Jam Cruise Has Announced A Jaw-Dropping Lineup

first_imgThere is really no experience quite like Jam Cruise. The annual cruise is a delightful blend of everything right about the live music scene, self-contained on a glorious voyage throughout the open seas. After revealing that Jam Cruise 15 would be held on a new boat, the Norwegian Pearl, from January 20-25, today the festival has revealed their 2017 lineup.Jam Cruise 15 will see headlining performances from The Original Meters, moe., GRiZ and Galactic. The lineup beyond that continues with Karl Denson’s Tiny Universe and a rare set from the beloved Benevento Russo Duo. More great performers: Lettuce, Kamasi Washington, The Revivalists, The Motet, Beats Antique (Live), Break Science, JoJo’s Mardi Gras Band, The Soul Rebels, Dopapod, Vulfpeck, Turkuaz, Percy Hill, Frequinox, The Suffers, Lebo & Friends (ft. Robert Walter, Jay Lane, Garrett Sayers, Lesley Grant & The Combustible Horns), Neville Jacobs, Reed Mathis Presents Electric Beethoven (ft. Jay Lane, Todd Stoops, Clay Welch), Brothers Comatose, Earphunk, Magic Gravy, Love Canon, BIG Something, Nikki Glaspie Super Jam, Everyone Orchestra, Nathan Moore, Manic Focus, and DJ Soul Sister.As always, the cruise features a bevy of treasured special guest artists-at-large, and this year’s lineup is no exception. Steve Kimock, Cyril Neville, Steve Berlin, Mike Dillon, Col. Bruce Hampton, Skerik, Katelyn & Laurie Shook (of the Shook Twins), and Roosevelt Collier will all be on hand to lend their talents wherever needed.The ship sails from January 20th through 25th, 2017, leaving from Miami, FL and traveling to Ocho Rios, Jamaica and Grand Cayman Island. The full lineup can be seen below, and all additional information, including tickets, cabins and more, can be found on the Jam Cruise website.last_img read more

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Karl Denson’s Tiny Universe To Perform Prince Tribute Show At The Cap

first_imgKarl Denson’s Tiny Universe announced today that they will be coming to the historic Capitol Theatre in Port Chester, NY on September 24 for a special performance of Prince‘s third studio album, 1980’s Dirty Mind along with Angelo Moore of Fishbone. Denson has performed the album on a few previous occasions, including last Halloween at Brooklyn Bowl and San Francisco’s Fillmore Auditorium in May, and by all accounts, it’s a party that’s too funky to miss.Watch Karl Denson’s Tiny Universe Perform Prince’s ‘Dirty Mind’ On Halloween [Full Video]Tickets go on sale Friday, July 15th at 12pm here.last_img read more

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The Trick Is To Surrender To The Shwirl: enchanted forest gathering 2016

