Joe Russo, Ween’s Dave Dreiwitz To Play Brooklyn Bowl With Band of Changes

first_imgIt’s almost hard to believe, but there is a life outside of Joe Russo’s Almost Dead for beloved drummer Joe Russo. The percussive magician has consistently worked his magic in a number of projects, even making his television debut in the backing band of Craig Finn. On April 21st, Russo will make his Brooklyn Bowl debut with another project, backing Chris Harford’s Band of Changes.Joining Russo will be Ween bassist Dave Dreiwitz in support of Harford and his original music. True to its name, the Band of Changes has something of a revolving door policy, opening things up for new interpretations of the songs each time. To describe Harford’s sound, The New Yorker writes “…A singer, guitarist, and songwriter who rose through the local club scene in the nineteen-eighties, Harford operates in the free zone outside rock’s usual categories. He has a foot in country, a hand in seventies rock, a toe in folk, a finger in post-punk. With his gruff but plaintive voice and his fondness for muddied-up guitars, he sometimes recalls Neil Young.”Tickets and more information can be found here.last_img read more

The Allman Brothers Band Recorded Live At Fillmore East, 45 Years Ago

first_img“Play all night!” an audience member yelled… On March 11, 12, and 13 of 1971, The Allman Brothers Band played at Bill Graham’s Fillmore East, and recorded it for a live album. Advertisements for the shows read: “Bill Graham Presents in New York — Johnny Winter And, Elvin Bishop Group, Extra Added Attraction: Allman Brothers.” Though while Winter was billed as the headliner, by the third night, the Allman Brothers were closing the show.This weekend marks the 45th anniversary of recording one of the most legendary live albums to ever grace this Earth. When thinking about The Allman Brothers, Live At Fillmore East is one of the main treasures that comes to mind. The double LP is most tangibly definitive of the band’s authentic sound, giving them both artistic and commercial breakthroughs, and is the kind of record you can spin on a daily basis and still find something new you love about it.Read More About The Allman Brothers Band’s ‘Eat A Peach’ Studio Album“We realized that we got a better sound live and that we were a live band. We were not intentionally trying to buck the system, but keeping each song down to 3:14 just didn’t work for us. We were going to do what the hell we were going to do and that was to experiment on and offstage. And we realized that the audience was a big part of what we did, which couldn’t be duplicated in a studio. A light bulb finally went off; we need to make a live album,” said Gregg Allman about the decision to record the three-night run [excerpt taken from Alan Paul’s One Way Out: The Inside History of the Allman Brothers Band].While a few things went almost terribly wrong, like the uninvited horns section, or the bomb scare that suspended the final night’s music through sunrise, the album still turned out as one of the best ever.After dealing with the three nights of chaos, producer Tom Dowd explains of the final product, “The Fillmore album captured the band in all their glory. The Allmans have always had a perpetual swing sensation that is unique in rock. They swing like they’re playing jazz when they play things that are tangential to the blues, and even when they play heavy rock. They’re never vertical but always going forward, and it’s always a groove. Fusion is a term that came later, but if you wanted to look at a fusion album, it would be Fillmore East. Here was a rock ’n’ roll band playing blues in the jazz vernacular. And they tore the place up.”Butch Trucks Talks Duane Allman, The Evolution of “You Don’t Love Me” with King Curtis’ “Soul Serenade,” Releases A&R Studio Track via Peach RecordsDespite being recorded in New York City, the album cover photo [above] was actually taken on a very cold day in Macon, GA, where the band all lived. Apparently the band was having trouble in cooperating with the photographer that day, giving scowling looks toward the camera. “At one point, a man walked up over next to our truck and Duane jumped up and ran over to him, and the photographer starts screamin’ and hollerin’,” explains Butch Trucks of the experience. “Then Duane came back and sat down, and we all busted out laughin’ and THAT is the picture. That is the ONLY picture from the whole day with everybody laughin’. And if you look, Duane’s got his hands like this. [folded]. What he had done was ran over and picked up a little eight ball of cocaine.” If there’s anything you need to know about Live At Fillmore East, that’s it.In honor of this special mark in rock and roll history, listen to the full album now:Track List:01. Statesboro Blues02. Done Somebody Wrong03. Stormy Monday04. You Don’t Love Me05. Hot ‘Lanta06. In Memory Of Elizabeth Reed07. Whipping Post[All quotes via Alan Paul]last_img read more

