Month: March 2021

Peter Frampton And Gregg Allman Are Teaming Up For Summer Performances

first_imgLegendary rockers Peter Frampton and Gregg Allman will be performing together this summer, according to two newly-surfaced tour dates in July. Both artists have been hard at work, with Frampton announcing a major summer schedule alongside Lynyrd Skynyrd, and Allman putting in hours at the famed Muscle Shoals studio to work on a new album.With openings in their July calendars, the two singer/songwriters have revealed a handful of summer tour dates together. These include July 19th at the PNC Pavilion in Cincinnati, OH, July 20th at the Farm Bureau Insurance Lawn at White River State Park in Indianapolis, IN, July 22nd at the Red Hat Amphitheatre in Raleigh, NC, and July 26th at the Charlotte Metro Credit Union Amphitheatre in Charlotte, NC.Frampton is also performing as part of Allman’s Laid Back Festival in Chicago, IL on July 16th, though no lineup has been announced for the Jones Beach, NY edition of the Laid Back Festival scheduled for July 23rd. Frampton is not on the lineups for the Atlanta and Colorado editions of Laid Back, which are held on May 7th and September 25th, respectively.For more information about the Frampton/Allman concerts, head to Live Nation. Tickets go on sale this Friday, April 1st, at 10 AM Eastern.last_img read more

Listen To Full Audio From Twiddle’s Exciting Tour Opener In Raleigh

first_imgLast night, Twiddle kicked off a “Plumpty Dumpty” spring tour with a blowout performance at the Lincoln Theatre in Raleigh, NC. Expectations were certainly high, as the band has been going all out in recent live shows on the heels of their PLUMP album release.The tour opener was no exception, as the band got exploratory with a five-song set that lasted well over an hour. The excitement poured into the encore, as the group welcomed Andy Blair of Groove Fetish for the final song of the night, “Mamunes The Faun.”Thanks to taper Matt Moricle, we have full audio from the performance. Tune in below:For Twiddle fans, be sure to catch the group make their debut at the Capitol Theatre, with support from TAUK. That funky throwdown takes place on May 7th, and more information can be found here.Setlist: Twiddle at the Lincoln Theatre, Raleigh, NC – 3/29/16One Set: Indigo Trigger, Carter Candlestick, Brick Of Barley[1], Doinkinbonk!!![2], Earth Mama[3]Encore: Hatti’s Jam -> When It Rains, It Poors[4], Mamunes The Faun[5]Show Notes: This was the first night of the Plumptydumpty Tour. Groove Fetish opened the show. This show marked the debut of Ryan’s new C2D keyboard which he lovingly dubbed “Wynter”.[1] Prior to “Brick Of Barley” there was a “A Thousand Miles” (Vanessa Carlton) tease by Ryan. During the song there was a full band “X-Files Theme” tease. [2] “Doinkinbonk!!!” contained a “Little Drummer Boy” tease from Mihali & “Too Many Puppies” teases from Zdenek. There was also banter regarding “Tumble Down” from Zdenek near the end which also included a “Daydream Farmer” tease.[3] “Earth Mama” contained a “Stir It Up” tease from Zdenek. [4] During Ryan’s solo, the entire band got on their knees to jam it out with him.[5] “Mamunes The Faun” featured Andy Blair (Groove Fetish) on guitar.[Setlist via uTwiddle.net]last_img read more

