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Last Tuesday May 24th, renowned vocalist, instrumentalist, and Tiny Universe bandleader Karl Denson sat in with self-described “Polyethnic Cajun Slamgrass” band Leftover Salmon during their show at the Charleston Pour House in Charleston, SC. Denson joined the band during their second set to lend his sax prowess to “Here Comes The Night”, “Doin’ My Time”, and “Mama Boulet”.Watch video of Denson’s sit-in on “Here Comes The Night” (from 2012’s Aquatic Hitchhiker) below:Leftover Salmon will be touring throughout the remainder of 2016, stopping next in MO at Cosmic Reunion Music & Arts Festival this weekend, while Denson will be playing dates with Tiny Universe, The Rolling Stones and The Greyboy Allstars throughout the year.Setlist: Leftover Salmon at Charleston Pour House, Charleston, SC – 5/24/16Set I: Carnival Time, Steam Powered Aeroplane, Simple Twist of Fate, Tu N’as Pas Aller, Get ‘er Rollin’, I Don’t Know You, Bird Call, Unpromised LandSet II: Rag Mama Rag, Here Comes the Night*, Doin’ My Time*, Mama Boulet*, Tangled Up In Blue, The Remington Ride, Good Night To Boogie Enc: I Don’t Owe You a ThingEnc: I Don’t Owe You a ThingNotes: * w/ Karl Denson
Last week, The String Cheese Incident surprised fans by performing a secret show at The Caribou Room in Nederland, CO, billing themselves as Whibble to keep the crowd intimate. Played as a private birthday party, the show saw the band dusting out some classic material and getting loose ahead of a major summer tour.Now, thanks to SCI, a full audio download of the show can be accessed. All you have to do is head here and grab it! Thanks, String Cheese!Check out the setlist from the secret show below.Setlist: “Whibble” aka The String Cheese Incident at The Caribou Room, Nederland, CO – 6/2/16Set One: Shine > Best Feeling, Walls Of Time, How Mountain Girls Can Love, Close Your Eyes, Tinder Box, Miss Brown’s TeahouseSet Two: Born On The Wrong Planet, Joyful Sound, Mouna Bowa, These Waves > Djibouti Bump, Valley Of The Jig, Restless WindEncore: Rosie, Lands End > Glory Chords > Shine Reprise[Cover photo via The Caribou Room/Instagram]
The wheels continue to turn in the music industry, as another independent festival has been sold to a a major promoter. With major independent festivals like Bonnaroo, Governor’s Ball, Firefly, and Hangout getting snapped up by the likes of Live Nation and AEG Live over the past few months, major music festivals are ripe for the picking, and they have been dropping like flies.However, in a surprising move, the relatively small-yet-powerful Madison Square Garden, Co. has jumped into the race, as they have announced their purchase in a controlling interest of Boston Calling. Besides it’s namesake festival, Boston Calling owns and produces several block parties in Boston, as well as a new event taking place this fall called Copenhagen Beer Celebration. This comes on the heels of their announcement that the twice-annual Boston Calling event will move to a new, larger location in nearby Allston, MA, and go from two weekends a year to one three-day festival over Memorial Day Weekend.While fans might be nervous about a new company, especially such a big shot in MSG Group, taking over a beloved independent festival, MSG has released a statement highlighting the independent vibes of the event, and how they are looking to kelp the event remain in that vein. The festival has been curated by The National‘s Aaron Dessner in the past, and, thankfully, he will remain in that role as the festival builds around him with new comedy, visual art, and film offerings in coming years.See below for statements on the acquisition from MSG President/CEO David O’Connor and Boston Calling CEO Brian AppelSee MSG President/CEO David O’Connor’s statement below:“We have been exploring music festivals as a way to further expand and strengthen our position in the ‘live experience’ space and are very pleased to welcome Boston Calling Events to the MSG family. Over the last three and a half years, Boston Calling’s popularity has been built by its commitment to operating as an open and independent festival that welcomes artists from all genres. We want to support Boston Calling Event’s efforts to preserve this well-earned reputation as it moves forward with its plans to expand and enrich this great event for a great city.”See Boston Calling CEO Brian Appel’s statement below:“We are excited about joining a company that not only shares our commitment to delivering artist- and fan-friendly events, but that truly believes in the growing value of unique and exceptional live experiences. Their support will be invaluable as we continue to work on delivering successful events for music fans, while exploring new opportunities in the festival space.”The clock seems to be ticking on all independent festivals or promotion companies. Boston Calling is certainly a very successful festival, but even if they put on two festivals a year, it doesn’t hide the fact that the festival was only three years old. Who knows which other events will get swallowed up over next couple of months, as more and more beloved events get caught up in this musical arms race.
