Umphrey’s McGee To Release ‘Reel To Real’ Soundtrack, Shares Leading Single

first_imgUmphrey’s McGee recently released their feature documentary Reel To Real, but the band has more in store! Not only can you rent or purchase the documentary, but the band is also planning the release of a soundtrack companion album!Among the songs tracked for the new album is “Gone For Good,” a tune that started as an instrumental and was reworked with lyrics for a performance on January 1st – following a screening of Reel To Real. The album version is a composite of the debut performance and a studio rendition, merged together to create some Umphrey’s magic.We went in-depth with UM lighting director Jefferson Waful about Reel To Real, as Waful was the director of the project. You can read all about that here! You can find audio downloads for “Gone For Good” here, or stream the track through the Nugs.net app. We’ll be sure to update once more information about the full soundtrack is revealed!last_img read more

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Watch Marcus King Sit In With JJ Grey & Mofro In North Carolina

first_imgLast night, JJ Grey & Mofro visited Pigsah Brewing Company in Black Mountain, NC for a hot show with support from rising rockers The Marcus King Band. During the headlining set, Marcus King joined Grey and company for a rousing performance of “Ol’ Glory”, from their 2015 album of the same name. Grey was clearly excited by the young guitar virtuoso’s impressive solo, exclaiming, “Man, I don’t even know what song we’re playing anymore!” when he finished.You can watch fan-shot video of the performance below, courtesy of Richard Granaas:Keep an eye out for more from The Marcus King Band in the near future. Their eponymous second studio album is due out on October 7th. The first single from the new album, “Ain’t Nothing Wrong With That” is streaming now on Spotify:last_img read more

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Joe Russo’s Almost Dead Shares Soundboard From November Philly Show [Listen]

first_imgToday, Joe Russo’s Almost Dead released the soundboard audio recording from their sold-out performance at The Fillmore Philadelphia this past Thanksgiving weekend. The recording (captured by taper Eric McRoberts) marks the 22nd edition of their “Taper Tuesday” series.The November 26th show featured Jon Shaw filling in while regular bassist Dave Dreiwitz fulfilled his regular duties with Ween at their second of three gigs at The Capitol Theatre. The show started with a big jam that wound into “Cumberland Blues,” and the first set stayed with the classics. It was the second set where the band started to explore, weaving “Slipknot!” into an array of songs that included “Feel Like A Stranger” and “Franklin’s Tower.” They also explored Radiohead’s “Myxomatosis” for the third time, but kept this version instrumental. Afterwards, they went back into “Slipknot!” again, before emerging with “Crazy Fingers”.Enjoy the full soundboard recording below (via archive.org)!Joe Russo’s Almost Dead will embark on a sold-out 6-show late-2016 run at Denver’s Ogden Theatre on December 15th, followed by Boulder Theatre on the 16th and Aspen’s Belly Up on the 17th. Less than two weeks later, the band will hit New York for a New Year’s run that will have them at Brooklyn Bowl on the 29th and The Capitol Theatre on the 30th and 31st. All of the shows are sold out.Setlist: Joe Russo’s Almost Dead – 11/26/16 – The Fillmore – Philadelphia, PASet 1 (9:15PM – 10:40PM):01. Jam ->02. Cumberland Blues @ (All) >03. Here Come Sunshine # (TH) ->04. Casey Jones >05. Mr Charlie (SM)06. Marco Solo $ ->07. The Wheel (All) ->08. Morning Dew + (TH)Set 2 (11:10PM – 12:47AM):01. Feel Like A Stranger (SM) ->02. Slipknot! (End) ->03. Franklins Tower (TH) ->04. Slipknot! ->05. Myxomatosis Jam % ->06. Slipknot! ->07. Crazy Fingers (TH) >08. Estimated Prophet (SM) ->09. Eyes Of The World & (TH) ->10. Playing In The Band (SM)Encore:11. GDTRFB && (All) ->12. We Bid You Good Night ending *@ – With a “Hoedown” (Aaron Copeland) Tease (MB)# – With a “Material Girl” (Madonna) Tease (MB), a Duo Jam & a China Cat Sunflower Tease (TH)$ – Bunch of Teases & / or familiar themes in here, including probably a “Dear Prudence” (The Beatles) Tease & an “Everything In It’s Right Place” (Radiohead) Tease. See what you can find.+ – With a “Playin’ In the Band” Tease% – Radiohead cover, 3rd time played, not sung& – With a JS Bass Solo & Playin In The Band Tease (TH)* – “Standard” Instrumental ending for GDTRFB, with a “Cold Rain & Snow” tease (TH)&& – With a “Stella Blue” Teaselast_img read more

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John Mayer To Appear On “The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon” Tonight

first_imgBeloved guitarist John Mayer is on an absolute musical tear these days. After a remarkable tour with Dead & Company over the summer, Mayer got his Trio together and put the finishing touches on a new album. The band released their first single, “Love On The Weekend,” not too long ago, and Mayer then hosted a live Q&A session to talk more about the album and future plans.So far, the Trio has only played one show this year, but Mayer has promised tour dates and more from the beloved crew. Today he’s made good on that promise, announcing an appearance on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon. That taping will air on December 6th, as per an event announcement from Mayer himself. Though the announcement doesn’t specify, it is assumed that Mayer will be performing with Pino Palladino and Steve Jordan for the show. This also marks Mayer’s first appearance on the program as a solo artist, though he did appear with Dead & Company in early 2016. Watch that here.We can’t wait to see what Mayer has in store, especially with his new album The Search For Everything coming out in early 2017! Catch his performance tonight at 11:35pm ET/PT on NBC.last_img read more

