Tuesday

RIP Duane

WSP Allman Brothers Tour

WSP & Allman Brothers Tour Dates
WSP
08.21 Camden, NJ Susquehanna Bank Center
08.22 Canandaigua, NY CMAC - Performing Arts Center
08.24 Gilford, NH Meadowbrook U.S. Cellular Pavilion
08.27 Wantagh, NY Nikon @ Jones Beach Theater
08.29 Mansfield, MA Comcast Center
08.30 Hartford, CT New England Dodge Music Center
09.02 Chicago, IL Charter One Pavilion
09.03 Chicago, IL Charter One Pavilion
10.03 Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre
10.04 Charlotte, NC Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre
10.06 Columbia, MD Merriweather Post Pavilion
10.07 Portsmouth, VA nTelos Wireless Pavilion
10.11 Raleigh, NC Time Warner Cable Music Pavilion @ Walnut Creek
10.13 Knoxville, TN World's Fair Park
10.14 Nashville, TN Riverfront Park
10.16 Dallas, TX Superpages.com Center
10.17 Houston, TX Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion

Allman Brothers Beacon Run Videos

here are took collections of videos me and friend took. she went to 3 concerts i only went to one.







Grateful Dead NYC Gramercy Theatre- free concert lottery


check out the full review by Scott Bernstein at hidden track

On New Year’s Day, when the news that the surviving members of The Dead were reforming for a spring tour I couldn’t have been more excited. Bob Weir and Phil Lesh have hit the road hard over the past few years and I’ve been underwhelmed with their solo projects. Yesterday, The Dead took Manhattan harder than the Muppets did back in the day performing four times at four completely different venues including a spot on The View. I caught the band’s 8PM show at the Gramercy Theatre and I left an hour later thoroughly impressed and excited to see a show or on the tour.

set list

The Dead 3/30/09
Gramercy Theatre

Playing In The Band
Good Lovin’
The Wheel
Franklin’s Tower

E: Touch Of Grey

Monday

Torche and Dredg Highline Ballroom

Upcoming Shows: for my hipster and metal head allies...

4/11 - black hollies at glasslands
4/19 torche and dredg @ the highline ballroom
4/19 world inferno friendship society at the music hall of williamsburg
4/20 trash talk and the bronx at the bowery ballroom
5/6 the chariot at the blender theatre
5/9 big business at union pool
5/10 big business at mercury lounge

Sunday

Grateful Dead Surprise Battery Park City NYC concert

rumor has it that The Dead will be attempting to pull off a surprise concert in Battery Park in NYC on Monday.

Saturday

Allman Brothers 3/28/09, Bob Weir, Phil Lesh, Cuck Leavell






MARCH 28, 2009


Little Martha
Done Somebody Wrong
Trouble No More
Rocking Horse
Walk On Gilded Splinters
Who To Believe
Born Under a Bad Sign (w/ Floyd Miles)
Stormy Monday (w/ Floyd Miles and Chuck Leavell)
Come and Go Blues (w/ Chuck Leavell)
Jessica (w/ Chuck Leavell and Paul Riddle)

SET TWO
Sugaree ( w/ Bob Weir and Phil Lesh)
I Know You Rider ( w/ Bob Weir and Phil Lesh)
Franklin’s Tower ( w/ Bob Weir, Phil Lesh and Chuck Leavell)
Black Hearted Woman > Mountain Jam Tease > Little Martha tease > Mountain Jam (w/ Chuck Leavell)

This post sponsored by premier senior living llc

Allman Brothers Beacon 3/27/09 set list- Kid Rock, Jimmy Hall, Paul Riddle


1st Set: – 1:18
Ain't Wasting Time No More
You Don't Love me
New Instrumental – Orfeo (sp)
End of the Line
The Sky Is Crying w/ Jimmy Hall
Grits Ain’t Groceries w/ Jimmy Hall
Keep On Smilin’ w/ Jimmy Hall
Soulshine w/Paul Riddle & Kid Rock (No Jaimoe)
Can't You See w/ Jimmy Hall, Kid Rock & Paul Riddle (No Jaimoe)

2nd Set: 1:21
Freebird (No Butch)
No One to Run With
Who's Been Talkin' w/Ivan Neville
Midnight Rider w/Devon Allman
One Way Out w/Jimmy Hall, Devon Allman & Barry Oakley Jr (No Oteil)
Les Brers w/Paul Riddle
Encore:
Melissa (Gregg – acoustic ; No Derek, Jaimoe or Mark)
Southbound w/Jimmy Hall, Paul Riddle & Barry Oakley, Jr (No Oteil or Jaimoe)

Friday

bear creek festival 2009



This is the last Florida festival standing! no Langerado this year so Bear Creek is a MUST. by far the best time to be had at ANY festival this year, and that's for real.

another plus, they are selling tickets not through ticket meister!

Galactic x 2, Karl Denson's Tiny Universe x 2, Ivan Neville's Dumpstaphunk x 2, Lettuce x 2, Perpetual Groove, Steve Kimock and Crazy Engine, The New Mastersounds x 2, Hill Country Revue, Porter Batiste and Stoltz x 2, The Slip, The Benevento -Russo Duo Trombone Shorty and Orleans Avenue, Garage A Trois, Fred Wesley and the New JB's, Papa Mali Band DubConscious x 2, Zac Deputy x 2, The Pnuma Trio, Bonerama,, Surprise Me Mr. Davis The Ryan Montbleau Band, Break Science featuring Adam Deitch, Brock Butler, Eric Krasno & Chapter 2, Good Enough For Good Times, The Heavy Pets, Pnuma Live PA, On The One, Stillwood, The Soular System, Shak Nasti, The Malah x 2, Green Hit x 2, Nate Wilson Group, Pimps of Joytime, Sol Driven Train( 1 kids set, 1 big kids set), Catfish Alliance, Corporal Boil, 3rd Stone, Green House Lounge,

Allman Brother 3/26/09




These are the first two entire albums, the show last night was strait up Allman Brothers, and featured Otiel Burbridge Prominently. He played great bass/scatting solo doing his Peacemakers front man thing, then hopped on the drums, collaborating with the three other drummers in the band. Gregg was extra soulful and though looked kind of sick, had a divine sage like presence to him tonight. there was definitely something big going on here.... check out my review coming up on jambase that I am going to finish by Sunday. This one was so special, it will write itself. afterwards i made a quick stop to sullivan hall to check out a glimpse of krasno and chapter two, special guests came later on...

Check out what Hidden Track, has to say about the Allman Brothers Beacon run show.

In honor of one of my top 5 favorite bands since high school, and definitely my current greatest inspiration here is me playing, "GDTRFB" in open G slide and "When There Wud No Crawfish". and Midnight Bull Dog I have this tune dto a banjo with an extra string it is the Banjo/slideguitar


SET 1

Don't Want You No More
Not My Cross To Bear
Black-Hearted Woman
Trouble No More
Every Hungry Woman
Dreams
Whipping Post


SET 2

Revival
Don't Keep Me Wonderin'
Midnight Rider
In Memory of Elizabeth Reed>Drums>Bass Solo>Drums (with Oteil on Butch's kit)
Hoochie Coochie Man
Please Call Home
Leave My Blues at Home
(Idlewild South lp)

Thursday

Upcoming Sullivan Hall Shows

Sat. Apr. 4 Toubab Krewe with special guest Josh Dion

$15/9pm- Blending American and West African influences into a sound all its own, Toubab Krewe has set "a new standard for fusions of rock 'n' roll and West African music" (Afropop Worlwide). Since forming in 2005, the magnetic instrumental quintet has won a diverse and devoted following at performances everywhere from Bonnaroo to the legendary Festival of the Desert in Essakane, Mali, known as the most remote festival in the world. They developed their unique sound over the course of numerous extended trips to Mali, Guinea, and Ivory Coast, where they immersed themselves in the local culture and studied and performed with luminaries.

