Umphrey’s McGee Closes Asheville Run With Big Jams And ‘Dear Prudence’

first_imgThere’s no denying it; Umphrey’s McGee is on fire. The band concluded a two-night stand at the ExploreAsheville.com Arena in Asheville, NC last night, treating crowds to their patented brand of improvisational rock and roll. The show opened with a powerful set from TAUK, who continue to impress with a unique blend of progressively funky instrumental jams. There’s a reason TAUK continues to pick up fans by the scores.After their opening set, Umphrey’s came out firing with a “You Got The Wrong Guy > All In Time > Cemetery Walk” combination. Umph had some fun teases throughout, including a “Barracuda” jam in the next song, “Utopian Fir.” Guitarist Jake Cinninger also played some keys on “Utopian Fir,” only adding to the madness of the show. Another big highlight was the band’s bust-out cover of The Beatles’ “Dear Prudence.” While Umph included a cover of The Beatles’ “I Want You (She’s So Heavy)” on their recently-released London Sessions album, it was this White Album cut that got the nod in Asheville. From there, Umphrey’s launched into a “Bridgeless” that would set the pace for the rest of the show, only to be reprised as the final song of the encore.Check out some photos from the performance, courtesy of Phierce Photography, with the full gallery and setlist below. The full setlist can be seen below, thanks to All Things Umphrey’s. Be sure to see Phierce Photo’s full gallery of TAUK and Umphrey’s McGee in Asheville!Setlist: Umphrey’s McGee At ExploreAsheville.com Arena, Asheville, NC – 2/20/16Set 1: You Got the Wrong Guy > All In Time > Cemetery Walk, Utopian Fir[1] > Booth Love, Attachments, Cut the Cable > All In TimeSet 2: Miami Virtue > Dear Prudence, Bridgeless > Smell the Mitten[2], August, 1348 > Driven to Tears > 1348Encore: In The Kitchen -> Bridgeless[1] with Barracuda (Heart) tease; with Jake on keys[2] with Voodoo Child (Jimi Hendrix) tease Load remaining imageslast_img read more

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NOLA Musicians Help Sway City Council To Unanimously Pass Marijuana Reform Legislation

first_imgIn a unanimous voting, the New Orleans City Council has voted 7-0 in favor of supporting reformed legislation on marijuana. The new policies allow officers to issue citations for marijuana possession, as opposed to making arrests or issuing summons to offenders. For first-time offenders, the fine is only $40; a large step up from time spent in a holding cell and/or in court.While officers still have the right to arrest offenders, this new leniency will greatly reduce the number of non-violent drug offenders in the city of New Orleans. The new policy received some staunch report from local New Orleans musicians, including a long list of legends. Kermit Ruffins, Phil Frazier (Rebirth Brass Band), Terrence Houston, Billy Iuso, KC O’Rorke (Flow Tribe), Papa Mali, Eric “Benny” Bloom, Tom McDermott, Meschiya Lake and more all came out in support.“We are are extremely impressed that all seven councilmembers supported this common sense marijuana reform,” said Kevin Caldwell, Executive Director of CommonsenseNOLA, in a piece published on OffBeat Magazine about the vote. “It’s a great day for the City of New Orleans.”This is definitely a step in the right direction, and a great win for the people of New Orleans.last_img read more

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Watch All 12 Members of Tedeschi Trucks Band Play Around A Tiny Desk For NPR Series

first_imgTaking a pit stop from the road, Tedeschi Trucks Band visited the NPR office recently to celebrate their January release of Let Me Get By. The 12-piece powerhouse squeezed together in the famously small office to perform “Just As Strange,” “Don’t Know What It Means,” and “Anyhow” for the Tiny Desk Concert video series.It’s obvious from their expressions that the band is more like a family. They might be one of the best touring bands on the road, but no stage is too small for this bunch. Between the rock, soul, blues, and jazz, the collective energy of TTB is enough to make any room feel like the biggest of them all.Watch Derek Trucks, Susan Tedeschi, and their incredible band’s performance below:last_img read more

