Coachella is streaming all weekend long, which you can watch here:Check out LCD Soundsystem’s full setlist below:Edit this setlist | More LCD Soundsystem setlists LCD Soundsystem brought their much-anticipated reunion tour to its first festival last night, as they headlined Coachella Music & Arts Festival in Indio, CA last night. The band’s performance was highlighted not only by their classic tunes, but a couple of surprise covers. During the headlining set, LCD played a cover of “Heroes” in tribute of the late, great David Bowie. Watch a clip below: The group also mashed up their original “New York I Love You But You’re Bringing Me Down” with the Guns N’ Roses song “November Rain.” GNR is set to headline the festival tonight. Watch the mash-up:
With summer fast approaching, Terrapin Crossroads (San Rafael, CA) has announced the lineup for its Summer Kick Off Party featuring Phil Lesh & Friends on Sunday, June 12th. Grateful Dead bassist (and Terrapin Crossroads founder) Phil Lesh will be joined by Teresa Williams, Larry Campbell, Luther Dickinson, Jason Crosby, and Cody Dickinson for the outdoor celebration. The show will also feature an opening set from Scott Law & Friends, as well as many more surprise guests. The event will take full advantage of the venue’s beer garden space, offering batched cocktails, BBQ, and a variety of other food and drink stations. Tickets for the party are available here. For more information, visit the Terrapin Crossroads website.
This year’s Werk Out Festival was an emotional one for its host band. The Werks family was shaken by the loss of former keyboardist Norman Dimitrouleas this past January, after which his brother Dino Dimitrouleas–the band’s then-current bassist–decided to take a hiatus from the band.Dino rejoined the band at the 2016 Werk Out last weekend for an heartfelt rendition of “Carry Me Back Home” dedicated to Norman’s life and memory. You can watch the emotional performance, captured by Sewell Film Productions, below:RIP Norman Dimitrouleas, Former Keyboardist Of The Werks/The Maji Has Passed AwayThe Werks had not played “Carry Me Back Home” since before Norman’s passing. The song choice for this tribute harkened back to last year’s Werk Out Festival, when Dino welcomed his brother onstage to join them for the same song, stating “You know, Werk Out feels like home to so many people, and it feels like home to us too. We’re all family here, so it’s so wonderful to be here, right now, with all you people at home. We love you.” The sentiments of the prevous year’s performance, in addition to the memory of Norman’s life, added significant emotional weight to the moment shown above. You can watch “Carry Me Back Home” from Werk Out 2015 with both Dimitrouleas brothers here:
Father John Misty, known for his melodic rhetoric regarding the devastation of current issues, has used his talents to produce a new song called “Holy Hell” in response to the recent presidential election. “Holy hell, damn, the future ain’t looking so bright,” the ballad begins. “This unfathomable, nameless rift/ Who knows if it even exists/ It’s just some highly effective rhetoric/ Used by perverts who get off on it,” he sings.While his messages often occupy a negative tone, J. Tillman uses this tune to evoke power within the community looking for change. “But all my friends/ Yeah, I’m talking to you / The world won’t end unless we want it to… And it’s our life to choose.” While using social media to spread his beliefs and understandings of the world, it’s empowering to see Tillman use music to do the same. Listen to “Holy Hell” below:
Last night, Trey Anastasio began a limited run of solo acoustic shows at intimate venues around the northeast with a performance at Northampton, MA’s Academy of Music. The show featured selections from across the Phish guitarist’s extensive catalogue, including long-forgotten obscurities (like opener “Discern,” which Trey joked was a poor choice for an opener since it’s the “hardest song in his repertoire”) and new songs like Big Boat‘s “More” and “Miss You.” Several of the songs performed were played acoustic for the first time, including “Discern,” “Walfredo,” “All of These Dreams,” “Winterqueen,” “Steam,” “Miss You,” “Tree,” and “More.” The crowd even lent their own musical abilities to the performance, singing the absent vocal parts on tunes like “Limb By Limb” to the amusement of the guitarist.Trey interacted with the crowd throughout the show, commenting on his song choice, telling stories about the songs’ histories, and bantering with the intimate audience. Thanks to taper Greg Nash, you can listen to the whole performance below (via Chris From Jambuzz):The solo acoustic run continues tomorrow at Troy Savings Bank Hall in Troy, NY on March 10th, and finally at The Music Hall in Portsmouth, NH on March 11th. Further information can be found on Trey’s website.Setlist: Trey Anastasio (Solo Acoustic) | Academy of Music | Northampton, MA | 3/8/17Discern, Farmhouse, Brian And Robert, Theme From The Bottom, The Horse, Silent In The Morning, Frost, Anything But Me, Limb By Limb, Walfredo, Stealing Time From The Faulty Plan, All Of These Dreams, Winterqueen, Steam, Heavy Things, Summer Of 89, Miss You, Architect, Tree, Water In The Sky, Cavern, Backwards Down The Number Line, MoreEncore: Sample In A Jar, Wilson, Bouncing Around The Room[cover photo via Instagram user @linda_aileen][h/t – JamBuzz]
Dopapod is currently enjoying a little time off before what will be a very busy summer for the Northeast jam band. After a performance at Disc Jam Music Festival in New York (across June 8th through 11th), the group will immediately head out west to Colorado for a special Dead & Company late-night at The Fox Theatre on Saturday, June 10th, following the Dead & Co’s second and final night at Boulder’s Folsom Field.The Marcus King Band And Tom Hamilton’s American Babies To Play Pre-Dead Party In BoulderDopapod recently released the live album, II Saw Live Dopapod Evil Was II, which features fourteen-tracks from various shows the band played during their past fall tour last year. The album features the group’s new and previously unreleased song “Trickery” along with fan favorites “Trapper Keeper,” “Picture In Picture,” and “Present Ghosts” among others. Take a listen to Dopapod’s new live album, II Saw Live Dopapod Evil Was II, via Spotify below. The album serves as a great warm-up to get ready for what will be an exquisite late-night performance at the Fox Theatre for the group’s Dead & Co post-party.You can also check out the other Dead & Company pre-shows and post-shows presented by Boulder Theatre and Fox Theatre here, which will also see performances by Nahko and Medicine for the People w/ Midnight North, Easy Star All-Stars (performing Radiodread), The Marcus King Band, Tom Hamilton’s American Babies, White Denim, Circles Around The Sun, Shakedown Street, Boombox, and Hudson (featuring Jack DeJohnette, Larry Grenadier, John Medeski, and John Scofield).Tickets for the Dopapod late-night on June 10th are currently on-sale via The Fox Theatre website. For show updates and additional information, join the Facebook Event page.– SHOW INFO –Artist: Dead & Company Late-Night w/ DopapodVenue: The Fox Theatre (Boulder, CO)Date: Saturday – June 10thTime: 11pm Doors / 11:30pm ShowAges: 21+Tickets: $20adv / $25dos[Cover photo courtesy of Keith Griner @ Phierce Photography]
The pianist and composer Holly Bowling has become a well-loved figure in the Phish community, gaining fame for her solo piano translations of Phish and Grateful Dead jams. The classically trained pianist has been captivating audiences across the country with her takes on these jam band giants in recent month, though Bowling made her way back to New York City at the end of July to start a residency at the Cutting Room, which coincided with Phish’s own historic residency at Madison Square Garden for their Baker’s Dozen run.Holly Bowling Performs Phish’s ‘Billy Breathes’ Album In Its Entirety [Full Video]After Bowling’s opening performance, which featured her famous arrangement of the “Tahoe Tweezer” from July 31st, 2013, the pianist returned to the Cutting Room the next day, on July 23rd, performing her own piano interpretation of Phish’s epic Gamehendge Suite—the now-mythic collection of songs from Trey Anastasio’s senior thesis, The Man Who Stepped Into Yesterday. Over the course of an hour and a half, Bowling worked her