Monthly ArchiveMarch 2021

Video: Fantasy Showdown — Bristol

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Freekbass Remixes Funky ‘Milkhunt’ Track With Members Of P-Funk [Premiere]

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first_imgBeloved bassist Freekbass has a whole new jam, as he’s teamed up with some incredibly funky musicians to form the ultimate power funk trio. With keyboardist Razor Sharp Johnson and drummer Rico Lewis in tow, Freekbass’s recruitment of two longtime members of the Parliament-Funkadelic family has only propelled the bassist’s music into the ether.The only problem is that Freekbass’s recently released album, CINCINNATI, didn’t feature the two funk icons. Naturally, with a new video in the works for the track “Milkhunt,” the band went back to the studio to remix the audio properly. You can stream the new jam below:Speaking about the new project, Freekbass tells us, “Since the album was released on Ropeadope a few months ago keyboardist Razor Sharp Johnson from P-Funk and Bootsy’s Rubberband has started touring with me, and added a whole new dimension to the song with his Funk. So we went back into the studio and had him lay down all of the parts he is doing live, and Producer of the album, Duane Lundy, remixed the song including Razor’s parts and some new bass-breaks, and other sonic moves.”The new release comes ahead of an exciting video for the track, directed by Team HiHo. The group is known for their otherworldly videos, and have collaborated with Freekbass in the past. We could explain it, but you’re best off checking out their work on the 2014 Freekbass track, “Mama’s Like A Cowboy.”Freekbass has a number of exciting tour dates coming up as part of his trio, including a date at American Beauty in NYC on May 28th. You can find more Freekbass info on his official website.last_img read more

The Grateful Dead Was Featured In A Clue On Tonight’s Jeopardy! Episode

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first_img“What is The Grateful Dead?”If you were a contestant on tonight’s episode of Jeopardy!, you would have won some money by saying that phrase. In a category called “Endlessly Rocking,” the show featured the following clue:Nice to see that jam bands are still being represented on Jeopardy! A few have made their way onto the show before, including Phish, Widespread Panic, and more.last_img

PHOTOS: Matisyahu At Brooklyn Bowl Las Vegas, 11/12/17

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first_imgMatisyahu | Brooklyn Bowl | Las Vegas, NV | 11/12/2017 | Photo: Erik Kabik Load remaining images On Sunday evening, rapper and beatboxer Matisyahu tore up Brooklyn Bowl Las Vegas with a characteristically fiery performance. Currently, Matisyahu is in the midst of his extensive fall tour, with Sunday’s performance marking the beginnings of the tour’s west coast leg—until the end of November, Matisyahu will be performing across California, Oregon, and Washington, before landing in Colorado in the beginning of December.Spafford Welcomes Matisyahu During Wild ‘Lion King’ Halloween Show [Video/Photo]Check out photos from last night’s performance at Brooklyn Bowl Las Vegas below, courtesy of photographer Erik Kabik.last_img read more

Major Rager Augusta To Host George Clinton & P-Funk, James Brown Band, & Taz

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first_imgThe Major Rager has been going down for five years in Augusta, Georgia, coinciding with the kickoff of the annual Masters Golf Tournament at Augusta National Golf Course every April—the first Major Championship each summer. Today, The Major Rager Augusta announced its lineup for this year, with scheduled performances by George Clinton & Parliament-Funkadelic and the James Brown Band featuring a number of special guests on Friday, April 6th, 2018. In 2018, the event has also invited the young guitar prodigy Brandon “Taz” Niederauer to serve as artist-at-large.The Major Rager Brings The Flaming Lips, Moon Taxi, & Eric Krasno Band To The Green [Videos]Tickets are available on Friday, January 12th at 10 a.m. (EST) at TheMajorRager.com & FWBpro.com. With a tiered ticketing system, early-bird pricing expires on Friday, January 25th, at 10 a.m., so make sure to snag your tickets quickly before they rise in pricing. Furthermore, in keeping with the golf theme of the event, The Major Rager will also be offering “FORE!” packs, which allow attendees to buy a four-pack of tickets at a discounted price. Plus, in addition to these main performances at Augusta Common in downtown Augusta, GA, the event will also host Everyone Orchestra for an official late-night afterparty.last_img read more

Float Fest, Music And Tubing Festival, Announces Tame Impala, Bassnectar, Snoop, Modest Mouse, & More

