Blink-182 may no longer have Tom DeLonge in their lineup, but that hasn’t stopped the post-punk-rock group. Replacing the off-the-wall bassist with Alkaline Trio’s Matt Skiba, the band has set plans in motion to release their first studio album with the new lineup on July 1st. Titled California, the new album has the iconic drumming of Travis Barker and vocals from Mark Hoppus, but is also a brand new chapter in Blink history.To get fans excited for the new release, the band has released their first single from the new release. Check out the lyric video for “Bored To Death” below:Just three weeks after the album drops, the band will support it with a major summer tour. Hitting shows across the country, Blink-182 will play venues across the country for a 45-date tour that spans from July 22nd through October 1st. A Day to Remember, The All-American Rejects and All Time Low will support on select datesCheck out the schedule below.Blink-182 2016 Tour Dates: 07/22 – San Diego, CA @ Viejas Arena *07/23 – Las Vegas, NV @ The Joint *07/26 – El Paso, TX @ Don Haskins Center *07/28 – Oklahoma City, OK @ Chesapeake Energy Arena *07/29 – Dallas, TX @ Gexa Energy Pavilion *07/30 – San Antonio, TX @ AT&T Center *07/31 – Houston, TX @ Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion *08/02 – Atlanta, GA @ Aaron’s Amphitheatre at Lakewood *08/03 – Greenville, SC @ Bon Secours Arena *08/05 – West Palm Beach, FL @ Perfect Vodka Amphitheatre *08/06 – Tampa, FL @ Midflorida Credit Union Amphitheatre *08/08 – Nashville, TN @ Ascend Amphitheater *08/09 – Cleveland, OH @ Blossom Music Center *08/10 – Cincinnati, OH @ Riverbend Music Center *08/12 – Camden, NJ @ BB&T Pavilion #08/13 – Wantagh, NY @ Nikon at Jones Beach #08/14 – Holmdel, NJ @ PNC Bank Arts Center #08/16 – Virginia Beach, VA @ Veterans United Home Loans Amphitheater #08/19 – Boston, MA @ Xfinity Center #08/21 – Toronto, ON @ Molson Canadian Amphitheatre #08/23 – Syracuse, NY @ Lakeview Amphitheatre #08/24 – Buffalo, NY @ Darien Lake Performing Arts Center #08/25 – Scranton, PA @ The Pavilion at Montage Mountain #08/27 – Hershey, PA @ Hershey Park Pavilion #08/28 – Pittsburgh, PA @ First Niagara Pavilion #08/30 – Detroit, MI @ DTE Energy Music Theater #09/02 – Hartford, CT @ Xfinity Theater #09/03 – Bangor, ME @ Darling’s Waterfront Pavilion #09/04 – Saratoga, NY @ Saratoga Performing Arts Center #09/08 – Minneapolis, MN @ Xcel Energy Center *09/09 – Chicago, IL @ Hollywood Casino Amphitheater *09/10 – Indianapolis, IN @ Klipsch Music Center *09/11 – St. Louis, MO @ Hollywood Casino Amphitheater *09/13 – Denver, CO @ Pepsi Center *09/15 – Boise, ID @ Taco Bell Arena *09/16 – Spokane, WA @ Spokane Arena *09/17 – Seattle, WA @ Key Arena *09/18 – Vancouver, BC @ Abbotsford Centre *09/20 – Portland, OR @ Sunlight Supply Amphitheater *09/22 – Salt Lake City, UT @ Usana Amphitheatre #09/24 – Phoenix, AZ @ Ak-Chin Pavilion #09/25 – Albuquerque, NM @ Isleta Amphitheater #09/28 – San Francisco, CA @ Shoreline Amphitheater #09/29 – Irvine, CA @ Meadows Amphitheater #10/01 – Los Angeles, CA @ The Forum #* = w/ A Day to Remember and The All-American Rejects# = w/ A Day to Remember and All Time Low
Earlier this year, funk legend Aaron Neville celebrated his 75th year of life. Though Neville has been performing throughout the year, his New York fanbase has yet to throw a proper party in his honor. That all changes come August 4th, when a bevy of talents come to the Brooklyn Bowl in celebration.The show will see sets from Dr. John, Dumpstaphunk, Eric Krasno, Ivan Neville, and George Porter Jr. & The Runnin’ Pardners. Each of these artists has an intimate tie to Aaron Neville, whether its shared New Orleans heritage, work together in The Meters, or the royal NOLA family name of Neville. Expect lots of collaborations and great times all around for this magical night of music.Tickets and information can be found here, but be sure to act quickly! Tickets for a party of this caliber won’t last very long…
It’s the most wonderful time of the year! Vulfpeck just announced their 2016 studio release The Beautiful Game. The suave funk quartet has set up a Kickstarter for the album, which will be the band’s 6th studio release and perhaps their most anticipated record yet. The band’s success has totally sky-rocketed over the past year since their Thrill of the Arts LP, so for new fans of Vulf, the October 17th release can’t come soon enough.The Vulf Records release will feature a ton of new guests, including debuts from Laura Mace, Bethanni Grecynski, Jamire Williams, Michael Winogrand, Pegasus Warning, Adam Levy, and Rich Hinman. “This album’s ‘Billy Preston’,” they add, is guitarist Cory Wong. The Beautiful Game will also feature some of our favorite returning guests: keyboardist Joey Dosik from “Game Winner”, “Back Pocket” vocal contributor Christine Hucal, and of course, the “Funky Duck” himself, Antwaun Stanley.In the below video, the band occupies their studio space with Stanley with a never-before-heard song about baseball high school teams. We can’t wait to find out more about this album!
