Dave Grohl Performs Beautiful Cover Of The Beatles’ ‘Blackbird’ At The Oscars

first_imgWhile Foo Fighters’ frontman Dave Grohl was scheduled to perform at the 88th Academy Awards ceremony today, no one quite knew the extent of his role during the awards. Grohl came out with an acoustic guitar during the later portion of the program, providing the background music for an “In Memoriam” segment. The song of choice was a cover of “Blackbird,” by The Beatles, performed beautifully for an emotional moment.Watch footage of the performance, below:last_img

Listen To Members Of Disco Biscuits, Particle & More Jam Out As CIA – Premiere

first_imgFormed in 2008, the CIA is one of the baddest power trios that has ever graced the stage. With Clay Parnell (Particle, BioDiesel, BP), Ian McGuire (MJ Project, Sonic Spank, Blurry Nights), and Allen Aucoin (The Disco Biscuits, Dr. Fameus), what started as a one-off performance for Philly musicians quickly blossomed into a tight-knit musical fusion. As all three are quite active with other projects, the group hasn’t performed as often as they’d like, but that doesn’t stop them from letting loose whenever they come together.Back on November 22nd, 2015, the grooving trio hit the stage at Ophelia’s in Denver, CO for a legendary set of live music. Faces were melted that night, and thanks to the band’s unique improvisational blend of acid jazz and drum n bass, you can relisten once more. Tune in to the full show audio below, exclusively on L4LM:With just a few shows on the books for this summer, it sounds like CIA is only just getting started. Aucoin spoke to us about the group, determined for more of this sonic goodness throughout 2016. “I love jamming with Clay and Ian – endless possibilities! Every time we get together it’s an explosive musical chemical reaction. This show from Ophelia’s is one of my favorites. Clay and Ian get down and dirty. We could feel how amped the crowd was before we took the stage. It felt so good to feed off that energy and put it right back out there. Looking forward to more CIA shows this summer, and maybe a fall tour! Look out …CIA is coming for you!”For more on CIA Music, check out the band on Facebook, or you can find more on their Full Circle MP artist profile.Setlist: CIA at Ophelia’s, Denver, CO – 11/22/15Set One: Woody Harrelson’s Secret Stash, Shots From The Shadows> (Hit Me) Baby One More Time, White Castle Scandal> Hotline Bling> Kiefer Brotherland (unfinished)Set Two: Mary Jane Pinchot Meyer, Jamaican Red Hair, Great Barrier Reefer>Binary Bullets> Billie Jean, Don’t Stop Till She Gets Enough> Double Bubble-0-Seven Boogie, Phasers, Lasers & Llamas> Hydro Grassy Knoll> Tear Gaslast_img read more

Miike Snow Adds Fall U.S. Tour Dates In Support Of New Album, ‘iii’

first_imgIndie-pop masters Miike Snow have just announced a slew of new tour dates, with the Swedish group set to hit the U.S. several larger venues this fall centered around their performances at both weekends of Austin City Limits. Miike Snow is currently celebrating the release of their new album iii, which reached #5 on the Billboard Top Alternative albums chart, and the success of the album’s lead single, “Genghis Khan”, which reached #7 on the Billboard Top Alternative Songs chart.New tour dates include a stop in Los Angeles at The Shrine Expo Hall with opening act Charles Bradley & His Extraordinaires, a show at The Marquee Theatre with openers St. Lucia, and a huge show at New York’s famed Radio City Music Hall.  See below for all new tour dates from Miike Snow, and check the band’s website for full info about their tour and links to purchase tickets.SEPTEMBER17           Baltimore, MD                  Rams Head Live 27           Boston, MA                      House of Blues 28           New York, NY                   Radio City Music Hall 29           New Haven, CT                College Street Music Hall  OCTOBER3              Albuquerque, NM             El Rey Theatre 5              Tempe, AZ                      Marquee Theatre %6              Los Angeles, CA               Shrine Expo Hall #% – With St. Lucia# – Charles Bradley & His Extraordinaireslast_img read more

