UPDATE 1:30PM ET 5/18: Unfortunately MTV has revised the webcast schedule and many acts we were very much looking forward to have been removed. We’ve updated the schedule below. [Hat Tip - Ira Morris]
The Hangout Music Fest kicked off last night in Gulf Shores, AL and we thought we’d only get to hear second hand reports since no webcast had been announced. That changed this morning when MTV revealed they would be offering two feeds live from the fest featuring many of most anticipated performances. In addition, MTV Networks will provide television updates and highlights across MTV, VH1, CMT, MTV2, MTV Hits, MTV Jams, VH1 Classic, CMT Pure and Palladia.
The webcast begins at 12:30 ET this afternoon and will run through Sunday night. HT faves The Breeders, Toots And The Maytals, Jim James, Passion Pit, Nicki Bluhm & The Gramblers, Gov’t Mule, The Roots, The Black Crowes, Tom Petty and The Heartbreakers, The Trey Anastasio Band and Stevie Wonder will be among the acts broadcast. You can watch the broadcast HERE.
Here’s the full webcast schedule by feed (All Times ET)…
Back in March we reported on a benefit called Fiya Fest that’s being held in New Orleans today. Remember this lineup? GABE (George Porter Jr., Billy Iuso, Eric Bolivar and Anders Osborne), Dragon Smoke (Ivan Neville, Stanton Moore, Robert Mercurio and Eric Lindell), Dr. Klaw (Eric Krasno, Nigel Hall, Ian Neville, Adam Deitch and Nick Daniels), Karl Denson with The Dirty Dozen Horns (Nikki Glaspie, Jennifer Hartswick, Natalie Cressman, Robert Walter and Eddie Roberts), The New Orleans Suspects and the Bonerama Horns, Funky But Better (Terrence Higgins, Nigel Hall, Big Sam, Roosevelt Collier, Khris Royal, Doug Wimbish and Eric McFadden), The Revivalists and Artists-At-Large Mike Dillon, Corey Glover and Skerik.
For those of us who aren’t in The Crescent City watching this incredible hand in-person, the fine folks at Funk It Blog has us covered with a free audio/video webcast. Take a look…
Jamtronica pioneers the Disco Biscuits will return to Red Rocks on Saturday night as the headliner for the “Feed The Rocks” benefit. The Biscuits last played the iconic venue back in 2011 as part of their Bisco Inferno III event. Other acts on the Feed The Rocks lineup are Shpongle and RJD2.
For those who can’t make it in person, the folks at LiveDownloads.com are offering up a Pay-Per-View feed of the Biscuits’ Red Rocks performance this Saturday night. You can pre-order the webcast, which is expected to begin at 8PM MT on Saturday, now through LiveDownloads.com for $9.99. LiveDownloads is holding a contest on their Facebook page in which they’re giving away a webcast.
As a reminder, you can also watch UM Bowl IV live tomorrow night via UMLive.net.
The final night of the first weekend of Coachella is upon us and for those of us who can’t make it out to Indio, festival organizers have teamed up with YouTube to stream a number of performances. Today’s acts include Smith Westerns, The Lumineers, Social Distortion, Tame Impala, Father John Misty, Vampire Weekend, Dinosaur Jr. and the Red Hot Chili Peppers.
With each passing day Couch Tour is becoming more legit. Fans have been streaming Phish, Widespread Panic and other bands’ shows for years and now the groups themselves are getting in on the act. This afternoon Widespread Panic announced it will stream tonight’s show live from Chicago.
Panic has teamed up with Mixlr to offer an audio stream via their Facebook page. The HT faves are expecting to take the stage at the UIC Pavilion at 7:30PM CDT. For those on mobile, download the Mixlr app and search for “Widespread Panic.” We hope more bands provide this wonderful service.
Two weeks from today Umphrey’s McGee will take the stage at Park West in their hometown of Chicago for the fourth annual UMBowl concert. This football-themed show features four “quarters,” each with a different theme. For those who can’t make it out to Chicago or weren’t able to score tickets to the sold-out event, the band will offer a Pay-Per-View broadcast of the marathon show.
Meanwhile, Umphrey’s is currently in the midst of a Southern Tour which visited Freebird Live in Jacksonville, Florida last night. The sextet dusted off their covers of When The World Is Running Down You Make The Best Of What’s Around by The Police and Toto’s Africa.
As previously reported, Wilco offered a free, live audio and video stream of this evening’s show at the iconic Sydney Opera House in Australia, which took place in the early morning hours for those of us in the states. In another sign that Wilco loves you (baby), the band has archived the entire broadcast for our on-demand viewing pleasure.
You can watch the whole 2:20 broadcast here and switch between two cameras…
Set: Less Than You Think, Art Of Almost, I Am Trying To Break Your Heart, I Might, Via Chicago, Spiders (Acoustic), Impossible Germany, Born Alone, Laminated Cat, She’s A Jar, Say You Miss Me, Whole Love, Box Full Of Letters, Hummingbird, California Stars, Forget The Flowers, Dawned On Me, A Shot In The Arm
Encore 1: Jesus, Etc., Hate It Here, Heavy Metal Drummer, Walken, I’m The Man Who Loves You
The time difference between those of us in the states and those in Australia can run upwards of 16 hours which makes watching webcasts from Down Under a bit of a predicament. For instance, Wilco is kindly streaming video and audio from their show at the iconic Sydney Opera House tomorrow via their website. Live in the band’s hometown of Chicago? Better set that alarm for 5:30AM tomorrow.
