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Radiohead Announces First North American Festival Of 2016 With RHCP & More

first_imgWith a number of European and Asian festivals already booked, Radiohead will finally come to North America. Their name sits on the top of a stacked Osheaga Festival lineup, held from July 29-31 in Montreal, QC in Canada.The full lineup will also include the Red Hot Chili Peppers, Lana Del Rey, Disclosure, The Lumineers, M83, HAIM, Future, Cypress Hill, Leon Bridges, Kurt Vile & The Violators, Dan Auerbach’s The Arcs, and so many more.Tickets are on sale now and can be found here. Look below to view the entire festival lineup.last_img

Watch Prince’s Adorable Stint With The Muppets

first_imgBack in 1997, “The Artist Formerly Known As Prince” appeared on the season two premiere of Muppets Tonight. The show was an offspring of NBC’s 1989 series The Jim Henson Hour and followed the same format as The Muppet Show, but was set within the studio of a TV station rather than a theater.The beloved puppet troupe spare no expense in poking fun at the legendary artist, who at the time was known only as a soundless symbol, leaving plenty of room for hilarious material. At one point Prince appears in a skit as a country bumpkin in a parody on Hee Haw. Later, he gets into an endearing back and forth with Rizzo about his song writing process, which leads into an adorable song called “Starfish and Coffee”.Check out the full segment below, and look out for the song bit around the 6:10 mark. RIP, Prince!last_img read more

Bruce Springsteen Just Paid Homage To Prince With Heartfelt ‘Purple Rain’ [Watch]

first_imgAmidst a purple-hued stage, The Boss paid homage to The Purple One earlier this evening, APril 23rd, to open up his show at Barclays Center in Brooklyn, NY. There wasn’t a dry eye in the house during the powerful tribute. Bruce Springsteen and his E Street Band rocked out on classic Prince tune “Purple Rain” for a proper tribute to the legend, who passed just two days ago.In a poignant speech, Springsteen dedicated tonight’s show to Prince, explaining how every time he saw him, he was left humbled. “He was the best performer I ever saw”, he proclaimed. Springsteen happens to also be one of Prince’s favorite frontmen, as he confessed on The View in 2012, even comparing him to James Brown.Springsteen is currently underway with his “River Tour,” tackling his 1980 album The River in its entirety as well as other staples from throughout his career.Countless artists around the country have honored Prince’s legacy over the past two days, including LCD Soundsystem at Coachella, Gov’t Mule at Jazz Fest, Ben Harper, Chris Robinson Brotherhood, the Disco Biscuits, Kung Fu with Hayley Jane, and Jazz is Phish.Watch fan-shot footage of the heartfelt performance below, courtesy of Stan Goldstein.last_img read more

Bob Weir Mourns Orlando Shooting Victims In Les Paul Spirit Award Speech [Watch]

first_imgEarlier today, Grateful Dead guitarist Bob Weir was honored with the first-ever Les Paul Spirit Award at Bonnaroo Music and Arts Festival. The new award will be given to innovators in music, arts and technology, making Weir a fitting choice for the inaugural ceremony.During his acceptance speech, Weir took a moment to mourn the victims of the shooting at Pulse, a gay nightclub in Orlando, FL. With over 50 individuals losing their lives in the attacks, the shooting was the worst in American history. Weir accepted the award with a “heavy heart,” respectfully remembering those who have been lost, and comparing homophobic hatred to that of fundamentalist terrorist groups.Watch the powerful moment below, courtesy of The Tennessean.Weir will be on hand tonight, June 12th, to bring the festival to a close with his band Dead & Company.last_img read more

