Robert Randolph, BoomBox Top Rockin’ Blunderbuss Music Fest Lineup

first_imgWhen the Heavy Seas Brewery gets behind a festival, you know it’s going to be a good one. The brewery recently announced the lineup for their annual Blunderbuss Music Festival, taking place on June 11th in Baltimore, MD, and it’s a good one!The one-day event features sets from Robert Randolph & The Family Band, BoomBox, BIG Something, Cris Jacobs and Sweet Leda, all primed and ready to bring this magical event to life. Naturally, the best Heavy Seas beers will be flowing, so don’t miss this one of a kind party!Tickets and more information can be found via the official website. Scope the lineup below:last_img read more

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Prince Discusses His Anti-YouTube Stance On Twitter

first_imgAt this point, most of us know that Prince doesn’t allow any footage from his performances to appear on YouTube. While fans may try to post videos of a song, or a snippet for Instagram, these attempts get taken down very quickly. With his current Piano & A Microphone tour dates under way, The Purple One took to the Twitter-verse to converse with his loyal fanbase. One particular topic, which has since been taken down, was his stance on YouTube. And, to be honest, it is hard to not see his point.Prince Adds Newest Stop To Spontaneous ‘Piano & A Microphone’ TourWhen asked why he doesn’t allow any live performance videos to be posted, he simply states, “SINCE YOUTUBE DOESN’T PAY EQUITABLE LICENSING FEES, ISN’T THIS A NONSENSICAL QUESTION? PEACE.” And several minutes later, he brings up a good point, “?: SHOULDN’T UR CONCERNS B DIRECTED AT YOUTUBE AND NOT HERE?” He did go on to say that, although he isn’t mad at the constant questions with regards to YouTube, he is “kinda bored tho”.Watch Prince Destroy Solo On Beatles Cover With Tom Petty, Steve Winwood, And MoreWhen you think about it, shouldn’t artists be paid properly for their creative property? Their songs, their creation, their performances, being filmed and shared on a platform that is clearly making money, yet doesn’t give the actual artist a proper cut. Hard to argue with Prince on that point. It is hard enough for musician’s to make money these days, with ever-decreasing album sales, various music-share platforms, and touring being the only way to make anything at all. Check out the conversation below: [via CoS]last_img read more

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Tedeschi Trucks Band Announces Extended Run Of West Coast Tour Dates

first_imgIn support of their new release Let Me Get By, the beloved Tedeschi Trucks Band has announced a brand new series of tour dates! The band will hit the West Coast through much of September, starting in San Diego on 9/3 and working their way up the coastline. The new dates feature stops in California, Oregon and Seattle, giving the Pacific coast a much needed dose of soul from TTB.You can see the full tour schedule below, and head to the band’s website for details. Pre-sale tickets for all shows will be available tomorrow, April 19th, at 10 AM Pacific.Tedeschi Trucks Band West Coast Tour DatesSep 3 – San Diego, CA – Copley Symphony HallSep 4 – Avila Beach, CA – Avila Beach Golf ResortSep 8 – Oakland, CA – Fox TheaterSep 9 – Oakland, CA – Fox TheaterSep 12 – Jacksonville, OR – Britt FestivalsSep 13 – Bend, OR – PEAK Summer NightsSep 14 – Seattle, WA – McCaw HallSep 16 – Los Angeles, CA – The Orpheum TheatreSep 17 – Los Angeles, CA – The Orpheum Theatrelast_img read more

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Deadhead Paleontologist Names Newly-Discovered Otter Species After Bob Weir

first_imgThe Grateful Dead legacy works in many ways. For one woman, The Dead inspired a career in paleontology, and, as a result, a newly-discovered species of extinct otter is now named Lontra weiri.SFGate recently ran a feature highlighting Kari Prassack, a US National Park Service paleontologist who recognized that a mis-labeled jawbone fossil actually belonged to a unique species of otter. When other scientists confirmed the discovery, Prassack – a Deadhead – named the new species after Bob Weir. You can see the publication in the Journal of Vertebrate Paleontology here.Prassack says following the Grateful Dead gave her the courage to follow a childhood dream of becoming a paleontologist. “I decided if I wanted to do something, I could go and do it,” she said in the article. Prassack saw over 100 Grateful Dead concerts between 1990 and 1995.She also says that naming the 3.8 million year old otter after Weir was a way of showing appreciation. “It was a great opportunity to say ‘Thank you,’ for such a great experience,” she said.Lontra weiri is one of many newly-discovered species to be named after a famous musician. A tarantula species was named after Johnny Cash earlier this year, for example. Still Deadheads can take solace in knowing Bob Weir has cemented his name in the science textbooks as well as the history ones.last_img read more

