The fourth annual Hangout Music Fest took place this past weekend on the sandy beaches of Gulf Shores, Alabama. On Friday we mentioned that MTV would be webcasting many performances from Hangout, but on Saturday they changed the schedule and knocked off a number of the acts we were most excited to see including Tom Petty, The Black Crowes and Stevie Wonder. They did however webcast plenty of music and we’ve assembled a batch of them for your viewing enjoyment.
Here’s nearly all of the Trey Anastasio Band’s set…
The Gov’t Mule and moe. co-bill tour has begun and at last night’s opening performance in Bangor, Maine we saw the run’s first collaborations. Guitarist Chuck Garvey of moe. sat in with Gov’t Mule on a cover of All Along The Watchtower, while Mule’s Danny Louis and Warren Haynes came out during moe.’s set for Can’t You Hear Me Knockin’ by the Rolling Stones.
Mule and moe. head to Asbury Park for a pair of shows tonight and tomorrow. While both performances were set for the Outdoor Stage at the legendary Stone Pony, due to thunderstorms this evening’s (and for now, only tonight’s) concert has been moved down the block to The Paramount Theater. The start time has been adjusted to 7PM, though both groups will still play a two-hour set a piece. Sirius XM’s Jam_On will broadcast both sets in their entirety on Saturday.
Here’s a look at last night’s setlists:
moe. ~ 6/21/12 ~ Bangor Waterfront Pavilion ~ Bangor, ME
Set: All Roads Lead To Home > Captain America > Mexico, Queen Of Everything, Can’t You Hear Me Knockin’*, She Sends Me > lylelovit., Kyle’s Song > Billy Goat
* – w/ Warren Haynes on guitar & Danny Louis on keys
Set: Many Rivers To Cross, Slackjaw Jezebel, Have Mercy On The Criminal, Devil Likes It Slow, I’ll Be The One > I’ll Take You There > I’ll Be The One, Beautifully Broken, Patchwork Quilt, All Along The Watchtower*, Trampled Underfoot, Brighter Days
The hardest working man in the scene, Warren Haynes, told his fans a long time ago that Gov’t Mule would be put on the backburner in 2011 while he hit the road with his Warren Haynes Band in support of Man In Motion. Warren has stayed true to his word as Mule performances this year have been kept to two sets at last month’s Mountain Jam and a handful at shows in Jamaica at the beginning of 2011 as part of Island Exodus. Those missing the hard rocking quartet will be happy to know that Gov’t Mule will continue their tradition of New Year’s in New York City with a pair of shows at the Beacon Theatre on December 30 and 31.
Gov’t Mule started the NYE in NYC tradition back in 2002 at the iconic theater and have continued that trend over the past 10 years with the exception of 2008, when Warren and the band moved the festivities to the Hammerstein since the Beacon was under construction. As usual, the Mule will play three sets on New Year’s Eve. Special VIP packages for the shows go on sale this Monday, July 25, at 3PM ET which will be followed by the public on-sale on Friday, July 29 at Noon ET.
In this week’s audio and video recap, we lead off with a section from Big Sam’s Funky Nation that taper Z-Man pulled in Cambridge, MA. Z-Man is one of the tapers with the quickest turnaround, and he recently has moved to Massachusetts, so expect to see more uploads from that area. Also, we’ve got a rarely played cover from Gov’t Mule that Warren likes busting out in Caribbean climates it seems, a recording from a concert by Keller Williams showcasing his children’s songs, Umphrey’s McGee laying down a fantastic jam on an old classic and a crisp recording from Yo La Tengo.
If you don’t want to stay on the site for an hour streaming the individual tracks, you can download all of this week’s audio in one easy to listen to MP3 that we call the Last Week’s Sauce Podcast. Click here to download.
[Thanks to AHappyHourHero for this week's photo]
Big Sam’s Funky Nation – I Came To Party > Big Sam Funky Nation > Gimme That Funky Horn Date & Venue: 2011-02-03 – Middle East – Cambridge, MA Taper & Show Download: Z-Man
Fresh off wowing fans on Jam Cruise, Big Sam’s Funky Nation delivers this 19+ minute segment to start us off this week. Big Sam’s Funky Nation [tour dates] plays tonight at Dan Electro’s Guitar Bar in Houston, TX.
Video from Saturday’s For the One Month to Mardi Gras party in NYC:
READ ON for tracks from Mule, Keller, Umphrey’s and Yo La Tengo…
We came across an amazing video featuring Gov’t Mule playing Blind Faith’s Presence of the Lord along with Chris Robinson and Marc Ford of the Black Crowes. Ford and Robinson were in the middle of recording Three Snakes and One Charm when the Mule came to Atlanta. The pair tore themselves away from the studio to sit in with Warren, Matt and Woody.
In our never ending quest to keep you up to date on the latest and greatest festival news comes the announcement of the initial lineup for Warren Haynes’ Mountain Jam. Now in its sixth year, the jam and roots-rock friendly fest will feature the likes of The Avett Brothers, DSO, YMSB, Matisyahu, ALO Derek Trucks and Susan Tedeschi and as always the event will be anchored by two headlining appearances from Gov’t Mule.
