Greensky Bluegrass Delights For Two Nights In Michigan [Gallery/Recap]

first_imgGreensky Bluegrass pulled double duty at The Intersection over the weekend, playing two shows on Friday and Saturday nights to a Grand Rapids, MI crowd with support from The Shook Twins and Billy Strings. The two-night run was filled with the soul-stirring songs from Greensky, who have been picking up new fans by the scores on a nightly basis. The forward momentum caught fire, as the group opened the run with “Worried About The Weather” and never looked back.The band was loose on the first night, welcoming Luke Winslow King for a version of the traditional “Will The Circle Be Unbroken?” Some teases during the second set, including “Happy Birthday” and “Makisupa Policeman” in the second set “Fo Sho Uh Huh” made this great show even more fun. Sandwiched in the midst of a “Broke Mountain Breakdown,” the band was absolutely cooking. Their encore version of Grateful Dead’s “Eyes Of The World” was the icing on the cake!Day two kept things right on rolling, as the band opened up with “Feeling Alright” by Traffic (popularized by Joe Cocker). The show also saw Billy Strings sit-in on the classic blues number, “Workin’ On A Building.”The show featured a Travelin’ Wilburys tune, “Handle Me With Care” and a ton of great Greensky originals (throughout the entire run), proving their versatility and craftsmanship as musicians. The run closed out with a double encore of “Heaven Sent” and “Frederico”; Some great performances from the Greensky boys!All photos courtesy of Kristine Condon Photography, and a full gallery of night two appears below. Check out the setlists as well, thanks to Andrew Sturtz/Camp Greensky:Setlist: Greensky Bluegrass at The Intersection, Grand Rapids, MI – 3/11/16Set One: Worried about the Weather, I’d Probably Kill You, Tied Down, Don’t Lie (1), Middle Mountain Towns, White Freightliner Blues, Will the Circle Be Unbroken (2), King of the HillSet Two: A Day in the Life, Take Cover, Jaywalking (3) > Burn Them, Old Barns, Broke Mountain Breakdown > Fo Sho Uh Huh (4) (5) > Broke Mountain Breakdown, Letter to Seymour > In Control > Can’t Stop Now (6)Encore: Eyes of the World(1) “Living Over” teases(2) With Luke Winslow King(3) “Foxey Lady” teases Anders(4) Happy Birthday to Luke Winslow King(5) “Makisupa Policeman” tease(6) “Before Bring Out Your Dead” teasesSetlist: Greensky Bluegrass at The Intersection, Grand Rapids, MI – 3/12/16Set One: Feeling Alright, Windshield, Living Over, Hit Parade Of Love, Reverend, Wings For Wheels, Kerosene, Just To Lie, Handle Me With CareSet Two: Workin’ On A Building* Fixin’ To Ruin, Bring Out Your Dead, Reuben’s Train, Forget Everything, Out & Under, Breadbox, Demons, Leap YearEncore: Heaven Sent, Frederico* = w/ Billy Strings Load remaining imageslast_img read more

John Popper Tried To Steal Phish’s MSG Booking In 1997 By Using Strippers

first_imgThe histories of Blues Traveler and Phish are certainly intertwined, but a new interview reveals some of the more outrageous, behind-the-scenes antics between John Popper and the jam band from Vermont. As Popper has a new memoir, he recently shared a number of anecdotes with the New York Post to build up some anticipation.While he refers to Trey Anastasio as “our Mozart,” he did send him a semi-trailer full of diapers to commemorate the birth of his first daughter. He also stayed under a tarp for the entirety of a Phish show, before making an appearance for one song back in 1993. However, one of the best stories from the interview happened behind the scenes.Apparently, Phish had a hold on Madison Square Garden for New Year’s Eve of 1997, but Popper wanted Blues Traveler to have the spot. “They had what’s known as a ‘first hold,’ and we had decided to challenge them for it… We put up half the money — it was over a half-million bucks — and they had 48 hours to respond, when they had to put all their money down.”Popper also timed the challenge to coincide with Phish’s trip to Europe, and the band and a majority of their representatives were in Scotland for the 48 hour window. The band’s accountant, however, was in town. Naturally, to distract him, Popper “sent a stripper every 15 minutes for eight hours to his office to read from Sammy Davis Jr.’s ‘Yes I Can.’ ”Through some frantic work, Phish’s accountant was able to muster up the $600,000 to reserve the gig with only two hours to spare. According to Popper, he never told the band who kept sending their accountant all the strippers. Cat’s out of the bag now!Thankfully, Phish was able to play the New Year’s Eve run, producing some great tunes from a peak year in the band’s career. Listen to the NYE show below, courtesy of fromtheaquarium:For more about Popper and his new book, be sure to read the full interview in the New York Post.last_img read more

