Month: March 2021

Watch ‘The Crossing’ with Jeff Gordon, Ron Howard

Watch ‘The Crossing’ with Jeff Gordon, Ron Howard

first_imgWatch episodes of ‘The Crossing’ as a four-time NASCAR Sprint Cup Series champ meets a two-time Academy Award winner WATCH: Final Laps: Johnson breaks record MORE: WATCH: Keselowski brings out caution WATCH: Dale Jr.: misses pit road Click here to watch episodes of ‘The Crossing’ with Chase for the NASCAR Sprint Cup contender Jeff Gordon and ‘Rush’ director Ron Howard. WATCH: Victory Lane: Johnson wins at Doverlast_img

Break Science Releases Chill Remix of Sonya Kitchell’s ‘Mexico’ [Listen]

Break Science Releases Chill Remix of Sonya Kitchell’s ‘Mexico’ [Listen]

first_imgAdam Deitch and Borahm Lee have done it again. Also known as Break Science, the dynamic duo have released a fresh new remix of Sonya Kitchell‘s “Mexico,”, from her January 2016 release We Come Apart. You might also recognize the vocalist from BreakSci’s 2013 album Seven Bridges, on “Breath of Space” and “Once In A While.”The vocals float upon a wave of synth-heavy, beat-breaking vibrations that bring you up in the clouds then straight back down to earth. Grab a pair of headphones and listen up for this one. The chill-factor is real. The impressive remix comes just a little over one month before Break Science heads to St. Augustine for a late night set at the inaugural Fool’s Paradise this April 1-2. The funk-fueled beach party includes Lettuce, GRiZ, Vulfpeck, Chris Robinson’s Soul Revue, The Nth Power, Goldfish, and more. Tickets are on sale now and available here. [Premiere via Dancing Astronaut]last_img read more

Snarky Puppy Shows ‘How To Make Music For Both Brain And Booty’ In New Short Film

Snarky Puppy Shows ‘How To Make Music For Both Brain And Booty’ In New Short Film

first_imgNPR‘s Jazz Night In America series follows Snarky Puppy through the band’s hometown of Dallas for a sold-out show at The Door. The nearly 40-minute documentary features live performances, interviews from band members, their professors at the University of North Texas, and other musical collaborators, as viewers get a glimpse into the touring aspect of the two-time, Grammy-winning gigantic instrumental band.“Hearing things wrong can be a moment of opportunity,” explains bassist and bandleader Michael League about his song-writing process. Specifically speaking of how the song “Shofukan” was first imagined, when he misheard the rhythm of a pop song while walking through a department store, later recording his misunderstanding into a masterpiece we are all now familiar with. League’s explanation on the folkloric grooves versus the American tendencies to mathematically analyze music perfectly bridges the understanding of what makes Snarky Puppy’s compositions so interestingly groovy. It truly is “Music for Both Brain and Booty.”Watch the clip where he explains the thought-processing of “Shofukan” here:  Snarky Puppy: ‘Music For The Brain And Booty’“Hearing things wrong can be a moment of opportunity.” Watch a documentary on Snarky Puppy. http://n.pr/21uVCYyPosted by NPR Music on Thursday, February 25, 2016 And the full video, courtesy of NPR, can be viewed here:last_img read more

New ‘Soundbreaking’ Series To Feature Members Of Beatles, Grateful Dead, Pink Floyd & More

New ‘Soundbreaking’ Series To Feature Members Of Beatles, Grateful Dead, Pink Floyd & More

first_imgA new and exciting series is coming to PBS this November! Titled Soundbreaking, the documentary series will spotlight various “groundbreaking” achievements in the realm of all things musical. The list of musicians who were interviewed is extraordinary, only making us more excited for the series to premiere.Over 150 artists will appear, including Paul McCartney, Ringo Starr, Tom Petty, Roger Waters, Mickey Hartm Roger Daltrey, Dave Grohl, Questlove, Bon Iver, Willie Nelson, Beck, B.B. King, Adam “Ad-Rock” Horovitz, Joni Mitchell, Debbie Harry, Darryl “D.M.C.” McDaniels, Mark Knopfler, Brian Eno, Nile Rodgers, Quincy Jones, Rick Rubin, Tony Visconti, RZA, Daniel Lanois, and Mark Ronson.Watch the trailer, which premiered on Rolling Stone, below:The series was also meant to spotlight the work of producer George Martin, who passed away at the age of 90 last week. In a statement, Martin recently said, “Soundbreaking afforded me the opportunity to tell the story of the creative process of so many of the artists I have worked with throughout my life.” As such, the series put together a short tribute with artists talking about Martin’s creative work throughout the years.Soundbreaking will broadcast on PBS stations, weeknights from November 14 – 23 at 10 p.m. ET. Here’s a rundown of the eight episodes:-George Martin and the Beatles’ groundbreaking work in the studio creates a new paradigm for pop music-Phil Spector’s rise as the first ‘rock star producer’-Paul Epworth’s collaboration with Adele on “Rolling in the Deep”-Stevie Wonder embraces the synthesizer and makes a break with Motown-Giorgio Moroder fuses R&B with electronica and the dance floor explodes-The art of sampling gives rise to hip hop-Michael Jackson and Madonna take the art of the music video to new heights-Miles Davis and Marvin Gaye use the long-playing record for new kinds of expression[H/T JamBase]last_img read more

