The Meters Hold Emotional Reunion, Welcome Haynes, Potter, Worrell, Trombone Shorty In New Orleans

first_imgThis weekend, New Orleans welcomed the return of all four original members of The Meters to the stage, performing the music that has come to define the NOLA funk sound. The four funky cats – Art Neville, Zigaboo Modeliste, George Porter Jr., and Leo Nocentelli – hit the Orpheum Theater, putting on a show that none will soon forget.The original Meters don’t often share the stage these days, only coming together for rare and priceless occasions. This was one of those nights, as an influx of special guests added to the magic. Whether it was “Just Kissed My Baby” with Bernie Worrell and Warren Haynes or a rendition of “Ain’t No Use” with Grace Potter, the mood was simply electric. Dumpstaphunk’s Ivan Neville was on hand for most of the night as well, and Trombone Shorty made an appearance on “Be My Lady” as well. There was also a full horn section for a majority of the show, composed of Tracy Griffin, Jeff Albert, Khris Royal and Clarence Johnson III.Watch videos of “Cissy Strut” and “Ain’t No Use”, featured below.Check out photos from the night, courtesy of Marc Millman:last_img read more

Hangtown Music Festival Announces Impressive Initial Lineup

first_imgWith an impressive lineup spanning the various sub-genres of the jam scene, the Hangtown Music Festival has announced its initial lineup with event hosts Railroad Earth playing all three nights, and being joined by Medeski Martin & Wood (who are celebrating their 25th anniversary), Nahko & Medicine For The People, Karl Denson’s Tiny Universe (performing Prince‘s Dirty Mind ft. Fishbone’s Angelo), The Infamous Stringdusters, Steve Kimock & Friends, Twiddle, TAUK, and many many more.Hangtown is set to take place from October 20th-23rd at El Dorado County Fairgrounds in Placerville, CA. There will also be a special “Incidental Animals” set, which will feature ALO‘s Dan “Lebo” Lebowitz, Dave Brogan and Steve Adams, with the String Cheese Incident‘s Kyle Hollingsworth and Trey Anastasio Band‘s Jennifer Hartswick.Tickets are currently on sale here.Hangtown Music Festival 2016 Initial LineupRailroad Earth x3Medeski Martin & WoodNahko & Medicine For The peopleKarl Denson’s Tiny Universe performs Prince’s ‘Dirty Mind’ featuring Angelo from FishboneThe Infamous StringdustersThe Wood BrothersNicki Bluhm & The GramblersIncidental AnimalsBoomboxSteve Kimock & FriendsLukas Nelson & Promise Of The RealPimps Of JoytimeCarolyn WonderlandTAUKTwiddleDead Winter CarpentersPink Talking FishHorseshoes & Hand GrenadesWhiskey ShiversEuforquestraGipsy MoonRabbit Wildelast_img read more

