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Summerfest, billed as the World’s Largest Music Festival, has just announced a number of news-worthy additions to their staggering lineup. The additions include Arctic Monkeys, Lake Street Dive, Railroad Earth, The Prety Reckless, Brother Ali, and Rick Springfield.The festival added 23 artists in total, including Berlin, Phantogram, The Chainsmokers, and more. With a lineup that already featured Outkast, Dave Matthews Band, Zac Brown Band, Motley Crue, and Fall Out Boy, these latest additions just make the festival that much more enticing.Summerfest is held annually in Milwaukee, WI, from June 25-July 6. The festival, a hybrid of a carnival and a musical showcase, has been held in Milwaukee since 1970.You can read the full lineup on the L4LM Master Festival Spreadsheet.-David Melamed (@DMelamz)
Tomorrow night’s Phat Tuesday throwdown at Webster Hall just got even phunkier. Sister Sparrow, aka the fabulous Arleigh Kincheloe, has been slated to sit in with Lettuce members Adam Deitch, Adam “Shmeeans” Smirnoff and Ryan Zoidis, as well as special guest bassist Chris Loftlin.Tar Iguana will open up the evening, and Deitch will be DJing in between sets.Phat Tuesday will go down in the Marlin Room at Webster Hall tomorrow, Tuesday, June 2nd. Get tickets here and more info here.
Shrouded in mystery, guitarist Ryan Adams never ceases to surprise. His latest announcement was one that no one could have possibly expected, a track-by-track cover album of Taylor Swift’s 1989 release. Not only that, the album will be in the style of The Smiths.“Guaranteed saddest version of Welcome to New York ever”, said Adams about the release. Listen to a clip of it below:Just to add to the awesomeness of this story, Swift got wind of the cover project and seems to be fully supportive of [email protected] Cool I’m not gonna be able to sleep tonight or ever again and I’m going to celebrate today every year as a holiday. I’M CALM— Taylor Swift (@taylorswift13) August 6, 2015 We can’t wait until this album drops in full!
All throughout January, February and March, The Hall At MP in Brooklyn, NY is celebrating Mardi Gras with a Mardi Gras Madness series. Shows include the 10th Annual Nolafunk Mardi Gras Ball featuring Dr. John & The Nite Trippers, Jon Cleary and the Absolute Monster Gentlemen, Marc Broussard, Bonerama and many more acts straight from New Orleans. Not only is the Brooklyn venue bringing some of the best New Orleans music around, but every show will be accompanied by a New Orleans menu, courtesy of their award-winning chef and owner Michael Psilakis!Dr. John, Rebirth, Bonerama & More Are Bringing Mardi Gras Madness To NYCThe upcoming series features five shows, including the Jambalaya Brass Band on January 22nd, Funky Dawgz Brass Band on January 23rd, Black Tie Brass Band on January 29th and 30th, and the Jambalaya Brass Band w/ DJ Ev&Flow on February 9th, aka Fat Tuesday. For those looking to attend the shows and chow down on some delicious crawfish, you’re in luck! L4LM is hosting a contest, where the winner will receive two tickets and two crawfish platters to the show of their choosing!All you have to do is enter the contest below. Good luck!Be sure to check out the whole Mardi Gras Madness series right here!
