Last weekend, Brooklyn-based funk army Turkuaz strutted their stuff at The Spot in Providence, RI for quite the tasty performance. The band has been taking no prisoners, following their funky 2015 release Digitonium with some exciting tours and concerts nationwide.Thanks to master videographer MKDevo, we have full show footage from last Friday’s performance, complete with so many Turkuaz classics and a soulful cover of The Band’s “The Shape I’m In” as a concluding encore. Tune in below:Setlist: Turkuaz at The Spot, Providence, RI – 2/26/16Set One: Intro, Percy Thrills (The Moondog), Nightswimming, Murder Face, Babies Makin’ Babies, M’Lady, The Mountain, Let It Ride, Tiptoe Through The Crypto, Snap Your Fingers, Bubba Slide, Coast to CoastSet Two: 20 Dollar Bill, Barking Up The Wrong Tree, Chatte Lunatique, Future 86, European Festivity Nightmare, Digital Love, The Generator, Everyone’s a Winner, Gogo Mister Dodo, The Rules, Lookin’ Tough, Feelin’ GoodEncore: The Shape I’m In
Earlier this year, jam powerhouse Widespread Panic treated fans at Norfolk, VA’s Chrysler Hall Theatre to a high-energy show featuring a number of rare covers. In addition to Neil Young‘s “Heart of Gold”, Led Zeppelin‘s “D’yer Maker”, War‘s “Four Cornered Room”, and an instrumental take on Jimi Hendrix‘s “Machine Gun”, the band used their classic original “Proving Ground” as a launching pad for Black Sabbath‘s ode to Mary Jane, “Sweet Leaf”, from their 1971 album Master of Reality.Today, Panic released pro-shot video of the “Proving Ground”/”Sweet Leaf” sandwich, so we can all watch John Bell tackle Ozzy Osbourne‘s vocals like a pro. Check it out:Despite recently saying that they would be toning down their famously heavy touring schedule in 2017, the band shows no signs of slowing down this year, with a 20-date summer tour, a 21-date fall tour (including two shows at the new Amphitheater At Coney Island Boardwalk in Coney Island, Brooklyn on September 9th and 10th), and a three-night Nashville New Year’s run on the docket.
In a recent interview with The New York Times, AEG/Goldenvoice’s Paul Tollett, promoter of Panorama and the main impetus behind the upcoming Desert Trip event in October at Empire Polo Field (the site of Coachella), discussed the actual gross sales of the massive two-weekend event. While Tollett mainly discussed this weekend’s Panorama Festival at NYC’s Randall’s Island with the likes of LCD Soundsystem, Arcade Fire, Kendrick Lamar, and more, the conversation did take a turn towards what many are calling “Oldchella,” which features headline sets from The Rolling Stones, Bob Dylan, Neil Young, Paul McCartney, The Who, and Roger Waters.The most mind-blowing part of the interview came when Tollett discussed the current gross sales that the one-of-a-kind event has taken in thus far: “the gross (for Desert Trip) is approximately $160 million for the two weekends….it is the highest-grossing show by far. It beat No. 2, which is Coachella, by far.” While this number doesn’t take into account all of the various expenses, that number is already astronomical and still has nearly three months to grow.While discussing Panorama, which Tollett remains unconcerned with whether or not the festival will sell out, he explains the decision to allow the concept to grow in New York rather than go heavy on the marketing right now. “It’s a big city. In the Los Angeles area, you probably have 250,000 or 300,000 people going to music festivals, between Coachella, FYF and others. I’m talking about the non-electronic ones. In Chicago, you’ve got 100,000. You get to New York, there are maybe 40,000. That’s the biggest city in America,” he explained.Tollett continues, “Some people might think that New York doesn’t need festivals. But London is just as cool as New York, and probably a million people go to festivals there, if you count Glastonbury, Reading, Wireless, Hyde Park. It’s big numbers.”It certainly sounds like big numbers to us. You can read more from the interview with The New York Times here.[Hat tip – JamBase]