The Floozies are riding an amazing wave of energy from clamorous crowds and choice festival slots across the country. Powered by brothers Matt and Mark Hill, it’s humbling to see these two grow in popularity and enjoy the experience all the while. Their packed festival sets, as well as their own quick to sell out shows, are important stops on the path to their dream come true headlining set at the legendary Red Rocks coming up on October 8th (tickets here).Amid the lead up to their Red Rocks show and a busy summer ahead, our own Rex Thomson caught up with the brotherly duo before one of their two well received sets at the High Sierra Music Festival.Live For Live Music: I’ve interviewed a couple of other “Brother Bands” and one of the things I always want to know is, did you guys get along as kids?Mark Hill: Yeah man. We were best friends. Still are!Matt Hill: Awwww… thanks Mark.Mark H: Yeah, we never really fought.L4LM: Another theme of brother interviews is one brother saying their parents liked the other one better. Is that the case with you guys as well?Matt H: I would hope they wouldn’t…L4LM: I’ve heard your parents are music fans, especially of the funk. Were they supportive of you and your decision to pursue music?Matt H: They were very supportive…we were really lucky.Mark H: I remember when Matt was in a band a long long time ago, Dad would drive them everywhere. And he would unload their gear.Matt H: I was too little to carry my amp.L4LM: Wow. How young were you when you started playing?Matt H: I started playing when I was eleven…I started playing shows when I was twelve. Just as around Kansas City at that point. Fairs…things like that…L4LM: So your parents got you instruments and lessons?Matt H: Yeah, we’ve got them to thank. Mark H: They were huge in helping us find this life.L4LM: Have they gotten an official thank you in a liner note yet?Matt H: I don’t think people even do liner notes anymore. We thank them on Instagram and stuff though.L4LM: What elements go into a perfect Floozies show?Matt H: They’re all perfect, man. Unless they suck or something…those are no fun.Mark H: Those sucky ones don’t happen very often…Matt H: Not in a long time.Honey Moon Phase (Featuring Ryan Zoidis)L4LM: You guys had some good opportunities to build your fan base opening for other bands. Now that you’re in the position of bringing other bands along for the ride, how important is it to you to find just the right acts to work with?Mark H: It’s a really great opportunity…but it’s really hard. You want it to sound right, above all.Matt H: We just try and pick bands we like. We leave stuff like draw to the suits. We pick stuff we like and set it to them, like “What about this guy?” We just confirmed “Daily Bread.” I heard about him from some college kids in the south, and he reminds me of early Pretty Lights and Manic Focus. So we were like “Him, get him.”L4LM: You guys have enjoyed a rapid rise through the music scene. I’m guessing your musical bucket list is getting checked off quickly. What’s left of your big goals?Matt H: We were just talking about that on the way up here. Headlining Red Rocks is the last one. Then I guess we’ve got to make a new list.L4LM: Did you write out an actual bucket list?Matt H: Not on paper, but definitely in my head. We headline Red Rocks October 8th, so October 9th, it’ll be time to write the new bucket list. “Dear Europe…please book us…”L4LM: In trying to describe your music to someone, the best I could come up with was “Funktronica.” How did your sound evolve?Mark H: Yeah, I feel like it was pretty organic. We had a strong funk upbringing, and Matt dug deep into electronic music and started creating his own sounds. And it just seemed natural to mix that in with our instruments.Matt H: Yeah, we’re just trying to make music that we like the best and are best at. It wasn’t like some big plan…to mix these two things together like “What the world NEEDS is these two things…together!” It was just “Let’s make music.” and this is what we arrived at I guess.L4LM: You live shows are very loose and “Of