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Just a few weeks ago, Phil Lesh marked the opening of his Terrapin Crossroads venue with a soul’d-out Friends performance that featured the entirety of Soulive, Jackie Greene and more. Yesterday, Lesh put that outdoor space to good use once again, throwing a “Spring Fling” that included performances from Colonel & The Mermaids, Lorin Rowan’s Rattlebox, and, of course, Phil Lesh & Friends.This particular Leshian ensemble included some all-star talent, including John Scofield, Chris Robinson, Scott Law, Jason Crosby and Tony Leone. The group jammed their way through a number of folk and Grateful Dead classics, opening up with Hank Ballard’s “Let’s Go Let’s Go Let’s Go” before dusting off favorites like “Mr. Charlie” and “Bertha.”Watch some of “Bertha” below, courtesy of Matthew Kahn:The band also worked in the classic Otis Redding song “Hard To Handle,” a tune that was repopularized by Robinson in the Black Crowes. Check out the joyous blues cover below.The show ended with a rockin’ “New Minglewood Blues,” with each band member taking turns delivering some crisp leads. Check ito ut below, via lowplainsdrifter on YouTube:You can see the full setlist below, courtesy of PhilZone.Setlist: Phil Lesh & Friends at Terrapin Crossroads, San Rafael, CA – 5/21/16Set 1: Let’s Go Let’s Go Let’s Go, Mr. Charlie, Jesse James, Bertha, I’m a Hog For You Baby, Brown Eyed Women, Mason’s Children plSet 2: Shakedown Street > Hard To Handle, What’d I Say, She Belongs To Me, New Speedway Boogie, St. Stephen pl sl > Franklin’s Tower pl, Turn On Your LovelightEncore: New Minglewood Blues
Widespread Panic settled in to Red Rocks Amphitheatre last night, playing the first of three sold-out shows at the historic venue. Red Rocks is celebrating their 75th anniversary in 2016, and the band that has sold it out the most is Panic. It’s always a special occasion when WSP meets RRX.The show opened strong with “Ain’t Life Grand” and a “Happy” that worked into “Airplane,” “Take~Off Jam,” “Rebirtha” and “Chunk of Coal.” The show really heated up in the second set, especially when the band busted out the song “You Got Yours.” Last played at Red Rocks on 6/29/02, this was the first-ever performance of the song with Jimmy Herring at the storied venue. The Mikey Houser-era jam was loved by all, and got the set grooving along nicely. The band also covered Funkadelic’s “Red Hot Mama,” paying tribute to the keyboardist Bernie Worrell who had passed away earlier that day.Panic’s tribute to two late musicians, Mikey Houser and Bernie Worrell, served to honor the true passion of performing at Red Rocks. With two more nights to come, you can expect some plenty of magic from Widespread Panic.Check out the PanicStream setlist below.Setlist: Widespread Panic at Red Rocks Amphitheatre, Morrison, CO – 6/24/16Set 1: Ain’t Life Grand, Happy > Airplane > Take~Off Jam > Rebirtha > Chunk of Coal, Contentment Blues, Steven’s Cat, Space Wrangler, Radio Child (60 mins)Set 2: For What It’s Worth, Pigeons > You Got Yours* > Good People > Dyin’ Man, Cotton Was King > Cotton Jam > Protein Drink > Drumz > Drumz & Bass > Sewing Machine, Climb To Safety, Red Hot Mama (89 mins)Encore: 1 x 1 > Action ManNotes Entire show with Mrs Edie Jackson on stage / * LTP at RR 6.29.02 with M Houser
Members Of Dopapod, Eric Krasno Band Added To Turkuaz Supergroup With Snarky Puppy, Nth Power Members
This Thursday, members of Turkuaz, Snarky Puppy, Allen Stone, The Nth Power, RAQ and more will team up for a proper birthday rager at The Hall at MP in Brooklyn in honor of Turkuaz drummer Michelangelo Carubba’s birthday. Mikey is bringing out a huge roster of friends to help him celebrate, including Robert “Sput” Searight (Snarky Puppy), Steve Watkins (Allen Stone, Juno What), Nate Edgar (Nth Power), Craig Brodhead (Turkuaz), The Turkuaz horns (Chris Brouwers, Greg Sanderson, and Josh Schwartz), Scott Flynn (formerly Pretty Lights Live Band), Shira Elias (Turkuaz), Sammi Garrett (Turkuaz), Chuck Jones (Dopapod), Taylor Shell (Turkuaz), and Fro (RAQ).Now, more friends have been added to the mix, with Eli Winderman (Dopapod), Rob Compa (Dopapod) and Danny Mayer (Eric Krasno Band) joining the party. Tickets are available here.The show will also serve to celebrate the life of former Turkuaz keyboardist Stephen Malinowski, who passed away recently at the tragic age of 25. A portion of proceeds will go towards supporting musical education in his honor.Tickets and tables are available here, or enter to win them below.
