Ween Caps Off NYC Run With Incredible Performance [Videos/Setlist]

first_imgLast night, Ween wrapped up their three-night residency at Terminal 5 with one of their best shows yet, as the group’s reunion efforts have been nothing short of incredible. The run marks the first shows in New York since Halloween of 2011, and the band has truly gone the extra mile in their reunion. With extended setlists, acoustic breaks, bust outs and more, the band is unstoppable.Speaking to the Ween Appreciation Group after the show, Mickey Melchoindo Jr., aka Dean Ween, reflected on the run, saying “colorado was magical–you only get one shot at a reunion show, but i’ll take the nyc run, and especially tonight, from my angle—the layout of terminal 5 (although i know u don’t like it) made it feel like a church…of boognish. from the stage that’s how it felt for me.”The Church of Boognish was in full swing, featuring 29 total songs including classics like “Push th’ Little Daisies, “Spinal Meningitis (Got Me Down),” “Israel,” “I Can’t Put My Finger On It” and more. The show featured a four-song acoustic set as well, with “Joppa Road,” “Sorry Charlie,” “Drifter in the Dark,” and “She Fucks Me.”The set ultimately wrapped up with “Fluffy,” and a two-song encore of “Fiesta” and “Poopship Destroyer” put a cap on a great run of music. Check out some video highlights below: Check out the setlist below, via Brownbase:Setlist: Ween at Terminal 5, New York, NY – 4/16/16Set: Strap on That Jammy Pac, She Wanted to Leave, Push th’ Little Daisies, Now I’m Freaking Out, With My Own Bare Hands, Fat Lenny, Doctor Rock, Mister Would You Please Help My Pony?, Up on the Hill, Spinal Meningitis (Got Me Down), Did You See Me?, Zoloft, Israel, Waving My Dick in the Wind, I Got to Put the Hammer Down, Exactly Where I’m At, Back to Basom, I Can’t Put My Finger on It, Squelch the Weasel, Don’t Laugh (I Love You), Joppa Road*, Sorry Charlie*, Drifter in the Dark*, She Fucks Me*, Ice Castles, The Final Alarm, FluffyEncore: Fiesta, Poopship Destroyer*acoustic– Gener on acoustic for Squelch the Weasel and Don’t Laugh– Deaner on bass for Don’t Laugh– Gener on harmonica on Drifter– Deaner switches to electric during She Fucks Melast_img read more

