The death of Prince has been mourned the world over, as the tragic Purple One passed away last Thursday at the age of 57. While most everyone has performed tributes to the late great artist, those closest to him, musically speaking, have remained somewhat silent.In a truly emotional moment, the great D’Angelo sat down at a Wurlitzer piano and performed a solo version of Prince’s “Venus Di Milo.” Captured just days after Prince’s death, D’Angelo is clearly mourning the loss of someone so inspirational to his own music. While the tribute is only two minutes in length, it is a truly moving tribute to the late artist.Listen to D’Angelo’s take on “Venus Di Milo,” below:The R&B star will also appear on tonight’s episode of The Tonight Show With Jimmy Fallon for a tribute to Prince, alongside some special guests not yet announced. Tune in tonight!
Despite the band’s public hatred against their first hit single, Radiohead shocked concert attendees with a bust-out “Creep” performance earlier tonight in Paris at Le Zénith. While we all know it to be the song that initially defined the band and its success, “Creep” hasn’t actually been performed live since August 30, 2009. The band would even describe the single as “crap” and told the Guardian that any fans who requested the song in concert were “anally retarded.” Well one fan did make the request, and the band did play it. “This is for the funny guy shouting ‘Creep’ in the back,” Yorke said from the stage. “Only to shock you.” And of course, the crowd went wild.Watch Prince Cover “Creep” At 2008 Coachella PerformanceBut how could a band hate their own song so much? In a 1996 feature with the Guardian, frontman Thom Yorke describes how the song popularized the band after the release of their first two EPs, with “Creep” eventually making its way way onto their first full-length album Pablo Honey. With this fame, however, came torrential downfall.“We sucked Satan’s cock,” Yorke explains about the two-year tour that followed their early success, stunting the creative growth of any new music to come from the band until The Bends came out in 1995. “It took a year-and-a-half to get back to the people we were… to cope with it emotionally.” Guitarist Johnny Greenwood added, “We were like paranoid little mice in cages…We were scared of our instruments, scared of every note not being right.”In addition to their shocking performance of “Creep,” Radiohead played “True Love Waits” as for the first time in ten years. They also made their tour debuts of “No Surprises” from OK Computer and “Pyramid Song” from Amnesiac, in addition to songs off their new album A Moon Shaped Pool (read the review here). The full set played out as 17 songs, with a 5 song encore, and 2 song second encore, totaling 24 songs. Sounds like Paris had quite the night!CreepTrue Love WaitsNo SurprisesDaydreamingPresent TenseRadiohead in Paris @ Le Zénith 5/23/16:Burn the WitchDaydreamingDecks DarkDesert Island DiskFul StopLotus FlowerThe National AnthemMy Iron LungNo Surprises (First performance since 2009)Bloom (Happy Birthday sung to Phil)IdentikitThe NumbersSeparatorThe GloamingEverything in Its Right PlaceIdiotequeBodysnatchersEncore:True Love Waits (First full performance since 2006)Present TenseParanoid AndroidTinker Tailor Soldier Sailor Rich Man Poor Man Beggar Man ThiefWeird Fishes/ArpeggiEncore 2:Creep (First performance since 2009)Pyramid Song[H/T CoS]
moe. made their mark on Summer Camp Music Festival last night, welcoming out the legendary punk/funk band Fishbone for an amazing rendition of Prince’s “Purple Rain.” Fishbone delivered a madcap set of songs earlier in the day, but they stayed around to help the festival hosts pay tribute to the fallen musical icon. Fishbone front man Angelo Moore, AKA Dr. Madd Vibe, not only nailed the vocals but added a stellar sax solo, while moe. guitarist Al Schnier gave his all on Prince’s signature guitar solo. Our own Rex Thomson was on hand to film the tribute and share it with the world, and you can watch the footage below.
