PREMIERE: The Jauntee Release New Single & Video, “Puppy In My Pocket”, Off Forthcoming New Album [Watch]

first_imgThe Jauntee—featuring guitarist Caton Sollenberger, keyboardist Tyler Adams, bassist John Loland, and drummer Scott Ferber—are rising stars on the jam circuit, steadily expanding their dedicated following in their hometown of Boston into a solid fan base across the country. Performing an average of 100 dates per year nationwide, the band has won over countless fans with their unforgettable live shows, next-level jams, and musical risk-taking.On September 14th, The Jauntee will release a brand-new album, Always Never Knowing. Mirroring the group’s high-energy live shows, the sixteen-track album was recorded during their two-night run at Cambridge, Massachusetts’ The Bridge Sound & Stage, with the whole album professionally recorded, mixed, and mastered by Alex Allison and Tom Waltz. Featuring nine previously unreleased tracks (which fans may know as staples of their live shows), the album reformats four live sets of music recorded in Cambridge, emulating The Jauntee’s high-octane live shows in the best way possible.Today, Live For Live Music is proud to premiere a new single, “Puppy In My Pocket”, off The Jauntee’s forthcoming release. “Puppy In My Pocket” is the first track off the second disc of Always Never Knowing. While the first disc features lyrically driven songs and classic “suites” from The Jauntee’s live catalog—like “Colorado” > “Dog Gone Blues” > “Regretless Acceptance”—the second disc showcases The Jauntee’s extensive improvisational abilities, which are on full display on this 19-minute-long release.As drummer Scott Ferber explains about “Puppy In My Pocket”,I like “Puppy In My Pocket” because it’s simple, catchy and open-ended. There’s no real chorus, yet the whole tune is a sing-along; it’s always a crowd favorite. It can open a show, close a set, be a three-minute rocker, or a 30-minute jam. In many ways, the song encapsulates The Jauntee’s sound. It’s basic yet musical, whimsical yet philosophical, and a perfect launch pad for improvisation.Adds bassist John Loland, “Fans seem to enjoy ‘Puppy in my Pocket’ live every time, which makes it fun to play. We chose it as single because the song itself is short and catchy while at the same time being able to tie in the live improvisational aspect.”You can check out the Live For Live Music premiere of The Jauntee’s newest single, “Puppy In My Pocket”, below or stream it on SoundCloud here.The Jauntee – “Puppy In My Pocket”<span data-mce-type=”bookmark” style=”display: inline-block; width: 0px; overflow: hidden; line-height: 0;” class=”mce_SELRES_start”></span>Pre-order for the forthcoming Always Never Knowing will launch soon on the band’s website here before the album is formally released on September 14th. If you’re digging what you hear, make sure you check out The Jauntee’s Bandcamp here, which shows just how unforgettable the group’s live performances are. You can also check out a list of the band’s upcoming shows below, with new tour dates scheduled to be added in the coming weeks.The Jauntee Upcoming 2018 Tour Dates:9/1 – Your Mom’s House – Denver, CO~9/13 – Brooklyn Bowl – Brooklyn, NY*9/14 – Wormtown Music Festival – Greenfield, MA9/15 – Infinity Hall – Norfolk, CT*9/16 – Brighton Music Hall – Allston, MA*9/19 – Otus Supply – Ferndale, MI9/20-21 – Resonance Music Festival – Thornville, OH9/26 – The Firmament – Greenville, SC^9/27 – Variety Playhouse – Atlanta, GA^9/28 – Cannery Ballroom – Nashville, TN^9/29 – Saturn – Birmingham, AL^9/30 – Songbirds – Chattanooga, TN^10/5 – CukoRakko – Steele, AL~ Phish Afterparty* w/ Leftover Salmon^ w/ TwiddleView All Tour Dateslast_img read more

