Tasty String Cheese Incident Performance From 1997 Surfaces On Archive [Listen]

first_imgWe love our String Cheese, that’s for sure. For 20+ years, The String Cheese Incident has continued to break down sonic boundaries, incorporating just about every style of music into their repertoire. From sets collaborating with The Doobie Brothers, Skrillex, Ms. Lauryn Hill – three names rarely uttered in the same sentence – to thoughtful original music, the future is big and bright for Cheese.Recently, we noticed that a new classic SCI concert made its way onto the Archive. Taken from a show in Idaho in 1997, the newly posted audio sees Cheese getting into some of their staples, including “Black Clouds,” “100 Year Flood,” “Johnny Cash,” “Round The Wheel” and more! There are also covers of The Stanley Brothers’ “How Mountain Girls Can Love,” Allman Brothers Band’s “Ramblin Man” and so many great songs. The bluegrass influences are in full force for this Cheesy performance.Listen to the whole show below, courtesy of John L:Setlist: The String Cheese Incident at The Roosevelt, Ketchum, ID – 12/15/1997Set 1: Chili Dawg/How Mountain Girls Can Love, Pent Up House, Good Times Around The Bend, The Road Home, Moonflower, Got What He Wanted/Black CloudsSet 2: John Hardy, 100 Year Flood > Ramblin’ Man, California Rain, When Will I/Blue Bossa, Round The Wheel/Johnny CashEnc: Elvis’ Wild Ridelast_img read more

Watch Warren Haynes And Jack Pearson Join Gregg Allman Band For ABB Classics At Wanee

first_imgWarren Haynes brought a lot of magic to Wanee Music Festival over the weekend. The afternoon kicked off with Haynes joining Billy & The Kids for a “Deal” set closer, leading straight into Gov’t Mule‘s epic sunset set on the Peach Stage, which included a Jack Pearson sit-in for an incredible rendition of “Can’t You See.” Immediately after, Haynes joined Widespread Panic for a pair of classic ZZ Top covers, before heading over to the Mushroom Stage to reunite with members of the Allman Brothers Band in Les Brers. Named one of the hardest working men in show business, we can’t disagree.Another weekend highlight included Haynes sitting in with the Gregg Allman Band on Saturday evening for the Allman Brothers classic, “Dreams.” Thanks to YouTube user sanderjoems7, you can watch it below:Another former band mate, Jack Pearson, who played with the Allmans from 1997-99, joined the band for an energetic “Southbound”:Also from Wanee, you can watch videos and stream the audio from these very special performances: Billy & The Kids with Warren Haynes and Eric Krasno, Joel Cummins with Kung Fu, Warren Haynes with Les Brers, Umphrey’s McGee’s mash-up set, Warren Haynes sit-in with Widespread Panic for ZZ Top covers, and Karl Denson with Melvin Seals & JGB. Enjoy![Photo courtesy of Benjamin Adams]last_img read more

Local Colorado Residents Mistake Bassnectar Festival For Earthquakes

first_imgFollowing Bassnectar‘s two-day Bass Center festival at Dick’s Sporting Goods Park, residents of the Stapleton neighborhood of Commerce City–which surrounds the venue–filed a formal complain to city claiming that the bass from the concert rattled their homes. As resident Joe Quillin said in a statement to the Commerce City City Council, “I thought it was an earthquake. I looked and realized it was bass.”Quillin claimed that the board was negligent for ever issuing a permit to the notoriously loud and booming artist, angered by the fact that the city did not research the act’s music before giving the event their blessing: “To issue a permit for that kind of noise into Sunday morning is ridiculous!”Despite the anger of his constituents, Commerce City Mayor Sean Ford maintains that city imposed the most stringent ordinances possible to permit the event and refuses to denounce Bassnectar, defending the concert for staying within the outlined noise thresholds of 85dBA for treble tones and 105dBC for bass tones. Ford says that Dick’s Sporting Goods Park was established in a remote area with the understanding that the events would get loud, and cautioned anyone living in the area that noise from concerts and sporting events should be expected. “There has to be a reasonable expectation that it is going to be loud,” he said. This is not the first time Bassnectar (a.k.a. Lorin Ashton) has encountered trouble with noise ordinances in Colorado. Last year, after performing at the iconic Red Rocks Amphitheatre in Morrison, local residents were so angry that they petitioned the venue to cap decibel levels below the volume where the producer usually operates, effectively banning his return to the venue. Ashton bounced back from this setback last year with the Bass Center event at Dick’s this year, so we’re sure that the producer will figure out a way to get around these latest grievances and continue to get loud in CO.[Via CBS Denver]last_img read more

