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The GWAR Cheese Incident Announced As Final Lockn’ Festival Headliner

first_imgAfter recently making some fun additions last week, the LOCKN’ Festival has finalized their 2016 lineup with an interesting collaboration: The GWAR Cheese Incident. The performance will see heavy metal icons GWAR perform alongside The String Cheese Incident, marking a new genre into the band’s extensive career.The String Cheese Incident is known for their many collaborative “incidents,” having recently performed with Skrillex, Ms. Lauryn Hill, Keller Williams and more. They’re also scheduled to perform a “Gregg Allman Incident” at this summer’s Peach Music Festival. The band frequently explores a number of genres, and heavy metal will be their biggest challenge yet.“Lockn’ is all about on-stage collaborations, which is something String Cheese does on a routine basis. We really wanted to spotlight the band’s versatility in a brand new light, and what better way than a pairing with GWAR,” said festival founder David Frey in a statement. Promoter Peter Shapiro added, “we’re encouraging Cheese to dress up like their counterparts, but we can’t force them. It’s going to be a magical performance.”When pressed for a comment, guitarist Bill Nershi simply hung his head and sighed.From a band that explores sounds from bluegrass to electronica and everything in between, we can’t wait to hear what they’ll do with some heavy metal rock and roll. The full lineup includes Phish, Ween, Joe Russo’s Almost Dead and so many more. Scheduled for Arrington, VA from August 25-28, you can find more information here.[Photo via Rolling Stone/Joshua Huver, Article via April Fools!]last_img read more

Mountain Jam: Bringing The Jams For Twelve Years Running

first_imgOriginally planned as an event to celebrate WDST/Radio Woodstock’s 25th anniversary with four bands (Gov’t Mule, MMW, Robert Randolph & The Family Band, and Xavier Rudd), Mountain Jam is now going into its twelfth year and features a stellar, yet diverse lineup of Grammy award winners, jam and funk powerhouses, indie darlings, singer-songwriters, world music acts, and more. Set to take place June 2nd-5th at Hunter Mountain in upstate New York, festival founder Warren Haynes (who has performed at every Mountain Jam), Gary Chetkof, and Radio Woodstock are ready to bring their best festival to date (purchase tickets here).Go Behind The Scenes Of Mountain Jam With Founder Gary ChetkofSet in an amazing venue, nestled in the gorgeous Catskill Mountains, in a natural amphitheater with amazing views, and a lineup that features Beck, Gary Clark Jr., The Avett Brothers, Gov’t Mule, Umphrey’s McGee, Train Plays Led Zeppelin II, Thievery Corporation, Lettuce, Nahko And Medicine For The People, Marco Benevento and Superhuman Happiness Performs: David Bowie, Brandi Carlile, Jason Isbell, and many more, this is going to be one incredible weekend of music.moe. with Warren Haynes “Opium” at Mountain Jam 2015Outside of the music, there are a lot of activities going on to keep festivalgoers energized. When asked about some ancillary activities, Radio Woodstock’s Drew Frankel commented, “Yoga with Michael Franti, Lettuce Documentary Screening (both of which are presented by L4LM), the Frisbee Golf Tournament, SkyRide, Corey WhiteLight’s Circus of Fire, artist/photographer/dancing workshops, and a number of other activities are all great ways to spend some time outside of the music at Mountain Jam.” Check out the various Mountain Jam activities taking place at the festival here.Don’t forget, for those without cars or looking for rides, Mountain Jam has a bus service (details) that leaves from various spots in New York, Connecticut, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, and Massachusetts. Grab a few friends and travel on a high-end bus with on-board restrooms and entertainment; stay up-to-the-minute on trip details with the Rally Bus app, then relax and enjoy your ride.For GA, VIP, Camping Options, and other ticketing options, click here.Train performing “Lemon Song” from their Train Does Led Zeppelin II album:last_img read more

Classical Dance Music Band ‘Electric Beethoven’ Is Hosting An Acid Test In San Francisco

first_imgAfter teasing a major announcement for months, the Electric Beethoven band is finally bringing their jams to the people. Billed as the first-ever “Classical Dance Music” band, the new project is the brainchild of bassist Reed Mathis, and features a lineup that includes Jay Lane, Cochrane McMillan, Todd Stoops, and Clay Welch.The band was recently announced on the Catskill Chill lineup after being introduced to the world on the Jam Cruise lineup, but today the band has announced two shows coming up next week. The band will make their first-ever performance at the Phil Lesh owned Terrapin Crossroads venue on August 2nd, where they’ll debut “CDM interpretations of Beethoven’s finest works.” Tickets go on sale at noon, and can be found here.Just a few days later, Electric Beethoven will host the “Electric Beethoven Acid Test” as an official attraction in Outside Lands. The sold out festival will feature the band on the GastroMagic Stage next Saturday, August 6th, at 4:00 PM. The “Acid Test” theme is obviously a throwback to the Grateful Dead, who hosted these types of events in their formative period in the Bay Area as well.As the band says in their announcement, “Get on the Ludwig Van!”last_img read more

