Starting tomorrow, Reid Genauer and Friends will kick off a three-night stand at Garcia’s within The Capitol Theatre in Port Chester, New York. For these shows, Genauer will be backed by his Assembly Of Dust bandmates Adam Terrell, John Leccese, Dave “Sweet Caroline” Diamond and Jason Crosby.
In addition to the previously mentioned performers, Genauer has revealed the guests for each night of the run. Tomorrow, Reid will be joined by saxophonist Kenny Brooks of RatDog as well as Pete Levin (keys) and Joey Williams (guitar) of The Blind Boys Of Alabama. On Friday, God Street Wine’s Aaron Maxwell (guitar) and Dan Pifer (bass) will sit-in along with Ryan Montbleau Band percussionist Yahuba Garcia. Finally, on Saturday, Genauer and Friends will be joined by Yahuba, Lucy Chapin, guitarist Scott Metzger, Steven Bernstein (The Levon Helm Band, Sex Mob) and Tom Arey (The J. Geils Band, Ghosts of Jupiter). Tickets are currently available for $10 a show.
Late last year Umphrey’s McGee played their first-ever four-night New Year’s Run, which took place from Dec. 28 – 31 at The Tabernacle in Atlanta. The run saw cover debuts of Wang Chung’s Dance Hall Days and Nine Inch Nails’ Wish, an impressive Phil’s Farm > Puppet String > Phil’s Farm sequence, a ridiculous version of Higgins as well as rarities Sweetness, Bad Poker and Water. Today, the band has announced a massive 5+ hour video release culled from the four performances dubbed “Picking Up The Tab.” The set is available for pre-order in DVD, Blu-Ray and multiple digital download formats via TourGigs.com, with orders expected to begin shipping on May 31.
UM’s new video release was shot in Hi-Def and contains 5.1 surround sound audio. You can purchase video from each night individually or together as a bundle. Those pre-ordering via Umphrey’s online store will receive a free MP3 code for an audio download of the show of your choosing, while those pre-ordering any digital download package from TourGigs will get a free HD download of the Boulder Theater show from 09.15.12. Heading to Summer Camp? UM will have a limited number of copies available for sale at the merch booth.
Watch a jammed-out version of Plunger from Picking Up The Tab…
The recently reunited Black Crowes have just been added to the lineup for this year’s Roots N Blues N BBQ Festival, which takes place at Stephens Lake Park in Columbia, Missouri on September 20 – 22. The Crowes are set to perform on Saturday, September 21.
There’s HT faves a plenty on the Roots N Blues N BBQ Festival lineup including Blues Traveler, John Hiatt, Steve Earle, Mavis Staples, Trombone Shorty and Orleans Avenue, Keller Williams with The Travelin’ McCourys, Phosphorescent and Bela Fleck and Abigail Washburn. The festival was first launched in 2007 and includes BBQ from local and national vendors as well as plenty of music.
Two organizations close to our hearts, Phish’s WaterWheel Foundation and the Mimi Fishman Foundation, have teamed to offer ticket & CD packages for every show Phish will play this summer. All proceeds from the auctions will go towards a charity/organization picked by WaterWheel in each city Phish will visit on their 2013 Summer Tour.
Yesterday was Daft Punk Day on the internet as Random Access Memories finally hit the world wide web. It seemed as if everyone needed to make sure to get their two cents in whether they liked the album or just wanted to get it out there that they felt the album was all hype and no substance.
Connecticut’s the Stepkids got in on Daft Punk Day by releasing a jazzy cover of Random Access Memories’ first single – Get Lucky. The trio’s interpretation is incredibly smooth, but not in a cheesy Kenny G. type of way. We especially like the harmonies. Check it out…
One of the many cool traditions that Phil Lesh has instilled at his Terrapin Crossroads venue in San Rafael, Calif. is the Sunday Brunch. Diners at the venue’s restaurant are treated to mostly acoustic tuneage while they enjoy their meals. For instance, at this past Sunday’s Mother Day Brunch, Phil’s son Grahame led a few of his buddies through a set and was later joined by his father and Furthur guitarist John Kadlecik. Not a bad way to spend an early Sunday afternoon in the Bay Area.
Watch Grahame Lesh, Phil Lesh, Kadlecik and Connor O’Sullivan perform Brown-Eyed Women at this past Sunday’s Mother’s Day Brunch, held at Terrapin Crossroads…
If you’re a Phil Lesh fan who doesn’t live in the Bay Area, you can’t do much better than living in NYC. In addition to all the Phil & Friends shows he’s played in the NYC area and the recently-completed Capitol Theatre run, Phil has just announced four intimate shows with the house band of Phil’s Terrapin Crossroads venue – the Terrapin Family Band. These will be the group’s first East Coast gigs.
