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While Brandon “Taz” Niederauer has been tearing it up as part of the School Of Rock cast on Broadway, longtime jam fans will recognize the child prodigy from his years of collaborations prior to his theatrical debut. After 163 consecutive shows, Taz took the night off and flew down to the Crescent City to take part in some Jazz Fest late night fun.Stevie Nicks Makes Surprise Appearance To Perform ‘Rhiannon’ With School Of Rock CastAmong his many stops was a showcase at DBA, where friends Roosevelt Collier, Luther Dickinson, Tony Hall and Terrence Higgins were on hand for a late night performance. The group invited Taz into the fold, where he took over for Dickinson on guitar for two tracks: Jimi Hendrix’s “Little Wing” and Prince’s “Purple Rain.”Thanks to Jon Hammer, we have some footage of the Prince tribute below:What a performance!
The Summer Camp Music Festival kicked off in Chillicothe, IL last night, bringing some of the best artists throughout the live music business to one place for four nights of musical celebration. Among the many bands that performed on night one was Aqueous, the up and coming rockers who bring a heavy dose of jams wherever they roam.The group got to work last night, playing before thousands at the Summer Camp fest. The Buffalo-based band welcomed a fellow Upstate New Yorker during their show, as drummer Vinnie Amico joined in for a guest appearance. With Amico in tow, the band broke out into the hard rock anthem “War Pigs,” as written by Black Sabbath. They nail it too!Check out the video below, courtesy of NYS Music:Summer Camp jams on throughout the weekend, so stay tuned to L4LM for more updates from this exciting festival!
Fans of the Grateful Dead got an earful of new music earlier this year, when The National’s Aaron and Bryce Dessner compiled a 59-track tribute album to the beloved group. Titled Day Of The Dead, the box set featured some incredibly unique covers from contemporary artists. Among those featured in the set was a rendition of “Terrapin Station,” which remained faithful to the original with a number of artists contributing, including Daniel Rossen, Christopher Bear & The National, with Josh Kaufman, Conrad Doucette, Sō Percussion & Brooklyn Youth Chorus. The full suite is not only featured on the album, but will be released as part of an EP highlighting Day Of The Dead.The Terrapin Station (Suite) EP features the “Terrapin” as the A-Side, and the B-Side includes also Bonnie ‘Prince’ Billy’s “If I Had The World To Give,” Tunde Adebimpe, Lee Ranaldo & Friends’ “Playing In The Band” and Bryce Dessner’s “Garcia Counterpoint,” an original composition. Listen to the “Terrapin” suite streaming below.The new EP comes out on August 5th and can be pre-ordered here.
Happy Fourth of July!In celebration of Independence Day, check out the guitar prodigy, Brandon “TAZ” Niederauer, shredding through a solo rendition of “The Star-Spangled Banner” from when the young guitarist played Zach in the Tony-nominated Broadway production School of Rock: The Musical. In the video, previously posted by School of Rock, TAZ rocks a red, white, and blue bandana while doing his best to channel Jimi Hendrix’s iconic sunrise performance of the national anthem at Woodstock Music & Art Fair in 1969.Check out the video of Brandon’s “Star Spangled Banner,” as well as Jimi’s version, below:
Midwest jam-upstarts Mungion have been making a name for themselves as of late, as they’ve been releasing a series of high quality videos from the recording sessions from their forthcoming album. The most recent video, “Sloob Syndrome”, was recorded during their sessions at Bill Chrysler Studios in Michigan. The video showcases the fun songwriting, precise composition, and excellent musicianship that these guys are starting to become known for.Watch the video for “Sloob Syndrome” below.Fans of Mungion should rejoice, as they’ve just recently been announced as support with Aqueous for an awesome post-Phish celebration at DROM on December 28th. They’ll also make an appearance at the highly anticipated Suwanee Hulaween festival next weekend. Don’t sleep on Mungion!
