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REM’s Michael Stipe Endorses Bernie Sanders For His ‘Honesty And Realness’

first_imgFrom Red Hot Chili Peppers to Jon Fishman, musicians continue to expound their support for presidential candidate Bernie Sanders. Most recently, R.E.M. frontman, Michael Stipe, told Rolling Stone why his vote would go to the Democratic candidate. “In art and in music, I seek out and listen for honesty and realness. That’s why I’m backing Bernie Sanders for President of the United States. In politics, he is the person who is offering me the most honesty and the most realness.” Well said, Mr. Stipe, well said.He further explains himself off-camera:“I’m a feminist. I’ve marched, supported and fought for black rights, privacy rights and LGBTQ rights. I’m deeply concerned about the environment. I’m completely freaked out by fracking. Sanders takes positions on all of these issues that have [outshone] any other candidate that I’ve seen — and I have looked, believe me. I identify with him. I’m a proud liberal, but I also lean more center when it comes to policy. I get it that there are people who don’t see things exactly the way I do.“I’ve been around long enough to see when a politician is waffling or dodging hard questions, or trying to alter or rewrite the positions they have taken. Sanders is refreshingly not that. Listen, politics is not easy, and America is so vast — there are lots of different viewpoints out there. It’s refreshing to have a candidate who speaks his mind, who makes sense, who isn’t demagogic. His appeal and his honesty — once people see who he is and what he stands for — is perfect for now. It’s very 21st century. It is idealistic, but also realistic.”You can read more about his political opinion in this interview, or watch Stipe’s endorsement below:[via Rolling Stone]last_img read more

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New Orleans Musicians Get Funky For Bernie Sanders

first_imgLoad remaining images Saturday, February 27th was unofficially Bernie Sanders Day in the city of New Orleans. The city held not one but two musical fundraisers in support of Senator Sanders’ presidential run, as well as the NOLA March for Bernie. The march ended at 30/90 on Frenchmen Street, where New Orleans Musicians for Bernie Sanders, a group including Brian Stoltz (The Funky Meters), Russell Batiste, Billy Iuso, Claude Bryant, Smokey Brown, Marc Stone, Joe Krown (Joe Krown Trio), Janna Slasaw, Laurie Lehner, Josh Paxton and more. The show was cover-free but donations were encouraged.The Maple Leaf Bar hosted Bern Fest, which brought Bernie supporters and music lovers to the beloved bar for one of their famous crawfish boils and an amazing lineup of musical acts including Sam Price Duo, Eric Benny Bloom & Gemini, Smoke ‘n Bones, and Pirate’s Choice. With bellies full of crawdads, New Orleanians supported Sanders by getting funky, of course.Musicians included Eric Benny Bloom (Lettuce, Pretty Lights, Sonic Bloom), Luke Quaranta (Toubab Krewe, Pirate’s Choice), Billy Franklin (Smoke N Bones, OTRA), Khris Royal (Khris Royal & Dark Matter), Sam Price (Honey Island Swamp Band, OTRA), Raja Kassis (Antibalas, Pirate’s Choice), Terrence Houston (George Porter Jr. & Runnin’ Pardners, Toubab Krewe), Max Moran (Donald Harrison Jr., Neospectric), Sam Dickey (Benyoro, Pirate’s Choice), Cliff Hines (Mike Dillon Band), Kyle Roussell, Thomas Glass, Doug Dietrich, Kyle Sharamitaro, Kyle Cripps, Amy Trail & more. Profits from the event went to the Bernie Sanders campaign.Check out the full gallery from Bern Fest below:last_img read more

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Watch Phil Lesh Jam With Warren Haynes, Jimmy Herring & More For The Cap Finale

