Ween Plays The Classics For Night Two Of New York City Run [Watch]

first_imgLoad remaining images You can see the full setlist from last night, below:Setlist: Ween at Terminal 5, New York, NY – 4/15/16Set: Transdermal Celebration, Take Me Away, Learnin’ to Love, Big Jilm, Piss Up a Rope, Nan, Mister Richard Smoker, Stroker Ace, Transitions, Buckingham Green, Voodoo Lady, The Argus, I Play It Off Legit, Puerto Rican Power, Gabrielle, Wayne’s Pet Youngin, The Goin’ Gets Tough From the Getgo, Don’t Shit Where You Eat*, The Mollusk*, Stacey*, I Don’t Want to Leave You on the Farm*, Mutilated Lips*, Don’t Sweat It*, Put the Coke on My Dick, Demon Sweat, Ocean Man, Loop de Loop, How High Can You Fly?, Stay Forever, Tick, Papa Zit, Never Squeal> Drums> Improv/Jam> Never SquealEncore: Buenas Tardes Amigo*acoustic[Setlist via Brownbase]Check out a full gallery of images from night one below, courtesy of Chad Anderson: Ween continued their conquest of New York last night, playing their second of three sold-out shows at the Terminal 5 venue in New York, NY. The group carried on with their trend of monster-sized setlists, playing a total of 33 songs throughout the night. When the band brought out with “Transdermal Celebration” to start the show, fans knew they were in the right place.The group played a number of their staples, like “Take Me Away,” “Piss Up A Rope,” “Buckingham Green,” “Gabrielle” and so many more. The band even went acoustic for a six-song run in the middle of the set, stripping down tracks like “Don’t Shit Where You Eat” and “The Mollusk” to a captivated audience. The set ended with a potent rendition of “Never Squeal,” which featured a drum solo and an improv/jam segment to keep the fans on their toes.The show ended with a fond farewell, as the band encored with “Buenas Tardes Amigo.” Watch a handful of videos from the show below:last_img read more

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Bernie Worrell ‘Has Rallied A Bit,’ Wife Urges Fans Not To Say He’s Passed

first_img2016 has been a tough year for fans of Bernie Worrell, as his wife Judie notified fans that the legendary Talking Heads/Parliament Funkadelic keyboardist had been diagnosed with stage four lung cancer. Since then, Worrell’s fight with cancer has been an uphill battle, and yesterday, Judie Worrell told fans in the area to visit and say their last goodbyes.While the statement clearly read that Worrell was alive, many fans spread the word of his passing anyway. Today, Judie has some more uplifting news to share about Worrell’s health condition, saying that the funk legend has been able to sit up at the edge of the bed for the first time in days. She also urged fans “NOT to speculate,” for fear of worrying family and loved ones.Read Judie Worrell’s statement below.In addition to our thoughts and prayers for Bernie Worrell and his loved ones, we want to extend our warmest gratitude to Judie Worrell who has been bravely updating all of Worrell’s fans and followers on this situation. From the bottom of our hearts, thank you.last_img read more

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The Revivalists Announce ‘Strangers In The Bright Lights’ Fall Tour

first_imgThe Revivalists are seriously no strangers to the road. The Men Amongst Mountains are tearing through the U.S. all summer long, making plenty of festival stops including Pleasantville, XPoNential, Vertex, and North Coast Music Festival. The New Orleans-based septet have added sixteen more dates for a full Fall tour, dubbed ‘Strangers in the Bright Lights,’ which will extend from September through November. The Revivalists will make their way through Buffalo, Detroit, and Indianapolis before reaching the homebase of frontman David Shaw for his second annual Big River Get Down, which will also feature solo performances from Shaw, Maggie Koerner, The Marcus King Band, The Wild Feathers, and others. You can read more about the lineup and why Shaw chose to curate this festival over here.David Shaw Unveils Initial Lineup For His Big River Getdown FestivalThe band will also be swooping through the major cities, hitting some of their favorite venues including 9:30 Club in D.C., The Georgia Theatre in Athens, The Music Farm in Charleston, as well as a few exciting appearances on Jam Cruise, Suwannee Hulaween, and the Harvest Jazz & Blues Festival in Canada. Closing out their fall tour at the Playstation Theater in NYC, RevHeads will have plenty to look forward to from these guys.The ‘Strangers in the Bright Lights’ tour have limited pre-sale tickets available now, with the option to add a vinyl package or meet and greet option. General on-sale begins this Friday at 10AM EST. For a full list of dates, venues, and ticket links, head over to the band’s calendar. Check out the full schedule below:last_img read more

