CHICAGO, IL (MARCH 10, 2011) –UMPHREY’S MCGEE brings the ultimate fan experience back to Chicago with UMBowl II on April 2, 2011 at Park West. The uniquely interactive state-of-the-art intimate concert event will keep both band and fan on their toes with the audience calling all of the plays during four, 45 minute musical quarters (see full breakdown below), each with a different interactive theme. Quarter One invites the audience to choose the opening song / set list, Quarter Two will be a “Stew Art” (S2) full improvisational set, Quarter Three’s “Special Teams” is new to UMBowl this year with special band line-up changes and anything goes configurations, Quarter Four closes the show with an all request fantasy team of musical concoctions that have never been heard before.
“With UMBowl, Umphrey's McGee have furthered their forward-thinking reputation, lev...
EOTO is hitting the road for an extensive spring tour this week with a custom animated video projection show provided by lighting guru Zebbler (through April 9th). The dynamic duo, known for their infectious 100% live improvised performances will kick off their Spring tour this weekend in St Louis with a Mardi Gras style costume party before they crisscross the countryside with stops in Albuquerque, Denver, Austin, Nashville, Tallahassee Atlanta, Pittsburgh, Washington DC, New York City and everywhere in between.
Throbbing bass and thudding beats are the signatures of this project from drummers Michael Travis and Jason Hann. The duo moves effortlessly from choppy dubstep to whip-smart, four-on-the-floor house to psychedelic trip-hop. It's a dance marathon and everyone's in it together. A nebulous beast, set lists are only broken up into tracks for the sake of posterity. In reality, changes in mood, energy, and inspiration are reflected "in real-time" by ...
Bear Creek Music & Arts Festival is thrilled to add a slew of new artists to the 2011 lineup. In true Bear Creek fashion, the lineup features the band in funk, jazz, dance and improvisational music, hosting more than 50 bands on 6 stages. New to the lineup are Soulive, The New Mastersounds, Anders Osborne Trio, The Coup featuring Boots Riley, Zach Deputy, Break Science, Marco Benevento Trio, Eric Krasno & Chapter 2, Spam All-Stars, Jennifer Hartswick Band, Snarky Puppy, Nigel Hall, The Lee Boys, Shane Pruitt Band, Giant Panda Guerilla Dub Squad, Rubblebucket, Juno What?, Sister Sparrow and the Dirty Birds, Van Ghost and many more. Full lineup details are below.
Tickets to the 5th Annual Bear Creek Music & Arts Festival go on sale to the public on Saturday, March 5 at 8AM EST through www.bearcreekmusicfestival.com. For the first time, Bear Creek is pleased to ...
Cloud 9 Adventures today announces the Mayan Holidaze 2012 – an unparalleled four-night destination music event featuring Umphrey’s McGee, The Disco Biscuits, and STS9, with additional performers still to be announced.Set for January 26-30, 2012 at the Now Sapphire Resort & Spa in Mexico’s Mayan Riviera, Mayan Holidaze is the newest event in the Cloud 9 Family, who also produces Jam Cruise and Caribbean Holidaze.
Praised by fans and media alike for the intimate performances and plethora of activities, the beautiful Mayan Riviera location, and the top-notch resort amenities, Relix Magazine reviewed of Mayan Holidaze’s inaugural year:
“Could 9 Adventures has created an unparalleled experience that seems to transcend anyth...
VENTURA, Calif. — Patagonia Inc., the environmentally minded apparel company, and some of music’s most talented artists, including Umphrey’s McGee have come together to form the Patagonia Music Collective. The Patagonia Music Collective will launch Tuesday, March 1, 2011 at www.patagonia.com/music.
The collective brings together musicians, fans and grassroots environmental groups to raise funds for environmental causes. Artists, such as Umphrey’s McGee, have donated unreleased tracks that will be sold for $.99 with net proceeds going directly to the artist’s favorite environmental group. Visit www.patagonia.com/music for details.
Umphrey’s McGee has donated, “Hajimemashite”, a previously unreleased track, to benefit Climate Cycle.17356
“Patagonia is honored to have Umphrey’s McGee as a part of the Patag...
