The Baltimore-born Animal Collective released a new track last week in anticipation of the release of their newest EP, The Painters, which is due out on Friday. The song is a cover of the 1967 Motown classic, “Jimmy Mack,” originally by Martha and the Vandellas. The original song captures the quintessential sound of that era, with the buttery female harmonies and feel-good sound. Animal Collective’s take on the classic still captures the upbeat nature of the original, while putting their signature twist on the sound.Animal Collective’s take on the classic still captures the upbeat nature of the original, while putting their signature twist on the sound. The trio has played their take on “Jimmy Mack” frequently in live performances, but this swirling studio take is brand new. You can compare Martha and the Vandellas’ “Jimmy Mack” with Animal Collective’s newly released cover below.Animal Collective’s Newly Released “Jimmy Mack”Martha And the Vandella’s “Jimmy Mack”[H/T Rolling Stone]
JamGrass TV just debuted a new pro-shot video of Yonder Mountain String Band’s performance at the 2016 Northwest String Summit. In the twelve-minute video, banjo extraordinaire Danny Barnes joins up with the jamgrass act for his songs “Get It While You Can” and “Going Where They Do Not Know My Name.” Last summer, Yonder Mountain performed three times across Northwest String Summit, welcoming other friends such as Andy Hall, Tim Carbone, Anders Beck, Andy Thorn, Jon Stickley, and others during their Friday and Saturday performance.The 15th Annual Northwest String Summit Provided Music And Magic For AllThe collaboration captured in the video fell on the final day of the festival, July 17th, and was the first special guest to help Yonder Mountain with their final set of the weekend. Following Barnes’ sit-in, Nicky Sanders immediately came out to join the band during an “On The Run” sandwich housing the number “Black Sheep,” and later, Keller Williams came out for “Kentucky Mandolin.” To end Yonder’s set, the legendary Larry Keel took the stage for the final three songs of their set—”All The Time” through “Pockets” back into “All The Time”—and their cover-heavy encore of Lou Reed’s “Walk On The Wild Side” and Neutral Milk Hotel’s “Holland 1945.”Check out Danny Barnes’ Northwest String Summit sit-in with Yonder Mountain last summer, courtesy of JamGrass TV. Yonder Mountain String Band will be returning to the Northwest String Summit this summer, running from July 13th to 16th, and again are scheduled to perform three sets across the weekend. They will be joined by Greensky Bluegrass, Del McCoury Band, JJ Grey & Mofro, Elephant Revival, Fruition, Todd Snider & Great American Taxi, and Turkuaz to name a few other acts with whom they share the bill.Setlist: Yonder Mountain String Band | Northwest String Summit (Horning’s Hideout) | North Plains, OR | 7/17/16 (courtesy of Relix)Set: Only A Northern Song, New Dusty Miller, Alison, Train Bound For Gloryland > You’re No Good, Get It While You Can*, Going Where They Do Not Know My Name*, On The Run*^ > Black Sheep*^ > On The Run*^, Adam New Song, Dancing In The Moonlight, Travelin Prayer, For What It’s Worth, Kentucky Mandolin+#, All The Time# > Pockets# > All The Time#Encore: Walk On the Wild Side#, Holland 1945#Notes: *w/ Danny Barnes^w/ Nicky Sanders+w/ Keller Williams #w/ Larry Keel
