Back in April, the Southern rock gems known as Widespread Panic and Tedeschi Trucks Band joined forces for an incredible performance in Birmingham, AL. The highlight of the show was surely the finale, when Susan Tedeschi, Derek Trucks, Alecia Chakour and Mark Rivers from the TTB all joined Widespread Panic for a sultry rendition of “You Can’t Always Get What You Want.”The Rolling Stones classic came to life as the incredible ensemble performed it in the encore, wrapping up this show at the BJCC Arena in style. Thanks to Panic, we now have pro-shot footage of this beautiful musical fusion.Watch “You Can’t Always Get What You Want,” streaming below.Setlist: Tedeschi Trucks Band at The BJCC, Birmingham, AL – 4/23/16Set: Made Up Mind, Laugh About It, Keep On Growing, Bird On A Wire, Idle Wind, Sticks and Stones, Bound For Glory, I Pity The Fool, Let Me Get By, Don’t Know What It Means, The LetterSetlist: Widespread Panic at The BJCC, Birmingham, AL – 4/23/16Set Ain’t Life Grand*, Weight of the World, Honky Red, Better Off, Proving Ground > Bust It Big, Sell Sell, Airplane > JAM > Papa’s Home > Drumz > Machine Gun Jam > Papa’s Home > Blackout Blues > Protein Drink > Sewing Machine (103 mins)Encore Gimme^ > Surprize Valley^, Me and The Devil^^, You Can’t Always Get What You Want^^^ (49 mins)* JB on Tiny Gitar (mandolin) / ^ Derek Trucks on Guitar / ^^ Derek Trucks on Guitar, Susan Tedeschi on Vocals & Guitar / ^^^ Susan Tedeschi on Vocals & Guitar, Derek Trucks on Guitar, Alecia Chakour & Mark Rivers on Vocals
[Video: John1948ThreeC]Maybe even have a lil “Meatstick,” courtesy of Phish…Not saying you should judge, but if your host puts out a Meat Loaf, maybe you should get out of there like a “Bat Out of Hell“…As long as you’re having a little “meat,” moe. will be happy.But don’t forget to slather on some G. Love & Special Sauce!As long as someone adds a little Red Hot Chili Peppers to the recipe to keep things nice and spicy!Not all seasoning has to be spicy though. Don’t forget good old Salt & Pepa!Can’t forget some good ol’ fashioned macaroni…A dinner table wouldn’t be complete without a little Bread.For those of you who like their carbs extra-crunchy, we have some (Disco) Biscuits—playing a special version of “Home Again” with special guests Joel Cummins and Brendan Bayliss from Umphrey’s McGee. Perfect for the occasion!And what would biscuits be without a little schmear of Pearl Jam?[Video: Analog Stereo 33/45]Though I can’t imagine how, after dinner, you may still have a little room left for dessert. Maybe a slice of Cake?There’s even some Vanilla Fudge!Aunt Cindy makes a Smashing Pumpkin(s) pie!And some coffee and Cream, of course.Or even a seasonal nightcap, like a Hot Buttered Rum perhaps? We here at Live For Live Music are so thankful for all of your support. We also know you’re likely running around, buying and cooking food, and generally getting ready to start the holiday season off with a wonderful Thanksgiving feast. Since you’re likely too busy to make yourself an appropriate holiday playlist, we put a food-themed one together for you! We hope you enjoy and that you don’t find yourself getting too hungry while checking out our choices!Whatever you choose to eat, whatever you choose to listen to, or wherever you choose to be, we hope that the Thanksgiving Holiday finds you with love and a song in your heart, food in your belly, and happiness in your futures! Happy Thanksgiving!For appetizers, we have some String Cheese Incident.[Video: John Williams]And Cracker(s)!What would Thanksgiving be without the Cranberries sauce?A crispy salad with some choice Lettuce would be a nice way to kick off the meal. Romaine or Iceberg… we’re not picky!Of course, it isn’t Thanksgiving without turkey.Don’t forget the Mashed Potato!
Though the New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival has yet to announce their 2017 lineup, that hasn’t stopped artists from revealing their late night plans. The latest announcement comes from the Nolafunk Series, joining members of Widespread Panic and The Meters together for a one-of-a-kind Foundation of Funk celebration.The Meters’ rhythm section of Zigaboo Modeliste and George Porter Jr. will occasionally form these Foundation of Funk shows, bringing along top tier keyboardists and guitarists for these musical celebrations. Past editions have featured the likes of John Medeski, Eric Krasno, Neal Evans, Eddie Roberts and countless others. This time, Jimmy Herring and Jojo Hermann of Widespread Panic will get the call, sitting in with The Meters’ rhythm for some pure funk expression.The show is set for Republic NOLA on May 4th, confirming yet another great performance for the Nolafunk Series. Tickets will go on sale this Friday, January 13th, and more information about the show and the whole series can be found here.
