By Brett BicklyLittle Feat will be doing a run of shows at the end of the year, touring behind their new album, ROOSTER RAG. December 29th finds the group starting a 3 show new years run in Collinswood, NJ at the Scottish Rite Auditorium, followed up by 2 nights at The Hamilton in Washington, DC.This fall will see a number of shows with the Paul and Fred Acoustic Duo which includes a show Sept 28th at the Benefit Concert for The Rhythmic Arts Project in Santa Barbara and another performance a few weeks later at the yearly Magnolia Fest in Live Oak, FL on October 19th.Also taking place this fall are a series of “Tracing Footsteps” shows hosted by Little Feat pianist Bill Payne and Grateful Dead scribe Dennis McNally will also be hosting a number of shows entitled, “Tracing Footsteps: A Journal of Music, Photography, and Tales of the Road”. These shows are an amazing evening of music and spoken word, combining Payne in concert with a selection of rotating musicians and Dennis Mcnally recounting his days on tour with the Grateful Dead. These shows are a must see for any fans of either band.Little Feat Tour Dates09/27 Chico, CA—Laxson Auditorium (P & F)09/28 Santa Barbara, CA—Lobero Theatre (P & F)10/03 Northampton, MA—Iron Horse Music Hall (=)10/04 Dover, NH—Furys Publick House (=)10/06 Fairfield, CT—StageOne (=)10/07 New York, NY—The Iridium (=)12/29 Collingswood, NJ—Scottish Rite Auditorium12/30 Washington, DC—The Hamilton12/31 Washington, DC—The Hamilton(P & F) = Paul and Fred Acoustic Duo Show(=) = “Tracing Footsteps” show with Bill Payne and Dennis McNally
Today, the first image of Outkast’s André 3000 as Jimi Hendrix in the forthcoming biopic of the iconic guitarist has been released.The Toronto International Film Festival‘s website has , where the biopic – titled All Is By My Side – will receive its world premiere in September. The festival has also released a new synopsis for the biopic, which reads:“Jimmy James, an unknown backup guitarist, left New York City for London, England in 1966. A year later he returned — as Jimi Hendrix. All Is By My Side brings authenticity and poignancy to the story of the man behind the legend, and of the people who loved and inspired him.”Apparently (according to Rolling Stone), no actual songs recorded or composed by Hendrix will appear in All Is By My Side, as the late guitarist’s estate declined permission. However, the film will feature André 3000 perform songs by The Beatles and blues legend Muddy Waters that Hendrix himself covered in the ’60s, such as “Sgt. Peppers Lonely Heart Club Band,” “Wild Thing,” “Hound Dog,” “Mannish Boy,” Elmore James’ “Bleeding Heart” and others.The supporting cast includes Hayley Atwell, Imogen Poots and Burn Gorman and was directed by John Ridley and filmed in Wicklow, Ireland.
John Scofield is reuniting with Medeski, Martin & Wood for a handful of gigs this summer. The first stop is San Francisco June 17th. Next up is Canada for three shows later in the week.Medeski, Martin & Wood are currently in the middle of their European tour with Wilco guitarist Nels Cline. The quartet is set to release their first collaborative album, Woodstock Sessions Vol. 2, on April 22nd.Medeski, Martin & Wood Tour DatesApril 2 Epinay, France—Pole Musical d’Orgemont* April 3 Rüsselsheim, Germany—Theater Rüsselsheim* April 4 Istanbul, Turkey—Babylon* April 5 Cully, Switzerland—Chapiteau* April 6 London, UK—Under The Bridge* April 7 Lugano, Switzerland—Radio RSI* April 8-9 Milan, Italy—Blue Note Milano* April 11 Voss, Norway—Vossa Jazz* April 12 Krakow, Poland—Muzeum Sztuk i Techniki Japonsiej Manggha* June 17 San Francisco, California—SF Jazz Center^ June 20 Vancouver, BC—The Vogue Theater^ June 21 Saskatoon, SK—Broadway Theatre^ June 22 Edmonton, AB—Winspear Centre^(*) with Nels Cline (^) with John Scofield-Brittney Borruso www.facebook.com/rockstella[via JamBase]
Dear Avenir [French for future] is a bi-monthly showcase of local, emerging EDM talent, featuring artists who blend genres and push the limits of music as we know it. The next event takes place tomorrow, Wednesday May 21st, at the Cameo Gallery in Brooklyn, NY. Headlining the show will be J:Kenzo, a Dub Police member. Supporting acts include the ever-funky Doctor Jeep, the mystical musical offerings of Boston-based eelko, and the two artists in residence, Tanner Caldwell and Whiskers Pro.Tickets are available through Ticketfly, and you can find more information on the Dear Avenir Facebook Event Page. The event is 21+, and doors open at 10 PM. Enjoy!
