Over the last two nights, March 17-18, Grateful Dead bassist Phil Lesh put together some serious star power for a run of shows at the Capitol Theatre in Port Chester, NY. Lesh celebrated his 76th birthday on March 15th, bringing along Warren Haynes, Rob Barraco, John Molo and Lettuce/Soulive guitarist, Eric Krasno. Krasno held his own as the newcomer to the group (though he has played as a “Friend” before), though fans were quite excited as Jimmy Herring returned to the lineup for the two-night stand. Herring, Haynes, Barraco and Molo are “The Q,” one of Lesh’s longest-standing lineups in the days before Furthur.For those who attended, “The Q” certainly felt reminiscent of old times. Thankfully, photographer Bill Kelly was on the scene to capture some of the moments of this run. Check out his images below, or and you can find videos/audio with full recaps for March 17th and March 18th by following the links. Setlist: Phil Lesh & Friends at the Capitol Theatre, Port Chester, NY – 3/17/16Set One: Jam > Dear Mr. Fantasy wh > China Cat Sunflower rb > Let It Ride pl rb, Passenger wh rb > Cosmic Charlie pl rb, Cassidy wh rb, Spots Of Time wh rbSet II: Mason’s Children pl wh rb > Mountain Jam jam > Mountains Of the Moon pl, Night Of 1000 Stars wh pl rb > Mountains Of the Moon pl > The Other One rb pl > Cryptical Envelopment pl, St. Stephen pl wh > In The Midnight Hour wh, Donor RapE: Days Between wh Setlist: Phil Lesh & Friends at the Capitol Theatre, Port Chester, NY – 3/18/16Set One: Jam > Dark Star pl wh rb > Again & Again wh rb, New Speedway Boogie wh pl, Sunshine of Your Love wh > Broken Arrow pl wh, End Of The Line wh > Dark Star v2 pl wh rb > I Know You Rider pl whSet Two: Unbroken Chain pl, Jam > The Wheel pl wh rb > Cumberland Blues pl wh rb, Uncle John’s Band pl wh > No More Do I wh rb > The Low Spark of High Heeled Boys wh > Franklin’s Tower pl wh, Donor RapEncore: Patchwork Quilt wh rbA full gallery of Bill Kelly’s images can be seen below: Load remaining images
Last year marked the beginning of a new and exciting tradition, as all-star tribute concerts popped up across the country for a number of beloved artists. Put on by the group Blackbird Presents, tributes to Jerry Garcia, Dr. John and Emmylou Harris captured the imaginations of musicians everywhere, and entranced fans with creative interpretations of legendary songs.Today we’ve learned that all three of those tributes will be released on CD and DVD, though the dates of these releases have yet to be revealed. The Dear Jerry tribute was easily one of the most exciting evenings of music, with all four surviving members of the Grateful Dead on hand, as well as performances from Widespread Panic, moe., Bruce Hornsby, Grace Potter, Jimmy Cliff, David Grisman, Jorma Kaukonen, Railroad Earth, The Disco Biscuits and more. For more about the releases, head to Blackbird’s website. You can also relive “Dear Jerry” through Erik Kabik’s photo gallery below: Load remaining images
The Boss himself, Bruce Springsteen, has been performing the entirety of his classic 1980 album The River on tour. With a number of dates set for Europe in the coming months, Springsteen has just announced plans to return to the US with more of The River for his loyal American fans.The eight new shows are all at stadiums nationwide, including stops in East Rutherford, Chicago, Pittsburgh, Philly and more. Tickets for the new shows go on sale throughout the coming days, and you can find more information here. The full schedule of Springsteen’s tour is seen below:Bruce Springsteen 2016 Tour Dates: 05/14 – Barcelona, ES @ Camp Nou 05/17 – San Sebastian, ES @ Anoeta Stadium 05/19 – Lisbon, PT @ Rock in Rio Lisboa 05/21 – Madrid, ES @ Santiago Bernabeu Stadium 05/25 – Manchester, UK @ Manchester Etihad Stadium 05/27 – Dublin, IE @ Croke Park 05/29 – Dublin, IE @ Croke Park 06/01 – Glasgow, UK @ Hampden Park 06/03 – Coventry, UK @ Coventry Ricoh Arena 06/05 – London, UK @ Wembley Stadium 06/14 – The Hague, NL @ Malieveld 06/17 – Munich, DE @ Olympiastadion 06/19 – Berlin, DE @ Olympiastadion 06/22 – Copenhagen, DK @ Parken Stadium 06/25 – Gothenburg, SE @ Ullevi 06/27 – Gothenburg, SE @ Ullevi 06/29 – Ullevaal Stadion 07/03 – Milan, IT @ San Siro Stadium 07/05 – Milan, IT @ San Siro Stadium 07/09 – Werchter, BE @ Festival Park 07/11 – Paris, FR @ Accorhotels Arena 07/13 – Paris, FR @ Accorhotels Arena 07/16 – Rome, IT @ Circus Maximus 07/20 – Horsens, DK @ Casa Arena 07/23 – Gothenburg, SE @ Ullevi 07/26 – Trondheim, NO @ Granasen Arena 07/28 – Oslo, NO @ Frogner Park 07/31 – Zurich, CH @ Stadion Letzigrund 08/23 – East Rutherford, NJ @ MetLife Stadium 08/25 – East Rutherford, NJ @ MetLife Stadium 08/28 – Chicago, IL @ United Center 09/01 – Washington, DC @ Nationals Park 09/03 – Virginia Beach, VA @ Veterans United Home Loans Amphitheater 09/07 – Philadelphia, PA @ Citizens Bank Park 09/11 – Pittsburgh, PA @ CONSOL Energy Center 09/14 – Foxborough, MA @ Gillette Stadium
Coming in hot from September 24-25 in Franklin, TN is the annual Pilgrimage Music & Culture Festival, which today has just added a number of incredible artists to their 2016 lineup. A billing that previously included Beck, Kacey Musgraves, Violent Femmes, The Arcs and more has just been supersized, including a great announcement that features some exciting talent.The new artists added include Daryl Hall & John Oates, Jason Isbell, Grace Potter, Anderson East, Preservation Hall Jazz Band, The Suffers, JD & The Straight Shot, Jonny P, and The Settles Connection. With these artists and so many more performing, Pilgrimage is set to be a great weekend experience of live music!Check out the new lineup announcement video below.Tickets and more information can be found here, and you can see the full lineup billing below.
Edit this setlist | More Neil Young + Promise of the Real setlists[H/T – JamBase] Neil Young continued his current European tour with current backing band Promise of the Real on Thursday night with a performance at AccorHotels Arena in Paris, France. Promise of the Real, which includes Willie Nelson‘s sons Lukas and Micha Nelson, has been touring with Young since last year in support of their collaborative 2015 album The Monsanto Years, their third studio album and Young’s thirty-sixth.While Young had performed his hit song “Old Man” a handful of times on this tour during the solo portion of the performances, Thursday’s show was highlighted by the first live rendition of the song by Young with the full support of Promise of the Real. The band also tackled “Like An Inca” (from Young’s 1982 album Trans) in the encore slot, laying into the band with tight improv for just its second outing since 1982. You can watch fan-shot video of “Old Man” and “Like An Inca” from the Paris show below, courtesy of YouTube users Gerard Rallo and Jean-Paul Pelicant:“Old Man”:“Like An Inca” encore:
Forecastle Festival Welcomes Largest Crowd Ever For The Avett Brothers, Alabama Shakes & More [Gallery]
Load remaining images Louisville’s Forecastle Festival had a record breaking year this past weekend, welcoming more than 65,000 attendees over the course of three days at scenic Waterfront Park. Major acts from all over the map including The Avett Brothers, Alabama Shakes, Ben Harper & The Innocent Criminals, Gary Clark Jr., Brandi Carlile, Big Gigantic, Grouplove, Dr. Dog, Ghostland Observatory, and Shakey Graves fronted the bill, drawing in fans of all genres for three days of music, art, and family-friendly activities.Check out some of our favorite highlights from the weekend, by John J Miller Photography.Death Cab for CutieDanny BrownAlabama ShakesBrandi CarlileSpeedy OrtizGrouploveBen Harper & The Innocent CriminalsThe Avett BrothersAndrew McMahon In The WildernessMoon TaxiFull Gallery:
Beloved Grateful Dead bassist Phil Lesh just wrapped up a two-night stand at the new Ford Amphitheater at Coney Island Boardwalk, treating fans to back-to-back killer performances with a stacked lineup of players. With those shows in the books, Lesh has set his sights on the next visit to the New York area – Halloween.Lesh will play for three nights at The Capitol Theatre in Port Chester, NY, with shows on October 28th, 29th, and 31st. The lineups for each show can be seen below:OCT 28: Larry Campbell, Luther Dickinson, Barry Sless, Jason Crosby, John Molo, Teresa Williams, & Nicki Bluhm (Nicki Bluhm & The Gramblers)OCT 29: Luther Dickinson, Scott Metzger, Barry Sless, Jason Crosby, John Molo, & Nicki BluhmOCT 31: Larry Campbell, Luther Dickinson, Barry Sless, Jason Crosby, John Molo, Teresa Williams, & Nicki BluhmTickets go on sale next Friday, and can be found via the Capitol Theatre website.
