311 Unity Tour ft. Cypress Hill and G. Love & Special Sauce

•June 27, 2013 • Leave a Comment

Unity Tour

311, CYPRESS HILL and G LOVE & SPECIAL SAUCE

JOIN FORCES FOR “UNITY TOUR 2013”

TICKETS ON SALE NOW!

 

311, Cypress Hill and G Love & Special Sauce will join forces for Unity Tour 2013.  This marks the 11th consecutive summer that 311 has headlined amphitheatres with their summer Unity Tour. This year’s installment of the annual summertime trek hits amphitheaters nationwide from July 2nd to August 4th (itinerary below). Tickets for select shows go on sale starting April 12.  On-sale dates listed at http://www.311.com/shows.

 

311 vocalist, Nick Hexum says:

We’re super excited for Unity Tour 2013!  We had a blast touring with Cypress Hill in ’96 and with G Love in ’03…and we’re really glad we can all hit the road together this summer.  Will make for a killer show.  Lots of sick hip-hop beats and summertime grooves.  Gonna be fun!”

After years of incessant touring, 311 have developed a reputation as one of the most entertaining live bands in the U.S.  Their celebratory live shows and hybrid sound have earned them a massive grassroots following and a catalog of modern rock hits, including “Down”, “All Mixed Up”, “Amber”, “Come Original” “Beautiful Disaster” and “Sunset in July”.

Cypress Hill have sold over 18 million albums worldwide.  With hits such as “Insane in the Brain”, “(Rock) Superstar” and “Hits from the Bong,” they’ve been nominated for three Grammy awards and are heralded as one of the best known and most respected groups in all of Hip-Hop.

G Love & Special Sauce bring their alternative-blues-hip-hop sound back to the Unity Tour – after joining 311 for summer 2003.  G Love’s unique sound has led the group to major festival appearances (Bonnaroo, Lolapalooza, etc) – and to collaborations with artists such as Jack Johnson and the Avett Brothers.

311’s Unity Tour has included Snoop Dogg, Sublime with Rome, The Offspring, Slightly Stoopid, Matisyahu, The Wailers, The Roots and Ziggy Marley. Unity Tour 2013 featuring 311, Cypress Hill and G Love & Special Sauce promises to hold tradition by being the concert party of the summer!

311 Band Photo

UNITY TOUR 2013

311 with CYPRESS HILL and G LOVE & SPECIAL SAUCE

 

JULY

7/2 Tues Kansas City, MO Starlight Theatre

7/3 Wed Chicago, IL Charter One Pavilion at Northerly Island

7/5 Fri Cincinnati, OH Riverbend Music Center

7/7 Sun Detroit, MI DTE Energy Music Theatre

7/9 Tues Holmdel, NJ PNC Bank Arts Center

7/10 Wed Philadelphia, PA Penns Landing

7/12 Fri Mansfield, MA Comcast Center

7/13 Sat Wantagh, NY Jones Beach Amphitheatre

7/14 Sun VA Beach, VA Farm Bureau Live Amphitheatre

7/17 Wed Charlotte, NC Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre

7/19 Fri Bristow, VA Jiffy Lube Live Amphitheatre

7/20 Sat Atlanta, GA Aaron’s Amphitheatre at Lakewood

7/21 Sun West Palm, FL Cruzan Amphitheatre **

7/23 Tues Tampa, FL Ask Gary Amphitheatre **

7/24 Wed Pensacola, FL Civic Center

7/26 Fri Austin, TX ACL Live at Moody Theatre

7/27 Sat Woodlands, TX Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion **

7/29 Mon Morrison, CO Red Rocks Amphitheatre

7/30 Tue Salt Lake City, UT USANA Amphitheatre

AUGUST

8/1 Thurs San Francisco, CA American’s Cup Pavilion

8/2 Fri Irvine, CA Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre

8/3 Sat Chula Vista, CA Sleep Train Amphitheatre **

8/4 Sun Las Vegas, NV The Joint @ Hard Rock Hotel

 

** Sublime with Rome and Pennywise added to lineup.

 

PUBLICITY CONTACTS:

311 :  Peter.Raspler@RedLightManagement.com

Cypress Hill :  Justine@velvethammer.net

G Love: sandee@freschcleanmedia.com

The Big Up Adds: The Heavy Pets, Thriftworks, and Consider the Source (Acoustic Set)

•June 26, 2013 • Leave a Comment

The Big Up

THE BIG UP MUSIC & ARTS FESTIVAL ANNOUNCES ADDITIONAL

ARTISTS AND ACTIVITIES!

