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Sweet Home Floribama! Where The Sky Is Blue, The Sand Is White, The Gulf Ocean Aqua, The Grass Is Green and The Girls Are Pretty! Hangout Music Festival Rocked Thursday May 17th, Friday May 18th, Saturday May 19th and Sunday May 20th on the Famous Beaches of Scenic Gulf Shore, Alabama. Like Entering A Solar Temple of Mind, Body and Spirit Pleasures the Beautifully Ancient Quartz Crystal Sand Beaches Commanded Barefoot Only Access Leaving the Civilized World Behind. The Hangout Music Festival Embraced the Primitive Hedonistic Nature of Springtime in the Sensual South Complete With A Golden Platinum A Game Sound Track. Surrounded by Palm Trees and Amazing Live Music The Stellar Line - Up of Non Stop Live Improvisational Jams Was Epic! The Sold Out Event Welcomed Road Warriors The Dave Matthews Band Back On Tour! Dave's Booster Rockets Blasted Into Stellar Mode Cleverly Combining Fan Favorites 'Jimi Thing', 'Don't Drink The Water', 'Number #41' and 'Two Step' With a Killer Quiver of New Tunes That Shoot Straight to the Heart. DMB Promises Once Again to Remain High Atop The Pyramid of Summer's Live Music Offerings. Celebrating 25 Years and the Prestigious Induction Into The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame The Red Hot Chilli Peppers Exploded With a Psychedelic Onslaught of Inside Out Groovalicious Tonalities. The Bronzed Bikini Clad Concert Goers Shifted Into High Octane Dancing As Sir Psycho Bassist Flea Released His Inimitable Barrage of Fire Fueled Funk. Colorado's Jamsters The String Cheese Incident Came Out of Rocky Mountain High Hiding Reuniting on the Snowy White Beaches. Showing Exquisite Signs of Ascended Band Rebirth SCI Offered Two Full Live Sets Dovetailing EOTO Electronic Drums With King Kang Soaring Psychedelic Crescendos and Billy Blue Grass Roots. Chicago's Brain Trust Umphrey's McGee Put Forth a Genius Guitar Attack Solidifying Their Lofty Jam Band Status. The Red Orange Sunset Blazed on the Legendary Face of a Smiling Steve Winwood as He Directed 'Traffic' Classics With Incredible Versions of 'Low Spark', 'Dear Mr. Fantasy' and and a Heavenly 'Higher Love'! The Ever Cosmic Electronic Sound Tribe Sector 9 Confirmed Contact! World Music's Beloved Global Cheer Master Michael Franti Sent a Potent Message of Socially Conscious Lyrical Expression as He Inspired a Glistening Audience of Nearly Naked Angels to Fly Above the Chaos! Inside Sources Agreed That White Stripe's Jack White Rocked Harder Than Ever! A Monumental Chapter of Hangout Music Fest Featured The Flaming Lip's Brilliant Version of Pink Floyd's 1973 'Dark Side of The Moon' During The Actual Solar Eclipse on Sunday May 20th! Wayne's World Swirled as a Stunning Squad of Southern Beauties Sporting Fantasy Wear Perpetually Danced at The Edges of Stage Left, Stage Right, Backstage and Virtually Everywhere! The Flaming Lips Fantasy Ride is a Tidal Wave of Love Juice Flowing Like Wildflower Honey! The Hangout Fest Vibe Magically Transformed a Beach Lover's Land Locked Dreams Into an Eternal Ocean of Music Lover's Memories. Ready To Rage, Shoes Off, Smiles On and Life Is A Beach as The Beach Comes Alive! Dancing In the Light on The Super Charged Quartz Crystal Temple Floor Gave the Heavens a Perfect Place to Download Angelic Frequencies of Love, Liberty and the Pursuit of Happiness! Gathered Together The Earth Conscious Music Community Sent a Positive Note to The B P Oil Disaster Challenged Floribama Coast Community! Mother Earth Will Survive and The Love of Music Will Thrive! Let It All Hangout! http://www.hangoutmusicfest.com
