Materialized at The Independent - 1-04-14Join Materialized on Saturday, January 4th with their good friends NVO and ZEBUEL, a full light show courtesy of Creative Precision lighting, and an amazing night of music planned to kick off the new year. 2014 is going to be huge for Materialized. Come join them at The Independent in San Francisco, CA to celebrate with all of their friends after their awesome 2013!

You can find tickets to this amazing event here:
http://www.ticketfly.com/purchase/event/450751

If you are not able to make it to the show be sure to pick up one of Materialized’s EPs and more in their online store:
http://materialized.us/?page_id=117

Also be sure to friend Materialized on Facebook to keep up to date with all of their happenings and to get free content coming soon!
https://www.facebook.com/MaterializedMusic

Materialized official website:
http://materialized.us/

Good Riddance running through some old tunes and playing “All Fall Down” off of their album, “For God And Country” released in 1995. This show was at the Bottom Of The Hill in San Francisco, CA on 12/19/13. Good times with old friends at this show!!

Materialized during the Cosmic Love Ball 2013 at The Fillmore in San Francisco, CA.

Materialized during the Cosmic Love Ball 2013 at The Fillmore in San Francisco, CA.

I have really been digging on the band Materialized lately.

Give a listen and let me know what you think.

http://materialized.us
https://www.facebook.com/MaterializedMusic

Materialized is a keys/drums live electronic music duo from Oakland, CA. that specialize in soul shaking, bass-quaking dance and electronic music played live.

Drummer Dale Fanning and Keyboardist/Synthesist Dave Pellicciaro have crafted a style that feeds on their trademark combustive energy. With live sets that don’t stop once they start Materialized collides big bass electro-house w/ deep-space, cinematic compositions leaving noise and textured ambience in the wake.

Synergizing the energy and vibe of live performance with the punch and consistent tonal impact of cutting edge electronic music is the destination. Creating layered, sonic impact live, Materialized keeps things moving without “press play” assistance to make the music. This is where the bond and connectivity between band and audience happens and what Materialized considers central to their focus…. unity w/ the audience, to be equally immersed together.

In the past 18 months, Materialized has released two recordings, “Magneto Delicti” and “Space Junk” on CD, digital download and vinyl. Materialized hosts a beloved San Francisco annual bash, The Cosmic Love Ball, at The Fillmore Auditorium and plays nationally.

Magneto Delicti

Space Junk

“Mighty Dave Pellicciaro (keys, samples, myriad noisemakers) and Dale Fanning (electronic drums/percussion) and their varied collaborators are up to is just about everything most electronic dance music is missing, most notably a prominent human element with the ability to shift and respond in real time with true musician insight and instinct. No question that these guys are masters of technology but in a daring, hang-your-ass-over- the-edge way that recalls the sonic spelunking of early Tangerine Dream and Aphex Twin. The more aggressive, intense and shadowy Materialized becomes the more I’m captivated by their evolution.”

JamBase | Northern California – Dennis Cook

Such a good night the other night as I got to see Good Riddance for the first time in about a decade. They were one of my favorite bands in high school, and it was a treat to get taken to one of their shows again by the man who introduced me to them in the first place.

The crowd at the Bottom Of The Hill went nuts as Good Riddance opened the show with “Out Of Mind,” Slowly,” and “Salt;” and the energy continued all night.

Looking back at some videos I took from this past year and I came across a night at Thee Parkside with some of my favorite singer/songwriters. I finally got to see The Scorpios on 06/29/13. I love these guys. Such good times!

Red, White, & BluegrassDo you think that you will still need some more Americana in your life after July 4th this year? Well, Shelby Ash PresentsThe Mountain Men, and the Great American Music Hall will have you covered. Join The Mountain Men and their friends for a slew of good tunes on July 5th at 8:00 PM.

THE MOUNTAIN MEN (Yosemite)
This all-star stringband revue features members of The Trespassers, The Cowlicks, the String Slingers; Erik Anderson (dobro, vocals), Fritz Baggot (fiddle, vocals), Jared Jesperson (mando, vocals), David Barrow (guitar, vocals), Dan Newitt (guitar, mando, vocals), Todd Ronan (upright bass), and Andy Roberts (banjo, guitar, vocals).

WINDY HILL (Bay Area)
Not your typical bluegrass band; the boys of Windy Hill did not grow up in the deep rolling hills of Virginia, nor grow up listening to the Bill Monroe or the Stanley Brothers on an old fashioned AM radio. However, you couldn’t tell this from listening to this fabulous band – they show sincere enthusiasm for traditional bluegrass music. The young, fresh players take on a 70+ year old musical genre and pull it off like no other. Whenever they play, they bring it! And look and sound the part – as if they are playing a 1940s dance hall.

EMILY BONN & THE VIVANTS (Bay Area)
Largely inspired by the energy of old-time dance tunes, honky-tonk country, western-swing, bluegrass, and Cajun music, The Vivants play their own brand of American roots music – original foot stompin’ tunes about riots, hollers, and hopping train cars. In former incarnations, Emily honed her songs performing in San Francisco with the Whoreshoes. She is joined by stellar players, Jody Richardson on fiddle and vocal harmonies, James Touzel on upright bass, and Isaac Bonnell on piano accordion.

