Tickets are on sale this Friday, November 20 at 12noon ET, but you can score a 3-day pass in our Fanclub Presale starting tomorrow, Tuesday, November 17 at 12noon ET. A limited amount of $90, 3-day passes as well as single day tickets will be available on BiscoTix. Single day tickets will go on sale to the public on Ticketmaster this Friday.”
From Mike Gordon
“Mike returns to the road in January, this time hitting the western half of the U.S. with his band on the heels of a well-received June run. The tour will begin with the band’s debut shows in Texas beginning in Austin on January 22 before carving its way west with stops in Flagstaff, Los Angeles, San Francisco, Portland, Seattle, Denver and others.
Mike’s band includes longtime collaborators Scott Murawski and Craig Myers, as well as two recent additions: organ and synth-master Robert Walter and sharp-shooter John Kimock on drums.
A limited number of tickets are available NOW via a real-time presale at http://tickets.mike-gordon.com which ends Thursday, October 29 at 5PM ET. Tickets will go on sale to the public beginning Friday, October 30.
For further details, visit http://mike-gordon.com/tour/?event_type=upcoming.”
Announced Tour Dates
01/22 Emo’s, Austin TX
01/23 Numbers, Houston, TX
01/24 Granada Theater, Dallas, TX
01/26 Rialto Theatre, Tucson, AZ
01/27 Orpheum Theater, Flagstaff, AZ
01/29 The Fonda Theatre, Los Angeles, CA
01/30 The Observatory North Park, San Diego, CA
01/31 The Fillmore, San Francisco, CA
02/02 Crystal Ballroom, Portland, OR
02/03 Neptune Theatre, Seattle, WA
02/05 Park City Live, Park City, UT
02/06 Gothic Theatre, Denver, CO
From Envision 2016
“Envision Festival – Costa Rica announces a world-class music, yoga, and speaker lineup for their sixth annual gathering, taking place on the majestic shores of Uvita, Costa Rica from February 25th to 28th, 2016. With the goal of creating a festival that represents the harmonious blending of many different cultures, the musical acts come from nine different countries, span three continents, and represent a wide array of musical genres.
Headlining acts include a rare Central American performance from England’s forefather of psychedelic electronica Shpongle and California’s experimental world fusion favorites Beats Antique Live. Showcasing the lineup’s musical diversity, Envision rounds out headline billing with Berlin’s deep house favorite M.A.N.D.Y., the heart melting vocals of Colorado’s Elephant Revival, and a late night reggae set from St. Croix roots legend Midnite (under their current touring name Akae Beka).
Adding to the list of headlining musical acts are the sultry bass sounds of Grouch, Spoonbill, Dimond Saints, The Human Experience, Beat Fatigue and Envision six year alumni, Random Rab, who returns to deliver another world-renowned sunrise set in the jungle. Additionally, Envision is bringing a strong representation of the underground house world with Bedouin, Lee Reynolds from Desert Hearts, Tara Brooks, Atish, and Costa Rican locals Melissa O and Ivan Cespedes. Live band local favorites include Patterns and Sonambulo. See the flyer for the full lineup with more to be announced.
Envision’s emphasis on creating a platform for different cultures to coexist in a sustainable community resonates throughout the entire event as is evident in the new yoga and movement village, which features an inspiring lineup of top yoga instructors, speakers, and educators including the globally renowned and leading wellness expert David Wolfe, as well as international yoga teacher and motivational speaker to millions Rachel Brathen.
Leading yoga teachers also include the founder of the Goddess Yoga Project and renowned instructor Sianna Sherman, pioneer of the One Yoga movement in Trinidad and Tobago Troy Hadeed, and Classic Hatha Yoga master Marcos Jassan. Workshops include accomplished herbalist 7 Song, architect of the New Paradigm Astrology Cooperative Kaypacha, and Envision festival co-founder and resident permaculture expert Stephen Brooks. Additional classes range from bilingual language classes and African dance to Tai Chi and biomechanical alignment. See below for the full list of workshops and speakers released in this Phase 1 announcement.
Envision is a true festival of the future, encompassing a cultural movement, a sustainable permaculture movement, a spiritual gathering, and an appreciation of humanity and the planet. “I believe that by gathering in community out in nature, we create a rare opportunity for individuals to observe their value systems and inherent human motivations from a new or alternative perspective that is free of social conditioning. At a successful event, participants capture this moment and create from it a forever lasting positive impression.” – says Matt Siegel, co-founder of Envision.
