Gathering of the Vibes is a festival that will forever live in our hearts, and the memories still remain as some of the best ever. Back in 2008, Derek Trucks & Susan Tedeschi were billed to play, showcasing the fine combination of the Derek Trucks Band and Susan Tedeschi’s Soul Stew Revival. The couple, who had been married for seven years, played in their respective bands, but eventually merged in 2011 after years of joint performances.The magic from the early days in the couple’s collaborations are responsible for what would become the famed and glorified, multi-Grammy Award-winning 12-piece Tedeschi Trucks Band ensemble. While always welcoming original songs, the two have never been shy to throw in some invigorating covers, like “Get Out Of My Life, Woman” and “Hey Jude”. The 2008 set was nothing short of spectacular, and a fun moment to step back in time with.Enjoy their early day’s Gathering of the Vibes set, from August 3rd 2008, courtesy of Lunchbox16:
Load remaining images Gov’t Mule is currently in the midst of their Revolution Come…Revolution Go tour, with their most recent stop at Red Rocks Amphitheatre in Morrison, Colorado. The show was packed with highlights, as Yonder Mountain String Band and Marcus King Band all shared the bill for a miraculous evening of music. Warren Haynes made sure to bring up the musicians at hand for the Mule performance, which included a vast array of originals and covers.Gov’t Mule opened their show with newly released “Traveling Tune,” before bringing it back to their 1998 Dose track “Game Face,” with included a tease of The Weather Report‘s “Birdland.” Returning to Dose for “Thorazine Shuffle,” Haynes and company rocked through to “Time To Confess” and “The Man I Want To Be,” only once before played in Pittsburgh, before leaning into the 2017 single “Revolution Come, Revolution Go.”The first Allman Brothers Band tribute came next, with “Come And Go Blues” from their 1973 Brothers And Sisters album. From there, the band locked into a cover of The J.B.‘s “Doing It To Death,” before returning to original tune “Scenes From A Troubled Mind,” which featured teases of the Allman Brothers’ “Les Brers In A Minor” and “Silent Scream.” The teases continued in “Unring The Bell” with shades of the Grateful Dead‘s “Shakedown Street.” High & Mighty‘s “Endless Parade” followed, before “Stone Cold Rage” and “Traveling Tune” returned the band home to their 2017 grievances. The set closed with a massive cover of “Whipping Post” by the Allman Brothers Band, with young guitarist and vocalist Marcus King as the first guest of the evening.The band returned for a legendary encore with Marcus King, and Yonder Mountain String Band’s Dave Johnston, Adam Aijala, Allie Kral, and Jake Joliff. What came next is a collaboration that will be talked about for ages, as the musicians played through a touching version of the Allman Brothers Band’s “Melissa,” marking Mule’s first time playing the song live, leading into ABB’s enormous “Mountain Jam” and back into “Melissa.” In perhaps Mule’s biggest tribute yet, the Allman Brothers Band were hugely celebrated at Red Rocks on Saturday night.Watch Marcus King join Gov’t Mule for “Whipping Post”:Watch Marcus King, Dave Johnston, Adam Aijala, Allie Kral, and Jake Joliff join Gov’t Mule for “Melissa”>”Mountain Jam”>”Melissa” below:Thanks to Bennet Schwartz, you can listen to the full audio below:Setlist: Gov’t Mule | Red Rocks Amphitheatre | Morrison, CO | 8/19/17Traveling Tune > Game Face (with Birdland tease), Thorazine Shuffle, Time To Confess, The Man I Want To Be, Revolution Come, Revolution Go, Come & Go Blues, Doing It To Death, Scenes From A Troubled Mind (with Les Brers In A Minor & Silent Scream teases), Unring The Bell (with Shakedown Street tease), Endless Parade, Stone Cold Rage, Traveling Tune, Whipping Post^E: Melissa* > (Live Debut) Mountain Jam* > Melissa*^ w/ Marcus King* w/ Marcus King, Dave Johnston, Adam Aijala, Allie Kral & Jake Joliff)[Setlist from Gov’t Mule Facebook]See the full gallery below, courtesy of Gary Sheer.Gov’t Mule | Red Rocks Amphitheatre | Morrison, CO | 8/19/17 | Photos by Gary Sheer
