1970 was quite a year for music, as both the Grateful Dead and The Allman Brothers Band were forging their way into lengthy careers. One highlight moment of that year came on February 11th, as both bands wound up on the same bill at the famed Fillmore East venue. Not only did both bands play, but the Bill Graham-promoted show also featured a major collaboration between the two groups.Towards the end of the show, the Dead welcomed up Peter Green, Duane Allman, Mick Fleetwood, Danny Kirwan, Gregg Allman, Butch Trucks & Berry Oakley for a segment that included “Dark Star” into “Spanish Jam” into “Turn On Your Lovelight.” This was an all-time version of “Lovelight,” clocking in at over 33 minutes for a wild bluesy celebration.Wrote Phil Lesh in his book, “It’s a surprisingly coherent free-for-all, with five guitarists , four drummers, organ, and — Pigpen roaring over it all… My mind starts to stretch out of shape… Everyone on stage is flat-out wailing. He continues, saying after the show, “I walk outside — it’s daylight, and snow is falling gently on the streets of New York… I grab Bob and Jerry in a group embrace: This is what it’s all about.”Check out the full show audio below, transferred onto Archive.org by Darrin Sacks.In a time marred by darkness in so many ways, remember to turn on your Lovelight. And let it shine, let it shine, let it shine.
Last night, Gov’t Mule kicked off their “Come What May Tour 2017” (and the SummerStage season) with a performance at the beloved venue in the heart of New York City’s Central Park along with The Chris Robinson Brotherhood. While the show was already notable as the de facto start to a busy summer for the band and the venue, those facts pale in comparison to the true significance of the evening: Gov’t Mule’s 2000th show.While the impressive milestone was acknowledged only briefly by guitarist/vocalist Warren Haynes during the performance, the band came out swinging with a pack of surprises up their sleeves. On this sweltering May night in the Park, Haynes, drummer Matt Abts, keyboardist/multi-instrumentalist Danny Louis, and bassist Jorgen Carlsson affirmed what they had proven time and time again over their previous 1999 shows: that the Mule is one of the most electric live rock bands on the road today.The set featured a healthy helping of songs from the band’s upcoming studio album, Revolution Come… Revolution Go, including “Stone Cold Rage” (featuring percussionist Bobby Allende) and “Revolution Come… Revolution Go.” The show also featured the live debuts of “Sarah, Surrender,” (with Allende and background vocalists Jasmine Muhammad and Lauren Dawson), road-weary lament “Traveling Tune” (with Allende), and anthemic power ballad “Dreams & Songs” (with Muhammad and Dawson).By the time the band kicked into “Game Face,” they were fully locked in, taking the Dose track on an improvisational ride that touched on The Beatles‘ “Norwegian Wood,” Weather Report‘s “Birdland,” and the Allman Brothers Band‘s “Mountain Jam” before returning the the song’s main theme. The teases continued with “Time To Confess,” as Warren infused the 2002 original with bits and pieces of the Grateful Dead‘s “Shakedown Street” and Paul McCartney‘s “Band on the Run.”After informing the audience that the band had a blues itch that needed scratching, Warren welcomed a pair of special guests for a run through blues standard “Key to the Highway”: CRB guitarist Neal Casal and A-list movie star Bruce Willis, who offered up some skilled harmonica accompaniment (as he has been known to do from time to time). The red-hot “Key to the Highway” proved to be one of the most memorable moments on an evening rich in notable highlights. You can watch fan-shot video of Bruce Willis and Neal Casal’s sit-in on “Key To The Highway” below, courtesy of YouTube user Sean Roche:Riding high on the energy of the star-studded blues romp, the band dug in on the new album’s gritty title track before welcoming frequent collaborator Steve Elson to add some sax to the set’s