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Live Video Webcast! The Motet at the WOW Hall - 12/01/2012

Grateful Web will be providing a live video webcast for The Motet's show at the WOW Hall, in Eugene OR, Thursday 11/08/12, 9pm PST. This just in... we'll be broadcasting the opening band, Eleven Eyes! They start at 9pm. Come back to this page just before 9pm, on 12/1/2012, to view the show in the player below. You can open the player to full screen once it starts!

iClips and GenAudio Team Up For Enhanced Widespread Panic Webstream This Weekend

iClips, the leading provider of live concert event broadcasting, and GenAudio Inc., developer of AstoundSound 3D spatial audio software, announce their relationship to enhance iClips webcast audio content. The Widespread Panic live concert event webcast, June 24 – 26 at Red Rocks Amphitheatre, will be presented in AstoundSound.

The AstoundSound special software implementation for live events, called AstoundLive®, enables processing and mixing of any audio output that is split-off from the front of house and fed as multiple mono and stereo inputs. The final “astounded” audio is then synchronized with the video recording in real-time. This enables music lovers to enjoy a 3D audio listening experience during the webcast. No special hardware is required to enjoy this unique 3D spatial audio experience. Any two speakers or headphones will enable webcast viewers to enjoy the “Astounded” stereo mix in real-time as the live event is being broadcast.

Although not necessary, GenAudio recommends for optimal 3D audio listening pleasure of the astounded Widespread Panic webcast, using a good set of headphones or external computer speakers. You can access the webcast at www.iclips.net. “We are excited to be utilizing this audio technology," said Nate Parienti, Founder and CEO, iClips. “After a successful test drive of the AstoundSound technology during our stream of the New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival in conjunction with AEG Network Live, we realized that we wanted to utilize AstoundSound in our other webcasts as well; it’s a real game changer in audio for live event broadcasting.”

AstoundSound processing enables fans to listen more critically to the music with unsurpassable intelligibility. It significantly enhances the artist-fan connection by elevating the auditory senses to a new level of listening pleasure. The AstoundLive® software uses unique digital audio filters based on actual human brain response measurements. The processed 3D audio remains in-phase, center channel imaging is not affected, and the resulting processed audio has no tone colorization. These characteristics are unique to the AstoundSound technology.

“We see our new relationship with iClips as the key for bringing AstoundSound into the live event space thanks to the introduction from John Rubey, President of AEG Network Live,” said Jerry Mahabub, Founder, Chairman and CEO, GenAudio. “Widespread Panic fans viewing the webcast will be able to hear the event as if they are at the concert venue, thanks to our ‘Astounding’ 3D audio processing.”

For additional information about the Widespread Panic webcast please visit www.iclips.net.

Live Webcast of The 2011 Hangout Festival

The Hangout Music Festival, America’s only music festival located on white sandy beaches with ocean views, is excited to announce that highlights from the second annual Hangout Music Festival will be streamed live on SPIN.com this weekend, with video production and transmission by iClips.net.

Umphrey's McGee live webcast on Oct 3, new logo will be unveiled

Umphrey’s McGee and Martin Sexton perform a double-header concert webcast on Sunday Oct. 3, live from the soundstage of Ex’pression College for Digital Art in Emeryville, CA.

The concert is hosted by CreativeAllies.com, an online design community that lets anyone submit art in official design contests for high-profile artists including M.I.A., OK Go, Amanda Palmer, Jack Johnson and Thievery Corporation.

Sexton takes the stage first at 7 p.m. PT/ 10 ET, followed by Umphrey's McGee at 8 PT/11 ET. Umphrey’s McGee’s official new logo, chosen from entries in a Creative Allies logo design contest, will be revealed live during the webcast.

The webcast is filmed by students at Ex’pression College for Digital Art and simulcast on Ustream.

View the webcast here.

View the 300+ entries in the Umphrey’s McGee logo design contest at www.creativeallies.com

Beats Antique Debuts At #2 On Electronic iTunes Charts

Exotic electropop/fusion/gypsy hip-hop act Beats Antique, a band with roots in bellydance, performance art and electronic music, celebrates its new release with a live concert webcast.

