Syracuse, NY, before winding up at Catskill Chill on September 23rd.See below for The Jauntee’s full 2016 Summer Tour:Head over to the band’s website for more information!last_img read more

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Consider The Source Previews Exciting Fall Tour With New Video [Watch]

first_imgIn the realms of progressive fusion music, Consider the Source stands alone. The group continues to press forward with new and innovative songwriting, and constant touring has earned them a truly devoted following. Formed in 2004, the band’s fusion of progressive rock, jazz, and Eastern sounds continues to impress, only accentuated by the fact that the band is composed of only three members.This fall, CTS will spend a considerable amount of time on the road throughout the country, hitting a number of venues nationwide to keep the fans movin’ and groovin’. In addition to playing shows with TAUK and Papadosio, Consider the Source has an extensive listing of headlining tour dates on the schedule, so there’s no reason to miss out!In anticipation of these exciting tour dates, the band has shared this unique preview video highlighting their tour dates and exciting live shows. Check out the new video below, exclusively via Live For Live Music.You can see Consider the Source’s tour schedule below, and head to their website for details! You can also find their most recent release, World War Trio (Parts 2 & 3) (2016) via Bandcamp.Consider the Source Fall Tour Dates10/07/2016 The Black Sheep, Colorado Springs, CO10/08/2016 Fox Theatre, Boulder, CO10/09/2016 The Bluebird Theater, Denver , CO10/12/2016 The AMP Room, San Antonio, TX10/13/2016 Last Concert Café, Houston, TX10/14/2016 One-2-One, Austin, TX (with Cream Cheese Accident)10/15/2016 Kiva, San Marcos, TX10/20/2016 Harvest House, Denton, TX10/21/2016 Ryleigh’s, Fayetteville, AR10/22/2016 Lefty’s Live Music, Des Moines, IA10/23/2016 Progtoberfest II, Reggie’s Rock Club, Chicago, IL10/26/2016 The Rabbit Hole, Charlotte, NC10/27/2016 Lincoln Theatre, Raleigh, NC (supporting Papadosio)10/28/2016 9:30 Club, Washington, DC (supporting Papadosio)10/29/2016 The Abbey Bar @ Appalachian Brewing Co., Harrisburg, PA11/03/2016 Pacific Standard Tavern, New Haven, CT11/04/2016 River Street Jazz Café, Wilkes-Barre, PA11/10/2016 Pearl Street, Northampton, MA11/11/2016 Brooklyn Bowl, Brooklyn, NY (supporting Papadosio)11/16/2016 Aisle 5, Atlanta, GA11/17/2016 Asheville Music Hall, Asheville, NC11/18/2016 The Music Farm, Columbia, SC (supporting Papadosio)11/19/2016 The Music Farm, Charleston, SC (supporting Papadosio)12/01/2016 Ardmore Music Hall, Ardmore, PA12/02/2016 Baltimore Soundstage, Baltimore, MD (supporting TAUK)12/03/2016 Chameleon Club, Lancaster, PA (supporting TAUK)12/07/2016 The Westcott Theater, Syracuse, NY (supporting TAUK)12/08/2016 Nectar’s, Burlington, VT12/09/2016 ONCE Ballroom, Boston, MA12/10/2016 Strange Brew Pub, Norwich, CT12/31/2016 Madison Theater, Covington, KYlast_img read more

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PREMIERE: The Delta Saints Pay Tribute To David Bowie In A New Single Off Their Upcoming Album

first_imgThe five-piece rock outfit The Delta Saints is releasing a new album titled Monte Vista on April 28th. Melding psychedelia with Bayou blues and raw rock sounds, the ten-track album, produced by Eddie Spear (Jack White, Arctic Monkeys, Neil Young) is an anthemic yet lyrical follow-up to their 2015 album Bones. Featuring Ben Ringel (vocals & guitar), Dylan Fitch (guitar), David Supica (bass), Vincent “Footz” Williams (drums), and Nate Kremer (keyboards), The Delta Saints’ new album is an exploratory coming-of-age collection, ruminating on life, love, and age through their exacting lyrics paired with their rock-rooted sensibilities.To preview Monte Vista, which is due out next week, The Delta Saints have been kind enough to share with us a new single off the album called “Spaceman.” The track is a tribute to the late David Bowie. Frontman Ben Ringel elaborates: “I wrote Spaceman a few days after David Bowie passed away. I’d always been a casual Bowie fan, but had never dove head first into his body of work before. I spent the next few days with his music and was so struck by the sheer expanse of his creativity. He just did exactly what he wanted to do, when he wanted to do it. He got weird when the spirit moved him, then he would write a heart wrenching ballad, then an 80’s dance tune, and then a dark modern sounding record like Blackstar. He was this super rare form of devil-may-care brilliance, and the weight of someone like him no longer creating and representing that attitude was just heavy. A few days later, I was sitting in my apartment, and this song just started coming out. It was one of those really magical moments, where a song just comes out of nowhere, and you just try to keep up and get it all down before it evaporates.”You can listen to the Live For Live Music premiere of “Spaceman” below. You can also check out The Delta Saint’s website to get more information about the band as well as to find upcoming tour dates and to purchase their new album Monte Vista when it comes out on the 28th.[Photo courtesy of David Bean] Monte Vista – Track ListingCaliforniaSun GodBurning WheelsAre YouCrowsRosesSpace ManYoung And CrazyIn Your HeadTwo Dayslast_img read more

