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STS9 Invites Victor Wooten To Sit-In And Covers Dr. Dre And Snoop For 4/20 Boston Show

STS9 Invites Victor Wooten To Sit-In And Covers Dr. Dre And Snoop For 4/20 Boston Show

first_imgSETLIST: STS9 | House Of Blues | Boston, MA | 4/20/17SET I: Be Nice, Vapors, Kaya, Vibyl, Frequencies 2 >> 3, Out Of This World>> Enceladus>> RentSET II: Click Lang Echo>> The Next Episode (Dr. Dre & Snoop)*>> Hidden Hand, Hidden Fist> Grow**, Sun, Moon & Stars>> ReEmergence^$, King Pharaoh’s Tomb, When The Dust SettlesENCORE: Moon SocketSHOW NOTES:* – Snoop Dogg and Dr. Dre cover (from The Chronic 2001)** – with Victor Wooten^ – Sun, Moon & Stars teases from HB$ – Native End tease from Phipps in outro Last night, STS9 continued their tour with a stop at Boston’s House of Blues, across the street from the storied Fenway Park, to celebrate the “high holidays.” For their special 4/20 performance, the group certainly pulled out all the stops and showed some serious love to fans in Beantown, eager to see the band return for the first time to the city proper since November of 2015. During the first set, following “Frequencies Peace 2” which jammed through to “Frequencies Peace 3,” the group kicked off a non-stop jam sequence to the end, which housed the third live performance of “Enceladus,” a new song that was debuted at The Pageant in St. Louis exactly a week prior.For the second set, the band was still vibing high, throwing in a cover of Dr. Dre and Snoop Dogg’s “The Next Episode” off The Chronic 2001, originally sampled from David McCallum’s “The Edge,” as a nod to the holiday. Following this, after “Hidden Hand, Hidden Fist” another special surprise was in store. Victor Wooten, the renowned bassist from Béla Fleck and the Flectones and the Victor Wooten Trio, emerged for the song “Grow,” during which STS9’s resident bass virtuoso, Alana Rocklin, threw down in a wicked bass battle. You can watch footage of this sick sit-in below courtesy of The STS9 Halftime Show. You can also check out the full setlist from STS9’s House of Blues show after the video, courtesy of The Church of STS9.[Photo courtesy of Joshua Huver of Must Have Media]last_img read more

Watch This Hilarious Sesame Street Remake Of The Beastie Boys’ Classic “Sabotage” Video

Watch This Hilarious Sesame Street Remake Of The Beastie Boys’ Classic “Sabotage” Video

first_imgIn 1994, The Beastie Boys’ released the first single off their fourth studio album, Ill Communication. “Sabotage” as a track unto itself is already well-known, with the opening riffs recognizable to near everyone and the number having made Rolling Stones list of the 500 greatest songs of all time. However, its music video, which was directed by Spike Jonze, has been similarly influential in pop culture.The Album That Changed My Life: Beastie Boys’ ‘Ill Communication’The music video for “Sabotage” invokes the cop dramas of the 1970’s, with each of the Beastie Boys introduced as fictional actors playing archetypal roles from the throwback police show genre — the late MCA plays a fictionalized guest star playing himself as well as “Nathan Wind” as a character named “Cochese,” Ad-Rock plays “Vic Colfari” playing “Bobby, The Rookie,” Mike D plays “Alasondro Alegré” playing “The Chief,” and DJ Hurricane plays “Fred Kelly” as “Bunny.” The now campy video received a bunch of airtime on MTV when it came out, eventually sweeping the MTV Music Video Awards for its groundbreaking narrative style and overall badassery (for example, the video that aired on television had a knife fight, a man falling off a bridge, and a man being thrown from a car edited out).Genius Producer Remixes Beastie Boys Tracks With Only Daft Punk Samples [Listen]Yesterday, a new take on this classic Beastie Boy music video was released, and it’s immediately one of our new favorite things. Created by Mylo the Cat, the mash-up music video combines some of our favorite Muppets from Sesame Street with the drama, music, and intrigue of the now-legendary “Sabotage” music video. Dubbed “Sesametage,” the new video sees Big Bird flying the coop and on the run, as The Count playing “Cochese,” Super Grover as “The Chief,” and Oscar the Grouch as “The Rookie” chase him down. The parallels between the original and the Sesame Street rendition are hilarious, so you can check out both the original 1994 Beastie Boys “Sabotage” music video and the new Muppet-heavy mash-up below.“Sesametage”“Sabotage”[H/T NPR]last_img read more

