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Load remaining images Twiddle wrapped up their Thanksgiving 2016 Tour with a two-night escapade at the Paradise Rock Club in Boston, MA this past weekend, November 25th and 26th. In similar fashion as last year’s run at the same venue, Twiddle brought the Thanksgiving cheer to an eager crowd to celebrate the holiday weekend.Opening night one was The Jauntee, a band local to Massachusetts who have a psychedelic sound truly unique in the northeast. The quartet got the weekend off to a great start before Twiddle took the stage around 10:30 pm.Twiddle started their weekend catalog with the warm tones of “Dusk Til’ Dawn” with drummer Brook Jordan on lead vocals. They meandered their way into a strong “Doink n Boink” before settling in and jamming fluidly through the rest of set one which ended with an emotional “White Light.” Going into the first set break of the weekend the message to “Love Relentlessly” echoed through the crowd, and it was no question that the love would permeate through every soul in the building all weekend.“Brown Chicken Brown Cow” set the tone for a fun and bouncy second set with “Mamunes the Faun” and “Fire on High” being clear highlights. The band encored with “Daydream Farmer” before the crowd headed back to their homes and hotels to rest up and prepare for a second night of music ahead.Night two opened up with lespecial, a 3-piece band heavily influenced by Primus with a hint of electronic and reggae beats. Their set made for very identifiable and enjoyable sound.Twiddle gave a friendly nod to lespecial when they included “Too Many Puppies,” a Primus cover, into their first set of the night, keeping the heavy rock vibes going strong. Mihali Savoulidis continued to shred his way through the night before ending the set with the vocally driven songs “Five” and “Every Soul,” which can be tear jerkers for many and were an appropriate way to end an emotional set.Check out Twiddle’s extended jam on “The Box” in set two, with a cover of Daft Punk’s “Robot Rock” sandwiched in the middle.The weekend ended with a touching cover of Grateful Dead’s “Eyes of the World”, with Savoulidis playing a 50th Anniversary Garcia Tiger beautifully crafted by Lieber guitars.The weekend was one not soon to be forgotten, but fans have much to look forward to with yet another two night run set for the Capitol Theatre in Port Chester, NY this December! Check out the setlists from each night below, courtesy of uTwiddle, as well as a full gallery from ATS Photography.Setlist: Twiddle at Paradise Rock Club, Boston, MA – 11/25/16Set 1: Dusk ‘Til Dawn, Doinkinbonk!!!, Hattibagen McRat, Tom’s Song, Amydst The Myst, White LightSet 2: Brown Chicken Brown Cow, Laughable Butane Bob > Mamunes The Faun, Grandpa Fox, Fire On High > Best FeelingEncore: Daydream FarmerShow Notes: This show was a part of the 2016 Thanksgiving Tour. This was the first of a two-night run at the Paradise Rock Club. The Jauntee and lespecial opened the show. “Fire On High” was last performed on 2016-07-29 (42 shows). “Laughable Butane Bob” was last performed on 2014-11-26 (204 shows). “Tom’s Song” contained “Polluted Beauty” teases.Setlist: Twiddle at Paradise Rock Club, Boston, MA – 11/26/16Set 1: Blueberry Tumble, Gatsby The Great, Second Wind > Too Many Puppies > Second Wind > ApplesSet 2: Indigo Trigger > Wasabi Eruption -> The Box > Robot Rock > The Box > Boom Boom Boom > The Box, Five, Every SoulEncore: Eyes Of The WorldShow Notes: This show was a part of the 2016 Thanksgiving Tour. This was the second of a two-night run at the Paradise Rock Club. The Jauntee and lespecial opened the show. “Robot Rock” was last performed on 2015-12-31 (92 shows). “Gatsby The Great” contained “Divided Sky” (Phish) and “Too Many Puppies” teases. “Boom Boom Boom” (The Outhere Brothers) was a debut.
