There’s no denying that David Bowie’s influences have been felt across a spectrum of musical styles. One of his funkiest singles, “Fame,” always featured something of an electronic element to it, which certainly served as an inspiration for Austin-based future funk group Resonant Frequency.These up and comers have put their fresh spin on the Bowie classic, releasing an exciting remix and blends the original “Fame” with some out-of-this-world spacey funk goodness. It’s rare that a remix captures both the elements of old and new so well, but Resonant Frequency has certainly achieved that balance with their new release.Get down to Resonant Frequency’s remix of “Fame” below:Be sure to follow along with the band on their website, and stay tuned for their exciting Zoogma remix for that band’s upcoming release!
Beloved rockers My Morning Jacket return with their annual One Big Holiday event, spanning from February 4-7 at the Hard Rock Hotel in Riviera Maya, MX. Today, they have announced a great lineup for the festival, with Gary Clark Jr., The Head and the Heart, Kurt Vile & The Violators, Preservation Hall Jazz Band, Deer Tick, and Lucius. MMJ will also perform three shows throughout the weekend.Not only that, but Carl Broemel will perform a sunset set, and Tune-Yards’ Merrill Garbus will be on hand for a late night DJ set. Between all of this music, late-night jams and a bevy of artist-hosted activities, workshops, poolside games, cooking demos, theme nights throughout the weekend, MMJ fans will not want to miss this unique excursion experience.In a statement, the band wrote, “We are thrilled to return to our One Big Holiday adventure! With only the fondest of memories from our previous years scaling the cosmos of the Riviera Maya, we can’t wait to rejoin such a magical place with some of our favorite people. Excited to see our pals, old and new, all come together for music, art, magic and celebrating this thing we call life!”For more information, head to the official website. The on-sale date is June 8th at 12 PM Eastern.
Last night, Bob Weir brought his “Campfire Tour” to the Tower Theater in Upper Darby, PA, playing a great show that memorably included a show-closing sit-in from Joe Russo and Tom Hamilton on “Not Fade Away.” On paper, the setlist was truly great, mixing Grateful Dead classics with cowboy tunes from Weir’s new solo album Blue Mountain. However, there was one moment that didn’t make it onto the setlist page.According to WXPN The Key, Weir also had the honor of officiating a wedding during the setbreak of last night’s performance. When Philly Live Nation head Geoff Gordon informed Weir of his plans for a surprise wedding, the Grateful Dead guitarist made himself available to officiate the ceremony. Our heartfelt congratulations to Geoff and Sayeeda Gordon on their new marriage!Bob Weir continues his tour tomorrow night, October 14th, with a performance at Brooklyn’s Kings Theatre.
At last year’s Brooklyn Comes Alive, Break Science’s Adam Deitch and Borahm Lee joined forces with Marc Brownstein and Aron Magner on the Disco Biscuits to for a brand new collaborative project: [Br]eaking [Bi]scuits. The new “supergroup” proved to be a huge success, and went on to book a run of dates earlier this year, including a mini-tour in the Northeast including stops in Syracuse, Washinton, D.C. and, of course, back where it all started in Brooklyn.Breaking Biscuits Bring Out Their Best For The Brooklyn Bowl [Photos]As the band prepares for what will likely be their largest performance to date at this weekend’s Electric Forest, Deitch has shared a brand new animated video for their electronic future-funk track “Attack!” featuring dancing green CGI aliens, 70’s art-pop music video clips, a synthesizer-playing cat, and other assorted snippets of space-age psychedelia. You can watch new video for [Br]eaking [Bi]scuits’ “Attack!” below, via the band’s YouTube page:“It’s an original song I produced for the band with added parts from the #BREAKINGBISCUITS boys,” Deitch tells L4LM. “We have been playing a lot of Daft Punk vibes at the shows and this was my attempt at an original song based on that sound, but a little more fun and funky.” He continues, “My girlfriend Carla and I had so much fun during the process of her making the video. We laughed our faces off at all these funny images we included during the song. She’s an incredibly talented graphic artist and video collage maker and I’m excited for people (and kids) to see her work!”Deitch, Lee, Magner, and Brownstein will perform at Electric Forest this weekend in their first-ever major festival set. As Brownstein proclaimed in an interview with Live For Live Music about the project last year, “It’s gonna be the bomb. Deitch is the best. You know anytime youre playing with Deitch, whatever it is, it’s gonna be great. With those dudes, it’s like butter.” Those heading to Sherwood Forest can look forward to some buttery, broken biscuits when the band hits the Jubilee Stage tomorrow night at 10:45pm. You can take a look at the full lineup and schedule for this weekend’s Electric Forest here.
