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The Wood Brothers’ 2015 release Paradise was an unforgettable step forward for this talented band. Among the many great songs on the album was “Never And Always,” which surprisingly included the talents of Susan Tedeschi and Derek Trucks (listen to the album version here). Their musical additions were subtle and sweet, yet intensely definitive of the studio track. Wood Brothers Delve Into Human Emotions On New Album, ‘Paradise’Interestingly, the song wasn’t written for guest appearances. “‘Never and Always’ started out as a way to recapture our original Wood Brothers sound — upright bass and National steel guitar. We got spoiled in the studio and added Derek Trucks and Susan Tedeschi. This is our stripped-down acoustic version, shot and recorded at the Oak Room at Nelson’s Green Brier Distillery,” Oliver Wood tells The Bluegrass Situation. It’s simply incredible what the three Wood Brothers can do with just their instruments. If you ever wondered what the track sounds like without the power couple, watch this video:[via The Bluegrass Situation]
Umphrey’s McGee is a band on fire. The jam rockers brought their West Coast tour out to the Belly Up in Aspen, CO for three magical nights of UMphreakin music. Returning to Colorado for the first time their New Year’s run, the band’s loyal fans showed up in scores, eager with anticipation for the musical madness. They were greeted with some of the best jams around, including bust out covers of The Beatles’ “Baby You’re A Rich Man” and Beastie Boys track, “Groove Holmes.”Fortunately, photographer Jake Plimack was on the scene to capture images from the performances. Check out his work below: Show setlist/recaps seen below, courtesy of Umphrey’s McGee: A full gallery of Jake Plimack Photography’s images can be seen below: Load remaining images
With the recent news that Widespread Panic will stop extensively touring after this year, fans eagerly flocked to Knoxville to catch the Panic in all of their glory. The group hit the Tennessee Theatre for two nights of musical mayhem, bringing their southern rock chops out to the historic venue with a gusto.The band opened up the run with “Give,” perhaps a nod to giving the fans something to remember. The two night run featured plenty of cuts from the band’s new release, Street Dogs, including jams like “The Poorhouse of Positive Thinking,” “Cease Fire” and “Jamais Vu.” Of course, the band also featured a number of classics throughout the two night run, including a great “Impossible > Good Morning Little Schoolgirl > Tie Your Shoes > Jam > Drums > Stop Go > Contentment Blues” during the second set of night one.You can stream the entire first night here, via PanicStream.Other highlights included a “Turn On Your Love Light” jam during night one’s encore, which featured John Bell rapping on “Love Light” and “Three Little Birds” lyrics. They also jammed that into Neil Young’s “Walk On” to close out the show. Night two also reprised “Tie Your Shoes” during “Jamais Vu,” and featured an inverted intro to “You Got Yours.”The two-night run closed out with “Old Joe” and “Tall Boy,” putting a cap to two great nights of music.Check out the full setlists below, via PanicStream:Setlist: Widespread Panic at the Tennessee Theatre, Knoxville, TN – 4/25/16Set One: Give, Little Lilly > Rock, Angels Don’t Sing The Blues, A of D > Aunt Avis, Heroes, Cotton Was King, Flicker > NorthSet Two: Conrad, The Poorhouse of Positive Thinking, Happy > Diner, Send Your Mind, Impossible > Good Morning Little Schoolgirl > Tie Your Shoes > Jam > Drums > Stop Go > Contentment Blues, Action ManEncore: Nobody’s Loss, Walk On > Turn On Your Love Light jam > Walk OnSetlist: Widespread Panic at the Tennessee Theatre, Knoxville, TN – 4/26/16Set One: Hope In A Hopeless World, Holden Oversoul, One Arm Steve, Shut Up And Drive, Angels On High, Rebirtha, Mercy, Jam > Radio Child, Tail DraggerSet Two: Trouble, Chunk of Coal, Cease Fire > Jamais Vu > Good People, The Last Straw > You Got Yours > Drums > Drums & Bass > Greta > Mr Soul, Don’t Be DeniedEncore: Old Joe, Tall BoyNotes: ‘Tie Your Shoes’ tease out of ‘Jamais Vu’; Inverted intro out of ‘You Got Yours’; ‘Rock On’ jam during ‘Drums & Bass’
Solar-powered music and arts festival Destination Moon is expanding into a three day camping festival this year. Taking place on June 17-19 at Camp Lakota in Wurtsboro, NY, this year’s event will feature two stages, late-night DJ parties, healthy food options, local vendors, and a solar-powered indie video arcade.The lineup includes Antibalas, Porches, Moon Hooch, Delicate Steve, Buke and Gase, EMEFE, and more. For more info on the event and to purchase tickets or cabins, visit the Destination Moon website.Enter to win four tickets below!
