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WHITperson -- aka Marc Whitman or simply "Whit" -- is a long-time LMB contributor known for his in-depth posting style and his knack for crafting interesting podcasts. Whit currently resides in Brooklyn, where he's building up his web development chops and hoping to put his technical skills towards something interesting in the music world. Follow his updates over at whitperson.com...
The official poster from Saturday night's Phish show at Blossom Music Center is one of my favorites of the tour so far. As it happens, the designers over at DKNG Studios created a little "making of" video to show us all the time, effort and detail that goes into one of these gig posters. Check it out: http://vimeo.com/24658505 And, after all...
Phish continues its run through Ohio tonight in Cincy with what's already looking like a scorcher. We're following along with all the usual Twitter peeps and hoping for some big improv on par with that killer "Down with Disease" from two nights ago. Phish @ Riverbend Music Center, Cincinnati, OH, 6/5/11 Set 1: AC/DC Bag, Punch You In the Eye,...
Just in case you haven't had a chance to catch a recent My Morning Jacket show or webcast, here's another great opportunity...iClips.net has the MMJ set from Mountain Jam starting at 7:30pm ET.
Phish posted an official video for one of the highlights of the summer tour so far...a nearly half-hour version of "Down with Disease" from Friday night's show at the DTE Energy Music Theater in Clarkston, MI. If you haven't already checked this out, go grab some popcorn and sit back and enjoy: Phish - 6/3/11 "Down With Disease" from Phish...
Phish just got started with set one at the DTE Energy Music Theater, celebrating Mike Gordon's birthday in style. Happy b-day Cactus! Phish @ DTE Energy Music Theater, Clarkston, MI, 6/3/11 Set 1: Wolfman's Brother, Funky Bitch, Sample in a Jar, NICU, Mike's Song > I Am Hydrogen > Weekapaug Groove, Tela, Chalkdust Torture, The Wedge Set 2: Down with Disease...
The Mountain Jam festival webcast just got going over at iClips.net. Here's the full weekend schedule: FRIDAY 12:00 - Timbre Coup 12:45 - Voodelic 1:30 - Carbon Leaf 2:30 - Toubab Krewe 3:30 - Tim Reynolds & TR3 4:30 - Electric Hot Tuna 6:00 - Soulive 7:15 - Bela Fleck & The Original Flecktones 9:30 - Warren Haynes Band 1:00 - Lotus SATURDAY 11:45 - Leroy Justice 12:30 - Ryan Montbleau Band 1:15 -...
As we mentioned previously, the Langerado Music Festival is making its return in 2011, after a two-year hiatus. They've just announced their initial 2011 lineup, with Death Cab For Cutie, Trey Anastasio Band, Ben Harper, Ween, and Thievery Corporation on top of the bill, and a slew of buzzy indie bands and electronic acts rounding out the weekend festivities....
Phish has moved onto the Garden State tonight to continue the early summer tour madness. We're following along with the usual suspects. Check it out: Phish @ PNC Bank Arts Center, Holmdel, NJ, 5/31/11 Set 1: Chalk Dust Torture, Roggae, Punch You In the Eye, The Moma Dance > Rock and Roll, Sand, Tube > The Divided Sky, Character Zero Set...
In celebration of Phish kicking off their summer tour this weekend, it's time for another podcast. Although I certainly love the band's darker side, for me, I generally equate Phish and summer with the band's blissful and happy improvisational style. With that in mind, I decided to mimic the same theme from my last podcast -- the Bisco Bliss...
NPR is once again digging into the 2011 festival coverage with some great streaming options. This weekend, they're streaming a ton of sets from the Sasquatch Festival out at the Gorge in Washington state. The stream is audio-only, but it's sounding pretty damn good so far. Here's their broadcast schedule for the weekend: Saturday, May 28 ALL TIMES ET 3:10 pm: Death...
