The Dave Matthews Band has been rocking it on their summer tour, celebrating their 25th anniversary by digging through their catalog and playing classic tunes at each stop on their tour. The band started their run with three new songs, and have played songs new and old for fans every night.Famed NYC Gallery Will Host Dave Matthews Band 25th Anniversary ExhibitLast night at the PNC Music Pavilion in Charlotte, NC, the band continued their trend with a total of four tour debuts. The songs played for the first time in 2016 include the opener, “Squirm,” as well as “So Right,” “If Only,” and “Rooftop.” All four were last played at various points in the band’s tour last fall.Check out a fan-shot video of “Rapunzel” from the show, courtesy of Freddie Hodges, below.The proceeds from last night’s show were also donated to a number of charities that support LGBTQ rights in North Carolina, in solidarity with those protesting against the discriminatory HB2 bathroom bill. More info about that decision can be read here.DMB heads to Atlanta, GA tonight for a show at Aaron’s Amphitheater at Lakewood. The full setlist from last night’s show can be read below. Edit this setlist | More Dave Matthews Band setlists
On this date, twenty one years ago, the Grateful Dead performed their last show as a band. While we still have bands like Dead & Company, Phil Lesh & Friends, and of course last summer’s Fare Thee Well supergroup with Trey Anastasio, the true Grateful Dead played their last show in Chicago at Soldier Field on July 9th, 1995.Unfortunately, the final Dead show marked the completion of a long and winding spring/summer tour, a run that would find legendary guitarist Jerry Garcia as a shell of his former self, broken by addiction once again; this time in front of huge, football-stadium-sized venues packed to the brim with excited fans. Garcia struggled through equipment difficulties all night, eventually having to replace his “Rosebud” guitar with his older “Tiger.” While Garcia’s health problems did cause him to struggle, the guitarist pulled out one of the most sensational “So Many Roads” ever. Watch this emotional performance below, courtesy of YouTube user taste4phree.You can also listen to the full audio, including the incredibly meaningful “Box Of Rain,” below.RIP Jerry.
Though best known for their work in the live setting, STS9 has released many great albums over their illustrious career. One of the fan-favorites from their discography is Artifact, a 2005 album featuring well-known songs like “ReEmergences,” “GLOgli,” “Possibilities” and so many more. Today, the band announced that all 20 songs are featured on an exceptional new re-release, which is already available for purchase!The re-release of Artifact comes as a 2-LP set, capturing the band’s “ode to preservation and change.” The limited edition release is accompanied by a series of exclusive Artifact merchanidse, including shirts, hoodies, leggings and more! What an exciting way to celebrate one of the best livetronica fusion albums ever released.You can find all of the information about this new Artifact rerelease here, and act quickly! The band has mentioned that supplies are very limited.Artifact Tracklisting1. Musical Story, Yes2. Better Day3. By The Morning Sun4. Tokyo5. Artifact6. Native End7. ReEmergences8. Peoples9. GLOgli10. Today11. Tonight the Ocean Swallowed the Moon12. Forest Hu13. Somesing14. Trinocular15. Vibyl16. 8 & a extra17. Possibilities18. People pt. II19. first mist over Clear Lake20. Music, Us
The world was shocked when A Tribe Called Quest announced that they would return with a new album after an eighteen-year lay-off. The album was conceived when the group reunited in 2014, and it was no surprise to see it released just three days after the Presidential election. Race and social injustice are main themes of the new album, addressed with the lyrical eloquence for which ATCQ is known.In support of this new album, and its message, A Tribe Called Quest will make an appearance in New York City this Friday as the guests of hip-hop journalist Elliot Wilson for the CRWN interview series. The event will feature a long conversation with members that we expect to stimulate socially conscious dialogues amongst the hip-hop leaders. The newly announced event will take place at New York City’s Webster Hall this Friday, November 18, in the Marlin Room. The event sold out in minutes, but will most likely be recorded like most other of Wilson’s “CRWN” interviews.The group have only reunited once since the release of their new record on last weekend’s Saturday Night Live. They performed two songs from the new album, “We The People….” and “The Space Program.” Watch the new track’s only live performance below:This morning, they shared a trailer for the upcoming music video for this song. Peep this:
The annual Tibet House Benefit concert, curated by composer Philip Glass, which takes place at New York City’s Carnegie Hall, has announced the additions of both the Alabama Shakes and Ben Harper to its lineup. The event is set for Thursday, March 16th at the historic venue, and will feature performances from Glass (who will also be celebrating his 80th birthday), Iggy Pop, Patti Smith, New Order’s Bernard Sumner, Sufjan Stevens, Laurie Anderson, and more.This year also marks the 30th anniversary of the Tibet House, with all proceeds going to the non-profit organization, which was founded in 1987 at the request of the Dalai Lama. The mission of the Tibet House is to educate and advocate people about the plight of the Tibetan people.Tickets can be purchased at the Tibet House website.
