Today, Yonder Mountain String Band detailed the dates for their upcoming 2018 winter tour with special guests The Southern Belles. Yonder’s winter tour kicks off on January 10th at State Theatre in State College, Pennsylvania. Over the next four nights, the band will perform in Baltimore, Maryland; Carrboro, North Carolina; Asheville, North Carolina; and Knoxville, Tennessee. After a one-off stop in Charlottesville, Virginia, on January 16th, the band heads south, picking up dates in Columbia, South Carolina; Atlanta, Georgia; and Nashville, Tennessee, from January 18th through 21st. For the second leg of their tour in February, Yonder Mountain String Band and The Southern Belles return to the road. A back-to-back string of five dates from February 6th through 10th will see the tour hit Fayettesville, Arkansas; Lawrence, Kansas; Madison, Wisconsin; St. Louis, Missouri; and Huntington, West Virginia.You can check out Yonder Mountain’s recently announced 2018 winter tour dates below, or head over to the band’s website for more information.
Papadosio has announced their second leg of spring tour! With a new release on the horizon, the progressive rock/jazz/electronic band will be trying out their new ideas across the east coast this April. Expect lengthy improvisations mixed with hard hitting anthems and smooth psychedelic goo as Papadosio makes their return to their east coast homeland.The Asheville-based space rockers will pick things up where they left off with a double header in the band’s hometown of Asheville, NC on April 6 & 7, and will rock a month long tour ending on April 27th. With opening support from The Broadcast, Higher Learning, Bluetech, and Aqueous, this run is certain to be one of the best yet. Full Summary of dates and venues are listed below. For more information make sure to visit the band’s website.Papadosio 2018 Tour Dates2/2 Columbus, OH – Winter Werkout Festival2/3 Columbus, OH – Winter Werkout Festival2/4 Virginia Beach, FL – Fractal Beach Festival2/7 Philadelphia, PA – TLA2/8 Asbury Park, NJ – Stone Pony2/9 Brooklyn, NY – Brooklyn Bowl2/10 Brooklyn, NY – Brooklyn Bowl2/11 New Haven, CT – Toad’s Place2/13 Portland, ME – Port City Music Hall2/14 Burlington, VT – Higher Ground2/15 Syracuse, NY – Westcott Theater2/16 Boston, MA – The Sinclair3/17 Boston, MA – The Sinclair3/16 Detroit, MI – St. Andrews Hall3/17 Grand Rapids, MI – The Intersection3/23 Norfolk, VA – The Norva3/24 Richmond, VA – The National4/6-7 Asheville, NC – The Orange Peel4/10 Jackson, MS – Martins4/11 St. Louis, MO – Delmar Hall4/12 Urbana, IL – Canopy Club4/13 Milwaukee, WI – Miramar Theatre4/14 Minneapolis, MN – Skyway Theatre4/18 Des Moines, IA – Wooly’s Pub4/19 Lawrence, KS – Granada4/20 Ozark, AR – Backwoods Music Festival4/21 New Orleans, LA – Tulane Crawfest4/22 Atlanta, GA – Sweetwater Music Festival4/25 Chattanooga, TN – The Signal4/26 Lexington, KY – Manchester Music Hall4/27 Indianapolis, IN – Vogue Theatre[photo: Phierce Photo]
In the past week, DJ and producer GRiZ has been teasing a big change on the horizon for him, posting an image of blurred-out pieces of papers with the caption “it’s about time we talked” on Wednesday and noting on Twitter on Tuesday, “I’m gonna miss u guysssss.”While these cryptic clues had many fans in a panic about his retirement (at time of publication, he is still scheduled to perform the first weekend of Electric Forest with the GRiZ Live Band), it seems as though the artist, also known as Grant Kwiecinski, is looking for a clean slate. He’s recently deleted his Instagram, leaving only a new picture of a blank piece of paper, implying that he’s looking for a fresh start and will be focusing on new projects in the coming months.However, today, Kwiecinski posted a brand-new animated video him reciting spoken-word poetry over cascading keys provided by Borahm Lee (Break Science, Pretty Lights Live), further bolstering rumors that in future months he will be focusing on new projects and collaborations outside his GRiZ persona. Throwing back to his Wednesday post, his poetry in the video frequently repeats the phrase, “it’s about time we talked,” and addresses larger societal issues.You can watch the video, which was shot by Josiah Jones, animated by Gabyo, and directed by Jason Siegel, below.
