Pearl Jam continued their live show domination last night, playing a sold out show at the Wells Fargo Center in Philadelphia, PA. The first of two nights in Philly saw the band bust out even more of their storied originals, as well as some choice covers throughout the night.The show opened with “Once,” treating fans to the classic number in style. Just two songs later, the band busted out “Gonna See My Friend” for the first time since December of 2013. Watch it all go down below:“All Night” also made its tour debut, keeping fans on their toes with material from their prolific career.The full set rocked hard with a number of beloved classics, including tracks like “Even Flow,” “In The Moonlight,” “Jeremy,” and so many more. The first encore started off with another major bust out, as the band broke into Tom Waits’ “Picture In A Frame” for the first time since 2006! With Eddie Vedder on acoustic guitar, this was a touching moment amid a rocking show.The show also featured a cover of Neil Young & Crazy Horse’s “Fuckin Up,” played for the first time on this tour. The show closed with “Inddifference,” putting a powerful ending to a great performance. Pearl Jam returns to the Wells Fargo center tonight for the second consecutive night of rock music for the Philly fans. Check out the full setlist below:Edit this setlist | More Pearl Jam setlists
Last week at The Hamilton in Washington DC, Rolling Stones keyboardist Chuck Leavell was joined by John Bell (Widespread Panic), Mike Mills (R.E.M.) and Paul Riddle (Marshall Tucker Band), for the White House Correspondents’ Jam II. The group performed under the moniker “Phil and the Busters“, which kept very much in line with the DC vibe, albeit in a tongue-and-cheek manner.The show was put on by Mother Nature Networks (a leading source for environmental news, advice on sustainable living, conservation and social responsibility), and features a crowd made up of mainly journalists dressed up in anything from blue jeans to black ties. The supergroup put on a lively set, which featured a cover of the Rolling Stones’ “Jumpin’ Jack Flash”. Check out video of the performance below via Mother Nature:
You know you’ve made it when they’re naming a street after you. Some 40+ years after the Ramones met at Forest Hills High School, a street on the corner of 67th Avenue and 110th Street near the Queens, NY school will be renamed “The Ramones Way” in honor of the punk icons. All four original band members, Jeffrey Hyman (Joey), Thomas Erdelyi (Tommy), Douglas Colvin (Dee Dee), and John Cummings (Johnny), grew up in the Forest Hills neighborhood.The news of the new street comes by way of DNAInfo, which reports that a bill to introduce co-names for 65 NYC streets was recently approved by the City Council, and is just awaiting a signature from Mayor Bill DeBlasio. There is also currently a street near the old CBGB on Bowery Street and 2nd Avenue, named after Joey Ramone.Ramones – “Rock N’ Roll High School”
Easily one of the most bizarre releases from the Pink Floyd catalog is Ummagumma, the first album released post-Syd Barrett that sees the remaining members of Pink Floyd explore the depths of psychedelia and weirdness. With Pink Floyd set to release a major box set that chronicles their earliest years, the band has shared some interesting footage of the Ummagumma original, “Grantchester Meadows.”Written by Roger Waters, both he and David Gilmour provide guitarwork on the track. With additional keyboard support from Richard Wright, it’s the animal noises that really set this instrumental into the ether. Recorded at San Francisco’s KQED in 1970, this newly shared footage shows Pink Floyd in the height of their otherworldly approach.The song itself pays tribute to a small English town near Cambridge, evoking the melodies and actual sounds of a warm summer’s day. The song “Fat Old Man” was written later on, by David Gilmour, as a sequel to this unusual instrumental.Watch the newly-shared rare footage, streaming below.[h/t Rolling Stone]
Every year, the Rock and Roll Hall Of Fame reveals a class of eligible nominees for the following year’s induction. While only a handful will actually make it into the hall, the organizers have revealed dozens of performers nominated for the 2017 Hall of Fame class.On SiriusXM this morning, the official list of nominees was announced. This included newly eligible artists Pearl Jam and Tupac Shakur, previously nominated artists Janet Jackson, Chaka Khan, Kraftwerk, Yes, Chic, The Cars, The Zombies, Joe Tex, J. Geils Band, MC5, and previously eligible artists (on ballot for the first time) Bad Brains, Depeche Mode, Electric Light Orchestra, Jane’s Addiction, Joan Baez, Journey, and Steppenwolf.The main qualification for Hall of Fame eligibility is that the band or artist’s first album must have been released no later than 25 years ago – in this case, 1991. Pearl Jam and Tupac Shakur both released their debuts in that year, and all of the other bands are older than that.Of course, fans of certain bands will take objection to this new announcement, including the perennially overlooked Little Feat. Also absent is Phish, who released their first major album, Junta, in 1989.Voting for the nominees begins on December 5th, but the cumulative fan votes comprise only a single ballot weighed against dozens of music critics and executives. The inductees will be revealed in April of 2017. For more information, visit the Rock Hall website.
