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Railroad Earth Announce Their 2015 Winter Tour

Railroad Earth Fall Tour 14

From RailroadEarth.com 
“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.”

Websites & Links: RailroadEarth.com | Facebook | YouTube

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Dark Star Jubilee 2013 Dates and Initial Lineup: Dark Star Orchestra, Mickey Hart Band, Yonder Mountain & More

All Good Presents the 2nd Annual Dark Star Jubilee 2013 Music Festival & Camp Out. Dark Star Orchestra will host the festival at Legend Valley in Thornville, OH from May 24th-26th, 2013. Tickets available now at DarkStarJubilee.com.

Dark Star Jubilee Lineup 2013: Dark Star Orchestra, Greensky Bluegrass, Karl Denson’s Tiny Universe, The Mickey Hart Band, The Wailers, The Werks, Yonder Mountain String Band, and Many more.

Websites & Links: DarkStarJubilee.comFacebook | Twitter | YouTubeNew_LineBreak

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Umphrey’s McGee 2013 Tour Dates – Celebrating 15 Years of Facemelting

Umphrey’s McGee 2013 Tour Dates:
1/16/13 Wed – The Town Ballroom in Buffalo, NY
1/17/13 Thu – Landmark Theatre in Syracuse, NY
1/18/13 Fri – Beacon Theatre in New York, NY
1/19/13 Sat – Fete Ballroom in Providence, RI
1/23/13 Wed – Ziggy’s in Winston-Salem, NC
1/24/13 Thu – The Fillmore in Charlotte, NC
1/25/13 Fri – Ritz Theatre in Raleigh, NC
1/26/13 Sat – The National in Richmond, VA
1/30/13 Wed – Tennessee Theatre in Knoxville, TN
1/31/13 Thu – Buster’s Billiards and Backroom in Lexington, KY
2/01/13 Fri – Orbit Room in Grand Rapids, MI
2/02/13 Sat – The Fillmore Detroit (State Theatre) in Detroit, MI
2/08/13 Fri – The Pageant in St. Louis, MO
2/09/13 Sat – The Pageant in St. Louis, MO
2/10/13 Sun – Bluebird in Bloomington, IN
2/15/13 Fri – LC Pavilion in Columbus, OH

Websites & Links: Umphreys.com | TourGigs.com | UMVideo


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Dark Star Jubilee Announces 2012 Lineup: DSO, Mickey Hart Band, Keller Williams & More

From DarkStarJubilee.com
All Good Presents the Dark Star Jubilee Music Festival & Campout August 31st-September 2nd, 2012. The three day festival will be held at Legend Valley (formerly Buckeye Lake Music Center) in Thornville, OH. Early-bird tickets are on sale now for $89.

Announced Lineup: Dark Star Orchestra (3 nights) • Mickey Hart Band7 WalkersKeller Williams • Jorma Kaukonen • Infamous StringdustersIvan Neville’s DumpstaphunkDonna the Buffalo • Donna Jean Godchaux Band w/Jeff Mattson • Perpetual GrooveBoomBoxCornmealGiant Panda Guerilla Dub Squad • David Gans • Jahman BrahmanRumpke Mountain Boys • The Spikedrivers • And More TBA

Websites & Links: DarkStarJubilee.com | DarkStarOrchestra.net

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Review ~ A Whole Lotta Midwest Phish Love (Part 1) by Matt Heredos

A Whole Lotta Midwest Phish Love by Matt Heredos
There are a few certainties during Midwestern Summers: corn will grow, temperatures will rise, and in all their active years since 1992, Midwest Phish will be plentiful. Phish’s 2012 summer tour is no different. Seven shows can be considered “Midwest” from the tour’s first leg alone, starting at Riverbend Music Center in Cincinnati, and ending with a return to historic Alpine Valley in Wisconsin for a pair of shows.

Going to multiple Phish shows in a short time span can seem redundant to the non-fan. Seeing the band perform is clearly the driving force behind traveling such great distances, but in reality, it is about so much more than seeing a band play. It’s about sharing experiences with longtime friends, and new acquaintances, all of whom are there for the exact same reasons you are, for the most part.

