Umphrey's McGee, Papadosio, Amon Tobin and More Headline Wakarusa's Second Artist Announcement
- Published on January 10, 2013
- By Slave2Traffic
Earlier today, Wakarusa unveiled their second of three artist announcements, bringing some of the biggest and best names in psychedelic rock, dance, reggae, bluegrass, EDM and electronica together for four magical days in the Ozarks.
Prog/jam rock heroes Umphrey’s McGee, world-class DJs Amon Tobin, Gramatik and Emancipator, indie-roots-rock trio Dispatch, festival circuit faves Karl Denson’s Tiny Universe, psychedelic dance rockers The Werks and Papadosio, and psybient icons Shpongle (presenting The Masquerade) headline the announcement, with plenty of support behind them.
They join the dozens of other acts announced last week, including Widespread Panic (who recently announced their comeback tour following Panic en la Playa 2 in the Dominican Republic later this month), Yonder Mountain String Band, Zeds Dead, RJD2, SAVOY, ZOOGMA, The Polish Ambassador, The Motet, Cherub and many more.
One of the most popular festivals in the country – often called “the best festival on land” by some veteran festival-goers – Wakarusa will return for its 10th year overall, and it’s fifth at Mulberry Mountain in Arkansas, from May 30 to June 2, 2013. In addition to the usual activities common at many festivals, including live artist installations and disk golf, Wakarusa’s idyllic surroundings provide opportunities for fishing, hiking, canoeing, kayaking and rafting, along with fun-packed extras like a ferris wheel and a giant water slide.
As the saying goes, “Always leave them wanting more…”and Wakarusa did just that, as they will release the third installment of their artist announcements next Thursday, January 17, at 10:00am CT.
You can view the official Wakarusa 2013 preview video here:
A host of VIP and General Admission tickets are on sale now at Wakarusa’s ticketing page, with two- and three-day passes available beginning in February.
Source: Wakarusa Facebook page
Lotus Adds Dates to 2013 Tour in Support of New Album "Build"
- Published on January 08, 2013
- By Slave2Traffic
Lotus recently announced the second leg of their 2013 Winter tour, adding to what was an already busy start to 2013 for the five-piece electro-rock outfit. In addition to putting the finishing touches on their upcoming album “Build,” which is due to be released by SCI Fidelity Records on February 19, the band has added shows throughout the western part of the US and a few in the south -- meaning the'll play 45 shows in just over two months in support of the release.
In anticipation of their upcoming tour and the release of their new album, the band has released “Kodiak,” the album’s second single, for streaming and downloading. (Their first single, “Massif,” is also available for streaming). Additionally, they have also released a video featuring highlights from their 2012 stand at Red Rocks:
2013 looks like it's shaping up to be a huge year for the veteran electro-rockers, so don't miss your chance to catch Lotus when they hit a city near you. Tickets for all Lotus shows are available now on Lotus’ ticketing page.
January 24 – Burlington, VT – Higher Ground*
January 25 – Boston, MA – House of Blues*
January 26 – New York, NY – Best Buy Theater*
January 27 – Brooklyn, NY – Knitting Factory
January 30 – Syracuse, NY – The Westcott Theater*
January 31 – Cleveland, OH – Beachland Ballroom*
February 1 – Royal Oak, MI – Royal Oak Theatre*
February 2 – Columbus, OH – Newport Music Hall (co-bill with Keller Williams)*
February 5 – Grand Rapids, MI – The Intersection*
February 6 – Bloomington, IN – Jake’s*
February 7 – Milwaukee, WI – Turner Hall Ballroom*
February 8 – Madison, WI – Barrymore Theatre*
February 9 – Minneapolis, MN – Mill City Nights*
February 12 – Lincoln, NE – Bourbon Theatre*
February 13 – Fayetteville, AR – George’s Majestic Lounge*
February 14 – Oklahoma City, OK – Diamond Ballroom*
February 15 – Dallas, TX – Trees*
February 16 – Austin, TX – Stubb’s BBQ*
February 19 – Tallahassee, FL – The Moon*
February 20 – Tampa, FL – The Ritz Ybor*
February 21 – Orlando, FL – Beacham Theater*
February 22 – Ft. Lauderdale, FL – Culture Room*
February 23 – Jacksonville, FL – Freebird Live*
February 26 – Wilmington, NC – Brooklyn Performing Arts Center*
February 27 – Carrboro, NC – Cat’s Cradle*
February 28 – Asheville, NC – Orange Peel*
March 1 – Atlanta, GA – Terminal West*
March 2 – Atlanta, GA – Terminal West
March 15 – Richmond, VA – The National &
March 16 – Richmond, VA – The National %
March 20 – Phoenix, AZ – Crescent Ballroom^
March 21 – Tucson, AZ – Rialto Theatre^
March 22 – Los Angeles, CA – El Rey Theatre^
March 23 – San Francisco, CA – The Fillmore^
March 26 – Petaluma, CA – McNear’s Mystic Theatre^
March 27 – Chico, CA – Senator Theater^
March 28 – Arcata, CA – Arcata Theatre^
March 29 – Portland, OR – Roseland Theater^
March 30 – Seattle, WA – Showbox At the Market^
April 1 – Park City, UT – Park City Live^
April 2 – Aspen, CO – Belly Up Aspen^
April 3 – Fort Collins, CO – Aggie Theatre^
April 4 – Boulder, CO – Boulder Theater
April 5 – Boulder, CO – Boulder Theater
April 6 – Boulder, CO – Boulder Theater
* - with Moon Hooch
& - with The Werks
% - with Former Champions
^ - with Vibesquad
STS9 Announces Winter/Spring 2013 Tour, New Album
- Published on December 14, 2012
- By Slave2Traffic
Earlier this week, STS9 released a video announcing a late winter/early spring 2013 tour and the release of a new album. The yet-unnamed album will hit stores in February and will feature collaborations with several special guests, while the tour will have the jamtronica five-piece juggernauts play 22 shows in 18 cities across the country in 31 days – their first month-long coast-to-coast tour in more than two years.
