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Watch Nigel Hall, Big D, Jon Cleary & More Get Down And Dirty At NOLA Crawfish Fest

first_imgThe NOLA Crawfish Festival took things to another level on its final day, putting together a pair of super jams with some of New Orleans’ finest. Of the many musical highlights of the three day festival, the MVP supergroup laid down some seriously funky stuff at the NOLA Brewery.The set featured dueling organists Jon Cleary and Nigel Hall laying down thick slabs of sound, while drummer Raymond Weber and bassist Tony Hall (Dumpstaphunk) kept the show grounded, and funky guitarist Derwin “Big D” Perkins cut through it all with a slinky, bluesy tone. Drawing on classic tunes and their own considerable catalogs, the five funksters had no shortage of material to work with and plenty of springboards for epic jams.Our own Rex Thomson was on hand to film the fun, and he’s happy to share some of the highest highs and funkiest lows from this incredible set of music. Enjoy!“Superman Lover” (Johnny Guitar Watson cover) “Night People” (Lee Dorsey cover)“Sometimes I Wonder” (Jon Cleary cover)Stay tuned for more great footage from NOLA Crawfish!last_img read more


Bonnaroo Kicks Off With Stellar Sets From Vulfpeck, Con Brio, Papadosio & More

first_imgThe London Souls VulfpeckA full gallery of images can be seen below: The 15th annual Bonnaroo Music & Arts Festival opened yesterday, welcoming tens of thousands of eager music fans back to the farm for a day of sunny skies, awesome music and our first look at the new permanent bathrooms. On the stages there were incredible sets from Vulfpeck, Papadosio, The London Souls, Con Brio, The Floozies and “Play Your Way In” contest winners Roots Of A Rebellion with dozens of other bands, comedy acts and more to start the party with a bang!Bonnaroo is rumored to have a much smaller audience this year, with estimated attendance hovering around ~50,000. The smaller population welcomes an intimacy that checks out for all attendees looking to navigate a more manageable festival. Having this extra space has allowed for fans to venture toward the stages of more up-and-coming bands, like Con Brio, Vulfpeck (watch their full set here), and The London Souls; but the band who probably made the most breakthrough impact was The Floozies, who played a raging headlining set to a wild, high energy crowd at This Tent.Other notable sets came from Børns, who played a rocking version of Arcade Fire‘s “Rebellion Lies”, and a mesmerizing version of David Bowie‘s “Heroes,” as well as Marian Hill, who kept the downtempo, glitchy electronic beats in tune with a live saxophone, keeping everyone on their feet and in the groove. Part of the glory of Bonnaroo is experiencing these artists, who are otherwise unassociated with the jam scene, and accepting the diverse nature of contemporary music. The farm is a magical place, one that just keeps giving back to the minds who are willing to be open.In true Roo fashion, GRiZ played a funky surprise 2AM set at the Kalliope Stage, followed by the electronic grooves of Cashmere Cat. With tunes going until the odd hours of the night, it’s safe to say that the sunny skies and the infectious vibes of Bonnaroo’s Thursday was a complete success. We’ll have lots more coverage of the festival as it progresses, but for now check out a few shots here a full gallery of photos from our own Rex Thomson below!Con Brio Load remaining images Roots Of A Rebellion Lolawulf Papadosiolast_img read more


Justice Releases ‘Safe and Sound’, First New Track In Five Years

first_img[story via Pitchfork – photo via TenementTV] It has been five long years since French electronic duo Justice have released new original material, but that wait is finally over. The duo of Gaspard Michel Andre Augé and Xavier de Rosnay have released their latest track “Safe and Sound“, which debuted at the Ed Banger House Party at the Sónar 2016 Music Festival back in June, during Pedro Winter’s (aka Busy P) DJ set.The duo has kept a fairly low profile since releasing Audio, Video, Disco back in 2011, with the subsequent tour in support of the album. With rare appearances at festival such as Coachella, Osheaga, Outside Lands and New Orleans’ Voodoo Experience, as well as the release of their live album Access All Arenas in 2013, Justice has been relatively quiet.It looks like things are about to change, as Paris and London-based independent record label Because Music revealed that the group is currently in the process of signing record release documents, making a potential release imminent. Busy P also revealed that the group was working on new material back in March, stating “they are locked in the studio every day”, via Tenement TV.In the meantime, listen to the the latest Justice track, which features some funky slap bass, along with string and choral arrangements.last_img read more


