Month: March 2021

Lollapalooza Stacks Lineup With Red Hot Chili Peppers, Radiohead, LCD Soundsystem & More

Lollapalooza Stacks Lineup With Red Hot Chili Peppers, Radiohead, LCD Soundsystem & More

first_imgComing for its 25th straight year, Chicago festival Lollapalooza has revealed their 2016 lineup. Taking place in Grant Park of Chicago, IL from July 28th-31st, the fest will see headlining performances from Radiohead, Red Hot Chili Peppers and LCD Soundsystem.These headliners were previously reported by CoS, and today’s full lineup announcement confirms their inclusion at the milestone Lollapalooza. The full lineup also includes: J. Cloe. Lana Del Rey, Future, Ellie Goulding, Major Lazer, Disclosure, Jane’s Addiction, Flume, G-Eazy, The 1975, HAIM, M83, Two Door Cinema Club and so many more! We see you there too, Lettuce.You can scope the full lineup below, and head to the festival’s website for more information. Four-day passes went on sale and sold out yesterday, but single-day tickets will be available at 11 AM Eastern.last_img read more

The Aquaducks Release Hilarious New Music Video For ‘Bill’s Toupee’

The Aquaducks Release Hilarious New Music Video For ‘Bill’s Toupee’

first_imgIn addition to the video release, The Aquaducks will be recording a full length live album at The Basement East in Nashville on April 19th, as well as releasing another single later on in April.  Be sure to catch The Aquaducks at a show near you this spring! More information can be found here. Nashville Funk/Soul group The Aquaducks have a brand new comically charged music video to go with their recently released single, “Bill’s Toupee.” The music video features members of the band attempting to make it through life broke as a joke while battling “convenience fees” and “expensive dinners” that they can’t seem to afford.You can watch the new video here:last_img read more

The Who Hit 50 And Keep On Going In Los Angeles

The Who Hit 50 And Keep On Going In Los Angeles

first_imgThe world keeps spinning, and so do The Who.After an eight-month delay on account of singer Roger Daltrey’s bout with meningitis, the British legends were back in action at Staples Center in Los Angeles, CA on Wednesday night, May 25th. They were as loud as ever and, more importantly, bigger and brighter. Their show was as much a celebration of their 50 years as a band as it was a sign of the times, a performance transformed into a technological spectacular.A light rig with more bulbs than the eye of a house fly? Check.A high-definition screen behind the stage? Check.Trippy visuals to complement the music and captivate the audience? Check and check.Between all those elements and the sheer energy of the band itself, you’d hardly have known The Who were celebrating their golden anniversary, save for the digits plastered across the concert shirts—and the gray hairs on the heads and faces of those who wore them.Daltrey still found moments to soar, be it with his voice on “Won’t Get Fooled Again” or his harmonica on “Baba O’Riley.”Pete Townshend, who recently turned 71, sang and played like a man half his age. He melted more than a few faces with a wailing solo during “Join Together,” growled gruffly during “Eminence Front” and guided the audience deftly through his instrumental opus, “The Rock.”The remaining original pair seemed to funnel fresh energy from its more youthful (but plenty decorated) support: Simon Townshend, Pete’s brother, on guitar and backing vocals; Zak Starkey, Ringo Starr’s son, on drums; Pino Palladino, plucked from the John Mayer Trio, on bass; Loren Gold, John Corey and Frank Simes, veterans of the classic-rock world all. Together, they brought the band’s timeless catalogue to life in a way that was as fitting a tribute to Keith Moon and John Entwistle as any emotional montage. Indeed, the songs those two rocked into existence, along with Townshend and Daltrey, remain the bedrock of the band, the siren that still beckons fans into their seats and onto their feet wherever the Who may roam.But so, too, has the band long staked its reputation to progress, to the modernity of music. Townshend, in particular, was one of the great technological tinkerers of his day. Like his contemporaries in the Beatles and Pink Floyd, he toyed with the creation of new and different sounds, and wasn’t tethered to any traditional instruments or accompanying orthodoxies in doing so. He pushed the envelope across physical faculties, envisioning audiovisual experiences that were not only way ahead of their time, but too difficult to pull off well (Tommy) or at all (Quadrophenia) in their own days.Townshend still appeared torn about his efforts with those rock operas. In introducing the Quadrophenia portion of the set, he sounded at once proud of the album-based tour he and the band put together several years ago and wistful, as if he wasn’t quite satisfied. He even hinted that a similar tour for Tommy could be in the works.After all these years, Townshend remains a tinkerer, an artist, a perfection. He picks and pokes and prods at his own work, scanning for improvements and never quite satisfied with the ones he finds. Call him “The Seeker,” because he’s searching low and high.If “The Who Hit 50!”—in all of its sonic and visual splendor—is any indication, let’s hope he doesn’t get what he’s after ‘til the day he and the band die.last_img read more

