Watch The Infamous Stringdusters Cover Phish, Grateful Dead In Chicago [Videos/Gallery]

first_imgLoad remaining images The show concluded with an encore of Grateful Dead’s “Deal,” and you can watch the monster jam at the end of that cover thanks to Anjenete Wey.Check out a gallery of photos below, courtesy of Kristine Condon Photography: Last night, March 11th, The Infamous Stringdusters settled into the Park West venue in Chicago, IL for a barn burner of a performance. The show came along the band’s “Ladies & Gentlemen” tour, featuring the vocal stylings of Nicki Bluhm. Bluhm and the Stringdusters are a match made in heaven, as evidenced by their recent collaborative performance on Jam Cruise.Their performance in Chicago did not disappoint, as the group got their Phish on with a cover of “Bathtub Gin,” as captured by Phishatthemann below:The band also played a cover of “Ginseng Sullivan,” originally by Norman Blake but certainly popularized in the jam scene by its inclusion in the Phish repertoire. Watch that video below, though beware of the mislabeled title:last_img read more

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Radiohead’s New Album ‘A Moon Shaped Pool’ Is Finally Here

first_imgTwo days ago, the mysteriousness of Radiohead continued when they shared a new single, “Daydreaming,” and revealed that they would be releasing their highly anticipated album today, Sunday the 8th at 2PM EST. With no details as far as the album’s title, artwork, or tracklisting, the album finally went live on iTunes about an hour ago and is currently available on the band’s website. Entitled A Moon Shaped Pool, the band’s “LP 9” comes five years after their 2011 The King of Limbs. The record includes eleven songs, including both “Daydreaming” and “Burn The Witch,” which they had released earlier this week. The tracklist also includes songs previously performed live by Radiohead, like “Ful Stop,” “Identikit,” “Present Tense,” and “Desert Island Disk.” The debut of “True Love Waits” goes all the way back to their 2001 live EP, I Might Be Wrong.With seven of the eleven songs being somewhat familiar, we are left with four new tunes to sit back and enjoy the life of Radiohead’s newest work. The album’s tracklist goes as follows:A Moon Shaped Pool Tracklist:01. Burn The Witch02. Daydreaming03. Decks Dark04. Desert Island Disk05. Ful Stop06. Glass Eyes07. Identikit08. The Numbers09. Present Tense10. Tinker Tailor Soldier Sailor Rich Man Poor Man Beggar Man Thief11. True Love WaitsRadiohead will be hitting the road for their world tour this summer, starting May the 20th in Amsterdam, and arriving in the United States for two nights at Madison Square Garden on July 26 & 27. This morning, news broke that drummer Clive Dreamer from Portishead would also be joining Radiohead on the road, with a post on Dreamer’s website, saying he’s “looking forward to [Radiohead’s] first gig in Amsterdam” with the below photo of him sitting atop an equipment case.Radiohead 2016 Tour Dates:05/20 – Amsterdam, NL @ Heineken Music Hall05/21 – Amsterdam, NL @ Heineken Music Hall05/23 – Paris, FR @ Zenith05/24 – Paris, FR @ Zenith05/26 – London, UK @ Roundhouse05/27 – London, UK @ Roundhouse05/28 – London, UK @ Roundhouse06/01 – Lyon, FR @ Nuits de Fourvière06/03 – Barcelona, ES @ Primavera Sound06/17 – Reyjavik, IC @ Secret Solstice07/02 – St. Gallen, CH @ OpenAir St. Gallen07/08 – Lisbon, PT @ NOS Alive Festival07/26 – New York, NY @ Madison Square Garden07/27 – New York, NY @ Madison Square Garden07/29 – Chicago, IL @ Lollapalooza07/31 – Montreal, QC @ Osheaga Music Festival08/04 – Los Angeles, CA @ Shrine Auditorium08/06 – San Francisco, CA @ Outside Lands Music Festival08/08 – Los Angeles, CA @ Shrine Auditorium08/20 – Osaka, JP @ Summer Sonic08/21 – Tokyo, JP @ Summer Sonic09/11 – Berlin, DE @ Lollapalooza Berlin09/30-10/02 – Austin, TX @ Austin City Limits10/03 – Mexico City, MX @ Palacio de los Deportes10/04 – Mexico City, MX @ Palacio de los Deportes10/07-09 – Austin, TX @ Austin City Limits[H/T CoS]last_img read more

