The Rolling Stones Surprise Show in Paris: Video and Setlist

first_imgKunj ShahWondering if it’s worth it to spend the big bucks for The Rolling Stones sold-out reunion show at Newark’s Prudential Center? Words like Nostalgia and Jersey have been thrown around by infuriated fans after getting shutout by Ticketmaster. Fortunately for us, the band recently played a surprise gig in Paris, their first performance in about five years and kindly released some footage of Mick Jagger’s moves during “Jumping Jack Flash”.  Check out the setlist from the show, watch the video, and determine for yourself if it’s going to be a once in a life time chance to see arguably the greatest rock and roll band of all time, or a nostalgia act in the armpit of America.last_img read more


The Disco Biscuits Open Up New Year’s Run at Best Buy

first_imgLast night, The Disco Biscuits opened up their 5-night New Year’s run with the first of four shows at The Best Buy Theater, which will culminate with a fifth and final night at The Theater at Madison Garden.  From the first notes of an unfinished “Abraxas” into an early taste of an unfinished “Hot Air Balloon”, everyone in attendance could tell that this run was going to be started off properly.  It was like having all your family that you haven’t seen in awhile under the same roof again; people were getting down, with smiles from ear to ear.  A dyslexic “Digital Buddha” brought the crowd to a frenzied state as hands were raised high while singing along, before finishing the set with a “Triumph>Rock Candy”.Finishing “Digital Buddha” to begin the second set, the Biscuits jammed into a well received “Pilin’ It Higher”.  They tore through the second set with an unfinished “Portal to an Empty Head”, and finished the show on a high note with a delectable sandwich of “Robots>(inv)Crickets>Robots”.  At some point in the second set, if sounded as if a “Gamma Goblins” jam was thrown in there, but that is unconfirmed.  There was no encore, which left some in the crowd puzzled, but that may have been due to the fact that the second set went a bit over, and the band may have just kept on going instead of taking a break.Tickets to the remaining four shows are still available here, and if last night was any indication of what the rest of the run will bring, we recommend that you get on it, and quickly at that.Set List1. Abraxas (unf) > Hot Air Balloon (unf) > Gangster > Digital Buddha (dys), Triumph > Rock Candy (end)2. Digital Buddha (dys) > Pilin It High > Portal To An Empty Head (unf) > Pilin It High, Save The Robots (beg) > Crickets (inv end/beg/mid) > Save The Robots (mid/end)last_img read more


