GRAND-AM, ALMS unveil concept for series

first_imgOrganizations taking inclusionary, ‘best of both worlds’ multi-class approach DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. — Underscoring the cooperative spirit of their merger announced last September, GRAND-AM Road Racing and the American Le Mans Series presented by Tequila Patrón today unveiled the initial concept for the organizations’ unified competition class structure that will debut in January 2014 at the 52nd running of the Rolex 24 At Daytona.The lineup — in effect for the 2014 and 2015 seasons — is based on a philosophy of inclusion. The majority of classes from both the GRAND-AM Rolex Sports Car Series and the ALMS will be retained with the exception of the ALMS’ P1 prototype class.Individual class names have yet to be determined. The planned structure: — The ALMS’ Prototype Challenge (PC) class for spec prototypes will continue to run as a separate class. — GRAND-AM’s DP and the ALMS’ P2 classes will combine into one, headlining prototype class that also will include the revolutionary DeltaWing prototype, with performance of the cars balanced to maintain close competition. — GRAND-AM’s new GX class, which is debuting at this year’s Rolex 24 later this month, is being explored as a possible addition to the GRAND-AM half of the GT mix in 2014-15. There also is the possibility that GX will run separately as a fifth class. — Both of the organizations’ production-based GT classes will continue as separate, distinct categories based on performance, preserving each class’ proud history and loyal fan following. As part of this plan, the ALMS’ GTC cars will join the GRAND-AM GTs. Specifications for all classes still are being determined and will be announced later this year. In addition, there will be continued discussion regarding the increasing inclusion of green technologies in the new unified series.“This is a ‘best-of-both-worlds’ approach that reflects the fact we have a true merger evolving on a daily basis,” said GRAND-AM Managing Director of Competition Richard Buck.2-2-2-2 GRAND-AM, ALMS Announce Unified Class Structure“And this announcement is only a first step in solidifying our class structure. Our organizations’ respective competition departments are working diligently on balance of performance for the top prototype class, plus overall class specifications across the board.“This process is not being rushed. We are carefully gathering input from drivers, teams and stakeholders throughout the sports car industry, emphasizing inclusion, as we work toward a simple — but also complex — goal: we want to get it right the first time.”Added International Motor Sports Association and ALMS Chief Operating Officer Scot Elkins: “Numerous important partners and stakeholders have been invaluable during this process. We could not have reached these decisions as rapidly as we did without that assistance. Many factors were taken into consideration for this initial conceptual lineup, but the priority was to enable as many current competitors as possible to continue racing with their existing equipment.“We also want to thank the Automobile Club de l’Ouest (ACO) for its input as we strive to maintain the important ability of teams to qualify for and race in the 24 Hours of Le Mans.” ABOUT GRAND-AM ROAD RACING:GRAND-AM Road Racing operates and sanctions the GRAND-AM Rolex Sports Car Series and the Continental Tire Sports Car Challenge. GRAND-AM also sanctions the Ferrari Challenge in North America. Owned by NASCAR Holdings Inc., GRAND-AM is located in Daytona Beach, Fla. With a racing schedule led by the prestigious season-opening Rolex 24 At Daytona, GRAND-AM delivers professional sports car racing to key markets throughout North America in addition to being televised in the United States and Canada on SPEED and distributed globally through ESPN International. For additional information, please visit www.grand-ammedia.com.ABOUT AMERICAN LE MANS SERIES:The American Le Mans Series presented by Tequila Patrón is based on the prestigious 24 Hours of Le Mans. It features multiple classes of purpose-built prototypes and production-based GT cars that race on the same track at the same time. The ALMS holds events annually throughout North America on premier urban street circuits and top permanent natural terrain road courses. The American Le Mans Series has a leadership role in motorsports for the furthering of alternative fuel technology and use. The ALMS was the first motorsports body in the world to embrace an entire suite of alternative energy sources — E10 and E85 cellulosic ethanols, isobutanol, clean diesel and hybrid technologies. For additional information, please visit www.alms.com.last_img read more

