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UPDATE:Early Show: Pink Talking Fish to Perform Dark Side of the Moon in its entirety, plus a set of classic PTFLate: Pink Talking Fish Dance Party Featuring The ‘Kuaz Horns of Turkuaz——–This summer, Rocks Off Concert Cruises will once again bring a series of funky fresh musical adventures aboard The Jewel. On July 8th, CEG Presents will host Pink Talking Fish for a pair of back-to-back shows, bringing their Phish/Talking Heads/Pink Floyd fusion tribute show to the high seas. Tickets to the stacked one-night event are available here.The only tribute act of its kind, PTF has been blowing up on the scene over the past year or so, touring all over the country. You never know exactly what’s coming next from this always evolving band. Dream setlists become a reality when PTF hits the stage, with recent setlists including crazy segments such as “You Enjoy Myself>Another Brick In The Wall>Life During Wartime>Another Brick In The Wall>You Enjoy Myself” and “2001>Once In A Lifetime>Any Colour You Like>Tweezer**>Girlfriend Is Better”.Recently the band took it even further to integrate tributes to David Bowie, Prince and more into their unique act. Listen to full audio from that remarkable show here.From the vibe to the energy, everything about a Pink Talking Show is on point. The opportunity to experience them on a boat will be truly next level.Show Info:CEG Presents Pink Talking Fish Aboard The Rocks Off Concert CruiseThe Jewel – Rocks Off Boat Cruise (E 23rd St. and FDR Dr.)Cruise #1: 6pm boarding, 7-10pm cruise Cruise #2: 11pm boarding, 11:30-2:30am cruiseGet Tickets Here
Watch Flea Deliver A Bass-Only National Anthem Before Kobe Bryant’s Final GameSantana had the honors of performing last year as well, when Golden State won the championship. Watch official footage of that performance, below. With the NBA Finals underway, the second game in the series is getting some serious star power to start things off right. Longtime Golden State Warriors fan Carlos Santana will be performing the National Anthem, tonight, at the Oracle Arena in Oakland, CA. Not only will Santana be shredding it up, but his wife Cindy Blackman Santana will be on hand for the performance as well!The series started last night, with Golden State beating Cleveland 104-88. Tonight’s game starts at 8 PM Eastern, and fans can tune in to coverage on ABC to watch the Santana couple open up the ceremonies.
Philadelphia might be best known for Brotherly Love and Cheesesteaks, but the city’s residents have never been shy about their jams! That’s why we can’t wait for two of our favorite young jam bands, Aqueous and Broccoli Samurai, to take things over at Philly’s MilkBoy venue on November 9th. Tickets for the show are available here.The music will start with Broccoli Samurai, who have steadily made a name for themselves with regular performances over the last few years. The band has captured the Midwest with their fresh blend of improvisational jamming, and they’re only going to keep on growing as they play more shows. Fans who have experienced the Samurai know that the band has an relentless energy that pours into their live shows. Check out some live video to see what we mean.Headlining the night will be Aqueous, who is on fire after releasing their highly anticipated EP Best In Show. The band has built a strong following with constant dedication, including multiple studio albums and hundreds of live shows each year. The future is bright for Aqueous as they continue to impress with their high-energy rock and roll-influenced jamming, backed by contemplative songwriting and great musicianship. Check out what happens when Aqueous lets loose in the video below.Not only are these two bands poised to bring a great evening of music, but they’re no strangers to each other as well. The bands have teamed up for so-called “Broqueous” sets in the past, and certainly some collaborative efforts between these talented musicians can be expected. You can find tickets and more information about the show by following this link. Don’t miss out!
Before Friday, it had been 18 years since the last new music from A Tribe Called Quest. That all changed when the group released We got it from Here… Thank You 4 Your Service, a new album that features the entirety of A Tribe Called Quest – even the late Phife Dawg, who passed away earlier this year.The album was conceived when the group reunited in 2014, and it was no surprise to see it released just three days after the Presidential election. Race and social injustice are main themes of the new album, addressed with the lyrical eloquence for which ATCQ is known.On SNL, the group performed two songs from the new album, “We The People….” and “The Space Program.” Q-Tip, Jarobi White, and Ali Shaheed Muhammad kept it rocking through the first song, all leading up to Phife’s verse. They then unveiled a mural depicting Phife, as his track played through the room. It was a touching moment, allowing for these artists to pay tribute to their lost brother.The second song, “The Space Program,” saw both Consequence and Busta Rhymes join on stage for a celebration of hip hop music. Watch videos of both, streaming below.
