Umphrey’s McGee Announces Spring Tour Dates With BIG Something

first_imgUmphrey’s McGee just never seems to stop! The band already had a full slate of 2017 tour dates, but they’ve gone ahead and added 11 more throughout late March into April.The band has added three nights of fun at the Riverside Theater in Milwaukee from March 30th through April 1st, including opening support from Midwestern jam group Earphorik on the 30th. They’ll pick back up on April 19th in Tulsa, and keep on rocking through April 29th in St. Augustine, FL. Joining the band on the April run will be NC-based jam group BIG Something, who continue to make waves with their unique sonic expressions. The April run also includes four nights at four venues in Florida, treating the Southern fans to some sweet jam rock n’ roll.The dates come between scheduled West Coast dates and the band’s summer plans, which so far include Summer Camp, Lockn’ and three nights at Red Rocks. You can see the new tour dates, below.The band’s full tour schedule can be viewed here. Tickets for the new dates go on sale tomorrow, January 11th, and all info can be found on Umphrey’s McGee’s website.Umphrey’s McGee 2017 Tour DatesJanuary 13th, 14th & 15th – The Tabernacle, Atlanta, GAJanuary 20th and 21st – The National, Richmond, VA*January 22nd – Penn’s Peak, Jim Thorpe, PAJanuary 26th – College St. Music Hall, New Haven, CT**January 27th – State Theatre, Portland, ME**January 28th – Palace Theatre, Albany, NY**January 29th – Anthology, Rochester, NY**February 3rd & 4th – The Fillmore, Detroit, MI*February 17th & 18th – Exploreasheville.com Arena, Asheville, NC^February 19th – The Orange Peel, Asheville, NCMarch 1st & 2nd – The Hive, Sandpoint, IDMarch 3rd & 4th – The Wilma, Missoula, MT#March 9th – The Depot, Salt Lake City, UTMarch 10th – Montbleu Theater, Stateline, NV*March 11th – Fox Theater, Oakland, CA*March 12th – Terrapin Crossroads, San Rafael, CA*March 16th – Marquee Theatre, Tempe, AZ*March 17th – Brooklyn Bowl, Las Vegas, NV*March 18th – The Wiltern, Los Angeles, CA*March 19th – The Observatory North Park, San Diego, CA*March 30th-April 1st – Riverside Theater, Milwaukee WI***April 19th – Cain’s Ballroom, Tulsa, OK^^April 20th – Stubb’s, Austin, TX^^April 21st – The Orpheum, New Orleans, LA^^April 22nd – House of Blues, Dallas, TX^^April 26th – Jannus Live, St. Petersburg, FL^^April 27th – House of Blues, Orlando, FL ^^April 28th – The Fillmore, Miami Beach, FL ^^April 29th – St. Augustine Amphitheatre, St. Augustine, FL^^May 26th-28th – Summer Camp Music Festival, Chillicothe, ILJune 30th – Red Rocks Amphitheatre, Morrison, [email protected] 30th – Red Rocks Amphitheatre, Morrison, CO%June 30th – Red Rocks Amphitheatre, Morrison, CO&August 24th-27th – LOCKN’ Music Festival, Arrington, VA* w/ Special Guest Spafford** w/ Special Guests Joshua Redman & Spafford^ w/ Special Guest Greensky Bluegrass*** w/ Special Guest Earphorik on 3/30^^ w/ Special Guest BIG Something# w/ Special Guest [email protected] w/ Special Guest Stick Figure% w/ Special Guests Snarky Puppy and Bokante& w/ Special Guest Bruce Hornsby & The Noisemakerslast_img read more

Eddie Vedder Appears As A Jingle Writer For New Chicago Cubs Advertisement [Video]

first_img[via Rolling Stone] It is no secret that Pearl Jam front man Eddie Vedder is a diehard Chicago Cubs fan. The Illinois native is often seen at Cubs games over the course of any given season, he wrote “All The Way” for the team back in 2007, has sung “Take Me Out To The Ballgame” at Wrigley Field on several occasions, and even jammed a cover of “The Weight” by The Band with Derek Trucks and Bill Murray at a party following the Cubbies victory in the World Series last year. Now, you can include “jingle writer” to that list of accolades.With the team having won their first World Series title in over a century this past season, Cubs superstars Kris Bryant and Anthony Rizzo have created the fake company Bryzzo Souvenir Co., which will deliver fans souvenir baseballs via the long ball. In a commercial for the company, the two have hired Vedder to create an ad jingle, who comes up with the tagline “Kiss it goodbye, that ball was Bryzzo-ed.” The two even recruited former Cubs catcher David Ross to work as an intern, delivering coffee and donuts. Check out the commercial below:last_img read more