the moment.” How much of your musical direction in the live setting is based on crowd reaction versus pre-show planning?Matt H: It’s hard to say. We just try and be in the moment and…Mark H: It happens really naturally…Matt H: It makes it a lot more fun for us, and everyone else. We wanna have a go at it, rather than just play through the song like it was on the album, or wherever…Mark H: What the show is like…the energy of the people in front of us…that’s all a part of it. Since we’re brothers and we’ve been doing this so long…and I feel like the crowd is following us. I’ll start doing this tom thing, and Matt will start doing this out of nowhere loop thing that is like four minutes long. We might not even realize we did it…it just happened. But it happened because the crowd was on the same page as us. They trusted us.Matt H: We make a set list as just a guide, but we go off script pretty easily. I like to have an idea of what we’re doing, but I also like to throw new stuff at him that he hasn’t heard yet. It’s fun to surprise him!Mark H: He makes me do things I didn’t know I was capable of.L4LM: Sounds like the end of White Men Can’t Jump where Wesley Snipes throws Woody Harrelson the alley-oop pass to force him to dunk when he couldn’t before…Mark H: Yeah! Matt H: See! You didn’t know you could do that.Mark H: (Chuckles) Yeah, he throws me alley-oops all the time. L4LM: You guys seem to keep dropping new tunes constantly.Matt H: We’re just always making stuff. I get really excited and I want to play it.Mark H: He makes things constantly. He’s always working on music. He gets excited and then I get excited then we end up dropping tunes all summer at festivals and stuff…we just can’t wait to release it! Matt H: We have the means to release music whenever we want, you know, worldwide. We can just drop a song on SoundCloud…Mark H: One time recently we had a song go out just for an hour. We were like “We can’t release it yet, but here it is for an hour.” If you can get to it enjoy.L4LM: Well, it is the Internet. I’m sure somebody grabbed it down.Matt H: Yeah, I’m sure. It was really just to share. The whole point of making music is to share it. It’s just a song.L4LM: You’re out supporting your new album Granola Jones. Are you noticing a major difference between how you recorded the songs and how you play them live? Matt H: It’s a lot different live for sure.Mark H: It’s so different.Matt H: What’s on the album is just what sounded best when I was making the album. Live though, it’s more fun to stretch it out. Things like, I took Karl Denson‘s guest solo and I play unison on it on the guitar. And that’s something we didn’t have on the record, it’s just fun to do. It’s fun to play Karl Denson stuff.L4LM: It’s not like you can just lug Karl around with you all the time.Matt H: Yeah! He’s too big. He’s too buff! You can’t fit him in no suitcase.L4LM: Karl Denson is one of the few guys who could serve as his own security and roadie at the same time.Mark H: I don’t know. I’m a pretty strong guy.L4LM: No argument. Just saying. Karl has even slimmed down from how he used to be.Mark H: I saw him on Jam Cruise…he was eating an avocado. I thought “I gotta get into avocados.” So I went on tour and ate 6 avocados a day.Matt H: I asked him for workout tips…he said “I just play a lot.”L4LM: Well, thanks for taking a few minutes away from soundcheck to chat with us.Matt H: Absolutely, thanks for having us.Mark H: Much appreciated.——–Be sure to catch The Floozies at Red Rocks Amphitheatre on October 8th for their first ever headlining performance at the storied Morrison, CO venue! The band will be joined by Michal Menert & The Pretty Fantastics, SunSquabi, and Russ Liquid for this exciting dance party, and we can’t wait to get down with the grooves. Tickets are moving fast, but they can still be found here.This weekend, New Orleans gets a special treat with the official Bear Creek Bayou afterparty at Republic NOLA featuring The Floozies with very special guests John Medeski, Skerik, Ryan Zoidis, and Jesus Coomes! Get tickets here.
