As we plunge deeper in the winter months, there’s nothing like getting out and seeing some funk music to get your ass shaking to keep that seasonal depression at a minimum. For those of you on the West Coast you’re in luck as two great New Orleans-based acts Dumpstaphunk and the Rebirth Brass Band will team up for an eight-date run up the coast that will include a two-night stand at The Independent in San Francisco.
If you’re not into a night of New Orleans funk, than maybe you’ll be interested in hitting one of these recently announced tours…
- Ani DiFranco continues to tour behind her 20th studio album
- UK rockers Gomez cross the pond for a three week run
- Folk-rocker Langhorne Slim lines up a cross-country trek
- Former QOTSA bassist Nick Oliveri hits the road
- Delta Spirit to play a series of intimate residencies shows
- Vetiver & The Clientele head out together and on their own
Finally, we have some good and bad news from the festival world to share this week. First the bad news, organizers behind the 10,000 Lake Festival have announced that after seven years that the jam-friendly festie will be on an “official hiatus until further notice.” On the flip side things the Northwest String Summit will return for it’s ninth installment to take place at Horning’s Hideout in North Plains, OR from July 16 – 18 of next year – with the Yonder Mountain String Band playing host with two sets each night.