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“Road To Nowhere” Last night marked the return of Arcade Fire to the stage, as core members Régine Chassagne, Win Butler, and Richard Reed Parry served as the house band for a one-of-a-kind charity benefit for Haiti, supporting Chassagne’s charity KANPE that supports families in need. The trio were joined by a number of performers throughout the night, including Saul Williams, Preservation Hall Jazz Band, and the legendary David Byrne.While details about the event are still coming in, the band did perform at least two Talking Heads songs. Watch clips of “Naive Melody” and “Road To Nowhere” below:“Naive Melody”
Beloved Grateful ensemble Dead & Company set off on a major summer tour beginning this Friday, June 10th! With the tour opener in North Carolina, the band has pledged $100,000 in donations for LGBTQ charities, and will welcome two outreach groups, Equality NC and Time Out Youth Center, to their ongoing Participation Row charity outreach area.HeadCount, the voter-positive non-profit group with Bob Weir on its board of directors, has revealed to us that Participation Row will be active at every Dead & Company performance this summer. As 2016 is a Presidential election year, every citizen has the civic duty of voting in America. To encourage voter turnout, each Participation Row will feature booths from HeadCount, REVERB, who are co-organizing the Participation Row, and Clean Energy Advisors, who will be powering the Row and providing a solar power phone charging station.Anyone who takes action at these booths will receive a free VOTE pin and will be entered to win a D’Angelico lightning bolt guitar signed by all members of Dead & Company. There will also be a signed item auction at various stops along the tour, with all proceeds split evenly between the member sof Participation Row. Other groups that will be in attendance include Rainforest Action Network, NORML (National Organization for the Reform of Marijuana Laws), and more!Check out the design for the VOTE pin and signed D’Angelico, below.
Last night marked Phish’s return to the beloved Saratoga Performing Arts Center, returning to the famed Saratoga Springs, NY venue for July 4th weekend. After missing their July 4th festivities in 2015 (a certain guitarist had other plans…), the opening night felt like something of a homecoming for the band’s loyal Northeast fanbase.The show featured a number of great moments, including the debut of a great new song called “Let’s Go,” a 20+ minute instrument-swapping jam session on “Chalk Dust Torture,” covers of classic rockers like Jimi Hendrix’s “Fire” and Rolling Stones’ “Shine A Light,” and so much more.Thanks to DrFunkenstein, we can share full show video of this great SPAC opener. Check it out below!You can see a full gallery of Andrew Blackstein’s photos, below. Load remaining images
Buffalo, NY-based groove-rock quartet Aqueous are one of today’s hottest up-and-coming bands in the jam scene. Earlier this month, the band played an intimate two-set show at Tyrone Farm in Pomfret, CT. Luckily, videographer mk devo was on the ground to record the ripping performance, so we can all enjoy it from our couches.Watch full video of both sets below: Aqueous fans have a lot to look forward to, as the band is set to release a brand new EP called Best In Show on October 13th. The group will celebrate the album release with a two-night hometown run at Buffalo Iron Works, bringing support from Natalie Cressman & Mike Bono on night one (10/13) and BIG Something on night two (10/14). For more information, be sure to check out the band’s official website.Setlist: Aqueous at Tyrone Farm, Pomfret, CT – 9/11/16SET 1: The Median, Don’t Do It, Underlyer > Undone (The Sweater Song), Kitty Chaser (Explosions), Aldehyde > Numbers and FactsSET 2: Random Company, Mosquito Valley Pt. I, Skyway > The Grobe, Complex Pt. II, Uncle Phil’s ParachuteENCORE: Strange TimesNOTES:Waves [Phish] teases in Median introJurassic Park theme tease at end of Aldehyde
