A New Opera Inspired By Pink Floyd’s ‘The Wall’ Is Coming [Listen]

first_imgWhether you love or hate it, The Wall is a cornerstone of the Pink Floyd discography. Written largely by Roger Waters, the 1979 album is the subject for a new opera called Another Brick In The Wall. The opera was announced as part of a schedule revealing for the Opera de Montreal at the Olympic Stadium, where Waters himself was on hand for the announcement.It seems that Waters was initially uninterested in the project. As he told CBC News, “It had been my experience that experiments in collaboration between the worlds of rock and roll and the worlds of symphonic music were generally disastrous and should be embarked upon with extreme trepidation. But they were extremely persuasive.”He continued, saying, “[They] played me some midi of what they had been working on and I confess, I sat there not expecting to be moved, and I was moved. Very moved. So I approach this project with great enthusiasm.”While Another Brick In The Wall won’t make its debut until March 2017, you can listen to excerpts from the musical below:[H/T JamBase]last_img read more

Okeechobee Knocks It Out Of The Park For Inaugural Year [Gallery/Recap]

first_imgWords and photos by Andrew Dolan. Full gallery at the bottom. Load remaining images Okeechobee Music & Arts Festival managed to do something that few festivals can in their first year: get everything right. Moreover, they did it in an area that has had a lack of camping music festivals over the years, making it all the more impressive.Located near Okeechobee Lake on an 800 acre property developed by Clifford Rosen, co-CEO of Soundslinger LLC, the prime location brought in more than 30,000 seasoned veterans and first time festival goers.Aside from impressive planning and execution for a first year event of its magnitude, Okeechobee succeeded in covering a spectrum of genres with a ton of crossover, attracting everyone from ravers to hippies. The acts this year included heavy hitters like Bassnectar, Skrillex, The Avett Brothers, Kendrick Lamar, Odesza, Robert Plant & the Sensational Space Shifters, Mumford & Sons, and Future, to name a few.The festivals grounds were cleverly named, from “UR Special” Road to “NSFW” and “JK” campgrounds, and situated into two main areas. “The Grove” consisted of main stages “Be”, “Here”, and “Now”, while the “Moonlight Oasis” held the smaller stages and “Jungle 51”, a secluded area in the forest that was practically a festival inside a festival.For a first year festival, Okeechobee did a fantastic job. With the number of stages, attendees, and acts, it was seriously impressive how smoothly things ran throughout the weekend. For a location that hasn’t seen a large camping festival in nearly 8 years, they’ve amassed a following of new festival goers that are probably feeling the festie blues right now for the first time.Even festival co-founder, Paul Peck, commented on its success in a statement. “I couldn’t be more pleased and excited. We had a feeling we were creating something special, but I’m still trying to process exactly what just took place here. Everything went perfectly as designed and our fans loved it in every way we hoped. There was a fantastic energy on site all weekend as one great moment lead to another. The Okeechobee community is an extraordinary one. We can’t wait to do this again next year.”Check out the official recap video below:last_img read more

