Lotus Performs A ‘Spiritualized’ Zelda Theme In Milwaukee Opener

first_imgIt was almost a year ago to the day when Lotus last performed in Milwaukee. Last February 28th, they played a stellar show that was worthy of Wisconsin Public Television. It’s not every day that you can turn on your public access channel and see quality jamtronica! Although last night’s Lotus show won’t be rebroadcast on TV, it was still a heater and was a great way to kick off the two night run at Turner Hall Ballroom.The show opened up with “Suitcases,” an older song that got the crowd moving. They followed with newer tunes “Neon Tubes” and “Cold Facts.” An amazing “Wooly Mammoth” followed. “Mammoth” is one of their older songs, and last night it was played exceptionally well. There is no extreme shredding of the guitar, no samples from any of the band members, nor any loud bass rhythms. The song is slow and very patient, and it allows the band to really improvise and play around with a beautiful groove. Percussionist Chuck Morris’ subtle but crystal-clear tambourine hits lead to the end of the song featuring a blissful guitar lick by guitarist Mike Rempel. Last night the song was executed to musical perfection.Lotus kept the music going. They played good versions of “Age of Inexperience,” “Arupa,” and “Kesey Seed.” They chose to close out the set with fan favorite “Spiritualize.” As soon as the opening synthesizer riffs began, the crowd erupted in jubilation. This “Spiritualize” was no different than many other versions in that it was long and it afforded a jam vehicle for the band. The song got very danceable, and, when nobody was expecting it, they took it into the “Legend of Zelda” theme song. Both video game geeks and Lotus fans alike enjoyed the unique cover choice that has been a staple in their sets for years. After playing both the heroic part of the melody as well as the darker, dungeon theme, they returned to “Spiritualize” to finish the set. A double encore ended the night with smiles all around.While we hope some media of this awesome moment comes to light, here’s footage of Lotus playing the Zelda Theme from 2009:Two night runs are always short but sweet. Last night, Lotus performed well and the end result was a great show. Most in the crowd will probably be returning tonight to see Lotus continue to play in prime form. Tonight they will finish their run in Milwaukee with what will indubitably be an absolute dance party. Cheers to Lotus and cheers to the weekend!Check out the setlist below, as well as a full gallery from Daniel Ojeda:Setlist: Lotus at the Turner Hall Ballroom, Milwaukee, WI – 2/25/16Set: Suitcases, Neon Tubes, Cold Facts, Wooly Mammoth, Age of Inexperience, Arupa, Philly Hit, We Are Now Connected, Kesey Seed, Spiritualize> Legend of Zelda Theme> SpiritualizeEncore: Sunset of the Giant Dipper, Bush Pilot Load remaining imageslast_img read more

The Geek x Vrv Bring Kaskade To Life With Funk-Laden Remix [Listen]

first_imgHailing from France, electronic duo The Geek x Vrv are taking a fresh approach to their genre. Their live shows are backed with horns, keyboards and more, with an emphasis on the funky elements of soul, R&B and more.The duo take things to the next level with a funked out remix of “Us” by Kaskade x CID, premiering via All Good Records. The group continues to make a name for themselves in the French scene, and it’s easy to hear why with a track like this.Listen to The Geek x Vrv’s remix of “Us” below:You can get a larger sense of what it’s like to listen to these two at work from their video below: Paris !! Thank you forever <3Paris, merci beaucoup, c’était notre tout premier concert en tête d’affiche dans notre propre ville. Une énergie folle, vous étiez géniaux! Cette nuit nous marquera à jamais grâce à vous !! On vous aime Posted by The Geek x Vrv on Wednesday, December 9, 2015 For more on this exciting duo, head to their Facebook page.last_img read more

