L4LM Is Recruiting Brand Ambassadors In NYC

first_imgLive For Live Music is looking to expand our promotional team on the ground level. Our Brand Ambassadors program is for fans who are willing to go the extra mile in helping our team promote local concerts, whether it’s through digital marketing or physical distribution of various materials. A dedicated point system will bring members to their desired goals that cash in for various concert or festival tickets to events nationwide.Our team is dedicated to community, character, and involvement. We are a growing company looking for motivated individuals to help out on the sidelines while we continue to provide some of the most unique concert experiences in the New York area. The deal is a win-win situation: you represent L4LM by promoting concerts within your area, we hook you up with free tickets to attend any shows that we are affiliated with. The perks will continue to grow as the company does, so join today!L4LM Brand Ambassador Requirements:-Must be willing to share articles, contests, events, and invites on your own personal page and in groups-Must be able to provide team efforts that will carry the L4LM reputation in a positive manner-Must be willing to physically hand out promotional materials and actively engage in public conversation-Must have knowledge of music within our scene-Must be a fan of L4LM-Must be 18+If you are interested, please send an e-mail to kendall@liveforlivemusic.com, and we will get back to you with all details. Thanks!last_img read more

Bassnectar, Big Gigantic & More Announced For Electric Zoo Wild Island Festival

first_imgElectric Zoo is set to take over NYC’s Randall’s Island for three nights at the end of summer, running from September 2nd through 4th. After previously revealing their headliners, the festival has shared their lineup in full. With sets from Bassnectar, Tiesto and Hardwell at the top, this should a great weekend full of dance music.The lineup continues with Carnage, Porter Robinson, The Chainsmokers, Big Gigantic, Steve Aoki and so many more! Not only that, but the festival promises insane production with their “Wild Island” theme. You can check out the full lineup below, and head to the festival’s website for details.last_img

The Motet Announce New Album ‘Totem,’ Share Funky Leading Single ‘Damn!’

first_imgBeloved funk band The Motet shocked fans everywhere at the end of last year, when they announced that Jans Ingber would be departing the band. Not wanting to break their stride, the funk ensemble from Colorado brought on Lyle Divinsky, who has been leading the band to new heights with his powerful vocal style. With plans to headline Red Rocks Amphitheatre this summer, alongside Medeski, Martin & Wood and Vulfpeck, the band has another exciting announcement to make: a new album.On July 8th, the group will release Totem, their first release with Divinsky in tow.  “There was a month and a half between the time I joined the band and when we went into the studio,” said Divinsky in a press release. “I wound up writing the lyrics and melodies to four songs, and re-wrote the lyrics to two. It gave me and the band an opportunity to really connect musically. We’re deeply proud of this album and it’s very exciting to have this new material to push out as we begin this next phase of The Motet’s journey.” Totem is also a fun anagram for Motet, if anyone’s keeping score.To celebrate the new release, the band has shared the leading single “Damn!” Fans of the group will recognize their fast-paced, energetic funky style in a heartbeat, and production from Lettuce/Soulive guitarist Eric Krasno only adds to the album’s excitement. Listen to “Damn!” below:Pre-orders for the new release are available here!Totem Tracklist1. The Truth2. Fool No More3. Know it Too Well4. Rippin’ Herb5. Damn!6. Solar Plexus7. So High8. Cretan9. Danger10. Cloak and Dagger11. Back it Up12. Contrabandlast_img read more

Jack White Was Chosen To Serve On Nashville’s New Gender Equality Council

first_imgA new report from The Tennesseean spotlights the new Council On Gender Equity formed by Nashville Mayor Megan Barry. The 45-person grouping caught our attention, not only for its extremely important purpose, but for one of its most well-known members: Jack White. The musician is a longtime resident of the Nashville area, and operates his Third Man Records studio from the musical city.The committee itself is designed to recognize and address issues where gender inequality may be at play, including “economic opportunities, family services, health and safety, and data integration.” This comes shortly after Mayor Berry herself was the first-ever woman elected for the position.This Council was announced earlier today at a press conference, where White spoke about the opportunity at hand. He said that “a society can prosper with incredible success when gender is not blocking progress, and is fair to all members of that society.” He also released a statement about the new role, which said, “I’m very inspired to work with Mayor Barry and the Council on Gender Equity to help inspire local Nashville businesses to adopt progressive measures to ensure the fair treatment of all people in our society.”Congratulations to Jack White on the new job, and for working to help make a difference.last_img read more

