Today, Colorado jam stalwarts The String Cheese Incident announced their next round of shows for 2017. Following their Winter Carnival ski tour in March, the electro-jamgrass heavyweights will head to the Midwest for two-night stands at the Palace Theatre St. Paul, MN and The Orpheum in Madison, WI before heading to Texas for three outdoor Incidents at Stubb’s in downtown Austin this April. Dubbed The Spring Cheese Incident, these multi-night runs are not to be missed.SCI is pairing up with CID Entertainment for the Ultimate Incident VIP & Travel Packages for Austin’s showdown, featuring access to a pre-show lounge, an invitation to a pre-show acoustic performance, a stay at the Sheraton Austin Hotel, and more. Visit CID Entertainment for all information.Tickets for all multi-night runs will go on-sale via SCI Ticketing tomorrow, January 25th, at 11AM MST, followed by a public on-sale through venue outlets.
Umphrey’s McGee returned to The Hive last night, playing the second consecutive show at the Sandpoint, ID venue. The band came out guns a-blazing for these opening nights of their West Coast tour, opening up last night’s show with a five song first set and lots of fan favorite song selections throughout the night. Check out the TourGigs video of the opener, “Conduit,” below.One of the fun moments from the show came at the end of the second set, when the band broke out into their cover of The Clash’s “Rock The Casbah” with special guest percussionist Jeff Grady on stage. There’s no denying that wherever they go, Umphrey’s always rocks the casbah!Check out the full audio recording below, courtesy of taper Mark Smith. Tracks 1-5 are from set one, Tracks 6-8 are from set two and Track 9 is from the encore – the corresponding titles can be seen in the setlist below the recording.Setlist: Umphrey’s McGee | The Hive | Sandpoint, ID | 3/2/17Set One: Conduit -> Loose Ends, Hurt Bird Bath, Wife Soup, Dump CitySet Two: The Triple Wide -> Cut Off -> Higgins, Search 4, In The Kitchen -> No Comment -> Rock The Casbah*Encore: Plunger -> In The Kitchen -> Plunger
Last night, Railroad Earth rocked Milwaukee’s Pabst Theater for a fun Friday night show. From the instant they took the stage, they played with heart and enthusiasm, beginning the night with “Like a Buddha” and not letting the energy down from that song on. Throughout the show, the band ebbed and flowed from Americana to bluegrass, from folk to rock-n-roll, with the ease of a greased wheel.The second set contained a great opening section that saw “Black Elk Speaks,” “Black Bear,” “Stillwater Getaway,” and “Blazin’ A Trail” all segue into one another flawlessly. The encore was a real treat. Covering a song well-known in the jam scene as performed by Jerry Garcia, the band rocked a “Catfish John” much to the crowd’s delight. The band displayed another great night of music and demonstrated that Railroad Earth continues to produce great live shows. You can check out photos from the show below, courtesy of Daniel Ojeda.Setlist: Railroad Earth | Pabst Theater | Milwaukee, WI | 3/24/2017Set One: Like a Buddha, Happy Song, Drag Him Down, For Love, All Alone, Any Road, Right in Tune, Where Songs Begin -> Fisherman’s BluesSet Two: Black Elk Speaks -> Black Bear -> Stillwater Getaway -> Blazin’ a Trail, Daddy-O, Goat, A Day in the Sand, Farewell to Isinglass -> Grandfather Mountain, Butterfly and the Tree, Long Way to GoEncore: Catfish John Load remaining images
This Band Made A Hilarious Space-Themed Music Video For $50 Using Only Duct Tape And Sheer Force Of Will
In March, the New England-based quartet Primate Fiasco released their latest album Massachusetts Winter, a fittingly eccentric album for a band consisting primarily of tuba, tenor banjo, accordion, and drums. Primate Fiasco started as an acoustic street band, and the spontaneity of their origins shines through in their music. It’s also clear after listening to them for a track or two that the group basks in the bizarre, with a fairly fearless sound that steals inspiration from across a great range of genres while still remaining uniquely them.Today, on this high holy day, we’re revisiting Primate Fiasco’s music video for “Astronauts,” a hilarious low-budget project that shows the band as astronauts launching into outer space, placing a flag down on the moon, and meeting some new extraterrestrial friends along the way. With the entirety of the video created over the course of a day and the total cost ringing in at around $50 dollars, Primate Fiasco’s video for “Astronauts” is a campy masterpiece that needs to be appreciated. “The song itself is more about socialism vs capitalism than about space, but the space race played such a pivotal role in the cold war, I let that show a little,” says Dave Russo, resident banjo player for Primate Fiasco, though for the music video, he notes, “We wanted to keep a low-budget homemade aesthetic in order to look like a childish astronaut pipe-dream.”And achieve this aesthetic they did, creating a perfectly ludicrous space adventure for about $50 and a day of their time. Russo spoke on how they cut down costs for the video: “We used the same camera equipment that we already owned for shooting concerts and shot the entire thing in our jam space and in a neighborhood parking lot right after a snow storm. Props were pretty much cardboard and duct tape. We originally had more realistic costumes and props underway, but thought they looked too real and decided to scale it down for both comical and conceptual qualities.” He also notes, “It’s fun to know that the smoke in the launch scene was from the same bong that is weightlessly floating around the cockpit later in the video.”You can enjoy Primate Fiasco’s music video for “Astronaut” below, or get high and spacey with them in person when they hit The Acoustic in Bridgeport, CT on Friday or American Beauty in NYC on Saturday. You can also check out their website for more information and additional tour dates on their website here.