Bob Weir Just Played Six Songs With Phish In Nashville

Bob Weir Just Played Six Songs With Phish In Nashville

first_imgAs if the five songs of the set weren’t enough, Phish brought Weir back out for their encore rendition of Bob Dylan’s “Quinn The Eskimo.” Though Weir didn’t sing, he did lend his guitarwork to the great finale. “Quinn” is one of the few covers that made its way into both bands’ extensive catalogs. What an encore!The extended sit-in naturally brought back memories of Weir and Anastasio’s last large-scale collaboration, “Fare Thee Well.” Songs like “Samson And Delilah,” “West L.A. Fadeaway” and “Playin’ In The Band” were all played during those amazing anniversary celebration of the Grateful Dead. Interestingly, Weir is the first musician to sit in with Phish since Jennifer Hartswick and Natalie Cressman had the honor at Dick’s Sporting Goods Park in 2014. Even more interestingly, Phish never really noted Weir’s presence verbally, though musically the reverence was readily apparent.Check out a few Instagram videos of the sit-in below, and we’ll be sure to continue to update with footage as it becomes available. The jams continued as Trey Anastasio led the opening notes of Phish classic, “Twist.” Though Weir didn’t join in on the vocals, he most definitely lent his improvisational guitar abilities to the song. The version passed the 15-minute mark with ease; it’s a rendition that is sure to go down in the jam history books for years to come. The collaboration continued with Big Boat original “Miss You,” though with a slight change: Weir on lead vocals! Who would have expected Bob Weir singing lead vocals on a Phish song, let alone a brand new one? Quite the surprising turn of events! The collaboration kept on going with a Grateful Dead classic, “West L.A. Fadeaway.” The Grateful Dead original was last played by Phish in 2000, naturally during the last time that Weir sat in with Phish back 16 years ago. The song marked Phish’s first true Grateful Dead cover since then, but it wouldn’t be the last… the band then jumped into a debut of “Playing In The Band.” Trey sang the lead vocals, reversing roles with Bob Weir who sang Phish’s “Miss You” just two songs earlier. This was another extended jam session, much to the fans’ delight.center_img A few hours ago, we got wind that Bob Weir made his way over to the Ascend Amphitheater in Nashville, TN to join his fellow jam compatriots, Phish, in a soundcheck jam. Weir is performing at Nashville’s famed Ryman Auditorium tomorrow night, October 19th, and made his way into town a day early to take in some Phish.Though the band played “Walkin’ Blues” during the soundcheck jam, the song was nowhere to be found during the actual show. Weir emerged halfway through the second set of Phish’s show, and the band settled in with some noodling that wound its way into a Phish debut of the famed song “Samson And Delilah,” with Weir on lead vocals. Though not technically a Grateful Dead song, it’s hard to associate “Samson And Delilah” with anyone but the Grateful Dead. [Photo via Music Gypsy Nashville // Instagram]last_img read more