Aaron Neville Shares New Single Feat. Eric Krasno, Shmeeans, Deitch, And More [Listen]

first_imgBorn in New Orleans, Aaron Neville and his family are of the most influential NOLA musicians of our time. Having been raised and surrounded by the best of the best, Aaron Neville shares his newest song “Stompin’ Ground,” which he describes as a folklore about the “characters who crossed [his] paths.” Ahead of his new album Apache, which comes out July 15, he shares this new single which was produced by Lettuce/Soulive guitarist Eric Krasno, and also features Lettuce’s Adam Deitch, Adam “Shmeeans” Smirnoff, and Gregg Allman keyboardist Peter Levin.A poet at heart, the 75-year-old legend explains, “That’s all about me growing up in New Orleans and a lot of the people that I ran across in my life.” He continues, “You get to the part where I’m calling out names; I start out with Moleface and Melvin; I’m Moleface, and Melvin was my friend. We got tight when we were about five years old. And the line about hanging out at the Dew Drop Inn all night long with Mac Rebennack — that’s Dr. John — it’s just characters who crossed my paths. I’ve got my brothers in there, my uncle John, the [Wild Tchoupitoulas’] Big Chief Jolly. It’s like a testimony, that song.”Shmeeans spoke about the track as well, saying, “I was lucky enough to play guitar on almost every track on this incredible record. However, on this track, I’m on Bass!! So excited that this album produced by Eric Krasno featuring Adam Deitch and Peter Levin, the writing of Dave Gutter for the legendary Aaron Neville, is about to come out.”You can read the full interview exclusively on Billboard, and listen to “Stompin’ Ground” below:last_img read more

Phish Brings Several Tour Debuts And All The Jams For Night Two In Saratoga

first_imgAfter a crushing opening night at the Saratoga Performing Arts Center, Phish returned to SPAC tonight for night two of their three-night July 4th weekend run. The band played a jam-filled spectacle on Saturday night, with several impressive improv sections highlighting another classic show at the legendary venue.Opening the show relatively late at 8:25pm, Phish kicked off the night with a rare “Crowd Control”, showing a playful attitude from the start. Mike Gordon‘s “555” was next, bringing some funky vibes to SPAC while giving Trey Anastasio an early moment to shine. “Seven Below” then popped up for the first time in 2016, and the band stretched it out with excellent, cohesive playing for their first jam of the evening. After the short-but-sweet jam, they barely took a breath before starting the familiar shuffle of “Back on the Train”. Trey added a few vocal ad-libs before launching the song off into space with a slick, ripping solo that included a tease of last night’s “Sleeping Monkey”. Page McConnell‘s “Army Of One” followed, with a perfectly placed ballad after back-to-back first set jams. Fan favorite “The Divided Sky” was up next, with it’s awesome composition and soaring ending that drew several loud eruptions from the crowd. SPAC loves “The Divided Sky”, as it has now been played at the past three runs in Saratoga Springs.Phish kept the high energy moving with a short trip to Mars, as the band dropped “Martian Monster” on the excited crowd. Almost immediately, they launched into a funky jam, as Jon Fishman played around with the tempo and style of his drumming throughout, whipping the music from one feel to another, as McConnell added layers of synth and Trey continued his exploration of Fishman’s Marimba Lumina. Returning from outer space, the band moved right into the, euphoric “Rift”, which they moved through with ease. After a quick take on their slow version of “Water in the Sky”, “46 Days” started up, and the band raged their way through it with a vintage Trey machine-gunning his way through the song with tons of energy. The band then started “Walls of the Cave”, which built to a huge peak to bring the first set to an end.Set two started with “No Men in No Man’s Land”, which quickly launched off into a furious improv section that featured great tension-and-release style jamming. This section led straight into “Fuego”, which continued the blistering jamming that led into some bluesy type II playing. The “Fuego” jam fizzled out, and the band started ‘Light” up right away. “Light” is known as a jam-launchpad, and this version did not disappoint, as the band explored numerous ideas before landing on another type II jam, this one blissful and driving, leading to a melodic peak that dissolved into plinko-style playing. Out of nowhere, the band started quoting the refrain of “No Men in No Man’s Land” before transitioning into TV on the Radio‘s “Golden Age”.Phish played five tour debuts to close out the second set. 2016’s first “Taste” emerged out of “Golden Age”, and that bled into “The Horse” which of course led into “Silent in the Morning”. After a standard run through the tracks, they kept the debuts coming with a ripping  “Julius”, which was followed by an excellent set-closing cover of The Beatles‘ “A Day In The Life”, also appearing on a setlist for the first time this year.For the encore, Phish started with an  “Bouncing Around The Room”. After finishing the song, the real fireworks began with “Run Like An Antelope”, with a ridiculously high energy run through the fan favorite. Anastasio swirled the crowd into a frenzy with his wild playing, capping off an impressive second night from Phish at SPAC.Phish has only set the bar higher for themselves as they look forward to tomorrow night, when they return to SPAC to close out their three-night stand.For those who are in Saratoga for the weekend, do not miss the Cosmik Playground tribute to Frank Zapba taking place tomorrow night, July 3rd, at the Putnam Den! With members of Dopapod, RAQ, Digital Tape Machine and more, as well as Ed Mann from Zappa’s band, this is sure to be an unforgettable finale to a great SPAC weekend! More information about the show can be found here.Check out the full Phish.net setlist from the show, below.Setlist: Phish at Saratoga Performing Arts Center, Saratoga Springs, NY – 7/2/16Set 1: Crowd Control, 555 > Seven Below > Back on the Train, Army of One, Divided Sky, Martian Monster[1] > Rift, Water in the Sky, 46 Days, Walls of the CaveSet 2: No Men In No Man’s Land > Fuego > Light -> Golden Age > Taste, The Horse > Silent in the Morning > Julius, A Day in the LifeEncore: Bouncing Around the Room, Run Like an Antelope,[1] Trey on Marimba Lumina.Teases:· Sleeping Monkey quote in Back on the Train· No Men In No Man’s Land quote in Lightlast_img read more

