Particle by Casey Flanigan
Particle is gearing up for their third annual "Krewe of Particle People" JazzFest party at Howlin' Wolf in New Orleans this Saturday. The band kicked spring tour off with two release parties for their debut album Launchpad, in San Francisco and Los Angeles in late March. The tour was highlighted by guest spots from Fareed Haque in Denver and the infamous Buckethead at many shows during a thirteen-show run from Milwaukee to Atlanta in April. Buckethead traded guitar solos with Charlie Hitchcock on songs like "The Elevator," "Metropolis," and "7th Gear," and also came out with his trademark robot dance during "We Are the Robots."

Particle has also been featured in Rolling Stone magazine this month!! You can read the article here and check out some live video footage from their show on Dec 29th in Miami, FL as well.

After the late night show at JazzFest this weekend, Particle will do a short run of shows through the South and follow them up with one festival appearance after the next. Big festival stops include Haymaker Festival in Virginia on May 7, CityFest in Charlotte, NC on May 8, Big Wu Family Reunion at Harmony Park, MN on May 28, Summercamp Festival at Three Sisters Park, IL on May 29, and Jam on the River in Penn's Landing, PA on May 30. Into the summer you can find Particle at Wakarusa Festival in Kansas on June 18 - 20 weekend, Milwaukee's Summerfest the following weekend, and then four total shows on Fourth of July weekend, jumping from 10,000 Lakes Festival in Minnesota to High Sierra Music Festival in Quincy, CA.

Here are the rest of Particle's spring and summer plans thus far:

5.01 | Howlin Wolf | New Orleans, LA (2am JazzFest Show)
5.02 | New Daisy Theatre | Memphis, TN (after Memphis in May)
5.04 | The Joint | Clemson, SC
5.05 | The Windjammer | Isle of Palms, SC
5.06 | Geno’s | Boone, NC
5.07 | Haymaker Festival | Spotsylvania, VA
5.08 | Cityfest Live! | Charlotte, NC
5.09 | Mtn Sports Festival | Asheville, NC
5.22 | Northwestern University | Chicago, IL (PhilFest)
5.28 | Harmony Park | Clarks Grove, MN (Big Wu Family Reunion)
5.29 | Three Sisters Park | Chillicothe, IL (Summer Camp Festival)
5.30 | Jam on the River | Penn’s Landing, PA
6.18 | Clinton Lake State Park | Lawrence, KS (Wakarusa Festival)
6.19 | Clinton Lake State Park | Lawrence, KS (Wakarusa Festival)
6.20 | Clinton Lake State Park | Lawrence, KS (Wakarusa Festival)
6.25 or 26 | Potawomi Stage | Milwaukee, WI (Summerfest)
7.01 | 10,000 Lakes Festival | Detroit Lakes, MN
7.02 | 10,000 Lakes Festival | Detroit Lakes, MN
7.03 | High Sierra Music Festival | Quincy, CA
7.04 | High Sierra Music Festival | Quincy, CA
7.09 | Lo Do Music Festival | Denver, CO
7.10 | American Airlines Center | Dallas, TX (Zen Music Festival)

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[Published on: 4/27/04]

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