PREMIERE: Swatkins & The Positive Agenda Debut Positively Funky First Track, “Couldn’t Hurt To Try” [Watch]

first_imgSwatkins & The Positive Agenda Tour Dates8/13 Rockwood Music Hall, NYC8/14 The Acoustic, Bridgeport CT8/15 Arch Street, Hartford CT8/16 Parish Public House, Albany NY8/17 Nectar’s, Burlington VT8/18 HOME, Portland MEView Upcoming Tour DatesYou can also catch Steve Swatkins at the upcoming Brooklyn Comes Alive, set to take place on September 29th at three fan-favorite venues in Williamsburg, Brooklyn. 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. Each attendee receives a wristband that grants them access to every venue, which makes getting from set to set a breeze, recreating and paying homage to the club-hopping atmosphere of Jazz Fest by night.***Tickets On Sale Now***Swatkins will take part in not one, but two unique sets at 2018’s fourth-annual edition of Brooklyn Comes Alive. Steve will help an all-star lineup of artists pay tribute to Prince with Purple Party, reprising a massively successful late-night performance in New Orleans during this past year’s Jazz Fest. For this special Brooklyn tribute to Prince, the band will include MonoNeon (Prince), Robert “Sput” Searight (Snarky Puppy, Ghost Note), Nate Werth (Snarky Puppy, Ghost Note), Steve Swatkins (Allen Stone), Ryan Jalbert (The Motet), Lyle Divinsky (The Motet), Shira Elias (Turkuaz), Sammi Garett (Turkuaz), Chris Bullock (Snarky Puppy), Mike “Maz” Maher (Snarky Puppy), Will Trask (Great American Taxi), Megan Letts (Mama Magnolia), and Casey Russell (Magic Beans). For more information and artist insight on the highly-anticipated Brooklyn Comes Alive debut of Purple Party, check out the band profile here.Swatkins will also take part in Soul Tracks, an old-school soul revue led by Turkuaz vocalist Shira Elias. Joining Swatkins and Elias for this soulful set will be Nikki Glaspie, Nick Cassarino, and Nate Edgar (The Nth Power), James Casey (Trey Anastasio Band), Lyle Divinsky (The Motet) and Joel Gonzalez.For more information about this one-of-a-kind live music experience, head to the Brooklyn Comes Alive website. Steve Swatkins has steadily made waves with his fiercely funky abilities behind the keyboards for years, making a name for himself both as a member of Allen Stone‘s band and as a thrilling special guest on a variety of projects. Now, the talkbox master has amassed a talented band of his own, Swatkins & The Positive Agenda, backed by drummer Tyrone Hendrix, bassist André Zapata, guitarists Peter Knudsen and Jimmy Russell, and Michael Elson on the Hammond B3 organ.Today, ahead of their Northeast run, Live For Live Music is thrilled to premiere the first full-band recording of Swatkins & The Positive Agenda—”Couldn’t Hurt To Try”, recorded live by Todd Gee of 366 Collective at The Falcon Arts Building studio in Portland, Oregon. The track, an irresistibly optimistic funk-soul cocktail that begs to be danced to, is just as infectious as you’d expect a Swatkins track to be.Explains Swatkins of the track,When you really believe strongly in something (like, for example, good music and the power of positivity), you know in your heart that you should try your absolute best, regardless of your inner critic telling you how much easier it would be to not try at all. We here at The Positive Agenda want to encourage you to give it a shot. Whatever that thing is you love very much but have been reluctant to expend effort towards… maybe it’s time to try. Couldn’t hurt. And remember to Have Your Most Best Time.Check out the live studio video of Swatkins & The Positive Agenda’s “Couldn’t Hurt To Try” below. Also, read on for more information about Steve Swatkins other upcoming projects and performances, including an all-star run with members of Turkuaz and Kung Fu.Swatkins & The Positive Agenda – “Couldn’t Hurt To Try” – Live at Falcon Arts[Video: Swatkins]The Positive Agenda will release music on all major streaming platforms later this year. Currently, Swatkins is bringing that positivity to the Northeast, with a run of shows featuring a band made up of Craig Brodhead (guitar, Turkuaz), Michelangelo Carubba (drums, Turkuaz), Beau Sasser (keys/bass, Kung Fu), and Moorea Masa (vocals).The run will see the all-star band performing across the Northeast, with the shows kicking off next week on August 13th at New York City’s Rockwood Music Hall. From there, the group will continue to Bridgeport, CT’s The Acoustic on the 14th; Hartford, CT’s Arch Street Tavern on the 15th; and Albany, NY’s Parish House on the 16th. To close things out, the band will perform at Burlington, Vermont’s iconic venue Nectar’s on August 17th ahead of the run-closing final performance at Portland, Maine’s HOME on August 18th.You can check out a list of Swatkins & The Positive Agenda’s upcoming Northeast dates below. For more information, or to grab your tickets to see Swatty in action, head to his website.last_img read more

