Setlist: LCD Soundsystem at Webster Hall, New York, NY – 3/27/16Set: Get Innocuous, One Touch, Daft Punk Is Playing at My House, Us v Them, You Wanted a Hit, Tribulations, Freak Out, Movement, Yeah, Someone Great, Losing My Edge, Home, New York, I Love You But You’re Bringing Me DownEncore: Dance Yrself Clean, All My Friends[Cover photo via Brooklyn Vegan] In 2011, LCD Soundsystem said “The Long Goodbye,” playing a career-spanning performance at Madison Square Garden for what was billed as the band’s final show. Five years later, the group returned to New York, playing the much smaller Webster Hall for their first performance since 2011. When the news of LCD Soundsystem’s reunion first broke as a rumor, fans scoffed at the reported news. Shortly thereafter, however, James Murphy confirmed the news that the band was planning a reunion tour in 2016. With the LCD Soundsystem name popping up on the top of festival billings like Coachella, Panorama, Bonnaroo and Lollapalooza, fans have been eager to see just what the newly reformed would bring.Before hitting the major festivals, the group took the opportunity for a warm up with two nights in New York. Nearly five years to the day of their last show, the band opened up with “Get Innocuous” and never relented for a fantastic performance. The 15-song show featured a number of classics from the band’s repertoire, including “Daft Punk Is Playing At My House,” “Us v. Them,” “New York, I Love You But You’re Bringing Me Down,” and an encore of “Dance Yrself Clean” and “All My Friends.”While the group didn’t bust out any new material, it’s safe to say that fans went home happy after a great night of music! Watch some of the show below (the video turns right-side-up after a few seconds):
After opening the SweetWater 420 pre-party festivities with a cover of Prince’s “Let’s Go Crazy,” the band hit the festival proper with a great set of music. The band kept the dance party grooving for one continuous set, starting with “M.E.M.P.H.I.S” and jamming into “Confrontation.” The band also weaved in their cover of Pink Floyd’s “Run Like Hell” throughout the set, which included versions of “Cyclone” and “Once The Fiddler Paid.”The band hopped over from the festival to a more intimate after party with Terminal West, where the band kept the dance party going with another continuous set of grooves. Opening with “Spaga,” the group played another six-song set, with “Basis for a Day > Bazaar Escape > The Very Moon > Great Abyss (inverted) > Astronaut.” With an encore of “Svengali,” the band wrapped up their three night run in style. Setlist: The Disco Biscuits at SweetWater 420 Festival, Atlanta, GA – 4/22/16Set: M.E.M.P.H.I.S.-> Confrontation (inverted)-> Run Like Hell-> Cyclone-> Run Like Hell, Once the Fiddler PaidSetlist: The Disco Biscuits at Terminal West, Atlanta, GA – 4/22/16Set: Spaga, Basis for a Day-> Bazaar Escape-> The Very Moon-> Great Abyss (inverted)-> AstronautEncore: SvenghaliYou can also listen to full audio from night one, courtesy of Matt Moricle, below:[Photo by Dave Vann/The Disco Biscuits]
The first 1/2 day of Electric Forest was a great success! The Rothbury, Michigan weather held up for what turned out to be a beautiful evening of music across seven spectacular stages. Known for their beauty inside and out, the forest and its people were in fine form.The Ranch Arena started the party with sets from Marvel Years, Paper Diamond, Duke Dumont, and Major Lazer, while the famed Sherwood Court hosted The Polish Ambassador, Savoy, and The Disco Biscuits. Despite some technical difficulties, tDB were on point and delivered a smashing set! Kamasi Washington, 12th Planet, and EOTO crushed the Jubilee, while music ensued throughout the night’s various hosts.Check out some of our favorite photos, complete with a full gallery, below, courtesy of Patrick Hughes “Faces of Festivals” Photography: Friday will see headlining performances from The String Cheese Incident, STS9, Papadosio, and a “This Song Is Sick Secret Set,” along with a whole lot more! Load remaining images
Long Island’s Great South Bay Music Festival was a family-friendly free for all situated in Patchogue, NY with some top-notch musical acts, a craft village, and a whole “kidzone” curated just for children. It was the perfect way to spend a weekend enjoying tunes without having to look for a babysitter or break the bank on one. With the proper care, in the right environment, you’re never too young to attend your first music festival!These ten adorable children prove just that. Photos by Faces of Festivals – full weekend gallery at the bottom. Photos by Faces of Festivals – Full Gallery: Load remaining images
Beloved hybrid tribute fusion act Pink Talking Fish has just made an exciting announcement. The group that covers Pink Floyd, Talking Heads and Phish will add a new act to their repertoire: Michael Jackson. On New Year’s Eve, the band will hit the Paradise Rock Club in Boston, MA, with special guests Natalie Cressman and James Casey, to perform a special “Pink Talking Fish In The Mirror” set! How fun is that!The band will also hit the road extensively this fall, including dates with Gamehendge & PTF Is Bowie themes. Check out the full schedule and artwork for NYE below, and head here for more information.