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Lotus Rocks Mountain Music Fest With Horn Section, Talking Heads Cover [Full Audio]

first_imgLotus took the top billing this past weekend at Minden, WV’s Mountain Music Fest. The event featured sets from Trampled By Turtles, Galactic, The Infamous Stringdusters, Dumpstaphunk, The Hornitz, and more.Lotus’ set consisted of songs such as “Shimmer and Out,” “Spiritualize,” and “Storefronts”. The group invited the horn section from Yo Momma’s Big Fat Booty Band midway through the set during “Sid”, and encored with a cover of the Talking Heads‘ “Once In A Lifetime”.Check out full audio from the show, courtesy of Matt Moricle/Archive.org.Setlist: Lotus at Mountain Music Festival, Minden, WV – 6/4/16Inspector Norse, Basin to Benin, Intro to a Cell > Shimmer and Out, Sid [1] > Spiritualize, What Did I Do Wrong, Eats The Light, StorefrontsEncore: Once In a Lifetime [2][1] Horns from Yo Mama’s Big Fat Booth Band sat in[2] Talking Headslast_img read more

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Full Audio Of Umphrey’s McGee’s Rager At The Stone Pony Has Emerged [Listen]

first_imgLast weekend, Umphrey’s McGee took the stage at The Stone Pony in Asbury Park, NJ for a Sunday rager that exceeded anyone’s expectations. With support from The Main Squeeze, UM welcomed singer Corey Frye to join them on a rocking cover of Black Sabbath’s “War Pigs” during the first set. The show featured a full thirteen tour debuts, as well as a debut cover of Misfits’ “Last Caress” in the encore.With the band taking a few days off between legs of the tour, we’re itching for a fix of some Umphrey’s rock. Fortunately, a full audio recording from this rocking Sunday show has surfaced! Let the jams begin.Listen to the recording from the show below, courtesy of taper opsopcopolis.Setlist: Umphrey’s McGee at The Stone Pony, Asbury Park, NJ – 7/17/16Set 1: Plunger > Turn & Dub > Words, Puppet String > Yoga Pants, Loose Ends, Black Sabbath > War Pigs[1], Liberty Echo[2] > Puppet StringSet 2: Robot World[3] > Hindsight, End of the Road, Pay the Snucka, Miami Virtue > Get In The Van, Ringo, Believe the Lie, Gulf Stream[4]Encore: Last Caress[5], Attachments[1] with Corey Frye on vocals[2] with Roundabout (Yes) tease[3] “Jimmy Stewart” with lyrics[4] with Can’t You See (The Marshall Tucker Band) quote[5] debut, MisfitsSupport: The Main Squeezelast_img read more

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The Avett Brothers Join Jack Johnson On Stage At Kaaboo Festival [Watch]

first_imgLast weekend marked the return of the annual Kaaboo Festival in San Diego, CA. Featuring sets from Jack Johnson, The Avett Brothers, Jason Isbell and more, the festival offered a diverse selection of musical nuggets for fans everywhere to enjoy.Fortunately, Annie Dean (loadoffannie) was on the scene and captured a few beautiful musical moments from the show, including videos from a handful of performances. The set from Jack Johnson was extra special, as the show was the guitarist’s only performance in 2016. He also brought out the Avett Brothers during his set, playing two songs “Home” and “Better Together.”Watch footage of the Avetts, Jason Isbell, and Jack Johnson w/ The Avetts below. Enjoy!Avett Brothers “Ain’t No Man”Jason Isbell “Cover Me Up”Jack Johnson ft. Avett Brothers “Home”, “Better Together”last_img read more

