The String Cheese Incident hit the road last night, playing the Summit Pavilion at the Grand Sierra Resort in Reno, NV for the first of their “March Madness” tour dates. Tour openers always have an aura of intrigue, as the band’s catalog is wide open and prime for the plucking. Last night, SCI did not disappoint.The band has been off the road since a New Years run in Colorado, though they’ve assumedly spent some of the last few months in the studio working on a new album. No details about the new release have been shared, but the band has confirmed that they’re cooking up something Cheesy for the fans.Last night opened with a fun “Close Your Eyes” before going into the Keller Williams-collaborative composition, “Best Feeling.” Among the highlights were covers of The Allman Brothers’ “Hot ‘Lanta” and Stevie Wonder’s “Master Blaster,” and the show closed with a soulful “Sittin’ On Top Of The World.” The band is truly on top of the world, and fans couldn’t be happier.March Madness continues tonight, March 11th, with a two night stand at Oakland’s Fox Theatre. Stay tuned for more coverage from the shows!Setlist: The String Cheese Incident at Summit Pavilion, Grand Sierra Resort, Reno, NV – 3/10/16Set 1: Close Your Eyes, Best Feeling, Mouna Bowa, Age, Sometimes A River, Pack It Up > Colorado Bluebird SkySet 2: You’ve Got The World, Joyful Sound, Restless Wind, Turn This Around, Hot ‘Lanta, Desert Dawn, On the RoadEncore: Master Blaster, Sittin’ On Top of the World
My Morning Jacket recently announced some major plans for their back catalog, as the band has major plans to re-release their 2003 hit album, It Still Moves. The reissue will see the band remix and remaster audio, and will also include ten original demos and three unreleased tracks from the original sessions.Due out on May 27th, the new release of It Still Moves will be issued on 4 x 180 gram vinyl as well as a 2 CD set. In anticipation, the band has shared their updated take on the classic tune, “One Big Holiday.”Listen to the remastered and remixed version of “One Big Holiday” below:For more on MMJ’s and Jim James’ future plans, be sure to read this article.
The tributes to lost legends Prince and David Bowie will never end. Like their music, their legacies will last forever through whatever dedicated glitter is thrown in their honor. Even the Glastonbury Festival of Contemporary Performing Arts is planning ahead with something special.According to BBC, this year’s Glastonbury will hang a massive metal lightning bolt on the Pyramid State in honor of David Bowie’s Aladdin Sane album cover. There will also be footage from Bowie’s 2000 appearance on that very stage playing across the entire festival. Additionally, a special tribute to Bowie’s 1977 album Heroes will take place on the Park Stage.Watch Bowie’s full Glastonbury performance from 2000 below:In honor of Prince, there will be “an incredible light show which will go on for the whole show and beyond, into the night,” says Glastonbury co-founder Emily Eavis. “There’s talk of late-night Prince parties and things,” she adds. Though he’s never played the England festival before, his presence in music will undoubtedly be known. With over a month to plan, we’re confident festival organizers will pull these tributes off in style. It can also be expected that many of the performing artists and entertainers will also work tributes into their own sets as well.Known for being one of the largest festivals in the world, Glastonbury is going down June 22-26 in Pilton, England. Festivalgoers will get to see headlining performances from Muse, Adele, Coldplay, Foals, Jeff Lynne’s ELO, Beck, LCD Soundsystem, PJ Harvey, ZZ Top, Disclosure, New Order, Earth Wind & Fire, The Last Shadow Puppets, Ellie Goulding, Skepta, The 1975, Grimes and plenty more. [H/T CoS]
Beloved guitarist Buckethead recently revealed plans for his first major tour in four years, which kicked off just a few weeks ago at the Granada Theater in Lawrence, KS. The virtuosic guitarist has been quite active during his touring hiatus, releasing a steady stream of 224 albums (!) throughout the “down time.”As Buckethead’s tour rages through the Northeast this weekend, we wanted to celebrate by sharing this excellent video from his first performance back in action. Taken from April 15th, the show features Buckethead opening with “I Love My Parents” and “Jowls,” and even working “Mr. Sandman” and “Pure Imagination” into his performance. Closing out with “Soothsayer,” it’s great to see the famed guitarist in action!Watch the full video below, courtesy of westofeight:Setlist: Buckethead at Granada Theater, Lawrence, KS – 4/15/160:40 – I Love My Parents1:40 – Jowls6:00 – Gory Head Stump12:29 – Meta Matic18:33 – Lebrontron23:23 – Binge & Grab29:17 – Ghost34:35 – Computer Master37:50 – Crash Victim39:37 – Siege Engine45:15 – Botnus53:01 – Hog Bitch Stomp55:10 – Mr. Sandman55:54 – Pure Imagination57:53 – Jordan1:01:44 – Scraps1:04:41 – Revenge of the Doubleman1:15:30 – Well, Well, Well1:19:10 – Nottingham Lace solo1:23:49 – Haunted Mansion/Can I Have A Ride1:26:00 – Giant Robot1:27:37 – The Embalmer1:31:38 – Soothsayer
