Up and coming rockers Out of the Beardspace continue to impress with their tight-knit musicianship and compositional style. Today, they show off their prowess with a brand new video for “Intent To Express,” dedicated to the band’s fans and supporters. It’s a great song, so be sure and jam out with Beardspace on the new clip below: NEW VIDEO RELEASE: Intent to Express!This one’s a tribute to all of our fans and supporters. We love you guys!!Posted by Out of the Beardspace on Tuesday, March 8, 2016
[Videos via Sean Roche/YouTube, Setlist via Erin Lippert/FOJC] Phil Lesh resumed his run at the Capitol Theatre in Port Chester, NY last night, bringing back one of his most beloved “Friends” lineups to date: The Quintet. Comprised of Jimmy Herring, Warren Haynes, John Molo and Rob Barraco, “The Q” toured semi-regularly from 2000-2003, and have since reunited to play together a handful of times. It’s always a treat to see these five get together, and last night was no exception.The show opened with a potent improvisational section, just showing the group’s ability to feed off of each other for some excellent musicianship. The jam eventually segued into a cover of Traffic’s “Dear Mr. Fantasy,” led by Haynes’ vocals. Enjoy that below, courtesy of Sean Roche:Next up was a “China Cat Sunflower” into “Let It Ride,” the latter of which you can watch below:The set rocked on with “Passenger” into “Cosmic Charlie,” with a rockin’ “Cassidy” to follow. “Spots of Time” closed out set one.Set two was as fun as ever, with “Mason’s Children” jamming into a cover of Allman Brothers’ “Mountain Jam” which subsequently went into “Mountains of the Moon.” For those who want more of this show, stream the full audio below, thanks to taper Dave Malloy: The band is set to return to the Cap tonight, so don’t miss out! Check out the setlist below:Setlist: Phil Lesh & Friends at the Capitol Theatre, Port Chester, NY – 3/17/16Set One: Jam > Dear Mr. Fantasy wh > China Cat Sunflower rb > Let It Ride pl rb, Passenger wh rb > Cosmic Charlie pl rb, Cassidy wh rb, Spots Of Time wh rbSet II: Mason’s Children pl wh rb > Mountain Jam jam > Mountains Of the Moon pl, Night Of 1000 Stars wh pl rb > Mountains Of the Moon pl > The Other One rb pl > Cryptical Envelopment pl, St. Stephen pl wh > In The Midnight Hour wh, Donor RapE: Days Between wh More videos below:
Snarky Puppy packed The Tabernacle in Atlanta, GA last night, for a special showing that celebrated International Jazz Day in style. There was no better way to glorify this genre of music than to listen to these virtuosos at work. The performance showcased new tunes from the recently released album ‘Culcha Vulcha,’ wholeheartedly showing that the future of this genre is in good hands. Check out the album review here.The audience was fully engrossed in the music, captivated by the enormous talents of the collective. Raw emotion spread like wildfire throughout the great night! The North America tour is just getting started with a plethora of dates to come, so don’t miss out! Check out the gallery of photos below, courtesy of Benjamin Adams Photography: Load remaining images
1976 was a golden year for Little Feat. The iconic classic rockers had some shakeups during their formative years, but by 1976, they had settled into a groove that toed the line between folk rock and New Orleans boogie. After releasing Dixie Chicken (1973) and Feats Don’t Fail Me Now (1974), the band was rocking and rolling in style.While things took a turn in the later 1970s, the band was sitting at the top of the world by May 10th, 1976. On that day, the group headed to the Warner Theatre in Washington, D.C., where their performance was taped by WHFS and broadcast over the radio waves. The show features Little Feat at their finest, jamming out on classics like “Skin It Back,” “Dixie Chicken” and a triple encore of “Sailin’ Shoes,” “Feats Don’t Fail Me Now,” and “Teenage Nervous Breakdown.”So set back the clocks to this day in ’76, and relive the performance, courtesy of Lobster below.Setlist: Little Feat | Warner Theatre | Washington, DC | 5/10/1976Set: Skin It Back, Walkin’ All Night, One Love Stand > Rock and Roll Doctor, Oh Atlanta, On Your Way Down, Romance Dance, Lafayette Railroad > Day Or Night, All That You Dream, Dixie Chicken, Triple Face BoogieEncore: Sailin’ Shoes, Feats Don’t Fail Me Now, Teenage Nervous Breakdown[Originally published 5/10/16]
Beloved group Greensky Bluegrass continues to turn heads with their infectiously soulful brand of bluegrass. The five-piece from Michigan made their way West not too long ago, finding themselves at the esteemed Telluride Bluegrass Festival on June 17th. There, the group played their hearts out, jamming with bluegrass legends like Jerry Douglas and Sam Bush during their set.The set also featured a unique tribute to both Prince and David Bowie, as Greensky played Bowie’s “Fame” in the middle of their long-played cover of Prince’s “When Doves Cry.” It was a truly great celebration of music all around.Thanks to a taper named david, we have full audio from this beautiful set. Tune in below and enjoy!Setlist: Greensky Bluegrass at Telluride Bluegrass Festival, Telluride, CO – 6/17/16Set: Leap Year, Wings for Wheels, Demons, Instrumental* > The Ballad of Curtis Loew* > Don’t Lie*, Lose My Way*%, Frederico*%, Windshield > Take Cover, When Doves Cry > Fame > When Doves Cry, Burn Them* = w/ Jerry Douglas% = w/ Sam Bush[Photo by Dylan Langille]
Beloved funk band Galactic is bringing it home to New Orleans come October 29th, playing a Halloween show at the great Tipitina’s venue in the Crescent City. Anyone who’s experienced a Galactic show at Tipitina’s knows just how wild these shows can get, with the band often playing until 6 in the morning!With Voodoo Music + Arts Experience coming to NOLA during that weekend, there’s seriously no shortage of great music to be had for a Halloween celebration. Galactic will be throwing it down late night style, and Gravy has been announced as opening support. Be sure to get those dancing shoes ready, as this is sure to be a funk rager one will never forget.The show also comes just days before a major fall tour, which will see the band explore the Southeast of the country from November 3rd through the 19th. Tickets and more information about the Halloween show can be found here!
For the last six Labor Day weekends, Phish fans have flocked to the beloved Dick’s Sporting Goods Park in Commerce City, CO to catch their favorite band for three nights of musical magic. The longest-standing tradition for fans, there’s no denying that Phish loves Dick’s. It must be something in the Colorado air…Coming off two strong shows at Lockn’ Festival, Phish settled right into their three-night stand with a “Ghost” opener that featured a ripping solo from Trey Anastasio. With the last five years of spelling routines on people’s minds, the next selection “No Men In No Man’s Land” broached the waters of a “Most Shows Spell Something”-esque concept. This was no slouching “No Men” either, as the band stretched out for a really nice long jam that turned a corner from rock to space funk, only building up the energy throughout the ten-plus minutes.Watch the show opening “Ghost” in HD, courtesy of Phish.“Breath and Burning” put an end to the spelling game, as the 2016 original was played out with a nice melodic solo. The group got their funk on in “Undermind,” and it was Page McConnell who tickled the ivories with a great solo in “Heavy Things.” Trey commented that Page was really “swinging,” a comment that drummer Jon Fishman took to heart after a spaced out “Stash.” Fishman kept the “swinging” joke going, bringing it back to the humorous venue name, Dick’s. Naturally, “swinging Dick’s” jokes ensued, before Fish led a fun version of his new song, “Ass Handed.”The remainder of the set was pure funky Phish, as they rocked “The Wedge” and brought out “Alaska” for the first time in 77 shows (7/30/2014). They closed the set with “46 Days,” an improvisational highlight of the set and show. The jam was all patient, as Mike Gordon and Jon Fishman were locked in on the rhythm section. Trey spit fire and brought the set to a close with the song’s triumphant ending.Set two kicked off in fine fashion with a rock and rolling “Run Like Antelope,” but it was the return of “Mercury” that would highlight the early part of the second set. Played for the first time in 2016, the band lagged a bit through the beginning but quickly found their pace and finished off the song with a big jam. The tune segued into “Seven Below,” which got into spacey, dark territory before erupting into “Birds Of A Feather.” This BOAF was all rock and roll with Trey shredding throughout.Watch the second set Antelopener below, courtesy of Phish.After an short and funky “Wombat,” the band got to work on a trio of songs that would end the set. The “Tweezer > Runaway Jim” was the gem of the second set, as the band locked together and fluidly moved through improvisational notions. “Runaway Jim” also featured a fun “Seven Below” tease from Trey early on, as he kept things loose and entertaining. “Suzy Greenberg” brought the house down to end the set, packing in a fun jam with Trey playing the Marimba Lumina. It was Page that really shined in the set closer, working his keyboard magic while Trey and Fishman provided dual percussion.For the encore, Phish took things down with one of their slower selections, “Bug.” The smile-and-sway tune broke into one last rager, as fans tossed their glowsticks for one final show-stopping “Tweezer Reprise.” Though the “Tweezer”/”Reprise” combination were both played in the band’s last show at Lockn’, bringing them out in the first show is a sure signal of the band’s pure excitement for this run at Dick’s.With two more nights to go, anything is possible! Check out the full setlist via Phish.net, below, as well as a full gallery of images from Jeremy Scott Photography.Setlist: Phish at Dick’s Sporting Goods Park, Commerce City, CO – 9/2/16Set 1: Ghost, No Men In No Man’s Land, Breath and Burning, Undermind, Heavy Things, Stash, Ass Handed, The Wedge, Alaska > 46 DaysSet 2: Run Like an Antelope, Mercury > Seven Below > Birds of a Feather, Wombat, Tweezer > Runaway Jim > Suzy GreenbergEncore: Bug > Tweezer Reprise Load remaining images
Jerry Joseph & The Jackmormons came to Hodi’s Half Note in Fort Collins, CO last night for a Friday night rocker of a show. With the release of his latest album By The Time Your Rocket Gets To Mars, the former Little Women frontman played a selection of songs that spanned his prolific songwriting career to an audience of die hard fans.With an early and beautiful take on “Pure Life” from 2002’s Conscious Contact – an album that featured Widespread Panic founding members Michael Houser and Dave Schools, Rolling Stones keyboardist Chuck Leavell, and more – it was clear that Joseph was tapped in from the start. There is something so bittersweet in his prolific songwriting and his ability to bring such emotion to every lyric and note being played.The stripped down, no frills trio set up of the Jackmormons (featuring Steve James on bass and Steve Drizos on drums) with Joseph leading the way, packs a serious punch, as was evident on new track “Brother Number One” which witnessed a heavy jam and the entire group just laying it on extra thick. Before the group went into “Giraffe”, Joseph told the tale of how the song came to be after meeting two young ladies dressed up as giraffe’s at a show in Oregon while he was kicking some habits. During the conversation, he learned that one of the girl’s husband had just killed himself and her friend had flown her out to help get her through what was obviously a rough time.The well-traveled road warrior leaves it all out on stage and has this uncanny ability to evoke so many different feelings from everybody in attendance throughout the course of his set. The 1997 Goodlandia track “Light Is Like Water” is a fine example of this. Clearly an old-school favorite, the build of Joseph playing sporadic notes while telling his story, with the bass and drums slowly joining in is a lesson in how a song can be heavy and rocking while leaving plenty of space between each note. There was a lot of folks in attendance hanging on to every note of that song, especially during Joseph’s guitar solo.“Baby love, love is like water Only water is just like light A little faith and a paddle Will surely get you, and all God’s children, Through the night”A nod to his Little Women days (a group that guitarist Steve Kimock was a member of for a time) with “Life’s Just Bitchin’” was certainly well received and kept the vibes going at Hodi’s through the rest of the set. Overall, front to back, it was a solid performance from the group, that continue on that endless road this evening down in Denver at Cervantes Masterpiece Ballroom with Jubilingo (show info here).There is just something about seeing a musician that lives and breathes this shit that is truly inspiring. You can witness it in his face as he is playing and singing his songs, that this is it for Joseph. It’s beautifully simple, human, and most of all, refreshing. With everything being so polished and over-produced these days, Joseph harkens back to a time of straight, unabashed singer-songwriter rock n’ roll, and makes no excuses for it. The old adage “They don’t make ’em like they used to” rings especially true in his case.
Slowly but surely, genres are blending together right before our ears. That’s what the new Russ Liquid Test album proves, as trumpet/production mastermind Russ Liquid has put together a glorious new EP titled 1984 that fuses the live and electronic elements seamlessly. With NOLA-based guitarist Andrew Block joining Russ for the project, the sky’s the limit for what the Russ Liquid Test can do!The new album comes out today, November 11th, and the Russ Liquid Test will be out on the road to support this one-of-a-kind creation. Be sure to stream the new EP 1984 below, and read on below to hear about the project from Russ Liquid and Andrew Block.Russ LiquidL4LM: How were you inspired to create the Russ Liquid Test?Russ Liquid: I come from a live music background.. It has always been a goal of mine to have a band again… this is years of hard work coming to fruition.L4LM: Once you had the idea for the new project, how did you start putting together the band?RL: First step was moving to NOLA where the musicians are. Second was having a studio to record musicians (Neutral Sound Studio).L4LM: Tell us about 1984. What was the experience like putting the album together?RL: This was such a fun EP to work on because unlike most all the music I’ve produced previous, I had other musicians to bounce ideas off of. Getting to work with real drums was such a treat. Also bouncing ideas off of Andrew has proved very useful. Having another opinion that u trust is a blessing.L4LM: You touch on a number of styles on the record. Was that diversity always the intention for the album?RL: If you know me then you KNOW that its always my intention to explore all the sonic possibilities. I never want to be boxed into a specific sound or genre. I love that the Russ Liquid fans out there are keen to this and expect nothing less than diversity.L4LM: Do you see the fusion of live and electronic elements as the future of music?RL: I’ve SEEN that it is the future. The future is NOW!L4LM: You have a number of esteemed guests on the album. How did you get to work with Mr. Lif, Erica Falls and more? What was that like?RL: It was neat to work with really talented musicians… in a world of hyper produced music, it’s necsesary to work with musicians that are experts at their craft.L4LM: What are your plans for Russ Liquid Test once the album drops?RL: Make more music… duh!L4LM: What can fans expect from these tracks in the live setting?RL: A sonic bath that will wash away the dust of everyday life.Andrew BlockL4LM: You have an extensive background providing the live element to electronic artists. What is about that fusion that so inspires you?Andrew Block: There aren’t really any rules in electronic music. People have their minds made up about what jazz and blues and rock are suppose to sound like, but electronic music is like the wild west. As long as you’re creative and going for sounds that are new and unique, you can pretty much do whatever you want.L4LM: How did you get involved with Russ Liquid?AB: We met playing with Gramatik and hit it off pretty much from the start. The first day of that first tour we did together, we were staying in a hotel in Slovenia, and started making music together. It was apparent pretty much immediately that we had good chemistry and our different musical backgrounds help us to blend genres in a way that I think is pretty unique.L4LM: How does your New Orleans background inform your work on 1984?AB: I moved to New Orleans with the intention of being the best rhythm guitarist I could be. All the other guitarists I knew were moving to Nashville, Austin, and LA, places that they could go be lead guitarists. I play lead to, but what moves me is the pocket, the groove. Coming together with other musicians that create a vibe that forces you to dance because it feels good. So i definitely think Russ and I took that approach when we started working on 1984.L4LM: What does the future hold for Russ Liquid Test?AB: I try not to think about the future too much and just focus on making the best music we can make right now. I mean, hopefully world tours and great shows and lots of fans haha. But I think we both recognize that if we just worry about making great music, everything else will take care of itself.Don’t miss the Russ Liquid Test on December 29th at The Howlin Wolf in New Orleans, LA, bringing their livetronica beats for a pre-New Year’s dance party! The “Russ Liquid Electric Kool-Aid Acid Test” will see Russ and Andrew perform with Alvin Ford Jr., Jason Hodge, Ken Turner, Jubee and Emily Nichols, with support from Marvel Years, Cofresi and Sky Society. You can find tickets here, which go on sale this Monday, November 14th.
After opening their run with performances of Workingman’s Dead and American Beauty on night one (full video), Phil Lesh & Friends doubled down for a great second night of the run. Lesh recruited members of the Chris Robinson Brotherhood for the occasion, calling on Chris Robinson, Neal Casal and Adam MacDougall for the show, as well as Tony Leone and Ross James.The band stuck largely to the Grateful Dead catalog, opening with “Shakedown Street” and jamming on hits like “Deal,” “New Minglewood Blues,” “Mr. Charlie,” “Bertha” and more. They kept up the energy in set two with a big “Playin’ In The Band” opener,” and worked in a monster “Dark Star” to keep the crowd on their toes. Lesh & co. would ultimately close out the night with the Otis Redding classic “Hard To Handle,” a staple of the Grateful Dead and Chris Robinson Brotherhood catalogs.Check out a full gallery from the show below, courtesy of photographer Erik Kabik.Setlist: Phil Lesh & Friends | Brooklyn Bowl Las Vegas | Las Vegas, NV | 1/21/17Set IShakedown Street >crThey Love Each Other crStagger Lee ncDeal crMr Charlie crNew Minglewood Blues rjBertha crSet IIPlayin’ In The Band nc >Here Comes Sunshine nc >Unbroken Chain pl >Dark Star nc (cr pl) >Comes A Time cr >Dark Star v2 pl nc cr >Samson & Delilah rmfj >Mojo Hand Jam cr>Turn On Your Love Light crDonor RapE: Hard To Handle cr[Setlist annotated by Erin Lippert of FOJC] Load remaining images