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Meet The Guy Who Proudly Wears Phish Shirts Throughout The New Series “Nightcap”

first_imgIf you’re an active member of the Phish community, you may have noticed a guy by the name of Jacob Wallach posting in groups about this new television series that he plays a main character in. This is because I told him to, looping him into the worlds of Phish Tour 2014 (sorry, Jay) and Phish Tour 2017 (sorry, Jacob). Every fan likes to know that there are more of us out there, especially when involved in a televised program. As this community is known for its supportive nature, it’s worth putting this new show on your radar. If for nothing else, we know it will make you laugh.Jacob plays Randy, the sound guy, on Pop’s new satirical workplace series Nightcap. Going into their fifth episode, we sat down with the actor to learn more about his character both on and off the screen. We also snagged an exclusive sneak-peak of what’s to come on tonight’s episode, which you can view with the interview below. But first, behold the shirt:Live For Live Music: You play Randy in Pop’s new satirical workplace series Nightcap. Tell us about your character.Jacob Wallach: He is a realist, a dreamer. He’s over-qualified for his position and he knows it. He spends his spare time delving into dark web conspiracy theories. Oh, and he’s a pervy ginger who really thrives at his job when it involves micing the female guests. Tonight, in episode 5, Randy (while proudly wearing his Rainbow Phish logo tee) and Marcus (from hair and makeup) pitch a brilliant business idea to Mark Cuban.Watch that scene exclusively below:L4LM: Can you tell us a little about Nightcap?JW: Nightcap is a workplace comedy (created by the incredibly funny Ali Wentworth) that gives the viewers a behind the scenes look at a fictitious late night talk show, “Nightcap with Jimmy.” Through her years of doing the talk show circuit, Ali realized the real show is taking place backstage, before the taping of the actual show and thus Nightcap was born. So on Nightcap, everything takes place backstage, you never meet the host and in each episode real celebrities play themselves, including Gwyneth Paltrow, Sarah Jessica Parker, Paul Rudd, Kelly Ripa, Debra Messing, Whoopi Goldberg, George Stephanopoulos, Denis Leary, Michael J. Fox, Andy Cohen, Mark Cuban, Mark Consuelos, Jim Gaffigan, Janeane Garofalo, Mariska Hargitay, Jim Norton, Beth Stern, Gigi Gorgeous, Rosie Perez and Joel Schumacher.L4LM: I notice you wear a few Phish t-shirts on the show, whose idea was that?JW: (Laughter) Well, as we all know, Phish is without a doubt the greatest band of all time and the Phish community is a tight knit group of obsessive fans who love nothing more than expressing our love for the band. I mean, we (Phish fans) have a hashtag #WeAreEverywhere for expressing our love in the public eye. From Fluffhead signs on ESPN, to Dan Greenhaus throwing Phish lyrics into financial analysis on CNBC, and of course, Harris Wittels on Parks and Rec. We’ve been at this for a while and as a fan, I’ve always wanted to incorporate Phish references into a TV show. So, when our costume designer emailed me to tell me that I’d be wearing band t-shirts and to ask for a list of my favorite bands, I responded with only one. The rest is history. Oh, and a special shoutout to Julia, Kevin, and Beth from Phish Inc, for allowing me to wear the iconic logo tees. Thank you! Oh yeah, and did I mention they’re the greatest band of all time?L4LM: When and how did you first start listening to Phish?JW: In 1998, when I was 12 and my oldest brother Jason came home from college with a gigantic stash of cassette tapes. He either left some behind or I stole one, I’m not sure, but I ended up with a cassette of 8/6/98 (Lakewood) and I put it in and my mind was blown, I couldn’t stop listening. I was instantly hooked. Interestingly enough, the first song I ever heard Phish play was “Runnin’ With the Devil.” Turns out that was a Van Halen song, so maybe I’m just a big Van Halen fan? So, I listened to that tape over and over, “borrowed” more tapes, and shared them with all my friends at school. Years later, the same brother took me to see my first show in Camden, 7/30/2003, (2.0 noob, brah) and now I’ve been going every chance I get. In fact, I’ll be at MSG in a few weeks and I think it’s the perfect time for the band to bring back my first favorite Phish song “Runnin’ With the Devil!” What do you say, fellas?L4LM: Why might phans relate to or enjoy Nightcap?JW: It’s really funny, it’s got celebrities doing crazy shit, it’s a workplace comedy filled  with idiots, and who can’t relate to idiots at work? It’s got conspiracy theories (what’s up Chemtrails?), it’s easy to watch, and it’s even better stoned (legally, under the guidance of a medical expert), and Phish isn’t touring, so really, what else are you doing on a Wednesday night? Fluffhead.More about Jacob’s character:“Nightcap” airs Wednesdays at 8:00 PM, ET/PT on Pop. To find your channel, visit poptv.com. And follow Jacob on his Instagram and Twitter: @jacobwallach.last_img read more

