New Orleans brass outfit, The Soul Rebels, have released their latest mixtape, Power = Power, which features studio, live versions and remixes of original material, as well as covers of some of today’s biggest stars. The Soul Rebels are known for putting their own unique spin on other artists work, which always provide for a proper party, and their latest mixtape drives that point home.With Power = Power, The Soul Rebels take on artists such as Jay Z, Kanye West, Drake, Nicki Minaj and Bruno Mars and even Daft Punk (with help from Big Freedia on vocals). The group started with the idea to play the music they loved on the radio in the New Orleans Brass Band tradition that they grew up on. They were drawn to influences from outside the city as well as R&B, funk and hip-hop but remain steeped in the fundamentals of New Orleans jazz.The Soul Rebels are: Lumar LeBlanc (Drummer & Co-Founder), Derrick Moss (Drummer & Co-Founder), Julian Gosin (Trumpet), Marcus Hubbard (Trumpet), Corey Peyton (Trombone), Paul Robertson (Trombone), Erion Williams (Tenor Sax), and Edward Lee Jr. (Sousaphone). The Soul Rebels Tour Dates:December5- New Orleans, LA- Le Bon Temps Roule6- Baton Rouge, LA- Chelsea’s Cafe7- New Orleans, LA- Algiers Bon Fire12- New Orleans, LA- Le Bon Temps Roule14- New Orleans, LA- Blue Nile15- New Orleans, LA- Stanton Moore Drum Camp19- New Orleans, LA- Le Bon Temps Roule26- New Orleans, LA- Le Bon Temps Roule27- New Orleans, LA- Gasa Gasa31- New Orleans, LA- d.b.a.January 20142- New Orleans, LA- Le Bon Temps Roule16- Boca Raton, FL- Funky Biscuit17- St. Petersburg, FL – The Ale and The Witch18- Miami, Fl- Willcall23- Port au Prince, Haiti- Festival International de Jazz- Ollofson Hotel25- Port au Prince, Haiti- Festival International de Jazz – Canne-à-SucreFebruary12- Philadelphia, PA- World Café Live Downstairs13-15- New York, NY- Brooklyn Bowl16- Washington, DC- The HamiltonMarch26- Linz, Austria- Posthof27- Gleisdorf, Austria- Klosterforum28- Burghausen, Germany- Burghausen Jazz festival29- Stuttgart, Germany- Club BixApril13- Fremantle, Australia- West Coast Blues N’ Roots15- Melbourne, Australia- Recital Centre16- Sydney, Australia- The Basement17-19- Byron Bay, Australia- Byron Bay Bluesfest20- Deniliquin, Australia- Deni Blues & Roots
Winter WonderGrass, the annual bluegrassy festival held in Avon, CO, has announced a jam-packed 2015 lineup. Headliners for this edition include The Sam Bush Band, Leftover Salmon, The Infamous Stringdusters, Elephant Revival, Les Claypool’s Duo de Twang, and Jeff Austin Band.The full lineup includes acts like The Wood Brothers, Fruition, Paper Bird, Brothers Comatose, Trout Steak Revival, Mountain Standard Time, Wood & Wire, Dustbowl Revival, Tyler Grant & Andy Thorn, Gipsy Moon, Wondergrass Allstars and Chain Station. The festival boasts an extensive selection of Colorado craft beers, and, nestled in the Rocky Mountains, WinterWonderGrass gives the perfect taste of Colorado living. Tickets for the event are on sale now, via Eventbrite.