Umphrey’s McGee Goes Acoustic, Jams With All Of TAUK In Texas Finale

first_imgUmphrey’s McGee wrapped up a four-night run in the Southern US, with shows in Houston, Tulsa, Austin, and finally, Dallas. The band hit the House of Blues in Dallas, TX last night, pouring their hearts into one final Southern show with TAUK on as support.The show featured two power-packed sets, opening with “Lucid State” which jammed into “Get in The Van.” After a great pairing of “All In Time > Walletsworth,” guitarists Brendan Bayliss and Jake Cinninger for acoustic versions of “Gone for Good” and “Uncle Wally.” The set continued with “Utopian Fir,” with a “Sabbath Bloody Sabbath” jam, and a “Walk The Proud Land” with “Low Rider” teases.Watch footage of “Gone For Good” from Steve Moyles below:For the finale of the first set, the band brought out all four members of TAUK, Alric Carter, Charlie Dolan, Isaac Teel, and Matt Jalbert for a performance of “Booth Love.” Isaac Teel also returned in the encore, for a “Drums” jam session. With a second set “Bridgeless” sandwich with “2×2,” “Mulche’s Odyssey,” “August,” “Final Word” and Led Zeppelin’s “Kashmir,” the band was on fire for the whole night. They ended the show, and the run, with “All In Time,” reprising the song from set one.Listen to the full show below, courtesy of taper Don Olker: Check out the full setlist via All Things Umphrey’s below:Setlist: Umphrey’s McGee at House of Blues, Dallas, TX – 4/23/16Set 1: Lucid State > Get In The Van, All In Time > Walletsworth, Gone for Good[1], Uncle Wally[1], Utopian Fir[2] -> Walk the Proud Land[3] > Booth Love[4]Set 2: Bridgeless -> 2×2[5], Mulche’s Odyssey, Kashmir, August -> Final Word > August > BridgelessEncore: Drums[6] > All In Time[1] with Brendan and Jake on acoustics[2] with Sabbath Bloody Sabbath (Black Sabbath) jam[3] with Low Rider (War) teases[4] with Alric Carter on keyboards, Charlie Dolan and Isaac Teel on percussion, and Matt Jalbert on guitar[5] with Mind Left Body (Kanter/Garcia) jam[6] with Isaac Teel on percussionlast_img read more

Zoogma Reveals First Single “What It Is” Ahead Of Upcoming EP Release

first_imgLive electronic quartet Zoogma has been busy over the past year. While maintaining a busy tour schedule, the band has been steadily working on their new concept record, A Future in Blue. The new record combines their Mississippi/Memphis blues roots with their unique electronica sound to bring listeners their own refreshing brand of “Future-Blues”.The first single, “What It Is”, mixes Leslie-driven guitar and classic 70’s-era horns, with catchy vintage-blues samples that mesh with the funky, futuristic electronic sound Zoogma delivers both live and in the studio. Listen to the new single, streaming below.Zoogma finishes off 2016 with a handful of shows in the southeast to complete their A Future in Blue fall tour. Check out the band’s tour schedule below.Zoogma 2016 Tour Dates11/18 – Orlando, FL – Zen Awakening12/2 – Mobile, AL – Soul Kitchen12/3 – Birmingham, AL – Zydeco12/8 – Boca Raton, FL – Funky Buddha Lounge12/9 – Jacksonville, FL – 1904 Music Hall12/10 – Tampa, FL – The Crowbar12/16 – Atlanta, GA – Aisle 512/23 – Memphis, TN – 1884 Lounge12/30 – Nashville, TN – Mercy Loungelast_img read more

Ben & Jerry’s Share Origins Of Phish Food On 20th Anniversary [Watch]

first_imgBen & Jerry’s came out with their famed “Phish Food” ice cream 20 years ago today. The two business owners, Ben and Jerry, considered themselves “lucky to be associated” with the band, their fans, and the culture that comes along with Phish, even joining them on stage in 1996 at Clifford Ball. The history of the ice cream brand is pretty unique, and the story is told in this newly released video.The ice cream company is the only time that Phish has given their name to a product, drummer Jon Fishman explains in the video interview. They decided to do so as an alternative way to raise funds that could be donated to charity. In 1997, Phish established The WaterWheel Foundation with royalties of Phish Food.The WaterWheel Foundation chooses non-profits from a large sphere of needs including social services, primarily those benefitting women and children; environmental, with a focus on clean water and land conservation with public access; as well as food banks, urban gardening and the like. Thanks to the generosity of the fans, since its creation WaterWheel’s Touring Division has donated over $1,000,000 to more than 425 groups.Watch the full video below:last_img read more

