When Earth Wind & Fire founder Maurice White passed away earlier this year, he left behind a incredibly soulful body of work. Across the country, bands took time out from their shows to honor White’s life and accomplishments, sharing his words and songs.The Nth Power, who follow in White’s path of mixing positivity, spirituality and joy with music, decided to go all out in a musical tribute to the fallen legend, bringing together an all-star cast of guest musicians for an unbelievable night of magic at the famed One Eyed Jacks during Jazz Fest in New Orleans, LA last week.Joining Nikki Glaspie, Nick Cassarino, Nate Edgar, Weedie Braimah and Courtney J’Mell Smith of The Nth Power onstage were: Ian Neville of Dumpstaphunk, Adam Smirnoff of Lettuce, Oteil Burbridge of The Allman Brothers and Dead & Company, Kofi Burbridge of Tedeschi Trucks Band, Jennifer Hartswick, Natalie Cressman and James Casey of the Trey Anastasio Band, the madman of sax, Skerik, and Farnell Newton of the Othership Connection to deliver a selection of Earth Wind & Fire songs that will soon become legend.Our own Rex Thomson was on hand to film the show in its entirety. Though the very ground shook with the weight of the epic jams that came pouring from the instruments and hearts of the band and the dancing throngs on hand to witness the spectacle, the music they played that night rang out loud and clear.You can watch the show from the full playlist below, or pick out your favorites from the videos below. Enjoy it all!“In The Stone > September”“Fantasy > Sun Goddess”“Open Our Eyes”“Jupiter>Getaway>Got To Get You Into My Life>Love’s Holiday”“Runnin’”“Mighty Mighty”“Serpentine Fire > Devotion > After The Love has Gone”“Shining Star > Brazilian Rhyme (Interlude)” “Reasons > Boogie Wonderland”“That’s The Way Of The World”[Cover photo by Jeremy Scott]
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Over the course of two nights last weekend, Boulder played host to Dead & Company at Folsom Field for what turned out to be an epic weekend of music. With a ton of people in town for those shows, The Fox Theatre and Boulder Theater kept things going late with after-shows each night. On Saturday night, Thievery Corporation played a sold-out show at the latter of the two venues, which saw the group play their bossa nova inspired grooves to a faithful contingent that simply wanted to dance the night away.Watch Oteil Burbridge Join Thievery Corporation For ‘Fire On The Mountain’ In Boulder [Full Show Review]Towards the end of the show, Thievery introduced very special guest Oteil Burbridge, bassist of Dead & Company (and formerly of the Allman Brothers Band) to join them for a dubbed out version of “Fire On The Mountain”. With expressions of surprise and sheer delight on everybody in the venue, the energy in the venue went through the roof. Burbridge also came out the following night to jam with Tom Hamilton’s American Babies and Marco Benevento over at The Fox.Oteil Burbridge & Marco Benevento Cover Grateful Dead, Allman Bros With Tom Hamilton [Watch]
The beloved FloydFest is set to return to Floyd, VA from July 26-30, complete with a lineup that features Michael Franti & Spearhead, St. Paul & The Broken Bones and Railroad Earth as headliners. Today, the festival has added a number of new artists, rounding out their lineup with some top notch performers.The newly announced musicians include Leftover Salmon, Steel Pulse, TAUK, Aaron Lee Tasjan, T Sisters, Banditos, Jon Stickley Trio, The Tillers, Alanna Royale, The Stash Band, Strange Americans, Whiskerman, The Brother Brothers, Strange Machines, Dixon’s Violin, author Howard Falco and Oakley the Greenman.You can see the full lineup below, and head to the festival’s website for more details.