Legendary hip hop producer DJ Premier has crafted a timeless catalog that stretches across the genre. A trendsetter with an easily discernible sound, his patented brand of hard-knock drums and syncopated stab-n-scratches have been steadily coming correct for the better part of three decades. Known best as one-half of Gang Starr the seminal duo with the late emcee Guru, Premier’s body of work as a producer for a veritable who’s-who of hip-hop royalty cemented his reign as one of the creators of the New York hip hop sound. He might have been born in Texas, but no other producer is more synonymous with New York’s celebrated reign atop the golden era of hip hop than that of DJ Premier.Starting in 2015, the man they call “Preemo” embarked on a new kind of project in the live music realm, forming a five-piece ensemble called The BADDER Band. This brood of instrumental bullies helps the venerable DJ re-create his iconic discography as a live concert experience. Each set they play is an award tour through thirty years of boom-bap bliss. The BADDER Band is made up of bassist Brady Watt, Lenny “The Ox” Reece on drums, horns/keyboardist Takua Kuroda, trombonist Mark Williams, and the bandleader, DJ Premier himself, on live production. After first touring Japan, and later releasing their first official record and video, “BPATTER,” Premier took the group on a 16-city trek across North America, dubbed the BADDER Band Tour. Now Preem is bringing the group home to Crooklyn for a late-night get-down at this weekend’s Brooklyn Come Alive. Watch the video for DJ Premier & The BADDER Band’s “BPATTER” below (via DJ Premier‘s YouTube page):“My addiction is turntables, drum machines, guitars, amps, and a lot of speakers,” Premier stated in a press release last Spring. “I have fun doing a whole bunch of different styles with my band, because they fall into place so well, with everything that we’ve brought into the picture, no matter what it is.”Brooklyn Comes Alive Announces ‘After Midnight’ Tickets For DJ Premier, Crystal Method, BrowniePreem’s live band’s shows have made an impact on some of the most well-respected modern day hip hop/funk/soul tastemakers. After DJ Premier & The BADDER Band brought their beats to Denver, Lettuce/Break Science drummer/producer Adam Deitch proactively reached out to comment on the show, beyond impressed with the group and their fresh presentation of Preemo’s untouchable catalogue.“DJ Premier is the epitome of Real Hip Hop,” Deitch raves, “From his work with Gang Starr to KRS One to NAS and Biggie, he is the architect of the NY hip hop sound. Hearing his band play his original tracks so well, anchored by drummer Lenny ‘the Ox’ Reece, their set at Brooklyn Comes Alive is a can’t miss situation for any true beat-heads and golden-era aficionados.”Hovering above the clouds and strolling down memory lane, ever the veteran OG, Premier knows that the mass appeal remains hard to earn. When his BADDER crew takes the stage to represent, with militia-like discipline and a New York state of mind, they kick in the door, and mos’ definitely take it personal. New York, ya out there? My advice to you is to step in the arena when Crooklyn Comes Alive, because although DJ Premier is royalty and still boasts the skills, he will not be puttin’ in work forever. In anticipation of Brooklyn Comes Alive, here is Live For Live Music‘s Brooklyn Comes Alive “PREEMO PRIMER”–a brief selection of just some of DJ Premier’s finest cutting-edge work over the years, from the likes of Gang Starr, Rakim, Nas, Jay-Z, Notorious B.I.G., Jeru the Damaja, D’angelo, and Christina Aguilera. We also included a Best-Of mixtape (above) so you can bump the beats blended together and get stoked for the BADDER Band. If this list appears like a hip-hop Hall of Fame, that’s because it is. You know Preemo’s steez…BCA PREEMO PRIMER: Gang Starr Tracks BCA PREEMO PRIMER: Classic DJ Premier Production Credits words: B.Getz
