Beloved Southern jam rockers Widespread Panic have announced more tour dates for their 2016 schedule! The new dates will see the band travel through the majority of September, hitting stops up and down the East Coast. The band has also revealed plans for a three-night run at the Ryman Auditorium and Bridgestone Arena from December 29th through 31st, so Nashville area fans will get a chance to spend New Year’s with the band.The tour dates come on the heels of recent announcements about the band’s future touring plans. According to various members of the crew, 2017 will be something of a down year for Panic. While they aren’t going on hiatus and still plan to hit the big spots, like Red Rocks and Jazz Fest, the band has promised to spend less time on the road and more time with their families.The announced tour dates include stops in some of the major Northeast cities, like Washington DC, Brooklyn, Philadelphia and Baltimore, before the group heads down South for shows in Tuscaloosa, Asheville, Pensacola, and St. Augustine. These dates also come a few weeks after the band’s planned summer tour schedule, which you can see here.The band has also promised to reveal October tour dates in the near future, so don’t fret if the tour doesn’t hit your hometown. It just might come there next! You can see the full schedule below.Widespread Panic September & NYE Tour DatesSep. 6 2016 Washington, DC WARNER THEATRE Sep. 7 2016 Washington, DC WARNER THEATRE Sep. 9 2016 Brooklyn, New York THE AMPHITHEATER AT CONEY ISLAND BOARDWALK Sep. 10 2016 Brooklyn, New York THE AMPHITHEATER AT CONEY ISLAND BOARDWALK Sep. 11 2016 Philadelphia, Pennsylvania THE MANN CENTER Sep. 13 2016 Baltimore, Maryland HIPPODROME THEATRE Sep. 15 2016 Tuscaloosa, Alabama TUSCALOOSA AMPHITHEATER Sep. 16 2016 Alpharetta, Georgia VERIZON WIRELESS AMPHITHEATRE AT ENCORE PARK Sep. 17 2016 Asheville, North Carolina U.S. CELLULAR CENTER Sep. 20 2016 Pensacola, Florida SAENGER THEATRE Sep. 21 2016 Pensacola, Florida SAENGER THEATRE Sep. 23 2016 St. Augustine, Florida ST. AUGUSTINE AMPHITHEATRE Sep. 24 2016 St. Augustine, Florida ST. AUGUSTINE AMPHITHEATREDec. 29 2016 Nashville, Tennessee RYMAN AUDITORIUM Dec. 30 2016 Nashville, Tennessee BRIDGESTONE ARENA Dec. 31 2016 Nashville, Tennessee BRIDGESTONE ARENA
While STS9 is known for their unique jamtronica fusion sound, the band occasionally steps outside of their box by performing what they call an “Axe The Cables” set. For their second night at Electric Forest last weekend, STS9 decided to unplug and treat fans to an acoustic performance.The show featured a number of STS9 classics with new instrumentation, including opener “Love Don’t Terrorize,” “Aimlessly” and more! They also worked in Herbie Hancock and Miles Davis into their set, making their Electric Forest show all the more special.Thanks to YouTube user Jimmy Klonowski, we have video footage of “Vapors” and Miles Davis’ “So What” into STS9’s “Call.” Check out the footage below!VaporsSo What > CallSetlist: STS9’s “Axe The Cables” at Electric Forest, Rothbury, MI – 6/25/16Love Don’t Terrorize*, Aimlessly*>> Rockit (Herbie Hancock)*>> Aimlessly, Surreality*>> EB*>> Orbital*, Vapors*, Call*>> So What (Miles Davis)*>> Call, Grow, Rent* – First time played axed[Setlist/Photo via The Church of STS9]
Grateful Dead bassist Phil Lesh will return to the East Coast in February, playing a pair of exciting shows at the Brooklyn Bowl. On February 12-13, Lesh will be in the house with his Terrapin Family Band, bringing a taste of the Dead to the renowned New York venue.Though Lesh typically plays The Capitol Theatre during his East Coast runs, recent performances have been a nice change of pace. After playing at the new Coney Island Amphitheater last summer, the bassist will play once more at the Brooklyn Bowl. His band will include Grahame Lesh, Alex Koford and Ross James, who comprise what is essentially the house band at Terrapin Crossroads. Phil Lesh & The Terrapin Family Band have also been announced for the 2017 LOCKN’ Festival lineup.For more information on these two shows, head here.
