Video: Darrell Waltrip shares insight on Bristol

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AEG Live Is Buying Bowery Presents To Corner The NYC Market

first_imgAfter Governors Ball sold themselves to Live Nation, another of the major independent groups in New York has gone corporate. According to sources reporting to Billboard, the beloved Bowery Presents promoters just finished a three-year negotiation and will be sold off to AEG Live.Bowery owns and operates a number of venues in the Northeast, including Bowery Ballroom, Mercury Lounge, Rough Trade and Music Hall of Williamsburg. They also put on shows at various venues, ranging from Brooklyn Bowl to Madison Square Garden. Furthermore, they also have expanded outside of NYC, putting on shows in Albany, Boston, Philadelphia, and Portland, ME. They also have a Bowery South division that works in Atlanta, Birmingham, and New Orleans.Bowery was founded in 2004, and is operated by both former Live Nation president Jim Glancy and co-founder John Moore. Their business model has focused on establishing relationships with smaller acts, as opposed to the aggressive bidding wars of the major event producers. Since they have built up so many strong relationships, it will be difficult to see them go.While the deal has not been officially announced, Billboard’s report says that it will be by the end of the month.last_img read more

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St. Vincent Performed Her First Show Of 2016 Dressed As A Toilet

first_imgWatch St. Vincent perform “Bring Me Your Loves” dressed as a toilet below, courtesy of YouTube user Tyler McCall. St. Vincent is our hero. The indie art-rocker always impresses audiences with her excellent guitar playing, synchronized dance moves, and her interesting stage outfits. As reported by Consequence of Sound, the unique artist performed at New York club (Le) Poisson Rouge last night, and the artist also known as Annie Clark took the stage in a toilet costume. Yes, that’s right, a toilet costume.Clark rocked the stage with her band last night as part of a benefit concert, which raised money to help her drummer Matt Johnson‘s son Jasper after he suffered a seizure earlier this year. Other performers at the benefit included Father John Misty and Rufus Wainright. Clark played “Bring Me Your Loves” and “Marry Me”, and played a brand new track that she dedicated to her girlfriend Cara Delevingne.Watch St. Vincent’s new song below.last_img read more

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Phil Lesh Plays ‘Light’ Themed Set With Neal Casal, Jackie Greene & More [Full Audio]

first_imgGrateful Dead bassist Phil Lesh recently brought a unique concept to Terrapin Crossroads. Dubbed “From Darkness To Light,” the first night of the run featured songs that referenced “darkness,” including some “moon” themed tunes like “Mountains Of The Moon” and “Bad Moon Rising.”Night two saw Lesh return with a similar lineup for the “light” performance, which opened up with The Beatles’ fan-favorite, “Here Comes The Sun.” The full band included Neal Casal and Jackie Greene on guitars, Lesh on bass, Adam MacDougall on keys, Mark Levy on drums, and Nicki Bluhm on vocals. Together the band worked through a number of Grateful Dead originals and classic covers, including segues like “Dreams” into “Eyes Of The World” into “Within You Without You.”The show also featured an acoustic backyard encore, where the band treated fans to a handful of selections like “Ripple” and the finale, “Not Fade Away.” Love is real, not fade away.Listen to the full show streaming below, as well as the full light-themed setlist.Setlist: Phil Lesh & Friends at Terrapin Crossroads, San Rafael, CA – 7/6/16Jam > Here Comes the Sun nc, Mr. Tambourine Man jgr, Down to the River to Pray nb, Dreams jgr nb > Jam (w/Mountain Jam riffs) > Eyes of the World pl > Within You Without You nc > Scarlet Begonias jgr nb > Beautiful Day jgr, Somebody to Love nb, Broken Arrow pl, Both Sides Now nb >  Franklin’s Tower jgr nb nc pl (Scarlet coda ending), Comes a Time nc > Dark Star v2 jgr nc nb > The Wheel pl jgr nb nc Encore: You’ve Got to Hide Your Love Away pl jgr nc nb, Angel Band jgr pl nb, Down to the River to Pray nb, Ripple pl jgr nb, Not Fade Away pl jgr nb Set list compiled by Rob Scalcione via Philzone.As an added bonus, you can watch the full video for the “darkness” 7/5/16 show below.last_img read more