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Camp Bisco Reveals Exciting Daily Schedules For Upcoming Festival

first_imgCamp Bisco is right around the corner! The Disco Biscuits festival, recently moved to Montage Mountain in Scranton, PA, will be hitting the grounds from July 14-16, 2016 with three days of non-stop music and ongoing entertainment. With the Biscuits playing a total of six sets throughout the weekend, they’ll be hosting some of the best live jamtronica acts of today.Kicking things off on Thursday, The Disco Biscuits will carry the torch alongside Lotus and a very special BigGrizMatik (Big Gigantic, GRiZ, and Gramatik) collaboration, with performances from Dopapod, Future Rock, Anderson .Paak & The Free Nationals, Snails, Gibbz, and plenty more throughout the night.As if Thursday’s party couldn’t do any better, Friday will impress with another two sets from the Biscuits, as well as top-knotch performances from Odesza, GRiZ, Lettuce, The New Deal, Thundercat, The Polish Ambassador, American Babies, and a whole lot more.Saturday night continues with a whopping three sets from the Disco Biscuits, and performances from STS9, RL Grime, Zeds Dead, Destructo, Sunsquabi, and many show-stopping acts.For tickets and more information, visit the Camp Bisco website. You can view the full lineup in poster below:last_img read more

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Tom Morello and Jon Batiste Will Host Global Citizen Advocacy Concert In NYC

first_imgOn Thursday, September 22nd Global Citizen will hold its “The World On Stage” event at NYU’s Skirball Center for the Performing Arts. The event will feature a number of musicians, comedians, actors, and speakers including recently announced curators Tom Morello (Rage Against the Machine / Prophets of Rage) and The Late Show with Stephen Colbert bandleader Jon Batiste. They two will be joined by the Kenyan Boys Choir, Aloe Blacc & Maya Jupiter, Regina Spektor, Pete Wentz, Forest Whitaker, Belgium Prime Minister Charles Michel, and Maltese Prime Minister Joseph Muscat, among others.According to Rolling Stone, Paul Simon will be presenting the first-ever George Harrison Global Citizen Award to the late Beatles great and humanitarian posthumously at the event. Harrison’s widow, Olivia, and son Dhani will be in attendance to accept the award.Paul Simon will also present the inaugural George Harrison Global Citizen Award to the late Beatle posthumously. Harrison’s deep commitment to promoting world peace and ending poverty reflects the goals of the Global Citizen organization. “When George rallied the music community to respond to a humanitarian crisis, he set an example that artists of all forms of expression have followed to this day,” Olivia said in a statement. “By using his individual talent in an attempt to help others, his legacy mirrors the goals and mission of the Global Citizen movement.”“When George rallied the music community to respond to a humanitarian crisis, he set an example that artists of all forms of expression have followed to this day,” Harrison’s widow Olivia said in a statement. Harrison will accept the award on behalf of her late husband with their son Dhani. “By using his individual talent in an attempt to help others, his legacy mirrors the goals and mission of the Global Citizen movement.”Morello went on to say, ““It’s an honor to be a part of the historic World on Stage event….Music has been, and will continue to be, an important component of the struggle for a more peaceful, just and humane planet. No one knew this better than the great George Harrison.”[via Rolling Stone]last_img read more

