Tuesday, May 31, 2016

Nugs.net Streams Dead & Company’s Fillmore Show (jambands.com)

Nugs.net have released free audio from last Monday’s Dead & Company show at The Fillmore in San Francisco, which featured Sammy Hagar guesting with the band.
The show can be streamed here

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Dead & Company

The Fillmore, San Francisco, CA
Set I: St. Stephen, Hell in a Bucket, Cold Rain and Snow, Loose Lucy*, Queen Jane Approximately, Brown Eyed Women
Set II: Big Railroad Blues, Sugaree, Estimated Prophet > Dark Star > The Other One, Days Between, China Cat Sunflower > I Know You Rider
Enc: Brokedown Palace
Notes: *with Sammy Hagar

Monday, May 30, 2016

Umphrey’s McGee to Open for Widespread Panic in Georgia (jambands.com)

Widespread Panic have announced that Umphrey’s McGee will be handling opening duties for their concert at the Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre at Encore Park in Alpharetta, GA, on September 16.

Read more @ jambands.com 

Sunday, May 29, 2016

On the turntable this Sunday...Day of the Dead

Day of the Dead is the twenty-fifth compilation release benefiting the Red Hot Organization, an international charity dedicated to raising funds and awareness for HIV and AIDS. Featuring fifty-nine exclusive recordings of covers of Grateful Dead songs by a number of independent artists as a tribute to the band and creation and curation by Aaron and Bryce Dessner of The National, the compilation was released on May 20, 2016 as five CDs, a limited edition vinyl LP box set, and as a digital download.  John Carlin, the founder of the Red Hot Organization, was the executive producer for the album.

It is the second compilation album produced by Aaron and Bryce Dessner for Red Hot Organization, the last being 2009's Dark Was the Night, which has raised over $1.5 million for the organizations fighting AIDS to date.

A Day of the Dead live performance will take place at the second annual Eaux Claires Festival on August 12-13, 2016. The performers, who all appear on the record, include Jenny Lewis, Matthew Houck (Phosphorescent), Lucius, Will Oldham, Sam Amidon, Richard Reed Parry, Matt Berninger, Justin Vernon, Bruce Hornsby, Ruban Nielson and The National.

Saturday, May 28, 2016

St. Paul & The Broken Bones Announce Sophomore Album, Sea of Noise (jambands.com)

Alabama’s St. Paul & The Broken Bones have announced that they will release their second album, Sea of Noise, on September 9 via RECORDS. The album will follow up the group’s 2013 debut Half the City.

Read more @ jambands.com

Friday, May 27, 2016

Stone Temple Pilots Talk Band Future: 'It's Impossible to Replace Scott' (Rolling Stone)

"We've got a lot left in the tank musically speaking," said guitarist Dean DeLeo of Stone Temple Pilots. He spoke with Rolling Stone recently about the future of STP, sharing a couch with his younger brother, bassist Robert DeLeo, in a Los Angeles rehearsal studio. Wearing his usual aviator shades, Robert added, "We're trying some singers out to continue Stone Temple Pilots, and we'll see where that goes, see where that takes us."

Read more of Steve Appleford's article and watch the interview @ Rolling Stone: http://www.rollingstone.com/music/news/stone-temple-pilots-talk-band-future-its-impossible-to-replace-scott-20160520#ixzz49VdRmwLJ

Thursday, May 26, 2016

Ramones to Release Ramones: 40th Anniversary Deluxe Edition (jambands.com)

Legendary punk rockers the Ramones will celebrate the 40th anniversary of their iconic self-titled album this year with an expansive re-release that will feature remastered tracks, a new mono mix of the entire album, plenty of demos and outtakes and live recordings of two of the band’s concerts. 

Read more @ jambands.com

Wednesday, May 25, 2016

Brian Johnson Looks Back on AC/DC: 'A Pretty Good Run' (UCR)

Brian Johnson isn’t bitter about being sidelined from AC/DC with a hearing problem. Instead, he prefers to look back with pride on a body of work that traces to 1980’s blockbuster Back in Black.

