Month: March 2021

Entry list for Nationwide Series at Kentucky

first_img42 drivers in the field at Kentucky Speedway Click here to see an entry list for this weekend’s race View all photos View all articlesView all videos FULL SERIES COVERAGE WATCH: Final Laps: Kenseth takes Chicagolandcenter_img READ: Kenseth wins at rainy Chicagoland MORE: WATCH: Post-Race Reactions GEICO 400 READ: Engine failure halts Logano’s fast Chase startlast_img

Twiddle Announces 2017 Winter Tour Dates With Aqueous

first_imgAfter slowly revealing tour dates over the past months, Twiddle has finalized plans for a major winter tour. That tour will also see support from Aqueous, who will be joining for a majority of tour dates throughout the season.The announcement comes on the heels of a great New Year’s Eve performance that featured Twiddle, Aqueous, and Soule Monde, including a group collaboration for “Auld Lang Syne” into “BBQ” and a cover of “Layla” that included members of Aqueous.The tour includes two nights in Colorado, but will largely focus on shows in the Northeast. Keene, NH, Stroudsburg, PA, Washington, DC and New York, NY are all stops along this exciting journey with Twiddl and Aqueous. Additionally, Twiddle will be playing on Jam Cruise and Jungle Jam, as well as a show in San Francisco alongside ALO.You can see Twiddle’s full tour announcement below, and head to their website for details.last_img read more

New Gorillaz Album “Humanz” Is Here With 26 Total Tracks [Stream]

first_imgFinally, Gorillaz have returned to the public consciousness after seven years of musical silence, with the official release of their 2017 Humanz. Twenty six (!) tracks complete the new record, with guest contributions from Mavis Staples, Carly Simon, Grace Jones, De La Soul, Savages’ Jehnny Beth, Pusha T, Danny Brown, Vince Staples, Kelela, and D.R.A.M. The virtual brainchild of Damon Albarn and Jaimie Hewlett reunites 2-D, Murdoc, Russel, and Noodle for a world of musical adventure. In a recent interview with Dan Albarn, he expressed how comfortable he was with completing Humanz, revealing there are still 40-45 tracks that didn’t make it onto the record. “I can stay in the game for at least another 18 months, I reckon.” This is great news for fans who once worried their beloved “animated” group would be gone forever, though a future, indeed, is here.Listen to the new record, in its entirety, below:Gorillaz 2017 Tour Dates:06/10 – Margate, UK @ Demon Dayz Festival07/08 – Chicago, IL @ Huntington Bank Pavilion at Northerly Island07/10 – Toronto, ON @ Air Canada Centre07/12 – Boston, MA @ Blue Hills Bank Pavilion07/13 – Philadelphia, PA – Festival Pier at Penn’s Landing07/15 – Quebec City, QC @ Quebec City Summer Festival07/17 – Colombia, MD @ Merriweather Post Pavilion07/28-30 – Icheon, KR @ Valley Rock Music & Arts Festival07/28-30 – Niigata, JP @ Fuji Rock Festival08/11-13 – San Francisco, CA @ Outside Lands Music & Arts Festival09/15-17 – New York, NY @ The Meadows Music & Arts Festival09/18 – Detroit, MI @ Fox Theatre09/20 – Minneapolis, MN @ Roy Wilkins Auditorium09/22 – Kansas City, MI @ Sprint Center09/24 – Las Vegas, NV @ Life is Beautiful Festival09/26 – Morrison, CO @ Red Rocks Amphitheatre09/30 – Seattle, WA @ KeyArena at Seattle Center10/05 – Los Angeles CA @ The Forum10/11 – Atlanta, GA @ Infinite Energy Center10/13-15 – Miami, FL @ III Points Festivallast_img read more

