Sprint Cup champion shows off new NASCAR app Brad Keselowski introduces a new NASCAR app with Qualcomm CEO Paul Jacobs. NASCAR’s participation in the world’s largest electronic show is evidence of the leadership role it continues to play in the sports world. After successful partnership announcements last year with Twitter, Google and HP, NASCAR last week launched a new digital platform. The new NASCAR.com will capture the excitement of NASCAR through dynamic video, bold imagery, interactive graphics and the latest news and in-depth analysis. An interactive live leaderboard will provide fans with in-depth information in real-time for each driver on race days, and NASCAR FANTASY LIVE, the official NASCAR fantasy game, will have a new look and feel. Finally, a pair of mobile apps, which will be released before the start of the season, will give fans an unprecedented second screen experience on their tablets and mobile devices.The Consumer Electronics Show (CES) is the leading international trade show for companies that make consumer electronics. On an annual basis, more than 150,000 people attend CES and more than 20,000 new products have been launched at the show, including the VCR, HDTV, DVD and the tablet computer. CES also attracts some of the biggest names in Hollywood. At last year’s show alone, celebrity attendees included Justin Timberlake, Justin Bieber, Will Smith, LL Cool J, Jillian Michaels, Ryan Seacrest, and Kelly Clarkson.See more photos of Keselowski at CES below. Brad Keselowski (C) on stage with NASCAR Vice President of Digital Media Marc Jenkins (L) and Qualcomm CEO Paul Jacobs (R). Brad Keselowski, 2012 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series champion, and Marc Jenkins, NASCAR’s VP of digital media, joined Qualcomm CEO Paul Jacobs on stage Monday night in Las Vegas during Jacobs’ keynote address to kick off the 2013 Consumer Electronics Show. The trio unveiled a conceptual app that NASCAR and Qualcomm are currently working on which will allow fans at home to watch NASCAR races like never before.
Last weekend, Neil Young & Promise Of The Real made their debut at the Beale Street Music Festival in Memphis, TN, performing a monster set of songs throughout their career. Young teamed up with Promise of the Real last year, as the band features Lukas and Micah Nelson – sons of Young’s longtime friend Willie Nelson. Together, they released The Monsanto Years, a folk inspired protest album against the food corporation.All of that aside, the band’s set at Beale Street was highlighted by its opening: a 36-plus minute version of the classic song “Down By The River.” It’s jammed out versions like this that make us proud to listen to the great Neil Young.Thanks to runme69, we have full video of the “Down By The River” opener. Tune in and enjoy:The full setlist from that performance can be read below:Edit this setlist | More Neil Young + Promise of the Real setlists[H/T JamBase]
After much anticipation, the Grateful Dead finally released their 12-CD box set, July 1978: The Complete Recordings. Focusing on five shows held between July 1-8 of 1978, the complete set is packed with hours of prime Grateful Dead goodness.In addition to the full box set, the Dead have shared a separate release of their performance at Red Rocks Amphitheatre in Morrison, CO from July 8th, 1978. This was the second night of a two-night stand, and the band’s second show at Red Rocks ever. The Dead would go on to play the iconic venue for a total of 20 times, setting a long-held sold-out show record that was recently broken by Widespread Panic.Fortunately, the entirety of the July 8th show is also on Spotify, which means we can happily share and listen to the pristine audio from this show. From the opener “Bertha” to the finale, a cover of Warren Zevon’s “Werewolves of London,” which was released that year, this is some of the best Grateful Dead music around. Enjoy! You can also watch Twist & Shout Records owner Paul Epstein talk about the shows, which he attended, below:Thanks for the music, Grateful Dead!
Wobblesauce has released part one of their double EP release, Obstacle Illusions, today, Wednesday July 20th 2016. In this four-track EP, the band really demonstrates how a four-piece rock group can progressively stretch the boundaries between jam and electronica, while still paying homage to the classics. This is especially apparent from their in-studio video and featured track release of “Grawlix” which clearly displays how each individual instrumentalist contributes to their complex layers of sound.From soaring guitar riffs and sultry synth lines, to textured bass drops filled with prog-rock polyrhythms, Wobblesauce delivers songs that take you on a sonic journey of the inner mind and spirit. Thanks to the band, we’re excited to premiere this jamming new release.Tune in to Obstacle Illusions: Part 1, streaming in full below.Part Two of Obstacle Illusions is due out this fall, so get ready… Join the Wobblesociety today! You can catch the band on the road at the tour dates below.
