Last September, the Zappa Family Trust announced the release of the film “Roxy – The Movie”, which documents the legendary composer’s epic 3-night stand at Hollywood’s The Roxy. These Frank Zappa and The Mothers Of Invention concerts, which took place from December 8th – 10th, 1973, were filmed, but had been locked in the vault for over 40 years. Finally, fans will have the opportunity to relive shows that featured Zappa backed by an incredible cast of musicians that included George Duke, Napoleon Murphy Brock, Ruth Underwood and Chester Thompson. The screenings are as follows:– Alamo Drafthouse in Littleton, Colorado on March 23rd which will be followed by a live Skype Q&A with Alex Winter, who is currently working on a fully authorized documentary about Zappa, with proceeds going towards the documentary and preservation of the private archives in the vault. Check his Kickstarter campaign out HERE.– Alamo Drafthouse Ritz in Austin, Texas on March 24 – Alamo Drafthouse Cinema in Winchester, Virginia on April 2 – Alamo Drafthouse Cinema in Yonkers, New York on April 5 – The Prince Charles Cinema in London on April 5 – Alamo Drafthouse Cinema in Ashburn, Virginia on April 6. Details with regards all of the screenings can be found HERE. Catch the trailer below:[via Jambase]
With Bruce Springsteen making headlines for cancelling a performance in North Carolina over the controversial HB2 law, many artists scheduled to play in the state have been reconsidering their performances. Mumford & Sons took a more active approach to protesting the law, by not only playing a sold out show at the Time Warner Center Arena but donating their profits to a local organization that supports LGBTQ rights.Read the band’s full statement below:Dear friends,We will be playing a show tomorrow in Charlotte, and recent events in North Carolina have got us talking a lot as a band the last few days, so we felt compelled to say something in advance to you.As a band that relishes welcoming everyone to our shows and promoting tolerance, we do want to take a stand with the people of North Carolina who this week are shouting loudly against intolerance, fear and discrimination.Over the years we’ve looked for ways to contribute to the vitality of local communities and, in that spirit, we’re now creating a charitable fund to support those who have made it their mission to pursue love and justice. We will be donating all of our profits from this show to this new fund. And we will start by making a donation from it to a local LGBTQ organisation.As always, we will open the doors to our show to anyone who wants to come, and are excited to get down with the people of Charlotte.M, B, W & T
Just last weekend, Umphrey’s McGee brought their performing to the next level with the annual UMBowl show at the Brooklyn Bowl Las Vegas. The band played a full four sets of music, broken up into unique quarters, with various improvisational and audience-participatory themes to keep the fans, and the band, on their toes. They also welcomed Jennifer Hartswick and Natalie Cressman throughout the night, peppering both originals and covers with the Trey Anastasio Band horn players.You can read our full recap of UM Bowl here.Just one day after the UMBowl marathon, the band returned to the Vegas venue for round two. Of the many highlights throughout the two night run, one particular bust out stands alone, as the band brought out Hartswick for a performance of Sade’s “No Ordinary Love.” A song that hadn’t been played in nearly a thousand shows – 991 to be exact – got the royal treatment from this jammed out ensemble.Thanks to Umphrey’s and TourGigs, we now have some pro-shot footage of “No Ordinary Love” to share. Tune in below:Umphrey’s is off of touring for the next few weeks, until Summer Camp Music Festival hits at the end of the month. Check out the setlist from UM’s last show below:Setlist: Umphrey’s McGee at Brooklyn Bowl, Las Vegas, NV – 5/7/16Set 1: You Got the Wrong Guy > Speak Up, Bridgeless > Hajimemashite, Dump City, Nemo > In The Kitchen > Nemo, Red Tape, Don’t Stop ’til You Get EnoughSet 2: Attachments, 1348, The Triple Wide > Bridgeless, Puppet String, No Ordinary Love, Women Wine and Song > Wife SoupEncore: Controversy > Bad Friday with Jennifer Hartswick on trumpet and Natalie Cressman on trombone with Jennifer Hartswick on vocalsNotes:with Woody Woodpecker theme (George Tibbles and Ramey Idriss) tease before 1348last No Ordinary Love 05.25.2007 (991 shows)
