After performing a handful of shows in the Southeast, Umphrey’s McGee paid a visit to the Wanee Music Festival for back-to-back nights. The rockin’ jam band promised that one of their sets would be filled with some mash-up songs, a beloved tradition that the band usually reserves for Halloween, and they delivered last night with some fun performances.The set was framed by “JaJunk,” with the opening rendition segueing into “2×2.” From there, the band played their first mash-up, titled “Come As Your Kids,” featuring Nirvana’s “Come As You Are,” MGMT’s “Kids,” and Dead or Alive’s “You Spin Me Round (Like A Record).” Later on in the set, a “Frankie Zombie” bust-out saw the band mash-up White Zombie’ “Thunder Kiss ’65,” Frankie Goes To Hollywood’s “Relax,” and Pink Floyd’s “Have A Cigar.”One final mash-up from the performance saw the band mix Verve Symphony’s “Bitter Sweet Symphony” and Umphrey’s original, “Hajimameshite,” for “Bitter Sweet Haji.” From there, the group jammed into the finale of “JaJunk,” which closed the set. After a single encore of “Hangover,” UM bid Wanee a fond farewell and called it a great night.Listen to full set audio courtesy of Butch Almberg below:The band will resume touring with TAUK this Wednesday, April 20th (aka 4/20), at the House of Blues in Houston, TX. Check out the setlists from Wanee below, courtesy of All Things Umphrey’s.Setlist: Umphrey’s McGee at Wanee Music Festival, Live Oak, FL – 4/15/16One Set: Educated Guess, Speak Up, Bridgeless > 2nd Self, Loose Ends > Day Nurse, Hourglass > Phil’s Farm > The Bottom Half, End of the Road, Prowler > Bridgeless with Can’t You Hear Me Knocking (Rolling Stones) jamSetlist: Umphrey’s McGee at Wanee Music Festival, Live Oak, FL – 4/16/16One Set: JaJunk > 2×2, Come As Your Kids, Soul Food I > Remind Me, Nothing Too Fancy > Frankie Zombie, Glory > Nothing Too Fancy, Bitter Sweet Haji > JaJunkEncore: Hangover
Disc Jam Music Festival is coming in hot with some major announcements! Scheduled for June 9-12 in Stephentown, NY, the exciting festival boasts performances from Dopapod (including the Dopapod Orchestra), Electron, TAUK, Pink Talking Fish, Pigeons Playing Ping Pong, Nth Power and so many more. Today, they’ve made some major announcements, including an exciting new super jam, some excellent artists at large, and all the daily schedules for your viewing pleasure.To start, we have the super jam. Dubbed the Cappadona Live Band, the set will feature music from Michelangelo Carubba (Turkuaz), Craig Brodhead (Turkuaz), Turkuaz Horns, Reed The Kid Sutherland (Mammal Dap), Colin Jalbert (Mammal Dap) and Honeycomb. Check out the lineup graphic below:The festival is also welcoming a number of artists at large throughout the weekend, including Ryan Dempsey (Twiddle), Ed Mann (Frank Zappa), Lowell Wurster (Lucis), Craig Brodhead (Turkuaz), Michelangelo Carubba (Turkuaz), Josh Schwartz (Turkuaz), Greg Snaderson (Turkuaz), Chris Brouwers (Turkuaz) and Shira Elias (Turkuaz). Except some major sit-ins throughout the weekend!Want to plan your festivities? Check out the four daily schedules below, and don’t miss out on any of the great acts from the Live for Live Music Stage! Tickets and more information for the festival are available here.
