Month: March 2021

March 3, 2021

Disco Biscuits Guitarist Jon Gutwillig to Perform with Galactic at Brooklyn Bowl

first_imgJon “The Barber” Gutwillig of The Disco Biscuits has announced that he will be playing alongside New Orleans funk jazz band Galactic this coming Wednesday, August 7th at Brooklyn Bowl. The collaboration will be the first of four Galactic gigs at the venue taking place Wednesday through Saturday. Living Colour singer Corey Glover, a regular addition to Galactic tours, will also be joining the lineup.Opening for Galactic on Wednesday will be Superhuman Happiness, a band from New York City known for their cheerful uptempo rhythms and flowing melodies.Other guests and openers over the course of the run include The Mike Dillon Band, David Shaw (The Revivalists), Maggie Koerner, The Stepkids, High and Mighty Brass Band.For tickets to the shows, go to www.brooklynbowl.comlast_img

March 3, 2021

Electric Zoo NYC Is Happening This Year

first_imgAccording to JamBase, NYC officials have approved a permit for Electric Zoo to return to Randall’s Island (in NYC) over Labor Day weekend. The festival sparked controversy last year, when two attendees tragically died during the festivities, prompting the city to cancel the third day of the three-day event.Earlier this year, we reported the festival’s announcement that, if the permit was renewed, more stringent security would be enforced. This includes increased undercover officers, drug-sniffing dogs, and more thorough pat-downs upon entry. The festival would also make water free, and easily available for all attendees.No lineup for the festival has been announced yet, but 3-Day General Admission tickets are up on the official Electric Zoo website.-David Melamed (@DMelamz)last_img read more

March 3, 2021

Dumpstaphunk to Play Phunksgiving Eve Tribute to 70’s Classics at B.B. King’s, Nov. 26th

first_img**UPDATE: Eric Krasno, Todd Stoops, Brandon “Taz” Niederauer added to the lineup! DJ Quickie Mart will be opening** —Live for Live Music & Equifunk Present: A Throwback Phunksgiving with Dumpstaphunk Performing a 1970’s tribute set to Led Zeppelin, The Meters, Parliament Funkadelic, Sly & The Family Stone & other 70’s legends at BB King’s on Wednesday, Nov. 26thLive For Live Music and Equifunk Festival decided to go ahead and take care of the planning of your Thanksgiving Eve this year. How does NOLA groove-doctors Dumpstaphunk paying a Phunktacular Tribute to 70’s funk music at BB King’s sound? Imagine the music of some of funk’s most legendary names being played by one band, under one roof (or is it one nation, under a groove? Well, that too) in one night of funk-filled fury.Let Dumpstaphunk take you on a musical journey from the music of Led Zeppelin, NOLA legends The Meters, Sly & The Family Stone, to the straight-up party that the music Parliament Funkadelic provides. Other acts will be announced at a later date.Basically, this is going to be a funk-fueled dance party like no other, rolled into a celebration of the music of some of Funk’s Forefathers, provided by Ivan Neville and his Dumpstaphunk cohorts. Since the release of their last album, Dirty Word, the Crescent City funk powerhouse has been on a non-stop mission to give the rest of the nation a taste of what Ivan Neville, along with Tony Hall, Nick Daniels III, Ian Neville, and new drummer Alvin Ford Jr. have been brewing down in New Orleans.A busy 2014 saw the group open plenty of eyes at various festivals around the country, including Jam Cruise, Gathering of the Vibes, Flood City Music Festival, Lock’n, Telluride Blues & Brews Festival, and the Dave Matthews Band Caravan at The Gorge. The band will be coming off of what is sure to be yet another fire performance at the annual Bear Creek Festival, the week before this special show. The group also led a superjam tribute to Hall & Oates last year as a special Outside Lands late-night set at The Independent w/ appearances from John Oates, John Cleary, Trombone Shorty, Nicki Bluhm, actors Craig Robinson, John Stamos and other special guests in what was the most talked about set of the whole weekend.Join us on Wednesday, Nov. 26th at B.B. King’s in New York City, as Live for Live Music & Equifunk Present: Phunksgiving with Dumpstaphunk 70’s tribute to Led Zeppelin, Sly & The Family Stone, The Meters, Parliament Funkadelic, and other throwback legends. In addition to the tribute set, Dumpstaphunk will be playing a classic set of their own hits, which are full of funk, soul, melody, and the musicianship that New Orleans is known for. This is a one-time show that you will not want to miss. Trust us!Purchase tickets here.Here is a little taste of what you are in store for. Dumpstaphunk covering Parliament Funkadelic‘s “One Nation (Under a Groove)”: Dumpstaphunk’s “Dancin To The Truth”:last_img read more

