“Mike Gordon returns to the road with his band on the heels of last year’s exhilarating tour supporting Overstep. The Mike Gordon June Tour 2015 will begin down south in Charleston, SC and will include stops in St. Louis, Chicago, Philly, Albany, Buffalo, New Haven and more. Mike will perform as part of the Lowell Summer Music Series just outside of Boston and will return to the famed Egg in Albany.
A limited number of tickets are available NOW via a real-time presale at tickets.mike-gordon.com which ends Thursday, April 9 at 5PM ET. Tickets will go on sale to the public beginning Friday, April 10.
The band will make a few debuts along the way including The Capitol Theatre in Port Chester, Paper Mill Island in Syracuse and a Father’s Day show at the Academy of Music in Northampton. The band’s repertoire will be augmented by hints of synesthetic mad scientist gadgetry on and around the stage.
Wired Magazine came out to a show on Mike’s March tour last year to experience and talk about the new visual, audio and interactive tech-ification that will be a part of this June run. Mike will be bringing along his band – Scott Murawski (guitar), Craig Myers (percussion), Robert Walter (keyboards) and John Kimock (drums).
“I like the idea of breaking down boundaries,” Gordon says. Of the theatrics and curiosities onstage on the Overstep tour, the centerpiece is an interactive piano-like instrument spanning the lip of the stage. At certain points during the show, touch-sensitive panels illuminate; by tapping on them, audience members trigger sounds and jam with the band as it plays. That’s just one piece of the big wacky puzzle. To experience it for yourself, catch one of the shows on this tour.”
Announced Tour Dates
06/05 – Charleston Music Hall, Charleston, SC
06/06 – Center Stage, Atlanta, GA
06/07 – Mercury Ballroom, Louisville, KY
06/09 – The Pageant, St. Louis, MO
06/11 – Newport Music Hall, Columbus, OH
06/12 – The Deluxe At Old National Center, Indianapolis, IN
06/13 – The Vic, Chicago, IL
06/14 – House of Blue, Cleveland, OH
06/16 – Town Ballroom, Buffalo, NY
06/18 – Paper Mill Island, Syracuse, NY
06/19 – The Egg, Albany, NY
06/20 – College Street Music Hall, New Haven, CT
06/21 – Academy of Music, Northampton, MA
06/26 – Boarding House Park (Summer Music Series), Lowell, MA
06/27 – The Capitol Theatre, Port Chester, NY
06/28 – Union Transfer, Philadelphia, PA
“Disc Jam Presents is proud to announce the lineup for the 5th annual Disc Jam Music Festival, held at Camp Coldbrook in Barre, MA. Featuring Lettuce, Dopapod, Twiddle, Kung Fu, Consider the Source, Cabinet, Soule Monde, Pink Talking Fish, The Heavy Pets, Viral Sound, Roots of Creation, Dangermuffin, Spiritual Rez, Otis Grove, Lespecial, Supersillyus, Schlang Live Band, The Hornitz, Viva La Hop, Bella’s Bartok, Wobblesauce, Fennario, Strange Machines, Hayley Jane & The Primates, Soul Rebel Project, Mister F, Blue Boy Productions, Formula 5, Broccoli Samurai, Krewe de Groove, West End Blend and Relative Souls, the New England festival kicks off on June 12 and runs through June 14 amid the rolling hills of Central Massachusetts.
Disc Jam 2015 features 3 Days of Music, 50+ Musical Performances, 2 Disc Golf Tournaments, 3 Stages, Late Night Silent Disco, Grass or Woods Camping, Food and Craft Vending, Kids Activities, Late Night Acoustic Sets, Disc Golf Clinics, Live Painting, Art Installations, Yoga Sessions, Hula Hoop and Flow Art Workshops and much more.
“I feel this year’s line up is by far our best yet. We pride ourselves on the quality of music we put out each year which has gained Disc Jam the reputation of being one of the more sought after festivals to play in the Northeast,” said Tony Scavone, owner of Disc Jam Presents. “We really are blessed to be at Camp Coldbrook once again. From the VIP campsites located inside the RV resort to the freshly mowed lawn that the community campground is set, you are surrounded by nature and picturesque views. The layout of this venue is truly something special and makes for a perfect setting for Disc Jam.”
Disc Jam embraces a small festival vibe while drawing larger bands from Boston, New York, Connecticut, Rhode Island, Vermont and beyond. The 5th annual Disc Jam once again features an incredible lineup of musicians and artists ready to celebrate the best the Northeast’s diverse and thriving live music scene has to offer.
