The Disco Biscuits Announce Free Live Streams For Upcoming NYC Shows

first_imgJamtronica titans The Disco Biscuits will head to New York this weekend for a three-night City Bisco run. While tickets still remain for this Saturday finale at the new Coney Island Amphitheatre, the two performances at NYC’s Irving Plaza on Thursday and Friday sold out almost instantly! Fortunately, the band is providing an option for those who got shut out or can’t make it to these rocking shows.The Biscuits have announced a free live stream for the two performances! The band has teamed up with UphoricTV, who also provided live coverage of the band’s recent performances at Camp Bisco, for the streams. You can find out more information about the streams here.last_img

Listen To Spafford Treat Denver To Some Serious “Backdoor Funk” With Newly Shared SBD Recording

first_imgRising jam sensations Spafford continue to turn heads with their innate ability for all things jam. The band recently brought that ability to Colorado, where they played in both Boulder and Denver for a two-night run in the colorful state. They kept fans at Cervantes’ Other Side in Denver, CO on their toes for a great performance last Friday, September 23rd.Getting To Know Spafford, The Best Jam Band You Haven’t Heard YetAmong the many highlights from the night was a mind-blowing version of their original, “Backdoor Funk.” Fortunately, the band has shared a killer soundboard recording of the 13-minute jam session for all to enjoy! Get down on it in the stream below.Spafford is cruising along their fall tour and will hit Milwaukee tonight! Check out the full Denver setlist and tour schedule below.Setlist: Spafford at Cervantes’ Other Side, Denver, CO – 9/23/16Set One: All My Friends > Bee Jam > Windmill, Into The Mystic, Ain’t That Wrong, Soul To Squeeze, The PostmanSet Two: Red’s Jam > People, Plans > Down Under, Todd’s Tots, The Remedy > Down Under, Backdoor FunkEncore: Hollywood > In The Eyes of Thieveslast_img read more

The Funk Hunters Team With Chali 2na On Sensational New Video [Premiere]

first_imgIt’s an exciting time to be a fan of The Funk Hunters. For the past couple of years, the duo has been touring the world over with Jurassic 5 founding member Chali 2na. The fruits of that collaboration will be featured on ILLectric, the debut EP featuring all of these acclaimed artists. Due out on October 14th via Westwood Recordings (pre-order here), Funk Hunters’ Nick Middleton tells us what ILLectric means to him.“Working with Chali has been a dream for sure. We’ve been on the road touring and performing with him all around the world the past couple years which has been incredible – he’s one of the best performers and lyricists ever. But it wasn’t until we started to work on this record and get into the studio together that that really hit home for me. I was constantly blown away by the verses he would come up with for these tracks. It’s an amazing feeling to drop a verse from Chali 2na onto your new production! And even cooler to then get to go perform it with him live after its done!”With the album coming out in a matter of days, The Funk Hunters are keeping anticipation high by sharing the second track. Titled “Get Involved,” the exciting song was the fruit of a long collaboration with Canadian producer Defunk. “He sent me a bunch of demos, and he had this one that had a really strong idea that I thought could be great for verse section on the new record. So I took it to my studio and we ran with it, we added new bass drops and choruses. Then it was off to Chali to write some verses and a hook, and suddenly it turned into this epic “Get Involved” message! Its one of our faves on the record for sure!”While “Get Involved” has great music and lyrics, the song comes to life in the band’s brand new video. Shot entirely in Chali’s hometown in Chicago, it’s a surprise layer of animation that turns a music video into a work of art.“We called our friend Ben Leonard, an amazing animator and creative dude who works on alot of the live visuals content for some huge electronic artists like Excision,” said Middleton. “He had this great idea to tastefully animate overtop of the footage and the result is so killer, really pumped how it turned out!”Check it out for yourself! We’re excited to share the great new video for “Get Involved” with you, streaming below.The track has already been a hit with Funk Hunters fans, as Middleton tells us about their experience debuting “Get Involved” at Burning Man. “We premiered this track live with Chali 2na at Burning Man this year – we had a headlining slot at Camp Questionmark on Friday night, so it pretty epic to hear it blasting out over the desert at midnight to thousands of people on a PK Soundsystem. It was actually the first time I had ever heard Chali recite the verses live before, it was a cool feeling.”If “Get Involved” is any indication, the band’s new album is sure to be a hit. ILLectric is due out on October 14th, and you can find the pre-order via iTunes here. The Funk Hunters and Chali 2na are heading out on the road throughout the remainder of 2016, so don’t miss out. You can see their tour dates below, and get all the information on the band’s website.The Funk Hunters and Chali 2na Tour DatesOCT 28 – THE MULE – PENTICTON, BCOCT 29 – HUME HOTEL – SOLD OUT – NELSON, BCOCT 30 – WILD BILL’S LGENDARY SALOON – BANFF, ABOCT 31 – ROCKWATER BAR – GOLDEN, BCNOV 25 – THE INTERSECTION – GRAND RAPIDS, MINOV 26 – BOTTOM LOUNGE – CHICAGO, ILNOV 29 – HIFI MUSIC HALL EUGENE, ORNOV 30 – FORTY-FIVE EAST – PORTLAND, ORDEC 01 – NECTAR LOUNGE – SEATTLE, WADEC 02 – WILD BUFFALO – BELLINGHAM, WAThe Funk Hunters & Chali 2na – ILLectric Tracklisting1. Oh S**t2. Get Involved feat. Defunk3. Funk Back4. Word To Spread feat. Thom Thumb5. Right Right Up feat. CMC & Silenta & Verse iTallast_img read more

