Turbo Suit Surprises Fans With Early Release Of Album That Was Recorded Live [Listen]

first_imgFormerly known as Cosby Sweater, funky livetronica act Turbo Suit released their new Back To Life EP yesterday. We anticipated the release at the end of the month, but were pleasantly surprised when the unexpected five-track funk-rocker came a few days early. The Indianapolis trio were clearly confident with their most recent work of art, and with good reason. Though it was through their good hearts that they decided to release the EP early.“We decided today that Easter was the best day to drop Back to Life. Complete coincidence it was called this but it just a made sense. It was supposed to be available on Spotify, iTunes and Apple Music on 3/31, but I thought just dropping it on people today would be fitting,” explains David Embry on yesterday’s release.Back to Life consists of all original music, including the opening title track “Back To Life,” for which they released a music video for last month. The track features the lovely vocals of Kelly Marie, who also appears on another track from the EP, “Unbound.” Carlos Seise also appears on the record, for a bass-heavy, synth-driving, track “Death Trap.” The funky numbers of “Bloom” and “Sex Journey” bring groovy balances to the spectrum of this genre-spanning collection of songs.The entire album takes a futuristic approach to their contemporary sound; neither electronic music nor dance music, Turbo Suit’s Back to Life is definitive of the direction their music is taking in 2016. Embry continues, “We recorded this entire album in between tour stops in Grand Haven Michigan. This album was different for us because we live recorded nearly every sound you hear. I would say only about 2% of the album was programmed in Ableton. This is a much different approach than any other album we have done.”So here’s your soundtrack for Monday, courtesy of Turbo Suit:Turbo Suit’s next stop is in Carbondale, as they make their rounds for their summer’s national tour. Visit their website for upcoming dates in a city near you.last_img read more

Panic On The Boardwalk: WSP Brings The Heat For Night One In Coney Island

first_imgAfter kicking off their Fall Tour with two nights in Washington, D.C. earlier this week, southern jam-rock titans Widespread Panic made their way to Coney Island, Brooklyn last night, September 9th, for their first of two shows at the brand new Ford Amphitheater at Coney Island Boardwalk.With the sweltering heat and humidity, and a crowd adorned in flip-flops, Croakies, Patagonia, and “Home Team” gear galore, this show felt like a southern party despite its Brooklyn beach locale.The venue was noticeably empty as the crowd waited in anticipation for the show to begin. Just over an hour after their scheduled 6:30 start time, the band hit the stage to booming applause, starting with “Hope In A Hopeless World” before diving into “Greta”, with Jimmy Herring showcasing his guitar chops early and assertively. The well-played though relatively short (64 min) first set saw Panic get their footing on the new terrain, running through “All Time Low”, “Wondering”, “Dyin’ Man”. The crowd sang along with John Bell‘s sultry vocals on Bloodkin‘s “Can’t Get High” before a  “Pleas”> “Love Tractor” pairing sent the show to halftime.The band wasted no time as they returned for set two, launching into a down-and-dirty “Machine” that segued into fan favorite “Barstools and Dreamers”. Instrumental jam “Party At Your Mama’s House” came next, providing the only semblance of a breather that this set had to offer. The “Space Wrangler” > “Hatfield” that followed had the crowd entranced, as bassist Dave Schools got a chance to stretch out a little and the effortlessly cool frontman JB brought “a little California voodoo” to the Brooklyn beach town. The “Surprise Valley” that came next saw both Jimmy Herring and  “Jo Jo” Herman shine, trading ripping guitar riffs and chunky funk keyboard grooves, before the band passed the baton to “Sunny” Ortiz and Duane Trucks for a captivating “Drums” segment that eventually made its way back to “Surprise Valley” to the delight of the audience. Finally, “Blue Indian” led into Panic’s popular optimist’s anthem “Ain’t Life Grand” to close out a stand-out second set.The two-song encore stretched nearly 15 minutes, with the sing-along “Trouble” leading into an all-out, full-band assault on “Stop Breakin’ Down Blues,” as beautiful Jeff Wood illustrations adorned the stage behind them.The audience was buzzing as they filed out of the venue onto the beach. After a fantastic night of sweaty, primal southern rock n’ roll on the boardwalk, excitement is high for Panic’s Coney Island finale tonight.high-energyEdit this setlist | More Widespread Panic setlistslast_img read more

