Month: March 2021

Joe Satriani Brings The ‘Shockwave’ To Denver: A Gallery

Joe Satriani Brings The ‘Shockwave’ To Denver: A Gallery

first_imgLoad remaining images Check out photos via Conrad Meyer, with a full gallery at the bottom. Renowned guitar master Joe Satriani kicked the Monday blues at the Paramount Theater in Denver this week with a rocking performance. The guitar virtuoso is currently underway with his Shockwave Tour in support of his new studio album, Shockwave Supernova, showing all corners of the country that he’s still got it. The killer show tapped into Satriani’s 30-year career-spanning catalog, pleasing older and newer fans alike.last_img read more

Classic Rock Legends Peter Frampton And Lynyrd Skynyrd Announce Summer Tour Dates

Classic Rock Legends Peter Frampton And Lynyrd Skynyrd Announce Summer Tour Dates

first_imgClassic rock stalwarts Peter Frampton and Lynyrd Skynyrd will link up to tour together this summer, beginning June 3rd in Albany, NY, at the Times Union Center. The 13-date tour, broken up between June and August, will make a pair of stops in the Keystone State at Lancaster’s Clipper Magazine Stadium and Philadelphia’s Mann Center For The Performing Arts, and head out west for shows at the Fiddler’s Green Amphitheatre in Englewood, CO, Los Angeles’ Greek Theatre and The Chelsea at The Cosmopolitan in Las Vegas.Tickets can be found through the Lynyrd Skynyrd website here.Peter Frampton & Lynyrd Skynyrd 2016 Summer Tour Dates6/3 Albany, NY–Times Union Center6/4 Holmdel, NJ–PNC Bank Arts Center6/5 Wantagh, NY–Nikon at Jones Beach Theater6/8 Lancaster, PA–Clipper Magazine Stadium6/10 Philadelphia, PA–Mann Center for the Performing Arts6/11 Gilford, NH–Bank of the New Hampshire Pavilion6/28 Clarkston, MI–DTE Energy Music Theatre8/4 The Woodlands, TX–Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion8/9 Englewood, CO–Fiddler’s Green Amphitheatre8/18 Los Angeles, CA–The Greek Theatre8/19 Las Vegas, NV–The Chelsea at The Cosmopolitan8/21 Murphys, CA–Ironstone Vineyards Amphitheaterlast_img read more

Pearl Jam’s Mike McCready Promises More Full Album Shows To Come

Pearl Jam’s Mike McCready Promises More Full Album Shows To Come

first_imgRock and rollers Pearl Jam just wrapped up a run of shows throughout the US, in celebration of their 25th anniversary. For those who have been following along, the band has played two of their albums in full, including a surprise Vs. in Greensville, SC and a full performance of Ten to celebrate their tenth sold-out performance in Philadelphia, PA.With the run of shows in the books and a busy 2016 ahead, guitarist Mike McCready sat down with Rolling Stone to discuss the inspiration behind those performances. For the first album, Vs., McCready explained that it was Eddie Vedder’s idea, “He said, ‘It’s Record Store Day, so let’s do a record’… It was cool to see fans’ eyes light up when they realized what was happening.”While McCready had mixed feelings before the performance; once they started, he got into it. “I was excited, but hesitant in a way… I feel sometimes when you do a whole record, not that we’d done it a lot, but you have to stay in formula about how the record is, and there’s not a lot of spontaneity. But Vs. was really fun since there’s a lot of upbeat songs. It had energy I didn’t know it would have. I remember I struggled with No Code a couple of years ago, so I was happy that didn’t happen again.”These weren’t the first times that the band has played an album in full, having performed Ten once before in the 90’s and both Yield and No Code in 2014. So what about the bands other albums? “I’m sure all that’s going to happen… That’s kind of Ed’s call, but we suggest stuff and I’d love to do that. I love surprising the fans. It’s important to us to keep pushing ourselves and revisit our albums and play them straight through.”He even talks about Pearl Jam potentially hosting amulti-night residency and focusing on a new album each night. “That’s a fantasy of mine… We could do every record in a residency. It would be so cool. We could play the B-sides along with the album and get really creative with it.”last_img read more

