Bonnie Raitt Is Extending Her Fall Tour With The California Honeydrops

first_imgThe blues legend herself, vocalist and guitarist Bonnie Raitt, recently announced fourteen new fall dates in support of her newest studio album, Dig In Deep. Currently on tour together, she’s bringing The California Honeydrops as opening support again.The tour will be visiting Phoenix on October 14, and swoop through Albuquerque, Tulsa, Kansas City, St. Augustine, Fort Lauderdale, Clearwater, and Austin with tickets going on sale on April 29 to the general public, and April 26 for a fan pre-sale. They’ll also be stopping in Memphis, Atlanta, Knoxville, and Charleston, with tickets going on sale May 13 to the general public and May 10 for a fan pre-sale. Pre-sale tickets for Birmingham and New Orleans will be released on May 27, with general tickets available on May 20. More information on Bonnie Raitt’s website.Together, Bonnie Raitt and The California Honeydrops sound like a recipe for an unforgettable evening of music. If you aren’t already familiar, check out the rhythm and blues jam band below:Bonnie Raitt w/ The California Honeydrops Fall Tour:October 14 – Phoenix, AZ @ Celebrity TheatreOctober 15 – Albuquerque, NM @ Kiva AuditoriumOctober 18 – Tulsa, OK @ Brady TheaterOctober 19 – Kansas City, MO @ Arvest Bank Theatre at The MidlandOctober 21 – Memphis, TN @ Orpheum TheatreOctober 22 – Atlanta, GA @ Fox TheatreOctober 25 – Knoxville, TN @ Tennessee TheatreOctober 28 – North Charleston, SC @ North Charleston Performing Arts CenterOctober 29 – St. Augustine, FL @ St. Augustine AmphitheatreNovember 1 – Ft. Lauderdale, FL @ Broward Center for the Performing ArtsNovember 2 – Clearwater, FL @ Ruth Eckerd HallNovember 4 – Birmingham, AL @ BJCCNovember 5 – New Orleans, LA @ Saenger TheatreNovember 8 – Austin, TX @ ACL Live at The Moody Theater[H/T JamBase]last_img read more

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Bob Weir Talks John Mayer, Trey Anastasio & Jerry Garcia In New Dead & Company Interview

first_imgBeloved Grateful Dead guitarist Bob Weir gave an extensive interview with Rolling Stone that was published today, touching on all things Dead & Company for the conversation. The interview goes into mostly familiar territory, with Weir talking about his relationship with John Mayer, his plans for Dead & Company, a possible studio album and more.In many of the Dead & Company posts that we’ve made, fans have quickly jumped in to debate “Trey Anastasio vs. John Mayer.” Anastasio famously played with the “Core Four” surviving Grateful Dead members, and three of them – Weir, Bill Kreutzmann and Mickey Hart – remain with the touring band of Dead & Company.In the new interview, Weir compares the styles of both, with nothing but superlatives for each musician.“I was doing preliminary get-togethers with Trey, kicking around the material. Trey is also a monster musician. If I had to make a broad categorization, John is a classicist by nature. Trey is more of an iconoclast. They’re both explorers, someone who’s happy to break tradition. Juxtaposing Trey’s take on the material with the insights John brings got me looking at all of the songs afresh.I look forward to playing with Trey again, any old time. But I am really eager to get back out with John-boy and chase the music around, get to know each other. When that dream came to me, it was at about that point that I started to realize that I was feeling comfortable with knowing that John had moved, musically speaking – being able to intuit the songs. We were feeling each other out on a new level, several bars down the road.”Weir also spoke about Dead & Company’s future by means of a premonition he once had on stage. “Suddenly I was 20 feet behind my own head, looking at this and kind of happy with the way the song was shaping up. I started looking around, and it was 20 years later. John’s hair had turned gray. Oteil’s had turned white. I looked back at the drummers, and it was a couple of new guys. I looked back at myself, the back of my head, and it was a new guy. It changed my entire perception of what it is we’re up to.”He mentions Mayer’s specific contributions and how he’s a perfect fit for Dead & Company:“First off, he gets what we’re up to. And he loves the idea. It appeals to his sense of fun and adventure. Then he brings his musical personality – all of the stuff he’s looked into. And he’s deep. He’s a monster musician, a studied musician. He knows the various ideas from which we draw. Or he’s eager to study them if he’s light in that area.That’s the way we’ve been operating all along. Pigpen was heavy into blues. Jerry and I were good with the country stuff. Phil was good with modern classical music. On it goes.”And Weir wraps up the interview by talking about the influence of Jerry Garcia on the music.“Since Jerry checked out, he hasn’t departed in the least. I can still hear him crackling away somewhere behind me, above and off to the left, if you will. I can hear the crackle of his harmonic content, where he would live in a song. And I relate to that like I always did: ‘I’m going to take it here, then I’m going to take it that way.’ But that gets fed through what somebody else is doing now. And it’s wonderful to see these songs reinvigorated – regenerated with new life.You can read more about this here. Dead & Company tour beings on June 10th in Charlotte, NC.last_img read more

