Month: March 2021

Members Of The Meters, Dumpstaphunk To Play ‘Foundation of Funk’ Jazz Fest Late Night

first_imgTalk about a superjam! The Godfathers of Funk will be joining forces during Jazz Fest on Saturday, April 23rd to bring a jam-packed late night rager to the House of Blues. Hailing from some of the most legendary funk acts in the game, Zigaboo Modeliste (The Meters), George Porter Jr. (The Meters), Ivan Neville (Dumpstaphunk) and Tony Hall (Dumpstaphunk) are ready to lay down the Foundation of Funk. Tickets are available here.When talking about New Orleans funk legends, it’s impossible to not bring up The Meters. The OG funk band’s legacy is undeniable, having pioneered the genre with classics such as “Cissy Strut” and “Fire On The Bayou”. Founding Meters members Modeliste and Porter will be joined by Ivan Neville, the nephew of original Meters member Art Neville. The musical legacy in this lineup is powerful, to say the least.Ivan Neville Discusses Chris Robinson Supergroup At Fool’s Paradise On Jam ONNeville will be joined by Dumpstaphunk bandmate Tony Hall, one of the baddest bassists in the game. When these two join forces on stage, it’s simply explosive.Get down with the funkiest, most legendary bunch of musicians to emerge from the Big Easy on Saturday, April 23rd at the House of Blues. Get tickets here.Enter to win tickets:last_img read more

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President Obama Reacts To Prince’s Death

first_imgPresident Barack Obama has never hid his love for music. Whether he’s the keynote speaker at SXSW, having Derek Trucks play at the White House, or talking about catching Rebirth Brass Band at the Maple Leaf, he’s proved time and time again he’s a patron of the musical arts. Sufficed to say, we weren’t surprised when the had some beautiful words to say about Prince. Here’s the official statement he released via his Facebook Page yesterday:Today, the world lost a creative icon. Michelle and I join millions of fans from around the world in mourning the sudden death of Prince. Few artists have influenced the sound and trajectory of popular music more distinctly, or touched quite so many people with their talent. As one of the most gifted and prolific musicians of our time, Prince did it all. Funk. R&B. Rock and roll. He was a virtuoso instrumentalist, a brilliant bandleader, and an electrifying performer.“A strong spirit transcends rules,” Prince once said — and nobody’s spirit was stronger, bolder, or more creative. Our thoughts and prayers are with his family, his band, and all who loved him.last_img read more

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Widespread Panic Brings The Heat For Night Two In Chicago [Review/Gallery]

first_imgLoad remaining images The second night of Widespread Panic’s sold out, three night run at the Chicago Theatre continued exactly where they left off from Thursday night. Last night was an absolute party, with the band getting extra funky for all those that made it on the beautiful Chicago evening.What the first set didn’t have in segues it made up for in maximum rock and roll. The show opened with an energetic “Wondering.” Keyboardist JoJo Hermann took the vocals on the next song, “Blackout Blues,” that saw the set’s only segue into “Pigeons.” The next song, “One Arm Steve” is always a welcome addition to any set.The band then slowed things down with “Expiration Day,” which provided a slowed down moment to give everyone a breather before raging the rest of the set. “Holden Oversoul” was blazing, with a piercing organ solo from Hermann. The chemistry between members was palpable. As Hermann was letting it rip, guitarist Jimmy Herring subtly added to guitar licks without taking the spotlight away from the keys. And next to him, guitarist John Bell was nimbly plucking away at his own guitar. “Love Tractor” got everyone stomping along with the beat before the set ended.The second set continued the party. They opened with “Tail Dragger,” and a vampire vixen was on the screen to give things a darker tone. Later on in the set “Barstools and Dreamers” was a lot of fun, especially with a “Thank You (Falettinme Be Mice Self)” jam/rap that was very cool. One of the best segments of the night followed, with a “Goin’ Out West” segueing into “Shut Up and Drive” with a whole lot of drums and bass in between. The two separate jams featuring Dave Schools and percussionists Sunny Ortiz and Duane Trucks were amazing.After an fantastic second set, they encored with “Nobody’s Loss” and then “Mr. Soul.” With night two in the books, there remains one last show for Spreadheads. The show tonight will be the tour closer. Bring it on Panic.Check out the setlist from the show below, courtesy of PanicStream:Setlist: Widespread Panic at Chicago Theatre, Chicago, IL – 5/6/16Set 1: Wondering, Blackout Blues > Pigeons, Her Dance Needs No Body, One Arm Steve, Use Me, Steven’s Cat, Expiration Day, Holden Oversoul > Love TractorSet 2: Tail Dragger, Don’t Be Denied, Tickle The Truth, Bowlegged Woman > You Got Yours, Barstools and Dreamers, Goin’ Out West > Drums & Bass > Drums > Drums & Bass > Shut Up and Drive, Bear’s Gone Fishin’ > Bust It Big, Sell SellEncore: Nobody’s Loss, Mr SoulCheck out a full gallery of images below, courtesy of Ojeda Photography:last_img read more

