Ray Manzarek, co-founder and organ extraordinaire for seminal psychedelic rock band The Doors, passed away today after a lengthy battle with bile duct cancer, according to a statement by his publicist. Manzarek checked out of this lifetime in Rosenheim, Germany, surrounded by family, at age 74.
Have you ever noticed that the relationship between Hollywood and the music industry has been mutually beneficial for decades, and how video games are one medium of artistic creativity that has seemingly lacked commercial musical ties? Sure, actors have voiced characters in video games and there are hundreds of games based on Hollywood blockbusters, but the music and gaming industries have never had the sort of relationship that film and music have shared. Video games don’t have the soundtrack typical of a high budget flick.
In celebration of the reissue of “Sailing The Seas Of Cheese”, Primus will be appearing at TRI Studios today. The band will be talking about the album and answering questions from fans. Be sure to tune in at 3:40pm PST.
This Saturday night, April 20th, Moonalice and special guest, Wavy Gravy, will host a Sweet Relief benefit show at Slim’s in San Francisco. Sweet Relief Musicians Fund is a charity organization that provides financial assistance to those facing illness, disability, or age-related problems.
This week on Weir Here is American Jubilee and the Terrapin Family Band, two overlapping bands that grew out of the Terrapin Crossroads (TXR) music scene. TXR is restaurant, bar, and venue in San Rafael owned by Phil Lesh, the legendary bass player of the Grateful Dead. It has become common place to see guests of Weir Here show up at TXR later that same evening to play with Terrapin Family Band during their weekly Wednesday night gig in the bar.
Last Wednesday was my first experience watching Weir Here in person and I honestly don’t think I could have picked a more awesome show to watch. Last week’s special guest was the ever-so-talented Leslie Mendelson alongside Jason Crosby, Steve Kimock, Dave Schools, and Jay Lane. The entire group was mesmerizing.
Stream one of Cassie Morgan's brand new tracks: "A Day Longer" available on her website now. The 7" vinyl only pressing will be released on Record Store Day, April 20, 2013. Awesome side note: the record was recorded out in a pole barn in the middle of Kansas.
If you have ever watched TRI Studios live webcast "Weir Here", you’re probably familiar with Steve Parish. He frequently joins Bob Weir in the discussion segment of the show since he is a gifted story-teller.