Bonnaroo Cinema To Screen Classic David Bowie And Prince Movies, Lettuce Documentary

first_imgWith Bonnaroo only a month away, we can’t help but feel the anticipation for one of the most exciting events of festival season. Aside from a stacked lineup that includes headlining sets from Dead & Company, Pearl Jam and LCD Soundsystem, Bonnaroo offers a number of various entertainment options. Among them: Bonnaroo Cinema.The movies being screened at this year’s festival are truly special, as two of them are specifically tributes to their late leading actors. Purple Rain, Prince’s famed 1984 semi-biographical movie about The Kid, is featured among the movie listings, as is Labyrinth, starring the late great David Bowie. Both films feature plenty of musical numbers, providing an optimal environment to sing along with the classics.Other films include the new David Byrne documentary, Contemporary Color, featuring ten incredible color guard teams at the Barclay Center in Brooklyn, NY, synchronized to live performances from St. Vincent, Lucius, Nelly Furtado and more. There’s also a tribute to Les Paul, and a live Lord Huron documentary.Of course, the selection that really caught our eye from this list is Let Us Play, the documentary that chronicles the funk titans, Lettuce. The film premiered with an incredible response earlier this year, and Lettuce will not only be at Bonnaroo to perform, but they’ll host a Q&A after the documentary screening as well. If you can’t make it to the screening, be sure to watch the full documentary here!You can check out Bonnaroo’s full movie lineup here.last_img read more

Tedeschi Trucks Band Confirms Dates For 2017 Beacon Theatre Residency In NYC

first_imgExtended Tedeschi Trucks Band residencies at New York City’s Beacon Theatre have becoming something of a tradition over the years, much like they were for the Allman Brothers Band before they called it quits in 2014–with a final performance at The Beacon.Enjoy Full Audio From All Six Fall 2016 Tedeschi Trucks Band Shows At The Beacon TheatreToday, the Derek Trucks and Susan Tedeschi-led 12-piece has announced the dates for their 7th annual Beacon Theatre residency, set to take place this fall. The six-show run will include a pair of weekend stay (Friday, October 6th & Saturday, October 7th; Friday, October 13th & Saturday October 14th) with a two-night mid-week run between them (Tuesday, October 10th & Wednesday, October 11th).According to the announcement, more details about the run will be revealed next Monday, May 8th.last_img read more

Turkuaz To Perform Special Phish After Party In NYC

first_imgLive For Live Music Phish Baker’s Dozen Run Late-Night ShowsJuly 21 – The Werks @ American Beauty (tix)July 21 – The Motet @ BB King Blues Club (tix)July 20, 21, & 22 – Twiddle @ Irving Plaza (tix) *July 22 – The Werks @ American Beauty (tix)July 22 – Circles Around The Sun @ Gramercy Theatre (SOLD OUT)July 23 – Circles Around The Sun (early brunch show) @ Brooklyn Bowl (tix) #July 25 – Turkuaz @ Irving Plaza (tix) *July 28 – Dopapod @ Gramercy Theater (tix) *July 28 – James Brown Dance Party – 2 Shows @ Highline Ballroom (early tix/late tix) *July 29 – Dopapod @ Gramercy Theatre (tix) *July 29 – Perpetual Groove @ BB King Blues Club (tix)Aug 2 – Matisyahu @ The Cutting Room (tix) *Aug 3 – Greensky Bluegrass w/ Marco Benevento @ Ford Amphitheatre At Coney Island Boardwalk (tix) **Aug 4 –  “Kraz & Taz” – Eric Krasno Band w/ Brandon “Taz” Niederauer Band @ The Cutting Room (tix)Aug 5 –  Spafford @ BB King Blues Club (SOLD OUT)* (L4LM & CEG Presents)**(L4LM & Live Nation Presents)# (L4LM & Brooklyn Bowl Presents) The Baker’s Dozen run is less than two months away, and Phish fans have been handed an eclectic variety of late night shows to help them party into the wee hours of the morning. With thirteen shows at Madison Square Garden and a seemingly endless supply of late night options on the horizon, choosing late night plans have never been more complicated. Well, allow us to simplify things, as a can’t-miss show has just been added to the calendar.Brooklyn power-funk masters Turkuaz will join the fray for a very special late night show at Irving Plaza on Tuesday, July 25th. The band has been rising through the ranks over the past few years, making a name for themselves as they’ve crisscrossed the country, bringing their tight and polished sound to clubs and festivals nationwide. The band, who spent their early years making a name for themselves at the beloved venue Brooklyn Bowl, have already made a huge impact in 2017, having crushed a national tour with support from Organ Freeman, dominated Jazz Fest with two shows with moe., and turned in an incredible performance at the beloved venue Red Rocks as part of Lettuce’s Rage Rocks event. Now, the band will bring their tour-tested live show back to NYC for an intimate post-Phish late night performance for the ages. See below for full info on this funky late night show with Turkuaz!CEG & L4LM Pres. A Phish After-Party with…TurkuazVenue: Irving PlazaTuesday, July 25, 2017Doors: 11:00pmShow: 11:59pmTickets: $26 advance GA / $28 day of show GA / $45 VIP**Buy Tickets Here** Enter To Win A Pair Of Tickets:last_img read more