Umphrey’s McGee Is Releasing A Full Studio Album Of Mashup Tracks

first_imgUmphreaks, get ready to phreak out.On Friday, November 11th, Umphrey’s McGee will release ZONKEY, an eleven track album of entirely mashups, with the band combining the catalogs of various artists to create unique mix-up compositions.While these mashups have been featured in the live setting on special occasions, never before has the band taken the concept into the studio. “ZONKEY clearly pays homage to some of our favorite artists and songs,” said keyboardist Joel Cummins in a statement. “While we’ve tried to reproduce the spirit of the original compositions and recordings, we’ve also tried to have some fun with the structure as we’ve often combined seemingly dissimilar musical elements to create a new vibe altogether.”With this in mind, it makes a lot of sense that the band brought out “Electric Avenue to Hell” at North Coast Music Festival in Chicago last weekend. The song – a mashup of “Highway To Hell” (AC/DC) + “Electric Avenue” (Eddy Grant) + “The Triple Wide” (Umphrey’s McGee) – is one of the eleven tracks on the new release.For pre-orders and more information, you can head here. Be sure to check out the full track listing, posted below.ZONKEY Track Listing“National Loser Anthem”“National Anthem” (Radiohead) + “Loser” (Beck) + “In The Air Tonight” (Phil Collins)“Life During Exodus”“Life During Wartime” (Talking Heads) + “Exodus” (Bob Marley) + “City of Tiny Lites” (Frank Zappa) + “25 or 6 to 4” (Chicago)“Can’t Rock My Dream Face”“Rock With You” (Michael Jackson) + “Can’t Feel My Face” (The Weeknd) + “Dreams” (Fleetwood Mac)“Sad Clint Eastwood”“Sad But True” (Metallica) + “Clint Eastwood” (Gorillaz)“Electric Avenue To Hell”“Highway To Hell” (AC/DC) + “Electric Avenue” (Eddy Grant) + “The Triple Wide” (Umphrey’s McGee)“Ace Of Long Nights”“Ace of Spades” (Motörhead) + “It’s Gonna Be a Long Night” (Ween)“Sweet Sunglasses”“Sweet Dreams” (Eurythmics) + “Sunglasses at Night” (Corey Hart) + “Electric Feel” (MGMT)“Strangletage”“Stranglehold” (Ted Nugent) + “Sabotage” (Beastie Boys)“Come As Your Kids”“Kids” (MGMT) + “Come As You Are” (Nirvana) + “You Spin Me Round (Like a Record)” (Dead or Alive)“Frankie Zombie”“Thunder Kiss ’65” (White Zombie) + “Relax” (Frankie Goes to Hollywood) + “Have a Cigar” (Pink Floyd)“Bulls On The Bus”“Bulls On Parade” (Rage Against the Machine) + “Mark On the Bus” (Beastie Boys)“Bittersweet Haj”“Hajimemashite” (Umphrey’s McGee) + “Bitter Sweet Symphony” (The Verve)last_img read more

The Inaugural New England Festy Brought Barn Burnin’ Wood Brothers, Stringdusters, Greensky And More

