The String Cheese Incident Rounds Out Summer Plans With 20+ Tour Dates, New Album

first_imgThe String Cheese Incident are doing it right in 2016! The band is gearing up for their “March Madness” winter tour throughout the West Coast, and they’re building up even more hype for the shows ahead with the announcement of a major summer tour.The new summer schedule includes some previously-announced plays, including sets at their own Electric Forest festival and the Peach Music Festival, as well as three nights at the famed Red Rocks Amphitheatre. The tour also includes a number of individual “Incidents,” including a four-night “Independence Incident” run in both Asheville, NC and Atlanta, GA.Additional shows include the Merriweather Post Pavilion, Brewery Ommegang in Cooperstown, NY, a Northwest run with stops in Washington, Montana and Oregon, and two nights at the Kings Theatre in Brooklyn, NY, from August 13-14.Furthermore, the band is also in the studio recording a new album, to be produced by Talking Heads man Jerry Harrison. Harrison produced their exciting 2014 album, Song In My Head, and more information about the new release is expected to be shared in the near future.Consult the full schedule below, and head to SCI’s website for ticketing details.Tour Dates:Friday, June 24, 2016 – Rothbury, MI @ Electric ForestSaturday, June 25, 2016 – Rothbury, MI @ Electric ForestSunday, June 26, 2016 – Rothbury, MI @ Electric ForestFriday, July 1, 2016 – Asheville, NC @ US Cellular Center Exploreasheville.com ArenaSaturday, July 2, 2016 – Asheville, NC @ US Cellular Center Exploreasheville.com Arena Sunday, July 3, 2016 – Atlanta, GA @ Chastain ParkMonday, July 4, 2016 – Atlanta, GA @ Chastain ParkFriday, July 8, 2016 – Cooperstown, NY @ Brewery Ommegang w/ TwiddleSaturday, July 9, 2016 – Columbia, MD @ Merriweather Post PavilionSunday, July 10, 2016 – Portsmouth, VA @ Portsmouth Pavilion w/ Yonder Mountain String BandFriday, July 15, 2016 – Morrison, CO @ Red Rocks Amphitheatre w/ TAUKSaturday, July 16, 2016 – Morrison, CO @ Red Rocks Amphitheatre w/ Kamasi WashingtonSunday, July 17, 2016 – Morrison, CO @ Red Rocks Amphitheatre w/ Hot RizeWednesday, July 20, 2016 – Missoula, MT @ Big Sky Brewing CompanyThursday, July 21, 2016– Missoula, MT @ Big Sky Brewing CompanyFriday, July 22, 2016 – Redmond, WA @ Marymoor AmphitheaterSaturday, July 23, 2016 – Eugene, OR @ Cuthbert AmphitheatreSunday, July 24, 2016 – Eugene, OR @ Cuthbert AmphitheatreFriday, August 12, 2016 – Scranton, PA @ The Peach Music Festival Montage MountainSaturday, August 13, 2016 – Brooklyn, NY @ Kings TheatreSunday, August 14, 2016 – Brooklyn, NY @ Kings Theatrelast_img read more

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Listen To Umphrey’s McGee’s Touching Tribute To Keith Emerson

first_imgLast week, the music world was dealt a crushing blow, as beloved keyboardist Keith Emerson passed away at the age of 71. The virtuoso was part of the powerful trio, Emerson, Lake and Palmer, leaving behind an incredible body of work through a lengthy career.Ever the thoughtful musicians, Umphrey’s McGee debuted an ELP cover in honor of the late Emerson. Umphrey’s has taken to paying tribute to late artists as of late, including Joe Cocker, Glenn Frey and David Bowie. There is certainly something cathartic in honoring a late musician with their lasting legacy, and Umphrey’s is quite talented when it comes to cover.With all that in mind, UM opened up their encore at the Moore Theatre in Seattle, WA by debuting “From The Beginning,” a popular ELP song from their 1972 album Trilogy. Thanks to taper John Hermsen, we have full audio of last week’s performance in Seattle, which also included a sit-in from hometown saxophonist Skerik. Listen in below:UM tour rages on tonight with a three-night stand in Aspen, CO. Check out the full Seattle setlist below, and be sure to read our full recap of the band’s four-night stretch through the Northwest.Setlist: Umphrey’s McGee at The Moore Theatre, Seattle, WA – 3/11/16Set 1: October Rain > Conduit, Miss Tinkle’s Overture, Anchor Drops > Resolution > 2×2 > Little Gift > Alex’s HouseSet 2: All In Time > Attachments, Wappy Sprayberry > All In Time, The Crooked One > Mail Package, Can’t You Hear Me Knocking[1]Encore: From the Beginning[2] > In The Kitchen[1] with Skerik on saxophone[2] debut, Emerson, Lake & PalmerNotes: From the Beginning played in remembrance of Keith Emersonlast_img read more

