According to Billboard, while in Michigan for the Flint stop of his U.S. Tour, Morrissey had been hospitalized for a bladder infection. One of the singer’s direct representatives told sources that he was admitted to the William Beaumont Hospital in Royal, Oak Michigan where he is undergoing related tests. On Thursday, Morrissey had cancelled his scheduled Flint, Michigan show and postponed both of his Chicago and Minneapolis dates, vaguely stating that a band member was ill.Back in October, the artist had postponed multiple dates to spend time with his ailing mother, who had been hospitalized in England. Moz had only begun resuming his 2012 U.S. Tour earlier this month. As of now, his next scheduled tour date is in Asheville, North Carolina on Monday, but this will most likely depend on the singer’s health. His most anticipated date is scheduled for March 1st where he is to perform with Patti Smith at the Staples Center in Los Angeles.Morrissey’s remaining, scheduled 2013 tour dates are as follows:01/28 – Asheville, NC @ Orange Peel01/29 – Nashville, TN @ Ryman Auditorium01/31 – Atlanta, GA @ Cobb Energy Center for the Performing Arts02/02 – Lawrence, KS @ Liberty Hall02/05 – Clear Lake, IA @ Surf Ballroom02/06 – Lincoln, NE @ Rococo Theatre02/09 – Las Vegas, NV @ The Chelsea at The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas02/10 – Phoenix, AZ @ Marquee Theatre02/12 – El Paso, TX @ Tricky Falls02/13 – Austin, TX @ Austin Music Hall02/15 – Pharr, TX @ Pharr Events Center02/16 – Beaumont, TX @ Jefferson Theater02/18 – Dallas, TX @ Palladium02/21 – Denver, CO @ Temple Hoyne Buell Theatre02/22 – Salt Lake City, UT @ Kingsbury Hall02/24 – San Francisco, CA @ Davies Symphony Hall03/01 – Los Angeles, CA @ Staples Center03/02 – Sparks, NV @ John Ascuaga’s Nugget – Rose Ballroom03/04 – Davis, CA @ Robert Mondavi Center at UC Davis03/06 – Seattle, WA @ Moore Theatre03/08 – Portland, OR @ Arlene Schnitzer Concert Hall
Break Science is getting ready to drop their new album, Seven Bridges, tomorrow (October 1st). This is the first full-length album for the Brooklyn-based duo of Adam Deitch (drums, programming) and Borahm Lee (keys, DJ, programming). Fusing the electronic, bass, trap, and hip-hop genres into their own unique sound, Break Science is poised to bridge gaps between the past & present, present & future, and between influence and imagination.Seven Bridges will be available via the Pretty Lights Music (PLM) record label on Tuesday, October 1st.Check out the Live for Live Music Exclusive release of the Break Science track “Way I Feel” ft. Danielle Parente:Here is the track listing for Seven Bridges, which features appearances from Redman, Lettuce (Deitch’s funk outfit), Dominic Lalli of Big Gigantic, Sonya Kitchell and more:1. Brain Reaction (feat. Redman and Lettuce)2. Now You Want More (feat. Citizen Chance)3. Breath of Space (feat. Sonya Kitchell)4. Way I Feel (feat. Danielle Parente)5. Chronovisor6. Trapeze (feat. CX)7. Look Into The Hourglass (feat. Jahdan Blakkamore)8. 40 Days Interlude (feat. CX)9. Take It To The Floor (feat. Dominic Lalli)10. Nasty11. Connected (feat. Citizen Chance)12. Once In A While (feat. Sonya Kitchell)13. Who Got It (feat. Redman)Enter Contest: Win A Meet & Greet with Break Science, Signed Drum Sticks from Adam Deitch, Two FREE Tickets to ANY Break Science show (non festival), and a copy of Seven Bridges on CD & Vinyl:
Chick Corea and Béla Fleck performed some duet magic to an appreciative and attentive crowd at Royce Hall, an romanesque-styled concert hall on UCLA campus. Together, the duo artfully crafted classic, jazz fusion and a little bluegrass with fine syncopated precision that left this reviewer amazed at the sheer virtuosity of the performance.Béla Fleck (named after the great classical composer Béla Bartok) is regarded as one of the all-time great banjo players, with a long and distinguished career. He started in 1979 playing bluegrass, but has branched out to classical and jazz over the years. In 1988, Béla reached worldwide prominence as the founding member of Béla Fleck and Flecktones, winning several grammy awards for bluegrass music. Unlike the bluegrass music of Flats and Scruggs, the Flecktones were able to fuse bluegrass with jazz influences, for a unique and thoroughly enjoyable musical experience.In the early 1960s, Chick Corea started his legendary jazz career with the original jumpin’ jive master – Cab Calloway – before finding a role as a keyboardist with the