The Funk Gives Back to the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention.
The American Foundation for Suicide Prevention (AFSP) is the leading national not-for-profit organization exclusively dedicated to understanding and preventing suicide through research, education and advocacy, and to reaching out to people with mental disorders and those impacted by suicide.
Music from 7-11 with performances by: Tommy Sniffen Wesley Claire Colin Aberdeen and The Barking Loungers Todd Fitzsimmons, Mike Gridley & Joey Arcuri... See MoreSee Less
ROAD TO DISC JAM PRE-PARTY!! Pink Talking Fish AND Consider the Source join forces for a special preview of what you can expect to see at Disc Jam Music Festival (just 1hr from Saratoga) this summer (June 8-11). As an added bonus, everyone who purchases a ticket for this show will be entered for a chance to win a pair of tickets to Disc Jam!
Doors: 8:00pm / Show: 9:00pm Ages: 18+ Tickets: $20 (note: there is a $5 surcharge for attendees under 21)
::PINK TALKING FISH:: Pink Talking Fish returns to Putnam Den for what promises to be another barn-burner of a performance. Those of you who have made it to their previous shows here, know that this is a show not to be missed and those of you who missed them, most likely heard all about them.
Pink Talking Fish is a Hybrid Tribute Fusion Act that takes the music from three of the world’s most beloved bands and creates a special treat for fans of the music.
Pink Floyd, The Talking Heads and Phish are all more than just bands… they are Phenomenons. Their creations have artistically inspired people and their mindblowing live performances have brought people together to form a special sense of community around the love for their favorite band.
Although the music from each act is different, Pink Talking Fish has discovered that fusing the material together creates an amazing story. The epic emotion of Pink Floyd…. The funky, danceable layerings of The Talking Heads…. The multitude of styles, unique compositional structures and pure fun of Phish…. to merge these three into one gives music lovers a special experience.
Band Website: www.pinktalkingfish.com -----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
::CONSIDER THE SOURCE::
NYC trio Consider the Source defy easy description. If intergalactic beings of pure energy, after initiation into an order of whirling dervishes, built some kind of pan-dimensional booty-shaking engine, powered by psychedelics and abstract math, it’d probably just sound like a CTS tribute band. Drawing from progressive rock, fusion and jazz, with alien sounds soaked in Indian and Middle Eastern styles, CTS blends disparate parts into a striking, utterly original whole. Dubbed “Sci-Fi Middle Eastern Fusion”, the band’s music strikes a rare balance between cerebral and emotional, intellectual and primal. A relentless touring schedule has won the band a fervent following from California to Israel, with fans ranging from jam-band hippies and jazz cats to corpse-painted headbangers and prog geeks.
Formed in 2004, Consider the Source features Gabriel Marin on fretless double-neck guitar, bassist John Ferrara, and drummer/percussionist Jeff Mann. Called “the guiding light for his generation of six-stringers”, Marin channels the mystical fury of McLaughlin and Coltrane into wailing melodies, kaleidoscopic soundscapes and boneshaking riffs. With a background in classical musics both Eurpoean and Indian, and an instinct for avant-jazz and destructive metal, Marin’s hypnotic fusion of styles is ever unpredictable. Ferrara’s propulsive, percussive attack, equally suited to simple grooves and impossible chords, can ground the music or launch it into space. His madcap gumbo of slap bass, Indian rhythms, earthy minimalism and complex tapping constantly pushes into strange new worlds, whilst still dropping thick booty-clap beats. Underneath them lies Mann’s rolling thunder; dense rhythmic architecture built from pure swagger and bounce. Half double-bass prog-metal, half crackle-pop Buddy Rich swing, with African and Balkan swirls, Mann’s muscular, freewheeling polyrhythms are the engine fuel for Consider’s multiversal mischief. Even when not improvising, Consider’s music is always a conversation, a roiling stew of dynamic interplay. Each member of Consider the Source alternately leads and follows, spars and assists; in any single song, alliances are made and broken, bargains struck and divorces finalized.
Common Ground, the charity album recorded by the Region Legion and Ruddy Well, will be released at the Palace Theater on Saturday, May 6th. 100% of merchandise and ticket sales will be donated to our local charity In My Father's Kitchen. MC Michael Heagerty will host the night of music of local area musicians including: Colin Aberdeen, Joe Battles and the Moonshine River Band, John McConnell, Charley Orlando, Tim Burns and Two Hour Delay, Milkweed, Nate and Kate Marshall, Tim Herron, Zoe and Alison, The Old Main, Austin McRae, and the Ruddy Well Band. Be sure to grab your seats for the show and help us help Syracuse.
