Bluegrass Underground. The name says it all. Over the years, the storied venue situated 333 ft. under the ground in McMinnville, TN has played host to some incredible performances, captured on the long-running PBS series Bluegrass Underground.Last weekend, PBS aired a “Best Of Bluegrass Underground” special, including performances from Old Crow Medicine Show, Widespread Panic, Jason Isbell and so many more. Thanks to PBS, the full special can be viewed from your computer screen! Public television is cool like that.Watch the full Bluegrass Underground special below:Yeah, that’s definitely a bucket list venue. Here’s a track listing for the special:The Best Of Bluegrass Underground– Old Crow Medicine Show: “Carry Me Back To Virginia”– Lucinda Williams: “Something Wicked this Way Comes”– Vince Gill: “One More Last Chance”– Jason Isbell: “Live Oak”– Sarah Jarosz: “Book Of Right On”– Andrew Bird: “Danse Caribe”– LeeAnn Womack: “The Way I’m Living”– Widespread Panic: “Pilgrims”– Davina and The Vagabonds: “I’d Rather Go Blind”– Johnnyswim: “Hallelujah”– Doyle Lawson: “Blue Train”
We get it. Your wristband is the last thing that physically ties you to the memories of your favorite festival after you leave it. Cutting it loose from your arm officially terminates the experience. Your arm will never be the same after what it went through the previous several days. But still, are these reasons to keep them on for several days/weeks/months/years after the fact? Some say they are worth wearing for conversation starters. But are they really?The answer is a resounding no. Your beloved wristbands are also a breeding environment for several types of bacteria, and contain more than twenty times the bacteria than clothes. Take a moment to imagine what those bracelets have actually gone through, not just at the festival, but also in your everyday life. Gross.Microbiologist Dr. Allison Cottell urges that you take them off immediately. In studying two wristbands that one person had been wearing for two years, she found there to be around 9,000 micrococci and 2,000 staphylococci bacteria on them – that is disgusting. While you might not be guilty of wearing them that long, your skin still accumulates an astounding amount of bacteria from wearing anything longer than a day or two. Furthermore, those bacteria can cause infections and other nasty diseases.Think about it. What if you never took off your socks?Dr Cottell explains: “Although these bacteria are normally found on the skin there was a surprisingly high number growing from the wristbands. A rough ballpark figure would be that the amount of bacteria that grew on wristbands was about 20 times higher than you would expect to find on the sleeve of a piece of clothing that would be regularly laundered.”Read more on Daily Mail.
Earlier today, Dave Matthews performed at Democratic Vice Presidential candidate Tim Kaine‘s rally in Denver, Colorado. Matthews performed a six-song acoustic set that included “Ants Marching”, “One Sweet World”, “Samurai Cop”, “Satellite”, “Loving Wings”, and “Don’t Drink The Water”.Between songs, Matthews said a few things to thicken the plot. “I’m an immigrant, I’m a foreigner… you’re damn right I’m a foreigner!” he yelled. “This is my home, but I’m an immigrant. I didn’t take anybody’s job, but I came here to work. And I love it, and I think I have more in common with most immigrants than anything else, who came to work, did not come to take any jobs. We came because we believe something that this place could stand for, and hopefully it will.” He continues, “In a way, we’re all a little big ‘immigrants’ because we are standing on colonized ground.” Watch the full performance below!
