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Last night in Providence, John Mayer was deep in his second set and took a nod from the Grateful Dead songbook from his Dead & Company experience and gave "Fire on the Mountain" a run. Check it out here. https://youtu.be/cJJXTnuYcPM Here's the setlist from the show... Edit this setlist | More John Mayer setlists
Dead & Company have reported their summer tour earnings into the industry watchdogs and Billboard is saying they're up on top of the list with their recent run. The numbers reported, well, are quite staggeringly good. According to figures reported to Billboard Boxscore, the group added $29.8 million to its 2019 tour total with new reports for 12 shows. In...
John Mayer is using his time off from the Grateful Dead project known as Dead & Company to do a full US tour with his solo band. For the first time on a full arena tour, Mayer is doing the two-set approach to make sure he can fit in more music to the fans. Last night in Albany, New York, the...
Ryan Adams...he's back for some reason. And he doesn't want to heal, he wants to work. And ugh, honestly, I feel bad that he feels this way, because this latest outburst is not a good look at all. In a series of social media messages posted last night, Ryan Adams followed up a self-imposed media silence after a report in...
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The Beastie Boys have dipped into their archives once again and will be releasing a series of six EP's over the next few weeks. The first two have already dropped, also. Over the span of three weeks, the six EPs - featuring B-sides, remixes, live versions and more - will appear on streaming services, beginning today with the 1989 six-track...
The Rolling Stones brought their No Filter 2019 Tour to Jacksonville, Florida they brought their pals The Revivalists to open for them. https://twitter.com/therevivalists/status/1151609213056978946 Earlier this month, the Mayor of Jacksonville issued a proclamation that July 19 would be forever declared as Rolling Stones Day. It's also quite fitting that he issued this as the mayor Lenny Curry also happens to celebrate...
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Skrillex just dropped two new bangers on his YouTube channel which you can sample here. One of the tracks has him linking up with producer Alvin Risk again, while the next one he's got Beam dropping some vocal flows onto the piece. Check out the new sessions below... Fuji Opener featuring Alvin Risk. https://youtu.be/QM6OwLTpO9s Mumbai Power features Beam. https://youtu.be/2dYFJdQf7rs
During the regular season the Los Angeles Sparks hold an exclusive, "Camp Day," where summer camps are invited to attend a Sparks day-game matchup. Today the DJ was dropping some hammers and when the Lil Nas X "Old Town Road" came on, you know that whole place went hard on the "Can't Nobody Tell Me Nothing" line! Watch the video below...
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Tyler, The Creator reveals to Zane Lowe, the thoughts, feelings, and sounds making up his fifth album, IGOR.
The new documentary about The Band and their principal songwriter Robbie Robertson will screen on the opening night of the Toronto International Film Festival. The documentary, Once Were Brothers: Robbie Robertson and The Band, recounts the story of one of Canada's musical legends and will world premiere at the festival at the gala presentation hosted on Thursday, Sept. 5, at...
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The Disco Biscuits will be kicking off their Camp Bisco music festival today and they'll be webcasting their sets for free via YouTube. Tune in here for their kickoff but stay subscribed on their YouTube channel for the action as the weekend progresses... https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0H-llHnCl_8
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In one of the most easily over-shadowed media drop in Phish's history, the band put out a stellar version of "Simple" from the Bangor, Maine Night Two show earlier this summer on their YouTube channel. Then this morning, they "premiered" their version of the "Ruby Waves" jam that appeared at Alpine Valley which is the one most people were talking...
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"This Bob Weir-John Barlow song was only in the Dead's repertoire for four years, but it was a terrific first set addition, played in several arrangements, sometimes with a drumming introduction, and sometimes with the entire band coming in for a grand intro. I saw this at four of the first six shows I attended, and then it was...
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Phish finished up their Alpine Valley run and their summer tour with one of the biggest jams of their careers, a 38 minute version of "Ruby Waves." Highlighting a recent written re-written tune that Trey Anastasio brought to his side project Ghosts of the Forest, Trey's other band Phish has given the song a few plays this summer but it...
watch eyes of the world from grateful dead at the movies 2019 show
The Grateful Dead will be hosting their annual Meet-Up at the Movies this August 1st, 2019, featuring a show back from June 17, 1991 at Giants Stadium. Rolling Stone got a clip of the show opener that night "Eyes of the World" featuring Bobby in those jorts you love and a ripping seven piece band featuring Vince Welnick and Bruce...
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The Boston Red Sox have announced they'll be hosting a night celebrating the enigmatic rock legend and Grateful Dead frontman, Jerry Garcia. Join us as we celebrate iconic rock legend Jerry Garcia at Fenway Park on Tuesday, August 6. With the purchase of your ticket through this special offer, you will receive a Jerry Garcia Red Sox t-shirt. Sizes will...
