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Bob Weir Joins Joe Russo’s Almost Dead For Acoustic Set At The Fox [Watch]

first_imgJoe Russo’s Almost Dead played their second show in California this weekend at The Fox Theater in Oakland. The band rarely hits the road, but when they do, it’s with specialty. Joe Russo, Dave Dreiwitz, Marco Benevento, Tom Hamilton and Scott Metzger don’t just play Grateful Dead tunes, they reinvent them in a modern, enhanced way. They’ve become giant must-sees in the jam band world, and even guitarist and songwriter Bob Weir is compelled to see what they’re about.As the band went into their acoustic portion of the performance, which has become somewhat of a regular thing since their most recent Brooklyn Bowl run, Weir emerged after the opening “It Must Have Been The Roses” to contribute his guitar playing and vocals on Bob Dylan’s “A Hard Rain’s A-Gonna Fall,” Grateful Dead’s “Black Throated Wind,” Dylan’s “When I Paint My Masterpiece” and Bobby’s “Cassidy.” You can watch “A Hard Rain’s A-Gonna Fall” via Ted Silverman below:This sit-in is especially cool, coming after John Mayer’s appearance back in October where the Dead & Company guitarist played for the entire second set at the Brooklyn Bowl. Joe Russo’s Almost Dead will head to The Fillmore in Philadelphia on November 26 and spend the bulk of December on the road.Joe Russo’s Almost Dead at The Fox Theater in Oakland, CA 11/12/16:Set One: Jam > Good Lovin’ sm > Cumberland Blues th sm jr > (Shakedown Street riff) > Help On The Way th > Jam > The Music Never Stopped sm > He’s Gone th > The Wheel th sm jr > Jack Straw sm thAcoustic Set: It Must Have Been The Roses, A Hard Rain’s A-Gonna Fall bw*, Black Throated Wind bw*, When I Paint My Masterpiece bw*, Cassidy bw *Set Two: King Solomon’s Marbles > Row Jimmy th > Estimated Prophet sm > Uncle John’s Band th sm jr, Bass solo > Eyes Of The World (w/piano solo) th > Throwing Stones sm > Deal jam > Throwing Stones smEncore: One More Saturday Night sm* with Bob Weir on acoustic guitar and vocals[Setlist via Deadheadland]last_img read more

The 1st Anniversary Of Prince’s Death Will Be Honored In A Four-Day Event At Paisley Park

first_imgA four-day event at Prince‘s Paisley Park residence has just been announced, and is set to take place from April 20th-23rd, which also mark’s the first anniversary of the legendary musician’s untimely passing. The festival, dubbed Celebration 2017, will “honor and celebrate the life and legacy of Prince,” and will bring fans, friends, and collaborators together.Listen To The First Song Released From Prince’s Music VaultThe festivities will include “live music, panel discussions and presentations on Prince’s tremendous talent, influence and importance as a composer, musician, producer, live performer and filmmaker” as well as guided tours of Paisley Park. Fans can expect performances from the Revolution, 3rdEyeGirl, New Power Generation, and Morris Day & The Time, among others.General admission passes are $499, while VIP ones are priced at $999. Tickets are currently on sale and can be purchased here.[H/T Consequence of Sound]last_img read more

Trey Anastasio Debuts 5 Solo Acoustic Tunes, Tells Stories Of Russell Wilson & Mike Gordon’s Terrible Driving [Full Video]

