Watch The Who Perform On Late Night TV For The First Time In Almost 50 Years


first_imgIt’s been nearly 50 years since The Who performed on late night television, but that all changed last night when the legendary rockers took the stage on the set of The Tonight Show With Jimmy Fallon. The band is promoting their upcoming The Who Hits 50 tour, which resumes on Monday, March 7th at the TD Garden in Boston, MA.Watch the performance of “Who Are You” below, proving once and for all that Roger Daltrey and Pete Townshend still have what it takes to rock hard!The band’s last performance on late night TV was during The Smothers Brothers Comedy Hour in 1967 (!), which made for one of the most infamous moments in all of rock and roll history. Drummer Keith Moon paid off a stagehand to rig the bass drum with dynamite, and the whole kit exploded during the final measures of the rock anthem “My Generation.” You can visibly see guitarist Pete Townshend temporarily lose his hearing as the stage is smoking from the explosion. It rocks.the who – my generation (Smothers Brothers… by tartarrowlast_img read more

Les Claypool Wanted To Reunite Oysterhead, But The Plans Didn’t Work Out


first_imgIt’s been an exhilarating start to the week for Les Claypool fans, with an exciting new project on the rise with Beatle progeny, Sean Lennon. Yesterday, The Claypool Lennon Delirium confirmed an extensive national tour, including three festival dates, following the release of a full album. Things just keeps getting more interesting, with their unlikely match-made collaborations, and in a new statement revealing they come together in a time when Oysterhead could have… “I was trying to wrangle up an Oysterhead reunion since Primus was taking a rest for 2016 but the planets just wouldn’t align for that,” said Claypool in a statement on the band’s website. “I don’t like sitting around, so when Sean said he didn’t have plans for this next year, we started kicking around the notion of making an old-school, psychedelic/prog record. Next thing I know, he’s staying in my guesthouse, drinking my vino and banging on my drums.”The two met when Lennon’s Ghost of a Saber Tooth Tiger toured with Primus last summer, and the musical connection sparked when Lennon sat in with Primus for an epic “Southbound Pachyderm” after proving himself in a jam session backstage. Thanks to some fan-shot footage, we can see the moment that started it all:“We had a few backstage, acoustic jamborees that I found interesting but when [Sean] sat in with us and melted our faces with his guitar during ‘Southbound Pachyderm,’ I realized that this fella had some chops,” Claypool told Rolling Stone. Yesterday, the bassist revealed more about recording with Sean Lennon, “Usually I play the drums and percussion on my records but Sean has such a different feel than I do, it just made more sense for him to man the kit on most of the tunes on this project. I took the helm at my old vintage API console and let him bang away. He was happy as a piggy rolling in shit every time he grabbed the sticks…his drumming is like a cross between Ringo and Nick Mason. But I think folks will be most surprised by what a monster guitar player he is, especially when you prod him a bit.”While he might not be Trey Anastasio, we are definitely excited about this new project. Listen to The Claypool Lennon Delirium’s newest track from their upcoming album Monolith of Phobos and check their tour schedule here. [H/T JamBase]last_img read more

Watch Prince And Miles Davis Do Their Thing Together In 1987


first_imgThere are few legends bigger than Prince and Miles Davis. Each a pioneer of their own regimen, the pop-jazz fusion of these two worlds serves as a chilling reminder of where music’s finest roots come from. It’s jams like these that define groove, perfection, and improvisational bliss.Behind Davis’s perfect third stream trumpet playing is the majestic Prince, lending his intensely purple attitude to the funk-filled jazz number. Together they lead an incredible band alongside the 1980’s choreography, providing an inevitable toe-tapping atmosphere of beloved dance moves and neck-bobs. Also, notice Prince do the dab at 2:59. Too cool!last_img

