It’s about to get funky up in these Rocks! Come July 14th, an incredible triple billing of Galactic, BoomBox, and Pimps of Joytime will head to the joyous Red Rocks Amphitheatre in Morrison, CO for one night of funky mayhem.Galactic says it best in their announcement: “Don’t miss what is sure to be a legendary night at one of the best venues on the planet!” The show also marks the Red Rocks debut for PoJ, who continue to impress with a rigorous touring schedule and great musicianship.Between Galactic, BoomBox, and Pimps of Joytime, this looks to be quite the night for live music. Tickets and more can be found here.
One of the longest standing festivals, the New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival, has announced the daily schedule for their upcoming 2016 event. With massive headliners and hundreds of top-notch national and local acts, this year is looking stacked!Steely Dan, Gov’t Mule, and Sharon Jones & The Dap-Kings will headline the first night to kick off the two-weekend-long extravaganza on Friday, April 22nd. The following night will see noteworthy sets from Pearl Jam, Van Morrison, Nathaniel Rateliff & The Night Sweats, Mystikal, Anders Osborne and Galactic. Finally, weekend one will wrap up with a main stage appearance from the Red Hot Chili Peppers, in addition to Herbie Hancock & Wayne Shorter, Rhiannon Giddens and J. Cole.Weekend two will commence on Thursday, April 28th with Tedeschi Trucks Band ft. Jimmie Vaughan, Elvis Costello, Snarky Puppy, and Gary Clark Jr., to name a few. Friday will continue with Paul Simon, My Morning Jacket, Ms. Lauryn Hill, Irma Thomas, and The Revivalists. As always, Saturday boasts a massive lineup, with legends like Stevie Wonder, Buddy Guy, Dr. John & The Nite Trippers, Jon Cleary and the Absolute Monster Gentlemen, and Beck. Finally, the festival will conclude on Sunday with Trombone Shorty, Neil Young & Promise of the Real, Tribute to B.B. King, Tribute to Allen Toussaint, and Dumpstaphunk ft. Art Neville.For the full daily breakdown, head over to the Jazz Fest website.In the “daze between” the fest, keep the party going at the inaugural NOLA Crawfish Festival 4/25-4/27 at NOLA Brewery & Tap Room, featuring a gumbo of New Orleans’ finest musicians including George Porter Jr., Anders Osborne, Jon Cleary, Nigel Hall, John “Papa” Gros, Billy Iuso & Restless Natives, Papa Mali, June Yamagishi, Raymond Weber, Tony Hall, Derwin “Big D” Perkins and more, plus crawfish provided by the one and only NOLA Crawfish King, Chris “Shaggy” Davis.For all late night shows throughout the fest, head over to the Complete Guide to 2016 Jazz Fest Late Nights.
40 years ago, The Band made rock history by recording their farewell concert, titled The last Waltz. Joined by an incredible cast of musicians, The Band poured their hearts out for hours and hours as they ran through so many classic songs.In honor of that performance’s anniversary, Golden Gate Presents has compiled an all-star cast of musicians to join forces at The Capitol Theatre on November 23rd, nearly 40 years to the day of The Last Waltz. The performance includes Phosphorescent, Nels Cline, Natalie Prass, Joe Russo, Scott Metzger, Sam Cohen, Nicole Atkins, Dave Dreiwitz of Ween, Eric Slick of Dr. Dog, Alecia Chakour and more.Check out the full list of performers below! Tickets for the show go on sale this Wednesday, June 22nd, and can be found here. More info about The Complete Last Waltz can be seen here.The Complete Last Waltz PerformersPhosphorescentSam Cohen Nels Cline (Wilco)Natalie PrassScott Metzger (Joe Russo’s Almost Dead) Joe Russo (Joe Russo’s Almost Dead)Dave Dreiwitz (Ween / Joe Russo’s Almost Dead)Ryan Miller (Guster)Binky Griptite (The Dap Kings)John Roderick (The Long Winters)Steve Marion (Delicate Steve)Jon Shaw (Shaky Graves, Cass McCombs)Alecia Chakour (Tedeschi Trucks, Warren Haynes Bands)Josh KaufmanEric D Johnson (Fruit Bats)Matt Trowbridge (RANA)Eric Slick (Dr Dog)Stuart Bogie (Superhuman Happiness)Raymond MasonJordan McLeanJohn Altieri
Last night, Hotel Cafe hosted a Home For The Holidays Benefit Show with all proceeds going to Music Gives To St. Jude Kids. The concert was billed to include David Ryan Harris, Greg Holden, Cary Brothers, Theo Katzman, Joey Dosik, Jessica Childress, Garrison Starr, Tom Crouch, Madison Douglas, Andrew Herringer, Patrick Droney, “and more.” Concert-goers were treated to a very special guest performance from none other than John Mayer.So far, we know that Mayer performed the legendary Bill Withers classic “Ain’t No Sunshine” alongside David Ryan Harris, Zane Carney, Rob Humphreys (Organ Freeman), and Sean Hurley.Thanks to YouTube user Goosee9, you can watch the 15-minute performance below:Mayer is no stranger to the Hotel Cafe, having led an epic secret jam with Thundercat, Steve Jordan, and more, earlier this year. If you haven’t seen that performance, we highly suggest you do that.