One the biggest reasons I choose to follow this band is because Phish takes you everywhere. Almost any place you would ever wish to visit, Phish will have a show close enough to any city, town, or festival you wish to explore.

Shows Attended:Bonnaroo, TN (6/10/12), Cincinnati, OH (6/22/12), Cuyahoga Falls, OH (6/24/12), Noblesville, IN (6/28/12), Noblesville, IN (6/29/12), East Troy, WI (6/30/12), East Troy, WI (7/1/12), Wantagh, NY (7/3/12), Wantagh, NY (7/4/12)

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Bonnaroo 6/10/12
Sometimes, as was the case this summer, that itch to see your favorite band can get the best of you. So much so, that you drive seven hours south to a show in which you currently have no way of getting into. At Bonnaroo 2009, I saw Phish for the very first time. Three years later, they would return to the farm down in Tennessee to close out the 2012 festival. As of 7:00 PM on 6/9/2012, three friends and I had mulled around the idea of going to Bonnaroo for the day on Sunday. With no work to get in the way, the adventure to Bonnaroo was too tempting to pass up.

The idea of waiting around the festival gates to catch people leaving early and buying their wristbands was tossed around, and amazingly, it worked. While I can’t fully endorse the ethics used in seeing this show, sometimes that itch to see your favorite band makes you do some bold and or stupid things. The show itself was a much expected “festival set,” but a “Down with Disease” opener into “Funky Bitch” was a great way to start a great night nonetheless.

The mention of seeing Kenny Rogers’ set prior to Phish was mentioned, but grabbing the best possible spot for Phish’s set took priority. We were all lucky enough to see Mr. Rogers share the stage with Phish for a sing-a-long version of The Gambler. It was quite a treat to see, even with the massive screens at Bonnaroo showing Rogers’ Botox filled face in great detail (which likely was rather, weird, for those fans hanging out with Lucy that evening).

The first set was rounded out in typical “festival set” fashion with a combo of new and old Phish set closers in “Backwards Down the Number Line,” and “Cavern.”. Set two saw one of the few songs that I have been “chasing” ever since I first saw them in concert in “Shafty.” Anyone who has attended Bonnaroo can tell you the mid-day heat can be “hell” to say the least. The highlight of the show came from an extended Carini-> Shafty. All in all, a fun show for a spur of the moment trip down south.

Highlights from Bonnaroo: Carini-> Shafty, Rock and Roll

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Riverbend 6/22/12
The 2012 run of Midwest Phish shows started in Cincinnati. By all accounts, shows like this one are the reason I, as well as many other people, choose to follow this band. A show with bustouts (including the first “Shaggy Dog” since ’95), extended improvisation, and on stage shenanigans should satisfy even the most jaded of vet’s pallets.

The show began with a song I have wished the band would open with for some time in “Wolfman’s Brother.” In the latter portions of the 1st set, Fishman goofed on the beginnings of “Poor Heart” and “Moma Dance”, and graciously took a bow, so we were treated to a slew of songs which all began with the drums. These songs contained three of my personal favorites in “Llama”, “Buffalo Bill”, and “Saw it Again.” A fantastic set, see you in “15” minutes.

Set two began with “Down with Disease,” the classic set two opener powerhouse. A decent jam was cut short for an oddly placed “Guelah Papyrus.” The “Kill Devil Falls” and “Twist” that followed contained some damn good jamming brah, the latter especially. “Sand,” arguably the most consistently well played song of leg 1, came soon after.

Sand lead its way into “Roggae” in a very interesting segue which some people love, others not so much. Three straight forward, and well played, rockers closed the set in “Carini,” “Chalk Dust Torture,” and “Golgi Apparatus.” A rare encore of “Fluffhead” closed out a fantastic show in the Nasty.

Highlights from Riverbend: Wolfman’s Brother, Peaches En Regalia, Saw it Again, Kill Devil Falls > Twist, Sand > Roggae, Fluffhead

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Blossom 6/24/12
The 23rd was a day for roller coasters and other shenanigans for this Midwest crew. A fun time, but I guess you really aren’t supposed to miss a Burgettstown show. Sunday saw Phish’s return to the site of arguably their top 2011 performance overall, Blossom Music Center surrounded by Cuyahoga National Park. If ever you find yourself close to Cuyahoga, you should take some time to explore your surroundings, you’ll thank me later.

