moe. Announces 2019 Tropical Throe.Down With The New Mastersounds & BIG Something

first_imgPerennial jammers moe. will officially return to Jamaica for the third-ever tropical throe.down on January 10-14, 2019. After taking two years off from the new tradition, the five-day, all-inclusive concert vacation will feature four nights of moe. in Runaway Bay at the Jewel Paradise Cove Resort. Musical guests The New Mastersounds and BIG Something will join the festivities, with more artists to be announced.Taking place just steps from the ocean, the experience will also include meals, unlimited drinks, nightly post-show barbecues and bonfires, complimentary greens fees, and more with each package. Early buyers will receive a catamaran trip with the members of moe. to a special acoustic performance off-site from the resort.An online presale will begin for previous attendees of moe.’s tropical throe.down on Tuesday, April 24 at 10 am ET and will be accessible via a unique code sent by email from Island Gigs. The general public on sale will begin Thursday, April 26 at 10 am ET. For complete details, including information on payment plans, visit the event’s website.Ahead of throe.down, moe. kicks off their Spring Tour on Friday, April 20th at the Lincoln Theatre in Washington, DC. Additional highlights include a two-night sold-out run at Higher Ground in Burlington, VT. A newly announced Summer Tour will make multi-night stops at Terrapin Crossroads with special guest Phil Lesh and at a 4th of July celebration at Belly Up in Solana Beach, CA. From there, moe. will head to the Midwest to the Waiting Room Outdoors in Omaha, NE, The Truman in Kansas City, MO and The Pageant in St. Louis, MO. For more information, visit the band’s website.last_img read more

NYC’s New Rooftop Venue ‘Pier 17’ Announces Inaugural Concert Series

first_imgNew York City is about to receive another new concert venue, Pier 17–opening up on August 1, 2018. In Manhattan’s Seaport District, the 3,400-capacity, 1.5-acre rooftop venue will have the Brooklyn Bridge, Empire State Building, Statue of Liberty, One World Trade, and the Manhattan skyline as the backdrop. With Live Nation as the exclusive promoter to the new rooftop stage, the Seaport District venue has announced the full artist lineup for the inaugural Pier 17 concert series.To kick off the concert series, Jon Batiste with the Dap-Kings will perform a free public concert on Saturday, July 28 as a thank you to the community for its unyielding support. There will be a mix of general-admission and seated concerts through October 12, including Kings of Leon (2 nights), Michael McDonald, deadmau5, Dashboard Confessional, STS9 (two nights with Papadosio and Slow Magic), Diana Ross, Thievery Corporation, and more.Pier 17 will occupy the roof of a four-story, 400,000 square foot complex with retail stores, high-end restaurants by celebrity chefs like Jean-Georges Vongerichten and Andrew Carmellini plus a 50,000-square-foot food hall curated by Vongerichten, and entertainment, including Manhattan’s first iPic Theatre; Carla Sozzani‘s concept store, 10 Corso Como; and the new ESPN studios.Tickets for the Pier 17 Rooftop Concert Series can only be purchased through Seaport District NYC strategic partner, Ticketmaster. A 48-hour pre-sale will be offered to all Chase cardholders, starting May 14 at 10 a.m. (EST), with a general on-sale starting May 18 at 10 a.m. (EST) via Ticketmaster and by calling 1-800-745-3000. In addition, Heineken will be elevating the live entertainment experience at Pier 17 by way of special ticket giveaways for those visiting the Seaport District and the Heineken Riverdeck throughout the summer.See below for the full list of upcoming shows, and head to Pier 17’s website for more information. To see more pictures of the elaborate new venue, head here.Pier 17’s Rooftop Concert Series Calendar:Saturday, July 28 – Jon Batiste with the Dap-Kings (General Admission) – FREE COMMUNITY EVENTWednesday, August 1 – Amy Schumer & Friends (Seated)Thursday, August 2 – Kings of Leon (General Admission)Friday, August 3 – Kings of Leon (General Admission)Thursday, August 9 – Bebe Rexha (General Admission)Sunday, August 12 – Trevor Noah (Seated)Sunday, August 19 – The Summer Ever After Tour featuring All Time Low + Dashboard Confessional with gnash (General Admission)Tuesday, August 21 – Michael McDonald (Seated)Friday, August 24 – Hunter Hayes with Maggie Rose (General Admission)Saturday, August 25 – Gladys Knight + The O’Jays (Seated)Thursday, September 6 – Jeff Dunham (Seated)Friday, September 7 – Rebellion Rises 2018 Tour featuring Ziggy Marley, Steel Pulse and Tribal Seeds (General Admission)Saturday, September 8 – deadmau5 (General Admission)Friday, September 21 – St. Lucia (General Admission)Friday, September 28 – STS9 with Papadosio (General Admission)Saturday, September 29 – STS9 with Slow Magic (General Admission)Sunday, September 30 – Diana Ross (Seated)Friday, October 5 – Slash featuring Myles Kennedy and The Conspirators (General Admission)Saturday, October 6 – Pink Martini (Seated)Sunday, October 7 – Paul Anka Sings Frank Sinatra – His Songs, My Songs, My Way (Seated)Friday, October 12 – Thievery Corporation (General Admission)*Chase Preferred seating will be made available on May 18 at 10 a.m. EDT for cardholders in lieu of a Chase pre-sale for All Time Low + Dashboard Confessional.View Alllast_img read more