Sat. Apr. 11 Fred Wesley & the New JBs (performing 2 sets) with New York Funk Exchange

$20adv $25dos/8pm- Led by legendary trombonist/composer/arranger Fred Wesley, the "Genius behind the Godfather of Soul" during James Brown's funkiest years, this band's performances are pure jazz-funk groove explosions. The author of "Hit Me Fred: Recollections of a Side Man" (Duke University Press 2002), Fred has assembled a tight band of stellar musicians who maintain the high standards Early Show in jazz and funk for which he's known worldwide.

Sat. Apr. 18 Cyril Neville with Urban Sun

$18 adv $20 dos/8:30pm- Cyril Neville is a percussionist and vocalist who first came to prominence as a member of his brother Art Neville's funky New Orleans-based band, The Meters. He joined Art in the prestigious Neville Brothers band upon the dissolution of the Meters. He has appeared on recordings by Bob Dylan, Robbie Robertson, Edie Brickell, Willie Nelson, Dr. John and The New Orleans Social Club (among others).



Fri. Apr. 10 BB King Blues Club & Lucille’s Full Club Event U-MELT(Official Post Umphrey’s McGee Show)

$15 adv., $18 dos U-MELT w/ special guest Wyllys
11:30pm doors The North Indiana All Stars
ALL AGES Featuring Jake Cinninger, Joel Cummins, and Kris Myers of Umphrey’s McGee, Willie Waldman (trumpet) of Banyan/Snoop Dogg & Greg Koerner (bass) of Banyan.



The North Indiana All Stars are a modern day improvisational supergroup. The band features three members of Umphrey's McGee (Jake Cinninger, guitar; Kris Myers, drums; Joel Cummins, keyboards), Tony Franklin (The Firm, David Gilmour) on bass and Willie Waldman (Banyan, Snoop Dogg) on trumpet and general enthusiasm. They embrace the moment with on-the-spot compositions, which are often fueled by the intense, driving rhythms of Franklin and Myers. Melodic, uptempo and danceable, the music of the North Indiana All Stars is a not-to-be-missed live experience. Other guests that have performed with the band include John Avila (Oingo Boingo) and Jim Loughlin (moe.).



New York City's own U-Melt will be re-uniting with Wyllys on a progressive series of events that touch on different aspects of electronic music. The two artists will perform interlocking sets with the middle set focused on particular styles of beats native to the areas they play. In Chicago this past December, U-Melt and Wyllys riffed on legendary Chicago house music by covering Groove Armada and Rhinocerus. On April 10th in New York City at BB Kings, U-Melt and Wyllys will drop some drum and bass like they use to at Concrete Jungle.

Fri. Apr. 17 Trombone Shorty & Orleans Avenue

$22 adv., $25 dos Hailing from Tremé, the most musical neighborhood in the most musical city – New Orleans, Troy "Trombone Shorty" Andrews has made the leap from child prodigy to Professional
-11pm doors

Master Musician. At 22 years old Troy has already experienced more than most musicians three times his age, and he has the chops to prove it. Having traveled extensively in the United States as 11:30pm show well as Cuba, Europe, South America & The United Arab Emerites, Troy's music has reached innumerable music lovers who will never forget his amazing live performances.

Upcoming Shows

Sat. Apr. 4 Toubab Krewe with special guest Josh Dion

$15/9pm Blending American and West African influences into a sound all its own, Toubab Krewe has set "a new standard for fusions of rock 'n' roll and West African music" (Afropop Worlwide). Since forming in 2005, the magnetic instrumental quintet has won a diverse and devoted following at performances everywhere from Bonnaroo to the legendary Festival of the Desert in Essakane, Mali, known as the most remote festival in the world. They developed their unique sound over the course of numerous extended trips to Mali, Guinea, and Ivory Coast, where they immersed themselves in the local culture and studied and performed with luminaries.

Sat. Apr. 11 Fred Wesley & the New JBs (performing 2 sets) with New York Funk Exchange

$20adv $25dos/8pm Led by legendary trombonist/composer/arranger Fred Wesley, the "Genius behind the Godfather of Soul" during James Brown's funkiest years, this band's performances are pure jazz-funk groove explosions. The author of "Hit Me Fred: Recollections of a Side Man" (Duke University Press 2002), Fred has assembled a tight band of stellar musicians who maintain the high standards Early Show in jazz and funk for which he's known worldwide.

Sat. Apr. 18 Cyril Neville with Urban Sun

$18 adv $20 dos/8:30pm Cyril Neville is a percussionist and vocalist who first came to prominence as a member of his brother Art Neville's funky New Orleans-based band, The Meters. He joined Art in the prestigious Neville Brothers band upon the dissolution of the Meters. He has appeared on recordings by Bob Dylan, Robbie Robertson, Edie Brickell, Willie Nelson, Dr. John and The New Orleans Social Club (among others).

Official Post Umphrey’s McGee Show

Fri. Apr. 10 BB King Blues Club & Lucille’s Full Club Event

$15 adv., $18 dos U-MELT w/ special guest Wyllys
11:30pm doors The North Indiana All Stars
ALL AGES Featuring Jake Cinninger, Joel Cummins, and Kris Myers of Umphrey’s McGee, Willie Waldman (trumpet) of Banyan/Snoop Dogg & Greg Koerner (bass) of Banyan.



The North Indiana All Stars are a modern day improvisational supergroup. The band features three members of Umphrey's McGee (Jake Cinninger, guitar; Kris Myers, drums; Joel Cummins, keyboards), Tony Franklin (The Firm, David Gilmour) on bass and Willie Waldman (Banyan, Snoop Dogg) on trumpet and general enthusiasm. They embrace the moment with on-the-spot compositions, which are often fueled by the intense, driving rhythms of Franklin and Myers. Melodic, uptempo and danceable, the music of the North Indiana All Stars is a not-to-be-missed live experience. Other guests that have performed with the band include John Avila (Oingo Boingo) and Jim Loughlin (moe.).



New York City's own U-Melt will be re-uniting with Wyllys on a progressive series of events that touch on different aspects of electronic music. The two artists will perform interlocking sets with the middle set focused on particular styles of beats native to the areas they play. In Chicago this past December, U-Melt and Wyllys riffed on legendary Chicago house music by covering Groove Armada and Rhinocerus. On April 10th in New York City at BB Kings, U-Melt and Wyllys will drop some drum and bass like they use to at Concrete Jungle.

Fri. Apr. 17 Trombone Shorty & Orleans Avenue

$22 adv., $25 dos Hailing from Tremé, the most musical neighborhood in the most musical city – New Orleans, Troy "Trombone Shorty" Andrews has made the leap from child prodigy to Professional

11pm doors Master Musician. At 22 years old Troy has already experienced more than most musicians three times his age, and he has the chops to prove it. Having traveled extensively in the United States as 11:30pm show well as Cuba, Europe, South America & The United Arab Emerites, Troy's music has reached innumerable music lovers who will never forget his amazing live performances.

Hey Lady Sullivan Hall

Nina is a friend of the family and also in this amazing band, she is playing Friday at Sullivan Hall BE THERE. She went to Wesleyan, the same school as MGMT and the band is already WAY better. they're gaining momentum FAST and it will only be a matter of time before they are touring with Soulive and playing Bonnaroo.


Birthed from a shared cab-ride back from JFK, Heylady is a soul/funk/pop/rock sonic explosion based in Brooklyn, NY. Fronted by the earthy, soulful voice of Nina Zeitlin (featured on NBC News, The Daily Show), Heylady consists of keys player and composer Dave Cohen (Bugg Juice, Throwback, Steak This Thick), guitarist/dj/producer Josh Green (jG, Andrew May and Josh Green, Cellardoor), drummer Daniel Gould (Deadspin), and percussive vocalist Micah Shapiro (The Young Dads, Hurra Kam Rada, Throwback, Steak This Thick). With collective experience older than your grandfather, Heylady is here to take the East Coast by storm.