Sunday’s show had some fun moments, but if ever a show had a “Sunday” feel to it, this was that show. The only things that stuck out from the first set were a well-played “The Wedge,” the pleasant “Corinna,” and a goofy “Meatstick” with onstage dancers from the crowd. Some of the dancers had no clue how to execute a proper meatstick dance, for shame.

Set two began with a nice combination of “Golden Age” and “Ghost.” They brought out the big “G”uns to start, :: ba dum chink:: The Stones cover of “Sweet Virginia” mellowed things out but was a treat to here. A mid second set “Tweezer” will always bring a smile to my face, this one brought a lot of laughter as well (Don’t forget to eat your pudding).

A rocking opening segment gave way to an interesting jam filled with “Under Pressure” AND “Ice Ice Baby” teases (Theirs goes, ours goes, theirs goes, ours goes….). When no one seemed to know the lyrics to “Under Pressure” Trey stated: “Well, this is going nowhere, let’s get a bunch of girls up here to dance around to the Meatstick! Yeah!” A return to the melody of “Meatstick” was played briefly. One of their stronger covers in “Walk Away” came next.

After a strong showing in Walk Away, the set relaxed greatly. I was happy to take a breather after a rough few days of travel and couch hopping, but those wanting to keep their dancing shoes may have been hoping for more. A “Loving Cup” “Tweezer Reprise” encore closed the book on this fun, relaxing, Sunday show. See you back home !

Highlights from Blossom: The Wedge, Meatstick, Ghost, Tweezer, Walk Away

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Deer Creek 1, 6/28/12
Taking a year off from the classic Deer Creek and Alpine run was heartbreaking for the home town folks of each venue. (Although three fantastic nights at UIC last year were a great change of pace). These two sweltering hot nights in Noblesville, Indiana proved why you never miss a Deer Creek show.

A TAB staple “The Birdwatcher” seemed to shrink the venue down to size for the relatively undersold DC show. What followed next was a treat for many, arguably (with myself) my favorite Phish song, “The Curtain With.” The highly sought after rocker “Fuck your Face” came next, followed by one of the top things on my very dorky Phish wish list: An “Old Home Place” at the old home place. Other well-played rarities filled the set such as “Pebbles and Marbles”, “Weigh”, a very fitting “Cool it Down”, and “Tela.”

Set two was a lot of fun. Period. A song I’ll be glad to hear any night, no matter the length, “Mike’s Song”, opened things up. It transitioned to a very well played duo of “McGrupp and the Watchful Hosemasters” and “Back on the Train.” The always goofy Phish sandwich of “Hold Your Head Up” and a Fishman sang cover were next.

Fingers were crossed for a cover of Prince’s “Purple Rain” which was last played at Deer Creek ’99. We did get one of my other favorite Fish tunes, Syd Barrett’s “Bike.” After Fish aimlessly ran around the stage for the closing end of “HYHU,” Mike brought us into “Weekapaug Groove;” forever and always, one of my favorite songs. Even this version where we saw Jon Fishman pick up Trey’s guitar and makes awful, yet hilarious, noises. Fishman would retake the wheel on drums which would lead to a fairly well played latter half of the groove.

The “4th quarter” of DC night one saw some of my favorite moments from the entire run. An exceptional “Waves” that ever so gently transitioned into “Bug” were pure bliss. A well-played, energetic “David Bowie” closed out set two. A song some love, others take breathers for “Show of Life” started the encore. Another solid Reprise closed out a great return to one of the best places to see this band play.

Highlights from Deer Creek (Night 1): The Curtain With, McGrupp and the Watchful Hose Masters-> Back on the Train, Waves > Bug, David Bowie

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Part 2 coming soon!

