Pigeons Playing Ping Pong Reveal Summer ‘Pleasure’ Tour Schedule

first_imgBaltimore-based funkers Pigeons Playing Ping Pong have revealed dates for a major summer tour. Coming on the heels of their recently-released Pleasure album, the summer dates will take them throughout the country, hitting many major festivals along the way.The band’s summer dates begin later this month, when they host their very own Domefest from May 19th through the 21st. They’ll also appear at Summer Camp, Revival Fest, Disc Jam, Great Outdoors Jam, Merryland Music Festival, Camp Barefoot, The Big What?, Buffalove Music Festival, Deep Roots Mountain Revival and, last but not least, Catskill Chill. Is that a lot of festivals or what?!Of course the schedule features some standalone headlining performances, including sets at the NorVA, Terminal West, and more. You can catch the full schedule below, and head to the band’s website for more information.Pigeons Playing Ping Pong Tour Dates5/19-21 Bedford, PA Domefest 5/27 Chillicothe, IL – Summer Camp  5/29 Harmony Park, MN – Revival Fest 6/9-12 Stephentown, NY – Disc Jam 6/29 Asheville, NC – Asheville Music Hall 6/30 Atlanta, GA – Terminal West 7/1-2 Branford, FL – Great Outdoors Jam 7/3 Charleston, SC Charleston Pour House 7/10 Columbia, MD – Merryland Music Festival 7/21 Mebane, NC – The Big What? 7/22 Norfolk, VA – The NorVA 7/29 Burlington, VT – Nectar’s7/30 Utica, NY – Saranac Brewery (w/ Moe.) 7/31 Westfield, NY – Buffalove Music Festival 8/18-20 Elkins, WV – Camp Barefoot 8/26 Lancaster, NH – NH Hempfest 9/16 Masontown, WV – Deep Roots Mountain Revival9/22-24 Thornville, OH – Resonance Music Festival 9/23-25 Lakewood, PA – Catskill Chilllast_img read more

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Radiohead Just Performed Live For The First Time Since 2012

first_imgSee below for the full details on the setlist.Edit this setlist | More Radiohead setlists Radiohead are back! Following the successful release of their brilliant new album A Moon Shaped Pool (read the review here), Radiohead have officially performed for the first time in four years, blowing away the audience at Heineken Music Hall in Amsterdam.The elusive alt rockers opened the show with the first five songs from the new album:  “Burn The Witch” and “Daydreaming”, “Decks Dark”, “Desert Island Disk”, and “Ful Stop”.  Known for their immensely satisfying live shows, Radiohead had no problem weaving the new material in with classics such as “There There” from Hail to the Thief, “My Iron Lung” from The Bends, “Videotape” from In Rainbows, and “Lotus Flower” from The King of Limbs.  They closed out their main set with the electrifying duo of “Everything in its Right Place” and “Idioteque” from Kid A, and the blistering “Bodysnatchers” from In Rainbows.Radiohead started their encore with The King of Limbs‘ dreamy opening track “Bloom”, and followed it up with more new material, adding “Present Tense” and “Tinker Tailor Soldier Rich Man Poor Man Beggar Man Thief” to their repertoire.  They closed the encore with “Weird Fishes/Arpeggi” from In Rainbows.  Of note, the band played fan favorite “Paranoid Android”, the only track performed from OK Computer.  After a short break the band returned for their traditional second encore, busting out the patient anthem “You and Whose Army” from Amnesiac.  The band closed out the evening with one of their most beautiful tracks, “Reckoner” from In Rainbows.Check out video highlights below.last_img read more

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MTV Live’s New “nugs.net Live Stash” Show Announces Programming Schedule Filled With Jam Favorites

first_imgMTV Live and nugs.net announced a brand new collaboration yesterday, with nugs.net providing live footage from jam-themed shows to air on the MTV Live network. Titled “nugs.net Live Stash,” the show was introduced with two upcoming episodes, featuring The Disco Biscuits at Camp Bisco and Widespread Panic at Red Rocks.Today we’ve learned the extent of the Live Stash schedule, as the program will follow those episodes with a number of jam scene favorites. Moe., The String Cheese Incident, Dead & Company, Umphrey’s McGee, Chris Robinson Brotherhood and Gov’t Mule will all be featured on the series, highlighted by sets at festivals and famed venues across the country.You can see the full schedule below, which indicates the airing date, band, and location for each show. Don’t miss out on your chance to see MTV play real live!nugs.net Live Stash ScheduleSunday 10/2 at 9p­ The Disco Biscuits at Camp Bisco 2016Sunday 10/9 at 9p­ Widespread Panic at Red Rocks 2016Sunday 10/16 at 9p­ moe. at moe.down 2013Sunday 10/23 at 9p­ The String Cheese Incident at Red Rocks 2016Sunday 10/30 at 9p­ Dead and Company at Fenway Park 2016Sunday 11/6 at 9p­ Umphrey’s McGee at LOCKN’ Festival 2016Sunday 11/13 at 9p­ Chris Robinson Brotherhood at LOCKN’ Festival 2016Sunday 11/20 at 9p­ Gov’t Mule at The Capitol Theatre 2015last_img read more

