first_imgIf you see someone walking toward a concert with their finger in the air, it’s because they are looking for a ticket. These people are typically willing to pay for said ticket, making the exchange easy-breezy for those heading in to see the band. It becomes an easy exchange, where both parties win. On the flip-side of this equation, there are times where the giver expects nothing at all and the receiver wins. This is called a “miracle”, when someone hands you a ticket and asks for nothing in return.One phan, Ryan Carey, had a miraculous concert experience at Madison Square Garden last New Year’s Eve when Phish played. He penned this story about his entire experience, which you can enjoy below:Our story begins Saturday December 19th, 2015. I was sitting in my usual 10am bikram yoga class in Lefferts, Brooklyn. My favorite teacher was teaching. It was about 105 degrees with 60 degree humidity. Most bikram teachers just say the same thing – they recite the class. There’s no room for originality or stories. They’re more robotic, but that’s just the style. My favorite teacher is named Robbin. She’s different because she always strays off the path and throws in jokes and zingers and stories. It’s a breath of fresh air. We’re kicking off 90 minutes of heat, where students are silent and only the teacher instructs.On the 3rd or 4th pose, students cross their legs standing up and form somewhat of a pretzel. The goal is to keep it tight and balance on one leg. Robbin is walking us through the pose and says,“Keep those legs tight, like you’re squeezing a ticket.”We continue holding, trying to focus.“Hold that ticket tight. Don’t let it go.”We have a theme now, this ticket. It would continue to pop up in class. It didn’t make much sense but, whatever.“That’s it. Hold that ticket in place, like a Phish ticket.”What?I assume I heard her incorrectly. Or that there is some other form of fish Robbin is talking about. Not to be judgmental but Robbin is mid 40’s African American and although she does often make amazing music references, I could not believe she was talking about what it sounded like. Each pose in bikram is done twice, so we set up to do another pretzel. Once again, the ticket theme comes up.“Hold that ticket tight! It’s valuable. Those Phish tickets are hard to come by. I know.”OK. Where is this going?To back up a few months, Phish announced a 4 night run at MSG over New Year’s. Tickets sold out immediately but I was fortunate enough to grab some nosebleed seats for the final night. My eyes are locked on her and mind is racing with possibilities, as I hold myself in a pretzel. Silent. In 3 digit heat. We move onto the next pose and Robbin begins to tell a story.“Man, those Phish tickets are beautiful. The art work! I’ve never seen anything like them. Do any of you know who I’m talking about? The band? They play every New Years’ at the Garden?”About 5 people flash a hand, saying nothing.“My apartment building got a new mailman recently and he delivered my neighbor’s mail to me instead. They’re out of town, but there was an official looking package so I called them to see if I should open it, and they said sure.”I know exactly where this is going. The image in my head is crystal clear.“Well, I opened this cardboard FedEx envelope and wouldn’t you know. 8 tickets to these concerts! 2 for each of the 4 nights! And the seats are amazing. Something like section 103. I’m thinking, I should go sell these! They’re valuable. I know how this goes. And it turns out my neighbors had lost track of it, were out in Seattle, and can’t go anyway.”Now, I’m starting to lose it. My eyes haven’t left her. I want to break the pose. It’s like when Alex Trebek starts reading a question on Jeopardy and the contestant doesn’t let him finish the sentence because they know they answer. She doesn’t need to finish anything. The pose, the sentence, the class. I’m there. In my seats. At MSG. I go to the dark side. My competitive razor edge pokes out. I gaze around the class examining every student, wondering which one of these motherfuckers is thinking the same thing I am. Well, you’d better stop thinking it, because I will stab you. Those tickets are fucking mine.This exchange occurred in 5 minutes and now I have over an hour to sit in silence, sweating, waiting. I start to day dream. I’ve got 2 amazing seats to 4 nights of Phish. Who will I take? Who will I surprise? Who’s never been? Who do I want to experience it? This is going to make the best story. Only in NYC does this happen.The core of these tickets is obviously New Year’s Eve. It often looks like this:Being in the building for a Phish show on New Year’s Eve is guaranteed fun and one of the hardest tickets out there, especially in New York. I need to somehow tell Robbin that I want those tickets if they’re free. The final posture of the class is just laying there in your own sweat, the room silent, to let your body cool down. As she says the final Namaste, I spring up to follow her out of the room like a creep at a bar following a girl around (not that I’d know).I say, “Hey Robbin, if somehow those tickets you mentioned in there aren’t going to be used, I will buy all of them. I’m a big fan and have seen a bunch of their shows.”