Heads up! The brand new full-length BASSNECTAR album COZZA FRENZY drops digitally on September 29, with CDs available in stores on October 27. The first "Cozza Frenzy" single and DJ TOOLS Collection are available now at and select online retailers. A nationwide tour will launch in mid-September, sweeping through over 30 cities in North America, including headlining shows at The Fillmore in Denver, New York's Irving Plaza and the House of Blues in Chicago as well as festivals like Austin City Limits and Symbiosis in Groveland, CA.

BASSNECTAR’s own label Amorphous Music teams up with Child’s Play Records to unleash Cozza Frenzy, an amalgamation of sound that combines dubstep, electro, hip-hop, and all styles of dirty digital bass-heavy music and smashes it all into a collision of wobbling, perverted basslines, and hypnotic hide-and-seek adventures. A work three years in the making, this rich and eclectic collection of 15 songs features collaborations with artists such as Fever Ray, Zumbi of Zion I, Mr. Projectile, and Capital J.


Genres are turned upside down, sliced into half time and combined with one agenda: to delight your ears. While the live shows are explosive orgies of sound and light that literally turn into mosh pits, the album explores not only the frenzy but also the meltdown. Lush, expressive melodies and playful combinations of sound are just as much a trademark as the insane thickness and heaviness that pervades each song. It's like a variety show: some freakish songs for those moments of complete abandon, and other more melodic adventures for those moments when all you want to do is dissolve into thoughts.


"I wanted to express something emotionally visceral; reflective of the different shades of sonic mania I feel, each song having its own personality and character. I don't care if something is hip or trendy or not, I just want to give strength to feelings. This is music for people." With a rabid fan base that grows by the day, "this music" is primed to cause more than just a frenzy when it drops upon the masses September 29.


The debut single, "Cozza Frenzy," features an original head-banging, body-rocking anthem, where dubstep and electro collide beneath chopped and screwed vocals. BASSNECTAR gives his own Mega-Bass remix – a straightforward dubstep version perfect for ripping any dance floor into complete frenzy. Z-Trip’s Hellrazor Remix takes the original and flips it into a scratch track with loads of cuts and edits. Scratch DJs and turntablists will eat this alive. The single, as well as "Cozza Frenzy" DJ TOOLS Collection 1, is available now through, as well as other major online retailers. Visit to download.


In support of the album launch, BASSNECTAR will be touring with a custom-built PK sound system courtesy of the Wobble Factory alongside special guests DJ Vadim, Nosaj Thing and Heavyweight Dub Champion at select cities throughout North America. Whether remixing, collaborating, writing, DJing, performing or working on constant social networking, BASSNECTAR's music is the lure, and social impact is the very sincere intention. Coinciding with the road show, the BASSNECTAR team will be working with a community of activists and organizations to generate involvement in local issues that pertain to selected cities among the tour route. Visit for more information.