Coming off the release of his widely-acclaimed new album DAMN., Kendrick Lamar has announced a full-blown North American tour, set to begin in July and run through the beginning of September. Lamar previously announced 17 dates, that included stops in Phoenix, Dallas, Houston, Atlanta, Philadelphia, Brooklyn, Washington, Boston, Toronto, Detroit, Chicago, Denver, Seattle, Vancouver, Oakland, and Las Vegas, and Los Angeles, with both Travis Scott and D.R.A.M. billed as opening support.Today, the west coast rapper and hip-hop phenomenon has announced a new batch of dates, including shows in Anaheim, Chicago, Toronto, Charlotte, Nashville, and Miami with both D.R.A.M. and YG billed as opening support.DAMN. comes after his 14-track To Pimp A Butterfly, which won a Grammy Award for best album in 2015, and last year’s surprise untitled unmastered. His raw talent continues to shine in this new 14-track LP, which features collaborations with Rihanna, U2, and LA-based Zacari. Additionally, James Black, BadBadNotGood, and The Alchemist have all received credits, with production credits to Mike WiLL Made It on a number of tracks. Listen to the album here.See below for the full tour schedule, and head to Kendrick Lamar’s official website for more information.Kendrick Lamar 2017 Tour Dates:07/06 – Quebec City, QC @ Festival d’été de Québec07/12 – Phoenix, AZ @ Gila River Arena %07/14 – Dallas, TX @ American Airlines Center %07/15 – Houston, TX @ Toyota Center %07/17 – Atlanta, GA @ Infitinite Energy Arena %07/19 – Philadelphia, PA @ Wells Fargo Center %07/20 – Brooklyn, NY @ Barclays Center %07/21 – Washington, DC @ Verizon Center %07/22 – Boston, MA @ TD Garden %07/25 – Toronto, ON @ Air Canada Centre %07/26 – Aurburn Hills, MI @ The Palace of Aurburn Hills %07/27 – Chicago, IL @ United Center %07/29 – Denver, CO @ Pepsi Center %08/01 – Seattle, WA @ Tacoma Dome %08/02 – Vancouver, BC @ Rogers Arena %08/04 – Oakland, CA @ Oracle Arena %08/05 – Las Vegas, NV @ T-Mobile Arena %08/06 – Los Angeles, CA @ Staples Center %08/11 – Anaheim, CA @ Honda Center #08/12 – San Jose, CA @ SAP Center #08/13 – Sacramento, CA @ Golden 1 Center #08/16 – Kansas City, MO @ Sprint Center #08/18 – Lincoln, NE @ Pinnacle Bank Arena #08/19 – St. Paul, MN @ Xcel Energy Center #08/20 – Chicago, IL @ United Center #08/22 – Columbus, OH @ Schottenstein Center #08/23 – Toronto, ON @ Air Canada Centre #08/24 – Montreal, QC @ Bell Centre #08/25 – Newark, NJ @ Prudential Center #08/29 – Charlotte, NC @ Spectrum Center #08/30 – Nashville, TN @ Bridgestone Arena #09/01 – Tampa, FL @ Amalie Arena #09/02 – Miami, FL @ American Airlines Arena #% = w/ Travis Scott and D.R.A.M.# = w/ YG and D.R.A.M.
Gov’t Mule is currently celebrating their Revolution Come…Revolution Go release, the band’s 10th studio album. Warren Haynes, Matt Abts, Danny Louis, and Jorgen Carlsson are deep into their supporting tour, with an exciting television performance slated for Wednesday, September 13, on Conan O’Brien Presents: Team Coco Wednesday. Steeped in the roots and mystique of rock, blues, soul, jazz and country, Revolution Come… Revolution Go enriches Gov’t Mule’s distinguished legacy with cleverly-crafted songs, intelligent and timely lyrical commentary, and downright incendiary playing, while the depth and breadth of the band’s stunning songwriting is displayed with full force.Revolutions Come And Revolutions Go, But Warren Haynes Is Here To Stay [Interview/Album Stream]With the political climate in a current state of uncertainty, Gov’t Mule uses their music to express frustration, understanding, and spread the reminder that we are all in this together. The studio time was spent wisely, using the spotlights to provide messages of unity. While there are some political observations on Revolution Come… Revolution Go, there are also introspective ruminations on life and love.Don’t miss Gov’t Mule on Conan, Wednesday, September 13.