Last night, Dopapod proved the old adage “Never Miss A Sunday Show” true, with an epic Sunday performance at The Warehouse in Fairfield, Connecticut. Supported by Aqueous, the show was certainly a heater from start to finish. Dopapod’s performance also featured Adrian Tramontano on percussion, as well as sit-ins by Aqueous’s Mike Gantzer on guitar and Dan Africano of John Brown’s Body and Elephant Wrecking Ball on bass.The band was dialed in from the get-go, though certainly heated up throughout. “Braindead” and a reggae-version of “Nerds” only contained the middle and ends of the songs, completing the tracks from their show the night before. A giant “Donkey Kong” and “Trickery” sandwich occupied the majority of the latter half of first set, with the band weaving “Donkey Kong” and “Trickery” around one another and centerpiece “Dracula’s Monk.”The five-song second set gave Dopapod even more space to get exploratory with their jamming. They opened up the set with “Picture in Picture,” taking advantage of their two drummers for the evening with a drum jam during this number. Dan Africano came out for the next number “PLSS” and added a little extra bass to the track, before leaving Dopapod to do their thing for the non-stop jam sequence that closed out the night.The encore was massive to say the least and featured a cameo by Mike Gantzer of Aqueous during “Freight Train Filled With Dynamite.” Showing off their musical abilities, the final number featured a bunch of instrument switches as Dopapod and Gantzer worked through the song and worked in teases of the Grateful Dead’s “Shakedown Street.”You can check out the setlist below, courtesy of Dan DeBarr of Dopafam. You can also listen to Aqueous’ and Dopapod’s full performances below, courtesy of uploader Matt Moricle.[Cover Photo: Andrew O’Brien, Dopapod at the Brooklyn Bowl, 3/23/2017]Setlist: Dopapod | The Warehouse | Fairfield, CT | 4/9/2017Set One: Give it a Name, Super Bowl, Braindead (1) > Nerds (2), Weedie, Donkey Kong (3) > Trickery > Dracula’s Monk > Donkey Kong > Trickery Set Two: Picture in Picture (4), PLSS (5) > Bahbi > Whale (I am) > Cure (6)Encore: We Are Not Alone (7), Freight Train Filled With Dynamite (8)Notes: This show featured Adrian Tramontano on percussion; (1) middle/ending only completes 4/8 version, (2) reggae version, completes 4/8 version (3) X-Files teases, (4) drum jam, (5) Dan Africano (Elephant Wrecking Ball) on bass, (6) Waves (Phish) tease, (7) Luke’s first birthday of the year (8) Shakedown Street teases; Adrian on drums and Fro on percussion to start, followed by a million different instrument switches and Mike Gantzer joining for a bit. Ended as Dopapod proper w/Adrian back on percussion.AqueousDopapod
[Photo: Jake Plimack]Setlist: Umphrey’s McGee | Red Rocks Amphitheatre | Morrison, CO | 7/2/2017Set 1: Nipple Trix > Get In The Van, Speak Up > Booth Love, Wizard Burial Ground, August, Cut Off > Ocean BillySet 2: Attachments, Day Nurse > 2nd Self, Red Barchetta, Mulche’s Odyssey, Slacker, Plunger, Electric Avenue to HellEncore: Puppet String > Glory > Puppet String debut, Rush; with Jennifer Hartswick on vocals with Jennifer Hartswick on vocals Ahead of 4th of July, Umphrey’s McGee took to the legendary Red Rocks Amphitheatre in Morrison, Colorado, for their first-ever three-night run at the famed venue. With support from Stick Figure on Friday, Bokanté and Snarky Puppy on Saturday, and Bruce Hornsby & the Noisemakers on Sunday, Umphrey’s headlining performances during the final two nights of the run saw a number of special sit-ins, including by the likes of Roosevelt Collier, Robert “Sput” Searight, Nate Werth, Chris Bullock, and Mike Maher. However, one of the most special moments of the weekend fell on Sunday, July 2nd, when Jennifer Hartswick joined the band during the second set of the night and final set of the weekend.Umphrey’s McGee Invites Jen Hartswick, Roosevelt Collier, And Snarky Puppy Members At Red Rocks Run [Video/Photos]Jennifer Hartswick has gained quite a reputation on the scene for her work with Trey Anastasio Band, her masterful trumpet playing, and her powerhouse vocals. No stranger to Red Rocks herself, Hartswick’s cameo during Umphrey’s 15th performance at Red Rocks came after her own performance there with TAB nearly a month prior. For her sit-in with Umphrey’s McGee, Jennifer Hartswick sat-in on vocals during the band’s debut of a cover of Rush’s “Red Barchetta.” The vocalist also provided her singing talents during the second-set closer of “Electric Avenue To Hell”—a mash-up of AC/DC’s “Highway to Hell” and Eddy Grant’s “Electric Avenue.”Recently, Umphrey’s McGee has released pro-shot video filmed by TourGigs of Hartswick’s first sit-in of Sunday night during Rush’s “Red Barchetta.” You can enjoy the video below.
