The Joe Marcinek Band has announced a brief run of Midwest tour dates that kick off in Columbus, OH on Wednesday, March 16 running through March 19, with stops scheduled for Evansville, IN, Kalmazoo, MI and Neenah, WI. Marcinek, best known for his work with Fresh Hops and Terrapin Flyer, will be joined by Ropeadope recording artist Freekbass and Steve Molitz of Particle and Phil Lesh & Friends.The Joe Marcinek Band is a constantly evolving ensemble, embracing the super jam format to bring fans a blend of jazz and funk with a cerebral emphasis on groove and improvisation. Collaborations over the years have included appearances with Kris Myers (Umphreys McGee), Bernie Worrell, Jason Hann (String Cheese Incident / EOTO), Erik “Jesus” Coomes (Lettuce), Jennifer Hartswick and Natalie Cressman (Trey Anastasio Band), Mike Greenfield (Lotus) and Borham Lee (Break Science), just to name a few. Even more recently, the Joe Marcinek Band performed for former President Bill Clinton’s Clinton Global Initiative event at Chicago’s Field Museum.Check out more details for the Joe Marcinek Band’s Midwest run below. Tickets can be purchased through the band’s website here.Joe Marcinek Band Midwest Tour Dates3/16 Columbus, OH @ Scarlet & Grey Cafe3/17 Evansville, IN @ Lamasco Bar and Grill3/18 Kalamazoo, MI @ Papa Pete’s3/19 Neenah, WI @ Cranky Pat’s
When England first caught on to the infectious grooves of blues music, arguably one guitarist stood out from the pack: Eric Clapton. From his early days in the Yardbirds and John Mayall’s Bluesbreakers, all the way through to his current solo work, there’s no denying that Clapton is a master of the blues guitar. Slowhand celebrates his 71st birthday today, and we wanted to celebrate with some classic footage.In years past, March in New York City always meant one thing… The Allman Brothers Band at the Beacon Theatre. While the band isn’t touring (for now), there’s a ton of great footage around to help with our nostalgia. One particular performance caught our eye today; a March 19th, 2009 show featuring the work of Clapton for an entire set. Along with special guest spots from Susan Tedeschi and Danny Louis, it’s the work between Clapton and ABB guitarists Warren Haynes and Derek Trucks that truly shines.Watch this exciting performance below, courtesy of cleric131+Happy Birthday Clapton!Setlist: The Allman Brothers Band at the Beacon Theatre, New York, NY – 3/19/09Introduction, Key To The Highway, Dreams, Why Does Love Got To Be So Sad, Little Wing, Anyday, Layla, Ending
Dave Matthews Band is now six shows into their summer tour, and, so far, each concert has featured a song busted out for the first time in over one hundred shows. The tour unofficially began with a 25th anniversary show in the band’s hometown of Charlottesville, VA, where they played three new songs and busted out “The Last Stop” for the first time since 2010. Within each subsequent show, “Shotgun,” “Dreamgirl,” “Dive In,” and “Break Free” were all brought out from hiding, adding an aura of mystery to any given performance. What will they bust out next?Last night, the group settled in to the Verizon Arena in North Little Rock, AR, opening up their show with “Seek Up” before playing the new song “Bismarck.” The bust out of the night was “The Idea Of You,” which had been shelved since 8/24/14 (104 shows). The song first appeared around 2006, and was in heavy rotation from 06-08, only to be performed intermittently ever since.The full show featured some great classics as well, including the “Jimi Thing” paired with a partial cover of Prince’s “Sexy MF,” and an encore that featured “Dive In” and a cover of Bob Dylan’s “All Along The Watchtower.”Watch a number of highlights from the show, including “The Idea Of You,” courtesy of Chad Jones’ playlist below.DMB resumes their tour tomorrow, May 20th, in Cincinnati, OH. You can see the full setlist from last night, below.Edit this setlist | More Dave Matthews Band setlists
Funk powerhouse Kung Fu will rock out aboard the high seas next week as part of Rocks Off Concert Cruise’s stacked summer series. The show will take place on Thursday, July 14th aboard The Jewel, a magnificent vessel equipped with booze, food, and gorgeous views of NYC. Tickets are going fast but are available here!Kung Fu’s unique brand of funk fusion blends high-energy dance beats with loose improv to create a powerful funk machine. Fueled by seasoned musicians with tight performance skills along with the ability to let loose and have fun, a Kung Fu show is a force to be reckoned with. Incorporating elements of electronic, jazz, funk and beyond, there’s a little something for everyone.Watch Full Video Of Jon Fishman, Oteil Burbridge, Kung Fu & More Rocking Out For BernieWhen these funk ninjas take to the high seas on Thursday, July 14th, you don’t want to miss out. The Jewel leaves from the Skyport Marina at East 23rd St. & FDR Drive at 8 PM sharp (boarding begins at 7 with last call 5 minutes before departure). Drinks and food are available for purchase, so bring cash. Show is rain or shine and 21+. Get tickets here.