After hosting Mayan Holidaze in Tulum, Mexico with Umphrey’s McGee and the Disco Biscuits next week, STS9 will finish the year in Denver with a three-night New Year’s Eve run at the Fillmore. From there, the band will have several weeks off before their tour begins on February 21 in Portland.
Tickets will go on sale tomorrow, Saturday, December 15, at 10am local times on STS9’s ticketing page.
STS9 Winter/Spring 2013 Tour
February 21 – Crystal Ballroom – Portland, OR
February 22 – Showbox (SoDo) – Seattle, WA
February 23 – McDonald Theatre – Eugene, OR
February 24 – Eureka Theater – Eureka, CA
February 27 – Senator Theater – Chico, CA
February 28 – Montbleu Resort – Stateline, NV
March 1 – Fox Theatre – Oakland, CA
March 2 – The Palladium – Los Angeles, CA
March 7 – Cain’s Ballroom – Tulsa, OK
March 8 – House of Blues – Dallas, TX
March 9 – BUKU Music + Arts Festival – New Orleans, LA
March 12 – Liberty Hall – Lawrence, KS
March 13 –Liberty Hall – Lawrence, KS
March 14 – The Pageant – St. Louis, MO
March 15 – Riverside Theater – Milwaukee, WI
March 16 – Congress Theater – Chicago, IL
March 17 – House of Blues – Chicago, IL
March 20 – Music Farm – Charleston, SC
March 21 – Georgia Theater – Athens, GA
March 22 – Georgia Theater – Athens, GA
March 23 – The Orange Peel – Asheville, NC
March 24 – The Orange Peel – Asheville, NC
The BUKU Project Announces Initial Lineup
- Published on December 05, 2012
- By Slave2Traffic
The 2nd annual BUKU Music + Arts Festival just announced their initial 2013 lineup, and the fest will bring a wild mix of EDM, electronica, hip hop and funk to New Orleans in March.
BUKU will have three stages of music and will host a slew of varied musical heavyweights from around the world. Some of the hottest names in electronica (STS9, Big Gigantic, Break Science, Nero), hip hop (Kid Cudi, Kendrick Lamar), Rock (Primus in 3D, Passion Pit, Best Coast), and the DJ/EDM scene (Calvin Harris, Dillon Francis, Datsik, Major Lazer, Flux Pavilion) will congregate in the Crescent City on March 8 and 9. And of course, no fest in NOLA would be complete without some funk, and Lettuce will be happy to oblige.
More bands are slated to be announced in the coming months, and tickets go on sale Friday, December 7 at 12ET. General admission tickets start at less than $130, with VIP at $300 and Too BUKU VIP Group passes starting at $900 for 2.
The Grateful Dead, Dogfish Head Brewery to Release "American Beauty" Beer
- Published on October 19, 2012
- By Brandon Chiat
We can share the women, we can share the… beer?
It would seem so as The Grateful Dead have announced plans to collaborate with Dogfish Head, the famed Milton, Delaware based microbrewery, on a new beer dubbed "American Beauty.” The new brew is described as “a strong pale ale with all-American hops and barley."
"We've looked for a long while for the perfect brewery to team up with for a Grateful Dead-inspired brew, and feel we've finally found the right fit,” explained David Lemieux, the Grateful Dead's legacy manager, in an official statement. “Aside from Dogfish's history with music-themed brews, we love their beer, and think it's the best around. Plus, these are really good people and are the type of folks we want to work with."
"American Beauty" isn't Dogfish Head’s first sonically inspired brew. The microbrewery has also produced "Faithfull," a Belgian-style golden ale which commemorated the 20th anniversary of Pearl Jam's formation and its debut album, "Ten,” along with the Miles Davis inspired "Bitches Brew," and "Hellhound," which flirts with ethereal legend of infamous Mississippi Delta bluesman Robert Johnson.
