There’s plenty to do this week so sharpen your pencils and get out your planner. A very special event this week is presented by Creative Labs, The Mad Tea Party Jam, The Jamwich, and Project Bring Me To Life, an event that has been a longtime dream for The Jamwich producers – The Mad Tea Party Jam Art Night at Creative Labs in Baltimore on Wednesday March 21st is the first event of its kind where the artists are the center of the show. Three artists will collaborate on a piece attempting to finish it in 3 hours or less, set to the music of DJ Shantastic Shine and DJ Selo. All artists are welcome to bring their own live art set up and create. It’s a great opportunity to test out your live art set up before the summer, learn more about Creative Labs, The Jamwich, The Mad Tea Party Jam, and Project Bring Me To Life, network and make connections, or just check out an awesome art performance while dancing and playing! Flow arts and cameras are also welcome. The event is BYOB so let’s make it a party. RSVP the event here.
The electronic jam band duo EOTO will be playing this Thursday at Funk n’ Waffles Music Hall in Rochester, New York, Friday at 123 Pleasant Street in Morgantown, WV, and Saturday at U Street Music Hall in Washington, DC. If you are not familiar with EOTO, the band started as a String Cheese Incident side project focused more around the use of loop pedals and computer-based production programs. The band consists of Michael Hann and Jason Travis, both percussionists from SCI. The band does make use of a lot of electronic equipment, however, all music is made live on stage, and nothing is pre-recorded. Since the bands inception in 2006, they have released three full length studio albums, as well as several live recordings made available through the band’s website. After their first five years together, Travis and Hann have played over 500 shows in 48 states. Come check out the good sounds of EOTO this Thursday in Rochester!
Papadosio and Aqueous will be playing back to back shows at the NorVa in Norfolk, Virginia this Friday and Saturday. Papadosio in a veteran band on the jam-band circuit these days, having spent several years touring the country rigorously, refining their sound and perfecting their improvisational adventures. Aqueous is a somewhat new name on the circuit that has been getting a lot of press. Hailing from Asheville, North Carolina, the band features a younger cast with a fresh take on how to compose and improvise in order to create a meaningful live experience. Together, these two bands will bring an unforgettable evening of sonic enlightenment. Grab some tickets and be there! Aqueous will also be playing a solo show at The 8×10 in Baltimore on Thursday, 03/22.
The Ardmore Music Hall in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania has two events worth checking out this week: Golden Gate Wingmen, this Thursday 03/22, and Splintered Sunlight with Control for Smilers this Friday 03/23. Golden Gate Wingmen was formed after the unexpected ending of the band Furthur, and consists of John Kadlecik (Furthur, Dark Star Orchestra), Jeff Chimenti (The Dead and Furthur), Jay Lane (Ratdog, Primus, and Furthur), and Reed Mathis (Billy & the Kids). Official tickets through the Ardmore Music Hall’s official website have been sold out, however, there are still tickets available through other third parties and fan based websites.
If you’re looking to get a taste of some Grateful dead and Phish in one night, then you might want to consider getting a ticket for Friday night, with Splintered Sunlight and Control for Smilers.
Other notable performances this week include: Restless Leg String Band at Stanley’s Pub in Cincinnati, Ohio (03/20), The Heavy Pets at Guanabana’s Island Restaurant in Jupiter, Florida (03/21), Dunedin Brewery in Dunedin, Florida (03/22) Smokin’ Tuna Saloon in Key West, Florida (03/23-24), and The Green Parrot in Key West, Florida (03/24), and Lettuce at The Paramount in Huntington, New York (03/22), and The Capitol Theatre in Port Chester, New York (03/23-24).
03/20 – Fruition – Brooklyn Bowl – Brooklyn, NY
03/20 – Restless Leg String Band – Stanley’s Pub – Cincinnati, OH
03/20 – Melvin Seals & JGB – Salvage Station – Asheville, NC
03/21 – Fruition – World Café Live – Philadelphia, PA
03/21 – The Heavy Pets – Guanabana’s Island Restaurant – Jupiter, FL
03/21 – Melvin Seals & JGB – Neighborhood Theatre – Charlotte, NC
03/21 – PBR Residency – The 8×10 – Baltimore, MD
03/21 – You Bred Raptors? – Cattivo – Pittsburgh, PA
03/22 – EOTO – Funk n’ Waffles Music Hall – Rochester, NY
03/22 – Lettuce – The Paramount – Huntington, NY
03/22 – Aqueous – The 8×10- Baltimore, MD
03/22 – The Heavy Pets – Dunedin Brewery – Dunedin, FL
03/22 – Melvin Seals & JGB – 5 Points Music Sanctuary – Roanoke, VA
03/23 – Fruition – Captial Ale House – Richmond, VA
03/23 – Lettuce – The Capitol Theatre – Port Chester, NY
03/23 – The Heavy Pets – Smokin’Tuna Saloon – Key West, FL
03/23 – Melvin Seals & JGB – Cohoes Music Hall – Cohoes, NY
03/23 – Splintered Sunlight – The Ardmore Music Hall – Philadelphia, PA
03/23 – Papadosio – The NorVa – Norfolk, VA
03/23 – Tropidelic w/Zach Bella’s Band, Edjacated Phools – The 8×10 – Baltimore, MD
03/23 – The Plate Scrapers w/West King String Band – Dante’s Bar – Frostburg, MD
03/23 – Wild Child w/The Wild Reeds – The Rex Theater – Pittsburgh, PA
03/24 – Fruition – Gypsy Sally’s – Washington, DC
03/24 – Dead Alliance Buffalo – Dinosaur BBQ – Buffalo, NY
03/24 – Lettuce – The Capitol Theatre – Port Chester, NY
03/24 – The Heavy Pets – Smokin’Tuna Saloon – Key West, FL
03/24 – Papadosio – The National – Richmond, VA
03/24 – Shamrock Shuffle with Black Guy Fawkes, Shanty Irish, Bastard Bearded Irishmen – Dante’s Bar – Frostburg, MD
03/25 – The Heavy Pets – The Green Parrot – Key West, FL