Snoop Dogg Premieres Hilarious ‘Planet Snoop’ Mini-Series [Watch]

first_imgBetween 2014 and 2015, Snoop Dogg and Jimmy Kimmel teamed up for a very special mini-series called “Plizzanet Earth.” In the series, Snoop narrates his reactions to the wild scenarios in the original nature documentary “Planet Earth” while getting high and learning more about the animal kingdom. The videos did so well, that over 75,000 signatures gathered in a petition entitled “Get Snoop Dogg to Narrate Whole Season of Planet Earth.” If you haven’t already, you should watch all of “Plizzanet Earth” here.Dreams were made true with the debut of “Planet Snoop,” which exclusively premiered yesterday through Merry Jane, a new media platform for cannabis culture and lifestyle. Slightly different than the original series, Merry Jane hosts “Planet Snoop” as a new documentary-series, featuring cannabis-infused commentary to the craziest viral videos on the web.The first episode features a battle between a snake and a squirrel, which Snoop suspected “an easy win for the snake.” Shocked by the outcome, he explains, “If [a squirrel] can bust a nut, you know he can bust a snake head open, no problem!”Thanks to Merry Jane, check out Episode One: “Squirrel vs. Snake”:last_img read more

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Dead & Company, LCD Soundsystem, Ween & More To Be Live Streamed From Bonnaroo

first_imgFans of couch tour, rejoice! Red Bull TV has just announced this year’s streaming lineup for Bonnaroo, and it is filled to the brim with amazing music, all viewable from the comfort of your living room.Topping the bill are headliners Dead & Company and LCD Soundsystem.  The lineup features a wide variety of artists such as Macklemore & Ryan Lewis, Death Cab For Cutie, Jason Isbell, CHVRCHES, Father John Misty and more.  Of course, many L4LM favorites will be at Bonnaroo, and several of their sets will be streamed by Red Bull, such as Ween, Lettuce, The Claypool Lennon Delirium, Charles Bradley & His Extraordinaires, Papadosio, Vulfpeck, and The London Souls.See below for a full list of bands on the lineup, and click here to access the live stream, which begins airing Thursday June 9th and 8pm and runs through the end of the weekend.last_img read more

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Phish Fan Who Went To SPAC Reported Missing By Family

first_imgA troubling report has just been released regarding one Phish fan named Jason Czech. The 39-year-old was headed to Saratoga Performing Arts Center on Friday, July 1st to catch the jam band, and was reported missing on July 4th by his family in Branford, CT. It’s unknown whether Czech has been following Phish since last weekend.Czech is described as a 6’2″, 240 pound individual with green eyes and short red hair. He was driving a 2003 Honda Civic with a CT license plate 865-SJE. According to the report via NBC Connecticut, all attempts to reach Czech have been futile thusfar.Anyone with information should call police at 203-481-4241, or the anonymous Crime Tip line at 203-315-3909. We’re hoping for all of the best with Czech and his family.last_img read more

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Electric Beethoven Makes World Debut At Terrapin Crossroads

first_imgLast night, Electric Beethoven played their first show ever at Terrapin Crossroads in San Rafael, California. Billed as the first-ever “Classical Dance Music” live band, the project is the brainchild of bassist Reed Mathis, and features a lineup that includes Jay Lane, Cochrane McMillan, Todd Stoops, and Clay Welch.With only snippets of information leaking over the last couple months, fans were finally treated to what the band describes as “CDM interpretations of Beethoven’s finest works.” It’s the perfect treat for the contemporary music enthusiast who appreciates the modern hand on some epic classics. The band heroically executed Beethoven’s entire third and sixth symphonies, “jammed the fuck out of course,” which you can begin to dissect in the video clips below: Electric Beethoven is sticking around the area, bringing a very second performance to Outside Lands as an official attraction dubbed the “Electric Beethoven Acid Test.” The sold out festival will feature the band on the GastroMagic Stage next Saturday, August 6th, at 4:00 PM. The symphonies were performed in reverse order, so the setlist from last night looks like this:Electric Beethoven @ Terrapin Crossroads 8/3/16:Set I – Beethoven’s 3rd:FinaleRebirthFuneral MarchIn Memory Of A Great ManSet II – Beethoven’s 6thShepherd’s SongThunderstormRain DanceScene By The RiverAwakening Of Happiness[Instagram clips via Kat Bazlen]last_img read more

