I was a real nowhere lass, sitting on my nowhere ass, making all my nowhere plans for nobody. Memorial Day weekend is supposed to be spent at Three Sisters Park in Chillicothe, IL for Summer Camp Music Festival. Two years without my big blowout weekend left me a real blind bat. I had feared when they announced an August attempt, would it even happen? Would it be safe? Would it be the same? I was unperceptive to what I used to consider my thing, my scene, festivals were my jam.
Lifetime Ago Motel is the fifth album from veteran New Jersey-based band-of-one, KEITH KENNY. It was written over a three year period and recorded at his Studio 303 facility in Monroe, New Jersey, self-produced by Kenny. Among special guests contributing is drummer Sim Cain (Regressive Aid, Gone, Rollins Band, Dean Ween Group). Lifetime Ago Motel is being released by iNtuRecords as a digital download, physical CD, 12” vinyl LP and via streaming platforms.
Angelo Moore of Fishbone and his project Angelo Moore & The Brand New Step (Ropeadope Records) has teamed up with Bay Area producer Jim Greer (Foster the People, Geographer, Rondo Brothers) and legendary West Coast MC Del The Funky Homosapien and put together a fight-the-power funk anthem called Rebellion.
Also featured on the track are Claude Coleman Jr on drums (Ween) and “Hash” Ashish Vyas on bass guitar (Thievery Corporation).
Umphrey’s McGee are no strangers to the high-elevation rock and roll workout that is Red Rocks Amphitheatre in Morrison, CO, having hosted raucous evenings as the headlining band numerous times over the past decade. With no signs of slowing down, UM are charging right into the next ten years with a three-night run at the fan- and band-favorite venue on June 19, 20, and 21, 2020. And like any good party, this one would be incomplete without a host of funky friends.
No, it’s not the music of a country band, but Ween has some musical tricks up their sleeves when they cruise the “FL/GA Line Tour” into the Fillmore Miami Beach at the Jackie Gleason Theater on Saturday, October 13th, 2018 / 9PM. Tickets go on sale Friday, June 22nd / 10AM.
Ween drummer Claude Coleman Jr. is taking his band amandla on the road, starting February 1 with the Mike Dillon Band. amandla’s latest release is LAUGHING HEARTS, and features the soul/funk/rock fusion amandla has become know for on past recordings and during live shows. Listen to LAUGHING HEARTS here. The vinyl version of LAUGHING HEARTS will be available on March 9.
A big heart felt thank you to Peter Shapiro and Dave Frey, and all the staff and volunteers who helped to make Lockn’ Festival 2016 the best one yet! The music brings the love out of us all and flowing into the open air like the chem-trails! It's not as easy to see, but it sure is easy to feel and fun to capture. Thank you, Nelson County for opening your community to our community for this fantastic experience.