first_imgNestled into the towering oaks way up in Mendocino County, California, enchanted forest gathering is an aptly named festival experience, rich in human connection, a superfluity of steez. An enigmatic group of fest-veterans have come together for the past six years, creating enchanted forest gathering to provide a warm respite from the massive festival scene that dominates so much of the landscape every season. In an era that is overrun with events that proclaim themselves “transformational”, this is an event that posts no bills, and exists as advertised. Having lived it for the first time, we can testify: EFG is a living, breathing, bountiful blueprint for the transformational festival experience. Hosted at the magnificent Black Oak Ranch in Laytonville, CA, the site has a storied history in this community that extends over several generations. In 1987, Wavy Gravy asked Jerry Garcia to play here as a fundraiser, to help with the mortgage at the ranch which had fallen into arrears. Naturally, Garcia obliged, albeit with the caveat that the esteemed Bill Graham produce the event. The result was the very first Electric on the Eel festival, which saw the “dress rehearsal” debut of Garcia’s new acoustic quartet (the group would play a thirteen night run on Broadway that October), as well as an electric JGB set. Garcia roots planted, consider the spot smudged! Since then, Black Oak Ranch was home to the renowned Earthdance Global Peace Party for over a decade, and today it annually hosts the Kate Wolf Festival. enchanted forest gathering offered a smorgasbord of activation, and did so in a setting that was eye-popping with inspired art installations, yet intimate in its scope, feeling smallish, and connected. With no WiFi signal on site, people were forced to go off grid and surrender to the otherworldly vibes that permeated the ranch. The days were hot as July, the nights quite cool; the afternoon saw lots of skin and the scantily clad, by dark the hoodies, furs, and snuggies were en masse.  People took their time perusing a shakedown-bazaar rife with eclectic vendors; among them were the shanti-debutante fashions of Maddie Moon, a Brooks Brothers for burners at Om Gaia Tree, and the astonishing Bliss Emporium, where Jason Bear displayed numerous antiques and treasures of the sacred. One of the more remarkable aspects of EFG was its no-alcohol policy; the motto goes “Get saucy, not sauced!” I cannot stress how drastically this rule affected the vibes and energy, as the festival’s constitution was on terra firma. Forget the fact that people were not sloshed, violent or disrespectful; the positivity and sheer elation, the joy on steroids, was even more evident through clearer eyes. In full disclosure, a handful of folks kept some beer or booze back at camp; but it was never very visible, in fact, we rarely saw any drinking at all. Please don’t get it twisted, this was by no means a sober event, as psychedelics were prevalent, and ganja was in the air. There was even a medical marijuana dispensary onsite, Emerald Pharms. That said, intoxicants were far from a main vein at enchanted forest gathering, and the most popular beverages were without question the plethora of soothing and invigorating teas being served at The Hearth Tea House, or by RonJon Terlane, the legendary West Coast sommelier of sacred. I’d be remiss not to mention the delectable array of kombucha on tap (with ample room to enjoy it under a shade structure) at every stage. This new festival paradigm, one of a clear mind and open heart, is intoxicating in itself.   Soon thereafter, The Polish Ambassador took the pulpit clad in an altered, sleeveless version of his patented yellow and blue jumpsuit. Polish is heavily woven into the Enchanted Forest family afghan, and curated selections showcasing his sprawling career-arc. Sprinkling in some newness, cutting up his recent LP Dreaming of an Old Tomorrow, and hot-wiring the way-back machine for some stutter-step glitch-hop delirium, TPA delivered a dance party that drew one of the larger audiences of the weekend. This writer was forced to depart Warsaw mid-set, as {Clever Alias}, one the best kept secrets on the scene, was at the Saucy Spa simultaneously cranking out a clinic in low-end theory. Tough slotting against Polish, but the cagey professor, (government name Daniel Laureano), delivered his dissertation with deadly, icy calm. As the foam and suds ran rampant, bracketology class was in session. {Clever Alias} spoiled the bass tribe rotten, tossin’ tunes with that Linden Bully type of slang, on that rough n’ rugged, shanti-ratchet spirit-trill. Do not sleep on this beast from the east, because one day soon, he will be a king of the jungle. Over at the cozy and comfy Live Music Lounge, the arresting, seductive Cheraki was leading her band with confidence, panache, and commanding verve that betrayed her relative youth. This is a woman destined for success, as Heather Christie mixes folk, R&B, electronic elements, her Native American roots, and built-in pop-star sensibility. Cheraki had the assembly nestled in the palm of her band, and offered further evidence of the divine feminine, powerfully omnipresent all weekend. Later that evening on the same stage, the mythical legends of Hamsa Lila delivered a set double in length, and exponential in vibes. Mixing a myriad of world and indigenous influences by celebrating the musical and spiritual traditions native to Morocco, West Africa, the Middle and Far East, this band was something transcendental to behold.  