Load remaining images Photo: Andrew Rios My Morning Jacket frontman Jim James has been on a roll of late, touring with his solo project in support of the recently released album, Eternally Even. James brought his triumphant sound to the Paramount Theatre in Denver, CO last night, treating fans to material new and old for the performance.James’ solo music was on full display, as he worked through most of the new album and pulled favorites from his 2013 debut solo album, Regions of Light and Sound of God. He also played Velvet Underground’s “I’m Set Free”, as well as Buddy Holly’s classic tune “True Love Ways.”Check out the full setlist and a gallery from Andrew Rios Photos below. Photo: Andrew Rios
The 59th annual Grammys took place in Los Angeles, CA last night, hosting a number of elite artists for both musical performances and the award ceremony proceedings. It was Adele who won big in the main category, taking home Album Of The Year, Record Of The Year, and Song Of The Year for her accomplishments on the 25 album. However, with over 100 awards to hand out, the Grammys did honor musicians from across the board this year.David Bowie was nominated for five awards, and wound up winning all five of them for his work on the near-posthumous release, Blackstar, including Best Rock Performance and Best Rock Song. Snarky Puppy took home their third Grammy win for the Culcha Vulcha, winning the category of Best Contemporary Instrumental Album. In other categories, guitarist John Scofield took home two awards for his latest album release, Country For Old Men.Another artist worth mentioning is Chance The Rapper, who wound up winning Best New Artist for his impressive work in 2016, as well as Best Rap Album for Coloring Book. Chance also had the opportunity to perform at the Grammys, and made it count with a great rendition of “How Great”/”All We Got.” Check it out.Another highlight performance came from A Tribe Called Quest, who welcomed out Anderson .Paak and Busta Rhymes for an all-star hip hop celebration. Check out the video.A Tribe Called Quest perform with Anderson .Paak, Busta Rhymes and Consequence at the #GRAMMYs pic.twitter.com/Kz35sUTEs7— Wolé II (@Kingwole) February 13, 2017Daft Punk also made their live return to the stage, accompanying The Weeknd on a mashup of their new hit singles, “I Feel It Coming” and “Starry.” Check out some of the footage below.The Weeknd x Daft Punk – I Feel It Coming/Starboy Part 1 #GRAMMYs pic.twitter.com/4zOb1sIscu— XO Podcast (@TheXOPodcast) February 13, 2017And no article about the Grammys could be complete without mentioning the Queen herself, Beyoncé. Now pregnant with twins, Beyoncé took home Best Urban Contemporary Album for her work on Lemonade, though some felt she deserved the award for Album Of The Year. She certainly made her case when she performed “Love Drought” and “Sandcastles” at the Grammys, as you can see below.Powerful stuff. You can see the full list of winners by heading here.
This Thursday, March 23rd at American Beauty, Naughty Professor is bringing his NOLA-based future funk to New York City (purchase tickets here). With the upcoming release of Identity, which features guest spots from The Revivalists’ David Shaw, legendary MC Chali 2na, Dumpstaphunk’s Ivan Neville, Lettuce’s Eric “Benny” Bloom, The Soul Rebels, and many more, Naughty Professor is one of the hottest acts in funk right now.Trumpeter Maurice Brown Releases New Track “Stand Up” With Talib Kweli [Listen]Grammy-Award-winning trumpeter Maurice “Mobetta” Brown and his SOUL’D U OUT band will be joining the show, featuring a full set of Brown’s hip-hop/jazz-inspired flavors with plenty of soul. Brown is widely recognized for his tenure with Tedeschi Trucks Band, but has also been featured on dozens of stellar recordings alongside greats like Aretha Franklin, De La Soul, Diddy, Lettuce, and Cee-Lo Green, to name a few. More recently, Mobetta dedicated his time entirely to a solo career, featuring a stellar band blending hip-hop, jazz, soul, and funk-inspired beats from all over the map.Brown just released the track “Stand Up,” off his upcoming album The Mood (out on March 24th), which features Talib Kweli delivering straight flow, as only Talib can. Listen to the new track below:<a href=”http://mauricemobettabrown.bandcamp.com/track/stand-up-ft-talib-kweli-2″>Stand Up ft. Talib Kweli by Maurice Brown</a>The combination of Naughty Professor and SOUL’D U OUT is a perfect pairing of musical tastes, with plenty of funk, soul, jazz, and beats to accommodate your palate. Don’t miss out on this incredible lineup, and purchase tickets to American Beauty this Thursday, March 23rd here.
