Concert For Fallen Music Fan To Take Place Featuring Members Of Cornmeal & More

March 2, 2021

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first_imgAbout a year ago, passionate music lover Kelsey Fourdyce from Edwardsville, IL lost her life in a mysterious series of events at age 31. While her family and friends continue to mourn the tragic loss, a concert is being organized in her honor to celebrate her life and raise money for her memorial scholarship, which has been set up to help underprivileged students study abroad. The lineup will feature a dance party provided by Grood, spearheaded by Kelsey’s college friend Charlie Otto and featuring members of Cornmeal, Indigo Sun, Melk, Nasty Snacks, Woo Park, Bonzo Terks, and JJ and Dre, plus Marcus Rezak, Jared Rabin, and additional special guests TBA. “Concert for Kelsey” will take place at Chicago’s Lincoln Hall on Sunday, 8/7 and tickets are available here.Kelsey, a graduate of the University of Illinois, was found dead at the Great Star Theater in San Francisco’s Chinatown on May 10th, 2015. You can read more about the strange circumstances surrounding her passing here, or watch the video below for more info.In addition to the music, a series of fun prizes will be auctioned off, including concert tickets, Cubs tickets, Grassroots California merchandise and more.Concert organizers are seeking to raise funding to help cover production costs, staffing, musicians, and venue costs to ultimately be able to generate more money for Kelsey’s cause. If you wish to contribute, head over to the GoFundMe page.last_img read more


Gathering Of The Vibes Is Being Sued By Their Host City, Bridgeport

March 2, 2021

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first_imgUpdate: We are waiting on official word from Gathering of the Vibes‘ representatives and have deleted this article out of respect for their longevity in the music scene. Much love and vibes.last_img


Good Prevails With GRiZ And Friends At Boston’s House Of Blues

March 2, 2021

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first_imgComing off of a stunning two night run at Terminal 5 in New York and sold out show at The Fillmore in Philadelphia, GRiZ’s “Good Will Prevail Tour” rolled down Landsdowne Street in Boston for yet another packed house in support of the critically acclaimed album of the same title. The sold out crowd at the House of Blues was pulsing with positive energy as the supporting acts Haywyre and The Geek x Vrv showcased their talents before GRiZ took the stage around 10pm.Much like his Red Rocks tour debut in Colorado earlier this fall, the Future Funk rock star GRiZ started his Boston show high above the crowd donning his musical weapon of choice, the saxophone. The energy never let up until the final note at midnight as the Detroit native mixed through a multiplicity of genres, from old school funk and dance tunes, to reggae and modern dubstep.Alongside the brass master GRiZ was guitarist/vocalist Muzzy Bear, a life-long friend who has been performing full-time on recent tours. Perhaps Muzzy’s best display of vocal prowess came during the encore with a song off of Good Will Prevail titled “Driftin’” with beautiful guitar playing that lends a somewhat of John Mayer vibe. This piece definitely stands out as one of the more unique tunes on the new album and was a great way to come down from a night full of excitement.GRiZ shows may be filled with great music, but his team does so much more to enact positive change. Boston fans raised well over $1,000 for Little Kids Rock, a charity that grants under-privileged children musical instruments and private lessons. With GRiZ himself providing matching donations, this show doubled as a great effort to help children in need. Amazing!All in all, the night proved why it is never wise to miss a Sunday show! Funk on my friends! Show Love. Spread Love.Check out an unofficial set list from the show, thanks to Brian Brewer, as well as a full gallery below courtesy of ATS Photography.Setlist: GRiZ at House Of Blues Boston, MA – 11/6/16Can’t Hold Me DownDTW to DIAFunk PartyPS GFYBefore I GoGood Times Roll (KNNO Remix)Dance With MeA Fine Way to Die(ID)Moment Seizes Us (Pt 2)Feelin’ FineWayfaring StrangerFeel the LoveChasin’ GalaxiesWarGet DownThe Way You Make Me FeelAs We Proceed (GrizMatik)Ain’t No Mountain High Enough20 Million Fire EmojisMy Friends and IWho Am I – Bennie Man RemixWelcome to JamrockNeed ThisRather Be FreeGotta Push OnEncore:Wicked into DNB VIPDriftin w/MuzzyWe Are the Champions Load remaining imageslast_img read more