Spiritual Rez Shares Playful Debut Single ‘Sober’ From Upcoming Album Release [Listen/Premiere]

first_imgReggae-fusion sextet Spiritual Rez are set to release their fourth studio release, Setting in the West, on October 7th. Produced by AWOLNATION’s Kenny Carkeet and Eve 6’s Max Collins, the new release sees the band collaborating with a number of great artists and mastering their fresh sound in style.Through a rigorous touring schedule, the band has found their unique voice, backed by tight harmonies, slick grooves, and upbeat songwriting. Their new album sends a strong message of hope, encouraging listeners to follow their dreams and never give up. There’s a reason this band has shared the stage with George Clinton & Parliament Funkadelic, Steel Pulse, Jimmy Buffett, and more… they always put on a great performance.To get you primed and ready for the band’s new release, Spiritual Rez has shared the first official single with L4LM. Titled “Sober,” the track has an incredible groove that shines through with the lighthearted chorus. The band says, “‘Sober’ is a reggae/hip hop infused love song centered around a boy who meets the girl of his dreams at a once raging, now dwindling keg party. With story-driven verses and an infectious and lighthearted chorus, the song poses a familiar party-hookup question, ‘Will I still love you when I’m sober?’”Check out the new single, “Sober,” streaming below:</p><p>The new album <em>Setting in the West </em>comes out on October 7th, and we couldn&#8217;t be more excited. The band also has an extensive tour schedulecoming up, including festival dates at <strong>Backwoods Pondfest, </strong><strong>The Peach Music Festival, Harvest Fest, Deep Roots Revival </strong>and so many headlining shows!</p><p>Check out the full schedule here, and keep up with new tour dates via <a href=”http://spiritualrez.com/#tourdates” target=”_blank”>the band&#8217;s website</a>.</p><p><strong><em>Spiritual Rez Summer Tour</em></strong></p><p>08.05 Peru, NY @ Backwoods Pond Fest<br />08.07 Middletown, CT @ Organic Smiles Fest<br />08.12 Lake George, NY @ Shepard Park Amphitheater<br />08.13 Scranton, PA @ The Peach Music Festival<br />08.14 Danbury, CT @ Ives Concert Park<br />08.18 Cleveland, OH @ Beachland Park<br />08.19 Columbus, OH @ Scarlet &#038; Grey Cafe<br />08.20 Elkins, WV @ Camp Barefoot<br />08.25 Lancaster, NH @ NH Hempfest &#038; Freedom Rally<br />08.26 Boston, MA @ Rock On! Concert Cruise<br />08.27 Marlboro, NY @ MazzStock<br />09.02 Harrodsburg, KY @ Harvest Fest<br />09.03 Evansville, IN @ Lamasco Bar &#038; Grill<br />09.08 Chicago, IL @ Martyrs&#8217;<br />09.10 College Corner, OH @ Lanaikea Transformational<br />09.16 Masontown, WV @ Deep Roots Revival<br />More dates TBA soon! </p><p>Spiritual Rez’s new album Setting in the West is due out on October 7th, and we couldn’t be more excited! The band also has an extensive summer tour schedule ahead, including tons of headlining sets as well as festival dates at Backwoods Pondfest, The Peach Music Festival, Harvest Fest, Deep Roots Revival and more! Check the full tour schedule below, and head to the band’s website for details and any updates!Spiritual Rez Summer Tour Dates08.05 Peru, NY @ Backwoods Pond Fest08.07 Middletown, CT @ Organic Smiles Fest08.12 Lake George, NY @ Shepard Park Amphitheater08.13 Scranton, PA @ The Peach Music Festival08.14 Danbury, CT @ Ives Concert Park08.18 Cleveland, OH @ Beachland Park08.19 Columbus, OH @ Scarlet & Grey Cafe08.20 Elkins, WV @ Camp Barefoot08.25 Lancaster, NH @ NH Hempfest & Freedom Rally08.26 Boston, MA @ Rock On! Concert Cruise08.27 Marlboro, NY @ MazzStock09.02 Harrodsburg, KY @ Harvest Fest09.03 Evansville, IN @ Lamasco Bar & Grill09.08 Chicago, IL @ Martyrs’09.10 College Corner, OH @ Lanaikea Transformational09.16 Masontown, WV @ Deep Roots Revivallast_img read more

