Sunday, July 31, 2016

On the turntable this Sunday...four

Four (styled as four) is the breakthrough album by American jam band Blues Traveler, released on September 13, 1994.

Four peaked at No. 8 on the Billboard 200 albums chart and is most known for its hits "Run-Around" and "Hook", which charted at Nos. 8 and 23, respectively, on the Billboard Hot 100. Both songs also charted in the top 20 on the Mainstream Rock and Modern Rock charts. According to the RIAA, the album is certified as 6× Platinum (6 million copies sold in the U.S.). "Run-Around" won the 1995 Grammy Award for Best Rock Performance by a duo or group.

Saturday, July 30, 2016

The Disco Biscuits Announce New Year’s Eve Run (

The Disco Biscuits have announced they will return to Atlanta, GA’s Tabernacle for a three-night New Year’s Eve run starting on December 29.

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Friday, July 29, 2016

The Allman Brothers Band May Be Reuniting (UCR)

Not even a legendary farewell concert can keep the Allman Brothers Band off the road. According to bassist Oteil Burbridge, Gregg Allman is trying to get them back together for next year.

Read More of Dave Lifton's article @ Ultimate Classic Rock: The Allman Brothers Band May Be Reuniting

Thursday, July 28, 2016

Arcade Fire Hold Second Line for David Bowie at Panorama Fest (

Arcade Fire returned to New York City for a headlining set at the inaugural Panorama Music Festival. The band closed their set with their anthem “Wake Up” featuring the Preservation Hall Jazz Band before descending into the crowd for a second line tribute to David Bowie much like they did in New Orleans following the musical icon’s death.

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Tuesday, July 26, 2016

Phish Close Summer Tour in Chula Vista (

Phish wrapped up their summer tour with one of their most cohesive two-set shows of the summer as they returned to Chula Vista, CA’s Sleep Train Amphitheatre for the fifth time since 1999.

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Sunday, July 24, 2016

On the turntable this Sunday...If That's What It Takes

If That's What It Takes is the debut studio album by American singer-songwriter Michael McDonald. The album was released in August 1982.

Side one
1."Playin' by the Rules" (McDonald, Ed Sanford)4:55
2."I Keep Forgettin'" (McDonald, Ed Sanford, Jerry Leiber, Mike Stoller)3:39
3."Love Lies" (McDonald, Randy Goodrum)3:21
4."I Gotta Try" (McDonald, Kenny Loggins)3:53
5."I Can Let Go Now" (McDonald)2:54
Side two
6."That's Why" (McDonald, Randy Goodrum)4:24
7."If That's What It Takes" (McDonald, Jackie De Shannon)4:17
8."No Such Luck" (McDonald, Grady Walker, Harry Garfield)3:44
9."Losin' End" (McDonald)4:11
10."Believe in It" (McDonald)

Saturday, July 23, 2016

The Hold Steady to Celebrate 10th Anniversary of Boys and Girls in America with Three Shows (

The Hold Steady will celebrate the tenth anniversary or their third album Boys And Girls in America with three shows at the Brooklyn Bowl spanning December 1-3. Support will come from a different special guest each night, with those yet to be announced.

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Friday, July 22, 2016

See Coldplay, Michael J. Fox Play 'Back to the Future' Songs Onstage (Rolling Stone)

Chris Martin saw his "dream come true" Sunday in New Jersey, when actor Michael J. Fox joined Coldplay onstage to cover the Penguins' "Earth Angel" and Chuck Berry's "Johnny B. Goode" – two tracks Fox's classic character Marty McFly performed at the "Under the Sea" dance in Back to the Future...

Read more and watch clip of Michael J Fox and Coldplay @ Rolling Stone 

Thursday, July 21, 2016

Sting Details New Rock-Infused Album (

Sting will release a new album 57th & 9th, in an announcement to Rolling Stone. The famed bassist said that the album is “rockier than anything I’ve done in a while” as he prepares to offer up the follow-up to 2014’s The Last Ship.

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Wednesday, July 20, 2016

What Does AC/DC's Future Hold?: Ultimate Classic Rock's Writers Tackle Five Burning Questions

The past two years have been extremely chaotic for AC/DC, with only guitarist Angus Young and bassist Cliff Williams remaining from the five-man lineup that reigned as one of one of rock’s most popular acts for the two previous decades.

Read More @ Ultimate Classic Rock: What Does AC/DC's Future Hold?: Our Writers Tackle Five Burning Questions 

Tuesday, July 19, 2016

Phish Set Webcasts for Inglewood and Chula Vista (

Before kicking off a three night run at San Francisco’s Bill Graham Civic Auditorium, Phish confirmed that they will webcast the following shows on July 22 in Inglewood and July 23 in Chula Vista, CA.

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Monday, July 18, 2016

Mick Jagger Is Reportedly Going to Be a Father Again (UCR)

Mick Jagger‘s family tree is about to get another branch. A report out of England says that the Rolling Stones singer is going to be a father for the eighth time. He is 72, while his girlfriend, ballerina Melanie Hamrick, is 29.