Skydog: The Duane Allman Retrospective – 7-Disc Box Set

first_imgAccording to AllmanBrothersBand.com:Even if he’d never formed the Allman Brothers Band, Duane Allman would be a major figure in American popular music. Long before his name became known to mainstream audiences, he had already established his credentials as a once-in-a-lifetime guitar visionary, leaving his unmistakable stamp on a broad array of recordings. On March 5, 2013, Rounder Records, a division of Concord Music Group, will release the most ambitious retrospective of Allman’s short but influential career titled Skydog: The Duane Allman Retrospective.The deluxe seven-disc collection, carrying a list price of $139.98, contains the guitarist’s best-known and most commercially successful recordings with the Allman Brothers Band and Derek & the Dominos, as well as session work with Aretha Franklin, Wilson Pickett, Boz Scaggs, Clarence Carter, King Curtis, Delaney & Bonnie & Friends, Ronnie Hawkins, Otis Rush, Laura Nyro, Lulu, the Sweet Inspirations, Laura Lee, Spencer Wiggins, Arthur Conley, Willie Walker, the Lovelles, the Soul Survivors, Johnny Jenkins, John Hammond, Doris Duke, Eric Quincy Tate, Herbie Mann and more.In her recollection of her father, who died when she was a young child, Galadrielle (who helped produce the album) writes, “I am very lucky that my father is Duane Allman, an artist who left behind a wealth of incredible music . . . Working on this retrospective, I have gotten closer than I ever have been to understanding my father’s development as a musician and a man.”Duane Allman, known to his bandmates as Skydog, was born in Nashville in 1946. With Gregg, his only sibling, Duane had his first moment of musical revelation upon witnessing a late ’50s R&B bill that featured B.B. King and Jackie Wilson. By 1960, both Duane and Gregg owned guitars and played in a series of neighborhood garage bands in Tennessee and Florida. Continuing their interest in blues and R&B in the shadow of blues radio station WLAC-AM’s continent-spanning signal, as well as absorbing the influence of the British Invasion, the brothers launched the Escorts in 1965 and the Allman Joys, who recorded a handful of sides in Bradley’s Barn in Nashville in 1966. By 1967, Duane and Gregg signed to Liberty as the Hour Glass and recorded two albums in Nashville and Los Angeles. When the band sought to defy the label and spread its musical wings, they were dropped. The brothers returned to Florida, hooked up with drummer Butch Trucks, and recorded two sides as the 31st of February, and later at Ardent Studio in Memphis as the Bleus.Over seven discs, Skydog tells the Duane Allman story with rare and never-before-heard gems alongside smash hits. “I hope the celebration of Duane’s life inspires you to live fearlessly and enjoy life,” Galadrielle concludes. “I know that would have made him proud.”In related Allmans Brothers news, an 11th show has been added to their annual residency at the Beacon Theatre in NYC.  Tickets for this show will go on-sale Friday, February 1st at 9am EST, via Ticketmaster.Disc One1 THE ESCORTS Turn On Your Love Light 2:332 THE ESCORTS No Name Instrumental 3:133 THE ESCORTS What’d I Say 4:044 THE ALLMAN JOYS Spoonful 2:275 THE ALLMAN JOYS Gotta Get Away 2:386 THE ALLMAN JOYS Shapes Of Things 2:477 THE ALLMAN JOYS Crossroads 3:328 THE ALLMAN JOYS Mister, You’re A Better Man Than I 4:459 THE ALLMAN JOYS Lost Woman 5:2310 HOUR GLASS Cast Off All My Fears 3:3111 HOUR GLASS I’ve Been Trying 2:3912 HOUR GLASS Nothing But Tears 2:2913 HOUR GLASS Power Of Love 2:5114 HOUR GLASS Down In Texas 3:0815 HOUR GLASS Norwegian Wood (This Bird Has Flown) 3:0116 HOUR GLASS B.B. King Medley 7:0717 HOUR GLASS Been Gone Too Long 3:0318 HOUR GLASS Ain’t No Good To Cry 3:0819 31ST OF FEBRUARY Morning Dew 3:4620 31ST OF FEBRUARY Melissa 3:1221 THE BLEUS Milk And Honey 2:3422 THE BLEUS Leavin’ Lisa 2:4323 THE BLEUS Julianna’s Gone 2:59Disc Two1 CLARENCE CARTER The Road Of Love 2:542 CLARENCE CARTER Light My Fire 2:493 WILSON PICKETT Hey Jude 4:064 WILSON PICKETT Toe Hold 2:495 WILSON PICKETT My Own Style Of Loving 2:416 WILSON PICKETT Born to Be Wild 2:457 LAURA LEE It’s How You Make It Good 2:328 LAURA LEE It Ain’t What You Do (But How You Do It) 2:059 SPENCER WIGGINS I Never Loved A Woman (The Way I Love You) 3:0110 ARTHUR CONLEY Ob-La-Di, Ob-La-Da 3:0011 ARTHUR CONLEY Stuff You Gotta Watch 2:1512 ARTHUR CONLEY Speak Her Name 2:3913 ARTHUR CONLEY That Can’t Be My Baby 2:2214 WILLIE WALKER A Lucky Loser 2:2015 THE LOVELLES I’m Coming Today 2:5916 THE LOVELLES Pretending Dear 2:3817 ARETHA FRANKLIN The Weight 2:5318 ARETHA FRANKLIN It Ain’t Fair 3:2219 SOUL SURVIVORS Darkness 2:5620 SOUL SURVIVORS Tell Daddy 2:3021 SOUL SURVIVORS Got Down On Saturday 3:1022 KING CURTIS Hey Joe 2:5623 KING CURTIS Foot Pattin’ 4:4924 KING CURTIS Games People Play 2:4625 KING CURTIS The Weight 2:4726 THE SWEET INSPIRATIONS Get A Little Order 2:06Disc Three1 THE BARRY GOLDBERG BLUES BAND Twice A Man 4:262 DUANE ALLMAN Goin’ Down Slow 8:443 DUANE ALLMAN No Money Down 3:254 DUANE ALLMAN Happily Married Man 2:405 OTIS RUSH Me 2:556 OTIS RUSH Reap What You Sow 4:537 OTIS RUSH It Takes Time 3:258 THE DUCK & THE BEAR Going Up The Country 2:349 THE DUCK & THE BEAR Hand Jive 2:4110 BOZ SCAGGS Finding Her 4:1011 BOZ SCAGGS Look What I Got 4:1312 BOZ SCAGGS Waiting For A Train 2:4113 BOZ SCAGGS Loan Me A Dime 13:0114 THE ALLMAN BROTHERS BAND Don’t Want You No More 2:2615 THE ALLMAN BROTHERS BAND It’s Not My Cross To Bear 5:0116 THE ALLMAN BROTHERS BAND Black Hearted Woman 5:0717 THE ALLMAN BROTHERS BAND Trouble No More 3:45Disc Four1 THE ALLMAN BROTHERS BAND Every Hungry Woman 4:132 THE ALLMAN BROTHERS BAND Dreams 7:163 THE ALLMAN BROTHERS BAND Whipping Post 5:164 RONNIE HAWKINS One More Night 2:225 RONNIE HAWKINS Will The Circle Be Unbroken 2:506 RONNIE HAWKINS Matchbox 3:057 RONNIE HAWKINS Down In The Alley 5:088 RONNIE HAWKINS Who Do You Love 2:139 LULU Marley Purt Drive 3:2110 LULU Dirty Old Man 2:2011 LULU Mr. Bojangles 3:0812 LULU Sweep Around Your Own Back Door 2:4013 JOHNNY JENKINS I Walk On Gilded Splinters 5:1614 JOHNNY JENKINS Rollin’ Stone 4:5615 JOHNNY JENKINS Down Along The Cove 3:0216 JOHNNY JENKINS Voodoo In You 4:5017 JOHN HAMMOND Shake For Me 2:4218 JOHN HAMMOND Cryin’ For My Baby 2:3919 JOHN HAMMOND I’m Leavin’ You 3:2020 JOHN HAMMOND You’ll Be Mine 2:4221 DORIS DUKE Ghost Of Myself 3:06Disc Five1 ERIC QUINCY TATE Comin’ Down (demo version) 2:522 THE ALLMAN BROTHERS BAND Hoochie Coochie Man (live) 5:003 THE ALLMAN BROTHERS BAND Midnight Rider 2:584 THE ALLMAN BROTHERS BAND Dimples (live) 4:595 THE ALLMAN BROTHERS BAND I’m Gonna Move To The Outskirts Of Town (live) 9:216 DELANEY & BONNIE & FRIENDS Soul Shake 3:067 LAURA NYRO Beads Of Sweat 4:478 THE ALLMAN BROTHERS BAND Don’t Keep Me Wonderin’ 3:289 DELANEY & BONNIE & FRIENDS Living On The Open Road 3:0310 ELLA BROWN A Woman Left Lonely 3:2311 ELLA BROWN Touch Me 2:5912 BOBBY LANCE More Than Enough Rain 5:5113 DEREK & THE DOMINOS I Am Yours 3:3414 DEREK & THE DOMINOS Why Does Love Got To Be So Sad? 4:4115 DEREK & THE DOMINOS Have You Ever Loved A Woman 6:5216 DEREK & THE DOMINOS Layla 7:0317 ERIC CLAPTON & DUANE ALLMAN Mean Old World 3:48Disc Six1 SAM SAMUDIO Me And Bobby McGee 3:312 SAM SAMUDIO Relativity 3:143 SAM SAMUDIO Goin’ Upstairs 5:064 RONNIE HAWKINS Don’t Tell Me Your Troubles 2:135 RONNIE HAWKINS Sick And Tired 2:456 RONNIE HAWKINS Odessa 3:197 DELANEY & BONNIE & FRIENDS Gift Of Love 2:098 DELANEY & BONNIE & FRIENDS Sing My Way Home 4:029 THE ALLMAN BROTHERS BAND Statesboro Blues (live) 4:1710 THE ALLMAN BROTHERS BAND In Memory Of Elizabeth Reed (live) 13:0411 GRATEFUL DEAD Sugar Magnolia (live) 7:2012 THE ALLMAN BROTHERS BAND One Way Out (live) 4:5713 HERBIE MANN Push Push 10:0314 HERBIE MANN Spirit In The Dark 7:5915 HERBIE MANN What’d I Say 4:57Disc Seven1 DELANEY & BONNIE & FRIENDS Come On In My Kitchen (live) 3:422 DELANEY & BONNIE & FRIENDS Going Down The Road Feeling Bad (live) 4:033 DELANEY & BONNIE & FRIENDS Poor Elijah / Tribute To Johnson (Medley) (live) 4:544 THE ALLMAN BROTHERS BAND You Don’t Love Me / Soul Serenade (live) 19:255 COWBOY Please Be With Me 3:416 THE ALLMAN BROTHERS BAND Stand Back 3:247 THE ALLMAN BROTHERS BAND Blue Sky 5:098 THE ALLMAN BROTHERS BAND Blue Sky (live) 11:249 THE ALLMAN BROTHERS BAND Dreams (live) 17:5610 THE ALLMAN BROTHERS BAND Little Martha 2:07last_img read more


