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Yonder Mountain String Band's NYE Celebration

97.3 KBCO is proud to present the Yonder Mountain String Band’s Colorado Countdown New Year’s Eve Celebration at the Boulder Theater Tuesday, December 27th, 2011 through Saturday, December 31st, 2011. Tickets will go on sale to the public on Wednesday, August 31st for $35.00 General Admission, $65.00 New Year’s Eve and $185.00 for the 5-Day Pass.

THE BRIDGE: A Farewell Statement

Dear Family and Friends,

This next Thanksgiving will mark the 10-year anniversary of The Bridge.  It has been an amazing ride that we have shared with you all.  It is therefore with a heavy heart that we announce that this year will mark the end of The Bridge.  After ten years and thousands of miles, the harsh realities of life on the road have led us to a point where we can no longer sustain ourselves as a band.  We fought on to continue for as long as we could, because we truly believed in our music and cherished the deeply special connection that we have built with our audiences throughout the years.  But at the end of the day, the economy won, and we are forced to close up shop.

What started as a show for our friends on one Thanksgiving Eve has led us on a wild, beautiful journey beyond our expectations.  The long van rides, smoky bars, sleepless nights, wicked hangovers, cheap motels, and flat tires were all worth it for the chance to play music for you all and create those special moments that we live for.  It has been the most rewarding experience of our lives.  In true Bridge fashion, we will be giving you everything we have left for the rest of our shows.  We will be playing our final residency at 8x10, the house that built The Bridge, in the coming weeks, as well as our beloved All Good Festival, our favorite day of the year for the last 7 years.  And as if it was meant to be, we will be closing out our run as a band on our 10-year anniversary, Thanksgiving Eve, at Rams Head Live.  We plan on cherishing every last moment we have with you as The Bridge.

As chapters end and new ones begin, we will continue to pursue other musical endeavors, and hope to keep the spirit of this community alive.  We are forever grateful to you all, the people who we have gotten to know so well through the years, as well as those who have worked so hard and given so much of themselves for the band.  And lastly we want to thank each other, the members of the band both past and present, for sweating out the tough times and celebrating the high times together to try and live the dream.  We are truly brothers for life.  As sad as we feel that this experience is ending, we have no regrets. We feel we have achieved what we set out to do, which is to make people happy through our music.  We humbly thank you, from the absolute bottom of our hearts, for your love, support, and inspiration that has given us this opportunity.  It has been an honor and a privilege.

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Our remaining dates this summer are:

May 28 | Sterling Folk Festival | Sterling, NY tickets
June 1 | 8x10 Club | Baltimore, MD
June 8 | 8x10 Club | Baltimore, MD
June 15 | 8x10 Club | Baltimore, MD
June 22 | 8x10 Club | Baltimore, MD
June 4 | Crawfish Fest | Augusta, NJ
July 4 | TBA | Harrisonburg, VA
July 7 | Bottle & Cork | Dewey Beach, DE
July 10 | Ladew Gardens | Monkton, MD
July 17 | All Good Festival | Mastontown, WV
July 22 | Gathering of the Vibes | Bridgeport, CT
July 29-31 | Black Sheep Family Reunion | Tidewater, OR
August 5 | Elysian Fields Festival | Boyce, VA
August 7 | Flood City Music Festival | Johnstown, PA
August 12 | Hunt Valley Towne Center (acoustic) | Hunt Valley, MD
August 19 | Bella Terra Festival | Stephentown, NY

Sincerely,

Cris, Kenny, Dave, Mike, Patrick, and Mark

The Bridge

Pretty Lights Launches New YouTube Channel!

As a thank you to his fans for the ongoing support, Pretty Lights is releasing a free MP3 remix of Kanye West’s new track, “All Of The Lights,” which he debuted on New Year’s Eve at the Congress Theatre in West’s hometown of Chicago. The remix is featured in a New Year’s Eve video on Pretty Lights’ new YouTube Channel. Also found on the new YouTube channel are Pretty Lights remixes of Pink Floyd’s classic “Time,” Jay Z’s “Empire State of Mind,” Steve Miller Band’s “Fly Like An Eagle” and several more.

