Cheer Yourself Up By Watching This Mini Tornado Send Tents Flying At Bonnaroo

first_imgThe Boy Scouts’ well-known motto is “Always be prepared.” Even if you’re not an Eagle Scout, this is probably a good motto to live by. As such, a good rule of car camping (and really all camping) is to make sure to stake down and secure your tent, even when you think that you don’t need to. This is a lesson that some prior attendees at Bonnaroo learned the hard way, as evidenced by this new video via Silly Hippy posted on June 5th ahead of this year’s festival start date. Dubbed the “Bonnaroo tornado,” a new video shows a number of tents and sunshades being sent skyward and scattered across part of the campground, leaving festival-goers scrambling as they chase after their soaring shelters. As it turns out, sometimes weather conditions change, and even if it’s not particularly windy when you’re setting up your tent at a festival, it could get windier later during the weekend.Bonnaroo Attendee Arrested For Elaborate “Fake Drug” Dealing Scheme Claims He’s “Doing God’s Work”With this year’s Bonnaroo kicking off this weekend in Manchester, Tennessee, we can only hope that this year’s festival crowd got the memo. Enjoy the video below.last_img read more

Umphrey’s McGee Opens Three-Night Run At Red Rocks [Photos]

first_imgUmphrey’s McGee played their first of three nights at the beloved Red Rocks Amphitheatre in Morrison, Colorado on Friday night. The Chicago rock band, notorious for having musical surprises up their sleeve, proved exactly what they’re here for — with an evening full of rarities, covers, and fancy sandwiches.The first set opened with “Goonville,” a song performed by Umphrey’s McGee only 16 total times since 2015. “Make It Right” also appeared in the first set, for the 31st time ever. For a band that tours so extensively, this first set made for an exciting start to the run – especially with the “Forty-Six & 2” Tool cover to close, performed for the ninth time since its debut in 2012.The second set brought the band back to their comfort zone with a “Nothing Too Fancy” jam sandwich, churning a “Divisions” that offered a “Bittersweet Symphony” tease and reappeared to close the encore. “Phil’s Farm” also made a reprise, to finish what was started during the first set, after a “Tribute to the Spinal Shaft.” The encore featured “Resolution” with a tease of The Beatles‘ “Norwegian Wood” that led into the closing “Divisions.”Photographer Josh Huver was on site to capture the first night’s magic, which you can enjoy in the full gallery below.Setlist: Umphrey’s McGee | Red Rocks Amphitheatre | Morrison, CO | 6/30/17I: Goonville > Prowler > Upward, Higgins > Make It Right, Phil’s Farm > The Triple Wide, Forty-Six & 2II: Nothing Too Fancy > Divisions[1] > Ringo > Believe the Lie, Tribute to the Spinal Shaft > Phil’s Farm > Nothing Too FancyE: Resolution[2] > Divisions[1] with Bittersweet Symphony (The Verve) teases[2] with Norwegian Wood (The Beatles) teaseSupport: Stick FigureUmphrey’s McGee | Red Rocks Amphitheatre | 6/30/17 | Photos by Josh Huver Load remaining imageslast_img read more

