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Listen To Keller Williams Cover Phish, Grateful Dead With KWahtro In Vermont

first_imgKeller Williams has been rocking it with his newest creation, the quartet known as KWahtro. Backed by Danton Boller, Rodney Holmes, and Gibb Droll, Williams is able to let loose and explore on some of his own classics and some choice covers. The group hit the renowned Higher Ground venue in Burlington, VT last Friday, February 26th, playing an exciting show to a packed house.Opening with “Freeker By The Speaker,” Williams made time for versions of Grateful Dead’s “Bird Song” and Phish’s “Birds of a Feather” for a little bird-themed medley. “Best Feeling,” his collaborative track with String Cheese Incident, was also on the setlist, as well as many of his original tunes like “Turtle In The Front Row” and “Kiwi And Apricot.”Setlist: Keller Williams’ KWahtro at Higher Ground, Burlington, VT – 2/26/16Set: Freeker By The Speaker*^# > Jam^# > Bird Song > Birds Jam > Birds Of A Feathre > Ripped Six Pack > Cheaper, Heartbeat, Kiwi And Apricot > Baby Mama > In The Middle > Best Feeling, Open-Close > Drum Solo > Turtle In The Front Row > Victory Song > Buena > Breathe > The Drop > BreatheEncore: Doobie In My Pocket > Sidewalk* Keller Whistles Andy Griffith Theme Song^ Run Like An Antelope Teases# Bird Song Teaseslast_img read more

Eric Krasno Band To Play With Phil Lesh, Marco Benevento & More Throughout Fall Tour

first_imgThe Eric Krasno Band has announced a healthy dose of Fall tour dates, which will see the Soulive/Lettuce guitarist take his solo act out on the road in support of his latest effort Blood From A Stone. The line-up features bassist Alex Chakour, drummer Eric Kalb, keyboardist DeShawn Alexander, rhythm guitarist Danny Mayer and backing vocalist Mary Corso.The group will play this evening at NYC’s SummerStage with Vulfpeck and Lawrence, and the Fall tour will begin proper on October 7th at San Francisco’s Brick & Mortar, followed by a pair of performances at Terrapin Crossroads with special guest Phil Lesh. Throughout the tour, on select dates, Krasno will be joined by Marco Benevento, Doyle Bramhall II, Dumpstaphunk, and The London Souls. For a complete list of dates, check below.Eric Krasno Takes His Music In New Directions On Blood From A Stone [Review]Listen to Eric Krasno croon on the first single off Blood From A Stone, “Waiting On Your Love”:Eric Krasno Band Fall Tour DatesSeptember 7 – New York, NY – SummerStage #October 7 – San Francisco, CA – Brick & MortarOctober 8 – San Rafael, CA – Terrapin Crossroads ##October 9 – San Rafael, CA – Terrapin Crossroads ##October 18 – Richmond, VA – The Broadberry *October 19 – Raleigh, NC – Lincoln Theatre *October 20 – Atlanta, GA – Terminal West *October 21 – Asheville, NC – New Mountain *October 22 – Charleston, SC – Pour House *October 27 – Cincinnati, OH – Live from the LudlowOctober 28 – Columbus, OH – Woodlands TavernOctober 29 – Chicago, IL – Martyrs **November 1 – Annapolis, MD – Rams Head ^November 2 – Washington, DC – Hamilton ^November 3 – Asbury Park, NJ – Stone PonyNovember 4 – Ardmore, PA – Ardmore Music Hall ^November 5 – Hartford, CT – Arch Street TavernNovember 18 – Austin, TX – Antone’s +November 19 – Austin, TX – Antone’s +November 20 – Houston, TX – Warehouse Live +# w/ Vulfpeck, Lawrence## w/ Phil Lesh*with Marco Benevento**with The London Souls^with Doyle Bramhall II+with Dumpstaphunklast_img read more