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Phish just finished up their summer tour with a three night run at Alpine Valley, but the weekend ahead of that the band played two HUGE shows at Boston's Fenway Park. On Night #1 the band delivered a monstrous "Fuego" where all I could say at the time was "it got super deep and interesting" so I'm glad I'm giving...
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Lizzo and Cardi B will both make their live-action feature film debut in Hustlers . Set to hit theaters on September 13th, the STXfilms production tells the true story of a group of New York City strippers who became involved in a Wall Street embezzlement scheme.
Four Tet has released a new single called "Dreamer" now available for streaming/purchase over at his Bandcamp page. Check out the track below. Dreamer by Four Tet
Jack White, Brendan Benson, Jack Lawrence, and Patrick Keeler – have added six new dates in Texas, Louisiana, Alabama and Florida to the extensive headline world tour behind their chart-topping new album Help Us Stranger (Third Man Records). The Texas dates will feature support from The Hunt Sales Memorial (former drummer for Iggy Pop and Tin Machine). See below for...
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Dumpstaphunk honored the recently passed Dr. John with a big version of "Right Place Wrong Time" with their buds The Soul Rebels as they warmed up the crowd waiting for The Rolling Stones to hit the stage at the SuperDome in New Orleans. Check out the video here.
Yet another nail in the coffin for this year's pending Woodstock 50 music festival, as the festival site and town planners at Vernon Downs have upheld the denial originally issued when the promoters filed an application there. An open house was held in advance of a town meeting to determine whether or not the festival’s permit application for the site...
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Dave Matthews Band have confirmed a FREE webcast for their upcoming concert in Bristow, Virginia at Jiffy Lube Live this weekend. Tune into the YouTube above this upcoming Saturday, July 20 at 8pm EDT for the show. We'll have the setlist and whatnot here as the show progresses.
harvest moon benefit concert 2019 live music blog
The first ever Harvest Moon daytime benefit concert has been announced for this upcoming Saturday, September 14th. Set to take place at the Painted Turtle camp in Lake Hughes, CA which is an hour away from Los Angeles, the event will feature music from Father John Misty, Norah Jones, and Neil Young on a grassy hillside with unobstructed views of...
Lil Nas X just released the first "official video" for the "Old Town Road" remix feat. Billy Ray Cyrus, Young Thug, and Mason Ramsey that dropped last week. We only had animojis at first, now we have a full animation of what this motley crew of country pop stars would look like if they were leading the charge on storming...
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Sean Lennon served as the latest guest on the WTF Podcast with Marc Maron. Fascinating, fascinating interview... Sean Lennon admits that he was naïve about his family legacy when he began a career in music. He also admits that when he received bad reviews for his first solo record, deep down he agreed with them. Sean talks with Marc about...
The Disco Biscuits are gearing up for a big weekend at Camp Bisco and to celebrate they're dropping a ton of new pro-shot videos on their YouTube channel to count down to the festival. Check out the jams below... First up is the Bisco classic then a transition into the LCD Soundsystem jam "Tribulations". https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CuhDyxINM8c For those that "like" to party, this next...
The Rolling Stones finally delivered the set that New Orleans deserved after a bunch of sad cancellations and date changes. Dumpstaphunk and The Soul Rebels opened the show and even paid service to Dr. John's recent passing with a version of "Right Place Wrong Time". https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cfOe0Iuwd8Q Here's what the band played... Edit this setlist | More The Rolling Stones setlists Here are some videos...
bob weir adds wolf bros dates
Bob Weir has added a new set of shows in September with his Wolf Bros trio featuring Don Was and Jay Lane. While fans eagerly await some heavily rumored news of a Grateful Dead & Company return for Fall Tour, so far all we have is word that Bobby is bringing his wolves out again. The band will be doing three...
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Tycho has announced that he'll be debuting his live band at The Independent in San Francisco on Tuesday July 16th in support of the new LP just dropped last Friday, Weather. With Saint Sinner expanded into the live band with vocals this time around, this show will serve as a great warmup and debut before a busy fall supporting the...
During Bob Dylan's set tonight at Nowlan Park, in Kilkenny, Ireland, the songwriter was joined by a longtime pal Neil Young for "Will the Circle Be Unbroken". The two just shared a stage in London for the first time in their careers at Hyde Park but didn't play together, but tonight's show finally featured a bit of a duet...
Phish just wrapped up their Night #3 from Alpine Valley Music Theatre with undoubtably the strongest show of the run, tour, year, perhaps even 3.0... It. Was. Incredible. The band played a great first night which you can read about here. Our friend Stephen Olker also shot Night #1 for us which you can see here. Here's our thoughts from...
Khruangbin is in the midst of the longest and widest world tour they've ever done, and today they posted some sad news that they need to cancel their performance at the Mostly Jazz Funk & Soul Festival. The note reads that they have suffered an "unexpected and urgent health scare" but those are the only details we have so...
