The Everyone Orchestra stopped by Brooklyn Bowl in New York City on Friday night with an insanely impressive lineup. Under the spell of conductor/founder Matt Butler was Alan Evans (Soulive), Aron Magner (The Disco Biscuits), Al Schnier (moe.), John Kadlecik (Furthur), Natalie Cressman (TAB), Mike “Maz” Maher (Snarky Puppy), Rob Ingraham (The Revivalists), and Karina Rykman (Marco Benevento), with opening support from Aztec Sun.Listen to the full show audio, recorded by Eric McRoberts, below!Check out the gallery below from photographer Andrew Blackstein!Everyone Orchestra | Brooklyn Bowl | 11/10/17 | Photos by Andrew Blackstein Load remaining images
Catskills Wine & Food Festival just announced the initial lineup for their inaugural event, going down in the Catskill Mountains in Bloomingburg, NY on October 6 – 7, 2018. The two-day music and culinary experience will include cooking demonstrations by celebrity chefs as well as live music, private tastings, a smorgasbord of good eats, and an impressive selection of beer, wine, and cider, all carefully curated. The initial music lineup impressively features Lord Huron, Moon Taxi, Chris Robinson Brotherhood, Drake White and the Big Fire, Ripe, Escort, The Dip, and Rebecca Perl. Saturday’s headliner is TBA.Catskills Wine & Food Festival is unlike other food, wine, and music festivals. The event invites guests to get up-close to the action—whether that’s a musical performance or a cooking demonstration–and provides a unique opportunity to taste homemade creations cooked “live” by some of the nation’s most acclaimed chefs. Because of this, tickets are limited and will go fast.General admission two-day passes include food and wine tastings, access to cooking demonstrations and live music, access to activities throughout the campground, access to the Sunday Market–a culinary curation of the Catskills and beyond–and shuttles to and from select hotels in the area.All-access two-day VIP passes include all the general admission events, plus access to VIP Village where celebrity chefs will be holding Meet & Greets and VIP guests can enjoy intimate dining experiences curated by CWFF celebrity chefs, a Saturday evening VIP dinner and a Sunday VIP brunch (all-inclusive), various open bar events, and an exclusive swag bag.For the full experience, guests can rent on-site cabins that sleep up to 18 people and stay overnight on the magnificent event grounds, nestled in the beautiful mountains of upstate New York.A limited number of presale tickets will go on sale April 18th at 11:00 am ET, and are only available here. Ticket prices will increase in May.The lineup of celebrity chefs includes:• Jordan Andino (Flip Sigi and TV personality)• Donatella Arpaia (Prova Pizzabar and Iron Chef judge)• Sarah Blair (Culinary Producer)• Josh Capon (Bowery Meat Company, Lure Fishbar, and more)• Michael Chernow (The Meatball Shop and Seamore’s)• Gail Simmons (BRAVO’s Top Chef)• Alex Guarnaschelli (Butter)• Amirah Kassem (Flour Shop)• Bobbie Lloyd (Magnolia Bakery, The Next Great Baker judge)According to the event, additional chef attendees and musical acts, including Saturday’s headliner, will be announced on an ongoing basis. Head to the festival website for more information.Enter To Win A Pair Of Tickets:<span data-mce-type=”bookmark” style=”display: inline-block; width: 0px; overflow: hidden; line-height: 0;” class=”mce_SELRES_start”></span>
Over the past few years, SunSquabi has been blowing up, earning a name for themselves as one of the premier acts in the live electronic music scene. The trio is one of the biggest up-and-coming bands right now, earning a legion of fans across the country for their tight-laced live performances and boundary-pushing electro-funk sound. Synthesizing classical funk, jazz, and electro into a pioneering new take on the genre, SunSquabi has created a standout, groove-heavy, and dynamic sound with mass crossover appeal, and the band is certainly reaping the rewards of this hard work.After touring heavily in 2017, SunSquabi truly cemented itself as a band on the rise, consistently rising on the lineups for renowned festivals like Electric Forest, Camp Bisco, Summer Camp, and others and touring with the livetronica titans of STS9. Composed of Kevin Donohue (guitars/keys/production), Chris Anderson (drums), and Josh Fairman (bass/synth), currently, SunSquabi is gearing up for their triumphant return to the iconic Red Rocks Amphitheatre in Morrison, Colorado, which the trio will co-headline with Opiuo and the twenty-piece