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Phishin’ With Perpetual Groove: On Slow Jams, Big Cypress, And Inevitable Gear Malfunction

first_imgPhish’s Baker’s Dozen run is quickly approaching. As is tradition for summer tour, there will be an enormous amount of talent surrounding the entertainment with pre- and post-shows galore. Phish’s thirteen nights at Madison Square Garden will be no different, as Live For Live Music plans to take over New York City with over a dozen shows of our own.L4LM’s Official Guide To Phish Baker’s Dozen Late NightsAs the shenanigans approach, we’ll be discussing Phish with a number of artists who will be in town performing some of these late-night shows. So far, we interviewed Craig Brodhead from Turkuaz, Matisyahu, Ryan Jalbert from The Motet, and Jake Goldberg and Chris Houser from The Werks. In the fourth installment of our “Phishin’ With” series, both Brock Butler and Matt McDonald of Perpetual Groove discuss their relationship with the band Phish ahead of their after-show at B.B. King Blues Club on July 29 (tix here).Since the group came off a two year hiatus back in mid-2015, Brock Butler (guitar, vocals), Adam Perry (bass, vocals), Matt McDonald (keys, vocals), and Albert Suttle (drums) have been putting together some of the strongest and most inspiring shows of the bands now twenty year career. To add to that, P-Groove released the EP Familiar Stare this past August, which witnessed a new chapter of creativity, maturation, and an evolution of sound for the quartet. The future looks very bright for Perpetual Groove.[Photo: Phierce Photo by Keith G.]Live For Live Music: Tell us about your first Phish concert experience.Matt McDonald: My first Phish show was in 1994 at the University of Florida bandshell. It was a free show on campus and I was blown away by Rift, which came out earlier that year. I had very high expectations; needless to say, those expectations were met and then some.Brock Butler: My first Phish show was July 3rd, 1999 at Lakewood Amphitheater in Atlanta. It was my sort of setlist. I’m a big fan of what I’d call the slow jams like “Gumbo,” “Moma Dance,” etc. I believe, it was the first bust out of “Meatstick” in a couple of years at that point. Though I wasn’t in attendance for the 4th of July show the next night, I heard they introduced the dance aspect to the song. Perry and I went together, it was a great time and certainly a special moment for two bandmates to share, I think.L4LM: How would you describe the music of Phish?MM: Wide open. All encompassing.BB: All across the board. Versatile. If it were in the context of someone seeing their first show, I’d explain that depending on the song selection they might be incredibly moved, or it might ask more of them as listener if it’s a more daring show. If it’s paint-by-numbers they’re looking for, they’re in the wrong place.L4LM: How many Phish shows have you seen?MM: A couple dozen. I couldn’t tell you exactly how many. I seem to remember something about how men drink and boys count.BB: Roughly 15 or so.L4LM: Do you have a favorite show, or most memorable experience?MM: Favorite show and experience for me was Big Cypress. I grew up in Naples, FL so Big Cypress was a bit of wildlife staple growing up that close to the Everglades. I had so many memories from my youth there from fishing with my grandfather, air boat rides, countless camping trips with friends and family, that Phish playing Big Cypress for NYE was a bit of a homecoming. I was in the army from 98-02 so these shows landed right in the middle of my four years and it couldn’t have come at a better time for me personally. It served as a reminder of why this band was so important to me, the community around the band, and why so many love them so much.BB: It’s a tough call, I enjoyed Big Cypress, but as a collective whole, when I saw four consecutive shows in a row (Antioch, TN > Lakewood x2 > Walnut Creek ) it was incredibly cool to see how they changed it up from night to night. In Antioch, Mike’s bass amp malfunctioned during the opening notes of “First Tube.” Then, two amazing shows in ATL. However, Walnut Creek was straight up lousy. I mention this because as someone just hoping to be a musician for a living, it was cool to see every aspect. Nobody is above gear malfunction. Phish, like all bands will have amazing shows and then after the longest drive of the four dates, it seemed for better or worse, the band as well as the audience were in sync.L4LM: What are two of your favorite Phish songs?MM: “Lifeboy” and “Rift”BB: Studio song – “Silent in the Morning”Live version – “The Curtain With”L4LM: What’s the wildest thing you’ve ever seen at a Phish show?MM: I think CBGTWH has the wildest “thing” that happens at any show documented and covered pretty well. Musically, one of the craziest things I’ve ever seen the band do was just a week after my first show when I flew up to NY for the Halloween show where they covered The Beatles White Album. That’s no easy task for any group of musicians, but to add to the theatrics the way Phish did completely blew my mind. Fortunately, they would go on to continue blowing my mind for many years to come.BB: “Wildest,” is a bit broad and subjective. I’ll assume you mean from the group, so I’llkeep it to strictly the bands antics. Riding in on a big hot dog at Big Cypress was certainly something crazy to see. I don’t know if this is wild as much as if was “weird,” but Wynona Judd singing “Freebird” at Antioch was….really something.Purchase tickets to Perpetual Groove at BB King’s NYC on 7/29 (post-Phish) here, or enter to win a pair of tickets below.Check out L4LM’s Official Guide To Phish Baker’s Dozen Late Nights!last_img read more

