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Opening the show with the album’s opening track, “Is It Me Or You,” Haynes and his band established their dynamic quickly and impressively. While this was obviously Warren’s night, the rest of the players weren’t merely window dressing. Everyone was afforded multiple opportunities to shine, and they each made the most of it when their number was called. Matt Menefee showed particular skill in using his sweet fiddle tones to fill in gaps in the sonic landscapes with long drawn out notes that alternately supported and soared. Not one for flash, Menefee wound his playing through the rest for most of the night, giving songs an arching, poignant tone. Sipe showed why he’s been the go to drummer for guitarists like Haynes and Widespread Panic‘s Jimmy Herring for decades, playing with an unconscious precision that allows everyone else on the stage to have the confidence to stretch when needed. With a band that has now been road tested behind him, the man everyone came to see, Warren Haynes, was in perfect position to stretch out his musical legs and take the crowd on a blues influence tour of the music of the mountains.Over his time in the Allman Brothers, fronting his own band Gov’t Mule and his stint with The Dead, Warren Haynes has established himself as one of the greatest slide blues players of any generation. His years playing the music of Duane Allman has highlighted the similarities in these two legends’ styles, but Haynes has had more time to explore and expand his musical horizons. As he mixed in tracks from his newest album like the exceptional “Blue Maiden’s Tale” and the lovelorn “Coal Tattoo,” the audience saw what amounted to a musical cross-section of roots music.Haynes also possesses a voice that so perfectly blends with his playing, it sometimes gets overlooked in the light of his stunning fret board mastery. Anything sang in his husky, emotional delivery instantly gains a gravity that can’t be ignored by listeners, and he uses that power to spectacular effect. Wielding both his weapons with equal ease, Haynes had the crowd in the palm of his hand from the very beginning, and he never let go.The room was primed and ready for a big number shortly into the show, and Haynes delivered by launching into the instantly recognizable intro to the Allman Brothers classic “Blue Sky.” Haynes was probably more expecting the crowd’s reaction for this beloved tune than he was for his arrival onstage, so he kept his focus on the task at hand with the practiced skill and obvious love for the song.The show wound up featuring a vast number of covers, including Bob Dylan’s “Tough Mama,” Little Feat’s “Skin It Back,” Elton John’s “Madman Across The Water,” Grateful Dead’s “Loser,” and the grand finale, a performance of Allman Brothers’ masterpiece, the instrumental “Jessica.” The exchanges between band members were something to behold, as Haynes and co worked through these classics and the Ashes & Dust originals in style. The city of Portland welcomed Warren Haynes to the Aladdin Theater‘s stage with a such a cheer that the well traveled guitar player paused from plugging in his axe and look up sheepishly. He smiled for a moment, seeming to let the joyful greeting sink in before finishing his preparations and launching into the first notes of an impressive evening. Haynes is touring in support his newest release, Ashes & Dust, which incorporates the Americana and bluegrass of his youth spent in North Carolina. The album and subsequent tour has not only given his longtime fans a new perspective on his talent; it’s brought fresh faces into the fold eager to check out Haynes’ excursion into this new musical territory.Check out our chat with Warren Haynes about the Ashes & Dust album HEREWhile Haynes brought in his friends from Railroad Earth to act as his backing band for the new album’s recording sessions, he needed to gather together a new band for a national tour. Seeing the value of players who