Entries tagged with: Snarky Puppy
by Andrew Sacher
photo: David Crosby at City Winery in 2014 (more by Greg Cristman)
David Crosby, the trippiest of the CSNY members, has remained vital well into the 21st century. The past two years have seen him putting out a quality album, revitalizing old classics at live shows, and sticking to his strong opinions on modern music (both positive and negative). He recently became a fan of the Brooklyn instrumental band Snarky Puppy, and now he contributed a song to their new CD/DVD Family Dinner Vol. 2, which comes out this week (2/12).
The song's called "Somebody Home," and it's atmospheric jazzy pop that could've believably come out Croz's early '70s era. The younger Snarky Puppy give it a modern touch though. Check out the video for the song below (via Rolling Stone). Here's a bit of what Croz tells RS about it:
When I was wandering around YouTube looking for music I had not heard yet, I ran into the band Snarky Puppy and loved them immediately. Fine players having a blast playing intelligent, beautifully written compositions that swung hard. I started tweeting about them ... 'OK here's your Snarky Puppy song of the day' or 'Time to get Snarked again' ... and I'd rant about how good they are.You can read more here. Snarky Puppy also have dates coming up, including a show in Queens on May 3. All dates are listed, with that video, below...
Eventually word got back to them about this and I finally wound up on the phone with the composer, bandleader and bass player Michael League, who asked me if I would like to sing with them on the Family Dinner benefit record they do each year where they invite various other musicians and singers to join them. My wife Jan and I went to New Orleans and had one of the best weeks of our lives. These guys are musicians all the way though. That have devoted their whole lives to music.
New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival returns this year from April 24-May 3 with a pretty amazing lineup that includes Stevie Wonder, Pearl Jam, Red Hot Chili Peppers, Neil Young, Snoop Dogg, Paul Simon, Steely Dan, Beck, Van Morrison, J. Cole, Elvis Costello, My Morning Jacket, Maxwell, Janelle Monae, Herbie Hancock & Wayne Shorter, Dr. John, Arlo Guthrie, Mavis Staples, Lauryn Hill, Buddy Guy, The Isley Brothers, Sharon Jones, Hurray for the Riff Raff, Buffy Sainte-Marie, Big Freedia and much more. Check out the full lineup here.
Tickets are on sale now.
photo: L7 at FFF Fest 2015 (more by Tim Griffin)
SXSW already announced two rounds of 2016 artists, and today a third round was announced, including L7, Bloc Party, The Cult, Loretta Lynn, Waxahatchee, Frankie Cosmos, D∆WN, Polica, Dilly Dally, Eleanor Friedberger, Protomartyr, Holy Fuck, Ra Ra Riot, Fat White Family, Domo Genesis, Hodgy Beats, Thao & the Get Down Stay Down, All Dogs, Judy Collins & Ari Hest, The Dandy Warhols, Des Ark, Mick Jenkins, Lady Leshurr, Mitski, Supersuckers, Teen Suicide, together PANGEA, Turnover, Younghusband and more.
Full list of additions, below...
David Johansen's alter-ego Buster Poindexter does a Cafe Carlyle residency from September 29 to October 10. Tickets are on sale now.
David Johansen will also be in conversation with NY1's Budd Mishkin on September 21 at 92Y. Tickets are on sale.
92Y also hosts a conversation with Creedence Clearwater Revival's John Fogerty discussing his new memoir Fortunate Son: My Life, My Music on October 6. Tickets are on sale.
Electronic jam band The Disco Biscuits do a New Year's Eve run at Best Buy Theater on 12/30, 12/31, 1/1 & 1/2. Tickets go on sale at noon.
Disco Biscuits members also team up with members of Lettuce, Soulive, Trey Anastasio Band, Living Colour, Joe Russo's Almost Dead, Lotus, Snarky Puppy, Ween, RAQ, Kung Fu, Medeski Martin & Wood, Soule Monde and more for Brooklyn Comes Alive on September 26. More info and tickets here.
Tickets to the I'm With Her (aka Sara Watkins, Sarah Jarosz & Aoife O'Donovan) shows at Bowery Ballroom and Music Hall of Williamsburg go on ale today at noon.
Browse our 'Tickets On Sale' tag for more recently announced NYC shows.
New Orleans Jazz Fest, which has much more than just jazz, returns this year for two weeks, April 24-26 and April 30-May 3. The lineup includes Elton John, The Who, Jimmy Buffett, Tony Bennett & Lady Gaga, No Doubt, Pitbull (??), T.I., Chicago, Jerry Lee Lewis, Ryan Adams, Wilco, The Meters, Jimmy Cliff, Buddy Guy, Allen Toussaint, The O'Jays, Dr. John (interpreting Louis Armstrong), Third World, Taj Mahal Trio, Juvenile & Mannie Fresh, The Blind Boys of Alabama, Big Freedia, Galactic ft. Macy Gray, Anders Osborne, Preservation Hall Jazz Band, Sturgill Simpson, Bela Fleck & Abigail Washburn, and more. Tickets go on sale at 10 AM on Tuesday (1/13).
Full lineup below...
The Ohio Players back in the '70s
The Coney Island Seaside Concert Series may not be happening this year but another long-running series of free summer concerts, the BAM R&B Festival at MetroTech is back for its 20th Anniversary in 2014. Happening Thursdays from June 5 - August 7 at MetroTech Commons, this year's line-up includes:
June 5: Darlene LoveThe BAM R&B Festival shows run from noon - 2 PM and are free and open to the public.
June 12: Nicholas Payton presents Black American Music
June 19: The Ohio Players
June 26: Butler Bernstein & The Hot 9
Juy 3: Davell Crawford
July 10: Fredericks Brown
July 17: Third World
July 24: Bobby Rush
July 31: Snarky Puppy
Aug 7: Lisa Fischer
"this newly renovated performance space hosts the world's most innovative artists who are looking for a flexible platform to present their work. Bass player Matthew Garrison, son of Jimmy Garrison (bass player for John Coltrane), is the co-owner and creative director with his business partner, Fortuna Sung. With many years as a successful touring musician under his belt, Matt and his team have designed the space with versatility in sound, lighting and layout, each of which can be tailored to each artist. With state-of-the-art equipment and raw space, Matt and his team are creating something truly unique and desperately needed in today's venue scene in New York City."All About Jazz points out:
"Matthew has also been busy recording a new project of his at ShapeShifter Lab, to be released online as an interactive website in June 2012, and has successfully video and audio captured performances by Meshell Ndegeocello, Arto Tuncboyaciyan, Gene Lake, Terri Lyne Carrington, David Binney, Adam Rogers, Mark Guiliana, Jojo Mayer, Marko Djordjevic, Hadrien Feraud, Tobias Ralph. Many more incredible artists are scheduled to come participate on this ground breaking project throughout May 2012."If you haven't figured it out yet, Shapeshifter Lab, which has been open for a few months now, is catering mainly to the jazz scene. Upcoming shows on their calendar include Nels Cline, Tim Berne & Jim Black (tonight and tomorrow), Bjorkestra (pictured playing the space above), Snarky Puppy (who already recorded a DVD there. Check out a video snippet below.), Kenny Werner, and many more. Check out some videos, including a venue tour with Matthew Garrison, below...