Phish Announces Highly Anticipated NYE Run at MSG
- Published on October 02, 2012
- By Brandon Chiat
Pre-sale ticket lottery for all four shows is already underway at Phish Tickets and ends on October 15th. Public on-sale will be October 20th via Ticketmaster.
In an unrelated, but smartly choreographed moved, Phish will "share" MSG with the Disco Biscuits who will play The Theater at Madison Square Garden - a smaller venue in the sprawling MSG comple -, to cap off their New Year's Eve run.
Who's ready to rage?!
Hot Buttered Rum to Play Three-Night NYE Run in San Francisco
- Published on September 27, 2012
- By Brandon Chiat
Hot Buttered Rum are staying home for the holidays, settling in for three intimate, year-ending performances at San Francisco’s Brick and Mortar Music Hall. Touring in support of their forthcoming live album, which will be released this fall, Hot Buttered Rum will perform with original band member Zac Matthews. Matthews, returning on mandolin, will join the band on December 30th to perform songs from the band’s early days in what they refer to as a "100-year career retrospective." On New Year’s Eve, Hot Buttered Rum will present a masquerade ball with an extended show, lasting until 3 a.m.
Hot Buttered Rum Fall Tour
10/5 - Firehouse Art Center - Pleasanton, CA
10/11 - Fox Theatre - Boulder, CO
10/12 - Aggie Theatre - Fort Collins, CO
10/13 - Bluebird Theater - Denver, CO
10/14 - three20south - Breckenridge, CO
*10/16 – Gabe’s – Iowa City, IA
*10/17 – Old Rock House – St. Louis, MO
*10/18 – Hangar 9 – Carbondale, IL
*10/19 – Martyr’s – Chicago, IL
*10/20 – Wooly’s – Des Moines, IA
*10/21 – Majestic Theatre – Madison, WI
12/29 - Brick & Mortar Music Hall - San Francisco, CA
12/30 - Brick & Mortar Music Hall - San Francisco, CA
12/31 - Brick & Mortar Music Hall - San Francisco, CA
1/7 – 1/13 – Jam Cruise 11 – Caribbean
* Head for the Hills opens
Papadosio To Host Rootwire in the City This December
- Published on September 25, 2012
- By Eric Moore
There is no shortage of amazing events celebrating the end of the Great Mayan Cycle. But if you can’t make it out of the country for Mayan Holidaze or The Great Convergence, Papadosio and Rootwire Festival has great news for you.
Papadosio has announced that they will host Rootwire in the City, also being dubbed Earth Night 2012, which will celebrate both the winter solstice and the end of the Great Mayan Cycle with the intention of striving for environmental equilibrium. The two-day event will happen December 20 and 21 in Columbus, Ohio. Rootwire in the City will include performances by Papadosio, Emanciptor and Anthony Thogmartin’s side project Earth Cry. But this event isn’t just about music. Here is a description of events from the Rootwire website:
“We will kick things off on December 20, 2012 with an intimate Papadosio Acoustic-Set at the Via Vecchia Winery of which only 250 tickets will be available. The following morning on December 21st, 2012, we will open the doors to the winery at 11am and offer a Rootwire Workshop Series throughout the day featuring speakers, yoga, healing, ceremony as well as presentations on pressing environmental issues both regional and global. Then that evening, we all will head over to the L.C Pavilion where the doors will open at 7pm for a very special evening with Papadosio, Emancipator and EarthCry.
Rootwire is a celebration of art. We have been blessed over the years by the amazing contributions our huge live art community has provided. Earth Night will be no exception of course, expect a full immersion into the realm of live creation all around you.”
Get tickets or learn more about this sure to be amazing event at the official Rootwire website.
Source: Papadosio and Rootwire Festival
Lights All Night Brings International Electro and House Talent to Dallas for NYE
- Published on September 20, 2012
- By Slave2Traffic
Lights All Night, a three-day New Year’s Eve festival taking place December 29 to 31 in Dallas, TX, announced their 2012 lineup, with Tiësto, Avicii, Axwell and Calvin Harris headlining what could easily feel like a three-day party in Ibiza. Not to be overlooked, plenty of homegrown talent will also rock the Lone Star State, including Bassnectar, Ghostland Observatory, Diplo, GRiZ and Break Science.