Last week, Tedeschi Trucks Band brought their riveting 12-piece to Bethel Woods Center for the Arts as part of their Wheels of Soul tour. One of the night’s many highlights, including sit-ins from Luther Dickinson, Cody Dickinson, and David Hidalgo, featured an honorary tribute to Carlos Santana. Being that it was the guitarist’s birthday, and the legendary history that took place at the Woodstock site, the band made an exciting debut performance of “Soul Sacrifice.”“Soul Sacrifice” is a particularly notable highlight from the 1969 Woodstock festival, is the final track on Santana’s 1969 debut album, and is furthermore included on several live and compilation albums. The time and place had a lot to do with the song choice for TTB, and it’s interesting to see Derek Trucks‘ guitar passages compared to the original strays of Carlos Santana.Watch the rehearsal of the song, courtesy of Tedeschi Trucks Band‘s Facebook, as well as their performance, and some footage from Santana’s 1969 performance below.Watch Tedeschi Trucks Band rehearse “Soul Sacrifice” before their debut performance at Bethel Woods Center for the Arts:Watch Tedeschi Trucks Band’s special debut performance of “Soul Sacrifice,” featuring Cody Dickinson on washboard, courtesy of Laughing Willow:Watch Santana’s legendary 1969 Woodstock performance of “Soul Sacrifice”:
With New Year’s fast approaching, Widespread Panic has culled highlights from their last few end-of-the-year celebrations for fans everywhere! Much like their recent Halloween Compilation, the New Years Compilation takes songs from the last ten years and conveniently puts them into one glorious playlist on LiveWidespreadPanic.The playlist features a number of Panic originals, but also digs deep into their arsenal of great covers. Bob Dylan’s “A Hard Rain’s A-Gonna Fall” and Stevie Wonder’s “I Wish” serve as the first two songs on the list, but covers of Van Morrison, Bill Withers, The Beatles, Talking Heads and more are all featured!You can see the full playlist with original performance date below, and head here to download!A Hard Rains A-Gonna Fall 12/31/2015 Atlanta, GAI Wish 12/31/2009 Atlanta, GALove and Happiness 12/31/2011 Charlotte, NCDevil in Disguise 12/31/2013 Atlanta, GAOn Your Way Down 12/31/2011 Charlotte, NCFirst We Take Manhattan 12/31/2015 Atlanta, GAMoondance 12/31/2009 Atlanta, GATail Dragger 12/31/2011 Charlotte, NCTime Fades Away 12/31/2013 Atlanta, GALean on Me 12/31/2014 Charlotte, NCAint No Sunshine When Shes Gone 12/31/2014 Charlotte, NCWanna Be Startin Something 12/31/2009 Atlanta, GAWith a Little Help from my Friends 12/31/2014 Charlotte, NCTounge (Shuffle in A) 12/31/2010 Denver, COMidnight Special 12/31/2012 Charlotte, NCHallelujah 12/31/2015 Atlanta, GAUp All Night 12/31/2007 Atlanta, GAWalking After Midnight 12/31/2009 Atlanta, GAAs Time Goes By 12/31/2008 Denver, COI Can’t Stop Loving You 12/31/2006 Atlanta, GABurning Down the House 12/31/2013 Atlanta, GA
Live For Live Music sat down with Caitlin Krisko, lead singer of The Broadcast, before the group took off for their first European tour. Based out of Asheville, North Carolina, and with a deep seeded groove stacked full of Americana rock and soul in every tune, this band has really taken off since the release of their latest album, From The Horizon. The album was produced by Jim Scott, well known for his work with such acts as Tedeschi Trucks Band and Tom Petty.L4LM: Who influenced you musically, and were your role models, growing up? When did you realize that this was what you really wanted to do with your life?CK: I grew up in Detroit. My early influences were very heavily Motown in those days. We’re talking Aretha Franklin, The Temptations, Marvin Gaye. You name it, I loved it. That was a huge part of my upbringing in my developmental years. Then when I was 13, my mom relocated me to New York City. I went to high school in NYC, which was a really big change for me. I knew I wanted to be a singer probably starting in 6th grade, because I had a really awesome choir teacher. I had a mentor at a really young age and he basically took me under his wing and said, “you’ve got a really special gift. You’ve got a really strong voice and I can help shape that for you.” When I moved to NYC, I had incredible teachers there who really helped shape, and guide, my vocal vision.It took me a while to realize that I wanted to