June 19, 2019

Phish: Riviera Maya 2020 Feb 20-23

Phish follows the lines going South again. The Vermont jam band have announced a four-night run in Mexico in February 2020:

Phish will return to Mexico for its fourth Phish: Riviera Maya, an all-inclusive concert vacation experience that will take place February 20-23. The 2020 event will see Phish performing an additional welcome set on Thursday night and a special early evening start time on Sunday in one of the world’s most beautiful locations — Mexico’s Caribbean coastline.

Veecaten: Shoals

Dutch indie duo Veecaten have recorded a water themed debut EP. Shoals, a large number of fish swimming together, reminisces about drowned settlements and neverending power of the tides. Two of the tracks were inspired by places that were overrun by water: Veecaten, a village in Holland after which they named themselves, and Koresand, now just a sand bank in the Danish part of the Wadden Sea, were deserted a long time ago.

It took Lukas Dikker and Johan Kooi quite some time to finish the tracks - they are in demand producers and sidemen in the Dutch indie scene - but the EP sounds like it was recorded in a flow of true inspiration. They played all the instruments themselves, with the notable exception of saxophonist Eddie Visser, whose tone is instantly recognizable in the short instrumental Coral Express and the jazzy Tide Over. Shoals is a carefully polished gem, leaving the listener wanting to hear more.

Phish 2019 Summer tour SBD + torrents: 2019/06/18 Toronto

Official Toronto poster by Rhys Cooper

Budweiser Stage
Toronto, ON, Canada

Set 1:
  1. AC/DC Bag
  2. 555
  3. Ocelot
  4. Sample in a Jar
  5. Stash
  6. The Wedge
  7. Frost
  8. Halley's Comet >
  9. Ruby Waves[1]
  10. Lawn Boy
  11. You Enjoy Myself

June 18, 2019

The Wood Brothers: Fall tour dates

photo: Mathew Tucciarone

Roots trio extraordinaire The Wood Brothers have announced their USA Fall tour dates: 14 shows in the Midwest and Texas. They are working on two new albums. Details TBA.

Live dates:
  • 11/07 Roanoke, VA @ Shaftman Performance Hall
  • 11/08 Highlands, NC @ Highlands Food & Wine Festival
  • 11/09 Louisville, KY @ Headliners Music Hall
  • 11/10 Cincinnati, OH @ Taft Theatre

Rebecca Rego & The Trainmen: Speaking of Witches

Louisville, KY band Rebecca Rego & The Trainmen play soft-spoken, country-tinged, folk songs about heartbreak and other mishaps on their latest album Speaking of Witches. What makes stand out among their peers is their use of cello and the septavo synthesizer, two instruments with distinctive sounds that are not that common in the Americana niche.

Lead singer Rebecca Rego often blends in with her band, foregoing the text book role of the singer's spotlight. Piano lovers will love the extended coda of No One Knows Me. Country lovers get their fix with the title track and Find Something Real.