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

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Looking Back at All Good 2012 ~ Reviews, Videos, Audio & Setlists

Reviews & Photos

Audio & Setlists

Websites & Links: AllGoodFestival.com | Facebook | Twitter | Myspace | Soundcloud

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All Good Festival Announces Round 4 of Artists

Round 4: Dark Star OrchestraLarry Keel & Natural Bridge • Jerry Joseph & The Jackmormons • Passafire • The Devil Makes Three • Corey Harris & The Rasta Blues Experience • RubblebucketThe Pimps of Joytime • Red Wanting Blue • Moon Hooch • Cris Jacobs Band • And More TBA
Round 3: Yonder Mountain String BandConspiratorALOElephant RevivalThe Macpodz • Dirtfoot • Yellow Dubmarine

Websites & Links: AllGoodFestival.com | Facebook | Twitter | Myspace | Soundcloud

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All Good Music Festival Announces Initial 2012 Lineup

The All Good Music Festival & Campout has announced 2012 dates and the new location, July 19-22 at Legend Valley in Thornville, OH. The lineup has just been announced…
The Allman Brothers BandPhil Lesh & FriendsThe Flaming LipsBob Weir & Bruce Hornsby featuring special guest Branford Marsalis • Michael Franti & SpearheadLotusG. Love & Special SauceGalacticShpongle presents The MasqueradeMickey Hart BandTrampled by TurtlesSOJARailroad EarthPapadosioThe WerksThe Wood BrothersLettuce • The Lumineers • Everyone Orchestra • The Rex Jam • AND MANY MANY MANY MORE! STAY TUNED!

Websites & Links: AllGoodFestival.com | Facebook | Twitter | Myspace | Soundcloud

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Umphrey’s McGee Summer Tour 2012

Umphrey’s McGee Summer Tour 2012 Dates:
​7.1 Stone Pony Summer Stage, Asbury Park, NJ*
​7.3 Kresge Audtiorium, Interlochen, MI*
​7.4 Moonlite Gardens, Cincinnati, OH*
​7.5 CEFCU Center Stage at the Landing, Peoria, IL*
7.6 Weekend at Harmony, Geneva, MN Two Set Festival Performance
​7.7 White River State Park, Indianapolis, IN*
​7.28-29 Catalpa NYC Music Festival, New York, NY Two Set Festival Performance
8.6-10 sUMmer School at Full Moon Resort, Big Indian, NY
​8.10 Higher Ground, South Burlington, VT
​8.11 The Klein, Bridgeport, CT
​8.12 moe.down 13, Turin, NY
​8.24-26 Summer Set Music Festival, Somerset, WI
​8.30 Crossroads, Kansas City, MO
​8.31 Green Mountain Eco Fest, Eldridge, MO
9.1-2 North Coast Music Festival, Chicago, IL​
​9.5 Jefferson Theater, Charlottesville, VA
​9.6 The Norva, Norfolk, VA
​9.7 Greenfield Lake Amphitheatre, Wilmington, NC
​9.8 Pisgah Brewery, Black Mountain, NC
​9.12 Simon Estes Amphitheater, Des Moines, IA
​9.13 Sumtur Amphitheater, Omaha, NE
9.14 Red Rocks Amphitheatre, Morrison, CO (w/ Railroad Earth)
​9.15 Boulder Theatre, Boulder, CO
​9.19 Workplay Soundstage, Birmingham, AL
​9.20 Minglewood Hall, Memphis, TN
​9.21 Ryman Auditorium, Nashville, TN
​9.22 Iroquois Amphitheater, Louisville, KY

* With very special guests G. Love & Special Sauce

Websites & Links: Umphreys.com | UMLive.com | UMVideo
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Umphrey’s McGee Announces 2012 Death By Stereo Tour

Umphrey's McGee - Death By Stereo Tour 2012

Pre-sale via UMTicketing begins 3/30 at NOON CT.

