Posts Tagged ‘Chris’

Terrapin Crossroads

Terrapin Crossroads, Phil Lesh‘s new venue in San Rafael, CA is gearing up for a great opening run of shows in March with Phil Lesh & Friends playing 12 nights. The venue will be opening with full bar and limited menu in the dining area. Tickets are on sale now at the Terrapin Crossroads Events page. Don’t worry too much if you don’t get a ticket right away though. If you are diligent, you could still possibly get a ticket. According to their website:

“We will be holding tickets for band family and friends for every Terrapin Crossroads show, and 48 hours before every show we will start releasing any unused tickets for half of the GA ticket price. These will only be available online and we will send out a Twitter missive and a Facebook post every time we release some. Stay tuned to Twitter and Facebook, as we plan to release tickets frequently prior to every show, up to two hours before showtime.”

However, if you still don’t manage to get tickets don’t be too disappointed. I hear that Terrapin Crossroads will also possibly be offering $5.00 webcasts for selected shows. Check out the line up of artists playing and pick up your tickets today!

Saturday, March 17 – Phil Lesh / Grahame Lesh / Brian Lesh / Chris Robinson / Jeff Chimenti / Jimmy Herring / Joe Russo / Bob Weir

Sunday, March 18 – Phil Lesh / Grahame Lesh / Brian Lesh / Chris Robinson / Jeff Chimenti / Jimmy Herring / Joe Russo

Tuesday, March 20 – Phil Lesh / Grahame Lesh / Chris Robinson / Jimmy Herring / Jeff Chimenti / Joe Russo

Thursday, March 22 – Phil Lesh / Grahame Lesh / Jackie Greene / Jeff Chimenti / John Kadlecik / Joe Russo

Friday, March 23 – Phil Lesh / Grahame Lesh / Jackie Greene / Jeff Chimenti / John Kadlecik / Joe Russo

Saturday, March 24 – Phil Lesh / Grahame Lesh / Jackie Greene / Jeff Chimenti / John Kadlecik / Joe Russo

Sunday, March 25 – Phil Lesh / Grahame Lesh / Jeff Chimenti / John Kadlecik / Joe Russo / Larry Campbell / Teresa Williams

Tuesday, March 27 – Phil Lesh / Grahame Lesh / Jeff Chimenti / Joe Russo / Larry Campbell / Teresa Williams / Warren Haynes

Thursday, March 29 – Phil Lesh / Grahame Lesh / Jeff Chimenti / Joe Russo / Larry Campbell / Teresa Williams / Warren Haynes

Friday, March 30 – Phil Lesh / Grahame Lesh / Jackie Greene / Jaz Sawyer / Jeff Chimenti / Larry Campbell / Teresa Williams

Saturday, March 31 – Phil Lesh / Grahame Lesh / Jackie Greene / Jaz Sawyer / Jeff Chimenti / Larry Campbell / Teresa Williams

Sunday, April 1 – Phil Lesh / Grahame Lesh / Jackie Greene / Jaz Sawyer / Jeff Chimenti / Larry Campbell / Teresa Williams

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Cosmic Love Ball 2012Returning this year to the fabulous San Francisco Fillmore the 2012 Cosmic Love Ball, now in it’s 7th year, is going to be the biggest, boldest, futurist-est lovetasm yet! The massively sassy music you’ve come to expect will be comin in hot with EOTO, MATERIALIZED, and Love in the Circus. Vau De Vire Society will be dancing and dazzling; Klown Korps will provide romantic mischief and much, much more fun!

Tickets: $29.50
Limited VIP Packages available: $75.00
VIP Includes: Special ambient viewing area, private access, poster, treats, and surprises!

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EOTO will drop their mad dance machinations while MATERIALIZED brings their big Love Ballin’ best with special appearances by Brian Jordan on guitar (Karl Denson, Lauryn Hill), MC Radio Active, and Robin Coomer (Loop!Station) singing her heart out. The super cool Love In The Circus will be here from LA and the fun just keeps comin’!

Don’t miss the mad mad fun. GET THERE EARLY! Vau De Vire Show in the Poster Room STARTS AT 9PM SHARP!! The great DJ Funklor will be spinning at 8:30 and the fun won’t stop till last champagne pops!

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ABOUT THE BANDS:

EOTO
“With no two shows alike, fans have come to expect the unexpected. Changes in mood, energy, and inspiration are reflected—in real-time—by rhythmic and melodic shifts in the music as EOTO makes their way through a plethora of tools and techniques. The duo moves effortlessly from choppy dubstep to whip-smart, four-on-the-floor house to psychedelic trip-hop. It’s a dance marathon, but everyone’s in it together.

MATERIALIZED
Materialized is an ongoing musical collaboration built on the core of a lifelong friendship between Grammy Award winning keyboardist (Mighty) Dave Pellicciaro and drummer Dale Fanning.
Based in Oakland, CA the band builds their energized sound on big beats and sonic scapes. To keep the music constantly growing they engage a revolving cast of talent for their live shows ranging from a powerhouse two-man match to trios, full band with a horn section, singers, video and dancers including their main associate, Cuban-born bassist Carlitos Del Puerto (Bruce Springsteen, Herbie Hancock).
Materialized has released their EP CD “Songs About Music” and are dropping three fresh singles on Feb 1st. Check these high octane adventures on iTunes, CD Baby, Spotify and Pandora.