Preservation Hall Jazz Band Welcomes Arcade Fire’s Kiol Diki To Close Out Montreal Jazz Festival

first_imgMontreal boasts the largest and most prestigious jazz festival in North America, hosting six outdoor stages that are free for attendees, as well as ticketed shows throughout the Place des Arts complex in the heart of downtown. The fact that Preservation Hall Jazz Band closed out the entire ten day Festival International de Jazz de Montreal at the 1,500 seat Theatre Maisonneuve concert hall is a testament to the ascendance of New Orleans music in the international jazz scene. Pres Hall’s ninety minute set not only had the crowd up and dancing to an array of genres, but also recognized the power of music to heal pain and division in such saddened times, direct from the heart of where jazz was born, New Orleans.Opening band Jazz Street Boyz (much better than their canny name), a sophisticated French-Canadian Gypsy Trad band, slayed a St. James Infirmary cover and jerked tears with their original “The Way You Dream” that got the crowd into a tizzy of excitement with their strings and trumpet playing. But move on over Québécois upstarts, we need some heavy Preservation Hall horns up in here! Starting off their ninety minute set with Danny Barker’s original “Tootie Ma”, which became re-popularized by the Tom Waits collaboration with Pres Hall off their album, “Preservation”, set the tasty mood with it’s deep tenor sax and dirty vocal performance by Clint Maedgen.To take the cake, Charlie Gabriel celebrated his 84th birthday by singing “I Think I Love You,” written by Pres Hall’s Creative Director, Ben Jaffe, for his daughter, Emma, off the album “That’s It”. It was all sweet-tooth sounds, but the cuteness cut into a tangy, spicy route on their Cuban compositions with “Solano” and “El Manicero”. I don’t think Montreal has ever mamboed so hard as it did to the Mardi Gras Indian chant, “Shallow Water”, featuring Haitian percussionist, Kiol Diki, of Arcade Fire.The highs were highs, but attention needed to be addressed to more a somber side of issues presented today. Jaffe got real with the audience before the classic gospel hymn, “A Closer Walk With Thee”. He introduced the song with a heart-felt speech stating, “In New Orleans the way we celebrate death is through our music, the dead live on through our horns…This is for those who have passed, and we honor them tonight… If ya’ll haven’t heard about what’s been happening in the world, It’s 2016 and we can’t get our shit together. We have to come together, we have to make a change.” Everyone was feeling the slow dirge as drummer Walter Harris poured into his snare roll while Rickie Monie soulfully played the Steinway Grand with passion. It was a beautiful moment, New Orleans representing at it’s finest.But you can’t leave the Montreal Jazz Fest on a tearful note, you gotta leave them wanting more. And that’s what happened when Pres Hall came out for not just one, but a double encore! Of course, every crowd goes crazy for a Jackson 5/Stevie Wonder medley, but this fancy pants of a symphony hall got an extra lagniappe treat when the house lights re-dimmed for Ronell Johnson to lead the way with his zesty trombone and powerhouse stage presence on Pres Hall’s original Gospel tune, “Dear Lord.” Everyone was celebrating. Montreal had the taste of New Orleans’ flavor they were hungry for. It was joyful, spicy, but above all, an authentically real experience. Congrats, gentlemen, as Johnson belted in final chorus, “you picked them up, turned them around, and put their feet on higher ground.”Words and photos by Annie Gaia. Full gallery: Load remaining imageslast_img read more

Widespread Panic Covers Talking Heads, Rolling Stones In Oakland Finale

first_imgWidespread Panic continued their current summer tour last night with their second of two shows at Oakland, CA’s Fox Theatre. The band dropped a heater on the west coast crowd, including a first set closing rendition of Talking Heads‘ “Life During Wartime” a performance of the Rolling Stones classic “You Can’t Always Get What You Want” to close out the encore, as well as a “Drums” segment that featured Richie “Shakin” Nagan (George Clinton and Parliament Funkadelic) on the shaker and Nigerian percussionist Sikiru Adepoju on the talking drum.Fanshot video of Panic’s second set performance of “Sleeping Man” surfaced this morning courtesy of YouTube user Mrtopdogger. Check it out below:Panic continues their California run with a show at The Wiltern in LA tonight.Widespread Panic Setlist – Fox Theatre – Oakland, CA – 7/15/16Set 1:   Wondering, Up All Night, Better Off, Can’t Get High, For What It’s Worth, Cease Fire, Disco, Greta > Life During Wartime (58 mins)Set 2:   Glory, Good People > Love Tractor, Aunt Avis, You Shoud Be Glad, Sleeping Man, B of D > Chilly Water > Drums* > Bear’s Gone Fishin’ > Bust It Big > Chilly WaterEncore: Trouble, You Can’t Always Get What You WantNotes –  * w/ Richie Nagan on Shaker; Sikiru Adepoju on Talking Drum[setlist via PanicStream.com]last_img read more

