Last night, March 4th, the ever-funky Galactic brought their New Orleans vibes out to Los Angeles for a throwdown at the Fonda Theatre. Spirits were high for the NOLA-drenched affair, as Galactic is performing with an absolute fire. On the heels of their recently-released Into The Deep, Galactic will take no prisoners, and they rolled in to town with support from vocalists Erica Falls and Cyril Neville. Galactic’s Rob Mercurio Tells Us Why Their Jazz Fest Shows Are Not To Be MissedFortunately, photographer Brandon Weil was on the scene to capture the magic. Check out his photos below: Load remaining images Check out the full gallery of images below:
The Claypool Lennon Delirium continue to bewilder, bringing a truly psychedelic sound that falls somewhere between Primus, The Beatles, and Pink Floyd. It’s more than just those elements though, as the CLD have a uniqueness that transcends their influences and creates something larger than its whole. After just releasing their debut album, The Monolith of Phobos, the band continues to promote the new release with an extensive tour and, now, their first-ever television performance.For the band’s debut, they found their way onto The Late Late Show With James Corden, finding the groove on their original song “Breath Of A Salesman.” If you’re looking for a reason to hang, then watch the stream below.Claypool Lennon pick up their tour on July 21st in Seattle, WA.
As per annual tradition, Phish returned to the Saratoga Performing Arts Center for three nights of pure jamming. Now a few shows into their summer tour, a return to SPAC over July 4th weekend signaled a homecoming of sorts for area fans. How would Phish fare for their return to SPAC? Through the first notes of “Stealing Time From The Faulty Plan,” the band never relented, bringing some nonstop energy throughout their jams.Whether it was the attacking Halloween instrumental “The Birds” or the classic “NICU,” the band has been locked and loaded for this first set. After those two, it was the tour debut of Talking Heads’ “Cities” and “David Bowie” that kept the crowd moving and grooving. The “Free” next in the setlist was some great rock, before Mike Gordon took the reigns on a bluegrassy “Uncle Pen.” The standard Americana piece was busted out on the tour opener, and brought a lighthearted moment before the band broke into “Halfway To The Moon.” They took their time, as the Page McConnell original was nicely developed with some great guitar work.The set continued with a new song debut, a lighthearted funky number called “Let’s Go,” marking the 7th debut of tour. The Gordon-led vocal track was catchy an even featured some rapping from the bassist.After a cool down moment in “Waiting All Night,” the group kept the set going with classic Phish tune “Bathtub Gin.” The nicely stretched out version brought the set to a frenzy before bringing out a raging “Golgi Apparatus.” Trey Anastasio proclaimed the set over before being convinced into one more song: “The Squirming Coil.” We’ll catch up with you after the show! If you’re in the Saratoga area, be sure to stop by the Putnam Den for a late night 80’s dance party hosted by The Heavy Pets. You can find more info about the show here, and tickets will be available at the door.Setlist: Phish at Saratoga Performing Arts Center, Saratoga, NY – 7/1/16 Set 1: Stealing Time From the Faulty Plan, The Birds > NICU, Cities, David Bowie, Free, Uncle Pen, Halfway to the Moon, Let’s Go, Waiting All Night > Bathtub Gin > Golgi Apparatus, The Squirming Coil
Beloved rock n’ roller Steve Winwood continues to stay active, recently touring with Steely Dan and performing his own headlining gigs. The multi-instrumentalist has a career packed with hits from bands like the Spencer Davis Group, Traffic and Blind Faith, making each show a unique opportunity to capture his iconic catalog in the live setting.Fortunately for fans, Winwood has announced plans for a 10-date run of shows. Primarily along the East Coast, Winwood will hit venues like the Beacon Theatre, The Orpheum Theatre, Ryman Auditorium and so many more! The tour runs from April 20th through May 10th, hitting venues up and down the coastline and ending at the Hard Rock Live in Orlando, FL.Check out the full tour schedule below, and head to Winwood’s Facebook page for details.Steve Winwood Tour DatesApr 20 – The Space At Westbury Theater, Westbury, NYApr 21 – The Beacon Theatre, New York NYApr 22 – Tower Theater, Upper Darby, PAApr 24 – Count Basie Theater, Red Bank, NJApr 25 – The Lyric, Baltimore, MDApr 27 – Orpheum Theatre, Boston, MAApr 28 – Foxwoods Resort Casino, Mashantucket, CTApr 29 – Seneca Allegany Event Center, Salamanca, NYMay 1 – Warner Theatre, Washington, DCMay 2 – Carpenter Theatre, Richmond, VAMay 5 – St. Augustine Amphitheatre, Saint Augustine, FLMay 6 – Hard Rock Live Orlando, Orlando, FLMay 9 – Peace Center Concert Hall, Greenville, SCMay 10 – Ryman Auditorium, Nashville, TN