STS9, Lettuce, Greensky Bluegrass, And More To Play 2018 Gem & Jam

first_imgGem & Jam will return to Pima County Fairgrounds in Tucson, AZ for a second straight year on January 25 – 28, 2018. The eclectic music festival has announced its first round of headliners, including: two nights of STS9, two nights of Lettuce; Greensky Bluegrass; Railroad Earth; Emancipator and [Br]eaking [Bi]scuits, which features members of the Disco Biscuits and Break Science.Additional artists new to the lineup include: Thriftworks; Masego; Random Rab; Michal Menert; Flamingosis; John Kadlecik’s Fellowship of the Wing; Govinda; Jade Cicada; Maddy O’Neal; Saqi; Ill Esha; Charlesthefirst; Modern Measure; Bass Physics; Marvel Years; Zoogma; Blunt Force; Safis Lab; Flying Skulls; Skydyed; Kyma; Adam Joel; Electric Feel; Smokovich; Endoplasmic; The Bennu; Neon Prophet Band; Jahmontee; SuDs; M/Q; Truth Cartel and GonzoFuZe.Located on 640 acres and just 20 miles south of downtown Tucson, the Pima County Fairgrounds is surrounded by nature and resides in a desert environment, creating an expansive setting perfect for Gem & Jam. The multi-stage music and arts festival will be offering increased capacity and camping options, including: onsite RV camping with hookups, boutique camping, car camping and walk-in camping. Additionally, Gem & Jam will be expanding on its experience with world-class visuals, unique stage designs, artist galleries, live paintings, experiential installations, daytime workshops, gem and mineral vendors and much more. Head to the festival website for all of the details.More artists to be announced soon, see the initial lineup below:last_img read more

The Disco Biscuits Celebrate 4/20, Are Honored With Special Banner At Philly’s Fillmore [Video/Photo]