Load remaining images On March 13th and 14th, moe. hit the Best Buy Theater along their 25th anniversary tour. The band was on fire, delivering hours-upon-hours-worth of fantastic music each night. With plans to perform at Summer Camp, The Dear Jerry Tribute Concert, Mountain Jam, All Good Music Fest and more, make sure you catch this band as they roar through 2015!Here are the setlists from both shows (courtesy of Facebook), and photos below (courtesy of Corey Regensburger).March 13th, 2015 ~ Best Buy TheaterI: Paper Dragon > Waiting For The Punchline, Darkness > Bring You Down, Annihilation Blues > meat.II: New York City, Do Or Die, Kyle’s Song > Same Old Story, Don’t Fear The Reaper >(nh) Spaz Medicine, Akimbo > RebubulaEnc: The RoadMarch 14th, 2015 ~ Best Buy TheaterI: Big World > Ricky Marten > 32 Things , Bullet , Runaway Overlude > x SheII: Billy Goat > head > nh Blue Jeans Pizza , Rise , Bear Song > Not Coming Down , Threw It All Away , Dr. Graffenberg (w. Conehead Buddha)Enc: Shoot First , Plane Crash
On the heels of tours with Medeski, Martin and Wood, followed by Gov’t Mule, guitarist John Scofield will keep things going in 2015 with a small John Scofield Quartet tour. Joining the quartet on tour is none other than keyboardist John Medeski, and the group will play a handful of shows in the West, with stops in San Francisco, Phoenix, and Boulder.Medeski and Scofield will also be performing together at Bonnaroo, with Billy Martin and Chris Wood (MSMW), and as a duo in Stanford, CA. Check out the full tour schedule below:John Scofield / John Medeski DatesMedeski Scofield Martin & Wood – 6/12 – Bonnaroo – Manchester, TN John Scofield Quartet Featuring John Medeski – 6/17 – Miner Auditorium – San Francisco, CA John Scofield Quartet Featuring John Medeski – 6/18 – Musical Instrument Museum – Phoenix, AZ John Scofield Quartet Featuring John Medeski – 6/19 – Boulder Theater – Boulder, CO John Scofield + John Medeski Duo – 6/21 – Dinkelspiel Auditorium – Stanford, CA
Few music festivals can hang with Outside Lands.When it comes to the sheer scale of it, the lineup, the amazing food and drinks, all the different offerings — after eight years — the hand that pieces it all together has developed a masterful touch all the way down to the tiniest details. To put it simply, Ranger Dave clearly knows what he’s doing.With over 200,000 people in attendance over the three-day festival in San Francisco’s Golden Gate Park this past weekend, Outside Lands had to deliver, and it did.Every year the lineup is loaded with living legends, current heavyweights, rising stars, and local acts hoping to make waves. This year was no different, featuring a spectrum of artists that caters to every sonic taste. There were few sets that failed to connect, so picking favorites is a challenging exercise, but in no particular order, here were our favorites from this year’s edition of Outside Lands.D’Angelo and the Vanguard The sounds, the sights, and the energy that D’Angelo and the Vanguard created Friday night were unbelievable, but then again, a true icon and a true showman can make the unbelievable, believable. Each song surpassed the peak set by the one before it, and the connection that developed between the crowd and D’Angelo was as genuine as any all weekend long. It was a dance party by definition, facilitated by the Vanguard’s flawless rhythm section and masterful instrumentation. After the set, the collective conversation was about how much the performance exceeded expectations. Lesson learned: never underestimate D’Angelo.Alex Bleeker and the Freaks: Play Dead (w/ Bill Kreutzmann)A music fest in San Francisco wouldn’t have been complete without some Grateful Dead. And not only is this year the band’s 50th anniversary, but Sunday marked 20 years to the day since the untimely death of Jerry Garcia. Shortly before Alex Bleeker and the Freaks stepped on the Panhandle stage early Sunday afternoon, word got out that Grateful Dead drummer Bill Kreutzmann was going to sit-in to honor his longtime friend. The set featured staples like “Scarlet Begonias” and “Mexicali Blues” before Kreutzmann stationed himself behind his red drum set. He took a solo into “The Other One” before the band jammed into “St. Stephen,” and the end of “He’s Gone.” Kreutzmann walked offstage while Bleeker and the rest of the band sang “Ooh, nothing’s gonna bring him back.” While true in the literal sense, it’s hard not to feel Garcia’s presence during moments like that.Tame ImpalaFresh off the release of their new album, Currents (Read the review here), the skyrocketing Aussies unleashed one of the best sets of the entire weekend in front of a massive crowd at the main stage, Lands End. Stationed in front of tie-dye, acid trip visuals on the LED screen behind them, Tame Impala maneuvered through its old favorites like “Elephant” and “Alter Ego” while showcasing new songs like “Let it Happen” and “The Moment” in front of a San Francisco crowd that’s always embraced them. All the sounds and elements that used to accent the indie rock band’s music have shifted to the forefront, creating a danceable energy that’s more noticeable than their previous work.Cold War KidsCalifornia has been good to Cold War Kids, and like Tame Impala on Saturday, they felt the love at Lands End. They avoided their latest material from last month’s EP, Five Quick Cuts, and brought the hits like “Audience,” “Hang Me Up to Dry,” and “Miracle Mile,” which opened the set. It was those familiar sounds that loosened up the crowd, and the mutual respect between