first_imgIt’s almost unfathomable how many large-scale projects Warren Haynes is working on. Between his role leading the Ashes & Dust Band and his work with Gov’t Mule, it would seem unlikely that Haynes has time for much else. That is, except the Jerry Garcia Symphonic Celebrations. With a handful of dates already on the schedule, including sets at famed venues like Tanglewood and Red Rocks Amphitheatre, Haynes has just extended his tour for two more dates. The newly added shows include a performance at the PNC Bank Arts Center in Holmdel, NJ on August 7th, and a set at the Central Park SummerStage in New York, NY on the 8th. Haynes will be playing on Garcia’s “Wolf” guitar as well, only adding to the magic.Take a look at the full tour schedule below, and head to Haynes’ website for more details. Tickets are available starting tomorrow, March 8th, at 12 PM ET.Warren Haynes’ Jerry Garcia Symphonic Celebration Tour DatesJune 23 – Nashville, TN – Schermerhorn Symphony CenterWith the Nashville SymphonyJune 24  – Atlanta, GA  – Chastain Park AmphitheatreWith the Atlanta Symphony OrchestraJune 26  – Highland Park, IL  – Ravinia FestivalWith the Ravinia Festival Orchestra  July 1  – Lenox, MA  – Tanglewood Music CenterWith the Boston Pops and Conductor Keith LockhartAugust 1  – Morrison, CO  – Red Rocks AmphitheatreWith The Colorado SymphonyAugust 4  – Canandaigua, NY  – CMAC Performing Arts CenterAugust 6  – Bethel, NY – Bethel Woods Center For The ArtsWith the Hudson Valley PhilharmonicAugust 7 – Holmdel, NJ – PNC Bank Arts CenterAugust 8 – New York, NY – Summerstage In Central Parklast_img read more

first_imgToday marks the day that Brandon Niederauer, also known as “Taz” amongst his musician friends, goes from young boy to young man. That’s right, our favorite twelve-year-old is now thirteen! Having played with many of the greats like Gregg Allman, Warren Haynes, Buddy Guy, George Porter Jr., and George Clinton, he’s also found time to perform the role of guitarist Zack Mooneyham in Andrew Lloyd Webber‘s most recent Broadway production School of Rock.In celebration of one of the coolest 13-year-olds around, enjoy this 18-minute highlight video, featuring sit-ins from Bear Creek, Bowlive, and beyond, courtesy of Barry2theB:Happy Birthday, Taz! May all your wildest dreams come true!last_img read more

