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Umphrey’s McGee Rages Night Two At First Avenue In Minneapolis

first_imgLoad remaining images Minneapolis, MN venue First Avenue has become a staple on Umphrey’s spring tour. Over the past ten years, Umphrey’s has played five multi-night runs there, and each have become legendary. Last night, April 29th, Umphrey’s McGee continued this tradition, amazing fans for their second straight night of rocking music. It never ceases to amaze how consistently this band brings an amazing rock-n-roll concert experience night in and night out. Any UM show at First Avenue can demonstrate that.The band opened the show with a standard “Room to Breathe” before hitting “Spires.” “Smell the Mitten” was the night’s first foray into improvisational territory, led by guitarist Jake Cinninger with some tight reggae-esque chords and a “Controversy” jam, continuing to honor Prince’s demise, the First Avenue location, and the previous night’s debut.One of the highlights of the first set was the rare(r) instrumental “All Things Ninja.” It definitely got the crowd moving, and Brendan Bayliss nailed his soaring solo. Drummer Kris Myers had his usual drum solo in the song, while Jake Cinninger and Ryan Stasik watched in awe and respect. “Full Frontal” was the newest song they played all night, and that jammed into a “Bad Friday” to close out the set. It was a fairly straight-forward first set that had some great moments.The second set, as per custom, was longer and more improvisational. Without a doubt, this second set was top-notch Umphrey’s McGee. Fan favorite “All in Time” started the set, and quickly went into jamming mode. They teased the “Super Mario Brothers” underground theme to the delight of video game nerds, and then Cinninger took the song in different directions with some very clever guitar licks. The jam slowly shifted towards the keyboards, and eventually keyboardist Joel Cummins was the only one playing. Unsurprisingly, with the lights all shining on him, he began to play his beautiful opus, “Kimble.” A beautiful and delicate song, the juxtaposition of that with “Tribute to the Spinal Shaft” following was interesting. “Tribute” had some good jams, and they made it other-wordly with a great Middle Eastern jam that sounded similar to the 2×2 from Chicago’s Auditorium Theatre show in 2008. It was definitely a very cool part of the show.Not staying too long in any direction, they then slowed down the music and began to play The Police’s “Walking on the Moon.” It was definitely a fun moment of the show as the whole crowd sang along. At the end of the song, Bayliss incited the crowd to sing the coda of “oooooooooooooooo, woooooohhhh woooooohhhh woooooohhhh.” He did a good job; the crowd was sang loudly in unison. In fact, he motioned to Cummins to stop playing the keys, so it was just the crowd singing without music for a couple measures. Bayliss had a huge smile on his face.The show continued at a blistering pace, with “Much Obliged” segueing into “Mrs. Robinson’s Strut” segueing into “Wappy Sprayberry,” all of which had great jamming. The latter tune went unfinished, and even that eventually led to the ending of “All in Time.” “All in Time” started meandering for a while, with Cinninger teasing “Baba O’Riley” before ending the set with the most beloved dueling guitar part of the UM repertoire. The whole thing was the righteous way to do a second set.The encore put an exclamation on the night. Anytime that “Front Porch” is played, one can be happy, but the encore slot highlights how much fun the band is, especially when it wasn’t on the set list to begin with. Great audible by the UM. But it wasn’t just that it was magnificently played, but they inserted a great “Waterfalls” jam in there. Everyone was singing the R&B hit by TLC! It was quite stunning how, despite probably not hearing the song since 1996, the lyrics just came instantly back. It was an awesome encore, one that exemplified how the band can treat an audience if they are really feeling the vibe.Tonight is the last night of the Spring Tour before heading out West to do their annual UMBowl for the Umphreaks. Check out the full setlist and a gallery of more images below:Setlist: Umphrey’s McGee at First Avenue, Minneapolis, MN – 4/29/16Set One: Room to Breathe, Spires > Smell the Mitten$, Morning Song, All Things Ninja, Full Frontal > Bad FridaySet Two: All In Time > Kimble, Tribute to the Spinal Shaft > Walking on the Moon, Much Obliged > Mrs. Robinson’s Strut > Wappy Sprayberry > All In TimeEncore: Front Porch%Notes:$ Controversy tease/jam% Waterfalls jamAll photos appear via Ojeda Photography; check out the full gallery below.last_img read more

