The show then came to a close with “Killing in the Name,” with song’s refrain of “Fuck you I won’t do what you tell me!” serving as a rallying cry for all fans to rage with the band one more time. The crowd responded in kind, as the entire audience screamed along with the lyrics and thrashed around with their middle fingers in the sky. When the show ended and the lights were turned on, there wasn’t a single person in the room who wasn’t dripping in sweat, and every fan left the venue with huge smiles on their faces, in disbelief at the incredible show they’d just witnessed.Check out more videos of this amazing show below, and also check here for information on their recently-announced tour, bringing the band to arenas and amphitheatres this Fall.“Fight The Power”/”No Sleep ‘Til Brooklyn” (courtesy of themeboudin/youtube)“Testify” (courtesy of Sub-Culture Presents/youtube)“Know Your Enemy” -> “The Party’s Over”(courtesy of danimal710/youtube)“Killing in the Name” (courtesy of themeboudin/youtube)“(Rock) Superstar” The rest of the set featured P.E.’s “Shut ‘Em Down,” a Rage-ified cover of Cypress Hill’s “How I Could Just Kill A Man,” and Rage’s “Know Your Enemy” and “Bullet In Your Head.” The Prophets also played their lone new song, called “The Party’s Over.” The end of the show saw the Prophets returning to Rage Against The Machine’s strongest material, as the show’s finale began with a charged-up version of “Bulls on Parade.” Prophets of Rage played an incredible, earth-shattering last-minute show last night in Brooklyn. The supergroup, made up of Tom Morello, Tim Commerford, and Brad Wilk of Rage Against The Machine, Chuck D. and DJ Lord of Public Enemy, and B-Real of Cypress Hill, were set to bring their new project to Governor’s Ball for a quick 30 minute surprise set on Sunday when weather cancelled the day. Within one hour of its cancellation, Morello tweeted his battle cry to the world, announcing that “NOTHING can stop” Prophets of Rage from playing in NYC, and to stay tuned for more information. After the first two songs, the crowd was ready to explode with anticipation, and the band met their excitement with the opening shuffle of “Guerilla Radio”. The rest of the first set was filled with Rage classics like “Bombtrack”, “People of the Sun”, and “Take The Power Back”, P.E.’s “Miuzi Weighs A Ton” and Cypress Hill’s “(Rock) Superstar.” The Prophets closed out the set with an exciting “Testify”, after which they left the stage for a short break.During this break, Chuck D., B-Real, and DJ Lord ran through a hip hop medley, performing parts of Cypress Hill favorites “Hand On the Pump,” “Insane in the Brain,” and “I Ain’t Goin’ Out Like That,” as well as Public Enemy classics “Bring The Noise,” “Welcome to the Terrordome” and “Can’t Truss It.”After this 15 minute hip hop break, Prophets of Rage returned to the stage for the show’s final segment with a raucous “Sleep Now in the Fire”, sending the crowd into a moshing frenzy. An hour later, the official word came that the band would be playing the intimate Greenpoint venue Warsaw, and that all proceeds from the concert would benefit the charitable organization WhyHunger. Fans quickly flocked to the Polish/Punk space to line up for tickets, and within an hour the line stretched around a full city block. At 5pm, fans were able to purchase one wristband-per-person ($20 per wristband, $10 with a Gov Ball wristband on), and staff members wearing “Make America Rage Again” hats told fans to return for doors at 8pm to avoid the approaching rainfall.After the massive downpour passed, returning concert-goers were lucky to witness an equally-massive full rainbow floating over Greenpoint that seemed to lead directly to Warsaw. Fans surely found their pot of gold, as Prophets of Rage would blow the roof off the venue with a high energy, politically charged show that featured huge hits, awesome covers, and a band that seemed ready to take over the world.Taking the stage at 9:05pm after a warmup set of Hip Hop classics from DJ Lord, Prophets of Rage wasted no time getting down, opening the show with a funky mashup of Public Enemy’s “Fight The Power” and Beastie Boys‘ aptly titled “No Sleep ‘Til Brooklyn.” The Prophets then played the song that gave the project its name, P.E.’s “Prophets Of Rage”, and really set the crowd off with its fun new metal-esque arrangement.