If you missed the news last week, Pretty Lights Music, Derek Vincent Smiths’ new digital record label, released two new EP’s for free downloads; Break Science’s Further Than Our Eyes Can See, and Paper Diamond’s debut EP, Levitate. The purpose of the label and its innovative model is to supply his fans, and fans of electronic music at large, with the freshest music from the hottest new underground artists.

Check Out The New Pretty Lights YouTube Channel, Featuring Unreleased PL Tracks, Remixes and Mashups!

Download the Pretty Lights Remix of Kanye West’s “All Of The Lights” HERE!

Phish: Live Bait 03 Worcester, MA

Fresh out of the Phish archives, Live Bait 03 is now available for download for FREE at livephish.com

This version of our free MP3 download series features selections from Phish's storied past performances at the Worcester Centrum (now the DCU Center).  The band is returning to play there Dec 27 & 28 during their New Year's Eve run. Tickets to both shows remain available for purchase through TicketMaster.

Live Bait 03 features all previously unreleased tracks including the 58+ minute Runaway Jim from 11/29/97.  The tracks are fully mixed and mastered.

Leftover Salmon Presidents Weekend Run!

After over a 6 year absence from both the San Francisco and Salt Lake City markets Leftover Salmon will make its return in February! On Friday and Saturday February 12th and 13th Salmon will perform for a two night stand at The Independent in San Francisco. The following night, Valentine's Day Salmon will head to The Depot in Salt Lake City. The Independent tickets are on sale now HERE(all of the our fan ticketing for the SF dates has sold out). The Depot tickets are on sale now HERE.

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Salmon Returns to Suwannee Springfest March 27th!

On Saturday March 27th Leftover Salmon will perform at the Suwannee Springfest. This will be the first time the band has performed in Florida since their hiatus at the end of 2004. What better way to brush off the Colorado cold in the month of March? We hope you'll join us for this great event in the sunshine state! 

Suwannee Springfest- Live Oak, Florida March 25 -28 2010!
initial confirmed line up
Leftover Salmon
Robert Earl Keene
Dirty Dozen Brass Band
Jim Lauderdale
Peter Rowan
The Steeldrivers
Belleville Outfit
Ruthie Foster

www.magmusic.com

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Telluride Bluegrass Festival!

We are also excited to announce our return to the Telluride Bluegrass Festival. We will perform Friday June 18th. Other bands on this year's lineup include Béla Fleck, Zakir Hussain & Edgar Meyer; Del McCoury Band; Hot Rize; Punch Brothers; Josh Ritter Band; Edward Sharpe & the Magnetic Zeros; the Telluride House Band featuring Sam, Béla, Jerry, Edgar, Bryan & Stuart; and many, many more. 2010 festival tickets and camping go on sale on now at www.bluegrass.com!

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New Years Eve Stream!

Both of the Boulder Theater shows on December 30th and 31st were videoed and streamed live on the nights of the performances. We are now offering these shows to be streamed in HD on demand for the next several weeks. These are available NOW HERE. Here is a glance of the band performing Mama Boulet on New Year's Eve. Video Here!

BoomBox Post-Phish and New Year’s Eve

Its no surprise BoomBox is taking the country by storm with their unique brand of house infused rock n’ roll. The duo brilliantly blends the sophistication of live guitar and poetry while soulfully delivering lyrics and boogie-ready samples for a one-of-a-kind live performance. Their dedication to provide an experimental dance party within their live show setting is second to none. With two New Year’s celebrations scheduled nearly 1,000 miles apart, this year is no exception.

BoomBox will be performing the post-Phish celebration on Dec. 29th in Miami before heading up to their home stomping grounds of Muscle Shoals, Alabama on New Year’s Eve --- their first performance in the area in over a year.

Comprised of multi-talented producer/musicians Zion “Rock” Godchaux and Russ Randolph, the BoomBox project manifested in 2004 during a six-month recording session. With an instant connection to a similar style of music it didn’t take long for the pair to hit the road with a combined vision that makes up their signature sound today. Together this collective skillfully weaves over four decades of music into one spontaneous live track, embracing everything from Motown, to 70’s era funk, to the roots of gritty rock n’ roll creating a truly unique dance ready sound.

Since their first national tour the duo has sold thousands of copies of their independent release, Visions of Backbeat, and has performed dozens of sold-out venues around the country. BoomBox’s new album, downriverelectric, will be released January 2010.