Umphrey’s McGee Welcomes Warren Haynes, Marco Benevento At Mountain Jam

Umphrey’s McGee Welcomes Warren Haynes, Marco Benevento At Mountain Jam

first_imgUmphrey’s McGee pulled out all the stops with a raging Thursday night headlining performance at Mountain Jam.  Featuring a rock-heavy setlist, awesome surprise guests, and a very special two-set festival show, Umphrey’s brought the thunder at Hunter Mountain.Umphrey’s opened the show with back-to-back ragers, as “Similar Skin” and “Rocker 2” started the night with a bang.  After featuring the newer track “Attachments”, they kept the heavy rock vibe going with “Little Gift”. Umphrey’s transitioned into “Higgins”, and brought out Mountain Jam favorite and co-host Warren Haynes to play guitar on the reggae-tinged song.  Following a run from “The Linear” into “Booth Love”, the band segued into a rousing cover of “Breathe” by Pink Floyd, which featured a guest appearance by Marco Benevento, who served as the evening’s other headliner.  “Breathe” flowed into classic Umphrey’s track “Mulche’s Odyssey,” which ended the first set.Umphrey’s began the second set with consecutive classics, opening with “40’s Theme” and following that up with an epic segment that moved from their classic “Bridgeless” into the uplifting former lyrical Jimmy Stewart “Upward”.  After the newer song “Speak Up”, UM dance favorite “The Triple Wide” appeared out of nowhere to get the crowd moving.  The proggy “Educated Guess” was up next, with the groove-heavy “Conduit” following it up.  Umphrey’s brought things to a close with a rare cover from their Halloween mashup tradition, busting out “Thunder Kiss Relax”, otherwise known as “Frankie Zombie”, blending together White Zombie’s “Thunder Kiss ‘65” with “Relax” by Frankie Goes To Hollywood, with a little bit of Pink Floyd’s “Have a Cigar” thrown in for good measure.The Chicago rockers returned to the stage for a two-song encore, beginning with “Hajimemishite” and then finally completing the “Bridgeless” that opened set two.  What a rockin’, fun show to open up Mountain Jam!Check out the setlist below, via All Things Umphrey’s.Setlist: Umphrey’s McGee at Mountain Jam, Hunter Mountain, NY – 6/2/16Set 1: Similar Skin, Rocker Part 2, Attachments, Little Gift > Higgins[1], The Linear > Booth Love, Breathe[2] > Mulche’s OdysseySet 2: 40’s Theme, Bridgeless > Upward, Speak Up, The Triple Wide > Educated Guess, Conduit, Frankie ZombieEncore: Hajimemashite > Bridgeless[1] with Warren Haynes on guitar[2] “dub” version; with Marco Benevento on keysDay One Gallery (by Patrick Hughes): Load remaining imageslast_img read more

Yak Attack Covers “Stranger Things” Theme In Jammin’ Debut Colorado Performance [Watch]

Yak Attack Covers “Stranger Things” Theme In Jammin’ Debut Colorado Performance [Watch]