Eric Clapton’s ‘I Still Do’ Embraces The Past Amid An Uncertain Future

first_imgFor his twenty-third studio album, I Still Do, legendary blues guitarist Eric Clapton revisits his musical roots while pondering a potential end of the road. With only two original tunes out of the album’s dozen tracks, and only one written by Clapton alone, it’s easy to wonder if Clapton is running low on things to say. Granted, with selections from Bob Dylan, J.J. Cale and Robert Johnson‘s respective catalogs, he’s certainly choosing material of the finest pedigree.  With recent health problems causing some distress and a lifetimeof rock n’ roll excess, it’s no wonder that the music of his latest release feels like the work of a weary man. That said, there seems to be a little fire left amid all the smoke and the signals of a potential retirement on the near horizon.Helping capture the guitarist’s vision was legendary audio guru Glyn Johns, who’s production work on Clapton’s seminal Slowhand album helped it become one of Clapton’s creative and commercial peaks. Johns has had a hand in capturing iconic music from more than just Clapton, producing and engineering landmark music from Led Zeppelin, The Clash, The Who, The Rolling Stones and many more. To help the visual aspect of the piece, Clapton again turned to a previous collaborator, artist Sir Peter Blake, who designed perhaps the most recognizable and beloved album artwork of all time: Sgt. Pepper’s by The Beatles.Clapton’s selection of artists to cover shows a tendency towards familiar ground. Opening the disc with a perfectly distorted guitar riff that feels as if it’s carved from the core of the blues itself, Clapton shows off the soulfulness that has earned him a place atop any “All Time Greats” list. His work on the opening track, Leroy Carr’s “Alabama Woman Blues,” seems a little formulaic in the context of his renowned body of work.The Bob Dylan penned “I Dreamed I Saw St. Augustine” uses the backing vocalists to their best effect, merging Clapton’s beloved clean tone in a way that stirs memories of fiery leads past. Clapton’s most engaged performance on the record is a rollicking take on Robert Johnson’s “Stones In My Passway.” Hearing him tear into the work of his declared idol sets the rest of the more dispirited performances that make up the balance of I Still Do in sharp and slightly unflattering relief.The two Clapton originals, “Catch The Blues” and “Spiral,” do add something to the Clapton catalog. Though reminiscent of numerous other compositions, “Catch The Blues” shows that there’s still some some different avenues not exhausted. “Spiral” follows in that vein, with a stellar use of flat notes and sharp fills that counterpoint the gruff and grumbley voice that has spawned legions of imitators. A call and response moment in the middle of “Spiral” surely sends chills down the spines of his devoted fan base.Watch the video for Spiral below:Closing I Still Do with the classic standard “I’ll Be Seeing You,” Clapton’s acoustic work shows that, though his spirit might be weary, it hasn’t fully faded.  When he sings “I’ll be looking at the moon, but I’ll be seeing you,” it’s a clear signal of what’s on his mind.  If Clapton does choose to take his final studio bow, he will have capped one of the most remarkable music careers in modern history, But something about the promise of the two originals on the album has his loyal admirers hoping for at least one encore before the final curtain.last_img read more

BomberJam Musicians BBQ To Bring Great Artists Together For A Worthy Cause

first_imgCome September 18th, a number of talented artists will head out to the BomberJam Musicians BBQ in Medford, NJ for a celebration of life and music! The one-day festival is a fundraiser for the National Brain Tumor Society, and just $25 will get you live music, food, beer, and so much more.The event will see performances from Swift Technique, Stone, Whiskey Grin, The Hess Brothers, TwentyThree North, The Flying Circus, The Quixote Project, and an All Star Open Jam hosted by Frank C. Morley and Jacob Graff. There will also be additional events, including a raffle with items donated by musicians like Scott Stapp, The Revivalists and more.For more information about this exciting fundraiser, head here!last_img read more

Listen To The Full moe. Tribute Set To Pink Floyd From Peach Festival

first_imgJam group moe. turned heads at The Peach Music Festival in Scranton, PA last weekend, playing not only a daytime set of their original music but returning for a late night tribute to Pink Floyd. The set saw moe. digging deep and bringing out some incredible covers of some Pink Floyd songs. Opening with “In The Flesh” from The Wall, moe. traversed the Pink Floyd catalog and pulled out so many great songs.Among the many highlights from moe.’s Pink Floyd set were tracks like “Shine On You Crazy Diamond,” “Fearless” and more. Fortunately, you can hear the full set audio, thanks to taper Ted Gakidis! Stream the full moe. performance below.moe. continues their summer touring with an exciting co-bill at Red Rocks Amphitheatre with Gov’t Mule next weekend, on August 25th, before kicking off an extended end-of-summer run.[Photo from NYC Run in March 2016, by Paul Citone]last_img read more

