Justin CharlesMicrobrewery Dogfish Head has announced a collaboration with The Grateful Dead, the result of which will be a new ‘American Beauty’ beer. Dogfish describes the beer as a “strong pale ale with all-American hops and barley”, and they are asking fans to send in ideas for a special ingredient, as well as a Grateful Dead inspired story to go along with it. The fan who suggests the winning ingredient will be invited to a special testing in Delaware in Spring 2013.David Lemieux, legacy manager of The Grateful Dead, issued this statement as well, “Grateful Dead Productions is extremely pleased to be partnering with Dogfish Head Craft Brewery on the American Beauty pale ale. 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. 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”.You can expect to see American Beauty in stores and on taps around October 2013. More details are available at http://www.dogfish.com.
Put it in your calendars now, as we are VERY excited to announce that Equifunk: The All-Inclusive Music Festival will be back the weekend of August 16-18, 2013! On the heels of their incredible 5th Anniversary last summer, the Equifunk team is working harder than ever to make sure that there will be plenty of pool splashing and the roof of the E-Rena gets blown off.Live for Live Music is proud to have been apart of Equifunk’s Fifth Anniversary celebration last year, and hope that you will join us to make this one-of-a-kind festival even bigger and better than last year. Stay tuned for more details as they are announced. We can’t wait to announce the initial lineup, but you’re just going to have to wait patiently. Until then, check out our coverage of Equifunk 2012, which had amazing performance from Galactic, Ivan Neville’s Dumpstaphunk, The Pimps of Joytime, Suckerpunch, Orgone, and many others.Early-Bird tickets for Equifunk will be available soon. Stay tuned to Live for Live Music for more details as they are made available, and for some other exciting Equifunk news as well.
Looks like the North Coast Music Festival Lineup was leaked and also confirmed to be true a little early by Marc Brownstein of The Disco Biscuits on his Facebook Page. Though this lineup is already jam packed with talent, this is just phase one of the lineup and more artists (including headliners) will be announced during phase two. GA 3 day passes can be purchased for $120 here.Phase One Lineup:The Disco BiscuitsAfrojackWu Tang ClanLaidback LukeBig GiganticNASGary Clark Jr.LotusMacMillerPurity RingRebelutionDatsikMadeonPaper DiamondSkreamClaude Von StrokeR.L. GrimeAloe BlaccAluna GeorgeJust BlazeCapital CitiesJC BrooksEl Ten ElevenCherubPoolside (live)Flatbush ZombiesOn An OnK. FlayThibaultDean CohenRecap Video From 2012:
Kalya Scintilla and Bird of Prey are bringing their The Divine Alignment Tour to NYC October 24th. The show will take place at the nightclub/venue SLAKE, located on 251 W. 30th Street.Kalya Scintilla, a DJ originally from Australia, finally returns to America to tour after he was denied entry into the states back in October 2012 for not having an entertainment visa. Scintilla’s music is a mix of glitch dub and tribal psychedelic goodness…a kind of raw electronica that pairs well with personal creative expression and self exploration. His music has been awakening audiences by creating an ancient jungle-like atmosphere with each of his performances. Kalya Scintilla’s shows are much more than a typical DJ set… it is an experience.Bird of Prey hails from San Francisco and has been bringing heavy bass and trippy leads to the electronic music scene for the past decade. He has developed his sound into a complex type of psy-trance that blends current music trends with unrefined elements…a mix of cultural composition and booming artificial dubstep.Joining the psychedelic DJ duo will be Desert Dwellers and Kaminanda. All the artists have share the similar theme of psychedelic dub. The show goes from 10pm-4am and tickets are available for $15 advance/$20 at the door. Attendees must be 21 or older.For tickets, click here.Enter now and win two tickets to Bird of Prey + Kalya Scintilla at Slake on 10/24, a signed tour poster, a meet & greet with the artists and an album download from ‘Birds Of Paradise’. Click here to enter!This show is brought to you by Mr. Bugsly and Planet Cognac.