EXCLUSIVE: moe.’s Vinnie Amico Talks Hiatus Plans, Brooklyn Comes Alive, Allman Brothers

EXCLUSIVE: moe.’s Vinnie Amico Talks Hiatus Plans, Brooklyn Comes Alive, Allman Brothers

first_imgIf there is one thing moe. drummer Vinnie Amico knows, it’s the importance of keeping time. With the band beginning an unexpected hiatus while bassist Rob Dehrak undergoes cancer treatment, Amico currently has more time on his hands than expected–and he plans to make the absolute most of it. He’s currently in the process of recording and releasing the newest record from his Americana side band, Floodwood. He’s working on writing new material for moe., too, and preparing to take part in the third annual Brooklyn Comes Alive alongside an enormous list of incredible artists.Moe. may be taking some time off, but it’s clearly still crunch time for Vinnie, so we’re grateful the drummer could carve out a few minutes to chat about what’s in the works, teaching the young guns, his considerable culinary capabilities, and more. You can check out the conversation below:Live For Live Music: During this hiatus, are you seeking out more opportunities for your side band Floodwood to help keep you active?Vinnie Amico: Yep! Actually I am so busy playing right now I can’t even believe it. Not just with Floodwood either. All the local people I sometimes play with know I’m off tour and they are calling me left and right. I’m playing more gigs than I know what to do with and I am still saying no to at least half of the offers.L4LM: In general you are a pretty physically fit guy. With this extra time off, do you increase your drum exercises to match whatever physical workout regimens you have?VA: I don’t really do that. Playing the drums by yourself is pretty boring to me. That’s why I play as many gigs as I can: Playing [live] is practice to me. Playing music with other musicians is much more fun for me than sitting there alone trying to figure stuff out.I also have a couple people I give lessons to during the week. That actually helps me not only keep my chops up but helps me as a player in general. [Teaching] is not just doing a thing, it’s examining what I am doing and being able to explain why it should be done. That is a fun challenge too. I have to understand something if I am going to teach it to somebody else…I’m more of a general teacher than a patterns guy. I break down everything I do and show folks what I do, why I do it and how I do it. That really helps my drumming. When I play, I don’t really think about what I’m doing.Check and see whether Vinnie really does “know what he’s doing” in this fun clip featuring “Haze” and “Wicked Awesome” below, via Rex Thomson:L4LM: Were you a good drum student? Did you take a lot of drum lessons when you were starting out?VA: I wasn’t a good student. I mean, I took lessons for two years but then I quit. But my mom had bought me a drum kit and I really liked playing. You can ask my students…I’m a very basic teacher. You don’t need all that fancy stuff to be a good, solid, fundamental drummer–that’s what I teach to my students. You need to work the rudiments. You need to learn certain combinations of hand and foot. You need to be able to play a good groove and keep a good time. If you want to get gigs as a drummer, you have to be able to do that. You have to be able to play basically any song in any time. All that other stuff can come later. You don’t want to be some kind of crazy chops guy who can’t keep time in a band. That doesn’t help anybody.L4LM: moe. has done a lot of sit-ins and collaborations this year. As the drummer, you are basically the backbone of the operation. Do you welcome these opportunities to vary your routine, or is it ever annoying to keep changing those things around and even give up your stool from time to time?VA: I like playing music with people. Playing with my guys, playing with other people….I just like playing with people. And the thing about playing with these other people is…it’s usually a cover song. I know so many tunes, but there are so many I don’t. It’s a great thing, a fun challenge: ‘I’ve heard a song a thousand times but I have never played it before but now it’s time to do it!’L4LM: We have a new wave of bands starting to really come into their own on the jam scene. There’s a bunch of them–Spafford, Aqueous, Twiddle, Pigeons, and so on. What do you think about the state of the scene these days?VA: It’s great to see new bands that not only care about the scene but also kick ass! They are working really hard to keep this thing going. They work so hard at it. The quality of playing is impressive. Seems like kids keep getting better. And they’re hitting the road and writing. That is how they get better.Watch Vinnie play in a special rendition of the Grateful Dead‘s “Friend Of The Devil” during a surprise acoustic set featuring members of moe. and Twiddle at this year’s Summer Camp Music Festival below, via Rex Thomson: L4LM: Speaking of writing, are you working on anything of your own during this little break from touring?VA: We are all doing some writing on our own. I have a couple songs floating around in my head. I don’t usually put them down. I just tell the guys the ideas I have. They’re pretty much full song ideas…even if I haven’t worked out every part yet.We do have some live stuff that is just sitting there ready to roll. In the future, it wouldn’t be beyond