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  1. I just got booked on this killer show in NYC, anyone want to road trip with me down to it? FRIDAY, JUNE 14TH, 2019 ZAPP FutureType $20.00 TICKETS DOORS: 6:00 PM / SHOW: 8:00 PM This event is 21 and over ZAPP Website Facebook Twitter Zapp unleashes funky, high-energy music with a contagious groove built for dancing, loving and good times. Made up of masterful musicians who have been getting down together since the late 1970s, the group’s sizzling chemistry can be attributed to the fact that it has always been a joyful family affair. The band started with Lil Roger and Lil Lester in 1962, which became Lil Roger and His Fabulous Vel's, grew into Roger and the Human Body from 1974-1978, then became a full-fledged movement as Zapp. Now bandleader Lester Troutman, Sr. (drums), Terry “Zapp” Troutman (talkbox/keyboards/bass), Bart Thomas (talkbox/vocals/keyboards/bass), Dale DeGroat (musical direction/keyboards/vocals), Thomas Troutman (keyboards/vocals), Riccardo Bray (guitar) and Anthony Arrington (sax) join to carry on the legacy of a tight-knit group of expert players and funk, soul and party band pioneers. Vibrating with moog bass, electrifying guitar riffs and fresh, clever lyrics, the tight-knit group’s songs demonstrate a wicked sense of humor and an unmatched ability to tell colorful stories and write solid, memorable hooks. Zapp members’ layered recordings and boisterous, Las Vegas-style live shows have always established them as trailblazers in both songwriting and showmanship. In the tradition of stylish masters such as James Brown, George Clinton, Stevie Wonder and Sly Stone, Zapp continues to both inspire and draw inspiration from hot acts like Daft Punk, The Black Eyed Peas and Justin Timberlake. Since Zapp’s beginnings, its heartbeat has always been the vibrant imagination of the three Troutman Brothers – older brother Larry and two younger brothers Roger and Lester – who jammed together before becoming a quartet called Roger and the Human Body. This early quartet included the duo of Roger and Lester, Ralph Shepard and Chris Croom, whose premiere recording experience was with Capitol Records in 1975- 1976, when they worked on Sun’s debut album as well as the debut of Roger and the Human Body. Hired as studio musicians, Roger and Lester were fundamental to both projects and had already been experimenting with the talkbox just as it was first gaining fame thanks to mega stars like Stevie Wonder, Peter Frampton and Earth, Wind & Fire. In 1978, Roger, Larry, Lester and Terry went into the studio with renowned bassist, singer and songwriter Bootsy Collins to record an album and were discovered by P- Funk’s legendary leader George Clinton, who encouraged them to name themselves “Zapp” in honor of Terry’s snappy nickname. In 1980, the four original Zapp members released their self-titled debut, co-produced by Collins, on Warner Bros Records. Released that summer, Zapp became a platinum success, peaking at the Top 20 of the Billboard Top 200 thanks to the hip-shaking hit single, “More Bounce to the Ounce,” written by Roger. This triumph led to a major tour with the Commodores Zapp’s dazzling rise persisted, piloted by Roger, who was the band’s producer, chief writer, arranger and composer and invented brand-new ways to use the talkbox that distinguished recordings. Within five years, the band scored a number of top-ten R&B hits: “Doo Wa Ditty,” I Can Make You Dance,” Heartbreaker,” ballads “Computer Love” and a cover of The Miracles’ “Ooo Baby Baby.” 1982’s “Dance Floor, Part 1” hit #1 on the R&B chart, with Roger’s solo numbers, “I Want to Be Your Man” and a cover of “I Heard it Through the Grapevine” also scoring big. By 1985, the group had amassed more than four gold records and was drawing huge audiences worldwide. In 1983, Zapp’s star was still bright, and Roger was introduced to the R&B legend Shirley Murdock, who auditioned for him and was instantly welcomed into the group in 1984. She toured with the band throughout 1985, the same year, Roger Lester and the rest of their production crew commandeered Shirley’s debut album, which made her an instant platinum sensation. Over the course of the past 30 years, Zapp’s and Roger’s music has been sampled hundreds of times by artists around the globe, which has kept the band’s buzz going strong. Zapp’s music has had a profound effect on west coast hip-hop, featured in songs by Jay Z, Lil’ Kim, Snoop Dogg, Xzibit, Ice Cube and many others. In 1995, Roger collaborated with 2Pac and Dr. Dre on the smash hit “California Love.” It became 2Pac’s best-known song and his most successful, reaching #1 on the Billboard Hot 100 and nominated for a posthumous