Tedeschi Trucks Band hit the Ryman Auditorium last night, playing the second of a three-night run in Nashville, TN. After welcoming Jack Pearson and Steve Cropper during a soulful night one, TTB kept up the energy with more guests and powerful performing on night two.Opening with “Laugh About It,” TTB barreled through some of their classics before welcoming Paul Olsen and Kristina Tain out for a rockin’ “The Party’s Over.” Olsen and TTB vocalist Mike Mattison are members of Scrapomatic, and the song is a favorite from that band’s catalog.Later on in the set, the group broke into their new album’s title track, “Let Me Get By,” and welcoming Dave Matthews Band saxophonist Jeff Coffin for the version. The show closed with a single-song encore, a cover of Derek & The Dominoes “Anyday,” featuring the legendary guitarwork of Jack Pearson. Watch the encore below, courtesy of sponsela:Check out the setlist.fm setlist below:Edit this setlist | More Tedeschi Trucks Band setlists[H/T JamBase]
The post-modern rocker has been quiet in the world of his own music-making since the release of his sophomore album, I Love You, Honeybear, from last year. While Father John Misty may have been busy writing parodies of Ryan Adams covering Taylor Swift, writing jingles for streaming services and car sales, or protesting “bullshit” laws in North Carolina, he might’ve also been working on a new album.For now, all we have is this song. As seen on Soundcloud, “Real Love Baby” is Father John Misty’s first release this year, complete with original lyrics, music, and feels. Enjoy this potential summer anthem below:[H/T CoS]
Dead & Company brought their jamming wares back to Folsom Field last night, playing the second of a two night run at the Boulder, CO venue. The band took the opportunity to debut some new material, but relied heavily on some old favorites to celebrate July 4th in style.The show opened with “Feel Like A Stranger,” but it was their cover of Junior Parker’s “Next Time You See Me” that was the night’s biggest surprise. The Pigpen-sung blues number had not been played by Dead & Company, and they made it their own with some smooth guitarwork from John Mayer. The show had a bluesy feel with “Samson and Delilah” and “West L.A. Fadeaway,” before looping into a cover of Jerry Garcia’s own “Bird Song.” From there it was back to the bluesy bounce of “New Speedway Boogie” to close off a short but sweet first set.Feel Like A Stranger/Next Time You See MeThe second set rocked with classics like “China Cat Sunflower” > “I Know You Rider” and “He’s Gone,” as well as a great cover of “Smokestack Lightning.” Bob Weir led the vocals of the Howlin’ Wolf blues number with a passion. After a soulful “Let It Grow,” the band went into “Drums/Space,” before settling into “Dark Star” and “Morning Dew” to close out the set. Finally, it was “Brokedown Palace” and a July 4th-friendly “U.S. Blues” that closed out the set with style.Check out video highlights, audio, and a full setlist below.New Speedway BoogieChina Cat Sunflower/I Know You RiderU.S. BluesFull Show Audio (taped by Jeff Frank)SetlistEdit this setlist | More Dead & Company setlists
Last week, David Gilmour made history by returning to the ancient Roman amphitheater in Pompeii for the first time in 45 years. Not only that, it was the first performance at the amphitheater with a full audience since the famous Pompeii volcano erupted in the first century. Talk about bucket list concert moments.Among the many highlights from the run was the bust out version of “The Great Gig In The Sky.” The Dark Side Of The Moon hit had not been played by Gilmour on tour, thus making its performance the first such appearance since 2006. With an incredible staff of singers behind him, Gilmour works his magic on the pedal steel guitar for the great musical moment.Thanks to Daily Motion, we can share full video of this great performance. While this is taken from a performance at the ancient amphitheater in Verona just a couple nights later, the sheer power of the song is only amplified by the historical significance.Watch as it all goes down in the video below.David Gilmour – The great Gig in the Sky – Live by danilopolani
Last year marked the 50th anniversary of the Grateful Dead. To celebrate the band’s legendary status, Phil Lesh started hosting a series of shows at his Terrapin Crossroads to honor each of the years that the Dead were in motion.On October 17, the series continues at the San Rafael venue with a tribute to Grateful Dead’s 1994 persona. The Grateful Dead bassist will be joined by guitarists Grahame Lesh and Stu Allen, keyboardist Scott Guberman, and drummers Ezra Lipp and Alex Koford. Tickets are currently available for the show here.The venue’s post below describes the magic that took place in 1994, the year that the band members were officially inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. “It was a moment in time where the band was able to reflect on the wonderful journey they had been on since their inception in 1965, and thank the Deadheads who stood by them all those years,” the post explains. It was also the last year of touring before the band lost their leader Jerry Garcia. Read more below:
Finally, reggae fans making the pilgrimage to Kingston–recently named an official UNESCO Creative City of Music–have more to see than the city’s Bob Marley museum: at the beginning of this month, a new Peter Tosh museum opened its doors in the Jamaican capital.Born outside of Kingston in rural Westmoreland, Jamaica in 1944, Tosh came to prominence in the burgeoning Jamaican reggae scene in the mid-60’s as a member of The Wailers. After his generally abrasive and stubborn views and demeanor resulted in a split with The Wailers in 1973, Tosh released his seminal debut album Legalize It in 1976. Upon its release, the Jamaican government quickly banned the album, which only helped catapult the music and its radical message to worldwide notoriety. Today, “Legalize It” remains a universally known rallying cry for marijuana advocates.The museum was spearheaded by entrepreneur Kingsley Cooper creator of the Jamaican Music Awards and owner of Pulse Modeling Agency, and is located on the Pulse complex in New Kingston’s busy business district. Ahead of the museum’s opening, Cooper explained that he bonded with the singer while promoting what turned out to be Tosh’s final performance in 1987. The idea for a Peter Tosh Museum is something that he had wanted to pursue ever since, but took until now to come to fruition as he worked to secure both financial backing and the full support of Tosh’s estate.Says Cooper, “Tosh was a visionary, a man before his time. He wasn’t just a musician; he had very strong philosophical views on issues such as equal rights and the apartheid struggle, the legalization of marijuana and his whole uncompromising stance on certain matters, and he was prepared to take a beating for what he believed in. We want people to leave with a deeper appreciation for someone who is not only unique and outstanding Jamaican; he was a citizen of the world who has given so much to the whole world and we see that now with the international coverage of the opening of the museum… it tells you how far his reach was and the impact he had.”Although the museum is relatively small, its contents are tastefully presented, covering a surprising amount of ground. As you enter, there is an overview of Tosh’s turbulent youth, his involvement with The Wailers, his subsequent gravitation to the Rastafari faith, and the life-changing car accident that resulted in the death of his girlfriend Evonne in 1973. His solo years are then explored at length, including memorabilia like the golden microphones he received as a gift from friend and Rolling Stones front man Mick Jagger. Tosh’s coveted Grammy, received for his final studio album No Nuclear War, is given pride of place (it was reportedly retrieved from a Massachusetts pawn shop following its unauthorized sale), and the fabled M16 machine gun-shaped guitar that Tosh used to wield as a musical weapon on stage. The final section, which covers Tosh’s senseless murder in 1987, relays the information of the tragedy with appropriate sensitivity.The Peter Tosh Museum is open to visitors in Kingston now.[via The Guardian]
If all goes to plan, U2 fans are in for a great year in 2017. According to sources at Billboard, the famed rockers have some major tour dates in the works for next year, as part of a major year-long 30th anniversary celebration of their renowned 1987 release, The Joshua Tree. The report indicates that U2 will be hitting stadiums as well as Bonnaroo Music and Arts Festival as part of these plans.Though the dates have yet to be confirmed, some details have emerged from source reports. Two shows of the tour will be at MetLife Stadium in East Rutherford, NJ, and the headlining set at Bonnaroo has long been rumored among the festival’s fanbase. The rest remains unreported, though will probably see U2 traverse most of America and Europe for the celebration.The band did release a Merry Christmas video, which supports all of these reports into U2’s future plans. The video also confirms that the band has a new album due out in 2017 as well, though the release remains untitled. Watch below.
It’s been two months since the world lost Linkin Park‘s Chester Bennington. Today, the band has announced that they will reunite for a “one-night-only” event at the Hollywood Bowl on October 27th. With all five surviving members together for the first time since Bennington’s death, the event–billed as Linkin Park and friends–will raise money for Music for Relief’s One More Light Fund in memory of Chester Bennington. All information about the event can be found here. Linkin Park has also released a video for their original “One More Light,” the title track of the band’s recent LP.Earlier this year, when Chris Cornell committed suicide, Chester and the rest of Linkin Park paid tribute to their fallen friend with a heartfelt rendition of their track “One More Light” on Jimmy Kimmel Live. Bennington, who also sang at Cornell’s funeral, committed suicide on what would have been Chris Cornell’s 53rd birthday. So today’s release of the “One More Light” music video is especially meaningful to pair along with the Chester Bennington tribute concert announcement.Watch the official music video for “One More Light” below:The new “One More Light” video, directed by Joe Hahn, shows Chester Bennington rocking out on stage, surrounded by fans, as well as some intimate behind-the-scenes moments with his bandmates backstage. Guitarist Mike Shinoda explained in a statement, “‘One More Light’ was written with the intention of sending love to those who lost someone. We now find ourselves on the receiving end. In memorial events, art, videos, and images, fans all over the world have gravitated towards this song as their declaration of love and support for the band and the memory of our dear friend, Chester. We are so very grateful and can’t wait to see you again.”Joe Hahn also added, “It has been incredibly emotional to work on this, and especially to watch it. I feel that by doing it, we not only faced some of our biggest fears, but it enabled us to use our talents to bring some light to people that need it. As we move forward to the Hollywood Bowl show and beyond, I think about the people that connect with the band, outside and inside our circle. This video is a gesture of good will to the people that want that connection.”All information about the upcoming celebration of Chester Bennington can be found here.