L4LM: Do you play music for the kids in your class often? If so, what do you listen to?MD: I play music every day in my classroom. I have SiriusXM radio in my classroom, so we get to listen to lots of genres of music. We especially love Jam_On and the Grateful Dead channels.L4LM: How did you get in contact with Twiddle?MD: I have become friends with Ryan Dempsey, the keyboardist, over the past few years. We just connected personally, and I asked him if he thought the band would let me do it.L4LM: What was the band’s initial response to your idea?MD: Ryan loved the idea, and he brought it to the band. Initially, I first asked last year, and they couldn’t make it happen. This year, when they announced the two-night run, I figured I would hit them up again. And they said yes!L4LM: Was it difficult getting permission from the school to do this?MD: It wasn’t a school-sanctioned field trip. This was on the weekend on my own time. I did tell them about it, and they thought it was great!L4LM: You did this on your own time? That shows a level of love and commitment that is insanely impressive. What drives you to go the extra mile like this?MD: I just feel so connected to the music when I go to live shows. Especially with bands like moe. who I have been friends with since the 90’s. I guess that personal connection to the music has always been super special for me, and I wanted to share a little bit of that with my students. Not only are we seeing the behind-the-scenes workings of a concert, I taught the children about each of the band members before the soundcheck. They then got to see them play, meet them, and get high fives, hugs, guitar picks, and pictures.What a connection to make with the band and for the parents and the children. I hope they now might experience live music together again in case they haven’t before—planting a seed in the children, the seed of loving live music. We changed those children’s lives during that soundcheck, and I am very thankful to bands like Twiddle and moe. for allowing me to do such an amazing event.L4LM: How hard was it on your end, with things like getting permission from the parents for this educational excursion?MD: My student’s parents were thrilled about this opportunity. They were pretty blown away by the idea of it all and quite impressed.L4LM: Were any of the parents also Twiddle fans?MD: Yes, absolutely. Some are fans now that they have been exposed to Twiddle! I love sharing music that I enjoy with the families I work with.L4LM: Do you think this is an experience you would repeat?MD: This is the third time I have done this. moe. invited me to do this with my class. I decided to ask Twiddle to do this after talking with Ryan about how he worked in early childhood development in his beginning years of being a working musician.My students are really drawn to their music, as they are to moe.’s music. Partially because their teacher loves it, but it’s also because their minds are open and pure. Exposure to the arts at a young age can make a lasting impression. My parents brought me to see my first Grateful Dead show in 1973—I was four years old. It made a lasting impact and I am very thankful. I hope the experience for my students will make a lasting impact as well.L4LM: How long have you been seeing moe.?MD: I go way back with those fellas—my first moe.show was 1994. Been friends with them since the old days. I even won “.mayor of moe.ville” with a very silly, adults-only inanimate object.L4LM: Former .mayor huh? I have heard that can be a weird gig. Well, thanks for all you have done to help bring the next generation to the shows, and most especially, thanks for being part of the far more important job of helping shape the next generation. Twiddle learned an important lesson recently: If you want fans for life, you need to start them off early! When it comes to keeping traditions alive, the most important thing to do is making sure a new generation is coming in to replenish the ranks. After a video of a pre-school class singing one of Twiddle’s songs went viral, a teacher involved reached out to the band to see if they’d share some time with her class. Luckily for everyone, the timing worked out, and last Saturday, the young music fans met their first big rock band and Twiddle got to see the future of their audiences dance in the aisles of The Palace Theatre a few years earlier than expected.Twiddle keyboardist Ryan Dempsey and teacher (and former mayor of moe.down!) Marcy Dunigan shared the tale of how they made this magic moment come together below. Thanks to Paul Citone for popping by and getting some shots of the heartwarming event for us to share. Enjoy!Live for Live Music: We’re having this chat around 6 p.m. on January 2nd, the day after New Years. Are your ears still ringing from the big NYE party?Ryan Dempsey: Oh yeah, man, that was intense! I actually had to drain my ears from wax. I shoved my earpieces from our closed-circuit monitors in so far because it was so cold. The first show was a little hard to hear, but by the second show, I had cleared them. They’re still ringing a bit though!Twiddle Welcomes Giant Country Horns For New Year’s Celebration [Full Audio/Video]L4LM: You guys brought out the Giant Country Horns to help make New Year’s Eve a bit more over the top than usual, right?RD: They came out the second night and gave us a new dimension. They played with us, they