way through a majority of the songs off Anastasio’s early concept album as well as a number of songs not on The Man Who Stepped Into Yesterday but that still fall within the Gamehendge mythology, such as “McGrupp and the Watchful Horsemasters” and the encore of “Divided Sky”.Holly Bowling Debuts Phish’s “Miss You” In Honor Of A Lost Life [Audio]You can watch a video of Holly Bowling performing “Col. Forbin’s Ascent” below, as well as check out the full audio from her performance of the Gamehendge Suite on July 23rd below, courtesy of Jeffery Bowling. Setlist: Holly Bowling | Cutting Room | New York, NY | 7/23/2017Set: The Man Who Stepped Into Yesterday > Lizards, Tela, Wilson, AC/DC Bag, Col. Forbin’s Ascent > Fly Famous Mockingbird, Sloth, McGrupp and the Watchful Hosemasters > The Man Who Stepped Into YesterdayEncore: Divided Sky
My NOLA Jazz Fest memories date back to my high school days when my jazz program took me there for a national high-school jazz competition. It was the beginning of me traveling a few thousand miles to play music. We won that competition, and I boarded the plane with powdered sugar from Cafe Du Monde on my shirt and a smile on my face. Sixteen years later, I’m coming back with that same smile and a show of my own, Z-Funk—a mash-up of two bands that have had a profound influence on my career: Led Zeppelin and P-Funk (Parliament Funkadelic).With a great partnership with Live For Live Music, I’ve put on a dozen of my own shows in New York City over the last couple years, but putting one on during Jazz Fest feels different. The stakes are higher, everyone wants to do their absolute best, and we can play with truly great musicians. There is no shortage of them at Jazz Fest.I’ve tapped Roosevelt Collier and Brandon “Taz” Niederauer for the guitar line. Those two are ridiculous. Roosevelt’s new album, Exit 16, just came out on GroundUP’s label, and it’s superb. Michael League of Snarky Puppy did a stellar job as always. Taz was just on Jesus Christ Superstar with John Legend—on national TV. So, yeah, those two, huh?Rob Walker from The Main Squeeze was an exciting choice for me. We played together on Jam Cruise this year, and I fell in love with his groove. I had to get more of that shit, so here he is. Then, Steve Swatkins on keys and talkbox—nuff said. Mike “Maz” Maher and Chris Bullock of Snarky Puppy on horns, plus Shira Elias [vocals, Turkuaz] and lots of special guests. I work with the three of them as often as I can, and they never let me down. They’re some of the best in the business, and I’m proud to have them.This show, for me, is about letting people know where I come from. This is it. Think about John Bonham roasting a bone and climbing onto the Mothership. It’s gonna be a party. Heavy on the one, and full of all that good ol’ late-night Frenchman St. madness. See y’all there…If you’ll be down in New Orleans for Jazz Fest, don’t miss Z-Funk: A Tribute To Led Zeppelin & Parliament Funkadelic featuring Michelangelo Carubba & Shira Elias (Turkuaz), Roosevelt Collier, Brandon “Taz” Niederauer, Steve Swatkins (Allen Stone), Rob Walker (The Main Squeeze), and Chris Bullock & Mike “Maz” Maher (Snarky Puppy) at The Maison on Sunday, April 29th. For more info, click here; to purchase tickets, click here; and for our full guide to Jazz Fest late nights, click here.The Z-Funk show is sponsored by Denver-based company, Pure CBD Exchange, which creates and sells a number of CBD/cannabidiol products (What is CBD?) from concentrates, tinctures, extracts, lotions, creams, and more. The use of CBD has gained much notoriety as of late, for use as both a health and wellness supplement and to treat conditions such as epilepsy, PTSD, cancer and a number of mental disorders and is also used for anti-inflammation, nausea reduction, sleep aid, and more. Pure CBD Exchange was co-founded by Gregg Allman Band organist/keyboardist Peter Levin back in 2017.Pure CBD Exchange focuses on low-THC cannabis products with high CBD content. We work within the Colorado Industrial Hemp pilot program to distribute non-psychoactive tinctures, extracts, lotions, and more all over the world. The company has featured by companies like VICE, High Times, Leafly, and more.