Songs Like These Are The Reason Bob Dylan Was Awarded The Nobel Prize

first_imgPoet laureate of rock and roll is a term dropped on Bob Dylan like raindrops falling on the ocean, in which pond rock’s most colorful chameleon seemingly can stand upon. Since entering the scene when John F. Kennedy was reigning over Camelot with the promise of equality and peace in view, Dylan has managed to remain atop the field of music with no contenders for his title visible in his rear-view mirror. Dylan has just added to his credentials with an unheard-of Nobel Prize in Literature. Discussion and controversy have followed his coronation, and banter about such has ‘gone electric.’Some feel any rock musician receiving such an award is misguided at best, and at worst a mockery of the prize itself. You don’t need a weatherman to tell you that anything that Dylan becomes involved in will polarize opinions, and time likely will be an arbiter that rules in favor of the purity of his artistic vision. In the meantime, hold on until the wheels fall off and burn, with the audience left transfixed as prophetic spheres coming down from on high torch up the night before their eyes.Bob Dylan started as an opening act in 1963, as have many hungry minstrels. The difference herein is that Dylan was the opening act for Rev. Martin Luther King prior to delivering his ‘I Have A Dream‘ speech (with Joan Baez crooning at his side). This performance would forever link the rock world with causes, none greater than that which was found in Washington on that day. From Live Aid to having his comments inspire Farm Aid, Dylan was loved and sometimes even hated.Whether preaching from the pulpit making relevant holy texts, or providing dignity to the great unwashed, this man was never drinking any Kool-Aid or letting his listeners eat cake. Dylan has been written off and come back to re-take his belt so many times, you could call him the boxer. Dylan has always been about the thunderous voice heard in silence, wherein today his critics should stand taking account of the error of their ways.Dylan’s catalog of songs spans an incredible 36 albums, and an entire world of covers that find his label sewn into their collar. Among the entries, few can be categorized as disposable, or called ‘throwaways.’ A certain number of his songs stand out, however, and can truly be looked upon as masterpieces. While we might not find all of them atop a transient chart, it seems that these songs were written with a hammer and chisel. In some way, the inspiration behind the inspiration in these songs transcends their needing any ribbon or award. Somehow, in the heart of his deepest fans, it still is comforting to see that this work has been so visibly acknowledged. Even if no festivities celebrated them, their power was never truly in any real doubt.Let’s take a listen and breakdown of few of the songs that were indicative of the time they were written in:Like A Rolling Stone (from: Highway 61 Revisited, 1965)Once upon a time, popular songs lasted less than three minutes, and none blew your mind as does this one. Dylan goes from the heights of stardom to the gutter, set next to Al Kooper‘s unlikely, unforgettable organ riff. After hearing it, you can’t talk quite so loud, or throw a dime in a bum’s cup without thinking of the song. All in all, a case can be made that this electric ditty may be the most important song in rock history. Dylan didn’t just blow the door off of the hinges, he ripped them out of the wall. Rock songwriting was never the same again.[courtesy of gurkan guney]Blowin’ In The Wind (from The Freewheelin’ Bob Dylan, 1963)“How many roads must a man walk down, before you call him a man?”  The argument in favor of the sacredness of a human being is summed up in that one question. Peter, Paul & Mary may have made it prettier, and pleased our ears with harmony, but Dylan’s rough, gravel vocals seemed truer to the fire hose baptisms and brutality of the Jim Crow South. “How many times must the cannon balls fly, before they’re forever banned?” Dylan asks the ultimate rhetorical question, while using his acoustic guitar to fan the flames of conscience. Just a song and dance man? Don’t you believe a word of it.