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Rhythm of the Road: Volume 2, Live in Las Vegas

Thursday, September 24th, 2015

SCI Rhythm of the Road Vol 2

The String Cheese Incident is thrilled to announce the release of Rhythm of the Road: Volume 2, Live In Las Vegas – the second installment of SCI’s live archival series that highlights the band’s most celebrated concerts with re-mastered limited edition releases.  The three-disc set will be released on October 9, 2015 on SCI Fidelity Records. Fans can get a taste of this special release exclusively today on JamBase, who is premiering the track “Got What He Wanted.”  Listen HERE.

The String Cheese Incident were in the middle of their 2001 coast-to-coast summer tour when they pulled into Las Vegas for the band’s first ever, “Sin City Incidents.” Touring in support of the band’s new studio album “Outside Inside,” and a couple days after the live Austin City Limits TV taping, the band settled into the Aladdin Theatre in July 2001 for two incredible late-night Incidents. Rhythm of the Road: Volume 2, Live In Las Vegas features the best moments of that two night run and includes fan favorites such as “San José” and “Howard,” as well as rare bust-outs like “SKAT” and more. The audio has been completely re-mixed and re-mastered, creating a listening experience that all SCI fans will enjoy.

 “We are excited to be releasing the second installment of our Rhythm of the Road live series,” said bass player Keith Moseley.  “It’s always fun to listen back through the archives and find old shows that we consider to be important shows in our band’s history. Las Vegas is always a big party and these shows in 2001 were no different.  It was July in Vegas so it was really hot.  Everyone was really going for it musically, stretching out some long jams during these late night shows.  This compilation features some songs we’ve never really officially released like ‘Dirk,’ ‘Cedar Laurels,’ ‘Howard,’ ‘Windy Mountain,’ ‘Turn This Around’ and many others.  We are real proud of it.”

Pre-orders for album are available now through the official SCI online store: http://bit.ly/1VNANEU. Those who pre-order the album will automatically be entered to win one of several prizes – one hundred people will be randomly selected to receive a signed copy Rhythm of the Road: Volume 2, Live In Las Vegas.  Ten second prize winners will receive free MP3 downloads of every Las Vegas show that is available on LiveCheese.com, five first prize winners will receive the MP3’s as well as the official Aladdin Theatre show poster from 2001 signed by the band.  One grand prize winner will win a pair of tickets to all three SCI NYE shows in Colorado as well as the MP3’s and signed poster.

String Cheese Incident – Red Rocks 2015 – Photos

Thursday, July 30th, 2015

Michael Kang - String Cheese Incident Red Rocks 2015

Another 3 nights with The String Cheese Incident at the one and only Red Rocks Amphitheater has come and gone. With these shows came the 30th night at Red Rocks for the band and left the hometown crowd pumped up and ready for more music at the Hometown Throwdown – First Bank Center in Broomfield, CO for New Years Eve.  Relive some of the magic with these photos from the run.  Thanks to the band, opening acts, SCI Fidelity, Madison House and all others involved in making these shows a real heaven on earth.

All photos by Emily Takacs

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Top 10 Reasons We’re Psyched for Suwannee Hulaween – 2014

Sunday, October 19th, 2014

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3 Nights, 7 Sets of the String Cheese Incident
Halloween has always been a time for SCI to shine. It’s a time to showcase the band’s full musical range and artistic flair. This weekend you’re bound to hear old favorites and new hits. Eye candy will be plentiful. We can only imagine and anticipate what musical highs will be reached over and over again until we’re left with nothing but wide eyes and smiles from ear to ear.

The Line Up
No matter whether you’re into the twang or the womp, 2014′s line up is stacked with the best of the best. Bliss out to String Cheese Incident, get grimy with Big Gigantic and exotic with Beats Antique, get happy with Keller Williams and stompin’ with Greensky Bluegrass, get psychedelic with Shpongle and jammy with New Deal, get worldly with Thievery and Jerry with Joe Russo’s Almost Dead.
Special Shout Out to the Little(er) Guys…
This year we’re particular excited for the soulful crooning of the sexy sisters of Rising Appalachia, the feel-good bluegrass of AppleButter Express, the jazzy funk of Kung Fu.

The Covers
Cheese has teased that we’ll be getting an “AfterLife” themed cover set…what’s it going to be? In the past we’ve seen everything covered from Spiderman to Edgar Allen Poe covers. Covers are the equivalent of a musical costume, and we can’t wait to see what all the bands do with the holiday that’s all about pretending to be someone else.

The Pre-party
Thursday night Electron and Particle will be kicking things off. Particle, after having been on hiatus, came back with a vengeance in 2013 and have been sounding better and better with every show. Molitz will be paving the way to outer space with his keys yet again, no doubt. Electron is stacked with some of the hottest musicians in the jamtronica scene right now. Yo Momma’s Big Fat Booty Band, Modern Measure, and MZG will be adding to the grooves.

