first_imgWhile the music of AURA Music & Arts Festival is certainly a main attraction, the festival offers a little something extra for its attendees. With headliners like The Disco Biscuits, Thievery Corporation, Snarky Puppy and more to keep you dancing through the night, you’ll certainly be thankful that AURA also offers yoga and healing programs throughout the weekend.Today, the festival released a schedule with approximately 50 gatherings in four venues throughout the weekend! On par with a full-scale yoga retreat, AURA YHA Director Joaquin Antonio of BoomYoga has amassed quite the well-rounded collection of opportunities including an AcroYoga Immersion, Yoga Nidra, Lazy Man’s Yoga (Restorative/Yin Yoga), the perennial Shake Your Asana, Martial Arts Tricking, Qi Gong, Thai Body Work, Crystal Bowl & Song Sound Healing and the BoomYoga Yoga Teacher Training Panel Q&A to name a few.Win Huge AURA VIP Package Including Meet & Greet, Special Happy Hour And More!There is also a diverse selection of presentations such as “Using Essential Oils as Spiritual Tools” with Aromavive, “Fixing Florida’s Waters” with BullSugar.org, “What the Hell are Float Tanks?” and “Sensory Deprivation, LSD, Dolphins & Aliens: The Life of Dr. John C. Lilly” with Float Tank Solutions/FloatOn as well as a variety of Flow Arts like Hooping, Dragon Staff, Creative Movement/Freerunning, Slackline and Fire Safety. These gatherings will be held in the Vibe Village’s Yoga Tent, Art Gallery and Vibe Tent as well as the ENO Lotus Lounge.Check out the full schedule of activities below, or head to AURA’s website for details.last_img read more

first_imgLast night, The Claypool Lennon Delirium made their live show debut at The Beacham in Orlando, FL. “I’m just excited about the bus,” said a cartoon version of guitarist Sean Lennon in a drawing on the setlist. The unlikely duo, comprised of the Beatles offspring and Primus bassist Les Claypool, have proved their psychedelic synchronicity in the release of their first record Monolith of Phobos, which came out a few days ago on Friday, June 3rd (read our review here).Now, in their first ever live performance, which included ten of their twelve new songs, and some interesting, yet perhaps expected bust-out covers, proves even further how perfectly original these two are together. “I’m predicting that this show is going to be the greatest show of the entire tour,” Claypool explains toward the beginning of their dark room musical throwdown. Sprinkled throughout the set of Phobos were “Up On the Roof” by Colonel Les Claypool’s extinct Fearless Flying Frog Brigade, “Astronomy Domine” by Pink Floyd, “Tomorrow Never Knows” by The Beatles, and an encore of “Southbound Pachyderm” by Primus. The definitively psychedelic choices blended perfectly with the duo’s musicianship, as their collaborations are drenched in references about drug use and alternative mentalities.Interestingly enough, the two hit it off when Lennon’s band, Ghost of a Saber Tooth Tiger, opened for Primus on a number of tour dates last year and he sat in on “Southdown Pachyderm.” “I realized that this fella had some chops,” explained Claypool in a statement. “Primus was about to take some time off and I was gearing up a new project so I asked Sean if he’d like to come to Rancho Relaxo and see if we couldn’t get some interesting sounds on tape. Next thing I know he’s staying in my guesthouse over the holidays and we’re drinking vino, hunting mushrooms and throwing musical pasta at the walls.”Catch The Claypool Lennon Delirium on their debut summer tour while you can! Enjoy these fan-shot videos from their first-ever live performance from last night below:Highlight Clips from The Sober GoatTomorrow Never Knows (The Beatles) from Eric StephensonThe Claypool Lennon Delirium @ The Beacham, Orlando, FL 6/4/2016 Setlist:last_img read more

first_imgBeloved Grateful Dead tribute Gratefully Yours continues to impress with their tried and true interpretations of the Dead’s classics. Back in March, the band celebrated drummer/percussionist Noah Lehrman’s birthday with an all-out party at the Rongovian Embassy in Trumansburg, NY, jamming out in style for a great evening of music.Thanks to Lehrman, we can look back at that show with video footage of “The Music Never Stopped” and “Not Fade Away.” Watch the two jams below.The Music Never StoppedNot Fade AwayLehrman returns to the NY area for a performance with TeeVoY, an acoustic Phish trio featuring members of Sprocket and S.U.B. With that band opening up for Dead Set, a group featuring members of the Trey Anastasio Band, moe. and more, it should be a great night for live music. It all goes down this Saturday, June 4th, at the Rongovian Embassy. More info here.last_img read more