Appropriately, Dogfish Head will pay homage to the cherished tradition of collaboration between the Dead and their fans. Dead Heads have been asked to send in suggestions for the final, special ingredient inspired by their experiences with the band.
Dogfish Founder and President Sam Calagione speaks from experience.
"My wife, Mariah, and I went to our first Dead show together in the summer of '91," said Calagione, "and I've been listening to Workingman's Dead and Shakedown Street, two of the earliest albums I ever owned, on my morning kayak trips. It’s amazing how timeless those albums are."
Fans can submit their ingredients online until December, at which point the brewery and band will pick the ingredient – and story – that best fits the new brew.
So when can you expect to tap the first keg of "American Beauty?" The pale ale is expected to be released through the 27-states Dogfish distributes to in October of 2013.
The Mickey Hart Band Announces Additional Fall Tour Dates, Release Free Tracks
- Published on October 19, 2012
- By Brandon Chiat
Mickey Hart is keeping his act on the road. The legendary Grateful Dead percussionist announced additional tour dates and released a few tracks from their previous gigs. One gem from these free downloads is a smoking version of Buddy Holly’s "Not Fade Away," a staple in the Dead’s repertoire. You can grab the tunes here.
Mickey Hart Band 2012 Tour Dates
October 19th - Variety Playhouse - Atlanta , GA
October 20th - Lake Eden Arts Festival - Black Mountain, NC
November 28th - Paradise Performing Arts Center - Paradise, CA
November 29th -The Uptown Theatre- Napa, CA
Trinumeral Festival Comes to Atlanta, Announces Lineup
- Published on October 05, 2012
- By Slave2Traffic
The Trinumeral Music and Arts Festival is an annual festival held on the date in which the day, month and year align, and is always a unique event with an ever-changing focus on genres. Unlike past years, this year’s festival will be a one-day event held in Atlanta on – you guessed it – 12/12/12, headlined by hard-hitting experimental electro-hip hop acts Flying Lotus, Break Science, Eliot Lipp, Nadastrom, Mindelixir, Blockhead and Teebs.
The inaugural Trinumeral Fest took place on January 1, 2001, and has since travelled around the country to celebrate the synchronization of the calendar with visual and musical productions that often boggle the mind and shake the body. The fest has hosted some strong up-and-comers in the past – and the acts feature in its past 11 years include some of the scene’s most popular touring acts, including musicians Galactic, Glitch Mob, Pretty Lights, RJD2, Orchard Lounge, New Mastersounds, Conspirator, EOTO, GZA, Lotus, Particle, Telepath, and Pnuma Trio; visual artists LeBo and Kris D; and many more.
Considering the next time we’ll see the potential for another “trinumeral” event will be in almost 1,000 years, tickets are sure to go fast. You can grab tickets for only $35 at the Trinumeral ticket page and get more info at the event's web site.
Orchard Lounge Announce "Nocturne" Fall Tour, NYE Show
- Published on October 04, 2012
- By Brandon Chiat
The DJ collective of Spencer Lokken, Bethany Briscoe Lokken and Ben Silver, better known as Chicago based DJ trio, Orchard Lounge, have announced their "Nocturne" Fall Tour, which begins on October 18. Carrying their vinyl-vibes over from a sensational summer festival season - the trio debuted three tracks during their headlining gig at Lollapalooza - Orchard Lounge will embark on a 20-city tour which will see the DJs hit-up a variety of venues. This versatile trio will end the Nocturne tour in their hometown of Chicago, as they plan to drop their enlightened dance grooves and highly eclectic sets, which can include anything from headnodic downtempo & boogie vibes to ominous and ultramodern house & tech, at their NYE celebration at Chicago's Smartbar.
Orchard Lounge 2012 Nocturne Tour
10/18 - Newark, Delaware - Trabant University Center
10/19 - Madison, Wisconsin - Segredo Nightclub
10/20 - New York, New York - Club 39
10/25 - Baltimore, Maryland - e-villa
10/26 - Philadelphia, Pennyslvania - The Blockley
10/27 - Richmond, Virginia - The Canal Club
10/31 - Portland, Maine - Port City Music Hall
11/1 - New Haven, Connecticut - Empire
11/2 - Boston, Massachusetts - Middle East
11/3 - Washington, D.C.. - U Street Music Hall
11/8 - Milwaukee, Wisconsin - Miramar Theatre
11/9 - Detroit, Michigan - Detroit Works
11/10 - Denver, Colorado - Cervantes
11/11 - Aspen, Colorado - The Belly Up
11/15 - Burlington, Vermont - Metronome
11/16 - Tampa Bay, Florida - Crowbar
11/17 - Miami, Florida - Vagabond
11/30 - Pittsburgh, Pennyslvania - Rex Theater
12/1 - Minneapolis, Minnesota - Cabooze
12/6 - Chicago, Illinois - Bonny's
12/31 - Chicago, Illinois - Smartbar