Load remaining images Jackie Greene came to The Mishawaka Amphitheatre Friday night, on what was a rather chilly evening up at the Bellvue, CO venue. With local musicians Matt Mahern and Brent Cowles (formerly of You, Me and Apollo) in tow, it was a singer-songwriter kind of night, with well-crafted songs and plenty of Americana rock to warm the crowd up.Both support acts played solid sets, with Cowles performing a rocking cover of Whitney Houston‘s “I Wanna Dance With Somebody” that got everybody warmed up for the night in store.Greene, guitarist Nathan Dale, bassist Jon Cornell, and drummer Fitz Harris were on point, as usual, with a set that consisted of mostly originals, including “Silver Lining” and the “The King Is Dead” from his latest effort Back to Birth. “So Hard to Find My Way” from 2008’s American Myth and the gorgeous gospel song “Hallelujah” witnessed Greene sit down at the keys for a brief portion of the night’s performance, before strapping the guitar back on.With his relationship to Phil Lesh and the Grateful Dead extended family, performing as one of the bassist’s “Friends” time and time again over the years, it was no coincidence that the NorCal rocker went into a rousing “Shakedown Street” that got all the cold bones in attendance warmed up. An always welcomed “Jack Straw” led into The Beatles‘ “Don’t Let Me Down” that witnessed all the Deadheads and Beatlemaniacs in the crowd singing along.While it was a pretty brisk night up, Jackie Greene and company kept things warm enough to enjoy another evening in Colorado mountains up at The Mish, which will be closing the outdoor portion of the venue after next weekend’s performances.Check out some videos from the evening. All photos courtesy of Sunny Side Production.
When he’s not manning the kit behind groups like Lettuce and Break Science, beloved drummer Adam Deitch is still very much immersed in creating music. After the success of Lettuce’s recently-released Crush, Deitch turned his attention to production, working on neck-breaking hip-hop instrumentals. The result is I Get A Rush, the newest work from Deitch on Gramatik’s Lowtemp label.I Get A Rush is a powerful seven track release, showcasing Deitch’s innate penchant for music production. He’s produced music for hip hop greats like 50-Cent, Redman, Talib Kweli, KRS-One, MF Doom, J-Live, Jurassic 5, Breeze Evahflowin, and Immortal Technique, but we’re even more excited for Deitch to produce his own beats!Fortunately, we’re honored to offer up a full length stream of Deitch’s new I Get A Rush, complete with a track-by-track breakdown detailing the origin of each groove. Check it out!1) Slippin’ Into Science: Years ago I found a version of War’s “Slipping into Darkness” by an unknown funk group from the 70s (while doing my nightly YouTube binges for old rare funk and soul). It had a totally different groove than the OG version and that version became one of Lettuce’s best cover songs. Fast forward a few years, I got to sampling the Lettuce version and reshaped the groove once again to a more J Dilla inspired feel with some live drums I recorded during the Pretty Lights ACMOTS sessions. I had a vocal stem from legend, Chaka Khan, from a session she did with Soulive (thanks Kraz) that fit perfectly in a haunting soulful way, as well as a brief Redman sample that I had from BrkSci’s “Brain Reaction.” I added some analog synthetic bass and and fell in love with this recipe.2) Obey the Crowd: OTC began with some beautifully recorded sounds by acclaimed producer Eliot Lipp who asked me to remix his song. It morphed into its own animal after I added some simple swagged out drums and a mean bass line. Rakim will always be my favorite MC, so his message to “Obey the Crowd” was meaningful to me because my life is based off of making crowds move and serving them fresh music.3) Boom and Pound: This one is a guitar sample with a live drum break of mine and the great Chuck D of Public Enemy, as I just happened to have afew of his a cappellas on my computer. It’s a return to the “Funkier” sound of Hip Hop.4) Interlude: This was made probably in the early 2000s which contains a guitar sample used by so many different producers, but I feel I got a certain DJ Premier type “pocket” on it with the drums so I had to put it out there.5) I Get a Rush: I Get a Rush is about the rush we get from good music. That’s a Method Man vocal sample. The beat was created with my homie Ryan Zoidis, sax player in Lettuce. He brought his analog effects rig into my tight little studio in Brooklyn and laced it up!6) Represent the Gritty: This has a bit of the classical song Claire De Lune, which I sampled an eerie chord from a random dude on YouTube. The drums were live from my AD release, “Break Collection.” Brooklyn is a gritty place with gritty people, struggling to survive, and I will always cherish and represent for my 15 years spent as a Brooklyn resident.7) Joe Mode: This track is a sample flip of “Mode for Joe” by jazz sax legend, Joe Henderson. Joe’s albums are some of the coolest records ever made. The sound feels like a sunny day that has a lot of hope involved. I wanted to basically keep as much of the form of the original song