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Greyboy Allstars Supergroup Leads Funk Fest At The Brooklyn Bowl [Gallery]

first_imgFor the first time in years, Karl Denson brought his illustrious Greyboy Allstars supergroup to the stage of the Brooklyn Bowl for a glorious night of musical celebration. The Greyboy Allstars have long been recognized as one of the best jazz/funk crews in the business, and have recently revived the supergroup collective after years of inactivity. Featuring Karl Denson, Robert Walter, Elgin Park, Chris Stillwell and more, the group always lives up to their “Allstar” name by laying down some serious groove-age.The night started with a set from Scott Metzger’s band, Wolf!. Metzger continues to make a name for himself in the scene with cutting guitarwork, and his work in Joe Russo’s Almost Dead has turned heads everywhere. The band got to work warming up an excited room, and the Greyboy crew brought it home for a great evening of music.Take a look at images of the great night from Andrew Scott Blackstein Photography: Load remaining imageslast_img read more

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Bassnectar Releases Hypnotic Video For New Single, ‘Reaching Out’

first_imgBassnectar has just released a video for his new single “Reaching Out”. The track features hypnotic, pulsing synth with a driving beat and his signature heavy bass.Bassnectar had this to say about the song in a post on youtube:“The song is about human connection, but also about personal journeys and how they intersect in cathartic and beautiful ways in a kind of metamorphosis,..a voice says ‘we’re reaching out to set you free’ – as if she’s being contacted from beyond her current state of awareness.”Check out the trippy video belowlast_img read more

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A Weekend Well Spent With The Loving Musicians & Community Of FloydFest [Gallery/Review]

