The Rolling Stones are back! According to Rolling Stone, the band will play two shows at Brooklyn’s brand new Barclays Center before the end of the year. According to Billboard, the band will also make an appearance at London’s O2 arena. However, spokespersons for the Rolling Stones, have yet to confirm these dates. This comes on the heels of Mick Jagger tweeting about playing with the band in their Paris studio, which leads L4LM to believe new a new album is in the works as well. It has been confirmed that the band had rehearsed songs from their entire repertoire in the New York area in April.
The Roots, Solange, and TV on the Radio are set to headline the Crossing Brooklyn Ferry festival April 25th-27th at the Peter Jay Sharp Building of the Brooklyn Academy of Music.CBF is a three-day music/film/visual art festival started by Aaron Dressner and Bryce Dressner of indie rock band The National.Other artists include:AntibalasBrooklyn Youth ChorusChampagne JerryClare and The ReasonsDan FrielDavid LongstrethEddi FrontEleanor FriedbergerHere We Go MagicHiggins Water Proof Black Magic BandJapantherJulia HolterOlga BellPeople Get ReadyPure XReverend Vince and The ChoirSarah NeufeldThis Is The Kit For $120 attendees can enjoy all three days of the intimate event or individual day tickets are sold for $50.For more information on Crossing Brooklyn Ferry or to purchase tickets, click here.
Marching to the beat of another DROMby Chadbyrne R. Dickens[Photos courtesy of Adam Mautner]One of the most positives attributes of the City That Never Sleeps is the plethora of amazing and varied musical options from which one has to choose. Live For Live Music listened to fans that have been clamoring for more weeknight options as an avenue to help alleviate the stress of a busy work week. With that in mind, L4LM secured a monthly residency at the hip venue, DROM, on the Lower East Side, set to include a variety of selections of jam bands. The main purpose is to provide a platform for ascending bands to show their wares and building a close-knit community as the result. On June 12th, the first concert in the monthly series commenced with the inclusion of DJ SpeakerBot, funk act Heylady and livetronica act Blendmode. It was a fulfilling danceathon for those in attendance on what would otherwise be another dull hot and humid hump day evening.DROM was an ideal backdrop for the inaugural jam session. A traditional and dark joint, straight out of a film noir, complete with shadows, candles, murals and dangling chandeliers, DROM offers an environment conducive to an exemplary jam experience. New Jersey’s SpeakerBot (Aashish Bansal) jumpstarted the night right by laying down some fat beats and disco grooves including Stevie Wonder‘s “Boogie on Reggae Woman”, Kool and the Gang‘s “Get Down on It” and INXS‘ “I Need You Tonight”, using filters and samples to create a gyrating groove. A festival veteran, SpeakerBot worked the growing crowd into a frenzy and appropriately warmed up for crowd for the next act.Soul/funk juggernaut sextet, HeyLady, has been delighting a burgeoning fan base since 2009 and hails from neighboring Brooklyn. Having already shared the stage with heavyweights like George Clinton and The Parliament Funkadelic, The Motet and Rebirth Brass Band, those in attendance quickly saw why they had been handpicked. Nina Zeitlin (vocals), Dave Cohen (keys), Josh Green (guitar), Michael DeVellis (sax/flute/violin/ewi), Daniel Gould (drums), and Jake Leschinsky (bass). Following the 2011 release of a self-produced EP, Heylady’s debut full-length album About Time, financed via a Kickstarter campaign, was released on May 17th and can be streamed on Spotify here. The blues/funk/dance powerhouse is fueled by the dynamic and soulful voice of Zeitlin who charges through the groove-laden material which is rooted in tight melodies and harmonic vocals. Highlights of the night included the calypso style