first_imgWhile Radiohead‘s 9th studio album is yet-to-be-finished, Thom Yorke has remained busy with other recording projects. “Beautiful People” is a collaboration between the Radiohead frontman and English electronic producer Mark Pritchard. The combination of synth-pop, ambient sounds with Yorke’s eerie vocals tend nicely to the melancholy track, and might possibly give a taste of what we can expect from the singer’s most contemporary mind-space.If this track is any indication of what the songwriter has been up to, we are indeed interested in hearing more of what he’ll sound like when reunited with his full band. Check it out:“Beautiful People” is coming in off Pritchard’s upcoming album Under The Sun due out May 13. [via NME]last_img read more


first_imgSome tragic news out of Buenos Aires, Argentina today, as we’ve learned that a number of attendees for the Time Warp Festival were either found dead or in critical condition earlier this weekend. The festival ran from April 15-16, where five individuals between the ages of 20 and 30 lost their lives during the event. Additionally, another five were hospitalized, with four being reported as critical.Time Warp is an electronic music festival, which started in Germany and spread all over the world. The festival has taken place in Brooklyn, NY for the last two years as well. Argentina’s edition featured sets from Barem, Chris Liebing, Deep Mariano, Luciano, Ricardo Villalobos, and more.The festivities were cancelled for Saturday night in the wake of these tragic losses, with the festival sharing the following message of condolences:Expresamos nuestro más sentido pésame a las familias y amigos de las personas que fallecieron. Tomará un tiempo determinar la causa de esta tragedia. El festival de esta noche está cancelado.Tan pronto como sea posible haremos saber la forma de reembolso de los tickets de esta noche. Les pedimos mantener en sus oraciones y pensamientos a los seres queridos de estas personas.We express our deepest condolences to the families and friends of the people who passed away. The cause of this tragedy will take some time to determine. The show is cancelled for tonight.We will let you know as soon as possible how you can refund the ticket for tonight. We ask that you keep the loved ones of these people in our thoughts and prayers.[Via Fox News Latino]last_img read more


first_imgCurrently in the midst of a heart-pounding spring tour, Widespread Panic has hit the ground running throughout the first part of 2016. The band has been touring relentless, breathing fire into their originals – new and old – as well as some choice covers.This was no exception back in February, when the band hit the Chrysler Hall Theatre in Norfolk, VA. There, they busted out a potent cover of Jimi Hendrix’s “Machine Gun,” with furious guitarwork from the one and only Jimmy Herring. The band brought the tune into War’s “Four Cornered Room” for an unbelievable 15 minutes of music.Thankfully, the band has shared pro-shot footage of their “Machine Gun > Four Cornered Room.” Dig it below:last_img read more


first_imgDespite having to cancel an entire day due to some severe weather that left Randall’s Island in a state of desolate mud-pits, the first two days of Governors Ball 2016 were an overwhelming success. Gathering over 60,000 people from New York City and beyond, the sold-out event carried the likes of many different genres catering to many different taste buds throughout.Every festival-goer’s inner-90’s-baby was in pure throwback heaven between headlining acts from The Strokes, The Killers, and Death Cab For Cutie. Every intensive music enthusiast was thoroughly impressed by the performances of Beck, Thundercat, and Father John Misty. The pop-driven, dance-party seeking, new-to-the-scene youngsters were drawn to the stages of Mac Miller, Purity Ring, and Jamie XX. And there goes a special shout-out to the mixed crowds of De La Soul, Miguel, and M83. Not a disappointing set went by, as the melting pot of music hosted four stages of ongoing delight.Attendees were devastated to hear of the unfortunate falling of the third day. Performers like Kanye West, Courtney Barnett, Gary Clark Jr., Chet Faker, Vince Staples, and a secret show from Prophets of Rage were all scheduled, and consequently cancelled due to the severe weather that had drenched NYC hours before.However, those who stayed on top of Twitter learned that many of these artists would be performing last minute shows amongst the area. With Courtney Barnett at Rough Trade, Two Door Cinema Club at The Music Hall of Williamsburg, Vic Mensa at Webster Hall, and probably more unscheduled surprise shows (including an unsuccessful 2AM Kanye West street show that resulted in near riots), fans had plenty of exciting options for the evening. Of the greatest things to come out of the disappointment of Sunday’s loss was a surprise Prophets of Rage show at Greenpoint’s Warsaw, which sold out almost immediately, bringing together the supergroup made up 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 together for their third-ever live performance.While the tastes of Friday and Saturday’s memories remain, enjoy a few of these video highlights as well as a full gallery below:Beck Covers Prince’s Raspberry Beret 6/3/16:Beck then tells the story of when he met Prince while receiving a Grammy, then plays “Loser”The Strokes [Full Set]All photos courtesy of Bahram Foroughi: Load remaining imageslast_img read more


