March 2

Alternative Mix of Nirvana’s ‘Marigold’ Leaks With Dave Grohl On Vocals [Listen]

first_img[via Paste] Dave Grohl has become one of the most likable rock icons since coming out of the band Nirvana over 20 years ago. Earlier this week, we saw him perform an emotional acoustic cover of “Blackbird” by The Beatles as part of the 88th Academy Awards’ “In Memoriam” segment (watch it here). Today we get to listen to the Foo Fighters‘ frontman take lead vocals and guitar on a 1993 leaked version of Nirvana’s “Marigold,” which also adds Kera Schaley on cello. Grohl wrote the song in ’92, and the Kurt Cobain-led studio version appears on the B-side of the “Heart Shaped Box” single. Listen to the never-before-shared recording below:last_img read more

March 2

Gov’t Mule To Tour With ZZ Top For Newly Announced September Dates

first_imgGov’t Mule has just announced that they will be joined by rock legends ZZ Top for eight additional tour dates in September. The slew of shows go from September 9-20 and will make stops in Wantagh, NY at Jones Beach, Bethlehem, PA at Sands Bethlehem Event Center, Baltimore, MD at Pier Six Pavilion, and Kansas City, MO at Starlight Theatre, and more.The collaboration is exciting, as Warren Haynes welcomes the American Rock pioneers to share the stage just after announcing a new archival album, entitled The Tel-Star Sessions, which includes a cover of ZZ Top’s “Just Got Paid” and comes out on August 5th. You can listen to that track below:Pre-sale tickets to the September shows are available this Wednesday, May 18th at 12PM EST and go on sale to the public on Friday, May 20th at 10AM. All information can be found on Gov’t Mule’s website. Don’t miss out on this epic duo!Gov’t Mule 2016 Tour dates:June 3 Hunter, NY @ Mountain JamAugust 11 Portland, ME @ Maine State Pier*August 12 Asbury Park, NJ @ Stone Pony Summerstage*August 13 Boston, MA @ Blue Hills Bank Pavilion*August 16 Utica, NY @ Saranac Brewery*August 17 Philadelphia, PA @ River Stage at Penn’s Landing*August 18 Pittsburgh, PA @ Stage AE Outdoors*August 19 Rochester Hills, MI @ Meadow Brook Amphitheatre*August 20 Huber Heights, OH @ Music Center at the Heights*August 22 Peoria, IL @ CEFCU Center Stage*August 23 Des Moines, IA @ Simon Estes Amphitheater*August 25 Morrison, CO @ Red Rocks Amphitheater (with moe. and Blackberry Smoke)August 27 San Diego, CA @ Humphrey’s*August 28 Paso Robles, CA @ Vina Robles*August 30 Saratoga, CA @ The Mountain Winery*August 31 Ronhert Park, CA @ Sonoma Mountain Village*September 1 Eugene, OR @ Cuthbert Amphitheater*September 3 Missoula, MT @ Big Sky Brewery*September 4 Jackson, WY @ Fireman’s Ball* (On Sale Mon. May 16)September 9 Wantagh, NY @ Jones Beach^September 11 Bethlehem, PA @ Sands Bethlehem Event Center^September 13 Baltimore, MD @ Pier Six Pavilion^September 14 Cary, NC @ Koka Booth Amphitheater at Regency Park^September 15 Fredericksburg, VA @ Celebrate Virginia After Hours^September 17 Rosemont, IL @ Rosemont Theatre^ (pre-sale Wed. 6/1 & on sale Fri. 6/3) September 18 Maryland Heights, MO @ Hollywood Casino Amphitheater^September 20 Kansas City, MO @ Starlight Theatre^September 23 Atlanta, GA @ TabernacleSeptember 24 St. Petersburg, FL @ Jannus LandingSeptember 25 Miami, FL @ FillmoreSeptember 27 Birmingham, AL @ Avondale Brewing Co.September 29 Glen Allen, VA @ Innsbrook After Hours*September 30 Cherokee, NC @ Harrah’s Cherokee Event Center*October 1 Charlotte, NC @ CMCU Amphitheatre*New dates in bold * with special guest Blackberry Smoke^ with ZZ Toplast_img read more