The Tedeschi Trucks Band are on a roll! With just days to go before their new album, Let Me Get By, is officially released, the twelve-piece rock and rollers have been rocking it hard on their ongoing winter tour. Last weekend, the esteemed group traveled to Chicago for a two night run at the Chicago Theatre on Friday and Saturday, January 22-23.The Collective Soul Of Tedeschi Trucks Band’s New Album, ‘Let Me Get By’ [Review/Full Stream] During the first show, Tedeschi and Trucks welcomed out esteemed pianist Leon Russell for two numbers, The Lovin’ Spoonful’s “Darlin’ Be Home Soon” and Titus Turner’s “Sticks & Stones.” The two were staples from Russell’s days with Joe Cocker, and both appear on the Mad Dogs & Englishman album. It’s no surprise that these were the two songs performed, as Russell played them with Tedeschi Trucks Band during the Cocker tribute at Lockn’ 2015. You can watch that set here.Thanks to YouTube user Brian J. Leonard, we now have fan-shot footage of this exciting Chicago collaboration. Tune in below:Check out the setlists below:Edit this setlist | More Tedeschi Trucks Band setlists Edit this setlist | More Tedeschi Trucks Band setlists
Elite jamtronica outfit Particle is hitting the road this winter for what’s bound to be their most exciting run to date. With a new album in the works – their first in over a decade – the band is more fired up than ever, and fans have a lot to look forward to. The band will make the rounds beginning next Thursday, February 11th throughout the month of February and into early March. A full run of dates with accompanying ticket links can be found here.“We’re so psyched to kick off our first tour of the year by debuting a bunch of new original songs from our upcoming studio album,” said founding keyboardist Steve Molitz. “There’s been this unspoken wave of fresh inspiration sweeping over the band recently, so I suspect we will really let the new material evolve and stretch into uncharted territory throughout the tour.”The pioneering jamband exhibits elements of rock, funk, electronica and beyond to deliver a unique medley they classify as “Space Porn Funk”. After nearly 15 years, Particle maintains a longstanding hardcore fanbase while the touring machine continues to rope in the younger crowd attending festivals and shows around the country. The band boasts an impressive roster of past collaborations ranging from members of the Grateful Dead to String Cheese Incident to Phish, but this is only the beginning.“In addition to all the new material, I’m looking forward to busting out some Particle classics and fan-favorites that haven’t been played in years,” Molitz assured us. “And we’re adding a handful of new covers for this tour that range from 70’s Space Porn Funk to some of our favorite recent big Electro bangers. We’re also unleashing some deep cuts that our bassist Clay Parnell wrote in Brothers Past. Clay’s songs have so many lush layers and textures to explore and we are all really excited to dive into that material.”“I’m also really excited to welcome two amazingly talented musicians to the Particle stage: Mike Daum (Roster McCabe) on guitar and Kito Bovenschulte (Fikus) on drums,” he continued. “I’ve played with both Mike and Kito for years in various projects, and they both bring the heat. I can’t wait to hear the fresh musical perspectives and explosive energy they will bring to the band. I’m also very happy to announce that LD extraordinaire Danny Grabus will be joining us for the entire run with a custom lighting rig he is building and programming specifically for our Winter Tour.”This is bound to be Particle’s best tour yet, with the band promising tons of surprises for fans and tricks up their sleeves. Stay tuned for more announcements coming soon!PARTICLE WINTER TOUR 20162/11: Killington, VT – Pickle Barrel Nightclub2/12: Woodstock, NY – Bearsville Theater Woodstock, NY2/13: Pittsburgh, PA – The Rex Theater2/14: Buffalo, NY – Buffalo Iron Works2/15: Toronto, ON – Sneaky Dee’s2/17: Grand Rapids, MI – The Intersection (The Stache)2/18: Bloomington, IN – The Bluebird2/19: Chicago, IL – 1st Ward Events at Chop Shop2/20: Minneapolis, MN – The Cabooze2/21: Des Moines, IA – Wooly’s2/22: Lawrence, KS – The Bottleneck2/23: Fayetteville, AR – George’s Majestic Lounge2/26: Nashville, TN – Mercy Lounge2/27: Atlanta, GA – The Loft2/28: Asheville, NC – The Grey Eagle3/1: Raleigh, NC – Southland Ballroom3/2: Savannah, GA – The Wormhole3/4: Live Oak, FL – AURA Music & Arts Festival
You can catch many of these artists including Lettuce, Vulfpeck, and Chris Robinson’s Soul Revue (Supergroup) at the inaugural Fool’s Paradise in St. Augustine, FL April 1-2! Get tickets and more info here. The 2016 LOCKN’ Festival initial lineup is here, and what a lineup it is.Taking place at a brand new weekend, August 25-28, in Arrington, VA, the festival will see headlining performances from Phish (x2 – 4 sets), Ween (x2), and My Morning Jacket.The full lineup includes sets from Joe Russo’s Almost Dead (x2), Charles Bradley, Brandi Carlile, Gary Clark Jr., Galactic, Keller’s Grateful Gospel, Keller’s Grateful Grass, Tedeschi Trucks Band, Turkuaz, Chris Robinson Brotherhood, Lettuce, Vulfpeck, Twiddle, Umphrey’s McGee, and White Denim. Wow!Not only that, but the festival promises future artists to be announced in the coming weeks. Get ready for a great weekend of music. Tickets and more information can be found via the Lockn’ website.