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Officials Confirm Prince’s Cause Of Death As An Opioid Overdose

first_imgOn April 21st, beloved R&B sensation Prince lost his life at the age of 57. While there has been much speculation about a drug overdose in the days since his death, fans have been holding out for an official analysis from an autopsy report.Today, that news came in the form of an official report to the Associated Press, where a law enforcement official working the case has confirmed the cause of death was indeed an opioid overdose. As of now, it remains unclear what the opioids were treating, as two doctors have been investigated in connection with Prince’s death.One was Dr. Michael Todd Schulenberg, who treated Prince twice in the weeks before his death. He prescribed medications for the singer, but the names of those medications remain undisclosed. The second was Dr. Howard Kornfield, an addiction specialist who was brought in on April 20th to help Prince. Unfortunately, despite trying to ease the symptoms of withdrawals, the opioid overdose proved fatal to the Purple One.Regardless of how he died, Prince will always be remembered for his true devotion to crafting and performing music. RIP Prince.last_img read more

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Drive-By Truckers Announce 11th Studio Album With Rocking Single ‘Surrender Under Protest’

first_imgAthens, GA favorites Drive-By Truckers have announced that their 11th studio album, fittingly titled American Band, will be released via ATO Records on September 30, 2016. In a message posted to the band’s website, the group’s front man Patterson Hood explains the topical nature of the American Band‘s themes, in the midst of the “crazy times” that we live in, and the group’s mindset when creating the album:“We’ve always considered ourselves a political band, even when that aspect seemed to be concealed by some type of narrative device i.e. dealing with issues of race by telling a story set in the time of George Wallace or class struggles by setting “Putting People of the Moon” in the age of Reagan.This time out, there are no such diversions as these songs are mostly set front and center in the current political arena with songs dealing with our racial and cultural divisions, gun violence, mass shootings and political assholery. Once again, there is a nearly even split between the songs of Cooley and myself, with both of us bringing in songs that seem to almost imply a conversation between us about our current place in time.American Band is a sort of rock and roll call to arms as well as a musical reset button for our band and the country we live in. Most of all, we look at it as the beginnings of some conversations that we, as a people very much need to begin having if we ever hope to break through the divisions that are threatening to tear us apart. Drive-By Truckers are celebrating our twentieth anniversary as a band in an election year where some people are trying to define what it is to be American. Definitions based on some outdated ideology of prejudice and fear. We are loudly proclaiming that those people don’t speak for us. America is and always has been a land of immigrants and ideals. Ideals that we have often fallen short of achieving, but it’s the striving that has given us whatever claims to greatness we have had. That’s what America means to us and “We’re an American Band’.”The band also released a stream of “Surrender Under Protest” off the upcoming album. As Hood says in the message, “‘Surrender Under Protest’ is a Mike Cooley composition that is unlike any DBT song we’ve ever recorded, yet somehow sounds unmistakably like us. In a way, that’s pretty indicative of the album as a whole.” Listen to the new song below:A pre-order period is now underway. Check here for more details.last_img read more

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Fruition Welcomes Jason Hann, Larry Keel & More At Ogden Theatre Debut

