Last night, The Revivalists blew the roof off The Independent for the first of their two-night stand in San Francisco. The show was an even blend of old and new material, with early staples like “Upright,” “When I’m Able,” and “Navigate Below,” as well as new hits “Wish I Knew You,” “It Was A Sin,” and “Need You” off their most recent Men Amongst Mountains album.As per the request of a special birthday girl, celebrating her 60th, the New Orleans band performed a striking cover of “Morning Dew,” a song written by Bonnie Dobson and popularized by the Grateful Dead, for the sold-out crowd. The song debut was fitting for the California night, and thankfully fellow Rev Head Paul Arnaudo shared some footage:The Revivalists return to The Independent tonight, and will continue on their lengthy nationwide tour. Make sure to catch this band on the road; they are not to be missed!Setlist: The Revivalists at The Independent, San Francisco, CA – 3/18/16:Set: Concrete, Stand Up, Wish I Knew You, Need You, Monster, Amber, Elementary, Fade Away, When I’m Able, Navigate Below, Upright, All In The Family, It Was A Sin, FirefliesEncore: Men Amongst Mountains, Morning Dew, Criminal
Beloved Americana group Horseshoes & Hand Grenades want to give you music! The group recently released an album called Middle Western, capturing their infectious string band energy with 16 original tunes. In celebration of the music, the group has offered up a free download of this striking new release.The band made the announcement on Facebook, where they posted the following message:“Let there be songs to fill the air! We’re mighty thankful for all of your support and we’ve decided to make our most recent album “Middle Western” available for free download all week. If you already have it, we’d love if you could pass this link along to some friends. It’s a joy making music for you and we couldn’t be on this journey without your enthusiasm. Thanks friends”You can access the download here, or just stream it all below!<a href=”http://horseshoesandhandgrenades.bandcamp.com/album/middle-western”>Middle Western by Horseshoes & Hand Grenades</a>
After being forced to relocate on Saturday to the Electric Factory due to inclement weather, Ardmore Music Hall‘s Live From The Lot got back to the actual lot on Sunday to continue the festivities. With both Soulive and Snarky Puppy slated to perform (the latter band’s second set of the weekend), both groups decided to trade sit-ins and treat the masses.Snarky Puppy, Revivalists, Marco Benevento & More Take It Live From The Lot [Saturday]The Snarky Puppy Horns along with Karl Denson and Nigel Hall appeared during Soulive & Friends for an explosive, funk-filled set. Check out video below, courtesy of Jamband Lot Shirts:Eric Krasno returned the favor during Snarky Puppy’s set, with the Soulive guitarist joining the Grammy-award winners later on in their set during “Grown Folks”. Watch it all go down below.You can also listen to the entire Snarky Puppy set, via taper opsopcopolis:
Mash-ups are always a fun listen, especially when they include your favorite band. DJ and producer Drastic X did fans of Phish a solid by remixing eighteen members of their lengthy discography with some of Hip-Hop’s greatest hits. While I admit that the DJ’s choice of Phish songs are of the lesser likings compared to the beastly numbers matched by 2Pac, Rick Ross, Snoop Dogg, Dr. Dre, Talib Kweli, Lauryn Hill, and so many more of the timeless voices in Hip-Hop’s greatest hits, the 60-minute mash-up still impresses with distinct entertainment value.I used the opportunity to listen to the mix all the way through while spending time in the gym, and it sure did provide me with some unprecedented energy and motivation. Phish is always a source of inspiration, but when it’s matched with the rhythms of some classic beats, then you have yourself a complete dance party of the mind, body, and soul!Stream the full 60 minutes below, and remember, surrender to the flow:Phish vs. Hip-Hop (Phish-Hop) Tracklist: 1. David Bowie Flow – Talib Kweli & Nas2. Wolfman Got 5 on It – Luniz & Nate Dogg3. Dreamin’ In The Velvet Sea – Notorious B.I.G. & Jay-Z4. Changes Won’t Let Me Lie – 2Pac5. Free Gangstas – Rick Ross, Ice Cube, Dr. Dre, Snoop Dogg6. Birds on Leather – Trick Daddy, P.M., T.I., 8Ball, Twista, Busta Rhymes, Pitbull7. Windy In Miami – 2 Live Crew, Pitbull, Flo Rida, DJ Laz, Casely8. Enjoy Myself In Due Time – Outkast & Cee Lo Green9. Rhymin’ In Alaska – Jadakiss, JT Money, KRS One, LL Cool J10. Terror Squad (Reba Part 1) – Big Pun, Fat Joe, DJ Khaled, N.O.R.E.11. White Girl (Reba Part 2) – UGK (Pimp C & Bun B)12. Sweet Ones – Guru, Big L, Rakim, Eminem, DJ Obscene13. Break It Down Reggae Woman – Trina, Kanye West, Lil Kim14. Stash Stash Y’all – Scarface, Q-Tip, Lauryn Hill, Common15. G Party Time – M.O.P. & Lil Wayne16. Meat Stylee – Boomzini Hit Crew (BHC) & Ghostwridah17. Changes Won’t Let Me Lie (Organic Version) (Clean) – 2Pac18. Wolfman Got 5 on It (Extended Version Clean) – Luniz, Redman, Method Man, Nate Dogg
