Yesterday, Stevie Wonder appeared as a guest on CBS This Morning to discuss the passing of Prince who had died the day before. Wonder went in depth about the musical influences the two legends had on each other, about Prince as a genius, and about the undeniable impact he had on the world as an artist.Wonder describes Prince as “a man that did so much for the music world as well as for the consciousness of caring about people,” and continues, “The marriage of his love for music, the marriage of his love for humankind, the marriage of his love for equality, the fact that he was not afraid – he did not ever allow his dreams to be put to sleep based on fear. So when I cry, every tear is for all those various reasons.”Wonder then went on to perform the Prince classic, “Purple Rain,” explaining, “I truly can’t sing neither one of Prince’s songs, but I can just a little bit maybe…” After singing the chorus, he returns to his lap guitar for a beautiful instrumental.Watch the musical segment below:As well as the full interview:If you’re attending the New Orleans Jazz Festival this weekend, be sure to head over to the Howlin’ Wolf on Sunday, May 1st for a Michael Jackson vs. Stevie Wonder tribute show, featuring Nigel Hall, Eric “Benny” Bloom, Adam Deitch, Cory Henry, Wil Blades, and Adam Smirnoff. Also celebrating will be Zigaboo Modeliste for the 18th Annual Zigaboo’s Funk Revue, along with Sophistafunk. Tickets are available here. [H/T JamBase]
Lotus is gearing up for a two-night stand in Chicago at The Vic Theatre this coming weekend (Nov. 4th-5th). The instrumental post-rock and dance-driven group will be joined by up-and-comers Spafford, who have been on a tear recently. Without a doubt, Lotus will be kicking it into high gear this weekend in Chi-town.A serious buzz is building around Arizona-based jam powerhouse Spafford. Each show, they pick up new devoted fans as they blow away the new and often unsuspecting listeners with their improvisational prowess. Playing with a sound that is easily digestible while still pushing boundaries, the band is building a following by connecting to the special, in-the-moment energy, only found through improvisational dives.For tickets and additional show info, check out the Facebook Event Group page here.Watch Lotus Perform “Wax” Live At Red Rocks:Spafford Performs “Virtual Bean Dip > Pizza Jam > All In” in Wisconsin 9/29/16:Spafford will also be making their NYC debut on a co-bill with the Colorado based Magic Beans for two special post-Phish performances. Purchase tickets for 12/30 here, and 12/31 here.
Joe Russo’s Almost Dead has been tearing it up recently, as evidenced by their smokin’ New Orleans run at the Joy Theater on the heels of their arena debut in Colorado earlier in the month. Clearly, the group has been thinking of new ways to innovate and keep the fan experience fresh. Yesterday, the band announced their new partnership with nugs.net to allow fans to stream their live shows.Joe Russo’s Almost Dead Ends New Orleans Run With A Bang [Photos]However, to those of us who live for Almost Dead’s soundboards on archive.org, fret not. The band will continue to release their shows for free download and streaming via archive.org. “Our intent is to duplicate our “Band Released” content that currently exists on Archive.org on nugs.net as well. As we record, mix & master more shows, they too will find their traditional home on Archive as well as a new home at http://nugs.net/app/,” said a statement on Joe Russo’s Almost Dead’s Facebook page.To coincide with this announcement and to prove the group was serious about still releasing all their soundboards for free, Joe Russo’s Almost Dead released their recent New Orleans shows on May 6th and 7th from the Joy Theatre. You can take a listen below, or head over to nugs.net to take them on the go.