U2 Announces “The Joshua Tree” 30th Anniversary Tour Dates

U2 Announces “The Joshua Tree” 30th Anniversary Tour Dates

first_imgAfter much speculation, rock icons U2 have revealed plans for a major tour celebrating the 30th anniversary of their hit 1987 album, Joshua Tree. The band has confirmed that they will be performing the album in its entirety throughout the tour, giving fans an opportunity to hear Joshua Tree live.According to guitarist The Edge, the decision to revive Joshua Tree was inspired by the modern political climate. In an interview with Rolling Stone, he says:“That record was written in the mid-Eighties, during the Reagan-Thatcher era of British and U.S. politics. It was a period when there was a lot of unrest. Thatcher was in the throes of trying to put down the miners’ strike; there was all kinds of shenanigans going on in Central America. It feels like we’re right back there in a way. I don’t think any of our work has ever come full circle to that extent. It just felt like, ‘Wow, these songs have a new meaning and a new resonance today that they didn’t have three years ago, four years ago.’”The tour runs from May 12th through August 1st, including performances at a number of major football stadiums across the US. The band has also confirmed their headlining set at Bonnaroo Music Festival, a full two days before Bonnaroo is set to reveal its lineup. In addition, they’ll be joined by some great bands throughout the tour, including Mumford & Sons, Noel Gallagher’s High Flying Birds, The Lumineers, and OneRepublic.The full schedule can be seen below, and tickets will be on sale by January 17th. There’s also a teaser video for the tour, which you can find below.U2 2017 Tour Dates:05/12 – Vancouver, BC @ BC Place *05/14 – Seattle, WA @ CenturyLink Field *05/17 – Santa Clara, CA @ Levi’s Stadium *05/20 – Los Angeles, CA @ Rose Bowl #05/24 – Houston, TX @ NRG Stadium #05/26 – Dallas, TX @ AT&T Stadium #06/03 – Chicago, IL @ Soldier Field #06/07 – Pittsburgh, PA @ Heinz Field #06/09 – Manchester, TN @ Bonnaroo Music Festival06/11 – Miami, Fl @ Hard Rock Stadium ^06/14 – Tampa, FL @ Raymond James Stadium ^06/18 – Philadelphia, PA @ Lincoln Financial Field #06/20 – Washington, DC @ FedExField #06/23 – Toronto, ONT @ Rogers Centre #06/25 – Boston, MA @ Gillette Stadium #06/28 – East Rutherford, NJ @ MetLife Stadium #07/01 – Cleveland, OH @ FirstEnergy Stadium ^07/08 – London, UK @ Twickenham Stadium %07/12 – Berlin, DE @ Olympic Stadium %07/15 – Rome, IT @ Olympic Stadium %07/18 – Barcelona, ES @ Olympic Stadium %07/22 – Dublin, IE @ Croke Park %07/25 – Paris, FR @ Stade De France %07/29 – Amsterdam, NL @ Amsterdam Arena %08/01 – Brussels, BE @ Stade Roi-Baudoin %* = w/ Mumford & Sons# = w/ The Lumineers^ = w/ OneRepublic% = w/ Noel Gallagher’s High Flying Birdslast_img read more

Moon Dance Music Festival Returns With Keller William’s Grateful Grass Featuring Jeff Austin And More

Moon Dance Music Festival Returns With Keller William’s Grateful Grass Featuring Jeff Austin And More

first_imgMoon Dance Music Festival will be returning to Anglers in Fremont, Wisconsin this July, marking the festival’s fourth anniversary. The three-day festival, which is slated to run from July 20th through 22nd, is a bluegrass dream, with the top headlining spots going to Keller’s Grateful Grass featuring Jeff Austin, a solo Keller Williams set, and Cornmeal in addition to the plentiful other artists rounding out the list. You can get more information about the festival here and purchase tickets here.last_img

Kamasi Washington Releases Sprawling New Double Album, ‘Heaven And Earth’ [Listen]

Kamasi Washington Releases Sprawling New Double Album, ‘Heaven And Earth’ [Listen]