Check out a full photo gallery from last night’s performance, courtesy of Andrew Scott Blackstein Photography.Setlist: Phil Lesh & The Terrapin Family Band | Brooklyn Bowl | Brooklyn, NY | 2/12/17Set I: Jack Straw (GL, RJ, AK) > Like a Rolling Stone (RJ), Ramble on Rose (AK, PL), West L.A. Fadeaway (RJ) , Uncle John’s Band (all)Set II: Shakedown Street (GL) > Sultans of Swing (RJ) > Shakedown Street (GL), Estimated Prophet (GL) > Eyes of the World (AK), Saint Stephen (all) > The Eleven (all) > Saint Stephen (all), Help on the Way (GL) > Slipknot! > Franklin’s Tower (GL, JC, AK)donor rapE: Box of Rain (PL) > Wharf Rat (AK) > Box of Rain (PL)Setlist: Phil Lesh & The Terrapin Family Band | Brooklyn Bowl | Brooklyn, NY | 2/13/17Set I: Sugar Magnolia (GL) > Sunshine Daydream (GL) > Scarlet Begonias (AK) > Sunshine Daydream (GL), Broken Arrow (PL, GL), New Minglewood Blues (RJ), Monkey Man (AK) > Fire on the Mountain (GL, AK, JC), Throwing Stones (RJ)Set II: Sweet Jane (RJ), Cumberland Blues (all) > Viola Lee Blues* (all), Unbroken Chain (PL), The Wheel (all) > Playing in the Band (GL) > Lady with a Fan (PL) > Terrapin Station (all) > I Know You Rider (all) > Playing in the Band (reprise) (all)donor rapE: Bird Song (PL) > The Other One (PL) > Samson and Delilah (RJ)[Setlists by Bill Batson of FOJC] Load remaining images Fans in the Brooklyn area got a taste of the Terrapin Crossroads scene for the last two nights, as Grateful Dead bassist Phil Lesh brought the Terrapin Family Band out to the Brooklyn Bowl for a two night run on February 12th and 13th. The two shows featured Lesh’s usual suspects at Terrapin, including his son Grahame Lesh, as well as Alex Koford, Jason Crosby and Ross James.For the two nights, the band kept mostly to the Grateful Dead catalog, with a few exceptions. They brought out a great version of Dire Straits’ “Sultans of Swing” in the middle of a “Shakedown Street” on night one, and threw in Rolling Stones’ “Monkey Man”and Velvet Underground’s “Sweet Jane” on night two. They also welcomed out guitarist Scott Metzger (of JRAD and Wolf! fame) on night two, as he joined for an extended take on “Viola Lee Blues.”See a few videos from the weekend below, including this first one of “Monkey Man” captured by Marc Millman Photos.