[courtesy of BobDylanTV]It’s Alright, Ma (I’m Only Bleeding); (from Highway 61 Revisited, 1965)The human spirit can be cast into darkness by either Communism or by American Capitalism. The times have changed, in that Dylan finds a world haunted by the emptiness of consumerism, that fills a person’s hands, but not his heart. Things are “bent out of shape by society’s pliers”, and “it’s easy to see without looking too far that not much is really sacred.” It still leaves a spark of hope that not much is better than nothing, and later a more mature Dylan would expound on a discovery of the sacred. We learn that “sometimes even the president of the United States must have to stand naked”; and that “money doesn’t talk, it swears.” No other entertainer of his time period has left so many in their audience wishing that they had been the originator of so many quotations. Many of these things were being introduced to us before man had first set foot on the moon.[courtesy of Nanchatte Desu]Gotta Serve Somebody (from Slow Train Coming, 1979)Dylan enters the realm of the sacred, and he yells from the rooftops so all souls can hear it. “Whatever is truthful haunts you and don’t let you sleep at night,” Dylan would remark. Dylan brought this song to the 22nd Annual Grammy Awards, winning Best Rock Male Vocal. Many are quick to point out that this is not Dylan at his poetic best, and they seem to have started voicing criticisms before he had even started singing. Accolades aside, Dylan’s more overt Gospel songs drew tremendous vitriol in certain circles. As Bob Marley pointed out, “Him still say it, anyway.” Having Mark Knopfler of Dire Straits playing a melodic, punctuating lead guitar at Dylan’s side certainly did not hamper the work Dylan recorded in the sessions that produced this song, and accompanying tracks.[courtesy of eksosrock]A Hard Rain’s a-Gonna Fall (from The Freewheelin’ Bob Dylan, 1963)The Cuban Missile Crisis had the world watching from its knees, wondering if nuclear war would devastate life on the planet. Dylan heard “the roar of a wave that could drown the whole world.” Kennedy and Khrushchev would maneuver a solution that would alleviate the situation, and leave a hundred million people alive that likely would have been lost. The lesson presented itself, and in today’s bellicose climate seems to have been forgotten. The “pellets of poison are flooding” our waters, as endless comments doubt that any veracity can be found in the major media. Fortunately, some truths can be found in the lyrics of this masterpiece.[courtesy of godriczimmerman]Bob Dylan’s Nobel Prize-winning body of work encompasses events in American history, from the Cuban Missile Crisis, through to the degradation of America’s economy and moral compass today. The songs delve into bedrock truths that do not require a man of letters to comprehend, or interpret. Yet, the same songs are often filled with poetic genius, and can be accurately described as brilliant. Bob Dylan changed the language of rock music, which sometimes in his songs seems to be the language of angels. Let he who has ears hear, and let the bells ring for the lost sheep.Other Songs of Note Close To The Cut: The Times They Are a-Changin’ (Album of same title, 1963); Desolation Row (Highway 61 Revisited, 1965); Every Grain of Sand (Shot of Love, 1981); Hurricane (Desire, 1976 -written with Jacques Levy); Mr. Tambourine Man (Bringing It All Back Home, 1965); Jokerman (Infidels, 1983); All Along The Watchtower (John Wesley Harding, 1967). Visions of Johanna (Blonde On Blonde, 1965).*As we encourage all of our readers to do, create your own list. We asked our favorite Dylan biographer Andy Muir for his Top Ten list:1. A Hard Rain’s a-Gonna Fall2. Blowin’ In The Wind3. Desolation Row4. It’s Alright, Ma (I’m Only Bleeding)5. Jokerman6. Like A Rolling Stone7. Mr. Tambourine Man8. When The Ship Comes In9. Visions of Johanna10. Every Grain of Sand– words by Bob Wilson[check out the author’s Bob Dylan: Fingers To The Glass Facebook page here]last_img read more