be in a band. I was set on musical theater, film, and television. As I got older, I started to get really into music around 18-19 years old. I got super into classic rock – Led Zeppelin, The Rolling Stones, Pink Floyd, all those bands. Then I really fell in love with the festival world. It was this place that made me feel like I was shot back to the 60’s and 70’s. I loved it. That’s what planted the seed of wanting to pursue a different lifestyle. As I got older, musical theater faded for me, and I lost the passion. Why sing somebody else’s words when I can sing my own? L4LM: Now that you’ve been doing this for a while, have you had any major performances with people that you’ve joined forces with and couldn’t believe you performed alongside?CK: Going back to the Motown thing, we’ve had the opportunity to play with some incredible Motown artists. We got to open up for Mavis Staples. I grew up listening to Staples my whole life. I also got to sing on stage with Charles Bradley, and George Porter Jr. There’s definitely been some “I can’t believe I’m here right now” moments. That’s what’s beautiful about this industry, and this job. There’s the golden opportunities you set out for yourself. Some of them you reach and some of them you don’t. Then there’s this other side of it where these beautiful, magical things happen to you that you could never dream of because they are obscure and surreal. I think that’s my favorite part of making music and being a musician. It’s all the unexpected surprises.L4LM: What would you say is your proudest accomplishment to date?CK: Definitely our new record, From The Horizon, without a doubt. That record symbolizes so much in my life, personally and professionally. There was a lot of work that went into it. I went through a pretty intense transgression between 27 and 30. I feel like I went through a really significant change when I turned 30. It’s been a really nice grounding experience for me. From the Horizon almost feels like a token that I can take with me forever that shows the change I went through in my life.L4LM: As a woman in the industry, what are some obstacles you may have faced and overcome just because you are a woman?CK: I have never been denied for being a woman. I’ve never been disrespected for being a woman. I’ve never been talked down to. I’m not saying it doesn’t happen in the industry, because I know it does. I’ve absolutely been subjected to it, and privy to it in my every day life, no question about it. In the industry, no I don’t think so. I don’t know why. There’s nothing you can’t do as a woman. There’s way more that you can do as a woman in the world. Luckily in the music industry so far there hasn’t.But, I’m going to flip this in there. One thing I do notice, that is a general gender issue in the music industry, is women being undeniably underrepresented on music festival line-ups. I can’t believe the lack of women on festival line-ups. It’s really unacceptable. At this point, I’ve toured enough to know that there’s plenty of female fronted bands and artists that could be playing these festivals. L4LM: Tell us about your European tour that you’ve got lined up (and are currently in the middle of)?CK: It’s really exciting. It’s so exciting, and super surreal. I think I assumed it was going to be sweet little pubs and stuff. There are a couple of those, but we’re playing some crazy beautiful theaters and this insane outdoor amphitheater in Spain that’s enormous. It’s just crazy. I have a feeling that the experiences I’ve really wanted to have on stage, with audiences and energy, we will have for the first time over there.L4LM: How did you put this European tour together?CK: We were contacted by an agency over there that does bookings. They contacted us almost a year ago and said that they loved the band. Basically the owner of the agency wanted to know if we would like to come to Europe. They set up everything and we just had to show up and play. The whole thing is handled. It was really amazing to have someone else do the work for me. It’s so surreal I can’t even wrap my head around it.L4LM: Which stop are you most looking forward to?CK: There’s this place in Aviles, Spain that we’re playing. It’s a crazy, gorgeous amphitheater. The city itself looked absolutely incredible. We’re playing this white amphitheater with a yellow back wall, called the Centro