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Watch The Avett Brothers Perform “Give Me Love, Give Me Peace On Earth” On Colbert

first_imgThe Avett Brothers had the distinct honor of performing on The Late Show With Stephen Colbert last Friday, January 20th, just hours of President Donald J. Trump was inaugurated into office. The controversial moment in American history has been met with all sorts of reactions, but most musicians have taken on a message of peace and love in the face of intolerance.With that in mind, The Avetts decided to perform a cover of George Harrison’s “Give Me Love, Give Me Peace On Earth” for their spot on the late night program. Check out the heartwarming video below.last_img

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moe., Kyle Hollingsworth & The Nth Power To Play Pisgah Brewing Anniversary Show

first_imgOn Saturday, April 22nd, the Pisgah Brewing Company in Black Mountain, NC will celebrate its 12th anniversary with a blowout day filled with musical performances. The brewery has just announced their lineup, with moe., Kyle Hollingsworth Band and The Nth Power all scheduled to perform.moe. will be playing two sets at the event, with Kyle Hollingsworth and The Nth Power each delivering a set to get the party into high gear. With great music and high quality Pisgah beer on tap, there will be no shortage of great times ahead!Check out more information on the Pisgah official website.last_img

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Umphrey’s McGee Delivered Two Excellent Sets Of Music At The Wilma Theatre

first_imgUmphrey’s McGee kept their West Coast tour going last night, turning in a masterful two-set performance during their first night at The Wilma Theatre in Missoula, MT. If the band has shown anything so far on the first few dates of this round of tour dates, it’s that they are a band that’s completely on fire.After an opening set from Polecat, Umphrey’s wasted no time in heating things up, starting off with their “You Got the Wrong Guy” intro, building it to a wild peak before landing perfectly on the funky standout track “Speak Up”.After the powerful one-two punch to open the set, the band started up their progressive, multi-sectional powerhouse “Mantis,” which eventually went unfinished as the band transitioned into a fiery “Room to Breathe.” Fun takes on “The Bottom Half” and “Make It Right” followed, before “Yoga Pants” wound its way into the final section of “Mantis” to complete the first set.Set two kicked off with an Umphrey’s staple, “1348.” When the band opens a set with “1348,” it’s likely that the song will bookend the set, and that’s just what happened on this occasion, as the band would make their second set into one big “1348” sandwich. The band moved from “1348” into the dance-happy “Day Nurse”, which got the crowd moving in a big way. Umphrey’s then launched into an epic segment of non-stop music, starting with a cover of “I Am the Walrus” by The Beatles before segueing into “Tribute to the Spinal Shaft,” then “Much Obliged,” then, finally, a triumphant version of “Hajimemishite”.Umphrey’s then started up a huge version of “Intentions Clear”, which eventually landed on the aforementioned set-closing final half of “1348.” The band took their encore break, allowing the crowd a moment to catch their breath, before returning to the stage with one of their most classic tunes, “40’s Theme,” which was certainly a high-energy way to close out the show.Check out full audio from the show, courtesy of taper Mark Smith.See below for a full setlist from last night’s show. Umphrey’s McGee returns to Missoula tonight for round two at The Wilma Theatre.Setlist: Umphrey’s McGee | The Wilma Theatre | Missoula, MT | 3/3/2017Set 1: You Got the Wrong Guy > Speak Up, Mantis > Room to Breathe, The Bottom Half, Make It Right, Yoga Pants > MantisSet 2: 1348 > Day Nurse, I Am the Walrus > Tribute to the Spinal Shaft > Much Obliged > Hajimemashite, Intentions Clear > 1348Encore: 40’s Theme[Setlist courtesy of allthings.umphreys.com]last_img read more