The Disco Biscuits kicked off a three night stand at the famed Tabernacle venue in Atlanta, GA yesterday, getting things going with a great opening night. The band opened up their show with “Above The Waves,” treating fans to the lofty tune before digging into “Rainbow Song” and “Morph Dusseldorf.”The Biscuits also spreaded some holiday cheer with “Dance Of The Sugar Plum Fairy,” and some Frank Zappa cheer with their cover of “Pygmy Twylyte.” They would ultimately close out “Above The Waves” towards the end of the second set, and close the set with “Mr. Don.” “Rock Candy” completed the show in the encore position, putting a triumphant end to a great first show.You can check out the full video from night one below, as the Biscuits will be providing free, full-length videos live for each of the shows. Check out night one below.The setlist and a full gallery from Dave Vann can also be viewed below.Setlist: The Disco Biscuits | The Tabernacle | Atlanta, GA | 12/29/16Set One: Above The Waves -> Rainbow Song, Morph Dusseldorf -> Dance Of The Sugar Plum Fairy -> Minions -> Morph DusseldorfSet Two: Uber Glue, Pygmy Twylyte -> Orch Theme -> Spraypaint -> Above The Waves, Mr. DonEncore: Rock Candy The Disco Biscuits 12/29/16 – The Tabernacle, Atlanta GA – Photo © Dave Vann 2016 Load remaining images
Americana rocker Jackie Greene has announced a 19-date Spring tour, set to begin with a six-night run on March 24th at Mill Valley, CA’s Sweetwater Music Hall. Greene will be joined by Jason Crosby (Keys, Fiddle) Fitz Harris (Drums, Vocals), Nathan Dale (Guitars, Vocals), and Jon Cornell (Bass) on the tour. The Sweetwater shows will feature the group performing a different Greene album in its entirety each night.Greene and company will then make their way to Colorado for several shows, and continue the trek East through Kansas City, Chicago, Ann Arbor, and more, culminating in a tour-ending show at Atlanta’s Sweetwater 420 Festival on April 22nd. For tickets and information check out Greene’s website.Jackie Greene Band Sweetwater Tour Dates:March 24 Mill Valley, CA—Sweetwater Music Hall (Gone Wanderin’)March 25 Mill Valley, CA—Sweetwater Music Hall (Sweet Somewhere Bound)March 26 Mill Valley, CA—Sweetwater Music Hall (American Myth)March 30 Mill Valley, CA—Sweetwater Music Hall (Giving Up the Ghost)March 31 Mill Valley, CA—Sweetwater Music Hall (Till the Light Comes)April 1 Mill Valley, CA—Sweetwater Music Hall (Back to Birth)April 5 Aspen, CO—Belly UpApril 6 Denver, CO—Globe HallApril 7 Denver, CO—Globe HallApril 8 Fort Collins, CO—Aggie TheaterApril 10 Kansas City, MO—Knucklehead’sApril 12 S. Paul, MN—Turf ClubApril 13 Chicago, IL—Lincoln HallApril 14 Madison, WI—Majestic TheatreApril 15 Columbia, MO—The Blue NoteApril 17 Ann Arbor, MI—The ArkApril 18 Ann Arbor, MI—The ArkApril 19 Indianapolis, IN—HiFiApril 22 Atlanta, GA-Sweetwater 420 Festival[via Jambands]
Jam band legends moe. are looking to put their own stamp on the Jazz Fest late night scene with an unmissable three show late night run. The New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival welcomes in tens of thousands of music fans to spend seven days enjoying an epic assortment of music, food, and fun at the Fair Grounds Race Course. Luckily for fans of surging guitars, thunderous bass, and precision percussion, moe. will be ready to kick off when the daytime festival echoes away.Over the last few years, moe. has developed a formula to their touring mentality. While they still have numerous festival appearances and city-to-city tours, they have set up numerous multi-night runs nationwide. It allows the band to really settle in and focus on delivering as complete a picture of the band as possible.Planning setlists becomes more intricate and rewarding for a three night run. Knowing that many of their audiences will be watching all three shows serves as a challenge that the mischievous moe. surely savors. The opportunities to pull out rare covers, work out extensive jam possibilities, and debut a cover or new tune are more plentiful when viewing the big picture of three shows in a row. History shows that when guitarists Al Schnier and Chuck Garvey, bassist Rob Derhak, and percussionists Vinnie Amico and Jim Loughlin have extra time to plan that shenanigans surely follow.