March 2

Watch The Full Claypool Lennon Delirium Performance From Outside Lands 2016

first_imgEasily one of our favorite groups to emerge out of 2016 was The Claypool Lennon Delirium, a prized collaboration between Primus’s Les Claypool and Beatles prodigy, Ghost of a Saber Tooth Tiger’s Sean Lennon. The band made moves at some major festivals this summer, including Bonnaroo, Outside Lands, Vertex and more, while also finding lots of time for their own headlining venue performances.Today we look back at their Outside Lands set, which sees the band delve into their debut album The Monolith Of Phobos (a release on the fast track to the top 10 albums of 2016 list) primarily. The group also covered King Crimson and Pink Floyd during the hour-long set. Fortunately, thanks to YouTube user cweskos1, we can watch full video of the set below.Enjoy some psychedelic Claypool Lennon Delirium jams!Setlist: The Claypool Lennon Delirium at Outside Lands Music Festival, San Francisco, CA – 8/05/16Cricket and the Genie (Movement I, The Delirium) Cricket and the Genie (Movement II, Oratorio Di Cricket) Breath of a Salesman Up on the Roof Boomerang Baby Mr. Wright In the Court of the Crimson King (King Crimson cover) Bubbles Burst Astronomy Domine (Pink Floyd cover)last_img read more

March 2

Chicago Farmer Debuts “9pm To 5” From New Album “Midwest Side Stories” [Premiere/Review]

first_imgSinger-songwriter Cody Diekhoff, aka Chicago Farmer, continues to grow wiser and more musically agile on his latest release, Midwest Side Stories, which was released today, September 30th. Since sprouting to life in his beloved and much referenced hometown of Delavan in Southern Illinois, Diekhoff has branched out from his more sparse solo sound without forsaking his roots. The wit and wisdom that have marked his previous releases is still present his new material shows him unafraid to bring in musical backing that adds a rich ripe flavor to this latest musical harvest.Disc opener “Umbrella” finds Diekhoff in a darker and more somber place than his fans are accustomed, and their unease is reflected in the song’s tone. His signature evocative wordplay is in full bloom right off the bat with the line “I went searchin’ for some kind of meaning like words lookin’ for a page,” as he looks back on the start of his music quest. As if wanting to ease listeners into his blossoming style, he starts the expansion slowly, adding a long and lonesome electrified guitar sound to the loose and heartfelt strumming of the past. It’s a poignant tune that shows a man pondering the effects of his actions with a rapidly maturing eye.On the second track, “The Revolving Door,” the safety wheels come flying off with a blast of hard edged, Americana tinged rock that is a revelation and a revolution all at once. Cody has worked with backing bands in the past, but fully realizing songs crafted from the beginning for the format adds a depth of execution to his compositions. His harmonica work has never sounded more robust than it does here, sonicly slicing through the hand picked group of stellar backing musicians, including members of Chicago area rockers Old Shoe. Always ready to speak on the inhumanity inherent in capitalism the hard charging backing band provides a fertile ground for the passionate cry “I’m a worker, not a number,” a sentiment echoed in the hearts and minds of unappreciated and overlooked workers around the world.Continuing the look at the dark side of the American Dream, “Rocco and Susie” is a heartbreaking tale of economic pressures squeezing the life out of the American family that is among the artists finest creation. As if to provide some relief to the bleak mood established by the trio of opening songs, “Skateboard Song” pokes a bit of harmless fun at the hopefully fading predisposition of authority to sweat the small stuff while missing out on the big picture. On “Two Sides To Every Story” the unreliability of perception and the natural urge to protect the tribe. As usual, weighty topics such as these are distilled and obscured by a lyrical sensibility that is nothing short of remarkable.Any doubters worried that adding a richer backing dynamic might take something away from the sparseness that has allowed his words to be the main focus should rest easy. The connectivity that was born from his more simple seeds of the past has ripened into a soul satisfying sound that moves the heart and the body all at once. As in the past, by the second time the chorus comes around, listeners of any age will find themselves singing along unconsciously.Another favorite element, the at times slapstick nature of his material, is toned down, but still informs and shapes this collection. The whimsical nature of his viewpoint manages to make tales of addiction, gun violence and mortality less off putting and somehow more understandable at the same time. On tunes like “New Used Car” and “9pm to 5” the old Cody is fully present, as the subtle and not so subtle jokes and metaphors he employs to such ingratiating effect are fully evident.Listen to the premiere of “9pm to 5,” streaming below.Album closer, the late bluegrass maestro John Hartford-penned “I’m Still Here” gains a impressive new life thanks to the context of the artistic step forward taken on this collection with a wink and a smile.Previously, frequent comparisons to the works of famed folk troubadour Arlo Guthrie have been spot on. With this impressive step forward in song craft and dimension, Chicago Farmer has moved beyond any previous limitations and associations. Story teller, humorist and heartfelt proponent of the core values of humanity itself, Chicago Farmer has always had a message of compassion that the world truly needs to hear. Thanks to the added power backing his insight and infectious spirit he is ready to take his message farther than ever before, as he does to wonderful effect on Midwest Side Stories.last_img read more