Grace Potter Announces Stacked Lineup For Grand Point North Festival

first_imgGrace Potter has announced the lineup for the Grand Point North Music Festival, scheduled for September 17-18 at the Waterfront Park in Burlington, VT. The beloved annual tradition will see Potter headlining both nights, and will welcome a number of top artists for the two night run.The lineup features sets from Old Crow Medicine Show, Guster, The Wood Brothers, Kaleo, Blind Pilot, The Record Company, Kat Wright & The Indomitable Soul Band and Eliza Hardy Jones. Two day passes are currently on-sale, and single day tickets go on-sale Friday, April 22 at 11am.“I’m thrilled to be able to FINALLY announce the official lineup for my festival, Grand Point North! This year’s lineup will include hand-picked local faves, regional and national bands as well as expertly curated best-of-Vermont-Food, drink, dance, performance, art, and mayhem” said Potter in a statement. “I hope you will all join me this September for another iconic weekend in the mountains of Vermont on the Burlington Waterfront. If you’ve never been, I DARE you to come. Be prepared to fall in love. This place is pure magic.”The festival is thrown in conjunction with Higher Ground, and more information can be found here.last_img read more

The String Cheese Incident Announce Webcasts For Their Red Rocks Run

first_imgThe String Cheese Incident are gearing up for three nights on the Rocks! With the band’s recent admittance into the venue’s Hall Of Fame, fans who head to Red Rocks Amphitheatre this weekend are surely in for a treat.For those who can’t make it to the Morrison, CO venue, fear not! The band has teamed up with to provide webcasts of all three performances, spanning from July 15th through the 17th. HD and SD options are available, and all information can be found here.last_img

Listen To Tom Hamilton’s American Babies Play A Full Bruce Springsteen Set With Aron Magner

first_imgLast night, Tom Hamilton’s American Babies brought their Bruce Springsteen tribute set to The Ardmore Music Hall in Philadelphia, PA. The set, dubbed “Philly is the Boss”, featured special guest Aron Magner of The Disco Biscuits on keys throughout the evening.The show featured an awesome assortment of Springsteen material from throughout the beloved songwriter’s vast catalog. The show kicked off with “Wrecking Ball”, the song Bruce wrote in tribute to the old Giants Stadium, before moving into more classic material like “Badlands”, “The Promised Land”, and “Tenth Avenue Freeze Out”, with “Atlantic City” providing an ultimate sing-a-long moment.The rest of the show was filled with more classic Springsteen material such as “I’m On Fire”, “The Ghost of Tom Joad”, “Born to Run”, “Dancing In The Dark”. Of course, “Glory Days” served as the lone encore, bringing the glorious performance to a close. Listen to the whole show below, courtesy of and taper Keith Litzenberger.Tom Hamilton’s American Babies are currently on the road for a massive two-month fall tour, including special “Masquerade Ball” cover sets sets at The Tonic Room in Chicago, IL on October 29th and at American Beauty in New York City on November 5th. Don’t miss out!last_img read more

