Showing posts with label Saturday. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Saturday. Show all posts

Saturday, August 3, 2013

Lolla Bands On Our Radar Saturday & Sunday From Our Friends at Press Here

Saturday, August 3rd
CHERUB * Perry’s @ 12PM

Nashville’s sexy electro-pop duo, Cherub, released the 100 Bottles EP earlier this year and have been described as “…hands down THE hottest music coming out of Nashville…” by KCRW.   Their viral hit “Doses and Mimosas” that hit #1 on Hype Machine’s “most talked about songs” chart!

LOCAL NATIVES * Red Bull Sound Select @ 4:00PM

Local Natives, who are currently on their most extensive tour to date, will be making a stop at Lollapalooza in support of their latest album, Hummingbird! The band recently swung by The Late Show with David Letterman – PRESS HERE to watch their performance of“Breakers”, and PRESS HERE to watch their new music video for “You & I”.

Sunday, August 4th  

PALMA VIOLETS * Bud Light @ 1:00PM

London’s Palma Violets will be performing at Lollapalooza in support of their debut album 180, which received rave reviews around the globe and spawned a veritable summer anthem in first single “Best Of Friends.”  PRESS HERE to watch the video for “Best Of Friends”.Listen to 180 on Spotify now.


Vancouver’s own electro-dance band, Bear Mountain, have had a crazy year – they released their debut album XO via Last Gang Records, toured with Bloc Party, and their song “Congo” hit #1 on Hype Machine! PRESS HERE to watch the video for their new single “Faded.”

PHOENIX * Bud Light @ 8:30PM

Music festival favorites Phoenix are set to headline Lollapalooza this year! Following the release of their critically acclaimed albumBankrupt! and their highly lauded headlining performance at this year’s Coachella, Phoenix and their live show have become the most talked-about of the summer. PRESS HERE to watch the band’s new video for “Trying To Be Cool”.

Lolla Bands On Our Radar: Shovels & Rope: Saturday at 12:45 at the Red Bull Sound Select Stage #lolla


Shovels & Rope Lead 2013 Americana Honors & Awards Nominations For ALBUM OF THE YEAR, SONG OF THE YEAR, EMERGING ARTIST OF THE YEAR,

"Cary Ann Hearst and Michael Trent were
solid singers and songwriters on their own,
but the pairing is truly a thing of magic...”
 – Filter

Playing:  Saturday, August 3 
Red Bull Sound Select Stage

Charleston, SC's Shovels & Rope (Cary Ann Hearst & Michael Trent) will make their Lollapalooza debut Saturday, August 3 on the Red Bull Sound Select Stage (12:45-1:30pm) in support of their most critically acclaimed album, O' Be Joyful. With the release, Shovels & Rope made their network television debut on The Late Show With David Letterman, debut on Austin City Limits and debut on Billboard Heatseekers chart while receiving accolades from a wide variety of press.  NPR Music, Associated Press, Huffington Post, The Wall Street Journal, New York Times, USA Today, New York Daily News, The Washington Post, SPIN, Nylon, Filter, American Songwriter, Relix, UTNE, American Public Media, CMT, Austin American Statesman, Garden & Gun and many others have praised the duo's compelling songs and sweat soaked live performances.  Click here for highlights

This week, NPR featured Shovels & Rope in Five New Faces Of Folk saying, "On stage, South Carolina singer-songwriters Cary Ann Hearst and Michael Trent are geysers of goodwill: The husband-and-wife duo's chemistry and ramshackle playfulness make them difficult to resist. But listen to "Hail Hail," from last year's O' Be Joyful, and you'll also hear musicians for whom a smile is just one way to bare one's teeth." 

The electrifying road warriors are making their debut on the major festival circuit this year, beginning with a thrilling performance at Coachella to which the New York Times said, “Of all this afternoon’s young bands, they were the softest, but they might make the loudest crash.” They won over fans at Sasquatch, Hangout, Wakarusa, & Forecastle festivals, with upcoming festival appearances scheduled at Newport Folk Festival, Austin City Limits, Voodoo Experience.