Listen To Ween’s Totally Brown Thursday Set From LOCKN’ [Full-Set Audio]

first_imgLOCKN’ is off to a steamy start, with sets from Vulfpeck, Umphrey’s McGee, Ween, and Joe Russo’s Almost Dead locking in the foundation for a stellar weekend of jam band festival heaven. With Dean and Gene Ween on site, festival-goers were anxious to see the recently reunited rockers. With part of the audience being newly introduced to the band, and others being die hard fans, the 26-song performance received mixed reviews – some describing it as “too weird” and “noisy” with others understanding the specialty of Ween’s strange material.Ween fans would describe the set as particularly “brown”, with “A Tear For Eddie”, “Poopship Destroyer”, “Zoloft”, and other drowning melodies taking the energy to a devastatingly satisfying benchmark of awesome. While some fans just didn’t get it, others walked away totally satisfied as the Boognish prevailed. Thanks to Youtube user Boognish Monster, you can listen to the full set below:Tonight, Ween returns to the stage for round two, promising that last night’s performance was just a “warm up” for tonight. They hit the stage at 6pm, with Phish playing two sets afterwards. It’s a very exciting time to be alive, my friends. Ween @ LOCKN’ Music Festival 8/24/16 :Transdermal Celebration, The Grobe, Mister Richard Smoker, Mister Would You Please Help My Pony?, Happy Colored Marbles, How High Can You Fly?, Beacon Light, A Tear For Eddie, Baby Bitch, Boy’s Club, Up on the Hill, Nan, I’m in the Mood to Move, Pumpin’ 4 the Man, Puerto Rican Power, Fat Lenny, Japanese Cowboy, Fluffy, Push th’ Little Daisies, I Play It Off Legit, Someday, Sorry Charlie, Ocean Man, Poopship Destroyer, Zoloft, Pandy Facklerlast_img read more

Get Into The Groove: A Review Of Teddy Midnight’s Debut LP, “Velvet Blue” [Full Stream]

first_imgIt is always refreshing to find an exciting new talented band to root for, support and follow.  Based out of Brooklyn, the predominantly instrumental band Teddy Midnight infuses a relentless fresh energy into the scene with the release of their debut LP, Velvet Blue.  The record is a colossal undertaking that leaves an indelible mark on one’s musical soul.  Having dropped on September 7th on their SoundCloud page, all 8 songs of Velvet Blue can be listened to below.Teddy Midnight formed in 2011 and had some modest success, but the game changed when they enlisted guitar maestro, Wiley Griffin, formerly of MUN, last year. Sean Silva (bass), Sean McCauley (keys), Adam Magnan (drums) and Wiley Griffin (guitar) have been garnering new fans in rapid pace and been touring extensively ever since. The band completed a month long residency at Lucille’s at BB Kings in New York, opened for Twiddle at a sold-out Irving Plaza, opened for Pigeons Playing Ping Pong, and recently headlined for the first time at Brooklyn Bowl. They were a highlight of Rock N Roll Resort and performed at many festivals including Disc Jam and The Werk Out. Name recognition is growing as fervent fans share the brilliance of this breakout band. The band is obviously influenced by jamtronica and jam bands like The New Deal, STS9 and Dopapod.The record lures you in from the very first track with the sexy and alluring keys section from McCauley on “Velvet Mist.”  The unique rhythms offer a magical journey reminiscent of Daft Punk meets Gramatik, and is a comfortable way to smoothly begin the album and get into the groove.  A stand-out song is “Turkish Silva” a relentless melodic exploration of new worlds that invokes memory of Lotus’ epic opus “Spiritualize.”  The band’s first video, “Turkish Silva,” also dropped this week and watch it here.This is a quality effort with not one weak link on the song list.  The intense “Tree-O-Tree” written by Magnan, is a powerful romp that takes one on a magic carpet ride amongst the clouds. “Boner Vista Social Club” unfolds deliberately before delving into a crescendo of soothing sounds and melodic lines.  The record is consistently up-tempo and high energy which proves an impetus to foster a danceathon wherever you are. Adam Magnan leads the rhythm section with versatile and nuanced hitting behind the kit, Silva adds bombastic beads on the bass and McCauley knows when to add spectacular fills. Uber-talented Griffin leads with his master finger-picking and varied time signatures and prolific chord progressions. The record induces sensory overload and invites one to escape reality and into a contagious fantasy realm. The debut full-length effort melds the songwriting prowess of Silva, Magnan and Griffin in seamless and effective fashion. This album is one to leave on repeat and just get lost in it – floating for hours.Sean Silva, producer of the record and composer of the majority of songs said, “We wanted to capture the sound of the new lineup, encompassing the personalities and musical tastes of all of us.  We knew the diversity would be hard to capture, and the best way to do that was to be fully involved with every step of the process.” The result is simply breathtaking.For more on Teddy Midnight, including information on their upcoming album release show at BRYAC in Bridgeport, CT on October 1st, head to their Facebook page.last_img read more