Members Of Lettuce, Pretty Lights, Antibalas, Toubab Krewe To Host Afro-Dub Soundclash In NOLA

first_imgJazz Fest is a celebration of all kinds of music from across the spectrum. People assume that jazz is the focus, but these days, the festival and the city’s related after-parties are a melting pot of styles and genres. Sure, there’s jazz, but also gospel, funk, jam and a healthy dose of world music. A few years ago, Luke Quaranta of Toubab Krewe decided that it was time to put the spotlight on West African music, and from that seed, JuJu Fest was born. JuJu Fest is a world music mini-festival-within-a-festival concept that takes place across the city of New Orleans during the ten days.This year, one show in particular tops the bill with a killer lineup and an awesome theme. Raja Kassis, guitar player of modern Afrobeat legends Antibalas (and co-founder of JuJu Fest) reached out to Borahm Lee (Break Science, Pretty Lights) and Josh Werner (Original Matisyahu band, Lee Scratch Perry, Wu-Tang Clan), two long time friends who all share a storied history playing Dub and Reggae music together, to create Megawatt: Afro-Dub Soundclash. This will certainly be an incredible night of dub, reggae and afro vibes that will hit The Maison on Wednesday, May 3rd. Joining them will be modern jazz/funk legend Adam Deitch (Lettuce, Break Science), master percussionist Weedie Braimah, local sax hero Khris Royal, and trumpet master Maurice “Mobetta” Brown.  As if it couldn’t get any better, Megawatt will be fronted on vocals by none other than Bajah, a superstar in Sierra Leone affectionately know back home as the “Lyrical Bomber.” Bajah has been a frequent guest in years past of such acts as Break Science, Talib Kweli and The Roots, to name a few.We can’t wait for Megawatt’s awesome Dub and Reggae grooves to reverberate up and down Frenchman Street on May 3rd. See below for full show details.SHOW INFO –Artist: Megawatt feat. Raja Kassis, Luke Quaranta, Adam Deitch, Borahm Lee, Josh Werner, Weedie Braimah, Bajah, Khris Royal & Maurice “Mobetta” BrownVenue: The Maison – 508 Frenchmen St, New Orleans, LA 70116Date: Wednesday, May 3rd, 2017 (technically early AM May 4th)Price: $20adv / $25dosTickets: Click HereTime: Doors 12:30am / Show 1:00amIf you’ll be down in New Orleans for Jazz Fest this year, don’t miss out on all of the awesome late night music options taking place across the city. Learn more about all of the amazing music you can catch at this link.last_img read more