[Via WNRN Website] Last Friday, we reported about an independent radio station, WNRN, that was planning a 24-hour Phish marathon in honor of their appearance of the 2016 edition of Lockn’. The Charlottesville, VA station fulfilled their promise with 24 hours of Phish programming, with selections spanning the band’s entire career.The station only took three commercial breaks during the 24 hour period, which spanned from 6 PM on Friday, June 3rd through 6 PM on the 4th. The full list includes some iconic selections, including the band’s 2000 show in Japan, Hampton Comes Alive, some Live Phish tracks, and more. The station also does a Grateful Dead program on Saturday mornings, and used the time to play Dead music with Trey Anastasio on lead guitar (i.e. Fare Thee Well and Furthur with Anastasio from Lockn’ 2013).You can see the full setlist below. If you’re as big of a Phish nerd as we are, you’ll be glad you did.WNRN’s Phish Playlist06:00:22p Phish Cavern 2013/10/18 Hampton, VA06:12:21p Phish Tweezer>Taste 3/7/09 Hampton Coliseum. Hampton, VA06:42:47p Phish Weekapaug Groove 7/2/1997 Amsterdam, NL07:01:43p Phish Rift Hampton Comes Alive07:13:09p Phish Divided Sky 2/17/1997 Amsterdam, NL07:34:50p Phish Undermind 8/31/2012 Dick’s Sporting Goods Commerce, CO07:56:20p Phish Gumbo 3/07/2009 Hampton Coliseum. Hampton, VA08:01:43p Phish My Friend, My Friend 6/15/10 nTelos Pavilion Portsmouth VA08:15:15p Phish Harpua >2001>Harpua 7/16/1994 Sugarbush Summerstage. North Fayston, VT08:42:10p Phish Wilson > My Soul 2/17/1997 Amsterdam, NL08:56:53p Phish The Wedge 12/05/2009 JPJA Charlottesville, VA09:03:10p Phish Sneakin’ Sally Thru The Alley 12/05/2009 JPJA Charlottesville, VA09:18:05p Phish Carini 2013/10/18 Hampton, VA09:42:23p Phish Stash > I Didn’t Know 6/15/95 Lakewood Amphitheatre – Atlanta, GA10:03:24p Phish Julius 12/7/1995 Niagara Falls Convention Center. Niagara Falls, NY10:17:12p Phish Boogie On Reggae Woman > NICU Hampton Comes Alive10:37:40p Phish The Mango Song> Down w/ Disease 6/18/94 Set: I UIC Pavilion – Univ10:59:46p Phish Heavy Things 3/07/2009 Hampton Coliseum. Hampton, VA11:05:28p Phish Punch You in the Eye 3/07/2009 Hampton Coliseum. Hampton, VA11:19:41p Phish Ghost 7/1/1997 Amsterdam, NL11:47:58p Phish The Lizards 8/26/1989 Townshed, VT Live Phish Vol. 912:01:10a Phish Gumbo 6/14/2000 Drum Lodge, Fukuoka, Japan12:01:10a Phish Llama 6/14/2000 Drum Lodge, Fukuoka, Japan12:01:10a Phish Fee 6/14/2000 Drum Lodge, Fukuoka, Japan12:54:19a Phish Split Open And Melt 6/14/2000 Drum Lodge, Fukuoka, Japan01:09:38a Phish Back On The Train 6/14/2000 Drum Lodge, Fukuoka, Japan01:23:11a Phish Twist 6/14/2000 Drum Lodge, Fukuoka, Japan01:41:22a Phish Fukuoka Jam #1 6/14/2000 Drum Lodge, Fukuoka, Japan01:57:42a Phish Walk Away 6/14/2000 Drum Lodge, Fukuoka, Japan02:04:41a Phish Fukuoka Jam #2 6/14/2000 Drum Lodge, Fukuoka, Japan02:11:48a Phish 2001 6/14/2000 Drum Lodge, Fukuoka, Japan02:26:00a Phish The Squirming Coil 6/14/2000 Drum Lodge, Fukuoka, Japan02:39:16a Phish Tube Hampton Comes Alive02:43:29a Phish Quinn The Eskimo Hampton Comes Alive02:48:11a Phish Driver Hampton Comes Alive02:51:50a Phish Split Open And Melt Hampton Comes Alive02:59:51a Phish Axilla I Hampton Comes Alive03:09:37a Phish Axilla I Hampton Comes Alive03:19:12a Phish Harry Hood > Character Zero Hampton Comes Alive03:41:51a Phish Cavern Hampton Comes Alive03:46:19a Phish Wilson > Big Black Furry Creature Hampton Comes Alive03:58:38a Phish Llama Veterans Memorial Auditorium Columbus, OH 6/22/9404:03:08a Phish The Divided Sky 8/26/1989 Townshed Family Park. Townshed, VT Live Phish Vol. 904:17:35a Phish Water in the Sky 7/10/99 E Centre, Camden NJ Live Phish Vol:804:23:29a Phish Tube Hampton Comes Alive04:27:42a Phish David Bowie 6/15/1995 Lakewood Amphitheater. Atlanta, GA04:53:21a