The legendary Preservation Hall Jazz Band has announced a 33-date spring/summer tour schedule! Kicking things off with a performance at Jazz Fest at the end of this month, Pres Hall will bring their powerful live show to venues nationwide.The band’s new tour includes a run of performances with Edward Sharpe & The Magnetic Zeros, as well as a residency in San Francisco and a number of summer festival appearances. With sets at Panorama, Summerfest, Essence Festival, Free Press Summer Fest, Electric Forest, Newport Folk Festival, XPoNential Festival, and more, there’s just no excuse to miss this potent band on the road.Check out the full schedule below, and head to the Pres Hall website for more information.Preservation Hall Jazz Band Tour Dates4/30 – Jazz Fest in New Orleans, LA 5/20 – Surly Brewing Co. in Minneapolis, MN* 5/21 – Harrah’s in Coucil Bluffs, IA* 5/22 – The Castle Theater in Bloomington, IL 5/24 – Lyric Theatre in Lexington, KY 5/25 – Filene Center at Wolf Trap in Vienna, VA* 5/26 – Miner Auditorium in San Francisco, CA 5/27 – Miner Auditorium in San Francisco, CA 5/28 – Miner Auditorium in San Francisco, CA 5/29 – Miner Auditorium in San Francisco, CA 5/31 – Ascend Amphitheater in Nashville, TN* 6/1 – Avondale Brewing Co. in Birmingham, AL 6/3 – Ft. Worth Botanic Garden in Ft. Worth, TX 6/4 – Whitewater Music Amphitheatre in New Braunfels, TX* 6/5 – Free Press Summer Fest in Houston, TX 6/7 – Music Instrument Museum in Phoenix, AZ 6/9 – Brooklyn Bowl Las Vegas in Las Vegas, NV 6/10 – Lobero Theatre in Santa Barbara, CA 6/11 – Harrah’s Lake Tahoe in Stateline, NV 6/13 – Livermore Valley PAC in Livermore, CA 6/14 – Tower Theatre in Bend, OR 6/16 – Marymoor Park in Redmond, WA* 6/17 – Edgefield in Troutdale, OR* 6/18 – Revolution Center in Garden City, ID* 6/23 – 26 – Electric Forest in Rothbury, MI 7/3 – Essence Festival in New Orleans, LA 7/7 – Summerfest in Milwaukee, WI 7/9 – Montreal Jazz Festival in Montreal, QC 7/17 – Halifax Jazz Festival in Halifax, CA 7/22 – Panorama Music and Arts Festival in New York, NY 7/23 – XPoNential Music Festival in Camden, NJ 7/24 – Newport Folk Festival in Newport, RI 8/20 – Red Rocks Amphitheatre in Morrison, CO (with Yonder Mountain String Band and Drive By Truckers) * w/ Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zeros
You can see the full setlist here:Edit this setlist | More Pearl Jam setlists Pearl Jam continues to impress on their current 25th anniversary tour, bringing some of their best performances and keeping things interesting on a nightly basis. After a handful of shows throughout Florida, Pearl Jam headed to the Bon Secours Wellness Arena in Greenville, SC last night.After opening the show with “Corduroy,” the band launched into a complete live performance of their 1993 album, Vs. The group’s second-ever release brought waves of nostalgia over the crowd, with performances of “Go,” “Daughter,” “Glorified G,” and so many more. It goes to show that nothing is really off limits for Pearl Jam on this tour.As the band has a proclivity for extended setlists, the full album rendition was just a fraction of the performance. Pearl Jam played a handful of songs after Vs., and returned for two power-packed encores. They performed their cover of Pink Floyd’s “Comfortably Numb” and The Who’s “Baba O’Riley,” as well as some of their all-time classics like “Yellow Ledbetter” and “Betterman.”Check out some videos of the night below:
When Phish hits Wrigley Field this summer, you can bet Chicago will be all systems go, buzzing with pre-parties, late nights and exciting happenings around town. Silver Wrapper is bringing a series of thrilling late nights to the Windy City to make sure your Phish experience is prime. On Friday, 6/24, The Werks will hit 1st Ward / Chop Shop, while Karl Denson’s Tiny Universe and the New Mastersounds perform at Concord Music Hall and Mungion & Friends hit Tonic Room late night. Saturday, 6/25 will see Dopapod hit Concord Music Hall for late night festivities. Tickets to all shows are available here.Enter below to win a huge prize package including tickets to all four shows! Then, follow the instructions for sharing to increase your chances of winning. Good luck!
