With weather advisories calling for heavy rains and potential flash floods, it was decided that the final day of Austin City Limits would be cancelled. Despite a rather disappointing end to what is one of the biggest festivals of the year, Atoms for Peace decided to lift some spirits and play an impromptu show at The Moody Theatre.Here is a video stream of the set (skip to 41-minute mark for beginning of set): photo courtesy of Brooklyn Vegan
[Via US Magazine] -Taylor Rae Almonte (@tayloralmonte) Monday’s Tonight Show featured Jimmy Fallon‘s Neil Young impersonation, best known for taking popular songs like “Party in the U.S.A” and “Whip My Hair,” and transforming them into Young’s signature folk style. This time, he took on Iggy Azelea‘s “Fancy” with the help of Crosby, Stills & Nash. Fallon donned Young’s signature brown, suede jacket and once again took on the musician’s persona. He truly gave Iggy Azelea a run for her money with smooth vocals and a seriously skillful harmonica solo. What made this impersonation stand apart from others was the moment when David Crosby, Stephen Stills, and Graham Nash took to the stage, soulfully harmonizing the lyrics “Trash the hotel/ lets get drunk on the mini bar.” The performance came to a close as the lyrics “Who that who that I-G-G-Y” were swapped for “Who that who that C-S-N-Y” (Crosby, Stills, Nash, Young).
Here’s the full set list from last night’s show:moe. Cape Cod Melody Tent Hyannis, MASet I: Crab Eyes, Not Coming Down > Wormwood > Blond Hair And Blue Eyes > Downward Facing Dog, Akimbo, Jazz Wank > Spine Of A Dog > BusterSet II: The Harder They Come*, Puebla > meat., Calyphornya > Bring You Down, Big World > Ricky Marten > Time EdEnc: The Ghost Of Ralph’s Mom*with Keller WilliamsSource: www.facebook.com/moe.org Keller Williams joined Moe. last night in Cape Cod, for a rousing cover of Jimmy Cliff’s “The Harder They Come.” The song was featured in the movie of the same title, and introduced to the “jam band” scene through the Jerry Garcia Band.Check out the fan shot video below:
Folk sensations Rising Appalachia have announced a new album, Wider Circles, which will be supported by a tour through the Southwest and Northeast this summer. Songwriter-troubadours Leah Song and Chloe Smith will serve up fifteen tracks on Wider Circles, which will be released on April 21st.In a press release, Ms. Song states that “the album is a deep reflection of the many influences and experiences we have ultimately lived and built our songs on.” The musician goes on, saying that “Wider Circles is a subtle and powerful rock anthem.” The work is inspired by folk standards, Celtic music, European symphonic metal, activist anthems, and old mountain odes. The unique sound is filled out in studio and on tour by Biko Casini on world percussion, and David Brown covering stand up bass, and baritone guitar.The band seeks to take the soulless glitz and glam out of music, which is so overwhelming in the industry today. The stripped down approach reaches out to those looking for a sense of community in their music. Song remarks that the group are “troubadours, activists, and catalysts of justice.” Hey, Woody Guthrie, it looks like these ladies wrote you some songs. Jump on the train, and join them at some shows that are certain to be remarkable.Rising Appalachia ‘Wider Circles’ Tour3/28 – New Orleans, LA – Civic Theater (with Resonant Rouges) 4/2 – Taos, NM – Taos Mesa Brewing 4/3 – Santa Fe, NM – Skylight Santa Fe 4/4 – Albuquerque, NM – El Rey Theater 4/6 – Flagstaff, AZ – The Green Room 4/8 – 4/9 – Eden, AZ – Return To Eden 4/10 – Phoenix, AZ – Crescent City Ballroom 4/11 – Tucson, AZ – Rialto Theatre 4/18 – Austin, TX – Old Settler’s Music Festival 5/8 – New York, NY – Bowery Ballroom 5/10 – Pawtucket, RI – The Met 5/11 – Portland, ME – Port City Music Hall 5/14 – Burlington, VT – Higher Ground 5/15 – Northampton, MA – Pearl Street 5/16 – Philadelphia, PA – World Café Live 5/22 – San Francisco, CA – Great American Music Hall 5/23 – Monterey County, CA – Lightning In A Bottle Festival
Of course, Noel did recently say that he wouldn’t reunite Oasis unless offered a half billion dollars, so we aren’t quite keeping our fingers crossed for a full-on band reunion. But it is nice to see the brothers getting along again. Brothers Noel and Liam Gallagher have not been on good terms after their long-standing band, Oasis, broke up in 2009. At the time, tension hit a head before a festival appearance, as Noel left the band and Liam continued on as Beady Eye until 2014.Just two years ago, in 2013, Noel said, “If there is a reunion, I won’t be in it.” However, it seems the brothers may be on better terms after all. Liam posted a picture from the audience of his brother’s solo band, Noel Gallagher’s High Flying Birds, with the message “Keeping it in the family…”
