Panorama continued at Randall’s Island Park yesterday with another diverse lineup. After the great success of day 1, Panorama chugged along with some incredible performances from Anderson .Paak & The Free Nationals and The National, as well as an explosive set by hip hops brightest shining star, Kendrick Lamar.The day started with a smorgasbord of up-and-comers, with Caveman, Museum of Love, Horse Meat Disco, and Oh Wonder all putting in impressive early performances. However, the real meat of the day started around 4pm. Tokimonsta definitely threw it down at the Parlor stage, while Foals showed their live prowess on the Panorama main stage. Foals turned in a particularly impressive set, as the British indie/dance rockers showed just why they are so huge over in Europe. When you headline Glastonbury, you learn a thing or two about playing at a festival, and the band showcased their fun, dance-rock vibes to a blissed out audience, even with the oppressive heat.After Foals, Anderson .Paak & The Free Nationals took the Pavilion stage, and they lit the tent on fire with their super high energy. Anderson .Paak himself was brilliant, moving between rapping and crooning and playing the drums with power and confidence. The set seemlessly moved from hip hop to jazz fusion to r&b, and it’s easy to see why this group has been featured on so many festival lineups this year. Anderson .Paak was so excited to play in New York, he made several mentions of how much he loves playing there, and showed a playfulness with his band that most band leaders can only dream of. The future is bright for Anderson .Paak, and we can’t wait to see what he has in store moving forward.The Lab is unlike any art installation ever presented at a music festival. We learned all about it when we interviewed the project’s curator, Justin Bolognino from META.is, and it certainly did not disappoint. With a huge line out the door stretching across the festival grounds, The Lab has proven to be a wild success at Panorama. It has several interactive pieces to explore, ranging from a giant inflatable piece that is hooked up to a moog synthesizer to a pinball machine hooked up with sensors that react as you play the game. The most impressive part, however, was The Dome, where viewers were encouraged to lay on the ground and look up at a huge IMAX-esque screen with an unbelievable, out-of-this-world video experience that needs to bee seen to be fully understood. Do what you can to make it into The Lab before the festival is over, as you won’t find this experience anywhere else.Back at the Pavilion, Flosstradamus absolutely threw it down during their set, mixing hip hop, trap, and dubstep to create an extremely fun experience for Panorama. Flosstradamus aren’t necessarily breaking any new ground with their music, and they played a lot of other people’s songs during their set, but their penchant for turning dumb songs into festival bangers and their love for marijuana had the crowd going wild for the entirety of their set.The National took the stage to huge anticipation, and were met with wild applause after each song. The band is only playing a handful of tourdates this summer, and, without an album of originals to plug, turned in a career-spanning set. The band turned in a perfect sunset-set, and really picked things up towards the end with passionate, rocking versions of “Mr. November” and “Terrible Love”.Kaytranada had a high-profile set that most people couldn’t even get into. Issues getting into the tiny, enclosed Parlor tent were an issue yesterday for DJ Khaled, and the same problem prevented several fans from being able to see the highly anticipated set by the Canadian DJ. For what it’s worth, people who were able to get in were raving about the high energy set that featured material from the artists celebrated debut album 99.9%.Finally, the day came to a close with an epic set from Kendrick Lamar. Taking the stage with his impressively jazzy band, King Kendrick worked through tracks from all three of his albums. Mixing in classics like “Bitch, Don’t Kill My Vibe”, “Swimming Pool (Drank)”, and “m.A.A.d. city (part II)” with newer tracks like “untitled 07 | 2014 – 2016”, and “For Free?”, Kendrick never slowed down, constantly keeping the energy high