With a new album Mercury Switch released last week, theNEWDEAL have cemented themselves, once again, as jamtronica kings. With new music that represents their new lineup and mission, this is a band poised for greatness.On the same day of their album release, March 4th, the three members of tND celebrated in style at the AURA Music & Arts Festival. Playing songs both new and old, the livetronica trio took no prisoners for an exquisite performance at the Florida fest.Thanks to our friends at CHeeSeHeaDPRoDuCTioNS, we’re able to share some HD video footage of the band’s full set at AURA. Dig it below:Setlist:01) Otter Brown Jam02) Outer Space Jam into Glide03) Outrageous Orange Jam04) Glide Reprise05) Banter06) Quattro Part 107) Oxford Blue Jam08) OU Crimson Jam09) Quattro Part 210) Banter11) Mercury Switch Part 112) Pacific Blue Jam13) VL Tone14) Pakistan Green Jam into Mercury Switch Part 215) Banter16) Dark One17) Sabotage the SystemBe sure to check out some of our other CHeeSeHeaD videos from AURA, including highlights like Pink Talking Fish with Holly Bowling, Thievery Corporation jamming out some Grateful Dead, and the Disco Biscuits playing “Scarlet Begonias > I Know You Rider” with Tom Hamilton. There’s more to come too!
The fifth annual Dancefestopia is taking over Kansas City’s Berkley Riverfront Park on September 9, 10, and 11th. A weekend of non-stop music, massive bass, and enhanced production brings GRiZ, Gramatik, Adventure Club, and Borgore to the forefront, along with Excision, EOTO, Headhunterz, Bingo Players, NGHTMRE, and many more diverse electronic acts.Also offered in the Dancefestopia experience are helicopter tours, canoe trips, zipline adventures over the crowd, and plenty of other creative workshops and activities. Unlike anything else in Missouri, check out the full lineup for the three-day dance music festival below:Check out the official 2015 aftermovie:Additional information and tickets are available on the festival’s website.
Load remaining images Fresh off the release of his new album, The Story of Fred Short, Piano virtuoso Marco Benevento hit the Music Hall of Williamsburg in Brooklyn this past weekend for a spectacular, career-spanning performance. Floating through a synth-heavy dance party and psychedelic, jammed out melodies, Marco brought his audience on a journey through an eclectic range of sounds and styles.A highlight of the evening was seeing three powerful ladies killing it on stage. Karina Rykman, currently filling in for Dave Dreiwitz on bass while he tours with Ween, absolutely stole the show. The 22-year-old seemed at ease as she ripped through chord after chord, casually grooving along and crushing solos. Mikaela Davis made an appearance on harp, and Katie Jacoby took charge on violin. These three young women showed the room the meaning of girl power.Check out photos from the evening, courtesy of Bahram Foroughi.Setlist: Marco Benevento at Music Hall of Williamsburg 4/16/16One Set: Dropkick, If I Get To See You, Atari, The Story of Fred Short, Coyote Hearing, Heartbeats, The Real Morning Party, Witches of Ulster, Limbs of a Pine, At The ShowEncore: Heroes, Let’s Spend The Night
Beyond his unbelievable guitar playing, Derek Trucks likes to spend his free time fishing on the open waters. On March 24 and 26, Tedeschi Trucks Band played at The Byron Bay Blues Festival, with a well-deserved day off in between. During this time, Trucks apparently injured his left index finger after an errant fishing knife incident in the Bay, requiring a few stitches in the process.However, the injury didn’t stop Trucks from leading the 12-piece band through an incredible night of music. Despite not being able to use his most prominent finger, especially as a slide player, Trucks still delivered a jaw-dropping guitar solo that erupted the crowd in praise.Watch the heroic performance of Derek & The Dominoes’ “Keep On Growing” below:
Dean Ween, more humanly known as Mickey Melchiondo Jr., and one half of Ween, sat down with Rolling Stone to discuss his relationship with Prince. Heartbroken by the passing of the Purple One, he explains, “He was my John Lennon.”When asked about any personal instances with Prince, Deaner went on to tell a chuckling story about a time he and Gene Ween went to Paisley Park Studios. Read the full excerpt below:I have a Prince anecdote that’s pretty good. Aaron and I got signed to Twin/Tone Records for our first record, “GodWeenSatan.” In 1989 they flew us out to Minneapolis to play a showcase at the Uptown Bar. Soul Asylum was on the label as well, and they were making a record at Paisley Park. The Ween guys from Twin/Tone took us out to Paisley. We came in and they gave us this little personal tour. We came down to Studio A, which was Prince’s personal studio, and that’s what we really wanted to see. That studio wasn’t for hire. Aaron and I snuck in, and I’m looking at all the guitars. His blond Telecaster was there, which is the one he used in Purple Rain.Suddenly Aaron goes, “Dude!” I look over and he’s hovering over a music stand in the middle of the room with a microphone. Aaron grabbed a page of lyrics and goes, “Look at this!” In obvious Prince handwriting, there was a drawing of an eyeball for the letter “I” that said “Wanna suck you off.” I ran over to look at it, and the next thing I know