Spirit of Suwannee Music Park
Any list of the most beautiful venues in the country inevitably includes the Spirit of Suwannee Music Park. Regaled for it’s 800 acres of mighty oaks draped in Spanish moss, balmy Florida weather, and the peaceful Suwannee River cutting through it all, Cheese couldn’t have picked a better spot for the annual Halloween shenanigans. With hiking, fishing, swimming, horses, a bird sanctuary, bat house, and golf cart tours of the grounds, you don’t even need to go to the three stages to have a great time (…but you really should).

The Visual Art
The visual art directors over at Hulaween are promising “an epic
fusion of dazzling lights, art installations and performance art that morphs the Spirit Lake waterfront and adjacent forest into a vivid dream-like space that fully engages the senses. Working with some of the Southeast’s most talented sculptors, fire/metal workers, painters, performance artists and lighting designers”. All this plus live painting and the always phenomenal posters and merchandise- we can’t wait!

The Crowd
The Hoopers and the Smilers bring the warm, fuzzy vibes all weekend long. Known for their love of performance art, get-ups like walking NiteBrites, patchwork, and homegrown lovin’, these folks are strange but not strangers- the weird, the colorful, the freaky people who’ll hug you at first sight, dance the night away, and be your best friends by the end of day two.

The Production
Let’s face it, if there’s anyone who knows how to throw the party of
the century, it’s SCI. From performers, stilt-walking, and jugglers throughout the crowds to aerial dancers gracefully defying gravity to a sure-to-sizzle light show that’ll be seen from space, Cheese aims to please when it comes to enhancing the party experience. Hulaween is sure to be the hottest halloween party around.

The Camping
Perhaps one of the more overlooked highlights of the Spirit of Suwanee is the camping. It’s got everything you need for a great time: car camping, fire rings, tons of shade beneath the majestic Oak trees and smiles for miles. This year, Hulaween is even offering a campsite-decorating contest, including an opportunity for a VIP upgrade for the whoever’s got sweetest digs.

The Lake and the Silent Disco
Spirit Lake, a highlight of the park, will be getting some extra TLC from the art and light crew. We’ve heard rumors of a light show over the lake, and installations all along the shore. Watch the sunset reflect off the water and stargaze at night, then head over to the Silent Disco for both acoustic and electronic acts and dance, dance, dance!

 

Get pumped with some of these Halloween shows from past years.

Hulaween 2013 - Suwannee

Halloween 2004 – Madison, WI

Trick or Treat Compilation

Eoto Interview – Knoxville, TN – 11/8/2013

Thursday, November 14th, 2013

On Friday, November 8th, 2013 two voyagers and a horde of equipment known collectively as EOTO landed in East Tennessee to perform at Knoxville’s NV Nightclub. Before the show, cosmic co-pilots Jason Hann and Michael Travis were kind enough to sit down and share their thoughts on the directions of EOTO, the human species, and everything in between. Of course, their performance was as diverse as the topics covered during our conversation, ranging from down-tempo electronica merged seamlessly with roaring bass grooves, to full-scale tribal drumming at the end. Check out the recording or scroll down for the full-text version of our 30-minute rap.

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EOTO Knoxville 2013

EOTO Knoxville 2013

Matt: So, continuous evolution seems to be a theme that you guys live by. It sort of seems to be the mantra both for Cheese and EOTO. Is that – or was that – ever a conscious decision? To do that, and sort of say hey let’s continue to propel this thing. Or, are you responding to fan feedback, or is it more of a mirroring of your own personal journeys as human beings?

Michael Travis: All of the above, yeah. I mean like, with Cheese we were always progressing, you know, from the minute we started. We were never settling with where we were at, and always randomly followed whatever we decided was the thing to be doing at the time. And EOTO — same way. EOTO is so easy to modulate because we have no songs or anything to get hung up on or to make it more difficult to reinvent ourselves.

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Summer 2013 Tour Dates!

Monday, March 4th, 2013

We’ve been eagerly anticipating SCI’s summer 2013 plans. Here they are!

SCI Summer 2013

June 21 – Telluride, CO – Telluride Bluegrass Festival
June 28-30 – Rothbury, MI – Electric Forest Festival
July 4-6 – Austin TX – The Backyard
July 12-13 – Louisville, KY – Forecastle Festival
July 26-27 – Morrison, CO – Red Rocks Amphitheatre
August 2-4 – North Plains, OR – Horning’s Hideout

More details here

New Years Run 2012-2013 Photos – Night 1

Monday, January 14th, 2013

String Cheese Incident returned to the 1st Bank Center in Broomfield, CO this past December to welcome in 2013.  It had been almost six months since the summer tour and everyone in the SCI community had been eagerly awaiting this end of the year blow out.  I was lucky enough to attend all 3 nights and bring along a few talented photographers.  Here are the highlights from 12/29/2012 – Night 1.

 
Photos by:
Elizabeth Drews
Emily Takacs