NOLA Crawfish King and Live for Live Music are thrilled to present the second annual NOLA Crawfish Festival, bringing together some of New Orleans’ finest musicians, food, and craft beer at a brand new home of Central City BBQ. Taking place in the days between Jazz Fest weekends, May 1-3, NOLA Crawfish Festival promises a true New Orleans experience from top to bottom. Featuring some of the most prominent artists to emerge from the Crescent City along with national favorites, this year’s talent includes George Porter Jr., John Medeski, Eric Krasno, Luther Dickinson, Jon Cleary, Ivan Neville, and many more in various unique supergroup formations.The festival will bring together a trifecta of Southeast Louisiana perfection – the absolute best crawfish, live music, and beer the city has to offer. The full roster of artists includes George Porter, Jr., Jon Cleary, John Medeski, Luther Dickinson, Eric Krasno, John “Papa” Gros, Robert Mercurio, Jeff Raines, Ivan Neville, Nigel Hall, June Yamagishi, Corey Henry, Tony Hall, Derwin “Big D” Perkins, Raymond Weber, Cris Jacobs, Raw Oyster Cult, Terence Higgins, Khris Royal, Boukou Groove, Eric Lindell, Simon Lott, Joe Ashlar and Organ Freeman. Anticipate various super jams, exciting collaborations and surprise sit-ins, all in true New Orleans fashion.The festival will run from 3 PM to 10 PM each day. Attendees can enjoy over 5,000 pounds of hot boiled crawfish prepared on-site by Chris “Shaggy” Davis and his NOLA Crawfish King staff, ice-cold beer from NOLA Brewing Company, and critically acclaimed barbecue from Central City BBQ. The three-day event will conclude with the Ultimate Crawfish Cook-Off, where twenty teams will compete for the best crawfish boil determined by a panel of NOLA celebrity judges.General admission includes one beer and a guaranteed minimum of two pounds of crawfish, complete with all the fixings. BBQ dishes will also be available for purchase. Single day passes will be available, but a three-day pass is the best way to enjoy the full hometown experience. A limited amount of Super VIP passes will also be available, allowing full 360° access to a festival experience that you will never forget.A portion of all ticket proceeds will go to The CAN’d Aid Foundation‘s “Send Me A Friend“ program, which was launched in partnership with Anders Osborne to provide newly-sober musicians and music industry professionals a support network to enable them to get back to work.More information and tickets are available here. Additional artists will be announced in the coming weeks. This event is rain or shine.Daily Breakdowns5/1:Khris Royal & Dark Matter + special guestsGood Enough For Good Times (Robert Mercurio, Jeff Raines, Simon Lott & Joe Ashlar)Eric LindellNeville Jacobs (Ivan Neville, Cris Jacobs, Tony Hall, Brady Blade)5/2:Boukou GrooveAlvin Youngblood Hart’s Muscle Theory With Luther DickinsonMVP (Jon Cleary, Nigel Hall, Tony Hall, Derwin “Big D” Perkins & Raymond Weber)NCF Funk Squad (Eric Krasno, George Porter Jr., John Medeski & Terence Higgins)5/3:Organ FreemanRaw Oyster CultCorey Henry & The Treme FunktetCrawfish Fest All Stars (George Porter Jr., John “Papa” Gros, June Yamagishi, Terence Higgins) + special guests TicketsGA Includes:-Music-2 lbs. hot boiled crawfish w/ fixins’ per day-1 specialty brew per day (21+)VIP Single-Day Includes:-Music-5 lbs. hot boiled crawfish w/ fixins’ per day-3 specialty brews per day (21+)-1 BBQ platter each day-Limited edition event poster-Private outdoor VIP hang area with bar access-No-wait VIP entrance-VIP viewing area (at one stage)VIP Three-Day Includes:-Music-5 lbs. hot boiled crawfish w/ fixins’ per day-4 specialty brews per day (21+)-1 BBQ platter each day-Free signed limited edition event poster-Private outdoor VIP Hang Area W/ Bar access-No-wait VIP entrance-VIP Viewing Area (at one stage)-Artist Meet ‘n’ Greet each day W/Headliner-1 free Ticket to Nola Crawfish Kings 17th Annual Jazz Fest Crawfish Bash W/Erica Falls on May 7th Just outside the gates of Jazz Fest-1 Free Ticket to All 3 NCF after showsSuper VIP Includes:-Everything from VIP 3 Day Pass-Open bar all 3 days-BBQ Platter each day-Backstage Access-Personal concierge service-1 free Ticket to Nola Crawfish Kings 17th Annual Jazz Fest Crawfish Bash W/Erica Falls on May 7th Just outside the gates of Jazz Fest-1 Free Ticket to All 3 NCF after showsMore info/tickets available here.