The webcast concert for Blind Threshold’s iTunes release is Tuesday, Sept. 14 at 7 p.m. PT/10 p.m. ET, broadcast from the campus of Ex'pression College for Digital Arts in Emeryville, CA. Hosted by CreativeAllies.com, an online design community that lets anyone submit art in official contests for artists like M.I.A., OK Go, Amanda Palmer, Jack Johnson and Thievery Corporation, the webcast is free and open to the public.

Beats Antique has performed at Lollapalooza, the Austin City Limits festival and Outside Lands, and has toured with Bassnectar and Les Claypool of Primus. The new release, Blind Threshold, contains violins, laser-guided harmonica from Blues Traveler frontman John Popper, and vocal tracks ranging from restless pop from singer-songwriter LYNX to the Eastern European folk melodies of Eva Salina.

Blind Threshhold is released in CD form on Antique Records on October 12.

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US Tour:

9/17 - Laytonville, CA - Earthdance
9/18 - Denver, CO - Ogden Theatre
9/24 - Seattle, WA - Decibel Festival @ Motor
9/25 - Arcata, CA - Aracata Theatre
9/28 - Fargo, ND - The Aquarium
9/30 - Madison, WI - Majestic Live
10/1 - Milwaukee, WI - Miramar Theatre
10/2 - Chicago, IL - Abbey Pub
10/3 - Grand Rapids, MI - The Intersection
10/6 - New Orleans, LA - Republic
10/9 - Austin, TX - Austin City Limits
10/11 - Mobile, AL - Alabama Music Box
10/12 - Birmingham, AL - Zydeco
10/13 - Nashville, TN - Exit/In
10/14 - Asheville, NC - TBD
10/15 - Charleston, SC - The Pour House
10/16 - Athens, GA - New Earth Music Hall
10/17 - Atlanta, GA - Masquerade - Hell Room
10/22 - Allston, MA - Harpers Ferry
11/11 - Vancouver, BC - Biltmore Cabaret
11/12 - Edmonton, AB - The Pawn Shop
11/13 - Calgary, AB - Royal Canadian Legion

11/14 - Winnipeg, MB - Crescent Wood United Church

MATISYAHU's Festival of Light to be Streamed as a Live Webcast on 12/20!

The closing night of Matisyahu’s 4th annual Festival of Light, an eight-night run of shows in NYC during the eight nights of Hanukkah, will be streamed live from the Music Hall of Williamsburg on Sunday, December 20th, beginning at 7:45 p.m. EST. The live webcast is powered by Ustream, the leader in live broadcasting on the web. Viewers can watch and interact during the event at www.Ustream.com/Matisyahu. Opener Kevin Devine hits the stage at 7:45 p.m. EST and Matisyahu is on at 8:45 p.m. EST. Visit Ustream early and you may get a sneak peak into Matisyahu’s dressing room and backstage happenings.

2009 has been an incredible year for Matisyahu, releasing acclaimed third album Light (Epic Records) to rave reviews, lending anthemic lead single “One Day” as the theme song for NBC’s Winter Olympics campaign and amassing more than 1 million followers on Twitter. He’s been playing to packed houses during his massively successful North American tour, bringing his fans a show that can be labeled nothing short of an experience. With an intense energy and a vibrant presence, Matisyahu is one of the most dynamic and captivating live performers in music today. With his prolific lyrics, epic choruses and genre-spanning music, he effortlessly transcends classification to claim a space all his own. With influences spanning reggae-soul, ska-inflected new wave, pop-rock and acoustic folk, his new collection of songs is tied together with triumphant melodies and his powerful and distinct voice – a voice that calls for peace, hope and understanding.

Be sure to catch Matisyahu’s live brilliance during his live webcast Sunday, December 20, at 7:45 p.m. EST at www.Ustream.com/Matisyahu.

Hot Buttered Rum Webcast | 11.19.2009

Thanks for tuning into Hot Buttered Rum Webcast. We will have an archived version of the entire show ASAP!