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Giant Panda Guerilla Dub Squad Announce New Album, Listen To The Rockin’ Debut Single [Premiere]

first_imgFunky reggae artists Giant Panda Guerilla Dub Squad have just announced a brand new album release! Titled Make It Better, the Rochester, NY-based group has put together one of their finest releases yet. The new album is due out on September 16th, and sees the Dub Squad taking a new approach to writing music, working economically with busy schedules yet delivering songs with an absolute purpose. The band really does want to Make It Better, and they’re doing so with great music and positive energy.Singer/bassist James Searl spoke about the new album, saying “There is a lot of intention in this release. We had a purpose to prove to ourselves recording this album. We wanted to know that we could put our heads down and do good work fast. It was a great release artistically. It uniquely sounds the most progressive of anything we have ever done while also sounding the most like our first album.”To get you in the mood for this new album, we’re honored to premiere the first single “Live And Travel.” Written by guitarist/vocalist Dylan Savage, the song focuses on “a person’s long journey making their way home to be with loved ones. It’s a love song not only for family and those close to us, but for the nature and beauty that surrounds us everyday.”Listen to the new GPGDS single, “Live And Travel,” below!Giant Panda Guerilla Dub Squad will release Make It Better on September 16th on Rootfire Cooperative, and you can find pre-orders here! The band will be touring throughout the summer and fall, including an album release party on September 10th in their hometown of Rochester, NY. The full Make It Better tour schedule can be seen below, and you can find out more about the band on their official website.Make It Better Tour DatesAug 18: Richmond, VA – The BroadberryAug 19: Asheville, NC – New Mountain TheaterAug 20: Elkins, WV – Camp BarefootAug 21: Cincinnati, OH – Woodward TheaterSep 4: Salisbury, MA – SurfSide Salisbury BeachSep 10: Rochester, NY – AnthologySep 16: Hammonton, NJ – Camp Jam in the PinesOct 4: Cambridge (Boston), MA – Middle EastOct 5: Brooklyn, NY – Knitting Factory BrooklynOct 6: Washington, DC – Gypsy Sally’sOct 7: Harrisburg, PA – The Abbey Bar at ABCOct 8: Syracuse, NY – Westcott TheaterOct 12: Philadelphia, PA – World Cafe Live DownstairsOct 13: Albany, NY – The HollowOct 14: Ithaca, NY – The DockOct 15: Buffalo, NY – Tralf Music Hall[Photo credit: Stephen Reardon]last_img read more

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Bassnectar Announces Three-Night Run For Halloween With Great Supporting Artists

first_imgBeloved electronic musician Bassnectar has just revealed major plans to celebrate Halloween! The DJ will perform a three-night run in the Midwest, kicking off with two nights at the DeltaPlex in Grand Rapids, MI on October 28th and 29th. The Halloween performance is listed as a “Halloween Midwest Mystery Show,” with no venue listed for the performance. Bassnectar is keeping fans on their toes, promising more information about Halloween by September 6th.Some great support has been announced for all three shows, including Paper Diamond and Stooki Sound on 10/28, OPIUO and Teklife on 10/28, and G Jones and Teklife for the Mystery show on 10/31. Tickets and more information can be found here.Check out the artwork for this run below.last_img read more

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Tedeschi Trucks Band Adds Tour Dates With The North Mississippi Allstars

first_imgFresh off their astounding six-night run at The Beacon Theatre in New York, NY, the Tedeschi Trucks Band will stop at nothing for musical domination! The relentless twelve-piece already has a number of dates scheduled through 2016 and 2017, and the band keeps adding to their schedule!The newest run added to the calendar stretches from January 19th through the 25th, focusing on venues in the Midwest. The shows will feature support from The North Mississippi Allstars, so we can certainly expect to see some collaborations between the two soul-rock ensembles. Luther Dickinson has been a regular guest with TTB in recent memory, even finding his way to the Beacon to join in on a blazing rendition of “In Memory Of Elizabeth Reed.” Watch that here.The short run sees the two bands hit the Chicago Theatre for three nights, before moving to Columbus, OH and St. Louis, MO to complete the run. Tedeschi Trucks will also be performing at the Sunshine Music Festival earlier in the month, and have dates planned throughout the Southeast in 2017. The band’s full tour schedule can be found on their website.Check out the newly announced tour dates below.Tedeschi Trucks Band & North Mississippi Allstars TourJan 19 – Chicago, IL – The Chicago TheatreJan 20 – Chicago, IL – The Chicago TheatreJan 21 – Chicago, IL – The Chicago TheatreJan 23 – Columbus, OH – Palace TheatreJan 25 – St. Louis, MO – Peabody Opera Houselast_img read more

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Eric Church Cancels 25,000 Tickets Purchased By Scalpers

first_imgCountry music star Eric Church has been staunchly fighting against ticket scalping for years, but he’s made his biggest stride against them yet. In a bold move, Church voided 25,000 tickets that were purchased by scalpers, and will be reselling those tickets directly to his fans.In an AP interview, Church shows his passion for the issue. “They buy thousands of tickets across the U.S., not just mine, and they end up making a fortune,” Church said. “They use fake credit cards, fake IDs. All of this is fraud.”He’s particularly adamant about getting his tickets into the hands of his fans, and has tried numerous tactics over the years to do so. Everything from paperless tickets to fan clubs and more have certainly helped, but scalpers still find their way in.Meanwhile, Church has one of the top grossing tours in the country according to Pollstar, with an average ticket price of $60.67. His performances are marathon affairs, as he explains. “We’re doing 39-40 songs,” Church said. “I played three hours and forty minutes in Atlanta. I want the fans who are, by the last hour of the show, pulling me to the end.”Church also shows his disappointment over the lack of enforcement for the BOTS Act, which was signed into law by President Obama and criminalizes the use of ticket bot software. “They are not really backing it up with prosecuting these people,” Church said. “I don’t believe they will anytime soon.”Ticket scalping is particularly hard to enforce, and requires action on a case-by-case level in order to prove effective. If other artists take strides like Church, there may be room for reform after all.[H/T Billboard]last_img read more