bebop deity, Miles Davis. In the early 1970’s Corea was one of the founding members of Return to Forever, a legendary jazz band that help create jazz fusion music. Like Fleck, Corea has teamed up with many jazz artists in a long and distinguished career.While the thought of a banjo and piano duet may sound a bit odd, the two seemed very comfortable with each other’s performing styles. Fleck and Corea have collaborated many times in the past, most notably in their 2007 album Enchantment. This concert was definitely for the serious music listener. The performers dodged and weaved with each other through intricate steps of point and counterpoint, like two prima ballerinas. With each musician playing rhythm and lead simultaneously, it sounded as though four musicians were playing. It was a very rich and moving sound.The two musicians are undoubtedly masters of their trade. At certain times during the performance, Corea would reach inside the piano to play the piano bass strings by hand, yielding a bass line of full rich vibrato. Now that’s pretty innovative!The first set was more classical in nature with references to Chopin, Gershwin and Debussy during the more romantic interludes. Things got a bit more melodic as jazz and bluesgrass crept into the set with a full on crowd pleaser, “Mountain,” to close the first set.There was quite a bit of the clever repartee as both member traded stories and jokes; clearly very comfortable in each other’s presence. Fleck was especially endearing talking about the birth of his son Juno, and played a wonderful song by the same name. One of the highlights was the Chick Corea song “Joban Dna Nopia” …take a look and scramble the letters and you get: Banjo and Piano. All in all, this was a wonderful and memorable performance by two masters.–Richard Melamed[Photo Credit: KDHX]
Manic Science, the new collaboration between Manic Focus and Break Science, has just released their debut single, “You Gotta Move.” The dreamy track marks the start of this project’s seemingly unlimited potential, as these three musicians blend together perfectly. Check it out below:The Manic Science collaboration brings the bassy-electronic music sounds of John “JmaC” McCarten to the rhythm fueled fury that is Borahm Lee and Adam Deitch, the Break Science masterminds. The single was released in advance of the BRKTHRU Break Science tour, which will see Manic Science performances on specific dates. Check out the full tour date listing below:BRKTHRU TOUR DATES:9/18 @ The Ogden Theatre – Denver, CO *! 9/19 @ Belly Up – Aspen, CO *! 9/20 @ Barkley Ballroom – Frisco, CO *! 9/21 @ The Roxy – SSMF Music Festival – West Hollywood, CA 9/24 @ Zydeco – Birmingham, AL + 9/25 @ Bourbon Street Bar – Auburn, AL + 9/26 @ Republic – Nola, LA + 9/27 @ Kress Live – Biloxi, MS (w/ Galactic) 10/2 @ Fitzgerald’s Upstairs – Houston, TX *+ 10/3 @ House of Blues, Cambridge Room – Dallas, TX *+ 10/5 @ Official ACL Late Night – The Parish – Austin, TX *+ 11/5 @ Soundstage – Baltimore, MD *+ 11/6 @ Mr Smalls – Pittsburgh, PA *+ 11/7 @ Soundgarden Hall – Philadelphia, PA (w/ Minnesota) 11/8 @ Pearl Street – NorthHampton, MA *+ 11/12 @The Culture Room – Ft. Lauderdale, FL *+ 11/13 @ Orpheum – Tampa Bay, FL *+ 11/14 @ Bear Creek Music Festival – Live Oak, FL*Manic Focus | + Space Jesus | ! Project Aspect
On November 10th, Pink Floyd are planning to release their first new album in 20 years, The Endless River. The mostly ambient album will feature sessions from the band’s last album, Division Bell, and is considered to be the swan song for keyboardist Richard Wright, who passed away in 2008.The band has been sharing small audio snippets from the new album, and just released a third clip. This one has a very signature Pink Floyd sound, only enticing listeners for the upcoming release. Check it out below:Read more about the process behind The Endless River here.You can check out the first two clips as well, below:
It must be nice to take money from fans and taunt them with it. The most common criticism of EDM is that there’s nothing live about a DJ performance… that an EDM artist can just press play on a laptop and go about pumping up the crowd without ever having to control the music. Well, Deadmau5 may have proven those criticisms true.At both Governors Ball and Bonnaroo Music and Arts Festival, famed DJ Deadmau5 took a beer break mid-set. The DJ just upgraded his stage setup, and, apparently, the new performance includes a couch, a hot dog, and a shark.