Radiohead Release Surprise New “A Moon Shaped Pool” B-Side “Ill Wind” [Listen]

first_imgThis week, Radiohead’s long-awaited special vinyl edition of their beautiful album A Moon Shaped Pool started shipping to fans. Among the goodies inside is a bonus disc that contains two B-sides: the unused James Bond theme “Spectre” that was originally released back in December of 2015, and a brand new song that has, until now, never been heard before. The song, “Ill Wind”, is a bass-heavy, uptempo ballad that continues AMSP‘s trend of using a stripped down, more acoustic feel, although there is a prominent synthesizer section in the middle of the track. Thom Yorke‘s swirling vocals are front and center (as usual) on the track, matching perfectly with Jonny Greenwood‘s mesmerizing guitar playing.Fear not, Radiohead fans, because even if you haven’t purchased the special vinyl of A Moon Shaped Pool, you can listen to “Ill Winds” below.As a refresher, here’s “Spectre” as well.[H/T Consequence of Sound]last_img read more

Phish Releases SPAC ’95 To The Official LivePhish Archive

first_imgThis morning, Phish released a new show to their expansive official archive on LivePhish.com. From June 26, 1995, the show is a recording from the second time they headlined Saratoga Performing Arts Center in Saratoga Springs. Phish’s SPAC performance fell squarely in the middle of ’95 summer tour, and a day before their first live album, the two-disc A Live One, was released to the public. As mentioned in a description of the release, “SPAC ’95 highlights included Don’t You Want To Go?, Bathtub Gin, summer’s only The Sloth, and a spacious Possum from a hot set I, as well as a nearly non-stop set II that combined the mind-blowing Down With Disease > Free (the 1st such pairing) with a spectacular Poor Heart > You Enjoy Myself and Strange Design > Run Like An Antelope. This was a thriller of a show – demented, psychedelic, Summer Space Camp Phish at its best.” You can check the show out for yourself on the LivePhish website here, and check out the setlist from the night below.Setlist: Phish | Saratoga Performing Arts Center | Saratoga Springs, NY | 6/26/1995Set One: My Friend, My Friend, Don’t You Want To Go?, Bathtub Gin, NICU > The Sloth, My Mind’s Got a Mind of its Own, It’s Ice > Dog Faced Boy > Tela >PossumSet Two: Down with Disease [1] -> Free > Poor Heart > You Enjoy Myself, Strange Design > Run Like an AntelopeEncore: Sleeping Monkey > Rocky Top[1] Unfinishedlast_img read more

Radiohead’s Show In Scotland Disrupted By Palestinian Activists

first_imgLast night, Radiohead performed at TRNSMT Festival in Glasgow, Scotland. Their performance comes ahead of their controversial show scheduled next week on July 19th in Tel Aviv, Israel, at Park Hayarkon. The scheduled performance has drawn criticism from Palestinian activists and spurred an open letter from a number of musicians—including Roger Waters (Pink Floyd), Thurston Moore (Sonic Youth), and Tunde Adebimpe (TV On The Radio)—calling for the English group’s upcoming performance to be canceled. In response to these criticisms, frontman Thom Yorke has been open in his disagreement, telling Rolling Stone that the reaction “has been extremely upsetting” and that “I don’t agree with the cultural ban at all.”Radiohead Shares Previously Unreleased “Man Of War” From Upcoming “OKNOTOK”For Radiohead’s Glasgow appearance last night, Consequence of Sound cites that activists from Glasgow Palestine Action, Glasgow Palestine Solidarity Campaign, and Radiohead Fans for Palestine protested both outside the festival ahead of the group’s performance as well as for the show itself. Activists within the crowd held signs and raised Palestinian flags in protest throughout the performance, ultimately getting a reaction from Thom Yorke before the group played “Myxomatosis.” Yorke, clearly exasperated, repeatedly uttered “Some fucking people,” as he looked out at the crowd and was allegedly caught giving the middle finger to protesters.#Radiohead fans in Glasgow at #TRSNMTfest called on the band to respect the cultural boycott of Israel in solidarity with Palestinians #BDS pic.twitter.com/Ts7OZmlOp2— Hilary Aked (@hilary_aked) July 8, 2017 [H/T Consequence of Sound]last_img read more

