Courtney Barnett Rocks Grateful Dead Cover On ‘The Tonight Show’ [Watch]

first_imgRising rock star Courtney Barnett recently impressed us as the musical guest on Saturday Night Live’s finale, rocking out on a couple original tunes from her recently-released Sometimes I Sit and Think, and Sometimes I Just Sit album. However, jam scene fans who listened to the massive Day Of The Dead compilation tribute album to the Grateful Dead surely heard Barnett’s potent rendition of the Workingman’s Dead classic, “New Speedway Boogie.”The Top 15 Tracks From Massive Grateful Dead Tribute Album, ‘Day Of The Dead’Barnett took to the stage of The Tonight Show With Jimmy Fallon last night, where she brought the Grateful Dead cover into the live setting. Barnett absolutely rocks the tune, keeping the traditional blues feel but adapting it to her disenfranchised rock style. Watch Barnett’s “New Speedway Boogie,” below.last_img read more

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Phish Shares Pro-Shot Footage Of 18-Minute ‘Moma Dance’ Masterpiece At SPAC

first_imgPhish just finished their three night run at Saratoga Performing Arts Center, and the weekend featured a few standout jams. With a wild 22-minute “Chalkdust Torture” on Friday night, Phish followed Sunday night with one of the best-ever versions of “Moma Dance,” clocking in at 18 minutes and already a clear choice for one of the most impressive jams of the summer.Recap/Full Show Video: Phish Plays 18-Minute ‘Moma Dance,’ Busts Out ‘Show Of Life’ In SPAC FinalePhish just released a pro-shot video of Sunday night’s incredible “Moma Dance”, which you can watch below! Enjoy.last_img

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Travelin’ McCourys And Jeff Austin Band To Take Grateful Dead Tribute On The Road

first_imgThe Travelin’ McCourys are teaming up with the Jeff Austin Band for a very special tour! Following the success of the inaugural Grateful Ball in St. Louis, the two bands are turning the concept into a full tour. Each band will play a full set of their original music, then they’ll join the stage together and play the songs of the Grateful Dead.Check out the full tour below:last_img

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The String Cheese Incident Shares Playlist Of Top-Choice Live Cuts From Summer 2016

first_imgBeloved jam group The String Cheese Incident just wrapped up a major summer tour, as the band toured across the country and hit acclaimed venues and festivals along the way. While the band heads into the studio to resume working on their new SCI Sound Lab, they didn’t want to leave fans high and dry until their next live performance at Hulaween Festival.Thus, the band has released Summer 2016 Selections playlist, spotlighting nine live cuts from the summer tour. This includes “Ain’t Wastin Time No More” from the band’s Allman Brothers Family Incident at Peach Festival, “Impressions” and “45th of November” from Red Rocks Amphitheatre and even a version of Pink Floyd’s “Fearless” from the band’s show in Cooperstown, NY. Archivist Larry Fox really outdid himself with this great release.What are you waiting for?! Stream the full playlist below:Summer 2016 Selections Compilation1. “Xai Xai” – 7/3/16 – Atlanta, GA2. “Falling Through The Cracks” – 8/13/16 – Brooklyn, NY3. “Get Tight” – 7/20/16 – Missoula, MT4. “Impressions” – 7/16/16 – Morrison, CO5. “45th Of November” – 7/16/16 – Morrison, CO6. “Ain’t Wastin Time No More” – 8/12/16 – Scranton, PA7. “Believe” – 8/12/16 – Scranton, PA8. “Hi Ho No Show” – 8/13/16 – Brooklyn, NY9. “Fearless” – 7/8/16 – Cooperstown, NYlast_img read more