With side by side main stages decked out in beautiful decor and professional sound and lights, Disc Jam will deliver non-stop music from early in the day until well into the night. Following each night’s headlining acts the crowd’s energy is quickly transferred to the Disc Jam Concert Hall where bands perform memorable late night sets.
Once again playing host to the growing music festival is Camp Coldbrook, which boasts ample accessible parking, beautiful grass for group camping, traditional VIP campground camping sites with water and electric hook ups, ample RV camping sites, 2 swimming pools, arcade, tavern with full bar, laundry facilities, flush bathrooms, hot indoor showers, 9 hole par 3 disc golf course and much more. Camp Coldbrook is a 90-minute drive from Boston, Northampton and Worcester, MA, Hartford, CT, Providence, RI and Manchester, NH and is within 2.5 hours of Albany, NY and Portland, ME.
Staying true to the festival’s name and roots, Disc Golf Tournaments will be held on Saturday June 13 and Sunday June 14 at Barre Falls Dam Disc Golf Course, a short distance from Camp Coldbrook. With prizes from Innova and Pure Flight Disc Golf, a one round men’s and women’s singles tournament will be held on Saturday with doubles on Sunday. For Disc Golf enthusiasts, this feature of the festival is not to be missed!”
“Sea Island Resort in Georgia is bringing together the best music and food south of the Mason-Dixon for the inaugural Southern Grown Festival 2015, taking place June 19th-21st. The three-day festival, filled with brunches, barbeque and bourbon, pays homage to the distinctive culture of America’s South at one of the finest grand dame resorts of the region. Southern Grown will feature a weekend full of events and classes led by more than a dozen award-winning chefs and artisans from Louisiana to Kentucky, and will culminate with an oceanfront performance by North Carolina folk-rock band The Avett Brothers.
The Southern Grown festivities kick off on Friday evening with a “Big Fish” Fry, featuring an appearance by Big Fish author Daniel Wallace, live music from South Carolina jam band Sol Driven Train and a late night speakeasy experience with hand-crafted cocktails created by Tom Bulleit of Bulleit Bourbon. On Saturday, festivalgoers can participate in an array of classes and lectures, including a “Pole to Plate” class taught by two patriarchs of the Southern food movement, Mike Lata (Charleston’s FIG) and John Currence (Oxford’s City Grocery); a “Curds and Whey” session with cheesemongers Jessica and Jeremy Little of Georgia’s Sweet Grass Dairy; and an “Up in Smoke” tutorial celebrating barbeque, one of the South’s most honored traditions, with pit masters Harrison Sapp and Griffin Bufkin of Georgia’s Southern Soul Barbeque.
The highlight of the Southern Grown weekend occurs on Saturday evening, when the Grammy-nominated band The Avett Brothers takes the stage for an oceanfront performance on the lawn of The Lodge at Sea Island. As the sun sets over the Atlantic Ocean, guests will be serenaded by the band’s folk rock sounds while sampling selections from the carnival-style “culinary village,” emulating some of the world’s biggest music fairs. Additional music will be announced as the event draws nearer.
“Southern Grown truly reflects Sea Island’s rich history of gracious hospitality and memorable experiences,” said Scott Steilen, President of Sea Island. “Sea Island embraces its many long-standing traditions and we are thrilled to continue building thoughtful new traditions rooted in our rich culture.”
Southern Grown welcomes locals and travelers alike to experience the region’s wildly impressive food and music culture. Festival tickets are now available for sale and prices range from $65 (general admission concert tickets) to $1,450 (“All Access” passes for two). For additional information on the Southern Grown weekend or to make reservations, please visit www.southerngrown.com or call 1-800-SEA-ISLAND.”
“Hangout Music Festival has announced their 2015 lineup. The sixth festival installment will take place May 15-17, 2015 and will feature Foo Fighters, Zac Brown Band, Beck, My Morning Jacket, Spoon, Umphrey’s McGee, Dirty Heads, Drive-By Truckers and over 70 bands on the beautiful white sandy beaches of Gulf Shores, AL. Three day tickets on sale now at www.hangoutmusicfest.com.
The Hangout Music Festival has been recognized as one of the premiere live music events in the United States with a beach setting that is part music festival and part dream vacation. The festival is located on the white sandy beaches of Gulf Shores, AL – just a short drive from the Pensacola FL and Mobile AL airports. Each year at the Hangout Festival, fans are treated to some of the biggest names in music alongside new emerging acts. The Hangout Music Fest was recognized by Pollstar as the “Music Festival of the Year” in 2011 and was named as one of the best festivals of 2013 by Paste Magazine. The 2014 festival sold-out with a record setting attendance and infused over $31 million to the local economies of Gulf Shores and surrounding areas.”