March 3, 2021

Phil Lesh & Friends Kick Off Grateful Dead 50th Anniversary Celebrations at Terrapin Crossroads

first_img2015 marks the 50th anniversary of the Grateful Dead, one of the most prolific and important bands of the 20th century in America, a group that became a symbol of the 60’s counterculture and the growing hippie movement that began as a form of protest during the Vietnam War. To commemorate the Dead’s history, Phil Lesh has announced an ongoing series of shows with an ever-changing Phil Lesh & Friends lineup at his Terrapin Crossroads venue in San Rafael, CA. Each show will look specifically at a particular year in the Dead’s history, whether it be songs that the band was playing that year, or a specific show in particular.This past weekend saw the first two shows in the series take place, and began with a history lesson of what was going on in 1965 around the time the Dead started to play their first shows. Photographer Jay Blakesberg played emcee of the ceremony and, alongside Lesh, looked at the early days of the band and how it all came to be. The brief history lesson was followed by a one-set performance with a lineup featuring Lesh, Cody Dickinson, Scott Law, Ross James, Stu Allen and Jeff Chimenti dedicated to 1965.According to Jambands, the first night “featured plenty of tunes from the Grateful Dead’s early repertoire, including renditions The Top Notes’ oft-covered “Twist and Shout” and the Rolling Stones’ “Off The Hook,” as well as the “Stealin’/Don’t Ease Me In” combo (the two songs appeared on the bands’ first-ever release, a 7” single of the same name from 1966).Saturday night’s show was based around 1966—specifically the Grateful Dead’s December 1 show at The Matrix in San Francisco. Lesh and co. recreated the show in its entirety, even going so far as to play “Me & My Uncle” twice (the 1966 gig featured two full versions of the John Phillips-penned song). Much like the previous night, Saturday also included a number of blues covers, as the Grateful Dead were short on originals in the mid-60s.”If there was ever a time to get out to Terrapin Crossroads, 2015 is the year. The setlists are below; we will keep you updated as things go down out in San Rafael. Check out the video of Phil and Jay Blakesberg chatting about the beginning of the Dead. Friday, January 2, 2015, Phil Lesh & Friends, Terrapin Crossroads, San Raphael, CAMusic from 1965Cold Rain and Snow, Little Red Rooster, Off the Hook, Stealin’, Don’t Ease Me In, Twist and Shout, Can’t Come Down, Mindbender, Early Morning Rain, The Only Time Is Now, I’m a Hog For You Baby, Caution > I Know You RiderEnc: Viola Lee BluesSaturday, January 3, 2015, Phil Lesh & Friends, Terrapin Crossroads, San Raphael, CAMusic from 1966Set I: Minglewood Blues, Betty & Dupree, Next Time You See Me, I Know You Rider, Big Boss Man, One Kind Favor, Alice D. Millionaire, Me & My Uncle, Cream Puff WarSet II: You Don’t Love Me, Beat It On Down The Line, It Hurts Me Too, On The Road Again, Cold Rain & Snow, Viola Lee Blues, Deep Elem Blues,There’s Something On Your Mind, Big Boy Pete, Death Don’t Have No Mercy, Dancin’ In The StreetsEnc: Me & My UncleBand: Phil Lesh, Cody Dickinson, Scott Law, Ross James, Stu Allen, Jeff ChimentiSource: Philzone.comlast_img read more

March 3, 2021

Flogging Molly and Gogol Bordello Announce Joint Tour Dates

first_imgGogol Bordello and Flogging Molly are teaming up for a twelve-date run of shows this June, playing a number of high-profile amphitheatres across the country. The tour kicks off on June 11th in Michigan, and wraps up on the 29th in Columbus, Ohio.Tickets will go on sale this Friday, February 20th, via LiveNation. Check out the tour dates below:Flogging Molly and Gogol Bordello Tour Dates:June 11 Rochester Hills, MI—Meadow Brook TheatreJune 12 Pittsburgh, PA—Stage AE PavilionJune 13 Cincinnati, OH—PNC Pavilion at RiverbedJune 15 Charlotte, NC—Uptown Amphitheatre at NC Music FactoryJune 16 Raleigh, NC—The Red Hat AmphitheaterJune 18 Wallingford, CT—Toyota Presents Oakdale TheatreJune 19 Boston, MA—Blue Hills Bank PavilionJune 21 Toronto, ON—TD Echo BeachJune 23 Indianapolis, IN—Farm Bureau Insurance Lawn at White River State ParkJune 25 Baltimore, MD—Pier Six PavilionJune 26 Asbury Park, NJ—Stone Pony LotJune 27 Philadelphia, PA—Festival Pier at Penn’s LandingJune 29 Columbus, OH—Lifestyles Communities Pavilionlast_img read more