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Watch Colin Lake’s Remarkable Performance At The Mt. Cavalry Church In New Orleans [Premiere]

first_imgSeven years ago while visiting New Orleans in the springtime, Seattle native Colin Lake met his future wife in the airport. The meeting sparked a cosmic chain reaction that would change his life forever. Overwhelmed by the gravity that seemed to be drawing him to the city, Lake moved to town less than a year later and his passion and innate feel for roots music would find fertile ground from which to spring. While his powerful vocal style and soulful touch on the guitar and lap steel owe heavily to countless blues greats, it’s Lake’s knack for song craft that sets him apart from almost anyone in that genre. Lake’s latest album, One Thing That’s For Sure, captures the songwriter’s unique musical vision, delivering penetrating lyrics with soul and gritty sincerity. On the album’s eleven original songs, Lake sings of love and longing, truth and transcendence, hope and struggle. These are love songs, but not just in the romantic sense — these are songs that celebrate love’s well earned triumph over fear and tread the territory where light and shadows meet.To share the music from his new release, Lake was able to rent out the Mt. Cavalry Lutheran Church in Mid-City of New Orleans, LA, where he and his crew set up shop and recorded performances of a number of songs from Lake’s catalog. Watch “One Thing That’s For Sure” from this beautiful session, streaming below:We asked Colin Lake to tell us more about the inspiration for the Mt. Cavalry Sessions. “I’ve been kicking this idea around for a while now; to set up in a space that looks and sounds great and capture performances of a handful of songs on really good looking video.  These sessions were born from the convergence of that simple idea and some very fortunate timing.  When I got wind that friends of mine had purchased an old church in Mid-City, I asked if we could invade for a day. They graciously obliged, and within a few days I was able to enlist the help of my entire band and a few friends, as well as a talented sound engineer and film crew.In one very long day, we ran the gamut from full-band house rockers to intimate, stripped-down performances.  And as day turned to night, the scene inside the church changed dramatically and seemed to offer up the perfect vibe for each successive tune.  We did songs from my last two records, as well as a classic number and even a couple of new tunes that will most likely appear on my next album.  I’m grateful for the help of the incredible team that made this series possible, and humbled by the musicians that work so hard to make these songs come alive on stage, in the studio and for these videos. I hope you enjoy Mt. Calvary Sessions.”  We certainly do! The series is presented by NOLA Brewing, and Colin Lake will be appearing at the upcoming NOLA Crawfish Fest featuring performances from George Porter Jr., Ivan Neville, Anders Osborne and more, scheduled in the days between Jazz Fest weekends from April 25-27. More information can be found here.We’d like to thank the following people for making this happen:One Thing That’s For Sure:Colin Lake – guitar, lead vocalsBill Richards – bass guitar, backing vocalsMarc Adams – organErik Golson – drumsBrad Walker – saxophoneMark Levron – trumpetMyles Weeks – tambourine, backing vocalsAudio engineered and mixed by Michael Seaman of Listen Up! StudiosRecorded at Mt. Calvary Lutheran Church, New Orleans, LA on January 8th, 2016.Mt. Calvary Sessions logo by Scott W. WilliamsVideo produced by ABIS ProductionsDirected by: Sam Radutzky Camera Operators: Sam Radutzky and Zac Manuel Edited by Sam Radutzky Color Correction: Sam Radutzky and Nicole Cobblast_img read more