as possible to get the emotions to develop.Adam Deitch is keeping it fresh throughout the fall, as he’s currently on tour with Lettuce. He’ll also be performing several sets at Brooklyn Comes Alive, a multi-venue music festival throughout Brooklyn on October 22nd. Deitch will be playing alongside John Medeski and Skerik for a set of DRKWAV, with members of Lettuce, Break Science, Nth Power, and more as a tribute to J Dilla, AND with Aron Magner, Marc Brownstein and Borahm Lee for the debut of the [Br]eaking [Bi]scuits collaboration. You can find all the info you need, right here.Lettuce’s upcoming tour dates and locations can be seen below.Sounds Like A Party Tour9.28 – Charlotte, NC9.29 – Birmingham, AL9.30 – New Orleans, LA10.1 – New Orleans, LA10.4 – Memphis, TN10.5 – Knoxville, TN10.6 – Columbia, SC10.7 – Corolla, NC10.8 – Wilmington, NC10.11 – Lafayette, IN10.12 – Urbana, IL10.13 – St. Louis, MO10.14 – Kansas City, MO10.15 – Denver, CO10.26 – Baltimore, MD10.27 – Charlottesville, VA10.28 – Asheville, NC10.29 – Live Oak, FL11.2 – San Antonio, TX11.3 – Houston, TX11.4 – Dallas, TX11.5 – Austin, TX11.6 – Tulsa, OK11.9 – Louisville, KY11.11 – New York, NY11.12 – New York, NY11.26 – San Francisco, CA12.1 – Pantanal, Dominican Republic12.30 – Portland, ME12.31 – Boston, MA
Don’t miss two nights of Break Science Live Band at Brooklyn Bowl December 16-17! Get tickets here (Friday) and here (Saturday). Future Music superheroes Break Science return with the bombastic “Reno”, a small taste of their forthcoming LP. Production wizard/keyboard maestro Borahm Lee and all-world rhythm king Adam Deitch remain a dynamic duo, delivering a progressive take on trip-hop tempos, coloring with sultry synths and drippy bass tones tightly interspersed between deftly dropped vocal samples. If this is an indication of what #BrkSci has been cooking up in the lab these past couple of years, then people should prepare for an electro-soul revolution. Take a listen to “Reno” below:
Baltimore, MD-based producer SOOHAN has just released his fourth album, Archetapes, which features a wide array of world beat cultural influences, including appearances from artists such as David Starfire, Jackson Whalan, and HÄANA. Archetapes is currently streaming on Soundcloud, and can be listened to in full below. SOOHAN commented on the new album, via his Facebook page:“The time has come! I am so proud to give you my fourth album “Archetapes”. I dug deep into some new cultures of music for this compilation. You will hear music from Portugal, Algeria, Spain, India, and Bulgaria this time. I also have collaborations with David Starfire, HÄANA, and Jackson Whalan on there. Huge thanks to all who have inspired, encouraged, or supported my efforts this year. I have made so many new friends through this project and am grateful everyday for my growing family around the country. Inspired, and ready to take on Spring full steam ahead. I hope you guys like what I’ve put together.”[cover photo courtesy of Theresa Keil Photography, via SOOHAN’s Facebook page]
On May 27th, the legendary Gregg Allman of the Allman Brothers passed away, with the loss causing shockwaves across the music community at large. Allman was a pioneer, with his presence undeniably and immeasurably shaping the music of today and forever going forward. Yesterday, those over at the Gregg Allman camp released an official playlist compiling select musical tributes from the many that have occurred in recent weeks to honor the fallen musician.Derek Trucks Speaks On Gregg Allman’s Legacy, The State Of The Allman Brothers In New InterviewThe playlist contains fourteen videos spanning performances from Dead & Company to Keith Urban, further reiterating the breadth of influence that Allman had cultivated over the years. The first video of the playlist features Derek Trucks, Jason Aldean, Darius Rucker, and Charles Kelley’s collaborative rendition of “Midnight Rider” during this past week’s CMT Music Awards. From there, the playlist sees Dave Matthews & Tim Reynold’s rendition of “Melissa” on May 31st, Eric Church’s rendition of “Midnight Rider” on May 27th, and Zac Brown’s string of “One Way Out” and “Whipping Post” on May 27th. Tedeschi Trucks Band appears twice on the playlist — both videos from their performance on May 27th in Jacksonville, Florida, for “Statesboro Blues” and then, “Ain’t Wastin’ Time No More.”Gregg Allman’s Bandmates And Inner Circle Pay Their RespectsFormer Allman Brothers bandmate Warren Haynes is featured thrice, with three distinct performances with Gov’t Mule at Summer Camp Music Festival and DelFest. The tribute by Dead & Company, featuring another former Allman Brothers bandmate Oteil Burbridge, comes next, which sees the group cover Bob Dylan’s “Knockin’ On Heaven’s Door” to a backdrop of celestial-themed images of Gregg Allman during their first encore at MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas on May 27th. The playlist is rounded out by performances by Lady Antebellum, Keith Urban, Melissa Etheridge, and Lynyrd Skynyrd, highlighting Allman’s southern roots and role as a country music hero.You can check out the playlist below. Rest in peace, Gregg; you are missed.