In late 2015, Turkuaz took their futuristic funk to the next level with the release of Digitonium. Today, the band goes yet another step further, premiering the video for their Digitonium track, “Doktor Jazz.” A visual mind-warp of distorted imagery, “Doktor Jazz” was directed by Brooklyn based artist Dani Brandwein, and shot in a motel room in Nashville, TN between shows on Turkuaz’s tour. Dave Brandwein shares, “While we were in line at a Walmart in suburban Tennessee outside Nashville with 8 gallons of milk, glow in the dark wigs and makeup, a full body silver jumpsuit, food coloring, tons of garbage bags and several handles of whiskey – it was clear that we stuck out like a sore thumb.” Director Dani Brandwein expands, “Dave had a very specific and clear concept of what he wanted. Everything you see in the video he pre-conceived. I found a sh*t hole motel in a real sketchy part of Nashville to help build on Dave’s disturbing, yet psychedelic world, and we holed up in there until the motel caught wind of what we were doing and kicked us out.”“It was funny,” says guitarist Craig Brodhead, “That whole sequence is kinda roaming around the motel room and making a mess. It was this sort of theatrical version of what we do all those nights on tour, night after night in these little dingy hotel rooms condensed into a few minutes.”We can’t help but wonder what Turkuaz gets into while they’re on tour. Our hotel stays tend to involve a little less milk. Vocalist Sammi Garett adds, “I was nervous about the milk. I love milk, but I wanted to get the pour perfect! I had been waiting for this moment where I got to pour gallons of milk all over myself and I wanted to get it right. I felt a little crazy when it was all over!” “I also felt a bit exposed having my man bits showing through the thin material of the silver suit,” explains Josh Schwartz, bari sax/vocalist, “but that just added to the titillation of the experience.”Without further ado, feast your eyes and ears on the new “Doktor Jazz” video!Turkuaz will be playing multiple festivals throughout the summer, including LOCKN’, Peach Music Festival, and Catskill Chill. See a full list of their tour dates here.
Now entering its 7th year, the beloved North Coast Music Festival continues to bring an incredible and diverse lineup to Chicago on a yearly basis. Taking place from September 2nd through the 4th in Union Park, the roster of talent is almost too large to believe. Headliners for this year’s event include ODESZA, Grouplove, Bassnectar, Logic, Zedd and Umphrey’s McGee.Of course, there are plenty more talented artists featured on the NCMF billing, including The Claypool Lennon Delirium, Greensky Bluegrass, Vulfpeck, Twiddle, TAUK, The Polish Ambassador, Future Rock, The Floozies, Matt & Kim and so many more. If you want to check out music from all of those artists and the dozens more on the lineup, you’re in luck. Festival co-founder Michael Berg has created this excellent Spotify playlist for your listening pleasure.Tune in and get excited for North Coast Music Festival with the playlist below!You can scope the full lineup below, and head here for tickets and more information. As an added bonus, the 7th song in this playlist will also serve as a discount code, in honor of the festival’s 7th year!
New Orleans legend Aaron Neville celebrated his 75th birthday in 2016, and the Brooklyn Bowl is throwing him a huge party tonight for the occasion. Since Neville is in town for the celebration, the soulful singer stopped by The Late Show With Stephen Colbert to perform on late night television and support his newly-released album, Apache.Neville put together a great lineup of musicians for the occasion, including guitarist Eric Krasno. The show’s musical director, Jon Batiste, also joined in the band, and lent some of his band members for the performance. Considering Batiste also hails from New Orleans, this was a true celebration of the city’s vibrant music scene.The band performed Neville’s song “Be Your Man,” a soul-stirring single from new Apache album. Check out the performance below!For more information about tonight’s birthday party for Aaron Neville, which includes Dr. John, Dumpstaphunk, Ivan Neville, George Porter Jr. and more, head here.
