Last night, Lotus continued their tour behind 2016’s Eat The Light with their first of two sold out nights at 9:30 Club in Washington, D.C. Busting out “Arupa” in an unrivaled second set made Lotus’s first show of 2017 a real scorcher.Thanks to taper Matt Moricle, you can relive the glory in the audio below:The band completes their D.C. run tonight before heading to Atlanta’s Variety Playhouse for a two-night run next Friday and Saturday, January 20th and 21st. For a full list of Lotus’s upcoming tour dates, head to the band’s website.You can take a look at last night’s setlist below, and enjoy some beautiful shots of the show thanks to Mindful Photo.Setlist: Lotus | 9:30 Club | Washington, DC | 1/13/17Set I: L’immueble > Expired Slang, Suntan, Bellwether > Livingston > Golden Ghost > Bellwether, Get the Funk Outta Ma FaceSet II: Lead Pipe > Nematode, I’ve Been a Fool, Arupa > Umbilical Moonrise, Age > Contagion > InexperienceE: Gilded Age Load remaining images
New music from John Mayer is here! Though the long awaited The Search For Everything is being released in four track waves, Mayer and his cohorts Pino Palladino and Steve Jordan have shared the first wave of new music today.Recently, Mayer told fans that he would be releasing tracks from The Search For Everything in fours, such that four tracks would be released every month until the album was completed. Though there was no indication of how many months this plan would last, it certainly ensures prolonged attention for Mayer’s anticipated solo release.Without further ado, check out the first four songs below!
As anticipation continues to mount for the triumphant return of Soulive‘s 8-night “Bowlive” Brooklyn Bowl residency this summer, the band has announced that soulful vocalist and frequent Vulfpeck collaborator Antwaun Stanley and Snarky Puppy horns Michael “Maz Maher, Chris Bullock, and Justin Stanton for the third night of the run on June 9th, 2017.For years, the instrumental jazz/funk fusion trio held down an annual spot at the Brooklyn Bowl for an extended residency, bringing in different artists on each night of the run to collaborate with Soulive’s Eric Krasno, Neal Evans, and Alan Evans. After taking a year off from that tradition last year, Soulive announced the triumphant return of this cherished New York music scene tradition in 2017. Unlike past Bowlives, which were held in March, this run will take place throughout the month of June, broken into two consecutive 4-night (Wed. – Sat.) stands: June 7th – 10th, and June 14th – 17th. The band has already announced their special guests for June 7th (Karl Denson & Steve Kimock), June 8th (Doyle Bramhall II), June 10th (Sam Kinninger), June 14th (GRiZ, Son Little, & The Shady Horns), June 15th (John Scofield & The Shady Horns), and June 16th (George Porter Jr., Marcus King). The guests for the eighth and final night of Bowlive are slated to be announced on Monday.To purchase tickets to Bowlive night three with Antwaun Stanley and The Snarky Horns, head here.[Cover photo via Jeremy Scott]
String Cheese Incident will be releasing their newest album, Believe, later this week on April 14th. The album, which will be available for purchase on Pledge Music, has been in the works since 2015, when the band rented a house in Sedona and wrote and recorded the first takes of many of the tracks of Believe. Dubbed the Sedona Sessions, access to demos from that time in addition to a handful of other SCI goodies are available when pre-ordering via Pledge Music before the album is officially dropped on Friday.This latest album features nine tracks, including one featuring Bonnie Paine of Elephant Revival (on “My One and Only”). Many of the songs have made their debut over the last few years. Of the songs off Believe, only one, “So Much Fun,” has not been played yet by String Cheese Incident in a live setting, while many were added to Cheese’s rotation during their Winter Carnival tour in March.Ahead of the official release, bassist Keith Moseley interviewed with AllMusic about this latest album. AllMusic also premiered the first full stream of Believe, letting eager Cheese fans preview that album before Friday. You can mosey over to AllMusic to read the full interview with Keith and listen to the album stream below.[Photo courtesy of Michael Pegram] <!– Hello, are you looking to copy this embed code for publication elsewhere? We can’t stop you, but please credit and link back to AllMusic as your source. Thanks! –>