Could Have Been Should Have Been Would Have Been Dead If I Didn't Get A Message Going Through My Head! The Chili's 25 Year Tour De Survival Is Signed Sealed and Certified Red Hot Rock and Roll Hall Of Fame Status. Navigating The Trecherous Waters of Open Expression, Experimentation, Temptation and Endless Access Has Found Anthony Kiedis Dancing In the Light On Higher Ground. California's Kiedis and His White Hot Red Hot Chilli Peppers Slipped In A Ridiculously Insane Take On The Surf Disco Raver 'Give It Away Now' On Saturday May 19th. Ripping Through The Greatest Chili Tunes and Blowing Everybody's Collective Skull The Red Hot California Beach Vibe Drenched In Love and Passion Translated Well To The Thousands Of Barely Clad Music Lovers. The Incredibly Cool Hangout Music Festival On The Soft Sands of the Southern American Coastal Beaches Has Officially Established The Incredible Event Weekend as A Southern Tradition, Not To Be Missed. Tatted Up, Muscle Ripped, Surf Punk Head Styled and Ready To Jump. The Chili's Multi - Platinum AK Voice Endlessly Surfs Radio Waves All Over Earth. Major Rock Star Been There Done That Never Gonna Stop Swagger and the Miraculous Strength of Kiedis Remains Timeless. Taking Flight On The Wings Of Fortune, Rising Out Of The Ashes of Woodstock 99's Fire Fiasco, Crossing The Bridge After Crawling Out From Under It's Addiction and Taking Command of Space Ship Chili Pepper Is Obviously Anthony's Cry Of Victory. Keeping It Get Down Funky, Freaky, Fast and Furious and Delicate as a Dragonfly Is Sir Anthony's Odyssey. Red Hot and Blue, The Chili Peppers Fireworks Remain Orgasmic. Visit Ian Rawn Photo http://playindead.org
When Michael Peter Balzary AKA Flea Hits The First Slap Booming Notes Followed By Intricate Interludes The Red Hot Chili Pepper's Master Cylindar Fires Into Overdrive. Ocean Bottom Bass Warrior Flea Made It Clear To Any Opposition That He Is In Fact The Best Freaky Funk Calfornicating Bass Jammer Under The Stars! Letting It All Hang Out at The Hangout Music Festival On The Hot Cool Gulf Shore Beach The Half Century Young Flea Grooved On Several Solos Carving A Space Bass Conduit Wider Than the Gulf Of Mexico. Surf Punk Jazz Married To Surf Freaky Funk Takes The Chili Pepper Express On A Psychedelic Excursion To The Outskirts Of Infinity Beyond The Shadow Of The Doubt. Visit Ian Rawn Photo http://playindead.org
Back On Top of Their Fame The Dave Matthews Band Ignited The Spirit of Earth Preservation on The Pristine White Sands of Gulf Shores, Sweet Home Alabama! After a Year Off The Super Star Highway DMB Hit The Sugar White Sand Running Launching An Encore Intergalactic Rendition of Bob Dylan’s “All Along The Watchtower”. Jimi Hendrix Perfected The Cosmic Studio Version and The Grateful Dead Traveled Through Many Time Zones Leaving A Mythological Trail of Dylanesque Premonitions. The Dead's Legendary Jerry Garcia 'Watchtower Jams" Inspired Spiritual Breakthroughs Were Gratefully Accompanied By The Ultimate SOS Anthem. Musically The Three Chord Composition “All Along The Watchtower” Builds Natural Vibrational Feedback Loop Crescendos Creating Waves of Emotional Knowledge. Dylan To Dave To Heaven Spoke: “There must be some way out of here,” said the joker to the thief, ”There’s too much confusion, I can’t get no relief. Businessmen, they drink my wine, plowmen dig my earth, None of them along the line know what any of it is worth. ”"No reason to get excited,” the thief, he kindly spoke, ”There are many here among us who feel that life is but a joke.But you and I, we’ve been through that, and this is not our fate, So let us not talk falsely now, the hour is getting late. ”All along the watchtower, princes kept the view while all the women came and went, barefoot servants, too. Outside in the distance a wildcat did growl, Two riders were approaching, and the wind began to howl! Rawn Gets It Right! Visit Ian Rawn Photo http://playindead.org
Warren Haynes Govt. Mule Rocks!
- Guitarist Vocalist Warren Haynes Led His Govt. Mule on a Blues Drenched Cosmic Freeway of Cool Jams!Guitar Master Warren Haynes Rocks the Mule!Drummer Matt Abts Holds Down A Killer Groove for the Incredible Jams!The weather was insane, the funky line – up ridiculous and the vibe super crazy! The fortunate folks who made it just had to Grin and ‘Bear it’!