Check out the full setlist below.Edit this setlist | More The Strokes setlists The Strokes returned to The Capitol Theatre in Port Chester, NY last night, performing a last minute warm-up show in advance of their headlining performance at Governors Ball this Friday. The reclusive New York rockers boasted an impressive light show that left them silhouetted for the majority of the performance. While they spent most of the night in the shadows, The Strokes were showered with love from their rabid fans from the moment they took the stage, and they returned the favor with a wild, varied setlist that featured several bust outs and the live debut of all three songs from their new Future Present Past EP.The Strokes began the show with a combo of songs from their debut record Is This It, opening with a thumping “The Modern Age” and following that up with the first “Soma” since 2010. After a quick run through “Threat of Joy” from the new EP, the band returned to older material with “What Ever Happened?” from Room on Fire, followed by the increasingly rare “Under Cover of Darkness” from their comeback record, Angles. Next up were three impressive bust outs in a row, as “Alone, Together” from Is This It and “Ask Me Anything” from First Impressions of Earth were both trotted out for the first time since 2011. In between those two tracks was the biggest bust out of the night, playing First Impressions of Earth‘s “Electricityscape” for the first time since 2006.After so many bust outs, the band brought the crowd back to earth with another debut from Future Present Past, this time “Oblivius”. The Strokes then turned in a great rendition of their classic Is this It track “Someday”, with “You’re So Right” from Angles following it up. After a raucous run through “Juicebox” from First Impressions of Earth, the band gave the crowd even more bust outs, playing “Evening Sun” from First Impressions for the first time since 2010, and “Trying Your Luck” from Is This It for the first time since 2011. They sandwiched these rarities with their third and final song from the new EP, “Drag Queen”. Finally, they brought things to a close with the energetic Room on Fire track “Reptilia”, after which they left the stage and did not return for an encore.After such an exciting night, it was a surprise to look back at the setlist and see that it lacked many of The Strokes go-to live favorites, such as “Take it or Leave it”, “Last Night”, “New York City Cops”, “12:51”, “Is This It”, “Hard To Explain” and “Machu Picchu”. One can only imagine what’s in store when The Strokes take the stage to headline their hometown Governor’s Ball this Friday, locked and loaded with a set full of classics on deck.Check out some videos from the show, courtesy of Megan S/YouTube!
Lyons, Colorado venue Oskar Blues recently hosted a pre-party for their Burning Can 2016 event, and it featured a bluegrass tribute to Ween! The band Pickin’ On Ween features Matt Flaherty on guitar and vocals, Chris Ramey on pedal steel guitar and vocals, Ryan Sapp on drums, Jim Sullivan on bass and vocals, and Damon Wood on guitar and vocals. The group played two sets full of classics, including an opener of “Take Me Away” and tunes like “What Deaner Was Talking About,” “Freedom of ’76,” “Roses Are Free” and so much more. Thanks to taper/bassist Jim Sullivan, we have full audio of the set. Tune in below!Setlist: Pickin’ On Ween at Oskar Blues, Lyons, CO – 6/3/161st Set: Take Me Away, What Deaner Was Talking About, The Mollusk, Don’t Get Too Close (To My Fantasy), Freedom of ’76, Buckingham Green, Bananas and Blow, Roses Are Free, Spinal Meningitis, Don’t Shit Where You Eat, You Were The Fool, It’s Gonna Be a Long Night2nd Set: Fiesta, Nan, Big Jilm, Voodoo Lady, Mutilated Lips, Waving My Dick in the Wind, Piss Up a Rope, Chocolate Town, I Can’t Put My Finger On It, Put the Coke on My Dick, Baby Bitch, The Blarney Stone, Pandy Fackler
