Tedeschi Trucks Band has begun rolling out some of the details of their annual residency at the Beacon Theatre. The 12-piece ensemble led by the husband-and-wife duo of Susan Tedeschi and Derek Trucks will hit the New York City venue for six shows in early October on 10/5, 10/6, 10/9, 10/10, 10/12, and 10/13, respectively.The six-night run will mark the eighth consecutive year of Tedeschi Trucks Band’s annual autumn run at the storied New York City theater. The run of shows includes two weekends of two-set “Evening with TTB” performances in addition to a pair of mid-week dates that will feature special opening guests. Today, on Derek Trucks’ 39th birthday, Tedeschi Trucks Band announced the two special opening guests.Renowned singer-songwriters Steve Earle and JJ Grey will both deliver solo sets during the mid-week appearances—three-time Grammy Award winner Earle on 10/9 and rattlesnake rhythm-and-soul frontman Grey on 10/10, respectively. Tedeschi Trucks Band is known for welcoming their guests and collaborating throughout the night, so fans can expect plenty of crossover between the three bands.October 9th will also mark the 30th time the incredibly talented 12-member ensemble will play the historic venue. The band celebrated their 25th Beacon show during last year’s residency, marking the occasion by welcoming a slew of special guests including Nels Cline, Norah Jones, Jaimoe, Doyle Bramhall II, and more. Tedeschi Trucks Band’s 2017 Beacon Theatre run also saw the group welcome Trey Anastasio, The Wood Brothers, Marcus King, John Medeski, and more.Prior to the Beacon run, the group will have been keeping busy on the road, including a debut appearance at the Telluride Bluegrass Festival and a summer reprise of their “Wheels of Soul Tour,” now in its fourth installment. This year, the band’s Wheels of Soul Tour also features The Marcus King Band and Drive-By Truckers.The band is currently working on a fourth studio album, which follows their recent Grammy-nominated live/film release, Live From the Fox Oakland (2017), and their last studio release, 2016’s critically acclaimed Let Me Get By.Tickets for the residency have been selling quickly. Limited tickets are available for October 9th and 10th. Currently, both Friday and Saturday nights—October 5, 6, 12, and 13—are sold out. Head here for tickets.
Last night, Dave Matthews appeared on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon to promote his band’s new album, Come Tomorrow, which debuted at #1 on the Billboard 200 charts this week. In addition to chatting with Fallon and performing a rendition of album single “Samurai Cop (Oh Joy Begin)”, Matthews took part in a hilarious sketch about another (fictional) “new album” that took Dave well outside his musical comfort zone.“Do you enjoy the ominous, bass-heavy bouts of trap music but wish it had a more jammin’, earthy sound?” asks a wig-clad Fallon as nasal-y spokesperson Steve Joshua. “Well stop wishing that, because you’re going to love this new music album: Dave Matthews Sings Trap Music.” Fallon continues on in his best public radio host deadpan, “That’s right, America’s favorite singer slash songwriter slash master of the outdoor jam band brings you 25 of the dankest, tastiest trap tunes ever recorded…”Mirroring old TV ads for compilation albums, the clip cuts to snippets of Matthews performing these “trap classics” as Fallon presents the track list. First up is Dave’s performance of Migos‘ “Stir Fry”, delivered in his trademark falsetto. It’s, um… interesting. “Do you feel that?” asks Fallon. “That’s the sound of my body tingling.”Moving on through the list, Fallon ponders, “…and who could forget the Lil Pump classic, ‘Gucci Gang’?” Matthews then pops back up to deliver his rendition of the track, complete with an ad-libbed “brrrrr” for good measure. It’s just as bizarre as it sounds.Finally, Fallon explains, if you order now, you receive a special bonus record: Dave Matthews Sings Cardi B, before sending it