first_imgWATCH: This week’s Fantasy Showdown FULL SERIES COVERAGE• View all articles • View all videos • View all photos Follow lap-by-lap coverage of the Cheez-It 355, Sunday, Aug. 11, from Wakins Glen WATCH: Tony Stewart breaks right leg MORE: WATCH: Preview Show: Watkins Glen WATCH: What Drives the 5?last_img

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first_imgUp and coming Colorado jammers The Magic Beans hit the Boulder Theatre last Friday, April 22nd, playing to an enthusiastic audience in their home state. The band welcomed a number of fun guests throughout the night, including Will Trask, Matt Wilkolak (Moontang) and Clark Smith (DYNOHUNTER), for one wild night of music.The band’s Earth Day benefit featured a loving tribute to the late great Prince, will all three guest musicians joining in for a version of the Purple One’s “I Wanna Be Your Lover.” Check out their sweet funky cover of Prince below, courtesy of Andrew Preissing:For fans of this great group, don’t miss the band’s upcoming Beanstalk Festival. From June 10-12 in Westcliffe, CO, the festival will feature three nights of the Magic Beans, as well as some crazy fun super group sets from Electron, New Elastic Time (ft. members of SCI and The New Deal), Without A Net (ft. members of RAQ, Disco Biscuits, Billy & The Kids) and more! You can check out the full lineup and more festival information by heading here.Check out last night’s setlist in full, courtesy of Andrew Preissing:Setlist: The Magic Beans at Boulder Theatre, Boulder, CO – 4/22/16Gefiltefunk, Dying Day, Short Skirt/Long Jacket*#, As You Like It*#€, Buttstuff*#€, I Wanna be your Lover*#€, 5-Points*, Who’s Crazy*, Luck*, Night Games*#€Encore: Jabu Jabu’s Belly*Will Trask (Percussion)‪#‎Matt Wilkolak‬ (Trumpet/Moontang)€Clark Smith (Saxophone/Dynohunter)last_img read more

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first_imgThis year’s Candler Park Music & Food Festival is going down June 3 & 4 in Atlanta, Georgia. With impressive headlining acts from Galactic, Chris Robinson’s Brotherhood, and The Revivalists, this year’s gathering promises to be the best yet, filled with music, food, local brews, and an artist market.To make the weekend even better, Yonder Mountain String Band, Keller Williams’ Grateful Grass, Lee Fields & The Expressions, and several other exciting acts will also be amplifying the two-day experience. Check out the full lineup on the festival poster below!Tickets are now on sale at the festival’s website.Candler Park Music & Food Festival 2016 Lineup:GalacticChris Robinson BrotherhoodThe RevivalistsYonder Mountain String BandKeller Williams’ Grateful GrassLee Fields & The ExpressionsGreat PeacockBlair Crimmins & The HookersKing BabyWebsterlast_img read more

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first_imgAustralian producer Harley Streten, better known as Flume, has released his highly-anticipated sophomore album Skin to the delight of fans worldwide. This follow-up to the 2012 self-titled debut, which exploded with wild success in 2013 and catapulted Streten, then 21, into electronica stardom, finds perfect balance for both underground and mainstream audiences. Skin is a brooding blend of dark and other-worldly sounds and melodies, mixed with just a sprinkling of radio-ready pop hits. Leaning heavily on collaboration with other artists (we’re talking 10 of the 16 tracks here), Flume showcases his keen ability to excel across a variety of genres, from hip-hop to “alien pop.” Listeners are taken on a cosmic journey of fragmented noise, infectious lyrical content, and highly experimental synths.The opening track, “Helix,” takes its time to suck you in, but then promptly spits you out. Slightly dazed and chewed, you’re then drawn into the introductory chimes of “Never Be Like You,” which features the talented Canadian singer Kai. As the first official release of the album, this track has already hit #1 in Australia and is, unsurprisingly, climbing the US charts, as well. It’s easy to relate to the desperation in Kai’s voice, as she tells the gut-wrenching story of a lover seeking absolution. Kicking