All in all, The Monsanto Years is a powerful political statement with a strong and unflinching message from a protest-song heavyweight and living legend of Rock n’ Roll. Never one to shy away from controversy, Young is louder than ever and his voice never goes unheard. In a recent quarrel with laughable Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump, Neil blasted Trump over the use of his song, “Rockin’ In The Free World” to promote his presidential campaign. In retaliation, Young revoked the song from Trump and donated the working-class anthem to Democratic candidate, Senator Bernie Sanders.Meanwhile, with all this going on, The Monsanto Years is set to hit shelves on Tuesday, June 30th and it is incredibly inspiring to see Neil still having that political fire in his belly. There is great comfort in knowing that one of the good guys is still out there fighting the good fight. Give ‘em hell, Neil!By Joseph Conlon The album begins with the bold, straight-forward rocker, “A New Day For Love”. Beginning with the impassioned chorus, “It’s a new day for the planet, it’s a new day for the sun, to shine down on what we’re doing, it’s a new day for love,” right off the bat, the revolutionary flame is ignited and the band is firing on all cylinders. The first single, “Big Box,” whilst a bit long-winded, is a fiercely-written grungy rock explosion that tackles corporate corruption and sheds a bright light on what has happened as a result of unfettered capitalism in America.One of the catchiest songs on the record is the humorously titled, “A Rock Star Bucks A Coffee Shop,” an amusing play on words stirred up from when Neil urged a boycott of the famous coffee chain in late 2014, over the GMO controversy. “Workin’ Man,” “Rules of Change” and the finale “If I Don’t Know”, while also polarizing and politically charged, are among the more approachable tunes from The Monsanto Years. Ignorance is bliss on the sarcastically splenetic, “People Want To Hear About Love.” With it’s biting social and political commentary, and that loud, abrasive, blemishes-and-all guitar sound we love him for, Neil makes it unmistakably clear that now is not the time for apathy. One last highlight to mention is the album’s second track, “Wolf Moon,“ which comes across as more of a natural love song, sitting amongst the dark political backdrop like a shiny diamond in the rough. “Wolf moon, thank you for rising. Big sky, I’m grateful for your parting clouds,“ Neil sweetly and softly croons on this lazy and romantic tune. Understandably, Young marvels in deep appreciation of nature’s resilience and unstoppable beauty, and pens this sentiment gorgeously. With his fist in the air and his heart on fire, Neil Young is back and in full protest mode with his 36th studio release, The Monsanto Years. Since the days of Farm Aid, Young has unswervingly supported and stood up for agriculture and the American farmer. During the 2014 Farm Aid festival, he befriended Lukas and Micah Nelson, sons of country legend Willie Nelson and decided to have their band, Promise of the Real serve as the backing band on his new album.Lukas Nelson Comes Full Circle On New ‘Monsanto Years’ Album With Neil YoungThe Monsanto Years is a protest album, plain and simple. The album artwork portrays Neil in front of a farmhouse, pitchfork in hand, standing beside his companion, actor/activist Daryl Hannah, while in the green fields behind them are men wearing masks and hazmat suits; a satirical spoof of the famous American Gothic painting by Grant Wood. Fully equipped with Young’s standard in-your-face attitude and that old familiar crunchy guitar flare, this newest release is as punk as folk can get.