we’re horse-collared by two security guards. They fucking threw us out in the snow. That day I learned you don’t grab Prince’s lyrics off the mic stand. We were 18 years old and got thrown out of Paisley Park. We had no idea where to go. As far as I know, Soul Asylum got thrown out too [laughs]. We were at the height of our Prince fanaticism at that time. If Aaron hadn’t picked up those lyrics, I would have picked up a guitar and gotten us thrown out.Dean and Gene Ween had been Prince fans since the very beginning. “As young kids in Ween, it was attainable to imitate Prince. When we got better, we could actually make ourselves sound like Prince a little bit,” explains Dean. He continues, “I always loved his sense of humor. Prince was laughing his ass off when he changed his name to an unpronounceable symbol and made all the newspapers in the world go and get his typeset. That’s genius. He wrote ‘Slave’ on his face. That’s classic. He won every time. Everybody had his back.”He adds some truth to the reality surrounding Prince’s unfortunate death, explaining: “It’s so horrible every time I see speculation on his life now, or rumors about how he died. As a Prince lover, no one’s supposed to go there. Nobody is supposed to be in his bedroom in Paisley Park. No one is supposed to be talking about his personal affairs. It’s an awful thing. I’m very heartbroken. He was my John Lennon. I was really young when Lennon died, but Prince is someone whose records I bought the day they came out.”When asked if Dean could say one thing to Prince, he responded eloquently:Thank you. I think there’s people in the world that if you hang out with them, they’re not gonna let you down. I know if I met Willie Nelson we’d have a beer and smoke a joint. I’ve gotten to do that with George Clinton [laughs]. Then there’s other guys you just don’t want to be around, who have a reputation as being standoffish. I love to ball and can shoot hoops. That whole Dave Chappelle basketball thing, I knew that Prince could ball way before that sketch. I’ve read old interviews and knew that he was a state-champ point guard. I’d just like to ball, hang out and listen to music with him. Or jam with him.He just seemed like one of those dudes that if you actually got close enough to hang with him, I’m sure he was the greatest guy in the world. By all accounts he was cool as hell. He just wanted his privacy and that’s not a crime. That doesn’t make you freaky. Michael Jackson was freaky. Prince was really strange but just wanted his privacy. Michael Jackson was on some other level. Prince wanted to make music and do it on his own terms. He accomplished that times a million. Nobody can match his output. I actually hope they don’t release those vault tapes, because only Prince could be trusted with those. He was a great editor.Read the full interview here.
Guitarist Mike McCready promised Pearl Jam fans that more full-album shows were on the horizon, and he didn’t disappoint. For the third time on this tour, Pearl Jam played one of their classic albums in its entirety, as they launched into a complete working of Binaural (2000) at the Air Canada Centre in Toronto, ON last night.The band has been rocking the full albums on this tour, beginning on April 16th, when the band surprised South Carolina fans with a complete performance of Vs. Then, on April 29th, Pearl Jam celebrated their tenth sold-out performance in Philadelphia, PA with a live version of the full Ten album. Considering the band has ten albums, it will be exciting to see if they play any more of them!The show last night started with a handful of classics, including “Go,” “Do The Evolution” and “Mind Your Manners,” before launching into the 13 tracks of Binaural in order. You can watch a couple of highlights from the album, which was only greeted with incredible enthusiasm from the Canadian audience.BreakerfallGod’s DiceEvacuationNothing As It SeemsSleight Of HandThe rest of the show was full of the band’s hits and choice covers, like “Better Man,” “Porch,” John Lennon’s “Imagine,” Pink Floyd’s “Comfortably Numb,” and so many more. The band also welcomed a couple of special guests towards the end of the show, including Mike Dzamia for “Even Flow” and 3rdEyeGirl guitarist Donna Grantis for a cover of Neil Young’s “Rockin’ In The Free World.” Watch the latter below:Pearl Jam is set to do it all again in Toronto tomorrow night, but it’s sure going to be hard to top this performance! Check the setlist below:Edit this setlist | More Pearl Jam setlists
With LCD Soundsystem back in action, the group made their way to Chicago to headline the historic Lollapalooza festival. The band has been performing the same setlist all year long, with only slight modifications, but that listing features some of their most well-known songs. Opening with “Us v Them” and “Daft Punk Is Playing At My House” is a great way to get things grooving, and jams like “Dance Yrself Clean,” “I Can Change,” “All My Friends” kept the fans dancing through the great set.Thanks to YouTube user Alex Betancourt, we can watch highlights of LCD’s headlining set. Get your Monday dance party on, below!Us v ThemDaft Punk Is Playing At My HouseI Can ChangeGet Innocuous!You Wanted A Hit/TribulationsMovementSomeone GreatDance Yrself CleanThe full setlist can be read below.Edit this setlist | More LCD Soundsystem setlists