Dead & Company Adds Second Hollywood Bowl Show To Summer 2017 Tour

first_imgIt seems that the Los Angeles fans can’t get enough of Dead & Company. The beloved project featured Grateful Dead members Bill Kreutzmann, Mickey Hart and Bob Weir with Jeff Chimenti, Oteil Burbridge and John Mayer recently revealed plans for a major 2017 tour, with a stop at the Hollywood Bowl on Thursday, May 31st.One show wasn’t enough for the LA fans, so Dead & Company decided to play a second! They’ll return to the Hollywood Bowl on June 1st for a second night of fun in the Los Angeles sun. The last Dead & Company Los Angeles show was on December 31st, 2015, when the band played a NYE spectacular at The Forum in Inglewood, CA. They did play in Irvine, CA last summer, as well as a short performance for Jimmy Kimmel Live, but these Hollywood Bowl shows will certainly see Dead & Company warmly welcomed by the LA fans.You can find more info about the new show in the Dead & Company Facebook post below.last_img read more

Mountain Jam Announces Hard Hitting Additions To 2017 Lineup

first_imgThe final lineup for Mountain Jam 2017 is here! Today, the festival has announced a number of top notch additions to their lineup, which previously included headlining sets from Tom Petty, Steve Miller Band, Peter Frampton, Gary Clark Jr. and more.The new additions include The String Cheese Incident, Amy Helm, The Head and The Heart, Matisyahu and more. The festival has also added Moon Hooch, Marty Stuart and his Fabulous Superlatives, TAUK, Nicole Atkins, Sinkane, Muddy Magnolias, Dan Bern, Ari Hest, Holly Bowling, Andy Frasco and the U.N. and many more.Check out the new lineup below and head to the fest’s website for details.last_img

