Ultra Music Festival will be only one weekend this year, due to complaints from the city. Because of this, Early Bird tickets for Ultra Music Festival sold out, crashing the server, in less than 5 minutes at $149.95. There were over 200,000 people waiting to buy tickets in the online queues according to the festival. After a “technical blip with the ticketing servers,” an extra set of early bird tickets were put on sale at 4:30PM and sold out in another 5 minutes. The ticketing site switched to Advanced Tickets at $274.95. Those too have now sold out and now GA tickets are 3x the price as yesterday at a staggering $399.95 (before taxes and fees) and VIP tickets are $859.95 (before taxes and fees). Taxes and fees come out to $90.00 for GA tickets and $190.oo making the tickets $489.95 for GA and $1049.95.After you sell your soul, buy tickets here.
Atlanta’s Piedmont Park will host the star studded 2014 Music Midtown Festival. The festival, now celebrating its 21st year, will take place September 19 and 20, with names like John Mayer, Eminem, Jack White, and Atlanta’s own Zac Brown Band as headliners. The initial list of performers has been released, and among the headliners are some familiar names supporting them. From Lorde, to Lana Del Ray and Iggy Azalea to the classic Gregg Allman and Run DMC, this is a festival for the masses. More acts will be added to line up in coming weeks. Tickets go on sale this Saturday, June 28 at 10 a.m ET.You can find more information about the festival on their official website. You can also refer to the L4LM Master Festival Spreadsheet for the full lineup, and to compare with other coinciding festivals.
**UPDATE: We’re excited to announce the addition of DJs Tjani and François Dillinger!**When in Robe Brooklyn Spa Dance Parties are back in full swing for the season. On November 16, we’re excited to welcome Gina Turner, Subset and more DJs TBA.Gina Turner was recently voted New York City’s best DJ by the Village Voice, beating out a slew of other hopefuls. She’s a veteran of Holy Ship where besides throwing down some epic music, she also hosted yoga sessions. Her last major NYC appearance was a legendary back to back set at Output with her husband, Laidback Luke. Spa regular Subset may be the hardest working DJ in New York City. As the resident DJ of Webster Hall’s long running BASSment series, he’s been instrumental in bringing heavy bass music to the city. However, this versatile DJ can be seen spinning all over Manhattan and Brooklyn, opening for a who’s who of superstar DJs and bands.If you need a refresher course on our When In Robe parties, here’s the deal: With your ticket purchase, you get a glass of complimentary champagne, and access to a locker and robe, and guests are encouraged to change into their bathing suit or beach wear and enjoy our luxurious spa. The spa features two rooms – a ‘wet lounge’ with hot tub, cold plunge, saunas, steam rooms, and massages, along with our dry lounge, which features the DJs, full bar and dance floor. Buy Tickets
UPDATE [1/1]: After last night’s tremendous NYE performance, here are the standings for the cash game:CliphordBalls: 10Esquandolas: 7bernfiremon: 6Mahon: 6hendergm: 6spiralight: 6antelopekath: 6gladglide: 6linzyinz: 6bobmysterious: 6thechad: 6…DaveatL4LM: 3Winning picks from night 1:CliphordBalls: 555, Reba, Martian Monster, Ghost, Harry Hood, Silent in the Morning, Crosseyed and Painless, Golden Age, After Midnight, Mound, Possum, Tweezer Reprise (1st, 1st, 2nd, 2nd, 3rd, 3rd, Cover, Cover, Bustout, Bustout, Encore, Encore)Not so winning picks from Dave @ L4LM:Stealing Time From the Faulty Plan, Moma Dance, Limb By Limb, David Bowie, Light, You Enjoy Myself, Shine a Light, Golden Age, Sabotage, Man Who Stepped Into Yesterday, Tweezer Reprise, Show of Life. (1st, 1st, 2nd, 2nd, 3rd, 3rd, Cover, Cover, Bustout, Bustout, Encore, Encore)GOOD LUCK TONIGHT![Setlist below via Phish.net]Set 1: Sample in a Jar, The Wedge, 555, Heavy Things, Wolfman’s Brother, Halfway to the Moon, Bouncing Around the Room, Kill Devil Falls, Train Song, Waiting All Night, Axilla, A Song I Heard the Ocean SingSet 2: Birds of a Feather, Ghost > Theme From the Bottom -> Cities > Chalk Dust Torture, Martian MonsterSet 3: Dem Bones > Auld Lang Syne > The Dogs > Tweezer > Simple > Limb By Limb, Bug > Backwards Down the Number Line, The Horse > Silent in the Morning > JuliusEncore: Golgi Apparatus > Tweezer Reprise****Are you a pro at predicting what songs Phish will play? Think you know the band better than everyone else?Introducing Phishball, the new, addicting fantasy Phish pick’em game. With Phishball, you’re able to select two songs for certain categories, and accumulate points throughout any Phish show/run of shows. Phishballers can choose from categories like: first set, second set, third set (on NYE!), covers, encores, and