Lettuce Throws Down A Supreme Night Of Funk In Denver

first_imgThe Brooklyn-born funk band, Lettuce, brought their Sounds Like A Party tour to the sold-out Fillmore Auditorium in Denver, CO last night and had the packed hall getting down to their smooth and funky grooves. Supported by fellow New Yorkers, TAUK, the night was one for the books.Notably, Adam Deitch, drummer extraordinaire was joined by Tyler Coomes, bassist Jesus Coomes’s brother, and Bobby Deitch, his father, on percussion, keeping the rhythm section a family affair that had it locked down throughout the night. Nigel Hall also joined the band, treating the crowd to his soulful and spirited vocals.By nine o’clock, a line more than a block long twisted down the street filled with people stoked to get in and get down. The night opened up with DJ sets from Maddy O’Neal and The Geek x Vrv, which got the crowd in the mood to rage proper. By the time TAUK took the stage, the crowd was visibly hyped and ready to get down.TAUK’s seven-song set had the dance floor moving. Their tease-heavy performance highlighted the band’s ability to stay super tight and in control at any tempo and while switching between styles, though staying true to a rock-heavy sound. Particularly, their guitarist, Matt Jalbert, showed off with super shreddy solos, and drummer Isaac Teel locked down the rhythm and kept the crowd hype. The four on stage transitioned seamlessly between ambient grooves and aggressive, and sometimes almost frenetic, improvisational jams that energized the crowd and got them ready to party for Lettuce.When Lettuce finally took the stage, the crowd’s stoke levels were on high. True to the name of the tour, Lettuce ensured that the Fillmore was a total party and proved why the ensemble has become one of the preeminent funk acts in the scene. The band seemed to be getting into the Halloween spirit, as they moved between spooky and darker sounding sections as well as spacier and atmospheric grooves that would transition back into the classic funk sound the band is known for.As is Lettuce’s style, each member of the band (save Eric Krasno, who is currently touring independently) flexed their talents during the show, showing off their virtuosic musical abilities and keeping the crowd hyped. As always, the Shady Horns were a sight to behold with Ryan Zoidis on sax and Benny Bloom on trumpet treating the crowd to delicious horn solos. Jesus Coomes was front and center and kept the crowd hyped by laying down funky bass lines that drove many of the songs and kept the crowd amped. Adam Smirnoff frequently soared over airier jams on guitar and treated the crowd to heater guitar solos that took the energy to the next level. On the keys, Neal Evans tore it up, emerging at points to show off with some virtuosic riffs that allowed him to shine. Adam Deitch slayed on the kit, per usual, and the sit-ins from Tyler Coomes and Bobby Deitch were welcome additions for the night.Standout moments of the night included a Tears for Fears cover, “Everybody Wants to Rule the World,” which had the whole crowd stoked once they realized what song it was. “Phyllis” was another crowd pleaser that kicked off with a spacey intro and was carried by the melodic keys a la Neal Evans and Benny Bloom’s soaring trumpet parts. The night was appropriately closed out by “Sounds Like A Party,” where Nigel Hall amped up the crowd and left them wanting more.True to its name, Lettuce’s sold-out stop in Denver on their Sounds Like A Party tour was a total party. The tour, which will continue into November, is making its way East. Members of Lettuce will also be playing at the Brooklyn Comes Alive festival on October 22nd. Don’t miss out, and peep their website or their upcoming tour dates below to catch them at a city near you.You can see the band’s tour schedule below, and check out a full gallery courtesy of Rios.Photos.Upcoming Lettuce 2016 Shows:10/26 – Baltimore, MD – Ram’s Head Live10/27 – Charlottesville, VA – Jefferson Theater10/28 – Asheville, NC – The Orange Peel10/29 – Live Oak, FL – Suwanee Hulaween10/31 – Baton Rouge, LA – Varsity Theater11/2 – San Antonio, TX – Sam’s Burger Joint11/3 – Houston, TX – Warehouse Live11/4 – Dallas, TX – Gas Monkey11/5 – Austin, TX – Emo’s11/6 – Tulsa, OK – Cain’s Ballroom11/9 – Louisville, KY – Headliners Music Hall11/11 – New York, NY – PlayStation Theater11/12 – New York, NY – PlayStation Theater11/26 – San Francisco, CA – Bill Graham Civic Auditorium12/1 – Pantanal, Dominican Republic – Breathless and Now Onyx12/30 – Portland, ME – State Theatre12/31 – Boston, MA – House of Blues Load remaining imageslast_img read more