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Gary Clark Jr. Hosts Intimate Acoustic Concert At The Historic Ace Hotel [Gallery]

first_imgLoad remaining images Beloved guitarist Gary Clark Jr. may be known for his electric wailing, but last night it was an all acoustic display at the famed Ace Hotel in Los Angeles, CA. Through just his singing and acoustic guitar playing, Clark regaled the L.A. crowd with songs from his deep catalog, as well as a few standards from the blues genre. His authenticity reigned supreme in every note; there’s no denying that Gary Clark Jr. is as soulful as they come.Fortunately, our own Brandon Weil was on the scene to capture the performance. Check out the setlist and a full gallery of images, below.last_img

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The Floozies & Cherub Join Forces For A Night Of Electrofunk Mayhem In Chicago [Gallery]

first_imgLoad remaining images Two of the hottest names in electro-fueled funk are The Floozies and Cherub, with each band churning out disco grooves for fans everywhere. The bands recently announced a tour together – dubbed the “Your Girlfriend Already Bought Tickets Tour” – and have been getting booties shaking across the country in style.The two bands teamed up at The Riviera Theatre on Friday night, February 10th, performing at the famed Chicago, IL venue to a packed house. It was a non stop dance party! Be sure to not miss The Floozies at the upcoming Fool’s Paradise, along with bands like Lettuce, Joe Russo’s Almost Dead, The Motet, Manic Science, Organ Freeman and more – at the St. Augustine Amphitheatre on March 31st & April 1st. More info here.Check out photos of the Chicago show below, courtesy of Phierce Photo.last_img read more

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Umphrey’s McGee Announces Early Summer Tour Schedule

first_imgUmphrey’s McGee has already spent a great deal of 2017 on the road, but that won’t change later in the year! The band has announced a series of performances set for this summer, starting on May 18th and running through July 8th. Many of the dates include previously announced festival appearances, including Summer Camp Music Festival, Mountain Music Festival, Bonnaroo and Levitate Music Festival, as well as the previously announced three night Red Rocks run over July 4th weekend.However, the tour also reveals a number of new dates, including shows at The NorVa, Pier Six Pavilion, Hampton Beach Casino Ballroom, Augusta Common, Music Farm, and the Central Park Summerstage. Individual shows include support from Aqueous and The Marcus King Band, and the Red Rocks weekend is already loaded with great special guests.Check out the schedule below, and head to the band’s website for details.[Image by Phierce Photo]last_img read more

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Meet Drummer Tikyra Jackson, The Heartbeat Of Southern Avenue [Interview]