Crossover electronic music superstars Big Gigantic have announced the details surrounding their new album, called Brighter Future. The album will drop on August 26th, as the band told Billboard, and will find producer/saxophonist Dominic Lalli and drummer Jeremy Salken trotting out a handful of diverse special guests throughout the record, including GRiZ, Waka Flocka Flame, Logic, Rozes, Jennifer Hartswick, Angele McCluskey (Telepopmusik), and more.Lalli sent a statement to Billboard to explain the meaning behind naming their album Brighter Future:“These words vaulted themselves into my mind one day in a moment when I was feeling like I was unsure of myself, unsure of what exactly I was doing with my life, and unsure about humanity and the volatile state of the world we live in today. I think now more than ever, we need to come together and work towards a Brighter Future for us, for our children and for the human race as a whole. Every single human on this earth, no matter race, skin color, religion or any other difference, bleeds the same color blood. There are so many ways to turn things around by spreading positivity, love, acceptance and understanding. Love yourself, love those around you and be kind. We need each other more than ever and we need to stick together, work together and unite.”The new album is now available for pre-order on iTunes. When you pre-order the album, you’ll automatically receive a download of new single “Got The Love” featuring Jennifer Hartswick, as well as previously-released singles “The Little Things” featuring Angela McCluskey, “C’mon” featuring GRiZ, and “Miss Primetime” featuring Pell.Big Gigantic’s Jeremy Salken Talks Loving Phish And Jamming With Mike GordonCheck out the new single, “Got the Love” featuring Jennifer Hartswick, below!
This evening, non-profit group Global Citizen will host The World On Stage, an event that will bring together world leaders, global activists, and some of the world’s greatest artists for an evening to celebrate the impact achieved by millions of Global Citizens, featuring incredible music, powerful stories, and discussions about bold solutions to end extreme poverty. The event, to be held at NYU Skirball Center in New York City, will feature performances by Tom Morello, Warren Haynes and more.Today, Haynes posted a photo of himself and Morello rehearsing together for tonight.The photo has caused excitement among fans, as it appears The World On Stage‘s audience will feature a collaboration between the two artists. The lineup also includes Jon Batiste and Stay Human, Kesha, Regina Spektor, Aloe Blacc & Maya Jupiter, and more.