Game of Thrones Live Concert Experience Announces 2018 World Tour Dates

first_imgThe critically acclaimed Game of Thrones Live Concert Experience featuring Ramin Djawadi will bring the world of Westeros to arenas across Europe starting in May of 2018. Additionally, due to popular demand, a second North American leg of the tour has been added for the Fall of 2018, giving fans the opportunity to watch in wonder as famed composer Ramin Djawadi leads an orchestra and choir performing music from all seven seasons of the iconic Emmy Award-winning HBO series. The new dates for the Game of Thrones Live Concert Experience Featuring Ramin Djawadi will include new music and footage from Season 7, as well a new custom stage design and mesmerizing visuals courtesy of state of the art video technology.“Bringing the Game of Thrones Live Concert Experience to audiences earlier this year was a dream come true, dating back to an idea hatched over three years ago,” said Djawadi. “The scale and spectacle of the production brought the world of Westeros to life in a truly immersive fashion, and I’m thrilled to have the opportunity to share the experience with fans not only in North America again, but also to cross the narrow sea for the first time and bring the show to Europe.”As rich as the stories, intrigue and world of Game of Thrones, Ramin’s celebrated music for the show has resonated with fans from the very beginning, as the meticulously constructed songs underscored the emotional weight of key moments between beloved characters, lent scale to massive battle sequences and brought to life songs referenced in George R.R. Martin’s books. Ramin’s relentlessly popular title track alone has become an instantly recognizable pop culture phenomenon in its own right.“Building upon the incredible response we received from the first tour earlier this year, Game of Thrones fans are in for a treat when the updated version of the Game of Thrones Live Concert Experience makes its debut in Europe and then returns to North America next year,” said Jeff Peters, Vice President of Licensing and Retail at HBO. “The Game of Thrones fan base reaches all corners of the globe, so we are excited a wider international audience will now be able to experience Ramin’s extraordinary talent.”Watch Game Of Thrones Cast Members Cover Tom Waits On Set As ‘The Brotherhood Without Banjos’As Game of Thrones executive producers David Benioff and D.B. Weiss in a statement ahead of the initial Game of Thrones Live Concert Experience tour last year, “For seven years, Ramin has been blowing our mind with his music’s force, subtlety, and endless inventiveness. The GoT Concert Experience will be unique in the history of concert tours, an eye-popping, ear-splitting, phantasmagoric blend of the show’s visuals and Ramin’s powerful compositions. We are more excited for it than anyone.”The tour, produced and promoted exclusively by Live Nation in partnership with HBO Global Licensing, will continue to use innovative music tour production and video technology that will recreate the various realms found throughout Westeros and Essos as well as showcase footage from the show in addition to new imagery created exclusively for the upcoming 45 tour dates. Beginning its journey on May 8th in Madrid, the tour will visit 20 European cities throughout May and June. The North American leg will kick off 25 tour dates on September 5th in Vancouver and conclude on October 14th in Toronto.Tickets for all dates go on sale starting this Friday, September 29th at 10:00 AM local time. A special HBO pre-sale launches today at 10:00 AM PST and goes through Thursday, September 28th at 10:00 PM local time.“Game Of Thrones” Orchestra With System Of A Down’s Serj Tankian Is A Perfectly Ominous ComboRamin Djawadi’s previous credits include the Grammy-nominated score for Marvel’s 2008 blockbuster, Iron Man. Other film credits include Pacific Rim, Clash Of The Titans and Warcraft.  In addition to Game Of Thrones, Ramin also garnered Emmy Award nominations for other television projects including the hit HBO series Westworld, Flash Forward (ABC) and Prison Break (FOX). Among Ramin’s upcoming projects is the highly anticipated new film The Mountain Between Us, due for release in October.See below for a full list of 2018 Game of Thrones Live Concert Experience tour dates.Game of Thrones Live Concert Experience World Tour Dates:Europe Dates:5/8 – Madrid, Spain – WiZink Center5/10 – Barcelona, Spain – Palau Sant Jordi5/12 – Paris, France – AccorHotel Arena5/14 – Berlin, Germany – Mercedes-Benz Arena5/15 – Lodz, Poland – Atlas Arena5/16 – Prague, Czech Republic – O2 Arena5/18 – Budapest, Hungry – Budapest Arena5/19 – Vienna, Austria – Wiener Stadthalle5/21 – Amsterdam, Netherlands – Ziggo Dome5/22 – Antwerp, Belgium – Antwerps Sportpaleis5/24 – Dublin, Ireland – 3Arena5/25 – Belfast, Northern Ireland – The SSE Arena5/27 – London, UK – Wembley Arena5/29 – Hamburg, Germany – Barclaycard Arena5/31 – Stockholm, Sweden – Ericsson Globe6/1 – Copenhagen, Denmark – Royal Arena6/4 – Munich, Germany – Olympiahalle6/5 – Zurich, Switzerland – Hallenstadion6/7 – Frankfurt, Germany – Festhalle Frankfurt6/8 – Cologne, Germany – Lanxess ArenaNorth American Dates:9/5 – Vancouver, BC – Pepsi Live at Rogers Arena9/6 – Seattle, WA – KeyArena9/8 – San Jose, CA – SAP Center9/9- Los Angeles, CA – The Forum9/11 – San Diego, CA – Viejas Arena9/12 – Phoenix, AZ – Gila River Arena9/14 – Denver, CO – Pepsi Center9/16 – Dallas, TX – American Airlines Center9/17 – Houston, TX – Toyota Center9/18 – Austin, TX – Frank Erwin Center9/21 – Tampa, FL – Amalie Arena9/22 – Ft. Lauderdale, FL – BB&T Center9/25  – Washington, DC – Capital One Arena9/26 – Newark, NJ – Prudential Center9/28 – Uncasville, CT – Mohegan Sun Arena9/29 – Boston, MA – DCU Center9/30 – University Park, PA – Bryce Jordan Center10/2 – Philadelphia, PA – Wells Fargo Center10/3 – New York, NY – Madison Square Garden10/5 – St. Louis, MO – Scottrade Center10/6 – Chicago, IL – AllState Arena10/9 – Detroit, MI – Little Caesars Arena10/10 – Columbus, OH – Schottenstein Center10/12 – Montreal, QC – Bell Centre10/14 – Toronto, ON – Air Canada Centrelast_img read more

