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Widespread Panic Interpreter Featured On Today Show Segment With John Bell

first_imgAnyone who’s attended a Widespread Panic concert has seen Edie Jackson, a sign language interpreter that performs alongside the band to benefit the hard of hearing. Jackson teaches during the day and works with the band at night, and her inspirational story was recently featured on the Today Show.The segment focuses on Jackson’s process, with some great commentary from guitarist/frontman John Bell. It’s great to see how much thought goes in to this truly wonderful service, and how deaf people can enjoy such great music through Jackson’s hard work.You can watch the great feature from Today, below.Widespread Panic kicks off their summer tour on June 17th at the NWA Food Bank in Rogers, AR.last_img read more

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Watch Steely Dan Perform With An Orchestra For The First Time Ever

first_imgDespite their crisp and composed sound, Steely Dan had never performed their music with an orchestra… that is, until last night. The famed classic rockers joined forces with the Hollywood Bowl Orchestra at the famed Hollywood venue last night, playing their music with an orchestra for the first time in band history. It’s hard to believe that 40+ year veterans like Walter Becker and Donald Fagen had never had the opportunity before, but the fact that it happened after so long seemingly made it all the more magical.Check out some video highlights below.AjaJosieBodhisattvaCheck out the setlist.fm listing below.Edit this setlist | More Steely Dan setlistslast_img read more

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Widespread Panic Closes Summer Tour Run With A Heater In LA

first_imgWith talk of Widespread Panic easing off their tour schedule in years to come, fans have been going to each show this summer to capture a piece of the band’s jam music magic. Though the band has an extended run of dates scheduled on the back end of the season, last night’s show at the Wiltern Theatre marked the final night of music for what has been one of the group’s best tours to date. By all accounts, Panic is bringing the heat; plain and simple.Last night was no exception, as the tour closer kicked off with “Lawyers Guns & Money.” The heat kept on coming with tunes like “Ain’t Life Grand,” “Radio Child,” and so many more. The band was simply electric throughout the performance.Check out video footage of “Rock” and “Pilgrims” from the second set of last night’s show, courtesy of LoadOffAnnie.The full setlist can be seen below, courtesy of PanicStream. All images appear courtesy of Steve Rose Photos, and a full gallery is visible below.Setlist: Widespread Panic at The Wiltern Theatre, Los Angeles, CA – 7/16/16Set 1: Lawyers Guns & Money, Ain’t Life Grand, Radio Child, Imitation Leather Shoes, Cotton Was King, Steven’s Cat, Honky Red, Pleas > Conrad the CaterpillarSet 2: Old Neighborhood, A Hard Rain’s A-Gonna Fall, Pigeons, Worry, Rebirtha > Second Skin > Airplane > Drums > Rock, Pilgrims, Space WranglerEncore: All Time Low, Tail Dragger, End of the Show^^ = w/ JB on Mandolin Load remaining imageslast_img read more

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Flaming Lips Announce U.S. Tour In Support Of Forthcoming “Oczy Mlody” Album

first_imgRockers The Flaming Lips surprised fans yesterday with the announcement of a brand new album, titled Oczy Mlody. The surprises don’t stop there, however, as the band has followed up that announcement by announcing a series of tour dates throughout the U.S. in 2017.The new album is set for release on January 13th. To get fans excited for the new release, the Flaming Lips shared the music video for a brand new track from it! You can watch “The Castle,” streaming below.The tour is set to kick off on March 3rd, hitting mid-sized concert clubs throughout the U.S. and Toronto. The tour runs from March 3rd to April 4th with fourteen dates total, and comes just a month after the band wraps up their run through Europe in the end of January. You can see the newly announced tour schedule posted below.Flaming Lips Tour Dates03/03 – Boston, MA @ House of Blues03/04 – Philadelphia, PA @ The Fillmore03/05 – Washington, DC @ 9:30 Club03/06 – Washington, DC @ 9:30 Club03/08 – New Haven, CT @ College Street Music Hall03/09 – New York, NY @ Terminal 503/13 – Toronto, ON @ Rebel Complex03/14 – Detroit, MI @ Royal Oak Music Theater03/29 – Nashville, TN @ War Memorial Auditorium03/30 – Charlotte, NC @ The Fillmore03/31 – Raleigh, NC @ The Ritz04/02 – Atlanta, GA @ Tabernacle04/03 – Lake Buena Vista, FL @ House of Blues04/04 – St. Petersburg, FL @ Jannus Livelast_img read more

