Camp Barefoot has just released their 10th annual festival lineup! Founded in 2007, the festival continued to see growth and support from loyal attendees and new fans alike. Held from August 18-20 in a new location, Elkins, WV, the festival announced headlining performances from Ghostland Observatory, theNEWDEAL (2 Sets), Keller Williams (Keller Loves Canon & Solo Set) and ALO.The full lineup also sees late night sets from Dopapod, Pigeons Playing Ping Pong, and The Motet, as well as performances from The Werks, TAUK, The Nth Power, Jennfier Hartswick Band (ft. Natalie Cressman), Big Something x2, Giant Panda Guerilla Dub Squad and more!The lineup banner can be seen below, and tickets are available via the festival’s website.
Two legendary staples of live music are joining forces tonight, as Led Zeppelin singer Robert Plant is performing with his band The Sensational Shape Shifters on the longest-running music-oriented television program, Austin City Limits. Plant previously performed on the show in 2002, making this reunion all the more special. While the performance was previously taped, it begins airing at 9:00 PM Eastern, tonight!Thanks to our friends at LiveList, you can stream the show through the L4LM Channel on their stream database. Kick back, relax, and enjoy the free broadcast below: You can check out the full listing of shows on the L4LM LiveList channel below:
This Friday, April 1st, members of the New Orleans musical community will come together at Tipitina’s for SABOTAGE, a tribute to the legendary Beastie Boys. Tickets are available here!Members of the tribute include Jermaine Quiz (Jealous Monk), KC O’Rourke (Flow Tribe), [email protected] Peoples ([email protected] Peoples Collective), Michael Fouquier (Gravity A), Andrew Meehan (Gravity A), and James Martin (Trombone Shorty’s Orleans Ave). SABOTAGE will feature full band versions of classic Beastie songs, focusing on Licensed To Ill and more of their greatest hits. Fronting the live band will be Jermaine Quiz, [email protected] Peoples, and KC O-Rourke. The multimedia experience boasts theatre-like sets, video projections as well as numerous costume changes.Quiz says, “The Beastie Boys were a legendary group which transcended genres with their unapologetic and explosive take on hip hop. We aim to try and harness some of that raw energy and attitude for our performance.”This will undoubtedly be a wild show that will get you head-bobbing and dancing. For our friends in Mississippi, you can catch this rambunctious group at Kress Live in Biloxi, MS the following night, April 2nd. Tickets are available here.
Released on May 27th, 1963, The Freewheelin’ Bob Dylan marked the second-ever release for the musical poet known as Bob Dylan, and his first major breakthrough as a recording artist. While Dylan’s debut album, Bob Dylan, only featured two original songs, the second release sees Dylan penning new and original lyrics and setting them to the melodies of many famed traditional American ballads. The result is something uniquely Bob Dylan, and captured the hearts of a rising counterculture movement in America.With issues of civil rights and nuclear warfare on the country’s collective mind, Dylan tackled these issues head-on with his new compositions. The album’s opening song is probably the most famous of Dylan’s protest music, a little tune called “Blowin’ In The Wind.” Whereas Dylan’s earlier songs were mostly focused on singular incidents, “Blowin’ In The Wind” captured a more general feeling of discontent. The music was lifted from a Negro spiritual called “No More Auction Block,” only modernized to capture the unrest in the American sociopolitical climate of the early 1960’s.The album features more of Dylan’s well known songs, including “A Hard Rain’s a-Gonna Fall.” Another protest song, some have thought “Hard Rain” referred to the fallout from nuclear warfare, but Dylan again said the song more generally refers to the consequences of malicious actions. “No, it’s not atomic rain, it’s just a hard rain. It isn’t the fallout rain. I mean some sort of end that’s just gotta happen … In the last verse, when I say, ‘the pellets of poison are flooding the waters’, that means all the lies that people get told on their radios and in their newspapers,” he said in a 1963 interview. When the song first debuted, audiences were floored by its complexity and raw power.Another song that has made its way into