The second annual Fool’s Paradise is set to bring the heat to the St. Augustine Amphitheatre on March 31 & April 1, with genre-bending music from Lettuce x2, Joe Russo’s Almost Dead (with Jeff Chimenti), The Floozies, The Motet, Manic Science (a special set with Manic Focus & Break Science) The Main Squeeze, Organ Freeman, and Oteil Burbridge & Antwaun Stanley as artists-at-large.Part of what makes Fool’s Paradise so unique is the one-on-one time fans get with their favorite musicians. The event itself is intimate, from the one-stage parameter to the nearby after parties – but there are also opportunities to have even more time with your favorite artists outside of the festival ground. Before the gates open on Saturday afternoon, Fool’s Paradise will offer three artist-led excursions for those in town for a full experience in St. Augustine, FL.The Shady Horns DJ Set At Sea: Kick back, relax and soak up the sun with The Shady Horns on the Schooner Freedom Charters! Join the jokesters as they DJ their favorite tunes on a two-hour nautical adventure at sea. Bring a pair of binoculars and look for dolphins, turtles, and birds, or take the helm for an unforgettable sailing experience. Beer and wine will be provided, though you can always bring more. The ship boards at 12PM ET. Space is limited, so sign up right HERE.Putt-Putt With Jesus, Antwaun, & Lyle: The Fiesta Falls Mini Golf Course is elaborately planted with Florida greens, ocean views, and waterfalls. Putt putt around a sunken pirate ship with Jesus Coomes (Lettuce), Antwaun Stanley (Vulfpeck), and Lyle Divinsky (The Motet) while you make the most of your Florida vacation. Everything is provided, including ice cream at the end! Putt-putt will start at 1PM ET. You can sign up NOW.Ping Pong Tournament with Deitch & Shmeeans: It’s no secret that Adam Deitch (Lettuce/Break Science) and Adam Smirnoff (Lettuce) like to engage in competitive ping pong from time to time. If you think you have what it takes to go one-on-one, sign up TODAY for the chance to beat the pros and win various prizes! This event will be held at the Elk’s Lodge starting at 1PM ET. All proceeds will go to The Water Collective.With so much to choose from, St. Augustine will be crawling with adventurous opportunities. The oldest city in the United States and fabled home to the Fountain of Youth, St. Augustine’s unique scenery and historical presence sets the city apart from any other in the country. With over 42 miles of beaches, incredible restaurants and bars, jetskiing, kayaking, fort tours, parasailing, and its own distillery, attendees will have plenty to explore. See you there!
Future-funk juggernaut Lettuce just wrapped up their extensive Mt. Crushmore Tour, raging across the US from coast to coast with a reckless abandon. Immediately after the conclusion of their Cali run, the boys boarded intercontinental jets and flew half a world away, for a six-pack of shows in Japan. Now, they’re back and heading straight to Fool’s Paradise in St. Augustine, FL for their annual two-day music festival.No stranger to the Land of the Rising Sun, as this was their fourth sojourn to the country; Lettuce made their first trip to Japan in 2003. As an unknown, young funk band from the US riding the wave of their debut album Outta Here, the boys played the Blue Note in Tokyo. The performance was the first for keyboardist Neal Evans, who performed with Eric Krasno in Soulive already. Rashawn Ross was also recruited for trumpet duties beginning with this Eastern expedition. The results are crystallized on their 2004 release Live in Toyko. In both 2008 and 2013, Lettuce brought the Royal Family funk to the renowned, prestigious Fuji Rock Festival, blessing their storied Field of Heaven with a dose of the Rage, and later Fly era jam styles.Free Stream of “Nyack” from Live in Tokyo hereListen to Lettuce at Fuji Rock 2013 hereFor this most recent adventure, Lettuce followed a frenetic pace for their three days of engagements in Japan. The first four shows were hosted by Billboard Live in Tokyo, and the band wasted no time, getting reacquainted to their Japanese fans with a monster performance to kick things off. The following three shows in Tokyo, and the pair at Billboard Live in Osaka, also showed little mercy but a ton of class and panache. A handful of faithful Americans made the pilgrimage with the band to take in the tunes and the sights, too; including #1 Lettuce fan Jenn Glickman, who graciously shared a handful of her stealth videos (found below).The hardest working man in show business, Lettuce drummer extraordinaire Adam Deitch, was kind enough to take a moment after returning to the US to reflect on the band’s most recent visit to Japan to L4LM.