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Avicii Pop-Up Hotel Opens Its Doors For Ultra Music Festival 2013

first_imgTim Bergling (aka Avicii) is taking his talents to South Beach. For ten days, Avicii is giving fans the key to his pop-hotel where they can set up shop during the madness that is Ultra Music Festival. From March 15th through the 25th, The Marlin Hotel will be dubbed (drumroll) The Avicii Hotel.Located on 12th and Collins, this EDM inn is promised to give its temporary residents a “24/7 Avicii experience,” according to Avicii’s manager, Ash Pournouri.Information and rates on room packages are set to be released soon, but pre-registration is available for those who want first dibs on a room.If you were in Miami last year for Ultra, you might remember the Avicii ice cream truck parked outside the Clevelander passing out free cones, buttons and of course, “good feelings.” Looks like Bergling is seeking to make his mark during Miami Music Week. And we have to agree, a hotel is a major upgrade from an ice cream truck.The young Swede hit 3 million fans today on Facebook so it would be a pretty good guess that this place will be swarmed with Avicii lovers from around the world. We’re just wondering how many “Levels” the hotel will have. Sorry, we couldn’t help ourselves.http://theaviciihotel.com/last_img read more

Electric Forest adds Lettuce, Raw Russ, The Unsheathed, and Releases Daily Schedule

first_imgElectric Forest has added Brooklyn-funk outfit Lettuce to its lineup, as well as Raw Russ, THE UNSHEATHED, Basscrooks, The Fungineers, and Cello Joe in the latest round of artist additions.  To coincide with the announcement, the daily performance schedule has also been released for your viewing pleasure.Elm and Oak will be TAKING OVER the Silent Disco on Thursday night with Very Special Guests and bringing a blow-out beach party to EF hosted by Raw Russ and Basscrooks! The festival is set to take place June 27th-30th in Rothbury, MI and features three performances by The String Cheese Incident, along with sets from Dispatch, Passion Pit, Pretty Lights, Holy Ghost!, Emancipator, Above & Beyond, Empire of the Sun, Yeasayer, Beats Antique, and a myriad of other artists.You can view the daily schedule here.Artist Additions:LettuceRaw RussTHE UNSHEATHEDThe FungineersBass CrooksCello JoeElectric Forest 2013 LineupThe String Cheese Incident (3 shows)Pretty LightsPassion PitEmpire of the SunKnife PartyAbove & BeyondDispatchLotusBenny BenassiYeasayerBeats AntiqueGrizMatik with Special GuestsMadeonTommy TrashMorgan PageA-TrakGrimesKrewellaHOLY GHOST!NERVOEOTORailroad EarthHeadhunterzTrombone Shorty & Orleans AvenueKill the NoiseBaauerEmancipatorFEMI KUTI & The Positive ForceNoisia3LAUFlosstradamusMichal MenertRL GrimeJust BlazeSuckerPunch ft. Marc and Aron of the Disco Biscuits, Jamie Shields of the New Deal, and Mike Greenfield of LotusDanny BrownGreensky BluegrassDigital Tape Machine ft. Joel Cummins & Kris Myers of Umphrey’s McGeeFuture RockThe Polish AmbassadorThe WerksTreasure FingersBoomBoxClockworkAna SiaCrazeLe Castle VaniaOLIVEROrchard LoungeJeff Austin & FriendsEskmoPigs on the Wing ft. Murphy of STS9Eliot LippCyril HahnReptarNick CatchdubsA Tribe Called RedNo Regular PlayThe Pimps of JoytimeRyan HemsworthLance HerbstrongDoldrumsKeys N KratesNigel HallNahko and Medicine for the PeopleQuixoticRobert DeLongLynxDelhi 2 DublinUp Until NowHelicopter ShowdownRuss LiquidMoon HoochDopapodShreddie MercuryLowRIDERzMilkmanThe Main SqueezeSamo Sound BoyThe FlooziesTwiddleMutrixTumbleweed WanderersDVBBSThe StepkidsBeard-o-BeesLuke the KnifeManic FocusThe Nth PowerParty SuppliesRosin CovenCosby Sweater ft. Joel Cummins of Umphrey’s McGeeChristian RichThriftworksVokab KompanyMotion PotionBestfriendsDustin ThomasDixon’s ViolinMunson MeeksMoonrise NationRobbie FitzsimmonsJessijem n’ the Infamous Crotch Kickers Instrumental Forester WinnerSam Klass Instrumental Forester Winnerlast_img read more