For fans of Lettuce, you can catch them at the 2nd annual Fool’s Paradise March 31 & April 1, 2017 in St. Augustine, FL alongside Joe Russo’s Almost Dead, The Floozies, The Motet, a special Manic Science set featuring Manic Focus and Break Science, The Main Squeeze, Organ Freeman, along with Oteil Burbridge and Antwaun Stanley as Artists at Large. The guys will also be leading several artist excursions, like sailing, mini-golf, and even a ping pong tournament to raise money for charity! Head here for more information.,For fans of Lettuce, you can catch them at the 2nd annual Fool’s Paradise March 31 & April 1, 2017 in St. Augustine, FL alongside Joe Russo’s Almost Dead, The Floozies, The Motet, a special Manic Science set featuring Manic Focus and Break Science, The Main Squeeze, Organ Freeman, along with Oteil Burbridge and Antwaun Stanley as Artists at Large. The guys will also be leading several artist excursions, like sailing, mini-golf, and even a ping pong tournament to raise money for charity! Head here for more information. Jam Cruise has finally shared the first of their new weekly video series from TourGigs to celebrate the success of their 15th installment at sea. To properly kick the party off, the fist video is from Lettuce‘s pool deck performance from the ship, performing “Last Suppit.” When Adam Deitch (drums), Jesus Coomes (bass), Adam “Shmeeans” Smirnoff (guitar), Neal Evans (keys), Nigel Hall (keys, vocals) and The Shady Horns’ saxophonist Ryan Zoidis and trumpeter Eric “Benny” Bloom are on the same stage, great, firing things happen – such as been the case for the last 25 years!Regular suspects on Jam Cruise, the New York funk lords played two sets on the boat as Lettuce – with the pool deck as their second performance on the fourth night. Performing “Last Suppit,” enjoy the future funk pioneers in their wave-shifting set at sea in the video below:
Next week in New Orleans, the three-day NOLA Crawfish Fest will bring together some of the finest New Orleans musicians, paired with a couple choice out-of-towners. Among the latter category is Cris Jacobs, a talented singer-songwriter formerly of Baltimore’s The Bridge, who has a wonderful collaborative project Neville Jacobs with Crescent City icon Ivan Neville. Cris was kind enough to give B. Getz of Live For Live Music the 411 on what’s going down in New Orleans and what he’s been up to in recent months.L4LM: Cris! Thanks so much for your time. Where are ya at right about now?Cris Jacobs: In Atlanta right now, in the middle of a little tour. We played at the City Winery.L4LM: Right on! With Ryan Montbleu? You’re on tour with him right now?Cris: Yeah, we are doing this thing where I open solo and then play as the guitar with his band.L4LM: Oh that’s pretty awesome. Is Marc Friedman playing bass?Cris: Yeah. He is.L4LM: Oh, that’s a killer band. I’ll have to check that out sometime.Cris: We play this Thursday in NOLA with Anders Osborne at Tips.L4LM: That’s a sweet gig! Thanks for giving me a few minutes of your time to talk about the Crawfish Fest and the collab with Ivan Neville. You’re doing the Crawfish Fest with the Neville Jacobs project, right? Can you tell me a little bit about how that came together, how you and Ivan linked up?Cris: Ivan and I sort of became friends when I was with The Bridge. We used to cross paths with Dumpstaphunk all the time at festivals and what not. I actually bumped into him at couple Jazz Fest ago. I happened to walk into Harrah’s to play some poker on some idle time and happened to bump right into Ivan, and it was like, “Oh you like to play cards too?” So we sat down and played cards together for a few hours and chatted and realized we had a lot in common, so we sort of became friendly through that. . . . That sort of solidified it. By way of music, we were playing around together one day and decided we should sit down and write some stuff and put something together. You know just came up with the idea and we did! That’s how it all came about.L4LM: That’s pretty cool man. I didn’t really understand cause y’all come from such divergent backgrounds when I saw the project—it kind of struck me by surprise. I think that’s the beauty of the scene, cause it’s not everyday cats like you two find each other.Cris Jacobs: We’ve become good friends, and, you know, there’s definitely pretty natural chemistry there musically, so it’s been fun.L4LM: Is it going to be just the two of at the Crawfish Fest, or are y’all going to have guys playing with you?Cris: Oh no, we got Tony Hall, Brady Blade, and then potentially a couple of other nice special guests that haven’t been confirmed, But the band—the band is absolutely crushing. They are really good.L4LM: Yeah that’s a killer rhythm section you got there with Brady and Tony. Absolutely.Cris: They recorded the Neville Jacobs record with us, so that’s the core group right