There is unquestionably an art to the super jam. It can’t just be a bunch of talented musicians thrown onto one stage with a few hours of rehearsal, then go! There has to be context if not history, empathy between the players, and of course chemistry. Often times musicians of the same craft will have such different approaches that the live performance result is far from copacetic. One city that harbors an authentic understanding of musical collaboration is New Orleans.
2015 was a pivotal year for the Grateful Dead. Various important concert events marked the band’s 50-year landmark. Even more remarkable was the overwhelming fan and academic support by way of undeniably canonical releases. The finest tribute to the Dead’s late guitarist and beloved bandleader Jerry Garcia arrived a few weeks ago from one of the band’s most esteemed insiders.
Over the past few years DYNOHUNTER has been taking the country by storm rocking dancefloors coast to coast with their unique style of live electronic dance music. One that fuses deep electronic influences from the worlds of House & Techno with the organic live instrumentation of Saxophone, Electric Bass, & Drums. Known for their magnetic live improvisations inspired by jazz and jam music, DYNOHUNTER creates a sound that is loved by dance music and jam fans alike.
Brooklyn-based alternative folk duo The Bergamot have announced the February 11th, 2016release of their new album Tones as well as their upcoming 48 State "Unity Tour." At each stop of the tour, The Bergamot will be inviting fans to sign their car as a symbol of unity. The "Unity Tour" kicks off in NYC on January 2nd, 2016, with a homecoming in South Bend, IN on April 2nd.
Houston-based Electro/Rock duo Starline is thrilled to announce the release of their debut album CJM on Thursday, Feb. 25, 2016. Starline is comprised of former NBA point guard Matt Maloney and Pale frontman Calvin Stanley who began working on the original album two years ago. The 11-track album was recorded at Houston's famed SugarHill Recording Studios and was produced/engineered by GRAMMY-winning producer Steve Christensen.
Twiddle is set to release their highly anticipated studio album, PLUMP Chapter One, featuring 11 original songs including fan favorites “Lost In The Cold”, “White Light” and “Syncopated Healing”. The Vermont-based quartet recorded PLUMP in their home state using Kickstarter funding that reached their $20,000 goal in less than 24 hours, eventually doubling that total by the end of the campaign, thanks to their loyal and ever-expanding fanbase.