Ms. Lauryn Hill Makes Up For Grammys Absence With Astounding Fallon Performance

first_imgFans eager to see the legendary Lauryn Hill at the 2016 GRAMMYs were supremely disappointed, as the beloved Fugees singer cancelled her collaboration at the last minute. Hill was scheduled to perform with The Weeknd, but the details of their performance had leaked, causing Hill to back out early.Since surprise was such a crucial element to the performance, Hill used that to her advantage by appearing with The Weeknd during his scheduled performance on The Tonight Show With Jimmy Fallon. There, Hill and The Weeknd sang “In The Night” from his 2015 album, Beauty Behind the Madness, with some intense interchanges between the two renowned musicians.Watch the performance below:last_img read more

Phil Lesh Returns With John Scofield, Chris Robinson For Terrapin Crossroads Finale

first_imgAfter celebrating a “Spring Fling” at the new outdoor Terrapin Crossroads space, Phil Lesh brought his “Friends” inside to finish up a two-night run inside the Grate Room. Lesh returned with an all-star lineup that included Chris Robinson, John Scofield, Ross James, Tony Leone and Jason Crosby, keeping the band mostly the same as the previous show but substituting Scott Law for Ross James. The band got to rocking from the getgo, opening with “U.S. Blues” and busting out Grateful Dead hit after hit.The show not only featured choice Dead material, but a cover of Ray Charles’ “I Don’t Need No Doctor,” as well as two selections from the Bob Dylan catalog: “A Hard Rain’s A Gonna Fall” and the encore, “It’s All Over Now, Baby Blue.” Listen to full audio below thanks to Quinfolk. Check out the full setlist below, courtesy of PhilZone.org.Setlist: Phil Lesh and Friends at Terrapin Crossroads Grate Room, San Rafael, CA – 5/22/16Set 1: US Blues (CR, RJ), Deal (CR), Ramble On Rose (CR), West L.A. Fade Away (CR), I Don’t Need No Doctor (Ray Charles) (CR) > They Love Each Other (CR), Samson and Delilah (RJ, CR)Set 2: A Hard Rain’s A Gonna Fall (Bob Dylan) (CR) > Viola Lee Blues (CR,PL,RJ), The Wheel (PL,CR) > Unbroken Chain (PL) > Cassidy (RJ), Stella Blue (CR) > Eyes Of The World (PL) > I Know You Rider (PL,CR)Encore: It’s All Over Now, Baby Blue (Bob Dylan) (CR)last_img read more

Herbie Hancock, Robert Glasper Experiment & BADBADNOTGOOD To Play Prospect Park

first_imgAn amazing, one-time-only Jazz Fusion concert is coming to Celebrate Brooklyn! at the Prospect Park Bandshell, on August 11th. The show will be headlined by genre pioneer and Piano and Keyboard legend Herbie Hancock, and he’ll be joined by an all-star band featuring James Genus on Bass, Trevor Lawrence Jr. on Drums, Lionel Loueke on Guitar, and Terrace Martin on Keyboards and Saxophone.Supporting this incredible lineup will be none other than modern fusion/R&B masters The Robert Glasper Experiment. Piano player and bandleader Robert Glasper, whose hip hop/R&B/jazz project Black Radio was a huge crossover success that scored the artist a Best R&B Album Grammy, most recently released an acoustic album called Covered, featuring jazzy arrangements of songs by contemporary artists like Kendrick Lamar and Radiohead.Glasper also featured heavily on Lamar’s brilliant To Pimp A Butterfly record, and he frequently collaborates with bass god Thundercat. The Robert Glasper Experiment is made up of Derrick Hodge on Bass, Mark Colenburg on Drums, and Casey Benjamin on Saxaphone and Vocoder, and is a band not to be missed, with its wild improvisations and interesting song selection.Finally, young Canadian act BADBADNOTGOOD has just been added to this crazy bill. Known for their genre-bending collaborations, BBNG are a fusion group that focuses on the combination of Jazz and Hip Hop. Having worked with such artists as Ghostface Killah, Tyler, The Creator, Frank Ocean and more, BBNG play a varied set of improvisation, electronica, and jazzy hip hop beats.Find full info on this show here, and purchase tickets here.last_img read more