Phish’s Mike Gordon Shares Two Strange New Recipes

first_imgCook with Mike! Phish bassist Mike Gordon shared two humorous recipes on his official website earlier, and they are, like the man itself, kind of out there. The first is for a Thai sauce, ‘Peanut Grigio’, while the second is for a corn dish that include spiderwebs – ‘Corn on The Cobwebs’. The ingredients for both are 7 eggs and a pound of cumin.1) PEANUT GRIGIOIngredients:Eggs 7Cumin 1lb.This is a chance to get wine into a Thai sauce. Don’t use table wine unless it’s Proctor and Gamble. Use couch wine, or maybe even ottoman wine, like Hasbro. Hasbro now has a sulfide free red wine made from grapes that were needle punctured. Yay that shit. Okay, get one (1) lb. of Thai food from a mediocre to lower-great restaurant. Wash the marinade off they might have “tried.” I think you’re gonna wanna cook the peanuts first. Probably, I’d say, get ‘em in the microwave for half an hour on 350. Rotate. A little more. Now smash em up and mix em with the Hasbro. Voila! That’s how the French say, “Check this shit out.” Oh.. oops… also add tumeric, Himallayan C-section salt, and a dash of brewer’s yeast. Ok, you’re off! Remember when serving this one, that if a coupla guys are on one side of the table, and, let’s say, a guy and a dame on the other side, that the dame gets served first, but you’re still gonna wanna symetrify the portions.1) CORN ON THE COBWEBIngredients:Eggs 7Cumin 1lb.Okay, it seems gross, but everyone in “culinary” knows that spider webs are so rich in basic vitamins and amino acids (not so in nitrates – ha ha ha ha ha ha). Even bugs ‘emselves are disgustingly beneficial to our systems, so this is a way to get that bug energy in the system without gettin’ weird. Okay grab the cobs, but this time we’re taking the corn off and we’re dealing with the “host dowell” (as beknownst to besaid). You’re gonna have to navigate that cob in a way that aint gonna break the web, so my good man, twist delicately and twist evenly and get that web on there as a sheath. Even is the key word here. You gotta line up the rows with the rows. Know I’m sayin’? Then comes in your balsamic reduction, and right out it goes, out the back patio! We don’t need it. Okay, so all you would like to take your umagoshi plum and smear on the corn and web (you can use em without webs instead of butter on a snowy day) but don’t break or malallign the web. This isn’t gonna heat well in the microwave, so in the summer you can put it on a back portch or roof tile (read: shingle) and let it singe. I mean we want it to fry out there, with directy yuminess right from the sun. Serve these with Splenda packets all around the host dowell and take the compliments from your guests, and take em well.You can check out Mike’s strange explanations at the bassist’s official website.last_img read more

Review: Leftover Salmon, Infamous Stringduster, Assembly of Dust at Capitol Theatre