and engaging the crowd. A particularly jazzy take on “These Walls” was perhaps the highlight of the show, while mega hit “King Kunta” took the crowd into the stratosphere. However, it was the set-closing performance of “Alright” that really impressed, with Kendrick referring to all the violence in the world and letting everyone in the audience know that things would be ok. The crowd knew “Alright” was coming, and started chanting the song’s “We gon’ be alright!” refrain even before the song started. The chant turned into a call and response between the left and right sides of the audience, leaving Kendrick in awe before he started the song proper.Kendrick was a fitting way to end a strong second day of Panorama. The festival concludes today with sets from Nathaniel Rateliff & the Night Sweats, Kurt Vile & The Violators, Run The Jewels, Grace Potter, Holy Ghost!, Sia, A$AP Rocky, and a huge homecoming show for LCD Soundsystem!Photos by Chad Anderson. Full gallery: Load remaining images
Full EOTO Tour Schedule:Enter To Win Tickets:[cover photo courtesy of Brian Spady – Spady Photography] SCI’s Michael Travis and Jason Hann are bringing their improv-based dubstep project to Brooklyn Bowl on Wednesday, September 14th (purchase tickets here). The group is ready to hit the road for a run of dates and will bring their live and improvised set to the Williamsburg venue along with Oakland, CA-based duo Dimond Saints.Their off-the-cuff style, combining live production and instrumentation, with roots in house, dubstep and electro, has given both Travis and Hann the ability to explore their clear love of dance music in an open forum. EOTO brings a fresh show to the stage each and every night this is not to be missed.Purchase tickets here, or scroll down to enter to win a pair.
A new interview with Derek Trucks came out this morning, where the slide guitarist talks about an upcoming CD/DVD that is set to release this spring featuring one of Tedeschi Trucks Band‘s performances from earlier this year. While originally planned as a compilation, Trucks explains, “the second night in Oakland felt so good we decided to make the live album that one show, and the film is us playing but also us on the road. I watched it a few times and feel like it’s a petty honest depiction of us. I like it.”Trucks also told Herald-Tribune that he is not interested in any reunion of the Allman Brothers Band, but would instead love to play with former member and co-founding Allman Brothers guitarist/vocalist Dickey Betts. “I always think about Dickey when the (Sunshine Music Festival) shows come up,” expresses Trucks. “I will definitely reach out to him. It’s that time.”The full interview, which talks about the Allman Brothers, Tedeschi Trucks and more, can be found here.
Pink Talking Fish brought their full bodied experience to New Hampshire over the weekend. The hybrid tribute fusion band, which performs the music of Pink Floyd, Talking Heads, and Phish, is comprised of Eric Gould on bass, Dave Brunyak on guitar, Zack Burwick on drums, and Richard James on keys. Friday night experienced a sold out crowd at 3S Artspace in Portsmouth, with Saturday’s sold out performance at the Flying Monkey Movie House & Performance Center in Plymouth. Both shows simply ripped the audience to shreds from dancing their asses off during the blistering performances.The crowd was packed at 3S Artspace, and the band started off the night with a banging version of The Talking Heads “Nothing But Flowers” before flowing into Phish’s “Mike’s Song.” Brunyak went into a spacey jam, taking the audience on a magic carpet ride of majestic tones that wouldn’t quit, as Gould provided a solid backdrop of bass dynamics. Without hesitation, Pink Floyd’s “Time” reared its head, with Burwick lending deep drums as the song was introduced onto the set. James positioned gentle keys into the tune, building it up ever so slowly.The endless melodies streamed into a catchy “Simple” before cooling off the soaked venue with “Fearless.” James eased into a psychedelic “Psycho Killer” which quickly prompted full blown audience participation, as many of the lyrics were blasted out with arms raised in the air. Tinges of guitar, coupled with bass that lingered for days, held the flow together, as Burwick retained a solid beat in the back end.