Fri 3/27

Outside The Box, HeyLady,
Killing The Messenger,
Shark Hat
(CD Release)

Wednesday

Eric Krasno and guests, Derek Trucks ect: Allman Brother Post Show

the title says it all Derek Trucks and maybe Warren Haynes will show up to play with Eric Krasno and Chapter 2. for the Allman Brothers post show tomorrow night at Sullivan Hall. Definitely the post show to attend. Ill be going to the Allman Show before hand thanks to a beautiful and very cool NYC teacher, who has already provided some of the great Beacon run coverage here.
Post-Allman Bros. Show
Eric Krasno & Chapter 2
w/ special unannounced guests
feat. Adam Deitch & Nigel Hall
(of Lettuce) & Louis Cato

Street Credit at Arlenes Grocery May 1

Just a heads up May first the Hipster Resistance is putting on an event featuring the reggae band from Boston Street Credit. A sanctuary for all the heady kids and quarterlifers that are living Jah Roots in the Babylon we call NYC.

Allman Brothers Beacon Theatre 3/24/09

SET 1

Hotlanta ~
Ain't Wastin' Time No More ~
Blues Jam>Rockin' Horse>Little Martha>Blue Sky Jam (Derek)>Rockin' Horse
Trouble No More
Going Down Slow
All Night Long (Just Can't Take My Rest)
(w/ Steady Rollin' Bob Margolin (guitar, lead vocals), Thom Doucette on harmonica)
Midnight Rider (w/ Sonny Landreth)
Dreams (w/ Sonny Landreth)
Southbound (w/ John Popper(Blues Traveler on harmonica)(w/ Sonny Landreth)

SET 2

Jesus Just Left Chicago ~ Stormy Monday(w/ Billy Gibbons and the whole band wearing long beards)
Statesboro Blues
Same Thing (w/ John Popper about 1/2 way through)
In A Silent Way > Mountain Jam>Smokestack Lightning>Mtn Jam

Encore:
One Way Out
(w/ Bob Margolin, Sonny Landreth, John Popper)

Tuesday

Zach Deputys Tour Truck Stolen

you all might remember my early coverage of Deputy from the 2007 Bear Creek.

On Friday the 13th, at about 10:40pm, Zach Deputy had his tour truck with all of his gear and equipment stolen from a La Qunita parking lot in Paramus, NJ. Zach performs more than 250 shows per year throughout the Eastern United States and Canada, and is on the road about 300 days a year, thus all of his clothing and every other item one can imagine for his personal life was also in the truck. Zach was on his way to a recording studio in Woodstock, NY at the time, and - in addition to the instruments and electronic gear needed to perform and record this record - many tracks that had been previously recorded were in the computer he lost in the theft. These had been backed up, but over the last 2 weeks since the backup many changes and edits had been made. Despite the loss, Zach rented a car on Saturday afternoon and performed that night in Woodstock on a borrowed guitar through a borrowed sound system. It was his first ever solo acoustic show, but as they say, "the show must go on." The hard drive with the previously recorded tracks is being overnighted from his home in South Carolina, and his management, the studio and local musicians in Woodstock are now scrambling to pull together the items needed to record the record.

The total loss, including the truck, is in excess of $85,000, and at this time it looks like nearly all of the losses (other the truck) will not be covered by his insurance.

Zach has maintained his characteristic positive attitude throughout this setback. The show he played on Saturday was magical, and he is focused on making a great record. Zach will not cancel any dates - he knows there are fans looking forward to the shows and he wants to play for his fans.

Finally, we want to thank each and every one of you for all the amazing support. If we could high-five all of you right now, we totally would. Can't wait to see you at show, and thanks again!

~ ZD Deputies

Green Apple Festival, Deep Banana Blackout NYC

Earth Day is coming and HeadCount is proud to team up with Green Apple Festival and Earth Day Network to support volunteer actions around the country - capped off by a musical celebration. Green Apple Festival is staging simultaneous events in ten U.S. cities over Earth Day Weekend, April 17 - 19, that will focus on environmental volunteerism. Participate in one of the volunteer events and you'll also get to attend a private "Thank You" concert for volunteers on Sunday, April 19.

To sign up, visit www.greenapplefestival.com.

In less than four years, Green Apple Festival has become the premier environmental musical event in America. Previous performers have included The Roots, O.A.R., Guster, Umphrey's McGee, and The Disco Biscuits.

This year's event will include three components:

  • Earth Day on the National Mall: A large-scale free Earth Day Festival with music, entertainment, speakers and environmental activities will take place on the National Mall in Washington, DC on Sunday, April 19, 2009

  • Volunteer Actions in ten cities: These projects in parks, beaches, schools and forests will focus on climate change solutions like tree planting, energy efficiency retrofits, water protection, urban gardens and forest restoration

  • Thank You Concerts: Volunteers will receive free entry to concerts in popular music venues in all cities on April 19 (artists and venues to be announced)

The ten cities are:

Atlanta
Austin
Boston
Chicago
Denver
Los Angeles
New York City
San Francisco
Seattle
Washington, DC

HeadCount volunteers will be representing the Green Apple Festival at volunteer actions in each city. Please join us for this very special event that combines our passion for music with our commitment to bettering the planet.

To sign up, visit www.greenapplefestival.com.

Allman Brothers Beacon Theatre 3/23/09 Set List

3/23/09

SET 1

Don't Want You No More> Not My Cross To Bear
Done Somebody Wrong (w/ Thom Doucette on harmonica)
Can't Lose What You Never Had
Desdemona (w/ Ron Holloway on tenor saxophone)
New Instrumental
Soul Serenade (w/ Ron H on sax, Jimmy Smith on keyboard, Jerry Jermott on Bass, Bernard Purdie on drums, Susan T on Vocals, Mike Mattison on Vocals)~ w/out Gregg, w/out Oteil, w/out Butch Trucks
Memphis Soul Stew ~ same line-up, no Susan
Them Changes (Buddy Miles tune)~ same line-up, no Susan
You Don't Love Me (w/ Thom Doucette on harmonica)


Set 2

Little Martha (Warren, Derek, Oteil then full band) ~
BLUE SKY instrumental jam~
Little Martha ~
Guilded Splinters (w/ John Bell {Widespead} and Jimmy Herring)
Stoned Me (w/ John Bell and Jimmy Herring)
Can't Find My Way Home (w/ John Bell, Jimmy Herring, and Derek back on slide)
Leave My Blues At Home ~ Oteil solo ~ drums (w/ Oteil on Butch's kit and Butch on tympani) ~
Leave My Blues At Home
Les Brers (w/ Jimmy Herring)

Encore - Statesboro Blues

Monday

Monday Night Glass

Were starting a new feature on the blog which features a new handmade piece of glass by either Alex Borsody, or Sean Baumbach, and you can buy them, we'll be making "pieces," marbles, pendants and goblets and also be taking suggestions for custom work, check the sidebar for what we have gotten up on the site so far.

Sunday

blues and lasers allman brothers post show



Writing a review for Hidden Track on the Blues and Lasers show this week. gonna write about about, open g slide, the loss of their bassist, blues and why the guitar is no longer "cool." Here is the set list. The glory in which will be discussed in greater detail later on this week.

