“Now in full bloom in its 11th year, the Golden State’s premiere camping, arts, music and yoga festival, Lightning in a Bottle, returns to central California May 25 – 30, announcing a world-class musical gathering that exudes the playfully aware ethos cultivated by festival founders Do LaB.Fans of LIB can feast their hungry eyes on some of 2016’s most progressive up-and-coming artists alongside an acclaimed curation of powerhouse acts, forming the most dynamic lineup Do LaB has unveiled to date.
Musical headliners topping LIB’s 2016 bill include Australia’s electronic neo-soul singer-songwriterChet Faker, Canadian producer and savant songstress Grimes,prolific producer behind London-based band The xx Jamie xx, Modeselektor and Apparat join forces to become Berlin’s electronica trio Moderat, English post-rock electronic artist Four Tet, a return for the amazing Norwegian producer and remix-master Cashmere Cat, the sultry horn play of Boulder, Colorado’s Big Gigantic, plus one of LIB’s favorite residents often described as the World’s Funkiest Diplomat, The Polish Ambassador who will return to his home state for another captivating performance.
Host to several of the most intricately-built and aesthetically stunning stages in the world, and arguably the most compelling display of large scale art outside of Burning Man – Lightning in a Bottle 2016 will showcase an incredible roster of global musical acts, artists, and installations, totaling over 300 in number. In a conscious effort to bring balance to a lineup that already crosses the musical spectrum from progressive house to future bass, Do LaB has also booked more female artists than ever before including 2016 performances from Alina Baraz, Marian Hill, Hundred Waters, Mija, Rubblebucket, TOKiMONSTA, Magda, Ibeyi, Francesca Lombardo, in addition to headliner Grimes.
Joining the headliners on the Lightning Stage are installation artist and live musical act William Close and the Earth Harp Collective and LIB staples electro-circus troupe Lucent Dossier Experience, The Russ Liquid Test, Tourist, Emancipator Ensemble, DirtwireThunder Stage, which boasts some of the top beatmakers electronic music has to offer curating sounds from, Mr. Carmack, Bleep Bloop, Eprom, PANTyRAiD, Haywyre, Thriftworks, Dimond Saints, Autograf and many others including G Jones and Minnesota reuniting once again for what is sure to be a legendary b2b set. A technicolor dream-world and LIB favorite, The Woogie, best known for showering crowd-goers with misters and good vibes, will showcase an opulence of house and techno music including performances by Guy Gerber, Josh Wink, Lee Burridge, &ME, Lane 8, Sacha Robotti, and Shall Ocin among many more top acts high up in the stage’s colorful embrace.
At the epicenter of the grounds lies the true essence of Lightning in a Bottle where visionary art, healing arts, self-awareness, and education collide to deepen revelers’ connections with one another, a magic that lasts long after the festival has ended. Awaken your spirit at the Lucent Temple of Consciousness, a place dedicated to enriching the mind and body, with visionary talks, world-class yogis, and a plethora of life-changing workshops. A stroll to The Village leads participants to an interactive, intergenerational and education-based environment focused on creating a sustainable, thriving interdependent community that honors the elements, ancestors, and the cycles of the natural world. Immersive environments, such as the famed Grand Artique, Jive Joint, or Amori’s Casino & Burlesque spring to life with collaborative art installations and fun, sultry entertainment. Look for additional lineup releases and announcements for these extraordinary places in the coming months!
Further distinguished from its contemporaries as the most environmentally conscious festival in America, LIB has received A Greener Festival’s Outstanding Award five years running for its healthy food vendors, free water stations, composting and recycling infrastructure, a “Leave No Trace” policy and other green initiatives that continue to grow year after year.”
“We are pleased to present the March Madness tour in 2016! 10 Incidents across the West Coast in 11 days! Tickets for the Brooklyn Bowl Las Vegas shows are already available HERE, and the rest of the March Madness dates will go on sale on Wednesday, January 13th via StringCheeseIncident.com. Let’s go big this NYE and then we’ll see you on the road again this March!”
MARCH MADNESS TOUR
March 10 – Grand Sierra Resort – Reno, NV
March 11-12 – Fox Theatre – Oakland, CA
March 13 – Arlington Theatre – Santa Barbara, CA
March 15-16 – The Observatory – San Diego, CA
March 17 – Shrine Expo Hall – Los Angeles, CA
March 18-20 – Brooklyn Bowl – Las Vegas, NV
The EDM website TheUntz.com announces their first annual Untz Festival 2016 featuring the likes of Phutureprimitive, The Werks, Desert Dwellers, Turbo Suit and Many More. The electronic dance music festival will be held in Mariposa, California at the Mariposa Fairgrounds from June 2nd-4th, 2016. Tickets are on sale now to the limited capacity event.
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 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.”
