___________________________________________________________________________________________We apologize. We are having technical issues with our comment sections and fan community and it is temporarily unavailable. We are actively working on these issues and hope to have it up and running soon. We are also working on enhancements to provide a better forum for our fans. We appreciate your patience and apologize for the inconvenience. When Jacksonville, Fla. firefighter Pat Copeman and Tampa, Fla. police officer Paul Scott met country singer Justin Moore before this year’s Daytona 500, it wasn’t just another meet and greet. Heroes in their community, Copeman and Scott were nominated as part of Crown Royal’s annual “Your Hero’s Name Here,” an initiative that awards naming rights to the winner for the Brickyard 400 at Indianapolis Motor Speedway on July 28, 2013.Moore performed a special concert and treated the two to a VIP race weekend experience, courtesy of Crown Royal.Nominees must be 21 or older and can be any kind of hero, from first responders to veterans. The official name of the race is the Crown Royal Presents the “Your Hero’s Name Here” 400 at the Brickyard. To nominate your hero, visithttps://yourherosnamehere.nascar.com/ through April 14 to submit nominations. Five finalists will be chosen from the entries, and then fans will decide the winner. During a special ceremony leading up to the race, the winner will be revealed. He or she will receive a trip to Indianapolis and get the “royal” treatment throughout the weekend before handing the trophy bearing his or her name to the race winner. The race is the culminating event of the Crown Royal Heroes ProjectTM, an ongoing commitment to recognize everyday heroes and give back to their communities. This is the seventh time Crown Royal has award naming rights of a NASCAR Sprint Cup Series race to an adult fan and the second consecutive year at the Brickyard 400. Country singer Justin Moore teams up with the Crown Royal Heroes ProjectTM
Sanders’ support from the music community has been a key to spreading his message, and in advance of the crucial April 19th New York Democratic Primary, a stellar assortment of musicians are getting together to back their candidate. On April 18th at The Hall at MP, in Brooklyn, NY, the “Get Out and Vote For Bernie” benefit concert will be led by the group Kung Fu, with special guest support from an all-star cast, including Phish’s Jon Fishman, Dead & Company’s Oteil Burbridge, String Cheese Incident’s Jason Hann, Trey Anastasio Band’s Natalie Cressman, and so many more.As Bernie Sanders’ 2016 campaign is “people-powered,” any and all donations to the campaign can go a long way. Donation stations will be set up at the event, and you can also contribute prior to the event here.SHOW INFO:“Get Out and Vote For Bernie” ft. Fu & Phriends, with Jon Fishman, Oteil Burbridge, Natalie Cressman, Kung Fu, and more guests TBAMonday, April 18thThe Hall At MPBrooklyn, NYDoors @ 7pm, Show @ 8pmAdmission is FREE with RSVP, Suggested Donation: $27 Bernie Sanders and Killer Mike have long been friends, so it came as no surprise that Sanders showed his appreciation for Run The Jewels by introducing them at Coachella last night. Sanders appeared via video, expressing his sincere appreciation for Killer Mike’s efforts.Watch Sanders’ video introduction below:
The new Radiohead album finally has a digital release date: this Sunday, May 8th, at 7PM BST (aka 2 PM Eastern). While little else is known about the album, including its title, artwork, and tracklisting, there is at least an end in sight to the highly anticipated “LP9.”In addition to confirming the release of the new album, Radiohead has shared the second single from the new release. Just days after releasing “Burn The Witch,” the British band has come back with the ethereal new song, “Daydreaming.” Spotlighted by piano arpeggios, sustained synths and haunting vocals, “Daydreaming” is a powerful ballad that is sure to be at the center of the band’s new release.Listen to “Daydreaming” below:You can watch their first single, “Burn The Witch,” right here. Stay tuned for more Radiohead updates throughout the weekend!