For the better part of the last year, the gentlemen of The String Cheese Incident have been releasing various singles from their Sound Lab recording studio. Today, the Colorado-based band announced the release of their first full-length album since 2014’s A Song In My Head. The most recent post on their Facebook page states, “Dear Friends of Cheese, At last, our first full-length album from our new Sound Lab will be ready in Spring 2017! We are really proud of the new music we have been recording in our new building.”The album, titled Believe, is set for a Spring 2017 release date, and is currently available for pre-order here. The album pre-order comes with several different bundle options for fans to choose from, which include vinyl, CD’s, t-shirts, posters, beanies, and more. Check out the boys being their typical ridiculous selves in the album announcement video below:
The Roots are the gift that keeps on giving. Their time on The Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon has given us many musical gifts, delivering nightly jam sessions with a wide variety of artists from across the musical spectrum. Herbie Hancock, Metallica, and Adele are just a few of the many examples of musicians who have spent time jamming with The Roots during their time on NBC’s classic late night show.To their credit, The Roots have never shied away from playing music that’s outside of their box while on the show, and last night’s musical guest and performance may have cemented their spot as musical legends of late night. The Roots jammed with special guest, Shigeru Miyamoto, aka the creator of Nintendo‘s classic video game Super Mario. Miyamoto, who also created the popular gaming franchise Donkey Kong, The Legend of Zelda, Star Fox, and F-Zero for Nintendo, was on the show to promote the company’s new gaming system, the Switch.Miyamoto joined The Roots for a rendition of the famous theme music from Mario, showing off his serious picking skills on acoustic guitar while the band recreated the familiar and bouncy music. Fallon himself makes an appearance during the performance, crossing the screen while hitting a yellow question mark box, with yellow coins popping out just like in the game.See below for this fun musical performance by The Roots and Shigeru Miyamoto!
There are some venues that are truly unique and unparalleled places to see music. The Gorge and Red Rocks come to mind, but a little East Troy, WI venue called Alpine Valley Music Theatre is the focus of today’s story. The Valley was built in 1977, and is relatively accessible to fans in cities like Chicago, Milwaukee, Madison and more. With its sprawling landscapes and 7,500 person pavilion, it’s no wonder that the Grateful Dead hit the venue a total of 20 times between 1980 and 1989.Of course, the Grateful Dead scene would change dramatically during the 1980’s. What started out as a musically focused fanbase veered deeper into the darker realms of the drug world. With halfhearted Deadheads plaguing the local community, the city voted to ban the Dead from ever performing at Alpine Valley after their three night run in 1989. They would eventually relent in the post-Jerry Garcia era, allowing The Other Ones to perform there in 2002, and of course Dead & Company earlier this summer.The three night run by the Grateful Dead at Alpine in 1989 was quite the affair, and the first night of the run was compiled for a box set called Downhill From Here. Bonus tracks from this final show, including “West L.A. Fadeaway”, “Desolation Row”, and “Deal”, were all featured in the compilation. With a “Hell In A Bucket” opener and a great segment of “Terrapin Station” > drums > “The Other One” > “The Wheel” > “Morning Dew” really brought the second set home. With a “Turn On Your Love Light” encore, the true fans in attendance were smiling all the way home.Fortunately, professional videos of the night were captured, and posted onto YouTube by BurningShoreProphet2. Watch below and enjoy!Set One:Set Two:Setlist: Grateful Dead at Alpine Valley Music Theatre, East Troy, WI – 7/19/89Set One: Hell in a Bucket, Sugaree, Mama Tried > Mexicali Blues, Althea, Victim or the Crime > West L.A. Fadeaway, Desolation Row > DealSet Two: Box of Rain > Foolish Heart > Looks Like Rain, Terrapin Station > drums > The Other One > The Wheel > Morning DewEncore: Turn on Your Love Light
[email protected] lyrics on MSNBC just now #Sand pic.twitter.com/fz9aeEpRdr— Jody (@JodySays) November 1, 2017 Over the past year, NBC News‘ Katy Tur has left an indelible mark on the Phish community. She’s become known for sliding tongue-in-cheek references to Phish lyrics into her MSNBC Live hourly segment each weekday, with these quotes quickly going viral and turning Tur into one of the most visible public Phish fans in the community. Today, Katy Tur did it again, and we’re loving it.EXCLUSIVE: MSNBC’s Katy Tur Talks Her Love Of Phish & Sneaking Lyrics Into The NewsTrump’s Crazy Campaign Made MSNBC’s Katy Tur Start Listening To Phish AgainDuring her segment discussing the ongoing Senate hearings on Russian influence on the 2016 presidential elections using various social media platforms like Twitter, Facebook, and Google, Tur snuck in lyrics to Phish’s “Sand”. To wrap up the segment, Tur closed with the line, “You can treat the systems but not affect the cause, it’s quite a bit like trying to heal a gunshot wound with gauze.”Check out Katie Tur’s reference to Phish’s “Sand” during MSNBC Live below.
