Situated in beautiful Westcliffe, CO, Beanstalk Music & Mountains Festival returns from June 10-12, 2016. The jam-oriented event is hosted by The Magic Beans, cultivating quite the following through tireless efforts in the state of Colorado. The band will perform three times at their own festival, but today’s announcement focuses on the new additions to the 2016 lineup.With previously announced sets from Electron, The Main Squeeze, Nigel Hall Band, Ben Silver and more, the newly completed lineup takes things to the next level. theNEWDEAL have been added, as well as a collaboration called New Elastic Time ft. Michael Kang, Jason Hann, and Michael Travis of String Cheese Incident with Jamie Shields of tND. Without A Net: A Tribute To The Grateful Dead has been added as well, reprising a pair of concerts with Todd Stoops, Allen Aucoin, Reed Mathis, Marcus Rezak, and Hayley Jane. CIA has also been announced, a collective featuring Clay Parnell, Ian McGuire and Allen Aucoin.Other additions include RAQ, Orgone, Kitchen Dwellers, Tom Hamilton’s American Babies, Greener Grounds, Brothers Gow and so many more. With such great music nestled in the rich Colorado mountains, there’s no excuse not to be there.Check out the full lineup below, and head to Beanstalk’s website for details.Beanstalk Music & Mountains Festival LineupThe Magic Beans (3 Nights)Electron (2 sets)The New DealNew Elastic Time (featuring Michael Kang, Jason Hann, and Michael Travis of The String Cheese Incident, and Jamie Shields of The New Deal) (2 sets)Without a Net: A Tribute to the Grateful Dead (featuring Todd Stoops – Raq, Allen Aucoin – TDB, Reed Mathis – Billy and the Kids/Tea Leaf Green, Marcus Rezak – Stratosphere All-Stars, and Hayley Jane)The Main Squeeze (2 Sets – Motown set and original Set)RAQNigel Hall BandOrgoneBen Silver of Orchard Lounge (Late Night)CIA featuring Allen Aucoin – TDB, Clay Parnell – Particle/American Babies, Ian McGuire – Sonic Spank (Late Night)Kitchen Dwellers (2 Nights)Tom Hamilton’s American BabiesVibe StreetGipsy MoonBrothers GowSpaffordGreener GroundsSkydyedMalai LlamaHog McgundyThe HornitzMama Magnolia Honors David BowieCyclesThe RunnikineMantaray
With the unexpected cancellation from Gregg Allman, it was Allman Brothers’ guitarist Warren Haynes that stepped in and filled the Sunday night headlining spot at last weekend’s The Peach Music Festival. The band was given an extended time slot and made the most of it, playing a rocking Mule set before reaching into their catalog and playing an extended encore tribute to the Allman Brothers Band.The main set was no slouch, as the band worked in numerous ABB and classic rock teases through hits like “Mule,” “Thorazine Shuffle” and more. The band also welcomed out Rich Robinson for “Sometimes Salvation,” and closed out the set with “Blind Man In The Dark.”The encore saw the band welcome out Blackberry Smoke members Charlie Starr, Brandon Still and Brit Turner, opening up with “Come And Go Blues” to kept people rocking. From there, Haynes playfully called upon bassist Oteil Burbridge to sit in with the band. Burbridge was a last-minute addition to the festival, as he joined The String Cheese Incident for their Allman Family Incident set earlier in the weekend, and made his debut as part of Russo, Benevento & Burbridge. Let’s hope RB&B is here to stay. Burbridge joined the Smokin’ Mule gang for a rendition of “Dreams.” Finally, Burbridge left the stage and the band closed out the show with an energetic rendition of “Whipping Post.” Good lord!Check out full audio of the Mule set below, courtesy of Chris from Jam Buzz.Mule continues their summer tour tomorrow night, August 16th, at the Saranac Brewery in Utica, NY. You can see the full Peach Fest setlist below, courtesy of the band.Setlist: Gov’t Mule | The Peach Music Festival | Scranton, PA | 8/14/16Set: Mule with Les Brers In A Minor teaseThorazine Shuffle with Oye Como Va teasesGame Face with Birdland, Mountain Jam & Norwegian Wood teasesCapturedKind Of BirdSometimes Salvation with Rich RobinsonRocking HorseBlind Man In The DarkEncore:Come & Go Blues with Charlie Starr, Brit Turner & Brandon StillDreams with Charlie Starr, Brit Turner & Oteil BurbridgeWhipping Post with Charlie Starr & Brit Turner[Setlist and cover photo via Gov’t Mule FB page – Photo Credit: Heath Robson]
Fans of Lettuce should be very excited, as the space-funk powerhouse is embarking on their “Sounds Like A Party” fall tour this week. After slamming through festival slots at Bonnaroo, High Sierra, Lockn’, among several others, the band will be spacing out these next few months across the country with appearances at Catskill Chill, Bear Creek Bayou, Suwannee Hulaween, two nights at NYC’s PlayStation Theater, Dominican Holidaze, Jam Cruise, and more.Less than a year after releasing their latest record Crush, Lettuce is already cooking up some new flavors. The band is clearly ready to share some new material on the road, providing a taste of what’s to come in the video clip below. Check out the “brand new song” below:For fans of Lettuce, be sure to catch drummer Adam Deitch, bassist Jesus Coomes, guitarist Adam Smirnoff, keyboardist Neal Evans, trumpeter Eric Bloom, and saxophonist Ryan Zoidis at the second annual Brooklyn Comes Alive on October 22nd. With 50+ musicians from Dead & Co., The Disco Biscuits, Joe Russo’s Almost Dead, The String Cheese Incident, Dopapod, and more, fans will have the