Twiddle hit NYC’s Irving Plaza last night to bring a scorching show to the sold out, energetic crowd along with support from Teddy Midnight. The band is on fire with their current Plumperdump Winter Tour and continues to bring the funky jams on each stop.The Frendly Horns were a powerful addition, helping to open up the show with “Amydst the Myst”. 12-year-old guitar prodigy Brandon “Taz” Niederauer took a break from his starring role in School of Rock on Broadway to join the band on “Lost In The Cold”. Naturally, fans were mesmerized by the talent coming from this tiny shredder. The band closed out the show by letting fans know that they will be returning to NY on May 7th to headline the historic Capitol Theatre, before encoring with the debut of a new tune, “Collective Pulse”. Check out fan shot footage from Nicole Quartarone.Setlist: Twiddle at Irving Plaza 2/27/16Set 1: Amydst The Myst*, Beehop, Indigo Trigger, Hatti’s Jam > When It Rains, It Poors, Hattibagen McRatSet 2: Syncopated Healing, Lost In The Cold**, Wasabi Eruption > The Box, TiberiusEncore: Collective Pulse*ft. Frendly Horns**ft. Brandon “Taz” NiederauerPhotos by Bahram Foroughi: Load remaining images
Reed Krafft, aka Dreamers Delight, has quickly risen through the ranks of the modern electronic music scene over the past year. Since making his live performance debut at Electric Forest in June 2015, he has collaborated with the likes of Gramatik, Vibe Street, Cosmic Quest, and Frameworks. Now, he’s off to Coachella to kick off the festival on the Do LaB stage this afternoon.Follow along with Krafft’s adventures throughout the festival today, for one day only, at Live for Live Music’s Instagram page (@liveforlivemusic).Catch Dreamers Delight on the Do LaB stage from 2-3:15 PM. Day one of Coachella will also see performances from LCD Soundsystem, Jack U, Ellie Goulding, M83, Of Monsters and Men, Sufjan Stevens, and more.In the meantime, check out his smooth, ambient new track, “Pluto”, and read our recent interview with the up-and-coming electronic producer here.
Last weekend, the Bluegrass Ball returned to Cervantes’ Masterpiece in Denver, CO, bringing The Travelin’ McCourys, Bill Nershi (String Cheese Incident), Anders Beck and Paul Hoffman (Greensky Bluegrass) together for one magical night of music. Hosted by the McCoury’s, the band welcomed all three throughout a sold-out performance at the beloved Colorado establishment.Among the many highlights was a special trio performance from the three guests, as Nershi, Beck and Hoffman teamed up for what was affectionately-dubbed “Green Cheese Bluegrass.” Together, the three paid a special tribute to Prince, performing “When Doves Cry” to perfection. The song is a staple among Greensky Bluegrass’s shows, and this special version surely touched the hearts of everyone in attendance.Watch the emotional tribute below:
Last night brought together the tribute to Amy Winehouse, Jazz Is Phish, and Turkuaz playing the music of The Band at The Howlin’ Wolf in New Orleans. Between sets, in the deep hours of the night, fans were treated to an incredibly entertaining set from Holly Bowling and her unique renditions of Phish compositions over in The Den.Watch her performance of “Harry Hood”:“Taste”
Rockers Red Hot Chili Peppers turned heads when they cancelled a scheduled performance at KROQ Weenie Roast in Irvine, CA last night, citing an emergency hospitalization for Anthony Kiedis. Since then, fans have been hoping for the best with Kiedis, as the band’s founding member has had troubling health issues in he past. This time, it seems that Kiedis is going to make a full recovery.The band just recently posted an update on Kiedis, saying that a serious bout of intestinal flu forced the hospitalization, and that he is “expected to make a full recovery soon.” Unfortunately for fans looking forward to seeing RHCP on Tuesday, May 17th at the iHeartRadio Theater in Burbank, CA, that show has been postponed.You can read the full statement below:Due to Anthony Kiedis’ hospitalization from complications from the intestinal flu on Saturday evening, the Red Hot Chili Peppers regretfully must postpone their upcoming concert for iHeart Radio on May 17th. They would like to extend their gratitude to the fans for the outpouring of well wishes. Anthony is expected to make a full recovery soon.
