The Disco Biscuits Will Provide Free Streams For All Six Of Their Camp Bisco Sets

first_imgPeople of Couch Tour, rejoice! For the first time ever, The Disco Biscuits will live-stream every set from their Camp Bisco music festival, and all six will be available to watch for free! This is the first time in its fourteen year history that Camp Bisco will provide a live-stream. Powered by UphoricTV, the broadcast from Montage Mountain will be available via a quick subscription to their YouTube channel. UphoricTV will also provide original content, interviews, behind-the-scenes reporting, and more on their channel throughout the weekend at Camp Bisco.The broadcast begins Thursday, July 14th at 10:30pm EST, will go through the festival’s conclusion on Saturday night. Click here to subscribe to UphoricTV to get in on all the Camp Bisco action, and see below for this weekend’s set times from The Disco Biscuits.Disco Biscuits Live Stream Set TimesThursday July 14: 10:30pm – 12:00amFriday July 15:Set One – 7:00pm – 8:15pmSet Two – 10:30pm – 12:00amSaturday July 16:Set One – 4:00pm – 5:15pmSet Two – 7:30pm – 8:45pmSet Three – 12:30am – 2:00am[Cover photo via Dave Vann]last_img read more

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Watch The Nth Power Joyfully Ring In 2017 At The Hometeam New Years Rally [Pro-Shot Video]

first_imgThe Florida-based Hometeam New Years Rally saw delighted fans dancing under the stars as they rang out the old and rang  out the old and ring in the new with the soulful sounds of The Nth Power. The Nth Power had an incredible 2016 with a well-received new live album, To Be Free, a stellar cross country tour and their amazing tribute to the late Maurice White and the music of Earth, Wind & Fire. Wisely choosing to ring out the year in sunny Florida, the band took the stage an hour before the ball drop to give the fans enough time to catch the spirit and get primed before welcoming the organizers on stage for a high energy farewell to 2016.Our own Rex Thomson was on hand to catch the fun with his cameras and has a sweet two-camera clip for us to watch and get up close and personal with The Nth Power and their on-stage guests. The countdown starts about three minutes into the video, before the band launches into a ripping version of their ode to living life to the fullest, “Right Now.” Check out the fun below:last_img read more

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The Drunken Hearts’ Andrew McConathy Talks YarmonyGrass & Upcoming Show With Victor Wooten Trio