Ten Songs We’d Love To See Phish Play On Their Upcoming West Coast Run

first_img2. Spanish MoonAsk any phan what song they’d like to see brought back from Phish’s famous Halloween musical costumes, and “Spanish Moon” will almost always be mentioned. This track from Little Feat‘s Waiting for Columbus is as exciting as it gets, and was arguably the highlight of the Halloween run in 2010. With its driving, yet funky vibe, passionate vocals, and a ripping guitar solo as the cherry on top, people would lose their mind if Phish were to bust out this incredible song on this upcoming West Coast leg of their tour.Watch Phish perform Little Feat’s “Spanish Moon” at Boardwalk Hall in Atlantic City, NJ on 10/31/2010, courtesy of YouTube user HarpuaFSB: After closing out the East Coast leg of their Summer tour with a trio of classic shows, Phish now moves West to play at The Gorge, Bill Graham Civic Center in San Francisco, The Forum in Los Angeles, and Sleep Train Amphiteatre in Chula Vista, CA. As many fans prepare to trek to The Gorge to kick off the run, we can only wonder what Phish is has in store for us. With Phish busting out rare songs left and right this summer, including four songs that haven’t been played in over 200 shows, the anticipation is at an all time high.With that in mind, we decided to go through Phish’s extensive catalog of songs and figure out what they might have up their sleeves for the next seven shows. We picked out our top ten bust outs, covers, or rarities that would make this run one for the ages. Check out the list below, and get pumped for Phish to return to the Wild West!10. Torn and FrayedThis classic country-tinged tune by The Rolling Stones came into Phish’s catalog during Festival 8’s Exile on Main Street set, and was played six more times over the next three years. Now, the track has disappeared from setlists for a whopping 151 shows. It would be such a thrill to see the band bring this song back into the rotation.Watch Phish perform “Torn and Frayed” by The Rolling Stones at The DCU Center in Worcester, MA on 6/7/2012, courtesy of YouTube user notmkdevo:9. Sneakin’ Sally Through the AlleyThis Allen Toussaint composition always brings the energy. When Phish decides to bust this tune out, it’s always met with a roar from the crowd, and the band responds in kind with vocal jams and huge, soaring solos. Phish has played “Sneakin’ Sally” twice at The Gorge, and fans would love to see the song make its third appearance at the storied venue.Watch Phish perform “Sneakin’ Sally Through the Alley” at The Gorge in George, WA on 7/27/2013, courtesy of YouTube user 82bbrooks:8. Magilla The beloved instrumental track was the first track written by Page McConnell to make it into Phish’s catalog. After debuting in 1990, the band played the jazzy number 70 times before retiring it in 2003. Recently, Trey Anastasio has been performing the song with his solo band, giving the song some new life after a long time on the shelf. “Magilla” would be the biggest bust out original song of the summer, having not been played in 353 shows.Watch Trey Anastasio Band perform a cover of “Magilla” at The Beacon Theatre on 12/11/2014:7. Dinner and A MovieAn early staple of Phish’s repertoire, “Dinner and a Movie” has fallen out of Phish’s favor, having not shown up on a setlist since 7/21/2013, or 119 shows ago, and has only been performed seven times since the band reunited in 2009. Fans would surely welcome “Dinner and a Movie” back with open arms on this upcoming West Coast run.Watch Phish perform “Dinner and a Movie” on Northerly Island in Chicago, IL on 7/21/2013, courtesy of YouTube user shinepigeon:6. Pebbles and Marbles“Pebbles and Marbles” is a bit of a head-scratcher. It has all the ingredients of a Phish classic: a whimsical introduction, beautiful composition, and it almost always leads to a soaring jam…yet, it’s one of those songs that just never stuck in Phish’s rotation. The song has been performed only 18 times since its live debut in 2003, giving it bust-out status almost every time it’s been played in the 3.0 era. “Pebbles and Marbles” is a great song that deserves to get more playing time, and this West Coast run would be a great way to bring the song back into the fold.Watch Phish’s entire first set from 8/4/13 at the Bill Graham Civic Center in San Francisco, CA, courtesy of YouTube user LazyLightning55a (fast-forward to 1:14:13 for “Pebbles and Marbles”):5. MantecaPhish’s version of Dizzy Gillespie‘s “Manteca” always brings the crowd to its feet, with their funky interpretation of the jazz classic hitting the spot ever so perfectly. While the band rarely plays this fun track, with only three performances of the song in 3.0, Phish has noticeably teased “Manteca” tons of times in the past seven years. Phish also teased “Manteca” twice at past performances at The Gorge, with “Stash” on 7/16/1998 and “Gumbo” on 7/17/1998 both having noticeable “Manteca” quotes. The crowd would go absolutely crazy for a “Manteca” bustout on the West Coast.Watch Phish perform “Manteca” at Central Florida Arena in Orlando, FL on 11/14/1995, courtesy of YouTube user PhrankieC87:4. FoamWhat ever happened to “Foam”?! It used to be one of Phish’s most dependable first set songs, but as of now it hasn’t been performed since Halloween 2014, and has only appeared three times since 2012. With its interlocking melodies, funky slap-bass part, and excellent composition, “Foam” is a true favorite that has been sorely missed from Phish’s setlists, and a return to the West Coast would be a great time for the foam to start getting thicker again.Watch Phish perform “Foam” at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas, NV on 11/02/2014, courtesy of YouTube user LazyLightning55a:3. ShaftyWill Phish ever add this Story of the Ghost track to their song list? “Shafty” has been played only five times since its debut performance during 1998’s “The Island Tour,” and the funky song always leaves fans wanting more. Last appearing at Phish’s festival-closing, headlining performance at Bonnaroo, this upcoming run up-and-down the West Coast would make for perfect placement for them to bust out one of their rarest songs.Watch Phish perform “Shafty” at the Providence Civic Center in Providence, RI on 4/05/1998, courtesy of YouTube user silverchair97: 1. All Things ReconsideredThis twangy, playful 90’s staple has simply vanished from Phish’s catalog. “All Things Reconsidered” used to be a setlist regular, and was performed every two or three shows in 1992 and 1993. While this prolific period saw the band writing a horde of new songs that would go on to be classics, Phish slowly started to drop some of their older songs, and “All Things Reconsidered” was one of the victims of this change. By 1996, the song had become a rarity, and 1997 saw the song’s last performance, on 2/23/1997 while on Phish’s European tour. That’s 659 shows ago, giving the song an absolutely huge bust out potential. With Phish already busting out “Dear Prudence” after a 796 show gap, and with last year’s return of “The Landlady” after 768 shows on the bench, “All Things Reconsidered” seems to be in the perfect position to be brought back during this Western run.Watch Phish perform “All Things Reconsidered” at the Eastbrook Theatre in Grand Rapids, MI on 8/11/1993, courtesy of YouTube user heady groove:See you on the other side!last_img read more

