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Artist Spotlight: The MacPodz

1 Nov

The MacPodz describe themselves as “Alien Exhaust Jazz Meets Townie F**K Rock.. One of the coolest party’s on planet earth!” Now just because I have no idea what that means doesn’t mean that this band isn’t amazing. One of the only guitar-less, five piece jambands I know of, The MacPodz’ music stretches from jazz to funk and everything in between.  It actually took me about 10 minutes of listening before I realized that they don’t have a guitarist. Bass, trumpet, percussion/flute, keys, and drums is a rather refreshing break from the stereotypical model of what a jamband is. The MacPodz are definitely a band that should be in any music lovers ipod. Here’s a live recording of them performing at All Good Music Festival this past summer (the whole show is awesome but Track Four is especially cool because a short beatbox/flute solo). For more shows check out their archive page here.

 

Live at All Good Music Festival 7/10/2010

Download:

The MacPodz – Track One

The MacPodz – Track Two

The MacPodz – Track Three

The MacPodz – Track Four

The MacPodz – Track Five

The MacPodz – Track Six

The MacPodz – Track Seven

The MacPodz – Track Eight

Umphrey’s McGee Podcast

28 Oct



Heres a pretty awesome podcast that Umphrey’s released, check it out.

Download: Umphrey’s McGee – Winter 2010 part 3

Syncopated Strangers > Conduit [02:50] > Syncopated Strangers [06:54], Nothing Too Fancy [11:37] > Divisions [21:58], You Know What I Mean [43:50], Booth Love (with Bob Marley Get Up, Stand Up jam) [50:00], Got Your Milk (Right Here) [61:17] > Nothing Too Fancy [64:50]


Umphrey’s will be playing two nights Oct 30th and 31st in St. Louis, MO at Pageant. For all of you not fortunate enough to live in St. Louis, they will be streaming both show live at iClips.com (which is pretty freaking awesome right?) You do have to pay for it but its only $4.99 for the 30th and $6.99 for the 31st. Happy Halloween!

New Umphrey’s McGee

7 Oct

Exciting news from the world of Umphrey’s McGee! Starting this fall, Umphrey’s will begin rolling out some new music for all of us to enjoy. To kick things off they have released a new studio single titled “Wellwishers”. Its a pretty chill track and it definitely has potential for some wicked live jams.

Download: Umphrey’s McGee – Wellwishers

Boredom = Umphrey’s Mcgee Videos

3 Oct

I was bored and procrastinating so I went and watched an hours’ worth of Umphrey’s Mcgee videos. I thought I’d share some good ones. Check them out. boredom

Artist Spotlight: Organik Time Machine

27 Sep

Bridging a mix between electronic inspired beats and melodies, and the improvisation and live feel of jambands, Organik Time Machine’s music is meant to reach a wide variety of music fans. OTM is a very talented group of musicians creatively blending live electronica with elements of funk, hip hop, reggae, and jazz into their unique blend of high energy Livetronica. You can download free live shows at their archive page here.

Everything

Download: Organik Time Machine – Everything

Dig Deep Live

Download: Organik Time Machine – Dip Deep Live

Got It

Download: Organik Time Machine – Got It

Wind Horse

Download: Organik Time Machine – Wind Horse

Artist Spotlight: Roots Of Creation

21 Sep

Roots Of Creation’s music is the perfect mix of jam and reggae sprinkled with a hint of electronica. Although their sound is very similar to Sublime they have moved themselves into a league of their own with their upbeat, substantial songs, 10 minute lead guitar solos and great dance jams. Hopefully I will be seeing them with DJ Morale and Beam&Deem this Saturday at Sullivan Hall in NYC. Should be a great time.

Download: Roots of Creation – Giraffe

Download: Roots of Creation – Oh Lord

Download: Roots of Creation – Dub Wagon XL

Umphrey’s Mcgee – Fuck You (Live Cee-Lo Green Cover)

14 Sep


For those of you who are Umphrey’s fans you know that it isn’t unusual for Umphrey’s to play awesome covers. I just thought I’d share this one because we’ve posted the video and mp3. Oh and cause it’s a sweet cover. Enjoy!

Favorite Jams of the Week

3 Sep

So we thought a nice way to end the week would be to give you all a few songs that we have been really jamming on this week. Enjoy!

Download: Umphrey’s McGee – Resolution

Download: Pretty Lights – High School Art Class

 Download: Dave Matthews Band – Stay (Wasting Time) Live at Piedmont Park

Download: The Allman Brothers Band – Midnight Rider

Download: Kid Cudi – Dat New New

Download: Vampire Weekend – Oxford Comma

Download: K’naan – In The Beginning

Download: Ott – The Queen of All Everything

Local Music: The Knowmads

31 Aug

Not only did I hit the road to bring you guys a live concert experience, I am also proud to announce that this will be our first Local Music Artist Spotlight! The Knowmads are a four piece band hailing from Marlboro, NJ. Although the band has only been together for a little over a month, the chemistry between the band members is incredible. They are all very talented musicians who really have a feel for music. Their jams are awesome and make you want to dance and their ability to seamlessly change genres on a dime serves as a tribute to their talent. This is the second show they have ever played together and it was a great time (I wasn’t at their first show because I was seeing Sound Tribe Sector 9). The members have gone off to college for now but come Thanksgiving Break I will hopefully have some new music from The Knowmads for everyone to enjoy. I’ve posted some live videos along with a sound board recording so that everyone can put them on their ipods and and enjoy their music on the go 🙂

P.S. If any other bands want us to post their music, feel free to email your stuff with a small description of the band to turnupyourspeakers@gmail.com

Download: The Knowmads Live at the Stony Pony 8/27/2010

The Knowmads – Outsider

The Knowmads – Groovy > Come On (Jimmy Hendrix Cover)

The Knowmads – Peggy’s Cove

The Knowmads – The Aftermath

The Knowmads – 3000 Miles

Concert Experience: Umphrey’s Mcgee LIVE @ The Stone Pony Summer Stage, NJ August 7, 2010

10 Aug

Did you get a chance to see Umphrey’s Mcgee this past Saturday? Well in case you didn’t, Turn Up Your Speakers went on the road, armed with video cameras, to bring the concert experience right to your computer. If you don’t know who Umphrey’s Mcgee is, they are one of our favorite bands. We wrote a description about them in our first post, but just to reiterate, they are an unbelievable jam band comprised of extremely talented musicians, who put on an amazing show. Lucky for you, Turn Up Your Speakers is bringing you this amazing show (they have a crazy light show too too) directly to you. But what if you say, “This show is amazing! I wish I was there (sad face). Where can I get more?” Don’t worry. We have you covered. You can stream and download this show in its entirety for FREE right here. Check these videos out!

1st set – 1348 (Closer)

2nd set – Dump City (Opener)

2nd set – Eminence Foot (The Who Cover)

Encore – Hangover (Rock Your Body Tease)