On today’s episode of Harry TV, the NOLA-bred television host (and fellow musician) welcomed young guitarist Brandon “Taz” Niederauer to his show. The 13-year-old superstar spoke at length about how the movie School of Rock inspired him to first play guitar, leading him to star in the Broadway production School of Rock The Musical, and how the city of New Orleans has influenced him as a musician.Brandon used to walk Bourbon Street with his guitar strapped on his back ready to play, but wasn’t allowed in the bars at such a young age. The people of New Orleans still welcomed him from the streets, and it was there that his light started to shine. Hear more, and see him play a blues number with Jonathan Du Bose Jr in the video below:There’s a lot more coming from this kid, so watch out!
Live For Live Music is proud to present the newest episode of our Inside Out with Turner and Seth, an extensive installation that sees hosts Seth Weiner and Rob Turner featuring conversations with Reid Anderson of The Bad Plus, John “JoJo” Hermann of Widespread Panic, and several core members of Deer Tick. Thanks to episodic engineer Josh Thane‘s (Wonder Dog Sound Studios) tireless work pulling together audio bytes from across the Internet and our own archives, this installment–the show’s 30th–is one of the show’s most involved offerings to date. You can listen to the latest episode of Live For Live Music Presents: Inside Out With Turner And Seth below:First, bassist Reid Anderson (The Bad Plus, Orange Then Blue) calls in for a quick chat and talks about the band’s career, including what led up their collaboration, The Bad Plus Joshua Redman. ”It started with (Redman) as our special guest playing our original music, and then evolved into this…band.” Anderson says, “He’s a great musician and it was absolutely a pleasure to play with him.” He also talks about preparations for their upcoming shows with Bill Frisell, his bandmate Ethan’s blog, how the band selected covers for their It’s Hard and For All I Care releases, and the differences between playing to European and American audiences.Next, Rob and Seth sit down with Widespread Panic keyboardist John “Jojo” Hermann to discuss Hermann’s new band Slim Wednesday, his choice to resurrect Panic’s “Daisy Mae,” recording at Diamond Street Studios in Atlanta, playing “Stagger Lee” with Colonel Bruce Hampton on JamCruise, upcoming downtime for songwriting and side projects, and a planned basketball tournament at next year’s Panic en la Playa. Hermann also talks about his days in New York City in the 80s, including the time he met the legendary writer Robert Palmer (Deep Blues, The World According to John Coltrane), who would encourage the Professor Longhair-admiring Hermann to move to Mississippi. Hermann speaks about how creating his own gig at an Oxford club would ultimately lead him to becoming a member of Beanland [“Rob Laird (drummer, Beanland)…came in and heard me playin’, and Beanland was playing down the street and he invited me to come and sit in.”] Hermann reflects on his days with Beanland and early days with Widespread Panic – including how a gift from Freddie Jones Band would lead to one of Widespread Panic’s signature sounds. Jojo also shares his memories of playing with Art Neville, getting kicked out of shows, and how he ended up using a piano he found in the Bahamian woods for the studio recording of “Ribs and Whiskey.”Finally, the listener becomes a fly on the wall on one of “Weiner’s Poolside Chats” from Mexico. This one features Deer Tick members John McCauley, Ian O’Neil, Dennis Ryan and Chris Ryan sharing various insights while being interviewed by Weiner’s alter ego “LL Pool-J.” The guys chat with Seth about their upcoming double LP,the sense of community between bands in their musical circle, sweaty clubs, their favorite festivals, and more.[Cover photo via Josh Timmermans]Live For Live Music Presents: The Inside Out With Turner And Seth podcast is slowly but surely earning a reputation for delivering some of the most unique and in-depth music interviews in cyber-land. The program serves up behind-the-scenes “industry” perspectives mixed with journalistic points of view and fan input to thoroughly tackle the vast world of organic music–with a pile of laughs mixed in for good measure.**For more Inside Out With Turner And Seth episodes, head to their SoundCloud, iTunes, or Stitcher page. You can also email the podcast producers here to submit feedback which may be incorporated into future episodes!**