Road To Rooster Walk: Mandolin Orange’s Andrew Marlin Talks Songwriting

first_img“All of a sudden there’s a song – there in your hotel room playing your guitar – and you write it, and two or three years later it will come true. It keeps you on your toes.”These words, spoken by Townes Van Zandt, support a popular notion of the songwriter in American popular culture: A rambling man, on the road with a band, playing venues both squalid and splendid, creating songs from thin air with little more than a beat up guitar, bottle of booze and hotel notepad.And there’s no doubt that countless great tunes have been written in such a manner. But there’s another question worth asking: In 2017, are most songs written that way?To find out, we spoke with six songwriters who will be at the ninth annual Rooster Walk Music & Arts Festival over Memorial Day weekend (May 25-28) in Martinsville, Va. These six artists: Paul Hoffman (Greensky Bluegrass), Anders Osborne, Andrew Marlin (Mandolin Orange), Lyle Divinksy (The Motet), Marcus King, and Wood Robinson (Mipso) bring different backgrounds, hometowns, experience levels and genres to the craft of songwriting.Perhaps unsurprisingly, they write songs in different manners. In fact, some artists create songs with very little “writing,” literally speaking. For proof, read on to learn about the surprising methods that Andrew Marlin employs when creating fresh material for Mandolin Orange. Then, catch their afternoon set at Rooster Walk 9 over Memorial Day weekend.Editor’s Note: This is the fourth story in a six-part “Road to Rooster Walk” series about the craft and process of songwriting. Previous installments featured The Motet, Greensky Bluegrass, Marcus King, and Anders Osborne.Perhaps no artist on the Rooster Walk 9 lineup is more celebrated as a gifted lyricist and songwriter than Mandolin Orange’s Andrew Marlin.The Chapel Hill, N.C.-based band has steadily built a loyal following over the past six years with a simple, relaxed style of music that mixes the meaningful prose, beautiful harmonies and impressive musicianship of Marlin and bandmate Emily Frantz.And while he’s quickly gained the reputation of one of the country’s most promising young songwriters, he’s also the only artist interviewed for this story who prefers to write his songs without ever actually writing them down.“A lot of times I don’t even write them out. I kind of just sit down and work on them and kind of keep them up in the old noggin‘,” Marlin said. “Sometimes if I’m having trouble completing it, actually typing it out will help jumpstart and kind of help the editing process a little more. But yeah, I don’t know, for some reason some songs just come together really easily in my mind, and I don’t ever really have to write ’em down.“I’ve got stuff I’m working on, for whatever ends up being our next album, that I’ve never written down; that I’ve been holding on to for a few months,” he said.Many of Marlin’s songs begin with the music, not the words.“Most of the time I try to get the melody first, because that’s gonna dictate how many syllables are in each line and what the actual meter is gonna end up being,” he said.From there, he’ll begin applying lyrics. Often, this starts with a phrase or verse that has stuck with him.“The first line sometimes will pop into my head, or a good line will pop into my head, and I’ll stew on it for a little bit. And then one day I’ll just sit down – usually it’s between the hours of 11 at night and 5 in the morning when I decide to sit down and actually try to work it. … It’s more just like a phrase that catches my fancy, you know? And then after that it becomes kind of like a stream of consciousness,” he explained. “And sometimes it works, sometimes it doesn’t. I usually end up obviously having to go back and edit and make stuff make a little bit more sense.“It’s kind of like the first line of ‘Wildfire.’ It says, ‘Brave men fall with a battle cry.’ I had no idea what I was gonna write about when I started writing that song,” he continued. “I had wanted to write that song kind of based on what ‘Wildfire’ ended up being about, but I had never intended to start it off with that line. It was just one of those things that seemed to make sense. It kind of just happened.”Marlin uses the voice recording app on his smartphone to capture melodic ideas for potential songs, especially when he’s touring, because he’s “never been a hotel writer.” Instead, he typically writes at his home near Chapel Hill, at his childhood home or his father’s house.Regardless of where the songs are penned, Marlin doesn’t typically share them with Frantz until he feels like the song is nearly – or fully – complete.“For the most part, they’re all finished tunes,” he said. “Emily, obviously, has really great musical ideas, and we seem to work really well together. I’m usually open to her suggestions, but it just depends on how fresh the tune is and what the ideas actually are. It varies on each song, but usually it’s a complete song that we either keep the structure as is, or just try to figure out who’s gonna play what, who’s gonna sing it, where the solo sections are gonna be.”Though the next album will be their fifth, the mystery and magic of creating new music has yet to lose its luster for Marlin.“Every time I finish a song, I’m, I’m baffled,” he said. “It’s like, ‘Sweet. Alright. I wrote another one. That’s great.”Songwriters who influence Andrew: Townes Van Zandt. Caleb Klauder and Carter Stanley (“I’ve been really, really diving back into the Stanley Brothers and just realizing how simple and just amazing his tunes were.”)Song: “Wildfire”Next Week on the Road to Rooster Walk: Mipsolast_img read more

