first_imgSome sad news today for longtime fans of the Chris Robinson Brotherhood, as the band has announced the departure of original bassist, Mark “Muddy” Dutton. His final show with the band will be March 19 at the Rendezvous Festival in Jackson Hole, WY.“It has been a great adventure. I wish my brothers a long and beautiful journey, as I leave with pride and fond memories,” says Dutton in a statement. “I’m looking forward to the rise of The CRB as they continue to bring the old world to the new.”Robinson added: “It’s been a great five years. We wish Muddy all the best in his future.”Dutton will be temporarily replaced in the CRB with Austin, TX-based bassist George Reiff. Reiff previously recorded and toured with Robinson in New Earth Mud from 2004 through 2006, and he will fill in throughout the month of April.Meanwhile, the band recently announced a tour and have extensive plans to both release a new album and tour throughout 2016. Robinson is also heading up the Chris Robinson Soul Revue at the upcoming Fool’s Paradise festival in St. Augustine, FL from April 1-2, bringing along Neal Casal from the CRB and performing with Ivan Neville, George Porter Jr., Eric Krasno, Nikki Glaspie and The Shady Horns. More information about the festival can be found via the official website.Check out the CRB’s full tour schedule below, and head to the band’s website for details.Chris Robinson Brotherhood Tour DatesMarch 19 – Teton Village, WY – Jackson Hole Rendevous FestivalApril 2 – Saint Augustine, FL – Fool’s Paradise *April 15 – Portland, OR – Wonder Ballroom **April 16 – Seattle, WA – The Showbox **April 17 – Eugene, CA – Hi-Fi Music HallApril 19 – Eureka, CA – Eureka TheatreApril 21 – Petaluma, CA – McNear’s Mystic TheatreApril 22 – Petaluma, CA – McNear’s Mystic TheatreApril 23 – Santa Ana, CA – The ObservatoryApril 25 – Las Vegas, NV – Brooklyn BowlApril 8 – Vail, CO – Spring Back To VailMay 13 – Cherokee, TX – Cherokee Creek Music FestivalJune 2 – Hunter, NY – Mountain JamJune 5 – Knoxville, TN – Bijou TheaterJune 6 – Birmingham, AL – Iron CityJune 9 – New Orleans, LA – Tipitina’sJune 10 – Dallas, TX – Gas Monkey LiveJune 11 – Austin TX – Scoot InnJune 14 – Little Rock, AR – Revolution Music HallJune 15 – Jackson, MS – Duling HallJune 16 – Memphis, TN – New Daisy TheatreJune 30-July 4 – Quincy, CA – High Sierra Music FestivalAugust 25-28 – Arrington, VA – LOCKN’*Chris Robinson Soul Revue** w/ moe.[Photo via Greg Homolka]last_img read more

first_imgEarlier this week, ZZ Top bassist Dusty Hill fractured his shoulder after a ZZ Top performance. As such, the band has postponed all dates from now through May 7th. Unfortunately, one of those dates happens to be the Laid Back Festival, scheduled for May 7th at the Lakewood Amphitheatre in Atlanta, GA.The first of five Laid Back Festivals, hosted and curated by Gregg Allman, will be pushed back to a later date. The Atlanta Laid Back lineup plans to feature sets from Allman, ZZ Top, Blackberry Smoke, Michelle Malone, Jaimoe’s Jasssz Band and more, and the make-up date is not yet known.The other four events, including fests in Nashville, Chicago, New York, and Colorado, are all on as scheduled. You can find out more details about those here. We wish Dusty Hill all the best on the road to recovery![Via AJC]last_img read more

first_imgThe String Cheese Incident recently shared news of their “Sound Lab,” a creative workspace for the band to create and release new music on their own schedule. When we spoke to Michael Kang about the lab, he mentioned that it was not only SCI who would be using the space. Now we have our first taste of non-SCI music from the “Sound Lab,” in the form of a new song from the Kyle Hollingsworth Band.Released today, Hollingsworth’s “Tumbling” has a great summery feel to it. Hollingsworth talks about the song’s inspiration, saying: “Tumbling” started out as a groove that was in need of becoming a song. It was one of those feels that I had done in the past, but with a more indie vibe to it. Lyrically it speaks of my first love and first loss all around a trip to the see The Grateful Dead in Pittsburgh. Sometimes I struggle to form a cohesive theme and groove, but this came together fairly easily and quickly. I like where this ended up, I hope you enjoy!”The String Cheese Incident Jams Hard, Welcomes Tony Furtado In Atlanta [Full Audio]Listen to “Tumbling” below:last_img read more

