[photo via Instagram user @amosperrine] After three nights at the Warner Theater in Washington D.C., Tedeschi Trucks Band wheeled through to the Municipal Auditorium last night in Charleston, West Virginia. Husband and wife duo Derek Trucks and Susan Tedeschi led their 12-piece powerhouse through originals and covers to the delight of their fans.Opening with Derek & The Dominoes‘ “Anyday,” the band charged through to Made Up My Mind’s “Do I Look Worried” and followed their 2013 original with a more recent classic “Don’t Know What It Means” to get the energy high and lead straight into Joe Cocker‘s “The Letter.” The band continued with originals “Right On Time” and “Crying Over You” before introducing “Color of the Blues,” a song by John Prine that features Susan Tedeschi on vocals.Mavis Staples’ “Freedom Highway” led into another powerful “Let Me Get By” and “How Blue Can You Get” before beautifully closing with “I Wish I Knew” and “Idle Wind.” The band returned to the stage for a “Bound For Glory” encore.Setlist: Tedeschi Trucks Band | Municipal Auditorium | Charleston, WV | 2/28/17:Anyday, Do I Look Worried, Don’t Know What It Means > The Letter, Right On Time, Crying Over You, Color Of The Blues, Freedom Highway, Let Me Get By, How Blue Can You Get, I Wish I Knew, Idle WindE: Bound For GloryYou can watch some clips of the action below, courtesy of Pete Cuda.
It’s been a tough year for the Allman Brothers Band family and fans, with the too-soon passings of founding members Butch Trucks and Gregg Allman. The band started in 1969 and closed its final chapter in 2014, though former members have taken on leading roles with their own bands, such as with Derek Trucks and Tedeschi Trucks Band, Warren Haynes and Gov’t Mule, and Jimmy Herring and Widespread Panic. There have been twenty total members in the Allman Brothers Band. With a history so large, inevitably, there are hundreds of artifacts that go along with it.The Allman Brothers Band Museum at the Big House opened in Macon, Georgia in 2009 as an interactive museum dedicated to identifying and preserving the history of the Allman Brothers Band. It is currently the host to the world’s largest collection of ABB memorabilia. From 1970 to 1973, the Big House served as the home of the original band members and their families and friends. Many of the Allman Brothers Band’s most precious moments, songs, and even children came out of it. Today, it is the home to a number of instruments that various well-loved songs were written on — including Duane Allman‘s 1957 Gibson Les Paul Goldtop (the guitar that he recorded Derek & The Dominoes’ “Layla” on) — and the very rooms that held the magic of the Allman Brothers and the few things recorded during the band’s formative years.Recently, The Big House hosted a block party for fans in Macon on the day of Gregg Allman’s funeral. Members of the ABB, the Gregg Allman Band, and their extended families and friends gathered for a family-oriented jam after the procession. The entire town of Macon is a walk-through of the Allman Brothers Band’s history, with Capricorn Records, Rosehill Cemetery, H&H Restaurant, and more located in the city, though The Big House will always be the geographic center point of the band’s entire career.Live For Live Music caught up with The Big House’s Director of Merchandise and Collections, Richard Brent, to discuss the state of the museum — it’s growing!Kendall Deflin: When did you step into The Big House family?Richard Brent: I started here as a volunteer, actually. I came here not too long after it opened to the public. I started volunteering in late 2010, I believe. Then, somewhere about the end of 2011 — that’s when you know you have a good job, when you don’t remember that kind of stuff — I was hired on officially. It’s such a great place. In the beginning, the museum needed to figure out how to sustain itself without having to go to big people for money all the time, and the gift shop became that. We spent a lot of time on it, and the admission sales have increased significantly. It’s just been a wonderful thing to see grow. Even on a day that it’s closed — we want to advertise this for people who are brave enough to ring the doorbell on the days that we’re closed — we’re all here working. We always let people in. We never want anybody to miss it. So, even though we’re closed today, we’ve had twelve or fifteen people visit.Obviously, over the last couple of weeks with not-so-great circumstances of losing Brother Gregg Allman, it’s been insane. But the outpour of love and respect has just been tremendous. I mean, we’ve literally had thousands of people come through the area or order something from the online store — whatever it may be. Everyone steps up and does their part.KD: I understand there were thousands of people that showed up a couple weeks ago for the block