Chris Robinson Brotherhood Releases First Single, “Behold The Seer,” Off Upcoming Studio Album

first_imgUpcoming Chris Robinson Brotherhood Tour Dates:May 17 – New York, NY – Central Park Summer Stage *May 18 – Bethlehem, PA – Musikfest CaféMay 19 – Philadelphia, PA – Tower Theater *May 20 – Wilmington, DE – Big Noise Music FestivalJuly 7 – Veneta, OR – Oregon Country FairAugust 5 – Petaluma, CA – Petaluma Music FestivalAugust 9 – Wilmington, NC – Greenfield Lake AmphitheatreAugust 10 – Asheville, NC – The Orange PeelAugust 11 – Virginia Beach, VA – ShakasAugust 12 – Charlottesville, VA – Jefferson TheatreAugust 13 – Annapolis, MD – Rams Head On StageAugust 15 – Portsmouth, NH – The Music HallAugust 17 – Manunuck, RI – Ocean MistAugust 18 – Asbury Park, NJ – Stone Pony SummerstageAugust 19 – Boston, MA – House of BluesAugust 20 – Holyoke, MA – Gateway City ArtsAugust 22 – Pittsburgh, PA – Mr. Small’s TheatreAugust 23 – State College, PA – The State TheatreAugust 24 – Ithaca, NY – The HauntAugust 25 – Woodstock, NY – Bearsville TheaterAugust 26 – Washington, DC – The 9:30 ClubSeptember 23 – Louisville, KY – Bourbon & Beyond Festival* w/ Govt. Mule** w/ Donavon Frankenreiter Last month, the Chris Robinson Brotherhood announced that they would be releasing a brand-new studio album this summer. This newest album titled Barefoot In The Head is set to be released on July 21st, and will be supported with an extensive summer tour that will see the group traveling from coast to coast. While the Chris Robinson Brotherhood recently released a live album, Betty’s Blends, Vol. 3, captured by the legendary Grateful Dead taper Betty Cantor-Jackson, Barefoot In The Head marks a third collection of new material in only two years time. EXCLUSIVE: Betty Cantor-Jackson Rekindles Her Love Of Taping Through The Chris Robinson BrotherhoodWatch Chris Robinson Brotherhood’s 4/20 “Jam In The Van” Session In CaliforniaThis new studio album via Silver Arrow Records is self-produced by the band and contains ten new tracks from the Brotherhood. In promotion of Barefoot In The Head, today, the band just released the first single off the project—a track called “Behold The Seer.” You can listen to the feel-good “Behold The Seer” below, and pre-order Barefoot In The Head on the band’s website here. You can find the full track listing for Barefoot In The Head below. Also, don’t forget to check out the Brotherhood’s upcoming tour dates, and snag tickets here.Barefoot In The Head TracklistBehold The SeerShe Shares My BlanketHark, The Herald Hermit SpeaksBlonde Light Of MorningDog Eat SunBlue Star WomanHigh Is Not The TopIf You Had A Heart To BreakGlowGood To Knowlast_img read more

Tedeschi Trucks Band Debut “Chevrolet” & “Whipping Post” In Orlando [Audio]

