Allman Brothers Band Manager Says There’s More Music To Be Released

first_imgThe music of the Allman Brothers Band has proven itself timeless, as recordings from nearly 50 years ago continue to circulate radio stations, television programs, vinyl record players, and our own at-home devices on a regular basis. And while the passing of founding member, lyricist, vocalist, and organist Gregg Allman seals the end of the live performance era, it’s certainly not the last fans will hear from the Midnight Rider and the Band that paved the way for southern rock and blues.Gregg Allman was recently in the studio with Don Was, promising an album of new material expected to come out this fall, “likely in September, with more details on that soon,” according to Billboard. According to longtime Allman Brothers Band manager Bert Holman, there’s also a great deal of Allman Brothers Band archives that have yet to be released via the band’s own label and RED distribution.“We’ll keep putting things out as long as there’s an appetite for it,” Holman tells Billboard. “There’s a great deal of material [left], and still a lot of interest in hearing these things, we think. We’re working on other stuff right now in the creative pipeline.”The band’s most recent release was The Fox Box, a three-night run at Atlanta’s Fox Theatre from September of 2004. According to Billboard, “A number of other releases are in motion, including the individual digital release of six 2003 shows from the Instant Live series, as well as a ‘best of 2003’ four-disc set that Holman says will ‘cull the best songs and put together a mega-concert in terms of sequencing.’ Also on the near-term docket is a package featuring multiple shows by the original Allmans lineup at the Fillmore West in San Francisco.”Holman also reveals that the Allman Brothers’ legendary July 19, 2005 concert at the Warner Theatre in Earie, Pennsylvania is under strong consideration for release – a show that is greatly appreciated by ABB fans as one of the best the band has ever played, under a similar scope of the Grateful Dead’s 1977 Cornell University show. He also says that a “ferocious” small show from Fresno, California is also a potential release. The band’s manager is also working to release the Allman Brothers Band’s final concert from October 28, 2014 at the Beacon Theatre in New York in physical form. A release that features guitarist Jack Pearson (1997-1999) is also in the works.The archival decisions are made by a committee that features veteran music industry executive Bill Levenson, Warren Haynes, who Holman describes as having “an encyclopedic mind about shows, certain song performances,” among other brilliant minds and historians of the Allman Brothers Band legacy.While the group’s musical collection will continue to grow, so will its museum in Macon, Georgia. The Big House is the current home to all Allman Brothers Band memorabilia, from instruments, clothing, and show merchandise, to the very walls that inspired songs like  “Blue Sky.” The museum has expanded so much over the last few years, that they were able to acquire the neighboring house to utilize as the headquarters and open the museum’s third floor as exhibition space.“More stuff keeps showing up, a lot of memorabilia and other stuff,” Holman tells Billboard. “They recently found one of [drummer] Jaimoe‘s conga cases from the back of the Fillmore album in a building in downtown Macon where the old Macon Recording Studios were. Who knows how it ended up there. So that’s in the museum. And as the audience is aging, people are loaning and donating all kinds of stuff to us. Every time somebody comes to the museum they’re like, ‘I have a button you don’t have. I have a poster you don’t have.’ Well, we’d love a picture of it, and if you’d like to donate it, all the better.”Holman also comments on the passing of Gregg Allman, saying “During the last months of his illness he really wanted privacy. He had been deteriorating for a while; He just kept it private. He didn’t want people calling, didn’t want to see stuff on TV. He wanted dignity, and fortunately he was able to do that. I think it’s great he died peacefully at home rather than hooked up in a hospital room with tubes, listening to that high-pitched beep, beep, beep.”The closing sentiments from Bert Holman reveal that the rock legend perhaps could have avoided further health issues, but that his main concern was always to play music. “He maybe came back too soon, by his own admission, but Gregg lived for the music. That’s the only thing he really loved. Playing in his bedroom is not what he means by playing; He wants to play with a band and in front of an audience. He just loved to play, so of course that’s what he would do.” You can read the full story here.Funeral arrangements have been made for this Saturday in Macon, Georgia at Snow’s Memorial Chap. It will be very small and intimate, with a “no suit” rule, as per Allman’s request. According to the Macon telegraph, fans who would like to pay their respects are asked to create a mile-long motorcade route between the funeral home and Rose Hill Cemetery, where he will be buried alongside his brothers Duane Allman and Berry Oakley. It is in this cemetery where songs like “In Memory of Elizabeth Reed” and “Little Martha” were written, and much of the band’s early history was spent.Rest In Peace, Gregg Allman.[photo by Phierce Photo]last_img read more

PREMIERE: Exmag Pairs Colorado & Aliens In New Music Video, “Not The Last Time”