the realm of possibility that some of that stuff could come out. Floodwood is in the process of finishing an album. Al [Schnier] and I have the Everyone Orchestra and Brooklyn Comes Alive and gigs coming up. He and I are both gonna be real busy with that for sure.L4LM: Brooklyn Comes Alive is going to be quite the party. You’re part of the festival’s tribute to Butch and Gregg, The Road Goes On Forever: Celebrating The Music of The Allman Brothers Band. Do you remember when you first encountered the music of the Allmans?VA: Sorta. I know I was pretty young. It was in high school right around the time I got into the Grateful Dead, for pretty much the same reasons. I saw the Dead–the “Jerry” Dead–like fifty or sixty times, and I saw the Allman Brothers around twenty or thirty times over the same period. I studied both both of those bands and their type of music pretty closely.I wanted to know how to play this music correctly and to hear this music correctly. It wasn’t that I wanted to learn how to play the song…I wanted to know how to play the song the way they played it. Both of those bands formed my way of looking at music.Check out moe. rocking the Allman Brothers’ “Southbound” earlier this year at Jannus Live in St. Petersburg, FL:L4LM: What do you think of the core concept of Brooklyn Comes Alive, with the mixing and matching of individual artists and themes as opposed to full bands?VA: It’s really cool. Sure, everybody loves their favorite bands, but this is a chance to see their favorite players do something different. It’s gonna be really good and some of these combinations may end up surprising people. There is so much friendship and energy in the scene…there are gonna be some great moments. There will be times when artists try something for the first time and the audience wonders ‘Holy Crap! What did we just see?’Super-jams can turn into nightmares sometimes, especially when there are too many people onstage. Everyone wants their little shot. It can be a little much. The Brooklyn Comes Alive model, with smaller configurations and actual thought and guidelines behind the pairings…like the Allman Brothers set or us playing with the Aqueous boys…drawing from the catalogs of just two bands. That should be really cool.L4LM: How is that Aqueous/moe. set gonna work? Is it all moe. tunes or some Aqueous material also?VA: I should say “It’s a secret!” but I honestly don’t have any idea. I know the Aqueous dudes have played our music before and that Mike Gantzer is a nut job in a good way. He is so good and he really studies music. If he is doing this he probably knows our songs better than we do by now. Maybe he can tell us what we’re doing wrong. Either way it will be a great night.You can get excited for Brooklyn Comes Alive with pro-shot video of Vinnie and Joel Cummins (Umphrey’s McGee) sitting in with Aqueous at Summer Camp below, via Aqueous:L4LM: What is your perspective on the band taking control of the managerial reigns for moe.?VA: Al is doing most of it. It’s good. We are all more involved in the decision making. The only question is if it is sustainable. I don’t know if Al will get tired of it and say “Screw this!”EXCLUSIVE: moe.’s Al Schnier Talks Hiatus And Coming Collaborations, And Taking On The Responsibilities Of Being The Band’s ManagerWe may end up splitting up the tasks more. We’ve been doing this a long time, and we basically know how to do this stuff ourselves. For now it’s good, and hopefully we can keep this up and maintain it.L4LM: How did you enjoy the return of moe.down?VA: I had a great time. It’s a busy weekend for us but I think it’s worth it. Hopefully everyone enjoyed it and we hope to not only do it again, but grow it into what we wanted it to be.Watch moe. delight their faithful fans with this “Crab Eyes” > “New York City” jam at the 2017 moe.down music festival:L4LM: I know politics is an incredibly touchy subject right now, but I have to ask…have you and the new mayor of moe.down had a face-to-face meeting yet?VA: Shut it. I don’t think we will either…[laughs]L4LM: Before interviewing an artist, I usually reach out to their fans to gather ideas of questions to ask, see what’s on their minds. I would say about 90% of the responses I got for you were food-based. First up…any thoughts on opening your own restaurant?VA: I would love to, but everyone always tells me how hard it is. I’ve never even worked in a restaurant. I’d have to bring people in. We live in a restaurant culture around here and these folks are pretty heavy duty. A lot of competition and a lot of work I just don’t have time for…There will still be some cooking shows coming though, so look forward to that.L4LM: Well, it sounds like you have some really appetizing future plans! Look forward to seeing, hearing and maybe even tasting what you’re cooking up for us!VA: Thanks! See you out there soon!Don’t miss Vinnie Amico and Al Schnier of moe. performing in a wide range of diverse sets 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. For a full list of artists, head to the event’s website. Two-day and single-day GA and VIP tickets are available now. The 2017 lineup is set to include hand-selected band lineups featuring all-star musicians like John Scofield, George Porter Jr. (The Meters), 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), and so many more!center_img [photo by Jay Blakesberg]last_img read more