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Watch Allen Toussaint Play “Get Out Of My Life, Woman” At “Dear Jerry” Tribute Concert [Pro-Shot]

first_imgLast May, an all-star cast of musicians teamed up to honor Jerry Garcia at the “Dear Jerry” tribute show. With dozens of amazing performers on hand, the night was a true celebration of all things Garcia, picking on songs from his years with the Grateful Dead, Jerry Garcia Band and more.One of the most unique performances of the night came from Allen Toussaint, who played his own song “Get Out Of My Life, Woman.” The song was played many times over with JGB in the 80’s and 90’s, making Toussaint’s original song a fitting tribute to the late great Garcia.Just six months later, Toussaint would pass away on tour in Madrid, Spain, leaving behind a monumental legacy of New Orleans-based music. Naturally, Dead & Company took the moment to honor both Toussaint and Garcia with a rendition of that same song, “Get Out Of My Life, Woman.”Today, organizers of Dear Jerry have shared the pro-shot live video of Toussaint’s memorable performance at Dear Jerry. You can watch the magic unfold in the video below.last_img read more

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Aqueous Release New In-Studio Jam With “Numbers and Facts” [Video]

first_imgBuffalo, NY-based up and coming jam act, Aqueous, is finishing 2016 off on quite the high note. With a late-night celebration on Dec. 28th at DROM following Phish at Madison Square Garden in New York City, with Chicago’s Mungion coming up (don’t sleep on this show; get tix here), the group has been in the studio working on material, and have shared some seriously tight new jams.Watch Aqueous Crush “Origami” In New Pro-Shot, In-Studio VideoThe latest in-studio video that they have let out into the universe is the original “Numbers and Facts,” which shows guitarist Mike Gantzer, Dave Loss on rhythm guitar, bassist Evan McPhaden and drummer Rob Houk in full-on improvisational glory. Take a listen below:last_img

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Aqueous and Mungion Rage NYC With Post-Phish Throwdown [Gallery/Videos]

first_imgLoad remaining images Here’s a video of Aqueous covering “Fame” by David Bowie in the deep hours of the night:Check out the gallery below, courtesy of Jeremy Scott Photography. Last night after the Phish show let out of Madison Square Garden, fans headed over to DROM for some late-night action. Aqueous and Mungion made up the incredible double-bill, blasting fans with pure rock and roll to the umpteenth degree. The first of many after-parties packed the room with high energy, taking in deep breaths of excitement and letting out sighs of gratitude for both up-and-coming bands.Mungion kicked the late-night off properly, blending elements of Rock, Jazz, Latin, Metal, Bluegrass, Jam, Electronic, Classical, World Music, and Funk, to create a sound that is truly their own. Afterwards came Aqueous, who muscled their innate ability for both composition and improvisation by balancing their impressive songwriting with their natural tendencies to jam. Craig Brodhead from Turkuaz even joined in for their original tune “Origami”.Here’s a clip of Mungion closing out their incredible set, before Aqueous took the stage:last_img read more

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Members of Lettuce, Karl Denson, & Prince’s Band To Play “MJ Vs. Stevie” Tribute During Jazz Fest

first_imgSunday night of the second weekend of Jazz Fest provides one last chance to enjoy the musical magic of New Orleans. After ten days of non-stop music across the city, Sunday is the last hurrah, the time to say goodbye to another year of unmatchable performances from unique groups of artists. This year, on Sunday, May 7th, the exciting “Michael Jackson vs. Stevie Wonder” tribute will return to Jazz Fest for its third consecutive year, descending on The Howlin’ Wolf to close things down just after Zigaboo Modeliste’s 19th Annual Funk Revue finishes up. This year’s lineup is straight out of control.EXCLUSIVE: Zigaboo Modeliste Details Late-Night Jazz Fest Traditions Ahead Of 19th Annual Funk RevueThe project was originally started as a trio between Eric “Benny” Bloom, Adam Deitch, and Wil Blades, and all three of those extremely talented musicians will be on hand for this edition of “MJ vs. Stevie.” Joining them will be Deitch and Bloom’s energetic Lettuce teammate, vocalist Nigel Hall, along with Karl Denson’s Tiny Universe guitar player DJ Williams, and mysterious former Prince bassist MonoNeon, who is emerging from Internet fame to join a number of impressive lineups during this year’s Jazz Fest late night series.This is a sure-to-be-outrageous show, with a lineup that’s jam-packed with ridiculous talent at every instrument, performing the catalogs of two of the most beloved artists to grace funk, soul, and pop music. Rising stars Organ Freeman will also be on hand to add to the fun, as they’ll turn in a late-night set in “The Den” just after MJ vs. Stevie finishes up.See below for full information on this Michael Jackson vs. Stevie Wonder tribute that continues to be one of the most interesting and special shows at Jazz Fest each year.– SHOW INFO –Artist: Michael Jackson vs. Stevie Wonder, featuring Eric “Benny” Bloom, Wil Blades, Adam Deitch, DJ Williams & MonoNeonVenue: The Howlin’ Wolf – 907 S Peters St, New Orleans, LA 70130Date: Sunday, May 7th, 2017Price: $25adv / $35dos (purchase tickets here)Time: Doors 9:00 PM / Show 10:00 pm If you’ll be down in New Orleans for Jazz Fest this year, don’t miss out on all of the awesome late night music options taking place across the city. Learn more about all of the amazing music you can catch at this link.last_img read more