Watch Umphrey’s & Biscuits Members Revive Their Rare Pink Floyd & Beatles’ Tribute, Brain Damaged Eggmen [Full-Show Video]

first_img[Video: Roy Loeffler]Setlist: Brain Damaged Eggmen | Resonance Music Festival | Legend Valley, OH | 9/21/2018Set: Sgt. Peppers Lonely Heart’s Club Band, Mean Mister Mustard > Polythene Pam > She Came In Through The Bathroom Window > Baby You’re A Rich Man* > Dear Prudence, I Am The Walrus > I’ve Got A Feeling, In The Flesh Part 1 > Run Like Hell > Have A Cigar > Young Lust, Comfortably Numb, Brain Damage* with Nick Gerlach on saxophone[H/T Jambase] At Resonance Music & Arts Festival in September, members of Umphrey’s McGee and The Disco Biscuits revived their long-inactive side project, Brain Damaged Eggmen. The rare all-star supergroup finds Brendan Bayliss, Jake Cinninger, and Kris Myers of Umphrey’s McGee and Marc Brownstein and Aron Magner of The Disco Biscuits joining forces to pay tribute to two iconic rock-and-roll outfits, Pink Floyd and The Beatles.The long-running spinoff band’s special performance at Resonance Music & Arts Festival this year marked Brain Damaged Eggmen’s first performance since 2012, when the band performed at Summer Camp Music Festival after an unofficial hiatus spanning six years. After debuting on Jam Cruise in 2006, the Umphrey’s McGee/Disco Biscuits tribute to The Beatles and Pink Floyd was particularly active from 2006 to 2008 before more or less dropping off the map, save for rare performances in the years since. As noted during the set’s official announcement, last month’s show at Resonance will be the project’s only performance in 2018.During Brain Damaged Eggmen’s set at Resonance, the all-star collaboration tended to focus on The Beatles’ songbook for the first half of the show. The group kicked things off with “Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Heart’s Club Band”, using it as a launching point to run through a number of Abbey Road tunes, including “Mean Mister Mustard”, “Polythene Pam”, and “She Came In Through The Bathroom Window” before saxophonist Nick Gerlach emerged to aid the ensemble on “Baby You’re A Rich Man” from Magical Mystery Tour. After classics like “Dear Prudence” and “I Am The Walrus”, Brain Damaged Eggmen finished off their Beatles portion with a rendition of “I’ve Got A Feeling” before transitioning into the Pink Floyd portion of the performance.After a brief pause following “I’ve Got A Feeling”, the Umphrey’s McGee/Disco Biscuits collaboration kicked off their Pink Floyd tunes with “In Tthe Flest Part 1”, marking the start of a well-segued run through four fan-favorite Floyd songs. From there, the band worked through “Rull Like Hell”, “Have A Cigar”, and “Young Lust” before finishing off their performance with “Comfortably Numb” and “Brain Damage”.You can watch the full the performance below, courtesy of Roy Loeffler.last_img read more

Phil Lesh Continues Halloween Run At The Cap With Karl Denson, Jimmy Herring, And More