Red Hot Chili Peppers Announce Extensive North American Tour Dates With Trombone Shorty

first_imgTouring on the heels of their recently-released album The Getaway, veteran rockers Red Hot Chili Peppers have announced an extensive winter 2017 tour in support. The band has been performing the world over, but will return home to North America for a long schedule of performances across the country.The band kicks things off with three nights in Texas from January 5th through the 8th, before making their way to New Orleans and more. They’ll hit Madison Square Garden along the way, with stops in the Midwest, East and West Coasts all on tap. Additionally, Trombone Shorty & Orleans Avenue will be on as support for the entirety of the tour, with Jack Irons also supporting for the first half of the shows.The full 24-date tour schedule can be seen below, and ticketing information is available here.Red Hot Chili Peppers Winter 2017 TourJanuary 5 | San Antonio, TX | AT&T Center ^January 7 | Houston, TX | Toyota Center ^January 8 | Dallas, TX | American Airlines Arena ^January 10 | New Orleans, LA | Smoothie King Center ^January 12 | Memphis, TN | FedExForum ^January 14 | Tulsa, OK | BOK Center ^January 15 | Wichita, KS | Intrust Bank Arena ^January 18 | St. Louis, MO | Scottrade Center ^January 20 | Lincoln, NE | Pinnacle Bank Arena ^January 21 | Minneapolis, MN | Target Center ^February 2 | Detroit, MI | Joe Louis Arena *February 4 | Toronto, ON | Air Canada Centre *February 7 | Boston, MA | TD Garden *February 10 | Buffalo, NY | Key Bank Center *February 12 | Philadelphia, PA | Wells Fargo Arena *February 15 | New York, NY | Madison Square Garden *March 2 | Denver, CO | Pepsi Center *March 4 | Glendale, AZ | Gila River Arena *March 5 | San Diego, CA | Valley View Casino Center *March 7 | Los Angeles, CA | Staples Center *March 12 | Oakland, CA | Oracle Arena *March 15 | Portland, OR | Moda Center at Rose Quarter *March 17 | Seattle, WA | KeyArena *March 18 | Vancouver, BC | Pepsi Live at Rogers Arena *^ Support = Trombone Shorty & Orleans Avenue and Jack Irons* Support = Trombone Shorty & Orleans Avenuelast_img read more

Umphrey’s McGee Brings Fan Favorites To Open Halloween Run In St. Louis

first_imgLoad remaining images Umphrey’s McGee kicked off the first night of their two-night Halloween run with a bang, delivering an awesome setlist that was chock-full of reliable favorites. While the band avoided performing any traditional mash-up covers on their first show at The Pagaent in St. Louis, they turned in a tight performance with a palpable intensity throughout.Opening set one with their “Flamethrower” intro, the band flowed smoothly into the jazz fusion freak-out of “Hurt Bird Bath”. “HBB” is one of Umphrey’s best songs, and it continues to impress, as the band attack the song’s improv sections as if they’re Return To Forever. “In The Black” followed, before the band pulled off a wild transition from the bouncey “Miami Virtue” into progressive rocker “Sociable Jimmy”. Umphrey’s then trotted out reliable jam launchpad “Red Tape”, before bringing the set to a close with a run from the jazz-funk of “Comma Later” into the alternative metal of “The Floor”.Watch video of “Flamethrower” below, courtesy of DarbySTL on YouTube.“Breaker” opened the second set, played for only the second time ever after being debuted at UMBowl this past May. The band followed the new song with an old favorite, as “Der Bluten Kat” was trotted out for a lengthy run. The fun rocker “Nemo” came next, providing somewhat of a breather before the progressive stomp of “Wappy Sprayberry” dominated the middle portion of the set. This started a non-stop run of songs that brought the set to its conclusion. “Wappy Sprayberry” segued into “The Crooked One”, which bled into a huge and improv-heavy “August”. “August” transitioned into the instrumental “Den”, which completed the heavy-hitting second set.For the encore, Umphrey’s unleashed “The Linear”, providing one more danceable moment before they transitioned into a fun, show-closing cover of The Who‘s “Baba O’Riley”. Umphrey’s McGee returns to The Pageant tonight for the second and final night of their Halloween run. Tonight should be chock-full of new mash-ups!Check out the full setlist below, as well as a gallery from Tara Gracer Design & Photography.Umphrey’s McGee | The Pagaent | St. Louis, MO | 10/29/2016Set 1: Flamethrower > Hurt Bird Bath, In The Black, Miami Virtue > Sociable Jimmy, Red Tape, Comma Later -> The FloorSet 2: Breaker, Der Bluten Kat, Nemo, Wappy Sprayberry > The Crooked One > August > DenEncore: The Linear > Baba O’Riley[Setlist courtesy of All Things Umphrey’s]last_img read more