There’s something so universal about funk music, perhaps because the word “funk” transcends music itself. It’s a feeling, and when you have it, you have it. One listen to Sneaky Pete & The Secret Weapons, and you know they understand what it means to be funky.Sneaky Pete is based out of Jackson Hole, WY, bringing their upbeat brand of funk music to the Western United States in what can only be rightfully called an all-out dance party. The five-piece group merges pop sensibilities with great songwriting, bringing in improvisation and a grooving backbeat to draw in listeners everywhere. Be careful; once they hit the stage, the dance floor will soon be rocking!The band formed in 2012, and continues to pick up new followers with each passing performance. While their debut album Breakfast climbed to #5 on the Relix/Jambands.com radio charts in 2014, the band’s sophomore effort DOJO shows off the band’s maturity and growth with each note.“I couldn’t be more excited about the sound we have brought forth in DOJO,” said trumpetist/vocalist Bobby Griffith. “Our progression is alive and tangible in this record, and the songs we chose are an exciting representation of who SPSW are and where we are headed. We’ve refined our recording process, and mixed & edited the tracks with more intent and vision than in the past. But the best thing about DOJO is what it signals for the future of SPSW: our songwriting is moving forward with a full head of steam, and we are pushing the boundaries of music that can be created in the Wild West.”On display throughout DOJO is the group’s positive lyricism, delivered with thoughtful instrumentation and captured within their distinct sound. From the first hits of the opening track, the album takes listeners through an upbeat journey that discusses themes of finding yourself and taking life’s challenges in stride. Created and fostered inside their communal jam space in the shadow of the Tetons, the title, DOJO is both a physical and spiritual representation of Sneaky Pete and the Secret Weapons.“Everything from the band’s songwriting, to individual musicianship, to our attention to detail has matured significantly since the release of our debut album. I’m so proud to hear all of this growth coming through in every track on DOJO. We are evolving and getting more comfortable in our own musical skin,” said guitarist/vocalist Jack Tolan.We’re honored to premiere this exciting new album! Stream DOJO in the SoundCloud player below.“These new songs are just the tip of the iceberg,” says drummer Philip Walker. “It’s an exciting time for us, and you can expect a lot more to come from Sneaky Pete in the future.”Sneaky Pete is Jack Tolan (guitar/vox), Bobby Griffith (trumpet/vox), Sam Lowenthal (bass), Galen Karnatz (keys), and Philip Walker (drums). The band has shared the stage with the likes of Trombone Shorty, Dirty Dozen Brass, Thievery Corporation, The Revivalists, American Babies, Pimps of Joytime, Toubab Krewe, and many others in their tenure, and only continue to grow!Be sure to catch this band on the road throughout the fall. You can see their tour dates below, and head to their official website for more details. DOJO can also be found streaming on Spotify and available on iTunes, so don’t miss it.Sneaky Pete Tour Dates10/29 – Bozeman, MT – The Eagles Lounge*10/31 – Victor, ID – The Knotty Pine11/04 – Reno, NV – Offbeat Music Festival11/05 – Reno, NV – Offbeat Music Festival11/07 – Arcata, CA – The Jambalaya11/09 – San Francisco, CA – Boom Boom Room^11/10 – Petaluma, CA – The Big Easy11/11 – Berkeley, CA – Jupiter Brewing Company* w/Shakewell and Moth^ w/Dr. Mojo
