Category: August

Events in the Month of August

Hard Working Americans Summer Tour 2015

Hard Working Americans - Summer Tour 2015

“Ladies and gentleman… Hard Working Americans are back! Following a brief hiatus, the band will kick off their 16-date, HIGH UP ON IT tour in Richmond with Col. Bruce Hampton and The Aquarium Rescue Unit on August 13th at The National. The tour will include appearances at The Peach Music Festival, Hoxeyville Music Festival, Southern Brewers Festival, and NedFest, plus stops in Columbus, Raleigh, Wilmington, Athens, Asheville, Birmingham, St. Louis, Fayetteville, Tulsa and Kansas City before wrapping in Durango on August 30th. With a single, ‘High Up On It’ coming in July, the band will treat fans to sets packed with new music, heavy-hitters and plenty of surprises from their growing catalog.”

8/13 Richmond, VA – The National %
8/14 Scranton, PA- The Peach Music Festival
8/15 Wellston, MI – Hoxeyville Music Festival
8/16 Columbus, OH – Park Street Saloon #
8/18 Raleigh, NC – Lincoln Theatre @
8/19 Wilmington, NC – Greenfield Lake Amphitheater @
8/20 Athens, GA – Georgia Theatre **
8/21 Asheville, NC – New Mountain Amphitheater **
8/22 Chattanooga, TN – Southern Brewers Festival
8/23 Birmingham, AL – Iron City **
8/25 St. Louis, MO – Old Rock House #
8/26 Fayetteville, AR – George’s Majestic Lounge @
8/27 Tulsa, OK – Cain’s Ballroom @
8/28 Kansas City, MO – The Madrid Theatre @
8/29 Nederland, CO – NedFest
8/30 Durango, CO – Community Concert Hall at Fort Lewis College

% with Aquarium Rescue Unit
# with The Steepwater Band
@ with Turbo Fruits
** with Elizabeth Cook

Websites & Links: TheHardWorkingAmericans.com | Facebook | Twitter

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My Morning Jacket Announce The Waterfall Tour 2015

My Morning Jacket - The Waterfall Tour 2015

The Waterfall Tour 2015 Dates
July 17-19 at Forecastle Festival in Louisville, KY
July 21 at nTelos Wireless Pavilion in Charlottesville, VA w/ Lizzo
July 22 at Artpark Series in Lewiston, NY w/ Lizzo
July 25 at Xponential Music Festival – Philadelphia, PA w/ St. Vincent
July 26 at Merriweather Post Pavilion in Columbia, MD w/ Jason Isbell
July 28 at Red Hat Amphitheatre in Raleigh, NC w/ Lucius
July 29 at Uptown Amphitheatre in Charlotte, NC w/ Lucius
July 31 at Champions Square in New Orleans, LA w/ Lucius
August 1 at Amphitheatre in St. Augustine, FL w/ Mini Mansions
August 3 at The Fillmore in Miami, FL w/ Mini Mansions
August 4 at Hard Rock Live in Orlando, FL w/ Mini Mansions
August 7 at Fox Theatre in Atlanta, GA w/ Mini Mansions
August 8 at Fox Theatre in Atlanta, GA w/ Mini Mansions
August 10 at BJCC Concert Hall in Birmingham, AL w/ Mini Mansions
August 12 at Peabody Opera House in St. Louis, MO w/ Hippo Campus
August 13 at Starlight Theatre in Kansas City, MO w/ Hippo Campus
August 14 at Red Rocks Amphitheatre in Denver, CO w/ Sylvan Esso

Websites & Links: MyMorningJacket.com | Video from My Morning Jacket on Vimeo

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Phish Announce Magnaball 2015

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From Magnaball
“We’re excited to announce Phish’s 2015 Summer Tour and Magnaball, Phish’s tenth festival, which will take place August 21-23, 2015 at Watkins Glen International in Watkins Glen, NY.

Phish returns to Watkins Glen International in Watkins Glen, NY for their tenth festival, Magnaball (August 21-23, 2015). Located amidst the rolling hills of central New York’s Finger Lakes region, the site is just a short drive from numerous Northeastern cities. Onsite camping is included in the price of admission. Like previous Phish festivals, the event will include numerous activities, attractions and art installations in addition to a series of performances by the band.

Magnaball.phish.com is your main source for all things ‘ball. We’ve posted the first wave of information about the festival and will continue to update with Travel info, FAQs, Guidelines, Event Info, the hottest celebrity recipes, and much much more, so keep checking back.