Tame Impala Tour Dates04-08 Pomona, California – The Fox Theatre04-10 Indio, California – Coachella04-17 Indio, California – Coachella05-08 Austin, Texas – Austin Psych Fest05-09 New Orleans, LA – Civic Theatre 05-10 Atlanta, Georgia – Shaky Knees Music Festival05-11 Nashville, TN -Ryman Auditorium05-13 Minneapolis, MN – First Avenue05-14 Milwaukee, WI – Riverside Theatre05-15 Chicago, IL – Riviera Theatre05-16 Columbus, OH – LC Pavilion05-18 Royal Oak, MI – Royal Oak Music Theatre05-19 Toronto, Ontario – Massey Hall05-20 Montreal, Quebec – Metropolis05-22 Boston, MA – Boston Calling05-25 Quincy, WA – Sasquatch Festival 201505-26 Vancouver, British Columbia – Malkin Bowl05-27 Portland, OR – Roseland Ballroom05-29 Salt Lake City, UT – The Depot05-30 Denver, CO – Ogden Theatre05-31 Kansas City, MO – Uptown Theatre 06-01 St. Louis, MO – The Pageant06-03 Pittsburgh, PA – Stage AE06-04 Cleveland, OH – House of Blues06-05 Cincinnati, OH – Bunbury Music Festival 201506-06 Washington, D.C. – Echostage06-07 New York, NY – Gov Ball Randalls Island08-20 Viana Do Castelo, Portugal – Paredes de Coura09-04-06 Dorset, England – End of the Road Festival09-04-06 Dublin, Ireland – Electric Picnic09-06 Co. Laois, Ireland – Stradbally Hall09-08 Glasgow, Scotland – Barrowland09-09 Liverpool, England – Olympia09-10-13 Downend, England – Bestival09-13 Berlin, Germany – Lollapalooza Last month, the Australian psychedelic rock band Tame Impala announced a major North American tour, in support of a yet-to-be-titled album. Now, the band has shared a bit more information about the follow-up to their acclaimed 2012 release, Lonerism.Currents [artwork pictured above] will be released later this year, and presumably include the single “Let It Happen” released earlier in March. The band also dropped another single, the first proper one from the album “‘Cause I’m A Man.” Listen to the two tracks below, and check out the dates for the band’s major North American tour.
Boston-based progressive jam/funk band The Jauntee will embark on a lengthy tour across the States starting tomorrow! They’ll be hitting essential venues across the country as well as playing Phish pre and post-parties with Pigeons Playing Ping Pong.Known for working improvisational magic, a Jauntee show is always different and unique, exploring new territory and dipping their toes in a variety of genres, from funk to jazz to bluegrass to psychedelic rock.The band is on the heels of their sophomore album, which is set to be released this summer. Catch them on the road at any of the following dates!The Jauntee Summer 2015 Tour Dates:7/15 – Rapture – Charlottesville, VA7/16 – Gottrocks – Greenville, SC7/17 – Noble Experiment – Hickory, NC7/18 – The Rabbit Hole – Charlotte, NC7/19 – Pour House – Charleston, SC7/21 – Georgia Theatre – Athens, GA%7/22 – Preservation Pub – Knoxville, TN 7/23 – One Stop – Asheville, NC7/24 – Aisle 5 – Atlanta, GA%7/27 – Proud Larry’s – Oxford, MS7/29 – The Nick – Birmingham, AL 7/30 – Green Bar – Tuscaloosa, AL7/31 – The Loft – Columbus, GA8/04 – The 8×10 – Baltimore, MD8/05 – Gypsy Sally’s – Washington, DC#8/06 – The Lucky Slug (Private Show) – Wantage, NJ8/07 – Thunder Road – Somerville, MA†8/08 – Stone Church – Newmarket, NH†8/20 – The Haunt – Ithaca, [email protected]/26 – Park St. Patio – Columbus, OH8/27 – Stanley’s Pub – Cincinnati, OH8/28 – Hideaway Saloon – Louisville, KY8/29 – The Bridge – Columbia, MO9/01 – Hodi’s Half Note – Fort Collins, CO9/03 – Little Bear Saloon – Evergreen, CO 9/04 – Quixote’s – Denver, CO#9/05 – Fox Theatre – Boulder, CO^9/05 – Quixote’s – Denver, CO#9/07 – Southern Sun – Boulder, CO9/10 – Barkley Ballroom – Frisco, CO9/11 – The Eldo – Crested Butte, CO9/12 – Victoria Tavern – Salida, CO9/14 – Sancho’s – Denver, CO9/18 – Vaudeville Mews – Des Moines, IA9/19 – Gabe’s – Iowa City, IA9/23 – The Bootleg at Atomic Cowboy – St. Louis, MO9/26 – DROM – New York, NY*% w/ Universal Sigh+ w/ McLovins~ w/ Skyfoot*w/ Cold River City# w/ Broccoli Samurai† Album Release Party^ Phish Pre-Party w/ Pigeons Playing Ping [email protected] Phish Pre-Party# Phish After- Party
