Golden Gate Wingmen returned to The Hamilton in Washington, DC last Monday, August 15th. While the grouping is still relatively new, these guys have a long track record. It consists of John Kadlecik, Jeff Chimenti, Jay Lane, and Reed Mathis, coming from Grateful Dead-influenced projects like Furthur, Billy and the Kids, Dead & Company and Fare Thee Well, to name a few. The band features an impressive amount of talent and they bring unique touches to covers, as well as some of their own music. Their voices mesh together nicely and they clearly enjoy each other’s stage presence.Kadlecik is a local favorite, and the DC crowd is always energized when the Wingmen come to town. Fans noticed that Chimenti was down to one instrument. There were some tech issues with Chimenti’s organ right before showtime, and after a bit of tinkering, they ultimately pulled it. The night opened with a Dylan cover, “It Takes A Lot To Laugh, It Takes A Train To Cry” and a powerful “Crazy Fingers” with a seamless segue into “Dweller on the Threshold.” They hit on several classics, like a 21 minute “Terrapin Station,” a pretty “Throwing Stones” right into “Not Fade Away,” and a “Brokedown Palace” encore to close the night out. The Wingmen are in Asheville tonight, August 17th, before heading to Ohio and Chicago. Check out full audio of their DC show, uploaded by taperjeff, and a gallery of photos by Will Urquhart below. Load remaining images
After spending the majority of the summer on the road, Phish wrapped up things up yesterday with three nights of music at Dick’s Sporting Goods Park in Commerce City, CO. Now that it’s all said and done, bassist Mike Gordon took the opportunity to reflect on the band’s travels in 2016.Watch Mike Gordon’s Surprise Ending Of “Squirming Coil” From Saturday Night’s Phish ShowNot one for long passages, Gordo kept the message short and simple, thanking his bandmates and the fans as he returned home to Burlington, VT. Check out Gordo’s post, below:Phish will return to the road for a brief fall tour, which kicks off on October 14th in North Charleston, SC. Until then, Cactus!
The third annual Tree of Life benefit will take place on February 25th, 2017 at Williamsburg, Brooklyn’s Rough Trade NYC. All proceeds from this year’s event will go to Ferncliff Manor, Inc., a unique residential school and housing facility for children and adults with developmental disabilities located in Yonkers, NY. Tree of Life 3 will bring together some of the jam scene’s most talented musicians–including Scott Metzger, Jason Crosby and more–for seven sets of music featuring special collaborations and guest appearances. Tickets are available here.You can check out the full list of scheduled performances below:SET 1: Sunshine Becker* of Furthur will be joined by various friends and special guests performing as the Sunshine Garcia Band.SET 2: Jason Crosby, a member of Robert Randolph and the Family Band who has played with Bob Weir, Phil Lesh, Carlos Santana, Pete Seeger, Eric Clapton, Bruce Springsteen and Dave Matthews will be joined by various friends and special guests.SET 3: Elliot Peck, (Midnight North) and Jesse Bardwell (The Quimby Mountain Band) will join together as Peck and Penn, playing an eclectic brand of original music.SET 4: Katie Jacoby, a diverse electric and acoustic violinist who tours with Ed Palermo’s Big Band will be performing a featured mini set.SET 5: Alexander Nelson (Walking Spanish) will be performing a duet with a special guest and will be joined by various friends.SET 6: Scott Metzger of Joe Russo’s Almost Dead, will front his band WOLF!, a unique instrumental trio that includes Jon Shaw and Taylor Floreth. Jon Shaw recently played on Bob Weir’s 2016 album and tour. Taylor Floreth, a versatile drummer/percussionist, has shared the stage with Chris Barron, Franki Valli, Bill Sims Jr and many more.SET 7: Tree of Life Band will combine all the performing “friends” and special guests for the traditional late night Tree of Life Band jam.Other featured friends will include Alex Jordan (Midnight North, Cubensis)and Chris Crosby (Danke Baby).For ticket sales, information and sponsorship opportunities visit www.ferncliffmanor.org