Grammy Award as Best Rap Performance by a Duo or Group (with Roger and Dr. Dre) in 1997. For over 30 years, Zapp has played in small clubs, venues and huge stadiums alongside massive legends such as Rick James, Cameo, The Time, Prince and mentor George Clinton. Though Roger sadly passed away in 1999, the thrilling Zapp legacy lives on, fueled by his original creative spirit, with the hard-working, fearless current lineup still cooking up crafty new material and playing to throngs of jumping fans. FUTURETYPE Website Twitter Instagram FutureType is an organic-electronic live band led by composer/producer Miles Felix, singer-artist Chris Bruffee, and rapper DJC. These longtime friends -- natives of Los Angeles, Brooklyn, and Vermont -- were inspired to create a unique electro-soul funk-fusion sound in the basement studios of Brooklyn. Assembling a crew of multi-talented NYC-based musicians, they bridge the gap between dance-inducing DJ-Electronica and the energy of a live band with a full horn section. FutureType's potent sound comes from driving beats laid down by live drums; sharp horn lines; funktastic guitar; soulful vocals; and crisp hip hop verses. In mid-2016 they released their debut EP which received international airplay including spins on Radio Nova (Paris), KCRW (Los Angles), Shine FM (London), CIUT (Toronto) & WBAI (New York). The band also logged serious miles performing at wild dance parties all over New York City, Long Island, and Philadelphia. Now their second EP release showcases a progression of the band's fresh yet maturing electro-soul sound. Band leader Miles Felix music credits run deep with his work producing tracks for the likes of Method Man, Ty Dolla $ign, Melanie Fiona, Big Boi, Talib Kweli and scoring commercial work for Nike, Google, Cartier, and Vice-TV. FutureType's musicians aren't too shabby either having performed with, opened for, and recorded with such artists as Snoop Dogg, Drake, Juvenile, Lil Wayne, GURU’s Jazzamataz, Femi Kuti, Capital Cities, Lee Scratch Perry, Stephen Marley, Medeski Martin and Wood, Antibalas, and more. FutureType is Miles Felix, keyboard/talkbox, singer Chris Bruffee, MC & saxophonist Daniel J Cohn, guitarist J. Cleary, trombonist Eli Chalmer, trumpeter Rachel Therrien, and drummer Kevin Raczka. FutureType's new EP will be released on June 14th, 2019 on NuFunk Records worldwide. THENEWDEAL (LATE NIGHT) Website Facebook Twitter Instagram theNEWDEAL is back Toronto-based live electronic trio returns with new drummer Davide Di Renzo With over 1400 legendary late nights, sold-out clubs and triumphant festivals under their belts, theNEWDEAL returns with a passion in 2019 with ‘TND3’ – the third incarnation of the renowned live electronica trio: Jamie Shields (keyboards), Dan Kurtz (bass), and new drummer Davide Di Renzo. The band’s evolution through three drummers has now brought theNEWDEAL closer to its original direction. “With Davide, it’s a bit like ‘coming back home’, as he was the drummer that inspired our original direction back in 1998 when the three of us played an impromptu gig together in Guelph, Ontario. Each of the band’s drummers has brought something unique to theNEWDEAL, and with Davide we’re reaching back to move forward with the organic-infused improvisation that has long-inspired a big part of theNEWDEAL sound,” explains keyboardist Jamie Shields. theNEWDEAL first began in Toronto in 1999, quickly gaining support from Toronto’s underground club scene as pioneers in electronica, recreating the DJ experience with live, improvised music. Soon the band brought their interpretation of Electro House, Trance, Breakbeat and Drum & Bass to the US, where they were embraced by the crowds at NYC’s Wetlands Preserve and cultivated a loyal following in the American jam scene. After twelve years of touring, theNEWDEAL took a hiatus in 2011; Dan spent much of the next few years touring the world with Electropop band Dragonette. When theNEWDEAL returned to stages in 2014 they brought on board a new drummer in Dragonette’s Joel Stouffer. For three years, Dan, Jamie, and Joel enjoyed another successful round of touring and recording, and in 2017 Joel amicably parted ways to pursue other musical interests. In 2018, theNEWDEAL welcomed drummer extraordinaire Davide Di Renzo into the fold. After several months of shedding in the studio, the band released the first taste of new music in March 2019 with “Halo Drive”, an epic 16-minute live improvised studio jam – recorded and mixed in the moment without any overdubs. The band plans to release more of these live studio improvisations and will be launching a podcast as 2019 continues – plus a long anticipated return to the touring and festival circuit.