first_imgOn Friday night, Trey Anastasio continued his solo acoustic tour in Ithaca, NY, at the State Theatre following Thursday’s tour opener at the Mayo Performing Arts Center in Morristown, NJ. Keeping in line with Thursday’s show as well as the vibe of last year’s intimate acoustic run, Trey offered up a laidback performance, sprinkling in hilarious anecdotes throughout and debuting five new solo acoustic renditions of songs from the Phish and Trey Anastasio Band catalogs: “Rise/Come Together”, “Light”, “Ocelot”, “Sand”, and “Fuego”.Part of the beauty of Trey Anastasio solo sets is that they also function as a way for Trey and fans to connect on a more personal level. The stories he tells in between and during songs are charming and frequently, downright hilarious. During the Ithaca show, Trey told the story of Sweet Pete—a tale about Phish giving away the keys of their early touring vehicle, a Plymouth Voyager, to man in Ithaca named Sweet Pete (“I want it back. You tell Sweet Pete, motherfucker”)—and why Mike Gordon was never allowed to drive when touring (“This guy in front of me was driving 45 miles on the highway and really pissing me off… I pull up next to him, and it’s Mike, and he’s writing in his journal on the steering wheel”).Sweet Pete Story[Video: John Ruffner]Mike Driving Story[Video: tahcofan]“Rise/Come Together”, a newer tune to Trey’s catalog which he debuted last spring in Charlotte with the Trey Anastasio Band, came first, following the set-opening takes on “Prince Caspian”, “NICU”, and “Theme From The Bottom”. Ahead of the start of the debut, while tuning his guitar, Trey launched into a story about an early Phish show at The Haunt in Ithaca when the group “played for the door.” He explained:I think we were getting $250 bucks, and we were so excited we were going to make this much money. Then right at the end of the night, we were loading out, and Mike—he can be… you know, his mind is other places [laughs]—is carrying this box of cords or something like that. They had this big glass door, and he was walking, and with his nose smashed into the door and broke the glass. [laughs] So they told us it was $250 dollars to repair the door. We always think of that as the night we “played for the door”.“Rise Up/Come Together”[Video: TheKamherst]After takes on “Ghost”, “The Wedge”, and “AC/DC Bag”, Trey moved into a gorgeous rendition of “Light”, which saw Trey loop wispy vocals for a fuller, choral effect and a rhythmic background guitar, allowing him to lay into more complex fretwork.“Light”[Video: TheKamherst]Following “Light”, Trey played “The Inlaw Josie Wales”, a classic tune which first made its debut during Trey’s 1999 solo tour, ahead of “Dog Faced Boy” and “Sleep”. Up next, for the debut of “Ocelot”, which was relatively brief at around two-and-a-half minutes, Trey was all smiles. The crowd picked up on this jubilance, singing along and whooping and hollering during the fan favorite.“Ocelot”[Video: tahcofan]A take on Trey’s autobiographical “Summer of ’89” followed “Ocelot”, which made way for “Twist”. To close out his extended set, the Phish guitarist ended the show with the final solo acoustic debuts of the night—a coupling of “Sand” and “Fuego”. The start of “Sand” and its immediately recognizable and catchy hook elicited hoots from the crowd, with Trey giving the tune the proper treatment at nearly six-and-a-half minutes. To close out the frame, Trey ended with “Fuego”, noting before its performance that it’s one of his favorite Phish tunes and hesitantly adding that it might not translate well to the solo acoustic format.“Sand”[Video: TheKamherst]“Fuego”[Video: TheKamherst]For the encore, Trey offered up two crowd favorites: “Carini” and “Wilson”. After walking back on stage, the start of “Carini” received huge applause for the crowd, with the acoustic format of the song downplaying some of the harshness of the tune’s full-band performances. To close out the show in full, during the middle of “Wilson”, Trey paused the number to recall “one of the most awkward phone calls I’ve ever had to make in my life,” elaborating that “it all came rushing back to me” as he was performing. Jokingly, he explained:The Seahawks were in the Super Bowl, and Russell Wilson, you know? They played that song at the beginning of the Super Bowl, and it was his song. He asked me if he could use, and I said, ‘Sure, it’s cool.’ But I had to call him and be like, ‘You know, you didn’t read the book. [laughs] You know, the helping friendly playbook. It is written, handeth thy ball to Marshawn Lynch, and he shall runneth it into the end zone and placeth thy trophy above thy head.’ So I had to call him—it was horrible, just awful—and aggressively, “I gotta take my song back. You can’t have it anymore.” He’s a nice and everything, but I dunno…“Wilson” & Read The Book StoryYou can check out the setlist below. You can also watch Trey’s entire performance in Ithaca on Friday night below, which was captured by gayanastasio and posted by 215 Music.Setlist: Trey Anastasio (Solo Acoustic) | State Theatre | Ithaca, NY | 2/9/2018Set One: Prince Caspian, NICU, Theme From the Bottom, Rise/Come Together [1], Ghost, The Wedge, AC/DC Bag, Light[1], The Inlaw Josie Wales, Dog Faced Boy, Sleep, Ocelot[1], Summer of ’89, Twist, Sand[1], Fuego[1]Encore: Carini, Wilson[1] Trey solo acoustic debut.Trey Anastasio (Solo Acoustic) – State Theatre – Ithaca, NY – 2/9/2018[Video: 215 Music]last_img read more