party after Gregg’s ceremony. What was that like?RB: That was the party we all needed. That’s what it was, what it turned into. You know, it was a sad day. We’ve been through so much this year, with Butch Trucks and then Col. Bruce. And now with G.A., it was just like, “Wow, man. What else?” So, the day of the funeral, the fans lined the streets. I don’t know what the exact number was, but it was thousands lining the streets for the funeral procession. I was invited to the funeral, and I was honored to be there. Then, immediately afterward, I had to get back here to The Big House and get ready for the family and all their guests to arrive. Luckily enough, I’d coordinated with the local sheriff’s department and explained to them that it’d be our best bet to close the streets in front of the museum. So, we basically closed from Rogers to Corbin in front of the museum. There were 5,000 people out there. It was a beautiful thing to see.Then, there were the guests that were inside the fence. Obviously, Cher was here, but also just all the family. At one point on the stage, I remember seeing it was Melody Trucks, Duane Betts, Devon Allman, Barry Oakley Jr., Vaylor Trucks, I mean, just incredible. I think they were jamming on “Love Light,” I believe. It was just incredible. Then, The G.A. Band got up and played, and that was amazing. Jaimoe showed up, and of course, he was doing his thing as always. It was just an amazing night of music.When Chank [Middleton, Gregg’s best friend forever] called me, he was like, “Richard, Richard, brother man. I need a band. I need a band.” You know how Chank talks. It’s so funny. So, I went after this younger, not even a real band. They just call themselves The Young Brothers. Every year, when we do the annual “Sky Dog” event [in memory of Duane Allman], these young local kids get together, and they really know how to play that music. It’s just in their blood. So, for me, it was a no-brainer. So, I called Adam Gorman, who headed the thing up — he actually plays in Ben Sparaco Band currently and they were on tour. They literally canceled a date or two of their tour up in New York and got back here as quickly as they could, because they knew what a big deal this was. To ask those kids to play for six hours in 95 degree heat and humidity 150% and to do it for free is not an easy ask, but in this situation, it most certainly was. And it was just absolutely amazing. They drove all through the night to get here, and they really did an amazing job. So, it was just an easy transition for all the other band members that showed up later on, in the G.A. band and all that. They just stepped right up on stage with them, and it was just an amazing night. Everybody in the street was feeling it and getting down. We had no problems whatsoever. I think we had just a couple people pass out from the heat. That was it. For that, in the situation with that crowd, it really was amazing.The best part was how respectful everybody was. There’s a church right across the street. And one thing I love about The Big House is that when the Allman Brothers lived here, in the beginning, they had a special relationship with that church across the street. The church let them park the Winnebago, the band truck, and all that stuff over there. That relationship still continues today. They let us use their parking lot when we have events and all that. So, they were great on Saturday night, and then they had a service the next morning. For us to walk out over there and literally have nothing to pick up was amazing.KD: That’s the church from the lyrics in “Blue Sky,” that Dickey Betts wrote, correct?RB: Yeah, yeah, absolutely.KD: As tragic as these last couple of months have been, there’s seems to be a resurgence in popular culture appreciating the Allman Brothers legacy. Especially for fans, who have had a few years without the band, there seems to be a silver lining in bringing all these people together. It sounds like it was a celebration for family, friends, and fans to all level together and grieve through music. Obviously, what the Allmans would’ve wanted. RB: Yeah. I’m sure you’ve seen on the sales charts — there’s been a boost in sales, obviously, with the Allman Brothers stuff and Gregg Allman’s old stuff. There’s a desire for this music, and it’s not going to go away. It’s going to be bands like the Tedeschi Trucks Band and Gov’t Mule. At some point, I feel there has to be some sort of reunion show — maybe just a one-time-a-year deal, maybe it’s at the Beacon, maybe it’s at the Fox in Atlanta. I don’t know, but I feel like something has to happen. It’s not just going to be the end. This music and this band will always be celebrated.KD: So, as Butch and G.A. have passed on, what does that mean for The Big House? Have you been receiving more items to preserve the history?RB: Some people