Steve Kimock's electric sky church parted the clouds of delusion as the rays of musical love rained down from the eternal heavenly realms at the incredible Third Annual Bear Creek Music Festival in Live Oak Florida!
Guitar master Steve Kimocks zen angelic styling reverberates with clarity into the heart, mind and soul.
Three Generations of Funk harmonically converged at The Annual Bear Creek Music & Arts Festival
Flute and keyboard virtuoso Kofi Burbridge of the Derek Trucks Band adds sonic spice every time he hits the stage! Kofi brings the juice to get the scene flowing and sat – in with several bands throughout the weekend.
Fred Wesley the Godfather of the Trombone has inspired generations of musicians after many very funky years on the road with James Brown! His iconic playing thrilled Bear Creek as the old school morphed into the Now School.
Trombone legend Fred Wesley kept the funk groove flame burning at the Southeast’s hottest party under the twinkling stars and clear blue sunny skies!
Funk, Blues, Jazz, Soul & Rock Light Up the Fantastic Bear Creek Music Festival!
Festival goers embraced the natural experience of the beautiful moss covered oak trees and cool performance stage locations at Florida’s Spirit of the Suwannee Music Park. Delicious festival food, great merchandise vendors and friendly faces made the weekend complete.
Memorable musical vibes came alive here, Again!
New Orleans Funk Machine Galactic Keeps the Groove Moving!
Legends of Funk joined Galactic • Karl Denson’s Tiny Universe • Perpetual Groove • Ivan Neville’s Dumpstaphunk • Steve Kimock •The New Mastersounds • Papa Mali • Toubab Krewe • Lotus
Sympathy for J J Grey and a rousing rendition of a Rolling Stones classic song!
George Thorogood asked Who Do You Love? as his Destroyers raged the stage at Sunset Cove in Boca Raton for an incendiary classic rock shred – feast to rave reviews!
Lonesome George is Ba Ba Ba Ba Bad To the Bone!
Who Do You Love? George Thorogood rocked Boca Raton's Sunset Cove Amphitheatre. AEG LIVE produced a great evening of classic rock!
South Florida got real lucky as Hall of Fame electro - blues guitar troubadour George Thorogood and his Destroyers blazed the temperate evening with a scorching guitar and sax attack!
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Cajun gumbo, swamp gator and a rich blend of New Orleans melting pot musical mojo is just what the doctor ordered and Dr. John delivered a Crescent City feast at Miami's fabulous Arscht Center.
Buddy Guy's Legendary Electric Eclectic Musical Museum of Time Tested Blues Graced Miami's Arscht Center on Friday November 6. New Orleans maestro Dr. John opened the historical evening with his trademark distinctive vocals and keyboard magic. No Doubt, Everyone Was At The Right Place At The Right Time!
Riding with the KIng of Chicago Blues will make you smile too!
Glorious architecture plays host to the prestigious home to the World's finest music, dance, theatre, comedy and inspired performance art!
The Bear Creek Festival has become a ‘Must Do Festival’ as true music lovers and happy campers merge with a harvest of abundant talent, gorgeous natural surroundings and vibrant sunshine smiles everywhere!
The super funky Bear Creek Festival was alive in Live Oak, Where Music Lives!
The Bear Creek Music Festival hosted a stellar line – up of the hottest funk rock jazzy blues live improvisational musicians on Earth! Perfect blue skies, seasonal cool evenings and the sound of music on six stages inspired camp – fire songs, all night fun and mountain bike mornings.
The mystical Spanish moss covered native oaks defines the beautiful scenic North Florida country and Spirit of Suwanee Music Park in Live Oak, Florida
Steve ‘Guitar’ Miller shows his indelible true Rock N’ Roll Hall of Fame six string master intensity leaving everybody dancing
Stevie 'Guitar' Miller played over a dozen beautiful vintage guitars!
Fly Like An Eagle at The Seminole Hard Rock Live! Classic Rock's Prankster of Love Brought His Sound Track of Hits to The Seminole Hard Rock Live to adoring fans!
The Joker Steve Miller Landed His Big Ole Jet Airliner in Swing Town To Spread His Sonic Abracadabra To The Jungle Lovers of Florida Living In the USA! Classic Rock King Miller played 20 different vintage guitars!
