From now until April 2nd, a group called Tee Spring has paired with a number of musicians and NBA franchises to make custom shirts. The series, called “MYTEAMMYCITY,” matches famous artists to their hometown, and, naturally, the Jerry Garcia shirt was the first to catch our eye. The Garcia/Golden State Warriors shirt can be seen above.Other crossovers include The Roots x Philadelphia 76ers, Slipknot x Chicago Bulls, John Denver x Denver Nuggets (that one just makes sense!), DJ Khaled x Miami Heat, Nathaniel Rateliff x Denver Nuggets and so many more! The shirts are only available for eight more days, so don’t waste any time.You can find the whole series here.
According to Phil Lesh, the Grateful Dead hasn’t been the same since their five-night run at San Francisco’s Winterland in October of 1974. They took a brief hiatus, playing only a few shows in 1975, before returning to the stage full-time in June of 1976. They continued at this rate up until Jerry’s dead in 1995.The August issue of Rolling Stone magazine features a spread on the beloved bassist. Entitled “The Last Word”, journalist David Fricke asks Lesh what the best part of the GD’s success was for him, to which he responds: “It was wildly successful for me until we took the break from touring [in 1975]. When we came back, it was never quite the same. Even though it was great and we played fantastic music, something was missing.”“It’s hard to pin down – a certain spirit. It would come back now and then, on some awesome evening, some particularly great performance. But that was even more frustrating, because it would disappear again for X number of shows, just disappear,” he continues, referencing specific times in 1977, 1985, 1989, and 1991. While none of us will ever relate to Phil’s sentiments, we respect his opinion and are grateful for the years and years of music he’s contributed to our lives.Thanks to YouTube user voodoonola, you can enjoy some of the 1974 performances below:[H/T JamBase]
While the 2016 election continues to heat up, President Barack Obama continues to be nothing but cool. After POTUS released two personally-curated summer playlists earlier this month, the White House’s website has announced a one-day music and arts festival to be held at the President’s house, cleverly dubbed South By South Lawn. Inspired by his trip to speak at this year’s South By Southwest conference and festival in Austin, TX, Obama and his team will bring together creators, innovators, and organizers from around the country and the world on October 3rd for a day of film, music, and interactive exhibits and panel discussions. Artists for the event have yet to be announced.As the President said in Selma, “It is you, the young and fearless at heart, the most diverse and educated generation in our history, who the nation is waiting to follow.” In that spirit, South by South Lawn will challenge young leaders to build on our progress toward an America that is more tolerant, fair, and full of opportunities.Tickets will not be sold for the event. Rather, attendees will be chosen via nomination by their peers. The nomination form reads: “Know somebody creating change — big or small — in your community? We’re inviting you to nominate yourself or somebody you know to attend.” Submissions are due by September 10th at 5pm Eastern Time. You can submit a nomination here.
The Five-Week Summer Performance Program at Berklee College of Music takes place every summer, with jams, open mics, and student performances galore. The renowned program brings students together from all over the world to celebrate music and study their instruments together. Last summer, the string department had a special piece to deliver to audiences, performing a striking rendition of “Whipping Post” by the Allman Brothers Band, which was directed and arranged by Berklee’s own Mimi Rabson. Of course, the Allman Brothers Band cover served as a tribute to founding members Butch Trucks and Gregg Allman, who both passed away earlier in the year. The Five-Week string orchestra’s selection seems to have resonated with fans of the Allman Brothers, as it quickly made its rounds through the Internet. Their unique interpretation of the 1969 Live At Fillmore East classic is awe-inspiring, with the expert cohort of young musicians doing justice to the challenging number and its orchestral arrangement.You can watch the Five-Week String Orchestra interpretation of the Allman Brothers Band’s “Whipping Post” below.