David Byrne kicked off his extensive 2018 World Tour over the weekend, and will officially release American Utopia, his first solo album in 14 years, on Friday, March 9th. With a venue date in New York City mysteriously left off the 80+ date tour, which also includes festival appearances at Coachella, Shaky Knees, Jazz Fest, Panorama, Sasquatch, and Beale Street Music Festival, David Byrne has officially added two nights in New York City.Byrne will perform Forest Hills Stadium in Queens on Saturday, September 15, marking Byrne’s 35th anniversary of the Talking Heads‘ 1983 performance at the venue on the legendary Stop Making Sense tour. Then, David Byrne will perform King’s Theatre in Brooklyn on Monday, September 17. The Tune-Yards will join David Byrne for both dates. Tickets for David Byrne Plays Queens and Kings go on sale this Friday at 10 AM ET on David Byrne’s website.The former Talking Heads frontman explained his excitement for this high profile tour in a recent statement: “We’ll be doing some new songs… and many others that will, I assume, be familiar. I’m excited. This is the most ambitious show I’ve done since the shows that were filmed for Stop Making Sense, so fingers crossed.” If the reviews from this weekend are any indication, the American Utopia tour is positioned to be one of the most exciting tours of the year.
The Michael Jackson estate has teamed up with a Broadway production company to develop a new musical inspired by the iconic pop star’s life and music. The show, which is being put together in conjunction with Columbia Live Stage, is expected to debut in 2020.Rolling Stone reports that two-time Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright Lynn Nottage has been enlisted to write the book for the production. Christopher Wheeldon, who earned a Tony Award for Best Choreography for his stage adaptation of the of the film An American in Paris, will direct and choreograph the show.While planned musical will mark the first Broadway venture for the Jackson estate, it won’t be the entity’s first foray into the theater. The estate has already backed two Cirque du Soleil shows—Michael Jackson: The Immortal World Tour and Michael Jackson: One.Jackson, one of the best-selling artists in the history of music, died in 2009 at the age of 50. In 2015, his 1983 album Thriller became the first LP to sell more than 30 million copies in the United States, proving that his popularity continues to endure long after his passing.
On September 29th, the fourth-annual Brooklyn Comes Alive will return to Brooklyn’s beloved Williamsburg neighborhood—taking over Brooklyn Bowl, Music Hall of Williamsburg and Rough Trade—for an all-day music marathon, including a collaborative set featuring Cory Henry along with Scott Metzger, MonoNeon, Nikki Glaspie, and Skerik. Inspired by the vibrant musical communities of Brooklyn and New Orleans, Brooklyn Comes Alive brings together more than 50 artists, allowing them to carry out passion projects, play with their musical heroes, and collaborate in never-before-seen formations. For more information, ticketing, and to see the full list of performers scheduled for Brooklyn Comes Alive 2018, head to the festival’s website here. Cory Henry has quickly become a force to be reckoned with. A two-time Grammy Award winner with Snarky Puppy, the immensely talented fan-favorite keyboardist has made his mark on the jazz and funk world, becoming a darling of both genres in addition to a full-blown international sensation. With his solo project, Cory Henry & The Funk Apostles, Henry has continued to wow audiences and critics alike, solidifying himself as one of the standout musicians of the past decade and gaining fame in his own right as a remarkable singer and