Ska rockers Sublime With Rome have announced plans for a lengthy summer tour. Beginning on June 25 in Las Vegas, Sublime will hit the road for 29 dates, including stops at storied Red Rocks Amphitheatre, The Tabernacle in Atlanta, Jones Beach Theater in Wantagh, NY, FirstMerit Bank Pavilion at Notherly Island in Chicago and Sleep Train Amphitheatre in Chula Vista, CA.Sublime will hit the road with alternative rock and reggae bands Dirty Heads, Tribal Seeds, Bleeker and 311, as well as beatboxing phenom Matisyahu on various dates throughout their tour. A special pre-sale that includes exclusive VIP packages begins Tuesday, March 15 at 10 AM local time. Fans can use the promo code “SWRSUMMER2016” to access the pre-sale. Public on sale will begin Friday, March 18. More info on tickets can be found at the band’s website here.Check below for Sublime’s full summer tour dates.Sublime With Rome 2016 Summer Tour6/25 Las Vegas, NV @ Mandalay Bay Beach6/27 Morrison, CO @ Red Rocks Amphitheatre6/30 Atlanta, GA @ The Tabernacle7/1 St. Augustine, FL @ St. Augustine Amphitheatre7/2 Miami, FL @ Bayfront Park Amphitheatre7/3 Tampa, FL @ MIDFLORIDA Credit Union Amphitheatre 7/5 Charlotte, NC @ Uptown Amphitheatre7/7 Baltimore, MD @ Pier Six Concert Pavilion7/8 Holmdel, NJ @ PNC Bank Arts Center7/9 Philadelphia, PA @ Festival Pier (at Penn’s Landing)7/10 Wantagh, NY @ Nikon at Jones Beach Theater7/12 Boston, MA @ Blue Hills Bank Pavilion7/14 Sterling Heights, MI @ Freedom Hill Amphitheatre7/15 Cincinnati, OH @ PNC Pavilion at Riverbend Music Center7/16 Indianapolis, IN @ Farm Bureau Insurance Lawn at White River State Park7/17 Chicago, IL @ FirstMerit Bank Pavilion at Northerly Island7/19 Lawrence, KS @ Crossroads7/22 Eagle, ID @ Eagle River Pavilion7/23 Missoula, MT @ Big Sky Brewing Company #7/24 Seattle, WA @ WAMU Theater #7/25 Eugene, OR @ Cuthbert Amphitheatre #7/27 Murphys, CA @ Ironstone Amphitheatre7/28 Concord, CA @ Concord Pavilion #7/30 Chula Vista, CA @ Sleep Train Amphitheatre #7/31 Phoenix, AZ @ Comerica Theatre @8/3 Corpus Christi, TX @ Concrete Street Amphitheater8/5 Austin, TX @ Austin360 Amphitheater %8/6 Dallas, TX @ Gexa Energy Pavilion %8/7 The Woodlands, TX @ The Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion ## with Dirty Heads, Tribal Seeds and Bleeker@ with Dirty Heads, 311, Tribal Seeds and Bleeker% with Dirty Heads, 311, Tribal Seeds and Matisyahu[Cover photo via Sublime With Rome Facebook Page]
Last Friday, March 18th, two great bands found their way to the Bluebird Theatre for a great Denver, CO performance. With Moon Taxi and The Congress sharing the stage, the packed house was simply electric in anticipation of the performance. Both bands are playing in their prime, as The Congress provided ample support before alt-rock darlings Moon Taxi came in firing. Touring behind their late 2015 release, ‘Daybreaker’ (Read the review here), it’s all smiles with these two great bands.Thanks to photographer Bill McAlaine, we have a full gallery of images from the show. Check them out below: Full galery of Bill McAlaine’s images can be seen below: Load remaining images
Despite the cancellation of yesterday’s New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival, music-lovers lucked out on another dry evening of late night jazz festivities. Many made their way over to the legendary Tipitina’s to see The Motet perform with Pimps of Joytime. Fans were treated to an unstoppably energetic show that impressed the masses with the band’s newest additions Lyle Divinsky (lead vocals) and Drew Sayers (sax). Tanya Shylock, a regular Motet special guest, lent her powerful voice and mesmerizing stage presence for a few tunes, including a sexy cover of Parliament’s “Handcuffs.”Fans who have yet to see The Motet with this new line-up will be pleased to find that its previous spirit has been not only carried over, but refreshed and revitalized. It can be hard to watch performances of a dearly beloved band during a large transition, but not in this case. When Gabe Mervine and Drew Sayers weren’t impressing the audience time after time with their powerful horn solos, it might have been guitarist Ryan Jalbert taking a turn amping up the crowd, or Joey Porter, the always impressive virutoso on the keys. Dave Watts is an always-smooth force to be reckoned with on the kit, with nothing but tasteful grooves that keep any crowd shakin’. Watts and bassist Garrett Sayers stay locked in together, clearly having played together for years and years. When Sayers takes a solo, watch as the crowd suddenly becomes quiet (and maybe even still) to listen with jaws dropped.After weeks of Prince covers, their encore of “D.M.S.R.” (Dance, Music, Sex, Romance) was something new and much-appreciated out of Prince’s extensive catalog, and a strong way to close out the night. Thanks to photographer Jeremy Scott, you can relive some of the experiences in the photos and gallery below: Load remaining images The Motet @ Tipitina’s 4/30/16 Setlist:Damn!, The Truth, Own It, Rippin’, Ain’t No Way, Fool, Handcuffs, Brother Man > Know It Too Well, Danger, Fountain, ClosedEncore: DMSR