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Jim James Announces New Tribute Album, Shares Beach Boys Cover

first_imgFollowing his 2009 Tribute To George Harrison EP, Jim James has announced a special reissue of the album as well as an exciting follow up Tribute To 2 that will cover a vast array of musicians–both due out on December 8th via ATO Records. The new album, recorded over a number of years using all different equipment, features the My Morning Jacket frontman’s solo renditions of “Baby Don’t Go” by Sonny & Cher , “I’ll Be Your Baby Tonight” by Bob Dylan, “Wild Honey” by Diane Izzo, “Funny How Time Slips Away” by Willie Nelson, and “Lucky Man” by Emerson, Lake & Palmer, among others.To pair with this announcement, Jim James shares the first single from the collection, a Beach Boys composition, “I Just Wasn’t Made For These Times” from Pet Sounds. The press release confirms that James’ version of this song is inspired by Isaac Hayes’ “By the Time I Get to Phoenix” from 1969’s Hot Buttered Soul. While listening to the Jimmy Webb written track, James found himself singing the Beach Boys’ track.“It gave me the idea to unite the music of these two different worlds,” James explains in a statement. “I believe that if people really listened, they would love so much music outside of the genre they normally listen to – and that alone could start to unite people. I had just written liner notes for a re-release of Hot Buttered Soul and was lucky enough to get my hands on the multi-track recordings of the album. So, I ripped apart ‘By the Time I Get to Phoenix’ and put it back together again as ‘I Just Wasn’t Made for These Times.’”Listen to Jim James’ “I Just Wasn’t Made For These Times” below:The Tribute To reissue will come with new cover art along with a bonus track of Bob Dylan’s “If Not For You”, which was recorded during the same 2001 session following George Harrison’s death. Pre-orders for both Tribute To and Tribute To 2 are happening here.As for the Tribute To reissue, it comes with new cover art as well as a bonus track — a cover of Dylan’s “If Not For You” — recorded during the same 2001 sessions that occurred following Harrison’s death. Pre-orders for both releases are going on here, and you can find the Tribute To 2 album info below.Tribute To 2 Tracklist:01. I Just Wasn’t Made For These Times (The Beach Boys)02. Baby Don’t Go (Sonny & Cher)03. Wild Honey (Dianne Izzo)04. Midnight, the Stars and You (Ray Noble & Al Bowlly)05. Crying in the Chapel (The Orioles)06. Funny How Time Slips Away (Willie Nelson)07. Love Is The Sweetest Thing (Ray Noble & Al Bowlly)08. I’ll Be Your Baby Tonight (Bob Dylan)09. Lucky Man (Emerson, Lake & Palmer)10. The World is Falling Down (Abbey Lincoln)11. Blue Skies (Irving Berlin)last_img read more

