Furthur played a show last night at Colorado’s Red Rocks Amphitheatre that nodded to Phish’s recent “F-U-C-K Y-O-U-R F-A-C-E” show at Dick’s Sporting Goods Park on August 31st earlier this year. Instead of “F-U-C-K Y-O-U-R F-A-C-E”, Furthur spelled out “S-T-E-A-L Y-O-U-R F-A-C-E” with the first letter of the first thirteen songs played at the world renowned venue.After the gimmick, Furthur played “He’s Gone”, the song that contains the “Steal Your Face” lyric. These shows are sure to live in both bands’ folklore forever.Watch the Furthur show below:Setlist: Furthur at Red Rocks Amphitheatre, Morrison, CO – 9/23/12Set One: Samson & Delilah, Tennessee Jed, Easy Wind, Alabama Getaway, Loose Lucy, You Win Again, Operator, Uncle John’s BandSet Two: Reuben & Cherise, Feel Like A Stranger > Alligator > Cumberland Blues, Eyes Of The World, He’s Gone > Viola Lee Blues > CautionEncore: Brokedown Palace
Austin’s Fun Fun Fun Fest has announced it’s lineup for this year. Set to take place at Auditorium Shores from November 8th-10th, some of this year’s acts include MGMT, Cut Copy, M.I.A., Jurassic 5, Slayer, Snoop Dogg, Simian Mobile Disco (DJ Set), Kurt Vile, Television, Descendents, Bonobo, Lupe Fiasco, RJD2, Deerhunter, Johnny Marr, and more.This year, the each stage has been divided by genre: Black Stage presents metal and hard rock, while the Blue Stage will concentrate on electronica and hip-hop, and the Orange Stage will be bringing the most eclectic mix of genres, ranging between indie rock, psychedelic, and others.In 2006, Fun Fun Fun Fest booked its first set of acts in downtown Austin and it didn’t take long for it to become the darling of independent festivals for music lovers and music makers in the United States. Throughout the years, Fun Fun Fun Fest has become renowned for its musical lineup, as well as its collection of comedy, food, action sports, and poster art experiences.Now in it’s eighth year and recognized as one of the most relaxed, creative, and pioneering festivals in music today, Fun Fun Fun Fest is custom booked for the most passionate, underground, and progressive musicians, comedians and fans around the world.For more information on the festival, click here.Black StageSlayerFLAG (Keith Morris, Chuck Dukowski, Dex Cadena, Bill Stevenson and Stephen Egerton)DescendentsQuicksandDeath GripsJudgeThe LocustSubhumans (performing ‘Cradle to the Grave’)GojiraThe ImpossiblesBody CountAugust Burns RedThee Oh SeesCloud NothingsCro-MagsCeremonyMelt BananaPelicanThe MenTitle FightWhite LungCode Orange KidsNarrowsUnlocking the TruthRetoxSpray PaintTrue WidowVenomous MaximusBlue StageSnoop Dogg/LionJurassic 5Simian Mobile Disco (DJ Set)BonoboIce-TBig K.R.I.T.Big FreediaLupe FiascoChromaticsGlass CandyRJD2TychoAction BronsonShlohmoXXYXXLittle BootsDeloreanStar SlingerPoolsideSmall BlackRatkingUnderachieversDessaBig Black DeltaMykki BlancoPhranchyzeRoger SellersLNS CrewOrange StageMGMTM.I.A.Cut CopyThe WalkmenTelevisionDeerhunterDismemberment PlanWashed OutJohnny MarrKurt Vile and the ViolatorsSparksPolyphonic SpreeBlake Schwarzenbach (Jawbreaker/Jets to Brazil/Forgetters)GeographerKing Khan and the ShrinesBill CallahanChelsea Light Moving (feat. Thurston Moore)The Julie Ruin (feat. Kathleen Hanna of Bikini Kill/Le Tigre)Daniel JohnstonMac DeMarcoMerchandiseCayucasQuasiBeach FossilsBleachedLemuriaActive ChildOld PodridaFrank SmithWild Child