A Documentary Of Rush’s Farewell “R40” Tour Is Coming To Theaters Soon

first_imgLegendary prog rock trio Rush‘s 2014 worldwide farewell tour, R40, will soon be immortalized in the form of a new feature-length documentary entitled Time Stand Still. The film, narrated by outspoken Rush enthusiast actor Paul Rudd, follows the band as they wrap up their last tour.The film will be shown in theaters for one night only–November 3rd–across the U.S., and for a full week in Canada, before being released for home viewing on November 18th by Fathom Events. The version shown in theaters will also include a 20-minute mini-documentary called Rush: A Salute To Kings, featuring in-depth discussions about Rush and their importance and influence with famous rock n’ rollers like Gene Simmons (KISS), Chad Smith (Red Hot Chili Peppers), Taylor Hawkins (Foo Fighters), and more.Tickets to the theater showing are available here. You can watch the official trailer for Time Stand Still below:last_img read more

First New John Mayer Music Since 2014 Is Coming Next Week

first_imgStay tuned for more information on “Love on the Weekend” as it is announced. It’s been a few years since John Mayer has released any new music, and that’s all about to change next week. After a two year layoff since his last single, “XO”, was released, Mayer has announced that “Love on the Weekend” will be released next week on November 17th. While it’s unclear if “Love on the Weekend” is a song, or the new album itself, this is exciting news from the blues guitarist and Dead & Company man.See below for an Instagram post detailing the bare-bones announcement, as well as a short snippet of what seems to be some bluesy new music from his new album.last_img

This Mashup Of Miles Davis And LCD Soundsystem Is Honestly Perfect

first_imgSometimes, two pieces of music were just meant to be one. That is the case for LCD Soundsystem’s “New York I Love You But You’re Bringing Me Down” and Miles Davis’ soundtrack to the 1958 film, Ascenseur Pour l’Échafaud. One clever YouTube user mashed up the two tracks, amazingly combining the two pieces of music by simply playing them at the same time.With no editing tricks whatsoever, it’s remarkable how Davis’ improvised trumpet lines fit in with the brooding LCD Soundsystem ballad. It forces the listener to ask themselves, “gee, why doesn’t LCD Soundsystem have a trumpet player?” If James Murphy decides to add one for their performances next summer (they have one booked thusfar), you’ll know where he got the idea.Enjoy this beautiful Miles Davis and LCD Soundsystem mashup video below.last_img read more

My Morning Jacket and Gary Clark Jr. Announce One-Off Show At Historic Forest Hills Stadium

first_imgMy Morning Jacket has officially announced their first tour date for this summer. It’s been known for some time that the band would be headlining weekend one of the beloved Electric Forest festival, but, outside of that one event, the Jacket hadn’t announced any other tour dates. Well, this morning, MMJ announced that they would bring their explosive and unparalleled live show to New York City for a performance at the historic Forest Hills Stadium in Forest Hills, Queens.The show, which will take place on Saturday, July 15th, marks My Morning Jacket’s first gigs in NYC since their four-night run at the Beacon Theatre back in November 2015. Joining them for this awesome evening of music will be psychedelic blues guitar master Gary Clark Jr., making for what’s sure to be an epic night of pure rock music.Tickets go on sale on Friday, January 27th at 10:00am at this link.last_img read more