Watch Anders Osborne And Ivan Neville Perform Together On Jam Cruise [Pro-Shot]

first_imgContinuing their steady stream of pro-shot video releases from 2016’s voyage, Jam Cruise has shared footage of Anders Osborne‘s “Aim Way High” on the ship’s pool deck with help from a fellow NOLA musician Ivan Neville (Dumpstaphunk). In the video, produced by TourGigs, Osborne and his band tear through the meat of the slow-burning tune from 2001’s Ash Wednesday Blues before Neville joins (at about 08:30) to add his funky keyboard chops to the mix. You can watch the performance below. You can catch Anders Osborne on the road this summer, as the artist is in the midst of an extensive tour. Check out upcoming dates here!last_img

Phishin’ With Matisyahu: How LSD “Turned My Entire World Inside Out”

first_imgPhish’s Baker’s Dozen run is quickly approaching. As is tradition for summer tour, there will be an enormous amount of talent surrounding the entertainment with pre- and post-shows galore. Phish’s thirteen nights at Madison Square Garden will be no different, as Live For Live Music plans to take over New York City with over a dozen shows of our own.L4LM’s Official Guide To Phish Baker’s Dozen Late NightsAs the shenanigans approach, we’ll be discussing Phish with a number of artists who will be in town performing some of these late-night shows. Last week, we interviewed Craig Brodhead from Turkuaz. In the second installment of our “Phishin’ With” series, Matisyahu discusses his relationship with the band Phish — ahead of his intimate 8/2 performance at The Cutting Room (tickets).Matisyahu found himself on stage at the Bonnaroo Music and Arts Festival with the de facto leader of improvisational rock-n-roll; Phish’s front man Trey Anastasio back in 2015. Many early fans of Matisyahu remember that moment clearly not because of the songs he played in front of the 80,000 person crowd, but because of his seemingly unfettered confidence (or perhaps naiveté) in helping lead Trey and his band through an improvisational display of beat boxing and lyrical gymnastics during the two songs performed. It may have been unrefined, but Matisyahu’s passion for full band improvisation was laid bare.In this interview, Matisyahu tells us where his love for Phish began and how it’s since evolved.Live For Live Music: Tell us about your first Phish concert experience.Matisyahu: I was 16 at the Centrum in Worcester, Massachusetts. I had been in Israel for the fall semester of my junior year in high school and had a spiritual awakening of sorts as it related to my identity as a Jew. I had come home and was pretty depressed after having such an experience, and then having to return to high school and regular life was pretty brutal. I met my friend Jason from Israel and we drove from his dad’s place near Boston. We took LSD for the first time and got into the show pretty early. What can I say, from the moment they started playing my life was never the same. I experienced music that night in a way that turned my entire world inside out, and knew in the depths of my soul that it is where I live. With Music. Thank You Phish and Tim Leary.L4LM: How would you describe the music of Phish?Matisyahu: Similar to the Grateful Dead in that their music spans multiple American genres. Also in the element of Improvisation. They can take you into your darkness, gradually show you a glimmer of light in your soul, allow you to explore and journey through your ups and downs, build you up to a breakthrough, then be completely goofy, and so on. They are masters of Improvisation and creating an atmosphere for people to explore.L4LM: How many Phish shows have you seen?Matisyahu: Not really sure, probably only 50 or so.L4LM: Do you have a favorite show or most memorable experience?Matisyahu: My first. I also had another show fall 1996 in Charleston, South Carolina where I believe I swear Trey looked at me and smiled and was like, “I’ll see you on stage with me in a few years.” Which happened by the way at Bonaroo in 2005. I sang two song with Trey band on Saturday night. It was cosmic.L4LM: What are your two favorite Phish songs?Matisyahu: “Bathtub Gin” and “Tweezer.” Only because I listened to them yesterday. For me, the best Phish song isn’t the song, it’s the improvisation in the song and it can be in any song. It’s that moment when things are really happening and it might happen one night in one song and the next in another.L4LM: What’s the wildest thing you’ve ever seen at a Phish show?Matisyahu: Thats tough. I once started a minor riot in a parking lot outside the Omni in Atlanta. It was Halloween 1996 and I lost my shoes in the show and was wandering in an enclosed parking lot when it let out. I started drumming and singing the Rasta Man Chant and it turned into hundreds of people, fire spitters, banging on pipes and walls. A paddy wagon with cops rolled up and then just left like they didn’t know what to do. That was nuts.Tickets for Matisyahu’s late-night performance at The Cutting Room are currently on-sale and can be purchased here. For show updates and additional information, join the Facebook Event page.last_img read more