Phishin’ With Dopapod: Skipping Graduation For SPAC To Cure The Alumni Blues

first_imgPhish’s Baker’s Dozen run is quickly approaching. As is tradition for summer tour, there will be an enormous amount of talent surrounding the entertainment with pre- and post-shows galore. Phish’s thirteen nights at Madison Square Garden will be no different, as Live For Live Music plans to take over New York City with over a dozen shows of our own.L4LM’s Official Guide To Phish Baker’s Dozen Late NightsAs the shenanigans approach, we’ll be discussing Phish with a number of artists who will be in town performing some of these late-night shows. So far, we interviewed Matisyahu, Craig Brodhead from Turkuaz, Ryan Jalbert from The Motet, Brock Butler and Matt McDonald of Perpetual Groove, Ryan Dempsey from Twiddle, Jake Goldberg and Chris Houser from The Werks, and Adam Chase from The James Brown Dance Party. In the sixth installment of our “Phishin’ With” series, drummer Neal “Fro” Evans and guitarist Rob Compa describe their relationship with the band Phish ahead of Dopapod’s shows at Gramercy Theatre on 7/28 (tix) and 7/29 (tix).Dopapod has been on a tear this year after band members Eli Winderman, Rob Compa, and Chuck Jones reunited with their original drummer Neal “Fro” Evans to bring their exciting live show to increasingly rabid crowds of fans at venues up and down the northeast. With two nights of post-Phish throw downs lined up in NYC, fans can expect the adventurous quartet’s patented mix of funky originals, impressive jams, and precise musicianship as they descend on the Gramercy Theater during the second weekend of Phish’s run.Read below to find about two totally different perspectives on Phish from Rob Compa and Neal “Fro” Evans.Live For Live Music: Tell us about your first Phish concert experience.Rob Compa: My first Phish show was at SPAC in 2004. I actually skipped my high school graduation to go to the show with my friend. My Dad was super cool about it and even drove us there from Rochester, which is about 3 hours away. Everyone knocks that 2004 summer tour, but to this day that first show still stands as the best show I’ve ever seen them play. They opened with Reba, and it was super cool to have that be my first Phish song to have seen live. They also played a mammoth, legendary Piper that spanned about 35 minutes and did a really cool segue into Gotta Jiboo.Neal “Fro” Evans: The first time I saw phish was at Fenway in Boston in like 2009 or something. I wasn’t really interested in going but I ended up riding my bike down to the area to scope the scene. I was expecting a mad lot scene but it turned out that everyone got tickets and were inside the show! I rode around the field a few times and this one guy came up to me and said, “Hey, you’re Brian on the bike with the tickets, right?” I said, “Na man, my name is Neal.” He said “Suuuuuuuuuuure man, I gotcha. So anyways, can I get a ticket?” He finally seemed to accept that I was not in fact Brian and then we moved on. I saw him on the other side of the park and he waved at me and yelled, “Yo Brian!” All this time riding around the field I was thinking, “Hey this band sounds pretty good, maybe I’ll go in.” I was half expecting to find the proverbial Brian anyway and maybe he’d give me some ten dollar ticket or something… Nope, just bought one at the box office. So when I got inside, it was set break. I ended up walking around and found a bunch of friends and hung out with them for the rest of the night. The show was pretty cool, honestly the sound was a little better and more epic outside the park than inside. They had a cool light show and everyone seemed to have a really good time. Go Phish!L4LM: How would you describe the music of Phish?RC: Oh jeez…. It’s so hard. You can’t just say “They’re a rock band.” Throughout the decades they’ve proved that they’re whatever kind of band they feel like being, even on a minute to minute basis. Maybe I’ll just pick a few words that describe them really well. Adventurous. Versatile. Fun. Progressive. Unique. Improvisational. Spontaneous.NFE: Phish plays great american rock and roll combined with gentle compositional parts similar to classical music. The vibe is what really gets people in there, in my opinion. Its very pleasant most of the time and is a good roller coaster of high energy, smooth chill groove, and audience participation.L4LM: How many Phish shows have you seen?RC: I’m not sure…. maybe like 15-18? I don’t keep count.NFE: 2L4LM: Do you have a favorite show, or most memorable experience?RC: My first show is definitely my favorite. I’ve never seen a band and its crowd be so connected as that night. Especially set 2. Everyone was so unbelievably excited to be there given that we all knew it would be their “last” tour. And they kept us in the palms of their hands for every last second. It was absolute magic.A close second is their reunion show in 2009. To be in the room when they came out and opened with Fluffhead still gives me goosebumps when I think about it. It was really special and deeply emotional for everyone there. This video is the closest thing I’ve found to capturing that