over to a clip of Matthews performing “Bodak Yellow” as $100 bills rain down behind him via green screen. He succeeds in making it sound like a Dave Matthews tune, which is at once hilarious and wholly unsettling. It’s the musical equivalent of salmon-flavored frozen yogurt: it takes two things that are doing just fine on their own and makes them both worse by combining them in a stomach-churning concoction. The cringes it induces, however, are worth the absurd laughs it also provides.Fallon signs off by warning viewers not to fall in the “trap” of not ordering this album, directing people to www.DaveTrapthews.com, before closing with his best “skrrrrt skrrrt!” Watch the strangely uncomfortable yet ultimately amusing clip below:Dave Matthews Sings Trap Music (Migos, Lil Pump, & Cardi B covers) – The Tonight Show[Video: The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon]Below, you can also watch video of Matthews’ Tonight Show performance of “Samurai Cop (Oh Joy Begin)” and a clip of his on-air interview with Fallon, in which Dave explains how “Samurai Cop” was inspired by a terrible straight-to-video movie of the same name and how Ryan Gosling ruined his only karaoke experience via The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon:Dave Matthews Band – “Samurai Cop” (Live)Dave Matthews – “Samurai Cop” Origins – The Tonight ShowDave Matthews – Ryan Gosling Ruined Karaoke – The Tonight ShowDave Matthews Band is currently on tour. For a full list of their upcoming dates, head here.
The mural was reportedly designed by famous Brazilian artist, Eduardo Kobra, who has been credited for over 500 multi-color murals in 17 different countries around the world. If you recall, in 2016 Kobra created an eccentric mural of the late David Bowie on Jersey Avenue in Jersey City, NJ. Kobra grew up in a poor neighborhood on the south side of Sao Paulo, Brazil, and made it his mission to spread his message through colorful murals and street art. If you happen to be strolling through New York City’s East Village you may be surprised at what you see when you look up at the corner of East 11th St. and 1st Avenue. A large, colorful mural has appeared above the street corner depicting the King of Pop, Michael Jackson, with an interesting twist. The right half of the face on the mural depicts a young Jackson with an innocent smile and a recognizable afro, while the left half of the face depicts an older Jackson with long black hair and keenly alert eyes. [H/T OkayPlayer] The celebration of Michael Jackson doesn’t stop there, as the famed film producer Spike Lee will be hosting the 8th annual Brooklyn Loves Michael Jackson Block Party, on August 25th, just a few days before what would have been Jackson’s 60th birthday. The event will take place on Stuyvesant Avenue between Lexington Avenue and Quincy Street in Bedford-Stuyvesant, Brooklyn—the block officially renamed “Do The Right Thing Way” in 2015 after Spike’s Academy Award-nominated 1989 film of the same name, which centered on rising racial tensions in the Brooklyn neighborhood. The 2018 Brooklyn Loves Michael Jackson Block Party will take place from noon to 7 p.m. on the 25th, and is free and open to the public.
1972 was a banner year for the Grateful Dead, as the band was at the peak of their ability to combine psychedelic jamming with legitimate and impressive songwriting. The shows they were playing throughout that whole year were truly remarkable, including the set from the Baltimore Civic Center on this day 45 years ago.The whole show rips from front to back, but the stand-out moment is certainly the 32:02 written next to “The Other One.” This is an out-of-this-world celebration of psychedelia, and we’re all invited along to ride the bus. It’s times like these that we’re thankful for tapers like Carly Wolfson and the DeadLists Project, enabling us to listen to full audio from what was just another night on the road, so many years ago.Enjoy the full stream, embedded below.