UPDATE: These shows are part of a major tour that was just announced by Trey Anastasio! Check out the full schedule below.The Capitol Theatre has added another great weekend to its impressive spring lineup, adding two dates with the Trey Anastasio Band. The shows will take place on Friday, April 14th, and Saturday, April 15th, for what’s sure-to-be an awesome weekend filled with your favorite TAB compositions, lots of horns, and Big Red himself holding court front and center. Anyone who’s seen Trey’s solo project before knows that they are in for a fun show, with plenty of awesome covers and fan-favorite songs peppered throughout.It seems Anastasio is putting more emphasis on his solo band project in 2017, as he now has dates on the schedule with them for Sweetwater 420 Fest and at Red Rocks with support from Vulfpeck. We’ll be sure to keep you updated on any moves that TAB makes.Tickets for the Cap shows go on sale on Friday, December 9th. You can purchase tickets to the Friday show here, and the Saturday show here.Full Trey Anastasio Band Tour Schedule4/14-15 – The Capitol Theatre – Port Chester, NY4/20 – The Fillmore Charlotte – Charlotte, NC4/21 – Sweetwater 420 Festival – Atlanta, GA4/29 – Stubb’s Waller Creek Amphitheater – Austin, TX4/30 – House of Blues Houston – Houston, TX5/2 – Cain’s Ballroom – Tulsa, OK5/3 – The Pageant – St. Louis, MO5/5 – Egyptian Room – Old National Centre – Indianapolis, IN5/6 – Royal Oak Music Theatre – Royal Oak, MI5/7 – Danforth Music Hall – Toronto, ON5/25 – The Fillmore Philadelphia – Philadelphia, PA5/31- Red Rocks Amphitheater – Morrison, CO (w/Vulfpeck)6/3 – Big Sky Brewery – Missoula, MT
On Friday night, Gov’t Mule closed their Spring tour at the Saenger Theatre in New Orleans, Louisiana with Soulive opening up as support. Warren Haynes welcomed a bevy of special guests, to the delight of all those in attendance. With Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers in town scheduled to play their headlining Sunday slot at Jazz Fest, and Soulive on site, it became a marvelous spectacle of true rock and roll.The Official L4LM Guide To Jazz Fest After DarkTo start, the Levee Horns performed the first four songs of the set, before drummer Steve Ferrone joined in to replace Matt Abts. The band went on to play a mix of originals and covers, before again welcoming friends to the stage. Smoky Greenwell, Eric Krasno, Neal Evans, and Rob Blair all joined in for an unforgettable cover of The Rolling Stones‘ “The Spider & The Fly” while giving Jorgen Carlsson a chance to rest. The band then returned to their roots with the introduction of two new songs from their upcoming record, “Revolution Come, Revolution Go” and “Stone Cold Rage.”The second set opened with a blistering cover of “Creep” by Radiohead. Smoky Greenwell and Alvin Youngblood Hart then joined in for a blues cover of “Good Morning Little Schoolgirl,” sticking around for “The Hunter.” The Mule then shifted into an incredible jam that featured “St. Stephen,” “No Quarter,” and a “How Many More Years” with “Higher Ground” teases and “Dazed & Confused” lyrics. The second set closed with “Blind Man In The Dark.”Check out Wicked Flea’s capture of “No Quarter” and “How Many More Years > Blind Man In The Dark” second set closer below: Gov’t Mule returned to the stage for an enormous encore, beginning with drums. The drums jam segued into Neil Young‘s “Rocking In The Free World” then into Jimi Hendrix‘s “Machine Gun.” From there, the band shifted into The Doors‘ “When The Music’s Over,” and back into “Machine Gun,” before closing with “Rocking In The Free World.” Watch the entire sequence below, courtesy of Wicked Flea:Setlist: Gov’t Mule | Saenger Theatre | New Orleans, LA | 4/28/17I: John The Revelator (with Levee Horns), Stage Fright (with Levee Horns), Into The Mystic( with Levee