Phish First Tube 6/15/10 nTelos Pavilion Portsmouth VA04:59:51a Phish Funky Bitch Hampton Comes Alive05:07:29a Phish Split Open And Melt Hampton Comes Alive05:22:20a Phish Boogie On Reggae Woman > NICU Hampton Comes Alive05:34:00a Phish Bathtub Gin > The Vibration of Life 11/19/1996 Municipal Auditorium. Kansas City MO05:52:25a Phish Sanity 10/31/96 Omni Atlanta, GA Live Phish Vol :1505:58:09a Phish Dogs Stole Things Hampton Comes Alive06:05:11a Phish Train Song 8/13/1996 Deer Creek Music Center. Noblesville IN Live Phish Vol. 1206:08:12a Phish Waste 8/13/1996 Deer Creek Music Center. Noblesville IN Live Phish Vol. 1206:17:13a Phish You Enjoy Myself 10/14/1995 Austin Music Hall, Austin, TX06:47:53a Phish Bittersweet Motel 8/19/1998 Lemonwheel, Limestone, Maine06:51:36a Phish Wading In The Velvet Sea Hampton Comes Alive06:58:26a Phish Roggae Hampton Comes Alive07:08:53a Phish Wolfman’s Brother 2013/10/18 Hampton, VA07:20:39a Phish Halley’s Comet 9/18/2000 Blossom Music Center – Cuyahoga Falls, OH07:39:30a Phish The Horse > Silent in the Morning 7/16/1994 Sugarbush Summerstage07:46:02a Phish AC/ DC Bag 6/15/10 nTelos Pavilion Portsmouth VA07:54:21a Phish First Tube 6/15/10 nTelos Pavilion Portsmouth VA08:04:13a Phish Theme from the Bottom 6/15/10 nTelos Pavilion Portsmouth VA08:12:30a Phish Character Zero 3/7/09 Hampton Coliseum. Hampton, VA08:22:13a Phish Timber > Billy Breathes 2/17/1997 Amsterdam, NL08:36:01a Phish Lifeboy 8/13/1996 Deer Creek Music Center. Noblesville IN Live Phish Vol. 1208:46:19a Phish Foam Hampton Comes Alive08:56:08a Phish When The Circus Comes 2013/10/18 Hampton, VA09:09:29a 5:40 Grateful Dead Built to Last Fare Thee Well Soldier Field. Chicago, IL 7/5/201509:15:10a 14:34 Grateful Dead China Cat Sunflower>I Know You Rider Fare Thee Well Soldier Field. Chicago, IL 7/5/201509:36:59a 7:52 Grateful Dead Samson and Delilah Fare Thee Well Soldier Field. Chicago, IL 7/5/201509:48:14a 13:38 Grateful Dead Truckin’ Fare Thee Well Soldier Field. Chicago, IL 7/5/201510:10:42a 13:10 Grateful Dead Cassidy Fare Thee Well Soldier Field. Chicago, IL 7/5/201510:32:25a 7:43 Grateful Dead Althea Fare Thee Well Soldier Field. Chicago, IL 7/5/201510:46:42a 11:00 Grateful Dead Not Fade Away Fare Thee Well Soldier Field. Chicago, IL 7/5/201511:04:58a 7:04 Furthur with Trey Anastasio Bertha 9/7/13 at Lockn’ Music Festival11:16:13a 4:43 Phish Sample In A Jar 6/22/1994 Veterans Memorial Auditorium. Columbus, OH11:25:36a 7:47 Phish Ya Mar 12/05/2009 JPJA Charlottesville, VA11:39:54a 6:54 Phish Piper Hampton Comes Alive11:53:02a 4:54 Phish Sweet Virginia 12/05/2009 JPJA Charlottesville, VA12:02:32p 4:20 Phish My Generation Live Phish Vol: 14 Rosemont Il12:04:02p 6:50 Phish Roses Are Free 10/20/2013 Hampton Coliseum, Hampton VA12:10:53p 3:42 Phish Takin’ Care of Business 10/20/13 Hampton, VA12:22:16p 5:38 Phish 2001 6/15/10 nTelos Pavilion Portsmouth VA12:27:55p 7:08 Phish Rock and Roll Live Phish Vol: 5 7/8/00 Alpine Theater, WI12:41:12p 2:41 Phish Sabotage (Live) Hampton Comes Alive12:43:54p 6:04 Phish Boogie on Reggae Woman (Live) Hampton Comes Alive12:56:14p 6:55 Phish Loving Cup (Live) Live Phish 3/6/09 Hampton Va01:03:01p 7:23 Phish Gettin’ Jiggy Wit It Hampton Comes Alive01:09:01p 4:57 Phish Bold As Love 8/26/1989 Townshed Family Park. Townshed, VT Live Phish Vol. 901:13:59p 5:11 Phish Cities SLIP, STITCH, & PASS01:19:12p 3:14 Phish Peaches en Regalia Chicago 9401:29:13p 4:34 Phish La Grange (Live)01:33:48p 4:52 Phish Tubthumping Hampton Comes Alive01:42:54p 4:41 Phish Frankenstein 12/14/1995 Broome County Arena. Binghamton, NY01:47:36p 6:38 Phish Funky Bitch Hampton Comes Alive01:54:14p 5:21 Phish Sanity 10/31/96 Omni Atlanta, GA Live Phish Vol :1502:08:04p 9:06 Phish It’s Ice 3/07/2009 Hampton Coliseum. Hampton, VA02:17:10p 