The Major Rager Makes Initial Lineup Announcement

first_imgComing together for the fourth straight year, the Major Rager consistently throws one of the best parties of the year. Coming to the Augusta Commons in Augusta, GA on the first day of the Masters golf tournament, April 6, 2017, the one day festival features an exciting musical roster that fans won’t want to miss.The initial lineup includes headliner The Flaming Lips, who recently released a record Oczy Mlody (read the review), with a special set from Moon Taxi who will be performing all Rage Against The Machine as “People of the Sun”, the Eric Krasno Band, Stop Light Observations, and an after party with Funk You and Schema.Early Bird On-Sale starts this Friday at 10AM ET. Tickets and more information about The Major Rager can be found via their website!last_img read more

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The Revivalists Release New Music Video And Announce Summer Central Park Show

first_imgThe Revivalists had a big day today. SummerStage NYC announced this morning that The Revivalists will be playing Central Park with White Denim later in the year on August 10th. You can get tickets for the show, which will benefit the City Parks Foundation here when they go on sale on Friday at noon EST. Coupled with this announcement, the band released a new music video for “Wish I Knew You,” which you can watch below.last_img

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We’re Giving Away A Pair Of Tickets To Your Phish Show Of Choice + L4LM Late Night Of Choice!

first_imgThe Phish Baker’s Dozen run is rapidly approaching, and if you’re anything like us, it’s the only thing on your mind these days. 13 nights of Phish at MSG, surrounded by 20+ pre- and post-shows from Turkuaz, The Motet, Spafford, Circles Around the Sun, Twiddle, Greensky Bluegrass, and so many more, make NYC the music mecca this summer.Our Official Guide To Phish Baker’s Dozen Late NightsWith just a couple of weeks to go, we wanted to give our readers the chance to win:-Two (2) Tickets to the Phish Baker’s Dozen show of choice-Two (2) Tickets to the L4LM Late Night show of choice (from the list below)Enter below, then follow the instructions for sharing to increase your chances of winning. Good luck!last_img read more

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Pigeons Playing Ping Pong Cover The Doors, Beatles, ABB, Rick James, And More [Full Audio]

first_imgLast night at Dallas, TX’s Club Dada, funk jammers Pigeons Playing Ping Pong began a four-night Halloween-themed run featuring a slew of flavorful and diverse covers. Pigeons has recently been on tour with experimental producer Flamingosis, with the beatmakers’ opening sets immediately energizing the crowd from note one.Pigeons Playing Ping Pong got settled in from the get-go with a “Walk Outside” opener, followed by a funky, spaced-out jam during “Funk E. Zekiel”. “Funk E. Zekiel” eventually led into “Come Together” by The Beatles before meandering back into “Funk E.” to close the sandwich. The Doors‘ 1970 Morrison Hotel classic “Peace Frog” acted as the bread for an “Offshoot” sandwich, while “Ocean Flows”—from the band’s latest release, Pizazz (which was just released on 10/19)—closed out the first set properly.A cover of David Bowie‘s “Space Oddity” eventually made it’ way into “Mountain Jam” by The Allman Brothers Band, with Pigeons making it crystal clear that they were not messing around for second set. The always-rowdy “F.U.” segued nicely into a funked out cover of Rick James‘ “Give It To Me Baby” before returning to the original tune, making for a near 16-minute exploration. One of the more interesting points of the evening came when P4 performed a “Big In The Changes” mash-up that featured Notorious B.I.G.‘s “Big Poppa,” Tupac‘s “Changes,” and Linkin Park‘s “In The End” before landing in “Lightning” from 2014’s Psychology. Michael Jackson‘s “Don’t Stop ‘Til You Get Enough” and Steely Dan‘s “Reelin’ In The Years” came next, followed by an appearance of “Schwanthem”. Frank Zappa‘s “Pojama People”, sandwiched in between “Doc”, served as an encore, ending things in a fine fashion.Pigeons Playing Ping Pong will make their way to Austin’s Mohawk tonight. The show will be followed performances at Houston’s White Oak Music Hall on Saturday, Terminal West in Atlanta, GA on Halloween proper, and Nashville’s Exit/In on Wednesday night. Check out a full schedule of tour dates here, and take a listen to the full show from Club Dada below:Pigeons Playing Ping Pong @ Club Dada – Dallas, TX – 10/26/17[taped by Don Olker via Archive.org][Cover photo: Jay Blakesberg Photography]Setlist: Pigeons Playing Ping Pong | Club Dada | Dallas, TX | 10/27/2017Set 1: Walk Outside, Funk E Zekiel > Come Together [1] > Funk E Zekiel, Bad For You, Penguins >, Peace Frog [2] > Offshoot > Peace Frog > White Night*, Ocean FlowsSet 2: Space Oddity [3] > Mountain Jam^ [4] > The Hop > F.U. > Give It To Me Baby [5] > F.U., Henrietta, Big In The Changes#^ > Lightning, Don’t Stop Till You Get Enough% [6], SchwanthemEncore: Doc > Pojama People [7] > DocNotes: R.I.P.P.P.P. Halloween Night 1[1] The Beatles[2] The Doors* w/ Imperial March[3] David Bowie^ First time played[4] Allman Brothers Band[5] Rick James# Big Poppa [Notorious BIG] / Changes [Tupac] / In The End [Linkin Park] mash up% w/ Reelin’ In The Years [Steely Dan] tease[6] Michael Jackson[7] Frank Zappalast_img read more