Famed guitarist David Gilmour has added the Chuck Leavell to his touring band for his upcoming European tour. The Pink Floyd man is surely excited to add Leavell’s legendary keyboard skills to the mix, as he has shown in his career with The Rolling Stones and The Allman Brothers Band. Leavell recently posted his thoughts on the interesting collaboration on his website:I was pleased and surprised to be contacted by David (Gilmour) a couple of months ago asking me if I would be available to tour with him in June and July. My first contact with David was back in 1984 when I was the Musical Director of a show broadcast on MTV called “Guitar Greats”. David was a part of that, and he was amazing. Then a few years later when I was with Eric Clapton, David invited me and some of the other members of the band to his home where we had a memorable night talking about music and life in general. To have him reach out to me now is truly an honor, and I can’t wait to start work with him and the band. My good friend, Greg Phillinganes, who I was honored to work with during some of my Clapton days will also be playing keyboards on the tour and I look forward to “tag teaming” with him again. The timing for this is perfect, as the Stones will gear up again for our “Desert Trip” shows and some other activity in September and October. So this is proving to be an extraordinary year for me! – Chuck LeavellGilmour, who is still touring in support of his recently released album Rattle The Lock, will hit the road with Leavell and co. on June 25th in Poland, and will wind their way through Europe for a full month, finally ending their tour in Belgium on July 28th. If you’re in Europe this summer, make sure you catch this epic tour while you can, as it’s likely that Leavell will only be on this tour for a brief period of time before linking back up with The Stones at Desert Trip this October.In the meantime, check out our review of Gilmour’s brilliant show at Radio City Music Hall this past April.
Anderson .Paak has released an awesome new music video for his songs “The Season / Carry Me” and “The Waters” from his album Malibu. The video has an old-school, collage vibe that finds the versatile artists moving through several different unique, psychedelic, and introspective environments. Perhaps the highlight of the multi-part video is when .Paak runs from a trash-monster with Donald Trump’s face on it..Paak has been on the rise as of late, with the success of Malibu and a lengthy summer tour that has taken him and his band The Free Nationals to major festivals all over the world. Paak’s high energy combination of hip hop, R&B, soul, and funk is unique, and you get a glimpse of that diversity throughout this video.Watch Anderson .Paak’s new out-of-this-world music video, streaming below.
It seems that the new Phish album could be released any day now, as eight new titles have just appeared on the band’s work title registration list on BMI. As BMI is responsible for Phish’s music publishing and royalties, the confirmed registration of these new titles – as well as some other recently registered works – could indicate that the new album release is imminent.The whole process began last winter, when Phish announced during their Mexico run that they would be working on an album during the off-season. That album was subsequently recorded in Nashville, and guitarist Trey Anastasio announced that the album was completed during the band’s performance in San Francisco, just a few weeks ago. With appearances at LOCKN’, Dick’s, and a fall tour on the schedule, this would be an ideal time to build hype surrounding a new release. The band also performed a number of new originals on tour.As reported by Phishatthemann, the number of Phish’s registered song titles jumped from 208 to 216 today. This can be confirmed by the work order number associated with each song, as the number increases proportionally with time – aka newer songs have higher numbers. There are eight songs that have numbers in the #22,000,000 range, listed below:-Ass Handed-Blaze On-Breadth And Burning (spelled differently than listed on LivePhish during summer shows)-Friends-Let’s Go-Miss You-Shade-Tide TurnsAdditionally, there are two songs that must have been added recently, as they are in the #20,000,000 range for their work order number. This includes “How Many People Are You” and “No Men In No Man’s Land,” both songs that debuted during the summer of 2015. As a reference, songs from the Fuego album appear in the #17,000,000-18,000,000 range, as they have now been registered for two years.An album with these ten songs is certainly exciting, though there is currently no inclusion of the 15-minute instrumental piece that was mentioned in an interview with Hamilton percussionist Andrés Forero back in June. Forero contributed to every track on the studio album after meeting the Phish crew at a performance of Hamilton back in January, and referenced a “15-minute piece with classical percussion” when talking about the unlikely collaboration. Also notably absent are “Mercury,” “Things People Do,” and “Waking Up Dead,” though the registration for those and others could still be in the works.It seems likely that an announcement of the new album could come any day now, and we’ll be sure to update when we have more information. You can check the BMI listing here.