The Meters Members To Appear On PBS’ ‘Great Performances’ & ‘Grammy Salute To Music Legends’

first_imgBack in January, New Orleans funk icons The Meters found out that they group would receive a Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award along with Queen, Neil Diamond, Tina Turner, Emmylou Harris, Louis Jordan, and famed “Wrecking Crew” studio drummer Hal Blaine in 2018. As part of this honor, members of the longstanding and innovating funk act will perform for at a special concert, Grammy Salute To Music Legends, a live award ceremony and show honoring the recipients of this year’s Grammy Special Merit Awards.The show, which will take place this Saturday, July 14th, at Los Angeles’ Dolby Theatre, will see performances by original Meters members and founders, drummer Joseph “Zigaboo” Modeliste, bassist George Porter Jr., and guitarist Leo Nocentelli. The trio will also be joined by Cyril Neville, a longstanding member of the band who was brought on by his brother, The Meters’ founding keys player, Art Neville.Following the show in July, which will be recorded, the performance will be aired on television on PBS’ Great Performances series. Given that The Meters are celebrating their 50th anniversary this year, fans can check out Zigaboo Modeliste, George Porter Jr., and Cyril Neville perform a special Meters tribute at LOCKN’ this year, also featuring Dumpstaphunk’s Ian Neville, Ivan Neville, and Tony Hall.Head here to see our interview with Zig and George on their Grammy Award and upcoming LOCKN’ performance.[H/T Jambase]last_img read more

Snarky Puppy Treats Fans To First-Ever Performance Of Unreleased Album At Their GroundUp Music Festival [Photos]

first_imgLoad remaining images Last weekend, GroundUp Music Festival returned to Miami Beach, Florida, for its third-annual weekend event. Hosted by Grammy-winning, jazz-funk collective Snarky Puppy and their associated label, GroundUP Music, the festival featured a special Snarky set each day along with performances from David Crosby, Ghost-Note, Tank And The Bangas, Susana Baca, Bill Laurance, The Funky Knuckles, Michelle Willis and more. Lalah Hathaway served as the festival’s artist-at-large. During the festival, Snarky Puppy also delivered the world premiere of their new, unreleased twelfth album with the first-ever live performances of the music from the album.Known for its genre-bending lineup, GroundUp Music Festival is also known for its scrumptious selection of local food created by celebrity-chef Michelle Bernstein. Located on the beach during Florida’s best weather, with small interactive workshops all weekend, Snarky Puppy put together an impressive experience that music lovers should not skip out on next year!Checkout a beautiful gallery of photos below from the weekend courtesy of photographer Jess Phillips.Early bird tickets are currently on sale here for GroundUp Music Festival’s 2020 event.GroundUp Music Festival | Miami Beach, FL | 2/8/19-2/10/19 | Photos: Jess Phillipslast_img read more