Today, the pop starlet Lana Del Ray took to Twitter to confirm rumors that she was being sued by the alt-rock icons of Radiohead. The lawsuit involves musical similarities between the iconic number “Creep” and Lana Del Ray’s “Get Free”, off Del Ray’s most recent album Lust For Life. Though the camps for both artists have been in conversation, it seems as though the suit will go to court following Radiohead’s demands that they receive 100% of the publishing proceeds.No court date has been determined as of yet. You can read Lana Del Ray’s tweet and listen to the two songs below to compare them for similarities. “Get Free”“Creep”[H/T Variety] It’s true about the lawsuit. Although I know my song wasn’t inspired by Creep, Radiohead feel it was and want 100% of the publishing – I offered up to 40 over the last few months but they will only accept 100. Their lawyers have been relentless, so we will deal with it in court.— Lana Del Rey (@LanaDelRey) January 7, 2018
Today, Ghost Light, the highly anticipated new project from Tom Hamilton, Holly Bowling, Steve Lyons, Raina Mullen, and Scotty Zwang, added to their already extensive lists of tour dates in March and April of 2018. In addition to one new show on March 31st in Seattle, WA, the band also announced seven new dates in May, including a three-night run across Colorado’s Front Range. The May dates will also see Ghost Light travel to Chicago, IL; Grand Rapids, MI; Ann Arbor, MI; and Cleveland, OH.EXCLUSIVE: Tom Hamilton & Holly Bowling Talk New Band, Ghost Light, & The Grateful DeadLive For Live Music spoke to Tom Hamilton and Holly Bowling about Ghost Light and more aboard last month’s Jam Cruise. Hamilton had the following to say about Ghost Light’s forthcoming debut album (due out during the second half of 2018) and how the record will differ from the group’s live shows:What the record is going to be is not like what the live show is going to be. An album is a statement, you know? It’s a document and snapshot of a particular moment in time, so we have that hat on. But when it comes to taking that album and bringing it into the live arena, that’s when we turn ourselves back into the improvisers that we all are. We get to really see what these songs can do and where they can go and how they can change and grow—and this is with all the music that we’ll play. Whatever it is, whether it’s just the songs on the record or any other music we play, it’s all gonna be ‘whatever happens.’ We just want to out there and try to do something beautiful and interesting every night.You can check out the newly added Ghost Light dates below, as well as a complete list of the band’s upcoming tour plans. You can find ticket links for specific shows at www.ghostlightband.com.UPCOMING GHOST LIGHT TOUR DATES:^: Newly Added DateMarch 20th – Winstons – San Diego, CAMarch 21st – The Mint – Los Angeles, CAMarch 23rd & 24th – Terrapin Crossroads – San Rafael, CAMarch 27th – Humboldt Brews – Arcata, CA^March 28th – HiFi Lounge – Eugene, ORMarch 29th – Volcanic Theater Pub – Bend, ORMarch 30th – Mission Theater – Portland, ORMarch 31st – LoFi – Seattle, WAApril 11th – Brooklyn Bowl – Brooklyn, NYApril 12th – Ardmore Music Hall – Ardmore, PAApril 13th – The Acoustic – Bridgeport, CTApril 14th – Thunder Road – Boston, MAApril 17th – Gypsy Sally’s – Washington, DCApril 18th – Lincoln Theater – Raleigh, NCApril 19th – 5 Points Sanctuary – Roanoke, VAApril 20th – Asheville Music Hall – Asheville, NC^May 10th – Aggie Theatre – Fort Collins, CO^May 11th – Fox Theatre – Boulder, CO^May 12th – Globe Hall – Denver, CO^May 16th – City Winery – Chicago, IL^May 17th – Founders Brewery – Grand Rapids, MI^May 18th – Blind Pig – Ann Arbor, MI^May 19th – Grog Shop – Cleveland, OH
