Feds Shut Down MegaUpload.com
- Published on January 19, 2012
- By Nick Rhodes
Whispers of private messages containing links to soundboards and secret Facebook groups might become increasingly more rare.
Just one day after sites like Wikipedia, Google and even Phish.net went black in protest of anti-piracy bills currently being debated in Congress (PIPA and SOPA), the federal government issued an indictment against popular file-sharing site, Megaupload.com.
Megaupload, which lists producer Swizz Beatz as its CEO (Ed Note: Who STS9 performed with along with Jay-Z in Denver. There's his 'scene' connection. - Nick), is accused of costing coyright holders $500 million according to TIME Magazine and the indictment.
Hopefully they sort all this stuff out before spring tours. But more than likely, we'll all just go to countless other file uploading sites that pop up every day.
Shutting down every file sharing site . . .
Cornmeal Spring Tour With Hot Buttered Rum
- Published on January 18, 2012
- By Matt Tapia
Listen up bluegrass fans, Cornmeal is hitting the road this winter towards the West Coast, co-headlining select dates with Hot Buttered Rum in March.
The tour is in support of their new album, their first in four years, coming out in late spring. The album will featuring all new songs never performed before.
For now Cornmeal is releasing "Live in Chicago Vol. II" available over at CDBaby.com. The band plans to pull out all the stops for this summer and will also make an expected stop at Summer Camp Music Festival. For more information on Summer Camp, check out our 2012 festival guide. Find ticketing information on Cornmeal's official website.
Cornmeal Spring 2012 Tour Dates
2/2/12 - The World Cafe Live - Phildalpheia, PA
2/3/12 - Baltimore Soundstage - Baltimore, MD
2/4/12 - Beachland Ballroom - Cleveland, OH
2/9/12 - The Blind Pig - Ann Arbor, MI
2/10/12 - Bell's Brewery - Kalamazoo, MI
2/11/12 - Majestic Theatre - Madison, WI
2/17/12 - Blue Moose Tap House - Iowa City, IA
2/18/12 - Cabooze - Minneapolis, MN
2/19/12 - The Aquarium - Fargo, ND
2/24/12 - Paradise Rock Club - Boston, MA
3/3/12 - Ogden Theatre - Denver, CO
3/4/12 - Third Street PAC 3 - Carbondale, CO
3/6/12 - 3/7/12-The State Room - Salt Lake City, UT
3/8/12 - Visual Arts Collective - Garden City, ID
3/9/12 - Bing Crosby Theatre - Spokane, WA
3/10/12 - Star Theatre - Portland, OR
3/11/12 - The Wild Buffalo - Bellingham, WA
3/13/12 - Good Life Brewing Company - Bend, OR
3/14/12 - WOW Hall - Eugene, OR
3/15/12 - Humboldt Brews - Arcata, CA
3/16/12 - Great American Music Hall - San Francisco, CA
3/17/12 - Crystal Bay Casino - Crystal Bay, NV
5/25/12 - Summer Camp Music Festival - Chillicolthe,IL
Primus to Play Special Benefit Show in NYC
- Published on January 18, 2012
- By Matt Tapia
Tickets for the Primus benefit show at the Gramercy Theatre will go on sale this Friday, January 20 at 10:00 a.m. EST in support of Les Claypool’s nephew’s life threatening illness. Little Matthew was diagnosed with Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia (ALL) at just two months old and even though the disease was treated when he was baby, he suffered from a relapse that put him back in the hospital for treatment.
All proceeds for this show will go to support Matthew’s families medical bills. Unfortunately not everybody will be able to make it to this very important show, so fans can donate via Matthew's website, too. Be sure to show your support in any way you can to help this little guy live a long and healthy life.
Primus is on tour in Europe this spring with some scattered dates in Nevada and New York before heading to Summer Camp Music Festival and Wakarusa Music Festival. For complete lineups and ticketing information from all your favorite 2012 festivals, check out our interactive guide. For more information about Primus, check out their official website.
