Live For Live Music is proud to present Twiddle’s “Love Relentlessly” contest!For their debut performance at Port Chester, NY’s The Capitol Theatre, the Vermont quartet are giving away one of the amazing Presidential Booths to a super kind and frendly fan. The band wants to see the boundless good its incredible community can collectively manifest. To win, fans must email video clip submissions by Thursday March 31st, to [email protected] The videos should document a truly selfless gesture for someone else, preferably someone you don’t know. Throughout the 3 weeks of the contest, the band will be periodically sharing their favorites, only to announce the top 3 winners on Monday April 4th.Winners will receive:1st prize- The winner can pick 3 frends to attend Twiddle’s 5/7 show at The Capitol Theatre show, in one of the VIP Presidential Booths, allowing you to view the show from an intimate and unique setting equipped with a cocktail waitress and easy access to the GA floor. Each of the 4 attendees will receive an AJ Masthay event poster signed by the band, and entry into the 125 person charity pre-party.2nd & 3rd prize- These winners will receive 2 tickets to Twiddle’s 5/7 Capitol Theatre show, and two AJ Masthay event posters signed by the band.Rules:-Videos can not exceed two minutes in length-Keep it positive and love relentlessly
The actual recording process was overseen by another famous producer, Danger Mouse. The new album will feature some collaborative material with Danger Mouse, according to singer Anthony Kiedis.Listen To Red Hot Chili Peppers’ New Campaign Jingle For Bernie SandersIn a recent radio interview, Kiedis said, “We had written two dozen songs before we got with him. [Danger Mouse] is like, ‘Let’s keep a few of those, but let’s go write all new songs in the studio’.“We’re looking at each other like, ‘Dude, we kind of already wrote the songs, bro.’ He’s like, ‘No, I like to write new ones in the studio.’ So, in honor of accommodating this new process, we wrote all new songs, and it’s a good thing we did.”The one thing that remains unclear is why a separate producer was brought in for mixing, but there’s no denying that Godrich has an ear for audio production. We’ll be sure to update once more information is available.[Via CoS] The forthcoming Red Hot Chili Peppers release could be here sooner than we think! The band has been hard at work on the follow-up to 2011’s I’m With You, and according to a recent update from drummer Chad Smith, the album is in the mixing stages of production.Not only that, but famed Radiohead producer Nigel Godrich is the one doing the mixing. That’s what Smith tells us in a recent post:
Guests arrived early into the night to pack the house and hear Snarky Puppy at Chicago’s Concord Music Hall last night. The sold-out show featured Charlie Hunter as the opener with support from the Snarky Puppy’s horn-line and drums. Snarky Puppy’s bassist and leader, Michael League, explained that it’s tradition for Snarky Puppy members to play with their new label artists, and urged the crowd to listen to Charlie Hunter’s upcoming album, Everybody Has a Plan Until They Get Punched in the Mouth. Hunter’s comedic facial expressions paired well with his blues and soul tunes, for which he played both the bass and guitar at the same time!The audience, anxious with anticipation, cheered promptly at nine o’clock to egg the jazzy improv group on stage. The show featured two sets, a first-time experience for Chicagoan musical goers. The first two songs of the night were heaters, powered by strong basslines from League. Several songs from the album We Like it Here were crowd favorites throughout the night, such as “Lingus,” “Shofukan,” and “What About Me?.” The first set also featured keyboardist, Shaun Martin, for a quick rap verse.After a jazzy jam heavy first set, the second set slowed in pace and smoothed out to exotic sounds, such as in the song “Tio Macaco.” The band also treated the excited listeners to a few songs, including “Tarova,” from their new album, Culcha Vulcha. Read the review here. Solos occupied much of the time during this set.At one point there were three trumpets on stage, leading the horn section in a movement. A long, well-executed, enticing percussion and drum duet by Nate Werth and Jason ‘JT’ Thomas was sandwiched in the middle. After a loud stomping and clapping ovation, the band finished up the set with the slow and powerful main segment of the song “Sleeper.” Although the pacing did not compare to the rest of the show, the finish satisfied happy ears. After an two song encore of “Beep Box” and “Shofukan,” the band called it a night.Check out the setlist and a full gallery of images below, courtesy of Tara Gracer.Setlist: Snarky Puppy at Concord Music Hall, Chicago, IL – 5/14/16Set One: Tarova, Go, Binky, Thing Of Gold, What About Me?Set Two: Grown Folks, Semente, Young Stuff, Tic Macaco, SleeperEncore: Beep Box, Shofukan Load remaining images