helped lift us up—great musicians, great people!Watch Twiddle ring in 2018 in the clip below!L4LM: Obviously, when you call that particular group up, there are some connotations of past. Did you enjoy that added dimension?RD: The version of “Divided Sky” they played with Phish back in 1991 at Battery Park—I was just like, “Wow, these guys are so good.” I just never thought Twiddle would end up playing with them, but we thought “Why not?”We reached out and they not only said yes, they transcribed all our music for us and looked for places for themselves. It’s funny—we, as a band, aren’t really big music readers. I can read a little, but the GCH are on a whole different level. They took our music and found a way to add to it that was all them but still us. Very impressive. L4LM: I understand you have a background in teaching?RD: I taught piano lessons in college. My degree is in mass media and film, but I ended up teaching the first four or five years out of college. I was doing summer camps, then moved into daycare and working with one- and two-year-olds in Rutland, Vermont. Eventually, the rock-and-roll lifestyle got to me and my late nights had me falling asleep in the nap room more than the kids. I miss it a bit—I loved helping share music and love. It was a rewarding thing.L4LM: Over the weekend, Twiddle got to fuse your passions, education, and jamming, as you guys got a visit from a gaggle of school kids. How did that come about?RD: Well, Marcy Dunigan, a friend of ours from the scene—big moe.ron and lover of Twiddle—she hit me up about something she has done in the past and wanted to try again. First, she sent me a video of a bunch of kids singing one of Twiddle’s songs. It blew up on my social media, I think twenty-thousand people ended up checking it out, and I thought it was really cool.She approached me about her idea of bringing them in for soundcheck. We couldn’t quite work it out at first, but I really worked hard with the band to fit it in. I think the rest of the band didn’t want to disappoint them by just doing the practice we needed for the big shows, but I knew the kids would be amazed just having the experience.Marcy was a big part of it too. She made sure that the parents would be there to supervise, as she was too, of course. They made sure all the kids had protective earphones. They got to come in and rock out in a big two-thousand-seat theater and have a good time watching a band. We brought some of them onstage and showed them the lights, and we got some pictures with them. Lots of fun.L4LM: What was the high point of their visit for you?RD: I love children, and so it was cool to watch them react to a big musical production. Hopefully, for them, it was like a really fun ride at an amusement park. I felt like their excitement, their dancing, maybe just their love in general. When we brought them onstage together at the end for photos, that was a very rewarding feeling. My wife, Alexandra, works with kids after school in Burlington, and she loves working with kids as much or more than I do, so it’s something we can share hopefully.L4LM: Time permitting, is this something Twiddle would consider doing in other cities?RD: Well, I understand Marcy heard that all of the parents were happy but it was a lil stressful with the timing. I know if we can find a moment when the band is all up for it, we will do it again. Personally, I have been talking to Taraleigh Weathers, who puts on festivals and amazing musical events and retreats. She just bought some land and has a new center, This Wonderful Place, and I ‘m hoping to do something with her out there soon. That would be amazing.L4LM: Twiddle has their first headlining Red Rocks show coming up. You’ve played that hallowed stage a couple times already, though you had the unfortunate cancellation necessitated by Rob Derhak from moe.’s illness. How perfect is it to make up that show with a headlining performance?RD: It’s great, honestly. I feel blessed man. Of course, last year was a bummer for us, but health is always more important than any show. I feel very honored to be invited back. It’s gonna be more time for us too, so we can really showcase what we can do. An hour is nice, but this we way we can stay and jam. It’s a dream come true! Can’t wait!L4LM: Well, thanks for taking a few minutes from your “New Year’s Recovery” time, and thanks especially for helping form the next wave of jam fans with your little field trip hosting!RD: Thanks, it was cool to be part of. Hopefully it is the kind of thing they end up telling their grandkids about! “Yeah, I been seeing shows since I was in pre-school!”For more information and tickets to the Red Rocks Twiddle show, click HERE. We thought we should get the other side of this heart warming tale and spoke to Marcy Dunigan, so read on for a behind the scenes look at the teacher who just wanted her kids to jam!L4LM: What Grade/area of interest do you teach?Marcy Dunigan: I teach preschool. Three and four year olds at the Albany Jewish Community CenterL4LM: How long have you been teaching?MD: I have been teaching just over twenty years. I have taught preschool for about sixteen.L4LM: What do you enjoy most about teaching?MD: I love helping children learn to be independent and to experience the world through music and the arts. I really love sharing music with my students and sharing my love of the live music experience.