EXCLUSIVE: Roots Of Creations Shares Gorgeous Solo Acoustic Take On Grateful Dead’s “Standing On The Moon”

first_imgRoots of Creation has been having a huge year thus far, with the band’s new Grateful Dub album making an impressive debut at the #1 spot on the Billboard Reggae Chart. Grateful Dub is a tribute to the iconic band, the Grateful Dead, reimagining songs from the Dead’s beloved catalog with a breezy, feel-good, and reggae-infused twist. The band’s new album was recorded, mixed, and co-produced by Errol Brown, an iconic producer who’s previously worked with Bob Marley, Peter Tosh, and Rebelution. With the project clearly in good hands, Roots of Creation also tapped Stephen Marley, G. Love, Melvin Seals, and more for the chart-topping album.Today, Roots of Creation has shared with us a solo acoustic rendition of Grateful Dub‘s take on “Standing on the Moon”. For this solo version, Roots of Creation frontman, Brett Wilson, offers a soulful take on the classic off of 1989’s Built To Last. As he shared with Live For Live Music,“Standing on the Moon” holds a special place in my heart. I always have to choke back tears when I perform it. If I close my eyes when I belt it out, I always envision Jerry Garcia standing on the moon looking down at humanity and smiling. If you look close at the album cover, you might find him doing just that. I hope you enjoy this rare glimpse into the recording process recorded straight from my iPhone to your eyes.Wilson continued,At a couple points during the ten to twelve-plus hour days, we hit some brick walls, and there were three songs that almost didn’t make the album. This was one. It just wasn’t working with the full band. We almost just put this as a raw solo acoustic version (that you hear in the video). Once Errol Brown told us the story of when he recorded Bob Marley’s “Redemption Song”, he was having the same issue, we were immediately inspired! We brainstormed and experimented with just having the band come in at the end. Melvin’s trademark soulful organ combined with Tal’s synth layers added a spacey element with the organic acoustic guitar and vocals that were cut at the same time in one take—old-school style!Live for Live Music is proud to premiere this special behind-the-scene solo acoustic recording of the Grateful Dead’s “Standing on the Moon” by Brett Wilson below. As Roots of Creation’s manager, Jon Phillips of Silverback Music, noted, the song is “a classic Grateful Dead-Jerry Garcia composition with deeply sentimental lyrics and classic Jerry guitar stylings. Brett Wilson elegantly reproduces the song on Grateful Dub with a penchant for the nostalgic past but updates it with a unique modern soul, vocally and guitar-wise.” If you’d like to compare this solo acoustic rendition with the full-band product that Roots of Creation released on Grateful Dub, you can stream their new album in its entirety, including the final version of “Standing on the Moon”, below.“Standing on the Moon” (solo acoustic, unreleased)Roots of Creation – Grateful Dub: A Reggae-Infused Tribute to the Grateful DeadFor more information on Roots of Creation, head over to their website here. You can also check out a full list of their upcoming tour dates below or on their website.Roots Of Creation Upcoming Tour Dates4/18: Chicago, IL | Reggie’s Rock Club4/19: Indianapolis, IN | The Hi-Fi – Indianapolis4/20: Ferndale, MI | The Parliament Room (Otus Supply)4/24: Salt Lake City, UT | Reggae Rise Up presents @ Elevate4/25: Las Vegas, NV | Beauty Bar4/26: Phoenix, AZ | Valley Bar4/27: San Diego, CA | Winston’s4/28 – 4/29: San Bernardino, CA | Kaya Festival w/ The Marley Brothers: Stephen Marley, Ziggy Marley, Damian Marley, Julian Marley, Kymani Marley + Toots and the Maytals, Inner Circle, Third World, Indubious & more!4/30: Mill Valley, CA | Sweetwater Music Hall5/2: Bend, OR | Volcanic Theatre w/ Ethan Tucker Band5/3: Seattle, WA | Nectar Lounge w/ Ethan Tucker Band5/4: Portland, OR | Star Theatre w/ Ethan Tucker Band5/5: Boise, ID | The Reef5/6: Monroe, UT | Mystic Hot Springs5/8: Denver, CO | Cervantes5/9: Fort Collins, CO | Hodi’s Half Note5/10: Lawrence, KS | Granada Theatre5/12: Cleveland, OH | Beachland Tavern6/15 – 6/18: Russell, MA | Ziontific6/22 – 6/24: Starks, ME | Harry’s Hoedown | RoC Headlines7/20 – 7/22: | Bath, NH | Jerry JamRoC Grateful Dub set w/s/g Melvin Seals & Zach Nugent of JGB8/9: NYC | “RoC-steady Reggae Cruise”Presented by Raised Fist Propaganda & Rocks off w/ Suburban Sensi + The Recip38/3 – 8/5: Loveland, CO | ARISE Music Festival w/ Slightly Stoopid, Thievery Corporation, Trevor Hall, Pepper, Living Legends, OTT., Dumpstapunk, Ethan Tucker, & more!8/11: Champlain, NY | North Country River Jam w/ Spiritual Rez + The ElovatersView All Tour Dateslast_img read more