 

The Heavy Pets and Thriftworks confirmed along with an acoustic set from Consider the Source, the addition of Allen Aucion (aka DrFameus) to Space Jesus Live and a workshop by Jojo Mayer and John Davis of NERVE

 Ticket prices increase July 1st so grab them now and save!

 

The Big Up Music & Arts Festival has added dynamic genre-bending rock band The Heavy Pets and seeker of unearthed sound Thriftworks to the 2013 lineup. In addition to performing his solo set, Allen Aucion (aka DrFameus) will join Space Jesus Live on drums where he’ll provide the driving beat that propels the psychedelic, bass-fueled, hip hop-laced set. Consider the Source will also be performing a second set and showcasing an acoustic take of their Sci-fi Middle Eastern Fusion that’s prefaced by an interactive discussion on the eclectic instruments used by the innovative trio. Rounding out The Big Up’s 8-hours-per-day of inspiring workshops and activities, Jojo Mayer and John Davis of NERVE, who are credited as founding members of the “live-tronic” movement, will host a discussion on the process of recreating programmed, computerized beats in real time including bass effects and sound design. The new flier also reveals that there is at least one more artist announcement on the horizon.

 

Taking place August 8th – 10th at Hemlock Hallow Farm in Claverack, NY, these artists join Beats AntiqueHoly Fuck, GAUDI, Escort, Chris Keating of Yeasayer (DJ set), AN-TEN-NAE, NerveThe Egg , Dopapod, a Prince set by Kung Fu ft. The Motet’s Jans Ingber, and more. The transformative weekend also offers a variety of conscious activities such as yoga and guided meditation, wellness clinics, Philmont Farmer’s Market, interactive lectures on eco-building and sustainability, mandala workshop, transformative body and face painting, scavenger hunt, comedy show by One World Puppetry, ariel silk and fire performances, theme nights, and more than 20 food and craft vendors from around the country.

 

Artist Line Up: Beats Antique • Holy Fuck • GAUDI • Escort • AN-TEN-NAE • DJ set by Chris Keating of Yeasayer • The Egg • Nerve • Orchard Lounge • Higher Organix (host band) • Dopapod • Kung Fu x2 with special Prince set ft. The Motet’s Jans Ingber• Brothers Past • DrFameus • The Heavy Pets • Thriftworks  • Normal Instruments • The Indobox • Consider the Source x2 • Timbre Coup • Party Supplies • lespecial • SOUNDUO • Greenhouse Lounge • Space Jesus Live • Cosmic Dust Bunnies • Business Casual Disco • Former Champions • Jeff Bujak • Blacklight Rukus • Ian Stewart • The Edd • MUN • FiKus • Horizon Wireless • Speakerbot • Richard James & The Name Changers •Formula 5 • Lost Optical • Color Channel • ConnetICON • Interlopers • Galaxy Dynamite • Eitch • Laser Sex • Hot Jambalaya • Mister F • Rizzo’s Dilemma • Stokeswood • IMANGELES • Elephant Wrecking Ball • The Blue Goddess • Aqueous • Spundose • Arpetrio • DJ Adam Amrod • Narkatta • ShwizZ • Sojourner • SOLARiS • Jahman Brahman • Dynamo and Badnutbeats • Izahead • I Yahn I Arkestra • Operation Dankstar • Beat Machine • Baam Bada • People’s Blues of Richmond • Jammin Toast

 

Ticket prices are going up on July 1st and space is limited at this intimate boutique festival so grab yours now and save a few dollars! For more information, tickets, or to reserve a spot on one of the Party Busses launching from Brooklyn, Philly and Boston visit www.TheBigUp.com.