first_imgColorado has a lot of truly hard working bands these days, as it has become a mecca for many musicians from various genres to live and be inspired to create. The Drunken Hearts are certainly one of those bands. With an increasingly heavy tour schedule, and the ongoing preparations to release new music, the band has a whole lot going on.We had the chance to catch up with lead singer and guitarist Andrew McConathy, who also is the force behind CO’s YarmonyGrass Festival, to discuss new music and direction for the Hearts in 2017, the band’s upcoming tour schedule, including a show with Victor Wooten and members of Leftover Salmon at Cervantes Masterpiece Ballroom on March 24th (more info), and the 12th annual edition of YarmonyGrass.Live For Live Music: YarmonyGrass just announced its initial lineup, with headliners yet to be announced. Can you tell us what we can expect this year?Andrew McConathy: 2017 marks twelve years of YarmonyGrass and we have all sorts of surprises planned as far as the lineup goes. Announced already is Todd Snider backed by Great American Taxi, Head for the Hills, The Drunken Hearts, The Grant Farm featuring Andy Thorn from Leftover Salmon, Kitchen Dwellers, Coral Creek, Bonfire Dub, Jay Roemer Band featuring Dave Carroll from Trampled by Turtles, and many more. We have another act being announced on June 22 followed by our Headliners Announcement on Friday, July 14. While I can’t say who they are at this point, I can say they are all Yarmony favorites and our fans will not be disappointed.L4LM: The Drunken Hearts are heading to New York City this week with Brothers Roy (tonight – 3/16 at American Beauty). How often do you make it out to the east coast? Any interesting NYC experiences that you have had in the past?AM: This is our 3rd time playing in New York City since May. We are currently in the midst of a 5 week tour that started in Bellingham, WA and took us to Oregon, California, Nevada, an amazing WinterWonderGrass Festival in Steamboat, CO, Key West, Washington DC, and Pennsylvania. We played in Albany, NY last night and hit NYC, VT, and Connecticut next week before heading home for the big blowout show at Cervantes on March 24 with a stellar lineup of acts.A lot of interesting things have happened to us in NYC but one experience that comes to mind is our drummer, Alex Johnson, riding a carousel horse outside a bar after playing the Brooklyn Bowl. But like most things The Drunken Hearts find amusing, you probably had to be there.L4LM: You came out with Love & Thirst this past year, tell us a little about the album. Any new music coming out in 2017?AM: Love & Thirst took almost 3 years to record so we’re very happy that one is out and we’re all very proud of the sounds on that record. It was produced by Grammy winner Rob Eaton from Dark Star Orchestra who recorded Jimmy Buffett, Madonna, Pat Metheny, etc. so we were really lucky to get to work with him in the studio.We do have a new EP that we are putting the final touches on at Silo Sound in Denver with the talented Todd Divel. It’s called The Prize. All of the songs have a really unique feel to them and it’s a nice change of pace from Love & Thirst. While Love & Thirst was more of a step towards Southern Rock ‘n Roll, the songs on The Prize fall closer to an Americana vein, in that they all have their own identity and emotion. As a result, we are really trying to make those differences shine and stand out – even if it means not having full band instrumentation represented on each track, which I find very cool. We released the first single, “Tear My Heart Out” a few weeks ago and the rest will be out in a few months or so.L4LM: Soooo….The Drunken Hearted Medicine Show w/ Victor Wooten Trio, Drew & Andy Duo, Band of Heathens, Brad Parsons Band, Coral Creek at Cervantes on Friday, March 24th. That’s a killer lineup!AM: To say we were excited to help curate such a cool event is a huge understatement. I definitely have to hand it to Scott Morrill of Cervantes for connecting all the dots and having the faith in The Drunken Hearts to host such legends like Victor Wooten and Dennis Chambers, plus The Band of Heathens and our friends Drew Emmitt & Andy Thorn from Leftover Salmon. It’s going to be a heater, that’s for sure.Victor Wooten Discusses Music As An Art Of ExpressionL4LM: What are your thoughts about the rest of 2017 for the band?AM: The Drunken Hearts are really hitting our stride, evidenced by our crazy touring schedule. Like most good things in this life it doesn’t come easy – it’s taken a very long time and a lot of patience with each other as well as dedication to the art. We love what we’re doing and we’re doing what we love. That feels pretty good to say.Chris K from The Colorado Sound radio station recently dubbed us “the hardest working band in Colorado.” I’m not sure if that’s true or not because I know a lot of really hardworking and amazing bands from Colorado that deserve that title. But hell, we’ll take it.L4LM: Thanks for the time Andrew! Good luck with everything coming up in the near future.The Drunken Hearted Medicine Show with The Drunken Hearts, Victor Wooten Trio, Drew Emmitt & Andy Thorn Duo, Band of Heathens, and more is at Denver’s Cervantes Masterpiece Ballroom on Friday, March 24th (purchase tickets here). YarmonyGrass will take place from August 10th-13th at Rancho Del Rio, CO with headliners still to be announced. For more information on that, check out the festival website.The Drunken Hearts Tour Dates:Mar 16 / American Beauty / New York, NYMar 17 / Nectar’s / Burlington, VTMar 18 / Bryac / Bridgeport, CTMar 19 / Bryac / Bridgeport, CTMar 24 / Cervantes’ Ballroom / Denver, CO *w/ Victor Wooten, BoHMar 25 / Hodi’s Half Note / Ft. Collins, CO *w/ Band of HeathensApr 13 / Founder’s Brewing / Grand Rapids, MIApr 14 / Tonic Room / Chicago, ILApr 15 / Scarlet & Grey / Columbus, OHApr 18 / ACME / Nashville, TNApr 21 / Last Concert Cafe / Houston, TXApr 22 / Lambert’s / Austin, TXApr 28 / Boulder Theater / Boulder, CO *w/ Bros. ComatoseMay 26 / Gold Room / Colorado Springs, COMay 27 / Paddlefest / Buena Vista, COMay 28 / Wind Rider Festival / Alto, NMMay 29 / Taos Mesa Brewing Co. / Taos, NMJul 20-23 / Floyd Fest / Floyd, VAAug 11-12 / YarmonyGrass / Rancho del Rio, COSept 1 / Four Corners Folk Festival / Pagosa Springs, COlast_img read more

