Alabama Shakes Add New Tour Dates To Schedule

first_imgThe Alabama Shakes aren’t about to let a few Grammy awards stop them from hitting the road. The band has been touring non-stop throughout 2016, hitting venues nationwide in support of their acclaimed 2015 release, Sound & Color. The band has added five new tour dates today, spanning from September 16th through the 24th. The new dates find the group touring through the Southeast and Southern US, with stops in Virginia, Florida, Louisiana, and Texas. They’ll also be joined by Corrine Bailey Rae for four of the five dates.You can scope the tour dates below and head to the band’s website for details.Alabama Shakes New Tour Dates*9/16 – Portsmouth, VA – Portsmouth Pavilion*9/20 – Tallahassee, FL – Capitol City Amphitheater*9/22 – New Orleans, LA – Champions Square9/23 – Austin, TX – Austin 360 Amphitheater*9/24 – The Woodlands, TX – Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion* with Corrine Bailey Raelast_img read more

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LCD Soundsystem To Make Only Florida Appearance At III Points Music, Art, & Technology Festival

first_imgThe fourth annual III Points Music, Art, & Technology Festival is returning to Mana Wynwood, Miami on October 7-9 for a weekend of cutting-edge visual art, innovative technology, and acts that Miami music fans have been waiting to experience. The South Florida music scene will be treated to a fully-stacked lineup, with headlining acts from LCD Soundsystem, M83, Thievery Corporation, Dixon, and Flying Lotus (DJ). They’ll be joined by Method Man & Redman, DIIV, Black Coffee, Flight Facilities, and over eighty more genre-spanning local acts.The festival promises a unique performance from LCD Soundsystem, as frontman James Murphy has been a longtime supporter of the festival since before its inception. According to a press release, the show will mark the band’s only Florida appearance of the year, and will take place in a distinct, boutique festival setting nonetheless. “Its beautiful to watch this project come full circle with LCD Soundsystem headlining III Points this year,” the festival’s co-founder David Sinopoli explains. “James Murphy was one of the first people to believe in our festival when it was just an idea in 2013. Now in our fourth year, we’re ready to take that next step with some headlining talent, and it just so happened to be the year he was putting the band back together. 2016 is starting to feel cosmically aligned.”The three-day micro-festival will offer art galleries, technological demonstrations, lectures, and special virtual reality experience said to “transport guests to another dimension.” Tickets are currently on sale with only a limited amount of 3-day tickets starting at $99. All informaiton can be found on the festival’s website.2016 Lineup:LCD SoundsystemM83Thievery CorporationDixonFlying Lotus (DJ)Method Man & RedmanDIIVBlack CoffeeFlight FacilitiesTa-Ku (live)Maya Janes ColesEarl SweatshirtDJ KozeDuskyKink (live)Oneothrix Point NeverDJ TennisThee Oh SeesBen UFOJunior BoysAndy ScottDanny DazePantha Du PrinceRoy Wood$Sophie (live)Denzel CurryJacques Greene (live)Little SimzSatoriChrome Sparks (live)LapaluxJessy LanzaLeon VynehallEstaFatima Yahama (live)AmtrackBehrouzMuseum of LoveDawn of MidiJoe KayCrazeHelado NegroPouyaThe WhooliganJacuzzi BoysViken ArmenSteven A. ClarkArthur BakerPsychic MirrorsBrikaPOORGRRRLOtto Von SchirachLazaro CasanovaJesse PerezUchiJulio VictoriaWill BuckMr. BrownDZATelescope ThievesPlastic PinksAustin PaulDeaf PoetsDuranteHolly HuntNick LeonPatrick MSantiago CaballeroRat BastardJeremy IsmaelBedsideNiko JavanVirgoLe SpamTerence TabeauGray 8’sDude SkywalkerKillmamaDiego AndresSunghostsPirate StereoAmamis LorieWill RenuartTwelve’lenDim PastLowcutProblem KidsBeach DayByrdipopSndngchllzSean DrakeWastelandsLoloIndigochildrickKazootsT W Y NPazmalEnnio SkotoJun IllJBZViKumiLtenghtLemurianPhaxasAaron Lebos Reality+ more to comelast_img read more