 

Links: 

www.TheBigUp.com | www.facebook.com/TheBigUp

Twitter + Instagram: @BigUpFestival (hashtag #BigUp)

 

Media Contact: 

Brotherly Love Productions | Destiny Spang | 215.704.9554 | destiny@brotherlyloveproductions.com

Kung Fu Adds 2nd Show in Chicago

•June 13, 2013 • Leave a Comment

Kung Fu

KUNG FU ADDS SECOND PHISH AFTER PARTY AT THE TONIC ROOM IN CHICAGO, IL

NIGHT 1 SOLD OUT!

Saturday, July 20th and Sunday, July 21st

 

After selling out their Phish After Party at the Tonic Room in Chicago, IL on Saturday, July 20th more than a month in advance,Kung Fu has added a second show at the same venue on the following night. Connecticut’s nu-funk quintet will throw down their unique brand of lethal ‘70s-style funk mixed with EDM ideology to a packed house of fans and tickets are expected to sell out so grab yours now.

If you can’t make it to Chicago, you can catch Kung Fu at one of the dates below including All Good Music Festival, Gathering of the Vibes, The Big Up Music & Arts Festival (including a special Prince Tribute w/ The Motet’s Jan Ingber), Catskill Chill Music Festival and Bear Creek Music & Art Festival.

 

TOUR DATES:

6.14: Disc Jam | Sturbridge, MA

6.20 | LIV Nightclub | Washington, D.C.

6.21: The Mad Tea Party Jam | Hedgesville, WV

6.27: The Spot Underground | Providence, RI

6.28: Camp N Jam | Warner, NH

6.29: Rockinghill Music Festival | Rockingham, VT

7.11: Fontana’s | NYC, NY

7.12: Kind Roots Music Festival | Blain, PA

7.13: The Upstate Boogie | Lyons, NY

7.19: All Good Music Festival | Thornville, OH

7.20 & 7.21: Tonic Room | Chicago, IL

7.26: Gathering of the Vibes | Bridgeport, CT

8.9: The Big Up Music & Arts Festival (including Prince Tribute w/ The Motet’s Jan Ingber) | Claverack, NY

8.15: The Beach House, Falmouth, MA

9.6: Catskill Chill Music Festival | Hancock, NY

11.14-11.16: Bear Creek Music & Art Festival| Live Oak, FL

 

Lee Turley remix of “Do the Right Thing”: http://snd.sc/130JTUa

The Big Up Music & Arts Festival Satellite Party at Brooklyn Bowl 5.16 [entire show]: http://bit.ly/1a0PPxm

 

WHEN:

Saturday, July 20th at 11 pm – SOLD OUT

Sunday, July 21st at 11 pm

 

WHERE:

The Tonic Room

2447 N Halsted St, Chicago, Illinois 60014

773.248.8400 | www.TonicRoom.com

 

TICKETS:

11pm |$20 per night | 21+

http://bit.ly/11zGjgK

 

ONLINE:

www.KungFuMusic.com

www.Facebook.com/KungFuTunes

Twitter & Instagram: @KungFuTunes

www.soundcloud.com/KungFuTunes

 

BIO: With a tight headlock on the new-funk movement, Kung Fu is quickly submitting critics with their unique sonic chops. Punishing the line between dojo-disciplined electro-jazz-fusion and street fighter funk, Kung Fu’s tao merges early Headhunters and Weather Report mentality with contemporary EDM ideology like yin and yang. Although the essence of the Kung Fu Krewe is rooted among ancient jam dynasties, this fledgling “nu-sion” project intends to dominate audiences while nourishing the chi of all who cross their path. Kung Fu features Tim Palmieri on guitar (The Breakfast), Robert Somerville on tenor sax (Deep Banana Blackout), Todd Stoops on keyboards (RAQ), Christopher DeAngelis on bass guitar (The Breakfast) and Adrian Tramontano on drums/percussion (The Breakfast). Currently touring in support of the 2011 release of their eponymous debut album, the powerhouse quintet’s live show has been described by critics and fans alike as “lethal funk,” “explosive,” “jaw dropping,” and “musically mesmerizing.” Stay tuned for the release of their second full-length album Tsar Bomba in June 2013.