and fun “Night Owl” and “Okay” which showcased DeVellis rocking the sax.Set List: Not Blue, So Long, Way of the World, Until He Knows, Night Owl, Feeling Good (Nina Simone cover), Drivin’, Train, Okay, Downtown (Kids of 88 cover), Way Up There,Thank YouOnly founded last year, Blendmode is a quickly ascending act full of promise and skill. They are a genre-transcending outfit sharing a mixture of psychedelic funk, dance rock and jamtronica. With high energy riffs, exploratory jams and modern dance beats, it won’t take long before the band is a fixture in the musical scene. Although they played an STS9 after-party in Syracuse, Opple Topple and SouperGroove Fests, and the Stone Pony, this young band looks forward to a busier year in 2013. They are scheduled to open for jam supergroup, Sucker Punch, at the Blockley on June 22nd.Rob Reynolds (Guitar), Joey Cohen (Bass), Jamie Doyle (Percussion) AJ Gillman (Drums) and Kevin Cooper (Keys/Synth/Guitar) are from New Jersey and Pennsylvania and are influenced by a variety of acts including Phish, Disco Biscuits, New Deal and Pretty Lights. Their set was an adrenaline-fueled frenzy of energy that had the dance floor swinging. The instrumental act was reminiscent of Lotus or Tauk. The highlight was a frantic, intense and audience participatory “AC/DC Bag” and a remarkable take on Shpongle‘s “Dorset Perception.” This is a band to watch as they tackle new original material that demonstrates their creative and unique take in multiple genres.Set List: Endeavors>Test Run, Evolve, Octobong (The New Deal), -Stereo>Dorset Perception (Shpongle)> Stereo, AC/DC Bag (Phish)> Nothing Too Fancy (Umphrey’s McGee), Wompass, Daff>Hammertime>DaffIt was an exceptionally adventurous night for all in attendance with many making new friends. One can only imagine what L4LM has in store for next month!Click here to check out a photo gallery from the show, courtesy of Adam Mautner. Here is a couple of videos from the show, with photos below.Blendmode cover Phish’s “AC/DC Bag”:
If you were at last weekend’s Camp Bisco (and hopefully you were) and got the chance to see Lotus‘ late-night performance you probably noticed at the very end things were a little bit off.Lotus’ set was 12:30am-2:30 am, but at 1:58 am, when the band was in the middle of playing “Middle Road” to a bunch of enthusiastically dancing festival-goers Baauer‘s lighting director pulled the plug on the band’s power. By no means did this stop Lotus from finishing their set though; the resilient group finished up their song by relying on percussion solo to provide a once-in-a-lifetime Lotus experience. After “Middle Road”, Jesse Miller holds up his bass and says, “you guys remember these things right? we call them axes so we can chop away all the bullshit and just play some music.”Immediately after the incident fans took to social media to explain, complain, or praise what had happened (depending on their stance on the matter), but all-in-all it was definitely an experience that Bisco-attendees will remember.Read more details of and reactions to the incident here.Check out our interview with Lotus at this year’s Camp Bisco here.
Made Event’s Electric Zoo has unveiled its Phase One lineup, which features just about every major player in the EDM scene. The festival, which was controversially allowed to return to Randall’s Island (in NYC), will run from August 29-31.Headliners for the festival are David Guetta, Armin Van Buuren, and Kaskade. The lineup features festival performances from many prominent DJs, including Zedd, Knife Party, Skrillex and Diplo’s Jack U, Chase and Status, Paul Van Dyk, Sasha, Nervo, Benny Benassi, Gesaffelstein, Jamie xx, Zeds Dead, Wolfgang Gartner, Dubfire, Clockwork, Kill the Noise, Showtek, The Bingo Players, Sub Focus, and Zomboy.Here’s the initial schedule, as released by E-Zoo: Tickets for the festival are on sale through the Electric Zoo official website.