Fri        9/18                 Santa Barbara, CA      West Beach Music Festival

Sat       9/19                 Groveland, CA             Symbiosis Gathering

Thu      10/01               Dallas, TX                   Granada Theater

Fri        10/02               Austin, TX                    Austin City Limits

Sat       10/03               Austin, TX                    La Zona Rosa

Tue      10/06               Tuscaloosa, AL           Jupiter Bar and Grill

Wed    10/07               Nashville, TN               EXIT/IN

Thu      10/08               Knoxville, TN               The Valarium

Fri       10/09               Athens, GA                  40 Watt

Sat       10/10               Charlotte, NC              Neighborhood Theatre

Wed    10/14               Charleston, SC           Music Farm

Thu      10/15               Carrboro, NC             Cat’s Cradle

Fri        10/16               Asheville, NC              Orange Peel

Sat       10/17               Miami Beach, FL         Heathrow Lounge

Sat       10/31               Denver, CO                 The Fillmore

Tue      11/03               Grand Rapids, MI        The Intersection

Wed    11/04               Madison, WI                Majestic Theatre

Thu      11/05               Bloomington, ID          Bluebird Nightclub

Fri        11/06               Chicago, IL                  House of Blues

Sat       11/07               Detroit, MI                    St. Andrew’s Hall

Wed    10/10               Boston, MA                  Paradise Rock Club

Thu      11/12               Washington, DC         9:30 Club

Fri        11/13               New York, NY              Fillmore @ Irving Plaza

Sat       11/14               Philadelphia, PA          Theatre of Living Arts

Thurs   11/19               Fayetteville, AR           George’s Majestic Lounge

Fri        11/20               Columbia, MO             The Blue Note

Sat       11/21               Lawrence, KS             Liberty Hall

Thurs   11/26               Toronto, ON                Wrong Bar

Fri        11/27               Edmonton, Alberta      Empire Ballroom

Sat       11/28               Calgary, Alberta          Snatch Rock ‘n Roll Lounge

Tue      12/1                 Nelson, BC                  Spirit Bar

Thurs   12/3                 Kelowna, BC               Level Nite Club

Fri        12/4                 Vancouver, BC            Richard’s On Richards

Sat       12/5                 Victoria, BC                 Sugar Nightclub

Sun      12/6                 Whistler, BC               The G.L.C. – Whistler Village

Upcoming Marco Benevento Dates

September 8 | Williamsburg Music Hall | Brooklyn, NY (w/ Mike Gordon)
September 9 | Boulder Theater | Boulder, CO (w/ The Bad Plus)
September 17 | Castaways | Ithaca, NY
September 18 | River Street Jazz Cafe | Plains, NY
September 19 | Let It Roll Festival | Ghent, NY
September 24 | The State Theater | Falls Church, VA
September 25 | 92Y | New York, NY
September 26 | The Westcott Theater | Syracuse, NY
September 27 | Le Divan Orange | Montreal, Canada
October 28 | Earshot Jazz Festival | Seattle, WA
October 29 | The Goodfoot Lounge | Portland, OR
October 30 | Jambalaya | Arcata, CA
October 31 | San Francisco Jazz Festival | San Francisco, CA
December 3 | The Iron Horse | Northampton, MA
December 4 | Narrows Center For The Arts | Fall River, MA

December 5 | Downright Music & Arts | Collinsville, CT

November 6 |  The Note | West Chester, PA (w/ Sean Bones)
November 7 | 8X10 | Baltimore, MD (w/ Sean Bones)
November 9 | Boone Saloon | Boone, NC
(w/ Sean Bones)
November 10 | The Garage at Biltmore | Asheville, NC (w/ Sean Bones)
November 11 | The Pour House Music Hall | Raleigh, NC (w/ Sean Bones)
November 12 | The Pourhouse | Charleston, SC (w/ Sean Bones)
November 13 | New Earth Music Hall | Athens, GA (w/ Sean Bones)
November 14 | Bear Creek Music Festival | Live Oak, FL

Upcoming GARAGE A TROIS Tour Dates
November 14 | Bear Creek Festival | Suwanee, FL
November 19 | DBA | New Orleans, LA
November 20 | Chelsea's | Baton Rouge, LA
November 21 | The Parish | Austin, TX
December  8 | Tractor Tavern | Seattle, WA
December  9 | Night Light Lounge | Bellingham, WA
December 10 | Doug Fir | Portland, OR
December 11 | Red Fox | Arcata, CA
December  12 | Independent |
San Francisco, CA

Upcoming releases from THE ROYAL POTATO FAMILY
Nathan Moore (Folk Singer) ***out now
Jacob Fred Jazz Odyssey (One Day In Brooklyn) ***out now
Moodswing Orchestra (Moodswing Orchestra) ***Available September 29
Garage A Trois (Power Patriot) ***Available October 27
Marco Benevento & Friends (Live In NYC: The Sullivan Hall Residency) ***DVD***Available November 10
Mushroom ***coming in 2010

Modest Mouse | No One's First and You're Next | Review

Phish | Shoreline | 8/5/09 | Review

By far the most anticipated concert of the summer at Shoreline Amphitheater, the gigantic outdoor venue in Mountain View, California, was Phish on August 5. I had been growing out my lengthy beard and counting down the days for most of July it seemed.

