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.
As previously reported, improv rockers God Street Wine will play The Capitol Theatre in Port Chester, New York on Saturday, August 3rd. GSW guitarist Aaron Maxwell announced the show from stage when he sat in with the John K. Band at Mexicali Live on April 13th. Maxwell also revealed that the John K. Band, featuring Furthur guitarist John Kadlecik, will open the show.
Last night at Mexicali Live in Teaneck, NJ God Street Wine guitarist Aaron Maxwell sat in with Furthur guitarist John Kadlecik’s John K. Band. From the stage Maxwell announced that God Street Wine will play The Capitol Theatre in Port Chester, New York on August 3rd along with the John K. Band.
More details, including ticketing information, will be revealed soon.
This coming Monday HT faves Furthur will kick off a nine-show run at the Capitol Theatre in Port Chester, New York. While all nine performances are currently sold out, a re-release will take place tomorrow, April 12th, at noon for each and every show. Keep your eyes on The Cap’s calendar page for live “tickets” links starting tomorrow at 12PM ET.
Starting on Tuesday former Furthur percussionist Jay Lane will host a series of aftershows at Port Chester’s Copacabana which is located about a block-and-a-half from The Cap. Lane will be the musical director for the series of shows dubbed “CapToTheCopa.”
Here’s a list of the shows as well as expected guests…
Tuesday April 16th: Jay Lane and Friends
Wednesday April 17th: Jay Lane and Friends w/Aaron Maxwell & Kenny Brooks
Thursday April 18th: Jay Lane and Friends w/Leslie Mendelson and Jason Crosby (Furthur is not playing this night)
Friday April 19th: Stella Blue’s Band with Jay Lane and Jason Crosby
Saturday April 20th: Reflections (Early set) Sunshine joins Jay and Friends w/ CB for a night of hip-hop dead (Late set)
Sunday April 21st: Gent Treadly w/Reid Genauer from Assembly of Dust (Early set) Sunshine, Jay and Friends Jason Crosby w/CB. (Late set)
Monday April 22: NO SHOW
Tuesday April 23rd: Demolition String Band & Alphabet Soup
Wednesday April 24th: Mooncussers w/Jay Lane & Friends
Thursday April 25th: All Star Jam
Last month Furthur announced an eight-show residency that will take place at the Capitol Theatre in Port Chester, New York next month. The band quickly sold out all eight shows and have just added a ninth performance at the venue as well as a three-night stand in L.A.
The show will take place on April 15th, one day before the residency was originally scheduled to start. Tickets are available NOW via Ticketfly. Furthur has also revealed that they will play three shows at the Greek Theatre in Los Angeles on October 4 – 6. Ticketing info is “coming soon.”
HT faves Grace Potter and the Nocturnals kicked off a two-night stand at The Capitol Theatre in Port Chester, New York last night. Towards the end of the evening Potter and her band debuted a Grateful Dead cover for the first time in the group’s history.
Grace and guitarist Benny Yurco shared vocals for a rockin’ take on Casey Jones…
This has been even more of a cover-heavy tour for GP&tN than usual as the band has paid tribute to Bruce Springsteen, Tom Petty and Bill Withers as well as debuted the traditional House of the Rising Sun since hitting the road at the start of January. The U.S. portion of the “Roar Tour” finishes tonight at The Cap before the band heads to Europe and Australia in March.
Bob Weir and Phil Lesh have a long and storied history with The Capitol Theatre in Port Chester, New York. Not only did the Grateful Dead play the historic venue 18 times between 1970 and 1971 alone, but both Weir and Lesh have already performed at The Cap since it reopened in September. With that in mind, it shouldn’t be a huge surprise that Bobby and Phil will bring Furthur to The Cap for eight shows this April.
Furthur will play The Capitol Theatre on April 16th, 17th, 19th, 20th, 21st, 23rd, 24th and 25th. Tickets are available at $65, $95 and $130 price point and are on sale now.
In addition, Furthur will play Boardwalk Hall in Atlantic City, New Jersey on April 27th. Tickets for that show will go on sale next week.