thought that when things like this happen, it wouldn’t be good for The Big House. It’s really quite the opposite because the fans need a place to go, and we’re that destination for them. It’s only gotten busier. You know we’re like any other museum. I call it living history. This was an amazing place. It’s a step back in time, yet it’s in the forefront and it’s real. It’s right here. You can come here, and you can feel it. The greatest compliment we get is people saying that they literally feel like we’re just house-sitting for the band while they’re out on tour. That’s amazing, and that’s what we want. I mean The Big House is going nowhere. We’re better than ever, and we’re only getting bigger.We’re always finding new stuff. It’s out there. We know where some of it is. We work out loan agreements with folks all the time. We just recently discovered a new Fillmore East road case that was here in Macon this whole time. Some guy just bought a building downtown that the city was getting ready to tear down, and lo and behold, under a pile of garbage was one of Jaimoe’s road cases — the one that’s laying down behind Gregg’s head in the photo. Certainly, stuff from the G.A. estate and Butch’s estate will get shared with us, other than what we already have. It helps tell the story. People come here to be close to the ones they love, the band they love, and the music that they love.KD: Is The Big House expanding to open the third floor?RB: We’re working on it. We were able to purchase the house next to the museum. As I speak right now, they’re putting a new roof on it. So, we’re in the middle of a fundraising campaign to raise the funds necessary to renovate the house. The goal once that’s done is to move our offices and archives, which are currently on the third floor. Then, we can open the third floor, recreate that, move the pool table up there, redo Red Dog‘s room, where he stayed at up there. It would give us more options for displays. I’ve always wanted to be able to showcase certain eras, or just something completely about Eat A Peach, or something completely about At Fillmore East. The way it is now, we kind of have a timeline, but that timeline is very important.There’s a lot of plug and play, but not a lot of room for just drastic changes per say. Then, of course the Gov’t Mule formed this house, so it’s important that we have Gov’t Mule displays in here. I want to be able to have two for the bands like TTB, Frog Wings, you know, other bands, and families that came out of ABB. I’d love to be able to have a room dedicated to doing certain displays for a month or whatever. Then, just keep revolving around like that. So, yeah. It’s exciting times.Of course, The Big House is much more than a museum. We have shows here. We actually had Marcus King play here last weekend, and we have a big festival celebrating one of our volunteers. We call it Jodie Jam in honor of Jodie who passed away about five years ago, and it hit us all really hard. It was really sudden, too. So, we do Jodie Jam every year. This year, we have three really great bands: The Lucky Dutch out of Chicago, The Pinx from Atlanta, and SIMO, which is an amazing band out of Nashville. They recorded an album here in the house a couple years back now. So, it’d be really great to have those guys around here. We also do a lot of weddings, receptions, and rehearsal dinners here.So, at the house next door, we’d be able to do more of that stuff on the first floor of the house along with indoor concerts. Believe it or not, for about one month out of the year, we might require a jacket here in Georgia. So, when it is a little chilly, we try to have a little music indoors. It’s nice and cozy in The Big House, but we can only put about twenty or thirty people in there max. So, next door will be a little bit larger to accommodate more people, and have some nice indoor fun over there.KD: Sounds like The Big House is always doing something. Macon in general is such a destination point for fans of the Allman Brothers. There’s memorabilia all over the place.RB: You can go to the H&H [the famous southern restaurant that fed the ABB in their early days]. From the H&H, you can go to the Rosehill Cemetery. If you want to see the Capricon Buildings, you can. Or if you just want to hang out downtown on the streets, and just walk arounds — it’s great. Macon is really thriving right now, and it’s really getting back to be a wonderful musical destination. Of course, let’s not forget about Otis Redding in here, too. So, Macon’s a great place. It’s a little warm, but other than that, it’s got good food, and it’s got good music.KD: And for a band with such a tragic history, there’s really such a sense of warmth that comes from the people that work to support it — the family, and the friends, and the road crew, and anybody else involved.RB: Exactly. We’re