Syzygy Orchestra this weekend on April 21st. On the heels of the band’s sold-out first headlining show at Denver’s Fillmore Auditorium in the fall, the group’s upcoming Red Rocks performance marks the band’s fifth appearance at the famed outdoor venue.In anticipation of this hallmark Red Rocks show, today, SunSquabi has released a brand-new track called “Caterpillar”, which features Chris Anderson’s younger brother, Spencer Anderson, on violin. “Collaborating and writing with family is so special,” the SunSquabi drummer shared with us ahead of this new release.Following the release of “Just A Little” in November, the song marks the second single from the band since the release of the band’s sophomore EP, Deluxe, which came out a year ago in April. “Caterpillar” is the first in a three-part series, meaning that fans can expect new tunes on the way. For these new tracks, the group delved deep and focused on biology and evolution as inspiration the series’ writing process. As Kevin Donohue shared, “The metamorphosis becomes more evident as the other two stages are revealed. It’s been a really fun process to work on. Especially because we are bridging the other stages (yet to be released) together.”You can take a listen to the Live For Live Music premiere of SunSquabi’s “Caterpillar” below before it’s released officially tomorrow. For more information about the band and to check out their upcoming tour dates, head to SunSquabi’s website here. If you’re hoping to catch the band live, tickets for the group’s co-headlining Red Rocks performance with Opiuo and Syzygy Orchestra on Saturday are available here. Enjoy! Sunsquabi Upcoming Tour Dates:4.21.18 Red Rocks Amphitheatre Morrison, CO4.22.18 Backwoods Festival, Ozark AR6.21.18 Electric Forest Festival, Rothbury MI6.28.18 Electric Forest Festival, Rothbury MI6.19.18 Hullabaloo Festival, Bellevue NE7.13.18 Camp Bisco, Scranton PA7.28.18 Taos Brewery, Taos NM8.02.18 Summer Meltdown, Darrington WA9.20.18 Resonance Music Festival, Thornville OHView All Tour Dates
In May of last year, Chris Cornell, the famed Soundgarden and Audioslave singer, passed away, sending shockwaves through the music community. In July of this year, Chris Cornell’s wife, Vicky Cornell, announced that she was donating a life-size bronze statue of her husband to the Museum of Pop Culture in Cornell’s home city of Seattle. Over the weekend, after two months of delays, that statue, which was created by Nick Marras, was finally unveiled.As Vicky Cornell explained during the statue’s initial announcement,Even though Chris’ music touched the lives of millions around the world, there is no better place than Seattle to honor and celebrate both his contribution to music history, as well as Seattle’s unique place in popular music, with an enduring symbol of a beloved artist, father, and husband. … Our children and I are deeply moved by the continued outpouring of love, compassion, and support, and this is our gift to the Museum of Pop Culture and to Seattle – our gift back to the tight-knit community that gave him his start.Placed by the gold south entrance of the Museum of Pop Culture, Nick Marras’ sculpture depicts Chris Cornell in an iconic pose, with the singer wearing his characteristic combat boots and dog tags and playing his Gibson Memphis guitar. For the unveiling, Chris Cornell’s children did the honors, though Vicky Cornell and the Artistic Director at MoPOP, Jasen Emmons, both spoke to the late Grammy-winning singer’s influence.As Jasen Emmons noted during his remarks, “The clouds tonight somehow feel right for someone who brought us so much dark, beautiful music.”Added Vicky Cornell, “He was the voice of a generation, and an artist that continues to draw us closer together, forever.” [H/T Consequence Of Sound]
Ghost Light has announced a special post-Phish late-night show in New York City. The band–featuring electrifying Joe Russo’s Almost Dead and American Babies guitarist Tom Hamilton, incomparable pianist and keyboard player Holly Bowling, former Dopapod drummer Scotty Zwang, American Babies guitarist and vocalist Raina Mullen, and Nico’s Gun bassist Steve Lyons–will play at the relatively new Times Square venue Sony Hall following Phish’s performance at Madison Square Garden on Sunday, December 30th.Following a monumental first year as a band that saw them play major festivals like The Peach Music Festival, High Sierra, and LOCKN’, in addition to a slew of sold-out club shows across the country, Ghost Light will return to New York City for their third