6:04 Phish Mound 2013/10/18 Hampton, VA02:23:15p 6:36 Phish Saw It Again 7/1/1997 Amsterdam, NL02:36:06p 6:10 Phish Guelah Papyrus Hampton Comes Alive02:42:17p 5:37 Phish If I Could 6/22/1994 Veterans Memorial Auditorium. Columbus, OH02:55:30p 3:47 Phish Dinner And A Movie 8/26/1989 Townshed Family Park. Townshed, VT Live Phish Vol. 903:00:00p 7:33 Phish Sleeping Monkey 8/13/1996 Deer Creek Music Center. Noblesville IN Live Phish Vol. 1203:07:33p 9:06 Phish Bug 08/14/2010 Alpine Valley Music Theatre. East Troy, WI03:16:39p 9:06 Phish Ocelot 2013/10/18 Hampton, VA03:25:45p 2:17 Phish Dog Faced Boy 6/18/94 Set: I UIC Pavilion – Univ03:28:02p 12:26 Phish Llama 7/2/1997 Amsterdam, NL03:40:38p 10:09 Phish Guyute 12/7/1995 Niagara Falls Convention Center. Niagara Falls, NY03:58:55p 8:33 Phish Taste 6/15/10 nTelos Pavilion Portsmouth VA04:16:24p 9:07 Phish Runaway Jim 2013/10/18 Hampton, VA04:34:05p 10:18 Phish Maze 6/22/1994 Veterans Memorial Auditorium. Columbus, OH04:51:02p 6:39 Phish Suzy Greenberg 2013/10/18 Hampton, VA04:58:04p 6:40 Phish Fee 6/14/2000 Drum Lodge, Fukuoka, Japan05:11:25p 2:43 Phish Old Home Place 12/05/2009 JPJA Charlottesville, VA05:17:36p 10:13 Phish Run Like An Antelope 12/05/2009 JPJA Charlottesville, VA05:36:39p 6:36 Phish Chalk Dust Torture 2013/10/18 Hampton, VA05:49:41p 4:04 Phish Dirt 7/1/1997 Amsterdam, NL05:59:18p 4:11 Phish Sparkle 2013/10/18 Hampton, VA
Edit this setlist | More Radiohead setlists Radiohead are currently on a brief U.S. tour in support of their beautiful new album A Moon Shaped Pool. The tour started last week, with the band triumphantly returned to Madison Square Garden after a 13 year absence. They played OK Computer track “Let Down” for the first time in 10 years on night one, then they surprised almost everyone in the room on night two when they played “Creep” for the first time on American soil since 2004. Radiohead’s two nights at MSG were a warm-up for an even bigger performance: a headlining set at Chicago’s Lollapalooza. Their set turned out to be one for the ages, with a career-spanning setlist filled with fan-favorites, relative rarities, and the unique atmosphere that only Radiohead can provide.The band has started every show this summer with the first five tracks from AMSP, but, for the first time this summer, left out tracks 3 and 4 (the groovy “Decks Dark” and the acoustic “Desert Island Disk”), opting instead to skip from the beautiful “Daydreaming” straight into the synth-induced panic attack that is “Ful Stop”. The band kept the energy extremely high, following the new material with some of their most intense songs in “2+2=5”, “Myxomatosis”, “My Iron Lung”, and “Climbing Up The Walls”. Fan favorites “Pyramid Song”, “The Gloaming”, “Weird Fishes/Arpeggi”, and “There There” all made their way into the set as well, and the band of course included their traditional classics “Everything In It’s Right Place” and “Idioteque towards the end of the set.Radiohead returned for their encore with another version of “Let Down”, now played at all three U.S. shows this summer after the aforementioned 10 year gap. “Paranoid Android” is one of Radiohead’s best live songs, and the epic multi-section tune worked wonders at Lollapalooza. “Nude” is, in contrast, Radiohead’s most delicate song, so pairing these two together, followed by the encore-closing rager of “Bodysnatchers”, shows the band’s diversity.They took one more short encore break before taking the stage one more time, delivering an epic pairing of “Street Spirit (Fade Out)” and “Karma Police” that left the crowd singing into the night’s sky as they exited the massive festival.Radiohead’s set was streamed on Sunday, and thanks to YouTube user MusicFest we can now watch Radiohead’s incredible Lollapalooza set in all of its glory.