The California folk-rock band Midnight North has a new album, Under the Lights, on the way. Under the Lights will be the group’s third album and is due out on June 16th. Consisting of Grahame Lesh (vocals, guitar), Elliott Peck (vocals, guitar), Alex Jordan (vocals, organ), and Connor O’Sullivan (bass), Midnight North’s latest album was written following their first Midwest and East coast tour and captures the excitement during and following that period. The band’s Americana sound taps into Lesh’s father’s jammy Grateful Dead roots while also creating a sound of their own, infusing their own Western and blues influences throughout the album.To support this album, the band will be going on an extensive spring tour starting at the end of March. This tour will end with a hometown throw-down at the Bay Area’s Great American Music Hall on June 16th, which will also serve as Under the Light’s official record-release party. The first single off of Under the Lights is a tune called “The Highway Song,” directly referencing the album’s origins during the band’s former tour. You can listen to the single below as well as check out Midnight North’s upcoming touring schedule supporting the album. Tickets and more information about the band are available on their website here.[Photo courtesy of Daniel Ojeda]Midnight North Spring 2017 Tour Dates% with Nicole Atkins / “Brooklyn Is The Band” set# supporting Twiddle^ supporting Dead Feat* supporting Nahko and Medicine for the PeopleMarch 30 – Ardmore Music Hall – Philadelphia, PAMarch 31 – Wonder Bar – Asbury Park, NJApril 1 – Rock n Roll Resort V7 – Kerhonkson, NYApril 2 – Jammin Java – Vienna, VAApril 5 – Brooklyn Bowl – Brooklyn, NY %April 6 – The Acoustic – Bridgeport, CTApril 7 – Nectar’s – Burlington, VTApril 8 – Westcott Theater – Syracuse, NY #April 9 – Beachland Ballroom – Cleveland, OH #April 12 – Vegetable Buddies – South Bend, INApril 13 – The Intersection – Grand Rapids, MI #April 14 – Concord Music Hall – Chicago, IL #April 15 – Majestic Live – Madison, WI #April 16 – Miramar Theatre – Madison, WI #April 19-20 – Woodlands Tavern – Columbus, OH #April 21 – Smith’s Olde Bar – Atlanta, GAApril 22 – Pour House – Charleston, SC #April 23 – Jack Rabbit’s – Jacksonville, FL #April 25 – High Dive – Gainesville, FL #April 26 – Side Bar Theatre – Tallahassee, FL #April 27 – Bourbon Street Bar – Auburn, AL #April 28 – Varsity Theatre – Baton Rouge, LA #April 29 – Republic NOLA – New Orleans, LA ^May 19 – Moe’s Alley – Santa Cruz, CAMay 20-21 – Hipnic – Big Sur, CAJune 8 – Boulder Theatre – Boulder, CO *June 16 – Great American Music Hall – San Francisco, CA
Phil Lesh’s legendary venue, Terrapin Crossroads, has become a meeting ground and mecca for jam musicians and fans alike. The Grateful Dead bassist consistently invites old friends and new to join him at his intimate San Rafael venue to join in on the fun. This morning, the venue announced that tomorrow, for a special event dubbed Sunshine Daydream (with a tagline of ‘Let there be songs to Phil the air,’ which is also incredible), none other than fellow Grateful Dead member Bob Weir will join the group for an outdoor performance in the backyard of Terrapin Crossroads. Weir will team up with Lesh, along with Grahame Lesh, Jason Crosby, and Scott Law for the evening performance. Tickets are only $12 and are on-sale now here.[Photo via the Terrapin Crossroads Facebook]
Phish | Dick’s Sporting Goods Park | Commerce City , CO | 9.2.17Set 1: Simple > Martian Monster, Reba, Sand, Crazy Sometimes, Limb By Limb > Wolfman’s Brother, Walls of the CaveSet 2: Everything’s Right > Fuego -> Steam > Chalk Dust Torture > Mike’s Song > Winterqueen > What’s the Use? > Weekapaug Groove > Slave to the Traffic LightEncore: The Lizards, Run Like an Antelope Load remaining images Following an overwhelmingly jam-filled opening night at Dick’s Sporting Goods Park, Phish delivered yet another show at the beloved Colorado venue that will go down in the record books. Akin to the progression and ultimate culmination of the Baker’s Dozen run at Madison Square Garden, Phish ups the ante every time they step up to the plate at Dick’s. After all, we all know that Phish LOVES Dick’s, and Saturday night was no exception of that.Phish Gets Dick’s Swinging With Improv-Heavy 5-Song Second Set On Night One [Photos]Despite no spelling setlist tricks or Federal Donuts being handed out, Phish got the night started off in the most appropriate Dick’s fashion, delivering a “Simple” that the band quickly settled into for a high-charged fourteen minute ride. Trey Anastasio‘s scorching solo peaked up to the grandest of skyscrapers, before landing the plane and passing