Over 40 Hours of Music on the Festival's Two Adjacent Stages with No Overlapping Sets17356
Masontown, WV (February 28, 2011) - Held this July 14-17 at Marvin's Mountaintop in Masontown, WV, the 15th Annual All Good Music Festival announces the addition of six new artists performing the event:
STS9 Karl Denson's Tiny Universe The Bridge Beats Antique Zach Deputy Dana Fuchs
PRLog (Press Release) – Feb 24, 2011 – Lemoyne, PA - Sunbury Press has released Stefan May's compilation "ROADMAN" featuring his poetry and photography.
About the book: Stefan May's "ROADMAN" is a shamanistic, poetic love-journey through the Spirit in order for the author to achieve enlightenment of true Self. Intrepid in nature with its contemporary mixture of prose, poetry, literary philosophy and photography, "ROADMAN" attempts to bridge the voids between most of the arts with fluidity. In doing so, the reader travels alongside the author (Roadman or Shaman) and discovers that the presence of Self lies in the past as well as the future. 17356
List Price: $12.95 5.5" x 8.5" (13.97 x 21.59 cm) Black & White on White paper 118 pages Sunbury Press, Inc. ISBN-13: 978-1934597347 ISBN-10: 193459734...
Live music pioneers The String Cheese Incident (3 performances) and the trailblazing Dutch DJ Tiësto will top the bill at the inaugural Electric Forest at the Double JJ Resort in Rothbury, Michigan on June 30 through July 3, 2011. Tickets go on sale Saturday, March 5 at noon EST at www.electricforestfestival.com
Also on the bill are Bassnectar, Pretty Lights, Edward Sharpe & The Magnetic Zeros, Stephen Marley, Shpongle Presents The Shpongletron Experience, Railroad Earth, Laidback Luke, JJ Grey & Mofro, Excision, The New Deal, EOTO, Emmitt-Nershi Band, Skrillex and many more.
Electric Forest is also excited to introduce the festival’s first annual Saturday Afternoon Special - a mid-festival event within the event - featuring very special guests, legendary American rock band REO Speed...
Premiere R&B guitarist Cornell Dupree has been diagnosed with emphysema and will be undergoing a lung transplant. To help raise money for medical expenses we are putting on a Benefit Concert.
Featured artists include: Joe Cocker, Cornell Dupree's Soul Survivors, plus surprise guests. If you are unable to attend you can make a tax deductible donation to:
The Cornell Dupree Benefit Fund - Bank of America
Cornell Dupree (Uncle Funky) is an incredibly influential R&B guitarist who has recorded on literally over 2,500 albums. Originally from Texas, King Curtis discovered him and brought him to NY in 1962. It was there as guitarist for the King Curtis Band along with bassist Chuck Rainey that he got his chops backing such legends as Sam Cooke and Fats Domino, opening up for the Beatle...
Phish kicks off their 2011 Summer Tour on Memorial Day weekend, playing three consecutive nights (May 27, 28 & 29) at Bethel Woods Center for the Arts in Bethel, NY. Stops along the way include Cleveland, Cincinnati, Mansfield and more, as well as 2-night runs in Holmdel, Columbia and Alpharetta.
Fans purchasing tickets for the Darien Center, NY concert will receive free admission to Darien Lake Theme Park on June 8th, the day of the show. The theme park, which is adjacent to the Performing Arts Center, will be open exclusively to ticketholders on that date.
Additional summer announcements will be coming. Following the summer, the band has no touring plans for the remainder of the year.17356
A limited number of tickets are available NOW through Phish Tickets' online ticketing system at
Announcing the 15th Annual All Good Music Festival & Campout July 14-17
The Mid-Atlantic's Most Diverse Campout Music Festival Celebrates 15 Years
Confirmed Performers Include FURTHUR featuring PHIL LESH & BOB WEIR PRIMUS, PRETTY LIGHTS, MOE., UMPHREY'S MCGEE, JOHN BUTLER TRIO, YONDER MOUNTAIN STRING BAND, KELLER WILLIAMS, GALACTIC, TOOTS & THE MAYTALS Plus Many More Still to Be Announced
The Rex Foundation is pleased to award the 2010 Ralph J. Gleason Award to Michael Franti. The $10,000 award is in memory of music journalist Ralph J. Gleason, a major figure in the advancement of music in America in the 1960s, including his being a long-time contributor to the San Francisco Chronicle, a founding editor of Rolling Stone Magazine and cofounder of the Monterey Jazz Festival. Mr. Gleason's openness to new music and ideas transcended differences between generations and styles.
