Today In Jambands.com History (9/8/05)
Today we look back to September 8, 2005 and a few of the news stories that ran on Jambands.com.
Catching up on Katrina Relief Efforts
Once again a number of Katrina related news items have crossed the Relix.com/Jambands.com news desk today. Here are some highlights:
In the last week alone Panic Fans for Food has donated $2,700 and 450lbs of food to America’s Second Harvest through weekly its gatherings, Widespread Wednesdays. Future events are planned in Atlanta, Austin, Portland, and Columbia, MO. Panic Fans For Food is also in the process of securing 14 tons of food and water to be shipped to the effected areas in Louisiana and Mississippi. The group will also be hosting food drives to benefit local Second Harvest Affiliates throughout Widespread Panics Fall tour, scheduled to begin at Farm Aid on September 18.
New Orleans-based Brotherhood of Groove will turn each show on its upcoming tour into a benefit. 50% of profits from each show will be donated back to the Big Easy. The other 50% will be used to help rebuild the bands loses and allow the group to buy food, lodging and fuel as they continue to tour the country. Many of the shows will feature special guests including the Boston Horns, Dave Grippo and Sam Kininger, among others.
Hookah Fans for Food will be collecting food to add to its Red Cross Hurricane Katrina Fund donations at this weekends Boykin Ball. At press time the group has already donated $3,275. Hookah Fans for Food will also be hold a raffle for which proceeds will also be donated to the Red Cross. Raffle items are still needed so please e-mail Alicia Kanary to contribute.
Neil Young, U2, Paul Simon and the Foo Fighters are among the bands scheduled to perform on a Katrina relief telethon scheduled to air at 8 PM EST tomorrow on all six major networks. Taped in New York and Los Angeles-based studios the multi-act event will be hosted by a number of celebrities and popular entertainers.
Govt Mule Goes Clubbing
Govt Mule has added a few increasingly rare club shows to its fall schedule . Before joining moe. for extended run through the West Coast, Govt Mule will perform in Fort Collins, COs Aggie Theatre (10/6-7), Park City, UTs Suede (10/8) and Boise, IDs The Big Easy (10/9). In addition, Mule has added an extra date with moe. at the Arlington Theatre in Santa Barbara, CA on October 23rd. Tonight Govt Mule will kickoff the United Kingdom leg of its current European tour with a appearance at the
Birmingham Academy. Bassist Andy Hess has also confirmed a date with Cornpone at New Yorks Parkside Lounge on September 14.
The Crowes Fly Cross Country this Fall
The Black Crowes have confirmed a series of additional fall dates keeping the recently reunited group busy through Halloween. Kicking off September 16 in Telluride, COs Blues and Brews Fest and continuing through a two-night stand at Chicagos Riviera Theater on October 30 and 31, the Black Crowes will close out the final leg of its headlining tour. In addition, the group will also play a string of shows at Los Angeles Henry Fonda Theatre on October 18, 19 and 21 and its first college date in some time at Lexington, VAs Washington & Lee on October 1. The Robinson Brothers are also prepping the release of a DVD drawn from the groups recent stand at San Franciscos Fillmore Auditorium.
Trey Anastasio Shines Late Night
Trey Anastasio will make the first television appearance in support of his new album, Shine, on November 9. On the heels of the albums November 1 release, Anastasio will perform Shine on the late night program hes appeared most often over the years, The Late Show with David Letterman. Anastasio last played on Lettermans program in June of 2004 when Phish performed on the talk shows famed marquee. As previously reported tracks on Shine include ‘Shine,’ ‘Tuesday,’ ‘Invisible,’ ‘Come As Melody,’ ‘Air Said To Me,’ ‘Wherever You Find It,’ ‘Sweet Dreams Melinda, ‘Love Is Freedom,’ ‘Sleep Again,’ ‘Spin,’ ‘Black,’ and ‘Love That Breaks All Lines.’
moe.down to Snoe.down
Less than a week since its moe.down festivities came to a close, moe. is already looking ahead to its next multi-day gathering . From March 17-19, moe. will host Snoe.down 2006 at Lake Placid, NYs Olympic Center. moe. will perform both Friday and Saturday night at the Olympic Center’s 1980 Rink Herb Brooks Arena, with several as-of-yet announced bands performing at various venues throughout the weekend. Great Northeast Productions, good folks behind Phish’s trademark festivals, will also help make the weekend a multi-media experience. Sports fans will be able to take advantage of Lake Placid’s winter activities which include skiing and snowboarding at the nearby Whiteface Mountain, bobsled and luge rocket rides and ski jumping. And, yes, fans will have the option of ice skating while listening to moe.‘s performance. In more moe.news, the group’s late-night Vegoose spot has been switched to The Alladin Theatre on October 29. The upstate also New York-bred quintet will once again travel downstate to host its annual Thanksgiving celebration from November 25-26 at Manhattan’s Roseland Ballroom.