first_imgExmag Upcoming 2018 Colorado Tour Dates:7/21/2018 – Greeley, CO – Moxi Theater *7/22/2018 – Aspen, CO – Belly Up Aspen #7/24/2018 – Fort Collins, CO – Hodi’s Half Note &7/25/2018 – Denver, CO – Cervantes’ Other Side &7/26/2018 – Avon, CO – Agave *7/27/2018 – Winter Park, CO – Ullrs *7/28/2018 – Steamboat Springs, CO – Schmiggity’s +* with Edamame# Goldfish and Exmag& Exmag and JackLNDN+ Exmag and Mikey ThunderView All Tour Dates This Saturday, the fan-favorite electro-funk trio Exmag kicks off their seven-date Colorado tour, capping off the group’s Interstellar Fantasy tour. Starting things off in Greeley, Colorado, with Edamame, the East Coast-based band composed of Eric Mendelson, Tyler Dondero, and Dave Carls will continue to Aspen on July 22nd for a special performance at the Belly Up with GoldFish. Two weeknight shows—Tuesday, July 24th, at Fort Collins’ Hodi’s Half Note and Wednesday, July 25th, at Denver’s Cervantes’ Other Side—co-billed with jackLNDN come next, with the mini-tour rounded out by a weekend run in the mountains with stops in Avon, Winter Park, and Steamboat Springs.Ahead of this landmark seven-night sprint across the Centennial State, Exmag is getting fans amped with the premiere of a new Colorado-themed music video for “Not The Last Time”. The song appeared on the group’s nine-track EP, Part I, which was released last fall via Majestic Casual Records. Featuring fiery additions from guitar virtuoso Ben Brandt, “Not The Last Time” perfectly captures Exmag’s signature sound, with a bouncing, feel-good groove; tight instrumentation; and vibrant synths paired with soaring, soulful guitar and propulsive bass.For the new music video for Exmag’s “Not The Last Time”, director and videographer Dan Ladue plays off Exmag’s characteristic space-funkadelia, crafting a music video that leans into the band’s other-worldly sound. Set over the song’s ambient start, the music video starts with simple text reading “In late 2017, unidentifiable flashing lights were seen in the mountains near Denver, CO. Hikers recovered a USB drive at the scene a week later. It contained the following video and one encrypted message: ‘More than a thang,’” setting up the video’s campy tone and storyline.As birds chirp, the video cuts to gorgeous footage of the Colorado mountainside right before the energized and catchy opening groove of “Not For The Last Time” kicks in. With Exmag’s three members in a synchronized two-step as they play on top of a mountain, the video is perfect in its simplicity, letting the spacey sound and breathtaking setting speak for itself. As Exmag’s members appear and reappear on screen and the video cuts to footage of the band goofing off, the video showcases the group’s playful nature, wonderfully complimenting the song’s jubilant energy. And, of course, the extraterrestrial theme comes back in full by the end of the video.As director and videographer Dan Ladue explained to us,The second I heard the tune I knew the video had to be something fun that showcased the guy’s otherworldly skills as multi-instrumentalists. With a barebones crew of me and our buddy Lev Averbakh and a shooting window of one day, we had to keep it simple. So we hoofed their gear up a mountain outside of Denver, and put on what I imagined a show on their home planet looks like.Live For Live Music is proud to premiere the brand-new music video for Exmag’s “Not The Last Time”. You can check it out for yourself below. With the band’s highly anticipated, seven-night Colorado run kicking off this week, check out upcoming tour dates below and head to Exmag’s website for more information and ticketing. You can also check out the dates for the band’s newly announced tour with TAUK, which begins at the end of October, below.last_img read more

Mertesacker: Gunners must focus

first_img The Gunners looked to be closing out a hard-earned 2-0 win at Selhurst Park on Saturday, only for a scrambled effort by Glenn Murray in stoppage time to set up a frantic finale before the substitute almost snatched a dramatic draw when his flying header came back off the base of a post. A fifth victory from their last six league matches moved Arsenal back above both Manchester United, who lost at Swansea, and Southampton, set to host Liverpool later on Sunday, to maintain momentum ahead of Wednesday’s Champions League last 16 first leg showdown with Monaco. Defender Per Mertesacker has challenged Arsenal to learn quickly from their warning at Crystal Palace to avoid any more costly lapses in concentration and stay in the Barclays Premier League top four. However, so long as the third goal remained elusive, the Eagles sensed there remained life in the match and were driven on by the energy of substitute Yannick Bolasie. Dwight Gayle sent a bullet header just over before Jason Puncheon was unfortunate to see his 20-yard free-kick drop wide. Murray’s scrambled close-range effort in the third of five minutes of added time set up a tense finale, which was almost a rounded off with the latest of equalisers as his diving header struck the base of David Ospina’s left-hand post. Palace certainly look a well-organised outfit under new boss Alan Pardew, and have a five-point cushion above the bottom three ahead of next weekend’s trip across to east London at West Ham. Murray, though, could not help but reflect on what might have been. “We pushed Arsenal all the way, and we were unlucky not to get something out of the game. It was a close one, some days they go in and others they don’t, but unfortunately it wasn’t to be,” the striker said, quoted on the club’s official website. “We proved to ourselves that we can compete with these sides and we were unlucky not to get anything from the game. “We have got a lot of (good) results when the gaffer first came in and I’m sure that’ll happen again. “We have got to take the positives out of the game and can now take confidence from it.” Mertesacker, currently captaining the side with Mikel Arteta still out injured, accepts Arsenal must retain focus at the back if they are to build on the positive work since the turn of the year. “At the end they tried to put us under pressure and get some strikers on. They nearly scored the equaliser so we were a bit lucky,” the German said, quoted by “Sometimes you lose games, especially at the end, but that was a bit of a warning for us not to switch off too early. “Overall, though, we are absolutely delighted with the three points and we move on.” Arsenal had taken an early lead through a penalty from Santi Cazorla after Danny Welbeck had been tripped by Pape Souare, which the Palace bench protested happened just outside the area. It was 2-0 on the stroke of half-time when Welbeck ran across the backline and onto a through ball from Alexis Sanchez. The assistant referee’s flag stayed down, as the England forward went on to drive in an angled shot which Julian Speroni palmed out and Olivier Giroud gratefully lashed into the net for his 50th Arsenal goal. Despite all of Palace’s pressure, Arsenal remained dangerous on the break, with a looping header from Mesut Ozil hitting the top of the crossbar before Sanchez dragged his side wide when played into the left side of the penalty box. Press Associationlast_img read more