there.L4LM: I see you also have some Chickie Wah Wah gigs while you’re down there. What are you doing over there?Cris Jacobs: I‘m doing the NOLA Crawfish afterparty the night of the day I have the gig with Neville Jacobs. I’m going over there to do a thing with Papa Mali, Brady Blade on drums, so who knows what we’re going to get into. We’ve never played together, so it should be fun and interesting. I love his stuff, and I’ve enjoyed talking to him about it. Seems like it’s going to be a real nice vibe, so I am looking forward to that and maybe I shouldn’t mention the next thing. Shaggy will get mad at me….L4LM: Well, it’s on your schedule, but it doesn’t say anything other than just the date and schedule, so it’ll give our readers something to wonder about and come see what’s going down the second night. Well how about the Carver Theatre on Sunday night?Cris: Yeah, I don’t really know yet. It’s a wild line up. It’s like Cyril Neville, Brady Blade, Nikki Glaspie, Zack Starkey. . . . I was asked to participate in it, and that’s the beauty of some of these things. You have no idea what’s going to happen; just a bunch of musicians getting together and trying to make the best of it. That’s where the magic happens.L4LM: Yeah, that’s the beauty of Jazz Fest. I really think that’s the cool thing about you guys as professional musicians going down there when really all you know is that you’re going to jam with core players, and it all turns out pretty epic. Thanks so much for your time, Cris. I’ll see you at the Crawfish Fest!Cris: Yup. I am so excited for that one, man!On May 1-3, during the days between Jazz Fest weekends, the second annual NOLA Crawfish Festival will return to an exciting new home of Central City BBQ. Presented by NOLA Crawfish King and Live for Live Music, the three day event will bring together some of New Orleans’ best musicians, food, and music for a true New Orleans experience from top to bottom. With beer and crawfish included in every ticket purchase, an Ultimate Crawfish Cook-Off judged by a celebrity panel, and unique supergroups featuring talent from George Porter Jr., John Medeski, Eric Krasno, Luther Dickinson, Jon Cleary, Ivan Neville, and so many more, NOLA Crawfish Festival is an experience unlike any other. The full daily schedules have been released and can be seen here. Single day, three day, and VIP tickets are still available and can be purchased here.
* – debut of the GRiZ Live Band The future-funk producer and saxophonist, GRiZ (aka Grant Kwiecinski), has a new event in the works for late July. The event dubbed GRiZMAS In July will bring the artist, along with The Russ Liquid Test, Flamingosis, and IHF to Wilmington, North Carolina’s Greenfield Lake Amphitheatre for two nights across July 21st and 22nd. In keeping with the theme of the event, GRiZ said this of the event in a statement, “Keeping the GRiZMAS spirit alive year round. We found this awesome amphitheater in the trees and it’s going to be perfect. Can’t wait to see you out there!”In addition to performances by traditional sets by GRiZ, The Russ Liquid Test, Flamingosis, and IHF, on the first night, GRiZ will perform a special “Chasing the Golden Hour” set at sundown, which takes its name from his downtempo mix series of the same name. Tickets for GRiZMAS in July have just gone on pre-sale here, though tickets will go on general on-sale on Friday. Tickets for the July 21st performance will be available here, while tickets for the July 22nd performance will be available here. For fans interested in the event, they can book accommodations around the Greenfield Lake Amphitheatre here.GRiZ Announces First-Ever Live Band Show During Two-Night Red Rocks RunIn addition to the announcement of these latest North Carolina dates, GRiZ has a number of dates falling across the summer. You can check them out below, which sees the producer hit festivals like Camp Bisco, Forecastle, Elements, Summer Set, and more ahead of his two Red Rocks Amphitheatre hits in early September (including the debut of the GRiZ Live Band).GRiZ tour dates:6/3 – SliceFest – Birmingham, AL6/9-11 – Spring Awakening Festival – Chicago, IL6/18 – EDC – Las Vegas, NV6/23-24 – Paradiso – George, WA7/13-15 – Camp Bisco – Montage Mountain, Scranton, PA7/14-16 – Forecastle Festival – Louisville, KY7/21-22 – GRiZMAS in July @ Greenfield Beach Amphitheatre – Wilmington, NC8/4-6 – Osheaga Festival – Montreal, QC8/12 – Elements Festival – Brooklyn, NY8/13 – Summer Set Festival – Somerset, WI8/18-19 – 515 Alive Fest – Des Moines, IA9/1 – Red Rocks Amphitheatre – Morrison, CO *9/2 – Red Rocks Amphitheatre – Morrison, CO12/1-5 – Dominican Holidaze – Punta Cana, DO