final two numbers: a run through Billy Cobham jazzy 1973 tune “Stratus” and fan-favorite original “Mule.” The evening ended with the emotionally weighty live debut of “Dreams & Songs,” a towering yet touching anthem that fit perfectly in the encore slot. You can watch videos of “Revolution Come… Revolution Go,” “Stratus,” and “Dreams & Songs” below, courtesy of YouTube user Sean Roche: Photo: Andrew O’Brein Warren has spent much of the last couple years leading a variety of projects, paying tribute to legends of old and dreaming up new ways to educate the masses about their musical heritage. However, in a recent conversation with the veteran guitarist, he assured us that the next year or so “is all about the Mule.” With a great crop of new material and a renewed focus on the band, Gov’t Mule is not to be missed as they make their way around the country this summer.For a full list of upcoming dates, or to purchase tickets, head to Gov’t Mule’s website.SETLIST: Gov’t Mule | Central Park SummerStage | New York, NY | 5/17/2017 1 Set:World Boss Brand New AngelAbout To RageRocking HorseBirth Of The MuleWhisper In Your Soul >Stone Cold Rage (with Bobby Allende)Sarah, Surrender (with Bobby Allende, Jasmine Muhammad & Lauren Dawson; First Time Played)Traveling Tune (with Bobby Allende; First Time Played)Forsaken SaviorGame Face (with Norwegian Wood, Birdland & Mountain Jam teases)Banks Of The Deep EndTime To Confess (with Shakedown Street & Band On The Run teases)Key To The Highway (with Bruce Willis & Neal Casal)Revolution Come, Revolution GoStratus (with Bobby Allende & Steve Elson)Mule (with Bobby Allende & Steve Elson)Encore:Dreams & Songs (with Jasmine Muhammad & Lauren Dawson, First Time Played)[Cover Photo via Andrew O’Brien][Video h/t – JamBuzz]Gov’t Mule (2000th Show) | Central Park SummerStage | New York, NY | 5/17/17 | Photos by Andrew O’Brien Load remaining images
Anyone who’s been to Dominican Holidaze knows that it’s the ultimate music destination getaway. With an ideal lineup drawing from the top tier of jam, funk, jamtronica and electronic performing on a stage situated literally on the beach and parallel to the ocean, this is just about as good as it gets. The event’s laid-back vibe is truly unique, with hotel rooms just steps away from the beach. Late nights under the stars, watching the sunrise on the beach with your best friends, and spontaneous hangs with your favorite artists…it doesn’t get much better.Ten years ago, Carribean Holidaze took over Runaway Bay, Jamaica, with its inaugural destination festival featuring fiery performances from host bands, The Disco Biscuits and Umphrey’s McGee. Since then, the festival has been in a constant state of evolution, with Holidaze becoming one of the longest-running and most cherished destination festivals in our scene. In 2011, the festival ramped things up a notch, adding a third host band, STS9, and moving to the Mayan Riviera in Mexico for its first-ever Mayan Holidaze. Now, we are just a few months out from the fourth installment of Dominican Holidaze —which will take place from December 1st through 5th at Now Onyx and Breathless Punta Cana Resorts in Punta Cana, Dominican Republic. This year is poised to be better than ever and we’re happy to let everyone know the stage is turning back to how it was in years past, parallel to the ocean, inviting guests to dance in the ocean while listening to their favorite bands.Like years past, the three main bands—STS9, Umphrey’s, and the Biscuits—will each perform five sets across three shows during the festival, with two two-set shows and one special “sunset show” featuring one extended set. The four-day festival will also see performances by GRiZ, Joe Russo’s Almost Dead, Lotus, The Motet, TAUK, Spafford, and more, each of whom is scheduled to perform one show at the beachfront main stage. Making for the most enjoyable afternoons, guests will enjoy poolside sets in addition to artist-hosted activities and available excursions. All-inclusive packages