first_imgBack in May, Pigeons Playing Ping Pong tore things up at their own festival, Domefest. The funky ensemble from Baltimore treated their flock to some sensational funky grooves, and also took the time out to hang with their beloved fans throughout the great weekend.While the full shows will soon be available on nugs.net, Pigeons have offered L4LM an exclusive teaser playlist capturing the band’s music from Domefest. Taken from shows on all three nights, May 19-21, the three-track playlist includes their classic tunes “Burning Up My Time” and “Schwanthem,” as well as the brand new debut “Fun In Funk.”Listen to the teaser Domefest playlist below!These guys put the fun in funk, indeed. Don’t miss them on the road this summer!last_img read more

first_imgThe second annual Brooklyn Comes Alive will return to the heart of Williamsburg for one day of unique supergroups, jam sessions, and once-in-a-lifetime collaborations featuring members of Dead & Company, The String Cheese Incident, The Disco Biscuits, Joe Russo’s Almost Dead, Lettuce, Soulive, Medeski Martin & Wood, Snarky Puppy, Primus, RatDog, Dopapod, and so many more. Taking place on October 22, 2016, the event will span three of Brooklyn’s most popular venues — Brooklyn Bowl, The Hall at MP, and Music Hall of Williamsburg — all within a 10 minute walking radius. [Get tickets here]This year’s artist lineup includes Joe Russo (Joe Russo’s Almost Dead), Oteil Burbridge (Allman Brothers/Dead & Company), Marc Brownstein (The Disco Biscuits), Aron Magner (Disco Biscuits), John Medeski (Medeski Martin & Wood), Jason Hann (The String Cheese Incident), Adam Deitch (Lettuce/Break Science), Robert Walter (Greyboy Allstars/Mike Gordon), Scott Metzger (Joe Russo’s Almost Dead), Kofi Burbridge (Tedeschi Trucks Band), Alan Evans (Soulive), Neal Evans (Soulive/Lettuce), Adam Smirnoff (Lettuce), Roosevelt Collier, Michael League (Snarky Puppy), Skerik, Reed Mathis (Tea Leaf Green), Holly Bowling, and many more, as well as special showcase sets from RIPE and Organ Freeman. (See Full Lineup Below) Inspired by the vibrant musical communities of Brooklyn and New Orleans, this unique event puts the focus on the artists, bringing over 50 musicians together and allowing them to create their own groups and concepts. Supergroup formations and special sets will be announced in the coming weeks.Purchasing a ticket to Brooklyn Comes Alive grants you access to all three venues: Brooklyn Bowl, Music Hall of Williamsburg, and The Hall at MP. Wristband-holders may come and go amongst the venues throughout the event. (Note: Some venues may reach capacity, so make sure you arrive at your most desired sets early to ensure a spot, although you will always be guaranteed a spot at one of the venues). Music starts at noon with a special brunch at The Hall at MP by Michelin Star chef Michael Psilakis. After brunch, Brooklyn Bowl and Music Hall of Williamsburg will open up in the early evening, and all three venues will remain open all night long.For the ultimate immersive VIP experience, Brooklyn Comes Alive will offer a “Super VIP” package this year, allowing for an up-close-and-personal experience with your favorite artists. This grants access to an exclusive “Artist Lounge” at Brooklyn Bowl, where you can hang and interact with the artists all night while watching the show practically from the stage, as well as access to private VIP viewing areas at The Hall at MP and Music Hall of Williamsburg.Those coming in from out of town are encouraged to book a hotel room through Curadora, a service that curates experiences catered to concert-goers. Brooklyn Comes Alive recommends the Hotel Indigo in Downtown Brooklyn, a modern boutique hotel at a great rate.The festival also promises unique interactive excursions around Williamsburg with select artists. Details TBA.Both The Hall at MP and Music Hall of Williamsburg are 18+ venues, while the Brooklyn Bowl is strictly 21+. If you are between the ages of 18 and 21, you are welcome to purchase a ticket, however you will not be allowed access to the Brooklyn Bowl.Brooklyn Comes Alive Artist Lineup (supergroup formations TBA):Joe Russo (Joe Russo’s Almost Dead)Oteil Burbridge (Allman Brothers/Dead & Company)Marc Brownstein (The Disco Biscuits)Aron Magner (The Disco Biscuits)John Medeski (Medeski Martin & Wood)Jason Hann (The String Cheese Incident)Adam Deitch (Lettuce/Break Science)Robert Walter (Greyboy Allstars/Mike Gordon)Scott Metzger (Joe Russo’s Almost Dead)Kofi Burbridge (Tedeschi Trucks Band)Alan Evans (Soulive)Neal Evans (Soulive)Eric “Benny” Bloom (Lettuce)Jesus Coomes (Lettuce)Adam Smirnoff (Lettuce)Ryan Zoidis (Lettuce)Roosevelt CollierMichael League (Snarky Puppy)SkerikTodd Stoops (RAQ)Reed Mathis (Tea Leaf Green)Borahm Lee (Break Science)Natalie Cressman (Trey Anastasio Band)James Casey (Trey Anastasio Band)Chris Bullock (Snarky Puppy)Nate Werth (Snarky Puppy)Nikki Glaspie (The Nth Power)Nick Cassarino (The Nth Power)Nate Edgar (The Nth Power)Courtney J’Mell Smith (The Nth Power)Manic FocusWill Bernard (Stanton Moore Trio)Tim Palmieri (Kung Fu)Jay Lane (Primus/RatDog)Rob Compa (Dopapod)Eli Winderman (Dopapod)Adrian Tramontano (Kung Fu)Holly BowlingBrasstracksFareed Haque (Garaj Mahal)Cochrane McMillan (Tea Leaf Green)Andy Hess (Gov’t Mule/The Black Crowes)Eric Slick (Dr. Dog)Dan Edinburg (The Stepkids)Jen Durkin (Deep Banana Blackout)Johnny Durkin (Deep Banana Blackout)Rob Marscher (Matisyahu)Rob Somerville (Kung Fu)Benny Rietveld (Santana)Jake ShermanRaul PinedaFarnell NewtonDanny SadownickShowcase Sets:RIPEOrgan Freemanlast_img read more

