Snarky Puppy have announced that they will be hitting the road for a U.S. tour in 2018 ahead of recording a new album! Before the three-time Grammy Award-winning group heads out on the official tour, they will play Carnegie Hall on January 25th in New York City, a show billed as “Snarky Puppy with David Crosby and friends.” After that, the band will host the 2nd annual GroundUP Music Festival in Miami Beach, FL February 9-11, 2018. The festival will feature a special set from Snarky each day along with performances from an eclectic list of international superstars including: The Wood Brothers; The Flecktones Trio feat. Béla Fleck, Victor Wooten and Futureman; Robert Glasper; Lionel Loueke; Joshua Redman; Buena Vista Social Club great Eliades Ochoa and many others. From there, the official U.S. tour kicks off with a two-night run at the Variety Playhouse in Atlanta, GA, and ends with a four-night run at SFJAZZ in San Francisco, CA. For a select number of dates, Snarky Puppy will be joined by Alina Engibaryan, Sirintip, and Banda Magda for support slots. This tour will all take place “leading up to [Snarky Puppy’s] next album recording,” according to the band’s Facebook post. Tickets for Snarky Puppy’s U.S. tour go on-sale this Friday here.GroundUP Music Festival Announces Snarky Puppy, Béla Fleck, Victor Wooten, Robert Glasper & MoreSnarky Puppy is nearing the end of their most successful year yet, capping off 2017 with a South American tour that will land them in five continents this year. With plenty to celebrate, the band’s highlights this year include their headlining set at Newport Jazz Festival, playing with the L.A. Philharmonic at Walt Disney Hall in Los Angeles, playing with the National Symphony Orchestra at the Kennedy Center in Washington, DC and a sold-out show at the 5,000 capacity Brixton O2 Academy in London. Needless to say, we’re excited to have Snarky Puppy back on U.S. soil for an extended period of time as their creative juices will inevitably flow through the veins of American live music.Recently, Snarky Puppy won their third straight Downbeat Readers Poll Jazz Band Award, following their third Grammy Award for their album Culcha Vulcha. Following their 2018 tour dates, which you can see the initial phase of below, the band will begin recording their next album.Snarky Puppy 2017 Winter South AmericanDec 7 – Auditorio Del Pentagonito – Lima, PEDec 9 – Teatro Mayor – Bogotá, CODec 9 – Teatro Metropólitan – Mexico City, MXDec 13 – Teatro Diana – Guadalajara, MXDec 15 – Circo Voador – Rio de Janeiro, BRDec 16 – Cine Joia – São Paulo, BRDec 18 – Teatro Colón – Buenos Aires, ARDec 19 – Teatro La Cúpula – Santiago, CLDec 20 – La Trastienda – Montevideo, UYSnarky Puppy 2018 U.S. DatesJan 25 – Carnegie Hall – New York, NYFeb 9-11 – GroundUP Music Festival – Miami Beach, FLFeb 14 – Variety Playhouse – Atlanta, GA *Feb 15 – Variety Playhouse – Atlanta, GA #Feb 16 – Marathon Music Works – Nashville, TN *Feb 17 – The Ritz – Raleigh, NC #Feb 18 – Fillmore – Silver Springs, MD #Feb 20 – Boulder Theater – Boulder, CO @Feb 21 – Ogden -Denver, CO @Feb 23 – Lied Center – Performing Arts – Lincoln, NEFeb 24 – Roseland – Portland, OR %Feb 25 – The Moore – Seattle, WA %Feb 26 – Belly Up – San Diego, CA %Feb 27 – Orpheum – Los Angeles, CA %Mar 1 – SFJAZZ – San Francisco, CA %Mar 2 – SFJAZZ – San Francisco, CAMar 3 – SFJAZZ – San Francisco, CAMar 4 – SFJAZZ – San Francisco, CA %* w/ FORQ# w/ Alina Engibaryan@ w/ Sirintip% w/ Banda Magda
Keller Williams is proud of his place as the whimsical jester of the jam band scene. There is no musician more versatile than Williams, who is able to change genres as easily as most of us change shirts.Whether he is getting funky with his More Than A Little outfit, taking fans to church with his Grateful Gospel choir, delving into the jazzy side of life with KWahtro or just joking around and building layers of sound solo he always brings the same smile and spirit of fun to everything he does and we love him for it.Watch Keller Williams’ KWahtro Deliver Jazzy Grateful Dead, Joe Walsh Tunes At Summer CampTo help folks around his home in Virginia work off their upcoming tryptophan-induced comas after turkey day Williams has gathered Larry & Jenny Keel, Jeremy Garrett of The Infamous Stringdusters, Danny Barnes and Jay Starling for a three-night barnstorming run of picking, grinning and dancing off the holiday pounds! We sat down with the always engaging Williams right after Halloween to talk holidays, his view on the political scene and the burning question of the day…which of his many bands would survive a reality breaking, no holds barred faceoff battle to the death. Clearly, the chat was simply no fun at all. Check out our brief but delightfully off-kilter conversation below!For more information on these special holiday shows and to get tickets for Keller’s upcoming dates, check out his tour page here!
