Listen To Dopapod’s Dreamy New Tune, “Starfish”, Off Upcoming Album, ‘MEGAGEM’

first_imgIn early September, Dopapod had surprising news for fans with the announcement of a new album and a large string of new tour dates ahead of an unexpected yearlong hiatus. Dopapod’s new album, MEGAGEM, is due out on October 27th, marking the band’s fifth studio release. In promotion of this latest studio effort, Dopapod will be touring across the country, with their fall tour kicking off on October 26th at Theater of Living Arts in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, and spanning through to New Year’s Eve—the group will ring in 2018 with a two-night run in the Northeast starting on December 30th at the Fete Ballroom in Providence, Rhode Island, and finishing up on December 31st at Paradise in the band’s hometown of Boston, Massachusetts.EXCLUSIVE: Dopapod’s Rob Compa Talks Allman Brothers, Phish, And Future Dopapod PlansDopapod’s hiatus struck many fans by surprise. In the recent weeks since the announcement, the band has clarified the motivations behind their yearlong break, noting that the sabbatical was inspired by the TED Talk, “The Power of Time Off.” After seven years as road dogs, the idea of a break resonated with the members of the band, feeling that the year off would help sustain the longevity of the project and allow its members to focus on self-care.As keyboardist and singer/songwriter Eli Winderman elaborated, “Every seven years this guy closes his design firm and everyone who works for the company works on their own projects for the year. When they come back, everyone is inspired and working with a newfound sense of excitement.” He continued, “It’s a balance, making sure that you have a well-rounded life. Otherwise, it’s just not enjoyable, and you’re only thinking about one thing or the other thing. One side of your life fuels the other side, and if you don’t have a personal life, you don’t have any gas in the tank, emotionally or spiritually, for the music to have any substance.”However, Dopapod is all-systems-go right now ahead of the break, particularly as they look to the end of the month and beyond when MEGAGEM is released and the group’s extensive fall tour kicks off. Today, the group has released a brand-new track off their upcoming studio release, the album closer, “Starfish”, which Huffington Post premiered. The tune has a dreamy quality to it, opening to ethereal and sparse keys before this lightness is contrasted with the appearance of heavier, constant drums. As the tune unfolds, Winderman takes on vocal duties, with his voice simultaneously wistful and confident.You can listen and read the lyrics to “Starfish” off Dopapod’s upcoming MEGAGEM below. You can pre-order MEGAGEM on iTunes now, and check out Dopapod’s upcoming 2017 tour dates under the video. [Photo: Dave Vann]Lyrics to Dopapod’s “Starfish”We take a stare into the darkWe’ll never find a better time to startSomething has to give a signEventually our paths alignI know that there will come a timeWhen everything will all be fineDon’t take me there don’t cut the lineCause I’ll be there inside my mindDopapod Upcoming 2017 Tour DatesOct 26 — Philadelphia, PA — Theater of Living ArtsOct 27 — New York, NY — Irving PlazaOct 28 — New Haven, CT — College Street Music HallOct 29 — Burlington, VT — Higher Ground BallroomOct 31 — Saratoga Springs, NY — Putnam DenNov 01 — Buffalo, NY — Buffalo Iron WorksNov 02 — Ann Arbor, MI — The Blind PigNov 03 — Kalamazoo, MI — Bells Eccentric Cafe Back RoomNov 04 — Indianapolis, IN — The Vogue TheatreNov 07 — Iowa City, IA — Gabe’sNov 08 — Minneapolis, MN — Skyway TheatreNov 09 — Milwaukee, WI — Turner HallNov 10 — Chicago, IL — Park WestNov 11 — Cincinnati, OH — Bogart’sNov 12 — Morgantown, WV — 123 Pleasant StreetNov 15 — Richmond, VA — The NationalNov 16 — Raleigh, NC — Lincoln TheatreNov 17 — Asheville, NC — Salvage StationNov 18 — Atlanta, GA — Variety PlayhouseNov 19 — Charleston, SC — Charleston PourhouseNov 30 — Ft. Collins, CO — Aggie TheatreDec 01 — Denver, CO — Bluebird TheaterDec 02 — Denver, CO — Bluebird TheaterDec 05 — Fayetteville, AR — George’s Majestic LoungeDec 07 — Lexington, KY — Cosmic CharliesDec 08 — Columbus, OH — Woodlands TavernDec 09 — Columbus, OH — Woodlands TavernDec 10 — Columbus, OH — Woodlands TavernDec 13 — Pittsburgh, PA — Rex TheaterDec 14 — Washington, D.C. — Gypsy Sally’sDec 15 — Stroudsburg, PA — Sherman TheaterDec 16 — Syracuse, NY — The Wescott TheaterDec 30 — Providence, RI — Fete BallroomDec 31 — Boston, MA — Paradiselast_img read more