had history with each other, he started with the entire cast of the band ChessBoxer, a solid core of string players who can help him express the sounds that he was searching to share. Haynes also recruited his old friend, the versatile and deadly accurate Jeff Sipe, to keep the beat. Texas based blues rocker Jonathan Tyler and his band opened the show with a solid 45 minute blast of old school blues rock in the finest road house tradition. Choosing such a raucous opening act worked to plan, giving the fans of the headliners more rocky based work was in the vein of much of the music they loved. Showing a fire and grit that made them seem a more than a little dangerous, the quartet seemed intent on making the most of their opening slot. Between crashing cymbals and thick, bluesy, reverb drenched chords the early arriving crowd was very receptive to the dirty, rocking grooves they were laying down. Judging by the line that quickly formed at the merchandise table after their set ended, odds are that we’ll be hearing lots more from him in the years to come.Check out the show’s setlist below, courtesy of setlist.fm, as well as a full gallery of images by Rex Thomson:Edit this setlist | More Warren Haynes setlists Load remaining images
St. Paul & The Broken Bones have an infectious soul energy, combining a big band swing with the emotional vocals from frontman Paul Janeway. With a new album on the way, the Bones hit the Newport Folk Festival to strut their stuff on one of the most renowned stages in music history. The band’s blaring horn section keep things tight as ever, but it’s Janeway who steals the show with his wild, unadulterated performance style.A recording of the band’s set was released through NPR Music today. Thanks to them, we can stream the show in full. Listen in below, and watch out for “All I Ever Wonder” and “Flow With It” from the new release!Setlist: St. Paul & The Broken Bones at Newport Folk Festival, Newport, RI – 7/22/16Set: Take The Ticket And Ride, Don’t Mean A Thing, Sugar Dyed, Waves, I’ve Been Working, Half The City, Broken Bones And Pocket Change, All I Ever Wonder, Flow With It (You Got Me Feeling Like), Sanctify, Like A Mighty River, Call Me, Try A Little Tenderness
Fresh off a post-Thanksgiving run in their hometown of Kalamazoo, MI, the beloved Greensky Bluegrass headed West to the colorful state of Colorado for the first of three nights at Denver’s Ogden Theatre. The anticipation was at an all-time high for Greensky, who sold out all three shows in advance. The band more than lived up to expectations, putting together two fun-filled sets of music for the local crowd.The shows mainly focused on the band’s originals, and even included a sit in from Silas Herman during “Working On A Building” and “Burn Them” to close out the first set. One of the biggest highlights of the night came during the second set, when the band broke into “Can’t Stop Now” and segued it into a soulful version of Tom Petty’s “Breakdown”, before returning to “Can’t Stop Now” to complete the jam sandwich. There was also a big cover of Dire Straits’ “Money For Nothing” at the end of show, right before the reprise of “Can’t Make Time” to open the encore. The song was originally played in the second set, but Paul Hoffman forgot the lyrics, so the band jokingly brought him a lyric sheet for the reprise version in the encore.Check out full audio from the show, courtesy of taper Rob O’Brien.Setlist: Greensky Bluegrass | Ogden Theatre | Denver, CO | 12/1/16Set 1:Don’t Lie (1)While WaitingJesus on the MainlineLose My WayJaywalking (2) 》More of MeWorking on a Building (3)Burn Them (3)Set 2:Grow BananasRobertaCan’t Stop Now 》Breakdown 》(4)Can’t Stop Now (5)Can’t Make TimeFreeborn Man (6) 》The FourTake Cover (7)King of Hill (8)WindshieldE:Can’t Make Time (9)Money for Nothing(1) “Mission Impossible Theme” tease(2) “Foxy Lady” tease(3) With Silas Herman(4) First time played(5) “Breakdown” quotes and teases(6) “Streets of Cairo” tease(7) “Bathtub Gin” tease(8) “Runaway Jim” tease(9) Lyric sheet brought out for Paul due to forgetting lyrics during song in set two[Setlist via Camp Greensky]