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Yonder Mountain Announces Red Rocks Show With Drive-By Truckers And Pres Hall Jazz Band

first_imgYonder Mountain String Band will return to Red Rocks Amphitheatre this summer. Alongside southern soul rockers Drive-By Truckers and New Orleans’ famed Preservation Hall Jazz Band, Yonder’s Kinfolk community are primed for a special showing from the progressive string band on August 20th. Says YMSB banjo player Dave Johnston, “It’s hard to beat the feeling you get when you walk across the stage at Red Rocks — the otherworldliness of the landscape, the rush from the hometown crowd, and the sense of participating in something both unlikely and unusual, makes for a highlight without comparison.”Northwest String Summit Rounds Out An Incredible 2016 LineupYonder pre-sale tickets are scheduled to go on sale Wednesday, March 9 at 10 AM MST, with AEG/KBCO pre-sales to follow on March 10 at 10 AM. Public on sale finally begins this Friday, March 11 at 10 AM. More ticket information can be found at YMSB’s website here.last_img read more

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Ten Hotels We Recommend If You’re Going To Fool’s Paradise In St. Augustine

first_imgFool’s Paradise is just around the corner! On April 1 & 2, 2016, the funk-fueled destination event will take place in the heart of one of America’s most historic cities: St. Augustine, FL. In case you are still looking for a place to stay, we’ve gone out to find the most convenient, affordable hotel options in the area. Book now!Rooms Available:America’s Best Value Inn (3.6 Miles)Magnuson Hoteil Historic St. Augustine (3.7 Miles)Country Inn & Suites (4.1 Miles)Southern Oaks Inn (4.5 Miles)Knights Inn (4.3 Miles)Courtyard Marriott (2.7 Miles)Fairfield Inn & Suites (9.8 Miles)Holiday Inn Express (9.3 Miles) La Quinta Inn & Suites (9.6 Miles)Best Western St. Augustine I-95 (10.4 Miles)Three VIP Hotel Packages remain, which include 2-Day VIP ticket(s) to show (for each person in package), free access to the late night shows, priority access to pit area and seating, discounted beverages, exclusive happy hour with artists, and a very special Fool’s Paradise poster & t-shirt designed by AJ Masthay. You can purchase the Hotel “Fool For Love” VIP package here.Fool’s Paradise will feature two explosive sets from New York funk masters Lettuce & Friends, along with: electro soul future-funk producer/saxophonist GRiZ; rising retro-soul stars Vulfpeck, and Chris Robinson’s Soul Revue ft. George Porter Jr. (The Meters), Ivan Neville (Dumpstaphunk), Nikki Glaspie (The Nth Power), Eric Krasno (Lettuce/Soulive), Neal Casal (Chris Robinson Brotherhood) & The Shady Horns. GRiZ and Lettuce have announced a special live band collaboration. Supporting acts include South Africa’s organic live house duo Goldfish and the progressive soul, R&B and gospel of The Nth Power, Brasstracks and Marvel Years. With Snarky Puppy’s Cory Henry as an Artist-At-Large, you’ll never know what to expect! Tickets here.In addition, a number of late night shows will be hosted by some of the most talented musicians in the industry! This includes Break Science, Vulfpeck, Goldfish and a very special performance by the Fools for Funk, featuring Adam Deitch, Adam Smirnoff, Cory Henry, Nigel Hall, Weedie Braimah, Eric “Benny” Bloom, and Ryan Zoidis. Late Night shows will take place at Elk’s Lodge after the Amphitheatre festivities are over. More information and a very limited supply of tickets can be found here. There’s more to look forward to than just musical adventures. Fool’s Paradise is also offering exciting Florida excursions with your favorite artists! Whether it’s mini-golf with Lettuce’s Eric Krasno and Jesus Coomes, crocodile crossing and zip-lining adventure with Break Science’s Borahm Lee, or a sailing escapade with Ryan Zoidis and Eric “Benny” Bloom, you’ll be rocking your Saturday alongside the best. More information and tickets can be found here.With so much to choose from, St. Augustine will be crawling with adventurous opportunities. The oldest city in the United States and fabled home to the Fountain of Youth, St. Augustine’s unique scenery and historical presence sets the city apart from any other in the country. With over 42 miles of beaches, incredible restaurants and bars, jetskiing, kayaking, fort tours, parasailing, and its own distillery, attendees will have plenty to explore.last_img read more

