Month: March 2021

Nine Inch Nails Announce Fall Tour, New Single And Album

first_imgWhile the release of Nine Inch Nails’ new single, ‘Came Back Haunted’, was highly anticipated over the last few days, Trent Reznor and the gang have also announced a slew of tour dates throughout the Fall, as well as a full length album, ‘Hesitation Marks’. The album will be the first new album from the band in five years, and will be produced by long time Nine Inch Nails collaborators Atticus Ross and Alan Moulder.‘Came Back Haunted’ is streaming now on the band’s official website, where you can also pre-order the album. The tour, entitled ‘Nine Inch Nails: Tension 2013′, kicks off on September 28 and includes a stop at Brooklyn’s Barclays Arena on October 14. Tickets go on sale through Live Nation on Friday, June 14.Listen to ‘Came Back Haunted’ below:Tour Dates9/28 – St. Paul, MN – Xcel Energy Center9/30 – Kansas City, MO – Sprint Center10/1 – St. Louis, MO – Chaifetz Arena10/3 – Montréal, QC – Centre Bell10/4 – Toronto, ON – Air Canada Centre10/5 – Cleveland, OH – Wolstein Center10/7 – Auburn Hills, MI – The Palace of Auburn Hills10/8 – Pittsburgh, PA – Petersen Events Center10/11 – Boston, MA – TD Garden10/14 – Brooklyn, NY – Barclays Center10/15 – Newark, NJ – Prudential Center10/18 – Washington, DC – Verizon Center10/19 – University Park, PA – Bryce Jordan Center10/21 – Raleigh, NC – PNC Arena10/22 – Nashville, TN – Bridgestone Arena10/24 – Atlanta, GA – Philips Arena10/30 – Sunrise, FL – BB&T Center10/31 – Orlando, FL – Amway Center11/5 – San Antonio, TX – AT&T Center11/8 – Los Angeles, CA – Staples Center11/9 – Phoenix, AZ – US Airways Center11/11 – El Paso, TX – Don Haskins Center11/13 – Broomfield, CO – 1stBank Center11/15 – Las Vegas, NV – The Joint11/16 – Las Vegas, NV – The Joint11/18 – Portland, OR – Rose Garden Arena11/19 – Spokane, WA – Spokane Arena11/21 – Vancouver, BC – Rogers Arena11/22 – Seattle, WA – KeyArena11/24 – Edmonton, AB – Rexall Place11/25 – Calgary, AB – Scotiabank Saddledomelast_img read more

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The Black Keys Announce World Tour, Support From St. Vincent, Cage The Elephant