first_imgPhoto: Andrew Scott Blackstein Photos: The Disco Biscuits | The Fillmore | Philadelphia, PA | 4/19-21/2018 | Credit: Andrew Scott Blackstein The anticipation inside The Fillmore for the start of The Disco Biscuits’ three-night Philly run was palpable, and the energy high as the Biscuits’ rabid fanbase was ready to kick off the party. For the first night of the run on Thursday, April 19th,  Jon “Barber” Gutwillig came out sporting a green and black Eagles 42 jersey and sunglasses, much to the delight of the hometown crowd.The opening set kicked off with a stellar “Caterpillar”, which was a preview of the night ahead. Marc Brownstein was driving the rhythm forward with his heavy basslines, as Aron Magner tore apart the keys with his spacey jams and Barber shredded on his guitar. As always, Johnny R. Goode provided the atmosphere for the night, taking his light show where only he can bring it.The set continued to pick up steam during a reggae-esque inverted “Aquatic Ape” before landing into the classic ’80s cover of Men Without Hats’ “Safety Dance”, eliciting a huge roar from the crowd. The raging rainbow laser lights during “Safety Dance” were the perfect touch, and the crowd was rocking so hard. Out of “Safety Dance”, it was back into “Caterpillar”, and then “Once The Fiddler Paid” to close out an amazing first night set one.Set two picked right up where set one left off, as they opened with a Biscuits favorite, “Little Shimmy in a Conga Line”. It is an otherworldly experience when the house lights drop off and the Biscuits take their jams to deep and dark places, and the second set contained many moments like this, with Barber carrying jams and letting loose while Brownie pushed the tempo forward on bass. Set two featured an unfinished “Rock Candy” and a take on “Pimp Blue Rikkis” before the band ended their non-stop musical madness by landing back into “Little Shimmy” and closing out the set with “Spy”. The nearly three and a half hour show finished with a rocking “Home Again” encore, which sent the satisfied crowd out into the Philly night and ready for the rest of the run.[Video: The Disco Biscuits]Setlist: The Disco Biscuits | The Fillmore | Philadelphia, PA | 4/19/2018Set 1: Caterpillar> Aquatic Ape [1]> The Safety Dance> Caterpillar, Once The Fiddler PaidSet 2: Little Shimmy In A Conga Line> Rock Candy [2]> Pimp Blue Rikkis> Little Shimmy In A Conga Line, SpyEncore: Home Again[1] inverted version | [2] unfinishedAfter a spacey and psychedelic ride on night one, the Biscuits returned to the Fillmore for night two of their three-night run. Following a triumphant opening set from Colorado’s Magic Beans, the Biscuits came out of the gates swinging with a set-opening “Helicopters”. This kicked the party into high gear, as Johnny Goode was terrific on the lights as always.The band dropped right out of “Helicopters” into an inverted “Little Betty Boop”,  then moved into relative rarity “Commercial Amen,” which was last played on March 21, 2010, marking a gap of 278 shows. “Little Betty Boop” went to some super spacey, far-out places, with Magner owning the keys and synths. After “Commercial Amen,” they took it right back into “Helicopters,” before closing out the raging first set with “Save The Robots.”The band came back after this fiery first set, opening with “Spraypaint,” and the dance party was in full effect again. “Spraypaint” was the perfect choice for the 4/20 show, with the opening lyrics: “Did you ever think about it that everyone gets lifted all the time?” The Biscuits followed that up with another relative rarity, busting out “Boom Shanker” for the first time since May 27, 2010, a gap of 262 shows. The second set continued to drive forward from there, with an inverted “Mulberry’s Dream” that whipped the crowd into a frenzy followed by takes on “Tempest” and “Tricycle”. They closed set two by finishing the “Spraypaint” that got set two started.The real treat during the Disco Biscuits’ Friday performance would come during the encore, as the Biscuits laid out a rousing and frenzied “After Midnight” cover that had the crowd ecstatic. But that wasn’t it: they would wrap the night up with “Spacebirdmatingcall,” once again leaving the Biscuits crowd hungry for more. The only question that remained: how could they top themselves for night three?[Video: The Disco Biscuits]Setlist: The Disco Biscuits | The Fillmore | Philadelphia, PA | 4/20/2018Set 1: Helicopters> Little Betty Boop [1]> Commercial Amen [2]> Helicopters, Save The RobotsSet 2: Spraypaint> Boom Shanker [3]> Mulberry’s Dream [1] > Tempest> Tricycle> SpraypaintEncore: After Midnight> Spacebirdmatingcall[1] inverted version | [2] last played 3/21/10 (278 shows) | [3] last played 5/27/10 (262 shows)To close out the third night, the Disco Biscuits returned to The Fillmore in truly proper form. Celebrating the close of their three-night hometown extravaganza, the Disco Biscuits were honored with a banner celebrating the fact that they’ve played the venue the most out of any other act—coming in a whopping nine times. To be fair and jokes aside, the venue is relatively new for those raising eyebrows, and even the band got in on the jokes during the banter before the second set’s closer of “Nughuffer”. Other notable moments included Allen Aucoin’s monstrous drum solo during the first set’s “Jigsaw Earth”, and overall, the show has been heralded as one of the better shows of the year.[Video: The Disco Biscuits]Setlist: The Disco Biscuits | The Fillmore | Philadelphia, PA | 4/21/2018Set 1: The Bridge, Jigsaw Earth> Munchkin Invasion> Jigsaw Earth, Therapy> Munchkin InvasionSet 2: Story Of The World> Astronaut> Abraxas [1]> Story Of The World, NughufferEncore: I-Man> Therapy[1] inverted versioncenter_img Load remaining imageslast_img read more

String Cheese Incident Debuts Original, Welcomes GRiZ, Glitch Mob, Cory Henry, Xavier Rudd, & More

