TAUK Announce Tour Dates

first_imgAfter turning heads this summer with their electrifying instrumental performances at Bonnaroo, Hangout Music Festival and Summer Camp Music Festival, TAUK has just announced the latest additions to their August and September lineup. The rock-fusion four-piece will play at the East Coast’s finest venues and festivals; in New York (The Paramount, Brooklyn Bowl, Jones Beach Bandshell), Pennsylvania (Allman’s Peach Festival, The Blockley in Philadelphia) and Connecticut (Café Nine). For full tour dates, see below or visit: taukband.com.Highlights of TAUK’s newly announced performances include August 2nd at The Paramount Theatre – Long Island’s premiere music venue, August 3rd at Jones Beach Bandshell and August 4th at Philadelphia’s The Blockley – both shows celebrating Jerry Garcia’s birthday with TAUK opening for top Grateful Dead Tribute Bands. The band will also play back-to-back sets at Brooklyn Bowl opening for Perpetual Groove on September 21st and 22nd. As previously announced TAUK will perform on Saturday, August 11th at the first annual Peach Music Festival, presented and headlined by The Allman Brothers Band in Scranton, PA. At Peach Fest, TAUK will reunite with many acts they have shared the stage with in the past, such as O.A.R., Robert Randolph & The Family Band and Toubab Krewe.TAUK is breaking into the national music scene with the release of their new EP, “Pull Factors.” The band’s sound is a unique blend of funk, jazz, pop, and rock with a fresh, experimental spirit that has already attracted an early DIY buzz. Legendary sound engineer, Dave Natale (Rolling Stones, Fleetwood Mac), invited TAUK into his studio in late 2011 to record “Pull Factors.” The band then teamed up with Grammy-winning producer Robert Carranza (Jack Johnson, Mars Volta) to harness the band’s eclectic vision creating entirely instrumental new tracks. Download or stream TAUK’s new EP, “Pull Factors” for free, here: http://bit.ly/pullfactorsyoutube  Check out more on TAUK here:Facebook:   http://www.facebook.com/taukbandTwitter:       http://twitter.com/taukbandYouTube:    http://www.youtube.com/user/taukbandMySpace:    http://www.myspace.com/taukInstagram:  @TaukBandUpcoming shows8/2        The Paramount Theatre                                   Huntington, NY8/3        Jones Beach Bandshell                                      Wantagh, NY8/4        The Blockley                                                        Philadelphia, PA8/6        Triumph Brewing Company                             New Hope, PA8/11      Peach Festival (w/ Allman Bros.)                   Scranton, PA8/12      Café Nine                                                                New Haven, CT9/21      Brooklyn Bowl (w/ Perpetual Groove)         Brooklyn, NY9/22      Brooklyn Bowl (w/ Perpetual Groove)         Brooklyn, NYlast_img read more

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Queen Announce Tour With Adam Lambert

first_imgIconic rock band Queen has announced that American Idol alum Adam Lambert will join the band as lead vocalist for a tour this summer. Lambert sang with Queen at the 2013 iHeartRadio Music Festival, but this will be the first time that the singer tours with Queen.Queen – with founding members Dr. Brian May and Roger Taylor – announced the tour dates with Lambert on Good Morning America. About the opportunity, Lambert said, “to get to be onstage with these two rock royalty members…honestly, Queen is the quintessential rock band of all time…they’ve influenced bands for years.”Queen has performed with various Freddie Mercury “replacements” (is Mercury really replacable? No.) over the years, including a summer tour with Paul Rodgers (of Bad Company). So how will Adam Lambert fair in this line of rock and roll royalty?Here’s a clip of Lambert with Queen playing a medley:Brian May seems to think that Lambert is a good fit. He said, “It’s a worthy challenge for us, and I’m sure Adam would meet with Freddie’s approval.”Tickets go on sale next Friday, March 14th, with tour dates spanning across the country (they’re listed below). So what do you think? Can Lambert fill Mercury’s shoes?-David Melamed (@DMelamz)Queen 2014 Tour Dates:June 19 Chicago, IL—United CenterJune 21 Winnipeg, MB—MTS CentreJune 23 Saskatoon, SK—Credit Union CentreJune 24 Edmonton, AB—Rexall PlaceJune 26 Calgary, AB—Scotiabank SaddledomeJune 28 Vancouver, BC—Pepsi Live at Rogers ArenaJuly 1 San Jose, CA—SAP CenterJuly 3 Los Angeles, CA—The ForumJuly 5 Las Vegas, NV—The JointJuly 6 Las Vegas, NV—The JointJuly 9 Houston, TX—Toyota CenterJuly 10 Dallas, TX—American Airlines CenterJuly 12 Detroit, MI—The Palace of Auburn HillsJuly 13 Toronto, ON—Air Canada CentreJuly 14 Montreal, QC—2 Bell CentreJuly 16 Philadelphia, PA—Wells Fargo CenterJuly 17 New York, NY—Madison Square GardenJuly 19 Uncasville, CT—Mohegan Sun ArenaJuly 20 Columbia, MD—Merriweather Post Pavilionlast_img read more