Catch Karl Denson’s Tiny Universe with Jimmy Herring over their next four nights together! You can see their tour dates below.Karl Denson’s Tiny Universe Ft. Jimmy Herring Tour Dates12/01 – Asheville, NC New Mountain AVL12/02 – Charlotte, NC Neighborhood Theatre12/03 – Atlanta, GA Terminal West SOLD OUT12/04 – Nashville, TN City Winery NashvilleKarl Denson’s Tiny Universe | Athens, GA | 40 Watt Club | 11/30/16 Setlist:Power Of Soul, My Baby Likes To Boogaloo, *Down, Down, Down, *The Clap, *Just Got Paid, *Come Dancing, *Have You Seen Him, *When I Get Home, *Some Skunk Funk, *Young Americans, *Millvale, PA, *Monk Strap, *Feeling Real, *SatisfiedEncore: *New York City* with Jimmy Herring There’s no denying the funky presence of Karl Denson’s Tiny Universe – not even The Rolling Stones could deny the awesome talent that Denson brings to the table. The band captures a unique soul/funk groove that just won’t quit, but there’s always room for friends to stop by and join in the party. That’s exactly what happened earlier this year, when guitarist Jimmy Herring made his way to a KDTU performance at Tipitina’s during Jazz Fest season. And now, they’ve embarked on the first of five nights together on the east coast.Last night, Jimmy Herring joined KDTU at the 40 Watt Club in Athens, GA. The masters joined forces for covers of David Bowie‘s “Young Americans”, ZZ Top‘s “Just Got Paid”, “Some Skunk Funk”, and so many more. Thanks to YouTube user zmanatl, you can watch several vidoes of the show below:
The beloved Gov’t Mule settled into NYC’s historic Beacon Theatre for the first of two shows along a highly anticipated New Year’s run. With very little clue as to what they’re planning for New Year’s Eve, Mule got to work on a rocking show that featured a number of great covers, special guests, and of course some of the band’s classic tunes.The show opened with a pair of covers in ZZ Top’s “Just Got Paid” and The Beatles’ “And Your Bird Can Sing”, and the band kept up the energy with jams on “Temporary Saint” and “When The World Gets Small.” Warren Haynes and co paid tribute to Prince with a “When Doves Cry” that also flipped back and forth between “Beautifully Broken.”Set two brought more of the guests for the run, as Marcus King, Steve Holley & Paul Ill joined in for a take on the Marshall Tucker Band classic, “Can’t You See.” King stayed on for another great selection, trading licks with Haynes on “Freeway Jam.” The magic wasn’t over, as Jimmy Vivino later emerged for a jam on “The Other One”, and stayed for a cover of Deep Purple’s “Hush” with another very special guest, Carmine Appice. Vivino would return with Mule for the encore of Robert Johnson’s “32/20 Blues”.Check out a full slate of videos below, courtesy of Sean Roche.Mule will return to the Beacon tonight, December 31st, to celebrate New Year’s Eve in New York! Check out the setlist from last night, below.Setlist: Gov’t Mule | The Beacon Theatre | New York, NY | 12/30/16Set One:Just Got PaidAnd Your Bird Can SingTemporary SaintWhen The World Gets SmallMule > with Getaway teaseI’ve Been Working > with Auld Lang Syne teaseMuleDoing It To DeathWhen Doves Cry >Beautifully Broken >When Doves Cry >Beautifully Broken with Come As You Are & While My Guitar Gently Weeps teasesI’m A Ram >54/46 Was My Number >I’m A RamSet Two:Steppin’ LightlyMr. High & MightyBrand New AngelNeed Your Love So BadCan’t You See with Marcus King, Steve Holley & Paul Ill, without Matt Abts & Jorgen CarlssonFreeway Jam with Marcus KingFallen Down >The Other One Jam with Jimmy VivinoHush with Jimmy Vivino & Carmine AppiceEncore:32/20 Blues with Jimmy Vivino[Photo by Heath Robson // Gov’t Mule FB]
