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WATCH: Chase Chat: Kyle Busch Thonotosassa, Fla. The 2013 NASCAR Drive for Diversity Combine participants include: Vancouver, Wash. Nicole Behar, 15 Megan Creech, 20 Rio Rancho, N.M. Paige Decker, 20 Newport News, Va. Sergio Pena, 20 Sam Wright, 18 Kylin Hammer, 11 WATCH: Kansas Preview Show Hollister, Calif. San Clemente, Calif. Ashley Rogero, 15 Carson, Calif. Alhambra, Calif. Las Vegas, Nev. Name & Age Austin Geer, 11 Name & Age City & State Jairo Avila, 17 Claire Decker, 18 Dylan Smith, 21 Blake Kisner, 18 Eagle River, Wis. City & State Twin Falls, Idaho Indianapolis, Ind. Annabeth Barnes, 18 Naples, Fla. Jack Madrid, 18 Eagle River, Wis. Chanute, Kan. Walter Thomas, 15 Randolph, Vt. Kenny Stewart II, 16 Katlynn Leer, 14 Mooresville, N.C. Ryan Bernal, 19 DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. — As the NASCAR Drive for Diversity (#NASCARD4D) program approaches its 10-year anniversary, NASCAR and Rev Racing have selected the participants for the 2013 NASCAR Drive for Diversity Combine. The drivers will participate in a rigorous on- and off-track evaluation process for the opportunity to join the NASCAR D4D program and compete for Rev Racing during the 2014 season. The combine will be held at Langley Speedway in Hampton, Va., from Oct. 21-23.The annual Combine is the first step in identifying and developing the future stars of the sport. Kyle Larson and Darrell Wallace Jr. are among the drivers who have graduated from the NASCAR D4D program after attending the annual combine and driving for Rev Racing.Ryan Gifford, who currently drives for Rev Racing in the NASCAR K&N Pro Series East, made his NASCAR Nationwide Series debut driving for Richard Childress Racing on Aug. 3.“The NASCAR Drive for Diversity Program has contributed to the success of some of the most promising young drivers and crew members in our sport,” said Marcus Jadotte, NASCAR vice president, public affairs and multicultural development.“The drivers announced today will have an opportunity to compete at the 2013 D4D Combine and earn a place on the 2014 NASCAR Drive for Diversity/Rev Racing roster.”NASCAR officials and Rev Racing representatives chose the 20 up-and-coming drivers from 95 applicants representing the United States, Canada and Latin America. “We are excited about this year’s group of Combine participants,” said Max Siegel, owner/CEO of Rev Racing.“They represent a great cross-section of talent and experience, and any one of them would make a great addition to the 2014 Drive for Diversity team.” All of the drivers attending the Combine will be mentored and coached by the Rev Racing staff, along with the team’s NASCAR K&N Pro Series East drivers Mackena Bell, Ryan Gifford, Bryan Ortiz and Daniel Suarez. The Hampton Convention & Visitor Bureau and Langley Speedway have partnered with Rev Racing and NASCAR to support the 2013 NASCAR D4D Combine. Langley Speedway will host the Combine for the third consecutive year. The paved 0.395-mile short track is one of the flattest tracks in the region with six-degree banked corners and four degrees of banking on the straightaway. Langley Speedway is an ideal track to test the abilities of NASCAR’s up-and-coming talent. The next NASCAR Sprint Cup Series race – Chase for the NASCAR Sprint Cup Race No. 4 – will take place at Kansas Speedway on Sunday, Oct. 6 at 2 p.m. ET on ESPN, Motor Racing Network Radio and SiriusXM Satellite Radio, with additional coverage on NASCAR.com. An additional eight young drivers will join these 20 drivers on Oct. 23 and compete for the opportunity to drive for Rev Racing during the 2014 Summer Shootout Series in INEX Legends and Bandoleros. Ruben Garcia, Jr., 17 Devon Amos, 22 Jaiden Reyna, 7 Fremont, Calif. Twenty drivers slated to compete for 2014 seat with Rev Racing Johns Creek, Ga. Otis Orchards, Wash. Mexico City, Mexico St. Moulton, Iowa Meadowview, Va. Enrique Limon, 15 Yorktown, Va. Eagle River, Wis. READ: Paint Scheme Preview for Kansas Ashland, Va. George Beasley, 21 Mexico City, Mexico Hannah Newhouse, 16 Collin Cabre, 19 READ: Tires change along with technology MORE: Catharpin, Va. Cody Thompson, 20 Natalie Decker, 16 Ryleigh Lemonds, 10
Warren Haynes and the Gov’t Mule crew are taking it back to the basics! The Southern rockers have announced a series of performances, surrounding their major appearances at Wanee Festival and The New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival. The new dates are all at intimate venues, only adding to the Mule magic on tour.Warren Haynes Plays Grateful Dead, Allman Brothers Tunes With Ashes & Dust: Gallery/ReviewWith stops in Columbia, SC, Savannah, GA Athens, GA, and Oxford, MS, these intimate Southeastern shows are certainly poised for greatness. Pre-sale tickets will be released this Wednesday, March 2nd, at noon Eastern, and all information can be found here.