The Steve Miller Band classic rock space ship brought a treasure chest of radio hits and party tunes! The party began at Hollywood's world famous Seminole Hard Rock Live. Better take the money and run! Better Yet, Take The Money and Support Music in Schools and All Music Education!
Rusted Roots High Energy Performance Rocked! Delightful Versions of Send Me On My Way, Lost In The Crowd and Living In A World of Ecstasy Ignited Revolution Live. A Super Spicy Version of Neil Young’s Cinnamon Girl Was A Musical Gem On The Rusted Root Crown of Live Performance Glory! Living in a world of global drums, dance rhythms, crucial lyrics and smooth vocals! Living in a world of global drums, dance rhythms, crucial lyrics and smooth vocals! Rusted Root Is A Beautiful Thing! The Vibe Tribe at Revolution Live Danced and Grooved.
Great grooves, sweet jams and the Rusted Roots Grow and Flow Deep into the Soulful Heart.
Alex Gray electric eclectic art enlivened Miami's Art Basel at the 7th Circuit Studios for a three day visionary art marathon!
Power vocalist and rock icon Roger Daltrey brought a Who's Who of mega - hits and special deep cuts to The Seminole Hard Rock Live Hotel & Casino on Sunday November 29. We won't get fooled again!
For Those About to Rock, We Invite You!
Happy New Year 2010! New Year's Eve is a music lover's dream holiday! With all of your favorite bands playing multi-night runs in fun and exciting places, there is no wrong choice. Livedownloads was all over the country capturing the action in order to deliver it straight to you! Relive every note and find out what you missed this New Year's at Phish in Miami, Furthur in San Francisco, Widespread Panic in Atlanta, The Disco Biscuits in New York City, and Umphrey's McGee in Chicago!
Zappa Plays Zappa – July 22, 2008
Club Cinema, Pompano Beach, Fl.
The apple didn’t fall very far from the musical tree as Frank Zappa’s guitar – weilding son Dweezil brilliantly replicates the vast 80 plus albums of the eclectic Zappa catalogue. Zappa Plays Zappa is Dweezil’s living dream to proudly emulate his famous Dad and carry forth the torch of quirky, electric theater art rock classic compositions. Surrounded by a youthful, spirited band including the bass player from Hansen Zappa Plays Zappa ignited a tight set of extended jam happy versions of Frank’s finest. Original Zappa vocal powerhouse Ray White’s distincive delivery was the capstone to authenticity. Dweezil’s electric guitar techniques reflect extensive study, dedication and a zen – like discipline of humble gratefulness. Accepting the challenge and grand opportunity to play Frank’s beloved avant garde stylings is a priviledge extended only to the blood of his genius and Dweezil’s love for his departed Father shines throughout the perfromance. Frank’s original sound gear including effects pedels, amplifiers and other rack mounted inventions serve as Dweezil’s genuine back – line. Returning to South Florida after an incredible debut at Boca’s Mizner Park Amphitheatre in 2006 Club Cinema’s massive sound system rocked. The extensive 2008 European tour and U.S. summer camp – festival circuit has the now generation Dweezil Zappa riding high on the tour de Frank.
The Heavy Pets: Off The Chain
Weighing in with The Heavy Pets one discovers a rock n’ rollin’ band that is fully off the leash. Playing music as high school kids and jamming together for over 10 years the hippy happy quintet originally hails from Goshen New York and currently calls south Florida home base. The Pets loyal local scene continues to grow filling Ft. Lauderdale’s Culture Room, The Dive Bar, Boca’s Back Room Blues Bar and City Limits in Delray Beach. As local heros The Pets party packs virtually every venue they play with a cool, smiling dancing crowd. Procuring a rippling national fanbase through Sirius Radio, summer camp festivals including Langerado and Rothbury and several regional tours has introduced The Heavy Pets funky jamming, cosmic rockin’ vibe to a coast to coast audience of hip music lovers. An invitation to The Real Big Deal Festival September 13 & 14 in Gainesville finds the road warrior Pets on a gator crawl through northern Florida and back to New Orleans. With a talented triumvarite song – writing team and dozens of gigs recorded on high – quality live audience CDs the Heavy Pets sunshine lightnin’ popularity is glowing. Guitar virtuoso Jeff Lloyd’s rainbow pastiche of leads and licks propells the electric circus. Live Pets music offers an accessable, provacative, alluring and fun get down tonight scene. The Heavy Pets next big thing buzz has shifted into the ‘now big thing’. Catch the Heavy Pets double studio CD “Whales” and take them home with you. They make great companions.
