Last night, My Morning Jacket frontman Jim James appeared on The Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon to promote his newly released album, Eternally Even. The My Morning Jacket frontman performed two songs off of the new release, his second solo effort after 2013’s Regions of Light and Sound of God.James’ performance of “Here In Spirit”, backed by house band The Roots and vocalist Shungudzo Kuyimba, was aired during the show’s broadcast. His second number, “Same Old Lie”, was shared by the show as online bonus footage. You can watch videos of both performances below:“Here In Spirit”:“Same Old Lie”:Eternally Even is out now via Capitol Records. You can stream the new album in full via Spotify, below.
On August 30th, Grateful Dead bassist Phil Lesh will perform in New York City’s Central Park for a Summerstage show along with the Terrapin Family Band and two special guests, Melvin Seals and Nicki Bluhm. With Melvin Seals on deck to perform on the electric organ, the collection of musicians will perform one tribute set for Jerry Garcia Band, the group headed by the late Grateful Dead guitarist and whose music has been kept alive and well by Seals and JGB.Melvin Seals and Nicki Bluhm have each performed with the Grateful Dead bassist in the past before, with Bluhm joining Lesh, The Terrapin Family Band, and Bob Weir at Terrapin Crossroads in March for the venue’s 5th anniversary. This past weekend, Phil Lesh joined Melvin Seals and JGB for the first time ever at Terrapin Crossroads. To catch all of these musicians in action together, you can check them out when Phil Lesh & The Terrapin Family Band hit Central Park Summerstage on August 30th. Tickets go sale to the public on May 19th, with more information about ticketing available here.[Photo: Andrew Scott Blackstein]
With the motto “3 days, 2 stages, 1 love, no worries,” Mazzstock Music Festival is definitely onto something. With a long history ranging back for a decade, people are definitely taking notice of the intimate and affordable festival located at Mazzstock Field in Marlboro, NY, within the picturesque Hudson Valley Region. Outside of the festival’s convenient location that’s 1.5 hours from New York City, 2 hours from Hartford, 3 hours from Philadelphia and 4 hours from Boston, this year, Mazzstock is celebrating its 10th year and drawing crowds with their strongest line-up to date.Vinnie Pomarico, Lee Mazzola and Victoria Boudreau and their team have always been known for providing superior music, but this year’s Mazzstock Music Festival offers an even more impressive assortment of quickly ascending artists. Festival favorite Zach Deputy is set to headline, while Spiritual Rez, Primate Fiasco, Teddy Midnight, Big Takeover, Cosmal, and Cousin Earth are just select call-outs from the festival’s varied lineup, which also features a number of DJs and a late-night silent disco.The most incredible thing about Mazzstock is that the 3-day pass is only $70, ensuring you get a lot of bang for your buck. Three-day passes for Mazzstock Music Festival are available here, and single-day passes remain available for purchase. The festival is less than 40 days away, so one should start making their plans now—this is a festival that should not be missed. Check out our list of six of the acts you’ll definitely want to catch this year below!Spiritual RezReggae is well represented with this Boston-based band. Toft Willingham delivers smooth vocals, Meat Miller has nuance behind the kit, and the group’s songs have punch and energy.The Other BrothersThe up-and-coming outfit from local New Paltz, NY, which is led by Chris Owens, has been tearing up the scene of late following the group’s monster set at Disc Jam. Teddy MidnightPart of the Brooklyn Jam Syndicate, Teddy Midnight has been garnering many new fans over the past year with their continuos touring schedule. The group pushes new electronic boundaries while keeping their own distinct jam sensibilities.Zach DeputyOriginally from Hilton Head, SC, Deputy has forged his own path while earning a reputation as a looping master. The grooves that he creates at shows are infectious and contagious danceathons.Cousin EarthBased out of Brooklyn, this original and eclectic outfit, led by the masterful ukulele provided by Joey Calfa, is known for their electric live shows. Co-fronting duo, Lawton and Brennan really bring the goods.The Big TakeoverThe next generation of scorching hot reggae/ska music is in good hands with this rhythmic band from Kingston, NY. Hearing the sound of Nee Nee’s angelic and powerful voice is worth the price of admission alone.