Allman Brothers Beacon Theatre 3/21/09 3/20/09

3/21/09

SET 1

Little Martha (Warren, Derek, Oteil)
One Way Out
Statesboro Blues
Black-Hearted Woman> Other One Jam
The Same Thing (w/ Asbury Juke Horn section)
Soulshine (w/ Asbury Juke Horns)
Bit by Bit (w/ Southside Johnny and Susan Tedeschi Trucks)
Don't Think Twice, It's All Right (Susan lead vocals)
Lost Lover Blues (w/ Susan on guitar and lead vocals)
Stand Back (w/ Susan vocals only and Asbury Juke Horns)


SET 2

Grandma's Hands (w/ Bruce Hornsby, Susan T. and the Asbury Juke Horns, No Gregg)
In Memory of Elizabeth Reed (w/ Bruce Hornsby, piano)
The Night They Drove Old Dixie Down (w/ Hornsby and Asbury Juke Horns)
Jessica (Oteil Bass Solo - Amazing Grace)
Jessica (w/ Bruce Hornsby)

Encore: Southbound (w/ B Hornsby, Susan on guitar, and Asbury Jukes Horns)



3/20/09

SET 1

Lil' Martha (Oteil bass solo)
Mountain Jam
Trouble No More
Midnight Rider
44 Blues (Danny Louis on piano)
Wasted Words
Gambler's Roll
Ain't Wastin' Time No More
In A Silent Way/It's About That Time/Mountain Jam

SET 2

Melissa (no Derek)
Leave My Blues At Home
Nobody Left To Run With
Key To The Highway (w/ Eric Clapton)
Stormy Monday (w/ Eric Clapton)
Dreams (w/ Eric Clapton)
Why Does Love Got To Be So Sad? (w/ Eric Clapton)
Little Wing (w/ Eric Clapton)
In Memory of Elizabeth Reed (w/ Eric Clapton)

Encore: Layla (w/ EC, Danny Louis on piano)

Thursday

Eric Clapton 3/19 Allman Brothers Beacon Show

Eric Clapton Does show up 3/19, I was just messing with y'all and damn cut throat scalpers, @scott, didn't mean to mess with you though.

3/19/09

Set 1

Little Martha
Statesboro Blues
Done Somebody Wrong
Revival
Woman Across The River
Don't Keep Me Wondering
Whippin Post

Set 2

Oncoming Traffic (just Gregg on piano)
Come And Go Blues
Good Morning Lil' Schoolgirl (Danny Louis on piano)
Key To The Highway (w/ ERIC CLAPTON)
Dreams (w/ ERIC CLAPTON)
Why Does Love Got To Be So Sad? (w/ ERIC CLAPTON)
Little Wing (w/ERIC CLAPTON)
Anyday (w/ EC and Susan Tedeschi Trucks on vocals)

Encore: Layla (w/ EC, Danny Louis on piano)

Blues and Lasers

in honor of all the good blues going around here is me playing "GDTRFB" in open G slide and "When There Wud No Crawfish" OCMS style. I managed to secure my Blues and Lasers Allman Brothers aftershow, spot through the band and will be covering the show for Hidden Track. Won't post anything here. we got pictures from last nights allman brothers but they are on a plane to florida right now so monday.

Volunteering Options at Events this Summer

got this email from Shimon Presents. My all time favorite publicity people.

GREETINGS With Summer right around the corner, we have teamed up with some stellar music festivals to bring you more variety, more rewards, and more music. This summer our Work Exchange Team, or onsite volunteer program, is currently scheduled to be at Wakarusa, Rothbury, All Good, and the Virginia Wine Festival. You can also sign up to work StreetShimon , our pre-festival marketing team where you can take part in our traditional Guerrilla Street Teams and hand out flyers and put up posters, as well as with our Online Street Teams helping get the word out on the web. Sign up now to help promote DelFest, Mountain Jam, Wakarusa, Floyd Fandango Beer and Wine Festival, All Good, FloydFest, and Gathering of the Vibes. Whatever way you choose to participate, you can earn your free ticket! Jump on board for just one of these fests, or hop on the festival express and hit up multiple events this summer. StreetShimon NEWS Summer 2009 will no doubt go down in musical history, with legendary artists such as The Dead and Phish touring while music festivals --which are shooting up like wildflowers across the country-bring an ever-eclectic range of artists young and old to the stage. With Music Festival tickets costing upwards of $250, how, with the economy heading into the gutter, can anyone afford to catch even a glimpse of the more than 15 major music festivals spread across the country? StreetShimon has been connecting music enthusiasts with free and discounted tickets to music events for years, and has grown into a large community of people who work to see the music they love succeed. Without the active participation of the StreetShimon community, the music we all live for would forever be out of our reach. Join StreetShimon and you can earn such rewards as weekend passes to festivals, discounted festival tickets, tickets to local shows and events, and festival merchandise. Let your love of music earn your spot at the stage!

WORK EXCHANGE TEAM NEWS: Sign up for the Work Exchange Team (WET) at the festivals you want to attend this summer, and work in exchange for your ticket! WET members work in fun and exciting departments such as Front Gate, Site Opps, Catering, Hospitality, VIP, and much much more. This is a great way to go to several festivals this summer and save your cash for the gas! Have you ever been behind the scenes at a major event? If you have, you'll know it's a world unlike any other. Meet people from all around the country that share your love for live music, and gain invaluable experience in the music industry while you earn your festival ticket! It's a great way to network and build lasting relationships with like-minded music enthusiasts, and can even lead to future industry careers. Be sure to stop by workexchangeteam.com and sign up to work this summer!

UPCOMING EVENTS
[ST = Street Team]

[WET = Work Exchange Team]

[WET]DelFest
May 22-24
Cumberland, MD

[ST] Mountain Jam
May 29 - 31
Hunter Mtn, NY

[ST] Wakarusa
June 4-7
Ozark, Arkansasa

[ST][WET] Rothbury
July 2-5 | Rothbury, MI

[WET] Floyd Fandango Beer & Wine Festival
July 4-5 | Floyd, VA

[ST]All Good Music Festival
July 10-12
Masontown, WV

[ST][WET] Floyd Fest
July 23-26
Floyd, VA

[ST] Gathering of the Vibes
July 23-26
Bridgeport, CT

[ST] Virginia Wine Festival
September 19-20
Floyd, VA

[WET] Bear Creek Music & Arts Festival
November 13 - 15

Benevento review coming

His rendition of “Seems So Long Ago Nancy” off Me Not Me by Leanord Cohen, was haunting and sad at the same time, the original song, by 60’s crooner, is a melancholy tale with mysterious lyrics, that was about a troubled young women who shot herself at age 21. The song was one of Cohens biggest hits and another good pic to adapt to jazz instrumentals. Benevento picked some of his favorite songs from the past and present, his various circuit bent analog and digital devices, used with tact added a whole new element to the song giving it far more depth and texture then the piano could do alone. At times seeing him hunched over his Wurlziger piano playing this old haunting classic, with his strange devices he reminded me of a busker I see in the time square station, an old man who performs on the keyboard with dancing animatronic toys layed out. The live interpretation of the song, on this evening was a little less meloncholoy then the album version. But it was appropriately played for a live show, There’s was no need to get the audience worked up into tears after meanwhile his covers are so real. my favorite album all year since I discovered RAQ, on RAQ live.



Wednesday

checklist for weekend

Videos from Allman Beacon Run

I heard from Richard De La Font Eric's agent that he is in London and won't be playing the Beacon shows, maybe once word gets out he will change his mind. Just think twice before you buy that scalped ticket.
No Show 12/18

Southbound

I know You Rider!

Can't Find My Way Home!

One Way Out!

Turn On Your LoveLight!

Loan Me A Dime part 1
part 2

Smokestack Lightning!

Mountain Jam part 1

part 2

St. Patricks Day: Allman Brothers: Beacon Theatre


3/17/09

1st Set

Don't Want You No More>Not My Cross To Bear
Trouble No More
Jam>Rockin' Horse>Little Martha>Rockin' Horse
Soulshine
You Don't Love Me
Please Be With Me (w/ Scott Boyer and Tommy Talton)
All My Friends (w/ Scott Boyer and Tommy Talton)
Everybody's Talking About Something They Ain't Got (w/ Scott Boyer and Tommy Talton)
*Brian Mitchell on piano for last 3 tunes

2nd Set

It Takes A Lot To Laugh, A Train To Cry (w/ Sheryl Crow)
Midnight Rider (w/Sheryl Crow)
Can't Find My Way Home (w/Sheryl Crow)
Statesboro Blues
Ain't Wastin' Time No More
Hootchie Cootchie Man
The Night They Drove Old Dixie Down(w/ Scott Boyer, Brian Mitchell)
Black Hearted Woman>drums>bass>jam>Other One Jam (Derek frenzy)>Black Hearted Woman

Encore:
One Way Out (w/ Tommy Talton

Land of the Velvets

Back in the land of my one time favorite band, The Velvet Underground, the soundtrack to me adolescents. While in NY we will attempt to pay homage to the band that helped nurture my creative Narcissism . Arguably the first "hipster" band, a genre and sound which has all but conquered the youth of today and driven neo "hippies" screaming to the local starbucks, ironically this band "jams" longer and better then a lot of "jambands."