He’s attained fame as an award-winning actor and musician, founded a political party and run for president of his native Panama and served as the Panamanian minister of tourism, but now Rubén Blades LL.M. ’85 will add another credit to his resume: Harvard College Library benefactor.In December, Blades agreed to give his personal papers, including rare recordings of rehearsals and concerts, interviews and films, books, and other material to the Eda Kuhn Loeb Music Library.“There aren’t many archives for Latin American popular musicians,” said Virginia Danielson, Richard F. French Librarian. “The arrival of the archive marks the opening of a whole new vein of intellectual pursuit and a new opportunity for study of Latin American popular culture. This is a big event for us, and, we hope, for the Latin American community.”“Rubén Blades has been a compelling presence, not just as a superstar singer-songwriter in multiple domains of Latin jazz and popular music, but also as an individual deeply engaged with the most pressing legal and political issues of our time,” said Kay Kaufman Shelemay, the G. Gordon Watts Professor of Music. “Future researchers will no doubt seek out the Rubén Blades Archive for the insights it offers into the relationship of music to the wider world.”The arrival of the archive at Loeb Music Library, Danielson said, is largely the result of the work of two people, José Massó, host of the popular radio program ¡Con Salsa! at WBUR, and Allison Weinstock, a Blades fan, who created maestravida.com, an online discography and song reference guide dedicated to Blades’ career.“José and Allison approached the Latin American, Spanish, and Portuguese Division of Widener Library Collection Development with the idea of giving the material they had amassed to Harvard,” Danielson said. “Rubén liked the idea, and agreed to give his own material as well. When we looked at the contents of the collection, although it isn’t all music, a lot of it is, so we decided to bring it to the Music Library. The papers that are particular to his role as an official in Panama probably will stay in Panama, but the Harvard collection will include documents associated with Blades’ political interests alongside his musical work.”Among the items that will eventually be collected at Loeb: a complete collection of all LPs, CDs, and liner notes for Blades’ recorded music, concert and rehearsal audio and video recordings, sheet music and arrangements, lyrics and translations, magazine and newspaper interviews, clippings, photos and mementos.“This collection will come to us gradually, over a period of years,” Danielson said. “Right now, the material that’s come in is mostly commercial productions, but the next things we’ll get are unique video and audio recordings. That’ll be the really interesting phase. It would be fair to say we expect the archive to entail hundreds of recordings, both commercially produced and unique. I think it will be the work of three to five years to collect it all and catalog it all.“We’re at the very beginning of this project now,” Danielson added. “We expect the first components of the collection to be available in mid- to late-2009. The archive will be cataloged in HOLLIS, and we will probably handle this material with a finding aid in OASIS. Once we have a reasonable representation, we would probably announce the existence of the cataloging, with links so people could see how to get to the archive.”And considering Blades’ wide-ranging impact on both popular culture and social issues, Danielson said she expects the archive to become the focus of a great deal of scholarship.The collection is a sign of the College Library’s growing interest in popular culture, particularly popular culture in Spanish-speaking America. Considering Blades’ popularity in the United States as well as Panama and Central America, the archive also raises questions for scholars related to issues like transnationalism and diaspora, Danielson said.“Associate Librarian of Harvard College for Collection Development Dan Hazen and Lynn Shirey, the librarian for Latin America, Spain, and Portugal in Widener Library, have led a[n] … acquisitions program in the Spanish-speaking world in recent years,” she said. “It’s not just normal books and serious journals, but newspapers and popular media. The music library very much wants to be part of the development of a good Hispanic collection, period.”
