Month: March 2021
Flight Of The Conchords are back! After taking much of the last few years off, Bret McKenzie and Jemaine Clement will reunite New Zealand’s third best comedy folk duo for a major summer tour schedule. The announcement comes just days after FOTC announced their first performance in the US, a booking at the annual Newport Folk Festival.The tour kicks off in Cleveland, OH on June 11th, with dates all across the country. There’s a performance at Red Rocks Amphitheatre, and a set at NYC’s SummerStage in July as well. Not only that, but a press release confirms that the duo have new material in the works!Check out the full schedule below:Flight of the Conchords 2016 Tour Dates:06/11 – Cleveland, OH @ State Theatre 06/12 – Philadelphia, PA @ Mann Center for Performing Arts 06/13 – Washington, DC @ Wolf Trap Filene Center 06/14 – Columbus, OH @ Palace Theatre 06/16 – Detroit, MI @ Fox Theatre 06/17 – Minneapolis, MN @ Orpheum 06/18 – Milwaukee, WI @ Riverside Theatre 06/19 – Chicago, IL @ Pritzker Pavilion 06/22 – Redmond, WA @ Marymoor Park 06/23 – Vancouver, BC @ Orpheum 06/24 – Portland, OR @ Keller Auditorium 06/27 – San Francisco, CA @ The Masonic 07/01 – Santa Barbara, CA @ Santa Barbara Bowl 07/02 – San Diego, CA @ Cal Coast Credit Union Open Air Theatre 07/03 – Phoenix, AZ @ Comerica Theatre 07/05 – Morrison, CO @ Red Rocks Amphitheatre 07/07 – Kansas City, MO @ Starlight Theatre 07/09 – Austin, TX @ Bass Hall 07/11 – New Orleans, LA @ Saenger Theatre 07/12 – Atlanta, GA @ Chastain Park Amphitheatre 07/14 – Nashville, TN @ Ascend Amphitheater 07/16 – Boca Raton, FL @ Mizner Park Amphitheatre 07/17 – St. Augustine, FL @ St. Augustine Amphitheatre 07/18 – Cary, NC @ Koka Booth Amphitheatre 07/22 – Newport, RI @ Newport Folk Festival 07/23 – Boston, MA @ Blue Hills Bank Pavilion 07/24 – New York, NY @ Central Park Summerstage 07/27 – Los Angeles, CA @ Greek Theatre
The 7th annual Domefest, presented by up-and-coming funk outfit Pigeons Playing Ping Pong, released their initial lineup in January with three nights of Pigeons, plus performances by BIG Something, Splintered Sunlight (Grateful Dead tribute), Aqueous (x2), ELM (x2) and many more.Taking place on Fort Royale Farm in Bedford, PA on May 19-21, the festival has added several more exciting performers, including Consider the Source, The Mantras, McLovins, The Hornitz, Scrambled Greg, and many other rising stars.Tickets and more information can be found via the official Domefest website, and the full lineup can be seen below:Domefest 2016 Full LineupPigeons Playing Ping Pong (x3), Consider the Source, BIG Something, The Mantras, Splintered Sunlight (Grateful Dead tribute), Aqueous (x2), ELM (x2), Broccoli Samurai, McLovins, lespecial, The Hornitz, Mister F, ShwizZ, Vibe & Direct, LITZ, Deaf Scene, Out of the Beardspace, The Jauntee, Strange Machines, Sweet Earth, Puremotion, Mateo Monk, Scrambled Greg, Star City Disco
You don’t need proof to know that Pearl Jam is a well-oiled machine that, on any given night, will bust-out rarities from their back catalog, or a ridiculous cover to add to their already monster setlist that is typically in the realm of 30+ songs each show. Last night, Eddie Vedder and company continued their dominance of the U.S. with a rocker of a show at the Rupp Arena in Lexington, KY last night.Members Of Pearl Jam, Guns N’ Roses And Screaming Trees Form New Supergroup [Listen]With such a massive setlist, you can count on the band playing fan favorites such as “Corduroy”, “Even Flow”, “Daughter”, “Given to Fly”, but also the aformentioned “bust-out”. And last night, Pearl Jam delivered “Education” to the masses, a song that appears on 2003’s Lost Dogs (and originally written and recorded during the Binaural sessions), which hasn’t been played since 2011, and one that Vedder dedicated to all of the teachers and students that were in attendance.Pink Floyd‘s “Comfortably Numb” also had a seat at the table during the first encore. For the second encore the band left the crowd absolutely floored, as the seven songs to end the night included the hits “Black”, “Better Man”, “Alive”, “Baba O’Riley”, and “Yellow Ledbetter” to put a final touch on the night.Pearl Jam with two nights in Philly at Wells Fargo Center this Thursday and Friday, and will head to New York City’s Madison Square Garden on May 1st and 2nd. Check out fan videos for “Comfortably Numb” and “Education” below: Setlist: Pearl Jam at Rupp Arena – Lexington, KY – 4/26/16 Lightning BoltMind Your MannersAnimalWhy GoDeepSatan’s BedElderly Woman Behind the Counter in a Small TownCorduroySirensEducation Even FlowSpin the Black CircleArmy ReserveDaughter 1/2 FullGiven to FlySwallowed WholeLukinRearviewmirrorEncore 1:You’ve Got to Hide Your Love Away Just BreatheThumbing My WayComfortably Numb Do the EvolutionSonic Reducer PorchEncore 2:SmileLeaving Here BlackBetter Man AliveBaba O’Riley Yellow Ledbetter