Jazz Foundation Taps Brittany Howard, Chevy Chase, Bruce Willis, & More For Annual Gala

first_imgSince 2001, the Jazz Foundation of America—a nonprofit with a mission of “saving jazz and blues… one musician at a time” and that offers financial support to musicians facing crisis related to natural disasters, health, or housing—has hosted its “A Great Night In Harlem” annual gala. On Friday, April 20th, the event will return to New York City’s Apollo Theater for its 16th annual celebration. For the historic evening, the organization will honor singer Roberta Flack, the Heath Brothers, and blues legend Otis Rush.Roberta Flack, the Grammy Award-winning singer behind hits like “The First Time I Ever Saw Your Face” and “Killing Me Softly With His Song”, will receive the Clark and Gwen Terry Courage Award. The Heath Brothers, the iconic jazz act featuring Jimmy, Percy, and Albert “Tootie” Heath, will be awarded a Lifetime Achievement Award, as will the soulful blues artist, Otis Rush.To further honor the artists, the Jazz Foundation of America has curated a standout lineup of musical performers and guest speakers to pay tribute to these important jazz and blues musicians. This year, the event has tapped performers like Brittany Howard of Alabama Shakes, Ronnie Baker Brooks, Jimmie Vaughan, Nona Hendryx, Isaiah Sharkey, Davell Crawford, Jon Faddis, Eddie Palmieri, Rufus Reid, Matthew Whitaker, and Harold Mabern to celebrate the iconic artists. Furthermore, movie and television stars like Danny Glover, Chevy Chase, and Bruce Willis—the latter two are repeat offenders who have appeared at the event in past years—will be on hand to celebrate the accomplishments of the honored artists.The Jazz Foundation of America has a long history of offering tributes to seminal members of the music community. It has previously honored legendary musicians such as Sonny Rollins, Herbie Hancock, Maurice White, Clark Terry, and many others keystone musical artists. To celebrate its award recipients, the “Great Night In Harlem” gala has previously hosted the likes of John Mayer, Keith Richards, Chaka Khan, Bono, Elvis Costello, Norah Jones, and Dr. John to perform.As noted by Steve Jordan, the show’s musical director and a board member of Jazz Foundation of America, “‘A Great Night In Harlem’ is one of my favorite events of the year. There’s nothing like playing music at the world famous Apollo Theatre. Every Gala is loaded with legends, and this year is no exception.”For more information about the event or to purchase tickets to this undoubtedly special night, head over to the Jazz Foundation of America’s website here. You can also find more information and event updates on the gala’s Facebook event page here.last_img read more

Phish Releases Pro-Shot Video Of Monstrous “Carini” From BGCC Night One

first_imgPhish just wrapped up a fantastic two-night stand at San Francisco’s Bill Graham Civic Center, a venue that’s become a favorite for the band and fans alike in the 3.0 era. 2018 marks the fifth run Phish has played at the beloved venue, yet the first time they’ve played only two-nights, rather than their usual three-night run. On the first night of the run, which is considered by many fans to be the best night of the tour so far, the performance was undoubtedly highlighted by a roaring second-set “Carini”.After swinging through a “The Moma Dance” > “A Song I Heard The Ocean Sing” > “Mercury” to kick off the second set, Phish kept the heavy jams flowing as “Carini” approached, quickly moving into a fast-paced funk bounce, with Trey Anastasio providing splashy riffs behind an infectious Mike Gordon groove. Tuesday’s “Carini” had a unique flow, harnessing explosive tenacity from start to finish. The jam cruised into a feel-good segment out of the funk, with Anastasio taking full reins as his bandmates followed attentively, leading to a gargantuan Anastasio peak. There are moments when Phish starts sounding perfect—and Tuesday night’s “Carini” was A+, top-notch, perfect Phish. Read our full review of the show here.Now, you can watch pro-shot video of “Carini” below, courtesy of the Phish.Carini – 7/24/18 [Pro-Shot][Video: Phish]Trey, Mike, Fish, and Page will head to Los Angeles tomorrow night, Friday, July 27th, for two nights at The Forum. For more information on upcoming tour dates, head to the band’s website.Setlist: Phish | Bill Graham Civic Auditorium | San Francisco, CA| 7/24/2018Set One: 46 Days, Mcgrupp And The Watchful Hosemasters, Pigtail, Cities> Nellie Kane, Gumbo, Guyute, Axilla, The Dogs, Dirt, David BowieSet Two: The Moma Dance> A Song I Heard The Ocean Sing> Mercury> Carini> Maze, Boogie On Reggae Woman> Harry HoodEncore: Squirming Coillast_img read more