Led by the venerable West Coast multi-instrumentalists Vir McCoy (Dogon Lights) and Evan Fraser (Dirtwire), Hamsa Lila unearthed rhythms and melodies from instruments like kalimba, kamale ngoni, jaw harp, melodica, and guimbri. Driving, focused grooves were embellished with harmonious melodies and meditative chanting, Hamsa Lila (translation: Inspiration and Intention) delved deep into the annals of their voluminous catalogue. They were unafraid to connect the contemporary; an spirited refrain on NAS & Lauryn Hill’s timeless NY hip-hop anthem “If I Ruled The World” nearly set Black Oak Ranch ablaze.  To greet the sunrise, we returned to the Mighty Oak, where British Columbia phenom aTYya dropped an eternal blessing draped in dark, erogenous grooves, and minimalist, binaural beat science. The rays began to peek betwixt the trees, the Audiowaska-helmed stage looked grandiose in the morning, People flocked to the dancefloor to embrace the daybreak, and the masses coalesced in a sea of rhythmic movement art, while Ty Clark delivered a priestly benediction for our unified bass tribe.  enchanted forest gathering is actually a music festival at its core, though it can be easy to forget with so much Yes going down elsewhere. On Friday, Nevada City’s Andreilien crushed the Swimmin’ Hole stage late afternoon, delivering his patented glitched-out, dub-iteration vibration to set things off. French femme fatale CloZee continued her meteoric rise in the pantheon of producers du jour with a prime, choice midday performance on the main stage christened the Mighty Oak. Later, the inimitable Thriftworks nearly put heads-to-bed super early, with a blistering-but-brief jam after sunset. Jake Atlas came with a drippy, Dilla-on-LSD mindfucking, as he’s wont to do under the NorCal moon around this time of year. Immediately thereafter, the sexy, sultry sounds of Pantyraid brought bombastic eroticism to the festivities. The Miami/LA duo blazed through most of their recent LP After Glow, before delving into some of the more seminal material that made their bones.  From jumpstreet, the real fireworks would be found at the Live Music Lounge. As Shabbat approached, EO and Krystyn Pixton performed a sublime duo set, before HÄANA took the stage in her usual hauteur. The radiant violinist/producer/priestess embarked with us on a sonic-bass journey through cumulus clouds of cinematic femtronica. Ms. Thiem’s transcendental compositions, and archangelic singing were augmented by entrancing movement art, as Metamorphosis ballerina Marlowe Bassett and the sassy, supreme Shay Butta graced the stage with a noblesse fit to match HÄANA’s regal flair. With her Nordic leanings, classical and orchestral elements, and a sophisticated, worldly air, HÄANA’s set was a magisterial presentation of preeminent performance art.  Photo: Marisa Pfenning-EyeRise Photography Video courtesy of HÄANAAfter an impressive set from Lila Rose, it was time for the lounge’s Friday evening main attraction, AmaeLovesLife. Fielding herself a large, vibrant live band, the singer, fashionista, and poetess, the First Lady of enchanted forest gathering Amae Love provided an expressive, emotional tour through all of the feels. In thanking the people of Black Oak Ranch and celebrating its Garcia-tinged history, Love led her band of troubadors through a rollicking take on the Grateful Dead’s timeless rebel yell “New Speedway Boogie”, an appropriate rallying cry in tortured, troubled times. Ably assisted by West Coast sax maven Christopher Boa (Sun Hop Fat, AfroMassive), guitarist Danny Stark, and a tight knit (if loosely rehearsed) crew, AmaeLovesLife put their stamp on the weekend with folky R&B, sultry crooning, and flashes of spirited jamming. By the stroke of midnight, Krystyn Pixton, HÄANA, Lila Rose, and Amae Love had built a firm foundation for the festival’s feminine power and prowess to flourish.   Predictably, Saturday was a scorcher; it was also sweltering hot in those Mendo foothills. The Swimmin’ Hole stage was a surefire respite from the humidity, and DJ Dragonfly continued his inspiring return to the scene (he’s been battling a serious illness) with a noontime session by the river. From there, we sauntered over to the Saucy Spa and Foam Party. All weekend long, at nearly any hour of day, festival goers could enjoy the Saucy Spa, a situation unlike any other I’ve experienced at a music festival, even by California standards. Think bliss, booty, boobs, and bass, all going off in a sea of beautiful people dancing furiously while drenched in Dr. Bronners foam. Like the kids say these days, It was everything. Guyuaki set up shop with an ice cold Yerba Mate bar, alongside Dr. Bronners, who facilitated the foam shower scene. It was at once Caligula, and good ol’fashion fun; hippies, lovers and aliens, splashin’ in the California sun.  