Load remaining images The Jake Peavy Foundation and Outsiders Presents teamed up this week for the inaugural Outsiders Ball, a two-day collaboration between Peavy, mega-Grateful-Dead-fan and MLB starting pitcher (formerly of the San Francisco Giants, but now a free agent), and Phil Lesh, the Dead’s legendary bassist. The Outsiders Ball took place in Peavy’s hometown of Mobile, AL with a private event on November 21st and a public concert on the 22nd, with all proceeds going to the disaster relief to support individuals and families affected by the recent hurricanes in Florida, Puerto Rico, and the Caribbean, as well as victims of the Northern California fires. Proceeds will be donated to a variety of organizations via The Jake Peavy Foundation on behalf of Jake and Phil and Jill Lesh.Major League Deadhead: Jake Peavy’s Unlimited Devotion To The Grateful DeadOn Wednesday night, Phil & his Family Band took over to the Mobile Civic Center with special guests Eric Krasno of Soulive and Lettuce, George Porter Jr. of The Meters, Marcus King, Ivan Neville of Dumpstaphunk, Jennifer Hartswick from Trey Anastasio Band, Chris Spies of Matador! Soul Sounds, and Jake Peavy himself. The band played through Grateful Dead standards, as well as fun covers “Sweet Jane” and “Iko Iko”. Listen to the full show audio below, taped by teamikoiko:After the Outsiders Ball, the party moved to the Brickyard in Mobile where Jen Hartswick, Eric Krasno, George Porter and Marcus King jammed with Mobiles Dead until about 5am with no set list. Watch 10 minutes of the jammed out bliss below, courtesy of chantarene:Check out photos from the Outsiders Ball, as well as the after-party, below, courtesy of photographer Fred Salinas.Setlist: Outsiders Ball | Mobile Civic Center | Mobile, AL | 11/22/17Set 1Alabama Getaway GLSweet Jane RJCats Down Under the Stars AKDeal EKJack Straw GL/RJ> The Other One PL > Jack Straw > The Other OneHe’s Gone PLSet 2Cold Rain and Snow Jake PeavyBertha Jake PeavyThat’s What Love Will Make You Do Jen/EKScarlet Begonias ALL > Fire on the Mountain MKSugaree George PorterEyes of the World – George PorterLooks Like Rain MKWest LA Fadeaway – MKNew Minglewood Blues – MKIko Iko – Ivan Neville (Double Bass)EncoreBrokedown Palace – Jennifer HartswickOutsiders Ball | Mobile Civic Center | Mobile, AL | 11/22/17 | Photos by Fred Salinas
Phish shows come as a complete package experience. From buying the tickets, to receiving the colorful pieces of paper in the mail, to the scene on the lot, to the show, to the after show, and beyond. But the Vermont band’s music isn’t the only to grace our ears. Often times we wonder where the interlude music comes from. How it keeps us so chill and contained. From the time it takes to arrive at our seats, and the horrifying minutes-that-feel-like-hours between sets, to the time it takes us to exit the premises, there is, thankfully, more music coming from within. It is of course, all by design.Creative Director of Phish, Inc. Julia Mordaunt compiled a playlist with all walk-in, setbreak, and walk-out music since the band’s return in 2009. The playlist varies from Thelonious Monk and Professor Longhair, to Beck and The Shins with over 4400 songs that clock in about 280 hours. These songs, without a doubt, carry significance of the memories we share in seeing Phish the last eight years. Perhaps musical discoveries were even made. Though released earlier this year, the playlist is as good as ever.So, thanks to Julia Mordaunt, we can relive those glorious moments between in the playlist below:The complete playlist can be found here.[cover photo by Dave DeCrescente Photography]