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…
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.
Eastern Artists and moe. will bring the 14th installment of the jam stalwarts long-running moe.down festival to Snow Ridge Ski Resort in Turin, New York on August 9 – 11. Today, moe. has revealed the first batch of acts that will join them at Snow Ridge this summer.
Jamtronica act Conspirator, moe. side project Floodwood, jazz act The Stanley Jordan Trio and Savoy are the first four bands announced thus far with more announcements expected in the coming weeks.
Festival season is upon us as Upstate New York natives moe. rocked out Killington and Rutland, Vermont last weekend at snoe.down 2013, their annual winter music and sports festival. Hosts moe. performed at Killington’s Bear Mountain on Saturday afternoon, while playing the Spartan Arena in Rutland on Friday and Saturday nights. An acoustic VIP brunch at the Wobbly Barn in Killington was the headlining act’s final performance of the weekend. A slew of other artists were on the snoe.down bill as well including HT faves Dumpstaphunk, Strangefolk and Marco Benevento.
Attendees had the chance to take part in various activities surrounding the festival, including a snoe.down special Ski/Ride program offered to guests. Whether you like to ski, snowboard, tube or just listen to the music in one of the cozy lodges, snoe.down had endless options.
There was once a time when moe. played as many five minute songs as they did 15 minute jammers. When the band was first starting up, there was a raw element to their sound that was as influenced by the likes of Jane’s Addiction as it was by the Grateful Dead. One band the members of moe. bonded over in the Albany house they called home in the mid ’90s was Camper Van Beethoven. In 1995 moe. started covering the opening track from CVB’s 1986 self-titled album – Good Guys and Bad Guys.
For nearly a year Good Guys and Bad Guys was a staple of moe.’s live show as the group played it 21 times in 1995 and then seven more times in the first half of 1996. After that Good Guys and Bad Guys became a rarity as it only showed up once in 1997, three times in 1998, five times in 1999, six times between 2000 and 2004 and only twice since. This morning moe. dusted off the Camper Van Beethoven cover during their acoustic VIP Brunch set at Killington’s Wobbly Barn as part of Snoe.down.
Thanks for the efforts of Taylor C. we can listen to the bust out just hours later…
Let’s look back at a version of Good Guys and Bad Guys featuring members of Cracker including Camper Van Beethoven’s David Lowery, the man who originally sang the song, from Langerado ’04…
The members of moe. and Strangefolk have a long history together that dates back to the ’90s, when both bands shared the bill at a number of shows. Last Thanksgiving moe. guitarist Al Schnier opened for the reunited version of Strangefolk at the Capitol Theatre in Port Chester, New York. Al wound up sitting in with the band on a pair of songs each night that included moe. originals Moth and Mexico. Strangefolk was invited to perform at moe.’s Snoe.down Festival which is taking place this weekend in Vermont. Last night in Rutland moe. welcomed the Strangefolk Duo of Jon Trafton and Reid Genauer to guest on a two-song segment that brought their first set at Spartan Arena in a close.
[Photo by Jen Bernstein]
For the first song of the two-song guest spot, Genauer led Trafton and moe. through a cover of Up On Cripple Creek by The Band. Genauer and Trafton stuck around for the Mexico first set closer. moe. started the day much earlier with a set at Killington’s Bear Mountain before bringing Saturday’s action to a close with two sets at Spartan Arena that followed Strangefolk’s performance at the same venue.
Here’s audio of Genauer and Trafton collaborating with moe. for Up On Cripple Creek…
The lineup for the 2013 installment of High Sierra has been revealed. HT faves Primus, moe., Steel Pulse, Leftover Salmon, Greyboy Allstars, The Infamous Stringdusters, The Barr Brothers and Rubblebucket are just a few of the bands set to play this year’s fest. The 23rd annual High Sierra Music Festival will take place from July 4 – 7 in Quincy, California.
Here’s a look at the full lineup…
Primus • Thievery Corporation • moe. • Steel Pulse • Leftover Salmon • The Greyboy Allstars • Gramatik • Emancipator • The John Scofield Überjam Band • The Infamous Stringdusters • Lee Fields & The Expressions • Allen Stone • North Mississippi Allstars •Pimps of Joytime • Lord Huron • White Denim • Carolyn Wonderland Rubblebucket • The Barr Brothers • Peter Apfelbaum & Sparkler • Sarah Jarosz • Anders Osborne • Aoife O’Donovan • Lukas Nelson & Promise of the Real Houndmouth • The Revivalists • Futurebirds • The Whiskey Sisters • Miner • Octopus • Nebula • The David Mayfield Parade • Fruition
There’s a supergroup named Yukon Kornelius that includes Ed Robertson of Barenaked Ladies, Stefan Lessard of Dave Matthews Band, Guster’s Adam Gardner and drummer Eric Fawcett. This Saturday, March 16th, the band will perform with O.A.R. at the Ice House Arena at Okemo Mountain in Vermont. Today, Yukon Kornelius has announced two very special guests from two very different parts of the music world will join them on Saturday night.