It’s April, and Summer is fast approaching. Usually, summertime means outdoor concerts at amphitheaters and festivals. However, in 2017, summertime means Phish’s “Baker’s Dozen” residency, which is slated to hit Madison Square Garden for thirteen shows in sixteen days between July 21st and August 6th. When Phish comes to NYC, phans can also look forward to a variety of post-show concerts intended to keep the party going late into the night. With Phish and their loyal base of fervent music fans in town for more than two weeks, NYC concert organizers are stepping up their games to deliver a full slate of surrounding shows by some of the most incredible bands in the improvisational music scene. With that in mind, Live For Live Music is teaming up with CEG Presents to bring Boston jam quartet Dopapod to New York for two Baker’s Dozen after-parties at the Gramercy Theatre on Friday, July 28th and Saturday, July 29th.The adventurous quartet has been on a tear this year after band members Eli Winderman, Rob Compa, and Chuck Jones reunited with their original drummer Neal “Fro” Evans to bring their exciting live show to increasingly rabid crowds of fans at venues up and down the northeast. With two nights of post-Phish throw downs lined up in NYC, fans can expect their patented mix of funky originals, impressive jams, and precise musicianship as they descend on the Gramercy Theater during the second weekend of Phish’s run.A limited amount of presale tickets will be available starting tomorrow, 4/12 at noon EST. Sign up for the pre-sale code here. General on-sale will begin this Friday, 4/14 at noon EST. You can purchase single-day tickets (Friday, Saturday) or two-day passes here.– SHOW INFO –Show: CEG Presents & Live For Live Music Present: DopapodVenue: Gramercy Theatre – 127 E 23rd St, New York, NY 10010Price: $20 adv / $25 dos (Buy Friday, Saturday, and Two-Day Passes)Sign up for pre-sale code here. Public on-sale begins Fri, 4/14 at noon.Time: Doors 11:30pm / Show 12:00pmLive For Live Music Phish Baker’s Dozen Run Late-Night Shows:July 21 – The Werks @ American Beauty (tix)July 21 – The Motet @ BB King Blues Club (tix)July 20, 21, & 22 – Twiddle @ Irving Plaza (tix) *July 22 – The Werks @ American Beauty (tix)July 22 – Circles Around The Sun @ Gramercy Theatre (SOLD OUT)July 23 – Circles Around The Sun (early brunch show) @ Brooklyn Bowl (tix)July 25 – Turkuaz at Irving Plaza (tix) *July 28 – Dopapod @ Gramercy Theater (tix) *July 28 – James Brown Dance Party – 2 Shows @ Highline Ballroom (early tix/late tix) *July 29 – Dopapod @ Gramercy Theatre (tix) *July 29 – Perpetual Groove @ BB King Blues Club (tix)Aug 2 – Matisyahu @ The Cutting Room (tix) *Aug 3 – Greensky Bluegrass w/ Marco Benevento @ Ford Amphitheatre At Coney Island Boardwalk (tix) **Aug 4 – “Kraz & Taz” – Eric Krasno Band w/ Brandon “Taz” Niederauer Band @ The Cutting Room (tix)Aug 5 – Spafford @ BB King Blues Club (SOLD OUT)* (L4LM & CEG Presents)**(L4LM & Live Nation Presents)Enter To Win A Pair Of Tickets To Your Dopapod Show Of Choice:
Twiddle closed their first set at The Capitol with a powerful rendition of “Angel From Montgomery”, the John Prine 1971 classic that was largely made popular by Bonnie Raitt a few years later. For this strong set-closing number, the band invited out Turkuaz songstress Shira Elias as well as the young guitarist Brandon “Taz” Niederauer to help push the song to its limits and making for a truly special moment during the show.“Angel From Montgomery”For second set, Twiddle returned with a set-opening “Tiberius” followed by the classic combination of “Hatti’s Jam” and “When It Rains, It Pours”. Similarly jammy throughout, the band segued into “White Light” before re-entering “Tiberius” to close the opening non-stop sting of five tunes. Brandon “Taz” Niederauer once again returned to the stage for a rendition of “Milk” before the show closed out with “Carter Candlestick” into a massive return to the show-opening “Jamflowman”. Taz also stayed on for the energized, show-closing rendition of the Grateful Dead’s “Shakedown Street” for encore.