Earlier in July, The Peach Music Festival returned to Scranton, Pennsylvania’s Montage Mountain, offering a wild selection of high-profile artists from the extended. On Saturday, the bill was topped by Gov’t Mule, who performed their special “Dark Side Of The Mule” Pink Floyd tribute set, plus Little Feat performing Waiting For Columbus in collaboration with moe. and the Turkuaz Horns. In addition to performances from Chris Robinson Brotherhood, Devon Allman Project ft. Duane Betts, Spafford, Ghost Light, and Brandon “Taz” Niederauer, another major highlight of Saturday was Aqueous, who drew a sizeable crowd for their afternoon set at the Mushroom Stage.During Aqueous’ performance at The Peach Music Festival 2018, the group pulled out all the stops, welcoming the Turkuaz Horns, who were billed as one of the weekend’s “artists-at-large,” for a sing-along cover of Huey Lewis and the News‘ classic hit “Power Of Love”—marking the group’s first performance of the tune in 276 shows. While this cover made major waves and was one of the standout moments of the band’s set, Aqueous’ entire performance showed the group at its finest, with their immense improvisational abilities and tight musical connection on full display.Following “Power Of Love”, Aqueous launched into “The Median”, a tune off the group’s 2014 album, Cycles. The band’s extended take on “The Median” kicked off the second half of their six-song set. Aqueous taking the opportunity to stretch out on the tune before expertly segueing into “Warren In The Window” (from 2012’s Willy is 40) ahead of a high-octane set-closing rendition of “Don’t Do It”.You can check out a pro-shot video of Aqueous’ powerful rendition of “The Median” from the band’s stellar Saturday set at The Peach Music Festival below:Aqueous – “The Median” [Pro-Shot] – The Peach Music Festival 2018[Video: Aqueous]Setlist: Aqueous | The Peach Music Festival | Montage Mountain | Scranton, PA | 7/21/2018Set: Origami, Weight of the Word, Power of Love [1, 2], The Median > Warren in the Window, Don’t Do ItNotes:  Bustout 276 shows |  ft. Turkuaz Horns
In September of 1994, Dave Matthews Band released their debut studio album, Under The Table And Dreaming. The 12-track album featured classic tracks like “Ants Marching”, “Satellite”, and “What Would You Say”, and would eventually go on to be certified six-times platinum by 2000.At the time, the group was already on the rise, having gained fame through heavy touring along with their independently released album, 1993’s Remember Two Things, and their first-ever live EP, 1994’s Recently. Given the mega-stardom that Dave Matthews and company have now earned, it’s fun to look back to these early years before they reached mainstream stardom with the releases of of Under The Table And Dreaming and 1996’s Crash, which went on to the earn the group three Grammy wins (for Best Rock Performance by a Duo or Group, Best Rock Song, and Best Rock Album).These days, fans can revisit this amazing video of Dave Matthews performing at a Blockbuster (RIP) in Memphis, TN back on August 10th, 1994. Taking place about a month prior to the release of Under The Table And Dreaming, the surprise in-store Blockbuster performance followed the Dave Matthews Band’s performance at Memphis’ New Daisy Theatre earlier in the evening.In the 25-minute video, Dave Matthews works through songs like “Recently”, “The Best Of What’s Around”, “Lie In Our Graves”, “I’ll Back You Up”, “Dancing Nancies”, and “Satellite”.Notably, the video also captures fans requesting the song “Spotlight”, to which Matthews replies, “The chances of that are growing smaller and smaller.” At the time of the request, “Spotlight” had not been performed since October of 1993—a fact that still remains true, though the group went on to partially tease the song during shows in both 1994 and 1997. Other highlights include the presence of Dave Matthews Band drummer Carter Beauford, who can be seen in the audience a couple times during the video.Watch Dave Matthews’ surprise 1994 in-store performance at a Blockbuster Music store below, which was filmed on Master Hi8 tape by Matt Savard and uploaded and upgraded by Youtube user