Bruce Springsteen Blasts US Immigration Ban Onstage In Australia [Watch]

first_imgBruce Springsteen has never been shy about his political views. He was a close friend and vocal supporter of Barack Obama during his presidency and even received the Presidential Medal of Freedom from Obama late last year. He was also a staunch advocate for Hillary Clinton during the 2016 election season. Even after Clinton’s electoral loss, Bruce indirectly made a strong statement to Donald Trump by playing a farewell show at the White House for Obama while the Springsteen cover band Trump booked for an inauguration gala pulled out of the performance out of respect for The Boss’s views.Springsteen’s passionate views have only gotten louder since Trump took office. Over the weekend, he once again took shots at the President, this time in response to Trump’s recent executive order denying entry to the U.S. for citizens of seven predominantly Muslim countries, including refugees and green card holders. At a concert in Adelaide, Australia, Springsteen took a break between songs to decry the executive order, calling it “anti-democratic and fundamentally un-American” after calling America a “nation of immigrants.”Springsteen continued, “Tonight, we want to add our voices to the thousands of Americans who are protesting at airports around our country the Muslim ban and the detention of foreign nationals and refugees.” He followed his statement with a rendition of what he referred to as “an immigrant’s song,” “American Land.” Originally from his 2006 release We Shall Overcome: The Seeger Sessions, the song is inspired by a poem by immigrant steelworker Andrew Kovaly entitled “He Lies in the American Land.”You can watch Springsteen speak out against the immigration ban below, via his Twitter: Bruce continues his Australia run on February 2nd with a performance at AAMI Park in Melbourne.[Photo via Billboard]last_img read more

Hiker Used Phish, The Grateful Dead, And Over 300K Calories To Conquer The Appalachian Trail

first_imgLate last year, hiker Karl “Speedgoat” Meltzer broke the record for the fastest completion of the Appalachian Trail, traversing the rocky rough from Maine to Georgia in just under 46 days. Phish fans quickly pointed out the number in amusement, and jokes about Meltzer’s run and the Phish song “46 Days” flooded social media. But Meltzer’s record-breaking time wasn’t just a coincidental mainstream reference that Phish fans could enjoy–the number had just as much significance to Meltzer himself. As he revealed after the run, his secret weapon was the extensive playlist that he listened to while on the move, which heavily featured the likes of Phish and the Grateful Dead.He went on to explain that jam bands have served as a huge inspiration to him. In an interview with Trail Running Mag, Meltzer said, “There was a lot of Grateful Dead, but not the studio stuff – the stuff where they really get jamming for a long time,” he says. “I had some Strange Folk, a little Phish. I like that jam stuff.”We like that jam stuff too, Karl. We like that jam stuff too.But it wasn’t just the jams that powered Karl’s 2,000 mile trek. A video shared by Red Bull documents just how much fuel it took to the hiker to achieve his goal:That’s right–the recipe for a record-setting jaunt across the Appalachian Trail is simple: 12 pounds of bacon, 86 waffles, 20 sausage links, 20 sausage patties, 40 candy bars, 30 glazed donuts, 80 yogurts, 4 gallons of ice cream, 80 oatmeal cookies, 18 hash browns, 2 pounds of chicken, 4 pounds of steak, 12 cheeseburgers, 46 beers, 10,350 oz. of water, and 190 Red Bulls–totaling some 348,000 calories–with a heaping side of jam.You can get the full story about Karl Meltzer’s historic Appalachian trek here.A film about Meltzer, Karl Meltzer: Made To Be Broken, is available now on Red Bull TV[h/t – Red Bull]last_img read more

BREAKING: Several Dead, Many More Injured In Explosions At Ariana Grande Concert In Manchester

first_imgIn a terrifying scene, a pair of explosions rang out at the end of pop singer Ariana Grande‘s concert at Manchester Arena in Manchester, England this evening. The story is still developing, but initial reports from police indicate that several people were killed in the blasts, and many more have been injured.Terrifying photos of scared and bloodied concert-goers have begun to surface via British news outlets.Erin McDougle, 20, from Newcastle told The Guardian: “There was a loud bang at the end of the concert. The lights were already on so we knew it wasn’t part of the show. At first we thought it was a bomb. There was a lot of smoke. People started running out. When we got outside the arena there were dozens of police vans and quite a few ambulances.” A group of young men from Sheffield said they had seen at least five people covered in blood and others being carried out by bouncers. “Ariana Grande had just gone behind the curtain and the lights came up when there was this massive bang and a big cloud of smoke. I saw five people with blood all down them.” Sophie Tedd, 25, from Darlington, said the noise and smoke seemed to come from the tiered seating stage right. “We were sitting on that side then suddenly there was this big bang in the block next to us. Everyone started screaming and we nearly got trampled on. There was a burning smell.”Police have instructed all people to stay away from the arena as they assess the situation and tend to those in need of help.We will be sure to update you on the horrifying events in Manchester as more information becomes available.[via The Guardian][Photographs: Joel Goodman/LNP]last_img read more

