To celebrate Jerry Garcia’s 70th birthday, Bob Weir is holding a tribute entitled ‘Move Me Brightly’ at his TRI Studios in San Rafael, Califorinia. Musicians already announced to perform include Phish’s Mike Gordon, Joe Russo and Jeff Chimenti of Furthur, Cass McCombs, Neal Casal of The Cardinals, in addition to Weir himself. The latest additions include Chris Tomson of Vampire Weekend, former Grateful Dead member Donna Jean Godchaux, and Craig Finn and Tad Kubler of The Hold Steady.This eclectic line up is sure to provide a memorable tribute to Jerry. In addition to the live performance, video tributes will be displayed from Garcia’s contemporaries, including Mickey Hart, Brill Kreutzmann, and Carlos Santana. David Crosby’s tribute, ‘Cause I’m Missing Him Tonight’, which was written for the occasion, will also be read. Actor Luke Wilson will MC the event, which will be accompanied by rare Grateful Dead concert footage. The whole event will be live streamed on both TRIStudios.com and Yahoo! Music on Friday, August 3rd, at 6:30pm PST.
Live for Live Music is happy to be teaming up with The Big Up Music & Arts Festival, which is set to take place August 8th-10th at Hemlock Hollow Farm in Claverlack, NY. After taking a year off, The Big Up is back with a lineup that is sure to make for one mind-blowing weekend. Having already made some major lineup announcements with Holy Fuck, Escort, the world premiere of Abakus Live Band, Kung Fu, Dopapod, and Brothers Past, the festival just announced their phase two lineup.Beats Antique, the experimental world fusion act, leads a foray of incredible phase two announcements that are set to make The Big Up one huge throwdown. Producer and live artist GAUDI will be joining the mix, along with British electro-dance outfit The Egg, and DrFameus (Allen Aucoin of The Disco Biscuits).Stay tuned for additional artist announcements including a BIG Saturday late night addition as well as details on large-scale multimedia installations, contests and games, workshops ranging from music production to hands-on sustainable living, greening initiatives, yoga, farmers market and collaborative art.“Countdown” weekend tickets that include all performances and three nights of camping are available for $120. VIP upgrades and RV passes are also available at http://thebigup.com/tickets/. Space is limited at this intimate, boutique music festival, so grab your tickets before they sell out. Countdown initiated!The Big Up 2013 Artist Line Up:Beats Antique • Holy Fuck • GAUDI • Escort • Abakus Live (World Premiere) • Chris Keating DJ set (Yeasayer) • The Egg • Nerve • Higher Organix (host band) • Dopapod • Kung Fu x2 • Brothers Past • DrFameus • Normal Instruments • The Indobox • Consider the Source • Timbre Coup • Party Supplies • lespecial • SOUNDUO • Greenhouse Lounge • Cosmic Dust Bunnies • Business Casual Disco • Former Champions • Jeff Bujak • Blacklight Rukus • Ian Stewart • The Edd • FiKus • King Holiday • Horizon Wireless • Speakerbot • Richard James & The Name Changers • Formula 5 • Color Channel • ConnetICON • Interlopers • Galaxy Dynamite • Laser Sex • Hot Jambalaya • Mister F • Rizzo’s Dilemma • Stokeswood • The Blue Goddess • Aqueous • Spundose • Arpetrio • DJ Adam Amrod • Narkatta • ShwizZ • Sojourner • SOLARiS
Adrian Lux has just announced his new EP Make Out, set to be released on May 13th via Ultra Music. First single off the upcoming release is “Sooner or Later”, available today on Beatport. Take a listen to the first single below!Make Out has been receiving tons of recognition for his upcoming release, with Vice Thump stating, “hit-maker Adrian Lux is a tech house demigod, beloved for his nimble, light-footed approach to club music.”After making big moves into the new year, the Swedish Grammy nominated electronic music producer is showing no signs of stopping anytime soon. To gear up for the release of Make Out, Adrian Lux will be performing in Miami this weekend at No Sugar Added Festival as well as at some Miami Music Week parties including Mansion and Ferry Corsten’s Full-On Party.Adrian Lux is also set to begin touring across North America, with stops beginning in San Diego on Thursday March 27th in San Diego and continuing until mid-May with stops in Vegas, Houston, Vegas and more!For more information and upcoming releases and tour dates from Adrian Lux, be sure to visit www.adrianlux.com – and be on the lookout for more to come from this young and talented electronic music producer in the coming months as we head straight into summer festival.– Amanda Cowan
According to several reports, rap mogul Suge Knight was shot last night, at a pre-VMA party hosted by Chris Brown. TMZ, who broke the news, is now reporting that, while Suge was shot six times, his surgery was successful and he is expected to recover.Close to 1:30 AM on Sunday morning, at the 1OAK night club in West Hollywood, CA, several witnesses (Tyson Beckford, Robert Ri’chard and Apple de Ap – according to TMZ) reported hearing gunshots inside the club. Suge was shot, but was able to walk out of the club on his own. Once outside, police officers spotted him, and quickly escorted him to an ambulance.Check out this video, where you can hear shots fired within the club:Unfortunately your browser does not support IFrames.While the culprit remains at large, sources speculate that associates of The Game were involved. The Game was denied entry to the party earlier in the night, and some of his friends stayed outside the club.Suge Knight is currently the CEO of Black Knight Records, and was the original founder of Death Row Records, which represented artists like Dr. Dre, Tupac Shakur, MC Hammer, and more. Several conspiracy theorists believe that Knight was involved in the deaths of both Tupac and The Notorious B.I.G., but he has never been charged, and a civil suit against him was dismissed in 2010.We’ll be sure to update as this story develops.-David Melamed (@DMelamz)