Last spring, New Orleans was the home to a brand new event that harnessed all the best that the famous city has to offer. NOLA Crawfish Festival brought together some of the finest New Orleans musicians, such as George Porter Jr., Ivan Neville, Jon Cleary, Nigel Hall, and Anders Osborne, and combined them with the crawfish mastery of the NOLA Crawfish King, Chris “Shaggy” Davis, and the top-notch beers made at NOLA Brewery and Tap Room, for what turned out to be three incredible days of fun, music, and local cuisine. The festival was the perfect way for people to spend the “daze between” weekends of New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival, creating a mini-Jazz-Fest vibe that kept fans dancing all week long while fueling themselves with the delicious energy that came from the cuisine.The event has released a recap video, which you can see below. At the end of the video, dates for a 2017 edition are announced, so fans can experience this festival in all of its glory on May 1st, 2nd, and 3rd of this coming year as it returns to the NOLA Brewery and Tap Room for three more days of funk, food, and fun.We’ll see you in May at the NOLA Crawfish Festival!
The godfather of dance music festivals, Ultra Music Festival, has just announced their 2017 lineup. Taking place at Miami’s Bayfront Park from March 24-26, the lineup features a number of exciting performances.The live headliners will include Ice Cube, Justice, Major Lazer, The Prodigy, and Underworld. The live set from Justice will also be a brand new show, building anticipation for what is sure to be a great event. The DJ headliners for Ultra include Tiësto, DJ Snake, Steve Aoki, David Guetta, Above and Beyond, Carl Cox, Sasha and John Digweed, Alesso, Afrojack, Armin van Buuren, Hardwell, Dubfire, Axwell^Ingrosso, Dash Berlin, and Tale of Us.You can see the full lineup below, and head here for tickets and more information.
Last week, an incredible lineup of musicians turned up at the Beacon Theatre for a very special benefit concert. Dubbed Love Rocks NYC, the show brought together dozens of talented artists for a musical celebration of all things love, to benefit the organization God Loves We Deliver. The non-profit group delivers meals to those who are terminally ill; it’s no surprise that so many all-star musicians came together in honor of such an important cause.The lineup featured: Joe Walsh, Mavis Staples, Jackson Browne, Warren Haynes, Michael McDonald, Cyndi Lauper, Dr. John, Gary Clark Jr., Bruce Willis, Derek Trucks, Keb’ Mo’, Aaron Neville, Lisa Fischer, Marc Cohn, Anthony Hamilton, Cece Winans, Susan Tedeschi, William Bell, Amy Helm, Blind Boys of Alabama, Jackie Greene, Sam Moore, Catherine Russell, Joan Osborne, Tash Neal, and Marcus King.The house band consisted of: Will Lee, Paul Shaffer, Jeff Young, Larry Campbell, Eric Krasno, Shawn Pelton and Steve Gadd, with singers Elaine Caswell, Chrissi Poland, Nicki Richards, Alicia Chakour, and Mark Rivers. The horn section brought Evan Barker, Jim Hynes, Joe Fiedler, Andy Snitzer, Aaron Heick and Ron Blake.It was a packed-beyond-belief evening of incredible music, to say the least. For 4.5 hours, the city belonged to soul music. Thanks to sgibson818, you can watch the full performance below:Setlist: Love Rocks NYC | Beacon Theatre | New York City | 3/9/17House Band Set One: Tenth Avenue Tango (w/ Bruce Willis), Yes We Can Can (w/ Amy Helm & Jackie Greene), Will The Circle Be Unbroken (w/ Mavis Staples & Amy Helm), I’ll Take You There (w/ Mavis Staples), In My Life (w/ Keb Mo), The Thrill Is Gone (w/ Keb Mo, Billy Gibbons & Tash Neal), Night Time Is The Right Time (w/ Anthony Hamilton & Catherine Russell), Hey Devil (w/ Cece Winans), Born Under A Bad Sign (w/ Gary Clark Jr. & William Bell), Soulshine (w/ Warren Haynes), Bring It On Home To Me (w/ Warren Haynes, Marcus