ChesterCopperpot5. Also, read on for a setlist (with minute-markers) and to hear thoughts from the original taper about the story behind the tape and the show. Interestingly, only three copies of the master tape were ever made, and Savard posits that Dave Matthews himself is the one who initially leaked the video (a VHS-to-DVD recording began circulating in 2007).Dave Matthews – Blockbuster – 8/10/1994[Video: ChesterCopperpot5]Setlist: Dave Matthews (Solo Acoustic) | Blockbuster Music | Memphis, TN | 8/10/1995Set: Recently (01:27), Fans request “Spotlight”/Dave replies (04:44), The Best of What’s Around (04:59), Lie In Our Graves (08:16), I’ll Back You Up (13:35), Dancing Nancies (16:53), Satellite (20:53)Notes from original taper Matt Savard, via ChesterCopperpot5 on Youtube: I am Jeremy’s brother, Matt, who shot the Dave Blockbuster show on my folks’ old Super8 Camcorder. Jeremy didn’t know if you’d respond to a once-removed request so he had mentioned shooting it. Thanks for breathing a little life into the old recording with your edit.A few notes on that day/evening:On the Blockbuster show: It was a great little show for sure. I was the one requesting “I’ll back you up” For my GF who was the brunette sitting in front of me. We all got to hang with Dave a bit after and let him know I’d be taping (audio) the Daisy show that night and he called over his manager and told him to remember me in case we had any trouble, and said I could patch into the soundboard. They were all very cool to deal with and Dave requested a copy of the video. Told him I’d bring him one and after chatting a bit we took off to head home and dupe the Super8 onto VHS.Only 3 copies of this Super8 were ever made, each one from the master. One for me, one for my buddy Chris (yellow hat in video), and one for Dave. Since then the master has not been played. I was intrigued to find the video had leaked. Chris said he never leaked it so it seems Dave did, which is cool.That night at the Daisy, I ran into some trouble getting into the venue with my sound gear (the old owner was a jackass). I eventually left my gear with Chris and went and got his manager who came to the front and laid into the owner at the door “I know you’re going to let these fucking kids in with their gear, and you’re going to let them plug into your board”… I recall him being pretty damn intense. Not sure if this was an ongoing issue with the venue or what.SO we got in, and he walked me down to the board with the owner following. I got set up (just crappy metal cassette tape) and let the Board guy patch me in with the owner hawking me. I set levels at the start of the show (didn’t have headphones) and left my gear with the board and went down to enjoy the show…I sadly don’t recall the setlist, but I recall him playing a solid 90 min set. I went back to flip/change tapes periodically. At midnight curfew, he told the kids they had to leave during this set break, then they were coming back out. They did, and played what seemed like another 90 min set. It was a pretty epic show.After unplugging my gear, I excitedly threw the tape in my car and gave it a listen….. clipping. Lots and lots of clipping. Not sure if the owner told him to do it or what but the board feed was distorted as shit and unlistenable (I was certain my levels were set correctly). Either way, I was the only person to my knowledge taping that night, and the recording was trash.Interesting aside, I was a bartender at Flamingos starting the year after that Dave show you sent the poster of… I had that poster/flyer on my walls all through college up at UT Knoxville. Small world.Matt[H/T Jason Stessel]
John Mayer Surprises Crowd With Grateful Dead Cover, Talks Dave Chappelle On Jimmy Kimmel Live! [Videos]