Phish, Dead & Company, And The String Cheese Incident To Headline New Festival

March 2, 2021

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Relive 8 Of Our Favorite Wanee Performances That Kept The Love Alive [Video]

March 2, 2021

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first_imgWhen discussing unique musical identities, the name Dr. John is bound to be brought up. John’s instantly recognizable Cajun drawl made him a curiosity in his earliest days before his raw talent won him a legion of fans. Though the years clearly weigh on the good doctor, he had no problem singing in the voice that could only be his. The Nite Tripper set was basked in the sun as lifelong fans and newbies alike agreed that, unlike the song, they were in the right place at the right time. Watch Dr. John and company nail a delightful take on his chart-topping classic “Right Place, Wrong Time” below.“Right Place, Wrong Time”Gov’t MuleWarren Haynes knows all about the legacy of the Allman Brothers thanks to his many years making magic with the band. Stepping into such a iconic act would intimidate anyone, Haynes included. But rather than shrink away from the spotlight, Haynes instead led the Allman Brothers into a new era with his soul-drenched guitar licks. Though he has played with versions of the Grateful Dead as well as his own band, Gov’t Mule, Haynes was and always will be family to the Allman faithful. Watch Gov’t Mule deliver an amazing one-two punch with a pair of jams below.“Eternity’s Breath>St.Stephen”Trey Anastasio BandTrey Anastasio proved to the Wanee crowd that no matter how big he gets, at his heart he is like them—a fan. The Phish guitarist gushed like a schoolboy about his years-gone-by chance to join the Allman Brothers on the very stage he was rocking. His words about experiencing the precision and power of Butch Trucks’ work on the drum kit were not those of a jaded arena rocker.  They were the thoughts of a fan who knew, for a fact, that he was one of the luckiest people on the planet. It says a lot that in a set that saw several incredible moments, the highlight was a simple story of a childhood dream come true. Watch Trey share his tale and then lift the crowd with a soaring version of a soul classic below.“O-o-h Child”Bob Weir & The Campfire BandBob Weir brought a stripped-down, confessional feel to the Peach Stage as he performed solo and with The Campfire Band. With the dissolution of the Allman Brothers, Wanee has reached out to a wide variety of legends and icons to help keep the festival a top tier event. Over the course of his two days worth of music, Weir delivered the goods in the form of new acoustic tunes, Grateful Dead classics, and a Lady Gaga track that seemed to fit as perfectly as could be imagined. He even had a surprise up his sleeve in the form of special guest—Trey Anastasio! Though America has watched Weir go from cherubic-faced rhythm guitarist to wizened elder statesman, his voice and spirit have never diminished. Weir’s willingness to have a bit of fun in his banter with Anastasio and cover modern pop hits showed there is plenty of light left sparkling in his worn eyes. Check out the crowd-stunning jam session on “Deep Elem Blues>Friend Of The Devil” below.“Deep Elem Blues > Friend Of The Devil”The passing of Butch Trucks was, to many, the final nail in any hopes of an Allman Brothers reunion. Persistent health rumors about Gregg Allman have provided plenty of doubt, but the faithful had, until now, been holding out hope. No band has suffered as much loss and still kept the music alive as well as the Allman Brothers.  Sadly, with the heart of the band gone, it is difficult to imagine any of the principals seeing the worth in gathering once more.While not completely surprising the atmosphere at Suwannee was actually incredibly upbeat. Thanks, as always, to the environs of the Suwannee and the magnificent weather, it was hard to do anything but smile as the sun set the world aglow. When the night fell and the tributes got more emotional tears did flow, but they were tears of remembrance, not sorrow. The Wanee Music Festival managed to serve as a memorial for the fallen and a celebration of the living at the same time. While, as always, the line of cars leaving Suwanee was full of tired fans ready for home they all shared one thing—a smile on their face and a song of love echoing in their hearts. This year’s Wanee Music Festival was much more than a celebration of music—it was a celebration of life itself. Music legends like Bob Weir, Trey Anastasio, and