Last weekend, MarchFourth turned heads at the annual LEAF Festival in Asheville, NC, making a statement against the state’s new bathroom bill by performing a full set in drag. The set came in protest of the new HB2 law, which blatantly discriminates against LGBTQ citizens and their rights.The band is filled with outrageous performers as well, packing the stage with over 20 performers – musicians, dancers, and more – for an incredible musical force. Having that entire crew dress in drag sent a poignant message to state legislators about equality and feeling comfortable with oneself. The show also featured a cover of Prince’s “Purple Rain,” packed into a full 80 minutes of music.Thanks to the I AM AVL team, we can enjoy the musical spectacle that was MarchFourth’s set at LEAF last weekend. Enjoy it below!
Last night, Phil Lesh hosted a special Terrapin All-Stars performance at his own Terrapin Crossroads venue, performing as part of a benefit concert event for Unbroken Chain. The show itself saw Lesh team up with some great musicians, including Anders Osborne, Scott Law, Jason Crosby, Ezra Lipp, and Cochrane McMillan.The one set performance kicked off with a cover of Neil Young’s “Rockin’ In The Free World,” and featured a number of Grateful Dead classics like “Sugaree,” “Brown Eyed Women,” “Eyes of The World,” “Fire On The Mountain,” and the traditional “I Know You Rider.” The set also featured Van Morrison’s “And It Stoned Me,” as well as Rolling Stones’ “Midnight Rambler.” Osborne got a chance to show off his originals as well, with versions of “Wind” and “Burning On The Inside.”For fans of Anders Osborne, be sure to catch him next weekend in New York, NY, when he plays back-to-back performances on June 17th and 18th. Osborne will go acoustic on the first night, and will b e joined by his full electric band on night two. It all goes down at The Hall At MP, and you can find more information here.Listen to the full Phil Lesh & Terrapin All-Stars show below, courtesy of Quinfolk.Setlist: Phil Lesh & Terrapin All-Stars at Terrapin Crossroads, San Rafael, CA – 6/9/16Set: Rockin’ in the Free World ao > Sugaree ao, Brown Eyed Women sl, And It Stoned Me ao, Eyes of the World pl > Midnight Rambler ao, Wind ao > Fire on the Mountain ao, I Know You Rider allEncore: Burning on the Inside ao[Photo by knowuryder/Instagram]
For the last few days, a video has circulated featuring acclaimed saxophonist/producer GRiZ with two gentlemen who appeared to be Daft Punk. Taking place at Burning Man, some fans bought into the hype while others rolled their eyes and said, “not this rumor again…”Here’s the video that was shared by GRiZ, serving to fuel the fires of humorous rumors. For the record, the video has over 1 million views!For the past few years, a rumor about a secret Burning Man Daft Punk performance has permeated through social media. It makes sense, as Burning Man is a sprawling locale and Daft Punk shroud everything they do in mystery. Still, it seemed very unlikely that Daft Punk played at Burning Man. Fortunately, Billboard shed some light on the situation.As it turns out, it was a man by the name of Tucker Gumber (aka The Festival Guy) who set the whole thing up. Gumber had witnessed one of the very first fake Daft Punk performances at Burning Man, and, eager to be in on the joke, he financed some particularly realistic looking costumes for the illusion of a true Daft Punk performance. Gumber then recruited Canadian duo Funk Hunters, who talk enthusiastically about the fake set in a new Billboard feature.Says Nick Middleton of Funk Hunters, “This has been Tucker’s dream forever and as a massive Daft Punk fan I couldn’t think of anything cooler than actually getting to BE daft punk for an hour!” Eyes rolled.Regardless, by all accounts the collaboration between The Funk Hunters and GRiZ was certainly a memorable one. Fortunately, there’s a full audio stream of the set, for anyone interested in pretending they’re listening to Daft Punk.
