Toubab Krewe Announce Fall Tour

Toubab Krewe rides a wave of momentum from epic performances at this summer's best festivals into a huge national fall tour in support of their latest release, Live at the Orange Peel. The band kicks-off the tour this week in Boone, NC before embarking on a cross-country trek that will bring it to premiere venues across the Rockies and West Coast, including the Fox Theatre in Boulder, CO, the Great American Music Hall in San Francisco, CA, and the Joshua Tree Music Festival in Joshua Tree, CA.


toubabThe second leg of the tour includes a special three night Halloween run in the Carolinas (Charleston, SC, Charlotte, NC, Chapel Hill, NC) and several dates in the Northeast. The band then comes full circle to celebrate New Year's Eve at home in Asheville with a two night stand at the Orange Peel, where they recorded their last album.


The tour follows a summer that saw the band play monumental shows at Bonnaroo, ROTHBURY, and Festivus, a festival organized by Toubab Krewe bassist Dave Pransky that National Geographic called one of this year's best festivals. In keeping with the band's tradition of collaborating with luminaries, they joined The Dead during their headlining set at ROTHBURY, and toured with Jamaican legend Earl "Chinna" Smith. The band's collaborative new single "Fire," recorded at Chinna's home-studio in Kingston, continues to be added to radio playlists across the country.


Upcoming Fall Tour Dates:

September 17 | Boone, NC | Legends at Appalachian State

September 18 | Knoxville, TN | Cider House

September 19 | Nashville, TN | Exit/In

September 20 | Memphis, TN | Levitt Shell

September 21 | St. Louis, MO | Off Broadway

September 22 | Kansas City, MO | Crosstown Station

September 23 | Lincoln, NE | Bourbon Theatre

September 24 | Boulder, CO | Fox Theatre

September 25 | Fort Collins, CO | Aggie Theatre

September 26 | Denver, CO | Cervantes

September 29 | Portland, OR | Doug Fir Lounge

September 30 | Seattle, WA | Tractor Tavern

October 2 | Eugene, OR | WOW Hall

October 3 | Arcata, CA | Humboldt Brewery

October 8 | San Francisco, CA | Great American Music Hall

October 10 | Joshua Tree, CA | Joshua Tree Music Festival

October 13 | San Diego, CA | Winston's Beach Club

October 14 | Tucson, AZ | Plush

October 15 | Tempe, AZ | Sail Inn

October 16 | Flagstaff, AZ | Green Room

October 17 | Santa Fe, NM | Santa Fe Brewing Company

October 22 | Austin, TX | Flamingo Cantina

October 23 | Houston, TX | Last Concert Cafe

October 24 | New Orleans, LA | Blue Nile

October 29 | Charleston, SC | Poor House

October 30 | Charlotte, NC | Neighborhood Theatre

October 31 | Carrboro, NC | Cat's Cradle

November 12-13 | Live Oak, FL (Spirit of the Suwannee Music Park) | Bear Creek Music and Art Festival

November 19 | New York, NY | Santos Party House

November 20 | Cambridge, MA | Middle East Nightclub

November 21 | Cambridge, MA | Middle East Nightclub

December 30-31 | Asheville, NC | Orange Peel

January 3-8, 2010 | Ft. Lauderdale, Ocho Rios, Jamaica, Cayman Islands, Caribbean Ocean | Jam Cruise


Experience Every Note of Winterland June 1977 proudly presents our latest "Full Run" box set from the vault. Get ready for the perfectly natural follow up to last year's Winterland 1973: The Complete Recordings. We invite you to continue the story of the band's reign at perhaps the greatest venue of all, San Francisco's--and Bill Graham's--Winterland Arena. Experience every single note from June 7th, 8th & 9th, 1977 in glorious HDCD fidelity.

Black Tie-Dye Ball 9-25 w/ Dark Star Orchestra

Enjoy a pre-concert, festive party in Lola’s Room, mingling with the artists and other kindred spirits, as well as first access to the Ballroom to enjoy the concert.


We are pleased to announce special rates for Rex Foundation attendees at the classic Mark Spencer Hotel in downtown Portland.  Check out to see what the hotel has to offer.  You can call either 503-224-3293 or 800-548-3934 and ask for the Rex Foundation rate, which will be $79 for their Studio Queen room and $99 for the Junior Suite.

RECEPTION and CONCERT TICKETS (all but $70 is tax-deductible)
American Beauty $200
The party with food & drinks, a goody bag, plus special roped off area stage left for concert + collectible poster

Scarlet Begonia $100
The party with food & drinks, a goody bag, plus first entry into Ballroom

Reception Upgrade  For those who have previously purchased concert tickets.
$75 for Scarlet Begonia tickets & $175 American Beauty tickets.


To order Reception and Concert Tickets call 415-561-3135 or download the Ticket Order Form  with this link  DSO-Rex-event-order-form-9-25-09 and fax to 415-561-3136, or mail to Rex Foundation, P.O. Box 29608, San Francisco, CA 94129-0608 with your order.