Someone Synchronized Tame Impala’s “Eventually” With 2001: A Space Odyssey, And It’s Amazing

first_imgWe all know that the music of Pink Floyd‘s Dark Side of the Moon syncs up with The Wizard of Oz, and naturally music fans everywhere have asked themselves – what other songs might perfectly fit with films? Since then, stoners everywhere have experimented with music-film connections, and some – like Turkuaz’s album Digitonium syncing with The Sword And The Stone – are actually worth the watch.One fan put together a pretty convincing sync-up video, pairing Tame Impala‘s track “Eventually” (off their album Currents) to Stanley Kubrick’s 2001: A Space Odyssey. The psych-rock vibes of the Impala go rather nicely with the imagery from the final moments of the iconic Kubrick film.Watch this “Eventually” with 2001, streaming below.[H/T Consequence of Sound]last_img

Even On Vacation, Hard Working Americans’ Jesse Aycock Gigs On

first_imgAs many took to the larger venues and stages for the revelry of the Halloween weekend, Santa Fe got a special treat on one of the smallest stages it has. Billed as Sweet Folk, Lauren Barth, solo artist and most recently bassist in the Pearl Charles Band, and Jesse Aycock, slide extraordinaire of the alternative roots jam rock band The Hard Working Americans, brought their brand of folk music to the local watering hole, The Cowgirl Hall of Fame. Mixing both originals, penned together and independently, and covers, this duo played two sets of well-crafted and often moving pieces to the enjoyment of the crowd, including Bonnie Raitt’s “Angel of Montgomery”, James Taylor’s “Rainy Day Man”, and the Grateful Dead’s “ New Minglewood Blues”.Speaking with the pair offstage, it turned out that they were vacationing in the Southwest and decided to book some gigs to continue two things they love the most: spending time together and playing music. A long standing love interest is apparent when seeing these two perform, as they trade glances and smiles throughout and even more so when singing songs that have connected the two during late-night composition sessions. Equal in their partnership, each handles the tasks of performance and vocals, both in independence and by accompaniment, and leaves space for serendipity to unfold, sometimes evolving to extended acoustic interlude. They play as much for each other as they do the crowd and their professionalism is not lost on their admiration.As they both tour independently, each have big things turning in their wheelhouses. For Lauren, her first album is set to release in 2017 and this evening’s sets included many of those tunes, such as a Joni Mitchell inspired number “Learned It From The Sky”, “Getting High”, “I Won’t Let Love Make A Fool Out Of Me”, and the album’s title track “Forager”. Although this will be her freshman album, these tunes resound an old-soul edge and define this lady in black as much more than newcomer to the scene.Jesse’s gig in the Hard Working Americans is on pause at the moment, with many members being called to their day jobs, but this aspect of his career does not keep him still. He currently also tours with his own band and a number of “Tulsa Sound” guitar aficionados, Paul Benjamin and Dustin Pittsley to name a few. He also tirelessly writes his own material and contributes to, as he puts it,” the family chemistry” of writing new music for Todd Snider’s penned lyrics with his fellow HWA band mates.If opportunity should come one’s way to see these two, take note and heed its call. This enterprise is accessible, enjoyable, and filled with the nuances of well-fashioned material that is often lost on the music products of the world. Delivering great vocals and impeccable transitions, this show was like the day after All Hallow’s Eve, where one gets to sit back and enjoy the sweet treats of journeys unfolded, devoid of the unfruitful trick of just staying at home.Setlist: Jesse Aycock & Lauren Barth at The Cowgirl Hall Of Fame, Santa Fe, NM – 10/28/16Set One: Wheels, First To Last, Sin City, I Won’t Let Love Make A Fool Out Of Me, Rainey Day Man, Getting HighSet Two: Forager, Learned It From The Sky, Angel of Montgomery, House of Love, First To Last, New Minglewood Blues, When The Day Crawls Out of The Night Load remaining imageslast_img read more