Rogers returns to Foro Sol in Mexico City tonight, then will hold a free concert at Plaza de la Constitución on Saturday, before making his way up to the highly anticipated performance at Desert Trip.[H/T CoS] Desert Trip, more casually known as “Oldchella”, is making its debut next weekend in Indio, California, with Roger Waters as one of the many legendary headliners to the event. The Pink Floyd co-founder is warming up for the experience with three performances in Mexico City, after 11 months off of the road.Waters has recently performed music from The Wall, but has clearly put focus toward diversifying this playlist for his 2016 performances. Last night’s return to the stage saw a 26-song showcase of Pink Floyd’s career-spanning catalogue, touching upon hits from The Dark Side of the Moon, Wish You Were Here, and Animals. Fans at Foro Sol were also treated to a very special performance of “Fearless” off 1971’s Meddle; the track hadn’t been played live by any member of Pink Floyd since its debut in 1971. Behind the stage ran projections of protest images and signs that read “Black Lives Matter” and “White Justice is Violence” – interestingly.Furthermore, Waters one-upped the specialty by performing another song from Meddle, “One of These Days”, for the first time as a solo artist. Thanks to YouTube users Metal Tower and Beattales.com, you can enjoy these videos below:
One of the newest projects to hit the All Good Records label is The Russ Liquid Test, a dance party fusion of New Orleans funk and electro-dance grooves like no other. Spearheaded by Russ Liquid himself, the trumpeter/producer recruited some serious musicians for the project, like Andrew Block, A.J. Hall and Alvin Ford Jr. With their debut EP 1984 coming out on November 11th (pre-order here), the band is back with their second single.After the first single “Honesty” impressed with a dreamlike vibe, the new single “Land Of The Free” features the added energy of hip hop mastermind Mr. Lif. “‘Land of the Free’ was something Andrew and I put together, and we knew pretty quickly that we wanted it to be more of a Hip Hop track,” said Russ. “I was always a huge Mr. Lif fan so I reached out and we basically had a conversation about the some of the things going on socially in the USA, and things you realize when you travel abroad and are forced to see our society from an outsider’s perspective. After the conversation, Lif said he had a pretty good idea of what he wanted to say and when he sent us the verse and hook, we were floored. It was truly an honor to work with someone that I have looked up to for so long.”Listen to “Land Of The Free,” streaming below!
Setlist: Gov’t Mule at the Palace Theatre, Albany, NY – 10/29/16Set 1:World Boss >Mother EarthLarger Than LifeTrane > with 3rd Stone From The Sun teaseEternity’s Breath >St. Stephen JamTemporary SaintTime To ConfessSet 2:Pearly Queen > with Steve Elson & Bobby AllendeStranger To Himself with Steve Elson & Bobby Allende, First Time PlayedRock & Roll Stew with Steve Elson & Bobby Allende, First Time PlayedForty Thousand Headmen with Steve Elson & Bobby Allende, First Time PlayedGlad > with Steve Elson & Bobby AllendeFreedom Rider with Steve Elson & Bobby Allende, First Time PlayedEmpty Pages with Steve Elson & Bobby Allende(Sometimes I Feel So) Uninspired with Bobby Allende, First Time PlayedMedicated Goo with Steve Elson & Bobby Allende, First Time PlayedShouldn’t Have Took More Than You Gave with Steve Elson & Bobby Allende, First Time PlayedLow Spark Of High-Heeled Boys with Steve Elson & Bobby AllendeLight Up Or Leave Me Alone with Steve Elson & Bobby Allende, First Time PlayedEncore:(Sometimes I Feel So) Uninspired (Take 2) with Bobby AllendeDear Mr. Fantasy with Steve Elson & Bobby Allende[Photo via Heath Robson] Just a few weeks ago, Gov’t Mule teased the theme for their upcoming Halloween performance with just a simple artwork, ultimately pointing towards the band Traffic. Last night at the Palace Theatre in Albany, Mule made good on their promise and delivered a full second set and encore with Traffic music, with multi-instrumentalist Steve Elson and percussionist Bobby Allende contributing throughout the tribute.Mule-O-Ween got started on the right foot, opening a set of mostly original music with “World Boss” into “Mother Earth.” The set featured jams like “Larger Than Life” and “Temporary Saint,” closing out with “Time To Confess.”After the short break, the band got down to business on a great set of Traffic music. They opened with “Pearly Queen” before driving into “Stranger To Himself,” decorating the set with classics from the Traffic catalog. Most of the songs during the set were debuts for Mule, with the exceptions of the opener “Pearly Queen,” the rockin’ instrumental “Glad,” the ballad “Empty Pages,” and the hit song “Low Spark Of High-Heeled Boys.” With those songs in the mix, and others like “Light Up Or Leave Me Alone,” “Rock & Roll Stew,” “Medicated Goo” and more, this was an incredible night for Warren Haynes and company.The band closed out the night with two more classics in the encore, “(Sometimes I Feel So) Uninspired” and the fan-favorite “Dear Mr. Fantasy.” Fortunately, thanks to Sean Roche, we can watch the majority of Mule’s tribute to Traffic. Watch the videos below.