Load remaining images This past weekend, the Austin City Limits Festival (ACL) took over Zilker Park in Austin, Texas, for three days of music, food, and drinks. An annual tradition since 2002, ACL is one of two Austin events attended by thousands—locals and travelers alike (the other being South by Southwest). On a macro level, ACL is an eclectic festival in regards to musical stylings, spanning everything from rock to hip-hop to folk and electronic. There were mainstream artists everyone has heard of like Jay-Z or the Red Hot Chili Peppers, plus local bands filling the noon time slot like MISSIO, and everything in between. In less than two hours on Sunday, one could see performances by Vulfpeck, Eagles of Death Metal, and Foster the People, and this type of schedule was more the norm than the exception.Austin City Limits Offering Refunds Following Sunday’s Las Vegas Mass ShootingOn a micro level, Austin City Limits is a pleasing marriage of corporate efficiency and local stylings. Across each of the eight stages, no band ever seemed to start more than five minutes late. The lines for food and beer were acceptable, the prices were very welcomed (at least compared to the NYC area), and most of the offerings were from the Austin locale. There was plenty of free, cold water to help defeat the heat. Plus, football was playing on two giant screens non-stop in the beer hall, which created some of the loudest cheers heard throughout the weekend.Taken in sum, ACL’s setting offered a fertile ground for the average festival goer to thrive. Of course, there was no camping or hippies selling grilled cheese, nor was there early morning yoga. ACL seemed to fit the needs of a variety people: the Austinite who wants something to do, the regional music fan who likes one-fourth of the lineup, and the “I love this band, and it’s the only time I’ll get to see them in this area, so here I am.” Some musical highlights of Austin City Limits included Goldfish, Portugal. the Man, Kitten Rainbow Surprise, Spoon, and every other rock band that played a Tom Petty cover over the weekend.On the culinary side of things, Kababeque and P. Terry’s Burger Stand had exceptional offerings, and Karbach Brewing Co won with $9 Love Street drafts and $10 Hop Delusion cans. Lastly, a favorite “spot” was the AMEX lounge which had cool S.W.A.G., air conditioning, and nice astroturf outside. On the flip side, puzzlingly, there was no vodka or other hard liquor to be found, despite Tito’s and Don Julio being a sponsor. The heat was oppressive on Friday and Saturday, but this is Texas, so no surprise there. Plus, the commute for anyone lodging outside of the immediate downtown area proved tiring and costly, at least on the way back.All that said, ACL presents as a well-seasoned and accessible event. It’s nice the two weekends offer similar but not identical lineups. As a local, it seems reasonable to attend both, not so much for the out-of-towner. More so, if the next lineup speaks to you and you have never visited this fair city, don’t hesitate to grab a hotel or Airbnb. You will undoubtedly have a good time. Austin City Limits 2017 | Photos by Stephen Olker
Setlist: Spafford | Ogden Theatre | Denver, CO | 11/9/2017Set 1: The Postman, My Road (My Road), Eternity, Diana, In The Eyes Of Thieves, Spell Yourself [ 1 ]Set 2: Ain’t That Wrong [ 2 ], Living For The City [ 3 ], Weasel, Aeroplane > Salamander Song, Beautiful Day [ 4 ]Encore: Plans[ 1 ] With Don Cheek; [ 2 ] With Nick Gerlach; [ 3 ] With Nick Gerlach; [ 4 ] Red Solo + Red Let It Be Section[Photo: Bill McAlaine] In early November, Spafford tore across Colorado during a three-night run saw that saw the group perform at Fort Collins’ The Aggie and Denver’s Ogden Theatre and Globe Hall. Today, the has just released pro-shot video of “Salamander Song” from their show at the Ogden on November 9th, 2017. “Salamander Song” fell during the end of the second set, coming out of the band’s beloved cover of the Red Hot Chili Peppers’ “Aeroplane” and ahead of the set-closing rendition of “Beautiful Day”.Spafford Welcomes Greensky Bluegrass’ Dave Bruzza For RHCP Cover In Fort Collins [Full Show Audio]Spafford Goes Acoustic, Swaps Places With Crew For Full-Set Jam, & More At Globe Hall [Photo/Audio]For the group’s Thursday night Ogden performance, the Arizona-born four-piece offered up a fiery performance to start its Colorado run, inviting Prescott, Arizona friend Don Cheek of Don Cheek and The Cheektones to help them close out the first set on his own tune “Spell Yourself”. However, the collaborations for the night did not end there, as Denver saxophonist and sit-in expert Nick Gerlach (read Gerlach’s hilarious “The Six Rules All Musicians Must Follow When Sitting In With Other Artists”) also joined the band at the start of the second set on Spafford’s “Ain’t That Wrong” and Stevie Wonder’s “Living For The City”.Perpetual Groove Welcomes Spafford’s Andrew “Red” Johnson For Paul Simon In Denver [Setlist]You can check out the video of Spafford performing “Salamander Song” at Denver’s Ogden Theatre below.