Watch Phil Lesh & Oteil Burbridge Rock Grateful Dead Tunes With The Allman Brothers Five Years Ago

first_imgThe Allman Brothers Band hosted a benefit for ‘Tune in to Hep C,’ a campaign to raise awareness about the virus hepatitis C, at their favorited Beacon Theatre five years ago on July 27, 2011. In addition to founding member Gregg Allman, the night featured a slew of special guests, including Natalie Cole, David Crosby, Graham Nash, and Phil Lesh, who were also diagnosed with the disease.It was an epic night in music, with talents coming together and playing the songs of many. From Dr. John, Van Morrison, and Blind Willie McTell, to Bob Dylan, Sam Cooke, The Band classics – and that was just the first set, featuring the stirring vocals of Natalie Cole, and the piping solos of saxophonists Bill Evans and Ron Holloway. By second set, the seven man band welcomed David Crosby and Graham Nash for a couple of Crosby, Still, Nash, & Young covers, before the crowd went wild for a triple-Grateful Dead set closer, featuring none other than Phil Lesh himself.Looking back, it’s interesting to see Lesh step in for bassist Oteil Burbridge on his home turf, though the ABB bassist was quick to share vocals on the Grateful Dead parts. Enjoy some fan-shot footage below, courtesy of YouTube user btragal:Franklin’s Tower feat. Phil Lesh & Bill EvansShakedown Street feat. Phil LeshAlmost Cut My Hair w/ Cosby, Nash, and LeshIn Memory of Elizabeth ReedWhipping Post w/ Natalie Cole [courtesy of LazyLightning55a]The Allman Brothers @ The Beacon Theatre 7/27/11:Set I:Don’t Want You No More (The Spencer Davis Group cover)It’s Not My Cross to BearI Walk on Guilded Splinters (Dr. John cover)One Way Out (Elmore James cover)Into the Mystic (Van Morrison cover)Statesboro Blues (Blind Willie McTell cover)Blind Willie McTell (Bob Dylan cover)Black Hearted WomanA Change Is Gonna Come (Sam Cooke cover) (feat. Natalie Cole and Ron Holloway)The Weight (The Band cover) (feat. Natalie Cole and Ron Holloway)In Memory of Elizabeth Reed (with Bill Evans)Set II:Teach Your Children (Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young cover) (feat. David Crosby and Graham Nash)Guinnevere (Crosby, Stills & Nash cover) (feat. David Crosby and Graham Nash)Find the Cost of Freedom (Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young cover) (feat. David Crosby and Graham Nash)Cowboy Movie (David Crosby cover) (feat. David Crosby, Graham… more )Almost Cut My Hair (Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young cover) (feat. David Crosby, Graham… more )Shakedown Street (Grateful Dead cover) (with Phil Lesh)Sugaree (Jerry Garcia cover) (with Phil Lesh)Franklin’s Tower (Grateful Dead cover) (with Phil Lesh)Whipping Post (with Natalie Cole)Encore:Midnight Rider (feat. all guests)Will the Circle Be Unbroken? (feat. all guests)[Setlist via setlist.fm]last_img read more

Jonathan Scales Fourchestra To Play With All-Stars In November, Will Tour Asia As Musical Ambassadors

first_imgInnovative steel drummer Jonathan Scales has put together an exciting all-star lineup for his newest Fourchestra tour, backed by Prince bassist MonoNeon, Snarky Puppy drummer Robert “Sput” Searight and former Nth Power percussionist Weedie Braimah. The group will be touring through November, kicking off a seven-show run through the Southeast for some great music.But that’s not all in the world of Fourchestra! The band was chosen out of 300 finalists to represent the U.S. as musical ambassadors through Asia. The U.S. Department of State chose the group to perform in China, Taiwan, Hong Kong and Indonesia in early 2017, bringing their virtuosic and free-flowing music all across the world. With such a fluid lineup for the Fourchestra, there’s no telling what will happen, but it’s all backed by the remarkable compositions and avant garde improvisation for which Scales is known.You can see the all-star November tour schedule posted below! Don’t miss out.NOVEMBER TOUR DATES:11/15 – Atlanta – Aisle 511/16 – Greenville, SC – Gottrocks11/17 – Charleston, SC – Charleston Pour House11/18 – Charlotte, NC – The Rabbit Hole11/19 – Raleigh, NC – Raleigh Pour House11/20 – Asheville, NC – Isis Music Hall11/21 – Nashville, TN – Michael Weintrob Studioslast_img read more

Joe Russo’s Almost Dead Close Out Weekend One At Brooklyn Bowl With A Bang [Videos]

first_imgLast night, Joe Russo’s Almost Dead completed the first half of their two-weekend, six-show residency at Brooklyn Bowl with a fantastic sold-out performance. Following their high quality performances from Thursday (the band’s milestone 100th gig) and Friday.The band eased in an improv intro to kick things off before landing on “Cassidy,” which flowed through jams on “Let It Grow” and “Born Cross Eyed” (featuring teases of teases of Bob Dylan‘ “Rainy Day Women #12 & 35). From there, the band segued into “Tennessee Jed,” undoubtedly one of the highlights of the evening. Watch video of “Tennessee Jed” below via nugs.net and Joe Russo’s Almost Dead, featuring an electrifying piano solo by Marco Benevento:After the building erupted for Benevento’s Tennessee Jed solo, Joe Russo gave Benevento his due praise, remarking, “How bout a hand for the inventor of the ‘Marco-rita,’ Marco Benevento! He likes standing on stuff, and he also likes jumping off of stuff. And Marco-ritas.” For those who were not in attendance, frozen “Marco-ritas” were a special menu item being sold at the bar during the show [pro tip: those bad boys are strong]. From there, the band debuted “Chuckles,” an original by guitarist Scott Metzger‘s band WOLF!, which included a “Tequila” interlude, likely another nod to the aforementioned Marco-inspired cocktails.From there, Metzger led the band through “Big River” before Russo took over vocal duties for a rendition of “Box of Rain.” Finally, set 1 came to a close with a top-notch “Althea” (featuring a Miles Davis “So What” tease as well as a full-band jam based on Led Zeppelin‘s “All of My Love) and a rip-roaring “Throwing Stones.”The band returned for set two with “Deal” sung by Tom Hamilton, much to the delight of the sellout crowd. That segued into a particularly interesting “Good Lovin,” featuring Marco and Scott trading teases of jazz standards like Miles Davis’ “Four” and Sonny Rollins‘ “St. Thomas” before the whole band broke into a jam on “Summer Lovin’,” the duet made famous by John Travolta and Olivia Newton John in the classic movie-musical Grease. From there, the band found their way back to the “Good Lovin’” theme, before continuing the “love” theme by flowing into a full-band jam on Led Zeppelin‘s “Heartbreaker,” the bands first live rendition of the tune. Check out pro-shot video of the set-opening “Deal” below, via nugs.net and Joe Russo’s Almost Dead:Entering the proverbial “fourth quarter,” the band was locked in and on fire as they all belted out the vocals to a surprisingly rocking “Cumberland Blues” (featuring a “Heartbreaker” tease and a “Slipknot!” jam). Finally, Joe Russo’s Almost Dead put an exclamation point on the weekend run with a fantastic “Terrapin” suite, injected with an energetic “The Other One” jam.After an incredible show, the band returned for an appropriate “One More Saturday Night” encore to send fans home after a successful weekend of great music and good lovin’. But fret not, eager JRAD fans–the band returns to Brooklyn Bowl for three more shows next weekend, with the help of Dead & Company bassist Oteil Burbridge! See you there!Setlist: Joe Russo’s Almost Dead | Brooklyn Bowl | Brooklyn, NY | 3/11/17 (via Joe Russo’s Almost Dead Facebook)Set One (9:30PM – 10:46PM):Jam @ ->Cassidy # (SM) ->Let It Grow Jam ->Born Cross Eyed Jam $ ->Tennessee Jed % (TH) ->Jam %% ->Chuckles ^ ->Tequila & ->Chuckles Reprise ^ ->Big River (SM) >Box Of Rain (JR)Althea (TH) * >Throwing Stones (SM)Set Two (11:18PM – 12:41AM)Deal (TH) >Good Lovin + (SM) ->Summer Nights Jam @@ ->Good Lovin’ Reprise (SM) ->Heartbreaker Jam ## ->Cumberland Blues $$ (All) ->Terrapin Station (TH) ->The Other One Jam ->Terrapin Suite (TH/JR) ^^ENC:One More Saturday Night (SM)@ – With a China>Rider Transition Jam Tease (TH)# – Unfinished$ – With “Rainy Day Women #12 & 35” (Bob Dylan) Teases (Band)% – With a Spoonful Tease (SM) & a lengthy Marco Solo that included “Chopsticks” that could become its own track%% – With “Big River” teases^ – WOLF!! Original, First Time Played By Almost Dead& – The Champs Original, First Time Played By Almost Dead* – With a “So What” (Miles Davis) Tease (SM) & a full band “All of my Love” (Led Zeppelin) Jam that could become its own track+ – With a back & forth between Marco & Scott that teased numerous jazz standards including “St. Thomas” (Sonny Rollins) & “Four” (Miles Davis)@@ – Olivia Newton-John & John Travolta / Grease Soundtrack Original, (AKA Summer Lovin’ – written by Jim Jacobs and Warren Casey). First Time Played By Almost Dead## – Led Zeppelin Original, First Time Played By Almost Dead$$ – With a “Heartbreaker” (Led Zeppelin) Tease (DD) & a Slipknot! Jam (Band)^^ – This is probably the 1st “split” Terrapin Suite, making me think that I should reassess how I note the full version of the song, vs. when they just play the first part that the GD usually played live…last_img read more

Red Hot Chili Peppers Release Dark New Music Video For “Goodbye Angels”

first_imgThe Red Hot Chili Peppers just released a new music video for the song “Goodbye Angels” off their 2016 album The Getaway. This latest music video alternatingly switches between a girl’s debauchery as she tries to sneak into a Red Hot Chili Peppers’ concert and live footage of the concert itself. Somewhat unsurprising for the slow-building and bittersweet song, its accompanying music video initially shows the girl during moments of liberation and euphoria, with the girl outrunning a security guard, stealing a bike and later a beer, making out with a girl in the bathroom (and stealing a pill that is later enjoyed at the show), and grinning as she sneaks backstage past Anthony Kiedis and Flea. As the girl’s pill kicks in, predictably, she rages the concert, and the footage highlights how sweet their lighting rig is for this past tour. However, the tone of these images shift, eventually leaving the girl alone, coming down hard, and literally weeping one lone tear the crew cleans up the arena after the show.Josh Klinghoffer Debuts Solo Rendition Of Radiohead Cover At Red Hot Chili Peppers Show [Watch]This latest addition to the Red Hot Chili Peppers music video catalog was directed by Thoranna Sigurdardottir aka TOTA and stars Klara Kristin as the wild girl. You can watch the Red Hot Chili Peppers latest music video for “Goodbye Angels” below. The Red Hot Chili Peppers are scheduled to kick off the next leg of their North American tour this weekend including a number of festival dates, most recently announcing on Monday that they’ll headline New York City’s Meadows Music Festival along with Jay Z and Gorillaz.Upcoming 2017 Red Hot Chili Pepper Tour DatesMay 11 – Pittsburgh, PA @ PPG Paints ArenaMay 13 – Cleveland, OH @ Quicken LoansMay 14 – Columbus, OH @ Schottenstein CenterMay 16 – Louisville, KY @ KFC Yum! CenterMay 18 – Indianapolis, IN @ Bankers Life FieldhouseMay 19 – Cincinnati, OH @ US Bank ArenaMay 21 – Kansas City @ Sprint CenterMay 23 – Des Moines, IA @ Wells Fargo ArenaMay 26 – Winnipeg, MB @ MTS CentreMay 28 – Edmonton, AB @ Rogers PlaceMay 29 – Calgary, AB @ Scotiabank SaddledomeJune 18 – Quebec, QC @ VidéotronJune 20 – Montreal , QC @ Bell CentreJune 22 – Hamilton, ON @ FirstOntario CentreJune 23 – Ottawa, ON @ Canadian Tire CentreJune 25 – Grand Rapids, MI @ Van Andel ArenaJune 30 – Chicago, IL @ United Centerlast_img read more

Charles Bradley Returns With Extensive Summer Tour Plans After 2016 Cancer Diagnosis

first_imgLast summer, after touring through Europe and playing a handful of high-profile domestic festival dates, Charles Bradley, the “Screaming Eagle of Soul,” was forced to cancel upcoming tour dates due to “serious illness.” Later in the year, it was revealed that Bradley had been diagnosed with stomach cancer. Subsequent dates were eventually scheduled, but those too were forced to cancel due to Bradley’s health issues.That’s what makes today’s announcement from the soul singer’s camp so exciting: This summer, Charles Bradley will return to the road with His Extraordinaires for several festival appearances including Sasquatch Festival and Bottle Rock Festival this weekend. The soul great is also set for NYC-area performances at Governors Ball and a Governors Ball pre-party at Brooklyn Bowl, as well as the inaugural Arroyo Seco Festival in Southern California, and more.The dynamic live performer has successfully completed treatment and has been given the go-ahead by his doctors to return do the stage following a stomach cancer diagnosis last fall. The 68-year old singer made his first live appearance post-treatment last month at the High Water Festival in Charleston, SC, and is ready and excited to get back out on the road.As Bradley notes in a statement about his return to the stage, “I am so grateful to my beautiful fans and touched by all the love and support they showed me through my crisis and time of sickness. They truly lifted me up and kept me going. I am honored and glad to be back and am going to give you all of my love.”While Bradley took time off from the road over the last few months, he was still very much present in pop culture. Three of his songs were used in the HBO hit series Big Little Lies, with additional high profile placements coming soon. He also appeared in last year’s Netflix series Luke Cage and in a spot during CBS Sports’ March Madness coverage. Bradley’s 2016 appearance on CBS This Morning: Saturday (interview, “Changes” // “Ain’t It A Sin”) was nominated for a 2017 Daytime Emmy award for “Outstanding On-Camera Musical Performance in a Daytime Program” earlier this year, and he has been nominated for several A2IM Awards including Best Live Act and Best Blues/Jazz/R&B Album (Changes).Charles Bradley released his critically lauded third album, Changes, on Daptone Records in April 2016. He performed shows across the globe and made a number of national television appearances including Conan and The Late Show with Stephen Colbert. He also returned to Austin, TX for SXSW where he delivered a show stopping set for NPR Music, had a touching conversation with NPR Morning Edition’s David Greene, and gave a politically-charged interview to Pitchfork, who named his cover of Black Sabbath’s “Changes” as a “Best New Track.”You can check out a full list of upcoming tour dates from Charles Bradley & His Extraordinaires below. For more info, or to purchase tickets, head to bradley’s website.CHARLES BRADLEY & HIS EXTRAORDINAIRES TOUR DATESMay 26 George, WA – Sasquatch FestivalMay 28 Sonoma, CA – Bottle Rock FestivalJun 01 Brooklyn, NY – Governors Ball Pre-Party @ Brooklyn BowlJun 02 New York, NY – Governors BallJun 03 State College, PA – Happy Valley Music FestivalJun 10 Asbury Park, NJ – Punk Rock Bowling @ Stone PonyJun 16 Monterey, CA – Monterey Pop 50th AnniversaryJun 22 Detroit, MI – Chene Park Amphitheater (with Joss Stone)Jun 24 Pasadena, CA – Arroyo Seco Music FestivalJun 30 Ottawa, ON – Ottawa Jazz FestivalJul 01 Waitsfield, VT – Friendly Gathering FestivalJul 04 Montreal, QC – Montreal Jazz Festival @ The MetropolisJul 07 Des Moines, IA – 80/35 Music FestivalJul 13 Chicago, IL – House Of VansJul 15 Birmingham, AL – Sloss Music & Arts FestivalJul 16 Louisville, KY – Forecastle FestivalJul 29 Philadelphia, PA – Xponential FestivalJul 30 Oro-Medonte, ON – WayHome Music & Arts FestivalAug 03 – 04 Portland, OR – Pickathon FestivalAug 05 Whister, BC – Wanderlust FestivalAug 06 Kaslo, BC – Kaslo Jazz FestivalAug 12 Missoula, MT – Travelers’ Rest Festival @ Big Sky Brewing CoAug 19 Wellston, MI – Hoxeyville Music FestivalAug 26 Pine Plains, NY – Huichica East FestivalAug 31 Salt Lake City, UT – Twilight Concert Series (with The Roots)Sep 04 Montauk, LI, NY – The Surf LodgeSep 16 Rio De Janeiro, Brazil – Rock In Rio 2017Sep 29 Lincoln, NE – Lincoln CallingOct 01 Long Beach, CA – Music Tastes Good FestivalOct 07 Santa Barbara, CA – Santa Barbara Polo & Wine Festival[Cover photo via Rex Thomson]last_img read more

Vulfpeck Returns To Los Angeles For Smokin’ Regent Theater Show [Photos/Videos]

first_imgOn Friday night, Vulfpeck made their highly anticipated return to Los Angeles, and boy, did they bring the funk with them. From start to finish, they played with endless energy and had everybody in the intimate downtown LA theater that is the Regent Theater dancing and singing (in harmony)! The night kicked off with the Jacob Mann Big Band, and they got the party started early. The 10+ piece band filled the stage and filled the room with the beautiful sound of blending horns and smooth piano from Jacob Mann. The highlight of their set came at the end, where a guest was brought up to do a five-minute long freestyle rap and nailed every line. Jacob Mann fed him random topics (the pinnacle of which was “Guisados tacos”) and the rapper didn’t miss a beat. Next up was Joey Dosik. He walked on the stage solo, which was a big change from the large band that was on before him, but he immediately commanded a presence onstage with his a capella opener. With each song, he added another member from Vulfpeck to the stage, culminating in an awesome rendition of “Game Winner,” where Joey’s smooth vocals combined with his fantastic storytelling to get the whole audience singing “Fourth quarter babe / I’ll hit the game winner.” He played well to the NBA Championship-hungry LA crowd, musing that Lonzo Ball will hit the game winner “when the Lakers play the Cavs in 2025.” Overall, Joey’s incredible talent shined throughout his set, and he left the audience hungry for more, which it would soon receive.Watch Trey Anastasio Jam “Rango” And Michael Jackson Cover With VulfpeckThe audience knew it was in for a quirky treat from the moment that Vulfpeck was introduced to the stage like a baseball starting lineup (“batting cleanup, on the Fender Precision Bass, hailing from Minneapolis Minnesota, Joe Dart!”). Then the first note of “Fugue State” rang out in the Regent, and the party really began. The funk flowed through the whole room as the band jumped between instruments effortlessly and soon the entire room was dancing to the beat. The band started with just four members on the stage — Jack Stratton on drums (and a wireless microphone headset), Theo Katzman on guitar, Woody Goss on keyboards, and Joe Dart on bass. But with each song, the band grew in size, adding new members to the stage. First came Cory Wong, playing electric guitar for the song that shares his name. Then they added Joey Dosik for “Smile Meditation.” After a few more songs, they were joined by the legendary Antwaun Stanley, who led the band in an energy-driven “1612.” Soon the stage was filled with talented musicians that brought relentless and contagious energy, making the small theater feel like an enormous dance hall.Once all of the band members were on stage, they brought up one more guest for “Funky Duck” — the “official choreographer” of the Funky Duck dance. She could move like no other, grooving to the bass and getting goofy with her dance moves. Suddenly, the band members on stage started a “duck hunt” and started searching for the funky duck in the theater. Soon everyone in the theater was looking around and lo and behold, Cory Wong appeared out of nowhere on the balcony behind the audience, jamming on his guitar! Even halfway through the show, Vulfpeck continued to be full of surprises.The next highlight of the evening came when Stratton jokingly introduced “Peckapella” — the a capella Vulfpeck cover group. The band came onstage without any instruments, and Katzman taught the “Back Pocket” chorus to the audience in three sections, giving each section a different harmonic to sing. Soon, the room was filled with a three-part harmony of “Back Pocket,” delighting the band members as they sang a flawless a capella rendition before running to their instruments and jamming out to their #1 hit song, much to the audience excitement.After that wonderful stint of audience participation, the band took a break and let Joe Dart take control of the stage on bass. He ripped out an epic seven-minute long bass solo, keeping the beat like a master and breaking it down. The band rejoined him without missing a beat as they transitioned into “It Gets Funkier.” Theo and Joe pushed the tempo up to breakneck speed, continually accelerating until it felt like they couldn’t go any faster, and then they kept going! Finally, Dart broke the pace and finished it off with a killer bass outro, resulting in a standing ovation from the fans. The climax of the show came with “Christmas in LA”, where once again, Katzman instructed the audience on three-part harmony for the chorus of “in L.A.!” It was as if the band was meant to play this song in the Downtown LA venue. They knew it, the audience knew it, and the energy in the room was unbelievable. Everyone was singing in harmony and it was evident that the band was having the time of their life, as were the fans. Truly an unforgettable rendition.Vulfpeck Welcomes Adam Deitch, Treats Denver To “Dubstep” Double Encore [Videos]The band ended on “Outro”, before taking a group bow to thunderous applause, leaving the audience with a nice beat to hum as they left the theater on an incredibly happy note. We definitely got more than we had bargained for, but still wanted even more funky jams. Until next time, Vulfpeck! You can check out photos from last night’s show below, courtesy of Brandon Weil.  Photo: Brandon Weil Load remaining imageslast_img read more