Sometimes the Internet is evil, other times it delivers you golden nuggets that you never knew you needed. Such is the case with this marvelous mashup of Jamiroquai‘s “Virtual Insanity” and the Bee Gee‘s “Stayin’ Alive”, affectionately dubbed as “JamiroBeeGees”. The mash-up is exceptionally executed by Pomplamoose, led by Californian multi-instrumentalists and love-birds Jack Conte and Nataly Dawn.Known for their visual YouTube videos and novelty covers of popular songs, Pomplamoose’s “JamiroBeeGees” is a song we plan on listening to many more times. Check it out!According to the band, this is the “true story of how this mashup came to be”:*Jack and Nataly sitting in the car, listening to “Virtual Insanity”*Jack: Hey what does this song SOUND like…Nat: *silence*Jack: THE BEE GEES! Listen to the verse!!!Nat: …ok?Jack: YEAH! SING THE BEE GEES ON TOP OF IT!Nat: …yeah, ok. But we usually AVOID doing mashups where two songs SOUND similar.Jack: But it works so well! And it’s unexpected!Nat: I guess it’s cool because both of them are lyrically similar.Jack: *silence*Nat: You know, they’re both about modern society’s downward spiral. How everything’s accelerating at this unhealthy and unstoppable pace.Jack: …ok?Check out more from Pomplamoose on their YouTube page!
The Claypool Lennon Delirium is gearing up to release their second album together, South of Reality, due out February 22 via ATO. South of Reality is the follow-up to 2016’s Monolith of Phobos, the band’s debut record that displayed their fascinatingly raw authenticity, and 2017’s Lime And Limpid Green EP, which featured psychedelic covers of Pink Floyd, The Who, King Crimson, and Flower Travellin’ Band. So far, The Claypool Lennon Delirium has shared “Blood and Rockets (Movement I, Saga Of Jack Parsons – Movement II, Too The Moon)”, an epic, 6-minute and 30-second composition, and “Easily Charmed By Fools”. Today, the Les Claypool and Sean Lennon-led project released their third single from the forthcoming album, “Amethyst Realm”. Listen below:As the band’s website describes the sophomore album, “South of Reality is an expression of our upside-down times, offering listeners both an escape from modern chaos and a filter through to which to embrace it… It’s the record Dr. Seuss would have made if Harry Potter and Nietzshe were his drinking buddies, and it’d be produced by Dr. Teeth.”Sean Lennon continues about the collaboration: “Les and I have been cooking up some wizard juice to take the edge off as we sit back and watch reality unravel. This album is the soundtrack to the demise of the world as we knew it.”On Tuesday, February 19th, The Claypool Lennon Delirium will celebrate the new album’s release at Rough Trade NYC in Brooklyn, NY with a special “South of Reality” event, featuring a live Q&A with Relix Editor Mike Greenhaus and a signing to follow. Purchase tickets to attend here.Then, The Claypool Lennon Delirium will embark on a three-week tour starting April 10, 2019. For a full list of upcoming dates, head to the band’s website.
The Claypool Lennon Delirium is gearing up to release their second album together, South of Reality, due out February 22 via ATO. In celebration of the forthcoming release, Les Claypool and Sean Lennon brought the band to New York City to perform “Blood and Rockets” on “The Late Show with Stephen Colbert”.South of Reality is the follow-up to 2016’s Monolith of Phobos, the band’s debut record that displayed their fascinatingly raw authenticity, and 2017’s Lime And Limpid Green EP, which featured psychedelic covers of Pink Floyd, The Who, King Crimson, and Flower Travellin’ Band.As the band’s website describes the sophomore album, “South of Reality is an expression of our upside-down times, offering listeners both an escape from modern chaos and a filter through to which to embrace it… It’s the record Dr. Seuss would have made if Harry Potter and Nietzsche were his drinking buddies, and it’d be produced by Dr. Teeth.”Sean Lennon continues about the collaboration: “Les and I have been cooking up some wizard juice to take the edge off as we sit back and watch reality unravel. This album is the soundtrack to the demise of the world as we knew it.”So far, The Claypool Lennon Delirium has shared “Blood and Rockets (Movement I, Saga Of Jack Parsons – Movement II, Too The Moon)”, “Easily Charmed By Fools”, and “Amethyst Realm” from the new record.Watch The Claypool Lennon Delirium perform “Blood and Rockets” on television below:The Claypool Lennon Delirium – “Blood And Rockets”[Video: The Late Show]Tonight, February 19th, The Claypool Lennon Delirium will celebrate the new album’s release at Rough Trade NYC in Brooklyn, NY with a special “South of Reality” event, featuring a live Q&A with Relix Editor Mike Greenhaus and a signing to follow. Purchase tickets to attend here.Then, The Claypool Lennon Delirium will embark on a three-week tour starting April 10, 2019. For a full list of upcoming dates, head to the band’s website.