“It’s no secret that the Grateful Dead loved playing at the Capitol Theatre,” says the band’s archivist David Lemieux in a press release. “The show, from 2/24/71, the final Grateful Dead show at the Capitol, and the last show of a six night run, features many recently-debuted songs (“Bertha,” “Loser,” “Greatest Story Ever Told,” “Playing In The Band,” “Deal,” and “Bird Song”), as well as a Pigpen-centric batch of great music, including “I’m A King Bee,” “Good Lovin’,” and “Lovelight,” with these latter two clocking in at nearly 20 minutes each.” This show has yet to be released by the band.
After Lemieux is done spinning 2/24/71, the theatre will play a greatest unreleased hits “mixtape” assembled by the archivist, pulled directly from the vault and including tracks from a recently discovered batch of tapes from 1969-70 that will be used for Dave’s Picks Vol. 6.
Melvin Seals and JGB will recreate two classic Jerry Garcia Band performances from 1990 at The Capitol Theatre in Port Chester, New York on March 8th and 9th. The shows originally took place at The Warfield on June 12th and 13th. Seals was a member of the Jerry Garcia Band at the time of those classic gigs. Tickets for both shows go on sale tomorrow, January 25th, at noon ET.
In other news about The Cap, Two of our favorite bands from Connecticut – Kung Fu and Deep Banana Blackout – will team up to play the Port Chester venue on March 2nd.
When Trey Anastasio was originally scheduled to play The Capitol Theatre in Port Chester, New York with his solo band back in October, the show was set to be webcast via LivePhish.com. Now that the show has been rescheduled and a second Cap performance has been added, LivePhish.com will webcast both of them on a Pay-Per-View basis.
[Photo by Parker Harrington]
You can purchase a two-night pass for $19.99 or a single-day pass for $12.99. The shows take place on January 23rd and 24th. TAB is set to kick off their tour tomorrow in Toronto, Ontario.
A little over a year ago we reported that after not hosting rock shows for well over a decade, Pete Shapiro had struck a long-term deal with the Capitol Theatre to bring music back to the legendary rock palace. Shapiro reportedly spent $2 million to lovingly restore and renovate the historic venue, which since reopening back in September has garnered rave reviews from concert goers. Earlier this week Shapiro upped his venue portfolio, as according to the New York Times the concert impresario went from renter to owner when he finalized a deal to pay $11.5 million to buy the Cap from its previous owner Marvin Ravikoff.
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Finally, while we’re happy to see that Mr. Shapiro will have the Cap under his guidance for the long-term, we are conversely sad to report that The Living Room will be forced to close its doors at the end of the month when their lease expires citing the rising cost of their rent as the culprit. The pass-the-hat venue on Manhattan’s Lower East Side, which famously helped break Norah Jones in the early aughts, first opened in 1988 at a small space on the corner of Stanton and Allen Street, eventually moving to their current location at 154 Ludlow Street roughly a decade ago. The venue owners are promising to reopen at a new space next spring, and are currently asking for help to off-set the relocation costs via a crowd-source campaign using PledgeMusic. The Living Room will mark the final weeks at its current location with a week-long celebration from January 20 – 26, which is expected to feature a number of the venue’s alumni.
My Morning Jacket returned to The Capitol Theatre in Port Chester, New York last night for the second of three shows that kick off their NYE Run. The band promised no repeats throughout the three-show run which has meant the addition of lesser-played material to each setlist.
Fan-favorites Dancefloors, The Bear and It Beats 4 U each got the call on Night Two, while guitarist Carl Bromel led the band through Carried Away from his solo album for only the third time this year. MMJ performed two of the best covers in their repertoire as part of the main set – Elton John’s Rocket Man and It Makes No Difference by The Band. After two performances of the rare Old September Blues during the month it references earlier this year, My Morning Jacket worked it into last night’s set. Antibalas opened the show and the Afrobeat band’s horn section returned during MMJ’s set for Dondante.
Here’s the setlist from My Morning Jacket at The Capitol Theatre on Dec. 28th…
The Louisville band’s Capitol Theatre run comes to a close tonight.