opportunity to see their favorite musicians play in completely new, unique collaborations alongside some of the greatest. More details here.Lettuce Tour Schedule:9.20 – New Haven, CT9.21 – Providence, RI9.22 – Buffalo, NY9.23 – Pittsburgh, PA9.24 – Lakewood, PA9.28 – Charlotte, NC9.29 – Birmingham, AL9.30 – New Orleans, LA10.1 – New Orleans, LA10.4 – Memphis, TN10.5 – Knoxville, TN10.6 – Columbia, SC10.7 – Corolla, NC10.8 – Wilmington, NC10.11 – Lafayette, IN10.12 – Urbana, IL10.13 – St. Louis, MO10.14 – Kansas City, MO10.15 – Denver, CO10.26 – Baltimore, MD10.27 – Charlottesville, VA10.28 – Asheville, NC10.29 – Live Oak, FL11.2 – San Antonio, TX11.3 – Houston, TX11.4 – Dallas, TX11.5 – Austin, TX11.6 – Tulsa, OK11.9 – Louisville, KY11.11 – New York, NY11.12 – New York, NY11.26 – San Francisco, CA12.1 – Pantanal, Dominican Republic12.30 – Portland, ME12.31 – Boston, MA
“Love Born from pain is the real thing,” is the central lyric and chorus to singer-songwriter Matisyahu’s newest single “Love Born”. Co-written and produced by Matisyahu’s long-time bass player and friend Stu Brooks, the song melds a strong roots-and-dub-Reggae feel with a lyrical narrative that weaves through moments of pain and despair to the strength of pushing through and seeing the love within the struggle.“‘Love Born’ is about accepting pain and learning to transform it. It’s the ability to look back at one’s history and bring close those moments of pain and confusion and work with them in the present to evolve with strength to one’s future,” explains Matisyahu, who takes this same approach on stage focusing on improvisation with his band every night. Life has no cushion, music has no net. This approach requires trust, patience, and a leap of faith that each player will listen to, and absorb what is happening around them, and be able to transform it into a collective whole.Take a listen to “Love Born”:For fans of Stu Brooks, catch him play an all-star Tribute to J Dilla at the second annual Brooklyn Comes Alive festival in Brooklyn, NY alongside Borahm Lee, Adam Deitch, Adam Smirnoff, Nate Edgar, and more, on October 22nd. With musicians from Dead & Co., The Disco Biscuits, Joe Russo’s Almost Dead, The String Cheese Incident, Dopapod, Lettuce and more all performing,this event looks to be one of the best! More details here.
The beloved Long Island arena Nassau Coliseum closed down in 2015, with the promise of new ownership and major renovations. Well, that promise has been fulfilled, as the Coliseum has now announced it’s first post-renovation concert, a sure-to-be awesome evening with hometown hero Billy Joel on April 5th. Joel actually played the venue’s final show when it closed last year, bringing along Paul Simon, Kevin James, and Governor Andrew Cuomo for surprise appearances in front of an excited but emotional audience.Brooklyn Sports & Entertainment, which runs the highly successful Barclays Center in Brooklyn, NY, will lead the charge on the venue’s grand re-opening. CEO Brett Yormark promised to take a similar approach with the new Nassau Coliseum, saying “[t]he first couple of months we really want people to sample all the different types of programming that will take place — whether it’s world-class concerts, obviously, boxing, MMA, family shows and the like. We’re really going to showcase the diversification of our programming mix and give people a lot to think about. That was pretty much how we opened Barclays Center, and we’re going to do the same out there.”The new-and-improved Nassau Coliseum will seat 14,500 for concerts, 13,500 for basketball games and 13,000 for hockey games. Interestingly enough, the venue is will be versatile in its ability to host events of all sizes, with different configurations ranging from 4,000 to 16,000 people, depending on the event. Another intriguing piece of information is the Coliseum’s new “All Access Pass” membership program, which provides subscribers with lower-level seats to every event at the venue, along with a VIP entrance and a private club in the arena.Tickets to Billy Joel’s show on April 5th can be purchased at Ticketmaster.com Friday, October 14th, with a pre-sale for American Express holders starting on Thursday the 13th.In honor of the venue’s reopening, check out a few clips from a few of the many classic concerts that took place at the old Nassau Coliseum. Included below are full sets from Pink Floyd, David Bowie, and the Grateful Dead, with some Billy Joel and Phish thrown in there for good measure. Welcome back Nassau Coliseum! [Story via Newsday // Photo via Billboard.com]
Just a few weeks ago, SweetWater 420 Festival came out with a great initial lineup that included headlining sets from Widespread Panic and the Trey Anastasio Band. Today, the festival has doubled down with some great new additions, extending their lineup with some great artists and comedians.Ween, Dirty Heads, Lettuce, Savoy, Samantha Fish, and comedians Jon Rudnitsky and Jake Nordwind all join a stacked lineup, which hits Atlanta’s Centennial Olympic Park from April 21-23, 2017. They’ll join Widespread Panic, Trey Anastasio Band, Slightly Stoopid, Trombone Shorty & Orleans Avenue, Dark Star Orchestra, Anders Osborne, Twiddle, Sister Sparrow & The Dirty Birds and The Hip Abduction. The festival plans to announce more artists soon, so stay tuned for a new update soon!Check out the full lineup below, and head here for tickets and more information.
