Phish Debuts Pink Floyd’s “Great Gig”, Plays Insane “YEM” On This Date In 1993 [Listen]

first_imgSuffice to say, Phish enjoys playing in Colorado. From their earliest shows outside of Vermont in 1988 at The Roma and Fly Me to the Moon Cafe in Telluride to their now annual end of summer run at Dick’s Sporting Goods Park in Commerce City, Phish has played more than their fair share of exceptional Colorado shows.Today we look back at Phish’s outstanding performance at Western State College in Gunnison, CO in 1993. Beginning with a curve ball “Loving Cup” opener and a first set “Reba” featuring an “Indian War Dance” solo by Cameron McKinney on the keys, this show also includes top shelf bust outs of Lynyrd Skynyrd’s “The Ballad of Curtis Loew” (302 show gap), “Halley’s Comet” (474 show gap), a debut of Pink Floyd’s “The Great Gig In The Sky,” as well as a noteworthy “You Enjoy Myself” with a plenty of teases (“Owner of a Lonely Heart,” “Low Rider,” “Oye Como Va”) and a “Spooky Jam” sandwiched in between. This second set is a must-listen.Listen to the entire show recording from March 14, 1993 below:Setlist: Phish at Paul Wright Gym, Western State College, Gunnison, CO – 3/14/16Set I: Loving Cup > Foam, Guelah Papyrus, Sparkle, Stash, Paul and Silas > Sample in a Jar, Reba[1], Punch You In the Eye > Runaway JimSet II:  Halley’s Comet > David Bowie, The Ballad of Curtis Loew > You Enjoy Myself -> Spooky Jam -> You Enjoy Myself, Lifeboy, Rift, Big Ball Jam, The Great Gig in the Sky[2] > Hold Your Head Up, The Squirming CoilEncore: Memories[3], Sweet Adeline[3], Golgi Apparatus[1] Cameron McKinney played Indian War Dance solo on piano prior to the whistling portion of Reba and later sang part of the Reba chorus.[2] Phish debut.[3] Without microphones.[Setlist via phish.net]last_img read more

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Earphunk Announces New Album & Tour, Premieres Leading Single ‘Moolah’ [Listen]