If you haven’t seen it already, the Envision 2016 teaser video by Pure Souls Media, showcases the beautiful environment and enchanting wonderment from the 2015 gathering. The unique Costa Rican backdrop of Envision provides a plethora of other opportunities for the adventurous traveler. Enjoy surfing at sunset, trek to magnificent waterfalls, and camp in the lush jungles of the tropical landscape.
As part of extended efforts to spread Envision’s Core Values, Envision is launching a series of Education Retreats where those who wish to expand their experience beyond the festival may continue to learn and heal. The first event, Embody, takes place February 19th – 24th in Uvita, just ahead of Envision. Details online at Envision Education.
Stay tuned for further lineup announcements and click here to get your 4-day Envision Festival pass! A limited number of tier 3 tickets are still available at $277 and the price will continue to increase as tiers 1 & 2 have already sold out.”
From Umphrey’s McGee
“Umphrey’s McGee announces the start of 2016 with a 25-plus-date national tour kicking off with a three-night run at the historic Beacon Theatre in NYC, two nights in Asheville for our first arena double-header, and a triumphant return to the Left Coast in March. Instrumental rock-fusion quartet, TAUK, joins us for over 15 performances, as well as our friends The Motet in Asheville, and saxophone virtuoso Joshua Redman on select dates.
2016 marks Umphrey’s 18th year on the road! In our continued effort to push the envelope of heightened fan experiences, our immersive high-end audio offering Headphones & Snowcones will be offered during the 2016 tour, alongside umVIP Enhanced Experience programs. Get the full umVIP experience at our triple-headers in New York City and Aspen, as well as our two-night arena stand in Asheville. “Nothing Too Fancy” umVIP ticket upgrades will also be available in Kalamazoo, Richmond, and Sandpoint. Each umVIP program is unique in its offerings, but all of them have the same core principle: we hook it up, so you can GET DOWN.
Pre-sale tickets along with the umVIP packages will go on sale Wednesday, October 21st at 10:00 am ET for Leg 1 dates (January 27th thru February 20th), and Wednesday, October 21st at 10:00 am local time for Leg 2 dates (March 10th thru 26th). Likewise, the public on-sale will occur Friday, October 23rd at 10:00 am EST on the East Coast, and 10:00 am local time on the West Coast.
Stay tuned for more dates to come, more innovative offerings from Team UM (Couch Tour anyone?), and more opportunities to roll umVIP as we kick off 2016 the best way we know how — with rock hands blazing.”
The Disco Biscuits will make a three night run at the Electric Factory in Philadelphia, PA – 421 N 7th St. Dopapod will be in support February 19th & 20th. February 21st will be an evening with The Disco Biscuits.
Get the webcast at Nugs.tv.
From Paper Diamond
“The Rain Drops EP is finished and will be released in the next week or two (More details coming soon). We are also currently on the third week of The Rain Drops Tour across America. You can expect an insane sound system that we’re installing into every venue, crazy stage production, and a custom video show to accompany all of the new music! It is definitely an experience!”
From Summer Camp
The Summer Camp On The Road Tour 2015 returns this February & March! Come out and support your favorite local bands as they compete for the chance to perform at the 15th Annual Summer Camp Music Festival this May.
- February 6 at Hangar 9 in Carbondale, IL
- February 7 at 2720 Cherokee Performing Arts Center in St Louis, MO
- February 20 at Wooly’s in Des Moines, IA
- February 21 at Iowa City Yacht Club in Iowa City, IA
- February 27 at the Mousetrap in Indianapolis, IN
- February 28 at Woodlands Tavern in Columbus, OH
- March 5 at Cervantes’ Masterpiece Ballroom in Denver, CO
- March 6 at the Lafayette Theater in Lafayette, IN
- March 11 at The Fox Theatre in Boulder, CO
- March 20 at Rose Music Hall (formerly Mojo’s) in Columbia, MO
- March 21 at Crusens on War Memorial in Peoria, IL
- March 27 & March 28 at Cubby Bear in Chicago, IL
Each night of the tour will feature performances by several talented and hand-picked local acts, as well as Summer Camp 2015 ticket giveaways and more! To learn who’ll be performing at each stop of this year’s On The Road Tour, visit the tour’s Facebook page.
From Virginia Key GrassRoots
The inclusive four-day arts and culture extravaganza known as the Virginia Key GrassRoots Festival of Music, Art and Dance will return to the Historic Virginia Key Beach Park (4020 Virginia Beach Drive Key Biscayne, FL 33149) Thursday, February 19, 2015 through Sunday, February 22, 2015. A week of camping, dance, cooking and movement workshops will precede the festival during GrassRoots Culture Camp, starting Sunday February 15th.