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first_imgFloat Fest is an outdoor camping music festival that will take place at Cool River Ranch in Martindale, Texas, on July 21st and 22nd. The festival is set apart by the fact that it also serves as a tubing event, inviting 20,000 music fans daily to take the opportunity to float down the San Marcos River during its two days.For its fifth year in 2018, Float Fest boasts a truly impressive artist lineup as well, tapping Tame Impala, Bassnectar, Snoop Dog, Modest Mouse, Run The Jewels, Lil Wayne, Glass Animals, Toadies, Cashmere Cat, White Denim, Preservation Hall Jazz Band, Com Truise, The Suffers, and more for performances.With Tame Impala heading the lineup, Float Fest marks the third announced appearance the massively popular Australian psych-rock act will be making this year in addition to headlining at Chicago’s Pitchfork Music Festival and California’s Desert Daze. The group last performed in the United States when the band headlined the Panorama Music Festival in New York City last July. The Australian rockers’ set marked only their second U.S. date of the year, which made sense considering they planned to take a bit of a hiatus in 2017.This year, Float Fest has expanded its capacity after an embattled back-and-forth with Guadalupe County officials. While the festival originally requested a permit for 30,000 fans daily, the two parties eventually settled on 20,000 after locals complained about the influx of traffic to the area as well as waste and noise left by attendees. In response, Float Fest founder Marcus Federman and his attorney filed a 150-page safety and traffic plan detailing how the large-scale festival plans to deal with parking control, waste management, and the distribution of 120 police officers. The plan also shared past efforts to ensure the San Marcos River isn’t unduly affected—over the past three years, the festival has spent $10,000 on mesh bags for floaters to use as trash bags in addition to crews cleaning the river during and after the event.As Federman shared with Community Impact, a local news source, “I hope the commissioners would agree and acknowledge that it’s been a different permitting process this year. … What we put in here will be followed to a T, and if it’s not, it’ll be with everybody’s knowledge and acceptance.”For more information on Float Fest and to purchase tickets, you can head over to the festival’s website here.[H/T Pollstar]last_img read more

PHOTOS: Cory Wong Hits The Hi-Fi In Indianapolis

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first_imgLoad remaining images Last night, Cory Wong (Vulfpeck, The Fearless Flyers) continued his ongoing tour with a performance at The Hi-Fi in Indianapolis, IN featuring support from Cody Fry. The current tour comes in support of Wong’s new solo album, The Optimist, released earlier this month.As the album’s announcement press release pondered,Why The Optimist? At age 16, after suffering a concussive head injury, Wong had been told he had two weeks to live. Or maybe he would be fine. The doctors honestly weren’t sure why his right arm kept going numb, but following a month-and-a-half of visits and tests and second opinions, their best guess was that he had a blood clot with the potential to reach his brain at any moment. If that happened, death would be nearly instantaneous. … Wong survived, of course, and while his symptoms eventually faded away, the relentlessly defiant brand of optimism he cultivated that summer never did. In fact, nearly two decades later, it forms the bedrock of his ecstatic new album, The Optimist. Recorded in spontaneous sessions with a series of all-star lineups, the collection showcases both Wong’s prodigious instrumental virtuosity and his broad emotional reach. The songs are profoundly funky, infectiously joyful, and as playful as they are peerless. Paired with his quirky music videos, the tracks feel retro and futuristic all at once. At a time of bitter political strife and deep cultural divisions, Wong has crafted something truly unifying: an album that delights in the pleasures of human connection and revels in the limitless possibility of artistic collaboration.You can listen to The Optimist below, and learn more about the time-pressed creation of the album and its serendipitous list of contributors here.Cory Wong – The Optimist – Full AlbumYou can catch Cory Wong on the road this fall, so check out his tour dates below. For more information on the album or ticketing, head to Cory Wong’s website here.You can check out a gallery of photos from Cory Wong’s Indianapolis performance below courtesy of Phierce Photo by Keith Griner.Cory Wong Upcoming Tour Dates8/25 – Fort Wayne, IN – Two EE’s Winery10/7 – Madrid, Spain – Sala Clamores10/10 – Cologne, Germany – Club Bahnhof Ehrenfeld10/11 – Berlin, Germany – Gretchen10/13 – Den Haag, Netherlands – Mondriaan Jazz Festival10/14 – Stockholm, Sweden – Stockholm Jazz Festival10/16 – Amsterdam, Netherlands – Bitterzoet10/17 – Rotterdam, Netherlands – BIRD10/19 – Zurich, Switzerland – Moods10/20 – Fribourg, Switzerland – La Spirale10/21 – Milan, Italy – Blue Note10/25 – Live Oak, FL – Suwannee Hulaween11/17 – Denver, CO – Ogden TheatreView Upcoming Tour DatesCory Wong w/ Cody Fry | The Hi-Fi | Indianapolis, IN | 8/24/18 | Photos: Keith Grinerlast_img read more