“Oh! Isn’t that great! Yes, of course. I’ll give my neighbor a call after class and see what they were thinking. Here, give me your number.”Wow. That was easy. And I didn’t have to make anyone bleed. Later that day, she texts me that she’s made the call but no word back. I try not to get ahead of myself but it’s hard not to. All they have to say is “Yes, Robbin, that would save us so much hassle. Have Ryan pay you and grab the tickets.” A few more days pass and while I haven’t lost hope, I know how this goes. If these people scored 8 tickets, they’re not rookies. They have other die hard friends who’d kill for these and probably just need to make a phone call. Their neighbor’s yoga student is not super high on the list of people to bestow these gifts up.On the 23rd, I’m on a bus driving south to DC when I get the text:“Hi Ryan. Turns out they’re going to try to give the tickets to a friend their indebted to. Sorry but wishing you well on getting into the shows.”Sigh.Oh well, it almost became a great story. At least I’m seeing one of the shows. But all 4 would have been swell.Christmas comes and goes. It’s a time to look back at another uphill year that saw some highs and lows. Being away from NYC allows me some silence and space to catch up on a few months of reflection I suppose. I’d thought about booking my bus back to NYC early juuuuuuuust in case the yoga thing worked, but there were no last minute miracles this year.On 12/30, I took a late bus up to the city, leaving Bethesda, MD at 7pm. The whole way up, I was listening to the first night’s show live from the Garden, sitting in the front row of the bus. That made the trip easier, and as the band starts their encore in my earphones, we are pulling into the city, our final stop literally 2 blocks from MSG. We pull up and I see the masses leaving the show. The circus was officially in town. As we pull up to the curb, there lies a litmus test that there’s a Phish show nearby. 4-5 nitrous tanks filling balloons for willing customers. C’mon, guys. It’s not 1997. I hop on in a taxi and make my way home.The next day is New Year’s Eve and my goal is to stay in, not drink, and prepare for the 2 final nights at the Garden. I thought about just popping over on the train to see if there were any tickets being sold. Although scalpers were asking in the realm of $500-$1,000 per ticket in certain sections, Wayne Gretzky once said, you miss 100% of the shots you don’t take. At around 6pm, I hopped on the subway to Penn Station, giving myself about a 90 minute window to check the market before heading back and staying in for the night. I come up from the subway and before I’m outside, people are already looking, holding single fingers over their heads as the universal sign for ‘I need a ticket’.Aside from a few non-Phish fan scalpers, I didn’t hear anything. I started walking against the grain, away from MSG, trying to get people approaching the venue. A mix of die-hard fans and people wondering WTF I was doing with my finger. After about 30 minutes, I circle back. A guy in the street says,“Hey, Mr. Finger.”Yeah.“You should go to the will call window where they’ve been re-releasing tickets.“Oh, no shit.“Yeah, do it.”I roll over to a line about 60 people deep. As people cancel tickets last minute, they’ll sell them at face value to this line. Who the hell would cancel their Phish New Year’s tickets?! The latest stat was 10 tickets sold in the past 4 hours. Not in my favor. Need to keep moving. I roll toward the back side of MSG, switching arms to hold up because they’re getting more tired. A trio walks by and one guys says “Hey, we’ve got one. Let’s take a walk so we don’t get busted for scalping.” Cool. Sounds good. We roll down a street and chat. They’re in from Colorado. The ticket they have is to sit with them. They got it off of Stubhub. For $240. I kindly decline, as we all know, somewhere unwritten in the Phish scene is that buying a ticket above face value isn’t too cool. I lose a little steam, thinking this was one of my closest chances. I start walking back towards the front of MSG on 33rd St., finger again in the air.A woman, tall, attractive, early 30’s