Just last month, Gregg Allman bowed out from a tour scheduled that included am extensive residency at NYC’s City Winery, instead deciding to take time off and to focus his energy on healing. Allman had previously checked into the Mayo Clinic with a severe case of pneumonia, assumedly due to the rigorous touring schedule that he played during the first half of 2016.Though Allman’s health has been an issue over the last months, the famed Allman Brothers Band founder has quietly rescheduled all of the shows that were previously cancelled. That includes four June nights in Macon, GA – Allman’s hometown – as well as a series of shows through the Southeast. He’s also rescheduled the City Winery run for July 2017, and will even play Birmingham in the middle of October, 2017.If those dates seem far away, it’s because they are. Allman deserves a lengthy break from performing after 45+ years of life on the road, and we’ll continue to send our best wishes for his full recovery.You can see the full tour schedule below, and head here for details.Gregg Allman 2017 Tour DatesJune 2-3, 5-6 – Macon, GA – The Grand Opera HouseJune 9 – Chattanooga, TN – Tivoli TheatreJune 10 – Robinsonville, MS – Horseshoe Tunica HotelJune 13-14 – Athens, GA – Georgia TheatreJune 16-17 – Savannah, GA – Lucas Theatre for the ArtsJuly 2-3, 5-6, 9-10, 12-13, 16-17 – New York, NY – City WineryOct 18-19 – Birmingham, AL – Iron City
moe. moe. brought their winter tour to an end with a sunny outdoor show that doubled as the SweetWater Brewing Company‘s 20th birthday bash. The brewery opened their gates to welcome well wishers and music fans alike for a day of cold beer and hot tunes. The five guys named moe. rolled into Atlanta, GA, eager to prove the twin adages “Never miss a Sunday show” and “Never miss a tour closer” correct.Luckily for moe., they have a crew of dedicated team members who are ready to go the extra mile to make each night run smooth. If the team does their job properly, the people who build the stages and make the magic happen are only glimpsed, if seen at all. The crew broke down the stage and loaded out by three a.m. that morning before rallying to get the whole thing back up and ready for sound check eight hours later.Finding men and women capable of accomplishing such a task is difficult but doable. Finding the right combination of personalities to form a true team is something different entirely. A surprise visit from long time tour manager Skip, and the misty eyes it entailed, highlighted the continuity and unity this team exudes.While the new lighting director worked to hone his skills, veteran hands tuned guitars and set levels with the same level of dedication. Their faces may occasionally be seen during a show, but their efforts allow the musicians to do what they do without fear.With moe.’s stage set, all that was left for them to do was come out and rock the house. Starting off with “Happy Hour Hero,” the most obvious choice for a show opener in the history of the band, the energy and humor was clear on the band’s faces. Guitarists Chuck Garvey and Al Schnier, alongside bassist Rob Derhak, braved the sun drenched stage front while the shadows moved across the back line percussionists Jim Loughlin and Vinnie Amico.This isn’t moe.’s first, or even fiftieth rodeo and their choice of songs for the birthday party definitely showed it. Up-tempo songs like “Stranger Than Fiction” and “St. Augustine” are well suited to a sunny day, and provided Garvey a pair of chances to showcase his glass slide skills.The western tinged menace of “Shoot First” benefited from the high noon feel of the unseasonably warm day. Set closer “32 Things” seemed more manic than usual. The closing sing-around whipping from vocalist to vocalist with a mad cap and merry acceleration that had the crowd in a tizzy upon completion.The second set was introduced by the founders and family behind the beloved regional brew. Though founder Freddy Bensch‘s heartfelt thanks for support drew much love from the audience, his last minute request for moe. to play a “three song second set” fell on deaf ears. No visit to Atlanta would be complete without seeing Blondie, The Clermont Lounge‘s legendary queen of can crushing, who obliged the chants and cheers with her signature finishing move.After retaking the stage, Derhak wondered how they were to possibly follow the spectacle everyone had just witnessed. The opening notes of “Plane Crash” and the wild response was proof that he shouldn’t have worried. After an expansive and metal edged ten minute opener, the band cranked out a tense and terse “Annihilation Blues” that was darker than any song yet performed. Check out exclusive video of it below:Now that the floodgates were opened, it seemed like all bets were off, as moe. quickly delivered a trio of tunes in seamless transition. With “Not Coming Down” practically exploding from their fingertips the melancholy pace of the subsequent instrumental “Wormwood” seemed to lull listeners into a haze. That sense clouding fog coalesced into the fan favorite “Opium,” a song whose topic of addiction is sadly once again proving timely. Check out the three song run below.Launching quickly into “Spine Of A Dog,” the silly sing-song lyrics brought the mood back up instantly. You can just feel the returning smiles spread in the clip below.To close the set, moe. brought out “Rebubula,” the epic tale of love and devotion that many consider moe.’s finest unfurled to a deliriously dancing throng. After catching their breath from the knock down drag out finish of their set close, the band retook the stage one last time to thank their hosts and their fans for the love they received.“Downward Facing Dog” gets the distinction of closing out an impressive run for moe. With fresh songs, fresh crew faces, and fresh shows ahead of them, this pause in the schedule should allow them to catch their breath and rest up for the future. moe.’s winter tour has shown that, thanks to the love and support that surrounds them on and off the stage, their best days are clearly yet to come!Setlist: moe. | SweetWater Brewing Company | Atlanta, GA | 2/19/17Set 1: Happy Hour Hero >Stranger Than Fiction, The Road >St. Augustine, Puebla > Shoot First > 32 ThingsSet 2: SweetWater Brewery 20th Birthday Toast, Plane Crash, Annihilation Blues, Not Coming Down>Wormwood>Opium, Spine of a Dog>RebubulaEncore: al.nouncements, Downward Facing Dog Load remaining images