March 3, 2021

Getting to Know: Dubbest, Boston Reggae At Its Finest

first_imgSince 2009, Boston-based roots reggae band Dubbest (pronounced da-best) has consistently built a name for themselves across New England and the greater East Coast through years of relentless touring, self-produced album releases and quality live recordings.With the release of their third album, Light Flashes, set for July 7th and a month-long west coast tour booked through Colorado and California, Dubbest is now poised to take the country by storm with their infectious sound and high-energy live performances.Forming back in high school as a hardcore punk outfit influenced by bands such as Bad Brains and Black Flag, the boys in Dubbest soon discovered their love for reggae music when a friend turned them on to Augustus Pablo’s 1974 dub classic Ital Dub.  While formulating their new sound, the boys looked to incorporate the classic styles of roots reggae and dub music along with jam elements and live improvisation via Phish and the Grateful Dead. Flash forward six years: Dubbest is now set to release an album three years in the making, Light Flashes.Recorded with veteran reggae producer Craig “Dubfader” Welsch of 10 Ft. Ganja Plant at Rear Windows Studios in Brookline, MA, the band credits Welsch with taking their music to a higher level of musicianship and authenticity. In addition to Welsch’s ability to draw the best out of each band member’s performance, the band also had an arsenal of vintage instruments at their disposal. Utilizing instruments like a Hammond B3 organ and 1950’s Fender Stratocasters, the band was further able to evoke that classic old-school roots reggae Jamaican sound.Aided by the soulful harmonies of John Brown Body front-man Elliot Martin, as well as horns from 10 Ft. Ganja Plant’s Mark Berney, Jared Sims, and Brian Thomas and Steve D on synthesizer, Dubbest had all the necessary pieces in place for success.(Official music video for “Spend the Day” off Light Flashes)In reference to the album Light Flashes, guitarist Andrew MacKenzie notes, “It is a powerful name to us, and it tends to catch one’s attention, like an actual flashing light. It’s a great fit for this album. The name and the artwork together help bring out the album’s edge.”Agreed. This “edge” is what really separates Dubbest and Light Flashes from the countless other reggae bands out there. The band’s innate ability to craft intricate song compositions and harmonies, are further amplified by the outstanding vocals and memorable, thought-provoking lyrics provided by lead vocalist/keyboardist Ryan Thaxter. The songwriting truly shines on tracks like “By Design”, “Spend the Day” and “Give In”,  easily surpassing a majority of the mainstream pop reggae tunes found on the airwaves. Other tracks like “Cross Pollination”, “Weeping Heart” and “End of the Road” all resemble upbeat “love songs”. However, each song channels very different emotions and imagery, which is a nod to the band’s ability to write genuinely fun and unique upbeat tunes, while still retaining substance and a sense of purpose in the music and lyrics. Sprinkled in for good measure are instrumentals “Iron Paw” and “Escape Route” which further highlight the band’s musicianship, as well as one dub track “Leave In Dub” remixed by Welsch himself.In order to fund the Light Flashes album, merchandise and tour, Dubbest launched an Indiegogo campaign with an aggressive goal of $10,000. In only two months, the band raised over $5,000 which helped them recoup some of the huge expenditures that went into this project. Backed by the gracious support of their dedicated fans and armed with an incredibly polished, explosive new album, Dubbest is surely ready to take on the West Coast head on with their defining roots reggae sound and heavy-hitting live show. Pre-order Light Flashes here via iTunes or Amazon today!Light Flashes Tour DatesJul 3: Providence, RI – The Spot UndergroundJul 9: Salem, MA – Opus UndergroundJul 10: Plymouth, MA – The New World Tavern (Album release show)Jul 11: Cambridge, MA – Middle East UpstairsJul 17: Denver, CO – Bushwacker’sJul 19: Denver, CO – Walnut RoomJul 20: Colorado Springs, CO – Jive’s 1 Jul 21: Colorado Springs, CO – Jive’s 2 Jul 23: Denver, CO – Quixote’sJul 24: Boulder, CO – OwsleyJul 25: Crested Butte, CO – The Eldo Jul 30: Long Beach, CA – Pike Restaurant and BarAug 1: Grand Terrace, CA – The Venue Grand TerraceAug 4: San Diego, CA – Tin RoofAug 5: Sand Diego, CA – Winston’sAug 6: Carlsbad, CA – Boar Cross’nAug 7: Pacific Beach, CA – 710 Beach ClubAug 9: Santa Monica, CA – The TripAug 11: San Luis Obispo, CA – Frog & PeachAug 13: Santa Cruz, CA – Bocci’s CellarAug 14: Half Moon Bay, CA – Half Moon Bay BrewingAug 15: Petaluma, CA – Mystic Theatre-Mark McGwin @markmcgwinlast_img read more