walks past me, makes eye contact, and without breaking stride, hands me a ticket. The exchange was, at most, 3 seconds. It felt like an hour. My brain quickly puts the pieces together. I’ve been given a piece of paper. I’m holding it. I look at her and can only involuntarily say “No.” As in, no, this can’t be. All she says is “Happy New Year.” I look down again. General Admission West. I look up and she’s gone.I’m alone again. In the cold. In the middle of New York City. Holding what could be a free ticket to a Phish New Year’s show. After having no expectations. After having acknowledged it’s been a hard year of fighting to stay above water in this god damn city. After acknowledging that, in some ways, I’m more tired than I’ve ever felt in my life. After, not asking for anything, but deep down knowing I could use a win, she gave me one. I take a minute to gather myself.There is a specific entrance for these GA stubs. I walk in and go through security, then it’s D day with the ticket scanner. I hand it to the woman, still not fully believing I’m walking closer to the show.It beeps.I’m in.Unreal.These are the things you only hear stories about.So, where exactly in the building am I going? It soon became clear I wasn’t like the others and whatever ticket I had lead me down a different roped off path. Up ahead was a table where they called me over. Wristband station. This is a good sign. It’s New Year’s, I’m at a Phish show and I’m getting a wristband. They equip me with an orange one and I’m on my way. Up some escalators. Through some doors. It’s soon clear I’m underneath the stands. I’m low. I’m floor level. There are ritzy concessions and people milling about, exuding the energy anyone would knowing they’ve gotten inside the building for an event like this. There’s a hole in the stands. I go towards it and can see the stadium. Far in the distance is the stage and I’m standing at the back of the floor. Security is ushering people through, calling for hands in the air. Blue wristbands step in here. Orange keep walking, so I did. Next thing I know, I’m standing in the front section of the floor which is now only 20% full since we’ve got about 90 minutes til showtime. I sit down on the floor and realize 2 things. 1. Something just amazing happened and 2. I’m by myself, for the first time ever at a Phish show. The ceiling is covered in netting, holding thousands of balloons to be dropped at midnight. Hanging towards the back of the floor is an unusual structure that most likely would come into play later. I make friends with some people and blow their minds with my story. They all sort of validate my feeling by the sheer shock of their response. Yes, getting miracled into a Phish NYE show is one of the greatest things out there to some people like me. The rest of the night was spectacular. I did what you’re supposed to do when someone hands you a free Phish ticket of out the kindness of their heart – danced my ass off for 4 hours.At one point during set break, I talked to this girl and told her the story. We discussed going to shows solo and she does it often, preferring it sometimes. When you’re solo, you don’t have to wait and can mill about the madness as you please. You can also leave whenever you want.After the balloons dropped and Aud Lang Syne was played.After the weird bizarre hour glass structure jam happened.I was fulfilled. So, I left.As I walked back along the floor, looking up into the crowd watching them watch the last song of the set, I felt lucky and I I felt like I’d been gifted. Depending how you look at it, someone somewhere did in fact grant me the gift of luck.last_img read more

first_imgFor today’s Rad Tracks, Joe Russo’s Almost Dead shares pro-shot footage from their Boulder Theater performance on December 16, 2016. After two sets of Grateful Dead madness, with teases of Loud Reed, Neil Young, and more, the quintet stepped up for an outrageous encore with a heavy “Dancin’ In The Streets ~ Pork & Slaw ~ Dancin’ ~ My Sharona Jam ~ Dancin’ Reprise.”This performance marked the debut of Almost Dead’s cover of “Pork & Slaw” by Scott Metzger’s Wolf! and “My Sharona Jam” by The Knack. Don’t sleep on this:Setlist: Joe Russo’s Almost Dead | Boulder Theater | Boulder, CO | 12/16/16Set One (9:18pm – 10:28pm)Big Railroad Blues (TH) >Feel Like A Stranger (SM)Bird Song @ (TH) ->The Other One # (SM)Mississippi Half Step $ (TH) ->Three Question Marks Jam % ->Let It Grow^ (SM)Set Two (11:04pm – 12:44am)Alice D Millionaire & (SM) ->I Know You Rider (All)Tennessee Jed (TH) ->Becky Jam ->Tennessee Jed Reprise (TH) * ->The Wheel Jam + ->Let It Grow Jam ->The Wheel @@ (All) ->They Love Each Other ## (TH) ->Estimated Prophet $$ (SM) ->Touch Of Grey (TH)E: Dancing In The Streets %% (SM) ->Pork & Slaw ^^ ->Dancing In The Streets (SM) ->My Sharona Jam && ->Dancing In The Streets Reprise ** (SM)@ – With Cryptical Teases x 2 (TH)# – With a “Hippie Dream” (Neil Young) Jam – may become a track, depending on length$ – With a “Walk on the Wild Side” (Lou Reed) Tease (DD)% – First Time Played by Almost Dead, Joe Lukasik Cover; not the entire song. Used to be covered by the Benevento Russo Duo.