When Karl Denson gets a show together, you know it’s going to be something special. The man is a musical genius, and his band Tiny Universe is a lean mean machine of funky grooves. Last Saturday, September 24th, Denson and co. returned to the Capitol Theatre in Port Chester, NY for a very special performance of the famed Prince album Dirty Mind.KDTU has been playing Dirty Mind at shows for a couple of years, and it shows in just how tight this band can be. With Angelo Moore from Fishbone on lead vocals, the band soared through the hit album, and even treated fans to a special “Purple Rain” encore celebration.Fortunately for those of us who couldn’t make it out to the Cap last weekend, taper Brian V. and photographer Mark Dershowitz have both helped capture the night. Check out the full audio recording and gallery below! Load remaining images
The sold-out Brooklyn Comes Alive is this weekend, and we want to make sure you’re ready for a full day of music. Please carefully read over the following details before heading out to Williamsburg on Saturday, and be sure to check out the full schedule at the bottom of this page. Here’s what you need to know:TicketsPurchasing a ticket to Brooklyn Comes Alive gets you a wristband that allows access to three venues: Brooklyn Bowl, Music Hall of Williamsburg, and The Hall at MP. Wristband-holders can come-and-go from all three venues throughout the event, which will have non-stop music from the time the venue opens until it closes.Wristbands will be available for pick up at The Hall at MP starting at 12:00pm until 10pm, before check-in locations will close. Please bring your ticket, either printed out or digital, to the venue, where it will be exchanged for a Brooklyn Comes Alive wristband. You will only need to do this once, giving you access to all three venues.VenuesThe Hall at MP (470 Driggs Ave): The doors open at noon for brunch, with music starting at 12:30pm and going until 3:15am. The brunch will run both inside The Hall, and at the adjoining restaurant MP Taverna, and welcomes all to join a unique dining experience from Michelin Star chef Michael Psilakis.Music Hall of Williamsburg (66 N 6th St): After brunch, Music Hall of Williamsburg opens at 4pm with music going until 3am.Brooklyn Bowl (61 Wythe St): Brooklyn Bowl opens at 6pm with music going until 3:15am.Note: Both The Hall at MP and Music Hall of Williamsburg are 18+ venues, while the Brooklyn Bowl is strictly 21+. If you are between the ages of 18 and 21, you are welcome to purchase a ticket, however you will not be allowed access to the Brooklyn Bowl.BrunchIf you did not purchase a “Brunch Upgrade Ticket”, you can still come early and enjoy the music! We will have limited availability for seats in the back of the venue, plenty of standing/dancing room, as well as room in the attached restaurant, MP Taverna, which will have full concert audio, so you wont miss a note of music. If you get hungry later in the evening, MP Taverna will also be open for dinner.If you purchased a “Brunch Upgrade Ticket”, you must be seated no later than 12:30pm to claim your upgraded seat. Please bring your brunch upgrade ticket to the front of house hostess who will seat you.To be clear, brunch and the music is open to all Brooklyn Comes Alive attendees. So make the most of your Saturday and come early!MusicThe music is non-stop from when the doors open until close. Because it spans across three venues, you should plan your schedule accordingly. Some venues may reach capacity at peak hours. We recommend arrive at your “can’t miss” sets early to secure a spot in the venue. If you arrive to a venue and it is at capacity, you can wait on line and wristband-holders will be allowed to enter as people exit the venue OR you can go check out the amazing music being played at one of the other two venues.Super VIP TicketholdersSuper VIP credentials can be picked up at The Hall at MP any time throughout the day. You will have a private area to pick up your wristband on the North 10th St side of the restaurant (between Driggs and Bedford). You will be provided with expedited entry at each venue to get you inside faster. You will see instructions when you get to each venue.There will be a VIP viewing area at each venue to provide the best view in the house. At Brooklyn Bowl, this is our “Artist’s Lounge”, which is the first 6 raised bowling lanes converted into an open area with some seating. At Music Hall of Williamsburg, this will be a reserved section of the balcony on the second floor. At The Hall at MP, there is a reserved area with seating in the front of the venue, right side facing the stage. We’ll have servers at all three venues who can take your food and drink orders (when available) for an additional cost.Each venue will also have a full-time “VIP Host” dedicated to making sure our Super VIPs are completely taken care of. You’ll be able to find the host near the Super VIP area at each venue, as well as reach them by phone at any time throughout the day if you have any sort of questions. Make sure you don’t leave Brooklyn Comes Alive without your gift bag! Your ticket includes a limited edition foil variant (not available to the general public) of our official Brooklyn Comes Alive poster designed by Justin Helton of Status Serigraph, who has designed posters for Phish, Grateful Dead’s Fare Thee Well shows, My Morning Jacket, and Widespread Panic, among many others. There will also be a delicious chocolate bar provided by our friends at Raaka chocolate, along with some other goodies. These bags will be available to be picked up from MP Hall at any time during festival hours.
