Dead & Company Add More Classics to Sphere Rotation During Weekend Five
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by Hana Gustafson
2h ago
Photo Credit: Alive Coverage Dead & Company continued its Sphere residency in Las Vegas on Friday and Saturday nights. The ensemble picked up its current concert motif, adding classic Grateful Dead originals and associated covers to their repertoire of venue-specific pulls. Joining other seasoned materials as first-time Sin City plays were Bobby Weir’s Ace favorite, “Black-Throated Wind,” and the emotive “China Doll,” on June 14, followed by jam-catalyst “Viola Lee Blues” on June 15.  To start, Saturday presented an onslaught of beloved music, beginning with The Olympics’ original tur ..read more
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Mike Gordon Welcomes Drew Carey for “Blender Jam,” Debuts “Human Nature” in California Series
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by Rob Moderelli
21h ago
Photo Credit: Steven Rood On Friday, June 14, Mike Gordon concluded a two-night Southern California series to set off his summer solo touring. With a show at Solana Beach, Calif.’s Belly Up Tavern on Thursday, June 13, and another at Los Angeles’ Teragram Ballroom on the following evening, the artist set an extremely high bar for shows to come, demonstrating his strong awareness with the will of the fans and desire to stir up the discourse. Definite highlights from this pair were the hotly-anticipated debut of “Human Nature” and a guest appearance from Drew Carey, who revisited the Sphere blen ..read more
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The String Cheese Incident’s Michael Travis and ElephantProof’s Ben Atkind to Collaborate in Hartford
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by Rob Moderelli
2d ago
Hartford, Conn.’s Arch Street Tavern has announced an intimate new jam show set for the end of summer, featuring a rare combination of special guests. On August 31, the classic rock and psychedelia haven will welcome an exciting duo of The String Cheese Incident’s Michael Travis and ElephantProof’s Ben Atkind, who will summon all their instrumental prowess to deliver a completely improvised “dance odyssey.” Travis, who has become a familiar figure in the jam scene for his thirty years of drums and percussion, is no stranger to this sort of performance, as he’s honed his jamtronica chops alongs ..read more
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R.E.M. Reunite and Trey Anastasio Salutes Steely Dan at 53rd Songwriters Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony
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by Rob Moderelli
2d ago
Image via YouTube. Last night, June 13, the Songwriters Hall of Fame held its 53rd annual induction ceremony in New York, honoring the indelible impact made by some of the most iconic musicians of all time. Celebrating a class of 10 legendary artists, including Timbaland, SZA and the members of R.E.M. and Steely Dan, the program featured 13 memorable performances from the honorees and renowned devotees alike, collectively demonstrating the overwhelming community inspired by popular song. Two standout performances from the evening arrived courtesy of Phish frontman Trey Anastasio and the full q ..read more
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Talking Heads Unite on ‘The Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon,’ Discuss Genre Labels, Recording LPs in Different Locations and More
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by Hana Gustafson
2d ago
Cover art LIVE AT WCOZ 77 Last night, Talking Heads, David Byrne, Tina Weymouth, Chris Frantz and Jerry Harrison stopped by The Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon. During the televised appearance, the foursome discussed their shared history with the late-night host while also touching on the Stop Making Sense concert film, the resulting tribute LP, the use of the genre label “New Wave” to wrack up more radio plays, and recording each album in a new location.  To start the interview, Fallon proposed Talking Head’s initial status as a punk band. “You were considered punk, right?” he mused, a ti ..read more
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Watch: Dead & Company Debut Bob Dylan’s “I’ll Remember You” on Week Five in Sin City
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by Hana Gustafson
2d ago
Photo Credit: Chloe Weir Last night, Dead & Company added a new cover to their catalog after returning to the technologically advanced Sphere venue in Las Vegas for the onset of the fifth week of their current residency, (June 13). Sticking the script for the initial frame, the group of musicians performed a series of seven songs, ranging from Grateful Dead staples to a classic take on Johnny Cash’s “Big River,” following set break, the motif of seasoned plays resumed leading to the band’s debut, an extended take on Bob Dylan’s “I’ll Remember You.”  Rather than sandwiching the new add ..read more
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Maggie Rogers Unveils Brooklyn Bowl Nashville and Bridgestone Arena Shows with In-Person Ticketing
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by Rob Moderelli
3d ago
Photo Credit: Kelly Jeffrey Earlier this week, Maggie Rogers added a Nashville, Tenn. show to Part II of her Don’t Forget Me Tour, scheduled for Oct. 12 at Bridgestone Arena. Following a number of successful in-person ticket sales and “box office shows” across the Northeast earlier this year, Rogers still wants fans to “come buy a ticket like it’s 1965.” In this spirit, Rogers will sell tickets in person this Thursday, June 13,  Brooklyn Bowl Nashville, with an intimate set at the venue later that evening. Rogers’ tradition of in-person ticketing began in 2022 following the release of her ..read more
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Watch: Louis Armstrong’s 1968 “What A Wonderful World” Performance Video Shared to Mark Track’s Fifth Certified Platinum Title
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by Hana Gustafson
3d ago
Photos Courtesy of the Louis Armstrong House Museum On July 12, Verve Records will deliver Louis in London, the last great performance by one of the most influential figures in jazz music, Louis Armstrong. Ahead of the historic release, the artist’s venerable track “What a Wonderful World” received 5x Platinum status by the RIAA, a monumental moment marked by the release of Amstrong’s official performance video of the staple track to mark the milestone achievement, recorded at BBC on July 2, 1968. Watch below.   “What a Wonderful World” remains one of the globe’s most beloved songs ..read more
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Watch: R.E.M. Take Part in Rare Full Band Interview, First in Nearly 30 Years
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by Hana Gustafson
3d ago
Photo Credit: Album Cover, R.E.M.’s And I Feel Fine, The Best of The IRS Years Tonight, June 13, legendary Southern indie-rockers R.E.M. will be inducted into the Songwriters Hall of Fame during the 53rd annual gathering at the Marriot Marquis Hotel in New York City. Ahead of the distinguished event, the Athens, Ga.-formed band Michael Stipe, Mike Mills, Bill Berry, and Peter Buck participated in a CBS-led conversation with Anthony Mason, their first full-band conversation in nearly 30 years, to discuss myriad topics, from writing songs to their 2011 breakup and band dynamics. On the cusp of t ..read more
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Skeleton Krewe All-Star Band Plot Hawaiian Island Tribute Concerts to Celebrate Jerry Garcia’s Birthday
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by Hana Gustafson
3d ago
Skeleton Krewe All-Star Band have dropped its plan to celebrate the late Jerry Garcia’s August 1 birthday. The ensemble, led by Stephen Inglis, will mark the occasion by performing at three different venues in Hawaii this summer, including night one, July 29, at the Palace Theatre in Hilo (on the Big Island), a follow-up in Maui (location TBA) and a final offering on the Grateful Dead guitarist’s birthday-proper, Aug. 1, at Honolulu’s Blue Note venue.  Barry Sless (pedal steel, electric guitar, and vocals), Rob Barraco (keyboards and vocals), Pete Sears (bass), and Wally Ingram (drums) wi ..read more
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