Martin Scorsese agreed to serve as producer for an official Grateful Dead documentary back in October 2014. The Dead’s 50th anniversary was coming up the following year, and filmmakers wanted to have the project ready for the celebration. Unfortunately that didn’t happen, and the landmark event was ultimately celebrated with a massive 3-day concert over the 4th of July weekend in Chicago’s Soldier Field. Original members Bob Weir, Mickey Hart, Bill Kreutzmann, and Phil Lesh reunited on-stage for the event, which proved a huge success, despite the absence of Jerry Garcia, who died in 1995. Now, however, the 6-part documentary, appropriately titled Long Strange Trip from director Amir Bar-Lev (The Tillman Story, Happy Valley), is set to premiere at this year’s Sundance Film Festival before being released on Amazon Prime this May. Continue reading →
Tonight is looking like the kick off to yet another great weekend in the Twin Cities. If you aren’t going to The Cabooze tonight you should consider Greenroom Magazine’s first event in their 3 part “Sessions” series. Each session will feature a different cast of artists and genres as well as a new venue; this time around performances will include Bones & Beeker, Mina Moore, Kwey and a DJ set from Sarah White. Solid to say the least, this event is 21+ and the door will be $10, if you’re interested make sure to get there earlier rather than later. For more info on the next 2 sessions click the link below.
This weekend the Mid West Music Fest is set to take place once again. The festival, which has more than 70+ bands, is here to celebrate 5 years of music and community. The event began in 2010 and has grown to a whole new level since its birth and offers nearly every genre of music. The festival, which is over a three day span, will be happening over the course of this upcoming weekend on thirteen different stages. With featured acts of Lizzo, The 4onthefloor, Charlie Parr, Caroline Smith, and many, many more; expect this weekend to get crazy down in southern MN. The entire event is $60 for a 3-day pass, which also includes musicians’ workshops and a movie screening of Every Everything: The Music, Life & Times of Grant Hart.
The group out of Leeds, England, has exploded in popularity over the last couple years. The song, Tessellate, is off of their debut album, An Awesome Wave, which came out last year. The Indie Rock band is definitely unique by adding a mix of genres to their sound. The album uses a nice blend of folk, rock, electronic and a blend of some hip-hop to their music. If you haven’t, make sure to check out the album, you can stream An Awesome Wave on youtube.