Foo Fighters Break Hiatus To Perform Secret Show With Perry Farrell, Stewart Copeland, & More [Watch]
Back in March, iconic rock band Foo Fighters confirmed rumors that they would be taking a hiatus. No one could fault them for taking some time off after their lengthy world tour in support of their album Sonic Highways. However, people usually think of a hiatus as stretching over a long period of time. For the Foo’s, a few months off the road was long enough, as they returned to the stage last weekend at a benefit concert.The show, which was a “secret” show to raise money for local Los Angeles schools, featured the Foo’s as the house band, performing a mix of their own material and covers with the help of a ton of special guests. The Police/Oysterhead drummer Stewart Copeland made an appearance, singer/songwriter Lisa Loeb performed a few tracks, Perry Farrell performed a couple of Jane’s Addiction songs, Sammy Hagar helped out with a couple of covers, Jason Bonham added drums on a few Led Zeppelin songs, and Steve Jones of the Sex Pistols guested on a few tracks. The night seemed to take on a party atmosphere, with musicians rotating on and off the stage at a seemingly endless clip.Bonham shared some video on his Facebook page of him, Foo Fighters, and Hagar performing Led Zeppelin’s “Rock and Roll”, which you can view below.See below for the evening’s full set list.Learn to Fly, My Hero, Stay (I Missed You)*, Moonage Daydream*, Times Like These, Bodies**, Silly Thing **, Stay With Me**, All My Life, Excesses***, Message in a Bottle***, Everlong, Monkey Wrench, I Can’t Drive 55****, Finish What Ya Started****, Rock and Roll****, Miss You#, Been Caught Stealing##, Time Is on My Side##, Had a Dad##, Best of You, Detroit Rock City###, Do You Love Me###, I Was Made for Lovin’ You###, Whole Lotta Love / Rock and Roll###*w/ Lisa Loeb**w/ Steve Jones of the Sex Pistols***w/ Stewart Copeland of The Police/Oysterhead****w/ Sammy Hagar#w/ Jeff Probst##w/ Perry Farrell of Jane’s Addiction###w. Paul Stanley of KISS[H/T Consequence of Sound]
Reed Mathis’ Electric Beethoven project has been traveling the country, bringing their ‘Classical Dance Music’ project of re-imagined Beethoven symphonies to a new generation of live music lovers. The group recently trekked through Colorado for a 3-night run that saw the quartet of Mathis of bass, keyboardist Todd Stoops, drummer Jay Lane, and guitarist Clay Welch go on some serious musical explorations of the classical material.Reed Mathis’ Electric Beethoven Breathes New Life Into Composer’s Classics In Colorado [Video]Take a listen to the group perform a “Scene by the River” passage from their recent show at Cervantes Masterpiece Ballroom in Denver, CO below:
Couch tour is back, and just in time for the holiday season! Iconic jam band Phish will once again broadcast their multi-night run at Madison Square Garden, via their LivePhish.com platform. The band will broadcast all four nights of the run, starting on Wednesday, December 28th, and culminating with their traditional three-set New Year’s Eve blow-out on December 31st.As per usual, there are Standard and High Definition options available, as well as bundles if you plan on watching all four shows, to help make things more affordable. You’ll also be able to stream each night’s show after it ends for 24 hours. Learn all the details at this link, where you can also pre-order the streams.Be sure to also follow along with our Phishmas series, highlighting Phish’s top performances at the famed MSG venue leading up to the four night run. You can see the most recent edition here, which captures the band’s 12/29/98 show.Don’t miss out on any of our fantastic pre-shows and after-parties around NYC during Phish’s upcoming MSG New Year’s Run!12/28: Aqueous + Mungion @ DROM (Phish After-Party) – tickets12/30: Phan Art w/ Formula 5 @ American Beauty (Phish Pre-Party) – FREE SHOW12/30-31: Spafford & Magic Beans @ American Beauty (Phish After-Party) – tickets