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The Nth Power Announce “WAKE UP & LIVE: The Music of Bob Marley” Late Night After Jazz Fest Show

first_imgIf you’ll be down in New Orleans for Jazz Fest this year, don’t miss out on all of the awesome late night music options taking place across the city. Learn more about all of the amazing music you can catch at this link. The two-week musical extravaganza that is New Orleans Jazz Fest provides fertile ground for musicians looking to pay tribute to their icons. With so many after hours and late night shows taking place over the course of the ten-day musical marathon, artists love to pay tribute to their favorite artists that influenced their lives and impacted their careers.Last year, local heroes The Nth Power took the tribute concept to another level, inviting a huge mix of top-shelf special guests to One Eyed Jacks for a tribute to Earth, Wind & Fire, a project that was appropriately dubbed  “Earth, Wind & Power.“ The show received rave reviews, as the band and special guests Oteil & Kofi Burbridge, Skerik, Jennifer Hartswick, Natalie Cressman, and James Casey tore up a bevy of classic hits and beloved deep cuts, performing each song with precision and perfection. “Earth, Wind & Power” is back at Jazz Fest this year, by popular demand.Now, The Nth Power has announced their next great Jazz Fest tribute. After having shown off their impressive talent with “Earth, Wind & Power,” fans in New Orleans should be excited to learn about “WAKE UP & LIVE: The Music of Bob Marley.” The show, which once again will go down at One Eyed Jacks, will take place on Saturday, April 29th as a late night show. It will feature The Nth Power alongside special guests Cyril Neville, Raja Kassis of Antibalas, Skerik, Weedie Braimah, Shira Elias of Turkuaz, Rob Marscher of Jennifer Hartswick Band, Andrew “Da Phessah” Baham of Big Sam’s Funky Nation, Boyd from Phantom Vanity, and Adam Joseph. The special set will follow an earlier performance at One Eyed Jacks by Karl Denson’s Tiny Universe.See below for all the info you need for this can’t-miss tribute to Bob Marley from The Nth Power!– SHOW INFO –Artist: The Nth Power Presents “WAKE UP & LIVE: The Music of Bob Marley”Venue: One Eyed Jacks – 615 Toulouse Street New Orleans, LA 70130Price: $25adv / $30dos (purchase tickets here)Time: Doors 1:00 AM / Show 2:00 AM (technically early AM 4/30)last_img read more

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Robert Randolph & The Family Band Blow Up Brooklyn Bowl In Las Vegas [Photos]

first_imgLoad remaining images Robert Randolph & The Family Band are currently touring on the heels of their 2017 release Got Soul (read the full album review here). If ever there was a time when we needed a jolt of uplifting, transcendent music, it is definitely now. Robert Randolph & The Family Band have mixed a joyous gospel sound with a rock aesthetic to deliver a strong set of fresh material, urging listeners to use their soul and be the change.On Tuesday, March 28, RRFB rolled through the Brooklyn Bowl in Las Vegas, NV to spread the good word with Lawrence. Photographer Mark Raker was on site to capture the glory, which you can enjoy in the gallery below.last_img read more

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Joe Russo’s Almost Dead Welcomes Sax And Covers Springsteen, Dylan, And MMW To Start CO Run