Mötley Crüe Shares Cover Of Madonna’s “Like A Virgin” To Appear On ‘The Dirt’ Soundtrack [Listen]

first_imgNext Friday, Netflix‘s highly-anticipated film adaptation of Mötley Crüe‘s wild 2001 autobiography, The Dirt: Confessions of the World’s Most Notorious Rock Band, will arrive onto the video streaming service. Today, a week ahead of the film’s arrival, the famous hair metal band shared their new cover of Madonna‘s “Like A Virgin”, which appears on the biopic’s official soundtrack. The hard-hitting cover of the 1980s pop hit is the second song shared by the band to appear on the soundtrack, following the recent release of‘ “The Dirt (Est. 1981)”.In typical Mötley fashion, the band swaps out synths for heavy distortion from guitarist Mick Mars to match a thunderous drum beat courtesy of Tommy Lee. Mötley Crüe was just starting to break into the national spotlight when Madonna’s hit single arrived on Halloween in 1984. Both artists would go on to dominate the pop charts throughout the remainder of the decade, although it’s a safe bet to assume that none the fellas in Mötley Crüe ever thought they’d make headlines with a cover of the Madonna classic. Singer Vince Neil really steps up with that high vocal range of his to deliver a performance worthy of one of the biggest hit songs of that decade. Fans can listen to the audio-only video below to hear Mötley’s new take on the old song.Mötley Crüe – “Like A Virgin”[Video: Motley Crue]The Dirt – Official Trailer[Video: Netflix]While the members of the notorious hard rock band remain professionally amicable enough to record together, the band will never again perform together under the Mötley banner after completing their successful farewell tour a few years ago. According to a recent interview with Billboard, the band had only intended to write and record one new original song for the film’s soundtrack but actually wound up with three.Fans can relive Mötley’s wild ride through the 1980s and beyond when The Dirt arrives onto Netflix on March 22nd.last_img read more

Great South Bay Music Festival Announces Saturday Lineup: Dweezil Zappa, Lotus, Spafford, More

first_imgLong Island’s Great South Bay Music Festival has revealed the Saturday lineup for their 2019 event, set to take place July 18th–21st at Shorefront Park in Patchogue, NY.In keeping with tradition, the artists are loosely dispersed by genre across the event’s four days. The newly announced Saturday, July 20th lineup could be referred to as “Jam Day,” as Lotus, Dweezil Zappa, Spafford, Assembly of Dust, and Pink Talking Fish have been tapped to perform, with additional artist additions to be announced.In contrast, the lineup for Thursday, July 18th at Great South Bay features a number of hardcore/alt-rock favorites like Taking Back Sunday, Glassjaw, The Menzingers, and Frank Iero and the Future Violents. The lineup for Friday, July 19th is focused predominantly on reggae, with Slightly Stoopid, Sublime with Rome, SOJA, and Common Kings slated to perform.The Sunday, July 21st lineup has yet to be announced, though if the genre spread by day continues to mirror the 2018 lineup, it should be exciting for jam fans. Last year, the Sunday Great South Bay lineup featured performances by a number of long-running rock acts like Dickey Betts, Electric Hot Tuna, Little Feat, Devon Allman Project featuring Duane Betts, and more. The festival has noted that their 2019 Sunday lineup is coming this week, so we hopefully won’t have to wait much longer to hear what’s in store for the final day of Great South Bay 2019.For more information or to purchase your tickets to Great South Bay Music Festival 2019, head to the event website here.last_img read more

