Watch Greener Grounds ‘Resonate’ With Fans At Album Release Party [HQ Video Premiere]

first_imgWith the release of Greener Grounds brand new full length album, Momentous, the band celebrated with a sold out performance at Cervantes Other Side in Denver. The band has continued to tour in celebration of the album, hitting top markets including Indianapolis, Columbus, Providence, Boston, New Haven, Brooklyn, St Louis, Lawrence, and have a handful of dates still to come on their massive Momentous Album Release Tour.Take a look inside their album release celebration with this HQ video of their performance of “Resonate,” the opening track from Greener Grounds’ Momentous album, below. Video courtesy of Kontagium Live. Lights and lasers compliments of Fieldview Productions and City Boy Lasers.Follow Greener Grounds and be sure to catch them at a city near you. These guys are making waves every direction they go, and this video is just a taste of what Greener Grounds brings to the table. For a full list of their upcoming tour dates you can visit their official website.last_img read more

Two New Phish Fall Tour Dates Leak On Live Nation Website

first_imgLadies and gentlemen, start your engines. It seems that Phish tour dates are imminent, as information about a second tour date has found its way onto Ticketmaster.Last night, we shared news that the band’s performance on 10/16 in Jacksonville, FL had emerged. Today, we’re seeing that a two-night run at Nashville’s Ascend Amphitheatre is on the books from October 18th and 19th, which would make sense given the band’s absence of Southeast dates on their summer tour.Though Live Nation has just removed the dates, you can clearly see them on the screen shot below:These dates also line up with the ones predicted by Phish Rumors, though of course nothing is confirmed until Phish makes their announcement. Could be any minute/day now!last_img

Neil Young Pens New Song “Indian Givers” In Protest Of Dakota Pipeline

first_imgFolk icon Neil Young has always been outspoken for social justice, using his music as a media for important causes. A prime example of that is his organization of and performance at Farm Aid last weekend. In addition to that, Young also wrote a song called “Indian Givers” in protest of the current situation with the Dakota Pipeline.With tension surrounding the Keystone XL Pipeline heating up, Young has delivered a poignant song on the issue. Listen to “Indian Givers” below, and read the lyrics as well courtesy of Stereogum.There’s a battle raging on the sacred landOur brothers and sisters have to take a standAgainst us now for what we all been doingOn the sacred land there’s a battle brewingI wish somebody would share the newsNow it’s been about 500 yearsWe keep taking what we gave awayJust like what we call Indian giversIt makes you sick and gives you shiversI wish somebody would share the newsBig money going backwards and ripping the soilWhere graves are scattered and blood was boiledWhen all who look can see the truthBut they just move on and keep their grooveI wish somebody would share the newsSaw Happy locked to the big machineThey had to cut him loose and you know what that meansThat’s when Happy went to jailBehind big money justice always failsI wish somebody would share the newsBring back the days when good was goodLose these imposters in our neighborhoodAcross our farms and through our watersAll at the cost of our sons and daugthersOur brave sons and daughtersWe’re all here together fighting poison watersStanding against the evil wayThat’s what we have at the end of dayI wish somebody would share the newslast_img read more

Hiker Uses Grateful Dead & Phish Playlist To Break Appalachian Trail Speed Record

first_imgWhen you’ve got over 2,000 miles of rocky trails to hike by yourself, you’re going to need a good playlist to get through it all. Fortunately for Karl Meltzer, that playlist included a lot of Grateful Dead and Phish.Meltzer recently broke the world record for completing the full Appalachian Trail hike, traversing the range from Maine to Georgia in 45 days, 22 hours and 38 minutes. Yes, you can round that up to “46 Days.” His time was a full nine and a half hours faster than the previous record, and he cites jam music as a huge inspiration.In an interview with Trail Running Mag, Meltzer said, “There was a lot of Grateful Dead, but not the studio stuff – the stuff where they really get jamming for a long time,” he says. “I had some Strange Folk, a little Phish. I like that jam stuff.”We like that jam stuff too.The full article talks about Meltzer’s journey through the 2,190 mile hike, including his in-depth preparation and execution. It’s a fascinating read for the experienced, as it offers a glimpse into one of the world’s most accomplished hikers. We’re just hoping that he played “46 Days” when he reached the end!Congratulations Karl! #WeAreEverywhere[Photo via Runners World, story via Garcia’s]last_img read more

