The Warped Tour is a traveling rock festival that has toured the United States annually each summer since 1995. It is the largest traveling music festival in the United States, Warped Tour was conceived in 1995 as an eclectic alternative rock festival, but in 1996 began focusing on punk rock music. Although it has continued to be known primarily as a rock festival. The band times and sets are found on an inflatable lineup, every year there is a BBQ Band. In exchange for the privilege of playing on the tour, the BBQ Band prepares the post-show barbecue held for the bands, past BBQ Bands have included Dropkick Murphys, Art of Shock and The Fabulous Rudies. Similarly, one band, has permitted for the past four years to play on the tour in exchange for working on the setup crew. The BBQ Band for the 2016 tour is the band Reckless Serenade, the tour started as a skate punk and third-wave ska tour, but began to feature mostly pop punk and metalcore acts. It is set up early in the morning during the set up crews arrival, when heading into Canada, there is a bus that loads the supplies that heads into Canada while the other bus contains the equipment that stays in the U. S. until the next show.
In 2013, Kevin Lyman decided to allow free admission to the Warped Tour. Parents have their own day care. It is called Reverse Day Care, grown-ups can spend the day waiting for their children in the Reverse Day Care tent. There is ample seating and often fans or cooling devices to keep the parents occupied during the festival, the Warped Tour was created in 1995 by Kevin Lyman, in production with the short lived Warp Magazine and Creative Artists Agency. The tour began June 21 at the Idaho Center in Boise, the tour has always been held at outdoor venues though on a rare occasions that has not always been the case. In 1996, due to problems with the venue where the event was to be held,1996 was the first year for Vans as a sponsor and they have been the main sponsor ever since carrying their name in the title. In 1998, the tour went international, including venues in Australia, Europe, Canada, in 1999, the tour started off in New Zealand and Hawaii in the New Year. It started up again in the United States for the northern hemisphere summer before ending up in Europe, the Vans Warped Tour has turned eco-friendly by using biodiesel for the production buses.
In 2009, the two stages were condensed into one and bands were given 40-minute sets, as opposed to the traditional 30 minutes across the previous two stages. Despite this, the decided to bring back the two main stages concept with 35-minute sets instead for the 2012 tour and beyond
San Francisco Bay Area
The San Francisco Bay Area is a populous region surrounding the San Francisco and San Pablo estuaries in Northern California. The region encompasses the cities and metropolitan areas of San Jose, San Francisco. The Bay Areas nine counties are Alameda, Contra Costa, Napa, San Francisco, San Mateo, Santa Clara and Sonoma. The combined statistical area of the region is the second-largest in California, the fifth-largest in the United States, the Bay Area has the second-most Fortune 500 Companies in the United States, and is known for its natural beauty, liberal politics and diversity. The eastern side of the bay, consisting of Alameda and Contra Costa counties, is known locally as the East Bay, the inner East Bay is more densely populated, with generally older buildings, and a more ethnically diverse population. The word Lamorinda was coined by combining the names of the cities it includes, Moraga, walnut Creek is situated east of Lamorinda and north of the San Ramon Valley and, together with Concord and Pleasant Hill comprises Central Contra Costa County.
The cities of Antioch, Brentwood and the areas surrounding them comprise East Contra Costa County. The Tri-Valley consists of the Amador, the Livermore, and the San Ramon Valleys and Pleasanton comprise the Amador Valley, Livermore lies in the Livermore Valley, and the San Ramon Valley consists of Alamo, Danville and its namesake, San Ramon. The outer East Bay is connected to the inner East Bay by BART, Interstate 580 to the south, and State Routes State Route 4 to the north, the outer East Bays infrastructure was mostly built up after World War II. This area remains largely white demographically, although the Hispanic and Filipino populations have grown significantly over the past 2–3 decades, the region north of the Golden Gate Bridge is known locally as the North Bay. This area encompasses Marin County, Sonoma County, Napa County, the city of Fairfield, being part of Solano County, is often considered the easternmost city of the North Bay. With few exceptions, this region is affluent, Marin County is ranked as the wealthiest in the state.
