Live electro-funk duo The Floozies are taking over! As the Brothers Hill gear up for a huge Webster Hall NYC play tonight, the guys will be documenting their adventures around town and behind the scenes via Live for Live Music’s Instagram account.Word has it there just might be a surprise superjam going down tonight. We highly recommend you tune in for clues as to who might show up!Follow along at @LiveForLiveMusic on Instagram for the official #FlooziesTakeover starting today! In the meantime, listen to The Floozies’ sexy new single “Granola Jones” off their brand new EP.
Last night marked the first Phish show in over five months, and it was truly a scorcher. The band played a number of bust outs throughout the night, treating fans to breakout versions of songs like The Beatles’ “Dear Prudence” and Velvet Underground’s “I Found A Reason.” It seemed that the theme of the evening was “new,” as the band treated fans to new versions of familiar songs, and featured a brand new lighting rig on stage.Phish Busts Out Long-Lost Beatles, Velvet Underground Tunes In Tour Opener [Full Recap/Videos]It seems that the lights and music weren’t the only new things on stage, as drummer Jon Fishman sported something new of his own. While Fishman usually wears a muumuu with red donuts, last night’s outfit featured red outlines of Bernie Sanders’ head. For real, though.It’s no surprise, considering Fishman’s staunch support for Bernie Sanders through his primary campaign. Maybe Bernie will sit-in on tour this summer…Check out a full gallery from last night’s show courtesy of Ojeda Photography. Load remaining images
Last Friday, the Tedeschi Trucks Band brought their famed Wheels Of Soul tour to the beautiful Red Rocks Amphitheatre in Morrison, CO. Tedeschi Trucks has been out on tour with Los Lobos and North Mississippi Allstars, putting on incredible performances on the regular. The magic of TTB was only amplified by the outdoor venue, and special guest sit-ins from members of the both bands throughout the night.Thanks to taper Chuck Miller, we can share full audio from this great show. Tune in below!
This past weekend Charleston, SC based Phish tribute Runaway Gin made their long awaited Big Apple debut to rave reviews. In the 3rd show of their pre-Thanksgiving run, the rigorously touring Phish tribute introduced Manhattan to both the slow and funky “Llama” (as played at Mann in 2016 and Raleigh in 2015) and “Camel Walk” with the beat from “Honky Tonk Women” (similar to Phish’s version with the “Low Rider” beat from a Dick’s 2016 soundcheck.)In a seeming nod to the Hampton 1998 Phish run played 18 years before almost to the date, Runaway Gin opened the Highline Ballroom show in the same fashion with Gary Glitter’s “Rock and Roll (pt. 2)” hyping the crowd into a frenzy for the phan favorite “Tweezer” which followed. “Tweezer” quickly went type 2 and out popped a surprise “Sneakin’ Sally Through the Alley” which quickly went off the rails into a neo-psychedelic jam space.Watch the “Tweezer” > “Sneaking Sally In The Alley” video below, courtesy of LazyLightning55a.Next RG pummeled into a fiery “Axilla (pt. 1)” in honor of Graig Adler (@FurryThug)’s Birthday followed by the juggeranaut compostion “Reba” which was then followed by a shreddy “Maze” with some whistling over the intro reminiscent of the Darien Lake 1993 version. Unlike the Darien Lake version however – Runaway Gin returned to tag Reba after “Maze”. To end the set RG played a psychedelic and funky jammed out Tube followed by a searing Good Times Bad Times which featured some backwards guitar playing from guitarist Andy Greenberg.Watch the band take on “Maze,” courtesy of LazyLightning55a.Set two opened with a rare combo of “Wolfman’s Brother” -> “Cities” which in response to a cardboard Llama head cut out in the crowd cleanly segued into a slow funky version of “Llama”. Next Runaway Gin played another song absent from 2016 Fall Tour – the ubiquitously requested “You Enjoy Myself”. YEM led into a vocal jam per usual which quickly gave way to “Twist” which transitioned into “Carini” and finally morphed into “Tweezer Reprise” to end the set.In rare form Runaway Gin reemerged to thunderous applause for a four song encore consisting of a surprising “Camel Walk” with the beat from “Honky Tonk Woman”, a cover of Ween’s “Roses are Free” fused deftly into the Phish classic “Lizards”, and finally Phish’s hyper-speed rendition of bluegrass classic “Uncle Pen”.Setlist: Runaway Gin at Highline Ballroom, New York, NY – 11/19/16Set I: Rock and Roll (pt. 2) > Tweezer -> Sneakin’ Sally Through the Alley -> Axilla (pt.1)$, Reba -> Maze* > Reba, Tube > Good Times Bad TimesSet II: Wolfman’s Brother -> Cities -> Llama^, You Enjoy Myself -> Twist -> Carini > Tweezer RepriseE: Camel Walk&, Roses are Free -> Lizards, Uncle Pen$dedicated to Graig Adler *w/ whistling over intro ^slow and funky &w/ beat from Honky Tonk Women
As the rains came down inside Madison Square Garden, one fan of Phish apparently couldn’t keep it together. According to a report in the New York Daily News, 40-year-old fan Scott Zaleski apparently blacked out at the concert, and caused some havoc in Times Square after the show.Zaleski reportedly tried to steal the gun off of three police offices stationed in Times Square, near 36th and Broadway. He also apparently kicked another officer in the shoulder as he was being ushered into a police car, and thus is being charged with attempted robbery and assault after the incident.His lawyer, Robert Kelly, said, “He had no intention of causing harm to anyone and apologizes to the NYPD… He feels terrible, embarrassed, he had no recollection.” Zaleski was released on his own recognizance after the incident, and was taken to Bellevue Hospital for a psychological evaluation.If you’re going to take drugs at a Phish show, maybe don’t attack the police afterwards…
On Friday night, upstart New Haven four-piece Eggy made their way to The Knitting Factory for their first-ever show in Brooklyn, NY with support from the Takenori Quartet. Just after 1am, Jake Brownstein (guitar), Dani Battat (keys), Michael Goodman (bass), and Alex Bailey (drums) took the stage and tore through nearly two hours of complex compositions, skilled improvisation, and hot takes on sing-along covers (Steve Miller Band‘s “Jet Airliner” and The Kinks‘ “Lola”).Check out high-quality video of Eggy performing “Hux (Wit It)” at The Knitting Factory below, courtesy of Adam Soltis:Setlist: Eggy | The Knitting Factory | Brooklyn, NY | 1/13/17Golden Gate Dancer, Hux (Wit It) ^^, Jet Airliner *, One More Dance ^, Graceless, Lola **, Figure It Out, Ricky GervaisNotes: ^^ Contained “It’s Ice” (Phish) tease, * Steve Miller Band cover, ^Second time played, ** The Kinks coverNext up for Eggy is a performance with Goose at Garcia‘s in Port Chester, NY on January 28th. You can also catch them at Hartford, CT’s Arch Street Tavern with SchwizZ on February 10th, Providence, RI’s Alchemy on February 22nd, and BRYAC in Black Rock, CT on February 25th.
2016 was one of the most upsetting years on record, as we lost so many amazing artists over the course of twelve months. Of course, New Orleans is the perfect place to pay tribute to these artists, and Jazz Fest is the perfect time. As part of this year’s Late-Nite After Jazz Fest Series at The Howlin’ Wolf, members of Turkuaz and The Motet will team up for a special “Fu*k 2016: A Funky Tribute To Musicians We Lost” on Sunday, April 30th. As support to the Tribute, RumpleSTEELskin with members of The Revivalists will open up the evening, and The London Souls will close the night out..The “Fu*k 2016” tribute will explore the musical gifts of all the amazing artists we lost last year, such as Prince, David Bowie, George Michael, Maurice White, Leonard Cohen, Bernie Worrell, Phife Dawg, and the list goes on. While we’re glad the year is over, it’s time to look back and celebrate these wonderful artists.Craig Brodhead, Shira Elias, and Michelangelo Carubba of Turkuaz will collaborate with Joey Porter, Garrett Sayers, and Lyle Divinsky of The Motet to perform what is sure to be an incredibly funky tribute to the iconic musicians that left us last year. Special guests Khris Royal, Maurice “Mobetta” Brown, Steveland Swatkins, D.J. Williams and Danny Mayer will also be on hand for the very special night.Tickets for this special late-night performance are on sale right here.– SHOW INFO –Fu*k 2016: A Tribute To Musicians We Lost ft. members of Turkuaz + The Motet plus special guests Khris Royal, Maurice “Mobetta” Brown, Steveland Swatkins, D.J. Williams & Danny Mayer w/ RumpleSTEELskin & The London Souls Venue: Howlin’ Wolf – 907 S. Peters Street – New Orleans, LA 70130Date: Sunday – April 30th, 2017, 12 AMPrice: $25adv / $35dosAges: 18+Tickets: Click Here If you’ll be down in New Orleans for Jazz Fest this year, don’t miss out on all of the awesome late night music options taking place across the city. Learn more about all of the amazing music you can catch at this link.
