While making their way to a headlining spot at Bonnaroo earlier this month, Pearl Jam decided to take a bit of a detour to Nashville and do some recording at Jack White‘s Third Man Records studio. The group performed a set in the Blue Room that consisted of “Corduroy”, “Pendulum,” a cover of Pink Floyd‘s “Interstellar Overdrive”, and even had White join them during the encore on “Of The Earth”. Eddie Vedder also stepped inside the Voice-O-Graph booth to record a solo number.Pearl Jam Welcomes Jack White At Intimate Third Man Records Performance In NashvilleThird Man Records has announced that they will release the live session as part of their Vault Series. The special release will include a black-and-gold, split-colored vinyl version of the Pearl Jam set, packaged in a custom jacket, along with a pressing of Vedder’s solo number. A hardcover photo book featuring photos of the session taken by Jamie Goodsell will also be included in the release. Members of Pearl Jam’s Ten Club will received $15 off the total cost.For more info on this special Pearl Jam release, click HERE.[via Consequence of Sound]
The Groove Orient just finished up their first half of their fall tour with performances supporting The Main Squeeze, as well as an opening slot for Eric Krasno, Jeff Sipe, ToddStoops, Roosevelt Collier, and Reed Mathis in Jacksonville, FL for a Phish after party. With some great shows in the books, the band will now kick off their second half of their Fall Tour this Friday with a Main Stage performance at Suwannee Hulaween, with powerhouse vocalist Kaleigh Baker!TGO will also be supporting TAUK in November, and will be performing at the inaugural A Feast of Funk at The Spirit of Suwannee Music Park later in the year. They’ll also be bringing in the New Year at The Hometeam New Years Rally, so don’t miss out.In celebration of all things Groovy, we’re sharing a full set video from the band’s performance at Wills Pub in Orlando, FL. Dig the tunes below!The band’s full tour schedule can be seen below, and more information is available via their official website.The Groove Orient Fall Tour10/28 – 10/30 – Suwannee Hulaween – Live Oak, FL w/ Kaleigh Baker11/3 – Charleston Pour House – Charleston, SC – w/ The Southern Belles & Grant Farm11/4 – The Camel – Richmond, VA – w/ The Southern Belles11/5 – The Palm Room – Wrightsville Beach, NC11/8 – The Pour House Music Hall – Raleigh, NC11/9 – The Whiskey – Wilmington, NC11/10 – Pisgah Brewing – Black Mountain, NC11/11 – Scruffy City Hall – Knoxville, TN11/12 – Block Party – Orlando, FL11/16 – The Social – Orlando, FL – w/ Tauk11/18 – 11/19 – A Feast Of Funk and Soul Food – Live Oak, FL12/16 – Wills Pub – Orlando, FL w/ The Southern Belles12/17 – Crowbar – Ybor City, FL – w/ The Southern Belles & Future Vintage12/31 – TBA1/1 – The Hometeam New Years Rally – Lakeland, FL
The Marcus King Band is currently in the middle of a run through Colorado, and came to Fort Collins, CO’s Hodi’s Half Note for a mid-week rocker of a show last night. To say Marcus King is a solid “up and coming” guitarist would be the understatement of the year. This kid is the straight truth and is already on the path to legitimate superstardom.With an accomplished backing band consisting of Jack Ryan (drums), Matt Jennings (organ/keys), Stephen Campbell (bass), Justin Johnson (trumpet/trombone/vocals), and Dean Mitchell (sax), King is able to take the lead and leave everyone in attendance in awe with his sheer brilliance on the guitar, and super gritty, yet soulful voice. This is that southern blues rock that legends are made of, and King is ready to have the torch passed his way.The group ran through new tracks from the recent self-titled album, which was released on October 7th via Warren Haynes‘ label Evil Teen Records, and features Waynes himself, as well as Derek Trucks. “Rita Is Gone > Dave’s Apparition (Interlude),” which eventually made its way into The Temptations‘ “Papa Was a Rolling Stone” was a particular segment that saw King and company firing on all cylinders. A cover of Black Sabbath‘s “War Pigs” was a welcome addition to the set as well, giving a touch of metal edge to that southern soul.For the encore, King came out solo for a beautiful rendition of “I Won’t Be Here,” the last track on 2015’s Soul Insight. It was a fitting end to the evening, as both King and the crowd sang along to the chorus in unison, “I won’t be here, if you ever change your mind,” proving just why Greenville, SC’s first-born son will leave his lasting mark on the music world for many years to come. Check out some video from the performance below:“War Pigs” (Black Sabbath):“Rita’s Gone > Dave’s Apparition (Interlude)”:“Papa Was A Rolling Stone”:
Atlanta based electronic duo Modern Measure has some exciting grooves in the works, as they plot a major winter tour and a new album. The band is set to release their new full length album, For The Moment, on February 24th, and we’re honored to have your first cut from the new release.Titled “Hope,” the new jam is a straight fire groove that employs guest work from JuBee (Michal Menert). The uplifting new single comes at a time of social divisiveness, bringing listeners together with a powerful musical display. Check out the official stream of “Hope,” below.If you like what you hear, there’s more coming on the horizon, including a collaboration with STS9’s Jefree Lerner. There’s plenty of Modern Measure love to go around, as the band will be on the road all winter into the spring. Check out their tour schedule below, and head to the band’s website for details.
As we trudge through the waning weeks of winter, Dominican Holidaze and Tour Gigs continue to brighten our days with a steady stream of pro-shot footage from the premiere destination event’s 2016 edition.Today, Umphrey’s McGee shared the newest installation of that series: a beautiful video of the band performing “Day Nurse” during their beachside daytime set on 12/4/16. Roughly halfway through, a stage hand brings out a very special guest–a beautiful parrot–to jam out on bassist Ryan Stasik‘s shoulder. Check out the sunny performance below:Umphrey’s McGee, Disco Biscuits & Joe Russo’s Almost Dead Close Out Dominican Holidaze In StyleAfter completing the first leg of their 2017 tour last weekend, Umphrey’s will return to the stage on March 1st for a two-night run at The Hive in Sandpoint, ID. For a full list of upcoming dates, head to the band’s website.
On February 18th, the world of music lost one of its brightest shining stars, the inimitable Clyde Stubblefield. The “Funky Drummer,” as he was affectionately known, laid down the rhythmic foundation for some of James Brown‘s biggest hits, adding drums to the albums Cold Sweat, I Got the Feelin’, It’s a Mother, Say It Loud – I’m Black and I’m Proud, and the groundbreaking Sex Machine record. His drumbeat on the track “Funky Drummer” was so influential that it has become one of the most sampled segments of music of all time, and is heavily featured in classic hip hop tracks by legends like Run-D.M.C., N.W.A., Beastie Boys, and more.With Stubblefield’s unfortunate passing on February 18th, fans of the funk and hip-hop pioneer have been searching for a way to pay their respects to one of the most important musicians of the modern era. Thankfully, an all-star cast of musicians will assemble at American Beauty NYC on Friday, March 10th for “The Funky Drummer: An All-Star Tribute To Clyde Stubblefield!” (purchase tickets here). Former James Brown Band member Fred Thomas will hold down the bass, while Daru Jones of Jack White‘s band, and Eric Kalb of Eric Krasno Band will hold down the rest of the rhythm section. Marcus Machado and Chris Rob will add guitar and keys, respectively, and the horn section will be made up of Justin Stanton of Snarky Puppy, V. Jeffery Smith, and Smair Zarif. The band will also be joined by some surprise special guests throughout the evening, which will center on Stubblefield’s contribution to James Brown’s catalog.This is sure to be an amazing evening of music and celebration, all in honor of the “Funky Drummer” himself. Don’t miss out on this opportunity to celebrate the life of an artist who made such a huge impact on the world around him. See below for full details and art for “The Funky Drummer: An All-Star Tribute To Clyde Stubblefield.”– SHOW INFO –Artist: “The Funky Drummer: An All-Star Tribute To Clyde Stubblefield.”Venue: American Beauty NYC – 251 W 30th St, New York, NY 10001Price: $15adv / $20dos (purchase tickets here)Time: Doors 8pm / Show 9pmAges: 21+