PREMIERE: saQi Releases Melodic, Laidback Mix For The Human Experience’s ‘Slow Down’ Series

PREMIERE: saQi Releases Melodic, Laidback Mix For The Human Experience’s ‘Slow Down’ Series

first_imgOver the past year, DJ and producer David Block (better known as The Human Experience) has brought together an innovative collection of artists and musicians—including visual artists Android Jones and David Hale and producers Random Rab, Bluetech, and more—under the banner “Slow Down,” with, as he notes, the intention to nurture “our greatest human resource—creativity . . . [and] to inspire others to unlock their creative potential.” At the end of June last year, Block released a mix honoring this collective, and in the months since, producers like Random Rab, Bluetech, CloZee, and Hakou have all created their own mixes for the Slow Down series. Today, the genre-defying producer saQi has released his own mix to join the others within the Slow Down mix series.In the electronic music world, saQi has become known for his distinct sound, which combines tastes of blues, soul, funk, latin, hip-hop, dub, jazz, downtempo, and more. With his name coming from the Sufi title for “a mystic muse,” the producer creates deep and sophisticated tracks that still translate well to an energized live setting. Much like the purpose of the Slow Down collective, saQi consistently pushes the boundaries of his craft, having performed shows with the accompaniment of live musicians, vocalists, and dancers in addition to countless more traditional DJ sets. As saQi has noted about these collaborations, “I created the project as means to collaborate with and feature my fellow artists. I love to play music with other people and share the experience with the crowd. The project is not about me, it’s about connecting with other people through music.”With a new release due out on November 10th via The Polish Ambassador’s record label, Jumpsuit Records, saQi is part of a community of beloved progressive artists, many of whom were born and bred on the West Coast, that have carved a niche for themselves within the live music scene. In addition to The Polish Ambassador himself, the producer has previously played with the likes March Fourth Marching Band, Beats Antique, Emancipator, Russ Liquid, edIT, Rising Appalachia, The Everyone Orchestra, and more, and has performed internationally as well as at premier festivals like Coachella, Lightning in a Bottle, Symbiosis, Envision, Burning Man, and more.You can take a listen to saQi’s mix for the Slow Down series below. As the artists said about the mix, “I’m very excited to put this new mix out on the Slow Down series. With all the pressure to keep the dancefloors moving it’s nice to take a moment to sit with some of my slower more melodic music. I hope the mix encourages people in some way to slow down a bit and appreciate the moment. Enjoy.” saQi Upcoming 2017 Tour Dates9-28 – Jumpsuit Family Gathering – Taos, NM10-14 – 1015 Folsom – San Francisco, CA10-30 – Boulder Theater – Boulder, CO1-26 – Gem and Jam Festival – Tucson, AZlast_img read more