Today, Pearl Jam has announced “The Away Shows,” a run of 5 performances predominantly taking place in Major League Baseball stadiums, which will follow “The Home Shows,” the band’s first concerts in their hometown of Seattle in half a decade.The first Away Show is set to take place at Washington-Grizzly Stadium in Missoula, MT on August 13th. From there, Pearl Jam will host two separate two-night runs at Chicago, IL’s Wrigley Field (the home of Eddie Vedder‘s beloved Chicago Cubs) on August 18th and 20th, and at Boston, MA’s Fenway Park (the home of the Boston Red Sox) on September 2nd and 4th. This announcement confirms the rest of the dates that were leaked briefly on the Pearl Jam website last week.“The Away Shows” will follow “The Home Shows” at the Seattle Mariners‘ Safeco Field, during which the band intends to donate at least $1 million from ticket sales toward causes that benefit Seattle’s homeless population. They also plan to raise an addition $10 million in collaboration with area businesses, government agencies, and non-profits. With 100,000 fans expected to attend “The Home Shows,” they are expected to be the largest headlining concert event in Seattle since The Rolling Stones visited the city in 1981.Other than “The Home Shows” & “The Away Shows” (7 performances in all), the remainder of Pearl Jam’s scheduled dates are overseas. In March, the band will head to South America for four performances including Lollapaloozaevents in Chile, Argentina, and Brazil, and an extra stadium show in Rio thrown in for good measure. In June and July, the band will make their way through Europe on a 14-date run stopping in the Netherlands, the U.K., Italy, Czech Republic, Poland, Germany, Belgium, Spain, and Portugal.For more information on Pearl Jam’s touring plans, head to the band’s website. For information on ticket sales for “The Home Shows” and “The Away Shows,” see below.A pre-sale period for the band’s “Ten Club” fan club will begin February 7th at 10am Pacific. Full Ten Club Presale details can be found here.General Public Pre-Sale via Ticketmaster Verified Fan ticketing will take place Friday, February 16th at 10am local time. Pearl Jam has partnered with Ticketmaster Verified Fan to create a safe, reliable, ticket-buying experience and ensure tickets get directly to fans for all of these shows. Verified Fan doesn’t guarantee that everyone will get a ticket, but it does level the playing field so a fan is only up against another fan – without racing against bots for the same ticket. A simple registration is required and only fans that have been verified and invited to the presale will receive an access code allowing them to shop for tickets. You can register here to be included in Verified Fan pre-sale (must register by Tues, Feb 6 @ 4pm PT to qualify).Public on sale will begin on Wednesday, February 21st at 10am local time, when a remaining, limited number of tickets will be released in a traditional general sale through each venue’s official ticket vendor..$3 of each ticket ($10 for Seattle) is a charitable contribution to the Vitalogy Foundation, a United States-based public charity under I.R.C. section 501(c)(3) and 509(a)(1).Pearl Jam “Home Shows” and “Away Shows”Aug 8 – Seattle, WA – Safeco FieldAug 10 – Seattle, WA – Safeco FieldAug 13 – Missoula, MT – Washington-Grizzly StadiumAug 18 – Chicago, IL – Wrigley FieldAug 20 Chicago, IL – Wrigley FieldSept 2 – Boston, MA – Fenway ParkSept 4 – Boston, MA – Fenway Park
Coming into its 11th anniversary this Saturday, The Mustache Bash has gone from humble beginnings to a San Diego tradition—the holiday of funk for thousands who return year after year. The 70’s costume extravaganza on the water will this year host two stages, a massive bar, and full lineup featuring music from The Floozies, Escort, Greg Wilson, Danny Krivit, The Mustache Bash Family Band, The Puscie Jones Revue, Rambo, and Abby Normal. Rounding out the music Saturday night will be elite producer Peanut Butter Wolf serenading the Official Bash Boat Afterparty on San Diego Bay. A percentage of the Bash’s proceeds will be donated to Plastic Tides, the environmental partner for 2018.Who doesn’t like a good mustache, right? Whether it is a Magnum P.I., the Fu Manchu, a solid Handlebar, or whatever you please, the mustache is certainly a symbol. If you are down with the stache, you can see plenty of them this Saturday, March 24 at The Port Pavilion in San Diego, CA. May the funk be with you.For more information about the event, head to their official website!
