My Morning Jacket returned to the prized Red Rocks Amphitheatre last night, playing the first of two sold-out shows at the historic Morrison, CO venue. MMJ took the opportunity to play a career-spanning 27-song show, packed with lots of classic originals, bust-outs, and choice covers.The show opened with “Virctory Dance,” before grooving into “Heartbreakin’ Man” and “Outta My System.” Fans got a taste of their 2015 album The Waterfall with “In Its Infancy (The Waterfall),” before catching the first “Just One Thing” since July 18, 2013. What a bust out!After the bust out, the band welcomed Eric Johnson from opening act Fruit Bats to join in on “Wonderful (The Way I Feel).” They also brought out former band member Johnny Quaid to join in on various songs throughout the end of the main set.My Morning Jacket worked a number of covers into their set, including Bob Dylan’s “Knockin’ On Heaven’s Door,” Erykah Badu’s “Tyrone,” and the reprise of their Prince cover, “Purple Rain,” that was debuted earlier this year. You can watch the “Tyrone” and “Purple Rain” covers, below. MMJ wasn’t done bringing out unexpected songs either, as they played a handful of 2016 tour debuts like “Picture Of You,” “Strangulation!,” and “Smokin’ From Shootin’” throughout the main set.The band closed out the show with a five-song encore that included “Highly Suspicious” and both parts of “Touch Me I’m Going To Scream,” before concluding with “Cobra” and “Mahgeetah.” MMJ is set to do it all again tonight, May 29th, so don’t miss out!The full setlist can be seen below.Edit this setlist | More My Morning Jacket setlists[Cover photo by trdonoghue/Instagram]
The early portion of Friday’s schedule was jam-packed with emerging talent. So many up-and-coming artists were given the opportunity to strut their stuff to open the first full day of the festival, and they all introduced themselves to the rabid Bonnaroo crowds with high energy performances.First up, Nashville local Rayland Baxter brought his chill vibes to the This Tent. Baxtee talked of attending the festival countless times while growing up, and he certainly seemed to know how to push the right buttons. Baxter brought his Paul Simon-esque vocals, tight band with great musicianship, and electrifying guitar solos for what amounted to an impressive debut performance at Bonnaroo.Next up, Athens, Georgia outfit Mothers played the Who Stage, delivering a crisp set that showcased their experimental indie-rock sound.Allen Stone was the the perfect act to open the huge What Stage. His 70’s funk/r&b/pop/soul vibe came with a super tight band and a noticeably happy front man in Stone, who spent most of the performance grinning widely.Rising saxophone master Kamasi Washington performed an incredible set of jazz fusion with hip hop elements, including a DJ who was scratching along with the band. Focusing on funky R&B-tinged improvisation, Washington and his band were met with a huge reception from the packed This Tent crowd. In a cool family moment, Kamasi brought out his father, jazz musican Rickey Washington, to jam with the band.After a surprise performance on the small Kaliope stage Thursday Night, GRiZ brought his brand of funky electronic music to one of the main stages. He was met with a humongous crowd that was excited to keep the party going from the night before, and the energy was palpable, even as fans were dealing with the heavy sun exposure provided by the Which Stage.Flosstradamus then threw it down on the That Tent, with a high-octane electronic duo perfectly setting the stage for a night filled with high profile, dance-based acts.The reunited LCD Soundsystem were Friday’s headliner. New to being top level headliners, the Brooklyn dance/punk band certainly felt worthy of their lofty spot on the bill, as they whipped the crowd into a complete frenzy for a 100 minute performance filled with extended, almost-jammed-out versions of songs from across their diverse catalog.The band opened with a powerful quartet of LCD classics in “Us V. Them”, “Daft Punk Is Playing At My House”, “I Can Change”, and “Get Innocuous”, followed by a run through deep cuts like “You Wanted a Hit,” “Tribulations,” and “Yeah (crass version)”. Frontman James Murphy addressed the crowd several times, mentioning his fond memories of their 2010 late night performance, and how happy the band was to be at Bonnaroo.LCD began the final potion of their set with back-to-back introspective masterpieces in the funky “Losing My Edge” and the emotional “New York I Love You But You’re Bringing Me Down.” Finally, the familiar drum intro to “Dance Yrself Clean” started up, and the crowd went absolutely wild when the beat dropped, with an ocean of glowsticks rising into the Tennessee sky, followed by fireworks synced up with the end