John Mayer is just a few shows deep in his The Search For Everything Tour, stopping at the Verizon Center in Washington D.C. on Thursday night. From top to bottom, these shows have delivered outstanding versions of Mayer’s career-spanning setlist. The show begins with Mayer and a full live band, before the instrumentalists leave the stage to Mayer and an acoustic guitar. Bassist Pino Palladino and drummer Steve Jordan then return for the John Mayer Trio portion of the evening, and are eventually joined by the rest of the full band for another set and encore. The five set show closed with an epilogue of “You’re Gonna Live Forever In Me.”Of the many highlights was the Trio’s tour debut of “Ain’t No Sunshine” by Bill Withers. Thanks to Guitar Music Pro, you can watch fan-shot footage of the performance below:Setlist: John Mayer | Verizon Center | Washington D.C. | 4/6/17FULL BAND: Belief, Why Georgia, I Don’t Trust Myself (With Loving You), Love on the Weekend, VulturesACOUSTIC: 3×5, Emoji of a Wave, Your Body Is a Wonderland, Free Fallin’JOHN MAYER TRIO: Who Did You Think I Was, Ain’t No Sunshine, Bold as LoveFULL BAND REPRISE: Moving On and Getting Over, Blues Run the Game, Queen of California, Who Says, Stitched Up, Slow Dancing in a Burning RoomENCORE: Still Feel Like Your Man, Born and RaisedEPILOGUE: You’re Gonna Live Forever in Me[photo via @johnmayer]
will have a full episode featuring John “JoJo” Hermann of Widespread Panic next Wednesday. Today, however, the program dropped its fourth “Tweener” episode in observance of the passing of legendary musician Prince a year ago today. This mini-episode harkens back to InsideOut wTnS’ Episode 19 which featured extensive interviews with Roger McNamee (Incredibly Prescient Business Mogul, Doobie Decibel System, Moon Alice) and multi-instrumentalist Jason Crosby (Phil Lesh and Friends, Roger Daltrey, Doobie Decibel System and so many others).While McNamee and Crosby each have fascinating stories, this episode focuses on Jason Crosby, a supremely talented musician who has played with an absolutely stunning array of musicians. Jason Crosby first tells about a very special night when he was a member of the Blind Boys of Alabama and Prince showed up side stage. “The bodyguards came over and whispered into Joey’s (Williams, band leader of Blind Boys of Alabama) ear, ‘Prince would like to sit in,” and he walked over (Joey, toward Prince) and was like, ‘do you want this?’ with his guitar. And Prince…met him halfway and grabbed the guitar.” Crosby relates the excitement, and even confusion which resulted from this impromptu collaboration.Then, Jason talks about playing a 1995 gig with Solar Circus in Long Branch, NJ, near Asbury Park the day after Jerry Garcia died. While soundchecking, the band noticed that Bruce Springsteen was sitting at the bar taking in the music. “We sent our elder members of the group….our drummer and guitar player who were like ‘The Guys,’ they went up to him and asked him, “Mr. Springsteen….we have this show tonight, it’s a sold out show, a tribute to Garcia who passed away yesterday. We just have to ask, it’s ok if you say ‘no,’ but would you do one song with us?” Jason tells about how and why this turned into an entire set of Springsteenar Circus, and how over a decade later the spontaneous collaboration was first discussed on , and then later was discussed by Jason and Bruce themselves when they were reunited at Pete Seeger’s 90th Birthday Party at Madison Square Garden.Live For Live Music Presents: The Inside Out With Turner And Seth podcast is slowly but surely earning a reputation for delivering some of the most unique and in-depth music interviews in cyber-land. The program serves up behind-the-scenes “industry” perspectives mixed with journalistic points of view and fan input to offer a unique and varied view of the vast world of organic music–with occasional laughs mixed in for good measure.**For more Inside Out With Turner And Seth episodes, head to their SoundCloud, iTunes, or Stitcher page. You can also email the podcast producers here to submit feedback which may be incorporated into future episodes!**
Today, Pigeons Playing Ping Pong announced the location of their New Year’s Eve run, and the group will be migrating to the Midwest at the end of December! Ahead of New Year’s Eve, Pigeons will hit Cleveland for two nights at the Beachland Ballroom. On the first night of their New Year’s Eve run, December 29th, the group will be joined by Jones For Revival. For their second night in Cleveland on December 30th, the Baltimore-born funk act will be supported by Earphorik. To ring in 2018, Pigeons Playing Ping Pong will travel to Covington, Kentucky, for a special New Year’s Eve celebration at Madison Theater also featuring Flamingosis and Cycles.Pigeons Playing Ping Pong Add Nine New Colorado And Northeast Dates To “Fall Pizazz Tour”Tickets for Pigeons Playing Ping Pong’s upcoming New Year’s Eve run go on sale this Friday, September 22nd, at 10 am via the band’s website here. Also, keep your eyes peeled for upcoming announcements from the band about a special theme announcement for their show on December 31st.[Photo: Phierce Photo]