first_imgLater on, Nathaniel Rateliff & The Night Sweats played a rousing set on the Mountain stage, followed by up-and-comers Houndmouth on the Valley stage.Perhaps the most anticipated act of the day, Beck was afforded an extra 30 minutes after Gary Clark’s cancellation.  With that in mind, the alternative rock superstar wasted no time, working the crowd to a frenzy with opening trio of “Devil’s Haircut,” “Black Tambourine,” and his 90s mega-hit “Loser.”  Beck is an unpredictable artist, and his live show reflects that, playing tracks from seven of his albums, jumping from the sample-heavy hip hop of “Qué Onda Güero” to the acoustic reflection of “Paper Tiger” from Sea Change, to the glitchy, game-boy remix of “Hell Yes” called “Ghettochip Malfunction.” Beck even dropped covers of Prince‘s “1999” and “Raspberry Beret”, and Michael Jackson‘s “Billie Jean.”With the extra time he was afforded, Beck decided to play a few extra tunes from his Grammy-winning album Morning Phase, playing album single “Blue Moon” and the harmonic “Say Goodbye.” The legendary songwriter closed his set with the amazing combo of “Sexx Laws” and “E-Pro,” with a lone encore of his biggest song, “Where It’s At.”Check out photos from Saturday at Mountain Jam below, courtesy of photographer Patrick Hughes and his Faces Of Festivals! Load remaining images Mountain Jam carried on yesterday with sunshine and laid-back vibes nestled in the quaint ski town of Hunter Mountain, New York. An early daytime set from fast-rising funk/soul outfit Con Brio kicked things off on a high note, getting everyone dancing and into the groove, fueled by frontman Ziek McCarter’s powerful pipes and James Brown-esque stage presence. Sister Sparrow and the Dirty Birds, always a fun daytime party, took the stage shortly after to keep the energy high and get the crowd going.Nearby, a screening of Lettuce’s documentary Let Us Play took place in Healy Hall, followed by an engaging Q & A with the band and producer/L4LM Founder Kunj Shah. Lettuce would later take the stage twice, making it funky for an early evening set on the Valley Stage, followed by an indoor late night rager that closed the evening’s festivities.In the meantime, Warren Haynes stepped up to playe a last minute solo set, replacing Gary Clark Jr. after he was forced to cancel his set due to a family emergency. Warren played a varied setlist, digging into his catalog to play songs such as “Spots of Time” from his Ashes & Dust record, “Old Friend,” blues standard “It Hurts Me Too,” “Patchwork Quilt,” and a cover of U2‘s “One.”last_img read more

first_imgCheck out the full setlist below, courtesy of All Things Umphrey’s. Setlist: Umphrey’s McGee at North Coast Music Festival, Chicago, IL – 9/4/16One Set: Sirius[1] > The Floor, 40’s Theme, In The Kitchen > Glory[2], Wappy Sprayberry > Plunger, Piranhas, Puppet String > Remind Me, August > Puppet StringEncore: The Triple Wide, Electric Avenue to Hell[3], Mulche’s Odyssey[1] debut, Alan Parsons Project[2] with Anders Beck on dobro[3] with Jennifer Hartswick on vocals[Photo via Umphrey’s McGee // Instagram] Umphreaks were eager to catch their favorite band, headlining at the famed North Coast Music Festival last night. After putting on a great late night after party on Saturday, Umphrey’s McGee returned with a killer festival set in their hometown.The band opened their show with a debut cover, playing “Sirius” by the Alan Parsons Project to start off the show. The jams just kept coming as the band brought out favorites “The Floor,” “40’s Theme,” and “In The Kitchen” one after another.Two special guests made their way into the band’s NCMF set, as dobroist Anders Beck from Greensky Bluegrass showed up mid-set to accompany UM on a great version of “Glory.” It was Jennifer Hartswick who got the call later on, joining Umphrey’s for a mash-up of “Electric Avenue” and “Highway to Hell” titled, humorously, “Electric Avenue to Hell” in the encore. What fun!last_img read more

