Funky livetronica act Turbo Suit has shared a live studio performance from their upcoming EP release entitled Back to Life, due out in early April. Back to Life consists of original music, including the title track “Back To Life.” While in the studio, the band decided to hit record on the cameras and give a little sample of what’s to come.The band is in the middle of Zoot Suit Tour with Zoogma that sees both groups in Colorado in early March and the Midwest in April, with an EP release show at The Vogue in Indianapolis, IN on April 2nd. For full dates, visit the band’s website.
After wrapping up a major three-night stand in New York, jam stalwarts moe. have some more tricks up their sleeves. The band has just announced a big three-night run in Portland, ME from June 16-18, bringing along a number of special guests for the occasion.As with previous three-night runs, moe. will spend the first night at an intimate venue before opening things up for Friday and Saturday night shows. The opening night will be held at Port City Music Hall, before shuffling over to the outdoor Thompson’s Point for two more shows. The Friday, June 17th show will feature support from The Wood Brothers and Cabinet, while Saturday’s showing will feature Twiddle and Percy Hill.Twiddle and moe. teamed up for the Lake Champlain Vermont Maritime Festival last year, which saw some major sit-in action during both bands performances. While it seems that Twiddle has taken over the Lake Champlain festival spot with their new “Tumble Down” event at the venue from July 29-30, these shows will give New Englanders a chance to revisit that magic.Check out the details for the three-night stand below, and head to the website for ticketing information:
STS9 has made quite the show announcement today, revealing plans to perform for two nights in Atlanta, GA from August 26-27. The two night run will start at The Tabernacle, dubbed “An Evening With STS9.” The intimate performance is sure to get things started on the right foot.The next night, however, STS9 is taking things to the next level. The band will not only play three full sets at the Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre, but the opening set will be an “Axe The Cables” performance. For the first time since Red Rocks 2014, STS9 will go all-acoustic for a full set to open things up, before two sets of pure STS9 jamtronica bliss.Tickets go on sale this Thursday, March 23rd, at 10 AM Eastern, and more information can be found here.
We all know the joyous feeling that comes with getting down to a great groove. The unbridled passion that accompanies a familiar rhythm. However, children seem to be able to take this feeling to the nth degree, finding pure joy in the simplest of activities.Thanks to mother Lindsay Kruger, we can see her daughter thoroughly rocking out to The Band’s classic tune, “Ophelia.” The girl, who may or may not be named Ophelia, is having the time of her life in that car seat!Watch below, and be sure to smile! Happy Friday everyone.
Beloved Led Zeppelin guitarist Jimmy Page took the stand yesterday, defending the originality of the band’s well-known ballad “Stairway To Heaven” over claims that it was stolen from a song called “Taurus” by the band Spirit. Reports indicate that Page remained cool and collected, saying that he had never heard of the song, and denying knowledge that Spirit’s debut album, which features the song, was in his record collection.
On June 3rd, 2016, Kontagium Productions had the opportunity to interview Twiddle’s drummer Brook Jordan before the band’s dynamic three-set spectacular at the Fox Theatre, amid their recent visit to Colorado during the “Fox to the Rocks Tweekend.”Jordan discusses his opinion on the band’s recent Summer Camp performance and answers questions relating to how he handles the larger crowds while playing live on stage, as well as the band’s experiences in Colorado. He also discusses how they deal with receiving negative criticism and his personal take on social media.The interview can be seen below, in an exclusive premiere of HD pro-shot video from Kontagium Productions. Brook is featured on guitar during Twiddle’s acoustic first-set for a tranquil, subtle version of his penned song, “Dusk ‘Til Dawn.” This is followed by a powerfully dexterous rendition of the band classic and fan-favorite, “Subconscious Prelude.”Check it out below!Don’t miss Twiddle touring all summer long, including their inaugural Tumble Down Festival in Burlington, VT with Nahko & Medicine for the People, Turkuaz, Cabinet, Kitchen Dwellers, Holly Bowling and, of course, four sets from Twiddle! More information about the fest, which runs from July 29-30, can be found here.
The title track of the 1977 album, “Terrapin Station” has become one of the most well known and loved tracks in the Grateful Dead repertoire. While the song looms large with great sections from Jerry Garcia and Robert Hunter, the intricate composition took a great deal of compositional effort from the entire band.In this newly-released demo, we can hear Phil Lesh, Mickey Hart, and collaborator Jim McPherson working on various sections of the song. Interestingly, McPherson sings lyrics that never made it into the final cut, all but expanding the possibilities of what “Terrapin Station” really may be. Regardless, these tracks certainly give some depth to one of our favorite songs of all time.Listen to the “Terrapin Station” demos, streaming below:[H/T JamBase]
With millions of users posting content regularly, the Facebook Newsfeed is a constantly changing arena for information. Recently, Facebook revealed plans to update their algorithm, shifting the Newsfeed content more towards individual users over their Page counterparts. While we love your friends and family, of course, anyone who lives for live music might find themselves missing out on important updates.Fortunately, there’s a way to customize the algorithm. If you go on the Live for Live Music Facebook page, you can hover over the “Liked” button and press “See First.” Even Mike Gordon knows what’s up.Once you do that, our posts will fill your Newsfeed with musical joy. Keep on livin’ for it, everyone![Graphics courtesy of Andrew O’Brien]
Just days after their summer tour ended, beloved jam band Phish revealed plans for a 13 show run through this fall. The dates run from October 14th through the 31st, hitting venues predominantly in the Southeast. They will end their run, as expected, with a four-night stand at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas, NV. The tour dates come roughly a month and a half after the band’s run at Dick’s Sporting Goods Park in Commerce City, CO, which will run over Labor Day weekend. The band is also scheduled for two nights at the LOCKN’ Festival in Arrington, VA. Between the festival dates, the Dick’s run, and this fall tour with a run surrounding Halloween, it seems that Phish fans have a lot to look forward to in 2016. The band also has their second annual run in Mexico scheduled for January 13-15, 2017, and are expected to return to Madison Square Garden for dates that include New Year’s Eve. After a lighter load of tour dates in 2015, it’s nice to see Phish increasing their number of performances this year. The band posted the following message with all pertinent information:Phish will hit the road in October for a 13-date Fall Tour beginning October 14th in North Charleston, SC and concluding with a four-night Halloween Run at MGM Grand in Las Vegas on October 28th, 29th, 30th, and 31st.The tour includes two-night stands at North Charleston, SC’s North Charleston Coliseum (October 14th and 15th); Nashville, TN’s Ascend Amphitheater (October 18th and 19th); Alpharetta, GA’s Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre at Encore Park (October 21st and 22nd); and Grand Prairie, TX’s Verizon Theatre at Grand Prairie (October 24th and 25th) and a performance in Jacksonville, FL, for their first time ever.A limited number of tickets are available now via Phish Tickets at tickets.phish.com through Sunday August 14th at 11:59pm ET. Tickets go on sale to the general public beginning August 18th. For more info, visit phish.com.Phish and CID Entertainment are also offering travel packages for the Halloween Run (which include hotel and tickets). Phish will be donating their proceeds of these travel packages to the WaterWheel Foundation. Travel Packages go on sale August 17th at 12noon PDT. Full details available at bit.ly/2at0XxJPHISH FALL TOUR 201610/14 North Charleston Coliseum, North Charleston, SC10/15 North Charleston Coliseum, North Charleston, SC10/16 Veterans Memorial Arena, Jacksonville, FL10/18 Ascend Amphitheater, Nashville, TN10/19 Ascend Amphitheater, Nashville, TN10/21 Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre at Encore Park, Alpharetta, GA10/22 Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre at Encore Park, Alpharetta, GA10/24 Verizon Theatre at Grand Prairie, Grand Prairie, TX10/25 Verizon Theatre at Grand Prairie, Grand Prairie, TX10/28 MGM Grand Garden Arena, Las Vegas, NV10/29 MGM Grand Garden Arena, Las Vegas, NV10/30 MGM Grand Garden Arena, Las Vegas, NV10/31 MGM Grand Garden Arena, Las Vegas, NV
Edit this setlist | More Grateful Dead setlists There’s no denying that 1977 was a peak year in the history of the Grateful Dead. After a few years with the Godchauxes, the Dead lineup settled in with some great years on the road.Fortunately, thanks to some dedicated tapers, recordings of these amazing shows have circulated for years. This performance comes on this day in 1977, when the band hit the Raceway Park in Englishtown, NJ. The one-day festival also featured sets from New Riders of the Purple Sage and the Marshall Tucker Band, paving the way for a great Dead show.The Dead, in turn, delivered with a classic performance. From the opening “Promised Land” to the encore “Terrapin Station,” the band is just truly locked in. Just listen to that “Eyes Of The World”… wow!Check out the full audio recording below, courtesy of the DeadLists Project.Grateful Dead – 9/3/77 – Raceway Park – Englishtown, NJ[Audio: Matthew Vernon via DeadLists Project]