In honor of the five-year anniversary of the tragic loss of Amy Winehouse, Remember Jones is bringing his 15-piece orchestra to five venues across five cities down to the week of her passing this July. As part of a “5 Cities, 5 Shows, 5 Years Gone” tour, the national soul sensation will be blazing through Brooklyn, Chicago, Detroit, Pittsburgh, and Philadelphia, to honor the 10th anniversary of the pop star’s critically-acclaimed album Back To Black. In this one-of-a-kind tribute, the band will recreate the 2006 Grammy-award winning record and include a horn section, strings, a backing choir, and other special guests. Fronted by one of the most enthusiastic, fiercely passionate powerhouses in the game, Remember Jones will lead the ensemble through 17 songs, including the hit singles “Rehab,” “Tears Dry On Their Own,” “You Know I’m No Good,” “Love is a Losing Game,” and the title track, “Back to Black.”The commemorative celebration, dubbed “Back To Back To Black,” has sold out all previous engagements, and is sure to deliver an unforgettable musical experience for all Amy Winehouse fans and beyond. Don’t miss out on the opportunity, and catch Remember Jones in a city near you! Here’s a glimpse from their last tribute performance:Tears Dry on Their Own / Ain’t No MountainFor more information on Remember Jones, visit the band’s website. Ticket prices vary at all venues, so check out the links below for additional details.Saturday, July 16th: Brooklyn Bowl, NYC // tickets Tuesday, July 19th: Lincoln Hall, Chicago // ticketsWednesday, July 20th: Tires., Detroit // ticketsFriday, July 22nd: The Altar Bar, Pittsburgh // ticketsSaturday, July 23rd: The Ardmore Music Hall, Philadelphia // tickets
Pioneering electro-hip-hop-soul producer Derek Vincent Smith, better known as Pretty Lights, has released a new live compilation from his 2015 run at Telluride, Colorado’s Telluride Town Park with his Analog Future Band featuring Adam Deitch (Lettuce/Break Science) on the drums, Eric Krasno (Soulive/Lettuce) on guitar, Borahm Lee (Break Science) on keys, NOLA staple Brian Coogan on keys/organ, Eric “Benny” Bloom (Lettuce/Shady Horns) on trumpet, Scott Flynn on trombone, and award-winning turntablist Chris Karns on the decks.Said Smith in a statement about the release, “I’ve thought a lot about what a perfect place to throw a Pretty Lights concert might be, and what that actually means. I think that Telluride Town Park might be a place like that. The energy that resonates there is beyond the cusp of my own understanding but it is powerful and undeniable. I think that the seclusion of Telluride creates a real opening to focus on getting in touch…with each other, ourselves, and the vibrations we experience as music, light, and life. PLUS the stars shine incredibly bright and the mountains are jaw dropping. These two nights in Telluride were an awesome and historic opportunity to experience a live Pretty Lights show in what may be the perfect venue.”In typical Pretty Lights fashion, the new release is available for download here free of charge. You can also stream it in full below!TRACKLIST:Pretty Lights and the Analog Future BandAugust 28th – 29th, 2015Telluride Town Park – Telluride, CO1. Exodus2. Done Wrong3. Around The Block4. Total Fascination > Sunday School5. Total Fascination Jam6. Drift Away7. More Important Than Michael Jordan8. Try To Remember9. If I Gave You My Love10. Whitness Break11. Extended Moon Jam12. Don’t Cost You Nothing13. One Day They’ll KnowPretty Lights has been slowly rolling out tour dates for the summer, including a series of five two-day mini festival dates across the country. For more info, visit the PL website.
Ever since their final shows at the Beacon Theatre, fans have been pining for a reunion of The Allman Brothers Band. Now, according to bassist Oteil Burbridge, it seems that reunion may be closer than ever.According to an interview in the San Diego Union-Tribune, Burbridge said, “I think the original guys have been talking. We’ll see what happens.” He also talked about being open to reprising his role in the band, saying, “Oh, yeah, I’m always waiting for that call… Gregg (Allman) texted us not long ago, saying: ‘Hey, maybe we should start thinking about getting something together in 2017.’ I said: Hey, man, I’m here! Holler at me!’”When we spoke to Burbridge earlier this year, “There’s PLENTY of time left for an ABB tour. We’ll see what happens. I’m game for it. Playing in both bands in the same year would certainly be cool. Never think your best days are behind you.”Considering that Derek Trucks and Gregg Allman performed together just last night, it seems anything is possible. Then again, Trucks and Warren Haynes both pushed for the end of the ABB to work on their own projects, so perhaps a reformed Allman Brothers would have a different lineup from the one that toured throughout the 2000s. Only time will tell.
