Returning for their 15th straight year, the fine folks of Northwest String Summit have announced a kick-ass lineup for their 2016 festivities. Taking place in Horning’s Hideout in North Plains, OR from July 14-17, the festival previously announced three nights of Yonder Mountain String Band, as well as Greensky Bluegrass (x2), Railroad Earth, Leftover Salmon (x2), The Infamous Stringdusters (x2), in addition to Cabinet (x2), Fruition (x2), Keller Williams with More Than A Little, Keller Williams’ Grateful Gospel, and so many more!Today’s announcement rounds out the top-notch bill with Portland-based March Fourth! Marching Band, an ironic addition with today’s date, who will be providing an “over-the-top experience and spectacle of more than 20 highly talented musicians, stilt walkers, hoopers, and Vaudeville-style dancers that will no doubt ‘pop up’ all weekend long,” according to the Festival’s Facebook post.In addition, lots of NWSS newcomers and local favorites will be joining the weekend, with performances from Della Mae, Larry & Jenny Keel, Scott Law, Sideboob, World’s Finest, and Lil’ Smokies. Yak Attack & Friends, Annalisa Tornfelt & The Tornfelt Sisters, Jon Stickley Trio, Ragged Union, King Cardinal, The Absynth Quartet, One Grass Two Grass, and many more round out an exciting 2016 lineup for Northwest String Summit. For more information, head to the official website. Full lineup card can be viewed below:
Fans of the hit Netflix show Orange Is The New Black have had quite the weekend, as the fourth season was released last Friday, June 17th. The show continues to be one of the most engaging dramas on television, and their connection with popular culture and music only strengthens their writing. Phish fans who watch the show certainly have noticed the occasional nods to the Vermont jammers throughout the series.Last year, it was new character Soso that mentioned Trey Anastasio as part of her hippie background. This year, it was the character Taystee who mentioned Phish in Episode 9, saying that with some newfound money she would “follow D’Angelo around like them white people be following that band Phish, but they spell the word Phish wrong.” Amazing.Check out the short clip from the new season, below.The show also featured the band Swift Technique in their final episode; you can read more about that here.
Lotus made their way to The Mann Center last night, marking the band’s first east coast appearance this Fall. After a successful night at Red Rocks Amphitheatre, fans of Philadelphia were pleased to welcome Lotus and Tycho for a night on the Skyline Stage.The beloved jamtronica group recently released their 2016 album, Eat The Light, earlier this summer. The typically instrumental band’s new material features vocals on every track, undoubtedly pushing their sonic offerings into uncharted territory for fans everywhere.Lotus Releases Jaw-Dropping New Album ‘Eat The Light’ [Full Stream/Review]Last night’s two set performance featured a career-spanning setlist, pleasing all fans of Lotus old and new. The band closed with an incredible version of Tame Impala‘s “Elephant”, which you can listen to below, thanks to taper Matt Moricle.To support the new release, the band recently announced three different two-night runs throughout the fall, with dates surrounding Halloween and Thanksgiving. The band will perform on 10/28-29 at the Town Ballroom in Buffalo, NY, and spend the following weekend in Chicago’s Vic Theatre from 11/4-5. Lotus will also hit NYC’s PlayStation Theater on 11/25-26, bringing some grooves to New York over the Thanksgiving weekend. Head to the Lotus’s website for more information.Lotus @ The Mann Center – Skyline Stage in Philadelphia, PA 9/24/16:Set 1:01 Spiritualize >02 Expired Slang03 When Our Nerves No Longer Twitch04 Blender05 Move Too Fast 06 Plant Your Root >07 Spiritualize08 Gilded AgeSet 2:09 Blacklight Sunflare10 Eats The Light 11 White Light Fadeaway 12 Flower Sermon > 13 Umbilical Moonrise14 Sid >15 12816 Elephant  Johnny Fissinger on vocals on vocals Umbilical Moonset tease Tame Impala
Setlist: Phil Lesh & Friends at Terrapin Crossroads, San Rafael, CA – 10/17/16 (a la Grateful Dead at MSG – 10/13/94)Set 1: Touch of Grey, Wang Dang Doodle, Loser, Mama Tried > Mexicali Blues, Dupree’s Diamond Blues, When I Paint My Masterpiece, Loose Lucy, Let It GrowSet 2: Foolish Heart > Playing In The Band > Uncle John’s Band > Drums > Space > The Other One > Wharf Rat > Johnny B. GoodeE: Donor Rap, It’s All Over Now, Baby Blue Last year, Grateful Dead bassist Phil Lesh began paying tribute to his former band with year-by-year recreations capturing the Dead at different points in their career. Over the course of two years, Lesh has held a concert in honor of every year of the Dead’s 30-year career, starting with 1965 and working his way forward.It seems we’re heading towards the end, as Lesh recreated a famed Grateful Dead concert from their penultimate year – 1994. The show of choice was the Dead at Madison Square Garden on October 13, 1994, performed by Phil Lesh at his own venue, Terrapin Crossroads. Lesh performed with the elite regulars of the San Rafael, CA haunt, including Stu Allen, Grahame Lesh, Scott Guberman, Ezra Lipp and Alex Koford.After an opening discussion with Lesh and photographer Jay Blakesberg, the show commenced with a “Touch Of Grey” opener. You can scope a handful of clips from the performance below, as well as the full setlist as provided by Deadheadland.