The perfect choice for a post-Phish celebration, BoomBox will take the dance party well in to the wee hours of the morning in Miami at the White Room, less than one mile from the American Airlines Arena. The party starts at 10 PM and everyone 18 and older can join the fun.

24 hours and almost 1,000 miles later, BoomBox will return to their hometown of Muscle Shoals, Alabama, with a special New Year’s Eve celebration at the newly renovated Grand Shoals Theater. This special evening will not only mark their first area performance in over a year, it will pay tribute to all the local fans that helped launch the duo’s national career.

Tickets for both events are now on sale and more information can be found on the official BoomBox website at www.thisisboombox.com - Fans are encouraged to purchase tickets for both events in advance.

Tuesday, December 29, 2009
The White Room
1306 N Miami Ave
Miami, FL 33136
(305) 995-5050
Set: 10:00 PM | Tickets: $10
18+

Thursday, December 31, 2009
Shoals Theatre
123 Seminary St Florence, AL 35630
(256) 764-1700
Set: 10:00 PM | Tickets: $15
All Ages

Leftover Salmon Celebrates 20 Year Legacy With New Year's Eve Shows in Boulder

Leftover Salmon celebrates its 20th anniversary of music and will ring in the New Year with a pair of shows at the Boulder Theater on December 30 & 31. On New Year's Eve 1989 the band was born when members of Left Hand String Band, Drew Emmitt and Glenn Keefe, joined Vince Herman and members of Herman's band, The Salmon Heads, for a gig at Crested Butte's club the Eldo.

hermanThe name Leftover Salmon was created while on the drive from Boulder to Crested Butte that day and the gig that night created the band that's swimming on to ring in 20 years this New Year's Eve. The morphing of these two bands formed a group with a trademark sound that came to be known worldwide as 'Poly-ethnic Cajun Slamgrass'. That sound propelled the group from its humble Rocky Mountain beginnings to international critical acclaim while deeply influencing countless groups that soon followed in their footsteps, such as The String Cheese Incident, Yonder Mountain String Band and others.

Leftover Salmon's New Year's Eve shows go on sale to general public through the Boulder Theater starting Friday, September 18 online at 10 AM MST (www.bouldertheater.com) and at the Boulder Theater box office at 3 PM.  A limited amount of tickets are available now for Leftover Salmon fan club members; anyone interested in securing these early tickets can simply visit www.leftoversalmon.com and sign up on the email list. By signing up, fans will receive a code to purchase New Year's Eve tickets in advance of the public on-sale as well as a complimentary music download of the band's main stage set at the High Sierra Music Festival.

Tickets are $38.50 for December 30 and $50 for New Year's Eve, doors are at 7:30 PM and both shows start at 8:30 PM.  The Boulder Theater is located at 2032 14th Street; Boulder, CO 80302.

STS9 Announces Fall Tour Dates & New Year's Eve Shows

STS9, about to wrap up an epic summer tour, is already ramping up for a busy fall season.  The band, who this past weekend rocked Lollapalooza's Main Stage and hosted the festival's hottest official after party, today announces their fall tour dates and Colorado New Year's shows. Look for the guys to head into some of the country's best indoor venues during the month of October, and to wrap up the year at downtown Denver's Wells Fargo Theatre. Also this fall, a new studio release - details to be announced soon.

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The complete list of STS9 Fall Tour dates is as follows:

Tuesday, October 6th  Liberty Hall  Lawrence, KS
Wednesday, October 7th  Sokol Auditorium  Omaha, NE
Thursday, October 8th  First Avenue  Minneapolis, MN
Friday, October 9th  Eagles Ballroom  Milwaukee, WI
Saturday, October 10th  Murat Egyptian Room  Indianapolis, IN
Wednesday, October 14th  W.L. Lyons Theatre  Louisville, KY
Thursday, October 15th  Newport Music Hall  Columbus, OH
Friday, October 16th  The Orbit Ballroom  Grand Rapids, MI
Saturday, October 17th  Town Ballroom  Buffalo, NY
Sunday, October 18th  Revolution Hall  Troy, NY
Wednesday, October 21st  The Klein Theatre  Bridgeport, CT
Thursday, October 22nd  House of Blues  Boston, MA
Friday, October 23rd  Terminal Five  New York City, NY
Saturday, October 24th  Electric Factory  Philadelphia, PA
Sunday, October 25th  Ram's Head Live  Baltimore, MD
Wednesday, December 30th Wells Fargo Theatre  Denver, CO
Thursday, December 31st Wells Fargo Theatre  Denver, CO
Saturday, January 2nd  Revolution Live  Fort Lauderdale, FL
Sunday-Friday, January 3-8th  Jam Cruise