You Can Now Own Trey Anastasio’s Hudson Valley Home For A Measly $2.3M [Photos]

first_img[via Realtor.com][Cover photo (Trey) via Dave Vann from Magnaball] Back in 2015, Phish guitarist Trey Anastasio put his Palisades, NY home on the market for $2,995,000. Anastasio bought the house in 2009 from Sopranos actress Lorraine Bracco, nestled in the pristine Snedens Landing neighborhood that is known for its “star-studded history” as a “haven for the rich and famous,” according to Realtor.com. Now, after finishing up a four-night run at Madison Square Garden to close out 2017, the Anastasio family has slashed the price by $700K down to $2.3 million.The 2,120-square-foot “Cliff House” is a three-bedroom, 2.5-bathroom, 1960 home built upon two acres of pristine land in the Hudson Valley. With waterfront views from every room in the house, and only 25 minutes from downtown New York City, the property is “filled with mature trees and eagles soaring overhead.” The home, purchased by Anastasio at $2.7 million, was listed for $4.4 million in 2004.While Anastasio didn’t comment on the home, the agent Richard Ellis certainly spoke at length about the property when it was first listed in 2015:“Cliff House is an extraordinary Hudson riverfront home located next to 2,500 acres of pristine, riverfront parkland, and only 25 minutes to New York City… the home is completely private and offers a Mid-Century vibe. Lots of fireplaces, decks, and a great yard that feels like you’re sitting in a park, looking out at the river. You even get your own private, rocky cove on the Hudson. A perfect getaway.”Check out the article about the property on Realtor.com, and check out the available photos below.last_img read more


Celebrate Bill Kreutzmann’s Birthday With Memorable Moments From His Legendary Career

first_imgOn May 5th, 1965, a young drummer named Bill Kreutzmann took the stage two days before his 19th birthday with a new little jug band called The Warlocks for their first-ever gig at a pizza parlor in Palo Alto, CA. That band would eventually change its name to the Grateful Dead and go on to become one of the most musically and culturally influential bands of all time. Today, as we celebrate Kreutzmann’s birthday today, we take a look back at some of our favorite Billy moments from years past.As one-half of the Dead’s legendary two-piece rhythm section (along with Mickey Hart), Kreutzmann helped define the role of the jam band drummer by both propelling the full band’s improvisations and taking the audience on a percussion-only journey with a nightly “Drums” segment. Check out this video of one of our favorite “Drums”, from Halloween 1980 at Radio City Music Hall.[Video: Music Vault]Though many years have passed, Bill and Mickey—also known as the Rhythm Devils—are just as creative and inventive as ever. If you need proof, take a listen to this mind-blowing “Drums” from Dead & Company’s July 30th, 2016, show at Shoreline Amphitheatre with help from Oteil Burbridge and a famous fan—NBA legend Bill Walton.[Video:  MrTopdogger]Even since Jerry Garcia’s untimely passing in 1995, Kreutzmann has continued to tour heavily, keeping the spirit and music of the Grateful Dead alive with a variety of outfits including The Other Ones, The Dead, The Rhythm Devils, and Dead & Company. Watch Kreutzmann perform with one of his newest solo project creations, Billy & the Kids, at Red Rocks in 2015.[Video: Samwise Gamgee]Bill has also been known to make surprise appearances when the mood strikes him, from inconspicuously joining a street performer’s drum jam in San Francisco to jumping in with an unwitting Wes Williams Band for an emotional performance of  “Scarlet Begonias” in New Orleans.In addition to his musical prowess, Billy has proven to be a highly entertaining historian for the band. In his 2015 memoir Deal: My Three Decades of Drumming, Dreams, and Drugs with the Grateful Dead, Kreutzmann goes into gritty detail about the band’s long, strange trip. Ever hear about the time they dosed the camera crew with LSD during the taping of their guest appearance on Hugh Hefner’s “Playboy After Dark” show? Watch Bill tell the hilarious story on Conan.[Video: Team Coco]Happy birthday, Billy! Here’s to many more years worth of music and memories!last_img read more