Soul outfit Vinegar Mother continues to impress with their potent display of musicality, dominating their live performances with an undeniably raw and powerful energy. As the band has been making a name for themselves, they’ll be cementing this reputation with their debut EP, The Sunny Seat, due out on November 18th.The band’s natural chemistry is fully apparent in their music, mixing elements of soul, jazz, R&B and more to create something wholly unique. With the new album coming out next week, we’re honored to help build the anticipation with a brand new single. Titled “Slow,” the song starts off calmly before erupting behind Julia Zivic’s powerhouse lead vocals.Says Zivic, “‘Slow’ is a closer look into the lustful side of me; the more animalistic side that has a hunger to feel good with zero strings attached. As a hyper-emotional lady, this side of me was always so confusing. I wouldn’t understand why I would want to be closer to some of my romances. ‘Slow’ is a journey through my phases of lust, and how they make me feel so unlike myself. As the song goes, “then the thoughts come back around / memories of my delusion / I can’t think of my own name / I’m stuck in hallucination.” There’s a darker persona that lurks inside of me, and it’s definitely brought out by this awesomely dark sounding song.” Listen to “Slow” in the player below!The new album The Sunny Seat is due out on November 18th, and pre-orders will be launched via iTunes and Google Play on November 8th. Anyone who pre-orders the album will get instant access to download the song “Cat Call,” and the full release will be here before you know it! To celebrate, the band is hitting Radio Bean in Burlington, VT for their album release party, so don’t miss out.You can scope the band’s full tour schedule below, and head to their website for more information.Vinegar Mother Tour Dates11/8: Gold Sounds – Brooklyn, NY11/18: Radio Bean – Burlington, VT *Release Show*11/30: Pianos – New York, NY1/8: Pianos – New York, NY w/ The Solars1/28: Bitter End – New York, NY w/ Weird Winter[Photo via Jenni Walkowiak]
This summer is surely shaping up nicely, as the High Sierra Music Festival reveals their newest lineup additions. In addition to previously announced Trey Anastasio Band, Ween, Galactic, and Mike Gordon, the California dreamland festival has added STS9, Andrew Bird, Snarky Puppy, The Greyboy Allstars, and the Hardworking Americans to their already huge lineup. Also performing will be Deer Tick, The Travelin’ McCourys, Keller Williams, White Denim, Cory Henry & The Funk Apostles, Earth, Wind & Power: The Nth Power w/ TAB Horns & more perform the music of Earth, Wind & Fire, Dopapod, and more.The four night excursion will take place from June 29- July 2 in Quincy, CA, capitalizing on the beautiful Northern California climate for an early summer throwdown.Check out the full lineup below:
Throughout 2016, Brian Wilson hit the road to celebrate the 50th anniversary of The Beach Boys‘ 1966 studio masterpiece Pet Sounds, making his way through Australia, Japan, and the U.K. before embarking on a lengthy (99-date) tour of the States which ran through much of the summer and fall.Today, Wilson has announced yet another crop of dates recently added to the 50th anniversary Pet Sounds world tour for 2017–42 of them, to be exact, 22 overseas and 20 in the U.S. Says Wilson in a message to fans on his website about the new dates, “We’re performing more shows than ever before and the fans keep asking for more! It’s been a real trip so far and I’m happy that we’ll have the chance to reach so many people that weren’t able to catch our shows last year.”The tour pushes on tonight with a previously-scheduled performance performance at BJCC Concert Hall in Birmingham, AL. For more information on the ongoing “Pet Sounds: The Final Performances Tour,” head to Wilson’s website. You can see a full list of the newly-added