It’s been a crazy year for the Allman Brothers Band, with the passings of Butch Trucks and Gregg Allman. The southern rock band is survived by two original members, drummer Jaimoe and guitarist/singer/songwriter Dickey Betts, who played his last show with the band in May of 2000. A tumultuous history with his bandmates led to the disintegration of his career, as the rest of the Allman Brothers Band continued until October of 2014. While there was talk of Dickey’s reunion with the band for their final concert, it never came to be.Retired for the last three years, and only playing small bars for the last decade of his career, the “Jessica”, “Ramblin’ Man”, “Blue Sky”, “In Memory of Elizabeth Reed” songwriter will make a decision about returning to the road on December 12, his 74th birthday, according to David Spero, his longtime manager. “Dickey and I have had many discussions over the last few years about him playing again,” he explained in a statement to Sarasota County’s Herald-Tribune. “After Gregg Allman’s passing, his interests were heading elsewhere. Since the Rolling Stone interview, I have received interest from a few promoters which I passed on to Dickey. The fans’ interest has also had a big impact on him. We have agreed to make a decision on December 12, his birthday. See you then!”Earlier this week, Spero posted this question to Facebook: “This is a huge what if, but what if Dickey Betts decided to play 10 cities, what should they be?” If in fact Dickey Betts will perform again, it will mark his first time back since playing a 2014 Robarts Arena show near his Sarasota County home.The inspiration to hit the road was spurred by a recent interview with Rolling Stone, where Betts received widespread praise for his incomparable life’s work. Every Allman Brothers Band fan is inevitably a fan of Dickey Betts, so perhaps this upcoming tour will treat him with the respect he artistically deserves. We’ll hold tight until November 15, when Dickey Betts will make the official announcement regarding his possible return to the road. Indeed, the road goes on forever…
Ringo Starr—excuse me, Sir Ringo Starr—will bring his All-Starr Band to the United States from a 20-date outing later this year. The run will kick off at the Hard Rock Hotel & Casino in Tulsa, OK, on September 1st before wrapping up at the Greek Theatre in Los Angeles on September 27th.For the past 29 years, the All-Starr Band has found the former Beatles drummer and current Commander of the Order of the British Empire backed by a rotating cast of characters. The forthcoming incarnation of the group will feature vocalist/guitarist Colin Hay (Men at Work), guitarist Steve Lukather (Toto), vocalist/keyboardist Gregg Rolie (Santana, Journey), saxophonist Warren Ham (Toto, Bloodrock), and drummer Gregg Bissonette (Toto, Santana), as well as its newest addition, bassist/vocalist Graham Gouldman (10cc).According to Rolling Stone, the All-Star Band will stick to their longtime format of performing hits from each member’s respective bands, which usually includes a handful of Beatles classics. Ringo also released his 19th solo album, Give More Love, in September, so songs from that record may appear during the shows.As previously, Ringo was finally knighted by Queen Elizabeth II earlier this week. Tickets for his U.S. dates will go on sale in the coming weeks.Ringo Starr & His All-Starr Band Tour Dates:September 1 Hard Rock Hotel & Casino – Tulsa, OKSeptember 2 Walmart Arkansas Music Pavilion – Rogers, ARSeptember 3 Starlight Theatre – Kansas City, MOSeptember 5 Iowa State Center – Ames, IASeptember 7 Fox Theater – St. Louis, MOSeptember 8 TBA – Milwaukee, WISeptember 9 Morris Performing Arts Center – South Bend, INSeptember 11 Fraze Pavilion – Kettering, OHSeptember 13 Radio City Music Hall – New York, NYSeptember 14 Saratoga Performing Arts Center – Saratoga, NYSeptember 15 The Toyota Oakdale Theater – Wallingford, NYSeptember 17 Wang Theater, Boston – MASeptember 19 Heinz Hall for the Performing Arts – Pittsburgh, PASeptember 21 Hard Rock Rocksino – Northfield Park, OHSeptember 22 The Chicago Theatre – Chicago, ILSeptember 23 Ordway Center for the Performing Arts – St Paul, MNSeptember 25 Paramount Theatre – Denver, COSeptember 27 Humphreys – San Diego, CASeptember 28 City National Civic – San Jose, CASeptember 29 Greek Theatre – Los Angeles, CAView All Tour Dates[H/T – Rolling Stone]