the folk annals is “Don’t Think Twice, It’s All Right.” In the liner notes, Dylan gives a vague explanation to the song’s meaning, saying “It isn’t a love song. It’s a statement that maybe you can say to make yourself feel better. It’s as if you were talking to yourself.” It captures the emotional sadness of the downtrodden and the hopeless pleas to pick oneself up from such a depressive state. The song was inspired by Dylan’s love, Suze Rotolo, who had relocated to Italy and was considering an indefinite move there.Of course, there are many more songs on this album than these three, including a cover of the classic “Corinna, Corinna” and blues standards like “Talkin’ World War III Blues” and “Bob Dylan’s Blues.” He captured the folk scene with hits like “Girl from the North Country” and “Masters of War” as well, only confirming his reputation as a glorious songwriter and musician.The album has since gone platinum in the US and hit #1 in Britain after its release. 53 years later, Dylan and his sophomore effort, The Freewheelin’ Bob Dylan, remain a vital influence for music makers today. Thank you for the music, Mr. Dylan.Freewheelin’ Bob Dylan Tracklistings01 A Hard Rain’s A-Gonna Fall02 Bob Dylan’s Blues03 Bob Dylan’s Dream04 Corrine, Corrina05 Don’t Think Twice, It’s Alright06 Down the Highway07 Girl from the North Country08 Honey, Just Allow Me One More Chance09 I Shall Be Free10 Masters of War11 Oxford Town12 Talking World War III Blues
Continuing to impress fans with their jammed out takes on Beethoven, Reed Mathis and Electric Beethoven have some more music in store for their fans! The group will head West for their first-ever shows in Colorado, playing a four night run throughout the state in the month of November.Getting To Know Electric Beethoven: An Interview With Reed MathisThe four night run stretches from November 12-15, but not before the band makes their NYC debut with a stop at Brooklyn Comes Alive on October 22nd, following by two intimate Manhattan club shows at American Beauty and DROM the following week. More info about that here.You can see the band’s full announcement regarding the new Colorado shows, below:Reed Mathis & Electric Beethoven is setting sail for our first foray into the Rocky Mountain range with a head full of that Mile High state of mind, and a heart full of melodies that somehow have the power to unite us on both sides of the great divide. What we’re trying to say is… we’re coming to Colorado and are politely requesting…no, demanding…that you come down from the mountains for this one. We’re coming to help heal your pain, acknowledge your sorrows, and awake your joy. And to make you dance, yes dance, to the music of Ludwig Van Beethoven.NOV 12: Denver, CO; CervantesPresenting the complete Symphony No. 3NOV 13: Denver, CO; CervantesPresenting the complete Symphony No. 6NOV 14: Fort Collins, CO; Aggie TheatreNOV 15: Boulder, CO; Fox TheatreWARNINGS::– All shows are two full sets with a short intermission (*unless otherwise stated or wild-card circumstances prevent rock-steady fun.)– All music was composed by Ludwig Van Beethoven. Well…except for the many, many moments when the music is being composed, via full-band improvisation, in the moment by the both the musicians on stage and by the energy swirling around the room.– The quartet will feature Reed Mathis (Billy & the Kids / Jacob Fred), Jay Lane (Primus / Ratdog), Todd Stoops (RAQ, John Kadlecik Band), and Clay Welch (Death Mask).Don’t forget: We’ll be in Buffalo tonight, Cleveland on Thursday and close out the tour with our album release party at the State Theatre in Falls Church, where we will be selling the CDs that officially drop that day. Vinyl to follow.
Of course, a security guard at MSG is far from confirmation, and these shows probably won’t be announced until after Mexico – if they’re even really happening. Regardless, this makes us feel good, but probably not as good as that “Harry Hood” made Nicholas Orr feel last week… It’s a rumor that we’ve all heard, the Baker’s Dozen Residency at Madison Square Garden. The word is that Phish will be playing 13 shows this summer at the famed NYC venue, despite just finishing up a four night stand there for New Year’s Eve.While details remain scarce, one security guard at MSG seems to be confident that these rumors are true. In the following short video clip, he says it outright, and it’s music to our ears. Check it out below.