Load remaining images Live from the Lot continues tomorrow, May 22nd, in the Ardmore Music Hall parking lot. Tickets are available here. The full gallery from night one can be seen below: Philly music fans got a heavy dose of grooves yesterday, as the second annual Live From The Lot festival kicked off with a number of great performances. Initially intended as an outdoor event outside the Ardmore Music Hall in Ardmore, PA, incoming storms forced the festival organizers to call an audible and relocate inside the Electric Factory venue. LFTL even built a second stage inside the Electric Factory; an unprecedented move that allowed for double the tunes throughout the day.The festival stacked their lineup with a number of jam scene favorites, including Snarky Puppy, The Revivalists, Marco Benevento, Foundation of Funk (ft. members of The Meters & Lettuce), and more! There was no shortage of celebration at the E-Factory, as all of these bands delivered power packed performances to remember.Listen to Snarky Puppy’s full set below, thanks to taper opsopcopolis.Thanks to photographer Sean DiSerio, we have a gallery of photos from the event. Take a look below.
Beloved New Orleans brass band The Soul Rebels are blowing up! The band was just added to the Electric Forest lineup, performing with Talib Kweli and GZA in place of Fetty Wap, who cancelled his set at the festival. The group has also announced an extensive West Coast tour schedule with Kweli, rocking through a number of exciting tour dates in September through early October.Check out both announcements below, and head to the Soul Rebels’ website for details.
The only thing better than a funk-filled track by The Floozies is a funk-filled track by The Floozies featuring Karl Denson and remixed by Manic Focus. At the corner of hip-hop, funk, and electronic soul music exists the mastermind that is Chicago-based Manic Focus. It seems like a natural fit for him to insert his musical prowess to an already favorited Floozies tune with sax-master Denson himself. So feast your ears on this end-of-summer anthem, “No Part Of This”:If you’re a fan of Manic Focus, be sure to catch his set at Brooklyn Comes Alive, featuring a slew of special guests, on October 22. Also on the lineup are members of Dead & Company, The String Cheese Incident, The Disco Biscuits, Lettuce, Soulive, Medeski Martin & Wood, Snarky Puppy, Primus, RatDog, Dopapod, and so many more – so let your imagination run wild with what could be in store for this second annual event. With over 50 artists, spread across 3 venues, all in one day, this year’s BCA is not to be missed. [Get tickets here]
Edit this setlist | More Paul McCartney setlists When you have time to kill between weekends of Desert Trip, naturally you’d want to take in the local sights. When you’re a former member of The Beatles, taking the sights turns into an incredibly intimate display of live music performance.That was the case last night, when Paul McCartney surprised fans by announcing a performance at the 300-capacity venue Pappy & Harriet’s in Pioneertown, CA. The venue itself has been noted as something of a historical site, originally built for Western movies and television in the 1940’s and 1950’s and subsequently converted into a saloon, restaurant and live music venue.With 300 people lining up almost immediately, McCartney’s show was jam-packed with enthusiasts. The former Beatle did not disappoint, treating fans to a 20-song showing with hits from his career as a Beatle, a Wing, and as a solo artist.Watch a handful of songs from the show below, and see the full setlist below.Junior’s FarmCan’t Buy Me LoveWe Can Work It Out
James will be out on the road, touring heavily in 2016 to support Eternally Even. See his tour schedule below.Jim James Fall Tour Dates11/15 & 11/16: Boston, MA @ Royale11/18: Philadelphia, PA @ The Fillmore Philly11/19: Washington, DC @ Warner Theatre11/20: New York, NY @ Terminal 511/22: Atlanta, GA @ The Tabernacle11/23: Nashville, TN @ Ryman Auditorium11/25: Louisville, KY @ Palace Theater11/26: Chicago, IL @ Riviera Theatre11/27: Milwaukee, WI @ Riverside Theater11/29: Saint Louis, MO @ The Pageant11/30: Omaha, NE @ Slowdown12/01: Minneapolis, MN @ State Theater12/03: Denver, CO @ Paramount Theatre12/05: Missoula, MT @ The Wilma Theatre12/06: Seattle, WA @ Showbox SoDo12/07: Portland, OR @ Roseland Theatre12/10: Las Vegas, NV @ Brooklyn Bowl12/11: Tempe, AZ @ The Marquee12/13: Austin, TX @ Austin City Limits Live12/14: Dallas, TX @ House of Blues12/16: Houston, TX @ House of Blues12/17: New Orleans, LA @ The Civic Theatre*support by Twin Limb on all dates (except Fillmore SF) Beloved My Morning Jacket frontman Jim James has been steadily building anticipation for his new solo release, Eternally Even. After a steady stream of singles and music videos, James is finally ready to unveil the new masterpiece in full!Today, thanks to the NPR First Listen program, we can listen to Eternally Even in its entirety. The new album is marked by James’s grittiness, inspired by this country’s political and social unrest. Somehow, he’s able to turn that insanity into a wholly listenable album, bringing out the funky side of this urban funk.Stream Eternally Even in the player below, courtesy of NPR First Listen.