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Robert Glasper-Led Supergroup, R+R=Now, Drops New Single, “Colors In The Dark”

first_imgEarlier this month, newly minted supergroup R+R=Now released their first single, “Change Of Tone”. The highly anticipated new project is led by the renowned Grammy-winning pianist and producer Robert Glasper, who plays keys for the band. R+R=Now also features Terrace Martin on synthesizer and vocoder, Christian Scott aTunde Adjuah on trumpet, Derrick Hodge on bass, Taylor McFerrin on synth and beatbox, and Justin Tyson on drums.With a new album due out on June 15th, Collagically Speaking, via the iconic jazz label Blue Note, R+R=Now is poised to take over the jazz scene. For the project, Glasper found similarly visionary artists—many of whom are critically acclaimed in their own right—to join him for the collaboration. However, outside each player’s immense musical aptitude, the musicians in R+R=Now share in the belief that music should be used for a higher power. Given the daily negativity of news nowadays, the band hopes to inspire resilience, hope, and action among listeners.The “R+R” within the band’s name stands for “Reflect” and “Respond”, with Glasper previously noting that the group was inspired while he was co-producing the companion album, Nina Revisited, for the acclaimed 2015 film, What Happened, Miss Simone? Nina Simone, a fiery activist in addition to a beloved musician, never shied away from political discourse and rallied against calls for her to “shut up and sing.” As Glasper noted in a press release, “When you reflect what’s going on in your time and respond to that, you can’t not be relevant. So ‘R’ plus ‘R’ equals ‘NOW’.”However, even outside the mission of the group, the band stands alone as a force to be reckoned with. Bending genre and offering tastes of everything from West Coast jazz to neo-soul, future-funk to ambient electronica, instrumental hip-hop, and more, the project is fearless in its offerings. Furthermore, on the forthcoming record, the album includes guest voice cameos from actors Omari Hardwick () and Terry Crews (); actress Amanda Seales (); MCs Stalley and yasiin bey (f.k.a. Mos Def); and singers Amber Navran (of Moonchild) and Goapele.You can listen to R+R=Now’s second single, “Colors In The Dark” below. After the supergroup’s new album, Collagically Speaking, is released on June 15th, the band will perform a handful of album celebration shows—including Atlanta on June 15th, Washington DC on June 16th, and Brooklyn on June 22nd—before heading to Europe for an extensive summer tour.<span data-mce-type=”bookmark” style=”display: inline-block; width: 0px; overflow: hidden; line-height: 0;” class=”mce_SELRES_start”></span>last_img read more

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PREMIERE: Groovechild With Nate Edgar & Nikki Glaspie Drop New Song Off Final Album