King & Bruce Willis), Crazy Love/Tupelo Honey (w/ Marc Cohn), Whole Lotta Love (w/ Patty Smyth & John McEnroe), Ain’t No Mountain High (w/ Michael McDonald & Catherine Russell), Ain’t That Good News (w/ Sam Moore), Soul Man (w/ Sam Moore, Joe Walsh & Bruce Willis), Gimme Shelter (w/ Lisa Fischer)Gary Clark Jr. Mini-Set: The Healing, When My Train Pulls InHouse Band Second Set: Running On Empty (w/ Jackson Browne), I Shall Be Released (w/ Jackson Browne, Michael McDonald & Blind Boys Of Alabama), People Get Ready (w/ Aaron Neville & Blind Boys Of Alabama), A Change Is Gonna Come (w/ Aaron Neville), Loving You Is Sweeter Than Ever (w/ Derek Trucks & Susan Tedeschi), Space Captain (w/ Derek Trucks, Susan Tedeschi & Warren Haynes), Turn On Your Lovelight (w/ Derek Trucks, Susan Tedeschi, Jackie Greene & Sam Moore), Get Out Of My Life Woman > La Grange (w/ Billy Gibbons), Life’s Been Good (w/ Joe Walsh), Such A Night (w/ Dr. John), With A Little Help From My Friends (w/ many of the evening’s performers)[cover photo via Scott Gibson]
The song “Ghost” has long been a fan-favorite of Phish fans, and many will argue that the version performed on May 22nd, 2000 is one of the best of all time. Coming towards the end of a six-song second set at Radio City Music Hall, this type of jam is striking at the reason that fans get into Phish. The band draws you in with the sing-song lyrics, then kicks into gear with some jamming. In this particular version, it’s Mike Gordon and Page McConnell that take the lead in the initial jam, a slow-building funk jam with some cosmic synth accentuation. Spacey cow funk at its finest.If it ended there, it would nonetheless be a satisfying jam. When Trey Anastasio turns on the heat about 15 minutes in, all bets are off. Anastasio is shredding until there’s no tomorrow, starting off with a pentatonic groove before riffing on some new progressions and taking the group in new directions. It’s some disco funk, somehow both ambient and energizing at once.Give the major jam session a full listen below, courtesy of astavely56.Setlist: Phish at Radio City Music Hall, New York, NY – 05/22/2000Set 1: My Soul, Chalk Dust Torture, Billy Breathes, Heavy Things, Back on the Train, Split Open and Melt, Sparkle > Horn, Bathtub GinSet 2: Bouncing Around the Room > David Bowie, Sand, The Mango Song, Ghost > Rock and RollEncore: Bug > Golgi ApparatusThe Phish Baker’s Dozen run is coming up and Live for Live Music has all of your late night needs covered! Come get down with us at:7/21-22: The Werks @ American Beauty NYC – Tickets7/21: The Motet @ BB King Blues Club – Tickets7/28-29: Dopapod @ Gramercy Theatre – Tickets7/28: James Brown Dance Party @ Highline Ballroom – Tickets7/29: Perpetual Groove @ BB King Blues Club – Tickets8/5: Spafford @ BB King Blues Club – Tickets
Load remaining images For Night 2 of their Colorado run, Turkuaz had the pleasure of playing for a rowdy Saturday night Denver audience in a packed Ogden Theater. Having rocked a sold-out show at Boulder’s Fox Theater the night before, the crowd had understandably high expectations and was ready to get down.Turkuaz Shines Bright At Sold-Out Boulder ThrowdownNew York based indie-rocker Sinkane kicked off Saturday night’s party, filling the Denver club with his infectious synth pop choruses and tasteful blues guitar solos. Seemingly able to create an impressively tight rock groove out of any lick they choose, the band was completely locked in. The combination of synth driven jams, disco drums, and extended psychedelic rock solos delivered by a fantastically glitter-laden guitar had the entire audience bobbing their heads. A dubby cover of Bob Marley’s “Wake Up and Live” closed Sinkane’s set, with frontman Gallab beaming in response to the enthusiastic audience.After a brief interlude, the lights dimmed and 1994 Beastie Boy’s hit “Sabotage” pumped over the house speakers as the 9-piece Brooklyn outfit took the stage to deliver their unique brand of bass-heavy powerfunk. Turkuaz, absolutely dressed to the nines, wasted no time getting the crowd moving by opening with a lively rendition of “Coast to Coast” from their 2011 self-titled album. Soon there was not a stationary body in the venue as the band powered through “Digitonium” favorites such as a jam-heavy “Nightswimming” and “Percy Thrills, The Moondog.” As the band settled in, the jams got deeper. “Holy Ghost” featured beat-boxing from saxophonist Joshua Schwartz over an electric drum beat which brought the song into spacey territory. The opening notes of crowd pleaser “Bubba Slide,” the introductory track from 2014’s “Future 86” brought cheers from the raucous dance floor. Guitarist Craig Brodhead was given some space to show off his chops with a multi-peaked roaring rock guitar solo that had the rest of the band exploring an improvised groove before bringing the jam back for a final chorus.After a quick intermission, the band opened the second set with “Doktor Jazz” setting a party vibe before delving into the funky “Digital Love” which featured Brodhead crooning through a keyboard vocoder to the delight of the crowd. “The Generator” picked the dance party back up and featured saxophonist Greg Sanderson soloing on an EWI (electric wind instrument). Phonetically fun rocker “X.Y.Z.” followed, raising the temperature of the dance floor by a solid 10 degrees. A funky cover of The Band’s “Don’t Do It” belted out by female vocalists Sammi Garett and Shira Elias, was a whole venue singalong before Brodhead’s jazzy and patient guitar solo brought the jam back to its peak. Now fully locked into the second set, the band churned through favorites such as “Future 86” with its uplifting chorus and fast paced “Back to Normal” which saw Sammi and Shira running vigorously in place, prompting the crowd to do the same. The band slowed things down a little bit with “Gogo Mr. Dodo” which had the entire Ogden Theater getting down in unison to the deep groove. A lively “Monkey Fingers” had the theater vibrating with pulsating bass as the crowd sang along with the chorus, “monkey fingers, gonna slap you in the face”.After a short encore break, the band came out to play one more song for the extremely excited and enthusiastic crowd and capped the night off with an explosive rendition of Talking Heads favorite “Take Me To The River.” The end of the outstanding cover contained a brief acapella singalong to the chorus before launching right back into the raging chorus. With energy levels astronomically high, the band waved goodbye and the grinning audience traded hugs and high-fives before spilling into the brisk Denver fall night.See below for a full gallery from photographer Bill McAlaine, and head to the band’s website for their tour schedule.Turkuaz | Denver | 9/30/17 | Photos by Bill McAlaine
In a few short weeks, from October 27th through 29th, the gigantic annual Halloween blowout Suwannee Hulaween will return to the beloved Spirit of the Suwannee Music Park in Live Oak, Florida. This year, the festival has tapped sixty-plus artists to perform across its five stages, including three nights of the host band String Cheese Incident in addition to performances by Bassnectar, Ween, Damian “Jr. Gong” Marley, Mike Gordon, GRiZ, Run The Jewels, Nick Murphy (Chet Faker), Portugal. The Man, Nathaniel Rateliff & The Night Sweats, The Disco Biscuits, Claude VonStroke, Greensky Bluegrass, Kamasi Washington, Lotus, Lettuce, Spafford, TAUK, Aqueous, The Nth Power’s “Wake up & Live Bob Marley Tribute”, Moon Taxi, Kyle Hollingsworth Band, and EOTO & Friends, and so many more.10 Sets To Catch At All Costs At Suwannee Hulaween 2017With Hulaween only a few short weeks away, the festival has just announced its highly anticipated daily schedules, detailing the locations and times of the event’s many performances. You can check out the schedule for yourself below or on Hulaween’s website here, so that you can start planning your can’t-miss sets and start pondering how to handle the many scheduling conflicts that inevitably occur during massive festivals like Hula. Those who are planning to attend should also snag the Hulaween app and download it to your phone, so that you can easily peep the schedule once the festival gets underway. [Photo: Josh Timmermans]