first_imgNew Orleans-based prog funk masters Earphunk have some big news to share, as the group has announced their fourth studio album. Titled Right Where I Belong, the new release aptly describes just how comfortable Earphunk has become with their own sound. The new six track release sees the group playing tighter than ever, and their work with famed producer Steve Albini only underlines the band’s explosive talent.“Working with Albini was exactly what our band needed,” says vocalist/guitarist Mark Hempe. “Before this album we had an entirely different approach for studio albums. Albini is concerned about recording just how it sounds so the listener almost feels like they are in the room with the band. He made us realize the importance of the take on a song as a whole. When you’re recording straight to tape you really try to play the best you can with no mistakes, which elevates the overall take as a band for each track. In albums past we could flub a part and just overdub later on, so having your best take wasn’t as much of a concern. I think the energy and sound of this album is the most authentic we have been able to achieve thus far in a studio endeavor.”The new album is due out on October 7th, and the band is heading out on the road for an extensive tour to get fans warmed up to the new release. They’re also offering their first taste of the new album by premiering the lead single, “Moolah,” exclusively via Live for Live Music. Tune into the funky new original track below.Lead guitarist Paul Provosty weighs in on the new album and production, saying, “Recording with Steve Albini was like a dream come true. You can tell, right off the bat, his sole purpose in life is to capture the most authentic representation of a band and their music. He built his studio from scratch in Chicago and most of his clientele are independent bands such as ourselves…it shows the type of person he is and what he truly cares about.He brought the best out in us and wasn’t afraid to tell us whether a take was bad or not. We had never worked with someone as honest and direct as him, and it brought the best out in us. Right Where I Belong really represents a huge chapter in the Earphunk book and Steve helped us capture it perfectly.”The Right Where I Belong tour kicks off on August 26th, and stretches all the way through to November 12th. There’s really no excuse not to catch Earphunk deliver their New Orleans-soaked progressive funkin’ music. The new album is due out on October 7th, and we can’t wait to jam on it. Check out the tour schedule below, and head to the band’s website for details.Earphunk Summer/Fall Tour Dates08/26/16 – Druid City Music Hall – Tuscaloosa, AL 08/27/16 – The Dollar Box Showroom – Hattiesburg, MS ^^09/02/16 – Vinyl Music Hall – Pensacola, FL ^^09/03/16 – 1904 Music Hall – Jacksonville, FL ^^09/04/16 – The Pour House – Charleston, SC @09/07/16 – New Mountain Theatre – Asheville, NC 09/09/16 – Great North Music And Art Festival – Norridgewock, ME 09/10/16 – Nectar’s – Burlington, VT  09/13/16 – StageOne – Fairfield, CT %09/14/16 – Brighton Music Hall – Boston, MA %09/15/16 – Mercury Lounge – New York, NY % 09/16/16 – Jammin’ Java – Vienna, VA %09/17/16 – The Foundry @The Fillmore Philadelphia – Philadelphia, PA 09/20/16 – The Southern – Charlottesville, VA 09/21/16 – Visulite Theatre – Charlotte, NC ** 09/22/16 – Terminal West – Atlanta, GA **09/23/16 – Exit/In – Nashville, TN 09/24/16 – Martin’s – Jackson, MS  **09/30/16 – Bear Creek Bayou – New Orleans, LA 10/07/16 – Proud Larry’s – Oxford, MS 10/08/16 – Stickyz – Little Rock, AR ^^10/14/16 – Old Rock House – St. Louis, MO ++10/15/16 – Martyrs’ – Chicago, IL ++10/18/16 – The Frequency – Madison, WI ++10/20/16 – Vega – Lincoln, NE ++10/21/16 – Cervante’s Other Side – Denver, CO ++10/22/16 – Aggie Theatre – Fort Collins, CO ++10/25/16 – Town Square Tavern – Jackson Hole, WY ## 10/26/16 – Neurolux – Boise, ID 10/27/16 – Doug Fir Lounge – Portland, OR 10/28/16 – Volcanic Theatre Pub – Bend, OR 10/29/16 – Lost On Main – Chico, CA 11/02/16 – Crystal Bay Club – Crystal Bay, NV 11/03/16 – The Chapel – San Francisco,  CA 11/04/16 – Winston’s – San Diego, CA 11/05/16 – SLO Brewing Company – San Luis Obispo, CA 11/11/16  The Bottleneck – Lawrence, KS 11/12/16 – The Outland Ballroom – Springfield, MO ^^ Gravy supporting @ Trongone Band supporting% Madalia supporting** Atlas Road Crew supporting ++ Peoples Blues of Richmond supporting ## Sneaky Peter and the Secret weapons supportinglast_img read more

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The Rolling Stones Hint At New Blues Album With Teaser Video & More [Watch]

first_imgFollowing a their massive performance in Cuba this past spring, The Rolling Stones hit the studio to record tracks for their first new studio album since 2005’s A Bigger Bang. As guitarist Ronnie Wood confirmed in an April interview with the Associated Press, “We went in to cut some new songs, which we did, but we got on a blues streak. We cut 11 blues [songs] in two days. They are extremely great cover versions of Howlin’ Wolf and Little Walter, among other blues people. But they really sound authentic.”While the Stones will head to Indio, CA for the first weekend of Desert Trip this Friday, it seems that playing the super-fest is not the only thing the band has in store for fans this week: Earlier today, the band posted a teaser video for the upcoming “blues-themed” new album, with the caption “Coming October 6th.” Whether this refers to the album’s release, or the reveal of its release date remains to be seen. Check out the video below:In addition to the teaser video (which references British Grove Studios in Chiswick, London and gives a brief taste of the new album’s blues sound), the band has changed the photos on their social media pages to a blue version of their iconic lips-and-tongu logo in preparation for the release.We can’t wait to see what the Rolling Stones have in store for us on Thursday!last_img read more

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Brooklyn Comes Alive Will Have “After Midnight” Tickets Available At All Doors