Today, it was tragically revealed that Daisy Berkowitz (also known as Scott Putesky), a co-founding member of and guitarist for Marilyn Manson (also known as Brian Warner), has died at the age of 49 following an ongoing battle with colon cancer since his diagnosis in 2013. Berkowitz formed Marilyn Manson & The Spooky Kids with Manson in 1989 in Ft. Lauderdale, Florida, and took his stage name from Daisy Duke of Dukes Of Hazzard and serial killer David Berkowitz.At the project’s inception, Berkowitz played guitar, bass, keys, and drum machine, though he also offered Manson vocal advice and taught him about the recording process. After scrapping their initial attempt at a debut album, Marilyn Manson & The Spooky Kids’ joined forces with Nine Inch Nails’ Trent Reznor, who helped them produce 1994’s Portrait of an American Family. Berkowitz left the group citing creative differences in 1996 as the band was recording 1996’s Antichrist Superstar, though Berkowitz still received credit for six tracks of the record.Berkowitz began to perform under his birth initials SMP after his departure from Marilyn Manson, eventually joining riot grrl band Jack Off Jill in 1998. Today, Jack Off Jill confirmed Putesky’s death via its Facebook page. Rest in peace, Scott. [H/T Consequence of Sound]
Beanstalk Music & Mountains Festival is one of Colorado’s standout summer music festivals. With the beloved event entering its sixth year in 2018, Beanstalk is looking to be better than ever when it returns to Eagle County, Colorado’s Rancho Del Rio from June 28th through 30th. With the host band, Magic Beans, on deck for three nights of performances, plus a stacked lineup of nationally renowned and regional acts and a focus on super jams, Beanstalk has dialed in a truly impressive weekend of music.In addition to Magic Beans’ host sets and the annual “Beanstalk All-Star Superjam” chock full of high-profile players in the scene, this year, Beanstalk has curated a lineup featuring headliners Horseshoes & Hand Grenades and Aqueous in addition to Octave Cat, a side project featuring Jesse Miller of Lotus, Eli Winderman of Dopapod, and Charlie Patierno; Ghost Light, the highly anticipated new band featuring Holly Bowling and Tom Hamilton; Cory Wong of Vulfpeck; and Eminence Ensemble. The initial lineup is rounded out with sets by Mungion, Cycles (two sets), Lespecial (an original set and a “Lespecial Does Primus” set), Amoramora, Yak Attack, The Jauntee, and more.Add to this lineup the festival’s gorgeous location, intimate setting, and bountiful activities to fill your day, and the festival easily tops the list of can’t-miss events in Colorado this summer. Given that Beanstalk Music & Mountains Festival is one of the best-kept secrets of the Rocky Mountain West, for those uninitiated, we want to give you the lowdown on exactly what makes this event so special. Read on for a list of five of our favorite things about the festival and exactly why Beanstalk is so special.1. The LineupIt’s nice to see a lineup that’s so tailormade for fans of live music. All the performers on the bill are known for outstanding live shows, though Beanstalk has clearly cemented itself as a festival focused on jams—something not necessarily surprising given its hosts. However, the festival does a great job of mixing it up, finding artists (both local and national), that appeal to attendees’ broader music sensibilities by offering tastes of funk, jamtronica, and more. Furthermore, the event should get props for its dedication to fostering its local music community, bringing other local Colorado acts outside Magic Beans—like Eminence Ensemble, Cycles, The Jauntee, and Amoramora—up with it.2. The Super Jams & Sit-InsBeanstalk Music & Mountains Festival has created a unique environment full of musical surprises. Given the festival’s intimate vibe, there’s an underlying sense of camaraderie among its artists, making for open jams on stage with tons of guest sit-ins. This focus on sharing the stage is cemented by the Beanstalk All-Star Superjam, which specifically invites out big-name musicians in the scene to join the other musicians on hand for the event. This year, the super jam will feature Marc Brownstein and Aron Magner of The Disco Biscuits, Dave Watts of The Motet, Matt Jalbert of TAUK, and more, further augmenting the festival’s already top-notch musical lineup.3.The VenueTaking place at Rancho Del Rio, Beanstalk Music & Mountains festival has found a home at one of the most gorgeous venues in Colorado. The beloved campsite is situated on the banks of the Colorado River and nestled in a breathtaking mountain valley in Eagle County, offering up all the elements for a truly superb Colorado weekend (with or without music) and a truly awe-inspiring backdrop for any musical performance. Easily accessible