Trey Anastasio Band geared back up for the second leg of their tour last night following a two-week break after their performance at The Danforth Music Hall in Toronto, Canada, on May 7th. To kick off this latest tour leg, the eight-piece band made their debut at The Fillmore in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania before the group continues on to DelFest, Summer Camp, and Red Rocks Amphitheatre in the coming week.During last night’s performance, Trey Anastasio Band opened their show up with “Sand,” harkening back to their tour opener at The Capitol Theatre in Port Chester, New York, in mid-April. Across the first set, the band worked through regular numbers from the TAB catalog including “Mozambique” (which heavily featured Natalie Cressman), “Cayman Review,” “Valentine,” “Tuesday,” “Pigtail,” and “Curlew’s Call.” The first set also Phish’s “Magilla,” “Gotta Jibboo,” and “Ocelot” sprinkled within the set.For Trey Anastasio Band’s second set at The Fillmore, the group opened up with the classics “Drifting” and “Night Speaks To A Woman.” From there, the group moved into a cover of Leon Russell’s “Delta Lady,” marking the third time the ensemble has played the song following its debut in Tulsa, Oklahoma, on May 2nd, and its second performance a few days later in Indianapolis on May 5th. Again, pulling from their tour opener at The Capitol Theatre, the group returned to a cover of Portugal The Man’s “Feel It Still” following TAB numbers “Simple Twist Up Dave” and “The Song.” After Crosby, Stills, & Nash’s “49 Bye Byes,” and Anastasio’s “Last Tube” and “Architect,” Jennifer Hartswick led the group to close out the second set with covers of Gorillaz’s “Clint Eastwood” and Led Zeppelin’s “Black Dog.”To end the night, Trey Anastasio Band put on a three-song encore for the Philadelphia crowd. Trey and the horn section—composed of Cressman, Hartswick, and saxophonist James Casey—sang an a capella rendition of “The Parting Glass” before the rest of the gang joined in for “Heavy Things” and “Push On Til The Day” to close out the night for good. You can check out the setlist below as well as some videos from Trey Anastasio Band’s debut at The Fillmore in Philadelphia last night.[Cover photo: Erik Kabik]Setlist: Trey Anastasio Band | The Fillmore | Philadelphia, PA | 5/26/2017Set One: Sand, Sometime After Sunset, Mozambique, Magilla, Gotta Jiboo, Pigtail, Curlew’s Call, Cayman Review, Ocelot, Valentine, TuesdaySet Two: Drifting, Night Speaks to a Woman, Delta Lady, Simple Twist Up Dave, The Song, Feel It Still, 49 Bye Byes, Last Tube, Architect, Clint Eastwood, Black DogEncore: The Parting Glass, Heavy Things, Push On ‘til the Day“Curlew’s Call”[Video courtesy of 215music]“Ocelot”[Video courtesy of rdeal1999]“Drifting”[Video courtesy of Brett Walford]“Delta Lady”[Video courtesy of rdeal1999]“Feel It Still”[Video courtesy of rdeal1999]“Architect”[Video courtesy of paul languedoc]“Clint Eastwood”[Video courtesy of PheelinPhine1]“Black Dog”[Video courtesy of PheelinPhine1]“The Parting Glass” and “Heavy Things”[Video courtesy of rdeal1999]