first_imgThe String Cheese Incident is in the midst of hosting the first weekend of their beloved, fan-favorite music festival, Electric Forest, currently, which takes place each year in Rothbury, Michigan. The festival—though increasingly more electronic than the band that founded it—is one of the most popular music festivals in the country, in part due to its sprawling lineup of major players from the live music scene.On Friday night, String Cheese Incident performed a headlining show at Electric Forest and held nothing back in making sure it was a night to remember. For the first set on the night, the band offered up a number of fan-favorites, opening with two songs off 2001’s Outside Inside: title track “Outside and Inside”, which was followed up by the second song on the album, “Joyful Sound”. After an extended transition into “Rumble”, the band offered up “You’ve Got The World” before debuting a brand-new song, “Manga”.As percussionist Jason Hann explained on Facebook,“Manga” [is] the last name of incredible Cameroonian musician Andre Manga. He played bass on Paul Simon’s “Rhythm of the Saints” record. I was in his band when I first got to Los Angeles around 1998. I learned so much during that time. He’s also an awesome producer and he had me record on a bunch of projects of famous African musicians like Soukous Stars, Andre Marie Tala, and Prince Eyongo. It’s pronounced “Mahn-gah”… I played [“Manga”] when I put together the band Rhythmatronix, which Andre played in. I was so stoked he wanted to play in this group I put together. I wrote that to say “thanks.”On other note. In Cameroon, the popular music there is called “Bikutsi” and “Makossa”. “Manga” starts with a type of groove that I could picture Andre making up that doesn’t have a name, and then it goes into a style of music called “Soukous” – which is the popular music from the Congo. I was in a 9 piece Soukous band called Bitoto (rhymes with EOTO by coincidence) when I lived in San Diego in 1990—fronted by 2 singers from Congo, 1 singer from Kenya, and 1 singer from Rwanda. We all learned to write that style of music together, and that was a huge piece of my musical education.Hann also added that he would love for Andre Manga to sit in with String Cheese Incident at some point in the future, though Manga still resides in Cameroon most of the time.From there, the group laid out renditions of originals “Believe”, “Song In My Head”, and “Rollover”, plus a take on REM‘s “Superman”. While the first set of the day saw more traditional String Cheese fare for fans, the explosive nighttime performance featured an all-star cast of collaborators who sat in throughout set two and performed a range of unexpected covers.A crowd-pleasing rendition of original “Miss Brown’s Teahouse” opened the set, which sandwiched a take on Herbie Hancock’s “Chameleon” featuring the famed DJ and saxophonist GRiZ. An Everyone Orchestra jam came next, led by the technicolor conductor himself, Matt Butler, before the Shook Twins came out for a cover of Eurythmics’ “Sweet Dreams (Are Made Of This)” led in by “Sirens”.String Cheese Incident with GRiZ > Everyone Orchestra JamString Cheese Incident with Shook Twins – “Sweet Dreams”For Bob Marley’s “Exodus”, the band welcomed Xavier Rudd and Kevin Donohue of SunSquabi. “Valley of the Jig” moved into a take on Michael Jackson’s “Workin’ Day and Night”, which featured Cory Henry and Natalie Cressman. To close out the show, after “Rosie”, String Cheese Incident ended their second set of the day with The White Stripes’ “Seven Nation Army” featuring The Glitch Mob and Matt Quinn of Mt. Joy.String Cheese Incident with The Glitch Mob & Matt Quinn – “Seven Nation Army” Setlist: String Cheese Incident | Electric Forest | Rothbury, MI | 6/22/2018Set One: Outside and Inside, Joyful Sound > Rumble, You’ve Got The World, Manga%, Believe, Song In My Head > Rollover > Superman* > RolloverSet Two: Miss Browns Teahouse$ > Chameleon$ > Miss Browns Teahouse$, Everyone Orchestra Jam~, Sirens# > Sweet Dreams (Are Made of This)#, [email protected], Valley of the Jig > Workin’ Day and Night^, Rosie, Seven Nation Army&% = SCI original, debut* = REM cover~ = w/ Matt Butler$ = Herbie Hancock, w/ GRiZ# = Eurythmics w/ Shook [email protected] = Bob Marley w/ Xavier Rudd, Kevin Donohue (SunSquabi)^ = Michael Jackson w/ Cory Henry & Natalie Cressman& = White Stripes w/ The Glitch Mob & Matt Quinn (Mt. Joy)last_img read more