Sophistafunk Release Live Album, Announce Phish Syracuse Afterparty

Sophistafunk Release Live Album, Announce Phish Syracuse Afterparty

first_imgNY-based Sophistafunk is quickly climbing the ladder to success, making a name for themselves playing at festivals all over the country and providing support for prominent funk bands such as The Motet, Karl Denson’s Tiny Universe, and Snarky Puppy. The fast-rising group has a unique sound that fuses groovy hip-hop beats with old school funky undertones, distinguishing them from any other band out there right now. Now, they’ve got a live album to prove it.While opening up for The Motet at the Belly Up in Solana Beach, CA this past January, the band recorded their live experience. The release includes a handful of unreleased tracks as well as some fan favorites. You can download it here.Sophistafunk also announced today that they will play a Phish Syracuse afterparty this coming Sunday at Funk ‘n Waffles. It’s sure to be the perfect late night rager. Tickets are available here.last_img read more

Bob Weir Holds Rob Wasserman Tribute With RatDog, Gov’t Mule, Lukas Nelson & More [Watch]

Bob Weir Holds Rob Wasserman Tribute With RatDog, Gov’t Mule, Lukas Nelson & More [Watch]

first_img[H/T JamBase] Just a few months ago, the Grateful world was saddened upon learning about the death of legendary bassist Rob Wasserman. Best known for his work on the upright bass, Wasserman was an integral member of Bob Weir’s band, RatDog, and his death was felt heavily by fans everywhere.Though Dead & Company honored Wasserman’s passing with the debut of a RatDog cover, “Even So,” when Wasserman passed, bandmate Bob Weir decided to host a full-fledged tribute to his lost comrade. Held at the Sweetwater Music Hall in Mill Valley, CA, Weir welcomed a number of guests to his show, including Steve Kimock, Mark Karan, Dave Ellis, Robin Sylvester, Jeff Chimenti and Jay Lane – all of whom were former members of RatDog. The band also welcomed Lukas Nelson and DJ Logic, who each sat in with the RatDog ensemble.Another interesting addition to the show was Gov’t Mule, who rushed over from their nearby performance and took the stage to extend the tribute. You can check out a handful of videos from the night below, as provided by Jay Blakesberg.last_img read more