But hey, it’s free live Wilco from across the globe – who are we to complain? Keep in mind that those of us out east should tune in starting at 6:30AM, those in the Central Time Zone should tune in at 5:30AM, those in the Mountain Time Zone should tune in at 4:30AM, while those out west should tune in at 3:30AM. Tomorrow’s show is the band’s last in Australia before they head to New Zealand.
Two upcoming concerts from HT faves will be broadcast live as both Perpetual Groove and Vampire Weekend have announced webcasts. Steve Buscemi of Boardwalk Empire fame will direct a stream of the Vampire Weekend performance set for NYC’s Roseland on April 28th, while TourGigs will present a stream of Perpetual Groove’s “final show” this Friday, April 5th.
The Buscemi-directed Vampire Weekend webcast will kick off the fourth season of American Express’s Unstaged series according to Rolling Stone. Bassist Chris Baio told the mag that the show will feature “about half the tracks” from the soon-to-be-released Modern Vampires of the City LPs. You can stream the show on April 28th via the American Express Unstaged site.
Meanwhile, Perpetual Groove has teamed up with TourGigs to bring fans a live stream of their “final show” this Friday. The gig takes place at the Georgia Theatre in Athens, Georgia and will be streamed in HD using over 14 cameras. This is expected to be a Pay-Per-View webcast, so stay tuned for details on how to purchase not only the stream but the DVD and Blu-Ray releases that TourGigs references. The webcast will start at 9PM ET with a performance by Ghost Owl, a new band made up of Adam Perry, Matt McDonald and Albert Suttle of Perpetual Groove.
Superfly Presents has teamed with YouTube to webcast the last few Bonnaroo festivals and Outside Lands in 2009, so we were surprised to see that the event organizer has turned to Ustream to simulcast their two biggest events – Bonnaroo and Outside Lands. Ustream will broadcast the events through its website as well as through the Ustream mobile app and mobile website.
This is particularly good news for those who can’t attend Outside Lands as there was just an audio-only webcast available last year and none in 2011 and 2010 for the San Francisco-based event.
Ustream has big plans for the webcasts…
Music fans anywhere in the world will now have the ability to personalize their viewing experience by choosing from unique content across multiple stages, as well as candid fan views from Ustream’s Mobile Mob. Ustream’s Mobile Mob is a new grassroots approach that will empower selected festival attendees to share their unique experiences with other fans, live, via their mobile devices.
“This year, fans will be granted never-seen-before, live access to two of the most important festivals in the U.S. — even in the palms of their hands via mobile devices,” said Chris Blocker, senior vice president of sales and business development for Ustream. “The mix of premium and fly-on-the-wall content powerfully illustrates how bands can become fans and fans can join bands in a seamless social entertainment experience such as this.”
Bonnaroo takes place down on the farm in Manchester, Tennessee from June 13 – 16, while Outside Lands takes place in San Francisco, California’s Golden Gate Park on August 9 – 11. Veteran producer and audio engineer Hank Neuberger has been tapped to orchestrate Ustream’s multi-camera shoots at both events. Expect the schedules to drop a few days before each festival.
This year’s Coachella Festival is once again set to take place over two weekends in April. The first weekend goes down on April 12 – 14, followed by the second weekend of April 19 – 21. For those of us who can’t attend, Coachella has teamed up with YouTube to offer live broadcasts of many performances from that first weekend.
Last year 1.9 million people tuned in to the webcast and watched more than 1.5 million hours of live Coachella performances combined according to event organizers. We’ll post the full webcast schedule once YouTube and Coachella provide it which should be a few days before the first weekend.
HT faves Umphrey’s McGee are set to play a pair of shows at the Belly Up in Aspen, Colorado on Wednesday and Thursday night. While both performances are sold out, those who can’t attend can watch the shows as they happen via Pay-Per-View webcasts.
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Each webcast will run you $6.99, with packages that also include MP3s of the show available for $14.99. Each gig is scheduled to start at 9PM MT. Head to UMLive.net to purchase 3/6 and 3/7.
The first West Coast Rambles of 2013 kick off tonight at Phil Lesh’s Terrapin Crossroads in San Rafael, Calif. For this series of three shows that runs through Saturday, HT faves God Street Wine will open and then members of GSW will team with Lesh, John Kadlecik and Jeff Chimenti for additional sets.
For those of us that can’t make it to Terrapin, the venue will webcast all three shows, as well as Sunday’s “Hoedown,” for $7 a pop. Head over to Terrapin’s Webcast Store to make your purchase.
A series of webcasts originating from TRI Studios dubbed “Weir Here” returns on Wednesday, January 23rd. For Weir Here broadcasts Grateful Dead / Furthur guitarist vocalist Bob Weir takes questions from social media and generally performs a handful of tunes. On the first Weir Here of 2013, Weir will be joined by special guest Widespread Panic bassist Dave Schools.
TRI’s social media coordinator Kim Schultz will ask Weir and Schools questions that you can submit by tweeting at @TRI_Studios using the hashtag “#weirhere.” You can watch the webcast free-of-charge at TRIStudios.com starting at 5:30PM PT/8:30 PM ET on Wednesday night, January 23rd.
As previously reported, Umphrey’s McGee will celebrate their 15th anniversary on Sunday night at Brooklyn Bowl. The show sold out quicker than any other show in the venue’s history. If you didn’t get a ticket, you can still watch the action via a Pay-Per-View webcast. This multi-cam shoot will run you $7.99 and can be purchased and viewed at UMLive.net.
You can also win eight free tickets and free bowling via the venue’s UM15 contest.