Scramble Campbell Depicts Col. Bruce Hampton’s Final Concert To Benefit Memorial Fund

first_imgScramble Campbell—the live music painter known for his brightly-colored, expressionistic paintings of bands, musicians, and music events—captured Hampton 70 in his most recent masterpiece. The event celebrated the 70th birthday of the “Grandaddy of the Jam Scene,” Col. Bruce Hampton and gathered Derek Trucks, Jimmy Herring, Warren Haynes, John Bell, Dave Schools, Duane Trucks, Brandon “Taz” Niederauer, Jeff Sipe, Jon Fishman, John Popper, and 30 other renowned musicians at the Fox Theatre in Atlanta, Georgia. It was during this glorious four-hour event that Col. Bruce took his final bow, kneeling to the ground and peacefully returning to outer space. Surrounded by his musical family and friends, during the encore of his favorite song, the death of Col. Bruce Hampton was perhaps the most magnificent happening in rock and roll history.Listen To Jon Fishman, John Bell, And More Talk About Col. Bruce From Hampton 70, His Surreal Final ShowTo commemorate the wild spectacle and those glorious final moments on stage, Scramble Campbell created a new piece of work as an important extension of the experience. The image depicts Col. Bruce Hampton in the middle of the stage, surrounded by all the artists performing at Hampton 70, with an out-of-body version of Col. Bruce beckoning his final moments. Scramble Campbell’s painting will be available only through the “Zambi Army Scrambled” efforts, which will offer the Zambi Army Painting as a poster, t-shirt, and tote bag. All proceeds will benefit The Col. Bruce Hampton Memorial Fund, which was established to help mitigate the expenses Bruce’s family has incurred from his untimely passing.***Please note that today is the last day to purchase these special offers, though donations can be made at any time.***More information can be found here.last_img read more

Emmylou Harris, Jackson Browne, Steve Earle, Graham Nash, & More Announce Benefit “Lantern Tour”

first_imgThis fall, from October 23rd to 28th, a number of high-profile artists will embark on a five-night run across the East Coast, with the intention of raising money to benefit migrant and refugee families. Dubbed The Lantern Tour, each stop will feature an “intimate evening of acoustic music.” Per the event’s website,The Lantern Tour brings together art and advocacy to stand with families seeking safety at the U.S. border and the nightmare that has become their existence.  From separating families to detaining them to making it harder for people to claim asylum, migrant and refugee families – including children – are under attack by the Trump administration. The Women’s Refugee Commission is at the front lines – at the border and in detention centers –  to protect the rights and lives of women and children fleeing danger and crisis. The concerts will feature an evening of acoustic music by legends in the music industry that will allow us all to unite our voices in song and solidarity. Proceeds will go to benefit the Women’s Refugee Commission.Per a statement from Emmylou Harris, one of the headliners of the tour, “The Women’s Refugee Commission has been on the front lines in advocating for the safety of women and children.” She continued, “Their work is as remarkable as it is critical, especially right now. It is my honor to partner with this incredible organization and to bring my friends along for what I know will be a powerful tour.”With shows in Nashville, TN; Washington, DC; Collingswood, NJ; Boston, MA; and New York, NY, in addition to Emmylou Harris, the five-night tour will boast performances from Jackson Browne, Graham Nash, Mary Chapin Carpenter, Shawn Colvin, Lila Downs, and Steve Earle. While the Lantern Tour has a tapped a star-studded lineup for its fall run, the event notes that the performers may vary from night to night and city to city.For more information and for ticketing, head to The Lantern Tour’s website here.The Lantern Tour 2018 Tour Dates: Oct. 23 – Nashville, TN – City WineryOct. 25 – Washington, DC – Warner TheatreOct. 26 – Collingswood, NJ – Scottish Rite AuditoriumOct. 27 – Boston, MA – Orpheum TheatreOct. 28 – New York, NY – Town HallView All Tour Dateslast_img read more