On May 11th, theaters everywhere will be showing previously-unreleased footage of a classic Grateful Dead show, highlighting the band’s performance at the Sullivan Stadium in Foxboro, MA on July 2nd, 1989. The Meet-Up At The Movies event brings Deadheads together nationwide, screening not only the concert but also behind-the-scenes footage from Dead & Company’s tour.Dead & Company Announces Upcoming Performance On Jimmy Kimmel LiveIn anticipation of this fun event, the Dead has shared footage of the “He’s Gone” from that show. You can enjoy it below:This is the second video that the Grateful Dead has released ahead of the screening; “Tennessee Jed” hit YouTube a few weeks ago. Watch that here.
As of now, Zappa’s tour will continue through July. Catch Dweezil in a city near you! Dweezil Zappa set off on his “Dweezil Zappa Plays Whatever The [email protected]%k He Wants: Cease & Desist Tour 2016” over the weekend, with a few changes and additions to the band formerly known as “Zappa Plays Zappa.” With the name headlining the ongoing controversies between family members, Dweezil Zappa chose to return to the name his father gave him. This tour will focus on the 50th anniversary of Frank Zappa‘s 1st pivotal record, Freak Out, and music from the era of the “Mothers of Invention.” In this newly released tour trailer, Dweezil also announces the addition of female vocalist Mikki Hommel, along with footage of the band rehearsing “Doreen,” “You’re Probably Wondering Why I’m Here,” “Harry You’re A Beast,” “What Will This Evening Bring Me This Morning,” “You Didn’t Try To Call Me,” and several others. Check it out: The tour’s initial showing included performances of “Walk On Help,” “I’m a Rock,” “Transylvania Boogie,” “Keep It Greasey,” and “Shove It Right.” Enjoy some fan-shot videos from the tour’s second performance at Red Rocks Amphitheatre from Friday night:
Beloved guitarist Tom Hamilton is set to hit the road hard with his group American Babies this fall! Hamilton is a tour-de-force in the live music scene, playing with Joe Russo’s Almost Dead, Billy & The Kids, Electron and more, but his home is right here with American Babies. Having just released their recent album An Epic Battle Between Light And Dark, Hamilton and co will hit the road for a major fall tour that includes stops at festivals like Catskill Chill, Luna Light and more!The tour has some unique performances lined up, including a handful of dates that will be “Masquerade Ball” themed. Live For Live Music is proud to be a presenting partner for two of these exciting performances, including a Masquerade Ball on October 29th at the Tonic Room in Chicago, IL (ticket info here) and another on November 5th at American Beauty on November 5th (ticket info here – will be live on Friday, 8/19). These Halloween-type shows are sure to be wild parties, hosted by the American Babies crew.Tickets for the shows will go on sale either this Friday or Saturday, so be sure to check with your local venue as to not miss out! The full tour schedule can be seen below:Tom Hamilton’s American Babies Fall TourSept. 2 – Denver CO – Mile High SpiritsSept. 15 – Bridgeport, CT – The AcousticSept. 16 – Ardmore, PA – Ardmore Music Hall ^Sept. 17 – Blakeslee, PA – Midnight Mountain Music ShowSept. 24 – Pottstown, PA – CanjamSept. 25 – Lakewood, PA – Catskill ChillSept. 30 – Petaskala, OH – Fennario Music FestivalOct. 1 – Athens, OH – DrxvmsOct. 13 – Darlington, MD – Luna Light FestivalOct. 14 – Darlington, MD – Luna Light FestivalOct. 15 – Ithaca, NY – The HauntOct. 19 – St. Louis, MO – The Bootleg @ Atomic CowboyOct. 21 – Fort Collins, CO – Hodi’s Half NoteOct. 22 – Boulder, CO – Fox Theatre ^^Oct. 26 – Columbia, MO – Rose Music HallOct. 28 – Milwaukee, WI – Miramar TheatreOct. 29 – Chicago, IL – Tonic Room ^^Nov. 2 – Buffalo, NY – Iron WorksNov. 3 – Syracuse, NY – The Westcott TheaterNov. 4 – Albany, NY – The HollowNov. 5 – New York, NY – American Beauty ^^Nov. 18 – Mill Valley, CA – Sweetwater Music Hall ^^Nov. 19 – Mill Valley, CA – Sweetwater Music Hall ^^Nov. 25 – Plains, PA – River Street Jazz Cafe^ Philly Is The Boss: A Musical Tribute to Bruce Springsteen^^ Masquerade Ball
