Soul rockers Chris Robinson Brotherhood have announced a new string of tour dates. The band will head out on a Spring Tour from March 25th through April 22nd, culminating in the band’s two-day Freaks For The Festival event. After releasing two albums in 2016, the CRB has a ton of music new and old to share with their fans.Check out the band’s full tour schedule below, and head to their website for details. Newly announced dates appear in bold.Chris Robinson Brotherhood – Full Tour Schedule2/7 – Salt Lake City, UT – The State Room (sold out)2/8 – Salt Lake City, UT – The State Room (sold out)2/10 – Telluride, CO – Sheridan Opera House (sold out)2/11 – Telluride, CO – Sheridan Opera House (sold out)2/12 – Aspen, CO – Belly Up Aspen2/14 – El Prado, NM – Taos Mesa Brewing2/15 – Phoenix, AZ – Crescent Ballroom2/17 – Sonoma, CA – Gundlach Bundschu Winery (sold out)2/18 – Redding, CA – Redding Veteran Memorial Hall2/19 – Crystal Bay, NV – Crystal Bay Casino3/11 – Longmont, CO – Hops & Handrails3/24 – McMinnville, TN – Bluegrass Underground3/25 – Lexington, KY – Manchester Music Hall 3/28 – Tuscaloosa, AL – Druid City Music Hall 3/30 – Mobile, AL – Soul Kitchen 4/1 – Memphis, TN – New Daisy Theatre 4/2 – St. Louis, MO – Delmar Hall 4/5 – Little Rock, AR – Revolution Music Room 4/6 – Tulsa, OK – Cain’s Ballroom 4/7 – Lawrence, KS – Granada Theater 4/8 – Columbia, MO – The Blue Note 4/10 – Fayetteville, AR – George’s Majestic Lounge 4/12 – Springfield, MO – Gillioz Theater 4/14 – Jackson, MS – Duling Hall 4/15 – Dallas, TX – South Side Music Hall 4/18 – Flagstaff, AZ – Orpheum Theater 4/20 – Ventura, CA – Majestic Ventura Theater 4/21 – Big Sur, CA – Freaks For The Festival 4/22 – Big Sur, CA – Freaks For The Festival
Beloved jam group Pigeons Playing Ping Pong will return with their annual event, Domefest, from May 18-20, 2017 at Fort Royale Farm in Bedford, PA. The host band will not only headline and play four sets over the weekend, but they’ve put together a lineup filled with jam scene favorites. In addition to previously announced Consider The Source, Aqueous (x2), Electric Love Machine (x2), Broccoli Samurai, The Fritz, Swift Technique, phase two has added The Main Squeeze, lespecial, G-Nome Project, Vibe & Direct, Litz, Flux Capacitor, and many more.“We’re so proud of this year’s lineup,” said Greg Ormont, co-producer of Domefest and singer of Pigeons Playing Ping Pong. “Not only are all the bands incredible musicians, but they’re also great people. Vibes will be off the charts this year!”The full Domefest lineup can be seen below, and you can head to the festival’s website for details about the festival, tickets, and more information.[Cover photo by Phierce Photo by Keith Griner]
Ahead of 4th of July weekend this year, Umphrey’s McGee took over the iconic Red Rocks Amphitheatre for their first-ever three-night run at the famed outdoor venue in Morrison, Colorado. On the first night of their run, Umphrey’s McGee opened the show by tearing through a non-stop three-song jam that moved through “Goonville,” “Prowler,” and “Upward.” Coming out of this sequence, Umphrey’s moved into a stellar rendition of “Higgins,” which channeled the dubby vibes of show opener Stick Figure. Today, Umphrey’s McGee has released a pro-shot video of “Higgins” from June 30th, before the song moved into “Make It Right.” The pro-shot video was filmed by TourGigs. You can relive the magic below.Umphrey’s McGee Invites Jen Hartswick, Roosevelt Collier, And Snarky Puppy Members At Red Rocks Run [Video/Photos] [Photo: Andrew Rios]Setlist: Umphrey’s McGee | Red Rocks Amphitheatre | Morrison, CO | 6/30/2017Set 1: Goonville > Prowler > Upward, Higgins > Make It Right, Phil’s Farm > The Triple Wide, Forty-Six & 2Set 2: Nothing Too Fancy > Divisions > Ringo > Believe the Lie, Tribute to the Spinal Shaft > Phil’s Farm > Nothing Too FancyEncore: Resolution > Divisions with Bittersweet Symphony (The Verve) teases with Norwegian Wood (The Beatles) tease
Jimmy Herring And The Invisible Whip | Fox Theatre | 9/8/17 | Photos by Bill McAlaine Load remaining images Jimmy Herring is currently on tour with his new band, The Invisible Whip. Over the weekend, the band made a two-night stop at The Fox Theatre in Boulder, Colorado. As a founding member of The Aquarium Rescue Unit, Project Z, and Jazz is Dead – in addition to playing with everyone from The Allman Brothers Band to The Dead to Widespread Panic – Herring has made an indelible impact on improvised music.EXCLUSIVE: Jimmy Herring Talks New Band, This Year’s Losses, And The Unknown Future Of PanicComposed of longtime friends and musical collaborators, The Invisible Whip, named for the intangible musical force that fuels them, is a nod to their time spent playing with their fallen hero Col. Bruce Hampton – who made a lifelong impact on the members of the band. The Invisible Whip is: drummer Jeff Sipe (aka Apt Q258), Matt Slocumon B3 organ and clavinet, bassist Kevin Scott and multi-instrumentalist Jason Crosby on Fender Rhodes, piano and violin.Photographer Bill McAlaine was on site at Friday night’s show, as you can see in the gallery below. Full show audio has emerged of Saturday night’s show, courtesy of e_dubs.