first_imgThe latest band on the rise out of Memphis, Tennessee is Southern Avenue. Named after a street that runs through parts of the city and ends in an area known as Soulsville, the home for Stax Records (the label that signed them), their sound truly captures the heart and soul of Memphis. The band is simply on fire and is wasting no time getting the music out to the masses.They released their self-titled debut album in February, and the group has been nonstop ever since. We chatted it up with the band’s drummer, Tikyra Jackson, also known as TK, to get a more intimate scoop on how this band formed, as well as getting a personal look at one of the members.Credit: David McClisterL4LM: Who were your biggest role models growing up and helped shape who you are today, musically?TK: My role models growing up definitely had to be my parents, first and foremost. They are both ministers and they had me in church almost every day of my life. They are also musicians. My mom’s an organist and my dad plays guitar, so growing up I was watching them. My older siblings are musicians and singers as well. I’m the sixth child out of seven. Those are my biggest influences – my family.L4LM: Your sister, Tierinii, is also in the band. Growing up, were the two of you creating music together? Was that a natural thing that morphed into a band? What is it like working with your sister?TK: Our parents had all of us singing in the church choir every Sunday. Southern Avenue is our first project together. Working with her, it’s fun. I get to wear her clothes all the time.We’re already close because we’re sisters. Being able to share this experience together makes everything so much more fun.The band itself feels like family. We all feel like family, not just me and my sister. Only occasionally we get into arguments.L4LM: Who are your most inspirational drummers and what drew you to playing the drums?TK: Steve Gadd is one of my favorite drummers. My big brother is one of my favorite drummers as well. Funny story though. There’s a Beyonce concert from 2008, The Beyonce Experience, and she had an all-female band. That was the first time I saw a live band and a live show.  That was the first time I thought, ‘I want to do this. I want to play drums and perform for the rest of my life.’ That was probably the biggest influence.L4LM: Where do your ideas come from and what is the creative process when forming a new song?TK: It’s different each time for each song. We all have different angles. A lot of the songs in the beginning were from Tierinii and Ori [Naftaly]. When we would be in rehearsal, I would just hear them play, then I would play whatever I felt and envisioned for it. That’s pretty much how the songs come about for the drum part. It also involves a large box of pizza, as we always get that during rehearsal.L4LM: Your debut album has been really well received, and you’re gaining new fans daily. What has been the most surprising part of this journey so far?TK: We created our music, so we understand what it means to us, but when the fans come and tell us how it got them through their day, how it means a lot to them, or how it resonates with them, that’s probably the most rewarding thing to hear. We’ve been creating music our whole lives and to finally be able to share and have it be received so well is a blessing. We also like to travel, so getting to meet everybody in different places is a lot of fun.L4LM: Southern Avenue has a unique blend of musicians from different backgrounds which only adds to the unique flavor of your sound. Was there a defining moment when the band was forming that you said, ‘This is it. This is the group of people that is going to make this band’?TK: That’s hard to say. We’ve been together for almost two years. I know when Tierinii and Ori met, they instantly felt the connection as music partners and being able to write music. From the beginning, Ori had a dream to make it as a musician. When he met me and my sister, he told us his dream and we believed in him. It became a group effort and not just a one person thing. Southern Avenue is all of our making.L4LM: Now that your tour is well underway, do you have any great van stories, or stories from the road? TK: O.M.G. What’s the rating of this interview? We definitely have had some amazing experiences. One of which is my favorite. We went to Colorado and we played at this festival called Blues From the Top. Eric Gales headlined but Samantha Fish and a lot of other great artists were there. The festival took place over the whole weekend, like four or five days, and each night was something different, like a jam session. The guy that put the festival on, his name is John Catt and he has cancer, so it was a very spiritual event for everybody. To be able to share with so many people, that was probably one of the most memorable band stories. We have so much family in Colorado now because of that.Credit: Taylor RowellL4LM: Southern Avenue is lined up for a bunch of festivals coming up. What are you looking forward to most this summer? TK: I’m definitely looking forward to meeting more musicians. That’s the most fun for me. It’s cool to meet other people who are on the same road as you, doing what they love. It’s exciting. You play music, you do your show and then you get to relax and hear other bands. That’s the most exciting, and creating more music. It never gets old.L4LM: Has there been a band that you connected with really well?TK: That’s hard to say. We played with Marcus King and that was amazing. He’s amazing. My sister and I sang on stage with him and they are great people.We played with this band called Gedeon Luke & the People, who are actually from Memphis, but we met them in New York. There’s been so many great bands and opportunities for us.L4LM: Do you have any words of advice that you would like to say to any young drummers out there, and more specifically, female drummers out there?TK: First, to the female drummers, I would like to say, always know who you are. Always keep your head up and stand your ground. Men cannot exist without women in this world. As a woman, you can do anything, whether it’s playing the drums or doing whatever it is that you want to do. To all the female drummers that are coming up, keep the beat going and never give up.For the young musicians out there, anything is possible. Anything that inspires you to write music and create music, always go for it. Always believe in yourself and know anything is possible. All of these fantasies and movies had to come from somewhere. They all came from somebody’s story, so it’s achievable for anybody.L4LM: Any last thoughts to the fans of Southern Avenue?TK: Southern Avenue loves our fans and we always keep you guys in mind. We love you guys and thank you for the support. We definitely feel it and appreciate it.Check out their music below and be sure to visit their website for more information, including tour dates.Southern Avenue – “Don’t Give Up”[Video: Concord Records]last_img read more