and final performance of 2018 for this special late-night performance.Ghost Light Shares Full-Show Audio From Recent Debut-Heavy Burlington Show [Listen]With their next-level improvisations, their stellar catalog of original material and their tasteful selection of covers ranging from artists such as Bob Dylan, Radiohead, and beyond, Ghost Light’s impressive on-stage presence has quickly made them one of the most exciting new bands on the live circuit. The musicianship and connectivity displayed on stage are palpable, and it leads to an exciting result that most young bands can only dream of realizing.The exciting quintet will end their impressive first year with previously-announced appearances at Holidaze, Phil Lesh‘s Deadhead paradise Terrapin Crossroads, The Fillmore Philadelphia in a coveted support slot for The Disco Biscuits, and now, a high-profile Phish late-night show in New York City.Sony Hall is a new, top-flight music venue in Times Square, located on West 46th Street, that was opened by Blue Note Entertainment Group and Sony back in April. The venue is the former home of The Diamond Horseshoe, a historic vaudeville-era venue and nightclub dating back to 1938, and the classic art deco designs of the venue have mostly been kept intact by the new owners.Sony Hall is outfitted with Sony gear, with a multi-dimensional audio technology integrated within the venue to create a “spatial audio experience”, essentially an elevated level of surround sound audio which is created by approximately thirty speakers that line the room. Sony Hall is primed to become a major venue in the New York City market, and will certainly be a trusted location for late night shows for years to come due to its proximity to Madison Square Garden.Tickets for Ghost Light at Sony Hall are on sale NOW at this link. See below for full information on this show.[Art by Kellin Townsend [email protected]]Date: Sunday, December 30th, 2018 (technically early AM December 31st)Artist: Live For Live Music Presents: A Post-Phish Late Night Show With GHOST LIGHTVenue: Sony Hall – 235 W 46th St, New York, NY 10036Tickets: $20 Advance / $25 Day Of Show / $55 VIP (VIP includes elevated reserved seating with waitress service for food & beverage)Time: Doors 11:30 PM / Show 12:00 AM
James Taylor Delivers Post-Super Bowl Performance On “Colbert” Alongside Former Yankee Bernie Williams [Watch]
James Taylor was the featured musical guest on Sunday night’s episode of The Late Show With Stephen Colbert. While most folks across the country were heading home either in celebration or disgust following last night’s Super Bowl, Taylor was taking the stage with his band to deliver a pair of televised performances of “Your Smiling Face” and “Shower The People”.Taylor was on the CBS show to promote his upcoming run of winter tour dates alongside Bonnie Raitt, which are scheduled to begin tomorrow, Tuesday, February 5th, with a performance at the U.S. Bank Arena in Cincinnati. Although a performer as seasoned as Taylor shouldn’t need a pre-tour warmup, Sunday’s appearance on the popular late night show certainly gave him the opportunity to remind America of his phenomenal abilities. The performances also gave Taylor the opportunity to introduce one of the newest members of his live band, with former Yankees outfielder Bernie Williams joining in on guitar duties for the evening.Taylor’s first performance of the night was “Your Smiling Face”, an uptempo, feel-good tune from his 1977 JT album. Williams can be seen strumming away with his own close-up shot at the 0:35-second mark in the video below.James Taylor – “Your Smiling Face” [Video: The Late Show with Stephen Colbert]For his second performance of the night, Taylor replaced Williams and the horn players in his band in exchange for a small troupe of backing vocalists to help deliver a lovely rendition of his acoustic-based ballad, “Shower The People”. Taylor may be 70-years-old as he enters 2019, but that trademark voice of his hasn’t seemed to have aged a day, and still shines just as brightly as his catalogue of hits. Fans can watch Taylor’s performance of “Shower The People” from Sunday in the video below.James Taylor – “Shower The People”[Video: The Late Show with Stephen Colbert]Taylor’s winter tour alongside Raitt is scheduled to run until March 2nd. From there, Taylor will head out to Las Vegas for his scheduled 12-show spring residency at The Colosseum at Caesars Palace beginning on April 17th. Fans can head over to Taylor’s website for tour and ticketing info.