Jason Hann Leads All-Star Rhythmatronix Run In Denver [Review/Video]

first_imgJason Hann’s Rhythmatronix lit up Cervantes’ Other Side in Denver, CO over the weekend, playing two nights of jazzy and funky grooves from around the world. Rhythmatronix, for those unfamiliar, is a supergroup of all-star musicians brought together by Jason Hann (String Cheese Incident, EOTO). Featuring Oteil Burbridge (Dead and Company, Allman Brothers Band), Raul Pineda (Chucho Valdez, Sintesis), Fareed Haque (Sting, Garaj Mahal), and Todd Stoops (RAQ, Electric Beethoven) for this iteration, the talent on stage was out of hand, and all the members were having a blast.Friday night’s festivities were kicked off by Bonfire Dub with a delicious and soulful reggae set on the back patio. The crowd then moved inside for Colorado’s own Eufórquestra, who had the crowd getting down with their high-energy funk and soul. The crowd was treated to some super danceable grooves and, at times, disco vibes by the six-member group.For the main course, Rhythmatronix laid out two unbelievable sets from some mind-blowing musicians. From the moment they took the stage, it was clear that they were all so stoked to be together and laying down sounds from around the world. The crowd fed off this energy, and looking around, it would be hard to say whether the musicians on stage or the crowd that was lucky enough to be there was enjoying the show more.The first song of the night started off with a solid funk groove and show cased drum solos from both Raul Pineda, the Grammy-award winning Cuban drummer, and Jason Hann, the ultra-talented percussionist of String Cheese Incident. With all members grinning from ear-to-ear as they threw down solos and showed off their skills, Oteil Burbridge and Todd Stoops at points would break out into laughter, clearly overjoyed to be part of such a talented group.The next song had a more Caribbean sound that had the crowd moving, and was followed by a spacier and bass-heavy song which lightened up into a solid funk jam. During this song, Oteil Burbridge treated the crowd to some vocal scatting, and was followed by some impressive soloing by Fareed Haque, while the percussion kept it locked down. This was followed by a sexy and mellower song that showed off the rhythm section, with Oteil, Raul, and Jason all showing off during extended solos.Rhythmatronix closed out their first set with an upbeat number that had the whole floor dancing. This was also Todd Stoops’ time to shine as he pumped up the crowd with his impressive skills on the keys. The song ended with dueling drum solos, as Raul and Jason threw it down to show off their jaw-dropping talents.For the second set, Fareed played a slower and soulful song to get things warmed up and showcased his virtuosic abilities on the guitar. The rest of the band joined in as they moved into a quicker, upbeat jam with a cascading melody that showcased Oteil’s mind-blowing bass skills. The third song was a funky and dancey uptempo number with a galloping beat.This was followed by a cover of “Seven Days” by Sting, which was sang by Jason Hann, and sped up into an instrumental break during which Stoops really shined, and eventually slowed down into a quiet section led by Hann. Next, Fareed Haque got up and showed off his vocal scatting skills as well and lead the crowd in clapping, which hyped up the crowd for the next song, which was a super upbeat and funky number with extended soloing from Stoops and Oteil. Rhythmatronix ended the night with a faster improvisational jam with a driving rhythm and a jazzy drum beat, which moved into a slower ambient groove, before closing the night out on a high. During this last song, each member on stage had the chance to show off their impressive musical skills, and they all looked like they were having a ball.Watch an extended jam from the group’s performance on Saturday night below, courtesy of Kyle Isaac.Rhythmatronix was an incredible night of music, and those who are lucky enough to get a chance to check them out will not be disappointed. You can see this super-stacked line-up of high-caliber musicians at Brooklyn Comes Alive on October 22nd, spread across three great venues in Brooklyn, NY. Details can be found here.[Photo via Cervantes Masterpiece Ballroom // Instagram]last_img read more