“It’s great to see the audience shed their insecurities, stand up, sway to the music, smile and clap along. Japan in a sense can be very rigid. I feel we bring a sense of freedom in the music that seeps into the souls of the residents of japan. At the same time, as Americans we truly are affected by the extreme level of politeness that is practiced in Japan. All interactions are smiles and bows. Not because we are visitors but because that is a way of life in Japan. The cleanliness and respect is by far the highest I’ve ever experienced.” –Adam Deitch Ryan Zoidis of The Shady Horns sets it off proper by sauntering into the audience alongside Nigel Hall to bring the soul directly to the people!Lettuce played two ticketed shows per evening.Setlist: Lettuce | Tokyo | 3.22.17 | early show Billboard LiveThe Force, Reunion, Morning Mr. Shmink, Double Header, Yakatori, New Reel, Neal Untitled, Lettsanity, Do It Like You DoSetlist: Lettuce | Tokyo | 3.22.17 | late show Billboard LiveMt. Crushmore, Blaze Suppit, Slippin, Kron Dutch, Purple Cabbage, Squadlive, Phyllis, Sounds Like A PartySetlist: Lettuce | Tokyo | 3.23.17 | early show Billboard LiveNew Intro, 116th, Pocket Change, Blast Off, The Dump, Breakout, Ready To Live, Gogo (Juicy), Madison SquareSetlist: Lettuce | Tokyo | 3.23.17 | late show Billboard LiveRequiem, Get Greazy, Bowler, Lett Bobby, Sam Huffs, Gang Ten, Express Yourself, Remember the Children, The FluSetlist: Lettuce | Tokyo | 3.23.17 | early show Billboard LiveBlaze, Suppit, Reunion, Trillogy, 116th, Rule The World, Dr. Digglesworth, Lettsanity, Sounds Like A PartySetlist: Lettuce | Tokyo | 3.22.17 | late show Billboard Live Mt. Crushmore, Blast Off, 4 on 6, Morning Mr. Shmink, Squadlive, By Any Schmeeans Necessary, Chief It Up, Do It Like You Do Reporting by B.Getz.Special thanks to Jenn Glickman for the incredible video footage.For fans of Lettuce, you can catch them at the 2nd annual Fool’s Paradise March 31 & April 1, 2017 in St. Augustine, FL alongside Joe Russo’s Almost Dead, The Floozies, The Motet, a special Manic Science set featuring Manic Focus and Break Science, The Main Squeeze, Organ Freeman, along with Oteil Burbridge and Antwaun Stanley as Artists at Large. The guys will also be leading several artist excursions, like sailing, mini-golf, and even a ping pong tournament to raise money for charity! Head here for more information.
Last night, LCD Soundsystem played the opening night at NYC’s newest venue Brooklyn Steel. The evening also marked the first of five nights at the Bowery Presents establishment. With A+ sound and quality sight-lines, the venue proved itself to be well worth the wait. LCD properly used the opportunity to perform a mix of old-school favorites, like “Us vs. Them,” “Daft Punk,” “I Can Change,” “Someone Great,”and of course, “New York I Love You,” and even debuted a couple of new tunes.Before the show, the band sincerely asked their fans to refrain from videoing old songs, because they “already made a whole movie out of those,” and to please not film the new songs, calling it a “gutpunch to all the people who have been working insanely hard for the last 18 months to release this music in the way [they] want to release it.” Gloriously, last night was the debut of three new songs, “Tonight,” “Call Police,” and “American Dream” which they premiered during the first encore of the night. It was the perfect way for fans to experience the new tunes, which they’d been craving for seven years since the band’s 2010 This Is Happening. Frontman James Murphy announced that they are “almost done” with the new LP, making the first live performance even more exciting.The band returned for a second encore with “Dance Yrself Clean” and “All My Friends,” two house favorites that of course left the room buzzing with energy.The band is expected to play a similar setlist the upcoming four nights, so we won’t spoil the surprises until after the five-night residency is complete. All we can say is, you’ll thank us later.Setlist: LCD Soundsystem | Brooklyn Steel | New York City | 4/6/17Us vs. Them, Daft Punk, I Can Change, Get Innocuous, You Wanted A Hit, Tribulations, Movement, Yeah, Someone Great, Home, New York I Love YouE: Tonight, Call Police, American DreamE2: Dance Yrself Clean, All My Friends [photo via @deadheady]
