The funk and groove powerhouse that is Lettuce proves unstoppable once again. Following their 2015 Crush release, the band has committed themselves heavily to the future and, most importantly, to the road. After a summer of hitting virtually all of their market festivals, headlining Red Rocks Amphitheatre, and throwing their own two-day Fool’s Paradise, the band has spent the better portion of 2016 on tour. Moving closer to psychedelic hip-hop, while remaining true to their funky roots, Mr. Crushmore musically demonstrates their explorative characters and line-stepping attitudes, and officially comes out this Friday. Today, we get an early listen to the EP via Red Bull. Turn it up:Yesterday, we sat down with drummer Adam Deitch to discuss the EP and Lettuce’s upcoming dates. “Well, we recorded 20 songs for Crush, and unfortunately only a few of those could go on the record,” he explained. “Some of the songs that didn’t make the album were some of our favorite songs, but they just didn’t fit in the sequence the right way. So, Mt. Crushmore, a lot of the tracks are definitely some of my favorite songs we’ve ever recorded.”You might recognize some of these tunes, played previously under different monikers, but you’ve never heard them like this in the studio. “The title track, we used to call it ‘Wu Tang’ or ‘Lettuce Wu’ or something along those lines, so it kind of has that hip hop feel, that psychedelic-hip-hop feel that we’re moving closer and closer to, so we’re really excited to drop that song and the rest of the record too, of course.” Read the full interview here.Lettuce will be letting loose at NYC’s PlayStation Theater this weekend, on November 11th and 12th, with The Floozies and Red Baraat. Tickets and more information about those shows can be found here. Don’t miss out!Lettuce Tour DatesNov. 9: Headliners Music Hall – Louisville, KYNov. 11: PlayStation Theater – New YorkNov. 12: PlayStation Theater – New YorkNov. 26: Bill Graham Civic Auditorium – San FranciscoDec. 1: Dominican Holidaze – Punta Cana, Dominican RepublicDec. 30: State Theatre – Portland, MEDec. 31: House of Blues – Boston
NorCal Cannabis Cup serves as High Times’ long-running regional marijuana industry trade show. Earlier in the month, the festival—slated for June 2nd and 3rd at Sonoma County Fairgrounds in Santa Rosa, CA—announced its initial musical lineup, which includes performances by Phil Lesh & Friends, Blues Traveler, and Arrested Development. Today, NorCal Cannabis Cup has added even more musical mayhem to the weekend with the announcement that G. Love & Special Sauce will also be joining the event’s two-day musical lineup.NorCal Cannabis Cup notes that it has a number of exciting announcements coming up this week, so keep your eyes peeled for who else is expected to join this solid lineup of festival heavy-hitters. However, the musical lineup is not the only thing draws attendees to Santa Rosa. Rather, as High Times notes,In addition to the incredible musical lineup, there will be tons of other entertainment—live art murals, a Ferris wheel, amazing food pop-ups and much more. … Vendors will be selling the hottest, most innovative products, visual artists from Black Light. Visuals will be doing trippy body painting, and, of course, tons of freebies and swag will be raining from the stage.You can grab your single-day and two-day tickets to see Phil Lesh & Friends, Blues Traveler, Arrested Development, and G. Love at the NorCal Cannabis Cup here.Enter To Win A Pair Of Tickets!<span data-mce-type=”bookmark” style=”display: inline-block; width: 0px; overflow: hidden; line-height: 0;” class=”mce_SELRES_start”></span>
Minneapolis, MN continue reading » ShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr A proposed credit union to serve the black community in North Minneapolis that has been in the making since 2017 suffered a major setback after its executive director was ousted for alleged financial misconduct, mismanagement and gross negligence.The board of directors for the Association for Black Economic Power that is organizing the proposed credit union, Village Financial Cooperative, made these allegations in a prepared statement released last week and reportedly turned over its financial misconduct allegations to Minneapolis police.Moreover, the ousted executive director, Me’lea Connelly, claimed that she was fired because she reported racial discrimination, according to an article published by the Minneapolis/St. Paul Business Journal on Thursday. She alleged that the organization was “engaging in racially discriminatory behavior,” but she did not offer any specifics or documentation to back up her accusation, according to the media report.