Watch Mike Dillon & moe.’s Jim Loughlin Join Forces For Wild Atlanta Show [Video]

first_imgThe Mike Dillon Trio concluded their short road run with moe.‘s Jim Loughlin with a wild display of percussion power at Atlanta’s Aisle 5 on Monday night. Dillon and Loughlin clearly have bonded over their love of the various marimba and mallet kat-based melodies, exhorting in the joy the instruments add to their respective repertoires. While Loughlin is far newer to the pursuit, both tirelessly work to improve their skills and when they get a chance to work together—even if only for a song or two—the music they make is always a mixture of mayhem and magic.Watch George Porter Jr., Skerik, And Mike Dillon Explore Far Reaches Of Funk At Brooklyn Comes AliveNone of this is to say that Mike Dillon isn’t a force of nature on his own. As a musician, Mike Dillon a trusted brand name. Whether as a solo act; leader of a trio or “how many people will your stage hold” arrangements; or collaborator, you know he is going to shine. Thanks to his impeccable mixture of technique, melodic vision, and passion, each show he plays is slightly better than his last, which is truly saying something given the high caliber of musicianship he brings to the table.That said, when an artist has mastery over as many instruments and styles as Dillon, the question is always, What elements is he bringing out tonight? The latest version of the Mike Dillon Trio has seen him flanked by bassist Nathan “Nate” Lambertson and drummer Brendan Bull, with Dillon taking the role of main melody maker plus some help from the multi-instrumentalist And Turkuaz Invite Mike Dillon To Finish Out Spectacular Joint NOLA Run [Photos/Videos]Loughlin’s last-minute addition to the lineup was a product of the soon-ending moe. hiatus, which allowed moe. bassist Robert Derhak to successfully fight off cancer. With no rehearsal time and Dillon already being on the road, the show saw on-the-fly tutorials for Loughlin literally during the show. In the clips below, you can hear Dillon shouting keys and notes at Loughlin over the crash and din of the music. The result is like everything Dillon ever does—loose, electrifying and almost impossible to categorize.Check out special moments from Mike Dillon Trio and moe.’s Jim Loughlin’s collaborative show in Atlanta below. Enjoy!“Opener”“Song 2”“Song 4”“Song 5” “Closer”last_img read more

Dakota Track Side renews special events awards for 10th IMCA sponsorship season

first_imgMINOT, N.D. – Drivers and fans should have plenty of opportunity to congratulate Dakota Track Side on its 10th season as an IMCA sponsor in 2017.The Minot high performance parts retailer and fuel supplier will have a trailer at some 60 events at North Da­kota tracks and many of those race night customers will be among recipients of Dakota Track Side special events awards.Fifty dollar product certificates go to designated place finishers at 30 IMCA Modified and 15 IMCA Sunoco Stock Car specials. Certificates will be mailed from the IMCA home office within a week after official race re­sults are re­ceived.Information about Dakota Track Side products and services, as well as the trailer travel schedule, is available by calling 701 852-7223, on Facebook and at the website.“Dakota Track Side will continue to focus its attention on special events in 2017, and have a particularly visibly presence along the Kupper Chevrolet Dakota Classic Tour,” said IMCA Marketing Director Kevin Yoder. “We’re grateful for their decade of support and will honor them at the end of the season.”last_img read more