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Jam Cruise Releases Pro-Shot Video Of The New Mastersounds

first_imgToday, Jam Cruise released official footage from The New Mastersounds‘ performance at Jam Cruise 14 earlier this year. The video, filmed by TourGigs, shows the band running through the always-funky “High and Wide” from their 2015 album Made For Pleasure on the ship’s pool deck. Check it out below:The New Mastersounds will be hitting festivals all over the world throughout this summer and fall, and will be playing a concert cruise in New York City on Friday, August 5th.last_img

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Phil Lesh Jams With Soulive, Karl Denson & More At Coney Island [Watch/Setlist]

first_imgLast night marked Phil Lesh’s debut at the new Ford Amphitheater at Coney Island Boardwalk, and the Grateful Dead bassist brought an esteemed lineup of friends for the occasion. Lesh’s band featured all of Soulive – Eric Krasno, Neal Evans, and Alan Evans – along with Jackie Greene, Jason Crosby, Karl Denson and The Shady Horns, Eric “Benny” Bloom and Ryan Zoidis.A similar lineup debuted earlier this year to help open up the new backyard performance space of Terrapin Crossroads, but last night’s performance featured some additional potency with a full horn section. Denson and Lesh also recently performed together, and The Shady Horns have been involved with Phil & Friends shows as well. With such a wide range of talents all coming together, the potential was high for a great concert.The band opened up with “Mason’s Children” and kept things rocking in the first set with favorites like “Althea” and “Alabama Getaway.” The band then rode into “He’s Gone” > “The Other One” > “Dancing In The Street” to close out the first set. More fire power came in the second half with a “Shakedown Street” opener, and the famed “Help on the Way” > “Slipknot!” > “Franklin’s Tower.” “Franklin’s” took an unexpected turn, mid-song, into “Mercy, Mercy, Mercy,” a song written by Joe Zawinul in 1966 for Julian “Cannonball” Adderley, before returning to roll away the dew.Finally, the show ended gratefully with “Not Fade Away.” Fortunately there are a number of videos to watch from the performance, including this series posted by YouTube user sgibson818.Mason’s ChildrenAltheaAlabama GetawayHe’s GoneThe Other OneDancing In The StreetsShakedown Street Here Comes SunshineWest L.A. FadeawayViola Lee BluesDonor RapNot Fade AwayWe can’t wait to see them in action again tomorrow night! Check out the full setlist, below.Setlist: Phil Lesh & Friends at Ford Amphitheater at Coney Island Boardwalk, Brooklyn, NY – 9/14/16Set I: Mason’s Children, Althea, Alabama Getaway, He’s Gone > The Other One > Dancing in the StreetSet II: Shakedown Street > Here Comes Sunshine, West L.A Fadeaway, The Wheel, Viola Lee Blues, Help on the Way > Slipknot! > Franklin’s Tower > Mercy Mercy Mercy > Franklin’s TowerE: Not Fade Awaylast_img read more

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Tampa Funk Fusion Band Displace Shares Video Covering Outkast’s “Hey Ya” [Watch]

first_imgTampa, Florida four-piece Displace has been around for a few years now, gaining momentum as they racked up performances at southern festivals like AURA Music and Arts Festival, Zach Deputy’s Disc Jam, and Blackwater Music and Arts Festival.A few weeks ago, the band made a splash on social media with their creative cover of Amy Winehouse‘s “Valerie”, shot and produced in their home studio. Yesterday, the band released a new cover from their “Burnside Cover Sessions”: Outkast‘s smash hit “Hey Ya!”. Check out the vide below, with audio recorded by Vinny Svoboda and video by Kate Scaglione:You can catch Displace on at Zen Awakening Music and Arts Festival in Orlando, FL on November 19th and at Hometeam New Year’s Rally in Lakewood, FL on December 29th.last_img read more

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20 Classic John Lennon Videos Were Just Uploaded To YouTube [Watch]

first_imgYou can watch the new videos in the playlist below, and navigate through them using the icon on the top left of the player. Enjoy! John Lennon remains one of the most influential musicians to this day, as his music proudly symbolizes the hope for peace and justice in the world. Through his work with The Beatles and as a solo musician, Lennon’s revolutionary music has lived proudly for years after his untimely death.It is with this legacy in mind that we happily share a new series of videos, released by Lennon’s widow Yoko Ono just a few days ago. Taken from the 2003 LEGEND DVD, the videos were created for some of Lennon’s most well known songs, including “Imagine,” “Instant Karma!” and more. Ono released twenty of these videos onto YouTube, where they’re streaming for free – just in time for the holidays.last_img read more