Load remaining images Phil Lesh kicked off his first of three nights at Brooklyn Bowl Las Vegas last night. The Grateful Dead bassist performed two very special sets, playing the Workingman’s Dead and American Beauty albums in their entirety, to kick off the run. Alongside Lesh were “Friends” Chris Robinson, Neal Casal, Tony Leone, and Adam MacDougall of Chris Robinson Brotherhood, along with frequent collaborator guitarist Ross James.Thanks to YouTube user Bonerkiller and Buttercup, you can enjoy the full Workingman’s Dead set below:Setlist and timestamps:Uncle John’s Band 0:36High Time 17:40Dire Wolf 30:13New Speedway Boogie 36:00Cumberland Blues 47:30Black Peter 57:05Easy Wind 1:08:32Casey Jones 1:14:50And here is the full American Beauty set from last night’s performance:Setlist and Timestamps:Box of Rain 1:09Friend of the Devil 10:29Sugar Magnolia 16:45Operator 25:15Candyman 30:45Ripple 40:43Brokedown Palace 46:33Till The Morning Comes 53:00Attics of My Life 59:43Encore:Truckin’ 1:15:00This lineup of Phil & Friends will hold the room down for the first two nights, then the Terrapin Family Band will join the party for an afternoon set on the third day. All information and tickets can be found here.Enjoy the photos below, courtesy of Erik Kabik.
There’s just no stopping Bob Weir, as the Grateful Dead guitarist has announced five spring tour dates for his newly formed Campfire Band in support of the 2016 solo release, Blue Mountain. Comprised of Bryce Dessner, Aaron Dessner, Bryan Devendorf, Scott Devendorf and Josh Kaufman, the acoustic ensemble will support Weir for shows in Texas, Louisiana, and Alabama.The tour begins on April 13th in Dallas, before Weir and co. head to Austin, TX for two nights at the Moody Theatre for the long running Austin City Limits program. The fun doesn’t stop there, as the band will go on to play shows in New Orleans, LA and Mobile, AL on April 18th and 19th, respectively.Weir recently reunited the Campfire Band at Bryce Dessner’s MusicNOW Festival, and did promise more Campfire dates ahead. We’ll be sure to update if more tour dates get announced. In the meantime, Weir has been keeping busy by performing at NAMM and at the Sundance Film Festival Grateful Dead documentary premiere. He’s also set to head to Los Muertos Con Queso this weekend, and has Dead & Company tour dates plotted through the summer. The music never stopped!Bob Weir Campfire Band Tour DatesAPR 13: Music Hall at Fair Park, Dallas, TXAPR 15: ACL Live at Austin, TXAPR 16: ACL Live at Austin, TXAPR 18: The Saenger Theatre at New Orleans, LAAPR 19: Saenger Theatre at Mobile, AL
There’s something magical about the words Horning’s Hideout to fans of The String Cheese Incident. Nestled in the hills of North Plains, OR, the storied grounds have played host to many String Cheese runs throughout the years. The events are often transformative, with musicians and fans coming together to create transcendental experiences.That was certainly the case on a beautiful Saturday, eighteen years ago today, when the Horning’s venue hosted String Cheese Incident for a three-night run. The 2001 Horning’s Hideout run came to a peak on the second night, when Cheese played a total of four sets throughout the day. Starting early in the day, the band played two full sets with big improvisational jam sessions before treating fans to a famed “Ritual Set.” The set included an hour-long jam session that weaved through “Rivertrance” and “Land’s End Reprise,” though it focused heavily on the jamming!Related: Kyle Hollingsworth Talks The String Cheese Incident’s 25th Anniversary [Interview]As if that weren’t enough, the band returned for a fourth set, late-night style. This time, SCI recruited members of The Motet to help out, as well as bassist Tye North. Vocalist Jans Ingber lent his voice to “Use Me” and “Lean On Me” in that final set, bringing this performance to a grand finale.Check out the full audio recording from the night, as taped by John Hart and Gordon K, and a full setlist below.<span data-mce-type=”bookmark” style=”display: inline-block; width: 0px; overflow: hidden; line-height: 0;” class=”mce_SELRES_start”></span>[Audio: John Hart]Setlist: The String Cheese Incident at Horning’s Hideout, North Plains, OR – 8/11/01Set 1: Cedar Laurels, Joyful Sound > Jam¹ > Remington Ride, Latinissmo, Bigger Isn’t Better > Jam > SmileSet 2: Shakin’ the Tree > Jam > Tom Thumb’s Blues, Turn This Around, Dudley’s Kitchen, Outside Inside, Don’t Say > Jam > RolloverSet 3: (Ritual Set): Rivertrance¹, Jams > Land’s End RepriseSet 4: Round the Wheel, Miss Brown’s Teahouse² > The Chicken > Drums > Chamber Maid, Up Against the Wall Redneck Mother, Use Me, Blackberry Blossom³, Lean On MeNotesTye North took over on bass midway through Miss Brown’s and played the rest of the set. Entire set also with members of The Motet: Mike Tiernan (guitar), Greg Raymond (keyboards), Scott Messersmith and Dave Watts (percussion), Matt Spencer (bass), and Jans Ingber (vocals on Use Me and Lean on Me).¹ with Wheel Hoss teases.² unfinished.³ with Is This Love teases.[Originally published 8/11/17]