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Take Us Back To New Orleans Jazz Fest [2017 Photo Gallery]

first_imgLoad remaining images Photo: Marc Millman Photography It’s only been about a month since the beloved New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival captured our hearts, but we’re already counting the days until next year! For the 47th year in a row, Jazz Fest took over the Fair Grounds Race Course on the last weekend of April and the first weekend of May to celebrate the indigenous music and culture of New Orleans and Louisiana. The tradition is to invite every style of music associated with the city to gather in celebration of the blues, R&B, gospel music, Cajun music, zydeco, Afro-Caribbean, folk music, Latin, rock, rap music, country music, bluegrass, and everything in between — a musical gumbo that satisfies well beyond the bowl.In A Perfect World: A Look Back at New Orleans Jazz Fest 2017The 2017 lineup was headlined by Stevie Wonder, Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers, Maroon 5, Dave Matthews and Tim Reynolds, Kings Of Leon, Usher & The Roots, and Harry Connick Jr.. The seven-day event was completed with Meghan Trainor, Lorde, Snoop Dogg, Alabama Shakes, Widespread Panic, Trey Anastasio Band, Trombone Shorty & Orleans Avenue, Earth Wind & Fire, Wilco, Darius Rucker, NAS with the Soul Rebels, Buddy Guy, The Meters, Dr. John, Aaron Neville, George Benson, Irma Thomas, The Revivalists, and so many more.Beyond the amazing musical tastes, New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival keeps the experience authentic with their plentiful artisanal offerings (we miss you, Crawfish Monica), second line parades, gospel and blues tents, and traditional Mardi Gras Indians.Photographer Marc Millman was on site both weekends, capturing the glory that is Jazz Fest.center_img Photo: Marc Millmanlast_img read more

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Dead & Company Recaps Tour Success, Sets Attendance Record for Wrigley Field

first_imgDead & Company wrapped up their biggest tour yet last weekend with two sold-out shows at Wrigley Field in Chicago, IL. Grateful Dead members Bob Weir, Bill Kreutzmann, Mickey Hart, veteran Jeff Chimenti, and firmly-welcomed newcomers John Mayer and Oteil Burbridge set the all-time record for most paid tickets for a single concert at the ballpark, drawing more than 80,000 fans across both shows.Dead & Co Closes Summer Tour With Sunshine Daydream Fireworks Spectacle At Wrigley [Videos]The 2017 tour, which lasted from the end of may through the first of July, drew in nearly 500,000 fans and consisted of 20 concerts, 10 of which were sold out shows, in 15 cities, including two-night stands at the Hollywood Bowl in Los Angeles, Shoreline Amphitheatre in San Francisco, Folsom Field in Boulder, Colo., Fenway Park in Boston, and Wrigley Field–according to a new press release.The Participation Row social action village, which also joined the band at every stop on the tour, featured a rotating cast of 14 different non-profit organizations with direct ties to Dead & Company. $176,930 was raised on behalf of these organizations, via auctions for signed D’Angelico guitars commemorating the tour.Conclusively, more than 20,000 different positive actions were taken by fans on Participation Row throughout the tour. Each fan who took three or more actions was given a limited-edition Dead & Company pin (from Clean Energy Advisors, sponsor of Participation Row).By the Numbers: some of the actions included:– 4,705 Dead & Company fans registered to vote or signed up for local election alerts with HeadCount (co-organizer of Participation Row)– Over 500 fans sent postcards to members of Congress calling for protection of National Parks, with the National Parks Conservation Association– 2,430 gallons of waste was diverted from landfills through a backstage recycling program managed by REVERB (also a co-organizer of the Row)– 2,800 fans made a donation to REVERB for a Nalgene water bottle, reducing single-use plasticDead & Company also shared this artwork on Facebook yesterday, featuring all 104 songs that filled the air.It’s safe to say this was Dead & Company’s best tour yet, and we’re keeping our fingers and toes crossed for more show announcements soon.NOTE: Live For Live Music is not responsible for the sharing of the “New Tour Dates” article from 2015, and we apologize for any inconvenienced feelings the Internet has caused as a result of that.Enjoy the full gallery from the first night of Wrigley Field, courtesy of Keith Griner of Phierce Photo. Photo: Keith Griner Photo: Keith Grinercenter_img Load remaining imageslast_img read more

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