Gov’t Mule began their eighth annual Island Exodus last night, bringing their loyal fans to the shores of Runaway Bay in Jamaica. The opening night of the destination event was a truly guest-filled affair for Mule, as the band welcomed members of Soulive, Marcus King Band and more throughout the great show.The first set included a diverse selection of songs from Mule’s catalog, including a number of originals and fun covers of Radiohead’s “Creep,” Hendrix’s “If 6 Was Night”, CCR’s “Long As I Can See The Light”, and Neil Young’s “Rocking In The Free World” that included keyboardist Danny Louis on guitar!The special guests came in strong during set two, as Eric Krasno and Neal Evans (Soulive), Ron Holloway, Marcus King and Jack Ryan (Marcus King Band) and Nicki Bluhm all made appearances throughout. You can watch “Tell Me Something Good” with Eric Krasno, Neal Evans, Ron Holloway, Jack Ryan and Nicki Bluhm in the band’s video, below.The full setlist from night one can be seen below.Setlist: Gov’t Mule | Island Exodus 8 | Runaway Bay, St. Ann Parish, Jamaica | 1/14/17Set 1:The 1/8 Island Jam > with Norwegian Wood & Wake Of The Flood teasesCreepMonkey Hill with She’s So Heavy endingWhisper In Your SoulLarger Than Life >If 6 Was 9 > with Power Of Love teaseLarger Than LifeTight RopeForsaken Savior >Long As I Can See The LightMasters Of War >Rocking In The Free World >Machine Gun (Instrumental) >Rocking In The Free WorldSet 2:Banks Of The Deep EndDevil Likes It Slow with Ron Holloway & Neal EvansTell Me Something Good with Ron Holloway, Neal Evans, Nicki Bluhm, Eric Krasno & Jack RyanTake Me To The River with Ron Holloway, Neal Evans, Nicki Bluhm, Eric Krasno & Jack Ryan; Wade In the Water lyricsForevermoreCan’t You See with Marcus King & Jack RyanStratus with Ron Holloway, Marcus King & Jack Ryan; Hottentot teaseEncore:After Midnight with Ron Holloway, Nicky Bluhm, Eric Krasno, Marcus King & Jack Ryan; She’s A Burglar lyrics & Power Of Love tease
This coming Tuesday, February 14th, Syracuse-based funk-hip-hop trio Sophistafunk will officially release their new album Real Vibration. The band brings their funky, hip-hop-infused sound in full force on the new release, their first full-length album since 2013’s Freedom Is.Today, Live For Live Music is proud to present an exclusive limited-time stream of the full album ahead of its release next week. You can listen to Real Vibration in its entirety, below.Says the trio’s MC Jack Brown of the new album, set for a Valentines Day release, “In this spirit of love, these tracks combine some of our favorite musical elements, and we hope they can be an uplifting force in these times of political and social turmoil. Just as the live music scene stays alive through the years, these songs of freedom can never be silenced. This time on Earth is a blessing, and we are happy to share it with all of you funky brothers and sisters out there.”Real Vibration will be officially available for download on Tuesday, February 14th on iTunes. Keep an eye out for our review of the album, coming early next week.