Phish has provided some memorable moments (to say the least) over the years. Their ability to meet the moment and exceed expectations is what keeps fans coming back night after night, tour after tour, year after year.With their Halloween musical cover sets, wild New Years Eve gags, huge bust-outs, and zany antics, the band has made a career playing the right songs at the right moments. With that in mind, few moments in Phish history stand out as much as the encore on August 9th, 1998, when Phish blessed the audience at the Virginia Beach Amphitheater with a very special cover of the Grateful Dead‘s 1977 compositional epic “Terrapin Station” suite, a song played in tribute to Jerry Garcia on the third anniversary of his death.Terrapin Station At 40: All-Star Artists Discuss The Impact Of The Grateful Dead’s ’77 Studio MasterpieceThe day began with a lot of anticipation, as the band was coming off a hot night at Merriweather Post Pavilion that featured some incredible covers of “Sneakin’ Sally Through The Alley”, “Sexual Healing”, and a high-energy debut of “Sabotage” by the Beastie Boys to close things out. With August 9th marking the third anniversary of Garcia’s untimely passing, fans were eager to see what, if anything, the band had in store to honor the Grateful Dead leader’s passing.Phish kicked things off with a smokin’ first set. Opening with “Punch You In The Eye”, the band then delivered an early standout jam, stretching out an early first set “Bathtub Gin” to over fifteen minutes long. A rare first set version of Gamehendge favorite “The Lizards” followed and helped to keep the energy ridiculously high. Hot versions of “The Moma Dance” and “Birds Of A Feather” came next, and quickly followed by the rarity “Esther”. After a swampy run through “Roggae”, the band quickly played “Bouncing Around The Room” before closing things out with a raging thirteen-minute “David Bowie”.Phish got the second set on the road with a 15-minute “AC/DC Bag”, during which they teased “Electric Funeral” by Black Sabbath and engaged in some lengthy speed-funk jams. The jam eventually fizzled out into a quick “Sparkle”, which was followed by a fun “Run Like An Antelope” that heard Trey Anastasio in classic exploration mode, working his way through the jam with ease as he searched for the perfect combination of notes. Trey’s energy was infectious, and Page McConnell and Jon Fishman eventually caught on and turned the jam into a thunderous crescendo that led into the song’s peak.The band slowed things down with for the next few songs, with “Brian And Robert” getting trotted out before a great version of “Waste” led into a debut, instrumental performance of “Somewhere Over The Rainbow”, which was viewed as the night’s appropriate yet not-too-heavy-handed tribute to Garcia.Though Phish covered the Grateful Dead in their earliest days, they would spend the next 15 years working themselves away from the Dead’s catalog and establishing themselves as their own creative entity. By 1998, there had not been any crossover between the Phish and Grateful Dead worlds—members of Phish hadn’t yet performed in Phil Lesh & Friends or a part of Fare Thee Well–and members of the Grateful Dead had not yet sat in with Phish.After the heartfelt moment, the band immediately picked things back up with a huge “You Enjoy Myself”. Phish had the crowd in the palm of their hands when they started up “Frankenstein”, and continued to rip it up with a raging version of “Chalk Dust Torture”. To finish set two, the band moved to the front of the stage for an a cappella cover of “Hello, My Baby”.By the time the band returned for the encore, fans could already file this show in the “all-time-great” category. The show officially became a “classic” when the band played the first notes of their encore. Returning to the stage with confidence, Phish launched into the Grateful Dead’s “Terrapin Station” suite, and the crowd absolutely lost it. Phish had never covered the Grateful Dead at that scale, and to play one of their strongest pieces of music on the anniversary of Jerry Garcia’s death was received with overwhelming happiness. Grateful Dead fans have always had a hard time accepting Phish, and this stellar, emotional performance of “Terrapin” was one of the first major milestones that saw Phish accepted into the Dead community.Thanks to YouTube user righteousrabbi, fans can relive this perfectly poignant moment in Phish’s career. Listen to Phish’s version of “Terrapin Station” today, and pay your respects to Jerry Garcia in the most fitting way possible: the music.Phish – “Terrapin Station” – 8/9/1998[Audio: righteousrabbi]RIP Jerry. We miss you every day.Setlist: Phish | Virginia Beach Amphitheater | Virginia Beach, VA | 8/9/1998Set 1: Punch You In the Eye, Bathtub Gin, The Lizards, The Moma Dance, Birds of a Feather, Esther, Roggae, Bouncing Around the Room, David BowieSet 2: AC/DC Bag > Sparkle, Run Like an Antelope, Brian and Robert, Waste -> Somewhere Over the Rainbow > You Enjoy Myself > Frankenstein > Chalk Dust Torture, Hello My BabyEncore: Terrapin Station Phish debut.Notes: AC/DC Bag included an Electric Funeral tease. Somewhere Over the Rainbow was played for the first time since August 13, 1996 (152 shows). Terrapin Station made its Phish debut at this show, as the band commemorated the third anniversary of Jerry Garcia’s passing.