shows below:Brian Wilson Presents Pet Sounds: The Final Performances 2017 Tour Extension:May 9 — BJCC Concert Hall, Birmingham, ALMay 12 — Revention Music Center, Houston, TXMay 13 — ACL Live at The Moody Theater, Austin, TXMay 14 — ACL Live at The Moody Theater, Austin, TXMay 16 — Brady Theatre, Tulsa, OKMay 18 — NM Kiva Auditorium, AlbuquerqueMay 19 — Centennial Hall @ University of Arizona, Tucson, AZMay 20 — Harrah’s Laughlin – Rio Vista, Laughlin, NVMay 22 — Celebrity Theatre, Phoenix, AZMay 24 — San Diego Civic Theatre, San Diego, CAMay 26 — Pantages Theatre, Los Angeles, CAMay 27 — Pantages Theatre, Los Angeles, CAMay 28 — Santa Barbara Bowl, Santa Barbara, CAJune 15 — Blaisdell Center, Honolulu, HIJune 29 — Odeon, Odense, DKJune 30 — Tivoli Gardens, Copenhagen, DKJuly 3 — Carre, Amsterdam, NLJuly 4 — Kursaal Oostend, Oostende, BEJuly 5 — Grote Zaal, Utrecht, NLJuly 8 — BBK Live, Bilbao, SPJuly 9 — Montreux Jazz Fest w/ Bryan Ferry, Montreux, CHJuly 13 — Pori Jazz Festival, Pori, FinlandJuly 15 — Umbria Jazz Festival, Perugia, ITJuly 17 — Nuits de Fourviere, Lyon, FRJuly 19 — Jahrhunterthalle, Frankfurt, DEJuly 20 — Konzerthaus, Vienna, ATJuly 23 — Galway Arts Festival, Galway, IREJuly 25 — Bord Gais Energy, Dublin, IREJuly 28 — Liverpool Exhibition Centre, Liverpool, UKJuly 29 — Kendal Calling, Lowther Deer Park, UKJuly 30 — Camp Bestival, Lulworth Castle, UKAug. 1 — Hammersmith Apollo, London, EnglandAug. 2 — Sheffield City Hall, Sheffield, EnglandAug. 3 — Kelingrove Bandstand, Glasgow, UKAug. 5 — Glastonbury Extravana, Glastonbury, EnglandAug. 6 — Times Square Newcastle, Newcastle, EnglandSept. 15 — Molson Canadian Centre, Moncton, NBSept. 16 — Scotiabank Centre, Halifax, NSSept. 18 — Centre in The Square, Kitchener, ONSept. 19 — Kodak Hall @ Eastman Theatre, Rochester, NYSept. 21 — Foxwoods Casino, Mashantucket, CTSept. 22 — Orpheum Theatre, Boston, MASept. 23 — Radio City Music Hall, New York, NYSept. 25 — American Music Theatre, Lancaster, PASept. 26 — Count Basie Theatre, Red Bank, NJSept. 29 — Zeiterion Theatre, New Bedford, MASept. 30 — Golden Nugget, Atlantic City, NJOct. 1 — Crouse Hinds Theatre, Syracuse, NYOct. 3 — Morris Performing Arts Center, South Bend, INOct. 4 — Stranahan Theatre, Toledo, OHOct. 6 — Rosemont Theatre, Rosemont, ILOct. 7 — Belterra Casino, Florence, INOct. 8 — Civic Center Theater, Peoria, ILOct. 12 — The Big Fresno Fair, Fresno, CAOct. 13 — The Mountain Winery, Saratoga, CAOct. 14 — Pacific Amphitheatre, Costa Mesa, CA[Cover photo via Chris Stuba/www.BrianWilson.com]
Dubbed the “Unprecedented Friday Edition,” today, Joe Russo’s Almost Dead released the 45th edition of their Taper Tuesdays series, which the group uses to release free soundboards of their past shows. For this Taper Tuesday, the Grateful Dead-inspired ensemble released the audio from their 97th show at the Music Farm in Charleston, South Carolina. Back in January, Joe Russo’s Almost Dead was on a tear coming out of New Year’s, with a string of four shows in the middle of the month. Following their performance at Ryman Auditorium in Nashville, Tennessee, on January 12th, for the second night of the run, Almost Dead was South Carolina bound, with their one-off show in Charleston, ahead of two performances during Florida’s Sunshine Music Festival the next two nights.Joe Russo’s Almost Dead Celebrates 100th Show At The Brooklyn Bowl, Debuts First Ever OriginalFor their Music Farm performance, Joe Russo’s Almost Dead came out the gates swinging with a fiery non-stop first set. This first set saw the group expand upon their “Dancing In The Streets” jam, which was previously played for the first time at Winooski, Vermont’s Higher Ground though hadn’t been given the proper treatment until the group’s Charleston show. To end the set, coming out of “Uncle John’s Band,” Almost Dead used “The Wheel” as a major jam vehicle. The ensemble debuted their cover