first_imgDominican Holidaze feels like many dreams ago, so every memory that surfaces is another reminder of just how great the weekend was. Lucky for us, Umphrey’s McGee shared professionally captured video footage from their first of three performances at the Breathless Punta Cana Resort.Check out this 11+ minute version of “Wappy Sprayberry”, a progressive multi-sectional beast that simultaneously rocks you to your core and makes you want to dance.Umphrey’s McGee | Dominican Holidaze | 12/2/16:Set 1: Miss Tinkle’s Overture, Cemetery Walk, Ringo, Example 1, Wappy Sprayberry > Speak Up > Cemetery Walk IISet 2: Der Bluten Kat > Cut the Cable[1] > Der Bluten Kat > I’m On Fire > Der Bluten Kat, In The Kitchen, Night Nurse, Bad Friday, The FloorEncore: I Want You (She’s So Heavy)[1] original version[Photo by Josh Timmermans]last_img read more

first_imgWu-Tang Clan ain’t nothin’ ta f*** with. The rotating cast of hip-hop masters have released a new single, “People Say,” featuring long lost Redman and produced by RZA. Following their 2014 A Better Tomorrow, “People Say” is the second single from 2017 alongside “Don’t Stop,” which was part of the HBO comedy Silicon Valley soundtrack. “People Say” was released without any formal announcement from the group, though they’ll be touring extensively this Fall. Might there be a new album on the way?Over a year ago, Wu-Tang Clan completed an album called Once Upon A Time In Shaolin, and sold the exclusive listening rights to the highest bidder. It turned out that the bidder was none other than Martin Shkreli, best known for raising the price of Daraprim from $13.50 to $750 overnight. Though the pharma CEO had more or less fallen out of the spotlight, he did share some music from Shaolin when Donald Trump was elected president. Since Shkreli owns full rights of the album, we might never hear more from it again.WU-TANG CLAN TOUR DATES 2017Sep 01 Raekwon: Kalamazoo, MI – Bell’s Eccentric CafeSep 02 Raekwon: Detroit, MI (Art of Rap Festival)Sep 03 Method Man & Redman: Chicago, IL – Soldier FieldSep 06 Ghostface Killah: Nottingham, UK – SaltboxSep 07 Raekwon: Buffalo, NY – Waiting RoomSep 09 Raekwon: Catskills, NYSep 10 Wu-Tang Clan: Rhode Island (Cannabis Cup)Sep 13 Rza: Montreal, QC – Pop MontrealSep 13 Prince Paul: Brooklyn, NY – C’mon EverybodySep 15 Ghostface Killah: Brooklyn, NY – Brooklyn BowlSep 15 Prince Paul: Charlotte, NC – Snug HarborSep 15 Method Man: Spokane, WA – The Knitting FactorySep 16 Wu-Tang Clan: Chicago, IL – Riot FestSep 16 Raekwon: St. Paul, MN – Amsterdam Bar and Hall (rescheduled for October 6)Sep 16 Raekwon & Ghostface: Los Angeles, CA – Pershing Square (Paid Dues Festival)Sep 17 Ghostface Killah: New York, NY – Citi FieldSep 21 Ghostface Killah: Glasgow, UK – SW3GSep 22 Ghostface Killah: Birmingham, UK – O2 AcademySep 23 Raekwon: Tulsa, OK – The VanguardsSep 24 Ghostface Killah: Clapham, UK – The Clapham GrandSep 24 Raekwon: Dallas, TX – Gas MonkeySep 25 Ghostface Killah: Ljubljana, Slovenia – Kino Šiška (Centre for Urban Culture)Sep 25 Raekwon: Austin, TX – Antone’sXSep 26 Raekwon: San Antonio, TX – The KorovaOct 06 Stetsasonic: New York, NY – Blue Note Jazz ClubOct 06 Raekwon: St. Paul, MN – Amsterdam Bar & HallOct 07 Stetsasonic: New York, NY – Blue Note Jazz ClubOct 07 Raekwon: Los Angeles, CA – Globe TheatreOct 08 Ghostface Killah: Atlanta, GA – Georgia Freight Depot (A3C Festival)Oct 19 Ghostface Killah: Detroit, MI – El ClubOct 20 Ghostface Killah: Grand Rapids, MI – Pyramid SchemeOct 21 Inspectah Deck: Virginia Beach, VA – Shaka’s LiveOct 21 Ghostfae Killah: Chicago, IL – Navy PierOct 22 Ghostface Killah: Cleveland Heights, OH – Grog ShopNov 08 Banks and Steelz: Mexico City, Mexico – Corona CapitalNov 11 Gza/Genius: Auckland, NZ – The StudioNov 12 Gza/Genius: Wellington, NZ – San FranNov 15 Gza/Genius: Adelaide, Australia – Fowler’s LiveNov 16 Gza/Genius: Fortitude Valley, Australia – Wooly MammouthNov 17 Gza/Genius: Camperdown, Australia – Manning BarNov 18 Gza/Genius: Melbourne, Australia – Max Watt’sNov 19 Gza/Genius: Perth, Australia – Rosemount Hotellast_img read more