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Gracias, Señor Minor: Phish Delivers In Mexico Finale [Recap/Videos]

first_imgPhish returned to the Barcelo for night 3 of their destination event in Riviera Maya, Mexico. After two beautiful days in Mexico, Sunday saw gray skies and a good amount of pre-show rain. It would rain on and off throughout the show, but Phish would make the best, with Lighting Designer Chris Kuroda taking full advantage of the mist in the sky with a gorgeous light show.The band started things off with a take on Stevie Wonder‘s “Boogie On Reggae Woman”. Trey Anastasio had some trouble remembering the lyrics but turned it into a lighthearted moment by making fun of himself throughout the song. The band made up for the early flub with an energetic rendition of the funky classic. Anastasio eventually cut things off, opting to start up “Simple”, which was a great early opportunity for the band to stretch themselves out. Phish delivered a typically sublime piece of improvisation out of “Simple”, which really set the tone for the rest of the night.After a few minutes,  the familiar and sinister “Tweezer” riff emerged out of the jam, and the band transitioned into the fan favorite and reliable source of improvisation. Typically reserved for the second set, “Tweezer” confirmed the band’s intentions for the evening, as they quickly launched into a tight and funky jam. The band was fully locked in, building the intensity as Jon Fishman kept the beat with perfection. Phish would return to “Tweezer” to bring it to a close, quickly starting up “Roggae” for another chance at some improvisation. This was a standout version of “Roggae”, with Mike Gordon showing off his skills throughout.Phish then started up “Nothing”, a rarity not seen in 58 shows and played for only the 7th time ever. “Ghost” was up next, continuing the set of songs typically found in the second set. “Ghost” featured a pronounced “Little Drummer Boy” tease from Anastasio before the band delivered a soaring piece of improvisation that was reminiscent of an energetic “First Tube”. “Ghost” was easily the standout moment from the first set, with Anastasio working up an impressive and aggressive solo before bringing the song to a close. “Ya Mar” was the perfect follow-up, providing a breather with the song’s relaxed beach vibes. A short-but-sweet “Stealing Time From The Faulty Plan” brought the energy back up, which was followed by the always zany “Rift”.“Fluffhead” followed, acting as the set closer. While there were one or two forgotten lyrics during the song’s verses, the composed sections more than made up for it, as the band turned in a spirited take on the multi-sectional classic. Life was indeed a bundle of joy for all of those in Mexico as this highlight-filled first set came to a close.“Down With Disease” kicked off the second set, with the band falling in behind Gordon for a brooding bass-led jam. The unfinished “Disease” flowed seamlessly into “No Men In No Man’s Land” with Trey delivering the refrain emphatically, long red locks blowing in the ocean breeze. A down and dirty “Sneakin’ Sally Through The Alley” followed, as the band skillfully layed into the song’s structure before dropping into sparse, funky jam space led by Gordon and McConnell. The “Sally” jam then turned on a dime to a spacey riff, which ended with a chilling, thrilling run through the “Shipwreck” narration from Halloween 2014 in Las Vegas. The “Shipwreck” teases continued as the band segued into “Possum”. Watch full video of the set-opening “Disease” below, via Phish’s Facebook page:After an impeccable “Possum”, the dark guitar riff of “Carini” rang out across the beach. The band launched into a slow-burning jam out of the fan-favorite tune, with Trey peppering in Hendrix-like riffs over waves of feedback. As the last “Shipwreck” infused notes of the jam fizzled out, the familiar drum intro to “David Bowie” began to roll in, making its return after a longer-than-usual gap 12-show gap. The “Bowie” slowly built a out of a syncopated jam to its typically towering climax.The band followed up one classic composition with another, diving into “Harry Hood” (shoutout to #MSGHoodGuy, have fun out there buddy). “Hood” got going with a jazzy, fast-paced build-up, before the band harnessed the excitement and joy of the tropical beachfront celebration for a particularly euphoric peak.Trey addressed the crowd just before the final notes hit, thanking everyone for a great year, and promising to see us all “pretty soon.” The band returned to the stage for an emotional “Slave To The Traffic Light”, before the crowd flocked to wave side to splash around one last time with a ripping “Tweezer Reprise”, serving as the cherry on top of an incredible performance–easily the best of the 6 Riviera Maya shows.With that, Rivera Maya 2 comes to an end, and with no more dates officially announced, no one is sure exactly when Phish will perform again (although we have a few ideas). Until then, all those in attendance (and all of us streaming at home) will be riding high on the Mexico wave for weeks to come.Phish | Barceló Maya Beach | Riviera Maya, MX | 1/15/2017Set One: Boogie On Reggae Woman > Simple -> Tweezer > Roggae, Nothing, Ghost> Ya Mar, Stealing Time From the Faulty Plan, Rift > FluffheadSet Two: Down with Disease[1] -> No Men In No Man’s Land > Sneakin’ Sally Through the Alley -> Possum > Carini > David Bowie, Harry Hood,Encore: Slave To The Traffic Light, Tweezer RepriseNotes: Ghost contained Little Drummer Boy teases. Sneakin Sally, Possum, Carini, and David Bowie contained Shipwreck quotes. UPDATE 5/5/20: Phish will re-stream their 1/15/17 performance in Mexico tonight as part of their weekly Dinner and a Movie archival webcast/cooking series. You can tune in to the full show below at 8:30 ET and read along with our Stream Companion here.Phish ‘Dinner and a Movie’ Ep. 7 – 1/15/17 – Riviera Maya, MX – Full Showlast_img read more