March 2

Aqueous Partners With nugs.net For Streams And Recordings Of All Future Shows

first_imgBuffalo, NY jammers Aqueous have been on an absolute tear of late, and things are only getting better for the band, as they have announced a partnership with nugs.net to bring fans streams and recordings of all future shows. According to the group, all shows will be available to purchase for download, as well as available to stream through the nugs app for subscribers.Aqueous Shares Rocking Live Studio EP “Artifact” [Listen]The group is set to play Boulder, CO’s The Boulder Theatre this Friday and Saturday with Twiddle, which will be broadcast live via nugs.tv. Both shows are set to start at 7pm EDT sharp. In conjunction with their new partnership, Aqueous’ shows from The Fillmore in Philly (2/2/17), The Winter Werk Out in Columbus, OH (2/4/17), and The Bottleneck in Lawrence, KS (2/7/17) are all now available here.Aqueous is just began an extensive Winter tour. Check for dates near you below.Aqueous 2017 Tour Schedule2/9/2017: Ft. Collins, CO- Hodi’s Half Note2/10/2017: Boulder, CO- Boulder Theater (w-Twiddle)2/11/2017: Boulder, CO- Boulder Theater (w- Twiddle)2/12/2017: Steamboat Springs, CO- Schmiggity’s2/13/2017: Denver, CO- Larimer Lounge2/15/2017: Omaha, NE- Reverb Lounge2/16/2017: Columbia, MO- Rose Music Hall2/17/2017: St. Louis, MO- The Bootleg @ Atomic Cowboy2/18/2017: Bloomington, IN- The Bluebird2/24/2017: Greensboro, NC- The Blind Tiger (w BIG Something)3/2/2017: Morgantown, WV- 123 Pleasant Street3/3/2017: Cleveland, OH- Beachland Tavern3/4/2017: Buffalo, NY- Town Ballroom (w- Twiddle)3/5/2017: Buffalo, NY- Town Ballroom (w- Twiddle)3/17/2017: Keene, NH- The Colonial Theatre (w- Twiddle)3/18/2017: Keene, NH- The Colonial Theatre (w- Twiddle)3/23/2017: Rochester, NY- Flour City Station3/24/2017: Stroudsburg, PA- Sherman Theater (w- Twiddle)3/25/2017: Washington, DC- 9:30 Club (w- Twiddle)3/31/2017: New York, NY- PlayStation Theater (w- Twiddle)4/1/2017: New York, NY- PlayStation Theater (w- Twiddle)last_img read more