Formula 5 Reveals 30+ Dates For Summer Tour


first_imgUpstate New York-based funk jam band Formula 5 has announced a 31-show summer tour throughout the Northeast and stretching into the Midwest. The extensive tour, which will keep the quartet on the road through September, features multiple festival dates as well as shows alongside acts like Sprocket, Teddy Midnight, Pink Talking Fish, and more. After a pair of shows last week, the band will keep things moving in NY’s Finger Lakes region with a trio of shows in Rochester, Canandaigua, and Johnson City. Made up of guitarist/vocalist Joe Davis, drummer Greg Merek, bassist James Woods, and keyboardist/vocalist Matt Richards, Formula 5 has been attracting a rapidly growing fanbase with their mix of original, improvisational music and diverse and interesting covers. The band has been busy in 2016, opening for Twiddle in February, holding a month-long residency at Nectar’s in Burlington, VT, performing at a Bernie Sanders rally in Albany on April 11th, and sharing the stage with talented peers like The Jauntee, Strange Machines, Gubbilidis, Haley Jane and the Primates, Teddy Midnight, and Goose.Check out for soundboard recordings of select shows throughout the tour. You can watch footage of the band’s 2/3/16 performance at Nectar’s below:Check out the full schedule below, and head to the band’s website for details.Formula 5 Upcoming Tour Dates:May 19 Flour City Station, Rochester, NY ?May 20 V Pub, Canandaigua NY$May 21 Ransom Steele Tavern, Johnson City, NYJune 3 Funk n Waffles, Syracuse, NY&June 9-12 Disc Jam Music Festival, Stephentown, NYJune 15 The Saint, Asbury Park, NJJune 16 The Acoustic, Bridgeport, [email protected] 17 89 North Music Venue, Patchogue, NY ++June 18 King Neptune’s, Lake George, NYJune 24 Olive’s, Nyack, [email protected] 25 The Press Room, Portsmouth, NY “”July 7 Ohana Music Festival, Fairfax, VTJuly 8 – Kings Rook, Erie, PAJuly 9 Irish Bob’s, Youngstown, OHJuly 11 Woodlands Tavern, Columbus, OHJuly 14 Beachland, Cleveland, OH%July 15 Stanley’s, Cincinatti, OH%July 16 James Street Gastropub, Pittsburgh, PAJuly 21 The Waterhole, Saranac Lake, NYJuly 22 Bellstock, East Jewett, NYJuly 23 American Beauty, NYC!July 28, Nectar’s, VT ()August 2 Dutch Apple Boat Cruise, Albany, NYAugust 5 BSP Lounge, Kingston, NY =August 6 Backwoods Pondfest, Peru, NYAugust 12 The Downtown Barn, Liberty, NYAugust 18 King Neptune’s, Lake George, NY >? with Stereo Nest$ with Haewa# with Triple Down and Ultra Vibe& with Michael Mwenso & the [email protected] with The Fluid Druids++ with Funkin A and Wild Adriatic“” with Revibe~ Phish post show with Pink Talking Fish% with Foto! with Sprocket() Tumbledown Pre-Party with Teddy Midnight= with The Other Brothers>< with Goose<> with lespeciallast_img read more

Tom Petty Honored As MusiCares Person Of The Year


first_imgEvery year, the Grammy Foundation hosts a gala benefit for their charity outreach program, MusiCares, ahead of the awards ceremony. The program honors one musician each year as “Person Of The Year”, and this year that honor went to the Heartbreaker himself, Tom Petty.The benefit included performances of Petty’s music from a number of renowned musicians, including The Foo Fighters, Gary Clark Jr., Don Henley, Jackson Browne, The Head and the Heart, and George Strait. Petty also performed with his band, The Heartbreakers, who welcomed up Jeff Lynne (ELO), Dhani Harrison (son of George Harrison), Stevie Nicks and The Bangles at varying times during their performance.It had been two years since Petty performed with the Heartbreakers, but that changed last night as the band gears up for some major tour plans in 2017. Petty also gave a moving speech, talking about getting advise from Johnny Cash, Leon Russell, and more. You can watch Petty’s speech below.The night also generated $8.5 million for MusiCares, their largest benefit yet. Keep on doing great work, MusiCares![H/T WRAL / Photo via AP]last_img read more