Electronica artist Mr. Bill has completely retooled his setup, incorporating live keyboards and drumming for an all-new jamtronica approach like never before. Bursting into the live sector is rather new for Mr. Bill, but their ability to jam out in this new setting is paying off in dividends.“Touring around and playing my songs off my laptop was getting stale, so with this tour, I really wanted to create a live electronic music performance,” said Mr. Bill. The band performed in Winnipeg earlier this week, showcasing their new and exciting sonic experience to an enthusiastic crowd. They’ll also be performing in New York, tonight, just upstairs from Kitchen Dwellers at American Beauty.Watch footage from this Mr. Bill Live Band performance below! [Photo credit: Nicholas Maciarz] Mr. Bill will take the stage at Slake tonight, November 11th. “If there’s anything I’ve learned from this tour so far,” says Mr. Bill, “It’s that I much prefer playing small, intimate rooms crammed with energy rather than larger, more docile rooms.” With Circuit Bent on as support, this is going to be a great night of music. Tickets here.
Just months after Phish reunited, the band made their way to the Empire Polo Ground in Indio, CA for Festival 8. Not only was it Phish’s first festival since reforming, but the festival also included a performance on Halloween night. The anticipation rose as fans guessed what Phish would pull out for their musical costume set, and the band defied expectations with a full performance of The Rolling Stones’ pivotal 1972 album, Exile On Main St.To properly recreate the album, the band brought on a three-piece horn section, with Dave Guy on trumpet, David Smith on trombone, and Tony Jarvis on saxophone, as well as vocalists Sharon Jones and Saundra Williams. From “Rocks Off” through “Soul Survivor” and everything in between, the soul-drenched rock album serves as a classic moment in Phish history.In honor of Ms. Sharon Jones today, set aside some time to watch Phish rock out Exile On Main St.You can also watch some selected footage from this show as well, including “Loving Cup” and the final song of the performance, an encore rendition of “Suzy Greenberg” with horns and vocal accompaniment. Setlist (via Phish.net):SET 1: Sample in a Jar, Divided Sky, Lawn Boy, Kill Devil Falls, Bathtub Gin, The Squirming Coil, Runaway Jim > Possum, Run Like an AntelopeSET 2: Rocks Off > Rip This Joint, Shake Your Hips, Casino Boogie, Tumbling Dice, Sweet Virginia, Torn and Frayed, Sweet Black Angel, Loving Cup, Happy, Turd on the Run, Ventilator Blues -> I Just Want To See His Face > Let It Loose, All Down the Line, Stop Breaking Down, Shine a Light, Soul SurvivorSET 3: Backwards Down the Number Line > Fluffhead > Ghost, When the Circus Comes, You Enjoy MyselfENCORE: Suzy Greenberg Lyrics changed to “Been you to have any Coil?” Phish debut; Dave Guy on trumpet, David Smith on trombone, and Tony Jarvis on saxophone. Phish debut. Phish debut; Sharon Jones and Saundra Williams on backup vocals, Dave Guy on trumpet, David Smith on trombone, and Tony Jarvis on saxophone. Sharon Jones and Saundra Williams on backup vocals, Dave Guy on trumpet, David Smith on trombone, and Tony Jarvis on saxophone. Phish debut; Sharon Jones and Saundra Williams on backup vocals.This show was part of the three-show Festival 8. Playbills were distributed on-site (beginning at 12:30 p.m., 8 hours in advance) confirming that the second set (the band’s “musical costume”) would be the Rolling Stones’ Exile on Main St. After Divided Sky, Trey acknowledged the beauty of the venue and announced that Page would now play a love song to the lawn since it was the first time they had played on grass in a long time. Antelope’s lyrics were changed to “Been you to have any Coil, man?” (The Coil was an art installation on the venue grounds.) Set 2 began with a video highlighting