songwriter as well.Cory Henry & The Funk Apostles recently performed at the iconic Telluride Jazz Festival, playing the fan-favorite mountain-town festival earlier in the summer. While in town for Telluride Jazz, Cory Henry and company made the time to record a special performance for the online YouTube series, Jam In The Van, including takes on “Takes All Time”, “Trade It All”, and “In the Water”, all off the group’s recently released EP, Art Of Love. Recorded at Jam In The Van‘s solar-powered mobile recording studio, the three-song session perfectly captures the essence of Cory Henry & The Funk Apostles—soulful, sonically rich, and energized.As Cory Henry shared with us about the sessions, “The Funk Apostles had a jam-good time in Jam In The Van! It was a beautiful experience, and we hope everyone feels the joy we felt playing music.”Live For Live Music is proud to premiere Cory Henry & The Funk Apostles joyous session on Jam In The Van below. Recently, Cory Henry announced a number of new tour dates, including a stop at Port Chester, New York’s legendary Capitol Theatre with Turkuaz on October 19th. You can check out a listing of Cory Henry’s upcoming tour dates below, including Brooklyn Comes Alive on September 29th where he’ll join Nikki Glaspie (The Nth Power), Scott Metzger (Joe Russo’s Almost Dead, Wolf!), MonoNeon (Prince, Ghost Note), and Skerik for a collaborative set.Cory Henry & The Funk Apostles Upcoming Tour DatesAugust 26–29 – Big Fork, MT @ Crown of the Continent Guitar Foundation*September 1 – North Adams, MA @ MASS MoCASeptember 8 – Arlington, VA @ Rosslyn Jazz FestivalSeptember 9 – Charlottesville, VA @ The SouthernSeptember 11 – Columbus, OH @ Skullys Music DinerSeptember 12 – Cleveland, OH @ Beachland BallroomSeptember 13 – Pittsburgh, PA @ Rex TheaterSeptember 15 – Indianapolis, IN @ Indy Jazz FestivalSeptember 17 – Chicago, IL @ Lincoln HallSeptember 19 – Seattle, WA @ Nectar LoungeSeptember 21 – Portland, OR @ Star TheaterSeptember 22 – San Francisco, CA @ SF JazzSeptember 29 – Brooklyn, NY @ Brooklyn Comes Alive*October 1 – New York, NY @ Blue Note*October 8 – New York, NY @ Blue Note*October 15 – New York, NY @ Blue Note*October 18 – Lancaster, PA @ Tellus360October 19 – Port Chester, NY @ Capitol Theatre %October 21 – Boston, MA @ RoyaleOctober 22 – New York, NY @ Blue Note*October 23 – Providence, RI @ Fete BallroomOctober 24 – Portland, ME @ Port City Music HallOctober 25 – Ashbury Park, NJ @ Asbury LanesOctober 29 – New York, NY @ Blue Note*October 30 – Rochester, NY @ Montage Music HallOctober 31 – Buffalo, NY @ Asbury HallNovember 1 – Ithaca, NY @ The HauntNovember 3 – Newport News, VA @ Boathouse LiveNovember 4 – Roanoke, VA @ Martin’s DowntownNovember 6 – Greensboro, NC @ The Blind TigerNovember 7 – Raleigh, NC @ The Pour HouseNovember 8 – Charleston, SC @ The Pour HouseNovember 11 – Atlanta, GA @ Terminal WestNovember 12 – Nashville, TN @ Exit/InNovember 13 – New Orleans, LA @ One Eyed JacksNovember 16 – Houston, TX @ Heights TheatreNovember 18 – Dallas, TX @ Kessler Theatre*Cory Henry solo set% w/ TurkuazView All Tour Dates“In the Water”“Takes All Time”“Trade It All”
On Saturday night, Troy “Trombone Shorty” Andrews and Orleans Avenue brought their traveling Voodoo Threauxdown tour to the Greek Theatre in Los Angeles. The evening’s biggest highlight came when the band welcomed out a very special guest: multitalented rock and roll workhorse Dave Grohl.The current Foo Fighters frontman stepped in behind the drum kit, where he used to sit with his old band, Nirvana, and set the propulsive pace for an instrumental rendition of their Nevermind single, “In Bloom”. The collaboration reached its peak as Andrews climbed up on the drum riser with the clearly elated