Pink Floyd guitarist David Gilmour has been on a tear ever releasing his 2015 solo album, Rattle That Lock. Gilmour recently made headlines for debuting the Meddle classic “One Of These Days” for the first time in his solo career, and the guitarist made another “first time” experience last night – playing in front of an audience at the Anfiteatro Romano Di Pompei in Pompeii, Italy.Floyd fans are sure to know the band’s Live At Pompeii concert, a live performance taped at the ancient Roman amphitheater on the volcano-covered island of Pompeii in October of 1971. That concert was unique, in that it was not played in front of an audience. Tonight, however, Gilmour will host thousands for the first performance with an audience at the venue in almost two thousand years – since the volcano erupted in 59 AD. What an honor!Gilmour’s concert is currently underway, with the Pink Floyd man opening with “5 A.M.” and “Rattle That Lock” to a delighted audience. We’ll be sure to update as the concert continues, but such a milestone performance could not go unrecognized!Update: Gilmour busted out “Great Gig In The Sky” for the first time in 10 years! Check out the setlist, which is continually being updated, below.Edit this setlist | More David Gilmour setlistsCheck out some posts from fans at the venue: [Cover photo via caniodica/Twitter]
This past weekend, the famous Newport Folk Festival left thousands of fans with huge smiles on their faces, with another successful chapter in the books for the storied event. This year, Nashville’s own Nathaniel Rateliff & The Night Sweats were a perfect fit for the fest, bringing their folky, singer-songwriter vibes to the home of folk music.Now, thanks to NPR, you can re-live the magic of this uplifting set from one of folk music’s fastest rising stars. Check out full audio from Nathaniel Rateliff & The Night Sweats live from Newport Folk Festival, streaming below:
Load remaining images Last Thursday, March 9th, G. Love & Special Sauce brought their wares to the famed Troubadour venue in Los Angeles, CA. Touring on the heels of their recently released Sugar album, the band started the festivities with an intimate Q&A and short soundcheck performance before opening things up for the evening. City of the Sun opened the night, before G. Love brought the heat with a set filled of classics and new originals together.Check out photos from the great night of music, courtesy of Rob Chapman.
The yearly Dance Party Time Machine, a one-night dance party super jam at Cervantes’ Masterpiece Ballroom in Denver, Colorado, went off on Saturday night, giving attendees a run-down of some of the best dance tunes from throughout the decades. This year’s line-up brought out big names on the scene, including Marc Brownstein, Aron Magner, and Allen Aucoin of The Disco Biscuits, Tom Hamilton of Joe Russo’s Almost Dead, Mike Greenfield of Lotus, and Eddie Roberts of The New Mastersounds. In addition, a rotating cast of many of our favorite Colorado up-and-comers from acts such as Analog Son, The Magic Beans, SuCH, Fox Street, Yamn, Tiger Party, Dynohunter and others came out to throw down throughout the night.The Dance Party Time Machine kicked off early, though the 9:30 start time did not defer fans from packing the house by the time the first crew of musicians triumphantly made their way onstage to “The Final Countdown” blaring over the house speakers. After hyping up the sold-out crowd, to kick off the sold-out show, the musicians (Charlie Mertens, bass; Eric Low, drums; James Dumm and Jonathan Huvard, guitar; Eric Luba and Jodel Charles, keys) took it back to 1958, paying tribute to the late Chuck Berry with their rendition of “Johnny B. Goode.”The beauty of Dance Party Time Machine is the surprise factor; for attendees, guessing what’s going to be played next and who’s going to be playing it is a huge part of the fun. Between each song, musicians swap in and out for one another, sometimes with just a lone musician replacing another, and other times the entire band on stage more-or-less rebuilding itself completely between tunes. The song choices are diverse, and when they say its a time machine, they mean it, with tracks from Vulfpeck making way for R. Kelly then Donna Summer or a classic Madonna song followed by Holy Ghost. However, what binds the setlist together is each song’s innate ability to get people dancing and a crowd feeling good.For the second song of the night, Jonah Wisneski subbed in for James Dumm on guitar before the ensemble moved into The Beatles’ “Drive My Car.” Then, The New Mastersounds’ Eddie Roberts and Analog Son’s Jordan Linit came out to lock it down on guitar for The Meters’ “Funky Miracle” along with some help from The