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Preview: A Sold Out Electric Forest!

first_imgThis week, as some try and scramble for an extra “golden ticket”, others will be busy packing up their cars, rounding up the troops, and making their way over Rothbury Michigan for this years SOLD OUT Electric Forest Festival!If you were lucky enough to get your ticket, the party returns this Thursday at Double JJ Ranch and continues throughout the weekend (June 26th-29th). With production and entertainment of epic proportions, excellent reviews from previous years, a stacked line-up, and a forest that comes alive, this festival was bound to sell out.Electric Forest is a magical place where EDM and Jam collide and create a beautiful musical explosion that simply cannot be topped or compared to anything else. Stay tuned with us at Live For Live Music for photos and coverage of this spectacular event. We will see you in the forest!TIP: Download the Electric Forest App to create your own schedule and receive updates and notifications during the festival or use the online scheduler!last_img read more

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L4LM’s Catskill Chill Daily Schedule Conflict Resolutions

first_imgHere it is, the Catskill Chill daily lineup, where you can find out what time your favorite bands are playing, and what stage they will be playing at. Then, you can begin the next part of the process, tearing your hair out of your head when you come to that realization that happens upon looking at any festival schedule….the ever-so-dreadful Scheduling Conflicts (Oh, the horror!).For example, the decision to miss the last 30 minutes of Twiddle‘s Dead set at Club Chill in favor of being at the Main Stage for funk powerhouse Lettuce may seem daunting to the passionate music fan. Oh, and wait a minute, Marco Benevento is playing during the first half of Twiddle’s Dead set? #GoldPlateProblems! Stressing out over scheduling conflicts is the last thing you want to be doing at a festival. As your camp counselors, the L4LM team has created the perfect schedule to catch the most amount of the best music at the Catskill Chill. Friday1:00 -> 2:00PM – Mun (Acoustic) – Acoustic Junction3:00 -> 4:25PM – The Main Squeeze – B Stage4:45 -> 6:25PM – Nakho and Medicine For The People – Main Stage6:30 -> 7:55PM – Eric Krasno Band – B Stage8:00 -> 10:00PM – Karl Densons Tiny Universe – Main Stage10:00 -> 10:30PM – Marco Benevento (Trio) – B Stage10:30 -> 11:15PM – Twiddle (Dead Set) – Club Chill11:15 -> 1:00AM –  Lettuce – Main Stage*1:00AM -> 1:45AM – Pigeons Playing Ping Pong – Club Chill1:45AM -> 2:30AM – Orchard Lounge – B Stage2:30AM -> 4:00AM – Shpongle (DJ Set) – Main Stage4:00AM -> 5:00AM – Alan Evans’ Playonbrother (Cream Tribute) – Club ChillOn Friday, unpack and start your day with a MUN acoustic set before putting on your dancing shoes for a funky set of The Main Squeeze. Then, after seeing what all the hype for Nakho and Medicine For The People has been about, play air guitar to the musical stylings of Soulive guitarist Eric Krasno and his band, while secretely watch him make his “oh” so famous facial expressions. It’s about time to hear some familiar tunes so split up sing-a-long time between Marco Benevento on keys and Twiddle playing some Grateful Dead classics. You’ll be served Friday night’s main course with funk supergroup Lettuce. Organizers left enough time to catch a good chunk of Pigeons Playing Ping Pong if you’re willing to leave the main stage few minutes early, even if it is Lettuce. Now things will start to get weird, and while some patrons make their way to bed, us night-owls will take out the glowsticks, turn on the LED hula hoops, and make our way to Orchard Lounge before embarking on the spiritual journey that