Herbie Hancock Announces 2017 Summer Tour


first_imgHerbie Hancock has just announced a 12-date summer tour! Starting at the Count Basie Theatre in Red Bank on August 6, the keyboardist will head on to the Beacon Theatre in NYC, the Kennedy Center Concert Hall in DC, and so many more legendary venues across North America.Check out the announcement video below:08/06 – Red Bank, NJ – Count Basie Theatre08/07 – New York, NY – Beacon Theatre08/08 – Washington, D.C. – Kennedy Center Concert Hall08/10 – St. Louis, MO – Powell Symphony Hall08/12 – Kansas City, MO – Kauffman Center for the Performing Arts – Helberg Hall08/14 – Denver, CO – Denver Botanic Gardens08/16 – Albuquerque, NM – Kiva Auditorium08/17 – Mesa, AZ – Ikeda Theater at Mesa Arts Center08/19 – Stateline, NV – Montbleu Resort Casino08/20 – Salt Lake City, UT – Red Butte Garden Amphitheatre08/23 – Hollywood, CA – Hollywood Bowl09/15 – 09/17 – Monterey, CA – Monterey Jazz Festivallast_img read more

Soulive Brings GRiZ, Son Little, And The Shady Horns To Wednesday Bowlive [Photos]


first_imgSoulive | GRiZ, Son Little, Shady Horns | 6/14/17 | Photos by Andrew Blackstein Soulive is officially back and five shows into their eight-night run at New York’s Brooklyn Bowl. After a year and a half off from the traditional Bowlive residency, both the band and their fans have been primed and ready for each night of the run, gearing up for the final stretch and the coming madness to ensue as Bowlive comes to a close this week. With a different slate of guests each night, every show presents a new atmosphere for the sensational trio that is Eric Krasno, Neal Evans, and Alan Evans to do what they do best. One of the most anticipated lineups of Soulive’s run was Wednesday night, which saw Grant Kwiecinski (GRiZ), Son Little, and The Shady Horns grace the Brooklyn Bowl with their presence in addition to these masters. Special guest vocalist Ida Hawk also joined the fun for last night’s insane performance. You can check out some highlights from Instagram as well as check out a full gallery of photos from last night below, courtesy of photographer Andrew Blackstein. Load remaining imageslast_img read more

Chance The Rapper Saves The Streaming Service SoundCloud


first_imgSoundCloud confirmed the word that it was around to stay, later posting this to its official Twitter page: In recent weeks, things have not been looking good for the streaming service SoundCloud. Rumors have been circulating that the popular site would only be able to stay afloat for fifty more days, and industry experts had more or less agreed that the streaming service was on its last leg and not going to last much longer. After firing a good chunk of their staff due to budget cuts, SoundCloud clarified that they were fully funded through Q4, though projections for the company still looked bleak.Chance The Rapper Inspires Chicago Bulls To Donate $1 Million To Chicago Public SchoolsHowever, such projections failed to take into account one thing: Chance The Rapper. Chance holds a special place in many of our hearts, not just for his music, but for his philanthropic streak that has widely gained him fans from all walks of life. After donating millions of dollars to Chicago Public Schools, it’s clear that the independent artists digs being a hero. Yesterday, Chance tweeted the following: Turns out Chance did some hard work fast, as this morning, the rapper tweeted this:center_img Bless you, Chance the Rapper, for being the hero we don’t deserve.[H/T YourEDM]last_img read more