The North Bay is relatively rural compared to the remainder of the Bay Area, with areas of undeveloped open space, farmland. Santa Rosa in Sonoma County is the North Bays largest city, with a population of 167,815 and a Metropolitan Statistical Area population of 466,891, making it the fifth-largest city in the Bay Area. The North Bay is the section of the Bay Area that is not currently served by a commuter rail service. The area from San Francisco to the Silicon Valley, geographically part of the San Francisco Peninsula, is known locally as The Peninsula, many of these families are of foreign background and have significantly contributed to the diversity of the area. Whereas the term peninsula technically refers to the entire geographical San Franciscan Peninsula, in local terms, San Francisco is surrounded by water on three sides, the north and west. The city squeezes roughly 870,000 people in under 47 square miles, on any given day, there can be as many as 1 million people in the city because of the commuting population and tourism
Steal Your Face
Steal Your Face is a live double album by the Grateful Dead, released in June 1976. The album was recorded October 17–20,1974, at San Franciscos Winterland Ballroom and it was the fourth and final album released by the band on their original Grateful Dead Records label. The Grateful Dead Movie Soundtrack, an album from the same run of shows, was released in 2005. It had required four semi-trailer trucks to transport and, due to the rigging time, adding the employees required to operate the bands Grateful Dead Records label, publishing entity, direct-to-fan mailers, and other business operations, personnel had swollen to several hundred. Too many gigs, too much money spent, and too many people trying to get backstage all added up to a potentially explosive broth, something had to give – so before it did, we made a decision to take some time off. Drummer Bill Kreutzmann stated I didn’t think the Wall of Sound sounded great, at some point, that’s not enough. By the end of 1974, Jerry was done being that kind of hero and he was ready for a change of scene.
He needed a break from it, I honored his decision and the rest of us did, too. Though the hiatus was initially short-lived, a farewell run was scheduled for October 16–20,1974 in San Francisco. In addition to recording the concerts on two 16-track machines, the shows were filmed for a movie release, the completion of The Grateful Dead Movie would take nearly three years. In the meantime, band manager Ron Rakow had agreed to the delivery of an album to United Artists Records in return for additional organizational. With lead guitarist Jerry Garcia focused on the films sound synchronization and editing, rather than a true soundtrack for the yet-uncompleted film, the pair separately reviewed the audio from copies of Garcias work tapes and selected concert performances for a double-live album. Because the sound system was stacked behind the band, restricted-frequency, differential microphones were used in pairs, to prevent bleed, One was wired out-of-phase in a phase-cancellation scheme that required the singers to position very close to the microphones.
This, along with the lack of a true sound/mixing board created sonic anomalies when it time to mix the tapes. Additionally, the drum tracks suffered from distortion and some vocals had been lost – particularly those by backing vocalist Donna Godchaux – which had to be overdubbed in the studio, at the time of production, quadraphonic technology appeared ascendant. In anticipation, the album was mixed for the QS standard – one of several competing vinyl matrix formats, rather than a dedicated stereo mix, during mastering the quadraphonic mix was folded down to two channels. Lesh explained that he and Bear decided to mix the whole thing in quad. the result was a mud bath of sound. Bear and I went to Rakow, telling him that the recordings were unusable and he brushed our objections aside, They’ll buy it anyway, we need this record
Furthur was a rock band founded in 2009 by former Grateful Dead members Bob Weir and Phil Lesh. In addition to the members, the bands lineup included backup vocalists Sunshine Becker of the a cappella ensemble SoVoSó and Jeff Pehrson of the folk rock bands Box Set. Four months after Jerry Garcias death in August 1995, the Grateful Dead officially disbanded, band members continued to perform over the subsequent years in other bands such as RatDog, Phil Lesh & Friends, the Rhythm Devils, the Other Ones, and the Dead. During this reunion and Lesh, who admitted having great fun playing together again, in August 2009, the musicians announced that they had formed a new band, with Kadlecik, Chimenti and Russo. Furthur was the inscription on the placard of the bus and was the name given to the multicolored bus. The Grateful Dead performed as the band for many of the Acid Tests. Furthur retained much of the style and texture of the Dead. In addition to performing many of the regularly played in concert by the Dead.
