St. Jeromes Laneway Festival is to take place Saturday, September 14 at Meadow Brook Music Festival. Laneway Festival’s envelopes Meadow Brook’s grassy green area on the campus of Oakland University. Two main stages and a third stage will be built on grounds; the Meadow Brook amphitheater stage will serve as the festival’s fourth stage. There is plenty of space that will be dedicated to showcasing local markets, culinary heroes and locally brewed specialties.The lineup is to include: The National, Deerhunter, Sigur Rós, Phosphorescent, Youth Lagoon, Icona Pop, The Dismemberment Plan, AlunaGeorge, Solange, Savages, Haerts, Charli XCX, CHVRCHES, Run the Jewels, Frightened Rabbit, Washed Out, Flume, My Brightest Diamond , Warpaintand Chet Faker. Advanced tickets cost $79.50 and will be available on May 18 with Early Bird available for $64.50 per ticket.Lineup Announcement:
Everyone Orchestra, under the conduction of Matt Butler, is teaming up with the Sierra Nevada Brewing Company to bring an incredible group together for a free show at Denver’s Sculpture Park at 4:20PM on August 28th the day before Phish‘s 3 night run at Dicks Sporting Goods Arena.The line-up of artists consists of Kyle Hollingsworth and Michael Kang (of the String Cheese Incident), Kai Eckhardt (of Garaj Mahal), Jennifer Hartswick (of Trey Anastasio Band), Al Achnier (of Moe.), Bridget Law (of Elephant Revival), and Dave Watts and Jans Ingber (of The Motet).A press release for the event states:The Everyone Orchestra conductor/founder Matt Butler has taken its participants, both on stage and off, on improvisational journeys with the most diverse of lineups at festivals, theaters and philanthropic events both nationally and internationally. A laundry list of hundreds of musicians, dancers, singers, guest conductors and community organizers have embraced the experience of EO in single shots of musical adrenaline to the soul. Tuning in to his energy, the band and audience utilize the Conductor as their pivot to the set mood of each passing jam as he communicates with the musicians using hand sings, whiteboard and assorted mime suggestions.This concert is sure to be an event that you’re not going to want to miss!
Joe Russo’s Almost Dead have announced a two-night run at the Brooklyn Bowl, from January 23-24. JRAD is one of the premier Grateful Dead tribute bands performing today, lead by former Furthur and frequent Phil Lesh & Friends drummer, Joe Russo. The band also consists of Scott Metzger, Tom Hamilton, Dave Dreiwitz, and Marco Benevento.Tickets for each show will go on sale this Friday, October 17th, at noon. As The Brooklyn Bowl has limited ticketing capacity, don’t sleep on these tickets. You can find tickets on the Brooklyn Bowl page for each show on Friday, January 23rd and Saturday, January 24th.The performance is part of Freaks Ball XV, an annual event initiated by the group NYC Freaks, which typically focuses on jam and similarly-themed music. Last year’s Freaks Ball saw performances from Metzger’s band Wolf!, and “Stirrers,” a one-off supergroup trio with Eric Krasno, Joe Russo, and Neal Evans.
Wilco has now been around for twenty years. The band has evolved so much in two decades that those only familiar with the band when it was formed might not even recognize the band it is now. Only lead singer Tweedy and bassist John Stirratt stuck around this whole time. The two companion box-sets, Alpha Mike Foxtrot: Rare Tracks and What’s Your 20? Essential Tracks serve both as souvenir pieces for loyal fans and as a documentation for the band’s evolution throughout the years. While What’s Your 20? is the hit-compilation that fans are delighted to see, Alpha Mike Foxtrot is probably the more interesting of the two.This rarities collection is incredibly expansive, containing four disks and 77 songs in total. These include B-sides, demos, live cuts, covers and bonus tracks from each era of the band. It is possible to get lost in this expansive track-list and not know what to focus on, but that is precisely the point. Wilco keeps defining and redefining itself, and this box set embodies their experimenting spirit at the fullest.The first disc largely samples their alt-country years. The three demos that start off the collection demonstrate clearly their sheer acoustic power of those early years. “Blasting Fonda” is another track of interest. Tweedy described it as “the first time it was just Jay Bennett and me in the studio,” which resulted in this slow-tempo, string-swinging B-side track.The second disc gets to their angrier Summerteeth-era B-sides. However, the highlight here are the two covers they included. “One Hundred Years From Now” and “Any Major Dude Will Tell You,” originally by The Byrds and Steely Dan, respectively, show the classics’ influence on them. Formed as an alt-country band, it would be no doubt that these classic rock songs had a huge influence in their later musical direction.The latter part of the collection glances over their most successful album, Yankee Hotel Foxtrot, and instead places its focus on their non-album experiments. This includes the entire EP of More Like the Moon and one song from a Spongebob movie soundtrack, speaking of their experimental spirits. The last disk displays their post-YHF dissonance and a return to country roots in tracks such as “Panthers” and “What Light”. The collection then ends ironically with a Nick Lowe cover “I Love My Label”, considering the controversies they have had with their labels over the years.This collection is a fluid tribute to the band’s constant evolution. Strangely, despite how much they have changed, this box set creates a certain harmony among their different eras. For die-hard fans, this is going to unquestionably be a more interesting collection than their hit compilation.