Touring in support of their new album Limbs Akimbo, Hot Buttered Rum welcomes aboard drummer Matt Butler. A native of Eugene, Matt is a veteran of countless shows at the WOW Hall with Jambay and the Everyone Orchestra.

Initially formed as an acoustic string band, seven years of constant touring has transformed Hot Buttered Rum into a plugged-in, percussive powerhouse that wows critics and fans alike. Their left-coast rock reveals an access to jazz, country, and world music that few groups can match. While the band's music belies simple categorization, its songwriting and stage chemistry delights listeners at every turn.

Hot Buttered Rum’s story is one of evolution. The “high altitude bluegrass” era captured on their first studio album, In These Parts, found the band enjoying success at such diverse stages as the Newport Folk Festival, Bonnaroo, Grey Fox, High Sierra, Wakarusa and the Telluride Bluegrass Festival. Along the way, the group shared the stage with some of today's most accomplished artists, including Phil Lesh, Bela Fleck, Ben Harper and Nickel Creek’s Chris Thile. In 2006, acoustic pioneer Mike Marshall produced Hot Buttered Rum’s second studio album, Well-Oiled Machine, and captured the sound of a hard-touring band charting its course along the highways and byways of American music.

The continued expansion of Hot Buttered Rum’s sound and writing found a home in Live in the Northeast. More electric pickups made their way to the stage, along with an increased focus on songwriting. As the band developed a heavier sound, fans and press began to describe them as a rock band with acoustic instruments. It therefore came as no surprise when, following the departure of mandolinist Zac Matthews, the other founding members Aaron Redner (fiddle and mandolin), Bryan Horne (upright bass), Nat Keefe (guitar) and Erik Yates (banjo, guitar, woodwinds, and resophonic guitar) joined forces with Everyone Orchestra conductor and drummer Matt Butler.

The new lineup has recently emerged from San Francisco’s Mission Bells Studios, where they recorded Limbs Akimbo under the watchful eye of producer Tim Bluhm (The Mother Hips). Featuring guest appearances by Jackie Greene (Skinny Singers, Phil Lesh and Friends) and Zach Gill (ALO, Jack Johnson), the album marks the beginning of a new creative phase. Limbs Akimbo now signals the arrival of a highly matured, impressively listenable, stirringly rocking, and pleasantly poppy sound.

Proving himself a forceful producer, Bluhm has struck an impressive balance between highlighting the multi-instrumental, cross-genre elements of the band’s sound while avoiding the contemporary trappings of music that is complex and different merely for the sake of complexity and difference. The result is beautifully paradoxical: a tremendous, minimalist pop album full of hints, teases and cameos of the band’s complex musical personality.

In “Something New,” Keefe recites the familiar wedding adage “something old, something new, something borrowed, something blue.” And right there, in a nutshell, is Limbs Akimbo: an album that is both an elegy and reincarnation of Hot Buttered Rum’s past sound, that borrows heavily from the rock pantheon while sprinkling in just a little of everything else. Limbs Akimbo is an album that evidences the acoustic string band of yesteryear while unapologetically propelling into the scene a mature left-coast, drum-driven, pop-rock band.

Tickets to the actual show are $13 in advance, $15 at the door. Doors open at 7:00 pm and showtime is 8:00.

SHOWTIME: 8:00 PM, PRICE: $13 Advance, $15 Door. BUY TICKETS NOW

Live Webcast of Cast of Clowns -10/30/08 - Archive Available Soon!

Cast of Clowns- for the Grateful Web

The Grateful Web did a webcast of the Cast of Clowns' 10/30/08 show at the Wow Hall in Eugene, Oregon.   We'll have the archived video available for you soon.  Check out some of our past webcasts including: Kimock, Hot Buttered Rum, Donna the Buffalo, and Dark Star Orchestra.

LATEST:  Archived Video/Audio will be available in the next few days!

The Cast of Clowns is an original psychedelic jam band featuring the talents of veteran San Francisco and Ashland musicians Greg Anton, Jeff Pevar, Melvin Seals and Craig Wright. The band was the Friday headliner on Main Stage at the year's Oregon Country Fair.

