Southern California-based duo Wheeland Brothers have made a name for themselves in the beach rock scene, opening for groups like 311, The Wailers, Slightly Stoopid and more in their exciting career. Earlier this year, the band took the opportunity to perform at the balcony of the Tree House for an intimate acoustic performance. Bringing out their beloved 2013 single “Run River Run,” from the Muchos Mahalos album, the band thoroughly impressed with the stripped-down session.“The more we’ve performed ‘Run River Run,’ it’s become a song that moves our imagination,” said Travis Wheeland to L4LM. “We wanted to create a version of the song that captures that energy, and maybe inspire a few people to wonder what’s out beyond their horizon. So we got a few friends and neighbors together on my balcony in San Clemente, California and filmed a live take of the song.”The beautiful number translates idealistically to the intimacy of the setting, and we’re honored to premiere the footage. Check out the Wheeland Brothers’ acoustic “Run River Run,” below.Wheeland tells us more about the lovely tune. “On a hot California summer day I set up a camping tent at the water’s edge at Crystal Cove State Beach. I was sitting alone with my guitar—I tend to make up songs to myself to think through whatever’s going on in my life. Catalina Island was on the horizon as I wrote ‘Run River Run.’ I was remembering the river that runs through the Kalalau Valley in Hawaii and straight into the ocean. You can be sunburned and salt encrusted, but the moment you sink into that river and let the cool glassy water pour over your face, it refreshes you to your core. When a moment stuns you and you see yourself—when you really arrive, like snapping out of the day-to-day hypnosis—you’ve got to pause and make a conscious decision to remember those moments. That river, the ‘Kalalau Stream’ is flowing as you read this. Heck you can look it up on Google Maps right now if you want. It’s a reminder that there’s magic happening in this world. It keeps carrying us to the ocean; it keeps us coming back, looking for magic.”This exciting group will be making waves all summer long! For more on the group, head to their official website.
Chillfam Allstars include:Eric Gould (Pink Talking Fish)Elise TestoneNatalie Cressman (TAB)Richard James (Pink Talking Fish)Adrian Tramontano (Kung Fu)Michelangelo Carruba (Turkuaz)Danny Mayer (Eric Krasno Band)Rob Volo (Deep Banana Blackout)Matt Wayne (Bobby Deitch Band) On Thursday, December 28th, a stellar group of musicians will come together to celebrate the music of Michael Jackson. After Phish’s opening night at Madison Square Garden, the “Chillfam Allstars” will keep the party going deep into the night with a party of the ages at the Highline Ballroom. The Allstars will include bassist Eric Gould (Pink Talking Fish), vocalist Elise Testone, trombonist Natalie Cressman (Trey Anastasio Band), keyboardist Richard James (Pink Talking Fish), drummer Adrian Tramontano (Kung Fu), drummer Michelangelo Carruba (Turkuaz), guitarist Danny Mayer (Eric Krasno Band), trombonist/guitarist/vocalist Rob Volo (Deep Banana Blackout), guitarist Matt Wayne (Bobby Deitch Band), and trumpeter Mike “Maz” Maher (Snarky Puppy).Michael Jackson was an American singer, songwriter, and dancer, dubbed the “King of Pop”, and was one of the most popular entertainers in the world. Jackson’s success started early in life with The Jackson 5, becoming famous through timeless hits like “I Want You Back” and “ABC”. Once he branched off to pursue his own career, Jackson become known for his lifetime of hits like “Billie Jean”, “Beat It”, “Thriller”, and “Don’t Stop ‘Til You Get Enough”. Today, his discography remains one of the most celebrated of all time.After three hours of Phish, fans in New York City will head to the Highline Ballroom for a late-night tribute to the late great Michael Jackson. The “King of Pop” will be honored with energetically charged covers of his greatest hits, while the band will groove into uncharted territories of improvisation. With members of Trey Anastasio Band, Pink Talking Fish, Turkuaz, Kung Fu, and more on the lineup, this after-party will guarantee a damn good time. Tickets are available here.Get psyched for this Chillfam Allstar tribute to Michael Jackson with the videos below!