Photo: Dave Vann Bitches Bloom | Blue Nile | NOLA | 5/2/2017 | Photo: Dave Vann Load remaining images In the week in between the first and second weekend of New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival, the city doesn’t take too much of a break, continuing to host countless shows each night that take advantage of the world-class musicians who flock there each spring and that feature enviable collaborations and sit-ins. While these days between (“Daze Between”) officially came to a close yesterday with the dozens of performances that took over the Fairgrounds—including performances by Widespread Panic, George Porter Jr., and the supergroup Voice of the Wetlands, featuring Tab Benoit, Anders Osbourne, Waylon Thibodeaux, Johnny Sansone, George Porter Jr., and Joh—the city has been in full Jazz Fest mode for a week now with no plans of slowing.Jazz Fest Round Two Kicks Off With Widespread Panic And George Porter, Jr. [Photos]As just a sampling of what New Orleans has been offering to locals and out-of-towners who are currently swarming the city, we’ll run you through a handful. On Tuesday, May 2nd, Bitches Bloom, a tribute to Miles Davis featuring Lettuce’s Eric Benny Bloom, Nigel Hall, Adam Deitch, Ryan Zoidis and Adam “Shmeeans” Smirnoff took over the Blue Nile, while across the way at One Eyed Jacks, The Whip! featuring Pimps of Joytime’s Brian J, Greyboy All Stars Robert Walter, and Les Claypool’s Mike Dillon went full force late into the night.Wednesday saw an early performance by John Medeski and Johnny Vidacovich at the Maple Leaf, leaving folks time to head over to Megalomaniacs Ball at the Howlin’ Wolf, which featured the Mike Dillon Band and special guest Dean Ween. Then, Thursday, following the second weekend’s inaugural day this year, Marco Benevento and funk all-stars Lettuce hit the Joy Theatre, putting on a raucous show for attendees to truly in-gear for the rest of the weekend. Check out photos from these performances this week below, courtesy of Dave Vann. Lettuce | Joy Theatre | NOLA | 5/4/2017 | Photo: Dave Vann Load remaining images Medeski | Mapleleaf | NOLA | 5/3/2017 | Photo: Dave Vann The Whip | One Eyed Jacks | NOLA | 5/2/2017 | Photo: Dave Vann Load remaining images Load remaining images Load remaining images Dean Ween & Mike Dillon | Howlin’ Wolf | NOLA | 5/3/2017 | Photo: Dave Vann Marco Benevento | Joy Theatre | NOLA | 5/4/2017 | Photo: Dave Vann Load remaining images
Baltimore funk-jam four-piece Pigeons Playing Ping Pong is on a roll. The band recently completed an incredible two-night run last weekend with Papadosio at Covington, KY’s Madison Theater for Resonance Reconstructed. This weekend, guitarist/vocalist Scrambled Greg, guitarist Jeremy Schon, bassist Ben Carrey, and drummer Alex Petropulos (as well as “fifth Beatle” lighting designer Manny Newman) will host their annual home-grown festival, Domefest, set to take place at Fort Riverdale Farm in Bedford, PA from Thursday, May 18th – Saturday, May 20th.As they prepare for the 2017 edition of Domefest (featuring The Main Squeeze, Consider The Source, Aqueous, The Fritz and more, as well as a Scrambled Greg solo set), the band has released a pro-shot video of “Somethin For Ya” from their performance at the Boulder Theatre in Boulder, CO this past January during their nationwide “DopaPong” tour with Boston-based jam favorites Dopapod. Check it out below:Pigeons have covered a lot of ground in a relatively short time, going from playing small local shows in Baltimore, to hosting their own festival and touring nationwide, to earning spots at top-tier events like Lockn’ Festival and Jam Cruise in just a few short years. A few weeks ago, the band released a clip featuring baby-faced (and short-haired) Scrambled Greg and Jeremy Schon covering Michael Jackson‘s “Billy Jean” at the first show they ever played together as “Pigeons Playing Ping Pong” in 2007. You can watch the clip below, via the band’s YouTube page:For more information on the upcoming Domefest, or to purchase tickets to the event, head to the festival’s website.For a full list of upcoming Pigeons Playing Ping Pong dates, head to the band’s website.[Cover photo via Phierce Photo by Keith Griner]