Van Morrison Announces New Album & Tour Dates

first_imgVan Morrison has announced a new album, due out September 22. Roll With The Punches marks the British star’s 37th studio album and will be a mix new self-written originals and hand-selected rhythm and blues classics, with covers of Bo Diddley, Mose Allison, Sister Rosetta Tharpe and Lightnin’ Hopkins, among others. In celebration of this new release, Van Morrison will bring the show on the road for a number of concerts in the U.S. and the U.K– including stops at Willie Nelson’s Outlaw Music Festival in Hershey, PA, the Ascend Amphitheatre in Nashville, Tennessee, The Show At Agua Caliente Casino Resort Spa in Rancho Mirage, California, and The Fox Theatre in Oakland, California.“From a very early age, I connected with the blues,” Van Morrison says in a press release. “The thing about the blues is you don’t dissect it–you just do it. I’ve never over-analyzed what I do; I just do it. Music has to be about just doing it and that’s the way the blues works–it’s an attitude. I was lucky to have met people who were the real thing–people like John Lee Hooker, Jimmy Witherspoon, Bo Diddley, Little Walter & Mose Allison. I got to hang out with them and absorb what they did. They were people with no ego whatsoever and they helped me learn a lot.”He contines, “The songs on Roll With The Punches–whether I’ve written them or not–they’re performance oriented. Each song is like a story and I’m performing that story. That’s been forgotten over years because people over-analyze things. I was a performer before I started writing songs and I’ve always felt like that’s what I do.”Roll With The Punches track list:1) Roll With the Punches (Van Morrison & Don Black)2) Transformation (Van Morrison)3) I Can Tell (Bo Diddley & Samuel Bernard Smith)4) Stormy Monday/Lonely Avenue (Stormy Monday–T-BoneWalker/Lonely Avenue–Doc Pomus)5) Goin’ To Chicago (Count Basie & Jimmy Rushing)6) Fame (Van Morrison)7) Too Much Trouble (Van Morrison)8) Bring It On Home To Me (Sam Cooke)9) Ordinary People (Van Morrison)10) How Far From God (Sister Rosetta Tharpe)11) Teardrops From My Eyes (Rudy Toombs)12) Automobile Blues (Lightnin’ Hopkins)13) Benediction (Mose Allison)14) Mean Old World (Little Walter)15) Ride On Josephine (Bo Diddley)Van Morrison U.S. Dates:Sun Sept 10 Hersheypark Stadium @ “Outlaw Music Festival”Thu Sept 14 Ascend AmphitheaterFri Oct 13 The Show At Agua Caliente Casino Resort SpaSat Oct 14 The Show At Agua Caliente Casino Resort SpaFri Oct 20 Fox Theater (Oakland, CA)Sat Oct 21 Fox Theater (Oakland, CA)Van Morrison UK Dates:Mon Nov 6 Edinburgh PlayhouseTues Nov 7 Glasgow Royal CourtSun Nov 12 London Eventim ApolloMon Nov 13 Birmingham Symphony HallWed Nov 15 Liverpool Philharmonic HallMon Nov 20 Cardiff St. David’s HallTues Nov 21 Bristol Colston HallFri Nov 24 Torquay Princess TheatreSat Nov 25 Plymouth PavilionsMon Dec 4 Belfast Europa HotelTues Dec 5 Belfast Europa Hotellast_img read more

Disco Biscuits Cover Ginuwine, Make It Snow Indoors In Colorado Finale [Full Video]

