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 →
The kid Daye Jack has been turning heads since the release of his debut project Hello World at the beginning of the year. The album had a decent amount of success, but Daye is clearly unsatisfied with “decent”. With the release of his next project Soul Glitch coming up, Daye Jack took to Twitter to drop a new visual for his track “Summer Day”. Soulful and reminiscent of that 90s semi-reggae scene, “Summer Day” is a feel good song that’ll have you longing to go back to the months of June, July and August. A solid record from front to back, it’ll be interesting to see what else Daye has up his sleeve for Soul Glitch, check out the video for “Summer Day” above and keep an eye out for more.
Eddy Grant has been one of the hardest working musicians since the late 60s. The guitarist/singer-songwriter, has released over 15 studio albums spanning 20+ years of music making. We want to recognize the hard work and dedication by Eddy Grant and make him this week’s Weekend Classic.
Eddy Grant was born in Guyana and emigrated to London as a child. Grant already had seen success by 1968 while he was the lead guitarist and songwriter with The Equals, with their release of “Baby Come Back”. By 1982, Grant released his 7th studio album Killer on the Rampage, and had two major hits with “I Don’t Wanna Dance” and “Electric Avenue”. The album went on to be a Top Ten album selling over a million copies. A few years later he saw success with political protest songs such as “War Party” and “Living on the Front Line”. If want to hear more music from Eddy Grant, make sure to dig deep, as he has slew of hit records.
Location: 205 E Hennepin Avenue, Minneapolis When: Thursday, February 27th @ 10PM
DJ Just Nine & Greg Grease will once again be bringing Upset The Setup to Honey tomorrow. This marks a busy week for the fellas with the release of ZuluZuluu’s “Let It Go” and another show at The Dakota Jazz Club on Sunday. The event will feature SPCE WZRD (DJ Just Nine & Greg Grease), ZuluZuluu and DJ Don Cucu with reggae, soul-step and funk being played throughout the night. This one’s 21+ and will only cost $5 at the door, if you’re looking for a fun dance party on a thirsty Thursday, this is it.
Location: 320 Cedar Ave S When: September 28th, 2013/ 11:30AM-10:30PM
This weekend the 10th annual Minneapalooza music festival will be going down outside Minneapolis’ own Red Sea. The show’s lineup is chalk full of dope local talent and will feature God Johnson, Mayda, International Reggae All-Stars, The Cannaholics, Bobby Raps of Audio Perm and our homies Glow Mechanics just to name a few. The show is all ages and will be held outdoors so come prepared for the elements, if you don’t have anything better to do this Saturday you should definitely get down to the Red Sea and enjoy some dope music.
Take a ride with 10ft Ganja Plant as you climb higher up the stalk. These guys are a side project of upstate New York’s John Brown’s Body, but deliver a true reggae dub sound. Turn the speakers up and let the slapping of bass fill air.