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TAUKing McGee Adds Alric “A.C.” Carter & Charlie Dolan To Umphrey’s McGee After-Show

first_imgThis weekend, Umphrey’s McGee will take over the Beacon Theatre for a three-night run in New York City. After the show on Friday, January 19th TAUK‘s Matt Jalbert & Isaac Teel will once again team up with Joel Cummins & Ryan Stasik of Umphrey’s McGee to form TAUKing McGee at the Highline Ballroom. Typically, when TAUKing McGee plays a show, it consists of all four members of TAUK with a rotating cast of characters from Umphrey’s McGee. This time around, Cummins and Stasik will perform the entirety of the show, with fellow TAUK members Alric “AC” Carter and Charlie Dolan now added to the bill–completing the TAUKing McGee circle and turning it into a quintet, with Dolan on deck as a scheduled special guest.L4LM recently spoke with TAUK’s AC and Jalbert to get a handle on just exactly what this show means to them. Jalbert was effusive, explaining that “every single one of the TAUKing McGee shows has been crazy” and that “every time, the energy in the room is ridiculous.” The ax-man expressed that “we were really excited to see what a TAUKing Biscuits show could be like, so we’re hoping to keep the idea alive and do something down the road,” however, in the end “when Ryan and Joel offered to jump on board for this one, it felt like getting the band back together, so, needless to say, we’re pumped!”AC is also excited to add to the fun. “TAUK has been crazy busy working on new material in the studio lately so I planned on taking a break by going to the afterparty to support my music family anyway. However, I’m even more excited to hop on the show with Ryan and Joel and make this TAUKing McGee a party!”Learn more information about TAUKing McGee’s late-night show at Highline Ballroom on Friday, January 19th below.– SHOW INFO –Show: Live For Live Music Presents: An Official Umphrey’s McGee After-Party with Tauking McGee feat. Joel Cummins (Umphrey’s McGee), Ryan Stasik (Umphrey’s McGee), Matt Jalbert (Tauk), Isaac Teel (Tauk), & Alric “AC” Carter (TAUK), w/ special guest Charlie Dolan (TAUK)When: Friday, January 19th, 2018Venue: Highline Ballroom –431 W 16th St, New York, NY 10011Doors: 12:00 PM / Show: 1:30 AMTickets: $23.00 adv / $25 dos / $55 VIP — (Purchase tickets here)[cover photo by Josh Timmermans & Keith Griner of Phierce Photography]last_img read more

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Watch A Free Webcast Of Trey Anastasio And The Rest Of The Sets At Levitate Music & Arts Festival

first_imgThe Levitate Music & Arts Festival Live Stream is up an running, playing free webcasts of each of the festival’s sets as they happen. In addition to performances by Ripe, Twiddle, Robert Randolph and the Family Band, Slightly Stoopid, and Stick Figure, Trey Anastasio Trio + Ray Paczkowski will headline today’s festivities to close out a weekend run with Russ Lawton, Tony Markellis, and the newly recovered Paczkowski after stops in Charlottesville on Thursday and at New York’s Central Park on Friday. Tonight is the last Trey solo band stop on the schedule before he links back up with Phish for their summer tour beginning July 17th in Tahoe.Thanks to Levitate Music & Arts Festival’s live stream, you can catch the last show of the run from wherever you happen to be when they hit. Trey Anastasio and company take the stage at 8pm.EXCLUSIVE: Levitate Founder Dan Hassett Talks Good Music, Sustainability, & Community Levitate Music Festival 2018 Live Stream[Video: ineffablemusicgroup]Tomorrow, the live stream gets started early with a 1:30pm set by Stephen Marley, followed by Spafford at 2:15, Lake Street Dive at 3:45, Turkuaz at 4:15, West End Blend at 5:15, Rebelution at 5:30, Greensky Bluegrass at 6:15, Mihali & Frends at 7:30, and The Head and the Heart at 7:45. You can check out the full weekend live stream schedule for Levitate Music & Arts Festival below.last_img read more

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