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The Road To Rooster Walk: Marcus King Discusses Songwriting

first_img“All of a sudden there’s a song – there in your hotel room playing your guitar – and you write it, and two or three years later it will come true. It keeps you on your toes.”These words, spoken by Townes Van Zandt, support a popular notion of the songwriter in American popular culture: A rambling man, on the road with a band, playing venues both squalid and splendid, creating songs from thin air with little more than a beat up guitar, bottle of booze and hotel notepad.And there’s no doubt that countless great tunes have been written in such a manner.But there’s another question worth asking: In 2017, are most songs written that way?To find out, we spoke with six songwriters who will be at the ninth annual Rooster Walk Music & Arts Festival over Memorial Day weekend (May 25-28) in Martinsville, Va. These six artists: Paul Hoffman (Greensky Bluegrass), Anders Osborne, Andrew Marlin (Mandolin Orange), Lyle Divinksy (The Motet), Marcus King, and Wood Robinson (Mipso) bring different backgrounds, hometowns, experience levels and genres to the craft of songwriting.Perhaps unsurprisingly, they write songs in different manners.Read on for an “intimate” glimpse of the quick-writing style and unique acoustic location that Marcus King utilizes when writing new songs.Editor’s Note: This is the third story in a six-part “Road to Rooster Walk” series about the craft and process of songwriting. Previous installments featured The Motet and Greensky Bluegrass.Perhaps no Rooster Walk artist has seen his popularity rise quicker in the past 12 months than 20-year-old Marcus King, and certainly no artist interviewed for this story likes to write on a quicker timeline.“I’m pretty hard-headed when it comes to that. As far as the bare bones of the song, I want to finish it within the first day that I come up with the idea. That’s the goal,” he said. “A long one for me would be a week-long process. That would be a crazy amount of time.”King makes use of an old-fashioned notepad and pen when sitting down to write; when he’s on the go, he captures song ideas or lyrical snippets with the voice recording app on his smartphone.“I’ve always been a notepad kind of guy, and I think I will be for a long time,” he said. “There’s something about it that’s just so final, because there’s a lot of times where you’ll write something and second guess yourself a lot. I don’t use a pencil for the same reason that I don’t use a laptop: Because you can always backspace or erase it. Sometimes those funny mistakes we make can turn out cooler than what you intended. But then sometimes they’re total shit, and I have to scribble it out (laughs).”One example of a quick notepad song is “Rita is Gone,” off King’s full-length debut album, “The Marcus King Band.”While in the recording studio working on the album, he was challenged by friend and record label rep Joe McEwen to come up with two more songs. King had been bouncing ideas around that would take shape in “Rita is Gone,” but at the time, the ideas weren’t fully formed or connected.That night, while watching the TV show “Dexter,” it all came together in a hurry.“I went home, and I kind of had that fire lit under my ass, ‘Joe asked me to go home and write two songs.’ So after that I’d been hanging at the house watching “Dexter,” and when that character (named Rita) died, I was like, ‘Oh shit, I gotta write.’”The next day, “Rita is Gone” was recorded.The band has been touring on a nearly constant basis over the last two years. The lack of privacy that comes with living on the road has also led to a new writing destination for King.“I honestly find a lot of time to meditate and ponder on ideas on the throne. I call it ‘Porcelain Serenity,’” he explained. “When you’re constantly surrounded by 7 other people on the road, you don’t find a lot of time to really clear your head space. So that’s an important one.”In fact, King has become so comfortable with the routine that virtually every original song on his latest album was shaped, at some point, by ‘Porcelain Serenity.’“There’s porcelain throne time to every tune, really,” he admitted. “It’s definitely taken time in the lavatory in my house, because the acoustics are just better. And late at night, in the hotel, that’s the only place to escape other than the hallway. You don’t wanna wake anyone up, so the bathroom’s a good spot.”Songwriters who influence Marcus: Sam Cooke, Eric Krasno (“I just love the way he writes.”) and Billie Holliday.Next Week on the Road to Rooster Walk: Anders Osborne. Stay tuned![Photo by Emily Butler]last_img read more