of the song. The band performed an epic “All My Friends” finale that had the die-hards screaming along with every lyric.Tame Impala performed a much anticipated Late Night performance, which unfortunately fell a little flat. The vibe of the open field Which Tent didn’t seem to properly capture the energy of the Australian band’s performance. Combined that with the band only performing 90 minutes when they were advertised for 120, and the set left a lot of fans scratching their heads. The playing, however, was excellent, as the band featured a mix of songs from throughout their career and executed them flawlessly.After a huge day on Friday, all eyes turn to Saturday’s headlining performance from Pearl Jam, an exciting performance by the Claypool Lennon Delirium, and the highly anticipated tribute to Tennessee at tonight’s Superjam featuring Kamasi Washington, Vulfpeck, Eric Krasno and The Shady Horns, and more.Enjoy these photos, courtesy of Rex Thomson: Load remaining images
Widespread Panic continues their summer fun with a series of performances along the West Coast, heading Southwest from Las Vegas and finding themselves at the Civic Theatre in San Diego, CA last Tuesday, July 12th. The band constantly brings enthusiastic jams and powerful music to their performances, and the San Diego show was no exception. They rocked it.Among the many highlights were two of the band’s well-known covers, J.J. Cale’s “Ride Me High” and The Guess Who’s “No Sugar Tonight” and “New Mother Nature.” Fortunately, YouTube user LoadOffAnnie was on the ground and able to catch these great musical moments.Ride Me HighNo Sugar Tonight/New Mother NaturePanic resumes their tour tonight, July 14th, with two shows at the Fox Theatre in Oakland, CA. You can see the full setlist below, courtesy of Everyday Companion.Setlist: Widespread Panic at Civic Theatre, San Diego, CA – 7/12/16Set 1: Henry Parsons Died, This Part Of Town, Hope In A Hopeless World, A of D, Street Dogs For Breakfast, Space Wrangler, Mercy, Contentment Blues, Proving GroundSet 2: Let’s Get Down To Business, Makes Sense To Me, Visiting Day > Ride Me High > Driving Song > Surprise Valley > Jamais Vu > Drums > Surprise Valley > Driving Song > St. Louis, No Sugar Tonight/New Mother NatureE: Hatfield, North
When Gorillaz debuted in the late 1990’s, they took the world by storm. The concept of an animated band was new and exciting, and it was all grounded by some genuinely incredible music that fused elements of hip hop, jazz, rock, funk and more. With Damon Albarn and Jamie Hewlett at the helm, not to mention a host of incredible collaborators, releases like Gorillaz and Demon Days quickly captured the hearts of listeners everywhere.After the band’s 2010 album The Fall, tensions between Albarn and Hewlett forced the two to ultimately abandon the project. While at first they deemed a future collaboration unlikely, the two have since been steadily dreaming of a follow-up album ever since. Things have heated up particularly in 2016, as the two shared photographs from the studio to keep fans on their toes. Then, the group started chronicling their entire history on social media two weeks ago, posting videos and clips from all of their releases and performances over the years.With the anticipation at an all-time high, the band has finally announced the start to their fourth phase! It seems that the new project is to be called The Book Of Noodle, or at least this book is a crucial component to the new phase. The band has posted a number of insights into The Book Of Noodle, which will reveal the narrative of one of the band’s main characters, Noodle. Check out the introduction below: We’ll be sure to continue updating as more information about this exciting project unfolds. Gorillaz are BACK! The first 10 pages from The Book of Noodle have been shared by the band, capturing the story of Noodle following the events of 2010’s Plastic Beach. Check out the illustrations and text featured in those first 10 pages, in each Twitter post below.
Phish bassist Mike Gordon and his solo touring band has just been added to the 11th annual Gem And Jam Festival lineup. The festival is set to take place from Feb. 2nd-5th in Tucson, AZ at the Pima County Fairgrounds. Previously announced acts include Gramatik, The Floozies, Lotus, Trancident (ft. members of The String Cheese Incident), The Infamous Stringdusters, The Motet, and many more.20 Photos That Convey The Magic Of Gem And Jam Festival 2016Located on 640 acres and just 20 miles south of downtown Tucson, the Pima County Fairgrounds is surrounded by nature and resides in a desert environment, creating an expansive setting perfect for Gem & Jam. You can see the full lineup below, and find tickets and more information on the festival’s website.