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Les Claypool Comes Out With ‘Soothing Soda’ Line To Help ‘Mellow Things Out’

first_imgLes Claypool has upped the weird with his newest business venture in the soft drink industry. Dubbed “SeaPop,” the Primus bassist describes the beverage “like a ginger-snap dipped in vanilla ice cream.” Going against the saturation of energy drinks, SeaPop is said to be the world’s first “Soothing Soda” and is “here to help mellow things out.”A man of the sea at heart, Claypool designed the drink to sooth both stomach-aches and satisfy the cravings of any sugar-fiending teen. Flavored with ginger, chamomile, and naturally relaxing herbs, SeaPop was designed by Claypool and his teenage son and is currently available at several locations in California. In detail, he explains the inspiration to this new drink as follows:Years ago I accidentally ruptured my inner ear scuba diving off the California coast and since that day I’ve found myself a bit more susceptible to the adverse effects of motion. Not liking how most of the over-the-counter medications made me feel, I sought out alternatives. In 1945, my grandfather, petty officer third class Glen Claypool, was a landing craft pilot in the South Pacific. Just after his 98th birthday I asked him what he and the soldiers he ferried to the beaches did about sea sickness. He promptly quipped, “Well, you just hung yer’ head over the side and let her go!”Well, I don’t like to “let her go” so it became my notion to create a tasty, natural, soothing beverage to help tame the rough seas within. With the guidance of an herbalist friend and utilizing the picky palate of my soda-slurping teenage son, we blended ginger with other traditional, stomach- soothing herbs as well as a pinch of cane sugar. We then added some bubbles for sparkle and (after more test batches than I care to admit)…Voilá! SeaPop was born. Like a ginger-snap dipped in vanilla ice cream, SeaPop’s unique flavor profile and subtle sweetness is a taste to behold. In a world saturated with energy drinks, SeaPop is here to help mellow things out.Ahoy and enjoy,Les ClaypoolHere are some interesting reviews (or “tales) from some musically familiar characters!Dean Ween: Mal de mer has gotten the best of many a young seafaring lad and fair maiden. This doesn’t make you any less of a sailor but alas, there is a tasty solution that serves many purposes—to refresh the headstrong angler while quenching their thirst, while also relieving their motion sickness, thus enabling you to focus on your goal: to vanquish the beasts that lay in wait, looking for a meal. You need not be concerned with the stony lonesome anymore–for Sea Pop has arrived. It also goes great with booze; whiskey to be exact. Your wandering eyes will search no more, throw away that Dramamine and Bonine and crack an ice cold SeaPop. Did I say it really goes great with whiskey as well?Sean Ono Lennon: Living on a tour bus is not unlike living at sea: musicians are shipmates, America is our ocean, and when the riding gets rough we crack the cooler and suck down a few bottles of Sea Pop. There’s nothing better than that gingery brew to quiet a queasy sea dog. When there’s mutiny in your midsection, or an uprising in your abdomen, this Admiral knows to rely on Sea Pop to put down the rebellion.Check for locations where SeaPop is sold here![H/T JamBase / Photo via SeaPop Facebook]last_img read more

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Lady Gaga Covers Neil Young, The Beatles, And More At DNC [Watch]

first_imgLast night held a concert for delegates to the Democratic National Convention at the BB&T Pavilion in Camden, New Jersey. The private performances included Lady Gaga, Lenny Kravitz, and DJ Jazzy Jeff. Gaga took the opportunity to play some classic tunes, including a cover of Neil Young’s “Old Man”, The Beatles‘ “Come Together”, Woody Guthrie‘s “This Land Is Your Land”, Phil Ochs‘ “The War Is Over”, Charlie Chaplin‘s “Smile”, Edith Piaf‘s “La Vie en Rose”, and a few of her own tunes. Between her guitar and piano, the pop star did a fantastic job voicing her messages to the political room, while entertaining many with her show-stopping post and attitude. Enjoy some fan-shot footage of the performances below: Old ManCome Together[H/T Rolling Stone]last_img read more

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Dead & Company Wraps Up Incredible Summer Tour With A ‘Fare Thee Well’ [Recap/Full Video]

first_imgEdit this setlist | More Dead & Company setlists Two months ago, Dead & Company surprised fans with a free show in San Francisco. The surprises didn’t end just there, as the band continued to debut new music throughout this summer, as well as a new part-time vocal contributor: Donna Jean Godchaux. Through all of the ups and downs that come with any summer tour, Dead & Company prevailed with the music of the Grateful Dead in tow. It was only fitting that their summer run should come to a close at the Shoreline Amphitheatre in Mountain View, CA, right near the Dead’s origins in the Bay Area.The tour really came full circle last night, as the band opened with a “Help On The Way > Slipknot!” that immediately got the crowd rocking. Rather than finishing the suite, the band broke into “Shakedown Street” instead, and kept things rocking with a nice version of “Cassidy.” With hits like “Standing On The Moon,” “Me and My Uncle,” and “Brown Eyed Women” coming next, the band was loose and having themselves a great time. It was only after the full set that the band completed their opening suite, playing the “Franklin’s Tower” to close out the first set.From the opening notes of the second set, fans knew they were in for a treat. A towering “Dark Star” got the jams underway, and big tunes like “St. Stephen” and “Eyes Of The World” kept the set flowing. From there, things only kept accelerating with an incredible version of “Terrapin Station.” The interplay between John Mayer and Bob Weir in that song, both on guitar and with their trade-off vocals, makes it a real treat for the Dead & Company catalog.The set continued with a psychedelic “Drums/Space” that saw the band get weird for one last free-form musical exploration. Even NBA legend Bill Walton got in on the action, joining the group during their Rhythm Devils breakdown. The band returned to form with “Days Between,” but finished out the set on a light note with “Not Fade Away.” Love is real, not fade away! After a brief break, Dead & Company returned for a couple more songs, finishing off the night with “U.S. Blues” before settling on “Brokedown Palace.” With such a great summer tour under their belts, the moment was surely emotional for all involved. Considering that the band does not have any scheduled performances, and that the show was being played in the Grateful Dead’s hometown, this was a magical “fare thee well” that sent fans home smiling.Check out some videos from the show and the full setlist, below.Help On The Way/Slipknot!Dark Starlast_img read more