Vulfpeck made their now-annual return to New York City last night for the first of three sold-out nights at the Brooklyn Steel. As if the new venue was built for this band, the setting allowed for an increase in audience size, an upturn of the volume, and even more instrumentalists on the stage at a time. Following their new album announcement earlier this week, the anticipation for Vulfpeck to return to the stage (after only a few shows in CA this June) was at an all-time high, landing exactly a year after their four-night Central Park SummerStage/Brooklyn Bowl residency. The quartet that is Jack Stratton, Joe Dart, Woody Goss, and Theo Katzman continues to impress, as they began chapter one of yet another internationally sold-out tour.Vulfpeck often invites a similar, reliable cast of musical masters to the stage during their Brooklyn residencies, and the Friday night run-opener was no different. Singer/songwriter/keyboardist/saxophonist/all-around-great-guy Joey Dosik opened the show to a nearly-full room, delivering beauties from his 2016 Game Winner EP, then stuck around to perform a number of tunes with Vulfpeck during their headlining slot. Like a family style dinner, guitarist Cory Wong played the majority of the set as the un-official/official fifth member. While Dosik has recorded on four Vulfpeck records, appearing as the first-ever guest contributor on 2012’s Vollmilch, Wong made his debut collaboration back in 2013 in their YouTube video “TOUR VLOG 002.” The jam has since evolved into “Cory Wong,” the final track on 2016’s The Beautiful Game, on which the strat-o-master plays 70% of the tracks as “the album’s Billy Preston.” Though perhaps no musical contribution is more attached to the Vulfpeck catalogue than the voice of Sir Antwaun Stanley. Affectionally dubbed Twaun, the gospel-raised soul-stirrer made his Vulf debut on 2013’s “Wait For The Moment,” then kept the hit momentum with later years’ “1612,” “Funky Duck,” and subsequently, “1 for 1, DiMaggio” and “Aunt Leslie.” Though he’s been involved with the Vulf players since the college Groove Spoon days, Antwaun continuously stands as one of the most adored collaborators. With Joey Dosik, Cory Wong, and Antwaun Stanley all on the stage, Vulfpeck was officially in beast mode—playing all of the favorites, with special guests throughout.Local Richie Rodriguez (who we can all thank for the musicalities of drummer/guitarist/vocalist Theo Katzman) remained faithful to the band during the entire set, weaving his percussive accents in and out of the funk/pop-tinged compositions. Jazz trombonist Melissa Gardiner came in like a rocket of sound, becoming a staple in “Funky Duck” and beyond. The Late Show With Stephen Colbert band member Ibanda Ruhumbika mesmerized the crowd with his tuba skills, especially with a rock solid rendition of “Boogie On Reggae Woman.” Clarinetist Mark Dover performed the live version of his studio-slotted “Back Pocket,” ahead of a sing-a-long marathon of epic proportions, basically making everyone’s dreams come true.The stage was set for a magical evening, as the rotating cast played through all the essentials. Few bands have a following as faithful as Vulfpeck’s, and few bands remain as consistently pleasure-filled. The banter, the tank tops, the cart wheels will never grow old in this club, as many fans plan to embark on a journey of all three nights with Vulfpeck.Friday night’s audience was appreciatively treated to a career-spanning setlist, including “Fugue State,” “Beastly,” and all the hit-favorites, “Game Winner,” “1612,” “Back Pocket,” and “Christmas In LA.” Fans were also awarded 2016’s “Cory Wong,” “El Chepe,” “Daddy, He Got A Tesla,” and “Dean Town.” The show culminated with a heartwarming “Outro” and a 30+ second hand stand from bandleader Jack Stratton.Thanks to Evan Pragliola, you can watch videos of Vulfpeck’s Friday night performance at Brooklyn Steel below: Setlist: Vulfpeck | Brooklyn Steel | Brooklyn, NYC | 9/8/17Intros, Fugue State, Cory Wong, El Chepe, Game Winner, Tesla, 1612, Aunt Leslie, Boogie On / Lord Will Make A Way, Funky Duck, Wait For The Moment, Back Pocket, Beastly, Christmas In LA, Dean Town, Outro
Neil Young has announced a pair of upcoming dates with Crazy Horse, set for May 1 & 2 at Warnors Theatre in Fresno, California. Marking their first time playing live together since July 7, 2014 at Laugardalshöllin in Reykjavík, Iceland, the reunion shows will feature a lineup of Neil Young (guitar, vocals), Billy Talbot (bass), Ralph Molina (drummer), Frank “Poncho” Sampedro (multi-instrumentalist), and vocals from Dorene Carter and YaDonna West, who all toured together from 2012-2013, with the late Rick Rosas standing in for Talbot in 2014.Neil Young’s website bills the show as: “Fresno. May 1 and 2. First time in a long time, Live on stage. No rehearsal.”As JamBase notes, Neil Young only performed twice in 2017 (solo concert in Ontario on 12/1 and a set with Lukas Nelson’s Promise of the Real at Farm Aid in September), but has a handful of festival appearances set for this year with the Promise Of The Real. There is no supporting information that indicates more shows for Neil Young & Crazy Horse, but we’ll keep our fingers crossed!While pre-sale tickets are over, a general public sale will open today, April 24, at 12pm PST via Neil Young’s Archive.