The Moonshiner’s Ball in Irvine, Kentucky, just released the initial line-up for its fourth iteration in May. Hosted by The Blind Corn Liquor Pickers, the Moonshiner’s Ball is meant to showcase local artist from across Kentucky alongside nationally prominent acts. The festival has finally finished their line-up, with new additions of Ben Sollee and Justin Wells as well as Quiet Hollers, May Erlewine, Driftwood Gypsy, HuDost, Matt Fassas Trip, Solid Rock’It Boosters, The Baja Yetis, among others. Previously, the Moonshiner’s Ball tapped Con Brio, Lydia Loveless, The Marcus King Band, The Lil’ Smokies, Jon Stickley Trio, That 1 Guy, and more to play during the three-day festival on May 19th through 21st. Tickets are available via the festival’s website here, and the full announcement can be seen below.[Photo courtesy of Peter McDermott]
Steve Miller and his band have announced a spring tour of Canada, with two dates in the upper American Midwest, with special guest Peter Frampton. Following a successful tour together in 2017, the two rock and roll icons will join forces once again this April.“2017 was an amazingly beautiful, creative and rewarding music experience for our band and our audience,” says Miller. “The band and production crew are working on creating an even better concert experience for 2018 and plan on wading even deeper into the musical waters. Peter Frampton and I enjoyed last summer. There is so much to explore and we are looking forward to seeing our friends in Canada and the States soon.”Frampton adds, “Having had such a fantastic tour together last summer, Steve and I decided to keep going this year! Jamming together each night during Steve’s set is one of my favorite moments of the evening. Can’t wait to get back out there.”In September, Miller produced and personally directed the curation and creative process for two new, career-spanning Steve Miller Band Ultimate Hits collections (Capitol/Ume). Ultimate Hits is available in a 1CD and digital edition featuring 22 essential Steve Miller Band tracks, including three previously unreleased rarities, and in an expanded 2CD and digital deluxe edition with 40 tracks, including the acclaimed band’s top hits, live tracks, and eight previously unreleased recordings from the studio and the stage. Both editions are also available on 180-gram vinyl in 2LP and 4LP deluxe packages.Steve Miller was a mainstay of the San Francisco music scene that upended American culture in the late ’60s. With albums like Children of the Future, Sailor, and Brave New World, Miller perfected a psychedelic blues sound that drew on the deepest sources of American roots music and simultaneously articulated a compelling vision of what music-and society-could be in the years to come.Then, in the ’70s, Miller crafted a brand of rock ‘n’ roll music that was polished, exciting and irresistible, and that has dominated radio through today. Hit followed hit in an endless flow: “The Joker,” “Livin’ in the USA,” “Take the Money and Run,” “Rock’n Me,” “Fly Like an Eagle,” “Jet Airliner,” “Jungle Love,” and “Abracadabra” among them. To this day, these songs are instantly recognizable when they come on the radio-and impossible not to sing along with.Running through Miller’s catalogue is a combination of virtuosity and song craft along with melodic vocals and signature guitar riffs. His parents were jazz aficionados — Les Paul was his godfather — so as a budding guitarist and singer, Miller absorbed valuable lessons from their musical tradition. When the family moved to Texas, Miller deepened his education in the blues, meeting T-Bone Walker and learning to sing and play listening to him and Jimmy Reed. Miller then moved to Chicago where he played with Muddy Waters, Howlin’ Wolf, Lightnin’ Hopkins, Buddy Guy and Paul Butterfield.The Steve Miller Band has played to more than 20 million people in the last 20 years. In addition to touring with his band, Miller is also contributing his time to serving on the welcoming committee of the Department of Musical Instruments of New York’s Metropolitan Museum of Art and as a board member of Jazz at Lincoln Center, where he curates and hosts shows at both institutions celebrating blues, jazz and early American music. From 2015 – 2017, Miller and guitar legend Jimmie Vaughan presented seven sold out shows at JALC: “Ma Rainey Meets Miles Davis,” “T Bone Walker – A Bridge From Blues to Jazz,” and, with along with harmonica virtuoso Charlie Musselwhite, “The Blues Triangle: Memphis, Texas and Chicago.”The Steve Miller Band 2018 USA tour dates and further album release and compilation information will be announced early next year. Stay tuned!STEVE MILLER BAND 2018 SPRING TOUR DATES:APRIL14 – Victoria, BC – Save on Foods Centre16 – Abbotsford, BC – Abbotsford Centre18 – Kelowna, BC – Prospera Place20 – Calgary, AB – Scotiabank Saddledome21 – Edmonton, AB – Rogers Place23 – Saskatoon, SK – SaskTel Centre24 – Winnipeg, MB – Bell MTS Place26 – Sioux Falls, SD – Denny Sanford Premier Center28 – New Town, ND – Four Bears Resort