As part of their weekly Taper Tuesdays, Joe Russo’s Almost Dead has shared soundboard audio from their sold-out performance at the Boulder Theater from December 16, 2016. The quintet spent three nights in Colorado at three different venues, spreading the gospel of the Grateful Dead.Thanks to taper McRoberts, you can stream the full show below, which features the debut of Almost Dead’s cover of Joe Lukasik, the debut of “The Wheel Jam,” and so many more special moments only capable by this powerhouse band. Enjoy!Setlist: Joe Russo’s Almost Dead | Boulder Theater | 12/16/2016Set One (9:18pm – 10:28pm):01. intro/crowd02. Big Railroad Blues (TH) >03. Feel Like A Stranger (SM)04. Bird Song @ (TH) ->05. The Other One # (SM)06. Mississippi Half Step $ (TH) ->07. Three Question Marks Jam % ->08. Let It Grow^ (SM)Set Two (11:04pm – 12:44am):01. intro/crowd02. Alice D Millionaire & (SM) ->03. I Know You Rider (All)04. Tennessee Jed (TH) ->05. Becky Jam ->06. Tennessee Jed Reprise (TH) * ->07. The Wheel Jam + ->08. Let It Grow Jam ->09. The Wheel @@ (All) ->10. They Love Each Other ## (TH) ->11. Estimated Prophet $$ (SM) ->12. Touch Of Grey (TH)Encore:13. Dancing In The Streets %% (SM) ->14. Pork & Slaw ^^ ->15. Dancing In The Streets (SM) ->16. My Sharona Jam && ->17. Dancing In The Streets Reprise ** (SM)@ – With Cryptical Teases x 2 (TH)# – With a “Hippie Dream” (Neil Young) Jam$ – With a “Walk on the Wild Side” (Lou Reed) Tease (DD)% – First Time Played by Almost Dead, Joe Lukasik Cover; not the entire song. Used to be covered by the Benevento Russo Duo.^ – With an Other One Tease (Band), a Cryptical Tease (MB) & an Unknown Tease (MB)& – Not played by Almost Dead since Brooklyn Bowl, Brooklyn, NY 2015-01-23, a gap of 77 shows* – Not played by Almost Dead since Brooklyn Bowl, Brooklyn, NY 2015.10.3, a gap of 52 shows+ – First Time Played By Almost [email protected]@ – Unfinished, with a “”Moonlight Mile” (Rolling Stones) Jam – may become a track, depending on length## – With a “Shortnin’ Bread” (James Whitcomb Riley) Tease, a “Hamp’s Hump” (Lou Donaldson) Tease (JR), a West LA Fade Away Tease (MB) and a “Rudolph The Red Nose Reindeer” (Robert Lewis May) Tease (MB)$$ – 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 showsLike seeing Joe Russo’s Almost Dead on the beach? Don’t miss their upcoming Fool’s Paradise event on March 31st and April 1st in St. Augustine, FL. Joe Russo’s Almost Dead 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.
For the avid music fan, New Orleans Jazz Fest is a rite of passage, something that needs to be experienced at least once in a lifetime. In truth, though, once you make the trip, you probably will do everything in your power to never miss it again. The two weekend festival extravaganza that is the festival proper will certainly help fill your musical gas tank to some degree, but if you really plan on doing it right, you’ll wan to take in the multitude of late-night and mid-week events and performances. This is where those extra special moments, that you aren’t going to get anywhere else happen. And the 6th Annual Nolafunk Series During Jazz Fest has a bountiful supply of that funky fuel for you to choose from.WIN 2 TICKETS TO EVERY NOLAFUNK SERIES SHOW DURING JAZZ FEST (ENTER HERE)New Orleans IS music. New Orleans IS culture. And the marathon that is Jazz Fest is the perfect culmination of both. With a smorgasbord of shows to choose from, whether it is an intimate affair with moe. at Le Petit Theatre, or the ridiculous lineup of shows at Republic NOLA with North Mississippi Allstars & Anders Osborne w/ The Record Company, Twiddle w/ special guests, Dead Feat w/ Anders Osborne, Jackie Greene, John Kadlecik and more, the stellar lineup that is Voodoo Dead, or Big Freedia w/ The Soul Rebels and Tank & The Bangas, there is plenty of variety to truly fulfill that sophisticated