first_imgIn perhaps the only bit of sadness to creep into the festival, the main headliner, Gregg Allman, was forced to cancel his set after being hospitalized in Roanoke. He had cancelled his show the night before in North Carolina, so it wasn’t entirely unexpected. Still, I was in the VIP tent when a person from management got on the stage and gave an announcement. He started by saying, “Folks, I have some bad news, and I am going to read it right from this paper I’m holding.” The crowd listened with a very attentive silence as he relayed the news of Allman’s hospitalization and cancellation. I was surprised that there was no collective sign of bitterness, or moaning and groaning, or bitching and complaining. Quite the opposite actually. At the end of the announcement, when the speaker asked to send good vibes to Gregg so he could heal, the audience went crazy and it was possibly the best scene of sending good energy to someone who probably direly needed it. It was a very positive thing to witness, and despite being sad that I would be missing Allman, it was a great display of humanity from fans at Floydfest.So with Allman out, Leftover Salmon and Friends stepped up to main stage Saturday night for the headlining slot. Dubbed Buffalo Mountain Jam, it was an all-star jam session for various musicians of the festival. To say it was a highlight of the weekend would be a gross understatement. An amazing version of the Dead’s “Franklin’s Tower” formed part of the set, but the emphatic “Whipping Post” encore was the superlative tribute to the ailing Allman. With the main stage closing for the night, some fans headed to the “secret set” featuring Pimps of Joytime. It wasn’t so secret in that everybody knew about it, but it sure was a fun time that served as the “15th annual FloydFest.”The last day certainly eased down from the fun and shenanigans of the previous four days. It had a much calmer and tranquil feeling to it, although not any less musically entertaining. One of my favorite sets was from Keller Williams and More Than A Little. It’s a group of musicians with two female vocalists, and they play a form of soulful, gospel funk. I was checking them out when, true to Keller’s love of GD, they slowly morphed one of the funkier tunes into a very elegant version of “Eyes of the World.” It caught fans completely by surprise, and it immediately had anyone who wasn’t dancing up and moving. Later in his set he was playing a song about drinking too much wine when apparently inspiration moved him brightly, and remembering it was Sunday, he brought out the Bible-inspired tune of “Samson & Delilah.” The two songs were interwoven with each other as the band went from one song into the other at least three times. It was a very fun set.Greensky Bluegrass brought their recipe for jamgrass on the main stage and they didn’t disappoint. The final main stage act, Bruce Hornsby and the Noisemakers, closed the Dreaming Creek Stage with style. They played older favorites like “Jacob’s Ladder” and “White-Wheeled Limousine,” as well as newer tunes from their latest album like Valley Road. The group also provided some comic relief as well. During one of his slower ballads, one fan, dubbed the purveyor of the bubbles by Bruce, began making hundreds of bubbles to fill the air, much to everyone’s enjoyment. Hornsby, in the middle of this ballad, took notice and mentioned all the bubbles. He recalled how bubbles was once misspelled as bubles in an old yearbook, and that memory led him to start saying bubles (pronounced boo-bulls) throughout the song. Pronouncing all the hard, bilabial “B” sounds so much, he couldn’t help but throw a couple “Bad to the Bone” teases in there. The crowd soaked it up and laughed hard with each bit. Hornsby and the Noisemakers easily provided one of the most fun sets of the weekend, and it was a great way to wrap up FloydFest.Besides all the phenomenal music just described, FloydFest offered plenty for fans to do. There was a children’s area, plenty of vendors, and a plethora of outdoor activities including but not limited to mountain biking, trail hiking, river tubing, and even disc golf complete with a nine-hole course on site. There was even a tournament on site, and yours truly took tied for third place amongst the amateurs.And it would be remiss to not mention perhaps the most important aspect of FloydFest: the people. The vibe generated by the people was so positive. Everyone you met was extraordinarily nice and kind. All those ideals of the 60s- peace, love, kindness- were all present, and as cliché as it sounds, it embodied all the virtues of hippiedom. It made the weekend very special. The overall vibe of FloydFest will not easily be topped, and anybody who has been would probably agree. I’m already counting down until next year’s FloydFest.Words and photos provided by Ojeda Photography. Check out a full gallery below! Nestled in the heart of Appalachia in the western part of Virginia, FloydFest celebrated their 16th annual music festival this last weekend of July. It was everything that attendees could ask for and much more – great music, good vibes, and beautiful scenery.Technically a five day festival, the real meat of the festival began on Thursday, July 27th. Walking around just to get my bearings straight, I was first drawn to a smaller stage nearby. My ears not deceiving me, a stellar and very pop version of “Scarlet Begonias” was being played by a group comprised of young men. Thirty minutes into the festival and I heard the first Grateful Dead cover. It couldn’t have been more classic. The band was Feel Free, and after getting the entire tent to sing along with the Garcia/Hunter classic, they played some of their own danceable tunes. Feel Free was certainly a pleasant surprise to begin the festival experience.Another smaller band that played on Thursday were the Forlorn Strangers. Unfortunately technical issues dogged the first 45 minutes of the set. The musicians themselves anxiously awaited to play, and finally they realized they didn’t need any electricity, so they brought their instruments to the floor in front of the stage and rocked out traditional folk and bluegrass that made the crowd happy. Their originals were tight, and the cover of Woody Guthrie’s “This Land Is Your Land” was a great sing-a-long.On the main stage, Anders Osborne perhaps brought the first truly rock-n-roll edge to the festival. With all the musicians exerting maximum energy, they rocked through songs found on his newest release like “Different Drum,” “Fools Gold,” and “Hurt.” The band seemed to be having so much fun rocking out, but Mother Nature had a different plan. A torrential downfall began near the end of his set, causing him to end it early. The heavy rain, and subsequent thunder and lightning, lasted for nearly two hours bringing the festival to a standstill. Even when it stopped festival organizers were cautious how to continue as radars looked bleak.Nonetheless Thursday headliner Railroad Earth was able to play their headlining slot for the night, and for the fans that stayed out late in the cold, they were rewarded with an awesome set that featured “Potter’s Field” with a huge jam and classics such as “Bird in a House.” It was cool to see Railroad Earth play a full set and not throw in the towel because of the bad conditions, so Thursday ended with a bang from the jamgrassers.Friday followed with big names and up-and-coming groups alike. The Hip Abduction was one of the first acts performing in the day. Their eclectic mix of jam, rock, reggae, and calypso melted into a unique sound that isn’t easy to describe. What is easy is to say how awesome they were. Besides having nice melodies and songs that were easy to get into, they could all go into a percussion jam (all musicians participated) or could bust out a kora (Google it) to add to their sound. It was a great set from a band that may not be on your radar but should be.Texan Shakey Graves made sure to portray his Texas roots, displaying the flag and making multiple comments bout his native state amidst his fantastic storytelling. Shakey was fun and really reminded fans that music and storytelling go together. Rich Robinson played a set that was fairly standard but enjoyable. Then the main acts began for the big-name portion of the night.The Wood Brothers soothed the crowd with their acoustic tunes. The highlight of the night was indubitably Nahko & Medicine for the People, if judging by the size of the crowd. As far as the eye could see, the field was filled with people. There were lots of teenage girls present as was notable in the cries and shrieks that would be reminiscent of a Jonas Brothers concert. Nahko was certainly a lot more pop than I imagined, but that is not a bad thing. His music was good and his message was even better. He did a great job of expanding the good vibes of the festival. Leftover Salmon ended the night with a great set. It wouldn’t be the last we would see of them.The big day for festivals is always Saturday, and Floydfest is no different. Attendees were settled in, the biggest headliners were slated to play, and the rain from Thursday was a thing of the past. Keller Williams got things going with his guitar-driven music, filled with loops and effects and all sorts of things Keller. The most energetic of all sets was performed by Femi Kuti and the Positive Force. His 54 years of life experience were betrayed by his singing, playing, and most exceptional youthful exuberance onstage. True to his father’s legacy and to his own musical career, Femi made sure to preach a positive message of Africa, humanity, and the way in which one should live.Warren Haynes followed on the main stage, bringing along his Ashes & Dust Band. The group went through a plethora of songs from a number of sources. They opened with great version of “Spots of Time,” a tune from their album. “Patchwork Quilt,” Dylan’s “All Along the Watchtower, “and Allman Brothers’ “Blue Sky” (with “China Cat Sunflower” teases) and “Jessica” all appeared in the setlist. It was a great set from one of the biggest names in the jam scene. Load remaining imageslast_img read more