Death By Stereo Tour
​4.12 Music Farm, Charleston, SC
​4.13 Georgia Theatre- A Stew Art Event
​4.13 Georgia Theatre, Athens, GA (SOLD OUT)
​4.14 House of Blues, New Orleans, LA
​4.17 George’s Majestic, Fayetteville, AR
​4.18 George’s Majestic, Fayetteville, AR
​4.19 Cain’s Ballroom, Tulsa, OK
​4.20 Stubb’s BBQ, Austin, TX
​4.21 House of Blues, Dallas, TX
​4.27 UMBowl III, Chicago IL (SOLD OUT)
5.18-20 Hangout Music Festival, Gulf Shores, AL
5.25-27 Summer Camp Music Festival, Chillicothe, IL
5.31-6.3 Wakarusa, Ozark, AK
6.7-10 Bonnaroo Music Festival, Manchester, TN
​6.21-24 Re:Generation Festival, North Plains, OR
​6.28 Lewis Ginter Botanical Gardens, Richmond, VA
​6.29 Outside the Factory, Philadelphia, PA – With G. Love & Special Sauce
​6.30 Bank of America Pavilion, Boston, MA – With G. Love & Special Sauce
​7.1 Stone Pony Summer Stage, Asbury Park, NJ – With G. Love & Special Sauce
​7.3 Kresge Audtiorium, Interlochen, MI – With G. Love & Special Sauce
​7.4 Moonlite Gardens, Cincinnati, OH – With G. Love & Special Sauce
​7.7 White River State Park, Indianapolis, IN – With G. Love & Special Sauce
​7.28-29 Catalpa NYC Music Festival, New York, NY
8.6-10 sUMmer School at Full Moon Resort, Big Indian, NY
​9.14 Red Rocks Amphitheatre, Morrison, CO – With Railroad Earth
​9.15 Boulder Theatre, Boulder, CO
11.8-11 ​Bear Creek Music and Arts Festival, Live Oak, FL
12.17-21 Mayan Holidaze, Tulum, MEX

Websites & Links: Umphreys.com | Facebook | Twitter | YouTube | Archive.org


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Festival Review ~ The Werk Out Music & Arts Festival 2011

Day 1 ~ Thursday Sept. 8th

Days prior to the Werk Out Music Festival the weather was looking a little worrisome with predictions of scattered thunderstorms everyday. I packed my long-sleeve shirts, multiple pairs of pants, gloves, and a hat to stay warm through the cold nights. However, it was by far the best weather a music festival could every hope for. Sunny skies peered over the festival all three days, and we were all graced with random cloud cover and a gracious breeze. The festival was set on a 100 acre park owned and operated by a descendant of the Historic Shawnee Nation in Ohio.

Originally supposed to open for the festival, Blue Moon Soup, a newer folk bluegrass band, took the stage before Psychedelphia. The band hails from Ohio and recently got together in 2010. They were a younger group of musicians: a fiddler, mandolin player, upright bassist, and guitar and were  full of energy on stage and off. I found that they even enjoy playing their instruments on top of vehicles or simply by a fire. They truly possess the bluegrass spirit.

The first time I feel in love with Psychedelphia was at The 2010 Muncie Springfest Music Festival in Indiana. I was absolutely stoked to see they were traveling back to the Midwest. They have an amazing sound that is full of funk, blues, and psychedelic rhythms that rock your soul. The kinda have the ability to put you in a giddy state. Psychedelphia was a great closer for Thursday with crazy lights and endless jams that kept us dancing all night.

Day 2 ~ Friday Sept. 9th

Friday, I woke to the hot sun beating down on my tent. My friends and I made a shelter with a tarp and two sticks; the best festie approach to obtain the much needed shade. I proceeded to roam through the festival grounds to find the Wuhnurth stage and see how big the grounds stretched. I trailed to the back of the woods and found great views and nice shade from the sun. The Wuhnurth stage was nestled in the far back with tarps and stringing lights around the stage. The Wuhnurth stage had lushes trees and greenery all around; perfect to find your inner chi during yoga in the morning. I headed back to camp to make breakfast and had the company of Oh Kee Pa, a Phish cover band to groove to.

The Folkadelics brought a little Sublime reggae flavor with hip-hop and a little beat-boxing mixed in. The three part vocal harmonies from Sam, Danny, and Gavin brought a lot variety to their songs. The band played gentle melodic songs during their day set. They generally tour the Northeast area and visit Ohio often, so keep your eye out.

Also playing a day set were The Mantras who brought a relaxing mysterious feel to my body. They seemed to have just enough of the “It” factor to get those late risers to the stage. Their jamming rock n’ roll sound kept my mind drifting off into jam heaven.