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Moe. Busts Out Radiohead’s “Karma Police” For The First Time Since 2013

first_imgSetlist: moe. at The National, Richmond, VA – 10/4/16I: Brent Black > Tubing The River Styx > The Pit > Tambourine > Letter Home > Gone > Timmy Tucker, Karma Police#II: Defrost > Smoke > Zed Naught Z, Happy Hour Hero > The Pit > Annihilation Blues > The Pit > Tubing The River Styx > Puebla > Brent BlackEnc: The Ghost Of Ralph’s Mom{# LTP > 10/02/13} moe. resumed their fall touring last night, playing The National in Richmond for a Tuesday night rager. moe. was in fine form, treating fans to a palindromic show of sorts that featured a number of songs in both the first and second sets.The first set opened with “Brent Black” into “Tubing The River Styx” into “The Pit,” and all three of those songs returned in reverse order to help close out the second set as well! The band is really having fun with their setlists, taking chances in unique and interesting ways on a nightly basis.The show also notably featured the band’s first performance of Radiohead’s “Karma Police,” played for the first time since the band’s set at Higher Ground in Burlington, VT on 10/2/13. Almost three years later to the day, the song delighted as a first set closer.After opening and closing the sets with “Brent Black,” the band had time for one more encore tune, and treated fans to a great rendition of “The Ghost Of Ralph’s Mom.” What a show!last_img read more

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Roger Waters & The Who Offer Career-Spanning Setlists To Close Out Desert Trip [Watch]

first_imgAfter six great performances from rock and roll icons over three packed nights, fans certainly left Desert Trip smiling. Check out a few more videos from The Who & Roger Waters’ final night, as well as their full setlists below.The Who: Roger Waters: Classic rock fans were treated to two amazing performances last night, as Desert Trip came to a close with sets from The Who and Roger Waters. Each artist dove into their repertoires, bringing out hit songs from all eras of their tenure. Any rock music appreciator was certain to be singing along the whole time, basking in the powerful music that both The Who and Pink Floyd have shared over the years.The night started with The Who, fronted by founding members Roger Daltrey and Pete Townshend. With a stellar backing band that includes bassist Pino Palladino, drummer Zak Starkey (son of Ringo Starr), keyboardist John Bundrick and rhythm guitarist Simon Townshend (the younger brother of Pete), The Who seemed to lock in early with their earliest hit, “I Can’t Explain.” The show took fans on a saga through the band’s career, including segments of songs from the band’s two rock operas, Quadrophenia and Tommy. They ended with two of their most energetic and well-known songs, “Baba O’Riley” and “Won’t Get Fooled Again.”Watch those two final songs below, courtesy of Fake Fan. Next up was Roger Waters, who had been warming up for Desert Trip with setlists spanning the career of Pink Floyd. His performance at Desert Trip followed suit, opening with the famed “Speak To Me/Breathe” introduction of Dark Side Of The Moon. Waters would ultimately play the entirety of Dark Side during his performance, excluding the instrumentals “On The Run” and “Any Colour You Like”, mixed in with other classic numbers through the band’s career. He played the majority of Wish You Were Here and Animals, as well as tracks from Meddle, A Saucerful Of Secrets and, of course, The Wall.Watch some Dark Side highlights, courtesy of Fake Fan on YouTube. Setlists: Edit this setlist | More The Who setlists Edit this setlist | More Roger Waters setlistslast_img read more