of Radiohead’s “National Anthem” coming out of their first “Wheel” jam ahead of the song itself, then debuted “Terrapin Flyer” as a standalone song ahead of the “The Wheel Reprise” that closed out this first set.While the first set cycled through a number of upbeat, energized songs in frequently rapid succession, set two allowed the group to savor individual songs, with many of the songs hitting over the ten-minute mark and the final “Greatest Story Ever Told” that closed out the set ringing in at nearly fifteen minutes. In particular, the group’s “Row Jimmy” and “Greatest Story Ever Told” made for a soulful and spirited close to the set. To close out their show, the group returned with Bob Dylan’s “Tonight I’ll Be Staying Here With You,” a song that had been out of rotation since October of 2015, which then made its way into “Not Fade Away” featuring an “Iko Iko” jam to close things out for good.You can listen to the audio from Joe Russo’s Almost Dead’s performance at the Music Farm on January 13th, 2017, below, courtesy of McRoberts. You can also enjoy this pro-shot video of the group’s performance of “Eyes of the World” from their show at The Fox Theater in Oakland, California, on November 12th, 2016, which was released yesterday as the 98th edition of Rad Tracks Thursday. [Photo: Emily Butler]Setlist via Peter Costello: Joe Russo’s Almost Dead | Music Farm | Charleston, SC | 1/13/2017Set 1 (9:20PM – 10:32PM): Golden Road (To Unlimited Devotion) (TH) -> Viola Lee Blues @ (All) -> Shakedown Street (TH) -> Dancing In The Streets Jam # -> Mr. Charlie $ (SM) -> Jam -> Candyman (TH) -> Uncle John’s Band % (All) -> The Wheel Jam -> National Anthem Jam ^ -> The Wheel (All) -> Terrapin Flyer & -> The Wheel Reprise (All)Set 2 (11:01PM – 12:31AM): Loser (TH) -> Estimated Prophet (SM) -> Other One Jam * -> Mississippi Half-Step Uptown Toodeloo (TH) -> Lost Sailor (SM) -> Saint Of Circumstance (SM), Row Jimmy (TH) -> Greatest Story Ever Told (SM)Encore: Tonight I’ll Be Staying Here With You @@ (TH) > Not Fade Away ## (All) -> Iko Iko Jam $$ -> Not Fade Away Reprise %% (All)@ – With an “I Will Follow” (U2) tease (TH)# – First/Second time played. Also happened in the Higher Ground, Winooski, VT 2016-02-14, but was much shorter, so not a stand alone track$ – Proceeded by a Shakedown Street Tease (Band)% – With a Terrapin Flyer Jam (MB)^ – Radiohead Cover, First Time Played by Almost Dead, very short& – First Time Played by Almost Dead as a stand alone version* – Played in a different Key@@ – Not played since Suwannee Hulaween, Live Oak, FL 2015-10-2, a gap of 46 shows## – With a Tennessee Jed Tease$$ – First Time Played by Almost Dead, with an Unknown Tease – maybe James Booker? (MB)%% – With an Unknown Tease – maybe an 80s song? (TH)Joe Russo – Drums, VocalsTom Hamilton – Guitar, VocalsScott Metzger – Guitar, VocalsMarco Benevento – Keyboards, VocalsDave Dreiwitz – Bass, Vocals
Last night, Tedeschi Trucks Band returned to the storied Beacon Theatre for the second of seven shows in their annual fall residency at the storied Manhattan venue. The 6-night run marks the seventh consecutive year of the band’s annual Beacon residency, and October 11th’s TTB & Friends show will celebrate the band’s 25th performance in the beautiful Upper West Side theater. The run’s first night marked the return of Kofi Burbridge after his hiatus following a heart attack earlier this year, and featured a variety of other notable guests, including supporting act The Greyhounds and sit-ins from both John Medeski and Burbridge’s summer stand-in Carey Frank. But night two–the first of three “Evening With”-style performances scheduled during the residency–was all about the Tedeschi Trucks Band as a unit. The full “starting lineup” was finally together once again and doing what they do best, on one of their favorite stages. This was the Tedeschi Trucks Band, back in action, bound for glory, and