first_imgOn July 7th, the surviving members of Groovechild will release their long-awaited new album, Climber, and perform their final concert in celebration and remembrance of the band’s recently departed bandleader, Jeff Bibbo, who died earlier this year on March 4th. For those unfamiliar, Groovechild was a major player in New England’s live music scene in the mid-1990s led by Bibbo, who served as the band’s lead singer and songwriter. The group’s latest album also features guitarist Brian Kilough, bassist Nate Edgar, and drummer Nikki Glaspie.When Bibbo passed away earlier this year, he and Kilough were preparing to release the new album, Climber, marking the ensemble’s first album since 2012’s House Of Life and their third record ever including their 1992 debut, Sick At Last. For Climber, the band reached out to The Nth Power‘s Nate Edgar and Nikki Glaspie, in addition to a number of special musical guests including percussionist John Lecesse (Percy Hill) and saxophonist Matt Langley (Charlie Kohlhase).Produced by Bibbo and Chris Magruder, Climber was recorded in Maine at Thundering Skies Studio from 2015 to 2018. Containing nine new songs, as Bibbo explained before his death, the “album is an emotional journey through feelings of spiritual conflict, despair, hope, loss, and grief, yet despite the sometimes urgent melancholy, brings a sense of calm and implied sense of beauty and perseverance.”Groovechild’s new album certainly still falls in line with the band’s previous work, offering a gritty synthesis of rock, funk, jazz, and soul, to create a dynamic yet danceable sound with a hard-rock edge. A fitting and striking album to officially close out the band’s legacy, Climber shows the band at its best and ensures the group will not be forgotten.Today, Live For Live Music is proud to premiere a new track from Groovechild, “Godawful”, which will appear on Climber, due out on July 7th. You can listen to the new song below, and make sure to read on to get more information about Groovechild’s final concert on July 7th.<span data-mce-type=”bookmark” style=”display: inline-block; width: 0px; overflow: hidden; line-height: 0;” class=”mce_SELRES_start”></span>In addition to the July 7th album release date, the current Groovechild lineup will honor the life and music of Jeff Bibbo with a final performance, slated for the same day at 3s Art Space in Portsmouth, New Hampshire. Groovechild will share the bill with long-time friends Peter Prince and Moon Boot Lover.The night will also include a silent auction of a limited number of prints of Bibbo’s artwork, with the proceeds going toward buying musical instruments for patients in recovery at Keystone Hall, a New Hampshire non-profit that provides residential and outpatient substance-use disorder treatment as well as prevention and recovery support. You can purchase tickets to the final Groovechild concert and celebration of Jeff Bibbo’s life and music here.last_img read more

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Watch This Elaborate Holiday Light Show Set To Phish’s “Llama” [Video]

first_imgOne of the best parts about the holiday season is the lights. Houses and trees all over are adorned with colorful bulbs and decorative ornamentation. It’s part of what gives this time of year an air of magic. Of course, some people take their home light displays to much more intricate levels than others, programming sophisticated spectacles synced to music for their communities to enjoy.One such display, Lights on Suter, run by John Tomasi and his family, has been mounting increasingly elaborate holiday light shows at their North Haledon, NJ home since 2012. While the show is geared toward the holidays, Tomasi often throws non-seasonal themes and songs into the 10-20 number mix, like his 2015 edition based around Star Wars: The Force Awakens.Last year, the Tomasi family included Phish favorite “Llama” as a featured number in their annual show, and the results were spectacular—and rockin’, taboot. As Tomasi explains to Live For Live Music, “I am a huge Phish fan and have always wanted to add a Phish song aptly placed in my holiday show. [Last year,] my buddy Moose decided to come down to spend the holidays with our family. Moose and I are fraternity brothers and have been to countless shows together. … We were at The Great Went together. … Since he was coming down, I said ‘this is the year.’” Check out a video of the “Llama” display below: 2017 Lights on Suter Holiday Show – Phish – “Llama”Continues Tomasi, “A lot of my inspiration for what I do with lights comes from Phish shows. Someday I would love to sit in the corner of the soundboard area at a show and just watch them conduct the show. And share in the groove.”The process of setting up the elaborate annual audiovisual spectacle is unsurprisingly elaborate and requires help from his wife and three children to come together each year—as well as many hours of work from Tomasi himself. “It’s a year-long journey. I have to figure out what new lights I am going to add to the show. Then I have to order the pixels. … Don’t get them until June. Then I have to assemble the props. I program the songs for the show throughout the year—or at least try to. … It’s a labor of love. Takes 40-50 hours just to set up. Programming is in the hundreds of hours. Prop planning, building, testing… You get the point.” He also notes that he often listens to JEMP Radio while he works on the show.On the topic of this year’s Lights on Suter show, Tomasi notes “I might do a new Phish song to appear as an ‘encore,’ but I have not figured it out yet.” Whatever songs the Tomasi family includes in their 2018 display, we’re sure it will be as incredible as ever.The Tomasi family uses Lights on Suter as a way to collect donations for the National Multiple Sclerosis Society. If you liked the Phish “Llama” light show, you can donate to MS research on their behalf here.For more information about how to catch the Tomasi family’s 2018 display this holiday season, head here.last_img read more