first_imgHeaven and Earth TracklistI. EarthFists of FuryCan You Hear HimHubtonesConnectionsTiffakonkaeThe Invincible YouthTestifyOne of OneII. HeavenThe Space Travelers LullabyVi Lua Vi SolStreet Fighter MasSong for the FallenJourneyThe PsalmnistShow Us the WayWill You SingView Track ListingINTERVIEW: Kamasi Washington Talks Truth, Harmony of Difference, Working With Everyone From Kendrick Lamar To The String Cheese IncidentKamasi Washington is currently on tour to support the new album, with an extensive schedule of dates set to keep him on the road consistently through mid-November. For a full list of Kamasi’s upcoming tour dates, see below. For more information, or to grab your tickets, head to his website.Kamasi Washington Upcoming Tour Dates:June 23 Pasadena, CA Arroyo SecoJune 24 Vancouver, BC Queen Elizabeth TheatreJune 25 Saskatoon, SK Saskatchewan Jazz FestivalJune 29 Waitsfield, VT Friendly GatheringJune 30 Montreal, Quebec Festival International de Jazz de MontrealJuly 12 Berkeley, CA Greek Theater‡July 25 Detroit, MI Chene Park AmphitheaterAugust 4 Dublin, Ireland Beatyard FestivalAugust 5 Oxfordshire, U.K. Wilderness FestivalAugust 7 Mainz, Germany Frankfurter Hof Mainz @ Zitadelle MainzAugust 9 Antwerp, Belgium Jazz MiddelheimAugust 10 Copenhagen, Denmark HAVENAugust 11 Gothenburg, Sweden Way Out WestAugust 12 Helsinki, Finland FLOWAugust 17-19 Tokyo, Japan Summer Sonic FestivalOctober 17 Seattle, WA The ShowboxOctober 18 Portland, OR Crystal BallroomOctober 19 San Francisco, CA TBAOctober 20 San Luis Obispo, CA Fremont TheaterOctober 22 Santa Fe, NM Meow WolfOctober 24 Salt Lake City, UT The ComplexOctober 25 Aspen, CO Belly UpOctober 26 Denver, CO Ogden TheatreOctober 27 Boulder, CO Boulder TheaterOctober 29 Kansas City, MO The TrumanOctober 31 Iowa City, IA The Englert TheatreNovember 1 Minneapolis, MN TBANovember 2 Madison, WI TBANovember 3 Chicago, IL Riviera TheatreNovember 5 Toronto, CA Sony Centre for The Performing ArtsNovember 7 Portland, ME State TheatreNovember 8 Boston, MA RoyaleNovember 9 Philadelphia, PA Electric FactoryNovember 10 Washington D.C. Lincoln TheatreNovember 14 Richmond, VA The NationalNovember 15 Raleigh, NC The RitzNovember 16 Nashville, TN Marathon Music WorksNovember 17 Atlanta, GA Buckhead Theatre*with Vulfpeck†with Alt-J‡with Sylvan EssoView All Tour Dates Today, contemporary jazz torch-bearer Kamasi Washington officially released his new double album, Heaven And Earth, marking Washington’s first release since his 2017 audiovisual concept EP Harmony of Difference and his first full-length effort since his aptly named 2015 effort, The Epic. As Kamasi explained when he announced the release of Heaven And Earth:“The world that my mind lives in, lives in my mind.” This idea inspired me to make this album. The “Earth” side [tracks 1–8] represents the world as I see it outwardly, the world that I am a part of. The “Heaven” side [tracks 9-16] represents the world as I see it inwardly, the world that is a part of me. I put my heart and soul into this album and I can’t wait for you all to hear it!!!Ahead of the album’s release, Kamasi also shared a number of visual clips, including a pair of one-minute videos that help elicit the celestial beauty of Heaven (“The Space Travelers Lullaby”) and the stark human urgency of Earth (“Fists of Fury”) and a full music video for Street Fighter-inspired single “Street Fighter Mas”. You can listen to Heaven And Earth in its entirety below via Spotify:Kamasi Washington – Heaven And Earth – Full Albumlast_img read more

Grateful Dead Delivers Impressive Jams At Cape Cod Coliseum, On This Day In 1979 [Full-Show Audio]

Grateful Dead Delivers Impressive Jams At Cape Cod Coliseum, On This Day In 1979 [Full-Show Audio]

first_img1979 was a year of flux for the Grateful Dead. The final year of the band’s trailblazing 1970s-era, 1979 was a period of transition for the band between the departure of Keith (and Donna Jean) Godchaux, and Brent Mydland‘s arrival, the Dead were able to further explore their own material and with their new pianist who provided a revamped style of playing and impressive vocals to match.The Dead would release their 11th studio album with Go To Heaven a year later in April 1980. The album included, among other things, some questionable cover art and a slew of Dead classics in “Alabama Getaway”, “Althea”, “Feel Like A Stranger”, “Lost Sailor”, and “Saint of Circumstance”. Several of which would find their way into the band’s rotation by the fall of ’79.While there’s no disputing the brilliance of 1977 in general, like the famous Barton Hall show at Cornell University (5/8), the Hartford Civic Center (5/28), the Sportatorium (5/22), or even Buffalo’s War Auditorium show (5/9), the Dead’s visit to the Cape Cod Coliseum on 10/27/79 in South Yarmouth, MA is no less significant. Though unbeknownst at the time, it’s almost as if Deadheads can hear the band turning the page into the next era of their long, strange trip when revisiting their 1979 Cape Cod performance.After stirring up the crowd with a quintessential opener in “Jack Straw”, the first set heated up with a great “Me & My Uncle” into “Big River” segue which indicated, if nothing else, that guitarist Jerry Garcia was going to be in top form that night. Sounding flexible and focused, Garcia proceeded to put on a display for one and all, with each solo more mesmerizing than the one before.The second half of the performance kicked off with an absolute show-stopper in “Dancing In The Streets”. Beginning and ending with Garcia’s envelope filter effects, the jam was as tight and funky as anything that was coming out of the Dead machine by 1979. With Mydland providing the underlying current to this jam, Garcia was able to take this sucker for a ride with Bob Weir riding shotgun and Phil Lesh, Bill Kreutzmann, and Mickey Hart all holding down a conjoined rhythm section. With amazing tempo and groove leading the way, “Dancin’” gave way to a rockin’ 17+ minute version of “Franklin’s Tower”.A solid, swirling outro jam in “He’s Gone” and “Caution (Do Not Step On Tracks)” led to an all-time maddening bass drop from bassist Phil Lesh into “The Other One”. By the time the show wrapped up with a “Drums” section leading to a blazing “Not Fade Away”, “Black Peter”, Chuck Berry’s “Around and Around”, and a “One More Saturday Night” encore, there was no question that the evening’s proceedings were of unparalleled greatness. A fitting end to a show highlighting the tail end of arguably the Dead’s strongest decade.Revisit the band’s memorable October 1979 performance in Cape Cod below.Grateful Dead – Cape Cod Coliseum – 10/27/79 [Audio: Jonathan Aizen]last_img read more