Please join us for our first annual DippiFest. Live music from Big Time Kitty, free food, and lots of fun! Bring a lawn chair, bring your own adult beverages, bring your family and friends. Explore the retreat and meet the DippiStaff, board members, and other UA alumni, students, faculty, and staff.... See MoreSee Less
On May 8, 1977, the Grateful Dead performed a concert at Cornell’s Barton Hall. It was the first concert in several years to be held there, and in addition, it became one of the Dead’s most famous and beloved concerts in their 30-year touring history.
In honor of the 40th anniversary, the Cornell Chimes will perform 4 songs from the Grateful Dead repertoire (and maybe 6!). The free concert will take place at 6:00 - 6:30pm on May 8, 2017.
Concerts are always open to the public. People are encouraged to bring blankets and spread out on the lawn around the tower.
At 5:45pm, Dan Klein from the Tompkins County Legislature will read a proclamation declaring May 8, 2017 "Grateful Dead Day in Tompkins County."
From 5:45-6:30pm, Cornell University Press will have copies of their new book, "Cornell ’77: The Music, The Myth, and the Magnificence of the Grateful Dead’s Concert at Barton Hall" for sale outside the Cornell Store. Author Peter Conners will be available to sign copies.
The Cornell Chimes have been the heartbeat of campus life for more than a century, marking the hours and chiming concerts. The original set of nine bells first rang out at the university’s opening ceremonies October 7, 1868. Over time the chime has been recast and expanded to 21 bells; it continues to ring daily concerts, making it one of the largest and most frequently played chimes in the world.
The bells are played by "chimesmasters." An average of ten chimesmasters play three concerts daily during the school year and a reduced schedule during the summer and semester breaks, in addition to a variety of specialty concerts.
While the Cornell Chimes take requests, they have never played a Grateful Dead song before. While at first they agreed to write the arrangement for one song, they are now up to four songs, and possibly two more! Let’s cheer them on and thank them for taking this on!... See MoreSee Less
'77 BARTON HALL ANNIVERSARY CELEBRATION FEATURING DARK HOLLOW SPECIAL GUESTS RICK REDINGTON & THE LUV
WHAT DEAD HEADS HAVE BEEN SAYING ABOUT...
CORNELL 5/8/77 ...the single best rock performance anywhere, anytime, by anyone.
There was just some kind of magical connection this night between the band members and the band and the audience - some texture or some type of cosmic or celestial force is in the room.
"This show is, was, and always will be Mecca.
Dark Hollow comes to perform the '77 Barton Hall show at Cornell on May 8th for the 40th-anniversary celebration of this historic event at The Range in Ithaca. Come see why Dark Hollow is listed as one of the premier Grateful Dead Bands in the Upstate NY area. Joining them from Vermont that evening is Rick Redington & the Luv. Rick Redington and the Luv seamlessly introduce the best aspects of country and folk into pretty much every other genre out there. The Circus is conceptual in more ways than just one, a little rock here, a little blues there, and the title track a metaphor for our ridiculously complex and nonstop lives.... See MoreSee Less
On a snowy Mothers’ Day in 1977, The Grateful Dead performed one of the most significant concerts of their extensive career. Fans are invited to celebrate the 40th anniversary of this concert on Monday May 8th, 2017 as Rhino Entertainment and The State Theatre of Ithaca present “The 40th Anniversary Celebration of Barton Hall, 5/8/77”.
The Grateful Dead played more than 2,000 concerts, but none continue to spark interest and provoke discussion quite like the band’s performance at Cornell University’s Barton Hall on May 8, 1977. The show, known by most Deadheads as simply “5/8/77” is one of the most collected, circulated and debated concerts by any band ever, has topped numerous fan polls through the years, and was a favorite of the group’s longtime archivist Dick Latvala, who stated: “Enough can’t be said about this superb show.” Even Uncle Sam got into the act in 2011 when the recording was “deemed so important to the history and culture of the United States” that a copy was added to the Library of Congress’ National Recording Registry.
After 40 years of bootleg circulation, Rhino Entertainment and The Grateful Dead announced earlier this year that the 5/8/77 show would finally be offered as an official release. In February, 15,000 pre-sale orders for the official box set sold out in 2 days. While the box set is sold out, the new digitally remastered CDs of the show will still be available from Rhino separately. “The 40th Anniversary Celebration of Barton Hall, 5/8/77” is one of two official Rhino Entertainmment release parties, with the other party taking place at The Capitol Theatre in Port Chester, NY.