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Ari Herstand To Host Online Workshop About Artist Management & The “New” Music Business

first_imgAuthor of best-selling book How To Make It in the New Music Business, Ari Herstand, is taking his expertise to the next level and hosting an online workshop series about artist management. In the first installment of Expert Conversations on the New Music Business, Ari will explore the topic What Does A Manager Do & How To Get One, while sitting down with six top-tier artist managers for 30 minutes each to dig on what they do, how they do it, what their days are like, and how to make things happen for their clients. He’ll also dive into how they look for potential clients and the right way to approach finding a manager. The session is designed for independent musicians or aspiring artists, and can be streamed online or attended in LA on Sunday, June 4.The experts will include Rob Abelow (Roll Call), Jonathan Azu (Red Light Management), Nick Bobetsky (Red Light Management), Michele Ceazan-Fleischli (Constant Artists), Anna Geyer-Savage (Roc Nation), and Justin Little (Constant Artists). Their client lists have ranged from Kanye West, Rihanna, Feist, Grizzly Bear, Band of Horses, Sonic Youth, Beck, Tenacious D, Ryan Adams, Rage Against the Machine, Odesza, CHRVCHES, and so many more.Expert Conversations on the New Music Business: What Does A Manager Do & How To Get One will provide a great overview to give independent musicians or aspiring artist managers the knowledge and insight when developing a successful career in the music industry. Attendees will also get a ton of additional resources at the completion of the webinar, including a sample management contract, sample pitch e-mail to potential managers, social-media calendar, and more. Read more about it here.Live For Live Music caught up with Ari Herstand to find out more about what to expect about next Sunday’s workshop.Live For Live Music: Ari, describe your professional career and how you got where you are today.Ari Herstand: I started my music career in Minneapolis around 2005. Specifically on the University of Minnesota campus. I started playing everywhere and anywhere around town. I got a little street team together to help promote my shows and my audiences grew from coffee shops to bars to venues to theaters. When I left Minneapolis in 2010 for LA, I was selling out the 800-cap Varsity Theater and was touring the country regularly.A few years back, I was getting so many questions from other musicians, first in just Minneapolis, but then all over the country, on how I was doing things for my career like booking tours, selling out clubs, opening for big artists, getting songs placed on TV, getting music online, etc etc. I had kind of become known as the musician who knew “the biz.” After awhile, I just didn’t have time to respond to everyone so I started a blog, Ari’s Take, and put up everything I had learned (and continued to learn) on there. Of course that brought in more questions so I kept it going. The reason I continue it is because so many musicians tell me how much it is helping them.Since quitting Starbucks in 2008, I’ve been making my living from my creative pursuits. For awhile it was 100% music 100% of the time. But because Ari’s Take grew so big, it opened up doors to other opportunities like writing for Digital Music News, speaking at conferences, consulting, and even a book deal. I just released my book, How To Make It in the New Music Business, this past December.L4LM: What makes you an “expert” source to host conversations on the new music business?AH: Ha. Great question. So, once I got the writing gig with Digital Music News in December 2013, it opened up my access to speak to virtually anyone in the music industry I wanted to – which was incredible for a DIY musician who couldn’t previously get most higher ups to respond to my emails. I had coffee with the #3 at Spotify, spoke on panels with the head of artist development at Pandora, and was interviewing multiple people in the industry a week from startup founders to label execs to managers, agents, publicists and honestly anyone who works in the music business.Then when I got the book deal to write this book, I interviewed a ton more people including DIY musicians making great livings doing it differently in the New Music Business. I have probably interviewed hundreds of people in the industry, most have been private Skype calls, and I have gathered a lot of knowledge and information on what is happening right now in music. In addition to, of course, learning from my own experiences as a working