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The Daily Frequency (8/25/15)

The Daily Frequency (8/25/15)

Written by Kevin Madert

1. All sorts of nostalgia kicks off today’s installment of The Daily Frequency: after much speculation, Underoath will embark on a thirty-date nationwide reunion tour in the spring of 2016. At every stop on that tour, the group will perform their albums They’re Only Chasing Safety and Define the Great Line from front to back. On the end of the band’s two year hiatus, frontman Spencer Chamberlin told Alternative Press, “I hated the idea of Underoath being ‘over’ and I’m not sure what we are, but we are all friends again and that’s really the most important thing…That being said, we felt like now is a great time to do a tour and celebrate Define The Great Line turning 10.” Never fear, DMV Underoathians (wonder if I just invented that term now?): the group will take the stage at the Fillmore Silver Spring on April 20. A full list of dates and additional pertinent information can be found on the band’s website. (via Alternative Press)2. The trip ain’t over yet: after the success of Fare Thee Well back in July, surviving Grateful Dead members Bob Weir, Mickey Hart, and Bill Kreutzmann are hitting the road this fall as Dead & Company. Along for the ten-show ride are guitarist John Mayer, bassist Oteil Burbridge (The Allman Brothers), and keyboardist Jeff Chimenti (Ratdog). While the back to back shows at Madison Square Garden and back to back New Year’s Eve performances in Los Angeles were already announced (and sold out), this news adds a string of East Coast dates – including a stop at DC’s Verizon Center November 6 – and a two-night run in San Francisco leading up to NYE. A full itinerary can be viewed below; tickets are on sale starting August 28 at 10AM local time through Ticketmaster. (via Rolling Stone)

Dead & Company Tour Dates

October 29 – Albany, NY @ Times Union Center
October 31 & November 1 – New York, NY @ Madison Square Garden
November 5 – Philadelphia, PA @ Wells Fargo Center
November 6 – Washington, DC @ Verizon Center
November 10 – Worcester, MA @ DCU Center
December 27 & 28 – San Francisco, CA @ Bill Graham Civic Auditorium
December 30 & 31 – Los Angeles, CA @ The Forum

3. For a third year, Nightmare Festival (Badass Raves’ annual Halloween celebration) is returning to Camp Ramblewood in Darlington, MD. Mark your calendars for October 30-31 and prepare for yet another spooky weekend in the woods with dozens of dope musicians and a few thousand of your closest friends. Perhaps more importantly, mark your calendars / set your alarms for 10 tomorrow morning; that’s when early bird tickets will go on sale through the festival’s official site. Badass has confirmed they’re reducing the cap on the event, meaning there are less tickets up for grabs and they’ll likely go fast – a few days ago the festival sold out of VIP cabins in a record two minutes. All that to say: don’t sleep on tickets to one of the East Coast’s premier Halloween events. See you at Ramblewood!

4. We’ll conclude with a can’t-miss intersection of artistic mediums: soundscape sculptor Tycho (the  electro-glazed post-rock brainchild of Scott Hansen) has been tapped to perform a live set at the Hirshhorn Museum’s first “After Hours” event of the year on Friday, September 18. Since its inception in 2007 the series has given attendees the unique opportunity to experience curated musical performances and peruse exhibits featuring works from world-renowned artists. Tickets are on sale now – $35 bucks gets you in, and $100 VIP tickets include curator’s tours of various exhibits and a private lounge area with cocktails and hors d’oeuvres. (Via Hirshhorn Museum)

Hirshhorn_Museum_DC_2007Like you don’t want to see Tycho here

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