Phish Will Appear On “The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon” Tonight

first_imgUpdate 4:30 PM 10/4/16 – Phish has confirmed that they will be playing a song from Big Boat in their social media update on this news. See below:Gear up, Phish fans; the promotional circuit for Big Boat is upon us. With the band officially releasing the new album this Friday, they have announced that they will stop by The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon on Monday, October 10th. The appearance comes a mere four days before the band hits Charleston, SC to kick off their fall tour.We’re excited for Phish on The Tonight Show, and so is the show’s crew! Check out Phish’s last appearance on the show, when they performed the self-titled track from their 2014 album Fuego, as well as a video of the Tonight Show crew going wild for the Phish from Vermont.video courtesy of YouTube user Dennis Phillipsvideo courtesy of YouTube user tictacbklast_img read more

Genius Producer Remixes Beastie Boys Tracks With Only Daft Punk Samples [Listen]

first_imgIt’s true, Beastie Boys and Daft Punk really do belong together. That’s what Daft Science is all about, as Canadian producer Coins has put together an eight-track album of Beastie Boys remixes using only samples from Daft Punk. Coins was able to strip down Daft Punk songs and use those elements to accentuate famed Beastie Boys tracks, like “Check It Out” and “No Sleep Til Brooklyn.”Though the album was released a couple years ago, it recently picked up a following of intrigued and impressed listeners on the Daft Punk Reddit page. Now that Daft Science is starting to go viral, we wanted to share this great creation with you! It’s also free to download and stream, so get ready to get funky.Listen to the Beastie Boys/Daft Punk remix album Daft Science by Coins, streaming below.<a href=”http://coinsmakeyoudance.bandcamp.com/album/daft-science”>Daft Science by Coins</a>[H/T Dancing Astronaut]last_img read more

All-Star Musicians Come Together For The 40th Anniversary Of “The Last Waltz”

first_imgForty years ago, an all star group of musicians got together to celebrate the final performance of The Band. They called it The Last Waltz, which quickly became one of the greatest live shows, and subsequently one of the greatest concert films, of all time. The show has been recreated many times over since its 1976 debut, but the 40th anniversary has certainly inspired a whole new host of The Last Waltz celebrations.Earlier in the year, Bob Weir, Dr. John, Lucinda Williams and more were on hand for a Last Waltz celebration. Another celebration took place in Colorado last weekend, with Paul Hoffman leading a beautiful version of “Forever Young” (Watch here). Last night, it was The Capitol Theatre’s turn to host, and they put together an astounding lineup that featured Phosphorescent, Nels Cline, Jeff Chimenti, Scott Metzger, Sam Cohen, Natalie Prass, Joe Russo, Dave Dreiwitz, and so many more!Fortunately, Sean Roche was on hand to collect videos from this one-of-a-kind showcase. Take a look at his footage below.last_img read more