Radiohead recently announced a number of Summer dates in Europe, and it was only just confirmed that the alternative rock icons would play two weekends at Coachella this Spring. In support of their 2016 album A Moon Shaped Pool, Radiohead has officially announced nine more dates in the United States surrounding their two weekends in Indio, California. The band will play arenas in Miami, Atlanta, New Orleans, Kansas City, Seattle, Portland, Santa Barbara, and two nights in Berkeley at the Greek Theatre this Spring, in addition to their two Coachella appearances. Their tour will resume in Europe this June.Tickets for Radiohead’s highly anticipated U.S. tour go on sale Friday, January 20. Check out the full schedule below.Radiohead 2017 Tour Dates:03/30 – Miami, FL @ American Airlines Arena04/01 – Atlanta, GA @ Philips Arena04/03 – New Orleans, LA @ Smoothie King Center04/05 – Kansas City, MO @ Sprint Center04/08 – Seattle, WA @ Key Arena04/09 – Portland, OR @ Moda Center04/11 – Santa Barbara, CA @ Santa Barbara Bowl04/14 – Indio, CA @ Coachella Music Festival04/17 – Berkeley, CA @ Greek Theater04/18 – Berkeley, CA @ Greek Theater04/21 – Indio, CA @ Coachella Music Festival06/06 – Oslo, NO @ Spektrum06/07 – Oslo, NO @ Spektrum06/09 – Stockholm, SE @ Ericsson Globe06/11 – Aarhus, DK @ NorthSide Festival06/14 – Florence, IT @ Visarno Arena06/16 – Milan, IT @ Parco Di Monza (I-Days 2017) *06/18 – Hilvarenbeek, NL @ Best Kept Secret Festival06/20 – Dublin, IE @ 3Arena06/23 – Pilton, UK @ Glasonbury Music Festival06/28 – Gdynia, PL @ Open’er Festival06/30 – Werchter, BE @ Rock Werchter07/02 – Arras, FR @ Main Square Festival07/04 – Manchester, UK @ Manchester Arena07/05 – Manchester, UK @ Manchester Arena* = w/ James Blake
From July 6th through the 16th, music fans in LeBreton Flats, Ottawa will have a ton of great music to see! The RBC Royal Bank Bluesfest lineup has been released, and features a number of great artists, including headlining sets from Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers, Muse and P!nk.The lineup continues with LCD Soundsystem, Flume, Toby Keith, 50 Cent, Jake Owen, Justin Moore, Fetty Wap, Gary Clark Jr., Migos, LIVE, The Shins, Melissa Etheridge, Lil Yachty, Tegan and Sara, Brandi Carlile and so many more.Check out the full announcement below, and head to the official website for details.
Of the many greats to pass away in 2016 was singer/songwriter Leonard Cohen. He passed away just one month after his final release You Want It Darker. Son Adam Cohen and creative collaborator Sammy Slabbinck composed a lyric video for the track “Traveling Light” that sees Leonard Cohen growing older and learning to understand it. The footage is all real, and includes previously unseen clips and home videos of Cohen.The album was Cohen’s way of coping with his ongoing sickness, and became a therapeutic process for him, according to Rolling Stone. Watch the newly released video below:
We’ve all been anxious to check out the new Grateful Dead documentary, Long Strange Trip, directed by Amir Bar-Lev and executive produced by Martin Scorsese when it comes to homes across the United States on June 2nd via Amazon Prime Video. We’ve been getting tastes of what’s to come over the last few months, but today, great news has come our way. In addition to the one-week theatrical releases in New York and Los Angeles starting May 26th, Amazon Studios and Abramorama just announced that Long Strange Trip will be shown in theaters to the general public for one night only across the United States on May 25th.Thus far, for the documentary’s theatrical release, it will be played at over 50 theaters across the country. Tickets for these showings are expected to sell out, so head here to check out the screening locations and find one near you. In addition to the theatrical showings slated for May 25th, deadheads in New York and Colorado can catch Long Strange Trip at two legendary venues—The Capitol Theatre in Port Chester, New York, and Red Rocks Amphitheatre in Morrison, Colorado—on the same day.