first_imgLeftover Salmon made their way east this past week, and made some local stops at Brooklyn Bowl for a show with Floodwood (ft. Al Schnier and Vinny Amico of moe.) and for a finger-picking good time at Port Chester’s Capitol Theatre the following night with Assembly of Dust and the Infamous Stringdusters. The Colorado quintet is in the middle of a pretty solid Fall tour, that will see them make stops all over the United States, including celebrating New Year’s in Seattle, WA and following that up with shows in both Alaska and Hawaii.Now, if you haven’t been to the Capitol Theatre yet, and you live within driving distance, or possibly taking a trip to the area, this is an absolute must for any music fan. The renovation of the venue is complete, with beautiful acoustics, state-of-the-art light, sound and video systems, and the recently finished Garcia’s bar (which has it’s own schedule of smaller shows on off-nights), The Cap is hands down one of the best venues in the Northeast.Opening the night was Assembly of Dust. It was cool to see locals Reid Genauer and co. do their thing at the majestic venue. With a setlist that included “Valhalla”, “All That I”, “Cluttered”, and “Man With a Plan”, it was a solid opening set that got the crowd going early on, and warmed everyone up for what would be a monster set from The Infamous Stringdusters.I have to be honest, I had never seen The Infamous Stringdusters before, but had heard only good things. And, man, did they impress. You could tell early on with the “Trav T>After Midnight” opener that this wasn’t your ordinary bluegrass band; these guys can jam. They are so in sync with one another, yet have no problem letting loose and getting experimental. Their cover of “Walking on the Moon” by The Police sounded so good with Jeremy Garrett‘s fiddle playing; it just added a whole other element to the song. And anytime a band has a stand-up bass, you have me hook, line, and sinker. Ending the set with “Hillbills” saw them go into one mind-bending jam before ending their set in fine, foot-stomping fashion. This is a band that has found a new spot on my playlist.Next up was the night’s headliner, Leftover Salmon. What Salmon does is hard to describe. They can jam some traditional style bluegrass on one song, then go swampy cajun on the next, follow that up with some rock n’ roll, and then mix all that together and throw you for a complete loop. The things Drew Emmitt can do on banjo is simply baffling, which was evident very early during the jam in “Bird Song” – it’s as if he is the Kirk Hammett of the banjo. He is just a lot of fun to watch.“Bird Call” was solid, as LoS brought out Andy Hall (from The Infamous Stringdusters) on dobro. It was great to watch Emmitt, Herman, Thorn, and Hall trade off solos throughout the song. Andy Thorn is another one that is truly gifted and has become an integral part of Leftover Salmon in a relatively short time; his youth is something that has brought an energy that was missing in the band for awhile.The highlight of the night, however, was when L0S played “Pasta on the Mountain“, per request of a fan that made a sign and wasn’t putting it down until the song was played. This old-school track from 1993′s Bridges to Bert, that Vince Herman wrote with Robert Hunter, is the epitome of what Salmon is about – which is just having a good ol’ time.With Andy Hall essentially playing the whole set with L0S, The Infamous Stringduster’s Chris Pandolfi joined the band for “Ain’t Gonna Work”, “Going Around the World”, and the closer “Blue Night”, lending his own skillful banjo playing to the festivities. Overall, the night was filled with shining moments that and some incredible musicianship; the fact that it was at the Capitol Theatre just added to the whole vibe of the night.Leftover Salmon Setlist – Capitol TheatreMama Boulet, Hollerwood, Bird Call*, Get Up & Go, Midnite Blues*, Danger Man*, Pasta On The Mountain*#, Highway Song*, Mornin’ Sun*, Walking Shoes*, Bend In The River*, Ain’t Gonna Work*@, Going Around The World*@, Blue Night*@* w/ Andy Hall from The Infamous Stringdusters on dobro# per a home made request sign@ w/ Chris Pandolfi from The Infamous Stringdusters on banjoLeftover Salmon w/ Andy Hall “Bird Call”:The Infamous Stringduster – “Trav T>After Midnight”:The Infamous Stringdusters – “Hillbills”:All photos courtesy of Vernon Webb at Photography by Vernon Webb. For full galleries of Leftover Salmon and The Infamous Stringdusters, click here. For Assembly of Dust, click here.last_img read more

Armin Van Buuren To Join Miley Cyrus, Flo Rida, and Fall Out Boy at Jingle Ball

first_imgThe world’s #1 ranked DJ, Armin Van Buuren, has been announced as a performer on several of Clear Channel Radio’s Jingle Ball concerts. The events, which will hit eight major markets around the country, generally focus on Top 40 acts, so Van Buuren’s involvement is somewhat interesting. Last year, Calvin Harris performed at Jingle Ball, though that was understandable due to the radio success of ‘We Found Love’.Armin will be playing in both the Phillips Arena in Atlanta on December 11, and Madison Square Garden in New York City on December 13. Addition performers include Miley Cyrus, Flo Rida, Macklemore and Ryan Lewis, Fall Out Boy, Robin Thicke, and more.Armin Van Buuren fans may question this move considering he sold out Madison Square Garden on his own within minutes earlier this year (check out our review). However, the real question is whether or not Flo Rida is going to pitch Armin his new ‘Beamz’ product.last_img read more