Phish has just kicked off their Summer 2011 tour with the first of three nights at Bethel Woods Center for the Arts in Bethel, NY. Tune in here for the setlist and follow along on Twitter at @LiveMusicBlog, @YEMblog, and @Phish_FTR. Phish @ Bethel Woods Center for the Arts, Bethel, NY 5/27/11 Set 1: Tweezer > My Friend, My...
Who wants some more Couch Tour? Summer Camp kicks off today in Central Illinois and iClips will broadcasting a bunch of sets from the festival starting tomorrow as part of its "Seeing is Believing" Couch Tour. They'll show sets by festival mainstays moe. and Umphrey's McGee, along with Keller Williams, Lotus, STS9, Widespread Panic and a bunch of others....
Looks like we've got another great webcast from NPR: Live Tonight: Fleet Foxes In Concert And this one includes full video...which is rad. So now you can let their amazing folk-rock vocal harmonies blow your mind and watch them do it from the comfort of your own home. Yay Couch Tour!
I caught a serious dance party on Saturday night at Terminal 5 with the New Deal, OTT and Subswara. Although the New Deal has announced their impending retirement, there were no signs of fatigue as they tore through a super high-energy show that had the NYC crowd bouncing. It was a great reminder of how consistently on this band...
This weekend, iClips will be webcasting sets from this year's New Orleans Jazz Festival, where our esteemed Editor-in-Chief is currently having a blast. The broadcast starts Saturday and includes some big-name sets like Arcade Fire, Jeff Beck, Robert Plant, Jimmy Buffett and Wilco, along with some more classic NOLA Jazz Fest artists like Allen Toussaint, the Dirty Dozen...
Camp Bisco, the Disco Biscuits' annual electronic music festival, recently added a slew of new acts to their 2011 lineup. The festival is now in its tenth year in existence and will take place July 7-9 at the Indian Lookout Country Club in Mariahville, NY. The latest artist additions include Shpongle, Ratatat, Special Disco Version DJ Set (featuring James...
Last night I caught a killer American Babies show at Mercury Lounge here in NYC. The show was one of four official record release parties for their new album Flawed Logic, which I mentioned in a previous post (and included a full stream of the album and their new video for "Dance All Night'). The night started with Tommy's latest...
San Francisco's Outside Lands Music Festival just announced its initial 2011 lineup and it's a doozy. Check it out... Outside Lands 2011 Lineup: Muse Phish Arcade Fire The Black Keys Deadmau5 MGMT Girl Talk The Decemberists John Fogerty Erykah Badu The Original Meters Beirut The Roots Arctic Monkeys Big Audio Dynamite STS9 Warren Haynes Band Big Boi Major Lazer Little Dragon Julieta Venegas Sia OK Go The Greyboy Allstars Josh Ritter & The Royal City Band Old 97’s Mavis Staples !!! Latyrx feat. Lyrics Born & Lateef Best Coast Collie Buddz Phantogram Charles...
Just got some sad news in the LMB inbox.... After 12 years of bringing their untz-style dance party to the world, the New Deal has decided to call it quits. Here's the official announcement from Darren, Dan and Jamie: The New Deal has decided that 2011 will mark the end of a spectacular 12-year career. It has been an amazing run for...
Although Tom Hamilton is best known as the lead singer, guitarist, and laptop guru for electronic-rock band Brothers Past, he's also got a burgeoning--and in my opinion underrated--side-project called American Babies. With the Babies, Tommy sets aside his array of electronics and effects pedals to focus on a kind of rock-based style of Americana that's much more of a...
Since I recently started posting again, it was only a matter of time before I had to post a new podcast. Although I definitely have some newer mixes in the works, I decided to finally put the finishing touches on a older mix that has literally been years in the making: my Disco Biscuits "Bisco Bliss" mix. I think...
Last night, I was super lucky to witness LCD Soundsystem's last show (ever) at MSG. Even with all the hype surrounding this show, it absolutely exceeded expectations and blew me away. From the bombastic drum-drop of "Dance Yourself Clean" to kick off the show, the place was a total dance party, and it was clear the band was on...