This year’s lineup will feature Rubblebucket, Marco Benevento, Keith Frank, AJ Ghent Band, Big Mean Sound Machine, Donna the Buffalo, Swear and Shake, Telekenetic Walrus, Danay Suárez, Morikeba Kouyate, Locos Por Juana, MC Yogi, Jim Lauderdale, the Spam Allstars, Afrobeta and 40+ other acts.
Rubblebucket is a Brooklyn, NY-based indie / dance band touring in support of their latest release Survival Sounds and their latest single “Carousel Ride.” They brand their music as a “mischievous, playful, boundary-smashing blast,” and their live shows have been known to cause mass dancing.
Marco Benevento is a New Jersey born and raised pianist whose influences run the gamut of indie rock, jam and post-rock/experimental. His latest effort Swift, released in 2014, is nine tracks of ambitious alternative jams with catchy hooks and pop-like melodies. He has previously toured with Phish’s Trey Anastasio.
Keith Frank stands at the forefront of the “nouveau zydeco” movement, his accordion prowess the product of a family tradition that began with his father, the great Preston Frank. His style is steeped in the rich tradition of North American and specifically, Louisiana Cajun zydeco music.
Lap steel guitar prodigy AJ Ghent is currently based in Atlanta, GA, but his six-piece band, a fusion of southern rock, blues, soul and funk, tours the southeast U.S. pretty extensively. They are currently working on their debut release.
Founded in 1989, Donna the Buffalo are a GrassRoots staple hailing from upstate New York. Their original roots music, hued by elements of Cajun, rock, folk reggae and country, travels well up and down the east coast throughout the year. They will be making their fourth appearance at the Virginia Key festival.
Danay Suárez, originally from La Habana, Cuba, has been generating a buzz throughout Latin America and Europe with her soulful voice, razor-sharp lyrics and innovative musical style. Performing since the age of 15, Suárez formed part of the Havana Cultura series, collaborating with various artists throughout the years. Danay recently released her third studio album Palabras Manuales, which includes a combination of hip hop, reggae, jazz and R&B sounds.
The Spam Allstars are a pioneering Latin funk act, the brainchild of DJ Le Spam, a composer, producer and musicologist. A Latin Grammy-nominated act, the band plays often in South Florida and beyond, appearing at both the NC and NY editions of the GrassRoots festivals. They are gearing up for the release of a new EP of material, slated for this spring.
The dance/pop/electro funk duo of Smurphio and Cuci Amador are better known as Afrobeta and have been heating up dance floors on both coasts of the U.S. since 2006. They recently issued a remix of their single called “Everywhere,” and new music from them is in the works.
AJ Ghent Band
Big Mean Sound Machine
Dark Water Rising
DJ Bill Kelly
DJ Richard McVay
Donna the Buffalo
Fabi World Experience
Keith Frank & the Solieau Zydeco Band
Keith Secola & His Wild Band of Indians
Locos Por Juana
Richie Stearns & Rosie Newton
School of Rock
Swear & Shake
The Apple Butter Express
The Blind Spots
Zey Ta Blan
Zona De Bomba
This year, the non-profit Virginia Key GrassRoots Festival was awarded a $75,000 matching grant through The Knight Arts Challenge, in recognition of the dynamic support they provide to the arts community of South Florida, as well as the world class music they bring to the citizens and visitors that attend the festival. The Knight Arts Challenge Grant validates the work of the festival, which strives to grow community using the magnets of music, art and dance.
New for 2015, the GrassRoots Culture Camp will predate the festival itself, running Sunday, February 15th through Wednesday, February 18th, featuring yoga, instrument and cooking workshops, and more, ending each night with a daily family-style dinner and dance. Think beachside camping coupled with innovative workshops led by some of the GrassRoots Family’s greatest talent.
The festival will also feature the Zen Village Healing Arts area, the Kids Village, the Sustainability Fair and Expo, band and instrument contests, the Beer Garden & Vinyl Lounge, the GrassRoots World Café, live art, craft vendors, daily yoga session, beach camping and more.
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“Railroad Earth returns to the road after the turn of the year, including places ands people not seen in a long time. The first show for the band will be in Minneapolis on 1/15, making stops in Chicago, St. Louis, Milwaukee, and Omaha, on their way to what will certainly be a blowout three-night stand at the Ogden Theatre in Denver on 1/22-24. After returning to Lawrence, the tour then heads south to Tulsa and a long overdue three nights in Texas, including Dallas, Houston, and Stubb’s in Austin. Good to be back.
The band spends February returning at last to Grand Rapids and Detroit, as well as Columbus and Cleveland, followed by a 3 night stand at the Brooklyn Bowl in NYC and a two night run at the 930 Club in Washington DC.”