Last night, John Mayer stopped by Jimmy Kimmel Live! where he chatted about his many varied projects, performed one of his newer songs for the studio audience, and delivered a mini outdoor performance that featured a reverent rendition of The Grateful Dead‘s “Fire on the Mountain”.The impetus for Mayer’s appearance was to promote his new Instagram show. Mayer has long had a large and engaged presence on the platform thanks to his near-constant, rambling, often-bizarre stories and live feeds that seem endearingly more interested in amusing him than the 3.5M people who follow him. With the recent launch of Instagram TV, Mayer is expanding his off-kilter Instagram presence onto the new platform. You can watch the trailer for Mayer’s new IGTV show below:John Mayer Instagram TV Show Trailer[Video: Jimmy Kimmel Live]While the whole thing seems pretty strange to pretty much everybody, it of course makes perfect sense to Mayer, who has built a unique career out of doing a bunch of very different things. As he joked to Kimmel, he admires oddball entertainment Rennaissance man Bill Murray and aspires to be the Bill Murray of music [Note to John: Bill Murray is already the Bill Murray of music, but we get what you mean].Mayer chatted with Jimmy Kimmel about his diverse portfolio of projects, from his own highly successful solo work to his gig with Dead & Company. “As soon as I heard the music and fell in love with it, I was like ‘I gotta play with these guys,’” he mused. “That’s how nervy I am. Most people would say ‘this is nice, I want to listen to this more.’ I go, ‘get me in that band.’” Kimmel responded, “What John Stamos is to the Beach Boys, you are to the Dead.” Mayer fired back in step, prompting big laughs: “I do not mind the comparison. I would like to be what John Stamos is to all things.”Mayer also spoke about his duo performances with master comic Dave Chappelle. At the shows, the two entertainers both sing songs and tell jokes, giving them each a chance to try their hand at the other’s craft—buoyed by their long-running friendship and the charismatic chemistry it affords them. As John jokes:Advice to anyone who’s struggling as a stand-up comic, one of the best things that you can do is just stand next to Dave Chappelle onstage. If you get the opportunity. He’s better at what he does than anybody is at anything they do. That’s why you go see Dave. He’s a great comic, but you’re also watching someone just nail something. … All I have to do is say two funny things and people walk out going “those guys were hilarious!” …As much as I wanna be a comic, I get a couple jokes in. And then he wants to be a singer, and he’ll sing a couple songs. He’ll sing “Creep”… and I bet you think its the TLC “Creep”, but it’s the Radiohead “Creep”.He goes on to marvel at Dave’s ability to command a crowd, even when singing, telling a story about watching Chappelle softly start singing Prince‘s “1999” only to have the entire audience singing along with the track’s famous synth lines by the time he hit the chorus. “He’s one of the greatest leaders of a room I’ve ever seen,” Mayer explains. Check out the segment below:John Mayer Talks Dead & Company, Bill Murray. Friendship with Dave Chappelle[Video: Jimmy Kimmel Live]In addition to chatting with Jimmy and debuting his IGTV trailer, John Mayer also performed a mini-concert in their outdoor space, as is customary for Kimmel’s musical guests. The show only aired a portion of the performance, including his recently released single, “New Light”. The set included a number of his more well-known originals as well as a surprise cover of the Dead’s “Fire on the Mountain”, a nod to his work with Dead & Company. As Mayer said following the cover, “Most of you probably never heard that last song before… but it was played in an effort to bring both families together.” You can watch the “Fire” cover and more footage from Mayer’s Jimmy Kimmel Live! performance below:John Mayer – “New Light” [Pro-Shot]John Mayer – “Dear Marie” [Video: Dear Marie BR]John Mayer – “Slow Dancing In A Burning Room”[Video: Gummy Visuals]John Mayer – “Fire on the Mountain” [Grateful Dead cover][Video: Christina Reeves]