first_imgLast night, Phil Lesh and the Terrapin Family Band performed for the second of three nights at the Capitol Theatre in Port Chester, New York with a little help from uber-talented guests Karl Denson (The Greyboy Allstars, Karl Denson’s Tiny Universe) and Jimmy Herring (Aquarium Rescue Unit, Widespread Panic). The stage was crowded with nine musicians on board for the entirety of the evening. The Terrapin Family Band began at Phil Lesh’s Terrapin Crossroads and has expanded naturally beyond the realm of their original repertoire of Grateful Dead music.Last night’s lineup included Lesh on bass, his son Grahame Lesh on guitar, Alex Koford on guitar, Jason Crosby on keyboards, Ross James on guitar, Nathan Graham on drums, and Elliot Peck infusing delicate vocals to the sound. Add multi-instrumentalist sensation Karl Denson on saxophone, flute, and any other percussive instrument he is able to get his hands on, as well as rock-star shredder Jimmy Herring, and the result is one helluva night.Starting off slowly, the band rolled into “Mason’s Children”, the Hunter & Garcia tune about the tragedy at Altamont. Before Peck’s vocals led the band through a sizzlin’ rendition of “New Speedway Boogie” with Herring electrifying on his custom, black-and-white Fender Stratocaster. Lesh stepped to the microphone next to conduct a dreamy “Mississippi Half-Step Uptown Toodeloo”, which gave way to a heart-wrenching version of “Wharf Rat.” “Wharf Rat” was debuted at The Capitol Theatre in February 1971 and has always been a crowd favorite. Last night, the band did the tune justice, with Koford on lead vocals.James then stepped up to belt out a rowdy version of Barlowe & Weir’s “Throwin’ Stones”, and kept the political tone going with a cover of Neil Young’s “Ohio.” Koford remained at lead vocals for a stirring “Ship of Fools”, before closing the set with a segmented “Unbroken Chain”, with many interlude jams mixed in this Lesh concoction. “Unbroken Chain” featured Denson on saxophone and later on to flute to create a suave interplay with Herring’s guitar licks. Many teases were noticed, including a couple of measures of The Meters’ “Ain’t No Use”, as well as Neil Young’s “Southern Man”.The stacked line-up of musicians sauntered back on stage to play one of two incomplete combinations, foreshadowing tonight’s set-list. Grahame Lesh on vocals carried the band through Hunter & Garcia’s “Help on the Way > Slipknot”, before the band segued into an intense, psychedelic progression of Barlowe’s “Let It Grow” with Grahame Lesh on lead instead of the customary “Franklin’s Tower” combination.Peck shared a sentimental duet with Phil Lesh for Hunter & Garcia’s “Mountains on the Moon” before segueing into “Scarlet Begonias.” The band chose not to follow with the traditional “Fire on the Mountain.” Instead, Graham Lesh led the nine-headed machine through a complete Terrapin Suite with a rare “Jack O’Roses” opening. Keeping the jams coming, the band breezed through a momentous “Lady with a Fan” into a inspiring “Terrapin Station”, with Elliot Peck’s vocals meshing nicely with the voices of the father and son duo. Grahame Lesh closed the movement with the reprise of “Jack O’Roses” with zest and swagger.The entire stage, and audience, embraced a heartwarming “Uncle John’s Band”, with the lyrics resonating for miles. To close the second set, Peck and Denson shared lead vocals for a lively cover of Wilson Pickett’s “In the Midnight Hour.” Over the course of the night, Denson displayed many of his talents, as his vocal and multi-instrumentalist performances shone equally bright.As an encore, the nine-piece all-star cast of musicians returned to the stage to play a juicy cover of Crosby, Stills, Nash, & Young’s “Almost Cut my Hair”, with Elliot Peck’s vocals unmatched.The band returns to the Capitol Theatre tonight to finish what they started and to complete their Phil-O-Ween run. Doors open 6:30 pm, show starts at 8 o clock sharp. Jimmy Herring will be accompanying this badass group once more tonight, so if you can get there, you should do so. You will not regret it.SET LIST: 11/1/18- Phil Lesh & The Terrapin Family Band with special guests Jimmy Herring & Karl DensonCapitol Theatre, Port Chester, NYPhil Lesh (bass)Ross James (guitar)Grahame Lesh (guitar)Alex Koford (guitar)Jason Crosby (keyboards)Nathan Graham (drums)Elliott Peck (vocals)Jimmy Herring (guitar)Karl Denson (sax, flute, percussion)Set 1:Mason’s Children – GL/PL/AKNew Speedway Boogie – EPMississippi Half Step – PL >Wharf Rat – AK >Throwin Stones – RJOhio – AK >Ship of Fools – AK >Unbroken Chain – PLSet 2:Help on the Way – GL >Slipknot >Let It Grow – GLMountains of the Moon – PL/EP >Scarlet Begonias – GL/AK/EPJack O’Roses – GL >Lady With A Fan – GL/EP/PL >Terrapin Station – GL/EP/PL >Jack o’Roses reprise – GLUncle John’s Band – AllMidnight Hour – EP/KDE: Almost Cut My Hair – AKlast_img read more