Read More @ Ultimate Classic Rock: Mick Jagger Is Reportedly Going to Be a Father Again

Sunday, July 17, 2016

On the turntable this Sunday...Minute By Minute

Minute by Minute is the eighth studio album by American rock band The Doobie Brothers, released in 1978. The album contains their biggest hit, the Grammy-winning "What a Fool Believes," which was co-written by Kenny Loggins and simultaneously released on his 1978 album Nightwatch. "Depending on You" and the title track were also released as singles. The album would be the last to include members Jeff "Skunk" Baxter and John Hartman. It is also the most-honored Doobie Brothers album, having won four Grammys at the 22nd Grammy Awards, more than any other album.

Saturday, July 16, 2016

Download All Three Days of the Official Fare Thee Well Program for Free (

To celebrate the one year anniversary of the iconic Fare Thee Well shows, Relix is offering up a free digital version of the official programs from all three Chicago shows in its mobile app, available to download in the iTunes and Google Play stores.

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Friday, July 15, 2016

My Morning Jacket Release Anti-Violence Song "Magic Bullet" (

In light of the outburst of violence over the last few weeks, My Morning Jacket offered up their response in the form of a new song, “Magic Bullet,” available to stream at the link below. 

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Thursday, July 14, 2016

Chris Stapleton Talks Meeting ‘One of a Kind’ Axl Rose (UCR)

Axl Rose hasn’t always had a reputation for being the friendliest fellow on concert nights, but rising Nashville star Chris Stapleton says he couldn’t have been more pleasant after Stapleton opened for Guns N’ Roses recently.

Read More of Jeff Giles' article @ Ultimate Classic Rock: Chris Stapleton Talks Meeting 'One of a Kind' Axl Rose 

Steven Adler reunited with Guns N’ Roses onstage in Cincinnati tonight, performing “Out Ta Get Me” and “My Michelle” with his former bandmates Axl Rose, Slash and Duff McKagan.

Read More @ Ultimate Classic Rock: Steven Adler Reunites With Guns N' Roses for Two Songs in Cincinnati 

Wednesday, July 13, 2016

Phish to Webcast Gorge Run (

Phish’s upcoming two night run at the Gorge Amphitheatre will be webcast via LivePhish this Friday and Saturday, July 15-16.

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Tuesday, July 12, 2016

Watch David Gilmour’s Return to Pompeii (Ultimate Classic Rock)

In 1971, Pink Floyd used Pompeii’s amphitheater as the site of their landmark concert film. Last week, David Gilmour came back to the venue as a solo artist.

Read More of Jeff Giles' article @ Ultimate Classic Rock: Watch David Gilmour's Return to Pompeii 

Monday, July 11, 2016

Umphrey’s McGee and Widespread Panic to Team Up in Tuscaloosa (

Umphrey’s McGee will team up with Widespread Panic for their September 15 show at Tuscaloosa, AL’s Amphitheater. The just-announced opening slot will come one night before the two collaborate at the previously announced Alpharetta, GA show on September 16.

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Sunday, July 10, 2016

On the turntable this Sunday...One From The Vault

One from the Vault is a live album by the Grateful Dead, recorded on August 13, 1975 at the Great American Music Hall in San Francisco, California, and released April 15, 1991 on Grateful Dead Records, the personal record label of the band. The concert was broadcast on FM radio, widely traded by fans on cassettes, and sold in bootleg LP versions under the titles Urubouros Deedni Mublasaron and Make Believe Ballroom. But it was not until the Grateful Dead released it on their eponymous record label, Grateful Dead Records, that high quality versions of the songs appeared. It was the first complete concert recording released commercially by the band. The concert also marked the first time that the then recently released album Blues for Allah was performed live in its entirety, albeit with a few other songs thrown in.

Disc one
First set:
  1. Introduction by Bill Graham – 0:46
  2. "Help on the Way / Slipknot!" > (Jerry Garcia, Robert Hunter) – 7:52
  3. "Franklin's Tower" (Garcia, Bill Kreutzmann, Hunter) – 6:58
  4. "The Music Never Stopped" (Weir, John Perry Barlow) – 5:29
  5. "It Must Have Been the Roses" (Hunter) – 5:05
  6. "Eyes of the World" / "Drums" > (Garcia, Hunter) – 14:32
  7. "King Solomon's Marbles" (Lesh) – 6:36
Second set:
  1. "Around and Around" (Chuck Berry) – 5:59
Disc two
Second set, continued:
  1. "Sugaree" (Garcia, Hunter) – 7:56
  2. "Big River" (Johnny Cash) – 4:50
  3. "Crazy Fingers" / "Drums" > (Garcia, Hunter) – 13:08
  4. "The Other One" > (Weir, Kreutzmann) – 5:33
  5. "Sage and Spirit" > (Weir) – 3:24
  6. "Goin' Down the Road Feeling Bad" (traditional, arranged by Grateful Dead) – 7:13
  7. "U.S. Blues" (Garcia, Hunter) – 5:29
  8. "Blues for Allah" (Garcia, Hunter) – 21:01

Saturday, July 9, 2016

The Shins in Final Stages of First New Album in Four Years

The Shins seem to be nearing the completion of their first record in four years and the first since 2012’s Port of Morrow. A post from frontman James Mercer on the band’s Instagram stated, “Final mixing of a new Shins record is underway.”