blessed and honored at the same time to have so many of the people involved from the beginning right here. We have Kirk West is here. Willie Perkins is here. We got Big Linda and Brittany Oakley to come up and help recreate the rooms with us when we opened the Oakley Suite. So, we’re extremely lucky and blessed to still have people to pull from and talk to. Kim Payne is still around to reach out, to call and just talk. That goes back to why I call it living history.This place is a must-see. It’s a place that’s only getting bigger. We get business from all over the world. We’re the second-most visited destination in middle Georgia. We’re only behind the Ocmulgee Mounds, which are Indian mounds here in Macon. It’s a great place to go, but it’s a national government-funded monument, to where we’re just a bunch of fans that threw together a museum and are figuring it out as we go, which is part of why this so great. Why it works so well is because people can come and feel like they’re a part of something, versus coming and feeling like that they shouldn’t touch this or they shouldn’t go in this room. We have instruments sitting out in the middle of the room because we encourage you to sit on the sofa and play some music if you know how to play. Even if you don’t know how to play, that’s fine, too. The place is so great that you don’t even have to know anything about the Allman Brothers Band. By the time you leave, after talking to volunteers, and staff, and just other fans and getting the walk-through guides, you leave knowing about the Allman Brothers Band.KD: Obviously The Big House is home to some great pieces, like Duane Allman’s 1957 Goldtop guitar (the one he used to record Derek & The Dominoes’ “Layla). What is your favorite piece in the house, besides the guitar?RB: Well, you know everything’s my favorite. Clearly, you have to go with the obvious choice, but again, it’s advertising really. When people see that guitar, they see Derek playing the guitar, it’s not a question. They know whose guitar it is. They know where it’s at. That’s what that’s all about. It’s also a way to help us keep the doors open. I love everything in the house, everything is special to me.One thing that I’m really fond of is just a simple vest. There’s a black vest that Butch Trucks wore on the cover of their debut self-titled album, Allman Brothers Band. Why I love it? It just reminds me how simple they were when they first got started. Simple, not in silly, but simple, as in they didn’t need much. So, they shared that vest.And they all loved that vest to the point where sometimes they got into arguments about who was wearing it that day. So, I often look at that thing and just laugh, because I can just imagine Gregg and Barry Oakley rolling around on the floor in a fist-fight over who was going to wear the vest that day before that show. So, there are several examples throughout that house of every band member wearing it at some point or another. So, that’s one of my other favorite pieces. And plus, At Fillmore East is the greatest live album ever. To be able to look at some of the road cases we have here — especially the main one just on the top left corner of the album cover — to look at those every day is just pretty awesome.Next time you’re in Georgia, eat a peach for peace and head on over to The Big House.
The dynamic instrumental quintet Toubab Krewe are excited to announce the upcoming release of their third studio album, Stylo, and coinciding tour. In February, Toubab Krewe will hit the road after a two year hiatus and return to clubs and stages across North America for a 2018 album release tour. The Stylo 2018 album release tour will make stops in Colorado, the Northeast, Mid-Atlantic, and Southeast, including three shows supporting Melvin Seals and JGB and Pimps of Joytime. 2018 promises to be a big year for the group with music festival lineup inclusions on Electric Forest and Fractal Beach, with more to be announced soon. A full listing of confirmed tour dates is below, with additional tour date announcements coming soon.Stylo (pronounced Stee-lo) will be released in follow up to Toubab Krewe’s critically acclaimed sophomore album TK2 (released in 2010). Over the last seven years, the band has developed and evolved their authentic blend of Appalachian and West African music traditions. The result is a jubilant collection of eight-songs steeped in the group’s experimental and genre-bending sounds that have propelled them for more than a decade. The album’s lead single, “That Damn Squash”, draws from influences as diverse as Pakastani film scores, New Orleans funk, and Wassoulou grooves. The track’s dynamic melody ricochets across the strings of electric and acoustic guitars, Casio and Realistic keyboards, while djembe and bass guitar drive the beat. “That Damn Squash”, now available