PHOTOS: Jazz Fest’s Final Weekend Continues With The Revivalists, Dumpstaphunk, Cage The Elephant

first_imgPhoto: Jeffrey Dupuis New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival’s second weekend continued on Saturday following Jazz Fest’s affectionately-known “Locals Thursday” and a Friday lineup featuring headlining spots from Beck, Sheryl Crow, and LL Cool J featuring DJ Z-Trip.On Saturday, the Jazz Fest fairgrounds saw performances from Aerosmith, Cage The Elephant, The Revivalists, John Deacon, Dumpstaphunk, Kermit Ruffins, Better Than Ezra, The Lost Bayou Ramblers, Corey Henry & Treme Funktet, The Lee Boys, Cowboy Mouth, Boyfriend, Jupiter & Okwess, Astral Project, Pigeon Town Steppers, Big Chief Bo Dollis Jr. & The Wild Magnolias, and a slew of other local and national acts.The 2018 edition of the New Orleans Jass & Heritage Festival wraps up today, Sunday, May 6th. You can check out photos from the Friday of the second weekend of New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival 2018 below, courtesy of photographer Jeffrey Dupuis.If you’re up for one more late night in New Orleans, Live For Live Music has a pair of incredible tribute shows on tap for this evening, Sunday, May 6th, at Maison. At 10pm is a very special Herbie Hancock Tribute featuring Joey Porter and Garrett Sayers [The Motet], Ryan Zoidis [Lettuce], and Robert “Sput” Searight and Nate Werth [Snarky Puppy]. Later, at 2am, members of The Motet, Turkuaz, Snarky Puppy, the Main Squeeze and more will pay tribute to Prince with the Purple Parth.For tickets to both events, head here. Photo: New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival | Fair Grounds Race Course | New Orleans, LA | 5/4/2018 | Credit: Jeffrey Dupuis Photo: Jeremy Dupuis Load remaining imageslast_img read more


The Revivalists Announce New Studio Album, ‘Take Good Care’, Due Out In November

first_imgAfter much speculation, The Revivalists have finally announced their brand-new and long-awaited studio album, which is titled Take Good Care and due out on November 9th via Loma Vista Recordings. During the group’s sold-out show at the iconic Red Rocks Amphitheatre last night, the New Orleans-based band first broke the news to fans, who have been eagerly awaiting a follow-up to 2015’s Men Amongst Mountains.As noted in a press release,Marked by songwriting that is both intensely personal and also an escape, Take Good Care is brimming with sonic complexity, celebration, and catharsis. Sometimes raising more questions than answers, it is a reflection of the up-and-down journey of life that we’re all on together. For the first time, The Revivalists recorded and co-wrote with multiple producers and writers, enlisting the talents of Dave Cobb [Sturgill Simpson, Chris Stapleton], Andrew Dawson [Kanye West, Fun., Sleigh Bells], and Dave Bassett [Elle King, Vance Joy] for sessions in New Orleans as well as Nashville, where they recorded at the iconic RCA Studio B, soaking up the aura of one of the most storied studios in music.The Revivalists’ upcoming 14-track LP is currently available for pre-order, in addition to instant downloads of hit single “All My Friends” and fan-favorite live staple “You And I” off the forthcoming Take Good Care. Furthermore, the band is currently on the road to hype their new studio effort, with a mix of upcoming headlining dates and fall festivals on their calendar, which is listed below. For more information about Take Good Care or for ticketing, head to the band’s website here.Take Good Care Tracklist:1. Otherside2. All My Friends3. Change4. Got Love5. Next To You6. You Said It All7. Oh No8. You and I9. Hate To Love You10. Future11. When I’m With You12. Celebration13. Some People Say14. Shoot You DownView All TracksThe Revivalists Upcoming 2018 Tour Dates:September 15                   Atlanta, GA @ Music Midtown 2018 at Piedmont ParkSeptember 22                   East Aurora, NY @ Borderland Music FestivalSeptember 27                   Louisville, KY @ Iroquois AmphitheatreSeptember 28                   Indianapolis, IN @ Garfield ParkSeptember 29                   Kansas City, MO @ KC Power & LightOctober 2                           Pittsburg, PA @ Stage AEOctober 3                           Columbus, OH @ Express LiveOctober 5                           Black Mountain, NC @ Marcus Kind Band Family Reunion @ PigsahOctober 6                           Bloomingburg, NY @ Catskills Wine & Food FestivalOctober 20                        Dallas, TX @ Toyota Stadium National Soccer Hall of FameOctober 26                        New Orleans, LA @ Voodoo Music & Arts ExperienceOctober 28                        Live Oak, FL @ Suwanee HulaweenView All Tour Dateslast_img read more