first_imgThe Black Keys have announced a world tour, in support of their brand new album, Turn Blue. The tour also features supporting performances from St. Vincent, Jake Bugg, and Cage the Elephant. The tour itself spans Europe and the US, running from their appearance at the Hangout Music Festival later this month, through a midwest stint that ends on December 21st. Wow!Read the L4LM review of Turn Blue here, which includes a link to stream the album in full before its official May 13th release.Here’s the silly, press conference-esque video announcing the tour:And the list of tour dates:05/16-18 – Gulf Shores, AL @ Hangout Music Festival06/20 – Neuhausen Ob Eck, DE @ Southside Festival06/22 – Scheessel, DE @ Hurricane Festival06/24 – Zagreb, CR @ Inmusic Festival06/27 – St. Gallen, CH @ Open Air St. Gallen06/28 – Beuningen, NL @ Down the Rabbit Hole07/02 – Gdynia, PL @ Open’er Festival07/04 – Arras, FR @ Main Square Festival07/05 – Werchter, BE @ Rock Werchter07/06 – Belfort, FR @ Les Eurockeenes07/08 – Rome, IT @ Rock in Roma07/11 – Lisbon, PT @ Optimus Alive! Festival07/12 – Bilbao, ES @ Bilbao BBK Live07/15 – Nimes, FR @ Festival de Nimes07/17 – Vieilles Charrues, FR @ Les Vieilles Charrues07/20 – Suffolk, UK @ Latitude Festival09/05 – Columbus, OH @ Schottenstein Center *09/06 – Cleveland, OH @ Quicken Loans Arena *09/07 – Grand Rapids, MI @ Van Andel Arena *09/09 – Milwaukee, WI @ BMO Harris Bradley Center *09/10 – Louisville, KY @ KFC Yum! Center *09/12 – Detroit, MI @ Joe Louis Arena *09/13 – Pittsburgh, PA @ CONSOL Energy Center *09/14 – Rochester, NY @ Blue Cross Arena *09/16 – Toronto, ON @ Air Canada Centre *09/18 – Montreal, QC @ Bell Centre *09/20 – Philadelphia, PA @ Wells Fargo Center *09/21 – Boston, MA @ TD Garden *09/24 – Brooklyn, NY @ Barclays Center *09/25 – Washington, DC @ Verizon Center *09/27 – Chicago, IL @ United Center *10/24 – Minneapolis, MN @ Target Center #10/25 – Winnipeg, MB @ MTS Centre #10/27 – Calgary, AB @ Scotiabank Saddledome #10/28 – Edmonton, AB @ Rexall Place #10/30 – Vancouver, BC @ Pacific Coliseum #10/31 – Portland, OR @ Moda Center #11/01 – Seattle, WA @ KeyArena #11/09 – San Diego, CA @ Viejas Arena at Aztec Bowl #11/10 – Phoenix, AZ @ US Airways Center #11/12 – Salt Lake City, UT @ Maverik Center #11/13 – Denver, CO @ Pepsi Center #11/15 – Houston, TX @ Toyota Center #11/16 – Dallas,TX @ American Airlines Center #12/04 – Baltimore, MD @ Baltimore Arena ^12/05 – Raleigh, NC @ PNC Arena ^12/06 – Richmond, VA @ Richmond Coliseum ^12/08 – Nashville, TN @ Bridgestone Arena ^12/09 – St. Louis, MO @ Scottrade Center ^12/11 – Atlanta, GA @ Philips Arena ^12/12 – Charlotte, [email protected] Time Warner Cable Arena ^12/13 – Greenville, SC @ Bon Secours Wellness Arena ^12/15 – Ft. Lauderdale, FL @ BB&T Center ^12/16 – Tampa, FL @ Tampa Bay Times Forum ^12/17 – Orlando, FL @ Amway Center ^12/19 – Austin, TX @ Frank Erwin Center ^12/20 – Tulsa, OK @ BOK Center ^12/21 – Kansas City, MO @ Sprint Center ^* = w/ Cage the Elephant# = w/ Jake Bugg^ = w/ St. Vincent[Via Consequence of Sound]last_img read more

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Lettuce To Play Fox Theatre’s Newly Converted Egyptian Ballroom in Atlanta

first_imgThe Fox Theatre, one of the country’s most renowned, historic theatres, is reinventing its space by introducing its lavishly decorated Egyptian Ballroom, most regularly used for private event rentals, as a new, viable music hall in the Atlanta market. The Fox Theatre’s Egyptian Ballroom will host famed funk band LETTUCE, presented by L4LM and Terminal West, on Wednesday, October 15 at 9PM.The band, known for its old school funk sound, will undoubtedly put to use the room’s original dance floor (from 1929). This beautiful, historic room will be a real treat not only for fans of the Fox, who may have never experienced the space before, but for concert-goers in general who appreciate historic music venues. Tickets for the Lettuce show are on sale now at foxtheatre.org and the Fox Theatre Ticket Office. Be sure to look out for the Egyptian Ballroom in the upcoming year, as it will provide music lovers with a unique, intimate experience with their favorite artists.[Photos by: Dan McCutcheon]Lettuce Tour Announcement Video:last_img read more

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Particle Reveals Additional Tour Dates

first_imgJamtronica band Particle has released a number of spring tour dates, coming just one month after the band wraps up their current winter tour. The new dates see the band traveling up and down the East Coast, with stops in Philly, Richmond, Asheville, Atlanta, and more.The group is currently touring with Disco Biscuits drummer Allen Aucoin, and is planning the release of a studio album in the near future. The band recently debuted two tracks, “I’m Awake” and “Die Rote Kapelle (The Red Orchestra),” both of which can be streamed and/or downloaded here.Check out the Particle website for ticketing and more information.Particle Band Members:Steve Molitz – Keyboards, VocalsBen Combe – Guitar, VocalsClay Parnell – Bass, VocalsAllen Aucoin – Drums, VocalsMarch Tour Dates:3/4 – Philadelphia, PA – Underground Arts3/5 – Richmond, VA – The Broadberry3/6 – Charlotte, NC – Visulite Theatre3/8 – Raleigh, NC – Southland Ballroom3/10 – West Columbia, SC – New Brookland Tavern3/11 – Jacksonville, FL – 1904 Music Hall3/12 – Greensboro, NC – The Blind Tiger3/13 – Asheville, NC – The Grey Eagle3/14 – Atlanta, GA – Terminal West3/16 – Morgantown, WV – 123 Pleasant Street3/18 – Ithaca, NY – The Haunt3/19 – Saratoga Springs, NY – The Putnam Den3/20 – Providence, RI – The Spot3/21 – Portland, ME – Port City Music Halllast_img read more