Some VU Tracks
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Who Loves The Sun
Candy Says
Sweet Jane
Pale Blue Eyes
The Velvet Underground is a tremendously influential rock and roll band that formed in the early 1960's, though the band struggled to achieve commercial success, they were tremendously influential and have been covered by innumerable bands that came after them. Musician Brian Eno sums it up,

"while only a few thousand people bought the first Velvet Underground record upon its release, almost every single one of them was inspired to start a band."

The band consists of Lou Reed, (Guitar, Vocals), Jon Cale (Bass guitar) Sterling Morrison (violin & Random instruments), Maureen Tucker (drums) and for their first album Nico (vocals). Doug Yule Replaces Cale before their third album and his brother Billy Yule fills in for Tucker during her pregnancy on some tracks of their album Loaded. An Album created in response to a record executive from their label Atlantic, demanding an album Loaded with hits, this after they had been dropped from their previous label MGM.

The Velvets came about while the Haight Ashury and the psycadelic music coming out of the west coast was hitting it big. The Velvets represented the east coast 60's counterculture which was notibly darker and more self consiouse and avant gaurd. They were notable for being regulars at the renowned hang out Maxs Kansas City. Lou Reed was the primary singer and song writer for the group and got started in music in his teenage years, writing songs for very low wages, as the record companies exerted even more influence then then they do today. Reed then met Cale and formed a band called the primitives, they then recruited sterling Morrison—a college classmate of Reed’s who had already played with him a few times—to play guitar, and Angus MacLise joined on percussion. This quartet was first called the Warlocks, then the Falling Spikes. The Warlocks was also the original name of what many consider their west coast counterparts the Grateful Dead.

The band rose to fame by support from Andy Worhol, who featured the velvets in many of his films and had them play a central part in the artistic happening the Factory and part of his traveling road show

"The Exploding Plastic Inevitable" Worol helped the band secure a contract with MGM’s Verve Records, with himself as a producer, Worhol insisted that they record their first album with the deep voiced women known as Nico, this became what is known as the banana Album. and album with a vinyl banana on it with the words printed "peel slowly and see", when the banana was peeled back it revealed a pink banana, that many regard as a phallic symbol. This original, "peelable" banana record is very rare as reproductions of the album do not have the vinyl banana.

Ths first album The Velvet underground and Nico, or the Banana Album as it was come to be called, featured some of their most famous and most heavily covered songs many of which have a dark and ominous mood including "I’m Waiting for the Man" "Femme Fatale" "Venus in Furs" and the infamous "Heroin," "I’ll Be Your Mirror," is a lighthearded departure from their gothic norm. "All Tomorrow's Parties" featuring Nico was Worhols Favorite.


Tuesday

MSTRKRFT Interview Thumps, Bumps and God

its a good sign when indie rock and electro favorite MSTRKRFT sits down to talk to Jambase... if you haven't seen it yet check out Jambase on current TV

3/16/09 Allman Brother Beacon Theatre Run Set List

3/16/09 Set List

SET 1
Statesboro Blues
Don't Keep Me Wondering
Hotlanta
Who's Been Talking?
Come and Go Blues
Desdemona
So Many Roads (w/ John Hammond)
Shake For Me (w/ John Hammond)
Cryin' For My Baby (w/John Hammond)

SET 2
Oncoming Traffic (Bonnie Bramlett and Gregg on piano only)
Coming Home (w/ Bonnie Bramlett and Bekka Bramlett, her daughter)
Only You Know and I Know (W/ Bonnie and Bekka)
Come On Into My Kitchen (w/ Bonnie and John Hammond)
The Weight (w/ Susan Tedeschi Trucks, Bonnie and Bekka on vocals, Bruce Katz on piano)
Nobody Left To Run With

Encore:
Preachin' Blues (just Warren and Derek)
Jessica

U-Melt Spring Tour

With the southeastern leg of their Winter Tour 2009 coming to a close, NYC road warriors U-Melt have solidified plans for their Spring Tour 2009 kicking off at the end of March. Featuring several debuts at venues throughout the northeast, U-Melt is continuing to amass an ever-growing fan base the old-fashioned way; through a rigorous touring schedule punctuated by electrifying live performances. Pushing the boundaries of a multi-genre blend and traditional musical logic, the band will be showcasing fresh U-Melt material alongside the live staples that have kept the crowds returning night after night.

Bringing their four piece sonic explorations to new and exciting venues, the Spring Tour 2009 will open with four straight Northeastern debuts as U-Melt delivers their progressive groove to Lucky’s in Cortland, NY on Thursday, March 26th, The Warehouse in Hartford, CT on the 27th, the newly opened Port City Music Hall in Portland, ME on the 28th and the Thunderbird Café in Pittsburgh, PA on Thursday, April 2nd. Following the series of debuts, the band will make an extraordinary return to a couple of their favorite haunts in Nietzsche’s in Buffalo, NY on the 3rd and the River Street Jazz Café in Plains, PA on the 4th.

Thursday, April 9th marks a monumental occasion on the U-Melt calendar as the band supports longtime friends in Umphrey’s McGee as the pair commemorates the newly opened House of Blues in Boston, MA. In what is becoming the latest in a long line of U-Melt traditions, the following night will feature a very special post-Umphrey’s McGee late night set as the group performs at the famous BB King Blues Club in Times Square. The official Umphrey’s McGee after party will feature special guest and longtime friend and collaborator, Wyllys, as the two artists groove on original material as well as elements of NYC drum and bass. After the hometown show in NYC, U-Melt will take the drive down I-95 to West Chester, PA, as they make their debut at The Note.

Before the band makes their way to the Rocky Mountain State for a stretch of dates, U-Melt has penned four dates for their eagerly awaited return to the upper Midwest. Kicking festivities off in Chicago, IL on Thursday, April 16th, the band presents “An Evening with U-Melt” at Martyr’s. Friday the 17th features U-Melt hosting another post-Umphrey’s McGee party at The House Café in Dekalb, IL followed by a special stop at the University of Wisconsin at Madison on the 18th. U-Melt will set sail west after performing at Vaudeville Mews in Des Moines, IA on the 20th. On Wednesday, April 22nd, the band will make their highly anticipated return to Colorado with a show at Hodi’s Half Note in Fort Collins. The following night has the band returning to the Fox Theatre in Boulder. The band will conclude their Mile-High stay with a two-night stand at the renowned Quixote’s True Blue in Denver on the 24th and 25th.

U-Melt will head south for the final three dates of the tour, debuting at the Flytrap Music Hall in Tulsa, OK on Tuesday, April 28th and the Buc Days Festival in Corpus Christi, TX on the 30th. Proving that all good things must come to an end, U-Melt will bring their Spring Tour 2009 to a close in the Big Easy as the band makes their third consecutive late night Jazz Fest appearance at the Blue Nile on May 2nd. Never a band to stray too far from the road, U-Melt jump-starts their summer tour plans with their fourth annual performance at the Summer Camp Music Festival in Chillicothe, IL May 22nd – 24th, an eagerly awaited return to Mountain Jam in Hunter New York May 29th – 31st and an always memorable U-Melt late night set at the Stonehenge Music Festival in Kellyburg, PA on June 19th.