An online ticket request period for Phish’s 2015 Summer Tour (not including Magnaball) is currently underway at tickets.phish.com. The ticket request period will end Sunday, March 29th at 11:59pm Eastern Time. Tickets for Magnaball go on sale this Friday, March 20th at Noon ET at magnaball.shop.ticketstoday.com.”

Websites & Links: Phish.com | Facebook | Twitter | YouTube | LivePhish.com

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Phish 2015 Summer Tour Dates Released

Phish - Summer Tour 2015

From Phish.com
“Phish’s 2015 Summer Tour begins at the end of July on the West Coast with two evenings at Les Schwab Amphitheatre in Bend, OR (July 21 & 22). The band will also play two-night stands in Atlanta, GA (July 31 & August 1), East Troy, WI (August 8 & 9), Philadelphia, PA (August 11 & 12) and Columbia, MD (August 15 & 16). For the fifth straight year, Phish will wrap up its summer outing with a trio of Labor Day weekend shows at Dick’s Sporting Goods Park in Commerce City, CO (9/4-6). The band will not be touring this fall.

Phish returns to Watkins Glen International in Watkins Glen, NY for their tenth festival, Magnaball (August 21-23, 2015). Located amidst the rolling hills of central New York’s Finger Lakes region, the site is just a short drive from numerous Northeastern cities. Onsite camping is included in the price of admission. Like previous Phish festivals, the event will include numerous activities, attractions and art installations in addition to a series of performances by the band.

Tickets for the Summer Tour will go on sale to the public beginning Thursday, April 2nd at 10am ET. For complete tour and ticketing information visit Phish.com

2015 PHISH SUMMER TOUR DATES
7/21 Les Schwab Amphitheater, Bend, OR
7/22 Les Schwab Amphitheater, Bend, OR
7/24 Shoreline Amphitheatre, Mountain View, CA
7/25 The Forum, Los Angeles, CA
7/28 Austin360 Amphitheater, Austin, TX
7/29 Verizon Theatre at Grand Prairie, Grand Prairie, TX
7/31 Aaron’s Amphitheater at Lakewood, Atlanta, GA
8/01 Aaron’s Amphitheater at Lakewood, Atlanta, GA
8/02 Tuscaloosa Amphitheater, Tuscaloosa, AL
8/04 Riverfront Park Amphitheater, Nashville, TN
8/05 Starlight Theatre, Kansas City, MO
8/07 Blossom Music Center, Cuyahoga Falls, OH
8/08 Alpine Valley Music Theatre, East Troy, WI
8/09 Alpine Valley Music Theatre, East Troy, WI
8/11 The Mann, Philadelphia, PA
8/12 The Mann, Philadelphia, PA
8/14 Walnut Creek Amphitheater, Raleigh, NC
8/15 Merriweather Post Pavilion, Columbia, MD
8/16 Merriweather Post Pavilion, Columbia, MD
8/21 Magnaball, Watkins Glen, NY – on sale now
8/22 Magnaball, Watkins Glen, NY – on sale now
8/23 Magnaball, Watkins Glen, NY – on sale now
9/04 Dick’s Sporting Goods Park, Commerce City, CO
9/05 Dick’s Sporting Goods Park, Commerce City, CO
9/06 Dick’s Sporting Goods Park, Commerce City, CO

Websites & Links: Phish.com | Facebook | Twitter | YouTube | LivePhish.com

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Video ~ Railroad Earth “Live at Red Rocks” DVD Trailer

From Railroad Earth
“The full uncut sold out performance from Red Rocks 8/2/14 captured on video and in 5.1 surround sound, all on the first Railroad Earth DVD release ever! Almost 3 hours of footage shot by our friends at NoCoast is included, along with audio mixed by Jon Altschiller. It was a special night for the band and we’re very excited to be able to share it with everyone again.

Railroad Earth Live at Red Rocks will be released officially on 1/21/15, but starting today and until that date, we are offering it for a discounted price and the added bonus of an MP3 download of the show, newly remixed and remastered. See LiveRailroadEarth.com for more information and to place your pre order. Don’t miss out on the great opportunity to get not only the DVD but a download of the show as well for one price!”

Websites & Links: RailroadEarth.com | Facebook | YouTube | LiveRailroadEarth.com

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The Disco Biscuits Release ‘The Classical Set’ on Vinyl

Disco Biscuits - Classical Set

From Disco Biscuits
“On behalf of the entire Disco Biscuits organization, I couldn’t be happier to announce the official release of THE CLASSICAL SET….on vinyl (now available for preorder HERE ). This special afternoon show was performed on Aug 16, 2003 at a festival we put together in the mountains of Trade, Tennessee called “TranceMission.” The tracks consist of arrangements of some of the most famous classical pieces of music, mixed with some Biscuits classical-inspired originals. I vividly recall the band tearing through the sheet music of the conductor’s score and crafting our own unique four piece orchestration that still stayed true to the written music.

