The Disco Biscuits are getting ready to bring their annual City Bisco run to Coney Island next weekend (Saturday, August 20th). With two shows scheduled at Irving Plaza on Thursday and Friday serving as the precursor to the full-day event at the newly opened Ford Amphitheater at Coney Island Boardwalk, the weekend is chalking up to have people, quite literally, “Sweating Bullets”. It has been one hot summer thus far for the Biscuits, as the band is coming off the heels of their most successful Camp Bisco to date, just last month.The Disco Biscuits Are Re-Releasing Their Debut Album ‘Encephalous Crime’ On VinylWhile the event has taken place in Philadelphia the last several years, it would seem that bringing the event to what has been fondly known as “America’s Playground” since the early part of the 20th century, is apropos. The group has had a love affair with New York over the course of their career, considering this is where bassist Marc Brownstein‘s roots are grounded, but it goes beyond that. The revitalization of Coney Island over the last decade goes hand-in-hand with the resurgence the Biscuits themselves have experienced. The group has recently played some of the best shows of their career, proving that they are focused to keep this thing we fondly call Bisco alive and well for many years to come.What could be better than riding the actual Cyclone and then the Biscuits raging their very own “Cyclone”? How about enjoying a Nathan’s Famous Hot Dog paired with a Biscuits Famous “House Dog”? You see the theme we’re going with here? Good. Long story short, this is going to be a straight “Spectacle” for the masses to enjoy. And if you want to make a full day out of it, there is really not better place to do that then Coney Island. Enjoy the beach, the amusement parks, arcade, get your friends to dress up like The Warriors or The Rogues, and get your ass to the party, because this is going to be one that you won’t want to miss!Purchase tickets to City Bisco on Saturday, 8/20 here, or scroll down to enter to win.The Disco Biscuits – Camp Bisco – Set III – 7/17/16, courtesy of UphoricTV:Set III: King of the World, Little Shimmy in a Conga Line > Cyclone > 35 min lightning delay > Cyclone > Basis for a Day4 > Tricycle > Basis for a Day5 > Little Shimmy in a Conga Line > Basis for a Day6 E: Story of the World 4 – peak > intro > beginning 5 – middle section 6 – end sectionEnter To Win A Pair Of VIP Passes:
One day after the band made their return to St. Paul, MN, Ween headed down to Chicago, IL to play the first night of the famed Riot Fest. Going from a predominantly jam-oriented festival like Lockn’ to a predominantly punk/metal-oriented festival like Riot Fest is no easy feat, but Ween pulls it off with their unique style and tight musicianship.The show at Riot Fest was particularly unique, as it contained four songs that hadn’t been played since before the band’s 2012 break up. The songs “I’m Dancing In The Show Tonight,” “I’ll Be Your Jonny On The Spot,” “Marble Tulip Juicy Tree,” and “You Were The Fool” each hadn’t been played by Ween since 2011, making their inclusion all the more special. As the reunion tour continues on throughout 2016, it will be interesting to see what other songs Ween adds into the rotation!Check out some video highlights from Riot Fest, streaming below.Doctor Rock (by Hail Boognish)Marble Tulip Juicy Tree (by Hail Boognish)Check out the full Brownbase setlist, below.Setlist: Ween at Riot Fest, Chicago, IL – 9/16/16Set: I’m Dancing in the Show Tonight, The Golden Eel, Happy Colored Marbles, Baby Bitch, Doctor Rock, Touch My Tooter, I’ll Be Your Jonny on the Spot, Object, With My Own Bare Hands, Marble Tulip Juicy Tree, A Tear For Eddie, The Stallion pt 3, Zoloft, Back to Basom, The Grobe, Tick, Wayne’s Pet Youngin, Frank, You Were the Fool, Buenas Tardes Amigo– Marble Tulip with Up on the Hill lyrics
Fourteen years ago on Valentine’s Day in 2003, Lotus brought their smooth and tight grooves to the now defunct Murray’s Inn in Wikes-Barre, Pennsylvania. Typifying what we can expect from old-school Lotus, the two-set show was slinky and tight with a patient focus on stretching out their jams. The five-song first set, after a relatively short “Livingston Storm,” contains a 17-minute “It’s All Clear To Me Now,” an 18-minute “Soma,” and a 16-minute “L’immueble,” before the 15-minute “Flower Sermon.”Lotus debuted two new tracks during the second set of the Wikes-Barre performance. The set opened with the debut of “Freeze Box” before later dropping the tune “Los Angeles” for the first time. The band also closed out their show with their take on The Meters’ funky classic “Cissy Strut,” a treat that the band used to bust out frequently in the early 2000s, which has now, unfortunately, dropped off since 2003. You can listen to the show below, courtesy of taper Ted Hissen. Setlist: Lotus | Murray’s Inn | Wikes-Barre, PA | 2/14/2003Set 1: Livingston Storm, It’s All Clear to Me Now, Soma, L’immueble, Flower SermonSet 2: Freeze Box*, My Own Personal 3-Letter Word, Greet the Mind, Los Angeles*, Suitcases and SandwichesEncore: Cissy Strut