Cast of Clowns play free-flowing jams with mixes of rock, blues and jazz. The songs include new originals by Greg Anton and Robert Hunter, as well as material composed by songwriter and story writer Craig Wright, old Jerry Garcia Band and Zero favs, and some surprises along the way. The band tries to vary the set list every night. Wright and Pevar do most of the vocals.

Jeff Pevar has been the go-to guitarist for a list of acts too long to list - Ray Charles, Jazz Is Dead, Crosby Stills and Nash, and Phil and Friends are some examples. Greg Anton founded The Heart of Gold Band with Keith and Donna of The Grateful Dead and Steve Kimock. This band morphed into Zero, a band which featured many legendary players such as John Cippolina and Martin Fierro, and the songs of Anton and Grateful Dead lyricist, Robert Hunter. Zero has a long history at the WOW Hall, most recently a sold-out show in November, 2006.

Thanks for your support.

Video production support by www.green8usa.com  Thanks Josh!

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Video FAQ

Video is optimized for Windows Media Player 9. If you are having problems viewing video clips, first upgrade your video player or click here to download.

Note: To determine the version of Windows Media Player, Right click on the video window and choose About, and then note the version number below the Copyright notice.

Upgrading Windows Media Player
When you install Windows Media Player, an update feature is also installed. You can check for updates whenever you want. If updates are available, you can minimize the download time by downloading only the portions of Windows Media Player that you want to update. If you want to completely reinstall Windows Media Player, you can use the update feature for this too.

Windows Media Player checks for upgrades once a month by default. To change how often upgrades are checked for Open your Windows Media Player and click Options.

Under Check for Upgrade, click one of the following:
Once a day
Once a week
Once a month
You can check for an upgrade whenever you like by clicking Check For Player Upgrades on the Help menu of Windows Media Player.

Video Q & A

Why can't I get video to play on my computer at work?
Some network administrators may block streaming video in the workplace. Contact your companies IT department for assistance.

Why won't Windows Media Player install on my computer at work?
Some network administrators may limit the rights of users to install or upgrade programs on their computers. Contact your companies IT department for assistance.

When I run Windows Media Player 7 or later, and I try to play video files streamed from the Internet, I only hear the audio. Why does this happen, and how can I fix it?
When you receive streamed content, communication occurs between the Player and a Windows Media server regarding the connection speed of your computer. If the Player communicates an incorrect connection speed to the server, the server may try to "thin" the stream, which means that the stream quality decreases and the Player may lose video altogether. You can prevent this from happening accidentally by manually specifying the connection speed. Open your Windows Media Player, you can specify your connection speed on the Performance tab of the Options dialog box.
It is also possible that you may not have the video codec that is required to decode and display the video. For more information about obtaining the correct codec, see the Playback Issues section.

Why does the Player disconnect sometimes when it starts playing content?
The Player may be detecting your connection speed incorrectly. Open your Windows Media Player, you can manually specify your connection speed on the Performance tab of the Options dialog box.
For more information about manually specifying connection speeds in Windows Media Player 6.4, see article 253798, "Windows Media Player May Stop Responding or Generate an Error Message When Streaming Media," in the Microsoft Knowledge Base.

Why does the Player temporarily pause when I play content from the Internet?
In some cases, firewalls block Universal Datagram Protocol (UDP) traffic, which is the protocol required to play streaming content. In those cases, the Player is forced to use the HTTP/TCP protocol, which causes buffering and pauses when there is network congestion. To find out whether the Player is pausing (buffering) due to network congestion, you can compare the bandwidth the Player is currently using against the available bandwidth. Open your Windows Media Player, on the View menu, click Statistics, and then click the Advanced tab.

Click here for more information about the Windows Media 9 Player.

Dark Star Orchestra Live Webcast 10/14/2005 - Archive Available

Live Stream of DSO from McDonald Theater Friday, 10/14- for the Grateful Web

Dark Star Orchestra and The Grateful Web teamed up to provide an streaming video broadcast of DSO's October 14 performance at the McDonald Theatre in Eugene, OR.