Surprise U2/Kanye West Concert In Times Square Tonight, Bruce Springsteen Will Sub For Injured Bono

first_imgLast week, we received unfortunate news that Bono’s biking injury was particularly severe. Though the U2 frontman is expected to fully recover, he will certainly be out of commission for a number of months. However, the band was scheduled to play a surprise concert, tonight, in Times Square, as a charity benefit on World AIDS Day.As they always say, “the show must go on.” The band announced that Bruce Springsteen and Chris Martin (Coldplay) would be filling in for Bono during U2’s set. Also slated to perform are Kanye West and Carrie Underwood.The show will begin at 7:30, and will be broadcast live via YouTube for those unable to attend. Bono was still able to give a statement about the event, saying:“This year is a World AIDS Day like no other. The world reached a tipping point in the fight against AIDS – more people were newly added to life-saving treatment than were newly infected with the virus. A lot of people are calling it the beginning of the end of AIDS. We wouldn’t be at this point without American leadership, people from the left and the right.  Today, 13 million people have access to life-saving treatment, up from 300,000 just over ten years ago.  Americans don’t know the role they’ve played in this fight.  Tonight’s event is to inform them and thank them.”For more information, head to U2’s official website.last_img read more

Grace Potter Reveals Winter Tour Schedule

first_imgTouring in support of her recent release Midnight, the powerful singer/songwriter Grace Potter has revealed her plans for 2016. After winding down this year with a string of December shows, Potter will hit the ground running in January with a show at the Minglewood Hall in Memphis, TN on 1/13. That tour wraps up a full month later in Colorado, before a second leg picks up in March and carries Potter to the inaugural Okeechobee Festival in Florida, as well as a handful of dates in Australia and New Zealand.Grace Potter Heats Up The NorVa With Smokin’ Solo Band PerformanceThe full schedule can be seen below, with fan club tickets and more information available via Potter’s official website. Grace Potter Tour DatesDec. 2 Englewood, NJ—Bergen Performing Arts CenterDec. 3 Northampton, MA—Calvin TheatreDec. 4 Asbury Park, NJ—Paramount TheatreDec. 5 Ithaca, NY—State TheatreDec. 6 Buffalo, NY—Town BallroomDec. 8 Concord, NH—Capitol Center for the ArtsDec. 10 Huntington, NY—The ParamountDec. 11 Philadelphia, PA—The FillmoreDec. 12 New Haven, CT—College Street Music Hall Jan. 13 Memphis, TN—Minglewood HallJan. 15 Birmingham, AL—Iron CityJan. 16 Atlanta, GA—The Tabernacle Jan. 17 Miramar Beach, FL—30A Songwriters FestivalJan. 20 Roanoke, VA—Berglund CenterJan. 21 Washington, DC—9:30 ClubJan. 22 Washington, DC—9:30 ClubJan. 24 Wilmington, NC—Humanity and Fine Arts CenterJan. 26 Athens, GA—Georgia TheatreJan. 28 Mobile, AL—Saenger TheatreJan. 29 Houston, TX—House of BluesJan. 30 Austin, TX—Austin City Limits Live at Moody TheatreJan. 31 San Antonio, TX—Aztec TheatreFeb. 4 Boulder, CO—Boulder TheaterFeb. 5 Aspen, CO—Belly UpFeb, 6 Aspen, CO—Belly UpFeb. 8 Jackson Hole, WY—Jackson Hole Center for the ArtsFeb. 10 Missoula, MT—The Wilma TheatreFeb. 11 Boise, ID—Knitting FactoryFeb. 12 Portland, OR—Roseland Theatre Feb. 13 Seattle, WA—ShowboxMarch 4 Okeechobee, FL—Okeechobee Music and Arts FestivalMarch 19 Auckland, NZ—Auckland City LimitsMarch 25 Tyagarah, AU—Byron Bay BluesfestMarch 26 Tyagarah, AU—Byron Bay Bluesfest[Photo via Sam Shinault]last_img read more

Phil Lesh Announces Two-Night Valentines Day Run With Stanley Jordan At Terrapin Crossroads

first_imgPhil Lesh & Friends will be hosting a two-night Valentine’s Day run at his Terrapin Crossroads on February 14 & 15. Joining him for these lovely performances are Stanley Jordan on guitar, multi-instrumentalists Barry Sless and Jason Crosby, John Molo on drums and The Midnight North Singers (Grahame Lesh, Elliott Peck and Alex Koford). Both shows are now sold out.Watch Phil Lesh Get Down For Three Full Sets At Terrapin Crossroads [Full Video]Prior to the two-night run, Stanley Jordan will be playing a solo show at the San Francisco venue on February 13. With love in the air, the nights are sure to be special for everyone.Enjoy this fan-shot video of Phil & Friends, featuring Stanley Jordan, perform “Eyes Of The World” at the Roseland in NYC back in 2012:[H/T JamBase]last_img read more