Colorado sure loves its bluegrass festivals—RockyGrass, Winter Wondergrass, Telluride Bluegrass Festival—but none are quite as intimate or isolated as YarmonyGrass. Celebrating its 11th year this past weekend, the festival is nestled on the banks of the Colorado River at Rancho Del Rio surrounded by mountains, including its namesake Mt. Yarmony to the West. It is hard to find a more beautiful setting for a music festival.During the days, the river was filled with swimmers and a laughable fleet of inflatable vessels. Participants relied on anything they could muster to float the winding stretch of flat water connecting Rancho Del Rio and State Bridge four miles downstream–paddle boards, duckies, mattresses, inner tubes, rainbow unicorns, you name it. Back for the first time in five years, a “floating stage” hit the river midday Saturday with the aptly named Whitewater Ramble playing a set on rafts while a long line of festival-goers floated along for the ride. During the nights, a non-stop flow of music poured over the grounds from two stages. The Main Stage faced an open lawn and the intimate Saloon Stage was on a deck that featured half-hour tweener sets from up-in-comers on the bluegrass scene including the Kitchen Dwellers, Caribou Mountain Collective, and Whiskey Tango.The Jeff Austin Band headlined Friday, drawing the largest crowd of the weekend. In his usual quirky nature, Austin announced how excited he was to be “by all the freakers by the river” and continued to play a dark, experimental set with his four-piece band. To the pleasure of many longtime fans of Yonder Mountain String Band, Austin dove into nostalgic material he has been reluctant to play since his departure from the band, including “Dawn’s Early Light” and an encore of “Raleigh and Spencer” with a Roosevelt Collier sit-in. Though Austin’s choppy mandolin certainly led, it was virtuosic banjo player Ryan Cavanaugh that stole the show every time his number was called for a solo. Early Main Stage performances Saturday included an evening set from the Grateful Dead cover specialists Uptown Toodeloo String Band and Andy Hall’s Joint Set, dobro extraordinaire from the Infamous Stringdusters. Hall’s set began with a beautiful rendition of “This Little Light of Mine” with Roosevelt Collier (the two announced they will be releasing an album together) before bringing a full bluegrass band to the stage to work through a handful of unique covers. But Saturday night belonged to the Drunken Hearts. Bringing a welcomed change of pace from the traditional bluegrass prominent for much of the weekend, their Main Stage set opened up into a number of rocking jams (Steve Miller Band’s “Swingtown” may have been the best) that let the chops of lead guitarist Rob Eaton Jr, bassist Jon McCartan, and drummer Alex Johnson truly shine.Even after playing the set of the weekend, or maybe because of it, the Hearts were enlisted as the primary backing band for Roosevelt Collier’s Colorado Get Down. Bringing out almost a dozen guest musicians before he was done, the pedal steel guitar specialist Collier continued on a funkier path that included an extended rendition of Billy Cobham’s fusion classic “Stratus” and Stevie Wonder’s “Superstition.”If you were to nominate the MVP of this year’s festival, it would certainly have to be former Leftover Salmon keyboardist Bill McKay. It seemed as though his rig never left the main stage and his signature brand of honky-tonk, rag-tag playing shined on sit-ins in with Coral Creek, the Drunken Hearts, Uptown Toodeloo String Band, Andy Hall, and more.Over a decade after its inception, YarmonyGrass is now one of the state’s premier musical destinations. With breathtaking scenery and tight-knit community of loyal patrons, it sure looks like it’s going to stay that way.Check out more photos from the event, courtesy of Elliot Siff Photography (Facebook)!