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Grouplove Releases New Single ‘Do You Love Someone’ From New Album ‘Big Mess’

first_imgCalifornia alt-rockers Grouplove have shared a new song from their highly anticipated new album Big Mess. The song, called “Do You Love Someone”, is a Pixies-esque rocker, showcasing lead singer Christian Zucconi‘s impressive vocals with a driving beat and the band’s typical psychedelic guitar sound. The song follows “Welcome To Your Life” as the second single released from the new album, which is due out September 9th.Click here to pre-order the album on iTunes, and check out “Do You Love Somone” and previous single “Welcome To Your Life” below.“Do You Love Someone”“Welcome To Your Life”last_img

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Watch Twiddle Cover “Walk Hard” With Dopapod’s Chuck Jones

first_imgVermont jam band Twiddle are never shy about tossing some fan-friendly covers into their setlists. The band infamously busted out “I Need More Allowance” from the hit 90’s Nickelodeon show Doug earlier in the year, and kept the theme alive earlier this weekend.The band settled in to the College Street Music Hall, treating fans to a guest-filled two night run at the New Haven, CT venue. Among the many highlights from the night was a performance of “Walk Hard,” the title track of 2007 film Walk Hard: The Dewey Cox Story. With Chuck Jones of Dopapod joining in on bass, Twiddle made the fun country-western tune their own. It was only the second time that the band had ever played the tune.Fortunately, thanks to William Corcoran, we can share full video of “Walk Hard.” Enjoy it below.The band also broke out into a major “Eyes of the World” jam at the end of the first set with guitarist Tim Palmieri of Kung Fu/RAQ, which you can also watch below.Check out the full uTwiddle setlist from both nights of the run, posted below.Setlist: Twiddle at College Street Music Hall, New Haven, CT – 9/9/16Set 1: Amydst The Myst, Indigo Trigger, In Bloom, Mamunes The Faun[1], Eyes Of The World[2]Set 2: Apples[3], Wildfire, Walk Hard[4], Gatsby The Great, Be There, Syncopated Healing, Longview[5]Show Notes: This show was a part of the “Festively Plump” 2016 summer tour. The entire show featured Josh Dobbs (Cats Under The Stars) sitting in on keys for Ryan who did not play due to illness as well as Adrian Tramontano (Kung Fu) sitting in on auxilary drums. Aqueous and Eggy opened the show. “In Bloom” (Nirvana) was last played 2016-03-31 (42 shows). “Eyes Of The World” (Grateful Dead) was last played 2016-03-12 (47 shows).[1] “Mamunes The Faun” featured Chuck Jones (Dopapod) on bass. During the jam, Mihali and Adrian switched instruments.[2] “Eyes Of The World” (Grateful Dead) featured Tim Palmieri (Kung Fu/RAQ) on guitar.[3] Prior to “Apples” there was a “Divided Sky” (Phish) tease. “Apples” featured Beau Sasser (Kung Fu) on keys.[4] “Walk Hard” featured Chuck Jones (Dopapod) on bass.[5] “Longview” (Green Day) was a debut.Setlist: Twiddle at College Street Music Hall, New Haven, CT – 9/10/16Set 1: White Light, Brick Of Barley[1], Second Wind, Polluted Beauty[2], Lost In The Cold[2]Set 2: Dusk ‘Til Dawn, Beethoven and Greene[1], Carter Candlestick > Jamflowman > Frankenfoote, Latin Tang[3]Show Notes: This show was a part of the “Festively Plump” 2016 summer tour. The entire show featured Josh Dobbs (Cats Under The Stars) sitting in on keys for Ryan who did not play due to illness as well as Adrian Tramontano (Kung Fu) sitting in on auxilary drums. Cosmic Dust Bunnies and Bobby Paltauf Band opened the show[1] “Brick Of Barley” & “Beethoven and Greene” featured Wiley Griffin (Teddy Midnight) on guitar.[2] “Polluted Beauty” & “Lost In The Cold” featured The West End Blend Horns.[3] “Latin Tang” featured Chris DeAngelis (Kung Fu) on bass and featured a bass duel with Zdenek.last_img read more