“Wish You Were Here” was teased before flowing into David Bowie’s “Space Oddity.” The playful back and forth between the two songs amazed the audience, not knowing when the next flip flop in the mashup would occur. It was a masterful performance with the two melodies before closing out first set with “Weekapaug Groove.”After a quick set break, “Shine On You Crazy Diamond” brought fans back in from the cool night air, as teases of Black Sabbath and “I Want My MTV” were sprinkled in with the opener before rolling into “Maze.” “Found A Job” teased “Dove” by Cymande. If you weren’t paying attention, it was easy to miss.“Hey You” rolled in and out of “Golden Age” and “Thank You For Sending Me An Angel,” which teased “Runaway Jim.” The hits kept coming as “Pigs (3 Different Ones),” “Sand,” fan favorite “This Must Be the Place,” and “Harry Hood” filled out the rest of second set. Encore featured a bluesy “Seamus,” with James on vocals, followed by Phish’s “Sleeping Monkey,” bringing the show to a close.Night two of their New Hampshire run was to a sold out crowd at the Flying Monkey. Before the band took to the stage, frisbees and flying monkey sling shot stuffed animals were thrown out to the crowd, getting the venue amped up for the evening’s performance. The band opened with “Possum” before edging into Pink Floyd’s “Breathe,” which cooled off the high energy swirling around the theater. Filling in for keys on Saturday was Jordan Giangreco of The Breakfast. He added a touch of multicolored, deep tones, and held down the vocals for the song, before the notes morphed into Phish’s “Cities,” with Brunyak taking over on vocals. The Phish theme continued with an extended steamy “Stash.” Jazzy tones danced around the melody and the crowd provided full audience participation with belted out lyrics.Throughout the show, visual imagery splashed around on a huge screen behind the band, creating a heady experience for the crowd. Pink Floyd cropped up with “Have A Cigar” before busting into an electrified, bass heavy “Making Flippy Floppy” that teased Phish’s “Rift” before sliding back in to wrap up “Making Flippy Floppy.” The surprises continued as they slammed into a full on “Rift.” “Run Like Hell” got down and dirty with slinking keys, throbbing bass beats, and tight drums that pulled the melody together. “Big Business” took listeners on a winding jam full of trippy vibes on the keys, which took the song wide open with exploratory tones throughout. The guys were clearly having a blast on stage, along with a pumped up audience, as first set came to a close.After a quick set break,”Girlfriend is Better” woke the venue up again. A spicy jam was incorporated into the tune before they strolled into “No Men In No Man’s Land.” A tasty “Astronomy Domine” filled the air before an energetic “Life During Wartime” took over.Another genius flip flop mashup commanded the set as they ebbed from “You Enjoy Myself” into “Dogs” and back and forth again. Crammed with nuggets of delicate tones, spirited, trippy vibes that circled around the venue, and splashes of keys that went on for days, fans were naturally going nuts. Brushes of cymbal, coupled with slight strums of the guitar, helped build up the energy during the never-ending jam. Brunyak had no fear holding the notes for an extended period of time, making the crowd go wild and begging for more. The Talking Heads “Crosseyed and Painless” creeped in as dancing images of David Byrne dashed across the screen behind them, bringing second set to a close. The immensely energetic evening encored with “Run Like An Antelope,” wrapping up one hell of a hot weekend run.For more information on Pink Talking Fish, along with a full rundown of their tour dates, please visit their official website.Setlist: Pink Talking Fish | 3S Artspace | Portsmouth, NH | 2/17/17Set 1: Nothing But Flowers>Mike’s Song>Time>Wild, Wild Life>Simple>Fearless*>Steam>Psycho Killer**>Wish You Were Here/Space Oddity Mashup>Weekapaug GrooveSet 2: Shine On You Crazy Diamond***%>Maze, Found A Job%%, Hey You>Golden Age>Thank You For Sending Me An Angel%%%, Pigs (3 Different Ones)***>Sand, This Must Be The Place (Naive Melody), Harry HoodEncore: Seamus, Sleeping Monkey*w/ Bug lyrics and melody blended into the end of Fearless**w/ Exodus tease***w/ Black Sabbath tease% w/ “I Want My MTV” lyric%% w/ Dove by Cymande tease%%% w/ Runaway Jim teaseSetlist: Pink Talking Fish | Flying Monkie Movie House & Performance Center | Plymouth, NH | 2/18/17Set 1: Possum>Breathe>Cities, Stash, Have A Cigar>Making Flippy Floppy*>Rift, Run Like Hell>Big BusinessSet 2: Girlfriend Is Better>No Men In No Man’s Land>Astronomy Domine>Life During Wartime, You Enjoy Myself>Dogs>You Enjoy Myself>Dogs, Crosseyed And PainlessEncore: Run Like An Antelope*w/ Rift teaseWords and Photography by Sarah Bourque. 