13 Days Of Phishmas 2017: Baker’s Dozen Night 12, The “Boston Cream” Show


first_imgIn just 2 days, Phish will make their triumphant return to Madison Square Garden in New York City for their traditional 4-night New Year’s Run at the world’s most famous arena. To date, the band has played the storied midtown Manhattan room 52 times–usually surrounding New Year’s Eve–and among those 52 are some of the more exciting and memorable performances they’ve ever turned in. 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 featuring nightly donut-based themes, surprise covers and bust-outs to cater the setlists to the flavor du jour and, oh yea, NO REPEATS, culminating 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. The Dozen was a different kind of beast: It’s difficult to pick apart the individual nights and rank them among the band’s other 39 MSG performances because these 13 shows were so inextricably linked. Those 17 summer days in the City almost felt like one long show, and so it only felt right to extend this year’s Phishmas by an extra day and relive the Baker’s Dozen as a complete set–sampling 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, we’ll all be primed and ready to add four more shows to the list, rounding out 17 in ’17–the biggest, baddest year of MSG Phish we’ve ever seen. Our Official Guide To Phish New Year’s Pre- And Post-PartiesAt this point in our Phishmas retelling of the Baker’s Dozen saga, we’re in the final stretch of the run: 3 shows left–an “ordinary” weekend run that was all but certain to be anything but ordinary. The Baker’s Dozen was now a thing. The secret had long since been out: something very special was happening at The Garden. Each successive show in the last weekend of the Baker’s Dozen felt like the toughest ticket we’d ever seen. Hundreds and hundreds of frantic fingers orbited The Garden’s surrounding city blocks. Everyone had at least one friend who needed a ticket. Even the most experienced and determined fans–fans who never have nor would ever dream of getting shut out of any show, let along these shows—were crying out for extras to no avail. Cash or Trade was a wasteland of ISOs with not a single FS in sight. StubHub had 300-level seats going for upwards of $400 apiece before showtime. At the end of each day, hundreds of people were shut out each night. The demand for these shows had reached unprecedented heights…But for those who did make it in on that last weekend, it only made the shows that much sweeter. From the moment you walked through the Garden turnstiles, it was clear you were walking into a historic weekend of Phish. We had already savored 10 donuts–we knew what was at stake on these last three evenings. Despite a shorter list of songs still remaining, the Baker’s Dozen had taught us to expect the unexpected, and prepare for those expectations to be exceeded either way. As we wind down our 13 Days of Phishmas 2017, join us in reliving the culmination the greatest Phish run there’s ever been. Merry Phishmas to all!NIGHT 12: Boston Cream8/5/17Review by Dave Melamed We’ll see you back here tomorrow, as we round out our retelling of the Baker’s Dozen saga on the war back to The Garden for New Year’s Run 2017-2018. For a 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” – 7/23/17Night 4 – “Jam-Filled” – 7/25/17Night 5 – “Powdered” – 7/26/17Night 6 – “Double Chocolate” – 7/28/17Night 7 – “Cinnamon” – 7/29/17Night 8 – “Jimmies” – 7/30/17Night 9 – “Maple” – 8/1/17Night 10 – “Holes” – 8/2/17Night 11 – “Lemon” – 8/4/17Night 12 – “Boston Cream” – 8/5/17 Phish | Baker’s Dozen Night 12 | 8/5/17 | Photos by Andrew Blackstein Night twelve. It feels like just yesterday that this thirteen night run was on the horizon, as fans eagerly speculated about what Phish would do for this historic residency at New York’s Madison Square Garden. As the Baker’s Dozen progressed, each show became its own special donut, flavored with one-off covers, big jams, and, incredibly, no repeated songs. Each and every show has been relished among the adoring crowd, hailed as some of the finest of the band’s 34 year career.Now, we’ve arrived at the penultimate performance, and lots of heavy hitting song choices loomed over the final two proceedings. Not only that, but Saturday night’s performance was “Boston Cream” night; a show that fans have been eagerly awaiting since Page McConnell mentioned it in a 2007 Relix interview. Surely the cover of Boston’s “Foreplay/Long Time” would make its return. The band would obviously cover Cream. Lock it