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Cabinet Reveals Tour Dates, Releases Single ‘Celebration!’

first_imgBluegrass/jamgrass band Cabinet has finalized plans for an extensive late winter/early spring tour. The group will travel nationwide, with stops in New York, Florida, Colorado, Tennessee and everywhere in between.The band is also planning the release of a new studio album, and will finalize the lineup for their annual Susquehanna Breakdown festival within the coming days. Susquehanna Breakdown is a one-of-a-kind, downhome music festival that really highlights the best and brightest in the folk/bluegrass scene. Rich with Pennsylvania tradition, seeing Cabinet is truly a wonderful experience.Check out the band’s new single, “Celebration!,” from their forthcoming album:Tickets and more information can be found via the Cabinet official website.Cabinet Upcoming Tour Dates: 3/5 Ithaca, NY – The Haunt3/6 Blairstown, NJ – Blairstown Theater  w/ Tom Graham3/7 Blairstown, NJ – Blairstown Theater  w/ Coal Town Rounders3/11 Binghamton, NY – Forum Theater  w/ moe.3/13 Port Chester, NY – Garcia’s  *Sco-Mule After Party3/14 Brooklyn, NY – Brooklyn Bowl  *Bowlive 6! w/ Soulive3/16 Greensboro, NC – Blind Tiger3/17 Decatur, GA – Eddie’s Attic3/18 Charleston, SC – Pour House3/19 Live Oak, FL – Springfest  w/ Del Mccoury and David Grisman and more3/20 Live Oak, FL – Springfest  w/ Lucinda Williams, John Hiatt and more3/21  Announcing Soon!3/22 Memphis, TN – Lafayette’s Music Room3/24 Kansas City, MO – The Tank Room3/26 Boulder, CO – The Lazy Dog  *DSO After Party3/27 Denver, CO – Lost Lake Lounge  *Hurray For The Riff Raff After Party3/28 Fort Collins, CO – Aggie Theater  w/ Trout Steak Revival3/29 Omaha, NE – The Waiting Room3/31 Covington, KY – Madison Live4/1 Detroit, MI – The Huma Room At Hopcat4/2 Morgantown, WV – 123 Pleasant Street4/3 Buffalo, NY – Buffalo Iron Works4/4 Syracuse, NY – Westcott Theaterlast_img read more

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You Have To Wait 88 Years To Hear The Secret Wu-Tang Clan Album

first_imgWu-Tang Clan has a new album, but you can’t hear it for another 88 years.One single copy of Once Upon A Time In Shaolin currently exists in a vault in Marakkech, Morocco. At some point, they’ll auction it off to one lucky (and wealthy) bidder, who will then be the sole owner of the rights to any future distribution and sales. It’s all very mysterious and elusive and secret society-esque. It also features Cher (because “Did nobody ever have a crush on Cher? She’s the ultimate. Ain’t nobody like Cher” -RZA).Additionally, the famed hip hop collective has announced that it will be 88 years before the current copyright runs out and the new one kicks in. According to the album’s producer, Cilvaringz, “After 88 years the copyright, which includes public and commercial rights, automatically transfers to the owner of the work…However, it will still be his or her choice at that [point] to release it or not release it.”They’ve already received offers as high as $5 million for the single record, and it’s reportedly being considered for a Guinness World Record for Most Valuable Album.Watch: Wu-Tang Clan Reunites On The Daily Show, Premieres New SongSupposedly any backup copies have been destroyed and the single existing copy resides at the Royal Mansour hotel, inside a one-of-a-kind silver-and-nickel-plated box and jewel case designed by British-Moroccan artist Yahya. It includes 174 pages of liner notes and the only existing copy of the tracklisting. Apparently Yahya has also been commissioned to put one final, top-secret touch on the masterpiece, though we can’t imagine this getting any wilder.“When you buy a painting or a sculpture, you’re buying that piece rather than the right to replicate it,” said RZA. “Owning a Picasso doesn’t mean you can sell prints or reproductions, but that you’re the sole owner of a unique original. And that’s what Once Upon a Time in Shaolin is. It’s a unique original rather than a master copy of an album.”Wu-Tang’s RZA Cast In Porn Star BiopicThe number 88 isn’t random; it has significance to the band, RZA explained. 8 is the number of members in Wu-Tang’s original roster, it can be found in the name of the company selling the album, it’s the sum of the digits in the year 2015, and it becomes the infinity symbol when flipped on its side.[Via Forbes]last_img read more