^ – With an Other One Tease (Band), a Cryptical Tease (MB) & an Unknown Tease (MB)& – Not played by Almost Dead since Brooklyn Bowl, Brooklyn, NY 2015-01-23, a gap of 77 shows* – Not played by Almost Dead since Brooklyn Bowl, Brooklyn, NY 2015.10.3, a gap of 52 shows+ – First Time Played By Almost [email protected]@ – Unfinished, with a “”Moonlight Mile” (Rolling Stones) Jam – may become a track, depending on length## – With a “Shortnin’ Bread” (James Whitcomb Riley) Tease, a “Hamp’s Hump” (Lou Donaldson) Tease (JR), a West LA Fade Away Tease (MB) and a “Rudolph The Red Nose Reindeer” (Robert Lewis May) Tease (MB)$$ – With a Uncle John’s Band Tease (SM) & an “Inspector Gadget Theme” (Unknown) Tease (SM)%% – With a Feel Like a Stranger Tease (MB)^^ – WOLF! cover, First Time Played by Almost Dead&& – The Knack cover, First Time Played by Almost Dead** – Not Played by Almost Dead since Summer Camp, Chillicothe, IL, 2015.05.23, a gap of 59 showsDon’t miss Joe Russo’s Almost Dead’s upcoming performance at Fool’s Paradise on March 31st in St. Augustine, FL. The group will be join hosts Lettuce and bands like, The Floozies, The Motet, and more, with Antwaun Stanley and Oteil Burbridge as artists-at-large! More information can be found here.last_img read more

first_imgLast night, Papadosio performed to a sold-out crowd at Milwaukee’s Miramar Theatre. They played a show that had plenty of fan favorites, tight jams, and some nice sandwiches sprinkled throughout. The opener, Jaw Gems, played a good set of their own electronica to start the night.With the daylight savings time taking effect, fittingly, Papadosio opened their set with “2AM.” With acoustics out, the three-minute song sounded like it could be found on your favorite pop radio station. True to the jam band genre, surprisingly (or perhaps unsurprisingly), the song had some short, albeit sweet, improvisational moments, taking the song on a different path that rarely strays away from the norm. To begin their next tune, they had a really catchy and melodic electronica intro that went into “Hippie Babysitter.” This song has been jam vehicle for the band for a while, and this one fulfilled expectation, as it had a “Mr. Cloud’s Turtle Kingdom” sandwiched inside it.Songs from their newest release like “Oblivion” and “Each and Every Wave” followed, which were played near identical to the studio versions but still well played. “You and Yourself” continued the show and it was one of the highlights of the night. The improvisation was dark and dirty, and the whole song lasted at least fifteen minutes. Another highlight was a set-closing “We Are Water.” They made sure to end with a bang because it rivaled the “You and Yourself” for best improvisation of the night.Papadosio filled the encore slot with a sandwich of “New Love” into “The Lack of Everything” back to “New Love.” The beginning of the encore featured a particularly nice bass solo from Rob McConnell, who sounded like he could have been in a jazz club, while the latter end contained blistering energy and left the crowd wanting more. Papadosio plays tonight in Madison before heading to the South for the last dates on the Pattern Integrities spring tour. You can check out photos from last night below, courtesy of Daniel Ojeda.Setlist: Papadosio | Miramar Theatre | Milwaukee, WI | 3/11/20172AM, Hippie Babysitter > Mr. Turtle’s Cloud Kingdom > Hippie Babysitter, Oblivion, Each and Every Wave, You and Yourself, Anima Mundi, Drift, We Are WaterEncore: New Love >The Lack of Everything > New Love Load remaining imageslast_img read more