on all major streaming services, is a just taste of what Stylo has to offer. Check it out.To celebrate the release of their new album, Toubab Krewe are offering an exclusive PledgeMusic campaign that allows fans to pre-order Stylo before it’s released to the public on March 2nd, 2018. The PledgeMusic campaign, which launches today, offers exclusive merchandise with a portion of proceeds benefiting non-profit Seed Programs International.Enjoy another taste of what’s to come with this announcement video:For more information, and to pre-order Stylo, visit the website here.Confirmed Toubab Krewe 2018 Tour Dates:2/2 – Key Biscayne, FL – Fractal Beach Fest2/14 – Frisco, CO – Barkley Ballroom2/15 – Ft Collins, CO – The Aggie ^2/16 – Denver, CO – Cervantes ^2/17 – Winter Park, CO – Ullrs Tavern3/8 – Baltimore MD – 8 x 103/9 – Philadelphia, PA – Ardmore Music Hall #3/10 – Washington DC – Gypsy Sally’s3/11 – New York, NY – American Beauty4/11 – Charleston, SC – Pour House4/12 – Greensboro, NC – The Blind Tiger4/13 – Raleigh, NC – Pour House Music Hall4/14 – Charlotte, NC – Visulite Theatre4/18 – Nashville, TN – High Watt4/19 – Atlanta, GA – Terminal West4/20 – Asheville, NC – Ellington Underground4/21 – Asheville, NC – Ellington Underground6/21 – 24 – Rothbury, MI – Electric Forest Festival6/28 – 7/1 – Rothbury, MI – Electric Forest Festival^ w/ Pimps of Joytime# w/ Melvin Seals and JGB
After winning a Grammy Award last week for their hit tune “Feel It Still”, today, Portugal. The Man extended their touring scheduling for 2018. Though the group had already released an extensive list of shows across North America and Europe in support of their latest album, Woodstock, Portgual. The Man’s newly updated list of dates fills in gaps in the schedule between February and July.The new announcement also extends their tour to include several stops between the beginning of August and the end October, when they’ll wrap up with a two-night run at Alaska Airlines Center in Anchorage, Alaska. In addition to a number of new one-off dates, the band also announced their return to the iconic Red Rocks Amphitheatre on August 8th with Oh Sees as well as two New York City shows at Brooklyn Steel (February 20th) and Forest Hills Stadium (September 22nd), respectively.Fan pre-sales for the new tour have begun, with general on sale starting on February 9th at 10 a.m. (local). Spotify pre-sale tickets go on sale today at 3 p.m. (EST) / 12 p.m. (PST). For more information about ticketing, you can head to the band’s website here.Portugal. The Man Upcoming 2018 Tour Dates*newly-added datesFEBRUARY6 Calgary, AB MacEwan Hall w/ Hollerado SOLD OUT8 Winnipeg, MB Burton Cummings Theatre w/ Hollerado SOLD OUT9 Minneapolis, MN Palace Theatre w/ Twin Peaks SOLD OUT10 Minneapolis, MN Palace Theatre w/ Twin Peaks SOLD OUT11 Madison, WI Overture Hall w/ Twin Peaks SOLD OUT13 Iowa City, IA IMU Ballroom w/ Twin Peaks SOLD OUT14 Columbia, MO The Blue Note w/ Twin Peaks SOLD OUT16 Chicago, IL Aragon Ballroom w/ Twin Peaks SOLD OUT17 Louisville, KY Palace Theatre w/ Twin Peaks SOLD OUT18 Cleveland, OH Music Hall At The Cleveland Public Auditorium w/ Twin Peaks*20 New York, NY Brooklyn Steel w/ Topaz Jones21 Montreal, QC MTELUS w/ Twin Peaks SOLD OUT22 Providence, RI The Strand w/ Twin Peaks SOLD OUT24 Washington, DC The Anthem w/ Twin Peaks SOLD OUT26 Athens, GA Georgia Theatre w/ Mattiel SOLD OUT27 Athens, GA Georgia Theatre w/ Mattiel SOLD OUT*28 Macon, GA Hargray Capitol Theatre w/ MattielMARCH17 Teton Village, WY Jackson Hole Rendezvous Spring FestivalAPRIL11 Reno, NV Grand Sierra Theater w/ Cherry Glazerr13 Las Vegas, NV The Chelsea Theater at The Cosmopolitan w/ Cherry Glazerr15 Indio, CA Coachella18 Santa Fe, NM Santa Fe Convention Center w/ Deap Vally*21 Santa Barbara, CA Santa Barbara County Bowl w/ Chicano Batman & Deap Vally22 Indio, CA Coachella27 Wayville, Australia Groovin The Moo Festival28 Maitland, Australia Groovin The Moo Festival29 Canberra, Australia Groovin The Moo FestivalMAY5 Bendigo, Australia Groovin The Moo Festival6 Townsville, Australia Groovin The Moo Festival12 Bunbury, Australia Groovin The Moo Festival18 Gulf Shores, AL Hangout Music Festival*19 Nashville, TN Ascend Amphitheater w/ Jack Harlow*20 Columbus, OH Express Live w/ Jack Harlow*22 Pittsburgh, PA Stage AE w/ Jack Harlow25 Boston, MA Boston Calling*26 Portland, ME Thompson’s Point w/ Jack HarlowJUNE14 Dover, DE Firefly Music Festival15 Hunter, NY Mountain Jam22 Neuhausen Ob Eck, Germany Southside Festival23 Scheessel, Germany Hurricane Festival*25 Warsaw, Poland Palladium28 Sankt Gallen, Switzerland OpenAir St. Gallen29 Panensky Tynec, Czech Republic Aerodrome FestivalJULY1 Ewijk, Netherlands Down the Rabbit Hole Festival3 Milan, Italy Fabrique7 Argeles, France Les Deferlantes Festival8 Arras, France Main Square Festival10 Argeles Sur Mer, France