On Saturday, December 29, Tiësto and Avicii headline the main stage, and they’ll get support from Detroit DJ GRiZ,German producer Zedd, British dubstep producer Flux Pavilion and DC-based Alvin Risk.
On Sunday, December 30, Bassnectar and Calvin Harris lead the way for what is sure to be an evening full of huge drops. A trio of artists with strong ties to Canada are also on the bill, with Montreal-born World DJ Champion A-Trak, Toronto trio Keys N Krates, and Canadian electronic Duo Zeds Dead all scheduled for sets.
New Year’s Eve will be another high-energy party on the biggest party night of the year, with sets from Axwell, Ghostland Observatory, Diplo, Break Science, Minnesota, and a DJ Set from London D&B duo Nero.
Three-Day tickets for Lights All Night 2012 start at $185.00. VIP tickets are available for $450.00 and Platinum VIP for $875.00. The event is 18 and up, and a second round of artist additions is expected soon.
Source: Lights All Night
Lotus NYE Run: Chicago, Pittsburgh, Baltimore
- Published on September 17, 2012
- By Eric Moore
Lotus has announced that they will spend New Years Eve in the Northeast with a five night run across three cities. They will kick off the run with two nights in Chicago, receving support from Zoogma and Archnemesis on December 27 and The Werks on December 28.
Then it’s on to Pittsburgh on December 29, receiving support from Moon Hooch at Mr. Smalls Theatre. The run will finish up in Baltimore for the last two nights on December 30 and 31. Lotus will again receive support from Moon Hooch on December 30, but will stand alone for “An Evening with Lotus” on New Years Eve.
A limited number of tickets are on sale now through Ticketfly.
Lotus New Years Eve Run Dates:
12/27/12 Thu The Riviera Theatre Chicago, IL
12/28/12 Fri The Riviera Theatre Chicago, IL
12/29/12 Sat Mr. Small's Theatre Millvale, PA
12/30/12 Sun Rams Head Live Baltimore, MD
12/31/12 Mon Rams Head Live Baltimore, MD
Gravity A Brings NOLA Funktronica To Colorado
- Published on September 12, 2012
- By Slave2Traffic
Just about everyone knows that New Orleans is famous for its fusion of jazz, funk, soul, blues, R&B, rock, hip hop and any number of other musical styles. But did you know about the city’s burgeoning dub, house and electronica scene? If you did, you’re probably familiar with Gravity A, a band who will take their unique sound from the bayou to the mountains on their first tour of Colorado later this month.
Gravity A describes their style as “New Orleans funktronica-jam-rock,” a melding of styles that is befitting of the band’s sound and the city they call home. With influences running the spectrum from The Meters, Medeski Martin and Wood and Jimi Hendrix to STS9, the Disco Biscuits, Break Science and Ween, the four-piece continues to wow fans until sunrise, be it in New Orleans or on the festival circuit.
Having played up and down the east coast and at festivals such as Hangout, Bear Creek, Voodoo and Aura, Gravity A are no strangers to the road. However, the band locally known for their Wednesday night residency at Blue Nile and their frenetic late night Jazzfest-closing sets at the Dragon’s Den will soon travel on a brief tour of Colorado. For their stops in Durango, Boulder and Denver, Gravity A will play with Scott Messersmith of Colorado-based The Motet, before travelling back across the country for gigs in Missouri and along the Gulf Coast, finishing up with a show at Tipitina’s opening for Zoogma.
“From the first time I saw a live band perform live D&B (STS9 at High Sierra in 2003), I knew that I wanted to create live electronica,” says drummer Michael Fouquier. “I feel like Gravity A has played a huge part in preserving the electronica scene in New Orleans.” Almost anyone who has seen Gravity A play would probably agree.
You can download a free copy of Gravity A’s new studio EP “Renegade Masters” here or visit the band’s website or Facebook page for more information.