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Herbie Hancock Extends Nationwide Tour With Additional Dates In The Fall

first_imgBack in April, Herbie Hancock announced a twelve-date summer tour that would see the incomparable jazz musician performing from coast to coast across August and September of this year, ultimately terminating with performances at California’s Monterey Jazz Festival on September 15th through 17th. Now, Hancock has announced additional dates for this fall tour, extending it well into October.Celebrating Herbie Hancock’s Birthday With His Greatest Works And JamsAfter the Monterey Jazz Festival, Hancock will take a few weeks off before returning to the east coast in the beginning of October with his first performance for the second leg of his tour falling on October 4th at Pennsylvania’s Kimmel Center for the Performing Arts. From there, Hancock will hit dates in Boston, MA, and Brookville, NY,  the following two nights before moving westward. On October 13th, Herbie hits Texas, with a night in Dallas before rounding through Mississippi, Louisiana, Georgia, and South Carolina for the Southern leg of the tour. For the final three dates, Hancock will perform in Milwaukee a night ahead of their tour-closing stop in Chicago at the Symphony Center.You can check out the original tour announcement video as well as the extended list of tour dates below.Herbie Hancock Upcoming Tour Dates08/06 – Red Bank, NJ – Count Basie Theatre08/07 – New York, NY – Beacon Theatre08/08 – Washington, D.C. – Kennedy Center Concert Hall08/10 – St. Louis, MO – Powell Symphony Hall08/12 – Kansas City, MO – Kauffman Center for the Performing Arts – Helberg Hall08/14 – Denver, CO – Denver Botanic Gardens08/16 – Albuquerque, NM – Kiva Auditorium08/17 – Mesa, AZ – Ikeda Theater at Mesa Arts Center08/19 – Stateline, NV – Montbleu Resort Casino08/20 – Salt Lake City, UT – Red Butte Garden Amphitheatre08/23 – Hollywood, CA – Hollywood Bowl09/15 – 09/17 – Monterey, CA – Monterey Jazz Festival10/04 – Philadelphia – The Kimmel Center for the Performing Arts10/05 – Boston – Orpheum Theatre Boston10/06 – Brookville, NY – Tilles Center for the Performing Arts10/13 – Dallas, TX – AT&T PAC Annette Strauss Stage10/14 – Robinsonville, MS – Horseshoe Casino & Hotel Tunica10/15 – New Orleans, LA – Orpheum Theater New Orleans10/17 – Atlanta, GA – Atlanta Symphony Hall10/18 – Charleston, SC – Gaillard Center10/20 – Milwaukee, WI – Pabst / Riverside / Turner Hall10/21 – Chicago, IL – Symphony Centerlast_img read more

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Joey Porter To Lead Snarky Puppy, TAB, Motet Members In Herbie Hancock Tribute At BCA [Interview]