Yo! MTV Raps, the iconic hip-hop show on MTV that ran from 1988 to 1995, is celebrating the 30th anniversary of its initial premiere. In celebration, MTV is relaunching the show as a “linear and digital series” across its platforms. To kick off this Yo! MTV Raps reboot initiative, the series is hosting a concert at Brooklyn, New York’s Barclay’s Center dubbed “Yo! MTV Raps: 30th Anniversary Experience” on June 1st—for those not in attendance, the show will be live streamed on the network.Given how much rap and hip-hop has changed since the early days of Yo! MTV Raps, it’s worthwhile to mention that the show will be sticking to its old-school roots. The event has tapped alumni of the show as well as the show’s hosts—Fab 5 Freddy, Ed Lover, and Doctor Dre—to relive the program’s glory days. Thus far, a number of hip-hop legends have signed on for the performance in addition to Dre, Lover, and Freddy, including Big Daddy Kane and the Juice Crew, Eric B. & Rakim, Doug E. Fresh, KRS-One and Boogie Down Productions, Fat Joe, Flavor Flav, Black Sheep, Pharcyde, Brand Nubian, Nice & Smooth, Melle Mel & The Furious Five, Yo-Yo, Onyx, EPMD, DAS EFX, Special Ed, Kid Capri, DJ Skribble, Red Alert, Chuck Chillout, and more. Furthermore, the concert will also host video tributes from other high-profile artists who can’t be there in person, including Eminem, Method Man, and Redman.Tickets for the Yo! MTV Raps: 30th Anniversary Experience go on-sale on Friday, April 20th here.[H/T XXL Magazine]
On Sunday evening, As The Crow Flies rolled through Denver, making a stop at the Ogden Theatre for a highly anticipated performance. As The Crow Flies is a relatively new project from Chris Robinson, formerly of The Black Crowes, which is in the midsts of its inaugural tour that kicked off at The Capitol Theatre on April 17th. The band also features Crowes guitarist Audley Freed and bassist Andy Hess, Chris Robinson Brotherhood drummer Tony Leone and keyboardist Adam MacDougall, as well as young famed guitarist Marcus King.For the band’s extended set, the group opened with a number of classic Black Crowes tunes, with the opening numbers of “Remedy”, “Sting Me”, and “Hotel Illness” spanning back to the group’s sophomore album, 1992’s The Southern Harmony and Musical Companion. While the band pulled from across The Black Crowes’ expansive catalog, As The Crow Flies also found ample opportunity to lay out a few choice covers. Halfway through the performance, the group offered up a standout cover of Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young’s “Almost Cut My Hair”, which followed a take on “Good Friday”, off The Black Crowes’ 1996 Three Snakes and One Charm. The band also closed out their set with a pairing of Otis Redding’s “Hard To Handle” and Joe South’s “Hush”, ahead of their one-song encore offering of Johnny Winter’s “Rock and Roll, Hoochie Koo”.Setlist: As The Crow Flies | Ogden Theatre | Denver, CO | 5/6/2018Set: Remedy, Sting Me, Hotel Illness, (Only) Halfway to Everywhere, By Your Side, Seeing Things, High Head Blues, Good Friday, Almost Cut My Hair (Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young cover), Wiser Time, She Talks to Angels, Thorn in My Pride, Jealous Again, Hard to Handle (Otis Redding cover), Hush (Joe South cover)Encore: Rock and Roll, Hoochie Koo (Johnny Winter cover)You can check out photos of Sunday’s As The Crow Flies performance below, courtesy of photographer Andrew Rios.Photo: As The Crow Flies | Ogden Theatre | Denver, CO | 5/6/2018 | Credit: Andrew Rios Load remaining images