Watch Carlos Santana Join Buddy Guy For Legendary Guitar Duel In San Francisco

first_imgThe word legend comes to mind when describing either Carlos Santana or Buddy Guy. It’s a fair use of the word for these two musicians, who together have over 100 years experience in the music business. When the two came together last night at The Masonic Temple in San Francisco, CA, the reverence in the room must have been overwhelming.Santana, a Bay Area native, plugged in and got to work immediately dueling with Guy on guitars. The two traded licks back and forth before cruising into a cover of Junior Wells’ “Little By Little (I’m Losing You).” It’s an awe-inspiring moment of rock and roll.Watch the video from last night’s show, streaming below courtesy of LowPlainsDrifter on YouTube.[H/T JamBase]last_img read more

Watch Phish’s Full Band “Drums” During “Piper” From Dick’s Finale [Pro-Shot]

first_imgInstrument swapping jams have become a regular occurrence during Phish’s summer touring, with apparent mixed reactions from fans. While some welcome the band’s antics with glee, others would prefer the members find new corners of musical exploration on their own instruments.Whichever side of the debate you may fall, there’s no denying that Phish put down something special with their instrument swapping at Dick’s Sporting Goods Park last night. During a great jam session in “Piper,” it was Trey Anastasio who first moved over to the Marimba Lumina near Jon Fishman’s drum kit. Soon, Mike Gordon and Page McConnell followed suit, and before long a full-band drum-off was underway! Phish.net annotated the track as “Drums,” noting that the last full “Drums” included Grateful Dead’s Bill Kreutzmann at Red Rocks in 2009.Of course, the band didn’t just stop there, picking back up their instruments and teasing out the return of Talking Heads’ “Crosseyed and Painless” before careening into a monster “Light” for the second set. You can read the full review here.Watch Phish’s “Piper” with full band “Drums” jam, courtesy of Tom Rowles, below.last_img read more

Tedeschi Trucks Band Amazes LA With Soulful Performance [Full Video]

first_imgIf you were to form a fantasy band today, and you couldn’t pick more than one person in an existing group, who would you choose?Chances are, Derek Trucks would be at or near the top of the list for lead guitarist. The 37-year-old slide guitar prodigy lived up to his legendary billing (and then some) during the first show of Tedeschi Trucks Band’s two-night run at the Orpheum Theatre in downtown Los Angeles.Every time Trucks took center stage, whether for a slow-building crescendo to end the “Rise Up” opener or a stirring sitar imitation through a cover of the Beatles’ “Within You, Without You” into “Just As Strange”, he captured the imagination of an enthusiastic crowd and took it on a magic carpet ride of possibilities. Song after song, the crowd stood to applaud Trucks’ masterful ax work, often well before the end of the tracks themselves.But Trucks wasn’t the only one in the band who brought people to their feet. Nor is he the only one worthy of fantasy band consideration.Susan Tedeschi’s voice alone should put her in the running. Her gravely vocals growled through the aisles like a sultry cement mixer. She lent poise and purpose with prose to TTB’s rambling, rolling set pieces, and soared into the night sky with wails on “Don’t Know What It Means” and “Bird on a Wire.” During “Pity The Fool” and the “Let’s Go Get Stoned” encore, Tedeschi transformed the stage into a pulpit, preaching about peace and love to a willing choir.It’s no disrespect to say that Tedeschi is a better singer than guitarist. That superior skill allows her to stand out from and expertly lead a gifted 12-piece ensemble.But don’t discount Tedeschi’s guitar work, either. She plucked away aplenty and with aplomb during “Leaving Trunk” while ceding lead vocal duties to the towering talents of Mike Mattison.If there’s a dark horse choice for a fantasy band selection among TTB, it’s Kofi Burbridge. The brother of Allman Brothers Band and Dead and Co. bassist Oteil Burbridge was a force of nature on both keyboards and flute. He tickled his not-quite-ivories on “The Letter,” fluttered away on the flute during “Idle Wind” and combined with Trucks on a mesmerizing wind-and-strings duel for “I Want More.”In truth, just about everyone in TTB could carry a track if so called upon. Tyler Greenwell and J.J. Johnson engaged in some drum battles of their own. Kebbi Williams strutted through a slew of saxophone scats, including one that highlighted a cover of Carlos Santana’s “Soul Sacrifice.” Ephraim Owens’ trumpet and Elizabeth Lea’s trombone both came alive during the night’s final number. So did the voice of Alecia Chakour, who spent most of the evening humbly tapping away on the tambourine before she stepped forward.It’s that depth and breadth of talent across instruments and roles that makes Tedeschi Trucks Band one of the best bands around, as far as pure musical skill and performance is concerned.Make no mistake, though: Trucks’ ripping guitar work remains the group’s raison d’etre and would be the same for any fantasy band.Check out the full show video and a gallery by Brandon Weil, below! Load remaining imageslast_img read more