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The Groove Orient Shares Soulive Cover Video And Announces Tour Dates

first_imgFlorida jam group The Groove Orient are firing things up in 2017, with a major tour announcement and a very fun video! Check out their newly released cover of Soulive’s funky track “Cannonball” below.You can see the band’s full tour announcement in the poster below as well.last_img

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Watch Nikki Glaspie Crush Vocals On “Killing In The Name” With Galactic On Jam Cruise

first_imgJam Cruise is packed with one-of-a-kind collaborations, and fans certainly got more than they bargained for when drummer Nikki Glaspie took the stage with Galactic. Glaspie treated fans to lead vocals on the Rage Against The Machine track “Killing In The Name,” riling up the audience during this particularly political time. There was even a fake Hitler on stage, silently symbolizing the outrage most Americans are feeling.Watch a video of Glaspie with Galactic below, courtesy of Samantha Goodal.[Cover Photo by Keith Griner – Phierce Photo]last_img read more

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STS9 Closes Wild Chattanooga Performance With “Luma Daylight > Tokyo” Encore [Photos]

first_imgLoad remaining images STS9 hit Track 29 in Chattanooga, Tennessee last night, continuing their tour with Modern Measure. For their Tuesday performance, the band certainly did not hold back, putting on a fiery midweek performance for the folks in Chattanooga. STS9 was dialed in from the start jamming “We’ll Meet In Our Dreams” through to “Kaya,” followed by a particularly jammy “F Word,” that let the crowd know they were in for a special show. The jams continued with “Out Of This World” sandwiching “Enceladus” before building into “Monkey Music,” then closing out the first set with “When The Dust Settles Reprise” and “Rise Above, Get Loud.”The setlist was one of dreams, with the second set similarly being stacked, kicking off with “Evasive Maneuvers” and “Be Pulse.” The group threw in a cover of Outkast’s “In Due Time” as a segue between “Totem” and “World Go Round,” in case people not present weren’t jealous enough of the magic happening down south. STS9 closed out the seven-song second set with “From Now On,” “Blu Mood,” and finally a massive “Arigato.” To end the night, for the encore, STS9 came back swinging with “Luma Daylight,” eventually morphing it into “Tokyo,” a relative rarity now a day that left the audience beyond hyped.You can check out a gallery from last night’s festivities below, courtesy of Christian Stewart, as well as the setlist from last night, courtesy of The Church of STS9. STS9 will continue to Oxford, Mississippi tonight for a performance at The Lyric Oxford before hitting Houston for two nights at the House of Blues.Setlist: STS9 | Track 29 | Chattanooga, TN | 4/25/2017Set One: WMIOD >> Kaya,  F Word*^, Out of This World >> Enceladus >> Out of This World >> Monkey Music, When The Dust Settles Reprise, Rise Above Get LoudSet Two: Evasive Manuvers*, Be Pulse, Totem >> In Due Time (Outkast Cover) >> World Go Round, From Now On, Blu Mood, ArigatoEncore: Luma Daylight >> TokyoShow Notes: *^ Insane jam in F. Word, * Evasive Manuvers had a cool Modular Jam [Video courtesy of Matt Brady]last_img read more

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PODCAST: Producer David Barbe Talks Drive-By Truckers And The University of Georgia Music Business Program