Cold War Kids and the San Francisco crowd was palpable in a way that said they might not be the indie rock band all others look up had it not been for the approval of music hub’s like the Bay Area.Karl Denson’s Tiny UniverseFor those unwise to Karl Denson’s Tiny Universe, getting to step inside it Sunday afternoon was a refreshing change to most of the sounds that came from the Twin Peaks’ speakers. As he moved through his arsenal of woodwinds, Denson and the Tiny Universe’s potent ensemble blessed the Sunday air with its perfect blend of rock and funk that specializes in unhinging feet from the ground. The grooves were sharp and the jams were steady as more and more wandering festivalgoers stopped to bask in the vibes created by the best dressed band on the lineup.ClassixxOne of the best parts about music festivals is discovering new artists, specifically that moment when your ears catch something enjoyable in the distance, and like a magnet, it pulls you in. Saturday night, as the sky shifted from gray to black before The Black Keys and Kendrick Lamar, Classixx reeled in every wandering body that was migrating between stages. The Los Angeles bred duo, formerly known as Young Americans, brought their blend of house, funk, and disco music to the Panhandle stage, providing the perfect warm-up for Saturday’s headliners. Whether you were eating dinner or just walking by, it was impossible not to bounce in approval to those sounds.Check out some footage of the group playing from 2014:Kendrick LamarIf there were any doubts about who the current king of hip-hop is, Kendrick Lamar put that conversation to bed, murdered it, and dumped the body, leaving nothing but witnesses to tell the story. A seemingly endless, scrunched in crowd assembled at the Twin Peaks stage to catch a glimpse of Lamar. With a full ensemble backing him and a video screen cycling through visuals, he got funky on “King Kunta,” hyped on “m.A.A.d. City,” and broke it down on “Sing About Me” with every smartphone in the crowd pointed toward him. His charisma, presence, and abilities as a performer took root inside everyone watching, which created an energy that was felt only a few times throughout the weekend. Twice, Lamar paused during the set, taken aback by the Bay Area respect, saying, “That’s love.” Set of the weekend goes to the Compton native. GiversWhen New Orleans is your home, to generate the indie pop sound that Givers has is saying something. Their rib-sticking, lucid melodies created one of the most engaging sets that graced the Panhandle stage all weekend. The young quintet, led by Tiffany Lamson, boasts a huge personality, with plenty of hair to head-bang and contagious energy to feed off of. They debuted new material that was well-received, and ended the final show of their tour with some confidence to take home.ODESZA Sometimes it’s better to leave your EDM hang-ups at home and be part of something seething in genuine enjoyment. The Twin Peaks area became party headquarters, especially after DJ Mustard’s Sunday afternoon set turned into everyone’s guilty pleasure moment of the weekend, singing along and getting as ratchet as possible to what seemed like every club banger from the last decade. ODESZA followed Mustard’s beats, bringing some musical prowess back to the stage with their blissful, danceable music. The duo showcased true mastery of the tension-release style of electronic music that’s focused more on creating natural rhythms that flow rather than repeatedly building and dropping bass bombs. “Say My Name” was a truly idyllic moment as friends were lifted on shoulders and every climbable tree was conquered to get a decent view. Whenever that many people dance that hard with smiles that wide, it’s hard not to call it a moment of the weekend.Elton JohnWhat is there to say about Sir Elton John at this point? Following Sam Smith’s impressive, emotional set, donning a blue Captain Fantastic jacket, John kicked off the final main stage performance of the weekend with “The Bitch is Back”, and then went on to unleash every hit imaginable. “Rocket Man”, “Bennie and the Jets”, “Tiny Dancer”, “Your Song” — check, check, check, and check. Like Lamar’s show, John enjoyed the attention of the majority of the 70,000 fans in attendance. Most of the crowd lifted his vocals to greater heights as they sang along with the musical icon. Sometimes ending the weekend with a powerful performance is better than sweating the final notes away at a rager.
With the Presidential election heating up, naturally we turned to our musical friends to see what they have in mind. Music is an integral part of any political campaign, from the music played at rallies to voter concerts and beyond.In recent months, a number of musicians have come out in support of various candidates. Fortunately, the fine folks of Visually have created an infographic summarizing just who is supporting who. Unsurprisingly, a majority of the musicians surveyed are for Democratic candidates, with only a handful (i.e. Ted Nugent, Kid Rock) endorsing Republican candidates. It is interesting, however, to see the split between Bernie Sanders and Hillary Clinton.Of course, this graphic is missing a few key musicians, including the performers at three recent Bernie Sanders concerts, like Edward Sharpe & The Magnetic Zeros, Vampire Weekend, Red Hot Chili Peppers (some members are included), and more. Still, this image does a nice job of breaking down each musician and the candidate they support.So, which potential President does your favorite musician support?