After the beginning of The Mantras, I traveled to the Wuhnurth Stage to see Catch Curtis, who hail from Muncie, Indiana. It has been quite some time since I experienced one of their shows and was stoked to see them. The band is a four piece with electrifying keys from Ashton Kleemann, amazing six string shredder Matt Parkison, trippi guitar by Josh Lockwood, and the banging drum beats. The band has jazz theory in their background while combining funk and experimental jam to make a fusion frenzy.

The night was started off right with a set from Kyle Hollingworth Band. The set was great and Hollingsworth  even sang a new song that he didn’t even know the lyrics to. He reminded the audience of this when grabbing a setlist make sure to ask because you may actually be taking sheet notes! The festival got a little taste of Hollingworth’s second solo ablum called “Then There’s Now,” which was released mid September.

EOTO, members of String Cheese Incident Jason Hann and Michael Travis, followed their fellow SCI bandmate Kyle Hollingsworth on stage with an electronic dub mix. These masterminds had everyone getting down with some nasty beats. They covered “How Low can You Go,” as well as a Phil Collins song and had the crowd eating out of their hands. Electronic music sure has come a long way.

The host band, The Werks, were blasting lasers in our faces all night on Friday. It was a full show including: rage sticks, acrobatics dangling next to the stage, and fire being shot in the air. The crowd was full of energy and postive vibes. Highlights from the set include battling of percussions between Jason Hann from EOTO and Aaron Armstrong from The Werks. Also, Johnny Neel from the Allman Bros and Norman Dimitrouleas from The Werks jammed together on a single keyboard. A fact I did not know about Johnny Neel is he’s partially blind. While sharing the keyboard Norman would try to guide Johnny during transitions.

Friday night ended with Everyone Orchestra and Matt Butler conducting with his magnificent erase board. This turned out to be one of my favorite summer performances and was by far one of the top sets all weekend. This was a complete improv-set with all the members from String Cheese Incident except Bill Nershi and Keith Moseley, Jamie Janover from Zilla, and the featured band The Werks. Butler encouraged the audience to whisper and scream in unison with the orchestras fat funky bass lines and disco drum kicks. Butler does a great job of making you feel like you’re in the band; the evenings crowd was in full participation.

Day 3 ~ Saturday Sept. 10th

Saturday started with an amazing yoga journey at the Wuhnurth Stage. It was incredibly peaceful with trees blowing in the wind and the sound of nature awakening our souls. There aren’t many better ways to start a day!

The Floorwalkers, reign from Columbus Ohio. They brought a great bluesy rock set to brighten my day before The Twin Cats took the stage. The Floorwalkers are led by the amazing soulful voice of Jonathan Elliott. A man singing reggae tunes that can make you feel like your in a blues bar. Be sure to check them out October 21st at Radio Radio in Indianapolis.

A sound they like to call, Face Funk, The Twin Cats bring face melting funk straight to your core. Combining synth-driven antics, an upbeat sax, and fat bass. These boys hail from Indianapolis and set the bar for the rest of the evening.

The amazing and talented Donna Jean Godchaux Band with Jeff Mattson was truly an honor to see perform. Gorgeous white hair flowed around Donna’s face while rockin’ on stage. Her presence was unmatched as she brought beauty, grace, and a beaming smile. You can tell she was entranced by the atmosphere and happy to take part in such a great music festival. 

Saturday night was filled with Donna Jean Godchaux being able to play with her own band and then joining Dark Star Orchestra. This was exciting to hear her bring back The Jerry Garcia Band tunes she once did vocals for. It was a full Grateful Dead and Jerry Garcia experience with DSO. Since this amazing opportunity arose, set times were pushed back and bands played longer than scheduled. It was an astonishing time which is actually hard to put into words. I felt like I was viewing the past with the present staring me in the face.