Shovels & Rope just wrapped an opening tour for Dawes with select opening shows for Dave Matthews Band. In September, the duo will hit the road for the remainder of 2013 on a headlining tour. For tour dates and more info, visit:

Monday, March 18, 2013

INCOMING: New York Voices Jazz Festival, Saturday, April 6 in St. Charles, IL

Grammy Award Winning Group Celebrates 25th Anniversary & New CD

New York Voices Live with the WDR Big Band Cologne is Group's First Full Live Album

Just Out March 5, 2013 on Palmetto Records, the live album presents fresh arrangements of new and vintage favorites, helping to mark the 25th anniversary year of New York Voices

"From the introduction of "Baby Driver," when the New York Voices pretend they are the Woody Herman sax section, "Live With the WDR Big Band Cologne" shows this is the best vocal group in jazz."
- Bob Karlovits, Pittsburgh Tribune-Review

 "The big band arrangements, raw energy and excitement of New York Voices Live propels this elite group to another level. Of course that's not surprising when you combine four superb and talented vocalists with a world-class ensemble, the result should be, and is in this case, a sizzling vocal and instrumental experience." - Edward Blanco, All About Jazz

New York Voices - one of the premier jazz vocal groups at work today - celebrates their 25th anniversary and the release of their new Palmetto Records' CD New York Voices Live with the WDR Big Band Cologne in concert on Saturday, April 6, 2013 at the St. Charles High School Auditorium, 255 Red Gate Road, St. Charles, IL. Concert begins at 7:30 p.m. with an opening set by the St. Charles Vocal Jazz Workshop.  Admission is $20 for adults, $15 for students in advance; $25 at the door.

The concert is part of The New York Voices Jazz Festival at St. Charles North, a non-competitive invitational event open to high school and college vocal jazz groups from around the nation. A total of six high schools and six colleges will perform a 20-minute set for members of the New York Voices to be followed by a separate 30-minute clinic with one member. 

On their new CD, the Grammy Award winning vocal quartet teams with Germany's acclaimed WDR Big Band Cologne for the vocal ensemble's first full live album to be released on March 5.  New York Voices Live with the WDR Big Band Cologne presents new material and vintage favorites in richly colored big-band arrangements by lauded veteran Michael Abene. The live album resulted from a 2008 concert in Cologne, Germany, that was recorded as part of 20th-anniversary touring by the vocal quartet of Kim Nazarian, Lauren Kinhan, Darmon Meader and Peter Eldridge. Abene conducts the ace WDR  (Western German Radio) Big Band in a program of freshly conceived pop standards, artful New York Voices originals, beloved songs by Paul Simon and Annie Lennox, and such hip jazz evergreens as Oliver Nelson's "Stolen Moments."

New York Voices Live with the WDR Big Band Cologne includes three songs new to the New York Voices discography: a jazz vision of Annie Lennox's pop hit "Cold," a swinging update of the 1920s Broadway tune "Love Me or Leave Me" and a virtuoso a cappella take on Lerner & Lowe's "Almost Like Being in Love." The concert recording was preceded by a luxurious three rehearsals with Abene and the WDR Big Band, imbuing the performances with seamless ease and energized confidence. "The concert was a blast - you can hear that in the recording," says Peter Eldridge of New York Voices. "The WDR Big Band is full of great players, who can get in deep with an incredible range of music. People have always remarked on the energy of New York Voices live - and that's what this album captures in full for the first time, I think. The songs are a mix of old and new - which is apt as we come up on our 25th anniversary."

Highlights of the album include that gorgeous take on Oliver Nelson's early-'60s instrumental classic "Stolen Moments," with the lyrics of Mark Murphy. There is a virtuoso rendition of "In the Wee Small Hours of the Morning" and a hard-swinging "Darn That Dream," as well as two numbers reprised from the group's 1998 RCA studio set New York Voices Sing the Songs of Paul Simon: "Baby Driver" and "I Do It for Your Love." Then there are two originals: the moody, mellifluous "The World Keeps You Waiting" by Eldridge and Laura Kinhan; and the Chick Corea-influenced showpiece "The Sultan Fainted" by Eldridge and Meader.