DIY musician.Also, music business schools worldwide are widely adopting my book to teach for their music business curriculum. And it’s a best seller on Amazon (!!!). So I guess people think I’m on the right track at seeing what’s going on in the music business today and how to navigate it.L4LM: What makes the music business “new”?AH: Well, the “old music business” is something we all understand: getting signed to a record deal, touring, getting on the radio. Success in the “old music business” was defined solely by selling a boat load of small priced items (records) to a boat load of people. That was it. Simple. The “new music business” is much more nuanced and complicated. And success in the “new music business” is about making a comfortable living doing doing what you love. Oftentimes, it’s about targeting a niche community and getting them to pay you a lot more money than simply $15 a year on a CD or $40 a year on a concert ticket. It’s now more about developing relationships with your fans and getting the super fans to support your entire career. It’s no longer about making the quick sale on a plastic disc.L4LM: What can we expect from this daylong conference?AH: This will be unlike any panel at any other conference in the sense that, well, it’s not a panel. I will be interviewing each manager, one-on-one asking them the questions DIY musicians (and aspiring managers) want to know. One of the biggest questions I had in my music career (for a few years) was actually how to get a manager. And no one could give me a clear answer on it. I honestly didn’t even really know what management was, but I figured it was the key to my success.I will dig in with each manager what they do on a daily basis, what management is, what they look for in potential clients, how musicians can get in touch with them (or any manager) if they feel they are ready for representation and, really, when musicians are ready for management and how they’ll know.Every attendee will walk away with tangible, concrete advice and plans of action to use for their music (or management) career right now.L4LM: Will it be worth it if we are watching from home?AH: Yup! We are working very hard to make sure it is just as valuable to live stream this from home as attending it in person in LA. We are even dedicating time for online networking amongst live stream attendees.L4LM: Story Time: Tell us the best thing you’ve ever experienced in the music industry. The worst?AH: Ok let’s start with the worst: I once got an opening gig for the Country star Phil Vassar at a college in Minnesota. I had a 6 piece band with me, but Phil’s stage setup took up 95% of the stage. The 6 of us basically had to setup in a straight line at the front of the stage in front of the curtain. 2,000 drunk college kids in cowboy hats, cowboy boots, and Tommy Hillfiger cologne piled into the Field House.We were told we were going to play a 45 minute set. 10 minutes before showtime the college kid in charge of the event, Sarah, told us that we they were going to push back the start time and cut our set by 15 minutes. As we stood in the wings waiting to go on, Sarah then asked us if we could cut our set even shorter – “like 20 minutes?”House lights went off. Crowd started cheering and chanting “Phil! Phil! Phil! Phil!”Sarah went out to the front of the stage: “Thank you all for coming to my event. I’m Sarah and the chair of the campus entertainment committee”“Phil! Phil! Phil!”“Oh yup Phil is coming”“Phil! Phil! Phil!”“But first I want you to welcome the guy who’s going to open the show…”“Phil! Phil! Phil!”“Please welcome Ari Herstand”“Phi…. BOOOOOOOOOO!”They legitimately were booing as the band and I walked on stage.It didn’t get much better from there.During my last song, I saw some drunk frat boys in the back joking around and whispering to each other. I knew something was up. There were 2,000 people between me and them so I wasn’t too worried. But just then, one of the dudes cocked his arm back and chucked something up over the 2,000 people and it hit me square in the chest. I debated bodysurfing back to the dudes, but decided to just finish the song, politely give a “fuck you very much” to the crowd, and get off stage. The ice cube didn’t hurt too much and luckily missed my guitar.When we got up to our green room, two-hour old, dried out burgers were waiting with a big sign that said: “Thanks Airie!”The best: Honestly, and it may sound cheesy, but it’s the fucking truth. Every time a musician comes up to me and tells me how much I have helped their music career. That’s it right there.Signup for the June 4th workshop here.last_img read more