first_imgFor their debut at the Ogden Theatre in Denver, CO, it is safe to say that Fruition held nothing back and pulled together a truly magical night of music. Though the premiere jamgrass band has passed through Colorado in recent months, playing Red Rocks and a handful of festivals around the state, Friday’s performance was their first time back in the city of Denver since January. Clearly, Coloradans needed their Fruition fix, as the band’s first time playing the large venue, supported by the Larry Keel Experience, had their largest presale numbers to date. And, Fruition made sure to make a night of it for the eager fans who have waited patiently for their return. During the span of their two sets, the band welcomed six friends—Jason Hann of the String Cheese Incident, Bevin Foley of Trout Steak Revival, Brad Parsons, Andy Hall of the Infamous Stringdusters, Larry Keel, and Andy Thorn of Leftover Salmon—to share the stage with them to create a night of music that was truly a privilege to witness.To start off the evening, the Larry Keel Experience, played some good ol’ fashioned bluegrass. Together, Larry Keel, the world-renowned flatpicker, Jenny Keel (bass), Jared Pool (mandolin), and special guest Andy Thorn (banjo) from Leftover Salmon set the tone of the evening with an energetic set that proved why the band is billed as an experience. To give the crowd a teaser of what to expect during the rest of the night, Larry welcomed Mimi Naja of Fruition to the stage for a cover of Janis Joplin’s “Piece of My Heart,” followed by a cover of The Band’s “Ophelia,” ending their set to explosive applause.Keeping on with the energy that the Larry Keel Experience had built during its set, Fruition did not waste any time once they got on stage. The band kicked off their night with “Labor of Love,” the title track of their latest album, which was released in April of this year. Mimi Naja started off the next song, “The Wanter,” on vocals and mandolin before the rest of the band dropped in for the song. Before moving into the next track, the band took a moment to bring up the house lights and look over the packed crowd. In contrast to the previous two energetic songs that opened the set, the band slowed things down with “I Can’t Stop,” a powerful ballad during which particularly Kellen Asebroek shone on the keys. “I Can’t Stop” transitioned directly into “I Don’t Mind,” a blues-rock anthem off their latest album, which featured a standout bassline by Jeff Leonard, soulful vocals by Mimi Naja, and impressive solos from Kellen Asebroek on keys and Jay Cobb Anderson on guitar, and which terminated with a section of a capalla harmonies that elicited a huge response from the crowd.For their first guest of the night, Fruition welcomed Jason Hann (String Cheese Incident, EOTO) to sit-in on “The Way That I Do.” Everyone on stage was all smiles as they moved through the upbeat love song, and Jason’s outstanding soloing on the djembe only amplified the feeling that the night was going to be something special. After Jason left the stage, Kellen Asebroek returned to the guitar and sang a powerful rendition of “Blue Light.” Jay Cobb Anderson introduced the next song as “a song for the mountain folk” before the band moved into crowd-favorite “Mountain Annie.” For the final chorus of “Mountain Annie”, the band held back, letting the audience sing the chorus, and the members on stage looked visibly moved by the crowd’s enthusiastic response.Bevin Foley of Trout Steak Revival accompanied the band for the next song, “Beside You,” and her violin part perfectly complimented the mourning tone of the soulful ballad. Following “Beside You,” Fruition invited singer and guitarist Brad Parsons to join Bevin as a guest on stage. The band covered Brad’s newly released track, “Montana,” which featured impressive solos from Bevin Foley and Mimi Naja, and introduced those unacquainted in the crowd to the powerhouse of a voice that is Brad Parsons. Watch Brad Parsons’ “Montana” with Fruition, courtesy of Tory Pittarelli of the Mischief Collective.Bevin Foley left the stage before Brad Parsons, again, showcased his jaw-dropping vocals on the next song, “Stay Close.” The punctuated instrumentation within the song enhanced the vocals and highlighted the impressive solos from Mimi, Jay, and Kellen. At the close of the song, Brad Parsons exited the stage, and Fruition welcomed yet another guest, Andy Hall from the Infamous Stringdusters, on stage to throw down on the dobro for the final heartfelt song of the set. During “Highway 1,” Andy Hall took center stage as he exchanged call-and-response solos with Jay Cobb Anderson and Mimi Naja. The band brought the song down to a moment of haunting vocal harmonies before bringing the energy levels back up to close out the first set.For the second set, the band opened with “There She Was,” with Mimi on electric guitar, and both Mimi and Jay showed off with some shreddy guitar solos before Kellen worked in a tease of “My Favorite Things” from the Sound of Music on keys. This was followed by “Santa Fe,” another favorite off of the band’s recent release, into “Never Again,” which opened with a quick drum break a la Tyler Thompson before moving into the energetic bluegrass song. The band slowed it down for the beautiful and moving “Come On, Get In,” which moved into “Just One of Them Nights.” Next, the band brought up the energy of the crowd with some rock and roll with “Lay Down Blues,” which featured frenetic and masterly soloing by Jay.Fruition kept the guests coming, bringing out Larry Keel on guitar halfway through the second set. This was a particularly beautiful thing to witness, as the band members noted that they have long looked up to Larry as an inspiration, and it was apparent how jazzed and grateful they were to bring him out. With Larry Keel, the band first played the slower and almost airy “Early Morning Wake Up,” which sped up into “Fire.” During “Fire,” an old-school guitar duel erupted as Jay and Larry took power stances and showed off their mindblowing skills, eliciting hoots and hollers from the crowd. As Jay and Larry took turns kneeling on stage and shredding, the other band members stepped back and looked as in awe as those in the crowd.“Fire” moved into Neil Young’s “Ohio,” during which every person in the crowded theater was feeling the music, even the security guards by the front of the stage who were bobbing their heads along and grinning. “Ohio” moved back into “Fire” to bring a climactic end to Larry Keel’s cameo with the band. After Larry scampered off stage, the band looked almost in a state of shock, with Kellen asking “What just happened?” and Mimi instructing the crowd to raise their glasses and leading a cheers to the historic moment that had just occurred.Mimi had one of her strongest vocal showings of the night during “I Should Be,” and she mesmerized the audience with her ability to imbue a huge amount of emotion with her soulful vocal stylings during the slower rock ballad. As if the Larry Keel sit-in wasn’t enough, following “I Should Be,” the band welcomed to the stage Andy Thorn of Leftover Salmon on banjo. For “Daddy Lessons,” a cover from Beyonce’s Lemonade, which featured Mimi, a noted Beyonce enthusiast, on vocals. The choice of a pop-song cover featuring Andy Thorn echoes Leftover Salmon New Year’s set last year in Portland, OR at the Roseland Ballroom, during which Mimi sat in with Leftover to sing Adele’s “Hello.” Following “Daddy Lessons,” after a few minutes of confusion, Jason Hann was properly located and welcomed back on stage to join Andy Thorn and the band in the Talking Heads’ “Nothing But Flowers.” This was a particularly joyous moment of the night, not only because of the happy-go-lucky nature of the song but also because of how everyone on stage was clearly having a ball trading off solos and playing together. Jason Hann exited the stage, leaving Andy Thorn and Fruition on stage for the next song. Jay, before moving into “Falling on my Face,” noted that the song is not a traditional banjo song but that he was stoked to have Andy Thorn play on it. Andy Thorn’s banjo playing was a perfect complement to “Falling on my Face,” as the banjo cascading above the heavier rock song and filled out the sound beautifully.Andy Thorn exited the stage, and the band welcomed Brad Parsons back again to sing the cheery “Somehow, Some Way, Some Day.” Brad Parsons’ vocals took the song to the next level, and again, the euphoria of the musicians was contagious as Brad Parsons and Kellen Asebroek bounced around the stage grinning. The five members of Fruition closed out the second set with a truly beautiful and moving version of “The Meaning.” As the crowd sang out the line “Life’s for the living,” Kellen laughed, clearly caught off guard to some extent by the crowd’s response. The song was a perfect cap for the set, and the packed theater went wild at its conclusion.Watch Fruition’s “Somehow, Some Way, Some Day” with Brad Parsons, courtesy of Tory Pittarelli at the Mischief Collective.For the encore, Fruition played the Beatles’ “I Got A Feeling,” during which Mimi and Jay switched off vocals and, at points, shared the same mic. For the last song of the night, Jay noted that they “had to play their Colorado song” before the band moved into an a capella harmony that kicked off “Meet Me on the Mountain.” Mimi and Jay both used the song as a time to get up close and personal with the pit, taking a knee at the front of the stage during their solos. The song closed with the house lights being brought up, and the crowd singing the chorus a capella, solidifying the night as a truly magical one.It’s easy to understand why Fruition’s fan base has grown so quickly over the years and is so dedicated to the band, as anyone who gets a chance to see them falls in love with their eclectic mix of musical stylings and heartfelt and playful stage presence. To the people that I spoke to during and after the show, many noted that Fruition has an ability to evoke such a range of sincere emotions in those listening, and Friday’s show at the Ogden was certainly no different. If you have the chance, do yourself a favor and check out Fruition during their upcoming tour dates, which are listed below and on the band’s website.All photos appear courtesy of Rios Photography.Listen to the whole show below, courtesy of Terry Lapointe:Setlist: Fruition at the Ogden Theatre in Denver, CO – 10/21/16Set I: Labor of Love, The Wanter, I Can’t Stop, I Don’t Mind, The Way That I Do [1], Blue Light, Mountain Annie, Beside You [2], Montana* [2, 3], Stay Close [3], Highway 1 [4]Set II: There She Was, Santa Fe, Never Again, Come On, Get In, Just One of Them Nights, Lay Down Blues, Early Morning Wake Up [5], Fire > Ohio > Fire [5], I Should Be, Daddy Lessons** [6], Nothing But Flowers*** [1, 6], Falling on my Face [6], Somehow [7], The MeaningEncore: I Got A Feeling****, Meet Me on the Mountain[1] Jason Hann on percussion[2] Bevin Foley on violin[3] Brad Parsons on guitar and vocals[4] Andy Hall on dobro[5] Larry Keel on guitar[6] Andy Thorn on banjo[7] Brad Parsons on vocals*Brad Parsons original**Beyonce cover***Talking Heads cover****Beatles coverFruition Upcoming Tour DatesOctober 22 – Aspen, CO – The Belly UpOctober 27 – Live Oak, FL – Suwanee HulaweenNovember 4 – Atlanta, GA – Variety PlayhouseNovember 5 – Athens, GA – Georgia TheatreNovember 6 – Jackson, MS – Duling HallNovember 9 – Baton Rouge, LA – Varsity TheatreNovember 10 – San Antonio, TX – Aztec TheatreNovember 11 – Houston, TX – House of BluesNovember 12 – Austin, TX – Emo’sDecember 29 – Portland, OR – The Wonder BallroomDecember 30 – Portland, OR – The Wonder BallroomDecember 31 – Portland, OR – The Wonder Ballroom Load remaining images Photo: Andrew Rioslast_img read more