Lake Street Dive Announces January 2019 Tour Dates

first_imgToday, Lake Street Dive has announced a number of new tour dates in January 2019 in support of their new album, Free Yourself Up, with support from Mikaela Davis. The Boston-native, Brooklyn-based band has been on a tear in 2018, performing over 80 shows thus far including a successful headlining gig at Red Rocks Amphitheatre and dozens of sold-out shows across the country. The group also recently announced a three-night, two-city New Year’s Eve run to cap off 2018.The newly announced Lake Street Dive shows span from January 4th to January 25th, with the tour kicking off with shows in Norfolk, Virginia, on January 4th and Carrboro, North Carolina, on January 5th. By way of a stop in Columbia, South Carolina, on January 7th, the group will head south for stops in Charlotte, North Carolina; Athens, Georgia; and Charleston, South Carolina from the 10th through 12th. After a show in Macon, Georgia, on January 14th, the band will begin a five-night run through Florida from January 15th through 21st. To close out their new January plans, the band will stop in Birmingham, Alabama, on January 23rd before a closing out the tour with a two-night run in Louisiana including shows in Lafayette on January 24th and New Orleans on January 25th.Tickets for Lake Street Dive’s newly announced January 2019 tour dates go on sale on Friday, October 5th. For more information and ticketing, head to the band’s website here.last_img read more


Tim Carbone’s New Side Project Cedar Sparks Shares Debut Single “Gathering Song” [Listen]

first_imgRailroad Earth’s Tim Carbone recently formed a new side project Cedar Sparks with Lewis & Clarke’s multi-instrumentalist Lou Rogai.Cedar Sparks recently wrapped up their recording of a new EP inspired by Easton, Pennsylvania’s last public hanging in 1833. They are also working on a new full-length album.Ahead of their upcoming full-length studio effort and EP, Cedar Sparks have shared their debut single, “Gathering Song”. Carbone and Rogai recorded the song last month at Delaware Water Gap, Pennsylvania’s Mixolydian Studios. The duo was joined by double bassist Julian Rogai, keyboardist Damian Calcagne, drummer Jeff Barg, and vocalist Regina Sayles.“Gathering Song” is an all-inclusive holiday anthem of community and togetherness. According to band’s description, Carbone and Rogai were inspired by seasonal depression, the commodification of Christmas, as well as the classic 1946 film It’s A Wonderful Life and the predicament of the main character and protagonist George Bailey. “It’s A Wonderful Life remains a pillar of the season which stands the test of time and reminds us to keep perspective,” reads a portion of a statement accompanying the release of “Gathering Song.”Listen to Cedar Sparks’ new single “Gathering Song” below:Cedar Sparks – “Gathering Song”[Video: Cedar Sparks – Topic]For upcoming tour dates and more information on the newly formed project, keep an eye out on the band’s Facebook page here.[H/T JamBase]last_img read more


Rappaport fellows get hands-on government experience in Greater Boston

first_imgAs a group of Boston-area graduate students discovered this summer, there is truth in the adage that if you want to change the world, you can start in your own backyard.Jennifer Vorse and Michael Zakaras (both M.P.P. ’11) were among 13 students from Harvard graduate schools, Boston University, Tufts, and MIT who worked for state and local officials as Rappaport Public Policy Fellows this summer. Now in its tenth year, the fellows program has given over 100 graduate students the opportunity to help public officials in the region address a variety of key issues. Fellows are selected and paid by Harvard Kennedy School’s Rappaport Institute for Greater Boston, but work full time for state or local officials.Vorse and Zakaras were among five Rappaport fellows working in Boston mayor Thomas Menino’s office this summer. Four of those fellows worked primarily on the city’s Circle of Promise initiative — an ambitious, new cross-departmental effort to support educational achievement, family self-sufficiency, and community stability for students and families in some of Boston’s most disadvantaged neighborhoods.Vorse found the initiative’s holistic approach to community development to be especially appealing and important. “While public policy issues are sometimes segmented into separate issues and departments, I believe that many of the most compelling policy challenges we face lie at the intersection of several issues,” Vorse says.But a multi-disciplinary, cross-department effort isn’t simple. “The sheer scale and ambition of the project was a challenge,” says Zakaras. “Taking initiative and not waiting for direction was one of our most important decisions.” Zakaras was pleased that at the end of the summer the Rappaport fellows were able to give city officials materials describing a potential comprehensive strategy for the Circle of Promise, as well as a series of specific next steps and deliverables for the coming year.David Luberoff, executive director of the Rappaport Institute, notes that what was unique about the experience of Zakaras and Vorse was that their work was “an interesting window into the moment when you translate a big idea into component pieces.”Overall, the summer was a tremendous learning experience, according to Zakaras. “The fellowship gave me something that my studies could not: a close-up look at how policy is shaped at the city level,” he says. “It gave me a feel for what it’s like to work in government – both the good and bad – which is especially helpful as I consider where I want to find myself after I graduate.”The Rappaport Institute is accepting applications for the 2011 Rappaport Public Policy Fellowships from any graduate student in greater Boston who will be returning to school in fall 2011. A University-wide entity housed at the Kennedy School, the institute strives to improve the governance of the region by strengthening connections between scholars, students, officials, and civic leaders. It was founded and funded by the Phyllis and Jerome Lyle Rappaport Charitable Foundation, which promotes emerging leaders in Greater Boston.last_img read more