Chris Robinson Brotherhood Announce Second Leg Of National Tour

first_imgThe Chris Robinson Brotherhood are on quite a roll, adding a 35-date second leg to their 50+ show calendar in support of their new studio album – due out July 21. The Barefoot In The Head tour, which stretches from September through November, covers much of the U.S. with stops across the Gulf Coast, Southeast, Northeast and Midwest.Along the way, the Chris Robinson Brotherhood will return to The Capitol Theatre in Port Chester, NY, make their first ever performance at the historic Columbus Theatre in Providence, RI and play three two-night stands at Variety Playhouse in Atlanta, GA, Lincoln Theatre in Raleigh, NC and Ardmore Music Hall in Ardmore, PA.In addition to their previously announced dates, which includes a performance with Donavon Frankenreiter at the Stone Pony Summerstage, the Chris Robinson Brotherhood will kick off the September run off with three shows in Florida supporting Blackberry Smoke. The remainder of the dates will be “An Evening With…” headline performances featuring two sets each night.“After six years of solid touring with this band, we can still roll into Fayetteville, Arkansas on a Tuesday night and have the most fun of any musical thing I’ve ever been a part of. We don’t have the weight of responsibility or nostalgia, which means we’re in the very psychedelic situation of getting to be totally honest and create everything in the moment,” says Chris Robinson in a press release. “The music that we make, the concerts that we play, it’s this world we’ve created for ourselves and our people. We want everybody to understand that no matter where you are in your life that you can always be barefoot in your head. There’s always this other place you can go.”Listen to Chris Robinson Brotherhood’s latest single “High Is Not The Top” from their upcoming album below, and head to the band’s website for more information.CHRIS ROBINSON BROTHERHOOD (new dates are bold)Barefoot In The Head U.S. Tour DatesJuly 7 – Veneta, OR – Oregon Country FairAugust 5 – Petaluma, CA – Petaluma Music FestivalAugust 9 – Wilmington, NC – Greenfield Lake AmphitheatreAugust 10 – Asheville, NC – The Orange PeelAugust 11 – Virginia Beach, VA – Shaka’s LiveAugust 12 – Charlottesville, VA – Jefferson TheatreAugust 13 – Annapolis, MD – Rams Head On StageAugust 15 – Portsmouth, NH – The Music HallAugust 17 – Manunuck, RI – Ocean MistAugust 18 – Asbury Park, NJ – Stone Pony Summerstage **August 19 – Boston, MA – House of BluesAugust 20 – Holyoke, MA – Gateway City ArtsAugust 22 – Pittsburgh, PA – Mr. Small’s TheatreAugust 23 – State College, PA – The State TheatreAugust 24 – Ithaca, NY – The HauntAugust 25 – Woodstock, NY – Bearsville TheaterAugust 26 – Washington, DC – The 9:30 ClubSeptember 7 – Pompano Beach, FL – Pompano Beach Amphitheater * September 8 – St. Augustine, FL – St. Augustine Amphitheater * September 9 – St. Petersburg, FL – Jannus Landing * September 10 – Orlando, FL – The Social September 12 – Pensacola, FL – Vinyl Music Hall September 14 – Atlanta, GA – Variety Playhouse September 15 – Atlanta, GA – Variety Playhouse September 16 – Macon, GA – Cox Capitol Theatre September 17 – New Orleans, LA – The Civic TheatreSeptember 19 – Chattanooga, TN – Revelry Room September 21 – Oxford, MS – The Lyric Oxford September 22 – Charlotte, NC – Neighborhood Theatre September 23 – Louisville, KY – Bourbon & Beyond FestivalSeptember 24 – Knoxville, TN – Bijou Theater September 26 – Greensboro, NC – The Blind Tiger September 28 – Charleston, SC – Charleston Music Hall September 29 – Raleigh, NC – Lincoln Theatre September 30 – Raleigh, NC – Lincoln Theatre October 1 – Nashville, TN – Third & Lindsley October 3 – Baltimore, MD – Soundstage October 5 – Norfolk, CT – Infinity Hall October 6 – Ardmore, PA – Ardmore Music Hall October 7 – Ardmore, PA – Ardmore Music Hall November 2 – Westbury, NY – The Space at Westbury November 3 – Port Chester, NY – Capitol Theatre November 4 – Hartford, CT – Infinity Hall November 5 – Burlington, VT – Higher Ground November 7 – Portland, ME – Port City Music Hall November 9 – Providence, RI – Columbus Theatre November 11 – Cleveland, OH – House of Blues November 12 – Grand Rapids, MI – The Intersection November 14 – Columbus, OH – Newport Music Hall November 16 – Minneapolis, MN – Fine Line Music Cafe November 17 – Milwaukee, WI – Turner Hall Ballroom November 18 – Chicago, IL – Thalia Hall November 19 – Madison, WI – Barrymore Theatre* w/ Blackberry Smoke** w/ Donavon Frankenreiter[photo by Andrew O’Brien]last_img read more

Watch Pro-Shot Video Of John Mayer’s Full Guest Appearance With JRAD Last Weekend