Last night, Athens, GA rockers Widespread Panic continued their Fall Tour with their second and final performance at the newly opened Ford Amphitheater at Coney Island Boardwalk. The same rowdy crowd that was there Friday night was back again and then some, as the scene on the boardwalk seemed virtually twice as big as the night before. The cool ocean breeze that swept over the beach pre-show was a welcome change after Friday’s swampy heat, and as a beautiful sunset painted the skies above the venue, a rainbow appeared over Coney Island’s iconic carnival rides.With the breathtaking views–and the strength of Friday’s performance–the audience was already buzzing when the band took the stage. From the opening “Disco”, the band made their intentions clear–tonight was going to be a classic dance party. Fourteen of the twenty songs performed were debuted by the band in 1990 or before, making for a show stacked with early Panic and well-loved cover staples (“Stop~Go”, “C. Brown”, “Conrad”, “Pigeons”, “Driving Song”, and “Tie Your Shoes”: 1986; “Arleen”, “Genesis”, and “Bowlegged Woman”: 1987; “Disco”, and “Jack”: 1988; “Rock”: 1989; “Fishwater” and “Ribs and Whiskey”: 1990).“Disco” dissolved into a spacey, Jimmy Herring-led outro jam. Next, the band launched into a well-executed three-song sequence, flowing seamlessly from “Stop~Go” into “Rock” into “Heroes” without skipping a beat. Another three-song run followed, as “Airplane” kept up the energy in the room before segueing into fan-favorite Winston Riley cover “Arleen” and, finally, into the anthemic “C. Brown”. An emotional “Genesis” came next, before a ripping “Conrad”, put an exclamation point on a top-notch first set.The band kicked off Set 2 with Howlin’ Wolf‘s “Tail Dragger”, a staple of the band’s setlists over the last five years. From there on, Widespread Panic launched into the stratosphere and never looked back, putting on a truly memorable set for the Brooklyn crowd. An excellent “Pigeons” got the ball rolling before segueing into “Jack”. “Driving Song” materialized out of “Jack” to roaring approval from the audience, and segued into an extended “Tie Your Shoes”, which the band brought to a raucous peak before diving into “Pilgrims”. While keyboardist “Jo Jo” Herman was notably “on” all night, “Pilgrims” was where his funky keyboard grooves shined the brightest, propelling some locked-in improvisation that eventually made its way back to a “Driving Song” reprise.Next, singer-guitarist John Bell drove the ladies in the audience crazy (and–lets be honest–the guys too) with a steamy rendition of Tom Waits‘ “Goin’ Out West”, before a rowdy “Fishwater” > “Bowlegged Woman” > “Fishwater” sandwich brought the set to a close.Any devoted fan of any band is well-acquainted with the idea of a “piss break song.” Of course, you hope that every song at a show will be so incredible that you can’t look away, but sometimes nature calls, and a so-so tune can be a greatly appreciated window to take care of business. Last night, Panic caught fire as soon as they hit the stage, and stayed red-hot ’til the final notes rang out. Coney Island Night 2 had no “piss breaks” to speak of, and the ecstatic crowd happily “held it”–transfixed by a band performing at the top of their game.Finally, the band returned for a two-song encore to cap off a stellar weekend on the boardwalk, with the whole theater singing along to “Ribs and Whiskey” and the Talking Heads‘ “Life During Wartime”. After getting their footing in D.C. this past week, Panic truly hit their stride in Brooklyn this weekend. With Fall Tour 2016 heating up, you can expect the band to ride this wave of momentum as they make their way to Philadelphia’s Mann Center tonight.You can watch fan-shot video of “Heroes” and “Pigeons” below, courtesy of YouTube user danfro.“Heroes”“Pigeons”Check out the full setlist below, via PanicStream.9/10/16 – Widespread Panic | Ford Amphitheater At Coney Island Boardwalk | Brooklyn, NYSet 1: Disco, Stop~Go > Rock > Heroes, Airplane > Arleen^ > C. Brown, Genesis^^, Conrad (80 mins)Set 2: Tail Dragger*, Pigeons > Jack > Driving Song > Tie Your Shoes > Pilgrims > Driving Song, Goin’ Out West** > Fishwater > Bowlegged Woman > Fishwater (78 mins)Encore: Ribs and Whiskey, Life During Wartime*** (14 mins)Notes: ^General Echo cover; ^^Jorma Kaukonen cover; *Howlin’ Wolf cover; **Tom Waits cover; ***Talking Heads cover
Coming to Austin, TX from April 6th through the 9th, the annual Euphoria Music Festival has returned with a great initial lineup. The first of three announcements sees Euphoria welcome headliners Alesso, Pretty Lights Live and Young Thugs, topping the bill on a lineup that will keep fans dancing throughout the weekend.The full announcement includes Bob Moses, Chronixx & Zincfence Redemption, The Floozies, The Knocks, Papadosio, Dr. Fresch, Poolside, Tennyson, Unlike Pluto, The Funk Hunters and so many more! You can see the lineup card posted below, and head to the festival’s website for details.