Alternative rock bands The Used and Taking Back Sunday are teaming up for a co-headlining tour that will take the two bands all across the nation. Additionally, they will receive some musical support from Sleepwave and Tonight Alive.The major tour combines two of the largest names of alternative rock, both of which are releasing new albums this spring. The Used’s Imaginary Enemy will be released on April 1st, and Taking Back Sunday’s Happiness Is will be released on March 18th.Pre-sale for tickets will be available through the Taking Back Sunday website, up until Friday, January 31st. At that point, the normal ticket prices will apply. Furthermore, ticket purchases allow you to pre-order either (or both) of the two new albums for a discounted rate ($7). If you love these bands, this is an excellent opportunity to support the music while saving some cash!Here’s a list of the Spring tour dates for the two bands:FRI 3/14/2014 QUIKTRIP PARK – SOUTH BY SO WHAT?! DALLAS TXSAT 3/15/2014 BACKSTAGE LIVE SAN ANTONIO TXSUN 3/16/2014 BAYOU MUSIC CENTRE – HWHAP FEST HOUSTON TXTUE 3/18/2014 MARQUEE THEATRE PHOENIX AZFRI 3/21/2014 IN THE VENUE SALT LAKE CITY UTSAT 3/22/2014 IN THE VENUE SALT LAKE CITY UTSUN 3/23/2014 KNITTING FACTORY BOISE IDTUE 3/25/2014 WARFIELD SAN FRANCISCO CATHU 3/27/2014 PALLADIUM LOS ANGELES CAFRI 3/28/2014 HOUSE OF BLUES SAN DIEGO CASAT 3/29/2014 EXTREME THING LAS VEGAS NVTUE 4/1/2014 OGDEN THEATRE DENVER COWED 4/2/2014 SOKOL OMAHA NEFRI 4/4/2014 EAGLES BALLROOM MILWAUKEE WISAT 4/5/2014 CONCORD MUSIC HALL CHICAGO ILSUN 4/6/2014 FILLMORE DETROIT MITUE 4/8/2014 KOOL HAUS TORONTO ONWED 4/9/2014 THE ARMORY ROCHESTER NYFRI 4/11/2014 WEBSTER THEATRE HARTFORD CTSAT 4/12/2014 HOUSE OF BLUES BOSTON MASUN 4/13/2014 TOWER THEATRE PHILADELPHIA PATUE 4/15/2014 BEST BUY THEATRE NEW YORK NYSAT 4/19/2014 SANDS BETHLEHEM PATUE 4/22/2014 FILLMORE SILVER SPRING MDTHU 4/24/2014 THE TABERNACLE ATLANTA GASAT 4/26/2014 REVOLUTION FT LAUDERDALE FLSUN 4/27/2014 HOUSE OF BLUES ORLANDO FL -David Melamed (@DMelamz)
For those who are fans of the indie-pop and dance craze, this new release from Gasmilk will be right up your alley! Gasmilk, a solo artist from Oakland, recently released “Slow”, his debut EP this year. The single is the first of many to come from the talented artist.Brian Lee White, who goes by his stagename of Gasmilk, is similar sounding to big names in the indie-pop industry including Capital Cities, Holy Ghost, St. Lucia, Miami Horror and Chvrches. The single is filled with upbeat pop sounds and witty lyrics.I popped on the tune before heading out for a night with friends. The song got me in the mood to party with its upbeat sound and catchy lyrics. I am a huge fan of the indie genre in general, and with this mixed with a dance sound, my day was made. I look forward to hearing more from what Gasmilk has to release, and hope to see him at some upcoming summer festivals. His sound is certainly something that will gain popularity within an instance – be sure to check this talented dude out!To listen to work from Gasmilk, be sure to visit www.soundcloud.com/gasmilk/slow, and for more information on Gasmilk and upcoming releases and tour dates, visit www.facebook.com/gasmilkmusic and www.twitter.com/brianleewhite! Listen, groove and enjoy!