A really cool treat

first_imgHarvard helped members of its administrative team beat the summer heat and get into the Olympic spirit on Friday with an ice cream social that featured tasty treats and two TV screens showing the Olympic Games in London.Sponsored by Harvard’s Office of the Executive Vice President, the afternoon get-together in Tercentenary Theatre was one in a series of events that aims to bring together colleagues from different Schools and departments. Last fall, the office organized a “giving thanks” event that encouraged employees to write notes of gratitude to their co-workers. In December, the office held a “winter warm-up” breakfast in Holyoke Center, with bagels, coffee, and hot chocolate.The events invite members of the Harvard community to take a break from their daily routines and connect with colleagues they might not normally see.“Today, we are taking advantage of the excitement of the Olympics and hosting an ice cream social as a way to say ‘thank you’ for the extraordinary work that our staff does every day, ” said Harvard Executive Vice President Katie Lapp.Taking a break from his duties as associate director for custodial and support services, Jason Luke enjoyed a cone and caught up with friends and colleagues.“Hot summer day, end of the week, free ice cream: What could be better?” he said. “I like just running into people — people you maybe don’t see or get a chance to chitchat with on a regular basis, since you are always working. … That’s the best part.”Volleyball, swimming, and gymnastics topped Luke’s list of favorite Olympic events to watch. The U.S. women’s gymnastics team was also a big hit with artist Jerrie Lyndon, who during the social created a chalk drawing that depicted members of the team and the iconic Olympic rings on a walkway adjacent to Memorial Church.“I was impressed with our team and how they did,” said Lyndon of the gold medal-winning squad that was dubbed the ‘Fab Five.’  “I know this is just temporary, but I wanted to make a tribute to them.”Attendees were treated to a selection of ice cream flavors from Ben & Jerry’s, cups of Richie’s Italian Ice in mango, lemon, and watermelon, and a playlist of songs from the Olympics opening ceremonies.last_img read more

Row, row, row your shells

first_imgThe Harvard men’s and Radcliffe women’s rowing crews will be out in full force during this year’s Head of the Charles Regatta, taking place Oct. 20-21 along the Charles River.The men’s heavyweight crew is already on a roll this year, opening the season by dominating the Head of the Oklahoma regatta on Sept. 29, where the crew bested 2012 Olympians. Coached by Harry Parker, the heavyweight crew last year won the Championship Eight event at the Head of the Charles in a feat that hadn’t been pulled off by Harvard in 34 years.The Crimson men’s lightweight crew finished second to the U.S. rowing team in the eights event at last year’s event, while the Radcliffe women’s heavyweight crew also finished in second place, with the Radcliffe lightweight crew placing third.For more information, visit gocrimson.com.This year’s Head of the Charles is expected to attract 9,000 rowers from around the world and 300,000 spectators.last_img read more