As they continue to celebrate their 25th anniversary, The String Cheese Incident has announced the latest round of 25th Anniversary Incidents.On Monday, SCI announced that they will return to Dillon, CO’s recently-renovated Dillon Amphitheater for two nights on July 16th and 17th before making their way to Morrison, CO’s Red Rocks Amphitheatre for three previously announced shows on July 19th-21st.The String Cheese Incident also unveiled their first fall tour dates of 2019, beginning with a three-night run at Eugene, OR’s Cuthbert Amphitheater on September 27th-29th. The sextet will then head south for their triumphant return to the Bay Area for a four-night crosstown shuffle. The String Cheese Incident will offer up two performances at San Francisco, CA’s Fillmore on October 2nd and 3rd, followed by two shows at Oakland, CA’s Fox Theatre on October 4th and 5th.The String Cheese Incident’s 25th-anniversary schedule continues this weekend with a two-night stand at The Fox Theatre in St. Louis, MO on April 19th and 20th. From there, the band will head down to the Big Easy during the second weekend of New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival for a trio of special performances including a show at The Orpheum on May 2nd and a pair of performances at Mardi Gras World with support from Pigeons Playing Ping Pong on May 3rd and 4th.The band will continue with a performance at Cumberland, MD’s DelFest on May 24th, followed by a three-night run at The Capitol Theatre in Port Chester, NY on May 25th, 26th, and 27th. SCI will then offer up back to back two-night runs over 4th of July weekend, with performances at Louisville, KY’s Iroquois Amphitheater on July 3rd and 4th, followed by a pair of shows at Atlanta, GA’s Fox Theatre on July 5th and 6th. SCI will also make summer festival appearances at Electric Forest, The Peach Music Festival, and FloydFest.A special SCI pre-sale for all newly announced Incidents begins this Wednesday, April 17th at 11 a.m. (MST) here (no codes will be required). Public on-sales will take place this Friday, April 19th through venue outlets.For ticketing information and a full list of The String Cheese Incident’s upcoming tour dates, head to the band’s website.
Not so long ago it appeared that a U.S. cap-and-trade bill was well on its way to becoming reality. But then came the “Climategate” emails and increased political opposition, particularly in the Senate, to taking action. While public worries over the impacts of climate change had once been climbing, they’ve since fallen to levels lower than they were 20 years ago.This was the context of “Climate Policy and Politics: Covering Conflict in the Capital, Copenhagen and Beyond,” a discussion panel featuring Eric Pooley, a former Shorenstein Fellow and current deputy editor of Bloomberg.com‘s BusinessWeek and Juliet Eilperin of The Washington Post. Other participants included Cristine Russell and Henry Lee of the Belfer Center‘s Environment and Natural Resources Program and Alex S. Jones of the Shorenstein Center.To read more
A new report by the Institute of Medicine’s committee on Nutrition, Trauma, and the Brain supports the potential role of nutrition in protecting against traumatic brain injury (TBI) and treating its effects. HSPH Research Scientist Xiang Gao, also of Harvard Medical School and Brigham and Women’s Hospital, served on the committee. TBI accounts for up to one-third of combat-related injuries, in addition to as many as 3.8 million sports-related injuries each year.The report’s authors found evidence suggesting that providing adequate protein and calories to patients soon after a traumatic brain injury reduces inflammation and improves their outcomes. The committee recommends that the U.S. Department of Defense ensure that all military personnel with this type of injury receive a nutritional intervention immediately after the trauma and through the first two weeks of treatment.
“Ashkelon 3: The Seventh Century B.C.,” a publication co-written by Semitic Museum Director Lawrence Stager, has won the Irene Levi-Sala Book Prize, which encourages and rewards high-quality publications, both scholarly and popular, on the archaeology of Israel in relation to the wider context of Near Eastern history and archaeology.
Adrian Anantawan was born without a right hand, but with an adaptive device became a renowned professional violinist. He is now enrolled in the Harvard Graduate School of Education Arts in Education Program, with the goal of helping other disabled students in their artistic and creative development.