With the announcement of the Benevento Russo Duo performing their first show at the Brooklyn Bowl for the upcoming Freaks Ball, fans begin to plot their upcoming adventures by going back to the good times of the early 2000’s jam scene. The combination of drummer Joe Russo and keyboardist Marco Benevento is certainly one that is craveable, having only played a secret show in 2016 and an official set on Jam Cruise in January 2017 after a 6 year hiatus.Taper neddy o has shared some old sets from the Duo in celebration of their return. The following is from The Tap Bar in 2002 with a sit-in from Justin Wallace, playing to less than a dozen people.The second surfaced set is from January 2004, when the band had a residency going at Tribeca Rock Club. Wayne Krantz sits in for this entire set, and Phish bassist Mike Gordon even hops on organ for the first song. Listen below:[Photo via Benevento Russo Duo’s Facebook]
Last year in 2016, after seven successful years, Aura Music Festival down in Live Oak, Florida, called it quits. This year, some of us fans might still be missing the early-season festival. However, such fans might take solace in reminiscing to this pristine soundboard recording of Dopapod’s set during the fourth iteration of the festival back in 2013.Their set comes in at just over an hour with eight tracks squeezed into their set. After set opener “Flipped,” the band drops “Trapper Keeper” before immediately segueing into “French Bowling.” Both “French Bowling” and the following song, “FABA,” heavily tease parts of the Star Wars’ “Cantina Band” theme throughout, perfect for such a festival set. Dopapod closes down their set with “Vol. 3 #86” moving straight into a brief return to the crowd pleaser “Trapper Keeper,” which kicked off the beginning of the set.You can listen to full audio of the performance below, courtesy of the band.
Trey Anastasio Trio continued their first tour since 1999 with a show at the Windy City’s Chicago Theatre on Friday night. The group offered up a number of TAB classics and a few Phish favorites, including the trio’s first-ever rendition of the Farmhouse track “Dirt”.“Dirt” marks the latest Phish staple to appear during the current Trio tour, which has also featured takes on “Ghost”, “Party Time” and “Julius”. While the tune was first released on Farmhouse in 2000, “Dirt” was actually debuted in 1997 during a one-off “New York!” show that featured Anastasio, Mike Gordon, James Harvey, Pistol Stamen, and Tom Lawson (“Saw It Again” also made its debut at the show). As previously reported, the current Trey Anastasio Trio tour was announced after longtime TAB keyboardist Ray Paczkowski underwent surgery for a brain tumor (a GoFund Me campaign was recently launched to help with his expenses). Rather than hit the road without him, Anastasio decided to reconfigure the TAB tour as revival of the Trey Anastasio Trio instead. The group, which finds Trey joined by bassist Tony Markellis and drummer Russ Lawton, will return to the Chicago Theatre tonight.Trey Anastasio Trio – “Dirt”[Video: Kevin Higley]Setlist: Trey Anastasio Trio | Chicago Theatre | Chicago, IL | 4/20/2018Set One: Party Time, Gotta Jibboo, Undermind, Dirt*, Night Speaks to a Woman, Ocelot, Burlap Sack and Pumps, Everything’s RightSet Two: Soul Planet, Aqui Como Alla > Blaze On, Miss You, The Way I Feel, Back on the Train, No Men In No Man’s Land, SandEncore: When the Circus Comes, Tuesday* Trey Anastasio Trio debut