U-MELT '09 SPRING TOUR

3/26 - Lucky's - Cortland, NY
3/27 - The Warehouse - Hartford, CT
3/28 - Port City Music Hall - Portland, ME
4/2 - Thunderbird Cafe - Pittsburgh, PA
4/3 - Nietzsche's - Buffalo, NY
4/4 - River Street Jazz Cafe - Plains, PA
4/9 - House of Blues - Boston, MA (w/ Umphrey's McGee)
4/10 - BB King Blues Club - New York, NY (Official Umphrey's McGee After Party!)
4/11 - The Note - West Chester, PA
4/16 - Martyr's - Chicago, IL
4/17 - The House Cafe - Dekalb, IL (Official Umphrey's McGee After Party!)
4/18 - University of Wisconsin-Madison - Madison, WI (FREE Show!)
4/20 - Vaudeville Mews - Des Moines, IA
4/22 - Hodi's Half Note - Fort Collins, CO
4/23 - Fox Theatre - Boulder, CO
4/24 - 4/25 -Quixote's True Blue - Denver, CO
4/28 - Flytrap Music Hall - Tulsa, OK
4/30 - Buc Days Celebration Festival - Corpus Christi, TX
5/2 - Blue Nile - New Orleans, LA (Late Night Jazz Fest series w/ Orchard Lounge)
5/22 - 5/24 - Summer Camp Music Festival - Chillicothe, IL
5/29 - 5/31 - Mountain Jam - Hunter, NY
6/19 - 6/20 - Stonehenge Music Festival - Kellyburg (Trout Run), PA

Sunday

fluff head

What Fluff Head is this?

"Remember, if you have any trouble you can always send a telegram to the Right People. "Yeah... Explaining my Position"

Friday

CoSM moves Back to Brooklyn


CoSM is the community of artsy/trippy people in NYC, made up people like favorite author Daniel Pinchbeck and other notable heretics. back in the day circa 2003 they had party's that I went to at Alex's flat on union street Brooklyn, then they moved to their own gallery in Chelsea. they are once again moving to an estate-upstate, where people can really enjoy themselves, surround by trees and birds and stuff, things peaceful people like this enjoy. until this place opens in 2010 the full moon parties moved back to Brooklyn and there is all sorts of other fun stuff going on with these people that's worth checking out. My room ate works at a foundry in Greenpoint where they are casting one of Alex Grey's pieces the image is below.

SXSW Torrents

The South by Southwest (SXSW) music festival is one of the largest and most popular in the United States. For the fifth year in a row, SXSW has released a DRM-free, RIAA-safe collection of songs totaling 6 GB, which can all be downloaded for free, thanks to BitTorrent.

sxsw 2009For some of the previous editions, SXSW itself has offered torrents showcasing the artists scheduled to perform at the festival. Starting last year, however, SXSW stopped releasing a torrent of their own.

Since all of the mp3s are available for download on the festival’s site, it only takes one person to get a torrent up and running. Last year it was Greg Hewgill who took the time and effort to put all the MP3s into one big torrent, and for the 2009 edition Ben Stolt did the same.

Since there’s over 6 GB of DRM-free music, using torrents makes it much easier than laboriously downloading every MP3 separately. In addition, using BitTorrent instead of the server based system saves SXSW money in bandwidth costs. The good news is that, for once, the RIAA isn’t watching over your shoulder when downloading music.

There are three torrents for the 23rd SXSW edition which contain a record breaking 1267 MP3s of both upcoming, as well as established artists who will appear at this year’s festival. Needless to say there should be something to suit everyone’s tastes, and all in all it’s a great way to expand your horizons and discover new and upcoming artists, all for free.

This year’s SXSW music festival takes place from March 18-22 in Austin Texas. All the tracks released for the previous editions are also still available for those people who want to fill up their iPod without having to invest thousands of dollars.

marco benevento/the Slip/Joe Russo-CD Release Party-Bell House-Brooklyn

slacking on this review a bit should be done by monday-tuesday. thanks for your patience here's a cool hipster bashing article

Thursday

Scum Broolyn Cop Busted through Facebook. Quote :watching ‘Training Day’ to brush up on proper police procedure.”

so this cop in BK busted some guys rips on the street then planted a gun on him to cover it up, two other officers were involved, the facebook server data was subpoenaed and he got his.
Full NY Times article

Wednesday

Ultra 2009 & Stab City Mathead E.P

Here is the Lineup for WMC this year, my friends new E.P Stab City is out and it got me interested in going there this year. I went in 2002, saw Perry Ferral dancing really crazy in the crowd, and saw Egg Foo Yung another DJ from my hometown just outside NYC proper. Math Head was one of the innovators in Dubstep here in NYC and his New E.P will definitely appeal to those more interested in live music, drum and bass, lifetronica and trancefusion. Back when we were all listening to DJ shadow, Math Head AKA Ben would make really moving emotional DJ Shadow tracks and I really wished for the day when he would stop making house music. Now that Passions/Mathead has distanced himself at least for a while from Trouble and Bass, he can start making the music he was born to make, from the very depths of human emotion. Stab City is this artist getting back in allignment with his creative vision, no longer making the mindless, numbing, dance music that hipster kids eat up like oxy cotton, but looking deep inside to produce some real music.

Ultra Festival 2009 Lineup

Day 1 Line Up
The Black Eyed Peas, Tiesto, Bloc Party, David Guetta, Deadmau5, Santogold, The Ting Tings, Steve Lawler, Sneaky Sound System, Perry Farrell, The Whip, Rye Rye, Pendulum Live, Roni Size Reprazent, Rabbit In The Moon, Shiny Toy Guns, Kevens, Una Slim, Carl Cox, Ritchie Hawtin, Luciano vs. Loco Dice, Tini, Swedish House Mafia, (Steve Angelo. Axwell Sebastian Ingrosso), Benny Benassi, Tiga, Dirty South, Josh Wink, Busy P, Chris Lake, Mar T The Bloody Beetroots, Riton, L.A. Riots, Surkin, Para One, Rory Phillips, DJ Alexey Romero, Patrick M, Riorgear, Clayton Steele, Natali Suvorova

Day 2 Line Up
The Prodigy, Paul Van Dyk, Armin Van Buuren, Booka Shade, Above & Beyond, Fedde Le Grand, Infected Mushroom, ATB, Kaskade, Markus Schulz, Alina, Francesco Rossi, Nate Campbell, Deadmau5, Cut Copy, Simian Mobile Disco, Chrystal Castles, MSTRKRFT, m.a.n.d.y. vs tiefschwarz, Boys Noize, Hercules & Love Affair, The Presents, Late of The Pier, Kraak & Smaak Live, The Bloody Beetroots, Heidi, L.A. Riots, Carl Cox, Moby, Erick Morillo, Pete Tong, Elio Riso, Roni Size DJ Set, Planet Of The Drums (AK1200, Dara, Diesel Boy, J Messinian), Goldie, Andy C & MC QQ, Ed Rush 7 Optical, Evol Intent Live, Chase & Status, Noisia, Subfocus, SS, Bass Nacho & Human, Marcus Visionary, Circle K & MC Collaborator, DJUNYA, Ill Collaboration, Juan Basshead, BT Laptop Symphony, Stanton Warriors, Hybrid DJ Set, Bassbin Twins, DJ Icey, Freestylers, Sould Of Man, Drumattic Twins, 2020 Soundsystem (4X DJ Set) Baby Anne, Future Funk Squad Live, Storm & Johnny Dangerously, DNF ( DJ/Vocal Set), Peoples


so go buy the Stab City E.P or fill yourself with that souless crap, whatever they put in front of you. t

Tuesday

The Allman Brothers @ the Beacon 3.9.09








Allman Brother First Show Beacon SRun et List

My close ally Michelle caught this show and shes gonna fill us in. Her favorite was Statesboro blues with Taj Mahal, the beacon is completely remodeled and supposedly it looks amazing now.

Complete Beacon Run Set Lists So Far

BoomBox Lines Up April Tour Dates

just got this press release thought it might be worth noting. one of the members of this band is the son of Keith Godchaux and Donna Jean two ex members of the Dead.


With excitement continuing to develop around their upcoming release, BoomBox has added several tour dates to their April calendar. The psychedelic trip-hop brainchildren Russ Randolph and Zion Rock Godchaux are prepping the final mixes for the new album downriverelectric and giving audiences glimpses of what is to come from the groundbreaking duo. Blending decades of musical evolution across all genres with an inherent musical inclination, BoomBox carries the torch for the live electronica scene.