first_imgAllen stone singing back pocket w TheoPosted by Vulfpeck on Tuesday, August 2, 2016 When Vulfpeck isn’t being Vulfpeck, Theo Katzman is still shredding stages with his rock-star moves. A drummer, a guitarist, a singer, and songwriter, Katzman is a full-time resident of Los Angeles and makes the musical rounds when his free-time allots for it.Last night, Allen Stone had his second of three sold out shows at Troubadour in West Hollywood, and the Vulf joined in for a surprising rendition of Thrill of the Arts‘s “Back Pocket”. A song Katzman would normally sing with his own band, Stone performed the parts gloriously and complete with a rocking band, a full horns section, and who looks to be Joey Dosik (a frequent collaborator of Vulfpeck) on keys. The entire band is on point, as they harmoniously nod their musical tones of appreciation to the phenomenon that is Vulfpeck.Let us all sit back and marvel the beauty: Allen Stone returns to Troubadour tonight for another sold out show.last_img read more


first_imgJust a few weeks ago, Yonder Mountain String Band wrapped up an incredible Northwest String Summit festival in Oregon. The band performed numerous times, but the set that left fans talking was Yonder’s tribute to Pink Floyd. The set included a full performance of the classic album Animals, with additional accompaniment from drummer Jay Elliot, and keyboardist Asher Fulero.Thanks to Yonder, EPIC Creative & Jamgrass TV, we have pro-shot footage of the band’s incredible cover of the song “Pigs (Three Different Ones).” Watch and enjoy, below.You can also check out Yonder covering “Dogs”, “Sheep”, and “Wish You Were Here” by following the respective links.last_img read more


first_imgLoad remaining images The funk was in full force at the Charleston Music Hall earlier this week, as the James Brown Band reunited in celebration of the Godfather himself, James Brown. The 12-piece band ran through an incredible set of music for fans, treating them to hits like “Papa’s Got A Brand New Bag,” “It’s A New Day,” “Pass The Peas” and so many more.After a number of songs to get the crowd rocking, legendary NOLA funkers George Porter Jr. and Ivan Neville appeared, inciting the crowd’s cheers. With Porter Jr. and Neville, the band let loose on a Meters’ big hit, “Cissy Strut.” Of course, Porter Jr. was a member of the classic funk quartet, and Ivan Neville is the nephew of founding member Art Neville.The band then went into a marathon of James Brown hits, like “It’s A Man’s Man’s Man’s World,” “Payback,” “Cold Sweat,” “Body Heat,” “Super Bad,” “I Feel Good,” “Soul Power,” “Sex Machine” and “Gimme Some More.” Wow! Vocalist Elise Testone joined in on “Man’s World” and “Payback” too, only adding to the magic of the night.Fortunately, photographer Ellison White was on hand to provide pictures from the performance. Check out the setlist and the full gallery, below.Setlist: James Brown Band at Charleston Music Hall, Charleston, SC – 9/14/16Intro/Jam, Hot Pants Road, Ain’t It Funky, Make It Funky, Get Up Offa That Thing, Papa’s Got A Brand New Bag, Papa Don’t Take No Mess, Get On The Good Foot, It’s A New Day, Give It Up Turn It Loose, I Got The Feeling, I Know You Got Soul, Pass The Peas, Doing It To Death, Cissy Strut*, I’ll Go Crazy*, It’s A Man’s Man’s Man’s World*, Payback*, Cold Sweat*, Body Heat*, Super Bad*, I Feel Good*, Soul Power*, Sex Machine*, Gimme Some More** = w/ George Porter Jr., Ivan Nevillelast_img read more