The Chris Robinson Brotherhood took over the Variety Playhouse in Atlanta, GA last Saturday, November 12th, bringing their soul-drenched rock and roll sound to the esteemed Southeastern venue. The band just released a new EP called If You Lived Here, You Would Be Home By Now, following up their full-length 2016 release, Any Way You Love, We Know How You Feel. With so much new music, not to mention an impressive back catalog filled with covers and more, the band took to the stage and delighted for a great two-set performance in Atlanta. With covers of Bob Dylan, Steppenwolf, J.J. Cale and more mixed into a setlist that touched on a ton of new material, this was a great show for all in attendance!Check out the setlist below, as well as a full gallery from EMily Butler Photography. Load remaining images
New England fans, take note! The Green River Festival is coming in hot from July 14th through the 16th, returning to Greenfield, MA for another exciting edition. Though the festival has only revealed two acts thusfar, we’re excited about both, as Joe Russo’s Almost Dead and Lake Street Dive are hitting the fun festival.According to the announcement, these are going to be the only area performances for either band throughout the summer, meaning that New England fans will have to come to Green River to catch Almost Dead and Lake Street Dive in action. We can’t wait to see what more Green River has in store.You can see the announcement artwork below, and head to the fest’s website for details.
Edit this setlist | More Bob Weir setlists[photo by @kendeee] On Saturday evening of Wanee Music Festival in the beautiful Spirit of Suwanee Music Park, Bob Weir and the Campfire Band returned to the Peach Stage to headline and close out their second night of music. Traditionally with his Campfire Band shows, Weir plays a solo acoustic segment before inviting the band to join him for the rest of the first set, then again for a second. This set was no different, only the Grateful Dead guitarist welcomed a second guitarist to the stage – to the excitement of all.After opening the set with “Two Djinn” and “Corrina,” Bob Weir brought out Phish guitarist Trey Anastasio for “Deep Elem Blues,” “Friend of the Devil,” and “Bird Song.” This led into the second-ever collaboration of Big Boat tune “Miss You.” While Weir took vocals on the collaborative debut back in Nashville with Phish last summer, Trey took the lead on this one. Pure speculation leads me to believe this song was chosen to tribute Allman Brothers drummer Butch Trucks, who was honored throughout the weekend and would normally be playing on that stage during that time.From one surprising cover to another, the duo looked at each other and nodded before going into Lady Gaga‘s pop hit “Million Reasons.” While it clearly took the Deadhead community a while to figure out what exactly was being played, the realization set the crowd back to a point of clarity. It was an “ah-ha” moment, to say the least. This five-song segment showcased both musicians’ guitar picking as well as their vocal talents, and marked another grand moment in the history of jam band music.Following the nontraditional cover, Anastasio left the stage, with Weir pointing to him as he left and instructing the crowd to “say ‘thank you, Trey,’” an order that no one at the performance had an issue obliging. From there, the Campfire Band came out for the first time during Weir’s performance at Wanee, and together the full band worked through songs off of Weir’s new album, Blue Mountain, as well as a healthy dose of classic Grateful Dead tunes to help Bobby wrap up his headlining performance.You can check out full audio from Bob Weir’s performance, courtesy of Chris from JamBuzz, as well as full videos from Trey Anastasio’s sit-in with Bob Weir, courtesy of Suwannee HD Streams.Deep Elem BluesFriend of the DevilBird Song > Miss YouMillion Reasons
At the start of next year, the 12th annual Gem & Jam Festival will take over the Pima County Fairgrounds in Tucson, Arizona. The festival—which falls across January 25th through 28th, 2018—is moving into its second year at this new venue and is quickly rising the ranks of must-attend winter festivals. Located on 640 acres and just 20 miles south of downtown Tucson, the Pima County Fairgrounds is surrounded by nature and resides in a desert, creating an expansive setting perfect for Gem & Jam free of noise ordinances that allows on-site late night sets to run until 5 am. Despite its desert terrain, the festival also boasts grass fields and fully functional bathrooms in addition to port-a-potties. This year, the multi-stage music and arts festival will be offering increased capacity and camping