the torch onto Page McConnell. The familiar chilling, thrilling line, “You have been selected as the first astronaut to explore planet Mars” rang out, as the band took the 25,000 person venue on a soaring cosmic journey, before “Martian Monster” and the Vermonters safely landed the ship back at planet Dick’s.The biggest surprise of the night followed, as “Reba” popped out of the woodwork, making its first Colorado appearance since 10/11/2010 at the 1st Bank Center, and its first Dick’s appearance to date! With Anastasio grinning from ear to ear, the band dove into blissful-silky territory, as Chris Kuroda’s light rig orbited around the four mastermind musicians that have been on a mission since 2017’s tour opener at Chicago’s Northerly Island.A bouncy yet delicate “Sand” followed, with Mike Gordon hammering away, leaving room for Anastasio and McConnell to lock in for a brief period, before rolling back into the fan-favorite lick that Anastasio delivered with extreme confidence and determination that we’ve seen all summer. Next up was “Crazy Sometimes” off Gordon’s highly anticipated album OGOGO, getting ready for its September 15th release date. Marking its third time played by Phish, Gordon made sure to give the newcomer the special treatment, before trickling into “Limb By Limb”.“Limb By Limb” got some delicate and elegant guitar work from Anastasio, as the master navigated through a simple yet sweet rendition, backed by Jon Fishman holding down one of the most complex beats in the Phish repertoire.After a brief pause and some discussion between Trey and Page, the quartet put their money where their mouth is, with a “Wolfman’s Brother” that quickly dove headfirst into Type II improvisational territory. Trey put the team on his back, blazing through a fiery hot jam, highlighted by immaculate keyboard work by The Chairman of the Boards, and atomic Gordon bombs dropped one after another. The band could have easily ended first set with the scorching “Wolfman’s,” but instead decided to pull one last trick out of their sleeves for the first set, ending with a standard length, yet ballsy, “Walls of the Cave.”With the bar set high, Phish came back out for set two with the new Anastasio/Tom Marshall favorite “Everything’s Right.” As the lyrics, “everything’s right so just hold tight” rang out loud, Anastasio and company picked up the momentum, tenaciously charging through a song that has already found its perfect place in the regularly played Phish catalogue. Trey proved to continue his space-funk adventure on the Kaoss pad, finally relenting into the opening power chords of “Fuego.”Like the “Everything’s Right” that preceded “Fuego”, the Big Boat rocker took off into deep Type II territory, leaving no time for messing around, as it elegantly segued into a jaw-dropping “Steam>Chalkdust Torture.” This one-two punch provided the meat of the second set, despite the rather short length of both jams, particularly the “Chalkdust.” Time regularly translates to nothing on Planet Phish though, and the raucous “Chalkdust” soared like birds of prey, getting the “hose” treatment that every phan begs for.A “Mike’s>Groove” for the ages came out to play, with a delicately placed “Winterqueen” and dark and heavy “What’s the Use?” in between. The song selection in the “Groove” was absolutely spot-on, and the band’s hyper-focus and excitement was glowing, as Trey ripped through a “Winterqueen” on full-blast that is in discussion for best ever played.With a perfect set in the books, the band could have taken a bow following a euphoric “Weekapaug,” but similar to the first set, they four machines beautifully landed into a “Slave to the Traffic Light” to cap off an improv-heavy Saturday night Dick’s show that will be analyzed and listened to on repeat by fans for years to come.After a sensational “Slave” the band capped off a memorable night with an even more-so memorable encore. “Lizards” made its second appearance of the summer following the Baker’s Dozen, and fans were delighted by the impressive encore selection, with a massive cherry on top. Phish showed no signs of slowing down as all of the children of the Land of the Big Baboon boogied down, before Trey through an audible with a bubbly yet dark jam, eventually peaking into untouched territory for a Dick’s encore. As if the night couldn’t have ended right there, the opening notes of “Run Like an Antelope” began and we were in for one last charge on this most incredible of evening’s.Phish’s 2015 “THANK YOU” eight song encore went down in Phishtory, but last night’s grand finale may very well give it a run for its money.And remember the golden rule; NEVER MISS A SUNDAY SHOW!