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Friday, July 8, 2016

John Mayer on Playing With Dead & Company: 'It's Like Catching Air' (Rolling Stone)

"It's 2016, and a lot of things are gone," singer-guitarist John Mayer told Rolling Stone in advance of his current tour of amphitheaters and stadiums with the Grateful Dead-offshoot band Dead & Company. "A lot of the norms, as we know them, are gone. A lot of things that were comforting to people are gone."

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Wednesday, July 6, 2016

Widespread Panic Once Again Welcome Jerry Joseph in Bend (

After collaborating during their first show in Bend, OR, Jerry Joseph and Widespread Panic did so once again on Sunday night as the two came together for a few tunes including a Neil Young cover. 

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Widespread Panic

Les Schwab Amphitheater, Bend, OR

Set I: Disco, Glory, Wondering, Can’t Get High, Dyin’ Man, Holden Oversoul > Worry, Tie Your Shoes > Fishwater
Set II: B of D, Good People > Bust It Big > Stop/Go > Drums > Cease Fire > Jamais Vu > Proving Ground, Cortez The Killer*, Chainsaw City^
Enc: Blue Indian, Action Man
Notes: *Jerry Joseph on guitar and vocals; Steve Drizos on percussion, last time played 10/17/09
^Jerry Joseph on guitar and vocals; Steve Drizos on percussion


Tuesday, July 5, 2016

Van Morrison to Release New Album Keep Me Singing in September (

Van Morrison will release his 36th studio album to date in the form of Keep Me Singing, due out on September 30 via Caroline Records.


Sunday, July 3, 2016

On the turntable this Sunday...Mothership Connection

Mothership Connection is the fourth album by American funk band Parliament, released on December 15, 1975 on Casablanca Records. This concept album of P-Funk mythology is usually rated as one of Parliament's best. Mothership Connection was the first P-Funk album to feature Maceo Parker and Fred Wesley, who had left The J.B.'s, James Brown's backing band. Mothership Connection became Parliament's first album to be certified gold and later platinum. The Library of Congress added the album to the National Recording Registry in 2011, declaring "the album has had an enormous influence on jazz, rock and dance music."

Describing the album, George Clinton said "We had put black people in situations nobody ever thought they would be in, like the White House. I figured another place you wouldn't think black people would be was in outer space. I was a big fan of Star Trek, so we did a thing with a pimp sitting in a spaceship shaped like a Cadillac, and we did all these James Brown-type grooves, but with street talk and ghetto slang."
Dr. Dre prominently sampled the songs "Mothership Connection (Star Child)" and "P-Funk (Wants to Get Funked Up)" on his album The Chronic.

In 2003 the TV network VH1 named Mothership Connection the 55th greatest album of all time.
In 2003, the album was ranked number 276 on Rolling Stone magazine's list of the 500 greatest albums of all time.
Rolling Stone (5/1/03, p. 59) - 5 stars out of 5 - "The masterpiece, the slang creator, the icon builder, the master narrative--or 'the bomb,' as Clinton succinctly put it before anyone else."
Vibe (2/02, p. 87) - Included in Vibe's "Essential Black Rock Recordings".
The album was included in the book 1001 Albums You Must Hear Before You Die.

Saturday, July 2, 2016

Bernie Worrell: 10 Essential Tracks From the P-Funk Keyboardist (Rolling Stone)

One of the most wildly innovative and technically dazzling musicians in pop music history, Parliament-Funkadelic's Bernie Worrell was like "Jimi Hendrix on the keyboards," according to one-time bandmate Bootsy Collins, and that's not a hyperbolic estimation. A classical-music child prodigy who attended the New England Conservatory of Music and Juilliard, Worrell's journey to the funk began by hanging around George Clinton's Newark, New Jersey barbershop. By his early 20s, he was a full-fledged P-Funkateer, and soon became de facto musical director, organizing and orchestrating the anarchic collective's sprawling jams and riffs into iconic compositions and performances.

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Friday, July 1, 2016

Steven Tyler Confirms Aerosmith 2017 Farewell Tour (Rolling Stone)

Steven Tyler phoned into The Howard Stern Show Tuesday to discuss his new solo country LP as well as to confirm the rumors that Aerosmith are planning a farewell tour in 2017. "I love this band, I really do, and I want to squash every thought that anybody might have about this … We're doing a farewell tour, but only because it's time. We've never done that," Tyler said.

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