Greensky Bluegrass Welcomes Holly Bowling For Grateful Dead’s ‘Eyes Of The World’ [Watch]

Greensky Bluegrass Welcomes Holly Bowling For Grateful Dead’s ‘Eyes Of The World’ [Watch]

first_imgFresh off the campaign trail, Greensky Bluegrass brought their infectious live sound to Eugene, OR for a performance at the McDonald Theatre last night. Energy was at a high as GSBG threw down in Seattle the previous night, and fans had high hopes for a great night of music.The band certainly did not disappoint, as they had special guest sit-ins from Mimi Naja from Fruition and pianist Holly Bowling for the performance. Naja joined in at the end of set one, accentuating “All Four,” “Santa Fe” and “Reuben’s Train.” Bowling came in for the end of set two, playing “The Four” into Grateful Dead’s “Eyes Of The World.” Bowling also returned for the encore, “Who Is Frederico?”Watch all of Bowling’s sit in, below:There’s also full show audio available for those inclined, as captured by Dean Grabski:Setlist: Greensky Bluegrass at McDonald Theatre, Eugene, OR – 3/26/16:Set 1: Jaywalking, Windshield, Living Over, Against the Days, How Mountain Girls Can Love, All Four*, Santa Fe*, Rueben’s Train*Set 2: Fixin to Ruin, Take Cover, Bring Out Your Dead, Handle With Care, Fo Sho, Uh Huh, Hit Parade of Love, Forget Everything, Broke Mountain Breakdown, The Four% > Eyes of the World%E: Who is Federico?% * w/ Mimi Naja% w/ Holly Bowlinglast_img read more

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The New Mastersounds Honor Allen Toussaint With Guest-Filled Performance In New Orleans [Photos/Setlist]

first_imgThe New Mastersounds hosted another late night Jazz Fest show for the books, bringing their English-style funk outfit to the city of New Orleans during the most wonderful time of year. Another 2AM show filed into the Joy Theatre for a double set scorcher, welcoming some very special guests for the early morning tribute to the late Allen Toussaint.Lettuce/Soulive’s Eric Krasno, Dumpstaphunk’s Ivan Neville, and southern rock-soul artist Marc Broussard were billed for the “Southern Late Nights” tribute to New Orleans legend Allen Toussaint.The band started and ended the night with their original music, sandwiching the tribute with hits like “Cigar Time” and “Baby Bouncer.” Nearing the approach of sunrise, the all-stars brought a new level of funky respect to classic songs like “Sneakin’ Sally Through The Alley,” “Night People,” and “Last Train.”Check out these incredible photos from last night, courtesy of the great Jeremy Scott: The New Mastersounds will be returning to the Joy Theatre this evening with Jon Cleary and Marc Broussard. Tickets available here.The New Mastersounds @ The Joy Theatre 4/29/16:Set One: MFP, Cigar Time, Take What You Need, Dusty, Sitting On My Knees, Windjammer*, 33*, Sneakin Sally^, On Your Way+, Yes We Can%Set Two: Night People#, Hercules*, Funky Bars, Last Train=, High N Wide, T Bad, SF, Hihachi, Fancy, Upstairs, All Wrapped Up, Baby Bouncer* w/ Eric Krasno+ w/ Marc# w/ Ivan= w/ Joe^ w/ Marc & Kraz% w/ Marc & Ivanlast_img read more

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Watch Twiddle’s Ryan Dempsey Surprise Guest With Holly Bowling For Mesmerizing ‘Harry Hood’

first_imgLast night, Twiddle made their debut at The Capitol Theatre for a sold-out show with TAUK, and special guest Matisyahu. The pre-party was spent at Garcia’s, while the one-and-only jamband concert pianist Holly Bowling displayed her impeccable talents. Riveting as ever, she performed a perfectly pleasing balance of Phish and Grateful Dead tunes.Twiddle Debuts New Song, Welcomes Matisyahu For Sold-Out Capitol Theatre Show [Videos/Review]The set closed with a surprise special guest appearance from Twiddle’s own Ryan Dempsey. The two had a blast tackling “Harry Hood” together in their show-stopping performance. With Bowling holding down the melodies, Dempsey took lead in a tastefully beautiful Hood jam. Watch how it all went down:Holly Bowling @ Garcia’s 5/7/16 Setlist:My Friend, My Friend, Help on the Way > Slipknot! > Theme from the Bottom > Randall’s Chalkdust Jam > Theme from the Bottom > Slipknot! > Franklin’s Tower, It’s Ice, A Song I Heard the Ocean Sing > Terrapin Station Suite, Taste, Harry Hood** w/ Ryan Dempsey from Twiddlelast_img read more