Horns), Down & Out In New York City (with Levee Horns & Steve Ferrone; without Matt Abts), Flip Wilson > Johnny Bratton Jam, Game Face (with Birdland & Mountain Jam teases), Captured, The Spider & The Fly (with Smoky Greenwell, Eric Krasno, Neal Evans & Ron Blair; without Jorgen Carlsson), Revolution Come, Revolution Go, Stone Cold RageII: Creep, Scenes From A Troubled Mind (with Silent Scream Pt. 2 tease), Good Morning Little Schoolgirl (with Smoky Greenwell & Alvin Youngblood Hart) > The Hunter with Smoky Greenwell & Alvin Youngblood Hart), Trane > Eternity’s Breath > St. Stephen Jam > No Quarter, Bad Little Doggie > How Many More Years (with Higher Ground tease & Dazed & Confused lyrics) > Blind Man In The DarkE: Drums > Rocking In The Free World > Machine Gun (Instrumental) > When The Music’s Over > Machine Gun (Instrumental) > Rocking In The Free World
Producer and multi-instrumentalist Danger Mouse (The Grey Album, Demon Dayz) recently combined efforts with Sam Cohen to curate the soundtrack for Amazon’s The Man in the High Castle series. The album, dubbed Resistance Radio, features a bevy of musical collaborators who cover popular songs from the 1960’s. Mouse and Cohen stopped by Conan last night to provide late night television a taste of their original vision, including semi-stripped down covers of “House of the Rising Sun” by The Animals and “Can’t Help Falling in Love” by Elvis Presley.Watch the two artists perform “House of the Rising Sun” and “Can’t Help Falling in Love” below, as accompanied by a spectacular string section: Listen to their collaborative efforts on Resistance Radio: The Man in the High Castle Album, which features Sharon Van Etten, Beck, The Shins,Norah Jones, Kelis, Karen O, and so many more. The series of which the soundtrack matches explores history and what the world might look like had the outcome of World War II turned out differently. Listen the soundtrack below:
On April 18th, DJ Williams, the guitarist for Karl Denson’s Tiny Universe and leader of his own project Shots Fired, flew to the Middle East. In a series of unfortunate events while visiting family abroad, the guitarist was detained for cannabis-related charges—a particularly frightening charge considering the frequently dire repercussions of marijuana use outside U.S. borders. Over the past month or so, Williams has been held abroad as the case was settled, with his presence being missed at numerous events including Jazz Fest this year. However, outpour and support for Williams during this unsure time was huge, with a GoFundMe set up by his sister dubbed the DJ Williams Appreciation Fund raising over $25,000 during that time.Listen To The Debut Song From Alan Evans, DJ Williams & Darby Wolf’s Newest Project, Agent 3Luckily, after a period of uncertainty, the guitarist will be returning home to the United States. In a statement, Williams wrote, ““I’ve been released from the prison and headed back to the states right now with my mother. I’m not ready to speak to anyone but family right now but please know that my heart is overflowing with love and my eyes are filled with tears of gratitude for the amount of support you’ve all shown me. Thank you. This has been the hardest challenge I’ve ever faced and I am physically and emotionally exhausted but I plan to return a stronger, better man taking nothing for granted. Much love.”Watch Nikki Glaspie Super Jam Tear Up The Gap Band’s “Humpin’” On Jam Cruise [Pro-Shot]We’re certainly glad to have DJ Williams back stateside. You can watch video of his performance with his solo group DJ Williams & Shots Fired below, where the group puts on an awesome rendition of Nirvana’s “Smells Like Teen Spirit” at The Mint in Los Angeles along with Sam Barsh.