  2. Great to hear this! I gotta go listen to that stuff, Jeff's talents were next level! The list of acts that he played with is incredible, I gotta find a list of it. He was even best friends w/ SRV & BB King !!
  3. Just read the new book by drummer Tom Stephens called Best Seat In The House: My Time in the Jeff Healey Band while on vacation. I couldn't put the book down. There are incredible stories including a tale about getting his big break by meeting & playing with BB King at Expo '86 and a lot of anecdotes of tour antics by Jeff and the band. It's a classic story of the rise to fame and playing with the best musicians in the world. The latter part of the book is about Jeff's transition from a rock icon to a club owner and jazz trumpeter. Jeff Healey died on March 2, 2008 from sarcoma cancer at 41 years old. I've been a big fan as a kid as he grew up in South Etobicoke and we would always hear stories that he jammed at local bars. I seen him play once in Halifax and it was without longtime drummer Tom Stephen who explains how his role as manager/drummer ended very poorly with Jeff. Here's my favorite song: check out the dual guitar solo at the end. Anyone else have any thoughts on Jeff Healey?
  4. I saw one of the Gramercy shows - while I did enjoy myself - it was disappointing they didn't do much Crowes material. They had this singer who did Chris' vocals pretty well, he looked like the lead singer of Counting Crowes. The show presented itself more as a Marc Ford & Rich Robinson showcase of new material rather than a Crowes Tribute, which makes sense until you realize you'd rather hear them do Crowes material. Not sure if this band still together, hopefully Crowes brothers will make up and get back together one day.
  5. Toronto's Do Right Music & Exclaim host incredible label showcase at CMW Do Right Music & Exclaim! Present Do Right Music Showcase at CMW featuring: The Soul Motivators Tush Alister Johnson Rogue Tenant DJ John Kong + Guest: The Brooks Thursday, May 9th, 2019 Supermarket - 268 Augusta Ave, Toronto, ON Doors: 7pm / 19+ Tickets: $15 CMW wristbands accepted (subject to capacity) Tickets on sale now: Eventbrite & Soundscapes RSVP on Facebook -- Looking for the funkiest dance party at CMW? Look no further than Do Right Music’s label showcase, happening Thursday May 9 at Supermarket in Kensington Market. This special double-headliner night brings together longtime Do Right funk staples The Soul Motivators with up-and-coming live disco dance outfit Tush, acclaimed electronic/house DJ/producer Alister Johnson and Toronto art-rockers Rogue Tenant. With label boss DJ John Kong spinning tunes in between sets, the dancefloor is guaranteed to be burning all night long! -- The Soul Motivators The Soul Motivators are a premier funk outfit based in Toronto. A staple of the Canadian funk scene, the Motivators blend 70s funk, modern soul, psychedelic grooves, breakbeats to provide a fresh take on a classic sound. Since the release of their explosive 2015 full-length debut Free to Believe (Do Right Music), The Soul Motivators have tirelessly toured to bring their high-octane live show to the masses. The Soul Motivators recently released their newest EP Mindblastin', featuring powerhouse frontwoman Shahi Teruko who has been touring with the band for the past two years. They have electrified crowds at Toronto Jazz Festival, The Pan American Games, TEDx. Radio DJs around the world including Craig Charles of BBC Radio 6 have embraced their uniquely Canadian funk sound. Tush Powered by Kamilah Apong and Jamie Kidd, Tush is a Toronto-based band that has rapidly gained a reputation as one of the city’s best live dance acts. More grit than glam, their music searches for the rawness, vulnerability, and intimacy of the dancefloor experience. Their acclaimed debut EP do you feel excited? (Do Right Music) deliciously criss-crosses between electro funk, cosmic disco, and house and has been playlisted by DJs from the underground club scenes. Their high-energy live set has captured hearts and minds on some of the best local festival stages such as the Toronto Jazz Festival, Pride Toronto, Beaches Jazz Festival, and Toronto International Film Festival. Alister Johnson Alister Johnson’s obsession with discovering and manipulating new and unfamiliar sounds has made him one of the most dynamic producers in the city. His diverse production CV has included the Polaris-nominated future-soul of Zaki Ibrahim, hip-hop fusion group Grand Analog, the soul-jazz sounds of Sacha Williamson, as well as engineering the techno-soul of Dinamo Azari’s album Estranged. He is also a staple of the Toronto DJ community, producing hip-hop and disco re-edits under his Catalist moniker, and has commanded decks as far afield as Germany, London, and South Africa. Rogue Tenant Rogue Tenant is an art rock band from Toronto that started as a vehicle for the songwriting of Patrick Grant (Twist, Skydome Hotel). Their music is a dynamic and rhythm heavy take on the college rock of The Silver Jews and Yo La Tengo, with nods to post rock and late 70s art punk. They have shared the stage over the past two years with the likes of Wreckless Eric, USA Out Of Vietnam, The Goon Sax, Kal Marks, and Media Jeweler.