musical palate. Here is a full list of shows from CEG Presents’ NOLAFUNK Series:Thursday – April 27thAn Intimate Evening with moe. @ Le Petit Theatre – 8pm Doors / 9pm ShowThe epic jam band moe. is making a very special appearance at this intimate 300-cap venue! This is a can’t miss moe.ment in Jazz Fest history! $90 For 3-Show Tickets – Price includes tickets to moe.’s April 28 & 29 performances at The Civic. Must purchase tickets for all three to get into Le Petit Theatre on April 27. (Ticket Link)Friday – April 28thNorth Mississippi Allstars & Anders Osborne present N.M.O. w/ The Record Company @ Republic NOLA – 9pm Doors / 10pm Show – $48.50Talk about a monster triple bill! Red-hot rock n’ blues act The Record Company is sharing the same bill with the North Mississippi Allstars and Anders Osborne, joining forces as N.M.O (North Mississippi Osborne), in a true one-of-a-kind musical experience. When North Mississippi and Osborne toured together as N.M.O. a couple of years back, some legendary sets were witnessed. Talk about a night to remember. (Ticket Link)Saturday – April 29thCowboy Mouth @ Le Petit Theatre – 9pm Doors / 10pm Show – $36New Orleans’s very own Cowboy Mouth will be cranking up their unique style of rock & roll gumbo in this intimate venue next to Jackson Square. Don’t miss this Louisiana Music Hall of Fame inductees perform a special hometown show! (Ticket Link)Dead Feat w/ Midnight North ft. Grahame Lesh @ Republic NOLA – 8pm Doors / 9pm Show – $49.50The renowned Jazz Fest late-night only band Dead Feat will be welcoming another all-star to its lineup: Furthur’s John Kadlecik will join up with Anders Osborne, Jackie Greene, Little Feat’s Paul Barrere & Fred Tackett, Brady Blade, and Carl Dufrene. Formed in 2011, Dead Feat performs Grateful Dead, Little Feat, Anders Osborne, and other classic tunes. Midnight North featuring Grahame Lesh will kick off the evening. Dead Feat is a band that many people look forward to all year long, as the only place they can be seen is during Jazz Fest. (Ticket Link)Twiddle w/ Special Guests @ Republic NOLA – 1:30am Show after Dead Feat – $25One of the hottest jambands on the scene Twiddle, who play improvised rock, jazz, bluegrass, reggae and funk jams have many surprises in store for their very first Jazz Fest late night. This 2am Saturday evening late-night is a must-see show for jamband fans. (Ticket Link)Sunday – April 30thDead Feat w/ Vince Herman & Friends ft. Leftover Salmon’s Herman, Alwyn Robinson and Erik Deutsch @ Republic NOLA – 8pm Doors / 9pm Show – $49.50Dead Feat will return on Sunday, and for this performance will be welcoming another all-star to its lineup: Furthur’s John Kadlecik will join up with Anders Osborne, Jackie Greene, Little Feat’s Paul Barrere & Fred Tackett, Brady Blade, and Carl Dufrene. On this night, Vince Herman & Friends feat. Leftover Salmon’s Herman, Alwyn Robinson and Erik Deutsch will kick off the night! (Ticket Link)Morgan James w/ special guest Andy Allo @ Le Petit Theatre – 8pm Doors/9pm Show – $25Songwriter, soul singer and Broadway chanteuse Morgan James has had quite a year selling out clubs and theaters across the U.S. and touring the globe with Postmodern Jukebox. Morgan can be seen fronting multiple Postmodern Jukebox YouTube video with tens of millions of views. Morgan will be joined by funk/soul singer Andy Allo. This could not be a more perfect Jazz Fest show to see at the intimate Le Petit Theatre on an early Sunday evening after the final day of weekend one at the Fairgrounds. (Ticket Link)Thursday – May 4thFoundation of Funk featuring George Porter Jr. & Zigaboo Modeliste with Jimmy Herring & Jojo Hermann w/ Too Many Zooz @ Republic NOLA – 8pm Doors / 9pm Show – SOLD OUT! It doesn’t take a brain surgeon to figure out why this one is sold out in advance.Friday – May 5thTab Benoit / Samantha Fish w/ special guests @ Republic NOLA – 8pm Doors / 9pm Show – $37.50Known for her mind-blowing guitar solos and killer blues rock, and hot off the