takes place during a Simon Posford (Shpongle) DJ Set. After an electronic mind-fuck of epic proportions, the familiar sounds of Soulive’s Alan Evans playing a tribute to Cream may be soothing enough to get to bed.Saturday12:30PM -> 1:30PM – The Jauntee – Club Chill1:45 -> 3:15PM – Twiddle – Main Stage3:30 -> 4:30PM – lespecial – Club Chill4:30 -> 6:25PM – Dopapod – Main Stage6:30 -> 7:30PM – The Breakfast – B Stage7:30 -> 8:00PM – Tauk – Club Chill8:00 -> 8:30PM – Yonder Mountain String Band – Main Stage8:30 -> 10:00PM – Cosby Sweater – Club Chill10:00 -> 11:15PM – Break Science – B Stage11:15 -> 1:15AM – The New Deal – Main Stage1:15 -> 2:45AM – The Nth Power – B Stage*2:45 -> 3:45AM – Papadosio – Main Stage3:45 -> 5:00AM – Pink Talking Fish – Club ChillOn Saturday, an early set from The Jauntee kicks things off at Club Chill, before Twiddle takes the Main Stage. Lespecial provides a hard hitting high-energy distraction for those feeling more adventurous than an afternoon Cabinet bluegrass set. Dopapod gets the late afternoon going, which will lead into sets from The Breakfast at the B Stage and what is sure to be a monster performance from Tauk. Soon after, we’ll catch a bit of Yonder Mountain String Band headlining with Allie Kral, which will get the Saturday night festivities going before the lack of daylight calls for something a bit more hard-hitting like Cosby Sweater. We’ll don our flatbrims and head over to Break Science to catch some sick Deitch beats over Borahm melodies, before running over to the much anticipated the New Deal set from 11:15-1:15. We’ll catch our breath, laugh, cry, and dance to The Nth Power, before getting down to livetronica act Papadosio. Finish up the night with the familiar jams of Pink Talking Fish, playing the music of Pink Floyd, Phish, and the Talking Heads and led by Eric Gould of Particle.Sunday12:30PM -> 1:55PM – Turkuaz – Main Stage2:30PM -> 3:30PM – Magner & Hamilton: Acoustic Again – Acoustic Junction3:30 -> 4:40PM – Particle – Main Stage4:45 -> 5:55PM – American Babies – B Stage6:00 -> 7:00PM – Kung Fu – Main Stage7:00 -> 8:30PM – ShwiKus Plays P-Funk – Club Chill8:30 -> 8:55PM – Consider The Source – B Stage9:00 – 10:00PM – Turkuaz (Sly and The Family Stone Set) – Club Chill10:00 -> 11:00PM – Electron – Main Stage11:05 -> 12:25AM – The Heavy Pets – B Stage12:30 -> 2:30AM – The New Mastersounds – Main Stage On Sunday, we’ll get the energetic funk going with Turkuaz right after the crack of noon at the Main Stage. Shortly after, we venture over to the Junction to catch a very rare Acoustic Again project ft. Aron Magner (The Disco Biscuits) and Tom Hamilton (American Babies/Brothers Past) who’ll play covers from various artists, including some of their own songs. Sunday picks up steam as we head over to an early afternoon set with Particle, followed by American Babies and Kung Fu. Then ShwiKus (Shwizz/FiKus) will bring back funk classics with powerful Parliament Funkadelic covers. At the B-Stage Consider the Source will quickly inject us with a dose of sci-fi metal (whatever that is) before grooving out to some more funk covers with Turkuaz playing Sly and the Family Stone.  Don’t miss livetronica supergroup Electron ft. Marc Brownstein, Aron Magner, Tom Hamilton, and Mike Greenfield (Lotus) do their take on the Disco Biscuits repertoire (and maybe throw in a Pink Floyd cover or two) at the Main Stage. Put a happy ending on the weekend with sets from The Heavy Pets and from British jazz/soul/funk quartet The New Mastersounds.That sounds like a solid weekend, doesn’t it?Get your tickets now, as there aren’t many tickets left for this incredible weekend of music, friends, and Chill Fam. The Catskill Chill takes place September 5th-7th at Camp Minglewood in Hancock, NY.last_img read more