Dr. John shared the stages with up-and-comers like Marcus King, Blackberry Smoke, and Turkuaz in an all-out effort to lift up those attending with the power of song.Music has a unique and mystical ability to connect listeners on a level far above the baseline of simple inputs to our senses. The right song, the right note, can spark a revolution in the heart and mind. Each act that played the beautiful festival grounds of the Spirit Of The Suwannee Music Park this weekend seemed mindful of the importance of spreading a message of hope.This focus on living was the result of the untimely passing earlier this year of Allman Brothers drummer and Wanee co-founder Butch Trucks. The passing of the beloved percussionist added another sad chapter in the history of one of the most important bands in American history. The Allmans created a sound that was distinctly their own—a mixture of gospel, rock and pure pride in their southern heritage.Their impact on the music scene is difficult to truly measure. The Allman Brothers’ dynamic arrangements, expert musicianship, and undeniable hooks made them a national draw almost instantly. At the heart of any band, no matter how sizable, is the man on the drummer’s stool. Trucks loss removed the heart of one of rock’s most storied bands and cast a long shadow over the entire weekend.Trucks was a fan of the festival dynamic and was a vocal champion of the idea of an Allman Brothers-centric weekend. When it came time to pick a location for the event, the only logical choice was the Spirit Of The Suwannee. Between Suwannee’s closeness to their base, the scenic grounds, and the ability to hosts tens of thousands of fans without issue gave the Wanee Festival a perfect home. Festival goers at the park have long described themselves as a family, and this year they gathered to say goodbye.The Freight Train BandWanee organizers had a tough task in figuring out the right way to give folks a chance to share their pain but still lift their spirits. In a impressively astute move, they gathered the brother duo of Cody and Luther Dickinson and paired them with the many musical members of the Trucks family. Vaylor and Melody Trucks led the way with an emotional tribute to kick off “The Freight Trane Band” honorarium of their father’s storied life. Watch the emotional beginning and first two songs from their set below:“Hot Lanta>Trouble No More”Leftover SalmonThough Wanee’s first tribute was an emotional affair, the next day found Leftover Salmon doing a much more upbeat honorarium of the works of Neil Young. The setting was picture perfect thanks to sunny skies and the amazing backdrop of live oaks and Spanish moss that line the Amphitheater. Over the course of ninety minutes of well-received Young re-imaginings, the legendary partnership of Salmon co-founders Vince Herman and Drew Emmitt picked and grinned their way through classics like “Cinnamon Girl” and “Heart Of Gold.” Check out more highlights from their set here and watch a smiling, high-speed take on “Cowgirl In The Sand” below.“Cowgirl In The Sand”JJ Grey & MofroJJ Grey’s success story is a perfect example of an artist exemplifying his roots. Grey’s love of his southern-Georgia/northern-Florida surroundings is at the core of every note he plays and every syllable he sings. Whenever he takes the stage at a Suwannee festival, he can’t help but relate stories of his many visits as he grew up. Rocking thousands of delighted faces not a mile away from his favorite childhood swimming hole is obviously a treat for the singer-songwriter.You can see more highlights from Grey & Mofro’s set here, but check out his amazing rendition of “Every Minute” below.“Every Minute”Widespread PanicThe Allman Brothers rise to icon status during the seventies seeded an entire generation of musicians with the thought that it was okay to be proud of the sounds of the south. Widespread Panic are the current reigning champs of that down-and-dirty spirit, though their take differs noticeably from that of the Allmans. From John Bell’s cigarette-scarred voice to Jimmy Herring’s soaring guitar notes, they have a distinct and beloved flavor that is all their own. Even though their latest addition, Duane Trucks, brings the Allman legacy neatly into Panic, they have long since climbed to the pinnacle of southern rock’s highest peaks. Watch Panic flow nicely into a smoking “Junior” below.“Junior”Dr. John & The Nite Tripperslast_img read more


All-Woman Supergroup Sideboob Titillates Northwest String Summit With 90’s Throwback Jams [Videos]