“This fall The Word will embark on the supergroup’s most extensive tour since 2002. Guitarist Luther Dickinson, sacred steel specialist Robert Randolph, keyboardist John Medeski, bassist Chris Chew and drummer Cody Dickinson follow an appearance at this month’s Roots N Blues N BBQ Festival in Missouri with a cross-country, 14-show jaunt that begins at The Fillmore in San Francisco on October 1. The tour also hits L.A., Anaheim, Solana Beach, Las Vegas, Boulder, Denver, Chicago, Millvale, D.C., Glenside and NYC before it comes to a close at The Paradise in Boston on October 17.”
Announced Tour Dates
10/1 – The Fillmore – San Francisco, CA
10/2 – The Fillmore – San Francisco, CA
10/3 – The Fonda Theatre – Los Angeles, CA
10/4 – House Of Blues – Anaheim, CA
10/5 – Belly Up Tavern – Solana Beach, CA
10/6 – Brooklyn Bowl – Las Vegas, NV
10/9 – Boulder Theater – Boulder, CO
10/10 – Ogden Theatre – Denver, CO
10/12 – Concord Music Hall – Chicago, IL
10/13 – Mr. Small’s Theatre – Millvale, PA
10/14 – 9:30 Club – Washington DC
10/15 – Keswick Theater – Glenside, PA
10/16 – Webster Hall – New York, NY
10/17 – Paradise Rock Club – Boston, MA
“Paper Wheels, the new album from Trey Anastasio is now available for pre-order at Trey’s store and Phish Dry-Goods. The album will be released on October 30th on Rubber Jungle Records/ATO Records. Recorded at The Barn and inspired by the immediacy of Stax-era recordings, Trey Anastasio recorded the songs live, often in one or two takes. Paper Wheels was co-produced by Bryce Goggin and Trey, and mixed by Elliot Scheiner (Steely Dan, Van Morrison).
Paper Wheels will be offered as a deluxe limited edition that will include 180 gram 45 RPM 2x LP splatter vinyl and a die cut gatefold package with six unique sleeves. Only 4,000 of these special packages will be manufactured. A CD format and t-shirt bundles are also available for pre-order.
To celebrate the release of Paper Wheels, Trey Anastasio Band will embark on a short fall tour, kicking off with a two night stand at the Kings Theatre in Brooklyn on Oct 16th and 17th. The tour will then travel to the west coast and resume with two sold out shows night at Brooklyn Bowl in Las Vegas. The tour will conclude with a two night run at the Fillmore Auditorium in Denver.
Tickets for all shows will be available through a real time pre-sale beginning Thursday, August 27th at Noon ET and ending Wednesday, September 2nd at 5:00pm ET at Trey Tickets. Tickets will go on sale to the general public beginning Thursday, September 3rd. Please visit Trey.com for specific on sale dates and times.”
Fall Tour Dates
October 16 – Kings Theatre, Brooklyn, NY
October 16 – Kings Theatre, Brooklyn, NY
October 30 – Brooklyn Bowl, Las Vegas, NV – SOLD OUT
October 31 – Brooklyn Bowl, Las Vegas, NV – SOLD OUT
November 1 – House Of Blues, San Diego, CA
November 4 – The Wiltern, Los Angeles, CA
November 6 – Fox Theatre, Oakland, CA
November 7 – Fox Theatre, Oakland, CA
November 9 – Crystal Ballroom, Portland, OR
November 10 – Showbox SODO, Seattle, WA
November 12 – The Depot, Salt Lake City, UT
November 13 – Fillmore Auditorium, Denver, CO
November 14 – Fillmore Auditorium, Denver, CO
Selections from The String Cheese Incident’s 2015 Summer Tour – every show is available for purchase at LiveCheese.com.
“Miss Brown’s Teahouse” – 6/26/15 – Rothbury, MI
“MLT” – 7/03/15 – Quincy, CA
“Way That It Goes” – 6/28/15 – Rothbury, MI
“Until The Music’s Over” – 7/03/15 – Quincy, CA
“Howard” – 6/28/15 – Rothbury, MI
Railroad Earth’s 5th Annual Hangtown Halloween 2015 will be held October 22nd-25th in Placerville, CA. The 2015 lineup will feature Railroad Earth, Beats Antique, Yonder Mountain String Band, Lettuce, Rubblebucket, Fruition, Dead Winter Carpenters, Kung Fu, Zach Deputy & More!
From Umphrey’s McGee
“On a crisp October day in 2004, we rolled into the Bay Area for our second show ever at the legendary Great American Music Hall. If you have ever set foot inside those hallowed halls, you understand the “if these walls could talk” feeling that permeates the room. Home to countless legendary performances from Sonny Rollins to the Grateful Dead, the energy is undeniable. Our excitement about that show returns today as we roll out the previously unreleased, re-mastered matrix recording from the vault.
The show featured the debut of “Great American,” with the venue appropriately serving as the song’s namesake. Phil Lesh dropped by and joined in on “Robot World,” as well as the first rendition of “Franklin’s Tower” since 1998. Throw in “Divisions” > “Glory” > “Divisions” and some humorous banter about Blue Öyster Cult and you’ve got classic UM.