in.While most shows have started with a theme-appropriate cover selection, Phish wasted no time diving into their repertoire with a rousing rendition of Bob Marley‘s “Soul Shakedown Party.” The smooth reggae tones got the crowd loose and the band looser. The celebratory opening number gave way to a cover of the bluegrass classic, Bill Monroe’s “Uncle Pen,” with Trey Anastasio ripping through the song’s complex leads. The band went to Gamehendge for the next number, bringing out a rocking version of “The Sloth” to keep the party grooving.Watch the show-opening “Soul Shakedown Party” below via LivePhish:“Gotta Jibboo” saw Phish really get into their first jam of the night, as the whole band settled in for this first set fourteen minute groove fest. Once Page worked his magic on the grand piano, the jam shifted into high gear, and Trey raised the jam into a triumphant peak. After a brief discussion on stage, Mike Gordon took vocals on the band’s bizarre rocker, “Fuck Your Face.” The once long-forgotten number has had a revitalization in the 3.0 era, coming out of the woodworks to whip the crowd into a frenzy.With the energy at full throttle, the band started out innocently enough with a cover of Cream’s “Sunshine Of Your Love.” Things quickly took a turn, however, as the end of the first chorus transitioned into Boston’s “More Than A Feeling.” It’s a Boston Cream medley! After running through some of the classic Boston tune, the band momentarily dove into what sounded like Cream’s “Tales Of Brave Ulysses,” before dropping into a jam on “Sunshine Of Your Love” once more. That quickly broke into “Long Time,” the second half of the famed “Foreplay/Long Time” that had been predicted – and that hadn’t been played since 1999. The chorus here was particularly interesting, as different band members sang choruses of “Long Time,” “Sunshine Of Your Love” and another Cream classic, “White Room.” The band finished up the medley with a return to the main riff of “Sunshine,” putting a cap on their “Sunshine Of Your Feeling” mash-up.You can watch high quality video of the majority of the Boston/Cream mashup (synced with taper audio) via LazyLightning55a:For the beginning of the number not shown in the LazyLightning55a video, watch full crowd-shot footage of “Sunshine of Your Feeling” below via Frank Rocchio:After they finished, Trey joked that “Kansas Metallica” was going to be the final donut flavor. They promptly explained that the joke was “20 years in the making,” and that they basically planned the whole run for this “Boston Cream” extravaganza. The commentary continued as Jon Fishman confirmed that “We’ve been waiting for that joke for 20 years.” Anastasio mused, “This whole thing was just so we could do that. Now we’re out of here.” You can mark the quartet’s decades-in-the-making “Boston Cream” mashup as just one of many reasons why 2017 is a fantastic time to be a Phish fan. Trey, Fish, Mike, and Page are making good on seemingly far-fetched creative promises they made half a lifetime ago, and having an absolute blast doing it. Side bar: Umphrey’s McGee fans must have felt right at home for this.Making The Donuts: The Story Behind The Boston/Cream Combo That Inspired Phish’s Baker’s DozenThe set continued with its first cool-down moment, bringing back the Trey song “Frost” for only the second time ever, and the first since 7/17/13 (168 shows). My personal theory is that the song was a reference to the donuts themselves: the Boston Cream was actually the frost-ing instead of the filling. Likely a practical donut-making decision (read the NPR donut scoop for more), the mellow “Frost” was a fun reprieve for more high-energy songs to come.“Scent Of A Mule” immediately followed, with some excellent solos from Page (including a “Sunshine Of Your Love” tease) and Gordo before the song’s exciting finale. The third Jimi Hendrix cover of the run came next, as the band rocked MSG with some pure “Fire.” Trey was wailing in true Jimi style, keeping the excitement high. “Alaska” followed, as Fishman kept the pace for a bluesy funk jam that had everyone dancing. “Plasma” closed out the set, with Trey taking the lead throughout an energetic jam that peaked in fine fashion. The guitarist’s final notes again teased “Sunshine Of Your Love,” adding one last dose of Cream to the performance.With the “no repeat” rule in effect for the Baker’s Dozen, there were a handful of unplayed songs that came highly anticipated for the last two nights. Set two opened with one of these classics, as the blues-heavy riff