Electric Kif Premieres New Jazz Fusion Single, “Little Louie” [Listen]

first_imgMiami based fusion quartet Electric Kif are taking this exciting project to the next level in 2017. Filled with experienced young musicians, the band members put all of their training to work on their forthcoming debut album, Heist. What started as a side project for keyboardist Jason Matthews, bassist Rodrigo Zambrano, guitarist Eric Escanes, and drummer Armando Lopez has become so much more, as Electric Kif is set to embark on their second national tour this March.“We’ve done some touring in the past (with Kung Fu & Progger) and have had the chance to play some killer festivals, but this year we plan to hit the road a lot more,” says Zambrano. “It has taken some time to build regionally and figure out how to do it, since we live all the way down here in Miami, but 2017 is the year where we will be breaking out of the regional scene and looking more national.”The band’s sound is fusion at its finest, blending funk, progressive, rock, and jazz to make something that truly grooves. That groove is particularly evident on “Little Louie,” from the opening bass notes through the tightly woven musical tapestry. We’re honored to share the premiere of “Little Louie,” which you can stream below.“Little Louie represents the spirit of the Kif, not only in the song itself but also in the sound of the new record,” says Escanes. “Its one of the groovier songs on the record and the centerpiece of the album’s concept and storyline. We create what we like to call post-nuclear music, a mix between pocket music, cosmic funk, and dark progressive rock. ‘Little Louie’ sort of sits in the middle of that sound.”“‘Little Louie’ was the song that actually gave us the creative momentum. It was the first song that we developed together that led us to writing the rest of the album,” adds Matthews. “Recording this album was an learning experience for me and the whole band. It was a chance to really do everything ourselves and get the record to sound exactly the way we wanted it. We were in control of everything. It was recorded/produced in our various home studios and later mixed at City Of Progress studios, Dj Le Spam’s analog haven.”With such a tight sound, its no wonder that the band will be performing at the Ground UP Music Festival in Miami, FL this weekend, hosted by Snarky Puppy and their renowned Ground UP Music label. They’ll later head out for a major tour in March, including a performance at Okeechobee Festival before heading up North.Heist is due out in March, and you can pre-order on Electric Kif’s Bandcamp page. “Little Louie” will also be available for streaming on Spotify and iTunes this Friday. You can see their tour schedule below, and head to the band’s official website for more information.Electric Kif Tour DatesFeb 11th – Ground Up Music Festival, North Beach Bandshell, Miami Beach, FLMarch 2nd – Okeechobee Festival, Okeechobee, FL with Roosevelt Collier AllstarsMarch 9th – Funky Biscuit, Boca Raton, FL with THE FRITZMarch 11th – Jack Rabbitz, Jacksonville, FLMarch 12th – Durham Central Park, Durham, NC with Alison Shearer BandMarch 13th – The Pour House, Raleigh, NCMarch 15th – 8×10 in Baltimore, MD with PEOPLES BLUESMarch 16th – The Acoustic, Bridgeport, CTMarch 17th – Arch Street Tavern, Hartford, CT with WIREDMarch 19th – Cmon Everybody – Brooklyn, NY with Alison Shearer Band, ProggerMarch 21st – The Saint, Asbury Park, NYMarch 22nd – The Middle East Corner, Cambridge, MAMarch 23rd – TIME, Philadelphia , PAMarch 25th – Kings Rook Erie, PA with Eric Brewer & FriendsMarch 31st – Ella’s, Tampa, FLlast_img read more

Organ Freeman Makes Florida Debut At Fool’s Paradise [Videos]

first_imgOrgan Freeman brought their special blend of funk, soul, and jam music to the sunny St. Augustine Amphitheater to kick off Fool’s Paradise in fine style last Friday afternoon. While beloved bands like Lettuce and Joe Russo’s Almost Dead were at the top of the bill, there was nothing but gold on the stage all weekend long. The crowd, who had been lingering by the beach, rushed in like the tide as soon as the rising and falling flow of sounds of filled the air.The trio of guitarist Erik Carlson, drummer Rob Humphreys and organist Trevor Steer have been winning fans with every performance, and rightly so. Seen as a breath of fresh air on the national circuit Organ Freeman has found a unique voice that is finding an eager audience from coast to coast. Playing at the festival seemed to suit them well as they wasted no time getting down to business.Watch this tight knit band take the crowd on a spectacular sonic journey in the three videos below as Organ Freeman continues their funky rise to glory. Keep an eye out for Organ Freeman as they tour the country with a mix of headlining and select opening gigs. You’ll be glad you did! And as the folks might say, “Cheers from Fool’s Paradise!”[cover photo by Patrick Hughes]last_img read more