Niemeyer. It’s the craziest shit I’ve ever seen.Ten years ago I was lucky enough to travel for five weeks through southeast Asia. I remember being away from home after just a few weeks and everything being super different from America. Having the chance to travel is so amazing, and eye-opening, because you really get a chance to see different planets on planet Earth. You realize how huge this planet is and that there are so many things that are different about culture. There are things like music which really translate throughout all languages. How cool that I have the opportunity to go over there and represent who I am through music. I’m so excited.L4LM: When people think of “touring Europe,” they generally think of England, Ireland, France and places like that.CK: The only place I’ve ever been in Europe is France. When I went over there a couple of years ago, I went to two places. I went to Paris and I went to the french countryside for a wedding. Then my favorite day of the whole trip was when my boyfriend and I took an adventure to the suburbs outside of Paris. It was so incredible to go and see where people just live, and it’s not a city, and it’s not a place where tourists would ever go. I really like going to places like that.What’s cool too, is that this agency that we’re working with generally works with more indie rock. I’m the only girl on their whole roster. They have a pretty big roster of artists and I’m the only woman.L4LM: That’s a huge compliment.CK: It is a huge compliment. Our music is kind of different from the music they normally book, but the owner was so geeked on our music that he made it happen.I’m actively, and consciously, not freaking out. I’m nervous, but it’s like anything that’s the unknown. Anytime you’re about to do something in which you have no idea what it’s going to be like, your psyche goes crazy a little bit.The Broadcast is currently in the middle of their European tour. For more information on the band, including tour dates, please visit their official website.Words by Sarah Bourque
The String Cheese Incident is set to take over the 1stBANK Arena in Broomfield, CO from December 29th through the 31st, putting on three unique and exciting “Incidents” for their diehard fans. Cheese recently detailed the run, which will the two members of Big Gigantic collaborate with SCI for “Big Gigantic Incident” on night one, The Floozies open up on night two, and the band play three full sets to ring in the New Year.Fans who are going must be elated, but, if you can’t make it – fear not! The String Cheese Incident has just announced a partnership with nugs.tv to webcast all three shows. You can get all of the details here. The band also has a new album coming out in early 2017, so get ready for lots of exciting Cheese ahead!
Umphrey’s McGee returned their end of the year celebration to their hometown of Chicago and rang in 2016 with two nights at the Aragon Ballroom, following a night at the Riviera Theatre. According to social media, there was one fan in the room that seemed unexpected… Ethan Cutkosky (also known as “Carl” from the Showtime series Shameless) was at one of the UM shows, also hitting Reaction over the weekend. The source also says that Cutkosky has been to both GRiZ and Bassnectar shows as well. You can see from the backstage pass on his shirt that “Carl” likes to have fun.Shameless is an American-remake of a British television series about a dysfunctional family learning to take care of themselves while the father spends his days drunk and untrustworthy. When he’s not playing the role of the young rebellious teenager, Cutkosky is clearly getting his fix of good live music. Rage on![Photo Credit: Alaina Cervantes]
Phunkberry Music Festival will be bringing the funk to Ozarks this May, with a festival in Eureka Springs, Arkansas. The three-day event falls over May 4th through 6th, and is welcoming a solid line-up of some of our favorite funk and jam acts. With the festival’s newly dropped line-up announcement, attendees can look forward to headliners The Motet, The Werks, Manic Focus, and Kung Fu. The festival will also be welcoming Yo Mama’s Big Fat Booty Band, Juno What, and Sons of F.U.N.K., an ensemble serving as a Parliament Funkadelic alumni reunion, among others.You can peep the full initial line-up announcement and purchase tickets via the Phunkberry Music Festival’s website.