at only 2.5 hours away from Denver and Boulder and less than an hour away from Steamboat, Winter Park, and Vail, the camping festival has locked down an enviable location that must be seen to be believed—setting itself apart from many other Colorado music festivals that don’t take advantage of the state’s natural beauty.4. The Host BandMagic Beans have been steadily earning a name for themselves as one of the premier young jam acts in the country. Comprised of Scott Hachey, Casey Russell, Chris Duffy and Cody Wales, the band has been steadily expanding their rabid fanbase to outside their home state of Colorado, earning opening gigs for The Disco Biscuits (Magic Beans performs with them tonight, April 20th, in Philadelphia) and rising on the bill for high-profile events like The Peach Music Festival and Camp Bisco. Most recently, the group released a brand-new album, Casino Cabaret, which further cemented them as one of the top up-and-coming jam acts in the country. While the group is already known for their infectious tunes and high-octane live shows, as the host band for Beanstalk, the energy of their performances at the event are on another level. And with multiple sets across the weekend, Beanstalk offers fans new and old to really see the group flex their musical muscles, show off their broad music talents, and dive into their vast catalog. 5. Other ActivitiesWhile Rancho Del Rio is a sight to behold, another benefit to the venue is its prime location. The festival has done fans the service of starting music in the mid-afternoon, and with Rancho Del Rio’s position by the Colorado River and nestled in the mountains, attendees can enjoy the best of the Colorado outdoors. In the morning, folks go off-site and enjoy nearby hiking, hot springs, cliff jumping, ATVing, and world-class mountain biking. To cool off, take a dip in the river, or take advantage of the venue being a drop off point for river activities and raft, stand-up paddleboard, or fish. Another highlight of the festival is its access to tubing, so bring your own tube or you’ll be missing out! If you’re feeling less adventurous or just a need to decompress, folks can practice slow-flow, Yin, and Kali Durga yoga during sessions offered by the festival.With standout musical offerings, a plethora of other activities to keep your day filled, and a gorgeous setting, Beanstalk Music & Mountains Festival is shaping up to the best one yet. Tickets are available here. For more information about Beanstalk Music & Mountains Festival 2018, visit the event website or follow the event on Facebook. Win A Pair Of Tickets To Beanstalk Music Festival!<span data-mce-type=”bookmark” style=”display: inline-block; width: 0px; overflow: hidden; line-height: 0;” class=”mce_SELRES_start”></span>
In mid-December, 2017, jamgrass favorites Cabinet announced that they would be taking an indefinite hiatus following their three-night 2017-2018 New Year’s run. While that hiatus is still seemingly in effect, the band has now been added to the already-stellar lineup for this year’s The Peach Music Festival, billed as their only performance of 2018. The Scranton, PA natives have played every Peach Fest since the festival’s inception in 2012, so the one-time booking comes as a relief for fans who come back year after year.The sole Cabinet performance on this trip around the Sun is set to take place on The Peach’s first day, Thursday, July 19th. The event will extend through the weekend, ending on Sunday, July 22nd.The announcement came as an added surprise along with the reveal of the festival’s daily schedules yesterday. Cabinet will perform alongside Twiddle, Pigeons Playing Ping Pong, Turkuaz, and The Marcus King Band on the event’s opening day. Check out the breakdown of The Peach Music Festival 2018 artists by day below:The Peach Music Fest Continues To Carry The Allman Brothers Torch With Stellar 2018 LineupAs the band members noted in their statement announcing their hiatus:We are proud of what we have accomplished in the past 10 years and couldn’t be more grateful to have the support from all of our family, friends, and fans. CabFam is real and it has brought us much joy to watch all of you interact with us and each other throughout the years. We wouldn’t be able to do what we do without you. So thank you, for being with us throughout this journey and evolving with us! … We don’t know what the future will hold but we fear not the unknown. We will continue to be positive in our actions and hope to share many more memories with you all as time rolls by.While the future is still uncertain for Cabinet, it’s exciting to see that they still have the desire to get together and play for their fans. To grab your tickets to see Cabinet and the rest of the fantastic lineup at The Peach 2018, head to the festival’s website.