They regularly performed some new, original material, the band debuted with performances on September 18,19, and 20,2009, at the Fox Theatre in Oakland, California. The band Vice, featuring Phils son, opened for Furthur on Saturday, during the New Years Eve performances, the band introduced backing vocalists Sunshine Becker and Zoe Ellis, who remained in the lineup for the remainder of the winter tour. Additional live rehearsal sessions continued for the first half of January 2010 in Mill Valley, the band toured the U. S. from February 2 through March 8,2010, and performed in San Francisco on March 12,2010 to celebrate Phil Leshs upcoming 70th birthday. On March 18,2010, Phil Lesh posted on popular fansite PhilZone. com an announcement that drummer Jay Lane had left Furthur to rejoin his prior group, Zoe Ellis left the group at this time to focus on her a cappella ensemble, SoVoSó. Backup vocalist Jeff Pehrson subsequently joined Furthur, debuting May 24,2010, a short Midwest/East Coast tour followed, beginning on November 8,2010 in Minneapolis and ending on November 21,2010 at Madison Square Garden in New York.
Two New Years shows concluded the year, with Furthur having performed a total of 77 shows and 18 live rehearsal sessions since their September 2009 inception. A2011 West Coast tour began on September 23 at Cuthbert Amphitheatre in Eugene, Oregon, a 2011 East Coast/Midwest fall tour began November 3 at Verizon Wireless Arena in Manchester, New Hampshire, and ended November 21 at Old National Center in Indianapolis. A three-show New Years Eve run took place on December 29,30, preceding the spring tour Furthur played two shows at the Wanee Festival in Live Oak, Florida, on April 20–21. The band played a single extended set show both nights with no set break. For the April 21 show Jeff Chimenti did not play the Hammond B3 organ because of the rain, a warm up before the summer tour took place at Phil Leshs Terrapin Crossroads June 27–30
Jerome John Jerry Garcia was an American singer-songwriter and guitarist, best known for his work with the band the Grateful Dead, which came to prominence during the counterculture era in the 1960s. Though he disavowed the role, Garcia was viewed by many as the leader or spokesman of the group, one of its founders, Garcia performed with the Grateful Dead for their entire thirty-year career. He released solo albums, and contributed to a number of albums by other artists over the years as a session musician. He was well known for his guitar playing and was ranked 13th in Rolling Stones 100 Greatest Guitarists of All Time cover story. Later in life, Garcia was sometimes ill because of his diabetes, Jerry Garcias ancestors on his fathers side were from Galicia in northwest Spain. His mothers ancestors were Irish and Swedish and he was born in the Excelsior District of San Francisco, California, on August 1,1942, to Jose Ramon Joe Garcia and Ruth Marie Bobbie Garcia, who was herself born in San Francisco.
His parents named him after composer Jerome Kern, Jerome John was their second child, preceded by Clifford Ramon Tiff, who was born in 1937. Garcia was influenced by music at an age, taking piano lessons for much of his childhood. His father was a professional musician and his mother enjoyed playing the piano. His fathers extended family—who had emigrated from Spain in 1919—would often sing during reunions, Garcia experienced several tragedies during his youth. At age four, while the family was vacationing in the Santa Cruz Mountains and his brother Tiff were chopping wood. Jerry steadied a piece of wood with his finger, but Tiff miscalculated, after his mother wrapped his hand in a towel, Garcias father drove him over 30 miles to the nearest hospital. A few weeks later, Garcia — who had not looked at his finger since the accident — was surprised to discover most of it missing when the bandage he was wearing came off during a bath. Garcia confided that he used it to his advantage in his youth.