The 15th Annual Northwest String Summit Provided Music And Magic For All

first_imgFor a full gallery of Rex Thomson’s photos from the Northwest String Summit, check out the gallery below: Yonder Mountain String Band has become the institution it is for a variety of reasons. First and foremost, naturally, is the music. Playing a brand of take-no-prisoners aggression that followed in the likes of John Hartford, The New Grass Revival and of course, Leftover Salmon, won them a legion of adherents that saw them as a bridge between the staid bluegrass of the previous generations and the spirit of the new. But that wasn’t all that got them there. It takes a village it’s said, but it Yonder’s case it took Kinfolk. With a laid back atmosphere and a cap of three thousand attendees, the Northwest String Summit has made a name for itself as one of the most kid friendly festival in the country. A robust children’s area, in addition to the natural splendor, features a lake, paddle boats, numerous trails and fields to run wild in Horning’s Hideout. It is the perfect place for families to enjoy some fun in the sun and dancing in the dirt together. This year, the Kids Parade brought all the little ones in attendance together to come down and enjoy the set by MarchFourth!, quite possibly THE most perfect band to please all ages. After returning to the concert bowl all smiles and positive vibrations, the crowd was treated to a volatile set of spitfire bluegrass by the Steep Canyon Rangers, with fiddler Nicky Sanders leading the way with some fierce and fleet fingerings.Onto this primed powder keg of party potential, a final match was tossed, transforming the weekend into a blazing inferno of the heart of festival spirits himself, Vince Herman and Leftover Salmon. Pastor Tim brought Salmon to the stage, rightly giving them their due as forerunners and trailblazers. Leftover played their usual high energy set, with the crackling ball of energy incarnate that is Vince Herman bouncing around the stage, and welcoming out Larry Keel and Steep Canyon’s Sander’s for a good old-fashioned pickin’ party. Load remaining images As often happens when this many friends and like minded people gather, love can fill the air. Ali and Casey of Feather Flies were back., still crazy in love and ready for another memorable festival after their magical wedding ceremony last year. Check out our wedding present to the lovely couple, a fun video of the ceremony and their serenade by Elephant Revival, below:This year, another love was taking the next step as an unsuspecting girlfriend was lured onstage only to be surprised with a proposal! The couple met at the Northwest String Summit five years ago, and after her immediate “YES!” they’ll have another reason to be thankful for the Summit’s existence!The gentleman cheering in the back is Pastor Tim, who acts as festival emcee. Besides being genuinely happy for the couple, one can also assume he is looking forward to some potential clients for his hitchin’ services sometime at some future Summit.Singer-songwriter Brad Parsons brought his collection of originals and a smattering of buds to the Troubadour Stage, including Fruition‘s Jay Cobb Anderson. Greensky Bluegrass took their second set on the main stage as an opportunity to focus on their newest material, with “Demons” and “Windshield” from their most recent album, as well as sharing two new songs from their forthcoming album…promised “Sometime soon.” If the Dave Bruzza and Paul Hoffman led new tunes are any indication, Greensky may have another classic on their hands.Yonder posted video of their tour bus rehearsals online while festival attendees who were in the wi-fi free confines of the grounds were left to anxiously wait for the night to come and Yonder to take the stage, blissfully unaware of the insanity to come. Check out the rehearsal video below:After a teasing intro about the uproar Bob Dylan touched off when he went electric, the band eased the crowd into the concept with some of their more traditional wares before slowly switching to new-fangled “Electrified Geetars” and bringing out guest keyboardist Asher Fulero and drummer Jay Elliott helped create an inspired set that featured a tribute to Pink Floyd’s classic album, Animals. If the shell shocked audience’s seemingly never ending cheers were any indication, it’s safe to say the electrical experiment was a rousing success. For its fifteenth year anniversary, the Northwest String Summit brought plenty of incredible bluegrass, with a smattering of gospel, funk and a whole lot of love. Horning’s Hideout is one of the best kept secrets in the music scene, a nature preserve that can hold one or two small scale music events per year. Those lucky enough to attend one of these gatherings, such as the Yonder Mountain String Band-hosted Strummit, will quickly tell you that it’s a place like no other. From the scenic pine lined natural concert bowl with the lake so stocked with fish that osprey continually delight onlookers with their precision dives and daring catches, it is one of the most perfect blends of nature and function in the concert world.Though the festival purposefully holds back attendance to keep the balance between man and environment, that doesn’t limit the experience at all. An inventive use of the touring edition of the famed Further bus doubles as a “Tweener” stage for smaller acts to play, while main stage production crews tear down and rebuild the headliners’ gear. The