first_imgThe Game of Thrones live concert experience has been crossing the country over the last month, bringing the Seven Kingdoms to a city near you. In addition to its shock-inducing plot twists unforgiving treatment of its characters, an integral part of the award-winning HBO show’s thematic brilliance is its score. One tune that comes up on various occasions throughout the arc of the show is “Rains of Castamere,” the theme of the fictional “House Lannister,” one of the families vying for power in the fictional land of Westeros. The song plays over the many diabolical acts masterminded by members of the family (i.e. The Red Wedding), providing a thematically ominous backdrop for the carnage.The song, which has been recorded by various artists including The National, is a hair-raising climax in the Live Concert Experience. Recently, during the tour’s stop at The Forum in Los Angeles, System of a Down frontman Serj Tankian lent his signature unhinged vocals to the “Rains of Castmere,” bringing the melancholy feel of the song to a new levels of foreboding. Check it out below, courtesy of YouTube user David Lopez:The demonically mischievous vocals of the “Chop Suey” singer alongside an orchestra, outlandish production, and towering video clips from the show are a match made in heaven, and you can be sure we’ll be watching this video at least a few more times at Live For Live Music HQ today.The Game of Thrones Live Concert Experience will head to San Jose, CA today, before making their way to Seattle, WA on Friday, Vancouver, BC on Saturday, and Portland, OR on Sunday to round out its North American tour. To grab tickets to one of the remaining performances, head here. Don’t miss out, there’s only a few more chances to take a musical trip to the magical world of Game of Thrones![h/t – Vice]last_img read more

first_imgSetlist: Trey Anastasio Band | Capitol Theatre | Port Chester, NY | 4/14/17I: Sand, Mozambique, Cayman Review, What is Life, This Crazy World I Know *, Sweet And Dandy, Speak to Me, Pigtail, Feel It Still#, Valentine, Soul Rebel, Gotta Jibboo..II: Curlews Call, Night Speaks, Liquid Time, 49 Bye Byes, Alaska, Heavy Things, Simple Twist Up Dave, Windora Bug, Shine, Clint Eastwood, Dazed and Confused.E: The Parting Glass%, Push on til the Day* New Tom & Trey song, debut.# Portugal the Man song, debut% debut. Scottish/Irish traditionalAfter tonight’s second show at the Cap, TAB will hit Charlotte, Austin, Houston, Tulsa, St. Louis, Indianapolis, Philadelphia and more, in addition to their appearances at High Sierra, Sweetwater 420 Festival, and at Red Rocks with Vulfpeck. The band will criss-cross the East Coast, Midwest, and South as they tour behind their 2015 album Paper Wheels. Thanks to rdeal1999, you can watch TAB’s stand-out performances from last night below![cover photo via @blissfulnotions] Trey Anastasio came into Port Chester, NY, hot last night, opening up an extensive spring tour in support of his most recent album Paper Wheels with the first of two nights at the Capitol Theatre. The night immediately took off with a monstrous “Sand,” and Trey and his compadres showed no sign off slowing down, with the illustrious Capitol Theatre bouncing around the room from start to finish. Trey’s ensemble this time around includes founding Trey Anastasio Band members Tony Markellis and Russ Lawton, Ray Paczkowski, seasoned-percussionist Cyro Baptista, and one of the most powerful horn sections in the game with Jennifer Hartswick, Natalie Cressman, and James Casey.After the scorching “Sand” opener, Trey continued to bring on TAB staples “Mozambique” and “Cayman Review” preceding the debut of “This Crazy World I Know,” written by Trey and lyricist companion Tom Marshall. Soon after, Trey decided to throw another enormous curveball, debuting an impressive and tasty cover of Portugal the Man’s “Feel it Still” before ending the set with “Valentine,” Bob Marley’s “Soul Rebel,” and an impressive and extended “Gotta Jibboo”.With a buzzing crowd and an even more fired-up band, set two took off with TAB classic “Curlews Call.” What happened next was one of the most impressive TAB sets that’s gone down in recent years; flowing straight into “Night Speaks to a Woman,” the set effortlessly navigated through TAB favorites including “Alaska,” “Heavy Things,” “Simple Twist Up Dave,” and ended the set with a monstrous cover of Led Zeppelin’s “Dazed and Confused.” Jennifer Hartswick absolutely crushed on lead vocals, and the crowd was left with jaws on the floor. Continuing the trend of delightful surprises, Trey and the gang came out for encore, debuting an a capella rendition of the Irish traditional tune “The Parting Glass” followed by “Push on til the Day” to end a TAB show that will be impossible for any one of the 1,800 phans lucky enough to share in the groove.last_img read more