Part of the bliss of being GRiZ is spreading the good word of his fellow musical companions. His own All Good Records successfully brings together the talents of a future generation of stars to celebrate the progress of all genres.On the latest episode of All Good Radio, glitch hop producer Defunk has 60 minutes to share his finest, most recent work. Mixing in Zeppelin, The Funk Hunteres & Chali 2na, Gramatik, and more, check out Defunk’s All Good Radio episode below:All Good Radio Episode #8:GRiZ — IntroDefunk -– Hottest feat. Em CaseyDefunk — TRACK IDDefunk — Funk ItLZ — Black Dog (Jorgen Odegard Remix)ABSRDST — Skin ContestParty Pupils -– Ms JacksonDefunk — TRACK IDDefunk –- No SleepDj Katch — The HornsMineSweepa — Tit tatDefunk — TRACK IDGrid Division — Times Are Changing (Defunk Remix)The Funk Hunters & Chali 2na — Word to Spread feat. Tom TomFabrikate -– Philly (Frankee More Remix)Defunk — Whole Lotta ShakinGramatik — Satoshi Nakamoto Feat. Adrian Lau & ProbCause (Beat Fatigue Remix)LoveSickWings -– I Got (Vorso Remix)Shield — My FlavaDefunk -– Rock my SoulDefunk -– Electric BodyWhethan x Oliver Tree — All You Ever Talk AboutDefunk — TRACK IDDefunk -– Te Deseo feat. Sam KlassThe Funk Hunters & Chali 2na feat. Defunk — Get InvolvedStickybuds + K+Lab Ft. Kwadi — TRACK IDDefunk -– Fire in Her EyesDefunk -– End of the Night feat. Ak SedikiOpiuo — Life feat. Gift of Gab & Syreneiscreamy (Defunk Remix)K+lab — Pull Up feat. Melodownz & Mustafa AkbarDefunk -– FunkbotDaft Punk -– Harder Faster Stronger (Dillon Francis Remix)Defunk & SoDown -– The StartMetrik –- Life/ThrillsSkiiTour & Def3 — The Original feat TaraDefunk — American Cheddar feat. Leo NapierNervo –- Anywhere you Go feat. Timmy Trumpet (Kotek Remix)Pony (Defunk Remix)
After a successful launch last year, Electric Forest will be bringing back the Her Forest Program, a cohesive series of events and options meant to build community among the women attendees of the festival this year. The program’s activities are open to people who identify as women and focus on three main themes: connection, inspiration, and comfort.During the first weekend, the festival will host the Her Forest curated events, which will feature up-and-coming women dancers, artists, musicians, and DJs. With applications open to apply, women from around the country will be chosen to be added to this year’s line-up. Women-only camping will be available within the larger GA camping grounds during the event as well. With an emphasis on community building while also creating a comfortable and safe space for women who might attending the festival alone, both weekends will feature this camping option, though spots are limited.Finally, 2017 will see the return of the Her Forest women’s panel. Last year, the panel was entitled Women: Game Changers in Creativity Panel and featured Alana Rocklin (STS9),Dessa (Doomtree), Miranda Zickler (Rabbit Wilde), Alicia Karlin (Madison House Presents Talent Buyer), Nova Han (Electric Forest 2016 Art Director), and host Kiki Federico. This year, Her Forest will be assembling a new panel for the second weekend, bringing together female artists and industry-insiders to talk about their experiences. You can listen to last year’s panel below, courtesy of the festival.Finally, the Her Forest program will be running a variety of meet-ups and circles throughout both weekends, giving ladies a chance to meet one another, make new connections, and build community. For more information about the Her Forest program, you can check out its webpage or watch the video below.
As part of Terrapin Crossroads 5th Anniversary week, Phil Lesh recruited keyboardist/vocalist Scott Guberman, guitarist/vocalist Stu Allen, guitarist Scott Law, and drummer Alex Koford joined forces as Thunder & Lightning. The celebration continued after reuniting the Grateful Dead bassist with fellow guitarist Bob Weir the night before.The anniversary week continues tonight with Grahame Lesh & Friends, followed by Scott Law & Ross James’ Cosmic Twang. But first, watch Thunder & Lightning perform a killer version of “Blow Away” with Guberman on vocals:[photo via Instagram user @arthawks]