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Grahame Lesh’s Midnight North Releases Free Live Album From Terrapin Crossroads

first_imgAmericana group Midnight North are fan favorites at the Terrapin Crossroads venue, and for good reason. The group continues to entice with great original music capturing the spirit of the folk genre. While catching them live is the best way to experience their magic, the band has offered up the next best thing: Live At Terrapin Crossroads.The new live album features 11 tracks culled from Midnight North’s best performances at TXR. Those tracks feature a great mixture between original music with a handful of Grateful Dead covers, as well as one unreleased track called “Roamin’.” Featuring Grahame Lesh (son of Phil Lesh), Elliott Peck, Alex Jordan, Connor Croonn and Alex Koford, Midnight North is only getting bigger and better as they continue to play!The album is available via Bandcamp, with a name your price download. You can also stream it below!<a href=”http://midnightnorth.bandcamp.com/album/live-at-terrapin-crossroads”>Live at Terrapin Crossroads by Midnight North</a>last_img read more

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Dave Matthews, Santana & More To Perform At Inaugural ‘Many Rivers To Cross’ Festival

first_imgA brand new music festival is coming to the Atlanta area. Created by Harry Belafonte’s non-profit organization Sankofa.org, the new music and arts festival will adopt a theme of human rights to create a meaningful dialogue. Dubbed Many Rivers To Cross, a number of talented performers will join forces from October 1-2 in Chattahoochee Hills, Georgia.The lineup announcement from Billboard showcases a number of top-tier artists for the two-day event, including Dave Matthews, Santana, Common, John Legend, Public Enemy and Estelle. There will also be sets from comedian Chris Rock, actor/activist Jesse Williams, actor Danny Glover, civil rights advocate/author Michelle Alexander and Dr. Cornel West. Between the great music and inspirational speakers, this festival is sure to be a great and thought-provoking experience.Tickets for the festival will go on sale on July 29th, and more information can be found here.last_img read more

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Backwoods Festival Releases Daily Lineups And Schedule

first_imgReturning to Stroud, OK, the annual Backwoods Music Festival is looking better than ever! With headlining sets from NERO, moe., Big Gigantic, Nahko and Medicine for the People, not to mention a great full length lineup, there’s no shortage of great times ahead.Today, the festival has revealed their full schedule, putting out a number of great performances for the weekend. Taking place from September 2-4, with a Thursday pre-party scheduled for the 1st, we can’t wait for Backwoods!You can see the full schedule posted below, and head here for tickets and more information.last_img

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Watch Susan Tedeschi Guest With The Derek Trucks Band On CBS In 2002

first_imgBack in 2002, the Derek Trucks / Susan Tedeschi union was still blossoming. The pair met in 1999, when a young Derek Trucks had just joined the Allman Brothers as their new slide guitarist, and a young Susan Tedeschi was plucked out of her cozy New England confines to play the role of opening act. The young pair quickly fell for each other, and by 2001 they were married. In March of 2002, the pair had their first child, Charlie, and Susan took several months off from performing as the new family adjusted to a new chapter in their lives.Fast-forward eight months, and Tedeschi was ready to hit the road again. Both Susan and Derek had new albums coming out–Wait For Me by Tedeschi and Joyful Noise by Derek Trucks Band–and the musical family were excited to get back in the swing of things. With that in mind, the two joined forces for an appearance on CBS’ Second Cup Café. The duo plus their band (which included a young Kofi Burbridge and a young Mike Mattison) gave a brief interview, with Derek and Susan talking about what they like about each other’s musical talents while discussing some of their own influences.The pair worked through two songs during the appearance: Tedeschi’s version of Paul Pena‘s “Gonna Move” and “Joyful Noise” by Derek Trucks Band. Both songs are awesome, and showcase the true power of both Trucks and Tedeschi. When watching this video, it’s crystal clear why this loving family eventually decided to join forces and turn themselves into one big band as the Tedeschi Trucks BandWatch the young Derek Trucks Band with Susan Tedeschi perform on CBS’ Second Cup Café below.last_img read more

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Beck, Ben Harper, John Butler Trio, & More to Perform Ride Festival

first_imgThe 6th annual RIDE Festival has revealed its 2017 summer lineup. Set for July 8 & 9 in the beautiful town park of Telluride, Colorado, the headlining talent will include Beck, Ben Harper & The Innocent Criminals, and The John Butler Trio. There will also be exciting performances from The Temperance Movement, Rival Sons, Kaleo, Jackie Greene, Rose Hill Drive, BIG Something, The Marcus Kind Band, and many more.The red-lit mountains of Telluride provide an incomparable concert field experience, paired with an open-armed welcoming town, any event at the Telluride Town Park is worthy of “Bucket List” status. To purchase tickets, head to the festival’s website.last_img