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Year In Review: 30+ Musicians Tell Us The Best Show That They Saw In 2016

first_imgThe year of 2016 was certainly an interesting one in the music world. Though many headlines will focus on those who have passed this year, we wanted to reflect on the joyous occasions that music brought throughout 2016. In doing so, we asked a number of musicians to tell us about some of their favorite experiences throughout the year, and will be running features all week to celebrate all things live music.For the third part of this series, we asked, “What was your favorite show that you saw in 2016?” and got a wide range of answers, from small club shows, to headlining festival sets, to Argentine tango shows. Three different artists mentioned being blown away by Radiohead, two tapped The Claypool Lennon Delirium as their favorite, and several chose performances by artists who also participated in the survey. Without further ado, here’s what your favorite musicians had to say:Oliver Wood (The Wood Brothers) – My very favorite was the McCrary Sisters in Nashville. Also, Del McCoury and his boys at Delfest and Grace Potter at thse Grand Point North Festival.Karl Denson – I saw my first real tango show in Buenos Aires this year. A medium-size club where the band was seated right above the stage; the music was as good, if not better than the dancing, which was spectacular. A unique mix of jazz, flamenco classical modern and dancing with the physicality of martial arts, Good for the soul.Michael Kang (The String Cheese Incident) – Kamasi Washington at Electric Forest Festival.Chuck Jones (Dopapod) – Radiohead at MSGAlric Carter (TAUK) – Radiohead @ MSGEli Winderman (Dopapod) – Radiohead and Tame Impala in Portugal with my girlfriend on our vacation. Absolutely amazing concert.Cory Wong (Vulfpeck collaborator) – I saw Prince a couple months before he died. LEGEND.Scrambled Greg (Pigeons Playing Ping Pong) – The Claypool Lennon Delirium and Umphrey’s McGee at The Peach.Russ Lawton (Trey Anastasio Band) – Claypool-Lennon..Tony Hall (Dumpstaphunk) – Karl Denson’s Tiny UniverseEric “Benny” Bloom (Lettuce) – Grateful DeadJesus Coomes (Lettuce) – Dead & Co feat. John MAYER and OTEILOteil Burbridge (Dead & Company) – Too hard to pick but I seem to remember experiencing an arched back the last time Soulive played. Brooklyn Bowl? [Editor’s Note: This was actually in 2015, but we feel you, Oteil. Bowlive 2017 anyone?]Ryan Jalbert (The Motet) – With my schedule being so insane this past year, I unfortunately made it out to see less music than I have in past years but I still got to enjoy some inspiring performances. We got to co-bill with the “Monsters of Funk” super group in NOLA which consisted of Bernard Purdie, Leo Nocentelli, Oteil Burbridge and Ivan Neville so that was amazing. Mr. Purdie came on our bus to hang and was super humble and gracious and that was just one of those special nights that only happens in New Orleans. A few of us caught Chance the Rapper at the Fillmore and he’s an amazing performer. Also it was so great seeing our dudes Lettuce crush their Red Rocks headliner and really stretch out on tunes, take chances and get trippy on such a high profile gig just as they would on any other stage. Their sense of adventure is always inspiring.William Apostol (Billy Strings) – I would have to say my first Phish show with special guest Bob Weir in Nashville… Mind Blown!!!Jeremy Schon (Pigeons Playing Ping Pong) – Flight of The Conchords at Wolf Trap.Rob Compa (Dopapod) – Duke Levine Band at Mexicali Live [NJ]. Duke and Kevin Barry are two of the greatest players in the world. I always leave a show practically in tears. It’s powerfully emotive as well as virtuosic.Matt Gibbs (Evolfo) – David Liebe Hart at Palisades in Brooklyn. ¡Salame!Seth Walker – John Scofield, Brad Meldau and Mark Guiliana Trio at Blue Note [NYC]. Pure art.Neal Evans (Dopapod) – Thundercat at BiscoSimon Allen (The New Mastersounds) – It might well be The Floozies set at Electric Forest in Michigan in June. I’d never heard of them before and the whole audio-visual experience knocked my socks off.Nick Tkachyk (Spafford) – Lotus at the Vic in Chicago. Bass shook my insides. Mike made me dance.Craig Brodhead (Turkuaz) – Garage a Trois Jazz Fest late night Tipitina’s.Dave Watts (The Motet) – Steely Dan at Red RocksJP Biondo (Cabinet) – Neil Young + Promise of the RealNigel Hall (Lettuce) – Cory Henry and the Funk ApsostlesPappy Biondo (Cabinet) – Hurray for the Riff Raff, Bluebird DenverLaurie Shook (The Shook Twins) – Milk Carton Kids at Fayettville Roots FestivalDominic Peters (Goldfish) – Tycho at Euphoria FestivalT Sisters – Fantastic Negrito at the Ghost Ship Benefit at the Fox Theater overwhelmed us with his raw style and poignant message.David Shaw (The Revivalists) – Andrew BirdMike Gantzer (Aqueous) – I’d have to give it to Snarky Puppy earlier this year- I caught them for the first time in Buffalo in March, and I felt like I was 15 again, my mind was just so completely blown by every aspect of the show, all the way from the absurd musicianship and appreciation they all seem to have for one another, to the immaculate sound out front in the venue. 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Sturgill Simpson Announces Summer Tour Dates