March 3, 2021

Phish Announces ‘The Siket Disc’ Vinyl Release

first_imgJam band titans Phish have been re-releasing their catalog on vinyl, and, perhaps unsurprisingly, another album will be ready just in time for the holidays. The Siket Disc, an album recorded in 1998 that highlights Phish’s improvisational prowess, will be released on major retailers on December 18th.The tracks emerged from improvisational sessions during the recording of The Story Of The Ghost, and were hand-selected by Page McConnell. The name of the album comes from engineer John Siket, who worked with Phish on a number of albums in the mid-1990s.Of the songs on the album, really only “What’s The Use?” has seen any regularity in live performances. “Quadrophonic Toppling” has made some appearances as well.The vinyl will be released on December 18th, and can be found here.last_img read more

March 3, 2021

Additional Airings Of Lettuce’s Funky SiriusXM JamON Throwdown Announced

first_imgLettuce has been making their way through the airwaves of Sirius XM’s Jam ON in celebration of their newest record Crush. Due to overwhelmingly popular demand, they’ve added TWO more encore airings of this weekend’s programming schedule.  Forming Like Voltron, Lettuce CRUSHES The Game [Album Review]The funk group has been running circles around the scene recently, with their hit new record and smashing documentary.  They will bring one of their most prolific years to a proper close and kick off 2016 with two nights at Brooklyn Bowl, January 1st and 2nd. Get tickets here and here.Lettuce To Play Two Shows, With Two Sets Post-Phish In NYCTune in during the times below to hear the fresh new tracks and hear the band talk about the making of the album with host Ari Fink.Schedule For Lettuce Broadcasts:Thursday 11/26 @ 11 PM ETFriday 11/27 @ 11 AM ETSaturday 11/28 @ 2PMSunday, 11/29 @ 4 PM ETlast_img read more

March 3, 2021

Getting To Know Mungion, Chicago’s Up And Coming Jam Musicians

first_imgMungion launched in spring of this year, and it’s looking like things are going to heat up in 2016. Based out of Chicago, this boundless quartet shows their calculated compositional prowess in this new video for “My Darling Troll.” If you like progressive and funky tunes, be sure to check out the new groove:The group is heading into the studio to record their new EP Scary Blankets, which is due out in March 2016. Get your fill of Mungion with this video and when they hit the road next Spring in support of the new release.Until then, you can check out their Facebook page.last_img

March 3, 2021

STS9 Tributes Earth, Wind & Fire, Bob Marley During Two-Night Denver Run [Video/Gallery]

first_imgSTS9 is in full force on their winter tour, stopping in Denver, CO for a two night throwdown at the Fillmore Auditorium. The band has been in top shape throughout the tour, debuting a cover of David Bowie’s “Fame” early on and even a new original earlier this week. STS9 is getting particularly masterful at working in covers mid-song, and this weekend was no exception.On night one, the group worked in a cover of Earth, Wind & Fire’s “Let’s Groove” in the middle of “4 Year Puma,” paying tribute to the recently-deceased founder of the band, Maurice White. On night two, the group paid tribute to Bob Marley on his birthday, working in “No Woman No Cry” into their song “From Now On” as the encore of the show.Check out full video of the first night, provided by JMar:Photographer Bill McAlaine was on hand to capture the magic as well. Check out images of the event, with full setlists and an expanded gallery to follow: Setlist: STS9 at The Fillmore Auditorium, Denver, CO – 2/5/16Set I: You Don’t Say >> Frequencies 2 > 3, Totem*, By The Morning Sun**, Poseidon, 4 Year Puma >> Let’s [email protected] >> 4 Year Puma, One A Day, Inspire Strikes BackSet II: Circus***, Mobsters >> Surreality >> EB, Move My Peeps, Click Lang Echo, Economic Hit ManEncore: Open ENotes: * In Du Time tease** Baraka tease*** Modular [email protected] Earth, Wind, and Fire coverSetlist: STS9 at The Fillmore Auditorium, Denver, CO – 2/6/16Set I: Golden Gate, Moon Socket > Looking Back On Earth, Glogli, The Paint >> Monkey Music >> ReEmergence>> Monkey MusicSet II: Evasive Maneuvers >> Kamuy, Arigato, STS9, Scheme, What is Love?, World Go Round, When The Dust SettlesEncore: From Now On >> No Woman No Cry >> From Now OnFull gallery below: Load remaining imageslast_img read more