Suwannee Springfest has announced several top-notch folk/bluegrass artist additions to their 2015 lineup. The festival, which will be held from March 19-22 in the Spirit of Suwannee Park in Live Oak, FL, had previously announced the likes of The Infamous Stringdusters, The Wood Brothers, Keller Williams & The Travelin’ McCourys.The new lineup takes the bluegrass a bit deeper, bringing out artists like Lucinda Williams, Del McCoury & David Grisman, John Hiatt, Hot Rize with Red Knuckles and the Trailblazers, and Jeff Austin.The full list of additions can be seen below, with further information available via the Springfest official website. Feel free to browse our complete festival guide to see the best festival lineups of 2015, including Springfest, WinterWonderGrass, AURA Festival, and more…Suwannee Springfest 2015 Lineup Additions: Lucinda Williams John Hiatt Del McCoury & David Grisman Hot Rize with Red Knuckles and the Trailblazers Jeff Austin The Duhks Pgrass Virginia Dare Devils Whetherman Flagship Romance The Applebutter Express Big Cosmo Canary in the Coalmine Acoustic Ensemble
With two late-night shows already sold out during this year’s Jazz Fest down in New Orleans, Bill Kreutmann has added a third show with his Voodoo Dead project, featuring Steve Kimock, Keller Williams, Dave Schools, and Jeff Chimenti at Republic. With tickets gone rather quickly for the May 2nd and 3rd shows, it was decided that a third would be added on May 1st (technically May 2nd, as the show will begin at 2am).With this year’s 50th Anniversary of the Grateful Dead, Kreutzmann has been gearing up and playing under many different guises. He played Gathering of the Vibes with Mickey Hart and the Disco Biscuits, with his Billy & The Kids outfit featuring Tom Hamilton, Aron Magner, Reed Mathis, and others, and is now bringing his Voodoo Dead project to NOLA, as momentum for the Fare Thee Well shows build towards July 4th weekend at Soldier Field in Chicago.Tickets for the 3rd late-night show go on sale to the general public on Friday, February 6th at 11am CT via Ticketweb.
Mysteryland‘s daily set times are here! The EDM-heavy festival run by Tomorrowland’s ID&T is set to take place at the original site of Woodstock in Bethel Woods, NY over Memorial Day Weekend, May 22-25.The weekend will feature performances from Empire of the Sun, Porter Robinson, Kygo, Diplo, Dillon Francis, Robin Schulz, Madeon, Netsky (live), Classixx (DJ), The M Machine, Goldfish, Bob Moses, Oliver, Gramatik, GRiZ, Beats Antique, Bro Safari, Moon Boots and many more. Check out the full lineup here.In addition to top notch musical acts, attendees can look forward to interactive art installations, workshops, food from Brooklyn’s Smorgasburg and more.Limited tickets are still available here.
Former members of Kung Fu, Particle, Dopapod and Gramatik have formed a supergroup dubbed the Ex-Presidents. The ex-members — Todd Stoops (ex-Kung Fu), Eric Gould (ex-Particle), Neal Evans (ex-Dopapod) and Andrew Block (ex-Gramatik) will play together at Backwoods Pondfest in Peru, NY, August 7-8.Backwoods Pondfest will also see sets from Lucid, Particle, Spiritual Rez, Pigeons Playing Ping Pong, Sophistafunk, Normal Instruments and more. Get tickets and more info here.
Australian radio station Triple J has an ongoing series of covers, cleverly titled “Like A Version”. The latest release shows famed producer Mark Ronson teaming up with an all-star ensemble for a funky take on Queens of the Stone Age’s song “I Sat By The Ocean”.Joining Ronson on the …Like Clockwork track are Andrew Wyatt (Miike Snow), Kevin Parker (Tame Impala) and Kirin J Callinan. The Tame Impala guitarist recently finished a stint on the road with the band, and will come back to the US in October for a series of performances.Tame Impala Bears It All On Psychedelic New Release, ‘Currents’Check out the track below:
Suwannee Hulaween boasts the ultimate Halloween lineup for 2015, featuring a huge roster of artists across a multitude of genres. The String Cheese Incident, Pretty Lights, Primus, STS9, Chance the Rapper & Social Experiment, ODESZA, Slightly Stoopid, GRiZ, Lettuce, Railroad Earth, Papadosio, The Floozies, Sam Bush Band, Dopapod, The New Mastersounds, Future Rock, Goldfish, Elephant Revival, The Nth Power, Earphunk, Sister Sparrow and the Dirtybirds, Turbo Suit, and many more are slated for the massive three-day event, which takes place at the majestic Spirit of the Suwannee Music Park in Live Oak, Florida, October 30th-November 1st.Live for Live Music is excited to offer you the chance to win the incredible VIP “Mummy” Package for two! This includes:-Discounted Beverages including Beer and Liquor Drinks-VIP Indoor Bathrooms-Designated VIP Viewing Areas at Main Stage-VIP Camping Area located near the Main Stage-VIP Swag Bag including Hulaween 2015 Poster, T-shirt, Laminate & more!-Complementary Massages-Complementary Golf Cart Shuttle Service throughout the park at designated VIP stopsPLUS!-Side stage viewing of SCI Halloween set-2 x Thursday Pre-party TicketsEnter to win below! UPDATE [10.5]: Due to an excessive number of spambots that attacked this contest, we have unfortunately been forced to end this giveaway prior to the initial end date. The spam entries have been isolated and removed, through the tireless efforts of our staff, but the effects of these entries were wreaking havoc on our infrastructure and forced us to make this unfortunate decision. We appreciate everyone who participated in this contest, and will reveal the winning entrant in the near future. Thank you for your continued support of Live for Live Music!