for Dominican Holidaze are currently available and going fast. For more information, check out the event website, and for additional updates and event information, join the Facebook Event page.We decided to get some inside information about the festival straight from the horse’s mouth by asking a few past attendees about their experiences at Holidaze. Here’s what they had to say:L4LM: What is it about Holidaze that makes it so special and keeps you coming back year after year?Garrett (5 timer): People who really love the music are willing to make the experience as great as possible by traveling to paradise to enjoy their favorite bands. There aren’t bad attitudes nor anyone who doesn’t belong there—I mean that in the best way possible because everyone is welcome. Cloud 9 really values the atmosphere and wants to keep the right types of people coming back.Brett (6 timer): If you are into those bands, then it is close to perfect. You get a ton of music from your favorite bands—including sunset shows—on the beach in paradise. Wowser.Beef (8 timer): What keeps me coming back every year? Well, the Disco Biscuits honestly! I have seen this band over three hundred times, and I would travel to the end of the world to see them if I had to. If they weren’t a part of this event, I would still consider coming back to Holidaze because the event is amazing.Tyler (3 timer): For me, the bond you make with others is what’s so special. There is nothing like being in a different country, toes in the sand, drink in hand, and getting down with this group of fans. Such a class-act group every year.Steve (5 timer): It is a special place with special people. There is no festival like it. My favorite bands and my favorite people in an all-inclusive resort on a beautiful beach—you just cannot beat that!Holly (7 timer): What makes Holidaze special enough to keep me coming back is the community. Returning to an annual, intimate, tropical festival allows for a fun, relaxed, and meaningful setting to celebrate personal and communal growth from the past year. It’s been fascinating to observe and take part of this evolution. On the music side, I love to see what the bands bring to the beach each year! I’ve noticed that, much like this world we live in, Holidaze gets better each year! The more we realize we can leap over limits, tap into our true selves, and create at our best, the better it all gets. For me, Holidaze puts this perspective into action while leaving me with lasting memories. It’s inspirational memories like those that allow me to continue to excel creatively in life as my best true version of me.Shane/Grace (4 timer): The musicianship, the fun, the sun and the people.L4LM: What made you decide to go to your first Holidaze?Garrett: The possibility of the world ending.
Recently, archaeologists found a mouth harp in Cheremshanka, south-central Russia, approximating that the ancient instrument is approximately 1,700 years old. However, much to the surprise to the scientists who found the mouth harp, the instrument was still in working order and could still be played over a century later.The working instrument was one of five antique mouth harps found in the region. As explained in a National Geographic article,The instruments were likely made by craftsmen from the splintered ribs of cows or horses, and they are thought to date back 1,700 years to the period when the Huns and their descendants controlled much of central Asia. The tribes who populated the region at the time were nomadic, spreading across central Asia through modern-day Mongolia, Kazakhstan, northeast China, and southern Russia. The mouth harp that [was] played is about 4.3 inches long and 3.3 inches wide. As noted by Andrey Borodovsky, a professor at the Russian Academy of Sciences’ Institute of Archaeology and Ethnography who used the instrument, when played, the mouth harp sounds like flageolet, a flute-like instrument that was popular during the Renaissance. [H/T National Geographic]