Less than a year after he lost most of his finger, vacationing with his family near Arcata in Northern California in 1947, Garcias father went fly fishing in the Trinity River, part of the Six Rivers National Forest. Not long after entering the river, Garcias father slipped on a rock and he drowned before other fishermen could reach him. Blair Jackson, who wrote Garcia, An American Life, lends weight to McNallys claim, jacksons evidence, a local newspaper article describing Joses death failed to mention Garcia was present when his father died. Following the accident, Garcias mother took over her husbands bar, as a result, Ruth Garcia began working full-time, sending Jerry and his brother to live nearby with her parents and William Clifford
Moby organized the first such festival, called Area, One in 2001, and the sequel tour Area2, in 2002. The festival is currently on indefinite hiatus, the festival featured diverse genres of music. Besides headliner Moby, the main stage mostly featured rock and pop acts, the second stage was an air-conditioned tent where electronic and smaller bands performed. The 2001 Area, One acts included Moby, OutKast, New Order, Carl Cox, Nelly Furtado, Paul Oakenfold, The Roots, The Orb and Rinôçérôse. The 2002 Area2 acts included Moby and David Bowie in alternating headlining slots, as well as Ash, Blue Man Group, the festival featured a DJ tent with a rotating list of artists. The main sponsors for the tour were Intel, KMX, founder of the Area Festival. List of electronic music festivals Area2 Announcement from Moby Area festival find more
Mountain View, California
Mountain View is a city located in Santa Clara County, United States, named for its views of the Santa Cruz Mountains. From its origins as a stop, it grew to a large suburb with a pedestrian-friendly downtown, free wi-fi. The city borders Palo Alto and the San Francisco Bay to the north, Los Altos to the south, situated in the southern end of the San Francisco Peninsula in the San Francisco Bay Area, Mountain View is home to many high technology companies. In 1956, Shockley Semiconductor Laboratory, the first company to develop silicon semiconductor devices in what came to be known as Silicon Valley, was established in the city by William Shockley. Today, many of the largest technology companies in the world are headquartered in the city, including Google, Mozilla Foundation and Intuit. The original Byte Shop computer store was opened at 1063 El Camino Real, Mountain View by Paul Terrell, the Santa Clara Valley Transportation Authority integrates the city with the neighboring cities of Palo Alto, Los Altos, and Sunnyvale.
The Mexican land grant of Rancho Pastoria de las Borregas was given in 1842 by Alta California Governor Juan Alvarado to Francisco Estrada. This grant was passed on to Mariano Castro, who sold half of the land to Martin Murphy, Jr. Eventually. First known as the center of Fremont Twp. before the first California 1852 census. Which meant that it was a predecessor to Mayfield and Palo Alto, Mountain View Station, officially named in 1864, had its beginnings earlier as a stagecoach stop on the route between San Francisco and San Jose, including the Butterfield Overland Mail. & El Camino Real of today, was closer to what was once the town center. The early pioneers were buried at the old cemetery between Mercy & Church, off Castro Street, now the present city Library and park. Reverend Henry Merrill Henderson, born in Maryland, age 35, arrived in Spring of 1852, with his family to meet with relatives Ricketts and he was the first Baptist minister in town and soon was going by horse to Half-Moon Bay, and McCartersville for services.
His next-door neighbor arrived that year, Seligman Weilheimer and brother Samuel from Dossenheim, Germany, who built at that property, the Fremont twp. population was about 560 by 1860, less Mayfield Post office section, which began north of present San Antonio Road. The towns early growth was due to agriculture, William Bubb being a figure, buying 80 acres to farm in October 1851. His heirs expanded and intermarried in the area, agriculture remained the primary industry into the middle of the 20th century. The U. S. Navys adjacent 1000 acre Moffet Field Complex began after 1931, after World War II, the population grew significantly with the development of the aerospace and electronics industries. Between 1950 and 1960, the population grew from 6,563 to 30,889, high technology is the foundation of the local economy, and there exist few remnants of the citys agricultural past
KITS is a San Francisco, United States-based radio station broadcasting at 105.3 MHz. The station is owned by CBS Radio and programs an alternative rock format, the station broadcasts on HD channel L2, locally on Comcast cable channel 986, and is streaming online. The station transmits its signal from San Bruno Mountains, while studios are located in the SoMa district of San Francisco, the stations original call letters were KBCO from its sign-on on December 28,1959 to 1964. On June 1,1964 the station changed their call letters to KBRG, the KITS call letters arrived in February 1983 when the station adopted radio consultant Mike Josephs Hot Hits Top-40 music format. Seven air personalities were recruited during a search from stations such as XETRA in Tijuana, Q104 in Kansas City, 92X in Columbus, Ohio. The transplanted jocks underwent a broadcasting bootcamp for two prior to launching the new Hot Hits format. Radio personality Doug Ritter was the first Disc Jockey on the air, the station was referred to as Hot Hits KITS and followed the formula of a very short playlist with heavy repetition and fast-talking air personalities. A modest ratings success, KITS fought off competition from the legendary AM CHR station, KFRC, as well as KMEL-FM, which had switched from album-oriented rock to CHR in 1984.