We always knew Herbie Hancock was not from this planet, and apparently NASA knew it too. In a new interview with NPR, the famed musician talks about being recruited by NASA specifically to make music out of information received on their Juno mission. The interview talks about how the data received from the Juno spacecraft comes through in tones and overtones, and how interpreting that data in musical form would be a great way to appeal to a younger generation.It’s something I’m doing with NASA and Jet Propulsion Lab[oratory]. You know, JPL. I don’t know if you heard about, but I’m sure many of your listeners have heard about the spacecraft that was sent from here to the planet Jupiter, that is now orbiting Jupiter. It’s going to make 33 orbits and then it’s going to make a third of an orbit as it crashes into the planet, but meanwhile it’s sending information in the form of tones back to the earth, and a lot of what is involved has to do with overtones, and the overtone series, with a lot of their scientific data. So the reference of 33 and 1/3 orbits, you know, revolutions, like, 33 and 1/3 rpm vinyl records. And even the shape of the Juno spacecraft — it’s got the solar paneling and one of the panels almost looks like the arm of a record player.So, there are so many references to music with the tones and the overtones that they thought, in order to draw more attention to the fantastic work that’s being done, and the space technology, and there’s a lot of interest in, not just the planets, but in the galaxy and the universe — they realized that there’s a musical component that relates directly with all of these things. So they came to me with the idea of putting something together with various artists to kind of promote this and particularly for young people. You know, stimulate interest in science and space.Unfortunately, Hancock is only one of many who is involved, and Apple Music is more or less in charge of this musical space fusion. No no no, it’s something that’s going to be ongoing, and they’re working with Apple on the majority of this project, so I don’t know all of the details because I’m just one of the people involved, but it’s pretty much under NASA’s and Apple’s wing. So I imagine that Apple Music is very much involved. And I was there for the actual event where the spacecraft finally went into orbit, where it had to slow down at exactly the right time, and when it had to do what it does to go into orbit around Jupiter, into the orbit they wanted. I mean, all those things were done to a T. They missed one thing, by .7 seconds. Everything else was absolutely on point. And that .7 seconds was negligible, so it was a complete success. They were even shocked that it would be so successful.Still, having the “Space Captain” create actual music from space should make for quite the thrill.
Earlier this week, John Mayer reunited with Steve Jordan and Pino Palladino for their first full-length performance in six years for a set as the John Mayer Trio. The 42-minute set at the famous Apollo Theater was tight and inspired, as the band dusted off their cobwebs in a huge way. Fun versions of “Vultures” and “Gravity” led to a sit in by blues guitar great Robert Cray, who joined the band for multiple songs. The set ended with an awesome version of “Let The Good Times Roll” that featured Cray, Robert Randolph, and a few other blues greats trading guitar solos.Thanks to YouTube user Dear Marie BR, we can now watch this awesome reunion in all of its glory. See below for footage from the full concert, and enjoy the first John Mayer Trio show since 2010.Setlist: John Mayer Trio at the Apollo Theater, New York, NY – 10/27/16Every Day I Have The BluesVulturesGravityChicken In The Kitchen w/Robert CrayLet The Good Times Roll w/JMT, Robert Cray, Robert Randolph, and others.
On the heels of their recent album release, heavy metal titans Metallica have announced a major North American tour running throughout the Spring and Summer. From May 10th through August 16th, the band will be hitting venues throughout the United States and Canada, bringing a hard rocking good time wherever they go.Fans of Metallica will note their below average performance at the Grammys last night, plagued by technical difficulties but also redeemed by the inclusion of Lady Gaga on vocals. Though Ms. Gaga won’t be joining Metallica on tour, the band is sure to master their production to full effect.The band is on the road in support of Hardwired…To Self-Destruct, their 2016 album release. Fan Club tickets will go on sale tomorrow, February 14th, with the general on sale on February 17th. Check out more information on the band’s website, and see the tour schedule below.Metallica 2017 Tour Dates:03/01 – Mexico City, MX @ Foro Sol03/03 – Mexico City, MX @ Foro Sol03/05 – Mexico City, MX @ Foro Sol03/25 – São Paulo, BZ @ Lollapalooza Brazil03/31 – Buenos Aires, AR @ Lollapalooza Argentina04/01 – Santiago, CL @ Lollapalooza Chile05/10 – Baltimore, MD @ M&T Bank Stadium *^05/12 – Philadelphia, PA @ Lincoln Financial Field *^05/14 – East Rutherford, NJ @ MetLife