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Bob Dylan Allows Director To Use His 600+ Songs To Create Characters And Plots For New Show

first_imgWith over 600 songs to choose from, writer/director Josh Wakely has a lot of material to sort through. Bob Dylan has given Wakely a carte blanche of his repertoire, as the inspiration for an in-the-works series. So far, Lions Gate is on board to produce, and Amazon has expressed interest in the distribution.The show will take characters from the music and adapt them into a series, though Dylan himself isn’t involved creatively. The show is tentatively titled “Time Out Of Mind,” taken from Dylan’s Grammy-winning 1997 album of the same name. According to a report in the WSJ, the show will take place in the 60’s and 70’s, in Manhattan, with a main character’s backstory taken from “The Ballad Of Hollis Brown.”According to the report, two songs would be featured in each episode, helping to drive plot and character development while also providing a powerful soundtrack. Cover versions of Dylan’s songs may also be featured, depending on the scenario. Interestingly, however, the show may not actually be music based, just inspired by characters from the music.Wakely was also the creator of the Beat Bugs series that draws inspiration from The Beatles. That recently-announced cartoon series will premiere in August of 2016, and more information can be found here.We look forward to seeing what “Time Out Of Mind” can offer, as it is certainly an intriguing project.[Via WSJ]last_img read more

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Modern Measure Announces New EP, Recorded At Historic Muscle Shoals Studio

first_imgThe sensational duo of Modern Measure are gearing up to release their newest EP! Due out on June 3rd, the new album titled Epicenter features all original music from the livetronica crew, who blend live production and instrumentation to create an enticing soundscape for all.There’s some serious history behind Epicenter, as it was recorded in the historic Muscle Shoals Studio. Now known as Cypress Moon Productions, the famed room has witnessed sessions from music royalty, as legends like Aretha Franklin, Wilson Pickett, The Rolling Stones, Traffic, Elton John, Willie Nelson, Paul Simon, Bob Dylan and so many more have cut albums there.The new release will come out through 1320 Records, a label owned by STS9 and featuring artists like Emancipator, Big Gigantic, TAUK, Eliot Lipp, Future Rock and more. Epicenter looks to be a great new release, packed to the brim with fresh cuts from the ever-exciting Modern Measure. Comprised of drummer/producer Kyle Holly and producer/sampler/bassist/saxophonist Charlie Thornton, there’s just nothing these two can’t do when they work together.Speaking about the recording, Holly said, “We were so excited about recording in such a legendary place that so many incredible artists recorded in. The soul of the place was beyond inspiring.” The group announces their new EP in this fun video, which you can watch below:With production work from Justin Hasting of ZOOGMA on one track, Robbie Agee as Executive Producer for the album, and 647productions as mixing engineer, we can’t wait for to hear Epicenter.You can read more about Modern Measure on their website, and check out their scheduled tour dates below:April 29 Paradise Music Festival Pomeroy, OHJune 3 TBAJuly 22 SubOctave Music Festival Houston MNJuly 23 F.A.R.M Fest Hammonton, NJlast_img read more

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Scott Metzger Announces The First RANA Show Since 2011

first_imgJoe Russo’s Almost Dead guitarist, the one and only Scott Metzger, will reunite with his RANA band members for a show at Brooklyn Bowl next Thursday night, May 5th. It has been several years since the New York/New Jersey rockers have shared the stage together, which should make for quite the celebration. In addition to the RANA lineup, which features Matt Durant (Keyboards & Vocals), Andrew Southern (Bass & Vocals), Scott Metzger (Guitar & Vocals), and Ryan Thornton (Drums), there will also be several special guests joining the band throughout the night.Watch a highlight of the band’s recent trip to the Bowl, back in 2009.Tickets for the show go on sale tomorrow, April 29th, and can be found HERE.last_img

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The Shins Announce Their First Live Performance Since 2013

first_imgIt seems that 2016 is the year for reunions. While The Shins weren’t necessarily broken up, the band was on hiatus while its members worked on various side projects over the last three years. Today, that all changes, as the band has announced their very first live performance since 2013!The Shins found their way to the top of the End of the Road festival lineup, taking place from September 1-4, in the UK. The band is currently working on a follow-up to their 2012 album, Port of Morrow, and we can only hope that this announcement means more live shows from The Shins are on their way.We’ll be sure to update on all of the band’s happenings as news becomes available. Check out the End of the Road lineup below:last_img

