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Published: 2013/05/24

Today In History (5/24/04) – Soulive, SCI’s Living Dream Alchemists, Stockholm Syndrome…

Today we look back to May 24, 2004…

Soulive Releases Turn it Outtakes and Berkfest ’99

Soulive has issued two additional installments in its Dig Deep download series. This series began last month with a two disc release that collects music performed at New York’s Bowery Ballroom on November 15-17, 2001. Turn it Outtakes offers four songs originated recorded during the Turn It Out studio sessions, including ‘ScoLive’ which features John Scofield. Berkfest ’99 includes five selections performed on August 15, 1999. People can download mp3s or FLACs of individual tracks or the entire albums, with additional offerings pledged for the months to come.

‘Living Dream Alchemists’ Wanted For SCI’s Whole In One Festival

Once again Peak Experience Productions is working with String Cheese Incident to create an altogether novel festival experience at the band’s three Horning’s Hideout shows. This year’s ‘Living Dream Experience’ which will take place in North Plains OR on June 18-20, has been dubbed The Whole In One Festival. As with past events there will opportunities for audience-participation. On Friday, ‘a tribal stomp will offer all attendees the opportunity to cast our fears about the world-at-large into an fire cauldron and, in their place, create a radiant, energetic field of love that spreads outwards across the globe.’ On Saturday ‘an all-star cast of musicians collaborating with a hundreds of costumed performers, special theatrical effects, and the entire audience as self-empowered Living Dream Alchemists. This spectacle will bring to life through dance and music the amazing archetypal qualities of the five world topologies.’ As if all that weren’t freaky and fascinating enough, there will be six sets from String Cheese Incident along with music from Michael Franti & Spearhead, Sound Tribe Sector Nine, Keller Williams, Xavier Rudd, DJ Harry and Hamsa Lila. Concertgoers are not required to join the festivities but those who do often rave about it. Details can be found at the Peak experience web site.

Stockholm Syndrome Cancels Tomorrow’s London Show, Announces Summer Dates

The Stockholm Syndrome has announced that the gig scheduled for London’s Borderline has been cancelled after the club failed to secure and issue a work permit in a timely fashion. The inaugural Stockholm Syndrome tour had routed through Europe and was slated to conclude tomorrow night at Borderline. Refunds are available and in addition the group has pledged a free Holy Happy Hour to all ticketholders along with an invitation to the next London show. This now gives the group a few more days off before Thursday’s performance at New York’s Knitting Factory. In addition the quintet has confirmed an intensive summer tour of the U.S. which will begin on June 29 at the Variety Playhouse in Athens and conclude on August 8 at the State Bridge Lodge in Bond, CO.

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