Lotus Releases First New Studio Album Since 2016, ‘Frames Per Second’, Announces New Tour Dates [Listen]

first_imgUPDATE: Additional information about Frames Per Second video components and accompanying tour dates has been added.If you’ve been paying attention to the social media channels of jamtronica favorites Lotus over the last week, you’ve probably noticed they’ve been gearing up for something big. Each day since Wednesday, November 28th, the band has posted an image of a colorful numeral, beginning at “7” and counting down toward “0” with each successive day. Today, Wednesday, December 5th, is the day to which the countdown has been pointing, and the pot of gold at the end of the rainbow is sure to get fans excited: Lotus has released a brand new album—Frames Per Second, their first studio release since 2016’s Eat the Light—and a 2019 tour to go along with it.INTERVIEW: Mike Rempel Talks Lotus’ New Album & Evolution, Side Projects, Disc Jam, & MoreFrames Per Second is a sprawling, 19-track release comprised of a mix of never-before-heard material and songs the band has been introducing and road-testing since the release of Eat The Light (like “Cold Facts”, “Bug Love”, “Faceblind”, “Cosmosis”, “Forgotten Name”, “Gifford’s Airship”, “Jiggle”, “Pachyderm”, and “And yet They Fight”).“Frames Per Second is a different project than we’ve ever made before,” shares bassist/composer Jesse Miller in a press release. “I hesitate to even call it an album. I see it more as a documentary of our current composing and playing. The guiding theme was the idea that we would record live in the studio with cameras filming. But, since it is not a concert with an audience, big sound system and flashing lights, the energy is very different. It is more intimate and introspective. We set up in a big circle with the primary camera in the center of the room, putting the viewer or listener directly in the middle of the band.”Adds keyboardist/composer Luke Miller, We recorded Frames Per Second live in the studio so we could capture the interplay between the members of Lotus. We’ve been performing together for many years, so there is a telepathy that happens when playing live. We left room for unscripted improvisation in the compositions, and recorded fast, in just four days, so we had to rely on listening to each other and reacting in real time. Documenting the album on video was a way to give listeners an up-close perspective of that process. For an instrumental album, seeing where the sounds come from and the physicality of actually manipulating the strings, keys, and sticks can be very insightful and add a layer of depth and enjoyment. And in a time where many things get digitized to death, musicians playing live in the studio can be a humanizing remedy.”You can listen to the new Lotus album below:Lotus – Frames Per Second – Full AlbumIn addition to the album itself, Lotus is releasing a studio documentary chronicling the recording of Frames Per Second at Rittenhouse Soundworks in Philadelphia. The documentary aims to “showcase Lotus in a pure, raw form performing live in the studio. You can watch a teaser video for Lotus’ Frames Per Second documentary below:Lotus – Frames Per Second – Studio Documentary Teaser[Video: Lotus]Lotus – Frames Per Second – Tracklisting1. Cold Facts2. Gasoline3. Bug Love4. MacGuffin5. Aquamarine6. Stranger Danger7. Cosmosis8. Faceblind9. Forgotten Name10. Fortune Favors11. Giffard’s Airship12. December Sun13. Cloak & Dagger14. Celluloid Swagger15. Gunk16. Jiggle17. Pachyderm18. Milk & Honey19. And yet They FightView Full TracklistingFinally, Lotus’ big news day is rounded out by the announcement of a new crop of 2019 tour dates in support of the new LP. The newly announced dates include a pair of shows in Philadelphia in January (1/25, 1/26) as well as multi-night stops in Buffalo, NY (2/8, 2/9) and Pittsburgh, PA (2/15, 2/16) in February. Lotus will pick back up in the spring with a three-night stand in Brooklyn, NY (4/4, 4/5, 4/6); a two-night stint in Washington, D.C. (4/19, 4/20); and a two-night Colorado run including a show at Denver’s Summit (4/26) and a tour-closing blowout at Red Rocks with Ghostland Observatory (4/27).Fan club tickets for Lotus’ newly announced tour dates are available now, and general on-sale begins on Friday, December 7th or Saturday, December 8th depending on the show. For full ticketing information, head here. Lotus Upcoming Tour DatesNewly announced dates bolded12/12-16/2018 – Puerto Morelos, Mexico | Holidaze 201812/28/2018 – Detroit, MI | The Majestic Theatre*12/29/2018 – Grand Rapids, MI | The Intersection*12/30/2018 – Chicago, IL | Park West*12/31/2018 – Chicago, IL | Park West*1/25/2019 – Philadelphia, PA | Union Transfer1/26/2019 – Philadelphia, PA | Union Transfer2/8/2019 – Buffalo, NY | Town Ballroom2/9/2019 – Buffalo, NY | Town Ballroom2/15/2019 – Pittsburgh, PA | Mr. Smalls Theatre2/16/2019 – Pittsburgh, PA | Mr. Smalls Theatre4/4/2019 – Brooklyn, NY | Brooklyn Bowl4/5/2019 – Brooklyn, NY | Brooklyn Bowl4/6/2019 – Brooklyn, NY | Brooklyn Bowl4/19/2019 – Washington, DC | 9:30 Club4/20/2019 – Washington, DC | 9:30 Club4/26/2019 – Denver, CO | Summit4/27/2019 – Morrison, CO | Red Rocks Amphitheatre^*with special guests El Ten Eleven^with special guests Ghostland ObservatoryView Upcoming Tour Dateslast_img read more