top of the bus shows a scenic view for the players and gives fans a colorful reason to look up in the sky. Though it seems a role slightly more suited to Pastor Tim, the emcee deferred to Keller Williams for the Sunday inspiration set. Keller brought out Stu Allen and lifted the spirits with his funky, soulful renditions of Grateful Dead songs and staples. It was the perfect way to spend a perfect, seventy degree day in the overcast but still breathtaking Pacific northwest. Every year the festival raises money for the St.Baldricks Day Foundation and gets pink and “Frilli for Lilli” in honor of a young fan taken tragically early by the terrible disease. This year husband and wife Brian and Shari Band volunteered to not only get shaved, but to let their daughters Willow and River do the shaving. Brian joked that thanks to his always having his long hair and beard that the two had never really been face to face. While Dave Johnston provided some twangy trimming music, the couple got clean cut for a great cause and a cheering audience.center_img The main stage took of running Friday with Cabinet, Della Mae and The Infamous Stringdusters going back to back to back and building in intensity, as if passing off an ever brightening torch. Though, as all festivals are, it was a little bittersweet to see the final act on the main stage begin. Fortunately, the final proceedings were a little more upbeat than usual, as it was Adam Aijala‘s birthday! He got a rousing cheer and an off-key “Happy Birthday” serenade from the fans, before the band gave their devout followers one last reason to tear up the grass carpet with their dancing moves and a perfect moon rise over the towering pines.The remaining fans took a few moments to hug old friends and new as the last songs played, and made plans to go and catch the special late night party being hosted by Fruition. Memories made, magical music experienced and spirits recharged, physically weary but emotionally charged and dust covered fans went separate ways, promising to see each other next year. With the Northwest String Summit hitting its fifteenth year with no signs of stopping, it’s a safe bet that they’ll be repeating those words for many, many years to come. After that rousing call-to-arms, the crowd came out if force for Even Keel, a Larry Keel led super jam with Anders Beck from Greensky, Sanders and band-mate mandolin player Mike Guggino, along with Danny Barnes on banjo, Scott Law on guitar and of course, Larry’s wife and birthday weekend girl Jenny Keel on the bass. Any lingering aches were quickly shaken off, and the boots scooted up a mighty cloud of dust over the concert bowl. Larry made sure each player got a chance to shine and even remembered to come thundering in with his massive baritone and quake inducing flat picking virtuosity. “Kinfolk” is more than just a name for Yonder’s nation of fans, it’s a description of the relationship that has developed between the band and their fans. As important as any show, the chance to spend a few minutes mingling with their more diehard fans is a much anticipated part of every Summit with the annual “Kinfolk Meet And Greet.” The band works the crowd, sharing and listening to stories of shows past and future, listening to requests and posing for pictures sure to become cherished memories. Yonder is a band that clearly knows what is most important in life…the ties and love that binds. Sunday got off to a slow moving start, with the late night festivities from Keller Williams and Shook Twins keeping folks going until sunrise. Social activist Ben Sollee brought his tongue in cheek message of hope and activism to the stage, his impressive chops firing up the early risers. ..or off! As they finished their set the band came out and led the gathered masses on a rip roaring parade around the concert bowl and through the vending area to the delight of everyone. The gathered crowd was in for a true treat, a spectacle of sights and sounds tailor made to delight audiences from around the world. Perfectly merging the artistic spirit of Portland with the musical spectacle of New Orleans, MarchFourth! put on one of the most complete shows of any band on any stage. From rocking big band jam tunes, choreography and feats of strength that need to be seen to be believed, MarchFourth! entertains on every level every second they are on the stage. That said… it is the music that is the reason for the season, and Friday night it was at last time for Yonder to get their hosting duties under way. The line up has long since moved past any fluctuations and has solidified into a formidable hydra. Perennial emcee Pastor Tim welcomed the band with his usual zeal, announcing that, according to not-so-scientific accounting, this was Yonder’s fiftieth set at a String Summit, an auspicious occasion if ever there was one. The table was set, the fans were hungry and the time was finally here to dig in.Allie Kral soothes and seethes with each passing bow of her fiddle, while bassist Ben Kaufmann has never sounded punchier or more comfortable on the mic, be it in his often self-effacing banter and his singing. Banjo player Dave Johnston rolls and plucks with a sharp and kinetic style that punctuates and drives much like mandolin player Jake Jolliff. Jolliff shows a fret board dexterity that seems to grow with each passing day, matching his partner in crime, guitarist Adam Aijala, whose laconic demeanor belies his playing intensity.last_img read more


