Monthly Archives: October 2014


Umphrey’s McGee: “Mad Love” 10/23/14 – Watch Live UM Webcasts from 10/29 – 11/7: Live from Rapids Theatre, Niagara Falls, NY. Directed by Jay Kopelman on Subscribe to Umphrey’s on…

Picking up the open-gov torch – ExecTech In September, the White House announced a series of new initiatives as part of its second Open Government National Action Plan. Among them was a commitment to developing and implementing a governmentwide open-source software policy by the end of 2015. But two of the leaders of that initiative — Todd Park and Steven VanRoekel — left the White House toward the end of the summer, raising questions about whether the program will stay on track.

Phish – 10/28/14 “Twist” – “Twist” from Phish’s 10/28/14 show at the Bill Graham Civic Auditorium in San Francisco, CA. Download the entire show at

LIVEPHISH+ FAQ – Q: What is LivePhish+ ? A: LivePhish+ (LivePhish Plus) is an all-you-can-eat streaming service for Subscribers have access to the entire LivePhish catalog, including all latest shows which are added while the band is on the road, studio albums, side projects, as well as new archive releases. Q: How do I listen to the latest show? A: Sign up for a 10-day free trial of LivePhish+ to listen to all the Latest Shows plus the entire LivePhish catalog.

BILL LASWELL – Since the late ’70s, Laswell has relentlessly pursued the future with a stunning range of musicians and thinkers. A short list includes Herbie Hancock, Laurie Anderson, Tony Williams, Mick Jagger, Sting, Carlos Santana, John Zorn, the Dalai Lama, Pharoah Sanders, Yoko Ono, John Lydon, Bootsy Collins, Buckethead, Brain, Bernie Worrell, Karsh Kale, Afrika Bambaataa, The Last Poets, Zakir Hussein, Shankar, Ustad Sultan Khan, Sonny Sharrock, Toshinori Kondo, Nona Hendryx, George Clinton, Whitney Houston, Bachir Attar, the Jungle Brothers, William Burroughs, Paul Bowles, Sly & Robbie and dozens more from the Americas, Africa, the Caribbean, Europe, the Middle East and Japan.

From THE PROCESS to Praxis: Inside M.O.D. Technologies – Checking out a release by the New York-based label M.O.D. Technologies is like going to musicology class. Without fail, the credits offer a previously unfamiliar name (or five) of an artist with a history worth exploring. The label is not set out to build a discography based on genre; the goal is much bigger than that. M.O.D. is about fostering an entirely new world of sound based on experimental collaborations between unexpected (and incredibly enticing) combinations of disparate musicians.


Jon Batiste/Chad Smith/Bill Laswell: The Process (2014) – 4 Recommend It! « Prev Next » By Published: | View related photos If anybody saw this coming, they must to be clairvoyant. The Process brings together drummer Chad Smith, the hard-hitting, groove-making force that drives the Red Hot Chili Peppers, pianist Jonathan Batiste, the oft-cheery personality who bridges the NOLA-New York divide with his crowd-pleasing, accessible brand of jazz, and bassist-producer Bill Laswell, a prolific, genre-blind force with a mile-long list of credits who’s straddled and erased the divide between pan-African styles, dub, funk, jazz, various strains of rock, electronica, and avant-garde music.