first_imgLoad remaining images For the first time in their 30+ year career, Phish played to a sold out crowd at the historic Wrigley Field in Chicago, IL. The band sold out two nights with ease, bringing in tens of thousands of fans to witness the second and third shows on tour. With night one at Wrigley in the books, it’s safe to say that Phish felt right at home with the Cubs fans.The first set opened up with a joyous “Sample In A Jar,” celebrating the band’s debut at the famed stadium. The song seems to have found a home in the opening spot, and it’s always a great way to get the show going. From there, Phish immediately got to rocking with a great “Chalk Dust Torture.” The version never strayed too far improvisationally, but served to get the crowd riled up and ready to rock.Sample In A Jar, Chalkdust TortureAfter “Chalk Dust,” the band broke out into “Martian Monster.” While the first set trip was as short as advertised, the band kept the energy level high with “Rift.” The song raged from start to finish, before the band let loose with a groovy “Yarmouth Road.”Martian Monster, RiftFrom there, the band got into some classic “Sand” cow funk, with Trey Anastasio really firing a great solo. Phish then took an opportunity to try out a new song, debuting a ballad called “Miss You.” The slow, Trey-led original was a touching moment, and the guitarist promised the song would be featured on the new release.Yarmouth Road, SandThe rest of the set was one rocker after another, as “The Wedge” brought some heat to the stadium. “Free” really showcased the band’s rhythm section, as bassist Mike Gordon and drummer Jon Fishman shined in the song’s jam. Finally, the 2015 original “Blaze On” closed out a great first set, rocking hard for a nicely stretched out rendition.After the setbreak, it was Gordon who opened up the second half with the slapping bassline of “Down With Disease,” leading into the show’s first major jam session. The band members traded leads, keeping the groove rhythmic throughout. Things kept jamming with Page McConnell’s opening notes of “Fuego.” It was Anastasio who led the melody of the jam, soaring over the music. It’s also worth mentioning Chris Kuroda’s work with the lights, using the new LED boards to their fullest potential. The “Fuego” jammed seamlessly into “Twist,” bringing some true funk rock into the second set. This was a nicely jammed out “Twist,” with the band finding the pocket and never relenting. They slid into the darker song “Twenty Years Later” for a heavier moment, before lightening the set with “Waste.” The sing-a-long was an uplifting moment before running into “2001.” Twenty Years Later, WasteThe “2001” was some true funk madness, before settling into “Backwards Down The Number Line.” The Joy track featured its familiar upbeat solo from Anastasio, but it was the pure energy of the Rolling Stones that helped close the set with “Loving Cup.”2001, Backwards Down The NumberlineLoving CupOf course, the real highlight of the show was the first song of the encore. With their traditional three-microphone setup on stage, fans guessed familiar a cappella selections like “Grind.” What followed was the perfect Phish tribute to the late great David Bowie, honoring his memory with a note-for-note a cappella version of “Space Oddity.” Anastasio even sang the guitar melodies, air guitarring all the while. It was one of those true “oh my God” Phish moments, perhaps inspired by the weight of their host venue, Wrigley Field. You can bet that all 30,000+ in attendance were singing along.Watch the rest of the footage below, courtesy of Tom Rowles:The show ended with “Run Like An Antelope,” leaving fans rocking all the while. Considering “Space Antelope” was Anastasio’s pre-Phish band, the “Space Oddity” and “Run Like An Antelope” combination was a perfect way to end the show.  With the new music, the Bowie tribute and all of the great jams in between, Phish certainly made their mark on Wrigley Field. The good news… we get to do it again tomorrow.Setlist: Phish at Wrigley Field, Chicago, IL – 6/24/16Set 1: Sample in a Jar, Chalk Dust Torture, Martian Monster > Rift, Yarmouth Road, Sand, Miss You[1], The Wedge, Free > Blaze OnSet 2: Down with Disease[2] > Fuego > Twist > Twenty Years Later > Waste > Also Sprach Zarathustra > Backwards Down the Number Line, Loving CupEncore: Space Oddity[3], Run Like an Antelope[1] Debut.[2] Unfinished.[3] Phish debut.Notes: This show was webcast via Live Phish. Following the debut of Miss You, Trey noted that the song would be on their new album, and thanked the crowd for letting them try new material. Disease was unfinished. Space Oddity was a Phish debut and was performed a capellalast_img read more

first_imgLast night, Ween made their return to St. Paul, MN, playing the Roy Wilkins Auditorium for the third time in band history. As Ween just reunited this year, the show marks the group’s first appearance in St. Paul since 2010. Needless to say, the excitement was high as the group took to the stage.Though Dean Ween recently shared a story detailing their love of Prince, the band stuck to their original music for the show. In all, the group played a 30-song setlist, opening with “Don’t Shit Where You Eat” and featuring a five-song acoustic mini-set in the middle of the concert, where the band brought out “Birthday Boy,” “Mister Would You Please Help My Pony,” “The Mollusk” and more.Check out a couple of videos from the performance below, as well as a full setlist as annotated by Jenny Lee Baniszewski of the fan group Ween Appreciation Society.I Don’t Want It (via nickscribner)Birthday Boy [Acoustic] (via Chris Rathmanner)Setlist: Ween at Roy Wilkinson Auditorium, St. Paul, MN – 9/15/16Don’t Shit Where You EatTransdermal CelebrationEven If You Don’tTake Me AwayIt’s Gonna Be A Long NightThe Stallion Part 1Exactly Where I’m AtMutilated LipsBuckingham GreenLauraSpinal MeningitisThe H.I.V. SongI Don’t Want ItMonique the FreakAcoustic:Birthday BoyTried And TrueMister Would You Please Help My PonyDrifter in the DarkMolluskRoses Are FreeYour Party*Don’t Laugh I Love YouSomedayPandy FacklerPollo AsadoBananas And BlowEncore:Don’t Get 2 Close (2 My Fantasy)Mr Richard SmokerFat LennyNan* = Dave and Dean swap instrumentslast_img read more