Pearl Jam brought their rock and roll to Boston’s Fenway Park last night, playing the second of two sold-out shows at the historic stadium. Celebrating their 25th anniversary, Pearl Jam brought an exceptional setlist for their Sunday showing, spanning their career with hits from albums old and new, as well as some choice cover selections throughout.One of the more noteworthy moments of the show was a cover of Aerosmith’s “Draw The Line.” The band debuted the cover at the Fenway Park opener last Friday, dedicating it to the recently-hospitalized Joe Perry. Tonight’s version carried even more weight, as Aerosmith bassist Tom Hamilton sat in with the band for their second-ever performance of the song. (For the jam-oriented readers here, we’re not talking about the American Babies/Joe Russo’s Almost Dead guitarist of the same name). It made for quite the emotional moment.The show also featured some of the band’s most classic material, including “Better Man,” “Alive,” “Even Flow,” “Do The Evolution” and so many more. The band also brought back their song “Angel,” which hadn’t been played in 22 years before its appearance in Telluride, CO earlier this year. The show also included covers by Pink Floyd, The Ramones, The Who, and Neil Young throughout. J Mascis even joined in on the Neil Young cover, helping Pearl Jam with a little “Rockin’ In The Free World.” They ended the night with a performance of “Yellow Ledbetter” that included the “Star Spangled Banner, a reference to the baseball stadium and its time-honored traditions. What a night of music!You can watch video highlights and see the full setlist, all below.AnimalDraw The Line ft. Tom HamiltonImmortalityAngelFootstepsSmileLove Reign O’er MeBreathRockin’ In The Free World w/ J Mascis[Videos all by mfc172/YouTube]Edit this setlist | More Pearl Jam setlists
Hyperion Music and Arts Festival holds a special place in the hearts of jam and electronic music fans in Indiana. The festival has brought some of the most exciting acts in the festival scene to Spencer, IN over the last 4 years including Snarky Puppy, Gramatik, the Floozies, and Break Science. On top of that, Hyperion has built a reputation of bringing in groups that are talented regional fan favorites. The festival functions as an ideal end of summer get together for music fans all over the Midwest.I have had the pleasure of performing at the festival each year since its inception in 2012. This year they have asked me to return as an Artist at Large. It feels good to finally be recognized for my skills as a large artist. It seems like once someone pops they can’t stop when it comes to Hyperion. I’ve hardly ever met someone that has been to the festival only once. Those that have been before understand why this is true. Here are the top 5 reasons you should go to Hyperion if you have never been before.1. The location – It is held every year at Stable Studios in Spencer, IN. The venue is a horse farm that has been converted into a concert venue/recording studio and is almost a headliner in and of itself. Those that don’t like camping in sweltering open fields will be glad to know that shaded camping is widely available at this family affair. Stable Studios is located just an hour Southwest of Indianapolis and just 20 minutes outside of Bloomington, IN, the home of Indiana University.2. The production – The party has been described by some as a “mini Electric Forest”. This largely surrounds the production value of the festival. Herm Productions pulls out the stops every year when it comes to stage and site lighting. They even manage to light up the island in the middle of the lake every year. I’m not sure of a festival where someone can get more bang for their buck when it comes to lights.3. THE CLAM – Located deep in the woods of Spencer, IN is one of the most fun side stages of the summer, THE CLAM. It’s hard to describe the clam other than just saying that it is an inflatable clam located in an opening in the woods where pretty much anything goes. The BRSTNKTR set was my favorite particular set at THE CLAM last year. I hear there’s some weird thing going on there this year with some band that broke up or something.4. Balance – One huge advantage of this festival is that the three-headed monster that runs it. Sara Elifritz, Alex “Herm” Schneider, and Brent “Brent” Nixon are all production pros that have been running and lighting up festivals for years. They understand that musically balanced line ups are the best line ups. This is what led them to cultivate an artisanal line up featuring acts like The Werks, Future Rock, BRSTNKTR, Ultraviolet Hippopotamus Ft. Fareed Haque, Cofresi, BRSTNKT, Shy Guy Says, Joe Marcinek Band ft. Members of Snarky Puppy, and BRSTNKTR. (Full lineup here). These bands and DJs will be supplemented by a loaded roster of visual artists and performers.5. Affordability – The festival will be held September 8th through the 10th. A tier 1 weekend ticket can be had for $70 with the Thursday pre party tickets costing just $20. Yes, this does include camping. This is a hard price to beat for a weekend-long experience. This must be why people keep coming back for more every year.Hyperion is the perfect weekend for festival-goers that want to wind down their summer with a relaxing and affordable weekend. Locating on the edge of the rolling wooded hills of Southern Indiana, the festival gives attendees all of the experience of a big ticket festival at a fraction of the price. For more information please visit the website here.