[Photo: Dave Vann]Joe Russo’s Almost Dead | Joy Theater | New Orleans, LA | 5/6/2017Set One (10:00PM – 11:22PM): Greatest Story > Scarlet Begonias -> Help On The Way -> Slipknot! -> Fire On The Mountain, Gonesville -> Not Fade AwaySet Two (11:38PM – 12:56AM): Lost Sailor @ -> Saint Of Circumstance #, Althea -> Jam -> Truckin $ -> Tennessee Jed %Encore: BerthaNotes:@ – With a Tease from TH that I missed, but Sean thinks it was The Beatles, maybe Day Tripper?# – With “Head Over Heels” (Tears for Fears) Teases (MB & TH)$ – With Born Cross Eyed Teases (TH)% – With a “Chop Sticks” (Euphemia Allen under the pseudonym Arthur de Lulli) Tease (MB)Joe Russo’s Almost Dead | Joy Theater | New Orleans, LA | 5/7/2017Set One (10:02PM – 11:25PM): Samson & Delilah -> Jack Straw > Loser -> Vampire Blues -> Throwing Stones @ > Stella Blue # -> The Music Never Stopped $Set Two (11:57PM – 1:25AM): Ruben & Cherise % -> I Know You Rider ^ -> Let It Grow -> Tico Tico & -> Let It Grow Reprise -> Eyes Of The World $ > Dancing In The Streets * -> Franklin’s TowerEncore: Brokedown PalaceNotes:@ – With “Ticket To Ride” (The Beatles) Tease (TH), a Duo Jam, an Unknown Tease (TH & MB) & a China>Rider Transition Tease (Band)# – With a Throwin Stones Tease (SM)$ – With a Stella Blue Tease (TH)% – With a “Who Are You” (The Who) Tease (Band)^ – With a “Midnight Rider” (The Allman Brothers Band) Tease (TH)& – Zequinha de Abreu Cover (Full Title is “Tico-Tico no Fubá”), First Time Played by Almost Dead* – With a “Fame” (David Bowie) Tease (DD) & a “Don’t Stop Til You Get Enough” (Michael Jackson) Tease (MB)
[Audio: Grout]2014While the past two years have seen Spafford performing at Phoenix’s Last Exit Live, in 2014, Spafford hit the Orpheum Theater in Flagstaff, Arizona, for a special Halloween show following a Halloween-less 2013. 2014’s Halloween performance saw six cover debuts during the particularly cover-heavy set—the band only played a handful of originals, with “Weasel” working its way across the set plus lone renditions of “Leave The Light On”, “Electric Taco Stand”, and the show-closing “Walls.” Opening up with John Carpenter’s “Halloween Theme”, the band then moved through Sneaker Pimps’ “Six Underground” before landing in the triumphant and ever-crowd pleasing Legend of Zelda theme. After rotating across the Zelda and Halloween theme plus “Weasel”, the group also dropped renditions of Emerson, Lake, & Palmer’s “Lucky Man”, Don Cheek’s “Spell Yourself”, and Harry Belafonte’s “Banna Boat Song” and “Jump In The Line” before returning with the encore opening cover of Phish’s “Ghost.”Setlist: Spafford | Orpheum Theater| Flagstaff, AZ | 10/31/2014Set: Halloween Theme($) > Six Underground($@) > Legend of Zelda($) > Weasel > Halloween Theme > Weasel > Legend of Zelda > Weasel, Leave The Light On, Lucky Man($#) > Electric Taco Stand, Spell Yourself($+), Banana Boat Song(!) > Jump In The Line(!)Encore – Ghost($&) > Walls$ – First Time Played@ – Sneaker Pimps cover# – Emerson, Lake & Palmer cover+ – Don Cheek cover! – Harry Belafonte cover& – Phish cover [Video: AZ Dead]Setlist: Spafford | Last Exit Live | Phoenix, AZ | 10/31/2015Set One: My Heart Will Go On [ 1 ] > Standing Outside A Broken Phone Booth With Money In My Hand [ 2 ] > Walk On The Wild Side [ 3 ] > Standing Outside A Broken Phone Booth With Money In My Hand > All My Friends > Bee Jam > Backdoor Funk, Seven, PeopleSet Two: Banana Boat Song > Jump In The Line, Weasel > Red’s Jam > Weasel, Creep [ 4 ] > All In > My Heart Will Go On > All In > My Heart Will Go On > All InEncore: Home Sweet Home [ 5 ][ 1 ]: Celine Dion cover; [ 2 ]: Primitive Radio Gods cover; [ 3 ]: Lou Reed cover; [ 4 ]: Stone Temple Pilots cover; [ 5 ]: Motley Crüe cover [Audio: Grout]2015In 2015, Spafford again debuted numerous tunes uncharacteristic for the band, opening the show with a string of three covers to get fans in the proper Halloween spirit. Starting off a hilarious crowd-pleasing rendition of Celine Dion’s “My Heart Will Go On”, the band jammed the beloved tune made famous from Titanic into Primitive Radio Gods’ “Standing Outside A Broken Phone Booth With Money In My Hand.” This cover then moved into a fairly quick rendition of Lou Reed’s “Walk On The Wild Side” before returning to the group returned to the Primitive Radio Gods’ cover, giving it the full treatment with an extended jam clocking in at over ten minutes. The night also saw an appearance of Stone Temple Pilots’ “Creep” during the second set as well as an encore of Motley Crüe’s “Home Sweet Home”, giving a nod to their triumphant return to their hometown. 