-Marisa Frydman (@musicalmarisa) In addition to being an award winning musician, a renowned producer, and one of the biggest rock stars in the country, Dave Grohl just earned himself an HBO television show. As reported by Classic Rock Magazine, the idea of this television series will be to expand on his documentary Sound City by visiting recording studios all over the globe. Grohl will also be interviewing the musicians that have recorded at these renowned facilities.Among of the famed studios to be featured in the untitled project will be Steve Albini’s Electrical Audio in Chicago, Don Zientara’s Inner Ear Studios in Washington DC, and Rancho De Luna Studios in California, which has recorded Queens Of The Stone Age and Arctic Monkeys among other great rock acts. The docu-series will also include interview with music industry legends such as The Eagles’ Joe Walsh, Fugazi’s Ian McKay, Kiss’ Paul Stanley, and Minor Threat. Though unconfirmed, the television show is expected to air this winter.
Comedian Dave Chappelle has announced three separate shows at Radio City Music Hall with several musical guests playing alongside a full orchestra. The shows will run from June 24th-26th, and will feature a stand-up set from Chappelle, and performances from The Roots, Erykah Badu, Busta Rhymes, Janelle Monae, DJ Premier and others that have yet to be announced.The show schdule is as follows:Tuesday June 24th: Dave Chappelle and The RootsWednesday June 25th: Dave Chappelle, Busta Rhymes, DJ Premier, and Janelle Monae.Thursday June 26th: Dave Chappelle and Erykah BaduAmerican Express Card Members can purchase tickets before the general public beginning Thursday, May 29th at 10am through Sunday, June 1st at 10pm.
Superhuman Happiness, the mystical pop-driven band with thoroughly dynamic compositions, are back at it in 2015 with a brand new single, “Super 8.” The track premiered on Noisey yesterday, and it can be streamed below.The band is the brainchild of composer/saxophonist Stuart Bogie, who has worked with Arcade Fire, TV On The Radio, Antibalas, and Iron & Wine, among many others. Driven by both male and female vocals, blending electronic, jazz, and pop elements, “Super 8” is a mind-blowing single. This bodes quite well for the band’s future album release, which is expected this summer.Check out “Super 8” below:Catch the band on tour with the following dates:TOUR DATES:March 6 – Los Angeles, CA – Bootleg Theatre ^^March 7 – San Francisco, CA – Independent ^^March 10 – Napa, CA – City Winery ^^March 13 – Portland, OR – Mississippi Studios ^^ March 14 – Seattle, WA – Nectar Lounge ^^April 10 – Brooklyn, NY – Brooklyn Bowl #April 16 – Syracuse, NY – Funk N WafflesApril 17 – Buffalo, NY – Nietzsche’sJune 25-28 – Rothbury, MI – Electric Forest Festival^^ w/ Marco Benevento# w/ Pimps of Joytime
The original members of famed metal band Black Sabbath will reunite for one final concert, before putting the ‘Sabbath’ name to bed for good. The classic lineup of Ozzy Osbourne, Tony Iommi, Geezer Butler, and Bill Ward, the drummer who has not played with the band for years, will hit Ozzfest Japan on November 22nd.Plans for a Sabbath farewell were scrapped in 2012 when Iommi was diagnosed with cancer, though the band did hit a number of major festivals and releasing the album 13. They’re working with Rick Rubin on another studio album to coincide with this farewell performance. Meanwhile, Ozzfest will take place just outside of Tokyo, and Korn will also be performing.
Roger Waters’ forthcoming feature film The Wall, due out in theaters this September, follows one of the biggest rock bands in history, Pink Floyd, as they embark on a record-breaking tour from 2010 to 2013. We now have our first look at the concert documentary and it certainly looks massive.Roger Waters and Nick Mason Celebrate Pink Floyd’s 50th AnniversaryAccording to a press release, The Wall is “a film that unfolds on many levels: an immersive concert experience of the seminal 1979 Pink Floyd album, a road movie of Waters’ reckoning with the death of his father in Italy in 1944, and a stirring film that highlights the human cost of armed conflict.”Global screenings of the film will take place beginning September 29th and feature a live Q & A with Waters and other band members.Watch the exciting trailer here.[Via Consequence of Sound]