BoomBox hails from the legendary Muscle Shoals, AL; the last bastion of hope for towns with profound connections to decades of musical contributions. The BoomBox vibe is built on the rich history and influence of the region imparted on Randolph and Godchaux. Incorporating live DJ’ing with guitars and vocals in real time, the duo drops body-shaking rhythms into textured guitar phrases and hypnotic rhythms. Hitting the stage with unparalleled energy and a vast musical catalog, the BoomBox live experience is thoroughly unique and refreshing.

BoomBox’s highly anticipated April tour gets underway on the 9th, as the innovative DJ / singer-songwriter / guitarist duo returns to Boulder, CO for a performance at the Fox Theatre. BoomBox has penned additional stops in St. Louis, Chicago, Boston, Albany, New York City, and Baltimore and will include the Sunsation Festival at Copper Mountain and The Early Bird Festival in Garrettsville, OH. Providing a unique concert experience, iClips.net will stream the live performance of the April 16th show at the Old Rock House in St. Louis, MO on their website. The tour concludes May 2nd in Knoxville, TN.

For tour dates and information go to:
www.thisisboombox.com TOUR DATES:

04/09 - Fox Theatre - Boulder, CO
04/11 - Copper Mountain - Copper Mtn, CO
04/16 - Old Rock House - St. Louis, MO
04/17 - Subterranean - Chicago - IL
04/18 - Nelson Ledges Quarry - Garrettsville, OH
04/20 - Rex Theatre - Pittsburgh, PA
04/22 - Bill's Bar - Boston, MA
04/23 - The Wheelhouse - Narragansett, RI
04/24 - Red Square - Albany, NY
04/25 - Rocks Off: Concert Cruise - New York, NY
04/27 - The 8x10 - Baltimore, MD
04/28 - Rocktown Grill - Harrisonburg, VA
04/30 - The Pour House Music Hall - Raleigh, NC
05/01 - Awful Arthurs - Roanoke, VA
05/02 - World Grotto and Gallery - Knoxville, TN

Monday

Bear Creek Music and Art Festival 2009

this may be the best festival all year, but check out my other picks and survival tactics for your enjoyment.

The Bear Creek Music and Art Festival proudly returns to the magical Spirit of the Suwannee Music Park in Live Oak, Florida for the weekend of November 13 - 15, 2009..

This is the best festival all year and by far the best in Florida, don't believe all the negativity you read about it being a police state just learn from these guys who were most likely doing something stupid or indiscriminate or pushing some junk. don't do what they did, and it should be all good. this lookup was done for the weekend of spring fest 2009, you can choose any dates you want, to get an idea. Here is a post on Partyin Peeps about the really cool art tent at Bear Creek, something that sets the festival apart in my eyes.

The initial lineup includes:



Galactic x 2
Karl Denson's Tiny Universe x 2
Ivan Neville's Dumpstaphunk x 2
Lettuce x 2
Perpetual Groove
Steve Kimock and Crazy Engine
The New Mastersounds x 2
Hill Country Revue
Porter Batiste and Stoltz x 2
The Benevento/Russo Duo
Trombone Shorty and Orleans Avenue
Garage A Trois
Fred Wesley and the New JB's
Lotus
Papa Mali Band
The Slip
DubConscious x 2
Zac Deputy x 2
The Pnuma Trio
Bonerama
The Ryan Montbleau Band
Surprise Me Mr. Davis
Break Science featuring Adam Deitch
Brock Butler
Eric Krasno & Chapter 2
Good Enough For Good Times
The Heavy Pets
Pnuma Live PA
On The One
The Malah x 2
Green Hit x 2
Stillwood
The Soular System
Shak Nasti
Nate Wilson Group
Pimps of Joytime
Sol Driven Train(1 kids set, 1 big kids set)
Corporal Boil
Catfish Alliance
3rd Stone
Savi Fernandez Band
Green House Lounge
more artists to be announced in the coming months...

The Festival is being held at the beautiful Spirit of the Suwannee Music Park in Live Oak, Florida. Amenities include canoe trips, country store, craft village, bath houses, disc golf, fishing lake, golf cart rentals, hiking trails, bat houses, horseback riding, modern cabins, mini golf, sports lounge, observation beehive, restaurant, RV camping, swimming pool and more! The park is conveniently located in sunny north Florida near Live Oak, with easy access to both interstates 10 and 75.

Tickets
"Get The Worm" early bird tickets are $99 until May 31 when they will increase to $115. Thursday night pre-party tickets are available for $40. Price includes music, primitive camping & all fees & taxes. Gate price $165.

Get tickets here.

http://www.bearcreekmusicfestival.com/

Friday

phish friday night set list

just go here

Marco Benevento with the boys from the Slip at the Bell House


I'll be going to this show this weekend at the Bell house in Brooklyn, with photographer Robert, the review will be up on Jambase and my pictures and preview will be up here. like many other NYC based former "jambands," the Slip have found good work as the backing band more mainstreem artists in this case Sonya Kitchell. You don't know about her cause you read this blog. Don't Bother.

Thursday

Allman Brothers Beacon 40th Anniversary

"The road goes on forever." If you look at all the current incarnations of The Allman Brothers Band and where they are at today, it has becomes apparent that their music has grown to become a community and a cultural institution. It is more than whoever is in the band at the time, it is about some of the greatest blues musicians in the world getting together and making the very best music they can produce together with no compromises. It was a rainy night in New York City and the band was all business, determined to give a near flawless show that would go down in history.

March 26, 2009 was the official 40th anniversary of the Allman Brothers and the 20th anniversary of their first show at the Beacon. 40 years to the day from the first jam session with the original Allman Brothers lineup that sounded so good Duane was quoted as saying "no one gets out here alive!" Since then the band continues to evolve and stay contemporary, through hard work, dedication and ingenuity. Everyone knew this day was going to be special, and the band brought it "Back to Where It All Begins," by celebrating the music of Duane Allman (I'll only quote a song once more). While decades have passed, the band was able to create their original, youthful sound, performing their first two albums in their entirety.

This show was all about The Allman Brothers and there were "no special guests," as was announced by drummer Butch Trucks. Trucks wears many hats and is also a Rhodes scholar, intellectual and internet entrepreneur/fan liaison. There were rumors Dickey was invited, but when the curtain rose and he wasn't there I was pretty sure it wouldn't happen. Though disappointed, I was so absorbed in the music I did not give it a second thought. A fan can always hope for an onstage reunion somewhere down the road, but personal issues mean personal. The group seemed to be freed up to play by not having to tend to a special guest. This current lineup, is one of the tightest and talented versions of the Allman Brothers, and having just them here giving 110% made it a legendary night.

While the Duane Allman penned tune `Little Martha' was the opener for the majority of the Beacon run, the band started the show a little after 8:00 with "Don't Want You No More" and followed it up with "Not My Cross to Bear" (the first two songs off their first album The Allman Brothers Band). Next was "Black Hearted Women" which included an "Other one Tease," and had Derek Trucks already channeling Duane, hitting his licks note for note. Up next came "Trouble No More," followed by "Every Hungry Women" which had Warren teasing "Foxy Lady" on his signature Gibson reissue of Duane's Hot Lanta Guitar. Derek maintained a dominant lead position on these songs, strongly representing the next generation's voice of this band. His leadership and talent proved that the Allmans are not only something that happened, but continue to innovate with rocks youngest legendary guitar players.

"Dreams" and "Whipping Post" were the two songs everyone was waiting for and really brought back the original Allman Brothers atmosphere. "Dreams" had Warren and Derek trading solos back and forth, playing phrases right off the original album. They played "Whipping Post" with the same dark attitude that made the song such a groundbreaking rock piece, and brought back the classic At Fillmore East sound. Gregg's voice was incredibly youthful, with some of his most soulful Hammond B3 playing yet. He appeared slightly more pale then usual at times, though this was likely due to the strenuous demand of a 15 night run, of full tilt rock shows.