Run The Jewels Release New Politically-Charged Music Video

first_imgEl-P and Killer Mike are in the midst of their Run The World Tour. With their surprise album release of RTJ3 now in the hands of their fans, Run The Jewel‘s new material has furthered the band’s exciting legacy, with relevant verses and killer beats. The dynamic duo have today upped their came with the release of a new music video for “Don’t Get Captured,” from RTJ3. The video is directed by Chris Hopewell, who also created Radiohead‘s “Burn The Witch” video. Living in a claymation skeleton world, El-P and Killer Mike navigate a haunted house while addressing the problems of power unique to our society.Check it out below:last_img

Bootsy Collins Releases New Disco Track From Upcoming “World Wide Funk” Album

first_imgFunk legend Bootsy Collins recently announced a new album World Wide Funk, due out Oct 27th. Marking the bassist’s first album since 2011’s Tha Funk Capital of the World, the upcoming World Wide Funk is populated with musical friends old and new, and recorded in his Cincinnati home’s Bootzilla Re-hab studio. Blue-chip rappers like Doug E. Fresh, Big Daddy Kane, DJ Quik, Dru Down, and Chuck D, along with guitar shredder Buckethead, all join a Bootsy-curated posse of fresh new artists on a record that embraces everything from the classic P-Funk sound Bootsy pioneered to the closest Collins has ever come to radio-active, boots on the ground, friendly fire in a musical-P-rated-adventure. Today, he shares the third ad final single from the record “Hot Saucer,” featuring Musiq Soulchild & Big Daddy Kane.Enjoy Bootsy’s new disco track “Hot Saucer” below, featurig Musiq Souldhild and Big Daddy Kane.“I’ve never really been concerned about what others thought about me or my music, as long as it made you feel good & sexy, like them old house parties, sharing a coke and a smile while doing a bump and grind,” Bootsy explains in a press release. Bootsy’s music and life are all about creating unity in the community, “but not necessarily the same old community.” He has never stopped generating new energy among new musical associates, and World Wide Funk is the latest example of his Promethean powers. It blends classic Bootsy, Analog (“aka the veteran artist”), and Slingshots (“aka the youngins”) into the silly serious world of Bootsy, with results that will extend far beyond the confines of our galaxy.World Wide Funk Tracklist:1. World Wide Funk (feat. Doug E. Fresh, Buckethead & Alissia Benveniste)2. Bass-Rigged-System (feat. Victor Wooten, Stanley Clarke, Manou Gallo, Alissia Benveniste & World-Wide-Funkdrive)3. Pusherman (feat. Dru Down, BlvckSeeds , Mr. Talkbox)4. Thera-P (feat. Tyshawn Colquitt & Alissia Benveniste)5. Hot Saucer (feat. Musiq Soulchild & Big Daddy Kane)6. Heaven Yes7. Ladies Nite (feat. MC Eiht & BlvckSeeds)8. Candy Coated Lover (feat. X-Zact, Kali Uchis & World-Wide-Funkdrive)9. Snow Bunny (feat. Tyshawn Colquitt, Snowbunny & World-Wide-Funkdrive)10. Hi-On-Heels (feat. October London)11. A Salute To Bernie (feat. Dr. G. Bernie Worrell)12. Boomerang (feat. Justin Johnson)13. Worth My While (feat. Kali Uchis)14. Come Back Bootsy (feat. Eric Gales, Dennis Chambers & World-Wide-Funkdrive)15. Illusions (feat. Chuck D, Buckethead & BlvckSeeds)last_img read more

