Entries tagged with: The Wailers
England's Glastonbury Festival is pretty much the forefather to all crazy worldwide "20,000 people standing in a field" festivals we have today. The 2014 edition goes down June 27 - 29 in Pilton, UK and the lineup was just announced. It includes Arcade Fire, Jack White, Dolly Parton (!), Elbow, Disclosure, Bryan Ferry, Massive Attack, Pixies, M.I.A., Dexys Midnight Runners, Kasabian, Lily Allen and loads more. The festival's already sold-out. A few more acts -- including one more headliner -- is still to be announced but lineup as it stands is below...
photos by Greg Cristman
The Wailers @ The Paramount - 1/20/13
The Wailers, Bob Marley's backing band who now tours being led by longtime bassist Aston Barrett, are on tour now performing their 1979 album, Survival, in its entirety plus a set of hits afterwards. The tour stops in NYC on Thursday (1/24) at Brooklyn Bowl for a show with Top Shotta Band. Tickets for that show are available. All remaining dates are listed below.
The tour also stopped in Long Island over the weekend for a show at Huntington's Paramount on Sunday (1/20) with Groundswell and Frank Viele. We caught that one and pictures from it are in this post. Though they're obviously without Bob Marley, our photographer said that the band is still a ton of fun to see and their hits-filled set which had songs like "Redemption Song," "I Shot the Sheriff," "Jamming," and an extended version of "Exodus," had everyone on their feet and dancing.
More pics, the Wailers setlist from the LI show, and a list of remaining dates below...
The NY Harvest Festival & Freedom Fair is a 3-day, 3-night event about cannabis liberation. A portion of the proceeds benefit pro-freedom activism in NY and beyond. This year 30 musical acts and entertainers, with some of the best in Funk, Rock, Jam, Reggae, World, Hip hop, Break Beats & Hardcore, all at one event. Speakers, Poets and Performers will educate and entertain you in between acts. Join us for three days of great music, activist opportunities, great people, good vibes & so much more!It's happening October 9th- 12th in Hancock, NY. There's music from The Wailers, "420 Funk Mob with special guest George Clinton" and others. Tickets are on sale now. More info below...
Basia Bulat on stage w/ Plants & Animals
"I'm not really sure what it is about this little folk festival in the city on the prairie, but they really have something special going on, and it's been going on for the past 40 years. It was my honour to host the very eclectic opening Friday night under cloudy but dry skies in downtown Regina."The Regina Folk Festival took place August 7-9, 2009 in Canada. More pictures and reviews from the weekend below....
[Grant Lawrence, CBC Radio 3 on Day 1]
people @ the 2008 Rothbury Festival in Michigan (cred)
Yoga @ the 2008 Rothbury Festival in Michigan (cred)
ROTHBURY -- A man and a woman who attended the Rothbury Music Festival in Oceana County over the weekend died from separate medical issues Sunday.It is not clear whether the deaths happened before, during, or after the mini Phish reunion (no disrespect to the dead) (no pun intended).
A 33-year-old woman from New York and a 28-year-old man from Ohio suffered medical emergencies hours apart at the Rothbury festival Sunday and later died at Lakeshore Hospital in Shelby, Michigan State Police Lt. Dave Roesler said Tuesday.
The two deaths were separate incidents. Roesler said there is no reason to suspect foul play or anything unusual about the deaths. However, authorities are waiting for toxicology reports from the autopsies, which should be available in about four weeks.
Festival organizers said the woman was accompanied by a service animal and had a previous medical condition. [freep]