Primus 2012 Tour Dates
2/8/12 - Music Hall of Williamsburg - Brooklyn, NY
2/9/12 - The Gramercy Theatre - New York, NY
3/2/12 - Knitting Factory - Reno NV
3/3/12 - Knitting Factory - Reno NV
3/23/12 - Palasport - Pordenone, Italy
3/24/12 - Pala Elb - Brescia, Italy
3/26/12 - Fri-Son - Fribourg, Switzerland
3/27/12 - Zenith - Paris, France
3/28/12 - Trix - Antwerp, Belgium
3/29/12 - Live Music Hall - Cologne, Germany
3/31/12 - L'Aeronef - Lille, France
4/1/12 - Klokgebouw - Eindhoven, Netherlands
4/2/12 - Ancienne Belgique - Brussels, Belgium
4/4/12 - Royal Albert Hall - London, England
4/5/12 - Royal Albert Hall - London, England
5/25 - Summer Camp Music Festival - Chillicothe, IL
5/31 - Wakarusa Festival - Ozark, AR
GALLERY: Thievery Corporation Back Home In D.C.
- Published on January 13, 2012
- By Nick Rhodes
Pictures from Thievery Corporation's homecoming to to the 9:30 Club in Washington, D.C. on Wednesday, January 11 for night one of three by Jordan August. For more photographs by Jordan, check out his Flickr.
A note from the photographer:
Every year, there are only a few things you can depend on: Christmas, Thanksgiving, and a Thievery Corporation run at the 9:30 Club. It was just night one of three and the crowd was there to party.
This past Wednesday night, nothing would or could hold anyone back from dancing properly and pulling out their wildest moves. Huge hits like "Lebanese Blonde" and "Hearts a Lonely Hunter” had the band and crowd feeding off each other’s immense energy.
Out of all the shows I’ve been to recently, this one had to have had the most experienced and talented dancers. Every female could do a salsa, every man did a skanky reggae jig – it was a blast to walk through the crowd.
At prestigious clubs like this, photographers are only allowed to shoot the first three songs in front of the rail between the crowd and stage. This time around, that rule didn’t exist and I couldn’t have been more thankful.
In classic TC form, they had all the original musicians from their albums present to sing the songs and play the sitar, drums, horns and everything else for our listening and visual pleasure.
It’s a beautiful thing to witness such a successful party and then realize that there were still two more to come.
- Jordan August
[Photographs by Jordan August.]
Thievery Corporation finished off their winter tour tonight at the 9:30 Club for night three and Saturday, January 14 at the House of Blues in Atlantic City, NJ. For more information, check out their official website.
Jordan August has shot nearly every band and festival in the scene. Find more of Jordan’s photographs on his Flickr.
Allman Brothers Announce Spring 2012 Dates
- Published on January 12, 2012
- By Eric Moore
The Allman Brothers Band has announced that they will play 10 shows in March at New York’s Beacon Theater. The famed Southern rock jam band will begin their first performances of 2012 on Friday, March 9, 2012 and run through March 25, 2012. Check out the full list of dates below.
These are the only performances on the schedule for the Allman Brothers before their 8th annual Wanee Music Festival in Live Oak, Florida on April 19 to 21, 2012. This year’s Wanee lineup will be announced Monday, January 16. Last year, it included the likes of Big Gigantic, Gov't Mule and The Steve Miller Band.
3/9/12 – New York, NY – Beacon Theater
3/10/12 – New York, NY – Beacon Theater
3/13/12 – New York, NY – Beacon Theater
3/14/12 – New York, NY – Beacon Theater
3/16/12 – New York, NY – Beacon Theater
3/17/12 – New York, NY – Beacon Theater
3/20/12 – New York, NY – Beacon Theater
3/21/12 – New York, NY – Beacon Theater
3/24/12 – New York, NY – Beacon Theater
3/25/12 – New York, NY – Beacon Theater
For ticketing Information visit The Allman Brothers Band's official website.
Source: The Allman Brothers Band
LCD Soundsystem's Movie "SHUT UP AND PLAY THE HITS" to Premiere at Sundance
- Published on January 11, 2012
- By Holly O'Connor
A little under one year ago, LCD Soundsystem bid adieu to the musical world at Madison Square Garden in one of the most poetic and heartfelt performances myself and anyone else present has ever seen.
The magnificent final concert and events surrounding James Murphy's decision to abolish the band were documented and, of course, made into a movie. Rightfully being called "SHUT UP AND PLAY THE HITS," the film will premiere at the Sundance Film Festival this month in Park City, Utah.
According to the movie's official website, it is a "film documenting this once in a life time performance and an intimate portrait of James Murphy as he navigates the lead-up to the show, the day after, and the personal and professional ramifications of his decision."