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Modest Mouse Announces Fall Tour Dates

first_imgModest Mouse will follow their spring and summer tours with a series of fall dates across much of the Midwest, Northeast, and South. The 26-dat outing will get started in La Crosse, WI on September 17th before wrapping up in Wichita, KA.Modest Mouse released their latest album, Stranger to Ourselves, back in 2015. The pioneering indie rock band has been touring pretty heavily since then, and this year has been no different. The Isaac Brock-led group is currently in the midst of a spring tour just brought them to the Red Rocks Amphitheater (check out our photos of the show here), and they’ll be regrouping this summer for a series of performances at festivals like Sasquatch, Forecastle, and Texas’ river-based Float Fest.Tickets for Modest Mouse’s new fall tour dates will go on sale this Friday, May 18th.Modest Mouse 2018 Tour Dates:May 15 Albuquerque, NM – Villa Hispana Pavillion ^May 16 Flagstaff, AZ – Pepsi Amphitheatre ^May 18 Riverside, CA – Riverside Municipal Auditorium ^May 19 Santa Barbara, CA – Arlington Theatre ^May 20 Redding, CA – Civic Auditorium ^May 22 San Luis Obispo, CA – Madonna Inn Expo Center ^May 23 Big Sur, CA – Henry Miller LibraryMay 24 Oakland, CA – Fox Theatre ^May 26 Quincy, WA – Sasquatch Music FestivalJuly 13 Louisville, KY – Forecastle FestivalJuly 14 Memphis, TN – The Orpheum Theatre MemphisJuly 16 Chattanooga, TN – Tivoli TheatreJuly 17 Knoxville, TN – Tennessee TheatreJuly 19 Rogers, AR – Walmart AmphitheatreJuly 20 Thackerville, OK – WinStar World Casino and ResortJuly 21 Martindale, TX – FLOAT FESTSeptember 17 La Crosse, WI – La Crosse Center ArenaSeptember 18 Duluth, MN – DECC Symphony HallSeptember 19 Green Bay, WI – Brown Country Veterans Memorial ArenaSeptember 21 Fort Wayne, IN – Foellinger Outdoor TheaterSeptember 22 Waukegan, IL – Genesee TheaterSeptember 24 South Bend, IN – Morris Performing Arts CenterSeptember 25 Kalamazoo, MI – Wings Event CenterSeptember 26 Toledo, OH – Stranahan TheaterSeptember 28 Cincinnati, OH – Taft TheatreSeptember 29 Akron, OH – Akron Civic TheatreOctober 1 Buffalo, NY – University of Buffalo Center for the ArtsOctober 2 Syracuse, NY – Crouse Hinds TheaterOctober 4 Portland, ME – State TheaterOctober 5 Worcester, MA – PalladiumOctober 6 New London, CT – Foxwoods Casino Grand TheaterOctober 7 Atlantic City, NJ – Borgata Spa & ResortOctober 9 Brooklyn, NY – Kings TheatreOctober 10 Montclair, NJ – The Wellmont TheaterOctober 12 Asbury, NJ – Stone Pony SummerstageOctober 13 Bethlehem, PA – SANDS EVENT CENTEROctober 14 Albany, NY – Palace TheatreOctober 16 Norfolk, VA – Chrysler HallOctober 17 Columbia, SC – Township AuditoriumOctober 19 Bloomington, IN – IU AuditoriumOctober 20 Springfield, MO – Shrine MosqueOctober 21 Wichita, KS – The Cotillion^ with Mimicking BirdsView All Tour Dateslast_img read more

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INTERVIEW: The Jauntee’s Scott Ferber Talks New Album, Leftover Salmon, Twiddle, & Why Up-And-Coming Bands Shouldn’t Give Up