New York Voices Live with the WDR Big Band Cologne reunites New York Voices with arranger-conductor Michael Abene, who produced the vocal group's very first studio album, released by GRP in 1989. Music director and principal arranger-conductor of the WDR Big Band since 2003, the Brooklyn-born Abene has a resume marked by stints with the bands of Maynard Ferguson, Buddy Rich and Mel Lewis, as well as work with singers from Liza Minnelli to B.B. King to Patti Austin. He has also composed works for Paquito D'Rivera and Holland's Metropole Jazz Orchestra.

 "Michael has a certain expressive angularity to his writing, but his arrangements swing so hard - there's a real earthiness to the sounds he gets," explains New York Voices member Darmon Meader, co-producer of the album. "Mike is an old-school cat who has really lived this idiom and really knows his band, stimulating the players with the intricacies and blends in his charts, the challenging lines. For what's ostensibly a vocal album, the big band is featured extensively - which is very exciting. And we function in the arrangements almost like another section of the band, with our four-part harmony similar to what a sax section would do. This album really reinforces the idea of New York Voices being connected to the lineage of instrumental jazz."

Celebrating their 25th anniversary in 2013, New York Voices is the Grammy Award-winning vocal ensemble renowned for their excellence in jazz and the art of group singing. Like the great jazz vocal groups that have come before, such as Lambert, Hendricks & Ross, Singers Unlimited and Manhattan Transfer, the foursome of Kim Nazarian, Lauren Kinhan, Darmon Meader and Peter Eldridge have learned from the best and taken the art form to new levels. Time Out Chicago has said of New York Voices: "We dare say there may be no better way to understand the wit and wink of jazz harmony than via these Voices."

From 1989 to 1994, New York Voices released four albums on the GRP label: New York Voices, Hearts of Fire, What's Inside and The Collection. The group has also starred on albums by the Count Basie Orchestra, Paquito D'Rivera and Jim Hall, among others. In 1998, the quartet released the RCA album New York Voices Sing the Songs of Paul Simon. Of that hit album, All Music Guide says: "The arrangements are brighter and brassier than Simon's originals, but there's a real charm to the performances that makes it a thoroughly entertaining experience." In 2001, New York Voices issued the Concord album Sing Sing Sing, featuring the group's spin on the great big-band songbook. The Los Angeles Times said of that album: "The title track quickly lays down what to expect from the balance of the program: complex, interwoven vocal lines, interactive improvising and brisk ensemble accompaniment. And revivalist swing fans - both players and listeners - would do well to check out the Voices' capacity to bring a contemporary quality to classic material without sacrificing the essence of either."

The interests of New York Voices are rooted in jazz, but the members often incorporate Brazilian, R&B, classical and pop influences. In recent years, the group has been called upon by the Boston Pops to bring a new edge to the pops orchestra circuit across the U.S. In 2007, New York Voices released the album A Day Like This via the MCG Jazz label. The quartet mixed things up again, ranging from Brazilian sounds and swinging trio numbers to a couple of big-band romps and a handful of original songs by the members. New York Voices have appeared on the world's great stages, from Carnegie Hall, the Kennedy Center and the Blue Note (in New York and Japan) to the opera houses of Vienna and Zurich, plus the North Sea Jazz Festival, the Montreal Jazz Festival and the New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival.

Wednesday, September 19, 2012

Riotfest 2012 ChiIL Live Shows Saturday Favs #photo filled feature

Saturday favorites from ChiIL Mama/ ChiIL Live Shows--Riot Fest 2012

Were you there?   Riot Fest 2012 was the best yet, with a brilliant move outdoors to gorgeous Humboldt Park.   

It was a sweet, all ages fest with a huge range of people from hard core punks to new born punk kin.

Whether you want to relive the weekend, live vicariously and see what you missed, or remember what you've forgotten, we're sorting through thousands of our original Riot Fest photos to bring you some seriously sweet recaps and band features.   

Saturday was a particularly fun day to shoot--from GWAR's blood drenched fanatics, 

to the night's fire spinners, accompanied live by Descendents and Rise Against.

For now, here are just a few of our favs from Saturday.    Check back with us early and often.   Lots more to come!!

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