10 Things To Do In NYC Before Phish’s Four Shows At Madison Square Garden

first_imgFor more information on the pre-Phish shows mentioned in this article, head the official Phish After Parties website. 10. The BreslinApril Bloomfield’s gastropub experience, located at the Ace Hotel, provides one of the most unique dining experiences in the area around the Garden. The place is famous for it’s Lamb Burger, but the entire menu is interesting from top to bottom. The Breslin boasts a great list of beers and cocktails, and any restaurant that has an entire menu dedicated to puddings is at least worth consideration. It’s almost here! Phish‘s annual New Year’s Eve run is fast approaching, with night one coming up tomorrow. With so much to do in New York City, it can be overwhelming to figure out what to do while on your way to Madison Square Garden. Well, fear not, as we have put together an essential list of pre-show suggestions, with everything from concerts, restaurants, and sightseeing that’s guaranteed to provide some proper pre-show fun. There’s a little something for everyone in here, so make sure to check it out and get a better idea of what to do before Phish hits that famous MSG stage at 8:00pm each evening.Without further adieu, here’s our list of the top things to do in NYC pre-Phish during the New Year’s Run!1. PhanArtPhanArt has become one of the most reliable pre-show hangs in the Phish scene. The fan-made-art event series is your go-to place to enjoy art centered around Phish, the Grateful Dead, Umphrey’s McGee, The Disco Biscuits and more of your favorite bands. PhanArt is perfect for the hardcore art collector as well as the casual browser and is a perfect place to meet your friends pre-show this NYE run. This year, PhanArt is putting on two events, one at the Hotel Penn, located across the street from Madison Square Garden on 12/29, and another event at American Beauty NYC on 12/30, located just two blocks away from MSG and which will feature two sets of music from up-and-coming jam band Formula 5. Access to both PhanArt events is 100% free!2. The Pennsy NYCThe Pennsy is a new-ish food court located on the ground floor of Madison Square Garden, just outside the main entrance of the venue. It features an eclectic collection of established food vendors, with plenty of variety available to match your food interest. The Pennsy has attracted go-to NYC food icons like Mario Batali and Mary Giuliani, Pat LaFrieda, and Marc Forgione to create a unique food court experience. There are options for meat lovers and vegetarians, with an emphasis on fresh food and fast casual dining. There’s a pretty vibrant bar scene at The Pennsy and there’s always music blasting, making it a perfect place to grab a quick drink and a delicious quick bite before heading inside to rage with Phish.3. Holly BowlingAt this point, Holly Bowling needs no introduction. Her gorgeous, swirling covers of Phish and the Grateful Dead have shown a different and more intricate side to the music we all love. There is simply nothing like hearing a classical piano mashup of “Fly Famous Mockingbird” and “Bird Song”, and that’s just the tip of the iceberg when it comes to Bowling’s musical prowess. Bowling will bring her unique covers to The Cutting Room for two pre-shows on 12/30 and 12/31, giving you two chances to catch this awesome presentation of Phish and Dead songs. Bowling will be paying tribute to Phish’s Billy Breathes on 12/30, which is celebrating its 20th anniversary this year.Holly Bowling performing “Fly Famous Mockingbird” at The Cutting Room on 8/18/20154. The High LineThe High Line has become one of the best tourist attractions in New York City in recent years. Spanning from the Gansevoort Street to 34th Street on the city’s West Side, it provides unparalleled views of the Hudson River, unique perspectives of the city’s famous skyscrapers, and a variety of art and plant life to explore. The park essentially cuts through the city’s skyline, and it ends just a few short blocks away from Madison Square Garden. It may be cold, but if the weather is right and the sun is shining, there is no better place to explore pre-show than the High Line.5. Dead SessionsThe Dead Sessions collective brings the purest Grateful Dead energy possible to every show. They are a rotating cast of musical characters that make it their job to pay tribute to the Dead in the best possible way. You never know who might show up to play with the Dead Sessions band, which will be playing a pre-party and a post-Phish late night show at American Beauty NYC on 12/29.Watch Dead Sessions perform a full set at The Port City Music Hall in Portland, Maine on 5/2/146. Madison Square Garden-Area BarsMadison Square Garden is the premier event center in New York City, and as a result, it is surrounded by quality bars that are perfect for pre-show hangs. Stout, American Whiskey, Blarney Stone Pub, Blarney Rock Pub, and Feile are just a few examples of the many watering holes in the area of MSG. The bars around the Garden will be slammed each night before Phish takes the stage, and many of the bars usually play Phish music and DVDs to satisfy the masses of phans that descend on the area each night. American Beauty NYC will also be open pre-show every day, with their front bar open to the public, even if you don’t want to see any live music.7. Keens SteakhouseKeens Steakhouse is a New York City classic. Open since 1885, the famous steakhouse is home to the largest collection of smoking pipes in the world. Formerly the home of the “Pipe Club”, everyone from Albert Einstein to Babe Ruth and President Theodore Roosevelt were members, and their pipes, as well as thousands of others, still adorn the ceiling of this old-fashioned establishment. Keens is also famous for their excellent cuts of meat; specifically, the Mutton Chop has been a favorite at the restaurant since the 1930s. The place is a true relic of the past, and, if you can take the hit to your wallet, it’s worth checking out. It’s located only a few short blocks away from Madison Square Garden and makes for an awesome pre-show meal experience. Fun fact: there’s a shrine to Abraham Lincoln at Keens!8. The Empire State BuildingWhat’s more NYC than the Empire State Building? Arguably the most iconic building in the city (possibly the world?), the Empire State Building’s Observation Deck boasts unbeatable views of the impressive New York City skyline. The lines may be long, and it may be a bit touristy, but if you haven’t been to the top of the Empire State Building, it’s worth doing at least once in your life.9. Stella Blue’s BandSince their formation in 2009, the Stella Blues Band has been crushing the Grateful Dead cover band circuit. Given the first residency at Garcia’s at the Capitol Theater, they have showcased a vibrant ability to channel the Dead. The band creates one of the most reliable Dead experiences in the scene, and they will be providing the ultimate pre-show entertainment at American Beauty NYC on 12/31.Stella Blue’s Band performing “Scarlet Begonias” > “Slipknot!” > “Franklin’s Tower” at Brooklyn Bowl on 2/4/2015last_img read more

