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Bing and Ruth Premiere Debut Single "Rails"

Brooklyn band Bing and Ruth is an 11-piece ensemble led by composer and pianist David Moore.  Described by the New York Times as "making the most of layered and atmospheric melody," the band utilizes clarinets, voices, cellos, and a buffet of other acoustic instruments to craft expansive soundscapes and quiet microtonal textures.  Formed among friends in 2006, they have self-released two records, the "Bing and Ruth" EP in 2006, and the full-length "Kentile Floors" in 2007.

In it's young life the ensemble has garnered a reputation for unique and engaging life performances, with recent shows in the New York area including the Wordless Music Series, the MATA Festival, the WFMU Festival, Stochastic Brooklyn, and the Darmstadt New Music Series at Issue Project Room.  They have shared the stage with a wide variety of performers among whom include Múm, Max Richter, and So Percussion.

Additionally they have become known for their habit of performing in unique spaces not normally associated with music; places like an abandoned meat locker, a rural chicken coop, a vacant apartment, and a warehouse rooftop.

David, along with Bing and Ruth, was recently commissioned to create two new multimedia works with filmmaker Sébastien Cros that saw their premier at the 2009 MATA Festival in New York City.

The ensemble has recently completed work on a new full-length album with an expected release in 2010.

The Disco Biscuits Announce New Release Date for Planet Anthem

After plowing through four sold-out dates in Boulder, CO’s Fox Theatre, The Disco Biscuits are getting ready to release their long-awaited new album, Planet Anthem, which will be available March 16th.  The album marks the beginning of a new chapter for the band.  Since they formed in 1995, the guys created their own movement by fusing the jam band and electronic music scenes.  However, their forthcoming release prominently features elements of pop, indie dance, hip hop, and straight up rock music. The Biscuits also collaborated for the first time with multiple producers, songwriters, and outside musicians, including Don Cheegro and Dirty Harry(LudacrisChris BrownBeanie Sigel).  The result is an album filled with sing along melodies and infectious beats.

Don’t miss your chance to see the band perform their new material when they hit the road again starting in February, including a headlining performance at Ultra Music Festival.  The band has also just announced details for the annual music festival they put together, Camp Bisco, which is now in in 9th year.  Past performers have included Snoop Dogg, James Murphy of LCD Soundsystem, The Roots, MSTRKRFT, Nas and Damien Marley, Girl Talk, and Kid Cudi.  This year, the event will take place July 15 – 17 in Mariaville, New York.  Tickets go on sale January 29th at 10am.

Lastly, the Biscuits will be hosting their even Bisco Inferno at Red Rocks on May 29th. This year's lineup will feature Aeroplane, Pnuma Trio, The Crystal Method (DJ Set), Booka Shade, The Glitch Mob and of course 2 sets of the Biscuits.  Stay tuned for an announcement regarding the onsale and other shows in Colorado prior Red Rocks.

 

2/18 @ Ram’s Head Live, Baltimore, MD

2/19 @  Lupos, Providence, RI

2/20 @ Calvin Theatre, Northampton, MA

2/21 @ Capitol Center for the Arts, Concord, NH

3/17 @ Town Ballroom, Buffalo, NY

3/18 @ The Egg Center For Performing Arts, Albany, NY

3/19 @ House of Blues, Boston, MA

3/20 @ Wellmont Theatre, Montclair, NJ

3/26 @ Ultra Music Festival, Miami, FL

(w/ Deadmau5, Tiesto, Will.I.Am and others)

4/14 @ Charleston Music Hall, Charleston, SC

4/15 @ Lincoln Theatre, Raleigh, NC

4/16 @ The National, Richmond, VA

4/17 @ The National, Richmond, VA

4/18 @ The NorVa, Norfolk, VA

4/20 @ 9:30 Club, Washington, DC

4/21 @ The Jefferson Theatre, Charlottesville, VA

4/22 @ The Klein Memorial Auditorium, Bridgeport, CT

4/23 @ Kirby Center For Performing Arts, Wilkes-Barre, PA

4/24 @ House of Blues, Atlantic City, NJ

4/25 @ Webster Theatre, Hartford, CT

05/29 @ Red Rocks Amphitheater, Denver, CO (Bisco Inferno)

07/15 – 0/17 @ Camp Bisco, Mariaville, New York

BEN HARPER PERFORMING 12/13 AT 20TH ANNUAL X-MAS JAM

photos by Tim Hurley- for the Grateful Web

BEN HARPER & RELENTLESS7 have just been added to the 20th Annual Christmas Jam on Dec. 13th! They'll join a host of musicians for the 2-day event including Allman Brothers Band, John Paul Jones, Gov't Mule & more hand picked by Warren Haynes to benefit Habitat for Humanity.

Tickets on sale now at Ticketmaster!

Boulder's Performing Arts Collective Kan'Nal

Kan''Nal- for the Grateful Web

Boulder, CO – An international phenomenon and hometown favorite, Kan'Nal performs the Boulder Theater Friday, April 20 celebrating the release of Live at the Boulder Theater, its first ever Live DVD. In addition to the DVD, the band is also set to release its new studio album entitled A Myth Magik early this June.

A boundless canvas for its musicians, performers and artists, Live at the Boulder Theater is the first release from Kan'Nal to fully capture the entirety of its vigorous and hypnotic multi-sensual performance. The DVD is culled from live footage from last year's extensive global touring giving an understanding as to how Kan'Nal has been winning over audiences all across the western hemisphere.

Reaching out from a core of tribal psychedelia, Kan'Nal mixes the unconventional elements of Spanish gypsy, Bedouin rhythms and indigenous trance creating an enveloping sound.  Beyond the music, the band's live performance features spouting fire and tribal dancing enhanced through a dynamic multimedia presentation that has been winning over critics and fans all over the North American continent.

"Tribal-rock blasts plunge a hand into your chest and grab onto the part of your being that swung from trees a few million years ago. Find another band that does that."

Washington Post

"A spicy, groove-oriented acoustic fusion of Latin and Middle Eastern rhythms that combines elements of spoken word, electronica, new-age and soft metallic drone"

Westword

kannnalFormed through a natural evolution over the course of six years and thousands of miles traveled, the core members of Kan'Nal's tribe came together quite coincidentally through their individual backpacking trips through Central America. Originating in a small Guatemalan town in 2001, group songwriter Tzol met fellow wandering guitarist Tierro. Cut off from the outside world, Lake Atitlan in Guatemala was the perfect spot to work on what would become Kan'Nal's musical foundation.

Tzol and Tierro returned to the same small Guatemalan town almost a year later to the day and met another pair of musicians, bass player Rodolofo and singer Teresita. Developing the communal sound even further the quartet headed back to the states for a small tour where they rounded off the core of the tribe by adding Rodolfo's friend Gilly from San Antonio on drums and Arron from the Yucatan Peninsula as a didgeridoo player/percussionist.

To this day Kan'Nal has sold over 10,000 CDs and performed over 500 concerts including high profile music festivals across the US including Wakarusa, High Sierra, Earthdance, Burning Man and more. International performance highlights include playing the ancient Mayan city of Tikal in Guatemala, riverside at the jungle palace of Palenque in Mexico and numerous other gigs throughout the core of Central America.

Perform Live DVD Release Party at Boulder Theater Friday, April 20

2032 14th Street | 303-449-9830 | Ages 21+ | 8 PM | $15 | Special Guests TBA

* Every advance ticket purchased through KanNal.org receives one free copy of Live at the Boulder Theater and a free download of A Journey to the Underworld Recorded 10/20/06 In Boulder, CO *