first_img***Tickets Are On Sale Now!***Brooklyn Comes Alive is now offering single day tickets, as well as a ticket payment plan for as low as $30/month. When checking out, just select “Monthly payments with Affirm” as your payment method. To find out more about ticketing, VIP options, and lodging, head to the festival website. On Sunday, September 24th at Brooklyn Comes Alive, some of the most talented musical minds in the modern funk and jam scene will channel the jazz-funk mastery of Herbie Hancock for a one-time-only tribute to the virtuosic keyboardist, composer, and bandleader. Joey Porter (The Motet) will lead the charge from behind the keys, with Snarky Puppy’s 1-2 punch percussion section, Robert “Sput” Searight and Nate Werth, and Motet bassist Garret Sayers rounding out the set’s eye-popping rhythm section. James Casey (Trey Anastasio Band) will complete the tribute’s roster, handling the buttery brass leads that accent many of Hancock’s most well-known compositions.Celebrating Herbie Hancock’s Birthday With His Greatest Compositions And Live Performances [Videos]After getting his start with bebop trumpeter Donald Byrd, Hancock began to make waves in the jazz world when he was specifically recruited by the revered Miles Davis to join what would become his “Second Great Quintet” in 1963. During his time with Davis, and over the course his subsequently decorated solo career, Hancock helped redefine and emphasize the role of the rhythm section in improvised music, helped popularize the use of synthesizers in jazz-fusion, and otherwise influenced virtually all funk, jazz, and jam music that followed.Herbie Hancock Brings Band Of Masters To Albuquerque [Photos]Each of the members of Brooklyn Comes Alive’s “A Tribute to Herbie Hancock” lineup can, to some extent, trace their musical lineage back to Herbie. Snarky Puppy has most directly taken up his mantle with their exploratory, genre-bending musical aesthetic, and Casey helps harness the sonic fearlessness of Hancock’s sound with TAB and his various other acts (like Animus Rexx, also performing at BCA).However, bandleader Joey Porter may be the most directly and personally attuned to Hancock’s undeniable influence–particularly as it pertains to conveying his jazz influence via The Motet’s more straight-funk dance party style. Explains Porter, “For me, Herbie was the best at applying jazz to funk music without sounding too smooth. He has perfect time that allows him to play very syncopated and busy rhythms flawlessly while always staying in the pocket.”Members Of The Motet, Big G, and Kyle Hollingsworth Band Pay Homage To Herbie Hancock In ColoradoIn a 2016 interview with Live For Live Music, Porter recalled an instance where Hancock had a direct effect on The Motet’s music, while recording their 2016 album, Totem, with producer Eric Krasno. As he explained, “Theres this song on the record, which is my tune, called ‘Rippin’ Herb.’ Herbie Hancock is my hero, and my biggest influence. If you listen to the way that I play, it’s easy to tell. And I’m such a fan of him, and wear orange a lot—so a lot of fans in Denver call me ‘Sherbie’ [as in ‘sherbet’]. So we had working titles for all the songs when we went in to record the demos—since we didn’t have any lyrics yet—and this one was just called, like, ‘Joey Herbie’ or something like that. What’s funny is that Krasno actually came up with the final name of the song. ‘Cus when we started talking about the song, I was joking ‘maaann, I’m not doing anything but rippin’ off Herbie.’ And while I’m saying that, I’m smoking a joint in the studio. So Kraz is like, ‘dude, you’re ‘Rippin Herb!’ And boom, there’s the title…Obviously I just meant I was riffing on Herbie’s style, it doesn’t sound like any of his tunes. But it was just too good to pass up—that I was rippin’ herb while I was ‘ripping Herb.’”Watch Herbie Hancock perform his Head Hunters (1973) classic “Watermelon Man” live at Java Jazz Festival in 2012 below, via the JavaJazzFest YouTube:With such a talented, thoroughly knowledgable, and reverent group of musicians taking part in this one-off tribute to Herbie Hancock, it’s sure to be an unforgettable highlight of an incredible weekend of music in Williamsburg at Brooklyn Comes Alive.Inspired by the vibrant musical communities of Brooklyn and New Orleans, Brooklyn Comes Alive will turn three fantastic Williamsburg venues (Brooklyn Bowl, Schimanski, Music Hall of Williamsburg) and the surrounding city streets into a music lover’s game board for two full days on September 23rd and 24th. The unique homegrown event puts the focus on the musicians, curating dream team collaborations, tributes, and artist passion projects for two full days of incredible music both new and old.The 2017 lineup is set to include hand-selected band lineups featuring all-star musicians like John Scofield, George Porter Jr. (The Meters), Vinnie Amico and Al Schnier (moe.), Bernard Purdie, Kofi Burbridge (Tedeschi Trucks Band), Joel Cummins, Ryan Stasik, and Kris Myers (Umphrey’s McGee), Aron Magner and Marc Brownstein (The Disco Biscuits), Mike Greenfield and Jesse Miller (Lotus), Jason Hann (String Cheese Incident), Alan Evans (Soulive), Cyril Neville (Neville Brothers), Henry Butler, Jon Cleary, Reed Mathis (Electric Beethoven), Michael League, Nate Werth, Chris Bullock, Robert “Sput” Searight, and Bob Lanzetti (Snarky Puppy), Jennifer Hartswick and Natalie Cressman (Trey Anastasio Band), and scores of others!last_img read more