Harvard crew returned to the top of the podium at the Henley Royal Regatta (July 5-8) with a win in the Ladies Challenge Plate. It was one of three victories for Harvard-affiliated rowers on the final day of the regatta in Henley-on-Thames, England.The varsity eight defeated Molesey Boat Club and New York Athletic Club by one length and clocked in at 6:36. Following a strong start, Harvard was able to take a canvas lead just a quarter mile into the race. The Crimson increased their lead to two-thirds a length by the barrier and then to a length at the three-quarters-of-a mile mark. Molesey made a push at the mile marked and cut the lead to three-quarters of a length, but Harvard picked up the pace and moved out to a full length before crossing the finish line.Its was Harvard’s first win at Henley since 2002, when Harvard made history by winning the Ladies Challenge Plate, the Temple Challenge Cup, and the Britannia Cup at the same regatta. Harvard has now won the Ladies Plate six times to collect its 16th win at the regatta. Twelve of those wins have come under head coach Harry Parker.The varsity eight was made up of Jessica Hoy ’07 (cox), George Kitovitz ’08 (stroke), Matt McLane ’07 (7), Toby Medaris ’07 (6), Andrew Boston ’07 (5), Henrik Rummel ’09 (4), Joe Medioli ’08 (3), Simon Gawlik ’09 (2), and Simon Kotzeff ’07 (bow).Shawnigan Lake & Victoria City of Canada defeated Australian Institute of Sport by one and a quarter lengths to win the Grand Challenge Cup. Malcolm Howard ’05 sat in the five seat for that boat. Mike Blomquest ’03 was a member of the Molesey crew Harvard beat in the Ladies Challenge Plate. Kip McDaniel ’04 and his crew from Brentwood College & Shawnigan Lake of Canada, meanwhile, fell to Leander in the final of the Stewards’ Challenge Cup.Former Radcliffe rower Michelle Guerette ’02 captured the Princess Royal Challenge Cup in the women’s single sculls with an impressive win over J.C. Goldsack of Wallingford Rowing Club. Guerette clocked in at 9:24, the fastest time in that race over the weekend.
Richard D. Frisbie ’71, J.D. ’74, a former All-Ivy Harvard lacrosse midfielder who captained the Crimson his senior year, is leading his team once again with the announcement of the Frisbie Family Endowed Coach for Men’s Lacrosse. Frisbie’s gift will endow the head coaching position and also help support the annual operation of the nationally recognized men’s lacrosse program.The news comes only weeks after the announcement of the first two women’s head coaching endowments in Harvard history. RoAnn Costin ’74, a former All-America swimmer and rower for the Crimson, established the Costin Family Endowed Coach for Women’s Swimming and Diving. The gift is in memory of her mother, Rosemary Cole Costin, and in honor of her sister, Maura Costin Scalise ’80. Scalise was an All-America swimmer and former Harvard women’s swimming and diving head coach. On the heels of Costin’s gift, C. Kevin Landry ’66, his wife Barrie, and their daughters Kimberly GwinnLandry ’93 and Jennifer Landry Le ’99 created the Landry Family Head Coach for Harvard Women’s Ice Hockey.Robert L. Scalise, Nichols Family Director of Athletics (and men’s lacrosse head coach for more than a decade), said of the Frisbie gift, “Rick and his wife Lisa have been dedicated supporters of Harvard athletics for many years. They recognize that these programs add value to the College experience and benefit student-athletes throughout their lives.”“I am constantly reminded that the dedication and commitment to excellence of our student-athletes are matched by the loyalty and support of our alumni and friends,” Scalise said. “The University is grateful to Rick and Lisa, and to all of our donors for their extraordinary generosity.”Frisbie hopes that his gift will influence the lives of many generations of Harvard lacrosse players. “Harvard has meant a lot to me,” he explained. “I made some of my best friends there and I had some great experiences, including playing lacrosse and football. Harvard has helped me attain some of the accomplishments in my life; I wanted to give back in a way that was meaningful to me, and athletics was an important part of my Harvard experience.”Frisbie is no stranger to Harvard athletics. He was a three-year starter in lacrosse (1969–71) and football (1968–70) during an era when freshmen were not eligible to play on the varsity squads. As a senior captain, Frisbie helped lead his lacrosse team to its best record in seven years. On the gridiron, he was a talented cornerback, “one of the best players in the league … as tough as they come,” according to his backfield coach. He earned first-team All-Ivy League honors in both sports. Years later, his daughter Lizzy ’02 also played for the Crimson, as a midfielder on the women’s lacrosse team. Today, Frisbie remains an active alumnus, serving as a member of Harvard’s Visiting Committee for Athletics and co-chairing the Class of 1971’s Gift Committee.John Tillman, Harvard’s first Frisbie Family Endowed Coach for Men’s Lacrosse, said, “This significant gift illustrates an extraordinary level of alumni interest and commitment, as evidenced by Rick Frisbie’s leadership.”For RoAnn Costin, her gift is a tribute to the people who