first_imgHayley Jane is one of the most vibrant and energetic performers in the music scene today. Her voice blends rich tones comparable to Feist with powerful projection in the vein of Janis Joplin. When she takes the stage, she heightens the energy of each performance with her soulful dancing and playful interaction with the audience and musicians. As an Artist-At-Large for Disc Jam Music Festival last weekend in Stephentown New York, Hayley Jane went above and beyond. She took the stage with multiple acts per day on the eclectic lineup and had a different outfit, style, and vibe for each performance. Some of the moments created during these performances were highlights of the entire festival.Along with being an Artist-At-Large, Hayley Jane also had the honor of closing out Disc Jam with Ryan Montbleau as they presented their new duo, Yes Darling, which provided a cherry on top of the musical sundae that is Disc Jam.Here are four videos that capture the heart of Hayley Jane’s Disc Jam Music Festival Artist-At-Large experience:Bad Reputation by Joan Jett & The Blackhearts – Performed with Kung FuSoulshine by The Allman Brothers – Performed with Pink Talking FishWaterfalls by TLC – Performed with Roots Of CreationCriminal by Fiona Apple – Performed with AqueousHere is a full chronological list of Hayley Jane’s performances at Disc Jam Music Festival:Strange Machines: Soul Kitchen by The DoorsRoots Of Creation: Waterfalls by TLCRoots Of Creation: Fire On The Mountain by The Grateful DeadBearly Dead: Deal by The Grateful DeadBearly Dead: Tennessee Jed by The Grateful DeadCongo Sanchez: Improvised FunkAqueous: Criminal by Fiona AppleKung Fu: Bad Reputation by Joan Jett & The BlackheartsAfter Funk: Sugaree by The Grateful DeadAnnie In The Water: Crispy by Annie In The WaterPink Talking Fish: Soulshine by The Allman BrothersYes Darling: Full Set of Original Music to close out Disc JamHayley Jane is spending the Summer touring with her band, Hayley Jane & The Primates, as well as Solo Acoustic performances. Hayley Jane & The Primates are releasing a new album in the Fall, produced by Craig Brodhead of Turkuaz.Hayley Jane Tour Dates:6/23: Harry’s Hoe Down in Starks ME7/02: Bank of NH Pavilion in Gilford NH – w/ Michael McDonald & Boz Scaggs7/05: Nectars in Burlington VT – Solo Acoustic7/08: Brooklyn Bowl in Brooklyn NY – A Brooklyn Blast! Celebrating 8 Years of Brooklyn Bowl w/ Stooges Brass Band7/12: Nectars in Burlington VT – Solo Acoustic7/19: Nectars in Burlington VT – Solo Acoustic7/21: Ocean Mist in Matunuck RI – w/ Kung Fu7/23: Jerry Jam in Bath NH7/26: Nectars in Burlington VT – Solo Acoustic7/28-29: Floyd Fest in Floyd VA8/03: Bull Mansion in Worcester MA – Solo Acoustic8/10: Jams In The Sand in Asbury Park NJ8/11: Yasgur’s Road Reunion in Woodstock NY – “Women Of Woodstock:” concept performance8/12: Wild Woods Music Festival in Croydon NH8/13: Peach Music Festival in Scranton PA8/17: Bull Mansion in Worcester MA – Solo Acoustic8/24: Bull Mansion in Worcester MA – Solo Acoustic8/25: 3S Artspace in Portsmouth NH – Solo Acoustic8/26: Infinity Hall in Hartford CT – Wormtown Music Festival official pre-party with Kung Fu8/31-9/3: Peace Of Mind Music Festival in Halifax PA9/15-17: Wormtown Music Festival in Greenfield MA[Photo courtesy of Capacity Images]last_img read more

first_img[Photos by Lou Montesano]Fans of Al Schnier (moe.), Leslie Mendelson, and Scott Sharrard can catch all three of them and countless others at the upcoming Brooklyn Comes Alive. Inspired by the vibrant musical communities of Brooklyn and New Orleans, Brooklyn Comes Alive is set to take place across three venues in Williamsburg, Brooklyn (Brooklyn Bowl, Schimanski, Music Hall of Williamsburg) on September 23rd and 24th. The unique homegrown event puts the focus on the musicians, curating dream team collaborations, tributes, and artist passion projects for two full days of incredible music both new and old.The 2017 lineup is set to include hand-selected band lineups featuring all-star musicians like John Scofield, George Porter Jr. (The Meters), Vinnie Amico (moe.), Bernard Purdie, Joel Cummins, Ryan Stasik, and Kris Myers (Umphrey’s McGee), Aron Magner and Marc Brownstein (The Disco Biscuits), Mike Greenfield and Jesse Miller (Lotus), Jason Hann (String Cheese Incident), Alan Evans (Soulive), Cyril Neville (Neville Brothers), Henry Butler, Jon Cleary, Reed Mathis (Electric Beethoven), Michael League, Nate Werth, Chris Bullock, Robert “Sput” Searight, and Bob Lanzetti (Snarky Puppy), Jennifer Hartswick and Natalie Cressman (Trey Anastasio Band), and scores of others! Last night, the ever-talented Jackie Greene made his way to Brooklyn Bowl along with an impressive roster of “Friends” for a  Grateful Dead “appreciation night” benefitting Rock and Wrap It Up!, a live music-oriented non-profit that collects surplus food from concerts and festivals and delivers it to our nation’s poor and hungry. Greene curated a fully loaded lineup of musicians to round out the benefit’s Jackie Greene & Friends house band, including including Jeff Chimenti (Dead & Company), Mihali Savoulidis (Twiddle), Al Schnier (moe.), Leslie Mendelson and Scott Sharrard (Gregg Allman Band).INTERVIEW: Jackie Greene Talks Playing All The Parts & Drawing Inspiration From LimitationsThe band opened with an extended “Scarlett Begonias” > “Fire On The Mountain,” with Mendelson handling the “Scarlett” vocals and Savoulidis singing lead on “Fire,” with Chimenti adding beautiful keyboard flourishes throughout. Greene availed himself wherever possible throughout the tune–and the show as a whole–moving from slide guitar soloing to keys duets with Chimenti to lead vocal turns and back again with ease. Various special guests wound their way into the fray over the course of the night, tackling further favorites like “New Speedway Boogie,” “So Many Roads,” “He’s Gone,” “Shakedown Street,” and “Bertha,” before closing the night with all the musicians onstage for “I Know You Rider” and “Sugaree.”Thankfully for everyone who couldn’t make it, Relix and Brooklyn Bowl offered a free Livestream of the entire concert below. You can watch the entire Jackie Greene & Friends performance with Jeff Chimenti, Al Schnier, Mihali Savoulidis, Leslie Mendelson, Scott Sharrard, and more below. You’ll also notice a button allowing you to donate to the cause. Donations are still being accepted. Whether you want to support Rock and Wrap It Up!’s charitable pursuits, or simply show your appreciation for the excellent music and the high-quality stream, it’s not give it a click and show them some love: For over 25 years, the non-profit organization Rock and Wrap It Up! has worked tirelessly to reduce poverty and hunger nationwide. The global think tank has a number of programs designed for this cause, including a successful initiative collecting food that has been prepared but not served at major events like concert tours, educational institutions, the hospitality industry, sporting events, and film shoots. Working with local kitchens and shelters, Rock and Wrap It Up! coordinates food pickups at venues all across the country, ensuring that “one man gathers what another man spills.” To learn more about Rock and Wrap It Up! or to donate to the cause, head to their official website.Brooklyn Bowl: 9.14.2017center_img ***Tickets Are On Sale Now!***Brooklyn Comes Alive is now offering single day tickets, as well as a ticket payment plan for as low as $30/month. When checking out, just select “Monthly payments with Affirm” as your payment method. To find out more about ticketing, VIP options, and lodging, head to the festival website.last_img read more

first_imgSetlist: Kung Fu | The Funky Biscuit | Boca Raton, FL | 10/14/17Set I: Introduction by Albert Poliak. Kid Charlemagne. FM. I Got The News. Black Cow. Aja. Black Friday. Don’t Take Me Alive. The Fez > Green Earrings.Set II: King Of The World. Peg. Your Gold Teeth. Monkey In Your Soul. Josie. Hey 19. My Old School. Bodhisattva. Reeling In The Years.E: Daddy D. Hollywood Kisses.[photo via Slightly Skewed] New Haven, Connecticut-based Kung Fu made their way through Florida this past weekend with stops at The Green Parrot in Key West last Wednesday and Thursday, before settling into Boca Raton’s The Funky Biscuit on Friday and Saturday. Featuring Adrian Tramontano on drums, Beau Sasser on keyboards, Chris DeAngelis on bass, Rob Somerville on saxophone, and Tim Palmieri on guitar, the quintet performed a set of their original Kung Fu material on Friday night and a two-set Tribute to Steely Dan in honor of Donald Fagan and recently deceased Walter Becker on Saturday. Kung Fu then made their way up Florida’s West Coast for a Sunday evening show at The Dunedin Brewery.Thanks to our friends at Cheesehead Productions, you can enjoy the audio and video from their Funky Biscuit performance below:last_img read more

first_imgOn Saturday night, Queens Of The Stone Age performed KROQ’s Almost Acoustic Christmas concert in Los Angeles. During the performance, founding member Josh Homme kicked Shutterstock photographer Chelsea Lauren in the face, with Lauren telling Variety, “It was obviously very intentional.” Homme’s assault occurred during Queens Of The Stone Age’s fourth song “The Evil Has Landed”, during which Homme appeared to try to kick the camera out of her hand, instead kicking it directly into her face.However, as told by Jeff Kravitz, the photographer was not the only victim of Homme’s during the show. As he noted in a Facebook post, “Josh Homme from Queens of the Stone Age sent two people in the photo pit to the medic last nite. One was photographer Chelsea Lauren who posted a video of getting kicked in the head that is just shocking in it’s casual approach to violence. The other victim was a security guard who got a light kicked into the back of his head.”A few minutes after the incident with the photographer, Homme took out a knife and cut open his own forehead so that his wound was dripping blood for the rest of the performance. He also allegedly called the audience “retards” and yelled “Fuck Muse” during the set. Today, Queens of the Stone Age posted a statement via Twitter in which Josh Homme apologized to Chelsea Lauren. pic.twitter.com/JCtdOAFEbq— QOTSA (@qotsa) December 10, 2017center_img [H/T Consequence Of Sound; Photo: Chelsea Lauren / Shutterstock]last_img read more