You can click on this link to play the stream:

DSO - 10/14/2005 - Live Webcast Archive from Grateful Web

There are a few places during the show that are glitchy on the master file.  Especially during the start of the second set.  The sound board levels were raised up considerably so there is some audio spiking during the first part of Playing.  The rest is due to my computer processing video and audio and then sending it out.  Not to mention that I was exchanging feed back with people via email, this article, and instant messaging.  The lesson learned for next webcast... TWO COMPUTERS!  All things considered, I think the video turned out pretty good and some of the camera work is quite handy.  It is a bit dark at times, but that is directly related to the lighting in the room.  I don't think it would have been a good idea to have big spot lights on top of the video cameras.  :)

Grateful Web's favorite comment quote from the DSO webcast...   "Its Saturday morning in S.E. Asia... and I am dancing in my apartment... thanks again!"

Video FAQ

Video is optimized for Windows Media Player 9. If you are having problems viewing video clips, first upgrade your video player or click here to download.

Note: To determine the version of Windows Media Player, Right click on the video window and choose About, and then note the version number below the Copyright notice.

Upgrading Windows Media Player
When you install Windows Media Player, an update feature is also installed. You can check for updates whenever you want. If updates are available, you can minimize the download time by downloading only the portions of Windows Media Player that you want to update. If you want to completely reinstall Windows Media Player, you can use the update feature for this too.

Windows Media Player checks for upgrades once a month by default. To change how often upgrades are checked for Open your Windows Media Player and click Options.

Under Check for Upgrade, click one of the following:
Once a day
Once a week
Once a month
You can check for an upgrade whenever you like by clicking Check For Player Upgrades on the Help menu of Windows Media Player.

Video Q & A

Why can't I get video to play on my computer at work?
Some network administrators may block streaming video in the workplace. Contact your companies IT department for assistance.

Why won't Windows Media Player install on my computer at work?
Some network administrators may limit the rights of users to install or upgrade programs on their computers. Contact your companies IT department for assistance.

When I run Windows Media Player 7 or later, and I try to play video files streamed from the Internet, I only hear the audio. Why does this happen, and how can I fix it?
When you receive streamed content, communication occurs between the Player and a Windows Media server regarding the connection speed of your computer. If the Player communicates an incorrect connection speed to the server, the server may try to "thin" the stream, which means that the stream quality decreases and the Player may lose video altogether. You can prevent this from happening accidentally by manually specifying the connection speed. Open your Windows Media Player, you can specify your connection speed on the Performance tab of the Options dialog box.
It is also possible that you may not have the video codec that is required to decode and display the video. For more information about obtaining the correct codec, see the Playback Issues section.

Why does the Player disconnect sometimes when it starts playing content?
The Player may be detecting your connection speed incorrectly. Open your Windows Media Player, you can manually specify your connection speed on the Performance tab of the Options dialog box.
For more information about manually specifying connection speeds in Windows Media Player 6.4, see article 253798, "Windows Media Player May Stop Responding or Generate an Error Message When Streaming Media," in the Microsoft Knowledge Base.

Why does the Player temporarily pause when I play content from the Internet?
In some cases, firewalls block Universal Datagram Protocol (UDP) traffic, which is the protocol required to play streaming content. In those cases, the Player is forced to use the HTTP/TCP protocol, which causes buffering and pauses when there is network congestion. To find out whether the Player is pausing (buffering) due to network congestion, you can compare the bandwidth the Player is currently using against the available bandwidth. Open your Windows Media Player, on the View menu, click Statistics, and then click the Advanced tab.

Click here for more information about the Windows Media 9 Player.

Donna the Buffalo Live Webcast (3/17/2005)

 Donna The Buffalo archive webcast from the Fox in Boulder- for the Grateful Web

Grateful Web Web Streaming presents the archived video stream of the St Patty's Day at the Fox Theater with Donna the Buffalo!  The Grateful Web webcasted the entire show.  You will need Windows Media player to view the show (Sorry, we know that is rather lame).

You can RIGHT CLICK on the link below and then SAVE AS..., so that you download the file directly to your hard drive.  Or, just click the link and it should open up in your default media player.

Stream DTB 3/17/2005 Boulder Colorado Video

 

 

 

 

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Pictures from the St Patty's show. 

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The Grateful Web