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Umphrey’s McGee Continued Their Jake-Less Run With A Wild Performance With Joshua Redman And Spafford [Recap / Setlist]

first_imgUmphrey’s McGee soldiered on with their Jake Cinninger-less run of shows through the northeast with a strong two-set performance at the Palace Theatre in Albany, NY. They were joined once again by modern jazz saxophonist Joshua Redman, who would perform huge chunks of both sets with the band, as well as opening act Spafford, who delivered another lights-out set to start things off.Spafford’s opening set was short but sweet. Hitting the stage at 7:30 pm, the band weaved three songs into their 40-minute support slot. Kicking things off with “Funkadelic”, the real improvisational fireworks came during “Salamander Song”, which featured a lengthy sit-in from Joel Cummins of Umphrey’s McGee. Spafford finished their set with an energetic take on “Lonely”.Umphrey’s McGee opened their first set with a trio of classic tunes dating back to their early days. “Divisions,” “Prowler,” and “2nd Self” were all debuted between 1998 and 2000, continuing Umphrey’s feature of older songs while Jake Cinninger continues to be on the sidelines with the flu. Joshua Redman emerged in time for a rare “The Weight Around,” which was performed for the first time since September 2016, and only the thirteenth time since it’s debut in 2010. Redman would remain on stage for the rest of the set. “Gone For Good” followed, a relatively newer song that has been making its way into regular rotation after its debut on New Year’s Day in 2016. The set was brought to a close with two of the band’s biggest multi-sectional progressive songs, the reggae-tinged “Higgins” and an out-of-this-world version of “Ocean Billy”.To start set two, Redman joined the band for an interesting “1348”. The song contains one of the most famous duel-guitar moments in Umphrey’s McGee’s catalog, but Redman slotted into Cinninger’s empty spot to complete the harmony and make the song whole. It’s been an adventure watching Umphrey’s navigate their catalog without Cinninger, making the best out of a situation that’s out of their control, and perhaps this performance of “1348” found them fully comfortable on stage. “1348” then wandered off into a “Jimmy Stewart”, another segment typically led by Cinninger’s hand signals.The organized improv segment then transitioned into a fun and jazzy version of “Intentions Clear”, which was followed by the completion of “1348”. Redman stuck on stage for one more song, an epic “Walletsworth”, before taking his bow and finishing off his guest appearance. The band then hit a wild version of “40’s Theme”, which is typically sung by Cinninger, but was taken over by Cummins for a truly unique version of the song. Umphrey’s then brought the set to its conclusion with a version of “In The Kitchen” that slowly moved into “Don’t You Forget About Me” by Simple Minds. For the encore, Umphrey’s busted out a song written by Cinninger and his band Ali Baba’s Tahini, “Resolution”, which then moved back into the closing stanza of “In The Kitchen”.Joshua Redman finishes his guest spots with Umphrey’s McGee tonight with a show at Anthology in Rochester, NY. Umphrey’s and Spafford will continue their tour together next weekend with three shows in Michigan. See below for full setlists from Umphrey’s McGee and Spafford from the Palace Theatre. Umphrey’s McGee | Palace Theatre | Albany, NY | 1/28/17Set One: Divisions, Prowler > 2nd Self, Weight Around[*], Gone For Good[*], Higgins[*], Ocean Billy[*]Set Two: 1348[*] > Jimmy Stewart[*] > Intentions Clear[*] > 1348[*], Walletsworth[*], 40’s Theme, In The Kitchen > Don’t You Forget About Me[#]Encore: Resolution > In The Kitchen* with Joshua Redman on Saxophone# Simple Minds coverSpafford | Palace Theatre | Albany, NY | 1/28/17Funkadelic, Salamander Song[*], Lonely* w/ Joel Cummins of Umphrey’s McGee on keyboardlast_img read more