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Trey Anastasio Offers Words Of Encouragement To Drug Court Graduates

first_imgPhish guitarist Trey Anastasio returned to the Washington County Felony Drug Court recently, speaking to graduates of the same program that he was once a part of so many years ago. According to a report in The Post-Star, Anastasio spoke for nearly 25 minutes to the graduates of the program, offering words of inspiration after sharing his experiences.“The night I got arrested, I couldn’t go 10 minutes without taking something… Nine years later, I don’t think about drinking or drugging anymore.” He continued, “I thought I would come in here and say, ‘I’m sober’ and get to go home. At the time, I thought this was the worst thing that ever happened to me. Today, it’s without a question the best thing that ever happened to me.”Anastasio was arrested in 2006 for possession of heroin and pain killers in Whitehall, NY, and spent 14 months in Drug Court under the county’s supervision. Now, the guitarist tries to encourage sobriety for those addicted to substances. “I want to come back anytime I can,” he said in the article. “It’s an honor. It’s such a great program. Every community in America should have one.”Whatever you’re doing Trey, it’s working. We can’t wait to see Phish on tour, when they kick things off one week from tonight.[H/T JamBase, Photo via The Post-Star]last_img read more

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Philly Funk Band Swift Technique Makes Appearance In Orange Is The New Black Finale

first_imgFans everywhere have been excited to binge watch the new season of Orange Is The New Black, which was released by Netflix on Friday, June 17th. We were delighted to learn that one of our favorite Philly bands, Swift Technique, was featured in the final episode of this season. The group answered a casting call with a YouTube video and got the gig, only to rock out for the cast on set.Bassist Jake Leschinsky shares some thoughts of his experience with us.“We had an absolute blast working with the cast & crew of Orange Is The New Black. It was an honor to be called upon by this particular show that is currently on the cutting edge of modern television. The opportunity was twofold – we spent an intensive day in the studio cutting a track for the show & we spent one day filming on set. The project materialized very quickly and we even had to cancel a high profile show. When all was said and done, I was so proud to see our guys rise to the occasion and absolutely knock this out of the park.”Congrats to Swift Technique!For fans of their funk, don’t miss the band performing a tribute to Prince at Brooklyn’s The Hall At MP, supporting an all-star “James Brown Vs. Prince” super jam session with members of Lettuce, Trey Anastasio Band, Rubblebucket, Turkuaz and more. The show is this Wednesday, June 22nd, and more information can be found here. The band will then head to the Ardmore Music Hall on June 24th for a performance alongside Con Brio, so don’t miss out! More info can be found here.last_img read more

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Watch John Medeski, Eddie Roberts, Zigaboo & George Porter Jr. Jam Out As Foundation Of Funk

first_imgAsk any architect or construction crew and they’ll tell you nothing they design or build will last without a solid base. When it comes to matters of funk you can’t find a more solid foundation than bassist George Porter Jr. and drummer Zigaboo Modeliste, the rhythm section of The Meters. The dynamic duo have been playing with an ever changing cast of all-stars as Foundation Of Funk over the last few years, and teamed with John Medeski from Medeski, Martin and Wood and Eddie Roberts from The New Mastersounds at the recent Bear Creek Bayou.Porter and Modeliste helped write the definitive story of the funky back beat with a style often imitated but never duplicated. With big splashy cymbal crashes and syrupy sweet the partnership has endured for five decades for a reason… nobody does it better. Joined by the wizard of the keys John Medeski who delighted listeners and his fellow players with his straight from the soul runs on his organ. Filling the final slot guitarist Eddie Roberts showcased the slinky lead lines that have earned him accolades on multiple continents, effortlessly slipping from support to the front line.Celebrating a rebirth in New Orleans, the Bear Creek Bayou brought together an amazing array of talent for a two day funk-a-thon with dozens of the acts that had the crowd in a state of perpetual motion. Our own Rex Thomson has just received permission to share a slew of videos from the two sets by this amazing line up that includes Meters classics, a guest appearance by noted sax player Khris Royal and even a nod to Professor Longhair. Whether in the office, on your phone or safe at home turn the music up and get down to the sounds of the Foundation Of Funk!“Rolling Stone”“Whatcha Say”“Cissy Strut”“Hey Now Baby”“People Say”last_img read more

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Father John Misty Shares New Music Video “Pure Comedy” In Seemingly Perfect Timing

first_imgFather John Misty is a man of simple taste and robust opinion. Known for writing ballads relevant to the present moment, he announces his newest record Pure Comedy in seemingly perfect timing. The topics of choice are clearly defined in the title track, shared below, which explores societal trends, technological obsessions, popular dependencies, and the overall state of humanity across the human lifespan.He describes this new track as a lengthy dissection of “the comedy of man”. While the images in the video seem more specific than the lyrics of the song, he tells NPR, “There’s nothing political about ‘Pure Comedy.’ Unless that’s what the viewer wants, even with all the gratuitous footage of political figures. The video is only ‘about Trump’ in that the video is about human beings.”Images of Trump, Obama, Kanye West, and Pepe the Frog are all characters of the animated depiction. The song also appears to address relevant topics like big pharma, global warming, and natural disasters, as well as societal obsessions like religion, gluttony, and general foolishness.Pure Comedy comes out April 7, but you can listen to the title track below:Josh Tillman teamed up with Jonathon Wilson to produce the 75-minute record, which you can learn more about in the 25-minute documentary film below:You can also see the new album’s artwork, in GIF form, below:last_img read more