Your Options For Couch Touring This Halloween Weekend Are Bountiful

Your Options For Couch Touring This Halloween Weekend Are Bountiful

first_imgAny live music fan knows that the best place to celebrate Halloween is at a concert! With artists regularly putting on themed performances, there’s always an added layer of excitement for a Halloween show. As October 31st falls on a Monday this year, there is no shortage of live music to enjoy over the coming days! Fortunately, if you can’t make it to any shows, there are also plenty of options to enjoy from the comfort of your couch.It starts with The Disco Biscuits, who kick off a three night run at the Brooklyn Bowl Las Vegas tonight through this Saturday. Tonight’s show will be a normal start time, while the subsequent two nights will come on post-Phish, so the Biscuits certainly have the late night grooves covered! Meanwhile,  Twiddle also kicks off a three night run at a Brooklyn Bowl tonight, the original venue in Brooklyn, NY, where they’ll set up shop from tonight through the 29th as well.Phil Lesh is also gearing up for a big three night run at the famed Capitol Theatre, running shows at the Port Chester, NY venue on October 28th, 29th, and 31st. Lesh will be joined by some all-star musicians over the big run, including Larry Campbell, Luther Dickinson, Barry Sless, Jason Crosby, John Molo, Teresa Williams & Nicki Bluhm on night one (10/28); Luther Dickinson, Scott Metzger, Barry Sless, Jason Crosby, John Molo, & Nicki Bluhm on night two (10/29); and Phil-O-Ween with Larry Campbell, Luther Dickinson, Barry Sless, Jason Crosby, John Molo, Teresa Williams, & Nicki Bluhm to close out the run.Not only are those great shows on the table, but Greensky Bluegrass has also announced a webcast of their late night show on October 30th in Las Vegas, as they’ll also be playing after Phish at the Brooklyn Bowl Las Vegas. All of the webcasts mentioned above will be hosted by nugs.tv. Our partner LiveList is also running promotions for free webcast codes to Twiddle and Phil Lesh & Friends, so don’t miss a chance to win!Of course, Phish is also streaming their Vegas shows through the LivePhish platform, Widespread Panic will be offering live audio streams of their three-night run in Broomfield, CO, Umphrey’s McGee just announced a webcast of their two-night run in St. Louis, MO, and SiriusXM Jam ON is streaming live from Suwannee Hulaween all weekend long. You can see their schedule, which includes sets from The String Cheese Incident, My Morning Jacket, Umphrey’s McGee, Greensky Bluegrass, Benevento Russ & Burbridge, STS9 and more, right here.If you’re looking for something a little different, the Voodoo Music + Arts Experience is also streaming sets this weekend, with shows from Arcade Fire, The Weeknd, Beats Antique, Claypool Lennon Delirium and more. Check out their schedule here.Finally, we can’t help but promote our own stream, as we’ve teamed up with master videographer MKDevo to offer a full video stream of tonight’s Dopapod and Pigeons Playing Ping Pong performance at Toad’s Place in New Haven, CT. We know it’s not a Halloween show, but we can’t wait to watch both of these exciting bands take the stage on their remarkable fall tour!You can catch all of these official streams in the Live For Live Music channel on LiveList, specifically catered with live stream and YouTube content that is directly suited for you! Check it out, embedded below.last_img read more