The release of the new album on Friday will coincide with the band’s second-annual The Marcus King Band Family Reunion festival, set to take place on Friday, October 5th and Saturday, October 6th at Pisgah Brewing Company in Black Mountain, NC. For a full list of The Marcus King Band’s upcoming tour dates, head to the band’s website here. Back in August, The Marcus King Band—which features the beloved young guitarist and vocalist Marcus King alongside drummer Jack Ryan, bassist Stephen Campbell, trumpeter/trombonist Justin Johnson, saxophonist Dean Mitchell, and keyboardist DeShawn “D’Vibes” Alexander—announced that hey have new album on the way, Carolina Confessions, which is due out this Friday, October 5th via Fantasy Records.Produced by Dave Cobb (Chris Stapleton, Jason Isbell, Sturgill Simpson), the new album from The Marcus King Band showcases the 22-year-old frontman’s maturation as a songwriter, as King takes writing credit on all ten tracks, in addition to on one co-written with The Black Keys‘ Dan Auerbach. About the new album, Carolina Confessions, King told Billboard:I wanted this record to focus a little bit more on songwriting and the structure of the tune itself.” King describes the ten-song catalog as “the confessional side of things. Music, for me, is a way to say what’s on my mind and kind of a way to explain that — just like true confession, if you feel guilty and want to get some things off your chest. That’s how writing is and making music is for me.Today, Noisey has premiered an advance full-stream of The Marcus King Band’s new album, Carolina Confessions, ahead of its official release on October 5th. In the Noisey article, King speaks frankly about his life, including the difficulties of combining music and business as well as how “Goodbye Carolina” was written about a friend of King’s who committed suicide. You can listen to the full stream of Marcus King Band’s new album, Carolina Confessions, below or over on Noisey.The Marcus King Band – Carolina Confessions – Full Album Stream
As possible 2019 festival lineups begin trickling their way through Reddit’s rumor mills, organizers of Lollapalooza took the initiative on Wednesday to announce the full roster of performers set to appear at their South American events next year. The lineups for Lollapalooza Chile, Lollapalooza Argentina and Lollapalooza Brasil were all shared on Wednesday, with all three cities set to feature headlining performances by Kendrick Lamar, Arctic Monkeys and TWENTY ØNE PILØTS.Lolla Chile will return to O’Higgins Park in Santiago on March 29th–31st next year, and boasts a lineup that also includes Lenny Kravitz, Post Malone, Sam Smith, Tiesto, The 1975, Interpol and Steve Aoki, just to name a few. Lolla Argentina will take place at Hipódromo de San Isidro in Buenos Aires on March 29th–31st for its sixth year next spring, while the eighth edition of Lollapalooza Brasil will also return the following month on April 5th–7th at Autódromo de Interlagos in São Paulo. All three events will feature performances from Odesza, 2018 breakout rock band Greta Van Fleet, St. Vincent, Zhu, Snow Patrol, Bring Me The Horizon, Portugal. The Man and Troye Sivan.Lollapalooza Argentina 2018 Recap[Video: Lollapalooza Argentina]One of the notable stand-out acts who only appears on the Brazil and Argentina posters is British rock band Foals, whose fans have been waiting quite patiently for their return ever since they completed their touring cycle in promotion of 2015’s What Went Down. The 2019 international Lollapalooza events will also serve as the South American debut performances for many of the featured artists, including Kendrick Lamar, Post Malone, Greta Van Fleet, Macklemore, Rüfüs Du Sol, Jorja Smith, Lanyand and more. For Sam Smith, it will be the mellow British soul singer’s first time performing for the exuberant fans in Chile and Argentina.The international Lollapalooza announcements on Wednesday follow other big events like Atlanta’ Shaky Knees and Colorado’s Sonic Bloom Festival, which have started anticipation for the 2019 festival season a little early this year.More information for all three international festivals can be found by clicking here. Tickets for all three festivals are also on sale now. Check out the full lineups below.Lollapalooza Argentina 2019 LineupLollapalooza Chile 2019 LineupLollapalooza Brasil 2019 Lineup