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Harvard Senior Submits Rap Album For Senior Thesis, Passes With Honors

first_imgYou can listen to Shaw’s full thesis project, Liminal Minds, below via Shaw’s SoundCloud:[h/t – Pigeons and Planes] When you think of Harvard University, one of the world’s most prestigious institutes for higher learning, the first thing that comes to mind is probably not “hip-hop.” But thanks to an undergraduate student, the nearly 400-year old school has gotten a new lesson in the art of rap. Senior Obasi Shaw, class of 2017, recently submitted Harvard’s first-ever “rap thesis,” Liminal Minds, a compilation of hip-hop tracks that examines issues of racial identity in America through the lens of Middle English poetry (particularly Geoffrey Chaucer‘s Cantrerbury Tales). “Some people don’t consider rap a high art form,” Shaw told the Harvard Gazette last week. “But poetry and rap are very similar. Rhyming poems were very common in old English poetry.”As the 20-year-old rhymes on the project, “A nation due for inspection, this is the audit, herein; Lies the fear in the eyes of our departed dearly/Cold bodies facing .22, man in blue.” Explains Shaw, “[African-Americans are] free, but the effects of slavery still exist,” says Shaw. “Each song is an exploration of that state between slavery and freedom.”According to an Instagram post from Harvard University’s account, Liminal Minds was the first submission of its kind. However, after Shaw was granted one of the school’s highest levels of honors for his hip-hop thesis, it’s likely that it won’t be the last. You can read the school’s post about Shaw’s unique project below:last_img read more

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SNL Guitarist Jared Scharff Repped His Love For Phish At A Rangers Game In MSG

first_imgInterestingly, in the thread on Twitter, Scharff notes that he used to be a big Phish fan as a kid, but it wasn’t until catching one of the recent Baker’s Dozen shows that he’s gotten back into his love of Phish. [H/T Relix] Guitarist Jared Scharff means business. He’s served as the lead guitarist for Saturday Night Live for over ten years, works as a house guitarist for the New York Rangers, and (perhaps most importantly) is the creator of the online video series, Unnecessary Shredding, which is both incredible and hilarious. In addition to these credentials, Scharff is also a dedicated fan of both Phish and the Allman Brothers Band.Nile Rogers & Jimmy Fallon Perform David Bowie’s “Let’s Dance” On SNLRecently, Scharff was in-house at Madison Square Garden—the scene of Phish’s historic thirteen-night residency, Baker’s Dozen, over the summer—to add his own guitar stylings to the in-game entertainment for a New York Rangers hockey game. Yesterday, the SNL guitarist posted a picture of him posted up under the banner commemorating Phish’s Baker’s Dozen residency in a red-and-blue Phish donut sports coat from Sebastien Grey.center_img Regardless, we’re glad to have you, Jared! Also, just for fun, here’s one of our favorites of Scharff’s Unnecessary Shredding videos.last_img read more