first_imgLoad remaining images A beautiful weekend at Prowse Farm in Canton, Massachusetts was filled with the sounds of bluegrass at the inaugural New England Festy, an event best known for having The Infamous Stringdusters behind it. The original Virginia based Festy Experience branched out this year, bringing the sounds of bluegrass to Massachusetts. The event featured free parking, making it an easy decision for families to come out and join in on the fun. With so many activities available for kids, the festival catered to people of all ages. Disc golf, bike demos, a magic show, story time, and a trail side museum kept families busy. Children slept well in the evening, without a doubt. Local vendors provided food, and Oskar Blues Brewery provided cold libations for the adults in the crowd throughout the weekend.The festival opened up on Saturday with Old Salt Union, a fun group based out of St. Louis, MO, who’s sound touched upon hints of blues and jazz blended into bluegrass. The fiddle tones danced across the venue, putting smiles on children and adults alike. Moving over to the main stage, David Wax Museum wasted no time in kicking off their set as soon as the last notes dropped from Old Salt Union. Their colorful outfits jived with the beauty of the day. Joyful tones and quick paced melodies rolled along as they took the attendees through their vibrant set that was packed with everything from jamming rock to cooled down tender songs, giving a little something for everyone.Without skipping a beat, the music moved back over to the second stage where Fruition busted into their set. The army of people started growing as the afternoon wore on. The band drew quite a crowd to the stage where they performed a few tunes off of their new album, Labor of Love, which pumped up the venue and had everyone on their feet. The raw, take no prisoners melodies clearly lifted the audience from the laid back chill attitude of the day to a ‘time to get this party started’ sensation. As they eased out of their set, the music was thrown back to the main stage, where Josh Ritter and company were having a full on blast. Jumping up and down, toe tapping hard, and huge smiles all around were the theme of their set. Tinges of Dylan and Springsteen were hinted at while the band was, without a doubt, having a kickass time entertaining the crowd while the sun slowly made it’s climb down the sky for the day. Following Ritter, Justin Townes Earle jumped on stage and performed his acoustic tunes to a well oiled crowd of musically filled fans. His natural, experience filled lyrics cut right to the heart, yet had fans swaying to his beats in the cool breeze of the evening.After Earle wrapped up his set, the night’s headliner, The Wood Brothers, took the stage and blew the doors off the crowd. Only one of the best bassists out there, Chris Wood, had fans whooping and hollering as he slammed away on his upright while brother Oliver Woods’ soulfully sung lyrics poured out to the crowd. Drummer Jano Rix began the set by pounding away on the wood of his shuitar, a stringless guitar that is packed with all kinds of percussion gadgets, early on in the set before adding in the full sound of the kit. The closing set was crammed with goodness, and fan favorites, including “Luckiest Man” and “The Muse.” Harmonica was sprinkled throughout and Chris Wood switched things up by trading in his upright for an electric bass during a few songs, including “Postcards from Hell,” and wow, did the audience react positively with his magical fingers banging away at the strings. The band poured their heart and soul into the set and the audience was begging them for more when they wrapped up.Though all good things must come to an end, Whiskey Shivers continued the evening over at the second stage. Their animated acoustic set brought them down into the crowd, and even treated everyone to a hilarious “fuck Donald Trump” tune mid-set before wrapping things up for the night. What a perfectly perfect ending to day one.Sunday brought overcast skies with light drops of rain, but the weather thankfully cleared before the music began. The afternoon started with the beautiful acoustic sounds from Garrettgrass Gospel Hour, featuring Jeremy Garrett of The Infamous Stringdusters, with guest Sierra Hull on mandolin. During their set, hawks circled endlessly in the thermals above, making a perfect setting to enjoy the relaxing Sunday opener.With clouds growing darker, Sierra Hull then moved over to open up the main stage for the day. Her angelic voice, combined with ghostly tones and steel pedal heavy, banjo slapping and deep bass melodies, ensured that the vibe in the venue was full of happy people everywhere. It was the band’s first time performing at either Festy, and they thoroughly enjoyed their set on this Sunday that shaped up to be beautiful, without a drop falling from the sky.If you haven’t heard of Lau, definitely check them out. This surprise set of the weekend took off with eerie tones that built with tender touches of guitar and mandolin. It was as if the pied piper himself was in town. People were drawn to their sound. Hailing from Scotland, they brought their captivating music that was a touch of bluegrass, mixed with experimental tones, to the crowd. This trio was clearly not afraid to introduce unusual auditory sensations in with guitar and fiddle. Lau was an absolute joy for the ears. Be on the lookout for more from this band that’s currently on their debut U.S. tour.The Infamous Stringdusters, the major reason for this festival in the first place, finally got on stage to a crowd that was itching to see them all weekend. They wasted no time going into an intense jam early on in their set. Finger picking on the fiddle, along with a serious rosin workout by Jeremy Garrett, with Andy Hall’s dobro and Andy Falco’s guitar chiming in, set the stage for the intense vibes that were thrown out for their entire set. Garrett and Chris Pandolfi, on banjo, took “The Place I Call Home” off to ridiculous heights as they showed off their talent throughout this tune before flowing right into “The Elevator.” “Heady Festy” cooled down the venue after a hot early set. Travis Book kept the flow of the entire set in check as his double bass kept the boys in beat like glue. The collective talents of this group had the venue jumping up and down to their soaker of a set that included covers of U2’s “In God’s Country” and The Grateful Dead’s “Bird Song,” bringing elevated cheers from the audience. Overall, their set was chock full of country, bluegrass, straight up jam, and easy acoustic tunes, featuring a little something for everyone. Many thanks to Scott Medeiros for his taper posting on Archive.org, featuring the full audio of their set:Session Americana cooled down the venue with their relaxed vibes. Gentle guitar tones and sweet lyrics rolled along throughout. They were gathered close together on the stage around a table, making for an intimate set under the cloud filled evening sky. Their timeless melodies brought the audience down to a calmness, especially for families that had kids drifting off to an easy slumber for the night.To close out the festival, Greensky Bluegrass put on one hell of a performance. Early in the set, during “All Four,” each musician was focused on one at a time, taking turns strutting their stuff for the audience and easing with a slow pace to accentuate the talent of each member. Fans went nuts with excitement! Never miss a Sunday show is the staple saying and, with Greensky, it was oh so true. Each melody was drawn out with thick jamming and intense energy. The venue soaked up every minute of it, swaying to the beat and hollering out in excitement at the vibes being thrown from the stage. The set list included their version of The Band’s “Atlantic City,” which always brings down the house, as well as The Grateful Dead’s “Ain’t No Bread In the Breadbox.” A few guys from the Stringdusters joined in on a few tunes,  “Will The Circle Be Unbroken” and “Little Maggie.” The festival closed out with an encore of “Windshield,” with members slowly backing out of the song to bring not only the song, but the festival, to an end.Many thanks to Robbie Cox for his taper posting on Archive.org, with full audio from Greensky’s set:The debut New England Festy was a great success. The music enjoyed in an intimate setting under blue skies made for one enjoyable weekend shared by families and friends alike. Anticipate next year’s festival to be even better! For more information on The New England Festy, please visit their official website.Words by Sarah Bourque. Follow on Twitter.Photography courtesy of The New England Festy.last_img read more