On Friday night at Cervantes Masterpiece Ballroom in Denver, CO, a packed house gathered together to get through this thing called life with an epic tribute to the recently passed Prince Rogers Nelson. And with no shortage of recent tragedies, for a few hours at least, the love was truly in the air. A lineup consisting of Aron Magner (The Disco Biscuits), Dave Watts (The Motet), Marcus Rezak (Digital Tape Machine), Nick Gerlach (Turbo Suit), Gabriel Mervine (The Motet), Cory Baker, and singers Nephrok (The Nephrok! Allstars), Tanya Shylock, and Emily Clark put on a two-set rocker of a show.The band came out of the gates strong with a “Let’s Go Crazy” opener that got the room heated up rather quickly. Lead singer Nephrok, dressed in full Prince attire, showcased some serious vocals skills, along with Tanya Shylock and Emily Clark. The first set featured early Prince hits such as “1999”, “Raspberry Beret”, “Cream”, and a super funky “DMSR (Dance Music Sex Romance)” that had every booty in the house shaking. Set two continued in the same fashion, as the group let things fly off the handle with some outstanding solos from Marcus Rezak on guitar and Aron Magner on keys leading the way. The Motet drummer Dave Watts and bassist Cory Baker’s rhythm section laid down some serious grooves all night, while Nicholas Gerlach and Gabriel Mervine rounded things out nicely on sax and trumpet, respectively, especially on “Sexy MF”. A fitting end to the second set, “Purple Rain” saw the entire house sing along while Rezak triumphed on one of the most epic guitar solos ever written.As the encore of “1 + 1 + 1 is 3” ended the evening, you could feel the love for one of the most unique and talented artists to ever grace this Earth. Prince was taken from us too soon, but with incredible tributes such as what occurred last night at Cervantes with a stellar lineup of musicians, his music will always live on. Purple RainA Love Bizarre[Pro-shot video courtesy of Jackson Gould and SassTV]Prince Tribute Setlist – Cervantes Masterpiece Ballroom – 7/8/16Set 1:Let’s Go Crazy1999Raspberry BeretLolitaCreamI Want To Be Your LoverLittle Red CorvetteDMSRA Love BizarreSet 2:KissControversyPop LifeSexy MFBambiNothing Compares 2 UDarling NikkiPurple RainEncore:1 + 1 + 1 is 3Photos by Bill McAlaine: Load remaining images
Fans of the funk band The Motet will surely be aware of their prized “Mixtape” sets. The tradition started for Halloween performance, where the band would pick a single year and funkify any songs released during that twelve month span. Naturally, festivals wanted in on the Mixtapes, and The Motet weren’t ones to hold back on the jams. Thus, the band brought out a special Mixtape ’77 for the beloved High Sierra Music Festival in Quincy, CA.Performing on Saturday July 2nd, the band opened their set with a crazy version of The Brothers Johnson’s “Brother Man,” before funking into P-Funk’s “Flash Light.” Covers by Johnny Guitar Watson, Cameo, Earth Wind & Fire, The Meters, Thelma Houston, Marvin Gaye, Steely Dan, Parliament, L.T.D., Fela Kuti, Stevie Wonder, Billy Joel and Con Funk Shun all made appearances during this incredible performance.Thanks to the band, we have full audio of this funked out set. Tune in below!You can see the full setlist belowSetlist: The Motet’s Mixtape ’77 at High Sierra Music Festival, Quincy, CA – 7/2/16Set: Brother Man > Flash Light, A Real Mother For Ya, Still Feels Good, Serpentine, Don’t Leave Me This Way, Funkify Your Life, Got To Give It Up, Peg > Bop Gun > (Everytime I Turn Around) Back In Love Again, Expensive Shit, As, JupiterEncore: Movin Out > Ffun
When Phil Lesh was announced on the LOCKN’ lineup, fans were dying to know just who he would play with. Well, the cat is out of the bag, as festival owner Peter Shapiro spoke with Chicago Now and revealed some interesting tidbits about the lineup.Lesh has two sets, one on Saturday August 27th and the other on Sunday, August 28th. The first lineup will feature Phish members Jon Fishman and Page McConnell, as well as Joe Russo and the Infamous Stringdusters. Round two will feature Lesh with The Chris Robinson Brotherhood, along with special guest Gary Clark Jr.LOCKN’ really hit the ball out of the park with this one. LOCKN’ kicks off on Thursday, August 25th. Don’t miss out!Enter To Win A Pair Of VIP Tickets:
Warren Haynes is back on the road with Gov’t Mule and bringing Blackberry Smoke with him, for what they call a “Smokin’ Mule” tour. On Friday, Mule welcomed Charlie Starr and Brandon Still for a 19-minute version of Neil Young’s classic “Cortez The Killer” in Asbury Park. Last night, they hit Boston’s Blue Hills Bank Pavillion and really let the Smoke rise.With plenty of covers in Mule’s set, from The Beatles to the Grateful Dead, Haynes invited Blackberry Smoke’s Paul Jackson, Richard Turner, Charlie Starr, and Brandon Still back out to the stage for a double-man tribute, featuring Neil Young’s “Southern Man” and Lynyrd Skynyrd‘s “Simple Man”.Thanks to YouTube user susea for the close-ups:Southern ManSimple ManWarren Haynes, Gov’t Mule, and Blackberry Smoke are all heading to Peach Music Festival to play their Sunday sets.[H/T JamBase]
Spotify users were stoked when the streaming service came out with a new “Discover Weekly” playlist, specifically tailored to each individual’s preferences and tastes. Every Monday, the Discovery Weekly feature refreshes with thirty new tracks that Spotify’s algorithm has matched for over 40 million users. It’s become an exciting part of the week for Spotify users, and the week just got even more exciting.Spotify has recently released a new feature, “Release Radar”, that refreshes a new playlist every Friday, the day that new music typically comes out. Because the songs have only been live for a matter of hours, Spotify incorporates its user-specific knowledge to decide what you might like – then automatically updates a playlist that’s hyper-personalized to you with all the freshest tracks, so you’ll be first “in-the-know” of the songs you’ll love. This automatic feature, thus far, has proven itself reliable. For our specific account, this week’s tracks includes new music from John Scofield, Gov’t Mule, Dr. John, Atmosphere, Bob Moses, Father John Misty, Poolside, Nik West, Wilco, and TAUK, to name a few. We were thoroughly impressed, and look forward to using this feature more.Spotify is literally holding the future of music in their hands, but they didn’t know it would turn into this. “It was a complete surprise,” Edward Newett, the company’s lead software engineer, tells WIRED about the Disover Weekly feature. “At the time,” he continues, “I don’t think we were super focused on music discovery in that sense.” The Discovery page was already there, and the artist and song radio were solid as they were. “This just fell out of luck, in a way.” Now, they’re making over 100 million user-specific playlists – and they’re doing it right. Adding “New Music Fridays” to the mix is just an A+ move.Thanks, Spotify!