Load remaining images Photo: Dave Vann Load remaining images Perhaps the most talked-about, star-studded late-night shows during the two week Jazz Fest-ivities was Wednesday night’s “Daze Between Band.” The mid-week show, led by Eric Krasno (Soulive/Lettuce), took One Eyed Jacks by storm with a jam-packed lineup that included Oteil Burbridge (Dead & Company), Duane Trucks (Widespread Panic), Danny Louis (Gov’t Mule), Scott Metzger (Joe Russo’s Almost Dead), Ike Stubblefield, Lyle Divinsky (The Motet), Nate Werth (Snarky Puppy), Rashawn Ross (Dave Matthews Band), and D Vibes (Eric Krasno Band).Originally, Krasno had planned for the musical direction to honor the memory of the late Butch Trucks, who died early this year. However, with the passing of the legendary Col. Bruce Hampton on the previous Monday, the show found its emotional impetus significantly magnified. This brought fellow collaborators Jeff Sipe (Aquarium Rescue Unit) and Warren Haynes (Allman Brothers Band) to the scene with heavy hearts, but ready for some seriously spiritual musical healing.A Tribute To Butch Trucks On His 70th Birthday, With Thoughts On Col. Bruce HamptonThe night quickly transformed into a tribute to both Butch Trucks and Colonel Bruce Hampton, with the music of the Allman Brothers Band and the Grateful Dead to lead the way. All those in attendance could feel the magnitude of the emotions projected from the stage, and returned an inimitable energy to help heal the wounds of those affected by two great losses. On this night, music was the answer.Stranger Than Fiction: The Cosmic Curtain Call Of Col. Bruce HamptonThe first set opened with two Allman Brothers classics, “Trouble No More” and”Dreams,” followed by the Dead’s “Mr. Charlie.” From there, Warren Haynes joined the all-star lineup for a ripping performance of “Scarlett Begonias > Fire On The Mountain,” into “Whipping Post” and “Mountain Jam” to close the set.The second set opened with the Dead’s “West LA Fadeaway,” into ABB’s “Hot ‘Lanta.” Oteil Burbridge was certainly within his element, as the former bassist of the Allman Brothers and the current for Dead & Company, leading the way for “Eyes of the World” and “Elizabeth Reed.”Oteil Burbridge Pens Touching Tribute To His Musical Mentor, The Late Col. Bruce Hampton“Sugaree” turned into a triumphant “Lovelight,” which of course was the song that featured Haynes, Sipe, and Trucks on the stage at Col. Bruce’s final performance only a few days prior. Emotions ran high, matching the cosmic certainties that were lifted with the passing of Hampton during his final bow.The band returned to the stage, turning close to 5AM, for a “Hey Pocky Way” encore.Videographer John Peckham was on site with a multi-cam setup, plugged into the soundboard. You can enjoy the full performance below:Trouble No More, Dreams, Mr. Charlie, Scarlett Begonias, Fire On The MountainWhipping Post, Mountain Jam, West LA Fadeaway, Hot ‘Lanta, Eyes Of The World, Elizabeth Reed, Sugaree, Lovelight, Hey Pocky WayYou can also enjoy the full show below with audio provided by nolamule:Setlist: Daze Between Band | One Eyed Jacks | New Orleans, LA | 5/3/17I: Trouble No More, Dreams, Mr. Charlie, Scarlett Begonias, Fire On The Mountain, Whipping Post, Mountain JamII: West LA Fadeaway, Hot ‘Lanta, Eyes Of The World, Elizabeth Reed, Sugaree, LovelightE: Hey Pocky WayEnjoy the galleries below, courtesy of Chad Anderson, Dave Vann, and Josh Timmermans. Load remaining images