Bringing out classroom instruments isn’t anything new for the Tonight Show. It’s always funny to see who Jimmy Fallon will welcome into the musical skit. Last night’s showing brought heavy metal band Metallica to the stage for an epic performance of their 1991 hit “Enter Sandman.” James Hetfield on lead vocals, also sporting a small horn, Lars Ulrich making use of a tiny bongo drum, Jimmy Fallon and the entire Roots crew squeezed themselves into the Music Room – sporting Metallica, Tonight Show, and Roots t-shirts for the acoustic jam.Watch the classroom instrument performance of “Enter Sandman” below:Last night’s episode came after some surprising news from Napster, announcing that Metallica’s new album Hardwired…To Self-Destruct will become available on the streaming service later this week. Previous relationships between Metallica and Napster stirred a landmark case for the music industry, when a song by Metallica was illegally downloaded and saw radio time ahead of its official release. The case was ugly, but has evidently been settled on better terms. Read more here.Metallica’s new album, Hardwired…To Self-Destruct, is being rolled via various platforms this week, with the official release set for this Friday, November 18th.
It has been well documented that that We Got It from Here… Thank You 4 Your Service is supposed to be the final album from hip-hop legends A Tribe Called Quest, especially after Phife Dawg passed away earlier this year while secretly working on the album. Q-Tip had previously stated it in a Facebook post recently, as well. But…and it’s a big ‘but,’ it appears that may not be the case anymore.Social Consciousness And Racial Inequality Are Front And Center On A Tribe Called Quest’s Surprise Comeback Album [Review]In an interview with Annie Mac at BBC Radio 1, Tip states, “Stay tuned for any other incarnation because we don’t intend on stopping….That was Phife’s M.O.: ‘This time we gotta do it and keep going.’ And now he’s left us with the equation of how do we do it, but we’re going to need it, and we’re going to continue.”Now, a pending world tour is apparently in the works and being planned, but comments made in this interview would certainly appear to be a hint at something different than tour dates. With friends and collaborators such as Busta Rhymes, André 3000, Consequence, and more making appearances on the album, it’s anybody guess what this new “incarnation” could turn into. But this has certainly piqued our interests. Listen to the interview below:[via SPIN]
Jamgrass legends Leftover Salmon brought their wares to San Francisco, CA last night, hitting the famed The Fillmore venue along their winter tour. The stop in San Francisco had a surprise visitor, however, as the band called upon Bill Kreutzmann to lend a hand on an appropriate Grateful Dead cover.Kreutzmann joined the fold for a great rendition of “Playing In The Band,” a hitting choice considering he was literally playing in the band. Check out a video of the performance below, courtesy of Benjy Eisen.Kreutzmann also played on “New Speedway Boogie” with Salmon, adding his drums to the celebratory performance. The show was also held on the 50th anniversary of the Human Be In, which took place in San Francisco, and the energy of that historic moment was felt by all in attendance.You can see the band’s video of “New Speedway” embedded below.[Cover photo via acidpalace // Instagram]
A few weeks ago, Billboard broke the story that The Eagles and Fleetwood Mac were plotting to headline a new bicoastal festival called “Classic East” and “Classic West.” Today, the official announcement of Classic East and Classic West is here, revealing that the two-day festivals will also feature Journey, Steely Dan, Earth Wind & Fire, and The Doobie Brothers. The new pair of Classic Rock festivals will go down July 15th – 16th at Los Angeles’ Dodgers Stadium, and July 29th – 30th at Citi Field in New York City.Something similar to what was last year’s Desert Trip Music Festival, also known more casually as Oldchella, Classic East and Classic West are brought to you by industry superpowers Azoff MSG Entertainment, Live Nation, the Oak View Group, and Creative Artists Agency.This will mark the first shows from The Eagles since the death of founding member Glenn Frey, and since Don Henley announced their breakup. These are the only announced dates for both The Eagles and Fleedwood Mac in 2017.[via Billboard]