March 2

EXCLUSIVE: Maddy O’Neal Talks Personal Growth, Getting Big, And Girl Power

first_imgMaddy O’Neal is a name that we’ve been hearing a lot in recent months. The former member of Krooked Drivers has been making a name for herself as a solo artist at huge events this year including Summer Camp, Sonic Bloom, Camp Bisco, Pretty Lights’ recently announced Washington festival at the Gorge Amphitheater, and at Colorado’s Red Rocks as support for Big Gigantic. Not too shabby for an artist who took the plunge and went solo a little over a year ago. The producer and DJ is clearly bound for big things, gaining notoriety nationwide for her effortless style that synthesizes tastes of rock, funk, blues, indie, hip-hop, and more into her fiercely creative, genre-bending and bass-driven electronic tracks. To kick off the summer, Maddy O’Neal has just embarked on a tour with fellow Coloradans SunSquabi, and the two acts are set up to show cities across the Northeast and Midwest just how Colorado gets down.Ahead of her performance at American Beauty in New York City with SunSquabi and Late Night Radio this Saturday (tickets available here), O’Neal was kind enough to take a few moments and give us the low-down on what she’s getting into these days. You can check out her website here for upcoming tour dates and our interview with the pioneering producer below, along with her recently released track “Nunya” featuring Megan Hamilton who co-produced the track and is featured on vocals. L4LM: Thanks for taking the time to speak with us! I know you’re on tour right now, so where are you now and what are you getting into?Maddy O’Neal: Thanks for hitting me up! I appreciate the interest! I just flew into Atlanta yesterday to meet up with the SunSquabi boys because they just finished playing Sweetwater Festival. We are currently in the van heading up east, on our way to Richmond, where the run kicks off this Wednesday at The Broadberry. Super excited because these are mostly all new markets for me!L4LM: With this tour with SunSquabi you’re currently kicking off, they’re also favorites from Colorado. How did that come together and what’s it been like living in Denver and working with other Colorado-based artists?Maddy O’Neal: I’ve known these guys for a while now; I met them in Boulder actually like six years ago or so when I was first starting out producing. We’ve become super close over the years and played a bunch of shows together. That’s one of the coolest parts about living in Colorado and the scene out there is that a lot of the musicians are friends and collaborate and support one another. It really creates this super unique bond that’s unlike anywhere else I’ve been. I did a run with them this winter that went really well, and I am super stoked they invited me back for this run. We’re a good team.L4LM: You used to be with Krooked Drivers but recently went solo. How has that transition been treating you?Maddy O’Neal: yes, I was with Krooked drivers for about six years, and a little over a year ago decided to go solo. Really was just looking for a change and wanted to challenge myself. A lot had happened in my life during that time period too, and I just kinda felt that urge for a new beginning. At first it was definitely scary—walking away from something I had put six years of my life building and essentially starting over—but it pushed me in a great way, in ways I couldn’t even have imagined. I always say the biggest thing I’ve learned is that in order to grow you have to take yourself out of your comfort zone. I faced a lot of fears I had by doing that. And, I am so unbelievably grateful for all the support I’ve had on this new solo journey as well.L4LM: Kind of going off that, how do you feel like your sound been evolving and what’s been influencing those changes?Maddy O’Neal: As with any artist, your sound and style continues to develop and evolve over time. For my first album, I really focused on letting things happen naturally, not forcing anything and really letting my inspiration kind of take hold organically—I had a lot of emotion to work with on that one. I’ve also been trying to listen to a ton of different styles of music that I wouldn’t normally necessarily listen to. The coolest part about the style of music I make is that it is so versatile and genre defying. I can really take it in any direction I want to, so I’ve been experimenting a lot with different styles and techniques within producing to carve out my own sound within it. I know that sounds vague [laughs] but  it’s much easier to hear than describe.L4LM: Can you also talk a little bit about your experiences as a female artist and what it’s like not just holding your own but crushing in a mostly male-dominated scene?Maddy O’Neal: It is definitely an interesting role to fill. I think the coolest part about it is that I get to be a role model in a sense and try to help empower women to get into the scene or just in general. I was raised by a very feminist mother, and I think it’s really cool that I can not only do what I love and share my music with people on that scale but that it also feels like it’s attached to something bigger—in empowering other females by being a force against the stereotype so to speak. Most times, I don’t even really think about the fact that I am such a rarity in the industry because I try to think of myself on the same level as everyone else regardless of gender.L4LM: I feel like we’ve been seeing your name everywhere over the past few months, with big appearances at Summer Camp, Sonic Bloom, Camp Bisco, Red Rocks, and the recently announced Pretty Lights festival at the Gorge. How does it feel to sharing the bill with these huge acts and to see your own name slowly moving higher up these lineups?Maddy O’Neal: This year has been unbelievable. Sometimes seeing my name on those bills doesn’t even feel real. I am so so grateful for all of the support I’ve had, it’s pretty unreal. I really just have to force myself to slow down sometimes and take it all in. It’s hard to turn my brain off sometimes though ’cause with all of these newer and bigger experiences, I just want to keep pushing myself. I gain so much inspiration from it, to improve and continue to push myself artistically on a live-performance level.L4LM: Speaking of which, what acts are you most excited to catch this summer?Maddy O’Neal: There are so many acts on these festivals I hope to be able to catch while I’m out there—one in particular I’ve heard amazing things about is Anderson .Paak, definitely on my list. It’s also really cool to see all of my friends play and how they’ve evolved their live performances. These festivals have just become such a family environment that keeps on growing, which is really really cool.L4LM: Alright, I’ll try to keep things short and sweet, so I’ll end with this. You’ve got a show coming up this Friday at American Beauty in NYC with SunSquabi and Late Night Radio; what should people expect from your set?Maddy O’Neal: I am super excited for that one! I haven’t been to NYC since I was like 13, so I’m feeling pretty giddy in general. But I just finished up a new EP that I’m pretty excited about, so definitely expect to hear a bunch of those new tunes worked into my set. I’m having a blast playing those out live mixed in with some oldies and a couple recent releases, like my collaboration with Megan Hamilton “Nunya” has been one of my favorites to play lately. It’s a sassy funky twist on Salt-N-Pepa’s “None Of Your Business.” It was such a fun track to do especially as the two of us being the rare female producers—it was kind of our girl power anthem.L4LM: Thank you for your time, and looking forward to checking out your show on Friday!Maddy O’Neal: Thank you guys so much for taking the time as well! See you guys this weekend!last_img read more

