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Last weekend, Tedeschi Trucks Band played two powerful shows at the University of Buffalo Center For The Arts, bringing a wide selection of classic hits, covers, and new songs from their 2016 album Let Me Get By. The band is on an undeniable hot streak, as the 12-piece has found an unstoppable musical chemistry like never before. It’s truly a treat to witness.Among the many highlights from the two night run was a sit-in from Amy Helm, a musical powerhouse in her own right and the daughter of the late Levon Helm. Helm’s band, Amy Helm & The Handsome Strangers was on as support for the second night of the run, played last Sunday May 8th, and Helm came out to lend some vocals to the John Prine classic, “Angel From Montgomery.”While we reported on this yesterday, we couldn’t pass up an opportunity to share video from the collaboration. Thanks to Scott Nichols, we have fan-shot footage of “Angel From Montgomery” to share below. Dig it:You can also listen to the full show below, taped by Adam Z.:
Load remaining images Exactly 22 years after their fabled Gamehendge performance, Phish returned to Mansfield, MA to kick off a three-night weekend run throughout the Northeast. The first such show took place at the Xfinity Center, packed with phans eager to celebrate all things Phishy. The band kicked off the show in style, bringing out the Jon Fishman classic “Party Time.” The locked and loaded first set featured stand out versions of “Bathtub Gin” and “Cities,” the latter of which featured some playful banter as Trey Anastasio broke a string mid-song. That allowed Trey to introduce his guitar tech, Brian Brown, and eventually bassist Mike Gordon picked up the guitar as Anastasio switched to the Marimba Lumina. The first set also featured the tour debuts of “Fast Enough For You,” “How Many People Are You” and “Strange Design,” each played consecutively. The return of the a cappella “Space Oddity,” as debuted at Wrigley Field earlier this summer, capped off the set.The second picked up with an energetic “Ghost” > “Light” combination, bringing an incredible jam session to start things off. After over a half hour with the two songs alone (with “Light” coming it at nearly 19 minutes), it was “Wolfman’s Brother” that kept things grooving… until the PA blew out and put an abrupt end to the set’s momentum. They kept things going with a vocal jam, but ultimately left the stage while the sound was being fixed. Phish tried to bring the energy back up with a rocking “Chalk Dust Torture,” but with less time than expected, the remaining “Saw It Again,” “Back On The Train” and “Slave To The Traffic Light” kept things short and sweet. Fans could have hoped for more, but it was a great set nonetheless.Finally, Phish brought out their cover of Beatles’ “I Am The Walrus” for the second time this summer and third time ever, closing out the show with the song’s psychedelic ascending jam. Next up is a stop at the Xfinity Theatre in Hartford, CT. Check out the Phish.net setlist below, as well as a full gallery from ATS Photography.Setlist: Phish at Xfinity Center, Mansfield, MA – 7/8/16Set 1: Party Time > 46 Days, Poor Heart, The Dogs, Bathtub Gin, Fast Enough for You, How Many People Are You, Strange Design, Fuego, Cities, Space OdditySet 2: Ghost > Light > Wolfman’s Brother, Chalk Dust Torture, Saw It Again > Back on the Train > Slave to the Traffic LightEncore: I Am the Walrus, Trey broke a string and switched guitars mid-song, also introducing his guitar tech, Brian Brown. Trey then switched to Marimba Lumina and Mike played Trey’s guitar. Vocal jam, during which the PA cut out and the band left the stage. Unfinished.Notes: During Cities, Trey broke a string, switched guitars, and introduced his guitar tech, Brian Brown; Trey then switched to Marimba Lumina while Mike played Trey’s guitar. Wolfman’s contained a vocal jam, during which the PA cut out and the band left the stage. Wolfman’s was unfinished, and after several minutes the band resumed with CDT.[Cover photo via Phish From The Road/Instagram]
Just last weekend, Phish took to the stage at Dick’s Sporting Goods Park for three glorious nights of musical madness. The final three shows of Phish’s summer tours were as fiery as imagined, with the band bringing out some great jams to keep fans on their toes for an excellent weekend of music.Interestingly, some of Phish’s best musical moments come during soundcheck jamming. While the devoted crowd certainly adds a necessary energy to the band’s playing, there’s something to love about a good soundcheck jam. The pressure is off, giving a more light-hearted feeling, but it’s still four incredible musicians working off each other to perfection.Fortunately, thanks to YouTube user GratefuLSD25.5 and taper Ezra L, we have a full recording of all three soundcheck jams from last weekend! Tune in below, and prepare for some great musicianship.0:03 – 2016-09-02 – Soundcheck Friday (Mercury ~ Low Rider Jam ~ Camel Walk, Waiting All Night, Swingtown Jam)35:56 – 2016-09-03 SoundCheck Saturday (Dogs Stole Things, My Soul)49:43 – 2016-09-04 – Soundcheck Sunday (Dog Log, My Soul)