CONCERT TICKETS ONLY: $26 in advance available online or through Ticketmaster.
Call Ticketmaster: 1-800-745-3000
Online: Click here to order online through Ticketmaster

In Person: Tickets available at the Crystal Ballroom and the Aladdin Theater


The Rex Foundation presented the first Black Tie-Dye Ball in Chicago in March 2004 with Dark Star Orchestra. Since then, there have been Black Tie-Dye Balls in New York City, Washington, D.C., Denver, Colorado, Los Angeles and San Francisco. These festive occasions provide the opportunity to collaborate with gifted performers that care about the Rex Foundation. On September 25th, as at each Ball, enjoy a unique musical experience, while also celebrating the Portland area’s talent, enterprise and community spirit. Proceeds help support local area non-profit programs.


The September 25th Black Tie-Dye Ball also helps celebrate the 3rd month-long DSO Rex Caravan Tour, where every show along the way includes $1 per ticket as a contribution to the Rex Foundation. We thank Dark Star Orchestra for their steadfast and generous support. Together, with all DSO fans, we demonstrate the power of the musical community to provide essential seed grants to smaller non-profits doing great work in many different ways.


Thank you for your support. We look forward to seeing you on September 25th.


Friday, September 25, 2009
Crystal Ballroom
1332 W. Burnside
Portland, OR 97209

6:00 – 7:30 pm Drinks, Food & Reception with Artists in Lola’s Room   (For Ages 21 and Over)
7:00 pm General Admission Doors open
8:00pm Show   (All Ages)

Nathan Moore "Travelin' On" This Fall

Nathan Moore is back on the road in September for the third leg of his "Travelin' On" 2009 tour supporting his latest release, Folk Singer. Upcoming dates include both headline performances and opening slots with the likes of Assembly Of Dust, Shemekia Copeland and Marco Benevento Trio.


folk-singer"Since the economy has turned and with the state of the world, people are looking closer to home for things to sustain us. In that sense, the folk singer thrives," says Moore. "I seem to catch people off guard when I am performing, in how they are reacting to me. I think people are poised. Our culture is so accustomed to not having direct connection, people are just jaded enough to be pleasantly surprised by a little folk singer. They come up to me after the show and say 'I wasn't expecting to feel any of that stuff, thank you!'"


Nathan Moore has logged many miles since May, toting his bag of tricks from coast-to-coast and giving thousands a peek inside. The Staunton, VA-based singer-songwriter, who's known to also perform magic tricks onstage, and who also fronts the the indie roots band Surprise Me Mr. Davis, performs solo acoustic in the pure folk tradition with just voice, guitar and harmonica at his own shows. The eight tracks on Folk Singer were recorded in the same manner.


"Every song I've ever written started with just me and my guitar. It's the point of origin and, in that sense, the purest form of my songs," says Moore. "My reality is, these days, I'm mostly touring alone and it's great to have an album that represents this side of me."


Nathan Moore's Travelin' On Tour continues with more dates to be announced shortly:

September 14 |  | Iota Club & Cafe | Arlington, VA
September 18 | Clementine Cafe | Harrisonburg, VA
September  24 | Paradise Rock Club | Boston, MA (w/ AOD/Emmitt Nershi)
September  25 | 92Y Tribeca | New York, NY (w/ Marco Benevento Trio)
September 26 | Narrows Center | Fall River, MA (w/ Shemekia Copeland)
September  27 | The Iron Horse | Northampton, MA (w/ Emmitt Nershi)
September  28 | Stone Church | Newmarket, NH
September  29 | Langdon Street Cafe | Montpelier, VT (w/ Joe Adler)
September  30 | Parima | Burlington, VT (w/ Bryan Elijah Smith & Joe Adler)
October 2 | The Note | West Chester, PA (w/ AOD/Emmitt Nershi)
October 4 | Crozet Music Festival | Crozet, VA
October  15 | Purple Fiddle | Thomas, WV
October  28 | Conneticut Yankee | San Francisco, CA
October  29 | Las Tortugas, Dance of the Dead Festival | Groveland, CA
October 13 | Bear Creek Music Festival | Live Oak, FL
November 27 | Mockingbird | Staunton, VA

Treasure Island Music Festival Continues Expanding Environmental Initiatives

For the past two years the Treasure Island Music Festival has been determined to minimize its effect on the planet, diverting 72% of its waste to recycling and composting, and this year they are looking to reduce their waste even further. This year's reductions begin on the trip to Treasure Island thanks to partnerships with Bauer's and the San Francisco Bicycle Coalition.

The Joy of Makeup Sex, with Phish

Have you ever had ‘make-up sex?’And I mean the ‘grown-up’ kind – full of the peaks and valleys of intimate knowledge of the other, with an understanding of the significance of the recent pasts’ dissonance… It’s sex with the knowledge that one nearly lost this person, and is lucky to have retrieved their relationship from the brink. Sex with someone you LOVE - or maybe ‘loved’ in the past. Sex that’s like physical history in action and re-action - with all the emotional lights left on.