In 2006, Daft Punk released a limited-edition remix album of their Human After All LP… exclusively in Japan. Everywhere else, fans of the electronic duo have waited patiently for the album’s arrival.It seems that time has finally come. Without any announcement from the band, Human After All Remixes was released worldwide last week. The 15-track complilation features remixes by Basement Jaxx, Peaches, Soulwax, Digitalism, Justice, and Daft Punk themselves.The album is now available on iTunes. You can stream it below via Spotify.Human After All Reissue Tracklist: 01. Robot Rock (Soulwax Remix) 02. Human After All (SebastiAn Remix) 03. Technologic (Peaches No Logic Remix) 04. Brainwasher (Erol Alkan’s Horrorhouse Dub) 05. Prime Time Of Your Life (Para One Remix) 06. Human After All (“Guy-Man After All” Justice Remix) 07. Technologic (Digitalism’s Highway To Paris Remix) 08. Human After All (Alter Ego Remix) 09. Technologic (Vitalic Remix) 10. Robot Rock (Daft Punk Maximum Overdrive Mix) 11. Technologic (Liquid Twins Remix) 12. Technologic (Basment Jaxx Kontrol Mixx) 13. Human After All (The Juan Mclean Remix) 14. Human After All (Emperor Machine Version) 15. Technologic (Le Knight Club Remix)[Via CoS]-Taylor Rae Almonte (@tayloralmonte)
Yesterday, Prince’s 3RDEYEGIRL twitter account alluded to a possible surprise show in Toronto with the cryptic tweet “OTNOROT CALLING,” which was deleted shortly thereafter. A Ticketmaster page appeared for a show at Massey Hall, and various outlets reported that wristbands would go on sale shortly before the show.To many fans’ dismay, a worker from the venue emerged around 3:30 PM to announce that the show was not going to happen. Apparently the band’s equipment had been brought in and set up in the venue to rehearse lighting and sound for possible future performances.3RDEYEGIRL’s Donna Grantis took to Twitter to apologize for the confusion:
One of the most tragic stories of this summer was that of Troy Goode, the Widespread Panic fan who was hogtied by police and ultimately passed away in their custody immediately following a concert. At the time, police claimed that Goode was behaving erratically, and speculated that his death may have been due to an “LSD overdose,” despite the fact that Goode uttered the phrase “I can’t breathe” while police restrained him.New toxicology reports have been released, proving definitively that the amount of marijuana and LSD in Goode’s system were well below half of the minimum lethal dose. Goode had admitted to using recreational drugs at the concert, and attorney Tim Edwards said, “Marijuana does not kill people. LSD there are no reported deaths.”“What they did was indefensible,” said Edwards.Since the drugs can no longer be blamed for Goode’s death, perhaps it may be time to investigate the police officers involved with this arrest. However this may play out, we’re still sending our condolences out to Troy Goode’s wife and child, who must be devastated in the wake of such a sudden and tragic loss.You can head here to find out about a benefit concert being thrown to support Goode’s family, and options to donate to the family directly.[Via WMC Action News]