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STS9 Was On Another Planet As They Finished Their Two-Night Run At ACL Live [Recap / Setlist / Video]

first_imgElectronic-jam legends STS9 returned to ACL Live at The Moody Theater last night for their second and final show at the venue, and they delivered an out-of-this-world performance. The band worked through several of their treasured classics and utilized tons of transitions to put together another high-octane performance.The band opened things up with “Common Descent”, transitioning into “Worry No More” for a great opening one-two punch. “Pianoir” followed, opening up a huge segment that went into “Glogli,” and then “Vibyl,” which contained a strong tease of “The Message” by Grandmaster Flash. “Love Don’t Terrorize” followed, before the band finished off set one with “Out of This World” into “Frequencies 2>3”.Set Two started off with a fun take on “Totem.” “118” followed, before “Give and Take” and “F Word” were trotted out. “Forest Hu” was then stretched out with a jam that landed on “Rilly Wut?” STS9 then explored space with “Hubble”, before finishing up the second set with a run from “World Go Round” into “Awesome” into “The Unquestionable Supremacy of Nature”.For the encore, STS9 busted out one of their most beloved songs, “Aimlessly”, which dropped right into “Nautilus” for a few minutes. The band then fell right back into “Aimlessly”, a perfect segue that brought an excellent two nights in Austin to a close.STS9’s next stop is a two-night run at the Aragon Ballroom next weekend, February 3rd and 4th. See below for a full setlist from STS9’s final show at ACL Live, as well as a full video of the second set, courtesy of Heady FlairOnline Video DeliverySTS9 | ACL Live at The Moody Theater | Austin, TX | 1/28/2017Set Two: Common Descent >> Worry No More, Pianoir > Glogli >> Vibyl^>> The Message*% >> Vibyl , Love Don’t Terrorize, Out of This World**>> Frequencies 2>3Set Two: Totem, 118, Give and Take, F Word, Forest Hu >> Rilly Wut?, Hubble, World Go Round$ >Awesome >> The Unquestionable Supremacy of NatureEncore: Aimlessly > Nautilus >> AimlesslySHOW NOTES:^ HHHF tease* Grandmaster Flash% WTDS tease** Frequencies tease$ Modular outro[setlist courtesy of the Church of STS9]last_img read more

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Lotus Announces Thanksgiving And New Year’s Eve Plans

first_imgThe jamtronica juggernauts of Lotus have just announced a handful of dates around Thanksgiving and New Year’s Eve of this year. The group will play two shows the weekend following Thanksgiving with performances at House of Blues in Cleveland, Ohio, on Friday, November 24th, and at Royal Oak Music Theatre in Royal Oak, Michigan, on Saturday, November 25th. Then to close out 2017 in style, the Philadelphia-based group has laid out a three-night run across the East Coast. The run will kick off in Baltimore, Maryland, on December 29th at Ram’s Head Live!, followed by a performance at Buffalo Riverworks in Buffalo, New York, on December 30th. For New Year’s Eve, the group will be posted up in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, for a special show at Stage AE. Tickets for these five new Lotus dates are on sale now for fan pre-sale via Ticketweb.[Photo: Phierce Photo]last_img read more

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The Killers Honor Tom Petty With Joyful “American Girl” At Rock & Roll Hall Of Fame Inductions [Video]

first_imgOn Saturday night, the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame officially welcomed their 2018 induction class at a lavish ceremony at Cleveland’s Public Hall. As always, the night was filled with star-studded performances celebrating the evening’s guests of honor. This year, the Rock Hall inducted Bon Jovi, Dire Straits, The Moody Blues, The Cars, and Nina Simone in addition to “Early Influencer” Sister Rosetta Tharpe.The Killers‘ frontman Brandon Flowers was perviously tapped to give the induction speech for The Cars, one of his biggest early influences. However, he wound up playing a much bigger role in the show than expected, as The Killers opened the ceremony with an un-scheduled performance of Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers‘ “American Girl” (complete with “Free Fallin’” vocal quotes) in honor of the recently-departed rock legend, who himself was inducted into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame in 2002.As Flowers told Rolling Stone, “To pay tribute to Tom Petty who has just done nothing but enrich our lives, and then for me to get to induct the Cars into the Hall of Fame, I mean, this is a hell of a night for me. People don’t realize how New Wave Tom Petty was. You don’t associate him with that movement at all, but a lot of those videos, and even some of the sentiments in the songs and the way that they’re presented were very New Wave. And then he obviously evolved, which, he was so great at that.”Below, you can watch The Killers’ show-opening tribute to Tom Petty at the 2018 Rock & Roll Hall of Fame induction ceremony below:The Killers – “American Girl” (Tom Petty cover) – Rock & Roll Hall of Fame Induction[Video: MarchofTheRashbaum]The Killers are set to headline a number of large-scale festivals this summer, including Boston Calling, BottleRock, Bonnaroo, and Firefly. For a full list of The Killers’ upcoming tour dates, hit the band’s website.[H/T Rolling Stone]last_img read more

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