After spending two nights with Greensky Bluegrass at the ExploreAsheville.com Arena in Asheville, NC, the boys of Umphrey’s McGee moved over to the Orange Peel in Asheville, NC for their finale. Keeping up with the old jam scene adage to never miss a Sunday show, Umphrey’s brought out tons of goodies for their fans to enjoy throughout the night.Some of the biggest highlights of the show included the first “Ride On Pony” since 1/31/11 (636 shows) in the first set, as well as a big set closing cover of Led Zeppelin’s “Dancing Days.” Another cover that came in the second set was “Ain’t No Fun (If The Homies Can’t Have None),” as Umphrey’s rocked the Snoop Dogg cover for the first time since 2015.Of course there was plenty of incredible Umphrey’s jamming to go around, with a huge “The Triple Wide -> Mantis,” “Utopian Fir,” and many more! Listen to the full show audio, as taped by NSL.You can check out the full setlist from the show below, as annotated by All Things Umphrey’s, as well as a full photo gallery from Phierce Photo.Setlist: Umphrey’s McGee | The Orange Peel | Asheville, NC | 2/19/17Set 1: North Route > The Linear, Go to Hell, Cut Off > Example 1, Ride On Pony, Night Nurse, Preamble > Mantis -> Dancing DaysSet 2: Attachments, Utopian Fir > Ain’t No Fun (If the Homies Can’t Have None) > Utopian Fir, No Diablo, The Triple Wide -> Mantis, Breaker, Booth LoveEncore: Pay the SnuckaNotes: with Tom Sawyer (Rush) teaselast Ride On Pony 01.31.2011 (636 shows)] Load remaining images
Though it had been many years since they performed together, Prince’s backing band The Revolution recently reunited in honor of The Purple One’s untimely death. Prince put together this lineup during the Purple Rain era, and, though there was clearly strife between its members during Prince’s lifetime, all arguments were swiftly set aside in the interest of honoring Prince. His loss is still felt strongly within the music community.After reuniting, the members decided to continue honoring Prince’s legacy with a full fledged tour across the country. After announcing a handful of dates earlier this year, The Revolution followed it up with a full fledged tour announcement, spanning from April 21st through July 15th. April 21st marks the one year anniversary of Prince’s death, and the band will honor him at Paisley Park to get their tour started.The Revolution is Wendy Melvoin, bassist Brown Mark (Mark Brown), drummer Bobby Z (Robert Rivkin) and keyboardists Matt Fink and Lisa Coleman. See their tour schedule, below.The Revolution Tour DatesApril 21 – Minneapolis, MN @ Celebration 2017 at Paisley ParkApril 23 – Chicago, IL @ MetroApril 24 – Chicago, IL @ MetroApril 27 – Washington, DC @ The Fillmore Silver SpringApril 28 – New York, NY @ B.B. King’sApril 29 – Philadelphia, PA @ Theatre of Living ArtsApril 30 – Philadelphia, PA @ Theatre of Living ArtsMay 3 – New York, NY @ Webster HallMay 4 – Port Chester, NY @ Capitol TheatreMay 12 – Madison, WI @ Barrymore TheatreMay 14 – Indianapolis, IN @ The VogueMay 16 – Cincinnati, OH @ Bogart’sMay 18 – Cleveland, OH @ House of BluesMay 20 – Detroit, MI @ Majestic TheaterMay 21 – Toronto, Ont @ Phoenix TheatreJune 14 – Dallas, TX @ House of BluesJune 15 – Houston, TX @ House of BluesJune 16 – San Antonio, TX @ The Aztec TheaterJune 17 – Austin, TX @ ACL LiveJune 21 – Las Vegas, NV @ Brooklyn BowlJune 22 – San Diego, CA @ House of BluesJune 23 – Los Angeles, CA @ WilternJuly 12 – San Francisco, CA @ The FillmoreJuly 15 – Seattle, WA @ The Showbox