first_imgPaul Simon recently announced that he will embark on his final tour this spring. The legendary singer-songwriter will cap off his 50+ year touring career with Homeward Bound — The Farewell Tour, a 30+ date international outing, hitting the United States, Canada, and Europe. Today, Paul Simon announced the final batch of dates for the Homeward Bound – Farewell Tour that will culminate with three shows in the New York City area.The extended stay in NYC is a fitting way to close the Homeward Bound – Farewell Tour, considering Simon played some of the most important shows of his career in the Big Apple, including the famed 1981 Concert in Central Park. On September 20 & 21, Paul Simon will take over Madison Square Garden. Then, on September 22, Simon has a final show TBA, though fans are speculating it will appropriately take place in Central Park as part of the annual Global Citizen Festival.In addition to the NYC dates, Paul Simon also added shows at New Orleans’ Smoothie King Center, Tampa’s Amalie Arena, Fort Lauderdale’s BB&T Center, Orlando’s Amway Center, Atlanta’s Cellairis Amphitheatre, Washington, DC’s Capital One Arena, Newark’s Prudential Center (his hometown), and Pittsburgh’s PPG Paints Arena.Last month, Simon released a statement on his retirement that reads:I’ve often wondered what it would feel like to reach the point where I’d consider bringing my performing career to a natural end. Now I know: it feels a little unsettling, a touch exhilarating, and something of a relief.I love making music, my voice is still strong, and my band is a tight, extraordinary group of gifted musicians. I think about music constantly. Sadly, we lost our lead guitarist and my friend of 30 years, VincentN’guini, who died last December. His loss is not the only reason I’ve decided to stop touring, but it is a contributing factor. Mostly, though, I feel the travel and time away from my wife and family takes a toll that detracts from the joy of playing. I’d like to leave with a big Thank You to the many folks around the world who’ve come out to watch me play over the last 50 years.After this coming tour, I anticipate doing the occasional performance in a (hopefully) acoustically pristine hall, and to donate those earnings to various philanthropic organizations, particularly those whose objective is to save the planet, ecologically.Once again, I am very grateful for a fulfilling career and, of course, most of all to the audiences who heard something in my music that touched their hearts.For more information on tickets for Homeward Bound – The Farewell Tour, head to Paul Simon’s website.Homeward Bound — The Farewell Tour (new dates in bold):May 16 Vancouver, BC @ Rogers ArenaMay 18 Seattle, WA @ Key ArenaMay 19 Portland, OR @ MODA CenterMay 22 Los Angeles, CA @ Hollywood BowlMay 23 Los Angeles, CA @ Hollywood BowlMay 25 Oakland, CA @ Oracle ArenaMay 27 Las Vegas, NV @ MGM Grand Garden ArenaMay 30 Denver, CO @ Fiddler’s GreenJune 1 Dallas, TX @ American Airlines ArenaJune 2 Houston, TX @ Toyota CenterJune 4 Austin, TX @ Frank Erwin CenterJune 6 Chicago, IL @ United CenterJune 8 St. Paul, MN @ Xcel Energy CenterJune 10 Detroit, MI @ DTE Energy CenterJune 12 Toronto, ON @ Air Canada CentreJune 13 Montreal, QC @ Bell CentreJune 15 Boston, MA @ TD GardenJune 16 Philadelphia, PA @ Wells Fargo CenterJune 19 Greensboro, NC @ Greensboro ColiseumJune 20 Nashville, TN @ Bridgestone ArenaJune 30 Stockholm, Sweden @ Ericcson GlobeJuly 1 Oslo, Norway @ SpectrumJuly 3 Copenhagen, Denmark @ Royal ArenaJuly 5 Antwerp, Belgium @ SporpaleisJuly 7 Amsterdam, Holland @ Ziggo DomeJuly 10 Manchester, UK @ Manchester ArenaJuly 11 Glasgow, UK @ SSE HydroJuly 13 Dublin, Ireland @ RDS ArenaJust 15 London, [email protected] Hyde Park (BST Festival)Sept 5 – New Orleans, LA – Smoothie King CenterSept 7 – Tampa, FL – Amalie ArenaSept 8 – Ft. Lauderdale, FL – BB&T CenterSept 11 – Orlando, FL – Amway CenterSept 12 – Atlanta, GA – Cellairis AmphitheatreSept 14 – Washington, DC – Capital One ArenaSept 15 – Newark, NJ – Prudential CenterSept 17 – Pittsburgh, PA – PPG Paints ArenaSept 20 – New York, NY – Madison Square GardenSept 21 – New York, NY – Madison Square GardenSept 22 – New York, NY – TBAlast_img read more