things up a notch, Chicago-based hip-hop artist Vic Mensa provides steady trap lines in “Lose It.” The “electronic whale calls” (as captioned on Flume’s Instagram tease of this song) combined with Mensa’s raw vocals, result in what’s sure to be summer banger.Fellow Aussie producer KUČKA was tapped in to support both “Numb & Getting Colder” and “Smoke & Retribution.” For the former, Flume explained that he “pitched and sped up KUČKA’s vocals to make her sound like an alien babe.” A far out track, indeed. For the latter, California-based rapper Vince Staples stepped in to deliver hard-hitting lyrics which nicely counterbalance KUČKA’s feminine choruses. Rounding out the support on the first half of the album is Tove Lo, who beautifully leads vocals on “Say It.” The back-story on this song is great – Flume heard a Tove Lo song playing in an LA bar and Shazam-ed it. A few days later they were in the studio together creating this sexy track.Next up is the extremely experimental and distorted “Wall Fuck.” Flume’s intentions were to “create sounds that sound like the fabric of the universe tearing.” Mission accomplished, sir! The track-skipping choppiness mixed with heavy future basslines is straight madness. This song may not be for everyone, especially at first listen, but it’s guaranteed to grow on you if you’re open-minded to this level of innovation. For a more classic Flume feel, “3” hits the mark, with Streten himself on the vocals.Continuing strong with ethereal female vocalists, Little Dragon’s collaboration on “Take A Chance” is highly enjoyable, with a heavy drop at the halfway mark. The angelic “Innocence” features AlunaGeorge and what sounds like tumultuous, grinding clockwork gears. Completely hypnotizing! “Like Water” with MNDR carries on in the same sensory fashion, lifting the listener to new heights.Arguably saving the best for last, “Free” and “Tiny Cities” beautifully complete the album. “Free” is a masterpiece. This song literally and audibly represents the moment Flume broke free of the crippling writer’s block he admittedly suffered from during this album’s creation. You can hear the struggle, the uphill trudging battle, followed by the sweet bliss that comes from release. “Tiny Cities” combines the decades-strong songwriting abilities of Beck, with futuristic, time-warpy drops that result in a real eargasm. This song’s destined to be a massive hit!The cover art and coinciding digital releases of the tracks feature the poisonous, yet striking Foxglove flower, spiraling in all its helix glory. This captivating artwork by Jonathan Zawada is no doubt a symbolic representation of the album as a whole, starting with the appropriately titled intro track “Helix.” Like the Foxglove, “Skin” is as beautiful as it is dangerous. At the end of the sensory journey, you’re left wondering what planets you’ve just visited and how the hell you waited three years to get there.On July 19, Flume embarks on his largest world tour, hitting more than 50 cities across the globe. With strong tour support from Chet Faker, Vince Staples, Cashmere Cat, Tokimonsta, Ryan Hemsworth, AlunaGeorge, and many more, you won’t want to miss this innovator in action. Check out the tour dates here.last_img read more

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first_imgWhen he’s not taking the lead with My Morning Jacket, frontman Jim James has been working on new music for his solo career. James recently announced a new, politically-active album called Eternally Even, due out on November 4th via ATO Records, and launched a major fall tour in support – his first major solo jaunt since 2013. Though the majority of the tour doesn’t kick off until November, James opened up the run with a handful of shows in California, including one this past Wednesday, 9/28 at Pappy and Harriet’s in Pioneertown, CA.James played the entirety of the new album at the tour opener, playing each of the tracks mixed in with other tunes from his previous solo release, Regions of Light and Sound of God. So far, the only studio track to have been premiered from Eternally Even is “Same Old Lie,” and you can listen to that