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Inaugural Cobblestone Live! Announces 2-Day Festival Lineup With Moon Taxi, Aqueous, And More

first_imgCobblestone Live! is a new two-day summer music festival, which will be bringing some of our favorite artists to Buffalo, New York, on July 15th and 16th. The festival, which takes place and gets its name from Buffalo’s historic Cobblestone District, will have three stages: one main outdoor stage that will effectively shut down a street in-town as well as two smaller stages in Buffalo Ironworks and Lockhouse Distillery.We are stoked already for Cobblestone Live!’s inaugural lineup, which is slated to be bringing fan favorites such as Aqueous, Moon Taxi, Moon Hooch, Real Estate, The Hip Abduction, Solidisco, and others into town for the weekend. Furthermore, if this line-up doesn’t get you there, perhaps the cause behind Cobblestone Live! will. The festival will function as a fundraiser for Planned Parenthood, letting attendees feel good as they get down. You can check out the full lineup below, get more information via the event’s website, and buy tickets here.last_img read more

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Fleet Foxes Announce Spring 2018 Tour

first_imgSeattle-native indie-folk outfit Fleet Foxes have announced their first U.S. dates of 2018. The tour will take them through the Southeast over the course of 9 nights in March,  with performances scheduled in four Florida cities (Tampa, St. Augustine, Orlando, and Miami) as well as Charleston, SC, Jackson, MS, Memphis, TN, Mobile, AL, and New Orleans, LA. Finally, the band will play a one-off show at the Ryman Auditorium in Nashville, TN on May 21st.Fleet Foxes Share First New Song In Six Years, Announce Forthcoming AlbumBefore reconvening for their new 2017 album, the band had been on hiatus since the release of 2011’s Helplessness Blues. They spent much of 2017 on the road in support of Crack Up, wrapping an extensive North American trek in October. They are currently in the midst of a European tour, which will wrap with a show in Oslo, Norway tonight before the band heads to Falls Festival in Australia over New Year’s weekend.This past summer, Phish surprised their audience by incorporating a cover of Fleet Foxes’ “White Winter Hymnal” into their “Powdered Donut”-themed setlist. Pecknold acknowledged the out-of-left-field crossover in a series of Instagram comments, proclaiming it to be “so wild.” Later that week, during a performance in Portland, ME, he acknowledged the strange new Phish connection once again from the stage, mustering a brief nod to Phish’s “Bouncin’ Around The Room” before joking “oh on, um, we’re trying to learn–ok, this is a Phish song…what we’re about to play, this is a Phish song” and launching into “White Winter Hymnal”. Watch the video here.Tickets for Fleet Foxes 2018 concerts go on sale December 9th at 10 a.m. local time. Additional information is available on the band’s website.Fleet Foxes 2018 Tour DatesMarch 1 – Tampa, FL @ The Ritz YborMarch 2 – St. Augustine, FL @ St. Augustine AmphitheatreMarch 3 – Orlando, FL @ House of Blues OrlandoMarch 4 – Miami, FL @ The Fillmore at Jackie Gleason TheatreMarch 6 – North Charleston, SC @ North Charleston Performing ArtsMarch 9 – Jackson, MS @ Thalia Mara HallMarch 10 – Memphis, TN @ Cannon Center for the Performing ArtsMarch 11 – Mobile, AL @ Soul KitchenMarch 12 – New Orleans, LA @ Orpheum TheatreMay 21 – Nashville, TN @ Ryman Auditorium[Cover photo via Kyle Johnson for the New York Times]last_img read more