Based in Brooklyn, Little Silver is a contemporary rock duo built around the ethereal vocals of husband and wife, Steve Curtis and Erika Simonian. With the addition of drummer Ray Rizzo and David Tarica on bass, Little Silver’s sound has fully come into its own. Underlying the group is a tendency toward thoughtfulness and simplicity, with many of its songs characterized by contemplative lyrics and a beautiful and understated musical depth.The couple met as touring musicians living in New York City—Curtis as a member of the contemporary folk group Hem, and Simonian as a part of various rock bands. After a whirlwind romance, the two married, then formed Little Silver in 2010, with the project allowing Simonian to capitalize on her softer musical sensibilities while letting Curtis let loose musically.Today, the group debuts a brand-new music video for the number, “One Stepper”, off Little Silver’s recently released album, Somewhere You Found My Name. As told by the band, “‘One Stepper’ is about, pretty plainly, addiction—and the pain and frustration of loving someone who is essentially unreachable. Though the energy of the song is upbeat and fun (and we love that about it), it’s also a reflection of the punch and smiling-through-clenched-teeth that you need to get through.”The music video—created by Alexis Fleisig (Girls Against Boys, The Obits)—plays off the band’s timeless vibe, with the throwback stylings of the video further augmenting the nostalgic, if not bittersweet, nature of the song. Live For Live Music is happy to premiere the brand new retro-stylized music video for Little Silver’s “One Stepper” off their 2017 debut, Somewhere You Found My Name. Check it out below:Watch the brand new video for Little Silver’s “One Stepper” below via the band’s YouTube page:For more information on Little Silver and their upcoming projects, head to the band’s website.
On June 11th, Aqueous hit Denver, performing a sold-out show at the Bluebird Theater with support from Colorado’s own Evanoff. Playing right up until curfew, the Buffalo-based groove rockers offered up one hell of a performance, playing a fearless mix of treasured originals, psychedelic covers, and tight improvisational jams throughout the night. Today, the band is releasing the show as a live album titled Live From The Bluebird, with the album available on all digital streaming platforms.Opening the show with a take on the Super Mario Bros. theme, the band quickly jammed into “Second Sight”, a staple of Aqueous’ live shows since being debuted early last year. From there, the band partially performed “They’re Calling For Ya”, an older tune from the group that has dropped off in recent years, having only been performed four times in 2018, ahead of a well-segued take into “Random Company”. Next up was “Don’t Do It”, which sandwiched the band’s second performance ever of “D.A.R.E.”, a Gorillaz cover that was first brought out during the group’s Gorillaz-theme New Year’s Eve show in Buffalo this year.As for set two, Aqueous kicked things off with a triumphant rendition of “The Median”. Unlike the first set, which saw the group running through a number of tunes and showing off their diversity of sound, in the second set, the band focused in on improvisational jamming across six songs. Following an unfinished “20/20”, the band moved into “Complex Pt. II”, marking the second time the song has been performed in 2018. Next up was “Fearless”, a Pink Floyd cover off 1971’s Meddle, marking the song’s sixth performance ever. With Aqueous playing up until curfew, “Fearless” was used to kick off a non-stop sprint to the show’s end, which also featured “Aldehyde” and “Triangle”.As guitarist Mike Gantzer told us earlier the month, “Denver was one of my favorite shows of 2018 so far. The Bluebird Theater is a beautiful room and it was epic and very fun to throw down to a sold-out crowd in such an amazing place. The energy was through the roof.”In a statement in a press release, he added,Our show at the Bluebird was one of those rare nights where everything totally clicked. The band was riding a wave of synergy, the setlists were a blast, and we had a sold-out crowd in front of us at this wonderful theater in Denver–it was just a beautiful evening and there was a little bit of magic in the air. The fan response to these sets was overwhelming.While Aqueous’ sold-out performance at Denver’s Bluebird Theater was previously only available via nugs.net, the show is now available for all fans to enjoy. Take a listen for yourself below. Aqueous Upcoming Tour Dates6/29 – Bond, CO – Beanstalk Music Festival7/1 – Rothbury, MI – Electric Forest7/12 – Asbury Park, NJ – Jams on the Sands7/14 – Gilford, NH – Road Jam (at Gunstock)7/21 – Scranton, PA – The Peach Music Festival7/27 & 7/28 – Buffalo, NY – Cobblestone Live8/23 – Sherman, NY – Night Lights Music Festival9/7 – Utica, NY – Saranac Brewery9/20 – Thornville, OH – Resonance Music and Arts FestivalView All Tour Dates Setlist: Aqueous | Bluebird Theater | Denver, CO | 6/9/2018Set One: Super Mario Bros > Second Sight, They’re Calling For Ya* > Random Company, Don’t Do It > D.A.R.E^ > Don’t Do ItSet Two: The Median, 20/20* > Complex Pt. II, Fearless^^ > Aldehyde > Triangle%**Notes: *Unfinished | ^Gorillaz | ^^Pink Floyd | % With Ending | **Played up until curfew