first_imgComing hot off of three national tours in 2016, jamtronica act Tweed has just dropped their first studio release, The Chunky Life. Blending styles from Daft Punk to Rage Against The Machine and Phish to the New Deal, Tweed shows they’re not afraid to get a little weird when layering a track. Unexpected twists pepper The Chunky Life bringing some of the best highlights of a live Tweed show to your personal music player.Tweed rolls into the first track on The Chunky Life, “Big Sky,” with a tight bass groove laid down in synergy by bassist Dan McDonald and keyboardist Jon Tomczak. Once the song opens up it really makes you want to dance, with the heavy hitting beats of drummer Joe Vela balanced by AJ DiBiase’s alternation between lead and rhythm guitar. Vocals on this track are really strong unlike many bands in this genre. A solid kick off.One thing noticeable as you dig deeper into The Chunky Life, is how Tweed has intentionally translated their live sound to studio recordings—a high level of energy dominates the tracks with plenty of variation to keep it interesting. The band comes together for tight comprehensive jams with funky transitions that cross the boundary between albums like Lotus’ self-titled release and The Disco Biscuits’ Otherwise Law Abiding Citizens.On nearly every track, bassist Dan McDonald delivers thick rolling bass grooves punctuated with funk reminiscent of The New Deal’s Dan Kurtz. With a style that’s distinctly Tweed, AJ shreds unique solos on guitar, shining through in tracks “Loup-Garou” and “You.” His vocals are clear, smooth and perfectly accented by backup from the band and some awesome call and response with Jon, the resident synth wizard. Joe Vela lays down the drums with pristine precision throwing down a pocket that is both driving and laid back.Tweed finishes in their truest form with “Loup-Garou,” starting with a super dancey funk rhythm that drops off about halfway through into a dark and spacy jam. Nearly threatening to drive you off the rails, AJ’s guitar comes screaming through to pull you back in for the final stretch of the song, showing that Tweed can get weird while maintaining style.Overall Tweed’s first studio release is an action-packed thrill ride full of depth and high energy moments. Every element that makes a live Tweed show special is represented on The Chunky Life with the smooth finesse Tweed brought to the studio. I think it’s a good sign that I couldn’t help but listen to the EP multiple times through on my first sitting and I am now living. the. chunky. life.last_img read more


first_imgThough John Mayer has spent the last few months very gratefully with Dead & Company, the guitarist made his first appearance supporting his solo music last weekend at the Roots Picnic in New York, NY. Mayer’s guitarwork was spot on, perhaps fueled by his newfound influence and training in the Grateful Dead world. Not only that, but his rhythm section was as tight as could be, especially with bassist Pino Palladino and The Roots behind him.Fortunately, a full length video of Mayer’s performance has emerged on YouTube, capturing the guitarist’s short but sweet set with the band. Mayer played a few of his original songs, including “Paper Doll,” “Waiting on the World to Change,” and “Gravity,” before treating fans to a cover of Bill Withers’ “Ain’t No Sunshine.” He also stayed and accompanied on The Roots’ “You Got Me” to close out his first run. Mayer would appear later in the night to accompany The Roots and D’Angelo, as well.The Roots Bring D’Angelo, John Mayer, Common, Dave Chappelle, and Rahzel To Roots Picnic [Review/Videos]Watch the full Mayer set below, courtesy of moeROCKinFRee on YouTube.last_img read more


first_imgLast weekend, Connecticut funk-fusion outfit Kung Fu held their annual Toys For Tots benefit at the storied Toad‘s Place in New Haven, Connecticut. The event has become a cherished tradition in the Elm City music scene, collecting tens of thousands of dollars worth of toys for kids at the New Haven Children’s Hospital. The sixth year took the cake for being the best yet, with a “Tribute to Hip-Hop” featuring MC Jack Brown from Sophistafunk, The Funky Dawgz Horns, Elizabeth Dillinger and Johnny Durkin from Deep Banana Blackout on percussion.Explains guitarist Tim Palmieri of the event, “We collect toys to distribute to kids at Yale children’s hospital on Christmas to brighten their spirits with whatever is ailing them. It’s been getting bigger every year to the point that we rent a trailer just to deliver the [toy] donations. We are happy to spread joy and give back using our music as a catalyst for charity. Although not medicine, it’s still something that can help alleviate and bring cheer to those kids being in a hospital on Christmas Day.”Watch the full set below, featuring hip-hop classics like “Cool Like That”, “Mo Money Mo Problems”, and “Let Me Clear My Throat”.Kung Fu & Friends @ 11/23/16:Fight The PowerRegulateWoo HahIt takes twoDon’t Sweat The TechniqueThe MessageInsane in the BrainCool Like ThatMo Money Mo ProblemsEncore:EncoreShow Me What you gotLet Me Clear My ThroatChanges Load remaining imageslast_img read more