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Eric Clapton Will Celebrate 50 Years Of Music With Four Shows In North America

first_imgWhile once a road warrior, Eric Clapton has slowed down his tour game in recent years. He’s promised before that retirement is near, but while these newly announced shows have not been named final just yet, they are certainly few of the last. Slowhand will celebrate his 50 years of music with two nights at Madison Square Garden in New York (March 19-20) and two nights at The Forum in Los Angeles (March 25-26), with special guests Jimmie Vaughn and Gary Clark Jr..His band will consist of  Walt Richmond, Steve Gadd, Nathan East, Chris Stainton, Sharon White and Michelle John. East coast pre-sale begins Thursday, December 1 at 12PM, with west coast dates starting Saturday, December 3 at 10AM.Last year, Clapton celebrated his 70th birthday with a slew of shows at the esteemed New York venue. In the program, he included a handwritten note that read: “I swear this is it, no more…..I know I’ve been threatening retirement for the last fifty years, but I didn’t think I’d ever really want to stop. I love what I do and always have done, but over the last few decades I’ve found what I was always really looking for, a loving family who love me just the way I am, which means I can relax and rest when I need to, and more and more I treasure the beauty of that….” The letter continued, “Hopefully, I might be able to remember and breathe some life into this old stuff…. in truth believe me, with these great guys to play with, I’ll be having the time of my life!”For more information, head to Eric Clapton’s website. See you at the shows![H/T JamBase]last_img read more

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Eddie Vedder Announces Solo Tour Dates Through Europe

first_imgAfter Pearl Jam rocked America all of last year, their frontman Eddie Vedder just can’t seem to stay off the road. The singer has just announced a solo jaunt through Europe, one that will include stops in famed cities like Amsterdam, Berlin, Dublin, London and more. The 11-date jaunt will take place between May 29th and June 26th, and will feature Glen Hansard on as a special guest.The tour also confirms Vedder’s performances at Heartland Festival, Live At The Marquee, and Firenze Rocks Festival, in Denmark, Ireland and Italy respectively. Take a look at the full tour announcement below, and head to Vedder’s website for details. Let’s hope he brings the tour to America soon!Eddie Vedder Tour DatesMay 29     Amsterdam, The Netherlands        AFAS LiveMay 30     Amsterdam, The Netherlands        AFAS LiveJune 1      Berlin, Germany                           ZitadelleJune 3      Kvaerndrup, Denmark                  Heartland Festival, Egeskov Castle*June 6      London, UK                                 Eventim ApolloJune 7      London, UK                                 Eventim ApolloJune 9      Dublin, Ireland                            3 ArenaJune 11    Cork, Ireland                               Live at the Marquee*June 19    Antwerp, Belgium                        Lotto ArenaJune 24    Florence, Italy                              Firenze Rocks Festival*June 26    Taormina (Sicily), Italy                 Teatro Antico di Taorminalast_img read more

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TAUK Is Going To Rock Irving Plaza With Consider The Source And Space Bacon

first_imgInstrumental prog-rock fusion act TAUK is making their way back home to New York City next week for a hometown throw down at Irving Plaza. On Saturday, April 22nd, Matt Jalbert (guitar), Isaac Teel (drums), A.C. Carter (keys), and Charlie Dolan (bass) set out to make a statement on their stomping grounds, as they bring along Consider The Source and Space Bacon along for the trip (purchase tickets here).TAUK is riding the heels of their latest release, 2016’s Sir Nebula (album review here), which saw the group expand and evolve their creative juices, as they delved deeper into cosmically-induced melodies and ambient sounds more so than ever before. A track like “Program Select” soars into the far reaches, while “Resolve” makes you feel like you are in a some futuristic jazz lounge on Tatooine (obligatory Star Wars reference). TAUK seamlessly blends progressive, rock, funk, jazz, and even some hip-hop beats in what has become a truly unique style all their own.Speaking of fusion, NYC’s Consider The Source takes prog-rock, melds it with Middle Eastern and Indian influences, along with a dash of psychedelia, to create a sound that garners fans from the jam realm to the most intellectual of jazz heads, and even fans from the metal side of the spectrum. Guitarist Gabriel Marin and his double-guitar attack, John Ferrara’s prolific bass lines, and Jeff Mann’s polyrhythmic beats make CTS a serious musical force.Space Bacon rounds out this New York-based trifecta of a lineup with their jam and electronica leanings, serving up a dose of funk to go along with it. The quartet, that began at Fordham University in the Bronx, flourish when they take improvisational chances, and will get the party started properly on this particular evening.Tickets for the show are currently on-sale, and can be purchased here. For additional information and show updates, join the Facebook Event page at this link.[cover photo courtesy of Capacity Images]last_img read more

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