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Reed Mathis & Electric Beethoven Share 21 Minute Compilation Of Straight Improv From Denver Show

first_imgReed Mathis & Electric Beethoven are one of the most unique groups to come out of 2016. The collective efforts of bassist Reed Mathis, keyboardist Todd Stoops, drummer Jay Lane, and guitarist Clay Welch create the foundation for the world’s first “Classical Dance Music” project. Reimagining Beethoven symphonies to a new generation of live music lovers, the band has been traveling the country to spread some serious musical explorations of the modernized material.Today, they’ve shared something quite special. A song they call “Thunderstorm” is defined as a passage from the fourth movement of Beethoven’s sixth symphony, “tranced the funk out for a dance exploration and meditation improvisation.” What Reed Mathis has done with this recent Denver recording is even more interesting.He explains in a Facebook post, “So, in my Beethoven band we have this one tune where it’s one long chord progression that we can move through at any pace we like, and we just make up riffs and ornaments through repetition, sort of like crickets talking. The recording of us doing this in Denver was 44 minutes long. ‘Just for the hell of it,’ I wondered, ‘what would happen if I remove the transitional bits, and just string together all the improvised riffs using only the parts where they had solidified?’ So, I spent a couple hours last night editing that 44 minute performance down to 21 minutes. Pretty crazy! Fascinating to hear our collective-improvised negotiations go from stepping-stone to stepping-stone so quickly. Plus, Beet’s chord progression is definitely non-shitty. Freakin’ unique little band I’ve got here.” Indeed!Check out the 21 minute compilation of improvisational material from Reed Mathis & Electric Beethoven at Cervantes below:last_img read more

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Maurice ‘Mobetta’ Brown Shares New Soul-Infused Single “Destination Hope” [Listen]

first_imgGrammy Award-winning trumpet player Maurice “Mobetta” Brown is no stranger to working with some of the most talented musicians in the world. He was mentored by the iconic Wynton Marsalis, arranged the entire 11-piece horn section for Tedeschi Trucks Bands’ 2011 album Revelator (which won a Grammy for Best Blues Album in 2012), and has played alongside incredible stars such as Santigold, Wyclef Jean, Talib Kweli, Cee-Lo, Diddy, Musiq Soulchild, and more. They call him “Mobetta” for a reason; from a musical standpoint, it doesn’t get much better than Mo Brown.Currently working on his own solo material, The Mood due out March 2017, Brown has released his latest single “Destination Hope,” featuring singer Chris Turner and spoken word poet J. IVY. It’s a jazzy, soul-infused number with straight hip-hop beats that will keep your head swaying even after the track ends.Brown tells us about the track: “Destination Hope represents a place of encouragement & inclusion in place of resentment & division, a place where there is no racism or discrimination. A place where people have respect for one another, their communities and the environment. It’s very easy to get caught up in the negativity & that leads to hopelessness. In these trying times, I sought to create a mood that would uplift people and give them a sense of hope. The destination is in the journey to get there; to actively & compassionately stand up for something better for ourselves & future generations is to cultivate hope.”Take a listen below:last_img read more

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5 Up-And-Coming Bluegrass Bands Poised To Take Over The Scene