first_imgOn Saturday night, Umphrey’s McGee returned to Denver’s Fillmore Auditorium for their New Year’s celebration and the final show of their three-night run. During the performance, the band collaborated with brass-badasses Mad Dog and his Filthy Little Secret Horns and busted out two debuts—one Umphrey’s original, “The Silent Type,” and a boisterous cover of The Police’s “Canary in a Coalmine.”The two nights prior, Umphrey’s invited opening acts Aqueous and Eminence Ensemble to get the parties started, and appropriately announced their NYE performance as an evening with Umphrey’s McGee. The six-piece progressive rock powerhouse wasted no time in getting the New Year’s momentum rolling, starting their performance not long after 8 PM, and burning down the house until after 1 AM. The 5-hour rager Umphrey’s hosted was one hell of a way to ring in the New Year in the Rocky Mountains.Umphrey’s got the night off to a raucous start, opening with the heavy-hitter fan favorite “Nothing Too Fancy.” The meaty jam served as a full first-set sandwich, as the band squeezed “1348,” “Got Your Milk (Right Here),” “Tribute to the Spinal Shaft,” and “Make It Right” in, before guitarists Jake Cinninger and Brenden Bayliss brought the group back into “Nothing Too Fancy,” trading off scorching guitar solos. The jam-heavy first set was just a taste of the savory NYE performance that Umphrey’s was about to throw down.After a brief break, Umphrey’s kicked off the second set with “Turn & Dub” by inviting Mad Dog and his Filthy Little Secret Horns onstage. The horn section stayed onstage as “Smell The Mitten” followed, before the band brought it back to the six of them, and blazed through “Remind Me” and “Slacker.”A horn-heavy “Utopian Fir” sandwich came next, as Umphrey’s perfectly executed a cover of Huey Lewis & The News’ “I Want a New Drug” in the middle of yet another tasty sandwich served up. The instrumental “Glory” served as the set two closer as Cinninger scorched through the beauteous beast, with Kris Meyers, Ryan Stasik, and Andy Farag holding down a mean rhythm section.[Video: Andrew Tobin]With Umphrey’s fully locked and loaded and 2018 just minutes around the corner, the band opened set three with “Wappy Sprayberry.” As the band slowly but confidently built the jam of the night up, “Wappy” peaked and the sextet started a ten-second countdown, with balloons and confetti raining down on the soldout Denver crowd. With champagne flutes abundant and the noise of balloons popping ringing throughout the famed auditorium, Umphrey’s led the crowd through an “Auld Lang Syne” accompanied by horns.[Video: ryangeorges13 *]With 2017 in the rearview mirror, and a prosperous new year on the horizon, Umphrey’s busted out a debut original “The Silent Type.” The crowd’s response was enormous, and the band fed off of the infectious Mile High City’s energy for the remainder of the evening. The band had a few more tricks up their sleeve, delivering a massive “Ringo” that included a “Much Obliged” jam and “Entrance of the Gladiator” teases towards the end of the jam.Another debut followed as Umphrey’s threw down a cover of The Police’s  “Canary in a Coalmine,” before wrapping up the third and final set of the night with “Attachments.” Umphrey’s encored with the Prince classic “I Wanna Be Your Lover,” letting Bayliss belt out the vocals in a humorous fashion.  2017 marked a bright and prosperous year for Umphrey’s McGee, and the band rang in the New Year with an absolute home run show.For a list of Umphrey’s McGee upcoming tour dates, you can find them here!Setlist: Umphrey’s McGee | The Fillmore Auditorium | Denver, CO | 12/31/2017Set 1: Nothing Too Fancy > 1348, Got Your Milk (Right Here) > Tribute to the Spinal Shaft > Make It Right > Nothing Too Fancy[1]Set 2: Turn & Dub[2] > Smell the Mitten[3], Remind Me, Slacker, Utopian Fir[2] > I Want a New Drug[2] > Utopian Fir[2] > GlorySet 3: Wappy Sprayberry[2] > Auld Lang Syne[2], The Silent Type[4] -> Den -> The Silent Type, Ringo[5], Conduit[2], Canary in a Coalmine[6] > Attachments[2]Encore: I Wanna Be Your Lover[2][1] with (Don’t Fear) The Reaper (Blue Oyster Cult) tease[2] with Mad Dog and his Filthy Little Secret horns[3] with Mad Dog and his Filthy Little Secret horns; with The Jetsons theme (Curtin) tease[4] debut, original[5] with Much Obliged jam and Entrance of the Gladiators (Julius Fučík) tease[6] debut, The Police; with Mad Dog and his Filthy Little Secret horns[Photo: SliceCinematics via Umphrey’s Facebook page]last_img read more

