High Sierra Music Festival, held July 4-7 in Quincy, CA, is proud to announce more artist additions for 2019. In addition to the previously announced, already show-stopping lineup, HSMF is pleased to welcome independent-music legends Dispatch to the top of the festival’s bill. The announcement also includes festival-favorites Steel Pulse, Manic Focus, Pnuma (Live), Too Many Zoos, Tauk, and Natalie Cressman. Keeping with the collaborative history HSMF is known for, Stanton Moore and Skerik reunite as the Emerald Quintet featuring Scott Metzger, Robert Walter and Chris Stillwel
In a season of terrific shows, this past weekend NYC venue the Brooklyn Bowl had what no doubt was a good one. The six-hundred capacity spaced filled itself full out for a towering, full-throttle night of rock music, delivered by two northeast area bands: Brooklyn’s Of Clocks and Clouds and Connecticut’s leading jam-funk band Kung Fu.
Arizona Roots Music & Arts Festival will take place at the Riverwalk at Rawhide Western Town & Event Center on February 9 and 10, 2019. The festival will be brought to you by the same team that brings you the California Roots Music & Arts Festival in Monterey, CA. Over its ten year history, Cali Roots has become synonymous with top-notch performances and unforgettable festival experiences. The brand's venture to Chandler, AZ to plant new seeds and spread good vibes has seen an amazing response from fans and media outlets alike.
As Monterey woke up for day two of Cali Roots, there was a heavy overcast throughout the neighborhood. Thankfully clouds and thick fog are nothing new to reggae enthusiasts, and the festival proceeded without missing a beat. Day two was a day which focused on roots, both of Reggae and heritage. The artists that played Saturday had a much more thematic tie to family bonds, both those that we are born with, and the family we chose as we go through life.
Nahko and Medicine for the People will join Dispatch this summer for the “Dispatch Summer Tour 2018.” Additional support will be provided by Raye Zaragoza, Scatter Their Own, Stephen Marley, and Rebelution on select dates. The tour aims to raise awareness and funds for First Nations communities, and bring to light other Native American issues. Fundraising efforts as well as proceeds from Native designed merchandise will go towards supporting and rebuilding Native American schools.
Dispatch has announced the release of their first studio album in 5 years - America, Location 12 – due out on June 2nd, 2017 independently via the band’s own Bomber Records/Kobalt Music Recordings. Preorders are available starting today via Dispatch.Merchline.Com and the album will be released in CD, Digital and Vinyl formats. Fans will be able to pick up the LP in limited edition ocean blue colored vinyl, only from the Dispatch web store or on the road.
I’ve read Treasure Island, Last of the Mohicans, Wizard of the Oz, Lord of the Rings, Twenty Thousand Leagues Under the Sea, Tarzan and my all-time favorite, Of Mice and Men. All these stories do not compare with the living story book of Electric Forest 2013. There was a hole in a tree and I fell in. Tumbling down the black hole there was voice that told a story. It went like this: Once upon a time at a grand ranch in Michigan there was a magical forest. In that forest lived the happy
On June 29th, the first Saturday of the Milwaukee Summerfest 2013 , Dispatch was the headliner at the BMO Harris Pavilion. This is the 45th Annual Summerfest and I decided to make this an adventure. I am a Chicago native and had to make a couple of hours journey, so I booked a hotel in Milwaukee. As show time approached, I took the drive into town. As I neared the Park, the traffic was heavy. The roads were flooded with groups of