Elephant Revival came together in 2006, and over the past decade, the group has built a name for itself as one of the premier transcendental folk and bluegrass acts. Today, the band announced that violinist and vocalist Bridget Law would be leaving the Nederland, Colorado-based group to pursue other personal endeavors. Law has become a key member of the group, with Bridget and vocalist and percussionist Bonnie Payne becoming synonymous for many fans.You can read Bridget Law’s full statement about her time with Elephant Revival and her future plans below.What a wild and beautiful journey it has been! Co-founding, nurturing and expressing Elephant Revival has been the greatest accomplishment of my life. Witnessing you all feel the music– breathe, dance, sing, reflect and rejoice with the music– has brought me to tears of joy countless times. Eleven years ago, Elephant Revival played our first gig. Since that day, the band has been the most important thing in my life. But life has a wild way of presenting new opportunities for growth, and it is up to me to listen to my heart and fulfill the purpose of my life while I am still breathing. I will no longer be touring with Elephant Revival, full time. I am being called to give more attention to my family, my body and my personal projects. Because this band has been such a large part of my life, I will always love, support and engage with the entity and I hope to always be involved behind the scenes. There will be many occasions in the future for us to reunite our musical voices; however, for now I am turning over my full time duties to other great musical minds. I am excited to witness the space this will create in the music and the new ideas that will surface. I will miss you all very much, so please reach out and stay in touch with me. You are my tribe!The music lives in my soul and cannot be quieted; playing music will always be a part of my life. I will continue to perform and make musical appearances, you might find me sitting in with Elephant Revival, We Dream Dawn, Bonfire Dub, Intuit, Everyone Orchestra, Keller Williams or performing with my husband in our group “Tierro with Bridget Law.” I plan to engage in the musical community more through recording sessions, speaking publicly, booking and managing bands as well as teaching, both in groups or privately. Be sure to like my personal FB page Bridget Law, to connect with me and be informed on my endeavors.Thank you deeply to all of those who have made the dream of Elephant Revival a wonderful reality! Warm, delightful gratitude to those who love the music! And thank you, sincerely, to my bandmates for being lovely creatures to play and adventure with! May the journey always be profound.~*With Love,.~*Bridget
L4LM: I wouldn’t be shocked to see you end up interviewing Phish at some point soon.Katy Tur: Oh please, that’d be my dream come true! I would die. I would have to make sure Jake Sherman could sit-in on it with me so we could tag-team it.L4LM: If you can get the Trump interview, I think you can get the Trey interview.KT: I feel like the Trey interview is much more difficult, but I would try.L4LM: Everyone is always wondering about people’s stats—how many shows they’ve been to, what’s their favorite, etc. So, I have a couple of different questions about that. First of all, when was your first show?KT: Valentine’s Day 2003—it was at The Forum in Los Angeles. I went with my college boyfriend, and it was the most fun I had ever had in my life. And then they went on hiatus, and they abandoned me! So I went to a bunch of Trey concerts when he was touring, including one at The Greek Theatre. And then, you know, I fell out of touch because Phish was gone for so long, and I moved to New York and got into news. News kind of took me away from Phish. We’re such dorks in this business—we’re not cool dorks, we’re regular dorks—so I lost touch with Phish. They would come to New York for New Year’s Eve, and I would stare longingly at Ticketmaster, but then I was like, “No one’s going to go with me.” None of my friends would go!L4LM: I don’t think you’d have that problem anymore!KT: Listen to this! So I had one vacation over the summer, and it was on Cape Cod. I was standing on the beach, and my fiancé and his two kids were building a giant sandcastle and a big moat around the sandcastle. There’s something about holding a shovel and digging a hole on a beach that attracts other fathers, and so these other dads kept coming up and talking. Somehow, one of the dads mentioned Phish, and we became friends just because he was a big Phish fan. We ended up going to a bunch of Phish shows together during the Baker’s Dozen. So, it all worked out well!L4LM: What was the first show you attended after re-discovering the band?KT: Holes and Boston Cream nights during the Baker’s Dozen were my first two shows back. Boston Cream was awesome.L4LM: Moving on, what is your