Catskill Chill Festival Announces VIP Option

•June 6, 2013 • Leave a Comment

Catskill Chill Lineup

CATSKILL CHILL MUSIC FESTIVAL ANNOUNCES VIP PROGRAM 

60 Acts on Five Stages, September 6th – 8th, 2013 at intimate Camp Minglewood in Hancock, New York

Grab your VIP tickets now before they sell out!

Hancock, New York (June 4, 2013) – Catskill Chill Music Festival has announced their VIP Program for the three-day music festival taking place September 6th – 8th at Camp Minglewood in Hancock, New York. VIP upgrades will include all of the coveted amenities from last year, while adding convenient Lakeside VIP Camping and dedicated golf cart shuttles to whisk guests and their gear to their home for the weekend.  They will also include a hot VIP-only brunch during the first set on Saturday and Sunday in a newly expanded Main Stage VIP viewing area. Do not wait to get your VIP upgrades this year, as supplies are limited!

Catskill Chill VIP Upgrades Include:

  • ·        Elevated and Expanded VIP Viewing Lounge at the Main Stage
  • ·        Private VIP cash bar at the Main Stage featuring discounted beverages and                  complimentary snacks
  • ·        VIP Mimosa Brunch in the VIP Viewing Lounge Saturday and Sunday
  • ·        Picturesque Lakeside VIP Camping, a short stroll from the Main Stage
  • ·        Swift VIP Festival Entrance
  • ·        VIP Parking in nearest lot to the main stage
  • ·        Golf Cart Shuttle Service to whisk VIPs and their gear to their campsite or cabin          upon arrival on
  • ·        Friday, and for your departure on Monday
  • ·        2013 Catskill Chill Commemorative T-Shirt
  • ·        2013 Catskill Chill Commemorative Poster
  • ·        Commemorative VIP Laminate

*** this VIP ticket is an upgrade and must be paired with a General Admission ticket to the 2013 Catskill Chill to gain festival entry. VIP upgrades will not be honored without the purchase of a General Admission ticket***

 

The Chill features 60 artists including: The Meter Men featuring Zigaboo Modeliste, Leo Nocentelli and George Porter, Jr. with special guest Page McConnell; Lotus; Galactic; Conspirator; Lettuce; Papadosio; Tea Leaf Green; The Motet – Funk is Dead; Particle, Dopapod; Kung Fu; Sister Sparrow & the Dirty Birds andmany more.  This event is expected to sell out for the second year in a row. Tickets and VIP upgrades are available now at www.catskillchill.com.

 

Catskill Chill Music Festival Links:

www.CatskillChill.com

www.facebook.com/CatskillChill

Twitter + Instagram: @CatskillChill

Former Champions Announce Southeast “Journey Tour”

•May 20, 2013 • Leave a Comment

Former Champions

FORMER CHAMPIONS ANNOUNCE SOUTHEAST JOURNEY TOUR

 

Touring behind their second studio album, Special FX Machine (April 2013), Former Champions are hitting the Southeast this summer for the Journey Tour. The four-piece from Richmond, VA will showcase their vocal-led compositions intermixed with an array of instrumentally driven electronic pieces. A sonic blend of synthesized keys mixed with sub-bass, distorted guitar, harmonized vocals, samples, and a multitude of drums, cymbals and percussion combine to create what the band describes as “street music.”

For three of the July dates, the band will be joined by vocalist JeRel Crockett for “Former Champions presents, Startin’ Somethin’ – A Tribute to Michael Jackson.”