Read More of Nick DeRiso's article @ Ultimate Classic Rock: Brian Johnson Looks Back on AC/DC: 'A Pretty Good Run' 

Tuesday, May 24, 2016

Stevie Wonder, Madonna, Questlove Honor Prince at Billboard Music Awards (jambands.com)

Sunday night’s Billboard Music Awards in Las Vegas honored the best of the music business today and ended with a touching finale dedicated to the late legend Prince, whose memory was kept alive in both a touching speech from Questlove and a rousing collaboration between Madonna and Stevie Wonder. 

Read more and watch a clip of the Prince tribute @ jambands.com

Monday, May 23, 2016

June 2016 New Music Releases (Ultimate Classic Rock)

Highlights from the list of June 2016 new music releases include rare new music from familiar names, offbeat approaches to presenting older songs and a look back at one of rock’s most storied projects.

Read More of Nick DeRiso's article @ Ultimate Classic Rock: June 2016 New Music Releases

Sunday, May 22, 2016

On the turntable this Sunday...A Sailor's Guide To Earth

A Sailor's Guide to Earth is the third studio album by American country singer-songwriter Sturgill Simpson. It was announced on March 3, 2016, with the release of the single "Brace for Impact (Live a Little)." The album was released on April 15, 2016.

Prior to the album's announcement, Simpson stated in an interview with GQ that "what's next is already finished... Quite honestly, I need about six months at home with my family."  On March 3, 2016, Simpson released "Brace for Impact (Live a Little)" on YouTube and his website; the next day he released the nine-song tracklist of A Sailor's Guide to Earth.  A week later, he published the music video for "Brace for Impact," which was directed by Matt Mahurin and contains the Grim Reaper, a hot rod coffin and sailboats.  On March 24, 2016, Simpson released his cover of Nirvana's "In Bloom" along with its music video, also directed by Matt Mahurin. Simpson said, "I wanted to make a very beautiful and pure homage to Kurt [Cobain]." Streaming of the album became available on April 7, 2016, on NPR's official website.

The album debuted at No. 3 on the Billboard 200, and No. 1 on the Top Country Albums chart, selling 52,000 copies (55,000 units including tracks and streams) in its first week.  The album sold a further 13,400 copies in the second week. A Sailor's Guide to Earth received widespread critical acclaim upon its release. At Metacritic, which assigns a normalized rating out of 100 to reviews from music critics, the album has received an average score of 86, indicating "universal acclaim", based on 18 reviews. 

Read more @ Wikipedia

Saturday, May 21, 2016

Beach Boys' 'Pet Sounds': 15 Things You Didn't Know (Rolling Stone)

The story of Pet Sounds is the story of art versus commerce, youthful optimism versus adult cynicism and the independent spirit versus the mundane status quo. It's also a story of tremendous courage. In 1966, 23-year-old Brian Wilson hijacked the Beach Boys, a multi-million-dollar industry consisting of his two brothers, cousin and childhood friend, to give voice to the sounds he heard in his head and the emotions he felt in his heart. The result was an album that had leading musical figures struggling to match his technical innovation, lyrical depth and melodic genius. Half a century later, it's questionable whether anyone has...

Read more of Jordan Runtagh's article @ Rolling Stone: http://www.rollingstone.com/music/news/beach-boys-pet-sounds-15-things-you-didnt-know-20160516#ixzz48pGYjvMJ

Friday, May 20, 2016

Kamasi Washington to Lead All-Star Superjam at Bonnaroo (jambands.com)

Bonnaroo Music and Arts Festival has announced the lineup for this year’s SuperJam, which is dubbed “Heart, Soul & Spirit: A Tribute to Tennessee” and will be lead by jazz master and saxophonist Kamasi Washington.

Washington, who released his own album, The Epic, last year while also helping out on Kendrick Lamar’s opus To Pimp A Butterfly, will be heading up a SuperJam lineup that will also feature Miguel (who co-led his own superjam at this year’s inaugural Okeechobee Fest), GRiZ, Devonté Hynes, Nathaniel Rateliff & The Night Sweats, Eric Krasno & The Shady Horns, Allen Stone, Vulfpeck, The Internet, Chicano Batman and Lizzo, with more additions to be announced. 