Mavis Staples Reveals 80th Birthday Celebration Guests: David Byrne, Jason Isbell, Warren Haynes, More
Famed singer Mavis Staples will get the opportunity to celebrate her upcoming 80th birthday a little early this year, as Newport Folk Festival recently announced a run of three concerts from the singer set to take place in New York, Los Angeles, and Nashville in mid-May. The run of shows is being branded as Mavis & Friends: Celebrating 80 Years of Mavis Staples.On Thursday, Mavis Staple unveiled the star-studded lineups for her upcoming celebratory concerts. On May 9th, Mavis will be joined by David Byrne, Jason Isbell, Jon Batiste, Lake Street Dive, Nicole Atkins, Norah Jones, The Lone Bellow, Valerie June, and Warren Haynes at New York City’s Apollo Theater.On May 15th, Mavis will be joined by Cody Dickinson, Elle King, Jason Isbell, John Prine, Luther Dickinson, Marty Stuart, Nick Lowe, Nicole Atkins, Phil Cook, The Lone Bellow, The Milk Carton Kids, and The War and Treaty at Nashville, TN’s historic Ryman Auditorium.Finally, on May 22nd, Mavis will be joined by Benjamin Booker, Griffin Goldsmith, Jason Isbell, Jerry Harrison, Joe Henry, Lucius, M. Ward, Phoebe Bridgers, Son Little, Taylor Goldsmith, Trombone Shorty, and The War and Treaty at Los Angeles, CA’s Theatre at Ace Hotel.“I must be the happiest girl in the world,” Staples mentioned in a statement about the upcoming birthday shows. “After all this time, I still do what I love … I never thought I would still be singing at my age, and people seem to really want to hear me, they know me, they give me love—I’m just overwhelmed, really.”Net proceeds from the three birthday concerts will go directly towards extending the Newport Festivals Foundation’s support of music education programs in each respective city.Mavis & Friends’ New York City show is now sold out. Tickets for the Nashville and Los Angeles performances are still available here.
Big Gigantic has announced their plans to bring their Rowdytown 3D experience to New York City. The event will take place on Friday, August 23rd at The Brooklyn Mirage and feature supporting performances by Hippie Sabotage, shallou, Louis Futon, and ilo ilo.This will mark the first edition of the electronic duo’s long-running Rowdytown festival series to take place in New York. The 8th edition of Rowdytown at Red Rocks Amphitheatre in Morrison, CO will take place on September 27th of this year.In a recent interview with Jennifer Hartswick, a veteran Big Gigantic Rowdytown collaborator, the vocalist/trumpeter issued a simple but stern endorsement of the 3D production: “The stuff that happens visually at that thing… I don’t know if you’ve experienced the 3D thing. Go experience the 3D thing. It will blow your mind.”GA and VIP pre-sale tickets for Big Gigantic’s Rowdytown New York are now available here using the code “rowdynyc”.You can check out the official teaser video for Big Gigantic’s Rowdytown New York event below:Big Gigantic Rowdytown New York Teaser VideoAside from their the Colorado and New York Rowdytown events, Big Gigantic has a number of summer festival appearances lined up including slots at Float Fest, The Werk Out Music Festival, Moonrise Festival, Breakaway Music Festival, and more. For a full list of Big Gigantic’s upcoming performances, head to their website here.