15 MARCHTrio Brasiliense: Natalie Cressman, Rebecca Kleinmann, & Ian FaquiniBrazil Arts Cafe (Santa Barbara) / 6:30pm / Free show16 MARCH BrasiliensePanama 66 (San Diego) / 7pm-9pm/ Free show17 MARCHBrasilienseDizzy’s (San Diego) / 8:00pm / $15 cover18 MARCH BrasilienseThe Mint (Los Angeles) / 9:30pm / $10 adv/$12 day of showTicket link: http://themintla.com/event.cfm?id=276309&cart Natalie Cressman will bring her new Brazilian music project on the road through Southern California later this month. Dubbed “Brasilense”, the new group finds the Trey Anastasio Band trombonist joining forces with flutist/vocalist Rebecca Kleinmann, drummer/guitarist/vocalist Julien Cantelm, and Brazilian-born guitarist Ian Faquini.The March run will get started on Thursday, March 15th with a free trio show—featuring Cressman, Kleinmann, and Faquini—at the Brazil Arts Cafe in Santa Barbara. The full band will then head to San Diego for a free performance at Panama 66 on Friday, March 16th. Next up will be another San Diego gig on Saturday, March 17th—this time at Dizzy’s. Finally, the outing will wrap up with a concert at The Mint in Los Angeles on Sunday, March 18th.Cressman will return to the road with the Trey Anastasio Band in April when the group reconvenes for an eight-show run that includes three nights in New Orleans during Jazz Fest.Brasiliense March Run:
Kamasi Washington has announced a lengthy fall tour in support of his forthcoming album, Heaven and Earth. The outing will follow a series summer shows across the United States as well as a number of international dates in Europe and Japan.Washington’s United States fall tour will kick off at The Showbox in Seattle on October 17th. From there, the modern jazz star will make his way through much of the American West over the course of October before heading to the other side of the Mississippi River for a run of shows in November.As previously reported, Washington is gearing up to release Heaven and Earth on Friday, June 22nd. The double album will be a follow up to his 2017 audiovisual concept EP, Harmony of Difference. Washington is also reportedly collaborating with Herbie Hancock on the jazz great’s forthcoming record, which will also feature appearances by Kendrick Lamar, Snoop Dogg, Thundercat, and Common.Tickets for Washington’s recently-announced fall tour are now on sale.Kamasi Washington Upcoming Tour Dates:April 27 Morrison, CO Red Rocks Amphitheater*May 2 London, U.K. RoundhouseMay 4 Manchester, U.K. Albert HallMay 5 Glasgow, U.K. QMUMay 6 Cheltenham, U.K. Cheltenham Jazz FestivalMay 8 Lyon, France Nuits Sonores @ Auditorium de LyonMay 9 Paris, France BataclanMay 11 Coutances, France Jazz Sous les Pommiers @ Salle Marcel HélieMay 12 St Gaudens, France Festival Jazz a Comminges @ Parc des ExpositionsMay 13 Madrid, Spain RivieraMay 14 Barcelona, Spain RazzmatazzMay 16 Milan, Italy Santeria Social ClubMay 17 Zurich, Switzerland Kaufleuten ZurichMay 18 Munich, Germany TheaterfabrikMay 19 Vienna, Austria Wiener KonzerthausMay 20 Diersbach, Austria INNtone JazzFestivalMay 22 Krakow, Poland StudioMay 23 Prague, Czech Republic Arhca TheatreMay 24 Warsaw, Poland StodolaMay 25 Berlin, Germany AstraMay 27 Cologne, Germany Live Music HallMay 28 Nijmegen, Holland DoornroosjeMay 29 The Hague, Holland PaardMay 30 