release of her “Chills and Fever” album, the heartbreaker Samantha Fish will reunite with legendary rocker Tab Benoit and his swamp-rock ballads, gritty blues, and rootsy jams. (Ticket Link) Saturday – May 6thBig Freedia (Live Set) / The Soul Rebels / Tank & the Bangas @ Republic NOLA – 8pm Doors/9pm Show – $29.50 This is a triple bill with some of the hottest bands from New Orleans right now, who are all quite different from one another, yet complimentary. NPR’s 2017 Tiny Desk competition winner Tank & the Bangas will not only open the show but will also be backing Big Freedia – “the Queen of Bounce” — and on the same bill with The Soul Rebels. Hip-hop… rock… soul…jazz…who said you can’t have it all? (Ticket Link)Voodoo Dead featuring Steve Kimock, Jackie Greene, George Porter Jr. (of The Meters), Jeff Chimenti (of Dead & Co.), and JM Kimock @ Republic NOLA – 1:30am after Big Freedia – $49.50The tradition of Voodoo Dead began in 2015 with 3 sold out shows at Republic NOLA followed up by two more sellouts in 2016. The 2017 shows are shaping up to follow suit with legendary George Porter Jr. of the Meters on bass as part of the core band as opposed to being a special guest like in year’s past. He will be joined by Steve and JM Kimock, Jackie Greene, and Dead & Company’s Jeff Chimenti on keyboards. The Saturday late-night will start at 2am (technically early morning Sunday May 7). (Ticket Link) Sunday – May 7th40th Anniversary of Barton Hall, 5/8/77 A New Orleans Recreation of the Legendary Grateful Dead Show ft. Voodoo Dead w/Steve Kimock, Jackie Greene, George Porter Jr., Jeff Chimenti, and JM Kimock plus special guests Oteil Burbridge & Papa Mali @ Republic NOLA – 8pm Doors/9pm Show – $49.50The Sunday May 7 10pm Voodoo Dead show will kick off with Lebo & Friends featuring Dan Lebowitz & Steve Adams of ALO, Jay Lane of RatDog & more. Then, in celebration of the 40th Anniversary of the Grateful Dead’s legendary 5/8/77 Barton Hall performance, Voodoo Dead will perform a very special New Orleans Tribute to the legendary show with special guests Oteil Burbridge and Papa Mali! (Ticket Link) [cover photo courtesy of Jeremy Scott Photography]
Today, Electric Forest confirmed that it would be returning to Rothbury at the Double JJ Resort in Grand Township, Michigan, once again in 2018. For the eighth iteration of the beloved music festival hosted by String Cheese Incident, for the second time in a row, Electric Forest will once again be spread over two weekends, with 2018’s dates falling on June 21st through 24th and June 28th through July 1st. In addition to these dates, the festival also announced a new fan charity initiative—The Wish Machine—that it will be running ahead of next year’s event.Presenting Your 2017 Electric Forest Festy AwardsThe Wish Machine incentivizes fans’ participation in charity work, offering participants the opportunity to pledge to take action that gives back to their community in exchange for “wishes” that the festival can grant. Using a specific Wish Machine form on Electric Forest’s website, fans complete the following sentences: “If I [charity pledge]”, “then Electric Forest will [wish]”, and “I would like to see my wish come true in The Forest because [reason].” For example, “If I make sandwiches for the homeless every day until EF2018, then Electric Forest will allow me to be on stage with my favorite headliner!”Presenting Your 2017 Electric Forest Festy Awards: Weekend TwoWith no limits on what fans pledge or wish, the sky is the limit. However, the festival offered “donating time in a community garden, organizing a trash cleanup, giving a free art class, feeding unhoused people, raising funds for a local nonprofit, or teaching a child to read” as potential examples of what fans might pledge to do. As examples of wishes that Electric Forest could grant in exchange for successful completion of pledged charity work, the event suggested, “You can ask to meet an artist, get a free wristband for you or a friend, plan for unlimited snacks from your favorite vendor, or ask HQ to book your band.”After registering your wish and pledge with The Wish Machine, Electric Forest will select some of its favorites and grant the wishes of lucky fans. You can register your wishes for The Wish Machine on Electric Forest’s website here. You can also check out Electric Forest’s full announcement about The Wish Machine below.