Southland Ballroom


Dec
15 Thu

JAZZ IS PHISH

RALEIGH, NC
UNITED STATES
Doors at 8:30 PM, Show at 9:30 PM
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TICKET PRICES CURRENTLY AVAILABLE
ADVANCED: $15.00

TICKET SALE DATES
ADVANCED Public Onsale: October 31, 2016 5:07 PM to December 15, 2016 9:30 PM

PERFORMANCE DESCRIPTION
JAZZ IS PHSH is an instrumental tribute to Phish inspired by the popular tribute to The Grateful Dead, "Jazz is Dead". JAZZ IS PHSH is a collective of prominent musicians from the Jazz and Jam scenes that have come together in their appreciation of Phish music to reimagine Phish in an instrumental, jazz fusion setting! The arrangements and performances of the band are built around their upcoming album which will feature many amazing musicians including Dennis Chambers (Santana, Miles Davis, Parliament Funkadelic), Jeff Coffin (Dave Matthews Band, The Flecktones), Chris Bullock (Snarky Puppy), Michael Ray (Sun Ra, Giant Country Horns, Cosmic Crewe), Kofi Burbridge (Tedeschi Trucks Band, Aquarium Rescue Unit, Trey Anastasio Band), Grant Green Jr. (Groove Masters), Anthony Wellington (Victor Wooten Band), & many more!

Founded in 2015 by The Chase Brothers, Adam Chase and Matthew Chase, JAZZ IS PHSH has quickly become a world renown tribute to Phish, attracting some of the most influential musicians in the jazz and jam scenes to take part in this collective approach to paying tribute to one of the most important and influential bands in Rock and Roll history.

With the music of Phish being both largely improvised as well as highly composed, the framework of Phish's music is the perfect vehicle for exploring in an instrumental setting. The compositions are both challenging and adaptive. Jazz is Phish provides an exploration of Phish music unlike anything else.

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"Phish is an American rock band noted for their musical improvisation, extended jams, blending of musical genres, and dedicated fan base. Formed at the University of Vermont in 1983 (with the current line-up solidifying in 1985), the band's four members—Trey Anastasio(guitars, lead vocals), Mike Gordon (bass, vocals), Jon Fishman (drums, percussion, vacuum, vocals), and Page McConnell (keyboards, vocals)—performed together for nearly 20 years before going on hiatus in August 2004. They reunited in March 2009 for a series of three consecutive concerts played in the Hampton Coliseum in Hampton, Virginia, and have since resumed performing regularly.
Phish's music blends elements of a wide variety of genres,[2] including rock, progressive rock, psychedelic rock, hard rock, funk, folk, jazz, and blues. Although the band has received little radio play or mainstream exposure, Phish has developed a large and dedicated following by word of mouth, the exchange of live recordings, and selling over 8 million albums and DVDs in the United States.[3] Rolling Stone stated that the band helped to "...spawn a new wave of bands oriented around group improvisation and super-extended grooves".[4] They remain a very popular and successful touring act.[5]" -Wikipedia

Dec
16 Fri

Boom OR Bust presents: Star Wars Pin Up Burlesque

RALEIGH, NC
UNITED STATES
Show at 9:30 PM
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ADVANCED: $10.00

TICKET SALE DATES
ADVANCED Public Onsale: November 28, 2016 9:30 AM to December 16, 2016 9:30 PM
Dec
23 Fri

SMELL THE GLOVE

RALEIGH, NC
UNITED STATES
Show at 9:30 PM
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ADVANCED: $5.00

TICKET SALE DATES
ADVANCED Public Onsale: December 6, 2016 5:09 PM to December 23, 2016 9:30 PM
Dec
30 Fri

YO MAMA'S BIG FAT BOOTY BAND w/ The Broadcast

RALEIGH, NC
UNITED STATES
Show at 10:00 PM
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ADVANCED: $12.00

TICKET SALE DATES
ADVANCED Public Onsale: October 12, 2016 2:10 PM to December 30, 2016 10:00 PM

PERFORMANCE DESCRIPTION
Spreading the power of funk from coast to coast

Funk has a new spokes band, and that band is Yo Mama’s Big Fat Booty Band. Known for their raucous live shows and outrageous stage wear, the Booty Band’s sound is a mix of deep funk, high energy rock, plus a little old school rap and soul thrown in for good measure.


