Check out both setlists, via Tedeschi Trucks Band Fans and PanicStream, respectively, below:Setlist: Tedeschi Trucks Band at The BJCC, Birmingham, AL – 4/23/16Set: Made Up Mind, Laugh About It, Keep On Growing, Bird On A Wire, Idle Wind, Sticks and Stones, Bound For Glory, I Pity The Fool, Let Me Get By, Don’t Know What It Means, The LetterSetlist: Widespread Panic at The BJCC, Birmingham, AL – 4/23/16Set Ain’t Life Grand*, Weight of the World, Honky Red, Better Off, Proving Ground > Bust It Big, Sell Sell, Airplane > JAM > Papa’s Home > Drumz > Machine Gun Jam > Papa’s Home > Blackout Blues > Protein Drink > Sewing Machine (103 mins)Encore Gimme^ > Surprize Valley^, Me and The Devil^^, You Can’t Always Get What You Want^^^ (49 mins)* JB on Tiny Gitar (mandolin) / ^ Derek Trucks on Guitar / ^^ Derek Trucks on Guitar, Susan Tedeschi on Vocals & Guitar / ^^^ Susan Tedeschi on Vocals & Guitar, Derek Trucks on Guitar, Alecia Chakour & Mark Rivers on Vocals Last night marked the highly anticipated double billing at The BJCC in Birmingham, AL, with both Tedeschi Trucks Band and Widespread Panic performing over the course of one magical night. Tedeschi Trucks opened the show, bringing a soulful blend of music new and old. TTB is touring behind their recently-released Let Me Get By album, playing a handful of music from the new release throughout their opening set.Widespread Panic came out next, firing on all cylinders for a rockin’ one-set performance. The show opened with John Bell on a “tiny gitar” aka a mandolin, for the performance of “Ain’t Life Grand.” They kept things rolling with “Weight of the World,” “Honky Red,” and more fan-favorites throughout the set. They also kept things really loose with a “Papa’s Home > Drumz > Machine Gun Jam > Papa’s Home” segment, putting the jam in their Southern jam set.With so much star power under one roof, a collaboration was inevitable. That came during the encore, when Derek Trucks emerged with Panic for versions of “Gimme” and “Surprize Valley.” The extended encore continued with Susan Tedeschi joining on “Me And The Devil,” before the band called on vocalists Alecia Chakour and Mark Rivers for a grand finale version of “You Can’t Always Get What You Want.” The Rolling Stones cover was a perfect finale to a great evening of music.
Jam rockers Displace continue to take the scene by storm, bringing their infectious live show to venues and festivals nationwide. The Florida based band has a big summer ahead, starting with the release of their new album Undertow. Due out June 25th, the group’s sophomore effort shows a matured approach to the same energetic equation, expanding on their creative songwriting and musicianship on every track.To give fans a taste of the new music, you can stream their first single, “Friction,” below.The band has a major tour ahead of them, kicking off on June 21st for an album preview show at WMNF’s In The Groove radio program in Tampa, FL, before an official album release party on the 25th at Crowbar. The tour hits a number of dates in Florida, before hitting the Great Outdoors Jam in Mount Dora, FL on July 1st with Pigeons Playing Ping Pong, Aqueous and more. They’ll hit more Southern shows before heading to Colorado for an extended run in the state, bringing their shows to fans at venues throughout.The Great Outdoors Jam Will Welcome Pigeons Playing Ping Pong, Aqueous And More For Florida ThrowdownCheck out the band’s summer dates below, and head here for more information.
With something that can only be filed in the “ridiculously awesome” category, Iceland’s Secret Solstice festival has just announced a special set inside of a volcano. After successfully putting on a show inside of a glacier this year, the team from Secret Solstice decided to one-up themselves, launching the appropriately titled “Secret Solstice Presents Inside The Volcano” series.The show will feature a solo set by Deftones singer Chico Moreno with a few special guests inside the dormant magma chamber of Thrihnukagigur volcano. The band and twenty extremely lucky fans will be flown from Reykjavík to the top of the volcano, and will descend into the magma chamber via an elevator that’s been special set up for this special performance in a unreal location.Learn more about this once-in-a-lifetime set here.