“Hey?! How does moe. write setlists?As has been the case with other residencies, moe. is mixing up the venues for the three concerts. The Friday and Saturday show will be held at the Civic Theater, a large room that will be packed with around 1299 screaming fans come April 28th & 29th with support from funk powerhouse Turkuaz. It’s safe to say fans will see a mix of extended jams, free flowing improvisational passageways, and more than a few earth-shaking crescendos over the course of the back-to-back shows. Tickets are available here.Savvy fans, however, know that the real chance for seeing truly obscure material will be at the Le Petit Théâtre du Vieux Carré on April 27, 2017. As in previous multi-show bookings, one night is set aside as a more intimate, exploratory evening with the band. The La Petit has hosted the finest in theatrical productions since 1916 and is the perfect location for the lead-in performance. Tickets are available here.Previous iterations of these small opening shows have seen beloved classic tunes dusted off, innovative reworkings of other songs, and special acoustic interludes. There is no way of predicting just what moe. will be doing, but it’s a safe bet that fans will be talking about these shows for years to come.These residencies also allow the fans and the band to spend some time seeing and exploring the city itself. And, if you’re looking for a fun city for music fans to explore, what better place could you pick than New Orleans during Jazz Fest? Legendary cuisine, eclectic architecture, and a truly unique cultural identity await travelers in the few hours when music isn’t playing.moe. is no stranger to putting together epic weekends of music. Between Summer Camp, moe.down, snoe.down, throe.down and whatever else the can sneak an “O” and a period into they have proven they knoe. their way around a run. Having one in the middle of the biggest music gathering in America’s premiere party town is a winning formula for a weekend of rock for the ages.There are a few remaining tickets for all three nights, but they are going fast. Click here for details.
According to a tweet from NBC‘s longtime live TV mainstay Saturday Night Live, Brooklyn’s enigmatic industrial electronic dance massive LCD Soundsystem will bring their futuristic drum circle to Studio 8H for a guest appearance on the show’s May 6th episode. The episode will be hosted by actor Chris Pine. The announcement comes on the heels of LCD Soundsystem’s hugely successful five-night residency at Brooklyn Steel to celebrate the venue’s opening. During the Brooklyn Steel shows, the band debuted several brand new original songs, “Tonight,” “Call Police,” and “American Dream.” In response to an audience member at the opening night loudly inquiring about the whereabouts of the new album promised by frontman James Murphy when the band reunited last year, Murphy replied with his signature bashful tone–“It took a little longer than we thought it would, we’re sorry about that. But it’s almost done. We promise.”Safe to say, we’ve already set our DVRs for the performance.
Phish’s Baker’s Dozen run is quickly approaching. As is tradition for summer tour, there will be an enormous amount of talent surrounding the entertainment with pre- and post-shows galore. Phish’s thirteen nights at Madison Square Garden will be no different, as Live For Live Music plans to take over New York City with over a dozen shows of our own.L4LM’s Official Guide To Phish Baker’s Dozen Late NightsAs the shenanigans approach, we’ll be discussing Phish with a number of artists who will be in town performing some of these late-night shows. In the first installment of our “Phishin’ With” series, Turkuaz guitarist Craig Brodhead discusses his relationship with the band Phish — ahead of their 7/25 performance at Irving Plaza.Live For Live Music: Tell us about your first Phish concert experience.Craig Brodhead: 11/13/1998 CSU Convocation Center, Cleveland, Ohio. I was twelve years old. My cousin Ryan had gotten my older brother and me into the band, and we all went to the show. I had started playing guitar a couple years earlier, and I had recently learned the “Chalkdust Torture” guitar solo note for note — they opened the show with that song, which made me really happy. Story Of The Ghost had just come out. They were playing a lot of that material, and Trey was doing a lot of the long delay-loop stuff. They did a super high-energy “Run Like An Antelope,” and Trey’s guitar playing that night had a huge impact on me. He made a reference to the Rock and Roll Hall Of Fame in the last verse section of that song and then encored with “Good Times Bad Times.” They were definitely playing up the aspect of Cleveland as a rock town, and it wasn’t lost on me, even at that age. It’s all sill very etched in my mind and I feel really lucky that I was able to witness some of the magic of that late 90’s era.L4LM: How would you describe the music of Phish?Craig Brodhead: I usually don’t like the “If artist X and artist Y had a baby” thing, but for Phish I think it’s pretty appropriate: The Grateful Dead meets Frank Zappa. The wide-open improvisational elements, the rootsy Americana, and the overall positive vibe come from the Dead; the challenging and detailed