Avett Brothers Climbing Billboard Charts

Just got this in the email. Way to go Avett Brothers!

"We are very, very excited to announce that Emotionalism came in at #134 on the Billboard Top 200 chart, #1 on the Billboard Heatseekers chart and #13 on the Billboard Independent Albums chart.

We can't thank everyone enough who bought copies of Emotionalism, came out to shows and who have spread the word for us. Without you, there is no way we could have reached this goal. We thank you all for supporting us so far and hope you'll stick with us. This record is really special to us. Please continue to tell your friends, family and anyone else you know about it. We'd love to keep up this momentum and get this album out to as many people as possible."


The Avett Brothers

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Flaming Lips to Headline Monolith Fesitval

Today, the MONOLITH FESTIVAL Presented by Esurance makes its initial line-up announcement. Confirmed to rock the MONOLITH FESTIVAL on September 14th and 15th are The Flaming Lips, CAKE, The Decemberists, Kings of Leon, Spoon, Clap Your Hands Say Yeah, Ghostland Observatory, Brian Jonestown Massacre, Juliette and the Licks, Flosstradamus, Kid Sister, Cloud Cult, Earl Greyhound, Das EFX, The Broken West, Yacht, Reverend Peyton’s Big Damn Band, Bob Log III, Lords of the Underground, Mobius Band, Ra Ra Riot, Minus Story, Otis Gibbs and many others still to be announced.

MONOLITH marks the first ever multi-day, multi-stage festival at Colorado’s world-renowned Red Rocks Amphitheatre. A must-visit destination for any music fan, MONOLITH offers up the perfect excuse to finally visit the legendary outdoor venue. Hosting 50+ bands on 5 stages, and surrounded by breathtaking natural rock formations and premium facility amenities, MONOLITH promises an exceptional and intimate (only 9000 tickets will be sold!) festival experience sure to go down in rock history.

MONOLITH FESTIVAL Presented by Esurance

Friday, September 14 and Saturday, September 15
Red Rocks Amphitheatre / www.redrocksonline.com

Ticket Prices: Single Day $42.50 / Two-Day Pass $79.50
VIP Gold Pass $175 (In very limited quantity. Includes reserved soundboard seating VIP parking, and other perks.)

Tickets on sale on Saturday, June 2nd at 10 am MST at all Ticketmaster outlets and at www.ticketmaster.com

For additional information visit www.monolithfestival.com


Jam Cruise 6 Sets Sail January 2008

Ft. Lauderdale, Florida – Today, Jam Cruise 6 confirms trip dates and makes its line-up announcement. This year’s annual floating festival will leave Ft. Lauderdale on January 4, 2008 for a 5 day / 5 night music and travel adventure. With over 20 bands and 2000 passengers aboard the MSC Lirica, the luxury cruise liner will make stops in Roatan, Honduras and Costa Maya, Mexico.

So far, Jam Cruise 6 has confirmed accomplished guitarist Warren Haynes, conscious hip hop innovators Michael Franti & Spearhead, New Orleans funk legends funky METERS featuring Art Neville, George Porter, Russell Batiste & Ian Neville, progressive bluegrass band Yonder Mountain String Band, new-funk favorites Galactic, Grateful Dead re-creators Dark Star Orchestra, jazz organ trio Soulive, reggae architects Toots & the Maytals, soul sister Sharon Jones and the Dap Kings, Everyone Orchestra conducted by Matt Butler featuring Jon Fishman, Steve Kimock & Jeff Coffin, high energy jammers Perpetual Groove, B-3 organ-fueled blues-rock quartet Grace Potter and the Nocturnals, electronic loungers Lotus, west coast Rockers New Monsoon, the West African skewed Toubab Krewe, the inspired Colorado outfit The Motet, the thumping soundscapes of DJ Harry, special guest Karl Denson, and many others still to be announced.

More cabins than ever have been pre-booked! Jam Cruise 6 reservations open to the public on June 4, 2007 at www.jamcruise.com.

Since its first journey in 2003, Jam Cruise has revolutionized the music festival experience by blending the community, spontaneity and good times of a music festival with the convenience, luxury, and adventure of cruise travel. Jam Cruise’s unique story has been featured in a diverse list of media outlets including the New York Times, Wall Street Journal, Rolling Stone, HARP, Gourmet Magazine, Outside Magazine, Travel and Leisure, and many others.