the excitement of that moment.NFE: The first one, at Fenway. It was my first show and it was my first time at Fenway. I’ll never forget that.L4LM: What are two of your favorite Phish songs?RC: Just two?!?! Hmmmm… Chalkdust Torture (particulary the 7.10.99 LivePhish 08 version). The greatest however many minutes of group improvisation I’ve ever heard. Punch You in the Eye was definitely my first favorite Phish song. I used to jam along to the Bittersweet Motel version thats in the bonus scenes. That show is even from my hometown, Rochester NY. And I finally got to see it live at Deer Creek last summer. Only took 12 years!!!NFE: I know Possum, and I’ve heard that Divided Sky is a really good one.L4LM: What’s the wildest thing you’ve ever seen at a Phish show?RC: I haven’t seen too many crazy antics, crowd wise. Although, one time at one of Trey’s shows in Boston, a security guard saw me putting on chap stick and thought I was taking a hit of weed. He kicked me out of the show. I was stone sober. I hadn’t even had a beer. The show had only been going on for about 20 minutes. It was at the Orpheum. So, yeah… I don’t go there anymore.NFE: One time they all stopped playing their instruments and did this like twenty minute long vocal jam. It was totally rad. Enter To Win A Pair Of Tickets To Dopapod At Gramercy Theatre 7/28 or 7/29!,Phish’s Baker’s Dozen run is quickly approaching. As is tradition for summer tour, there will be an enormous amount of talent surrounding the entertainment with pre- and post-shows galore. Phish’s thirteen nights at Madison Square Garden will be no different, as Live For Live Music plans to take over New York City with over a dozen shows of our own.L4LM’s Official Guide To Phish Baker’s Dozen Late NightsAs the shenanigans approach, we’ll be discussing Phish with a number of artists who will be in town performing some of these late-night shows. So far, we interviewed Matisyahu, Craig Brodhead from Turkuaz, Ryan Jalbert from The Motet, Brock Butler and Matt McDonald of Perpetual Groove, Ryan Dempsey from Twiddle, Jake Goldberg and Chris Houser from The Werks, and Adam Chase from The James Brown Dance Party. In the sixth installment of our “Phishin’ With” series, drummer Neal “Fro” Evans and guitarist Rob Compa describe their relationship with the band Phish ahead of Dopapod’s shows at Gramercy Theatre on 7/28 (tix) and 7/29 (tix).Dopapod has been on a tear this year after band members Eli Winderman, Rob Compa, and Chuck Jones reunited with their original drummer Neal “Fro” Evans to bring their exciting live show to increasingly rabid crowds of fans at venues up and down the northeast. With two nights of post-Phish throw downs lined up in NYC, fans can expect the adventurous quartet’s patented mix of funky originals, impressive jams, and precise musicianship as they descend on the Gramercy Theater during the second weekend of Phish’s run.Read below to find about two totally different perspectives on Phish from Rob Compa and Neal “Fro” Evans.Live For Live Music: Tell us about your first Phish concert experience.Rob Compa: My first Phish show was at SPAC in 2004. I actually skipped my high school graduation to go to the show with my friend. My Dad was super cool about it and even drove us there from Rochester, which is about 3 hours away. Everyone knocks that 2004 summer tour, but to this day that first show still stands as the best show I’ve ever seen them play. They opened with Reba, and it was super cool to have that be my first Phish song to have seen live. They also played a mammoth, legendary Piper that spanned about 35 minutes and did a really cool segue into Gotta Jiboo.Neal “Fro” Evans: The first time I saw phish was at Fenway in Boston in like 2009 or something. I wasn’t really interested in going but I ended up riding my bike down to the area to scope the scene. I was expecting a mad lot scene but it turned out that everyone got tickets and were inside the show! I rode around the field a few times and this one guy came up to me and said, “Hey, you’re Brian on the bike with the tickets, right?” I said, “Na man, my name is Neal.” He said “Suuuuuuuuuuure man, I gotcha. So anyways, can I get a ticket?” He finally seemed to accept that I was not in fact Brian and then we moved on. I saw him on the other side of the park and he waved at me and yelled, “Yo Brian!” All this time riding around the field I was thinking, “Hey this band sounds pretty good, maybe I’ll go in.” I was half expecting to find the proverbial Brian anyway and maybe he’d give me some ten dollar ticket or something… Nope, just bought one at the box office. So when I got inside, it was set break. I ended up walking around and found a bunch of friends and hung out with them for the rest of the night. The show was pretty cool, honestly the sound was a little better and more epic outside the park than inside. They had a cool light show and everyone seemed to have a really good time. Go Phish!L4LM: How would you describe the music of Phish?RC: Oh jeez…. It’s so hard. You can’t just say “They’re a rock band.” Throughout the decades they’ve proved that they’re whatever kind of band they feel like