first_imgFull-day passes to Brooklyn Comes Alive are completely sold-out, but that doesn’t mean you can’t join in on some of the fun! Tomorrow night, a limited supply of venue-specific tickets will be available for $40 at Brooklyn Bowl, Music Hall of Williamsburg, and The Hall at MP. While tickets to one venue will not grant you access to the other two venues, you will be able to enjoy the music for the rest of the night at the venue you purchase a ticket for. With entertainment going through 3am, there’s plenty of time to catch the late-night shows.At The Hall at MP, Roosevelt Collier’s NY Get Down will feature Michael League (Snarky Puppy), Rob Compa (Dopapod), Eli Winderman (Dopapod), and Adrian Tramontano (Kung Fu) through a set of game-changing jams and deep cuts alike, from 12:00-1:30am. After that, Jason Hann is bringing an all-star group of musicians to join his NYC edition of the Rhythmatronix, featuring Oteil Burbridge (Dead & Co.), virtuoso guitarist Fareed Haque (Sting, Joe Zawinul, Garaj Mahal), keyboardist Todd Stoops (RAQ, Electric Beethoven), and Afrocuban drummer Raul Pineda (Chucho Valdez, Sintesis), from 1:45-3:15am.At the Brooklyn Bowl, The Nth Power will lead Oteil Burbridge, Kofi Burbridge (Tedeschi Trucks Band), Natalie Cressman (Trey Anastasio Band), Skerik, The Shady Horns (Ryan Zoidis & Eric “Benny” Bloom), Farnell Newton (trumpet), Danny Sadownick (percussion), and more through a tribute to Earth, Wind And Fire, from 11:30-1:30am. After that, DRKWAV featuring John Medeski, Adam Deitch, & Skerik will close the night, from 1:45-3:15am.At the Music Hall of Williamsburg, Manic Focus Presents: Let Us All Break Focus, featuring Borahm Lee (Break Science), Adam Deitch (Break Science, Lettuce), Brasstracks, Jesus Coomes (Lettuce), Aron Magner (The Disco Biscuits), Ty Coomes, and Todd Stoops (Electric Beethoven), from 11:45pm to 1:15am. After that, NYC’s own Horizon Wireless will close the night, blending psychedelic break-beat & house music with a variety of other styles including trip-hop, minimal tech-funk, and nu-jazz to create smooth, high energy, and live soulful dance experiences for fans of all genres of music. The band includes Teddy Midnight’s guitar virtuoso Willey Griffin, Lespecial’s low-end wizard Luke Bemand on bass, Daniel Scott Lyons behind the kit, and a rotating cast of keyboardists as well. Music ends at 3am.Don’t miss out on the incredible late-night festivities, and be sure to get to your desired venue by midnight to ensure entrance for $40. See you on Saturday!last_img read more

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Dreamers Delight Brings City Sounds To Newest Single “Brooklyn” [Premiere]

first_imgReed Krafft has quickly risen through the ranks of the modern electronic music scene with his beautiful brainchild, Dreamers Delight. Gearing up to drop his sophomore EP after an exciting year of playing Coachella, and several sold-out shows with Big Gigantic and French Kiwi Juice, the Santa-Barbara based producer combines the cultural influence from his worldly travels with his passion for soulful, intelligently produced melodies into a world of spacey, yet concentrated, goodness.“Brooklyn” is the first single off Lucid Anatomy, which drops November 11th on Lowtemp, and stems from a culmination of experience through travel and music, with the inspiration for the track coming from Krafft’s recent trips to New York. “I was walking around Brooklyn a few months back with my field recorder and captured some really unique and interesting sounds resonating from the ambiance that carries throughout the city,” says Krafft. “I added a lot of those samples to this track, which I think help give it that New York / Brooklyn feel.” Listen to the first track off Dreamers Delight’s upcoming album below, exclusively here:Catch Dreamers Delight for his album release celebration with Lettuce and The Floozies at The PlayStation Theatre on November 12th amidst the rest of his Fall tour.NOVEMBER TOUR DATES11.4 // Santa Barbara, CA – EOS Lounge w/ Manic Focus + Thriftworks11.5 // Los Angeles, CA – The Roxy Theatre w/ Manic Focus + Thriftworks11.12 // New York, NY – The Playstation Theater w/ Lettuce + The Floozies11.25 // Denver, CO – Cervantes’ Masterpiece Ballroom w/ Bass Physicslast_img read more

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Nelsonville Music Festival Announces Lineup With Ween, Emmylou Harris & More

first_imgThe annual Nelsonville Music Festival has announced its triumphant return to Ohio, coming in hot from June 1st through the 4th. Today, the organizers have revealed the festival’s initial lineup, which features headlining sets from Ween, Emmylou Harris, and Rodriguez. The full lineup continues with Son Volt, Parquet Courts, Twin Peaks, Sara Watkins, Big Thief, Honeyhoney, and many more. The festival also promises many more announcements to come soon, so don’t miss any of the action.You can see the announcement below, and head to the fest’s website for details.last_img read more