This weekend, Phil Lesh has invited a number of heavy-hitters to join him for a special three-night Phil & Friends run at his San Rafael, California venue, Terrapin Crossroads. Last night and Friday night served as special “Dead Blues” performances before tonight’s more-traditional Phil & Friends show. Saturday night kicked off the second and final night of “Dead Blues” with Luther and Cody Dickinson (North Mississippi All-Stars), John Medeski, Roosevelt Collier, Tash Neal (The London Souls), Grahame Lesh (Midnight North, Terrapin Family Band) and JD Simo.Thanks to a free stream from nugs.tv, you can watch the full show below, which featured an energetic mix of Grateful Dead and blues standards, below:[Video: nugs.tv]To conclude the weekend run, tonight, Phil Lesh will perform a special Phil & Friends set featuring the Dickinson brothers, John Medeski, Anders Osborne, and a special guest.This three-night run comes ahead of Terrapin Crossroad’s Unbroken Train run, which will see Phil Lesh & Terrapin Family Band, Midnight North, and Twiddle team up in various configurations over the course of June 14th to 16th.Setlist: Phil Lesh & Friends | San Rafael, CA | Terrapin Crossroads | 6/9/18Set One: Hey Bo Diddley> C.C. Rider, Stealin’, Big Railroad Blues> I’m A King Bee, Big River, SugareeSet Two: I Know You Rider Jam, Around And Around> In The Pines> Spoonful> Gotta Serve Somebody, Fire On The Mountain> Going Down The Road Feelin’ Bad, Donor RapEncore: Get Back, Let’s Go Get Stoned
Widespread Panic is heading to Morrison, CO for their annual run at the storied Red Rocks Park and Amphitheatre on June 22nd, 23rd, and 24th, 2018. The band has a long history with the iconic venue, selling out more than 50 consecutive shows and counting at the beautiful natural amphitheater. Today, the band announced that they’re teaming up with nugs.tv for a live pay-per-view webcast of all three nights! You can pre-order the webcast here.Other than the Red Rocks shows, Widespread Panic’s current touring schedule includes two nights at Mud Island Amphitheatre in Memphis, TN on June 29th & 30th, a Friday headlining set at LOCKN’ in Arrington, Virginia on August 24th, and three nights at Ascend Amphitheatre in Nashville, TN on August 31st – September 2nd. This fall, the band will regroup for three-night runs at St. Augustine Amphitheatre in St. Augustine, FL on September 14th – 16th, The Riverside Theatre in Milwaukee, Wisconsin on October 19th – 21st, and Park Theater in Las Vegas, NV on October 26th-28th.For more information on upcoming dates, head to the Widespread Panic website.
Organizers of south Florida’s Funk Fest Punta Gorda have shared the lineup for their 10th annual event set for early next year. The two-day music festival will return to coastal Florida city on February 15th and 16th, 2019, and will celebrate a decade of funkin’ around with performances from Lettuce, Papadosio and Here Come The Mummies, just to name a few.The festival’s lineup announcement on Wednesday followed some hinting posts shared through the event’s social media pages over the past few months, most notably their September 12th post stating, “Our 10th year will be tasty…” That “tasty” lineup of theirs certainly looks to be just that, with a poster that also includes The Werks performing a funk-themed set of music by The Red Hot Chili Peppers and a performance by Joe Marcinek Band featuring longtime Jerry Garcia bandmate Melvin Seals, Soulive’s Alan Evans and Dumpstaphunk’s Tony Hall. The 2019 lineup will also include performances from Voodoo Visionary, Funk You, Hedonistas, Floatiez doing a set of Jamiroquai tunes, and Banyan.Joe Marcinek Band – Funk Fest Punta Gorda – 3/3/18 [Video: Live For Live Music]The annual funk event will also celebrate their double-digit birthday with larger festival grounds this year. In addition to a Food Truck Village and 15+ vendors to keep attendees energized and funked up all weekend long, the event’s producers have also expanded their VIP experience for the coming year with the Captain Nemo’s Nautilus Lounge, a very fitting title for the waterfront event that takes place along the shores of the Gasparilla Sound on Florida’s Gulf coast. The newly themed VIP experience will include complimentary craft beer and boutique wine in addition to “special effects” and a front-row seat to all the performances that weekend. Aye aye, Captain!One of the other features that sets Funk Fest aside from traditionally strict mainstream music events is the fact that attendees have the chance to take in all the fun with their furry friends. You read that correctly—Funk Fest is a pet-friendly festival as, long as said animals remain on their leashes at all times and owners clean up after their them. The answers to other F.A.Q.s and more general information can be found at the festival’s official website.Inquiring attendees can also click here to see what all the commotion is about with Live For Live Music’s on-site coverage of Funk Fest Punta Gorda from recent years. To grab your tickets to Funk Fest Punta Gorda 2019 today, head here.