High Times has announced that founding Grateful Dead bassist Phil Lesh will headline the upcoming NorCal Cannabis Cup, set to take place June 2nd and 3rd at the Sonoma County Fairgrounds in Santa Rosa, CA. For his performance on the first night, June 2nd, Phil Lesh’s set will be billed as Phil Lesh & Friends, with his collaborators yet to be announced. Phil Lesh joins Blues Traveler and Arrested Development on the music lineup for the 2018 NorCal edition of High Times’ long-running regional marijuana industry trade show.The booking is a perfect fit for this event, as Lesh is a notable son of Northern California himself and, in his capacity as a member of psychedelic pioneers, the Grateful Dead, has always been closely associated with the love of marijuana.As High Times notes,In addition to the incredible musical lineup, there will be tons of other entertainment—live art murals, a Ferris wheel, amazing food pop-ups and much more. … Vendors will be selling the hottest, most innovative products, visual artists from Black Light. Visuals will be doing trippy body painting, and, of course, tons of freebies and swag will be raining from the stage.You can grab your single-day and two-day tickets to see Phil Lesh & Friends, Blues Traveler, and more at the NorCal Cannabis Cup here.[H/T Relix]
Primus leader Les Claypool issued a statement that Primus will take a break from touring, according to Jambands.com. Currently on the road with Mastodon in support of their most recent album, The Desaturating Seven, this will be “the last Primus run for a bit”, according to the bass maestro. He continues, urging fans, that “if you want to get your Goblin Rock fix, now is the time to do so.”Read the full statement from Les Claypool below:Howdy folks, we are in the midst of our longest summer tour of many moons and we are lucky and happy to be flanked by our new comrades, the glorious Vikings known as Mastodon. This will be the last Primus run for a bit as we will need to cool-out for awhile, recharge and work on our nunchaku skills. So, if you want to get your Goblin Rock fix, now is the time to do so as it will be the last time to witness the glory of the Desaturating Seven production. See y’all on the highway…Claypool’s other project, The Claypool Lennon Delirium, was in the studio recording new music back in February. The seemingly unlikely duo of Primus bassist and Beatles offspring/Ghost Of A Saber Tooth Tiger leader Sean Lennon released an album back in 2016 and toured heavily in Monolith of Phobos‘ support.While Claypool tends to keep his side projects short, the duo collaborated again in 2017 for a special Record Store Day release, which featured four cosmically psychedelic covers, including “Astronomy Domine” by Pink Floyd, “Boris the Spider,” by The Who, “The Court of the Crimson King” by King Crimson, and “Satori” by Flower Travellin’ Band. Again, the CLD impressed beyond measure. Now, with Primus taking time off, we’re keeping our fingers crossed that The Claypool Lennon Delirium will make an official return with new music soon.Primus and Mastadon continue tour tonight in Glens Falls, New York. See below for a full list of tour dates.Primus/Mastadon Summer TourMay 25 – Glen Falls, NY – Cool Insuring ArenaMay 26 – Providence, RI – Bold Point ParkMay 27 – Portland, ME – TBAMay 29 – Boston, MA – Blue Hills Bank PavilionMay 30 – Philadelphia, PA – Penn’s Landing – Festival PierJun 01 – Asbury Park, NJ – Stone Pony SummerstageJun 02 – Baltimore, MD – Pier 6 PavilionJun 03 – Brooklyn, NY – Ford Amphitheater @ Coney Island BoardwalkJun 05 – Columbus, OH – Express Live! Outdoor AmphitheatreJun 06 – Chicago, IL – Huntington Bank Pavilion at Northerly IslandJun 08 – Pittsburgh, PA – Stage AEJun 09 – Sterling Heights, MI – Michigan