In an online poll going around of which musical act has the “Most Stupid Band Name,” our good friends of The String Cheese Incident are currently in the top spot. Surprisingly, they are beating out bands such as The The, Diarrhea Planet, We Butter the Bread with Butter, Limp Bizkit, and another one of their jam band brethren that go by the name of Phish.SCI keyboardist Kyle Hollingsworth took to his Facebook page, in jest, to acknowledge the honor of being nominated and in the lead. The poll originates from a site called stupidbandnames.com, which is normally a “Stupid Band Name Generator.”Take a listen to David Cross making fun of The String Cheese Incident:
Some big news for fans of Twiddle, as the Vermont jam band has detailed plans for their 2017 edition of Frendly Gathering. The festival will return from June 29th through July 1st, moving to its new home at Waitsfield, VT. The festival’s new location of the Sugarbush Resort in Mt. Ellen is sure to be an idyllic home for three days of music.The lineup features two sets of Twiddle at the top, with Charles Bradley & His Extraordinaires, Turkuaz, Pigeons Playing Ping Pong, Moon Hooch, Kat Wright, Monophonics and more featured on the announcement. Sonny Knight & The Lakers, Cobi, Madaila, Start Making Sense, Annie In The Water, Smalltalker, The New Crew, and DJCre8 round out the initial posting, with a promise that more artists will be announced soon.“We are looking forward to working with Frendly Gathering to host a multi-day cultural event that suits Sugarbush and the Mad River Valley,” said Win Smith, president and majority owner of Sugarbush, in a statement. “Frendly Gathering is known to attract a fun-loving crowd of music lovers who are respectful of their surrounding environment. Mt. Ellen will provide a beautiful landscape for the festival, allowing participants opportunities for hiking, mountain biking, and exploring the Mad River Valley’s many offerings.”See the lineup announcement below and head to the festival’s website for details.
Edit this setlist | More Warren Haynes setlists There are few places in this or any universe where and when one could truly replicate The Last Waltz, the famed final show played by The Band on Thanksgiving of 1976. In 2012, Levon Helm, the group’s most iconic voice, passed on to That Great Gig in the Sky. In 2015, Allen Toussaint, the New Orleans legend who arranged the horn section for the original show, passed on.And that’s to say nothing of all the members of The Band and their special guests who are now either deceased or have aged out of regular performance.That hasn’t stopped the music from carrying on through a 40th anniversary tour of The Last Waltz. Nor did it to do anything to dampen the spirit of the stop at the Orpheum Theatre in downtown Los Angeles. The ornately decorated venue proved to be a perfect host for Warren Haynes, Jamey Johnson and the cast of characters who’ve criss-crossed the country reviving a rock-and-roll classic.From The Band standards like “Up on Cripple Creek”, “Rag Mama Rag”, “The Night They Drove Old Dixie Down” and (of course) “The Weight” to blues standards and then-contemporary covers, this band breathed new life into an epic concert that, save for the fortunate few who were at the Winterland Ballroom in San Francisco on that November night, is left to musical lore beyond Martin Scorsese‘s famous concert film.Haynes, among the most decorated fill-in frontman for historic rock outfits, wailed with voice and axe through two rambling sets (and a two-song encore) with every bit of bravado and brilliance on display during his stints with the Dead, the Allman Brothers Band and Gov’t Mule. Johnson, a relative spring chick at 41, more than held his own belting out numbers, including “Georgia On My Mind”, and flaunting flowing locks from his head and beard. They were backed by a colorful cast of characters on horns (led by Mark Mullins), drums (Terence Higgins) and keyboard (Danny Louis).No tribute to The Last Waltz would be complete without a stack of cameos, and this one was no exception. Dave Malone, of New Orleans’ Radiators fame, joined in for a rendition of CSNY‘s “Helpless” and The Band’s “This Wheel’s On Fire.” Cyril Neville, of the Meters and the Neville Brothers, lent his talents on percussion and vocals, even stealing the show for a spell during the Bo Diddley classic “Who Do You Love.” Taj Mahal—clad in a red shirt, black pants and a white hat—seized the stage on multiple occasions, to belt out “The Shape I’m In”, “Life Is a Carnival” and Bob Dylan‘s “Forever Young” and rip some steel guitar on Robert Johnson‘s “Kind Hearted Woman Blues.”The crowd, which came to its feet after just about every song, got many a joyful earful from some who were on stage for the original Last Waltz. Steady Rollin’ Bob Margolin, who was then a young understudy to the aged Muddy Waters, “laid some pipe” on slide guitar during a rendition of Muddy’s “Mannish Boy” and regaled the audience with tales of late-night jams with Dylan, Helm, Eric Clapton, Ronnie