Phil Lesh concluded his three night run at the Brooklyn Bowl Las Vegas, bringing the regular musicians from his home venue Terrapin Crossroads for a matinee performance. The show featured Grahame Lesh, Ross James and Alex Koford, with special guest work from Chris Robinson Brotherhood members Neal Casal and Adam MacDougall.The one set performance featured some tight playing from the whole band, opening with “Help On The Way > Slipknot!” before heading into “Fire On The Mountain.” Lesh & co. would then return to “Slipknot!” before bringing out the upbeat “Franklin’s Tower,” and the hits kept on coming. “Bird Song,” “Jack Straw,” “Lady With A Fan/Terrapin Station,” and an encore “Touch of Grey” were among some of the Grateful Dead classics touted by the band throughout the night.Check out the setlist below, as well as a full gallery from Erik Kabik.Setlist: Phil Lesh & The Terrapin Family Band | Brooklyn Bowl | Las Vegas, NV | 1/22/17Set: Help on the Way > (GL)Slipknot! >Fire on the Mountain > (AK)Slipknot! >Franklin’s Tower (NC, RJ)Never Been to Spain (NC)Bird Song > (PL)Jack Straw > (AK, GL, NC)Like a Rolling Stone (RJ)Lady with a Fan > (PL)Terrapin Station > (AK, GL, NC)I Know You Rider (all)E: Touch of Grey (AK) Load remaining images
Setlist: 311 | Hammerstein Ballroom | New York, NYC | 7/11/2017Set: Perfect Mistake, Beautiful Disaster, Hive, Wildfire, All Mixed Up, Random, Too Late, Come Original, Hey Yo, Bass Solo, Syntax Error, Amber, Brodels, Applied Science, Till The City’s On Fire, Don’t Stay Home, Face In the Wind, Too Much To Think, You Wouldn’t Believe,One & the Same, CreaturesEncore: Omaha Stylee, On A Roll, Down On Tuesday, reggae-rap fusion act 311 hit the Hammerstein Ballroom in New York City. While the band hit the mainstream in the ’90’s, the group is still going strong after more than two decades, with twelve studio albums under their belt, including the latest from the group, 2017’s MOSAIC. Still sporting a rabid following, 311 proved why fans have consistently stuck with the group, putting on a high-octane performance in New York on Tuesday. You can check out the group’s rendition of “Perfect Mistake” from the night below, courtesy of Highlark Magazine. You can also check out photos from the night below, courtesy of Stephen Olker. Photo: Stephen Olker Load remaining images
[H/T Quartz] The 45th President of the United States, Donald Trump, is currently in France, finishing up his visit on Bastille Day, France’s holiday marking the start of their democratic republic, which also doubled as a celebration of the 100th anniversary of the United States entering World War II. Trump joined Emmanuel Macron, the newly elected French president, for a celebration of the annual holiday, which included a parade down the famed Champs-Élysées.Watch Alec Baldwin As Donald Trump Cover Leonard Cohen’s “Hallelujah” On SNLViewing the Bastille Day Parade in Paris, Trump and Macron were of noticeably different demeanors. At one point, a military marching band paid tribute to Daft Punk, serving both as a highlight of the parade and allowing us to get a glimpse at how Trump really feels about the French electronic duo’s music. Listening to the medley of “Get Lucky,” “One More Time” and “Digital Love,” the French President—who is only 39—looked overjoyed by the display. Trump, at 71 years of age, looked noticeably less enthused about the marching band’s performance. You can check out a video clip of the performance below, which features cut-aways to both Macron and Trump, making for a hilarious juxtaposition.