first_imgLast night marked the finale of Phil Lesh’s three-night stand at the Capitol Theatre. What started as a 76th birthday celebration quickly steamrolled into a monumental run, as Lesh welcomed “The Q” for the second and third nights of the stand. Comprised of Warren Haynes, Jimmy Herring, John Molo, and Rob Barraco, this is one of the longest standing lineups of Friends, and the group did not disappoint.The band opened up the show with a tight jam that wound its way into “Dark Star.” Enjoy video of that below:The set saw the group nice and loose, and they jammed out on a Grateful Dead classic, “New Speedway Boogie.”Afterwards, the band broke out into a cover of Cream’s “Sunshine of Your Love,” which magically segued into “Broken Arrow.” What a combination!“End of the Line” came up next, listen in below.Finally they closed out the set by finishing “Dark Star,” and jamming into “I Know You Rider.” Set two was more of the same magic, opening with a soulful version of “Unbroken Chain.”With jams on songs like “The Wheel,” “Cumberland Blues,” “Uncle John’s Band” and even a cover of Traffic’s “Low Spark Of High Heeled Boys,” this was one for the ages! The show ended with an encore of “Patchwork Quilt.” Check out the full setlist below:Setlist: Phil Lesh & Friends at the Capitol Theatre, Port Chester, NY – 3/18/16Set One: Jam > Dark Star pl wh rb > Again & Again wh rb, New Speedway Boogie wh pl, Sunshine of Your Love wh > Broken Arrow pl wh, End Of The Line wh > Dark Star v2 pl wh rb > I Know You Rider pl whSet Two: Unbroken Chain pl, Jam > The Wheel pl wh rb > Cumberland Blues pl wh rb, Uncle John’s Band pl wh > No More Do I wh rb > The Low Spark of High Heeled Boys wh > Franklin’s Tower pl wh, Donor RapEncore: Patchwork Quilt wh rb[Photo and videos by Sean Roche]last_img read more

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Prince Adds Newest Stop To Spontaneous ‘Piano & A Microphone’ Tour

first_imgR&B superstar Prince will continue his solo musical conquest next Thursday, April 7th, when he makes back-to-back appearances at the Fox Theatre in Atlanta, GA for a Piano & A Microphone performance. The Purple One has been performing solo at venues nationwide, announcing shows one-at-a-time to increase anticipation. He’ll be performing two shows, one at 7 pm and the other at 10 pm.The newest stop will be the first after Prince’s exciting performance in Toronto last Friday, March 25th, where he performed a cover of David Bowie’s “Heroes” among many staples from his prolific career. Who knows what Prince will have in store for Atlanta?!Tickets will go on sale tomorrow, March 30th at noon PM Eastern, and can be found via the venue’s website. All ticket holders will also receive a copy of Prince’s new album, HITNRUN – Phase II. You can see the setlist from his most recent show, below:Edit this setlist | More Prince setlistslast_img read more

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Brian Eno Releases 21-Minute Ambient Track From Upcoming Album [Listen]

first_imgBrian Eno has released the first track to his upcoming album, The Ship. The 21-minute title track features Eno in his typical state of sound exploration, creating a hauntingly ambient landscape.The electronic pioneer explained the song: “The Ship started as an Ambient work intended for a multi channel sound installation in Stockholm, but during the making of it I discovered that I could now sing a low C – which happens to be the root note of the piece. Getting older does have a few fringe benefits after all. From that point the work turned into an unusual kind of song…a type I’ve never made before where the vocal floats free, untethered to a rhythmic grid of any kind.”He continues, “On a musical level, I wanted to make a record of songs that didn’t rely on the normal underpinnings of rhythmic structure and chord progressions but which allowed voices to exist in their own space and time, like events in a landscape. I wanted to place sonic events in a free, open space.”The album, which also features a cover of the Velvet Underground‘s “I’m Set Free” is available for pre-order at Eno’s website, which you can check out here. The Ship will be available via Warp on April 29th.[via Rolling Stone]last_img read more

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This Amazing Animated Film Is Packed With Phish, Bowie & Star Wars References

first_imgGearing up for Summer Tour, fellow Phish fan Nick Setteducato has shared an animated music video called “2016: A Space Oddity,” featuring hundreds of Phish references, as well as references to David Bowie, Star Wars, and Stanley Kubrick’s 2001: A Space Odyssey. The five-minute video follows a characterized Jon Fishman as he launches off to space with purpose of destroying an incoming asteroid. He ends up getting lost in battle versus a puppy-led alien spaceship, and ultimately lands himself in Mike Gordon‘s cereal bowl.While the four members are not necessarily playing themselves in the short film, the stop-motion video entertains on several levels and is worth watching below:Setteducato’s production follows his 2014 project, Flight Of The Mockingbird, which you can also watch below:You can follow his creations on Lucy’s Place Productions Facebook page, where he shares updates on his projects. He also encourages fans to donate to the Mockingbird Foundation, a non-profit organization founded by Phish fans in 1996 to generate charitable proceeds from the Phish community.JamBase sat down with Setteducato to talk about how he became inspired to work on this Phish-centered universe. “The video I made back in 2014, Flight of the Mockingbird, was just a fun way for me to learn the process of making a short stop-motion video, and to combine that with my unhealthy Phish obsession,” he explains. “This new video is really just an extension of that. I was very encouraged by the positive response to that first video, so I thought I’d try something a little more ambitious for the next one. I settled on this idea of an absurd, surreal, space adventure inspired by episodes of the great ’60s British TV series Thunderbirds, and set to a short, upbeat instrumental track. The ideas just flowed from there. Maybe another Phish song? Maybe a killer asteroid or a wormhole, and a “Big Black Furry Creature From Mars”? Maybe Fishman is the pilot, and maybe he ends up in a giant bowl of cereal? You know, the usual stuff… Also, my dog Otis Redding makes a cameo as the alien.”What an incredibly artistic way to spend your free time![via JamBase]last_img read more