Parc de Valmy11 Stockholm, Sweden Debaser Hornstulls Strand Bar Brooklyn och Calexico’s13 Oeiras, Portugal NOS Alive Festival14 Lisbon, Portugal Passeio Maritimo de Alges14 Madrid, Spain Mad Cool Festival15 Barcelona, Spain Apolo*18 Moscow, Russia Crocus City Hall19 Carhaix, France Site de Kerampuilh21-22 Paris, France Lollapalooza Paris*24 London, UK Forum*28 Indianapolis, IN Lawn At White River State ParkAUGUST*1 Lewiston, NY Artpark Amphitheatre*8 Denver, CO Red Rocks Amphitheatre w/ Oh Sees*10 Los Angeles, CA Shrine Auditorium w/ Cuco18-19 Tokyo, Japan Summer Sonic*24 Troutdale, OR Edgefield*25 Troutdale, OR EdgefieldSEPTEMBER*14 New Orleans, LA The Sugar Mill w/ Chicano Batman*16 Charleston, SC Volvo Car Stadium w/ Chicano Batman*18 Charlotte, NC Charlotte Metro Credit Union w/ Chicano Batman*20 Richmond, VA Classic Amphitheater w/ Lucius*22 Forest Hills, NY Forest Hills Stadium w/ LuciusOCTOBER*26 Anchorage, AK Alaska Airlines Center*27 Anchorage, AK Alaska Airlines Center
Celebrate Thom Yorke’s 50th Birthday With Massive Festival Performances Past And Present [Full Show Videos]
Today, singer, multi-instrumentalist, and tortured Radiohead visionary Thom Yorke turns 50 years old. Last year, Radiohead was honored with a nomination for induction into the Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame—a particularly grand gesture considering this is the first year the group is eligible for entry. 2017 also saw Radiohead release OKNOTOK, the 20th-anniversary reissue of their 1997 album, OK Computer. The release came on the heels of 2016’s A Moon Shaped Pool, the band’s first new album in five years, which was supported by a full-blown world tour and marked Radiohead’s first performances since 2012. The band’s sound has gone through various transformations over the years—from angst-ridden radio smashes to electronic music to classical and jazz influences, to extensive looping and sampling—though Yorke’s distinctively haunting falsetto consistently leading the way. In honor of Thom Yorke’s 50th, take a look back at some of the band’s biggest performances from different eras, including their landmark performances at the UK’s prestigious Glastonbury Festival in 1997, 2003, and 2011, as well as their American festival debut at last year’s Lollapalooza. Full show videos and setlists can be found below.Radiohead – Lollapalooza 2016 – 7/29/16[Video: Jake Wallace] Radiohead – Glastonbury Festival 2011 “Surprise” Show – 6/24/11 [Video: Johnny Airbag] Radiohead – Glastonbury Festival 1997 – 6/28/97[Video: AustinBrock] Happy 50th Mr. Yorke, here’s to many more years of evolving and pushing musical boundaries! Radiohead – Glastonbury Festival 2003 – 6/28/03[Video: Johnny Airbag]
Live Nation’s End of the Rainbow inaugural festival has been “postponed indefinitely”, though all signs point toward cancellation. The electronic-heavy lineup was announced in February (yes, last month) to go down on May 24th, 25th, and 26th at George, WA’s picturesque Gorge Amphitheatre.End of the Rainbow, which had enlisted Bassnectar (2 sets), Lil Uzi Vert, Young Thug, GRiZ, Trippie Redd, Santigold, STS9, and more, was set to replace Sasquatch! Music Festival, which had canceled after 17 years at the iconic Washington venue.On Friday, the event deleted all social media accounts and sent out an e-mail via Ticketmaster detailing End of the Rainbow’s indefinite postponement (though the Ticketmaster page says “event canceled”). The e-mail explains that due to “unforeseen complications and key artist cancellations”, the event will be moved to an “undetermined date”, however, “original tickets will not be honored for the new date if rescheduled,” eliciting uncertainty.The event’s official statement reads:End of the Rainbow was built on a desire to create a special event for all attendees at The Gorge. Due to unforeseen complications and key artist cancellations, we have been forced to reschedule. We will promptly refund all tickets & shuttle accommodations while we work to schedule a new date. We understand how disappointing and inconvenient this is, but this is not the end of End of the Rainbow. Stay tuned.You can see the full e-mail with more information on ticket refunds below.[Photo: The Festival Owl]
Telluride Bluegrass Festival Announces 2019 NightGrass Lineup: Greensky Bluegrass, Leftover Salmon, Railroad Earth, More