first_imgLoad remaining images Last night, The Disco Biscuits finished their three-night Colorado run with their second of two shows at Denver’s Fillmore Auditorium (following a Thursday performance at Boulder’s Fox Theatre). The band got started with the surprises right off the bat with “Bionic Helix”, a song comprised of a jam that used to appear in “Helicopters” in the band’s early days. That led right into a bust-out of “The Big Happy”, which in turn moved into “I Remember When” without missing a beat. After “House Dog Party Favor”, a well-played “Spectacle” moved into a set-closing “I-Man”, undoubtedly a highlight of the old school first set.The Disco Biscuits Get Trancey To Kick Off 2-Night Denver Run [Full Show Video/Photo]Disco Biscuits Show Love To Fans With 49-Minute Jam, “Naeba” Bustout, & Punk Encore [Full Show Video]The second set kicked off with an extended jam sandwich (though not as extended as the nearly hour-long jam that opened set two on Thursday), as the band rode heavy techno grooves through “Crickets”, into the 2nd “Lunar Pursuit” this year, and back out into “Crickets” to the delight of the packed house. The set only got stranger from there, as Jon “Barber” Gutwillig led the band through an out-of-left-field cover of “Same Ol’ G” by 90’s R&B star Ginuwine. Barber took the opportunity to play into a long-running joke with the band’s friends in Umphrey’s McGee. changing some lyrics to reference the incident when he fell asleep backstage at a UM show, and a photo of him was used for the Umphrey’s laminates on their next tour.Joel Cummins Talks Umphrey’s/Biscuits Prank War And Post-World Series Hang With The CubsThe Disco Biscuits’ Aron Magner Talks Prank War With Umphrey’s, Spotify, And BCAThe band ended their run with a fittingly over-the-top closing segment, as fake snow machines and blue lasers met to fantastic effect during “Floes” before a “Spraypaint” tease-filled cover of Pink Floyd‘s “Run Like Hell” closed the show in appropriately thrilling fashion. Finally, the Biscuits delivered one last surprise–a rare cover of the towering “In The Hall of the Mountain King”, Edvard Greig‘s famous late 1800’s orchestral composition, their first rendition of the piece since 7/10/04 (643 shows).SETLIST: The Disco Biscuits | The Fillmore Auditorium | Denver, CO | 11/18/17Set 1: Bionic Helix > Big Happy > I Remember When, House Dog Party Favor, Spectacle, I-ManSet 2: Crickets > Lunar Pursuit > Crickets > Same Ol G > Floes, Run Like HellEncore: In the Hall of the Mountain King[Cover photo via Dave Vann]The Disco Biscuits | The Fillmore Auditorium | Denver, CO | 11/18/17 | Photos by Dave Vannlast_img read more

moe. Adds More 2018 Tour Dates Following Rob Derhak’s Cancer Victory

first_imgCelebrating the news of a cancer-free diagnosis by band member Rob Derhak, Buffalo rockers moe. has added two more weekends’ worth of shows at the State Theatre in Portland, ME on Feb. 16 & 17 and a return to the Palace Theatre in Albany, NY on Feb. 23 & 24. These new 2018 dates are in addition to the recently-announced two nights at The Capitol Theatre in Port Chester, NY on February 2 – 3, 2018, and one night at Red Rocks Amphitheatre on July 12, 2018.moe.’s Rob Derhak Is Officially Cancer FreeMoe. cancelled the majority of their 2017 Summer Tour after the band’s bassist/vocalist, Rob Derhak, was diagnosed with Nasopharyngeal Cancer earlier this year. On November 29, he officially announced:“After being scanned, poked, and prodded my doctors have given me a green light… Although I’ll need to continue the doctors’ visits for the next 5 years, they’ve given me a clean bill of health and declared me cancer free, with only a minimal chance that it will return. So thank you to everyone that was pulling for me. The support I received was instrumental in helping me get through this. I am truly looking forward to seeing everyone when I hit the stage again this February, with moe.”Founded in 1990, moe. carved a niche for themselves with a distinct blend of Americana, melodic turns, clever songwriting, and jam band ethics. Members Vinnie Amico (Drums), Rob Derhak (bass/vocals), Chuck Garvey (guitar/vocals), Jim Loughlin (Percussion/Vibes) and Al Schnier (guitar/vocals) have built a dedicated following through their extensive touring and musical output.An online request period for tickets is currently underway here. The request period will end Tuesday, December 12th at 11:59pm ET. VIP packages are currently available here. Tickets for all shows go on sale to the general public on Friday, December 15th at 10:00am ET and may be purchased online.MOE. – 2018 TOUR DATESFeb. 2 Capitol Theatre – Port Chester, NY * with Kung FuFeb. 3 Capitol Theatre – Port Chester, NYFeb. 16 State Theatre – Portland, MEFeb. 17 State Theatre – Portland, MEFeb. 23 Palace Theatre – Albany, NY * with AqueousFeb. 24 Palace Theatre – Albany, NYJul. 12 Red Rocks Amphitheatre – Morrison, COlast_img read more