UPDATE [10/2/17 – 12:30 PM EDT]: This morning, the world awoke to the the horrifying news of a deadly mass shooting during a music festival on the Las Vegas strip that claimed the lives of more than 50 people and saw 400+ more people injured, as thousands more looked on in terror. According to reports, a lone gunman opened fire into the crowd attending the open-air country music concert, Route 91 Harvest Festival at the Las Vegas Village from a 32nd floor window of the adjacent Mandalay Bay Resort and Casino beginning during country singer Jason Aldean‘s performance. The death and injury tolls make this one of the deadliest mass shootings in United States history.The gunman has been identified as 64-year old Stephen Paddock of Mesquite, NV. Police responded to reports of the shooting just after 10 p.m. (1 a.m. ET), and the suspect was apprehended and fatally shot in the Mandalay Bay Resort and Casino, officials said. The sheriff also said authorities think they have found Marilou Danley, the woman believed to be traveling with the suspect.Authorities found several weapons in Paddock’s room after using explosives to enter, law enforcement officials reported. It was not immediately clear what kinds of weapons were found. At least one off-duty Las Vegas police officer was shot, Lombardo said. Several other off-duty police officers are believed to be among the dead and injured.NBC News spoke to people who were at the concert when the shooting occurred. “We heard what sounded like firecrackers going off. Then all of a sudden we heard what sounded like a machine gun. People started screaming that they were hit… When we started running out there were probably a couple hundred [people] on the ground,” Meghan Kearney described to MSNBC. “People kept dropping and dropping…People were getting shot one foot away from us,” she said. “People were trying to save their friends. There were gunshots everywhere. Helping them would’ve meant that we got shot, too.”“After the second round… everybody hit the ground around us,” concert-goer Sean said on TODAY. “It seemed like people were hit everywhere.” Aldean later said via Instagram that he and his band were safe. Witnesses said that the first round of shots sounded like fireworks. Only after the second burst of gunfire did the band stop playing. Another concergoer, Jon Bessette, described a scene of “pandemonium” as “the band ran off stage. Everyone was running, people were getting trampled,” he said.You can view a shot of the large crowds attending the festival on the highly trafficked Las Vegas Strip from the first day of Route 91 Harvest Festival below, via the festival’s Facebook page. The event organizers have yet to officially comment on the horrifying events of Sunday evening.Police have urged families looking to locate missing loved ones to call 1-866-535-5654.This story is developing. Check back for updated on last night’s horrific events in Las Vegas. Our thoughts and prayers go out to anyone and everyone affected by this senseless act of violence. [Cover photo via David Becker/Getty Images/NYT][via NBC News]
New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival 2018 | Day 3 – Sunday, 4/29/18 | Photos: Ronald Valle New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival forged on with another fantastic day of music, including performances by David Byrne, Jimmy Buffett and his Acoustic Airmen, Charlie Wilson, Irma Thomas, Jon Batiste with the Dap-Kings, Chocolate Milk, Nicholas Payton Too Black, Tab Benoit, George Benson, John Mayall, Tuba Skinny, Magnificent 7 with Dave Malone, John Papa Gros, Tommy Malone, Mark Mullins, Robert Mercurio, Raymond Weber, and Michael Skinkus, and many, many more to complete the first weekend of festivities.Aside from the diverse stage performances, genre-specific tents, and various performers on the race track, the overall vibe of Jazz Fest is accentuated by the cultural food offerings, the colorful costuming, and the artisan arts and crafts that line the festival’s walkways.Photographer Ronald Valle was on the scene to capture the magic that is New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival, as you can see in the full gallery below. Stay tuned for more photos from throughout the rest of the festival, and follow us along on Instagram for real-time posts!Live for Live Music will be in New Orleans this year for Jazz Fest, where we’ll be putting on a series of late night and daze between shows at clubs across town. You can check out our late night guide for a comprehensive list of what New Orleans has to offer during Jazz Fest, and you can take a look at our own late night calendar below. Load remaining images