Portugal. The Man Ends Sincere GRAMMY Acceptance Speech With A Mischievous “Hail Satan!” [Watch]

Portugal. The Man Ends Sincere GRAMMY Acceptance Speech With A Mischievous “Hail Satan!” [Watch]

first_imgWatch the official music video for “Feel It Still” below via Portugal. The Man’s YouTube page:Best Pop Group/Duo Perforance Nominees(For new vocal or instrumental duo/group or collaborative pop recordings. Singles or Tracks only.)“Something Just Like This” – The Chainsmokers & Coldplay“Despacito” – Luis Fonsi & Daddy Yankee Featuring Justin Bieber“Thunder” – Imagine Dragons“Feel It Still” – Portugal. The Man – WINNER“Stay” – Zedd & Alessia Cara[h/t – Consequence of Sound] Portland-based outfit Portugal. The Man took home their first GRAMMY hardware last night, taking home the prize for “Best Pop Duo/Group Performance” for their worldwide smash hit “Feel It Still“. The genre-elusive group’s win came as something of a surprise, as it was up against several other hugely successful tracks from various ends of the pop spectrum.When the group took the stage to accept their award, they were surely excited about the honor, but true to form, they still remained lighthearted and mischievous on one of the music industry’s biggest stages. In his sincere, heartfelt speach, bassist Zach Carothers thanked a small list of people and shared his love and respect for the indigenous peoples of the band’s native Alaska and beyond. While he did so, his bandmates mimed drinking from the GRAMMY statuette like a goblet and even, it appears, jokingly wiping their ass with it.Watch the speech below via Instagram: However, the video above cuts out just a second or two early, and misses Carothers’ final words: Carothers ended his sincere acceptance speech with a brief, cheeky “Hail Satan!,” likely riffing on the fact that their category’s presentation was directly preceded by a string of Gospel and Christian award categories. So Portugal. The Man may be GRAMMY-winners now, but don’t worry–It looks like they’re not going to start taking themselves too seriously.last_img read more

Elephant Revival Announces Hiatus, Cancels All Shows Except Red Rocks & Select Festival Sets

Elephant Revival Announces Hiatus, Cancels All Shows Except Red Rocks & Select Festival Sets

first_imgElephant Revival came together in 2006, and over the past decade, the group has built a name for itself as one of the premier transcendental folk and bluegrass acts. In late September of last year, it was announced that violinist and vocalist Bridget Law would be leaving the group. Today, sadly, Elephant Revival publically announced that they’d be going on hiatus following the group’s annual Red Rocks performance on May 20th. The group also paired this announcement with the news that they’d be canceling all of their upcoming shows, save for a select number of previously scheduled festival sets.In the band’s Facebook post about the breakup, the group cited that:The band has been dealing with some family matters that have led us to reassess and realize that, while we’ve all been putting so much energy into Elephant Revival, we need some time to reconnect with our loved ones and focus on personal growth.Outside of being a beloved staple of the music festival circuit and top-tier Colorado band, Elephant Revival has always been vocal about advocating for causes they believe in. The Nederland-based outfit also noted that “we will continue to advocate for public lands and other causes dear to our hearts.” The band then expressed how proud they are of their ongoing Trail Revival project, which restores trails on Colorado public lands, and reiterated that their annual Trail Revival will happen again this year and will probably fall around the second annual Colorado Public Lands Day on May 19th (one day before their Red Rocks performance).We wish all the members of Elephant Revival nothing but the best in whatever new endeavors lie ahead. We’ll see you all at Red Rocks on May 20th. You can read the full post from Elephant Revival below:[Cover photo: Rex-A-Vision]last_img read more

Pearl Jam Covers Neil Young With Members Of Red Hot Chili Peppers [Watch]