“My Sisters and Brothers”“Bertha” with Eric KrasnoJam with Eric Krasno[H/T Jambase] On Sunday night, Steve Kimock & Friends performed in Mill Valley, California, at Sweetwater Music Hall for an after party following a screening of the new Grateful Dead documentary, Long Strange Trip , directed by Amir Bar-Lev and executive produced by Martin Scorsese. For the afterparty, Kimock tapped singer Leslie Mendelson, guitarist Dan “Lebo” Lebowitz, keys and bass guitar player Pete Sears, drummer John Kimock and bassist Bobby Vega to join as his “friends” for the performance. However, fans who made it out were treated to sit-ins by two special surprise guests: Bob Weir and Eric Krasno.New Grateful Dead Documentary, ‘Long Strange Trip,’ To Play At Theaters Across The U.S. For One Day OnlyThe Grateful Dead guitarist, Bob Weir, came out at the start of the show, helping out for the two opening numbers, “Bird Song” and “Blue Bayou.” Weir then left, leaving Kimock & Friends to make their way through “That’s What Love Will Make You Do” and “My Sisters and Brothers.” Fresh off his performance at Red Rocks Amphitheatre with Lettuce the night before, Eric Krasno then emerged, joining the band for the final two numbers of the set, “Bertha” and “Scarlet Begonias.” Rather than making his leave, Krasno came back for Steve Kimock & Friend’s second set, which saw the musicians perform classics from the Grateful Dead catalog, “Tennessee Jed,” “Deal,” and “Crazy Fingers” before the closing sequence of “Shakedown Street” jammed through to “Not Fade Away.”Lettuce Rages Red Rocks With Ghostface Killah, George Porter Jr., John Scofield, And More [Photos/Videos]You can check out videos from last night’s Steve Kimock & Friends show below, courtesy of Stephen Mucelli, along with a setlist via S. Friedman on Jambase.Setlist: Steve Kimock & Friends with Bob Weir and Eric Krasno | Sweetwater Music Hall | Mill Valley, CA | 5/14/2017Set One: Bird Song (w/Bob Weir), Blue Bayou (w/Bob Weir), That’s What Love Will Make You Do, My Sisters and Brothers, Bertha (Eric Krasno joins for rest of show), Scarlet BegoniasSet Two: Tennessee Jed, Deal, Crazy Fingers, Shakedown Street > Not Fade Away“Bird Song” with Bob Weir “Blue Bayou” with Bob Weir
Load remaining images Photo: Jeremy Scott Phish returned to Dick’s Sporting Goods Park last night for the third and final show of their annual Labor Day run. After a wild night one and an up-and-down night two, the band fell somewhere in the middle on night three, with a show that had several highlights and a few notable swing-and-misses. Phish turned in a fair amount of improvisation while remaining somewhat reserved in their song selection (and that can be said for all three nights of the weekend in Colorado), and they seemed to be somewhat out of sync for much of the show. While Sunday night’s performance was ultimately a good one, it lacked the punch of some of the band’s standout shows this summer, and certainly some of the shows that have made the Dick’s Sporting Goods Park venue legendary over the years.Watch the full show below from Dick’s Sporting Goods Park on 9/3/2017, courtesy of LivePhishPhish started things off with a rarity in “Buffalo Bill”. Performed for only the nineteenth time since its debut in 1992, this was the first version of the track since it was busted out last Fall at the Verizon Theatre in Grand Praire, TX. After the quick run through “Buffalo Bill”, Phish launched into a solid version of “The Moma Dance.” The song was played in a slightly higher key than usual by bassist Mike Gordon, giving the part a particularly melodic feel. The band was loose and aggressive, which led to a somewhat sloppy delivery of the song. However, when the band reached the song’s jam section, they harnessed that aggressive approach for a short piece of improv that sounded somewhat like the jam section in “Walk Away.”“Birds of a Feather” was up next, and Gordon continued his melodic bass playing. Guitarist Trey Anastasio comped his way through the song’s chorus, adding flourishes and tasty licks to give the song a unique feel. “Birds of a Feather” doesn’t get stretched out that often, and this could be called another “standard” version of the song, but their “standard” version is often reminiscent of the band’s early-1990s aggressive style of playing, so it almost always works. The band made their way through the song with ease, before keyboardist Page McConnell brought the song to a close with a quote from “The Birds.” A quick “Sugar Shack” batted cleanup, and it contained some expected and familiar flubs throughout the song’s composed section by Anastasio. He just can’t seem to get that one right in 2017.The band then delivered McConnell’s Vida Blue-era track “Most Events Aren’t Planned,” which was performed by Phish for the first time ever during the final night of this summer’s Baker’s Dozen residency at Madison Square Garden. The song was one of the biggest surprises of the residency, and it was just as surprising