Southern-rock jam extraordinaires Widespread Panic have surprised fans with a 2016 Halloween Compilation, released today and currently available for download. The 25-track playlist includes stand-out performances from the band’s Halloween shows from 2006 up until last year, and includes a “Morning Dew” that clocks in over ten minutes!Dedicated fans know never to miss their favorite band’s Halloween performance. There’s almost always going to be moments that aren’t standard to the night-to-night show. So in case you’ve missed Panic over the years, or if you’re looking to get your fix ahead of this year’s spooky holiday, you can purchase the disc right here.Widespread Panic will be celebrating Halloween over the weekend of October 28-30 at 1st Bank Center in Broomfield, Colorado. Tickets are available here.For more information about the 2016 Halloween Compilation, check the notes below for performance dates and venues, then download the playlist here.2016 Halloween Compilation Notes:THEME FROM THE ANDY GRIFFITH SHOW (The Fishin’ Hole) –10/31/2015 Asheville, NCBring it on Home – 10/31/2010 New Orleans, LAPeople are Strange – 10/30/2006 Las Vegas, NVBrown Sugar – 10/31/2008 New Orleans, LADevil in Disguise – 10/31/2013 New Orleans, LAHeart of Gold – 10/31/2014 Broomfield, CORadar Love – 10/30/2006 Las Vegas, NVHit it and Quit it – 10/31/2014 Broomfield, COEarache my Eye – 10/31/2014 Broomfield, COSweet Leaf – 10/31/2014 Broomfield, COEnter Sandman – 10/31/2007 Asheville, NCI Want You (She’s so Heavy) – 10/30/2006 Las Vegas, NVLake of Fire – 10/31/2009 Austin, TXSpill the Wine – 10/31/2013 New Orleans, LAThe Masquerade – 10/31/2009 Austin, TXGodzilla – 10/31/2011 Chicago, ILIron Man – 10/31/2011 Chicago, ILGodzilla – 10/31/2011 Chicago, ILHave a Cigar – 10/31/2015 Asheville, NCWish you were Here – 10/31/2015 Asheville, NCYoung Lust – 10/31/2015 Asheville, NCAce of Spades – 10/31/2013 New Orleans, LAMorning Dew – 10/30/2006 Las Vegas, NVAlways Look on the Bright Side of Life – 10/31/2007 Asheville, NCChildren of the Grave – 10/31/2007 Asheville, NC
Umphrey’s McGee completed their two-night Halloween run last night, hitting The Pageant in St. Louis, MO for the second night running. While the first night was a classic UM show, the second was a true Halloween celebration, in the spirit of their forthcoming album ZONKEY.The ZONKEY album sees Umphrey’s McGee mashing up the music of other bands to create new and unique songs. Last night, Umphrey’s debuted three brand new versions of these mash ups, including “Jumpin’ Jack Wedding Party (All the Time),” “Royally Feel Like Driftin’ Away,” and “One More Wicked, Cruel Summer.”Let’s break those down. “Jumpin’ Jack Wedding Party (All the Time)” mashed up “Jumpin’ Jack Flash” (The Rolling Stones), “White Wedding” (Billy Idol), “Party All The Time” (Eddie Murphy). “Royally Feel Like Driftin’ Away” was a mash-up of “Drift Away” (Dobie Gray), “Feel Like Making Love” (Bad Company) and “Royals” (Lorde) mash-up. “One More Wicked, Cruel Summer,” the encore of the night, was “Wicked Game” (Chris Isaak), “Cruel Summer” (Bananarama) and “One More Time” (Daft Punk).Not only that, but the band had mashed up costumes on as well. From left to right in the photo above, Jake Cinninger was Hil Billy Idol, Andy Farag was Ronald McDonald Trump, Kris Myers was Daft Steam Punk, Ryan Stasik was Zonkey, Brendan Bayliss was Cyprus Hillary Clinton and Joel Cummins was Ken Bone Thugs & Harmony. You should really check out the full gallery of photos below, courtesy of Tara Gracer Design & Photography.Listen to full show audio from taper [email protected] below.Umphrey’s McGee will return to the road in about a month, when they hit the Dominican Holidaze festival. Meanwhile, ZONKEY is due out on November 11th. Check out their full setlist below from All Things Umphrey’s.Setlist: Umphrey’s McGee at The Pageant, St. Louis, MO – 10/30/16Set 1: Miss Tinkle’s Overture, Hindsight, Intentions Clear -> Out Of Order, Remind Me, 2×2, Jumpin’ Jack Wedding Party (All the Time)Set 2: The Triple Wide, Puppet String, 40’s Theme, Piranhas, Partyin’ Peeps, Royally Feel Like Driftin’ Away, All In TimeEncore: One More Wicked, Cruel Summer debut, Jumpin’ Jack Flash (The Rolling Stones) + White Wedding (Billy Idol) + Party All The Time (Eddie Murphy) mash-up with The Force Theme (Star Wars) (John Williams) and Rhiannon (Fleetwood Mac) teases with Halloween theme (Carpenter) teases debut, Drift Away (Dobie Gray) + Feel Like Making Love (Bad Company) + Royals (Lorde) mash-up debut, Wicked Game (Chris Isaak) + Cruel Summer (Bananarama) + One More Time (Daft Punk) mash-upNotes:Band costumes: Brendan was Cyprus Hillary Clinton, Jake was Hil Billy Idol, Joel was Ken Bone Thugs & Harmony, Andy was Ronald McDonald Trump, Kris was Daft Steam Punk, and Ryan was Zonkey Load remaining images