Over the past year, Sister Sparrow & The Dirty Birds have been on hiatus following the birth of frontwoman Arleigh Kincheloe’s baby. In November of last year, the band announced that it’d be returning to the road, much to the delight of fans nationwide eager to see them back on stage. On April 26th and 27th, Sister Sparrow & The Dirty Birds will make their triumphant return to New York City for a two-night stand at Brooklyn Bowl.In celebration of this exciting doubleheader, the band has cooked up something special for their first show of the run on Thursday, April 26th. Sister Sparrow & The Dirty Birds, in addition to inviting a number of special guests out for the performance, have decided to cover a classic Fillmore live album in its entirety. Rather than choosing themselves, the band has opened up the question to fans, inviting them to vote amongst six options for the band to cover.The options are:Aretha Franklin: Live At The Fillmore (recorded in 1971)Derek And The Dominos: Live At The Fillmore (recorded in 1970)Jefferson Airplane: Live At The Fillmore (recorded in 1968)Neil Young and Crazy Horse: Live At The Fillmore (recorded in 1970)Ten Years After: Live At The Fillmore (recorded in 1970)The Byrds: Live At The Fillmore (recorded in 1969)You can vote for your choice of who’d you like to see Sister Sparrow & The Dirty Birds cover at Brooklyn Bowl later in the month below. For tickets for either of the band’s upcoming New York City shows, you can head here.Stay tuned for updates from the group, as they’ve also announced that they have a brand-new album coming out this fall. Sister Sparrow’s return from hiatus starts tomorrow night, with the group hitting a three-night run across Allston, MA; Philadelphia, PA; and Germantown, MD from April 5th through 7th. More tour dates are available here.&amp;amp;lt;a href=”https://www.wedgies.com/question/sister-sparrow-to-cover-a-classic-fillmore-live-album-in-its-entirety-at-their-april-26th-show-at-brooklyn-bowl-select-the-album-you-want-to-hear-f3uggfjma”&amp;amp;gt;Sister Sparrow to cover a classic Fillmore Live album in its entirety at their April 26th show at Brooklyn Bowl. Select the album YOU want to hear.&amp;amp;lt;/a&amp;amp;gt;
Photo: Lou Montesano Some familiar musicians got together at Brooklyn Bowl on Tuesday night to play much-loved classics. Members of the Terrapin Family Band and Midnight North were joined by many of their friends for a tribute to Tom Petty billed as “Brooklyn Won’t Back Down.” It’s only been six months since Petty’s sudden and all-too-soon passing. Many bands have paid homage by working a Heartbreakers tune into their setlists, but this all-out celebration was a reminder of just how many great songs Petty and company produced during their forty-plus-year history.Kicking things off with “Don’t Do Me Like That”, Grahame Lesh shared vocals with his bandmates throughout the evening. The lineups of Terrapin Family and Midnight North include some overlap, with Lesh and drummer Alex Koford acting as members of both. Midnight North songstress Elliott Peck was also on hand, joined by another female of notable vocal talent, Leslie Mendelson.Working their way through the Petty songbook—“Here Comes My Girl,” “Free Falling,” “Learning to Fly”, “You Wreck Me”, and, of course, “I Won’t Back Down”—it was a mashup of musicians trading places and instruments. Bass duties were shared by Karina Rykman and Scott Padden, and guitarist Eric Krasno joined Terrapin Family Band’s Ross James to add to the already considerable sonic depth. Multi-instrumentalist Jackie Greene maintained a fairly low profile on keyboards for most of the first set before moving to guitar and taking the mic on “Runnin’ Down a Dream”. Stepping out again in the second set for “Mary Jane’s Last Dance,” Greene’s vocals most nearly approximated Petty’s trademark Southern twang.“You Wreck Me”[Video: TheTuddd]One of The Heartbreakers’ live standards was The Byrds’ “So You Wanna Be a Rock ‘n’ Roll Star”, and the evening’s most interesting cover was “I’ll Feel a Whole Letter”—another Byrds classic penned by the late and very much underappreciated Gene Clark. “American Girl” closed things out, with the full complement of musicians filling the stage. Tribute shows can be hit or miss, but with so much talent on hand and such great material to work with, it was a pretty good bet this one was going to be a hit.Thank you, Tom Petty. We miss you.Photos: Brooklyn Won’t Back Down Tom Petty Tribute | Brooklyn Bowl | New York, NY | 4/17/2018 | Credit: Lou Montesano Load remaining images