One of the most rewarding parts of festivaling, for this writer/music nerd/dance enthusiast is the discovery of new artists. Case in point: Saucy Spa on Saturday afternoon- The Pirate out of Santa Cruz, and TreyZilla holding down Portland, OR and representing We Got This. First, The Pirate took the decks with an understated confidence and a moustache that would make Calico Jack quiver, before serving notice to take cover, my man was there TO take prisoners. Mixing dope, contemporary and underground hip-hop cuts from all over the map, The Pirate tossed tunes slow’d n’ throw’d in the thizzle tradition, beefed up on monstrous 808s, and swimming in blunted patois. Rudeboy rugged with his black dreads hanging like field hockey sticks, the homie Treyzilla then got on the wheels. Like his namesake, Mr. Martinez came through and stomped the buildings, unleashing a torrential assault of bass gymnastic atop tasty rap and R&B joints. The entire Saucy Spa soiree was sippin’ on some syrup, and TreyZilla’s brand of lean was certified organic, conflict-free, and most definitely trap-to table. Ayy!!Late in the afternoon, down at the river’s Swimmin’ Hole, Baltimore’s SOOHAN was sending dancers into a dithers with rowdy remixes that would make Stringer Bell sweat bullets. Dropping heaters from Made in Baltimore and Global Gate 808, he slipped in some obscure edits (Ace of Base!) and the usual panty-droppers (Missy Elliot). SOOHAN booty-smacked the people with that alienized, world-music crunk, an original style that’s apparently been torching parties across the USA for some time now. Eartha Harris provided a nutritional workshop and led a yoga practice at EFG, but everybody anxiously awaited her musical turn as Living Light, on the main stage as dusk approached. The people were satiated with a mystical melange from her recent efforts Tales from the Karman Line and Ecliptic Visions. Grrrl power was in full effect when HÄANA emerged with violin in tow, to add theatrical flourishes to “Strata.”  center_img After a brief nap in the shade of the towering black oaks, as the Cali summer heat encroached yet again, we started Sunday funday appropriately at the river. Nevada City svengali Brian Hartman set the vibrations aloft early and often with his ever-evolving blend of world-music, dub cumbia, and latino-sexy house jams. Shortly after, his good pal and Gold Country bredren Nadi assumed the captain’s chair at the Saucy Spa. Kyle Sanchez then proceeded to obliterate the foam party session with a finessed pizzazz, as a sea of dancers swarmed the scene with reckless abandon. In a freewheeling, white-knuckle ride, Nadi dropped the finest in Kingston-rudebwoy swagger, dripping in electropical waves and island chill, with a mainstream anthem (Jamie XX’s “Good Times”) for good measure every now and again. This selectah has a firm grasp on how to understand and command each unique dancefloor he is in charge of, he is a true master of Move The Crowd. A classic yin/yang, one-two Saucy Spa punch of SpacegeishA followed by Milton kept the flow in step through the oppressive heat of the day. The former’s Tipper-inspired blend of rubber band bass and post-dubstep thump was as psychedelic as it was sexy. Milton then took the sexy handoff, and it was as-they-say “curtains;” the spa got itself extra-saucy and super-sultry as Nevada City fam took over the foam party proper. One more time to the river was in order, as the libidinous sound sorcerer known as SaQi was throwing down at the Swimmin’ Hole. Luke Solman is a man of many talents, and earlier in the weekend he had hosted a traditional tantra workshop at the Namaste Yoga dome. On this afternoon, the time was here and mission clear, the people had come to dance. Early in the set SaQi delved into uptempo grooves, with interwoven James Brown breaks afloat. He then welcomed multi-instrumentalist KR3ATURE (Feral Fauna) onstage, and the duo upped the ante something tangible as Solman mined recent records The Muse, The Well, and Quests End. KR3ATURE riffed on chicken-scratch funk guitar, and his melodious sax offered the perfect foil for SaQi’s cherubic trumpet.  About halfway through the set, the dance floor was brimming beyond capacity and spilling over towards the river (and shade.) SaQi brought out the other half of Feral Fauna, Heather Christie aka Cheraki, and the trio delivered a bewitching, erotic take on SaQi’s remix of their trenchant hit “Tincture.” Production warned Solman “five minutes,” the venerable producer humbly requested ten, and our wish was SaQi’s command. Boy, were the music gods ever in our favor, as vocalist Worth appeared and the trio dove into the undisputed sexiest song of the weekend, SaQi and The Human Experience’s amarous aphrodesiac “Drippin’.” It was day three of oppressive heat, with a gang of beautiful humans villaging and celebrating around the clock, yet this tune brought the party and the saucy to its absolute apex. SaQi and krewe cemented their dancefloor decimation with one final salvo, this in the form of a spirited reimagination of Outkast’s timeless Aquemeni classic “SpottieOttieDopaliciousAngel.”The festival could have ended there; Dayenu, it would have been enough. Yet the genius of festival founder/producer Tulku D’etat apparently knows few boundaries, and the benevolent fella had one more magic trick tucked up into his trademark fedora-on-tilt. Case in point: the fortuitous booking of Ayla Nereo’s solo endeavor, and scheduling it on Sunday night. There are those artists that exist in that rarefied air, who can reach deep down inside of you, touching you in a certain special way, so that you are never the same again. That is how many of us would come away from Ms. Nereo’s set as the festival began to wind down.  