to see it make the setlist once again at Dick’s. The track features a prog-rock vibe and a Genesis-style groove that really allows for the band to get comfortable and lock in. This version was, of course, filled with improvisation, with Anastasio pushing a rhythmic theme that defined the early portion of the jam. He utilized echo and delay effects while McConnell created a wild array of sounds with his synthesizers. Page moved over to his organ, adding some piercing stabs that acted as a catalyst for Anastasio, who responded in kind. Finally, Gordon entered the fray with another melodic bass part, and the band was off and running with an exciting piece of rock ‘n’ roll improvisation. The jam sounded similar to “First Tube,” and as such, it was high-octane and thumping throughout.A bouncy “Back on the Train” was trotted out next, and the band made their way through the fan favorite with a fun and bright type I jam. “Leaves,” a newer song that was debuted this summer, followed “BOTT,” continuing the hot-and-cold first set. The song was pretty and blissful, although the vocal harmonies left a bit to be desired. Fortunately, Anastasio started up one of their most classic songs, “The Wedge”. The band worked their way through the song before quickly moving into “46 Days” with a flat transition that found the band trying to incorporate some start/stop elements that didn’t quite land. A dark and dissonant jam emerged out of “46 Days,” and the band built it up methodically towards a raging climax. Anastasio included a brief vocal jam at the tail end of the jam to mark this a unique version of the song.The band closed out set one with a wild “Bathtub Gin” that contained a number of musical ideas. After working through the song’s form, the band put together a delicate piece of improvisation that slowly built towards a triumphant peak before bringing set one to its natural conclusion.Phish returned to finish their final set of the summer with a monster “Down With Disease.” They worked through “DWD” with excitement, bringing a huge amount of energy with them into the lengthy improvisation that song is known for. The band found themselves moving into a blues rock sound before they dissolved into a quiet and ambient space, which built in its ominous nature until Jon Fishman kicked into gear, pushing the band to another depth. Anastasio added some guitar stabs before settling into a jangly speed-funk vibe, with McConnell freaking out on his synth. The band dropped back into a meditative, ambient sound. Fishman dropped out on drums but jumped on the Marimba Lumina, and the band entered true freakout territory with some spooky sounds.The prolonged ambient segment fizzled out and Anastasio quickly started up one of the band’s most reliable modern jam vehicles: “Light.” Often playing the role of landing point and launch pad, “Light” once again bridged the gap of an amazing jam segment. Phish utilized this “Light” perfectly, jumping into an exploratory and psychedelic jam. Anastasio returned to some Allman Brothers-esque jamming for a moment, and the band really seemed comfortable, taking their time building the “Light” jam up to a power-chord heavy, hard rock moment that led to a screeching peak from Anastasio. He was reminiscent of “Machine Gun Trey,” at times, before dropping into a funk groove that signaled the beginning of “Rise Up/Come Together”, the guitarist’s new song that has found a nice home in Phish setlists this summer.After a spirited performance of the new song, the band started up “Piper.” The song is overdue for a standout version. Anastasio’s playing has been focused for most of the second set so far, confidently leading the band from one improv scenario to another. Here, the band quickly moved into a funk space that allowed for them to drop into a groove and stay there for a while. Gordon led the band with a Bass melody, while McConnell turned to his Yamaha keyboard and served up some plinko type sounds. Trey turned on his echo and started entering the mix more prominently. He delivered with a Santana-esque solo the pushed that band into overdrive, with more blues guitar shredding leading the way towards a huge climax.The band quickly faded out and moved into the venue-appropriate “Meatstick.” After the song’s now-mandatory Japanese lyrics, it was quickly brought to an end, skipping the improv that is typical of most versions of the song. The band opted instead to and start up the weekend’s first cover, a pulsating “2001.” This version started up with some interesting sound effects that seemed to come from Anastasio’s Kaoss pad, which is first used when the band performed “Everything In Its Right Place” by Radiohead during Lemon night at the Baker’s Dozen. Of course, Trey eventually turned back to the guitar to lead the band through “2001” and right into “Possum.” The old favorite was welcomed with a huge explosion of energy from the crowd, glow sticks raining down from the sky as the excited audience was whipped