Avicii has cancelled his upcoming scheduled performances, and Billboard has confirmed that the cause of cancellation is health concerns. The DJ was planning to headline TomorrowWorld, to perform as part of a residency in Las Vegas, and briefly tour Asia in October.According to reports, Avicii has had trouble with his stomach and pancreas for a number of years. He was hospitalized in 2012 with acute pancreatitis, and cancelled his Ultra Music Festival appearance in 2013 to have his gall bladder and appendix removed. At the time, Avicii said, “my fans know that I have had issues in the past with my stomach and pancreatitis…I woke up on Wednesday morning with serious pain but I flew to Miami anyway, hoping that it would go away.”Avicii has yet to comment on the cancelled shows, but Billboard reports that the DJ will return to Stockholm, Sweden to recover. Get well soon Avicii![Via Rolling Stone]
Wednesday night, NYC’s Webster Hall was rocked by the extraterrestrial rock wizard, Ty Segall. With seven solo albums at age 27, and playing live shows like his life depended on it, Ty Segall is the true epitome of a 21st century rock star. The night opened with a performance from WAND, a group that has been performing with Ty Segall for the better part of the tour. Although they put on a great set with a high energy level onstage, the crowd could not help but wait silently and patiently for Ty. Even Derek Janzen of WAND agreed, “Ty is our god…”After WAND closed their set with “Paradise is Here”, the stage was taken by Ty’s self proclaimed “band manager”, Johnny Longhorn. He took the pleasure of announcing the band onto the stage. Ty was joined by Mikal Cronin on bass, Emily Rose Epstien on drums, and Charlie Moonheart on guitar. The energy picked up immediately, as if everyone had just been holding it in through the opening act. In fact, people were so hyped that the barricades separating the stage from the crowd were being bashed in. After only a few songs, in an empathetic move towards both the security guards and the crowd, Ty Segall asked for the barricades to be removed – “we’ve never done this before.”An open surf ensued. At no point was a body not being strewn through the air. People were climbing onto the stage like punk-hungry animals and diving off into a sea of moshers and rockers. Even Ty joined the crowd surf during his guitar solo on the track “The Faker,” fighting off fans reaching for his guitar neck. Even Jimmy Longhorn made a spectacle by transportating himself via crowdsurf from the top of the stage, to the back of the venue, and back to the front, while the band rocked on. Dominating the crowd with hits like “Girlfriend,” and “I Bought My Eyes,” Ty and his band did not disappoint. This is a definite must-see show for any lover of rock music. Great crowd, remarkable band, phenomenal high-energy show.
The centerpiece of the second set was “Vibration & Light Suite.” This tune has really become one of the strongest in CRB’s repetoire. The really opened up on this one, too, blending rock, blues and some funk elements for a super charged jam that changed tempo and pace as it progressed. Otis Redding’s “Hard To Handle” came next, and c’mon…is there anyone that handles the vocals on this tune better than Chris Robinson? It was arguably the crowd’s favorite song of the night. The finality of the show featured a deep and spacey “Burn Slow” and fittingly enough “Sunday Sound,” a Chris Robinson & The New Earth Mud cover, but all was not over… the band encored the Grateful Dead’s classic “Sugaree.” Is there anything better than a sing-a-long to end the night?The Black Crowes may be gone, but Chris Robinson is here to stay. Be sure to catch them at The Paramount in Huntington, NY on February 19th. [Tickets are still available][All Photos By Ben Petchel] The first set started with a sequence of CRB staples: “Shake, Rattle and Roll,” “Tomorrow Blues,” and a cover of the Black Crowes’ “Tornado.” After getting warmed up and the juices flowing, a groovy, up-tempo take on Bob Dylan’s “She Belongs To Me” ensued. New CRB drummer Tony Leone showed up early and often, having an excellent show all night long, supplying a healthy dose of tight-knit grooves and beats. From there on in, the crowd was fully engaged with the show.The first real exploratory jam occurred mid first set during “Meanwhile in the Gods…” with a monstrous and ambient Dead-like jam that seemed to flow on forever. It’s moments like these when this band really knocks you on your socks. The chemistry these guys have is really special for a group that has only been together since 2011 off and on. Robinson’s right hand man/guitar player Neal Casal is one of the most unsung talents in the jam band community today, and can shred at a moment’s notice. He works with care and precision, and feels what he plays. When the two hooked up for this jam, the renovated church in the shadow of Pittsburgh was transported into a different stratosphere.The first set rounded out on a bluesy note with “Tulsa Yesterday” from CRB’s 2012 Big Moon Ritual that reached some unforeseen heights, as the band blistered through the song with a purpose. It was followed up with a new tune, “Roane County Banjo,” and finally a grand version of “Beggar’s Moon” that appropriately closed out a very entertaining first stanza.The second set opened just as the first did, with an old time blues cover; this time it was Roy Brown’s “Good Rockin’ Tonight.” Clearly Chris Robinson came to rock away his blues at Mr. Smalls on this evening. Versions of “Shore Power” and “About A Stranger” from CRB’s Phosphorescent Harvest followed, as well as a powerful rendition of “One Hundred Days Of Rain.” These were nice a change of pace in the flow of the show. Keyboardist Adam MacDougall was sharp all night and when given space, really excelled at adding his own funky flair to the mix. His sound is not one you’ll run into often except for a great pysch-rock band like the Brotherhood. By no means is the Chris Robinson Brotherhood a nostalgia act, but there is certainly something refreshingly nostalgic about their approach and presentation of the music they play. It’s one of simplicity. No bells. No whistles. Just blues and rock n’ roll dipped in a batter of modern day psychedelica.The band embraces the blueprint of the Grateful Dead, playing tons of gigs and dabbling in patches of improvisation all uniquely their own. Now with the dissolution of the Black Crowes in the rearview mirror, Chris Robinson and the CRB are stepping on the gas so far in 2015 with a Winter Tour running through the midwest and northeast, including a stop at The Paramount in Huntington, NY, as part of the venue’s ongoing Jam Series.This past Sunday, this group of American throwbacks found themselves at Mr. Smalls Theatre in Millvale, PA and treated the crowd to a good ole’ fashioned Sunday throwdown.