being, even on a minute to minute basis. Maybe I’ll just pick a few words that describe them really well. Adventurous. Versatile. Fun. Progressive. Unique. Improvisational. Spontaneous.NFE: Phish plays great american rock and roll combined with gentle compositional parts similar to classical music. The vibe is what really gets people in there, in my opinion. Its very pleasant most of the time and is a good roller coaster of high energy, smooth chill groove, and audience participation.L4LM: How many Phish shows have you seen?RC: I’m not sure…. maybe like 15-18? I don’t keep count.NFE: 2L4LM: Do you have a favorite show, or most memorable experience?RC: My first show is definitely my favorite. I’ve never seen a band and its crowd be so connected as that night. Especially set 2. Everyone was so unbelievably excited to be there given that we all knew it would be their “last” tour. And they kept us in the palms of their hands for every last second. It was absolute magic.A close second is their reunion show in 2009. To be in the room when they came out and opened with Fluffhead still gives me goosebumps when I think about it. It was really special and deeply emotional for everyone there. This video is the closest thing I’ve found to capturing that the excitement of that moment.NFE: The first one, at Fenway. It was my first show and it was my first time at Fenway. I’ll never forget that.L4LM: What are two of your favorite Phish songs?RC: Just two?!?! Hmmmm… Chalkdust Torture (particulary the 7.10.99 LivePhish 08 version). The greatest however many minutes of group improvisation I’ve ever heard. Punch You in the Eye was definitely my first favorite Phish song. I used to jam along to the Bittersweet Motel version thats in the bonus scenes. That show is even from my hometown, Rochester NY. And I finally got to see it live at Deer Creek last summer. Only took 12 years!!!NFE: I know Possum, and I’ve heard that Divided Sky is a really good one.L4LM: What’s the wildest thing you’ve ever seen at a Phish show?RC: I haven’t seen too many crazy antics, crowd wise. Although, one time at one of Trey’s shows in Boston, a security guard saw me putting on chap stick and thought I was taking a hit of weed. He kicked me out of the show. I was stone sober. I hadn’t even had a beer. The show had only been going on for about 20 minutes. It was at the Orpheum. So, yeah… I don’t go there anymore.NFE: One time they all stopped playing their instruments and did this like twenty minute long vocal jam. It was totally rad. If you’re heading to New York for Phish’s 13-night Baker’s Dozen run at Madison Square Garden, don’t miss all the incredible late night shows going on in the City during the run! Check out Our Official Guide To Baker’s Dozen Late-Nights for all the info.Live For Live Music Phish Baker’s Dozen Run Late-Night ShowsJuly 21 – The Werks @ American Beauty (tix)July 21 – The Motet @ BB King Blues Club (tix)July 20, 21, & 22 – Twiddle @ Irving Plaza (tix) *July 22 – The Werks @ American Beauty (tix)July 22 – Circles Around The Sun @ Gramercy Theatre (SOLD OUT)July 23 – Circles Around The Sun (early brunch show) @ Brooklyn Bowl (tix) #July 25 – Turkuaz at Irving Plaza (tix) *July 28 – Dopapod @ Gramercy Theater (tix) *July 28 – James Brown Dance Party  – 2 Shows @ Highline Ballroom (early tix/late tix) *July 29 – Dopapod @ Gramercy Theater (tix) *July 29 – Perpetual Groove @ BB King Blues Club (tix)Aug 2 – Matisyahu @ The Cutting Room (tix) *Aug 3 – Greensky Bluegrass w/ Marco Benevento @ Ford Amphitheatre At Coney Island Boardwalk (tix) **Aug 4 –  “Kraz & Taz” – Eric Krasno Band w/ Brandon “Taz” Niederauer Band @ The Cutting Room (tix)Aug 5 –  Spafford @ BB King Blues Club (tix)* (L4LM & CEG Presents)**(L4LM & Live Nation Presents)# (L4LM & Brooklyn Bowl Presents) If you’re heading to New York for Phish’s 13-night Baker’s Dozen run at Madison Square Garden, don’t miss all the incredible late night shows going on in the City during the run! Check out Our Official Guide To Baker’s Dozen Late-Nights for all the info.Live For Live Music Phish Baker’s Dozen Run Late-Night ShowsJuly 21 – The Werks @ American Beauty (tix)July 21 – The Motet @ BB King Blues Club (tix)July 20, 21, & 22 – Twiddle @ Irving Plaza (tix) *July 22 – The Werks @ American Beauty (tix)July 22 – Circles Around The Sun @ Gramercy Theatre (SOLD OUT)July 23 – Circles Around The Sun (early brunch show) @ Brooklyn Bowl (tix) #July 25 – Turkuaz at Irving Plaza (tix) *July 28 – Dopapod @ Gramercy Theater (tix) *July 28 – James Brown Dance Party  – 2 Shows @ Highline Ballroom (early tix/late tix) *July 29 – Dopapod @ Gramercy Theater (tix) *July 29 – Perpetual Groove @ BB King Blues Club (tix)Aug 2 – Matisyahu @ The Cutting Room (tix) *Aug 3 – Greensky Bluegrass w/ Marco Benevento @ Ford Amphitheatre At Coney Island Boardwalk (tix) **Aug 4 –  “Kraz & Taz” – Eric Krasno Band w/ Brandon “Taz” Niederauer Band @ The Cutting Room (tix)Aug 5 –  Spafford @ BB King Blues Club (tix)* (L4LM & CEG Presents)**(L4LM & Live Nation Presents)# (L4LM & Brooklyn Bowl Presents) Enter To Win A Pair Of Tickets To Dopapod At Gramercy Theatre 7/28 or 7/29!last_img read more

