Most folks going out to see live music generally seek a familiar favorite band, or at the very least a certain style or genre implied. Rarely can an act draw interest based on anything without these qualities. Matt Butler’s Everyone Orchestra is the exception. Butler is a fantastic multi-instrumentalist (primarily a drummer) who decided to abolish all of the above qualifiers of what constitutes a traditional band.
After kicking off what some are calling the Fare Thee Well Tour with two nights at Red Rocks, it was clear walking up the ramps that there was a sustained energy ready to boil over on Saturday night. After three consecutive late summers on the rocks, Furthur brought out all of the tricks on this run, and finally decided to not only give us the best of, like they had in previous years, but also lots of songs they’d never dusted off in Colorado.
Saturday provided everyone at Lockn’ Festival with day three of bright blue skies, a warm late summer sun and a string of performers that left everyone with their eyes wide open and their jaws dropped. Love Canon, The London Souls and The Punch Brothers got the day started off on a great note, performing energetically and en
Bob Weir, former member of the Grateful Dead, collapsed on stage during a Furthur show Thursday night at the Capitol Theatre in Port Chester, NY after showing signs of distress throughout the evening. Playing their ninth sold out show in twelve days, the 65 year old rhythm guitarist stumbled, then fell around 11pm during the song "Unbroken Chain", and was assisted to his
It is truly music to our ears to hear musicians and others in the music community say they want to support Rex Foundation work by being part of the Rex Musical Caravan! With appreciation for the generosity and enthusiasm of all involved, we are pleased to announce the following great occasions and musical experiences you can enjoy:This Friday, April 5th, Olive & the Dirty Martinis, with opener Girl Named T, appear at the Freight & Salvage in Berkeley. Enjoy seeing Rex board member Stefanie Coyote and her band members. I'm looking forward to being there, too. Here are the
This is my first newsletter of the year, so... welcome 2013! Thanks for your continued subscription to the JK Wireservice. I use ReverbNation to maintain this subscription list (similar to Constant Contact, but music-oriented), and if you are interested, they have an entire social network dedicated to music. Also, if you wish to unsubscribe, please feel free to click the 'unsubscribe' link at the bottom of this email.Its already been an eventful year...
Do you believe in augurs? As a bookworm and English teacher, I always look for them in literature and instruct my students to do the same. Omens of good things to come and harbingers of impending doom are common tropes in fiction. But the portents woven into those narratives are intentional and premeditated – mechanisms to clue the reader in to future events. Real life is another matter entirely.
A concert tour organized to encourage voter turnout has taken on a new dimension in the wake of Hurricane Sandy. Organizers Magic Hat Brewing Co., CEG Presents and HeadCount announced today that all proceeds from the four city “Participation Tour” will be donated to the Red Cross and other storm relief efforts.The tour begins Friday in Baltimore, followed by stops in Philadelphia on Saturday and Washington, D.C, on Sunday. Then on “Election Eve,” Monday Nov.