Phish frontman Trey Anastasio ’s charitable organization, the Divided Sky Foundation, has taken a step toward opening a non-profit facility to treat people suffering from alcoholism and addiction. The organization purchased a house in Ludlow, Vermont, using funds raised during Anastasio’s eight-week virtual residency at New York City’s Beacon Theatre, which he called The Beacon Jams. Fans contributed more than $1.2 million during the event. The as-yet-unnamed center will tentatively open by the end of the year. Ascension Recovery Services, which manages addiction treatment centers around the country, will manage the venture. “Substance use disorders affect people from all walks of life,” Anastasio said in a statement, “and the problem is intimately linked with isolation — whether that’s isolation due to the pandemic or for any other reason. The Beacon Jams helped us find a way to connect people and get this project off the ground. To be able to do that together during this … [Read more...] about Trey Anastasio to Open Addiction Treatment Center in Vermont
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Marie Ulven, a.k.a. Girl in Red , stops herself mid-apology — the kind you utter when you think you’re talking too fast or you’re unsure whether the listener gets your drift. “I’m not gonna say sorry,” the 22-year-old musician says firmly, breaking off from a discussion of her new album, If I Could Make It Go Quiet . “I don’t want to be that person who apologizes for everything. I’m not sorry. There you go, Marie. You’re the protagonist.” Even though Ulven is Zooming in from Oslo — with the camera off — her personality crackles across the miles and timezones. Delightfully verbose, snarkily self-deprecating, and “really bad at boundaries” (her words), Ulven has carved out a place for herself in indie rock by appealing to her listeners’ insecurities and yearnings. Her Girl in Red persona — think Billie Eilish’s self-aware bluster, mixed with a healthy splash of early ‘00s college rock — grapples in equal turns with mental health and sometimes unrequited lust. It’s a combination … [Read more...] about Girl in Red’s Supercharged Indie Rock Honesty
“Who is it that’s going to take the chance to go back on tour?” The question, voiced by a prominent music booking agent in the U.S., captures the sentiment of roiling uncertainty across the music industry right now. When President Joe Biden said this week that America will have enough Covid-19 vaccines for every adult by the end of May , it signaled that the pandemic’s end could finally be in sight, and for major players like concert and ticketing giant Live Nation Entertainment — which expects to host outdoor amphitheater shows by mid-summer, CEO Michael Rapino said on an earnings call last week — the news jumpstarted bullish talks about a quick return to full-scale indoor and outdoor shows. Related Classic Rockers Are Getting Vaccinated. Could They Tour Soon? How Economist Emily Oster Ended Up at the Center of the Fight Over Schools Reopening Related Xmas or Bust: The Untold Story of 'National Lampoon's Christmas Vacation' From Soup … [Read more...] about If the U.S. Can Get Vaccinated by Summer, When Do We Get Concerts Back?