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Live Nation Offers $20 Tickets For ‘National Concert Week’ Promo

first_imgLive Nation has announced that its “National Concert Week’ promo will take place from April 30th to May 8th. This year’s deal will include $20 tickets to over 2,000 shows from Live Nation’s rosters of summer tours, which includes jam band favorites like Dead & Company and Gov’t Mule.Plenty of other artists will take part in the National Concert Week promo, such as Arcade Fire, Beck, Zac Brown Band, Ozzy Osbourne, Steely Dan & The Doobie Brothers, Weezer & Pixies, The Smashing Pumpkins, Prophets of Rage and many more. The deals will also extend to the non-musical realm, as $20 tickets to Joe Biden’s speaking tour are also on the table.Fans will be able to purchase their $20 tickets between 8am local time on Monday, April 30th and 11:59pm local time on Tuesday, May 8th. More information can be found via NCW.LiveNation.com.DJ Khaled explains National Concert Week.Nationally Touring Artists With Live Nation’s $20 All-In “National Concert Week” Ticket Offer:311 / The Offspring3 Doors Down / Collective Soul5 Seconds of SummerAlan JacksonArcade FireAvenged Sevenfold / Prophets of RageBackstreet BoysBeckBon JoviBrad PaisleyBreaking Benjamin / Five Finger Death PunchBush / Stone Temple Pilots / The CultCharlie PuthChicago / REO SpeedwagonChris BrownCoheed and Cambria / Taking Back SundayCounting Crows / LIVEDavid BlaineDead & CompanyDef Leppard / JourneyDierks BentleyDwight Yoakam / Lucinda Williams / Steve EarleEnanitos Verdes / Hombres GErasureForeigner / Whitesnake / Jason Bonham’s Led Zeppelin EveningGame of ThronesG-EazyGodsmack / ShinedownGov’t Mule / The Avett BrothersHall & Oates / TrainHalseyImagine DragonsJanet JacksonJason AldeanJeff Beck / Paul RodgersJoe BidenJuanes / Mon LaferteKeith UrbanKesha / MacklemoreKevin HartKid RockKIDZ BOP LIVE 2018KygoLady Antebellum / Darius RuckerLindsey Stirling / EvanescenceLogicLuis MiguelLuke BryanLynyrd SkynyrdMaroon 5Miranda Lambert / Little Big TownMs. Lauryn HillNEEDTOBREATHE / JOHNNYSWIMNiall HoranODESZAOzzy OsbourneParamorePentatonixPoison / Cheap TrickPost MaloneRascal FlattsRay LaMontagneRise Against / AFIRob Zombie / Marilyn MansonRod Stewart / Cyndi LauperShakiraShania TwainSteely Dan / The Doobie BrothersStyx / Joan Jett and the HeartbreakersThe Smashing PumpkinsThirty Seconds To MarsVans Warped TourWeezer / PixiesZac Brown BandView All Participating Artistslast_img read more

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Original Woodstock Promoter Hints At ‘Definite Plans’ For Festival’s 50th Anniversary

first_imgThis coming summer will mark the 50th anniversary of arguably the most well-known music festival in American pop culture history, Woodstock. The original three-day event took place in Bethel, New York back on August 15th-18th, 1969, when hundreds of thousands of music fans and adventurous souls of the counterculture generation made history by raising the bar for live entertainment and societal harmony.Rock nostalgia has become quite bankable amongst younger music fans in recent years, so it only makes sense that the original promoters of the famous festival have been making plans for a 50th-anniversary celebration. According to one of Woodstock’s co-founders, Michael Lang, those plans are a lot closer to becoming reality than most fans and ageing hippies might have imagined.According to a new interview with regional media outlet Poughkeepsie Journal, Lang and his associates have “definite plans” to host an event of sorts for the anniversary, although he didn’t go into any detail as to who could be involved and when/where exactly it would take place. Considering the huge popularity of music festivals and lifestyle events amongst today’s youth, Lang is surely hoping to cash in on what is definitely a great opportunity to reach a new generation of fans who are quick to open their wallets for a ticket—especially if older, legacy acts are on the bill.While Lang sounded quite optimistic and confident in the interview, he also went on to admit that an anniversary event “is not a done deal yet,” but assured the outlet that plans are “very close” to being finalized. Any event that does come into fruition however, will be focused around themes of sustainability, activism and social justice, according to Lang, something from which our modern society could surely benefit.Artists and Fans at Woodstock – August 1969[Video: uraass2utube]The news comes almost a year after it was initially reported that the state had granted the Bethel Woods Center for the Arts (including the original Woodstock grounds) with a grant of $689,063 courtesy of New York’s Regional Economic Development Council. The money was earmarked to be used for on-site improvements and to keep the historical site up to working maintenance for smaller concerts and music-loving tourists in addition to possible large-scale concert events. The grant could also be the state’s way of ensuring that organizers like Lang don’t stage another disaster like Woodstock ’99. The recent report also pointed out that Lang is not officially affiliated with Bethel Woods Center for the Arts, so any potential event from Lang and his camp may be separate from whatever celebrations the venue itself has planned.It’s also worth noting that the official Woodstock social media accounts updated their imaging to the 50th anniversary theme earlier this week. A Facebook event hosted by the Hudson Valley for what appears to be the official event home for a 50th anniversary concert was also launched this week. The event’s “About” section clearly states, “The 50th anniversary of the Woodstock music and art festival is happening in 2019! Celebrate the landmark anniversary of the cultural touchstone. Woodstock’s 50th anniversary is set to feature live performances from renowned artists spanning multiple genres and decades.”Several of the original artists who played Woodstock in 1969 are not only still alive, but also still active and could conceivably make an appearance at the 50th anniversary. That list includes Joan Baez, Santana, surviving members of The Who and Grateful Dead (who play their old catalogs of hits and tour annually), Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young, Ten Years After and Country Joe McDonald, just to name a few.[H/T Stereogum]last_img read more