A new study from researchers at the Harvard School of Public Health (HSPH) has found that a group of volunteers who consumed a serving of canned soup each day for five days had a more than 1,000% increase in urinary bisphenol A (BPA) concentrations compared with when the same individuals consumed fresh soup daily for five days. The study is one of the first to quantify BPA levels in humans after ingestion of canned foods.The findings were published online November 22, 2011, in the Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA) and will appear in the November 23/30 print issue.“Previous studies have linked elevated BPA levels with adverse health effects. The next step was to figure out how people are getting exposed to BPA. We’ve known for a while that drinking beverages that have been stored in certain hard plastics can increase the amount of BPA in your body. This study suggests that canned foods may be an even greater concern, especially given their wide use,” said Jenny Carwile, a doctoral student in the Department of Epidemiology at HSPH and lead author of the study.Exposure to the endocrine-disrupting chemical BPA, used in the lining of metal food and beverage cans, has been shown to interfere with reproductive development in animals and has been linked with cardiovascular disease, diabetes, and obesity in humans. In addition to the lining of food and beverage cans, BPA is also found in polycarbonate bottles (identified by the recycling number 7) and dentistry composites and sealants.The researchers, led by Carwile and Karin Michels, associate professor in the Department of Epidemiology, set out to quantify whether canned-soup consumption would increase urinary BPA concentrations relative to eating fresh soup.They recruited student and staff volunteers from HSPH. One group consumed a 12-ounce serving of vegetarian canned soup each day for five days; another group consumed 12 ounces of vegetarian fresh soup (prepared without canned ingredients) daily for five days. After a two-day “washout” period, the groups reversed their assignments.Urine samples of the 75 volunteers taken during the testing showed that consumption of a serving of canned soup daily was associated with a 1,221% increase in BPA compared to levels in urine collected after consumption of fresh soup.The researchers note that the elevation in urinary BPA concentrations may be temporary and that further research is needed to quantify its duration.“The magnitude of the rise in urinary BPA we observed after just one serving of soup was unexpected and may be of concern among individuals who regularly consume foods from cans or drink several canned beverages daily. It may be advisable for manufacturers to consider eliminating BPA from can linings,” said Michels, senior author of the study.Support for this study was provided by an Allen Foundation grant and a Training Grant in Environmental Epidemiology from the National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences.“Canned Soup Consumption and Urinary Bisphenol A: A Randomized Crossover Trial,” Jenny L. Carwile, Xiaoyun Ye, Xiaoliu Zhou, Anotonia M. Calafat, Karin B. Michels, JAMA, online Nov. 22, 2011; in Nov. 23/30 print issue.
Just weeks after adding its millionth Web page, the online biology clearinghouse the Encyclopedia of Life (EOL) has received a major grant from the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation that will allow it to continue its mission of documenting every living plant and animal species on the globe.Launched in 2007 by Harvard University and five other institutions — the Smithsonian Institution, the Marine Biological Laboratory, the Missouri Botanical Garden, the Field Museum of Natural History, and the Biodiversity Heritage Library — the EOL is intended as a worldwide Web portal for those seeking information about life on Earth, whether a high school student researching a homework assignment or a scholar conducting research.“In some cases, it can be difficult to determine if information on a particular species even exists,” said James Hanken, Agassiz Professor of Zoology and director of the Museum of Comparative Zoology (MCZ). “Even if they know a scientific paper exists on a species, researchers may not be able to access it.“We have always intended the EOL to serve as a portal which aggregates this material, and makes it easy for researchers to find the information they need,” continued Hanken, who chaired the EOL Steering Committee for its first three years. “In some cases, the EOL content may only be a PDF of a scientific paper, but that PDF can be tremendously valuable, particularly if it contains the only information known about that species.”“As it passes 1 million named species, the Encyclopedia of Life, with its own content and its links to information hard-won over many centuries, allows a Harvard student to extract new patterns and relationships about life nearby but formerly hard to find, or on the other side of the Earth,” said Jesse Ausubel, director of the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation program. “The EOL now serves the majority of life, a wonderful accomplishment for the five years since its inception.”The million species described on EOL represent just over half of the 1.8 million that have so far been named by scientists worldwide. Estimates for the full number of species on Earth range from 3 million to as many as 100 million.For researchers, Hanken said, the pages represent a vast store of knowledge waiting to be tapped.