Come September 8th, Stephen Colbert will be returning back to work… albeit, in a completely different role. The Daily Show correspondent turned Colbert Report host signed off of his own program last December, moving from cable to network to take over The Late Show from David Letterman.Watch: David Letterman’s Late Show Concludes 33-Year Run With Foo Fighters’ ‘Everlong’At a press event in Los Angeles, Colbert revealed some details about his upcoming debut episode. First off, we now know that Kendrick Lamar will be the first Late Show musical guest. Considering that Jon Batiste is Colbert’s bandleader, the jazz/hip-hop fusion has the makings of a memorable performance. Lamar was also the final musical guest on the Report.Colbert also reiterated that he would not be bringing his “Colbert” character to The Late Show, saying that he’d rather his interviews with celebrity guests be about them and not him. He’s also hoping that Donald Trump is still in the presidential race a month from now.“Every little boy grows up believing they could be president of the United States. I’m so happy that little boy is Donald Trump. Please stay healthy until I get on the air… Every night before I go to bed, I light a candle and pray that he stays in the race, and I also pray that no one puts that candle anywhere near his hair.”
Catskill Chill has just wrapped up another successful year, and the festival’s final summer at Camp Minglewood. From top-notch musical sets and collaborations, to a truly unique community vibe, it was another festival for the books.We’ve rounded up some of our weekend favorites to bring you the 2015 Catskill Chill Festival Awards!Bustout of the Year: Hayley Jane and the PrimatesThe underdog packing the most star power was undoubtedly Hayley Jane. This rising star has just got the “IT” factor. Her deeply soulful pipes and vocal range topped off with a mesmerizing stage presence blew absolutely everyone away. Aside from a killer Saturday evening appearance with her band, Hayley made the rounds throughout the fest, sitting in on an intimate VIP superjam featuring Rob Chafin (The Werks), Mihali Savoulidis (Twiddle), Todd Stoops (RAQ), and Chuck Jones (Dopapod), tackling the “I Am The Walrus” with The Primate Fiasco, as well as the late night Stratosphere All-Stars set for a spectacular and fun cover of David Bowie’s “Let’s Dance.” Seriously, keep your eye on this one.[Photo by Chad Anderson]MVP of the Weekend: Mike GreenfieldNot only did he actually attend summer camp at the Catskill Chill site, and play every Catskill Chill since its inception, but the talented drummer made the rounds this year with FIVE different bands. Friday night saw Greenfield play a jamtronica lover’s dream set with his band Lotus. Saturday he appeared with the ChillFam All-Stars’ Herbie Hancock Tribute, and later with Steve Molitz (Particle), David Murphy, and Marcus Rezak (Digital Tape Machine) as the Stratosphere All-Stars for a phenomenal set. Sunday he wrapped up with a daytime VIP set with Tom Hamilton and Aron Magner’s “Acoustic Again,” followed by a headlining evening slot with Electron. Does this guy ever sleep?[Photo by Andrew Scott Blackstein]Best Time Warp: Dopaquaz (Turkuaz/Dopapod) Plays Studio 54Arguably the best overall set of the festival, the Dopaquaz Studio 54 set transported us back to the 70s with all of the hits, from Donna Summer’s “I Feel Love” to Rick James’ “Give it to Me Baby” to Chic’s “Le Freak”. The main stage of Catskill Chill was turned into a massive disco dance party, complete with a disco ball and strobe lights. The 14 total members of Dopapod and Turkuaz came together seamlessly and tackled each song in perfect form, and the two female vocalists (Shira Elias and Sami Garett of Turkuaz) even seemed as though they should have been born in that era. It was an all-around well executed set that had the whole festival buzzing.[Video by Dan Purdom]Runner Up: Shwikus Plays The 80sThe joining of Fikus and Shwizz to tackle 80s classics was an absolute hit. Attendees had a blast getting down to old school tunes like Michael Jackson’s “Thriller”, Def Leppard’s “Pour Some Sugar On Me” and Guns N’ Roses’ “Welcome To The Jungle”, plus a tease of Europe’s “The Final Countdown”. The Catskill Chill veterans and friends are a natural fit together and always bring a high-energy set.Best Funk Set: LettuceThe boys are back in town. Having played the festival nearly every year, you can tell they feel comfortable and at home at Camp Minglewood, where they brought a powerful and raging set to the main stage on Friday night. Joined by Eric Krasno throughout the set and Nigel Hall towards the end for the newer upbeat track “Sounds Like a Party To Me” followed by a set closer of the classic “Do It Like You Do”, Lettuce got attendees pumped and ready for the weekend with blood flowing and spirits high.