Dave Matthews Band Announces 2013 Summer Dates

first_imgDave Matthews Band has announced their 45-date 2013 Summer Tour, via their website. With three dates scheduled in April (including a show at New Orleans Jazz Fest), the main part of the tour begins May 17th in The Woodlands, TX and ends September 8th in Mountain View, CA, with dates in Saratoga Springs, NY, Toronto, ON, Mansfield, MA, Wantagh, NY, Bethel, NY, East Troy, WI, Hershey, PA, 3-nights at The Gorge in WA, and many more.Warehouse ticketing request period kicks off on Thursday, February 21 at 10am ET and ends on Monday March 4 at 10am ET. Citi Cardmember presale starts on Monday, March 18. Tickets will be on sale to the general public beginning on Friday, March 22.Dave Matthews Band Summer 2013 Tour Dates04/06/13 Sat Oak Mountain Amphitheatre Pelham, AL04/27/13 Sat Snowden Grove Amphitheater Southaven, MS04/28/13 Sun New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival New Orleans, LA05/17/13 Fri Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion The Woodlands, TX05/18/13 Sat Gexa Energy Pavilion Dallas, TX05/21/13 Tue Tower Amphitheater Austin, TX05/25/13 Sat Saratoga Performing Arts Center Saratoga Springs, NY05/26/13 Sun Saratoga Performing Arts Center Saratoga Springs, NY05/28/13 Tue Molson Canadian Amphitheatre Toronto, ON05/29/13 Wed Toyota Pavilion At Montage Mountain Scranton, PA05/31/13 Fri First Niagara Pavilion Burgettstown, PA06/01/13 Sat Blossom Music Center Cuyahoga Falls, OH06/06/13 Thu PNC Bank Arts Center Holmdel, NJ06/07/13 Fri Comcast Theatre Hartford, CT06/08/13 Sat Comcast Theatre Hartford, CT06/15/13 Sat Comcast Center (Great Woods) Mansfield, MA06/16/13 Sun Comcast Center (Great Woods) Mansfield, MA06/21/13 Fri Klipsch Music Center Noblesville, IN06/22/13 Sat Klipsch Music Center Noblesville, IN06/25/13 Tue Nikon at Jones Beach Theater Wantagh, NY06/26/13 Wed Nikon at Jones Beach Theater Wantagh, NY06/28/13 Fri Susquehanna Bank Center Camden, NJ06/29/13 Sat Susquehanna Bank Center Camden, NJ07/02/13 Tue Bethel Woods Center For The Arts Bethel, NY07/03/13 Wed Darien Lake Performing Arts Center Darien Center, NY07/05/13 Fri Alpine Valley Music Theatre East Troy, WI07/06/13 Sat Alpine Valley Music Theatre East Troy, WI07/09/13 Tue DTE Energy Music Center Clarkston, MI07/10/13 Wed Verizon Wireless Amphitheater Maryland Heights, MO07/12/13 Fri Riverbend Music Center Cincinnati, OH07/13/13 Sat Hersheypark Stadium Hershey, PA07/17/13 Wed Live Nation Ampitheatre at the Florida State Fairgrounds Tampa, FL07/19/13 Fri Cruzan Amphitheatre West Palm Beach, FL07/20/13 Sat Cruzan Amphitheatre West Palm Beach, FL07/23/13 Tue Amphitheater at The Wharf Orange Beach, AL07/24/13 Wed Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre Charlotte, NC07/26/13 Fri Farm Bureau Live at Virginia Beach Virginia Beach, VA07/27/13 Sat Jiffy Lube Live (Formerly Nissan Pavilion) Bristow, VA08/23/13 Fri Dick’s Sporting Goods Park Commerce City, CO08/24/13 Sat Dick’s Sporting Goods Park Commerce City, CO08/27/13 Tue USANA (West Valley) Amphitheatre West Valley, UT08/30/13 Fri The Gorge George, WA08/31/13 Sat The Gorge George, WA09/01/13 Sun The Gorge George, WA09/04/13 Wed Lake Tahoe Outdoor Arena At Harveys Stateline, NV09/06/13 Fri Sleep Train Amphitheatre Chula Vista, CA09/07/13 Sat Verizon Wireless Amphitheater (Irvine Meadows) Irvine, CA09/08/13 Sun Shoreline Amphitheatre Mountain View, CAlast_img read more


Travis Barker and Steve Aoki Remix A Heavy Sounding “Push Em”

first_imgWhat do you get when you put together EDM guru Steve Aoki and the hard-shelled tempo of Blink 182′s Travis Barker? A solid collaboration on a remake of Barker and Yelawolf‘s “Push ‘Em”. The remake, taken from Barker and Yelawolf’s Psycho White EP last year, features a stadium worthy mix of Barker’s punk heavy drums complemented by Aoki’s electro precision. The unyielding track sounds decent enough to satisfy the bass-heavy listener as well as the punk attitude.Below is a YouTube link of the official video. It features live concert footage from Barker and Yelawolf  as well as Aoki from his 2012 North American Deadmeat Tour and show at  Sunset Strip Music Festival in Hollywood.last_img read more