first_imgAs part of the Dear Jerry 2 ceremonies, Warren Haynes and The Avett Brothers teamed up last night in Fairfax, VA to honor the late great Jerry Garcia. The highly anticipated set saw both bands pay homage to a full Jerry Garcia Band performance from October of 1986, delighting fans with a number of favorites like “Run For The Roses,” “Deal” and so many more.Fortunately, the Jerry Garcia Facebook page had been sharing live videos for us to enjoy, so let’s watch a few in honor of Jerry!last_img read more

first_imgThough Bob Weir and Phil Lesh spent many years on the road together in Furthur (and of course in the Grateful Dead), the two musicians rarely get a chance to play with one another these days. Weir is busy touring with Dead & Company or the Campfire Band, while Lesh maintains residencies at Terrapin Crossroads, The Capitol Theatre and others. Though Lesh did host Weir at Terrapin earlier this year, the two finally crossed paths once more during a performance at The Warfield in San Francisco, CA last night, for Jackie Greene’s birthday show.Greene assembled his band with some very special guests for the show. In addition to Weir and Lesh, Mark Karan, Nicki Bluhm, Ross James, Alex Nelson, and Bruce Spencer were all in attendance.The first set was all Jackie Greene, with sit ins from Karan and Spencer peppering the performing. Afterwards, Bob Weir emerged for a short five song set that mirrored his recent acoustic performances, with songs from his new Blue Mountain album and a set closing “Ripple.”The third set was the big Grateful Dead celebration, with Weir and Nelson joining on a set opening “Jack Straw” and “Standing On Shaky Ground.” At that point, Lesh emerged, as did Nicki Bluhm, for some Dead classics. The band played through “Scarlet/Fire” as well as a towering version of “Dark Star” with “I’m So Gone” in the middle. All of the guests stayed on for “Shakedown Street”, and Greene’s band finished things up with a medley that included “Another Brick In The Wall Pt. 2”, a reprise of “Shakedown Street”, and “China Cat/I Know You Rider”.Watch “Dark Star > I’m So Gone > Dark Star” featuring Bobby and Phil, below.The show concluded with everyone joining together one more time for “Sugaree.” What a birthday party! As today is Greene’ birthday, let’s wish him a happy birthday and thank him for putting together such a seriously Grateful performance! You can see his setlist, below.last_img read more

first_imgFollowing his successful Gary Clark Jr. Live release in 2014, guitarist Gary Clark Jr. will return with a new live release, North America 2016! Due out on March 17th, the new live album is packed with highlights from Clark Jr.’s acclaimed touring in 2016, and even features a collaboration with soul singer Leon Bridges.The album was just announced last night, and pre-ordering it will get you a copy of “The Healing.” You can check out the video released for “The Healing,” embedded below.You can also see the new album’s full tracklisting, below.Gary Clark Jr. – North America 2016 Tracklisting1. Grinder (Live)2. The Healing (Live)3. Our Love (Live)4. Cold Blooded (Live)5. When My Train Pulls In (Live)6. Down To Ride (Live)7. You Saved Me (Live)8. Shake (Live)9.Church (Live)10. Honest I Do (Live)11. My Baby’s Gone (Live)12. Numb (Live)last_img read more

first_imgJason Isbell, the Grammy Award-winning singer-songwriter from Alabama, will be hitting the road this summer for an extensive summer tour. The tour, which kicks off on June 17th at Thomas Wolfe Auditorium in Asheville, NC, will circle through the South, Northwest, and Midwest before a closing date at Red Rocks Amphitheatre outside of Denver, CO on September 7th. He will be joined on the road with a rotating cast of other artists, including The Mountain Goats, Iron & Wine, Strand of Oak, and Isbell’s frequent collaborator and wife, Amanda Shires. After the North American leg of this tour, in the fall, Isbell will cross the pond, hitting select cities across the UK, Ireland, France, Belgium, Germany, The Netherlands, Norway, Sweden, and Denmark.The full dates and locations for the shows are available here.last_img read more