first_imgFor their 107th show, last night’s performance by Joe Russo’s Almost Dead was an exceptional example of why the group is so beloved and frequently lauded as one of the best ensembles keeping the music of the Grateful Dead alive. The group’s technical abilities as individuals and a unit are obvious, but beyond that, there is always an air of lightheartedness and a spirit of innovation coursing through each performance and at the heart of the band. That same liveliness is sure to be present at tonight’s show at the 1st Bank Center to close out the group’s two-day Colorado run, as will it be when the group returns to Colorado (unfortunately sans bassist Dave Dreiwitz, though with addition of the legendary Oteil Burbridge of the Allman Brothers and Dead & CO in his stead) for their rescheduled Red Rocks debut on Thursday, August 31st. Check out the setlist below, courtesy of Peter Costello. You can also check out a gallery of photos from last night’s show, courtesy of Andrew Rios.Setlist: Joe Russo’s Almost Dead | Ogden Theatre | Denver, CO | 4/28/2017Set One (9:15PM – 10:31PM): Jackstraw > Truckin’ @, Viola Lee Blues #-> Here Comes Sunshine Jam $ -> Viola Lee Blues Reprise -> Tell Me, Momma % (SM) > China Cat Sunflower > Atlantic City -> Jam ^ -> I Know You RiderSet Two (11:00PM – 12:10AM ish): Jam -> Lost Sailor -> Saint Of Circumstance &, Scarlet Begonias -> Keeping It Simple -> Fire On The Mountain, Dancing In The Streets * -> Bubblehouse * + -> Dancing In The Streets Reprise * ## -> Franklins Tower *Encore: US Blues $$Notes: @ – With an Other One Tease (Band) & a “Reveille” (Traditional) Tease (SM); # – With a “Duo Jam”; $ – First Time Played By Almost Dead; % – Bob Dylan Cover, First Time Played By Almost Dead; ^ – With Teases / Jams of “You Don’t Love Me” (Willie Cobb / Allman Brothers Band) and China Cat Sunflower (Band); & – With a “Sowing the Seeds of Love” (Tears for Fears) Jam (I THINK); * – With Stuart Bogie on Sax; + – Medeski Martin & Wood Cover, First Time Played By Almost Dead; ## – With a DD Bass Solo; $$ – With Stuart Bogie on Clarinet Almost Dead’s cover of the Springsteen track was climactic and expansive, with the jam following the song keeping the house on their toes as Hamilton’s guitar worked in tastes of the melody of “China Cat.” However, the band didn’t go back into “China Cat,” instead closing out their first set with “I Know You Rider,” thus giving nods to the standard Grateful Dead combo “China Cat > Rider” as well as to their October 2015 performance at New York’s Brooklyn Bowl that saw the group use the Springsteen song as a springboard into “Rider.” It was a perfect close to the spirited first set and saw huge cheers from the crowd as Tom Hamilton sang the triumphant and timely line, “I’d shine my light through the cool Colorado rain.” To close out the set, the band moved into “Franklin’s Tower,” with Benevento taking the reins and charging into the jam. As the group moved through the song, Bogie and Metzger’s intertwining features,, and later Bogie and Hamilton’s dueling sax an guitar, were a welcome addition as the song built to a cacophonous close. Joe Russo took a moment to thank the crowd for being so understanding about the venue change for tonight’s show from Red Rocks, noting the band is just as disappointed as they were, though after their fiery performance, no one in the crowd seemed too concerned. “U.S. Blues” closed out the show as the group’s encore. The spirited song was an uplifting way to end the night, with special guest Stuart Bogie starting off on sax but jogging off mid-song and reappearing with a clarinet. For the second set, Joe Russo’s Almost Dead started things off slow and sweet, kicking off a jam that slowly morphed into the soulful tune, “Lost Sailor,” then picked up in tempo with the classic transition into “Saint of Circumstance.” The ever-pleasing “Scarlet Begonias” was up next, with the beloved tune invoking the audience to sing along, before Almost Dead changed things up with their first-ever original song, “Keeping It Simple,” which was debuted at the Brooklyn Bowl in honor of their 100th show. The jam leading out of the original number, “Keeping It Simple” was led primarily by the rhythm section, with Dreiwitz stepping forward to shine on bass before a stellar drum solo by Russo lead into “Fire On The Mountain.”The tune is consistently a crowd pleaser whenever it’s played within the mountainous state of Colorado, and last night’s performance was no different, with the whole audience dialed in with the band, who was clearly feeling the groove as well. After Metzger’s crisp opening guitar solo, Hamilton and Benevento shared the lead with the two’s parallel playing leading straight to the peak of the jam. From this point on, things began to get silly, and there was a distinct air of playfulness among all the band members on stage. Driven out of the jam by Russo’s jazzy drums, Hamilton moved into the last verse of “Fire On The Mountain,” at points choking back laughter as Benevento added quick embellishments on the keys following each of Hamilton’s lines, eventually eliciting Russo to throw his head back in laughter following the second or third time Marco interjected his cascading adornments.For “Dancing In The Streets” and the rest of the set, multi-instrumentalist Stuart Bogie of Antibalas and Superhuman Happiness fame came out to join the quintet on sax, an addition Almost Dead has seen previously during this year’s run at the Brooklyn Bowl. The disco-esque and dancey nature of the tune was enhanced with the addition of the horn and Benevento’s electronic-tinged, percussive playing. Again, Benevento was all giggles, at a point pausing his playing briefly to catch his breath. The group sandwiched the debut of Medeski, Martin, & Wood’s “Bubblehouse”—a nod to their support for tonight’s show at 1st Bank—within “Dancing.” The huge jam portion within this sandwich alternated between impressive drum and bass solos and the group coming together with each return in a markedly different style—Tom Hamilton also reaffirmed himself as a champion, shredding so hard that his glasses fell off, playing blind until the reprise of “Dancing In The Streets.”center_img The storm was already rolling in by the time that Joe Russo’s Almost Dead took the stage at the sold-out Ogden Theatre in Denver last night—a storm that was the source of much trouble this week, forcing the Thursday announcement that the group’s headlining performance at Red Rocks Amphitheatre, supported by Medeski, Martin, & Wood, would be moved indoors to 1st Bank Center. Despite this, the packed house at the Ogden and the members of Joe Russo’s Almost Dead were clearly in high spirits and ready to celebrate the group’s return to Colorado.From the start of the first song, “Jack Straw,” on, it was clear that Almost Dead was primed for their two-night Colorado run and that they weren’t going to let anything snow on their parade. Tom Hamilton’s crooning on the opening number made way for an ambient jam from which the classic American Beauty track “Truckin’” materialized, with the upbeat number getting the whole mass of folks groovin’ and feelin’ good. A melodic solo by keyboard extraordinaire Marco Benevento lead “Truckin’” into its jam, during which Dave Dreiwitz, Scott Metzger, Hamilton, and Benevento traded off solos rapid fire, eventually culminating in Hamilton and Metzger’s dual guitars simultaneously sharing the lead to move back into the song’s refrain.“Viola Lee Blues” was up next, harkening back to the last time the group played the Ogden in December, during which the breezy number and its similarly feel-good predecessor “Truckin” made appearances toward the beginning of the first set. Benevento did not cease up on the keys, hammering through to a slow build-up along with Joe Russo into a “Hear Comes Sunshine”-themed jam—a debut for Almost Dead—before the group made a jubilant return to “Truckin’.”Metzger lead the charge into the next song, Almost Dead’s debut of a cover of “Tell Me Mama,” which saw Metzger sing the Bob Dylan original and ended on a soaring guitar solo by Hamilton. The song abruptly dropped into “China Cat Sunflower,” another high-energy crowd-pleaser, which segued into an eerie and discordant jam that resolved with a shimmering key change. To the delight of the crowd, the group then went straight into their cover of Bruce Springsteen’s “Atlantic City,” a classic song that perfectly complements Hamilton’s voice and that had the entire audience singing along. Load remaining imageslast_img read more