In just a few short weeks, the stellar Jazz Is Phish ensemble will kick off an exciting East Coast two-night run! The band, featuring musicians from Dave Matthews Band, Snarky Pupp, Pretty Lights Live Band and more, will hit the Brooklyn Bowl on December 19th (win tickets here!), before travelling down to Washington DC for a performance at the Howard Theatre on December 20th.For that second performance, the band has announced that pianist Holly Bowling will be joining as opening support! The double-dose of interpretive Phish music is sure to make for an excellent night of music.L4LM Exclusive: Stream Holly Bowling’s Brilliant Piano Interpretation Of Phish’s ‘Harry Hood’The Jazz Is Phish band features a veritable who’s who of top tier musicians. Check out the full lineup and show details below!Jazz Is Phish:Michael Ray (Sun Ra Arkestra) – Trumpet Jeff Coffin (Dave Matthews Band) – SaxophoneChris Bullock (Snarky Puppy) – Saxophone Scott Flynn (Pretty Lights Live Band) – Trombone Anthony Wellington (Victor Wooten Band) – Bass Adam Chase (Strange Design) – Drums Matthew Chase (Strange Design) – Guitar Josh Thomas (With Lions) – KeysShow Details:Brooklyn Bowl // Brooklyn, NYDecember 19th // TicketsHoward Theatre // Washington, DCDecember 20th // Tickets
(WBZ) BOSTON There will be no strike on Monday after Colorado-based American Medical Response reached a tentative agreement with EMS workers in eastern Massachusetts, Maine and New Hampshire. We are pleased that we have been able to negotiate an agreement that we believe is fair and equitable for both employees and the Company, and we look forward to an ongoing collaborative relationship with the union in the future, said Brendan McNiff, AMR general manager. Read Full Story
Arts First, Harvard’s annual festival of students in the arts, will celebrate its 15th anniversary May 3 through May 6. Sponsored by Harvard University’s Board of Overseers, the festival involves more than 2,000 students presenting some 200 concerts, theatrical and dance productions, multimedia presentations, exhibitions, and public artworks.The Office for the Arts (OfA), which produces the festival, has recently announced its sponsorship of 32 of the many projects taking place during the Arts First weekend.Funded projects combine artistic merit, artistic experimentation, and educational benefit to undergraduates. They must also provoke a ripple effect within the University, involving the undergraduate population and providing visibility for their artistic efforts.OfA will also offer grants for projects taking place during the fall semester 2007. The deadline for OfA Grant applications for projects occurring in the fall is May 9. For further information, visit http://www.fas.harvard.edu/ofa.OfA grants for danceHarvard Ballet Company, Jessica Becker ’09: OfA Grant for a performance featuring works created by members of the company.Arts First Dance Festival 2007, Crimson Dance Team, Kristin Calandrelli ’10: OfA Grant for the Crimson Dance Team’s presentation of routines incorporating elements of jazz, funk, gymnastics, and ballet.“Caichawu — The Tea Pickers,” Kevin Koo ’07: OfA Grant for a dance depicting tea pickers from the Jiangnan region of China harvesting green tea.Harvard Bellydance Initiative, Anna Resnick ’09: OfA Grant for a performance featuring examples of Middle Eastern dance.Harvard Bhangra, Kunal Raygor ’10: OfA Grant for a presentation of Bhangra culture and dance from the South Asian state of Punjab.OfA grant for literatureArts First poetry reading, “The Gamut,” Emily Vasiliauskas ’07: OfA Grant for a reading by student poets.OfA grants for multidisciplinary arts“Art In Progress,” Tuesday Magazine, Andrea Jonas ’08: OfA Grant for a display of artworks seen at different stages of their production.“Identity Check,” Harvard College Student Advocates for Human Rights, Ohnmar Khin ’08: OfA Grant for a performance piece exploring the idea of subverted identities.OfA grants for music“A Tchaikovsky Showcase,” Mozart Society Orchestra, Lisa Choe ’09: OfA Grant for a concert of selected excerpts from the works of Tchaikovsky.The Harvard Undergraduate Drummers (THUD), Paul Mumma ’09: OfA Grant for THUD’s annual Arts First performance.“All Your Bass Are Belong To Us: Exploring the Tuba,” Harvard University Tuba Ensemble, Maxwell Mishkin ’09: OfA Grant for a concert spanning works from the Baroque period to modern.Chamber concert, Brattle Street Chamber Players, Matthew Schwede ’10: OfA Grant for a concert featuring student chamber groups.Harvard Brass Lite performance, Zachary Vaughn ’10: OfA Grant for the concert debut of a new student group, including student-written compositions.Harvard Percussion Quartet, James Collins ’09: OfA Grant for a concert featuring several works for percussion ensemble, including “The Third Construction” by John Cage.Mahler’s “Symphony No. 2 in C Minor,” Holden Choirs and Harvard Radcliffe Orchestra, Christine Li Barron ’09: OfA Grant for a performance of one of Mahler’s most popular pieces.