Naughty Professor has released the live studio video for “Venison Poetry,” off of their new album, Identity. “Venison Poetry” features percussion virtuoso Mike Dillon (Les Claypool’s Fancy Band, Primus, Garage A Trois, Dean Ween Band, et al) on vibraphones and progressive jazz guitarist Cliff Hines (Cliff Hines Band). The video showcases the tight musicianship, complicated arrangements, and distinct personalities of which Naughty Professor is known.The 6-piece future funk outfit, hailing from New Orleans, raises the stakes on their newly-released album. Where their prior releases showcased the group’s knack for self-contained instrumentals, Identity finds the band teaming with a stellar assortment of more than a dozen cutting-edge collaborators, with David Shaw of The Revivalists, Ivan Neville, members of The Soul Rebels, Eric “Benny” Bloom from Lettuce, and others lending vocal, instrumental and compositional contributions. Additionally, Naughty Professor teamed up with Qmillion (Robert Glasper) to mix the record. The result finds Naughty Professor expanding their music into exciting new territory.Watch the recording of “Venison Poetry” in the new video below:Naughty Professor is currently on an extensive album release tour, with dates upcoming in Boulder, Denver, Brooklyn, Boston and more. The band has additionally announced that they will be joining TAUK on tour for select dates this Fall. All announced dates are below and tickets are available on the band’s website. Currently available on all digital service providers, Identity can also be purchased physically as a CD/DVD bundle, which includes in-studio footage of every track on the album.
Neil Young has announced a run of summer 2018 solo acoustic tour dates. The four-city, six-show tour was announced via the iconic Canadian artist’s Neil Young Archives. The run will see Young perform at St. Louis, MO’s Fox Theatre, Chicago, IL’s Auditorium Theatre (two nights), Detroit, MI’s Fox Theatre, and Boston, MA’s Wang Theatre in late June and early July.In the announcement, Young shares some thoughts about each of the cities he’ll visit on the tour, which he refers to as “four of [his] favorite cities.” You can read Neil Young’s Chicago, Detroit, St. Louis, and Boston anecdotes below:Chicago- (2 shows) At the Chicago Auditorium Theatre, the same theater where we played one of our first CSNY gigs, just before Woodstock; where I played Tonight’s the Night in 1973. I have played Chicago many times since then, had big times in so many halls and stadiums, and this one will be like coming home…Detroit- At the beautiful [Fox Theatre], lovingly restored by my friend, Dick Kughn and his friends who love Detroit so much. The Motor City, where I first recorded with the Mynah Birds on Motown in 1965, where I appeared in a Hootenanny at the Chessmate Club on Livernois and wrote songs in the White Castle across the street; where I played the Masonic Hall with CSNY’s first tour…St. Louis- Appearing at the incredible Fox [Theatre] again! I can’t believe my luck, that I am going back into that dressing room with all the signatures on the walls and onto that beautiful stage with all the green folks from St. Louis in the Audience…It’s a soulful and beautiful city…Boston- (2 shows) One of my first solo shows was in the Wang Theatre, then called the Music Hall. It’s a real beauty folks- a chapel of soul and music. … The audiences in Boston are unlike any other. Every city has its own feel. … My Dad came and watched me play there once. Memories are everywhere in Boston…Pre-sale tickets for the tour are available using the code “NYARCHIVES” at the individual show ticket links below. For more information, and to read Neil’s whole announcement note, head to the Neil Young Archives.Neil Young Solo Acoustic Tour DatesJune 28 – St Louis, MO – Fox Theatre – TICKETSJune 30 – Chicago, IL – Auditorium Theatre – TICKETSJuly 1 – Chicago, IL – Auditorium Theatre – TICKETSJuly 3 – Detroit, MI – Fox Theatre – TICKETSJuly 11 – Boston, MA – Wang Theatre – TICKETSJuly 12 – Boston, MA – Wang Theatre – TICKETS[h/t JamBase]
RelatedPosts EPL: Saints tackle Mourinho’s Spurs EPL: Crystal Palace stun sloppy Man U EPL: Red Devils attack Palace Southampton have confirmed their loan capture of Kyle Walker-Peters from Tottenham Hotspur. Crystal Palace and West Ham were also in the race for his signature, but Southampton have beaten off the competition. The loan deal will last until the end of the season, and does not include an option or obligation to buy. Originally Spurs wanted Southampton to sign the 22-year-old on a permanent deal for £12 million, and then loan talks included an option to buy for that price. Now it has turned into a simple loan deal. Walker-Peters has made 24 appearances for the Tottenham first team, scoring one goal and providing five assists. He is a more regular fixture in the Under-23 squad, and has made a number of appearances for England at youth level. On the club website, Southampton manager Ralph Hasenhuttl said: “I am very pleased to have Kyle with us for the rest of the season. He is a talented young player, with good defensive and attacking qualities. “It was clear this month that we could use additional support in the full-back positions, and Kyle was exactly the profile of player I was hoping we could bring in. “He will be a good addition to our squad, and we are pleased that he has chosen to join us ahead of a number of other clubs who were interested in signing him.” Walker-Peters said: “On a personal note I’m just grateful for the opportunity I’ve been given by the manager and the club. “I come here looking to help the club improve and improve myself. I just want to win as many games as possible and enjoy playing football. “I had a chat with the manager and he assured me I was the type of player he liked and I got that feeling from watching Southampton that I could fit in well.”Tags: Crystal PalaceKyle Walkers-PetersSouthamptonTottemhan Hotspur