[h/t – CBS News] According to CBS News, 1969’s famed Woodstock Music & Art Fair—Bethel Woods Center for the Arts–has been added to the National Register of Historic Places, the nation’s official list of sites with historic significance worthy of being protected and preserved. New York Governor Andrew Cuomo made the official announcement on Tuesday, referring to the festival as “a pivotal moment in both New York and American history.” The festival was famously documented in Michael Wadleigh‘s 1970 documentary, Woodstock. In the decades since Woodstock, the event has become synonymous with the 1960’s and the “Summer of Love,” and has been used as a distilled reference point for that era in American culture ever since.Celebrating Woodstock’s Anniversary With Its Top 15 PerformancesThe festival, which took place at took at Max Yasgur‘s 600-acre dairy farm, was originally planned as a ticketed spanning from August 15th – August 17th, 1969 for an estimated 200,000 concertgoers. However, the grounds were decimated by weather and the mud bath that ensued, the gates (and surrounding highways) were overloaded by eager fans, and a myriad of other issues caused the event to stretch to roughly noontime on August 18th. At its peak, attendance swelled to an astonishing 400,000 people. The festival was the seminal event of the free-loving 1960’s counterculture: appropriately messy and out-of-control, yet uniquely powerful and beautiful.You can watch footage of Jimi Hendrix’s iconic solo electric guitar rendition of “The Star Spangled Banner” from his weekend-closing set at Woodstock–which began at 9am the day after the festival was set to finish:The site which was later converted to a permanent amphitheater, Bethel Woods, which would host additional festivals (like Mysteryland) and notable bands like Phish, who played a three-night run at the Hudson Valley venue in 2011. You can listen to Phish’s fantastic soundcheck performance of “Waves” from the day before their Bethel Woods run below, courtesy of YouTube user BurningShoreProphet . OG:
On December 28th, the funk stars of Lettuce will kick off a four-night run on the East Coast, starting with a lone date at Boston’s Paradise Rock Club on the 28th. From there, the band will begin a three-night run to ring in the new year at New York’s Brooklyn Bowl falling across December 29th through 31st. Earlier today, Lettuce announced some changes in its lineup for their upcoming New Year’s Eve run—given that guitarist Adam “Shmeeans” Smirnoff will be “welcoming a brand new addition to the Lettuce family,” the band has tapped the legendary guitarist and frequent collaborator John Scofield to serve as a special guest for all three performances at Brooklyn Bowl in his stead.Lettuce Announces 2018 Headlining TourLettuce Rages Red Rocks With Ghostface Killah, George Porter Jr., John Scofield, And More [Photos/Videos]You can head over to the band’s website for more information about this upcoming New Year’s Eve run featuring special guest John Scofield.[Photo: Phierce Photo]
North Coast Music Festival is returning to Union Park in Chicago, IL on August 31 through September 2, 2018. Today, the festival promised that it will reveal its full lineup in early May. However, North Coast’s graphic for this announcement drops a major hint pointing towards British funk group Jamiroquai as headliners.Earlier this month, Jamiroquai returned to the U.S. for their first shows back in thirteen years. In addition to both weekends of Coachella, the group performed at San Francisco’s Bill Graham Civic Auditorium. On September 8th, the band will return to the U.S. to perform at Forest Hills Stadium in Queens, NY.Additionally, Suwannee Hulaween recently revealed the dates for their 2018 festival (October 26th to 28th) with a short animated video and snuck in a massive hint pointing to Jamiroquai as their headliner. In the clip, the band’s familiar silhouette symbol appears in the corner of the frame, suggesting that Jamiroquai will be performing at the sixth annual event.See below for official proof of North Coast Music Festival’s first major headliner. Head to the festival’s website for more information.