favorite Phish song?KT: I love “Divided Sky,” although I’ve never seen them play it live. I specifically love versions where they include part of the All In The Family theme.L4LM: What’s your favorite jam or show to listen back to?KT: I really enjoyed listening back to all of the Baker’s Dozen shows this summer, specifically Boston Cream, I’ve listened back to that a few times. My go-to is the Hampton Comes Alive box set. It’s filled with really, really great versions of many of their songs. It has an awesome “The Mango Song”—I love that song.L4LM: Finally, what’s the one Phish song or experience that you’re chasing?KT: For my real fantasy to be fulfilled, I want to see Gamehendge. When they play their last show ever, they have to play Gamehendge in its entirety. [Video: theroamer]Live For Live Music: In your book, you make reference to turning on a Phish song when you get on the plane to come back from the Trump campaign. It alludes to the fact that, after such a long journey, that it kind of led you to re-discover the love for Phish that you had in college. Would you say that’s a fair assessment? Was there something about that specific timing in your life that pushed your love of Phish to the forefront?Katy Tur: It’s definitely a fair account. At the end of the campaign, in the press, we were getting screamed at and getting spit on and called liars. People would literally walk up to the press pen and stick up their middle fingers at us, or they would say condescending or inappropriate things, or they would yell, “You’ve gotta put on more makeup because you’re ugly!” I mean, just hideous things. I felt like the world was a really heavy place, and I wasn’t finding the everyday little joys in things that I used to.Not to sound hippie-dippy, but I thought back to being seventeen and sitting on a beach—I think I was in Fiji with my parents who were covering the Mier Space Shuttle that was re-entering the atmosphere. At that point, I was heavily into Phish. I remember listening to Billy Breathes and thinking, “What a great soundtrack to life.” I mean, it was beautiful—the area was beautiful, I’m full of hope, I’m a teenager and haven’t been beaten down by life quite yet. I also would listen to Billy Breathes in my car as I was driving around Los Angeles—I just thought it was a really beautiful album to look at the world with.So, when I’m sitting in the press pen, and Backstreet Boys—not that I don’t like Backstreet Boys—but Backstreet Boys is being played on loop at 95 decibels, I’m losing my mind—my fingers are clenched, I’m gritting my teeth, I’m five hundred days into the campaign, I live out of a suitcase. I just racked my brain to find a way to calm myself down. And I was looking through my phone, and I thought “I’ll listen to Billy Breathes again. It’ll cool me off.” So, I re-downloaded the album, and I stuck my earphones as deep as they went into my ears, and I would play that album at eleven. Suddenly, the arena that I would be in—the Trump rally—would be transformed, and I would walk around in what felt like a very different space. It kind of got me through the end of the campaign. It’s silly, but it helped me relax and helped me re-center myself, I guess.L4LM: You’re very visible and have let your love of the band become part of your public persona. Are there any other people at NBC or in the news world that are also Phish fans?KT: Yeah, it’s so crazy. I tweeted something about Phish, and I got quickly welcomed into a group of Phish fan journalists in New York City—there’s a whole listserv among us and we’re constantly sending live concerts, live recordings, articles, or rumors about upcoming shows to each other. There’s also a bunch of other phans at NBC, but they’re all behind the scenes and not on-air people. You would recognize Jake Sherman from Politico—he’s always on my show. Steve Lacy, the anchor of Fox 5 in New York City at 10:00 PM. Robert Costa from the Washington Post—he’s very earnest and serious, but he’s actually a huge Phish fan. There are a few others: The editor of Gothamist, Jen Carlson. They’re out there!L4LM: We’ll have to start reading all of their articles and watching all of their news pieces for Phish references!KT: Exactly! We’re trying to make Kasie Hunt here at MSNBC into a fan because she has a new show on Sundays called “Kasie D.C.”, and I have decided to name it “Kasie/D.C. Bag”.L4LM: This Phish scene is very niche, so your public persona makes you into somewhat of a celebrity within the scene. Outside of the Phish scene, you’re on television and seen by millions of people every day. Is there a difference in your celebrity in the everyday news world versus the Phish world, and is there stuff that you like or don’t like about either?KT: Well, I will take issue with the wording of it. I don’t think journalists are celebrities. If people know and are familiar with my work, I’m super happy about it. When people stop me on the street, they will reference either my book or something I did on the campaign trail or on my show, and I think that is