When The Peach Festival hosted its inaugural event back in 2012, it quickly became an Allman Brother Band extended family gathering. Year after year, the festival hosts the band and its members’ various side projects on its lineup, and 2017 is no different. This year, The Peach Festival boasts sets from Warren Haynes’s Gov’t Mule (who will be joined by friends such as John Scofield), Jaimoe’s Jasssz Band, the final performance from Les Brers, and an Allstar Tribute to Greg Allman & Butch Trucks, making for what is sure to be a weekend full of touching ABB-inspired moments from the multitude of artists set to appear from August 10th to 13th at Montage Mountain in Scranton, PA.2017 hasn’t been an easy year for family, friends, and the scores of adoring fans of the iconic Allman Brothers Band. With the tragic loss of founding drummer Butch Trucks back in January followed by the news that Gregg Allman had succumbed to liver cancer in May, to say the wind has been knocked out of many of our proverbial sails would be a major understatement. And while there have been many tributes from artists across the musical spectrum these past few months, nothing will compare to the collective energy and vibe that will be experienced at this year’s Peach Festival. With the artists in attendance and the gathering of fans far and wide, Montage Mountain will witness a truly cathartic experience.One can expect both somber moments and those of sheer joy at this year’s Peach Festival. There will be tears shed, hugs doled out in abundance, countless stories shared amongst friends and strangers, and divine musical moments as each and every person on-site helps create a proper send off to both Allman and Trucks. Not to mention there will be plenty of chills running up and down spines throughout the weekend as the spirit of rock ‘n’ roll past takes hold of the thousands in attendance.High on the list of must-see chill-inducing performances slated to go down at Peach is “A Peach Tribute To Gregg Allman and Butch Trucks.” The master and former ABB keyboardist Chuck Leavell (currently with The Rolling Stones) will lead the tribute as musical director, alongside ABB members Jaimoe, Oteil Burbridge, and Marc Quinones. Butch’s nephew and Widespread Panic drummer Duane Trucks, Gregg’s son guitarist Devon Allman, former ABB guitarist Jack Pearson, rising guitarist and vocalist Marcus King, keyboardist Bruce Katz (who has toured with both Butch and Gregg’s bands, and Les Brers) Lamar Williams Jr., son of former bassist Lamar Williams and vocalist of Les Brers, guitarist Pat Bergeson of Les Brers, musical director of the Gregg Allman Band and guitarist Scott Sharrard, GAB keyboardist Pete Levin, Berry Oakley Jr., son of original ABB bassist Berry Oakley, and Butch Trucks’s son and guitarist Vaylor Trucks will all participate in this monstrous tribute to the Allman Brothers Band.As Chuck Leavell expressed in a press release, “This is a golden opportunity for those of us that were close to Gregg and Butch to pay homage to them and celebrate their lives and their many contributions to music. I’m proud to be a part of it and can’t wait to share the stage with all the great players that will be a part of it.”While many will come to the realization that the Allman Brothers Band proper is no longer, the spirit of the group lives on in its many extensions. The roots that Duane Allman began to put down almost fifty years ago—ones that Gregg continued to water after the tragic motorcycle accident that took his legendary guitarist brother—have become the foundation of Southern blues rock. The Allman Brothers spawned the likes of Lynyrd Skynyrd, the Marshall Tucker Band, Gov’t Mule, Tedeschi Trucks Band, North Mississippi Allstars, The Black Crowes, the Drive-By Truckers, The Marcus King Band, and so many more throughout the years, and will continue to inspire countless musicians for years to come.This year at The Peach Festival, many offerings will be raised in honor of the two major losses that hit the Allman Brothers Band world this year. It is something that fans of the legendary group, and those that simply respect the long history of rock music, will not want to miss. These are the moments that we live for and appreciate the most when it comes to the love of music and the celebration of life.The String Cheese Incident’s ‘Allman Brothers Family Incident’ at Peach Festival 2016:[via Rock, Roots, & Blues – Live]This year’s lineup includes sets from Widespread Panic (2 Nights), My Morning Jacket, Gov’t Mule & Friends featuring John Scofield, Umphrey’s McGee, Joe Russo’s Almost Dead, and Mike Gordon. The festival will also see sets by Lettuce featuring Chaka Khan, Greensky Bluegrass, Dark Star Orchestra, Galactic, Rich Robinson’s Magpie Salute, Keller Williams’ Kwahtro, Cabinet (2 sets), Hayley Jane & The Primates, Pink Talking Fish Eats a Peach (A full performance of Eat A Peach intertwined with Pink Floyd, The Talking Heads, and Phish songs) and many more incredibly talented acts in addition to must-see collaborations with the artists-at-large, the Turkuaz Horns and Primate Fiasco.Tickets are on sale now at ThePeachMusicFestival.com. For CID travel packages, VIP, and festival details, visit the festival website. For event updates and additional information, join the Facebook Event page. Check out the full festival lineup below: