The glorious Jazz Fest collaborations keep on coming! With the Red Hot Chili Peppers headlining the final day of weekend one at New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival, the band literally pulled a page out of the New Orleans heritage and welcomed some of its core musicians.For the band’s funky finale, they called on The Meters’ George Porter Jr., Zigaboo Modeliste and Dumpstaphunk’s Ivan Neville, welcoming them into the fold for an extended jam session on their original, “Give It Away.” The 10-minute funk fest was a smash hit throughout the crowd, and makes for an outstanding way to start your Monday morning.Watch how it all went down via Space City Shows 2 on YouTube:The full setlist from RHCP’s Jazz Fest performance can be seen here:Edit this setlist | More Red Hot Chili Peppers setlistsWith the first weekend of festivities at an end, don’t miss the inaugural NOLA Crawfish Festival, beginning today, April 25th, and running through the 27th at NOLA Brewing Company. With performances from Porter Jr., Anders Osborne, Billy Iuso and more, this is one festival you won’t want to miss! More information can be found here.
Load remaining images Last weekend, Hillberry Music Festival returned to “The Farm” located in the beautiful Ozark Mountains of Eureka Springs, Arkansas. The four-day event, which spanned October 13-16, was presented by bluegrass masters Railroad Earth and hosted a bevy of headlining acts. Greensky Bluegrass, The Infamous Stringdusters, The Travelin’ McCourys, and Andy Goessling were on-site cooking things up, as were The New Mastersounds, Elephant Revival, Larry Keel (Does Jerry), Turkuaz, and Fruition.The jams were heavy and the funk was fresh! Thanks to Jeremy Scott Photography, you can relive some of the precious moments in the gallery below.
The Strings & Sol festivities continued last night, December 11th, with an enormous lineup of musicians. Taking place at the Sapphire Now resort in Puerto Morelos, Mexico, the third day of the destination event featured a number of top notch and unique performances along the coastline. The day began with Greensky Bluegrass, who played poolside to get fans in the mood for some bluegrass fun.After Greensky, fans headed over to the main stage for a performance from Yonder Mountain String Band. Keller Williams came next, reviving his collaboration with The Keels for the occasion. Finally, it was Railroad Earth who closed out the main stage music, but the party wasn’t over just yet! After RRE, fans could make their way down for the late night jam session hosted by Danny Barnes. Dubbed “BarnTronica,” the late night set at the Palapa kept everyone dancing until the wee hours of the morning.Check out a gallery of images from Strings & Sol below, courtesy of Dave Vann. Load remaining images
Umphrey’s McGee are proud to be back in Chicago for this year’s New Year’s run. Returning to their home city for NYE for the first time in ten years, one can only imagine that these hometown heroes are chomping at the bit, ready to deliver the goods to their dedicated base of hardcore fans from the Midwest.Last night, Umphrey’s got the party started one night early, as they delivered an a cappella rendition of the National Anthem at the United Center, where the Chicago Bulls took on the Brooklyn Nets. Five out of six members of Umphrey’s were on hand to deliver the “Star-Spangled Banner”, with Jake Cinninger sitting out the performance while the famously vocals-shy Ryan Stasik got in on the a cappella action. It was a fun way to kick off their New Year’s Eve weekend, and a great way to connect with their local audience. Umphrey’s are the torch-bearers of progressive rock in Chicago, so it’s cool to see them switch things up and deliver a spot-on vocal performance.Check out a clip of the performance below, courtesy of the band’s Facebook page.
Setlist: The Disco Biscuits | Dominican Holidaze | Punta Cana, DR | 12/1/16Set One: Floes, King of the World-> Cyclone-> Little Betty Boop (inverted)-> Run Like Hell-> Spraypaint Victory (ending only)Set Two: Spraypaint Victory-> Digital Buddha (inverted)-> Confrontation (inverted)-> Morph Dusseldorf (ending only) On December 1st of 2016, The Disco Biscuits helped kick off Dominican Holidaze, the tropical vacation turned music festival in Punta Cana. Now, the festival has released new pro-shot footage from the festival’s first night featuring the Philly-born jamtronica outfit. The new video shows The Biscuits tearing up “Cyclone,” a track that was situated in the first half of the Biscuit’s first set after set opener “Floes” and a direct transition from “King of the World.” You can watch the video and check out a setlist from The Disco Biscuits’ Holidaze performance below.
This past weekend, Colorado natives The String Cheese Incident took to scenic Telluride for a series of performances. The band started things off with a Saturday night show at Telluride Conference Center‘s Club Red. The next day, SCI played a special free ski-up show at Gorrono Ranch before heading back to Club Red for their regularly-scheduled Sunday night finale.Thanks to photographer Jake Cudek, you can relive the weekend Incident with photo galleries from each of the three performances below.The String Cheese Incident continues their Winter Carnival 2017 Roots Revival Tour tonight with a performance at Park City Live in Park City, UT. For tickets and further information about upcoming shows, head to the band’s website.Setlist: String Cheese Incident | Club Red | Telluride, CO | 3/11/2017Set One: Lester Had A Coconut, Long Journey Home, Panama Red > Stingray, Look At Where We Are, Bill Cheatham, Miss Brown’s Teahouse, Can’t Wait Another Day > I Know You RiderSet Two: Beautiful, Sweet Spot, Nothing But Flowers, Flying > Let’s Go Outside > It Is What It Is > Restless WindEncore: Good Times Around The Bend, Hey Pock WaySetlist: String Cheese Incident | Telluride Ski Resort | Telluride, CO | 3/12/2017Set One: Round The Wheel, Lost > How Mountain Girls Can Love, Born On The Wrong Planet > Shake Everything You Got >Born On The Wrong Planet, Jessica > ShineSetlist: String Cheese Incident | Club Red | Telluride, CO | 3/12/2017Set One: Don’t It Make You Wanna Dance> Boo Boo’s Pik-a-Nik, Hold What You’ve Got, Rhum ‘n’ Zouc, Joyful Sound> Elvis’ Wild Ride, One and Only, Betray the Dark, Birdland> Wheel Hoss> BirdlandSet Two: You’ve Got the World, Sing a New Song> Black and White, Sometimes A River, Falling Through the Cracks, Rivertrance, TexasEncore: Under African SkiesThe String Cheese Incident – 3/11/17 – Club Red @ Telluride Conference Center – Photos by Jake Cudek The String Cheese Incident – 3/12/17 – Club Red @ Telluride Conference Center – Photos by Jake Cudek Load remaining images The String Cheese Incident – 3/12/17 – Gorrono Ranch – Photos by Jake Cudek Load remaining images Load remaining images
[Videos by Sean Roche]With Gregg Allman and Butch Trucks’ deaths still heavy on their minds, TTB encored with a heartfelt “Ain’t Wastin’ Time No More” off the Allman Brothers Band legendary album, Eat a Peach. Trucks has had a lot of practice playing Allman Brothers material, yet Susan needed the lyrics sheet added to the stage setup to avoid any flubs. Gregg Allman wrote the tune for his brother Duane Allman after he passed away and now Derek got to play it for Gregg and Butch which was a truly touching passing of the torch. A short and soulful “Will The Circle Be Unbroken” set up the final song of the evening, “I’ve Got A Made up Mind.”[Video by Sean Roche]Check out the show audio, as uploaded by rocksuitcase:The three bands that graced the stage on the eve of Independence Day are just getting started! Tickets are still available for many of the show scheduled on the Wheels of Soul Tour, which is bound to cover just a little more ground from now until August 2nd.Setlist: Hot Tuna | Saratoga Performing Arts Center | Saratoga Springs, NY | 7/3/17Serpent Of Dreams, Living Just For You, Talkin’ Bout You, Come Back Baby, In The Kingdom, Roads And Roads &, Hit Single #1.Setlist: Wood Brothers | Saratoga Performing Arts Center | Saratoga Springs, NY | 7/3/17Keep Me Around, Atlas, Never and Always, Tried and Tempted, Snake Eyes, American Heartache, Luckiest Man, Postcards from Hell, OpheliaSetlist: Tedeschi Trucks Band | Saratoga Performing Arts Center | Saratoga Springs, NY | 7/3/17Anyday, Don’t Know What It Means, Anyhow, It’s So Heavy, Get What You Deserve, Ball and Chain, Let Me Get By, Leaving Trunk, I Pity The Fool, I Want MoreE: Ain’t Wastin’ Time No More, Will The Circle Be Unbroken, Made Up My Mind[cover photo from TTB Facebook] On July 3rd, the 2017 Wheels of Soul Tour brought The Wood Brothers, Hot Tuna, and Tedeschi Trucks Band to the Saratoga Performing Arts Center in Upstate New York. Beautiful weather greeted the tie-dyed and star-spangled crowd, which ranged from young children to older hippies. Outdoor venues like SPAC are the perfect sanctuaries for eclectic and soulful music and the attendees were pleased to see Hot Tuna bring their unique blues to the stage as they opened up the festivities.For a band that traces its roots back to 1969, Hot Tuna can still bring the heat. Not only did they tackle songs from their wide catalog and long career, but they also showed the audience that they still have fun doing it. Jack Cassady stomped around the stage totting a bass that is about the same size as him while Jorma Kaukonen lit a fuse and transformed his electric guitar into a firework. The aging crowd seated inside the pavilion cheered as Jorma commented that the last time they played SPAC was in 1989 for the Jefferson Airplane reunion tour. The band members thanked their friends Susan Tedeschi and Derek Trucks for inviting them on such an incredible tour and the short set came to a close.The Wood Brothers have solidified their position as one of the most soulful Americana bands on the rise right now, making them the ideal meat in the Wheels of Soul sandwich, especially on the eve of the 4th of July holiday. The crowd at SPAC doubled in size as the trio opened with “Keep Me Around” from their critically acclaimed 2013 album, The Muse. The first time I saw the Wood Brothers was at a downtown Saratoga pub called The Parting Glass, where they happened to be playing on their first ever tour. Over a decade later in the same New York town, they played “Atlas” again, but this time they were on a much larger stage in front of a much larger group. As their popularity grows exponentially over the years, their down-to-Earth attitudes, familial connection and passionate writing remains the same.The particularly energetic “Tried and Tempted” and “Snake Eyes” encouraged Chris Wood to show off some of his killer dance moves. Oliver Wood gave a nod to the red, white and blue with “American Heartache” off their most recent studio album, Paradise, leading Jano Rix to take over on keyboard for “Luckiest Man.” The fan-favorite tune lead to a sing-along and reminded the crowd how lucky we are to be in the land of the brave of free. Oliver dedicated “Postcards from Hell” to all the artists on the Wheels of Soul tour and a fast-paced cover of “Ophelia” finished off the set.[Video by Sean Roche]Headlining the joyous evening was the group that started the Wheels of Soul Tour three years ago, the Tedeschi Trucks Band. This year’s installment proves to be the most ambitious to date and we can only hope the Wheels tradition continues. The 12-piece thunderous blues band opened with “Anyday” to the delight of their die-hard fans. “Don’t Know What It Means” allowed Kebbi Williams to explode on the fiery saxophone solo. In order to cool the place down, Susan Tedeschi softly took the vocals for “Anyhow” and “It’s So Heavy” allowing Derek Trucks to delicately weave his electric guitar into the mix. After a slow pair of songs, vocalist Mike Mattison took the lead for “Get What You Deserve,” a rocking gospel influenced tune that got the pavilion pulsating. [Videos by Sean Roche]The long drum intro to “Let Me Get By” was one of the many highlights of the set and allowed several different members to showcase their talent. The spontaneity of TTB is why fans continue following them around the country and when news broke that their beloved keyboardist, Kofi Burbridge had suffered some medical difficulties, fans highly anticipating the Wheels of Soul Tour were heart broken. The replacement, Carey Frank, showed that he was qualified to take Burbridge’s place and appeared to wow even Susan, who commented how incredible his playing has been after only three nights on the tour. Frank took an additional funky organ solo during “Leaving Trunk,” but Susan one-upped him with a blazing guitar solo proving that the ladies can do it too. Susan’s energy continued to rise during her emotional vocals in “I Pity the Fool” and the set ending and appropriately placed “I Want More.”
[H/T Jambase] Keeping on with their extensive Wheels of Soul tour this summer, Tedeschi Trucks Band took to Providence, Rhode Island, last night, rolling through the Providence Performing Arts Center for a one-off stop with supporting acts Hot Tuna and The Wood Brothers. After starting things off with originals “Anyhow” and “Laugh About It,” the group laid out Derek & The Dominos’ “Keep On Growing” and The Beatles’ “Within You Without You” before another original, “Just As Strange.” With the show fully underway and the twelve-piece group fully locked in, Tedeschi Trucks Band invited a special guest out for the next two numbers.Tedeschi Trucks Band Brings “Whipping Post” To Guest-Filled Night At The Wolf TrapOliver Wood, guitarist for supporting act The Wood Brothers, came out and joined Tedeschi Trucks Band. Wood first sat in for a rendition of “Leaving Trunk,” a number originally by Sleepy John Estes in the 1930’s under the name “Milk Cow Blues” and later made increasingly famous by Taj Mahal for his 1968 rendition on his self-titled album. From there, Wood and Tedeschi Trucks Band segued into a vibrant performance of “Volunteered Slavery,” the title track off Rahsaan Roland Kirk’s similarly named 1969 album. With the addition of Wood, the ensemble’s sound was beyond full, with the three guitarists joyfully exchanging licks and clearly loving it. After Wood departed, Tedeschi Trucks Band coasted on a high, with a cover-heavy end to the set which saw renditions of John Prine’s “Angel From Montgomery,” The Grateful Dead’s “Sugaree,” and Santana’s “Soul Sacrifice” among others ahead of the final encore of Joe Cocker’s “Space Captain.”You can watch Oliver Wood’s sit-in with Tedeschi Trucks Band on “Leaving Trunk” and “Volunteered Slavery” below, courtesy of Aaron Cutler.Setlist: Tedeschi Trucks Band | Providence Performing Arts Center | Providence, RI | 7/8/2017Set: Anyhow, Laugh About It, Keep On Growing, Within You Without You, Just as Strange, Leaving Trunk, Volunteered Slavery, Will the Circle Be Unbroken?, Bound for Glory, Get What You Deserve, Angel From Montgomery, Sugaree, I Pity the Fool, I Want More, Soul SacrificeEncore: Space Captain
***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.[cover photo by Marcy Duniga] Hayley Jane & The Primates had an action-packed performance at The Adirondack Independence Music Festival in Lake George NY on Sunday. Their 75-minute set welcomed a multitude of special guests, including members of Twiddle, moe., Mike Gordon Band, and Funky Dawgs Brass Band. The first surprise of the set came during “Mama” and “Man Acrylic,” featuring Mike Gordon Band percussionist Craig Myers. Later on in the set, Mihali Savoulidis of Twiddle and Vinnie Amico of moe. came through for an extended version of “I Can Do It,” which you can watch in the video below. To close the set, Funky Dawgz Brass Band saxophonist Tommy Weeks added flavor to “Make It Alright.”Setlist: Hayley Jane & The Primates | The Adirondack Independence Music Festival | 9/3/17In My Mind, We Found Out, Garden Of Eden, Mama*, Man Acrylic*, Lose You, Cosmic Katrina, I Can Do It**, Hurricane Jane, Make It Alright***, Madeline > Creatures*w/ Craig Myers on percussion**w/ Mihali Savoulidis on guitar and Vinnie Amico on drums***2/ Tommy Weeks on saxophoneHayley Jane brilliantly heightens the energy when she joins a band as a special guest, and that was proven continuously throughout the day at The Adirondack Independence Music Festival. Hayley Jane joined Barika for an improvised version of Rob Base‘s “Joy And Pain,” Gratefully Yours for a soulful rendition of “Tennessee Jed,” and closed out the festival with Twiddle for a cover of “What I Got” by Sublime.Check out Twiddle’s set below, as uploaded by edmund.edwards:Hayley Jane is hosting a sold-out music/yoga retreat called “Unleash Your Wild Woman” this weekend in Vermont. Hayley Jane and The Primates perform next at Wormtown Music Festival in Greenfield MA. The band’s new album, We’re Here Now, drops on September 29th.For fans of Hayley Jane and Vinnie Amico, don’t miss them at this month’s Brooklyn Comes Alive on September 23 & 24. Hayley Jane will lead a tribute to female rockers of the 1990s, dubbed Bitch!, where she’ll be backed by Tim Palmieri, Chris DeAngelis, and Adrian Tramontano from Kung Fu and Richard James of Pink Talking Fish. Hayley Jane will also join Jason Hann (String Cheese Incident) and Todd Stoops (RAQ, Electric Beethoven) for a wild drum-and-keys project, dubbed Oktopus.Brooklyn Comes Alive Announces Supergroup Formations, Daily LineupsVinnie Amico will participate in a tribute to the Allman Brothers Band, alongside his bandmate Al Schnier, Scott Sharrard (Gregg Allman Band), Nate Werth (Snarky Puppy, Ghost Note), GAB bassist Brett Bass, with special guests Eric Krasno (Lettuce, Soulive), Rob Compa (Dopapod), Roosevelt Collier, Brandon “Taz” Niederauer, and more. Vinnie and Schnier will also be teaming up with Mike Gantzer, Dave Loss, Evan McPhaden, and Rob Houk of Buffalo’s Aqueous for an unforgettable set of moe. songs, Aqueous songs, and choice covers, dubbed “moe.queous.”Inspired by the vibrant musical communities of Brooklyn and New Orleans, Brooklyn Comes Alive is set to take place across three venues in Williamsburg, Brooklyn (Brooklyn Bowl, Schimanski, Music Hall of Williamsburg) 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), Bernard Purdie, 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, Michael League, Chris Bullock, Robert “Sput” Searight, and Bob Lanzetti (Snarky Puppy), Jennifer Hartswick and Natalie Cressman (Trey Anastasio Band), and scores of others!
Tropidelic is a six-piece band from Cleveland, Ohio, with the band’s individual members repping truly diverse musical tastes ranging from hip-hop, metal, funk, reggae, and more. While these genres may seem at odds to some, collectively, the group is tight, offering an eclectic and compelling sound that fuses these disparate elements into one cohesive sound. Underlying it all is Tropidelic’s desire to keep things fresh and original while still maintaining the freedom that comes from remaining grounded and keeping things fun. Led by charismatic frontman and vocalist Matthew Roads, the band—also composed of James Begin (trombone/vox), Bobby Chronic (guitar), Darrick Willis (drums), Pags (bass), and Derek McBryde (trumpet)—has become known for its sincere vocals, powerful horns, and their high-energy live shows that leave attendees grinning from ear to ear.On Friday, November 10th, Tropidelic will release a brand new album titled Heavy Is The Head via Law Records. “A lot of our songs are upbeat and funky,” said lead singer Matthew Roads about the new album. “It’s very eclectic, which is what all of our albums have been, but this one even more so. We combined our efforts more than we ever have in the past for this record. The album features songs written by several members. We did more refining and filtering on this record than on any other in the past.” When asked, what’s the story behind the album’s title Heavy Is The Head, Roads says, “The title is a direct reflection of the sacrifices, struggle and pain endured en route to the top, or when you reach the top of whatever it is you’re after.”Ahead of Friday’s release of Heavy Is The Head, Live For Live Music is proud to premiere a stream of Tropidelic’s new album ahead of its official release. You can take a listen for yourself below.Tropidelic has also earned a name for itself as one of the hardest working bands in the business, consistently touring across the country and having shared the stage and supported acts like Slightly Stoopid, 311, The Dirty Heads, Pepper, and The Wailers. Over time, the band has also picked up a number of high-profile festival gigs, playing festivals such as Electric Forest, Werk Out, Surrounded By The Sound, Night Lights, and more. To catch the group live, check out their tour dates below or on Tropidelic’s website.Tropidelic Upcoming Tour DatesNOV 10 The Mousetrap Indianapolis, INNOV 11 Lamasco Bar and Grill- Evansville, INNOV 17 Mohawk Place- Buffalo, NYDEC 08 Clazel Entertainment- Bowling Green, OHDEC 09 The Livery Microbrewery- Benton Harbor, MIDEC 30 Rex Theater Pittsburgh, PADEC 31 The Grog Shop Cleveland, OHFEB 07 Tellus 360- Lancaster, PA (w/ Badfish)FEB 10 Newport Music Hall- Columbus, OH (w/ Badfish)FEB 13 City Winery Nashville- Nashville, TN (w/ Badfish)FEB 14 Mercury Ballroom- Louisville, KY (w/ Badfish)FEB 15 Bogarts- Cincinnati, OH (w/ Badfish)FEB 16 Pops Nightclub- Sauget, IL (w/ Badfish)FEB 17 Concord Music Hall- Chicago, IL (w/ Badfish)FEB 18 The Intersection- Grand Rapids, MI (w/ Badfish)