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Karl Denson’s Tiny Universe, Ivan Neville, DJ Logic & More Lead Jam Cruise Post-Party [Videos]

first_imgMonday marked Jam Cruise 16’s jubilant return to the Port of Miami and, along with it, The Post Cruise Party featuring Karl Denson’s Tiny Universe with special guests Ivan Neville, DJ Logic and Mike Dillon at Revolution Live in downtown Fort Lauderdale, Florida. With many Jam Cruisers resting and rehabbing or making their way home from their 5-day musical adventure on the high seas, South Floridians were treated with a taste of what it’s like to experience the music of Jam Cruise–on dry land. DJ Logic spun retro hip-hop classics for the first hour of the night and got the crowd primed for what would prove to be an all-star evening in the true spirit of Jam Cruise.Karl Denson’s Tiny Universe took the stage accompanied by DJ Logic and percussionist Mike Dillon and opened with The Allmans Brothers’ “Stand Back”, a call-back to his recent “Eat A Bunch of Peaches” Allmans-themed project, before moving into the energetic, saxophone-driven “Grunt > Mighty Mouse”. The band then progressed into Steely Dan’s “Show Biz Kids” which really got the crowd moving.Watch KDTU perform “Show Biz Kids” at Revolution Live below via CHeeSeHeaDPRoDuCTioNS:Ivan Neville made his way to the stage and provided vocals on “Gossip” and the 1969 classic “Let A Woman Be A Woman – And A Man Be A Man”. A stirring rendition of the KDTU original “Flute Down” from Dance Lesson #2 was next up, with DJ Logic providing dynamic background turntable effects.Watch KDTU perform “Flute Down” with special guests at Revolution Live below via CHeeSeHeaDPRoDuCTioNS:Special guest Shira Elias, vocalist from Turkuaz, accompanied Ivan on The Pointer Sisters’ 1974 sing-along “Yes We Can”. Ivan then sung lead on Junior Walker & The All Stars’ sexy 1969 Motown hit, “What Does It Take” leaving the band to groove into ZZ Top’s “Just Got Paid”.Watch “What Does It Take” > “Just Got Paid” below via CHeeSeHeaDPRoDuCTioNS:The band finally closed their set with Ivan & Shira providing vocal support on “So Real”, before encoring with an all-out “Boogaloo” dance party featuring Mike Dillon and DJ Logic trading drum and turntable licks.Watch “So Real” and “My Baby Likes To Boogaloo” below via CHeeSeHeaDPRoDuCTioNS:“So Real”“My Baby Likes To Boogaloo”Full set audio provided by CHeeSeHeaDPRoDuCTioNS with special thanks to Daniel Nolan below via MixCloud:[Cover photo via Instagram user @super_superfluous]last_img read more

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Fleetwood Mac Announces 50-Date Tour, Comments On Lindsey Buckingham Split