New Orleans-based genre-bending electronic trio The Russ Liquid Test has released the first track from their upcoming World Gone Crazy EP, “Rise,” a dream-state neo-soul vamp laced with pluming vocals and fluttering flutes. “Rise” is only a taste of what’s to come, showing just a sliver of the rest of the record. The single is a slow rolling, iridescent and nostalgic ballad encouraging the inevitable head nod. The EP will be officially released via All Good Records on November 3rd.You can Listen to The Russ Liquid Test’s new single, “Rise,” below via the Russ Liquid SoundCloud page:The single release comes just before the trio departs on an extensive thirty-six date US tour with high-profile stops in San Francisco, Atlanta, Grand Rapids and more, as well as their highly-anticipated set at the upcoming Brooklyn Comes Alive festival in Williamsburg, Brooklyn on September 23-24. The Russ Liquid Test will perform alongside fellow All Good Records acts like SunSquabi and Muzzy Bearr to round out a fantastic slate of electronic artists at the unique homegrown event.The Crystal Method, DJ Premier, KJ Sawka, & More: A Look At Brooklyn Comes Alive’s Electronic ActsA stand-out force in the crossover dance world, The Russ Liquid Test stand amongst the likes of GRiZ, Pretty Lights and Gramatik in their quest to pay homage to classic funk, jazz and electro. In the words of electro-funk star and All Good Records label head GRiZ, “Russ’s growth as a musician has been incredible. He’s sounding better than ever! Don’t believe me. press play :)”Redefining the possibilities of modern music, The Russ Liquid Test fuses the raw vitality of classic funk and the inventive sound design of electronic production. Songwriter/producer and renowned brass specialist Russell Scott (a.k.a. Russ Liquid) heads up the three-piece. Guitarist Andrew Block and drummer Deven Trusclair round things out, with each providing a distinct musical background deeply rooted in the New Orleans jazz scene. The Russ Liquid Test presents a joyful musical synergy with their exciting live shows, which include recent appearances at Shambhala Music Festival, Lightning in a Bottle, Summer Camp, and Electric Forest.You can see a full list of upcoming Russ Liquid Test tour dates here.[Cover photo via Russ Liquid Facebook]Don’t miss The Russ Liquid Test and a massive list of other talented artists at the upcoming Brooklyn Comes Alive, set to take place across three venues in Williamsburg, Brooklyn on September 23rd – 24th. The unique homegrown event puts the focus on the musicians, curating dream team collaborations, tributes, and artist passion projects for two full days of incredible music both new and old.The 2017 lineup is set to include hand-selected band lineups featuring all-star musicians like John Scofield, George Porter Jr. (The Meters), Vinnie Amico and Al Schnier (moe.), Bernard Purdie, Kofi Burbridge (Tedeschi Trucks Band), Joel Cummins, Ryan Stasik, and Kris Myers (Umphrey’s McGee), Aron Magner and Marc Brownstein (The Disco Biscuits), Mike Greenfield and Jesse Miller (Lotus), Jason Hann (String Cheese Incident), Alan Evans (Soulive), Cyril Neville (Neville Brothers), Henry Butler, Jon Cleary, Reed Mathis (Electric Beethoven), Michael League, Nate Werth, Chris Bullock, Robert “Sput” Searight, and Bob Lanzetti (Snarky Puppy), Jennifer Hartswick and Natalie Cressman (Trey Anastasio Band), Muzzy Bearr, The Russ Liquid Test, KJ Sawka (of Pendulum and Destroid), DJ Premier & The Badder Band, and so many more!For a full list of artists, head to the event’s website. Two-day and single-day GA and VIP tickets are available now.