Closing Time! Last Chance to Catch These 5 Phenomenal Broadway Shows

first_img Bullets Over Broadway Closing August 24 at the St. James Theatre If you haven’t seen Nick Cordero and those tapping gangsters dance like nobody’s business, it’s time to bite the bullet. Directed by Susan Stroman and featuring a book by original screenwriter Woody Allen, this musical sadly didn’t get much Tony love, but it does have tigers and hot dogs and divas, oh my, plus a score of toe-tapping ’20s hits. Click for tickets! Every time we say goodbye, we die, cry and wonder why a little. Why do these shows have to close? But alas, all good things must come to an end, and it’s time to say farewell to a few of our Broadway and off-Broadway favorites. You only have a few more weeks to catch Newsies, Bullets Over Broadway, Violet, Rocky and Neil Patrick Harris in Hedwig and the Angry Inch before they say sayonara to the Big Apple. Neil Patrick Harris in Hedwig Through August 17 at the Belasco Theatre Hedwig and the Angry Inch is not closing, we repeat, the musical is not closing, and we’re sure Andrew Rannells is going to be terrific. However, Tony-winning headliner Neil Patrick Harris is concluding his tour de force performance, and this is definitely worth noting. If you can snag this hot ticket, you’ve got a decent chance NPH will lick you, kiss you or spit at you. Have fun… Click for tickets! Rocky Closing August 17 at the Winter Garden Theatre Rocky might have come up short for a Best Musical nomination at the Tony Awards this season, but it’s the only show in town where the audience cheers for hunks of meat (well, except Naked Boys Singing). There’s also powerhouse performances by Andy Karl, Margo Seibert and Terence Archie, and a boxing arena transformation you have to see to believe. Click for tickets! Violet Closing August 10 at the American Airlines Theatre Grab your suitcase and your bus ticket, because it’s time to take one last road trip with Sutton Foster before Violet rides into the sunset. The Tony-nominated musical boasts a gorgeous score by Jeanine Tesori and a book and lyrics by Brian Crawley. Bonus: Josh Henry and Colin Donnell in uniform. Click for tickets! Newsies Closing August 24 at the Nederlander Theatre After carrying the banner over 1,000 times on Broadway, the hit Disney musical Newsies will finally stop selling papes. We know, we’re crying too. But the good news is, you still have three weeks left to see Corey Cott and those adorable newsboys pirouetting, climbing on shiny scaffolding and overall seize-the-day-ing. Click for tickets! View Commentslast_img read more