Louis Cato’s Starting Now Tracklisting1. introlude2. in my reach3. back and forth4. down for you5. starting now6. light7. anymore8. se interlude9. someone else10. look within11. se bonus Louis Cato is a force to be reckoned with in the music industry. The Grammy-nominated and internationally renowned multi-instrumentalist, producer, and songwriter has toured with the likes of Snarky Puppy, Marcus Miller, John Scofield, George Duke, and Bobby McFerrin and recorded with artists like Beyonce, Jack White, John Legend, Q-tip, and more. In addition to these credentials, he’s also regularly performed on The Late Show with Stephen Colbert, locking down a coveted spot as a member of the house band Jon Batiste and Stay Human.Vulfpeck Covers Aretha Franklin, Welcomes Rachael Price & Louis Cato To Friday Show [Full-Set Audio]While Cato boasts an enviable list of past and current collaborators and projects, on November 17th, he will add yet another accomplishment to the list with the release of his debut solo album, Starting Now. The upcoming record sees a different side of the critically acclaimed musician, with Cato taking on the role of singer-songwriter and offering a masterful eleven-track collection of upbeat, funk-pop songs that still tap into his soulful, gospel roots.Cato said of his upcoming release, “When I set out to create this album, my sole purpose was to make an honest statement. Starting Now is me saying, ‘This is who I am and what I do. I’m a singer/songwriter/multi-instrumentalist that prioritizes writing good songs rather than flash or facility alone.’”Watch James Casey, Natalie Cressman, Felix Pastorius, Louis Cato, & More Cover SBTRKT At Brooklyn Comes AliveToday, Live For Live Music is proud to premiere a brand-new single off Starting Now, a smooth new tune titled “Down For You”. The song highlights Cato’s immense musicality, with the tune highlighting his earnest voice and augmented by a rolling, rumbling bassline and gorgeous harmonies. Louis Cato had this to say about the number, “‘Down For You’ was one of the most natural choruses I ever wrote lyrically. It speaks from a place of determined love; reassuring and even a bit self-encouraging, anyone in a committed relationship will find something in it.”You can take a listen to the Live For Live Music world premiere of Louis Cato’s “Down For You” off his debut solo album, Starting Now–due out on November 17–below. To see Louis Cato in action, you can catch him live with The Nth Power and Ghost-Note at New York City’s Cutting Room on November 18th, where he’ll be featured as a special guest, or watch him on The Late Show with Stephen Colbert weeknights at 11:35 p.m. (EST).
This past weekend, The Disco Biscuits finished off their four-night run at PlayStation Theater in the heart of New York city by ringing in 2018 with a special video game-themed New Year’s Eve celebration. Featuring three extensive sets from the band, the Biscuits weaved in between their classic original numbers and themes from old-school video games such as Tetris, Super Mario, Duck Tales, and more.The Disco Biscuits Level Up With Video Game-Themed New Year’s Show [Watch]To set the tone for the rest of the night, to kick off the group’s second set, the Disco Biscuits’ opened with a jubilant take on the Super Mario theme, using the upbeat melody as a jumpoff point for an extensive jam rife with video game sounds and intense energy. Throughout the second set, the band kept up with the video game tones, using them throughout their classic numbers like “Aceetobee” and a return to “Basis For A Day”.You can check out a newly released video of the Disco Biscuits’ cover of the Super Mario theme below, courtesy of the band.Setlist: The Disco Biscuits | PlayStation Theater | New York, NY | 12/31/2017I: Pac Man-> Caves of the East-> Basis for a Day-> Duck Tales Moon Board, Helicopters-> Bionic Helix-> And the Ladies Were the Rest of the Night (inverted)-> 42 (ending)II: Super Mario-> Aceetobee-> Basis for a Day-> Tetris-> Aquatic Ape (inverted)-> AceetobeeIII: Little Lai-> Super Mario Underworld Jam-> Little Lai, Mindless Dribble-> 7-11-> Basis for a Day, Strobelights & Martinis-> HelicoptersE: Frog Legs