The Late Frank Zappa Will Tour In 2018 As A Hologram

first_imgToday, a premier live music hologram production company, Eyellusion, announced that it’s working with the Zappa Family Trust to create a new touring performance featuring hologram performances of the iconic and eccentric musician, Frank Zappa. Dubbed Frank Zappa – Back On The Road: The Hologram Tour, production for the performances begin later in 2017, with the show dates to be announced later in 2018.Dweezil Zappa Releases New Song With Frank Zappa 1977 SoloIn a press release, Ahmet Zappa, co-Trustee of the Zappa Family Trust noted that artists such as Steve Vai, Ian Underwood, Adrian Belew, Arthur Barrow, Vinnie Colaiuta, Scott Thunes, Mike Keneally, Denny Walley, Warren Cuccurullo, and Napoleon Murphy Brock “are committed to being part of this epic endeavor . . . [and] were excited at the prospect of performing alongside Frank once again.” Ahmet also stated that this new hologram program will feature Frank Zappa playing both his most well-known music in addition to rare and unheard material. He continued, “But if that wasn’t enough Zappa coolness, we’re also planning on staging Joe’s Garage The Musical with none other than Frank Zappa himself starring as the Central Scrutinizer.”In the press release, Ahmet Zappa also queried, “How radical would it be to . . .  to see Dweezil [Zappa] side by side with our father playing dueling guitar solos?,” later noting that seeing Dweezil and Moon Unit performing once again alongside their father “would be my greatest wish.” The statement is interesting given the murky familial politics of the Zappa Family Trust. In August of 2016, Rolling Stone detailed the drama amongst Frank Zappa’s children as they fight for control of the Zappa Family Trust following the legendary musician’s death in 1993.Dweezil Zappa Jams On Frank Zappa, Allman Brothers, & AC/DC With Jimmy Kimmel House Band [Watch]Ahmet and Diva Zappa took over control of the trust in 2015 following the death of their mother, Gail Zappa. In the time since, there has been a highly publicized battle between the Zappa Family Trust and Dweezil Zappa, eventually causing Dweezil Zappa’s touring project—then Zappa Plays Zappa—to change its name to Dweezil Zappa Plays Frank Zappa, creating further rifts about merchandising, and inspiring the name of Dweezil’s 2016 Cease And Desist tour.At this point, it is still unclear whether Dweezil and Moon Unit are onboard with the upcoming Frank Zappa hologram show that the Zappa Family Trust has approved. It also brings into question whether Ahmet Zappa’s statement about his dream of seeing Dweezil play alongside their father is an extension of the olive branch during this contentious family feud or another tactic to undercut Dweezil’s own tour, which the family trust feels relies on Frank Zappa’s name too heavily, and potentially illegally.Regardless of whether the other siblings will be involved in the hologram tour, the show is bound to be an interesting one. As Diva Zappa said in this morning’s press release, “Frank was an innovator and his art transcended so many different mediums. He left behind such an extensive body of work and we want to celebrate his music with really creative and unique live hologram productions that will introduce his music to a new generation of fans and let so many that enjoyed his music when he was alive experience it again. We have had this idea for many years and after meeting with the team at Eyellusion, we knew that they were the right partner to make it a reality.”Stay tuned for more information about Frank Zappa – Back On The Road: The Hologram Tour, including tour dates and further lineup announcements, on Zappa.com.last_img read more