For the last 45 years, Telluride Bluegrass Festival has brought the best and brightest to Telluride, CO, reveling in the majesty that is folk and bluegrass music. This year’s 46th annual lineup is no exception, as many favorites, both old and new, will return to the festival once more on June 20th-23rd, 2019.On Wednesday, the four-day music and camping festival unveiled their annual NightGrass programming. Colorado’s own Leftover Salmon will kick things off with the lone NightGrass show on Wednesday, June 19th at the Telluride Conference Center. The Sheridan Opera House will host Sierra Hull & Molly Tuttle (3/20), Yonder Mountain String Band (3/21), Steep Canyon Rangers (3/22), and Punch Brothers (3/23). Just a short ways up the road, the Michael D. Palm Theatre will see performances from Lake Street Dive (3/20), Railroad Earth (3/21), and Greensky Bluegrass (3/22). The Telluride favorite Fly Me To The Moon Saloon will host Rob Ickes & Trey Hensley Band (3/20), Horseshoes & Hand Grenades (3/21), and Jon Stickley Trio (3/22).Telluride Bluegrass Festivals’ 2019 lineup boasts the likes of Brandi Carlile, Sam Bush Band, Kacey Musgraves, Jim James (full band), Gregory Alan Isakov, Greensky Bluegrass, Telluride House Band featuring Sam Bush, Béla Fleck, Jerry Douglas, Edgar Meyer, Bryan Sutton & Stuart Duncan, Béla Fleck & The Flecktones, Yonder Mountain String Band, Leftover Salmon (Stories From the Living Room set), Punch Brothers, Alison Brown, Becky Buller, Missy Raines, Molly Tuttle & Sierra Hull, The Tim O’Brien Band, Railroad Earth, Peter Rowan, Lake Street Dive, The Jerry Douglas Band, Steep Canyon Rangers, Chris Thile, Broke Mountain Bluegrass Band, Rob Ickes and Trey Hensley, Wood Belly, and many more.Tickets to NightGrass shows are completely separate from festival tickets. To give festival goers a fair chance to get tickets, Telluride Bluegrass Festival will be selling all NightGrass tickets via a 48-hour online lottery again this year, which opens on Tuesday, April 9th from 12:01am (MST) through Wednesday, April 10th at 11:59pm (MST).For more information on Telluride’s 2019 NightGrass programming, head here.
Amid the technical talk about sirtuins, resveratrol, and stem cells at Harvard Medical School (HMS) on Monday (June 21), a nontechnical message became clear: Progress is slowly being made in understanding why people age and in laying the foundation to lessen the debilitating diseases of aging.Progress is important. HMS Dean Jeffrey Flier pointed out that the U.S. population is graying rapidly, meaning that people are not just living longer but are spending more time dealing with the ailments and conditions that often accompany aging, such as Alzheimer’s disease.“People are living longer, but with that also comes the burden of disability, chronic disease, and [increased] cost,” Flier said. “We are in the midst of a very exciting period of basic aging research.”Flier introduced an all-day scientific symposium on aging sponsored by the Medical School’s Paul F. Glenn Laboratories for the Biological Mechanisms of Aging. The symposium, held at the New Research Building, featured researchers addressing technical topics related to aging, including the roles of cellular power plants called mitochondria; aging in animal models such as the roundworm C. elegans; and the role of the human autophagy system, which regulates the destruction of molecules and structures inside the cell.Bruce Yankner, co-director of the Paul F. Glenn Labs and professor of pathology and neurology at HMS, said the symposium was intended as a forum for scientists to share recent results in hope of not only spreading information but also of fostering collaboration among researchers who might not otherwise meet.Among the presenters Monday was Li-Huei Tsai, director of the Picower Institute for Learning and Memory at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Tsai’s lab is investigating whether cognitive function can be restored after memory loss. In experiments with lab mice, research has shown that it can. Tsai and colleagues are investigating mechanisms through which this might happen, zeroing in on specific molecules that might be implicated in memory formation and cognitive decline.Resveratrol, the compound hailed in red wine as an anti-aging agent, has been shown to have positive effects on learning and memory in laboratory animals, Tsai said, reducing loss of neurons and learning impairment.“Resveratrol is actually even better than you think,” Tsai said.Glenn, the donor behind the Glenn Labs’ creation, said he believes that the mechanisms of aging are mainly regulated by molecular biology, and therefore can be understood and possibly affected by scientists. Glenn, a Harvard Law School graduate who left the practice of law for investment banking, created a foundation to fund medical research into aging in 1965, when few people were paying attention to the field. Glenn said he became interested in the field in the ’50s after seeing his great-grandmother and then both his grandparents succumb to the symptoms of aging.A lot of progress has been made, Glenn said, but much work remains.“The mysteries are still there, but we’re getting closer,” Glenn said. “We don’t know what the ceiling is on the [human] lifespan — it’s going to get longer because it is a problem of molecular biology.”