first_imgToday, Fleetwood Mac has officially announced their plans for an extensive North American tour beginning in October of this year in Tulsa, OK and stretching through April of 2019. The band lineup for the 50-plus city tour will feature Mick Fleetwood, John McVie, Stevie Nicks, and Christine McVie in addition to newcomers Mike Campbell (Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers) and Neil Finn (Crowded House).The band announced earlier this month that they were parting ways with their longtime guitarist and vocalist Lindsey Buckingham. In an interview with Rolling Stone published today, Stevie Nicks explains that the split came down to disagreements about scheduling priorities. Says Nicks:We were supposed to go into rehearsal in June and he wanted to put it off until November [2019]. … That’s a long time. I just did 70 shows [on a solo tour]. As soon as I finish one thing, I dive back into another. Why would we stop? We don’t want to stop playing music. We don’t have anything else to do. This is what we do. …Our relationship has always been volatile. … We were never married, but we might as well have been. Some couples get divorced after 40 years. They break their kids’ hearts and destroy everyone around them because it’s just hard. This is sad for me, but I want the next 10 years of my life to be really fun and happy. I want to get up every day and dance around my apartment and smile and say, “Thank God for this amazing life.”Adds Fleetwood in the Rolling Stone article when asked why he the band seemed to be avoiding the use of the word “fired” with regard to Buckingham’s departure:Words like ‘fired’ are ugly references as far as I’m concerned. … Not to hedge around, but we arrived at the impasse of hitting a brick wall. This was not a happy situation for us in terms of the logistics of a functioning band. To that purpose, we made a decision that we could not go on with him. Majority rules in term of what we need to do as a band and go forward.The band also reportedly felt immediate chemistry with their new substitutes. After a couple days workshopping the band’s material, “I immediately felt like I’d known them for years,” says McVie, “even though we’d only just met.”See below for a full list of upcoming Fleetwood Mac tour dates. For more information, head to the band’s website.Fleetwood Mac North American Tour Dates:October 3 – Tulsa, OK @ BOK CenterOctober 6 – Chicago, IL @ United CenterOctober 10 – Louisville, KY @ KFC Yum! CenterOctober 12 – Lincoln, NE @ Pinnacle Bank ArenaOctober 14 – Des Moines, IA @ Wells Fargo ArenaOctober 16 – Indianapolis, IN @ Bankers Life FieldhouseOctober 18 – Kansas City, MO @ Sprint CenterOctober 20 – St. Louis, MO @ Scottrade CenterOctober 22 – St. Paul, MN @ Xcel Energy CenterOctober 26 – Cleveland, OH @ Quicken Loans ArenaOctober 28 – Milwaukee, WI @ Wisconsin Entertainment and Sports CenterOctober 30 – Detroit, MI @ Little Caesars ArenaNovember 1 – Pittsburgh, PA @ PPG Paints ArenaNovember 3 – Ottawa, ON @ Canadian Tire CentreNovember 5 – Toronto, ON @ Air Canada CentreNovember 7 – Columbus, OH @ Nationwide ArenaNovember 10 – Edmonton, AB @ Rogers PlaceNovember 12 – Calgary, AB @ Scotiabank SaddledomeNovember 14 – Vancouver, BC @ Rogers ArenaNovember 17 – Tacoma, WA @ Tacoma DomeNovember 19 – Portland, OR @ Moda CenterNovember 21 – San Jose, CA @ SAP Center at San JoseNovember 23 – Sacramento, CA @ Golden 1 CenterNovember 25 – Oakland, CA @ Oracle ArenaNovember 28 – Phoenix, AZ @ Talking Stick Resort ArenaNovember 30 – Las Vegas, NV @ T-Mobile ArenaDecember 3 – Denver, CO @ Pepsi CenterDecember 6 – Fresno, CA @ Save Mart CenterDecember 8 – San Diego, CA @ Viejas ArenaDecember 11 – Inglewood, CA @ The ForumDecember 13 – Inglewood, CA @ The ForumFebruary 5, 2019 – Houston, TX @ Toyota CenterFebruary 7 – Dallas, TX @ American Airlines CenterFebruary 9 – Austin, TX @ Frank Erwin CenterFebruary 13 – Birmingham, AL @ Legacy Arena at The BJCCFebruary 16 – New Orleans, LA @ Smoothie King CenterFebruary 18 – Tampa, FL @ Amalie ArenaFebruary 20 – Ft. Lauderdale, FL @ BB&T CenterFebruary 22 – Columbia, SC @ Colonial Life ArenaFebruary 24 – Charlotte, NC @ Spectrum CenterFebruary 27 – Nashville, TN @ Bridgestone ArenaMarch 3 – Atlanta, GA @ Philips ArenaMarch 5 – Washington, DC @ Capital One ArenaMarch 9 – Atlantic City, NJ @ Boardwalk HallMarch 11 – New York, NY @ Madison Square GardenMarch 13 – Newark, NJ @ Prudential CenterMarch 15 – Hartford, CT @ XL CENTERMarch 20 – Albany, NY @ Times Union CenterMarch 24 – Baltimore, MD @ Royal Farms ArenaMarch 26 – Buffalo, NY @ KeyBank CenterMarch 31 – Boston, MA @ TD GardenApril 5 – Philadelphia, PA @ Wells Fargo CenterView All Tour Dates[H/T Rolling Stone]last_img read more