Grohl as the two pushed each other further, harder into the chaotic catharsis of the grunge classic.The reimagined Nirvana tribute with Trombone Shorty & Orleans Avenue was a rare occurrence for Dave Grohl. Since Nirvana frontman Kurt Cobain‘s death and the dissolution of the band in 1994, Grohl has always been reluctant to lean on the considerable nostalgia for the band he happened to play with for a handful of years as a young musician. He’s carved out an extremely illustrious career of his own, becoming one of the most notable figures in rock and roll. The “In Bloom” with Trombone Shorty marked just the second time Grohl has played Nirvana material live since Cobain’s death, with the first coming at the band’s Rock and Roll Hall of Fame induction ceremony in 2014.Grohl’s position on playing (or, more accurately, not playing) Nirvana is understandable. The music is so closely tied to the heart and mind of Cobain, the man that wrote it, that any performance without him would inevitably fall short. However, the New Orleans-style instrumental rendition allowed the immensely talented crew of musicians to honor the legacy of the material—and the impressive Dave Grohl drum work that powered it—without anyone having to bear the crushing weight of attempting to emulate Kurt Cobain.Thankfully, front-row fan-shot footage of the sit-in is already floating around the internet, so we can all witness this thrilling summit of Seattle and New Orleans music culture in all its glory. Check it out below.Trombone Shorty & Orleans Avenue w/ Dave Grohl – “In Bloom” [Instrumental][H/T Consequence of Sound]And just in case your day wasn’t already made by the video above, here’s a photo of Dave Grohl pointing at his own face on Trombone Shorty’s Nirvana t-shirt: Trombone Shorty’s Voodoo Threuaxdown tour continues on Wednesday, September 19th in Phoenix, AZ. For a full list of Trombone shorty’s upcoming dates, head to his website.
Photo: Vic Brazen Load remaining images Photo: Vic Brazen Colorado’s fan-favorite funk act, The Motet, rang in 2019 with a four-night New Year’s Eve run across the Northeast with TAUK, Sophistafunk, Moon Hooch, and JAW GEMS opening up as support.The run culminated with a celebration at the State Theatre in Portland, Maine, the hometown of frontman Lyle Divinsky. The New Year’s Eve throwdown opened up with sets from Moon Hooch and Jaw Gems, who are also local favorites.The extended set featured a high-octane mix of originals, before welcoming Lyle’s father, Phil Divinsky, to the stage to sing and dance to The Temptations‘ “Shakey Ground” as they all entered the new year. After the balloon drop, the band supercharged into “Jungle Love” by Morris Day and the Time before returning to their original tunes.As always, The Motet delivered a soul-stirring spectacle on Monday night. They will return to the road in a couple of weeks, linking up with Galactic and John Medeski’s Mad Skillet respectively this winter. While spring/summer tour dates have yet to be announced, The Motet have confirmed a co-headlining performance at Red Rocks Amphitheatre with Galactic on Friday, July 12th, 2019, with support from Moon Hooch. Head here for a full list of upcoming tour dates.Setlist: The Motet | State Theatre | Portland, ME | 12/31/18Truth, Contagious, That Dream, Rippin Herb, Keep On, Don’t Stoppin, Death or Devotion, Supernova, Shakey Ground #, *Countdown*, Jungle Love, Return of the Mack, Cloak and Dagger, Fool No More, Whacha Gonna Bring,ClosedEncore: Back it Up, Get it Right# with Phil Divinsky on vocals and dance moves