Consider the Source, the genre-bending trio from NYC, is headed back on tour for the winter, much to the delight of their diverse and dedicated following across the US. Joined by New Jersey’s Thank You Scientist, a prog-rock septet that similarly resists easy categorization, the two bands will hitting be cities across the South, Southwest, and West with their eclectic sounds.In anticipation of the tour, Consider the Source has released a promo video featuring live footage of them shredding their tune “(Good Point) Wandering Bear” that gives the lowdown on the cities they’ll be hitting up throughout January 2017. You can check out the video for yourself below to get a taste of what Consider the Source has cookin’ up for 2017. Full dates for their tour can be found below, and tickets are available via the band’s website.Consider the Source 2016 Winter Tour Dates01/12/2017 Rose Music Hall, Columbia, MO01/13/2017 Opolis, Norman, OK01/14/2017 Curtain Club, Dallas, TX01/15/2017 Sidewinder, Austin, TX01/17/2017 The Rebel Lounge, Phoenix, AZ01/18/2017 The Casbah, San Diego, CA01/19/2017 EchoPlex, Los Angeles, CA01/20/2017 Constellation Room, Santa Ana, CA01/21/2017 The New Parish, Oakland, CA01/22/2017 The Catalyst, Santa Cruz, CA01/24/2017 191 Toole, Tucson, AZ01/25/2017 Lowbrow Palace, El Paso, TX01/26/2017 Paper Tiger, San Antonio, TX01/27/2017 Raven Tower, Houston, TX01/28/2017 Gasa Gasa, New Orleans, LA01/29/2017 WorkPlay Theatre, Birmingham, AL
As the countdown to Summer Camp Music Festival dwindles, a new late-night set announcement has added yet another reason for excitement among a lineup that already looks like one of the strongest of the season. On the festival’s first night, Friday, May 26th, Umphrey’s McGee’s Kris Myers and Ryan Stasik and Mike Gatnzer of Aqueous will hit the Soulshine Tent late-night for a tribute to Green Day‘s 1994 pop-punk classic Dookie, as well as “other rock music.”With performances from moe., Umphrey’s McGee, Trey Anastasio Band, Pretty Lights Live, Primus, Gov’t Mule, Mike Gordon, the Disco Biscuits, Run The Jewels, The Claypool Lennon Delirium, Aqueous, The Main Squeeze, The Marcus King Band, Turkuaz, Spafford, The Werks, Mungion, and more already on the docket, the newly announced Dookie set is just one more reason why Summer Camp is a can’t-miss this year.Summer Camp Music Festival is set to take place May 26th – 28th in Chillicothe, IL. For more information, head to the festival’s website.[Photos by Chris Capaci (Gantzer) and Stephen Rose (Myers, Stasik)]
McLovins are gearing up for a tour-closing, headlining show at Brooklyn’s Knitting Factory with Bronx psych-funk act The Lvnguage on Friday, November 24th. The band initially hit the scene back in 2008 with their viral cover of Phish‘s “You Enjoy Myself”, a rendition that was truly impressive considering that its members were between 14 and 16 years old at the time. Subsequently, McLovins quickly rose the ranks in the following years, earning fans with their solid performances highlighting their improvisational talents and eclectic musicality.Since their breakout success in 2008, a lot has changed for the Hartford, Connecticut-based act. The group has graduated college—with its members already in their mid-20’s—and has forged ahead full throttle with the project. Now, McLovins have begun to focus on their songwriting craft more so than ever. As the band moves into the second decade of their career, they are diverging from their jam beginnings and moving toward a quintessential rock n’ roll vibe.Tom Marshall Welcomes McLovin’s Jake Huffman On Latest Under The SkinOver the years, McLovins have worked closely with Phish lyricist Tom Marshall, collaborating on the track “Cohesive”. The band has also previously teamed up with Sesame Street musical director and Hamilton soundtrack producer Bill Sherman for 2015’s self-titled album (aka The Red Album). With plenty of buzz surrounding their upcoming tour closer, McLovins released their latest single “Anxious”, a melodic groove with a driving beat accented by drummer Jake Huffman‘s ever-improving vocals. Take a listen for yourself below.McLovins, “Anxious”[via McLovins]Coming out of the Boogie-Down Bronx, The Lvnguage is an indie-pop act with plenty of psychedelic grooves to grab the attention of even the most staunch of funk heads. With the release of their 2017 album, Movement, the quartet is quickly gaining a name for themselves in the New York music scene. Keep an ear out for The Lvnguage in the near future, as these guys undoubtedly have something special going on. Take a listen to the organ heavy journey that is “A Major Funk Odyssey” below:The Lvnguage, “A Major Funk Odyssey”[via thelvnguage]Tickets for the McLovins show at Brooklyn’s Knitting Factory on Friday, November 24th, with The Lvnguage are currently on-sale and can be purchased here. For event updates and additional information, join the Facebook Event page.Enter To Win A Pair Of Tix + Merch:
This coming Saturday, February 10th, the Kalamazoo Wings will square off against the Indy Fuel in a mid-level minor league hockey game at the Wings’ home arena, Kalamazoo, MI’s Wings Event Center. Incidentally, this past weekend, the prog-rockers of Umphrey’s McGee laid out a fiery two-night run at the same venue.Saturday’s game has been officially designated as “Grateful Dead Night” by the team, and the Kalamazoo Wings have just released images of the Grateful Dead-inspired jerseys they’ll wear for the occasion. The jerseys feature rainbow-hued tie-dye ornaments as well some of the band’s most iconic imagery, like the dancing bears and a 13-point lightning bolt. The stereotypical psychedelic 60’s “hippie” typeface is used to spell out the players’ names and numbers on the backs of the jerseys, and the team’s logo on the front of the shirts is now bound by the Dead’s famous “Steal Your Face” logo.As noted by JamBase, back in September, the Kalamazoo Wings (of the ECHL) announced this special theme night. Fans in attendance can expect to see the home team repping the special jerseys and hear tracks from the Grateful Dead throughout the night on the arena’s sound system. Attendees will also get the chance to win their own special jerseys during an auction after the game. You can purchase tickets for the Kalamazoo Wing’s Grateful Dead Night game here. [H/T JamBase]
In mid-February, Ween announced that they’d perform at the iconic Red Rocks Park & Amphitheatre in Morrison, Colorado, on Tuesday, June 5th, 2018. Recently, cult hero alt-rock oddballs expanded their trip to Colorado, adding a second night to their Red Rocks run on Wednesday, June 6th.The band last performed at Red Rocks on July 12th of last year and has played there 6 times dating back to 1995, when they served as one of the supporting bands for Big Head Todd and The Monsters for their two-night headlining run. So far, these announcements mark the band’s first scheduled date of 2018. However, Freeman’s touring schedule is completely clear according to his website, and Melchiondo is only booked during the end of March and beginning of April with The Dean Ween Group, so we wouldn’t be surprised if there are even more new Ween dates in the works.Tickets for Ween’s show on June 5th are already on sale and can be purchased here. Tickets for the newly added Ween show on June 6th go on sale on Friday, March 2nd, at 10 a.m. (MST), with a pre-sale beginning on Thursday, March 1st, at 10 a.m. with a password of “brown” here.
Today, Phish has announced a comprehensive new CD/LP box set dubbed The Baker’s Dozen: Live At Madison Square Garden. The new set will highlight their exploits from their historic 13-night residency at the famed NYC arena last summer, which saw them play two themed sets each night while not repeating a single song.The Baker’s Dozen is available for pre-order now in three formats: a 3-CD or 6-LP set (with 13 tracks hand-picked by the band) and “The Complete Baker’s Dozen Box Set,” which includes the entire run on 36 CDs. Legendary engineer Elliot Scheiner (Steely Dan, Van Morrison) has remixed each show.The Complete Baker’s Dozen Box Set includes every note of music from the historic 13-night run spread over 36 discs. Included in the fully custom box are all 13 individually packaged shows, an 86-page book with full color photographs from the run, an extensive essay featuring new interviews with each band member, Baker’s Dozen setlist journals, an embroidered patch, commemorative tickets, a complete set of eight mini-prints, and a brand new Jim Pollock screen print (7″x10″, signed by Pollock). Notes the announcement, “The Complete Baker’s Dozen will be limited to ONE PRINTING and when it’s gone, it’s gone.”The Baker’s Dozen: Live At Madison Square Garden (all formats) will be released on November 30th. Both the 3-CD and 6-LP sets will be available in limited supplies in stores. The Limited Edition Complete Baker’s Dozen Box will only be available from Phish Dry Goods.Pre-order today from The Donut Shop at Phish Dry Goods. If you order any of the three releases, all other donut merch in the shop will be 20% off. The 3-CD and 6-LP sets ship for just $4.99 and The Complete Baker’s Dozen Box Set ships FREE.View a full list of the band’s hand-selected material featured on the 3-CD/6-LP versions of the collection below. For a full retelling of the Dozen, head here.The Baker’s Dozen: Live At Madison Square Garden 3-CD/6-LP TracklistDisc 11. Blaze OnJuly 29 (Cinnamon)2. RoggaeJuly 22 (Strawberry)3. SimpleAugust 6 (Glazed)4. MoreJuly 23 (Red Velvet)Disc 21. Twist >July 23 (Red Velvet)2. WavesJuly 23 (Red Velvet)3. Everything’s RightJuly 21 (Coconut)4. Chalk Dust TortureJuly 28 (Double Chocolate)5. Miss YouJuly 23 (Red Velvet)Disc 31. No Men In No Man’s LandAugust 4 (Lemon)2. Scents And Subtle SoundsAugust 4 (Lemon)3. GhostAugust 5 (Boston Cream)4. Most Events Aren’t PlannedAugust 6 (Glazed)Expand