Paul McCartney played Los Angeles last night and brought his huge Beatles / Wings / Solo catalog show to Dodger Stadium, and for part of the show, McCartney really made good on delivering that Beatles material by welcoming Ringo Starr to the stage to perform two Beatles classics during the show. Wowee. Watch some clips below. Ringo played on "Sgt....
NIGHT #3 SETLIST! Phish wrapped up Night #2 from Alpine Valley last night in a bit of an uneven evening. The band played a great first night which you can read about here. Our friend Stephen Olker also shot the show for us...check out his gallery here. As for the second show, highlights seem to be based in that "Blaze On" which...
On the final night of the Randall's Island run that Phish delivered back in 2014, they kicked off the second set with a massive "Chalk Dust Torture" that really sent everyone into the ethers. 28 minutes, breh. Phish released it officially on their YouTube channel soon after the show, which you can watch below... https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=65612bXie6E Just a wild version as ever, truly...
Radiohead frontman Thom Yorke’s Tomorrow’s Modern Boxes show from the Montreux Jazz Festival will be live streamed tonight from 23.00-01.30 CEST (5.30pm EST)! http://bit.ly/LXLMontreuxJazz
NIGHT #3 SETLIST! Phish just finished up their first of three nights at Alpine Valley Music Theatre in East Troy, Wisconsin. The band delivered a great show front to back, but here are the quick cliff note versions of the highlights: "Sand > Tweezer" is a damn good way to open a show. No major liftoff or transcendence in either...
Due to the Tropical Storm Barry wreaking some havoc down on the Gulf Coast, The Rolling Stones just confirmed via Twitter that they need to postpone their concert this weekend to Monday, July 15th. https://twitter.com/RollingStones/status/1149698030033092608  
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That new new from Lil Nas X dropped last night at 12:01am EDT, and this remix of "Old Town Road" features a verse from both Young Thug and Mason Ramsey, the Walmart yodel kid! LOL What?! https://twitter.com/lilnasx/status/1149529452117778433 Even Jack Dorsey, the CEO of Twitter, tweeted this out. https://twitter.com/jack/status/1149532242407907329
Bassnectar announces DEJA VOOM 2020 in Cancún
DEJA VOOM 2020 IS CONFIRMED!!!! Early this year, our team came together for a truly one-of-a-kind special event, set in the beauty of the Caribbean; an immersive vacation in a tropical resort - and it exceeded our expectations in every way. From start to finish we were overwhelmed by the absolutely radiant response, and set our sights to developing this...
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Just hit YouTube! RICH STADIUM - JULY 16, 1990 Final "Blow Away" - "Jam" includes brief "Mind Left Body" theme - Crosby, Stills & Nash opened Setlist Hell in a Bucket Mississippi Half-Step Blow Away Mama Tried Mexicali Blues Loose Lucy It's All Over Now High Time Let it Grow Don't Ease Me In Sugar Magnolia Scarlet Begonias Man Smart/Woman Smarter Ship of Fools Truckin' drums The Wheel Gimme Some Lovin' Wharf Rat Around and Around Sunshine Daydream Brokedown Palace
Phish just finished off their second night at Mohegan Sun Arena in Uncasville, CT. Our friend Brian Ferguson of BUT I WAS THERE photography shot the first night and brought back this gallery, but tune in below for some notes, videos and etc. from last night's show. Hot, hot, hot Night #2. The band kicked off the show with a...
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Oh they're proud of this one today... In the middle of the second set last night Phish took the Ghosts of the Forest composition of "Beneath a Sea of Stars Part 1" for a huge, exploratory space-rock jam in the middle of the song. Truly out there. LOVE THIS. Check it.
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Phish has released official pro-shot video from the Camden Night One "Mercury" that kicked off the second set. It really served as a massive launchpad to 20 minutes of wildness that can only come with the band having a firm grasp over the song's composition, and this version just seemed to immediately one-up the previous best-of and it seems like...
Rush bassist, songwriter and lead vocalist Geddy Lee has released a new book called Geddy Lee's Big Beautiful Book of Bass and is taking himself out for a proper book tour. Starting this Sunday in Nashville, Tenneseee, he'll wind from there to St. Louis, Chicago, Boston, Philly and then Atlanta. Don't miss your chance to get the book signed and...
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The Joe Rogan Experience podcast welcomed Reggie Watts to yesterday's show. The duo smokes a jay and both start riffing on a wide variety of topics like the Grateful Dead as "acid music" that they don't totally get, why vinyl is the best, why TIDAL is the streaming service he likes the most, how dank his Tesla is, and much...
Feels like a "'Bout time" with this new these days with the cannabis industry blowing up like crazy, but the fact is now out there that Jay-Z is putting his name behind a brand called Caliva as a "strategist." A press release dropped today from the brand and HOVA himself about what they plan to accomplish together. At first it's...