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Watch Nathaniel Rateliff, The Roots, Chuck Berry’s Son And Grandson Perform Together On Fallon

first_imgOn Friday, after a great deal of buildup, rock and roll forefather Chuck Berry posthumously released his final album, Chuck, his first solo record since 1979’s Rock It. In honor of the release of the album, Nathaniel Rateliff and Berry’s son and grandson Chuck Berry Jr. and Chuck Berry III, who are all featured on the album, made their way to The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon. Backed by Fallon’s unbeatable house band, The Roots, Rateliff and the Berrys ran through a rockin’ rendition of Chuck single “Big Boys.” You can watch the performance below, courtesy of the Tonight Show‘s YouTube:Shortly after the rock legend’s death, Berry’s family confirmed that Chuck, the album that he had been working on at the time of his death, would still be released. Berry had announced the new album on his 90th birthday on October 18th of last year, making it the first solo album he’d worked on in over 38 years. The album includes recordings from 1991 until 2014, and will mark the first release of new material since Berry’s 1979 album Rock It.You can listen to Chuck tracks “Big Boys,” “Wonderful Woman,” and “Johnny B. Goode” spiritual follow-up “Lady B. Goode” now, or stream the full album below:You can also watch the official video for “Big Boys,” Berry’s first and only music video ever, below via Dualtone:last_img read more

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Pioneering Free-Jazz Pianist Cecil Taylor Dies At Age 89

first_imgAvante-garde pianist and poet Cecil Taylor passed away at his Brooklyn, NY home on Thursday at the age of 89. His death was confirmed by his legal guardian, Adam Wilner. Frequently acknowledged as one of the pioneers of jazz, his often erratic, physically impassioned, sonically complex, and rhythmically layered approach to piano set him apart from many of the players of his time.Notes NPR, “Taylor’s legacy is his sound: He played the piano with a furious attack, using the entire range of the instrument to create a unique musical language. His approach inspired other musicians and he remained true to it, even though it meant a lifetime of financial struggles.”As New York Times jazz critic Ben Ratliff writes in his obituary for Taylor, “At the center of his art was that dazzling physicality and the percussiveness of his playing — his deep, serene, Ellingtonian chords and hummingbird attacks above middle C — which held true well into his 80s.”Ratliff previously summed up Taylor’s forward-thinking uniqueness to NPR, explaining:Cecil is of jazz, and also beyond it. … The thing that Cecil was doing in 1959 or whatever, the stuff that had basically a steady beat, but was pushing out on all sides with strange harmonies and strange dynamics — you know, we’re doing stuff now that’s more like that. And to think that at that point in the late ’50s, Cecil Taylor was just saying, ‘Yeah, this is the right way to play, this is the way to do it,’ is truly amazing.Below, you can listen to Taylor’s 1960 album, The World of Cecil Taylor, and get a taste of his famed improvisational abilities with a solo clip from 1981 free jazz documentary, Imagine the Sound:Cecil Taylor – The World of Cecil Taylor [1960][via avishv] Cecil Taylor – Free Improvisation #3[Video: VegetativeHorse][H/T NPR]last_img read more

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PREMIERE: Neville Jacobs Release Groovy New Song, “Wasted”