13 Days Of Phishmas 2017: Baker’s Dozen Night 3, The “Red Velvet” Show

first_imgPhish | Baker’s Dozen Night 3 | Madison Square Garden | New York City | 7/23/17 SETLIST: Phish | Baker’s Dozen Night 3 | Madison Square Garden | New York City | 7/23/17SET 1: Sunday Morning*, Axilla I, Your Pet Cat, Back on the Train, How Many People Are You, Glide, Theme From the Bottom > It’s Ice > MoreSET 2: AC/DC Bag > Wolfman’s Brother > Twist > Waves > Miss You, Boogie On Reggae Woman, Wading in the Velvet SeaENCORE: Sweet Jane* Debut; Trey on drums; Fishman dressed as the pope and waving incense at the crowd[Photo: Rene Huemer/@Phish_FTR]We’ll see you back here tomorrow, as we continue to re-sample all the donuts on our way back to the Garden for New Year’s Run 2017-2018. For a complete list of pre-show plans and late-night after-parties, check out our guide here.13 Days of Phishmas 2017:Night 1 – “Coconut” – 7/21/17Night 2 – “Strawberry” – 7/22/17Night 3 – “Red Velvet” – 7/23/17 Phish returned to the cozy confines of Madison Square Garden last night to finish up weekend one of their Baker’s Dozen residency, and left the audience shell-shocked after two incredible sets of music. Following Friday’s “Coconut” theme and Saturday’s “Strawberry,” spectacle, the tone had been set for the run, with an “anything-goes” vibe permeating throughout MSG. Phish harnessed that energy and excitement for Sunday’s “Red Velvet” theme and used it to put together arguably the most solid two-set performance of the summer (so far), with a pair of beloved Velvet Underground covers book-ending a night of red-themed lights and wild full-band improvisation around every corner. When the lights went down and the band emerged from backstage, drummer Jon Fishman was notably missing. Instead of heading to center-stage, Trey Anastasio took Fishman’s seat at the drum kit. With the excitement for this show-opening quickly swelling, Fishman suddenly appeared–wearing a cape and a bishop’s hat, no less–waving incense at the crowd like a donut-clad Pope impersonator. To the delight of the audience, Page McConnell started the Sunday show by starting up the dreamy intro to the doubly-appropriate “Sunday Morning,” delivering on the “Red Velvet” theme immediately with thick red lighting for the beloved track from The Velvet Underground & Nico. Fishman performed the song with his typical off-center vocal delivery, and Mike Gordon gave the crowd some early theatrics with his cheesy powerslide aided bass solo, basking in the revelry of the Blessed Father Henrietta.“Sunday Morning”Anastasio and Fishman then returned to their normal places on stage for a typically-rocking version of “Axilla I,” which was followed by a funky reading of “Your Pet Cat,” a holdover from the band’s landmark Chilling, Thrilling Sounds of the Haunted House set from Halloween 2014. “Your Pet Cat” remains a fun one, taking the funkiest parts of “Tube” and inserting screaming cat sound effects. Lighting designer Chris Kuroda used “Your Pet Cat” as his first opportunity of the night to show off his new moving light rig, tilting the rig back and forth, seemingly toying with the room’s center of gravity. The new lights add an intriguing three-dimensional element to the band’s ever-changing production, and they’re getting better every night.Just as “Your Pet Cat” finished, Anastasio cued up the jangly opening to “Back On The Train.” This version featured a patient jam, with Fishman shuffling away while Gordon pushed his bass rhythm in various different directions. Anastasio snuck in a “Streets of Cairo” tease before dropping some tension/release guitar stabs into the fray, leading to a blissful Type I peak. Gordon’s “How Many People Are You” was similarly blissful and glowing, a recurring theme that would return again and again throughout the night.“Glide” came next, busting out of storage for its first flight since August 2015, and the crowd collectively held their breath; it’s felt like a long time since Trey has really nailed the tune’s notoriously tricky guitar line. But Red managed to make it through the intro mostly unscathed, and the audience seemed to exhale in unison, pleasantly surprised. “Glide” isn’t what it used to be, but the complicated composition was played to the best of the band’s current abilities, and, in the end, they did the track justice, even making sure to pause during the song’s a capella finale to give the crowd an opportunity to roar with approval. They did exactly that, letting out excited howls across the arena.Next up, the one-two punch of multi-sectional classics “Theme From The Bottom” and “It’s Ice” proved to be the climax of the first set. “Theme” was pure rock’n’roll, with Anastasio building his way towards a huge, screeching peak following a patient jam. “It’s Ice,” stretched out to 15+ minutes, and easily pushed its way into the realm of the best versions of the Anastasio/Marshall gem ever played–a perfect layer of “It’s Ice”-ing on the proverbial Red Velvet donut. The song’s typical funk breakdown was ditched for type II improvisation, complete with a dark, sci-fi vibe (something that Phish has been toying around with for the entire tour so far). McConnell leaned in on his synth pads as the rest of the band built up a minimalist groove, the reverberating tone and the understated blue/purple/white lights lending a cavernous texture to the jam, submerging the audience 20,000 leagues under the ice. Trey added a rhythmic, jazzy lead that shepherded the band towards a psych rock peak before rising to the surface for the song’s closing stanza. After a joyous run through the Big Boat standout “More,” Phish pulsated with love and light as they took their bows and walked off stage.“It’s Ice”The band got the show on the road quickly in set two with a rollicking version of Gamehenge classic “AC/DC Bag.” The beloved track featured some zany moments of Phish-y insanity before the band dropped into “Wolfman”s Brother.” The foursome took “Wolfman’s” out for an almost-fifteen-minute exploration, as multiple raging, red-hot rock peaks came down on MSG. A Gordon-led funk section dissolved into an extended, bass-heavy ambient portion, before a final, epic rock’n’roll build and climax. This “Wolfman’s” jam was indisputably awesome, and will likely be making an appearance in many “best of” conversations for years to come.