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The 15 Best Events Surrounding New Orleans Jazz Festival!

first_imgNew Orleans Jazz Fest after-hours can get incredibly overwhelming. With upwards of 20-30 options every single night, countless superjams, unique tribute shows and all sorts of crazy collaborations left and right, it can be tough to pick and choose your late night move. Here are our top picks for Jazz Fest After Hours.The Complete Guide To New Orleans Jazz Fest After-HoursThursday, April 23Who: Earphunk & Naughty ProfessorWhere: Howlin’ WolfWhy: What makes the New Orleans music scene so unique is its incredible local talent. These two bands are some of the hottest to emerge from NOLA and onto the jam/funk scene lately. Before the gentrified Fest rolls around, kick off the festivities with some proper local funk.More Info // Get TicketsFriday, April 24Who: LettuceWhere: Civic TheatreWhy: Our number one funk band of the moment, Lettuce is no stranger to New Orleans, and knows how to get the party started right.Get TicketsSaturday, April 25Who: Trombone Shorty & Orleans Avenue, Allen Toussaint & Ivan NevilleWhere: Saenger TheatreWhy: NOLA staple Trombone Shorty brings an insane level of energy to the stage. Joined by legends Toussaint and Neville, this is going to be one memorable night at a historic theater.More Info // Buy TicketsSunday, April 26Who: The Word (John Medeski, Robert Randolph, Luther Dickinson, Cody Dickinson, Chris Chew)Where: Joy TheaterWhy: When legendary John Medeski (Medeski, Martin & Wood), Robert Randolph, and Luther & Cody Dickinson (North Mississippi All-Stars) team up, their musical talents are limitless.Get TicketsWho: Adam Deitch, Adam “Shmeeans” Smirnoff, Ryan Zoidis, Eric Benny Bloom, Donald Harrison, Kofi Burbridge & Calvin TurnerWhere: One Eyed JacksWhy: Finish off weekend one of Jazz Fest with a bang! It’s the birthday of one of the hardest working, most crushing drummers in the game, so you know a who’s who of musicians will be present along with this incredible lineup.More Info // Get TicketsMonday, April 27Who: DRKWAV (John Medeski, Skerik & Adam Deitch)Where: MaisonWhy: DRKWAV’s strange, dark and psychedelic vibes are the perfect way to mix it up amidst a sea of nonstop upbeat NOLA funk.Get TicketsTuesday, April 28Who: Michael Jackson vs. Stevie Wonder Tribute Show ft. Members of Lettuce, The Motet & more, The Nth Power, Magic Beans, Sexual ThunderWhere: Howlin’ WolfWhy: Our MJ vs. Stevie show with a similar cast of characters in NY was one of the coolest events we’ve thrown – check out the video below.More Info // Get TicketsWednesday, April 29Who: Oak Street Block Party ft. The Oak St. All-Stars (Oteil Burbride, Kofi Burbridge, Roosevelt Collier, Adam Deitch, Adam Smirnoff, Jesus Coomes, Ryan Zoidis, Maurice Brown, & Natalie Cressman), Leftover Salmon, The Nth Power, The Heard, Kung Fu, Eddie Roberts’ West Coast Sounds, Sonic Bloom & Hard ProofWhere: Oak StreetWhy: A full day of FREE music with an incredibly stacked lineup of some of our favorite musicians. This might be better than the actual Fest!More InfoWho: The Suwanee Family Band: Adam Deitch, Eric Krasno, Oteil Burbridge, Nigel Hall, Kofi Burbridge & The Shady Horns with Hard Proof, Jennifer Hartswick BandWhere: One Eyed JacksWhy: We love a good SuperJam, and