Getting Saucy With G. Love & Special Sauce In Northern California

first_imgG. Love & Special Sauce, accompanied by half empty bottles of the actual self-branded hot sauce, brought their signature trashcan blues to Northern California on Friday, February 5th.Coming out of the San Francisco Bay Area unscathed just before Super Bowl 50, The Mystic Theatre of Petaluma, CA was packed for the eighth stop of the 22 date tour leg. Along for the first leg as the opening act Boston based funk outfit Ripe.Touring with the original Special Sauce line up of bassist James “Jimi Jazz” Prescott and Jeffrey “Houseman” Clemens, guitarist/harp player Garrett “G. Love” Dutton couldn’t be happier – Jimi Jazz took a five year solo act hiatus before reconnecting with Special Sauce in 2014.The rekindled chemistry has been so on-point lately that, when they saw an opportunity to record G. Love & Special Sauce’s 10th studio album, Love Saves The Day, less than a year after the success of 2014’s Sugar, they jumped at it.G. Love Is Here To Save The Day On New Guest-Laden Album“It’s one of those things, you can’t really tell how much you put on that band chemistry,” explained G. Love. “When [Jimi] was gone we missed him more than we thought we would.”“We had a great unit with Timo Shanko, who’s just an amazingly gifted musician – upright and electric bass player and a saxophonist from Boston and Mark [Boyce] on keys – but there’s just something special about the original trio,” he continued. “[Jimi] wrote almost all of these bass lines. When you’re tied to something that’s yours it’s different from covering someone else. Even if you cover it great, it’s still someone else’s part.”Featuring a slew of guest musicians on the record, the band intentionally operates as a trio for a stylistic reason.“The greatest thing about doing what we do is all the people we get to share the stage and studio with,” he said. “From De La Soul and A Tribe Called Quest to Bonnie Raitt, John Hammond or even Jim Dickinson, father of North Mississippi All-Stars guitarist Luther Dickinson.”“But here’s the thing,” he continued, “the original concept of a trio is that everyone has to have and bring a certain thing to the table. Our style is really loose, but we three bring it. When you add other players, it really fills the sound out even more”One thing that G. Love & Special Sauce are doing to make this tour memorable for each stop has been embracing an intimate connection with die hard fans who want to be involved with a pre show sound check, complete with meet and greet and Q+A with G. Love.During the sound check the band works through a few songs on the list for the second set, practicing arrangements in different keys and running through them a few times with deliberate focus. It was immediately obvious that G. Love cares about the people that his music has touched. As Jimi Jazz and Houseman retreated to the bus, G. Love stayed seated on the stage making small talk about the local surf at Mavericks as the VIP patrons rolled into the sound check.Running through some requests, G. Love saved a few of them for the show but obliged others on the spot with solo acoustic renditions of “Fat One”, “Fixin’ To Die” and “Girl At The Laundromat.” When asked what this girl looked like, G. Love laughed and confessed, “I don’t know man, I made her up.”Following the event, G. Love heads backstage for publicity shots and media connections to elaborate on questions about some of his favorite artists, the best shows he saw in 2015 and why the “slop” blues label isn’t such a bad thing.“One thing we don’t like is blues that’s too clean, too nice, like soft rock type smooth shit,” he said. “We like to keep our sound rugged and raw and we record like that. Just having a trio sounds like that on stage. A lot of time I go and see bands on stage and the only thing they’re missing is me just puttin’ some dirt on it,” he laughs. “Like they’re afraid to make a mistake or let it hang out. I mean we try our hardest to play the shit right but you know we still like to keep it raw.”“Slightly Stoopid have really become such a great band over the years, with the addition of Karl Denson and the horn section, you know, the musicianship of everyone in that band is really top notch, they continually impress me with their live show. Dead & Co with John Mayer, that was really great,” he added.“John Mayer is one of those guys who just kinda plays a soft rock, light on his records you know, but on stage his guitar playing was just unbelievable. I was really proud of him. I saw them in Boston so I’m sure it just kept getting better too.”Back inside The Mystic, the doors have opened and Ripe prepares to take the stage. Even though this is Ripe’s first tour out West, and for several of the seven members of the band it’s their first time on the left coast in general, the crowd still showed up for the opener.Ripe wasted no time getting down and dirty. In the first song, “Brother Sky” the lyrics open: “It hits you like a brick” and that is exactly what happened. The crowd was visibly shocked, and then quickly stepped in closer to the stage. Ripe brings an insanely refreshing, soulful take on the ever-evolving East Coast funk scene.Hitting Petaluma hard and fast they moved straight into the “Talk To The Moon > Lola > Stanky J’s” section, proving that they have the chops to be noticed.The dual horn and dual guitar approach of Josh Shpak on Trumpet/EWI, Calvin Barthel on Trombone and Tory Geismar and Jon Becker switching leads, respectively, works incredibly well as they elevate each other and take turns running through impressive scale work.Part of Ripe’s immediate draw is lead vocalist Robbie Wulfsohn’s non-stop action. He encourages the crowd to dance not just verbally, but with his own dance moves. When his vibrant, soulful voice a la Alabama Shakes’ Brittany Howard isn’t restricted to the