Bulldog Spirit

first_imgLew Hunnicutt hit the ground running 11 months ago when he was named the new assistant provost and campus director of the University of Georgia Griffin Campus. One of his top priorities is to clear up the misconception that the campus is not really a part of UGA.“We ARE the University of Georgia. We just happen to be located in Griffin,” said Hunnicutt.On one of his first visits to Athens, Hunnicutt noticed the plethora of fiberglass Uga bulldog mascots located around town. He quickly learned that the statues were originally part of a fundraiser for charities led by the Athens-Oconee Junior Women’s Club. More than 35 larger-than-life “Dawgs” adorned the downtown corridor of the Classic City for 10 years before being auctioned off to benefit AIDS research.Hunnicutt quickly set in motion plans for the Griffin Campus to have its first Uga Bulldog mascot statue. The statue came painted solid white, but Greg Huber, training coordinator in the UGA Center for Urban Agriculture, donated his time to transform it into a traditionally painted Uga. Southern Crescent Technical College Automotive Collision Instructor Robert Hagen assisted with the first Bulldog statue by adding the final touch — automotive clear coating to help Uga survive the outdoors. “It was great to see how the Southern Crescent students reacted to the statue,” Huber said. “They all gathered around and took each other’s pictures with it. It was already doing its job.”This first statue, which now rests in the quad behind the Flynt Building, will serve as the campus mascot. The statue is located in an area Hunnicutt calls “the hub” of the campus — beside the future Mule Barn Café, facing the Student Learning Center (SLC).“I am deeply appreciative of Greg Huber’s vision and talent for bringing Uga to life. Greg’s work will sit proudly on the quad for many years to come and will be a great source of pride for all of us,” Hunnicutt said. “Much thanks goes to Southern Crescent Technical School for the seal coat job. Their work will make sure Uga shines for years to come. It would be awesome to see Ugas and Southern Crescent Tigers together downtown on every corner.”Hunnicutt would like to see many additional Bulldog statues around campus and in and around Griffin and Spalding County.“My focus is to take the campus out into the community and what better way to do that,” he said. “I can see one wearing glasses or something scholarly by the SLC and one with a graduation cap by the Woodroof Pavilion where we hold graduation and one at the UGA Research and Education Garden. My pie-in-the-sky goal is to have one at every building on campus in the not too distant future.”In addition to the Uga statue, Ryan Hodgson, head of the UGA Griffin Campus grounds crew, and his team have brought the UGA “G” back to life on the western edge of the main campus facing the expressway. Hodgson’s team completely redesigned the close to 2,000 square foot “G” and made it structurally sound with brick chips as the final touch.The lawn logo was originally the brainchild of Christopher Brannon, former UGA Griffin Campus groundskeeper, some 15 years ago. At that time, the “G” was painted white with lawn paint, which is expensive and must be frequently freshened up. It was later painted red.“The super “G” is back, and while it is not red, it does bring back the spirit of the super “G” and matches the rest of our campus structures with its brick chip filling. It’s a better “G” than it’s ever been because Ryan has painstakingly planned it out. The turf paint just isn’t feasible because painting grass is never permanent,” Hunnicutt said.For more information about the UGA Griffin Campus and its programs, go to www.griffin.uga.edu.last_img read more

For Investors, a ‘Tipping Point’ Toward Renewables as Wind-Turbine Momentum Grows

first_imgFor Investors, a ‘Tipping Point’ Toward Renewables as Wind-Turbine Momentum Grows FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailPrint分享Bloomberg News:The cost of renewables is plunging faster than forecasters anticipated just a few years ago as as technologies like gigantic wind turbines arrive on the market.That’s the conclusion of Bloomberg New Energy Finance, whose founder Michael Liebreich estimated that clean energy will reap 86 percent of the $10.2 trillion likely to be invested in power generation by 2040.In a presentation to the research group’s conference in London on Tuesday, Liebreich said technology that’s slashing the costs of wind and solar farms makes it inevitable that clean energy will become more economical than fossil fuels for utilities in many places. The most visible advance is in the scale of wind turbines.When it started collecting data in earnest in 2004, BNEF already could see a trend toward bigger machines in the wind industry that deliver more spark to the grid. The scale of those turbines will grow with models planned by Siemens AG and Vestas Wind Systems A/S that already are delivering ones with wing spans bigger than the Airbus A380 double-decker jetliner.The promise of bigger machines early in the next decade prompted developers of offshore wind farms in Germany to promise electricity without subsidy on their next projects.The same process of producing more electricity for a lower cost is making photovoltaics cheaper. Liebreich predicted two “tipping points” where the cost of renewables will make power generation fueled by natural gas and coal increasingly unattractive.“The first is when new wind and solar become cheaper than anything else,” Liebreich said. Japan by 2025 it will be cheaper to build a new PV plant than a coal-fired power generator. That milestone will be passed in India for wind power by 2030.“At that point, anything you have to retire is likely to be replaced by wind and solar,” Liebreich said. “That tipping point is either here or almost here everywhere in the world.”The second tipping point, a little further off, is when it’s more costly to operate existing coal and gas plants than to take power from wind and solar. That point may arrive in the middle of the next decade in both Germany and China.The economics of wind and solar are becoming compelling enough that it’s unlikely coal be able to hold onto its dominant position in the global power mix no matter what incentives President Donald Trump implements in the U.S.“This is going to happen,” Liebreich said. “Coal is declining in the U.S. Nobody is going to make coal great again.”More: Clean Energy Is Approaching a Tipping Pointlast_img read more

New chief List axes 90 at Chesterton

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