The Drop Daily—5 Things for 4/23/20

Welcome back, here are 5 things you need to know for today!

  1. Les Claypool on The Tapes Archive. This never before heard interview from 1994 touches on a bunch of topics, including how he got into the bass, the way he plays, headlining Lollapalooza, the album Pork Soda, and more. 
  2. Jazz Festing in Place. Of course, the New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival will not be happening this year (first time it’s been canceled in the 50 years of existence). New Orleans radio station WWOZ will be hosting this virtual festival, which will be archival recordings of Jazz Fest sets. They’re trying to mirror the festival schedule, and includes sets from Dr. John, Fats Domino, The Neville Brothers, Irma Thomas, The Meters, Allen Toussaint, Henry Butler, Preservation Hall Jazz Band, Trombone Shorty, Kermit Ruffins, The Radiators and more. And we’re going to be continuing to work on our Jazz Fest related podcast, Festival Circuit, which we’re going to release in June. 
  3. 8pm ET—Garcia Live Listening Party. The Jerry Garcia Family invites you to a Facebook live stream listening party Thursday at 8pm ET to celebrate the release of GarciaLive Volume 13: September 16th, 1989 Poplar Creek Music Theatre featuring special guest Clarence Clemons! Tune in to hear audio from the release and chat with other fans while we raise money for World Central Kitchen.
  4. 10pm ET—Marco Benevento Livestream. Live from Fred Short Studios in Woodstock, NY. Always love hearing Marco’s music—if you haven’t heard his last album, Let It Slide, check it out. It’s still on heavy rotation at my house.
  5. Saturday-Sunday: Podapalooza. I’ve mentioned this charity event a few times, but wanted to plug it again here 70 podcasts from a variety of genres participating. All net proceeds of the event will go to GiveDirectly, a nonprofit offering cash relief to vulnerable households in areas affected by COVID-19. You can also listen after if you buy a ticket (pay what you can). 


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