Watch Cabinet Jam With Justin Mazer & The Turkuaz Horns At Peach Fest [Pro-Shot]

first_imgPennsylvania bluegrass outfit Cabinet continues to impress with their high-energy slamming musicianship, and that was on full display when they hit the Peach Music Festival just a few months ago. The band has been a staple of the Peach Fest since the beginning, and their fan base is only growing as they leave crowds in shock and awe with their music.At Peach Fest, the band had an opportunity to collaborate with some very special guests for their performance. Cabinet welcomed out Justin Mazer (Tom Hamilton’s American Babies) and the Turkuaz horns for a fun-filled cover of Elvis Costello’s “Watching the Detectives,” captivating the crowd with the classic tune.Thanks to Cabinet, we can share pro-shot footage of this exciting performance. Check it out below!Cabinet is gearing up for a big Halloween run through the Northeast, with stops in Boston, Burlington, Stroudsburg, and Brooklyn from 10/27-31. Check out the full tour schedule below, and head to the band’s website for details.Cabinet Halloween Tour Dates10/27 Boston, MA – The Sinclair *10/28 Burlington, VT – Higher Ground *10/29 Stroudsburg, PA – Sherman Theater *^10/31 Brooklyn, NY – Brooklyn Bowl *!* All Shows with Billy Strings^ plus Tom Graham & KOPEC! plus Larry Keel Experiencelast_img read more

Previously Unheard Notorious B.I.G. Rhymes Appear On New Faith Evans Duet Album [Listen]

first_imgFaith Evans said in a press release:“I remember telling Ms. Wallace years ago that one day it would be really dope if I could do something similar to Natalie & Nat King Cole’s Unforgettable. Knowing the love that B.I.G. had for Tyanna & Ceejay, I feel it’s my duty to uphold & extend his legacy, especially his musical contributions. This project is my creative reflection of the love we had & the bond we will always have. I’m elated to share this musical journey with our fans!”The King & I Tracklist:01 A Billion02 Legacy03 Beautiful (Interlude)04 Can’t Get Enough05 Don’t Test Me06 Big/Faye (Interlude) [ft. Jamal Woolard]07 Tryna Get By08 The Reason09 I Don’t Want It [ft. Lil’ Cease]10 I Got Married (Interlude) [ft. Mama Wallace]11 Wife Commandments12 We Just Clicked (Interlude) [ft. Mama Wallace]13 A Little Romance14 The Baddest (Interlude)15 Fool For You16 Crazy (Interlude) [ft. 112 & Mama Wallace]17 Got Me Twisted18 When We Party [ft. Snoop Dogg]19 Somebody Knows [ft. Busta Rhymes]20 Take Me There [ft. Sheek Louch & Styles P]21 One In The Same22 I Wish (Interlude) [ft. Kevin McCall & Chyna Tahjere]23 Lovin You For Life [ft. Lil’ Kim]24 NYC [ft. Jadakiss]25 It Was Worth It It was 1997 when the Notorious B.I.G left this planet, but wife Faith Evans has kept his spirit alive. She now officially announces the release of a duet album The King & I (due out May 19) featuring previously unreleased Biggie rhymes alongside Evans own vocals. There are guest appearances from Snoop Dogg, Jadakiss, Busta Rhymes, Lol’ Kim, Sheek Louch, Styles P, and Biggie’s own mother Voletta Wallace, who also narrates the album with the married couple.Today, Evans shares two tracks from The King & I, “NYC” featuring Jadakiss, and “When We Party” featuring Snoop Dogg. Listen to both new tracks below:last_img read more