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Phish’s Jon Fishman Will Perform With Members Of Particle, Dopapod & More For Campaign Event

first_imgYesterday, we reported on a Bernie Sanders campaign event featuring Phish drummer Jon Fishman, scheduled to take place tonight in Philadelphia, PA. Today we’ve learned some more information about the event, as Fishman will play with some all-stars from the Philly jam scene to help rock the vote.At North Bowl tonight, Fishman will perform with a number of special guests, including Eli Winderman (Dopapod), Joe Baldacci (Muscle Tough), Ross Bellenoit (Muscle Tough), Jon Coleman (Muscle Tough), Clay Parnell (Particle), and Ian McGuire (CIA). There will also by support from local DJ Risky Disko. The festivities are set to run from 9pm to midnight, with the Sanders website calling this “a voter registration drive like you’ve never seen.”The deadline to register for voting in the Pennsylvania primary is tonight, which would explain the strong showing from Fishman in the state’s major city. Get out and vote!last_img read more

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The Funniest Things Overheard at Lockn’ Festival 2016

first_imgWith thousands of people descended upon the Oak Ridge Farm for the Lockn’ Festival in Arrington, Virginia over the weekend, hilarious comments were bound to be overheard. Though music by so many great live musicians took the spotlight at the festival, the crowd that formed over the weekend provided a true sense of community.As part of our ongoing “Overheard At” series, we present to you the funniest things uttered at this year’s Lockn’. What were some of your favorites? Be sure to let us know!“As I was dropping someone off at Will Call, a guy asked me if I knew where Will Call was.”“My feet aren’t really working but they’re working great.”“It may be a Phish but it’s not a Herring!”“I’m guessing a Zero encore, as in no encore” (Right before Phish encored with Character Zero)“A gal was fishing an IPA out of her shorts after passing security. Five guys watching. One comments, ‘Congratulations you just birthed an IPA.’”“You don’t realize how many people are behind us til you turn around and look.” After a Derek Trucks solo: “There should be a prescription required for that.”Overheard on the lot waiting to get in Thursday at 6 AM: “Lockn is just waiting and weirdness, my friends. Waiting and weirdness.”“Ice cold handjobs here! Get your ice cold handjobs here.”“That’s definitely the last time I boof altoids”“We can play spirit sticks with these glowsticks!” “What do you normally use?” “Regular sticks.”“Can somebody please tell me what I’m looking for?”“I have a wook timer. 10 minutes.”“Get your vegetarian hot dogs here! all beef!”“Extra Brown, those jam band hippies didn’t know what to do with the Poopship.”“I didn’t come here to be sober you mfers!”“If I want to park, do I have to buy a parking pass?”“If it says gates at noon, does that mean the gates OPEN at noon?”“I don’t know where my sweat ends and the world’s moisture begins.”