2016Last year, Spafford debuted five new tunes during their 80’s-themed Halloween show (technically 10/29) at Last Exit Live in their hometown of Phoenix, Arizona. Opening the show with the Ghostbusters theme song, the group invited saxophonist Mike Cunningham to join the band on set-closing renditions of the Herbie Hancock’s “Cantaloupe Island” and Todd Rundgren’s “Bang On The Drum All Day.” The group also managed to work in covers of Green Day’s “Longview” and Soft Cell’s “Tainted Love” among more traditional numbers from their catalog during the night’s two sets, before fully closing out the night with an encore that saw “Leave The Light On” segue into a triumphant return to the show-opening Ghostbusters theme.Setlist: Spafford | Last Exit Live | Phoenix, AZ | 10/29/2016Set One: Ghostbusters [ 1 ] > Todd’s Tots, Ain’t That Wrong, Longview [ 2 ], Backdoor Funk, Cantaloupe Island [ 3 ]Set Two: Tainted Love [ 4 ], The Reprise > Salamander Song, America > Galisteo Way > Dis Go In 5? > Galisteo Way, Bang The Drum All Day [ 5 ]Encore: Leave The Light On > Ghostbusters[ 1 ]: First Time Played; [ 2 ]: First Time Played; [ 3 ]: With: Mike Cunningham, First Time Played; [ 4 ]: First Time Played; [ 5 ]: With: Mike Cunningham, First Time Played [Audio: Jordan Fairless] With Halloween just around the corner, Spafford fans are getting amped on what surprises the beloved holiday may hold this year. This year, the Arizona quartet will be hitting New Orleans on Halloween night for a special performance at Parish @ House of Blues along with friends and supporting act Southern Avenue. Spafford has become known for their legendary jam-fueled celebrations on the spooky holiday, with the group often debuting zany, out-of-left-field covers.Spafford Announces Three-Night New Year’s Eve RunTo get excited about Spafford’s upcoming Halloween rager, let’s take a look at what special moments the band has put together during Halloweens past. You can swoop tickets to Spafford’s upcoming Halloween show here. [Audio: Troy Mustachio]2012In 2013, the band skipped Halloween. However, 2014 and 2012 more than made up for the gap in spooky festivities. Looking back over the Halloween setlists from past years, even as Spafford was coming up and not the nationally recognized rising-star jam act they are today, the band was always attentive to give fans a special performance in honor of Halloween. In 2012, the group covered the Grateful Dead’s eerie disco hit “Feel Like A Stranger” and Harry Belafonte’s “Banana Boat Song” and “Jump In The Line” (a combo that also closed the set for Halloween of 2014) during the first set. An epic show-opening “Weasel” sandwich opened set two, which saw a cover of Doug Funnie’s “Bangin’ on a Trash Can” from Nickelodeon’s Doug, as well as covers of The Refreshments’ “Banditos”, Phish’s “Wolfman’s Brother” and “Waste”, and Men At Work’s “Down Under”, plus a rendition of “Funkadelic” housing teases of Phish’s “First Tube”,“Weasel” featuring “Bangin’ On A Trash Can” from DougSetlist: Spafford | Lyzzard’s Lounge | Prescott, AZ | 10/27/2012Set One: Electric Taco Stand, All My Friends > Bee Jam > Feel Like A Stranger*, Ain’t That Wrong, Walls, Banana Boat Song#, Jump In The Line#Set Two: Weasel > Bangin’ on a Trash Can $ > Weasel, Funkadelic > In The Eyes Of Thieves, Banditos @, Wolfman’s Brother &> Down Under% > Waste &, Galisteo Way* – Grateful Dead cover; # – Harry Belafonte cover; $ – Doug Funnie cover; @ – The Refreshments cover; % – Men At Work cover; & – Phish Cover