Load remaining images Rooster Walk Music & Arts Festival returned for its ninth year at the pastoral Pop’s Farm in Martinsville, Virginia, over Memorial Day weekend. The diverse lineup featured some of our favorite acts from across a number of different genres, with headlining performances from Greensky Bluegrass, The Wailers, and Anders Osborne. The weekend included stand-out shows from The Motet, The Pimps of Joytime, Eric Krasno Band, The Nth Power, Mandolin Orange, Anderson East, Marcus King Band, Mountain Heart, Mipso, Yarn, and many others.The festival attendees were also treated to a number of activities ranging from disc golf and yoga to, for those who were feeling particularly ambitious, a 5K race on the grounds. A portion of the festival’s proceeds went to Penn-Shank Memorial Scholarship and the Rooster Walk Music Instrument Program for entry-level band programs in local public schools.Photographer Sam Shinault was on the scene, and has shared the gallery below:Rooster Walk Music & Arts Festival | Martinsville, VA | Photos By Sam Shinault
The Southern Belles energetic blend of southern-style psychedelic rock and roll has earned them fans from coast to coast, with the quartet—composed of Adrian Ciucci (guitar/vocals), Tommy Booker (keys/vocals), Aaron Zarrow (drums/vocals) and Mikey Sellemi—regularly hitting the road and bringing their high-octane performances to eager audiences across the country. On August 5th, The Southern Belles will independently release their third studio album dubbed In The Middle Of The Night. Yesterday, the band premiered the first track from the new release through Sirius Jam On, called “L.A. Moves.” Today, Live For Live Music is excited to share the single. “LA Moves” is the third track on the new album, from the A side of the record.Says guitarist Adrian Ciucci about the new track, “‘LA Moves’ has been in the live rotation for many years, so as a song it’s grown with the band. It fit perfectly with the concept of the album and we’re all really excited to get a studio version of it out into the world.”Since 2012, The Southern Belles have been spreading their psychedelic jams up and down the east coast. With two albums under their belt, the band went into The Ward recording studio with plenty of fresh ideas, and what would eventually become the full concept of In the Middle of the Night. Recorded and produced by Bryan Walthal and Rich Stine, the album recounts a journey of self-discovery; a reflection on the trials of life with an uplifting and hopeful vision into the future. The music is similarly expansive, ranging from hard-edged indie rock and progressive metal to danceable, funky jams and melodic, beautiful harmonies. The first single, “LA Moves,” is a particularly good representation of the album as it spans the varying facets of the album and shows what the band is capable of. Check it out below:The Southern Belles are currently heading south for a date in Berryville, Virginia’s Pasture Palooza on July 14th. A week later on July 21st and 22nd, the band will hit Wilmington, North Carolina, and Savannah, Georgia, respectively. A three-night run across Florida falls across the last weekend in July as the group gears up to close out their tour. With dates across Charleston, South Carolina; Ashville, North Carolina; and Blacksburg, Virginia, the tour comes to a head on Saturday, August 5th, with a performance at Richmond, Virginia’s Broadberry, which will also serve as the album release party for In The Middle Of The Night.You can check out the full dates for the tour on the poster below, which features artwork from Leslie Herman. You can also head over The Southern Belle’s website to check out the dates and pre-order their latest studio effort before it is released to the public on August 5th.The Southern Belles Upcoming 2017 Tour DatesFriday 7/14 -Berryville VA – Pasture PaloozaFriday 7/21 – Wilmington NC – The WhiskeySaturday 7/22 – Savannah GA – Barrelhouse SouthFriday 7/28 Sanford, FL – West End Trading Co.Saturday 7/29- Dunedin FL – Dunedin BrewerySunday 7/30 – Jupiter FL – Guanabana’sWednesday 8/2 – Charleston SC – Charleston Pour HouseThursday 8/3 -Asheville NC – One SpotFriday 8/4 – Blacksburg VA – Steppin’ Out FestSaturday 8/5 – Richmond VA – Broadberry (album release show)Saturday 8/12 – Capon Bridge WV – La La Land