first_img“A wise man once said the road goes on forever…” wrote Tedeschi Trucks Band on their Facebook page ahead of their show at the Dr. Phillips Center for the Performing Arts in Orlando on Sunday night. Following their emotional concert on Saturday, just hours after the world heard the news that Gregg Allman, the iconic founder of the Allman Brothers Band, had passed away at the age of 69, Derek Trucks and Susan Tedeschi played on.The Florida heat brought the rock and blues ensemble out for a scorching show, featuring a pleasant mix of covers and originals. The set opened with Let Me Get By‘s “Laugh About It,” Made Up My Mind‘s “Do I Look Worried,” and their traditional cover of “Anyday” by Derek and the Dominos. After another 2016 favorite “Right On Time,” the 12-piece debuted a new cover of “Chevrolet,” which appears on the Derek Trucks Band‘s 2005 Songlines.Tedeschi Trucks Band played through “Color of the Blues” by George Jones, before performing “On My Way To Heaven” by The Staple Singers, which they’ve only played twice before. The band continued with two more covers, “How Blue Can You Get” by B.B. King and “I Wish I Knew How It Would Feel To Be Free” by Billy Taylor, before returning to their “The Storm.” The show closed with an emotionally-charged, fiercely-driven debut cover of “Whipping Post” by the Allman Brothers Band, with Susan Tedeschi on vocals.Tedeschi Trucks Band encored with “Isn’t It A Pity” by George Harrison and their original “Bound For Glory.”Listen to the full show audio below, courtesy of mccordo:Setlist: Tedeschi Trucks Band | Dr. Phillips Center for Performing Arts | Orlando, FL | 5/28/17Set: Laugh About It, Do I Look Worried, Anyday (Derek and the Dominos), Right On Time, Chevrolet (Foghat), Idle Wind, Color of the Blues (George Jones), On My Way To Heaven (The Staple Singers), Anyhow, How Blue Can You Get (B.B. King), I Wish I Knew How It Would Feel To Be Free (Billy Taylor), The Storm, Whipping PostE: Isn’t It A Pity (George Harrison), Bound For Glory[cover photo by @jthom92]last_img read more

Primus Announces New Album Inspired By Rainbow Goblins, Shares First Single And Tour Dates

first_imgCurrently on tour, with a recent collaboration with Dean Ween in Asbury Park over the weekend, Primus has announced a new album The Desaturating Seven, due out September 29th via ATO Records, along with Fall tour dates to support. The new record marks the first since the band’s 2014 Primus & The Chocolate Factory with the Fungi Ensemble, the first original material since 2011’s Green Naugahyde, and their ninth LP together.The inspiration for The Desaturating Seven comes from a 1978 children’s book, The Rainbow Goblins. The book’s “vibrant and intense and eerie and somewhat creepy” artwork impressed bassist and frontman Les Claypool (while reading it to his children) to the point of making it into music. “I remember being incredibly impressed with the artwork and the storyline and the content and the message, and I thought, ‘Wow, this would make a great piece of music,’” Claypool tells Rolling Stone. “As I’m getting older, I’m realizing I need to start knocking some of these things off my list. So we did the Willy Wonka soundtrack a couple years back, and this was a project I wanted to do.”He continues, “I would look at the artwork and read the lyrics, and it’s very difficult to sing about goblins and rainbows and not have it come off being a little cornball…So I was tiptoeing the line of not necessarily being literal, but referring to elements of the story and using it more as a metaphor, when I could.”Much like their Primus & The Chocolate Factory tour, Primus will reincarnate the book’s rainbow imagery on their upcoming tour, which will begin October 20 in San Antonio and extend through November 11 in Miami. The show will consist of two sets: the first set will sift through their entire catalog, and the second will play through The Desaturating Seven in its entirety. The album’s vinyl edition will also be produced in “seven-color green splatter format.”Listen to the new track below, check out the track list, and catch Primus in a city near you this Fall. Head here to the band’s website, and read the full interview on Rolling Stone.Primus – The Desaturating Seven Track List1. “The Valley”2. “The Seven”3. “The Trek”4. “The Scheme”5. “The Dream”6. “The Storm”7. “The Ends?”Primus “The Desaturating Seven” Tour DatesOctober 20 – San Antonio, TX @ Sunken GardensOctober 21 – Houston, TX @ White Oak LawnOctober 22 – Austin, TX @ ACL LiveOctober 24 – Nashville, TN @ War MemorialOctober 27 – Albany, NY @ Palace TheaterOctober 29 – Port Chester, NY @ Capitol TheaterOctober 31 – Brooklyn, NY @ Brooklyn SteelNovember 2 – Akron, OH @ Goodyear TheaterNovember 3 – Cincinnati, OH @ The Taft TheaterNovember 4 – Louisville, KY @ Palace TheaterNovember 5 – St. Louis, MO @ Peabody TheaterNovember 7 – Knoxville, TN @ Tennessee TheaterNovember 9 – Atlanta, GA @ TabernacleNovember 10 – Orlando, FL @ Hard Rock HotelNovember 11 – Miami, FL @ Fillmore MiamiNovember 13 – New Orleans, LA @ Civic TheatreDecember 29, 30 – Los Angeles, CA @ The Wilternlast_img read more