Fleetwood Mac Postpones Shows Due To Band Member Illness

first_imgUPDATE [4/8/19]: Fleetwood Mac has postponed their upcoming U.S. tour and canceled their recently announced slot at New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival as Stevie Nicks recovers from the flu. A new replacement for their May 2nd slot has yet to be announced. Head here for details.On Thursday, Fleetwood Mac was added to the May 2nd lineup for the 50th-anniversary edition of the New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival. Fleetwood Mac is currently at the tail end of a lengthy North American tour, with a number of dates in Europe and Australia set to take place later this year.The band’s addition to the lineup came as a replacement for The Rolling Stones, whose headlining set was canceled along with the postponement of the band’s entire U.S. tour due to a health issue affecting Mick Jagger. On Thursday, Jagger underwent heart valve surgery and is expected to make a full recovery. Reports have indicated that The Rolling Stones’ postponed U.S. tour could be rescheduled to begin as early as July.However, a pair of recent show postponements has Jazz Fest patrons somewhat on edge. Amid the announcement that they will fill in for The Rolling Stones at Jazz Fest, Fleetwood Mac postponed two shows this past week—April 5th at Philadelphia, PA’s Wells Fargo Center and April 2nd at Boston’s TD Garden—due to band member illness. The band has not offered any details regarding which member is ill or the extent of said illness.Ticketholders for Fleetwood Mac’s two postponed shows can retain their original tickets for use at the forthcoming rescheduled Boston and Philly dates, the exact dates of which will be scheduled once the NBA Playoffs schedule is set.For the sake of the band, their fans, and the organizers and patrons of New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival, we hope whoever in the Fleetwood Mac camp is sick makes a full recovery soon. For updates on rescheduled dates, head to the Facebook event pages for the originally scheduled Boston and Philadelphia shows. For more information, head to the band’s website.For more information on the 50th-anniversary edition of New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival, head to the event website here.last_img read more

Shorenstein Center announces Goldsmith winners and finalists

first_imgThe Joan Shorenstein Center on the Press, Politics and Public Policy at the Harvard Kennedy School (HKS) has announced two winners of the Goldsmith Books Prize and six finalists for the Goldsmith Prize for Investigative Reporting.The Goldsmith Prizes are underwritten by an annual gift from the Goldsmith Fund of the Greenfield Foundation. The book prizes, which include an award of $5,000, were created to honor the best academic and trade books of the year on journalism. The Investigative Reporting Prize, which carries a $10,000 award for finalists, and a $25,000 award for winners, is intended to recognize and encourage journalism that promotes more effective and ethical conduct of government, the making of public policy, or the practice of politics by disclosing excessive secrecy, impropriety and mismanagement, or instances of particularly commendable government performance. The winner of the Goldsmith Prize for Investigative Reporting will be announced at an awards ceremony on March 23 at HKS.The list of winners and finalists, visit the Harvard Kennedy School Web site.last_img read more

HKS Professor Archon Fung launches Participedia

first_imgAs the Ash Center’s Ford Foundation Professor of Democracy and Citizenship Archon Fung spends his time thinking about the impacts of civic participation, public deliberation, and transparency upon public and private governance. Now, he is turning research into action by actively promoting citizen participation with his new website, Participedia. Developed with Mark Warren of the University of British Columbia, Participedia’s goal is nothing less than strengthening democracy with its user-generated library of examples and methods of participatory governance, public deliberation, and collaborative public action. From citizen involvement in budgeting to oversight groups that ensure better health care and social service delivery, government initiatives that encourage democratic participation demonstrate powerful results.Launched in September 2009, Participedia uses the same wiki platform as Wikipedia to tell stories about efforts such as participatory budgeting in Porto Alegre, Brazil; municipal evaluation meetings in China; and the CaliforniaSpeaks health care dialogue with citizens. Participedia’s open platform allows any user to contribute or edit content. This offers researchers and practitioners a unique one-stop source for information that is normally maintained, to varying degrees, by government agencies and individual funders. In this way, Professor Fung hopes to connect theory with practice. In addition, there are articles on participatory methods, including deliberative polling, citizens’ assemblies, and participatory budgeting, as well as articles about the organizations that sponsor, implement, and study participatory governance. Over time, the project directors anticipate that Participedia will garner hundreds and perhaps thousands of articles.last_img read more