Yo Mama’s Big Fat Booty Band formed in 2002 and went through a few incarnations before culminating into the dynamic ensemble it is today. Mary Frances “Mama Funk” creates a sultry platform for her keyboard and keytar playing with her powerhouse vocals. Laying down the bottom is Al Al “Sweet Nasty” Ingram on bass and vocals and Derrick “Dr Ock” Johnson on trombone. JP “Smoke Machine” Miller soars on guitar, and Lee “Insta Funk” Allen drives it all forward on drums. The five-piece funk rock outfit fuels their high-energy show with original compositions, triumphant horns, laid-back grooves and heavy backbeats.


In 2007, Booty Band released Now You Know, named album of the year by Home Grown Music Network, which also crowned the band its Band of the Year. The down and dirty album Doin’ It Hard came out in 2012 and was designated a top regional album by WNCW-FM, an influential Triple A radio station broadcasted across three states. Doin’ It Hard was followed by the totally funked-up remix Re-Doin’ It Hard.


On October 22nd, 2013, the Booty Band released their edgiest album yet. Onward! was recorded in the band’s hometown of Asheville, NC at Echo Mountain Recording Studio and engineered by Julian Dreyer (The Avett Brothers, Smashing Pumpkins). The album features eight tracks of intergalactic funk goodness with guest percussion by Mike Dillon (Les Claypool, Galactic, Garage A Trois). “Trunk Fallin' Off”, the first single from the release, is a hard hitting tribute to classic rap and hip-hop. Al Al and JP spit lyrics over synthesized beats while Mary Frances holds down the hook. With a tip of the hat to old school hip-hop, the band pairs “Trunk Fallin' Off” with an official video filmed at Atlanta, GA’s famed Clermont Lounge. Other standout tracks include “Let Me In,” where silky horn lines build into a driving psychedelic jam that give way to JP’s dirty guitar solo. “The Den” which splashes ambient jam themes with instrumental funk, and “Ante Up” which features the band’s resident Mama Funk on vocals. The sexy groove driven track will lure you onto the dance floor to bump up with someone special.


Yo Mama’s Big Fat Booty Band has rubbed elbows on stage with classic purveyors of the funk like Parliament Funkadelic, Galactic, Karl Denson's Tiny Universe, Dirty Dozen Brass Band, Ivan Neville's Dumpstaphunk, Maceo Parker and Bootsy Collins and have ventured into new territory with modern funksters The New Mastersounds and Orgone.


Never abandoning the call of duty, Booty Band is spreading the gospel of funk throughout the country by playing an average of 150 shows per year. They have proven themselves to be a staple in the live music festival circuit by whipping fans into dancing frenzies at Wakarusa, Bear Creek, Jam Cruise, Telluride Blues & Brews Festival, Aura Fest, Floyd Fest, DeLuna Festival, Jazz Aspen, Center of the Universe Festival, Purple Hatters Ball, Camp Barefoot, Trinumeral and more. For years the Booty Band has been a mainstay at their hometown’s Bele Chere Festival, the largest free outdoor festival in the Southeast that’s historically drawn over 350,000 attendees.


Yo Mama's Big Fat Booty Band is:


Al Al Ingram - Bass, Vocals
Mary Frances - Keyboards, Vocals
JP Miller - Guitar, Vocals
Derrick Johnson - Trombone, Vocals
Lee Allen - Drums
Dec
31 Sat

NYE w/ Same As It Ever Was, Tribute to the Talking Heads

RALEIGH, NC
UNITED STATES
Show at 9:00 PM
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TICKET PRICES CURRENTLY AVAILABLE
ADVANCED: $15.00

TICKET SALE DATES
ADVANCED Public Onsale: November 14, 2016 1:00 PM to December 31, 2016 12:00 AM

PERFORMANCE DESCRIPTION
Join us at Southland Ballroom for New Years Eve for 2 full sets of Talking Heads with SAME AS IT EVER WAS!

614 N. WEST STREET
RALEIGH, NC
UNITED STATES
Southland Ballroom is a multi-genre music venue in the Glenwood South Entertainment District of downtown Raleigh with a state-of-the-art sound system.