Twiddle, Turkuaz, Nahko & More Highlight The First-Ever Tumble Down [Audio/Gallery]

first_imgLast weekend, Vermont jam band Twiddle hosted their inaugural Tumble Down festival at the Burlington Waterfront Park. The band brought tons of great music to the town, recruiting Nahko & Medicine for the People, Cabinet, Turkuaz, Holly Bowling and more for the experience. Of course, it was the hometown group Twiddle that pulled out all the stops, bringing big jams and some great guest stars to power their four festival sets.On the first night, the big surprise was an appearance from the full horn and vocalist sections of Turkuaz, who helped Twiddle conclude their show with a rollicking version of “Funky Town.”The guests continued on night two, as Holly Bowling performed between sets and stayed on to usher the return of Twiddle. During the musical interlude, Phish keyboardist Page McConnell made a guest appearance, dabbling with Bowling and Ryan Dempsey in “When It Rains It Poors.”Watch pro-shot footage of “When It Rains It Poors,” courtesy of Frendly Productions, below.The second night show also featured Scott Zwang of Dopapod, who joined in for “Lost In The Cold” towards the end of the second set. It was a great weekend full of music and fun. Check out some of Dave DeCrescente Photography‘s images from the night below, as well as setlists (via uTwiddle.net) and full audio recordings of Twiddle’s sets (via taper Mark Van Blunk), below! Load remaining images Setlist: Twiddle at Tumble Down, Burlington, VT – 7/29/16Soundcheck: Fire On HighSet 1: Blueberry Tumble, Brown Chicken Brown Cow[1], Amydst The Myst, Westcotton Candy, Zazu’s Flight, Beehop[2], HoneybursteSet 2: Fire On High, Blunderbuss, Tiberius, Every Soul, Beethoven and Greene, Carter Candlestick[3], The Catapillar> Funky Town[4]Show Notes: This show was a part of the “Festively Plump” 2016 summer tour. This was the first show of the inagural Tumble Down music festival. Annie In The Water replaced Kitchen Dwellers who had flight troubles and were unable to make their opening set. Turkuaz played prior to Twiddle and Holly Bowling played a tweener set. “Funky Town” was last played 2016-02-20 (41 Shows).[1] “Brown Chicken Brown Cow” featured Craig Brodhead (Turkuaz) on drums. [2] “Beehop” contained ‘Pawn Shop’ (Sublime) quotes from Mihali.[3] “Carter Candlestick” conained a “Get Lucky” (Daft Punk) tease and was dedicated to Mihali’s mom who was in attendance.[4] “Funky Town” featured Sammi Garett (Turkuaz) and Shira Elias (Turkuaz) on vocals. The lyrics were changed to ‘Won’t you take me to Tumble Down?’. The song also featured Chris Brouwers (Turkuaz) on trumpet/keys, Greg Sanderson (Turkuaz) on tenor sax and Josh Schwartz (Turkuaz) on brass sax.Setlist: Twiddle at Tumble Down, Burlington, VT – 7/30/16Set 1: Subconscious Prelude> Earth Mama, Brick Of Barley, Daydream Farmer, Second Wind, Indigo Trigger> Subconscious Prelude, Best Feeling[1]Set 2: Hatti’s Jam[2] -> When It Rains, It Poors[3], Dr. Remidi’s Melodium, Grandpa Fox, Lost In The Cold[4], Wasabi Eruption -> The BoxShow Notes: This show was a part of the “Festively Plump” 2016 summer tour. This was the second night of the inagural Tumble Down music festival. Cabinet opened the show followed by Nahko and Medicine For The People right before Twiddle. Holly Bowling played a tweener set.[1] “Best Feeling” contained a “Smooth Criminal” (Michael Jackson) jam.[2] “Hatti’s Jam” was started by Holly Bowling solo and slowly blended into a full band performance of “When It Rains, It Poors” featuring Holly. [3] “When It Rains, It Poors” featured Holly Bowling and Page McConnell (Phish) on keys. [4] “Lost In The Cold” featured Scott Zwang (Dopapod) on drums.All photos via Dave DeCrescente Photography; full gallery below.last_img read more