first_imgBack in September, we took a look at up-and-coming jam bands that are setting themselves up to be the next big thing. It was tough picking out just five, as the jam scene is already hugely diverse and always in a state of growth, with acts synthesizing influences ranging from EDM to bluegrass. That got us thinking about how we could show some love to up-and-comers in the other genres we cover while giving our readers the heads-up of who to keep an eye out for; thus, for your reading pleasure, for our next installment in the series, we’ve sat down and picked out five of our favorite bluegrass rising stars who should be on your radar.Bluegrass is a dynamic genre, as explained by this wonderful essay by Chris Pandolfi of The Infamous Stringdusters detailing the history behind the two diverging sects of the genre: old-school traditionalists and those of the inventive “newgrass” mindset. Pandolfi writes, “Bands like Yonder Mountain String Band, the Infamous Stringdusters, Greensky Bluegrass, Punch Brothers, and Railroad Earth [are] now all prominent members of the thriving progressive music world. These groups have origins in bluegrass, but our metric for success has little to do with how authentically ‘bluegrass’ we are. . . . In 2016, progressive bands are hitting that stride and changing people’s idea of what’s possible. Right behind us is a long line of quality young acts, all with their own original acoustic sound, eager to be a part of a growing bluegrass-rooted scene. From this side of the divide, bluegrass has never looked healthier.”We have to agree with the infamous stringduster. We love the new acts that are being born out of the genre and rising the ranks, and we’re constantly excited by the innovation that young players are bringing to the table. The competition was fierce and this list is by no means complete, but make sure to keep an eye on these newer names on the bluegrass circuit, as we expect you’ll be hearing a lot more about them in the future. We love these acts for their ability to tap into bluegrass’s roots while simultaneously using music as an expression of themselves and captivating and converting contemporary audiences. We think you’ll love them too.Horseshoes & Hand GrenadesWisconsin’s Horseshoes & Hand Grenades formed in 2010, and since then have been grinding away, slowly building a name for themselves with their exceptional songwriting, stellar picking, and near-constant touring schedule. Having shared the stage with Merle Haggard, the Del McCoury Band, Greensky Bluegrass, Trampled By Turtles, Yonder Mountain String Band, and more, it’s clear that other bluegrass musicians are also feeling the group’s high-energy and progressive twist on the basic elements of old-time and bluegrass.The group consists of David C. Lynch (harmonica, accordion), Russell Pedersen (banjo, fiddle), Adam Greuel (guitar, dobro), Sam Odin (bass), Collin Mettelka (fiddle, mandolin), who consistently woo fans with the undeniable fun-lovin’ and foot-stompin’ spirit they bring to their frequent live performances. You can check out Horseshoes & Hand Grenades when they hit the American Beauty in New York City this Friday (tickets available here) before continuing on their tour that runs from now through the end of August (see, we told you they tour a lot!). Watch one of their live performances below to see what we mean about their high-octane bluegrass stylin’s, and check out their website here for more information and additional tour dates![Video courtesy of wklitz1]Kitchen DwellersThis year has been very good for the Kitchen Dwellers, the Montana-based quartet featuring Joe Funk (bass), Shawn Swain (mandolin), Torrin Daniels (banjo), and Max Davies (guitar), only confirming the upward trajectory of the band since their inception in 2010. Fans of all musical persuasions love their fusion of psychedelia and jam-band elements into their bluegrass-rooted sound, creating a unique jamgrass synthesis the Kitchen Dwellers call “galaxygrass,” while their undeniable musicianship both as writers and players grounds the band and gives them the foundation that allows them to innovate.Last week, they released their latest album, Ghost In The Bottle, produced by Andy Thorne of Leftover Salmon and featuring members of Greensky Bluegrass, Railroad Earth, Twiddle, and Little Feat, with a giant two-day 4/20 blowout across Colorado’s front range. With the success of their album release parties, the band is riding high as they look to their summer tour, dates for which can be found here. Check out a live performance from the Kitchen Dwellers below, and make sure to keep your eyes peeled for these boys when they hit a town near you.[Video courtesy of Kontagium]Lindsay Lou & The FlatbellysBorn in 2009 in Michigan, Lindsay Lou & The Flatbellys were born, and their intelligent and dynamic blend of Americana, roots, jazz, and bluegrass has allowed them to rise the ranks and gain notoriety within the scene. Even their name speaks to their cross-generational bluegrass appeal, having earned the title after a fellow musician announced “It’s good to see you Flatbellys out here pickin’ with us Greybeards” late-night during a bluegrass festival. Lindsay Lou’s voice is soulful and cuts straight to the heart, while Joshua Rilko (mandolin), PJ George (bass), and Mark Lavengood (guitar) are responsible for weaving the gorgeous and delicate instrumentation of the band.Lindsay Lou & The Flatbellys seem to be primarily interested in honoring their own musical vision, which is clearly working considering the steadily rising numbers in their fan base. You rarely find them breaking out into frenetic bluegrass pickings like others in the list, but it’s all for the better, as the talented musicians are honing in on a truly unique sound rooted in bluegrass tradition.You can check out a performance of the quartet below, and mosey over to their website for more information. Also, friends hitting The Aiken Bluegrass Festival should make sure to see Lindsay Lou & The Ladies, a special set featuring all the ladies of the festival, including Allie Kral (Yonder Mountain String Band), Mimi Naja (Fruition), Jenny Keel (Larry Keel Experience), and Mackenzie Page (Gipsy Moon).[Video courtesy of Audiotree]Billy StringsThe guitarist Billy Strings is young, but he’s good. He’s stupid good. The Kentucky-born Michigan-transplant is only now rounding into his mid-20’s, and he leaves those who see him play with their jaws on the floor. He’s cut his teeth playing bluegrass since a young age, and it shows with his raw and energized playing while sharing the stage with the likes of Don Julin and Greensky Bluegrass. He can pick with the best of them, though the guitarist imbues his playing and stage presence with a distinctly rock ‘n’ roll style, a sensibility that enraptures eager audiences and can get a room amped up and energized in record speed. You can check out a video of a full performance of his with the Billy Strings Band below, as well as hit up his website here for upcoming dates for his aggressive touring schedule this summer.[Video courtesy of wklitz1]Kind CountrySnagging the last spot and rounding out our not-very-extensive list is Kind Country, the Minneapolis-based jamgrass band forged in 2012. Originally started as a four-piece string band, the band expanded into six-member ensemble featuring Mitch Johnson (guitar), Brandon Johnson (guitar), Max Graham (mandolin), Joe Sheehan (bass), Chris Forsberg (violin), and Chris Wittrock (drums). These guys have some thing special going on, with the addition of drums allowing the group to go deeper in exploring how bluegrass can morph and intersect with other genres and giving them the freedom to create a sound that is truly their own. However, they still stay true to their string-band origins and bluegrass roots, with their energetic playing and the talent among the six players more-or-less guaranteeing a foot-stompin’ good time. You can watch Kind Country performing below, and check out their website for more information and their upcoming tour schedule here.[Video courtesy of Ocooch Mountain Music]last_img read more