Over the weekend, Resonance Music & Arts Festival returned to Legend Valley in Thornville, Ohio, bringing with it a stacked and diverse musical lineup. In addition to four sets by Papadosio (including an acoustic set and Nine Inch Nails tribute set), thhe late-season three-day music festival also saw performances by STS9, Beats Antique, Amon Tobin/Two Fingers DJ Set, Yonder Mountain String Band, Trevor Hall, Keller Williams (including a special set featuring Kyle Hollingsworth and The Motet’s Dave Watts and Garrett Sayers), The Motet (including a 1979 mixtape set), Kyle Hollingsworth Band, Jeff Austin Band, Thriftworks, Moon Hooch, a reunion of Turbo Suit, Spafford, Mungion, Pigeons Playing Ping Pong, The Main Squeeze, Tauk, The Magic Beans, and more.You can check out photos from this year’s Resonance Festival below, courtesy of photographer Keith Griner. Resonance Festival | Legend Valley | Thornville, OH | 9/23/2017 | Photo: Keith Griner Photo: Phierce Photography Resonance Festival | Legend Valley | Thornville, OH | 9/21/2017 | Photo: Keith Griner Load remaining images Resonance Festival | Legend Valley | Thornville, OH | 9/22/2017 | Photo: Keith Griner Load remaining images Photo: Phierce Photo Load remaining images
The String Cheese Incident loves to mix things up in their SCI Sound Lab, frequently recording tracks using different styles, different, approaches, and different collaborating artists. Today, the String Cheese Incident has shared the latest creation to come out of their ongoing Sound Lab experimentation. The new track, titled “Get To You”, is an upbeat, funky jaunt sung with charismatic presence by The Motet vocalist Lyle Divinsky.The band shared the tune on their Facebook via a live studio video of the recording session. The post noted that there is “so much more to come” in the new music department, and warned fans to “stay tuned.” You can watch Lyle Divinsky lead The String Cheese Incident on vocals on the new single “Get To You” below:The String Cheese Incident ft. Lyle Divinsky[Video: The String Cheese Incident]The String Cheese Incident recently added a new Colorado run to their schedule, rounding out a seven-show stint in their home state set to take place this July. The band will now hit the newly re-done Dillon Amphitheater on the shores of Lake Dillon on Tuesday, July 17th and Wednesday, July 18th. The Dillon run fits snugly in between the band’s two-night stint at the RIDE Festival in Telluride on Saturday, July 14th and Sunday, July 15th and their three-night return to Red Rocks Amphitheatre the following weekend, from July 20th to July 22nd.Aside from The String Cheese Incident’s seven nights in Colorado over the course of a week and change, the only summer engagements on the band’s calendar are the two weekends of their Electric Forest Festival in late June and early July, a two-night headlining appearance at High Sierra Music Festival in Quincy, CA (where Divinsky and The Motet will also perform) on July 5th and 6th, and a pair of shows in Eugene, OR on July 7th and July 8th.For more information about the String Cheese Incident’s upcoming performances and recording projects at the SCI Sound Lab and beyond, head to the band’s website.