San Francisco Outside Lands Music & Arts Festival--Day 1

Day One of the August 2009 Outside Lands Festival held in San Francisco in the Golden Gate Park Polo Fields kicked off the unparalleled music weekend with Pearl Jam headlining the bill. Pearl Jam is the only remaining Seattle grunge band from a scene so powerful in Washington State in the early 1990s that it swept across the entire nation and took over popular music.

EOTO: Fall Tour & New Album

The way music is produced and performed is growing at an astounding rate. From the roots of acoustic music to amped up rock n’ roll and into the electronic revolution, the options available to the modern musician are more like a scientific lab, then the campfire jam from where it all started. From the controls of a tiny laptop, a performer now has the power to mix, change and loop sounds in a concert setting with great ease. This modern twist of technology is bringing a new level of music to the electronic dance party.


eotoWhile the genre of live electronica is relatively new on the music circuit, nobody is breaking the boundaries of live producing and improvisation like EOTO. Fusing elements of live instrumentation, house music, dubstep and electro into their dance ready sound, the band will be taking the country by storm beginning in late September for their perennial fall tour, performing 33 consecutive nights in a row.


Consisting of Michael Travis and Jason Hann the duo mixes the organic sounds of live drums, keyboards, vocals, bass, percussion, and guitar through a variety of programs and gadgets to create a style of music that is more likely found in a dance club, then a live music theater. What sets EOTO apart from other artists in this emerging genre is how the music is created. While some artists may spend hours pre-mixing samples and elements of music for their live show, EOTO uses nothing pre-recorded, giving them the ability to approach each song with on-the-spot spontaneity and 100% live improvisation.


Because of the ever-changing sound and style of music, it’s hard to describe a band like EOTO. In a recent discussion on the bands highly active Facebook page, the thousands of subscribed fans were asked to describe the band in their own words – descriptions ranged from mythical to visual, each in awe of the duo’s ability to create high octane dance music in a live setting. A trait that has fans old and new catching multiple shows on a tour and packing venues wherever they play. Or maybe EOTO is selling out venues around the coast for the spirit of dance music they bring in general. As one fan put it “It’s a raging dance party that nobody should miss. An indescribable feeling that lingers for hours“.


travisIt should come as no surprise that the members of EOTO have performed with a range of musicians second to none. Their combined resume includes the likes of Isaac Hayes, Loreena McKinnett, Herbie Hancock, Drummers of STOMP, DJ Tequila, Les Nubians, Stanley Jordan, Les ClayPool, Joshua Redman, Arturo Sandoval, Bela Fleck, Trilok Gurtu, Charlie Hunter, Mike Marshall and Dave Grisman just to name a few. In less then 3 years, the duo has performed over 500 shows including the top festivals in North America. The machine that drives EOTO is more then just performing live music, the band also does all of their own self-management and booking for every single show they play.


Beginning in late September and performing every single night in October, EOTO will hit the road with their long-awaited studio EP called Fire the Lazers!!. This eleven-track journey into dubstep, electro and house music showcases their talents and skill in a growing dimension of music. In true EOTO spirit the album was produced with nothing planned or rehearsed, capturing only the best of what makes up their original sound. The album will be available on the road and by digital download in October of 2009. Those interested in an advance copy of the release for review should contact Ami Heinrich


09/29 Santa Cruz CA Moe's Alley
09/30 San Francisco CA Mission Rock Cafe
10/01 Eureka CA Red Fox Tavern
10/02 Eugene OR McDonald Theatre
10/03 Portland OR Berbatis Pan
10/04 Bellingham WA The Night Light Lounge
10/05 Missoula MT The Palace
10/06 Bozeman MT The Filling Station
10/07 Fargo ND The Aquarium
10/08 Minneapolis MN The Cabooze
10/09 Madison WI High Noon Saloon
10/10 Chicago IL Abbey Pub
10/11 Kalamazoo MI Papa Pete's
10/12 Columbus OH Scarlet & Grey Cafe
10/14 Buffalo NY Mohawk Place
10/15 Syracuse NY The Westcott Theater
10/16 Burlington VT Club Metronome
10/17 Allston MA Harper's Ferry
10/18 Portland ME Port City Music Hall
10/19 Providence RI The Hi Hat
10/21 Albany NY Red Square
10/22 New York NY Sullivan Hall
10/23 Philadelphia PA World Cafe Live
10/24 Baltimore MD 8x10
10/25 Richmond VA Canal Club
10/26 Blacksburg VA Attitudes
10/28 St. Louis MO Old Rock House
10/29 Lincoln NE Bourbon Theatre
10/30 Denver CO Gothic Theatre
10/31 Lawrence KS The Granada


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