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Fu*k 2016: A Tribute To Musicians We Lost ft. members of Turkuaz + The Motet plus special guests Khris Royal, Maurice “Mobetta” Brown, Steveland Swatkins, D.J. Williams & Danny Mayer w/ RumpleSTEELskin & The London Souls @ The Howlin’ Wolf – 12 AM [Tickets] ***Update: The gates are now open, and Pitbull will not perform his previously-scheduled set. Updated cubes can be found here.***Heavy weather is heading to New Orleans right now, and the gates to Jazz Fest will delay their opening. According to The Weather Channel, the national weather service has issued tornado watch 181 in effect until 3PM this afternoon. There are also alerts our for wind advisory, special marine warning, and small craft advisory issued in the vicinity. Thunderstorms are expected to start at 11AM and last through 9PM.As a result, Jazz Fest will delay their opening until further notice. With headlining performances from Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers, Lorde, Maceo Parker, and performances from Dr. John and the Gris-Gris Krewe, Elle King, and so many more, we have our fingers crossed for a safe passing of the storm.Tonight’s late-night shows will still go on, so rest up and get ready to boogie all night long! Check out our Official L4LM Guide To Jazz Fest After Dark and see below for tonight’s activities.***Sunday, April 30***
Breaking Biscuits, comprised of Break Science’s Borahm Lee (keyboards and synthesizer) and Adam Deitch (drums) alongside The Disco Biscuits’ Aron Magner (keyboards) and Marc Brownstein (bass), brought one groove-heavy jam after another to The Westcott Theater in Syracuse, NY, on Thursday night. For those looking to get down, this collaboration – which originally premiered as part of last year’s wildly popular Brooklyn Comes Alive – is sure to please.Opening with “The Horror,” a RJD2 track off the 2002 album, “Deadringer,” fans knew rather quickly that this would be a unique night of live electronic music. With lots of experimentation and improvisation from each of the four members, a standout cover of Air’s “Moon Safari” had folks in the crowd cheering for more, while a playful take on “Little Fluffy Clouds,” a single released by the British ambient-house group The Orb, was greeted with smiles and nods of approval.The interplay between Lee and Magner was simply flawless. Between the dizzying array of keyboards, synthesizers, samplers, and other electronics, it was pleasantly difficult to try and distinguish which killer keyboardist was contributing which melodic overtones at any given time. The same goes for Deitch and Brownstein, who were locked in from start to finish, laying down funky, layered, and free-flowing rhythms as though they were seasoned band mates.While the quartet did not play any Disco Biscuits material throughout the night, Breaking Biscuits nevertheless channeled the energy and precision of the famous Philly livetronica band, paired perfectly with the house grooves and break-beats of Brooklyn’s own Break Science.With countless DJs, over-hyped MCs, and thumb-drive posers offering one pre-programmed ‘set’ of dance music after another, today’s electronica scene is swamped with sameness. Not so with Breaking Biscuits, largely because the Disco Biscuits and Break Science are composed of actual musicians playing actual instruments. For anyone with discerning musical tastes, the differences are stark.As the first night of a three-night run, Breaking Biscuits will hit again tonight at the Brooklyn Bowl and finish up on May 20th in Washington, D.C., at Gypsy Sally’s. Of special note, tonight’s show in Brooklyn will be streamed via nugs.tv, and is available for purchase here.[cover photo by @faces_of_festivals]
Load remaining images Peach Music Festival is officially underway, with a strong Thursday night for those able to get to Scranton, Pennsylvania before the weekend kicks into action. Last night, Joe Russo’s Almost Dead performed two separate sets, alongside Dopapod Orchestra, Cabinet, and Giant Panda Guerilla Dub Squad. The music rang through the mountains, as fans had the openness to explore the water park, vendors, and other activities with free range before thousands more will join over the weekend.Joe Russo’s Almost Dead headlined the main Peach Stage on Thursday night, delivering their eclectic renditions of Grateful Dead (and beyond) tunes. Thank to taper tgakidis, you can listen to both sets below:The Dopapod Orchestra featured instrumentation from various players on site, including Kung Fu drummer Adrian Tramontano, and horn players from Turkuaz.As per tradition, Cabinet returned to their hometown roots for a greatly-appreciated set of Appalachian bluegrass. You can listen to their set below, courtesy of cabinetmusic:As most attendees will join the fun today, the lineup will include headlining sets from My Morning Jacket, Lettuce with Chaka Khan, Greensky Bluegrass, Dark Star Orchestra, Jaimoe’s Jasssz Band, The Magpie Salute, Pink Talking Fish Perform Eat A Peach, Pigeons Playing Ping Pong, and so many more.The Peach Festival: Continuing The Allman Brothers Band Legacy After 2017’s Major LossesTomorrow will bring the highly anticipated tribute to Gregg Allman and Butch Trucks, two founding members of the Allman Brothers Band who passed away earlier this year. The master and former ABB keyboardist Chuck Leavell (currently with The Rolling Stones) will lead the tribute as musical director, alongside ABB members Jaimoe, Oteil Burbridge, and Marc Quinones. Butch’s nephew and Widespread Panic drummer Duane Trucks, Gregg’s son guitarist Devon Allman, former ABB guitarist Jack Pearson, rising guitarist and vocalist Marcus King, keyboardist Bruce Katz (who has toured with both Butch and Gregg’s bands, and Les Brers) Lamar Williams Jr., son of former bassist Lamar Williams and vocalist of Les Brers, guitarist Pat Bergeson of Les Brers, musical director of the Gregg Allman Band and guitarist Scott Sharrard, GAB keyboardist Pete Levin, Berry Oakley Jr., son of original ABB bassist Berry Oakley, and Butch Trucks’s son and guitarist Vaylor Trucks, will all participate in this monstrous tribute to the Allman Brothers Band.See all the fabulous acts playing Peach Music Festival on the website.Enjoy the full gallery from Thursday, courtesy of Keith Griner of Phierce Photo; follow him on IG.The Peach Music Festival | 8/10/17 | Keith Griner of Phierce Photo Load remaining images
Modern Measure is an innovative Atlanta-born electronic project composed of Kyle Holly (music production, live drums) and Charlie Thornton (music production, live sampling, bass guitar, alto sax). Since the project’s inception in 2013, the duo has quickly gained fame in the electronic dance scene and beyond for their inventive compositions and vibrant hybrid performances, which expertly fuse live instrumentation with thoughtful and precise production. However, it’s not just fans across the country who have been taking notice; Modern Measure has shared the stage and toured with the likes of Big Gigantic, The Disco Biscuits, Manic Focus, The Floozies, and, after touring with STS9, secured a spot on the jamtronica juggernaut’s independent record label, 1320 Records.Watch STS9’s Jeffree Lerner’s Live Collaboration With Modern Measure For The Song “Daze”Recently, Modern Measure showcased their versatility and creativity of the group with the recently released single “Family System”. The dynamic tune offers up nostalgic, melodic deep house ahead of an abrupt change into propulsive future bass, rife with glitchy sounds and dribbling effects. However, again underlying their penchant for the unpredictable, the song carries on this darker tone while simultaneously opening up to a spacious ending.To complement this dynamic track, today, the band has released a brand-new music video for “Family System” that plays off the song’s distinct vibes throughout. The video—shot and edited