To Cemelli de Aztlan, the U.S.-Mexico border region is not just a line on a map dividing two nations and two cultures, it’s a place of its own, different from the countries whose edges define it; and it has its own culture of transition, of blending, and sometimes of violence.De Aztlan, graduating this year from Harvard Divinity School (HDS) with a master in divinity degree, is herself a product of the border. She grew up in El Paso, Texas, just a short walk from the Mexican city of Ciudad Juárez. She knows the reality there is complex and that many families straddle the border, refusing to be torn apart. Despite travel advisories by the U.S. State Department, residents of El Paso visit Ciudad Juárez regularly.A Native American, de Aztlan grew up in the Native American church, which she said allows more freedom for personal vision than the majority of Christian churches nearby. She began theological studies at Concordia University in Texas in 2000 and spent a semester at Oak Hill Theological College in London. She graduated with a bachelor’s degree in religion and English in 2004.But de Aztlan felt out of place at Concordia. She felt that her classmates didn’t believe that a woman could be a pastor or leader of a church. After her first year, she decided to leave. As she was saying goodbye to her professors, one in particular urged her to stay, asking her how things would ever change if she left. He gave her a copy of “A New Religious America” by Harvard Professor Diana Eck, head of the Pluralism Project and professor of comparative religion and Indian studies in the Faculty of Arts and Sciences and member of the Faculty of Divinity. After reading it, de Aztlan decided she would stay at Concordia and that she would one day study with Eck at HDS.It took five years, but she began her studies at HDS in 2006. She took a class with Eck and worked at the Pluralism Project. In 2007, she began examining the unsolved murders of women in Ciudad Juárez, formulating what she describes as a theological response to their impunity. She said the killings are an outgrowth of the traumas of colonization and the effects of globalization in a world that struggles to respect women.The problem is a personal one to de Aztlan, who had a friend who was murdered in Ciudad Juárez just before de Aztlan entered Harvard. De Aztlan has had her own brushes with the Mexican city’s violence, and told of being chased by five men when she was a teenager, escaping by hiding under a car.“There’s a lot of impunity and injustice on both sides of the border,” de Aztlan said. “The fear is real. Young women are being raised in this fear, but I think there is hope.”Throughout her career at HDS, de Aztlan pursued research topics involving women, indigenous peoples, and the borderlands.De Aztlan incorporated her own spirituality, artistry, and her Native American background into her stay at Harvard, designing and building several “community altars” with classmate Maria Cristina Vlassidis. De Aztlan described the altars as an invitation to the community to create a ceremonial space that acknowledges “our roots, our beginnings, and our ancestors.” Many of the altars were dedicated to the women in Ciudad Juárez whose deaths remain unsolved.Continuing her research into femicide, de Aztlan met with social activists and scholars in Ciudad Juárez earlier this year, documenting the many ways that women are breaking the cycle of violence. She also presented her research in an event in May with her thesis adviser, Monica Maher, Horace De Y. Lentz Memorial Lecturer at HDS, at a lunchtime seminar at the Center for Government and International Studies. This summer she will travel with professors and researchers to Cali, Colombia, and Quito, Ecuador, to present her work.Maher, who traveled with de Aztlan to Ciudad Juárez, described the student as one of the most creative she’s worked with, combining strong analytic skills with artistry.“Her writing, in addition to its scholarly contribution, becomes a vehicle for education and healing of victim-survivors of the Americas,” Maher said. “I am sure that wherever she goes, her presence, courage, and imagination will move others to greater study as well as committed action for justice.”As for the future, de Aztlan is exploring several possibilities across a broad spectrum that includes policy work and further graduate study. She also plans to train to be a midwife, which incorporates both physical and spiritual care for mothers during pregnancy.“Being in the Native American church, there are different ways to be a healer,” de Aztlan said. “Many of my classmates will be venturing off into a ministry conducting blessings at baptisms, weddings, and funerals, but I think my ministry is in the birthing rooms, the place where we open our eyes for the first time and invite the light.”