KAABOO Del Mar announced the daily music and comedy lineups for their fourth-annual event set to take place September 14th through 16th, 2018. Celebrated as San Diego’s largest multi-day major music and entertainment festival, KAABOO Del Mar overlooks the Pacific Ocean and enjoys pristine weather, ocean breezes, and numerous easy-to-access lodging options.On Friday, September 14th, the three-day sound voyage will kick off with a powerhouse trio of alt-rockers including the Foo Fighters, Incubus, and Jimmy Eat World, plus chart-toppers like Halsey and Post Malone, with laughs from Craig Ferguson and more.On Saturday, Imagine Dragons, N.E.R.D, and Earth, Wind & Fire will lead the lineup, while Iliza Shlesinger will head up HUMOR ME. Then on Sunday, guests can soak up the girl power with performances by Katy Perry, TLC, Vanessa Carlton, and Jewel, who will be joined by Robert Plant and the Sensational Space Shifters, Wiz Khalifa, and more to close out the fest.At KAABOO multi-day annual events, guests enjoy a world-class music and HUMOR ME comedy lineup; an onsite Contemporary Art Fair, plus a display of outdoor murals and installations; PALATE gourmet food and craft libation tastings; a Las Vegas-style day club called BASK; plus spa and relaxation services at INDULGENCES.All passes–including the HANG LOOSE (GA), HANG FIVE/HANG TEN (VIP), and ULTIMATE HANG passes, plus newly added drink packages–are on sale now. For passes and additional information on KAABOO Del Mar, visit the festival’s website. Check out the daily breakdown below.
John Oates of Hall & Oates stopped by Mill Valley, CA’s Sweetwater Music Hall Thursday night, mixing up the setlist with original tunes and beloved covers. The evening also saw a pair of guests, as Jason Crosby and Sweetwater owner, Bob Weir, lent Oates a helping hand on fiddle and guitar.Oates and Weir are no strangers to each other, as Hall & Oates teamed with the Grateful Dead in 1988 for a rainforest benefit concert at Madison Square Garden. In more recent times, Oates played a show at Sweetwater Music Hall in 2015, with Weir and Crosby also sitting in during the iconic rockstars debut performance at Sweetwater.Oates invited Crosby up for a take on “Arkansas”, the title track off his most recent album, before moving through “All I Am” and “Lose It In Louisiana”. As Crosby walked off the stage, Weir emerged, helping Oates with a pair of Grateful Dead tunes, “Friend Of The Devil” and “West L.A. Fadeaway”. The duo then went into a cover of The Temptations’ “Shakey Ground”, with Weir sounding confident and comfortable in his hometown venue.“Friend Of The Devil”[Video: C B]“West L.A. Fadeaway”[Video: C B]“Shakey Ground”[Video: C B]Setlist: John Oates | Sweetwater Music Hall | Mill Valley, CA | 9/27/2018Set: Anytime, Stack O’Lee, Miss the Mississippi and You, That Will Happen No More, Arkansas*, All I Am*, Lose It In Louisiana*, Friend of the Devil^, West L.A. Fadeaway^, Shakey Ground^, Dig Back Deep, Edge of the World, Pallet Soft and Low, Something You Got, Maneater, I Can’t Go for That (No Can Do)Encore: You Make My Dreams *w/ Jason Crosby (violin)^w/ Bob WeirBob Weir is gearing up for a 19-date tour with his new side-project, Wolf Bros, which will see Weir “explore songs of the Grateful Dead and more in a trio setting” along with a pair of seasoned collaborators, drummer Jay Lane (Furthur, RatDog) and legendary musician, producer, and current Blue Note Records president Don Was.The tour will kick off in Reno, NV on October 16th and make stops in various markets across the country, including shows in Los Angeles, CA; Santa Barbara, CA; Portland, OR; Seattle, WA; Missoula, MT; Salt Lake City, UT; Albuquerque, NM; and Denver, CO. Following a Halloween night performance and the newly added 11/1 show at The Chicago Theatre in Chicago, IL, Bob Weir and Wolf Bros will continue eastward, stopping in Nashville, TN; Louisville, KY; and Syracuse, NY before a two-night stand at Port Chester, NY’s storied Capitol Theatre (11/9–11/10). Finally, the tour will close with a run of four more northeast shows, including stops in Washington, D.C. (11/12); Philadelphia, PA (11/13); Boston, MA (11/15–11/16); and a now-two-night closing stint New York City’s Beacon Theatre (11/18–11/19).You can check out a full list of the upcoming Bob Weir and Wolf Bros dates below. For more information, head to Bobby’s website.Bob Weir and Wolf Bros Upcoming Tour Dates10/16 – Reno, NV – Grand Sierra Resort and Casino10/18 – Los Angeles, CA – The Theatre at Ace Hotel10/20 – Santa Barbara, CA – Arlington Theatre10/22 – Portland, OR – Keller Auditorium10/23 – Seattle, WA – Moore Theatre10/24 – Missoula, MT – Wilma Theatre10/26 – Salt Lake City, UT – Eccles Theater10/27 – Albuquerque, NM – Kiva Auditorium at the Albuquerque Convention Center10/29 – Denver, CO – Paramount Theatre10/31 – Chicago, IL – The Chicago Theatre11/1 – Chicago, IL – The Chicago Theatre11/5 – Nashville, TN – Ryman Auditorium11/6 – Louisville, KY – Palace Theatre11/8 – Syracuse, NY – Landmark Theatre11/9 – Port Chester, NY – Capitol Theatre11/10 – Port Chester, NY – Capitol Theatre11/12 – Washington, DC – Warner Theatre11/13 – Philadelphia, PA – The Fillmore11/15 – Boston, MA – Boch Center Wang Theatre11/16 – Boston, MA – Boch Center Wang Theatre11/18 – New York, NY – Beacon Theatre11/19 – New York, NY – Beacon TheatreView All Tour Dates[H/T Jambands.com]
Recently, Fenway Sports Group announced that it will be adding a 5,000-person performing arts center next to Fenway Park. The new venue will be created in partnership with Live Nation and called the Fenway Theater. As reported by the Boston Globe, the music venue would be located on a triangle of land behind the Boston Red Sox’s home (between Lansdowne and Ipswich streets) and could potentially become Boston’s largest indoor theater.As noted in a press release,The Fenway Theater will be owned by FSG and operated by a newly formed joint venture, Fenway Music Company, a partnership between Fenway Sports Management (FSM) and Crossroads Presents, a concert promotion and venue management company affiliated with Live Nation and managed by Don Law. Fenway Music Company will book, manage, and operate the Fenway Theater, as well as the House of Blues Boston on Lansdowne Street.Fenway Sports Group hopes that a theater behind Fenway Park could make the neighboring area a year-round destination, effectively extending Lansdowne Street’s nightclub scene to the renowned baseball stadium. As Tom Werner, chairman of Fenway Sports Group, explained, “The success of Fenway Park as a year-round venue has paved the way for this project, which will ensure the Lansdowne Street area remains a true entertainment district in Boston. … To have an intimate, indoor performing arts space for smaller-scale events will allow for a wider array of uses throughout the year.”However, the current plans for Fenway Theater are still tentative. As the Boston Globe noted, a Red Sox spokesman described the theater plans as “preliminary” and did not offer any information on square footage, costs, and other key details. Furthermore, no official documents have been filed, and government officials noted that there have been no in-depth conversations about moving forward with the plans.In order for the Fenway Theater to be built, Fenway Sports Group will have to win over Fenway Park’s neighbors—a demographic that already has expressed concern about traffic and noise from concerts held at the baseball stadium. Though the new venue would be far smaller than the ballpark, it would undoubtedly bring dozens of additional events and concerts into the area. However, the neighborhood association’s president, Tim Horn, told the Boston Globe that he hoped that the Red Sox would minimize the number of outdoor concerts held at Fenway Park in exchange for the neighborhood’s endorsement and approval of the Fenway Theatre.[H/T JamBase]
This weekend, Donald Glover held the second edition of his PHAROS virtual reality experience in Aukland, New Zealand, which he previously described as “a gathering of the five intuitives of the human experience: tribe, ritual, experience abstraction, architecture, language.” Glover, who recently had to cancel dates performing as Childish Gambino due to a foot injury, performed in a large, illuminated dome during the three-day event.In addition to performing a selection of material new and old, the entertainment Rennaissance man debuted the trailer for a new feature film, in which he co-stars with pop superstar Rihanna. Glover’s longtime collaborator Hiro Murai serves as the film’s director. Murai has directed several music videos for Childish Gambino (including the Internet-breaking “This Is America”) in addition to playing an integral directorial role in Glover’s award-winning FX series, Atlanta.The trailer refers to the movie as “a Childish Gambino film,” which indicate a new direction for Glover’s musical pseudonym after he announced his intentions