Waters shared the new music clip via his Instagram page: In an interview with Rolling Stone a few months back, Waters discussed the story behind the album:“So I wrote this whole thing – part magic carpet ride, part political rant, part anguish. I played this to Nigel, and he goes, “Oh, I like that little bit” – about two minutes long – “and that bit.” And so we’ve been working. I’ve also been falling in love, deeply in love. So the record is really about love – which is what all of my records have been about, in fact. It’s pondering not just why we are killing the children. It’s also the question of how do we take these moments of love – if we are granted any in our lives – and allow that love to shine on the rest of existence, on others.”This in-studio photo was also posted to Waters’ Facebook page:Roger Waters Us And Them 2017 Tour DatesMay 26, Kansas City, MO Sprint CenterMay 28, Louisville, KY KFC Yum! CenterMay 30, St. Louis, MO Scottrade CenterJune 1, Tulsa, OK BOK CenterJune 3, Denver, CO Pepsi CenterJune 7, San Jose, CA SAP Center at San JoseJune 12, Sacramento, CA Golden 1 CenterJune 14, Phoenix, AZ Gila River ArenaJune 16, Las Vegas, NV T-Mobile ArenaJune 20, Los Angeles, CA STAPLES CenterJune 21, Los Angeles, CA STAPLES CenterJune 24, Seattle, WA Tacoma DomeJuly 3, Dallas, TX American Airlines CenterTBD San Antonio, TX AT&T CenterJuly 6, Houston, TX Toyota CenterJuly 11, Tampa, FL Amalie ArenaJuly 13, Miami, FL American Airlines ArenaJuly 16, Atlanta, GA Infinite Energy CenterJuly 18, Greensboro, NC Greensboro ColiseumJuly 20, Columbus, OH Nationwide ArenaJuly 22, Chicago, IL United CenterJuly 23, Chicago, IL United CenterJuly 26, St. Paul, MN Xcel Energy CenterAugust 2, Detroit, MI The Palace of Auburn HillsAugust 4, Washington, DC Verizon CenterAugust 8, Philadelphia, PA Wells Fargo CenterAugust 9, Philadelphia, PA Wells Fargo CenterSept. 7, Newark, NJ Prudential CenterSept. 11, Brooklyn, NY Barclays CenterSept. 12, Brooklyn, NY Barclays CenterSept. 15, Uniondale, NY Nassau ColiseumSept. 19, Pittsburgh, PA PPG Paints ArenaSept. 27, Boston, MA TD GardenSept. 28, Boston, MA TD GardenOct. 2, Toronto, ON Air Canada CentreOct. 3, Toronto, ON Air Canada CentreOct. 6, Quebec City, QC Videotron CentreOct. 10, Ottawa, ON Canadian Tire CentreOct. 16, Montreal, QC Bell CentreTBD Winnipeg, MB MTS CentreOct. 24, Edmonton, AB Rogers PlaceOct. 28, Vancouver, BC Rogers Arena[H/T Jambase] As Roger Waters prepares for his upcoming Us And Them Tour North American tour, which is set to begin in May, the former Pink Floyd bassist shared an update from the studio. Recently confirming that he is working on a new album with Radiohead producer Nigel Godrich, the upcoming project comes 25 years after his 1992 solo debut album Amused To Death. This newly-posted clip features a song from the highly anticipated new project, and it’s sounding pretty awesome so far.
On Friday night on the eve of Jazz Fest, the Preservation Hall Jazz Band teamed up with Jon Batiste for an energized performance at the band’s legendary namesake, Preservation Hall, in New Orleans. The collaboration between Jon Batiste and the Preservation Hall Jazz Band has been ongoing for awhile now, with the Jon Batiste & Stay Human and the PHJB teaming up last week for a performance on the Late Show with Stephen Colbert along with drummer David Grohl, who was on the show promoting his mother’s new book, From Cradle To Stage: Stories From The Mothers Who Rocked And Raised Rock Stars. You can check out photos from the Preservation Hall Jazz Band and Jon Batiste’s joint Friday performance below, courtesy of Adam McCullough. You can also check out the Late Show performance below, which aired late-night on April 26th. Load remaining images
Vulfpeck is known for catering to their hardcore fans. Their videos are fun, playful, and funny, but there’s always an undertone of musical appreciation that helps them connect with their audience. Vulfpeck’s crowd simply loves music; they love to listen, appreciate, and replicate their favorite band. Vulfpeck has published several instructional videos in the past, teaching their fans how to play certain songs on the piano, and also how to create the band’s now-iconic “Vulfify” look. The band has even released stems to some of their more popular songs—such as or “Poinciana”, “Dean Town”, and “Back Pocket”—so their fans could make authentic remixes of their material.Cory Henry & The Funk Apostles Announce New Year’s Eve In NYCOver the weekend, the band continued with their new stem trend, releasing individual tracks from their take on Mocky‘s “Birds Of A Feather, We Rock Together”—the lead single from their new album Mr. Finish Line. There are 7 tracks in total, each of which represents a different track from the recording of “Birds Of A Feather”. You can isolate Joe Dart‘s bass line, Antwaun Stanley‘s soulful vocals, Woody Goss‘s beautiful organ, Theo Katzmann‘s spot-on falsetto, Joey Dosik‘s keys and vocal skills, and, of course, Jack Stratton‘s pancakes as percussion. Now, any fan can create their own mix of “Birds Of A Feather, We Rock Together” with that authentic Vulf sound!The stems are available as an album and also as individual tracks, so fear not if you really have your heart set on using that pancake stem in a future remix and none of the other tracks. Each track is available for $1.00, with the full album available for the low price of…$1.00! To check the tracks out and make your own musical masterpiece, head to Vulfpeck’s stem Bandcamp page. To refresh your memory, check out the awesome music video of Vulfpeck and Antwaun Stanley’s “Birds Of A Feather, We Rock Together”.