On February 18th, the world of music lost one of its brightest shining stars, the inimitable Clyde Stubblefield. The “Funky Drummer,” as he was affectionately known, laid down the rhythmic foundation for some of James Brown‘s biggest hits, adding drums to the albums Cold Sweat, I Got the Feelin’, It’s a Mother, Say It Loud – I’m Black and I’m Proud, and the groundbreaking Sex Machine record. His drumbeat on the track “Funky Drummer” was so influential that it has become one of the most sampled segments of music of all time, and is heavily featured in classic hip hop tracks by legends like Run-D.M.C., N.W.A., Beastie Boys, and more.Musicians came together to celebrate Stubblefield on Friday, March 10, at American Beauty NYC. The band was made up of Fred Thomas (James Brown Band, bass), Daru Jones (Jack White, drums), Eric Kalb (Eric Krasno Band, drums), Marcus Machado (Jamie Lidell, guitar), Chris Rob (Talib Kweli, keys), Elise Testone (vocals), Justin Stanton (Snarky Puppy, trumpet), V. Jeffery Smith (The Family Stand, sax), and Smair Zarif (sax).Thanks to Tom Pragliola, you can watch a click of the “Funky Drummer” tribute below:
New Orleans during Jazz Fest is an entirely different world, where creatures of the night stay out all hours, hopping from venue to venue in search of nonstop music. With countless superjams, unexpected sit-ins and collaborations, and no rules or expectation of conformity, Jazz Fest after dark is its own animal.The sheer quantity of shows going on in the city at any given time can be overwhelming, so we’ve sifted through and selected some of our top picks for weekend one, weekend two, and the “daze between”. Presenting: your 2017 guide to Jazz Fest After Dark – L4LM’s top picks.DAZE BETWEEN***Monday, May 1***NOLA Crawfish Festival ft. Neville Jacobs (Ivan Neville, Chris Jacobs, Tony Hall, Brady Blade) + Eric Lindell + Good Enough for Good Times (Robert Mercurio, Jeff Raines, Simon Lott, Joe Ashlar) + Khris Royal & Dark Matter @ Central City BBQ – 3-10 PM [Tickets]Johnny Vidacovich Trio with special guests John Medeski & Oteil Burbridge @ d.b.a. – 8 PMNikki Glaspie, Jermal Watson, Nate Werth, Corey Henry, Tony Hall, Caren Green, Roosevelt Collier, Robert “Sput” Seawright & more @ The Howlin’ Wolf – 9 PM [Tickets]Frequinox ft. Donald Harrison, Stanton Moore, Robert Mercurio, Robert Walter & Will Bernard plus FOCKSTAR ft. Mike Dillon, MONONEON & Organ Freeman @ One Eyed Jacks – 9 PM [Tickets]Cris Jacobs & Papa Mali @ Chickie Wah Wah – 11 PMDr. Klaw @ Blue Nile – 1 AM [Tickets]Toubab Krewe @ d.b.a. – 2 AM***Tuesday, May 2***NOLA Crawfish Festival ft. NCF Funk Squad (Eric Krasno, George Porter Jr., John Medeski, Terence Higgins) + MVP (Jon Cleary, Nigel Hall, Tony Hall, Derwin “Big D” Perkins, Raymond Weber) + Alvin Youngblood Hart’s Muscle Theory with Luther Dickinson + Boukou Groove @ Central City BBQ – 3-10 PM [Tickets]Dragon Smoke ft. Stanton Moore, Ivan Neville, Eric Lindell & Robert Mercurio @ One Eyed Jacks – 9 PM [Tickets]DRKWAV + Bitches Bloom (Eric Benny Bloom, Nigel Hall, Adam Deitch, Ryan Zoidis & Adam “Shmeeans” Smirnoff) @ Blue Nile – 10:30 PM [Tickets]The Nth Power Presents “Earth, Wind and Power” w/ special guests Rashawn Ross, Skerik, members of The Motet & more + All Brothers Band (Oteil Burbridge, Kofi Burbridge, Alan Evans & Neal Evans) + Allen Toussaint Jukebox (members of Turkuaz, New Mastersounds, Sister Sparrow, Todd Stoops & more) + Organ Freeman @ The Howlin’ Wolf – 12:30 AM [Tickets]***Wednesday, May 3***NOLA Crawfish Festival ft. Crawfish Fest All-Stars (George Porter Jr., John “Papa” Gros, June Yamagishi, Terence Higgins, Special Guests) + Crawfish Cook-Off with Corey Henry and The Treme Funktet + Raw Oyster Cult Feat. Darcy Malone & Special Guests + Organ Freeman @ Central City BBQ – 3-10 PM [Tickets]Megalomaniacs Ball ft. The Mike Dillon Band with Dean Ween & JP Gaster + Norwood Fisher & Stanton Moore Trio with Robert Walter + Mike Dillon’s Punk Rock Percussion Consortium @ The Howlin’ Wolf – 9 PM [Tickets]Roosevelt Collier, Billy Iuso & Friends Tribute to the Grateful Dead @ Chickie Wah Wah – 11 PMMegawatt Afro-Dub