to retire the moniker earlier this year. Though the trailer doesn’t include a title, the film is being tentatively referred to as Guava Island.The movie appears to take place on a tropical island and feature plenty of energetic island musical energy. As Glover’s character muses in a thematic voice-over, “We live in paradise but none of us have the time or the means to actually live here…We work hard. We deserve a day off. We’re just taking what’s ours.” You can watch crowd-shot footage of the trailer’s live debut below:#GuavaIsland. Starring @donaldglover, @rihanna & more. Coming soon. pic.twitter.com/lVgeSauCXc— Fenty Stats (@FentyStats) November 24, 2018The buzz around this forthcoming film began back in August, when an on-set photo of Glover and Rihanna circulated on social media. Now, the project appears to be coming to fruition, and we couldn’t be more excited to find out more. However, in true Donald/Gambino fashion, this trailer is not even the biggest story of the weekend surrounding Glover and a movie preview. That title goes to the new trailer for the forthcoming live-action The Lion King remake, in which Glover stars as Simba. The clip broke records on Thursday, racking up nearly 25M views in its first 24 hours online (it now sits at more than 36M and counting). You can check out that trailer below:The Lion King (2019) – Official Teaser Trailer[Video: Walt Disney Studios][H/T Stereogum]
The seventh annual Charm City Bluegrass Festival has announced the lineup for their 2019 event, set to take place on April 26th and 27th at Baltimore, MD’s Druid Hill Park.The 2019 lineup will feature headlining action from The Bridge, Deer Tick, and Steep Canyon Rangers. Jeff Austin Band will team up with special guests to perform John Hartford’s 1971 album Aereo-Plain. Seldom Scene, Hawktail, Frank Solivan & Dirty Kitchen, Front Country, Charm City Country, Rob Ickes and Trey Hensley, Jon Stickley Trio, Town Mountain, Fireside Collective, Blue Octane, Gangstagrass, The 19th Street Band, Maybe April, and Blue Train round out the other acts set to play Charm City Bluegrass Festival in 2019.Head here for tickets and more information on Charm City Bluegrass’ 2019 event.
The jam scene has a relatively new supergroup and they’re ready to take the New York City music scene by storm. The DAB Sessions is a collaborative outfit which formed earlier this year and comprised of keyboardists Aron Magner of The Disco Biscuits and Jacob Bergson of JoJo Mayer’s NERVE, bassist Felix Pastorius, drummer Adam Chase from Chase Brothers, and versatile saxophonist Morgan Price of Antibalas. The band, which mixes funk and jazz with some added electronic elements, is preparing to make their Big Apple debut shortly after the start of the new year with a headlining gig at Brooklyn Bowl on January 10th.The DAB Sessions made their live debut earlier this year alongside members of Snarky Puppy with a performance at The Mint in Los Angeles in January, followed by an appearance at The Kind Mind Campout Music Festival in Minot, Maine back in late August. Their upcoming debut at Brooklyn Bowl will give New York-based jam fans another fantastic collaborative project to enjoy get familiar with. The DAB Sessions was initially conceived by Chase, whose fans will recognize from his work in unique tribute acts like Jazz Is Phsh and James Brown Dance Party.Another recognizable name in the band that immediately sticks out, especially in the jazz realm, is Felix Pastorius. Felix’s late father, Jaco Pastorius, is widely considered to be one of the most influential jass fusion bassists ever, and Felix has made waves of his own following in Jaco’s low-end footsteps. Don’t overlook Morgan Price’s contributions to the group either, as the tenor and baritone sax player has played and recorded with artists ranging from The Duke Ellington Orchestra to Pimps of Joytime to Beyoncé.Other artists who have joined The DAB Sessions in their prior two performances include Snarky Puppy’s Jay Jennings and Justin Stanton, Ghost Note‘s Sly5thAve, and the Eric Gales Band‘s Cody Wright, just to name a few, so fans who plan on attending their January 10th concert at Brooklyn Bowl could be set to see and hear a few special guests throughout the evening.Tickets to The DAB Sessions’ Brooklyn Bowl performance, presented by Instrument Find, are on sale now, and can be purchased here.