Interviews

03/26/15



The Motet's Jans Ingber Talks Backwoods Festival, Colorado, and More

The Motet are true funk. The seven-piece ensemble has steadily built a fanbase, bringing a dance party to venues and festivals across the country. Hailing from Colorado, the band has been riding high since their self-titled 2014 release, combining grooving originals with funky covers at venues and festivals alike. On the heels of their upcoming Mixtape 1975 show and performance at the Backwoods Music Festival, L4LM writer Jack Sheehan sat down with The Motet's vocalist/percussionist, Jans Ingbe [...]

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Ed Sharpe Guitarist Christian Letts Discusses Marcus Mumford-Produced Solo Album 'Hold Fast'

Edward Sharpe & The Magnetic Zeros guitarist Christian Letts recently released his debut album as a solo artist, Hold Fast, which was produced by Marcus Mumford. Rich with an acoustic sweeping f [...]

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Getting To Know Backup Planet: Album Stream/Interview

Backup Planet, a self-described Experimental Funk-Rock band out of Nashville, Tennessee, is proud to announce the release of their debut album “Element." Backup Planet is composed of Ben Cooper (Ke [...]

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03/13/15



Lotus' Mike Greenfield Talks Stratosphere, Lotus, and More

Live for Live Music writer Edward Byrne had a chance to chat with Lotus drummer Mike Greenfield and discuss a number of topics, from the art of drumming, being in one of the hottest bands in the scene [...]

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Twiddle's Mihali Savoulidis Talks 'Dirty Dozen' Tour With Kung Fu

L4LM had the chance to talk with Mihali Savoudilis of Twiddle, during their current tour while on a stop in Colorado.  The Vermont based quartet is comprised of Savoulidis on lead vocals and gui [...]

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Lotus Bassist Jesse Miller Talks Origins, New Album, and More

In a music scene that is constantly changing and growing, it's not always easy to stay at the forefront of relevance. In the jamtronica scene, Lotus has been steadily gaining fans since their early da [...]

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What It Means To Embrace The Face: An Interview With CashorTrade.org Founder Brando Rich

With tickets for "Fare Thee Well" Grateful Dead reunion concert going on sale this Saturday, many of us are fearing exorbitant StubHub scalper prices. We spoke to the man who's doing everything he can [...]

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An In-Depth Look At Jungle Jam 2015: Interview With Promoter Chris D

In anticipation of this year's Jungle Jam Festival in Costa Rica, we sat down with festival promoter Chris D. to discuss a bit more about the festivities. This year's festival boasts an awesome lineu [...]

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Railroad Earth Bassist Andrew Altman Talks New Solo EP, Collab With Warren Haynes

Railroad Earth’s dexterous bass player, Andrew Altman has been a busy guy lately. Over the years, Altman (formerly of the Codetalkers) has lent his signature bass prowess to bands like Blueground Un [...]

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Funk Army Turkuaz Descends Upon Irving Plaza, 5/2

On Saturday May 2nd, the Brooklyn-based funk army Turkuaz will descend on Irving Plaz ...


Sacha Baron Cohen To Write, Direct And Star In Freddie Mercury Biopic

After a long-winded, ongoing back-and-forth between Sacha Baron Cohen and members of ...


Widespread Panic Bring Out Karl Denson and Carrot Top In Vegas

What happens in Vegas... Widespread Panic kicked off a two-night run at The Joint at ...


Rapper Immortal Technique Arrested After Assault and Robbery With T-Shirt Vendors

Rapper Immortal Technique was taken into custody on Thursday evening, just hours befo ...


Umphrey's And Lettuce 'Fort' Shows Relocated

Due to problems with park administration, the upcoming Umphrey's McGee and Lettuce co ...


Dave Grohl Sends VIP Tickets To Terminal Foo Fighters Fan

Someone should make a "Good Guy Dave" meme. Foo Fighters frontman Dave Grohl has con ...


George Porter Jr. Sits In With Pink Talking Fish At Biscuit Fest in Boca Raton

Biscuit Fest 4 is underway at the Funky Biscuit venue in Boca Raton, FL, and the firs ...


Listen to Nicki Bluhm Sit In With Phil Lesh & Friends

Last night at Phil Lesh's Terrapin Crossroads venue, Lesh brought out Nicki Bluhm to ...