Read more @ jambands.com

Thursday, May 19, 2016

Daryl Hall Pinpoints the Music Industry’s Biggest Problem: The ‘Backward Bunch of Idiots’ in Charge (UCR)

The music industry’s current woes have been attributed to a number of factors over the years, many of them technological. But as far as Daryl Hall is concerned, the main problem facing recording artists today is one of human error.

Read More of Jeff Giles' article @ Ultimate Classic Rock: Daryl Hall Pinpoints the Music Industry's Biggest Problem: The 'Backward Bunch of Idiots' in Charge 

Wednesday, May 18, 2016

U2 to Release iNNOCENCE eXPERIENCE Paris Show Featuring Eagles of Death Metal (jambands.com)

U2 will release their return to Paris captured in December 2015 shortly after the terrorist attacks that claimed the lives of over 130 people and injured countless others.

Read more @ jambands.com

Tuesday, May 17, 2016

Red Hot Chili Peppers Issue Statement on Anthony Kiedis Health (UCR)

A day after the Red Hot Chili Peppers canceled a concert when singer Anthony Kiedis was rushed to the hospital, the group have issued an update on his health. They have also decided to postpone their show Tuesday night (May 17) in Burbank, Calif.

Read More of Dave Lifton's article @ Ultimate Classic Rock: Red Hot Chili Peppers Issue Statement on Anthony Kiedis Health 

Monday, May 16, 2016

Chris Robinson Brotherhood Confirm New Album Details (jambands.com)

Chris Robinson Brotherhood will release their fourth studio album, Anyway You Love, We Know How You Feel, on July 29 via Robinson’s own Silver Arrow Records. The album finds the band relocating to Northern California for the sessions, which yielded eight new tracks.

Read more @ jambands.com

Sunday, May 15, 2016

On the turntable this Sunday...Retrospective: The Best of Buffalo Springfield

Retrospective: The Best of Buffalo Springfield is a compilation album released in February 1969 after the band disbanded in mid-1968.

Side One:
  1. "For What It's Worth" (Stephen Stills) – 2:37
    • Recorded December 5, 1966, Columbia Studios, Los Angeles, California. Lead vocal: Stephen Stills. Bass: Bruce Palmer. Producers: Charles Green and Brian Stone. Running time incorrectly listed on the album's cover as 3:00.
  2. "Mr. Soul" (Neil Young) – 2:35
    • Recorded April 4, 1967. Lead vocal: Neil Young. Bass: Palmer.
  3. "Sit Down, I Think I Love You" (Stills) – 2:30
    • Recorded August 1966, Gold Star Studios, Los Angeles, California. Lead vocal: Stills, Furay. Bass: Palmer. Producers: Green and Stone.
  4. "Kind Woman" (Richie Furay) – 4:10
    • Recorded February–March 6, 1968, Atlantic Studios, New York City & Sunset Sound, Los Angeles, California. Lead vocal: Richie Furay. Bass: Jim Messina. Producer: Messina.
  5. "Bluebird" (Stills) – 4:28
    • Recorded April 8, 1967, Sunset Sound, Los Angeles, California. Lead vocal: Stills. Bass: Bobby West.
  6. "On the Way Home" (Young) – 2:25
    • Recorded November 15-December 13, 1967, Sunset Sound, Los Angeles, California. Lead vocal: Furay. Bass: Palmer.
Side Two:
  1. "Nowadays Clancy Can't Even Sing" (Young) – 3:26
    • Recorded July 18, 1966, Gold Star Studios, Los Angeles, California. Lead vocal: Furay. Bass: Palmer. Producers: Green and Stone.
  2. "Broken Arrow" (Young) – 6:13
    • Recorded August 25 & September 5–18, 1967, Columbia Recording Studios & Sunset Sound, Los Angeles, California. Lead vocal: Young. Bass: Palmer.
  3. "Rock & Roll Woman" (Stills) – 2:44
    • Recorded June 22, August 8 & October 8, 1967, Sunset Sound, Los Angeles, California. Lead vocal: Stills. Rhythm guitar: Jim Fielder. Bass: Palmer.
  4. "I Am a Child" (Young) – 2:15
    • Recorded February 5, 1968, Sunset Sound, Los Angeles, California. Lead vocal: Young. Bass: Gary Marker. Producer: Messina.
  5. "Go and Say Goodbye" (Stills) – 2:19
    • Recorded July 18, 1966, Gold Star Studios, Los Angeles, California. Lead vocal: Stills. Bass: Palmer. Producers: Green and Stone.
  6. "Expecting to Fly" (Young)– 3:39
    • Recorded May 6, 1967, Sunset Sound, Los Angeles, California. Lead vocal: Young. Arrangement: Jack Nitzsche.
      • Young is the only member of the group who appears on this recording.