Though we have played some of these songs very rarely over the years, this is the only time we have performed them as one complete set, and that fluidity made it an instant fan favorite since the day it was first performed. An audience mic recording was the only thing available to document this performance…until now. Earlier in the year, the multi-tracked, grouped stems (individual recordings of each instrument) were discovered, and we knew immediately we had to have them polished for an official archive release. The stems were sent out for mixing and mastering to Jon Altschiller, who has the incredible talent of bringing live Biscuits performances back to life like he did with the releases Wind at Four to Fly, Rocket 3 and the TransFusion Radio series. The new mix was then sent out to one of the best mastering engineers in the country for vinyl, Scott Hull, who expertly de-noised and optimized the release for vinyl. This astonishing audio was then pressed to high quality, virgin 180g vinyl by RTI, Americas finest vinyl production facility pressing plant.

Why do I tell you all this? Because the results absolutely blew me away. I have listened to this recording many, many times, especially throughout the mixing and mastering process. We just wanted to get this release out there already. But when I sat down and heard the vinyl master for the first time, I was astonished. I couldn’t believe how captivating the recording was, and how immersed I became in the show; a show I had heard so many times before. There was new life to it. It was breathing. A portal back in time to that summer afternoon in 2003.

This limited edition, four side, official release has been set for November 28, but we are accepting pre-order reservations HERE that will ship out by mid-November. The release contains original artwork by Gwen AP, liner notes by Jon Lesser, a special bonus track on side 4, a download card redeemable for a free digital version of the album, and, for those who purchase via the pre-order before the end of October, a bonus item from our merch store.”

Roll over Beethoven…we’re rocking in 2 by 2.
-Aron Magner

The Classical Set – TranceMission, Trade, TN – August 16, 2003
1. Eine Kleine Nachtmusik (5:47)
2. The Devil’s Waltz (10:12)
3. Sabre Dance (2:14)
4. The Thieving Magpie (8:20)
5. The Overture (14:08)
6. In The Hall of the Mountain King (4:15)
7. Waltz Of The Flowers (6:22)

Websites & Links: DiscoBiscuits.com | Facebook | Twitter | YouTube

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Video ~ Shambhala Music Festival Official 2014 Afterstory, “A Journey Home”

From ShambhalaMusicFestival.com
“Shambhala Music Festival presents the teaser to our Shambhala Music Festival Official 2014 Afterstory – “A Journey Home.” Take a trip back to the Farm and experience the wonder of last year’s festival, what many are calling the best in our exciting 17 year history. Stay tuned to our channels for the Worldwide Premiere of “A Journey Home,” October 28, 2014 at 10AM PST.”

Websites & Links: ShambhalaMusicFestival.com | Facebook | YouTube

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Videos ~ Shambhala Aftermovie: Act 1 & 2

Success has many measures, but for the organizers of the Shambhala Music Festival (SMF) it really comes down to two, festival-goer experience and safety. With a record, sold out crowd of 11,000 people highlighted by 300 acts on six uniquely themed stages, the feedback rolling in from guests has been overwhelmingly positive.

“I think our staff did an incredible job this year,” says Jimmy Bundschuh, SMF’s founding owner. “From the gate to human resources through to our stage directors, everyone put an incredible amount of passion and energy into the festival, and it showed. It’s not everyday you get Bassnectar texting you saying it was the best Shambhala ever.”

Highlighted by what many in the EDM community are calling the best line-up of the summer, featuring international acts like Bassnectar, Andy C, What So Not, Lucent Dossier, Griz, Z Trip, A Tribe Called Red, Skream and many others — the only problem with the festival was trying to take it all in.

Stage production was also at an all time high, with cutting edge audio/visual, live performance, sound and set design. The Grove stage—new for 2014—was packed the entire festival, while mainstay stages like The Village, Pagoda, Fractal Forest, Amphitheatre and Living Room each had their own vibrant energy and exquisite artistic sensibilities.

“After 17 years it’s amazing that Shambhala still gets better every year,” explains Jeremy Bridge, stage director at The Village. “It’s a feat that is very difficult to achieve since the bar is already so high. This is thanks to all of the incredible people who pour their love into the show so relentlessly, something money can’t buy. When I look around The Village it’s breathtaking to see how it has evolved to be so much more than just a stage. It’s now a completely immersive environment, something that cannot be packaged or copied, a place truly unique in the world.”