This Site Takes You On A Musical Roadtrip With Songs From Almost Any Country & Decade Since 1900

first_imgWhen we listen to music, generally music is sorted alphabetically by artist and song title. However, in 2012, Benjamin Moreau had a different idea; he wondered what it would look like if songs were sorted by chronology and geography. Thus, Radiooooo was born, a website that lets its users choose a country and decade and automatically populates playlists of hits from that era and place.Spotify’s New “Time Capsule” Playlist Function Guesses What You Listened To In High SchoolAppropriately, each of the five “o”‘s in Radiooooo’s name represent a different continent (though to avoid confusion, the website bought domain names from Radiooo.com to radioooooooooooooooooooo.com). The site lets visitors choose a country on a world map as well as a decade since the 1900s. Once chosen, the website automatically feeds users songs from that time and place via a playlist of crowdsourced songs. Thus, you can listen to what was poppin’ in Mongolia in 80s, Peru in the 1910s, or Tanzania in the 2000s. The site also has the option to customize these playlists by “mood,” offering playlists that feature slow, fast, and “weird” tracks, as well as a “musical road trip” feature that combines different countries and decades.Forgotify Lets You Listen To Millions Of Unheard Songs That Have Never Been Streamed On SpotifyRadiooooo gets its song selections via submissions of over thirty-thousand contributors globally. These submissions are then reviewed by the site’s curators, who ensure that songs are high-quality and fit with the vibe of the site before adding songs to playlists—only 10% of the thousands of submissions they receive make it onto the website. You can explore the website and the music of the world at Radiooooo.com.[Sources: New Yorker]last_img read more

Summer Camp Announces Late Nights With Umphrey’s McGee, moe., STS9

first_imgSummer Camp Music Festival has announced its first round of late night shows, which are slated to take place each night in the fest’s Red Barn. Umphrey’s McGee will hold down one of the late night slots on Thursday, May 24th, while moe. will take over on Friday, May 25th. STS9 will head to the Red Barn on Saturday, May 6th, and Diplo will perform on Sunday, May 27th. A second act will also be added to the bill for each night. As usual, Summer Camp’s late night shows will require an additional ticket, so fans need to act fast to ensure they get their spots at the shows. Summer Camp’s late night shows will follow the event’s regular programming. This year’s gathering will once again feature three nights of Umphrey’s McGee and three nights of moe. as well as sets from Phil Lesh and Terrapin Family Band, Diplo, Slightly Stoopid, STS9, Tipper, RL Grime, Greensky Bluegrass, Action Bronson, Papadosio, Twiddle, Pigeons Playing Ping Pong, Gusters, Brandon “Taz” Niederauer, and many more.Tickets for Summer Camp’s late night shows will go on sale at a later date. However, fans can guarantee admission to the late nights by purchasing one of the festival’s VIP Upgrade Packages (on sale this Friday, March 9th at noon CT). General Admission tickets to Summer Camp are currently one sale.last_img read more