Stadium *^05/17 – Uniondale, NY @ New Coliseum ^05/19 – Boston, MA @ Gillette Stadium ^05/21 – Columbus, OH @ Rock On The Range06/04 – St. Louis, MO @ Busch Stadium ^06/07 – Denver, CO @ Sports Authority Field *^06/11 – Houston, TX @ NRG Stadium *^06/14 – San Antonio, TX @ Alamodome *06/16 – Dallas, TX @ AT&T Stadium *06/18 – Chicago, IL @ Soldier Field *07/05 – Orlando, FL @ Camping World Stadium *^07/07 – Miami, FL @ Hard Rock Stadium *^07/09 – Atlanta, GA @ Suntrust Park *^07/12 – Detroit, MI @ Comercia Park *^07/14 – Quebec City, QC @ Festival D’Ete07/16 – Toronto, ON @ Rogers Centre *^07/19 – Montreal, QC @ Parc Jean-Drapeau *^07/29 – Los Angeles, CA @ Rose Bowl *+08/04 – Phoenix, AZ @ University of Phoenix Stadium *+08/06 – San Diego, CA @ Petco Park *+08/09 – Seattle, WA @ Centurylink Field *+08/14 – Vancouver, BC @ BC Place *+08/16 – Edmonton, AB @ Commonwealth Stadium *+* = w/ Avenged Sevenfold^ = w/ Volbeat+ = w/ Gojira[Photo by Jeff Yeager / Metallica]
If you’ll be down in New Orleans for Jazz Fest this year, don’t miss out on all of the awesome late night music options taking place across the city. Learn more about all of the amazing music you can catch at this link. For some, the days between Jazz Fest weekends are a time to rest up, and a time to explore the other elements that the city of New Orleans has to offer. For others, those who affectionately refer to those three days as the “daze between,” it’s a time to keep the party going, and to seek out more music and more unique combinations of artists that you couldn’t find anywhere else. For music fans looking to fill their time with shows, you won’t find better combination of artists than the group hitting One Eyed Jacks tonight, Wednesday, May 3rd.The group, appropriately named the “Daze Between Band,” boasts an impressive lineup of players from across the musical spectrum. Guitar master Eric Krasno is on the bill, as is Dead & Company bassist Oteil Burbridge. Widespread Panic‘s Duane Trucks will be on drums, Gov’t Mule’s Danny Louis will be on keys, and Scott Metzger will fill the second guitar slot, a role he currently occupies in Joe Russo’s Almost Dead. Snarky Puppy percussionist Nate Werth and The Motet singer extraordinaire Lyle Divinsky will also join the musical party. When it comes to Jazz Fest, this is simply as good as it gets. The band will be joined by DJ Soul Sister, who will set the mood with an opening set. The band also expects a few surprise guests to join them throughout the evening.See below for full info for this show with the “Daze Between Band” featuring Eric Krasno, Oteil Burbridge, Duane Trucks, Danny Louis, Scott Metzger, Nate Werth, and Lyle Divinsky.– SHOW INFO –Artist: The Daze Between Band featuring Eric Krasno, Oteil Burbridge, Duane Trucks, Danny Louis & Scott MetzgerVenue: One Eyed Jacks – 615 Toulouse Street New Orleans, LA 70130Date: Wednesday, May 3rd, 2017Price: $35adv / $40dos (purchase tickets here)Time: Doors 11:00 PM / Show 12:00 AM (technically early AM 5/4)
Edit this setlist | More Eric Clapton setlists[cover photo via @gobriphi on Instagram] On Monday night, guitar god Eric Clapton returned to the stage at Madison Square Garden for the second straight night on his final tour. His live band includes keyboardists Walt Richmond and Chris Stainton, drummer Steve Gadd, bassist Nathan East and vocalists Sharon White and Michelle John, with Gary Clark Jr. and Jimmie Vaughan as special guests.The setlist was almost identical, with the rearrangement of a few songs. Fans in New York were lucky to see the 71-year-old legend perform a special mix of originals and covers, from “Badge” by Cream, to “I Shot the Sheriff” by The Wailers to songs by Robert Johnson and J.J. Cale, switching between electric and acoustic guitars throughout the night. Iconic originals like “Tears in Heaven,” “Layla,” “Wonderful Tonight,” and “Sunshine of Your Love” all found there way to the spotlight, as Clapton delivered a career-spanning setlist on the first night of his final tour. Gary Clark Jr. joined at the encore for “Before You Accuse Me,” by Bo Diddley.He will go on to play two nights at The Forum in Los Angeles this month, and then return to NYC and LA in September for another two nights in both venues due to popular demand. He will also play three shows at London’s Royal Albert Hall in May.Enjoy these video highlights from Monday night’s rock concert below: Gary Clark Jr., Bright LightsEric Clapton, I Shot The SherriffEric Clapton, Cross Road BluesEric Clapton, Sunshine of Your LoveBefore You Accuse Me w/ Gary Clark Jr.