The Growlers have announced a 20-date tour that will take them coast-to-coast across North America, kicking off with two-nights in Denver, Colorado and wrapping with a three-show Texas run in Houston, San Antonio and Dallas.The psychedelic rock will make their debut at several new venues on this tour, including the Stone Pony in Asbury Park, New Jersey; CrossroadsKC in Kansas City, Missouri; Agora Theatre in Cleveland, Ohio; Asbury Hall in Buffalo, New York; and the Neighborhood Theatre in Charlotte, North Carolina. In addition to their headlining dates, the psychedelic rock band will team up with The Flaming Lips at Ogden Amphitheater in Ogden, Utah on Thursday, July 28th. After Texas, the band will travel to the UK to debut at Green Man in Brecon Beacons, Wales to play alongside Sharon Van Etten, Khruangbin, Idles and more.Tickets for The Growlers upcoming summer tour are on sale now on the band’s website.The Growlers Summer 20197/17 The Van Buren, Phoenix, AZ7/18 Ogden Amphitheater, Ogden, UT7/19 Ogden Theatre, Denver, CO7/20 Ogden Theatre, Denver, CO7/21 CrossroadsKC, Kansas City, MO7/23 Agora Theatre, Cleveland, OH7/24 Club XL Live, Harrisburg, PA7/25 Asbury Hall, Buffalo, NY7/26 Danforth Music Hall, Toronto, ON7/27 Rialto Theatre, Montreal, QC7/28 Skyloft, Albany, NY7/31 The Stone Pony, Asbury Park, NJ8/1 Elevation27, Virginia Beach, VA8/2 Neighborhood Theatre, Charlotte, NC8/3 Variety Playhouse, Atlanta, GA8/4 Music Farm, Charleston, SC8/7 Varsity Theatre, Baton Rouge, LA8/8 White Oak Music Hall, Houston, TX8/9 Paper Tiger, San Antonio, TX8/10 Granada Theater, Dallas, TX8/18 Green Man, Brecon Beacons, Wales, UKView All Tour Dates
CURRENT CROSSROADS FESTIVAL ARTIST LISTING(Note: Two Different Nights of Music. Not All Artists Will Perform Both Nights but Eric Clapton Will Perform Both Nights.)Alan DarbyAlbert LeeAndy Fairweather LowBilly GibbonsBonnie RaittBradley WalkerBuddy Guy BandDaniel SantiagoDerek TrucksDoyle Bramhall IIEric ClaptonGary Clark Jr.Gustavo SantaolallaJames BayJeff BeckJerry DouglasJimmie VaughanJoe WalshJonny LangKeb MoKurt RosenwinkelLos LobosPedro MartinsPeter FramptonRobert CrayRobert RandolphSheryl CrowSonny LandrethSusan TedeschiTom MischVince GillView Lineup Eric Clapton has officially announced the return of the Crossroads Guitar Festival after a five-year hiatus, set to go down September 20th and 21st at American Airlines Center in Dallas, Texas.Known for hosting performances and impromptu collaborations from the world’s most legendary guitar players, the fifth installment of the festival will see Clapton perform both nights along with Derek Trucks, Susan Tedeschi, Robert Randolph, Buddy Guy Band, Gary Clark Jr., Jeff Beck, Jimmie Vaughn, Peter Frampton, Billy Gibbons, Sonny Landreth, Sheryl Crow, Robert Cray, and so many more.In addition to the concerts, the Guitar Center Festival Village will be featured on Victory Plaza adjacent to the arena. According to the press release, “Some of the world’s best guitar and gear manufacturers, including Ernie Ball, Fender, Gibson, Martin, PRS, and more, will host interactive exhibits where guitar enthusiasts can plug in and play new products and classic favorites. In addition, the Guitar Center Festival Village Stage Presented by Ernie Ball will host master guitar clinics and solo performances by main stage artists, next generation guitar virtuosos, and special surprise guests. The Guitar Center Festival Village will be open from 12pm to 8pm each day and is free to all ticket holders.”Tickets for the Crossroads Guitar Festival may be purchased as follows: Citi® cardmembers will have first access to purchase presale tickets beginning Tuesday, April 2 at 10am CT through Wednesday, April 3 at 10pm CT. Presale tickets will be available through Citi EntertainmentSM. For complete details, please visit www.citientertainment.com. General Public On-Sale will begin Friday, April 5th at 10am CT via www.ticketmaster.com