first_imgYou can check out the Live For Live Music premiere of Neville Jacobs “Wasted” below. The song will appear on the duo’s upcoming debut LP, which is due out September 28th via Harmonized Records. If you like what you hear, you can pre-order the new album on Neville Jacobs website. Neville Jacobs–”Wasted”Neville Jacobs LP Tracklisting:1. Wasted2. Makeup Of A Fool3. The Stakes4. City Rain5. I Wanna Know6. River Behind Me7. Dance For Me Mama8. Money Talks9. Good To YouFor more info on Neville Jacobs upcoming debut LP, due out September 28th, head here! This song came out of a writing session we did in Baltimore. I remember I started that riff on the cigar box guitar, and Ivan just started singing the “wasted” chorus and improvising some vocal melodies. I ended up taking that and writing some lyrics – thinking back on time wasted, being wasted, and time wasted while being wasted! I love the raw feel that we got when we cut the tune, with Brady Blade and Tony Hall laying down a super nasty groove, made even funkier by Ivan on some wah wah guitar. This is one of my favorites for us to play live.”center_img The Neville Jacobs incarnation was a matter of fate and unlikely connections, as Ivan Neville and Cris Jacobs formed a strong friendship after playing a poker game side-by-side, during some leisurely time at New Orleans Jazz Fest. New Orleans bred Ivan Neville has strong familial ties to the music world, being the son of funkster Aaron Neville and nephew of the legendary Neville Brothers. Baltimore-bred Cris Jacobs is an extremely accomplished songwriter and bandleader, bringing flavors of soul and country to his tunes. Together, after realizing the potential the two had beyond the poker table, the duo quickly started writing material together, wasting no time to jump in the studio to record.On September 28th, Neville Jacobs will release their self-titled debut LP via Harmonized Records. To round out the band, the duo tapped Dumpstaphunk bassist Tony Hall and drummer Brady Blade, who have a significant amount of on-stage history together. Hall and Blades have played together as a rhythm section for Emmylou Harris, Dave Matthews, Jewel and several other talented musicians over the years. The album also contains guest appearances from Shreveport, LA-based singer and violinist, Theresa Andersson, as well as Neville’s iconic father, Aaron Neville, lending his soulful vocals on “Makeup Of A Fool”.Today, Live for Live Music is excited to premiere “Wasted”, the first single released to fans off of Neville Jacobs debut LP. “Wasted” is a catchy, feel-good tune, compiling the duo’s diverse musical backgrounds and history. The tight groove held down by Hall and Blade allows Neville and Jacobs’ soulful, soothing vocals, to soar, as their harmonies melt back together into the chorus. “Wasted”‘s mellow, yet groovy complexion, points any listener in the direction of begging for more.As Ivan Neville explained to Live for Live Music in a statement,I’m very excited for this to drop. Any time I get to play some funky Wah Wah Guitar it’s a very happy place for me. On top of that, I got to listen to Cris Jacobs’s nasty cigar box guitar riffs & groove along with the very funky Brady Blade/Tony Hall rhythm section. It doesn’t get much better than this.”Cris Jacobs added:last_img read more

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Leon Bridges Announces 2019 Tour Dates

first_imgOn the heels of a busy year of touring in 2018, classic soul torch-bearer Leon Bridges has announced his first run of North American dates of 2019. In the spring, Leon Bridges will head out on a new leg of his tour in support of his 2018 sophomore LP, Good Thing.Following the last stretch of his previously scheduled tour earlier this month—featuring stops in Washington, D.C. and Boston, MA in addition to a two-night run at New York’s Radio City Music Hall with Khruangbin—Bridges will head overseas for the remainder of this year and the beginning of 2019.The newly announced spring 2019 Leon Bridges tour dates span throughout the month of April and into May including stops in Charlottesville, VA (4/10); Charlotte, NC (4/11); Chattanooga, TN (4/12); Asheville, NC (4/15); St. Augustine, FL (4/17); Clearwater, FL (4/18); Miami Beach, FL (4/19); Orlando, FL (4/20); Mobile, AL (4/22); Birmingham, AL (4/23); Memphis, TN (4/24); Houston, TX (4/26); Tulsa, OK (4/30); Columbus, OH (5/4); and Cleveland, OH (5/5).A pre-sale period for the newly announced U.S. Leon Bridges tour dates will begin on Wednesday, October 3rd, at 10 a.m. local time with code “GOODTHING”. You can see below for a full list of upcoming North American Leon Bridges tour dates. For more information, or to check out his full worldwide touring schedule, head to his website. Leon Bridges Upcoming North American Tour Dates*newly announced dates boldedOctober 3 – Washington, DC @ Anthem ^October 4 – Boston, MA @ Agganis Arena ^October 5 – New York, NY @ Radio City Music Hall ^October 6 – New York, NY @ Radio City Music Hall ^April 10 – Charlottesville, VA @ Sprint Pavillion #April 11 – Charlotte, NC @ Charlotte Metro Credit Union Amphitheatre #April 12 – Chattanooga, TN @ Soldiers and Sailors Memorial AuditoriumApril 15 – Asheville, NC @ Thomas Wolfe Auditorium #April 17 – St. Augustine, FL @ St. Augustine Amphitheatre #April 18 – Clearwater, FL @ Ruth Exherd Hall #April 19 – Miami Beach, FL @ The Fillmore Miami Beach #April 20 – Orlando, FL @ House of Blues Orlando #April 22 – Mobile, AL @ Saegner Theatre #April 23 – Birmingham, AL @ BJCC Concert Hall #April 24 – Memphis, TN @ Orpheum Theatre #April 26 – The Woodlands, TX @ Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavillion #April 30 – Columbus, OH @ EXPRESS LIVE! #May 5 – Cleveland, OH @ Jacobs Pavilion at Nautica #^with Khruangbin#with Jess GlynneView Upcoming Tour Dates[H/T JamBase]last_img read more

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