Thirteen years ago today back in 2006, moe. kicked off their winter tour at The Orpheum Theatre in Boston, MA. The band was dialed in from the get-go, busting out a twenty-minute, hugely jammy “Brent Black” to open the show. During the five-song first set, the band also covered Radiohead’s “Paranoid Android” for the first time, a track they’ve played fourteen times and that hasn’t been seen since 2010. After the break, the band by no means slowed down, with crowd-pleasing non-stop second set.You can listen to full audio from the show below, courtesy of Jon Merin. You can also check out moe. on their winter tour, which kicks off tonight in Ft. Lauderdale, FL. Dates are below, and tickets are available via the band’s website.Setlist: moe. at The Orpheum Theatre in Boston, MA – 1/19/2006Set I: Brent Black, She Sends Me, It, Paranoid Android1> Seat Of My Pants> AkimboSet II: Buster> Spine Of A Dog> Not Coming Down> Wormwood> Brittle End> St. Augustine> 32 Things> I Wanna Be SedatedEncore: Blue Jeans and Pizza> Rise
ARISE Music Festival has announced the initial lineup for their 6th annual event, set to take place at the picturesque Sunrise Ranch in Loveland, CO on August 3rd – 5th, 2018.ARISE has become Colorado’s fastest growing summer music festival, anchored in the state’s strong live music-loving community. The multi-genre music festival includes 5 stages showcasing a diverse mix of top-notch performers from the worlds of funk, reggae, bluegrass, jam, hip-hop, rock, electronic, folk, conscious roots music, and beyond. This year’s eclectic lineup will feature sets from Slightly Stoopid, Thievery Corporation, Trevor Hall, Pepper, Living Legends, Ott, Quixotic, Everyone Orchestra, The Lil Smokies, Dumpstaphunk, Con Brio, Kitchen Dwellers, Shook Twins, ProbCause, and more. The announcement also iterated that there will be two more major headliners announced in April and May, respectively.All in all, this year’s 6th Annual ARISE Music Festival will feature well over 200 scheduled performances and presentations throughout the weekend. The 2018 edition of ARISE will also be conscious of the local environment: the festival will continue its long-standing commitment to plant one tree for every ticket sold, in addition to maintaining unwavering leave-no-trace ethos. As always, ARISE aims to be a “vehicle for community-building and creating a festival experience which inspires positivity, joy and active engagement in issues of social justice.”Other audience attractions and amenities at ARISE include yoga, workshops, art, film, activism, and a renowned Children’s Village, in addition to all the usual fun, creativity, and community of a three-day camping festival. Head to the festival website for more information.ARISE Music Festival 2018 Initial LineupSlightly StoopidThievery CorporationTrevor HallPepperLiving LegendsOtt.QuixoticEveryone OrchestraThe Lil SmokiesStart Making SenseDumpstaphunkKitchen DwellersCharlestheFirstBass PhysicsAyla NereoCon BrioShook TwinsThe Dustbowl RevivalProbCauseDustin ThomasFriends And FamilyEminence EnsembleBridget Law – Artist At LargeDYNOHUNTERPlantraeThe WooksTubby Love &∙Amber LilyDragondeerEthan TuckerMagna CardaGasoline LollipopsThe Peace PoetsSkydyedRoots of Creation’s Grateful DubOld Salt UnionMikey ThunderDead FloydTrevor GreenJyemo ClubLunar FireXiuhtezcatlSpectacleTIERRO w/ Bridget LawThe BurnedKatie GrayDubSkinMeadow MountainThe JaunteeIntuitBijay Shrestha & Andy SkellengerMegan HamiltonGuerrilla FanfareLey LineIndigenous Sisters of Hip-Hop featuring Lyla June, La Marea and Katrina BenallyFunkStatikTelemetryProximityTotemAndrew SturtzFierce le FeyMountainUsRhythm Sanctuary[Cover photo: Eric Allen Photography/ARISE Facebook]
Today, Resonance Music & Arts Festival announced its first headliner for 2018: Brain Damaged Eggmen, the long-inactive side project featuring Brendan Bayliss, Jake Cinninger, and Kris Myers of Umphrey’s McGee and Marc Brownstein and Aron Magner of The Disco Biscuits which pays tribute to two iconic rock and roll outfits, Pink Floyd and The Beatles. As noted by Resonance Music Festival in an announcement posted on Facebook, this will be Brain Damaged Eggmen’s sole performance of 2018.The long-running spinoff band’s special performance at Resonance Music & Arts Festival this year will mark Brain Damaged Eggmen’s first performance since 2012, when the band performed at Summer Camp Music Festival, marking a gap of six years. The Umphrey’s McGee/Disco Biscuits tribute to The Beatles and Pink Floyd was particularly active from 2006 to 2008, before more or less dropping off the map, save for rare performances in the years since.“Fearless” & “Tomorrow Never Knows” – Summer Camp Music Festival 2012[Video: SummerCampFest]As explained by Resonance in a Facebook post:First formed in 2006 performing a pool deck closing set aboard Jam Cruise IV, this rare ensemble has only performed a handful of times including The Vic Theater in 2006, Caribbean Holidaze in 2007, and Summer Camp Music Festival in 2012. … The band’s only goal, respectfully and tastefully pay homage to two of their biggest influences; The Beatles and Pink Floyd.Resonance Music Festival will take place from September 20th to 22nd at Legend Valley in Thornville, Ohio. Thus far, the festival has also announced TAUK (two sets, including a TAUKing Beatles set), Clozee, Bluetech, Frameworks (one live band set and one solo set), Sunsquabi (three nights), Random Rab (two sets), Kung Fu (two sets), Melvin Seals & JGB, Pink Talking Fish (two sets), Thriftworks, Satsang, Freddy Todd, and Cofresi. You can snag tickets for the festival here and get more information about the festival here.