first_imgOne of 2017’s strangest stories–even in a year of strangeness on all fronts–was the epic failure of Fyre Festival, the upper-crust Bahamian destination festival organized by rapper Ja Rule and his 25-year-old entrepreneurial partner Billy McFarland. The now-legendary shit-show of colossal proportions promised an upper-crust private island lap of luxury but promptly imploded and devolved into a virtual refugee situation just hours after the event began. McFarland and his company, Fyre Media, were quickly hit with a barrage of legal action, including a $100M class action suit filed by Fyre Festival attendees and various criminal charges brought on behalf of investors.On Tuesday, McFarland pleaded guilty to misleading investors and wire fraud in a Manhattan federal court. As CNBC reports, McFarland, who owns Fyre Media, the company behind Fyre Festival, said that he accepted full responsibility for various serious missteps and admitted that he engaged in “fraudulent behavior.” In the hearing, he apologized to his company, his family, and his investors, and expressed regret at his actions. He agreed to forfeit more than $26 million.As U.S. attorney Geoffrey Berman said after the hearing, “As he admitted today, William McFarland tendered fake documents to induce investors and a ticket vendor to put more than $26 million into his company and the disastrous Fyre Festival. He now awaits sentencing for his admitted swindle.” Each of McFarland’s two wire fraud charges carries a maximum prison sentence of 20 years, though the judge will make the final decision regarding the sentence administered.As CNBC explains:The first count [of wire fraud] alleged that falsely represented his company’s financial well-being in order to secure investments for Fyre Media. … The Fyre Media CEO provided falsified documents that claimed millions in income earned from talent bookings. But in reality, the company only earned $57,443 for that period. McFarland also presented documents claiming more than 2,500 confirmed talent bookings in one month, when only 60 were confirmed in an entire year. … The U.S. attorney’s office said these misrepresentations created losses for at least 80 investors, totaling more than $24 million.The second count alleged that McFarland provided false income statements to a ticket vendor in order to get $2 million for a block of advance tickets to future festivals. Based off those misstatements, the vendor entered into an agreement with McFarland and Fyre which unconditionally guaranteed $2.4 million from the sales of those pre-purchased tickets.You may be asking yourself, with conditions as they were, how did McFarland and his team allow the event to go on at all? As he admitted in court on Tuesday, he had “grossly underestimated” the resources and infrastructure needed to produce an event of Fyre Festival’s initially alleged scale–and “grossly underestimated” sounds like a gross underestimation of the extent of the event organizers’ cluelessness.According to one person on the organizing team in an early interview with NY Mag, the actual, practical situation seemed utterly lost on those in charge. During a pre-event site visit, Ja Rule reportedly made a toast to the organizing team about the coming celebration: “To living like movie stars, partying like rock stars, and fucking like porn stars.” At a last-minute meeting with staff to discuss potentially canceling the festival before it started, one unnamed exec brushed off the serious concerns of the staff with the same hubris and delusions of grandeur that marred the entire operation: “Let’s just do it and be legends, man.” Yeah. Can’t make this shit up.McFarland’s sentencing is set for June 21st.Watch Fyre Festival’s flashy announcement video below: Fyre Festival Announcement Video[Video: Fyre Festival][H/T CNBC]last_img read more

first_imgToday, the long-running Huck Finn Jubilee announced the artist lineup for their return after a hiatus in 2017. The Ontario, California bluegrass institution—set to take place at Cucamonga Guasti Regional Park on October 5th, 6th, and 7th—will include headlining performances from a slew of talented bands including The Infamous Stringdusters, Keller Williams’ Grateful Grass, and Yonder Mountain String Band.Huck Finn Jubilee 2018 will also feature sets from The Seldom Scene, Lone Bellow, Fruition, Balsam Range, The Cleverlys, Blue Highway, Love Canon, Front Country, Old Salt Union, Joe Mullins & The Radio Ramblers, Po Ramblin’ Boys, Out of the Desert Band, Devils Box String Band, and many more to be announced.Below, you can watch a short video posted by the festival’s new owners, Nikki and Roger, in which they speak about their love for the event and their commitment to keeping it alive as a family-owned festival.Further additions to the lineup will be announced soon. For more information, head here.last_img read more