Levitate Music Festival Adds Spafford To Complete 2018 Lineup

first_imgLevitate Music & Arts Festival has officially completed their artist lineup for 2018, and just as in previous years, it offers one of the festival season’s most enticing lineups so far. The two-day festival, set to take place July 7th and 8th in Marshfield, MA, will feature performances from Trey Anastasio Band, The Head And The Heart, Slightly Stoopid, Rebelution, Lake Street Dive, Stick Figure, Greensky Bluegrass, Stephen Marley, Ripe, Twiddle, Xavier Rudd, Turkuaz, Robert Randolph & The Family Band, The Suffers, Jon And Roy, Samantha Fish, New Kingston, West End Blend, The Elovators, Quadrafunk, The Quins, and more.Today, Levitate Music & Arts Festival completes their 2018 lineup with Arizona-based four-piece Spafford, who is in the midst of a meteoric rise within the jam scene, taking over airwaves on Sirius XM’s Jam_On and recently scheduled for a landmark performance at Madison Square Garden during the NY Knicks vs Miami Heat game.In addition to this slate of artists, which includes some of the best acts the jam, reggae, bluegrass, funk, and soul worlds have to offer, Levitate will host a “Mihali & Friends Community Jam” led by Mihali Savoulidis of Twiddle. Considering the wealth of fantastic musicians in this year’s Levitate “Community,” this jam session is sure to be something special.More information about Levitate Music Festival can be found via their website, and tickets are currently available to the public.last_img read more

John Prine Teams Up With Sturgill Simpson, Brandi Carlile On ‘Colbert’ [Watch]

first_imgLast night’s episode of The Late Show with Stephen Colbert featured a meeting of the generations when legendary country music singer-songwriter John Prine welcomed modern country mavericks Sturgill Simpson and Brandi Carlile to join him for a tune. The pair helped Prine out on “Summer’s End”, a new tune from Prine’s latest album, Tree of Forgiveness.John Prine with Sturgill Simpson & Brandi Carlile – “Summer’s End”As previously reported, Tree of Forgiveness was released today—April 13th—and marks Prine’s first full-length album of new original material in 13 years. The album was produced by Dave Cobb, the man behind Simpson and Carlile’s most recent records. Tree of Forgiveness also marks Prine’s first release since 2016, when he joined forces with a talented array of female artists like Susan Tedeschi, Lee Ann Womack, Alison Krauss, Miranda Lambert, and Kacey Musgraves on the duets album For Better, or Worse.last_img read more

Listen To Asleep At The Wheel And The Avett Brothers’ New Song Honoring Willie Nelson

first_imgGoing 48 years strong, American country legends and ten-time Grammy winners Asleep At The Wheel, along with Seth and Scott Avett, frontmen and founders of the Avett Brothers, have released a new single honoring the king of country himself, Willie Nelson. The song’s title, “Willie Got There First”, says it all.“Willie Got There First” is a playful and comical ode to the 85-year-old touring behemoth, written by Scott Avett. Avett cleverly meshed references to a number of Willie Nelson’s treasured songs and albums, giving America’s beloved pothead-activist a huge pat on the back and even comparing Nelson to a “Renassaince master.” Joining the already star-studded lineup on the track are longtime Nelson collaborators Bobbie Nelson, Willie’s older sister, and harmonica wizard Mickey Raphael.“Willie Got There First” is slated to be the final track on Asleep At The Wheel’s new album, New Routes, an 11-song collection. Going into the studio for the first time in over a decade, the band is excited to release their upcoming album September 14th. Amidst a nationwide tour, Asleep At The Wheel heads to Bell’s Eccentric Cafe in Kalamazoo, Michigan, tonight.Listen to Asleep At The Wheel’s “Willie Got There First” featuring Seth and Scott Avett below.For a full list of Asleep At The Wheel’s upcoming tour dates and ticket information head to the band’s website.[H/T RollingStone]last_img read more