A Bay Area native, Michael Franti has been bringing our world exceptionally powerful, deeply felt music under a variety of names and in a wide range of genres for twenty years, from the intense punk rock of the Beatnigs, to the deeply political rap he made with the Disposabl...
Poor Man’s Whiskey, now into their second decade as a band, has announced the first wave of new 2011 dates and festival plays. The band is looking forward to upcoming tours in Arkansas, Colorado, Utah, Nevada, Washington, Oregon, Arizona, and California. They have recently released multiple festival plays this spring and summer and will also be back at Hardly Strictly Bluegrass in 2011 for their 8th year running.
PMW played the Fillmore on January 8th for Bill Graham’s 80th Birthday Bash. They shared the stage with Los Lobos and Jackie Greene. PMW then headed into the studio to start working on their 4th full length album. The new record will be released on May 20th at the Great American Music Hall in San Francisco, and kicking the evening off will be the Dead Winter Carpenters. 17356
In additional, PMW is excited to announce they have signed with American Artists, who currently represents Melvin Seals & JGB, Buckethead an...
The String Cheese Incident have announced a summer tour which includes stop at two major music festivals. Although final details have not been announced, SCI has posted on their Facebook page that they will indeed be playing the Electric Forrest Festival at the Double JJ Ranch in Rothbury, MI over the weekend of June 30 - July 3.
The Electric Forrest Festval will not be SCI's only stop over the summer as they've also announced a stop at Bonnaroo this year (www.bonnaroo.com).
And after a 3-night run at the 1stBank Center in Broomfield, CO, March 10-13, 2011 is preparing to have many more SCI sightings than in the past couple of years.17356
Just as Slightly Stoopid embarks on late winter tour that stretches from New York to Michigan (details below), today the band announces their annual 4/20 event.
Set to take place on Wednesday April 20, 2011 at Los Angeles’ legendary Greek Theatre, Slightly Stoopid’s “420 At The Greek” show will help kick-off the Greek’s 80th anniversary celebration season. Joining Slightly Stoopid for this historic event will be none other than the legendary original Bad Brains and Jamaican dancehall icon Barrington Levy.
Slightly Stoopid has also recently announced plans for a number of high-profile spring festivals including the 9 Mile Music Festival on March 12 in Miami, FL; Hangout Music Festival on May 20 in Gulf Shores, AL; and Hookahville in Thornville, OH on May 29. More tour dates will be announced shortly including an extensive headlining summer tour. 17356 When not on the road Slightly Stoopid has been hunkered down at the b...
Eli Jebidiah's Guitarmageddon comes to Slim's on February 24th, for the 1st annual Guitarmageddon Blues Ball; A bay area all star jam celebrating the blues and Josh Clark's (Tea Leaf Green) birthday. This one of a kind gig will feature two searing electric blues sets, plus a special acoustic blues set led by Bo Carper (New Monsoon).
Another highlight for the night will be a set played by the original lineup of Guitarmageddon. This exciting sonic journey through the annuals of electric and acoustic blues will featuring the following guitarsts:
- Josh Clark (Tea Leaf Green) - Eli Jebidiah (Poor Man's Whiskey, Huckle) - Sean Leahy (Sean Leahy Band) - Dan Lebowitz (ALO, Lebo) - Jeff Miller (New Monsoon) - Ryan Smith (4 Year Bender)17356
The night promises to be a voodoo stew of bay area musical talent, with guest sit-ins on guitar, keys, harp, bass, and drums. Confirmed special guests include James Nash (Waybacks, NashVillians), ...
Fans of rock music icons the ALLMAN BROTHERS BAND are getting ready for their annual pilgrimage to New York City’s Beacon Theatre, where the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame inductees will again take up residency for 13 shows (March 10-26). The group will also headline their own WANEE MUSIC FESTIVAL in Live Oak, FL (which takes place April 14-16) with special guests Widespread Panic, Robert Plant & Band of Joy and the Steve Miller Band. Those who can’t make the trip to New York City or Florida--or want to re-live the experience later--can sign up to www.moogis.com and stream...