Tom Petty Also Wants To Tour “Wildflowers” By The End Of Next Year

Tom Petty Also Wants To Tour “Wildflowers” By The End Of Next Year

first_imgTom Petty made a major announcement yesterday, revealing an extensive US tour in honor of the band’s 40th anniversary. The shows will mark the end of a three year touring hiatus for Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers, though Petty has been anything but dormant in that time. Still, the return of the Heartbreakers is sure to be widely celebrated in 2017.Before that announcement, however, Petty had talked about doing a tour where the hit 1994 album, Wildflowers, was played in full. With four months of 2017 committed to the major 40th anniversary tour, fans were left unsure as to whether the Wildflowers tour would be happening.Petty addressed those rumors in a new interview with Rolling Stone, saying that Wildflowers was still very much on the table and even possible for the end of 2017. “I started talking about that the other day and got a loud, ‘Shut up!’” said Petty. “Every time I bring it up it hits a wall somewhere. But we’re done in August. After that, it’s not out of the question I’d get the box set together and take it on the road to theaters before the end of the year.”Keyboardist Benmont Tench added, “I’d be more interested in an Echo tour than a Wildflowers one, but I love the idea of a Wildflowers tour. I think it’s brilliant. There’s just something about that record. Rick [Rubin]’s influence made it so spare and every little lick meant something. It was a very special record.”We’ll keep our fingers crossed until we know more, but we can’t wait for the 40th tour! You can see the full calendar for the Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers’ tour, below.Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers 40th Anniversary TourApril 20 /// Chesapeake Energy Center  /// Oklahoma City, OK*April 22 /// American Airlines Arena /// Dallas, TX*April 23  /// Verizon Wireless Arena /// Little Rock, AR*April 25  /// Bridgestone Arena /// Nashville, TN*April 27 /// Philips Arena  /// Atlanta, GA*April 29 /// Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion  /// Houston, TX*May 2 /// Frank Erwin Center /// Austin, TXMay 5 /// Perfect Vodka Amphitheatre /// West Palm Beach, FL*May 6  /// Amalie Arena /// Tampa, FL*May 8  /// FedEx Forum /// Memphis, TN*May 10  /// StateFarm Center  /// Champaign, IL*May 12  /// Scottrade Center  /// St. Louis, MO*May 13 /// Klipsch Music Center /// Indianapolis, IN*May 29-30 /// Red Rocks Amphitheatre  /// Morrison, COJune 2  /// Sprint Center /// Kansas City, MO*June 3 /// Xcel Energy Center /// St. Paul, MN*June 5  /// Wells Fargo Arena /// Des Moines, IA*June 7  /// Schottenstein Center  /// Columbus, OH*June 9 /// PPG Paints Arena  /// Pittsburgh, PA*June 10  /// Quicken Loans Arena /// Cleveland, OH*June 12  /// US Bank Arena  /// Cincinnati, OH*June 14 /// XFINITY Theatre /// Hartford, CT*June 16  /// Prudential Center  /// Newark, NJ*June 17 /// Mountain Jam Festival /// Hunter, NYJune 29  /// Wrigley Field /// Chicago, IL†July 1  /// Wells Fargo Arena /// Philadelphia, PAJuly 2  /// CMAC Performing Arts Center /// Canandaigua, NYJuly 5-6 /// Marcus Amphitheater-Summerfest /// Milwaukee, WI†July 15 /// Air Canada Centre  /// Toronto, ONTJuly 18  /// DTE Energy Music Theatre  /// Detroit, MIJuly 20  /// TD Garden /// Boston, MAJuly 23  /// Royal Farms Arena  /// Baltimore, MDJuly 26-27  /// Forest Hills Stadium /// Queens, NY‡*with very special guest Joe Walsh†with very special guest Chris Stapleton‡on-sale January 14last_img read more

Watch Flea Funk Out With The Rebirth Brass Band After RHCP Show

Watch Flea Funk Out With The Rebirth Brass Band After RHCP Show

first_imgLast night was legendary, as the Red Hot Chili Peppers hosted members of both Trombone Shorty and Rebirth Brass Brand, as well as Ivan Neville and George Porter Jr. in an incredible performance at Smoothie King Center in New Orleans. The local legends have all played with RHCP before, but the coming together of all parties was truly unbelievable.After the show, Flea popped over to the Maple Leaf Bar for an after-show with Rebirth Brass Band. The Chili Pepper bassist even sat in for a RBB original, “The Dilemma” from the band’s 2011 Grammy award winning album Rebirth of New Orleans. It’s moments like these that make the city of New Orleans so amazing.Watch Flea perform “The Dilemma” With Rebirth Brass Band, courtesy of Stu Howlin Wolf:last_img read more

Widespread Panic Continues Their Panic En La Playa On Night Two [Videos]