The New Funk Music Hall Of Fame Is Now Open In Dayton, OH

first_imgAt long last, funk music and its history will now be celebrated with an official museum. Yesterday, the Dayton Daily News, reported that the Funk Music Hall of Fame & Exhibition Center has officially cleared its permits and approvals from the city of Dayton, and is now set to open for business.Dayton has come to be known as the “Land of the Funk” due to the city’s unusually prolific output of influential funk music. As writer Scot Brown explains in the 2008 book The Funk Era and Beyond: New Perspectives on Black Popular Culture, “Although funk during its peak years—roughly 1975 to the early 1980s—had regionally specific styles and forms of expression, a disproportionately large number of funk bands recording with major labels came from Dayton: Ohio Players (Westbound and Mercury), Slave (Cotillion/Atlantic), Lakeside (Solar), Roger and Zapp (Warner Bros.), Sun (Capitol), Faze-O (S.H.E./Atlantic), Platypus (Casablanca), Dayton (Liberty), Shadow (Elektra), Junie (Westbound and CBS), and Heatwave (Epic). Additionally, there were countless Dayton bands that did not attain recording contracts but maintained a local following. In spite of these developments, scholarly acknowledgement of Dayton as a funk epicenter is only beginning to emerge.”Watch “8 Dayton Acts You Should Give A Funk About” via the Dayton Daily News:As Museum President David R. Webb told the local Dayton paper, “I am in tears. This has been a long time coming. This is real emotional, right.” The museum has publicly been in the works for about three years, but has been a longtime dream of Webb and several other fans of funk. It was initially slated to open in March of this year, but faced various unexpected delays.Sign The Petition To Include Funk Music As A Category For The GRAMMYsThe new museum is set to honor the style’s greatest proponents and contributors, like Bootsy Collins, who hails from nearby Cincinnati, OH: The center, located at 113 E. Third St. in downtown Dayton’s Fire Blocks District, will have its grand opening in late January or February, according to Webb, but will be open to visitors effective immediately. Hours posted on the door are Monday to Wednesday by appointment only and 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Thursday to Saturday. A suggested $5 donation will be requested per visitor. You can preview some photos of the new museum here.Those interested in tours should call 937-837-4441 or visit thefunkcenter.org.[via Dayton Daily News]last_img read more