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MMJ and The War On Drugs Join Mumford & Sons For ‘With A Little Help From My Friends’

first_imgMumford & Sons returned to Bonnaroo last night, after being forced to cancel in 2013 when bassist Ted Dwane needed emergency brain surgery. The emotional performance spanned the band’s career, with tracks from the new album Wilder Mind mixed in with old classics from Sigh No More (2009) and Babel (2012).The Stagnant Electric Misadventure Of Mumford & Sons’ ‘Wilder Mind’Perhaps the highlight of the whole performance was a star-studded finale, which included all of My Morning Jacket, The War On Drugs, Ed Helms, and Dawes for a rendition of the classic Beatles tune “With A Little Help From My Friends.” You can watch the finale below:last_img

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Phish Releases Official Footage Of 20+ Minute ‘Kill Devil Falls’ From Atlanta

first_imgOn the first night of Phish’s stint in Atlanta, GA, one of the show’s highlights was the second set opening “Kill Devil Falls”. The band took the track past the 20-minute mark, adeptly exploring numerous themes through improvisational jam space.Phish Swaps Instruments, Plays Incredible ‘Kill Devil Falls’ In Atlanta OpenerThanks to the band’s media team, we now have official footage. Check it out below:Phish’s tour continues tomorrow night at the Tuscaloosa Amphitheater in Tuscaloosa, AL.last_img

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Colorado Dispensary Readies For Phish Dick’s Run With Themed THC Wax

first_imgWhen Phish started their annual tradition to play Dick’s Sporting Goods Park in Commerce City, CO back in 2011, the legalization of recreational marijuana was nothing more than a fantasy. Four years later, that fantasy has not only become a reality, but it has also managed to contribute significantly to the state’s economy.It’s no surprise that, as Phish gets ready for their 5th consecutive Labor Day blowout at Dick’s, one dispensary is offering up various types of ice wax, themed after various songs from the Phish catalog. Phish Fans Organize Second Line Parade Through Dick’s ShakedownRiverRock Cannabis in Denver, CO is serving everything from “Kill Devil Falls” to the “OG Faced Boy” and more! Check out the menu below:Unfortunately the dispensary hasn’t done the best job of advertising this promotion, but you can call and confirm that RiverRock is serving up some “Harpua” and more. So kick back, relax, and enjoy!If you’re heading to Dick’s this weekend, don’t miss Pigeons Playing Ping Pong’s extensive “You Enjoy My Dick’s Run” in Colorado, surrounding the Phish shows. Details here.last_img read more

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Dumpstaphunk Announces Phunksgiving Featuring Fishbone And Special Guests

first_imgUPDATE: New Orleans legend Cyril Neville (The Meters, Neville Brothers) will join Dumpstaphunk, while Captain Kirk Douglas (The Roots) will play with Fishbone!*****Dumpstaphunk’s second annual Phunksgiving is set to be the funkiest way to spend your Thanksgiving Eve, this November 25th at The Capitol Theatre in Portchester, NY. The event, presented by Live for Live Music, will also feature Fishbone and many special guests TBA. Get tickets here.Last year’s Phunksgiving throwdown featured guest appearances from Eric Krasno, Todd Stoops, and Brandon “Taz” Niederauer as the group tackled original tunes followed by a set of throwback covers from Parliament Funkadelic, The Meters, Sly and the Family Stone and more at B.B. Kings (read our review here). This year, between moving on up to The Cap and adding esteemed act Fishbone to the bill, you can be sure the show will be a night to remember.Ivan Neville’s Dumpstaphunk from New Orleans has become a touring machine, coming in hot off a jam-packed summer making the rounds on the festival circuit and hitting venues all over the country. Ivan’s nephew Ian Neville and the rest of their phunky cohorts Nick Daniels, Tony Hall, and Alvin Ford Jr. make this a can’t-miss act when they come to town. The energy of their shows, combined with a unique sound, place them at a level above the rest.Why Alvin Ford Jr of Dumpstaphunk Is One Of NOLA’s Baddest DrummersFishbone will be there to help fuel the party with their funk-infused ska/rock sound. The LA-based band has established themselves as a staple over the last 25+ years and continues to be a prominent entity on the scene, from touring with the likes of the Red Hot Chili Peppers, Primus, The Roots and George Clinton to putting out an award-winning film, Everyday Sunshine: The Story of Fishbone.Presale begins tomorrow, 9/30 at noon EST and run through Friday, 10/2 at 10 AM with code “PHUNKSGIVING”. All presale purchasers will receive a digital download for a free music sampler! Tickets will be available here.SHOW INFO:Live for Live Music Presents The 2nd Annual Phunksgiving Feat. Dumpstaphunk, Fishbone, and Special GuestsWednesday, November 25th at the Capitol Theatre, Portchester, NYGet tickets HEREEnter to win tickets:last_img read more