The Travelin’ McCourys Share Stripped Down Cover Of Grateful Dead’s “Loser” [Listen]

first_imgThe Travelin’ McCourys recently hit the road with Jeff Austin for a series of “Grateful Ball” concerts, with both artists mastering the music of the Grateful Dead for fans everywhere. Fresh off an exciting run of Grateful Ball shows, The Travelin’ McCourys are keeping the Grateful excitement alive by releasing their rendition of the song “Loser.”Originally written by Jerry Garcia, the McCourys strip down the song to its Americana elements in their tried and true rendition. Folk music was an obvious influence of the Grateful Dead, particularly Garcia, and few understand that legacy better than the Ronnie and Rob McCoury, sons of the legendary Del McCoury.Sit back, relax, and let this bucolic rendition of “Loser” wash over you. You have no chance of losing, this time.Don’t miss the full length videos of the Travelin’ McCourys’ collaboration with The String Cheese Incident at Suwannee Hulaween! You can also see their tour schedule below.Travelin’ McCourys Tour Dates10-Nov, Neighborhood Theatre, Charlotte, NC11-Nov, Imperial Theatre-GA, Augusta, GA12-Nov, Riverhawk Music Festival, Polk City, FL13-Nov, Terra Fermata, Stuart, FL17-Nov, The Castle Theatre, Bloomington, IL18-Nov, Old Rock House, St. Louis, MO19-Nov, The Garage at Knuckleheads, Kansas City, MO20-Nov, Bravo! Concert Series, Knoxville, IA8-Dec, Aggie Theatre, Fort Collins, CO9-Dec, Caribou Room, Nederland, CO10-Dec, Cervantes Masterpiece Ballroom, Denver, CO15-Dec, Isis Music Hall, Asheville, NC16-Dec, Isis Music Hall, Asheville, NC30-Dec, Bluegrass Underground, McMinnville, TN31-Dec, Bluegrass Underground, McMinnville, TNlast_img read more

Brothers Gow Debut Mashups From 1967, 1977, 1987, 1997 & 2007 To Ring In 2017

first_imgSan Diego-based jam group Brothers Gow always goes big on New Year’s Eve, traversing musical times with their tradition of debuting mash ups from each decade prior to the new year ahead. This year was no exception, as the band debuted five incredible new pairings from 1967, 1977, 1987, 1997, and 2007 ahead of the countdown into 2017.This year, the band took their Time Travel set a step further, including “Drunk History” style videos for each of the five decades that they tributed. For example, for the year 1967, they not only performed a mashup called “Respect a Soul Man” which included parts of “Respect” by Aretha Franklin (as written by Otis Redding) and “Soul Man” by Sam & Dave, but they also aired a “History of Rolling Stone Magazine” video in honor of the publication’s first issue.Below, you can see the full pro-shot footage of the set, as well as descriptions of each of the five mashups and videos. We hope you’ll enjoy it as much as we do!1967: “Respect a Soul Man”Respect – Aretha Franklin | Soul Man – Sam & Dave1977: “Jedi Cantina Moves”Night Moves – Bob Seger | Cantina Band – Star Wars | Star Wars Theme1987: “Never Gonna Let You Be Bad”Bad – Michael Jackson | Never Gonna Give You Up – Rick Astley1997: “I Believe I Can Jam”I Believe I Can Fly – R. Kelly | Space Jam – Urban Beatz Crew2007: “Valerie” Ft. Molly Bastine on Vocals (Alex Bastine’s Sister)Valerie – Amy WinehouseCast:1967 – “History of Rolling Stone Magazine”History Lesson with: Jane Fritzenkotter1977 – “History of Apple Computer”History Lesson with: Annie Phillips Dean1987 – “History of Nintendo”History Lesson with: Zoe Goldman1997 – “History of Heaven’s Gate”History Lesson with: Lindsey Burke2007 – “History of the band name Brothers Gow”History Lesson with: Alex Gow BastineBrothers Gow consists of Alex Gow Bastine, Carson Church, Ethan Wade, Kyle Merrill, and Nathan Lamar Walsh Haines, as well as Lighting Director Matt Collier and Sound Engineer Kevin Rudnick. The band will be on the road with The Heavy Pets this winter, so don’t miss them on tour! For more about the band, you can head to their official website.last_img read more