HMS Center for Primary Care hires six faculty, announces two new programs

first_img Read Full Story The Center for Primary Care, which was created in 2010 by Harvard Medical School to address the current crisis in primary care with innovative solutions, announced today two new programs, The Abundance Agents of Change program and the Crimson Care Collaborative. As it continues its dramatic growth, the center also announced the appointment of six new faculty members.“We are growing in leaps and bounds, underscoring the urgency of the center’s work and the need for innovation and change in primary care,” said Russell Phillips, director of the Center for Primary Care. “The ongoing crisis in primary care demands imaginative solutions. As we work to develop and implement these solutions, we will continue to add to our growing list of programs and staff.”Through the Agents of Change Program, HMS student leaders will develop a student-led incubator for innovative ideas and products for improving access to health care and health outcomes, particularly for socioeconomically disadvantaged individuals. The program was made possible by a donation from The Abundance Foundation.The grants will invest in the ideas generated through partnerships between Harvard Medical School students, community health centers, physicians-in-training from Harvard-affiliated hospitals, and students at other Harvard University graduate schools.The center also announced a new partnership with the Crimson Care Collaborative (CCC), a network of HMS student-designed and student and faculty collaborative practices which give students clinical experience during the first two years of medical school and opportunities to learn about systems based care.last_img read more


A musical gift

first_imgEach year at this time, Harvard’s Memorial Church presents members of the University community and beyond with the gift of song.For more than a century, the church’s Harvard University Choir has performed two Christmas carol services that include readings by the clergy, and a mix of traditional and contemporary carols and hymns sung by both the choir and congregation.“It’s a beautiful part of the holiday season, and an important offering that the church gives to the community,” said Edward Jones, the Gund University organist and choirmaster who has led the service for the past decade. “We are now in our 103rd annual performance. As far as we know, it’s the oldest continually running carols service in America.”Though its overall format has remained largely unchanged since it began, the service regularly blends the old with the new, weaving favorite carols in with newer works, including an annual commissioned song. This year’s services will premier three new carols. These include a work by Carson Cooman, the church’s composer in residence, based on a Shaker text, along with a larger work by the composer and Boston University lecturer Mary Montgomery Koppel, based on a 15th century Latin text about the Mary and the Christ child.“I think one of the important things about Christmas is to keep it anchored in the traditional while, I believe, very importantly making it new every year with the inclusion of new carols,” said Jones.In addition to offering members of the community a chance to raise their voices, the free service also offers a chance to give back. Each year the choir solicits donations for a local charity during the performances.“I think of it as a service that lasts beyond the two nights,” said Jim Lawson, who has been active in the church for the past 25 years. “The choral service is one of those great gifts that continue to give throughout the coming year.”Another highlight is the singing of the Austrian hymn “Silent Night,” composed by Franz Gruber in 1818. Singing in both German and English, said Jones, commemorates the impromptu truce between British and German troops who put down their guns as World War I raged on Christmas Eve, 1914, and joined in song, including “Silent Night.” The performance is fitting, given the church’s history. The building was dedicated in 1932 in honor of the University’s dead from that war.“You just get goose bumps” while listening to “Silent Night,” said Judith Sizer, a parishioner for almost 20 years. “It’s just an amazing experience.”But the members of the audience aren’t the only ones who eagerly look forward to the service in the ornate church, which is festively lit and decorated with rows of colorful poinsettias.“I love the carols service. It’s my favorite thing that we do all year,” said Jasmine Miller ’13, who has sung with the choir since her freshman year. “It’s just a wonderful thing to have so many members of the community come together — people from the Harvard community, people from the Cambridge community. … It’s just wonderful to be able to share music, and share faith, too, in that space. And of course, the music is fun to sing. Everyone loves Christmas carols.”This year, two other important voices will be added to the services on Sunday at 5 p.m. and Monday at 8 p.m. The church’s new Fisk organ, Opus 139 in the rear gallery, will make its carols service debut, as will Jonathan L. Walton, the new Pusey Minister and Plummer Professor of Christian Morals.“This year is a special year,” said Jones.“I can’t wait to go [to the service] this year,” said Sizer, “because I will be able to be part of the service, but also to see how it’s going to be evolving with our new minister.”last_img read more