bustouts. Correct picks are worth two points, with a pick in the wrong place worth only one, and bustouts are five points each!Phishball can be played with friends, or with the group at large. For those who want to make things interesting, there is an option to pay-to-play, with payouts to the highest 2 scores over the NYE run (60%/20%) and each nights top scorer (5% each). There are also single-day paid options, as well as a totally free, just for fun option, to get more comfortable with the game. And, as an added bonus, the winner of the free play option will receive a pair of lawn tickets to any of Phish’s summer tour shows!Phishball was created by @phishballer in 2010, as an extension of a game played with pen and paper on Phish tour in the 90’s. It’s certainly a fun way for Phish phans to interact with the shows! The game is in its initial phases, with further updates planned for 2015, but check it out and good luck!Have fun Phishballin’! -David Melamed (@DMelamz)
The American tour will kick off with a performance in Seattle, working their way East before they go back West. You can see the full schedule below, which includes stops at the PNC Bank Arts Center and Nikon at Jones Beach Theater. For more information on everything, head to the band’s official website.Van Halen North American Tour Dates:July 5 – Seattle, WA @ White River Amphitheatre July 7 – Portland, OR @ Amphitheater Northwest July 9 – Concord, CA @ Concord Pavilion July 11 – San Bernardino, CA @ San Manuel Amphitheater July 14 – Irvine, CA Verizon @ Wireless Amphitheatre July 16 – Mountain View, CA @ Shoreline Amphitheatre July 18 – Salt Lake City, UT @ USANA Amphitheatre July 20 – Morrison, CO @ Red Rocks Amphitheatre July 22 – Kansas City, MO @ Cricket Wireless Amphitheater July 24 – Chicago, IL @ First Midwest Bank Amphitheatre July 26 – St. Louis, MO @ Hollywood Casino Amphitheatre July 28 – Pittsburgh, PA @ First Niagara Pavilion July 30 – Bangor, ME @ Darling’s Waterfront Pavilion August 1 – Boston, MA @ Xfinity Center August 3 – Cleveland, OH @ Blossom Music Center August 5 – London, ON @ Western Fair District August 7 – Toronto, ON @ Molson Canadian Amphitheatre August 9 – Holmdel, NJ @ PNC Bank Arts Center August 11 – Hartford, CT @ Xfinity Center August 13 – Wantagh, NY @ Nikon At Jones Beach Theater August 23 – Hershey, PA @ Hershey Park August 25 – Darien Center, NY @ Darien Lake Performing Arts Center August 27 – Camden, NJ @ Susquehanna Bank Center August 29 – Washington, D.C. @ Jiffy Lube Live August 31 – Cincinnati, OH @ Riverbend Music Center September 2 – Indianapolis, IN @ Klipsch Music Center September 4 – Detroit, MI @ DTE Energy Music Theatre September 6 – Bethel, NY @ Bethel Woods Center for the Arts September 9 – Raleigh, NC @ Walnut Creek Amphitheater September 11 – Charlotte, NC @ PNC Music Pavilion September 13 – Tampa, FL @ MIDFLORIDA Credit Union Amphitheatre September 15 – West Palm Beach, FL @ Coral Sky Amphitheatre September 17 – Birmingham, AL @ Oak Mountain Amphitheatre September 21 – Austin, TX @ Austin360 Amphitheater September 23 – Dallas, TX @ Gexa Energy Pavilion September 25 – Houston, TX @ Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion September 28 – Phoenix, AZ @ Ak-Chin Pavilion September 30 – San Diego, CA @ Sleep Train Amphitheatre October 2 – Los Angeles, CA @ Hollywood Bowl Hard rock titans Van Halen are plotting some major moves for the year ahead, including a live album, some televised performances (their first since 2006), and a major North American tour that will run from July 5th to October 2nd.The live album, called Tokyo Dome: Live In Concert will be released on March 31st. Taken from a 2013 concert in Japan, the album will feature the entirety of the band’s 23-song performance. To get in the mood for the release, the band will perform on Kimmel on March 30th and March 31st, as well as an appearance on Ellen on April 2nd. They’ve also released two singles from the live album: “Runnin With The Devil” and “Panama.”
Red Rocks Amphitheatre played host to a great live music throwdown last weekend, as Trampled by Turtles, Elephant Revival and Shakey Graves joined forces at the historic Morrison, CO venue. Perhaps one of the biggest highlights of the night was the surprise guest appearance of Paul Hoffman and Dave Bruzza of Greensky Bluegrass, who joined TxT for a cover of Bruce Springsteen’s “Atlantic City”.The rock tunes is a staple of the Greensky catalog, and the two band members brought some great energy back to Red Rocks for the guest appearance. If you tilt your head sideways, you can watch this fan-shot video of the sit-in (or you can just listen!):Greensky Bluegrass was actually featured at Red Rocks the weekend prior, performing with Yonder Mountain String Band and Fruition at the national landmark. Check out our photos and recap from that show here.