The Band’s The Last Waltz is arguably one of the greatest recognizable concerts and live albums of all time. On Thanksgiving day of 1976 in San Francisco’s Winterland Ballroom, the group ended their tenure with an all-star cast of musicians, celebrating an enormous musical legacy with one final performance. Throughout the night, The Band hosted musical guests like Bob Dylan, Eric Clapton, Van Morrison, Dr. John, Neil Young, Neil Diamond, Ringo Starr, Emmylou Harris, Joni Mitchell and so many more over the course of the night. Adding to the legacy of The Last Waltz is the accompanying concert footage, as it was captured in documentary form by the great Martin Scorsese and first released in April of 1978.Today, we’ve learned that The Last Waltz will soon be re-released as a massive box set, going deeper into The Band’s final show than ever before. Rhino Records will put out the release in a number of formats, including a remastered two-CD version, four-CD/Blu-ray Deluxe Edition and six-LP Deluxe Edition vinyl on November 11th. That will be followed by a massive four-CD/2-Blu-ray Collector’s Edition on December 9th.The initial Deluxe Edition releases will feature complete concert audio, with rehearsals and outtakes, and the vinyl version will feature 180-gram records in an ornate life-top box. These editions include songs that were not featured in the classic Last Waltz film, including “Furry Sings the Blues” with Joni Mitchell and “All Our Past Times” with Eric Clapton.Meanwhile, the limited Collector’s Edition includes the complete audio, as well as a full Blu-ray of the film and a second Blu-ray with a rare interview from Scorsese and Robbie Robertson from the 1990s. This also features a full 300-page book with Scorsese’s shooting script, and previously unseen photos from the night. Scorsese himself has penned the foreword for this collector’s item, and only 2,500 will be released worldwide.Check out the full tracklisting for The Last Waltz Collector’s Edition, below.Disc One1. “Theme From The Last Waltz” (with orchestra)2. “Up On Cripple Creek”3. “The Shape I’m In”4. “It Makes No Difference”5. “Who Do You Love” (with Ronnie Hawkins)6. “Life Is A Carnival”7. “Such A Night” (with Dr. John)8. “The Weight”9. “Down South In New Orleans” (with Bobby Charles)10. “This Wheel’s On Fire”11. “Mystery Train” (with Paul Butterfield)12. “Caldonia” (with Muddy Waters)13. “Mannish Boy” (with Muddy Waters)14. “Stagefright”Disc Two1. “Rag Mama Rag”2. “All Our Past Times” (with Eric Clapton)3. “Further On Up The Road” (with Eric Clapton)4. “Ophelia”5. “Helpless” (with Neil Young)6. “Four Strong Winds” (with Neil Young)7. “Coyote” (with Joni Mitchell)8. “Shadows And Light” (with Joni Mitchell)9. “Furry Sings The Blues” (with Joni Mitchell)10. “Acadian Driftwood”11. “Dry Your Eyes” (with Neil Diamond)12. “The W.S. Walcott Medicine Show”13. “Tura Lura Lura (That’s An Irish Lullaby)” (with Van Morrison)14. “Caravan” (with Van Morrison)Disc Three1. “The Night They Drove Old Dixie Down”2. “The Genetic Method/Chest Fever”3. “Baby Let Me Follow You Down” (with Bob Dylan)4. “Hazel” – with Bob Dylan5. “I Don’t Believe You (She Acts Live We Never Have Met)” (with Bob Dylan)6. “Forever Young” (with Bob Dylan)7. “Baby Let Me Follow You Down” (Reprise) (with Bob Dylan)8. “I Shall Be Released”9. Jam #110. Jam #211. “Don’t Do It”12. “Greensleeves” (From Movie Soundtrack)Disc Four: “The Last Waltz Suite”1. “The Well”2. “Evangeline” (with Emmylou Harris)3. “Out Of The Blue”4. “The Weight” (with The Staples)5. “The Last Waltz Refrain”6. Concert Rehearsal7. “King Harvest (Has Surely Come)”8. “Tura Lura Lura (That’s An Irish Lullaby)”9. “Caravan”10. “Such