Pickathon Music Festival Brings Great Music And An Intimate Vibe To Oregon

first_imgWhen you mention Pickathon Music Festival to people who have not been, chances are they will have one of two reactions. They will either point out that it was the festival from Portlandia, or they will not know what you are talking about. Pickathon has certainly kept a lower profile nationally, as multi-day music festivals have been booming up across the country (its attendance is capped at 3,500 people), but it has been nurtured into one of the Pacific Northwest’s cultural touchstones and boasts one of the most eclectic lineup of folk, rock and indie acts in the nation.The best way to experience Pickathon is to go into with as open a mind as possible. This is not to prepare yourself for weird campground dynamics or odd late-night customs, but rather to counter the polarizing, preconceived notions of what a Portland festival might be. Yes, every third person dresses like they play in one of the bands or are already in a band, but it is the most polite, family-friendly, good-natured festival that I’ve ever attended. The peripheral party scene was smaller than most festivals and most people were hardcore music lovers just there to get their fix.Also the grounds at Pendarvis Farm also offer some of the prettier, intimate settings to see music. The Mt. Hood Stage looks like a carnival day dream with colorful, tent canvases framing the bands beautifully, and at only about three feet above the ground with no barricade you couldn’t get any closer to headlining bands like Beach House and Jeff Tweedy. When you venture into the woods, you are greeted by the Woods Stage, a natural amphitheater with a stage made entirely out of intertwining branches; It is an enchanted hovel that is as picturesque as they come. It is Pickathon’s crown jewel of concert spaces and it’s one of the most memorable places to see live music in the United States.Friday, August 5thCome Friday morning, the hills were alive with the sounds of thousands of people settling into their festival bungalows for the weekend. Little campsites were carved into terraces among the ferny brush with hammocks swinging among the emerald leaves. People bent mossy branches into entrance arches and strung lights from the trees to personalize their areas, creating a connected atmosphere between people and nature. The array of tents in the forest hills felt like an invading army gearing up for a siege, though the tapestries and Christmas lights hinted that the army came in stoned, blissful peace.  Thursday was the official first day of Pickathon, but the festival didn’t really settle into cruising speed until Friday afternoon when the majority of Pickers had arrived. Building on momentum from Thursday night, Nashville’s Promised Land Sound delivered a satisfying set heavy on its most recent LP, For “Use And Delight”. Bassist Joe Scala and guitarist Peter Stringer-Hye’s melodies on songs like “She Takes Me There” blew through the crowd like a warm, summer breeze, before guitarist Sean Thompson would surge through it with determined electricity like an afternoon thunderstorm.Later in the day Kevin Morby made his second straight appearance at Pickathon on the Treeline Stage. Morby bounced on stage to his kinetic, Brooklyn-meets-surf guitar rock like any other fan, long locks swishing back and forth across his face. The MVP of the crisp set though was guitarist Meg Duffy, who found the back pocket it every song and made them her own, especially a light solo on “Miles Miles Miles” that felt like she was releasing butterflies into the air.“This place makes me want to howl, give the woods some noise,” Patrick Watson demanded from the crowd during a late afternoon slot at the Woods Stage. Watson swept the crowd off its feet with his textured, elegant pop music and the delicate setting only enhanced the serenity of the set. It was music to be born to, live to and die to, a whole life’s worth of emotions and experiences tied together over the course of an hour.Having come back from a 2011 hiatus earlier this year, indie stalwarts Wolf Parade had a lot of expectations to live up to for their headlining slot at the Mt. Hood Stage Friday night. They exceeded those expectations with a fiery, heart-on-its-sleeve performance that invigorated dedicated fans and wowed new ones. When the the band burst open its climatic anthem “I Believe In Anything,” the genuine displays of joy on people throughout the crowd who had waited for years for Wolf Parade to emerge again showed they still did.Saturday, August 6thWith the hustle and bustle of Friday over, Saturday was about letting the festival come to you rather than you come to the festival. Looking at the schedule that meant settling in amongst the hay bales and mossy trees at the Woods Stage for the first part of the day for a string of acoustic and folk acts whose sound resonated with the floral majesty of the place.Irish string band I Draw Slow were emotional force to reckon with on stage as they bounced between tender ballads and charged breakdowns. Louise Holden’s golden