March 2

Watch Umphrey’s McGee’s Joel Cummins Join Spafford At Electric Forest [Videos]

first_imgSpafford | Electric Forest | 6/25/17 | Photos by Patrick Hughes Electric Forest wrapped up its first weekend in Rothbury, Michigan, yesterday, keeping on with the trend that the festival continually outdoes itself. The diverse lineup welcomes fans of all types to gather in celebration of music and also allows for a number of awesome sit-ins and collaborations to take place across the festival’s course. On Sunday night, up-and-coming jam band Spafford amplified The Observatory with their improv-driven, seven-song set. Toward the end of Spafford’s set, Umphrey’s McGee keyboardist Joel Cummins joined in on the fun for fan-favorite “All In.” Spafford and Umphrey’s have shared the stage before, as Umphrey’s tapped Spafford to support they’re extensive tour earlier in the year. You can watch most of Spafford’s set in the live-feed video below:Here’s a close up of the collaboration, by Jeremy Bullard:Setlist: Spafford | Electric Forest | Rothbury, Michigan | 6/25/17Set: Electric Taco Stand > Dis Go In 5? > Electric Taco Stand, People, All In [ 1 ], Mind’s Unchained, Backdoor Funk[ 1 ]: With Joel Cummins of Umphrey’s McGeeDon’t miss Spafford’s late-night Baker’s Dozen show at B.B. King’s in NYC immediately following Phish on 8/5. Limited tickets available here. Load remaining imageslast_img read more

March 2

Pretty Lights Announces Episodic Festivals In New Hampshire And Texas

first_imgForegoing a more traditional touring schedule in lieu of “Episodic Festivals” across the country for the second year, Pretty Lights has been on a tear. Thus far, the DJ and producer and his latest project, Pretty Lights Live, have announced a number of these festivals across the U.S.—with upcoming dates at The Gorge in Washington and Huntington Bank Pavilion at Northerly Island in Chicago—in addition to their return Red Rocks Amphitheatre in Colorado and their inaugural destination event in Puerto Rico dubbed Island of Light. Today, more good news arrived for fans with the announcement of Episodic Festivals 9 and 10, which will take place in New Hampshire and Texas, respectively.EXCLUSIVE: Pretty Lights Details The Vision Behind NOLA Pop-Up Parade, Shares Insight On New AlbumEpisode 9 will take place at Bank of NH Pavilion in Gilford, New Hampshire on September 15th and 16th. In addition to the headlining Pretty Lights Live performances, Episodic Festival 9 will also feature performances by Ganja White Night, Opiuo, Twiddle, Exmag, Jade Cicada, and Maddy O’Neal. For the second announcement, Pretty Lights’ 10th Episodic Festival will go down in New Braunsfel, Texas, on September 29th and 30th and will similarly feature Ganja White Night, Opiuo, Jade Cicada, and Maddy O’Neal. Manic Focus and Resonant Frequency have also been tapped for the Texas dates in lieu of Twiddle and Exmag.Pretty Lights Announces Lineup And Location For Island Of Light This WinterFor Episodic Festivals 9 and 10, two-day general admission tickets will be available in addition to VIP experiences and lodging options. Tickets for the both these two-day festivals go fan pre-sale on Wednesday, July 12th at 12 pm (EST) / 11 am (CT). You can access the pre-sale by joining Pretty Lights’ newsletter here. The general on-sale for these newly announced dates begins on Friday, July 14th, at 10 am (local).[Photo: Phierce Photo]last_img read more