Umphrey’s McGee Shares “Life During Exodus” Mash Up From Upcoming “ZONKEY” Album

first_imgCome November 11th, Umphrey’s McGee will release ZONKEY, a new studio album that features recordings of the band’s famed mash up tracks. A staple of special live performances, ZONKEY marks the first time that Umphrey’s has taken their creative mash up songs into the studio.Today, we have our second taste of this new concept, as the band has shared a mashing of Talking Heads’ “Life During Wartime” and Bob Marley’s “Exodus,” with Frank Zappa’s “City of Tiny Lites” and Chicago’s “25 or 6 to 4” as well. First played on 10/27/12, the song has appeared periodically in UM’s setlists ever since. The studio version takes the song to the next level, as the band patiently mixes up the two famed songs with glee.Listen to “Life During Exodus” below, as premiered by the WSJ.You can also stream the first track released from the album, “National Loser Anthem,” right here. That one mixes Radiohead’s “National Anthem”, Beck’s “Loser”, and Phil Collins’ “In The Air Tonight” to create some mash up magic. The full tracklisting for ZONKEY can be seen below.ZONKEY Track Listing“National Loser Anthem”“National Anthem” (Radiohead) + “Loser” (Beck) + “In The Air Tonight” (Phil Collins)“Life During Exodus”“Life During Wartime” (Talking Heads) + “Exodus” (Bob Marley) + “City of Tiny Lites” (Frank Zappa) + “25 or 6 to 4” (Chicago)“Can’t Rock My Dream Face”“Rock With You” (Michael Jackson) + “Can’t Feel My Face” (The Weeknd) + “Dreams” (Fleetwood Mac)“Sad Clint Eastwood”“Sad But True” (Metallica) + “Clint Eastwood” (Gorillaz)“Electric Avenue To Hell”“Highway To Hell” (AC/DC) + “Electric Avenue” (Eddy Grant) + “The Triple Wide” (Umphrey’s McGee)“Ace Of Long Nights”“Ace of Spades” (Motörhead) + “It’s Gonna Be a Long Night” (Ween)“Sweet Sunglasses”“Sweet Dreams” (Eurythmics) + “Sunglasses at Night” (Corey Hart) + “Electric Feel” (MGMT)“Strangletage”“Stranglehold” (Ted Nugent) + “Sabotage” (Beastie Boys)“Come As Your Kids”“Kids” (MGMT) + “Come As You Are” (Nirvana) + “You Spin Me Round (Like a Record)” (Dead or Alive)“Frankie Zombie”“Thunder Kiss ’65” (White Zombie) + “Relax” (Frankie Goes to Hollywood) + “Have a Cigar” (Pink Floyd)“Bulls On The Bus”“Bulls On Parade” (Rage Against the Machine) + “Mark On the Bus” (Beastie Boys)“Bittersweet Haj”“Hajimemashite” (Umphrey’s McGee) + “Bitter Sweet Symphony” (The Verve)last_img read more