Jenny Lewis Details Forthcoming LP, Shares First Single “Red Bull & Hennessy” [Listen]

first_imgIndie rock singer and guitarist Jenny Lewis has detailed her forthcoming studio effort, On The Line, due on on March 22nd via Warner Bros. Records. The former Rilo Kiley member’s follow-up studio effort to 2014’s The Voyager will include an all-star backing band, featuring Ringo Starr, Ryan Adams, Beck, Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers keyboardist Benmont Tench, Don Was, Jim Keltner, and more.Jenny Lewis has also shared On The Line’s first single, “Red Bull & Hennessy”, ahead of the album’s spring release. According to Setlist.FM, Lewis first debuted the song in 2015, and performed it 12 times over the next year. The song has a retro vibe to it, with twangy, classic rock guitars and hard-hitting percussion work. Listen to “Red Bull & Hennessy” below:Jenny Lewis – “Red Bull & Hennessy”[Video: Jenny Lewis]Lewis has also added a handful of summer tour dates in support of Death Cab For Cutie, including stops at Portland, ME’s Thompsons Point (6/11); Burlington, VT’s The Green at Shelburne (6/12); New Haven, CT’s College Street Music Hall (6/14); Queens, NY’s Forest Hills Stadium (6/15); Detroit, MI’s The Masonic (6/18); Toronto, ON’s Echo Beach (6/20); Cooperstown, NY’s Ommegang Brewery (6/21); and a final show at Northampton, MA’s Calvin Theatre on June 22nd.Check out the tracklist for On The Line and a list of upcoming dates below and head to Jenny Lewis’ website for ticketing and more information.On The Line Tracklist01 “Heads Gonna Roll”02 “Wasted Youth”03 “Red Bull & Hennessy”04 “Hollywood Lawn”05 “Do Si Do”06 “Dogwood”07 “Party Clown”08 “Little White Dove”09 “Taffy”10 “On The Line”11 “Rabbit Hole”View On The Line TracklistJenny Lewis 2019 Tour Dates (newly added dates bolded):2/1/19 – Los Angeles, CA – Live From Here3/26/19 – Bloomington, IL – The Castle Theatre3/27/19 – Madison, WI – The Sylvee3/29/19 – St. Paul, MN – The Palace3/30/19 – Chicago, IL – Riviera Theatre3/31/19 – Nashville, TN – Ryman Auditorium4/2/19 – Iowa City, IA – Mission Creek Festival4/4/19 – Oklahoma City, OK – The Jones Assembly4/5/19 – Dallas, TX – Canton Hall4/6/19 – Austin, TX – ACL Live at the Moody Theater4/7/19 – Houston, TX – White Oak Music Hall4/9/19 – Baton Rouge, LA – Varsity Theatre4/10/19 – Jackson, MS – Duling Hall4/12/19 – Atlanta, GA – Variety Playhouse4/13-14/19 – Charleston, SC – High Water Festival5/10/19 – Las Vegas, NV – House of Blues5/11/19 – Los Angeles, CA – Hollywood Palladium5/13/19 – Tucson, AZ – Rialto Theatre5/14/18 – Albuquerque, NM – Kimo Theatre5/16/19 – Denver, CO – Ogden Theatre5/17/19 – Bellvue, CO – Mishawaka Amphitheatre5/18/19 – Salt Lake City, UT – The Commonwealth Room5/20/19 – Vancouver, BC – Commodore Ballroom5/21/19 – Seattle, WA – The Moore5/22/19 – Portland, OR – Crystal Ballroom5/24/19 – Napa, CA – BottleRock Festival5/25/19 – San Luis Obispo, CA – Fremont Theatre5/26/19 – San Diego, CA – House of Blues6/11/19 — Portland, ME — Thompsons Point *6/12/19 — Burlington, VT — The Green at Shelburne *6/14/19 — New Haven, CT —College Street *6/15/19 — Queens, NY — Forest Hills Tennis Stadium *6/16/19 — Prescott Park Arts Festival6/18/19 — Detroit, MI — The Masonic *6/20/19 — Toronto, ON — Echo Beach *6/21/19 — Cooperstown, NY — Ommegang Brewery *6/22/19 — Northampton, MA — Calvin Theatre* Supporting Death Cab For CutieView All Tour Dateslast_img read more