Skid Row vocalist Sebastian Bach and moe. guitarist Al Schnier will both perform with Yukon Kornelius on Saturday. DJ Logic will open the show followed by O.A.R. and Yukon Kormelius will take the stage around 7PM. Tickets are still available. The evening’s festivities will be broadcast live on AXS TV.
It’s been a long time since I’ve done a moe.jams edition of Stormy Mondays, but a recent gig inspired me to offer up some double guitar rock. One of moe.’s great talents is the ability to turn out what are essentially a classic album’s worth of music within a suite: 30-45 minute jams that act as complete pieces. There’s just something in the group’s pacing that allows for these perfectly digestible nuggets to shine time and again, and on a good night, they’ll play three or four such episodes. A recent case comes from the end of the first set on the second night of early February’s two night stand in NYC. (Special thanks to New York based taper Scott Bernstein, whose recording is featured here.)
[Photo by Alexandra Valenti]
The suite starts with a hot Smoke that opens up more than usual at the end for a driving jam and slowly morphs into the classic pairing of Not Coming Down > Wormwood, with the instrumental tune wandering and drifting and moving into some very cool spaces before landing in a bombastic Moth to close. A tight, engaging chunk of moe. for your Monday, so as always, enjoy!
[UPDATE 2/15:] Yonder Mountain String Band will join moe. in the Red Barn on 5/24
Each year the organizers of the Summer Camp Music Festival hold “Late Nights” at the Red Barn on the Three Sisters Park property. These concerts are ticketed separately from the rest of the festival “due to the limited capacity of the barn.” The extra income these shows provide probably doesn’t hurt either. Recently, Summer Camp organizers have announced most of the acts set to play this year’s Late Nights during the three-day festival which takes place in Chillicothe, Illin. on May 24 – 26.
Jam stalwarts moe. and Yonder Mountain String Band will play the Red Barn on Friday, May 24th. STS9, Big Gigantic, Griz and Gramatik will perform at the Red Barn on Saturday, May 25th, while Thievery Corporation and Zeds Dead close out the fest will a late night on Sunday, May 26th. Late Night show tickets are available as part of the event’s VIP Upgrade packages. Pre-sales for individual Late Nights will be announced HERE closer to the festival. Other Summer Camp late night options, which are included in the price of a festival ticket, are Late Night Campfire Jams, the Late Night Vibe Tent and Late Night at the Soulshine Tent.
In addition to three days of moe. and Umphrey’s McGee, other Summer Camp ’13 headliners include Trey Anastasio, STS9, The Avett Brothers and Thievery Corporation.
Welcome back to our Then & Now column, where we compare a recently busted out song to the version before it was put on the shelf.
Last night at the Riviera Theatre in Chicago, jam stalwarts moe. dug deep into their live repertoire to bust out only the second version of Casey Jones by the Grateful Dead in the band’s history. Drummer Vinnie Amico sings the cover, which was first played on August 18th, 2005 at Revolution Hall in Troy, New York, at a show where the band was billed as the “Vinnie Amico Experience.”
Matt Butler will pull musicians from Rubblebucket, Tea Leaf Green and moe. to make up the ensemble for the Everyone Orchestra’s return to the Northeast in April. Butler will lead bassist Reed Mathis, keyboardist Trevor Garrod, guitarist Al Schnier, drummer Vinnie Amico, saxophonist/vocalist Kalmia Traver and trumpeter Alex Toth for shows in Quincy, Mass. (April 18th at South Shore Music Hall), Philadelphia (April 19th at The Blockley) and New York City (April 20th at The Cutting Room).
Marco Benevento was already scheduled to play The Blockey on the 19th, so according to the venue he’ll perform with his trio and then join EO for a “super jam.” The Everyone Orchestra will reveal ticketing details and “more special guests” soon on their Facebook page.
We’ve got to hand it to our friends at Relix and moe. who came up with an inventive contest called “I Wanna Be In moe.” in which their musically-oriented fans could upload videos to YouTube showing off their skills with the prize being an opportunity to perform with the band during their New Year’s Run. moe. garnered a number of exceptional entries and settled on two guitarists and a keyboard player.
On Friday night guitarist Taylor Fredrick sat in with moe. on Plane Crash…
Then, on Saturday, moe. welcomed keyboardist Joe Bellanti for Nebraska and New York City… READ ON
Two HT faves have been added to the lineup for moe.’s upcoming Snoe.down Music Festival which is set to take place in Killington and Rutland, Vermont on March 21 – 24. Marco Benevento will play a separately-ticketed kick off party at The Wobbly Barn on March 21, while Tauk will perform at Killington on a date during the fest that will be announced.
moe. is set to headline on both Friday and Saturday night at the Spartan Arena. Dumpstaphunk will open for moe. on Friday, while Strangefolk Reunion will handle that task on Saturday. Other bands set to perform at Snoe.down ’13 are Jimkata, The Primate Fiasco, Floodwood and Eastbound Jesus.
Tickets for Snoe.down are currently available through FlynnTix.
On Wednesday morning we lost innovative jazz pianist Dave Brubeck when he passed away after suffering heart failure a day shy of his 92nd birthday. Last night two HT faves paid tribute to Brubeck by covering a song which he may not have written but has become attached to him – Take Five.
Check out moe.’s version from The Independent in San Francisco…