Ayla Nereo- “Twirl Me”  “Show Yourself”Tour de force. Revival. Religious experience. Chance encounter with The Light. Sometimes, no matter how weathered, tried and tested a concertgoer you may be, an encounter such as this one will leave you in a puddle of tears, a seeking the womb of a hug, with a gigantic, swelling smile, while setting intentions to realize all of your potential in life. Sunday service was in session, and Ayla used her set to debut a number of songs to be included on her forthcoming sophomore LP, including the stirring ode to an occupied farm “Seeds.” But it was the material from Hollow Bone, her 2014 solo debut, that resonated the deepest, as many of these tunes are by now permanently etched in our hearts. “Life Bound Friend” first opened the floodgates, “Bonteka” was even more medicinal in the live setting, “Let It In” made us all believe that we can do anything in this life, “Show Yourself” the ultimate self-confidence building anthem. It would be her delicate, folk-sorceress rewiring of Wildlight’s “Twirl Me” that finally maxed out my own personal emotional quotient. There IS nothing to fear in moving on, after all. Photo: Zac Krohn/Clapping Porpoise Under the glorious Mendocino moonlight, to a packed, hushed, weeping and adoring audience, Ayla sang in front of a small band that included the serene Amelia Rae on keys and harp, and Brian Parks on drums. This was undoubtedly Ayla’s stage, but she graciously shared the spotlight with her crew. In utilizing their talents, along with incorporating minimalist production elements and tasteful vocal layering, Nereo created an intoxicating elixir. For it isn’t all the bells and whistles that make her the most impactful female performer I’ve witnessed since Erykah Badu, it is her essence, her verse, her vision, her verve; she is every woman, with a voice and an acoustic guitar. Ayla Nereo has long since transcended being known as The Polish Ambassador’s girlfriend, or the other half of Wildlight; but after Sunday night’s soul-quenching revue, she is officially a force of nature. I am firmly convinced Ayla is our generation’s Joni, our tribe’s Badu, a woman who is galvanizing us all to set this revolution in motion. Levitating away from the Live Music Lounge, I had never been more ready for anything in my life.  Stay Enchanted… and in Gratitude.Words: B. GetzPhotos: Jacob Avanzato (unless otherwise credited)Videos: Kenny Hoff Wisdom University was headquarters by day, for the activated and motivated. Stop in the Nourishment Lab for nutritional education, to discuss relationships and sexuality, health and wellness. Center Stage hosted comedy routines, deep discussions, and ritual magic workshops. Daily twelve step meetings were held for those who sought the blessing of fellowship, and safety in numbers. The Namaste Yoga dome hosted a who’s who of different schools and arenas of practice, while the Dance Temple welcomed festers to a variety of dance-centricities, most notably the Twerkshop, facilitated by Tristan St. Germain and soundtracked by [Clever Alias}. Among the most engaging workshops would be “Wild West of Dancefloor Politics”; ideas of consent, creepy dudes, and other awkward sociological situations that arise amongst dance-nation were fleshed out and forwarded.  Branches Mobile Gallery was a traveling fine art gallery, shade structure, and ultimate chill zone. Visionary artists also got busy all weekend on a collaborative mural. The sacrosanct Nectar Temple was a mystical, rapturous environment, with pillows and blankets strewn about the ambrosial arena, grandiose floral beauty courtesy of Anthony Flowers Ward.  Danceher Alive and a stream of dancers, chanters, musicians, artisans and freaks channeled the aurul Zen. Every night, from dusk til dawn, the Nectar Temple was home to his Live Downtempo Sacred Tribal Psychedelic ImproVibrationary performances. If you were lucky, you got “buffed” (a stroke of hippie ingenuity and a phenomenon that deserves its own article), or caught a stealthy nap in the shade. Looking for a prankster party vibe? Then Mendoland was the move. A collaborative effort between AcaCia BeaTs and Camp Higher Porpoise, Mendoland was a Burning Man-style theme-camp that went renegade rage with a stage, LED installation, and copious amounts of hilarity for the duration of the festival.  With well over a decade in the game, Long Beach’s Bluetech is a seasoned veteran of the West Coast festival scene. Egging on the sun at six in the morning, Evan Bartholomew sounded off a sublime awakening as people came running to the Mighty Oak as the (next?) day began/ended. Blessing the morning with ethereal downtempo and elastic bass gymnastics, Blueteh pulled material from Dreamed into Being, Spacehop Chronicles, Native Dubs, and Cosmic Dubs, as well as the self-released The 4 Horsemen of the Electrocalypse: The White Horse. Immediately following, in what might be the most definitive juxtaposition of the entire weekend, the Live Music Lounge welcomed the devotional music of Fanna Fi Allah. The resulting hour was blissful, spiritual ecstacy. Performing the ancient Sufi tradition of Qawwali with potent passion, this collective unified the audience, evenly split among the still-awake and the up-and-at-’em. The fire of divine love, or ishq, was expressed with ebullient and emphatic joy, by way of the mystical verses of Sufi poets passed down many generations through the songs of faith and devotion. Fanna Fi Allah urged us all to lift our hearts high, and exalt in our devotion to the divine; this was a magnificent way to end a wonder-filled waking day. last_img read more