Listen to Special FX Machine in its entirety including the first single “Journey”: www.formerchampionsstudio.bandcamp.com

 

“Song 7”: http://bit.ly/17RmKYz

“LIB”: http://bit.ly/115Gsan

“Ellie’s Big Adventure”: http://bit.ly/14lFQSE

“PYT” Tribute to Michael Jackson ft. JeRel: http://bit.ly/10f0qE0

 

Journey Tour Dates

June 1: The Bayou on Penn | Washington, DC

June 7: Stoney Badger Tavern | Lynchburg, VA

June 8: Brewbaker’s Restaurant | Winchester, VA

June 11: The Pourhouse | Charleston, SC

June 13: 1904 | Jacksonville, FL

June 14: Dunedin Brewery | Tampa Bay, FL

June 15: Funky Buddha Lounge & Brewery | Boca Raton, FL (w/ Gravity A)

June 16: The Jam | Gainesville, FL

June 18: Georgia Theatre Rooftop | Athens, GA

June 19: The Hummingbird Stage & Taproom | Macon, GA

June 20: Orton’s Underground | Wilmington, NC

June 21: Mad Tea Party Jam |Hedgesville, WV (w/ Kung Fu, The Werks, Zoogma)

June 22: Grayhaven Winery | Gum Springs, VA

June 27: Jammin Java, Vienna Va (w/Ghost Owl)

June 28: Pasture Palooza Music Festival | Berryville, VA (w/ Ghost Owl, Pigeons Playing Ping Pong)

July 4: Port o Call | Kill Devil Hills, NC*

July 5: Martin’s Downtown | Roanoke, VA*

July 6: Jewish Mother | Virginia Beach, VA *

July 20: Under the Stars | Aldie, VA (w/ Silo Effect, Wobblesauce)

*Former Champions presents, Startin’ Somethin’ – A Tribute to Michael Jackson

 

Online:

www.formerchampions.net

www.facebook.com/FormerChamps

Twitter + Instagram: @FormerChampions

 

Bio: Former Champions are an electro rock band based out of Richmond, Virginia. Their music showcases vocal led compositions intermixed with an array of instrumentally driven electronic pieces. A sonic blend of synthesized keys mixed with sub-bass, distorted guitar, harmonized vocals, samples, and a multitude of drums, cymbals and percussion combine to create what the band describes as “street music.”2013 looks to be an exciting year for Former Champions as they release their second studio album, Special FX Machine, and continue hitting the road with a heavy tour schedule including appearances at several festivals across the country. The Champs have shared the stage with artists including Lotus, The New Deal, Conspirator, EOTO, Perpetual Groove, Papadosio, Dopapod, and many others. Keep your eyes out for Former Champions, as they keep the pedal to the metal in 2013

 

Media Contact:

Brotherly Love Productions | Destiny Spang

Destiny@BrotherlyLoveProductions.com | 215.704.9554

The Big Up Adds Artists: AN-TEN-AE, Orchard Lounge, Kung Fu Tribute to Prince and more…

•May 15, 2013 • Leave a Comment

The Big Up Lineup

THE BIG UP MUSIC & ARTS FESTIVAL ADDS AN-TEN-NAE, ORCHARD LOUNGE,

A SPECIAL KUNG FU TRIBUTE SET TO PRINCE FEATURING JANS INGBER OF THE MOTET,

SPACE JESUS LIVE AND MORE!

 

August 8th – 10th, 2013 at Hemlock Hollow Farm in Claverack, NY

 (Ghent, NY) The Big Up Music & Arts Festival has unveiled their Phase Three lineup announcement adding fifteen more acts to the festival along with a special Kung Fu Tribute Set to Prince featuring Jans Ingber of The Motet. You can also expect several other surprise guests because “We don’t give a damn, We just want to jam, Party up!”

One of San Francisco’s most sought after DJs and live performers, AN-TEN-NAE, will bring his signature Acid Crunk compilations to The Big Up stage. Also joining the festivities is the highly versatile trio, Orchard Lounge, who has enlightened dance floors from Mexico to Maine with their eclectic mixes, from sunset chill-out to bass-dropping e-funk, and an array of other futuristic sounds. Philly based EDM producer Space Jesus will introduce festivalgoers to his live band where he manipulates Clay Parnell’s (Brothers Past) bass line, layering it over his psychedelic, bass-fueled, Hip Hop-laced tracks, set to the beat of a live drummer.