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Although more children today are surviving cancer than ever before, young patients successfully treated in the 1970s and 80s may live a decade less, on average, than the general population, according to a study by Harvard researchers at Dana-Farber Cancer Institute and the Harvard School of Public Health.Depending on the type of cancer, the estimated loss of life expectancy ranges from four years to more than 17 years, the scientists report in the current issue of the Annals of Internal Medicine. Causes of the premature deaths include recurrences of the initial cancer, new cancers caused by drug and radiation therapy, and other delayed complications from cancer treatments.The study, based on a computer model, is the first to estimate the lifetime toll of childhood cancer and the grueling but increasingly successful treatments for diseases such as kidney and bone cancers, leukemia, and brain tumors. About 10,000 children and adolescents are diagnosed with cancer annually, and the five-year survival rate has risen to about 80 percent overall.Jennifer Yeh, PhD, a research fellow at the Harvard School of Public Health (HSPH) Center for Health Decision Science and first author of the report, said she was surprised when the analysis projected a 10-year average loss of life expectancy. “For a group of patients fortunate enough to have survived their initial cancer, to still have this considerable extra risk is disheartening,” she said.However, Lisa Diller, MD, clinical director of Pediatric Oncology at Dana-Farber and Children’s Hospital Boston, who is the senior author of the paper, said that recent changes in treatments and the increasing use of less-toxic “targeted” therapies may lead to better long-term outcomes in the future.“The study is based on how children were treated in the 1970s and early 1980s,” said Diller, who directs the Perini Family Survivorship Center at Dana-Farber. “It is our hope that when we see data from more recent cohorts of patients, there will be improved life expectancy as a result of some changes that pediatric oncologists have made.”For example, pediatric cancer doctors have been tweaking treatment regimens to minimize harm to normal tissues and organs while assuring that treatments remain effective for cancer control. Radiation beams are being more tightly focused on the cancer, oncologists are avoiding chemotherapy agents that can damage particular organs, and some children are receiving drugs aimed at preventing toxicity to these organs along with their cancer drugs.Yeh said there is often a “disconnect” when young patients, following successful treatment, switch to a primary care physician for adult care. “Many times the primary care physicians aren’t as familiar with the history of the treatments and the higher risks” of serious complications their patients face, she said.Diller added that because most physicians will see very few patients with a history of childhood cancer, they may not be alert to symptoms that could signal a recurrence or a new cancer. For example, she said, the common complaint of heartburn would normally not be cause for great concern in someone without a prior history of cancer, but in a survivor, it should be investigated as a possible indicator of stomach cancer.“It is not reasonable to expect a primary care doctor who has one childhood cancer survivor in his or her practice to know about all the prior treatments used and their long-term after-effects,” said Diller. “As pediatric oncologists we should be arming the patient transitioning to adult primary care with personalized information about their treatment, and creating a survivorship care plan for them.”The additional risks of illness and death conferred by childhood cancer and its treatments have been studied previously, but findings were not translated into estimated life expectancy, said the scientists. Their new research drew on data collected in the Childhood Cancer Survivor Study (CCSS) on individuals who were under age 21 when diagnosed with cancer between 1970 and 1986, and who survived at least five years. Those patients have been followed only for 20 to 30 years, Yeh said, so lifetime outcomes aren’t yet known.The HSPH and Harvard scientists and their collaborators used a mathematical simulation model that converted the excess mortality risk estimates from the CCSS into estimated life expectancies for the survivors compared to the general population. Among their projections were these:For all types of cancer, life expectancy was decreased by an average of 10.4 years, or 17.1 percent, ranging from 4.0 years (6.0 percent) for kidney cancer survivors to about 17.8 years (28.0 percent) for brain and bone tumor survivors.One in four survivors would die from recurrences of the original cancer or from new cancers developing as a result of treatment. One in 20 would die from non-cancer-related causes such as heart and respiratory damage caused by cancer therapy.The risks of premature death are highest in the first few decades after diagnosis and treatment, leveling off in later years. “These results suggest that recognition and treatment of illnesses associated with late effects in the first 35 years after therapy for childhood cancer will probably result in improved longevity,” the authors wrote in the report.Patients treated in the more recent years of the CCSS study fared better than those treated earlier, giving hope that changes in cancer therapies will lead to longer lives.In 2007, the CCSS began recruiting a new cohort of childhood cancer survivors treated between 1987 and 1999. When the results become available, the authors plan to estimate how improved methods of delivering cancer treatment may reduce the impact of cumulative long-term effects on survivor life expectancy.“This study highlights the potential for comprehensive survivorship care,” said Yeh. “We are hopeful that this care, including appropriate screening and greater awareness among primary care physicians, can reduce the mortality risks associated with a history of childhood cancer.”Other authors of the study are Larissa Nekhlyudov, MD, PhD, of Harvard Medical School, Sue J. Goldie, MD, MPH, of HSPH Center for Health Decision Science, and Ann C. Mertens, PhD, of Emory University in Atlanta.