this collaboration of some of our favorite musicians and Suwannee regulars is certain to be a recipe for one killer show.More Info // Get TicketsThursday, April 30Who: Down on the Bayou VI: Dr. John, Jojo Hermann, Col. Bruce Hampton, Dirty Dozen Brass Band, John Bell, Al Schnier, Jimmy Herring, Ivan Neville, New Orleans Suspects, Dave Schools, Oteil Burbridge, Duane Trucks, Bonerama Horns & moreWhere: RepublicWhy: This insane lineup featuring the legendary Dr. John plus members of Widespread Panic, moe., Dumpstaphunk, the Allman Bros and more is the kind of thing you only find during Jazz Fest.Get TicketsFriday, May 1Who: Diesel Fiya – Karl Denson, Lee Fields, Tony Hall, Doug Wimbish, Russell Batiste, Robert Walter, Big Sam, Farnell Newton; New Orleans Social Club – George Porter Jr., Leo Nocentelli, Ivan Neville, Henry Butler, Raymond Weber; Dragon Smoke – Ivan Neville, Stanton Moore, Robert Mercurio, Eric Lindell; Big Chief Bo Dollis Tribute – Big Chief Monx Boudreaux, Chief Bo Dollis Jr., Cyril Neville, Alfred “Uganda” Roberts, June Victory, June Yamagishi, Terence Higgins, Nick Daniels III, Billy Iuso; Revivalists Jam – The Revivalists with Pete Murano, Khris Royal and Carly Meyers; Ronnie – Roosevelt Collier, Oteil Burbridge, Nikki Glaspie, Nigel Hall, Ian Neville, Eric Bolivar; Mack Ten – Johnny Vidacovich, Skerik, Mike Dillon, Papa Mali, Wil Blades, Jennifer Hartswick, Natalie Cressman, Arleigh Kincheloe, Andrew Block, Eric Vogel; Monophonics, Kung Fu, Orgone, The Heard, DJ Logic, DJ Otto, Borahm Lee, Eric McFadden, Nick Cassarino, Nate Edgar, Weedie Braimah, Alvin Ford Jr., Terrence Houston, Jermal Watson & Will BernardWhere: Mardi Gras WorldWhy: Holy crawfish! Is there anyone NOT on this lineup?! Well, besides the TBA headliner, who promises to be a good one!More Info // Get TicketsWho: Soulive, Lee Fields, Karl Denson, Nigel Hall, DJ Logic and The Shady HornsWhere: The Steamboat NatchezWhy: It’s Bowlive on a boat! Our friends at Fiyawerx know how to throw a party. Plus, who doesn’t love to rage on a boat?Get TicketsSaturday, May 2Who: Nevilles Forever: A Celebration of the Neville Brothers and their Music Farewell Concert w/ Aaron Neville, Art Neville, Charles Neville & Cyril Neville + Widespread Panic, Trombone Shorty, Galactic, Allen Toussaint, Irma Thomas, Terence Blanchard, George Porter, Jr., Ivan Neville, John Boutté, Anders Osborne, Ian Neville & moreWhere: Saenger TheatreWhy: There is no name more synonymous with New Orleans musical culture and history than the Nevilles. This star-studded concert will bid a proper farewell to NOLA’s most beloved musical family.Get TicketsWho: GalacticWhere: Tipitina’sWhy: NOLA’s biggest funk band brings one of the wildest, most high-energy parties to Tipitina’s every Mardi Gras and Jazz Fest for an all-night rager beginning at 2 AM and ending well after the sun comes up. This isn’t an experience you’ll get anywhere else.Get TicketsSunday, May 3Who: The Motet’s “Mixtape 1975”Where: Howlin’ WolfWhy: The Motet’s cover sets set them apart from other funk outfits out there. This time they’ll be covering all the 1975 hits, so get ready to groove. But that’s not all — kick off the last night of Jazz Fest with The Meters’ Zigaboo Modeliste’s 17th annual Zigaboo’s Funk Revue.More Info // Get Ticketslast_img read more