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Photos: Governors Ball Brings The 2018 Magic

first_imgLoad remaining images Last weekend marked the eighth installment of the great Governors Ball Music Festival on Randall’s Island Park in New York, NY. The three-day event has become somewhat of a right of passage to the younger generation of music lovers, bringing out high school and college students to see their favorite acts across various genres. The blatantly enormous talent budget also invited live concert enthusiasts of all kinds to join the fun, offering diverse acts from across the musical spectrum.The 2018 Governors Ball had something for everyone. Headlining the event were Eminem, Jack White, Travis Scott, and Yeah Yeah Yeahs. Halsey, N.E.R.D, Khalid, CHVRCHES, The Gaslight Anthem (performing the ’59 sound), Post Malone, Silk City (Diplo + Mark Ronson), and more, are all rounded out the sometimes-sunny-sometimes-cloudy weekend. The full billing included a diverse offering to please anyone’s tastes, including Damian “Jr. Gong” Marley, Cut Copy, Sylvan Esso, Galantis, The Glitch Mob, Dirty Projectors, Margo Price, 2 Chainz, Third Eye Blind, and so much more.With dozens of genre-spanning acts on the lineup, there’s always something for everyone at this year’s Governors Ball. Check out the weekend’s photo gallery below, courtesy of photographer Bahram Foroughi.Governors Ball 2018 | Photos by Bahram Foroughilast_img read more

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Phoenix’s M3F Fest Taps Odesza, Umphrey’s McGee, Lettuce, Empire Of The Sun, & More For 2019

first_imgSince 2004, McDowell Mountain Music Festival (M3F) has been establishing itself as a premier music festival in the Southwest. The event has built this name for itself not only because of the big acts that it draws to Phoenix, Arizona each year, but also because of its commitment to its guiding principles—the 3 C’s: community, culture, and charity. This year, the festival will return to Phoenix’s Hance Park from March 1st through 3rd, and today, the fan-favorite early-spring festival has detailed its initial music lineup.Topping this year’s M3F lineup are Odesza, Empire Of The Sun, Kurt Vile and the Violators, Umphrey’s McGee, Big Wild, Jungle, Lettuce (two sets), Chicano Batman, Margo Price, Marian Hill, Lukas Nelson & Promise Of The Real, Toro Y Moi, The Knocks, Kevin Morby, Opiuo, Twiddle, SunSquabi, Ripe, Maribou State, and more. As in years past, the Phoenix, Arizona festival has curated a truly diverse lineup, drawing on large names from the electronic, jam, indie, and rock genres.However, as a 100% non-profit music festival, McDowell Mountain Music Festival distinguishes itself not only through the talented lineups it repeatedly pulls each year but also because of its humanitarian intentions that resonate throughout the festival. All of the proceeds from the festival are donated to charitable causes. Since its inception, MF3 has raised over a million dollars for local charities and to the benefit of their larger community.Tickets for MF3 Festival are currently on sale and can be purchased at the festival website. Check out the full lineup announcement below.last_img read more

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Charles Bradley Covers Nirvana, Neil Young, & More In Posthumous Album [Listen]

first_imgCharles Bradley was 63 years old when his first full-length album, No Time For Dreaming, was released via Daptone Records in 2011. Despite its title, the old school soul and R&B vocalist had spent much of his life chasing dreams, including his dream of putting out a record and performing for packed audiences night after night. These aspirations were what kept Bradley going during what was often a very difficult journey to stardom. Sadly, Bradley passed away at the age of 68, having relished every moment in the limelight that eluded him for most of his life. While we won’t get to see his infectious smile on stage anymore, his music will always be here for all of us.A month before what would have been his 70th birthday, Daptone and their Dunham Records imprint announced the posthumous release of The Screaming Eagle of Soul’s final album, Black Velvet. Officially released today, Black Velvet features ten previously unreleased tracks, pulled from the recording sessions for Bradley’s three albums, including No Time for Dreaming, 2013’s Victim of Love, and 2016’s Changes.The new album includes covers of Nirvana‘s “Stay Away”, Neil Young‘s “Heart of Gold”, and Rodriguez‘s “Slip Away”, as well as a duet with LaRose Jackson called “Luv Jones”, a full-band take on “Victim of Love”, and more. The album’s title track is an instrumental by Menahan Street Band, for which Bradley never got the chance to record vocals. Listen to the full record below:Charles Bradley – Black Velvetlast_img read more

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