After nearly a year on the road, Nickel Creek’s farewell tour comes to a close on November 29th. If you haven’t had a chance to see them before they go their separate ways, be sure to check out NPR’s webcast of Friday night’s show live from the 9:30 club in Washington D.C. Although, we’d really prefer to instead say goodbye to Nickelback from the public consciousness, not the Creek.
Finally, the full song list for the upcoming Rock Band video game looks absolutely incredible. We can’t wait to drum along with Epic or to sing Mississippi Queen when the game comes out on November 20th. Thanksgiving fun.
, Hors d'Oeuvres
, Pink Floyd
, Spinal Tap
, The Police
Earlier today we wrapped up our not-so-live Live Earth coverage with a round-up of links and videos from around the world wide netweb. But plenty of non-Gore shit went down this weekend, so check out this other linkage as well…
And as usual on Monday mornings, read on after the jump for a full listing of setlists from the weekend — today’s batch includes Arcade Fire, Band of Horses, Brian Wilson, Foo Fighters, Genesis, Gov’t Mule, Prince, Rush and many, many more…
, My Morning Jacket
, Pearl Jam
, Pullin' Tubes
, The Band
, The Duo
Before we dive into an obvious theme below, let’s kick off the proceedings with a rippin’ version of Medeski Martin & Wood’s Think from the Umbria Jazz Festival in 2001. Of all my favorite tunes from the trio’s arsenal, the underrated Think most definitely tops the list, and this live rendition is guaranteed hit the spot:
- I gotta say, Eddie Vedder and My Morning Jacket collaborating on a handful of versions of It Makes No Difference last year might be the most under-reported musical combination of all-time. There, I said it.
- Ronnie Hawkins & the Hawks with a Who Do You Love? medley — what a difference 30 years makes; let’s flash back to Ronnie at The Last Waltz.
- We’ll proceed with two clips of Rick Danko, because it feels right. The first’s Driftin’ Away from Danko’s post-Band side project with Erik Andersen and Jonas Fjeld; next up, in what can only be described as an ode to coffee, Danko plays Java Blues at Austin City Limits two years after the breakup.
- This sweet version of Ophelia‘s from Nickel Creek’s Chris Thile and a band of talented bluegrass musicians. Gotta love YouTube for comments like “levon would be spinning in his grave, im sure danko and manuel are.”
- Allright, here’s one video bulletpoint that doesn’t involve The Band: Love ‘em or hate ‘em, you at least have to admit that the GRAB quartet’s debut last summer forged a level of genuine excitement in this scene for the first time since Coventry. The 7/1/06 PNC show rocked my silly little head, and here are two of the culprits: Mud City and Suskind Hotel.
I’m trying to think of a clever line with which to end this post, but the only thing running through my head right now is “Every kiss begins with Kaaaay.” Weird.
Fresh off its annual 67-night run at the Beacon Theater in New York, the Allman Brothers Band set up camp two weekends ago at the Spirit of The Suwannee Music Park in Live Oak, Florida for the band’s third annual Wanee Festival.
Joined by a laundry list of talented bands, the Allmans played sets each night of the festival, and Derek Trucks, Warren Haynes and Oteil Burbridge all played with their own outfits on the side. Having just been down in Florida for Langerado, neither Scotty nor I ventured down to the less-Jewish part of the state for the festivities. Nevertheless, our photographer George Weiss was on the scene, and he came back with the following awesome shots for all’a youse.
All photos by George Weiss
Since it’s billed as a family-type festival, who else would show up but Robert Randolph & the Family Band? He looks like he’s certainly feeling it:
Read on for 14 more incredible shots from the third annual Wanee Fest…