Watch Midnight North Emulate CSNY At Brooklyn Comes Alive

first_imgCalifornia’s Midnight North brought a warm breeze from the sixties and seventies into the two-day Brooklyn Comes Alive Festival earlier this year with their outstanding tribute to Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young. Their sound is already reminiscent of the era thanks to their throwback style and their incredible harmonies, however, the choice of material truly brought these similarities to the forefront. Midnight North made a conscious decision to embrace the harmonies that they have perfected as an ensemble, and it allowed them to showcase their loaded set of skills while paying homage to one of the greatest groups of singer/songwriters to ever exist.Grahame Lesh talks new album and famous surname.Helping set the tone for the weekend to come, Midnight North was only the second band to hit the stage at Schimanki, which, alongside the Music Hall of Williamsburg and the world famous Brooklyn Bowl, was one of the three host venues for Brooklyn Comes Alive. The spirit behind the event–to take music and musicians out of their comfort zone and to find new ways to look at their onstage configurations and material–was a perfect fit for Midnight North, and they took on the challenging task of re-creating one of rock’s greatest songbooks. Emulating the instantly recognizable harmonies of CSNY was daunting, but Midnight North had all the tools on hand to do the job.Watch Phil Lesh, Bob Weir and members of Twiddle join together to jam it out, family style.The band is fronted by Grahame Lesh, son of Phil Lesh, but Midnight North is not a one-man show by any means. Lesh is joined by Elliott Peck on guitar and vocals, and Alex Jordan reigns over the organ. Connor O’Sullivan plays a jack-of-all-trades role, trading off bass and mandolin to help bring the beloved tunes to life. From rockers like “Ohio” to Breathlessly hushed sing-alongs like “Helplessly Hoping”, Midnight North provided a heartfelt emulation of the CSNY catalog that stood as a testament to the spirit of the original materialCheck out the magic Midnight North made below with videos of Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young classics “Ohio”, “Woodstock”, “Teach Your Children”, “Helplessly Hoping”, “Almost Cut My Hair”, “Free Man In Paris”, & “Carry On”.“Ohio”“Woodstock”“Teach Your Children”“Helplessly Hoping”“Almost Cut My Hair”“Free Man In Paris”“Carry On”last_img read more

Vulfpeck’s Cory Wong Releases Hilariously Deadpan Video On How To Be A Successful Smooth Jazz Artist [Watch]

first_imgCory Wong is quickly becoming one of our favorite guitarists in the live music scene. A frequent collaborator with fan-favorite minimalist funk ensemble, Vulfpeck, Wong is known for his pristine and rhythmically-oriented lead guitar style, his animated performances, and his charming onstage demeanor. Outside of Vulfpeck, the guitarist keeps himself busy with his work with Vulfpeck spin-off The Fearless Flyers as well as his own solo career touring with the Cory Wong Band.However, listening to Wong and seeing him perform live, it’s clear how much he and his Vulfpeck bandmates have in common. Outside of their funk-focused musical sensibilities, Wong shares Jack Stratton and company’s deadpan sense of humor, crowd-pleasing retro proclivities, often intentionally cheesy aesthetic. In a recently released video, Wong showcases his deadpan leanings, offering up throwback green screen-style video on what it takes to be successful in the wild world of smooth jazz.Pulling from Cory Wong’s monologues during his live shows with the Cory Wong Band, the guitarist has expanded on his poker-faced spiel on the Dave Koz Cruise. Titled “An ethnographic study into the top 3 ways to make a successful contemporary jazz artist in the 21st century,” the video finds Wong rocking a new ‘stache and explaining how exactly to appeal to the “smooth jazz crowd.” A self-proclaimed “Internet ethnomusicologist,” in the video, Wong walks fans through the three necessary and obvious traits of any prosperous smooth-jazz musician: a mustache, white pants, and gold jewelry.Chockful of amazing one-liners, you can check out Cory Wong’s hilarious new video below. If you’re liking what you see, luckily for us, the video is marketed as “Episode 1” in a new series dubbed “Extreme Smooth Jazz Makeover,” so here’s to hoping we’ll be seeing more from the famed Internet ethnomusicologist. Plus, Wong will be releasing his new solo album, The Optimist, on August 17th. For more information on the new album, head here. For a full list of upcoming tour dates, head to Cory’s website.Cory Wong – “An ethnographic study into the top 3 ways to make a successful contemporary jazz artist in the 21st century”last_img read more