Phish Members Share Candid Stories Of Break-Up, Reunion, And The Band’s Current State In New Interview

first_imgThe last 10 or so years have proved challenging for the band Phish, as the group broke up in 2004 and would not reform for five full years. While the years since reforming have been something of a celebration for the band’s loyal fan base, a sense of overcoming the impossible fuels that fire. The impossible is returning to the road, and, in a new interview piece just published on the Rolling Stone website, the band talks at length about a number of behind-the-scenes issues.The article talks about a few simple ground rules that the band put in place for their reunion. No more than 50 shows per year, only the inner circle can come backstage, no time spent at the bar after shows, and a “No Analyze” rule to prevent band members from feeling uncomfortable after shows. “We’d basically point out the things that we thought weren’t so good,” says Jon Fishman. “And everybody would be a little bit down on themselves, and then we’d spend the first three or four songs of the second set being really self-conscious.” That even means talking about things they liked, as Fishman recalls a particular instance where he wanted to complement Page McConnell. “I was like, ‘But it’s a positive thing!’” Fishman says. “Page said, ‘Yes, but by virtue of you saying something positive, I could imply that there were other things you didn’t like as much.’”The band members talk about their breakup in 2004. Fishman took it particularly hard, feeling upset at Trey Anastasio for saying he wanted to be off the road and subsequently touring again. “I didn’t know what else to do,” says Anastasio in the interview. “In crisis, you hurt the ones you love the most. We’ve talked about that a lot.”For Trey, it seems like the breakup was particularly healthy. He started to feel “a layer of shame” that came with partying all night and practicing a lot less, and recalls an instance where the band had a 3,200-person guest list. “It was like Dante’s Inferno,” he says. “It was the outer rings of hell back there.” The pill addiction soon followed. “We had doctors that were writing prescriptions for us,” he says. “It was totally ridiculous.” When he was arrested in 2006, he thanked the officer and served a 14-month drug court session.One of the nicest stories to come out of the interview was a candid celebration of Anastasio’s 43rd birthday in 2007. Though he was mostly spending time with his family, his band members recorded a 43-song instrumental album, with each song spanning 43 seconds. “They pulled me back into the life raft,” remembers Anastasio. “I’m forever grateful for that.”Meanwhile, McConnell reveals that he felt like the “new guy” until the band’s break up in 2004, and didn’t talk to Anastasio for an extended period of time. “I wasn’t sure I wanted to fire it up again. I was cautious,” he remembers, but some “heavy conversations” eventually cleared the air. Now he no longer feels like the new guy, fortunately.Now, Phish is back in full swing, and the fans couldn’t be happier. The band is doing Phish at their own pace, and they talk a lot about Big Boat in the new interview. It seems that producer Bob Ezrin took advantage of the “No Analyze” politeness that Phish had built up, ultimately being the one to make the hard decision of which songs to keep and which to cut. “I was a little sad when [“Let’s Go”] was cut,” says Mike Gordon. “But once Bob said it, I just had to respect it.”Apparently Trey was pulling for “Let’s Go” too. “It’s a sore spot for me, too,” he says. “I was jumping from the rafters for it.” He grows concerned when he hears that Gordon mentioned the song in our interview. “What did Mike say?” he asks. “I still feel bad for him. But we invited someone in with very strong opinions. Sometimes that’s a good thing, but sometimes you think, ‘Maybe I should have just stood up.’”There’s also a mention of Phish’s New Year’s Eve performance at Madison Square Garden. According to Trey, “The other guys haven’t even heard what we’re going to do yet… but it’s going to be awesome.”We’re just thankful that all is right Phish land these days. For the full Rolling Stone story, head here.last_img read more

Watch Warren Haynes, Eric Krasno, & Danny Louis Perform “Key To The Highway” At Island Exodus

first_imgWarren Haynes brought some pure guest-fueled fun to the shores of Runaway Bay in Jamaica for another successful Island Exodus. Monday night’s performance saw an acoustic set from Haynes, joined by Ron Holloway, Nicki Bluhm, Eric Krasno, and Danny Louis throughout.Thanks to YouTube user RhymanTube, you can watch Warren Haynes, Eric Krasno, and Danny Louis perform Eric Clapton’s “Key To The Highway” below:last_img

Tool Adds 5 More Dates To North American Tour

first_imgTool has announced five new summer tour dates, along with their ten previously scheduled dates, including appearances at Governors Ball and Boston Calling. The American rock band will be hitting cities like Montreal, Pittsburgh, and Detroit, of which they haven’t visited in over a decade. Additionally, Tool has added shows at Xcel Energy Center in St. Paul, MN, Scotiabank Saddledome in Calgary, MN, Rogers Place in Edmonton, AB, Rogers Arena in Vancouver, BC, and The Gorge Amphitheatre in George, WA during the second week of June.Tickets go on-sale this Friday, March 24 at 10AM local time except for St. Paul, which will be at 11AM local time. VIP packages for all shows go on-sale on Wednesday March 22 at 10AM PST for Tool Army members only. For more information, head to Tool’s website. See below for the full announcement:last_img read more