This archival release is available exclusively via UMLive.com in a variety of digital formats including lossless options. We’ve pressed a special three-disc set for those of you who like to exercise all your senses. In addition, we’re also reducing pricing on CDs across ALL SHOWS on UMLive.net. Finally, you can subscribe to UMLive.com and automatically have streaming access to this show as well as over a thousand others.
Check out the full set list here and thanks for supporting music. Happy listening!”
The original members of Grateful Dead have announced two additional shows at Levi’s Stadium in Santa Clara, California on June 27th and 28th, as part of their “Fare Thee Well: Celebrating 50 Years of Grateful Dead” run. Along with the three shows at Chicago’s Soldier Field on July 3rd, 4th, and 5th, the run will mark the original members’ last-ever performances together. The band will be joined by Trey Anastasio (guitar), Jeff Chimenti (keyboards), and Bruce Hornsby (piano) and perform two sets of music each night.
The band posted a letter to their fans today announcing the shows:
Although none of us knew it when we walked off the stage at Soldier Field on July 9, 1995, the Grateful Dead’s long strange trip ended in Chicago that night. As you are aware, twenty years later, we’re returning to Chicago to properly say Fare Thee Well.
But every good ending must start with a beginning. For us, it all began fifty years ago when we grabbed a bunch of instruments off the walls of a music store in Palo Alto California and began banging away on them in the back room, at night after the store had closed for the day.
Since we made the decision to go back to Chicago to say our final goodbye, it has become clear to us that we first need to return to our beginnings, where we first said hello – to each other and to all of you.
And so it is that we have decided to plug in for two additional shows on June 27 and 28 at Levi’s Stadium in Santa Clara, California – just a dozen miles south of where Dana Morgan’s Music Store once stood. At Levi’s – as at Soldier Field – we will have the pleasure of being joined by Trey Anastasio, Bruce Hornsby, and Jeff Chimenti.
Ours wasn’t just a long, strange trip – it was a VERY long, VERY strange trip. We weren’t sure what it was going to be like to put a punctuation mark on the end of it. None of us anticipated the overwhelming outpouring of love and interest following our initial announcement of the shows at Soldier Field, and we were blown away by the response.
We have tried to do the right thing wherever we could for the Chicago shows by honoring the roots of where we came from, while dealing with the realities of the current times. But that’s hardly comforting when you’re shut out of tickets and your only option is inflated prices on secondary ticketing websites. That would piss us off too.
From the moment these shows were first talked about, we have been thinking about what we could do to honor the roots of our Deadhead experience, even in the face of changing technologies. (Remember: Ticketmaster didn’t even go online until we got out of the game.) These shows were always intended as an expression of our gratitude, to both the music and the fans, so it’s important that we get things as right as we can.
We have always been proud of our in-house mail order ticketing process, and the phenomenal way our fans have built a tradition out of turning a standard envelope into a frame-worthy piece of art. Some 60,000 mail order tickets were issued for the Soldier Field shows by the good folks at Grateful Dead Ticket Sales – yet we were still crushed to see how many of your beautifully designed envelopes did not get tickets.
For shows of this magnitude, it’s impossible to eliminate every scalper. However, we offer you this: Working with our partners, we are using an online ticketing platform for the Levi’s shows that will help ensure that the tickets for these shows will get into the right hands, the hands of our true fans. We believe that this process is the best way to give each of you an equal opportunity to obtain tickets at the most affordable possible prices. We are proud to announce that 65,000 tickets per night will be available via the “online mail order” for the Levi’s shows. For the nuts and bolts, go to Dead50.net.
We will not be adding any more Fare Thee Well shows. The three Chicago shows will still be our final stand. We decided to add these two Santa Clara shows to enable more of our fans to celebrate with us one more time. But this is it.
We love you guys more than words can tell, and hope to see you in the Bay Area or Chicago. If you can’t make it to the shows, we are working on ways for you to still experience our Fare Thee Well, from wherever you might be. Stay tuned for those details.
Billy, Bobby, Mickey & Phil
“The Official 2015 Lightning in a Bottle Video, entitled Anything is Possible, shows us the impossible wonder that is LIB. Featuring music from performers Flume and the Ambassadeurs, this year’s video focuses on core tenants of Lightning in a Bottle: nature, growth and freedom of self-expression.”
“Director Russell Ward says, “With layers of creative expression artfully stacked on a base of positive intentions–capturing LIB’s essence is no easy task. The hard work of many artists came together in this piece.””
“As the West Coast’s premiere boutique festival, the tenth annual Lightning in a Bottle returns Memorial Day Weekend (May 21 – 25, 2015) to the San Antonio Recreation Area in Bradley, CA, featuring a lineup that includes Flume, SBTRKT, Panda Bear, Odesza, RL Grime, Thomas Jack, Tycho, GRiZ, John Digweed, Panda Bear, Lucent Dossier Experience, and speakers Neale Donald Walsch, Dennis McKenna, and Pema Khandro Rinpoche. They’ll be joined by over 300 more musicians and artists spread across three main stages, two yoga tents, and the Temple of Consciousness, delivering a transformational experience of a lifetime.””
“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