“Are those wooks holding onto each other’s dreadlocks?”Guy says to his girl, “what the hell is a fried burrito any way?”  Some random guy walking by, in his best Cheech voice replies, “Das a chimichonga, man.”“Yo dude, where’s your pot? Not your weed, but your pot. I want to cook something.”“A dude passed out, man. … while Trey was shredding.”Me to my friend: “Remember last year when…” Random stranger interrupting: “No one remembers last year, man.”At Circles Around The Sun: “I think the theme of this set is ‘people who took acid for Phish need a place to go.’”Getting out of a car in the day lot, first day, and the very first thing heard from someone in a schoolgirl voice: “Have you thought about synthetic urine?”“Some of the portapotties have hand sanitizer and some don’t. You could say it’s a real crapshoot.”“How do you tell a wook to go home at the end of a festival if its home is the forest?”“Fuck yeah! This shit is great!” Someone asked if “things were kicking in.” Guy replied, “No this shower. IT’S FUCKING GREAT!”To the tune of a Hot Pockets commercial: “Hot Lockn.”“Someone pooped in my cooler.”“This rice ball is like a mozzarella stick and a pizza had a love child.”“I feel like I’ve spent the past three days in a hot yoga studio 24/7.”Three people at the water tank on Blue Ridge Lane: “Someone look up what potable means.”“You guys, listen. I just really need some AC and cocaine right now.”New vocabulary word: redneck loofah (wet wipe on a stick).“If music could take a dump, it would sound like Ween.”“After this whole day of amazing music, I have one song stuck in my head: ‘Freeze Frame.’ Damn you Peter Wolf!”“I hate when people make glowstick orbs with random colors. Pick a theme goddamnit!”“Is acid kosher? Because it’s Friday night and I’m about to eat a whole bunch of it.”Posted on a sign: “Official Lockn booby painting. Two thumbs up from Nelson County sheriffs”A girl walking past after My Morning Jacket on Saturday night stating she had taken not 1 not 2 not 3 but 4 SHOWERS!“We got a piñata full of drugs!”“I probably shouldn’t risk this at a music festival.”“Where’s my wallet?! I have a bunch of opium in it.”“We were selling stickers and a dude asks my 10 year old if he could get one for a dollar. She looked him square in the eye and informed him, ‘this isn’t the dollar tree.’”Overheard while waiting for JRAD on Friday night, after hearing the same Motown CD forever on loop when they started a half hour late: ” Where are these guys? I’ve had enough of Sweatin’ to the Oldies.”“A guy asked to trade shoes with me because his feet hurt.”“No ducks, no deal.”“Two stoners in the hammocks next to me ruminating on how they lacked the motivation to go get more weed.”“Whatever you do, take care of your shoes… That’s why I wear sandals, they take care of themselves.”“I don’t know about Krishna but these beads are fucking killin’ it.”“I’m carrying a fully cooked hot dog, in a bun, in my bag for when I get hungry.”“I’m about 75% sure there’s not acid on those gummy worms. I can’t remember.”“I’m good man. I’m still fucked up from last year.”last_img read more