Setlist: Tedeschi Trucks Band | Beacon Theatre | New York City, NY | 10/14/17Keep On Growing (Derek and the Dominos), Made Up My Mind, Until You Remember, Sailing on (Toots & The Maytals), Part Of Me, Midnight In Harlem, Don’t Know What It Means, How Blue Can You Get? (Johnny Moore’s Three Blazers), The StormII: Don’t Let Me Slide, Do I Look Worried, Chevrolet (Lonnie Young, Ed Young, Lonnie Young Jr.), Isn’t It A Pity (George Harrison), The Letter (Box Tops), I Want More, I Wish I Knew How It Would Feel To Be Free (Billy Taylor), Delta Lady (Leon Russell)*, Mountain Jam (Allman Brothers)*E: A Song For You (Leon Russell), Bound For Glory*w/ Trey Anastasio “Mountain Jam” (Full Audience Video) Tedeschi Trucks Band wrapped up their six-night run at the Beacon Theatre on Saturday night, marking their 27th performance at the New York City venue to date. Billed as another Evening With, fans were treated to two full sets of rock-and-roll originals and covers, plus a very special sit-in from the one-and-only Trey Anastasio. The Phish frontman helped the twelve-piece ensemble close out their second set with a pair of covers—“Delta Lady” by Leon Russell that he sang lead vocals on and a 33+ minute “Mountain Jam” for the books. Now, we can all relive the glory of Saturday night’s musical mayhem with a newly surfaced audience recording of the entire show, courtesy of edtyre, plus pro-shot video of the glorious “Mountain Jam” recently shared by Tedeschi Trucks Band.Warren Haynes Announces 2017 Christmas Jam With Gov’t Mule, Trey Anastasio & Classic TAB, Many MoreMarking the first time Trucks and Anastasio have collaborated since with the Allman Brothers Band at the 2014 Wanee, the moment was especially savored in the setting of the Beacon Theatre–a venue the Allman Brothers Band had played over 200 times. With the recent passings of Gregg Allman and Butch Trucks, the ABB song was an especially poignant choice, particularly considering it was Tedeschi Trucks Band’s debut of the cover.Tedeschi Trucks Band Announces Three-Night Run In Chicago, Adds Jackson DateBassist Tim Lefebvre and drummers J.J. Johnson and Tyler Greenwell were each given plentiful space for their individual remarks, morphing the performance into a space-shifting presentation of a song with many legs. While Anastasio has been known to hold back in this shared stage space before, he visibly pushed through to match guitar hero Derek Trucks in what became a patiently-timed, glorious dual between the two. Still, it was obvious who the leader on stage was–understandably, and respectfully–as Trey used the experience to appreciatively soak in the glory of the Tedeschi Trucks Band.Ahead of Trey’s sit-in, the husband-and-wife duo led their machine through an energetic evening of music that relied heavily on their original tunes. Timeless favorites “Midnight In Harlem” and “Do I Look Worried” settled hearts amongst raging numbers “Don’t Know What It Means” and “The Storm.” The band has a unique ability to reinvent old tunes in their own way, so covers of Derek and the Dominos, Toots & The Maytals, Johnny Moore’s Three Blazers, George Harrison, The Box Tops, Billy Taylor, and Leon Russell feel as if they could appropriately exist on proper Tedeschi Trucks Band records.In the newly released pro-shot video, viewers can get a taste of the 33+ minute “Mountain Jam”, which was shot by Marc Lowenstein and Adam Gerber. You can also see the entire “Mountain Jam” collaboration between Trey and Tedeschi Trucks Band, courtesy of Marc Millman. Those left wanting more can enjoy the full show audio from Saturday below as well. Enjoy!“Mountain Jam” (Pro-Shot Clip) [Audio: edtyre][Photo by Dino Perrucci]
Earlier this month, Arizona’s own Spafford continued their rise through the ranks of the jam scene with a show at Brooklyn Bowl in front of a capacity crowd. The band was firing on all cylinders, delivering exciting and adventurous pieces of improvisation throughout the evening. The band was clearly excited to be performing at the East Coast musical mecca, and they certainly brought it, offering up standout versions of several classic songs, a few rarely-played tunes, and two off-the-charts covers that had the crowd going wild.Spafford Dazzles Crowd At Sold-Out Brooklyn Bowl DebutThe first set opened with a melodic, bluesy number “Shake You Loose”, before entering new territory with the evening’s first extended jam sandwich. The energy picked up in a huge way with a raucous “Ain’t That Wrong”, which book-ended their high-octane cover of “On Fire” by JJ Grey. The band let loose with some of their trademarked, full-band improvisation, and landed some tight song transitions in the nearly 30-minute process.You can watch “Ain’t That Wrong” > “On Fire” > “Ain’t That Wrong” from Brooklyn Bowl below, courtesy of the band.Setlist: Spafford | Brooklyn Bowl | Brooklyn, NY | 9/30/2017Set One: Shake You Loose, Ain’t That Wrong > On Fire > Ain’t That Wrong, Slip And Squander, Leave The Light OnSet Two: People, Electric Taco Stand > Alternate Ending > Electric Taco Stand, Down UnderEncore: Beautiful Day, All In
Today, Ryan Montbleau (The Ryan Montbleau Band) and Hayley Jane (Hayley Jane and The Primates) launched a brand-new duo project called Yes Darling. With the charismatic Hayley Jane on vocals and Ryan Montbleau singing and playing guitar, the new project is sure to highlight the acclaimed duo’s massive vocal talents. The couple is currently in the process of recording their debut album, which is slated for release on Valentines Day of 2018. Yes Darling also has a number of tour dates scheduled following the release of the new album, which will see the two touring across the Northeast during February of next year.Hayley Jane & The Primates To Perform 90’s Themed Phish Pre-PartyTo support Yes Darling’s new album, the band has launched a PledgeMusic campaign so that fans can support the new project. In addition to offering the album on pre-sale, the two renowned musicians are also offering up limited-edition merchandise, autographed