Next weekend, hard-hitting funk band The New Mastersounds will headline a pair of shows at the House of Blues New Orleans. The Leeds-based act has revealed the roster of guests that will join them and an intriguing theme for the two late-night performances on May 3rd and May 4th. TNM will be joined by Alecia Chakour and the West Coast Horns on May 3rd as they celebrate " The Funk Creations of 1973 ." Then, on May 4th, Jans Ingber, Jennifer Hartswick and the West Coast [...]
We once lauded the all-inclusive Equifunk Festival as "a model of how a festival should be run." The event's promoters will once again bring Equifunk back to the cozy confines of summer camps Equinunk and Blue Ridge in Pennsylvania's Pocono Mountains on August 16 - 18. Today, the initial lineup has been revealed and features a number of Equifunk favorites and a few newcomers. While the main headliner will be announced in the coming months, we do know that The New Mastersounds will play two sets, [...]
True fans of music spend countless hours searching for that next great song, album or artist, whether it be online or in a local record shop. The beautiful thing about music in today’s age is that technology has created an infinite supply of great music that is available to us at the click of a mouse. How perfect is that? We can discover a brand new artist on the opposite side of the globe in seconds without a radio or a music television channel. It only makes sense that a website so dedicated to this gorgeous universe of music would [...]
The New Mastersounds - "Up In The Air" This complete jam from The New Mastersounds has been in my head for weeks, check it out.
The New Mastersounds' Breaks from the Border is another album that's a little too jam bandish for my taste, but certain tracks stand out enough to make it worth reviewing. The four-piece funk band from Leeds plays a fun blend of retro soul, jazz and funk that's great to dance to. You can download two [...]
Few music gatherings can offer adventure in addition to entertainment, but Jam Cruise is a different experience than any other music event out there. The 10th sailing of Jam Cruise will be January 9 – 14, 2012, leaving from Ft. Lauderdale, FL and traveling to Labadee, Haiti and Falmouth, Jamaica before turning homeward. Jam [...]
Since January 1, The Orchard has added over 60,000 UPCs to its digital distribution catalog. These ten grabbed our crate-diggin' hearts faster than we could say "Nyan Cat Triple Bypass." The New Mastersounds: Breaks From the Border [Tallest Man] Seventh album of warm retro-leaning funk and soul-jazz from these long-grooving Brits, this is The ...
The final additions and tweaks have been made to the JamCruise schedule, which means we're getting into the home stretch. Jamuary is right around the corner! One of the best things about the cruise is the interaction with the musicians on the boat, and getting to chill with them in close quarters. Whether it's the [...]
Randy over at Funk It! does some amazing videography work and this might be his best yet - a 16-minute video that manages to blow through 26 different performances from the 2011 Bear Creek Music Festival. Apparently Mr. Funk It managed to capture over 14 hours of footage from the weekend so expect a lot [...]
The NYC concert calendar chills out a bit this week. But there's still plenty of action, including a jam-packed weekend of shows that's going to set up some tough decisions....
Last year over 7,000 people came out to Bear Creek and we couldn't be happier to cover such a special festival this weekend. The Spirit of the Suwannee Park has become a second home to music lovers, hosting festivals ranging from the Allman Brothers' Wanee Fest to more intimate events like Springfest and Magnolia Fest. This year definitely proves to [...]
The New Mastersounds continue to grow their following here in New Orleans and last night's show at Tipitina's with Fox Street All-Stars marked the first non-Halloween/non-Jazz Fest trip to the Crescent City for the quartet, a chance to play for the 'real people of New Orleans,' as the band said during one of their many [...]
I am very excited to be making my first trek down to Live Oak Florida in less than 3 weeks for the Bear Creek Music Festival, and the anticipation has only increased now that the schedule dropped last week. It's my first time ever flying to a festival, so it'll be a definite change from [...]
It's a busy couple weeks at Tipitina's Uptown, kicking into gear tonight with the Papa Grows Funk record release party. Tomorrow night, Rebirth Brass Band will be in the house and as usual Bruce Daigrepont's long-standing Cajun Fais Do Do dance party is going down at 5:30 on Sunday for those looking to cut a [...]
UK funk jammers The New Mastersounds have announced their Fall tour. They will be on the road in the USA and Japan. The quartet the support act for the Tedeschi Trucks Band on NYE in San Francisco. In January they are part of floating festival Jam Cruise . Live dates: 10/29 Hallowbaloo Music & Arts Festival Oahu, HI 10/31 Paia Charley’s, Maui, HI 11/02 The Parish, Austin, TX 11/04 Tipitina's, New Orleans, LA 11/08 [...]
The New Mastersounds announced a set of fall/winter tour dates earlier this week, which is yet another run following up the release of their new album, Breaks from the Border . They also tacked on their New Year's Eve plans without much of a mention, but it looks like the band is joining the Tedeschi Trucks Band here in San Francisco for a grand 'ol party at the Warfield. Mark it, folks...it's officially time to start planning your NYE . Read on for the band's dates including stops in Hawaii, Austin, [...]
moe.down XII Sept 2-4, 2011 Gelston Castle Estate, Mohawk, NY While we've obviously been covering the hell out of the Phish Summer Tour, we're also hella excited about this weekend's annual moe.down Festival in Mohawk, NY. Our friend Nick Irving is going to be on-site shooting photos for the site (as best he can; we were too late to get a photo pass for the pit) and we'll hope to have some coverage up after the fact. This lineup is eclectic as hell and the announcement is [...]
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The New Mastersounds have definitely been a band I've been paying more attention to in the past few year, and it's a good time to be a fan of this band considering they're about to release their new album, Breaks from the Border , due out to the public a week from this Tuesday on August 9. I was front row for their recent show here in SF at Brick and Mortar celebrating the album's release, and the band tore through a set of funky tunes with plenty of new cuts that got me excited [...]
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