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JackLNDN To Premiere New Project Honey Drizzle At Denver’s Knew Conscious With Skydyed

first_imgDenver is in for some serious late-night jams this weekend, as Fort Collins-based electronic rockers Skydyed are set to bring their progressive sounds and beats to Knew Conscious Collective this Saturday night, June 24th. Joining them will be disco house producer JackLNDN, who will be premiering his latest project, Honey Drizzle, with Lady and The Gentlemen guitarist Jarrod Guaderrama. The show starts at 11:45pm and goes into the early hours of the morning.Skydyed is no strangers to the Colorado faithful, as they have become a staple of the scene, delivering an amalgamation of sounds tied to their love of funk, rock, and jazz, with plenty of break-beats thrown in to keep a constant ebb and flow of energy to their setlists. The trio of Andrew Slattery (bass synths/bass guitar), Max Doucette (guitar/keys), and Craig Babineau (drums) knows exactly when to hit hard and when it’s time to reel things in ever so slightly.As the London-born JackLNDN tells Live For Live Music in a comment about his latest electro-funk project, “We’re stoked to be premiering Honey Drizzle at Knew Conscious. The show is all brand new music and performed live with keys, guitar and vocals. The music is bootyshaking funk mixed with some rock n’ roll and a splash of electronic. It’s going to be a party!”This is a members-only party, so you’ll need to be a member of Knew Conscious Collective to enter, although the gallery will be signing up new members at the door the night of (so don’t sweat it if you’re not a member yet). To pre-register for a membership, send an email to [email protected] and put MEMBERSHIP in the subject line, or sign-up online here.Admission to the show requires a $25 donation to the Knew Conscious Gallery for all members, and includes complimentary beverages and refreshments. This is a 21+ only show.For show details and additional information, check out the Facebook Event page here.last_img read more

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PREMIERE: KDTU’s Chris Littlefield Debuts New Single, “Settle Down,” From Side Project Klozd Sirkut

first_imgKlozd Sirkut shows a deep love of the groove, offering an inspired and refreshing take on funk and electronic music. Led by longtime Karl Denson’s Tiny Universe trumpet maven Chris Littlefield, the Seattle-based electro-funk quartet is taking off to untold galaxies, earning new fans constantly with their relentless dancefloor escapades. Along with Littlefield, the band includes the extremely inventive Papa Josh, who fronts the band as its guitarist and bass player, programs beats, and acts as a hub for impressive looping among the musicians. Drummer Davee C is “The Groove Merchant” — a renowned funk and reggae player from the PacNW who is similarly well established as a DJ in the scene. Keyboard player Joey Walbaum is the glue that holds Klozd Sirkut together, providing textures and sweet vocals atop the mix.Today, Live For Live Music is proud to premiere Klozd Sirkut’s robust new single “Settle Down.” The song features a gigantic low-end groove motor that recalls Bootsy Collins and Zapp, while also ushering in sexy electronic vibes that are a leap into the future. Check it out for yourself below. You can also catch Klozd Sirkut during one of their regular tours of the West Coast, which go down a few times each year. Plans are underway for the band to venture further; now, with a record in the pipeline and this bangin’ new single “Settle Down,” the future looks to be blinding for this funky fearsome foursome. Klozd Sirkut will be hosting a record release party tomorrow on Saturday, July 1st, at High Dive in Seattle, Washington, with DJ Logic also featured on the bill.last_img read more

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Railroad Earth, Vince Herman And Drew Emmitt To Headline YarmonyGrass

first_imgThe exciting YarmonyGrass returns to Rancho Del Rio, CO from August 10-13, bringing along a slew of wonderful artists for the 12th annual festival event. In addition to the previously announced bands Todd Snider & Great American Taxi, Head For The Hills, The Drunken Hearts (x2), and Coral Creek (x2), YarmonyGrass has announced the 2018 headliners: Railroad Earth and Vince Herman & Drew Emmitt from Leftover Salmon.The announcement was made last Friday at Red Rocks Amphitheatre, when Tim Carbone, violinist extraordinaire and longtime friend and mentor of Yarmony’s own Andrew McConathy (The Drunken Hearts), took to the microphone and delivered the message that Railroad Earth fans near and far had hoped to hear. Carbone announced to the crowd of 8,000 plus that the Railroad Earth train would be heading back to YarmonyGrass to once again headline Colorado’s premiere boutique camping and live music event on Saturday, August 12th.The Drunken Hearts’ Andrew McConathy Talks YarmonyGrass Additionally it was announced that Vince Herman & Drew Emmitt from Leftover Salmon would be joining an already impressive lineup boasting the likes of Todd Snider, Head for the Hills, The Drunken Hearts, The Magic Beans, Kitchen Dwellers, The Grant Farm w/ Andy Thorn, Great American Taxi, Coral Creek, Bonfire Dub, Jay Roemer w/ Dave Carrol from Trampled by Turtles, Brad Parson Band, Liver Down the River, the YarmonyGrass All-Stars and many more.For full lineup information and to purchase tickets visit the festival website.[Photo credit: Spady Photography]last_img read more

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