first_imgPortland, OR livetronica trio Yak Attack began a three-night run in Colorado (their first shows in the state) at Fort Collins venue Hodi’s Half Note last night. The group, which consists of keyboardist Dave Dernovsek, bassist Rowan Cobb, and drummer Nick Werth – brother of Snarky Puppy percussionist Nate Werth, and a member in side-project Ghost Note – brought a ton of energy to their set, starting off with the deep groove of “Marians House”.The group is reminiscent of another livetronica power trio, the now defunct Pnuma Trio, with their breakbeat and house stylings, layered with plenty of funk and jazz overtones. Both Werth and Cobb laid down a proper rhythm section all night long, which allowed Dernovsek to showcase his uncanny ability to create live loops and samples while going off on some epic solos via his rather insane setup. New track “Club Hit” (or what Yak Attack is currently calling it prior to the release of the upcoming album) showcased a seriously nice jam in the middle section of the song.Following “Club Hit”, Yak Attack decided to go Netflix on the crowd, as they played their own modified version of the hit show Stranger Things theme song, with all its eery and sinister sounds, which made for some super dark and dank soundscapes, as well as a deep breakbeat groove delivered by Werth on drums.The group encored with “Ahimsa”, which was dripping with funk and something akin to a Disco Biscuits-esque jam segment, with Dernovsek channeling his inner Aron Magner. Very impressive, indeed. With their first Colorado show under their belts, Yak Attack takes on Cervantes’ Other Side in Denver tonight, then finishes up the three-night stint at Owsley’s Golden Road in Boulder tomorrow night.Yak Attack has opened up for TAUK, Turkuaz, Juno What?, and Break Science, as well as played some late-night parties post-STS9, The String Cheese Incident, and Phish out in the PacNW. Dernovsek discussed the Phish after-party in a recent interview: “That Phish show last year was the longest show we had done at that point, but lately we’ve been doing more things like 3+ hour sets with no breaks, doing segue sets, or playing house parties until 6:30 AM. It takes stamina, but the live jam/electronic scene has a demanding and discerning fanbase, and we have always strongly felt the need to keep pushing ourselves musically to keep people happy and wanting to come see us again.”This is definitely a group you don’t want to sleep on. Keep up with Yak Attack via the bands Facebook page.Setlist: Yak Attack at Hodi’s Half House, Fort Collins, CO – 9/20/16Marians HouseRadiantSwingClub HitStranger Things*Song for PhilipIon The SkyEncore: Ahimsa*theme song from the Netflix serieslast_img read more

Umphrey’s New Year’s Afterparties Featuring Robert Randolph, Joel Cummins, The Motet Members And More Announced

Umphrey’s New Year’s Afterparties Featuring Robert Randolph, Joel Cummins, The Motet Members And More Announced

first_imgAs Umphrey’s Mcgee fans in Chicago and beyond get excited for the band’s upcoming hometown New Year’s run (at the Riviera Theatre on 12/29 and the Aragon Ballroom on 12/30 and 12/31), the band has announced a pair of official after-shows at that promise to keep the party raging late into the night.First, on December 30th, Concord Music Hall will host the FIYAWRAPPER SuperJam, featuring a serious roster of musical heavyweights including Robert Randolph (Robert Randolph & The Family Band), Joel Cummins (Umphrey’s McGee), Big Sam (Big Sam‘s Funky Nation), Maurice “Mobetta” Brown (Tedeschi Trucks Band), Nicholas Gerlach (Michal Menert Band) and Dave Watts and Garrett Sayers of The Motet, with support from Earphorik. Tickets for the super jam (presented by Silver Wrapper and Fiyawerk) are available here.The second after-show, on New Year’s Eve, will see Future Rock hit the Concord stage with special guest Thibault. Tickets for the 12/31 show (presented by Silver Wrapper) are available here.[Cover Photo – Tammy Wetzel]last_img read more

Watch Jennifer Hartswick & Friends Deliver A Stunning Take On “I Shall Be Released”

Watch Jennifer Hartswick & Friends Deliver A Stunning Take On “I Shall Be Released”