The media hype surrounding LCDSS's last show was astounding and for the fans, the anticipation of that night was even greater. One can only imagine what it all felt like for founder James Murphy, but through "SHUT UP AND PLAY THE HITS" viewers will get a small glimpse of that.
For tickets to the Sundance Film Festival go to their official website. Watch the official trailer and find showtimes below.
SHUT UP AND PLAY THE HITS at Sundance Film Festival
Sunday, January 22, midnight - Egyptian Theatre - Park City
Monday, January 23, 9:45pm - Broadway Center Cinema 3, SLC
Wednesday, January 25, 11:30pm - Prospector Square Theater, Park City
Friday, January 27, 10:00pm - Redstone Cinema 7, Park City
Redstone Cinema 7, Park City - Broadway Center Cinema 3, SLC
The Infamous Stringdusters: Silver Sky Experience
- Published on January 11, 2012
- By Lauren MacKay
The lovable bluegrass touring machine that is The Infamous Stringdusters have certainly picked up steam as they cruised through 2011 with a Grammy for their upbeat instrumental, “Magic #9."
Their 2012 schedule is off to an exciting start as they continue on their “Ski Tour” through the mountain states. They will eventually join Yonder Mountain String Band in February and the beginning of March.
On Monday, January 9, the band officially announced their “Silver Sky Tour,” which hits the East Coast in mid-March starting at Higher Ground in Burlington, VT. The bands' “Silver Sky Experience” is an initiative to incorporate fans as they tour around the country and create a new album.
Check out the video on their website to learn more about the interactive experience they are offering fans through pledges and check out the list of dates below.
Silver Sky Tour Dates
3/13 - Higher Ground - Burlington, VT
3/14 - Empire - Portland, ME
3/15 - The Paradise - Boston, MA
3/16 - The Bowery Ballroom - New York, NY
3/17 - The 930 Club - Washington, DC
3/20 - Cat’s Cradle - Carborro, NC
3/21 - The Soap Box - Wilmington, NC
3/22 - The Visulite - Charlotte, NC
3/23 - Georgia Theater - Athens, GA
More dates TBA soon . . .
Source: The Infamous Stringdusters
Zach Deputy Announces Winter/Spring Tour
- Published on January 11, 2012
- By Julia Stewart
Arguably the hardest working one-man jam band in show business, Zach Deputy, is set to hit the road for a string of East Coast performances with his full backing band, The Funktapuss. Straight off Jam Cruise 10, the usually solo festival favorite will embark on a late winter/early spring tour promoting his latest release, "Another Day."
The singer/songwriter's album was recorded with a full backing band and according to Deputy is all about transformation and change. The upcoming tour will showcase new material, as well as old favorites. The self-proclaimed island-infused/drum and bass/gospel/ninja-soul musician has been gaining a loyal fan base in recent years with relentless touring and festival appearances, while serving up a looped up, one-of a-kind, feel-good dance party.
Check out tracks off of "Another Day" on his official website.
Zach Deputy Tour Dates
02/02/12 - Thu - Buffalo's Cafe - Statesboro, GA
02/03/12 - Fri - Floyd's Music Store - Tallahassee, FL
02/04/12 - Sat - Soul Kitchen Music Hall - Mobile, AL
02/07/12 - Tue - Beachside Tavern - New Smyrna Beach, FL
02/08/12 - Wed - Double Down Live - Gainesville, FL
02/09/12 - Thu - Culture Room - Ft. Lauderdale, FL
02/10/12 - Fri - Skipper's Smokehouse - Tampa, FL
02/11/12 - Sat - Plaza Theatre - Orlando, FL
02/12/12 - Sun - Guanabana's - Jupiter, FL
02/17/12 - 02/19/12 - Fri - Sun - Jungle Jam Festival - Jaco Beach, Costa Rica
02/23/12 - Thu - Java barn at St. Lawrence University - Canton, NY
02/24/12 - Fri - The Middle East - Cambridge, MA
02/25/12 - Sat - Pearl Street Ballroom - Northampton, MA
02/26/12 - Sun - The Blockley - Phildelphia, PA
02/28/12 - Tue - Toad's Place - New Haven, CT
02/29/12 - Wed - Jillian's of Albany - Albany, NY
03/01/12 - Thu - Port City Music Hall - Portland, ME
03/02/12 - Fri - Ocean Mist - South Kingston, RI
03/03/12 - Sat - The Rusty Nail - Stowe, VT
Source: Zach Deputy