Marilyn Manson Crushed By Giant Gun-Shaped Stage Prop In NYC, Cancels Show [Watch]

first_imgUPDATE [Sun 10/1/17 – 5:40pm EDT]: Following the injury in NYC, Manson has postponed the next 9 dates on his ongoing tour to allow him time to heal up in his LA home. Details about the rescheduled dates will be announced shortly. We wish Manson a speedy recovery!It’s been quite a precarious week on tour for Marilyn Manson. Last night, Manson’s performance at New York City’s Hammerstein Ballroom was cut short after a large stage prop depicting two pistols crossed at the barrels fell on the mercurial singer, pinning him to the floor. Manson was performing his cover of the Eurythmics’ “Sweet Dreams (Are Made of This)” at the time of the incident. The concert was subsequently cancelled, and Manson was rushed to seek medical attention. A rep for Manson told Variety, “Manson suffered an injury towards the end of an incredible NYC show. He is being treated at a local hospital.”Fan-shot video shows Manson attempting to climb the giant guns prop before accidentally pulling it down on top of himself. You can watch more crowd-shot footage of the stage collapse below, via YouTube user Rock and Rollin’:This incident comes just one day after he reportedly “broke his ankle” onstage during a performance in Pittsburgh.The concert was the third stop on a world tour for Mr. Manson, whose 10th studio album, Heaven Upside Down, is scheduled to be released on Friday. Manson has yet to comment on the incident, or how it will affect his upcoming tour dates. Manson is scheduled to perform at Boston, MA’s House of Blues tomorrow night, October 2nd. For more information on Marilyn Manson’s upcoming scheduled tour dates, or to keep up with updates about the singer’s condition, you can head to his website.We hope Manson is okay and fully healed up soon![via LoudWire]last_img read more

The Magpie Salute Tears Up New York City [Photos/Full Video]

first_imgLoad remaining images Since announcing the end of the Black Crowes almost exactly two years ago, Rich Robinson has been flying high. Releasing a new album, filling in on guitar for Bad Company, and touring with the eponymous Rich Robinson Band kept him busy for the first year before he decided to reunite with one-time Crowes guitarist Marc Ford to form The Magpie Salute. A sprawling 10-member band that also includes ex-Crowes bassist Sven Pipien along with Rich Robinson Band drummer Joe Magistro and guitarist Nico Bereciartua, the Magpies held their coming-out party in New York this past January before embarking on a European tour to fine-tune their stagecraft. Upon returning to the U.S., they launched a 60-show tour that began in July and culminated in New York, November 15 and 16, at Irving Plaza.JJ Grey & Mofro, North Mississippi Osborne, And The Magpie Salute Take Over Red Rocks [Photos]With three guitarists, the Magpies play loud and hard, drawing on their Black Crowes ancestry as well as the Crowes’ tradition of well-chosen covers. Their opening night at Irving Plaza kicked things off with a string of Crowes standards—“Sting Me”, “Greasy Grass River”, and “Exit”—before settling into “Omission” from The Magpie Salute’s debut album. There were covers of Gram Parsons (“She”) and the Flying Burrito Brothers (“Christine’s Tune” and “Hot Burrito #2”). The band also worked in tunes from the solo albums of Robinson and Ford before getting back to familiar territory with more Crowes: “Title Song”, “Don’t Wake Me,” “Horsehead”, and “Sometimes Salvation.”The Magpie Salute Releases New Music Video For “Omission”It’s rare for a band as guitar-driven as the Magpie Salute to include a full complement of vocalists to deliver a more balanced sound, but John Hogg adds an energetic reggae influence supported by a trio of backup singers (Charity White, Adrien Reju, and Katrine Ottosen). On a sad note, original Magpie keyboardist Eddie Harsch, another Crowes alum, passed away shortly after the release of the Magpie album and has been replaced by Michael Bellar.Rich Robinson Reunites Black Crowes Members For Debut Of The Magpie Salute [Watch]The younger of the Robinson brothers, Rich was at times overshadowed by frontman Chris but now seems comfortable in a lead role with the Magpie Salute. Rich is a first-rate guitarist who has surrounded himself with a talented entourage to build upon the legacy of the Black Crowes and break new ground. The band will be releasing a live album with highlights from their year-long tour before getting back into the studio and out on the road to keep the momentum going.You can check out photos from The Magpie Salute’s performance on November 15th at Irving Plaza below, courtesy of the author.Watch full video of The Magpie Salute’s 11/15 Irving Plaza show below, via taper Steve Hagar:Watch full video of The Magpie Salute’s 11/16 Irving Plaza show below, via taper Steve Hagar: The Magpie Salute | Irving Plaza | New York, NY | 11/15/2017 | Photo: Lou Montesanocenter_img Photo: Lou Montesanolast_img read more

moe. Shares Pro-Shot Video Of Steely Dan’s “Reelin’ In The Years” Cover From tropical throe.down [Watch]

