The Main Squeeze And Pigeons Playing Ping Pong Team Up In Georgia [Gallery]

first_imgLoad remaining images Setlist: The Main Squeeze at the Georgia Theatre, Athens, GA – 3/3/16Set: All In > Mama Told Me (Guitar) > Afterlife Jam > Dr. Funk > Sweat Interlude, Sweat In A Funk, Papa Was a Rolling Stone, Colorful Mist, Miss that Feeling, Ebaneezer > Reubodrums, 2 Steps Last Call, Where Do We Go?Encore: Since I’ve Been Loving You Setlist: Pigeons Playing Ping Pong at the Georgia Theatre, Athens, GA – 3/3/16Set: Poseidon, Fade Fast, The Liquid, Bad For You, Horizon > Somethin For Ya > Funk E Zekiel > Kashmir > Lightning*, Live It Upcenter_img Last night, two preeminent funk bands Pigeons Playing Ping Pong and The Main Squeeze shared the stage at the Georgia Theatre in Athens, GA. Expectations ran high as both bands delivered energetic sets, just days before both bands were scheduled to appear at AURA Music & Arts Festival. Pigeons are riding high from their brand new single, “Burning Up My Time,” which premiered on L4LM yesterday. Squeeze is rockin’ it in full force as well, making for a very special evening of music.Thanks to Phierce Photo, we now have a full gallery of images from the funky affair. Enjoy them below:last_img read more

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Phish Releases Free ‘Live Bait Vol. 12’ Compilation Ahead Of Summer Tour

first_imgThe sun is shining, the birds are chirping… those may be the indicators of the summer season to some, but for Phish fans, summer won’t really begin until June 22nd. Phish begins their summer tour next Wednesday, and continue to build anticipation with each passing day. Today, the band has shared their Live Bait Vol. 12 compilation, highlighting the summer tour schedule with classic jams from most of the stops along the way.The new Live Bait stretches back as far as 1993, with a great “Stash” from the Great Woods Performing Arts Center in Mansfield, MA. The full compilation hits a majority of the venues that Phish will be playing, including the tour opener in St. Paul, MN and beyond.Phish Will Be Donating All Leftover Food On Tour To Local Shelters, Thanks To Rock And Wrap It UpYou can download the full compilation here, and check out the tracklisting below.Phish Live Bait Vol. 12 – Tracklisting-Reba (1995-10-25 Civic Center Arena – St. Paul, MN)-Split Open And Melt (1997-08-10 Deer Creek Music Center – Noblesville, IN)-Piper Gotta Jibboo (2004-06-19 Saratoga Performing Arts Center – Saratoga Springs, NY)-Stash (1993-07-24 Great Woods Performing Arts Center – Mansfield, MA)-Ghost (2000-07-01 Meadows Music Theatre – Hartford, CT)-Mike’s Song Simple Mike’s Song Tela Weekapaug Groove (1994-11-04 Onondaga War Memorial Auditorium – Syracuse, NY)-Foam (1997-08-03 Gorge Amphitheatre – George, WA)-Bathtub Gin (2003-02-14 Great Western Forum – Inglewood, CA)-Tweezer (1999-09-18 Coors Amphitheatre – Chula Vista, CA)-Mercury (2015-09-05 Dick’s Sporting Goods Park – Commerce City, CO)last_img read more

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The Disco Biscuits Are Heading To A New Location For New Years 2016

first_imgThe Disco Biscuits are switching things up this year, announcing that they will not return to the PlayStation Theater in New York’s Times Square area, instead bringing their annual New Years Eve run to the Tabernacle in Atlanta, Georgia. The band will play shows on December 29th and 30th, with a special New Years Eve show to end the run on the 31st.There’s a fan pre-sale for all three shows (including a three-day pass) starting Wednesday, 7/27 at 12:00pm that can be found by clicking here. We’ll provide more info on the Biscuits New Years Run as it becomes available.For New Yorkers who want to get their Biscuits jamming on, don’t miss the our upcoming Evolution of Jam performance featuring sets from Grateful Dead, Phish and Disco Biscuits tribute artists. More information about this exciting show, which is scheduled for October 7th at The Hall At MP, can be found here.last_img read more