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Paul McCartney Teams Up With OneRepublic’s Ryan Tedder For Auto-Tune Heavy Single, “Get Enough” [Listen]

first_imgPaul McCartney has released a brand new single, “Get Enough”, co-written and produced with Zach Skelton and OneRepublic’s Ryan Tedder. The 2019 single is a huge departure from The Beatles days. However, it’s seemingly in line with McCartney’s most recent release, Egypt Station.In the new song, Sir Paul McCartney is heard playing bass, piano, acoustic guitar, harpsichord, synthesizer, and synth-bass, while Tedder is credited with programming and background vox, and Skelton with programming and editing. The chorus features auto-tune heavy lyrics from McCartney, with the chorus ringing: “Get enough, get enough, get enough of (Your love) / Get enough, get enough, get enough of (Your love) / I can’t get enough of / Of you”. Listen to McCartney’s new single below:“Get Enough”[Audio: Paul McCartney]In September, Paul McCartney released his latest studio album, Egypt Station, which featured catchy pop jaunts “Fuh You” and “Back In Brazil“. Following months of promotion, the release was celebrated with a full-tilt NYC-centered promo push that included a performance on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon, special limited-edition MetroCards, and a “secret” intimate performance at Grand Central Terminal, which was webcast for free to thousands across the world.Paul McCartney will continue these promotions on the road this summer with an international tour, kicking back up in the U.S. on May 23rd in New Orleans and wrapping up on July 13th in Los Angeles, CA. Head to his website for a full list of upcoming dates.last_img read more

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Turkuaz’s Shira Elias To Debut Original Music With New Solo Project At NYC Show

first_imgSongstress Shira Elias of Turkuaz is venturing out on her own with her solo project at Rockwood Music Hall Stage 2 in New York, NY on Friday, June 14th.She’ll be debuting new originals as well as putting her stamp on some favorite funk and soul covers with the new outfit, which features Rodney Flood, Joél Gonzalez, Sasha Brown, and Lavondo Thomas. Joining them will be special guests Nick Cassarino (The Nth Power), Sammi Garett (Turkuaz), Mr. At (Slick Rick), and saxophonist Alison Shearer.“I’m so excited and relieved to be sharing the music that’s been in my head and my heart for a long time and to connect with the people in a different way,” Shira explains. “It’s a bit scary to step out on your own from such a large ensemble situation but I’m finally ready. And I hope the fans are too.”While this solo project is a new endeavor for Elias, she is no stranger to leading talented bands onstage. In February, she hosted members of The Motet, Big Gigantic, Break Science, John Brown’s Body, Karl Denson’s Tiny Universe and more for the second edition of Live For Live Music‘s The Funk Sessions in Denver, CO. You can watch a full, pro-shot video of that show below:The Funk Sessions – Shira Elias w/ Members of The Motet, Big Gigantic, Break Science, & More – Full Video[Video: Ninja Video]Grab your tickets to Shira Elias’ solo band performance at the Rockwood here.last_img read more

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The Infamous Stringdusters Added To Newport Folk Festival Lineup

first_imgOn Tuesday, Grammy Award-winning bluegrass outfit The Infamous Stringdusters were announced as the latest performers to join Newport Folk Festival‘s 2019 lineup. The long-running annual festival is set to return to Newport, RI’s Fort Adams State Park on July 26th-28th.The Infamous Stringdusters will join previously announced artists including Warren Hayes, Phish’s Trey Anastasio, Phil Lesh & The Terrapin Family Band, Billy Strings, Molly Tuttle, Hozier, Benmont Tench, Gregory Alan Isakov, Jeff Tweedy, Lukas Nelson & Promise of the Real, Maggie Rogers, Sheryl Crow, Preservation Hall Jazz Band, and many more.As the event does with all of their performers, The Infamous Stringdusters’ involvement means the Newport Folk Festival’s charitable arm has made a donation on behalf of an organization of the artist’s choice. This time around, festival organizers have made a donation on The Dusters’ behalf to United Sound to provide musical experiences for students with special needs through peer mentorship. This donation will pay for startup costs for a new public school chapter of United Sound in Rhode Island – covering teacher training, startup student training materials, monthly student training meetings, curriculum, method books, flash cards, t-shirts, bracelets, and more throughout the year.Tickets are sold out, but fans can head to the Newport Folk Fest website for general info for this year’s event.last_img read more

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