March 2, 2021

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first_img“I Wanna Dance With Somebody” by Whitney Houston“Every Day Is A Winding Road” by Sheryl Crow“You Learn” by Alanis Morrisette“Straight Up” by Paula Abdul“Toxic” by Brittany Spears“You Gotta Be” by Des’re“Are You That Somebody” By Aaliyah“Fallin’” by Alicia Keys“What’s Going On” by 4 Non Blondes The all-female supergroup Sideboob returned to Northwest String Summit this year for a stellar set of 90’s girl-power pop and good times for all. Organized by Laurie and Katelyn Shook (a.k.a. the Shook Twins), The Shook Twins welcomed Mimi Naja of Fruition, Allie Kral of Yonder Mountain String Band, and a bevy of other badass ladies to throw a sing-a-long party of epic proportions for Sideboob’s set in the Kinfolk Tent. Attendees responded joyously to the performance, drawing a crowd with their celebration of sisterhood that spilled out of the tent and then some.Watch Fruition Rally The Home Crowd At Northwest String Summit [Videos]These numbers were a product both of Sideboob’s incredibly talented lineup of musicians as well as their set list consisting of feel-good covers of insanely popular material. Running through pretty much all of the biggest acts of their formative years, Sideboob took to the stage and clearly had a ball, and the group’s energy was infectious. From teen-pop divas of the 90’s, such as Brittany Spears and Christina Aquilera, to established stars from the era, such as Whitney Houston and Sheryl Crow, and even one-hit wonders like 4 Non Blondes , the setlist cherry picked from an elite sisterhood of chart toppers.What began as a spirited one-off show has grown to be one of the most anticipated sets of the entire Northwest String Summit. Sideboob has moved from a gaggle of folks surrounding the smallest stage to packing floors to the point that fans barely able to move, much less dance in the second-largest music staging area. With the level of production we saw this year, including dancers of both genders, costumes, and, obviously, stellar renditions of covers that appeal to the musical DNA of most audience members, there is only one logical step left—the main stage.18 Unbelievable Performances From Northwest String Summit [Videos] While the NWSS promoters continue to field calls and messages for more Sideboob, our own Rex Thomson captured the supergroup’s entire show, so that you all can get an idea of what the hype is all about! Check out the nostalgia-laden jams below!“Always Be My Baby” by Mariah Carey“Genie In A Bottle” Christina Aquileralast_img read more


Greensky Bluegrass And Twiddle To Fill In For moe.’s Joint Tour With Railroad Earth

March 2, 2021

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first_imgmoe. and Railroad Earth were previously scheduled to co-headline a tour together this August, though moe. recently announced an indefinite hiatus. While bassist Rob Derhak seeks treatment for a rare but highly survivable form of cancer, the band will understandably take time off for the healing process. Railroad Earth will continue on their tour, welcoming Greensky Bluegrass and Twiddle to fill in for moe.’s absences.moe. Delivers Emotionally-Charged Second To Last Set At Huckleberry Jam [Audio/Video]Greensky Bluegrass will be joining Railroad Earth on August 23 in Hampton Beach, NH at Hampton Beach Casino Ballroom and on August 24 in East Providence, RI at Bold Point Park. Twiddle will accompany Railroad Earth on August 15 in Papillion, NE at SumTur Amphitheater and on August 21 in Grand Rapids, MI at Meijer Gardens Amphitheater.Check out the full tour schedule below. All information can be found on Railroad Earth’s website.[cover photo by Daniel Ojeda]last_img read more


Greensky Bluegrass Dedicates 20-Minute “Bring Out Your Dead” To EDM Fan At Hulaween

March 2, 2021

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first_imgOnce again Greensky Bluegrass delivered an epic closing statement to the pre-party opening of Suwannee Hulaween. Playing in the famed Spirit Lake art installation, the psychedelic bluegrass masters gave a far ranging set full of fan-favorites like “Windshield” and “The Four,” as well as a heartwarming story and an even more impressive jam to support it.Dobro player Anders Beck regaled the crowd with the tale of a EDM fan who stopped him earlier in the evening to tell him how he discovered bluegrass the previous year thanks to the beautiful sounds that Greensky was laying down. For that fan and all those like him, the band dedicated an epic 20-minute bluegrass breakdown before segueing into the dark masterpiece “Bring Out Your Dead.” Check out the fun for yourself in this incredible clip![photo by Keith Griner of Phierce Photo]last_img read more