items, and special fan experiences like backstage meet-and-greets and “online couples therapy” hosted by Ryan and Hayley. Donating to the PledgeMusic campaign also allows fans to get a behind-the-scenes look at Yes Darling’s music making process through exclusive video, audio, and photo updates.Relive Hayley Jane’s Epic Tribute To 90’s Female Rockers At Brooklyn Comes Alive [Full Show]You can check out Yes Darling’s PledgeMusic campaign here, or learn more about the band on their website here.Upcoming 2018 Yes Darling Tour DatesFebruary 14th in Saratoga Springs NY at Caffe LenaFebruary 15th in Pawling NY at Daryl’s HouseFebruary 16th in Northampton MA at The Parlor RoomFebruary 17th in Newmarket NH at The Stone ChurchFebruary 22nd in Burlington, VT at Higher Ground Showcase Lounge*February 23rd in Hamilton, NY at The Palace Theater*February 24th in Norfolk, CT at Infinity Hall*
As the post reads, “Led Zeppelin are pleased to announce that Jimmy Page, Robert Plant and John Paul Jones are collaborating with Reel Art Press to publish the official illustrated book celebrating 50 years since the formation of the group. Coming 2018.” As of now, not further information about the project has been made available. The social media post directs fans who want to know more about the project to the Reel Art Press website, which displays the same image as the post on its home page and offers the option to subscribe for further updates.While the surprises fans truly want to see–new music and, in an ideal world, a live reunion–are still a mystery, he fact that Page, Plant, and Jones are collaborating on anything appears to be a step in a positive direction from where the members’ relationship has stood in recent years. Here’s hoping this is just the beginning of a big year of LZ50.Watch Jimmy Page’s full video interview with the Academy of Achievement below via the Academy of Achievement YouTube page:[h/t – Rolling Stone][Cover photo via AP Photo/NY Post] Earlier this week, a new video interview with Led Zeppelin guitarist Jimmy Page conducted by the Academy of Achievement circulated on social media. In it, the guitarist hinted at some special plans in the works on the horizon to commemorate the iconic British rock band’s 50th anniversary in 2018. As Page states in the interview, “There’ll be Led Zeppelin product coming out, for sure, that people haven’t heard,” before adding that, “next year will be the 50th year, so there’s all manner of surprises coming out.”Today, the band has issued confirmation of the first of the Led Zeppelin 50th anniversary surprises Page teased in the interview: an illustrated book that features creative input from each of the surviving members of the band (Page, Robert Plant, and John Paul Jones). The book was announced via a post on the band’s social media accounts:
As if Memphis’s Beale Street wasn’t already filled with tons of live music, the organizers of the Beale Street Music Festival have revealed plans for this year’s event. Taking place from May 4th through the 6th, the beloved Memphis in May festival will see a diverse spread of headlining sets from Jack White, Queens of the Stone Age, Odesza, Erykah Badu, Post Malone, LOGIC, Incubus, Alanis Morissette, Tyler, The Creator, David Byrne, Kaleo, Ludacris, and more across four waterfront stages.The lineup continues with Vance Joy, Cake, D.R.A.M., The Flaming Lips, Juicy J, Third Eye Blind, Gov’t Mule, Dashboard Confessional, Franz Ferdinand, Margo Price, Robert Randolph & The Family Band, Tank and the Bangas, and so many more.Memphis in May’s Beale Street Music Festival is a three-day, four-stage event in Memphis, TN featuring 60+ top musical acts from today and beyond. Check out the full artist billing below, and head to the official website for details.
Tame Impala last performed in the United States—well, they last performed at all—when the band headlined the Panorama Music Festival in New York City last July. The Australian rockers’ set marked only their second U.S. date of the year, which made sense considering they planned to take a bit of a hiatus in 2017.Tame Impala doesn’t yet have much planned for 2018 either, but one thing they do have in the works is a headlining set at Chicago’s Pitchfork Music Festival, which is slated to take place in Union Park from July 20th to 22nd. The supremely hip festival, which is put on by the supremely hip music publication of the same name, just announced its initial lineup, and the Kevin Parker-led band is at the top of the bill for Friday.In addition to the massively popular psych-rockers, Pitchfork Music Festival will also feature performances by acts like DRAM, Raphael Saadiq, Japandroids, and Kelela. The first wave of artists was announced one-by-one via a Facebook live feed as each act’s name was painted on a mural in Chicago’s Wicker Park neighborhood. The drawn out process will be repeated when the next few waves of artist are revealed in the coming weeks, so stay tuned for info on the festival’s expanding lineup and—hopefully—more Tame Impala tour dates in the United States.Tickets for the 2018 Pitchfork Music Festival are now on sale. You can check out the entirety of the initial lineup via the event’s website.Tame Impala – Full Set – Panorama 2017[Video: BRUNNO]