Returning to The Park in Harlinsdale in Franklin, Tennessee, the annual Pilgrimage Music Festival has set themselves up nicely with a nice-looking initial lineup. From September 24-25, the festival will welcome some of the best in modern music, packing their first wave artist announcement with Beck, Kacey Musgraves, Violent Femmes and more.The full lineup includes The Arcs (ft. Dan Auerbach), CAKE, City and Colour, Shakey Graves, Better Than Ezra, Kaleo, The Struts, Margo Price, Brothers Osborne, Blind Pilot, Langhorne Slim & The Law, Wild Belle, The Strumbellas, Lunchmoney Lewis, Son Little, Big Sam’s Funky Nation and Electric Western Dance Party.For more information, you can head to the fest’s official website. Check out the full lineup card below.
The Red Hot Chili Peppers are currently on tour in Europe in support of their latest hit album, The Getaway. At a stop in Turin, Italy, dynamic frontman Anthony Kiedis shared a touching moment with his son, Everly Bear, when he brought him out to the center of the stage to perform a song. Kiedis and Everly Bear shared vocals on “Dreams of a Samurai” from the new album, before Kiedis dropped out and let his son sing on his own, watching him sing like a proud papa bear. Everly Bear only sang a few verses before he nervously walked off stage, and Kiedis took back over as the Chili Peppers completed the funky and dark tune.Watch fan shot footage of the sit-in below, courtesy of YouTube user Chili Peppers World.[H/T Consequence of Sound]
Texas-based Khruangbin has officially announced their second full-length album, Con Todo El Mundo, due out on January 26, 2018 via Dead Oceans. Following 2015’s The Universe Smiles Upon You, the Thai funk, surf soul trio has released their first new music from the upcoming album today via NPR. The new song, “Maria También”, is complemented by a music video. The song and music video both celebrate the freedom that Iranian women had before the Iranian Revolution of 1979.As NPR explains, “Between 1925 and 1979, Iranian women gained significant rights: access to education and employment, no requirement to wear a veil, the freedom to petition for divorce and child custody, and the rights to vote and to run for public office. The Iranian Revolution of 1979 established a theocracy that largely removed women from public life, both in government and the entertainment industry. Since then, women in the country have fought to try and regain the rights they lost, with many joining grassroots activist movements like the One Million Signatures campaign and pushing for parliamentary candidates who favor restoring women’s liberty.”The music video for “Maria También” explores that lost freedom in a series of news clips that play over the band’s signature sounds. Watch the video or listen to the new track below:
After taking about a year off to focus on growth (and family!), Sister Sparrow & The Dirty Birds are officially back! In the video below, frontwoman Arleigh Kincheloe announces the band’s return with a slew of dates scheduled for 2018. So far, the soul/rock, dirty funksters are slated to perform in Allston, Philadelphia, and Germantown on April 5, 6, and 7, then Sweetwater 420 Fest in Atlanta, before returning back to NYC for a Brooklyn Bowl hometown throwdown on April 26 & 27. Riding the success of their 2015 album The Weather Below, the band’s hit single “Sugar” is featured in the new Bad Moms Christmas movie.In addition to all that, Sister Sparrow & The Dirty Birds are heading into the studio with new material. Poised to come back out of the gate with a strong force, Sister Sparrow & The Dirty Birds are ready to get back in action for 2018. Head to the band’s website for more information.
Continuously striving to bring the music scene to you, Live For Live Music is expanding all divisions to a national level. By providing news, show reviews, interviews, and creative feature-length articles, our marketing and event production divisions are growing at a rapid rate.With L4LM organizing and promoting concerts, festivals, and events nationwide, we are looking for the most avid concertgoers and music appreciators to join our team as a Brand Ambassador. The deal is a win-win situation: you represent L4LM by promoting concerts within your area online, we hook you up with free tickets to attend any shows that we are affiliated with. The perks will continue to grow as the company does, so join today!If you Live For Live Music, this relationship is a no-brainer. We are looking for representatives nationwide to jump on board with us. With digital promotion carrying the torch of effective concert marketing, having an active online presence will only strengthen the tone of our web-enabled voice.L4LM Brand Ambassador Requirements:-Must be willing to share articles, contests, events, and invites on your own personal page and in groups-Must be able to provide invaluable team efforts that will carry the L4LM reputation in a positive manner-Must be willing to hand out flyers for after-shows-Must have knowledge of music within our scene-Must be a fan of L4LM-Must be 18+If you are interested, please send an e-mail to [email protected] and we will get back to you with all details.