[Photo by Andrew Scott Blackstein]Best Cover Set: Twiddle Plays Grateful DeadThe Vermont jam/reggae band has blown up tremendously in the last year and triumphantly made their return to the Chill for two sets. The Saturday late night Twiddle set was certainly fire and one for the books, but what really stood out was the band’s Grateful Dead tribute set. The band, featuring a guest appearance from Tim Palmieri (Kung Fu), tackled covers of Dead classics with ease, like a crushing rendition of “Fire On The Mountain”. Todd Stoops and Chris Houser (The Werks) got in on the action for a cover of “The Music Never Stopped” to complete the top-notch set. Best Surprise Collaboration: The Werks With Members Of TwiddleThe Werks brought a vibrant set to the B Stage on Saturday evening. Complete with a cover of Deodato’s “2001”, it was the perfect lead-in to set the mood for a long night ahead. Towards the end of the set, The Werks were joined by most members of Twiddle for an explosive rendition of “G-Funk”, which they aptly renamed “G-Twerk”. The two bands will hit the road together for their joint Twerk Tour beginning in October.Best Electronic Act: Break ScienceAs always, Break Science brought a fiery set of hip-hop/funk-fueled electronic beats for a proper Friday late night rager. Adam Deitch (Lettuce) and Borahm Lee never fail to get a crowd going, and this night was no exception. Featuring sit-ins from the Shady Horns (Ryan Zoidis and Eric Benny Bloom) and rappers CX and Coachy Real, Break Science threw down hard from start to finish with a seriously raging set.[Photo by Andrew Blackstein]Hardest Shredder: Marcus Rezak (with the Stratosphere All-Stars)The up and coming guitarist from Digital Tape Machine and the Stratosphere All-Stars took a band of seasoned veterans (Steve Molitz of Particle, David Murphy of STS9, Mike Greenfield of Lotus, and a guest appearance from Rob Compa of Dopapod) to a whole ‘nother level during their fire Saturday late night set. From seriously crushing improvisational parts to creating one-of-a-kind livetronica versions of classics like David Bowie’s “Let’s Dance”, the Stratosphere All-Stars are one of the freshest new bands to emerge on the scene this year, and Marcus has established himself as one of the foremost guitarists in the jam/electronic sphere.[Photo by Chad Anderson]Best Food: Dave’s Mini DonutsAs always, Dave’s Mini Donuts next to the B Stage served up delicious chai lattes, fresh egg sandwiches, gourmet treats and delicious FREE donut samples! Run by a husband-wife team, Dave’s Mini Donuts has popup locations all over. If you spot these guys at a festival, don’t skip over it.[Cover Photo by Patrick Hughes]
Roger Waters of Pink Floyd fame hosted the this year’s Music Heals benefit concert at DAR-Constitution Hall in Washington D.C. over the weekend and brought along a remarkable cast of musicians to help raise money for MusiCorp, a non-profit organization that supports wounded troops and their familes. The charity even goes so far as to teach wounded service members how to play instruments to aid them during their rehab process. They’ve become known as The MusicCorps Wounded Warrior Band.David Gilmour Welcomes David Crosby, Graham Nash In LondonAmong those enlisted to play at this year’s event were Billy Corgan of The Smashing Pumpkins, Tom Morello of Rage Against The Machine, Sheryl Crow, as well as Tim Conley, an injured Marine who lost both his legs in Afghanistan, heralded guitar player G.E. Smith, and the MusiCorps Wounded Warrior Band, the group of Waters mentors himself.Roger Waters Planning Autobiography, World Tour In 2016Waters offered up a great set, mixing in Pink Floyd classics like “Shine On Your Crazy Diamond (Parts I-V)”, “Money,” “Wish You Were Here,” “Brain Damage,” “Eclipse” and is said by Rolling Stone to have played the first ever live “When the Tigers Broke Free” off Floyd’s 1979 album, The Wall. Corgan and Morello teamed up with Waters for a rendition of “Comfortably Numb” and to close out the night Waters & Company dialed up Bob Dylan’s “Forever Young.” Take a look at a few fan-shot videos and the complete set list from the night below:“Ghost of Tom Joad” “Comfortably Numb”“Forever Young” [Via SPIN]