UPDATE: Pink Floyd has released a second teaser for The Endless River. Check it out below:Do you know the definition of the word tease? It can be defined by the brief snippet of music that you can listen to below, which is a 30-second preview from the first Pink Floyd album in 20 years, The Endless River. The album, which is scheduled for a November 10th release, is the product of the 1993 Division Bell sessions, and features old, unreleased tracks from David Gilmour, Nick Mason, and the late Richard Wright, and is an “album of mainly ambient and instrumental music.”Gilmour issued the following statement about the album:“The Endless River has as its starting point the music that came from the 1993 Division Bell sessions. We listened to over 20 hours of the three of us playing together and selected the music we wanted to work on for the new album. Over the last year we’ve added new parts, re-recorded others and generally harnessed studio technology to make a 21st century Pink Floyd album. With Rick gone, and with him the chance of ever doing it again, it feels right that these revisited and reworked tracks should be made available as part of our repertoire.”Listen to the unmistakable, beautiful tone of David Gilmour’s guitar:The Endless River Tracklist: 01. Things Left Unsaid 02. It’s What We Do 03. Ebb And Flow 04. Sum 05. Skins 06. Unsung 07. Anisina 08. The Lost Art of Conversation 09. On Noodle Street 10. Night Light 11. Allons-y (1) 12. Autumn’68 13. Allons-y (2) 14. Talkin’ Hawkin’ 15. Calling 16. Eyes To Pearls 17. Surfacing 18. Louder Than Words[via Consequence of Sound]
Railroad Earth will return to Red Rocks Amphitheatre come September 18th, bringing along Snarky Puppy for an interesting jamgrass/funk-jazz pairing at the famed venue. This will be Snarky Puppy’s first time at Red Rocks, but we’re sure it won’t be the last!Railroad Earth will also play at the Boulder Theater on September 19th. Tickets for that show will only be available as a two-da pass, in conjunction with tickets for the Red Rocks show.Fan club tickets will go on sale tomorrow, April 8th, at 10 AM Mountain Time. They will only be two-day passes, and in limited supply, so act quickly! General on sale will follow shortly thereafter. For more info, head to RRE’s official website.
Two of the heaviest-hitters of the jamtronica scene, STS9 and the New Deal, are teaming up for two all-out throwdowns along STS9’s extensive fall tour. It all goes down on November 6th and 7th in Boston, MA and Philadelphia, PA, respectively, as these two groups will be bringing the goods for some downright dirty fun.STS9 has been unveiling tour support all week long, and has also announced various dates with support from Break Science and Emancipator Ensemble. (Don’t miss Emancipator Ensemble in NYC!) The band’s full tour schedule includes an exciting stop at the Best Buy Theater in NYC on November 5th, so don’t miss out when the STS9 crew comes to town!TAUK, JAW GEMS, and Hermitude were also hinted at as support for the other shows, but no announcement has been made thereof. Check out the full tour schedule below, and head to the band’s website for details:STS9 Fall Tour ScheduleOctober 22 – Minneapolis, MN – First Avenue&October 23 – Madison, WI – Orpheum TheaterOctober 24 – Detroit, MI – The Fillmore$October 25 – Buffalo, NY – Town Ballroom October 28 – Cleveland, OH – House of Blues October 29 – Columbus, OH – LC Pavilion October 30 – Pittsburgh, PA – Stage AEOctober 31 – Silver Spring, MD – The FillmoreNovember 01 – Live Oak, FL – Suwannee HulaweenNovember 05 – New York, NY – Best Buy TheaterNovember 06 – Boston, MA – House of Blues*November 07 – Philadelphia, PA – The Fillmore*November 08 – Richmond, VA – The National November 11 – Charlotte, NC – The Fillmore November 12 – Raleigh, NC – The Ritz November 13 – Knoxville, TN – Tennessee TheatreNovember 14 – Nashville, TN – War Memorial AuditoriumNovember 15 – Columbia, SC – Music Farm November 18 – Birmingham, AL – Iron City Music Hall November 19 – New Orleans, LA – Joy TheaterNovember 20 – Austin, TX – Austin Music Hall&November 21 – Dallas, TX – House of Blues&* = w/ the New Deal$ = w/ Emancipator Ensemble& = w/ Break Science
The Untz Festival will be held from June 3-4, 2016 in Mariposa, CA, with a pre-party on the night of June 2nd. The festival has announced phase two of their inaugural lineup, which sees Phutureprimitive, The Werks, Turbo Suit, Desert Dwellers, Marvel Years, Yamn, and many more. We’re excited to see who else is added to what is sure to be a tremendous event!Check out the full lineup on the poster below, or head to the festival’s website for early bird tickets and additional details.