here. You can also watch a video of the band’s performance of “State of the Art (A.E.I.O.U.),” a Regions of Light track that regularly appears in MMJ setlists, below.The full setlist is embedded below, and you can head to etree to download a full audio recording of the show! Edit this setlist | More Jim James setlistsJim James Fall Tour Dates9/28: Pappy and Harriet’s, Pioneertown, CA9/29: Ventura Theatre, Ventura, CA9/30: Hardly Strictly Bluegrass festival, San Francisco, CA10/1: The Fillmore Auditorium, San Francisco, CA11/15 & 11/16: Boston, MA @ Royale11/18: Philadelphia, PA @ The Fillmore Philly11/19: Washington, DC @ Warner Theatre11/20: New York, NY @ Terminal 511/22: Atlanta, GA @ The Tabernacle11/23: Nashville, TN @ Ryman Auditorium11/25: Louisville, KY @ Palace Theater11/26: Chicago, IL @ Riviera Theatre11/27: Milwaukee, WI @ Riverside Theater11/29: Saint Louis, MO @ The Pageant11/30: Omaha, NE @ Slowdown12/01: Minneapolis, MN @ State Theater12/03: Denver, CO @ Paramount Theatre12/05: Missoula, MT @ The Wilma Theatre12/06: Seattle, WA @ Showbox SoDo12/07: Portland, OR @ Roseland Theatre12/10: Las Vegas, NV @ Brooklyn Bowl12/11: Tempe, AZ @ The Marquee12/13: Austin, TX @ Austin City Limits Live12/14: Dallas, TX @ House of Blues12/16: Houston, TX @ House of Blues12/17: New Orleans, LA @ The Civic Theatre*support by Twin Limb on all dates (except Fillmore SF)last_img read more

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first_imgHome from a busy Fall season on the road, The Drunken Hearts have been hard at work on new original material for their follow-up album to this year’s Love & Thirst. Those lucky enough to get into the sold out Ogden Theatre show with The Hearts’ supporting Greensky Bluegrass were treated to a couple brand new originals. Check out the Live For Live Music exclusive video of ‘White Whale’ below.You can see the band’s full tour schedule below, and head to their official website to follow along with them.Upcoming Tour Dates:12/07 | Fox Theatre | Boulder CO w/ The Revivalists12/30 | Barkley Ballroom | Frisco CO12/31 | Vail Ale House | Vail CO [NYE!]01/12 | Town Square Tavern | Jackson Hole WY01/13 | The Filling Station | Bozeman MT01/27 | Mile High Brew Fest | Denver CO02/25 | WinterWonderGrass Festival | Steamboat Springs CO02/26 | WinterWonderGrass Festival | Steamboat Springs CO03/03 | Green Parrot | Key West FL03/04 | Green Parrot | Key West FL03/05 | Green Parrot | Key West FL07/28 | FloydFest | Floyd VA07/29 | FloydFest | Floyd VA[Photo by Dylan Langille (ontheDL photography)]last_img read more

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first_imgToday, jam giants moe. and Railroad Earth (Railmoe. Earth, anyone?) have announced they’ll be teaming up toward the end of the summer for a brief joint tour in August. The tour starts on Tuesday, August 15th, at the Sumtur Amphitheater in Papillion, Nebraska. A week later, the two groups will join forces again in Hampton Beach, New Hampshire, for a performance at the Hampton Beach Casion Ballroom. The two groups will then hit Bold Point Park in East Providence, Rhode Island, on August 24th and Sherman Theater Summer Stage in Mt. Pocono, Pennyslvania on Friday, August 25th. To close out this short but definitely sweet collaboration, the two groups will take to Boardwalk Hall in Atlantic City, New Jersey, for a final date on Saturday, August 26th. Tickets for the co-headlined moe. and Railroad Earth tour are on-sale now via moe.’s website here, though on Friday, May 12th, at 10 a.m. (local), tickets for the general public will go on sale.last_img read more