March 2

Drewcifer, Featuring Members Of Railroad, Stringdusters, And More, Announce September Run

first_imgLast April, Drewcifer made their debut run. The supergroup band—featuring Andrew Altman of Railroad Earth, Andy Falco of the Infamous Stringdusters, David Butler of Guster and Marco Benevento, and Kevin Kendrick of Joe Russo—made quite the splash for their initial performance. Since then, the members of the project have been wrapped up with other projects, leaving many to speculate whether this was a one-off collaboration. Today, Drewcifer announced that the group will return for a string of performances at the end of September while Railroad Earth is on a brief break ahead of their fall festival tour, which will see Railroad hit California’s Hangtown Music Festival and Arkansas’s Hillberry Festival. EXCLUSIVE: Railroad Earth’s Andrew Altman On His New Single, Staying Sharp With Musical VarietyDrewcifer has just announced four dates falling across September 20th through 23rd, which will see the all-star side project travel to Washington, DC; Philadelphia, PA; Dewey Beach, DE; and Stanhope, NJ. You can check out the dates for this special collaboration’s upcoming run below, plus check out this video of the supergroup in action below.Upcoming Drewcifer 2017 Dates9.20 Gypsy Sally’s – Washington D.C.9.21 Ardmore Music Hall – Philadelphia, PA9.22 Rusty Rudder – Dewey Beach, DE9.23 Stanhope House – Stanhope, NJlast_img read more

March 2

Joe Russo’s Almost Dead Lays All-Time Great 2nd Set On Brooklyn Bowl For Night 3 [Photos/Videos]