by Pedro Marashi of Insouth Productions and co-directed by Pedro and Modern Measure—shows the vibrancy of Modern Measure’s hometown of Atlanta, with gorgeous time-lapses of the city juxtaposed with more intimate footage of the band, city streets, friends, residents, and more.Modern Measure Shares Full Stream Of New Album, “For The Moment”As told by the band, “This song marks the beginning of a new creative direction for us and with the fresh explorations into new sonic territory, it felt like the right time to look back on what shaped our sound. In doing so we discovered our family, friends, and the city of Atlanta, and its culture and music scene were our main inspirations. We wanted to capture this with the video for ‘Family System’, and we think Pedro did a great job putting this feeling into images. Working with a kindred creative spirit was important to the vibe as well and we had a great time exploring our home town with him. We wouldn’t be able to do what we love without the entire Family System.”Today, Live For Live Music is proud to premiere the new music video for Modern Measure’s, “Family System”. You can check it out and the band’s upcoming tour dates for yourself below. For more information on the band, check out Modern Measure’s website or follow them on Facebook. Upcoming Modern Measure Tour Dates12/22/17 – Birmingham, AL – Winter Jam in the Ham – Zydeco12/31/17 – Englewood, CO – The Gothic Theater, w/ Boombox1/26/18 – Tucson, AZ – Gem & Jam Festival1/28/18 – Albuquerque, NM – El Rey Theater w/ STS91/30/18 – Salt Lake City, UT – The Complex w/ STS9
Lukas Nelson & Promise Of The Real are the latest act to be added to the lineup for this year’s LOCKN’ Festival. Riding the wave of success from their 2017 self-titled release, Lukas Nelson–son of Willie Nelson–and The Promise Of The Real will bring their impressive originals to the festival for the first time ever this summer. The band backed Neil Young for his politically-charged The Monsanto Years release in 2015, even touring with him until the 2016 live album Earth. After taking 2017 off, Lukas Nelson recently revealed that they’d be recording and touring with Young again in 2018. Without any official announcement from Neil’s camp yet, we’ll keep our fingers crossed for a LOCKN’ appearance.Lukas Nelson & The Promise Of The Real will join previously-announced artists Dead & Company (four sets over two days), Umphrey’s McGee (three sets over two days), Tedeschi Trucks Band (two sets over two days), Turkuaz, Lettuce (three sets over two days, including a tribute to Jerry Garcia Band), George Clinton & P-Funk, Toots & The Maytals, Pigeons Playing Ping Pong, and The Suffers. As previously reported, LOCKN’ will be making new lineup additions every day until the complete bill is released on February 8th. You can check out the artist rollout, including set times, via LOCKN’s website.LOCKN’ returns to Infinity Downs Farm from August 23rd through 26th. Tickets for the festival will go on sale at noon EST on Friday, February 9th. For more information about LOCKN’ or for ticketing, head over to the event’s website here.
The Fearless Flyers have released their second new video this week. Once again, the video release comes with barely any supporting information about the new project other than the fact that the new music will be pressed on a limited supply of 12″ vinyl–suggesting a full record is on the way.Vulfpeck bassist Joe Dart and guitarist Cory Wong team up with drummer Nate Smith and guitarist Mark Lettieri for this new project, which is produced, composed, and mixed by the “Vulfmon” himself, Jack Stratton (bandleader/multi-instrumentalist of Vulfpeck). The first taste of The Fearless Flyers, “Aces of Aces“, came coupled with Vulf Records‘ subtle (if not questionable) announcement of the band on Monday. Today’s new release starts with a cover of “Under the Sea” from The Little Mermaid and leads into their own “Flyers Drive” jam (jam!).Titled “Under the Sea / Flyers Drive”, check out the “t’chune” below:The Fearless Flyers – “Under The Sea / Flyers Drive”[Video: Vulf]“Fearless Flyers is for the KIDS,” reads the newsletter. First pressing on sale until Friday only. Head to the crowdfunding page today and reserve your own copy of whatever’s to come.