Dead & Company may be on a break until their New Years Run in San Francisco at the Bill Graham Civic Auditorium (December 27-28) and The Forum in Inglewood, CA (December 30-31), but now you can listen back to the group’s barn-burner of a second night at the 1STBANK Center in Broomfield, CO from November 25th. Highlights include a “Hell In A Bucket” first set opener and a rockin’ “Music Never Stopped” closer, as well as Dead staples, “Truckin,’” “Eyes Of The World,” “Terrapin Station,” and a classic “China Cat Sunflower” > “I Know You Rider” combo. Dead & Company’s Debut Fall Tour: By The NumbersYou can read our complete write-up from Dead & Company’s second night at the 1STBANK Center here and listen to full show audio below thanks to Taper Corey/KIND Recordings:Setlist: Dead & Company at 1STBANK Center, Broomfield, CO – 11/25/15Set I: Hell in a Bucket (BW), Brown-Eyed Women (JM), Feel Like a Stranger (BW), Fennario (Peggy-O) (BW), Little Red Rooster (BW), Bird Song (JM) > The Music Never Stopped (BW, JM)Set II: Truckin’ (BW, JM), He’s Gone (JM), Eyes of the World (BW), Lady with a Fan (JM) > Terrapin Station (BW) > Drums > Space > Stella Blue (BW), China Cat Sunflower (JM) > I Know You Rider (BW, JM)E: Not Fade Away (BW, JM)
Paramedics are very professional people and capable in some cases of dealing with things then and there. Last night, Steve Rice, a spokesman for the Ambulance Service Union (ASU) said staff were waiting for more information about the scheme. He said Wirral was chosen for the pilot for a number of reasons: The paramedics there are trained to a very high standard, a legacy from the Mersey Regional Ambulance Service and the geography means that the area is easy to isolate, he said. During the pilot scheme, expected to last until at least the end of the year before being introduced across the region, more emergency response cars will be based in Wirral. PARAMEDICS on emergency calls will be asked to decide whether patients should be treated at home instead of being taken to hospital. Last night, unions raised concerns people could be left waiting even longer to be seen by medics and raised fears too much responsibility was being placed on paramedics shoulders. If the patient does need to go to hospital, they might not necessarily require a yellow ambulance. The paramedic can assess what is the best method of transporting them. The pilot scheme will begin in August and details of the plans will be presented to patient forum groups later this week. Response times across the region have improved greatly in the past 12 months and this scheme will build on that. Our concern is that it will mean patients waiting even longer, he said. It will have a positive impact on response times if they are based on emergency response vehicles. A substantial portion of patients are taken into hospital as a matter of precaution, said NWAS deputy chief executive Bob Williams. Under the proposals lone paramedics in emergency response vehicles will be the first to the scene and will then call for a back-up ambulance if required. It only serves one accident and emergency unit and it means we will best be able to monitor patient flow. The North West Ambulance Service is preparing to pilot the scheme in Wirral in August. Mr Williams said ambulances would still automatically be deployed to higher category 999 emergencies such as road accidents. The controversial plans, aimed at speeding up paramedic response times, means patients who need hospital treatment may also be transported by car rather than ambulance. What if a paramedic arrives and decides an ambulance is required? Will the patient then have to wait twice as long for an ambulance to come? That will not be reflected in the response times. Mr Rice said unions would be concerned about the extra responsibility being placed on paramedics. He added: As a paramedic myself, I would be worried about turning up somewhere on my own and having to make a decision about whether they should be taken to hospital.
