In a message to fans on Insomniac‘s website, founder Pasquale Rotella announced, among other news, that Electric Daisy Carnival will not be returning to New York in 2017. After five years on the East Coast, the EDC will not hold a New York event in May. Instead, the EDC team is focusing on the original Las Vegas version of the premier electronic music festival (set for June 16th-18th, 2017) as well as expanding the event on the international stage (EDC Japan is on the books for 2017). You can read Pasquale’s statement about EDC New York below, or check out the full message here.“Although EDC New York 2016 was one of my favorites hosted in the Big Apple, we’ve decided to take a break in 2017. We hope many of you East Coast Headliners will join us in Vegas. We’ll have an art car sound system paying homage to New York DJs past and present. As I write this, I’ve gotta mention all the hard work and creativity going into the completely reimagined kineticFIELD, as well as an entirely new additional stage. The team and I are energized about an epic EDC Las Vegas 2017!”For tickets and information about EDC Vegas, head to the festival’s website.
Load remaining images Photo: Brandon Weil Photo: Brandon Weil Photo: Brandon Weil Photo: Brandon Weil Photo: Brandon Weil Last Friday, on December 5th, Circles Around The Sun kicked off their 2018 tour with a sold-out performance at The Troubadour in Hollywood with support from Grateful Shred. Led by guitarist Neal Casal and featuring keyboardist Adam MacDougall, drummer Mark Levy, and bassist Dan Horne, CATS has earned a lot of praise since its inception in 2015, when they were commissioned to create the intermission music for the Grateful Dead’s 50th-anniversary Fare Thee Well celebration.EXCLUSIVE: Neal Casal Talks CRB, LSD, & The Future Of Circles Around The SunLive For Live Music had a writer scheduled to review the show, though he unexpectedly had to leave Circles Around The Sun’s performance early. However, despite not being able to stay for the whole night, the writer (who is choosing to remain anonymous) wanted to make sure he still sent us in some form of coverage. Thus, he’s sent us a collection of fourteen haikus that he feels encapsulates his experience at Circles Around The Sun’s and Grateful Shred‘s show-opener at the Troubadour. Enjoy. (You can also listen to full audio of the performance, courtesy of taper DMan, and check out a gallery of photos, courtesy of Brandon Weil, below.)[Audio: DMan]Grateful Shred my headPlaying tunes of old anewCaptured me tonightOh, what could they do?A lot, pleasantly we seeThis band knows its stuffSlip Knot to beginHelp On the Way satiatesAmazing FranklinGoing to the southBig River, weeping willowAlthea, we lovePlaying in the Band, Stephen prospered in his time, He’s a holy manPlaying for the lumpThe one that is on my headGrateful I am dead.And to close it outLoose Lucy is our delightThese guys were damn greatWhat to follow upCircles Around the Sun nextHow would they beginWest LA people Love West LA Fade Away New spin on this jam Fire on the mountainInspired the next dittyRosalie you fineThese guys love to jamGuitar, melodic to hearThe synth, en fugeoOld fashioned light show Psychedelic projectionsChris Kuroda proudAlthea came backThis time, a new lease on lifeMade it their own thingLet’s take it all inSo much to appreciate Fantastic eveningCircles Around The Sun | The Troubadour | Hollywood, CA | 1/5/2018 | Photo: Brandon Weil