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Earphunk Announces Extensive Winter 2016 Tour Dates

first_imgNew Orleans prog-funk outfit Earphunk has announced a major winter tour! The band will travel the country in pursuit of the funk, hitting shows throughout the South primarily, though the tour does also include a run of shows through the Pacific Northwest and throughout Colorado.The tour also features Earphunk as support for a number of prominent bands, including moe., Papadosio, The New Mastersounds, and Kung Fu.Earphunk will first wrap up 2015 with shows at Tipitina’s in New Orleans and NYE at The Parish in Austin, TX. For tickets and more information for all Earphunk performances, head to the band’s official website. The full schedule can be seen below:Earphunk Upcoming Tour Schedule12/26 – New Orleans, LA – Tipitina’s 12/31 – Austin, TX – The Parish 1/14 – Mobile, AL – Soul Kitchen 1/15 – Tuscaloosa, AL – Druid City Music Hall1/16 – Little Rock, AR – Sticky’s 1/22 – Hattiesburg, MS – The Dollar Box 1/23 – Baton Rouge, LA – Varsity Theatre 1/28 – Lafayette, LA – Artmosphere 1/29 – Auburn, AL – Bourbon Street 1/30 – Atlanta, GA – The Tabernacle @2/12- Denver, CO – Cervantes’  * 2/13 – Denver, CO – Cervantes’  * 2/16 – Salt Lake City, UT – Urban Lounge 2/18 – San Francisco, CA – The Independent * 2/19 – San Francisco, CA – The Independent *  2/20 – Chico, CA – Lost On Main 2/22 – TBA2/24 – Seattle, WA – Nectar Lounge 2/25 – Portland, OR  – Doug Fir Lounge 2/26 – TBA2/27 – TBA2/28 – Crystal Bay, NV – Crystal Bay Casino 3/2 – Jackson Hole, WY – 307 Live 3/3 –  Steamboat Springs, CO – The Tap House 3/4 – Boulder, CO – Fox Theatre + 3/5 – Fort Collins, CO – Aggie Theatre + 3/6 – Winter Park, CO – Ullr’s Tavern 3/8 – Albuquerque, NM – El Rey Theatre ^ 3/9 – Tulsa, OK – Cain’s Ballrom ^ 3/10 – Dallas, TX – House of Blues ^ 3/11 – Houston, TX – House of Blues ^ 3/12 – Monroe, LA – Live Oak Ballroom 3/22 – Tallahassee, FL – Sidebar Theater 3/23 –  Gainesville, FL – High Dive 3/24 – Tampa, FL – The Crowbar 3/25 –  Boca Raton, FL – Funky Biscuit3/26 – Orlando, FL – The Social3/30 – TBA3/31 – Charleston, SC – Charleston Pour House % 4/1 – Charleston, SC – Charleston Pour House % 4/2 – TBA   4/6 – TBA4/7 – Augusta, GA – The Major Rager 4/8 – Charlotte, NC – The Neighborhood Theatre 4/9 – Nashville, TN – Exit/In @ w/ Moe. * w/ The New Mastersounds + w/ Kung Fu ^ w/ Papadosio % w/ The Dead 27’slast_img read more

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Watch Marcus King Play ‘Midnight Rider’ On Duane Allman’s Gibson Hummingbird

first_imgFor anyone not familiar with blues guitarist Marcus King, you’d better recognize pretty quickly the immense talents of this young man who Warren Haynes signed to his Evil Teen Records. Having just released his debut album, Soul Insight, this past year, King is ready and primed for the big time.Not too long ago, King stopped by The Big House Museum in Macon, GA, the official museum of The Allman Brothers Band and got the chance to pick up Duane Allman’s Gibson Hummingbird, taking it for a twirl on the ABB’s “Midnight Rider.” Take a watch below:last_img

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