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Fred Armisen Leads Larry David, Jason Sudeikis & SNL Cast On Made-Up Folk Song

first_imgLast night marked the season finale of Saturday Night Live, and with Fred Armisen hosting the program, there was bound to be plenty of cameos from former cast members. Jason Sudeikis and Maya Rudolph both made appearances throughout the episode, and Larry David was also on hand to reprise his role as Sen. Bernie Sanders.One of the final sketches of the night was a random folk performance, as Sasheer Zamata jokes, “Who likes early ’70s style Southern rock? No one? Too bad, because we paid for them.” Then Armisen asks, “Who here is from Fayetteville, Arkansas?” and “Any you kids ever been to a honky tonk?”, which, of course, gets no reply from the audience. Regardless, Armisen still leads a folk singalong on a song called “Summertime In Fayetteville,” playing the leader of The Harkin Brothers Band. Maya Rudolph even contributes a verse, with Armisen providing some harmonies.As the camera pans across the cast-wide band, you can see who’s really playing. Kate McKinnon is strumming along on the guitar, Sudeikis is rocking the drums, and Armisen – the musical director of Late Night With Seth Meyers – is grooving along on the piano. Larry David is also jamming there in the front row, playing a triangle.Watch the amusing video from last night’s episode, below.last_img read more

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Radiohead Teases The Smiths’ “How Soon Is Now?” At Austin City Limits [Watch]

first_imgRadiohead played Austin City Limits over the weekend, keeping with their A Moon Shaped Pool persona and diving deep into the catalogue of their 30+ year career. While the surprises of this tour continue to rise close to home, the Saturday night performance brought a moment no one could have anticipated.Ahead of playing their own Hail To The Thief song “2+2=5”, Thom Yorke stepped forward with a few opening lines of “How Soon Is Now?” by The Smiths. Watch the clip below, as uploaded by inky brown:The full show can be seen below, thanks to YouTube user godieinhell2:Watch Radiohead perform “The Headmaster Ritual” by The Smiths in 2007:Radiohead will be performing two nights in Mexico City, at Palacio de los Deportes on October 3&4.last_img

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Tedeschi Trucks Band Covers The Beatles, Welcomes Doyle Bramhall II At Beacon Finale

first_imgAfter five incredible shows, Tedeschi Trucks Band brought it all home last night with one grand finale at the Beacon Theatre in New York. The band wrapped up a six night run in style, riffing heavily on the music of The Beatles throughout the night.The show started on a high note with “Anyday,” and kept rolling with a number of TTB classics, as well as covers of Taj Mahal and Bobby “Blue” Bland. The band dove into the Beatles extended catalog during their second set, playing George Harrison’s “Wah Wah,” “I’ve Got A Feelin’,” Paul McCartney’s “Eleanor Rigby,” as well as the encore of “With A Little Help From My Friends.”The band also welcomed out guitarist Doyle Bramhall II, a regular collaborator during their Wheels of Soul tour this summer. Bramhall sat in for three songs, “Honest I Do,” “Simple Song” and “Higher.” Bramhall accompanied on vocals and harmonica for the first song, then picked up a guitar and traded licks with Susan Tedeschi and Derek Trucks to the delight of fans in attendance.Check out videos (courtesy of Sean Roche) and a setlist from the performance below!AnydayLeavin’ TrunkIdle WindCalling Out To YouWah WahHonest I Do ft. Doyle Bramhall IISimple Song > Higher ft. Doyle Bramhall IIAnyhowWith A Little Help From My FriendsSetlist: Tedeschi Trucks Band at The Beacon Theatre, New York, NY – 10/8/16Set One: Anyday, Laugh About It, It’s So Heavy, Don’t Know What > Leavin’ Trunk, I Pity The Fool, I Want More > Idle WindSet Two: Calling Out To You, Just As Strange, Wah Wah, Let Me Get By, I’ve Got A Feelin’, Eleanor Rigby, Cryin’ Over You, Honest I Do*, Simple Song* > Higher*Encore: Anyhow, With A Little Help From My Friends* = w/ Doyle Bramhall IIlast_img read more

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