Shoutout to the people like Rapaport and MonoNeon who help to point out the absurdity of such hateful and violent behavior. No matter how constant it may seem in today’s world, we can’t allow ourselves and our country to normalize hate. In recent months, the eccentric bass enigma that is MonoNeon—in addition to being the last bassist for the late and legendary Prince—has become known for his musical translations of all manner of online videos. Mimicking the rhythm and tones of people speaking on his bass, he frequently releases side-by-side compilations of viral videos along with his own renditions. While these creations are inherently amusing in their own right, the covers also highlight MonoNeon’s immense musicality, especially given the fairly quick turnaround time it takes for him to make each one.The videos MonoNeon chooses to cover on the bass are diverse. The list of videos he’s formerly reproduced ranges from recreations of funny Instagram clips to excerpts of speeches given by President Donald Trump. Sometimes, the subjects he picks are hilarious in their own right, like when he covered a video of an angry grandpa destroying a PlayStation 4. Other times, the bassist chooses to cover videos that—while frequently still absurd—bring attention to underlying societal issues in the United States, like when he covered a news clip about a teacher explaining why he called one of his student the N-word.Yesterday, following the violent protests by white supremacists in Charlottesville, VA—dubbed “Unite The Right”—that left one woman dead and dozens injured after a car slammed into a group a peaceful counter-protesters, MonoNeon made one of our favorite “cover” videos to date. On Friday night, ahead of the “Unite The Right” rally, a smaller protest was held, with hundreds of white supremacists marching onto the University of Virginia’s campus with (tiki) torches in hand. Actor and comedian Michael Rapaport posted a video about the goings-on Friday evening that appropriately and hilariously roasted the protestors for being the human garbage that they are. MonoNeon chose to cover Rapaport’s rant, and we’re all about it. Take a look and listen for yourself below:
Last night, Oteil Burbridge began his highly-anticipated new Oteil & Friends tour with a Halloween night performance at the Ardmore Music Hall in Ardmore, PA.In addition to his brand new solo album, Water In The Desert, and his upcoming Fall Tour with Dead & Company, Oteil recruited a truly badass band for a 10-show tour of his own featuring John Kadlecik (guitar/vocals), Eric Krasno (guitar/vocals), Melvin Seals (organ), Jay Lane (Drums), Alfreda Gerald (vocals), and Weedie Braimah (percussion). SETLIST: Oteil & Friends | The Ardmore Music Hall | Ardmore, PA | 10/31/17Set One:01 Tuning02 Water in the Desert03 How Sweet It Is (To Be Loved By You)04 Run For The Roses05 Gotta Serve Somebody06 If I Had the World to Give07 Deep Elem Blues08 Drums>09 Unconditional LoveSet Two:01 Tuning02 Tangled up in Blue03 Just Kissed My Baby04 Two Princes05 Cats Under the Stars06 Bertha07 So Many Roads08 Piece of My HeartEncore:09 Ripple The tour continues with a performance at the Charleston Pour House tonight, November 1st. For more info on all the upcoming Oteil & Friends dates, head to Oteil’s website. This is one tour you absolutely don’y want to miss.You can listen to full audio of the show below, uploaded by archive.org user cabinet music (Taped by Jeff Travitz, processed by Keith Litzenberger): Oteil Burbridge Releases Magical Studio Record “Water In The Desert” [Stream]The band wasted no time exceeding fans’ lofty expectations. The band turned in a fantastic set comprised of a mix of live Jerry Garcia Band favorites (including “Cats Under The Stars” and an extended take on Bob Dylan‘s “Tangled Up In Blue”), Grateful Dead staples like “Bertha” and “Ripple”, covers of songs by The Meters and Janis Joplin, a song off Krasno’s 2016 solo album (“Unconditional Love”), the title track from Oteil’s new album (“Water in the Desert”), and much more. Each of the band’s talented members got their moment to shine, and yes–they did “Let Oteil Sing”, as the bassist held down lead vocals on “If I Had The World To Give,” “So Many Roads,” and the encore “Ripple” sing-along.
The Wanee Festival announced its lineup on Monday, revealing that Widespread Panic and Phil Lesh & The Terrapin Family Band would headline both nights of the annual event. In the slot below the headliners was a name many questioned: As The Crow Flies. Today, JamBase confirms that the band is a new project by Chris Robinson, who has defiantly strayed away from all Black Crowes associations until now. “Look forward to seeing y’all down at Wanee! We’re gonna have some fun!”, he stated.While Chris’s brother Rich is currently on tour with The Magpie Salute, which Chris once called “a Black Crowes tribute band” in an interview with Howard Stern, Chris has spent the last couple of years touring with the Chris Robinson Brotherhood, creating new music, and throwing shame toward his brother for being unable to “come up with an idea outside of that [The Magpie Salute project] anyway.”Chris Robinson Had Some Harsh Words For Both John Mayer And His Brother On Howard SternA recent interview with Rich Robinson, conducted by Alan Paul for Guitar World, Rich Robinson delivered a thoughtful response to the situation, explaining “It’s a complicated… If Chris had just kept his mouth shut all year and just decided to play songs that he and I wrote … I mean that’s his prerogative and that’s cool and he’ll bring himself to those songs. The fact that he ran his mouth all year about how stupid [The Magpie Salute] is and how we’re just a cover band … and then to turn 180 degrees and just be a cover band with a B squad, it’s very hypocritical. But, he has every right to do that and if for whatever reason that he’s doing that, he has every right and I wish him well. At the end of the day, although there’s a glaring hypocrisy to the whole thing, he can do that and I wish him well. I’ve got Marc Ford.” You can watch the segment of the interview below:While there are no concrete details about what to musically expect from ATCF, JamBase points out that there are several former Black Crowes players that appear on the festival’s lineup. As the band’s name suggest an association with The Black Crowes, keyboardist Adam MacDougall (Chris Robinson Brotherhood) and guitarist Luther Dickinson (North Mississippi Allstars) will both be in attendance with their respective bands. JamBase also reports that rumors of former Crowes guitarist Audley Freed are prevalent.Check out the Wanee lineup below:[H/T JamBase][photo by Emily Butler]
The String Cheese Incident have released their latest creation from the Sound Lab Series, “Otherside.” Produced in the spirit of collaboration with high energy electronic/pop trio TELYKast and organic dance music songstress Ruby Chase, the result is a powerful song which highlights each artist’s recognizable musicianship, backed by distinctive production and songwriting.“When we (TELYKast) were asked to do a session with The String Cheese Incident (SCI), we were excited—some of us have been listening to them since middle school,” explained Linus AK, member of TELYKast, in a press statement. “Once we got in the room, there was immediately a vibe and we just started messing around. We laid down the percussive bed, caught some catchy chords, and we were off to the races.”“Otherside” will be performed with TELYKast and Ruby Chase during the Second Weekend of this year’s Electric Forest (June 28th – July 1st, 2018 in Rothbury, MI). Listen to the studio version below:<span data-mce-type=”bookmark” style=”display: inline-block; width: 0px; overflow: hidden; line-height: 0;” class=”mce_SELRES_start”></span>Read more about “Otherside” in this exerpt taken from the press release:The song’s backstory ties to the spirit of SCI’s brand new studio in Colorado called “The Lab”, which encourages experimentation with recording concepts and genres. While in Los Angeles, SCI members Jason Hann (percussion) and Michael Kang (mandolin and violin) were connected through mutual friends of the band The Main Squeeze to Linus of TELYKast. Immediately, the three guys embarked on a unique songwriting journey–incorporating Linus’ electronic sound and guitar background with SCI’s signature sound to create something completely unique.Meeting at Hann’s studio in LA, they recorded some unique textures to incorporate into the song, which involved Kang running his electric mandolin through several guitar pedals in the studio. Soon after, Linus suggested layering multiple drums for a kick sound and doing the same for a snare sound. Hann then experimented with a collection of drums – Dunun, Djembe, Dumbek, and so on – to create the rhythmic patterns heard on the track.After spending several days in the studio creating the soundwave background for “Otherside”, the guys called upon Ruby Chase to designate some vocals. Ruby, a frequent collaborator with EDM and pop producers/artists such as Bad Royale and Dugong, had recently performed with TELYKast in Los Angeles.“We had Ruby come on stage and perform with us at our first sold-out show at the El Rey Theatre in LA, and as soon as we saw her in her element (with no pre-show rehearsal), we immediately saw the vision for her on this song,” said Linus AK. “We invited her over, and the first voice memo melody she recorded was what the melody is in the final product. In the session with SCI, Kang threw out the word Otherside. He had a lot on his mind and the concept seemed very fitting.”Adds Ruby, “The beat was huge, full of life and expertly executed with the pop awareness of Linus from TELYKast and the OG musicianship of the SCI guys. The first time I heard it, I freestyled over the top of the instrumental and luckily had my voice memo recording as we ended up using the exact melody from the first run through. It was one of those magic moments where everything comes together so effortlessly and the meaning feels so much bigger than us.”“Otherside” showcases a true meshing of different backgrounds, which is one of the main goals that SCI strives to uphold through ‘The Lab.’ Each of the artists involved with this track pushed boundaries against their musical sensibilities, ultimately ending a beautiful song made especially for their fans.In addition to today’s release of “Otherside”, the String Cheese Incident also released the Billy Nershi penned “Vertigo” through the SCI Sound Lab. “Vertigo” is an old-school SCI rocker, with high energy that promises to be a powerful addition to the live repertoire. Giving insight into the song, Billy shares, “I was getting ready to go to the Solar Eclipse Festival last year. I looked at the sun through a newly acquired pair of sunoculars. Half an hour later everything started spinning. This is the song about my experience since then.”<span data-mce-type=”bookmark” style=”display: inline-block; width: 0px; overflow: hidden; line-height: 0;” class=”mce_SELRES_start”></span>
Colorado’s own Magic Beans have announced their seventh-annual Beanstalk Music & Mountains Festival at Bond, Colorado’s Rancho Del Rio, set to take place on June 27th–29th, 2019.The three-day event has surely solidified itself as one of Colorado’s premier music and camping festivals, with tubing and other water-related activities on the beautiful Colorado River easily accessible throughout the weekend. In addition to a consistently stellar lineup and morning yoga offerings, Beanstalk’s prime location along the banks of the Colorado River allows attendees to enjoy the outdoors—including hiking, hot springs, cliff jumping, ATVing, and world-class mountain biking—before the music starts in the mid-afternoon.Last year’s Beanstalk offered a stacked lineup of nationally renowned and regional acts, as well as a super-jam comprised of some of the jam scene’s veteran all-stars. In addition to Magic Beans’ host sets and the annual “Beanstalk All-Star Superjam” with Marc Brownstein and Aron Magner of The Disco Biscuits, Dave Watts of The Motet, Matt Jalbert of TAUK, and more, last year, Beanstalk curated a lineup featuring headliners Horseshoes & Hand Grenades and Aqueous in addition to Octave Cat, a side project featuring Jesse Miller of Lotus, Eli Winderman of Dopapod, and Charlie Patierno; Ghost Light, featuring Holly Bowling and Tom Hamilton; Cory Wong of Vulfpeck; and Eminence Ensemble. Jam scene favorites Mungion, Cycles, lespecial (an original set and a “lespecial Does Primus” set), Amoramora, Yak Attack, and The Jauntee, also performed throughout the three-day festival.100 “Early Bean” tickets for 2019’s Beanstalk Music & Mountains Festival are available here at a discounted rate. For more information on Beanstalk 2019, ticketing, and the upcoming lineup announcement, head to the festival’s website here.