Love In The Circus
Love in the Circus features unique and seductive melodies that combine and blur the lines of electronica, rock, jazz and blues with sultry, edgy, museful hooks.
The group was formed by singer/bassist Leanna Rachel and producer/guitarist Chris Brickler. Curtis Cunningham joined the group on drums, Eric Hargett on keys/saxophone and Cha Chi on percussion/synths. The High Priestess and Leah Zeger add beautiful textures on the harp and violin, respectively.

Lookout Records LogoOh no! Say it isn’t so!! It seems that Lookout! Records is no more.

Definitely a seminal part of my musical upbringing, Lookout! guided the way through my introduction to the punk scene. Starting off with the early days of Operation Ivy, I was hooked with the focused fervor of teenage angst. I listened to a lot of Lookout!’s catalog including Green Day, Operation Ivy, Crimpshrine, Rancid, American Steel, CommuniqueThe DonnasSamiam, Tilt, and more. Sadly though, Lookout! has had to totally close its doors and even cease its digital catalog due to financial issues. News of the closure was confirmed on Ted Leo and the Pharmacists‘ webite recently. Even more recently, owner/president Chris Appelgren released the following statement on the Lookout! website:

“Hard to say goodbye

I’m not sure exactly where exactly to start but I guess it’s best to get the hard part out of the way. To put it simply, what was mentioned recently on Ted Leo’s website (and reported in by a number of other outlets online) is true. Lookout Records will be closing its doors over the next few months. Most people that are reading this know that the label stopped releasing material towards the end of 2005. It was then that Lookout ended its long relationships with Green Day, Operation Ivy and a few other artists. That development meant significantly scaling down the business, which included letting the staff go and moving from the label’s Berkeley headquarters and warehouse into a small office. It was a challenging time for everyone involved – bands, staff, and business partners. For myself and the other two owners at the time, Cathy and Molly, we resolved to put our limited resources into rectifying some of the issues and problems that had been Lookout’s undoing, return to a modest operation, with the hopes of first, getting things back on track, and hopefully doing more in the future.

To many, that would have been the perfect time to wind things up with Lookout Records, but we decided not to. Sure, sales were down across the board and Lookout no longer had many of its long-standing top sellers in its catalog. There were artists that were committed to sticking with the label and shared our hope of fixing the problems and being able to find our way through a difficult period and create new successes. This was the inspiration we needed and over the next few years, with hard work we were able to simplify label operations to a large extent. With the help of folks like Ali, Andy, and later, Spenser pitching in, we focused on playing catch-up and on top of new developments.It wasn’t easy to keep catalog items in print and that became especially challenging when our primary compact disc manufacturer and our distribution partner Lumberjack-Mordam went out of business unexpectedly. Having our physical distributor and a manufacturer go belly up disrupted our sales, meant a significant loss of income, and caused inventory and accounting problems. The next year when our mail order partner, Little Type, went out of business, Lookout was also dealt another significant blow. We did our best to resolve the issued caused by these developments but both ultimately amounted to a lot more work and severely impacted income.By this time, it was primarily Cathy and myself overseeing Lookout’s business. This was done in whatever spare time we could find, as both of us had other jobs. Molly had minimized her involvement with the label, remaining a valued and trusted adviser. The label’s sole employee was Spenser, who came in to our small office space in Oakland to handle day to day stuff a couple times a week.Last summer, we began tentatively discussing what it might mean to let Lookout end. It was a strange and scary to talk about at first and hard for either of us to imagine what it would be like. Lookout Records had been part of my life for over 20 years and Cathy is a label veteran with over 15 years of experience at Lookout. We considered all options but kept coming back to realization that the best use of our energies would be to shut the doors once and for all – for the legacy of the label, for the bands, and for benefit of the relationships and friendships with artists, partners, and stakeholders. After some soul searching, hat’s what we decided to do.Right now, we are in the process of going through years and years of archives and figuring out what to do with things that have no obvious home.  Inventory, masters, artwork – that’s all going back to the artists. We’ve talked to some bands but not all of them. If you were in a band and haven’t heard from Cathy or myself, definitely get in touch. Our efforts to close out Lookout’s remaining business reflect the same intentions we’ve had for the past few years – to do the best we can by the bands. It’s our hope that this could be an opportunity for the artists themselves to revisit their Lookout releases, with interesting and cool results. It’s time to let Lookout Records really and truly become history.Thank you. Thanks for listening to the music, going to shows, coming in our store, forming bands, sending us demos, buying records from our mail order, signing to our label, wearing a t-shirt, playing our records on your radio show, putting us up on your living room floor, writing fan mail, interviewing us for your zine, putting on a show, for inspiring us, for being inspired by Lookout, for your hard work, for just being there, and for ALL of the memories (there are so many). Thank you. Here’s to you, and to whatever comes next…

Thanks, Chris

P.S. We’ll continue to update this site from time to time, with stories, information or anything cool that we come across that seems worth sharing. You’re welcome to come back and visit.”

Lookout! co-founder Larry Livermore also Tweeted on Friday,

“Requiem for a dream? Or just time to say goodbye to something that really ended a long time ago?”

Sad days, but we’ll keep checking back on their website for any more updates.

Love you guys, Lookout!!