first_imgIn the latest episode of Inside Out w/ Turner & Seth, the dynamic duo gives us an introduction to super producer David Barbe, who has produced Drive-By Truckers, Son Volt, and more. Turner and Seth take us across the country to the early 1980’s in Athens, Georgia — a burgeoning scene that spawned the likes of R.E.M., The B-52’s, Vic Chestnutt, Widespread Panic, and eventually younger acts such as Perpetual Groove, The Whigs, and many more.Barbe came up with bands like punk-rock outfit Mercyland, and eventually was recruited by Bob Mould of Hüsker Dü to form Sugar. Mould and producer John Keane (who has produced almost all of Widespread Panic’s albums, along with R.E.M. and Indigo Girls, among others) convinced Barbe to work in the studio, kicking off his producing/engineering career. Outside of working regularly with Drive-By Truckers, Son Volt, Jerry Joseph, Deerhunter, K.D. Lang, and R.E.M., Barbe has assisted in creating and heading one of the best music industry business programs in the country at the University of Georgia. The Music Business Certificate Program (check out information about the program here) brings in students from all over the country. In the past, young people used to head exclusively to Los Angeles, New York, or Nashville to start their careers in the industry; now there is a program designed specifically for students to gain the knowledge needed to advance in the music industry. The program itself touts many notable guest lecturer, such as David Macias of Thirty Tigers Management, Bob Moczydlowsky (managing director of Techstars Music), Patterson Hood of Drive-By Truckers, Bradford Cox from Deerhunter, Jason Isbell’s manager Tracey Thomas, and many more, which positions it as one of the top music business schools. Barbe goes on to discuss the program and how it has become a leader in the education of up-and-coming music industry people, stating “Music and the business of it changes so rapidly. If you teach on a model, you can’t teach on the same model from 2010 because it was all downloads. You realize that everything is changing constantly. There is always something.”The podcast also featured a brief interview with Patterson Hood, who discussed the Drive-By Truckers latest album American Band. In his interview, Hood discusses the album’s overt dissection of the current political climate in America, noting “It’s so easy to generalize things….you know, life is political. You can’t live your life without inter-relating to politics. I consider everything we write, on some level, to be both political and personal….we are in a pretty intense moment in time as a society and culture. You write what you feel, and that certainly affected the songs.”Listen to the David Barbe interview via Soundcloud:Upcoming episodes of Inside Out w/ Turner & Seth will feature interviews with Phish’s Jon Fishman, Marcus King, The Main Squeeze, and many more. Stay tuned!**For more Inside Out With Turner And Seth episodes, head to their SoundCloud, iTunes, or Stitcher page. You can also email the podcast producers here to submit feedback which may be incorporated into future episodes!**You can check out past episodes of Live For Live Music Presents: Inside Out with Turner and Seth podcast below:The Zipper Club Brings Their Punk Universe To Shaky Knees FestivalJen Hartswick Recounts Her Pinky Swear With Christian McBride, A Fateful Call From TreyDirty Heads Frontman Jared Watson Talks Weed, Colors, Addiction, And MoreWidespread Panic’s John “JoJo” Hermann Tells Studio Stories And MoreJason Crosby Talks Impromptu Performances With Prince And Bruce SpringsteenCol. Bruce Hampton Discusses Upcoming Star-Studded 70th Birthday BlowoutLos Lobos’ Steve Berlin Goes Back To His RootsBig Gigantic’s Dominic Lalli And Jeremy Salken Discuss Their Careers In EDMBenny Bloom & Tom Hamilton Get Us Excited For Fool’s ParadiseAl Schnier & Jim Loughlin Talk All Things moe.Umphrey’s McGee Engineer Chris Mitchell Discusses How He Captures The Band’s Unique SoundChris Kuroda Talks Evolution From Early Phish To MSGBrendan Bayliss Talks New Umphrey’s McGee Album, Career HighlightsJefferson Waful Talks Umphrey’s, Collaborating With Chris KurodaUM’s Brendan Bayliss Talks Band Origins, Meeting Steve Miller & Morelast_img read more

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The Disco Biscuits Announce Free Colorado-Run Webcast

first_img[Photo: Dave Vann] Tonight, The Disco Biscuits will kick off their three-night Colorado run with a special show for fans at the Fox Theatre in Boulder. The following two nights on Friday and Saturday will see the Biscuits hit Denver’s Fillmore Auditorium, with support from Jade Cicada on Friday and Break Science on Saturday. As a special treat for fans, yesterday, the jamtronica heavyweights announced that the entirety of their three-night Colorado run will be webcast for free via the band’s Youtube channel.The stream for Thursday’s show at the Fox Theatre starts at 9:30 p.m. (MST). For Friday and Saturday, the Disco Biscuits will similarly begin their stream at 9:30 p.m. (MST). Tune into the free webcasts on the Biscuits’ YouTube channel here.last_img read more

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