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John Medeski, Adam Deitch, & Skerik To Bring DRKWAV To Brooklyn Comes Alive

first_imgBrooklyn Comes Alive Artist Lineup:Joe Russo (Joe Russo’s Almost Dead)Oteil Burbridge (Allman Brothers/Dead & Company)Marc Brownstein (The Disco Biscuits)Aron Magner (The Disco Biscuits)John Medeski (Medeski Martin & Wood)Jason Hann (The String Cheese Incident)Adam Deitch (Lettuce/Break Science)Robert Walter (Greyboy Allstars/Mike Gordon)Scott Metzger (Joe Russo’s Almost Dead)Kofi Burbridge (Tedeschi Trucks Band)Alan Evans (Soulive)Neal Evans (Soulive)Eric “Benny” Bloom (Lettuce)Jesus Coomes (Lettuce)Adam Smirnoff (Lettuce)Ryan Zoidis (Lettuce)Roosevelt CollierMichael League (Snarky Puppy)SkerikTodd Stoops (RAQ)Reed Mathis (Tea Leaf Green)Borahm Lee (Break Science)Natalie Cressman (Trey Anastasio Band)James Casey (Trey Anastasio Band)Chris Bullock (Snarky Puppy)Nikki Glaspie (The Nth Power)Nick Cassarino (The Nth Power)Nate Edgar (The Nth Power)Courtney J’Mell Smith (The Nth Power)Manic Focus (special guests)Will Bernard (Stanton Moore Trio)Tim Palmieri (Kung Fu)Jay Lane (Primus/RatDog)Rob Compa (Dopapod)Eli Winderman (Dopapod)Adrian Tramontano (Kung Fu)Holly BowlingBrasstracksFareed Haque (Garaj Mahal)Cochrane McMillan (Tea Leaf Green)Andy Hess (Gov’t Mule/The Black Crowes)Dan Edinburg (The Stepkids)Jen Durkin (Deep Banana Blackout)Johnny Durkin (Deep Banana Blackout)Rob Marscher (Matisyahu)Rob Somerville (Kung Fu)Benny Rietveld (Santana)Samora Pinderhughes (Emily King, Branford Marsalis)Raul PinedaFarnell NewtonDanny SadownickShowcase Sets:RIPEOrgan FreemanArtists-At-Large:Brandon “Taz” Niederauer (School of Rock)Elise Testone (American Idol)Supergroups:The All Brothers Band: Oteil Burbridge, Kofi Burbridge, Neal Evans, Alan Evans[Br]eaking [Bi]scuits: Adam Deitch, Borahm Lee, Marc Brownstein, Aron MagnerReed Mathis and Electric BeethovenJoe Russo, Scott Metzger, Robert Walter, & Andy HessDRKWAV: John Medeski, Adam Deitch, & SkerikThe Nth Power Presents Earth, Wind & Power ft. Oteil Burbridge, Kofi Burbridge, Natalie Cressman, Skerik, The Shady Horns, Farnell Newton, Danny SadownickJason Hann’s RhythmatronixA Tribute To J Dilla: Borahm Lee, Nate Edgar, Adam Deitch, Adam Smirnoff, Stu BrooksTim Palmieri & Friends: Dan Edinbugh, Jen Durkin, Rob Somerville, Alan EvansNatalie Cressman Presents: Nikki Glaspie, Will Bernard, Chris Bullock, Benny Rietveld, Samora PinderhughesThe Coomes Brothers Ft. Jesus Coomes, Tyler Coomes, Adam Smirnoff & The Shady HornsRoosevelt Collier’s NY Get Down Ft. Eli Winderman, Rob Compa, Adrian TramontanoManic Focus & Friends The supergroup formations for Brooklyn Comes Alive are starting to take some serious shape. With over five announcement already in the pocket, today we announce another: DRKWAV, featuring keyboardist John Medeski (MMW, The Word), drummer Adam Deitch (Lettuce, Break Science), and saxophonist Skerik (Garage A Trois, Critters Buggin’).Bringing dark truths to light into the psychedelic corners of the human psyche, the trio revels in the pitch black, yet continuously discovers beauty and sheds light through sonic exploration. Expect a unique blend of space-shifting jazz, experimental rock, and psychedelic transformations. A rarity to see these three perform together live, DRKWAV released their debut record The Purge last year, which you can stream for free right here.Check out a snippet of what to expect, courtesy of LazyLightning55a:Also at Brooklyn Comes Alive, Deitch will be joining band-mate Borahm Lee (Break Science), and Marc Brownstein & Aron Magner of The Disco Biscuits for a first-time-ever performance as [Br]eaking [Bi]scuits.Set for October 22, 2016, the second annual event will span three of Brooklyn’s most popular venues — Brooklyn Bowl, The Hall at MP, and Music Hall of Williamsburg — all within a 10 minute walking radius. Tickets to the event grants you access to all three venues, and can be found here. More information can be found on the event’s website.last_img read more

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Dead & Co, HeadCount, And D’Angelico Reveal This Summer’s Special Charity-Auction Guitars