Explosions In The Sky Announces 20th Anniversary Tour Dates

Explosions In The Sky Announces 20th Anniversary Tour Dates

first_imgExplosions In The Sky will hit the road this fall in celebration of their 20th anniversary. The instrumental, ambient-rock band from Texas came together and began releasing music back in 1999, and will look to celebrate their two successful decades of carving out their own little niche in the industry with 23 shows scheduled to begin on September 11th in Arizona.The two-month tour will take the rock quartet across much of the United States when it starts out along the west coast with shows at Mesa Arts Center in Mesa, AZ (9/11); Hollywood Palladium in Los Angeles, CA (9/12); Fox Theater in Oakland, CA (9/16); The Depot in Salt Lake City, UT (9/19); Ogden Theatre in Denver, CO (9/20); And the Taos Mesa Brewing Amphitheater in Taos, NM (9/22). Following a few weeks off, the tour will head east for the next leg of shows with stops at The Mill & Mine in Knoxville, TN (10/10); The Ritz in Raleigh, NC (10/11); Knockdown Center in Brooklyn, NY (10/13); and Asbury Hall in Buffalo, NY (10/14).The final leg of the tour will see the band hitting markets across the midwest starting at Masonic Temple Cathedral in Detroit, MI (16); The Sylvee in Madison, WI (10/18); The Palace Theater in St. Paul, MN (10/19); The Bourbon Theatre in Lincoln, NE (10/22); and the Criterion Theater in Oklahoma City, OK (10/24).Presale tickets for the tour will be available beginning on Tuesday, April 16th, at 10 a.m. Local with the password, “EITS99”. General on sale will follow starting this Friday, April 19th, at 10 a.m. local time. Fans can head to the tour page on the band’s website for more information.Explosions In The Sky 20th Anniversary Tour Dates: 9/11 – Mesa, AZ – Mesa Arts Center9/12 – Los Angeles, CA – Hollywood Palladium9/13 – Santa Ana, CA – Yost Theater9/14 – Point Reyes, CA – Love Field9/16 – Oakland, CA – Fox Theater9/17 – Sacramento, CA – Crest Theater9/19 – Salt Lake City, UT – The Depot9/20 – Denver, CO – Ogden Theatre9/21 – Boulder, CO – Boulder Theater9/22 – Taos, NM – Taos Mesa Brewing Amphitheater10/10 – Knoxville, TN – The Mill & Mine10/11 – Raleigh, NC – The Ritz10/12 – Sayreville, NJ – Starland Ballroom10/13 – Brooklyn, NY – Knockdown Center10/14 – Buffalo, NY – Asbury Hall10/16 – Detroit, MI – Masonic Temple Cathedral10/17 – Bloomington, IL – Castle Theatre10/18 – Madison, WI – The Sylvee10/19 – St Paul, MN – The Palace Theater10/20 – Maquoketa, IA – Codfish Hollow Barnstormers10/22 – Lincoln, NE – The Bourbon Theatre10/23 – Lawrence, KS – Liberty Hall10/24 – Oklahoma City, OK – Criterion TheaterView All 20th Anniversary Tour Dateslast_img read more