Fruition are gearing up to release a new album on February 2, 2018, Watching It All Fall Apart, via LoHi Records. In celebration of the upcoming release, the Portland, Oregon-based band have shared the lead single from the album, “I’ll Never Sing Your Name”. Additionally, they will hit the road in 2018. The album is now available for pre-order on CD, digital or limited edition color swirled vinyl, as well as deluxe bundles via the band’s store here.In a departure from their usual DIY approach, Fruition teamed up with producerTucker Martine (My Morning Jacket, The Decemberists, Modest Mouse) to adorn their folk-rooted sound with delicately crafted elements of psychedelia and soul. Showcasing the band’s three singer-songwriters’ (Jay Cobb Anderson, Kellen Asebroek, Mimi Naja) sublime harmonies they first discovered during an impromptu busking session in 2008, Watching It All Fall Apart finds them fully embracing their rock-and-roll sensibilities bringing a gritty vitality to each track. “We’re at the point of being comfortable in our skin and unafraid to be whatever we want as time goes on,” Anderson notes.In the making of their forthcoming record, the band pursued a purposeful inventiveness that resulted in their most intricately textured work to date. “Tucker helped us push ourselves to create something that glistens in subtle little ways that you might not even pick up on at first,” says Asebroek. “We got to play around with all this analog gear and these weird old keyboards we wouldn’t ordinarily use, like a bunch of kids in a toy store where everything is free.”Enjoy Fruition’s new single “I’ll Never Sing Your Name” below.Closing out the year with a NYE run of the Pacific Northwest that includes two hometown shows at the 1400 seat Crystal Ballroom, Fruition will be headed back out on the road from February to April, with two release-week celebration shows at The Ogden Theater (Denver, CO) on February 2nd and 3rd. First leg of tour dates below.Watching It All Fall Apart tracklist:1) Stuck On You2) Northern Town3) There She Was4) I’ll Never Sing Your Name5) Let’s Take It Too Far6) Turn To Dust7) FOMO8) I Should Be9) Lonesome Prayer10) EraserFruition Tour Dates:12/29 – Seattle, WA @ Crocodile Cafe12/30 – Portland, OR @ Crystal Ballroom12/31 – Portland, OR @ Crystal Ballroom01/25 – Missoula, MT @ Top Hat01/26 – Billings, MT @ Pub Station01/27 – Bozeman, MT @ Eagles Ballroom01/30 – Salt Lake City, UT @ State Room02/02 – Denver, CO @ Ogden Theatre02/03 – Denver, CO @ Ogden Theatre02/07 – Lawrence, KS @ Granada02/08 – St. Louis, MO @ Atomic Cowboy Pavillion02/09 – Chicago, IL @ Martyrs02/10 – Columbus, OH @ Woodlands Tavern02/14 – Lexington, KY @ The Burl02/15 – Louisville, KY @ Zanzabar02/18 – Nashville, TN @ 3rd and Lindsley02/21 – Fayetteville, AR @ George’s Majestic Lounge02/22 – Wichita, KS @ Barleycorn’s02/24 – Steamboat Springs, CO @ WinterWonderGrass Festival02/25 – Steamboat Springs, CO @ WinterWonderGrass Festival