Beloved band Vulfpeck continues to impress with their modern funk sound, and have recently been rolling out videos in support of their 2015 release, Thrill Of The Arts. After sharing their first-ever polished video of “Back Pocket,” the band returns to a familiar grainy form with a fun in-studio video of their track “Conscious Club (Instrumental).”Though the video looks to be shot on a cell phone camera, there’s no shortage of great grooves from the song. The four-piece band recruited Richie Rodriguez to sit in for the session, and his contributions can be heard on congas. Jack Stratton, Theo Katzman, Joe Dart, and Woody Goss are all clearly having a great time making this clip!Watch “Conscious Club (Instrumental),” streaming below.
Jam scene favorites Dopapod have announced a two-night New Years Run at The Madison Theater in Covington, KY on December 30th and 31st. Aqueous will open the show on Friday night, the first night of the run, while Consider the Source will serve as support on New Year’s Eve. The 2016-2017 run marks the first time that Dopapod will be ringing in the new year outside the Northeast. Covington, being just over the river from Cincinnati, is centrally located at the corner of Ohio, Indiana, and Kentucky.Keyboardist/vocalist Eli Winderman elaborates, “The Ohio, Indy, Kentucky area has long held a special place in our hearts. We wanted to switch things up this year to keep the celebratory spirit fresh. The last three years in Worcester, MA have all been purely magical. We figure to preserve that, let’s take it to another region that has also always embraced and made us feel at home.” For tickets and more information, head here.In the last two months, the quartet made festival appearances at both Werk Out and Resonance Music Festivals. The latter included a very special tribute to Pink Floyd. Most recently, the band was a fixture of last weekend’s Catskill Chill lineup, performing a full band set as well as various collaborations and themed shows Roosevelt Collier, members of Turkuaz, and more.The New Years Run will come on the heels of Dopapod’s upcoming extensive co-headlining fall tour with Pigeons Playing Ping Pong presented by Live For Live Music. Head here to find out when this incredible one-two punch is coming to a city near you, and stay tuned for exclusive content from both bands on the road.If you’re a fan of Dopapod, come check out Rob Compa, Eli Winderman, and many more at Brooklyn Comes Alive on October 22nd! This one-day festival brings together once-in-a-lifetime collaborations by members of your favorite bands. This year’s artist lineup includes Joe Russo (Joe Russo’s Almost Dead), Oteil Burbridge (Allman Brothers/Dead & Company), Marc Brownstein (The Disco Biscuits), Aron Magner (Disco Biscuits), John Medeski (Medeski Martin & Wood), Jason Hann (The String Cheese Incident), Adam Deitch (Lettuce/Break Science), Robert Walter (Greyboy Allstars/Mike Gordon), Scott Metzger (Joe Russo’s Almost Dead), Kofi Burbridge (Tedeschi Trucks Band), Alan Evans (Soulive), Neal Evans (Soulive/Lettuce), Adam Smirnoff (Lettuce), Roosevelt Collier, Michael League (Snarky Puppy), Skerik, Reed Mathis, Holly Bowling, and many more, as well as special showcase sets from RIPE and Organ Freeman. The event will span three of Brooklyn’s most popular venues — Brooklyn Bowl, The Hall at MP, and Music Hall of Williamsburg — all within a 10 minute walking radius. Visit the event website for the full lineup, and to purchase tickets before they’re all gone!