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Col. Bruce Hampton & The Madrid Express Posthumously Release Live Album [Stream]

first_imgCol. Bruce Hampton and The Madrid Express used to perform every Thursday at The Vista Room in Decatur, Georgia. The first show was December 22, 2016 – and as the vibe was felt, the community began to grow. For six months Bruce would settle in with a team of the best musicians, refining his craft to it’s most focused and subtle.According to a press release, “The Vista Room was conceived with ears first and eyes second – a room built from the back to the front by a seasoned player. If the room was right for musicians, they will bring their friends, and so on. As is often the case, Bruce Hampton’s arrival affirmed the beauty of the mission and a common void was filled for both parties – a spot where the outside world stayed outside, with no TV and an intimate setup. Mike Rizzi [whose intent was to create a space that was truly a musician’s room] soon dubbed Bruce ‘The Pope Of The Vista’ as he and many others witnessed community through music each week. In Rizzi’s words ‘There wasn’t a brighter light in the Vista than Col. Bruce Hampton’.”On March 16th, just six weeks before his unexpected death, the bandmates recorded their sold-out show at The Vista Room. The show was recorded with the intent of releasing it on vinyl. For several weeks, the project was being finished by Bruce, and is now in the hands of his band with the blessing of Bruce’s estate. Col. Bruce Hampton and The Madrid Express – Live At The Vista Room captures the essence of Bruce and his bandmates, and the undeniable energy he shared with those around him.Stranger Than Fiction: The Cosmic Curtain Call Of Col. Bruce HamptonThe Madrid Express is made up of Tyler Neal (Vocals, Guitar/Slide Guitar), Franher Joseph (Bass, Vocals, Potarth), Darren Stanley (Drums, Yells), Dante’ Harmon (Lap Steel, Vocals), and Nick DiSebastian (Mandolin, Vocals). The Zambi All-Stars include Denny Walley (Slide Guitar), John Mailander (Fiddle), Daniel ”Tojo The ManHole Nakazawa” Wytanis (Trombone), Joey ”Papa J” Sommerville (Trumpet), Dallas Dawson (Drums, Cases), Guarav Malhotra (Percussion), and Raphael (Tamborine). It’s a fact that Col. Bruce Hampton only surrounded himself with the best of the best musicians.During his go-to performance of “Basically Frightened”, you’ll hear the Col. say to the audience: “We’ll be here for about six Thursdays in a row. Please come back and see us, because…..” and that’s it. Six weeks later, while still scheduled to perform The Vista Room, Col. Bruce Hampton collapsed and died on stage at his 70th birthday celebration. While throwing out random numerical values are typical of Col. Bruce, there are definitively “no coincidences” in his world.As of now, this is the last professional recording of Col. Bruce Hampton before his death.<a href=”http://colbrucehampton.bandcamp.com/album/live-the-vista-room”>Live @ the Vista Room by Col. Bruce Hampton and the Madrid Express</a>last_img read more