first_imgFestival season is almost over, but it’s still the hottest time of year. Beyond the obvious methods of sleep, hydration, and sunscreen, we’re here to give you a few tips to survive these next few weeks, so that you can return to work on Monday without feeling like a total sun-dried tomato.Without further ado, here are five easy ways to survive multi-day music festivals:5. Keep the bugs away by putting dryer sheets in your pocket.That’s right. If you put a Bounce dryer sheet in your pocket, it will naturally repel mosquitoes from eating you alive. It’s a simple, affordable solution to one of the most annoying problems that we almost always forget to anticipate in an outdoor setting. So as you’re packing for the weekend, you might as well pre-pack each pocket with a dryer sheet. For maximum results, wear cargo shorts.4. Drink 1 liter of coconut water every day.Coconut water is an extremely valuable source of hydration. It also facilitates digestion, reduces blood pressure, provides necessary nutrients, and is a natural hangover cure.According to lifehack.org, “The ingredients in coconut water are way more effective at hydrating the human body than those of sports and energy drinks. During rigorous exercise or extended periods of physical activity, the human body loses mineral-rich fluids. However, coconut water serves as an excellent replacement medium with 294 mg of potassium and 5 mg of natural sugar per glass, unlike your favorite sports drink that only contains half of the potassium content and five times the amount of processed sugar.”So put that sports drink away, and grab what the Earth has already provided for us. Make the liter last all day and you’ll be hydrated and ready to go all night long! Best to be consumed before bed and/or when you wake up.3. Sit down as much as possible, and close your eyes.Remember that it’s a marathon, not a sprint. If you have a foldable chair, bring it. Give those puppies a rest, they deserve it! Then close your eyes. You don’t need to fall sleep in order to get rest. If you close your eyes for just a few minutes, you will save your brain enough processing energy to last just a little bit longer later on. 2. Eat a plant-based diet. Food = Energy, so make it count. If you load yourself up with processed, fried, or saturated fats, your body won’t have enough energy to last its full potential. Instead, you should eat as many fruits and vegetables as possible to ensure that your body’s energy level will sustain through the long days and nights of walking, dancing, and everything else involved in these adventurous weekends. 1. Shower. Sleeping outside is no excuse not to shower. In fact, it’s really just another reason why you SHOULD shower! Pick a time where the lines aren’t long and get yourself in the water. Not only will it bathe you of all germs and odors, but it will revitalize your very existence with a wave of fresh energy that is otherwise unattainable. A shower will save your life (and make you more pleasant to be around). Soap recommended.Have a great weekend!last_img read more