Load remaining images It’s been a busy few days for guitarist John Mayer! The festivities began last Friday, when Mayer made his debut as a special guest of Joe Russo’s Almost Dead at the Brooklyn Bowl in New York, NY. Watch here. Not only did the guitarist play a full set with Almost Dead, but he stayed in the Big Apple and joined Alicia Keys during her surprise performance in NYC’s Times Square on Sunday night.The guitarist must have immediately jumped on a flight to Los Angeles, because he was spotted at a Bob Weir concert at the famed Wiltern Theatre last night. Weir has been on the road supporting his new release Blue Mountain, treating fans to a selection of new cowboy-themed originals and classics from the Grateful Dead catalog. As Mayer had been playing said classics all summer long with Dead & Company, his appearance last night was a real treat for those in attendance.Mayer emerged during the second set, lending a hand on a rockin’ version of “Jack Straw.” The sit in marked three consecutive surprise appearances from Mayer in four days, as well as the first time that Mayer and Steve Kimock have shared the stage. Mayer continued on to play “Morning Dew” and “I Know You Rider,” with Matt Berninger of The National emerging to sing vocals on the two songs.After “Rider” ended the second set, Bob Weir returned and performed a solo acoustic rendition of “Ki-Yi Bossie” from his new album. He then welcomed back his entire band, as well as Mayer and Berninger, to close out the show with two more beautiful songs: “Peggy-O” and “Ripple.”Watch some of the musical magic below.Jack StrawMorning Dew > I Know You RiderPeggy-ORippleThe full setlist can be seen below, as well as a gallery featuring Bob Weir courtesy of photographer Steve Rose (unfortunately photographer restrictions did not allow for images to be taken at the end of the night.) Weir will head across the country and perform in Upper Darby tomorrow night, October 12th.Setlist: Bob Weir at Wiltern Theatre, Los Angeles, CA – 10/10/16Set I: KC Moan (solo), Loose Lucy (solo), Blue Mountain (solo), Cottonwood Lullaby, Lay My Lily Down, Only a River, Ghost Towns, El Paso, GonesvilleSet II: Me and My Uncle, Jack-a-Roe, West L.A. Fadeaway, Jack Straw*, Morning Dew*^, I Know You Rider *^E: Ki-Yi Bossie (solo), Peggy-O *^, Ripple *^[Setlist via Bill Batson]
Last Thursday, Joe Russo’s Almost Dead made its highly anticipated headlining debut at the legendary Red Rocks Amphitheatre in Morrison, Colorado. Almost Dead’s Red Rocks performance has been a long time coming. The group composed of Joe Russo, Marco Benevento, Tom Hamilton, Scott Metzger, and Dave Dreiwitz was initially supposed to make their first headlining appearance at the famed Colorado venue at the end of April, though unfavorable weather forced their show to be moved indoors to the 1st Bank Center and prompted their Red Rocks date to be rescheduled for later in the summer. Unfortunately, bassist Dave Dreiwitz was on tour with Ween and unavailable for the new date, though the Grateful Dead-inspired ensemble found a worthy replacement in Dead & Company bassist Oteil Burbridge. After many months of anticipation, Almost Dead certainly did not disappoint for their headlining Red Rocks show, putting on a truly exemplary performance for the sold-out crowd that also saw the group heavily tease Phish, ahead of the Vermont quartet’s annual three-night run at Dick’s Sporting Good Park that started the following day. It was an exceptional Labor Day long weekend for music fans in Colorado, that is for sure.Joe Russo’s Almost Dead Makes A Grand, Phish-Laced Red Rocks Debut With Oteil Burbridge [Video/Photo]The Joe Russo’s Almost Dead set with Oteil Burbridge truly proved the mastery needed to keep up with the founding members, as the band continuously weaved together their reimagined Grateful Dead tunes with out-of-left-field surprises, like James Brown, Doug E. Fresh and Slick Rick, Michael Jackson, King Curtis, Phish, and Allman Brothers teases throughout. Oteil Burbridge contributed his vocals throughout the night, and took lead on “Box of Rain,” which also featured an “Uncle John’s Band” section. Keeping on the train of untraditional musicianship, Joe Russo’s Almost Dead kept the fire alive in their headlining debut performance at Red Rocks Amphitheatre, and it will