The PitchBlak Brass Band is taking NYC by storm! This hip-hop/brass fusion act brings a serious amount of energy into every song they play, cultivating a loyal following that is sure to grow in days to come.The 10-piece band is a collective of young musicians, composers, and artists, with diverse backgrounds and influences. Together, the result is simply stunning, allowing for a melding of hip-hop, brass, jazz, and pretty much everything under the sun. The group is returning to The Shrine in Harlem for the February edition of their monthly residency. Dubbed “The PitchBlak Playlist,” the session is essentially a jam with local artists to create new collaborations. The next session includes EIFFELLIFE.Until then, get excited by checking out the group’s latest single, “Like Us.” The band’s sousaphonist, Chanell Crichlow, told us a bit about the inspiration behind the song, saying “‘Like Us’ is about being the first brass band in NYC to really do hip-hop on another level. We take pride in what we do and want other groups to learn from us, but they gotta come with their own style and their own energy. At the end of the day, you can only do you, and we can only do us.”Check out “Like Us” below:And some awesome behind-the-scenes footage of PitchBlak in the studio:PitchBlak recently opened for TAUK at Nectar’s in Burlington, VT. Check out our review of that show, and be sure to catch PitchBlak on the road!PitchBlak Tour Dates: February17 – Harlem, NY – The Shrine (The PitchBlak Playlist feat. EIFFELLIFE) March4 – Greenville, SC – Independent Public Alehouse5 – Savannah, GA – Savannah Stopover Music Festival at The Jinx6 – Charleston, SC – The Pour House7 – Asheville Music Hall – Asheville, NC8 – Durham, NC – Durham Food Truck Rodeo at Durham Central Park 13 – Belmar, NJ – 10th Ave Burrito14 – Winchester, VA – Bright Box Theater 20 – Frostburg, MD – Dante’s Bar21 – Harrisburg, PA – The Abbey Bar at Appalachian Brewing Company25 – Harlem, NY – The Shrine (The PitchBlak Playlist feat. ScienZe)
Pretty Lights has announced a huge two-night run at Brooklyn Bowl Las Vegas this upcoming New Year’s Eve 2015-2016. The producer will play the renowned venue on December 31st and January 1st.A limited number of travel packages will be available through CID, with GA and Club Level options available. Club Level packages will include access to a limited seating balcony featuring excellent stage views, special bar access and dedicated food and beverage service, and free bowling. On New Year’s Eve, Club Level guests will receive access to a champagne bar and buffet of signature Brooklyn Bowl menu items as well as a complimentary champagne toast at midnight.Fan Club presale begins tomorrow, Wednesday, 9/30 at 1 PM EST here. General on sale begins Friday, 10/2 at 1 PM EST here.
It was a unanimous decision to declare Allen Toussaint‘s birthday, January 14th, an official day to honor the late musician. Thanks to the New Orleans City Council, they passed a resolution to permanently celebrate the date as “Allen Toussaint Day”.Watch Footage Of Allen Toussaint’s Final Performance In Madrid“Our artists and musicians are our ambassadors, as their talents, hard work, and genius creates the culture for which we are internationally known. Their travels share that culture with countless individuals and communities, and their successes and creations infuse our city with a vibrancy and soul unmatched elsewhere in the world. Allen served our city as one of our finest ambassadors,” said Councilmember Susan G. Guidry, the author of the resolution.The city’s sincere attempt to honor a man that honored the city so well is just another reason why New Orleans is one of the greatest places on Earth.[Via Offbeat]