Chris Robinson Brotherhood is hitting the road hard in support of their new EP called If You Lived Here, You Would Be Home By Now, following up their full-length 2016 release, Any Way You Love, We Know How You Feel. The band’s catalogue is extensive, filled with originals and covers that keep fans grooving through whatever tunes they deliver.Tuesday night’s show at The National in Richmond, VA was no exception, including covers of Hank Ballard and The Midnighters, Bob Dylan, and two Leon Russell tunes. The band paid tribute to the late songwriter, who passed away two days before, with performances of “Stranger in a Strange Land” and “Alcatraz.” Both songs were recorded on the 1971 LP Leon Russell And The Shelter People.Thanks to YouTube user Neil M, you can watch the full set below:
You can also catch the full show audio below, courtesy of taper Mike Salvo.[Photo by Jeremy Gordon] Back in early 2010, moe. hosted a guest filled affair at the former Roseland Ballroom in New York, NY. The show was filled with guest support, including appearances from Marco Benevento, Danny Barnes, Jeff Austin, David Sanborn, and, as the headline suggests, Butch Trucks.The special moe. and friends performance was high energy from start to finish, as the band not only welcomed special guests but played some new and rare covers for the fans assembled. One such moment came at the end of the first set, where moe. welcomed Benevento, Sanborn and Trucks for an Earth shattering rendition of the classic Allman Brothers Band tune, “Whipping Post.” Good lord!Check out “Whipping Post” below, courtesy of smoothe groovin on YouTube.
The jamgrass juggernauts of Yonder Mountain String Band have just detailed the dates for their fall tour this year. From the end of October through to mid-November, the bluegrass five-piece will hit the road with the Americana trio The Last Revel for a string of dates across the Midwest and Northeast. Yonder’s tour kicks off in Des Moines, Iowa, at Wooly’s on October 26th. Leading up to Halloween, the group will perform in Milwaukee, Wisconsin; Chicago, Illinois; and Kalamazoo, Michigan ahead of their October 31st performance at Manchester Music Hall in Lexington, Kentucky. From there, the group will hit venues in Cleveland, Pittsburgh, and Rochester before dipping up to Canada for a performance at Toronto’s Lee’s Place on November 5th. After two dates in upstate New York, Yonder will crisscross New England, with shows slated in Vermont, New York, Connecticut, Maine, and Massachusetts. To wrap up their fall tour, the band will finish performances at Philadelphia’s Theatre of the Living Arts, Washington DC’s 9:30 Club, and Richmond, Virginia’s The National falling from November 16th through 18th.Tickets for Yonder Mountain String Band’s upcoming fall tour go on pre-sale tomorrow, August 23rd, at 1 pm (EST). Each pre-sale ticket will also receive a free download from yondermountainlive.com.10/26 – Des Moines, IA – Wooly’s10/27 – Milwaukee, WI – Potawatomi Casino & Northern Lights Theater10/28 – Chicago, IL – House of Blues10/29 – Kalamazoo, MI – Bell’s Eccentric Cafe10/31 – Lexington, KY – Manchester Music Hall11/2 – Cleveland, OH – Beachland Ballroom11/3 – Pittsburgh, PA – Stage AE11/4 – Rochester, NY – Anthology11/5 – Toronto, ON – Lee’s Palace11/8 – Ithaca, NY – The Haunt11/9 – Albany, NY – Lucky Strike Social11/10 – Burlington, VT – Higher Ground Ballroom11/11 – Brooklyn, NY – Brooklyn Bowl11/12 – Fairfield, CT – The Warehouse11/14 – Portland, ME – Port City Music Hall11/15 – Boston, MA – Brighton Music Hall11/16 – Philadelphia, PA – Theatre of the Living Arts11/17 – Washington, DC – 9:30 Club11/18 – Richmond, VA – The National[Photo: Dave Vann]
Fresh on the heels of his recent fall tour, Mike Gordon and his band will celebrate the release of OGOGO with a winter tour out west that will kick off at Neptune Theatre in Seattle on February 9. The tour includes shows in Portland, Austin, Phoenix, Santa Cruz as well as two-nighters in San Francisco and Los Angeles.Mike Gordon Joins The Benevento Russo Duo At Hulaween [Full Video]A limited number of tickets are available now to fans via a real-time pre-sale at tickets.mike-gordon.com (and ending Thursday, November 2 at 5PM ET). Tickets will go on sale to the public beginning Friday, November 3 at 10am local time. Visit Mike’s website for more information.Produced by GRAMMY Award-winning engineer Shawn Everett, Mike’s new album OGOGO was recorded earlier this year in Boston and Los Angeles, and features Mike’s regular touring band (who will be back with him on this run): Scott Murawski, Robert Walter, John Kimock, and Craig Myers.MIKE GORDON WINTER 2018 TOUR2/09 – Neptune Theatre, Seattle, WA2/10 – Wonder Ballroom, Portland, OR2/11 – Montbleu Resort Casino, Stateline, NV2/12 – The Catalyst, Santa Cruz, CA2/14 – The Independent, San Francisco, CA2/15 – The Independent, San Francisco, CA2/16 – Teregram Ballroom, Los Angeles, CA2/17 – Teregram Ballroom, Los Angeles, CA2/19 – Belly Up, Solana Beach, CA2/20 – 191 Toole, Tucson, AZ2/21 – The Crescent Ballroom, Phoenix, AZ2/23 – Emo’s, Austin, TX2/24 – House of Blues, Dallas, TX[photo by Bill McAlaine]