Lettuce’s Adam Deitch Gives Us The Scoop On “Mt. Crushmore” EP, Upcoming NYC Shows, And More

first_imgThis is a huge week in the life of funk-titans Lettuce. The band, who are currently in the middle of their “Sounds Like A Party” fall tour, will hit the PlayStation Theater in New York City for two huge homecoming shows on Friday and Saturday (more info here), and they will be celebrating the release of their brand-new EP Mt. Crushmore, the follow-up to their successful 2015 record Crush. Mt. Crushmore is filled with funky bangers from the Crush studio sessions that didn’t make the cut for the album for one reason or another, but are now getting the attention they deserve as an official release. Many of the tracks have been staples of Lettuce’s live show for the past few years, and match up with the band’s new psychedelic style that they’ve been experimenting with since this summer’s triumphant late-night performance at this summer’s Lockn’ Festival.With such a big weekend ahead, I spoke with Lettuce’s master of all things groove, Adam Deitch, to talk Mt. Crushmore, Lettuce’s new musical direction, and what playing for the vibrant funk community of New York City means to him.Live For Live Music: After the success of Crush, did you and the band feel an urgency to release more music as soon as possible?Adam Deitch: Well, we recorded 20 songs for Crush, and unfortunately only a few of those could go on the record, and it was really hard to find which songs would go on the record and which songs would come after. Some of the songs that didn’t make the album were some of our favorite songs, but they just didn’t fit in the sequence the right way. So, Mt. Crushmore, a lot of the tracks are definitely some of my favorite songs we’ve ever recorded. It’s always good to keep music coming out.L4LM: Some of the tracks are already staples of your live set, so the band clearly loves them. With that in mind, what’re you most excited about with Mt. Crushmore?AD: We can’t wait to drop this on everybody, and we’re really excited about it. The title track, we used to call it “Wu Tang” or “Lettuce Wu” or something along those lines, so it kind of has that hip hop feel, that psychedelic-hip-hop feel that we’re moving closer and closer to, so we’re really excited to drop that song and the rest of the record too, of course.L4LM: With so many band members contributing to the songwriting process, are there any politics with picking and choosing which songs make the cut of a new record or EP?AD:The best thing about this band is that it’s a true democracy, everyone has an equal say. We all got together–we have a voting system–and we voted these songs to be on a further release, on this release, so it’s good that it worked out and it’s easy if we keep things democratic.L4LM: You’ve said that this tour with Lettuce has seen the band turn a corner into more psychedelic, exploratory playing. What led you guys in that direction musically, and can we expect to see this new style at the PlayStation Theater this weekend?AD: Absolutely. We were really obsessed with being tight and funky since the beginning, and we’ll always stay that way. The more we play together as a group, and the more we play in front of amazing festival crowds and great club crowds, it’s time to evolve. We respect the fact that people know our music pretty well at this point, so it’s time to change them and add to them and to expand them into other things. I think having a different take on each song every night is important, and lets the fans, specifically the people that like to go to a few shows in a row, that we’re not going to play the same set. Even if we repeat a song, it’s not going to be the same arrangement of that song, it’s going to be different, and have a different middle, a different ending…so we felt that was the right thing to do. Some of our favorite groups do that as well. We feel like that’s comfortable for us and it makes the songs new again.L4LM: Most of Lettuce recently re-located to Denver, leaving a gaping hole in the funk scene in Brooklyn. Coming back now as a “visitor”, what’s your favorite part about playing in New York?AD: New York is where we made ourselves. New York and Boston, but especially New York because of The Wetlands in the early days, ’93, ’94, ’95, ’96, around then. Pete Shapiro let us play there and do a monthly [residency] with different guests–we had Scofield one night, and the next week was Fred Wesley–that really put us on the map. In our own minds we were like “this is a legit club, this is a legit crowd and we had a great show with great guests,” and we’ll always be in debt to Shappy for having us do that, and for all of his support through the years. It’s part of our family, the New York funky-jam community. We saw so many great bands come through there and we’ve seen so many shows there and it’s woven into the fabric of who we are as people and as a band, and it’ll be great to come back. We’re gonna unleash everything we got on New York.L4LM: In a few weeks, Break Science Live Band hits Brooklyn Bowl, do you have anything special in store for those homecoming shows at the Bowl?AD: The Lettuce guys are fully involved with the Break Science Live Band. They love the electronic side of things that me and Borahm [Lee] are producing, and they add so much to it, and we have a bunch of unannounced guests that are going to come through…It’s going to be an epic, epic electro-funky-hip-hop adventure.You can pre-order Mt. Crushmore by heading here. Check out the first two singles from the EP–“Mt. Crushmore” and “The Love You Left Behind” featuring Alecia Chakour–below. Also, don’t miss Lettuce at NYC’s PlayStation Theater on November 11th and 12th with The Floozies and Red Baraat. Tickets and more information about those shows can be found here.“The Love You Left Behind”“Mt. Crushmore”last_img read more