The Disco Biscuits Announce Two-Night Washington, D.C. Run

first_imgThe Disco Biscuits have announced an upcoming two-night Washington, D.C. run, as the four-piece will play an intimate show Friday, January 25th at the Lincoln Theatre, before making their return to The Anthem the following evening, Saturday, January 25th. However, tickets to their Lincoln Theatre show are only available as part of a two-night ticket package.The BiscoTix fan presale lottery is underway now through this Wednesday, November 14th, at 5 p.m. (EST) here. The band notes that ticket purchasers can choose between two-day general admission tickets packages, as well as two-day ticket packages that include reserved, box seats at The Anthem. Fans will be notified of their presale ticket requests starting at 6 p.m. (EST) on Wednesday night. Tickets go on sale to the general public on Friday, September 16th at 10 a.m. (EST) here.Next up for The Disco Biscuits is a two-night run at Albany, NY’s Palace Theater on November 23rd and 24th. After that, the band will west for a three-night run in the mountains of Colorado, at the brand-new venue 10 Mile Music Hall in Frisco, followed by Holidaze, an event whose potential for greatness is self-explanatory. TDB will make their highly anticipated return to their hometown of Philadelphia for New Year’s Eve, with a four-night run at The Fillmore December 28th, 29th, 30th, and 31st.Aside from the newly announced Washington, D.C. run, the only other plans for The Disco Biscuits in 2019 as of now, is a pair of late-night shows in New Orleans during Jazz Fest, on April 26th and 27th, 2019. The shows will take place at the brand new Fillmore New Orleans, set to open on February 15th. The new 2,000-capacity venue’s opening was initially announced during a ceremony celebrating the 50th anniversary of the opening of the iconic Fillmore West in San Francisco.last_img read more

Tedeschi Trucks Band Debuts Willie Nelson Cover, Taps Luther Dickinson For Sit-In For Nashville Opener [Videos]

first_imgTedeschi Trucks Band kicked off their three-night run at the Ryman Auditorium in Nashville, TN on Thursday night, debuting their own rendition of Willie Nelson‘s “Somebody Pick Up My Pieces” and welcoming out North Mississippi Allstars guitarist Luther Dickinson for a pair of songs.The one-set show featured an even mix of originals (“Don’t Let Me Slide”, “Part Of Me”, “Right On Time”, “Just As Strange”, “Shame”, “2Bound for Glory”, and “Idle Wind) and unique covers, including Delaney & Bonnie‘s “Comin’ Home”, Bob Dylan‘s “Down in the Flood”, Four Tops‘ “Loving You Is Sweeter Than Ever”, Sleepy John Estes‘ “Leaving Trunk”, Rahsaan Roland Kirk‘s “Volunteered Slavery”, and Elmore James‘ “The Sky Is Crying”. Both “Leaving Trunk” and “Volunteered Slavery” featured Luther Dickinson as a surprise special guest.After a quick break, Tedeschi Trucks Band returned to the stage for a celebratory encore with an energetically-charged double encore made up of the Allman Brothers Band‘s “Statesboro Blues” and Joe Cocker‘s “Space Captain”.While this tour features a slightly different iteration of the band, with Brandon Boone filling in on bass duty and Gabe Dixon covering the keys, the band continues to charge through the new year with full steam ahead.Tedeschi Trucks Band Releases New Rock Single, “They Don’t Shine” [Listen]The 12-piece ensemble is gearing up to release a brand new album on February 15th, SIGNS, marking their fourth studio album and first release since 2016’s Let Me Get By. In addition to their upcoming tour dates, Tedeschi Trucks Band will celebrate the official release of SIGNS with a show at Brooklyn Academy of Music in Brooklyn, New York on Wednesday, February 20th. Tickets for the album release show at Brooklyn Academy of Music are on sale now. Every pair of tickets purchased for this show will come with a digital download of the new album.“Down In The Flood”[Video: Gregory Marcus]“Sky Is Crying”[Video: Ryan Moret]“Statesboro Blues”[Video: AJ Gonzalez]Setlist: Tedeschi Trucks Band | Ryman Auditorium | Nashville, TN | 1/31/19Don’t Let Me Slide, Part of Me, Comin’ Home, Somebody Pick Up My Pieces, Right On Time, Down in the Flood, Just as Strange, Loving You Is Sweeter Than Ever, Shame, Leaving Trunk*, Volunteered Slavery*, Bound For Glory, The Sky Is Crying, Idle WindE: Statesboro Blues, Space Captainlast_img read more