first_imgHeadCount, the nonprofit that encourages music lovers to participate in democracy, has just unveiled their special collaboration with Reverb, Dead and Company, and D’Angelico with the release of the designs of five limited-edition guitars. The effort is a continuation of the non-profit’s tradition of auctioning off special guitars, which has raised over $750,000 for a number of different charities over the years. It also continues Dead & Co’s charity efforts last year, when fans took over 20,000 separate charitable actions and raised over $165,000 dollars through charity and guitar auctions.HeadCount Co-Founders Marc Brownstein & Andy Bernstein Discuss Effecting Change, One Show At A TimeThe five guitars are set to be auctioned off at various stops during Dead & Co’s summer tour. Each guitar is a customized Premier Weir SS D’Angelico guitar, which was released this year for retail. These guitars made waves during Fare The Well, when Bob Weir played the model on stage for the shows, which was later auctioned off for $526,000. For this summer’s tour, each of the hand-painted one-of-a-kind D’Angelico guitars feature Grateful Dead– and venue-themed artwork—specifically, a partial Steal Your Face along with a silhouette of one of the iconic venues the group will stop at this summer. In addition to the individual depictions of Shoreline, Folsom Field, Fenway Park, and Wrigley Field, one guitar features imagery to represent the other hits during Dead & Co’s tour this summer.Dead & Company Share Pro-Shot “Terrapin Station” From Shoreline Tour CloserEach guitar will be signed by all of the members of Dead & Co before hitting the auction block. The guitars will then be auctioned off in benefit of non-profits featured at HeadCount’s Participation Row at certain shows—Participation Row features Dead & Co-endorsed non-profits such as HeadCount, Jerry Garcia Foundation, Rex Foundation, The Owsley Stanley Foundation, Conscious Alliance, and a number of other charities handpicked by the band to create a “Shakedown Street for doing good.” The project was organized by HeadCount and Reverb and underwritten by the green-energy investment firm, Clean Energy Advisors. Fans who might not have the funds to purchase one of these special models during the auction need not fear; like last year, HeadCount is giving away one signed guitar for free as well as a number of special-edition pins to lucky fans who get involved with the non-profits on Participation Row. Dead & Company Shares Pro-Shot “Uncle John’s Band” From WheatlandYou can learn more about these special D’Angelico guitars here. Dead & Co tour kicks off on May 27th at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas and ends on July 1st at Wrigley Field in Chicago. You can check out Dead & Co’s full tour dates here, and make sure to stop by Participation Row and get involved when you hit up their shows!Giveaway GuitarAuctioned Guitarslast_img read more

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Watch The Disco Biscuits’ Allen AuCoin & Tiger Party Play For Kids At Denver’s Boys and Girls Club

first_imgOn Friday, December 15th, the Colorado musical collective Tiger Party—led by the duo of singer Ashley Niven and keyboardist Blake Mobley—will take over Denver’s Ophelia’s Electric Soapbox for a blowout holiday concert, also featuring The New Mastersounds guitarist Eddie Roberts, Disco Biscuits drummer Allen Aucoin, and more. Keeping in the holiday spirit, the show will benefit Boys and Girls Club of Metro Denver, with attendees receiving a free t-shirt or Tiger Party CD if they donate a new unwrapped toy at the venue.Jackie Greene Plays Dead With Dead & Co, moe., Twiddle Members For Charity [Full Pro-Shot]Before Thanksgiving, Tiger Party along with Allen Aucoin and bassist Tim Philpott visited the Boys and Girls Club of Metro Denver, putting on a special performance for the kids at the center. Denver’s CBS4 was on the scene to capture some feel-good moments from the afternoon. You can check out video from the set below, and snag tickets to Tiger Party’s Holiday Extravaganza on Friday, December 15th at Denver’s Ophelia’s Electric Soapbox here.last_img read more

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Umphrey’s McGee Releases “Upward” Video In Anticipation Of Denver NYE Run