METRIC TOUR DATES:11/05/13 – Orlando, FL – UCF Arena *11/06/13 – Chapel Hill, NC – Memorial Hall11/07/13 – Richmond, VA – The National11/08/13 – Camden, NJ – Susquehanna Bank Center *11/09/13 – Fairfax, VA – Patriot Center *11/11/13 – Bethlehem, PA – Sands Bethlehem Event Center *11/13/13 – New York, NY – Madison Square Garden *11/15/13 – Worcester, MA – DCU Center *11/16/13 – Portland, ME – The State Theatre11/17/13 – Uncasville, CT – Mohegan Sun Arena *11/21/13 – Auburn Hills, MI – The Palace of Auburn Hills *11/22/13 – Milwaukee, WI – Turner Hall Ballroom *11/23/13 – St. Paul, MN – Roy Wilkins Auditorium *11/24/13 – Chicago, IL – UIC Pavilion *11/25/13 – Cleveland, OH – House of Blues11/26/13 – Nashville, TN – Bridgestone Arena *11/27/13 – Duluth, GA – The Arena at Gwinnett Center *12/01/13 – Hong Kong – Clockenflap Festival12/03/13 – Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia – KL Live12/05/13 – Manila, Philippines – Samsung Hall12/07/13 – Perth, Australia – Metro City12/09/13 – Melbourne, Australia – The Forum12/11/13 – Brisbane, Australia – The Tivoli12/12/13 – Sydney, Australia – Enmore Theatre12/14/13 – Auckland, New Zealand – Powerstation* special guest of Paramore Electro-rockers Metric have are keeping extremely busy these days. With several opening dates scheduled in support of Paramore (including a show at Madison Square Garden next week), along with dates in Asia, Australia and New Zealand, Emily Haines and company have released a new music video for title track of their most recent album, Synthetica. On top of that, the band is getting ready to release details with regards to two offshoots from Synthetica; the full version of the Synthetica Reflections album (set for release on Nov. 12th), and the band’s new mobile app entitled METRIC Synthetica.The video for “Synthetica” was the brainchild of long-time Metric collaborator and director, Justin Broadbent, who created a kaleidoscope-like vision:“Using a quadratic mirroring effect achieved with a custom designed camera, the viewer is confronted with a hypnotic, repeating image of an art gallery collapsing in on itself … As the camera turns 360 degrees from a singular eye-level vantage point, we see beautiful patterns caused by inanimate, contemporary art objects and lights located around the space as Emily strides alongside the camera, occasionally falling behind, and sometimes forging ahead”.
Feuds are fairly common in the hip-hop world, even between rappers and magazines (see: Eminem vs The Source), but Kendrick Lamar should have been nothing but flattered when he was named one of GQ’s Men Of The Year. Instead, Lamar was pulled from a GQ party celebrating the honor by his label boss Anthony Tiffity, who felt offended by GQ’s profile on the rapper.Tiffith, aka ‘Top Dawg’, seemingly took issue with several passages within the article, and I can’t say I blame him. The most controversial parts include:They have a seriousness of purpose, a rigorous discipline that can feel slightly monastic at times. Kendrick doesn’t smoke weed or drink booze. In the time I spent with him, I never witnessed anyone roll even the thinnest spider leg of a jay, nor did I see Kendrick so much as glance at the many, many girls around him.And,Twenty minutes later, Anthony “Top Dawg” Tiffith, basically TDE’s Suge Knight, asked if I had had a fun day. I said that I had and that I was surprised by their discipline. “You guys seem so calm,” I said.“Well,” Tiffith told me, “we’re going to have to call it a night with you, because we about to get uncalm. You understand.”The insinuation by author Steve Marsh, who spent time with Lamar and his crew before writing the article, is that it is surprising how ‘calm’ Lamar is as he doesn’t do drugs or drink or womanize. He uses the word ‘calm’ as a synonym for ‘good’, or law abiding, as if it is so surprising to see someone in the hip hop world who is an upstanding citizen. It’s a somewhat understandable thought in the world of hip hop that glamorizes drug dealing and girls, but it comes off wrong. It probably didn’t help that Marsh compared Tiffith to Suge Knight, the former Death Row label owner who is in perennial legal trouble.In response, Tiffith cancelled Lamar’s scheduled appearance at the GQ Party and released the following statement,In 2004, I founded Top Dawg Entertainment (TDE) with the goal of providing a home for west coast artists and a platform for these artists to express themselves freely and to give their music to the world. From our beginning in 2005 with Jay Rock, to developing Kendrick Lamar, ScHoolboy Q, and Ab-Soul, to most recently signing Isaiah Rashad and SZA. We, as TDE, have always prided ourselves in doing everything with heart, honor, and respect.This week, Kendrick Lamar was named one of GQ’s 2013 Men Of The Year, an honor that should have been celebrated as a milestone in his career and for the company. Instead, the story, written by Steve Marsh, put myself and my company in a negative light. Marsh’s story was more focused on what most people would see as drama or bs. To say he was “surprised at our discipline” is completely disrespectful. Instead of putting emphasis on the good that TDE has done for west coast music, and for hip hop as a whole, he spoke on what most people would consider whats wrong with Hip Hop music. Furthermore, Kendrick deserved to be accurately documented. The racial overtones, immediately reminded everyone of a time in hip-hop that was destroyed by violence, resulting in the loss of two of our biggest stars. We would expect more from a publication with the stature and reputation that GQ has. As a result of this misrepresentation, I pulled Kendrick from his performance at GQ’s annual Man Of The Year party Tuesday, November 12th.While we think it’s a tremendous honor to be named as one of the Men Of The Year, these lazy comparisons and offensive suggestions are something we won’t tolerate. Our reputation, work ethic, and product is something that we guard with our lives.GQ Editor-In-Chief Jim Nelson has also issued a response, which you can see below,Kendrick Lamar is one of the most talented new musicians to arrive on the scene in years. That’s the reason we chose to celebrate him, wrote an incredibly positive article declaring him the next King of Rap, and gave him our highest honor: putting him on the cover of our Men of the Year issue. I’m not sure how you can spin that into a bad thing, and I encourage anyone interested to read the story and see for themselves. We were mystified and sorely disappointed by Top Dawg’s decision to pull him at the last minute from the performance he had promised to give. The real shame is that people were deprived of the joy of seeing Kendrick perform live. I’m still a huge fan.