The year of 2016 was certainly an interesting one in the music world. Though many headlines will focus on those who have passed this year, we wanted to reflect on the joyous occasions that music brought throughout 2016. In doing so, we asked a number of musicians to tell us about some of their favorite experiences throughout the year, and will be running features all week to celebrate all things live music.For the final installment of this Year In Review series, we took a slightly different approach and asked, “What music are you mosted excited for in 2017?” Many are looking forward to new releases from their favorite new bands, and several are hoping to be turned on to something totally new and original in the new year. Of course, many of these dedicated musicians are also laser-focused on their own projects, which bodes well for an incredible year of music in 2017Here’s what your favorite artists had to say:Oteil Burbridge (Dead & Company) – I am just excited for music itself in 2017, but specifically I want to study with Weedie Braimah next year.Scrambled Greg (Pigeons Playing Ping Pong) – John Mayer Trio, Phish and discovering more new bands like Organ Freeman.Jesus Coomes (Lettuce) – When Jerry comes back and takes a solo with Lettuce. It should be soon I promise.Simon Allen (The New Mastersounds) – The Bernard Purdie & Friends album which our bassist Pete Shand has written, produced and performed with Brian J from the Pimps. Pete played us a few rough mixes on our tour bus last week and we were blown away – it’s the funkiest, most soulful thing I’ve heard in 10 years. I’m so proud of Pete, and I can’t wait to hear the finished record. There is also a Melvin Sparks live LP coming out in 2017 on my label One Note Records. Melvin died suddenly in 2011 and this was his last recorded live show. The album, produced by Eddie Roberts, captures a wonderful performance at Nectar’s in Burlington, VT featuring Kung Fu organist Beau Sasser, drummer Bill Carbone and the Phish horn section, Dave Grippo and Brian McCarthy. Melvin and his music have had such a big influence on The New Mastersounds (we often play his tunes in our live set) and I’m honoured to have a role in curating this piece of his musical legacy.Mike Gantzer (Aqueous) – Man, so much! I always get psyched when Dopapod puts out new stuff and I know they’re working on an album now; I’m super psyched on the Chicago based band Mungion too, and my goal for 2017 is to catch a Kendrick Lamar show, and an Erykah Badu show- those are both bucket list sets! And of course AQ tour and festival season and seeing the ga-jillion other bands that rule in this scene!Rob Compa (Dopapod) – There’s a lot of fantastic bands out there who deserve and need to be heard by more people. I would love to see those bands get the attention they deserve for how hard they work and how much they pour into their art.Dave Watts (The Motet) – Our new album! (Sorry, does that even count??) [Editor’s Note: Sure does, Watts. We can’t wait for new Motet either!]Seth Walker – Working on some new music with Jano Rix of the Wood Brothers. I want to push the boundaries rhythmically, sonically and lyrically. Gotta keep swinging at it.Oliver Wood (The Wood Brothers) – New Wood Brothers Music! We have the new live record coming out in January and we also start work on a new studio album.JP Biondo (Cabinet) – The unexpected band that I don’t even know I love yet.Chuck Jones (Dopapod) – Jam CruiseCraig Brodhead (Turkuaz) – Jam Cruise.Eli Winderman (Dopapod) – Hopefully Tool and Gorillaz. I’m looking forward to getting into the studio with Dopapod and making some new music as well.Nick Tkachyk (Spafford) – GORILLAZ. PRYDZ. TCHAIKOVSKY.Matt Gibbs (Evolfo) – I’m not sure which of my favorite bands are officially preparing for 2017 releases to be honest! As far as popular stuff I’m aware that LCD Soundsystem and Modest Mouse are working on new albums, I’m pretty excited to see what those dudes are up to. I’m excited about new music from Ty Segall and Meatbodies. There’s so many friends’ bands in Brooklyn that I want more from as well, like Stuyedeyed or Nick Hakim. Can’t wait to hear new material from those guys. Our first full length album Last of the Acid Cowboys will also be out in April and I’m pumped to finally share that with people.Karl Denson – The coming year will be all about the Tiny Universe. I think I’ve completed the pieces of the puzzle to take this musically where I want to go. We’re going to spend a lot of time rehearsing and writing this year in hopes of really creating something long-lasting and memorable. There’s also the possibility of touring Europe with the Rolling Stones. That would be nice too.Sammi Garett (Turkuaz) – TURKUAZTony Hall (Dumpstaphunk) – Dumpstaphunk at Tipitina’sNeal Evans (Dopapod) – Sigur Ros tour ya dummy!David Shaw (The Revivalists) – Hoping for a Childish Gambino tour in 2017.Michael Kang (The String Cheese Incident) – SCI Sound Lab releases for Electric Forest FestivalAlric Carter (TAUK) – Lupe Fiasco and Bonobo new record releasesWilliam Apostol (Billy Strings) – I’m always looking forward to what Greensky Bluegrass is up too.. they just keep cranking out amazing songs and albums. Paul and Dave are 2 of my very favorite songwriters. I can’t wait to see what they have in store for us next!Jeremy Schon (Pigeons Playing Ping Pong) – Vulfpeck and The Big Something.Nigel Hall (Lettuce) – To make more musicEric Bloom (Lettuce) – LETTUCEDominic Peters (Goldfish) – Goldfish’s new albumRuss Lawton (Trey Anastasio Band) – TAB tour/ Red Rocks, Soule Monde’s new album and tour.Pappy Biondo (Cabinet) – Gatos BlancosLaurie Shook – Gregory Alan Isakov new albumRyan Jalbert (The Motet) – I’m personally excited that we blocked a lot of time on our calendars to work on material for our next record so as soon as we get back our New Year’s run we’re going to hit the ground running. Aside from that there are some highly anticipated album releases slated for next year that I’m psyched to check out. I’ve read that Bjork, Damian Marley, Missy, Chronixx, Beck, JT, Phoenix, MGMT, GZA are just a few of the bands projected to drop a new release. Life goes on!Cory Wong (Vulfpeck collaborator) – Kimbra’s last single blew me away. I’m hoping to hear a new full length from her. I’ve also gotta say that I’m super excited for my homie Theo Katzman’s new record to come out. I’ve heard it and it’s SLAMMING. I can’t wait for the world to get their ears on it.”T Sisters – We are so excited for our tour in support of The Wood Brothers on the East Coast in February!