Pearl Jam Covers Neil Young With Members Of Red Hot Chili Peppers [Watch]

first_imgPearl Jam invited Red Hot Chili Peppers drummer Chad Smith and guitarist Josh Klinghoffer to join them on stage for a cover of Neil Young’s “Rockin’ In The Free Word”  during a show in Rio de Janeiro the other day. The collaboration marked Pearl Jam’s latest collaborative rendition of the 1989 hit, coming four years after the band welcomed Arcade Fire’s Win Butler to help them out in Australia.Pearl Jam frontman Eddie Vedder’s signature bravado is on display for much of the tune, most notably when he tosses a bunch of tambourines into the crowd before pouring a rather large bottle of red wine all over himself. The song, which came toward the end of the band’s 11-song encore, also saw Pearl Jam drummer Matt Cameron switching between the kit and the tambourine while Klinghoffer traded solos with guitarists Stone Gossard and Mike McCready. In short, it’s the kind of that would probably make Neil Young proud. Give it a watch below.Pearl Jam with Chad Smith & Josh Klinghoffer – “Rockin’ In The Free World”[Video: Jorge Cubas]Pearl Jam and the Red Hot Chili Peppers will both headline Lollapalooza Brasil in São Paulo this weekend.last_img read more

Brian Wilson To Perform The Beach Boys’ Christmas Album In Its Entirety For 2018 Holiday Tour

Brian Wilson To Perform The Beach Boys’ Christmas Album In Its Entirety For 2018 Holiday Tour

first_imgThis week, Brian Wilson, co-founding singer, songwriter, and widely-renowned recording wizard of The Beach Boys announced a run of special Holiday-themed dates late this year. The tour will also feature special guests Al Jardine and Blondie Chaplin, Wilson’s longtime bandmates with The Beach Boys.The tour, set to begin on November 28th in Minneapolis, will mark the first time that Wilson and his solo band have performed The Beach Boys’ Christmas Album (1964) in its entirety. The shows will also include cuts from Wilson’s solo Christmas album, 2005’s What I Really Want For Christmas and other cheerful holiday numbers. According to the tour announcement press release, fans can expect to hear Beach Boy classics “Little Saint Nick”, “The Man with all The Toys”, and a selection of Brian’s favorite Yuletide songs including “Blue Christmas” and “Santa Claus is Comin’ to Town”.Wilson is coming off a wildly successful tour celebrating the 50th anniversary of The Beach Boys’ landmark 1966 album, Pet Sounds, which kept him on the road for the majority of 2016 and 2017 after repeated tour extensions due to popular demand.For information on pre-sale codes for each Brian Wilson Holiday Tour performance, VIP packages, and more, head to Brian Wilson’s website here. See below for a full list of Wilson’s Holiday Tour dates.Brian Wilson Holiday Tour Dates:November 28, 2018Minneapolis, MNOrpheum TheatreNovember 30, 2018Hammond, INHorseshoe CasinoDecember 1, 2018Northfield, OHHard Rock in Northfield ParkDecember 4, 2018Englewood, NJBergen Performing Arts CenterDecember 7, 2018Staten Island, NYSt. George TheatreDecember 11, 2018Sarasota, FLVan Wezel Performing Arts HallDecember 12, 2018Hollywood, FLSeminole Hard Rock Hotel & CasinoDecember 15, 2018Austin, TXACL Live at The Moody TheaterDecember 16, 2018Midland, TXWagner Noel PACDecember 17, 2018San Antonio, TXTobin Center for the Performing ArtsDecember 20, 2018Thousand Oaks, CAThousand Oaks Civic Arts PlazaDecember 22, 2018Santa Rosa, CALuther Burbank Center for the ArtsDecember 23, 2018Reno, NVGrand Sierra Resort & CasinoView All Tour Dates[H/T Pollstar]last_img read more