After playing for over one million people in Cuba, The Rolling Stones hit the studio and laid down a number of tracks for a new album. The band recently confirmed the new record, being the first since 2005, as having “a blues streak.” Guitarist Ronnie Wood explained, “We cut 11 blues in two days. They are extremely great cover versions of Howlin’ Wolf and Little Walter, among other blues people. But they really sound authentic.”A new report from British tabloid The Sun reveals that Eric Clapton is featured on two of those eleven tracks. The band reportedly asked Clapton to play with them after bumping into him at their London studio. A source “close to the band” told The Sun, “Eric was in the next studio along so he came in to say hello… They ended up jamming and recorded two songs.” With producer Don Was at the table, the source continued it was “the best thing he has ever done with the Stones, then added, “They have decided to go back in the studio later this month because they are enjoying it so much.”Last year, The Rolling Stones released an alternative version of “Brown Sugar” featuring Clapton on guitar, which you can listen to here. This will however be the first time the two worlds come together in the studio to create new music. What an exciting time in rock and roll!
Beloved funk up and comers Vulfpeck hit the Bonnaroo Music & Arts Festival last night, playing a jammed out set that featured some of their classic tunes and choice covers throughout. Vulfpeck has been on the rise for many years, but 2016 is something of a breakthrough for the LA-based crew. With sets scheduled at Bonnaroo, Red Rocks, Outsidelands, Lockn’ and more, the sky’s the limits for this exciting young group.Last night, Vulfpeck played to what was the biggest crowd of their career at Bonnaroo’s The Other Tent. The band undoubtedly picked up new fans by the scores as they raged tunes from their 2015 release, Thrill Of The Arts. Opening with “Christmas In LA,” the band jammed into their song “Fugue State” before getting the crowd primed and ready for “Back Pocket,” which featured a surprise vocal accompaniment from Børns. The show featured a few covers, including The Band’s “Up On Cripple Creek,” Al Green’s “Love And Happiness” and Stevie Wonder’s “I Wish.”The switch of the instruments was forever strong, as the enormous crowd funnelled their happiness through the fabrics of a multi-colored parachute. The energy of the foursome was a complete force, as they mesmerized thousands of people with their unstoppable funkitude. Not only was this the band’s first time at Bonnaroo, but it was their first major festival appearance ever. To say it was an exhilarating performance is an understatement. It was down right intoxicating, and we couldn’t be more excited to see them rock the super jam on Saturday night alongside Kamasi Washington, Miguel, Devonté Hynes (aka Blood Orange), Nathaniel Rateliff & The Night Sweats, GRiZ, Eric Krasno & The Shady Horns, The Internet, Chicano Batman, Lizzo, and many more unannounced guests. Check out more photos from Day 1 of Bonnaroo here.Thanks to YouTube user Ben Martinez, we have full video coverage of this exciting performance. Tune the funk in, below.Setlist: Vulfpeck at Bonnaroo Music & Arts Festival, Manchester, TN – 6/9/165:30 Christmas in LA 10:32 Fugue State 13:01 Back Pocket Crowd Vocal Prep14:55 Back Pocket18:46 Birdwatcher21:45 My First Car25:31 Up on Cripple Creek(the Band)30:53 Funky Duck33:57 161237:20 Wait for the Moment42:55 Beastly49:13 Love and Happiness(Al Green)54:06 It Gets Funkier58:19 I Wish(Stevie Wonder)1:00:08 It Gets Funkier[Photo by Rex Thomson]
Grammy-winning ensemble Snarky Puppy has announced that they will return to New York City’s Irving Plaza for a two-night New Year’s run on December 30th and 31st!Snarky Puppy Makes Triumphant Studio Return On ‘Culcha Vulcha’Led by bassist and principle composer Michael League, the Brooklyn-based band tours with a rotating lineup, pulling from a collective of nearly 40 musicians. After releasing their most recent album, Culcha Vulcha to critical acclaim in April, the band mounted a U.S. tour in support of the project. However, with the band now heading to Europe until September, the Irving Plaza dates are the only 2016 U.S. dates on the books. Tickets for the shows will go on sale July 8th at Noon, here.