When he’s not on tour with Turkuaz, drummer Michelangelo Carubba tends to keep busy by playing the music that he loves with his various talented friends. From his annual birthday super jam in Brooklyn, to his all-star tribute to Alanis Morissette‘s Jagged Little Pill benefitting Planned Parenthood, Carubba has established himself in the New York live music scene as a dedicated and passionate bandleader and organizer for a wide array of special performances.Turkuaz’s Michelangelo Carubba Hosts All-Star Birthday Bash [Full Audio/Photo]On November 17th, Carubba will return to American Beauty NYC for a tribute to the legendary Tom Petty featuring Turkuaz bandmates Dave Brandwein and Taylor Shell, Kung Fu keyboardist Beau Sasser, and Twiddle guitarist Mihali Savoulidis, and more. While the show had been on the books for weeks prior to Petty’s sudden passing earlier this month, the performance will now take on an added emotional weight as Carubba and company pay their respects to the fallen rock and roll icon.Below, you can read Michelangelo Carubba’s thoughts on performing the music of the late, great Tom Petty:When I booked this show in July with American Beauty, I had been on a Tom Petty kick for a month or so. My uncle Dave had given me ‘Full Moon Fever’ when I was about 6 or 7 years old, and that album changed my life. I played it non-stop for about a year. I didn’t know what it was then, but there was this appeal to his sound that just spoke to me.We were on tour last month, and I woke up to hearing my band members on the bus saying Tom Petty had suffered a heart attack and was on the verge. I was just so shocked. At the time, it didn’t compute that I even had this show to put on. I just didn’t want to lose another hero. Between 2016 and 2017, we lost a lot of legendary artists, but none of them really hit me that hard. I had what I considered a really close and personal relationship with Petty’s music. It’s sentimental to me. And as that day went on, it was confirmed that he had, in fact, passed on.Back in the summer, I had tapped my band mates Taylor Shell and Dave Brandwein to fill out the rhythm section for this show. We as Turkuaz have done special tribute sets for artists like The Talking Heads, Sly and the Family Stone, and Joe Cocker. I know Taylor and Dave always do their homework and respect the source material, and always do it justice. Knowing their personal styles as well, it was a no brainer.With all the keys work on Tom Petty’s stuff–between organ, Rhodes, and piano–my big bro Beau Sasser from Kung Fu was an obvious choice. Sasha Brown will be special guest guitarist with us, and Sasha is a damn gunslinger on the guitar, not to mention one of my best friends, so I was stoked when he was available too. Danny Mayer from Eric Krasno’s band was around that night as well, so he’s gonna play with us too.But when it came to who was going to be my Tom Petty, there was a day or two where I was kind of blanking. I knew I wanted someone who, at their artistic core, represented the same sort of values that I felt Tom had. A real story teller. Someone who could resonate with the universal message that Tom put out. Love, life, heartbreak, sadness, happiness, a sense of wonder, determination. Someone who won’t back down from living life, so to speak. Then a picture of Mihali Savoulidis popped up on my Instagram feed, and I just went, “Oh, he’s it.” I texted him right away. His response?“I have just the right hat for this occasion.”I couldn’t have been more excited to play this show when I booked it 3 months ago. His music means so much to me, as it does to the rest of the band. And now, with his sudden passing, it really turned into something special, where we could really take a look at this music, at Tom Petty’s entire body of work, and really get inside of it and play the living hell out it. Even better to do it with your best friends.Tickets for Michelangelo Carubba & Friends’ “Don’t Do Me Like That” Tom Petty tribute are moving quickly. Grab yours today and join in this emotional celebration of one of rock and roll’s greatest talents.***Tickets are available here***[Cover Photo by Capacity Images]