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first_imgWhen Phish announced after their velvet-y Sunday performance that Tuesday night’s donut theme was “Jam-Filled,” wild guesses as to what the clue meant abounded. After all, the daily donut “puzzles” have been one of the most entertaining aspects of the Baker’s Dozen so far. We get one clue, and our imaginations take over as we try to figure out what tunes will fit within the established framework for the evening. Would they play “Jam” songs like “Mountain Jam?” Or maybe they’d play a Pearl Jam song? And so on. But in the back of everyone’s minds, there was only one right answer. The answer that just seemed a little too outlandish to be true—more outlandish, even, than Phish playing “Black Betty” by Ram Jam.On Tuesday, Trey Anastasio, Mike Gordon, Jon Fishman and, of course, Page McConnell, answered the hypothetical that has been bouncing around the inter-webs since their reunion in 2009—a dream scenario for even the most jaded of vets: “What if they just, like, came out and jammed for a full show?” Well, on a Tuesday night at Madison Square Garden, the foursome did just that. You can go ahead and mark Jam-Filled night at the Baker’s Dozen as a full-show entry in the ongoing and rapidly expanding upcoming series entitled, “For Real, Though, You Do Just Need To Go To All The Damn Shows.”It seemed a lot of familiar faces from weekend one were running a little late—and dressed a little more formally than they were on Sunday—as they filed into the Garden. It’s Tuesday, after all, and the real world doesn’t care that Phish is playing thirteen shows across seventeen nights. The real world wants you to go to work. So as those first “Sample In A Jar” guitar jabs rang out, the incoming “straight from work” crowd in the venue concourse seemed to slow down a couple notches—”Maybe we’ll just get our beers now before we head to the seats. ‘Sample’ opener, nothing we haven’t seen before.” Wrong. “Sample” quickly launched into majestic Type-II space, the audience let loose a rapturous roar as the concourse kids stampeded toward their respective sections. Jam-filled Tuesday was already making good on its promise. Hope you grabbed those beers when you had the chance latecomers, because there was nary another “piss break” moment the rest of the night.After 10+ minutes of “Sample,” Trey Anastasio kicked up “Lawn Boy.” It’s early for a “breather,” but hey, who doesn’t love to hear the Chairman strut his stuff? After a quick, knowing “Good evening, everybody,” Page McConnell started in on the verse, quickly ceding to spotlight to Mr. Michael Gordon, who dove into his usual bass solo with a determined focus. But it quickly became apparent that this was not your regularly scheduled “Lawn Boy” programming. Exhibit A: After the extended Mike solo, it was Trey who picked back up on vocals, not Page. The keyboardist had other plans, grabbing his notorious keytar instead, as Trey tossed him an alley-oop: “He gets so overwhelmed by olfactory hues—Mr. Page McConnell!” Mr. Page McConnell, indeed. Leo started with a keytar run through the song’s theme before linking up with Jon Fishman and powering into a meaty funk groove. Yes, in “Lawn Boy,” a song with no earthly reason to spawn a groove. And yet, there it was. And on it went. And on, and on…Trey joined the fray before long, helping build the jam to its first of many peaks and distinct sections, ranging from crunchy funk, to beautiful, to melodic vamps, to space-rock ambiance, to towering lead lines, and virtually everything in between. Powered by an impeccably tight Fishman (quite possibly the evening’s MVP), the “Lawn Boy” jam was patient, focused, and enthralling, and clocked in at just under 30 minutes (?!) when all was said and done. People read show reviews to get a feel for the music that was played, but at a certain point, verbally describing a jam becomes a fool’s errand. Some things you just have to hear for yourself. So listen back to this “Lawn Boy” at all costs for some of the finest Phish you can hope to see. For our purposes here, we’ll just say this: On Jam-Filled Tuesday at MSG, “Lawn Boy” became a Lawn Man.Thunderous applause ensued as the band moved into “My Friend, My Friend,” ending what was by far the greatest rendition of “Lawn Boy” ever played. Phish continued their jam-filled mission on the Rift favorite, eschewing the song’s “myfe” ending for a blissful major key jam that seemed to briefly touch on “The Very Long Fuse” from Chilling, Thrilling Sounds. “Stash” was up next, with Trey stepping up and swinging for the fences with delicate but powerful jazz-rock guitar leads, giving the classic composition its own hearty helping of sweet, sweet raspberry jam. “Bathtub Gin” then popped up out of “Stash,” making its highly-awaited Baker’s Dozen appearance on Jam-Filled Tuesday to the still-dumbstruck delight of the crowd. The roaring Type-I shot of “Gin” would have easily been a highlight of any other Phish show, and is definitely worth several re-listens, but on this night, the set-closing tune quickly faded into the background.Set break was jammed full of high-fives, awe-struck stares, and a chorus of “wtf did we just see?”