Imagine you’ve spent tens of thousands of dollars on your dream sound system, with state-of-the-art equipment to get the most out of any given audio recording. There’s just one catch: electricity. You have to share the same wiring with basically the entire city, without any control over the quality of this power.Fortunately, you have options. A new report in the Wall Street Journal talks about Japanese audiophiles who literally install their own electricity poles, as a means to monitor the quality of the electricity for their sound system. Aside from the $10,000 investment in said utility pole, there is an entire array of audio power equipment for the concerned consumer.While installing your own electrical grid just to enhance audio quality may seem far-fetched, there is a psychological component to the process. The WSJ article explains that the “power of imagination” comes into play, where those who are obsessed with audio want to assure themselves that nothing could interfere with the top possible sound quality.Is there an observable difference between shared and personal electricity? It’s doubtful, but there’s nothing wrong with spending a little extra money to be sure.
Edit this setlist | More Dave Matthews & Tim Reynolds setlists Yesterday, September 17th, marked the return of the annual Farm Aid benefit concert. For over 30 years, Farm Aid has been held to raise money for farmers of America. This year’s event featured performances for regulars, including Willie Nelson, Neil Young, John Mellencamp and more. The festival also included music from Dave Matthews & Tim Reynolds, their first live performances since the final pre-hiatus shows from Dave Matthews Band over Labor Day weekend.Dave & Tim kept the music flowing with a great set, opening up with “Don’t Drink The Water” and playing an eight-song set of DMB classics. With hits like “Grey Street,” “Crash Into Me,” “Crush,” “Two Step,” and “Ants Marching,” as well as newer songs “Samurai Cop” and “Bismarck,” this was a great set that all fans could enjoy.Fortunately, thanks to Farm Aid, there are full videos to share of each song. Check out the full playlist and setlist, below:Don’t Drink The WaterGrey StreetCrash Into MeSamurai CopCrushBismarckTwo StepAnts Marching
Jam group Perpetual Groove has been hard at work of late, treating fans to some of their best live shows to date. The band will hit Buffalo Iron Works tonight, September 27th, and are giving fans the unique opportunity to live stream their show for free! This is one show you won’t want to miss.The show will be streaming in full, and can be accessed in the player below. Enjoy the free stream, and be sure to check out the full Live For Live Music channel on LiveList for an updated listing of all official live streams, great YouTube content and more.
Grateful Dead guitarist Bob Weir found himself at the Daytona International Speedway last weekend, supporting his sister-in-law Leilani Munter who is a driver on the ARCA series. Weir showed off his support by affixing the well-known “Steal Your Face” sticker on her car, giving it a touch of Deadhead love before the race. Though Munter was as high as 5th place in the race, she ultimately finished in 19th after being caught behind a wreck. Would she have done better if the TV network had spelled “Grateful” properly? No one knows.The “Steal Your Face” logo is a popular bumper sticker for Deadheads, originating in 1969 and getting its name from the song “He’s Gone.” The lightning bolt and skull images have since become ubiquitous in the band’s artwork, both officially made and fan made.[H/T Relix]