first_imgThis past weekend, Dead & Company guitarist John Mayer made waves in the world of jam by making his second-ever appearance with “more-than-just-a” Dead cover band Joe Russo’s Almost Dead, nearly 1 year to the day after his first sit-in with the band during last year’s extended guest spot at Brooklyn Bowl.John Mayer Joins Joe Russo’s Almost Dead On Night 5 Of Fall Ball 2017 [Photos/Recap]The collaboration began when the band welcomed Mayer out for a first set-closing rendition of “Althea,” an appropriate song choice given that it was the tune that originally turned Mayer on to the Grateful Dead. After the song finished, Russo thanked “their good friend John Mayer,” and promised much more great music to come.When the band took the stage for set two, Mayer was once again in tow. He lent his guitar chops to the free-form jam that began the set and the “Here Comes Sunshine” -> “New Minglewood Blues.” The crowd let out a collective sigh as Mayer exited the stage following “New Minglewood” to give the core band a chance to do their thing, but Russo assured them that he was “sure we’ll see Mr. Mayer again soon.” He wasn’t lying, as John returned for the show’s encore, which began with an excellent piano solo and vocal performance of Dr. John‘s “Such A Night” (with humorous interjections like “start a Grateful Dead tribute band!” between stanzas of “if I don’t do it, somebody else will” and ad-libs like”I came here with my best friend Joe Fuckin Russo” for “my best friend Jim”; “Under the Brooklyn Bowl” for “Under the moonlight,” and more). Finally, after Mayer helped the band through a celebratory “Franklin’s Tower” to close the show, Russo remarked “once again for our special friend John Mayer, of the musics…”Now, full pro-shot footage of the entire portion of the 10/13/17 JRAD show featuring John Mayer has emerged on YouTube courtesy of user nn Jimmy, so you can relive the performance. It was such a night…Video Setlist: Althea; Jam > Here Comes Sunshine >New Minglewood Blues; Marco Solo > Such A Night, Franklin’s TowerSETLIST: Joe Russo’s Almost Dead | Brooklyn Bowl | NYC | 10/13/17Set One (9:36PM – 11:30PM)Jam @ ->Greatest Story Ever Told # >CandymanFeel Like A Stranger $Loser % ->Crazy FingersCosmic Charlie (SM/JR) ^ ->Jam ->Althea &Set Two (11:36PM – 1:24AM)Jam * ->Here Comes Sunshine + ->New Minglewood Blues @@Golden Road To Unlimited Devotion >Jam ## ->Lazy Lightning $$ ->China Doll %% (TH) ->Marco Solo ->There is a Mountain ^^ ->I Know You RiderENC:Marco Solo ->Such A Night & ->Franklin’s Tower &@ – With The Wheel Teases (Band)# – With an Unknown Tease (MB) and The Wheel Teases (TH)$ – With a “Chameleon” (Herbie Hancock) Tease (either SM or TH)% – With a “Nothing Else Matters” (Metallica) Tease (TH)^ – First Time Played by Almost Dead& – With John Mayer on Guitar* – With “Serpentine Fire (Earth, Wind & Fire) Teases & China Cat Teases (Band). With John Mayer on Guitar+ – With a Marco Solo that included a Cosmic Charlie Tease. With John Mayer on [email protected]@ – With a West LA Fadeaway Tease (MB). With John Mayer on Guitar## – With teases / jams of Uncle John’s, “Jolene” (American Babies), Ruben & Cerise, Playin in the Band & The Wheel if not more$$ – Not played by Almost Dead since 2016.02.14 at Higher Ground, Winooski, VT, a gap of 57 shows%% – First Time Played by Almost Dead, with teases of “No Quarter” (Led Zeppelin), “Run Like Hell” (Pink Floyd) & something else that I can’t read from my notes :/^^ – Donovan cover, very short, just the Chorus[Cover photo via Andrew Blackstein]last_img read more

String Cheese Incident Welcomes Umphrey’s McGee’s Kris Myers In Chicago [Videos]