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Watch Prince Collaborate With Kendrick Lamar In This Rocking Improvisational Performance

first_imgThe legend of Prince will live on for years and years to come, as we continue to find unreleased contents of his life in the most surprising of places. The musician’s talents extend far beyond his own discographies of music, having performed with greats like Miles Davis, Michael Jackson and James Brown, Tom Petty and Steve Winwood, and so, so many more. In 2014, he even held a private concert with Kendrick Lamar at his own Paisley Park Studios.Someone Drilled Open Prince’s Vault And There’s More Music Than Anyone Could Possibly ImagineThe show was completely improvised, boldly bridging a gap between funk, hip-hop, rock, and several eras of popular music. Lamar and Prince exchange verses before an all-female band, delivering a funk jam that’s so heavy, we can’t help but keep our fingers crossed for more. The inter-generational combination of artistry here is exciting, with the talents of the To Pimp A Butterfly multi-Grammy Award-winning hip-hop artist mixing so fluidly with the Purple One’s unparalleled level of funkitude. Together, they’re pretty rock-and-roll.Hopefully, somewhere deep in the files of Prince’s recently opened vault, there’s more where this came from:[vis TSIS]On Sunday, April 30, Prince, and the many incredible artists that we lost in 2016, will be honored in New Orleans during Jazz Fest for a “Funk 2016: A Tribute To Musicians We Lost” tribute concert at the Howlin’ Wolf. Prince, David Bowie, George Michael, Maurice White, Phife Dawg, and more will all be honored with musical collaborations from Michelangelo Carubba, Shira Elias, Sammi Garett, Craig Brodhead, and the entire horn section from Turkuaz, along with Joey Porter, Garrett Sayers, and Lyle Divinsky of The Motet, D.J. Williams of Karl Denson’s Tiny Universe, Danny Mayer of the Eric Krasno Band, Steveland Swatkins of Allen Stone’s band, Khris Royal and Maurice “Mobetta” Brown.The Revivalists side project RumpleSTEELskin will open the night, while Brooklyn’s own The London Souls will perform a special super-late-night performance in The Den immediately following the Fu*k 2016 tribute set. Make no mistake, this is sure to be one of the biggest throwdowns during Jazz Fest!Tickets for this special late-night performance are on sale NOW at this link!last_img read more

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Gov’t Mule Releases New Single, “Pressure Under Fire,” Off Upcoming Album [Listen]

first_imgToday, Gov’t Mule released another single off their upcoming album Revolution Come . . . Revolution Go following the release of the album’s lead single, “Dreams & Songs,” three weeks ago. In an extensive interview with guitarist Warren Haynes with Salon’s David Masciotra that doubled as the vehicle for the premiere of “Pressure Under Fire,” the guitarist notes that this latest single is an “idealistic resurrection of the ‘60s mantra” and that taps into a “feeling that should have never gone away – the feeling that compels us to try to unite and get involved.”An Emotional Warren Haynes Leads Gov’t Mule, Special Guests Hours After Gregg Allman’s DeathThe slow, mournful number reads as a plea for unity and common human understanding from the band, particularly when examining the lyrics to “Pressure Under Fire,” which makes sense considering the highly political nature of Revolution Come . . . Revolution Go. In the same interview with Haynes in Salon, the guitarist notes, when speaking on the inspiration of the album, “The political songs were written before the election. They are vantage points. Because we tour all over the country, we can see the political climate, and people are angrier and more volatile than I’ve ever seen. Anger is justifiable, but it is unhealthy when it is disrupting friendships and dividing families. I’ve never seen that before.”Gov’t Mule Welcomes Bruce Willis And More For 2000th Show In Central Park [Photos/Videos]While the lyrics of “Pressure Under Fire” are more or less overt in the band’s belief that during these times, people must learn from the mistakes of the past and seek to come together, its message is only compounded by the song’s melancholic and spacious sound and by Haynes powerful and longing vocals on the track. You can listen to the latest from Gov’t Mule below. You can also head over to Salon to read the full interview with Warren Haynes, which sees the musician talk more in-depth about this latest single, Revolution Come . . . Revolution Go, and his thoughts on politics and art.[Photo: Andrew O’Brien]last_img read more

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