EOTO will kick off 2011 on the west coast in less than two weeks in sunny Stateline, NV with stops in San Francisco and San Diego before kicking off their extensive Spring Tour in March. The band, known for their signature 100% live improvised performances, will also be playing alongside a number of well known openers including NastyNasty and Vibesquad for select west coast shows.
Throbbing bass and thudding beats are the signatures of this project from drummers Michael Travis and Jason Hann. The duo moves effortlessly from choppy dubstep to whip-smart, four-on-the-floor house to psychedelic trip-hop. It's a dance marathon and everyone's in it together. A nebulous beast, set lists are only broken up into tracks for the sake of posterity. In reality, changes in mood, energy, and inspiration are reflected "in real-time" by rhythmic and melodic shifts.17356
Because EOTO starts fresh every night, the band's evolutiona...
Limited tickets remain for Trey Anastasio Band's Pittsburgh and Philadelphia shows (part of the Acoustic/Electric Winter Tour) through traditional outlets. Remaining dates are completely sold out.
TAB hits the road this winter for an Acoustic & Electric Tour starting Feb 18th at the State Theatre in Portland, ME and ending at the Fox Theater in Oakland, CA on March 5th marking the first TAB dates on the west coast since Trey reunited the Classic TAB lineup in 2008. The shows will also feature a full solo acoustic set from Trey along with a full electric set marking the first time that Trey has toured in this format since 1999.17356
Tomorrow, Friday, February 11th, Mike Gordon will be the musical guest on Late Night with Jimmy Fallon. This will be the band's first late night television appearance and they'll be promoting Mike's album 'Moss' and upcoming March Tour. Friday's guests include Adam Sandler and Aziz Ansari. Check your local listings for air times.
Late Night is also offering fans a chance to win seats on their Band Benches, which surround the stage during Mike's performance. To enter a chance to sit at the "Band Bench" visit http://www.fallonbandbench.com and include the following band code in your entry form: MIK17356
Also, tickets for Mike's March 2011 Tour are on sale now for all shows except for the band's double header in Brooklyn, NY, and Telluride, which are sold out.
Chances are if you’ve been to a bluegrass festival the memories most prevalent in your mind are not so much that of the “scheduled” performers but more of the impromptu jams and unscheduled collaborations. It’s with that spirit that the McCoury family decided to embark on a traveling bluegrass festival that they are calling The Bluegrass Ball.
Ask most string musicians young or old and they will mostly likely tell you they either want to play with the McCoury family if they have not already. The McCourys are known for not only their ability to play with just about anyone but also for actually doing it! Due to this willingness to play with other musicians, the McCoury family is known as heavy weights on the festival and bluegrass scene, even having their own wildly successful festival “Delfest”. The McCoury’s decided to not only play in this festival but also promote it themselves making the festival on wheels ...
Iconic singer, songwriter, guitarist and Rock & Roll Hall of Fame member BOB WEIR has announced plans for a special once-in-a-lifetime performance of Grateful Dead music with the MARIN SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA to be held Saturday, May 7 at the Marin Center in San Rafael, CA. Pre-sale tickets will be available January 31 via www.gdtstoo.com and the public on-sale i...
Coming off multiple sold-out shows across Europe, Northeast power trio Super 400 will head west for a string of dates with Stockholm Syndrome, featuring Jerry Joseph and Widespread Panic’s Dave Schools. Kicking off February 18 & 19 at The Independent in San Francisco and concluding on February 26 at Boulder’s Fox Theatre, the two bands will play eight rock shows in nine days.
Formed in the mid-‘90s by guitarist/vocalist Kenny Hohman, drummer Joe Daley and bassist Lori Friday in Troy, NY, Super 400 has been winning fans over around the world with a chest-rattling rock & soul approach inspired by their heroes Cream, Zeppelin, Van Halen and the classic sounds of Motown, Stax and Muscle Shoals. Hailed for transcendent live shows where the band encourages taping, the trio was awarded their own official holiday on February 25, 2006 by the mayor of Troy: “Super 4...
We are pleased to announce the 2011 dates for Yonder Mountain String Band's Harvest Music Festival. The festival will be taking place once again on Mulberry Mountain in Ozark, AR from October 13-16, 2011.
Yonder Mountain String Bands's Harvest Music Festival is one of a kind, and is set in one of the most stunning festival and travel destinations in the country.