As sets were pushed back, The Werks played a tremendous set while bringing Donna Jean Godchaux, Jeff Mattson from Dark Star Orchestra, and Johnny Neel on stage. A big thanks was given by Chris Houser to everyone who contributed their hard work and made such a great event take place. In conclusion, everyone who was in attendance for The Werks set. It was as if we were all welcomed home and into their family. It was a great warm feeling you don’t find at larger festivals and something The Werks family obviously takes pride in.
Roevy was still to play one of the late night sets. As the set was starting to begin, the crowd noticed the volume was set lower. Starting to chant “turn it up” and demanding more bass, one of the members from Roevy decided to blare his speaker to emphasize the need for the volume to be turned up. They had a great turn out and the crowd raged even harder due to the volume being so soft.
Eumatik scheduled to play at 2:30 A.M. didn’t get on stage till 4:30 in the morning. I was definitely not going to miss this epic dance party. As Chris Houser has been known to say during every Werks set, “Now is the time to TAKE A STEP BACK.” Ashton Kleemann on keyboards worked wonders and recorded Chris saying this during their set and later sampled Chris saying this which created a mind blowing realization.

Eumatik was by far the best late night set all weekend. A Eumatik set is never the same with improvisational skills in jazz, dub, disco- fever, and trance. This kept many of us raging in full force all night long. The festival could not have ended any better. If you haven’t seen these guys, please check out their opening set for Papadosio, Wednesday October 12 at the Lafayette Theater.

Day 4 ~ Sunday Sept. 11th
After a short rest I woke up Sunday morning packed my home and headed back to Indiana before the rain made a surprise visit. Again, thank you Werk Out for an amazing time and welcoming me into your family! See you next year. 🙂

Written by The Kels Monster

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The 2nd Annual Rootwire Music & Arts Festival August 4th-7th, 2011

The 2nd Annual Rootwire Music & Arts Festival
“A Gathering Like no Other….. Papadosio is proud to present their second annual Rootwire Music And Arts Festival happening August 4th – August 7th in beautiful Logan, Ohio at Kaeppner’s Woods. Rootwire is a festival for the Freedom Fighter in all of us. It is a gathering of those who want to see change and reciprocate it. Welcome to the only festival that treats all art equal and all in attendance as VIPs.
Rootwire, brought to you directly by the members of Papadosio, was designed from the ground up as a means to show that big headliner names and corporate sponsorships are not what makes or breaks a festival. We have assembled the nation’s best up and coming transcendental artists, and will put them on the biggest and best stage/soundsystem they will be on this summer, in order to show that it is not who you are that counts, it is the quality of your art and the deepness of your message.
The festival will feature 50+ Musical Acts, 50+ Visual Artists, 3 Stages, a massive live art circus tent, a Silent Disco Stage with 2 mixes at a time, massive art installations, graffiti walls, raised hooping and poi stands in front of all stages, body painting, Tipi Ceremonial Center, workshops, speakers, morning Yoga/Meditation, shower house with hot water, fresh water taps all over the grounds, forest lighting, camp by your car or camp in the shaded woods – you choose.” From Rootwire
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2011 Entire Lineup: Papadosio – 3 full sets! Acoustic, Electric, and Live PA * Emancipator * Bluetech * Kilowatts * Invisible Allies – Special Bluetech and Kilowatts Combo Set * The Werks * The Malah * Zoogma * Ultraviolet Hippopotamus * RoeVy * Up Until Now * Govinda * Damn Right * Octopus Nebula * Jimkata * The Twin Cats * EP3 * The Coop * Silo Effect * Eumatik * The Skeetones * Deaf Scene * Nala * EarthCry * Artpetrio * Catch Curtis * Strange Arrangement * Steez * Headstash * Sonic Spank * Jahman Brahman * Third Nature * Sweet Earth * Pharaoh Loosey * Elemental Groove Theory * First Street Heat * Shankbones * Jones 4 Revival * Kyü-bik * SixDollarSuit * The Greens * Nick Noyes * MRU * Infinite * Geometry * Armozel * Labyrinth * Aquarium * Embryonic Fluid * Bitch Please * Benigma * Rahbee * The Lorax Tree * aFugate * FlipNasty * Ginja Moloko * Kalidescope Jukebox * Garganta * pH factor
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Remembering Rootwire 2010

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Websites & Links: RootwireFestival.com | Facebook | Myspace | Papadosio.com

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