Israeli livetronica act G-Nome Project just landed in the United States for an early Fall tour that will see the group travel around a good portion of the country. The group announced they will be bringing along guitarist, longtime friend and Chicago native Marcus Rezak for their upcoming show at Subterranean on Saturday, September 17th, which also sees up and coming act Chachuba on as support. (Purchase tickets HERE)G-Nome Project is comprised of keyboardist Eyal Salomon, guitarist Shlomo Langer, bassist Zechariah Reich, and drummer Chemy Soibelman. The Jerusalem-based act have taken their local scene by storm, selling out venues in their hometown, all the way to Tel Aviv with their brand of electro-funk. G-Nome has been making a name for themselves in the U.S. since their first shows on this side of the pond a couple of years back. Coming off a major play at Camp Bisco earlier this summer, and an upcoming performance at the Catskill Chill festival, this current tour sees the band ready to make some serious waves.Chachuba, a four-piece trancefusion/jam act from Chicago, made up of Nate Beitz (bass), Sean DiCosola (keys/production), Paul Feinstein (drums), and Jimmy Klimek (guitar/303), is able to transcend genres with heavy and melodic guitar riffs, synths, and funky beats. If you like to get down, don’t sleep on this show. It’s going to be a hot one!Purchase tickets for G-Nome Project at Subterranean on Saturday, September 17th here.Show Info:Bands: G-Nome Project w/ Chachuba and special guest Marcus RezakVenue: SubterraneanDate: Saturday – September 17th, 2016Time: Doors 8pm / Show 9pmTickets: $12adv / $15dos (Purchase HERE)Enter To Win Tickets:
If you’re planning to be in New Orleans to ring in 2017, make sure to get down there a few days early for what’s sure to be an incredible night of electro-funk and glitch-hop mastery at the Howlin’ Wolf. On Thursday, December 29th, the Russ Liquid Test has organized a very special evening, dubbed the “Russ Liquid’s Electric Kool-Aid Acid Test”.Russ Liquid & Andrew Block Dig Deep Into The Debut Russ Liquid Test EP [Interview/Stream]The new Russ Liquid Test live band will feature a rock-solid lineup of Alvin Ford Jr. (Dumpstaphunk/Pretty Lights Live Band), Andrew Block, Jason Hodge, Ken Turner, Jubee, and Emily Nichols. Also on the bill for this massive evening is Marvel Years, Cofresi, and Sky Society. With a stacked lineup, this is sure to be a can’t-miss party for any fan of Pretty Lights, The Revivalists, or Galactic who are looking for something to do in New Orleans on the nights before the main event of New Year’s Eve.A limited number of early bird tickets are on-sale now for $15, before the price jumps to $20. Also of note, this show is 18+. To purchase tickets, click here. You can also find VIP Packages, which includes 1 signed poster, a credential for early soundcheck viewing, a Sky Society T-Shirt, and an assorted sticker pack, right here.Enter To Win Tickets:
Now that Dead & Company has officially announced plans for a month-long summer tour, the question many John Mayer fans have been wondering is whether or not the guitarist would hit the road in support of his forthcoming solo album, The Search For Everything, due out sometime in early 2017. The answer to that question has now been answered.Dead & Company Announces Summer 2017 Tour DatesWith the Dead dates set and announced, Mayer has confirmed that he will be putting in some serious time on the road with a bit of a touring segue of his own, as he states in his most recent Facebook post, “The Search For Everything -> spring solo tour -> Dead & Co. summer tour -> solo summer tour -> tour tour tour.” So, fear not, all of you adoring John Mayer (solo) fans, this news should be just enough to whet those appetites. Take a listen to his latest single “Love on the Weekend” below.“Love on the Weekend”:
It seems David Crosby is in a new productive phase of his career, as the famed singer/songwriter has just revealed some major plans for 2017. Not only has Crosby announced a major tour, but the artist has just confirmed the completion of a new album, titled Sky Trails. Though there is no release date yet for the new album, Crosby is sure to put it out in the near future.To support releases new and old, Crosby will tour through the months of April and May, hitting venues across the country with James Raymond on keys, Mai Agan on bass, Steve DiStanislao on drums, Jeff Pevar on guitar and Michelle Willis on keys and vocals. The tour will focus on music from Sky Trails, his recently released Croz album, and classics from the David Crosby catalog.See his full tour schedule by heading here.
This summer is surely shaping up nicely, as the High Sierra Music Festival reveals their newest lineup additions. In addition to previously announced Trey Anastasio Band x2, Ween, Galactic, and Mike Gordon, the California dreamland festival has added Gov’t Mule, BoomBox, David Lindley, LEBO & Friends feat. Melvin Seals, The Brothers Comatose, Manic Focus, El Ten Eleven, Sweet Crude, Hamish Anderson, and Skerik.The four night excursion will take place from June 29- July 2 in Quincy, CA, capitalizing on the beautiful Northern California climate for an early summer throwdown.For more information, head to the festival website. Check out the full lineup below:
Last week, The Main Squeeze was posted up in the Big Easy, joining the other hundreds of musicians who flocked to the city for New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival. On May 3rd, the band took to Blue Nile, to celebrate the festival and the city. During their performance, as is the Jazz Fest way, a special guest came out and joined them — Shaun Martin of Snarky Puppy — sitting in on keys for part of their performance.The Main Squeeze,Spafford, Aqueous, And More To Play First Ever Canyon Jam At The MishawakaToday, The Main Squeeze just released a video of this collaboration via their “Squeeze Cam,” giving us folks a chance to see part of their performance from the stage looking out at the crowd. You can check out the video of Shaun Martin’s sit-in below.