The Main Squeeze has announced plans for New Year’s Eve 2018 with a pair of southern shows. The five-piece will kick off the run December 29th at Tipitina’s in New Orleans, LA, before heading to Jacksonville, FL’s 1904 Music Hall on December 31st to ring in the New Year.The Main Squeeze recently announced their upcoming fall tour, which will span from the beginning of October through to the end of November. The high-octane funk outfit from Chicago will kick things off in Los Angeles with a performance on October 6th at Teragram Ballroom, followed up by two Colorado performances, October 12th at the Fox Theatre in Boulder, CO, and October 13th at Cervantes’s Other Side in Denver, CO.On October 17th, the band lands in Madison, Wisconsin, followed up by shows in Grand Rapids and Ferndale, Michigan, and Covington, Kentucky. On October 24th, the band lays out a sprint across the Midwest, with shows in Columbus, Ohio; St. Louis, Missouri; and Goshen and Bloomington, Indiana. Finally, the band will arrive in the Northeast for a special Halloween show at Buffalo, New York’s Buffalo Iron Works.A majority of November will be spent in the Northeast and Mid-Atlantic. After a stop at New York City’s Brooklyn Bowl on November 1st, the band will cruise through Boston and Burlington before hitting Asbury Park, New Jersey, on the 7th. From there, the band heads south, with stops in Baltimore and Washington, D.C., before another to-be-announced show on November 10th. A four-night Florida run follows, with The Main Squeeze’s fall tour finishing up with a stop in Indianapolis on November 21st ahead of the hometown throwdown tour closer in Chicago on November 23rd at Thalia Hall.After making their Jam Cruise debut this past January aboard Jam Cruise 16, Jam Cruise has shared pro-shot video of The Main Squeeze’s “Dr. Funk”, performed during their Pool Deck set January 19th. During the end of their set, there is a short-lived but intense rainstorm, as the quintet keeps pushing on, offering their characteristically energetic funk grooves, despite the weather.Watch pro-shot footage of The Main Squeeze’s epic “Dr. Funk” from Jam Cruise 16 below.The Main Squeeze – “Dr. Funk” – Jam Cruise 16[Video:Jam Cruise]For more information about The Main Squeeze’s upcoming tour and ticket information, head to the band’s website here.The Main Squeeze Upcoming Tour Dates:10/6 – Teregram Ballroom – Los Angeles, CA10/12 – Fox Theatre – Boulder, CO10/13 – Cervante’s Other Side – Denver, CO10/17 – High Noon Saloon – Madison, WI10/18 – Founders Brewery – Grand Rapids, MI10/19 – Otus Supply – Ferndale, MI10/20 – Madison Theater – Covington, KY10/24 – The Basement – Columbus, OH10/25 – Ignition – Goshen, IN10/26 – The Bootleg – St. Louis, MO10/27 – Bluebird Nightclub – Bloomington, IN10/31 – Buffalo Iron Works – Buffalo, NY11/1 – Brooklyn Bowl – Brooklyn, NY11/2 – Brighton Music Hall – Boston, MA11/3 – Higher Ground – Burlington, VT11/7 – Wonder Bar – Asbury Park, NJ11/8 – The 8×10 – Baltimore, MD11/9 – Pearl Street – Washington D.C.11/10 – The Foundry – Philadelphia, PA11/13 – The Wilbury – Tallahassee, FL11/15 – Revolution Live – Ft. Lauderdale, FL11/16 – State Theatre – St. Petersburg, FL11/17 – High Dive – Gainsville, FL11/21 – Vogue Nightclub – Indianapolis, IN11/23 – Thalia Hall – Chicago, IL12/29 – Tipitina’s – New Orleans, LA12/31 – 1904 Music Hall – Jacksonville, FLView All Tour Dates
Load remaining images The mainly-dormant Joe Russos’ Almost Dead precursor, Bustle In Your Hedgerow, reunited for a special performance last night at the Brooklyn Bowl. The “Bustle” band consists of Joe Russo, Dave Dreiwitz, Marco Benevento and Scott Metzger – four out of five JRAD members minus Tom Hamilton. While JRAD focuses on the music of the Grateful Dead, Bustle In Your Hedgerow is, predictably, all Led Zeppelin.With drummer extraordinaire Joe Russo anchoring the ship, Bustle In Your Hedgerow opened set one with “The Song Remains The Same”, before working through quick and concise renditions of Zeppelin favorites “Custard Pie”, “For Your Life”, and “Down By The Seaside”. Up next was “Heartbreaker, with Scott Metzger stealing the show on guitar, offering up some fiery hot solos. With the intensity of the band and crowd heating up, Bustle In Your Hedgerow worked through “Out On The Tiles”, “Nobody’s Fault But Mine”, “Wearing And Tearing”, and “Thank You”, before closing the first set with “We’re Gonna Groove”, off of Zeppelin’s 1982 rarity compilation, Coda.Bustle In Your Hedgerow – Brooklyn Bowl Soundcheck – 10/6/2018[Video: Jay Moskowitz]Bustle In Your Hedgerow – “Wearing And Tearing” – 10/6/2018[Video: LazyLightning55a]Following a brief set break, Bustle In Your Hedgerow returned and opened set two with “The Wanton Song”, the Jimmy Page/Robert Plant-penned aggressive rocker. The remainder of the second set was a greatest hits extravaganza, as Joe Russo and company worked through “Dazed And Confused”, “Ramble On”, “Kashmir”, “What Is And What Never Should Be”, and “Since I’ve Been Loving You”, before bringing the second set to a close with Zeppelin’s centerpiece hit, “No Quarter”. The Brooklyn Bowl got showered with a Zepplin fan’s dream setlist, as the four rockstars reemerged to encore “The Ocean”, leaving the jam-packed venue begging for more.Bustle In Your Hedgerow – “The Wanton Song” – 10/6/2018[Video: LazyLightning55a]Setlist: Bustle In Your Hedgerow | Brooklyn Bowl | Brooklyn, NY | 10/6/2018Set One: The Song Remains The Same, Custard Pie, For Your Life, Down By The Seaside, Heartbreaker, Out On The Tiles, Nobody’s Fault But Mine, Wearing And Tearing, Thank You, We’re Gonna GrooveSet Two: The Wanton Song, Dazed And Confused, Ramble On, Kashmir, What Is And What Never Should Be, Since I’ve Been Loving You, No QuarterEncore: The OceanBustle In Your Hedgerow | Brooklyn Bowl | Brooklyn, NY | 10/6/2018 | Photo: Andrew Scott Blackstein
Last night, Bob Weir and Wolf Bros made their way to the newly opened The Fillmore at Harrah’s New Orleans for a Sunday performance in the Crescent City.The trio—comprised of Bob Weir, Don Was, and Jay Lane—delivered two sets bookended by Grateful Dead favorites for their New Orleans crowd. First, the Wolf Bros used “The Music Never Stopped” as the bread in their first set sandwich. After opening with the Bob Weir/John Perry Barlow classic, the band worked through “Lay My Lily Down”, “Peggy-O”, Johnny Cash‘s “Big River”, RatDog favorites “Even So” and “October Queen”, and “Easy Answers” before making their way back to “The Music Never Stopped” for a set-closing reprise.Bob Weir and Wolf Bros – “The Music Never Stopped” [Pro-Shot][Video: nugsnet]Related: The Grateful Dead Were “Busted Down On Bourbon Street,” On This Day In 1970The band opened their second set with Kris Kristofferson‘s “Me and Bobby McGee”, which earned some appreciative cheers and applause from the local crowd with its “rode us all the way to New Orleans” line. From there, the Wolf Bros moved into “Playing In The Band”. The rest of the set flowed from there as the band embarked on a “Supplication” jam followed by “He’s Gone”, Howlin’ Wolf‘s “Smokestack Lightning”, The Beatles‘ “Tomorrow Never Knows”, “Passenger”, and “Stella Blue” before once again calling back to earlier in the set set with a “Playing In The Band” reprise. Finally, Weir, Was, and Lane returned to the stage for a sing-along “Touch of Grey” encore.Bob Weir and Wolf Bros – “Me and Bobby McGee” [Kris Kristofferson cover], “Playing In The Band” [Partial, Pro-Shot][Video: nugsnet]Bob Weir and Wolf Bros tour continues on Tuesday, March 26th at The Fillmore Miami Beach in Miami Beach, FL. For a full list of upcoming dates, head here.Setlist: Bob Weir and Wolf Bros | The Fillmore at Harrah’s New Orleans | New Orleans, LA | 3/24/19Set One: The Music Never Stopped > Lay My Lily Down, Peggy-O, Big River, Even So > October Queen, Easy Answers > The Music Never Stopped (Reprise)Set Two: Me and Bobby McGee, Playing In The Band > Supplication Jam > He’s Gone > Smokestack Lightning > Tomorrow Never Knows > Passenger > Stella Blue > Playing In The Band (Reprise)Encore: Touch of Grey