selections of the 99 classic albums displayed and then systematically eliminated on the phish.com web site leading up to the festival. Selections in the montage included snippets from Michael Jackson’s Thriller, T.Rex’s Electric Warrior, Metallica’s Master of Puppets, Miles Davis’s A Tribute to Jack Johnson, Fleetwood Mac’s Rumours and The Doors (self titled), among others. All of the Exile on Main St songs were Phish debuts, except for Loving Cup and Sweet Virginia. All songs in the second set except for Casino Boogie, Torn and Frayed, and I Just Want To See His Face featured Dave Guy on trumpet, David Smith on trombone, and Tony Jarvis on saxophone. Tumbling Dice, Sweet Virginia, and Loving Cup through Soul Survivor also featured Sharon Jones and Saundra Williams on backup vocals. Trey introduced the horn section after Tumbling Dice and again after the completion of the costume, before saying “We are the Rolling Stones. See you later.” Suzy Greenberg was played with Jones, Williams, and the horns. This show featured the first Sweet Virginia since September 26, 1999 (173 shows).
Béla Fleck and Chick Corea are no strangers to one another, touring together as a jazz duo extraordinaire. However, as Jambands reports, the two will join forces for a major full band tour from August 5-21, 2017. Fleck will bring along his band The Flecktones, while Corea will perform with his Elektric Band, who has accompanied him at several shows along his 75th birthday residency in NYC.The Flecktones made a triumphant return earlier this year, playing a handful of shows last summer for the first time in many years. Corea, meanwhile, celebrated his 75th birthday earlier this year and has shown no signs of slowing down. He’s currently in the midst of an insane residency at the Blue Note Jazz Club in NYC, which features over 80 performances.This tour is guaranteed to be an incredible musical experience, delving deep into the world of experimental jazz. The two bands are also expected to collaborate for a superjam of epic proportions as the encore of each show. The specific dates and locations have not yet been announced, but this is very exciting news! We will be sure to update once more information is revealed.
Beloved jam band moe. decided to take their diehard fanbase out to a new location for New Year’s Eve, ultimately settling on The Wilma in Missoula, MT to ring in 2016. The intimate two night run kicked off with a great opening show, but moe. took things to the next level for three full sets of magic on New Year’s.moe. largely stuck to their original music for the performance, opening with “Meat > Timmy Tucker” to get the party started. They did work in a tune from their recent Quentin Tarantino-themed Halloween, bringing out the beloved instrumental “Battle Without Honor or Humanity.” That song kicked off an awesome second set which saw the band bounce between “Four,” “Rebubula,” and “Yodelittle.”The third set saw more of the band’s original music, including “Tubing The River Styx > The Pit > Meat” before the big countdown. The show concluded with a “Brent Black” followed by the conclusion of “Meat” – so it’s safe to say this show wasn’t for the vegetarians. They returned for an encore that included “Stranger Than Fiction” before a sweet tribute to Leonard Cohen in the form of “Hallelujah.”You can steam the full show below, courtesy of taper marcus.Setlist: moe. | The Wilma | Missoula, MT | 12/31/16Set One1. Meat >2. Timmy Tucker3. Gone4. Jazz Wank >5. Spine of a Dog >6. BusterSet Two1. Crowd2. Battle Without Honor or Humanity3. Four >4. Rebubula >5. Yodelittle >6. Four >7. RebubulaSet Three1. Tubing the River Styx >2. The Pit >3. Meat4. Countdown5. Auld Lang Syne >6. Brent Black >7. MeatEncore1. Crowd2. Alnouncements3. Stranger Than Fiction4. HallelujahAll photos by Paul Citone, see the full gallery below. Load remaining images