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Infamous Stringdusters’ Festy Experience Unveils Lineup

first_imgThe Infamous Stringdusters‘ sixth annual Festy Experience has revealed details about its 2015 lineup. In addition to the Stringdusters, the festival will see headlining sets from Lyle Lovett & John Hiatt, Sam Bush Band and Brett Dennan. The lineup also features support from The Larry Keel Experience, Cabinet, Fruition, Spirit Family Reunion, Love Canon, The Shook Twins, The Rigs, Nathan Moore, Devon Sproule and many more.The festival will take place at Devils Backbone Basecamp Brewpub & Meadows in Nelson County, Virginia, October 9-11. Get tickets and more info here.last_img read more

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Robert Hunter Performs ‘Ripple’ At Songwriters Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony

first_imgAfter much anticipation, Jerry Garcia and Robert Hunter were finally inducted into the Songwriters Hall of Fame last evening. The ceremony, conducted at the Marriott Marquis Hotel, honored the Grateful Dead songwriting duo, as well as Bobby Braddock, Willie Dixon, Toby Keith, Cyndi Lauper and Linda Perry.Performers were on hand to honor the inducted, including a Lady Gaga cover of Linda Perry, a Stephen Colbert tribute to Toby Keith, and a Zac Brown rendition of “Casey Jones.” Of course, Robert Hunter was there himself, giving a speech and performing a version of “Ripple”. According to reports, Hunter said “a song cannot emerge in any time but its own” and “It can take a lifetime to grasp that or an instant, whichever is longer.” He was also joined by Trixie Garcia for the speech.You can watch Hunter’s version of “Ripple” below:[Source]last_img read more

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Catching the Break: Dispatch Is Bringing The Funky Dawgz Brass Band To MSG

first_img“I just thought the energy The Funky Dawgz bring is really infectious.” – Pete FrancisRock trio Dispatch is headlining a two-day event at New York’s Madison Square Garden on Friday, July 10 and Saturday, July 11, and the group is bringing out Connecticut’s Funky Dawgz Brass Band for the shows. Friday’s performance will feature special guest Dr. Dog, followed by a sold-out show with The John Butler Trio.After crossing paths in Connecticut’s local music scene, Pete Francis of Dispatch found common tones between The Funky Dawgz and his own efforts. “At the core of where we come together is being friends from college. Brad (Corrigan), Chad (Stokes) and I all met in Middlebury, Vermont and began playing acoustic guitars and writing together. From there we began reaching out trying to get gigs – very similar to what The Dawgz are doing,” said Francis. “The Dawgz approach is similar to ours, where teamwork exists. They just want to get out there, perform and hopefully will be asked back to play the following year.”Francis met The Funky Dawgz at The Acoustic Cafe in Bridgeport, CT and talked to the band about collaborating together in the future. Since, both groups performed together at Gathering of the Vibes, on UConn’s campus and went on to record together at Francis’ home recording space, Dragon Crest Studio.Check out The Funky Dawgz performing with Dispatch at Gathering of The Vibes: The Funky Dawgz were featured on Francis’ latest project Dragon Crest Collective Vol. 1. Saxophonist Tommy Weeks helped write several parts and Aaron Eaddy (trumpet) rapped over one of the album’s tracks, “We Are The Grandmaz”.With a name like Madison Square Garden, the bar is set high. The energy and diverse fan-base of both bands will create a weekend that will infuse all things music – brass instruments, jazz, rap, rock, fusion and improvisation all point to one thing – a great party. “When you have a place like MSG the people are there to have fun,” said Francis. The Dawgz have exactly that – a strong energy and fun stage presence.Funky Dawgz Brass Band Brings Mardi Gras Energy To New England!“I love that Funky is a part of their name; and to me funk has been some of my favorite music as a kid,” said Francis. From James Brown to jazz and psychedelic rock like Pink Floyd, Francis draws on a lot of different styles and is constantly trying to diversify his palette. “We are blending a lot and that is the beauty of having a live show in this era – You can still be fresh and fuse different styles, both in our separate sets and when we join together on stage,” added Francis.Weeks felt that it has been a dream for The Dawgz to play at Madison Square Garden. “Sometimes just thinking about it gives me chills. When I first got the phone call, Pete said ‘have you ever heard of this little place called Madison Square Garden?’ (whispers) and I had to pull over on my way home from work,” said Weeks.It has been equally rewarding for both groups to undergo this great collaborative project. Working with other people, creating new songs and then seeing fans react to this work speaks on multiple platforms. “Ideas are always coming out and you have to be there to catch them,” said Francis.“For example, Dispatch recently recorded a song in Melbourne, Australia where we switched things up – I played drums, Brad played bass and Chad on piano on a reggae song. Everyone involved asked ‘what could we do to make this thing better?’ – almost like cooking a good meal with the right ingredients,” said Francis. Point being – both Dispatch and The Funky Dawgz know how to stir things up.“With The Dawgz, we work in a similar framework – we are always playing with the same people all the time so they know what you are capable of,” said Weeks. “Your bandmates get used to your style which helps our musicianship because we are always pushing eachother.”Despite The Last Dispatch, a free farewell in Boston in July 2004 the trio united for “DISPATCH: ZIMBAWAVE”, a three-night benefit at none other than New York’s Madison Square Garden. Dispatch was also the first independent band to sell out the arena – and yes, they have done it again!last_img read more

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