[Photo: Christian Stewart] STS9 just wrapped up their Enceladus tour, rounding out an extensive tour in celebration of their 20th year as a band. Earlier in the week, the band shared a behind-the-scenes video of one of their soundchecks to promote their “Supernova” soundchecks, part of the band’s VIP packages in which they welcome a small group of fans before each show. During these special open soundchecks, the band both improvises and takes requests from fans. You can check out a video from one of these special fan soundchecks below, courtesy of the band.Members Of Umphrey’s, Tribe, & The Motet To Perform Special Jazz Set At Dominican HolidazeSTS9 Surprises Fans By Playing Unannounced ‘Artifact’ Set On Their 20th Anniversary [Video/Photo]STS9 will be offering access to “Supernova” soundchecks as part of their VIP experience for their upcoming four-night California New Year’s Eve run. In addition to access to soundchecks, fans who purchase the VIP experience are also offered meet-and-greets with the band, signed gear, and more. Check out more details about the CID packages here, and go to STS9’s website for tickets to their upcoming New Year’s Eve run.
John Butler Trio will return to North America when the band embarks on a 21-date tour later this year. The Australian rockers last visited this side of the world when they played their first North American tour in more than two years during the summer of 2017.John Butler Trio will kick off their outing on June 7th with a show at Crossroads KC in Kansas City. The group will then play a number of gigs out west and in Canada before swinging through parts of the Midwest and Northeast over the course of the next six weeks. Among those dates will be a stop at the famed Red Rocks Amphitheatre in Morrison, Colorado, on June 10th that will include support from Australian “one woman band” Tash Sultana. Fellow Australians Mama Kin Spender will also open for John Butler Trio for the duration of their North American tour.Jonh Butler Trio’s most recent album, Flesh & Blood, was released in early 2014. The band hasn’t revealed any details for their long-awaited seventh LP, but they have announced their plans to debut some songs from the forthcoming release when they tour Australia in March.Pre-sale tickets for John Butler Trio’s 2018 North American tour will be available on February 7th. Tickets will go on sale to the general public on March 2nd.John Butler Trio North American Tour Datesall dates with special guest Mama Kin SpenderJune 7 – Kansas City, MO @ Crossroads KCJune 8 – Papillion, NE @ Sumtur AmphitheaterJune 9 – Boulder, CO @ Boulder Theater*June 10 – Morrison, CO @ Red Rocks Amphitheater^June 13 – Flagstaff, AZ @ Orpheum TheaterJune 14 – Phoenix, AZ @ The Van BurenJune 15 – West Hollywood, CA @ TroubadourJune 16 – San Diego, CA @ House of BluesJune 18 – Santa Barbara, CA @ GranadaJune 19 – Sacramento, CA @ The CrestJune 21 – Portland, OR @ The Crystal BallroomJune 22 – Portland, OR @ The Crystal BallroomJune 27 – Vancouver, Canada @The OrpheumJune 29 – Edmonton, Canada @ Winspear CentreJuly 3 – Fargo, ND @ Fargo TheatreJuly 7 – St. Louis, MO @ The PageantJuly 8 – Cleveland, OH @ House of BluesJuly 11- Brooklyn, NY @ Brooklyn BowlJuly 12 – Albany, NY @ The EggJuly 13 – Portland, ME @ State TheatreJuly 14 – Hampton, NH @ Hampton Beach Ballroom*John Butler Trio only^with special guest Tash Sultana