first_img2016 was a breakout year for country rocker Sturgill Simpson, with his album A Sailor’s Guide To Earth taking the music industry by storm, which initially gained traction with the help from a cover of Nirvana’s In Utero track “In Bloom.” The album has been nominated for Album of the Year and Best Country Album at the 59th Annual Grammy Awards.Today, Simpson announced plans for an extensive summer tour, including stops at New York City’s Radio City Music Hall on Sept. 14th and Colorado’s Red Rocks Amphitheatre on Sept. 25th. The tour will run from September 7th through October 6th, and the full schedule can be seen below.Sturgill Simpson – 2017 Tour DatesMar 04 Okeechobee Music & Arts Festival Okeechobee, FLMay 06 The Wharf Amphitheater Orange Beach, ALJul 07 Charlotte Metro Credit Union Amphitheatre Charlotte, NCJul 08 Koka Booth Amphitheatre Cary, NCJul 14 Fox Theatre Atlanta, GAJul 15 Forecastle Festival Louisville, KYJul 16 Sloss Music & Arts Festival Birmingham, ALSep 07 Smart Financial Centre Sugar Land, TXSep 08 Verizon Theatre Grand Prairie, TXSep 09 Austin360 Amphitheater Del Valle, TXSep 14 Radio City Music Hall New York, NYSep 15 Merriweather Post Pavillion Columbia, MDSep 16 Blue Hills Bank Pavilion Boston, MASep 19 Fox Theatre Detroit, MISep 21 Fox Theatre St Louis, MOSep 22 Huntington Bank Pavilion Chicago, ILSep 25 Red Rocks Amphitheatre Morrison, COSep 29 Arlene Schnitzer Music Hall Portland, ORSep 30 Marymoor Amphitheater Redmond, WAOct 06 The Greek Theatre Los Angeles, CA[via Brooklyn Vegan]last_img read more