Gravity A “Issac Haze” Tour
September 20 – The Summit – Durango, CO (*)
September 21 – The Lazy Dog – Boulder, CO (*)
September 22 – Cervantes’ Other Side – Denver, CO (*)
September 24 – Plush – St. Louis, MO
September 26 – Blue Nile – New Orleans, LA
September 27 – Moe’s Bar – Tuscaloosa, AL
September 28 – Alley Bar – Montgomery, AL
September 29 – The Chimneys – Gulfport, MS
October 13 – Tipitina’s – New Orleans, LA (^)
* with Scott Messersmith of The Motet
^ with Zoogma
Source: Gravity A
Les Claypool's "Duo de Twang" to Play Two Acoustic Shows
- Published on September 07, 2012
- By Slave2Traffic
Primus lead singer, bassist, and head weirdo Les Claypool will play two Bay-area shows in early October with his friend and long-time musical collaborator, guitarist Mirv (aka Marc Haggard).
The pair, dubbed Duo de Twang, will perform at Phil Lesh’s new restaurant/venue Terrapin Crossroads in San Rafael, CA on October 4. Two days later, the pair will perform in San Francisco at the Hardly Strictly Bluegrass Festival in Golden Gate Park. More performing at Hardly Strictly Bluegrass include Elvis Costello, Patti Smith, The Lumineers, The Head and The Heart, and Chris Robinson, among others.
Tickets for the October 4 Duo de Twang show are available now at Terrapin Crossroad’s ticketing site, while the Hardly Strictly Bluegrass Festival is free for all attendees.
Fore more info. on Hardly Strictly Bluegrass, check out the festival's website.
And check out our coverage from this year's Gathering of The Vibes featuring Claypool's main project, Primus.
Source: Les Claypool Facebook page
Bear Creek Releases Daily Artist Schedule, Announces Additional Acts
- Published on September 07, 2012
- By Slave2Traffic
The sixth annual Bear Creek Music Festival has just announced their daily performance schedule and also added several artists to their already impressive lineup.
To enhance the funked-up slate of performers, Royal Family acts Eric Krasno & Chapter 2 and the recently-formed Alan Evans Trio will join the party, as will the Savi Fernandez Band. Additionally, Pee Wee Ellis, Will Bernard, Freekbass, Jonathan Scales and Michelle Sarah have been named Artists at Large.
Bear Creek also released their daily performance schedule. Thursday’s lineup is headlined by Perpetual Groove, with Zach Deputy, Moon Taxi and The Heavy Pets each playing their first of two shows at the festival.
Friday’s schedule includes the first of two Umphrey’s McGee sets, along with performances by Sharon Jones & the Dap Kings, Lotus, the Budos Band, Dr. Klaw and many others.
Saturday provides the meat of the schedule, including the first of two sets from funk stalwarts Lettuce and the New Mastersounds. The stacked lineup also includes Umphrey’s McGee, Ivan Neville’s Dumpstajam, Zoogma, the Dead Kenny G’s, the Mike Dillon Band, another set from Zach Deputy, a nu-soul set from Wyllys and the NY Hustler Ensemble, and a slew of other Royal Family acts such as Soulive, Break Science, Alan Evans Trio, Eric Krasno & Chapter 2, and Nigel Hall and Alicia Chakour.
Sunday night closes things out with what are sure to be high-energy funk sets from Lettuce, Ivan Neville’s Dumpstaphunk, the New Mastersounds, George Porter Jr.’s Runnin Pardners and the Grant Green Jr. Band, amongst others.
The full minute-by-minute schedule grid for Bear Creek 2012, which is held at the Spirit of Suwannee Music Park in Live Oak, FL, will be released in mid-October. Tickets are on sale at Bear Creek’s ticketing website – general admission tickets are $150.00 and VIP tickets start at $275.00, with prices increasing on September 15.
Feel free to reminisce about last year’s Bear Creek Festival with our 2011 Bear Creek Review Guide, and stay tuned to Headstash.com’s 2012 Festival Guide for info on all of the year’s remaining festivals.
Source: Bear Creek Music Festival