“Tiberius” On Saturday night, Twiddle continued their Thanksgiving run, rounding out a two-night stand at The Capitol Theatre, the historic venue in Port Chester, New York. The band has been clearly energized for this run, and coming off of Organ Freeman’s opening set, the Vermont quartet was dialed in from the get-go. However, the true highlights of last night’s show came in the form of surprise collaborations across the evening, including with Turkuaz vocalist Shira Elias and young guitar prodigy and increasingly frequent Twiddle collaborator Brandon “Taz” Niederauer.Organ Freeman’s Opening Set Twiddles’ first set at The Capitol Theatre was more or less non-stop, with the group focusing on working transitions across songs and weaving and returning to previously played numbers. After the energetic and bounding opening “Jamflowman”, Twiddle transitioned through a “Dr. Remidi’s Melodium” sandwich, which itself contained the PLUMP Chapter 1 classic “Every Soul”. Coming out of the second “Dr. Remidi”, the band quickly segued through a return to “Jamflowman” before landing in the perennial crowd-pleaser “Doinkenboink!!”. This number too was given the proper treatment, itself containing a rendition of the old-school favorite “Latin Tang”, which was originally penned by Twiddle’s former bassist Billy Comstock before Zdenek Gubb took over on bass duties for the band.“Jamflowman” “Milk” “Shakedown Street”Setlist: Twiddle | The Capitol Theatre | Port Chester, NY | 11/25/2017Set 1: Jamflowman > Dr. Remidi’s Melodium > Every Soul > Dr. Remidi’s Melodium > Jamflowman > Doinkinbonk!!! > Latin Tang > Doinkinbonk!!!, Angel From MontgomerySet 2: Tiberius > Hatti’s Jam > When It Rains, It Pours > White Light > Tiberius, Milk, Carter Candlestick > JamflowmanEncore: Shakedown Street “Dr. Remidi’s Melodium” contained a Gubb Dump looping solo and Brook playing on Gubb’s bass with drum sticks. “Angel From Montgomery” featured Shira Elias (Turkuaz) on vocals and Brandon “Taz” Niederauer on guitar. “Tiberius” contained an “Apples” tease. “When It Rains, It Pours” contained a “Somewhere Over The Rainbow” tease. “Milk” featured Brandon “Taz” Niederauer on guitar.[Cover photo: Andy Gardecki on Instagram]
My Morning Jacket is headed to the Rocky Mountains for three memorable nights this New Year’s. The premier rock band will be kicking things off at 1st Band Center in Broomfield, CO on 12/29 with The Revolution (Prince’s band), followed by a pre-NYE gig with the Tune-Yards on 12/30, and finally a New Year’s Eve blowout with Karl Denson’s Tiny Universe to ring in 2018 properly.We’re teaming up with MMJ and CID Entertainment to offer you the ultimate VIP flyaway package! One lucky winner will receive:– (2) 3-day VIP* passes to My Morning Jacket at 1st Bank Center in Broomfield, CO 12/29-12/31– (2) Shuttle Passes– Hotel accommodation for (2)– (2) round trip flights within the US to Colorado*CID VIP Experience Includes: -Access to a private lounge including MMJ memorabilia, a cash bar, complimentary appetizers, coat check & more -Priority floor access -Signed poster & other giftsEnter below, then follow the instructions for sharing to increase your chances of winning. Winner will be chosen on 12/18. Good luck!Not feeling so lucky? Purchase tickets here.<span data-mce-type=”bookmark” style=”display: inline-block; width: 0px; overflow: hidden; line-height: 0;” class=”mce_SELRES_start”></span>
Watch Pimps of Joytime’s Brian J jam with New Orleans royalty Corey Henry (Rebirth Brassband, Galactic, Funktet), Eric Kalb (Sharon Jones) and Justin Kimmel (Toubab Krew) for an episode of “Jamming with J!”And here’s Eggie performing “Graceless” live at the Knitting Factory in Brooklyn NY on January 13, 2017. Filmed and edited by Adam Soltis.Dont miss Roosevelt Collier Trio’s Jimi Meets Funk w/ Eggy @ Knitting Factory Brooklyn on Decemver 16th at the Knitting Factory in Brooklyn, NY. More information and ticketing can be found here. On Saturday, December 16th, Roosevelt Collier Trio will bring their “Jimi Meets Funk” tribute to Brooklyn’s Knitting Factory along with diamond-in-the-rough New Haven jam scene favorites Eggy. Rosie’s tribute shows have been packing out venues coast to coast, and his funked-out spin on classic Hendrix tunes will be one for the books! Joining the trio for this epic BK throwdown will be Pimps of Joytime frontman and guitarist Brian J, rounding out an exceptional night of music. Brian is the perfect addition to this powerhouse squad, as his intense musicianship and soaring energy will inevitably bring huge justice to the music of Jimi Hendrix.You can get a taste of what’s to come on February 24th with full-show footage of Roosevelt Collier’s last Band of Gypsys tribute at BB King’s Bar and Blues Club in New York City on 7/13/14 with Adam Deitch, Ron Johnson and Jennifer Hartswick (via YouTube user LazyLightning55a):