Dead & Company Shares Pro-Shot Video Of “If I Had The World To Give” Debut From 2017 Ohio Performance [Watch]

first_imgDead & Company is taking a well-earned rest this week after giving Deadheads and jam-loving snowbirds four days and nights of musical fun down in Mexico at the 2019 “Playing in the Sand” concert destination event last weekend. Prior to last weekend, the band announced that they would start rolling out the soundboard recordings from all of their performances throughout the fall 2017 and winter 2018 tours.As Dead & Company continues to share the audio from 2017-18 shows to streaming services every Friday, it appears they’ve spent some time perusing through their video vault as well. On Thursday, the band shared the pro-shot video of their first-ever performance of “If I Had The World To Give” (featuring bassist Oteil Burbridge on lead vocals) from their performance at Nationwide Arena in Columbus, Ohio back on November 25th, 2017.Related: Dead & Company Wrap Playing In The Sand With Fan-Favorites, Nod To Super Blood Wolf Moon The Robert Hunter/Jerry Garcia-penned Grateful Dead ballad initially appeared on the Dead’s 1978 Shakedown Street album. With this performance, Oteil proved once again that he could easily be considered the strongest vocalist in the band when he finds a Dead tune that fits within his range and comfort zone. The five-minute ballad stretches out to a relaxing seven-minutes in length in this version, as the band makes sure to take their time in reviving the Hunter/Garcia tune. This rendition also includes a pair of solos from John Mayer in the middle, and again towards the end to help ease listeners into the song’s closing notes. Fans can watch the entire performance in the freshly served video below.Dead & Company – “If I Had The World To Give” (Grateful Dead cover) – 11/25/2017[Video: Dead & Company]SiriusXM‘s ‘Tales From The Golden Road’ host Gary Lambert also provided his take on the live cover with some liner notes shared with the video’s debut on Thursday:“If you had to rank the most undeservedly obscure items in the Grateful Dead songbook, there would have to be a place high on the list for this lovely Garcia-Hunter collaboration, recorded and released as the closing track on the Dead’s “Shakedown Street” album in 1978, but performed onstage by the band only three times (all in that year), after which it mysteriously vanished from the repertoire. It was only after Oteil Burbridge emerged as a lead vocalist with Dead & Company that the song made its welcome return with this performance in Columbus.”Dead & Company will take the rest of the winter and spring months off before starting the Dead machine up again for their 2019 summer tour, which is scheduled to begin with a pair of gigs in Mountainview, California on May 31st and June 1st. Fans can click here for ticket info.last_img read more