Umphrey’s McGee Drops Futuristic Techno-Romp Music Video For “The Silent Type”

first_imgUmphrey’s McGee has been gearing up for a huge 2018, which will mark the group’s 20th year together as a band. In honor of the forthcoming anniversary, the Chicago jam giant will release their brand new album, it’s not us, next year on January 12th. Since the album’s initial announcement during the tail end of November, in the weeks since, Umphrey’s has slowly been teasing the album, previously dropping the album’s lead single, “The Silent Type”, on streaming services as well as for a special Record Store Day Black Friday release.Umphrey’s McGee Releases New Single “The Silent Type”, Track List For ‘it’s not us’The new track, “The Silent Type”, features catchy vocals with a huge hook laid over 1980’s-era-sounding synthesizer, guitar parts, and pulsating back-beat. It is a good example of the progression of Umphrey’s McGee’s sound while remaining true to who they are as a band. If this track is an example of what’s to come on it’s not us, then fans of the band have a lot to look forward to. Today, Forbes dropped the official music video for Umphrey’s McGee “The Silent Type”. Focused on the band’s de facto hometown of Chicago, the video shows a technology-fueled romp across the Windy City.Umphrey’s McGee Extends 2018 Tour With Marcus King Band, BIG Something, Organ Freeman, & MoreJoining forces with Dallas-based multi-media creative studio Reel FX, the video blends together hyper-reality and augmented reality and speaks to the band’s ability to remain at the forefront of innovation and technology. Complementing the lyrics of the song, the story begins with an illicit cigarette drag offered by a smoky brunette. Enticed by the connection made inside his retro user interface, he slowly becomes incapable of distinguishing artificial intelligence from reality and a crazy night of Chicago debauchery ensues. To achieve this feeling, the team experimented with frantic edits, bold colors and UI overlays. An ode to the band’s biggest fans, the video is peppered with hidden items from their 20 year career.You can check out the music video below or head over to Forbes to watch the video and read an interview with the band.UMPHREY’S MCGEE TOUR DATES:December 1-5                  Punta Cana, Dominican Republic @ Dominican HolidazeDecember 15                   Chicago, IL @ Park West **NON-UM: 15th Annual Brendan & Jake Holiday ShowDecember 29                   Denver, CO @ Fillmore AuditoriumDecember 30                   Denver, CO @ Fillmore AuditoriumDecember 31                   Denver, CO @ Fillmore AuditoriumJanuary 11                        Pittsburgh, PA @ Stage AEJanuary 12                        Cincinnati, OH @ Taft TheatreJanuary 13                        Cincinnati, OH @ Taft TheatreJanuary 19                        New York, NY @ The Beacon TheatreJanuary 20                        New York, NY @ The Beacon TheatreJanuary 21                        New York, NY @ The Beacon TheatreJanuary 25                        New Haven, CT @ College Street Music HallJanuary 26                        Philadelphia, PA @ The FillmoreJanuary 27                        Philadelphia, PA @ The FillmoreJanuary 28                        Jim Thorpe, PA @ Penn’s PeakFebruary 1                        Columbus, OH @ Express Live!February 2                        Kalamazoo, MI @ Wings Event CenterFebruary 3                        Kalamazoo, MI @ Wings Event CenterFebruary 15                     Washington, DC @ The AnthemFebruary 16                     Asheville, NC @ ArenaFebruary 17                     Asheville, NC @ ArenaFebruary 18                     Tampa, FL @ WhigFest Music & Arts FestivalMarch 7                             Aspen, CO @ Belly Up AspenMarch 8                             Aspen, CO @ Belly Up AspenMarch 9                             Aspen, CO @ Belly Up AspenMarch 10                          Salt Lake City UT @ The ComplexMarch 14                          Missoula, MT @ The WilmaMarch 15                          Seattle, WA @ The ShowboxMarch 16                          Portland, OR @ Crystal BallroomMarch 17                          Portland, OR @ Crystal BallroomMarch 22                          South Lake Tahoe, CA @ Harrah’s Lake TahoeMarch 23                          Oakland, CA @ The Fox OaklandMarch 24                          Los Angeles, CA @ The WilternMarch 25                          San Diego, CA @ The Observatory North Parklast_img read more