Today, NPR Music has released a brand-new edition of their Tiny Desk Concerts, inviting the wild and wonderful Erykah Badu to join them in the office. Badu’s performance marks NPR’s second Tiny Desk release of the week, following Monday’s installation with Tower of Power.With Erykah Badu on lead vocals, the mesmerizing songstress was joined by keyboardist RC Williams, bassist Braylon Lacy, drummer Cleon Edwards, percussionist Frank Moka, saxophonist Kenneth Whalum, trumpeter Keyon Harrold, and flautist Dwayne Kerr.After introducing herself and her collaborators, Badu and company performed a tantalizing rendition of “Rimshot”, a tune off her 1997 debut album, Baduizm. One of Badu’s most beloved hits, the group’s take on “Rimshot” served as a warm-up for the group ahead of a sprawling rendition of “Green Eyes”, off 2000’s Mama’s Gun. During the powerful performance, Erykah Badu’s band showed off their jazz proclivities, stretching out the spiritually infused, dramatic performance. Gracefully transitioning through styles and tones, “Green Eyes” made up the bulk of Badu’s performance, ringing in at over eleven minutes.You can check out Erykah Badu’s captivating performance on NPR’s Tiny Desk Concert below, courtesy of NPR.Erykah Badu – NPR Tiny Desk Concert[Video: NPR Music]
The fourth-annual Brooklyn Comes Alive will return to Brooklyn’s beloved Williamsburg neighborhood on September 29th for an all-day music marathon at Brooklyn Bowl, Music Hall of Williamsburg and Rough Trade. Inspired by the vibrant musical communities of Brooklyn and New Orleans, Brooklyn Comes Alive brings together more than 50 artists, allowing them to carry out passion projects, play with their musical heroes, and collaborate in never-before-seen formations. For more information, ticketing, and to see the full list of performers scheduled for Brooklyn Comes Alive 2018, head to the festival’s website here. The fourth-annual Brooklyn Comes Alive is gearing up to the best edition yet, with the collaborative music festival returning to Brooklyn’s beloved Williamsburg neighborhood on September 29th. Today, the festival has announced its daily schedule, detailing which artists will perform across the day and into the early morning at the festival’s three venues: Brooklyn Bowl, Music Hall of Williamsburg, and Rough Trade.At Brooklyn Bowl, the fan-favorite music venue and bowling alley, Turkuaz‘s Shira Elias will kick things off at 5 p.m. with her special Soul Tracks set, also featuring the entirety of The Nth Power in addition to members of Trey Anastasio Band, The Motet, and Allen Stone. Up next, at 6:45 p.m., is the tribute to Col. Bruce Hampton, Butch Trucks, and Gregg Allman, which will be led by Taz and will feature George Porter Jr., Adam Smirnoff, Jeff Sipe, Peter Levin, and Elise Testone. The collaborative supergroup featuring Marc Brownstein, Borahm Lee, Alvin Ford Jr., and Khris Royal will take the Brooklyn Bowl stage at 8:30 p.m., followed by another supergroup featuring Cory Henry, Nikki Glaspie, Scott Metzger, MonoNeon, and Skerik. From 12:15 to 2:30 a.m., the Purple Party will close out the Brooklyn Bowl stage, with the all-star tribute to Prince featuring MonoNeon in addition to members of Snarky Puppy, The Motet, Turkuaz, Magic Beans, and more.A few blocks away at Music Hall of Williamsburg, the Brooklyn Comes Alive festivities will commence at 4:15 p.m. with a performance from Katharsis, The Motet’s Dave Watts‘ side project also featuring Todd Stoops, Dopapod’s Chuck Jones, and Marcus Rezak. At 5:45, Lettuce‘s drummer Adam Deitch will lead his quartet, affectionately dubbed AD4, including Wil Blades, Ryan Zoidis, and Eric “Benny” Bloom. Up next is Switch Hitters at 7:30, which will see Wil Blades, Nigel Hall, Nate Werth, and Robert “Sput” Searight collaborating and switching instruments across the set. From 9:30 to 11:30 p.m., an all-star cast, including members of The Motet, Turkuaz, The Nth Power, Snarky Puppy, and more will come together to honor Steely Dan. Finally, Music Hall of Williamsburg will serve as the location for the first-ever land editions of Jam Cruise‘s Jam Room, with one session hosted by Jam Cruise staple George Porter Jr. and