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Glostik Willy Is Taking Their “Hippy Metal” Nationwide On Spring 2017 Tour

first_imgThis Spring, Indiana-based funky rock three-piece Glostik Willy has embarked on a a nationwide run of shows as part of their “Toast The Coast” 2017 Spring Tour. As the tour rolls on, the band will take their “hippy metal” jams through Florida, Texas, New Mexico, California, Oregon, and Wisconsin, before ending up back in the midwest at May Daze 2017 in College Corner, OH on May 5th-6th. Says guitars Jameson Bradford of the tour, “We are finally doing it and taking our time while creating new friends along the way, making our story with those who love us in these far-off places…they’ve never had the chance to see us and now they can!”You can check out the music video for “Alibi” from Glostik Willy’s most recent album, Willy Town, below:Glostik Willy was formed in early 2008 by Jameson “Jay Moe” Bradford (guitar), his brother Ralf Mowf (drums) and childhood best friend Buddha Aguilar (bass). At the time, the boys were already five year veterans of the Midwest Music scene, having started their first band together at age 12. Since then, Glostik Willy has developed and sought to bridge the gap between rock and jam by forming their own genre of music that can only be described as “Hippy Metal.” To date, Glostik Willy has logged over 600 performances in more than 25 states and 2 countries. The band has hosted eight Midwest music and arts festivals, including their signature Willy Fest (headlined this past year by Molly Hatchet), and performed sets at over 70 festivals around the country.Accompanying Glostik Willy on the tour as special guest is jam poet FlowPoetry on his “Weaving Whispers” Spring Tour 2017. FlowPoetry, the “originator of Jam Poetry” from Madison, WI, will weave his socially conscious poems and stories throughout each show, bringing a spoken word element to each event.For a full list of upcoming dates for both acts, head here (Glostik Willy) and here (Flowpoetry).last_img read more

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Watch Primus Perform “Moron TV” At Summer Camp In 2014 [Pro-Shot]

first_imgWe’re coming up on the eve of Summer Camp Music Festival, with the three-day festival slated to take over Three Sisters Park in Chillicothe, Illinois, during Memorial Day Weekend. In addition to moe., Umphrey’s McGee, Trey Anastasio Band, Pretty Lights Live, and Zeds Dead, the legendary band that is Primus—the trio composed of bassist Les Claypool, guitarist Larry LaLande, and drummer Tim Alexander—will also be topping the bill.Primus & Clutch Announce Huge Tour TogetherTo get us all stoked for Primus’s upcoming performance at the festival, Summer Camp just released a brand-new video of the band performing “Moron TV” back in 2014, for their 14th annual iteration of the festival. The video was shot on May 23rd of that year, and the clip was directed by Jay Blakesberg and edited by Andrew Feigl. You can watch this throwback Primus performance of “Moron TV” below.last_img read more

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Ringo Starr’s New Album Features Paul McCartney, Peter Frampton, Edgar Winter, And More [Single]

first_imgThe album will also be paired with four bonus tracks: The recently recovered original recording of Starr’s “Back Off Boogaloo” that the drummer found while moving houses, plus re-recorded takes on three Starr hits featuring Alberta Cross and Vandaveer.You can listen to the title single from the album below via Spotify. Give Me More Love will be released on September 10th, and Ringo Starr will be hitting the road with His All-Starr Band this fall in support of the album. For a full list of upcoming dates, head to Ringo’s website. At the end of last week, Beatles drummer Ringo Starr announced the upcoming release of his 19th solo studio album, Give More Love, Starr’s first since Postcards From Paradise in 2015. The album includes a host of well-known guest collaborators, including Joe Walsh, Peter Frampton (“Laughable”), Richard Marx (“Speed of Sound”), Glen Ballard (“Electricity”), Dave Stewart, Don Was and Timothy B. Schmit.But easily the most exciting collaboration on the list is the only other living Beatle–Sir Paul McCartney himself. Starr hinted at the duo working together earlier this year, when he tweeted a picture of the two in the studio. Now, it has been confirmed that McCartney is featured on the new track “Show Me The Way,” which also features studio work from Walsh, who is Starr’s brother-in-law. This marks the first collab between McCartney and Starr since Ringo’s 2010 record Y Not.last_img read more