Miles Mosley is a musical force to be reckoned with as a founding member of and upright bass player for the innovative collective of Los Angeles-bred jazz-fusion musicians known as the West Coast Get Down. The loose collection of musicians associated with the West Coast Get Down—which also boasts names like Kamasi Washington and Thundercat—has been credited with revitalizing the jazz scene in Los Angeles and beyond, quickly becoming the faces of a new generation of players and increasingly believed to have brought the genre back in vogue among younger listeners across the country. For Mosley, outside of his own solo career and work with the West Coast Get Down, the bassist has an enviable resume, having worked with the likes of Chris Cornell, Kendrick Lamar, Mos Def, Lauryn Hill, Jeff Beck, Rihanna, and more.Widely considered one of the world’s premier upright bassists, Miles Mosley has been likened to “Jimi Hendrix of the upright bass.” Such comparisons are not out of left-field either, with the forward-thinking bassist putting on masterful live shows that make use both of his own pristine vocal abilities in addition to his innovative bass stylings and a horn section. Today, the bassist and vocalist debuts the official video for his latest single, “Shadow of Doubt”, off his brand-new album, UPRISING, which was released earlier this year in January. Live For Live Music is proud to premiere the official music video for Miles Mosley’s “Shadow of Doubt.” You can take a look for yourself below. Enjoy!Mosley’s UPRISING is part of a collection of albums recorded by the West Coast Get Down back in December of 2011. The various members of the Los Angeles collective set aside their various other projects for the month, instead dedicating all their time to thirty straight days of recording together. Recording from 9 am to 2 am, each day was divided into three-hour sessions, with each segment being led by one member of the Get Down while the others followed. What came from those now-famed recording sessions were over 190 distinct songs, with each core member of the West Coast Get Down walking away with his own distinct solo album backed by the others in the collective. Kamasi Washington’s The Epic was the first to be released of these intensive recording sessions and immediately gained critical acclaim, but by no means should readers sleep on the going-ons of the other collaborators.If Miles Mosley’s “Shadow of Doubt” is any evidence, the bassist and vocalist is set up to enjoy the fruits of success for long into the foreseeable future. His voice is decisive and powerful, with the smooth background of strings, piano, horns, and crisp drums making the tune feel all the more sharp. The straight-forward and positive tone of the song’s lyrics beautifully contrasts the complexity of the backing instrumentals, making for a feel-good tune with profound depth. You can learn more about Miles Mosley on his website here.
Dance Party Time Machine 2018 Promo Video On March 24th, 2018, the Dance Party Time Machine will return to Cervantes’ Masterpiece Ballroom in Denver, Colorado. 2018 will mark the sixth iteration of the highly anticipated event produced by J2G Live, which brings together some of the biggest names in jam music with local up-and-coming Colorado musicians. During the blow-out musical event, a stacked rotating lineup of musicians take fans on journey through time, performing dance-party hits from across the decades including “rock ‘n’ roll’s roots to classic soul and R&B, disco, funk, 80’s pop, 90’s hip-hop, and the club bangers of today.”Members Of The Biscuits, Lotus, J.R.’s Almost Dead, And More Play Giant Dance-Party Blowout [Photos]This year, Dance Party Time Machine, which is presented BWGS and Key 2 Life, will see the return of Marc Brownstein, Aron Magner, Allen Aucoin of The Disco Biscuits and Mike Greenfield of Lotus. The event will also host frequent Vulfpeck collaborator Cory Wong and Thievery Corporation’s Jeff Franca in addition to members of Analog Son, YAMN, Fox Street, The Magic Beans, Tiger Party, SuCH, Other Worlds, Mlima, and more. Tickets for the event are available now and can be purchased here.“I Feel Love”, Donna Summer Cover, Dance Party Time Machine 2017 [Photo: Rios Photos]