Music Jam Productions hosted the Florida Jazz and Blues Jam on Saturday at Sunset Cove Amphitheater in Boca Raton, Florida and provided a solid lineup of music for those who attended. The lineup included Marcia Ball, Kenny Neal, Robben Ford, Walter Trout, The Devon Allman Project with Duane Betts and Peter Levin, and Gov’t Mule.Kicking off the day was five-time Grammy nominee Marcia Ball. Ball’s opening set was full of energy as she played songs that covered a long career that includes winning the 2002 Blues Music Award for Blues Album of the Year with her critically acclaimed release Presumed Innocent. The band played “The Tattooed Lady and the Alligator” and “The Squeeze is On” off of her latest release as well as “Party Town” from her album Peace Love & BBQ.Next up was blues legend Kenny Neal from Baton Rouge, La. As Neal took the stage, the rain began to fall, but that didn’t discourage the folks in the crowd who stayed in place throughout and enjoyed the music. Neal’s musical career began at three years old when his musical father’s friend, Slim Harpo, gave him his first harmonica. Neal was fantastic with the crowd and on guitar and harmonica as he ripped out a solid set of blues.Neal had the longtime local blues legend Joey Gilmore join him on stage and the results were fantastic. Neal and his band played “The Things I Used to Do”, “Keep on Moving” as well as covering the hits “Don’t Mess With My Toot-Toot” that later turned into “When the Saints Go Marching In” by the great Louis Armstrong. After his performance, Neal and his band were kind enough to sign posters, take photos with fans, and meet and greet all that were interested in the merchandise tent, and the line of takers was long.Following Kenny Neal was guitar virtuoso legend Robben Ford. Ford has had a stellar career and has performed on stage and in the studio with such greats as Miles Davis, George Harrison, Joni Mitchell, Bonnie Raitt, Barbara Streisand, KISS, Warren Haynes, Gregg Allman, and Phil Lesh, as well as many others. His most recent album titled Into The Sun debuted at #2 on the Blues Charts. The group performed a fantastic set of blues that was well received by the crowd.The rain disappeared and night began to fall as Walter Trout took the stage for the Florida Jazz and Blues Jam. Trout is a true blues legend, and his latest release We’re All In This Together quickly rose to the #1 spot on the Blues charts with guest appearances on the album by the likes of Kenny Wayne Sheppard, Joe Bonamassa, John Mayall, and Randy Bachman.Trout’s band put on a heavy, rock-filled set, and Walter Trout’s son, Jon Trout, came out and joined the band on guitar. Later in the show, Trout became extremely emotional when telling the story of his near death experience and life-saving liver transplant that came at the most desperate of moments. He had to learn to walk, talk, and play guitar again all over but clearly overcame all the adversity and still performs at the highest level. His joy for playing and being alive was clearly evident as he touched the crowd with his story, then proceeded to shred the guitar song after song.The Devon Allman Project followed and were fantastic. Devon, the son of the late, great Gregg Allman, is an accomplished musician and brought in special guests for the performance. Duane Betts (son of Allman Brothers founding member Dicky Betts) and Peter Levin (keyboardist for The Allman Brothers, Greg Allman Band, The Blind Boys of Alabama to name a few) joined the band on stage and added to an already great show.The band played several songs off of the Devon Allman album titled Ragged and Dirty including “Ten Million Slaves”, “Midnight Lake Michigan” and “I’ll Be Around”. The band also did a tribute to the Allman Brothers by playing “Blue Sky”, “One Way Out”, “Melissa”, and “Midnight Rider”. Betts and Allman were fabulous together! Peter Levin was, as usual, a true joy to watch and hear perform as well. This band is definitely worth going to see if you have the opportunity.Headlining the festival was Gov’t Mule who, on short notice, took the place of Dr. John—the band was originally scheduled to play but could not due to medical reasons. Mule opened with “Railroad Boy” and covered a wide range of songs. “Soulshine”, “Banks of The Deep End”, and “Revolution Come, Revolution Go” are some of the originals they played, but Warren Haynes mixed in some amazing covers as well playing the likes of the Allman Brothers’ “Mountain Jam” and “Statesboro Blues”. “The Sky is Crying” by Stevie Ray Vaughn was surely one of the highlights of the night, as the band was joined by Walter Trout and Peter Levin. Peter Levin, Devon Allman, and Duane Betts came out and joined in on the show-closing “Statesboro Blues” and brought the house down with their rendition. The Allman Brothers band may be finished, but their music is alive and in great hands with those on stage this night. Load remaining images Florida Jazz and Blues Jam | Sunset Cove Amphitheater | Boca Raton, Florida | 1/27/2018