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Eventbrite Partners With Instagram To Sell Concert Tickets

first_imgEvent promoters who utilize Eventbrite can now add a prominent “Get Tickets” button to their business profile on Instagram. Previously, promoters were only able to add their website’s URL to the profile. The development is part of a new partnership between Eventbrite and Instagram that will help users on both ends more easily sell and purchase event tickets. The visual “Get Tickets” buttons, which can be added to a profile via Instagram’s Business Settings, will drive users directly to the necessary Eventbrite listing.In many ways, the partnership seems like a sensible move for both parties. Promoters have used Instagram to get the word out about their shows for years, and the social media platform is already one of the largest drivers of web traffic to Eventbrite. This new development just streamlines the process, bringing more people to the ticket seller and bringing Instagram one step closer to becoming a one-stop shop for many of its users (the platform has been expanding is shopping capabilities for the past year or so). In fact, users won’t even need to input their email address and other personal info during checkout because it will already be pulled from their Instagram account, which could be a blessing or a curse depending on how you look at it.Instagram users and event promoters can get more information on the new partnership via Eventbrite’s website.last_img read more

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TAUK Dazzles Santa Cruz’s Catalyst With Support From Exmag [Photos]

first_imgPhoto: Josh Huver On Friday night, Oyster Bay, NY instrumental rockers TAUK slid into The Catalyst in Santa Cruz, CA. The jazzy, synth supported, drum-beat driven tour de force that is TAUK can be hard to pin down, but the eccentric combination fits Santa Cruz like a glove. Exmag helped opened the show, with a well-received set. In the 30 minutes between the end of Exmag’s set and the start of TAUK’s, the fan-count more than doubled. TAUK opened the show with the familiar groove of “Mokumba” from 2014’s Collisions. “Sweet Revenge (of Weenus)” followed, from the same release. The opening one-two punch spanned over 20-minutes and got the Catalyst room heating up. “Premises”, one of the tracks off TAUK’s 2018 EP Shapeshifter I: Construct followed, played out well with an almost reggae vibe that was quickly swallowed in a flurry of high energy, emerging again only at the end of the song. The full length counterpart to the EP, Shapeshifter II: Outbreak, was featured next with the new track “Pitter Pattern”. The quartet then dropped into “Realize”, a bonus recording from 2016’s Sir Nebula sessions that the band released on April 21, 2017. TAUK returned with another Collisions pairing, with “On Guard” and “Tumbler”. “On Guard” featured an otherworldly middle section that nearly brought the once lively room to an awe-inspired standstill, momentarily catching the room off guard.Always ready for a unique take on any cover, TAUK opted for a John Lennon original over a full Beatles track, treating the room to a version of “Jealous Guy”. “For Laughing Out Loud”, another track from the EP Shapeshifter I: Construct concluded the newly released tracks that TAUK brought to Santa Cruz. They ended the set with “Afro-Tonic” and “Friction”, two older, tried and true fan favorites. For their encore, TAUK returned with “Dirty Mouth” and the appropriately titled closer “Time’s Up”, the lone (proper) representation of 2016’s Sir Nebula.For a full list of TAUK’s upcoming tour dates and ticketing information, head to the band’s website here.Check out a gallery of photos from the show courtesy of photographer Josh Huver below.Setlist: TAUK | The Catalyst | Santa Cruz, CA | 10/26/2018Set: Mokuba, Weenus, Premises, Pitter Pattern, Realize, On Guard, Tumbler, Jealous Guy, FLOL, Afro-Tonic, FrictionEncore: Dirty Mouth, Time’s UpTAUK | The Catalyst | Santa Cruz, CA | 10/26/2018 | Photos: Josh Huver Load remaining imageslast_img read more

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