Classic Albums Live
Led Zeppelin’s ‘Led Zeppelin IV’
August 21, 2008
Paradise Live Theater
Seminole Hard Rock Live, Hollywood
Covering a famous, reknowned classic rock song as a band can either fly like an eagle or crash and burn like a lead zeppelin. Classic Albums Live genuine recreation of the original vinyl ‘Led Zep Four’ sailed like a space shuttle on a mission to the heart of rock n’ roll. The scaled down back – line only, non – posturing staging opened with a note for note version of “Black Dog” and as the needle dropped on the album segued through “Misty Mountain Hop”, “Battle of Evermore” coming full circle to “Kashmir”. The nearly flawless delivery of “Going To California”, “Rock N’ Roll” and an angelic “Stairway To Heaven” elicited vibrant audience response. Not only are the shredding Jimmy Page guitar riffs impressive but the sensual Robert Plant screams and crys sound like the real deal. Classic Live Albums rotating cast of performers has recently intrepreted Fleetwood Mac’s “Rumours”, AC/DC’s “Back In Black”, Jimi Hendrix’s “Are You Experienced” and Janis Joplin’s “Pearl”. To round out the summer tour the phenominally talented group offers replicated versions of The Door’s “The Doors” on September 19 – 20 and The Eagles “Hotel California” on September 25 – 27. Like an awesome traveling museum display Classic Albums Live lets listeners experience the essence of rock n’ roll sonic creation in an intimate, powerful state – of – the – art theater bringing the glory days alive.
Bad Company August 8, 2008 ’888′
Seminole Hard Rock Live, Hollywood, Fl.
The three surviving members of the 70′s classic rockers Bad Company auspiciously united for a historical, one – off performace on Friday ’08 – 08 – 08′ at the sonically superior Hard Rock Live in Hollywood. Bad Company’s brilliant choice of south Florida reflects the rockin’ sunshine state of mind. Major events either begin or end at the southern end of Florida as geographical tour travel strategies would mandate. Most importantly, it is the home base of thousands of music lovers and has a proud reputation as home to the world’s greatest multi – genre music fans. To honor the 10 year passing of bassist Boz Burrell the choice of south Florida was brilliant as a perfect host for a mega – multi – camera DVD shoot to archive a once in a lifetime event. Logging millions of global radio plays of “Bad Company”, “Feel Like Makin’ Love”, “Shooting Star”, “Good Lovin’ Gone Bad”, “Can’t Get Enough”, ”Rock N’ Roll Fantasy” and several other deep cuts, Bad Company’s vocalist Paul Rogers remains the consumate rock star with an astonishingly preserved a – game voice . Threes company and the pyramid of rock power is anchored by the celebrated platinum solid drumming of Simon Kirke and hook riff – engineer guitarist Mick Ralphs. Time is on Bad Companys side and the triple eternal infinite ’888′ created a hologram of sight and sound that remains timeless attracting new generations of listeners and bringing back three decades of memories to music lovers.
Crazy Fingers with Stu Allen July 24, 25, 26 & 27
All Atars Sports Bar & Grill Deerfield Beach
Aspen Jack’s, Delray Beach
Cheers, Ft. Lauderdale
Crazy Fingers is the southlands most musically accomplished Grateful Dead tribute band. Original members have performed together for over 20 years. The deadicated band regularly invites kindered musicians to sit – in keeping shows and set lists fresh. The incredible run of shows with guest stellar Jerry Garcia Band guitarist Stu Allen fortified Crazy Fingers reputation as a live improvisational performance mainstay. Regularly attracting a loyal hometown following with a constant stream of curious newcomers, the Fingers scene is gratefully alive. In the wake of the mutual love of Jerry Garcia, Bob Weir, Phil Lesh, Mickey Hart and Bill Kreutzmann, Crazy Fingers united a family – style fanbase of music loving folks. The lyrically colorful sounds of The Dead continues to gain listeners as festivals and venues from coast to coast feature psychedelic rock, blues, country and jazz with local and touring bands. Crazy Finger’s evolving and vital south Florida niche is built to last and armed with a musical quiver of Grateful Dead songs aimed straight for the heart as the music never stopped.