Last night, Joe Russo’s Almost Dead returned to The Capitol Theatre for their second of three shows this weekend, their first run of 2018. Just like the previous night, JRAD played to a sold-out crowd at the historic venue, and incorporated new tunes from the Grateful Dead’s catalogue and beyond into their song rotation. In addition to other numerable highlights (like a fantastic “Scarlet” > “Sugaree” > “Fire segment, an excellent extended “Playing In The Band”, a rare partial “Terrapin” suite, and a “GDTRFB” featuring “Mountain Jam” teases from both Tom Hamilton and Scott Metzger), each of last night’s two sets featured debuts for the band, and each of the debuts was sung by drummer Joe Russo. In the first set, it was “Pride of Cucamonga”, the Phil Lesh/Bobby Petersen From The Mars Hotel track that was never played by the Grateful Dead but has seen a reawakening in post-Jerry Garcia iterations of the band. In the second set, the debut came in the form of Led Zeppelin‘s “Your Time Is Gonna Come”.Watch the JRAD debut of “Pride of Cucamonga” below via YouTube user monihampton: For the encore, the band creatively continued the slow rollout of “new” tunes, as keyboardist Marco Benevento laid into an increasingly powerful blues piano solo. As he played, he began to preach–“I wish we could all live together! We could all go out and see music together. We can all hang out all day and all night together, wouldnt that be great?! Peace and harmony, right? We could go out on the weekends and go to music festivals together, y’all. Or one big music festival where all our favorite bands are there to play. It would be like a dream music festival. We’ll all be there together smiling…and huggin’… and laughin’…and tellin’ each other how much we love each other…I love you!”The “Southern preacher”-inflected sermon led into one final JRAD debut: Chuck Berry rarity “Festival”, in which he imagines a perfect dream festival with all of his favorite bands, name-checking The Who, The Band, Jimi Hendrix, Janis Joplin, Creedence Clearwater Revival, Johnny Cash, Little Richard, Aretha Franklin, The Rolling Stones, Ray Charles, Led Zeppelin, The Beatles and more, as well as–of course–the Grateful Dead.Watch fan-shot video of “The Festival” > “I Know You Rider” courtesy of YouTube user Sean Roche:JRAD closes out their Capitol Theatre run tonight with their third and final sold out performance of the weekend. For a full list of upcoming shows, head to the band’s website.Listen to full audio of the show below via taper nico11104:Watch pro-shot video of each of the set openers below via nugs.tv:“Scarlett Begonias”“Row Jimmy”:Watch an assortment of videos from the performance below via YouTube user monihampton:“They Love Each Other”“Ramble On Rose”“Cats Under The Stars” > “Going Down The Road Feeling Bad” > “We Bid You Goodnight”“I Know You Rider”SETLIST: Joe Russo’s Almost Dead | The Capitol Theatre | Port Chester, NY | 1/13/18 | Show #137Set One (9:00PM – 10:19PM) :Scarlet Begonias ->Sugaree @ ->Fire On The Mountain # ->Good Lovin $ ->They Love Each Other %Pride Of Cucamonga ^Playing In The BandSet Two (10:54PM – 12:40AM):Row Jimmy ->Jam & ->Lady With A Fan & + ->Terrapin Station & ->I Need A Miracle @@ ->Your Time Is Gonna Come ## ->Ramble On RoseMusic Never Stopped $$Cats Under The Stars %% ->GDTRFB ^^ ->We Bid You Goodnight &&Enc:Marco Solo ->The Festival ** ->I Know You Rider [email protected] – With an “I’m The Only One” (Melissa Ethridge) Tease & a Fire On the Mountain Tease (TH)# – With Sugaree Lyrics (TH)$ – With a short Fire On the Mountain Jam% – With a Shakedown Tease (Band)^ – First Time Played by Almost Dead. JR vocals& – With Playin & Terrapin Teases (TH)* – I’m going to start labeling Terrapin part-by-part. “Lady With A Fan” goes from “Let my inspiration flow” to “ but he cannot be bought or sold“ and “Terrapin Station” goes from “Inspiration, move me brightly” to “and the whistle is screaming: TERRAPIN“. On this night, the second part of the “Suite” including “”Terrapin”, “Terrapin Transit”, “At a Siding”, “Terrapin Flyer” & “Refrain” was not played at this show+ – With a Marco [email protected]@ – with a “Dear Mr. Fantasy” (Traffic) tease (TH)## – First Time Played by Almost Dead. JR vocals. Partial version of a Led Zeppelin cover, 1st verse & chorus were sung.$$ – With a Fire On the Mountain Tease (TH)%% – With a “Duo Jam” and a “Hey Bulldog” (The Beatles) Jam (Band)^^ – With Mountain Jam Teases (TH & then MB)&& – Traditional instrumental ending to GDTRFB, with a short Cold Rain & Snow Jam (Band)** – Chuck Berry cover, First Time Played by Almost Dead. MB vocalshttp://www.lyricsfreak.com/c/chuck+b…/festival_20202543.html++ – With a Morning Dew Tease (TH)Pre Show Music: Cap Ipod MixSet Break Music: Yankee Hotel Foxtrot (Wilco)Post Show Music: Burning Down The House (Talking Heads)Poster: Colortest[Cover Photo: Andrew Blackstein]