forever be remembered for such. For a Grateful Dead “cover band”– though we all know Joe Russo’s Almost Dead is so much more than that–to headline and sell out a venue of that size that the Grateful Dead have played countless times, is a very big deal. Read our in-depth review of the performance and see our full gallery here.Thanks to Todd R for the recording, you can listen to the show via JamBuzz below:You can also see the full setlist below, courtesy of Peter Costello.Setlist: Joe Russo’s Almost Dead | Red Rocks Amphitheatre | Morrison, CO | 8/31/2017Set One: Jam -> Here Comes Sunshine @ > Ruben & Cherise -> Jam -> Mama Tried, New Speedway Boogie # -> Music Never Stopped Reprise -> New Speedway Jam -> Music Never Stopped Jam -> Dancing In The Streets $ -> New Speedway Reprise % -> Box Of Rain ^ (OB), He’s Gone & -> Truckin’ -> Born Cross Eyed JamSet Two: Jack Straw > Feel Like A Stranger * -> Harry Hood Jam + -> China Cat Sunflower -> The Eleven -> The Wheel @@ -> There Is A Mountain ## > I Know You Rider, Greatest Story Ever Told $$, Morning DewEncore: We Bid You Goodnight %%@ – With a “Sex Machine” (James Brown) Tease (MB), a “La Di Da Di” (Doug E. Fresh and Slick Rick) Tease (MB)# – Unfinished$ – With Music Never Stopped Teases (TH), an unknown Tease (MB), New Speedway Teases & lyrics, a “Memphis Soul Stew” (King Curtis) Tease (OB), “Don’t Stop Til You Get Enough (Michael Jackson) Teases (SM & MB).% – First split New Speedway^ – With an Uncle John’s Band Tease (Band)& – With Truckin & Tennessee Jed Teases (TH) & a “Humdinger” (WOLF) tease (SM) – I think* – Unfinished+ – Instrumental, incomplete version of a Phish Cover (No lyrics were sung), First Time Played By Almost Dead.@@ – First verse sung in 11, with an “In With the In Crowd” (Ramsey Lewis) Jam, a “Bathtub Gin” (Phish) Tease (MB)## – Donovan Cover, Instrumental with 2 choruses only sung, First Time Played By Almost Dead. Basis for the Allman Bros “Mountain Jam” but closer to the original Donovan version.$$ – With a “Night in Tunisia” (Dizzy Gillespie) Jam, an Estimated Prophet Tease (TH) & a “Stash” (Phish) Tease (SM)%% – A cappella at their positions with vocal mics, not at the front of the stage[Photo by Bill McAlaine]
String Cheese Incident & Beats Antique CollaborationSetlist: String Cheese Incident | Suwannee Hulaween at Spirit Of The Suwannee Music Park | Live Oak, FL | 10/27/2017Set One: Colorado Bluebird Sky, Search > Valley of the Jig, These Waves > Djibouti Bump > Rhythm of the Road > Sirens, Nothing But FlowersSet Two: Howard, Close Your Eyes > Black Clouds, Sweet Spot, Wake Up > Way Back Home > BeYOUtiful, Untitled Beats Antique collab[Cover Photo: Aaron Bradley] Suwannee Hulaween hosts and founders The String Cheese Incident brought the house down at the Spirit Of The Suwannee Music Park last night with two particularly jam-heavy sets. Greeted by thousands and thousands of costumed Hulaween revelers, the boys tore into their dual sets, offering the characteristic high energy and commitment the band has become known for. Backed by one of the best light shows they’ve ever had on their side, String Cheese Incident dazed and amazed the crowd with a sense-shattering display of power and joy.Mike Gordon Joins The Benevento Russo Duo At Hulaween [Full Video]Live For Live Music has two exclusive clips from last night’s revelatory second set. The first contains the band’s massive combination of “Close Your Eyes” into “Black Clouds”, which fell after Cheese’s set-opening rendition of “Howard”. Clocking in at just under the 30-minute mark, String Cheese Incident gave the songs the proper treatment, savoring the transition between the two numbers.Greensky Bluegrass Dedicates 20-Minute “Bring Out Your Dead” To EDM Fan At HulaweenThe second exclusive clip shows String Cheese Incident’s set-closing co-collaboration with Beats Antique. To close out the first day of Hulaween, the Colorado-born jam giants teamed with the world-fusion electronic group for String Cheese Incident’s debut of their Middle East-inspired co-collaboration with Beats Antique. With Beats Antiques’ belly dancer and percussionist Zoe Jakes front and center, the song served as a perfect ending to begin to close out the first day of Hulaween. Take a look and listen for yourself below!String Cheese Incident, “Close Your Eyes” > “Black Clouds”