first_imgmoe. and their fans enjoyed some sunny island vibes when the popular jam band hosted the third installment of their tropical throe.down destination event at the Jewel Paradise Cove in Runaway Bay, Jamaica last month. The multi-day music event also featured performances from bands including The New Mastersounds and BIG Something in addition to nightly sets from moe., who filled their setlists throughout the weekend with covers ranging from Led Zeppelin‘s “Immigrant Song”, to Jimmy Cliff‘s “The Harder They Come”.One of the stand-out cover performances played during the weekend came on the event’s final day, when the band invited Emma Derhak—daughter of bassist Rob Derhak—to join them in performing their rendition of Steely Dan‘s “Reelin’ in the Years”. Just as they had done during their New Year’s Eve performance a few weeks prior, the confident young singer helped the band tear through their version of the 1973 classic rock single with zero stage fright. Following a brief solo as part of the song’s opening moments from guitarist Chuck Garvey, Emma took hold of the performance by taking the band and the audience into the opening lyrics. This was far from a serious sit-in, as she was visibly overcome with joyous emotion and even cracked a huge smile while singing, “So you grab a piece of something, that you think is gonna last.”Related: Steely Dan Announces Las Vegas Residency At The VenetianThe rest of the band joined in during the song’s anthemic chorus, but Emma continued having fun as the song’s lead vocalist throughout the remaining verses. Fans can watch the video below to relive the feel-good musical performance in full.moe. w/ Emma Derhak – “Reelin’ In The Years” – 1/13/2019[Video: gotmoe]The band also shared the pro-shot video of their performance of “32 Things”, which was played the night prior during the second set of their show on January 12th. Their performance of the lively tune even featured some GoPro-style camera angles, giving viewers an up-close, in-your-face look at guitarist Al Schnier during his solos. Fans can also check out the video below to watch moe.’s 14-minute performance of the song off their 1996 No Doy LP.moe. – “32 Things” – 1/12/2019[Video: gotmoe]moe. will begin their 2019 winter tour later this month with a pair of performances at the State Theatre in Portland, Maine on February 15th and 16th. Fans can head over to the band’s website for tickets.Fans of Steely Dan can catch a very special late-night tribute their music in at Republic NOLA in New Orleans during Jazz Fest on Thursday, May 2nd (technically early-morning May 3rd). Led by musical director Joey Porter (The Motet), the lineup will feature Lyle Divinsky (The Motet), Nick Cassarino (The Nth Power), Nate Edgar (The Nth Power), Michelangelo Carubba (Turkuaz), Craig Brodhead (Turkuaz), Shira Elias (Turkuaz), Sammi Garett (Turkuaz), Josh Schwartz (Turkuaz), Greg Sanderson (Turkuaz), Chris Brouwers (Turkuaz), Nate Werth (Snarky Puppy, Ghost-Note), and Bryan McNamara.For more information on the New Orleans Steely Dan tribute, head here.You can grab your tickets here.last_img read more

Phil Lesh & The Terrapin Family Band Announce “Homecoming” Show

first_imgPhil Lesh & The Terrapin Family Band have announced a special homecoming show, set to take place on Thursday, February 28th at San Rafael, CA’s Terrapin Crossroads.Phil Lesh and his ensemble–including Grahame Lesh, Alex Koford, Ross James, Jason Crosby, Elliot Peck, and Nathan Graham–recently wrapped up a series of shows on the road, which included a two-night run at Los Angeles, CA’s Masonic Lodge at Hollywood Forever Cemetery, as well as performances at Portland, OR’s Roseland Theater and Seattle, WA’s Showbox.The event page notes, “I’m a Goin’ Home. Whoa Whoa Baby, Back Where I Belong! Phil Lesh & The Terrapin Family Band Bring it Back Home!”Tickets for Phil Lesh & The Terrapin Family Band’s upcoming homecoming show are currently on sale here.Next up for Phil Lesh & The Terrapin Family band is a two-night run at Chicago, IL’s Thalia Hall on March 7th and 8th, followed by another two-night stand at New Orleans, LA’s Joy Theater on April 25th and 26th. The band will then head out to Colorado for a headlining show at Morrison’s Red Rocks Amphitheatre on May 29th, as well as an appearance at Floyd, VA’s FloydFest in July.For a full list of Phil Lesh’s upcoming tour dates and more information, head to his website.last_img read more