Listen To Full-Show Audio From Joe Russo’s Almost Dead’s Night 1 Blowout At Capitol Theatre

first_imgOn Friday, July 21st, Joe Russo’s Almost Dead made their highly awaited return to The Capitol Theater for a two-night run at the historic venueand their first shows in Port Chester since their 2016-2017 New Year’s run. As is usual in the New York market (and in most other markets, to boot), the performances sold out at lightning speed, and the band returned the favor by bringing their own electric musicianship and improvisation to one of the late Jerry Garcia‘s favorite venues.Joe Russo’s Almost Dead Brings Debuts, Unexpected Jams For Two-Night Capitol Theater Run [Pro-Shot Videos]Earlier this week, as part of their ongoing “Taper Tuesdays” series, JRAD released full audio of the opening night of their Summer ’17 run at  The Cap, so everyone can relive the magic. The show featured JRAD’s first “Dark Hollow” on electric instruments, an “Althea” that segued into (and back out of) “Space,” the band’s debuts of an instrumental “In With The In Crowd” jam (by Ramsey Lewis), “Deep Elem Blues,” and “It’s All Over Now Baby Blue,” a rendition of “The Wheel” with a jam on Cold Play Cold‘s “God Put A Smile Upon Your Face” (another first) sandwiched in between, and much more. Listen to the full show below via archive.org (recorded by Peter Costello & Eric McRoberts; FOH Mix by Peter Costello; Monitors by Aaron Gittleman; Edited, mixed and mastered by Eric McRoberts):SETLIST: Joe Russo’s Almost Dead | The Capitol Theater | Port Chester, NY | 7/21/17Set One (9:00PM – 10:30PM):Jam @ ->Dark Hollow ##Althea ->Space ->Althea Reprise # ->Playing In The Band ->In With the In Crowd Jam $ ->Playing In The Band RepriseThey Love Each OtherGonesville ->Casey Jones>SugareeSet Two (10:57PM – 12:27AM):Deep Elem Blues % (All) ->Easy Wind ->The Wheel ^ ->God Put A Smile Upon Your Face Jam & ->The Wheel Reprise *>So Many Roads ->Dark Star + ->Estimated Prophet ->Touch Of Grey“Happy Birthday to Marco” (Crowd & band sung)E: It’s All Over Now Baby Blue @@ (TH)@ – With a “Lay Down Sally” (Eric Clapton) Tease (TH)## – First Electric Version by Almost Dead – played Acoustic on 2015-12-31 & 2016-10-07.# – First “Split” Althea$ – Instrumental, incomplete version of a Ramsey Lewis Cover, First Time Played By Almost Dead% – First Time Played By Almost Dead, with a BT Wind Tease (SM). MB 1st Verse, DD 2nd Verse, JR 3rd Verse, SM 4th Verse, TH 5th Verse^ – With a “Jolene” (American Babies) Tease & a So Many Roads Tease (TH)& – Instrumental, incomplete version of a Cold Play Cover, First Time Played By Almost Dead, with “Becky” (Benevento Russo Duo) teases (JR & SM)* – With “National Anthem” (Radiohead) Teases (TH)+ – Verse One [email protected]@ – Bob Dylan Cover, First Time Played By Almost Dead, with a “Take On Me” (Ah-Ha) Tease (MB)[Cover photo via Dave Vann, from The Joy Theater, New Orleans, LA]last_img read more