Jamiroquai Announces 10 Tour Dates In Europe And Asia

first_imgJust yesterday, Jamiroquai made our dreams come true with the confirmation of a new album release in 2017. The band released a snippet of new music with futuristic video footage, using the name Automaton as an identifier for the band’s new project. The futuristic theme continues today, as a space-age crystalline helmet appears atop singer Jay Kay’s head in the newest announcement.That announcement is the first full length Jamiroquai tour since 2014, stopping in Asia and Europe for 10 dates throughout the summer of 2017. They include a number of festival appearances, and stops in cities like Tokyo, Seoul, Athens, Rotterdam, Florence, and more! With this announcement, fans in North America are crossing their fingers for future tour dates. Since the post was billed “NEW LIVE APPEARANCES ANNOUNCED FOR 2017,” the language certainly leaves the door open for more dates to come.Check out the 10 day tour schedule, below.last_img read more

Escort Brings Disco Funk Grooves To The Brooklyn Bowl [Gallery]

first_imgBrooklyn-based group Escort just wrapped up two sold out nights at the Brooklyn Bowl, bringing their disco-fueled funky grooves for some hometown fun. The band’s catchy music had the sold out venue dancing for back to back performances, and some help from openers Razor-N-Tape and Superhuman Happiness on night one and Horizon Wireless on night two set the mood for a great weekend. This is a band that never fails to deliver a funky good time, and their live performances kept fans happy all weekend long!See below for a full gallery of images, courtesy of Stephen Olker Photography. Load remaining imageslast_img

Robert Randolph And The Family Band Definitely “Got Soul” On New Album Release [Stream/Review]

first_imgRobert Randolph & The Family Band have mixed a joyous gospel sound with a rock aesthetic that has wowed fans across the nation since their debut. Got Soul, their latest release, delivers a strong set of fresh material and shows the band is still finding new ways to improve on their formula.Listen to the full Spotify stream below, and follow along with our album review.The title track, “Got Soul,” kicks things off with thundering drums and wailing guitar peels, playing perfectly off the throbbing beat laid down by the impressive rhythm section. “She Got Soul” follows, answering the unasked question of who exactly has this soul, with electrifying results. “Love Do What It Do” drops down the tempo and spreads its arms wide to embrace the point where gospel and the blues intersect.Randolph’s tone invokes a feeling of gravitas on every track of Got Soul, elevating the material to lofty realms. Songs like “Shake It” benefit from the power of his passion immensely. When the Family Band take on ZZ Top‘s “I Thank You” their revival flavored performance that enables Randolph to restrain himself, making each note all the more precious. When Randolph is finally unleashed on the solo he pushes the group effort over the top instead of seeking personal glory.While the Family Band clearly have the faith, they aren’t blind. On “Be The Change,” they take a moment to look at the hypocrisy and unfairness of the way the world works. Randolph follows that with one of Got Soul‘s high points, a truly beautiful instrumental entitled “Heaven’s Calling.”The final three songs convey the album’s themes as fully as any tracks on the album. “Travelin’ Cheeba Man” has a blistering momentum throughout the piece. “Lovesick” merges that break neck pace with a creative description of a universal sentiment. And finally, “Gonna Be Alright” summarizes and testifies as their message of hope gains an inescapable credence through repetition.Though Got Soul would be a welcome addition to the Robert Randolph & The Family Band’s body of work whenever it was released, it seems especially fortunate that it comes when the world is so stressed. If ever there was a time when we needed a jolt of uplifting, transcendent music it is definitely now. The band did their part. Now it’s time for you folks to do yours and actually get soul! You will be glad you did!last_img read more