Widespread Panic Continues Their Panic En La Playa On Night Two [Videos]

first_imgWidespread Panic played their second of four performances for their sixth annual Panic En La Playa in Riviera Maya, Mexico. The Mardi Gras theme night on the beach brought the southern rock icons to the main stage for another beautiful evening with their fans for two sets as the moon rose high.The first set opened with a “Love Tractor,” quickly engaging in a “Holden Oversoul.” The Space Wrangler tune led into a “Tall Boy” > “Little Lily” > “All Time Low” extended jam to mark the middle of the set with a “1×1” shakedown. The first set closed with “Waiting On The Bus” into a cover of ZZ Top‘s “Jesus Just Left Chicago,” a likely, yet celebrated, pair.“Waiting On The Bus, Jesus Just Left Chicago,” courtesy of LoadOffAnnie:The second set saw “Christmas Katie” turn the corner into a “Let It Rock” > “Rock” before bringing it back for “Time Zones.” The jams continued strong with a “Worry” > “One Kind Favor” > “Fishwater” > Drums into Dr. John‘s “I Walk On Guilded Splinters” and back into “Fishwater” to close the night.“One Kind Favor,” courtesy of MrTopdogger:The band returned for “Pilgrims” and “Black Out Blues” to close the night.Check out the full setlist below, courtesy of PanicStream. You can also head to PanicStream for a full audio stream of the performance. Widespread Panic returns to the stage tonight, March 1.Setlist: Widespread Panic | Panic en la Playa | Riviera Maya, MX | 2/28/17Set I: Love Tractor, Holden Oversoul, Tall Boy > Little Lily > All Time Low, 1 x 1, Thought Chorizo, Waiting For The Bus > Jesus Just Left ChicagoSet II: Tail Dragger, Dyin’ Man, Christmas Katie > Let It Rock > Rock, Time Zones, Worry > One Kind Favor > Fishwater > Drums > I Walk On Guilded Splinters > FishwaterE: Pilgrims, Blackout Blues[Photo via WSP FB]last_img read more

Skerik, Charlie Hunter, And More To Transform Pop Hits Into Jazz As Omaha Diner

Skerik, Charlie Hunter, And More To Transform Pop Hits Into Jazz As Omaha Diner

first_img“If the song didn’t make it to number #1 on the Billboard pop charts, we don’t play it. That’s a guarantee,” is Omaha Diner’s motto. The unique concept sees the band taking pop hits and recreating them as funky jazz numbers. The supergroup is quite literally the sum of its parts, consisting of Skerik (saxophone), Charlie Hunter (guitar), Bobby Previte (drums), and Steven Bernstein (trumpet). While this is a crew of serious musicians, they also know how to have a damn good time when the opportunity to play together presents itself.Natalie Cressman Announces Album Release Party In NYC With Omaha DinerThe group has decided to get together for the first time since 2014, and will play New York City’s American Beauty on Saturday, March 24th, alongside the Natalie Cressman Band, who will be celebrating the Trey Anastasio Band trombone player’s latest solo effort, The Traces EP (purchase tickets here). We had a chance to ask the ever-enigmatic Skerik a couple of questions, and as always, his answers were most amusing.L4LM: How would you explain the amalgamation of sheer talent that is Omaha Diner?Skerik: The search for the principles governing the universe and help advance the evolution of humanity in accordance with them… finding ways of doing more with less to the end that all people everywhere can have more and more music”….(Buckminster Fuller quote)L4LM: It’s Omaha Diner’s first shows in a couple of years. Was there an urge to get back together and play some shows, or was it more of a timing issue with everyone’s schedules?Skerik: “There is nothing in a caterpillar that tells you it’s going to be a butterfly.” (another Buckminster Fuller quote) We could not foresee our own future, so we booked a gig. Thankfully Natalie Cressman’s band is playing as well…L4LM: How did the band’s decision to play only #1 pop hits from the Billboard charts come to pass?Skerik: “I can’t understand why people are frightened of new ideas. I’m frightened of the old ones.” (John Cage quote) We wanted to frighten John Cage, so the band was born.If those answers are any indication, this show is going to bring the weird, as Omaha Diner recreates their own version of songs from artists such as Bruno Mars, Adele, Beyoncé, and many more. The band also has a record that is available on vinyl and digital, which can be purchased at omahadiner.com.Tickets for the Omaha Diner  / Natalie Cressman show at American Beauty in NYC on March 24th are currently on sale and can be purchased here. For additional updates and show updates, check out the Facebook Event page.last_img read more