Roots Picnic Announces 2019 Lineup: The Roots Perform ‘Things Fall Apart’, H.E.R., 21 Savage

first_imgOn Tuesday, The Roots revealed the lineup for their 2019 edition of Roots Picnic, set to take place at a new location—Philadelphia, PA’s The Mann—on Saturday, June 1st.Host act The Roots will top the lineup with a very special 20th-anniversary performance of their 1999 album, Things Fall Apart, with special guests. In addition, Roots Picnic 2019 will feature performances by H.E.R., 21 Savage, Lil Baby, Davido, Raphael Saadiq vs. Soulquarians, Queen Naija, City Girls, Tank & The Bangas, Bueface, Ari Lennox, Tobe Nwigwe, Moonchild, Black Thought & J.Period Live Mixtape featuring Yasiin Bey, and much more.Alongside the musical performance lineup, the event has announced a number of special podcast sessions including The Joe Budden Podcast, The Read, Questlove‘s own Questlove Supreme podcast, and much more.See below for the full Roots Picnic 2019 lineup. Tickets go on sale this Friday, March 15th at noon local time. For ticketing information and further details, head to the event website here.last_img read more

Minnesota Timberwolves To Give Fans Exclusive Seven-Inch Vinyl Of Prince’s “Rock and Roll is Alive!”

first_imgThe Minnesota Timberwolves have made a point to celebrate the life and legacy of former Minneapolis native and rock pioneer, Prince, during their 2018-19 N.B.A. season. On Tuesday, the professional basketball organization announced they will treat attendees to a complimentary, seven-inch vinyl pressing of Prince’s 1995 song, “Rock and Roll is Alive! (and it lives in Minneapolis)”, during a game against the Miami Heat on Friday, April 5th. The song initially appeared as the B-side to “Gold” when the single was released on November 30th, 1995.Related: Purple Party Announces NOLA Late-Night With Prince, Snarky Puppy, Tank And The Bangas, TAB, Motet MembersThe exclusive collector’s edition of the 1995 song on vinyl could easily be considered the best promotional giveaway from any professional sports team so far this year, with the possible exception of the Chicago Cubs‘ upcoming “Grateful Dead Night” this summer. It will also be the first time in the league’s history where a record is being given away to fans in attendance at a game.The giveaway comes as a result of the team’s ongoing partnership with the Prince Estate along with Sony Music. The upcoming game on April 5th also acts as the final Prince-inspired “City Edition” night, a recurring theme throughout the team’s season which has included players wearing Prince-inspired jerseys, and games featuring Prince’s music being played exclusively throughout the venue from the start of the event until the end. The team has yet to announce which musical act will perform during halftime at the game on April 5th.Wolves vs Heat – Prince Vinyl Giveaway Promo[Video: Minnesota Timberwolves]“From a young age, Prince enjoyed basketball – as a player and a fan,” representatives from the Prince Estate mentioned in a statement about their partnership with the Timberwolves earlier this year. “From his days playing at Bryant Junior High and Central High in South Minneapolis, through countless pick-up games while on the road with bandmates around the world, he enjoyed the camaraderie and competition of the game. This partnership brings together the city of Minneapolis, and more broadly the state of Minnesota, in an exciting effort to uniquely honor Prince.”Fans can click here to purchase tickets to the team’s April 5th game against the Miami Heat.last_img read more