of “Ghost” rang out through The Garden. Here we go. The whopping 21-minute take saw the band immediately lock into some thick funk, patiently building the energy through a pentatonic fueled groove. As the jam continued to gain momentum, the band subtly switched into a major key, allowing for some prime melodic improvisation from Trey and Page. Trey led the jam through countless emotional peak moments, continually upping the ante for a truly climactic conclusion. This was easily the jam of the night, as one might expect from a “Ghost” on the Baker’s Dozen’s Twelfth Night.Watch the phenomenal second set-opening “Ghost” from Night 12 below via LivePhish:The jam ended in some deep dark tones, before breaking into the first “Petrichor” since the song’s dramatic interpretation on New Year’s 2016. Though this version didn’t have choreography, horns, or falling silicone raindrops, the band adeptly wove their way through the ornate composition. Trey gave the song a little extra mustard near its conclusion, bringing things up before dropping into another 3.0 favorite, “Light.” This version went down and dirty with Page leading the charge on the organ.As the “Light” jam ended, Trey strummed the opening chord of another Gamehendge classic, “The Lizards.” Another song highly anticipated for the last two nights, the band drew vigorous applause as they worked their way through the beautiful composition. They stretched the song out a bit longer than usual, as is the new normal of the Baker’s Dozen, delighting fans with the all-time favorite tune selection.After treating fans to four songs in the first hour of set two, the band wrapped things up with a handful of shorter selections, including “The Horse/Silent In The Morning,” Bob Dylan’s “Quinn The Eskimo,” and “Rocky Top.” It’s tempting to pine for fewer total songs in the second frame, but each of these songs are quintessential in the Phish catalog, and did a great job keeping the energy high at MSG.The band returned for one more song, playing the ballad “Joy” as their encore. The message was loud and clear: “We want you to be happy.” Though this was one of the slowest encores of the run, the significance of the moment certainly left fans with smiles on their faces. If “Boston Cream” was the center of their Baker’s Dozen inspiration, then encouraging their fans’ happiness was an all-too-fitting finale for this penultimate donut theme.Of course, the message of “We want you to be happy” has been at the forefront of this run. Phish’s dedication to the craft of live music is second to none, and the Baker’s Dozen is the ultimate example. As a native New Yorker, I’ve been blessed with the opportunity to see more Phish in the last two weeks than I ever could have imagined. They’ve approached this run with such passion, challenging themselves to surpass our wildest expectations, every single night. It has been, in a word, incredible.Thank you L4LM team, for giving me this (last minute) opportunity to, once again, share my love of Phish with your readers. Thank you Chris Kuroda, for consistently blowing my mind. Thank you to every single person I’ve met at MSG, for sharing in the groove. And of course, thank you Phish, for these legendary performances. Can’t wait to see what you have in store for the Baker’s Dozen finale.Hot Takes From Night 12:Repeat Watch: At this point, I have “More Than A Feeling” that night 13 won’t have any repeats. We’ve come this far, right?Today’s Donut: “Boston Cream” [“Sunshine Of Your Feeling,” the mash-up of Boston and Cream that we never knew we needed, with bits of “More Than A Feeling” (Boston), “Long Time” (Boston), “Sunshine Of Your Love” (Cream), and “White Room” (Cream). Am I the only one who heard “Tales Of Brave Ulysses” in there too? This page from the Zonkey playbook could not have been more fun.]We Tired Yet?: We’ve been to 12 Phish shows in the last 16 days. What do you think?Check out a full gallery of photos from Boston Cream night at the Baker’s Dozen below via Andrew Blackstein.SETLIST: Phish | Baker’s Dozen Night 12 | Madison Square Garden | New York, NY | 8/5/17SET 1: Soul Shakedown Party, Uncle Pen, The Sloth, Gotta Jibboo, Fuck Your Face, Sunshine of Your Love[1] -> More Than a Feeling[2] > Sunshine of Your Love > Foreplay/Long Time[3], Frost, Scent of a Mule, Fire, Alaska, PlasmaSET 2: Ghost, Petrichor, Light > The Lizards, The Horse > Silent in the Morning > Quinn the Eskimo > Rocky TopENCORE: Joy[1] Phish debut.[2] Phish debut; incomplete.[3] Incomplete. Load remaining imageslast_img read more