THE CREAK (SF)
Acoustic music rooted in the bluegrass and folk tradition, with hints of blues and punk elements sneaking in to give them a sound both new and old. The Creak’s energetic performances and visible onstage chemistry inspire dancing, singing, and stomping, leaving audiences feeling elated to have
taken part in such fun.

God Bless Americana!

Terrapin Crossroads

On June 13 – 16, Phil Lesh will perform at Terrapin Crossroads with Stanley Jordan, Neal Casal, Jon Graboff, Rob Barraco, and Cody Dickinson. Each of the four shows are scheduled to start at 7:30 pm, with doors opening at 6:30. Guitarist Stu Allen will also be performing at Terrapin Crossroads as part of their 4:20 Happy Hour Party that features half-off pizzas and drink specials.

Tickets for the June Rambles went on sale a while ago, but the last time I checked there are still some tickets available. So, get your ticket ASAP!

Weir Here Over ThereTRI Studios invites you to join them for a very special night of music featuring the TRI All-Star Band including the following people: Bob Weir, Dave Schools, Jason Crosby, Jay Lane, Jeff ChimentiLeslie Mendelson, and Jonathan Wilson with special guests Beth Orton and Grateful Dead archivist, David Lemieux. Come be a part of the live studio audience and join the festivities in the Grate Room at Phil Lesh‘s Terrapin Crossroads in San Rafael, CA! TRI will also be broadcasting the show live on their website.

Tickets go on sale at the Terrapin box office Tuesday, June 4 at 4 p.m. Tickets will be available online through Terrapin Crossroads’ webstore on Wednesday, June 5. Please note: This is live studio taping. There will be no ins and outs. Doors open at 5 p.m. and show begins promptly at 6 p.m. Audience members will have the opportunity to ask Bob Weir, Steve Parish, and other couch guests questions as part of the live variety show.

If you can’t join in person, be sure to tune in to all the fun online at http://www.tristudios.com/watch

Tickets:
General Admission – $75
VIP – $100

Includes:
Event poster (pic above) signed by Bob Weir
Event t-shirt

The AmericanaramA tour featuring Bob DylanMy Morning Jacket, and Wilco have announced their dates. They also intend to bring in additional acts during different stops on the tour including the Richard Thompson Electric Trio and Ryan Bingham.

Current confirmed tour dates are as follows:

06/26/13 – Cruzan Amphitheatre in West Palm Beach, FL
06/27/13 – Live Nation Amphitheatre in Tampa, FL
06/29/13 – Aarons Amphitheatre at Lakewood in Atlanta, GA
06/30/13 – Riverfront Park in Nashville, TN
07/02/13 – AutoZone Park in Memphis, TN *
07/05/13 – Klipsch Music Center in Noblesville, IN *
07/06/13 – Riverbend Music Center in Cincinnati, OH *
07/07/13 – Nationwide Arena in Columbus, OH *
07/10/13 – Midway Stadium in St. Paul, MN *
07/11/13 – Peoria Chiefs Stadium in Peoria, IL *
07/12/13 – Toyota Park in Bridgeview, IL *
07/14/13 – DTE Energy Music Center in Clarkston, MI *
07/15/13 – Molson Canadian Amphitheatre in Toronto, ON *
07/18/13 – Darien Lake Performing Arts Center in Darien Center, NY #
07/19/13 – The Ballpark at Harbor Yard in Bridgeport, CT #
07/20/13 – Comcast Center in Mansfield, MA #
07/21/13 – Saratoga Performing Arts Center in Saratoga Springs, NY #
07/23/13 – Merriweather Post Pavilion in Columbia, MD #
07/24/13 – Farm Bureau Live at Virginia Beach in Virginia Beach, VA #
07/26/13 – Pier A in Hoboken, NJ #
07/27/13 – Nikon at Jones Beach Theater in Wantagh, NY #
07/28/13 – Susquehanna Bank Center in Camden, NJ #
07/31/13 – Fiddler’s Green Amphitheatre in Englewood, CO #
08/01/13 – USANA Amphitheatre in West Valley, UT #
08/03/13 – Verizon Wireless Amphitheater in Irvine, CA #
08/04/13 – Shoreline Amphitheatre in Mountain View, CA #

* with Richard Thompson Electric Trio
# with Ryan Bingham

Terrapin Crossroads

Phil Lesh cordially invites you to the first annual Terrapin Prom on June 29th. Guests are required to wear formal attire from any decade they wish, and they should come prepared for a fun-filled evening of cocktails, dinner, and live music. I don’t have many details as of yet, but I have heard that David Martin’s House Party will be starting the fun off in the Grate Room at 8:30 pm. Phil Lesh and the Terrapin Family Band should be providing the after party entertainment in the restaurant around 10:30 pm.

Tickets went on sale June 1st, and are available for $75.00 at the Terrapin Crossroads box office or online at http://store.terrapincrossroads.net

Have a great time kids!