EXCLUSIVE: Clean Vibes’ Anna Borofsky Explains How To Keep Your Festival Experience Clean & Green

first_imgClean Vibes has become a staple of the festival community. Each year, the organization takes on hundreds of volunteers at music festivals and events nationwide to help minimize festival landfill waste with recycling and composting. Live For Live Music got the chance to speak to Clean Vibes co-owner, Anna Borofsky, who spoke to us about Clean Vibes’ mission and accomplishments, as well as how folks like you can get attend festivals for free with them as a volunteer and what we should all be doing at concerts to make sure that the world stays a little bit greener. Check out the interview below.Live For Live Music: Can you talk a little bit about what Clean Vibes is, and why it’s so important?Anna Borofsky: Clean Vibes is a company formed and dedicated to environmentally responsible, on-site waste management for festivals and events. For the past 19 years, we have been working to ensure that event sites are left cleaner than we found them and that as much of the festival waste as possible is diverted from landfills through recycling and composting. To date, we have diverted over 16,000,000 pounds of waste from landfills throughout North America. We also strive to educate and inspire festivalgoers by showing them how easy it is to minimize one’s waste footprint through recycling and composting in hopes that they might take this knowledge and apply it to their daily lives.L4LM: What accomplishments of Clean Vibes are you most proud of?AB: The sheer volume of material we have diverted from the landfill is something I am proud of. Developing and improving our systems for efficient event cleanup and waste diversion is also a source of pride. Without question though, the greatest value within Clean Vibes and our greatest source of pride are the amazing staff that we have. We are beyond grateful for the incredibly hard-working, passionate, and dedicated team we have—we would be nothing without them.All of our staff—our West Coast branch manager, administrative manager, volunteer manager, event managers, volunteer coordinators, supervisors, and crew—amaze us with their passion for the work, dedication to the job, and tolerance for stress and for schwill! We are incredibly proud to have been able to keep so many incredible people employed over the years and look forward to doing so for many more years.L4LM: Are there any events that stand out for the fans being particularly green or easy to work with?AB: We have been able to achieve remarkably high diversion rates at Outside Lands in San Francisco as a result of a team effort with a lot of partners in the city committed to waste diversion. In terms of fan-driven success, High Sierra Music Festival has always been a community that helps clean up and really appreciates our waste diversion efforts.L4LM: What do you hope the future of Clean Vibes holds?AB: I hope that we can continue to provide an unparalleled level of service to events while continuing to improve our waste diversion rates. I hope we can continue to employ an amazing team of rock stars. I hope that we can continue to expand our services into non-festival realms to provide the same level of waste diversion to other types of outdoor events. I hope we can continue to inspire people to realize that if we can recycle and compost at a festival, you can definitely do it at home.L4LM: What are things that music fans can do, outside of volunteering for you, to reduce their ecological footprint at music festivals?AB: Carpool! Buy items in bulk, bring reusable bottles and other foodservice items. No styrofoam coolers! If you smoke, put your butts in your pocket or use a portable ashtray—remember that every butt you throw on the ground, we pick up! If you bring something with you to an event, take it home with you. Don’t leave behind tents and other camping gear when they can still be used. No personal confetti! Again, everything you put on the ground, we have to pick up!L4LM: For those interested, can you talk about what it means to volunteer for Clean Vibes and how to get involved?AB: Our volunteer program is an integral part of our operation. We could never accomplish the timely event cleanups and high levels of waste diversion without our amazing volunteers! Volunteering with Clean Vibes is basically a work exchange for festival admission. Folks pay a deposit, they receive admission to the event, they work their shifts with us, and they get their deposit back. They are able to attend the event at almost no cost, while also being a part of the effort to keep the festival clean and diverting as much waste from the landfill as possible.They get the satisfaction of helping with the festival’s recycling efforts, and so many volunteers find that their Clean Vibes’ experience is one of the most significant and positive aspects of their festival experience. Let’s be clear: it’s hard work. However, the satisfaction, the feeling of accomplishment, and the impact of working as a team can be a powerful experience for a lot of volunteers. If anyone is interested in finding out more details about our specific volunteer opportunities or want to sign up, they should check out our website.last_img read more