Oteil Burbridge To Host “Ask Me Anything” Session On Reddit

Oteil Burbridge To Host “Ask Me Anything” Session On Reddit

first_imgOteil Burbridge will host his second “Ask Me Anything” Q&A session on Reddit later this month. The Dead & Company bassist and his wife Jess Burbridge will team up for the conversation, which is slated to take place on the r/gratefuldead page at 6pm ET on Friday, May 25th. The news was revealed on Wednesday via his Instagram.Burbridge, an accomplished bassist who toured with the Allman Brothers Band, Aquarium Rescue Unit, and numerous other projects before co-founding Dead & Company, hosted his first AMA last summer. A variety of topics were addressed during that discussion, including the difference between Allman Brothers and the Grateful Dead, the “Let Oteil Sing” campaign, Bob Weir’s iPad, playing with Col. Bruce Hampton, and much more. Burbridge’s AMA session will take place just a few days before Dead & Company returns to the road for their summer tour. As previously reported, the outing will kick off on May 30th at the Xfinity Center in Manfield, MA.last_img read more

Gov’t Mule Welcomes Jim James For “Us And Them” At Christmas Jam ‘Dark Side Of The Mule’ Set [Video/Full Audio]

Gov’t Mule Welcomes Jim James For “Us And Them” At Christmas Jam ‘Dark Side Of The Mule’ Set [Video/Full Audio]

first_imgWarren Haynes and Gov’t Mule are back in Asheville, North Carolina this weekend for the 30th edition of the prolific guitarist’s annual star-studded Christmas Jam. This year’s weekend event got moving with a pre-jam concert at the Orange Peel on Thursday night, which included notable appearances from Jimmy Vivino to Marco Benevento. Friday evening saw Haynes and other scheduled performers including Grace Potter, Jamey Johnson, Benevento, and Mike Gordon all move over to the larger U.S. Cellular Center to begin the main event. It was there on Friday where Gov’t Mule once again transformed into their Pink Floyd-themed Dark Side of the Mule, which sw Warren and his bandmates spend the entire set covering the famous psychedelic rock pioneers.The show began with “Pigs On The Wing Pt. I” from Pink Floyd’s 1977 Animals LP, which included a wonderfully hazy ending solo from Haynes. From there, they transitioned into a pair of tunes from 1975’s Wish You Were Here with “Shine On You Crazy Diamond Part I” and “Have A Cigar”. Next, they moved into the sound effects-driven “Speak To Me” from their psychedelic masterpiece The Dark Side of the Moon, which of course went right into the album’s dreamy “Breathe (In The Air)”, “On The Run”, “Time”, “The Great Gig in the Sky”, and “Money”. From there, the band moved into climactic Dark Side ballad “Us And Them”, which saw them welcome My Morning Jacket‘s Jim James to the stage to help out on vocal duties.Dark Side of the Mule with Jim James – “Us And Them” – 12/7/2018[Video: Gregory Marcus]The night continued with “Any Colour You Like” before the band took a break from Dark Side and transitioned into an eerily fun rendition of “Welcome To The Machine”. The latter half of the set also included “One Of These Days” and “Fearless” as well as part one of “Echoes” from 1971’s Meddle, before closing out with “Comfortably Numb”. The band would finally return to the stage for a one-song encore of “Wish You Were Here”. You can stream a full audience recording of Friday night’s Dark Side of the Mule set below.Dark Side of the Mule – Christmas Jam – 12/7/2018 – Full Audio[Audio: Z-man]Night two of Christmas Jam will take place on Saturday night with sets from Gov’t Mule, Jim James, Dave Grohl and “Friends” performing PLAY, Eric Church, and Joe Bonamassa. Remaining tickets for Saturday’s festivities can be purchased here.Setlist: Dark Side of the Mule | U.S. Cellular Center | Asheville, NC | 12/7/2018Set: Pigs On The Wing Part I* > Shine On You Crazy Diamond Part I, Have A Cigar > Speak To Me > Breathe (In The Air) > On The Run, Time, Great Gig In The Sky, Money, Us And Them**, Any Colour You Like > Welcome To The Machine, One Of These Days > Fearless > Echoes (Part I) > Comfortably NumbEncore: Wish You Were Here* Warren Solo** W/Jim James On Vocals[H/T JamBuzz]last_img read more