The event at The State Theatre of Ithaca will feature a special set of acoustic Grateful Dead music performed by Ithaca's own tribute band, “Terrapin Station”, an official listening party of the 1977 release on the State Theatre’s brand new state-of-the-art sound system, a unique silent auction and a variety of special guests and speakers. In addition to the live music and Grateful Dead celebrations, Cornell University Press and author Peter Conners will also be in attendance chatting to fans about their new book “Cornell 77: The Music, The Myth and The Magnificence of The Grateful Dead’s Concert at Barton Hall”. Signed copies will also be available for purchase at this event.
Sponsored by Cornell University Press, DSP Shows, Viva Taqueria, Escape Ithaca, GreenScene Lawn and Garden, Honda of Ithaca, Swarthout Coaches, Inc. and Cayuga Radio Group... See MoreSee Less
DSP Shows Presents Meat Puppets with mike watt + the tom and jerry show at The Haunt on 5/9!
8:00PM Doors 9:00PM Show
Meat Puppets www.themeatpuppets.com/ Until last September, things were relatively quiet in Meat Puppets 2016 world. Then Riotfest popped up on their schedule. There are not too many “firsts” left for the Puppets to experience, but out of the blue, Curt was invited to meet with 1st, 2nd, and 3rd graders (!!) at Suder Montessori Magnet School in Chicago.
Suder teacher Rachel Jacobson was the match maker:
“I have put forth the idea that Curt Kirkwood is the coolest person that walks the earth and my kids have bought in…showing up will confirm it all.”
When the kids dropped a video along with the invite, splice.gopro.com/v?id=YpQbL5q1L, that did it, and the band got to cut loose with the kids singing along.
Tears were had.
Following that outing, the band has started to revisit the folk and singer-song writer nuggets Curt put out in 2005 on his solo masterpiece, Snow, as well as similarly veined tracks from Rat Farm (“Sometimes Blue”).
In March 2017, the Puppets are headed back to the west coast for a two week tour.... See MoreSee Less
John Craigie w/s/g Phil Grajko at Funk 'n Waffles - Downtown Doors 7:30PM // Show 8PM $10 admission // 18+
“…the lovechild of John Prine and Mitch Hedberg with a vagabond troubadour edge.” – The Stranger
“The record opens with the shanty-like Dylan-meets-Prine number “Virgin Guitar,” which displays Craigie’s talent for understated singing coupled with poetic lyrics.” – The Portland Tribune
“Craigie’s latest, “I Am California,” is haunting, poetic, and just how a longing for California should sound. Draped in nostalgia and covered in memories, Craigie paints a beautiful homage to the Golden State, with the assistance of singer Gregory Alan Isakov.” – Impose Magazine
If John Prine and Mitch Hedberg had a baby, the resulting product would resemble something very close to Portland, OR singer-songwriter John Craigie. Musically comparable to Prine, with the humor and wit of Hedberg, the humble, gracious, and hilarious Craigie is one of the best storytellers of our time. It’s no wonder that Chuck Norris sends him fan mail, and Todd Snider brings him gifts on stage.
The vagabond troubadour has charmed audiences in all 50 states and throughout much of Europe, with a DIY spirit seldom seen these days. While touring solo and with the likes of Todd Snider, the Shook Twins, Nicki Bluhm, and ALO, Craigie has taken the stage at festivals, sold out venues, intimate house concerts, center camp at Burning Man and even Gregory Alan Isakov’s farm. Although based in Portland, Craigie’s true home is on the road, and just like that he’s on to the next town, playing and singing and telling stories to everyone who wants to listen.
He’ll make you laugh and make you cry, all in the same song. With a fan-base that is more of a continually-expanding circle of friends, John Craigie’s true passion is connecting with people through shared experiences, stories, and song.... See MoreSee Less
Gang of Thieves - Burlington, VT Will make you believe in Rock n' Roll again.
High energy and an unforgettable live performance is the hallmark of these Vermont funk rockers, who fuse a new breed of rock and roll with a vibrant instrumentation to create a powerful sound palatable to audiences of all ages. The key to the Gang’’s universal appeal is their infectious sense of fun and showmanship, delivered with a message that inspires and encourages positivity. Featuring an electric violin and one man horn section, the Gang blends a variety of genres into catchy tunes anyone can sing or dance along to.
The band’s new record, titled “Born to Be Loud” was released in September 2016 and immediately charted on Relix/Jambands.com’s top 30, recently moving all the way up to #4. The album received a rave review from Vermont’s premiere publication Seven Days. The Gang also released a super hero themed music video for their song ‘Work Together’ exclusively through Relix Magazine.