Nine Inch Nails Announces New EP, “Not The Actual Events”

first_imgLate last year, Trent Reznor declared, “New NIN coming in 2016. Other stuff, too.” The “other stuff” included the scores for NASA’s short film Juno, the climate change documentary Before the Flood (featuring the song “A Minute To Breathe”) and the Peter Berg film Patriots Day set for wide release on January 13, 2017. Now, just in time, Reznor has made good on the Nine Inch Nails portion of that promise.On December 23, Nine Inch Nails will self-release Not The Actual Events, a new five-song EP. It finds Reznor and now-official bandmate Atticus Ross taking an unexpected left turn from 2013’s Hesitation Marks and sounding unrecognizable from their current film work. “It’s an unfriendly, fairly impenetrable record that we needed to make,” says Reznor. “It’s an EP because that ended up being the proper length to tell that story.”The pre-order for Not The Actual Events launched today on Nine Inch Nails’ newly redesigned website. Fans can pre-order two formats at the NIN store: 180g 1-sided vinyl and a unique limited digital + physical component version. The EP will be available on all digital platforms on December 23.A very special limited vinyl edition of NIN’s 1999 double album The Fragile is also available for pre-order inthe NIN store. Created by Reznor and Ross, this four-disc, 150-minute version of the classic 1999 album features 37 instrumental, alternate and unreleased tracks, many of which have never been heard before. The Fragile: Deviations 1 will not be available on any digital services.“The Fragile occupies a very interesting and intimate place in my heart,” explains Reznor. “I was going through a turbulent time in my life when making it and revisiting it has become a form of therapy for me. As an experiment, I removed all the vocals from the record and found it became a truly changed experience that worked on a different yet compelling level. The Fragile: Deviations 1 represents Atticus and I embellishing the original record with a number of tracks from those sessions we didn’t use before. The result paints a complimentary but different picture we wanted to share.”Reznor and NIN art director John Crawford have begun the meticulous process of creating “definitive editions” of all the major NIN releases on vinyl. Fans can now pre-order the first three “Definitive Editions” (Broken, The Downward Spiral and The Fragile) in the NIN store. They will receive a digital download of the remastered audio shortly and vinyl will ship in spring 2017. Those interested in obtaining upcoming reissues, which will be released later in 2017, can request to be notified when specific albums become available.“We want to present the catalog as it was intended to be, with no compromises,” says Reznor. “That means a careful remastering of the audio from the original sources, a painstaking recreation of the artwork, pristine materials, some surprises and an insane attention to detail that you probably won’t notice…but it matters to us. No extra bullshit and gimmicks – the ‘real’ records in their truest form.”last_img read more

Bob Weir Surprise Guests With Jim James Two Nights In A Row For Dead Tunes & More [Videos]