George Clinton & P-Funk Added To LOCKN’ Festival Lineup

first_imgGeorge Clinton & P-Funk is the latest act to be added to the lineup for this year’s LOCKN’ Festival. The influential funk collective will perform on the festival’s Main Stage on Friday, August 24th—just before the final, unnamed headliner and immediately following Umphrey’s McGee.As previously reported, the Arrington, VA festival will be making a single lineup announcement every day until the complete bill is released on February 8th. Other confirmed acts include Dead & Company (four sets over two days), Umphrey’s McGee (three sets over two days), Pigeons Playing Ping Pong, and Turkuaz. You can check out the in-progress slow artist rollout, including set times, via LOCKN’s website.Today’s George Clinton news comes two weeks after the funk pioneer released his first new material under the Parliament moniker since 1980. Titled “I’m Gon Make U Sick O’Me”, the new single will appear on the forthcoming album, Medicaid Fraud Dog, the first Parliament album since their 1980 LP, Trombipulation.LOCKN’ returns to Infinity Downs Farm from August 23rd through 26th. Tickets for the festival will go on sale at noon EST on Friday, February 9th. For more information about LOCKN’ or for ticketing, head over to the event’s website here.[Photo: Erik Kabik]last_img read more

The Soul Rebels Fuse NOLA Brass, Hip-Hop Flavor With Curren$y & More In Brooklyn [Photos]

first_imgOn Friday, March 23rd, The Soul Rebels played their second show of a 3-night run to a sold-out crowd at New York’s Brooklyn Bowl. The band, comprised of two cornet players, one sax, two trombones, one sousaphone, one drummer and one percussionist, also brought along a pair of very special guests for the show: rappers Curren$y and Smoke DZA.The show opened with a shout-out to the late Prodigy during a cover of Mobb Deep’s “Quiet Storm.” From there, they gave the Bowl more of their NOLA-style brass and funk, with several of the horn section members adding in vocals. It’s hard not to get down when a band has the sousaphone performing the typical job of a bass guitar. During the course of the night, the audience was treated to covers and teases, including Nas’ “If I Ruled The World,” Lauryn Hill’s “Doo Wop (That Thing),” A Tribe Called Quest’s “Can I Kick It?”, Chaka Khan’s “Ain’t Nobody,” Chance The Rapper’s “No Problem.”Special guests Smoke DZA and Curren$y were called up onstage to rhyme over the funky brass background. The two rappers were onstage together for a couple of songs, delighting the hip-hop fans in the crowd. Unfortunately, Wu-Tang Clan’s GZA never made his scheduled appearance on Friday, but the enthusiastic crowd was still thrilled and dancing throughout the energetic performance as Curren$y and Smoke DZA held down the hip-hop vibes.Below, you can see a gallery of photos from the second of three shows by The Soul Rebels at Brooklyn Bowl this weekend courtesy of photographer Andrew Blackstein.For a full list of The Soul Rebels’ upcoming tour dates, you can head over to the band’s website.The Soul Rebels | Brooklyn Bowl | New York, NY | 3/23/2018 | Photos: Andrew Blackstein Photo: Andrew Blackstein Photo: Andrew Blacksteincenter_img Load remaining imageslast_img read more

Phil Lesh & Leftover Salmon Swap Sit-Ins At Red Rocks [Full Audio/Photo]