In a new Facebook post, singer-songwriter Bonnie Raitt announced that she has canceled the first leg of her tour with James Taylor, citing that she’ll need the time to recover from an upcoming surgery, which she discovered she needed during a recent doctor’s visit. However, while the news of the cancelation is difficult for fans, happily, Raitt also shared that the “prognosis is good and a full recovery is expected.”Bonnie Raitt also shared a statement with fans in the Facebook post, adding:I’m deeply sorry to have to disappoint my fans, James and colleagues with these cancellations. I was so looking forward to our tour, but I’m very grateful that the doctors feel this can be taken care of with surgery. I’m feeling strong and am in great hands with my wonderful team. I fully expect to return for the second leg of the US tour in June followed by our European tour in July.Thank you all for your concern and understanding that the best gift you could give me is respecting my wish for privacy and giving me space to heal. Can’t wait to see you all back on the road again soon!Given Raitt’s last-minute cancelation, for the canceled tour dates, James Taylor will perform two sets, with the shows billed as an “Evening With James Taylor & His All-Star Band.” James Taylor’s solo tour will begin on May 8th in Jacksonville, Florida, and extends through a show on St. Paul, Minnesota on June 22nd, when Raitt is expected to rejoin the tour. During Taylor’s shows on May 29th in Phoenix and May 31st and June 1st in Hollywood, it was recently announced that Sheryl Crow will appear with Taylor.You can read Bonnie Raitt’s official post on the cancelation below. For more information about James Taylor’s tour or for refunds, head here.[H/T JamBase]
Photo: Conrad Meyer Grandoozy—the latest major festival presented by Superfly, the masterminds behind nationally renowned music festivals like Bonnaroo and Outside Lands–made its official debut over the weekend at Denver, Colorado’s Overland Golf Course. In addition to culinary attractions, art, beer, and outdoor experiences, the three-day music lineup featured headlining performances from Kendrick Lamar, Florence & The Machine, and Stevie Wonder on Friday, Saturday, and Sunday, respectively. The festival also included performances from The Chainsmokers, Logic, Sturgill Simpson, Miguel, Phoenix, Young The Giant, St. Vincent, The War On Drugs, De La Soul, Mavis Staples, Big K.R.I.T., Bishop Briggs, Karl Denson’s Tiny Universe, Tennis, Jade Bird, Andy Frasco & The U.N., and more.Photographer Conrad Meyer was on the scene and provided a photo recap gallery below. Load remaining images
Load remaining images Brooklyn Comes Alive 2018 | Brooklyn Bowl, Rough Trade, Music Hall of Williamsburg | Brooklyn, NY | 9/29/18 | Photos: Ken Spielman On Saturday, September 29th, the mix-and-match musical marathon that is Brooklyn Comes Alive returned to Brooklyn, New York, for its fourth-annual edition. Music fans flooded Williamsburg’s Wythe Avenue for 12 hours straight, passing between Brooklyn Bowl (on N12th), Rough Trade (on N9th), and Music Hall of Williamsburg (on N6th) as a non-stop lineup of rare collaborations, once-in-a-lifetime tributes, heartwarming artist passion projects, and even stand-up comics filled the stages with world-class talent and the air with unforgettable live music.There were no wrong moves at Brooklyn Comes Alive 2018. From 3:30 p.m. straight through to 3:30 a.m., there was never a moment when something special was not happening on at least one of the festival’s three stages. If you moved quickly, you could catch at least some of just about everything. Even if you stayed in one spot, you’d still catch more uniquely exciting music than you could normally ever hope to pack into a single day. From the countless curated highlights to the continuous stream of unannounced guest spots, there was never a dull moment at Brooklyn Comes Alive.A traditional recap is a fool’s errand for this thrillingly unconventional live music event. Luckily, we captured plenty of high-quality video and audio content throughout the day which we’ll roll out gradually over the coming weeks, giving you an in-depth look at the day Brooklyn came alive. Until then, relive Saturday’s festivities the way we experienced them in real time: as a seamless stream of memorable snapshots of musical mastery.You can brush up on the jam-packed lineup and check out beautiful Brooklyn Comes Alive galleries by photographers Jeremy Gordon, Andrew Blackstein, Ken Spielman, and Scott Harris below: Brooklyn Comes Alive 2018 | Brooklyn Bowl, Rough Trade, Music Hall of Williamsburg | Brooklyn, NY | 9/29/18 | Photos: Andrew Blackstein Load remaining images Load remaining images Brooklyn Comes Alive 2018 | Brooklyn Bowl, Rough Trade, Music Hall of Williamsburg | Brooklyn, NY | 9/29/18 | Photos: Jeremy Gordon Brooklyn Comes Alive 2018 | Brooklyn Bowl, Rough Trade, Music Hall of Williamsburg | Brooklyn, NY | 9/29/18 | Photos: Scott Harris Load remaining images