Umphrey's McGee Announce Fall Tour, Halloween, and NYE Dates

Umphrey's McGee is gearing up for a busy fall season that will take them to all parts of the U.S, including some final festival stops of 2009 - Jazz Aspen Snowmass Festival, moe.Down, and Telluride Blues and Brews - and a special Halloween play in Yosemite, California.


In June, the band released their new DVD, Umphrey's McGee - Live.  Recorded during their 2007 performance for PBS's Soundstage, Umphrey's McGee - Live is offers an incredible 13-song set on DVD, including six favorites not shown during the PBS broadcast, which premiered last February.

Legendary on the live music circuit, Chicago-based Umphrey's McGee has perfected the art of progressive improvisation.  With swirling guitar textures, multi-faceted arrangements and their signature blend of power and finesse, the sextet brings jamming to a new level.  During the summer of 2007, Umphrey's McGee came home to Chicago to record a special live performance for the award-winning PBS music series Soundstage at WTTW's Grainger Studio. UMPHREY'S McGEE - LIVE features over two hours of dazzling music presented in High-Definition and mixed in 5.1 Surround Sound, plus two bonus tracks (including "Made to Measure" off their most recent studio album Mantis).  A visual showcase of the band's spontaneity and innovative prowess, UMPHREY'S McGEE - LIVE, is a must-own for all music enthusiasts and progressive rock fans, and is available now in stores and online.

The band's complete list of confirmed appearances is as follows:

August 27-28  Canopy Club  Urbana IL
September 2  Whiskey Roadhouse  Council Bluffs IA
September 4  Mishawaka Amphitheatre  Bellevue CO
September 5  Jazz Aspen Snowmass Festival  Aspen CO
September 6  moe. Down  Turin NY
September 9  Varsity Theatre  Baton Rouge LA
September 10  House of Blues  Houston TX
September 11  La Zona Rosa  Austin TX
September 12  House of Blues  Dallas TX
September 15  Rialto Theatre  Tucson AZ
September 16  House of Blues  Las Vegas NV
September 17  The Depot  Salt Lake City UT with Keller Williams
September 18  Mesa Theatre & Club  Grand Junction CO
September 19 Telluride Blues and Brews Festival Telluride CO
October 1  IU Auditorium  Bloomington IN
October 2  Michigan Theatre  Ann Arbor MI
October 3  Eagles Ballroom  Milwaukee WI
October 7  City Opera House  Traverse City MI
October 8  House of Blues  Cleveland OH
October 9  Orbit Room  Grand Rapids MI
October 21  Knitting Factory Spokane WA
October 22  Showbox Seattle WA
October 23  McDonald Theatre  Eugene OR
October 24  Crystal Ballroom Portland OR
October 25  Eureka Theatre  Eureka CA
October 27  Crystal Bay Club Crystal Bay NV
October 28  McNears Mystic Theatre  Petaluma CA
October 29  House of Blues  West Hollywood CA
October 30-31  Las Tortugas - Dance of the Dead IV Groveland (Yosemite) CA
December 10-14  Carribean Holidaze  Runaway Bay JA
December 29-31  TBA Chicago IL

Trevor Hall and Inspiration for Unity & Self Ecstasy

When spirituality comes to mind, it seems most often images and associations with well practiced religions such as Christianity and Judaism are the first to surface. With his thoughtful lyrics though, set to a musical style at it's most basic classified as a fusion of reggae and rock, Trevor Hall embraces a different meaning of spirituality.

Steve Kimock Upcoming Tour Dates

As the summer heats up, so does the pressure to book your cabin on Jam Cruise 8! The folks of Cloud 9 just reminded us that there are less than 50 cabins left for the adventure in January 2010. Steve Kimock is thrilled to be back on board and we are bringing the Crazy Engine with us this time. Picture this in the winter: a luxury cruise line, tropical locations, music day and night and the famous "Jam Room" where you will surely see Kimock late night leading the pack. Oh and did we mention some of our dear friends are also on board: Dark Star Orchestra, Fantastic Four (Robert Walter), George Porter Jr, and even Zappa plays Zappa and Maceo Parker with many many more!


kimockBook your cabin today and don't miss out on the most unique and special live music event we have been a part of.