Twiddle Announce Red Rocks Date With Stick Figure

March 2, 2021

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first_imgOn Friday, May 4th, 2018, Twiddle will headline Red Rocks Amphitheatre in Morrison, Colorado with Stick Figure and The Hip Abduction. Twiddle has performed the stage twice before, once with The String Cheese Incident in 2015 and once with The Disco Biscuits and Ghostland Observatory in 2016. Twiddle was scheduled to perform Red Rocks a third time in 2017 as a co-headliner, but were forced to cancel when moe. bassist Rob Derhak was diagnosed with cancer.Twiddle’s Mihali Savoulidis Announces Solo Tour and Free Download of New SongTwiddle’s headlining performance at Red Rocks Amphitheatre marks a huge point in their career. With the reggae/roots/dub sounds of Stick Figure and the indie/alt rockers The Hip Abduction, it’s sure to be a huge night of music. Tickets go on-sale at 10am on Friday, December 15 here. For a full list of Twiddle Spring Tour dates, head to the band’s official website.last_img read more


Watch Dopapod And Kung Fu Members Honor Rock’s Best Power Trios As POW! POW! POWER TRIO!

March 2, 2021

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first_imgAt its heart, Brooklyn Comes Alive exists to give musicians a chance to try new things, and the POW! POW! POWER TRIO!, a supergroup featuring members of Dopapod and Pink Talking Fish, certainly provided that opportunity. Dopapod’s Rob Compa jumped at the chance to fulfill a long-standing musical desire—to be part of the magic of a power trio.When asked about his inspiration for the Pow! Pow! Power Trio! before the festival, Compa had this to say: “Well, I have always wanted to play in a trio. Up until now, I have played with Dopapod, and we have the big Hammond organ sound, which is awesome. With that big sound, I don’t always have to play. I can just sit back and let Eli (Winderman) do his thing, and there is all that great interaction. But I also really like the concept of a trio, and I have always wanted to play in one. The core concept is a tribute to power trios, but we can play whatever we want. I think we’re billing it like we are because the name is just so good. We’re gonna just play what we feel and see where it takes us. It’s the most fun that way. That’s our plan, plain and simple.”For the POW! POW! POWER TRIO! Compa was joined by Kung Fu drummer Adrian Tramontano and Dopapod bassist Chuck Jones. Together, the trio delivered covers by luminary rock icons such as Frank Zappa, AC/DC, Cream and The James Gang, highlighting the band’s relentless rock spirit and willingness to take risks.Check out videos of Frank Zappa’s “Apostrophe”, Cream’s version of Robert Johnson’s seminal blues classic “Crossroads”, The Police’s megahit “Message In A Bottle”, and a jam that lands on The James Gang’s “Funk 49” for a real lesson in rock and roll power at it’s finest!“Apostrophe”“Crossroads”“Message In A Bottle”“Jam>Funk 49” To honor their 20th anniversary and the release of it’s not us, Umphrey’s McGee will hit New York City for a three-night run at the Beacon Theatre from January 19th through 21st, 2018. Live For Live Music is proud to present two official after-shows in conjunction with the band. On Friday, January 19th, Umphrey’s own Ryan Stasik and Joel Cummins will team up with Matt Jalbert and Isaac Teel of TAUK for a very special “Tauking McGee” show at the Highline Ballroom.Then, on Saturday, January 20th, the second after-party will showcase a one-off super jam formed by DJ and longtime Umphrey’s McGee pal Wyllys. Dubbed “The Will To Live,” the band will find Rob Compa from Dopapod leading the charge on guitar, while Mike “Maz” Maher from Snarky Puppy lays down his impressive trumpet skills. Those familiar with Wyllys’ NY Hustler Ensemble will recognize three alumni: former Trey Anastasio Band & New York Hieroglyphics man Peter Apfelbaum will be on percussion for the evening, while guitarist Chris Cartelli from Newton Crosby and keyboardist Zac Lasher from U-Melt will round out the all-star cast.Wyllys Taps TAB, Dopapod, & Snarky Puppy Members For Umphrey’s McGee Afterpartylast_img read more