The Flaming Lips’ Wayne Coyne Ties The Knot Inside His Plastic Performance Bubble

first_imgThe Flaming Lips‘ unapologetically awesome singer and principal songwriter, Wayne Coyne, operates in his own little world sometimes. A bubble if you will. So it only made sense that the psychedelic rock singer entered said bubble (literally) to get married to his longtime girlfriend Katy Weaver over the weekend.The two exchanged nuptials during a rooftop ceremony held in the band’s hometown of Oklahoma City on Saturday. According to a lengthy post shared by Coyne to his Instagram on Monday, the ceremony took place atop the PLENTY Mercantile, where guests including Miley Cyrus were treated to the lovely wedding which included both Coyne and Weaver trading vows inside the lifesize plastic bubble, which the singer is known to roll around in during his performances. The venue also shared a lovely, sunlit photo of the rooftop area where the ceremony took place, which showcases where the bubble stood a the foot of the aisle where the officiating would take place.The giant bubble has been used in past concert performances by Coyne as a way to get out there in the audience like a giant gerbil. Although the two picked an unusually cool way to bring their lives together, the other photos shared by Coyne are much more standard in terms of traditional wedding attire. Reports have yet to state whether or not the newlyweds rolled their way back down the aisle as Mr. and Mrs. Coyne, but they at least made sure to share the news that they’re also expecting their first child together with a baby boy due in the near future.Related: The Flaming Lips Want To Press Vinyl Albums With Miley Cyrus’ PeeThe Flaming Lips released their fourteenth studio album back in January 2017 with Oczy Mlody. It was during the tour in support of that album where Coyne made nightly use of that bubble of his, as he would walk atop the audience while performing a cover of David Bowie‘s “Space Oddity”.[H/T Billboard]last_img read more

The String Cheese Incident Shares Pro-Shot Video Of “Colliding” NYE Extravaganza [Watch]

first_imgOn New Year’s Eve, The String Cheese Incident returned to Broomfield, CO’s 1STBANK Center to close out their three-night New Year’s run with a stellar three-set grand finale. The band crushed it their first two shows of the run, highlighted by some standout collaborative moments with fiddle masters Sam Bush and Darol Anger, followed by Robert Randolph, Ivan Neville, Ian Neville, and Tony Hall the following night.Following two rowdy sets of bluegrass and raw rock and roll, The String Cheese Incident came back onstage with 15 minutes left of 2018, as Bill Nershi initiated a “Group Hoot”, inviting the crowd to yell at the top of their lungs for a good minute. The band moved forward with “Colliding”, a perfect selection to ramp up the energy heading into 2019. With theatrical performers and dancers on stage, life-size inflatable dolphins, and balloons galore, Cheese finally brought the raucous jam to a close, wishing their crowd a happy new year and thanking them for their continuous support over their illustrious 25-year career.Luckily for fans, SCI has shared pro-shot video of NYE’s lengthy “Colliding” which you can enjoy below:The String Cheese Incident – “Colliding”[Video: The String Cheese Incident]SCI is gearing up for a heavy year of touring as the band celebrate their 25th anniversary. For a full list of upcoming String Cheese Incident tour dates and ticketing information, head to the band’s website here.Setlist: The String Cheese Incident | 1STBANK Center | Broomfield, CO | 12/31/2018Set One: Outside Inside > BollyMunster, Gone Crooked, MLT > My One & Only, Joyful Sound > Tom Sawyer*Set Two: Into the Blue^, Let’s Go Outside, One Step Closer, Windy Mountain > Sirens, Best Feeling > RosieSet Three: Group Hoot, Colliding > Happy New Year, Rollover > Bohemian Rhapsody verse > The Big Reveal, This Must Be the Place > RolloverEncore: Good Times Around the Bend*: Rush cover, LTP 07-26-15^: FTP, SCI Sound Lab debutlast_img read more