“The million pages that we count are pages that have some type of content on them,” he said. “We have other pages — called stub pages — that are simply place-holders. They include just the name of a species. Those pages are not counted here. The pages we counted may contain a validated photograph, or some lines of text that quote a paper describing the species, audio or video, or even a link to a gene sequence.”In an effort to make that content more useful for researchers, EOL recently received a $1 million grant from the Sloan Foundation, a portion of which will be used to update the way EOL presents data on marine life in the Gulf of Maine, with the aim of allowing researchers to mine the site by using a variety of search terms.“Right now, most of the content on EOL is not structured,” Hanken said. “We are trying to organize that data in such a way that it will be searchable, so scientists can use filters to parse the data in a variety of new ways. We want this site to be used, and to be useful. And if we can deliver EOL content in a structured format, it will enable much more advanced and deeper scientific research.”The grant will also be used to support the EOL’s ongoing educational efforts. Among the most recent efforts, Hanken said, was an optional assignment for students in “The Biology of Amphibians and Reptiles,” the class he co-teaches with Jonathan Losos, the Monique and Philip Lehner Professor for the Study of Latin America and MCZ’s curator in herpetology.Rather than writing a term paper, students were given the option of writing two species pages for the EOL for course credit, and just over half of the 21 students in the class accepted. Their pages should be released to the online encyclopedia this summer.“Learning and education was a part of the EOL right from the beginning. But until recently, there was not enough rich content to support that aspect of our mission,” he said. “Now, however, the sky is the limit in terms of the kind of activities, both formally and informally, that we can deliver to users.”
Henry Louis Gates Jr., Alphonse Fletcher University Professor and director of the newly launched Hutchins Center for African and African American Research, has welcomed 16 fellows for the 2013-14 academic year.“We are delighted to welcome one of our most prestigious, exciting, and diverse classes of fellows of the W.E.B. Du Bois Research Institute, housed in the Hutchins Center,” said Gates. “A Nobel Prize-winning writer, a Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist, a scholar of science education and hip-hop, an expert in both African-American studies and twitter, an eminent scholar of the history of photography who is also an artist, and a distinguished philosopher of African politics and society are only a few of the 16 fellows in residence this year. Mining in Ghana, democracy in the age of animism, academic law in South Africa, the Indian Ocean and postcolonial Africa, and feminism in West Africa are some of the topics which are being pursued,” added Gates. The Hutchins Center remains at the forefront of the discovery and expansion of scholarship in African, African-American, and African diasporic cultures. Our incoming fellows—from the U.S., Europe, and Africa—reflect our commitment to exploring the vast reach of research in the field.Originally created in 1975 as the W.E.B. Du Bois Institute, the Du Bois Research Institute has annually appointed scholars who conduct individual research for a period of up to one academic year in a variety of fields within African and African-American studies. The institute accepts established and emerging scholars from both the humanities and social sciences and occasionally from fields such as engineering and the medical sciences.
Selling the public on the insurance requirement in the Affordable Care Act (ACA) — making sure people are aware of the opportunities and helping them find a plan — has proven to be a tremendous marketing challenge. So far, fewer than 10 percent of uninsured people in the U.S. have signed up for a plan through the federal health insurance exchange. However, several of the states that set up their own exchanges have provided bright spots during the ACA roll-out.Connecticut, through the quasi-state agency Access Health CT, has signed-up about 65 percent of the state’s uninsured people. John Quelch, professor in the Department of Health Policy and Management at Harvard School of Public Health, has co-authored a Harvard Business School case on Connecticut’s success story.“This is not like Field of Dreams, where if you build it they will come,” Quelch said in a Forbes magazine interview published July 16, 2014. “There are distinct categories of consumers, each of which needs to be addressed in a different way,” he said. This marketing approach helps policymakers ensure that the laws they write benefit those who need them. Read Full Story