Lesh and the Terrapin Family Band will play the extremely small Sullivan Hall in New York City’s Greenwich Village on June 4 – 6. Then, on the 7th, the ensemble will set sail on the 210-foot Infinity Yacht, which departs Pier 40 on West Houston St. in NYC at 9PM.
The Terrapin Family Band features Brian James Lesh, Grahame Lesh, Ross James, Scott Padden, and Alex Koford. Phil is set to join them for all four shows. A limited amount of tickets are available via the Terrapin Crossroads Store. We’re sure they’ll go quick!
Equifunk was originally supposed to finish up after breakfast on Sunday morning, August 18. Today, Equifunk organizers have announced that instead they will offer a full day of music on the 18th. Jon Fishman and Pork Tornado have been tapped as headliners for Equifunk’s Sunday Series.
For those who already purchased Equifunk tickets, you’ll get the extra day of music for free. Note that the “all-inclusive” part of the fest does still end at breakfast on Sunday. Organizers do say they will have food and drink available for purchase throughout Sunday. The rest of the Sunday schedule will be announced soon.
Soulive and the Shady Horns with Maceo Parker, The New Mastersounds, JJ Grey with Mofro, Anders Osborne and Keller Williams with More Than A Little are among the acts set to play Equifunk 13′, which takes place at Camps Equinunk and Blue Ridge in Pennsylvania’s Poconos on Aug. 16 – 18.
Two of our favorite jam acts will team up this October for a pair of shows at Family Circle Stadium in Charleston, South Carolina on October 4 and 5. Jam titans Widespread Panic will headline with Chicago-based sextet Umphrey’s McGee on as support.
Panic and UM have crossed paths a number of times. Our favorite occurrence on July 13, 2010 when UM keyboardist Joel Cummins sat in with Widespread on Space Wrangler and No Sugar Tonight / New Mother Nature. We’d be very surprised if the two groups don’t collaborate in Charleston. Tickets go on sale this Friday, May 17, at 10AM ET via Ticketmaster and at the venue’s box office.
On August 24th and 25th, the FYF Fest will take over L.A. State Historic Park in Downtown L.A. Today, the lineup has come out and it’s quite impressive. Headliners include My Bloody Valentine, Yeah Yeah Yeahs, TV On The Radio and MGMT. Other acts of note on the bill are The Breeders performing Last Splash, Yo La Tengo, Roxy Erickson, Beach House The Melvins, Foxygen and !!!
General Admission tickets for FYF Fest run $99 and will be available starting on Thursday, May 16, at noon PT via FYF’s Front Gate Site. This fest marks the first U.S. show for My Bloody Valentine since 2009.
One of the biggest tours of the ’70s was Paul McCartney & Wings’ Wings Over The World excursion. McCartney hadn’t toured since The Beatles called an end to their road days in 1966 and wound up taking Wings across the world in 1975 and 1976, performing a mix of Wings and Beatles tunes. Wings’ performance at the Kingdome in Seattle was recorded for a concert film that finally saw the light of day in 1980. However, the film, titled Rockshow, contained only portions of the band’s Kingdome show.
After all these years Macca has finally authorized the release of the full Seattle show from the original 35mm film and featuring restored and remastered sound. Rockshow will hit theaters worldwide starting on Wednesday. Watch Paul McCartney and Wings perform Silly Love Songs as a sample of what you can expect from the new version of Rockshow…
Rockshow is due out on DVD and Blu-Ray in early June.
We’ve been enjoying David Bowie’s new album and would’ve loved for The Thin White Duke to tour behind The Next Day, but that doesn’t seem to be in the cards. Bowie isn’t just an outstanding studio artist, he’s also an underrated live performance. Our proof can be found in today’s Full Show Friday selection – David Bowie’s performance at the Loreley Festival in Loreley, Germany from June 22, 1996.
Bowie was backed by the talented quartet of Reeves Gabrels (guitar), Mike Garson (keyboards), Gail Ann Dorsey (bass, vocals) and Zack Alford (drums) at Loreley. The ensemble takes us on a tour of Bowie’s best material over the course of 22 songs. Some of tunes are played in similar fashion to the studio recordings, while other songs are deliciously reworked. Highlights include Diamond Dogs, The Man Who Sold The World, Under Pressure, The Heart’s Filthy Lesson and Heroes as well as a cover of White Light/White Heat (Velvet Underground). Plus, we get to hear Bowie perform songs he wrote for other artists such as Lust For Life (Iggy Pop) and All The Young Dudes (Mott The Hoople).