Last year, Detroit-native rocker and Rock and Roll Hall of Famer Bob Seger was forced to suddenly cancel the remainder of his tour after undergoing emergency spinal surgery to repair a ruptured disc in his neck three weeks into the trek. Today, after some speculation that the surgery may have sidelined him for good, Seger and the Silver Bullet Band have officially announced several rescheduled dates for later this year and into early 2019. The rescheduled run is set to begin on November 24th, 2018 at the Sprint Center in Kansas City, MO.As USA Today notes, “Rescheduled dates are being rolled out this morning for 13 of the 19 markets affected by the postponement. The remaining six makeup shows will be disclosed in coming weeks. … Shows are being announced at 7 a.m. locally in respective U.S. time zones. The first batch includes Greenville, S.C. (Dec. 20), Atlanta (Dec. 22) and Columbus (Jan. 19).”Bob Seger’s team also worked to try to match the rescheduled shows with the days of the week on which the original performances were booked (i.e., the rescheduled show for a postponed date slated for a Saturday night will take place on the weekend.) See below for the full list of rescheduled Bob Seger & the Silver Bullet Band tour dates which have been announced. For more information, or to purchase tickets, head to Seger’s website.Bob Seger Upcoming Rescheduled Tour DatesNov 24, 2018- Sprint Center – Kansas City, MONov 27, 2018 – Wells Fargo Arena – Des Moines, IANov 30, 2018 – Scottrade Center – St. Louis, MODec 12, 2018 – XCEL Energy Center – St. Paul, MNDec 14, 2018 – Allstate Arena – Chicago, ILDec 20, 2018 – Bon Secours Wellness Arena – Greenville, SCDec 22, 2018 – Infinite Energy Arena – Atlanta GAJan 19, 2019 – Nationwide Arena – Columbus, OHJan 29, 2019 – Rimrock Auto Arena – Billings, MTJan 31, 2019 – Ford Center – Boise, IDFeb 15, 2019 – Talking Stick Resort Arena – Phoenix, AZFeb 17, 2019 – Pepsi Center – Denver, COFeb 23, 2019 – The Forum – Inglewood, CAView All Tour Dates[H/T USA Today]
Guitarist Ed King has passed away at the age of 68 years old. King was best known as the guitarist for psychedelic rock band Strawberry Alarm Clock, and more recently, the guitarist and bassist for Lynyrd Skynyrd from 1972 to 1975 and again from 1987 to 1996. Giving Lynyrd Skynyrd its unmistakeable three-guitar sound, King was credited for co-writing “Sweet Home Alabama”, arguably the band’s greatest hit. In addition, he co-wrote the southern rock band’s “Workin’ for MCA” and “Saturday Night Special”. In 2006, he was inducted to the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame as a member of Lynyrd Skynyrd.King passed away at his home in Nashville, Tennessee yesterday, August 22nd. The news was confirmed via his Facebook page this morning. King’s cause of death was not specified, though he had reportedly been battling lung cancer and was recently hospitalized for the disease, according to Rolling Stone.Lynyrd Skynyrd – Full Concert – 4/27/75 – Winterland – San Francisco, CA[Video: Lynyrd Skynyrd on MV]Rest In Peace, Ed King!
John Medeski is a busy man. The prolific pianist is one of the most renowned players in the live music scene, with countless projects under his belt spanning from Medeski, Martin & Wood–his long-running and critically acclaimed jazz-funk group with Billy Martin and Chris Wood–to Hudson, a relatively new project featuring iconic jazz artists including drummer Jack DeJohnette, guitarist John Scofield, and bassist Larry Grenadier.John Medeski’s most recent project, John Medeski’s Mad Skillet, embarked on their first tour earlier this month throughout the Northeast. Featuring guitarist Will Bernard, sousaphonist Kirk Joseph, and drummer Terence Higgins, Mad Skillet was born out of the collaborative musical marathon that is New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival. Coming together during a late-night in 2015, the quartet has appeared multiple times at Jazz Fest in addition to touring across Europe in 2017.Following a previously announced run of shows with stops in Jackson, WY; Salt Lake City, UT; Frisco, CO; Denver, CO; and Fort Collins, CO; John Medeski’s Mad Skillet will embark on a west coast run, mixing headlining slots with opening support gigs for The Motet in February.Mad Skillet will open for The Motet at Seattle, WA’s Showbox Theatre (2/15); Portland, OR’s Roseland Theater (2/16); Bend, OR’s The Midtown (2/17); and Berkeley, CA’s UC Theatre on February 22nd. Mad Skillet will headline shows at Chico, CA’s The Big Room (2/19); Crystal Bay, NV’s Crystal Bay Club Crown Room (2/20); Sacramento, CA’s Harlow’s (2/21); and a final performance at Los Angeles, CA’s Lodge Room on February 23rd.Tickets for John Medeski’s Mad Skillet’s upcoming February tour dates go on sale this Friday, November 30th. For more information on ticketing and all of John Medeski’s upcoming tour dates, head to his website here.