first_imgBrooklyn Comes Alive provides artists with the opportunity to step out of their comfort zone, perform with musicians they rarely play with, and play tunes they love but don’t frequently play in a live setting. For the lucky few musicians who get to curate their own band, it provides an opportunity for them to showcase friends and favorite up-and-coming talent. All of these circumstances came together at this year’s event, as Jennifer Hartswick brought singer, songwriter, and self-proclaimed “funksoulbrotha” Akie Bermiss to her Jennifer Hartswick & Friends set at Brooklyn Bowl.Hartswick’s band was filled with impressive players from top to bottom. Besides Bermiss, she recruited two members of Snarky Puppy—Mike “Maz” Maher on trumpet and Chris Bullock on tenor saxophone—as well as guitarist Danny Mayer of Eric Krasno Band and jazz bassist Dezron Douglass. The band delivered standout covers by The Meters, Marvin Gaye, Stevie Wonder, but the true highlight came at the tail end of their set, when Bermiss led the band through a soulful version of “I Shall Be Released” by The Band.L4LM Staff Picks: Our Favorite Live Covers Of 2017Hartswick is known for her ultra-powerful vocals, so it makes perfect sense that she would showcase another artist who can pack a serious vocal punch. Bermiss was remarkable throughout, taking the Brooklyn Bowl audience to church with his passionate vocal performance and gorgeous organ solo. When it was Hartswick’s turn to shine, she harnessed Bermiss’ energy and matched his power, cementing this incredible version of “I Shall Be Released” as one of the festival’s true highlights.See below for a full, pro-shot video of Jennifer Hartswick & Friends featuring Akie Bermiss performing The Band’s “I Shall Be Released” from Brooklyn Comes Alive!Jennifer Hartswick & Friends feat. Akie Bermiss performing The Band’s “I Shall Be Released”last_img read more

Kendrick Lamar To Curate Marvel’s “Black Panther” Soundtrack; Shares First Cut With SZA [Listen]

Kendrick Lamar To Curate Marvel’s “Black Panther” Soundtrack; Shares First Cut With SZA [Listen]

first_imgAccording to a statement made late last week, superstar rapper Kendrick Lamar and Top Dawg Entertainment (TDE) CEO Anthony “Top Dawg” Tiffith will curate and produce Black Panther: The Album, the soundtrack from the highly-awaited silver screen version of Marvel‘s Black Panther comic. The comic and its lead character were both landmark events when they came out in the mid-to-late ’60, marking the first time a superhero of African descent was featured in an American comic book.Kendrick was chosen for the project by director Ryan Coogler, who said in a press release, “I am honored to be working with such an incredible artist whose work has been so inspirational, and whose artistic themes align with those we explore in the film. I can’t wait for the world to hear what Kendrick and TDE have in store.” As Kendrick explains, “The magnitude of this film showcases a great marriage of art and culture. I’m truly honored to contribute my knowledge of producing sound and writing music alongside Ryan and Marvel’s vision.”Listen to “All The Stars”, the new Kendrick Lamar/SZA cut off the Lamar-curated soundtrack for upcoming Marvel Studios film Black Panther below via KendrickLamarVEVO:Kendrick Lamar is an apt choice to head up the musical end of this culturally significant film. In addition to his generally enormous profile in the modern music landscape, he has never been shy about making bold social and cultural statements with his work. Through both his art and his actions, Lamar has been extremely vocal about societal issues facing black Americans today. Each of his albums–particularly 2015’s To Pimp A Butterfly–challenges entrenched beliefs, channels bubbling institutionalized violence, and proposes an alternative narrative:Watch the video for “Alright” from Kendrick’s 2015 album To Pimp A Butterfly below via KendrickLamarVEVO:You can pre-order Black Panter: The Album here. Black Panther hits theaters on February 16th, 2018.[h/t – Consequence of Sound]last_img read more