microphone, he is bouncing around the stage and getting involved with every member of the band and the audience, even teaching them specific dance moves to songs.Although every member of the band brings their own specific eccentricities to the table, the vibrant, high-energy element Wulfsohn is unmatched except perhaps by trade in the wildly tight efforts of drummer Sampson Hellerman or the funky foundation set by Nadav Shapira on bass guitar.Standout tracks included a cover of The Kinks’ “Lola” sandwiched early in the set as well as a 10 minute dance party tribute to funk legends both past and present via mash up of Stevie Wonder’s 1973 hit “Living For The City” and Lettuce’s 2008 track “Sam Huff’s Flying Raging Machine” dubbed “Sam Huff’s For The City.”Meanwhile, less than an hour before they hit the stage, G. Love is writing the set list for tonight’s show. “The first set is the new record, all those songs,” he explains, adding that horn section of Ripe, Shpak and Barthel, will be sitting in on the appropriate songs from the late 2015 release, Love Saves The Day.G. Love takes his time doodling on an already painted up piece of paper dedicated with Petaluma, The Mystic and the date, a unique page per show, which he explains is photocopied for the stage.“The original is framed and sold at the merch booth. It’s a good pre show relaxation tool for me to personalize it like this and for me to connect one on one with fans in each city,” he said.The songs get rearranged and played out of order of the album to keep things unpredictable on stage, but as if that weren’t enough, G. Love takes his fan connection a step further in the second set.Throughout the day and up until 30 minutes before show time, G. Love can be found checking his personal Instagram, @phillyglove, Twitter, @glove and Facebook accounts to personalize the set by fulfilling requests for fans in attendance via social media or the VIP meet and greet before each show.G. Love & Special Sauce took the stage at 10:30 PM and kicked the evening off with a blistering “Shotgun Tongue.” Houseman on the drums keeps his beats wide yet perfectly in time like a human metronome, the pot to G. Love’s sloppy stew.Jumping all around the album and across a large line up of guitars and harmonica keys, it was the middle of the set where the Ripe Horns added their flair to the appropriate tracks. “Muse” featured a standard blues run through and had the crowd hanging on every note, including a solid Jimi Jazz bass solo segue into “Baby Why You Do Me Like That?”.Featuring DJ Logic on the album, having live horns interpret the energy of the room and the song in real time turned out to be irreplaceable and the vibe inside The Mystic led into an epic drum solo segue into the third and final horn track, “Let’s Have a Good Time” featuring Ozomatli. The two bands meshed in an extended jam that resulted in G. Love egging on Shpak in what became a wild trumpet solo.The first set continued bouncing around, including G. Love who displayed his inner rhythm a la stylized Elvis leg shaking on “Pick Up The Phone” leaving “R U Kidding Me” and the titular track “Love Saves The Day” before ending the set at 11:15.In what was less than a five-minute break, G. Love returned for two songs solo with an acoustic guitar. Beginning with some VIP and social media fan requests, “Sunshine” and “Love” off 2004’s The Hustle and 1999’s Philadelphonic, respectively.“Rodeo Clowns” the song written and popularized by Jack Johnson, was performed on G. Love’s 1999 album Philadelphonic, and even featured Johnson.“Cold Beverage” appropriately followed a red hot blues clinic on the harp heavy track “Still Hanging Around” off of G. Love’s 2006 solo release Lemonade and led into one of the highlights of the set: the bust out of the rarely played track “Fresh Lila,” a tribute to a 1967 Buick once owned by G. Love. That song segued into “Come Up Man.”“This Ain’t Living” from the group’s self-titled debut album in 1994 led into a rowdy “Obama Smokes Weed > Who’s Got The Weed,” a request made during the sound check, and possibly in upcoming celebration roots reggae legend Bob Marley’s birthday that saw many billows of smoke rising from the crowd.G. Love abandoned his guitar momentarily for some heavy vox duties on “Friday Night” and “Baby’s Got Sauce”, each featuring plenty of on the spot ad-libs in the lyrics to really kick the end of the show into next gear.After the on stage party reached a break, G. Love reintroduced the band, said thank you, and went straight into David Bowie’s “Suffragette City” for the encore, ending the show around 1:15 AM.After more than 20 years and 10 studio albums, G. Love & Special Sauce have continually put forth consistent effort after consistent effort and continue to demonstrate themselves on the upswing.If you plan on catching an upcoming show, do yourself a huge favor and do not miss opening act Ripe. They have 12 more shows before jumping off the tour at the end of February.Setlist: Ripe at The Mystic Theater, Petaluma, CA – 2/5/16One Set: Brother Sky, Talk To The Moon > Lola* > Stanky J’s, Ex – Life, Downward, Goon Squad, Sam Huffs City& > Caralee* cover, The Kinks& tribute, Stevie Wonder/LettuceSetlist: G. Love & Special Sauce at The Mystic Theater, Petaluma, CA – 2/5/16Set 1: Shotgun Tongue, Dis Song, Lil’ Runaround, Back To Boston, NYC, Muse#, Baby Why You Do Me Like That?#, Let’s Have A Good Time#, Pick Up The Phone, Peanut Butter Lips, R U Kidding Me, Love Saves The DaySet 2: Sunshine, Love, Rodeo Clowns, Still Hanging Around, Cold Beverage, Fresh Lila > Come Up Man, This Ain’t Living, Obama Smoke Weed > Who’s Got The Weed, Friday Night, Baby’s Got SauceEncore: Suffragette City^# feat. Ripe Horns* cover, Jack Johnson& cover, Slightly Stoopid ft. G love^ cover, David BowieA full gallery of Joshua Huver’s photos can be seen below: Load remaining imageslast_img read more