After a lengthy break from The Boulder Theater, the Sam Bush Band made a triumphant, raucous return on Friday night, February 24th. The Energizer Bunny of bluegrass started things out in typical fashion, unleashing a pair of lively bluegrass tunes, “Play By Your Own Rules” and “Transcendental Meditation Blues,” off of his new album, Storyman, to get the crowd moving. With little to prove to his devoted audience, Bush sat back and let his band members shine during the first few songs, particularly banjo player extraordinaire Scott Vestal. Bush took a short break before the next song, introducing it as one of his favorite songs by the late Leon Russell, an early bandmate of his during New Grass Revival’s stint as Leon’s backing band. The band played “One More Love Song” beautifully true to the original, with Bush pouring his heart out in two particularly poignant mandolin solos. It’s often hard to recall all of the great artists Leon Russell collaborated with, but Bush made sure the fans remembered their work together, following up the popular cover with a lesser-known New Grass Revival song.The sprawling set continued with a loose, funky take on Allen Toussaint’s “Sneakin’ Sally Through the Alley.” Made famous by Robert Palmer, and more recently, Phish, the comfortable and familiar groove launched the crowd into an all-out dance party. A couple songs later, the band dusted off the old fan favorite, “Circles Around Me,” leading a nostalgic, all-out singalong to a song that hits close to home for many Coloradans. Grinding on, Bush continued to stretch the boundaries of traditional bluegrass music, playing some impeccable slide mandolin on “Old Joe Clark,” an old mountain ballad made famous by Woody Guthrie, Flatt & Scruggs, and Ricky Skaggs among others. The traditional bluegrass tune quickly slipped into the hard driving newgrass that Bush is famous for, before morphing into an apparent, though elusive, Led Zeppelin tease. Using the heavy rhythm foundation provided by bassist Todd Parks and drummer Chris Brown, the band segued right into Stevie Wonder’s “Superstition,” and then kept on going straight into Rare Earth’s classic “I Just Want to Celebrate.” Finally, and flawlessly, the band returned to “Old Joe Clark” to bring the set to an epic, jaw-dropping close.For the encore, Sam brought out two additional friends, guitarists Chris Daniels and Steve Kovalcheck. Now largely electric, the group ripped through “Speak of the Devil” from the album Ice Caps, Peaks of Telluride, while also candidly reminding all of us to make the annual pilgrimages to Telluride Bluegrass and RockyGrass. Each guitarist, and of course Bush, took a handful of raw, bluesy solos, stretching the song well beyond its usual form. To top it all off, the band treated the audience to a rare cover of Bob Marley’s anthem, “One Love.” With so much doubt and uncertainty throughout the country right now, this seemed a fitting final song. Bush laid down a juicy, reggae-tinged solo before giving his guitarist, Stephen Mougin, as well as Chris Daniels, Scott Vestal, and Steve Tomalchek all one last chance to let it out, and that they did. All in all, the Sam Bush Band managed to deliver an absolute barn-burner to a town that had been itching to see the King of Telluride and his court of pickers for far too long. Catch the Sam Bush Band at the 44th Annual Telluride Bluegrass Festival, June 15th-18th, 2017, and at Lyons, Colorado’s 45th Annual RockyGrass Festival, July 28th-30th, 2017. Check out additional tour dates below, as well a gallery of photos, courtesy of C.B. Klein.Sam Bush Band Tour DatesFebruary 28th Knuckleheads, Kansas City, MOMarch 1st Old Rock House, St. Louis, MOMarch 2nd Old Town School of Folk Music, Chicago, ILMarch 4th Denison Bluegrass Festival, Granville, OHMarch 17th The Lyric Theatre, Birmingham, ALMarch 18th Anastasia Music Festival (March 16-18), St Augustine, FLMar 31st WinterWonderGrass Tahoe (March 31-April 2), Olympic Valley, CAApr 20th Old Settler’s Music Festival (April 20-23), Driftwood, TXApr 22nd The Kessler, Dallas, TXApr 27th MerleFest (April 27-30), Wilkesboro, NCJun 8th Blue Ox Music Festival (June 8-10), Eau Claire, WI Load remaining images