It isn’t everyday that a foreign based electro-jamband rolls through your neighborhood. Currently G-Nome Project, a band that hails from Israel, is in the middle of an Eastern and Midwest tour dubbed Another One Bites the Crust, and anybody who made it out to the Chicago stop last night was treated with an amazing concert.Opening for them was Chachuba, a Chicago based band that played their version electronic, funk, and trance. They did a good job as an opener.G-Nome Project was the headliner, and they took their role as such with proper musicianship. As an unfamiliar listener, it was easy to get lost in the music, and that was a good thing. Besides hearing a fantastic “Shakedown Street,” a “California Love” rap, and the very recognizable wedding theme, the concert was all an unknown adventure. However, they had brought along a familiar face, Marcus Rezak of the Stratosphere All-Stars and Digital Tape Machine, to add some depth on guitar. He fit in perfectly with the group and played as if he were a fifth member.All in all it was a fantastic concert. If these Israelis come to your city, don’t miss them!Check out a full gallery of Ojeda Photography‘s images below. Load remaining images
When Questlove isn’t playing drums with The Roots or acting as band leader on The Tonight Show, he is touring the world as an accomplished and fun DJ. He can often be found at at Brooklyn Bowl delivering his weekly “Bowl Train” series, where he has performed incredible themed DJ sets based on the careers of Prince, Stevie Wonder, Michael Jackson, A Tribe Called Quest, and a slew of other icons. He is special talent that has a great ear for music and really understands many genres, and how to make them work together.All of this should be very exciting to residents of New Orleans, since Questlove recently announced that he is bringing his DJ skills to New Orleans for a set at the famed venue Tipitina’s. The set will serve as an unofficial late-night party for Voodoo Music + Arts Experience, which takes place Oct. 28th-30th in City Park. The show is billed for 1:00am on Friday, October 28th (technically early morning on the 29th).Tickets for Questlove’s DJ set at Tipitina’s can be found here starting 10am this Friday, September 23rd.
There are over thirty million songs on the streaming service Spotify, with more and more added each day. While some well-known songs rack up millions of listens, there are also millions of songs that have never or only partially streamed by users. Last week, a Reddit thread brought to our attention an old and underused feature of the streaming service Spotify called Forgotify, which seeks to change that one song at a time. The Spotify offshoot was developed back in 2014, but three years later, it’s still as cool as ever. Forgotify compiles a database of all the songs with zero plays on Spotify (which the site said numbered in at around four million back in 2014) and then lets listeners take a listen to these unheard tracks. As the creators of Forgotify — Lane Jordan, J Hausmann, Nate Gagnon — state on the site’s website, “We were . . . shocked to learn that millions of Spotify songs had been played only partially or never at all. A musical travesty, really. So we set out to give these neglected songs another way to reach your earholes, and Forgotify was born.”Spotify Teams With Accuweather To Generate Playlists Based On The Weather Near YouIt’s beyond cool to get a reminder of the vast array of music that exists out in the world, and Forgotify makes that beyond apparent. The first few tracks offered to me were a chapter from a self-help audiobook, a big-band rendition of the Washington & Lee fight song, and an unmastered track from an unsearchable artist dubbed “Home Recording Project” off their aptly named album, Home Recordings. With many of the tracks that pop-up on Forgotify, it’s pretty easy to connect the dots as to why the songs are unheard. Many of the tracks it pulls are frequently fairly esoteric, often pulling recordings of classical works or songs from the early 20th century whose listenership may not be a tech-savvy and more content sticking to CDs. While some of the songs may not be right up your alley immediately, with patience, you do find some hidden gems that may whet your musical palette. You can check out the website for yourself here, and with any luck, maybe you’ll encounter a new favorite tune or two.