first_imgThe 2017 Brooklyn Comes Alive lineup features members of Umphrey’s McGee, moe., The Disco Biscuits, The String Cheese Incident, Trey Anastasio Band, and so many more. Iconic legends, such as John Scofield, George Porter Jr., Cyril Neville, DJ Premier, Johnny Vidacovich, and Henry Butler, will join members of nationally touring bands, such as GRAMMY-winners Snarky Puppy, The Meters, Primus, Soulive, Lettuce, The Motet, Lotus, Railroad Earth, The Infamous Stringdusters,Yonder Mountain String Band, The Russ Liquid Test, SunSquabi, Pendulum, Destroid, The Crystal Method, Midnight North, Aqueous, Kung Fu, Electric Beethoven, and more. Check out the full lineup of artists below, and stay tuned for upcoming announcements about bands, supergroup formations, and special tribute sets.***Tickets Are On Sale Now!***Each ticket grants attendees in-and-out access to all three venues, creating the feeling of an indoor music festival all within the heart of Williamsburg. In true Brooklyn Comes Alive-fashion, a brunch set will kick off the music each day, and performances will continue into the early hours of the morning with special late-night performances.To find out more about ticketing, VIP options, and lodging, head to the festival website. Brooklyn Comes Alive recently announced its massive artist lineup, with over 100 artists slated to perform 35+ sets across two days in the heart of Williamsburg, Brooklyn. This year, the event is expanding to two days, September 23rd and 24th, and will take over three of Brooklyn’s premier venues—Brooklyn Bowl, The Hall at MP, and Music Hall of Williamsburg—all within a 10-minute walking radius. Fans’ imaginations have been running wild dreaming up what band lineups may be formed from the extensive roster of musicians. The guessing game is always one of the most fun parts of the Brooklyn Comes Alive experience, but today we’re ready to roll out some more surprises. Today, following the previous announcements of “The Road Goes On Forever: Celebrating The Music Of The Allman Brothers Band,” A Tribute To Jamiroquai, and Eric Krasno & Friends, Brooklyn Comes Alive has announced that members of moe. and Aqueous will team up for a one time-only performance as moe.queous.Buffalo, New York, is somewhat of an unsung center of the jam world. Few people remember that iconic Brooklyn trio Soulive actually originated in Buffalo the late 1990’s. Of course, the beloved jam band moe. hails from the city too, having planted their flag as the quintessential Buffalo band earlier in the 90’s. moe. would grow out of Buffalo and turn into a national-touring powerhouse, but the band spent several years honing their craft and playing for a rabid pack of locals in western New York.moe.’s influence on Buffalo, New York, continues to this day, inspiring the next generation of jam bands growing out of New York state. Having grown up in and around Buffalo in the late 1990’s and early 2000’s, upstart jam band Aqueous have clearly been influenced by moe. as well as by the entirety of the city’s vibrant and adventurous music scene. The band have crafted a unique, groove-oriented progressive rock sound, with their dual-guitar attack, ambitious songwriting, and playful lyrics. Now, Mike Gantzer, Dave Loss, Evan McPhaden, and Rob Houk of Aqueous will join forces with moe.’s Al Schnier and Vinnie Amico for an unforgettable set of moe. songs, Aqueous songs, and choice covers, which can only be experienced at Brooklyn Comes Alive.Mike Gantzer had this to say about playing with Al and Vinnie from moe.:“It’s an absolute honor to get the opportunity to share the stage with some of the moe. guys! Some of Aqueous’ most formative moments when we were young and aspiring/impressionable musicians were seeing moe. shows, and moe.down was actually our first ever festival that we attended growing up. We’ve always looked up to those guys, and the Buffalo connection we share makes it that much more special, so in summation, we’re incredibly psyched!”Aqueous performing a moe. tribute set at Paradise Music Festival on 7/23/15Aqueous with Vinnie Amico from moe. and Joel Cummins from Umphrey’s McGee performing “Kid Charlemagne” by Steely Dan at Summercamp 2017last_img read more