“AC/DC Bag”Phish followed up the wild “Wolfman’s” with another fantastic improvisational expedition, as “Twist” offered for more high-octane jamming and synched-up moments from the clearly-locked-in quartet. The “Twist” jam stretched the song to just under sixteen minutes long, and showcased the best of the band’s abilities: patient Type I solos, a blissful, ambient Type II section, and some deep speed-funk, during which Kuroda focused his lights on the seats behind the stage, skillfully utilizing the three-dimensional “canvas” to perfection. As the jam built, Trey started inserting some psychedelic guitar jabs, whipping the crowd into a frenzy for an 80’s synth-rock climax that prompted a full-blown spontaneous glow stick war throughout the arena.The band then moved into “Waves,” which continued the contrast of ambient and blissful jamming that had been so prevalent throughout the show. “Waves” saw Kuroda once again showcasing his moving light rig, while the band moved back and forth between the dark and the light with their improvisation. Phish used “Miss You” as a landing pad after forty-plus minutes of balls-to-the-wall improv, and the often musically and energetically flat Big Boat tune felt triumphant in that context, as Trey continued implementing the blissful, feedback-powered theme he had been focusing on all evening.After a quick breather, Phish started up the funky Stevie Wonder classic “Boogie On Reggae Woman,” which got a roar of approval as Gordon dropped meatball bass bounces. The song quickly evolved into more twisting and turning improvisation, and at one point it sounded like they were about to start “2001” before the jam fizzled out and the tune everyone knew was coming, “Wading in the Velvet Sea,” finally got the call as the set two closer. Typically, Phish fans yearn for surprises around every turn. With the band announcing flavor/theme before each Baker’s Dozen show, it’s been somewhat easy to predict some of the song choices–“Reba” for Coconut night, “Halley’s Comet” and “Strawberry Fields Forever” for Strawberry night, and now “Wading” on Red Velvet night. That being said, the audience has only reacted with positivity in these moments, and “Wading” got a similarly huge response. The song provided a sing-a-long moment for the audience, and also allowed for one more moment of bliss as Kuroda bathed the crowd in velvety red lighting as the band brought the set to a close.For the encore, many fans were expecting “Rock And Roll,” but Phish instead turned to another, much more rare Velvet Underground cut, “Sweet Jane,” which they performed for only the fourth time ever. Kuroda once again covered the room in red light while the band worked through the classic track with ease.After the show, Mike Gordon tweeted out that the show was “a religious experience.” Whether he was referring to the undoubtedly electric atmosphere in the Garden last night, or to Fishman’s appearance earlier in the evening to “bless” the bassist as he knelt at his feet, one thing is clear: Phish is playing at the top of their game, and they only seem to be getting better as the donuts keep rolling. In just 11 days, Phish will make their triumphant return Madison Square Garden in New York City for their traditional 4-night New Year’s Run at the world’s most famous arena. Over the years, The Garden has become the de facto home court for the Phish from Vermont. To date, the band has played the storied midtown room 52 times–usually surrounding New Year’s Eve–and among those 52 are some of the more exciting and memorable shows they’ve ever played. In 2016, we counted down the days until New Year’s Run with “The 12 Days Of Phishmas,” a festive collection of our favorite Phish shows at the Garden over the years. But that list was made before the Baker’s Dozen, Phish’s unprecedented run of 13 straight shows at MSG over the course of 17 days featuring nightly donut flavors, surprise covers and bust-outs to cater the setlists to each evening’s respective donut “theme” and, oh yea, NO REPEATS, that ended with a “championship” banner being raised to The Garden’s rafters on a day officially designated as “Phish Day” by the Mayor of New York.Much of the excitement of the residency came from figuring out the game as it went along. By the thirteenth night, we were all experts on the Baker’s Dozen: We were making informed setlist guesses based on pastry flavors, hoarding our souvenir beer cups (anyone else have a cabinet full of those bad boys?), confidently debating the virtues of one concourse spicy chicken sandwich vs. the other. On the Monday morning following the run, we gushed about the impressive amount of material covered (230+ different songs) as we proudly surveyed the thoroughly baffling results of these 13 nights in NYC. But on Night 1, nobody knew much of anything. We didn’t know that the donut flavors held deeper meaning. We were skeptical of the band’s ability to play 13 shows with no repeats. We were totally unprepared.Our Official Guide To Phish New Year’s Pre- And Post-PartiesGoing back over the music of the Dozen is an extensive undertaking, and it’s been tough to know where to start in the months since, let alone how to rank these shows among the rest of Phish’s decorated history at MSG. So with the band’s historic summer at the Garden in the rearview and another four Phish MSG shows squarely in our sights, we’re celebrating this year’s Phishmas by reliving the magic of the Dozen one donut at a time, the same way it was originally tasted. By the time we’re done going back through the Baker’s Dozen spoils, it’ll be time to add four more shows to the list, rounding out 17 in ’17–the biggest and baddest year of MSG Phish we’ve ever seen. Merry Phishmas, kiddos…NIGHT 3: RED VELVET7/23/17(Review by Gideon Plotnicki) Shortly after the show, Phish announced the theme for the next Baker’s Dozen show, which is set for Tuesday, July 25th. The theme is “Jam Filled,” which should excite every living and breathing Phish fan. If you don’t have your tickets, get ’em now, because you don’t want to be the fan who missed the night filled with jams!Hot Takes From Night 3:REPEAT WATCH: None, and the band only seems to be digging deeper into their catalog with each show. With new songs being debuted every night, an assortment of bust outs, and several long jams per evening, the odds of there being no repeats during the Baker’s Dozen continues to increase.TODAY’S DONUT: Red Velvet [“Sunday Morning”, “Sweet Jane” (Velvet Underground); “Wading in the Velvet Sea”]WE TIRED YET?: Not going to lie, we’re excited to have 24 hours to re-charge our batteries… Load remaining imageslast_img read more