Watch Eddie Vedder’s Excitement For The Cubs Winning The World Series

first_imgLast night, the Chicago Cubs won the World Series for the first time in 108 years. While every diehard Cubs fan has been waiting for this day their whole lives, perhaps none symbolize this excitement as much as Pearl Jam singer Eddie Vedder.Of course Vedder was at the game, and CBS News got an interview with him right after the historic victory. We’ll let you watch the rest. Congrats Cubs!This morning, the Cubs posted a montage video using Vedder’s “All The Way”, a song written in 2007 per the request of Ernie Banks, longtime infielder who died last year, also known as “Mr. Cub” or “Mr. Sunshine.” The video is almost as tearjerking as their victory after a 108 year streak of loss. Watch it below:last_img read more

My Morning Jacket Covers Classic Songs, Welcomes Guests And More In Mexico Opener [Setlist/Videos]

first_imgOne Big Holiday continues today with a beach-front Super Bowl party as well as sets from Preservation Hall Jazz Band, MMJ and more. For a complete schedule of performances, visit the event’s website.[Cover photo – Josh Timmermans][h/t – JamBase] Last night, My Morning Jacket kicked off the third edition of their annual Mexican getaway, One Big Holiday, at Riviera Maya, Mexico’s Hard Rock Hotel. This year’s 5-day lineup boasts three shows from the Jacket as well as performances by Gary Clark Jr., The Head and the Heart, Kurt Vile & The Violators, and much more.Day one of One Big Holiday began with an set by Brooklyn indie five-piece Lucius and ended with a late-night set from Preservation Hall Jazz Band, but the main event of the evening was My Morning Jacket’s 2017 debut, a massive headlining performance featuring Jacket classics, Jim James solo tunes, sing-along covers, and much more.The band kicked off the performance with a cover of Woody Guthrie‘s “This Land Is Your Land” featuring members of Preservation Hall Jazz Band and Lucius. My Morning Jacket welcomed the Lucius singers again for “Golden” (off 2003’s It Still Moves), which led into a Beatles mashup, as James sang the lyrics to “Here Comes The Sun” over “Golden”‘s instrumentals.The sit-ins would not stop there. The Lucius girls joined the band again a few songs later for a rousing run through Pink Floyd classic “Wish You Were Here” before members of PHJB once again joined the party for a collaborative “Purple Rain.” Finally, the guests joined the band one last time for the final song of their encore, Bob Dylan‘s “Like A Rolling Stone.” You can watch a selection of fan-shot videos from the night one performance below, via YouTube user Steve Belinski:“Golden”/”Here Comes The Sun”: “Spring (Among the Living)”:“Bermuda Highway” (encore opener/Jim James thanks audience):last_img read more

Gorillaz Officially Announce New Album, Confirm Special Guests, Will Premiere Two Tracks Today

first_imgDamon Albarn will premiere two of the album’s tracks during an appearance on BBC Radio 1 later this afternoon at 3:00 p.m. ET.. Check out the official announcement below: After so many months of hinting, Gorillaz have officially announced their new album, Humanz due out April 28th, 2017. The announcement came in the form of a series of Instagram posts, with each post spelling out the name Humanz, along with photos of the guest collaborators that will be featured on the album. The confirmed collaborators, as previously leaked, include Mavis Staples, Carly Simon, Grace Jones, De La Soul, Savages’ Jehnny Beth, Pusha T, Danny Brown, Vince Staples, Kelela, and D.R.A.M. In addition to all this, the animated band, led by James Hewlett and Damon Albarn, revealed new character images for 2D, Noodle, Russell, and Murdoc.last_img read more