Spafford And Mungion To Join Forces For Spring Tour

first_imgThis Spring, two of the brightest young bands in the scene are coming together for an 11-date national tour. Both Spafford and Mungion made some serious waves across the jam world in 2016, culminating with their own late-night performances following Phish’s New Year’s MSG shows in New York City to properly end the year. Now, the two will officially join forces for a run full of high-octane fueled jams. The tour is set to begin on 3/31  at Fort Collins and Denver, CO’s Hodi’s Half Note then 4/1 at the Bluebird Theater, followed by other major dates including Bottom Lounge in Chicago on 4/8 and a return to the NYC area at Brooklyn’s Music Hall of Williamsburg on 4/13.Spafford is just coming off the heels of a huge national tour opening for Umphrey’s McGee, as well as a few headlining dates of their own. Spafford has been experiencing a wave of excitement surrounding what can be described as nothing short of inspiring live performances from the Arizona-based band. With a style that is laden with heavy grooves and easily danceable, the group is creating improvisational highlights on a nightly basis that are simply extraordinary. Receiving plenty of national attention for a reason at this point in their career, along with live shows now being available via a recent partnership with nugs.net, Spafford has earned the moniker of “Can’t Miss Band” of 2017.Chicago’s Mungion formed less than two years ago, and already these prog/jam rockers have made quite the name for themselves. With high energy performances, showcasing their top level musicianship, the foursome never stray too far away from each other and display impressive interplay between members. Justin Rekamp (guitar/vocals), Joe Re (keys/vocals), Sean Carolan (bass/vox), and Matt Kellen (drums/vocals) are an up and coming force to be reckoned with, making Mungion a name that will be widely talked about for years to come. With the group joining Spafford for Spring tour, an upcoming album, and festival dates to look forward to, there’s plenty of chance for Mungion to continue to evolve while showcasing their impressive talent.***For information on upcoming shows, or to purchase tickets, visit www.Spafford.net***Spafford and Mungion Spring 2017 Tour Dates3/31  Hodi’s Half Note – Fort Collins, CO4/1    Bluebird Theater – Denver, CO4/4   Reverb Lounge – Omaha, NE4/5   Old Rock House – St. Louis, MO4/6   The Miramar Theatre – Milwaukee, WI4/7   The Frequency – Madison, WI4/8   Bottom Lounge – Chicago, IL4/12  Great Scott – Allston, MA4/13  Music Hall of Williamsburg – Brooklyn, NY4/14  Ballroom @ The Outer Space – Hamden, CT4/15  Nectar’s – Burlington, VT[cover photo courtesy of Keith Griner – Phierce Photos]last_img read more

Members of Turkuaz, Sister Sparrow, & More To Perform Allen Toussaint Tribute In New Orleans