Yonder Mountain String Band Releases Official Live Compilation Album For The First Time Since 2008

first_imgYonder Mountain String Band, the premiere jamgrass outfit from Nederland, Colorado, has just released Mountain Tracks 6, the first release in this live series since 2008. While Yonder has still released hard-copy live albums over the past nine year, with Live From Stubb’s BBQ coming out last year, instead of a full show, Mountain Tracks 6 is a compilation of some of the band’s favorite live songs from the beginning half of their 2016 tour.In addition to classic Yonder tracks we’ve come to know and love, the album also contains covers of Blind Melon’s “No Rain” and America’s “Sister Golden Hair.” It also contains two “sandwich” tracks, showcasing Yonder’s expertise in building out of a song and then back into it. As Adam Aijala said of Mountain Tracks 6, “It’s been a long time since we’ve released a hard copy of a live show, but we’ve received a lot of requests over the past couple of years.  We were happy to oblige.  Hope you enjoy it!”The album is available for purchase on their website and tour merch booth, and will be going up on Spotify April 7th.Yonder Mountain String Band’s Mountain Tracks 6 Track Listing1. Around You2. Black Sheep3. Sister Golden Hair4. I’m Lost5.  Pass This Way > E.M.D. > Pass This Way6. No Rain7. Drawing A Melody > Summer In The City > Drawing A Melodylast_img read more

Papadosio Announces Two-Night New Year’s Eve Celebration

first_imgPapadosio will celebrate New Year’s Eve for two nights in Nashville, Tennessee! On Saturday, December 30, Papadosio will perform an intimate show at the Exit/In music hall with local act Doyle. On Sunday, December 31, the space rockers will celebrate the ringing in of the New Year with Zoogma and Asheville locals Push/Pull at Marathon Music Works.Papadosio has created a genre of their own by blending elements of rock, jazz, and electronic live looping to create a sound that is unique for their listeners. Constantly evolving, Papadosio is known for testing the boundaries of what fans know of their sound and incorporate improvisational aspects into each of their performance for an added treat.Tickets are now on sale here.[cover photo by Keith Griner of Phierce Photo]last_img

LCD Soundsystem Shares New Single, “tonite,” And Music Video Ahead Of Upcoming Album