Yesterday, Pearl Jam‘s Let’s Play Two made its theatre debut in over 250 cities worldwide. Let’s Play Two is a documentary film that chronicles Pearl Jam’s legendary performances at Wrigley Field during the Chicago Cubs historic 2016 season. With Chicago being a hometown to Eddie Vedder, Pearl Jam has forged a relationship with the city, the Chicago Cubs, and Wrigley Field that is unparalleled in the world of sports and music.Eddie Vedder’s Been Spotted Busking Twice Outside Of Wrigley Field This Weekend [Full Video]From Ten to Lightning Bolt, the documentary film shuffles through Pearl Jam’s ever-growing catalog of originals and covers – spanning the band’s 25-year career. Through the eyes of renowned director/photographer Danny Clinch and the voice of Pearl Jam, the film showcases the journey of this special relationship. See the full list of screenings here.Fox Sports will also be airing the new Pearl Jam concert film Let’s Play Two following the ALCS Game 1 on Friday, October 13, more than a month before the official DVD release–which officially drops November 17.Watch the trailer for Let’s Play Two below:
This coming February, powerhouse Turkuaz vocalist Shira Elias will join Northampton, MA-based live electronic crew Mammal Dap for a run of shows paying tribute to genre-defying multiple GRAMMY-winnner Beck. The run will begin on Thursday, February 15th at The Acoustic in Bridgeport, CT. From there, the limited-time-only lineup will head to the Big Apple for a Friday, February 16th show at NYC’s The Cutting Room. Finally, they will head towards home to Massachusetts for a Saturday, February 17th show at Thunder Road in Somerville.Mammal Dap Releases Music Video For New Single “I Want 2 Be Ur Friend” [Watch]For tickets to any of the upcoming Mammal Dap Beck tribute shows featuring Shira Elias, and a full list of upcoming performances, head to the band’s website.You can stream Mammal Dap’s 2017 album, Deep Field, below via Spotify:
Tedeschi Trucks Band Busts Out “Sweet And Low”, Welcomes Marcus King & Drive-By Truckers Members In St. Louis [Videos]
On Thursday night, Tedeschi Trucks Band continued their 2018 Wheels of Soul tour with Drive-By Truckers and The Marcus King Band at The Fabulous Fox Theatre in St. Louis, MO. Once again, the 12-piece band put on a fantastic show, welcoming members of the tour’s supporting acts to sit in and digging deep in their repertoire to dust off some long-neglected material.After working through a trio of setlist staples to open their headlining set, Tedeschi Trucks Band broke out a rare cut from 2013’s Made Up Mind, “Sweet and Low”, a tune credited to Derek Trucks, Susan Tedeschi, and David Gutter, as well as Lettuce guitarists Eric Krasno and Adam Smirnoff. The St. Louis rendition of “Sweet and Low” marked its first appearance in TTB’s live show in five years.“Don’t Know What It Means” was up next, followed by another tour debut, a cover of the classic Delaney & Bonnie Bramlett/Eric Clapton collaboration, “Comin’ Home”. After a run through the slinky Trucks/Mike Mattison-penned “Right On Time”, the band welcomed Marcus King to the stage for a fiery run through Elmore James blues standard “The Sky Is Crying”.A rendition of Ruth Brown‘s “(Mama) He Treats Your Daughter Mean”, a relative staple of the tour’s rotation, came next, followed by an always-welcome run through Revelator (2011) anthem “Bound For Glory”. To close the set, the band welcomed Drive-By Truckers’ Patterson Hood and Mike Cooley to join the fray for Bob Dylan‘s “Going, Going, Gone”, as has become the custom on the 2018 Wheels of Soul excursion. Tedeschi Trucks Band returned for their encore with DBT’s Jay Gonzalez in tow for the recently-introduced “High & Mighty” before driving the show home with a fan-favorite nod to Joe Cocker, “Space Captain”.Below, you can check out a selection of fan-shot videos from the performance, including the bust-out of “Sweet & Low”:Tedeschi Trucks Band – “Sweet & Low”[Video: KingBennyVideos]Tedeschi Trucks Band – “Down In The Flood”[Video: KingBennyVideos]Tedeschi Trucks Band w/ Marcus King – “The Sky Is Crying”[Video: Zarkmoon]Tedeschi Trucks Band w/ Patterson Hood & Mike Cooley – “Going, Going, Gone”[Video: Zarkmoon]Tedeschi Trucks Band w/ Jay Gonzalez – “High & Mighty”[Video: Zarkmoon]Tedeschi Trucks Band’s 2018 Wheels of Soul tour makes its final stand this weekend with two nights at the storied Red Rocks Amphitheatre in Morrison, CO. For a full list of TTB’s upcoming dates, head to the band’s website.Setlist: Tedeschi Trucks Band | The Fabulous Fox Theatre | St. Louis, MO | 7/26/18Set: Anyhow, Do I Look Worried, Laugh About It, Sweet & Low, Down In The Flood, Don’t Know What It Means, Comin’ Home, Right On Time, The Sky Is Crying*, (Mama) He Treats Your Daughter Mean, Bound For Glory, Going, Going, Gone^Encore: High & Mighty%, Space Captain*with Marcus King^with Patterson Hood and Mike Cooley (Drive-By Truckers)%with Jay Gonzalez (Drive-By Truckers)