Mike Gordon Officially Announces New Album “OGOGO,” 17-Date Fall Tour

first_imgEarlier today, a brand new Mike Gordon song surfaced on Spotify. Mike’s guitarist and songwriting partner Scott Murawski confirmed that it was the first single off the Phish bassist’s upcoming fifth studio album, but official details about the new release remained unclear. Now, the (short) wait for information about the new album is over, as Gordon has shared all the specifics and announced a 17-date fall tour in support of the project.In a post on his Facebook page, Mike gives fans the low-down on the forthcoming LP, OGOGO, set to be released through Megaplum/ATO Records September 15th. OGOGO was recorded earlier this year in Boston and LA with Gordon’s regular touring band (Murawski, Robert Walter, John Kimock, and Craig Myers) and produced by GRAMMY-winning engineer Shawn Everett.Mike Gordon’s fall tour behind the album will begin on September 22nd at The Georgia Theater in Athens, GA, and will feature performances in Toronto and Chicago as well as a two-night tour-closing run in Boulder, CO on October 13th and 14th.A limited number of tickets will be available to fans via a real-time presale beginning tomorrow, Tuesday, July 11 at 10AM ET at http://tickets.mike-gordon.com (and ending Thursday, July 13th at 5PM ET). Tickets will go on sale to the public beginning Friday, July 14th at 10AM local time.For more information on the new album, OGOGO, or Mike Gordon’s solo band fall tour dates, head to Mike’s website.You can listen to the album’s first single, “Steps,” below via MikeGordonVEVO:You can see a full list of Mike Gordon fall tour dates below:Mike Gordon 2017 Fall TourFri 9/22 Georgia Theatre, Athens, GASat 9/23 Neighborhood Theatre, Charlotte, NCSun 9/24 Lincoln Theatre, Raleigh, NCTue 9/26 The National, Richmond, VAWed 09/27 College Street Music Hall, New Haven, CTFri 9/29 The Westcott Theater, Syracuse, NYSat 9/30 Phoenix Concert Theatre, TorontoSun 10/1 St. Andrews Hall, Detroit, MITue 10/3 Bells Eccentric Cafe, Kalamazoo, MIWed 10/4 20th Century Theater, Cincinnati, OHThu 10/5 The Vogue, Indianapolis, INFri 10/6 The Metro, Chicago, ILSun 10/8 Pabst Theatre, Milwaukee, WITue 10/10 Slow Down, Omaha, NEWed 10/11 Madrid Theatre, Kansas City, MOFri 10/13 Boulder Theater, Boulder, COSat 10/14 Boulder Theater, Boulder, CO[Cover photo via Mike Gordon Facebook]last_img read more

John Mayer Hits Atlanta’s Lakewood Amphitheater [Photos]

first_imgOn Thursday night, John Mayer took to Atlanta, Georgia, for a performance at Lakewood Amphitheater. Mayer is currently continuing his The Search For Everything World Tour in promotion of his similarly titled and recently released solo album after taking a break to go on tour with Dead & Company this summer. Similar to when Mayer toured earlier in the year for his solo tour, his performance in Atlanta was broken up into distinct segments featuring a full band, his trio, an acoustic portion. To close out the show, Mayer appropriately played “Why Georgia,” giving a nod to the location of the performance. You can check out photos from Mayer’s Thursday performance below, courtesy of photographer Emily Butler. Load remaining imageslast_img read more