Nine Inch Nails Release Eerie Second Track, “This Isn’t The Place,” With Video

first_imgNine Inch Nails released their EP Not the Actual Events back in December, and noted that it would be the first of a trilogy of EPs that would be completed during 2017. A week ago, the second EP in the series was officially announced, Add Violence, due out this Friday, July 21. With the announcement came the first of five tracks, called “Less Than.” Today, Nine Inch Nails have released a second track from Add Violence, called “This Isn’t The Place.”As described by a press release, “The sonic palette expands significantly from Not the Actual Events, incorporating elements of beauty into the dark dissonance. The narrative arc linking the three records begins to emerge through the disassociated lyrics and the provocative and clue-filed cover artwork and accompanying physical component.”The new track, “This Isn’t The Place,” is certainly on the darker side, as the video portrays a machine with human-oriented buttons that boost “Anxiety,” “Deviation, “Disorder,” and “Morale.” With subtle references to past Nine Inch Nails projects, reddit users have made associations to the band’s earlier concept album Year Zero–specifically the medication featured in the video, Cedocore, which might be a callback to the 2007 record. Consequence of Sound points out that Add Violence could be a sequel to Year Zero.See for yourself:Add Violence Tracklist:01. Less Than02. The Lovers03. This Isn’t the Place04. Not Anymore05. The Background Worldlast_img read more

Prophets Of Rage Release Haunting Music Video For “Radical Eyes”

first_imgProphets of Rage–a politically-charged supergroup comprised 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–burst into existence with an angry bang over a year ago. The outfit, described by Morello in 2016 as “an elite task force of revolutionary musicians determined to confront this mountain of election year bullshit,” came together for a string of summer amphitheater shows following their widely buzzed-about maiden shows in LA and Brooklyn featuring a mix of material by RATM, Public Enemy, and Cypress Hill. The group has a self-titled album coming out next month, on September 15, with three singles “Unfuck the World,” “Living on the 110,” and “Radical Eyes” building the blocks of their message.“Radical Eyes” was released this morning with the relevant message: “Let’s all aim to eclipse racism. We all have the power to make a stand with our radical eyes.” The accompanying music video features clips from various civil rights issues throughout American history, even including the recent outrages in Charlottesville, Virginia.The following video for “Radical Eyes” was directed and edited by D.J. Sing:Prophets Of Rage TracklistRadical EyesUnfuck The WorldLegalize MeLiving On The 110The CounteroffensiveHail To The ChiefTake Me HigherStrength In NumbersFired A ShotWho Owns WhoHands UpSmashitlast_img read more

Hoxeyville’s Finest Moments With Greensky, Fruition, Sam Bush, Larry Keel, And More [Video]