“R.L. Burnside gave me my break and took me on the road in 1997, teaching me the ropes and his repertoire,” guitarist Luther Dickinson told Rolling Stone. “Playing music and hanging out with R.L. and his band, Kenny Brown and Cedric Burnside, was a life-changing experience and gave me a wealth of memories: conversations, jokes and songs that have still inspire me and teach me.”The new album features guest appearances from Oteil Burbridge (bass, Dead & Company), Grahame Lesh (guitar, Midnight North, The Terrapin Family Band), Sharisse Norman (vocals), Dominic Davis (bass, Jack White), and singer/fife player Shardé Thomas. You can pre-order Prayer For Peace here.You can catch the North Mississippi Allstars on the road this May and June, including dates in Philadelphia, New York City, Boston, Toronto, Detroit, Chicago, Nashville, Los Angeles, San Francisco, and more. For a full list of dates, or to purchase tickets to any upcoming shows, head to the band’s website. And be sure not to miss their appearance at The Fox Theatre on 3/29 in Boulder, CO!Full Tracklist:Prayer for PeaceNeed to be FreeMiss MaybelleRun Red RoosterStealinDeep EllumBird Without a FeatherYou Got to Move61 HighwayLong Haired DoneyBid You GoodnightP4P (Remix) The North Mississippi Allstars, comprised of brothers Luther and Cody Dickinson, have been gracing audiences with their southern-fried blues-rock for more than two decades. While out on the road last year touring in celebration of their 20th anniversary, the Dickinson brothers stopped off at studios in music-rich cities like Memphish, New Orleans, and several others to periodically record their upcoming LP, Prayer For Peace, due out June 2nd, 2017.In addition to a selection of new originals, the album contains a nod to one of the band’s early mentors, Mississippi blues elder statesman R.L. Burnside. Today, the band stoked anticipation for Prayers For Peace with the premiere of two singles from the new album: title track “Prayers For Peace” and their heartfelt cover of Burnside’s “Long Haired Doney.”
One of the greatest part about the insane excess of Jazz Fest is the chance to walk into any club in town and find national headliners like The London Souls going full speed at four a.m. The lucky fans who stayed up late at the Howlin’ Wolf after the epic “Fu*K 2016” show got a chance to catch the London Souls—a dynamic duo composed of Tash Neal and Chris St. Hillaire—who blew away the late night crowd in the Wolf’s intimate side room, The Den. Check out this dense slab of rage and rock that our own Rex Thomson captured, feel the heat melt from the folks packed in the tiny room, and let the million degree jams melt your mind.
My Morning Jacket has been beyond busy in recent months as the group work through their extensive summer tour that spans through August. In a new interview in Rolling Stone, Jim James, frontman of My Morning Jacket, took the time to speak on a number of topics ranging from the difficulties with streaming music services, differences between My Morning Jacket’s studio works and live performances, and much more. One gem gleaned from the conversation is that the group plans to release a new album, though the timeline is still undecided.Watch Pro-Shot Selections From Jim James’ Performance On ‘A Prairie Home Companion’During the recording process for their last album, 2015’s The Waterfall, the band previously acknowledged that they created enough music to fill two albums. When asked about what happened to this lost music from the recording session, James acknowledged that initially, it got lost in the fray of touring and Jim James’ solo work, noting, “It’s almost like the other record kind of got forgotten or shelved for a minute.” However, James elaborates that after recently relistening to the rough mixes of those tracks, the singer “was really getting into them again,” eventually revealing “I feel like that’s something that will definitely come out. I don’t know if it will be called Behind the Waterfall or something related, but it still exists. It just needs to be mixed.”Watch Jim James’ Emotional Tribute To Allen Toussaint In New OrleansIn the same article, Jim James similarly reveals that while the band has “been busy with their family,” the group hasn’t “had any time to learn new stuff yet,” though they remain hopeful that their schedules will allow them too soon. Outside of My Morning Jacket, the singer noted, “I’ve got some new stuff I’ve been excited about.” You can read Jim James full interview with Rolling Stone’s Kory Grow here.[Photo: Jason Koerner]