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Tom Petty Rushed To Hospital After Heart Attack, Taken Off Life Support

first_imgUPDATE #3: UPDATE: While many major news outlets have announced that Tom Petty has passed away based on a report from CBS News, the LAPD has since announced that they cannot confirm that Petty has died, conflicting the story’s initial source.UPDATE #2: CBS News confirms that Tom Petty passed away today, at the age of 66. UPDATE #1: TMZ: We’re told after Tom Petty got to the hospital he had no brain activity and a decision was made to pull life support.Iconic rock and roll singer/songwriter/multi-instrumentalist Tom Petty was reportedly rushed to the hospital last night after he was found unconscious, not breathing, and in full cardiac arrest. Petty’s health scare was first reported by TMZ, who say that the information was confirmed to them by local law enforcement officials.As TMZ reports, “EMTs rushed to his Malibu home and were able to get a pulse. He was rushed to the UCLA Santa Monica Hospital and our sources say he was put on life support. Petty’s condition is unknown but was critical from the moment he was found [on Sunday night].”TMZ has also reported having been in touch with numerous people from Petty’s camp, who were “clearly upset but not talking.”Petty, aged 66, broke out as a pop/rock star with his band, The Heartbreakers, following their hit song “Breakdown,” the first of many from Petty and his band over the years.Tom Petty has been touring extensively with The Heartbreakers all year, most recently on September 25th at The Hollywood Bowl in Hollywood, CA.The latest news from CBS Los Angeles states that Petty is currently on life support. Please join us in sending your thoughts and prayers to Tom Petty’s family and friends during this terrible time. We love you, Tom![Cover photo via Billboard]last_img read more

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Jack White, Chris Stapleton, Lionel Richie To Headline 2018 Pilgrimage Festival

first_imgSet at the rustic Harlinsdale Farm in Franklin, Tennessee, Pilgrimage Music & Cultural Festival has announced the lineup for their fourth annual gathering. From September 22-23, the festival will see headlining performances from Jack White, Chris Stapleton, Lionel Richie, as well as Hozier, Brandi Carlile, Counting Crows, Amoss Lee, Bleachers, and Lord Huron.Rounding out the initial lineup announcement are Dawes, Maggie Rogers, Elle King, Mat Kearney, Valerie June, The Struts, Jade Bird, Kevin Griffin, Keb’ Mo’, The White Buffalo, Pete Yorn, The Record Company, The Infamous Stringdusters, Rebirth Brass Band, and many more.Similar to Jazz Fest in New Orleans, Pilgrimage Music & Cultural Festival will take place during the day and offer unique artist collaborations, the region’s best food and drink, and cultural craftsmen to bring Tennessee’s best offerings to one place.Tickets to Pilgrimage Music & Cultural Festival go on sale this Friday, March 30. For more information, head to the festival’s website. Check out the full lineup below: 2018 Pilgrimage Festival lineupJack WhiteChris StapletonLionel RichieHozierBrandi CarlileCounting CrowsAmos LeeBleachersLord HuronDawesMaggie RogersElle KingMat KearneyValerie JuneThe StrutsJade BirdKevin GriffinKeb’ Mo’The White BuffaloPete YornThe Record CompanyCaitlyn SmithJohn MorelandThe Infamous StringdustersTall HeightsTyminskiAaron Lee TasjanJillian JacquelineLow Cut ConnieDonovan WoodsCourtney Marie AndrewsRebirth Brass BandWild RiversJoshua HedleyCaroline RoseRobert FinleyDevon GilfillianWhitney RoseLilly HiattSarah Shook & The DisarmersAHILiz LongleyHannah DasherJosh MartinBishop GunnRalph’s World + Friends Siama’s Congo Roots123 AndrésMister GCajun MikeTom Mason and the Blue BuccaneersView Full 2018 Pilgrimage Festival Lineuplast_img read more

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