Soundclash ft. Raja Kassis, Luke Quaranta, Adam Deitch, Borahm Lee, Josh Werner, Weedie Braimah, Bajah, Khris Royal & Maurice “Mo Betta” Brown @ Maison – 11:30 PM [Tickets]Daze Between Band ft. Eric Krasno, Oteil Burbridge, Danny Louis, Scott Metzger & Duane Trucks + DJ Soul Sister @ One Eyed Jacks – 12 AM [Tickets]The Main Squeeze @ Blue Nile – 12 AM [Tickets]WEEKEND TWO***Thursday, May 4***Kamasi Washington @ One Eyed Jacks – 8 PM [Tickets] or 1 AM [Tickets]The Revivalists @ Orpheum Theatre – 9 PM [Tickets]Medeski, Martin & Wood + Nels Cline (of Wilco) @ Civic Theatre – 10 PM [Tickets]Lettuce w/ special guest Rashawn Ross + Marco Benevento Trio + DJ Soul Sister @ Joy Theater – 10 PM [Tickets]Jurassic 5 + Blackalicious @ The Howlin’ Wolf – 10 PM [Tickets]FIYA POWA ft. Leo Nocentelli, Ivan Neville, Stanton Moore, Tony Hall, Big Sam, Skerik, Roosevelt Collier & Maurice Brown @ Maison – 2 AM [Tickets]Adam Deitch, Ryan Zoidis, Eric “Jesus” Coomes, & DJ Tycoon @ The Howlin’ Wolf – 3 AM [Tickets]***Friday, May 5***Tab Benoit + Samantha Fish w/ special guests @ Republic NOLA – 9 PM [Tickets]15th Annual Bayou Rendezvous ft. The Bayou Rendezvous All-Stars (Johnny Vidacovich, Ivan Neville, Oteil Burbridge, Stanton Moore, Eric McFadden & Kofi Burbridge) + Dr. Klaw & The Shady Horns (Eric Krasno, Nick Daniels III, Nigel Hall, Ian Neville, Alan Evans, Ryan Zoidis, Rashawn Ross) + Orgone + Monophonics @ The Howlin’ Wolf – 9 PM-6 AM [Tickets]Axial Tilt: A Grateful Dead Celebration at Jazzfest ft. Stu Allen, Rob Eaton, Mitch Stein, Robin Sylvester, Jay Lane plus special guests Donna Jean Godchaux & Charles Neville @ Cafe Istanbul – 10 PM [Tickets]Eric Benny Bloom’s Jazz Extravaganza + BT ALC Big Band @ Chickie Wah Wah – 10 PMWorship My Organ ft. Marco Benevento, Robert Walter, John Medeski, Skerik, Daru Jones & DJ Logic @ Maison – 1:30 AM [Tickets]Naughty Professor w/ Chali 2na & Nate Werth + members of the Soul Rebels & more @ d.b.a. – 2 AMLil Baby Jesus Peasant Party featuring Jesus Coomes and Friends @ The Maple Leaf – 3 AM [Tickets]The New Mastersounds @ The Joy Theater – 3 AM [Tickets]***Saturday, May 6***Big Freedia (Live Set) + The Soul Rebels + Tank & the Bangas @ Republic NOLA – 9 PM [Tickets]Greensky Bluegrass @ House of Blues – 9 PM [Tickets]Bonnie Raitt Tribute w/ Emily Clark & The Passing Fancy ft. Sasha Brown, Shira Elias, Michelangelo Carubba, Todd Stoops, Steve Adams & Jack Pelletier @ D’Mac’s – 9 PM [Tickets]Anders Osborne & Friends ft. Ivan Neville, Dan “Lebo” Lebowitz, Roosevelt Collier & Mike Dillon + Pimps of Joytime + New Orleans Suspects + Roosevelt Collier @ The Howlin’ Wolf [Tickets]Bureau of Sabotage ft. Oteil Burbridge, Jeff Franca, John Kadlecik & Aron Magner @ Blue Nile – 10:30 PM [Tickets]Voodoo Dead featuring Steve Kimock, Jackie Greene, George Porter Jr., Jeff Chimenti, and JM Kimock @ Republic NOLA – 1:30 AM [Tickets]Soulive w/ The Shady Horns @ House of Blues – 2 AM [Tickets]The New Mastersounds @ The Joy Theater – 3 AM [Tickets]***Sunday, May 7***17th Annual Jazz Fest Crawfish Bash ft. Erica Falls @ 3207 Derby Place – 7-10 PM [Tickets]40th Anniversary of Barton Hall 5/8/77: A New Orleans Recreation of the Legendary Grateful Dead Show ft. Voodoo Dead w/ Steve Kimock, Jackie Greene, George Porter Jr., Jeff Chimenti, & JM Kimock plus special guests Oteil Burbridge & Papa Mali @ Republic NOLA – 9 PM [Tickets]Khruangbin @ One Eyed Jacks – 9 PM [Tickets]Zigaboo’s 19th Annual Funk Revue + Michael Jackson vs. Stevie Wonder (ft. Eric “Benny” Bloom, DJ Williams, Adam Deitch, Will Blades, Nigel Hall and MonoNeon) w/ Organ Freeman @ The Howlin’ Wolf – 10 PM [Tickets]JuJu Fest 2017 Finale featuring Pirate’s Choice, The FuFu All-Stars, The Wahala Boys, & Special Guests @ Blue Nile Balcony Room – 10 PM [Tickets]Green is Beautiful: Grant Green tribute ft. Eddie Roberts, Alan Evans, Chris Spies, Kevin Scott & Skerik @ Maple Leaf – 11 PM [Tickets]Marco Benevento @ Maple Leaf – 3 AM [Tickets] [Cover photo by Sam Shinault]