Last night, fans of one-of-a-kind rock outfit Ween were treated to a very special performance at Bend, Oregon’s Les Schwab Amphitheater. The show marked the second night of their summer tour, following a run of spring shows ending in early June. To open the show, the band performed their fan-favorite (and Deaner-favorite) 1997 album The Mollusk in its entirety, breaking out a pair of long-lost tunes in the process. “Cold Blows The Wind” got its first full-Ween treatment since 8/4/03 in Portland, ME and “It’s Gonna Be (Alright)” made its first appearance for the band since 5/17/98 at Denver’s Ogden Theatre.Once they rounded out The Mollusk‘s track list with “She Wanted To Leave,” Ween continued the party with an extensive selection of gems from the rest of their sizable catalogue, including “Take Me Away,” “Boy’s Club,” “The Grobe,” The Stallion pt. 1,” “Roses Are Free,” “Bananas and Blow,” “Pumpin 4 The Man” (with Dean Ween on vocals) “Sweet Texas Fire,” “The HIV Song,” Buenas Tardes Amigo,” “I’m In The Mood To Move,” “Pork Roll Egg and Cheese,” and more, before wrapping up with an “Even If You Don’t” set closer, forgoing an encore break to play for every minute that the curfew allowed.Thanks to YouTube user monihampton, you can watch fan-shot footage below taken from backstage at Ween’s Bend, OR performance:“Blarney Stone”“It’s Gonna Be (Alright)”“Cold Blows The Wind”“Pumpin’ 4 The Man”“Sweet Texas Fire”“I’m In The Mood To Move”Up next for ween is a performance tonight at Seattle’s Maymoor Park before the band heads to Colorado for a sold-out three-night run including a show at Red Rocks and two at the Ogden. For a full list of upcoming Ween dates, head to the band’s website.[Cover photo via Dave DeCrescente]SETLIST: Ween | Les Schwab Amphitheater | Bend, OR | 7/1/17I’m Dancing in the Show Tonight, The Mollusk, Polka Dot Tail, I’ll Be Your Jonny on the Spot, Mutilated Lips, The Blarney Stone, It’s Gonna Be (Alright), The Golden Eel, Cold Blows the Wind, Pink Eye (On My Leg), Waving My Dick in the Wind, Buckingham Green, Ocean Man, She Wanted to Leave, Take Me Away, Boy’s Club, The Grobe, The Stallion pt 1, Roses Are Free, Black Magic Woman (tease), Bananas and Blow, Learnin’ to Love, Pumpin’ 4 the Man, Sweet Texas Fire, The HIV Song, Don’t Sweat It, Buenas Tardes Amigo, I’m in the Mood to Move, Pork Roll Egg and Cheese, Your Party, Even If You Don’t
The saying “Never Miss A Sunday Show” rang truer than ever last night, as The String Cheese Incident put on an absolute clinic at Red Rocks Amphitheatre. The third and final night of their annual run witnessed the Colorado-based group pull out all the stops as their “Mission: Impossible” to blow our minds was most definitely accomplished, and with plenty of flare at that.String Cheese Incident Busts Out “Parker’s Blues” After 13 Years During First Night Of Red Rocks RunThe String Cheese Incident Proves The Mission Is Not Impossible At Red Rocks Night 2Back in April, SCI announced that any fan who purchased their latest release, Believe, via Pledge Music, would be able to help design a setlist from 63-hand-picked songs, of both new and “aged” Cheese. Last night’s first set would bear witness to some fabled classics, such as a “100 Year Flood” show opener (the first one since 1/1/16), which led into “Can’t Wait Another Day.” “Resume Man,” which made its debut back in 1996 and officially on 1997’s Born on the Wrong Planet, put plenty of smiles on the hometown crowd’s faces, as the band from Crested Butte channeled their old-school bluegrass leanings with Michael Kang on the fiddle and Keith Mosley singing with a touch of twang in his voice.