Santana Releases New Single, “Yo Me Lo Merezco”, Off Of Forthcoming Album [Listen]

first_imgLegendary jazz and rock guitarist Carlos Santana is gearing up to release a new LP, Africa Speaks, due out on June 7th via Concord Records. The Rick Rubin-produced Africa Speaks marks Santana’s first full-length release since 2017’s The Power Of Peace, a collaborative effort with The Isley Brothers, as well as Santana’s wife and touring partner Cindy Blackman Santana.Following the release of the album’s lead single, “Los Invisibles”, featuring Spanish vocalist Buika, Santana has shared a new single also featuring Buika, “Yo Me Lo Merezco”. Listen to Santana’s new tune “Yo Me Lo Merezco” below:Santana ft. Buika – “Yo Me Lo Merezco”[Audio: Santana]Fans can head here to pre-order Santana’s forthcoming Africa Speaks LP.This summer, Santana will hit the road in celebration of the 20th anniversary of his Grammy-winning album, Supernatural, and the 50th anniversary of his monumental performance at Woodstock. The Supernatural Now tour will span 29 dates over three months, and will feature support by The Doobie Brothers. Additionally, Santana will play 23 shows through November at Las Vegas, NV’s House of Blues at Mandalay Bay.Check out a list of Santana’s extensive 2019 tour dates below, and head to his website for ticketing and more information.Carlos Santana 2019 Tour Dates:May 17 – House of Blues at Mandalay Bay – Las Vegas, NVMay 18 – House of Blues at Mandalay Bay – Las Vegas, NVMay 19 – House of Blues at Mandalay Bay – Las Vegas, NVMay 22 – House of Blues at Mandalay Bay – Las Vegas, NVMay 24 – House of Blues at Mandalay Bay – Las Vegas, NVMay 25 – House of Blues at Mandalay Bay – Las Vegas, NVMay 26 – House of Blues at Mandalay Bay – Las Vegas, NVSep 18 – House of Blues at Mandalay Bay – Las Vegas, NVSep 20 – House of Blues at Mandalay Bay – Las Vegas, NVSep 21 – House of Blues at Mandalay Bay – Las Vegas, NVSep 22 – House of Blues at Mandalay Bay – Las Vegas, NVSep 25 – House of Blues at Mandalay Bay – Las Vegas, NVSep 27 – House of Blues at Mandalay Bay – Las Vegas, NVSep 28 – House of Blues at Mandalay Bay – Las Vegas, NVSep 29 – House of Blues at Mandalay Bay – Las Vegas, NVOct 30 – House of Blues at Mandalay Bay – Las Vegas, NVNov 1 – House of Blues at Mandalay Bay – Las Vegas, NVNov 2 – House of Blues at Mandalay Bay – Las Vegas, NVNov 3 – House of Blues at Mandalay Bay – Las Vegas, NVNov 6 – House of Blues at Mandalay Bay – Las Vegas, NVNov 8 – House of Blues at Mandalay Bay – Las Vegas, NVNov 9 – House of Blues at Mandalay Bay – Las Vegas, NVNov 10 – House of Blues at Mandalay Bay – Las Vegas, NVView Tour DatesSantana / The Doobie Brothers 2019 Tour Dates:June 22 – Phoenix, AZ @ Ak-Chin PavilionJune 23 – San Diego, CA @ North Island Credit Union AmphitheatreJune 24 – Los Angeles, CA @ Hollywood BowlJune 26 – Mountain View, CA @ Shoreline AmphitheatreJune 27 – Wheatland, CA @ Toyota AmphitheatreJune 29 – Seattle, WA @ White River AmphitheatreJune 30 – Portland, OR @ Sunlight Supply AmphitheaterJuly 2 – Salt Lake City, UT @ USANA AmphitheatreJuly 3 – Denver, CO @ Pepsi CenterJuly 6 – Dallas, TX @ Dos Equis PavilionJuly 9 – Austin, TX @ Austin360 AmphitheaterJuly 11 – Kansas City, MO – Sprint CenterJuly 12 – St. Louis, MO @ Hollywood Casino AmphitheatreAugust 3 – St. Paul, MN @ Xcel Energy CenterAugust 4 – Chicago, IL @ Hollywood Casino AmphitheatreAugust 6 – Toronto, ON @ Budweiser StageAugust 7 – Cleveland, OH @ Blossom Music CenterAugust 9 – Indianapolis, IN @ Ruoff Home Mortgage Music CenterAugust 10 – Cincinnati, OH @ Riverbend Music CenterAugust 11 – Detroit, MI @ DTE Energy Music TheatreAugust 13 – Charlotte, NC @ PNC Music PavilionAugust 14 – Washington, DC @ Jiffy Lube LiveAugust 16 – Darien Center, NY @ Darien Lake AmphitheaterAugust 18 – Holmdel, NJ @ PNC Bank Arts CenterAugust 20 – Boston, MA @ Xfinity CenterAugust 21 – Hartford, CT @ XFINITY TheatreAugust 23 – Saratoga, NY @ Saratoga Performing Arts CenterAugust 24 – Camden, NJ @ BB&T PavilionAugust 25 – Wantagh, NY @ Northwell Health at Jones Beach TheaterView Tour Dateslast_img read more