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Dave Matthews Announces “Stand With Standing Rock” Benefit Concert

first_imgThough Dave Matthews Band is on an extended hiatus, their leading man continues to turn up in support of important causes. Dave Matthews has done it again, announcing the “Stand With Standing Rock” benefit concert at the DAR Constitution Hall in Washington, DC on November 27th. Dave Matthews will be performing at the event, with further artists to be announced soon.The concert will benefit the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe, in solidarity against their opposition to the Dakota Pipeline. “How can we continue to allow oil money to dictate our environmental and social policies? The people of Standing Rock, and those who are supporting them, are standing up for their children and all of our children,” said Dave Matthews in a statement. “We are letting the Dakota pipeline silence their voices. Not only are they desecrating sacred lands, but they also threaten to poison the Missouri River.”“Stand With Standing Rock” will raise funds for supplies, legal assistance, and any other needs to the “water protectors” who have been occupying an area near the pipeline since April. The benefit also includes grassroots efforts in Washington, DC on the following Monday, November 28th.Tickets for the DMB Warehouse Fan Association members are on sale now here, and the general on-sale begins this Friday, November 4th, at 10 AM Eastern at Ticketmaster.last_img read more

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The Werks Announce Two-Night Post-Phish NYC Run

first_imgDon’t miss Live For Live Music’s official Baker’s Dozen late night shows!Enter To Win Tickets To The Werks Below! With Phish announcing their Baker’s Dozen run at New York City’s Madison Square Garden in late July through early August, the late-night game is sure to be strong. Ohio’s The Werks will be playing a special two-night run right around the corner at American Beauty on Friday, July 21st and Saturday, July 22nd to keep the festivities going after the Vermont Quartet leaves the stage.With the recent release of their latest LP, Magic, The Werks have continued to evolve their sound, both sonically and from a songwriting perspective. Drummer Rob Chafin discussed the band’s latest effort, saying, “This is a recording of the music that’s in our souls….In a way, the past decade has been leading to this moment. We play and write together so seamlessly now, we’re able to channel the inspiration in our hearts out into our instruments, and come at this from a pure place.”With a devoted fanbase, countless live recordings, their own successful Werk Out Music Festival in Ohio, and the will to tour the country year-round, The Werks have established themselves as a staple in the jam world over the last decade. These shows will begin the three-week long marathon of late-night shows to complement Phish’s historic run at MSG.American Beauty has quickly become one of the more jam-friendly venues in Manhattan. The venue features tasty craft brews and free pizza to all attendees, which is always a nice combination as you begin to stretch the night out for a few more hours of dancing and fun.Tickets for the shows go on-sale this Wednesday, April 5th, at 12pm EDT via Ticketweb. A limited amount of 2-night passes will also be available at that link.last_img read more

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Listen To Umphrey’s McGee’s Weekend Run Across Baltimore And Hampton Beach [Full Audio]

first_imgSetlist: Umphrey’s McGee | Hampton Beach Casino Ballroom | Hampton Beach, NH | 5/20/2017Set One: Tango Mike > Smell the Mitten, Crucial Taunt, Uncle Wally > In The Kitchen, Nothing Too FancySet Two: Hurt Bird Bath, Walletsworth, Cut Off > Draconian, Let’s Dance, Bridgeless > August > BridgelessEncore: Divisions Umphrey’s McGee has been on fire since the jam act geared back up for tour this past week, starting things off at The NorVa in Norfolk, Virginia on Thursday night where they paid tribute to the late Chris Cornell with the debut of a cover of Temple Of The Dog’s “Hunger Strike” during “Der Bluten Kat.” Umphrey’s showed no signs of slowing as they moved through the weekend, with stellar performances at Pier Six Pavilion in Baltimore, Maryland, on Friday and Hampton Beach Casino Ballroom in Hampton Beach, New Hampshire, on Saturday.Umphrey’s McGee Honors Chris Cornell With “Hunger Strike” Cover In Virginia [Video/Full Audio]On Friday, Umphrey’s McGee took on Pier Six Pavilion in Baltimore, and were joined by friends Aqueous as support for their performance at the waterside outdoor venue. Highlights of Friday’s performance included a jam based on AC/DC’s “Thunderstruck” during “Higgins” in the first set and an extended “Plunger” that segued into “Deeper” toward the end of the second set. The group then continued on to Hampton Beach Casino Ballroom the next night, closing out their three-night run on a high note. Umphrey’s McGee’s Saturday night performance saw a “Tango Mike” opener lead into “Smell The Mitten,” a song that was been tabled from rotation since late summer of last year, marking a seventy-seven show gap. The band also performed the ever-popular cover of David Bowie’s “Let’s Dance” during the second set before a closing sandwich of “Bridgeless” housing the number “August.”Members Of Umphrey’s McGee And Aqueous To Pay Tribute To Green Day’s “Dookie” At Summer CampYou can listen to Umphrey’s McGee tearing up Pier Six and Hampton Bay Casino Ballroom below, courtesy of tapers Ted Gakidis and opsopcopolis.[Cover photo: Phierce Photo]Setlist: Umphrey’s McGee | Pier Six Pavilion | Baltimore, MD | 5/19/2017Set One: October Rain > Believe the Lie, Similar Skin, The Bottom Half, The Crooked One > Higgins[1], I Want You (She’s So Heavy)Set Two: Flamethrower > Day Nurse, Conduit > 40’s Theme, Women Wine and Song > Can’t You See, Plunger > Deeper, The FloorEncore: Miss Tinkle’s Overture[1] with Thunderstruck (AC/DC) jamlast_img read more