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Cory Henry, MonoNeon, Scott Metzger, Nikki Glaspie, Skerik Get Funky On Stevie Wonder Cover At Brooklyn Comes Alive [Pro-Shot Video]

first_imgOn September 28th, 2018, Brooklyn Comes Alive returned to three fan-favorite venues in Brooklyn’s Williamsburg neighborhood for a marathon day of music jam-packed with one-time-only collaborations from more than 50 of the most talented artists on the road today.One of the day’s most exciting mix-and-match sets was the debut of a super-funky quintet comprised of Cory Henry (Snarky Puppy, Cory Henry & The Funk Apostles), Nikki Glaspie (The Nth Power), Scott Metzger (Joe Russo’s Almost Dead, Wolf!), MonoNeon (Prince, Ghost-Note), and Skerik at Brooklyn Bowl.Though this crew had never before played together, the collective talent of these musicians jumped off the lineup page from the moment it was announced, making it an early favorite to be one of the day’s best sets. Unsurprisingly, the performance did not disappoint, as Cory Henry, Nikki Glaspie, Scott Metzger, MonoNeon, and Skerik delivered a jaw-dropping display of musicianship for the gathered crowd.Take, for example, their expertly extended rendition of Stevie Wonder classic “Living For The City”. The 15-minute jam saw each of the band’s skilled members take a chance to shine on their respective instruments, with Henry charismatically filling Stevie’s bandleader/vocalist role from behind his keyboard rig. Listening to this group put a new spin on this beloved classic, you’d think they’d been playing it together for years. It makes the fact that several of them met just minutes before the set all the more mind-blowing.Thankfully, we have professionally shot, multi-cam footage of the song, so we can relive it over and over again. Check it out below:Cory Henry, Nikki Glaspie, Scott Metzger, MonoNeon, Skerik – “Living For The City” [Stevie Wonder cover, Pro-Shot][Video: Live For Live Music]Stay tuned for more pro-shot videos and premium content from Brooklyn Comes Alive 2018 coming soon. Until then, try this on for size:Related: Watch MonoNeon, Sput, Lyle Divinsky, & More Pay Tribute To Prince At Brooklyn Comes Alive [Pro-Shot Video]last_img read more

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Lotus’ Concert Films From 2016 & 2017 Red Rocks Performances Now Available On Demand

first_imgLotus announced on Wednesday that the pro-shot concert films of their 2016 and 2017 performances at Denver’s Red Rocks Amphitheatre are now available to rent or purchase on demand. The instrumental-based rock band had performed at the famous outdoor venue on September 17th, 2016, and again on September 16th, 2017, with both shows helping to support the July 2016 release of their Eat the Light studio album.Both films come with over two hours of live footage, in addition to some pretty cool behind-the-scenes backstage b-roll. Both films can also be rented for a one-week streaming period for $3.95, or purchased to stream/download at any time for a manageable cost of just $9.95.The September 2016 concert featured live performances of then-new songs from the album into the night’s setlist, including “Suntan”, “Anti-Gravity”, “Sleep When We Are Dead”, and “Eats the Light”. The show that evening featured one long set of 13 songs, with an additional performance of “What Did I Do Wrong” during the encore. The 2017 concert was a completely different show production, as that evening’s performance consisted of 13 songs over two sets, with no encore. Fans can click here to revisit what went down in the Colorado mountains that evening in 2017.Fans can watch the trailers for the two concert films in the videos below.Lotus – Red Rocks 2016 – Official Trailer[Video: Lotus Vimeo]Lotus – Red Rocks 2017 – Official Trailer[Video: Lotus Vimeo]Lotus released a new album with its own documentary late last year when Frames Per Second arrived on December 5th. The 1-hour and 42-minute documentary is also available to rent or purchase on Vimeo. Lotus will begin a two-night run at the Town Ballroom in Buffalo, NY this weekend on February 8th and 9th. Fans can head to their website to purchase tickets to all of their upcoming winter 2019 performances.last_img read more