Brussels, Belgium Salle De La MadeleineJune 1 Amsterdam, Holland ParadisoJune 2 Hamburg, Germany Elbjazz FestivalJune 3 Copenhagen, Denmark PumpehusetJune 15 New York, NY Forest Hills Stadium†June 16 Minneapolis, MN Rock the GardenJune 23 Pasadena, CA Arroyo SecoJune 24 Vancouver, BC Queen Elizabeth TheatreJune 25 Saskatoon, SK Saskatchewan Jazz FestivalJune 29 Waitsfield, VT Friendly GatheringJune 30 Montreal, Quebec Festival International de Jazz de MontrealJuly 12 Berkeley, CA Greek Theater‡July 25 Detroit, MI Chene Park AmphitheaterAugust 4 Dublin, Ireland Beatyard FestivalAugust 5 Oxfordshire, U.K. Wilderness FestivalAugust 7 Mainz, Germany Frankfurter Hof Mainz @ Zitadelle MainzAugust 9 Antwerp, Belgium Jazz MiddelheimAugust 10 Copenhagen, Denmark HAVENAugust 11 Gothenburg, Sweden Way Out WestAugust 12 Helsinki, Finland FLOWAugust 17-19 Tokyo, Japan Summer Sonic FestivalOctober 17 Seattle, WA The ShowboxOctober 18 Portland, OR Crystal BallroomOctober 19 San Francisco, CA TBAOctober 20 San Luis Obispo, CA Fremont TheaterOctober 22 Santa Fe, NM Meow WolfOctober 24 Salt Lake City, UT The ComplexOctober 25 Aspen, CO Belly UpOctober 26 Denver, CO Ogden TheatreOctober 27 Boulder, CO Boulder TheaterOctober 29 Kansas City, MO The TrumanOctober 31 Iowa City, IA The Englert TheatreNovember 1 Minneapolis, MN TBANovember 2 Madison, WI TBANovember 3 Chicago, IL Riviera TheatreNovember 5 Toronto, CA Sony Centre for The Performing ArtsNovember 7 Portland, ME State TheatreNovember 8 Boston, MA RoyaleNovember 9 Philadelphia, PA Electric FactoryNovember 10 Washington D.C. Lincoln TheatreNovember 14 Richmond, VA The NationalNovember 15 Raleigh, NC The RitzNovember 16 Nashville, TN Marathon Music WorksNovember 17 Atlanta, GA Buckhead Theatre*with Vulfpeck†with Alt-J‡with Sylvan EssoView All Tour Dates
On Sunday, October 28th, the City of New York held a ceremony to officially rename a Queens city block after late Steely Dan guitarist Walter Becker. The street sign for Walter Becker Way is now posted on the corner of 112th Street and 72nd Drive. According to an early release about the re-naming that mirrors the late Becker’s sly sense of humor, “This represents the kind of street credibility that Becker truly would have appreciated!”The festivities were hosted by Jim Kerr of New York’s Classic Rock Q104.3. City Council Member Karen Koslowitz, the councilwoman who proposed the name change, was also on hand for the hour-long ceremony. The event’s keynote speaker was Howard A. Rodman, a screenwriter who similarly grew up in the neighborhood and met and befriended Becker at the age of 10, beginning a lifelong friendship.You can watch a live-streamed video and check out photos from the ceremony below via Q104.3:Walter Becker Way Dedication Ceremony The New York City Council customarily uses street co-naming to honor New York-based activists, cultural heroes, and community leaders whose contributions continue to reverberate in the city and beyond. You can look through a database of other eponymous honorary NYC street names here. Now, you can add Walter Becker Way to this esteemed list of influencers.This is not the first time Walter Becker’s accomplishments have been honored on a public stage in New York City. On October 29th, 2015, the Empire State Building celebrated the 50th anniversary of its Master FM Antenna, which sits atop the world-famous skyscraper and anchors the iconic Manhattan skyline. Legendary lighting designer Marc Brickman—who has also orchestrated Empire State Building light shows for GD50 and Dead & Company—fittingly choreographed the LED Tower Lights to Steely Dan’s 1978 hit, “FM (No Static at All).” The song was written as the lead single for the film FM, which was about disc jockeys working at a popular radio station fighting to keep radio freeform. You can watch aerial footage of the spectacle here.