Today is Record Store Day, a day celebrating the frequent haunts of the crate-digging vinyl lovers among us. In addition to the festivities that occur worldwide in honor of the holiday, there are a number of special limited CD and vinyl releases, and one in particular will have Deadheads jumping for joy. The Grateful Dead just released a 2-LP vinyl of the soundboard from their performance at Vancouver’s P.N.E. Garden Auditorium on July 29th, 1966. The show was first released officially in January of last year as an accompaniment to 50th Anniversary edition to the 2-CD rerelease of The Grateful Dead, because many of the songs from the show were also featured on the group’s debut album.As band archivist David Lemieux explained to Jamband.com’s John Patrick Gatta, “This is a 1966 Dead show, if ever there was an appropriate show to come out on vinyl it’s an album that would have only come out during the vinyl days, not on CD, not on digital download. We just thought it was a perfect thing. We’re really happy with the way this one came out. . . . The side splits are perfect. I love this album. I’ve listened to it on LP many times now. As a vinyl release it works extremely well where you get three or four songs per side and they’re all really short songs — anywhere from three to five minutes.”You can check out the tracklisting for the new release, as well as listen to an unofficial recording below, courtesy of Raoul Duke.Tracklisting for P.N.E. Garden Auditorium, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada 7/29/66SIDE A: 01 Standing on The Corner 02 I Know You Rider 03 Next Time You See Me 04 Sittin On Top Of The World 05 You Don’t Have To AskSIDE B: 01 Big Boss Man 02 Stealin’ 03 Cardboard Cowboy 04 It’s All Over Now, Baby Blue 05 Cream Puff WarSIDE 2A 01 Viola Lee Blues 02 Beat It On Down The Line 03 Good Mornin’ Little SchoolgirlSIDE 2B: 01 Cold Rain and Snow 02 One Kind Favor 03 Hey Little One 04 New, New Minglewood Blues[H/T Jambands]
Globe-trotting DJ Paul Oakenfold took a break from spinning hits to collaborate on a graphic novel loosing following his ascension to the top of the charts, entitled The Wonderful World of Perfecto: With Paul Oakenfold and Friends. Publishers Z2 Comics gathered together four different artists–Tyler Boss, Chris Hunt, Ian McGinty and Koren Shadmi–who will each illustrate a separate chapter of Oakenfold’s rise to world-wide prominence. To make the project even more special, the artist and friends have created an exclusive soundtrack for the graphic novel, which will be distributed in both physical copies and digital downloads.The project celebrates the thirtieth anniversary of the trip to Ibiza that inspired Oakenfold to find his way to the DJ booth. He would go on to help shape what is considered “modern club culture” with his take on mixing records and found his genre leading label, Perfecto Records. “I am honored and excited to be a part of the first electronic music graphic novel,” said Oakenfold in a statement. “Being a fan of comic books for many years, I enjoyed telling my story in this context which shows things in a different light.”This is just the first in what Z2 Comics hopes to be a series of collaborations with artists on both the graphic and musical ends of the spectrum. This month sees their newest release, Murder Ballads, (written by Gabe Soria, with art by Paul Reinwand and Chris Hunt), which follows the owner of a failed record label and the two bluesmen who give him a chance to return to glory. The graphic novel will include a soundtrack by The Black Keys.“We think bringing together music and graphic novels can be the secret sauce of Z2 Comics,” Josh Frankel, co-publisher at Z2, said. “Our goal is to work closely with musicians and graphic novel creators to create a unique experience, where the music informs the narrative of the graphic novel and vice versa.”The Wonderful World of Perfecto: With Paul Oakenfold and Friends is scheduled to release on Nov. 21 and will retail for $24.99. You can pre-order it here.Information for this story comes from ComicBookResources.com among other sources.