I wanna portray Whippersnap Arts & Music Festival 2013 as that scene from the Lion King where Rafiki holds Simba up over the African Pride Lands. Alas, much like Scar and Mufasa there is an obscured version of the truth. If I was to sing the praises of this festival, I would be naïve to the dark side that it did have. Albeit the sleeper festival, the musical acts outshine the production which are the real pride of Whippersnappin to it.
If Sound Tribe Sector 9 got a case of the spits, if “Coffee” and “Smithereens”-era El-P was swallowed by Deep Medi Musik, if RJD2 dosed yellow instead of smoking his jazzy tea—there you’ve got something close to Lotus’ new effort, Monks.It’s unsurprising that the veteran act’s production is top-notch as they bite their own studio pipeline for samples and breaks to create a thoro
Guitar virtuoso, Al Di Meola, will be releasing a personal tribute to The Beatles with his new album, All Your Life. Recorded in analogue at Abbey Road Studios in London, where the Beatles created most of their records during their heyday, All Your Life stands as a triumph in the long and illustrious career of a bona fide guitar hero. All Your Life will be released September 10th, 2013. For more information, please visit:
Wrapping up a busy summer with sets at Summer Camp, Gathering of the Vibes, Rootwire and the approaching Catskill Chill Music Festival, Jimkata announces the release of their first official live album, 10 More Songs!, due out in October.
Well, it wouldn’t be NedFest without a little rain and a lotta Vince Herman. As the first hopeful few sauntered on to the grounds last Friday, we dared the sky to open up wider and keep pouring down on us. It hadn’t stopped us Nedestrians before (we’re no fair-weather fans) and it certainly was not going to now that Whitewater Ramble, leaving tradition behind, plugged in and opened up the weekend with some lively tunes.