ready to rock.Tedeschi Trucks Band Welcomes Back Kofi Burbridge, Invites John Medeski In NYC [Full Show Audio]The band worked their way through two beautifully crafted full sets, expertly balancing material from their critically acclaimed 2016 album Let Me Get By (“Just As Strange,” “Anyhow,” “Don’t Know What It Means” and “I Want More”), staple live covers (like Paul McCartney‘s “Let Me Roll It,” Derek and the Dominos‘ “Keep On Growing,” Elmore James‘ “The Sky Is Crying,” John Prine‘s “Angel From Montgomery,” Grateful Dead‘s “Sugaree,” etc.), live debuts (the Allman Brothers Band‘s “Please Call Home” and Toots & The Maytals‘ “Sailing On”) and more.A two-song encore featuring an powerfully emotional Susan/Kofi duet on Leon Russell‘s “A Song For You” and an extended, high-voltage “Bound For Glory” finally sent the sellout crowd back out onto Broadway buzzing. Tedeschi Trucks Band is whole again, and in keeping with tradition, they’re in the process of turning the Beacon Theatre into an October clinic on masterful musicianship. Tedeschi Trucks Band’s 2017 Beacon Theatre residency rolls on this week with a Tuesday performance with special guests The Wood Brothers. The Wood Brothers toured with the band all summer as part of the 2017 edition of TTB’s “Wheels of Soul” tour, and members of the bands collaborated on several occasions throughout the run. If this summer (or the quality of the first two Beacon shows) is any indicator, Tuesday’s performance is shaping up to be a can’t-miss affair.You can check out fan-shot footage from night two of Tedeschi Trucks Band’s 2017 Beacon Theatre residency below, via YouTube user Sean Roche:“Let Me Roll It”“Please Call Home”“Angel From Montgomery” > “Sugaree”“Leaving Trunk” > “Volunteer Slavery”“How Blue Can You Get”“Bound For Glory”For more information on TTB’s upcoming shows, head to the band’s website.SETLIST: Tedeschi Trucks Band | The Beacon Theatre | New York, NY | 10/7/17SET ONE: Let Me Roll It, Keep On Growing, Just as Strange, Sailing On, The Sky Is Crying, Midnight in Harlem, Leaving Trunk, Volunteered SlaverySET TWO: Anyhow, Get What You Deserve, Don’t Drift Away, Rollin’ and Tumblin’, Please Call Home, Don’t Know What It Means, How Blue Can You Get?, Angel From Montgomery, Sugaree, I Want MoreENCORE: A Song for You, Bound for GloryTedeschi Trucks Band Remaining Beacon Theatre Dates:Oct 10 – Beacon Theatre (with The Wood Brothers)Oct 11 – Beacon Theatre (TTB & Friends – 25th Beacon Show Celebration ft. North Mississippi Allstars)Oct 13 – Beacon Theatre (An Evening With TTB)Oct 14 – Beacon Theatre (An Evening With TTB)[Cover photo via Instagram user @dataharvest]
Earlier this year, The Recording Academy held the Salute to Music Legends concert at the Beacon Theatre in New York City to honor its Special Merit Awards recipients. The recipients included Nina Simone, Sly Stone, Dionne Warwick, Charley Pride, Jimmy Rodgers, and more artists who were recognized for their “contributions of artistic significance to the field of recording.” The Velvet Underground were also honored at the event, and performed a pair of songs from their 1967 debut album The Velvet Underground and Nico. Original member and multi-instrumentalist John Cale reunited with drummer Moe Trucker (who joined the band in 1965) to perform “I’m Waiting for the Man” and “Sunday Morning” alongside Cale’s band for the special concert, which will air as a two-hour special on PBS’ Great Performances this Friday at 9pm local times and will be available to stream on the Great Performances website.Today, you can watch The Velvet Underground members perform “I’m Waiting for the Man” below:John Cale has been celebrating the anniversary of The Velvet Underground’s debut album with special performances with his own band, performing Velvet Underground and Nico around the world. His final show is coming up next month at Brooklyn’s BAM on November 16 & 17.