History shines through the glass

first_img“All glass is beautiful,” Belgian researcher Patrick Degryse said, gently turning a delicate, Roman-era vessel, its bluish sheen glowing under the fluorescent lights of the Semitic Museum’s basement collections.Degryse, a research professor from Katholieke Universiteit Leuven, was on one of his twice-yearly pilgrimages to Harvard to examine the Semitic Museum’s archaeological collections. Degryse is one of several international researchers investigating the properties of ancient glass and other materials to understand more about where and how they were manufactured and what the background says about their makers.Together with Katherine Eremin, the Patricia Cornwall Conservation Scientist at the Harvard Art Museums’ Straus Center for Conservation and Technical Studies, Degryse is examining Roman-era glass to reconstruct trade patterns, looking at associated collections at the museums, which hold items of an artistic nature. He is also meeting with Eremin to discuss progress on a project to investigate glass from the ancient Mesopotamian city of Nuzi, which was destroyed in 1,350 B.C. The site is in modern Iraq.Though less spectacular than the far younger Roman specimens, the glass from Nuzi is in some ways the crown jewel of the ancient glass collection, according to Joseph Greene, assistant director of the Semitic Museum.Excavated in the 1930s by an international team that included Harvard archaeologist Richard Starr, who was associated with the Fogg Museum of Art, the Nuzi finds were divided between the Semitic Museum, which received historic-era materials, the Peabody Museum of Archaeology and Ethnology, which received prehistoric items, and the Harvard Art Museums, which received items created as art. At the Semitic Museum, the Nuzi glass collection has something going for it that some similar collections do not: clay tablets.The excavation of Nuzi turned up not only glass artifacts, but also thousands of clay tablets, marked in cuneiform, one of the earliest forms of writing. The tablets describe the society of the day and, when combined with the material excavated from Nuzi, create a powerful resource for scholars seeking to understand the Mesopotamian region of more than three thousand years ago.“Together, they tell us much, much more,” Greene said.For example, the tablets say the city had large stores of gold and silver, as well as weapons. Though the excavations turned up some metal blades and tools like adze heads, very little silver and gold have been found. Researchers believe it was probably taken when Nuzi was looted in 1,350 B.C.“We assume the Assyrians took all the gold,” Greene said.In recent decades, unrest in the Middle East — especially in Iraq — made collections at the Semitic Museum and a handful of other institutions critically important resources for a generation of Mesopotamian scholars, Greene said. Nuzi is located near the Iraqi city of Kirkuk, in a region dangerous for archaeologists to visit. In addition, the looting of the Iraq Museum after the U.S. invasion of Iraq eight years ago created great uncertainty about other Nuzi materials.“We can access materials [at Harvard] we can’t otherwise access,” Degryse said.Degryse uses isotopic analysis to read the molecular signature of minerals in the glass’ raw material to trace it back to its source. So far, it seems that glass at the time of Nuzi was mainly manufactured in two regions: Mesopotamia and Egypt. Though the glass appears to have been widely traded, Egyptian glass doesn’t show up in Mesopotamia and Mesopotamian glass doesn’t show up in Egypt. Both, however, are present in ancient Greece, Degryse said.Glassmaking goes back to at least 3,000 B.C. and perhaps earlier, Degryse said. Early glass was made by combining a silica source such as sand with plant ash. The plant ash was a key component because it reduced the melting point of the silica considerably, from 1,700 degrees Centigrade to 1,000 degrees, within reach of the furnaces of that period.Because the technique of glass blowing wasn’t invented until 100 B.C., early glass vessels were made by applying glass around a clay mold, which was then broken up and removed when the glass cooled. The result was that early glass vessels tended to be thick-walled compared with the more delicate glass of the Roman era.Early glass was a rare item, reserved for the elite, Eremin said. In Nuzi, it was often colored dark blue, perhaps to mimic the gemstones lapis lazuli or turquoise.It was only later, during the Roman era, when manufacturing changed to replace plant ash with natron, a mineral soda, that glass became more common outside of the elite classes and began to be used for more functional purposes.Modern analytical techniques like isotopic analysis weren’t even dreamed of by Richard Starr when the Nuzi materials were originally excavated 80 years ago. Greene said that points to the importance of maintaining collections such as those at the Semitic Museum because future scholars may have ways of analyzing materials that don’t presently exist.“Archaeological collections are repositories to be interrogated with techniques that weren’t thought of when they were originally collected,” Greene said.last_img read more