The Disco Biscuits Announce Camp Bisco 6

Today, trance-fusion rockers The Disco Biscuits announce Camp Bisco 6 - the sixth year of the band’s always-anticipated annual music festival. Reputed for each year offering music’s most cutting edge and experimental innovators, Camp Bisco 6 will host three nights of music and camping at the Indian Lookout Country Club in upstate New York. With their initial artist line-up announcement, Camp Bisco welcomes in a new-era of internationalism and diversity. In addition to three nights of epic Disco Biscuits sets, Camp Bisco will host Simon Posford, OTT and YOUTH as they bring their dub circus project, Hallucinogen: In Dub to the states for its first ever U.S. appearance! Also confirmed: Israeli trance band Infected Mushroom, the stretched and skewed soundscapes of Brazilian ex-pat Amon Tobin, stunning sample craftsman Girl Talk, dance-punker The Juan Maclean, Sound Tribe Sector 9 (playing a live set one night and a PA set the other), underground heavyweight Bassnectar, a soulful DJ set by King Brit of Digable Planets fame, incognito favorites Hanging Brains, plus Zilla, EOTO, The Join (featuring Jamie Shields & Darren Shearer of The New Deal and Tom Hamilton & Clay Parnell of Brothers Past), Telepath, Psylab, Orchard Lounge, and others still to be announced.

In addition to three nights and two full days of music, Camp Bisco 6 will offer unlimited car camping, plus RV and family camping areas, daily “Color Wars” festivities which have become a signature Camp Bisco pastime, and of course plenty of food and craft vendors. Indian Lookout Country Club, located in Mariaville New York just ½ hour from Albany and 3 hours from both Boston and New York City, boasts 200 acres of serene rolling hills and natural beauty, and such amenities as flush toilets and showers. As always, Camp Bisco will work with various local officials, venue managers and The Camp Creek Organizers to ensure music fans a fun and safe weekend.

Also this year, Camp Bisco will “Go Green.” Camp Bisco 6 will be powered by 100% renewable energy, thanks to sponsors Green Mountain Energy Company and Sustainable Waves. Green Mountain Energy Company and Sustainable Waves are pleased to offer Camp Bisco attendees the opportunity to “green up” their concert experience by purchasing a “Green Ticket.” When you buy a Green Ticket, Green Mountain will green-up the Camp Bisco concert experience by providing, on the ticket buyer’s behalf, 250 kWh of green-e certified renewable energy made from sources like wind and bio-energy. By purchasing a Green Ticket, each individual can help offset an estimated 348 lbs of CO2 created by activities like driving their car to the show. For more information please visit www.begreennow.com/greenticket250 and visit www.campbisco.net to purchase a Green Ticket to Camp Bisco 6.

Not-for-profit Conscious Alliance will also be on site to host a food drive. As in years past, food donations collected will go to benefit local food pantries in their effort to help feed America’s hungry. Attendees are encouraged to bring 10 non-perishable food items redeemable for a limited edition Camp Bisco 6 / Conscious Alliance poster. Visit www.consciousalliance.org for more information.

Event Information is as follows:
August 16-18th 2007
3 nights of music and camping
Indian Lookout Country Club
Mariaville, NY

Presale tickets available now at www.campbisco.net, www.discobiscuits.com and biscotix.musictoday.com
Tickets on sale to the general public on May 10 at 10 am
Early bird special available for $115.00 while supplies last
Ticket prices will raise without notice as allotments sell out: $130.00 / $145.00 til 5 PM on August 15 /$160.00 at gate (ticket prices include car camping for all three nights)

Visit www.campbisco.net, www.meatcamp.com, or www.discobiscuits.com for tickets and information

Long recognized as the preeminent trance-fusion band in the United States, the Disco Biscuits have forged a new path in the improvisational music scene, leaving in their wake dozens of imitators while leading the charge in the now dominating live-electronic touring circuit. In the twelve years that the Biscuits have been around they have created a huge following and garnered a great deal of critical success.

SPIN magazine has dubbed them the "forefathers of Trance-fusion", while Entertainment Weekly called 1998's "Uncivilized Area" the #1 Jamband Album of All Time. "SeƱor Boombox," released in 2002, was named one of the Top Ten Jam Albums Ever by Guitar Player and 2002's Best Studio Album by Relix.

Highlights of this last year include playing to 25,000 people at Bonnaroo and 20,000 at Lollapalooza, the hosting of their 5th annual Camp Bisco (whose line-up included The Roots, Brazilian Girls, and Thievery Corporation) at Hunter Mountain, and the release of their "Caterpillar" video on MTV Latin America. TDB sold out 15 shows in a row on their spring tour & closed out the year with another nine sold-out shows, culminating in a three show New Year's run. New Year's was filmed in an HD documentary, titled Progressions, depicting the band's rise from club/theatre band to arena headliner in the Biscuits' hometown of Philly. 2006 saw them reach new heights and this year only promises more.