“Music of the Thomaskirche,” Holden Chamber Ensembles, Saee Gopal Paliwal ’07: OfA Grant for a concert featuring a program of sacred music composed by J.S. Bach’s predecessors at the Thomaskirche in Leipzig.Harvard Pops Orchestra performance, Anne Lewandowski ’09: OfA Grant for the Harvard Pops Orchestra’s performance for the Arts First showcase, a preview of the orchestra’s 10th anniversary concert (scheduled for May 6) featuring fan favorites and student-composes film scores.“Scenes and Arias Concert,” Dunster House Opera Society, Matthew Spellberg ’09: OfA Grant for performance of selections from Mozart’s “The Marriage of Figaro” and other popular opera selections.“Harvard Musical Winds,” Harvard Wind Ensemble, Grace Schroer ’09: OfA Grant for a concert featuring repertoire highlights as well as works composed or arranged by Harvard alumni or faculty including Leroy Anderson ’29, A.M. ’30 and Leonard Bernstein ’39.“Shape-note Songs at Arts First,” Dudley Sacred Harp Singing, Neil Strickland ’08: OfA Grant for a performance of sacred harp singing.“Music for Percussion,” Harvard Percussion Quartet, Danielle Lehle ‘07: OfA Grant for a concert using various instruments featuring jazz-style, drum-intensive, and mixed percussion pieces.“Swing to Spring,” Harvard Sunday Jazz Band, Brett Harrison ’10: OfA Grant for a performance including works of Count Basie and others for the Arts First picnic (May 5).“Peer Gynt and The Magic Flute,” Harvard University Flute Ensemble (HUFE), Rose Mason ’09: OfA Grant in support of the ensemble’s participation in the Arts First performance fair.The Schoenberg Chamber Project, Giancarlo Garcia ’08: OfA Grant for a performance of Gustav Mahler’s “Songs of a Wayfarer” in an arrangement completed by Arnold Schoenberg in 1920.OfA grants for theater“Hansel and Gretel,” Sunken Garden Children’s Theater (SGCT), Mary Birnbaum ’07: Estate of Timothy S. Mayer Grant for SGCT’s 11th annual Arts First performance.Immediate Gratification Players’ Improv Comedy Dinner Party, Jonah Kanin ’08: Estate of Timothy S. Mayer Grant for an improv comedy show in which everyone in the audience is a guest at a dinner party.“The Boxing Match: An Arrangement of Short Plays,” Aileen Robinson ’08: Estate of Timothy S. Mayer Grant for a production of six short plays by Bertolt Brecht.“Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf?,” Harvard-Radcliffe Dramatic Club, Olivia Benowitz ’09: Estate of Timothy S. Mayer Grant for a Loeb Experimental Theatre production of Edward Albee’s classic.OfA grant for traditional cultural artsQian Hong, Asian-American dance troupe, Diana Lu ’09: OfA Grant for a performance of a traditional fan dance in the style of the Han tribe of China fused with modern dance and ballet influences.OfA grants for visual arts“Closing the Loop: Recycled Art,” Resource Efficiency Program (REP), Meredith Lanoue ’07: OfA Grant for a sculpture made by freshman “eco-Rep” volunteers of the Resource Efficiency Program. REP is a green-living program composed of undergraduate students who serve as environmental and sustainability representatives and resources for their Houses, using reclaimed materials, including aluminum cans, glass and ceramic shards, discarded CDs, and old incandescent light bulbs.“Exposing Nooks and Crannies of Harvard,” Sonali Palchaudhuri ’07: OfA Grant for a student photography exhibit to be part of Eliot House’s Arts First exhibit.“Night at the Sackler,” Organization of Undergraduate Representatives of the Harvard University Art Museums, Anna Chen ’09: OfA Grant for an event at the Sackler Art Museum designed to provide an introduction to and create an interest in the Harvard museums.Sustainability photography collage, REP, Hayley Fink ’08: OfA Grant for a large photography collage supporting the benefits of sustainable living by exploring diverse visions of sustainability at Harvard.“Vend a Friend,” Sabrina Chou ’09: OfA Grant for a project that explores human interactions on a large scale, through the creation and vending of life-sized, cardboard cutout “friends” throughout campus.“Without Words, Without Translation,” Stefan Rubin-Zebrowski ’08: OfA Grant in support of a photography exhibit featuring Italian life and landscape.