Brandon “Taz” Niederauer is certainly one of the busier kids on the block. Today, he stopped by the Paste Studio in New York City to perform a handful of songs with his band, the Brandon “Taz” Niederauer Band. Pulling originals out of his own pocket, the fifteen-year-old prodigy showed off his guitar skills and vocal maturity in this teaser video. After charging through three self-written tunes, titled “My Revival”, “Find A Way”, and “Let Your Soul Be Free”, Taz took the opportunity to give thanks to one of his greatest influences with a segue into Jimi Hendrix‘s “Fire”. Watch the performance below:Next week, Taz will spend three nights at The Iridium in New York City from July 17th through 19th. On Tuesday, July 17th, Taz will play a full set of Jimi Hendrix that will feature special guest sit-ins from guitarist Sasha Brown (original member of Sister Sparrow & The Dirty Birds) and keyboardist Peter Levin (Gregg Allman Band). Then, on Wednesday, July 18th, Taz will serve as special guest for a headlining set from the legendary Jaimoe’s Jasssz Band (Allman Brothers Band). To conclude the run, the Brandon “Taz” Niederauer Band will showcase brand new original music with Peter Levin and bassist Charlie Wooton as guests. Get your tickets for all three shows here, and for more on upcoming Taz gigs, head to his website.If you’re in New York City on September 29th, be sure to catch Taz at Brooklyn Comes Alive. The young guitarist will be joined by iconic bassist George Porter Jr. (The Meters), guitarist Adam Smirnoff (Lettuce), Jeff Sipe, the founding drummer in Aquarium Rescue Unit with Col. Bruce Hampton, keys/organ player Peter Levin (Gregg Allman Band), and vocalist Elise Testone (American Idol, Brandon “Taz” Niederauer Band) for a one-off tribute to Taz’s three mentors, Col. Bruce Hampton, Butch Trucks, and Gregg Allman–all of whom passed away last year. For more information, head to the event website.
Fans can catch MonoNeon and Ghost-Note on tour throughout the summer with their own headlining performances mixed into festival appearances at events like Electric Forest, Camp Bisco, and more. Ghost-Note also recently found themselves on the 2020 lineup post for next year’s JamCruise. Fans can head to the band’s website for 2019 tickets and tour info. MonoNeon is at it again! The Ghost-Note bassist continues to amaze with the videos of himself playing in sync with someone speaking in their normal (but auto-tuned) voice on the other end. This time around, the stylish bassist used his guitar skills to add a layer of melodic flavor to the video of jazz pianist Charles Cornell playing in sync to popular rapper Cardi B, which has since gone viral. The video’s viral potential has even more momentum behind it now with the added MonoNeon treatment.Related: Watch Ghost-Note Funk Up The Suwannee Rising FestivalIn a new video shared to his own social media channels earlier this week, MonoNeon (real name, Dwayne Thomas Jr.) and that sock-covered guitar of his join in on the fun in promoting Cardi B’s obsession with Swisher Sweets Uggs. While Cornell’s video came to a close after just 0:18 seconds, the MonoNeon version gets extended into a brief jam as he continues to noodle away on his guitar for another minute of playing. MonoNeon continues to riff away while a part of the video with Cardi B screaming into her phone camera loops on repeat. Fans can watch the entire MonoNeon video in the video below.
A new study by Elizabeth Warren, Harvard Law School Leo Gottlieb professor of law, and Deborah Thorne, Ohio University associate professor of sociology, finds that personal bankruptcy has become a largely middle-class phenomenon led by filers who are college-educated and owners of homes. According to the study, “The Vulnerable Middle Class: Bankruptcy and Class Status,” the shift occurred even before the Great Recession…Read more here (USA Today)
The Provost and Deans Committee of the Harvard Initiative for Global Health (HIGH) announced the selection of the 2009 Burke Global Health Fellows. In its inaugural year, the Katherine States Burke and T.R. Burke Fund for Global Health at Harvard University awarded fellowships to five junior faculty members at Harvard to support original field research and one faculty member was awarded a fellowship to develop an undergraduate course at the College.Visit the HIGH Web site for the full release.