options—including onsite RV camping with hookups, boutique camping, and car and walk-in camping—and expanding its festival experience with world-class visuals, unique stage designs, artist galleries, live paintings, experiential installations, daytime workshops, gem and mineral vendors, and much more.20 Photos That Convey The Magic Of Gem And Jam Festival 2016Today, Gem & Jam Festival announced its phase two additions to its 2018 lineup, including Big Wild, Papadosio, SunSquabi, Head For The Hills, Earthcry (of Papadosio), Dynohunter, Templo, Lapa (of Emancipator), Smash & Grab, Little John, Minions of the Moon, Bird Foot, Tony Inorbit, The Party People, Soul Catalyst, and Dead Set. These acts will join Gem & Jam’s first wave of artists that were announced back in August, which included two nights of STS9 and two nights of Lettuce in addition to sets by Greensky Bluegrass, Railroad Earth, Emancipator, and [Br]eaking [Bi]scuits, which features members of the Disco Biscuits and Break Science. At the time, Gem & Jam also announced performances by Thriftworks, Masego, Random Rab, Michael Menert, John Kadlecik’s Fellowship of the Wing, Govinda, Jade Cicada, Maddy O’Neal, and more. You can head over to the festival’s website for the complete lineup and to snag tickets.[Photo: Patrick Hughes]See the complete lineup below:
Phish bassist Mike Gordon’s fall tour continued rolling down the line last night, at Bell’s Eccentric Café in Kalamazoo, Michigan. This show marked the only outdoor show of Gordon’s fall tour, joined by guitarist Scott Murawski, keyboardist Robert Walter, drummer John Kimock and percussionist Craig Myers.After an extremely traumatic start to the week, Murawski led the quintet through Tom Petty’s “Mary Jane’s Last Dance,” a tune that Gordon had never played onstage before last night. Although Phish guitarist Trey Anastasio opened up for Tom Petty and The Heartbreakers for a portion of their 2006 summer tour (and sat in on “Mystic Eyes,” with Petty and company during the final show of that stretch), neither Phish nor any related side-projects had ever played a Tom Petty tune before last night.Watch fan-shot video footage below, courtesy of r49417:Gordon and his band continue on to the 20th Century Theater in Cincinatti, Ohio tonight.
[Photo: jocii12] [Video: Zoe TheSol] “My Name Is Mud” Primus is back on the road at long last, with the trio’s performance at Sunken Gardens Theater in San Antonio, Texas, opening their fall tour in promotion of their new album, The Desaturating Seven. During the first set of Friday’s performance, the group worked through a number of fan-favorites from across their catalog, with numbers like “My Name Is Mud”, “Jerry Was A Race Car Driver”, “Last Salmon Man”, and “Too Many Puppies”, working their way across the set after the show-opening “Those Damned Blue-Collar Tweekers”.Primus Details New Year’s Plans With Supergroup Featuring Tool & Mastodon MembersFor their second set, the trio composed of Les Claypool, Larry LaLonde, and Tim “Herb” Alexander had some special tricks up their sleeve, performing all seven numbers off their recently released album, The Desaturating Seven. Working their way down from the set-opening “The Valley”, the band then moved into a rendition of “The Seven”—the only song from Primus’ new album that has been previously performed in a live setting—before roadtesting the rest of The Desaturating Seven in front of a live audience.Primus Shares New Album “The Desaturating Seven” Inspired By Rainbow GoblinsPrimus’ new album was inspired by Ul de Rico‘s 1978 children’s book, The Rainbow Goblins. Much like Primus’ tribute to the Willy Wonka soundtrack in 2014, the book’s “vibrant and intense and eerie and somewhat creepy” vibe inspired Claypool, who told Rolling Stone, “I remember being incredibly impressed with the artwork and the storyline and the content and the message, and I thought, ‘Wow, this would make a great piece of music.’” Riffing off the album’s origins, visuals from de Rico’s The Rainbow Goblins were projected behind the band for the second set.Dean Ween Sits In With Primus For “Southbound Pachyderm” Encore [Audio]To end the night and to fully welcome in their fall tour, Primus returned with an encore of “Southbound Pachyderm” and “Here Comes The Bastards”.Primus, 10/20/2017, Set One [Video: Zoe TheSol]