Hailing from Atlanta, Georgia, Bells and Robes will lead you on a refreshing electronic journey through time and space, combining elements of live improvisation with synth-heavy sounds of the future. Fresh off the release of their experimental debut EPs, “One Should See Sound” Part 1 and Part 2, Bells and Robes offers us a more straight-forward interpretation of their sound while maintaining their veracity as avant-garde sound creators and technicians with their new track “Duality.” Blending atmospheric chill-wave and fast-paced bass lines, Bells and Robes aims to create a vibrant energy while concurrently soothing audiophiles into a fantasy-like state of reverie.Performing over self-produced “electro-soundscapes,” Luke Sipka plays keyboard behind the boards while Dean Spaniol plays drums and creates samples. With the help of up-and-coming rapper, Swain, the trio combines the vigor and brusque electronic sound of current R&B music with the ad-libbing of a live band in a way that leaves listeners feeling calm and contented. Watch the band’s first-ever music video for “Duality” below:“We are very proud of how “Duality” was realized into our first official music video as Bells and Robes. We’ve been building with a talented team of creatives in Atlanta including Swain and his collective, LNEM, Frank Murillo, who shot the video, and all the other people involved with this project. This will be the first of many to come!” the band tells us.Bells and Robes are an Atlanta-based electronica pair taking the music world by storm. The Bells and Robes name comes from a Zen Koan titled “Bells and Robes.” This parable tells readers that “to understand intimately one should see sound.” The duo combines the high energy and crisp electronic sound of a dance DJ with the unpredictable improvisation of a jam band set. With the addition of Swain’s silver-tongued, soulful rap-style, this track is an absorbing hit for the ages. Follow the band on their website.
On May 12th, Head for the Hills, the Colorado newgrass quartet, will release their latest album, Potions and Poisons. The album will be the group’s fourth studio album following the 2013 release of Blue Ruin. The group, composed of Adam Kinghorn (Guitar), Joe Lessard (Violin), Matt Loewen (Bass), and Sam Parks (Mandolin), has just released a brand new music video for “Bitter Black Coffee,” a track off the upcoming Potions and Poisons.“Bitter Black Coffee,” which was written by Head for the Hills’ Adam Kinghorn, and its accompanying video is a mournful, longing ode to regretful nights with former flames and their repercussions come sunrise. The video for this latest release by Head for the Hills is shot in black and white and features shots of a man alone at a table, filmed from overhead, as time throughout the day passes; the members of Head for the Hills playing the wistful song together; and the woman who’s clearly on the man’s mind. The gritty video was directed by bassist Matt Loewen and produced by the band, making them the artistic force behind both the song and the moving video that evokes film noir in its stylings.You can check out the Live For Live Music’s video premiere of Head for the Hill’s “Bitter Black Coffee” below along with the lyrics from the song. Pre-sale for Potions and Poisons ends this Friday, May 4th, ahead of its May 12th release so make sure to order your copy now here. Fans should also mosey over to the band’s website to get more information about the group, including upcoming tour dates. Head For The Hill’s Upcoming 2017 Tour Dates05.13 | Bellvue, CO – Pickin’ on the Poudre – Mishawaka Amphitheatre05.23 | Raleigh, NC – Pour House Music Hall05.24 | Annapolis, MD – Rams Head On Stage05.25 | Leesburg, VA – Tally Ho Theatre05.26 | Falls Church, VA – State Theatre05.27-28 | Cumberland, MD – DelFest06.10 | Denver, CO – Brewgrass06.16-18 | Chicago, IL – Taste of Randolph06.17 | Vail, CO – Solaris Plaza – Vail Craft Beer Classic06.23-25 | Idaho Springs, CO – Rapidgrass Music Festival06.24 | Hastings, NE – Flatwater Music Festival06.30-07.01 | Buena Vista, CO – Rapids & Grass Music and Beer Festival07.06 | Snowmass Village, CO – Jazz Aspen Snowmass – Fanny Hill07.08-09 | Frankfort, IL – Frankfort Bluegrass Festival07.22 | Grand Junction, CO – Las Colonias Park Amphitheater08.04-06 | South Fork, CO – Rhythms on the Rio08.10-13 | Bond, CO – YarmonyGrass