A Night”11. “Rag Mama Rag”12. “Mad Waltz” (Sketch track for “The Well”)13. “The Last Waltz” (Instrumental)14. “The Last Waltz (Sketch)Disc Five: Blu Ray1. “Theme From The Last Waltz” (with orchestra)2. “Up on Cripple Creek”3. “The Shape I’m In”4. “It Makes No Difference”5. “Who Do You Love” (with Ronnie Hawkins)6. “Life Is A Carnival”7. “Such A Night” (with Dr. John)8. “Down South In New Orleans” (with Bobby Charles)9. “Mystery Train” (with Paul Butterfield)10. “Mannish Boy” (with Muddy Waters)11. “Stagefright”12. “Further On Up The Road” (with Eric Clapton)13. “Ophelia”14. “Helpless” (with Neil Young)15. “Coyote” (with Joni Mitchell)16. “Dry Your Eyes” (with Neil Diamond)17. “Tura Lura Lura (That’s An Irish Lullaby)” (with Van Morrison)18. “Caravan” (with Van Morrison)19. “The Night They Drove Old Dixie Down”20. “Baby Let Me Follow You Down” (with Bob Dylan)21. “I Don’t Believe You (She Acts Live We Never Have Met)” (with Bob Dylan)22. “Forever Young” (with Bob Dylan)23. “Baby Let Me Follow You Down” (Reprise)24. “I Shall Be Released” (Finale)25. “The Well”26. “Evangeline” (with Emmylou Harris)27. “Out Of The Blue”28. “The Weight” (with The Staples)29. “The Last Waltz Refrain”30. “Theme From The Last Waltz”[H/T Rolling Stone]
Talk about an incredible triple billing! Les Claypool will lead a marathon of performances on New Year’s Eve 2016 at the Fox Theater in Oakland, CA, bringing along three of his most beloved projects for the celebration. The show will not only celebrate the 25th anniversary of Primus, but will feature Claypool with his newest creation The Claypool Lennon Delirium and another new-ish project, Les Claypool’s Duo De Twang.Yes, that does mean Les Claypool will be playing at least three consecutive sets from three completely unique catalogs. The announcement also promises special guests to be sitting in throughout the night, so expect nothing short of glorious Claypool magic for this one-of-a-kind NYE celebration!All ticket information can be found here, and the full details are included in the poster below.
Beloved producer Manic Focus continues to make big moves at the end of 2016. Having just recently announced a major tour, Manic is taking things a step further with the release of Minds Mix Volume 1, a collection of old live tracks, unreleased mixes, and some new material all woven together by the man himself.Manic Focus describes the playlist as, “a mix consisting of some of my favorite tunes and unreleased material I’ve been playing for the last few years. Share with your friends and have a happy holidays! Much love!” You can stream the new music in the playlist, embedded below.
Today, Boston-based band lespecial has released the first of a new series of videos called the “Cellar Sessions”, taking place live in the studio. The first video captures the band’s song “Harambe Zombie”, which begins as an arrangement of Fela Kuti’s “Zombie” before lespecial injects their signature blend of rock and roll, ultimately giving the song a new, heavy twist.You can clearly see how much fun lespecial is having in the studio, and ultimately that translates into a great performance. The band says, “‘Harambe Zombie’ is an homage to Fela Kuti as well as a farewell to a particularly strange year and a fallen gorilla that took the country by storm.” You can watch the new video, below.After a heavy year of touring for lespecial, the band will close out 2016 with a New ear’s run throughout the Northeast. Check out their upcoming tour dates, below.:12/29- New York, NY DROM (Phish After-Party) with Chromatropic12/30- Syracuse NY FUNK N WAFFLES with Ampevene12/31- Greenfield MA The Ball Drop: Rock N Roll Resort vNYE