Wood and Paul Butterfield. Dr. John, with the clothing and countenance of the same Crescent City eccentric he (presumably) was 40 years ago, banged away on the piano and lent his gravelly voice to Bayou favorites like “Such a Night” and “Down South in New Orleans.”And while most of The Band has either retired or passed on, there was one member with enough juice left in the tank to join this gang on the road: Garth Hudson. The silver-haired 79-year-old needed a hand shuffling onto and off of the stage, but once he sat down at the piano, it was as if no time had passed since the original show. He tickled the ivories to perfection toward the end of the show and into “The Weight” before the group concluded Set No. 2 with Dylan’s “I Shall Be Released.”Who knows how many (if any) of the original Waltzers will be around for a 50th anniversary in 10 years? By then, with any luck, there will be a whole new generation of great musicians who are ready, willing and able to get the ghosts of The Band back together for yet another Last Waltz.Below you can view fan-shot videos of both sets, courtesy of Pay Myers: Enjoy the gallery below, courtesy of Brandon Weil. Load remaining images
SweetWater 420 Fest will return to Centennial Olympic Park in Atlanta, Georgia on April 20-22, 2018. In addition to previously announced headliners Umphrey’s McGee (x2), Tedeschi Trucks Band, and Sturgill Simpson, The String Cheese Incident (x2) will round out the top bill. Additionally, the SweetWater 420 Fest adds Greensky Bluegrass, SOJA, Ghostland Observatory, The Motet, The Record Company, The Infamous Stringdusters, TAUK, Hirie, Marco Benevento, Brandon “Taz” Niederauer, and more to the previously announced group of Vulfpeck, Joe Russo’s Almost Dead, Stick Figure, Papadosio, Anders Osborne, Spafford, Sister Sparrow & The Dirty Birds, and Southern Avenue.Also tapped for the 2018 edition are Durand Jones & The Indications, Los Colognes, The Mantras (Beastie Boys Tribute Set), The Vegabonds, Maddy O’Neal, Cofresi, Funk You, The Fritz, Walden, The Trongone Band, Luthi, Emma’s Lounge, Quaildogs, Hedonistas, Migrant Worker, Derlee, Hourglass, The Orange Constant, Bird Dog, Jubilee, Universal Sigh, Dr. Strangelove, Bennett Wales & The Relief, with Brandon “Taz” Niederauer as an Artist-At-Large. The weekend will be complete with more than 50 bands, 30 unique SweetWater Brewing Company brews, and “420 vibes.”Tickets are now on-sale here. See below for the complete 2018 SweetWater 420 lineup!
Tedeschi Trucks Band is heading back to LOCKN’ Festival this summer, alongside Dead & Company, Widespread Panic, Umphrey’s McGee, and many more. Derek Trucks and Susan Tedeschi will lead their twelve-piece ensemble through two sets over two days, marking their fourth LOCKN’ to date.In 2016, the husband-and-wife duo brought their powerhouse show to the farm directly after Phil & Friends, which featured drummer Jon Fishman and key-master Page McConnell of Phish, drummer Joe Russo, guitarist Anders Osborne, and virtually all of The Infamous Stringdusters. In true LOCKN’ fashion, fans were treated to special guest appearances from Derek and Susan when they joined the cast of characters for an unforgettable “Mr. Charlie” and “Sugaree”, leading straight into the highly anticipated return of the festival veterans.Tedeschi Trucks Band’s 2016 LOCKN’ set featured an exciting mix of originals and covers, including an exceptional version of Derek and the Dominos’ “Keep On Growing”. Now, you can watch the pro-shot video of the performance, courtesy of LOCKN’ Festival and Jonathan Healey, below.Setlist: Tedeschi Trucks Band | LOCKN’ Festival | Arrington, VA | 8/29/16Don’t Know What It Means, The Letter (The Box Tops), Laugh About It, Within You Without You (The Beatles), Just As Strange, I Want More, Color of the Blues (George Jones), Leaving Trunk (Sleepy John Estes), Keep On Growing (Derek and the Dominos), Sticks and Stones (Titus Turner), I Pity The Fool (Bobby “Blue” Bland), Bitches Brew (Miles Davis), Let Me Get By
Over the weekend, Pigeons Playing Ping Pong hit the famed Manchester, Tennessee music festival, Bonnaroo, laying out a truly on-point performance in That Tent from 1 am to 2:30 am. The Baltimore-based jam and funk act pulled out all the stops for the special show, inviting Michael Girardot and Rob Ingraham, trumpet and tenor sax players for The Revivalists, out for portions of the show. The rowdy crowd, in turn, lapped up the set, with the audience spilling out well beyond the tent and singing and clapping along throughout.As Greg Ormont told Live For Live Music about the performance,Bonnaroo is the ultimate hang! After raging our late night set in front of a sea of people, we kicked it for the weekend and caught some great acts that we don’t usually see in the jam circuit like Pond, Anderson .Paak, Nile Rodgers, Reggie Watts, Thundercat, Muse, Eminem, The Revivalists, Ikebe Shakedown, Gogo Penguin, and tons more. We’re all leaving Bonnaroo super inspired to keep writing new music and pursuing our dreams. Much