Listen To moe. Jam On “Recreational Chemistry” For Thirty Glorious Minutes

first_imgJust last week, moe. hit the Lincoln Theater in Raleigh, NC for an unbelievable show! The band put forth some of their best jamming, keeping things loose throughout two great sets of original music.Though the show had many highlights – most of which are captured in this extensive review – one of the most memorable moments came during the band’s performance of “Recreational Chemistry.” Coming out of a set-opening “Rebubula,” the band flexed their jam muscles and unleashed a full 30-minutes of “Recreational.”Fortunately, thanks to taper Jeff Mitchell, a full audio recording of the show can be streamed! Tune in below.last_img read more

Trey Anastasio Announces Debut Performance On “A Prairie Home Companion” With Chris Thile

first_imgA Prairie Home Companion has been a staple of music programming for over 40 years, featuring all sorts of accomplished musicians. The public radio show started in 1974 with host Garrison Keillor, who passed over the reins to Chris Thile earlier this year. Thile has been incorporating guest artists into the Prairie fold, and today, it was announced that Phish guitarist Trey Anastasio will make his debut appearance on the famed show!According to the new announcement, Anastasio will appear on the November 19th episode of the weekly program, performing live at the Ellie Caulkins Opera House at the Denver Performing Arts Complex in Denver, CO. As of now, it’s unknown what music Anastasio will be performing, but he will assumedly be performing with the show’s new host, Chris Thile. Thile recently got Jack White to come out of his hiatus for an appearance on the show. Comedian Tig Notaro will also be a guest performer during the program.Anastasio is currently in the midst of a fall tour with Phish, who recently performed with the great Bob Weir. Tickets for this exciting A Prairie Home Companion show are on sale now, and can be found here.last_img read more

Watch Greensky’s Paul Hoffman Lead “Forever Young” At Last Waltz Tribute Show In Colorado

first_imgEvery November for the last 12 years, an array of musicians from Colorado have come together to celebrate The Band’s famed final concert, The Last Waltz. Dubbed “The Last Waltz Revisited,” the show serves not only as a star-studded tribute, but also as an important benefit for the Denver Rescue Mission. With the 40th anniversary of The Last Waltz coming up in a matter of days, it was all hands on deck as an all-star lineup of musicians joined forces for the occasion.Among those performing were The Dyrty Byrds, Bridget Law, Eric Martinez, and surprise guest, Paul Hoffman of Greensky Bluegrass. Hoffman joined on mandolin for a number of songs, and lent lead vocals to a beautiful rendition of Bob Dylan’s “Forever Young.” Thanks to Ted Rockwell on YouTube, we can watch this Dylan cover below.[H/T JamBase]last_img read more