Trey Anastasio Band Adds Dates To Spring 2018 Tour

first_imgComing off Phish’s four-night New Year’s Madison Square Garden run and his highly anticipated performance with Dave Matthews, Aaron Neville, and more over the weekend, today, Trey Anastasio has announced additional spring tour dates for his side project, Trey Anastasio Band. In addition to a previously announced run in Chicago on April 20th and 21st, Trey Anastasio Band will perform three nights during Jazz Fest in New Orleans as well as a handful of other new dates.Kicking off the run will be one-off performances at Cleveland’s House of Blues on April 17th and Grand Rapids’ 20 Monroe Live. From there, the group will hit their two-night run at the Chicago Theatre on April 20th and 21st ahead of a performance at Iron City in Birmingham, Alabama, on April 24th. Rounding out Trey Anastasio Band’s announced spring tour dates is a three-night run at Civic Theatre in New Orleans, coinciding with Jazz Fest. In addition to these TAB dates, Trey will also play a solo acoustic tour in February.Trey Anastasio Announces February Solo Acoustic TourYou can snag tickets for these new TAB dates during a real-time presale tomorrow on Tuesday, January 9th, starting at 12 p.m. (EST)—pre-sale link here. The pre-sale will run through to Friday, January 12th, at 5 p.m (EST) before tickets become available to the public on Saturday, January 13th, at 10 a.m. (EST).Upcoming Trey Anastasio Band Tour DatesApril 17 – Cleveland, OH @ House Of BluesApril 18 – Grand Rapids, MI @ 20 Monroe LiveApril 20 & 21 – Chicago @ Chicago TheatreApril 24 – Birmingham, AL @ Iron CityApril 26 – 28 – New Orleans, LA @ Civic Theatre[Photo: Zach Blum]last_img read more