another hosted by Karina Rykman and Craig Brodhead.At the third venue, Rough Trade, the festival will kick off with Wokes With Jokes, a special comedy set about the jam scene that spans from 3:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. The Karina Rykman Experiment is up next starting at 5 p.m., which will feature the young Marco Benevento bassist alongside special guests Robert Walter and Dave Harrington. At 6:30, Michelangelo Carubba, Rob Compa, and Eli Winderman will perform as a trio, recalling the earliest formations of fan-favorite progressive jam band Dopapod. Another trio, this time composed of Johnny Vidacovich, Robert Walter, and Eric “Benny” Bloom, follows at 8:30 p.m., before the Rough Trade stage is shut down by the Baby Jesus Peasant Party, led by Lettuce bassist Erick “Jesus” Coomes in addition to Tyler Coomes, Borahm Lee, Ryan Zoidis, and Khris Royal.You can check out the full schedule for yourself below. For more information, ticketing, and to see the full list of performers scheduled for Brooklyn Comes Alive 2018, head to the festival’s website here. Full List Of Artists At Brooklyn Comes Alive 2018:George Porter Jr. (The Meters)Cory Henry (Snarky Puppy)Marc Brownstein (The Disco Biscuits)Aron Magner (The Disco Biscuits)Adam Deitch (Lettuce)Scott Metzger (Joe Russo’s Almost Dead, WOLF!)Robert Walter (Greyboy All-Stars, Robert Walter’s 20th Congress, Mike Gordon)Nikki Glaspie (The Nth Power)Skerik (Garage A Trois)Jeff Sipe (Aquarium Rescue Unit)Adam “Shmeeans” Smirnoff (Lettuce)Borahm Lee (Break Science)Eric “Benny” Bloom (Lettuce)Robert “Sput” Searight (Snarky Puppy, Ghost Note)Ryan Zoidis (Lettuce)Michelangelo Carubba (Turkuaz)Nigel Hall (Lettuce)Shira Elias (Turkuaz)Nate Werth (Snarky Puppy)Nick Cassarino (The Nth Power)Erick “Jesus” Coomes (Lettuce)Wil BladesJoey Porter (The Motet)Todd Stoops (RAQ, Electric Beethoven)Brandon “Taz” NiederauerJohnny VidacovichLyle Divinsky (The Motet)Karina Rykman (Marco Benevento Band)Rob Compa (Dopapod)James Casey (Trey Anastasio Band)Dave Watts (The Motet)Alvin Ford Jr. (Pretty Lights Live Band, Dumpstaphunk)Eli Winderman (Dopapod)Tim Palmieri (Kung Fu)Peter Levin (Gregg Allman Band)Nate Edgar (The Nth Power)Khris Royal (Rebelution)Steve Swatkins (Allen Stone)Ryan Jalbert (The Motet)Dave Harrington (Darkside, Dave Harrington’s Merry Pranksters)Sammi Garett (Turkuaz)Chuck Jones (Dopapod)Mike “Maz” Maher (Snarky Puppy)Hayley Jane (Hayley Jane & The Primates)Chris Bullock (Snarky Puppy)Casey Russell (The Magic Beans)Tyler CoomesAdam November (Karina Rykman Experiment)Megan Letts (Mama Magnolia)Chris Corsico (Karina Rykman Experiment)Joel GonzalézMaurice Brown (Tedeschi Trucks Band)Comedians:Brett Siddell (SiriusXM, Wokes With Jokes)Walker Berry (Wokes With Jokes)Ariella Wallen (Wokes With Jokes)Pamela Mahler (Wokes With Jokes)Richie Alfson (Wokes With Jokes)Hosted By:Ari Fink (SiriusXM)Brooklyn Comes Alive is sponsored by Denver-based company, Pure CBD Exchange, which creates and sells a number of CBD/cannabidiol products (What is CBD?) from concentrates, tinctures, extracts, lotions, creams, and more. The use of CBD has gained much notoriety as of late, for use as both a health and wellness supplement and to treat conditions such as epilepsy, PTSD, cancer, and a number of mental disorders and is also used for anti-inflammation, nausea reduction, sleep aid, and more. Pure CBD Exchange was co-founded by Gregg Allman Band organist/keyboardist and Brooklyn Comes Alive musician Peter Levin back in 2017.Pure CBD Exchange focuses on low-THC cannabis products with high CBD content. They work within the Colorado Industrial Hemp pilot program to distribute non-psychoactive tinctures, extracts, lotions, and more all over the world. The company has featured by companies like VICE, High Times, Leafly, and more.