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3 Doors Down Co-Founding Guitarist Matt Roberts Has Died At Age 38

first_imgGuitarist Matt Roberts has unfortunately passed away at the age of 38. The 3 Doors Down co-founder and former member was traveling with his father, planning to perform at the Rockin’ For Heroes benefit concert tonight for veterans in West Bend, WI. As of now, no cause of death has been determined.According to CNN, authorities were called to the hotel with reports of a man either “asleep or passed out” in the hallway. He was later declared dead, and his father was woken up early Sunday morning to hear the bad news. “I was wakened at 8:50 this morning by some detectives beating on my door. It’s always scary as a parent, they were in suits and that’s when they told me. They asked me if Matt Roberts was your son, I said yes, and they said ‘we have bad news to tell you, Matt deceased last night,’” said Darrell Roberts.Though he was a founding member of the successful rockers 3 Doors Down, Roberts struggled with drugs and anxiety stemming largely from his role in the popular band. His father said that he thought Roberts had overcome the addiction, though initial reports suggest that an overdose may have caused the guitarist’s untimely demise. Roberts played with 3 Doors Down from their earliest days in 1996, until he left for health reasons in 2012.Darrell Roberts is planning to attend the Rockin’ For Heroes benefit tonight, to share in the grieving process with the crowd. “He put all this energy and effort to come out here to perform. I’ll put his guitar on stage and light it up and I’m going to say thanks to everybody and leave and go home in the morning,” said Darrell.Our hearts go out to the whole Roberts family at this difficult time. RIP Matt Roberts.last_img read more

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Watch Umphrey’s McGee Crush A Cover Of Sturgill Simpson’s “Call To Arms” On New Year’s Eve

first_imgUmphrey’s McGee is known for many things: impressive compositions, energetic jams, note-perfect musicianship, and an ability to crush any cover. The band has made a habit out of adding fun songs to their ever-growing repertoire of covers, making sure to perform songs by artists from across their wide spectrum of musical influences. They’ve covered a range of artists, with Rage Against The Machine, Phoenix, Daft Punk, and the Grateful Dead only the tip of the iceberg for a band that always make sure to throw its favorite songs into the rotation.On New Year’s Eve, Umphrey’s included another awesome cover into their collection: “Call To Arms” by Sturgill Simpson. It’s somewhat out of the band’s comfort zone to cover a country artist, but Sturgill Simpson isn’t just another country artist. The newly anointed king of alt-country reigned supreme in 2016, with his A Sailor’s Guide To Earth crossing over into the mainstream and becoming a smash hit, ultimately resulting in a nomination for Album of the Year at The Grammy Awards. Umphrey’s decided to pay tribute to the rising superstar with this energetic cover that closed out their second set on New Year’s Eve.Thanks to the band, we can now watch pro-shot video of the awesome cover, which also features The Mad Dog Horns with Jeff Coffin. Check out the full video below.last_img read more

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Holly Bowling’s New Album Reaches The Billboard Top 100 Charts

first_imgJust a few months ago, pianist Holly Bowling shared her latest creation: Better Left Unsung. Following in the footsteps of her debut Phish-themed release, Bowling’s second album interpreted the music of the Grateful Dead for solo piano compositions.Over the weekend, Bowling shared the news that Better Left Unsung had worked its way to the #25 spot on the Billboard Top 100 albums list for Classical music. Bowling’s approach to the music from the jam scene is inspired by the Classical genre, making her approach all the more unique within the jam music scene.Bowling posted the news to her Facebook page, as you can see below.Congratulations Holly! Read our review of the album, here.last_img

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The Broadcast Capture European Tour In New “Sign It Off” Video [Watch/Premiere]

first_imgAsheville-based rock outfit The Broadcast has recently had some incredible opportunities. The band got their start in 2010, when lead singer Caitlin Krisko grew tired of New York City life and relocated to the vibrant musical community in Asheville, NC. After meeting guitarist Aaron Austin, The Broadcast was born, and continues to excite audience all across the globe with their powerful sound rooted in the blues rock Americana style.The band recently released a new album, From The Horizon, teaming up with veteran producer Jim Scott (Tedeschi Trucks, Tom Petty) for the release. With new music to guide them, the band headed to Europe for an extensive tour, playing in the continent for the first time. Krisko told us, “Having the chance to experience Europe for the first time on tour was a dream come true for me. Personally speaking, there is no better way to see the world than through music.”The Broadcast kept the cameras rolling throughout the journey, and started putting the footage together for a new music video. Krisko says, “I knew while we were over there I’d want to make a music video later with footage from all of the countries we visited. It was a really sweet way to relive the experience.” That music video is set to the tune of “Sign It Off” from the new album, and beautifully captures that experience.Check out The Broadcast’s new video for “Sign It Off” below, premiering exclusively via L4LM.The Broadcast will keep up the excitement in 2017, as they’re set to open up for Mavis Staples on tour! You can follow along with the band by checking out their official website, so don’t miss any of the action.last_img read more