Currently on the road for their “Work Together Tour”, the Gang will visit 40 cities across the nation, as far south as Florida and as far west as Colorado. Along the way, they are volunteering their time at local food shelters, animal hospitals, and community oriented projects, with a goal of making a positive impact on the neighborhoods they visit.
In 1997, Robert Sarazin Blake dropped out of college and hit the road. The folk music of his father’s house had combined with the DIY punk ethos of the day and produced his first batch of songs, Another Irrelevant Year. On the heels of Richard Manning, Billy Bragg, and Ani Difranco, Blake’s 18-year-old release is an early document of the folk-punk movement. On his first US tour, Blake played 30 shows around the US planting seeds as he developed touring, not as an economic model, but as a lifestyle. He hasn’t stopped. Eleven full length albums into his career, he’s continued to write pulling from folk roots, his travels, his contemporaries, and the quiet spot in the back of his mind. The writing has evolved, mellowing with experience and expanding with reference, but the essence of the work has remained the same-strong narratives solidly built on the folk foundation and fully in the immediacy of the now.
The touring and performing has become an art in itself. Performing 200 shows a year, Blake is a world class performer in a neighborhood venue. The show is a combination of songs and rambles landing somewhere between a concert and a theatrical instillation. The neighborhoods have been all over Ireland and the US and occasionally in Canada, Scotland, England, Norway, Denmark, Germany and France. The shows are booked, managed, and driven to by Blake- a one man cottage industry existing underneath and outside the main-streams of the music business.
His songs continue to be influenced by Bob Dylan, John Prine, Shel Silverstein, Christy Moore, Lou Reed, Joni Mitchell- his stories and stage banter by Arlo Guthrie, Garrison Keillor, Spalding Gray, his outlook by Naomi Kline, Jim Page, Amy Goodman, Noam Chomsky, and his essence by James Baldwin, Henry Miller, Jeannette Winterson, John Steinbeck, and Philip Roth. His contemporaries, Anais Mitchell, Louis Ledford, Hamell on Trial, The Heligoats, CR Avery, Jeffrey Lewis, and Jinx Lennon, continue to influence and inspire.
From his home in Bellingham (WA), Blake started his own record label SameRoomRecords, "recordings of songs and musicians in the same room and the same time" -- an oddly unique idea in an era of digitally manipulated sounds -- and has sold over 10,000 albums from his suitcase.
This philosophy reflects Blake’s dedication to the moment, to the connection within live performance. There is always a moment in a Blake show where the room pulls together and the space between the singer, the song, and the listener disappears.
David Bromberg's incredible journey spans five-and-a-half decades, and includes – but is not limited to – adventures with Bob Dylan, George Harrison, Jerry Garcia and music and life lessons from seminal blues guitarist Rev. Gary Davis, who claimed the young Bromberg as a son. A musician’s musician, his mastery of various stringed instruments and multiple styles is legendary, leading Dr. John to declare him an American icon. In producing John Hartford’s hugely influential Aereo-Plain LP, Bromberg even co-invented a genre: Newgrass.... See MoreSee Less
Guthrie Bell Productions and Disc Jam join forces to present Albany's Mister F and NYC's Teddy Midnight on a Road to Disc Jam Music Festival ~ JUNE 8th - 11th Stephentown, NY event at The Hollow Bar + Kitchen in Albany, NY!
Everyone in attendance is automatically entered to win a FREE ticket to Disc Jam Music Festival ~ JUNE 8th - 11th Stephentown, NY
The Hollow Bar + Kitchen Albany, NY Friday, May 12, 2017 $12adv $15dos
MISTER F ======== Matt Pickering – Drums/Samples/Vocals Scott Hannay – Keyboards/Vocals/Vocoder Ben Pickering – Bass/Vocals Colin Shore – Guitar/Vocals
Formed in 2013 from members of Northeast regional acts Timbre Coup and Capital Zen, Mister F are an eclectic, high-energy 4-piece band that takes a no-holds-barred approach to blending genres while keeping your feet moving. Describing their sound as “neat and clean, hard and dangerous”, Mister F‘s calculated yet danceable fusion-fueled sound provides something for both musicians and listeners alike. Having performed at festivals such as The Hudson Project, Catskill Chill, Disc Jam, The Werk Out, Luna Light and Resonance, as well as with their previous bands at Mountain Jam, moe.down, Summer Camp, Camp Bisco, and snoe.down, the members of Mister F are no strangers to the music community. Members of Mister F have been invited to perform onstage with Umphrey’s McGee, Twiddle, Dopapod, Particle, Robert Randolph and the Family Band, The Werks, Consider the Source, and many more. They brought their show to the road soon after their 2013 debut, reaching cities as far as Telluride, CO and Atlanta, GA within just a few short years.