Setlist: The Other Brothers | Garcia’s | Port Chester, NY | 4/19/2017Set: Can I Get It?, The Man, Your Machine, A2W, Way You Are, Bound, Levee For FreeEncore: Boogie On Reggae Woman (with Theo Katzman and Joe Dart) Setlist: Theo Katzman | Garcia’s | Port Chester, NY | 4/19/2017Set: Pop Song, Hard Work, Breakup Together, Crappy Love Song, My Heart is Dead, Good to be Alone, Lost & Found, Plain Jane HeroinEncore: Love is a Beautiful Thing, Do as the Romans Do, Brooklyn The Other Brothers are a six-piece funk and soul band from the Hudson Valley composed of Brandon Bera (Drums), Chris Owens (Vocals), Gabe Marquez (Keys), John Morrison (Guitar), Jared Nelson (Percussion), and Jordan Mendelson (Bass). The New York-based band has been steadily gaining a name for themselves over the past few years, earning fans with their synthesis of the classic sounds of funk, blues, soul, R&B, and more during their upbeat performances. On April 19th, The Other Brothers warmed up the crowd packing Garcia’s in Port Chester, NY, before Vulfpeck’s Theo Katzman took the stage for his headlining performance. The sold-out performance was definitive success across the board, with both acts putting on stellar performances and with Katzman debuting a new song called “Lost And Found.” However, one of the best highlights of that Wednesday night was collaborative, with Theo Katzman and Vulfpeck’s resident bass virtuoso Joe Dart joining The Other Brothers for an encore performance of Stevie Wonder’s classic hit, “Boogie On Reggae Woman.” The crowd lapped up the cover, and the musicians on stage seemed to be having a good ol’ time as well. You can check out this video from the joint performance below, plus check out The Other Brothers’ website for more information about the up-and-comers as well as future tour dates so you can catch them live. [Photo courtesy of Dino Davaros]
While there’s little love between brothers Rich and Chris Robinson, there’s no shortage of adulation for their former band The Black Crowes. So when Rich announced a new project last year, with former Black Crowes members guitarist/vocalist Marc Ford and bassist Sven Pipien, fans rejoiced. Playing off the “crow” theme, the BC members recruited drummer Joe Magistro and guitarist Nico Bereciartua, along with singer John Hogg (Hookah Brown, Moke), former Crowes singer Charity White and background singers, Adrien Reju and Katrine Ottosen.Having only performed together a handful of times, The Magpie Salute has announced additional dates for their national headlining tour starting July 26 in Indianapolis on the heels of overseas shows and festival appearances. The new tour stops include Sacramento, Santa Cruz, Tempe, Tucson, Las Vegas, Salt Lake City, Portland, Seattle and Philadelphia, among others. For more information, head to the band’s official website.The Magpie Salute have a 10-track, self-titled debut album expected to drop on June 9th. Listen to their first single, “Omission.”According to the press release, there is wide open musical freedom on the band’s debut album, with half of the songs coming in over seven minutes in length, and the musicians’ wide-ranging roots are reflected in the diverse selections. They offer fresh takes of The Black Crowes’ “What Is Home” and “Wiser Time,” and interpret songs by Delaney and Bonnie (“Comin’ Home”), Bobby Hutcherson (“Goin’ Down South”), War (“War Drums”), Pink Floyd (“Fearless”), the Faces (“Glad and Sorry”), Bob Marley (“Time Will Tell,” which The Black Crowes covered on their second album) and the traditional “Ain’t No More Cane.”See below for the full tour schedule.
Free Press Summer Festival in Houston saw their innovative mobile beer-ordering service take off this year, making waves and potentially revolutionizing the way that music festivals sell alcohol. This new app powered by Tapin2 and designed by Float Hybrid was integrated into the festival’s existing phone app and let fans over the age of 21 skip the beer lines totally, instead allowing them to order via the mobile app. Once their drinks were ordered, people were directed to pick up their beers at any of the designated tents around the festival, making this a win-win for beer drinkers who got to get back to the music ASAP without fumbling around with cash or credit cards and for drink vendors, who could serve brews more efficiently.Tedeschi Trucks Band Teams With Craft For Causes To Create Special Brews Benefiting CharityWhile one can easily imagine the potential problems that might have developed with this implementation of this true technological marvel, the service seems to have gone off without a hitch. In a recent press release about the service, Float Hybrid noted that the average transaction time for those using the order-ahead feature of the app was only 1.5 minutes and that 100% of customers surveyed responded that they were satisfied by the experience after using the beer-ordering app. The festival previously used a version of the order-ahead beer app last year, this year’s festival saw the use of the app grow 18%, with a full three-fourths of the festival’s attendees adopting it.Free Press Summer Festival is clearly ahead of the curve with this digital feature, but we can only hope that we start seeing this technology pop up at other events around the country. While many of us savor the greater ability to disconnect from technology for a few days over the course of a music festival, this might be one exception everyone is down with.