Volcano-Themed Stage Catches Fire During Destroid Set At Lost Lands Festival [Videos]

first_imgLast night, during Excision‘s inaugural Lost Lands Music Festival at Thornville, OH’s Legend  Valley, the party got a little hotter than anticipated. During Destroid‘s Saturday night performance, a piece of the elaborate stage set–ironically shaped like a volcano–lit on fire, causing the stage to shut down temporarily. According to attendees at Lost Lands, the volcano caught fire during the dub-step trio’s set, bringing the scheduled music to a half at the festival’s Paradox main stage. Several festival-goers caught footage of the volcano set going up in flames: The fire was quickly extinguished and the stage has since been reopened for the remainder of its scheduled performances. According to YourEDM, Excision posted a statement in the official Headbangers Facebook group:“Headbangers! Destroid was lit!We were temporarily shut down due to a small fire at the top of the volcano. On hand fire personnel quickly had it under control and the fire was immediately extinguished. After approval from the fire marshal and the sheriff, we’ve started back up again and Zeds Dead is on stage killing it right now! Thanks everyone for your concern, Lost Lands goes on!”You can watch a video recap of the festival’s first day below, via Excision’s Facebook:last_img read more

Tedeschi Trucks Band Welcomes Eric Krasno & Chris Wood, Debuts Stevie Wonder Cover In Boca [Audio]

first_imgTedeschi Trucks Band made their great return to Florida over the weekend for their annual Sunshine Music Festival. Hitting St. Pete and Boca Raton on Saturday and Sunday, host band TTB brought along a number of incredible musicians, including Mike Gordon, Medeski Martin & Wood, Galactic, Hot Tuna, Foundation of Funk (with Zigaboo Modeliste, George Porter Jr., Eric Krasno, & John Medeski), and The Suffers.After getting warmed up in St. Pete, the band of gypsies fled south for a weekend-closing celebration of music and sunshine at the Mizner Park Amphitheatre in Boca Raton. For their headlining set, the husband-and-wife duo had a few surprises up their sleeves. Tedeschi Trucks Band opened the show with the debut of a new cover, “Love Having You Around” by Stevie Wonder. From there, they went straight into their newest original song “Shame”, which was debuted in the summer of 2017 and will assumably appear on the band’s next album. “Don’t Know What It Means” from their last studio effort, Let Me Get By, came next, followed by another reliable, “Midnight in Harlem.”The first cover of the evening came next with “Leaving Trunk” by Taj Mahal, welcoming out guitarist Eric Krasno to the stage. The Lettuce/Soulive guitarist stuck around for “Save Me”, which had not been played by TTB since its debut in 2008. The flavorful set continued with original “Bound for Glory”, followed by the band’s second-ever performance of Susan Tedeschi‘s original “Talking About” from her 2008 Back to the River, which was debuted by TTB the day before in St. Pete. John Prine‘s “Angel From Montgomery” came next, followed by the Grateful Dead‘s “Sugaree”, then the title track of 2013’s “Made Up My Mind”. A cover of Wing‘s “Let Me Roll It” welcomed out bassist Chris Wood, who performed earlier in the day with Medeski, Martin, & Wood. The set closed with a jammed out version of “The Storm” which segued into a wailing “Whipping Post” by the Allman Brothers Band. After a brief break, Tedeschi Trucks Band returned to the stage for “Let’s Go Get Stoned”.Thanks to CHeeSeHeaDPRoDuCTioNS, you can enjoy the full show audio below.In case you missed it, Tedeschi Trucks Band recently announced their fourth annual “Wheels Of Soul” tour with special guests Drive-By Truckers and opener The Marcus King Band. Head here for a full list of dates and more information.SETLIST: Tedeschi Trucks Band | Mizner Park | Boca Raton, FL | 1/14/17Love Having You Around, Shame, Don’t Know What It Means, Midnight In Harlem, Leavin’ Trunk (Taj Mahal)*> Save Me*, Bound for Glory, Talkin’ About (Susan Tedeschi), Angel From Montgomery (John Prine), Sugaree (Grateful Dead), Made Up My Mind, Let Me Roll It^, How Blue Can You Get? (BB King), The Storm> Whipping Post (Allman Brothers Band)E: Let’s Go Get Stoned*w/ Eric Krasno^w/Chris Wood[photo: Romy Santos of Slightly Skewed Photography]last_img read more