first_imgThis weekend, we’re witnessing a blossoming musical connection between My Morning Jacket frontman Jim James and Grateful Dead founder Bob Weir. On Friday night, as part of a brief run of late-summer solo shows, James performed a set at Mill Valley, CA’s Sweetwater Music Hall in support of the world-renowned Preservation Hall Jazz Band. For the back end of his set, the My Morning Jacket treated the crowd to a very special surprise: an extended guest appearance by Weir. The acoustic James/Weir duo connected for the sets final five songs, including covers of Marvin Gaye‘s “Mercy Mercy Me (The Ecology),” and Daniel Lanois‘ “The Maker.” From there, the two delivered a pair of Grateful Dead tunes, “Brown Eyed Women” and “Candyman,” both of which James performed with Joe Russo’s Almost Dead at LOCKN’ two weekends ago. James is particularly well-versed with the latter tune, having recorded a version of “Candyman” for the massive 2016 Grateful Dead tribute project and compilation album, Day of the Dead. Finally, the collaborative mini-set closed with Bob Dylan‘s “Blowin’ In The Wind.”Check out Bob Weir and Jim James playing “Candyman” at Sweetwater Music Hall below, courtesy of YouTube user Phong Le:Then, last night, James and Weird both took part in the previously-scheduled Sound Summit: A Benefit For The Mountain at Mountain Theater at Tamalpais State Park–James as a solo act, and Weir making a special appearance with Phil Lesh & Friends. However, Lesh wasn’t the only artists on the bill to whom Weir lent his “friendship.”For the second time in as many evenings, James welcomed Weir for the end of his set. The three-song sit-in once again included “The Maker,” as well as the Dead’s “Brokedown Palace” and a set-closing rendition of Buffalo Springfield‘s “For What It’s Worth.”Check out full video of Bob Weirs’s sit-in with Jim James at Sound Summit below, via YouTube user Steve Kiebus: You can view the setlists from both nights below:SETLIST: Jim James | Sweetwater Music Hall | Mill Valley, CA | 9/8/17Losin’ Your Head, Look At You, The Right Place, Hopefully, Have You Been Good To Yourself, Yes To Everything, Love & Mercy, The Way That He Sings, Golden, I Will Be There When You Die, Here In Spirit, The Beautiful Ones, Mercy Mercy Me (The Ecology)*, The Maker*, Brown-Eyed Women*, Candyman*, Blowin’ In The Wind** – w/ Bob WeirSETLIST: Jim James | Sound Summit | Mountain Theater at Mount Tamalpais State Park | Mill Valley, CA | 9/9/17Rainbow Connection, Here in Spirit, Changing World, Everything Must Change, Wild Honey, America^, Over and Over, A New Life, I’m Amazed, Bermuda Highway, Same Old Lie, State of the Art (A.E.I.O.U.), Wonderful^, The Maker* , Brokedown Palace*, For What It’s Worth** – w/ Bob Weir^ – w/ Eric Johnson[Cover photo Bob Weir Instagram]last_img read more

Roosevelt Collier Announces Fall Tour Dates and “Get Down” Lineups

first_imgThe 2017 lineup is set to include hand-selected band lineups featuring all-star musicians like John Scofield, George Porter Jr. (The Meters), Vinnie Amico (moe.), Bernard Purdie, Joel Cummins, Ryan Stasik, and Kris Myers (Umphrey’s McGee), Aron Magner and Marc Brownstein (The Disco Biscuits), Mike Greenfield and Jesse Miller (Lotus), Jason Hann (String Cheese Incident), Alan Evans (Soulive), Cyril Neville (Neville Brothers), Henry Butler, Jon Cleary, Reed Mathis (Electric Beethoven), Michael League, Nate Werth, Chris Bullock, Robert “Sput” Searight, and Bob Lanzetti (Snarky Puppy), Jennifer Hartswick and Natalie Cressman (Trey Anastasio Band), and scores of others! The West Coast is in store for a healthy dose of sacred steel legend Roosevelt Collier, as “The Dr.” prepares to bring a different lineup to each city along the way. The 7-date run will stop in Seattle, WA at Nectar Lounge on Nov. 11th, with additional plays at Bend, OR’s Domino Room, San Francisco, CA’s Boom Boom Room, and Chico, CA’s Lost on Main, among others. Artists joining Collier’s tour along the way will be Cliff Porter (Jelly Bread), Reed Mathis (Electric Beethoven), Jay Cobb (Fruition), Dan “Lebo” Lebowitz (ALO), Chris Littlefield (Karl Denson’s Tiny Universe), and more.Before heading West, Collier will lead his own Get Down lineup at Brooklyn Comes Alive next weekend (Sept. 23-24), along with over 100+ artists from the scene. For this edition of the Get Down, Collier recruited some of the heaviest hitters from jazz-fusion outfit Snarky Puppy: bassist Michael League, guitarist Bob Lanzetti, and drummer Robert “Sput” Searight (purchase tickets here). Check out a full list of Collier’s West Coast dates and full lineup information below: ***Tickets Are On Sale Now!***Brooklyn Comes Alive is now offering single day tickets, as well as a ticket payment plan for as low as $30/month. When checking out, just select “Monthly payments with Affirm” as your payment method. To find out more about ticketing, VIP options, and lodging, head to the festival website.last_img read more