After spending two nights in Brooklyn – one scheduled, and the other impromptu – Joe Russo’s Almost Dead made their way out to Port Chester, NY for the first of two nights at The Capitol Theatre. Almost Dead continues to impress fans with their one-of-a-kind take on the Grateful Dead. While the Brooklyn Bowl show on 12/29 focused more on the Dead’s material, the band took more liberties with the catalog and worked outside the box for a great performance.Opening up with a jam on “King Bee,” Almost Dead ran through a number of Dead classics like “The Eleven”, “Beat It On Down The Line”, “Feel Like A Stranger”, “Cumberland Blues” and more! Watch a video of the opening jam into “The Eleven,” streaming below.The set continued with “The Stranger (Two Souls In Communion)” with special guest Alecia Chakour, before going into the Bob Weir penned classic, “Estimated Prophet”. After some “Space” jamming, the band slid into a “Bird Song” jam that segued into The Beatles’ “Day Tripper.” They returned to play “Bird Song” proper, before going into “King Solomon’s Marbles.” Finally, they closed the set with a reprise of “Bird Song”, putting a cap on a great set of music at The Cap.Set two continued with an opening “Til The Morning Comes”, with Alecia Chakour, who stayed on for “Passenger” as well. The band called on Cochemea Gastelum, of the Dap-Kings, to accompany on a great version of “Viola Lee Blues,” which erupted into a great improvisational jam before settling into “Uncle John’s Band.” They segued “UJB” into the Benevento Russo Duo song “Becky,” leaving Marco Benevento and Joe Russo to showcase their original tune before returning to “Uncle John’s Band.”Watch “Viola Lee Blues” below, courtesy of the band.They then reprised “Viola Lee Blues” before going into a debut cover of “Hood Doo Voo Doo” by Wilco/Billy Bragg/Woody Guthrie, before turning things up with an excellent “Turn On Your Lovelight” > “Shakedown Street” combination. They ultimately closed the set with “Throwing Stones”, and would return for one more song, an encore rendition of The Band’s “The Weight” with Alecia Chakour once more.Joe Russo’s Almost Dead will ring in the New Year at The Capitol Theatre, tonight, December 31st. You can check out the full audio from last night’s show below, as well as the full setlist.Setlist: Joe Russo’s Almost Dead | The Capitol Theatre | Port Chester, NY | 12/30/16Set 1 (8:45PM – 10:12PM)King Bee Jam + ->The Eleven @ (All) >BIODTL # (SM) >Feel Like A Stranger (SM) >Cumberland Blues $ (All) ->The Stranger (Two Souls In Communion) (AC)Estimated Prophet (SM) ->Space ->Bird Song Jam + ->Day Tripper % (TH) ->Bird Song ^ (TH) ->King Solomon’s Marbles & ->Bird Song Reprise + (TH)Set 2 (10:49PM – 12:??AM)Til The Morning Comes + (All + AC) ->Passenger + (SM & AC) ->Viola Lee Blues * (All) ->Jam ->Uncle John’s Band (All) ->Becky @@ ->Uncle John’s Band Reprise (All) ->Viola Lee Blues Reprise (All) ->Hoo Doo Voo Doo ++ (SM) ->Lovelight * (AC) ->Shakedown Street ## (TH) >Throwing Stones $$ (SM)ENC: The Weight (All + AC)AC is Alecia Chakour (Tedeschi Trucks Band) on Vocals+ – First Time Played by Almost Dead@ – With at Throwin’ Stones Tease (TH)# – 30 Beat BIODTL for Dec 30th$ – With Feel Like A Stranger & Hoedown (Aaron Copeland) Teases (MB) & a Lovelight Jam (Band)% – First Time Played by Almost Dead, Beatles Cover, Unfinished, 2 verses were sung^ – With a Day Tripper (The Beatles) Tease (MB)& – Unfinished* – With Cochemea Gastelum (Dap Kings) on Bari Sax@@ – Benevento Russo Duo Cover, not played since 2015-10-03, a gap of 46 shows. Basically only Joe & Marco played on this song.++ – Wilco/Billy Bragg/Woody Guthrie Cover, First Time Played by Almost Dead.## – With a MB Piano Solo, an On The Road Again Tease (Band), a “That’s All” (Phil Collins) Tease – I think, it might be something else (Band) & an unknown jam (Band) that I may be able to figure out.$$ – With an Unknown Tease (TH)[Setlist via Peter Costello // Joe Russo’s Almost Dead Facebook]