“Mister F…a dynamic quartet that broaches all aspects of organized music. Rooted in funk traditions, Mister F‘s members are no strangers to unique compositions and sonic explorations, though it’s done with a tightness that keeps listeners dancing throughout their performances.” -Live For Live Music
TEDDY MIDNIGHT =============== Wiley Griffin - Guitar Sean Silva - Bass/Synth Sean McAuley - Keys/Percussion/Vocals Adam Magnan - Drums/Sampler
Brooklyn based Teddy Midnight demonstrates a creative combination of progressive rock, drum and bass, jazz and downtempo. This unique blend earned the term Electro-Dance-Funk, a self- described genre based on the style of Teddy Midnight. The band’s live show instinctively gets the party moving and won’t let up any time soon. With members Wiley Griffin, Sean McAuley, Adam Magnan, and Sean Silva, Teddy Midnight is the group you don’t want to miss.
Teddy Midnight’s debut EP was released early 2014 featuring songs that Live for Live Music calls "...cosmic, soothing contemplative pieces that soar through carefully constructed sections, and will have you dancing.”
They’ve shared the stage with fellow local bands, Dopapod, Consider the Source and MUN, as well as festival regulars Kung Fu, Twiddle, The Werks, Brothers Past, Lespecial, and The Indobox.
After playing sold out shows at NYC venues such as Irving Plaza, Brooklyn Bowl, Gramercy Theatre, and Bowery Ballroom, Teddy Midnight performed at various festivals during Summer 2015. New fans were gained during well known festivals such as Catskill Chill, Disc Jam, Spectral Fest, Harvest Fest and the Werk Out Festival this year and continue to generate a loyal following.... See MoreSee Less
Formula 5 is a four-piece improvisational rock band out of Albany, NY, featuring Joe Davis (guitar/vocals), Greg Marek (drums), James Woods (bass), and Matt Richards (keys/vocals). With a diverse catalogue of distinctive originals and familiar covers, Formula 5 will keep your feet moving and your mind engaged. Blending high-energy Rock n Roll with tasteful grooves, there is an emphasis on collective, goal-driven improvisation. Every performance is unique, leaving the listener excited for where the band may venture with their broad range of styles at their next show.
Revibe is a 4-piece jam fusion band that blends tight composition with adventurous improvisation. The result is a unique and complex sound which transitions seamlessly between memorable songs and energetic improvisational segments. Drawing on a wide array of musical influences, Revibe creates a sound that appeals to a large spectrum of musical tastes. Sets can vary, featuring infectious funk grooves, high energy electronica, mellow jazz and heavy progressive rock. Hailing from Burlington VT, Revibe has been building a steady following around New England.
Escaper is celebrating the drop of their debut album, "Skeleton Key", courtesy of Ropeadope Records.
The band will play all the tracks from the album, and more.
CDs and info for digital purchase will be available after the show in the backroom bar area. escapermusic.com
The literal definition of Escaper is "one who escapes confinement". Founded in 2016, the Brooklyn based Post-Rock/Space-Funk Fusion quintet strive for a sound without limits.
Their first single, "Castles" was released with Ropeadope Records in December of 2016. Now the full album "Skeleton Key" arrives! Their label has this to say: "Ropeadope alums Will Hanza, Jay Giacomazzo, and Adam Ahuja are joined by intense drummer Andrew Nesbitt and Sax man Johnny Butler for a purposeful blend of Rock, Jam, and Jazz that sounds like a set of intergalactic travelers surveying their lands with authority. The band name is deliberate - this music is designed to take you away from reality into the realm of possibility." ... See MoreSee Less
The 2nd annual tour de funk is going down May 13th at Red Rocks Park and Amphitheatre featuring Lettuce performing with special guests Ghostface Killah, George Porter Jr. and Cyril Neville, plus performances from Turkuaz, The Russ Liquid Test, J Rocc of The Beat Junkies and more to be announced!
Limited Fan Pre-sale Tickets Available Now: goo.gl/QjREwn #ragerocks... See MoreSee Less
This year's Spring Fling is being held to support The Mr Mo Project (www.mrmoproject.com) The event will include 4 Live Bands, 50/50, Raffles, and more... Stay tuned for more details & please invite your friends that love animals & music! Featuring: Within the Fire Wasteland Junction Hungry Dingo Rokken (Dokken Cover/Tribute)