Swedish band Ghost will bring their theatrical brand of satanic pop metal back to North America this fall when the group embarks on a lengthy tour in support of their new album, Prequelle.While Ghost has historically been led by frontman Papa Emeritus, the upcoming tour will mark the band’s first outing with a “new” singer named Cardinal Copia. In reality, both Papa Emeritus and Cardinal Copia are alter egos of longtime frontman Tobias Forge, who leads the band through their choreographed “rituals” of accessible-yet-sacrilegious heavy metal.Ghost will kick off their North American outing—which they have dubbed A Pale Tour Named Death—on October 26th with a show at Tulsa, OK’s Cox Business Center Ballroom. The group will then swing through much of the United States and parts of Canada before wrapping up their run with a concert at Brooklyn’s Barclays Center on December 15th. Tickets for the newly announced shows will go on sale to the general public on June 15th, though a fan pre-sale will take place on June 12th.Ghost’s fourth album, Prequelle, was released on June 1st. If you aren’t familiar with the madness that is Ghost, check out the video below for an idea of what you can expect at one of their shows.Ghost – “Year Zero” Ghost Fall Tour Dates:October 26 – Tulsa, OK – Cox Business Center BallroomOctober 29 – Louisville, KY – Palace TheatreOctober 30 – Indianapolis, IN – The Murat TheatreNovember 01 – Chicago, IL – Aragon BallroomNovember 02 – Peoria, IL – Peoria Civic Center – TheatreNovember 03 – Madison, WI – The SylveeNovember 04 – Ames, IA – Stephens AuditoriumNovember 06 – Omaha, NE – Orpheum TheaterNovember 08 – Albuquerque, NM – Kiva AuditoriumNovember 09 – El Paso, TX – Abraham Chavez TheatreNovember 10 – Phoenix, AZ – Comerica TheatreNovember 12 – San Diego, CA – Spreckels TheatreNovember 13 – Sacramento, CA – Sacramento Community Center TheaterNovember 15 – San Jose, CA – City National Civic CenterNovember 16 – Los Angeles, CA – The ForumNovember 17 – Las Vegas, NV – The JointNovember 19 – Midland, TX – Wagner Noel Performing Arts CenterNovember 20 – Austin, TX – Bass Concert HallNovember 21 – New Orleans, LA – Orpheum TheatreNovember 23 – Orlando, FL – Dr. Phillips Center for the Performing Arts – Walt Disney TheaterNovember 24 – Miami Beach, FL – The Fillmore at Jackie Gleason TheaterNovember 25 – Clearwater, FL – Ruth Eckerd HallNovember 27 – North Charleston, SC – North Charleston Performing Arts CenterNovember 29 – Mobile, AL – Saenger TheatreNovember 30 – Atlanta, GA – Roxy TheatreDecember 01 – Jacksonville, FL – Florida TheatreDecember 02 – Charlotte, NC – Ovens AuditoriumDecember 04 – Richmond, VA – Dominion Energy CenterDecember 05 – Wilkes-Barre, PA – F.M. Kirby Center for the Performing ArtsDecember 07 – Laval, QC – Place BellDecember 08 – Toronto, ON – Sony Centre for the Performing ArtsDecember 10 – Baltimore, MD – The HippodromeDecember 11 – Upper Darby, PA – Tower TheaterDecember 13 – Albany, NY – Palace TheatreDecember 14 – Boston, MA – Wang TheatreDecember 15 – Brooklyn, NY – Barclays CenterView All Tour Dates