David Byrne On A Talking Heads Reunion: “You Can’t Have It All”

first_imgEvery now and again, it seems that a conversation about the Talking Heads reuniting comes up. And, time and time, again, that never happens. Well, in a recent interview with The Creative Independent, David Byrne discussed his former band in terms of his passion for working on new projects, as the artist just unveiled a new interactive art collaboration and experiment that is being featured in Silicon Valley.David Byrne Opens An Interactive Art Exhibition & Science Laboratory To Further Research In NeuroscienceIn the interview, Byrne elaborated on why a Talking Heads reunion doesn’t specifically interest him: “[A] Talking Heads reunion might be incredibly successful for a specific generation, or maybe for many generations….It would make me a lot of money and get a lot of attention. It would also probably be quite a number of steps backwards as far as being perceived as someone who does a lot of different things.”He went on to say, “I feel like I have to sacrifice something, whether it’s money or name recognition or whatever, in order to be able to do a little bit more of what I’d want to do….In other words, you can’t have it all.”And, there you have it. Keep those expectations very low.[via The Creative Independent]last_img read more


moe. Forges A Bass-Heavy Performance At Birmingham’s Iron City

first_imgLoad remaining images Riley has found many ways to demonstrate his love beyond simple attendance. Besides acting as a extra pair of hands when needed he also penned a set list for his 200th show that, as played by the band, has moved into legend. Blonder first heard moe. in 1995, and decided to book the band in Ft.Collins immediately. His first live experience with them must have had some effect, judging from the devotion he has shown since. Blonder offered, “If I hadn’t lived so far from the band’s home stomping grounds for the last decade I would surely be over 500 by now.”Birmingham saw Wes Rizzo, new lighting designer for moe., hitting a marvelous stride in just his second outing. The long time fan has spent the last few years tirelessly working towards his dream job and was dead set on delivering his best for the fans. Rizzo even went so far as to reach out to Blonder in regards to his favorite colors, then made a special package to use throughout the evening. “I’m working for moe.,” Rizzo said the next day, “But I’m also never going to forget where I came from and the we are part of.”Sneak peeks at new material have been a regular feature on this leg of moe.’s perpetual tour and Iron City got theirs early. Percussionist Jim Loughlin sang “Don’t Wanna Be” while peppering the tune with delightfully catchy runs along his vibraphone. The tune has quickly become a audience favorite, and it worked well alongside the following “Bearsong.”As “Bearsong” simmered down moe. took the first of many chances to create thematic instrumental territory linking it to a wild “Billy Goat.” Guitarists Chuck Garvey and Al Schnier wowed the crowd with their lightning fast musical baton passing and their bluesy fret board pyrotechnics. A group of teenage fans who had been holding up a sign requesting their favorite jam, “Blue Jeans Pizza,” were delighted when the tune’s opening bass lines kicked in.The grooving dance party tune “George” got everyone hot and sweaty before sending them to intermission buzzing about how solid the first set had and the promise held for the upcoming second stanza. A comical pump fake on the beginning of the set came as drummer Vinnie Amico was late to the kit due to an animate discussion with Schnier. The guitarist took to the microphone to explain that they were working on remembering which of The Who’s songs were on which albums. With that matter finally settled moe. opened with a stirring take on Pink Floyd‘s ode to determination, “Fearless.”After Garvey’s tour de force slide work on the solo, moe. switched out instruments and took sizable gulps from their onstage beverages, a sure sign of long jams to come. Bassist Rob Derhak stands front and center onstage, and in their sound. With setlist needs fluctuating from night to night, it is only natural for one night to occasionally seem to focus on one member’s contributions over the rest. This night, it was all Derhak, as he mowed down several of his most frenzied bass slapping tunes with a palpable vigor and enthusiasm that was a wonder to witness.Beginning with a full out assault on “Tailspin” through a wild and winding first half of “Timmy Tucker,” Derhak showed his signature control and sense of groove to full extent. He handled vocal duties as well, flowing from baritone to falsetto effortlessly as “Time Ed” sprung to life, keeping a rock steady pulse for the dancers to follow at the same time.True moe.rons agree that you can’t go wrong with some well timed “head,” and as the familiar first notes started all attention was riveted on the stage, with the climax doubling back to finish out the “Timmy Tucker” jam. moe. still had one other ace up their collective sleeve in the form of a blistering “Sensory Deprivation Bank” that showed the fans that though the night was ending there was still a little left in the tank.To survive as long as moe. has, there are sure to be recognizable eras that are more and less favored by long time followers. That any band can keep such devout fans through decades of ebbs and flows is a true testament to the power of music to reach us on a deep and meaningful level. moe. has seen new blood added in crew and fans alike, while still pleasing their longest lasting fan vanguard. The renaissance moe. has enjoyed the last few years shows no sign of stopping, and the band and fans wouldn’t want it any other way!Setlist: moe. | Iron City | Birmingham, AL | 2/18/17Set 1: She, Don’t Wanna Be, Bearsong > Billy Goat, Blue Jeans Pizza > GeorgeSet 2: Fearless, White Lightning Turpentine, Tailspin > Timmy Tucker > Time Ed > head. > Timmy TuckerEncore: Sensory Deprivation Bank, Johnny Lineup Jam band heavyweights moe. forged new fans, delighted some of their oldest and dearest followers and delivered an instant classic show at Birmingham, Alabama’s Iron City. Wildly exuberant fans danced maniacally as swirling lights and epic jams lured them out past the warning signs of sanity during a two set scorcher. Though some fans began lining up two hours before the doors were set to open, there was even more momentous acts of love going on this warm February evening.Over the course of moe.’s 27 years, a cadre of super fans has naturally formed, generally known as moe.rons. Almost pathologically dedicated to the music that has enthralled them these fans chase songs and the band around the world in a clearly recyclable circle of love. Two such die hard followers, Osid Riley and Barry Blonder, marked staggering anniversaries in Birmingham, hitting the lofty totals of 250 and 350 shows apiece!last_img read more