first_imgLast night, “more-than-just-a” cover band Joe Russo’s Almost Dead continued their two-weekend, six show run on their “home floor,” Brooklyn Bowl. The band made a powerful statement as they brought their 2017 “Fall Ball” to its midpoint, sending their rabid New York fans back to regular life fully satiated for a few days, while still leaving room to one-up themselves when they do it all again next weekend.Joe Russo’s Almost Dead Debuts Bob Dylan Cover At Night 2 Of NYC Run [Video]After easing into the show’s first set with a blues-y jam, the band dove into “I Need A Miracle,” followed smoothly by “New Speedway Boogie.” The music never stopped for the rest of the set, as Russo and company welcomed frequent saxophone stand-in Stuart Bogie for “Playing In The Band,” “Eyes of the  World” (featuring a particularly memorable Marco Benevento solo), and a tease-filled “Dancing In The Streets.” From there, JRAD launched into a grade-A “Brown Eyed Woman” featuring full-band “Eyes” and “Throwin’ Stones” teases before landing in a heart-felt “Stella Blue” jam to close the first frame.Joe Russo’s Almost Dead Pays Tribute To Tom Petty In NYC [Video]Bogie came out with the rest of the band to start set two, and would wind up sticking around for the rest of the show. The incredible extended second set saw the band go “far out” on just 4 songs (or three plus a “jam,” depending on how you scored it). The began with an “Uncle John’s Band” that saw Bogie layer in lines on the tenor sax, flute, and clarinet. The tune was preceded by a “Some Like It Hot” (The Power Station) Tease/Jam (which was continually referenced throughout the set) as well as a “Duo Jam” centered around Benevento/Russo Duo favorite  “Becky.”Full Audio: Joe Russo’s Almost Dead Plays “Becky”, Welcomes Alecia Chakour At The CapEventually, Russo steered the extended set opener into “The Other One,” another extended outing that touched on tunes by The Doors, Led Zeppelin, and Pink Floyd. The jam that came out of “The Other One” eventually shifted gears into an instrumental jam “Cryptical Envelopment,” marking the first time the band played the song as an instrumental. Finally, the band kicked into the “Terrapin Station Suite,” a complex and powerful exclamation point on an unforgettable set. A celebratory “Samson & Delilah” encore officially put the third of six Fall ’17 JRAD Brooklyn Bowl shows in the books.JRAD at Brooklyn Bowl is its own unique kind of beast. After all, the band was born at the Williamsburg concert venue/bowling alley/fried chicken joint, playing their first show as a one-off Dead tribute in 2013. The fan reaction was ecstatic, and things have grown immensely from there, as the band has become a nationally touring act playing high-profile festival dates and headlining at large venues nationwide including Red Rocks and, due to weather during their first Red Rocks attempt, their first arena show at 1st Bank Center in Colorado. Understandably, demand is off the charts whenever Russo, Benevento, Tom Hamilton, Scott Metzger, and Dave Dreiwitz announce a set of shows at Brooklyn Bowl, where they continue to consistently play extended runs.Despite the fact that the price is essentially twice as high as most other shows at the venue, the shows typically sell out within a matter of seconds. The band could easily fill much larger venues in the city, but with the intimate relationship the band has forged with Brooklyn Bowl and the unlimited devotion of their hometown fans, Joe Russo’s Almost Dead at the Bowl will surely remain a “thing” long past the point when that particular cocoon should have been outgrown–And we’re totally cool with that. Scoring tickets might get harder and harder, but once you get inside, it all makes sense. There’s truly nothing quite like a JRAD show at Brooklyn Bowl.Joe Russo’s Almost Dead continues their 6-night “Fall Ball” run with three more sold-out shows at Brooklyn Bowl this coming Thursday, Friday, and Saturday. The shows will be webcasted via nugs.tv. For more information on the shows and the streams, head to the band’s website.Watch pro-shot video of each set opener from last night’s JRAD show at Brooklyn Bowl below via Nugs.tv:Jam > “I Need A Miracle”“Uncle John’s Band”Below, check out a gallery of beautiful photos from the performance via photographer Andrew Blackstein.SETLIST: Joe Russo’s Almost Dead | Brooklyn Bowl | Brooklyn, NY | 10/7/17 Set One (9:34PM – 11:03PM)Jam ->I Need A Miracle ->New Speedway Boogie ->Playing In The Band @ >Eyes Of The World @ % ->Dancing In The Streets @ ^ ->Brown Eyed Women & ->Stella Blue JamSet Two (11:36PM – 1:01AM)Uncle John’s Band @#$ +The Other One @ ++ >Cryptical Envelopment Jam @@ >Terrapin Station Suite @#$ ##Encore:Samson & Delilah @ *Notes:@ – With Stuart Bogie on Tenor Sax# – With Stuart Bogie on Flute$ – With Stuart Bogie on Clarinet% – With a Marco Solo that evolved into a Marco/Tommy Duet, a DD Bass Solo & the circa 1973 ending in 7, not played since (I think) 2013-01-26 at Brooklyn Bowl, a gap of 122 shows.^ – With “Shortnin’ Bread” (James Whitcomb Riley), “Hoedown” (Aaron Copeland) Teases (MB) and an “Inspector Gadget” Theme (Shuki Levy and Haïm Saban) Tease (Band)& – With Throwing Stones and Eyes of the World Jams / Teases (Band)+ – Proceeded by a “Some Like It Hot” (The Power Station) Tease / Jam. That tune was continually referenced throughout the set. Also included a Duo Jam, and a “Becky” (Benevento Russo Duo) Jam++ – With a “Roadhouse Blues” (The Doors) Jam, A “How Many More Times” (Led Zeppelin) Jam, a “Money” (Pink Floyd) [email protected]@ – First Time Played by Almost Dead as an Instrumental, with a St. Stephen Tease (SM) and an Uncle John’s Band Tease (DD)## – With a The Wheel Jam, a Swingtown Jam (led by MB) & a “Some Like It Hot” (Power Station) Tease* – With a “Battle Hymn of the Republic” (Julia Ward Howe) Tease (Stuart Bogie)[Cover photo – Andrew Blackstein]Joe Russo’s Almost Dead | Brooklyn Bowl | Brooklyn, NY | 10/7/17 | Photos: Andrew Blackstein Load remaining imageslast_img read more