Harvard Graduate School of Education Assistant Professor Jon Star recently launched an extensive research project in more than 50 public school districts across Massachusetts focused on improving students’ learning of mathematics by examining how algebra is currently taught in local classrooms.“Algebra is a critically important course for students. Those who succeed in algebra are more likely to pursue and succeed in more advanced mathematics courses in high school and in college, which in turn leads to greater opportunities in the workplace,” Star said. “In this study, we are researching ways to improve the teaching of algebra so all students can have success in this course.”With the support of the National Science Foundation, Star, in collaboration with researchers from Vanderbilt University and Temple University, has developed curriculum and instructional materials that have been shown in small-scale studies to help students learn and understand algebra. These materials are designed to be used as a supplement to students’ normal instruction in algebra.In a randomized controlled trial, some teachers in algebra classes will participate in a one-week summer professional development institute at Harvard and then implement Star’s curriculum and instructional materials throughout their algebra course. The learning gains of these teachers’ students will be compared with other algebra teachers who are not using Star’s materials. In the project’s next year, these ‘control’ teachers will participate in the summer professional development and implement Star’s curriculum and instructional materials in their classes. The study will conclude in 2013. Read Full Story
Woodcut images of flowers from Harvard-Yenching library, a 1920s-era catcher’s mask (a late-19th century innovation developed at Harvard), and a letter written by John Hancock to his sister – parents of Harvard freshmen got to see all these and more as part of “Your Student @ Lamont,” an interactive event which highlighted the array of collections and experiences the libraries offer to first-year students.Organized by Harvard College Library’s Services for Academic Programs (SAP) unit as part of the annual Freshman Parents’ Weekend, the event offered parents a hands-on introduction to Lamont and the handful of other libraries where their children are likely to spend most of their time, and illustrated how library services, resources, and people come together to support undergraduate education.“The goal was to make this a more interactive event for parents,” said Susan Gilroy, librarian for undergraduate programs for writing, who coordinated the event with administrative coordinators Lynn Sayers from Lamont and Mikel Kearns from Widener. “We were able to make the libraries come alive more powerfully. With this new model, parents have the opportunity to experience the libraries, and see the materials their children could actually be using.”Following tours of Lamont, parents were invited to the Collaborative Learning Space on Level B, where other HCL libraries – Cabot, Houghton, Harvard-Yenching, Loeb Music, Fine Arts, and Tozzer – had items on display highlighting their collections, services, and resources. Staff from each of the participating libraries were available at their respective tables to provide parents with information about their library’s collections and services. In addition to woodcut prints from Harvard-Yenching, parents were able to view online exhibitions from Houghton Library and facsimiles of historical maps showing Cambridge, England, and Cambridge, Massachusetts, from the Harvard Map Collection. The Harvard University Archives displayed pictures of undergraduates from various eras and a summer “coat” that students wore in the 19th century, along with other items.Since expository writing classes are the one place students are guaranteed to encounter “research” in their first year, it was particularly enlightening for parents to be able to talk with Tom Jehn, Sosland Professor of the Harvard College Writing Program, about the resources students are able to call on in the libraries. Librarians from HCL and Writing Program staff have collaborated to develop a curriculum designed to help freshmen navigate the physical and online resources of Harvard’s libraries.At Widener, staff also offered tours to parents of freshmen. Hundreds gathered to walk through the Atkins Reference Room, Loker and Phillips reading rooms, and library stacks. The Gutenberg Bible on display in the Harry Elkins Widener Memorial Room drew a large crowd to the Widener rotunda.Parents Ron and Kathy Berg said the event illustrated the impressive resources available to their daughter, Jolie.“I’m impressed with the resources Harvard [College Library] has, and with the number of librarians that are taking part today,” said Ron Berg. “I didn’t know some of these libraries existed. I’m blown away by the number of resources, and I have complete confidence [my daughter] will use her time here very well.”