[Audio: Recorded, edited and seeded by Michael Buzzeo; Uploaded by JamBuzz]If you like Taz, you can catch him during Jazz Fest at Z-Funk: A Tribute To Led Zeppelin & Parliament Funkadelic featuring Michelangelo Carubba & Shira Elias (Turkuaz), Roosevelt Collier, Brandon “Taz” Niederauer, Steve Swatkins (Allen Stone), Rob Walker (The Main Squeeze), Chris Bullock & Mike “Maz” Maher (Snarky Puppy) at The Maison in New Orleans on Sunday, April 29th. For more info, click here; to purchase tickets, click here; and for our full guide to Jazz Fest late nights, click here. Last night, in celebration of Easter Sunday, NBC continued their recent trend of live stage musical broadcasts with a newly adapted production of Jesus Christ Superstar starring John Legend as JC, Sara Bareilles as Mary Magdalene, Alice Cooper as King Herod, and an immensely talented group of performers to round out the cast.While several highly touted live TV musicals have aired over the last several years, this new adaptation of Andrew Lloyd Webber‘s cult classic 1970 rock opera was the first to be filmed in front of a large live audience with live musical accompaniment. The teleplay was staged at Marcy Armory and has received rave reviews, with virtually every review noting the palpable energy afforded to the performance by the live audience and accompaniment.One particular member of the backing band will look familiar to Live For Live Music’s readers: young guitar wizard Brandon “Taz” Niederauer, who served as a featured soloist during a number of the show’s songs (including its opening number), augmenting the guitar work of band members Tim Quick and Dylan Kondor (pictured above).Taz, of course, has plenty of experience working with the decorated Andrew Lloyd Webber. He originated the role of Zack Mooneyham in the Broadway production of School of Rock: The Musical (music by Webber), and recently made a ripping guest appearance at the special 30th-anniversary performance of Webber’s 1986 hit musical Phantom of the Opera.You can check out a couple of Taz’s appearances below. You can watch all the musical numbers from Jesus Christ Superstar Live! via the NBC YouTube page):Jesus Christ Superstar Overture with Brandon “Taz” Niederauer“Damned for All Time/Blood Money” with Brandon “Taz” NiederauerJesus Christ Superstar wasn’t Taz’s only big show this past weekend. He also performed a Jimi Hendrix tribute show at Garcia’s at The Capitol Theatre the previous night, billed as the 50th anniversary of Jimi’s iconic record, Electric Ladyland (1968). Listen to full-show audio of the performance below:Brandon “Taz” Niederauer – Jimi Hendrix Tribute – Full Audio – 3/31/18
On Saturday, May 19, 2018, Miami Beach was treated to a very special evening with keyboardist Marco Benevento. Benevento was the man of the hour for the Rhythm Foundation’s 30th-anniversary fundraiser at the Gleason Room at The Fillmore Miami Beach. Benevento’s last solo project performance in Miami took place in January 2016 as part of the Rhythm Foundation’s Seaside Sessions series, so patrons and organizers already knew it would be a night to remember. The show was originally scheduled to take place outdoors at the North Beach Bandshell, but a forecast of heavy rain resulted in a venue change.The Rhythm Foundation, a non-profit organization formed in 1988, “seeks to increase global awareness through the presentation of live music as well as build and strengthen the diverse communities in South Florida through consistent shared cultural experiences.” Artists from all over the world and a plethora of genres have performed by way of the organization. Located in the colorful, cultural melting pot of Miami Beach, a focus has been placed on Latin American-, Caribbean-, and European-flavored bands. Benevento’s unique and energetic style, which blends sounds from all over the globe, was a perfect fit for the culturally diverse event.The poor weather did not put a damper on the event what-so-ever; the Gleason Room provided the perfect ambiance for the festivities. The evening began with a two-hour cocktail party, which included an open bar, hors-d’oeuvres from local favorite Taquiza, music by local DJ Benton, and an impressive silent