Last night, the Kitchen Dwellers began their Colorado marathon of shows (five shows in four nights) at The Fox Theatre in Boulder, Colorado, with Tenth Mountain Division and Kind Hearted Strangers. Playing to a packed house of folks ready to get down to some bluegrass and plenty of jams, all the bands on the bill came out swinging, for what was one hell of a Wednesday night throwdown.EXCLUSIVE: Kitchen Dwellers’ Max Davies Talks Colorado & East Coast Runs, Big Summer Festival PlaysKind Hearted Strangers put on a spirited opening set that got the crowd warmed up nice and early, proving they are a young local band to keep an eye on in the near future. Tenth Mountain Division offered a clinic of bluegrass mixed with plenty of jam and dance-driven grooves. The band also brought out fellow Boulderites The Sweet Lillies for a couple of covers, including The Doobie Brothers’ 1976 classic “Takin’ It To The Streets,” with all on-stage grooving along in a unified dance routine.Tenth Mountain Division with The Sweet Lillies – “Takin’ It To The Streets”[Video: CMeyerL4LM]With last night’s show, Bozeman’s own Kitchen Dwellers showed that they are finding their stride and ready to take things to the next level. Coming out of the gates with “Visions of More” (a track the group recorded for Ghost In The Bottle with Mihali Savoulidis of Twiddle), from the start of the performance onward, the group never let up. The quartet of Torrin Daniels (banjo), Joe Funk (bass), Shawn Swain (mandolin), and Max Davies (guitar) have an undeniable synergy on stage, quickly dialing into the crowd and creating a frenzy of moving feet on the floor.“Muir Maid”, a new song that the Dwellers have been playing on the road, came ahead of a rockin’ romp through “Big Mon > Buckle Down > No Excuses”, with Alice In Chains’s 1994 Jar of Flies track serving as a pleasant surprise for some of the grunge heads in attendance. Leaving little room for breathing, the quartet jumped into another non-stop section of songs which featured a rousing cover of the Old 97’s “Timebomb”. After putting their own galaxy-grass spin on the Grateful Dead‘s “New Speedway Boogie”, the long set came to a close, with the band performing “Nothin’ But Nothin’” (a Yonder Mountain String Band cover) for the encore, as the crowd dispersed into the streets of Boulder. The Kitchen Dwellers’ Colorado run continues on Thursday at Belly Up Aspen, followed by a 4/20 performance at Hodi’s Half Note in Fort Collins and two performances on Saturday in Denver at 420 On The Block and during an official 420 On The Block afterparty at Globe Hall. For more information and tour dates, check out the band’s website.Kitchen Dwellers – “New Speedway Boogie”[via CMeyerL4LM]Setlist: Kitchen Dwellers | The Fox Theatre | Boulder, CO | 4.18.2018Set: Visions of More, Muir Maid, Big Mon > Buckle Down* > No Excuses$, The Comet > This Time > Timebomb& > Sunday Funday > This Time, New Speedway [email protected]: Nothin But Nothin^* Contained The Four teases, w/ metal jam | $ Alice In Chains | & Old 97’s | @ Grateful Dead | ^ Yonder Mountain String Band
Phil Lesh, legendary bassist for the Grateful Dead, brought his Terrapin Family Band to the Spirit Of The Suwannee Music Park for back-to-back days of classic jams, guest stars, and good times at the Wanee Music Festival. Yesterday saw a spectacular blues closer to the first set as guitarist Marcus King shared the stage and his incredible voice and fretboard skills on epic renditions of “West L.A. Fadeaway” and “Samson & Delilah.” Fans danced and cheered in the fading sun as songs that have been etched into their souls were brought to life with new energy from the next generation of players including Midnight North‘s guitarist Grahame Lesh, who carries on the family tradition well.The previous day on Friday, to close out his first set of the weekend, the Grateful Dead bassist and his crew invited out Neal Casal, a guitarist for Chris Robinson Brotherhood, Hard Working Americans, and Circles Around The Sun, who joined the band for renditions of “Minglewood Blues”, “Ramble On Rose”, “Mr. Charlie”, “The Music Never Stopped”, and “Scarlet Begonias”.Wanee saw several remarkable moments we’ve brought you already, from Dumpstaphunk bringing the Red Hot Chili Peppers to life, Roosevelt Collier taking on the music of Jimi Hendrix, Chris Robinson and his Brotherhood, and many more to come from Widespread Panic, Karl Denson and more. While our videographer on the scene, Rex-A-Vision, finishes the dozens of videos yet to come, we have a tasty selection of clips from both days of Phil Lesh’s Terrapin Band to exclusively share with you, including “The Music Never Stopped“, “Mr. Charlie,” “Scarlet Begonias“, “Ramble On Rose“, “Bertha“, “Sweet Jane“, and “West L.A. Fadeaway” > “Samson & Delilah“! You can click each hyperlinked song title to open the videos or check out the embedded highlights below! Enjoy!Setlist: Phil Lesh & Terrapin Family Band | Wanee Music Festival at Spirit of the Suwannee Music Park | Live Oak, FL | 4/20/2018Set One: Born Cross Eyed > Cream Puff War >Cumberland Blues, Minglewood Blues*, Ramble On Rose*, Mr. Charlie*, The Music Never Stopped*, Scarlet Begonias*Set Two: Estimated > Galilee, Unbroken Chain > The Other One > He’s Gone > The Other One > Morning Dew > I Know You Rider* With Neal Casal“West L.A. Fadeaway” > “Samson & Delilah” with Marcus King“Ramble On Rose” with Neal Casal“Mr. Charlie” with Neal Casal“The Music Never Stopped” with Neal Casal“Scarlet Begonias” with Neal Casal“Bertha”“Sweet Jane”
Load remaining images New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival | Fairgrounds Race Course | New Orleans, LA | 5/3/2018 | Photos: Jeffrey Dupuis Photo: Jeffrey Dupuis The first day of Jazz Fest’s second weekend—affectionately known as “Locals Thursday”—drew a larger crowd than usual yesterday, most likely as a result of the reduced-price tickets that the festival offered to Louisiana residents for the first time this year. Of course, the music was also a huge draw, with acts like Lionel Richie, Toots & The Maytals, Lyle Lovett, and Blind Boys of Alabama headlining various stages. Other acts on the bill included Old Crow Medicine Show, Big Sam’s Funky Nation, Hot Rize, Cyril Neville’s Swamp Funk, Honey Island Swamp Band, Naughty Professor, and Paul Sanchez & The Rolling Road Show, among many others.Jeffrey Dupuis was on hand to capture some photos of the weekday Jazz Fest magic.