first_imgProgressive jam titans Umphrey’s McGee have just finished up their 11th annual tropical getaway, Dominican Holidaze. Now, all eyes are on the band’s upcoming New Year’s Eve run at the Fillmore Auditorium in Denver, CO. This year’s three-night run marks the third time that Umphrey’s has brought their New Year’s run to the venue, having brought their NYE festivities to the Fillmore in 2013 and 2015.Umphrey’s McGee Drops Futuristic Techno-Romp Music Video For “The Silent Type”The band’s New Year’s runs are must-see affairs for hardcore Umphrey’s fans, as the band typically delivers standout performances on each night of their run—they are often joined by a horn section, and they tend to book some of the best up-and-comers that supported them on tour throughout the year. The band also uses New Year’s runs to workshop new songs, taking the opportunity to debut new material or showcase material that they’ve been workshopping over the course of the year.Umphrey’s McGee Extends 2018 Tour With Marcus King Band, BIG Something, Organ Freeman, & MoreBack in 2015, “Upward” was still a new-ish song—after its debut at Summer Camp Music Festival in 2014, Umphrey’s performed the song a handful of times on the road and at a few festivals. “Upward” is one big, emotional build towards an eventual climax, and the band quickly learned that it worked coming out of a long piece of improvisation as a landing pad for huge jams with a built-in euphoric peak.When the band hit Denver in 2015 for their New Year’s run, they dropped a memorable version of “Upward” that capped off an impressive “Robot World” > “Resolution” > “In The Kitchen” second-set opening segment. It cemented the song as one of their brightest new pieces of material, as another impressive arrow in Umphrey’s McGee’s eclectic musical quiver.In honor of this year’s forthcoming New Year’s run in Denver, Umphrey’s McGee has released a video of this memorable moment from 2015 when the band showed the true potential “Upward”. Check out the video below, and don’t miss Umphrey’s McGee at the Fillmore Auditorium from December 29th through 31st!To purchase tickets for Umphrey’s McGee’s New Year’s Run, visit the band’s website.[Photo: Ojeda Photography]last_img read more

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The Disco Biscuits Kick Off A Two-Nighter In Maine [Photos/Full Pro-Shot Video]

first_imgThe Disco Biscuits | State Theatre | Portland, ME | 3/9/18 | Photos: Vic Brazen Photo: Vic Brazen Load remaining imagescenter_img “Portland, Maine! The city so nice, we came to play it twice,” bassist Marc Brownstein declared right after The Disco Biscuits took the stage at the State Theatre on Friday evening.Indeed, yesterday’s show marked the first performance of a two-night stand in Portland, in addition to being the second show of a three-night run that kicked off the previous night in Providence, RI. Friday night’s first set was particularly focused on The Disco Biscuits early catalog, as each of the five songs played—”M.E.M.P.H.I.S.”, “Voices Insane”, “Spaga”, a cover of Frank Zappa’s Roxy & Elsewhere favorite “Pygmy Twylyte”, and “Wet”—were tunes that first entered the band’s repertoire back in the 1990s. The Zappa cover’s appearance was an interesting one, seeing as it appeared in the middle of a “Spaga”The Disco Biscuits kept things interesting during the second set as well by delivering what amounted to a 90-minute “Story of the World” sandwich. The first portion of that Biscuits classic eventually melted into an inverted rendition of “42” before segueing into “Lunar Pursuit”. Next up was the second-ever inverted rendition of “Naeba”, a rarity that debuted in 2009 and has only appeared twice since 2011. The inverted tune went into strange territory and touched on a “Billy Jean” tease on its way to “Tricycle”, which eventually gave way to the second half of “Story of the World”. Finally, the band re-emerged after the encore break for a brief (by Disco Biscuits standards) “Times Up” to close out the show.The Disco Biscuits will return to the State Theatre tonight for the final show of their three-night New England run. You can watch a full, pro-shot video of last night’s show—courtesy of the band’s official YouTube page—below (the show starts around the 25-minute mark).The Disco Biscuits – 3/9/2018 (Full Show)[Video: The Disco Biscuits]Check out a gallery of photos below courtesy of Vic Brazen.Setlist: The Disco Biscuits | State Theatre | Portland, ME | 3/9/2018Set One: M.E.M.P.H.I.S.-> Voices Insane, Spaga-> Pygmy Twylyte-> Spaga, WetSet Two: Story of the World-> 42* -> Lunar Pursuit-> Naeba* -> Tricycle-> Story of the WorldEncore: On Time*invertedlast_img read more

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