[Photo by ATS Photography]So many of us wish for change in the world today.When the Forest Family thinks globally, we find a place that needs kindness.Kindness, radical acceptance, and good deeds are why The Forest is special. These values create freedom to discover ourselves, celebrate our beautiful differences and our unique gifts.Goodness starts as a seed. Do you have an idea for a good deed or an inspiration for an act of human kindness?What can your hands do in your community?What is your vision of kindness, your gesture of keen hope? You can plant a seed by donating time in a community garden, organizing a trash cleanup, giving a free art class, feeding unhoused people, raising funds for a local nonprofit, or teaching a child to read. What you choose to do is up to you.HQ will choose some efforts to travel full circle.The reward from The Forest can be big or small. What is your daydream of Electric Forest 2018? You can ask to meet an artist, get a free wristband for you or a friend, plan for unlimited snacks from your favorite vendor, or ask HQ to book your band. Whatever you hope will happen is fair game.We come to Electric Forest to find heroes in each other. We leave Electric Forest to be heroes in the world.
American Beauty NYC’s Jerry Lounge will be open all day, every day, featuring free pizza, free streams of the Phish shows, live Grateful Dead DJs, interactive art, and more! Free from 3 PM until after parties.[Cover photo by Jeremy Scott] It’s the most wonderful time of the year! Phish’s unforgettable New Year’s Eve runs at Madison Square Garden are a force to be reckoned with, featuring over-the-top theatrics, palpable energy, and of course, explosive jams. Hoards of fans from all over the country make the pilgrimage to NYC each year to ring in the new year with one of the most fun bands out there. If you know, you know, and if you don’t, it’s about time to get yourself to a Phish New Year’s show.With so much going on surrounding the Garden during this special time, we’ve put together a rundown of some of the best pre- and post-parties around town. Presenting: your 2017 guide to Phish New Year’s pre- and post-parties!Thursday, December 28** Teddy Midnight & Uncle Stump @ American Beauty NYC – 4 PM – Free Show **** The Nth Power @ American Beauty NYC – 12 AM – Tickets **** Marcus King Band @ Gramercy Theatre – 12:30 AM – Tickets **** ChillFam Allstars: A Tribute to Michael Jackson @ Highline Ballroom – 12:30 AM – Tickets **ft. Eric Gould (Pink Talking Fish); Elise Testone; Natalie Cressman (Trey Anastasio Band); Richard James (Pink Talking Fish); Adrian Tramontano (Kung Fu); Michelangelo Carruba (Turkuaz); Danny Mayer (Eric Krasno Band); Rob Volo (Deep Banana Blackout); Matt Wayne (Bobby Deitch Band)** Matisyahu @ Irving Plaza – 12:30 AM – Tickets **Friday, December 29** Hayley Jane & The Primates @ The Cutting Room – 4 PM – Tickets **** PhanArt ft. Polyvamp @ American Beauty NYC – 4 PM – Free Show **** Particle @ American Beauty NYC – 12 AM – Tickets **** The Schooley Mountain Band @ Arlene’s Grocery – 12:30 AM – Tickets **** Dead Sessions @ The Cutting Room – 12:30 AM – Tickets ** Saturday, December 30** Jazz Is PHSH @ The Cutting Room – 4 PM – Tickets **ft. Natalie Cressman (Trey Anastasio Band); Chris Bullock (Snarky Puppy); Felix Pastorius (The Mu’tet); Jamar Woods (The Fritz); Adam Chase (James Brown Dance Party); Matthew Chase (The Chase Brothers)** Half Step Grateful Dead Tribute @ American Beauty NYC – 4 PM – Free Show **** The Music of Sly & The Family Stone @ The Cutting Room – 12:30 AM – Tickets **ft. Adam Chase (James Brown Dance