moe. Unveils Lineup For The Return Of moe.down

first_imgFor 15 years, moe. fans enthusiastically attended their favorite band’s homegrown festival, moe.down. The annual event was a staple of the moe. fan’s calendar, up until 2014, when the band announced an unfortunate hiatus for future moe.down festivals. After taking two years off, in 2015 and 2016, moe. finally announced the festival’s triumphant return!The new moe.down will again be held at the Snow Ridge Ski Resort in Turin, NY, but will move to July 4th weekend, running from June 30th through July 2nd. In addition to seven sets from moe., there will be headlining appearances from Blackberry Smoke, Fishbone, Railroad Earth, Twiddle, Ryan Montbleau, and Al and the Transamericans. Also performing are Hayley Jane and the Primates, Kung Fu, Mike Dillon Band feat. Jim Laughlin, Mister F, Organ Freeman, Ripe, and so many more. Check out the full announcement below:The initial lineup came in the form of this video:The band has also promised a return to their roots for the upcoming moe.down 16, focusing on the family and friends aspect that has made the festival so great in years past. “moe.down, for me, is a family event in many ways,” said bassist Rob Derhak. “My children have grown up there, and have made friends there. We look forward to it the same way one would look forward to a family reunion.”Chuck Garvey adds, “To me, moe.down has always been a mix the best ‘laid back, friends and family, backyard throw downs.’ Musical and non-musician loved ones come from all over and as a result, we all have this special atmosphere where everything is better. Friends revel, everyone gets together with almost a singular communal purpose and the band reflects that onstage throughout the weekend. I look forward to having that back again this year and hopefully many more to come!”Tickets are currently on-sale right here. You can head to the moe.down website for more information.Enter To Win VIP Tickets And A Meet & Greet Below!last_img read more

Radiohead Work Rarities And Classic Material Into 2017 World Tour Opener

first_imgRadiohead kicked off their 2017 World Tour last night at the American Airlines Arena in Miami, and they delivered a setlist filled with classic material and beloved rarities. The band continued the trend of their 2016 tour, opening the show with several songs from their instant-classic new album A Moon Shaped Pool, before moving on to a mix of songs from throughout their storied career.After opening with the aforementioned AMSP material (“Daydreaming”, “Desert Island Disk”, and “Decks Dark”), the band launched into “Airbag,” the opening track from their classic album OK Computer, which the band is slated to feature this year in their live show as they celebrate the record’s 20th anniversary. Next Up, “Morning Bell” was busted out for the first time since 2010, a song that surely pleased any hardcore fans in the audience. One of Radiohead’s most iconic live tunes, “Climbing Up The Walls,” followed, and it featured multi-instrumentalist Jonny Greenwood showcasing his skills, mixing up guitar, slide guitar, and an analog radio to complete the song’s uniquely ominous sound.After quick runs through some of their most delicate material (“All I Need” and “Videotape”), the band continued with “Let Down,” another OK Computer song that, up until last year, hadn’t made its way on to a setlist for over a decade. Radiohead then busted out another “I Might Be Wrong,” which they performed for the first time since 2012. “Lotus Flower” and “Identikit” were up next, before the band delivered three of their most popular songs that fall on completely separate ends of the spectrum, the beat-centric “Idioteque,” the hauntingly beautiful “Nude,” and the ethereal “Weird Fishes / Arpeggi.” The band then finished their main set with the global-warming focused “The Numbers” and Kid A favorite “How To Disappear Completely.”For their first encore (the band traditionally performs two encores), Radiohead delivered a gorgeous “No Surprises,” before switching gears to the politically-minded “Burn The Witch.” After a take on In Rainbows‘ “Reckoner,” the band surprised the audience with “Fake Plastic Trees,” which was followed by the evening’s final bust-out, “The Tourist,” which was played for the first time since 2008.After a short break, Thom Yorke and co. returned to the stage with a badass combination of “You And Whose Army” and “Bodysnatchers” that ended the show on a high-energy note.Radiohead continues their tour tomorrow night with a show at Philips Arena in Atlanta, GA. See below for full setlist details from last night’s show at the American Airlines Arena, courtesy of setlist.fm.last_img read more