On the second night of their three night New Year’s run at Broomfield, CO’s 1STBANK Center, The String Cheese Incident came out firing on all cylinders. After an opening set by the brotherly duo The Floozies, which showcased some straight up funk with some serious electronic leanings, the CO-based act left it all out on the table for those in attendance.Keyboardist Kyle Hollingsworth may have broken his wrist over the last few days, but as evidenced during the “One Step Closer” opening, you wouldn’t have noticed a thing. The group immediately went into the fairly new song “Hi Ho No Show” which showcased some vintage Cheese early on in the set, foretelling of things to come as the night rolled on.Watch “One Step Closer” below, courtesy of The String Cheese Incident.“Dijbouti Bump” led into a debut cover of the Talking Heads‘ “Nothing But Flowers” from the band’s 1988 album Naked, a song that fits the SCI repertoire perfectly. “Shine” was the right choice to end the first set, as the song is the quintessential Cheese song, down to its core, front to back, showcasing an uncanny synergy amongst each band member and their ability to elevate a room to next level heights.After a brief set break, SCI opened the second set with a solid “Valley of the Jig” that featured brothers Matt and Mark Hill of The Floozies on guitar and percussion, respectively, letting things open up and getting the dance party started once again. “Come As You Are” may very well have been the MVP song of the evening, as Hollingsworth toyed with the crowd with his one-handed stylee, due to his dealing with a broken left wrist.Watch “Valley of the Jig” below, courtesy of The String Cheese Incident.2001’s Outside and Inside number “Sing a New Song” featured Billy Nershi giving his best Western-style leads with the perfect amount of twang to pique our interests. Quite possibly the best performed song of the weekend, thus far. “Land’s End > Glory Chords” featured a righteous groove from Michael Travis and Jason Hann, while Michael Kang took things to a whole other level on the mandolin. “Let’s Go Outside” kept things rolling along, and “Restless Wind” ended the second set in proper fashion, as everyone in attendance responded with plenty of vigor.Cheese has an innate ability to make certain cover songs entirely their own, and the encore of Peter Gabriel‘s “Shakin’ The Tree” was no exception, as SCI completely owned it. If last night was any indication, the group’s New Year’s Eve celebration is going to be something very special this evening.Setlist: The String Cheese Incident | 1STBANK Center | Broomfield, CO | 12/30/16Set 1: One Step Closer, Hi Ho No Show, Until The Music’s Over, These Waves> Djibouti Bump> Nothing But Flowers1, ShineSet 2: Valley of The Jig, Come As You Are, Sing a New Song, Falling Through the Cracks> Land’s End > Glory Chords, Let’s Go Outside, Restless WindEncore: Shakin’ The Tree1 First time played, Talking Heads cover[Thanks to Chris Hermann for the setlist]
Load remaining images When Phish is at Madison Square Garden, there’s never any shortage of post-show fun. Last night, two truly funky bands in lespecial and Kung Fu threw down for some serious late night jammers. lespecial set up shop at DROM, while Kung Fu held it down at The Cutting Room! ‘Tis the season for late night raging, and both of these shows from the CEG Presents after party series were sure to be a great time!Check out photos from both events below, courtesy of Capacity Images.