first_imgPhoto: Aaron Bradley Following a rumbling “You’ve Got The World”, the band moved into a strong take on the beautiful tune “Joyful Sound”. Coming out of the tune, String Cheese Incident offered up one the nicest surprises of the night—an unexpected cover of Steppenwolf’s “Magic Carpet Ride”, a song that hadn’t been played since 7/20/2012. To end out the set in full, the group played a triumphant “Just One Story” before offering up two strong encores, first with “Barstool” and lastly with “Beautiful”.You can check out a gallery of photos from String Cheese’s performance at the Chicago Theatre last night below, courtesy of Aaron Bradley Engler.Setlist: String Cheese Incident | Chicago Theatre | Chicago, IL | 11/25/2017Set 1: Sirius ^, Stop Drop Roll, Little Hands > Song in my Head > Believe, Ophelia* > Way Back Home > RolloverSet 2: Drums +, Restless Wind > These Waves > Dijibouti Bump & > Hi Ho No Show, You’ve Got The World, Joyful Sound > Magic Carpet Ride % > Just One StoryE1 : BarstoolE2 : Beautiful^ Alan Parsons cover, * The Band cover, + W/ Kris Myers, & Scarlet Begonias tease, % Steppenwolf (Last Played 7/20/12) While classics showed up regularly during the start of the first set, String Cheese Incident mixed it up with “Believe”, the title track off their newest album released this summer. The rendition was particularly noteworthy given its effortlessness—booming and rolling, the band used the number to show what they’re all about. Charging onward, the band offered up the second cover of the night with a rendition of The Band’s “Ophelia”, creating an energy that would be carried into the set break. The jam out of “Ophelia” segued into “Way Back Home”, which drove head-on into a set-ending “Rollover”, making for the first set’s obvious highlight.Considering that Chicago is the hometown of Umphrey’s McGee drummer Kris Myers, it came to no surprise that Myers came out to join the band to begin the String Cheese Incident’s second set. During the first set, rumors buzzed around the theater that Kris was walking around, and what better way to prove those rumors true with an outstanding drum jam with Michael Travis and Jason Hann? Eventually, the drums ceased, and the strings came the forefront for a spellbinding “Restless Wind”, which seemlessly transitioned into “These Waves”. During “Dijubouti Bump”, the band broke into a very convincing “Scarlet Begonias” tease that sent many into a frenzy before fizzling out. The jam would finally catch a break after “Hi Ho No Show”.Drums with Kris Myers Photo: Aaron Bradley String Cheese Incident | Chicago Theatre | Chicago, IL | 11/25/2017 | Photos: Aaron Bradley Engler On Saturday night, November 25th, crowds made their way back to the historic Chicago Theatre for the second and final night of the String Cheese Incident’s Chicago run. Particularly in light of Friday’s strong, if not at moments surprising, performance, fans came ready for the highly anticipated final night of the band’s Thanksgiving run, marking the last shows the band will play before ringing in the New Year next month.String Cheese Incident Welcomes The Motet’s Dave Watts On Drums [Videos/Photos]String Cheese Incident started off the show with an Alan Parsons cover of “Sirius”. The tune opened up for a roundabout, during which Bill Nershi took time to introduce each member as the band, eliciting huge choruses of applause from the crowd after each name. Continuing on, the boys barreled through “Stop, Drop, Roll” before taking the audience on an odyssey with “Little Hands” and “Song In My Head”. From this point on, the tone was set and the show was in the full motion, with Cheese following up a powerful rendition of “Song in my Head”.“Sirius” Load remaining imageslast_img read more

Jimmy Herring Jams With Dave Matthews Band, Tropical Storm Postpones Sunday DMB Show

first_imgDave Matthews Band got some help from Jimmy Herring when they rolled through his hometown of Atlanta on Saturday night for a show at the Lakewood Amphitheater. The Widespread Panic guitarist made his appearance toward the end of the set to assist DMB with the old school fan favorites “Satellite” and “#41”.Last night also saw DMB open their set with their first-ever live rendition of “That Girl Is You”, a new track from their forthcoming album Come Tomorrow, which is slated for release on June 8th. The band released the studio version of the tune on Friday, one day before they gave it a go on stage in Atlanta.Dave Matthews Band with Jimmy Herring – “Satellite” [Video: Mitch Wright]Dave Matthews Band with Jimmy Herring – “#41”[Video: Snook3232]In related news, Dave Matthews Band’s concert at The Wharf in Orange Beach, AL has been postponed due to the anticipated arrival of Subtropical Storm Alberto. The band was scheduled to perform on Sunday, May 27th, but the event will be moved to a later date.“The Governor of the State of Alabama has issued a state of emergency regarding the impending Subtropical Storm Alberto,” The Wharf Amphitheater posted on its Facebook page. “We have been in contact with City of Orange Beach officials regarding their storm preparation and with the public’s safety as our primary concern, Dave Matthews Band concert tomorrow night, May 27 at The Wharf Amphitheater in Orange Beach, Alabama, is being postponed due to impending severe weather… A new rescheduled date and more information will be announced early next week. Please hold on to your tickets.”last_img read more