Featuring a perfect blend of national touring acts and regional up-and-coming talent, the lineup is rounded out by IMANGELES, Elephant Wrecking Ball, Jahman Brahman, Dynamo and Badnutbeats, Izahead, I Yahn I Arkestra, Operation Dankstar, Jammin Toast, Baam Bada, People’s Blues of Richmond and The Untz Challenge Winners, Beat Machine and Lost Optical.

Taking place August 8th – 10th at Hemlock Hallow Farm in Claverack, NY. These artists join Beats AntiqueHoly Fuck, GAUDI, Escort, the world premiere of Abakus live band, a DJ set from Chris Keating of Yeasayer, NerveThe Egg, host band Higher Organix, Dopapod, Brothers Past, DrFameus and more.

Stay tuned for details on large-scale multimedia installations, 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! Party Up!

 

Phase 3 Artist Additions:

AN-TEN-NAE

Orchard Lounge

Kung Fu Prince Tribute set ft. The Motet’s Jans Ingber

Space Jesus Live

IMANGELES

Elephant Wrecking Ball

Jahman Brahman

Dynamo and Badnutbeats

Izahead

I Yahn I Arkestra

Operation Dankstar

Lost Optical

Beat Machine

Baam Bada

People’s Blues of Richmond

Jammin Toast

 

The Big Up 2013 Artist Line Up: 

Beats Antique • Holy Fuck • GAUDI • Escort • Abakus Live (World Premiere) • AN-TEN-NAE • Chris Keating DJ set (Yeasayer) • The Egg • Nerve • Orchard Lounge • Higher Organix (host band) • Dopapod • Kung Fu x2 with special Prince set ft. The Motet’s Jans Ingber• Brothers Past • DrFameus • Normal Instruments • The Indobox • Consider the Source • Timbre Coup • Party Supplies • lespecial • SOUNDUO • Greenhouse Lounge • Space Jesus Live • Cosmic Dust Bunnies • Business Casual Disco • Former Champions • Jeff Bujak • Blacklight Rukus • Ian Stewart • The Edd • MUN • FiKus • Horizon Wireless • Speakerbot • Richard James & The Name Changers •Formula 5 • Lost Optical • Color Channel • ConnetICON • Interlopers • Galaxy Dynamite • Eitch • Laser Sex • Hot Jambalaya • Mister F • Rizzo’s Dilemma • Stokeswood • IMANGELES • Elephant Wrecking Ball • The Blue Goddess • Aqueous • Spundose • Arpetrio • DJ Adam Amrod • Narkatta • ShwizZ • Sojourner • SOLARiS • Jahman Brahman • Dynamo and Badnutbeats • Izahead • I Yahn I Arkestra • Operation Dankstar • Beat Machine • Baam Bada • People’s Blues of Richmond • Jammin Toast

 

Links: 

www.TheBigUp.com

www.facebook.com/TheBigUp

Twitter + Instagram: @BigUpFestival (hashtag #BigUp)

 

Media Contact: 

Brotherly Love Productions | Destiny Spang | 215.704.9554 |Destiny@BrotherlyLoveProductions.com

Kung Fu + Jeff Bujak Hit the Brooklyn Bowl This Thursday Night!

•May 14, 2013 • Leave a Comment

Kung Fu

This Thursday night, CT-based funk fusion masters Kung Fu take the stage at the one-and-only Brooklyn Bowl.  Kung Fu features Rob Somerville of Deep Banana Blackout on saxophone + vocals, Todd Stoops of RAQ on keys + vocals, Tim Palmieri of The Breakfast on guitar, Adrian Tramontano of The Breakfast/RAQ on drums, and Chris DeAngelis on bass.

Starting off the night is Western Massachusetts native, experimental and progressive electronic keyboardist Jeff Bujak with Jen Dulong on the LED hoop.  Both artists will be at the Big Up Festival this summer and this show has been billed as the first of many Big Up Satellite Parties.  Kung Fu mentioned on their Facebook feed that there are some “very special surprises in store” for the evening.  Did we mention that Questlove is DJ-ing after the show?