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Thom Yorke To Make His Scoring Debut With The Horror Film, ‘Suspiria’

first_imgThom Yorke of Radiohead has just been tapped to compose the score for the remake of the cult-classic horror film, Suspiria. This new remake, which is currently in post-production, is directed by Luca Guadagnino, and stars Tilda Swinton, Dakota Johnson, Mia Goth, and Chloë Grace Moretz. Suspira is about a young American woman who travels to Berlin in 1977 to join an internationally renowned dance company, and quickly finds that there might be something insidious to the mysterious disappearances of other members of the troupe.Radiohead To Release 20th Anniversary Issue Of ‘OK Computer’ Dubbed ‘OKNOTOK’The film will be Thom Yorke’s debut composing a movie score. The director of the Suspiria remake, Luca Guadagnino noted that it was “a dream come true” to have Thom Yorke accept their offer and that their goal is “to make a move that will be a disturbing and transforming experience: for this ambition, we could not find a better partner than Thom.”last_img read more

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Eminem Stopped By A Detroit Pop-Up Called “Mom’s Spaghetti” Over The Weekend

first_imgOn December 15th, Eminem dropped his latest album Revival, marking the rapper’s ninth studio album. While the reviews have been mixed (though quite frankly, leaning mostly negative), Eminem still knows how to rally his fan base. Over the weekend, in his hometown of Detroit, Michigan, a pop-up restaurant called Mom’s Spaghetti appeared at music venue The Shelter, and Eminem surprised fans by showing up and hanging out with his fans.Stephen Colbert Interviewed Eminem On Michigan Public Access TV And It Was HystericalObviously, the name of the pop-up restaurant, “Mom’s Spaghetti,” is drawn from the iconic line of his 2002 single, “Lose Yourself” from his movie 8 Mile. Mom’s Spaghetti offered up a variety of spaghetti-based dishes, including, as told by NME, spaghetti sandwiches and more classic dishes like spaghetti with meatballs. In promotion of his latest album, the pop-up also sold Revival as well limited-edition merchandise.Watch Late-Night Hosts Stephen Colbert, Jimmy Fallon, & More Parody Eminem’s BET Trump DissDuring the pop-up, Eminem stopped by, making time to sign the new album and turning the pop-up shop into a surprise meet-and-greet. You can check out some photos from the event via Instagram below. [H/T NME; Photo: detroitcydi]last_img read more

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Soulive Announces New EP, Releases First New Song In Six Years [Listen]

first_imgSoulive will release their first collection of new music in six years when their long-awaited EP Cinematics, Vol. 1 drops on February 23 via Soulive Music. However, today the jazz-funk trio is offering fans an early taste of the record today with the single, “Kings March”.Accompanied by a music video that finds the guitarist Eric Krasno, drummer Alan Evans, and keyboardist Neal Evans in the studio, the laid-back “Kings March” marks the first release from the forthcoming Cinematics, Vol. 1. The EP takes its name from its five tracks’ cinematic quality, and the band’s press release even offers some thoughts on the types of films that might be complemented each song (“Kings March”, for instance, could work with a vintage spy thriller).“A cinematic piece of music creates a mood. Film composers like Jerry Goldsmith, David Axelrod, Ennio Morricone and Melvin Van Peebles were all influential in the concept for ‘Cinematics,’” Krasno says. “The idea is to use soundscape and melodic interplay to enhance the feeling and sentiment of a visual and to amplify the emotion that it’s relating.”“Kings March”Recorded late last year at Alan Evans’ Iron Wax studio in Western Massachusetts, Cinematic, Vol. 1 is the first release of a planned series of “Cinematics” EPs. That means fans can expect plenty of new music from Solve in the foreseeable future.“One of the advantages of putting out music in 2018 is that we can do it quickly and on our own schedule,” Krasno says. “We made this record top to bottom in two days and put it out about a month later, while it’s still fresh from being created.”“We didn’t have to talk about anything,” Alan says. “It all unfolded as we were working on it; one song influences the direction of the next, and soon you find yourself going down this path. We want this music to take people on a little journey.”Despite the forthcoming release, Soulive hasn’t announced any new tour dates. As of press time, the band is scheduled to perform at the Ardmore Music Hall outside of Philadelphia on March 2nd and 3rd before heading to London for a show at The Jazz Cafe on March 6th.[Photo: Andrew Scott Blackstein]last_img read more

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