Saturday, May 14, 2016

Dave Matthews Band Celebrate 25th Anniversary with New Songs, Guests (jambands.com)

Dave Matthews Band celebrated their 25th anniversary with a pre-summer tour show in their hometown of Charlottesville, VA at the John Paul Jones Arena last week...

Read more and watch video clips @ jambands.com


Friday, May 13, 2016

Radiohead Vinyl Reissue Coming This Spring (Rolling Stone)

This spring is proving to be an exciting season for Radiohead fans. Following close on the heels of this past weekend's digital release of their new album, the band's discography will be reissued on vinyl later this month.

Read more of Miriam Coleman's article @ Rolling Stone: http://www.rollingstone.com/music/news/radiohead-vinyl-reissue-coming-this-spring-20160506#ixzz48BVmqG55

Thursday, May 12, 2016

Pink Floyd’s Entire Catalog to be Reissued on Vinyl Throughout 2016 (jambands.com)

For the first time in over two decades, Pink Floyd will make their catalog available on vinyl as the band’s first four records will be released on June 3.

Read more @ jambands.com

Wednesday, May 11, 2016

See Video, Setlist from Axl Rose’s First AC/DC Concert (UCR)

Watch Axl Rose take the stage in place of Brian Johnson with AC/DC tonight (May 7) at Lisbon, Portugal. We’ve collected several key videos; the entirety of tonight’s concert was available in fan-shot video, as well.

Read More and see video @ Ultimate Classic Rock: See Video, Setlist from Axl Rose's First AC/DC Concert 

Tuesday, May 10, 2016

Jerry Joseph Joins Widespread Panic in Chicago (jambands.com)

Widespread Panic wrapped up a three-night run at the Chicago Theatre with a two-set show that included a special Mother’s Day-themed sit-in from Jerry Joseph.

Read more @ jambands.com 

Widespread Panic

Chicago Theatre, Chicago, IL

Set I: Let’s Get Down To Business, Rebirtha > Stop Breakin’ Down Blues, Last Straw > “I know You Rider” JAM > Ride Me High > Ribs & Whiskey, Porch Song, Ophelia > The Shape I’m In, North*
Set II: Greta > JAM > Blue Indian, Conrad > Proving Ground > Cream Puff War** > Proving Ground, Pilgrims, Disco > You Should Be Glad^^, Blight > Fishwater > Drumz > Life During Wartime > Fishwater, Postcard
Enc: Gradle, All Time Low, Can’t Find My Way Home
Notes: *with Jerry Joseph

Source: Panicstream.com

Monday, May 9, 2016

Sunday, May 8, 2016

On the turntable this Sunday...Vs.

Vs. is the second studio album by the American rock band Pearl Jam, released on October 19, 1993 through Epic Records.  After a relentless touring schedule in support of their 1991 debut album Ten, Pearl Jam headed into the studio in early 1993 facing the challenge of following up the commercial success of its debut. The resulting album, Vs., featured a rawer and more aggressive sound compared with the band's previous release. It was the band's first collaboration with producer Brendan O'Brien.

Pearl Jam decided to scale back its commercial efforts for Vs., including declining to produce music videos for any of the album’s singles. Upon its release, Vs. set the record for most copies of an album sold in its first week, a record it held for five years. Vs. occupied the number one spot on the Billboard 200 chart for five weeks, the longest duration for a Pearl Jam album. The album has been certified seven times platinum by the RIAA in the United States.

