Two weeks ago, STS9 graced the main stage at Euphoria Music Festival in Austin, Texas. Attendees of the festival were treated to a two hour set of non-stop jamtronica. The set was heralded by many attendees as their favorite of the weekend. Luckily for those of us who weren’t able to attend, STS9 has made the entire set available as a free download. After listening through the set, it has become clear to me that Tribe has reached a new peak in their long, storied career. The free flowing improvisation has returned in full force and the members seem so comfortable playing off of one another. Bassist Alana Rocklin has now been with the band for over a year and she has helped evolve their sound with her drive to improve. With a new album in the works, the future of Sound Tribe Sector 9 is looking very bright. Enjoy this set of intergalactic funk and be sure to catch them on the road sometime this Summer!
Euphoria Set (Zip Download) :: http://bit.ly/1EnF9M7
Umphrey’s McGee is set to perform a three night run starting tonight at First Avenue & 7th St Entry in Minneapolis, Minnesota. They have teamed up with TourGigs to provide a stream of all three nights for their fans who can’t make it to the shows. The stream will start at 10 PM ET each night and if you can’t catch it live the stream will be on a looping replay for 20 hours following the show. The streams are available to purchase for $9.99 a night or $25.95 for all three nights.
Purchase Stream :: http://bit.ly/1GmKGVp
Bear Creek Music & Art Festival has announced the initial lineup for 2015. The festival will feature Galactic performing with Macy Gray, Soulive (x2), Dumpstaphunk (x2), Victor Wooten, The Motet (x2), Pee Wee Ellis and the Assembly, Khris Royal and Dark Matter, Freekbass, and The London Souls along with many more artists yet to be announced. Bear Creek will take place this Fall on October 1st – 4th at the Spirit of the Suwannee Music Park in Live Oak, Florida. The festival has always featured some of the best funk artists around and this year they have continued that trend. Tickets for the festival are on sale now for the lowest possible price.
Tickets :: http://bit.ly/1yUotvo
Art Outside has announced the second wave of artists scheduled to perform at the festival in 2015. The impressive list of additions includes; Papadosio, Dopapod, Rising Appalachia, The Werks, Exmag, Haywyre, Kalya Scintilla & Eve Olution, Birds of Paradise, Freddy Todd, Jaden Carlson Band, Vibe Street, and more! These artists join previously announced acts such as Greensky Bluegrass, Lettuce, BoomBox, Easy Star All Stars, Michal Menert, Bluetech, and Twiddle. The organizers have assembled an excellent range of artists for the 11th annual celebration of music and art. Art Outside is set to take place this Fall on October 22nd – 25th at Apache Pass in Rockdale, Texas just one hour outside of Austin. The festival is located on a 100 acre pecan grove with plenty of room for camping, art, workshops, and of course music. A limited amount of tier 1 tickets are still available, so don’t hesitate to purchase to take advantage of the lowest possible price!
Tickets :: http://bit.ly/1GBZWxk
Summer Camp Music Festival will feature the debut performance of Godboner, Umphrey’s McGee alternate ego. The set is labeled as Godboner Meets Gene Ween and will consist of all of the Umphrey’s members performing alongside Gene Ween for a set of Ween classics and covers. Gene Ween (aka Aaron Freeman) is also performing at the festival with his current band Freeman. The Godboner set will take place on Friday night of the festival as one of UM’s three scheduled sets. Summer Camp also revealed in a Twitter Q&A that the complete schedule along with the rest of the Red Barn late night artists will be revealed by the end of the month. Summer Camp is set to take place over Memorial Day Weekend, May 21st – 24th at Three Sisters Park in Chillicothe, Illinois. Tickets for the festival are set to increase in price this weekend!
Tickets :: http://bit.ly/1fKQOF2
Michal Menert has unveiled his new album Space Jazz today. Menert has been referred to as the “Godfather of Electro-Soul”, however his latest body of work transcends genre boundaries to reach a level of artistic expression that is rarely found in music these days. He has accomplished this brilliance by utilizing a wide range of musical guests performing actual instruments and fusing that with modern technology. The result is nothing short of magnificent. The album takes you on a journey from high peaks to low valleys and everywhere in-between. Space Jazz lives up to its title, with a cosmic influence everywhere from the track names to the synthesized sounds. An impressive list of guests contributed to the album including Dominic Lalli, SuperVision, Paul Basic, Borahm Lee, Marcelo Moxy, JK Soul, Manic Focus, and many more. Space Jazz is available through iTunes, as a name-your-price download, a physical CD, and stream-able through SoundCloud and Spotify.
Gathering of the Vibes has announced seven additions to their lineup for 2015. Lettuce, Electron, Karl Denson’s Tiny Universe, Max Creek, Ryan Montbleau, Bombino, and Doyle Bramhall II join the lineup for the 20th anniversary of Gathering of the Vibes. Previously announced artists include The String Cheese Incident performing two sets including a set featuring David Grisman, Peter Rowan, and friends performing Grateful Dead tunes, Wilco, Ben Harper & the Innocent Criminals, Weezer, Gregg Allman, Tedeschi Trucks Band, and many more. Gathering of the Vibes will take place July 30th – August 2nd at Seaside Park in Bridgeport, Connecticut. Additional artists will be announced soon. Tickets are available now!
Tickets :: http://bit.ly/1G1Inl8