first_imgThe Jauntee—featuring guitarist Caton Sollenberger, keyboardist Tyler Adams, bassist John Loland, and drummer Scott Ferber—are rising stars on the jam circuit. The band has expanded their dedicated following in their hometown of Boston to a solid fan base across the country, earned in large part due to the band’s consistent, nationwide touring and standout live performances. With the band’s recent move to Colorado, their opportunity to tour coast-to-coast has become an easier task, and bigger opportunities supporting well-respected bands in the jam community continue to present themselves.The Jauntee recently released a new album, Always Never Knowing, which came out on September 14th. Always Never Knowing is an effort to mirror The Jauntee’s high-energy live performances, as the quartet carved out time to record Always Never Knowing during the group’s two-night run at Cambridge, Massachusetts’ The Bridge Sound & Stage. Recorded in front of an intimate crowd consisting of mostly longtime fans and friends and family, the new album offers the best of both worlds, with The Jauntee showing off their live jamming abilities, while also offering up 16 tracks, with nine of them previously unreleased in studio-quality format.Live For Live Music had the chance to chat with The Jauntee’s drummer Scott Ferber recently. During our conversation, Scott gave us the low-down on The Jauntee’s new album, which marks the band’s first studio recording with their new keyboardist, plus chatted extensively about The Jauntee’s relatively recent relocation to Colorado and life on the road with Leftover Salmon and Twiddle. Read on for the full interview! Sam Berenson: How did you guys meet?Scott Ferber: We all met in Boston, where we went to college. Tyler Adams, Caton Sollenberger, and I went to Berklee College of Music, and John Loland went to school for airplane mechanic work, but Caton and John knew each other from living in Pennsylvania previously. The Jauntee formed in Boston about eight years ago, when Caton and I started the band towards the end of 2010. We’ve gone through some lineup changes since—we had a different bass player, with John joining in 2012, and then Tyler joined in 2015. However, we were friends with Tyler before that and had jammed with him in the past.SB: When you and Caton started the band, was it a common goal to start touring, or did things initially start just for fun?SF: I think it was a little of both. The end goal for both of us was definitely to be in a band and tour, and in the end hopefully making a career out of that. It definitely didn’t start out that way though. We used to play a lot of parties and smaller events, but I would say the end goal for us was to be touring and playing as much music as possible.SB: Tell me about your new studio album.SF: We are just about to release an album, Always Never Knowing, that we recorded last summer in Boston, just before we moved out to Colorado, at the Bridge Sound & Stage in Cambridge, MA. It was kind of a unique experience where it was in a studio, but there was also a live room with a stage. We did a two-night event with 70 to 100 people in attendance, a lot of them being fans from the area and close friends. The album is two live shows that were professionally tracked and recorded, but it was also a live experience, so we were able to capture the jamming and improvisation, and, more so, one of our shows live, which we thrive off of.We compiled two CDs worth of music from those two nights and made the material flow together in a continuous set. We’re really happy with how it turned out, and this is our first official release with Tyler, so we’re happy to be doing this with him. Our previous studio effort was with our old keyboard player.The Jauntee – “Puppy In My Pocket”[Video: The Jauntee]Sam Berenson: It’s very unique to see a drummer holding down the majority of the songwriting. Have you always taken the lead writing role with The Jauntee?Scott Ferber: I guess so. Before the band started, I had always written a bunch of music and done some recordings playing every instrument on the track, so I had a little bit of background with that. I do most of my writing on the piano, creating a skeleton for the song, and the other guys, for the most part, fill in their parts unless I have a specific idea for the melody or a segment of the song. We all do our part in writing though, and everyone’s contributed with their own songs. I would say it’s a mixed bag in terms of writing in general.SB: Have these songs that are on the live release ever been recorded before on a previous studio effort?SF: Most of them have not. That’s another thing that we are excited about. Most of our songs are not on an album. We have two previous studio releases with about ten songs on each album, and we have nearly 100 songs in our repertoire including covers. There are maybe five songs on our new album that have been previously recorded, but the other ten tracks or more are songs that have not been in a high-quality recording atmosphere.SB: How’s the Denver scene treating you since moving to Colorado a year ago?SF: It’s awesome, and we love it out here. I really, really have been enjoying our time out here, both personally, being a big change of pace from Boston, and the music scene out here is awesome. We’ve been getting a lot more opportunities for gigs and are able to bounce around all of the mountain towns in the winter. There are so many good venues, including the Fox Theatre in Boulder, the Aggie Theatre in Fort Collins, and Cervantes’ in Denver, where we’ve been lucky enough to play. It seems to be a good move for us. The mountains are awesome, and everything out here is beautiful. We’ve been enjoying it.SB: Absolutely, change is good. Do you view moving out west as an important ingredient for you guys taking things to the next level?SF: I think it’s an important ingredient in terms of our general happiness. Having a place where we’re all comfortable and able to build a good fan base and friend base is awesome. We’re also a little more central now. We were able to do our first West Coast tour last year, hitting Montana, Oregon, and Washington, which would’ve been really hard to do from the East Coast. Now that we’re in the Midwest relatively, we’ll hopefully be able to hit all of the best spots on the coasts.The Jauntee – Paradise Rock Club – 4/7/2017 (Full Show)[Video: mk devo]Sam Berenson: I see you guys are heading out on a big fall tour, supporting Leftover Salmon and Twiddle on select dates. Tell me about how your relationship with these bands formed.SF: We’ve played with Leftover Salmon once before at the Aggie Theatre in Fort Collins, which came about through being a Colorado band and waiting for the right opportunities to arise for an opening slot at the Aggie. It worked out and was super awesome. I think we’re a good fit musically with Leftover, and the same goes for Twiddle. We opened for them for a couple gigs on the East Coast around two years ago, and it was a great fit. The crossover in our fan bases will work well together from everything I’ve seen. They’re really nice guys, and I look forward to hanging out with them for a week or so and getting to know them better.The Jauntee – “Before The Storm”[Video: The Jauntee]Sam Berenson: And you guys got a new van for this tour?Scott Ferber: We got a new van! We just got the emissions test done an hour ago. We’re psyched. We ran the last van pretty much to the ground, although it’s still running with close to 300,000 miles. We racked them up pretty fast over the last five or six years. We pretty much got the same van we used to have but newer—a good ol’ trusty Chevrolet. This will be the first run that we bring it out there, so let’s hope it doesn’t break down.SB: I hope it treats you guys well! Are there any bands you haven’t toured with that you think could be a really fun co-bill?SF: I think we would love to be paired with some jazzier acts. We’re huge fans of Medeski, Martin & Wood, Snarky Puppy, and Cory Henry, and I think there’s a crossover with some of the improvisation we do. We can crossover into more of the jazz-oriented crowd, which would be a lot of fun. No specific acts come to mind though. We do this acoustic bluegrass rendition of our tunes that we call “The Jauntgrass”, and it’s nice to have different opportunities interacting with audiences with different interests in terms of music genre.SB: That’s really cool. If you could give one up-and-coming touring band advice, what would it be?SF: Oh man! Just keep going and don’t get discouraged. Keep going, it takes so long. It’s so rare these days, especially in the type of music we’re doing, for a band to blow up fast. Even a band like Twiddle, who’s in their fourteenth year as a band, has been working to get where they are for years. The advice they told us when we talked with them was “Keep going.” We’re in our eighth year now, and we’re finally just seeing a push that we haven’t seen quite until this point. Don’t give up. Bands can’t get discouraged when an audience is only five people because it probably will happen 100 more times.SB: I really appreciate your time Scott, and congratulations on your on your forthcoming studio release.SF: Thanks so much, Sam!For more information about The Jauntee or their new album, Always Never Knowing, head to the band’s website here. You can also stream the new album below.last_img read more