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Hollis Brown Premieres Rocking New Video For “Run Right To You” [Watch]

first_imgThere’s no denying that Hollis Brown is a serious American rock n’ roll band. Named after Bob Dylan’s song “The Ballad of Hollis Brown,” the Queens-based band was founded by Mike Montali (lead vocals/guitar) and Jonathan Bonilla (lead guitar) in 2009. They put together a band with Andrew Zehnal (drums) from Cleveland, Adam Bock (keyboard/vocals) from St. Louis, and Brian Courage (bass) from Long Island, and have been rising through the rock ranks ever since!Not only has the band had the unique opportunity to support a number of renowned artists, including The Zombies, Jackie Greene, Rich Robinson, Citizen Cope, Counting Crows and more, but Hollis Brown continues to floor listeners with their tight musicianship and adrenaline fueled performances. The band has headlined through the US and Europe, hitting Firefly Music Festival, WFPK “Live Lunch,” Audiotree and more in the process. They’re slated for Mountain Jam, Karoondinha Festival and much more in 2017!Towards the end of 2016, the band released their newest single, “Run Right To You.” The band decided to create a video for the rocking track, something that would capture not only the song’s energy, but the band’s live energy as well. “We recorded this song all live, all together, which is the way a band should do things,” says Montali. “For the video, we wanted to capture that live performance. The energy, and the importance of a band really being a band, and being able to play together, play off of each other, and interact with each other, the way that only the five of us together can.”Without further ado, we’re proud to premiere the band’s new video for “Run Right To You.” Watch below.Don’t miss out on a chance to catch Hollis Brown this year! Keep up with them on their website, which can be found here.last_img read more

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Twiddle To Play Three Nights In NYC Run To Kick Off The Baker’s Dozen

first_imgTwiddle is hot off the heels of their latest double-album release, PLUMP Chapters 1 & 2, which saw an official release just over a month ago now. The Vermont-based jam act will be making its way to New York City in July for a special three-night run during the monumental Baker’s Dozen residency at Madison Square Garden from that other Vermont Quartet, Phish. Twiddle’s run coinciding with Phish’s Baker’s Dozen run will take place at Irving Plaza and will begin with a formal headlining show on Thursday, July 20th, which will also double as a pre-party for Phish prior to the group’s first night at MSG. Joining Twiddle on the first night will be fellow Vermonters and synth-pop aficionados Madaila. Following the first pre-party night with Madaila on Thursday, July 20th, Twiddle will return to Irving Plaza for two more nights on Friday, July 21st, and Saturday, July 22nd, each of which serving as a special late-night performance that is sure to keep phans grooving following Phish’s first two Baker’s Dozen performances. To say these are going to be memorable shows is an understatement; Twiddle is sure throw down something fierce each night following Phish’s own shows.Mihali Savoulidis and company are no strangers to Phish, as the Chairman of the Boards, Page McConnell himself, sat in with the group during Twiddle’s own Tumble Down Festival in the Green Mountain State last summer. McConnell gave his own blessings to the group during the band’s hit song “When It Rains It Pours.” The unexpected sit-in had everyone in attendance in complete awe of what was truly a special moment for the gentlemen of Twiddle, but especially for keyboardist Ryan Dempsey.A 3-day pass for all of Twiddle’s shows at Irving Plaza can be purchased here, while single-day tickets available at this link. Plus, don’t forget to check out Live For Live Music’s Official Guide To Phish Baker’s Dozen Late Nights for all of your Baker’s Dozen late-night shenanigans.[Cover photo: Ojeda Photography] Don’t miss Live For Live Music’s official Baker’s Dozen late night shows!last_img read more