. The answer to that burning question: A five-song FIRST SET, with excellent versions of “Sample,” “My Friend,” “Stash,” and “Gin” all eclipsing the ten-minute mark. And, oh yeah, thirty overwhelming minutes of olfactory hues! And Jam-Filled Tuesday was still just getting started.Phish returned from the break with a set-opening “Fuego,” giving the fans a chance for some cathartic “whoa” chants before, once again, launching deep into blissful Type II territory and, eventually, descending into the murky depths (with touches of “2001” and “Piper” thrown in, to boot). With Fishman once again keeping things rolling, the band put together a gorgeous “Fuego” jam reminiscent of some of the tune’s early extended outings (see 7/4/14; 7/8/14) during the “Summer of the Fuego.” Right around the 20-minute mark, the bottom dropped out of the “Fuego” jam, and the infectious guitar riff of recently debuted original, “Thread,” took its place. While “Thread” would prove to be one of the few songs that didn’t get the jam treatment on Tuesday evening, it further affirmed its stature as the strongest of the summer’s original debuts.After the brief detour into “new tune” terrain, Phish got the “Jam” train rolling once again as they kicked into the Talking Heads‘ “Crosseyed and Painless”—and oh, what a “Crosseyed” it was! Riding a steadfast determination to jam the living daylights out of this song, the band delivered a multi-section, multi-faceted, multi-“wait, is this still ‘Crosseyed?” rendition of the fan-favorite cover, vaulting it into the upper reaches of the “best of” conversation. A slinky “cocktail lounge” jam, building and breaking bass-forward sonic chem-trails, flighty guitar flutterings, and seemingly endless thematic twists and turns, with some 1.0 hose, some 2.0 weirdness, some 3.0 groove, and more generally impeccable work behind the kit from Fishman. This jam had a bit of everything, all served up in the form of a half hour-plus of immaculate Phish improv. Just like the big, burly first-set “Lawn Man,” it’s a farce to try and do justice to this “Crosseyed” with words—it’s a dish you simply have to taste yourself.“Makisupa Policeman” followed the massive “Crosseyed” jam, serving as the show’s first true “breather” and a welcome choice for that role (Keywords: “Woke up this morning, stumbled out on stage; I only came here so I could listen to Page” > funky Page solo). In the midst of the reggae bounce, Trey inserted one of the night’s most amusingly appropriate embellishments: a quote of Bob Marley‘s “Jamming,” serving as a second set of “keywords” to introduce a solo from the Cactus: “We’re jamming, hope you like jamming too. It’s the kind of music I like, especially when I’m listening to Mike.”“Makisupa” even got a brief dose of synth-led major key jamming itself toward the song’s end, before bleeding into another totally unexpected surprise—the cotton-soft ambiance of “End of Session,” the “quasi-song” coda from the end of 1998’s The Story of the Ghost, making its first-ever live appearance almost 20 years after its release.