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Trey Anastasio Announces February Solo Acoustic Tour

first_imgFollowing a successful run in March of 2017, Trey Anastasio will return to the road in winter of 2018 with an acoustic guitar for a slew of solo shows. The Phish guitarist has announced a 9-date tour in February, hitting Washington, DC; Cambridge, MA; Athens, GA; and more—including a triumphant return to The Grand in Wilmington, Delaware, marking an 8,253 day gap since his last performance in the state, according to The News Journal.Trey’s solo acoustic shows historically feature selections from across his extensive catalogue, including Phish rarities and Trey Anastasio Band favorites. The intimacy of the solo acoustic shows invites fan-interaction and story time from Big Red himself, making these shows highly in-demand for fans across the board. With no dates announced for Phish or Trey Anastasio Band as of yet, these shows mark the first of Trey in 2018.Trey Anastasio Debuts Acoustic “Lizards” On Solo Tour [Videos]Tickets go up for sale via a real time pre-sale tomorrow, November 28th, at 12 pm EST, and that ends on Thursday, November 30th, at 5 pm ET. General on-sale begins this Friday, December 1 at 10 am EST.Check out the full tour route below:Feb. 8 – Morristown, NJ – Mayo Performing Arts CenterFeb. 9 – Ithaca, NY – State TheatreFeb. 10 – Cambridge, MA – Sanders TheatreFeb. 12 – Pittsburgh, PA – ByhamFeb. 13 – Wilmington, DE – Grand Opera HouseFeb. 14 – Washington, DC – Sixth and IFeb. 16 – Durham, NC – Carolina TheatreFeb. 17 – Charlotte, NC – Knight TheatreFeb. 18 – Athens, GA – Classic Center[Photo: Zach Blum]last_img read more

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Lil Wayne, Future, & More Preach Consent In SNL Music Video Parody Sketch, “Permission” [Watch]

first_imgOn Saturday night, November 10th, Lil Wayne joined the cast of Saturday Night Live and host Liev Schreiber as the evening’s musical guest. Following in the wake of the release of his long-anticipated new LP, Tha Carter V, Weezy performed a pair of tracks from the album with special guests and lent some rhymes to a tongue-in-cheek music video parody segment about asking for consent and respecting women’s choices.Lil Wayne, Liev Schreiber, Kate McKinnon – Promo Teaser[Video: Saturday Night Live]For his two customary live performance slots as the show’s musical guest, Weezy tapped a pair of special guest performers. First, the New Orleans native welcomed singer-songwriter Halsey to add vocals on Tha Carter V track “Can’t Be Broken”. Later in the show, Lil Wayne returned to the stage with lauded producer and frequent collaborator Swizz Beatz for a performance of Tha Carter V single “Uproar”. You can watch videos of Lil Wayne’s two SNL performances below.Lil Wayne w/ Halsey – “Can’t Be Broken”[Video: Saturday Night Live]Lil Wayne w/ Swizz Beatz – “Uproar”[Video: Saturday Night Live]In addition to his regularly scheduled live performance, Wayne also appeared on the episode in a pre-canned music video parody sketch. In the video, titled “Permission”, fictional duo Booty Kings (played by cast members Kenan Thompson and Chris Redd) head to the club to get some “booty,” setting up a familiar hip-hop music video scenario. However, in an oh-so-very-2018 twist, the fictional rappers’ advances on the females in the club are stopped in their tracks when the women tell them they’re not interested. The women are thoroughly surprised that the rappers actually respect their wishes not to be bothered—an appropriate riff on the times in which we live.The song goes on to feature guest verses from both Lil Wayne and Future about how you need respect women’s wishes, an appropriate send-up of the often-misogynistic nature of modern hip-hop—Wayne included. It also features a mumbled cameo from another fictional rapper, Uncle Butt (played by Pete Davidson), who tries to contribute to the song but is mostly inaudible thanks to his giant, gratuitous grill. Check out the clip below.Booty Kings w/ Lil Wayne, Future – “Permission” [Music Video Parody Sketch][Video: Saturday Night Live][H/T Pitchfork]last_img read more

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