In 2017, Aretha Franklin released her final LP A Brand New Me: Aretha Franklin With the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, pairing the Queen of Soul’s vocals with new arrangements from the Royal Philharmonic. A Brand New Me: Aretha Franklin With the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra features new renditions of “Think”, “Respect”, “Don’t Play That Song (You Lied)”, and “Angel”, along with Franklin’s versions of “A Natural Woman (You Make Me Feel Like)” and “Let It Be.”“There is nothing more exciting than that incredible voice taking you on an emotional roller coaster ride through her amazing repertoire of songs,” explained co-producer Nick Patrick in a statement via Rolling Stone. “To have the opportunity to work with that voice on this project has been the greatest honor and to hear a symphony orchestra wrapped around those performances is breathtaking.”Listen to the 2017 version of Aretha Franklin’s greatest hits below:Thank you for everything, Aretha, you are truly missed.
We’re less than a month away from Mempho Music Festival, and the lineup continues to grow with the addition of late-night sets on both nights, going down on October 6th and 7th at Shelby Farms Park in Memphis, TN. Each night, after the day’s headliners exit the First Tennessee Bank stage, Mempho Music Festival will keep the party going with late night sets on The Hard Rock Stage.On Saturday night, October 6th, music fans will be treated to a special Karl Denson’s Tiny Universe Presents “Eat a Bunch of Peaches” performance, the band’s highly regarded celebration of the Allman Brothers Band and their 1972 Eat A Peach album. On Sunday Night, October 7th, the Mempho All-Stars, comprised of Robert Randolph, Karl Denson (The Rolling Stones), Orianthi (Michael Jackson, Alice Cooper), Cory Henry (Snarky Puppy), Isaiah Sharkey (John Mayer, D’Angelo), Nate Smith (Michael Jackson), MonoNeon (Prince), Chuck Leavell (The Rolling Stones), DJ Logic, and Brandon “Taz” Niederauer (School of Rock The Musical), who is also an artist-at-large at the festival, take to the stage to jam together on a variety of covers, pulling from the history books of soul, funk, and rock and roll.The two-day camping event will see headlining performances from Beck, Post Malone, Nas, Phoenix, and Janelle Monáe. Other performers scheduled to play Mempho Music Festival include Mac DeMarco, Milky Chance, Rich The Kid, George Clinton & Parliament Funkadelic, Juicy J, Lucero, and a very special Stones Throw set led by Chuck Leavell and featuring touring Rolling Stones members Karl Denson, Lisa Fischer, Bernard Fowler, Darryl Jones, and Tim Ries.The Bar-Kays, Larkin Poe, Eric Gales, Danny Barnes’ Space Program, and a tribute to Royal Studios, featuring William Bell, Bobby Rush, Al Kapone, Frayser Boy, & Hi Rhythm will also all be performing. Brandon “Taz” Niederauer will be on site as an artist at large.Last week, Mempho Music Festival announced the addition of the world-renowned Incendia Dome, presented by Orion, to the festivities. The Incendia Dome, which has appeared at events including Burning Man, Mysteryland, Suwannee Hulaween, and more, will give festival attendees a one of a kind sensory experience provided by the fire, heat, and light created by the dome. Throughout the weekend, the Orion Dome will feature DJ sets from Rob Garza of Thievery Corporation and DJ Logic.The late-night set announcement comes on the heels of the release of the 2018 Mempho Music Festival food lineup, featuring the best of Memphis and Southern style cuisine. Corky’s Ribs & BBQ, New Wing Order, Smurfrey Smokehouse, Fresh Gulf Shrimp, Bella Caffe Coffee, Miss Birdsong’s Sweet Tooth and more round out a stellar selection of eateries. VIP and Super VIP ticket buyers meanwhile, will be treated to meals by celebrated and award-winning Memphis Chef Karen Carrier.Check out the full lineup below, and head to the festival’s website for ticketing and more information.