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Usher Joined The Roots For An Incredible Surprise Show At The Brooklyn Bowl Last Night [Watch]

first_imgEvery Thursday, Questlove DJs an epic late-night dance party at the Brooklyn Bowl. Entitled “Bowl Train,” The Roots drummer always keeps the night fresh with tunes and never the same. Sometimes, he even welcomes some very special surprise guests. Last night was no exception. The thrills began around 4PM EST when @questlove made a post on Instagram about “a miracle” he was planning to deliver. The mysterious posts, containing several letters that phonetically spelled out the name of the top-secret special guest, continued every hour, on the hour, until the rumor mill ran true. “All I can say is something rare bout to happen in a bit. Not like I have 2 spell it out 4 u,” he wrote along with the last clue “E U W” clue, revealing “U” as the highly anticipated final letter.Finally, he spilled:Usher. Questlove brought Usher to join The legendary Roots at the Brooklyn Bowl for his Thursday residency. Beginning just after midnight, the room was packed to the brim with fans. The inner-90’s-child of nearly every concert-goer was beaming with joy and lyrics as the pop star belted out some of his greatest classics. You can relive some of last night’s surprise events in the videos below, courtesy of Marc Millman:The Roots feat. Usher “OMG”The Roots feat. Usher “Yeah” EncoreThe Roots feat. Usher, “Adore” (Prince Cover)The Roots feat. Usher “U Don’t Have To Call”It was a heroic feat, luring in some of the most dedicated fans in town. As an unofficial pre-party to The Roots’ headlining slot at The Roots Family Picnic in Philly over the weekend, Questlove made a night in history for the Brooklyn Bowl, and those in attendance will never forget it.last_img read more

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Frank Zappa’s Hollywood Hills Estate Has Been Sold Off For Over $5 Million

first_imgAfter being listed by the Zappa Family Trust earlier this summer, the late Frank Zappa‘s Laurel Canyon home has sold for $5.25 million. The beautiful compound, contained on a relatively small half-acre of land in the Hollywood Hills, was purchased by Zappa in the late 60’s for just $74,000 and came under the ownership of his family after his death in 1993. The faux-Tudor house (built in the late 1930’s) boasts six bedrooms and seven bathrooms in 6,759 square-feet of multi-level living space, and features a variety of quirky embellishments,like the dragon mural in the formal dining room, porthole windows and doors salvaged from vintage submarines. It also features various architecturally unusual reading nooks and creative work spaces. In addition to the main house, the land also includes two architecturally adventurous detached guest houses and an additional attached guest apartment. Other features of note include a double-height art gallery with parquet flooring, Zappa’s sprawling recording studio, and “The Vault,” a storage chamber beneath the house where Zappa kept his private archives under lock and key during his lifetime. The terraced, tree-shaded grounds include a hodgepodge of decks and patios, a greenhouse, swimming pool, roof top tennis court, and lush gardens with mosaic accents. The sale of the house is another step in the ever-contentious disputes between the surviving Zappas regarding control over and rights to the Zappa Family Trust. You can see a gallery of photos of the house here.last_img read more

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Fred Armisen And Bill Hader Release Talking Heads Parody Album [Listen]

first_imgWhen we first heard about Fred Armisen and Bill Hader’s new series Documentary Now!, we couldn’t help but be intrigued by the concept. The two acclaimed SNL alums came together for a mockumentary series, and even created a Talking Heads parody band called Test Pattern for the show.After releasing a single called “Art + Student,” it seems the duo has taken the project one step further, releasing a full length album called Final Transmission. Most of the music has been featured in the series, but the fact that Armisen and Hader have put together a full length album for their parody truly shows their dedication to making a joke last.Fortunately, thanks to Consequence of Sound, we can stream the album in full. Listen to Test Pattern’s new release, Final Transmission, below.last_img read more

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