Magic Beans’ Casey Russell on keys. The next few songs were highlights of the night, with the masterful soloing of and chemistry between guitarists Roberts and Linit propelling the show forward as the band on stage moved through Band Of Gypsys’ “Changes” and Janis Joplin’s “Move Over.”The Dance Party Time Machine is a perfect example of why Colorado’s music scene is known throughout the country. The crowd was amped from the very start, with many of the attendees donning costumes from the 80’s and beyond and really getting into the throwback theme of the night. The musicians from extensively touring national acts certainly brought down the house during the songs they were featured on, but the night more-so served as a fun way to showcase Denver’s vast array of highly talented musicians. Singer Ashley Niven of Tiger Party was one such performer, whose skilled vocal chops paired with her unreal stage presence made her an absolute joy to watch on songs ranging from Jamiroqui’s “Canned Heat” to No Doubt’s “Hella Good.”Throughout the night, the band continued on, mediating between overt crowdpleasers that more frequently make their way into setlists, such as Eddy Grant’s 1982 feel-good tune “Electric Avenue” and The Talking Heads’ classic “Girlfriend Is Better,” and more unexpected though no less awesome numbers like ODB’s “Got Your Money” and George Michael’s “Freedom! 90.” There was no genre that the roster of about twenty-five musicians couldn’t tackle. Though the musicians tended to be primarily grounded in funk, soul, and jam, this didn’t stop the talented (albeit somewhat eclectic mix) of musicians from trying their hand at famous rap songs from across the decades (and to be honest, killin’ it), with a non-stop sequence of Freak Nasty’s “Da Dip,” Old School Players’ “Tootsie Roll,” and Tag Team’s “Whoomp There It Is” led by vocalist Jeff Prah being one of the most memorable and fun moments of the night.You would be hard pressed to find someone who didn’t have a blast at this year’s Dance Party Time Machine. The show is one of the funnest nights of the night, seemingly for attendees and for the musicians who perform for it. Luckily, the Dance Party Time Machine is an annual affair. You can check out photos from Saturday’s performance below, courtesy of Andrew Rios.Setlist: Dance Party Time Machine | Cervantes’ Masterpiece Ballroom | Denver, CO | 3/25/2017Set One: Johnny B Goode (Chuck Berry), Drive My Car (The Beatles), Funky Miracle (The Meters), Changes (Band of Gypsys), Move Over (Janis Japlin), Modern Love (David Bowie), Electric Avenue (Eddy Grant), Canned Heat (Jamiroqui) Dazz>No Vasoline>Dazz (Brick/ICE Cube), Got Your Money (ODB), I Wanna Dance w/ Somebody (Whitney Houston), Funky Town (Lipps Inc), Controversy (Prince), Hella Good (No Doubt)Set Two: Lose Yourself To Dance (Daft Punk), Who Am I (Snoop Dog), Da Dip (Freak Nasty) >Tootsie Roll (old school players)>Whoomp There It Is (Tag Team), Christmas In LA (Vulfpeck), Ignition (Remix) (R. Kelly), I Feel Love (Donna Summer), You Spin Me (Dead Or Alive), Express Yourself (Madonna), Wait and See (Holy Ghost), What is Love (Haddaway), Tribulations (LCD Soundsystem), Don’t Stop Til you get enough (Michael Jackson), Girlfriend is Better (Talking Heads)Encore: Freedom 90 (George Michael)Musician Roster: Marc Brownstein, Aron Magner, Tom Hamilton, Mike Greenfield, Allen Aucoin, Eddie Roberts, Jordan Linit, Charlie Mertens, Eric Low, Eric Luba, Casey Russell, SuCh, Francine, Colleen, Jeff Prah, Jonah Wisneski, James Dumm, David Duart, Brian Hamilton, Ashley Niven, Clark Smith, Jonathan Huvard, Jodel Charles Load remaining images
High Sierra Music Festival just announced its late-night shows, which happen after the main festival. The festival, which runs from June 29th through July 2nd, has two late-night options per night, allowing attendees to keep groovin’ late at either the High Sierra Music Hall or the Funk’n Jamhouse.Thursday’s line up features the choice between The Grateful Ball feat. The Travelin’ McCourys and Jeff Austin Band with The Brothers Comatose or Dopapod with The Werks. Friday’s choices include Galactic with Afrolicious or Manic Focus with Phutureprimitive, and Saturday’s choices are between Hard Working Americans with Jerry Joseph & The Jackmormons or BoomBox with El Ten Eleven. To close out the festival, The Greyboy Allstars with Polyrhythmics will play at the High Sierra Music Hall late-night while Ott & The All Seeing I with SunSquabi keep it locked down at Funk’n Jamhouse.Tickets for each of these late-night events range from $25 and $30, and will go on-sale April 5, 2017 at 12:00pm PDT here. More information and tickets for High Sierra are available on the festival’s website.