auction. Hot ticket auction items were donated from popular business from all over the surrounding area. Auction items included a signed copy of Benevento’s recent 10th anniversary re-issue of his first solo album Invisible Baby; music-related artwork from well-known, local artist Lebo; hotel weekend packages at 4 and 5 star resorts; dinners at top-rated restaurants, including local music supporting restaurants 3rd & 3rd and Farmer’s Table; and packages from the area’s best wellness establishments (Float8, Yoga Journey, and The Salt Suite).Benevento and his bandmates, bassist Karina Rykman and drummer Andy Borger, came in smoking hot after a recent two night stand of late nights in New Orleans during Jazz Fest (in addition to Benevento’s two night stand with Joe Russo’s Almost Dead and a late night performance with Worship My Organ). The trio warmed up the crowd with the groovy, seven-part journey of songs comprising “The Story of Fred Short,” showcasing their impressive range of talent. The festive dance party continued with “Greenpoint”, an instrumental, downtempo track from the album Between the Needles & Nightfall.A spacey, jammed out instrumental version of The Knife’s “Heartbeats”, a song that truly hit the indie map when Jose Gonzales covered it on his 2006 debut album Veneer, came next. The true bust out of the evening was a cover of the Butthole Surfers’ “Pepper,” with both Benevento and Rykman on vocals. Synthpop, crowd favorites “Limbs of a Pine” and “At the Show” rounded out the high energy set, with everyone in the house dancing and singing along. As always, Benevento had the crowd mesmerized during the entire performance.You can check out the full audio recording of the show, along with some video clips, compliments of CHeeSeHeaD PRoDuCTioNS.Full Audio[Audio: CHeeSeHeaDPRoDuCTioNS]“Dropkick” through to “At The Show”[Video:CHeeSeHeaDPRoDuCTioNS]Setlist: Marco Benevento | Gleason Room at The Fillmore | Miami Beach, FL | 5/19/2018Setlist: Intro: The Story of Fred Short*. Seven Twenty Two*. Walking With Tyrone*. Live A Certain Life*. Stay In Line*. I Can’t See The Light*. Follow The Arrow*. Greenpoint. Heartbeats.** Dropkick. The Real Morning Party. Pepper***. Limbs of a Pine.E: At The Show.*First 7 Songs: “The Story of Fred Short” (side B of the album, The Story of Fred Short)**The Knife cover (instrumental)***Butthole Surfers coverBand: Marco Benevento (keys, vocals), Karina Rykman (bass, vocals), Andy Borger (drums)
The Sydney Opera House, one of the most distinctive and well-known buildings in the world, was illuminated in awe-inspiring fashion this weekend. Beginning on May 25th, the opera house was cast in 3D projections mapped to its universally recognizable facade and synced to an ethereal soundtrack produced in part by Eprom, along with UK producer Air Max ’97, and Canadian producer x/o. The display, which will run multiple times nightly through June 16th, is part of the Vivid Sydney Light Festival, which brings various luminous wonders to the Australian waterfront city.According to Billboard, the 15-minute audiovisual display, dubbed METAMATHEMAGICAL, was spearheaded by multi-discipline artist Jonathan Zawada, who also designed the cover art for Flume‘s award-winning 2016 album, Skin.Digitally mapped 3D projections have become increasingly popular in recent years, but the boundaries of the technology are still being pressed. With the unusual structure and shape of the Sydney Opera House as a canvas, the artists were able to take it to some truly incredible places. As Eprom notes, “The installation will play as part of Sydney’s Vivid festival, as versicolored 3D images transform the sails of the Opera House into something entirely otherworldly.”Strap in an watch the amazing video below via Eprom (skip to 13:30 for the start of the show)… You may have seen a light show projected on a building before, but you’ve definitely never seen anything quite like this.[H/T Billboard]