Mountain Jam will once again return to Hunter Mountain in upstate New York and is set to take place from June 4 – 6, with a limited number of early bird tickets to be made available starting Monday at 10 AM.
Finally, after five years of being in the “world’s best bar band,” Franz Nicolay has decided to leave The Hold Steady to head out on his own. The mustachioed keys & accordion player, who told his band mates in September about his plans, will release a story collection next month and currently has a new digital EP out called St. Sebastian of the Short Stage.
As we’ve previously reported, Gov’t Mule will be spending Halloween at Philly’s Tower Theater where all signs – and posters – point to a night of Rolling Stone covers. The Southern jam-titans have also added a handful of other October dates leading up to their All Hallows Eve performance in the City of Brotherly Love, with roots-blues-rocker Jackie Greene providing support for most of the brief run. While Jackie won’t be opening for Mule on the 31st, he’ll sit-in with the band throughout the night.
In other Mule news, the band has announced their first annual Island Exodus, which is set to take place from January 15-18 at The Grand Lido Negril Resort in Negril, Jamaica. The jam-cation will include three shows from Gov’t Mule, with Grace Potter & The Nocturnals providing opening duties, as well as a solo show from Warren Haynes.
Finally, a diverse group of accomplished musicians, that includes members of Nickel Creek, Toad The Wet Sprocket, Cracker and Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers, have teamed up to form the bluegrass-roots collective the Works Progress Administration. The WPA, who will release their self-titled debut on September 15, will hit the road for a 24-date cross-country fall run the day after their album drops next week.
North Carolina based indie-label Merge Records has a big 2009 planned to celebrate their 20th anniversary. The label, which is home to acts like Neutral Milk Hotel, She & Him, Arcade Fire and Spoon, is rolling out a box set of material that includes 14 curated compilation CDs, a remix album and a covers comp that features non-Merge artists covering songs from the Merge catalog. In addition to all this they will also celebrate with a five-day festival dubbed XX Merge that will take place from July 22 – 25 with four nights of shows at Cat’s Cradle and a final night at Memorial Hall in Chapel Hill.
Already on board to perform are label founders Superchunk, M. Ward, Spoon, Conor Oberst, the Broken West, and Destroyer, with more artists both “expected” and “unexpected” to be added in the coming weeks.
If you can’t make it down to Carolina for what should be an amazing five days, than maybe you’ll be able to hit one of these recently announced tours…
Finally, Carlos Santana has signed an exclusive deal with the Hard Rock Hotel & Casino to become Las Vegas’s first rock artist to have a residence show. The legendary guitar-slinger will hold court at The Joint through 2010 with a show called Supernatural Santana: A Trip Through the Hits and will be the only place to catch the band west of the Mississippi through 2010.
We’re teaming up with Glide Magazine to giveaway two tickets to this year’s Langerado Festival. Langerado 2009 takes place March 6-8 at Bicentennial Park in Miami and features HT favorites Ryan Adams & The Cardinals, Umphrey’s McGee, Tortoise, Cold War Kids, Modest Mouse, Broken Social Scene, Chromeo and plenty of other artists from a wide variety of genres.
Simply head over to this page and enter some basic info for your chance to win a pair of Langerado tickets. On February 19, we will select the lucky winner at random from all entrants. Good luck!
Here’s our first look at what’s happening elsewhere this week…
Finally, Jacob Fred Jazz Odyssey are celebrating their 15th Anniversary by offering a free download of their new studio album, Winterwood. The album marks Reed Mathis’ last appearance with the band. Visit JFJO.COM to download their new album now. Let us know what you think.
As we mentioned yesterday, NYC’s Beacon Theatre is currently undergoing a much needed major renovation. This storied venue has seen a ton of amazing shows in its day, but sadly only a small fraction are represented on YouTube. For this week’s B List we picked out our ten favorite videos filmed at the Beacon.
10. Radiohead – True Love Waits
On June 5, 2003, Thom Yorke and the boys taped a special edition of MTV’s 2 Dollar Bill at the Beacon. There have been some tough tickets to Beacon events, but this show probably takes the cake. We found a video of True Love Waits from that evening which we’re sharing with you.
READ ON for nine more stupendous videos from the magical Beacon Theatre…
Last week, Oasis kicked off their brief, mostly Canadian-centric North American tour with Ryan Adams & The Cardinals. Before the Brit-rockers head back across the pond for a lengthy UK run, they will play a rare club gig on September 12 at New York’s Terminal 5 – which will be reconfigured for the occasion. The band plans to showcase songs from their upcoming album Dig Out Your Soul (which will hit streets on October 7) for fans lucky enough to get in.
Tickets are only being made available through a special on-line registration process – which ends this Wednesday at noon. Ducats will run 50 bucks a piece, with a limit of two – so good luck.
If the Brothers Gallagher brand of Brit-rock isn’t for you, than maybe one of these recently announced tour will be…
Finally, our favorite accordion fueled Americana band The Felice Brothers will spend the next two months on the road for a cross-country headlining tour. The band will bring their signature brand of boozy, bar band Americana with like-minded folk-roots acts AA Bondy and Deer Tick will splitting support duties. The group wrap the tour with a special stop at the traveling Spiegeltent on November 2, with a show that will close out the venue’s New York City season.