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Pigeons Playing Ping Pong Announce Domefest 2017 Initial Lineup

first_imgBeloved jam group Pigeons Playing Ping Pong will return with their annual event, Domefest, from May 18-20, 2017 at Fort Royale Farm in Bedford, PA. The host band will not only headline and play four sets over the weekend, but they’ve put together a lineup filled with jam scene favorites.The lineup includes Consider The Source, Aqueous (x2), Electric Love Machine (x2), Broccoli Samurai, The Fritz, Swift Technique and others, with more to be announced in the coming weeks. “We’re really looking forward to bringing Domefest back to Fort Royale Farm,” said Jeremy Schon, founder of Domefest and lead guitarist of Pigeons Playing Ping Pong. “The venue has the perfect vibe, and I couldn’t be happier with the lineup we’re bringing there this year!”To get a taste of the Domefest magic, watch pro-shot, multi-cam footage of the band performing “Whoopie > 1999 > 2001” from last year’s event below.The full Domefest lineup can be seen below, and you can head to the festival’s website for details about the festival, tickets, and more information.Domefest 2017 Initial LineupPigeons Playing Ping Pong (x4), Consider The Source, Aqueous (x2), Electric Love Machine (x2), Broccoli Samurai, The Fritz, Swift Technique, LITZ, Deaf Scene, Strange Machines, The Clock Reads, and many more artists TBA.last_img read more

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Railroad Earth Soothes Souls With “My Sisters And Brothers” At The Ogden [Full Audio/Review]

first_imgRailroad Earth kicked off the second night of their run through Denver’s Ogden Theatre this past Saturday, January 21st, with heightened moods. Scott Pemberton Trio opened up the evening with an eclectic showcase of Pemberton’s genre-bending talent. His sound had influences of rock, jazz, blues and funk all intertwined in one spectacular performance. Pemberton has a unique way of playing his guitar and displayed it on stage by laying it flat on a barstool and ripping into a guitar solo that made everyone look to their neighbors in amazement. Ending his set with a hard hitting cover of “Dear Prudence” by the The Beatles, by the crowds response it was clear that Denver will be looking forward to his return.RRE walked out on stage to a roaring sold out venue and dove right into their first set opening up with “Monkey” wearing big smiles on their faces. Show-goers kept their hands in the air as they made their way through songs like “Bird in a House” and “Been Down This Road”. The set ended with a great run that included “Long Walk Home,” “1759,” and “Fisherman’s Blues.” You can see a video of “Bird in a House” below, from Kyle Isaac.The second set was graced with two songs that had never been played live. The first one “Blazin a Trail” by Todd Sheaffer with Andy Thorn on the banjo, and the second being “The Berkeley Flash,” an instrumental written by mandolinist John Skehan. Andy Thorn would also sit in on RRE’s classic tune “Head,” stretching the number out past the fifteen minute mark.Railroad Earth’s encore performance was a perfect way to play on what has been going on in our country. As everyone knows, there was a massive nationwide protest against our newly elected President earlier that same day. The band decided to pay homage to the events unfolding by playing a cover of “My Sisters and Brothers” by Jerry Garcia Band. These guys from New Jersey really know how to put on an incredible show and Saturday night solidified that.Watch “My Sisters and Brothers” below, with video courtesy of Kyle Isaac.Listen to full audio from the show below, courtesy of taper gerry gladu.Setlist: Railroad Earth | Ogden Theatre | Denver, CO | 1/21/17Set 1: Monkey, Dance Around Molly> Dandelion Wine, Bird in a House, Been Down This Road, Butterfly and the Tree, Any Road, Long Walk Home> 1759> Fisherman’s BluesSet 2: Like a Buddha, Lovin’ You, Blazin’ a Trail*, Head**, Black Elk Speaks> Hangtown Ball, The Berkeley Flash***, Warhead Boogie> Chasin’ a RainbowEncore: My Sisters and Brothers* First time played, with Andy Thorn on banjo, written by Todd Sheaffer** With Andy Thorn on banjo*** First time played, instrumental written by John Skehanlast_img read more

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