first_imgPhoto: C.B. Klein Last night in Colorado, Twiddle played the first of a two-night stand at the Boulder Theatre. Twiddle’s previously scheduled performance at Red Rocks Amphitheatre show with moe. and Pigeons Playing Ping Pong this weekend was canceled due to moe. bassist Rob Derhak’s recent diagnosis of cancer. Despite the somber circumstances surrounding the cancelation, the Vermont jammers decided to keep the positive vibes alive for the weekend. Joining them for the first night was Bozeman, MT’s own galaxy-grass quartet, Kitchen Dwellers.moe. And Twiddle To Auction Signed Red Rocks Flag For CharityIt was announced earlier that both bands would each play a set of their own music, with the night culminating in a special collaborative third set. Twiddle and the Dwellers are no strangers to each other, as the acts have previously toured with one another and Twiddle guitarist Mihali Savoulidis joined the bluegrass act in the studio on “Vision of Mohr” from their latest release Ghost in the Bottle (check out video of both bands performing the number below).The Dwellers’ opening set held a number of stand-out performances of tunes off of their latest release in addition to older numbers, such as “Farmer’s Son” from their 2013 self-titled debut. The well-written tale that is “Gypsy”—also off Ghost in the Bottle—showcased the vocal skills of banjo player Torrin Daniels.  For “The Crown,” bassist Joe Funk stepped up to the mic while mandolinist Shawn Swain and Daniels furiously traded solos and Max Davies delivered rhythm guitar and beautiful vocal harmonies. The Dwellers closed their set out with a rousing rendition of the classic Eagles’ number “Take It Easy,” which had the house rocking and further proved why this talented young bluegrass act is on the brink of taking things to the next level.“Take It Easy”For the next set, Twiddle once again proved why they are a force to be reckoned with. The group laid it down for the Boulder faithful on night one, with a setlist that consisted of tunes ranging across the band’s thirteen-year career. The Vermont quartet opened up with the PLUMP number “Nicodemus Portulay,” followed by a “Syncopated Healing” housing a well-played extended jam. “Doinkinbonk!!!” got weirdly psychedelic, while “Orlando’s” saw both Savoulidis and keyboardist Ryan Dempsey go off on their own solo tangents. Bassist Zdenek Gubb and drummer Brook Jordan held down the rhythm during “Orlando’s”, eventually bringing the song to a massive “Da-da-da-da-da” sing-a-long of the chorus. As the group continued their set, eventually ending their solo performance on high with a rendition of “Blunderbuss” and its classical-music stylings.“Syncopated Healing”Following the two spot-on performances by Twiddle and Kitchen Dwellers, the packed house was reeling in anticipation for the two group’s special collaborative set. It was clear from the first notes of the collaborative set that these two acts have a relationship that goes beyond the music. It’s no easy feat to have two full bands share the stage and play each other’s songs so effortlessly—but that is exactly what happened. The opening ten-minute version of Kitchen Dwellers’ “Vision of Mohr” brought the energy levels up exponentially. As the two groups went into “Subconscious Prelude” from Twiddle’s 2007 album Natural Evolution of Consciousness, it was clear that the special performance was going to exceed all expectations. Once “Mountain” happened, there wasn’t a still body in the house. The set continued on and proved to be a how-to clinic in collaboration with epic versions of “Buckle Down” and “Hattibagen McRat.” Eventually, the two groups ended with an encore of “Hattie’s Jam” into “When It Rains It Pours,” ensuring smiles and good vibes abounded at the show’s close.TwiDwellers’ “Vision of Mohr”Twiddle continues their Boulder Theater run with Pigeons Playing Ping Pong for a sold-out show this evening.  Check out a full gallery of photos from the night, courtesy of C. B. Klein.Kitchen Dwellers Setlist | Boulder Theater | Boulder, CO | 8/11/17:Farmers Son, Southern Flavor > Colder Nights, Auggie, Gypspy, Shadows, The Crown, The Living Dead, Take It Easy (Eagles cover)Twiddle Setlist | Boulder Theater | Boulder, CO | 8/11/17:Nicodemus Portulay, Syncopated Healing, Doinkinbonk!!!, Orlando’s, Second Wind, Beethoven and Greene, Honeyburste, BlunderbussTwiDwellers Setlist | Boulder Theater | Boulder, CO | 8/11/17:Visions of Mohr, Subconscious Prelude, Mountain, Cabbage Face, Buckle Down, Hattibagen McRatE: Hattie’s Jam > When It Rains It PoursThe Kitchen Dwellers head out on fall tour with bluegrass brethren, Horseshoes & Hand Grenades, and will make their way to New York City’s American Beauty on Thursday, October 5th. Get ticket here! Twiddle & Kitchen Dwellers | Boulder Theatre | Boulder, CO | 8/11/2017 | Photo: C. B. Kleincenter_img Load remaining imageslast_img read more