“Galactic > Don’t Say” led into “Shine,” and at this point, the spaceship started to lift well off the ground into the stratosphere. The duo of Michael Travis and Jason Hann on drums and percussion, respectively, always seem to be so on point, allowing for the rest of the band to go off on their own tangent’s while always finding their way back to the centerpiece of any song in the band’s catalog. “Shine” segued right into a set-closing “Texas,” taking us all on a brief little trip down to Dixieland to find a little trouble.For set break, the audience was treated to a short set of stand-up from comedian Josh Blue, who was voted the Last Comic Standing on NBC’s show of the same name back in 2006. Not a typical occurrence at many concerts, this was certainly a treat that would actually be a much more welcome addition to shows in the future. If you get a chance to catch Blue perform his self-deprecating humor, do it, he is hilarious, and definitely kept the flow going on this particular evening.The final set of the weekend was nothing short of sheer genius, as Cheese was firing on all cylinders. It was clear from the beginning notes of “Rivertrance” that the jokes ended when Josh Blue stepped off the stage, as Kang, Nershi, Moseley, Hollingsworth, Travis, and Hann were all business. As the entire tribe got down to the traditional number with that SCI flare, it was clear that the band was locked and fully loaded. Things got super funky on a Kyle-led “Dirk,” and opener Tyler Grant of The Grant Farm joined on “Get Tight.”This show was a dream setlist for any true Cheese fan, and while it’s difficult to pick one song of the night, “Little Hands” might have to take home the prize. With both Kang and Nershi displaying beautiful interplay between one another, and Kyle taking a divine solo, the song displays everything that The String Cheese Incident is about. It was stunning, graceful, and nothing short of heavenly.“Born On The Wrong Planet” followed, and at this juncture it became difficult to put just how perfect of a night this was into words. A monster “Rollover” sandwich put the finishing touches on the second set, with “Soul Shakedown Party” providing a little extra meat in the middle of it. As if the night couldn’t get any better, for what would be the first of two encores, Andy Hall and Chris Pandolfi of The Infamous Stringdusters joined for one of the best “Black Clouds” in recent history. “The Infamous Incident” became official, and will hopefully happen again at some point in the near future. Tyler Grant once again joined SCI on stage for a cover of The Grateful Dead‘s “Brown Eyed Women,” with everyone in attendance singing their hearts out. Photo: Bill McAlaine When the band came back out for a second encore, one would have thought a simple, light number would end the weekend, but the gentlemen of Cheese decided to put one hell of an exclamation point on things, and threw down a rocking “Rosie,” as if to pull every last bit of energy out of the Red Rocks faithful. And if that was the goal, then nothing else needs to be said then Mission Accomplished.In addition to their upcoming festival appearances, Cheese announced plans for multi-night runs over Thanksgiving and New Year’s Eve. The String Cheese Incident | Red Rocks | Morrison, CO | 7/23/17 | Photos by Bill McAlaine Setlist: The String Cheese Incident | Red Rocks | Morrison, CO | 7/23/17S1: 100 Year Flood > Can’t Wait Another Day, Indian Creek, Resume Man, Galactic > Don’t Say > Shine > TexasSet Break: Josh Blue standup comedyS2: Rivertrance, Dirk, Get Tight^, Little Hands, Born On The Wrong Planet, Rollover > Soul Shakedown Party > RolloverE: Black Clouds#, Brown Eyed Women^E2: Rosie^ = w / Tyler Grant (The Grant Farm)# = w/ Andy Hall & Chris Pandolfi (The Infamous Stringdusters)Full gallery below by Bill McAlaine. Load remaining images
Buffalo Iron Works, Lockhouse Distillery & Bar, and Sunbeam Entertainment have teamed up for the second annual Cobblestone Live! Music and Arts Festival. Conveniently located in the heart of the Historic Cobblestone District in downtown Buffalo, the festival will take place on July 27 & 28, 2018. Headlining the event are Brocken Social Scene, The Sheepdogs, and Turkuaz, along with two sets from Aqueous, and Chicano Batman. Also joining the lineup are Golf Clap and Andy Frasco and the UN, as well as a Michelangelo Carruba Super Jam, featuring members of Turkuaz, Aqueous, and more. Ratboys, Dynamo, Madaila, Workingman’s Dead, and many more will complete the weekend experience.There will be three stages located throughout the Cobblestone District featuring over 30 artists and bands, local food trucks and vendors, VIP accommodations, and a festival drink menu from Lockhouse Distillery & Bar and Buffalo Iron Works. See the full lineup below, and head to the festival’s website for more information.