PHOTOS: Lettuce And The Motet @ Wiltern Theatre In LA 2/15/18

PHOTOS: Lettuce And The Motet @ Wiltern Theatre In LA 2/15/18

first_imgBrandon Weil Load remaining images The animating power of music may be its most elemental feature, at least as far as its mass-market appeal is concerned. It’s certainly the aspect that’s made jam music the phenomenon it’s become over the decades, and it’s what shone through most brightly when Lettuce and The Motet took over the Wiltern Theatre in Los Angeles the day after Valentine’s.That is, for this author, anyway. After eight straight overnight shifts covering the Winter Olympics, I arrived in L.A.’s Koreatown dazed and confused in ways that may be beyond even the imagination of Matthew McConaughey. The fog of professional, coffee-induced insomnia made a favorite and familiar venue like the Wiltern feel foreign, the thrumbing drums and funky beats of The Motet and Lettuce seem, at first, like mere disturbances of slumber.But string enough of those horns together with some rhythm, guitar and bass, and that noise is transformed, by dint of context and crowd, into a waking, energizing signal, a call to action whose proper response requires little more than gesticulation and gyration. Keeping the beat is encouraged, but really, the act of physical expression—any physical expression—is what matters most.For this dozing observer, the music of The Motet and Lettuce was the easiest sipping shot of espresso ever to pass lips and slip into the soul. It turned a living zombie into a “Weekend at Bernie’s” redux, one shuffle step at a time, forward through a thick cloud of California smoke. Luckily, the additional sounds of Rashawn Ross (Dave Matthews Band)–who’d been with the band since the previous night in San Diego–was extra intensifying.That’s the beauty of modern music, with its ever-extending trend toward energetic movement. It seems simple enough—like the sport of soccer shifting away from long passes in favor of short exchanges and dominating possession—but an important one nonetheless. Across styles, genres and audience demographics, music has become more and more danceable.Jam music is no exception to that rule, certainly not with double doses of The Motet and Lettuce to get the masses grooving. And while the Wiltern was less than packed for the occasion, that left more than enough room for revelers to celebrate the music freely, and for the exhausted among them to partake with only a fleeting conscience.After completing their show at the Wiltern Theatre, Lettuce continued on to the Fox Theatre in Oakland, CA, where they were joined by Jason Crosby (Phil Lesh, Widespread Panic).See below for a full gallery of the Los Angeles show from photographer Brandon Weil, and catch Lettuce as they continue through the west coast and then back east with The Motet and Galactic.Lettuce 2018 DatesFebruary 14 San Diego, CA @ Observatory North Park*February 15 Los Angeles, CA @ Wiltern Theatre*February 16 Oakland, CA @ Fox Theater*February 17 Portland, OR @ Roseland TheaterFebruary 18 Seattle, WA @ ShowboxFebruary 20 Missoula, MT @ The WilmaFebruary 22 St. Paul, MN @ Palace Theatre^February 23 Chicago, IL @ Riviera Theatre^February 24 Detroit, MI @ St. Andrews Hall^February 25 Cleveland, OH @ House of Blues^March 22 Huntington, NY @ The Paramount*March 23 Port Chester, NY @ Capitol Theatre*March 24 Port Chester, NY @ Capitol Theatre*March 26 Hartford, CT @ Infinity HallMarch 28 Richmond, VA @ The NationalMarch 29 Greensboro, NC @ Blind TigerMarch 30 Covington, KY @ Madison TheaterMarch 31 Covington, KY @ Madison Theater*With support from Motet^Co-bill with GalacticLettuce & The Motet | Wiltern | Los Angeles, CA | 2/15/18last_img read more

Telluride Jazz Festival Celebrates With Bruce Hornsby, KDTU, Jaimoe’s Jasssz Band, Turkuaz, Cory Henry, & More [Photo]

Telluride Jazz Festival Celebrates With Bruce Hornsby, KDTU, Jaimoe’s Jasssz Band, Turkuaz, Cory Henry, & More [Photo]

first_imgLoad remaining images Over the weekend, the Telluride Jazz Festival entered its 41st year, returning to its gorgeous home in the town center of the famed Colorado mountain ski town, Telluride. Over its four decades of existence, the annual festival has consistently evolved, increasingly pulling from a disperse spread of genres while still remaining rooted in its improvisational, jazz-focused roots. This year, across August 3rd to 5th, Bruce Hornsby & The Noisemakers, Irma Thomas, Karl Denson’s Tiny Universe, Jaimoe’s Jasssz Band, Badbadnotgood, Turkuaz, Cory Henry & The Funk Apostles, and more were on hand to celebrate the beloved three-day event.You can check out a gallery of photos from 2018’s Telluride Jazz Festival below, courtesy of Andrew Rios. , and moreTelluride Jazz Festival | Telluride, CO | 8/3–5/2018 | Photo: Andrew Rios Photo: Andrew Rioslast_img read more