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Jeff Lynne’s Electric Light Orchestra Adds Dhani Harrison To 2019 Summer Tour

first_imgOn Monday, decorated British singer/songwriter/multi-instrumentalist Jeff Lynne announced that multi-instrumentalist, singer-songwriter Dhani Harrison will join his North American Electric Light Orchestra summer tour as the opening act on all 20 dates. The upcoming tour comes on the heels of Lynne’s first North American tour since 1981, the better part of four decades ago.Harrison released his debut solo album In///Parallel in 2017 and most recently scored HBO’s four-part documentary series “The Case Against Adnan Syed”, which premiered March 10th.The tour begins July 20th, 2019, at Anaheim, CA’s Honda Center, before making stops in Sacremento, San Jose, Vancouver, Tacoma, and Portland, June 22nd-29th. The tour will then head south to Nashville’s Bridgestone Arena on July 3rd, before making stops in Atlanta, Tampa, Sunrise, Washington D.C., Philadelphia, and Newark, July 5th-16th. After hitting Toronto’s Scotiabank Arena on July 18th, the band will wrap up their 20-date tour with Midwest performances in Detroit, Grand Rapids, St. Paul, Chicago, Columbus, and Pittsburgh, July 20th-August 1st.Known as one of the most iconic forces in music history, Jeff Lynne’s ELO has spent the last two years with a critically acclaimed and chart-topping album, a sold-out run of U.K. and European shows, as well as a 2017 induction into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.For ticketing and more information, head to the ELO website.Jeff Lynne’s ELO 2019 North American Tour Dates:06/20 – Anaheim, CA @ Honda Center06/22 – Sacramento, CA @ Golden 1 Center06/24 – San Jose, CA @ SAP Center06/26 – Vancouver, BC @ Rogers Arena06/28 – Tacoma, WA @ Tacoma Dome06/29 – Portland, OR @ Moda Center07/03 – Nashville, TN @ Bridgestone Arena07/05 – Atlanta, GA @ State Farm Arena07/07 – Tampa, FL @ Amalie Arena07/09 – Sunrise, FL @ BB&T Center07/11 – Washington, DC @ Capitol One Arena07/13 – Philadelphia, PA @ Wells Fargo Center07/16 – Newark, NJ @ Prudential Center07/18 – Toronto, ON @ Scotiabank Arena07/20 – Detroit, MI @ Little Caesars Arena07/23 – Grand Rapids, MI @ Van Andel Arena07/25 – St. Paul, MN @ Xcel Energy Center07/27 – Chicago, IL @ United Center07/30 – Columbus, OH @ Nationwide Arena08/01 – Pittsburgh, PA @ PPG Paints ArenaView Tour Dateslast_img read more

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Holidaze Is Taking A “Siesta” In 2019

first_imgCloud 9 Adventures has announced that their annual Holidaze event will not be returning in 2019.The Holidaze tradition started back in 2007 with host bands Umphrey’s McGee and The Disco Biscuits, creating what would be the first concert vacation of its kind. The “Holidaze family” eventually expanded with STS9 as another host band, along with a reliable rotation of up-and-coming bands, thousands of loyal fans, and various locations, including the Caribbean, Mexico, and the Dominican Republic.According to the company’s announcement, Holidaze is taking a “siesta in 2019,” but will return the “following winter” for what will be the “best Holidaze experience yet”. Read the full message:In related news, yesterday, Cloud 9’s Jam Cruise detailed their plans for their 18th-annual voyage, setting sail January 7th–12th, 2020. Returning to the MSC Divina for the first time since 2016, the boat will make port stops in Ocean Cay, Bahamas and Costa Maya, Mexico after embarking from Miami, FL. In addition, after expanding to six days and three port stops for Jam Cruise 17, this year’s cruise will return to its previous 5-day, 2-port schedule.For all Cloud 9 Adventures news, head to their website.last_img read more

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The boys are back in town

first_imgIt’s fall, and the boys are back in town. Harvard Football returns to the field, to the bright lights, and to electric, muscular action on Sept. 18 with its first game against Patriot League champion Holy Cross at 7 p.m.  The home game will usher in the Crimson’s 137th football season, and with it a new chance to build on the team’s successful legacy.The period just ended was dubbed the “decade of dominance” for the Crimson, who were ranked as the second-winningest team in the nation in their subdivision. In this preseason, confidence in the Crimson has been high.During the Ivy League’s annual media day in August, Harvard was selected by national media as the likely winner of the Ivy League championship this fall. Quarterback Collier Winters’11 and defensive back and captain Collin Zych ’11 earned accolades from the Sports Network, which named them preseason Ivy League Players of the Year. The network picked the Crimson to finish second, and selected Winters as the league’s top offensive threat and Zych as its top defender.But a recent practice injury to Winters makes for an uncertain future. Head coach Tim Murphy is hopeful, but cautious, calling the team a work in progress.“The kids have done a good job in the preseason, and overall the work ethic has been impressive,” said Murphy. “All in all, our attitude has been outstanding, and we have great leadership from our captain Collin Zych and the senior class in general.”Under Murphy, the Crimson posted the second-highest national winning percentage in the Football Championship Subdivision and seventh-highest in all of Division I. With a record of 76-23, Harvard’s .768 winning percentage from 2000 to 2009 trailed only Montana, while Football Bowl Subdivision schools Texas, Boise State, Oklahoma, Ohio State, and Florida were the only schools to finish in front of the Crimson.“Defensively we are ahead of the offense at this stage, but I fully expect us to be a strong offensive team. But we have to gel to get there,” said Murphy. “We need to be a mentally and physically stronger and tougher team than we were a year ago to beat the very best teams on our schedule.”All five of Harvard’s home games will be streamed live at GoCrimson.com, with play-by-play commentary from Bernie Corbett. In a new offering this season, member fans will be able to watch the complete games as archived events, starting a few hours following each contest.For more on Harvard football, and to view a complete game schedule, visit GoCrimon’s website.last_img read more

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