Mike Gordon Digs Further Down At Night 2 In Cambridge

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first_imgOn Friday night, Mike Gordon returned to The Sinclair in Cambridge, MA for the second show of his four-night tour-closing run.After getting started with “Destiny Unbound”, Gordon and his band—comprised of guitarist Scott Murawski, keyboardist/organist Robert Walter, drummer John Kimock, and percussionist Craig Myers—moved into “Pendulum”, off of Gordon’s 2017 OGOGO release. The quintet moved forward with a rocking cover of Max Creek‘s “Jones”, which smoothly segued into “Ether”, a dreamy number off of Gordon’s 2014 Overstep release. With Mike laying down some colossal bass bombs, the band dove into the second OGOGO tune of the night, “Marissa”, followed by a full-throttle take on “Normal Phoebe”.  The set-closing “Normal Phoebe” ignited an all out dance party in the shoulder-to-shoulder sold-out Cambridge club.Following a brief setbreak, Mike Gordon and his bandmates returned to open their second set with a rowdy take on “Let’s Go”, as the amped up crowd sung along. Gordon and company moved forward with “Cruel World”, the second Max Creek cover of the evening, with guitar maestro Scott Murawski putting on a show through a series of explosive solos. Kimock and Myers locked into a tight groove on “Up and Down”, followed by an exploratory “555”. Debuted last week at Gordon’s Jersey City show, the quintet dove into an interesting and unique cover of “When Your Mind’s Made Up”, a tune from the 2007 film and 2011 musical, Once. The tour debut of “Check Your Pepper” came next, followed by a set-closing segue of “Steps” into “Dig Further Down”. When the band reemerged for their encore, Murawski stepped up to take the vocal lead on an electric cover of Talking Head‘s “Cities”.Mike Gordon’s solo tour continues tonight, Saturday, March 23rd, at The Sinclair in Cambridge, MA. For a full list of Mike Gordon’s upcoming tour dates, head here.Setlist: Mike Gordon | The Sinclair | Cambridge, MA | 3/22/2019Set One: Destiny Unbound, Pendulum, Jones > Ether, Marissa > Normal PhoebeSet Two: Let’s Go, Cruel World, Up And Down, 555 -> When Your Mind’s Made Up, Check Your Pepper, Steps > Dig Further DownEncore: Citieslast_img read more

John Mayer Welcomes Ed Sheeran For Two Songs In Tokyo [Video/Photos]

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first_imgJohn Mayer rolled into Tokyo on Wednesday night for the first of two shows at Nippon Budokan in Japan’s capital city to close out his spring Australia/Asia tour. For this performance, Mayer brought out another world-famous pop star for a special collaboration: British singer-songwriter sensation Ed Sheeran.Midway through his second of two sets, Mayer stepped to the microphone to introduce his guest, explaining, “I’ve had a chance to get to know this gentleman fairly well. He’s a lovely, lovely guy, one of the most talented artists I know in my life. And he’s graced us here with his presence tonight. Please welcome my friend, Ed Sheeran.”John Mayer Delivers Chronological Setlist In Bangkok [Video]With both Mayer and Sheeran on guitar, the band moved into a rendition of “Belief” from 2006’s Continuum. After trading verses and harmonizing on the song’s chorus, Mayer told the crowd that they would play one of Ed’s songs now before moving into “Thinking Out Loud”, off Sheeran’s Grammy-nominated 2014 album, x. You can check out a crowd-shot video and photos of the onstage collaboration below:John Mayer with Ed Sheeran – “Belief” (Mayer), “Thinking Out Loud” (Sheeran) – Tokyo, Japan[Video: Hiro Kamei] Following his solo tour closer in Tokyo tonight, April 11th, John Mayer will head back to the States to prepare for Dead & Company‘s 2019 summer tour, which kicks off on May 31st at Shoreline Amphitheatre on May 31st. For a list of Dead & Company’s summer tour dates, head here.[H/T JamBase]last_img read more

Bruce Hornsby & The Noisemakers Perform “Cast-Off” On ‘Kimmel’ [Watch]

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first_imgBruce Hornsby and his band, The Noisemakers, stopped by the Jimmy Kimmel Live! studios on Wednesday to serve as the late-night show’s featured musical guests. For their appearance on the popular talk show, Bruce Hornsby & The Noisemakers treated fans in attendance and viewers watching at home to a performance of “Cast-Off”, one of the tunes featured on the pianist’s latest studio album, Absolute Zero.The band’s performance of the calming ballad opened up beautifully with Hornsby on his baby grand piano while accompanied by his small string section. The song quickly took off but never got too far ahead of itself as each of the six members allows the music to glide along with melodic ease and tranquility. Sadly, Hornsby wasn’t joined by Bon Iver’s Justin Vernon, who appears on the album version of the song, but the band seemed to manage just fine without him. Fans can watch the entire performance from Wednesday’s episode below:Bruce Hornsby & The Noisemakers – “Cast-Off”[Video: Jimmy Kimmel Live!]Absolute Zero arrived last month via Zappo Productions/Thirty Tigers, and features a mix of guest collaborators and musicians including Vernon, yMusic, Robert Hunter, The Staves, Blake Mills, Jack DeJohnette, Sean Carey, and The Orchestra Of St. Hanks.Hornsby and company had been in southern California this past weekend where they performed at the inaugural BeachLife Festival. The band will continue to perform their new material into the summer months with their 2019 tour set to start up again in mid-July with support from Amos Lee and S. Carey.For a full list of tickets to Hornsby’s upcoming performance, head to his website here.last_img read more

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