first_imgSince the recent release of their album titled, Apparitions, Funk You has been hitting the road on a debut tour across the country. The band has been working for five years to get to this point, so to say they’re excited is an understatement. Starting in Augusta, GA reaching all the way to Colorado and hitting most everything in between, this tour is quite literally putting Funk You on the map.The tour features some great stops for the band along the way. Their first Denver play will be opening for The Motet’s side project, Juno What, at Cervantes. The band will also be performing a funky Phish after party with Dumpstaphunk at the Variety Playhouse on October 21st. They also end in the beautiful horsepens 40 in Steele, AL at the Cuko Rukko Music & Arts Festival.This year has already been special in many ways, and we’re excited to share some great moments at the band’s sold out Sweetwater 420 Fest after party and album release party at Aisle 5. Take an exclusive look at their original song titled “Funk You,” as well as their cover of Prince “1999”. Justin Hasting of Zoogma sat in on guitar for both of these songs. Check him out battling with Funk You’s guitarist, Evan Miller. Also joining Funk You is Amy Middleton Taylor of IRE and B Courtland Saxon on saxophone, both of whom appeared on the band’s new Apparitions album.Watch the two videos below! Funk You is really doing it right these days, so don’t miss them on tour in support of Apparitions. To check out the new album, head here. You can see the band’s full tour schedule, below.last_img read more

first_imgIn advance of a fall tour that kicks off next month, San Diego jam band Brothers Gow took the stage at the Music Box, a venue new to the band and relatively new to the San Diego music scene. Throughout their one solid set, the band managed to showcase their diverse musical aptitude and took seriously their responsibility for rocking.The quintet’s undeniable musical chemistry paved the way for fresh takes on classic covers, conquered clever mash-ups which have been a mainstay of recent performances, breathed new life into long-forgotten originals, and finished strong with sit-ins by Dela and AG of the Stoopid horn section.With a ceremonial welcome and cheers from rhythm guitar and vocalist, Ethan Wade, the boys blazed out of the gate with “Good Clean Fun,” a multi-part progressive original that kicks off upbeat and danceable on the outset before melting into a relaxed and comfortable groove. The original appeared in multiple teases throughout the night’s tightly-woven, exploratory set.Grunge-infused “The Well” illustrated the band’s decisive transitions, and their deep understanding of intentional musical dissonance infused by Wade’s deep, infectious vocals. Soon after, things took a turn to the downright funky with “Atomic Snoop,” an ingenious fusion of George Clinton’s “Atomic Dog” and Snoop Dogg’s “Who Am I (What’s My Name),” with spirited vocal interplay between Wade, lead guitar Kyle Merrill, and keyboardist Alex Gow Bastine.“Good Clean Fun” made its second appearance of the night during a reinvigorated instrumental section of “Whiskey Sunday” where the cohesive rhythm section – drummer Nathan Walsh-Haines and bassist Carson Church – joined forces deep in the pocket. Merrill took the vocal reins on “Tangerine,” a touching debut original followed by lick-heavy “Reflections,” the title track from Brothers Gow’s fourth studio album.The highlight of the night came when horn players AG and Dela from the Stoopid horn section joined Brothers Gow for a duo of songs, original “Wake and Bake” and a clever mashup dubbed “Bad LA Coke,” encompassing Escort’s “Cocaine Blues” (with Walsh-Haines making a rare appearance on lead vocals), Umphrey’s McGee’s “Bad Friday,” and the Grateful Dead’s “West LA Fadeaway.” Watch the band’s official video below.The night wrapped up with “Articulated Mush,” a driving, metal-esque, uptempo instrumental, ripe for improvisation with dueling talk box solos from Merrill and Bastine before diving back into “Good Clean Fun” one last time. A “Shadow” encore closed the night, with a Beatles’ “With a Little Help From My Friends” chorus to send friends off in the the downtown San Diego night.Brothers Gow weren’t the only ones in the venue to dig deep: fans at the show helped to raise more than $200 for the band’s eponymous music foundation, which helps to put instruments into K-12 classrooms in San Diego.You don’t want to miss Brothers Gow on their fall tour, which kicks off next month. Follow them on Facebook or visit the band’s website for upcoming dates in your area.Setlist: Brothers Gow at The Music Box, San Diego, CA – 9/9/16Good Clean Fun >The WellAtomic SnoopWhiskey Sunday (with Good Clean Fun tease)TangerineReflectionsWake and Bake (with Dela and AG from Stoopid Horn section) >Bad LA CokeArticulated MushGood Clean FunEncore: Shadow > With a Little Help From My Friendslast_img read more