first_imgPhoto: Bill McAlaine Load remaining images Photo: Bill McAlaine Photo: Bill McAlaine Photo: Bill McAlaine [Audio: bonobeats]Photos: Phil Lesh and The Terrapin Family Band | Red Rocks Amphitheatre | Morrison, CO | 5/5/2018 | Credit: Bill McAlaine Photo: Bill McAlaine Photo: Bill McAlainecenter_img Photos: Leftover Salmon | Red Rocks Amphitheatre | Morrison, CO | 5/5/2018 | Credit: Bill McAlaine Photo: Bill McAlaine Photo: Bill McAlaine On Saturday night, Phil Lesh & The Terrapin Family Band and Leftover Salmon took over the iconic Red Rocks Amphitheatre in Morrison, Colorado, with a co-headlining performance filled with collaborations. Each act performed on extended set, inviting members from the other group to come out and join them in addition to a number of other special guests.Leftover Salmon kicked off the night, riding high on the release of their brand-new album Something Higher, which was released on Friday. After an energetic and feel-good start to the show, with takes on fan favorites “Let’s Give A Party”, “High Country”, “All Night Ride”, and a “Boo Boo” containing “Gimme Da Ting”, a good majority of their set was dedicated to performing Something Higher in its entirety, from the album’s opening track, “Places”, through to its twelfth and final track, “Burdened Heart”—this segment also included a sit-in from Jeremy Garrett on fiddle for the number “Game Of Thorns”.Following Leftover Salmon’s performance of Something Higher, the Colorado-based band invited out Phil Lesh ahead of his own headlining set for renditions of Bob McDill and Allen Reynolds’ “Catfish John” as well as Jimmy Reed’s “Big Boss Man”. During the all-star collaboration, Lesh was given plenty of space to solo and showcase his talents, which would be full on display later in the night. From there, Lesh departed the stage, leaving Leftover Salmon to finish out the set with “Way Up On The Hill Where They Do The Boogie” and “Better”.Setlist: Leftover Salmon | Red Rocks Amphitheatre | Morrison, CO | 5/5/2018Set: Let’s Give A Party, High Country, All Night Ride, Boo Boo > Gimme Da Ting > Boo Boo, Places, Show Me Something Higher, Southern Belle, Analog, House Of Cards, Colorado Evermore, Astral Traveler, Foreign Fields, Game Of Thorns (with Jeremy Garrett on fiddle), Let In A Little Light, Winters Gone Today, Burdened Heart, Catfish John (with Phil Lesh), Big Boss Man (with Phil Lesh), Way Up On The Hill Where They Do The Boogie, BetterFollowing Leftover Salmon’s fiery set, Phil Lesh & The Terrapin Family Band wasted no time getting started, opening the show by inviting Leftover Salmon’s Vince Herman, Drew Emmett, Andy Thorn, and Erik Deutsch to join them for their opening rendition of “Cumberland Blues”. Following this collaboration, the members of Leftover left the stage as Phil Lesh & The Terrapin Family Band segued gracefully into standout take on “Viola Lee Blues”, which contained cacophonous peaks that heightened the tension within the tune.After the soulful Aoxomoxoa track “Mountains of the Moon”, the band offered up an energetic rendition of “Jack Straw”, which they segued into a cover of Bob Dylan’s “Like A Rolling Stone”, eliciting huge cheers from the audience. “Jack O’ Rose” came next, which led into a triumphant rendition of “Terrapin Station”, which segued into a beautiful and climactic “Morning Dew”. Leaving fans to wonder what could follow this exceptional run of songs, the band closed out their set with the crowd-pleasing “Uncle John’s Band” and the slinky fan-favorite “New Speedway Boogie”.Phil Lesh came out during the set break, laying out his traditional “Donor Rap”, where he thanked his organ donor for saving his life and encouraged fans to do the same. Following his speech, Mihali Savoulidis of Twiddle came out along with the rest of the band for fiery renditions of “Fire On The Mountain” and “The Music Never Stopped”. Mihali’s appearance was not necessarily surprising, especially given that Phil and Grahame Lesh had joined Twiddle the night before during their own headlining Red Rocks show. After the opening two numbers of the encore, Savoulidis left the stage, leaving Phil Lesh & The Terrapin Family Band to finish out the night with a rendition of “Box Of Rain”.Setlist: Phil Lesh & The Terrapin Family Band | Red Rocks Amphitheatre | Morrison, CO | 5/5/2018Set: Cumberland Blues* > Viola Lee Blues, Mountains of the Moon, Jack Straw > Like a Rolling Stone, Jack OO Roses-> Terrapin Station > Morning Dew, Uncle John’s Band, New Speedway BoogieEncore: Donor Rap, Fire on the Mountain+, Music Never Stopped+, Box of Rain* with Vince Herman, Drew Emmett, Andy Thorn, and Erik Deutsch of Leftover Salmon | + with Mihali Savoulidis of TwiddlePhil Lesh & The Terrapin Family Band – Red Rocks – 5/5/2018 (Full Audio) Photo: Bill McAlaine Load remaining imageslast_img read more