Beats Antique album cover art for Shadowbox. Photo by: Beats Antique
Beats Antique album cover art for Shadowbox. Photo by: Beats Antique

30 Tour Dates with Thriftworks, Magic Giant and Additional Acts

New Orleans funk is knocking on the door to Beats Antique, and the Oakland trio is ready to open the door and ‘Let It All Go’ with the Preservation Hall Jazz Band.

When musical acts have joined forces with the Preservation Hall Jazz Band I have seen mixed reactions, but with the latest collaboration between both bands, I sincerely hope they get to share the stage together at Voodoo Fest in New Orleans at the end of October.


‘Let It All Go’ is one of the songs from Beats Antique upcoming album Shadowbox coming out October 5. The song and album both showcase the collaborative spirit that bridges cultural gaps. After seeing Beats Antique grow over the past five years, this album displays a sense of maturity in their music production.

Beats Antique goes straight to the source for additional depth in their sound, and I respect that a lot. They bring in lyricists and musicians that define their respective genres. To me, that is far more creative than sampling and remixing a random artist, and putting a standard bass beat to it.

As music consumers grow tired with the typical electronic music scene, they will be looking for alternative electronic dance music, very similar to how rock music evolved. And Beats Antique will be there to open the door across venues in the United States to give listeners a chance to catch the music live on stage with new material from Shadowbox ready to perform.

In the past, Beats Antique have collaborated with Les Claypool in the studio. Currently, I find that Beats Antique are one of the biggest risk takers in the entire music industry, and I appreciate their passion. Performing standard sets, and sticking to your guns might have worked last century, but it such a refreshing sign to see a band continue to push the creative boundaries later into their careers.

Scan over their upcoming tour dates, and stream ‘Let It All Go’ featuring the Preservation Hall Jazz Band and ‘Killer Bee’ featuring Lafa Taylor below.

Beats Antique - Killer Bee - Ft. Lafa Taylor

Tour Dates

Dates | Location | Venue

9/22-26/16 – Oakdale, CA – Symbiosis Gathering
9/28/16 – Flagstaff, AZ – Orpheum Theater *^
9/29/16 – Taos, NM – Taos Mesa Brewing *^
10/1/16 – Lawrence, KS – Granada Theater *$
10/2/16 – Lincoln, NE – Bourbon Theatre *$
10/4/16 – Urbana, IL – The Canopy Club *$
10/5/16 – Madison, WI – Majestic Live *$
10/6/16 – Minneapolis, MN – Skyway Theatre *$
10/7/16 – Chicago, IL – Concord Music Hall *$
10/8/16 – Grand Rapids, MI – Intersection *$
10/9/16 – Indianapolis, IN – The Vogue Theatre *$
10/11/16 – Portland, ME – Port City Music Hall */
10/12/16 – South Burlington, VT – Higher Ground */
10/13/16 – Boston, MA – Royale Boston */
10/14/16 – Baltimore, MD – Rams Head Live! $*
10/15/16 – New York, NY – Irving Plaza $*
10/16/16 – Philadelphia, PA – Theatre of Living Arts $
10/18/16 – Charlottesville, VA – The Jefferson Theater $*
10/19/16 – Carrboro, NC – Cat’s Cradle $*
10/20/16 – Charleston, SC – LEAF Festival $*
10/22/16 – Cincinnati, OH – Bogart’s $
10/25/16 – Nashville, TN – Marathon Music Works $*
10/27/16 – Tulsa, OK – Cain’s Ballroom *&
10/28/16 – Dallas, TX – The Bomb Factory w/ Deltron 3030 *&
10/29/16 – Austin, TX – Emo’s *&
10/30/16 – New Orleans, LA – Voodoo Music + Arts Festival
10/31/16 – San Antonio, TX – The Aztec Theater *&
11/12/16 – Longmont, CO – Nitro Fest
12/3/16 – Oakland, CA – Fox Theater =
1/20/17 – Miami, FL – Jam Fest 15

* with Thriftworks
^ with Magic Giant
/ with Erica Dee
% with Jaden Carlson Band
& with Holiday Mountain
+ with Lunar Fire
= with Devotchka & Alam Khan

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Matthew McGuire is the founder and editor of Crescent Vale News. In 2014, he acquired a master's degree in Professional Media and Media Management from Southern Illinois University Carbondale.