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Phish Tribute Band Makes One Fan’s Dream Come True By Playing His Setlist

first_imgA Live One is known for their top notch Phish tribute performances, capturing the jam band’s music for audiences nationwide. It’s no surprise that many fans are passionate about Phish’s music, even so far as to request dream setlists filled with their favorite songs. Though Phish doesn’t particularly take requests these days, the band’s community spirit was carried on through A Live One’s recent show at Martin’s Bar in Jackson, MS.The band saw that a fan had commented on their Facebook event group with a full setlist request, so they decided to give it a go. “Occasionally we’ll post in our Facebook events and ask what people want to hear at the show that night, usually people will list one or a few of their favorite songs,” said keyboardist Zack Morgan. “Well, someone commented a full setlist (2 sets and and encore) and we decided it would be fun to just play the whole thing. So we did!”Now that is a band that’s dedicated to their fans![Photo captured by Andrew Hall]last_img read more

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Umphrey’s McGee Shares Pro-Shot “Can’t You See” Video With Greensky’s Anders Beck & Paul Hoffman

first_imgUmphrey’s McGee just officially released a pro-shot video from their three-night run in Asheville last weekend. Umphrey’s certainly took advantage of the fact that Greensky Bluegrass was their opening act, with Anders Beck and Paul Hoffman of Greensky joining them on stage for multiple occasions throughout the weekend.This latest eight-minute video features Umphrey’s McGee, Beck, and Hoffman taking on “Can’t You See” as a first-set closer from their show on February 18th at the ExploreAsheville.com Arena. Check out the video for yourself below, courtesy of the band and TourGigs. [Cover photo: Phierce Photo]last_img read more

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Bill Murray Takes A Walk Down “Happy Street” In Uplifting New Song

first_imgThe legendary actor/comedian Bill Murray is such a standup guy… Having recently announced that he will be part of a new performance art show New Worlds, where he’ll be performing the work of Stephen Foster and George Gershwin, he’s now here with an original collaboration with Paul Shaffer that comes in the form of an animated music video.Murray and the former Late Night with David Letterman musical director spread happiness in this new “Happy Street” collaboration, from Shaffer’s upcoming album with The World’s Most Dangers Band. With Murray singing the words of the happiest tune you’ll hear today, there’s no way you’ll keep that smile tucked away. It’s all about going with the groove, not letting the world bring you down, and “smiling at those you meet when you’re walking down Happy Street.” Watch the video below:Songs like these, that promote happiness found in nature and optimism in humanity, are what the world needs right now. So big thanks to Bill Murray and Paul Shaffer for putting this song in our heads.[via CoS]last_img read more

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Watch Keller Williams’ Grateful Grass & The Infamous Stringdusters Perform “Bertha” At Summer Camp

first_imgThe 2015 installment of Summer Camp Music Festival saw Keller Williams’ Grateful Grass deliver a memorable performance on 5/22/15. During the energetic, Grateful Dead inspired set, The Infamous Stringdusters lent their bluegrass talents to the stage for an especially soulful rendition of “Bertha.”The festival has shared pro-shot video from this performance, which you can view below:Keller Williams will return to Summer Camp Music Festival this summer with his Keller Williams KWahtro project. This year’s lineup also includes: Trey Anastasio Band, Primus, Run The Jewels, Mike Gordon, The Claypool Lennon Delirium, Destructo, EOTO, The Floozies, The Disco Biscuits, Gov’t Mule, Yonder Mountain String Band, Everyone Orchestra, Pretty Lights Live Band, Gramatik, Railroad Earth, Turkuaz, GTA, Spafford, HeRobust, Andy Frasco, Mungion, Naughty Professor, Aqueous, BIG Something, Hip Abduction, Jaw Gems, Organ Freeman, and so many more. For more information, head to the festival’s website.last_img read more

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Soulive Announces Doyle Bramhall II As Special Guest For Night Two Of Bowlive Residency

first_imgAs anticipation builds for the return of Soulive‘s 8-night Brooklyn Bowl residency “Bowlive” this summer, the band has announced guitarist Doyle Bramhall II as their special guest for night two of the run, June 8th. Bramhall, who has worked with Eric Clapton, Roger Waters, and more, is the son of guitarist Doyle Bramhall, frequent Stevie Ray Vaughan co-writer and collaborator.For years, the instrumental jazz/funk fusion trio held down an annual spot at the Brooklyn Bowl for an extended residency, bringing in different artists on each night of the run to collaborate with Soulive’s Eric Krasno, Neal Evans, and Alan Evans. After taking a year off from that tradition last year, Soulive announced the triumphant return of this cherished New York music scene tradition. Unlike past Bowlives, which were held in March, this run will take place throughout the month of June, broken into two consecutive 4-night stands: June 7th – 10th, and June 14th – 17th. Last week, the band announced that Karl Denson and Steve Kimock will join them on night one, June 7th. We’ll keep you posted on the rest of the Bowlive special guest announcements as the residency draws closer.You can buy tickets to the show here.last_img read more

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