During this episode of Live Fix Radio, we’re celebrating moms and sharing stories about how live music has changed their lives. Listen in as they tell tales about ripping off pieces of Elvis’s cape, remembering Sinatra, chilling at Phish shows, surviving the shrill of screaming Jonas Brothers fans and why Elton John is still one of the best live performers.
As a mom, or with your mom, what are your most memorable live concert experiences? What motherly advice do you have about live music?
Share your concert experiences and thoughts about this podcast in the comments below, on Twitter @livefixmedia, on Facebook, Google Plus, or call the concert fan hotline at 773-609-4341, and we’ll include them in a future episode of Live Fix Radio.
Continuing our exploration of Phish and their live show experiences, we’d like to share news about the band hosting a special show at Champlain Valley Exposition in Essex Junction, Vermont next Wednesday, September 14th.
The show will be supporting those communities impacted by flooding caused by Hurricane Irene.
Here’s what Phish keyboardist Page McConnell had to say in a fan email released earlier this week followed by ticket info and more details about the concert:
“It’s been heartbreaking to see all the loss and destruction that came from the storm. Vermont is very much a part of who we are as a band. We’re really looking forward to playing this show and we hope the money raised will make a difference in the recovery and rebuilding effort.”
General admission tickets will be $75.
A special “Friend of WaterWheel” package will be available for $250. It will include preferred parking, a reserved box seat, a limited edition poster and access to a Vermont craft beer tent.
The ticket request period is currently underway and will end on Wednesday, September 7, at noon ET. Tickets will go on sale to the public on Saturday, September 10, at 10:00 AM ET. In order to ensure that a large allotment of tickets is available to local residents, the public onsale will be in-person and cash only.
The box office location will be announced this Friday at Phish.com, by email update and on local radio stations.
Proceeds from the concert and merchandise sales will be directed to The WaterWheel Foundation and The Vermont Community Foundation to aid in the recovery of the Green Mountain State.
The WaterWheel Foundation was created by Phish in 1997 to oversee the band’s various charitable activities. Fans can donate to The WaterWheel Foundation by clicking here. You should specify that they would like their contribution to go to Vermont flood recovery efforts.
Live Webcast on LivePhish.com
Phish will also be having a live webcast of the Benefit show on LivePhish.com. Again, all proceeds going to The WaterWheel Foundation and The Vermont Community Foundation.
And the details are….
The webcast is available for pre-order now for $19.99. And Phish is also offering a bundle option that will include an exclusive Green Mountain Logo t-shirt, to increase awareness and funds.
In addition, CDs, MP3s and FLACs of each show will be available (with all proceeds going to Vermont Flood Recovery). For additional details or to pre-order the webcast, visit http://bit.ly/nv9epT
Ticket stubs for Benefit For Vermont Flood Recovery ticket includes a free MP3 download of the entire show (a fully mixed soundboard recording), redeemable at LivePhish.com after the show. For more information, visit http://bit.ly/iZxtcb.
This show is also a continuation of our grief, joy and community experiments and we’d like to hear how it or other benefit shows have impacted your life. We invite you to post your thoughts below and we’ll share your feedback during a future episode of Live Fix Radio.
The story of SXSW never ends, my friends. And as we continue our exploration of SXSW 2011, I have two videos to share with you from our fellow live music fans over at BreakThru Radio who took the time to ask several great questions about the impact, relevance and evolution of SXSW. Continue reading
In no particular order or ranking here’s another rundown of some new bits and cool links to stories for your live music enjoyment about… Prince’s Super Bowl no-show, The White Stripes break-up, Phish’s new festival, NPR’s love for Shea Stadium, Chicago’s race to fund its music fests, Less Than Jake’s return , and an update on our Ecstasy and rave exploration. Continue reading
Last year, we started to explore 3D concerts. And you learned how AEG Live was redefining the 3D concert experience in 2010.
And now with the advent of 3D TV, it’s time to dream about the possibilities as Lady Gaga and other artists begin to unveil their live show on 3D Blu-ray, so you can experience their concerts like never before at home.
On Mother’s Day, we had fun celebrating Moms who love live music. And now it’s time to give Dads the stage on Father’s Day and discover what moments they remember the most and how live music has changed their lives. Continue reading
If you haven’t heard yet Rothbury 2009 will (likely, supposedly, hopefully) happen. Though it doesn’t necessarily show on the festival’s website, it’s been a long road for Rothbury festival promoters Madison House, but together with AEG they struck a deal that was approved by a federal Bankruptcy Court Judge on January 6th as reported in the Muskegon Chronicle.
I’m still curious because of what I read in the above stories.
And I wonder how these types of leasing arrangements will affect the local real estate market and other festivals affected by the nationwide real estate meltdown.
“AEG would pay $285,000 to lease nine parcels of land in the 2,000-acre resort in Oceana County’s Grant Township through Aug. 30. The only buildings the festival would use would be the Art Barn and the Rodeo Arena, according to the proposed lease.”
“The proposed 2009 lease does not include a $50,000 bonus and a payment based on 10 percent of all food and nonalcoholic beverage sales during the event, provisions that were in the 2008 contract signed by resort owners Bob and Joan Lipsitz.”