After Phish made headlines by announcing a four-night run in Miami for New Years, artists Dopapod and The New Mastersounds have announced two interlocking Phish afterparties at Grand Central in Miami.No word yet on how these two bands will merge their sound, but we’re expecting big things from two of our favorite artists. The venue is only three blocks from the AmericanAirlines Arena, which will host Phish for their four night run.Tickets for the show are available through the AURA Music Festival website.
After an extremely successful fall tour which we were honored to be involved in, Lettuce has announced plans for a winter run that begins in Florida after Jam Cruise, hits the previously neglected West Coast and Colorado region and dabbles a bit in the midwest. The tour will be called “Lettuce 2015, A Funk Odyssey.” Check out the full dates below:1/6-10 – Miami, FL @ Jam Cruise 131/11 – Fort Lauderdale, FL @ Revolution Live 1/13 – St. Petersburg, FL @ Jannus Live1/14 – Lake Buena Vista, FL @ House Of Blues1/16 – Athens, GA @ Georgia Theatre1/17 – Charleston, SC @ Music Farm1/18 – Winston Salem, NC @ Ziggys Music Park2/3 – Solana Beach, CA @ Belly Up Tavern2/4 – Los Angeles, CA @ El Rey Theatre2/5 – Crystal Bay, NV @ Crystal Bay Club2/6 – Portland, OR @ Wonder Ballroom2/7 – Seattle, WA @ Neptune Theatre2/8 – Boise, ID @ Knitting Factory2/10 – Missoula, MT @ Top Hat2/11 – Park City, UT @ Park City Live2/12 – Aspen, CO @ Belly Up Aspen2/13 – Telluride, CO @ Clubred2/17 – Minneapolis, MN @ First Ave2/18 – Madison, WI @ Majestic Theatre 2/19 – Urbana, IL @ Canopy Club2/20 – Detroit, MI @ St. Andrews Hall2/21 – Toronto, ON @ Danforth Music HallThe funk powerhouse also recently announced a return to Red Rocks on June 5 with The Motet.
Known music fanatic Jimmy Fallon trekked out to a record store on Long Island, NY this weekend to support vinyl on Record Store Day. While there he sat down with a WEHM radio broadcaster who was reporting live from the record shop.Fallon shared his scores with the host, Anthony, from the outpost at the store in Amagansett, Long Island. Among them: Weezer’s Green Album, John Prine’s September 78 live album, Frank Sinatra’s Songs for Young Lovers, Willie Nelson’s Teatro, U2’s Songs of Innocence, Courtney Barnett’s “Kim’s Caravan” single, and his most prized find, The Side by Side colored vinyl with Syd Barrett and R.E.M. performing “Dark Globe”. He also urged young people to go out and buy turntables and listen to vinyl. “It’s fun, it’s a different sound,” he said. “It makes you appreciate … My kids right now, I’m gonna raise them on vinyl. You get to hold them, look at the pictures. And it’s a warmer sound. It’s just so much fun.”Listen to the interview below. Ant: Listen to Jimmy Fallon hang with us at Innersleeve Records for Record Store Day! #RecordStoreDay The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy FallonPosted by WEHM on Monday, April 20, 2015
Slightly Stoopid: The Expendables: Fresh on the heels of their newest studio release, Meanwhile… Back At The Lab, Slightly Stoopid continues to impress with their high energy live performances. Last night, Friday July 10th, was no exception, as Stoopid brought along The Dirty Heads and The Expendables on their “Everything Is Awesome” tour for a great night of music at Penn’s Landing on the Philadelphia waterfront.Slightly Stoopid Premieres New Video With Lost Footage Of Sublime’s Bradley NowellCheck out photos of the event from photographer Sean DiSerio (full gallery at the bottom).The Dirty Heads: You: Full Gallery Below: Load remaining images