Belle & Sebastian Announces Summer Tour Dates With Ex Hex, Men I Trust

first_imgScottish indie-pop band Belle & Sebastian announced more of their summer concert plans on Tuesday with an upcoming run of eight shows across the U.S. and Canada scheduled throughout the month of July. The fun-loving band will be joined throughout their brief summer trek in support by Ex Hex and Men I Trust.The run of summer performances will begin on July 11th at the Sprint Pavilion in Charlottesville, VA with Ex Hex. The tour will continue with shows at Union Transfer in Philadelphia, PA (7/12); House of Blues in Boston, MA (7/13); M Telus in Montreal, QC (7/15); Danforth Music Hall in Toronto, ON (7/16); The Warhol at Carnegie Music Hall in Pittsburgh, PA (7/18); and House of Blues in Cleveland, OH (7/19); before wrapping with a performance at the Royal Oak Music Theatre in Royal Oak, MI (7/21). Belle & Sebastian will be joined by Ex Hex at the Charlottesville and Boston shows, and Men I Trust for the shows in Toronto, Pittsburgh, and Cleveland.The band is also set to host their own cruise concert event when The Boaty Weekender sets sail from Barcelona to Sardinia in August. Other artists who are set to perform on the cruise include Mogwai, Yo La Tengo, Alvvays, Japanese Breakfast, Hinds, and more.Belle & Sebastian – “Boy With The Arab Strap” – Glastonbury 2015[Video: Brendan Oswald]General on-sale for the new summer tour dates will begin this Friday, February 15th 10 a.m. local time. Pre-sale will start this Wednesday, February 13th at 10 a.m. using the code, “BELLE2019.” $1 from every ticket sold during the summer tour will go to benefit War Child, a non-profit which supports children and families in communities affected by war throughout the world.Fans can head over to the band’s website for more information.last_img read more

Joe Russo’s Almost Dead Wraps Weekend Run With Explosive Portland Show [Photos/Videos]

first_imgLoad remaining images On Sunday, Joe Russo’s Almost Dead delivered their second show of the weekend at Portland, ME’s State Theatre, wrapping a three-night weekend jaunt that also featured a performance at Albany, NY’s Palace Theatre.Joe Russo’s Almost Dead opened up their first set with “Don’t Ease Me In”, which was followed up by a hearty take on “Alligator”, highlighted by drummer Joe Russo and bassist Dave Dreiwitz locking into a tight-knit rhythmic pocket. Marco Benevento then led the quintet into an uptempo “Viola Lee Blues” before moving forward with “I Need A Miracle” and “Dire Wolf”. With Joe Russo commanding his unstoppable rock band, the five-piece brought the first set to a close with “King Solomon’s Marbles”, off of the Grateful Dead‘s 1975 album Blues For Allah.Joe Russo Drum Solo[Video: Caleb Sponholtz]The band came back out to open their second set with “Crazy Fingers”, with Tom Hamilton and Scott Metzger trading off some smoking hot guitar solos. The five-piece continued with hearty renditions of “Jack Straw”, “Greatest Story Ever Told”, and “Cosmic Charlie”, followed by a silky-smooth take on Jerry Garcia Band‘s “Cats Under The Stars”. A full-throttle combination of “Slipknot!” and “Franklins Tower” brought the improv-heavy second set to a close. Benevento came out solo to open up the encore with a cover of The Band‘s “Yazoo Street Scandal” before the remainder of the band reemerged to close the night out with appropriate Sunday “Samson and Delilah”.Joe Russo’s Almost Dead – “Jack Straw”[Video: Caleb Sponholtz]Check out a beautiful gallery of photos from Sunday night’s JRAD show courtesy of photographer Vic Brazen below.Next up for Joe Russo’s Almost Dead is a four-night run throughout the Northeast, with performances at Jim Thorpe, PA’s Penn’s Peak (3/13); New Haven, CT’s College Street Music Hall (3/14); Montclair, NJ’s Wellmont Theater (3/15); and Cleveland, OH’s Masonic Auditorium (3/16).For ticketing information and a full list of Joe Russo’s Almost Dead’s upcoming tour dates, head to the band’s website.Setlist: Joe Russo’s Almost Dead | State Theatre | Portland, ME | 3/3/2019Set One: Don’t Ease Me In, Alligator, Viola Lee Blues, I Need a Miracle, Dire Wolf, King Solomon’s MarblesSet Two: Crazy Fingers, Jack Straw, Greatest Story Ever Told, Cosmic Charlie, Cats Under the Stars, Slipknot > Franklins TowerEncore: Yazoo Street Scandal*, Samson and Delilah*Marco soloJoe Russo’s Almost Dead | State Theatre | Portland, ME | 3/3/2019 | Photos: Vic Brazenlast_img read more