Bluegrass general Sam Bush has released a new single, “Stop The Violence”, his first new music since 2016’s Storyman LP.Released as a standalone single, Bush co-wrote “Stop the Violence” with regular collaborator Jeff Black, who’s had songs cut by Alison Krauss, Waylon Jennings and more. Bush opens the song with the lyrics, “I hate living in a world where there’s so much pain,” speaking to our country’s struggle with mass shootings, gun control, police brutality, and so many other prominent issues. Backed by a full band, Bush rocks the electric mandolin in a captivating music video produced and directed by David McClister.Black explains in a statement,Violence has become a disease, a bad gene in our DNA. It’s not normal, but it’s being normalized and it’s happening right in front of our kids. When Sam brought me the track and his vision for the song, I started thinking about all the folks who grow up in a violent environment, and that’s all they know. I think about the children in particular and how they are cast into it without a choice. I think the hope, because violence itself is taught and handed down through the generations, is that someday, by small acts, we can break the chain.Watch the new music video for “Stop The Violence” below:Sam Bush – “Stop The Violence”[Video: Sam Bush]Sam Bush is one of the many acts performing at this weekend’s Boogie At The Broadmoor event, hosted by Leftover Salmon. For a full list of Sam Bush’s upcoming tour dates and ticketing information, head to his website.
Brown Town Music Festival, the annual event which takes place at the Rising Sun Campground along the Tippecanoe River in Monterrey, IN, will celebrate its 10th year when it returns on June 7th and 8th. The event will once again be hosted by Indiana-based jam quintet Chester Brown, who will deliver headlining performances on both nights. Brown Town will also feature two days worth of music from artists including Mr. Blotto, Rumpke Mountain Boys, Covert Operations, Brainchild, Allgood, Stealin’ the Farm, and the Tommy Thompson Band, just to name a few.Attendees of all ages should have a great time enjoying all the weekend’s performances taking place amongst the wonders of nature while surrounded by the relaxing, rural beauty of northern Indiana. Thankfully, a ticket to Brown Town offers much more than just music. Attendees will get the chance to enjoy the outdoors with kayaks, rafts, and canoes which are all available for rent on-site. Fans can spend their days floating down the Tippecanoe River like a lazy-river ride, where they’ll also find a small beach nearby. The festival grounds also include a swimming pool just in case mother nature’s stream isn’t quite your cup of tea.As per tradition, a portion of the performers on the lineup will take the stage inside the late-night barn, keeping the party going late into the night. Organizers have yet to announce which acts will set up shop inside the barn for the late-night sets this year, but the full artist schedule should arrive in the coming weeks.Brown Town Music Festival Late-Night Barn[Photo: Alex Mason]As for the camping, attendees will have the option of choosing various camping setups ranging from primitive to electrified to the traditional camp-by-your-car strategy. RV camping is also available for those who want to bring home with them. Attendees hoping to take care of their bodies in recovery from dancing all weekend can also do so with some yoga and/or Flow Arts sessions which take place on Saturday morning.Brown Town Camping[Photo: Alex Mason]There’ll be no need to worry about food, as a pair of food trucks will also be on site at the event. South Shore Oven Works will provide Neopolitan style pizza made by Eataly Chicago‘s Pizzaiola Chef Jim Chaddock, while Lulu’s Licks will offer up some of their signature bubble freeze and bubble milk teas to go along with savory snacks ranging from empanadas and tacos to Mexican street corn in a cup.Firebreathers at Brown Town Music Festival 2018[Photo: Alex Mason]Tickets for this year’s Brown Town Music Festival are now on sale, with weekend packages available for $100 and day passes available for $60. Fans can click here for more information. You can also follow Chester Brown on Instagram (@ChesterBrownMusic), Facebook, and Twitter (@Chester_Brown) for more updates as the event gets closer.Enter To Win A Pair Of Tickets + Poster + T-Shirt:<span data-mce-type=”bookmark” style=”display: inline-block; width: 0px; overflow: hidden; line-height: 0;” class=”mce_SELRES_start”></span>