Remembering John Kahn, Jerry Garcia’s Main “Un-Dead” Collaborator, On The Anniversary Of His Death [Videos]

first_imgTwenty-three years ago today, Jerry Garcia‘s longtime bassist and collaborator John Kahn died in his sleep after suffering a heart attack at the age of 48. Kahn’s sudden, untimely death came less than a year after Garcia’s own tragic passing.Few people have lived a life as interesting as Kahn’s. Born in Memphis, TN in 1947, John Kahn was adopted at birth by a pair of Los Angeles agents. He grew up in Beverly Hills, CA surrounded by the Hollywood elite, and was babysat as a child by a young Marilyn Monroe as she began to pursue her acting career. As his widow, Linda Kahn, noted in a 2017 Reddit AMA, “It’s not a rumour, she was a babysitter. John’s dad tried to get her a contract with all the studios to no avail so he instead hired her as a babysitter.”John Kahn began to take piano and music theory lessons by the time he was 5 years old. Following the death of his father at a young age, he was mentored by acclaimed violinist Mischa Elman, his father’s cousin. As Linda noted in her AMA, “Mischa helped John. He saw the musical prodigy in John and got him into playing and theory.”Kahn had earned a reputation as a talented jazz guitarist by the time he enrolled at Beverly Hills High School, and made the switch to double bass during his junior year. After a brief stint at USC, he transferred to San Francisco Conservatory of Music, where he was greeted head-on by the burgeoning Haight-Ashbury counterculture scene.It was there that Kahn linked up with Garcia for the first time while working with various influential blues and folk artists as an in-demand session musician. He wound up joining a new jazz-rock ensemble surrounding Garcia and organist Howard Wales and helped them record 1971’s Hooteroll? Kahn once again joined Garcia—this time on acoustic bass—when he hit the road with bluegrass supergroup Old and in the Way. Below, listen to Jerry and John play as an acoustic duo at Oregon State Prison on May 5th, 1982 via YouTube user LongStrangeTrip710:Jerry Garcia & John Kahn – “Rueben and Cherise”Kahn played on all of Garcia’s various collaborations with organist Merl Saunders, from Saunders/Garcia Band to Legion of Mary and beyond. He started Reconstruction with Saunders and company to occupy himself while Jerry was busy with the Dead, and Jerry naturally joined up as their lead guitarist once again while the Dead were on their late-’70s hiatus. John Kahn was the low-end backbone around which the Jerry Garcia Band eventually evolved. Watch Jerry Garcia, John Khan and company perform Bob Dylan‘s “Tangled Up In Blue” in 1977 below:Jerry Garcia Band – Tangled Up In Blue[Video: Grateful Dead on MV]Kahn also played in additional limited side projects with his longtime friend and collaborator. Watch him play bass with Garcia and Bob Weir at a rare San Francisco trio performance on December 17th, 1987 below:Jerry Garcia, Bob Weir, & John Kahn – Full Show Video – 12/17/87He continued to collaborate with Garcia up until his death in 1995 and was the only player besides Jerry himself who remained a staple of the ever-fluctuating Garcia solo lineup. With his untimely death following Jerry’s on this day in 1996, Kahn became yet another piece of the Garcia legacy that was gone way too soon.Rest in peace, John Kahn.[Originally published 5/30/18]last_img read more