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Margo Price Performs “All American Made” On The Daily Show

first_imgFollowing the recent release of her All American Made album, everyone is talking about Margo Price. The Nashville-based singer/songwriter released the album through Jack White’s Third Man Records, marking her second full-length record to date. Price brought the universally acclaimed music to The Daily Show with Trevor Noah on Tuesday with the performance of the album’s title track, “All American Made”.Dedicated to Tom Petty, watch Margo Price perform to “All American Made” below:Enjoy her full album here:Head to Margo Price’s website for information on upcoming tour dates.last_img read more

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Dean Ween Invites Members Of Ween, P. Funk, & More For Wild Invitational Jam [Videos]

first_imgDean Ween & The Invitational Band, “When You Bomb” On Wednesday night, Dean Ween hosted another one of his famed Invitational Jams, which sees the Ween guitarist invite frequent collaborators to jam at John & Peter’s in New Hope, Pennsylvania. This week’s Invitational Jam saw performances by Deaner’s Ween bandmates Glenn McClelland and Dave Dreiwitz in addition to the likes of Bill Fowler, Keith Kenny, Mike Hampton (Parliament-Funkadelic), Eli Ward, John D’Angelo, Matt Setzer, Ray Kubian, Guy Heller, Chuck Treese, and Jonah Lloyd. You can check out videos from the night below.Dean Ween Group, “Exercise Man”Dean Ween Group, “Ritz Carlton”Dean Ween Group, “Sunset Over Belmar”Dean Ween Group, “Summer Wind”Dean Ween Group, “I’m Gonna Get High” Dean Ween Group, “Width Of A Circle” Dean Ween Group, “Transdermal Celebration” Setlists: Dean Ween Invitational Jam | John & Peter’s | New Hope, PA | 12/13/2017Set One: Dean Ween – Guitar/Vocals, Bill Fowler – Guitar/Vocals, Keith Kenny – Guitar/Vocals, Mike Hampton – Guitar/Vocals, Eli Ward – Bass, John D’Angelo – Drums, Glenn McClelland – Keyboards, ^Matt Setzer – Lead Vocals/Tambourine, %Ray Kubian & Matt Setzer – Backing Vocals, +Without Keith Kenny, =Without Dean Ween, *First Performance^Let’s Go Crazy (Prince), ^I Wanna Be Your Lover (Prince), ^Sexy Sexy (Dean Ween & Matt Setzer), +%Good Times Roll (The Cars), =The Man On Me (Bob Dylan), *When You Bomb (Dean Ween)Set Two:Guy Heller – Lead Vocals, Dean Ween – Guitar/Vocals, Bill Fowler – Guitar/Vocals, Mike Hampton – Guitar/Vocals, Dave Dreiwitz – Bass, Ray Kubian – Drums, •Glenn McClelland – KeyboardsWidth Of A Circle (David Bowie), •Transdermal Celebration (Ween), I’m Gonna Get High (Dean Ween Group)Set Three:Keith Kenny – Guitar/Vocals, Mike Hampton – Guitar, ? – Bass, Eli Ward – Keyboards, Chuck Treese – Drums, @Ray Kubian – Drums/[email protected] Chord (Keith Kenny), Jam , All Along The Watchtower (Bob Dylan)Set Four:Dean Ween – Guitar/Vocals, Jonah Lloyd – Guitar/Vocals, Bill Fowler – Guitar/Vocals, Dave Dreiwitz – Bass, Chuck Treese – Drums, Glenn McClelland – Keyboards~? – Guitar/Vocals & Without Bill Fowler, £Guy Heller – Lead Vocals, %Ray Kubian & Matt Setzer – Backing Vocals, ¥With “Mister Richard Smoker” Keyboard taster, $Without Dean Ween, €Keith Kenny & Mike Hampton join in during jam on guitar~%£Moonage Daydream (David Bowie), £Crystal Ship (The Doors), ¥On Christmas Day (Dean Ween), Summer Wind (Frank Sinatra), ~Green River (C.C.R.)> ~Susie Q (C.C.R.)> ~Green River (Reprise), ~$All The Small Things (Blink 182), $€Shotgun (Junior Walker)> $€Jam!Set Five:Dean Ween – Guitar/Vocals, Keith Kenny – Guitar/Vocals, Mike Hampton – Guitar/Vocals, John D’Angelo – Drums, Glenn McClelland – Keyboards, Chuck Treese- Bass, £Guy Heller – Lead Vocals£L.A. Woman (The Doors)Set Six:Keith Kenny – Guitar/Vocals, Mike Hampton – Guitar/Vocals, John D’Angelo – Drums, Dave Dreiwitz – Bass, Chuck Treese – Guitar, ++Bill Fowler – Vocals, ^^Matt Setzer – Vocals, @@Ray Kubian, Dean Ween, Matt Setzer – Lead Vocals, ? – Guitar/Vocals++Mr. Charlie (Grateful Dead), ^^Shape I’m In (The Band)> @@Highway Star (Deep Purple)(Kind Of)Set Seven:Jonah Lloyd – Guitar/Vocals, Keith Kenny – Guitar/Vocals, Eli Ward – Bass, Chuck Treese – Drums, ? – Guitar/VocalsJam 1> Jam 2> Jam 3>, Who Knows “Jam” (Jimi Hendrix)Set Eight:Bill Fowler – Guitar/Vocals, Eli Ward – Bass, Chuck Treese – Drums, Mike Hampton – GuitarBlack Napkins (Frank Zappa)> Jam!> Black NapkinsSet Nine:Dean Ween – Guitar/Vocals, Bill Fowler – Guitar/Vocals, Dave Dreiwitz – Bass, Ray Kubian – Drums, Glenn McClelland – Keyboards, ••Mike Hampton – GuitarSunset Over Belmar (Dean Ween Group), ••The Ritz Carlton (Dean Ween Group), ••Exercise Man (Dean Ween Group)[H/T JamBase]last_img read more