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EXCLUSIVE: Polyrhythmics Debut Video For The Slinky And Psychedelic “Goldie’s Road”

first_imgUpcoming Polyrhythmics Tour Dates 2017September 9 – Anacortes, WA – Bastion Brewing CompanySeptember 20 – Philadelphia, PA – World Cafe LiveSeptember 21 – Washington, DC – Gypsy Sally’sSeptember 22 – Brooklyn, NY – The Knitting FactorySeptember 23 – Boston, MA – The Red RoomSeptember 26 – South Burlington, VT – Higher GroundSeptember 28 – Teaneck, NJ – Debonair Music HallSeptember 29 – Hartford, CT – Arch Street TavernSeptember 30 – Schuylkill Haven, PA – Meeting of the MindsOctober 27 – Winters CA – Berryessa Brewing CompanyOctober 29 – Placerville, CA – Hangtown Halloween BallOctober 31 – Phoenix, AZ – Last Exit LiveNovember 3 – Denver, CO – Cervantes Masterpiece Ballroom *November 4 – Steamboat Springs, CO – Schmiggity’sNovember 9 – Garden City, ID – Visual Arts CollectiveNovember 10 – Bend, OR – Volcanic Theater and PubNovember 11 – Ashland, OR – Armory**November 17 – Eugene, OR – HiFi Music HallNovember 18 – Portland, OR – Star TheaterNovember 24 – Seattle, WA – Tractor Tavern ^November 25 – Seattle, WA – Tractor TavernDecember 1 – Springdale, UT – Bit & SpurDecember 2 – San Diego, CA – Winston’sDecember 5 – San Luis Obispo, CA – SLO BrewsDecember 6 – Santa Cruz , CA – Moes AlleyDecember 7 – Grass Valley, CA – Grass Valley Center for the ArtsDecember 8 – Crystal Bay, NV – Crystal Bay CasinoDecember 9 – San Francisco, CA – Slim’s* w/ Dumpstaphunk** w/ Dirty Revival^ w/ Delvon Lamarr Organ Trio Polyrhythmics, the Afrobeat funk-fusion eight-piece out of Seattle, Washington, is gearing up for a big year. While the group has already earned a dedicated following from coast to coast with their bold sound, tight grooves, and expert musicianship, the buzz around the band is growing with the upcoming release of their new album, Caldera, which is due out September 22nd. Caldera comes as a follow-up to Polyrhythmics’ critically acclaimed third studio album, Octagon, which catapulted the group into the national spotlight and earned them spots on bills with Snarky Puppy, Booker T, and more, as well as on lineups for big-name festivals, such as Bumbershoot, High Sierra, and Vancouver International Jazz Fest. For their fourth studio effort, Caldera is set to be similarly well-received, with the band offering a mesmerizing and eclectic album that showcases the unique sound rooted in funk, soul, psychedelic rock, R&B, progressive jazz, and Afrobeat.Polyrhythmics Expand Fall Tour Ahead Of New Album’s ReleaseAhead of the release of Caldera next month, Polyrhythmics is giving our readers a taste of what they’re all about with the release of the music video for “Goldie’s Road” off the new album. “Goldie’s Road” itself is slinky and trance-like, simultaneously laid back and eerie, all the while evoking tunes of the 1970’s with its old-school groove, psychedelic effects, and wah-wah heavy guitar. As trombonist Elijah Clark tells Live For Live Music, “‘Goldie’s Road’ is about the journey along a never traveled highway, and the experiences that an individual finds along that road are the destination itself. The song was composed primarily on melodica and trombone, the only two instruments I had at my disposal. It’s a piece written from the limitations of a location, but the freedom of a seemingly endless supply of time while trapped outside of city life. During the writing of ‘Goldie’s Road’, I was listening and absorbing a lot from Amharic musicians and songs such as Mulatu Astatke, Tilahun Gessesse, and Eritrean Krar music. I hope that a bit of the trance-like beauty of the Ethiopian and Eritrean tradition shines through in this song that is indicative of the sound of Polyrhythmics at a certain interval.”This new music video compliments the sound of “Goldie’s Road” nicely, with its sepia-drenched and ever-changing video collage using its simplistic presentation emphasizing the complexity of the music born from Polyrhythmics’ eight individual members. Live For Live Music is proud to present the premiere of Polyrhythmics’ new music video, and you can check it out for yourself below. You can also look below for Polyrhythmics’ upcoming tour dates or head to the band’s website for more information.last_img read more

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