The Suffers are unfortunately the latest victims of musical thievery, as up to $30,000 worth of equipment was stolen out of their mobile trailer following their appearance at Homegrown Festival in Dallas, TX earlier this month.Related: The Suffers Release Riveting Soul-Lathered “All I Want To Do” VideoThe band has launched a GoFundMe crowdsourcing campaign in hopes that their fans can help get them through this financial nightmare. According to the campaign, the theft of their equipment occurred after the band was forced to park their van and trailer containing all of their equipment at an unguarded parking lot in Dallas after the van began to break down. Members took with them as much gear as they could, but sadly some of the larger items had to be left behind in the trailer. Security guards would eventually notice that the trailer had been stolen the next morning, but by that time it was too late and Dallas police would go on to find the trailer both damaged and empty a few days later.Of the $30,000 worth of equipment that was stolen, items included a pair of two Nord keyboards, their digital monitor mixing rig, merchandise, a Roland drum pad, and a Yamaha snare drum.The band’s singer Kam Franklin also took to Twitter upon the launch of the campaign in stating, “Asking for help is hard as fuck, but it is what it is. Some assholes stole our trailer last week and it was found empty by the police. We launched a GofundMe to help us get through this extremely fucked up time, and we will recover.”Thankfully, local media outlets like Houston’s KHOU News helped shine a light on what happened to the band. Fans can watch the news segment explaining what happened, starting at the 0:35-minute mark in the video below.KHOU 11 News Top Headlines – The Suffers[Video: KHOU 11]The crowdsourcing campaign was launched on Tuesday and as of Wednesday morning, has already racked up an impressive $11,200 of their $20,000 goal.The band is scheduled to continue their 2019 tour campaign with a performance at Mid City Ballroom in Baton Rouge, LA on Thursday, April 24th. Fans can head to the band’s website for tickets and tour information for all of their upcoming performances.
Phish arrived into Bethel Woods, NY a day early ahead of their three-night run at the Bethel Woods Center for the Arts in the spring of 2011. As they prepared for three nights of musical mayhem at the outdoor amphitheater, the group delivered a soundcheck that lasted for hours, weaving through their catalog with musical fluidity. Among the now-legendary jams that took place during that session on May 26th, 2011 was that of “Waves”, and the recording still sounds out as one of the best in the history of the band from Vermont.Shared by archivist Kevin Shapiro as part of his “From The Archives” series, the 5/26/11 soundcheck performance of “Waves” is something to behold. The band worked in themes from John Coltrane‘s A Love Supreme throughout the 25+ minute soundcheck. Even without the crowd to please, the band explored extra-musical liberties throughout, and the result was simply sublime.Revisit the band’s soundcheck performance of “Waves” via the video below.Phish – “Waves” – 5/26/11 [Soundcheck][Audio: BurningShoreProphet . OG][Originally published 5/26/17]
For his four-goal performance in the Crimson men’s hockey team’s 6-5 overtime loss to Boston University (Nov. 24), Harvard forward Conor Morrison ’13 was named Rookie of the Week by the ECAC on Monday (Nov. 30).His four-goal output — the most by a Crimson player since 1998 (Chris Bala ’01) — now gives him five tallies on the season and ties him with Alex Killorn ’12 for the team lead. Morrison also moves in to second place nationally among freshmen with 0.56 goals per game.Morrison and the Crimson (1-6-2; 1-4-2 ECAC) take the ice on Tuesday (Dec. 1) when they face Brown (1-7-1; 0-4-1 ECAC) in the 154th installment of college hockey’s oldest rivalry. Game time is set for 7 p.m.