Lenny Kravitz Surprises Choir Singing “Fly Away” in Streets of New Orleans

first_imgThis is what music is about. This is why we live for it, why we love it, and why we can’t do without it in our lives.This video of Lenny Kravitz stumbling upon a choir playing his song “Fly Away” in the streets of New Orleans is from a while back, but was recently rediscovered and posted on Entertainment.ie. As Kravitz puts it, “I was just sitting up on a terrace having a drink, and I hear some strange music.” What Kravitz heard was The Voice of Praise Choir from the First Baptist Church in New Orleans. So, he walks over, starts clapping along, gets behind the kit for a couple of minutes and jams, is prompted to sing by the guitarist, and pretty much creates a memory that these kids will have etched in their minds forever. Watching and listening to the excitement and joy that these kids feel is enough to give you chills and seriously move you. Because it is moments like this one that makes music what it is to people.last_img read more


‘Higher’ – An EDM-Comedy Coming to HBO ft. Calvin Harris w/ Jay Z & Will Smith Producing

first_imgAccording to Deadline, HBO and DJ Calvin Harris are developing an EDM-comedy series entitled “Higher.” The show will focus on the wacky world of Electronic Dance Music, and, while it’s still in the early stages of production, one can only imagine the possibilities.So far, details are scarce, but particularly intriguing. The show will be produced by Jay-Z, Will Smith, and Jada Pinkett Smith. Will Smith and Jay-Z recently teamed up to produce the musical Annie, so this only furthers their  successful collaborative efforts.Higher will be written by Irvine Welsh, author of “Trainspotting,” a novel and subsequent cult classic film that highlights drug use in the UK. With Welsh’s tongue-in-cheek style, Harris’s familiarity with the EDM scene, and the brains of Smith and Jay-Z, “Higher” seems poised for success.We’ll be sure to post more details about “Higher” when they are announced, so stay tuned to L4LM!-David Melamed (@DMelamz)last_img read more


Rave of Thrones Featuring DJ Hodor Is Coming To NYC

first_imgUPDATE: Kristian Nairn has announced a full US “Rave of Thrones’ tour, with dates across the country in October and December. The tour announcement comes shortly after news broke that characters Bran Stark and Hodor will not be appearing in the next season of Game of Thrones. Kristian Nairn may be best known as Hodor on the hit TV show Game of Thrones, but the multi-talented Nairn is also a skilled electronic music DJ and guitarist. A few months ago, we announced that Nairn would be performing in Australia, on a deep house “Rave of Thrones” tour. Now, it seems, DJ Hodor is coming to NYC!On October 10th, Nairn will be performing at the BB King’s, alongside Zedd Stark and Trance Rayder. Nairn has been cultivating his electronic music skills for nearly 20 years, so the expert DJ is guarantee to delight fans with his house grooves. Costumes are encouraged for the event, which is sponspored by New York Comic Con. Festivities begin at 11 PM, until 4 AM.Check out Hodor.. err.. Nairn’s tunes below:-David Melamed (@DMelamz)last_img read more


Getting To Know: Roots of Creation, Reggae-Jam Staples

first_imgTickets for the upcoming show at Garcia’s are available here, and the band’s full tour schedule can be seen on their events page. L4LM:  So what was it, other than Jah almighty, that got you into playing reggae music?BW: That’s great! You know, I’m from the woods of New Hampshire. A lot of people wouldn’t expect that a young kid would get into that stuff. But I grew up going to ashrams and I went to India when I was 6 so my mom was pretty progressive into yoga and meditation and got me turned on to a lot of really cool music. I joined Columbia House. I don’t know how old you are, but you’d get like 10 cds for a penny, so they helped me pick out all that stuff. I got Earth, Wind and Fire, the Dead, James Taylor and all sorts of classic rock stuff. I was also into punk rock, and a lot of the punk rock was pretty reggae/dub/ska influenced. The Clash, Sublime, Against All Authority. When I heard it I was like this is really cool, so I was vibing on that. At the same time, my mom’s best friend brought my friend and I to the Vermont roots reggae festival when I was 13 years old.L4LM:  Your parents are really cool, could I just say?BW: Yea. So we went up there and my mom was rolling her eyes like “Oh My God”. She was a part of the yoga and the counterculture changing-the-world and stuff but she wasn’t part of the drug culture so she was kind of like “Oh god what am I bringing my son to!” It was a pretty fun experience; Vermont has a huge reggae scene, and New Hampshire too. New England loves reggae, and really embraces the reggae fusion sound in addition to the roots reggae sound. My mom’s best friend was also making me mixtapes with Black Uhuru and I’d make her mixtapes of my punky reggae stuff. I’m staring at this little thing on the wall right now that says “to Brett, all the best. The world is waiting on you, Jah guide”- Black Uhuru. She would go to concerts and get people to sign stuff for me. So it was a natural influence.L4LM:  Absolutely, which blends into my next question. Your sound is very guitar heavy, I hear the jam influence from your melodic lines on guitar. This song you do, “Mammoth,” has an LFO thing going on and you just break it down. I wanted to ask, how you guys found this unique sound, and what is the songwriting process. Is there one?BW:  Yea, you really did your homework that’s cool! I can tell you really dig music. You’re not scratching the surface; you’re diving deep. “Mammoth” is one of our fans’ favorite songs. It’s an instrumental, so it doesn’t run the full gamut of what we offer, but it runs the full gamut instrumentally of all the different sounds. It starts out really heavy with a Rage Against the Machine kind of sound with the riff, and then it breaks into the dub. We change the time signature a little bit and play around with that. Then there’s, like you said, a jam melodic keyboard guitar line, then we go into the late night raging festival, like you said, low pass filter wobble sound. Jamming since 1999, New Hampshire-based Roots of Creation are bringing their “reggae/rock dubtronica” tunes on to the East coast. The band’s run includes a stop at Garcia’s in Port Chester, NY on May 14th as part of the “Road to Disc Jam” concert series. L4LM writer Jack Sheehan sat down with founding guitarist Brett Wilson to talk about the band’s music, influences, love of reggae, and more.Photo credit: Tod Stevenson | Full Volume Photography  L4LM: How excited are you to play Garcia’s?Brett Wilson: Extremely excited. Its kind of funny how it turned out to happen. I’ve always been a fan of Shapiro’s work and venues. I went to The Wetlands when I was growing up in the jam scene in the early 2000s when I was a freshman in college and I got to see a band called The Slip, one of our favorites. It was an amazing experience. For or New Hampshire country boy going to NYC experiencing it. It felt like a festival inside of a venue, it was eye opening.L4LM:  That must have been quite the experience.BW: Yea I was super psyched. So I always wanted to play Brooklyn Bowl or do an event with him {Peter Shapiro} and then our manager introduced us when I went down and saw Dumpstaphunk at the Brooklyn Bowl. Then at the same time I met Peter our mutual friend Greg Horowitz, amazing photographer, was trying to set up a show, and someone else we met was trying to set up a show at The Paradise Rock Club in Boston. So all the planets were aligning, and we were playing Disc Jam; they wanted to do a Disc Jam pre party. The band was psyched, and our team got behind it. Jerry Garcia is a huge influence on me musically, as far as guitar-wise. We break out a reggae Dubified cover of the dead from time to time.  Having Hayley Jane there, we’ll probably do some hanging out and have her up for a couple songs. We’ve been friends for a long time, and we finally have the chance to display that on stage. It’s going to be a really amazing night.center_img We were throwing electronic music parties as a band kind of before mainstream wrapped its head around it like the dubstep sound, then like, Taylor Swift started doing it (laughs). I just dig any kind of of bass culture. Just the bass thumping. Underground house out of UK, Dub out of Jamaica, stuff like that. We started to embrace electronic music with the jam music and reggae music. Because we were an up and coming band we got a lot of “ok you’re not going to be the headliner, you can either play in the afternoon or play late night.” We like to play late night better; though afternoon we can throw down too. But we started to go with the late night slots because the kids are going to be pumped up. If we are going after the headliners and before the DJs, we have to be the musical segue between those two aspects, you know what I mean? At Bella Terra, we released DVDs and CDs, and we played after Mickey Hart and before the electronic acts. We experimented with this stuff. We played Bisco back in the day. We started getting those people in the scene, staring to pay attention to what we were doing. This new album were working on is more sound focused, but there’s still a couple breakdowns because we love that bass music.L4LM:  What’s your favorite part about playing live?BW: I think it’s consistently been the interaction with the audience and the energy that builds with the fans. I kind of started out being really enthralled with the fact that I would write a song and people would sing the words to it. We started playing basement parties. That’s something that’s continued to grow and grow. We might not have the lyrics online, the song might not even be released, but they hear it on archive, or they tape it themselves. The singing of the crowds, and the people dancing, building up the energy. You go out and see people smiling, and it’s the symbiotic thing.L4LM:  My final question to you is: do you have any advice for musician trying to do what you guys do?BW: You know, I think the first thing that comes to mind is an article I read about Krasno maybe a couple years ago and he was asked the same question and his answer really resonated with me. He was like “don’t take every gig you’re offered!” I think that that’s a good one. You start out and want to play everywhere you can all the time, and that’s really important, but it comes to a certain point where you have to turn stuff down because you value yourself and your art. Some stuff doesn’t make sense, and you don’t want to be playing too much in the same place, and you don’t want to be exploited. One thing I didn’t know is just how long of a time it takes to succeed. When I first started out, I’d look at Phish, String Cheese Incident, and then I’d see regional bands like The Slip, Uncle Sammy, Jiggle the Handle, John Brown’s Body. Some of these your readers will remember. Just a bunch of these bands that were regional and thinking success meant playing this little club or that little club, and so we’ve done that. Then it was playing this festival or selling out that club, and knowing that you really have to define what success is to you. Is it the smile on fans faces? Is it making a living playing music? Is it playing music for fun and the love of it? Those goals will probably constantly be defined and redefined. I guess having a clear picture about what your goals are when you start out and actually being realistic about where you want to head, I think is good. I turned my passion into my career, which is amazing and I’m really lucky to do it, but I didn’t know it was going to take 10 years to do that, you know? (laughs) maybe it’s good that it took that long.L4LM:  I hear you. Thank you so much for your time, I can’t wait to see you guys and Hayley Jane and the Primates at Garcia’s on May 14th!BW:  Thank you!last_img read more


Gov’t Mule Rocks The Rolling Stones On ‘Stoned Side Of The Mule Vol. 2’

first_imgLate last year, we reviewed the first volume of Gov’t Mule’s recording of their 2009 Halloween concert, in which the southern rock giants performed a blistering set composed entirely of Rolling Stones classics. The two-volume album is entitled Stoned Side of the Mule Vol. 1 & 2. This time around, we examine the tightly arranged rock n’ roll perfection that continues on the second side of this record.These two volumes are exclusive vinyl-only releases and feature special guests: multi-instrumentalist Jackie Greene (Phil Lesh & Friends, The Black Crowes, Trigger Hippy) and saxophonist Steve Elson (Stevie Ray Vaughan, Radiohead, David Bowie).The first song on this highly-festive, hit parade of a Halloween show is the classic Stones ballad “Wild Horses.” The band is right-on-the-money and Haynes’ voice is soulful as ever, as the delighted audience soaks in the ever-so-glorious sound of this bluesy masterpiece.Furiously picking up the pace on the next song, the boys rip into a raunchy rendition of “Bitch” from the Rolling Stones’ 1971 album Sticky Fingers. Steve Elson’s uncanny saxophone playing shines as bright as the heavens on this in-your-face rocker. They then jump up one decade on the Rolling Stones timeline, to 1981’s Tattoo You for a funk-filled performance of the Stones standard, “Slave”. Drummer Matt Abts kicks into the steady drum opening with clocklike precision as the band harmonizes on the repeating refrain, “Don’t wanna be your slave!” Once again the sweet sound of saxophone turns up the heat as the boys groove out this jam-heavy rendition of the raucous Rolling Stones tune.Going way back, the next selection from the Stones’ vast repertoire is the 1965 hit song “Play With Fire”. While the performance is incredibly intimate and beautifully played, the psychedelic tinge of the original is not present in this interpretation. Nevertheless, it is an enjoyable listen. On track nine, the Mule stomps into a impassioned performance of the classic “Can’t You Hear Me Knockin’”, which turns out to be one of the strongest songs of the evening. Warren delivers the grungy opening riff with unmitigated flawlessness, as they proceed to hit this eight-minute jam-masterwork far out of the park.Finally, the rock n’ roll staple “Brown Sugar” puts a cap on this unforgettable evening. Continuing the top-notch playing and meticulous musical interpretations, the band ends on a high note as the audience is left breathless yet begging for more. Over the years and continuing into the present, Warren Haynes seems to show up everywhere in the musical stratosphere and there seems to be nothing he cannot do. As long as he keeps playing and kicking out these great albums, we are happy as can be.Stoned Side of the Mule is no ordinary cover album. It’s an absolute all-out party and also a limited vinyl-only release. Our recommendation is to go out and buy this record immediately. You will not regret it. Hey – it’s only rock n’ roll, but we like it!By Joseph Conlonlast_img read more


Monster Mash Festival Cancels Tedeschi Trucks, Santana Performances

first_imgWe’re very disappointed to announce the sad cancellation of Friday’s show, but HAVE NO FEAR! Saturday and Sunday’s shows…Posted by Monster Mash Music Festival on Friday, October 23, 2015 The Monster Mash Festival in Tempe, AZ has released some unfortunate news, as the festival has been forced to cancel all performances on next Friday, October 30th. Bands slated to perform on that day included Tedeschi Trucks Band, John Fogerty, Santana.The festival is still planning to host Tool’s only performance of 2015, along with Primus, Coheed & Cambria, and more. The October 31-November 1st performances are still on as scheduled.Below, read the statement from Monster Mash regarding the cancellation:last_img read more


A New Prince Tour Was Announced, But Not the Kind You’d Think

first_imgPrince will embark on a 16 city, 11 country, month long world tour called Prince Spotlight: Piano & A Microphone. Kicking off later this month, the tour will see the Purple One performing with just himself and a piano.Watch Prince Destroy Solo On Beatles Cover With Tom Petty, Steve Winwood, And More“Why do this now? For several reasons,” Prine said in a statement. “For starters it is a challenge. I rarely get bad reviews because this is something that’s been perfected 4 over thirty years. You have to try new things. With the piano it is more naked, more pure. You can see exactly what you get.”Prince has also hinted at a different setlist every night, in an interview with El Pais.Here is a tentative list of the countries the tour will include. More details to come once dates are confirmed. The tour is expected to kick off November 21st in Vienna and end December 22nd in Brussels.U.K.HollandSwitzerlandItalyGermanyAustriaFranceDenmarkBelgiumSpainPrince has released three albums this year, including the most recent HITNRUN Phase One.[H/T Dr. Funkenberry, photo via Princestagram]last_img read more


Fleetwood Mac Fest Kicks Off With Alison Mosshart, Doyle Bramhall & More Great Tributes

first_imgLast night, the Fonda Theatre kicked off the first night of Fleetwood Mac Fest in Los Angeles. The two-night event, honoring Fleetwood Mac, brought musicians and entertainment celebrities together in celebration of the nearly 50-year-old, British-American rock band.The night saw Courtney Love sing lead vocals on “Silver Springs,” Alison Mosshart of the Dead Weather team with Mark Ronson for “Dreams” and “The Chain,” Butch Walker appear on “Monday Morning” and collaborate with Sarah Silverman for “Go Your Own Way,” Doyle Bramhall II perform “Black Magic Woman,” Elvis Perkins sing “World Turning,” and a full band performance of “Don’t Stop.” Watch some of the highlights in these fan-shot videos and check out the entire setlist below!Courtney Love, “Silver Springs”Alison Mosshart & Marc Ronson, “Dreams”Butch Walker & Sarah Silverman, “Go Your Own Way”Full band, including Carly Rae Jepsen, Cold War Kids, Mark Ronson, KT Tunstall, Joanna Newsom, The Pierces, Perry Farrell, Butch Walker, Courtney Love, Karen Elson, Elvis Perkins, Jamestown Revival, Juliette Lewis, Jessie Baylin, Alison Mosshart, Sarah Silverman, Doyle Bramhall II, PHASES, Dhani Harrison, Mereki, Ruby Amanfu, Bijou Phillips, Will Forte, Brian Bell, Jack Dishel, Adam Busch, Danny Masterson, Emily Armstrong, Jess Wolfe, Holly Laessig, Etty Lau Farrell and more, backed by Cabin Down Below Band perform “Don’t Stop”:Fleetwood Mac Fest 2/9/16Fonda Theatre, Los Angeles, CA Tusk (The CDB Band)Hold Me (Carly Rae Jepsen)I Don’t Wanna Know (Jess and Holly of Lucius)World Turning (Elvis Perkins)Holiday Road (Jack Dishel)Little Lies (Noah Gunderson)Second Hand News (Danny Masterson, Adam Busch and Bijou Phillips)Edge of Seventeen (Emily Armstrong)Never Going Back Again (Jamestown Revival)Say You Love Me (The Pierces)I’m So Afraid (Ruby Amanfu)Landslide (Dhani and Mereki)Everywhere (Phases)Monday Morning (Butch Walker)Gypsy (Jessie Baylin)Stop Dragging My Heart Around (Will Forte, Karen Elson, Brian Bell)Rhiannon (Elson)Black Magic Woman (Doyle Bramhall II)Man of the World (Cold War Kids)You Make Lovin Fun (KT Tunstall)Stand Back (Juliette Lewis)Beautiful Child (Joanna Newsom)Go Your Own Way (Sarah Silverman and Butch Walker)Silver Springs (Courtney Love)Dreams (Alison Mosshart and Mark Ronson)Gold Dust Woman (Perry and Etty Farrell)The Chain (Tunstall, Walker, Mosshart)Don’t Stop (ALL)[Setlist via Jambands]last_img read more


Obesity linked to higher prostate cancer mortality

first_imgMen who are overweight or obese when diagnosed with prostate cancer are at greater risk of death after treatment, according to a new study in the Dec. 15 issue of Cancer, a peer-reviewed journal of the American Cancer Society. The study, by Jason Efstathiou from Harvard-affiliated Massachusetts General Hospital and colleagues, found that a greater body mass index (BMI) at the time of cancer diagnosis was an independent risk factor for prostate cancer-related death. Overweight and obese men (men with BMI > 25 kg/m2) at the time of diagnosis were nearly twice as likely to die from locally advanced prostate cancer as patients who had a normal BMI at diagnosis.In 2007, more than 218,000 American men are expected to be diagnosed with prostate cancer and over 27,000 will die from the disease. While obesity has been identified as a risk factor for more clinically aggressive prostate cancer, the impact of obesity on survival following treatment is less understood. These treatments may include the complete surgical removal of the prostate, external beam radiation, and hormonal therapy.Efstathiou and co-investigators reported on 788 patients with locally advanced prostate cancer followed for over eight years to examine any independent relationship between BMI and prostate cancer-specific mortality. The study is the first to use data from a large randomized prospective treatment study with long-term follow-up to investigate this relationship.The authors found that being overweight or obese at the time of diagnosis was a unique, independent risk factor for death from prostate cancer. Compared with men having normal BMI (BMI<25), men with BMI between 25 and 30 were more than 1.5 times more likely to die from their cancer. Similarly, men with BMI> 30 were 1.6 times more likely to die from their disease compared with men having normal-range BMI. After five years, the prostate cancer mortality rate for men with a normal BMI was less than 7 percent compared with about 13 percent for men with BMI > 25.Efstathiou and his co-authors conclude that their data support population-based studies that report similar associations between obesity and disease-related mortality. “Further studies are warranted to evaluate the mechanisms for this increased cancer-specific mortality among overweight and obese men and to assess the impact of BMI on survival following other management strategies and in clinically localized disease. Whether weight loss after prostate cancer diagnosis alters disease course remains to be determined,” conclude the authors.last_img read more


John Kenneth Galbraith

first_imgAt a Meeting of the Faculty of Arts and Sciences December 11, 2007, the following Minute was placed upon the records.John Kenneth Galbraith died on April 29, 2006. His departure did not go unnoticed. Galbraith was the most widely read economist of the twentieth century — 46 books that together sold more than 7 million copies despite none being a textbook — as well as one of America’s most engaged and celebrated public intellectuals. In addition to his teaching and writing, he performed government service under, or advised, every Democratic president from Franklin Delano Roosevelt to Bill Clinton. He was a major figure in America’s civic and broader intellectual life as well, serving as chairman of Americans for Democratic Action and president of the American Academy of Arts and Letters, and lending his leadership and his name to countless other organizations. He twice received the nation’s highest civilian honor, the Presidential Medal of Freedom (first from President Truman and again from President Clinton), and he held more than four dozen honorary degrees. Unlike most Harvard professors, he used personal stationery headed simply “John Kenneth Galbraith, Cambridge, Massachusetts”; the post office knew where to find him.Ken — as his friends all knew him — was born in 1908, in Iona Station, Ontario, a small Canadian farming community. He received a bachelor’s degree in animal husbandry from Ontario Agricultural College, followed by master’s and Ph.D. degrees in agricultural economics from Berkeley. In 1934 he came to Harvard as an Instructor in Economics, also becoming a U.S. citizen in 1937. At Harvard he quickly threw himself into research for the New Deal’s farm programs, and soon thereafter into the broader debates then revolutionizing economics. During 1937–8 he spent a highly formative year in Cambridge, U.K., learning about the then-new Keynesian theory. He next taught for one year at Princeton, and then moved to Washington where he became “America’s price czar” in the wartime Office of Price Administration. In 1943 he became economics editor of Fortune magazine, but he took time off from that post to serve as director of the U.S. Strategic Bombing Survey (in 1945) and then to head the State Department’s planning for economic recovery in Germany and Japan (1946). In 1948 Ken was called back to Harvard; his appointment as Professor of Economics was one of the most problematic in recent Harvard history, the opposition arising not from among his faculty colleagues but the Board of Overseers. Except for two years of service as Ambassador to India, under President Kennedy, Ken remained at Harvard for the next 58 years.If Walter Bagehot was right that “one of the greatest pains to human nature is the pain of a new idea,” Ken caused an extraordinary amount of pain. Both in his economic thinking and in his political activities, he was dedicated to resisting, and where possible overturning, what he famously called “conventional wisdom” (one of his many turns of phrase that have since become commonplace locutions). Rejecting the standard economic theory based on small, anonymous households and firms that autonomously engage in perfectly functioning markets, Ken instead saw an economic stage dominated by large, nameable actors: big business, big labor, big government. Sorting out their roles and respective power was central to his analysis, and the continually shifting tensions in the interplay among them—“countervailing power” in another of his deft phrases—was the real story of how an economy behaved.Ken also identified the corporation, not “the market,” as the defining institution of modern economic activity, developing these and related themes both in his teaching and in such widely celebrated books as American Capitalism (1952) and The New Industrial State (1967). But his interest in these ideas persisted throughout his life. The central importance of the corporation, and the fear that government was no longer able to provide an adequate countervailing force against corporate influence exerted both legally and otherwise, was the subject of his last book, The Economics of Innocent Fraud (2004).A further implication of being willing to analyze economic agents not just individually but in their social context was Ken’s attention to the balance between private and public consumption. The Affluent Society (1958), his most widely read book, built on Keynes’s idea that the rich countries were in sight of overcoming scarcity, at least with regard to their citizens’ absolute needs for food, shelter, and the like. The book’s key contribution was to recognize that despite America’s emerging postwar private affluence there was continuing poverty in the nation’s public programs, facilities and institutions. Ken’s analysis also followed other earlier thinkers, like Thorstein Veblen and John R. Commons, in rejecting standard but simplistic notions of rational choice in favor of a more subtle, and more realistic, portrayal of economic decision-making. But his ideas were in large part new, and he advanced them in an especially powerful way that attracted extremely broad attention even if not always acceptance. In 1972 he served as president of the American Economic Association.Along the way, Ken maintained what many would regard as a full career of government advising and broader public engagement. In addition to the presidents whom he served, he actively advised numerous Democratic candidates, most notably Adlai Stevenson, Eugene McCarthy and George McGovern. He was especially close, however, to John F. Kennedy, first during his years in the Senate and then during his presidency. Ken’s two years as Ambassador to India, during which he forged a legendarily effective working relationship with Prime Minister Jawaharlal Nehru at a particularly formative time in Indian-American relations (including the 1962 border conflict with China), was a highlight of his career professionally, intellectually and personally. It was also outstandingly successful. For decades thereafter, an entire generation of Indians would often preface skeptical remarks about American understanding of Indian politics by saying “With the exception of John Kenneth Galbraith . . .”Ken retired from the Harvard faculty in 1974, becoming Paul M. Warburg Professor of Economics, Emeritus. It was not a quietly ordinary retirement. No doubt uniquely among Harvard professors, on retirement he was presented by the Lampoon with a new Cadillac and a check for $10,000 in recognition of his contributions to humor at the College. In 1977 he wrote, and featured in, The Age of Uncertainly, a 13-part television series, jointly produced by PBS and the BBC, which aired in 38 countries. He also wrote another 21 books, including his memoirs, A Life in Our Times (1981), and his third and most successful novel, A Tenured Professor (1990).But despite all of his outside activities, after India Ken never really left Harvard, and he was, throughout these nearly six decades, intensely dedicated to the university and to the people it comprises. Whether writing to President Bok about the management of Harvard’s endowment (fundamentally conservative in such matters, he worried that the university was taking on too much financial risk) or to Dean Rosovsky about the rules prohibiting romantic liaisons between instructors and their students of the opposite sex (having himself married a Radcliffe graduate student, he favored a more liberal stance), or through his many-year involvement with Radcliffe College and the Radcliffe Institute, Ken found few Harvard matters too large or too small for his engaged concern. He was also generous. From time to time he would quietly hand the chairman of his department an unsolicited check, with the stern instruction that the funds be applied “for a use entirely devoid of academic purpose” (in other words, for social entertainment). But for many years he also funded a $5,000 annual prize, awarded to the department’s outstanding teacher as determined by an elected committee of graduate students, and he assigned part of his royalties from The Affluent Society to establish a scholarship fund for Radcliffe students. Ken’s generosity had a more personal side as well. Opening doors for younger colleagues and friends, and providing personal encouragement, were services in which he engaged often but that he always kept private. He performed these not so random acts of kindness with a quiet grace that belied his often repeated motto that “modesty is a much over-rated virtue.”Both within Harvard and in the broader world, Ken also had a keen sense of the politically possible, and he was normally unwilling to cross a line that he thought would render him politically irrelevant. (His open scorn for Harvard’s President Pusey was another matter. He frequently expressed his admiration for Harvard by saying that a great university is a very robust institution; if Nathan Pusey couldn’t ruin one, nobody could.) His stand on the Vietnam War was the closest he came to breaking with America’s political establishment. He was, as Newsweek put it, “the peace movement’s most famous adult.” Years later, long after Lyndon Johnson’s death, Ken attached great importance to a speech that he gave at the LBJ School in Austin, Texas, in which he expressed his subsequent thoughts in a way that he saw as a long overdue reconciliation.And, as his Harvard colleagues saw at close hand, Ken was devoted to his family. In 1937, during his early stint as a Harvard instructor, he married Catherine Atwater. At his death they had been married for 69 years. Ken and Kitty’s house on Francis Avenue was, for decades, Boston’s most glittering intellectual and political salon, known especially for their commencement afternoon garden parties. Kitty, their three sons, Alan, Peter and James, and nine grandchildren, survive him.Respectfully submitted,Stephen A. MarglinRichard ParkerAmartya SenBenjamin M. Friedman, Chairlast_img read more


Larson wins at Richmond; Allgaier takes Dash 4 Cash

first_imgRestarting in the inside lane, Larson cleared Allgaier off Turn 2 and crossed the overtime line before a wreck on the backstretch caused the seventh and final caution and froze the field with Larson in the lead. After a five-car wreck involving William Byron, Daniel Suarez, Brennan Poole, Harrison Rhodes and Kyle Benjamin slowed the field on the restart lap, and Dillon was sent to the rear of the field because of the restart infraction, Larson had the lead at Allgaier’s expense and controlled the overtime restart on Lap 253. Sadler retained the series lead by 41 points over Allgaier, but the driver of the No. 1 Chevy was frustrated, too. Sadler had race leader Allgaier in his sights, having closed the gap from 3.5 seconds to a couple of car-lengths before McLeod’s engine blew. Polesitter Daniel Hemric ran third, followed by Austin Dillon and Ryan Blaney. Notes: Larson led 10 laps–the final 10… Allgaier won the $100,000 Dash 4 Cash bonus for the second time this season, having also taken the prize at Phoenix, where he also won the race… In his XFINITY debut, Kyle Benjamin ran consistently in the top 10 until he had to return to pit road to tighten lug nuts after what should have been his final stop. Mired in traffic, he was a victim of the Lap 246 incident and retired from the race in 32nd-place, seven laps down… Astute pit strategy helped Dylan Lupton to a 12th-place, lead-lap finish in his first XFINITY start of the season… Darrell Wallace Jr. finished sixth for the sixth time in eight races this season. His other two finishes are a pair of 33rds. What stung so badly for the driver of the No. 7 JR Motorsports Chevrolet occurred in the final 15 laps of the race. Allgaier was leading, and teammate Elliott Sadler was closing fast on fresher tires, thanks to an aggressive pit call under caution on Lap 184. Nevertheless, when two late restarts played out at the .75-mile short track, Larson was the race winner in overtime, and Allgaier was a disappointed second, consoled only by the $100,000 check he collected as the winner of the XFINITY Dash 4 Cash bonus as the highest finishing series regular. &amp;amp;amp;lt;/p&amp;amp;amp;gt; RICHMOND, Va. – Justin Allgaier had the best car in Saturday’s ToyotaCare 250 NASCAR XFINITY Series race at Richmond International Raceway. But NASCAR had to call a caution on Lap 239 of a scheduled 250 when the engine expired in BJ McLeod’s Chevrolet. Allgaier hit pit road along with the other lead-lap cars, including Sadler, whose only option was a set of 17-lap scuffed tires. “I’m proud of the guys for taking the chance we did, and we definitely had the race won,” said the Virginia native, who finished seventh on the set of scuffed tires. “It’s heartbreaking. We really wanted to win here at our home track, in front of our home fans.” “I was OK today, but (on Sunday) the competition is a lot harder. The drivers are better. Just have to be patient. Struggled in Happy Hour (final practice), so we’ll see how we are (on Sunday).” “I’m not good at this place, so a win is pretty neat,” said Larson, who will start 18th as the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series points leader in Sunday’s Toyota Owners 400 (on FOX at 2 p.m. ET) at Richmond International Raceway. “I still have to work on myself for long runs. I’m terrible on long runs. RELATED: Results | Standings | Detailed breakdown | SHOP: Winner gear Kyle Larson isn’t very good at Richmond—and isn’t bashful about saying so. Ty Dillon took the lead out of the pits on a two-tire call, but Dillon jumped the restart on Lap 246, mashing the gas before he reached the restart zone. “It’s a bittersweet day, I’ll be honest with you,” said Allgaier, who finished second to Larson despite leading a race-high 157 of the 254 laps. “I’m really dejected—I won’t lie to you. That’s going to hurt for a long time.”last_img read more