Up and coming jam group TAUK spent their weekend at the Brooklyn Bowl, playing two nights at the esteemed Brooklyn, NY venue in support of their brand new album release, Sir Nebula. The album perfectly captures the band’s unique sound, and transporting that music into the live setting only amplified its energy.Over the two night run, TAUK welcomed some very special guests on as support for the party. On night one, it was Gowanus and lespecial, and night two featured Upright Man and Hayley Jane & The Primates, each bringing their fresh grooves to the Brooklyn crowd. TAUK kept things rolling with sets each night that featured both new music, some of their classic compositions, and a few fun covers mixed in to keep fans on their toes.The first night of music opened with their Collisions track “Friction,” before the band dove headfirst into their new material. With covers like “Oompa Loompa” and “Eleanor Rigby” mixed in, the show was certainly a night to remember!Listen to the full recording by taper Matt Moricle, streaming below.A recording of night two from Matt Moricle is available as well.A full gallery of images from night one, by Chris Capaci, can be seen below. Load remaining images
Britain’s The New Mastersounds and Brooklyn’s Turkuaz are doing something totally different. As the ultimate musical compliment, the two groups have joined together to play each other’s music and record the massive collaboration as a two-track release. The Split 7″ EP features both bands performing a cover song from the other artist’s catalog, while also joining in on the collaboration. Today, the funk squads are pleased to debut their first track, along with a music video, which features Turkuaz covering The New Mastersounds’ song “On The Border”. Watch the video below, exclusively through Live For Live Music:The two tracks were recorded over two days at Sharkbite Studios in Oakland, CA where all members of both groups shacked up before playing High Sierra Music Festival this past summer. The session made for exciting results with each band putting a fresh take on each other’s songs. The music video, directed by Dani Brandwein, pulls back the blinds on the session that also served as the first time both bands had ever been in the same room together.With their joint tour now underway, the official digital release date has been set for Friday, October 14. The limited edition vinyl format is now available for purchase through both band’s fan club ticketing, here and there. It will also be exclusively available at shows along the band’s co-headline US Fall Tour. Catch this monstruous collaboration on the road, as the tour caravans all four corners of the country and blankets both East and West Coasts.The super crew hits the Boulder Theater tonight in Boulder, CO! With the nine-piece funk powerhouse Turkuaz bringing their electric live performance, along with the old-school soul jazz, boogaloo stylings of The New Mastersounds under one roof, it’s going to be a straight Friday night getdown (tickets available here). Don’t miss out!The New Mastersounds & Turkuaz Fall 2016 Tour Dates10/06 Ft. Collins, CO Aggie Theatre10/07 Boulder, CO Boulder Theatre10/08 Denver, CO Ogden Theatre10/09 Aspen, CO Belly Up10/12 Austin, TX The Parish10/13 Houston, TX The Secret Group*10/14 Dallas, TX Club Dada*10/14 Eureka Springs, AR Hillberry Music Festival^10/15 Eureka Springs, AR Hillberry Music Festival*10/15 Tyler, TX Stanley’s^10/16 Dallas, TX Sundwon @ Granada^10/18 New Orleans, LA Joy Theater10/20 Ft. Lauderdale, FL Revolution Live10/21 Jacksonville, FL Mavericks Live10/22 St. Petersburg, FL Jannus Landing10/27 Syracuse, NY The Westcott Theater*10/28 Buffalo, NY Iron Works*10/29 Cleveland, OH Beachland Ballroom*11/09 Solana Beach, CA Belly Up11/10 Los Angeles, CA Teragram Ballroom11/11 San Francisco, CA The Fillmore11/12 Berkeley, CA The UC Theatre11/13 Tahoe, NV Crystal Bay Casino11/15 Bend, OR The Domino Room11/16 Eugene, OR Hi-Fi Music Hall11/17 Portland, OR Wonder Ballroom11/18 Seattle, WA Neptune Theatre11/19 Sandpoint, ID The Hive11/20 Missoula, MT The Top Hat11/23 Minneapolis, MN Cabooze11/25 Chicago, IL Park West11/26 Indianapolis, IN The Vogue Theatre11/27 Kalamazoo, MI Bell’s Brewery^11/28 Columbus, OH Woodlands Tavern^11/30 Burlington, VT Higher Ground12/01 Boston, MA Royale12/02 New York, NY Terminal 512/03 New Haven, CT College Street Music Hall12/04 Portland, ME Port City Music Hall12/06 Saratoga Springs, NY Putnam Den12/07 Rochester , NY Anthology12/08 Pittsburgh, PA The Rex Theater12/09 Washington DC 9:30 Club12/10 Philadelphia, PA TLA12/11 State College, PA The State Theatre12/13 Richmond, VA The Broadberry12/14 Raleigh, NC Lincoln Theatre12/15 Atlanta, GA Terminal West12/16 Nashville, TN Exit/In12/17 Asheville, NC The Orange Peel*Turkuaz only^The New Mastersounds only
Guitarist Cris Jacobs is set to host A Very Jerry Christmas at Gypsy Sally’s in Washington, DC tonight, performing music inspired by Jerry Garcia and the Grateful Dead for the local fans. Jacobs recently released a new album, Dust To Gold, and has been riding an awesome wave of success followings it release.Thanks to Will Urquhart, we’re happy to share a free stream of video and audio from the show tonight! Tune in below and watch the magic as it unfolds.