The Upful LIFE Podcast – Ep.053: THE CHAMBERS PROJECT (Psychedelic Art & Culture w/ Brian Chambers, Jacaeber Kastor, A Path Untold)

The conversation welcomes a pair of pioneers from this particular space – Brian Chambers and Jacaeber Kastor – for a wide-ranging discussion on psychedelic art, through both a historical and contemporary lens.

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Upful LIFE’s 21 Favorite Records of 2021… & MORE!

Upful Life’s annual favorite records of the year feature is here. An exhaustive look back at the year in released music. 42 albums, 21 songs, plus DJ mixes and live records. Curated by B.Getz

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The Upful LIFE Podcast – 052: SHAWN SETARO (hip-hop journalist w Complex/ The Cipher/ Tekashi 69 book/ Pop Smoke pod) + RIP Greg Tate

Accomplished journalist, author, and rap podcast OG SHAWN SETARO, reporter at COMPLEX. Brand new book on the shelves this week, about the sordid saga of Tekashi 6ix9ine. Reporter on the podcasts ‘Infamous’ (about Tekashi), ‘Complex Subject: Pop Smoke’. Written about music culture for Forbes, The Atlantic, Vibe, The Source, GQ, Esquire, more. Setaro was Editor-in-Chief for Rap Genius, hosted the iconic rap pod The Cipher

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DOWN BY LAW: In Memoriam – Rest In Beats, Leonardo Del Hubrio. Longtime Bassist of The Roots [Leonard ‘Hub’ Hubbard 1959-2021]

Just wanted to take a few minutes to pay tribute to Leonard “Hub” Hubbard, of the Legendary Roots Crew, who passed away yesterday at 62 years young;

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Bring Back The Love: Lettuce Slays Sold-Out Shows in Lake Tahoe & San Francisco [B.Getz on L4LM]

Surfing a wave of sold-out shows in the last month of this dizzying year, future-funk sorcerers Lettuce barreled into the the final frontier on the white-hot West Coast leg of their Bring Back the Love Tour 2021.

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Nikki Glaspie Talks KAMANI Colorado Run, The Nth Power NYE, & A Very Punkadelick X-Mas [B.Getz on L4LM]

KAMANI, the all-world funk ensemble led by Nikki Glaspie, is ready to rage its first-ever run of Colorado shows this weekend—and thats just one of the several bands with which she’ll hit the stage over the next few weeks.

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The Upful LIFE Podcast Ep.051: NEAL FRANCIS (singer-songwriter-keys) / + Salute to SOSMP w/ SCOTT T

Neal is straight outta Chicago’s buzz-bin, an artist riding a meteoric rise to the heart of the zeitgeist, thanks to his monumental 2019 debut solo LP Changes. On November 5th, Neal dropped his stunning sophomore record In Plain Sight on ATO Records, and has been touring hard in the run up to the release, including a raucous late-night performance at Suwannee Hulaween.

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Hulaween 2021: An Emotional Reunion At The Spirit Of The Suwannee [B.Getz on L4LM]

Throwing a festival in this day and age is even more of an ambitious, frustrating, and confounding undertaking than it ever was before the age of pandemic. The fact that Suwannee Hulaween 2021 even happened at all was a miracle in itself, yet somehow the fest managed to manifest something as magical as ever.

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The Upful LIFE Podcast- Ep.050: JAY BLAKESBERG (rock photographer/ filmmaker / GD-culture anthropologist)

Jay is best known for his iconic work shooting (and following) the Grateful Dead since the late 1970’s, and has continued to chronicle the various offshoots and band developments thru the years. He’s also a Bay Area institution, a world-renowned photographer /filmmaker/historian all over rock music, stretching out far beyond the ever-sprawling GD diaspora where he first made his bones.

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