On the safety side of the equation, the festival experienced a very low number of incidents. There were only seven transports of guests to hospital, with no life-threatening injuries.

While SMF’s security and first aid staff are leaders in the festival world, organizers attribute these low numbers to a increasingly intelligent crowd. “I think people have responded well to recent incidents at other festivals,” says Bundschuh. “Our crowd did an amazing job of taking care of each other and themselves. These are some of the lowest incidents we’ve ever seen when it comes to public safety.”

Shambhala Music Festival is proud to announce their dates for 2015: August 6-10, 2015, Salmo River Ranch, BC. Tickets go on sale November 1st. To everyone who participated in the festival—as a guest, volunteer, artist or staff, from all of us at the festival, we’d like to extend our heartfelt thanks and gratitude. It’s an honour to share these magical days with you all. Shambhalove!

Websites & Links: ShambhalaMusicFestival.com | Facebook | YouTube

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Jeff Austin On Tour Fall 2014

Jeff Austin Fall Tour 2014

From JeffAustin.com

Celebrated for his fleet fingers and penchant for improvisation on stage, mandolinist, songwriter and vocalist Jeff Austin is on tour with Danny Barnes (banjo and vocals), Eric Thorin (bass and vocals), and Ross Martin (guitar and vocals) as the Jeff Austin Band. They have also have been in the studio with a number of other friends, heroes and mentors to record an album due out early in 2015.

Fall brings the Jeff Austin Band to the West Coast with shows in Flagstaff, Phoenix, Los Angeles, Arcata, Eugene, Portland, Seattle and Bellingham. JAB will also be performing two nights at Railroad Earth’s Hangtown Halloween Ball in Placerville, CA where Leftover Salmon and moe. amongst others. Jeff will also be featured as an “Artist-at-Large” at the Ball.

Jeff Austin Band is set to perform at a number of shows and festivals this summer including Grand Targhee Bluegrass Festival, Nedfest and Phases of the Moon. Jeff will also be appearing at Gathering of the Vibes, Yarmony Grass and Lockn’ Festival for special Grateful Grass sets featuring Austin along with Keller Williams and Keith Moseley.

Austin is headed in a new creative direction with the Jeff Austin Band as he prepares to step into the spotlight as a solo artist. On his forthcoming debut project, Austin’s songwriting remains rooted in Americana inspiration and the frantic energy of the jam genre but also, reaches even further weaving in more mainstream themes, reminiscent of his co-write contribution “Fiddlin’ Around,” that was featured on the 2010 Grammy nominated Dierks Bentley album, Up on the Ridge.

While the upcoming, untitled solo effort is still a work in progress, it can already be summed up succinctly as Austin’s love letter to storytelling. “I love writing a three-minute song with a hook that would grab a five-hundred-pound marlin as much as I like writing something that goes, ‘okay, after the bridge, it’s going to open up and just go wide.’”

Announced Tour Dates:
8/01 Fri – Gathering of the Vibes – Bridgeport, CT*
8/09 Sat – Targhee Bluegrass Festival – Alta, WY
8/16 Sat – Yarmony Grass – Bond, CO*
8/22 Fri – NedFest – Nederland, CO
8/23 Sat – Keystone Resort – Keystone, CO
8/24 Sun – Center for the Arts – Crested Butte, CO
9/5-6 Fri-Sat – Lockn’ Festival – Arrington, VA*
9/12 Fri – Utopia Festival – Utopia, TX^
9/13-14 Sat-Sun – Phases of the Moon – Danville, IL
10/21 Tue – Orpheum Theater – Flagstaff, AZ
10/22 Wed – Musical Instruments Museum – Phoenix, AZ
10/23 Thu – The Mint – Los Angeles, CA
10/24-26 Fri-Sun – Hangtown Halloween Ball – Placerville, CA #
10/28 Tue – Humbrews – Arcata, CA
10/29 Wed – WOW Hall – Eugene, OR
10/30 Thu – Mississippi Studios – Portland, OR
10/31 Fri – Nectar’s Lounge – Seattle, WA
11/01 Sat – The Green Frog – Bellingham, WA

* Jeff plays with Grateful Grass featuring Keller Williams and Keith Moseley
^ Jeff plays with Grateful Grass featuring Keller Williams and Sam Grisman
# w/ Railroad Earth, Moe., Leftover Salmon and more. JAB plays two days and Jeff is Artist-at-Large

Websites & Links: JeffAustin.com | Facebook | Twitter @JefferyAustin10

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