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Jon Batiste & The Dap-Kings Are Joining Forces For ‘Soul Showdown’ Festival Tour

first_imgToday, Jon Batiste and The Dap-Kings have announced that they’ll join forces this summer for a limited-run of festival appearances. Jon Batiste is the acclaimed musician who serves as the bandleader for Stay Human, the house band for The Late Show with Stephen Colbert. The Dap-Kings are a Brooklyn soul institution, best known for backing up legendary late singers Sharon Jones and Amy Winehouse and leading Daptone Records. Batiste, backed by the Dap-Kings, will play New Orleans-inspired soul music plus tunes by Allen Toussaint and more.In a press release, Gabriel Roth from The Dap-Kings confirmed, “We are thrilled to be returning to the stage and could not have found a more fitting collaborator than Jon, with whom we share a deep love and respect for New Orleans musical roots. He’s a distinctly talented dude with a rare feel for that music, and we can’t wait to tear up these tunes together.”Batiste added, “Thank God for funk and soul music—and The Dap-Kings. I’m suspect of anyone who isn’t moved by their live show! It reminds me of how my father and extended family presented this music when I was a kid. Now The Dap-Kings and I bring our collective experiences to the table. This is major.”Last Friday, Batiste and The Dap-Kings were announced for the Newport Folk Festival on July 29th, when they’ll perform a set titled A Change Is Gonna Come, most likely featuring protest songs from the Civil Rights movements. The joint tour will also be hitting half a dozen other music festivals from April to July, including New Orleans Jazz Fest, Atlanta Jazz Fest, Spoleto Festival, Milwaukee Summerfest, Saratoga Jazz Fest, and Indian Wells Music Festival. See the full list of dates below.For Jon Batiste & The Dap-Kings Upcoming Tour DatesApril 7 – Indian Wells, CA ■ Indian Wells Music FestivalApril 29 – New Orleans, LA ■ New Orleans Jazz FestMay 26 – Charleston, SC ■ Spoleto FestivalMay 27 – Atlanta, GA ■ Atlanta Jazz FestivalJune 24 – Saratoga Springs, NY ■ Saratoga Jazz FestJuly 7 – Milwaukee, WI ■ Milwaukee SummerfestJuly 29 – Newport, RI ■ Newport Folk FestivalView All Tour Dateslast_img read more

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Led Zeppelin Announce 50th Anniversary Illustrated Book

first_img2018 marks a special monument for Led Zeppelin, as the band celebrates their 50th anniversary this year. Despite no rumors or announcement of reunion shows, the rockstars are celebrating this momentous milestone with the release of an illustrated book entitled Led Zeppelin By Led Zeppelin.The group’s official social media accounts announced the new project, with surviving members Jimmy Page, Robert Plant and John Paul Jones providing input for the 400-page collection. The self-titled book is set to be released in October via Reel Art Press, with a pre-order currently underway. The career-spanning project is set to include “previously unpublished photos, artwork from the Led Zeppelin archives and contributions from photographers around the world.”A detailed description of what to expect explains:Led Zeppelin by Led Zeppelin is the first and only official illustrated book to be produced in collaboration with the members of the band. Celebrating 50 years since their formation, it covers the group’s unparalleled musical career and features photographs of Jimmy Page, Robert Plant, John Paul Jones and John Bonham on and offstage, in candid moments and in the recording studio. This definitive 400-page volume includes previously unpublished photos, artwork from the Led Zeppelin archives and contributions from photographers around the world.last_img read more

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