Fourteen faculty named to 2007 class of AAAS fellows, honorary members

first_imgThe American Academy of Arts and Sciences (AAAS) on Monday (April 30) announced the election of 203 new fellows and 24 new foreign honorary members. Included among this new field of fellows and honorary members are 14 Harvard faculty members.The academy will welcome this year’s new class at its annual induction ceremony in October at the academy’s headquarters in Cambridge, Mass.Fellows and foreign honorary members are nominated and elected to the academy by current members. A broad-based membership, composed of scholars and practitioners from mathematics, physics, biological sciences, social sciences, humanities and the arts, public affairs, and business, gives the academy a unique capacity to conduct a wide range of interdisciplinary studies and public policy research.“It gives me great pleasure to welcome these outstanding leaders in their fields to the academy,” said Academy President Emilio Bizzi. “Fellows are selected through a highly competitive process that recognizes individuals who have made pre-eminent contributions to their disciplines and to society at large.”Harvard’s new AAAS inductees include Nancy C. Andrews, dean for Basic Sciences and Graduate Studies, Leland Fikes Professor of Pediatrics, Harvard Medical School /Howard Hughes Medical Institute; David Gordon Blackbourn, Archibald Carey Coolidge Professor of History; David Cutler, dean for the social sciences, Otto Eckstein Professor of Applied Economics; Leopold Damrosch Jr., Ernest Bernbaum Professor of English Literature; Lars Hernquist, professor of astronomy; Thomas W. Lentz, Elizabeth and John Moors Cabot Director; N. Gregory Mankiw, Robert M. Beren Professor of Economics; Venkatesh Narayanamurti, dean of engineering and applied sciences, John A. and Elizabeth S. Armstrong Professor of Engineering and Applied Sciences, professor of physics; Richard John O’Connell, professor of geophysics; E. Roger Owen, A.J. Meyer Professor of Middle Eastern History; Joshua Richard Sanes, professor of molecular and cellular biology, director of the Center for Brain Science; James H. Sidanius, professor of psychology and of African and African-American studies; Junying Yuan, professor of cell biology; and foreign honorary member Rem Koolhaas, professor in practice of architecture and urban design.last_img read more