Widespread Panic closed out their impressive three-night Halloween run at the Park Theater in Las Vegas, Nevada, with another scorcher of mythic proportions on Sunday night. The night took on a festive Gonzo-theme, with four out of the six members dressed as Hunter S. Thompson characters save John Bell taking center stage as The Dude from The Big Lebowski and Sonny Ortiz as “Chef” from South Park. In addition to the band’s costumes, the stage was arranged like a set out of Fear and Loathing, and swirling kaleidoscopic cutout faces of Hunter S. Thompson spiraled across the visual monitors throughout the night.To open the first set, Widespread juxtaposed the introduction of Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas with an extremely psychedelic video of the faces of the band members’ melting and morphing in lysergic style. The music then melded esoterically into the debut of the classic folk song “Home on the Range”, continuing the Gonzoesque “Where the Buffalo Roam” theme that was omnipresent throughout the entire night.It didn’t take long for Dave Schools to sling his hat into the audience in his distinctive playfully impish, devil-may-care attitude that he naturally embodies. Halfway through “Home on the Range”, the band delved into the debut of Link Wray’s “Rumble”. The loose beachy jam returned to the band’s dirty Swamp sound, giving a nod to fellow brothers of the road, Bloodkin, with a heavy “Henry Parsons Died”. JoJo Hermann’s keys echoed eerily throughout the number, before the band settled into a haunting version of Neil Young’s “Vampire Blues”, appropriate for the Halloween festivities.Widespread Panic Honors Heroes In Vegas, Covers Bowie & Motorhead [Video]The band busted out “Don’t Tell the Band” next—a poignant song that hasn’t been played since founding member Mikey Houser’s days with the band, with the band last playing the song in June of 2002. Reigniting the atmosphere, the group followed up “Don’t Tell The Band” with a saucy, gritty, and soulful version of Bill Wither’s “Use Me.” The band’s engine raged onward into the crowd favorite “Up All Night”, an inverted “Shut Up and Drive”, and a blazin’ “Conrad”, which closed the first set in Widespread’s fiery bass-thumpin’, guitar-screeching, trademark style.Widespread Panic Debut Tom Petty Cover, Dedicate Night Two In Vegas To The LadiesFor the second set, the band came out swingin’ with the raucous and dehydrating anthem “Chilly Water” and continued with Robert Johnson’s blues classic “Tail Dragger”, during which JB doggedly warned that “he will get what he wants, but he won’t come sneakin’ back.” A standout “Low Spark of High Heeled Boys” followed—a stark contrast to the previous night’s dedication to the ladies. The band then sawed out a jagged version of their original tune “Proving Ground”, which housed the vocal-less second half of “Home on the Range” featuring Jimmy Herring carving out the notes on his mythical guitar.Another Halloween-inspired debut followed with Steppenwolf classic “Magic Carpet Ride”, which maintained the high energy of the show. The band took a brief respite while Duane Trucks and Ortiz hammered out an extended drum solo, with the solo eventually emerging into their original song “Cease Fire” from their last album, Street Dogs. This transitioned seamlessly into an impeccably appropriate cut of the optimistic “City of Dreams” before the group ended the set with another Neil Young cover from his Buffalo Springfield days, “Mr. Soul”.“Magic Carpet Ride”[Video: freakflagflyer]With all the stops already removed, the band encored with the old traditional “House of the Rising”—the hauntingly soulful and foreboding ode to a tragically doomed gambler. The song hasn’t been played since 2014, and the audience responded uproariously. The song lingered momentarily before the band segued once more into the final section of “Home on the Range” with JoJo tinkering the lead on his keys. What better way to finish the wild and unprecedented night of music than with another debut, this time of Free’s “All Right Now”, with JB nailing the vocals.In true Gonzo tradition, the three unbelievable nights left all spectators with the content satisfaction that it “did, in fact, get weird enough.” Bravo, boys, way to bring the Georgian swamps to the bat ravished wasteland that is Las Vegas.Listen to the full audio below, courtesy of Z-Man via JamBuzz:Setlist: Widespread Panic | Park Theater | Las Vegas, NV | 10/29/2017Set One: Intro to Fear and Loathing, Home on the Range*, Rumble* > Henry Parsons Died, Vampire Blues, Don’t Tell The Band^, Use Me, Up All Night, Shut Up And Drive, ConradSet Two: Chilly Water, Tail Dragger, Low Spark of High-Heeled Boys, Proving Ground > Home on the Range, Magic Carpet Ride* > Jam > Drums > Cease Fire > City of Dreams, Mr. SoulEncore: House of the Rising Sun > Home on the Range, All Right Now** First time played | ^ Last time played, 6/25/02Check out the gallery below, courtesy of Chris Burgess.Widespread Panic | Park Theater | Las Vegas, NV | 10/29/2017 | Photos from Chirs Burgess Load remaining images