JRAD Debuts Charlie Monroe’s “Rosa Lee Mcfall” To Kick Off Cap Run [Video/Photo]


first_img“Rosa Lee Mcfall”Moving on through the set, the group performed another classic cover, this time of Bruce Springsteen’s “Atlantic City”—marking the first time “Atlantic City” had been performed since April of last year during their show at Denver’s Ogden Theatre ahead of the band’s arena debut at 1st Bank Center. From there, JRAD accelerated to the finish of the show, showing off what they do best by weaving “Slipknot!” across the second half of the second set. Jamming through “Franklin’s Tower” and “Help On The Way” before playing “Slipknot!” in full, the group ended the set with renditions of “Feel Like A Stranger” and “Let It Grow” ahead of an encore of “Touch Of Grey”.Setlist: Joe Russo’s Almost Dead | The Capitol Theatre | Port Chester, NY | 1/12/2018Set One: Jam -> Brown Eyed Women -> Jack Straw > Jam -> The Wheel @ -> Estimated Prophet -> The Other One # > Shakedown St $ -> Here Comes Sunshine JamSet Two: Rosa Lee Mcfall % (TH), Throwing Stones ^, Atlantic City & -> Slipknot! * -> Franklin’s Tower > Slipknot! * -> Help On The Way -> Slipknot! + -> Feel Like A Stranger @@ > Jam ->Let It GrowEncore:  Touch of [email protected] – With “Girl From Ipanema” (music by Antônio Carlos Jobim and Portuguese lyrics by Vinicius de Moraes. English lyrics by Norman Gimbel) and “Dear Prudence” (The Beatles) teases (MB)# – With a Purple Haze Tease (SM) & a variation (a really fast variation) on a Love Supreme (John Coltrane) jam (Band)$ – With a Brown Eyed Women Tease (SM), and The Wheel, China Cat Sunflower and Here Comes Sunshine Teases (TH)% – First Time Played by Almost Dead, Charlie Monroe cover^ – By Request for Joe’s sister on her birthday, with a Brown Eyed Women Tease and a Cats Under the Stars Tease (TH)& – Not played since Ogden Theater, Denver, CO 2017.04.28, a gap of 29 shows / 8.5 ish months* – Short snippets…+ – Full [email protected]@ – With a “Your Kiss Is On My List” (Hall & Oates) Tease (MB/Band) (I think. Will try to confirm when I speak with MB) On Friday night, Joe Russo’s Almost Dead kicked off a three-night run at The Capitol Theatre in Port Chester, New York, marking the group’s first shows of 2018. Though it’s been nearly a month since JRAD last convened—the group’s last shows were in Boston in early December, as they forwent a New Year’s Eve run this year—the band wasted no time showing off their improvisational abilities, opening the show with a laidback and winding jam led in by a steady beat offered by bandleader Joe Russo. As the opening jam built, it eventually segued into “Brown Eyed Women”, kicking off the transition-heavy first set in full.“Jam” > “Brown Eyed Women”JRAD’s first set saw the group perform inspired renditions of “Jack Straw” and “The Wheel”, with the latter featuring teases of The Beatles’ “Dear Prudence” and the Portuguese classic “Girl From Ipanema”. After a slow build through “Estimated Prophet” and “The Other One”, the set climaxed with a crowd-energizing cover of the beloved disco-tinged tune “Shakedown Street”. Mirroring the start of the show, the band ended set one with a jam, this time built around 1973’s “Here Comes Sunshine”.While set one saw the band settling into the space and the performance, set two saw JRAD expanding and taking more of the musical risks the group is known for. Joe Russo’s Almost Dead opened the set with the group’s debut cover of Charlie Monroe’s “Rosa Lee Mcfall”, a number the Grateful Dead recorded and released on 1981’s Reckoning. Following this set-opening debut, the group played a soulful rendition of “Throwing Stones”. Ahead of the tune, Joe Russo took a minute to shout out his sister on her birthday, expressing his love for her before noting that the song was a request from her. Joe Russo’s Almost Dead | The Capitol Theatre | Port Chester, NY | 1/12/2018 | Photos: Andrew Scott Blacksteincenter_img Load remaining imageslast_img read more