Greensky Bluegrass has been a crowd pleasing part of Hulaweens past, and at this years festival they were tapped for a pair of sets, including the Thursday night pre-party closing slot. Known for their off the wall covers the band decided to merge one of their most beloved tunes, “Don’t Lie,” with Juvenile‘s rump shaking classic “Back That Ass Up.” Though the lyrics might have been from an old school booty shakin’ call to the dance floor the music was pure progressive jamgrass and the result was a wild dance party from the stage to the tree line and beyond.Our own Rex Thomson was on hand to film the nearly twenty minute spectacle so you can watch the silliness from the Spirit Of the Suwannee Music Park below! Enjoy!
When Moon Hooch‘s Wenzl McGowen, Mike Wilbur, and James Muschler decided to rent a house in the Mojave Desert to record new music, the natural symbiosis that was created from their days of hiking Joshua Tree National Park and the surrounding landscape translated into the creation of eight brand new tracks. The Joshua Tree EP is now available for free download here.The band had this to say with regards to their entire experience at Joshua Tree:“We rented a house in the Mojave desert just outside of Joshua Tree National Park. We set up a little studio and tried to record an album, but we couldn’t come up with anything. After struggling for several days we decided to try a new approach. We got together in the same room with our instruments and said, “Let’s just hit it.” We started playing whatever came to our minds and somehow this process created 8 songs. Don’t ask us where they came from, but we certainly enjoyed bringing them to this planet.Joshua Tree National Park was an incredibly inspiring atmosphere which helped to open up our minds and ears. Every day we would hike the dead sandstone mountains and take in the dry desert air, allowing for a new type of musical expression we’ve never experienced before. After a few days of struggling to compose things individually we decided to get together and create spontaneously. Images of desert animals and Joshua Trees flashed before our eyes while new sounds emerged from our instruments. We hope you enjoy what we’ve come up with!”Download the EP at the following link. Feel free to make donations as well! Listen to the album below:
The annual DelFest will return to the beautiful Allegany County Fairgrounds in Cumberland, MD from May 25-28 of this Summer. The 10th year celebration, produced in association with High Sierra Music, is hosted and personally chosen by Del McCoury. The festival will see performances from Trey Anastasio Band, Gov’t Mule, Béla Fleck & Chris Thile, Leftover Salmon, Hot Rize, The Infamous Stringdusters, and a whole lot more, in addition to the Del McCoury Band and The Travelin’ McCourys featuring an appearance by special guest Dierks Bentley.Four day festival tickets are currently on-sale here.
Today has been a difficult day for music fans, as legendary drummer Butch Trucks passed away last night. Trucks was a founding member of the Allman Brothers Band, and worked as a musician for over 50 years. He will be missed.Music heals all wounds, and today we’re looking back at moments in Trucks’ life to celebrate his legacy. One such moment came in 1970, at the height of the Allman Brothers’ early career. The year was also a highlight for the Grateful Dead, as both bands (promoted by Bill Graham) continued to come into their own as jam-rock staples. The two bands wound up on the same bill at the famed Fillmore East on February 11th, 1970, and the Dead called on members of the Allmans and Fleetwood Mac for the occasion.Towards the end of the show, the Dead welcomed up Peter Green, Duane Allman, Mick Fleetwood, Danny Kirwan, Gregg Allman, Butch Trucks & Berry Oakley for a segment that included “Dark Star” into “Spanish Jam” into “Turn On Your Lovelight.” This was an all-time version of “Lovelight,” clocking in at over 33 minutes for a wild bluesy celebration.Wrote Phil Lesh in his book, “It’s a surprisingly coherent free-for-all, with five guitarists , four drummers, organ, and — Pigpen roaring over it all” Berry Oakley takes over on bass about halfway through Lovelight as Phil just wants to listen. “My mind starts to stretch out of shape… Everyone on stage is flat-out wailing” After the show, “I walk outside — it’s daylight, and snow is falling gently on the streets of New York… I grab Bob and Jerry in a group embrace: This is what it’s all about.”Check out the full show audio below, transferred onto Archive.org by Darrin Sacks.RIP, Butch.