Live at Rockpalast Festival, Loreley, Germany 22nd June 1996.
1. Intro - 00:13
2. Look Back In Anger - 01:00
3. Scary Monsters - 05:30
4. Diamond Dogs - 10:53
5. The Heart’s Filthy Lesson - 15:34
6. Outside - 20:51
7. Aladdin Sane - 26:05
8. Andy Warhol - 30:50
9. The Voyeur Of Utter Destruction (As Beauty) - 34:36
10. The Man Who Sold The World - 40:02
11. Telling Lies - 43:40
12. Baby Universal - 47:54
13. Hallo Spaceboy - 51:10
14. Breaking Glass - 56:32
15. We Prick You - 1:00:15
16. Jump They Say - 1:04:38
17. Lust For Life - 1:08:06
18. Under Pressure - 1:14:15
19. “Heroes” - 1:18:13
20. White Light/White Heat - 1:24:10
21. Moonage Daydream - 1:28:40
22. All The Young Dudes - 1:34:25
This morning moe.down organizers have revealed the lineup for this year’s event. Set for August 9 – 11 at Snow Ridge Ski Area in Turin, New York; headliners moe. will bring along bands ranging from Dr. Dog to RAQ to the Del McCoury Band for their 14th annual festival.
Here’s the full moe.down 14 lineup…
moe., Dr. Dog, Del McCoury Band, Conspirator, Karl Denson’s Tiny Universe, Steve Kimock Band, Stanley Jordan Trio, Savoy, RAQ, Floodwood, Mike Dillon Band, Eastbound Jesus, Wolf!, Conehead Buddha, The Stepkids and Pennyshine
Tickets for moe.down 14 are currently available through the moe.down site.
We must admit, we’re a little more excited for Vampire Weekend’s appearance on tomorrow’s episode of Saturday Night Live than we were for their 2008 debut on the long-running sketch comedy program. You see the HT faves were set to perform at what turned out to be the final Langerado Festival that weekend, but had to cancel when SNL came calling so we didn’t get to see ‘em at Big Cypress. Vampire Weekend returned to SNL in 2010 and will make their third appearance on the show on Saturday in support of the soon-to-be-released Modern Vampires Of The City. Oh, let’s not forget Kristen Wiig is coming back to Studio 8H as host after stepping down as a cast member last year.
Friday, May 10 [All Times ET]
Chicago – World Tour 2011: Backstage Pass [Palladia 9PM]
She & Him on David Letterman [CBS 11:35PM]
The Airborne Toxic Event on Jimmy Kimmel [ABC 11:35PM]
L.L. Cool J on Jimmy Fallon [NBC 12:35AM]
Saturday, May 11
Dr. Dog / The Shins on Austin City Limits [PBS]
Jane’s Addiction – Live In New York [Palladia 1PM]
Tom Petty – Live From Gatorsville [AXS TV 4:40PM]
Vampire Weekend on Saturday Night Live[NBC 11:30PM]
Sunday, May 12
Jack Johnson on Saturday Night Live [VH1 Classic 2PM]
Green Day – Live at the Fox Theater [AXS TV 4:25PM]
Pete Seeger – The Power Of Song [VH1 Classic 8PM]
Fitz & The Tantrums – Live In Chicago [Palladia 10PM]
Back on April 21, The Black Crowes presented a guest-laden acoustic performance at Nashville’s historic Ryman Auditorium that turned out to be one for the ages. Included among the many debuts on that fateful evening was the Crowes’ first-ever take on bob Dylan’s Just Like Tom Thumb’s Blues.
While Crowes front man Chris Robinson had performed the tune with both Chris Robinson Brotherhood and Phil and Friends numerous times in the past, it was a treat to hear The Black Crowes tackle the Highway 61 Revisited classic. We’ve been waiting since the night the show took place for a recording to surface and that day has finally come. Taper Adam R. Parr has shared his recording, though he notes his mics melted down and he had to use the built-in mic on his recorder. So while this recording isn’t of the best quality, it’s still worth it to hear The Crowes and their guests – such as Old Crow Medicine Show and Sam Bush – run through these songs.
Let’s take a listen to The Black Crowes’ cover of Just Like Tom Thumb’s Blues…