Watch Prince Destroy A Solo On “While My Guitar Gently Weeps” With Tom Petty, Steve Winwood, & More [Video]

first_imgMore than a decade ago, a bevy of musical legends joined forces on stage to help honor George Harrison’s induction into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. In what could be considered one of the most remarkable Rock Hall induction ceremony performances of all time, Prince, Tom Petty, Steve Winwood, Jeff Lynne, and George’s son Dhani Harrison took the stage in 2004 to perform an incredibly powerful rendition of The Beatles‘ “While My Guitar Gently Weeps”. Prince’s solo is just out of this world, concluding with him tossing his guitar into the air and strutting offstage.Related: Listen To A 19-Year-Old Prince Crush Every Instrument On The Super-Funky ‘Loring Park Sessions’Watch the unforgettable performance below:“While My Guitar Gently Weeps” [The Beatles cover] – Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Induction 2004[Video: Rock & Roll Hall of Fame]Rest in Peace, Prince. Gone but never forgotten…[Originally published 4/22/16]last_img read more

‘Broad City’ Shares Deleted Scene Featuring Phish’s Mike Gordon, a.k.a. Shoe Guy [Watch]

first_imgHowever, the final season of Broad City came and went, and Cactus was nowhere to be seen. On Saturday, the show finally shared a deleted scene on their social media accounts which answers fans’ burning questions about what happened to the Gordo scene.The deleted scene comes from the season’s first episode, “Stories,” in which the show’s fictionalized versions of Abbi and Ilana set out to walk from the “tippity top to the tippity bottom” of Manhattan to celebrate Abbi’s 30th birthday. The girls document their trek live on Instagram Stories, and the episode plays like you’re watching the girls’ story on the Instagram app—complete with 15-second clips and selfies and captions and all.As we know from Broad City‘s many references to Phish and the mutual adoration between the band and the show’s creators, Abbi Jacobson is a card-carrying Phish fan. In this particular clip, Abbi has stopped for a bathroom break and is off camera. Ilana is burning some time outside taking selfies for their big Instagram story when she notices a guy who is “definitely on Stories taking pictures of his shoes!”When she runs over to “shoe guy” to compare notes on why “the internet is the f*cking best,” a white-clad silver fox appears in the frame to explain to Ilana that, “Um, no, well, I just kind of do this one thing.” The exchange ends, in true Stories style, with a pair of selfies that dub the stranger “Shoe Guy” and explain that he “wouldn’t gimme his handle”. Check out the clip below: Last fall, a photo from the set of the final season of Comedy Central‘s Broad City prompted instant excitement from Phish fans. In the photo, you can see Ilana Glazer sitting with bassist Mike Gordon on a New York City bench, taking photos of Mike—clad in his oft-meme’d, all-white outfit—taking photos of his shoes. This, of course, prompted speculation that Gordon would make an appearance on the acclaimed comedy.Ahead of the final season’s premiere, Gordon shared a photo of himself with Glazer and Abbi Jacobson, the show’s co-creators and co-stars, from the same day of shooting, seemingly adding weight to the theory that Mike would make a cameo on the show. That’s right—#ShoeGuy is none other than Mike Gordon. The clip has several layers of humor for Broad City-loving Phish fans to appreciate. If you followed Gordon on Instagram during last summer’s Phish tour, you surely noticed his new habit of documenting his nightly outfits and footwear with similar legs-crossed photos of his shoes, socks, and pants (i.e. “I kind of just do this one thing”).Then, of course, there’s the fact that this exchange happens when Abbi is out of the picture for a moment. Were she there, she would have immediately recognized the Phish bassist and the exchange likely would have gone much differently. But from Ilana’s perspective, this is just a funny interaction with some guy grabbing photos of his outfit for the ‘gram.It’s pretty understandable why the clip was scrapped from the episode’s final cut—the joke may have been a little too “inside” for the show’s general audience. Thanks to Abbi, however, for sharing the deleted scene so her fellow Phish fans can enjoy the silliness. Oh, and thanks to #ShoeGuy for keeping that fashion sense on point.last_img read more