Papadosio Brings Pattern Integrities To Indianapolis [A Gallery]

first_imgPapadosio put down a great performance at the Vogue Theatre in Indianapolis, IN last night, March 3rd. The band has been on a roll since their Pattern Integrities album release, playing exciting shows for fans around the country. With a huge Red Rocks performance coming up in a couple months, expect the energy level to be at an all-time high as the band lets loose at venues across the country.See the setlist from last night below, as well as a full gallery and video recap from Phierce Photo.Setlist: Papadosio | The Vogue Theatre | Indianapolis, IN | 3/3/17One Set: BTL > Eyes > Each N Every > Cue, Drift > Stick Figure, Monochrome > Omni > Threes > EyesEncore: We Are Water ][ Sum Load remaining imageslast_img


Watch Lettuce Perform New Song “Blaze” On Jam Cruise [Pro-Shot]

first_imgJam Cruise has shared a pro-shot video of Lettuce performing big on the Norwegian Pearl from earlier this year. Regular suspects on “the boat,” the New York funk lords played two sets over the course of four nights during the 2017 event. For their first performance, the funk powerhouse charged through the Stardust Theater with another spectacular set. When Adam Deitch (drums), Jesus Coomes (bass), Adam “Shmeeans” Smirnoff (guitar), Neal Evans (keys), Nigel Hall (keys, vocals) and The Shady Horns’ saxophonist Ryan Zoidis and trumpeter Eric “Benny” Bloom are on the same stage, great, firing things happen – such as been the case for the last 25 years!See below for their performance of “Blaze,” a song expected to be on the band’s upcoming record. Featuring some especially psychedelic playing from Zoidis, “Blaze” just might be the new funk anthem of the future. Shortly after this video was shared, drummer Adam Deitch wrote on Facebook that the song would appear on the band’s upcoming album. Check it out below:Don’t miss Lettuce at their inaugural Funk of Ages this summer, along with a summer full of festivals including North Coast Music Fest!last_img read more


PREMIERE: The Routine Releases New Feel-Good Funk Track, “Rowdy”

The Routine is a genre-defying five-piece whose sound infuses soul, rock, electric blues, funk, and more. Though their name may be “the routine,” the act is anything but, focusing on musicality and innovation in the face of many of the overproduced tunes of today. Born and based out of San Diego, The Routine has been focused on recording in recent months after acquiring used gear and converting their rehearsal space (affectionately dubbed “The Shrine”) into a fully functioning recording studio. The tracks they’ve been recording are imbued with a unique and raw tone, which they’ve nicknamed the “Shrine Sound,” and since early 2017, The Routine has been focused on recording a full-length album, Standard American Diet, which is due out soon.Today, the group has released a brand-new self-produced single called “Rowdy,” which shows the group exploring their collective funk sensibilities. The track was engineered by the band’s guitarist, Russell Ramo, and shows The Routine at their finest. With the impassioned and gritty vocals laid down by vocalist Bryan Barbarin front and center, “Rowdy” is a smooth, feel-good number featuring tight musicianship across the board. As singer Bryan Barbarin explains, “’Rowdy’ is an anthem, a funk and soul gumbo sure to get your head bobbing and your feet stomping.”Live For Live Music is proud to premiere the latest from The Routine. Take a listen to “Rowdy” off the band’s upcoming album, Standard American Diet, below, and get more information about the band plus their upcoming tour dates on the group’s website here. read more