composition, humor, and irony come from Zappa.L4LM: How many Phish shows have you seen?Craig Brodhead: I think it’s somewhere around thirty.L4LM: Do you have a favorite show or most memorable experience?Craig Brodhead: 12/9/2009 at MSG was a big one for me. I thought it was a great show from top to bottom, but I think it had to do more with where I was in my life at that time. I’ve never listened back to it but it was a pretty transformative experience. I remember a great “Harry Hood” and they encored with “A Day In The Life” — that was extremely powerful — but it was also more of a general overall feeling of the music. I had just graduated Berklee and moved to Brooklyn the previous summer, and I was trying to figure out exactly what I was doing with my life in an artistic sense. They stopped playing in 2004 right as I started being a more earnest student of music, and I was pretty burned out by the whole thing, to be honest. I put it in the rear view and started a new chapter and moved onto five-plus years of digging into more “serious” music. I studied a lot of jazz guitar for years, and then moved to Willamsburg at its absolute Pitchfork hipster apex. That whole summer MGMT and Animal Collective were playing everywhere (I love those records too, by the way), and everything I was trying to do musically just felt a bit inauthentic and forced. Then I saw that show and it all just sort of clicked for me — there’s art music and party music and I’m happier playing party music. The joy that I got from being there made me remember that. I think it’s fair to say that realization directly set me on the path to what I’m doing now.L4LM: What are your two favorite Phish songs?Craig Brodhead: 1. Chalkdust Torture, 2. StashL4LM: What’s the wildest thing you’ve ever seen at a Phish show?Craig Brodhead: Onstage: George Clinton and P-Funk coming out during the Miami NYE run and the IT Fest Tower jam (tie)Offstage: A guy in the parking lot singing the theme song to Fraggle Rock over and over in between nitrous balloons which gave him a super creepy low voice. That one sticks with me.**Purchase Tickets Here**Enter To Win A Pair Of Tickets:
2017 was a very big year for Organ Freeman, the explosive instrumental jazz-funk fusion trio out of L.A. In addition to releasing their brand new sophomore LP, Respect My Art, to overwhelmingly positive reviews, the band mounted their biggest tour to date (a 30+ date spring run featuring supporting gigs for Umphrey’s McGee and Pigeons Playing Ping Pong) and played a number of festivals nationwide including Fool’s Paradise in St. Augustine, FL, NOLA Crawfish Festival in New Orleans, LA, Summer Camp Music Festival in Chillicothe, IL, and the inaugural Canyon Jam at the scenic Mishawaka Amphitheatre in Bellevue, CO.Over Thanksgiving weekend last month, Organ Freeman made their debut at the historic Capitol Theatre in Port Chester, NY, opening the festivities for Twiddle. Thanks to nugs.tv, you can watch pro-shot footage of Organ Freeman performing “Go by Richard, Not by Dick”, the opening track from their self-titled debut album, in full multi-cam HD below (via the Organ Freeman YouTube page):Comprised of Rob Humphreys (drums), Erik Carlson (guitar), and Trevor Steer (organ/keys), the young band has already begun to make a reputation for themselves in the funk/jam scene with their unhinged live performances and eclectic, technically proficient recordings. Respect My Art is the band’s second release, following their 2015 self-titled record, Organ Freeman. Their newest effort leads the them largely in a new direction, as they meld EDM electronics with traditional organ trio instrumentation.Organ Freeman Released Their New LP “Respect My Art” Today, And It’s Dope [Stream]Of the new record, Steer explains, “Our goal for this album was to try to create the biggest, most expansive sound we could as a three piece, so instead of writing and arranging with the instrumentation in mind, we decided not to shy away from layering or sounds that wouldn’t normally be considered in an organ trio setting.”For Respect My Art, Organ Freeman ventured outside of the standard drums-keys-guitar lineup of an organ trio and enlisted some heavy hitters to join in on the magic. They invited Theo Katzman of Vulfpeck, as well as Dave Brandwein of Turkuaz, alongside bassist Sean Hurley (Vertical Horizon), trumpet player Sean Billings (Jungle Fire), alto saxophonist Woody Mankowski (The Muller’s Wheel) and tenor saxophonist Jesse McGinty to fill out various tracks on the album, delving deeper into previously uncharted territory for the band.Organ Freeman just announced a run of 4 shows in California in late March opening for Umphrey’s McGee. For a full list of upcoming Organ Freeman tour dates, head over to the band’s website.