Category: California

Ethan Tucker Releases “Free EP Acoustic in LA”

“Olympia, WA bred singer/songwriter Ethan Tucker has come a long way in his 24 years. Having already self-released his first two albums, Ethan is poised to release his next full length studio album Misunderstood, produced by Mario Caldato Jr (Beastie Boys, Tone Loc) sometime in 2015 with indie label, Controlled Substance Sound Labs.

In the meantime, Tucker has shared a FREE EP ACOUSTIC IN LA with fans via his website The EP is comprised of 3 originals (from forthcoming album Misunderstood), a version of The Police’s “Roxanne,” Bon Iver’s “Flume.””

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Lightning In A Bottle 2015 Announce Lead Visual Designer

Lightning In A Bottle 2015

“The Do LaB has announced that IS050 (Scott Hansen of Tycho) will be the lead visual designer for Lightning in a Bottle 2015, California’s premiere transformational music festival. ISO50 will have his clean, colorful touch on everything from the website to the lineup flyer.

Lightning in a Bottle just released their first image from IS050, who was given a blank canvas to showcase his unique design style and preview what is to come for next year’s festival. IS050’s design was built off a photo from photographer and friend Daniel Zetterstrom, whose photo was selected for its focus on individual experiences within a communal setting that has come embody LiB. Also, the water pail that one of the characters is holding signifies the festival’s connection to the environment and its role to improve/educate California amid the drought.

ISO50 also produces music under the name Tycho, creating dreamy atmospheric music that has garnered admiration from music critics and fans across the globe, highlighted by the release of one of 2014’s standout albums Awake.

The Do LaB has been a fan of Scott Hansen’s work, both musically and visually, for years and after performing at LiB as Tycho for the first time in 2013 Hansen immediately fell in love with the festival. In his own words:

“A lot of my friends have been going to LIB for years and I’ve always wanted to go. When we finally got a chance to play the festival I immediately felt a sense of community that was very inspiring. When LIB contacted me about designing some images for them it seemed like a perfect opportunity to apply the aesthetic I’ve been developing for Tycho to a physical space. I was really inspired by the images my friend, photographer Daniel Zetterstrom, had captured of the event the year prior and set about incorporating them into a sort of idealized vision of what a gathering of people around art and music could be. I tried to create images that felt less literal and more like the memories people would take away from the event.”

Stay tuned for full festival details for Lightning in a Bottle coming December 17th.”

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Announcing Umphrey’s McGee Winter Tour 2015

Umphreys - Fall Tour 2014
Tickets and umVIP packages will go on sale Friday, October 24th through UM Ticketing at 12:00 pm CT/1:00 pm ET. Public on sale will begin Thursday, October 30th at 12:00 pm CT/1:00 pm ET for most dates.

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Phish Announce Fall Tour 2014

From Phish

“There’s a reason Phish’s Summer trek only takes the band as far west as Commerce City, CO (where Phish will wrap things up with a trio of Labor Day weekend shows). The band will kick off a 12-date Fall tour that will take them to seven cities in the west beginning October 17 with its first-ever show at Matthew Knight Arena in Eugene, OR. Phish will play two consecutive nights at Santa Barbara Bowl (October 21 & 22), a venue Phish first played supporting Santana in 1992, and its first show at Los Angeles’ Forum since Valentine’s Day 2003. The tour will conclude with Phish’s first shows at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas. The three-night stand begins on Halloween night.
An online ticket request period for the Fall Tour is currently underway at and will end Sunday, August 3 at midnight ET. Tickets will go on sale to the general public beginning August 7. For complete ticketing details, please visit”

Tour Dates
10/17 Matthew Knight Arena, Eugene, OR
10/18 Key Arena, Seattle, WA
10/21 Santa Barbara Bowl, Santa Barbara, CA
10/22 Santa Barbara Bowl, Santa Barbara, CA
10/24 The Forum, Los Angeles, CA
10/25 Sleep Train Amphitheatre, San Diego, CA
10/27 Bill Graham Civic Auditorium, San Francisco, CA
10/28 Bill Graham Civic Auditorium, San Francisco, CA
10/29 Bill Graham Civic Auditorium, San Francisco, CA
10/31 MGM Grand, Las Vegas, NV
11/01 MGM Grand, Las Vegas, NV
11/02 MGM Grand, Las Vegas, NV

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Video ~ The Do Lab Presented by Fest300 at Coachella 2014

From Do LaB

For the 10th consecutive year, both The Do LaB and Lucent Dossier Experience provided the heart and soul to Coachella 2014. The Do LaB’s hand crafted stage/installation masterpiece was seemingly dropped on site from the inner fibers of the most vibrant sunsets and darkest nights. It was accompanied by an excellently curated music lineup which included Odesza, LowRIDERz, Sweater Beats, Slow Magic, Kraddy plus many more, as well as their famous misting guns that kept the crowds cool under the Coachella sun.
Lucent Dossier Experience plunged their eager audience into their world of mystifying magic at The Do LaB stage on Friday night and closed out the entire festival on the Gobi stage on Sunday night. Both performances delivered a totally unique and unparalleled energy that left festival-goers stunned and inspired as they stepped back into the world outside. Through a synthesis of heart pounding music and outrageous acrobatics, a new era of Coachella performance art was born. As a window into a new vision of humanity, Lucent Dossier Experience crafted a portal in which such otherworldly conceptions could be realized by all who attended.
As your guide to the best 300 festivals in the world, Fest300 captured the magic of The Do LaB and Lucent Dossier in this beautiful video or visit the Fest300 website and Facebook page.
To get more from The Do LaB and Lucent Dossier Experience, come experience their magic at The Do LaB’s 9th Lightning in a Bottle festival this memorial day weekend near Monterey, California. Plus look out for announcements on Lucent Dossier’s North American summer tour at Check out August Bradley’s images of Lucent Dossier here and The Darkness After (new film) and Lucent Dossier Gateway Video.
If you’re looking for more action from The Do LaB before LIB next month, check out the LiB pre-parties starting April 25 and in the weeks leading up to Lightning in a Bottle! Check out the LiB Website and LiB Facebook for info more on those.”

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Video ~ Huck Finn Jubilee 2014


“String Cheese Incident will headline 2 nights at the Huck Finn Jubilee in Ontario, CA (just outside Los Angeles). Billed as “California’s Jam & Bluegrass Festival”, the Huck Finn Jubilee boasts an incredible lineup of legendary bluegrass artists including The Del McCoury Band, Dr. Ralph Stanley, Sam Bush & much more! 
Tickets start at just $35 per day, and there are also premium travel packages available. In addition to incredible music and included FREE with the price of admission, Huck Finn Jubilee’s unique festival site hosts a variety of family friendly activities – bluegrass workshops, craft vendors, fishing derbies, line dancing, river raft building, a waterpark on site and much more – all FREE with every ticket!”
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