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Ladysmith Black Mambazo | Burlington, VT | Review

When my sister was in high school she was a musical filter for me, as I was her younger brother and was very impressionable. Most of the music I was listening too was coming on mix tapes that artsy-fartsy, private school boys would make for her and she would subsequently hand down to me when that boy's time passed. So, as my friends were enamored with the New Kids, Tiffany and Color Me Badd.

Les Paul & Friends: A Tribute to a Legend

When Les Paul & Friends: American Made World Played dropped in 2005, it made history. Produced by Bob Cutarella and Fran Cathcart, it brought Eric Clapton, Buddy Guy, Sam Cooke, Steve Miller, and many others into the studio to play with guitar pioneer Les Paul. That recording earned two Grammys in 2006.

6 Servings of Disco Biscuits in Denver

There was big news over the weekend!  Nearing the end of their massive US tour, the Disco Biscuits rumbled through two sold out shows last Friday and Saturday night, at the Ogden Theater in Denver, and it won’t be long before the Biscuits are back again.  The big news was the announcement of a headlining show at the most spectacular venue in the country – Red Rocks Amphitheater in Morrison, CO.  For die-h

Phish: Madison Square Garden 12-30-97

With the famous Vermont jam quartet making their triumphant return to the road this year, one can only wonder what kind of energy and style they will bring to those live performances.  Phish has always been open to reinventing themselves throughout the years, and they very well may invoke something fresh this time around.

Genre-Bending Fiddler Casey Driessen's New CD Streets 5/12

With one Grammy nomination and two years of solo touring under his belt for 3D, his debut release on Sugar Hill Records, inventive genre-warping fiddler Casey Driessen has recorded a fascinating new CD.

The 13th Annual All Good Music Fest. Announces 2009 Lineup

Walther Productions is proud to announce the 13th annual All Good Music Festival held July 10-12 at Marvin's Mountaintop in Masontown, WV.  Featuring an extended weekend of music and camping amongst the scenic West Virginia mountains, the All Good Festival continues to present fans with a showcase of the nation's best established and emerging live acts, described by Rolling Stone as one of the "coolest festivals around."

ROTHBURY 2009 IS ON!

ROTHBURY, last year's break-out festival hit, returns to the Double JJ Ranch in Rothbury, Michigan on July 2-3-4-5, 2009. Look for artist line-up announcement and ticket on-sale information coming soon.

Drew Emmitt & Friends @ the Boulder Theater

He's been known to show a mandolin and viola who is boss, while still keeping his humble frontman persona intact. A modest yet instrumentally explosive enigma, Drew Emmitt captures the attention of the audience as if they were a herd of famished field mice lured in by a hefty corncake crumb.

DEADMAU5 Spring 2009 Tour

photos by Sam Holloway- for the Grateful Web

Days away from the Grammy Awards where he's nominated in the 'Best Remixed Recording' (non-classical) category for his remix of Morgan Page's "The Longest Road" (Nettwerk), DEADMAU5 has landed two nominations from Canada's Juno Awards. The highly popular electronic music producer and performer has also announced dates for his North American spring tour with Late of the Pier and The Whip.

The Juno Award nominations land him in the "Dance Recording Of The Year" category for his ULTRA EMI single "Move For Me" (Deadmau5 vs. Kaskade) and 2008 debut album release, Random Album Title.  This marks his third and fourth nominations for this award.  Last year, DEADMAU5 was also nominated in the same category for the Play Records tracks "After Hours" (Melleefresh vs. Deadmau5) and "All U Ever Want" (Billy Newton-Davis vs. Deadmau5), with the latter garnering the prize.

Following his massive 'World Tour' in 2008 which took him around the globe, DEADMAU5 will return to North America for several high-profile appearances including SXSW and performance spots on each day of the Ultra Music Festival in Miami March 27 and 28.  He'll also team up with fellow live electronic acts Late of the Pier and The Whip for several key East Coast dates which include stops in Nashville, New York, Philadelphia, Washington D.C., Boston, Toronto, Chicago and Montreal.  The tour will support his new EP of which details will be announced at a later date.

DEADMAU5 began his meteoric rise by turning out original productions and instant hits, gaining notoriety at digital DJ portal, Beatport. Tracks like "Faxing Berlin" and "Not Exactly" showcased his distinctly innovative sound, which appealed across the plethora of dance genres.  He continues to deliver quality tunes such as "Brazil," "Arguru," "Sometimes Things Get, Whatever," all of which were released on Random Album Title.  Wrote Jim Fusilli of the Wall Street Journal (12/26/08) in his 'Best Of' roundup of 2008  "Deadmau5 is a producer renowned for making electronic dance music, but his Random Album Title (Ultra) reveals the depth of his vision. It's an 80-minute suite that surprises and delights as it blends trance, disco, New Age, Europop and Tangerine Dream-like soundscapes. As if rejecting the notion that his music is only for raves, he lets the tempo sag by adding tender interludes, shifts the mood while keeping up the beat, and alters accent notes on percussion and keyboards so wickedly that you have to stop and listen. Surrender to his wit and surprising musicality and you're transported."

DEADMAU5's spring tour dates are as follows:

*indicates dates with Late Of The Pier and The Whip.

Date:                       City:                          Venue:
Fri    3/13/09            Magna, Utah                The Great Salt Air

Wed    3/18/09         Austin                        La Zona Rosa

Thurs  3/19/09          San Antonio               Club Rio

Fri    3/20/09            Houston                     Bar Rio

Sat    3/21/09           Dallas                         Lizard Lounge

Fri    3/27/09             Miami                        Ultra Music Festival, Bicentennial Park

Sat    3/28/09           Miami                         Ultra Music Festival, Bicentennial Park

*Tue   3/31/09          Nashville                    Lime Light

*Fri   4/3/09              New York                  Roseland

*Sat   4/4/09            Philadelphia                 TLA

*Tue   4/7/09           Washington                TBA

*Wed   4/8/09           Boston                     TBA

*Fri   4/10/09            Toronto                    TBA

*Sat   4/11/09          Chicago                      TBA

*Sun   4/12/09          Montreal                   Bal en Blanc

Langerado 2009 Cancelled

Today, the 2009 Langerado Music Festival is cancelled due to sluggish ticket sales.  The 7th annual event was slated to happen March 6-8 at their new home in downtown Miami's Bicentennial Park.

Langerado's independent local promoters, faced with a very tough decision in a dismal economy, cancelled the 2009 event only after every possible option was exhausted.