awesome. That means they’re paying attention to the reporting and they’re engaged in the political dialogue, and that is wonderful. When I’m at a Phish concert and the same thing happens, I’m also really excited, although I’m completely stunned by it! I cannot believe that so many Phish fans are big MSNBC viewers.L4LM: Maybe it shouldn’t surprise you that many Phish fans are bleeding-heart liberals.KT: I wouldn’t classify all MSNBC viewers as bleeding-heart liberals, I would be at Trump rallies, and people would come up to me and say, “Oh, I saw you on TV with Chris Matthews. You know, we really like you, and we know you really love Trump!” A lot of people in the Trump administration actually secretly love Rachel Maddow. Rachel is so smart. She makes her points in a very thoughtful way, and she’s never calling anyone names—it’s hard to not like her.L4LM: Going back to the very first time you included Phish references in your show, was this something you let your producers know was going to happen? Did it happen on the fly? KT: I think the first time—and I might be muddying the waters in my brain because I have a tough time remembering what I had for lunch on a daily basis—I had discovered that Jake Sherman was a Phish fan. Jake was on my show, and all of a sudden, as I was tossing to him, it popped into my head to say, “’My Friend, My Friend’, Jake Sherman,” and you can see on his face that he’s trying hard to contain himself. And then he came back with “Bouncing Around The Room,” I think, and that was how it was born.Or, it could’ve been when we used to have to do these very silly viewer polls on my hour. There would be questions on all sorts of topics, and there was one day where the question was about legalizing Marijuana, either in Colorado or potentially nationally, and I saw it as a good opportunity to [laughs] embed some Phish lyrics—for reasons that nobody can understand. I don’t remember what the script exactly said, but there was “run like an antelope out of control”—there was a bunch of stuff in there. I was new to anchoring, and one of my bosses called my executive producer and said, “Wow! Katy is really having a lot of fun with this today.” He had no idea what I was talking about, but he liked my enthusiasm!L4LM: There was a quick response to your Phish references from the internet, as well as from Live For Live Music and other websites and publications that cover Phish and jam bands and live music. You decided to continue including references in your show; did you let your producers in on what was going on in terms of the response you were getting? Clearly, once Meet The Press started tweeting about your references, at some point NBC had to have been clued in.KT: Yeah, unfortunately, I think they were a little too bang on the nose with that. I was like, “No! C’mon! It’s subtle, you can’t just tell everyone!”L4LM: If Meet The Press is tweeting about it, the shark may have been jumped, so to speak.KT: I think a few people said that when that went out, and I was like, “Oh no, I gotta pull back!” My producers certainly caught on—it was hard not to because I would just say these totally random things that seemed so out of left field. In the end, they were on board with it and thought it was funny. They mostly rolled their eyes. I don’t have another Phish fan on my staff—I’m working to convert them but so far I haven’t had any takers. They’re cool with it, MSNBC is totally cool with it, too. A couple of guys in the marketing department are big Phish fans, and they cut a promo of me dropping Phish lyrics and put it online saying, “This is how we Phish for stories” or something. The video found its way to the band, and apparently, the band was watching all of the lyrics drop while they were backstage for the Baker’s Dozen—they got a kick out of it, I’m told. Over the past year, NBC News‘ Katy Tur has left an indelible mark on the Phish community. When her life as the go-to, on-the-road correspondent covering the Trump campaign came to an end in late 2016, Tur shifted into the role of anchor, holding down her very own hour each afternoon on MSNBC, which she promptly started filling with tongue-in-cheek references to Phish lyrics. The fun quotes, presented as a sort of inside joke, quickly made their way around the internet and turned Tur into one of the most visible public Phish fans in the community.With the release of her book Unbelievable: My Front-Row Seat to the Craziest Campaign in American History, Tur details her months on the road covering over five-hundred Trump rallies on the way to Donald Trump’s unlikely election. The book also describes how being a verbal punching bag for Trump and his supporters led her to rediscover her love of Phish. Recently, our own Gideon Plotnicki spoke with Tur about Unbelievable, her on-air lyrical references, her favorite show from this summer’s Baker’s Dozen residency at Madison Square Garden, and a variety of other Phish-related topics. See below for the interview in full, and keep watching MSNBC Live with Katy Tur at 2:00 PM!