first_imgCatskill Chill Music Festival made its triumphant return this year, stepping into a new venue at Lakewood, PA with an awesome, jam-friendly lineup. The festival saw bluegrass masters Greensky Bluegrass headline the final night of festivities, diving deep into material new and old for fans everywhere to enjoy. The energy of the set was only amplified at the end, when pedal steel guitarist Roosevelt “The Dr.” Collier joined the band on stage for two classic songs: “Will The Circle Be Unbroken?” and “Ain’t No Bread In The Breadbox.”The rich gospel tones of Collier’s lap steel guitar contrasted beautifully with the natural sound that rings from every Greensky note, as evidenced in this full length recording from taper Keith Litzenberger. Take a listen to the music, below.You can also hear the band’s new album, Shouted, Written Down & Quoted, by following this link.Meanwhile, be sure to catch Roosevelt Collier with members of Snarky Puppy, Dopapod and Kung Fu at the second annual Brooklyn Comes Alive festival on October 22, 2016. More info about the star-studded lineup can be found here.last_img read more

first_imgBack in November, Dave Matthews got together with Cuban singer-songwriter Carlos Varela, a key player in Cuba’s Nueva Trova movement, for a private event in Washington, DC to benefit The Center for Democracy in the Americas. Today, a full taping of the intimate performance has emerged. The first third of the video captures a Dave Matthews solo set of three songs before welcoming Varela and his band (Aldo Lopez Gavilán, piano; Yissy García, drums; Julio Cesar González, bass) to join him for the rest of the set. The hour-long performance ran through favorites from Dave Matthew’s catalog including “Save Me,” “#41,” and an encore of “Ants Marching.” The group also performed a song of Varela’s “Muros y Puertas.”The proceeds from the event, which celebrated the 10th anniversary of the Center, went toward normalizing relations between the U.S. and Cuba, two countries with a tenuous history at best. Matthews and Varela have played together a handful of times during 2016, both on American and Cuban soil, as part of the cultural exchange program established with the lifting of the Cuban embargo. Matthews serves on the President’s Committee on the Arts and Humanities and Varela has served as a cultural delegate to Cuba.Watch the performance and check out the setlist below, courtesy of Jason E. Stessel.Dave Matthews Solo Set03:30 Little Red Bird08:05 Don’t Drink the Water14:16 OhDave Matthews With Carlos Varela and Band19:00 Save Me24:14 #4131:01 Samurai Cop38:09 Muros y Puertas*Encore46:33 Ants Marching[H/T JamBase]last_img read more