Intermission was taken and there were some advertisements on the big screen promoting various aspects of the Allman Brothers empire, one thing is for sure, the Allman Brothers Band runs like a well oiled machine, and they do what it takes to keep it functioning at "peak" performance. Their business is one with ethics that gives many people a decent, satisfying living, this kind of alternative, fair capitalism is obviously good for the economy and it's time may have come.

The second set began with "Revival" the first song off of their second album and included a "Mountain Jam" tease by Derek. Oteil Burbridge's Bass lines were really holding it down, keeping it to the original songs and giving room for the guitars to go off and explore new territory. Butch Trucks was thoroughly enjoying himself, motivating and steady, Jaimoe was giving all his energy and meant business while Marc Quiñones was tightly focused. After a very funky Duane inspired "Don't Keep me Wonderin,'" Gregg and Warren sang a sweet duet of "Midnight Rider." This was followed with "In Memory of Elizabeth Reed" one of the many Dickey Betts originals, written in memorandum of a name on a gravestone Betts used to sit down and make out with his girlfriend by. Though there was no mention of Dickey the whole run, I felt that Warren was paying homage to him by quoting some of his verses in his guitar playing. On "Liz Reed" Oteil broke out his six string bass, and the rest of the band stepped back as he took the lead. He broke out his Oteil and The Peacemakers act and started scatting and playing the bass like a jazz guitarist. Burbridge mixed into this unique solo, hypnotic and surreal noises on the bass's deep end, creating a voice all his own. Burbridge then hopped on a drum kit and played his heart out with the power trio of Jaimoe, Quiñones and Trucks, seeing a collaboration of four drummers each on a full kit is not something at all ordinary and proved that The Allmans are at their very best with just the band.

"Liz Reed" went straight into "Hoochie Coochie" man the only cover song on the Idlewild South album. The band then played an emotional "Please Call Home," a great but underplayed song, this impressive, rare performance alone made the show a historic moment for the band. The last song of the Album "Leave my Blues at Home" ended at around 11:30, leaving the band just enough time for the encore "Statesboro Blues."
"Statesboro" had some minor mistakes with certain verses that were audible only to the diehard fans, but the band was able to laugh it off. This imperfection shows the human nature of a superhuman sounding band, adding a layer of depth. At the end of the song, Gregg said "thank you so much, come back tomorrow night and we'll have more mistakes for you," a really funny moment, Warren then went over and hugged him and the lights dimmed, revealing the massive number of seated and standing guests backstage, a separate audience of middle aged people, dressed mostly in suits and ties, with a few kids running around. This reflected a more formal looking version of the greater audience, which was mostly middle aged men, some who had brought their kids. There is a strict no drugs/drinking rule backstage at Allman Brothers shows, which creates a healthy, family friendly environment throughout the venue. On the contrary the energy was not uptight, but a clean, earthy, high that the Allman Brothers have become a symbol for.

One may come to wonder why this rural southern rock band draped with symbols of Peaches and Mushrooms has such a close tie to New York City, the story is long but can be summed up with the fact that New Yorkers have high standards and like good music, this synergy between southern comfort and big city living is what brought the band to the heights they are at today. Growing up in the greater NYC area, I have witnessed many different personalities embracing the Allman Brothers, once we hit high school it was like a rite of passage into musical appreciation, even the jocks used to sell Beacon tickets at fundraisers. This band has had a significant impact on every generation since the late 60's, due to their tenacious spirit to stay on top of their game and not become a nostalgia act. From the Swedish travelers who waited twenty years to finally see the group live at the Beacon to the biker security guard who schooled me to some Allman Brothers history, it was evident how much this music meant to so many people.

The recognition that Warren Haynes and now Derek trucks have received in popular music creates a link to the new generation, allowing young people to experience this level of the blues which celebrates the best melodic, flat-picking and slide guitar collaborations. Though the flat-picking influence has been phased out with the loss of Dickey Betts, he still continues the ABB tradition by playing his songs in Dickey Betts and Great Southern. This is just an example of The ABB's motivation to do whatever it takes to keep their music (and brand) alive and strong.

After the show let out, I collected my cool 3/16/09 commemorative poster, and spilled out onto the streets of Manhattan with the rest of the crowd. I took a trip downtown to check out some of Eric Krasno and Chapter 2 at Sullivan Hall. The after party was billed as having "very special guests" and word was that Derek would show up, I caught a couple funky songs then moved on as that would not have gone down until well into the A.M.
Though this Beacon run was dedicated to Duane Allman, the show was just as much about his brother Gregg - the band patriarch. It was well know by the cancellation of last years' Beacon Run that Gregg was battling Hepatitis C. and to see him come back after treatment so strong was very special. The power and soul behind Gregg's voice was truly "hittin' the note," almost to the point where he looked divinely inspired. Only on this night of the show was Gregg's long hair down, looking like the days when two blonde, brothers from the south, were some of the first to play in an integrated band, bringing two worlds together in music. I appreciated seeing Gregg at his best more than anything else. He is truly reaching new depths in his singing, and we are lucky that he is touring this year to share it. He is a living legend, carrying on his bands legacy of tolerance, quality blues music and long honest work.

The Mighty Imperials on Dap Tone Records

after the instrumental organ jazz, of the pairing of Krasno of Soulive on Guitar, Joe Russo of Benevento/Russo Duo on Drums, Andy Hess the ex-Govt Mule and Black Crows Bassist and Erik Deutsch of Charlie Hunter Trio on Keys. I have been listening to a lot of instrumental funk. I came across another great NYC band the Mighty Imperials, on Brooklyn based Dap-Tone Records.

Track Listings
01. THUNDER CHICKEN
02. NEVER FOUND A GIRL
03. JODY'S WALK
04. DUCK HUNT
05. JOSEPH'S POPCORN
06. CHICO'S BARNYARD
07. KICK THE BLANKET
08. FUNKY BELLY
09. RIDE SHANK'S MARE
10. SOUL BUSTER PT. 1
11. COLD SWEAT

--. Cold Buster Pt. 2 (LP only)

Wednesday

HeadCount Heads to Hampton!

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Launching at the Spaceship After months of preparation, HeadCount will launch its 2009 campaign at the Phish concerts at Hampton Coliseum next weekend. We will be doing more than just registering voters. This year, we're staging a letter-writing and awareness campaign behind the issues that YOU, the live music community, feel are most important. This began with an online POLL that asks what YOU think are the three most important issues facing America today. When you stop by a HeadCount table at a concert this year, you'll be able to choose from three selected issues (or pick one of your own) and write a letter to your Congressional representative. That's not all - we're also teaming up with other nonprofits to stage local volunteer outings, and we'll work with several bands on their specific cause-related activities. Our goal is to organize the music community into a socially and politically active force. That starts with voting in elections, but doesn't end there. Check for updates about our campaign at www.HeadCount.org and the HeadCount blog at www.HeadCount.org/blog. Or you can stop by our table at the Phish concerts in Hampton, Va. on March 6-8. Digital Media Volunteer/Internship Opportunity Over the next year, HeadCount will be taking its online presence to the next level through the launch of a revamped website and blog and greater utilization of various Web 2.0 platforms. We aim to use technology to build community and are looking for skilled, dedicated individuals to participate in this undertaking. If you have experience in digital media platforms, want to be part of a high-profile creative endeavor, are reliable (no slackers, please) and can devote at least three hours per week, please email resumes@headcount.org. Include a brief note and preferably a resume and/or sample of your work. HeadCount Ranked No. 1 By Independent Report Air Traffic Control , a nonprofit that connects musicians to social action, put together a report summing up the various "music related political events" in 2008. The report found that HeadCount was responsible for 82% of that activity. Next on the list was Rock the Vote, who was responsible for 7%. We knew we were staging the largest event-based voter registration campaign in the U.S. and were glad someone noticed! To read the report, check out the Future Majority blog.
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