In April of 2011 My Morning Jacket released an instrumental track called Octoplasm through their Self-Hypnosis series that caught our attention for its jammy attributes. We referred to Octoplasm as “a noodle-heavy jam that sounds like it could segue into Dark Star or China Cat Sunflower at any point within the six-minute track.” Ever since MMJ dropped the studio version, we’ve been waiting for them to debut the live edition. That finally happened last night at the Capitol Theatre in Port Chester, New York where My Morning Jacket kicked off their New Year’s Run.
Coming into the run, MMJ promised they wouldn’t repeat anything during the three shows at The Cap. Jim James and Co. dug deep for the first performance, treating fans to such rarities as Tyrone, Strangulation, Cobra and the Octoplasm debut. We came across a clip that shows off the awesomeness that is Octoplasm, so watch it right after Evelyn Is Not Real. Octoplasm starts at the 2:50 mark…
When the initial schedule for the first few months of concerts at the newly-reopened Capitol Theatre in Port Chester, New York was announced the Steve Miller Band was set to play there on New Year’s Eve. Apparently there’s been a change in plans as that show has been cancelled and been replaced by a funkier option. The Funky Meters will headline The Cap on New Year’s Eve with Ivan Neville’s Dumpstaphunk set to open. Tickets will run $90 and $45 and will go on sale soon. And of course this news comes out just minutes after we posted our 2012-2013 New Year’s Eve Concert Guide.
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When your band already has a channel solely dedicated to them on SiriusXM it’s probably easy to arrange hosting your own show on it. Yesterday on Pearl Jam Radio, PJ lead singer Eddie Vedder did just that, when he premiered the very appropriately titled The Eddie Vedder Radio Show. The limited run show will feature Vedder’s “favorite songs, from early punk rock influences to unreleased material from his personal archives,” as well as “personal stories about his career in rock music.”
As the story goes, when Pete Shapiro was gearing up to re-open Capitol Theatre, he reached out to the members of Strangefolk to see if they would reunite to play the legendary venue. The conversation eventually led to the ’90s-jam-favorites getting back together for the first time in 12 years for a series of reunion shows that began with a sold out mini-tour last spring, continued with an appearance at this summer’s Gathering Of The Vibes, and this past weekend with the four-piece act returning to the Port Chester, New York rock hall for the first time since 1998 for a two-night stand.
Over the course of the their four sets, Strangefolk offered up a mix of their “hits” with some deep cuts, sounding every bit as good as they did back their their heyday. Adding to the old-school jamband vibe of the run, was moe. guitarist Al Schnier, who served as the opening act, and sat-in with the band and the end of the first set each night. Al-Folk dipped into moe.’s songbook for collaborative takes on Moth and Mexico, while also tackling Strangefolk’s Gone Fishin’. On Saturday night, in a nod to the venue’s rich musical history, Schnier invited out the members of Strangefolk at the end of his set for a fantastic spot on cover of the Grateful Dead’s Jack Straw, which saw Al and Reid trade off on the verses.
As we mentioned last week, Strangefolk have announced that they will appear at moe’s Snoe.down festival on Saturday, March 24, while the indie-jam act will kick off a short West Coast swing on November 30, with a two-night stand at the Ogden Theatre in Denver.
The Capitol Theatre – Port Chester, NY
Friday, November 23
Fountain-> Poland, What Goes On, Blue Grey, So Well->Funky Town->So Well, Pawn, Moth (moe. w/ Al Schnier) Lines and Circles
Furnace, Valhalla, Faces, So Far Gone -> Strange Ranger -> So Far Gone, Woman Child-> Reubens Place-> Sanford and Sons theme-> Reubens Place
Saturday, November 24
Stout Hearted–> All The Same, Sometimes, Angry At The Sun, Dance, Mexico (moe. w/ Al Schnier), Rather Go Fishin’ (w/ Al Schnier)
Burned Down, Sinner, Walnut, Alaska, Whatever, Great Long While, Westerly (with Lone Tree lyrics)
E: Cabin John
Here’s LazyLightning55′s incredible vid of Al-folk’s Moth…