On May 4, 1493 — less than a year after Columbus set foot in the New World — Pope Alexander VI issued “Inter Caetera,” a papal bull that still resonates more than five centuries later.This edict (in English, “Among Other Works”) divided the undiscovered world in half, giving equal parts of all lands — “found and to be found” — to the royal families of Spain and Portugal.“Inter Caetera” settled a conflict between two early colonizing powers. But it also laid the legal foundation for land ownership in the Americas, and for the subjugation of the New World’s non-Christian inhabitants.The consequences of this sweeping edict — and modern efforts to redress it — were the subject of a panel discussion last week (Nov. 6) sponsored by the Harvard University Native American Program and moderated by Bethany Berger, the Oneida Indian Nation Visiting Professor of Law at Harvard Law School.Panelist Tonya Gonnella Frichner, an Onondaga and president of the American Indian Law Alliance, called the subsequent 500 years a period of “brutality and injustice” against indigenous peoples.Panelist Oren Lyons, chief of the Onondaga Indian Nation Council in upstate New York and a retired professor of American studies, used similar language, calling what followed the landmark papal bull “500 years of slavery and murder.”Both were joined by Potawatomi Indian and attorney Robert “Tim” Coulter to discuss a recent step toward righting centuries of wrongs: the United Nations Declaration of the Rights of Indigenous Peoples, a resolution 30 years in the making, and passed by the United Nations General Assembly on Sept. 13, 2007.The title of the document alone is a triumph, said Lyons, because adding an “s” to the generic term “people” is an international admission of native identities.“‘People’ is a generic term,” said Lyons. “If you add an ‘s,’ you’re talking about Cheyenne, you’re talking about Onondaga, Cherokee, Mayans — you’re talking about peoples, with an ‘s.’ We battled [for] that for years and years and years.”Both Lyons and Coulter were among the first small group of Native American activists who in 1977 approached the United Nations for redress. Why? “Because of the lawless situation we found in the United States,” said Coulter, executive director of the Indian Law Resource Center in Montana and Washington, D.C.Regarding native peoples, he said, both the U.S. Congress and the Supreme Court for more than 200 years embarked on “unfair, unjust, unconstitutional” exploitation — the theft, in effect, of native lands, natural resources, and money.“They treated Indian nations as if they would soon disappear [and were] a temporary problem,” said Coulter — a “vanishing race” whose short life opened the door to unequal treatment.Going to the United Nations in 1977 had a historical precedent, he said. The National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) — frustrated at the pace of civil rights reform — did the same in the early 1950s.Coulter called the U.N. declaration a road back “to justice and honor” — the first time indigenous peoples were acknowledged in an international forum.The United States agreed in principle with nearly all 46 articles of the 2007 declaration, but declined to sign it, said Coulter, who said he spent hours “at painful length” arguing with U.S. representatives. (The other dissenters were all nations with large indigenous groups: Canada, Australia, and New Zealand.)In the end, said Coulter, the U.S. delegation balked at the idea that human rights could be collective rights — insisting that human rights are the province of individuals, not groups.Still, on Sept. 13, 2007, “we became peoples,” recognized by international norms, said Frichner. She called the declaration at least a good first step in winning full rights and recognition for indigenous peoples, which number as many as 500 million worldwide.Lyons said the declaration offered “a breather” — an opportunity to get ready for “the big fight” ahead: transforming the resolution into a convention, which would give it the weight of law.In the meantime, the 2007 declaration is an acknowledgment of what native cultures had to offer the world from the beginning — “human rights and dignity,” said Frichner. “This isn’t something new to us.”In the United States, native peoples also embody the idea of the “seventh generation,” she said — a consideration that decisions today affect those generations to come, far in the future.The right to a sound environment is one of the five most important rights in the 2007 U.N. declaration, said Coulter, who said tribal lands had over time been looted of their resources, and, in some cases, turned into profit centers for hazardous waste companies.Lyons, a 44-year member of his tribal council, brought up the environment too — and went further. Global warming — “coming hard, and coming fast” — would soon trump all other planetary arguments and worries, he said — calling on the United States and the world to “clean our own house [then] move on together.”Frichner, a member of the United Nations Permanent Forum on Indigenous Issues, outlined changes made to the document under pressure from the United Nations — nine items that some say watered the document down, she said.Coulton agreed, but added that the 2007 resolution is faithful to the basic principles enumerated by him, Lyons, and others back in 1977. It memorializes the rights to native sacred sites, medicines, border crossings, intellectual property, and others.“We would have liked it to be stronger than it is,” he admitted. “But it ain’t over. Human rights and international diplomacy are never over.”For one, the United States has a chance to make amends for not signing the 2007 U.N. resolution, he said — by signing on to a declaration of native rights being crafted by the Organization for American States, which might be ready in three years.The panelists acknowledged the Universal Declaration of Human Rights — 60 years old next month — and other international documents already affecting change. “It’s helpful,” said Berger, “to have many different laws.”