105 KITS was, for a while, the darling of the Jet Set, daily visits were common from movie celebrities such as Bette Midler, Tom Cruise, Pat Morita, George Takei, Anthony Perkins and others. The celebs didnt usually make it on the air, but they toured the studios in San Franciscos Merchandise Mart just to see what the industry buzz was all about. Modern rock station KQAK The Quake changed formats in 1985, during this time, on-air personality Steve Masters began experimenting with modern rock on his evening show and the reaction was overwhelmingly positive. Over time, KITS dropped the Hot Hits approach and remained a mainstream CHR station, by October 1986, KITS had completely dropped the pop artists from the playlist and became a pure modern rock station. The stations new moniker became Live 105 under program director Richard Sands, the music ranged from mainstream alternative rock, dance music, and even classic songs from pioneering artists such as Lou Reed, David Bowie and T-Rex. Live 105 became an influence on the format, and sole source of radio exposure for such artists in the San Francisco Bay Area.
The airstaff lineup remained stable from 1986 through 1997, and included Masters, Big Rick Stuart, Mark Hamilton, Roland West. Bennett was let go from the station briefly in 1989 and replaced by Perry Stone and this proved to be a failure, and Bennett, who briefly went to WIOD in Miami, was brought back. Hamilton left in 1994 to accept the director job at KNRK in Portland, Oregon. Roland West moved from night to middays and took over the director position
Anger Management Tour
The inaugural Anger Management Tour was founded and started in the fall 2000 by Limp Bizkit, Papa Roach, and after the release of The Marshall Mathers LP by Eminem. Originally targeted at both rap and rock fans, the first Anger Management outing took place in 2000. In the process of starting the tour, Eminem wanted to include Nine Inch Nails into the list of artists. Eminem decided to not ask Reznor to join the tour due to the friendship he has with Manson and its the blend of hardcore rap, industrial metal, and alternative metal that gives it the anger management feel, literally. In the first tour, most of the concerts were extremely long, many of the concerts were praised for the production value and how each artist played like it was their own tour. Many critics agreed that one of the things about the concerts were that they felt like they were made up of mini concerts. The second tour took place in the summer of 2002, Eminem told LAUNCH, Its basically the same thing that it was the last Anger Management Tour without Limp Bizkit.
Papa Roach are still cool though, the third tour took place in the summer of 2005. 50 Cent missed the tours first two stops because of a conflict, he was tied up shooting his film debut. Ludacris filled in on those dates, the European part of the tour was cut short due to the exhaustion of tour founder Eminem and his addiction to sleeping pills. Eminem D12 Dr. Dre Snoop Dogg Obie Trice Xzibit Busta Rhymes 50 Cent Ice Cube Papa Roach Stat Quo G-Unit Mobb Deep Three Days Grace Dina Rae M. O. P. In 2002 a DVD of the 2001 Anger Management Tour Europe was released and contains backstage footage with D12, Marilyn Manson, all Access Europe was released on June 18,2002. Eminem Presents the Anger Management Tour was released on July 4,2005, in 2009, a BD of the same performance was released. This was the last performance to feature Proof before his death in 2006, Eminem Live From New York was released on November 13,2007