Party); Matthew Chase (Jazz Is Phsh); Natalie Cressman (Trey Anastasio Band); Jeff Cressman (Santana, Sheila E., Stevie Wonder); Sandy Cressman (Homenagem Brasileira, Orquesta Candela); Chris Bullock (Snarky Puppy); Maurice “Mobetta” Brown (Tedeschi Trucks Band, The Roots); Felix Pastorius (The Mu’tet); Jamar Woods (The Fritz)** The Werks @ American Beauty NYC – 12 AM – Tickets **** Everyone Orchestra & Everyone’s Dead @ Gramercy Theatre – 12:30 AM – Tickets **ft. Steve Kimock (RatDog); Tom Hamilton (JRAD); Chuck Garvey (Moe.); Vinnie Amico (Moe.); Holly Bowling; Jeff Mosier (Aquarium Rescue Unit); Mike Maher (Snarky Puppy); Tony Markellis (Trey Anastasio Band)** Pink Talking Fish: Tied to the Whipping Post @ Irving Plaza – 12:30 AM – Tickets **Sunday, December 31** Holly Bowling @ The Cutting Room – 4 PM – Tickets **** Electric Love Machine @ American Beauty NYC – 4 PM – Free Show **** The James Brown Dance Party @ Gramercy Theatre – 1:30 AM – Tickets **ft. Fred Thomas (James Brown); Mousey Thompson (James Brown); Amy Christian (James Brown); Jay Rodriguez (Prince); Maurice “Mobetta” Brown (Tedeschi Trucks Band); Mark Williams (Kool & The Gang); Marcus Machado (Jamie Lidell); Chris Rob (Talib Kweli); Adam Chase (The Chase Brothers); Matthew Chase (Jazz Is Phsh); Jamar Woods (The Fritz) with special guests Daru Jones (Jack White) & Tony Markellis (Trey Anastasio Band)** Kung Fu @ American Beauty NYC – 1:30 AM – Tickets **** The New Mastersounds @ Irving Plaza – 2 AM – Tickets **
Dave Matthews Band is currently riding a wave of media buzz surrounding their latest studio album, Come Tomorrow, which debuted at #1 on the Billboard 200 chart following its June 8th release. Dave Matthews has been busy getting the word out in the weeks since the album’s release, making numerous high-profile media appearances. The latest piece of new Dave Matthews content comes in the form of a performance on NPR‘s long-running Tiny Desk Concert series.As NPR notes,When you go to a Dave Matthews Band concert, you expect a super-sized performance, complete with expansive solos and a nice, long set list. So when Matthews shed his backing players to swing by the Tiny Desk for a solo gig, he couldn’t just knock out three songs and bail. Instead, he played a set so long — so defiantly un-Tiny — that his between-song banter could have filled a Tiny Desk concert on its own.After a bit of judicious trimming, we’re still left with this warm, winning, utterly game, happily overstuffed performance, which balances songs from Dave Matthews Band’s new album … with older material. … And, we had to leave in some of Matthews’ banter, which includes a priceless bit in which he enthusiastically illustrates some of the many differences between playing on stage with a band and sitting at an office desk with an acoustic guitar.First up in the video is “Samurai Cop (Oh Joy Begin)”, the lead single from Come Tomorrow. Another new tune, “Here On Out”, follows. After speaking about the new song’s Cuban genesis, Matthews performs an old favorite, “Don’t Drink The Water”. Away From The World single “Mercy” comes next after some more animated banter before “So Damn Lucky” closes the set. You can watch the Dave Matthews Tiny Desk Concert below:Dave Matthews Tiny Desk Concert [Full Video]Setlist: Dave Matthews | NPR Tiny Desk Concert | Released 6/27/18Set: Samurai Cop (Oh Joy Begin), Here on Out, Don’t Drink The Water, Mercy, So Damn LuckyEarlier this week, Dave Matthews Band announced that they will launch a limited-run dedicated Dave Matthews Band Radio channel on SiriusXM (Ch. 3) beginning Monday, July 2nd. Dave Matthews Band Radio will feature a full month of non-stop DMB music, a weekly Friday night series featuring full live shows from the band’s ongoing summer tour, exclusive interviews, and much more. You can tune in to SiriusXM’s JamON (Ch. 29) now to hear channel host Ari Fink‘s Dave Matthews Band Radio preview special featuring new interviews with each member of the band and more.