Electric Forest Attempting To Break World Record For Largest Group Hug

On June 26th at 2:30, all of those attending Electric Forest will have the chance to ...


Fans Petition Summerfest To Cancel Paris Hilton's DJ Set

As if protesting Kanye West wasn't enough, now fans of the Milwaukee music festival S ...


WSP Drummer Todd Nance To Host Charity Benefit With All-Star Lineup

Widespread Panic drummer Todd Nance is organizing a benefit concert in Athens, GA, to ...


New Invention Drops Bass Bombs To Fight Fires

Bassists take note! A new invention from two students at George Mason University uses ...


Stevie Wonder Pops Into Local NOLA Show, Sits In On Harmonica

This is why we love New Orleans. On Tuesday evening, Stevie Wonder brought his Song ...


Michael Jackson May Have Caused The Feud Between Axl Rose and Slash

Roger Waters and David Gilmour aside, perhaps no feud in rock and roll is as well kno ...


Ad-Rock Confirms The Beastie Boys Are Done, But There's A Vault Of Unreleased Music

The Beastie Boys' Adam Horovitz, aka Ad-Rock, will appear in the upcoming Noah Baumba ...


Keller Williams To Release New Album, 'Vape,' On 4/20

After last winter's O.penVAPE tour with The Motet, the one-of-a-kind Keller Williams ...


Willie Nelson Plans To Launch His Own Brand Of Weed And Open Marijuana Stores

Willie Nelson has announced plans to launch his own brand of weed and open a chain of ...


Getting To Know: On The Sun, Collaborative Brooklyn Soul

The story of On the Sun, a working New York City-based soul band founded in 2013, is ...


The Motet's Jans Ingber Talks Backwoods Festival, Colorado, and More

The Motet are true funk. The seven-piece ensemble has steadily built a fanbase, brin ...


The 2015 Complete Music Festival Guide

Festival announcements are at an all-time high, and it's up to us to help you weed th ...


Live for Live NOLA Launch Party 3/7: Wrap Video, Photos

Live for Live Music kicked things off with a bang in New Orleans with a funky launch ...


Nigel Hall's Top 10 Keyboardists Of All Time

New Orleans staple Nigel Hall is one of the most talented keyboardists in the game. ...


Billy & The Kids Bringing Europe Seventy 2.0 To The Cap

Amid a great deal of (well deserved) hype and excitement for the Grateful Dead’s 50 ...


L4LM's Guide To Live Acts At Ultra Music Festival

This weekend, Ultra Music Festival hits Miami for the 16th year, bringing the biggest ...


Let's Be Grateful For The Dead's 50th Reunion

Ever since the initial "Fare Thee Well" announcement last January, the 50th anniversa ...


L4LM's Guide To Miami Music Week 2015

Miami Music Week is just around the corner, and, as usual, top producers from all cor ...


Ed Sharpe Guitarist Christian Letts Discusses Marcus Mumford-Produced Solo Album 'Hold Fast'

Edward Sharpe & The Magnetic Zeros guitarist Christian Letts recently released hi ...


Getting To Know Backup Planet: Album Stream/Interview

Backup Planet, a self-described Experimental Funk-Rock band out of Nashville, Tennes ...


Playlist: 16 Of The Best Sit-Ins With Phish

With the recent Phish tour and festival announcements, summer finally feels like it's ...


Umphrey's McGee's Ryan Stasik Talks Omega Moos, Major Rager, Abbey Road, and More

Live for Live Music's Chris Meyer recently spoke with Umphrey's McGee bassist Ryan St ...


Magnaball: A Guide Through Phish's First Nine Festivals

With yesterday's official announcement of Magnaball, jam band Phish will reach dou ...


On The Road With Umphrey's McGee: The Official Band Tour Log

Umphrey’s McGee and Live for Live Music are teaming up in 2015 to bring you exclusi ...


Bowlive VI: Nightly Recap

Bowlive VI is upon us! The annual 8-night funk fest with Soulive has become a staple ...


Eric Benny Bloom's Top 10 Albums Of All Time

Eric Benny Bloom rocks trumpet for Lettuce, the Shady Horns and Pretty Lights Liv ...



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