[Thanks to Phish Tour 2014 member Christina Elaine for the fist-pump GIF]The remainder of the set was the definition of a “victory lap”—just take a look at Trey’s emphatic fist pump above if you need proof. Newly Phish-ified TAB rocker “Tuesday” served as a celebratory nod to a Tuesday night show for the ages, and a raging “Cavern” drove the set home. “Julius” kicked off the encore, and Trey, at first, seemed tired and winded after several solid hours of electric improvisation. However, that, too, proved to be a parlor trick, as the guitarist tore into the song’s closing solo. Finally, Page walked out from behind the keys toward center stage, as the band landed back on the “Lawn Boy” theme, allowing the keyboardist his usual chance to ham up the tune’s closing notes.So, there we have it. Jam-Filled night is in the books, and proved to be one of the most exciting, creative, and all-around high-quality shows in recent memory. With the Baker’s Dozen, nothing is off the table, not even an all-time great show on a Tuesday night. It’s hard to imagine the shows getting better from here. But, in case you forgot, this was still only night 4 of 13, and after a monster show like that, it would be thoroughly unwise to doubt the powers of the Phish. There’s still a lot of magic to come, so strap on your seat belts and enjoy the ride. See you all tonight for some Powdered Donuts!Listen to Tuesday’s “Jam-Filled” performance below, courtesy of Phish Rabbi. [Cover photo via Rene Huemer/Phish From The Road]HOT TAKES:Repeat Watch: Pshhh, come on now. On Jam-Filled Tuesday? No shot.Today’s Donut: Jam Filled [5-song first set, each song at least 10 minutes in length, including a 30-minute “Lawn Boy”; 20-minute “Fuego” set two opener; 33+ minute “Crosseyed and Painless,” the second-longest jam of the 3.0 era; Bob Marley “Jamming” quotes]We Tired Yet: Tired? Sure. But after last night, we’ve all decided we’re never missing a Phish show again. Whether or not we’re tired.SETLIST: Phish | Baker’s Dozen Night 4 | Madison Square Garden | New York, NY | 7/25/17SET 1: Sample in a Jar, Lawn Boy[1] > My Friend, My Friend[2] > Stash, Bathtub GinSET 2: Fuego > Thread > Crosseyed and Painless > Makisupa Policeman -> End of Session[3] > Tuesday > CavernENCORE: Julius > Lawn Boy[1] Page on keytar.[2] No “Myfe” ending.[3] Debut.last_img read more

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first_imgAnd here’s footage of SkyDog jamming out at the Love Valley Pop Festival on July 17, 1970:Allman Brothers Band / Live At The Atlanta International Pop Festival July 3 & 5, 1970Let’s all “Eat A Peach for Peace” today in his honor… With only 24 years of life, Duane Allman contributed a legacy beyond just co-founding the Allman Brothers Band. A true pioneer of slide guitar, and an avid session musician for many (including Aretha Franklin, Wilson Pickett, Otis Rush, Eric Clapton, and countless others), Duane was taken too soon in a motorcycle accident on October 29, 1971.The Allman Brothers Band’s “Eat A Peach” Is A Message For PeaceFrom Muscle Shoals to Capricorn Records, the southern-rock, guitar-god brought his inimitable sounds to the R&B scene on recordings like Wilson Pickett’s version of ‘Hey Jude’, and Boz Scaggs‘ ‘Loan Me A Dime’, and, most-notably, lays down the illustrious final solo in Derek and The Dominos ‘Layla’. No one played guitar like SkyDog did.He didn’t just inspire people musically, but on a human level too. He was a lover, a thinker, a writer. In a New Years Resolution, he wrote:“This year I will be more thoughtful of my fellow man, exert more effort in each of my endeavors, professionally as well as personally. Take love wherever I find it, and offer it to everyone who will take it. In this coming year I will seek knowledge from those wiser than me and try to teach those who wish to learn from me. I love being alive and I will be the best man I possibly can.”Check out this video footage of the Allman Brothers performing the night of the legendary Fillmore East recording in 1970:last_img read more

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first_imgJoe Russo’s Almost Dead is heading to The Capitol Theatre in Port Chester, New York for a three-night run on Friday, Saturday, and Sunday. The Grateful Dead-inspired quintet, comprised of drummer Joe Russo, keyboardist Marco Benevento, guitarist Tom Hamilton, bassist Dave Dreiwitz, and guitarist Scott Metzger, have sold the theater out, but are making the shows available to those who aren’t able to make it with a live stream via nugs.tv. You can purchase the webcast per individual night, or as a package deal, right here.last_img

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