respect to the entire Bonnaroo team for making such a huge event run so smoothly. We know it takes a ton of work and they really knocked it out of the park.As for the show itself, one of the biggest highlights was the presence of The Revivalists’ horns, who added a little something special to the already-energetic performance. The duo of Girardot and Ingraham sat in from “The Liquid” through “Whoopie”, later reemerging for “F.U.” and “Doc”. Other highlights included in the “Space Jam” that led into “The Hop” and “F.U.”, which saw Ben Carrey and Alex Petropulos really open up.You can check out the setlist from Pigeon Playing Ping Pong’s high-octane Bonnaroo performance below. Plus, don’t miss the band’s Bonnaroo recap video, which was created by David Diller of Ninja Video and which Live For Live Music is proud to premiere and host on our YouTube channel.Setlist: Pigeons Playing Ping Pong | Bonnaroo | Manchester, TN | 5/8/2018Porcupine, Somethin’ For Ya > Julia > Under The Sea > Julia, The Liquid*, Whoopie* > 1999* > Whoopie*, Spacejam > The Hop > F.U.*, Doc*, Horizon, Ocean Flows*w/ Rob Ingraham on Sax and Michael Girardot on Trumpet from The Revivalists
Load remaining images On Saturday night, Dead & Company concluded their two-night run at the legendary Alpine Valley Music Theatre in East Troy, Wisconsin. As per tradition in a multi-night run, the Grateful Dead-inspired band flexed their creativity by expanding upon a wicked first night and adding new flavors for round two. Fifteen shows into the summer tour and Dead & Company welcomed their first guest to the stage on Saturday night, vocalist/guitarist Justin Vernon of Bon Iver, to close the first set.The first set opened with an appropriate “The Music Never Stopped”, led by Grateful Dead original Bob Weir and newfound Dead Head John Mayer, kicking off night two in total celebration mode. A cover of Rob Wasserman‘s “Easy Answers” came next, marking the third performance of this tour and the fourth ever.The Music Never StoppedJohn Mayer and Bob Weir continued to swap vocals between “Alabama Getaway”, “Big River”, and “Jack Straw” before welcoming their guest, Justin Vernon, marking the first of the tour. The Eau Claire native contributed his sultry vocals and silky guitar pickings to “Black Muddy River”, “Friend of the Devil”, and “Bird Song” to close the first set. Vernon is most well known for his signature style of singing in his own indie folk band Bon Iver. Most recently, Vernon announced a new band with Aaron and Bryce Dessner of The National, who released a Grateful Dead tribute album in 2016, Day of the Dead, and even recorded and toured with Bob Weir as part of his Campfire Band in 2017. On Day of the Dead, Vernon’s first band DeYarmond Edison backed Bruce Hornsby on a studio version of “Black Muddy River”, and the version was revived at Vernon’s own Eaux Claires Music Festival in 2016. While the sit-in might have felt random to longtime Grateful Dead fans, it’s an interesting step forward in the evolution of the band’s live repertoire.“Bird Song” with Justin Vernon[Video: Milwaukee Live]After the scheduled break, Dead & Company returned to the moonlit stage for a rocking second set. Bob Weir, John Mayer, Oteil Burbridge, and Jeff Chimenti harmoniously sung The Band‘s “The Weight” to open the second set, marking the song’s third performance of the tour and the sixth ever. The high notes continued with “Shakedown Street”, “Althea”, and a “China Cat Sunflower” > “I Know You Rider” of the ages, turning heads of fans everywhere calling it the “set of the tour”. The percussionists kept the momentum for a far-out “Drums / Space” portion of the evening before the rest of the band returned to the stage.The WeightChina Cat > I Know You Rider[Video: Still Dead]The tour’s second and sixth ever “All Along The Watchtower” came next, as Bob Weir took lead on the Bob Dylan classic. Weir continued with the lead vocal duty to close the show with “Standing on the Moon” and “Sugar Magnolia”. During the latter, Weir’s microphone stopped working and he gave the stand a powerful smack to the ground. After his technician came to revive the microphone stand, Weir jokingly gave it a “test” before taking the first verse of the song. Dead & Company encored with “One More Saturday Night” to close their show.[Video: Uberdemon76]Dead & Company have a bit of a break before they head to George, Washington for a night at the Gorge Amphitheatre on June 29th, before they continue their way throughout the Midwest. Check out their full tour schedule on the band’s official website here.Setlist: Dead & Company | Alpine Valley Music Theatre | East Troy, WI | 6/23/2018I: Music Never Stopped, Easy Answers, Alabama Getaway, Big River, Jackstraw, Black Muddy River*, Friend Of The Devil*II: The Weight, Shakedown Street, Althea, China Cat Sunflower > I Know You Rider, Drums/Space > Watchtower > Standing on the Moon, Sugar MagnoliaE: One More Saturday NightDead & Company | Alpine Valley Music Theatre | East Troy, WI | 6/23/2018 | Photos: Daniel Ojeda