[Video: JamesBrown DanceParty]Up next, fans are already beyond excited for “Let Us In The Dumpsta” featuring members of Lettuce and Dumpstaphunk. Already, Lettuce and Dumpsta are two of the most celebrated funk acts in the scene today, with members from both acts frequently collaborating during musical marathons like Jam Cruise and New Orleans’ Jazz Fest. For the supergroup’s two-night run, Dumpstaphunk’s keyboardist and vocalist Ivan Neville, bassist Nick Daniels III, and drummer Alvin Ford Jr. (also of Pretty Lights Live) will be joined by Lettuce’s drummer Adam Deitch (Sunday only) and guitarist Adam Smirnoff for a celebration of New Orleans-style funk.Members of Dumpstaphunk & Lettuce As The Bear Creek All-Stars – Bear Creek 2013 [Video: Funkatopia]Tickets for James Brown Dance Party on Thursday, August 30th, are available here. Tickets for Let Us In The Dumpsta on Saturday, September 1st, are available here, and on Sunday, September 2nd, are available here. For more information on DJ Williams’ on August 30th or Cycles on August 31st, head here. Party buses will be running from Cervantes’ on Saturday and Sunday, with riders receiving free beer and water on lot and food before the show as well as a discounted $15 ticket to the afterparties if you buy before the day of the shows, with more information available here. Plus, scroll to the bottom of the article for chances to win tickets to Let Us In the Dumpsta and James Brown Dance Party! Over Labor Day Weekend, Phish will return to Colorado for their annual end-of-summer run at Dick’s Sporting Goods Park. With the devastating cancelation of Curveball this past weekend, fans are beyond excited for the shows, which are sure to be some of the Vermont foursome’s finest of the summer. As always, a number of special afterparties, bus services, and pre-shows have begun to spring up—many of which revolve around Denver’s fan-favorite dual-room independent music venue, Cervantes’ Masterpiece Ballroom & Other Side.Recently, Cervantes’ has continued to expand its calendar of shows around Phish Dick’s. On Thursday, August 30th, James Brown Dance Party will host a funk-fueled celebration to kick off the weekend in style in the Ballroom side of Cervantes’ (tickets available here), while DJ Williams’ Shots Fired holds it down on the Other Side. After Cycles makes their headlining debut at Cervantes’ Masterpiece Ballroom on Friday night, Cervantes’ has also announced that the venue will host a special supergroup featuring members of Lettuce and Dumpstaphunk, appropriately (and hilariously) dubbed “Let Us In The Dumpsta“, on Saturday, September 1st (tickets available here) and Sunday, September 2nd (tickets available here).For the Thursday night pre-show with James Brown Dance Party, an all-star cast will pay tribute to the Godfather of Soul, including Isaiah Sharkey (D’Angelo, John Mayer), Claude Coleman Jr. (Ween), Adam Chase (Jazz Is Phsh), Adam Dotson (Rubblebucket), Chuck Jones (Dopapod), Megan Letts (Mama Magnolia), Farnell Newton (Bootsy Collins, Jill Scott), Daniel Casares (The New Mastersounds), and Jamar Woods (The Fritz). Last year, the James Brown Dance Party absolutely tore up Cervantes’, making for one of the most explosive shows of the year. You can check out a highlight reel from the group’s performance in 2017 below.James Brown Dance Party at Cervantes’ Masterpiece Ballroom Highlight Reel