Read more @ Wikipedia

Saturday, May 7, 2016

Our Favorite Prince Covers Right Now: Springsteen, D'Angelo and More (Rolling Stone)

Not surprisingly, in the wake of Prince's tragic death, many of his famous fans have been moved to pay tribute – by covering his music. We, meanwhile, have been moved to watch, listen and enjoy those performances, as a way of remembering the Purple One and his legacy, which lives on in those he inspired and influenced. Below are just a few of our favorite recent Prince covers, from Bruce Springsteen's take on "Purple Rain" to the cast of Hamilton's celebration of "Let's Go Crazy"

Read more @ Rolling Stone: http://www.rollingstone.com/music/lists/our-favorite-prince-covers-right-now-springsteen-dangelo-and-more-20160503#ixzz47cdEV2jV

Friday, May 6, 2016

JoJo Hermann and Sunny Ortiz to Throw First Pitches in Chicago

Widespread Panic is set to headline three nights at the Chicago Theatre this weekend and the band will mix in some extracurricular appearances as two members of the band will throw out the first pitch at the various ballparks in the city.

Read more @ jambands.com

Wednesday, May 4, 2016

Tuesday, May 3, 2016

Jason Isbell Joins Widespread Panic At Walnut Creek (jambands.com)

Widespread Panic and Jason Isbell played a special one-off show at Raleigh’s Walnut Creek Amphitheatre last night as their respective tours crossed paths.

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Widespread Panic

Walnut Creek Amphitheater, Raleigh, NC

Set I: Travelin’ Light, All Time Low, Christmas Katie > Jack, Dyin’ Man, C. Brown, Bear’s Gone Fishin’ > Honky Red, Red Hot Mama
Set II: Sell Sell, Cease Fire > Ride Me High*, Genesis, 1×1, Blight > Chilly Water > Drums > Porch Song, Blue Indian, Climb To Safety
Enc: Walkin’ (For Your Love), Heaven
Notes: *with Jason Isbell on guitar
Source: Panicstream.com

Monday, May 2, 2016

Chicago White Sox to Host Grateful Dead Night in July

The Chicago White Sox will host a Grateful Dead day at their U.S. Cellular Field on July 5 when the team takes on the New York Yankees.

Read more @ jambands.com 

Sunday, May 1, 2016

On the turntable this Sunday...Dirty Side Down

Dirty Side Down is the eleventh studio album by the Athens, Georgia-based band Widespread Panic. The album signaled the return of John Keane as Producer and was recorded in the band's hometown of Athens, Georgia, in contrast to the previous two albums produced by Terry Manning at Compass Point Studios in the Bahamas. It is the fourth album released after the death of Michael Houser and the first for ATO Records

Songs on the album range from road-tested classics like Jerry Joseph's classic NorthClinic Cynic - one of the few songs where Todd Nance sings lead vocals, and Visiting Day, to new originals like Saint Ex, Shut Up and Drive and Cotton Was King. Also included is This Cruel Thing the latest in a long line of Vic Chesnutt covers released by the band, and True to My Nature a collaboration with Daniel Hutchens of Bloodkin.

Widespread Panic’s John Bell on “Saint Ex”: My wife Laura and I are great fans of The Little Prince by Antoine de Saint-Exupéry. It’s thought of as a children’s book but conveys some pretty heavy messages on many levels. A couple of years ago, my father sent me a New York Times article about an eighty-five-year-old German WWII pilot who realized he was the guy that shot down Saint Ex (a French pilot) in 1944. The plane Saint-Exupéry was flying had been identified in 2004, ending the sixty-year-old mystery surrounding the author’s disappearance. Both pilots were on simple reconnaissance missions, and it was kind of a fluke that they happened upon each other. What I found intriguing about the situation is that the German pilot said Saint-Exupéry was one of his favorite authors, and claimed if he was aware of who was flying the French aircraft, he wouldn't have opened fire. I began reading more of Saint-Exupéry's works, and even though they’re translations, his insights about “Life During Wartime” are really profound and heartfelt – simultaneously caring about all humanity, while feeling compelled to fight for his country. Anyway, that’s what the song is about.

Dirty Side Down debuted at No. 27 on the Billboard 200, and No. 6 on Top Rock Albums, selling 13,000 copies on the first week of its release.  The album has sold 72,000 copies in the United States as of September 2015.

Read more @ Wikipedia