first_imgThe fifteenth annual Michigan-based Hoxeyville Music Festival was a hot bed of bluegrass and Americana excellence with home-state heroes, Greensky Bluegrass, leading the way once again. We’ve already shown you some of the best sit-ins host band Greensky Bluegrass had over the weekend, including tunes with Sam Bush, Larry Keel, Fruition‘s Jay Cobb Anderson, and more. Now let’s take a more in-depth look at the amazing music that graced Hoxeyville’s stages over the weekend, including stellar sets from the aforementioned stars and a collection of some of the region’s finest talent, including Luke Winslow King, The Appleseed Collective, and The Accidentals.The AccidentalsThere’s something powerful in the exuberance of youth. And The Accidentals have just that, and then some. With silky harmonies, an infectious energy, and thoughtful songwriting, this three-piece is poised to take over the seen. Check out the group’s covers of classic acts like The Beatles and Rush and one of their own tunes featuring some adorable backing vocalists below.“Taxman” > “Tom Sawyer”“Michigan And Again”Luke Winslow KingMichigan native Luke Winslow King has found himself playing his brand of rock-based blues all around the world, but he was clearly happy to be home. King’s vocals were clearly from the heart, but his guitar-playing seemed to come from another world at times. Give a listen to his skills below, and see why he is a welcome sight to music fans around the world.“I’m Glad Trouble Don’t Last Always”“Travelin’ Myself”The Larry Keel ExperienceThe husband and wife duo of Larry and Jenny Keel brought mandolin player Jared Poole out for their first trip to Hoxeyville. Judging from the fun they had with their own set as The Larry Keel Experience and Larry’s sit-in with Greensky Bluegrass, it seemed obvious they would be back. We’ve got three amazing tunes for you including a heartfelt dedication to both Allen Tousaint and the late Glen Campbell in the form of a song they both made their own, “Southern Nights.” Enjoy!“One-Two”“Southern Nights”The Sam Bush BandJamgrass pioneer Sam Bush is responsible for inspiring many of the bands on the bill to pick up instruments, including headliners Greensky Bluegrass. His work with the seminal 70’s band New Grass Revival was a watershed in the world of modern bluegrass. Bush, equally at home on the mandolin and fiddle, gave fans a set packed with classic songs, tunes from his latest album Storyteller, and a wonderful set-closing “Old Joe Clark” that featured a wild rave-up medley featuring tastes of The Allman Brothers and Rare Earth. Check out that magic jam and more in the clips below.“Joe Clark Medley”“Fiddle Tune”Greensky BluegrassThe darkening skies sounded an ominous note for the first Greensky Bluegrass set of the weekend. The group got going quickly even as the first drops started to fall. As we mentioned, their set saw some wonderful sit-ins from Sam Bush and Larry Keel, but Greensky was sure to deliver some amazing work on their own. We have a pair of dark, emotional highlights for you to enjoy below including a wonderful Bruce Hornsby re-imagining and a howling “Windshield” that had the crowd singing along in full voice.“King Of The Hill”“Windshield”The Hoxeyville Music Festival awoke to find sunny skies as far as the eye could see. Wet clothes and camping gear were laid out in the sun, and fans got stoves working or hit the packed vendor row for a bit of brunch. They nibbled happily away until the sound of the first band of the day got them in gear and down to the stage.The Appleseed CollectiveThe Appleseed Collective fuses ragtime jazz, traditional bluegrass, and plenty of charm and wit together. With time in New Orleans under their belt to help diversify and authenticate their experience, the band has gelled into a homage to the past and a light for the future. Check out highlights of their stellar set at the Hoxeyville Music Festival below.“Ain’t Nobody Gonna Get None Of My Jelly Roll”“Jam”The Whistle Stop RevueIn their continued attempt to spotlight regional talent, the promoters of the Hoxeyville Music Festival brought in The Whistle Stop Revue from southern Michigan. The Whistle Stop players quickly displayed chops and an “Aw Shucks” stage demeanor that was clearly made for the big stage. Check out some of  the next wave of talent coming from the not-so-frozen north below.“Jam”“1952 Vincent Black Lightning”Rayland BaxterSinger-songwriter Rayland Baxter welcomed Paul Hoffman from Greensky Bluegrass and Jay Cobb Anderson from Fruition, along with a full band for a sparkling set of insightful and melodious rock and roll. That’s not to say that the talented musician wasn’t capable of holding down the show all by his lonesome—he shooed the rest of his band away for an enthralling three-song solo in the middle of his set. Check out highlights, including a rocking cover of Neil Young‘s “Vampire Blues” below.“Vampire Blues”“Yellow Eyes”FruitionFruition brought their Pacific Northwest sensibilities to Michigan’s Hoxeyville Music Festival and mixed their rock-solid songwriting with their all-in stage performance. They even got a little help from Paul Hoffman from Greensky on one track and dropped an electrifying cover of a classic Led Zeppelin tune in addition to their stable of incredible Americana tracks. Watch the fun below.“Hey Hey What Can I Do?”“Pass The Spliff”Greensky BluegrassDue to the unfortunate cancellation of Charles Bradley‘s set, there was an extra spot on the line up that needed filling at the last moment. Luckily for the crowd and promoters, Greensky Bluegrass was more than happy to stretch out and take the extra time to make more magic. Longtime fans remember their days gigging in small bars and clubs around the country where Greensky would regularly play until their fingers bled. They were so ready to fill the time that when the night’s time finally started to tick away, they had to cut songs they were hoping to squeeze in! The center piece for their evening’s work were amazing renditions of three songs from their seminal release Handguns. Check out mind blowing takes on “Blood Sucking F(r)iends,” “All Four,” and the Saturday closer “Don’t Lie” below:“Bloodsucking F(r)iends” > “All Four”“Don’t Lie”Once the fifteenth annual Hoxeyville Music Festival was in the books, fans began to pack up gear and prepare for the trudge homeward. Strangers who had become friends and friends who had become family enbraced and promised to see each other again next year. The promoters of Hoxeyville have built the perfect beast—a festival that is the perfect size and spirit. Children romped freely around the farm by day while adults grooved by night. Local bands showed themselves more than capable of standing should to shoulder with national touring acts and, even in the midst of a short but fierce rain shower, the joy never left the faces of any in attendance. What more could any music lover ask?last_img read more

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