After a celebrated Fall Tour, Mike and his band return to the road this March for a 17-date headlining club tour in support of his studio album, Moss (in stores now).
Like the band's November run, the tour begins on the West Coast, March 5th in Eugene, OR and snakes its way across the country, ending with a hometown show for much of the band in Burlington, VT. Along the way, the band will make stops in San Diego, Lake Tahoe, Telluride, Atlanta, Asheville, and will play their first two-nighter at Brooklyn Bowl in Brooklyn, NY. In addition, Mike will play a special show on March 17th at Pageant Theatre in St. Louis, MO with Galactic.
Following five highly acclaimed tours in '08, '09 and '10, Mike returns with the same five-piece lineup, including longtime collaborator Scott Murawski on guitar, Vermonters Craig Myers on percussion and Tom Cleary on keyboards and Brooklyn drummer Todd Isler.17356
A limited number of tickets are available NOW via a very fast real-...
DENVER — Swallow Hill Music’s Rootsfest returns for its 5th annual celebration of roots music featuring quintessential folk musicians David Crosby & Graham Nash on Saturday, April 9th at Denver’s historic Paramount Theatre.
Presented by 97.3 KBCO, this year’s Rootsfest will also feature performances by local legends Mollie O’Brien & Rich Moore, as well Anaïs Mitchell.
For over thirty years, Swallow Hill Music has provided a place to celebrate music that is rarely heard elsewhere in the Rocky Mountain Region. The Denver-based organization, serving as a unique source for roots, folk and acoustic music, is one of the largest nonprofit institutions of its kind in the United States. In 2010, the organization served more than 100,000 people through its concert, school and outreach programming. In addition to the annual Rootsfest and a slew o...
SALEM, Mo., January 6, 2011 - For seven summers, Camp Zoe, a serene campground and concert venue located on 370 acres of land along the scenic Current River outside of Salem, Mo., has been a favorite destination for fans of music and the great outdoors from all over the Midwest. The site of the annual "Schwagstock" music festival put on by campground owner Jimmy Tebeau's band, The Schwag, Camp Zoe is in danger of being shut down, its land seized by state and Federal law enforcement.
On the morning of November 1, officers from the Internal Revenue Service, Drug Enforcement Agency, Department of Homeland Security, Missouri State Highway patrol, and local and regional police departments raided the campground, confiscating gate revenue from Camp Zoe's Spookstock 9 Halloween concert event, as well as financial records. Later that day, the DEA seized the funds in the Camp Zoe bank account, nearly $200,000 designated to pay staff, artists, security, production, sanitation and o...
Trey Anastasio Band hits the road this winter for an Acoustic & Electric Tour starting Feb 18th at the State Theatre in Portland, ME and ending at the Fox Theater in Oakland, CA on March 5th marking the first TAB dates on the west coast since Trey reunited the Classic TAB lineup in 2008. Along the way, the band will make stops in Philadelphia, Chicago, Denver and more. The lineup will once again feature Natalie Cressman (trombone and vocals), Jennifer Hartswick (trumpet and vocals), Russ Lawton (drums), Tony Markellis (bass and vocals), Ray Paczkowski (keyboards) and Russell Remington (tenor saxophone and flute).
The shows will also feature a full solo acoustic set from Trey along with a full electric set marking the first time that Trey has toured in this format since 1999.17356
A limited number of tickets for all shows will be available through a real-time ticket presale beginning Friday January 14th at 10:00 AM EST and ending Thursday January 20th at 5:00 PM E...
OZARK, AR, January 7, 2011: Wakarusa is thrilled to announce their artist line up for the 8th Annual music and camping festival. Taking place June 2-5 at Mulberry Mountain in Ozark Arkansas, the 2011 event will host nearly 150 artists on 6 stages during the 4-day festival. Round the clock entertainment representing musical genres from all ends of the spectrum is sure to keep fans busy and happy during their stay in the beautiful setting of the Ozark Mountains. “Early Bird” priced tickets, VIP passes, RV packages and camping passes are all on sale now at www.wakarusa.com.
In addition to the over 80 consecutive hours of music, Wakarusa hosts a plethora of activities and events for festival patrons to enjoy: over 100 on-site retail vendors, disc golf, fishing, hiking, float trips, yoga & hoops classes, a Sunday morning drum circle, and the popular ...