first_imgIt took a long time, but LCD Soundsystem is officially on track to release their fourth studio record. American Dream will be released on September 1st, 2017 via DFA/Columbia Records, marking their first new studio release since 2010’s This Is Happening. The record will include the previously released singles “call the police” and title track “american dream,” in addition to “tonite.” The new track “tonite” was debuted at Brooklyn Steel at their opening five-night run in April, and is released today with a music video.James Murphy Credits David Bowie For The Reunion Of LCD SoundsystemLCD Soundsystem heads out for their worldwide tour in September with multi-night runs in Copenhagen, Amsterdam, Paris, Manchester, Atlanta, Los Angeles, Philadelphia, and ten nights in Brooklyn to end the year. Watch the music video for “tonite” below, and see the full tracklist for American Dream.American Dream Tracklist:01. oh baby02. other voices03. i used to04. change yr mind05. how do you sleep?06. tonite07. call the police08. american dream09. emotional haircut10. black screenYou can see a full list of LCD fall dates below:09/08 – Copenhagen, DK @ Vega09/09 – Copenhagen, DK @ Vega09/11 – Amsterdam, NL @ Paradiso09/12 – Amsterdam, NL @ Paradiso09/13 – Paris, FR @ L’Olympia09/14 – Paris, FR @ L’Olympia09/16 – Manchester, UK @ The Warehouse Project09/17 – Manchester, UK @ The Warehouse Project09/19 – Glasgow, UK @ Barrowland Ballroom09/22 – London, UK @ Alexandra Place10/17-18 – Washington, DC @ The Anthem*10/21 – Atlanta, GA @ Roxy Theatre10/22 – Atlanta, GA @ Roxy Theatre10/25 – Miami, FL @ James L. Knight Center Theater10/27 – New Orleans, LA @ Voodoo Music Experience10/30 – Dallas, TX @ The Bomb Factory10/31 – Austin, TX @ Austin360 Amphitheater11/03 – Detroit, MO @ Masonic Temple11/09 – St. Paul, MN @ Roy Wilkins Auditorium11/11 – Broomfield, CO @ 1st Bank Center11/14-15 – San Francisco, CA @ Bill Graham Civic Auditorium*11/17 – Los Angeles, CA @ Hollywood Palladium11/18 – Los Angeles, CA @ Hollywood Palladium11/19 – Los Angeles, CA @ Hollywood Palladium11/20 – Los Angeles, CA @ Hollywood Palladium11/21 – Los Angeles, CA @ Hollywood Palladium12/02 – Montreal, @ QC @ Bell Arena12/03 – Toronto, ON @ Air Canada Centre12/05-6 – Philadelphia, PA @ The Fillmore*12/06 – Philadelphia, PA @ The Fillmore12/08 – Boston, MA @ Agganis Arena12/11 – Brooklyn, NY @ Brooklyn Steel12/12 – Brooklyn, NY @ Brooklyn Steel12/14 – Brooklyn, NY @ Brooklyn Steel12/15 – Brooklyn, NY @ Brooklyn Steel12/17 – Brooklyn, NY @ Brooklyn Steel12/18 – Brooklyn, NY @ Brooklyn Steel12/19 – Brooklyn, NY @ Brooklyn Steel12/21 – Brooklyn, NY @ Brooklyn Steel12/22 – Brooklyn, NY @ Brooklyn Steel12/23 – Brooklyn, NY @ Brooklyn Steellast_img read more

SunSquabi Releases New Feel-Good Single, “Just A Little”, Ahead Of Headlining Denver Show

first_imgFollowing the release of their Live In Boulder LP, Colorado-based trio SunSquabi released their newest single “Just A Little” today. “Just A Little” is only a taste of what’s to come, showing just a sliver of where the direction of the band’s music is heading. Bridging the gap between live improvisational music and electronic beats, SunSquabi has been gaining incredible momentum from their previous releases Deluxe EP, Odyssey EP, and Anytime EPs. The single delivers good vibes with its slow rolling, iridescent and nostalgic components that encourage the inevitable head nod.SunSquabi Releases “Live In Boulder” LP Ahead Of Headlining Denver GigListen to SunSquabi’s new “Just A Little” below!This news comes ahead of the band’s biggest headlining show to date at the Fillmore Auditorium in Denver, CO on November 11. Presented by Griz’s All Good Records, SunSquabi will be joined by The Russ Liquid Test (New Orleans, LA), Escort Live Band (Brooklyn, NY) and Defunk (Canada) with special guest Flamingosis to round out the bill. All Good Records and SunSquabi have curated the November 11th show to cultivate a full-blown dance party with some of their favorite acts performing today. As one of the scene’s most renowned live acts, and in anticipation of their upcoming performance at the Fillmore, SunSquabi is excited to bring in a full concert experience with their largest and most immersive audio and visual production ever.SunSquabi Taps The Russ Liquid Test, Escort, Defunk, and Flamingosis For Biggest Show YetColorado has seen SunSquabi grow from supporting artists at the Fox Theatre in Boulder to playing the world renowned Red Rocks amphitheater 3 years in a row. Standing at the forefront of the epicenter of the electro-funk scene in Colorado, the trio have championed the thriving genre as one of the culture’s integral live acts. In 2017, SunSquabi took their live show across North America, to festivals from Summer Camp to Electric Forest to Camp Bisco, and are thrilled to bring it all home to their home town fans on November 11th. Tickets are on sale now!SunSquabi Tour DatesNov-11 Sat Denver, CO The FillmoreDec-1 Fri Punta Cana, DR Dominican HolidazeDec-15 Fri Detroit, MI Masonic TempleDec-31 Sun Minneapolis, MN SnowtaJan-26 Fri Tucson, AZ Gem & Jamlast_img read more