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Summer Camp Music Festival Kicks Off With Pre-Party Sets From STS9, Keller Williams, More [Photos]

first_imgThe 2019 Summer Camp Music Festival is currently well underway in Chillicothe, IL, where artists and fans have spent the first two days of Memorial Day Weekend event enjoying a mix of performances while having to endure some lousy spring weather here and there.Related: Umphrey’s McGee Dusts Off Janes Addiction Cover At Summer Camp Pre-Party Late-Night On Thursday, Summer Camp attendees arrived at Three Sisters Park to start the holiday weekend early with the event’s annual pre-party run of shows. The pre-party has become the official welcome platform to launch fans into the three-day event, with this year’s Thursday lineup featuring performances from STS9, EOTO, Keller Williams, Spafford, Steady Flow, Barefuzz, Easy Riders, and many more.As the festival charges into its final day on Sunday with scheduled performances from moe. (two sets), SunSquabi, Lotus, Gramatik, The Werks, Doom Flamingo, Oteil & Friends, and more, take a look back at all the action that went down on Thursday in the gallery below, courtesy of photographer Keith Griner.If you’re feeling SCAMP FOMO, have no fear: Sunday 1-day tickets are still on sale. Head out to Chillicothe and join the party!Summer Camp Music Festival | Chillicothe, IL | Thursday Pre-Party | 5/23/19 | Photos: Keith Griner Load remaining imageslast_img read more

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Risks: Leaving ‘Stroke Belt’ but Not the Dangers

first_imgResearchers at the Harvard School of Public Health who analyzed stroke deaths in the United States found that people who were born in the Southeast and continued to live there as adults were 34 percent more likely than other Americans to die of a stroke in the year 2000…Read more here (The New York Times)last_img

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