Lottery Amphitheater at Freedom HillJun 10 – Indianapolis, IN – Farmer’s Bureau Insurance Lawn at White River State ParkJun 12 – Cincinnati, OH – PNC Pavilion at Riverbend Music CenterJun 14 – Minneapolis, MN – MYTH LIVEJun 15 – Bonner Springs, KS – Providence Medical Center AmphitheaterJun 16 – Camdenton, MO – Ozarks AmphitheaterJun 18 – Lincoln, NE – Pinewood Bowl TheaterJun 21 – Bonner, MT – Kettlehouse AmphitheaterJun 22 – Seattle, WA – Marymoor ParkJun 23 – Bend, OR – Les Schwab AmphitheaterJun 25 – Troutdale, OR – EdgefieldJun 28 – Avila Beach, CA – Avila Beach Resort AmphitheaterJun 29 – Berkeley, CA – The Greek Theatre at UC BerkeleyJun 30 – Lincoln, CA – Thunder Valley Resort CasinoJul 02 – Salt Lake City, UT -The Great Salt Air – OutdoorsJul 03 – Las Vegas, NV – Downtown Event CenterJul 05 – Los Angeles, CA – The Greek TheatreJul 06 – San Diego, CA – Cal Coast Credit Union Open Air TheaterJul 07 – Phoenix, AZ – Comerica TheatreView All Tour Dates[H/T Jambands]
On Sunday night, October 14th, Umphrey’s McGee continued their ongoing fall tour with a stop at the storied Port Chester, NY rock palace, The Capitol Theatre.Following an opening set from Memphis, TN rising stars Southern Avenue, Umphrey’s took the stage swinging with “The Floor” and “Draconian”, which moved smoothly into “Mulche’s Odyssey”. “The Pequod” made a rare appearance next, followed by “You & You Alone”, written by Brendan Bayliss for his wife on their first 2018 release, it’s not us.Next, the band fired up one of the standout jams of the night, “Bridgeless”, which stretched toward the 16-minute mark before moving into a “Hajimemashite” sing-along. To close out the first set, the band welcomed Southern Avenue vocalist Tierinii Jackson and guitarist Ori Naftaly for a cover of The Beatles‘ “Come Together”, marking the song’s first appearance at an Umphrey’s show since 2007 (more than 1,200 shows prior) and just its second play ever.Umphrey’s McGee w/ Tierinii Jackson, Ori Naftaly – “Come Together” [The Beatles cover]Set two kicked off with “The Triple Wide” > “Seasons”, followed by yet another relisten-worth “jazz odyssey” in “Plunger” featuring a surprise appearance on keys by guitarist Jake Cinninger. “What We Could Get”, a track from the band’s second 2018 release, it’s you, made just its fourth-ever appearance next.The highly sought-after Flock of Seagulls cover, “I Ran”, came next and was dedicated to The Cap’s resident impresario Peter Shapiro, who they joked had to leave the show early so he could wake up to get his kids to school in the morning. The band’s fourth-ever cover of ZZ Top classic “La Grange” (and first since 2013) flowed in from there, followed by one last extended jam in the set-closing “Ocean Billy”. For their encore, the band began with “Kula” before making their way back into the “Bridgeless” they began during set one to round out the performance.Below, you can watch full pro-shot video of the performance via Umphrey’s McGee’s YouTube channel:Umphrey’s McGee – The Capitol Theatre – 10/14/18 – Full Pro-Shot Video[Video: Umphrey’s McGee]Umphrey’s McGee’s Fall Tour continues Thursday night, October 18th at the Canopy Club in Urbana, IL. The band also just announced an early-2019 Winter Tour. For a full list of Umphrey’s McGee’s upcoming dates, head to the band website.Setlist: Umphrey’s McGee | The Capitol Theatre | Port Chester, NY | 10/14/18Set One: The Floor, Draconian > Mulche’s Odyssey, The Pequot, You and You Alone, Bridgeless > Hajimemashite, Come Together*Set Two: The Triple Wide > Seasons, Plunger, What We Could Get, I Ran, Resolution > La Grange > Ocean BillyEncore: Kula > Bridgeless*w/ Tierinii Jackson and Ori Naftaly of Southern AvenueYou can stream a full soundboard recording of the performance now via nugs.net.