Space-funk pioneers Lettuce brought the Purple Hatter’s Ball to a wildly satisfying conclusion with jam after jam that shook the very foundations of the Spirit Of The Suwannee Music Park. After days of music featuring Breaking Biscuits, Spafford, Toubab Krewe, Southern Avenue, Roosevelt Collier, and more, the funkateers from NYC came correct and had the crowd bumpin’ and jumpin’ from the first note to the last.It made sense though—thanks to the event’s promoter Paul Levine, Lettuce has been no stranger to the venerated festival site. Between their numerous performances at Suwannee parties like Bear Creek and Hulaween over the years, it’s safe to say Lettuce knows their way around the beloved Amphitheater Stage.Bassist Jesus Comes stalked the front and center, letting his deep round sound play off the incredibly wide assortment of funky beats provided by his rhythm section partner and drummer supreme Adam Deitch. The band’s other dynamic duo, trumpeter Eric “Benny” Bloom and saxophonist Ryan Zoidis (also known as the Shady Horns), used their brass with style, punctuating the highs and drawing out the psychedelic lows. Guitarist Adam Smirnoff acted as a free agent, filling the sonic nooks and crannies with his signature slinky lines, while keyboardist and vocalist Nigel Hall served as a soulful center to Lettuce’s galactic sounds.All this amazing music was being made for more than just another excuse to party til the wee hours; it was a celebration of a fallen friend and a call to arms for justice. The story of Rachel Morningstar Hoffman, who was murdered following the police’s mishandling of informants, is a tragic one that has ended up a cautionary tale for everyone dealing with the legal system. Please check out the foundation that has been set up to honor her loss, and then give the Lettuce clips below a play after you have adjusted the volume to maximum earth-shaking levels! Enjoy!“KHRU”“Ready To Live”“Purple Cabbage”“Your Royal Highness”
A hypothetical scenario: You’re living your best life with your squad at Coachella, taking dope Insta selfies and showing all your followers how great you are at dancing like nobody’s watching, and your hippie-chic designer shades fall in the desert dust and get stomped on by a Chad in a neon tank top. You need new ones stat, or else you may lose out on some likes—and you can’t have that. What do you do? It’s a question we’ve all asked ourselves before…No? Really? Well, maybe not you, specifically, but that must’ve happened to somebody, because Coachella has announced a new solution to that problem: The desert mega-festival will offer Amazon Lockers on the event grounds this year, allowing attendees to receive Amazon delivery packages during the fest. What a time to be alive, amirite?Ahead of this year’s Coachella, set to take place over two weekends in April (4/12–4/14 and 4/19–4/21), Amazon will launch a dedicated Coachella Amazon Locker online storefront. Attendees will be able to order a wide range of items for delivery directly to the Lockers on the event grounds. Once the items are delivered, the customer will receive a bar code that they’ll use to grab their package from the specified locker. As Tech Crunch notes, this will mark the first time Amazon will set up temporary lockers outside of disaster relief efforts.Related: Sirius XM’s Jam On Was Hijacked By Coachella, And People Are Super Pissed“We want customers to make the most out of their weekend at Coachella,” Patrick Supanc, Amazon Worldwide Director of Lockers and Pickup, explained in a statement about Amazon’s Coachella plans. “Bringing the convenience of Amazon Lockers to Coachella will help customers focus on their experience instead of worrying about forgetting something at home or having to carry it in with them.”Good news for the festival’s patrons. Bad news for the enterprising dude selling odds and ends in the campgrounds.[H/T TechCrunch]