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The New Grateful Dead Musical, ‘Red Roses, Green Gold’, Is Opening In October!

first_imgA few months ago, Broadway World announced that a new musical featuring the music of the Grateful Dead was in the works. At the time, the new project was described as “a new musical comedy, featuring the music of THE GRATEFUL DEAD- a semi-fantastical and immersive Americana tale of the Jones family in 1920’s Cumberland, Maryland, as they con, swindle and gamble their way into riches.” During the initial announcement of the project, most of the information about this new Grateful Dead musical was gleaned from the show’s casting call, which confirmed that Dead & Company’s Jeff Chimenti would serve as musical director and Rachel Klein as director.Jackie Greene To Lead Members Of Dead & Co, moe., Twiddle In Charity Grateful Dead TributeYesterday, Rolling Stone shed more light on the project, noting that the new musical will be called Red Roses, Green Gold and that it will open at New York City’s Minetta Lane Theatre in the fall, with previews starting October 11th and the show opening to the public on October 29th. Rolling Stone‘s preview also notes that director Rachel Klein will serve as the choreographer for the project and that Michael Norman Mann wrote the show’s script. Mann is no stranger to Grateful Dead musicals, as the writer has previously penned two projects featuring the Grateful Dead’s music—Cumberland Blues in the late 90’s and Shakedown Street, which opened in 2005.Ahead of Red Roses, Green Gold‘s opening, you can check out the former Equity casting notice for the show, which sheds a little more insight into what to expect from the Grateful Dead musical. Among the list of characters, we have Jack, the cunning family patriarch; Melinda, the beautiful and independent daughter described as “a total lady boss”; Mick (a.k.a. “The Candy Man”), the charismatic and sexy trickster; Jessup, the villainous wealthy mining tycoon; and Dudley, the “lovable, slow-witted son” of the villian, Jessup. Being a Grateful Dead musical, no cast would be complete without a Bertha, who is described as a “firecracker.” And, being a musical in general, no such casting would be complete without a mysterious out-of-towner who rolls through and must win the love of a lady “despite having some secrets.”Watch Full Video Of The Grateful Dead’s Final Performance At Alpine ValleyTickets for Red Roses, Green Gold go on sale starting September 25th at 10 am (EST), though a pre-sale for American Express cardholders will run from September 13th at 10 am through September 20th at 9:59 am and an Audience Rewards pre-sale will run from September 20th at 10 am to September 25th at 9:59 am (EST). Prices for this Grateful Dead-inspired Broadway show will range from $58 to $88 dollars, though premium tickets will be available for $125 dollars.[H/T Rolling Stone]last_img read more

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Pink Talking Fish Honors Tom Petty During 3-Night Run With Special Encore Tune Each Night

first_img[Video: TheKamherst]“Mary Jane’s Last Dance” [Video: nognuisagoodgnu][Photo: Sarah Bourque] Over the weekend, Pink Talking Fish performed a three-night run across the Northeast, with dates at Buffalo, NY’s Buffalo Iron Works on Thursday, October 6th; Rochester, NY’s Funk ‘n Waffles on Friday, October 7th; and Toronto, ON’s The Mod Club on Saturday, October 8th. During these shows, the beloved Pink Floyd, Talking Heads, and Phish tribute group laid out three of their characteristically high-octane shows. However, as a means to pay tribute to the late Tom Petty, the iconic rock star who passed away last Monday, each night, the group encored with a classic Petty tune. In Buffalo, the group ended their Thursday show with a heartfelt rendition of “Free Fallin’”. The next night, the group encored with “You Wreck Me” in Rochester. Closing out their three-night run, Pink Talking Fish ended the final of their three shows with a fiery performance of “Mary Jane’s Last Dance.”How Tom Petty’s “Free Fallin’” Went From A Studio Joke To A Worldwide Smash HitYou can watch Pink Talking Fish’s Thursday and Saturday tributes to Tom Petty below.“Free Fallin’”last_img read more

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