influenced her life so profoundly — led by her mother Rosemary. “She was a nurturer and educator who encouraged and inspired her children to excel in academics and athletics,” Costin recalled. “Because of her guidance, my sister Maura and I were fortunate to have choices at a time when opportunities for women were limited.”Costin noted that Alice McCabe, Harvard-Radcliffe’s remarkable women’s swimming coach at the time, saw to it that Costin pursued her athletic and academic interests at the highest levels. “I’m thrilled to now be in a position to give back, and I encourage other women and men who have benefited from their Harvard experience to ensure that future generations have similar opportunities.”Kevin Landry’s gift to the women’s ice hockey program is the culmination of his family’s love affair with the game. An avid fan during his undergraduate years, he continued to follow Harvard hockey after graduating; years later, both of his daughters played for the Crimson, with Kimberly being named co-captain. “My wife and I both enjoy the game, and we loved watching our daughters play,” he said. “This gift honors the long and great tradition of varsity sports at Harvard, and we hope that it will influence the lives of many generations of Harvard hockey’s talented athletes.”Landry marvels at the advances in the women’s ice hockey program over the years, and the impact of the team’s success within the community. “We’ve reached a point where we now expect the team to be ranked at the top nationally and win it all. And to see the faces of the girls and boys in the stands, you can’t help noticing their amazement at what these young women can do.”
It was a long drive from St. Louis to Florida, but Darlene Ketten had finally made it. Standing in the warm surf of St. George Island, she watched with delight as tiny, colorful bean clams popped out of the sand and then quickly reburied themselves as the waves foamed around her calves.“It was gorgeous, with incredible soft, white sand,” Ketten recalled. “In the surf were minute clams — pink, blue, orange, and gold — popping out of the sand and then disappearing. … I dipped my hand in the water and tasted it.”The year was 1971 and Ketten, then a recent graduate of Washington University in St. Louis, had made the pilgrimage to quench her years-long curiosity about the ocean. That curiosity would not only fuel her drive across America, it would also color her subsequent career as an authority on human and animal hearing in her capacity as a specialist in imaging and analyzing cochlear implants at the Massachusetts Eye and Ear Infirmary (MEEI) and as a scientist at Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution.Working under an unusual joint appointment between Harvard Medical School and Woods Hole, Ketten, an assistant clinical professor of otology and laryngology, examines how ear structures and changes in them affect hearing. She probes the inner ear of many species, in both healthy and ill individuals, searching for clues as to how changes brought about by both evolution and disease affect hearing.Ketten keeps her feet in the water today by walking beaches around the world to examine stranded marine mammals for clues about how they got there. Her shoreline necropsies look for ailments that might cause an animal to beach itself, with particular attention paid to whether man-made noise pollution and hearing damage played a part.Ketten came to Harvard in 1985 as a postdoctoral fellow in Harvard Medical School’s Eaton-Peabody Laboratory of Auditory Physiology. She became a lecturer in the Department of Organismic and Evolutionary Biology in 1987 and an instructor in Harvard Medical School’s Department of Otology and Laryngology and a research associate in the Cochlear Implant Research Laboratory at MEEI in 1988. In 1993, she was named an assistant clinical professor of otology and laryngology.At the Massachusetts Eye and Ear Infirmary, Ketten lent her imaging expertise to the study of cochlear implants and how they interact with the human inner ear. Through imaging and computer models of the ear’s structure, Ketten examines the importance of the curvature of the implant wires and placement of the individual electrodes in speech perception.Even when working at MEEI, Ketten kept her hand in her marine work, bringing in marine specimens for nighttime scans.Ketten worked with the New England Aquarium to examine ailing animals, including stranded seals and turtles whose health had to be assessed before they could be released.By the mid-1990s, interest in the impact of noise pollution and Navy sonar on marine mammals was growing, as was demand for someone with Ketten’s unique combination of skills. In 1997, she accepted a joint appointment as an associate scientist at Woods Hole and began dividing her time between the institution’s facilities in Falmouth, Mass., and MEEI in Boston.
At its third meeting of the year on Oct. 8, the Faculty Council discussed Dean Michael D. Smith’s upcoming letter to the Faculty and considered changes to the procedures for responding to allegations of misconduct in research. The council next meets on Oct. 29. The preliminary deadline for the Nov. 18 Faculty meeting is Nov. 3 at 9:30 a.m.