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Tedeschi Trucks Band Closes Out Their Ryman Run With A Powerful Performance

first_imgYou know you’re doing something right if you get to play three nights of music at the historic Ryman Auditorium in Nashville, TN. The famed venue has played host to countless incredible performances throughout the years, and over the last three nights, Tedeschi Trucks Band has had the opportunity to call the place home. The band’s remarkable soul-influenced sound was on full display for the final night of the run yesterday, March 4th, playing a potent blend of original music and beloved covers.The band started strong out of the gate with their songs “Laugh About It” and “Don’t Know What It Means,” and would keep the energy going with their famed cover of Derek & The Dominos’ “Anyday.” The band also covered Delaney & Bonnie’s “Comin’ Home,” George Jones’ “Color of the Blues,” and Billy Taylor’s “I Wish I Knew How It Would Feel To Be Free,” as well as Blind Willie McTell’s “Statesboro Blues,” The Staple Singers’ “Freedom Highway,” Sleepy John Estes’ “Leaving Trunk,” Rahsaan Roland Kirk’s “Volunteered Slavery,” B.B. King’s “How Blue Can You Get,” Santana’s “Soul Sacrifice,” and the closer, a rendition of The Beatles’ “With A Little Help From My Friends.” It was quite the night of music.Watch a video of the second set opener, Tedeschi Trucks Band’s original song “Midnight in Harlem,” streaming below, courtesy of Chuck Michel.You can also watch a video of the encore, “With A Little Help From My Friends,” below, courtesy of Brady Turner.Check out the setlist below. Photo courtesy of Brandon Weil.last_img read more

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Trey Anastasio Establishes Tortola Relief Fund, Pens Touching Tribute, Shares Recent Recordings

first_imgIt’s been a week of tragedy for those in the way of Hurricane Irma, the enormously powerful storm that caused widespread and catastrophic damage throughout its now two-week lifetime, particularly in parts of the northeastern Caribbean. Of the many places affected is Tortola in the British Virgin Islands, which was struck by Irma as a Category 5 hurricane, leaving irreparable damage. Phish guitarist Trey Anastasio took to his Facebook to address the disaster, establishing a Tortola Relief Fund which will be focused on helping the people of Tortola rebuild their island. Phish’s WaterWheel Foundation will match donations to this fund, so please donate here. Trey has been visiting the island since 1992 with his family, and recounts the important career-shaping memories that took place there. In addition to the heartfelt stories, Anastasio shares a few recordings that he made while practicing for his first acoustic shows while there this past winter. Click to listen to “Brian And Robert,” “Strange Design,” and “Love Is What We Are.”“I love Tortola. I’ve written so many songs there. It’s where I’ve gone in the winter to slow down, write, and to bring new song ideas to completion. Songs that were born as little germs of ideas elsewhere, often were crafted and came to life in Tortola,” writes Trey.He continues, “The bulk of ‘Mercury’ was written while sitting by the water in Tortola. Recently ‘Breath and Burning,’ ‘Tide Turns,’ and ‘More’ were all written there. Loads of older songs were written there, too many to name, dating all the way back to the early 90’s.. I remember writing the melody for ‘Lifeboy’ while walking with my little travel guitar in the hot sun on that first trip in 1992. I can still hear the pace of the island in that guitar riff.”Donate to the Tortola Relief Fund, and read the full message below:As of now, and following a successful run of summer dates, Phish has no upcoming scheduled dates.last_img read more

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Moon Over The Brooklyn Bowl With Hayley Jane & The Primates: A Marital Love Story