first_imgNew Orleans is the birth place of jazz, the home of funk, and the mecca of improvisational music. At times, it is, essentially, a living, breathing musical play land. That feeling only intensifies during the ten day celebration that is Jazz Fest. Each year, a seemingly endless stream of incredible musicians descend on the Crescent City to join in on the fun and excitement of Jazz Fest, and many of them are provided with a unique opportunity to play with friends from different bands and other projects that they normally only see at festivals across the country.This year, fans heading to Jazz Fest have tons of opportunities to see many of these once-a-year collaborations, but there is one night that rises above the rest, with three incredible bands set to play at The Howlin’ Wolf on Tuesday, May 2nd. On that night, the already-announced lineup is a bonafide home run: The Nth Power‘s incredible ‘Earth, Wind & Power’ project will return to Jazz Fest with a bevy of special guests, Oteil & Kofi Burbridge will team up with Neal & Allen Evans for the second-ever performance of The All Brothers Band, and up-and-comers Organ Freeman will bring their brand of instrumental power-funk as the night’s opening act. Tickets can be purchased here.Adding to the already ridiculous lineup is an all-star cast of musicians throwing down some classic New Orleans tunes written by the city’s resident musical icon, Allen Toussaint. Toussaint had his hands in some of the most iconic pieces of New Orleans music, whether as a writer, an arranger, or as a producer; he certainly left his mark on the city and its culture.The tribute to Allen Toussaint, known as the “Allen Toussaint Jukebox,” will feature a full set of music from his prodigious career. The band will consist of Shira Elias and Michelangelo Carubba from Turkuaz, Sasha Brown from Sister Sparrow & The Dirty Birds, Todd Stoops from Electric Beethoven, and Eric Vogel from the Nigel Hall Band, and it will take place in the cozy confines of The Den.See below for full info for this unreal night of music that could only take place in New Orleans during Jazz Fest.– SHOW INFO –Artist:    Allen Toussaint Jukebox w/ Members of Turkuaz, Sister Sparrow & The Dirty Birds, Electric Beethoven, & Nigel Hall BandVenue:   The Den at Howlin’ Wolf – 907 S. Peters Street – New Orleans, LA 70130Date:      Tuesday – May 2nd, 2017Price:     $27.50adv / $35dosAges:      21+Tickets:  Purchase hereIf you’ll be down in New Orleans for Jazz Fest this year, don’t miss out on all of the awesome late night music options taking place across the city. Learn more about all of the amazing music you can catch at this link.last_img read more

PREMIERE: Anomalie Debuts Smooth New Single, “Daybreak”

first_imgHailing from Montreal, Canada, is musician and producer Nicolas Dupuis, who goes by the moniker Anomalie. Since his 2014 self-titled debut EP, Anomalie has been releasing tracks here and there, hosting a successful YouTube series called “Weekly Jams” with a number of artists and playing the keyboard for fellow funk-electronic artist Gramatik in addition to holding a spot on Gramatik’s label. As Anomalie gears up for the release of his second EP, the producer has been slowly releasing a number of new songs in anticipation for album number two, Metropole, which is slated to be released  later this month on June 23rd.Staying true to his stage name, Anomalie fuses a number of different musical genres within each song he crafts. Underlying each number is technical craftsmanship, which is a product of his seventeen-plus years he spent studying classical and jazz piano. This training is present in his latest single, “Daybreak,” which opens with a lyric sample before dropping into the melodic, bouncing riff of the song. The synthy electronic number clearly pulls from hip-hop, funk, and jazz lineages, eventually easily settling into an easy-going groove. However, this is not to say that the number is straightforward by any means. Perhaps what sets Anomalie apart from other producers is his ability to maintain a laid-back sound while still crafting a complex composition that is rife with dramatic tension and playfully utilizes sonic layering, dynamics, and syncopation to create dramatic tension all the while showing off his penchant for the keyboard.“I started working on ‘Daybreak’ almost a year ago, which then lead me to start the Métropole EP,” Anomalie tells us. “This track means a lot to me since it became one of my first successful facebook videos when I shared it as short jam in it’s early stages. It’s also a pretty accurate representation of my main influences for the EP – hip hop beats, g-funk synth leads, and Herbie Hancock/Chick Correa style chord progressions.”“For me,” he continues, “‘Daybreak’ was a game changer in the sense that it clarified where I was headed sound-wise and it gave me tremendous motivation to start releasing again as Anomalie, which I had not been doing for a while. Daybreak felt like a fresh start, a new dawn.”Live For Live Music is proud to premiere the latest from Anomalie. You can listen to “Daybreak” below, as well as catch him at his show with his four-piece band on June 22 at Phi Centre in Montreal, Canada, and later this summer during his performance supporting Gramatik at Red Rocks. Head over to the producer’s website here for more information and upcoming tour dates.last_img read more