  6. nice you've been trying to convince me to book him for years! see you there!
  7. Some of takeaways from jambase's ScottB: - Made me feel bad for Trey: The dude obviously went through some shit and was having an existential crisis. Some of the lyrics are amongst the darkest since he became sober. On the other hand some of the lyrics were "Soul Planet"-y. - Musically, it seemed informed by the music he listened to in high school more than any of the stuff that's come out since 1983. - The best tracks were the ones that had multiple segments - Not too much in the way of full band jamming but a number of fantastic Trey solos - Jen and Celisse just sang - I can't believe Trey wrote TWO albums worth of material! - If you get confused, listen to Jon Fishman play. He was a beast last night and I aim to spend one night of the NYC run fully focusing on what he's doing. - The production was much cooler for some songs than it was for others. There was one tune in which a "Lite Brite" version of what Trey was doing on stage was displayed as part of the set behind him. That blew me away. Overall, I really liked it but this will not be for everyone and I'm not going to enjoy seeing "fans" shit on lyrics he wrote about his friend dying.
  8. I can't imagine the ticket prices to be very cheap, I guess we'll know soon.
  9. SOJA PassafireIya Terra DATE: APRIL 05, 2019 VENUE: THE DANFORTH MUSIC HALL LOCATION: 147 DANFORTH AVENUE, TORONTO, ON M4K 1N2, CANADA TIME: 6:30 PM Facebook link: https://www.facebook.com/events/393976298038293/ AGES: 19+ GEN ADMISSION: $30.00 (PLUS SERVICE FEES)
  10. good to see some original Woodstock performers on this, (Dead & Co of course) but also Country Joe, Canned Heat, Santana...
  11. MAGIC GIANT (indie-folk, LA) with CASTLECOMER (rock, Sydney, Australia) Tuesday, February 12th Velvet Underground doors: 6:30pm 19+ show Tickets / Facebook MAGIC GIANT https://www.facebook.com/magicgiant/ Just announced on the bill for Coachella this spring, with Billboard singling them out as one of “10 Awesome Bands” playing the massive fest this year, LA-basedMAGIC GIANT has been thrilling growing crowds at every stop along its 70-city North American and European tour, celebrating the release of its debut album In The Wind (Washington Square/Concord). With appearances on the Today Show and in Rolling Stone as one of "10 Artists You Need to Know,” the group has toured with acts ranging from The Revivalists to Mike Posner; played shows with bands such as The Lumineers, Mumford & Sons, X Ambassadors, Vance Joy, and Foster the People; performed to thousands at festivals ranging from Firefly in Delaware to Electric Forest in Michigan; and was recently tapped as one of the bands to join headliner Bruno Mars at Bottlerock in Napa this spring. DuJour has proclaimed Magic Giant “the most festive band in the festival circuit, quickly becoming a must-see.” Its style has been described by NPR as "upbeat, passionate indie-folk” and by Billboard as inspiring “mass dance-alongs." Its initial single "Set on Fire" broke the top 25 on the US Alternative chart and its current single “Window” recently leaped into the Top 40 on Billboard's Hot AC and Adult Pop charts. The trio, comprised of Austin (lead vocals), Zambricki (viola, banjo, harmonica), and Zang (acoustic guitar, cello) weaves together a musical quilt of alternative, pop, and folk on its LP, uniquely recorded from their solar-powered mobile recording studio while traveling throughout the US. CASTLECOMER
  12. I missed getting verified by Ticketmaster and the Phish mail order tix... hopefully still able to get tix this Friday when Toronto show goes on sale. J
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