June 26, 2016

Witching Waves: "Twister" video, UK Summer tour

Watch the new Witching Waves video for Twister, a track from their Crystal Cafe album. The DIY garage rock trio is on tour in the UK in July and August. More shows TBA.

UK live dates:

» Witching Waves on Facebook

HCTF review of Crystal Cafe

Phish 2016 Summer tour SBD + torrents: 2016/06/25 Chicago

Official Chicago poster by David Welker

Wrigley Field, Chicago, IL

Set 1:
  1. The Moma Dance
  2. AC/DC Bag >
  3. 555
  4. Waiting All Night
  5. Heavy Things
  6. Happy Birthday to You
  7. 46 Days
  8. I Didn't Know
  9. Divided Sky
  10. Cavern >
  11. Good Times Bad Times

June 25, 2016

Bernie Worrell: 1944-2016

P-funk pioneer Bernie Worrell us dead at 72, He succumbed to stage four lung cancer. The founding member of Parliament-Funkadelic was one of the first musicians to play the Moog synthesizer and the Minimoog.

He was an unofficial member of the Taking Heads throughout the Eighties. Late he joined Black Jack Johnson, Baby Elephant, and Colonel Claypool's Bucket of Bernie Brains. His own bands Bernie Worrell and the Woo Warriors and Bernie Worrell Orchestra were festival favorites.

Watch him perform Sco-Mule with Gov't Mule in New Orleans on May 3, 2003.

» bernieworrell.com

HCTF review of Baby Elephant - Turn My Teeth Up!

Phish 2016 Summer tour SBD + torrents: 2016/06/24 Chicago

Official Chicago poster by LandLand

Wrigley Field, Chicago, IL

Set 1:
  1. Sample in a Jar
  2. Chalk Dust Torture
  3. Martian Monster >
  4. Rift
  5. Yarmouth Road
  6. Sand, Miss You[1]
  7. The Wedge
  8. Free >
  9. Blaze On

June 24, 2016

Take a tour around the Frank Zappa estate

A video just went up taking a tour around the Frank Zappa estate, locates at 7885 Woodrow Wilson Dr, Los Angeles. The "ultimate Artists' retreat" is for sale. Got $5,495,000? It includes The Vault, although none of it is shown in the clip. The real estate broker goes out on a limb to sing the praises of the premises:

The extraordinary Zappa Estate, once home to the King and Queen of Laurel Canyon, music legend Frank Zappa and his family, is nestled on a quite drive in the Hollywood Hills. An approximately 8,000 sq. ft. California Rock Star oasis, this home is the ultimate Artists' retreat. The property includes a sky-lit kitchen, rooftop tennis court, large backyard swimmers pool, two guest cottages, attached guest apartment, one-of-a-kind mosaic art amidst the lush landscaping, and the recording space that was once the infamous "Utility Muffin Research Kitchen", where many notable musicians including Frank have recorded since the 1960s. Unique features throughout the home include, porthole windows and doors salvaged from vintage submarines, many one-of-a-kind embellishments, and small reading/creative nooks. Beneath the house is a storage chamber that, during the Zappas' time, was known as 'The Vault,' where he kept his private archives under lock and key. Own a piece of music history.

No mention of endless bickering among the parties in the Zappa Family Trust. There may be lawsuits, which might scare off buyers.

» zappa.com