LCD Soundsystem Final Show at MSG
OMFG! While our illustrious editor-in-chief is busy getting his untz on down in LA tonight, I'll be at MSG for LCD Soundsystem's final concert! Despite all the utter nonsense involved with their ticketing fiasco and through some utter stroke of beginner's luck, my lovely wife scored two tickets to LCD Soundsystem tonight at MSG and it's just now hitting me...
Last week, I posted about Steve Kimock's Wednesday-night NYC residency at Sullivan Hall, and as promised, I was able to hit the second show of the residency this week. Steve's crew for week two featured Marco Benevento on keys and circuit-bending toys, Marc Friedman on bass, and Adam Deitch manning the drum kit, altogether a stunning mix of solid...
Well that's a bummer, man... Here's the official word from the Nateva organizers: It is with a heavy heart, and a great sadness that we cancel the 2011 Nateva Music & Camping Festival. After an epic inaugural year, we have found ourselves struggling at every turn as we have tried to push forward with preparations for this summer. The challenges in assembling...
And there we have it folks! After a good six months of rumors and leaks about a 2011 festival at Watkin's Glen in Upstate NY, Phish finally made the official announcement today. Check it out: Phish "Super Ball IX" A Three-Day Festival from Phish on Vimeo. And here's their matching description: Sensational. Mind-blowing. Fantabulous. These are all words with the same amount of...
As you may have noticed, I'm still playing a little catch-up after my trip down to Austin for SXSW last week. A couple days before I left town, I was lucky enough to catch a second show of Soulive's "Bowlive" residency at Brooklyn Bowl, now in its second year. Although it was my first attempt with a new camera/lens...
I got back from SXSW this past weekend, but I'm still in a bit of shock and awe (and recovery) from my five days down there. I've been meaning to post this since Sunday, but I've also been battling some kind of post-SXSW plague while trying to catch up at work. SXSW is this weird, all-encompassing music industry free-for-all...
For those who have been reading this site for a while, you'll likely know how much I dig most things Steve Kimock....or, at least you'll be aware of my ongoing love affair with Steve's past projects KVHW and Zero. Unfortunately, living on the East Coast presents few opportunities to see Kimock in action, since so many of his shows...
It's nice to see this one make a comeback in 2011: Langerado Music Festival. I like that they're back to the original location at Markham Park (outside of Ft. Lauderdale). Here's hoping the 2011 hurricane season is over by October.
After getting canceled in 2010, it looks like the Rothbury Festival is making a comeback in 2011...but with a new name: the Electric Forest Festival. We've been hearing some occasional rumors about a return for Rothbury in 2011, but this new temporary site posted today is the most official notice we've seen, other than some off-the-cuff comments from Bill...
Over the last week or so, we've been hearing a slew of new rumors about potential new festivals in 2011. Some involve Phish, some Dave Matthews Band, some include both bands, while others sound like they'll be multi-band events in the traditional festival style (e.g. Bonnaroo, Coachella, etc...). The two most credible rumors are for multi-day events at: Watkins Glen...
All Tomorrow's Parties has announced its fourth annual New York-Area Music Festival, called I'll Be Your Mirror, slated for the weekend of Sept 30 - Oct 2, 2011. The event will be curated by UK trip-hopsters, Portishead, and will also feature rare performances from Jeff Mangum, formerly of Neutral Milk Hotel. Other confirmed bands include Chavez, Shellac, Cults and the...
First Pearl Jam, and now Dave Matthews Band. Who's next to announce, Phish? Perhaps...
Our fav band of white boys playing West African grooves will be webcasting their show tonight from the Llama in Telluride, CO, courtesy of the folks at the Telluride Jazz Celebration. The shows kicks off around 10pm MT. Last time I caught these guys was last September at Brooklyn Bowl and they did not disappoint: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_Pyby_gCKzA Always solid.
Here's some pretty sweet news for all the Kimock & Zero fans...check it out: For the first time in nearly 20 years, ZERO returns to the Great American Music Hall for a two-night special event: March 4th and 5th. Almost two decades ago, the quintessential Bay Area band recorded 'Chance in a Million' at the historic venue....The band reunites to...