Steve Kimock will be returning to Europe for three weeks for a string of dates in Southern Germany beginning August 20th. The band features John Morgan Kimock (drums), Billy Goodman (vocals, slide guitar), and Trevor Exter (bass, vocals). The band has already spent some good times in the barn preparing for this adventure!

Aug 20 Waldsee - Waldseestraße 84 Freiburg, Germany 0761-73688 | Show 21:00
Aug 21 Turning Point - Herrenwies, Germany
* There will also be a Kimock workshop in the afternoon
Aug 22 Schlachthof-Jugend & Kultur - Dreyspringstrasse 16 Lahr, Germany 07821/981185 | Show: 21:00
Aug 27 Turning Point Herrenwies, Germany
Aug 28 Weisses Ross - Immeldorf, Germany
Phone: 09827-223 | Show:21:00PM
Aug 29 Out In the Green Festival - Adelmannsdorf (Wolframs-Eschenbach)| @ 17:00 | Phone: 09875-547
* There will also be a Kimock workshop earlier in the afternoon. More info, call or mail Hans:
Aug 30 TBD

Bringing together many genres & creating a sound that is like nothing you have heard (Organic Electronic -meets- African- meets- Jamband), Kimock will play a string of dates in September with Chris Berry Trio also featuring Michael Kang (of String Cheese Incident), & Drum and Bass from the Grammy Nominated Brazilian Girls.

Sept 10 Le Posson Rouge, NYC ,NY
Sept 11 Pearl Street North Hampton, Ma
Sept 12 Mexicali Live Teaneck, NJ

The New York Guitar Festival will celebrate its 10th anniversary this January and February with a series of special shows at Manhattan's Merkin Concert Hall. Each Thursday night an artist or ensemble will give the world premiere of a NYGF commissioned score for early classic film.

On January 21st, the festival presents (for a second time) Steve Kimock playing to Buster Keaton's classic silent film Cops (along with Bon Iver's Justin Vernon providing the sonic backdrop to Charlie Chaplin's The Gold Rush.)

Check out recent blog post on this event: Double-Stop Music.

For more info visit the official website of the New York Guitar Festival and come see why the Wall Street Journal calls this "an epic event."

Oct 1 Mexicali Blues - Teaneck, NJ
Oct 2 Recher Theatre - Towson, MD
Oct 3 Canal Club - Richmond, VA
Oct 9 Riverview Fest - Chicago, IL
Oct 23 Spookstock (Camp Zoe)- Salem, MO
Oct 24 Granada Theatre - Lawrence, KS
Oct 27 Humboldt Brews - Arcata, CA
Oct 28 El Rey Theatre - Chico, CA
Oct 29 Stillwater - Ashland, OR
Oct 30 McDonald Theatre -Eugene, OR
Oct 31 Aladdin Theatre - Portland, OR

Nov 5 TBD
Nov 6 Bearsville , NY - Bearsville Theatre
Nov 7 Benefit for Queen Theatre - Wilmington, DE
Nov 8 Fairfield Theatre Company - Fairfield CT
Nov 11 Carrboro, NC - Center for the Arts
Nov 12 Asheville, NC - Orange Peel
Nov 13 Charleston, SC - The Pour House
Nov 14 Live Oak, FL - Bear Creek Festival
Nov 16 Charlotte, NC - Visulite
Nov 17 Smith's - Atlanta
Nov 19 The Rev Room - Little Rock
Nov 20 Fayetteville - George's
Nov 21 Fayetteville - George's

Dec 18 The Fillmore, SF, CA *
*Big Light opening

EOTO, Vibesquad, & Big Gigantic at Mishawaka Amphitheatre: A Night of Firsts

Friday August 14th was a night of firsts. I'd never been to Mishawaka, I'd never seen these bands all at the same show, and I'd never really talked to any of them.

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.


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 and at iTunes.

Saturday, 25 July @ 10KLF

Quote of the day, heard while in the audience for the last few minutes of an enjoyable-but-forgettable set by Tea Leaf Green:

"They all died at 27 full of drugs and insane, so I made a conscious decision to make my role models change."