But the band still has to wrap up festival season, catch them outdoors at:

August 21  The Tabernacle Atlanta, GA w/ Big Gigantic
August 22  Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre Atlanta, GA  w/ special guests Ghostland Observatory, Bassnectar, Lotus & DubConscious 

Sept 25 - 27  Earthdance Festival Laytonville, CA 

October 2 - 5  Austin City Limits Music Festival Austin, TX


This past June STS9's boutique record label 1320 Records released STS9's Peaceblaster: The New Orleans Make It Right Remixes.  The album, a benefit project for the Make It Right Foundation, features 30 artists including Pretty Lights, The Glitch Mob, Count Bass D, Richard Devine, Eskmo, Alex B., Ronald Jenkees and many others remixing original material from STS9's highly acclaimed recent studio release, PEACEBLASTER. The release is available at www.1320records.com and at iTunes.

New Years Eve Party, Ky-mani Marley, TOK, Turblence, & Pressure

New Years Reggae in San Fran- for the Grateful Web

Son of the legendary Bob Marley, Ky-Mani Marley continues his father's legacy in a different, but difficult world after thirty years, delivering the pop-reggae sound in which his family's been known for, while adding his unique mixture of classical reggae beats and contemporary hip hop. Stepping into his Jamaican roots, Marley independently released his debut 'The Journey' in 1998, which developed a huge following on the reggae charts as well as some dedication from fans of Bob Marley. The following year, 'The Journey' was eventually re-released in the United States. His latest, "Radio", is Ky-Mani Marley's first release since his Grammy nominated album, 'Many More Roads', five years ago. The album features several key singles including 'One Time' and 'The March and Conversation', and features contemporary hip hop.

What: New Years Eve Party
 
Where: 2b1 Multimedia Inc. 3075 17th Street, San Francisco
 
When: 12/31/08 New Years Eve Party. 8pm to 4am
 
Featuring: Ky-mani Marley, TOK, Turbulence,  Pressure  and Winstrong
 
Tickets: going.com/365newyears
 
For you Reggae heads This party is off the hook.

RIBS & BRISKET REVUE New Year's Eve at Cornelia Street

RIBS & BRISKET REVUE- for the Grateful Web

Paul Shapiro, saxophone & clarinet; Cilla Owens, vocals; Babi Floyd, vocals; Dan Rosengard, piano; Booker King, bass; Joe Ham, drums

And downstairs in the cabaret what more exhilarating way to bring in the New Year than with Paul Shapiro's fabulous foot-stomping RIBS & BRISKET REVUE,* w/ the incredible Cilla Owens and Babi Floyd on vocals,and Paul's wonderful six-piece band.

Ribs and Brisket's new album Essen is out on Tzadik Records:

THE BUFFALO NEWS:
This is from Shapiro's fabled "Ribs and Brisket Revue" and it's from the Shapiro who's more of an avant-klezmer vaudevillian than one of the most powerful multicultural saxophonists in New York... In other words, it's the downtown New York jazz version of Jewish novelty maestro Mickey Katz.

STRAIGHT NO CHASER- UK:
Hard blowing, finger-snapping, klezmer-inflected jazz and wailing big city blues that suddenly slips into Yiddish..; Shapiro tips his beret to Slim Gaillard with a couple of his tunes in praise of kosher cuisine, pours soul sauce and reggae beats over Jewish comedy songs and generally rips into things with just the right mix of irreverence and affection... Respect is due to John Zorn's Tzadik label for bringing this unique recording to the world. There really is no one else doing it quite like Shapiro!

$50 includes a glass of Nicolas Feuillatte Vintage Brut Champagne at midnight

CORNELIA STREET CAFÉ
29 Cornelia Street, NYC, New York    212-989-9319
http://www.corneliastreetcafe.com
between West 4th and Bleecker Sts, Greenwich Village
1 Subway to Sheridan Square; A, C, E, B, D, V, F to West 4th St.