Anybody check out that Broken Social Scene webcast last night? What I was able to catch was pretty killer. They featured a nice mix of older, more classic tunes along with a bunch of newer material from Forgiveness Rock Record, which easily made it onto my list of top albums of 2010. Good stuff. Broken Social Scene has a few...
Couch Tour 2011 starts tonight. If you can't make it to the Broken Social Scene show at Terminal 5 in NYC tonight, Bowery Presents will be offering a webcast of the show starting around 9pm ET over at their YouTube channel. As far as I can recall, this is a first for the Bowery folks offering a webcast. Hopefully...
On Justin's strong recommendation (err...absolute insistence), I headed over to Governor's Island last night to check out Panda Bear. Despite being exhausted from a late-night on Friday, the outing alone could have been worth it just for the ferry ride over to Governor's. Not only was it an absolutely beautiful night in NYC, but the 9/11 memorial lights streamed...
Happy 4th of July Duders and Dudettes! I thought I'd chime in with a quick update, before heading out the door for some of the holiday festivities here in Brooklyn. Justin's off having a blast at High Sierra Music Festival...so much fun that we've hardly heard a peep out of him thus far (except for a few twitter updates, which...
Phish just kicked off Night I of their 4th of July Weekend festivities outside of Hotlanta. Our buddy Nelsorp is once again on the scene, so we hope to continue with some play-by-play updates. Plus, we're watching along with the usual crew of phans on twitter, like YEMblog, PhishTwit, OhKeePah Blog, and Coventry Music, and tonight we've even got...
Just another Friday night with this band called Phish. Justin is off gallivanting at High Sierra, so I'm filling in with some setlist updates for tonight's Phish extravaganza from Charlotte. We've got some updates streaming in from Nelsorp and a few others, so stick with us or follow along with @YEMblog, Jambase, Phishtwit, and all the other techie Phish...
We're just tuning into tonight's Phish show from Walnut Creek in Raleigh. Our buddy Patrick is sending us updates from the band's jaunt down south, so hopefully we'll hear more as the weekend progresses. Tune into the audio stream and follow along for tonight's setlist: Thursday, 07/01/2010 Time Warner Cable Music Pavilion at Walnut Creek , Raleigh,...
The Tech and Music Industry blogs are abuzz today with a new and interesting patent that Apple has filed for a "Concert Ticket+" iPhone App for electronic ticketing. CrunchGear has a good explanation of the patent and what it purports to do: There are a number of potential benefits to using this system. The most obvious benefit is you...
England's massive Glastonbury Festival has finalized its 2010 lineup, with U2, Stevie Wonder, and Muse at the top of a bill of over 300 bands and DJs. The festival takes place the weekend of June 25th-27th and also includes the likes of Broken Bells, Broken Social Scene, Femi Kuti, Groove Armada, George Clinton with Parliament / Funkadelic, Hot Chip,...
Coachella 2010 kicks off this Friday in Indio, CA, so the festival organizers are squeezing in a few final announcements, including: the release of the official schedule, the addition of South African hip-hop oddball Die Antwoord to the lineup, and the fact that the festival is officially sold out.
We've been keeping an eye out for updates on the Phish 3D movie, which will officially be released to theaters nationwide on April 30th. We recently posted the official trailer and the announcement about the advanced screenings on April 20th. Those advanced screenings have been sold out for a few weeks now, but today they've finally posted the full...
WXPN's Live Fridays just kicked off a minute ago with Dr. Dog's live set from the World Cafe Live in Philadelphia.
Speaking of Wilco, as we mentioned last week, the band will be webcasting their show from the Orpheum in Boston tonight on their website. Show time is around 8 p.m. ET.
On Saturday night, I made the trek out to Montclair, NJ to catch a fantastic Wilco show at the classic and beautifully-renovated Wellmont Theatre. I was initially a bit annoyed that I couldn't just take a quick train to see Wilco. I've now had 8 months of being spoiled by NYC's mass transit system and my ability to (usually)...

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