Fans of the long-running hit cartoon, The Simpsons, have speculated about the voice actor for character “Leon Kompowsky,” who first appeared in the show’s 36th episode, “Stark Raving Dad,” which premiered in September of 1999. Though originally credited to “John Jay Smith,” recently show creator Matt Groenig confirmed that Michael Jackson actually served as the main voice for the character. In the episode, Leon is a Michael Jackson impersonator who has come to believe he is actaully Michael Jackson, and Homer Simpson meets Leon in New Bedlam Insane Asylum.As cited by Groenig in Australia’s The Weekly, “We really did have Michael Jackson. … He has a voice that sounds like someone doing a Michael Jackson bit.” Groenig also notes that The King Of Pop first called him out of the blue, and he hung up on him, not initially believing that Jackson was actually interested in the show. He also noted that Jackson explained that he “loved Bart [Simpson] and wanted to be on the show.”However, the show was forced to use the name “John Jay Smith” in the credits, as MJ was contractually obligated by his record company not to publicly participate. Groenig also notes that while Jackson did do the voice acting for Leon Kompowsky, all the songs sung by Leon were voiced by a Michael Jackson impersonator named Kipp Lennon. The show creator added, “When it came time to do the songs, he had a sound-a-like singer and he stood there and watched the guy—and he was so nervous—who had to sound like Michael Jackson.”You can watch part of Michael Jackson’s voice acting on The Simpsons—from the 1991 episode “Stark Raving Dad”—below. [Video: letsbepandas][H/T Consequence Of Sound]
Rock duo The Black Keys have announced the forthcoming release of their first studio album since 2014’s Turn Blue. Let’s Rock, the band’s ninth studio effort, is set to arrive on June 28th via Easy Eye Sound/Nonesuch Records.Related: The Black Keys Pull Out Of Woodstock 50 LineupThe announcement on Thursday follows the release of “Lo/Hi”, the album’s lead single shared early last month by primary members Dan Auerbach and Patrick Carney. The twelve-track album was written and self-produced by both Auerbach and Carney, and recorded live at the former’s Eye Sound Studio in Nashville. The album will also feature vocal contributions from Leisa Hans and Ashley Wilcoxson.“When we’re together we are the Black Keys, that’s where that real magic is, and always has been since we were 16,” Auerbach said in a statement of their latest project.Carney also added in, commenting, “The record is like a homage to electric guitar. We took a simple approach and trimmed all the fat like we used to.”The band also shared a new single to go with Thursday’s announcement. The lively new bluesy-rock tune “Early Birds” features plenty of riff-driven grit coming out of Auerbach’s guitar, as he plays along while also singing. Both Wilcoxson and Hans appear on the recording as backing vocalists, adding some warm contrast to Auerbach’s doubled vocal tracks. Fans can groove along to “Eagle Birds” below:The Black Keys – “Eagle Birds”[Video: The Black Keys]The summer release of Let’s Rock will be the second album shared by Carney in 2019. Last Friday, the drummer and producer released the debut album for one of his new bands, Sad Planets, in the form of a 10-track LP titled, Akron, Ohio. Fans can catch The Black Keys on tour later this year when the band hits the road with Modest Mouse, Shannon And The Clams, and more beginning on September 21st in Las Vegas, NV. Fans can head to the band’s website for ticket info for their upcoming shows. Fans can also click here to pre-order Let’s Rock.Let’s Rock Tracklisting1. “Shine a Little Light”2. “Eagle Birds”3. “Lo/Hi”4. “Walk Across the Water”5. “Tell Me Lies”6. “Every Little Thing”7. “Get Yourself Together”8. “Sit Around and Miss You”9. “Go”10. “Breaking Down”11. “Under the Gun”12. “Fire Walk With Me”View Album Tracklisting
In business and personal negotiations, you may hold your own while negotiating dozens of successful deals. Even so, you want to take your game to the next level. What’s the next step?There are plenty of guides that offer tips on negotiation strategies. As useful as these are for a grounding in the fundamentals, they don’t always fit the complex, ever-changing deal situations that occur in today’s business environment. Harvard Business School (HBS) professor Guhan Subramanian is working to fill that gap by examining complex deals where negotiators are fighting on multiple fronts — across the table for sure, but also on the same side of the table with known, unknown, and potential competitors.This winter, Subramanian will publish “Negotiauctions: New Dealmaking Strategies for a Competitive Marketplace” (W.W. Norton), a book that draws on his experience studying and advising on complex corporate transactions and high-stakes personal ones, such as buying a home or car. The first Harvard faculty member to hold tenured appointments at both Harvard Business School, where he is H. Douglas Weaver Professor of Business Law, and Harvard Law School, where he is Joseph Flom Professor of Law and Business, Subramanian is the faculty chair for the new HBS Executive Education course “Managing Negotiators and the Deal Process,” taking place this week (Nov. 8-13).
Nasa’s planet-hunting deep space observatory has found hundreds of new potential planets, sparking hopes of finding other worlds similar to Earth…Scientists say the results contradict older theories that had suggested small and Earth-like planets would be less frequent.An astronomer on the Kepler mission, Dimitar Sasselov, professor of astronomy at Harvard University, revealed the findings in a conference in Oxford earlier this month…Read more here