into a frenzy. “Possum” contained a major tension/release jam that blasted things off into orbit. Phish closed out the set with a fun take on “Suzy Greenberg.”For the encore, Phish busted out “Waste.” It was a fitting way to open the encore, after an amazing summer that will stand out as one of the best of all time for Phish. Both the relationship between the members of the band and the relationship between band and their fans have never been in a better place, and, as we saw at the end of the Baker’s Dozen with the band’s final encore opener of “On The Road Again,” these guys are emotional, so this song is perfectly placed in that regard. After that display of raw emotion, Phish switched gears for a raucous “First Tube” that served as the final song of the evening and of the run. The energy is always high during “First Tube”, and, even if it wasn’t the cleanest delivery of the song in the band’s history, the crowd responded with waves of energy, one last romp with Phish before the summer is over.In the end, save for the uneven first set, Phish finished up the weekend with a strong show. The powerful second set was well-crafted, with no identifiable down moments to speak of. The weekend as a whole, however, was good but not great. Sure, tonight and Friday both featured lights-out, second sets (with Friday taking the cake for set of the weekend), but therun weekend lacked the gravity of previous editions of the Dick’s residency. There was no special set, no message spelled out in the setlist, no guests, no gags, and, it could be argued, an overall lack of creativity in the song selection all weekend long. Call it Baker’s Dozen fatigue, if you will.With rumors abound that the band will soon announce their New Year’s Eve Plans–believed to be a return to their new home court with a four-night run at Madison Square Garden–fans may not have to wait that long to get their next fix of Phish. As of now, the band has no future tour dates announced. Thanks for reading our Phish coverage all summer long!Phish | Dick’s Sporting Goods Park | Commerce City, Co | 9/3/2017SET 1: Buffalo Bill, The Moma Dance, Birds of a Feather, Sugar Shack, Most Events Aren’t Planned, Back on the Train,Leaves, The Wedge, 46 Days, Bathtub GinSET 2: Down with Disease > Light > Rise/Come Together > Piper > Meatstick, Also Sprach Zarathustra > Possum > Suzy GreenbergENCORE: Waste > First Tube
Dave Watts, drummer and founding member of The Motet, is getting ready for some shows with his new ensemble, Katharsis. Joining Watts on this latest project is keyboardist Todd Stoops (RAQ / Electric Beethoven), bassist Chuck Jones (Dopapod), and guitarist Marcus Rezak (Digital Tape Machine). The group is playing a 3-night Colorado run beginning next Wednesday, September 27th at Frisco’s Barkley Ballroom, followed by shows at Fort Collins’s Aggie Theatre (opening up for G. Love & Special Sauce, and Denver’s Cervantes Masterpiece Ballroom. On October 5th, the band will be in Chicago at Emporium Arcade.The group made its debut in Denver back in May, and things kept on building from there. Katharsis has already released two songs, “Diabolical” and “Sex Chat,” with more singles on the way. The quartet hit the studio earlier this year, and came out of that session with twelve fantastic psychedelic funk tracks, sealing their standing much more than just another side project. We caught up with Watts to discuss the band and how it all came to be.As Watts explains, “Marcus and I had been talking about collaborating for a couple of years. He mentioned that we should find a show to play in Denver with Todd, and when Chuck let me know he was moving to town it seemed like the four of us would make a mighty line-up, I called Jay Bianchi and he set up our first shows this past May. After feeling the synergy we manifested on stage those nights we decided that we needed to write some original music and make a record. I called Mtn. Star studios in Rollinsville, where Dopapod made their most recent albums, and booked three days for us to write, record and improvise into the wee hours. The result is a dozen songs which we will be releasing slowing over the coming months. We call our brand of music psychedelic funk.”He continues, “It’s been an honor and pleasure working with these guys so far! They are all monsters on their instruments and incredibly open minded when it comes to the creative process. We are just in the infant stages of this project and already we’re coming up with a sound that is light years beyond anything we could have imagined. Our mission statement is to peel away the veil of this reality and expose the psychedelic underworld. I think this is expressed well in our videos and graphic design work (props to Mike Tallman!)”Katharsis Tour Dates9.27 The Barkley Ballroom | Frisco, CO (FREE – tix)9.28 Aggie Theatre | Fort Collins, CO (tix) *9.29 Cervantes Masterpiece Ballroom | Denver, CO (tix)10.5. Emporium Arcade | Chicago, IL (tix)* support for G. Love & Special Sauce