Edit this setlist | More My Morning Jacket setlistsThe first three setlists for the run can be seen here. And on the fourth night of My Morning Jacket’s incredible run of rarities at New York’s Beacon Theatre, the band came out absolutely firing.Eagles Of Death Metal Give Heartbreaking Interview About The Paris Attacks For The First TimeOpening with “Victory Dance,” the band dove into their catalog headfirst for the memorable performance. The show featured the first “Death Is The Easy Way” since 2012, as well as the debut performance of Eagles of Death Metal’s song “I Love You All The Time,” preceded by a moment of silence for victims of the Paris attacks.Check out the full setlist for November 28th’s show below, as well as footage of the run-closing “One Big Holiday,” below:
Setlist: Phish at Madison Square Garden, New York, NY – 12/29/97Set I: NICU > Golgi Apparatus > Crossroads, Cars Trucks Buses, Train Song, Theme From the Bottom > Fluffhead, Dirt, Run Like an AntelopeSet II: Down with Disease -> David Bowie > Possum, Tube, You Enjoy MyselfEncore: Good Times Bad Times Unfinished. Antelope-esque jamming. James Bond Theme tease from Mike[Setlist via Phish.net] Kicking off their first of three nights at Madison Square Garden in New York City on December 29, 1997, Phish was coming off of arguably their most significant tour to date, their Fall ’97 Phish Destroys America Tour, practically exploring each and every song in their catalog every night with extended improvisational jamming in ways fans hadn’t heard them before.Free Phish NYE Stream Next To MSG + Aftershow Tribute To The Dead, Floyd, & PhishThe ’97 YEMSG run kicked off with a spirited “NICU” > “Golgi Apparatus” > “Crossroads” opening sequece followed by “Cars Trucks Buses,” with strong versions of “Theme From The Bottom” and “Fluffhead” also coming towards the end of the first set. The first set was capped off with a funky version of “Run Like An Antelope” with Mike Gordon doing some of the heavy lifting on slap bass. A great climax to this version.Looking Back On Phish’s Past YEMSG New Year’s CelebrationsThe second set went down like most other sets in 1997: fewer songs, more jamming. Beginning with a scorching 20+ minute “Down With Disease” that segued into an exceptional version of “David Bowie,” the set was shaping up to be one of the band’s finest and funkiest all year. “Possum” came out of “Bowie” and included a “Can’t Turn You Loose” jam. A fun and funky version of “Tube” was the penultimate selection of the second stanza, reminding fans of the fantastic 12/7 performance of the song performed at the Nutter Center in Dayton, OH earlier in the month. Appropriately enough, Phish’s ultimate composition “You Enjoy Myself” was played to end the second set with Led Zeppelin’s “Good Times Bad Times” serving as the encore.Watch the entire show below:
We’ve all heard about 3D Printing technology, but this is a whole new level. The innovative minds at 3Dvarius have actually produced the first-ever, playable violin, produced entirely from 3D printing!A post on the Instagram account for renowned journal Science spotlighted the innovative design, saying that the instrument was modeled from the highly-revered Stradivarius, and is fully playable. One pro is that the violin, made from a unique photo-active resin, doesn’t respond to weather fluctuations like wood. However, the wood has a more full sound that is unachievable with the resin material.Watch their preview below: The violin has been around for some time now, as this 2015 video shows a violinist reviewing the new product:You can learn more about this exciting new instrument by heading to the 3Dvarius website here!
Retired Associate Professor of Biological Chemistry and Molecular Pharmacology Alexander Leopold Nussbaum of Newton, Mass., died June 22, 2007. He was 81.Born in Leipzig, Germany, Nussbaum immigrated to the United States in 1940 as a refugee. According to family members, he felt a lasting gratitude for the hospitality the United States offered.Within four years, he went back to Germany as a member of the 78th U.S. Army Infantry Division during World War II. After his return to the United States, he worked as a diamond cutter by day and attended City College of New York at night. Having received a master’s degree in organic chemistry from Purdue University, Nussbaum found employment with Mexican pharmaceutical company Syntex as a member of a team that succeeded in synthesizing cortisone from local natural products.He went on to earn a Ph.D. from Wayne University and later gained employment with the pharmaceutical companies Schering and Hoffmann-La Roche. During this time he took sabbaticals at Stanford School of Medicine and Harvard Medical School (HMS), where he was involved in early studies in genetic engineering.Nussbaum retired from private industry to conduct research at the Boston Biomedical Research Institute, and then returned to HMS where he participated in preclinical instruction. He also taught biochemistry for 21 years with the Harvard Division of Continuing Education. Nussbaum had a passion for teaching and learning, and as an avid reader was a lifelong student of a multitude of subjects. His students often noted that they learned a lot more than biochemistry from his class.Nussbaum is survived by his wife, Ruth; his three children, Michael, Daniel, and Beth; five grandchildren; and his sister, Inge (Nussbaum) Rothenstreich. Memorial donations may be made to the Joslin Diabetes Center, One Joslin Place, Boston, MA 02215, and The Jewish Foundation for the Righteous, 305 Seventh Ave., 19th Floor, New York, NY 10001-6008.