Henry is Administrator of the YearThe National Association of Collegiate Women Athletics Administrators (NACWAA) will honor Pat Henry, senior associate athletic director at Harvard University for 22 years, as one of its eight Administrator of the Year Award recipients at an Oct. 8 ceremony in St. Petersburg, Fla.During her tenure at Harvard, Henry has overseen virtually every aspect of the nation’s largest Division I varsity program sponsoring 41 teams. Additionally, she founded the Harvard Radcliffe Foundation for Women’s Athletics, while serving as a catalyst behind the successful efforts to bring the 2006 NCAA Women’s Final Four to Boston. Henry has also served on the NCAA men and women’s swimming committees and is currently a member of the ECAC Executive Council. Her contributions to the Ivy League include her service as the administrative liaison for several sports and on the Athletic Medicine Committee.Kickers draw draw versus defending champsAfter 110 minutes of soccer, the Harvard men’s team settled for a double overtime tie (1-1) against the defending national champion University of California, Santa Barbara, this past Sunday (Sept. 23) at the Loyal Marymount Invitational.Sophomore Andre Akpan netted a goal in the 58th minute of play to break the scoreless tally and record his fifth straight goal in as many games. The Gauchos responded with a header off a corner kick 17 minutes later to set up the eventual tally.The Crimson put forth a heroic defensive effort, however, weathering a barrage of shots during the second half to secure its 1-0 edge, and later, to keep the Gauchos from taking the lead. All told, the California team fired off 27 shots (including 16 in the latter half) to Harvard’s 12. Between the bars, senior Adam Hahn recorded seven saves on the day.In securing the tie, the Crimson avoided a two-game slide (Harvard fell to Loyola, 3-2, on Sept. 21) to situate the sixth-ranked Crimson at 6-1-1. Harvard will host Fairfield on Saturday (Sept. 29) at 1 p.m.— Compiled by Andrew Brooks
In a move to disseminate faculty research and scholarship more broadly, the Faculty of Arts and Sciences (FAS) voted Tuesday (Feb. 12) to give the University a worldwide license to make each faculty member’s scholarly articles available and to exercise the copyright in the articles, provided that the articles are not sold for a profit.In proposing the legislation, Stuart M. Shieber, a professor at FAS, said, “There is no question that scholarly journals have historically allowed scholars to distribute their research to audiences around the world. But, the scholarly publishing system has become far more restrictive than it need be. Many publishers will not even allow scholars to use and distribute their own work. And, the cost of journals has risen to such astronomical levels that many institutions and individuals have cancelled subscriptions, further reducing the circulation of scholars’ works.“This is a large and very important step for scholars throughout the country. It should be a very powerful message to the academic community that we want and should have more control over how our work is used and disseminated,” added Shieber, James O. Welch Jr. and Virginia B. Welch Professor of Computer Science.“The goal of university research is the creation, dissemination, and preservation of knowledge. At Harvard, where so much of our research is of global significance, we have an essential responsibility to distribute the fruits of our scholarship as widely as possible,” said Provost Steven E. Hyman. “Today’s action in the Faculty of Arts and Sciences will promote free and open access to significant, ongoing research. It is a first step in the creation of an open-access environment for current research that may one day provide the widest possible dissemination of Harvard’s distinguished Faculties’ work.”Harvard will take advantage of the license by hosting FAS faculty members’ scholarly articles in an open-access repository, making them available worldwide for free. The faculty member will retain the copyright of the article, subject to the University’s license. The repository contents can be made widely available to the public through such search engines such as Google Scholar. Faculty members may request a waiver of the license for particular articles where this is preferable. The new legislation does not apply to articles completed before its adoption.The repository, which will be supported and maintained by Harvard University, will allow scholars and the general public from around the world access to scholarly works of FAS faculty. This access will benefit scholars at all research institutions, which have seen their ability to maintain subscriptions to a full range of scholarly journals seriously compromised over the past few years. Research centers in poorer countries have been especially harmed by the access limitations caused by the high cost of many journals, Shieber pointed out.“Today’s vote in the Faculty of Arts and Sciences,” said Robert Darnton, Carl H. Pforzheimer University Professor and director of the University Library, “addresses an issue that is of great concern to all of the Faculties of the University. All of us face the same problems and all of us can envision the public benefits of open access. Harvard Medical School, for example, is already working with its faculty to comply with a congressional mandate that articles based on funding from the National Institutes of Health be openly accessible through PubMed Central. By working, as individual faculties and together as a single University, we can all promote the free communication of knowledge”