Pink Talking Fish Performs “Stop Making Sense” In Marathon Capitol Theatre Show

first_imgLoad remaining images Photo: Capacity Images On Friday night, Pink Talking Fish headlined for the very first time at the iconic Capitol Theatre in Port Chester, New York. Opening the show was Reed Mathis and Electric Beethoven, which had fans quickly filling the room once they took to the stage. Funky beats and electrified jams got the night moving, massaging the audience with tasty vibes.After a quick intermission, Pink Talking Fish took to the stage and blasted out of the gate straight into Phish’s “Harpua” before flowing into the Talking Heads’ “Psycho Killer,” which was crammed with spacey guitar and keys. Without missing a beat, the band walked right into Pink Floyd’s “In the Flesh,” making sure to hit all three of the bands that make up their name right off the bat. Turkuaz’s Sammi Garrett joined the group during a delicate performance of “Heaven.” Continuing with slowly adding members throughout the night, Kung Fu’s Adrian Tramontano took his place behind the percussion just in time for a steamrolling “Thank You For Sending Me An Angel,” which was heavy on riffs from guitarist Dave Brunyak, and pounding keys from Richard James.The quick pace continued with “Llama” before cooling things down a notch with “Found A Job,” which brought John Braun, of Start Making Sense, to the mic.  Braun came out wearing the infamous “big suit,” as worn by David Byrne in the movie, Stop Making Sense. The other female half of Turkuaz made an appearance, as Shira Elias joined Garrett on the mic for “Slippery People.” Pink Floyd’s “Great Gig in the Sky” was the perfect ensemble to introduce Jen Durkin, of Deep Banana Blackout, to the stage, as she put her blasting pipes to use during this number, gaining a vocal reaction from the crowd in response to her incredible talent.“Burning Down the House” welcomed the Turkuaz Horns to the stage. Starting from a low boil, to full steam ahead, this song had the venue jumping and simply going nuts. The guests for the show were complete, as Leo Nocentelli, of The Meters, hit the stage with his guitar beats during “Gumbo.” The group tipped their hat to The Meters with their tune, “Fire On the Bayou,” before sliding right back into “Gumbo.”The stage was crammed with musicians during “Life During Wartime” and “Another Brick in the Wall” as the entire ensemble of guests performed on stage with the band. “2001” not only featured the Turkuaz Horns strutting their stuff, but Jay Lane, Reed Mathis, and Clay Welch of Electric Beethoven made an appearance, really giving the audience an ever changing cast of characters contributing to the musical journey of the evening. “This Must Be The Place (Naive Melody),” a heavy Talking Heads favorite, finally made its appearance on the set list. Fans around the theater had arms waving in the air, showing their excitement as the first notes dropped.The energy was nonstop as they flew into “Once In A Lifetime,” keeping the fans full with intense vibes being thrown around the Capitol.  A surprisingly devilish Edgar Winter Group jam reared it’s head on the set as a trippy “Frankenstein” captivated the audience. The Tom Tom Club’s dazzling “Genius of Love,” led by drummer Zack Burwick, extended the surprising tunes showing up during the evening.Wrapping up the nonstop set, Pink Talking Fish sandwiched the entire evening with a reprise of “Harpua,” which initially kicked the entire show off. The night encored with “Crosseyed and Painless,” which featured every musician on stage and ending with a bow of thanks to the fans.  Pink Talking Fish did not just put on a hot show for fans, they put on a musically choreographed performance of epic proportions for their headlining debut at the Capitol Theatre.For more information on Pink Talking Fish, as well as tour dates, please visit their official website. Full audio of the show can be streamed below, courtesy of Keith Litzenberger:Check out the full setlist and a gallery from Capacity Images, below.Setlist: Pink Talking Fish “Stops Making Sense” | The Capitol Theatre | Port Chester, NY | 2/3/17Set: Harpua >Psycho Killer >In The Flesh >Heaven {Thank You For Sending Me An Angel$ >LlamaFound A Job*Slippery People*^Great Gig In The Sky^% >Burning Down The House^%=Gumbo+= >Fire On The Bayou+= >Gumbo+=Life During Wartime+++Another Brick In The Wall+++Making Flippy Floppy*^=$$ >Carini >Swamp*Have A Cigar* >What A Day That Was*^=2001=++ >This Must Be The Place (Naive Melody)*^Once In A Lifetime*^= >Frankenstein=Genius Of Love^Girlfriend Is Better*^%= >Another Brick In The Wall Reprise*^%= >Take Me To The River+++ >HarpuaE: Crosseyed and Painless+++{ w/ Sammi Garett on vocals*w/ John Braun of Start Making Sense: Talking Heads Tribute on vocals^ w/ Sammi Garett & Shira Elias of Turkuaz on vocals%w/ Jen Durkin of Deep Banana Blackout on vocals= w/ The Turkuaz Horns+ w/ Leo Nocentelli of The Meters on guitar++w/ Reed Mathis, Jay Lane & Clay Welch of Electric Beethoven$w/ Runaway Jim tease$$w/ Rift tease+++w/ Full EnsembleNote: Adrian Tramontano of Kung Fu played percussion for the entire show except for Harpua, Psycho Killer, In The Flesh & HeavenWords by Sarah Bourque. 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Alt-J And The Roots Perform “In Cold Blood” On The Tonight Show

first_imgAlt-J are gearing up for their third studio album, due out June 9th, 2017. Relaxer is to feature eight original tracks from the band, and is their first release since 2014. In support of such, the indie rockers made a stop at The Tonight Show to perform their first official single “In Cold Blood” alongside Questlove and The Roots.Watch the performance below:See posters detailing the new album art and forthcoming tour dates, below.last_img

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