first_imgLoad remaining images Happiness, smiles, magic, emotion, love, and hugs filled the Brooklyn Bowl on a beautiful fall night in New York City. A cascade of mesmerizing jams, dazzling dancing, glittering lights, and impassioned vocals lit up the stage to the hundreds of appreciative spectators. An array of special guests helped make this a special one-of-a-kind cosmic night.The night started out with the beautiful wedding of Kristen Detroia and Josh Carter, the bass player for Hayley Jane and the Primates, on the Brooklyn Bowl stage. Under a Grateful Dead themed chuppah, Peter Shapiro (the owner of Brooklyn Bowl, famed concert promotor, and a friend of the couple) was the master of ceremonies who led the sweet and unique ceremony to the adoring crowd. The stage was filled with family, friends, bandmates, and musicians. Dopapod’s Rob Compa gave a very sentimental speech about how the happy couple first met. With the crash of the glass under foot and the crowd yelling “Mazel Tov”, the sentimental ceremony concluded with a bang.Once the stage was cleared, the musical part of the evening kicked off with The Brooklyn Bowl Wedding All-Stars. The lineup of this supergroup was Eli Winderman and Rob Compa (Dopapod), Richard James (Pink Talking Fish), and The Kung Fu Rhythm Section (Adrian Tramontano and Chris DeAngelis). Together as a band for the first time, these players flawlessly wove their way through a ten song set like they’ve been playing together for years. From Peter Gabriel’s “Sledgehammer” to The Band‘s “Up on Cripple Creek” to the Talking Heads‘ “Burning Down the House”, the crowd bounced, swayed, and sang along to every song that sounded and looked just as amazing as the next. Hayley Jane and the Primates guitarist, Justin Hancock, joined the All-Star Band mid set and traded guitar licks for a searing “Blue Sky” from the Allman Brothers Band. Closing out the set, Richard James led the crowd in a raucous “Loving Cup” from The Rolling Stones that left crowd wanting more.The headliner of the night was Hayley Jane and the Primates who were celebrating the release of their new album “We’re Here Now”. Hayley Jane, Justin Hancock, Josh Carter, Greg Smith, and Ryan Clausen played their hearts out from the first chord and drum beat to the last throughout their 2 hour performance.The 16 song set, compromised of mostly tracks from their new album, sprinkled in with a few oldies and an amazing cover of “Volunteers” from Jefferson Airplane, kept the crowd moving and singing for the entire show. The Interstellar Dancers joined the band on stage on select songs for a visual and passionate treat. The dancers, Catelin McCarriston, Emory Campbell, April Pittman, Lindsay Reamer, with special guest dancers Taraleigh Weathers and Jazmin Buck alongside of the already mesmerizing Hayley Jane, gave the songs additional energy that is rarely seen on a concert stage.Special guest stars came and went on the stage all night like shooting stars during a meteor shower. The collaborations were unique and each one gave the song additional intensity and a little special something. Hayley Jane and Elise Testone created a soulful singing combination during “Make it Alright”. The steel drums and extra percussion of Earl Brooks and Ben Teters enhanced the Carribbean feel of “Man Acrylic”. Quinn Carson from Spiritual Rez played an incredible trombone solo in the finale, as all the guests fit into the band mix like a perfect white glove.The stage was filled with 17 musicians and dancers for the final number of the night “I Can Do It (Poo Jam)”. This uplifting and emotional song had the crowd dancing and singing to the very last note and was the perfect end to a magical evening. JRR Tolkien once said, “Moonlight drowns out all but the brightest stars”. With the moon literally in Hayley Jane’s hands, this evening proved that Hayley Jane and the Primates are fast becoming the brightest stars on the musical scene with their unique combination of musicianship, raw emotion, spiritual lyrics, hypnotizing dancing, and cosmic energy.Setlist: All-Star Band | Brooklyn Bowl Wedding | 10/18/17Signed Sealed Delivered (Stevie Wonder) , Up on Cripple Creek (The Band), They Love Each Other (The Grateful Dead), Boogie On Reggae Woman (Stevie Wonder), Burning Down the House (Talking Heads), Blue Sky (Allman Brothers) with Justin Hancock, Sledgehammer (Peter Gabriel), Higher Ground (Stevie Wonder), Finale: Loving Cup (The Rolling Stones)Setlist: Hayley Jane & The Primates | Brooklyn Bowl Wedding | 10/18/17In my Mind, Mama, We Found Out, Madeline, Creatures, You Gotta Move (with Rob Compa on guitar), Lose You, Man Acrylic ( with Earl Brooks on steel drum and Ben Teters on percussion) , Volunteers, Make It Alright (with Elise Testone on vocals and Eli Winderman on keys), Cosmic Katrina, More Interesting, Hey Mister (with Richard James on keys), Hurricane Jane (with Richard James on keys).Encore: To the Moon, I Can Do it (Poo Jam) with all the special guests joining inCheck out the full gallery below from Bob Schultz.Brooklyn Bowl Wedding All-Stars, Hayley Jane & The Primates | 10/18/17 | Photos by Bob Schultzlast_img read more

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