On Saturday night, Golden Gate Wingmen—consisting of keyboardist Jeff Chimenti (Dead & Company), guitarist John Kadlecik (Furthur), drummer Jay Lane (RatDog, Wolf Bros), and bassist Reed Mathis (Rhythm Devils, Billy & the Kids)—played their second of three weekend performances at Mill Valley, CA’s Sweetwater Music Hall. The Golden Gate Wingmen, so named for their individual experience backing members of the Grateful Dead, worked through their own interpretations of the Dead’s music and welcomed an appropriately Grateful guest—Mr. Bob Weir himself—for the majority of their first set.The all-star quartet opened up the first set with “Bertha” before working through takes on Kadlecik’s “Cleaning Windows” and the Reed Mathis-led “All Things Must Pass”. Golden Gate Wingmen then invited Bob Weir to the stage “Lazy River Road”, where he’d remain for the remainder of the set. Following “Lazy River Road”, Weir handled lead vocals on a pair of Bob Dylan classics, “Stuck Inside Of Mobile With The Memphis Blues Again” and “Maggies Farm”. From there, Bob Weir led the way on his own “Cassidy” before the four-turned-five-piece worked through an improv-heavy take on “Lady With A Fan” > “Terrapin Station”. Finally, they closed out set one with “Goin’ Down The Road Feeling Bad”.Following a brief set break, Kadlecik led the band through “Help On The Way”, which led faithfully into “Slipknot!”. Reed Mathis took the vocal lead on his original tune “The Ladder”, followed by a cover of John Lennon‘s “Nobody Told Me”. A breezy take on “Dark Star” was next, with Kadlecik taking the reins and channeling Jerry Garcia. “Dark Star” eventually gave way to a take on Kadlecik’s “Can’t Stop The Sun” before Mathis led the quartet through a take on Dylan’s “Just Like A Woman”. John Kadlecik took the vocal lead for the remainder of the show, as Golden Gate Wingmen brought the second set to a close with the Grateful Dead’s “Standing On The Moon” followed by Kadlecik’s “What’s Become Of Mary”. “Not Fade Away” served as the evening’s encore.Watch a full video of Golden Gate Wingmen’s Saturday night show featuring Bob Weir below:Golden Gate Wingmen ft. Bob Weir – 12/8/2018 [Full-Show Video][Video: Sweetwater Music Hall]Setlist: Golden Gate Wingmen | Sweetwater Music Hall | Mill Valley, CA | 12/8/2018Set One: Bertha (JK), Cleaning Windows (JK), All Things Must Pass (RM), Lazy River Road* (JK), Stuck Inside of Mobile With the Memphis Blues Again* (BW), Maggie’s Farm* (BW), Cassidy* (BW), Lady with a Fan* > (BW), Terrapin Station* > (BW), Goin’ Down the Road Feeling Bad* (All)Set Two: Help on the Way (JK) > Slipknot! >The Ladder (RM) > Nobody Told Me (JK) > Dark Star (JK) > Can’t Stop The Sun (JK) > Just Like a Woman (RM) > Standing on the Moon (JK) > What’s Become of Mary (JK)Encore: Not Fade Away (JK)* w/ Bob Weir[H/T JamBase]