PREMIERE: The Suffers Release Riveting Soul-Lathered “All I Want To Do” Video

first_imgEight-piece Houston, TX-based funk, soul, and R&B ensemble The Suffers have been all aboard a wild and exhilarating ride since their inception in 2011. The Suffers exploded onto the scene in 2015 with their dazzling Make Some Room EP, which was followed up by their critically acclaimed self-titled debut album in 2016. The band kept their noses to the grindstone with worldwide tours and late-night talk show appearances, finally releasing their highly anticipated sophomore LP, Everything Here, in July 2018.Everything Here is a compelling collection of 15 originals that pay homage to Houston, and even includes cameos from H-town rappers Paul Wall and Bun B. The album explores the many sides of love and relationships, as well as the strifes and struggles that are accompanied by the repetitive “9-5” lifestyle, while also celebrating the virtues of each band member’s individuality. Hurricane Harvey hit Houston hard in August 2017, with its devastation in many ways comparable to the catastrophic damage Hurricane Katrina unleashed on New Orleans in 2005. Everything Here provided a sonic tapestry for The Suffers to express their emotions in the wake of the devastating natural disaster.Despite some of the album’s dark and dreary themes, Everything Here encompasses all of life’s gifts and curses, as we see on the band’s soul-driven track, “All I Want To Do”. Written by drummer Nick Zamora while still in high school, “All I Want To Do” explores the virtues of following your heart. The octet leaves listeners with words to live by, as they proclaim, “If it don’t taste good, I don’t have to eat it. If it don’t fit well, I don’t have to wear it. And if it ain’t broke I don’t have to fix it.” The band’s powerful message is accompanied by a snappy snare beat, electrifying brass lines, and Kam Franklin‘s soul-lathered lead vocals.Franklin shares about the band’s ever-evolving progress and new video,The last 8 years have been a complete whirlwind for us. We’ve traveled the world, performed alongside our idols, and we’ve met so many incredible people along the way. Performing our music every night is a dream in itself, and this video showcases a small part of the incredible journey we’ve been on so far. We look forward to all the adventures to come.You can check out the Live For Live Music premiere of  The Suffers’ new “All I Want To Do” video below:The Suffers – “All I Want To Do”[Video: The Suffers]The Suffers are currently in the midst of an extensive tour. Check out a full list of the band’s upcoming tour dates below. For ticketing and more information, head to the band’s website.The Suffers 2019 Tour Dates:3/7 El Paso, TX at Lowbrow Palace3/9 Phoenix, AZ at Flying Burrito Festival3/11 San Diego, CA at Soda Bar3/12 Los Angeles, CA at The Echo3/14 San Francisco, CA at The Independent3/15 Petaluma, CA at The Mystic Theatre3/17 Portland, OR at Mississippi Studios3/19 Seattle, WA at Tractor Tavern3/21 Boise, ID at Treefort Festival3/24 Denver, CO at Globe Hall4/13 Dallas, TX at Homegrown Music and Arts Festival4/25 Baton Rouge, LA at Mid City Ballroom4/26 New Orleans, LA at One Eye Jacks5/4 Memphis, TN at Beale Street Music Festival5/19 Knoxville TN at Rhythm And Blooms Festival5/26 Austin, TX at Hot Luck Food and Music Festival7/14 Greenfield, MA at Green River Festival9/8 Knoxville, TN at Moon River FestivalView Tour Dateslast_img read more

Steely Dan Expands 2019 Fall Tour

first_imgSteely Dan has expanded their 2019 fall tour with the addition of three new dates now scheduled to take the classic rock outfit into New York and Connecticut come October and November.The three added shows include performances at the Rochester Auditorium Theatre in Rochester, NY (10/11); the Landmark Theatre in Syracuse, NY (10/12); and Mohegan Sun Arena in Uncasville, CT (11/2). The two New York performances act as the first northeast shows on the band’s 2019 concert schedule leading up to their previously-announced Boston residency at the Orpheum Theatre beginning on October 25th and continuing until November 1st.Following their performance at Mohegan Sun on November 2nd, the band will continue their northeast fall run with a few more shows in eastern Pennsylvania before wrapping in Philadelphia November 9th.Prior to the fall tour, the band will set up shop in Las Vegas for a nine-show spring residency at The Venetian set to begin later this month on April 24th and continuing until May 11th.Fans of Steely Dan can catch a very special late-night tribute their music in at Republic NOLA in New Orleans during Jazz Fest on Thursday, May 2nd (technically early-morning May 3rd). Led by musical director Joey Porter (The Motet), the lineup will feature Lyle Divinsky (The Motet), Nick Cassarino (The Nth Power), Nate Edgar (The Nth Power), Michelangelo Carubba (Turkuaz), Craig Brodhead(Turkuaz), Shira Elias (Turkuaz), Sammi Garett (Turkuaz), Josh Schwartz (Turkuaz), Greg Sanderson(Turkuaz), Chris Brouwers (Turkuaz), Nate Werth (Snarky Puppy, Ghost-Note), and Bryan McNamara.For more information on the New Orleans Steely Dan tribute, head here.You can grab your tickets here.For a full list of Live For Live Music’s late-night shows during Jazz Fest, see below or head here.when L4LM’s special Steely Dan tribute show goes down at the Republic on Thursday, May 2nd. The late-night performance will feature members of Turkuaz, Motet, Snarky Puppy, and Nth Power.Grab your tickets to Live For Live Music and Nolafunk’slast_img read more