pipes were a revelation and its closing barn burner “Lowdown Girl Like Me” is the exact kind of whiskey-in-the-veins song that runs like a river and will have your hairs standing up on the back of your neck.Emotional charged protest songs are not usually ones to tap your foot to, but Hurray for the Riff Raff proved that songs with a message could also have groove to them. Alynda Lee Segarra’s tales of the disenfranchised and oppressed floated on a rhythm of New Orleans-inspired folk and blues, her voice laid back but reverent for the stories she was telling. Amongst favorites like “Look Out Mama and “The Body Electric,” the band showcased some new songs on the horizon, like “Nothing’s Gonna Change That Girl” that had an easy, rolling tide to it. The impressive balance of stories and music from Hurray for the Riff Raff made it one of the best acts of the festival.North Carolina’s Mount Moriah rounded out the initial lineup of Woods Stage artists with frontwoman Heather McIntire’s brand of mountainous, country rock that could sweetly cut you down to size. She had the look In her embroidered black and tan cowboy shirt, but what really mattered was her incisive lyrics and palpable energy playing the guitar. She drew from the band’s most recent LP How To Dance and a lot of people surely went looking for it at the merchandise table to take home with them after her impressive showcase.Saturday’s headliners Yo La Tengo and Jeff Tweedy couldn’t have provided a more satisfying one-two punch for Pickathon. Yo La Tengo has been a critical darling for much of its career and has been one of a handful of indie bands that demand attention anytime they put out something new. Friday evening they played a reserved, mellow set at the Woods stage, but Saturday evening’s show was an hour of fuzzy, tonal soundscapes that pulled at the fabric of your face and eardrums.Where Tengo provided the weird, Tweedy provided the familiar. The Wilco frontman is one of the best songwriters of his generation and his time with Uncle Tupelo and Wilco have spawned a whole generation of musicians looking for that alt-country sound that is as influenced by Johnny Cash and Gram Parsons as it is Television and Elvis Costello. From “I Am Trying To Break Your Heart” to “Hummingbird,” Tweedy felt more like he was bringing up old memories than he was singing songs and the stripped-down set allowed the normally reserved guitarist to open up with sarcastic banter and one liners.Sunday, August 7thOvercast clouds greeted Pickers Sunday morning, fitting the narrative that Portland is gray most of the year. Along with its iconic weather, Portland is home to a comprehensive music scene that applauds the unique and idiosyncratic and the last day of the festival supported that ethos with a delightfully varied lineup.There was some musical gumbo happening on the Mt. Hood Stage Sunday that had people dancing all day long. Keyboardist extraordinaire Cory Henry laid down some seriously slick tunes with drummer Tayron Lockett that defined how much talent that man has in his fingers. It was all covers, like Gnarls Barkley’s “Crazy,” but the duo crammed them full with syncopated tangents and heady jams whose musical complexity belied the laid back charm of their playing.Later, Thao & The Get Down Stay Down, led by the insatiable powder keg Thao Nguyen, got the festival hopped up on its unique wavelength. The band is not afraid of nothing and its jangly funk is filled with a spirit for life and dancing, a band that flies its freak flag proudly. Ezra Furman is another artist that protests the conventional norms and his message of spiritual and sexual freedom shot through the amplifiers with a punk-inspired, 50’s rock and roll sound resonated throughout a stoked crowd. And nothing is more rock and roll than a man playing rock and roll in a dress and pearls.Scandinavia had a big day in the northwest on Sunday as both Daniel Norgen and My Bubba wooed people with their songs. Norgen’s set was one of the most attended Woods Stage performances of the weekend and his high, piney voice fit well amongst the foliage as lovers’ hands intertwined. His songs were both ecstatic and poignant in nature, especially the closing “Whatever Turns You On” which drew a huge standing ovation from the onlookers. On the Treeline Stage female duo My Bubba were far more reserved but equally fascinating. The duo played prickly, delicate ballads whose intimacy and detail made them feel like they had been passed down from generations. They were quiet but they demanded as much attention as anyone playing that weekend.Headliners Beach House electrified the night with a magical show that blended its spacey, synth-based pop with a dazzling light display. The band was lost in a haze of smoke and color and the absence of any physical representation of the group brought to the forefront the power of its songs that pulsed into the night. When it was done, the festival capped off its weekend with performances on the Starlight Stage including stunning Portland folk trio Joseph, whose celestial harmonies rang true under the stars and yearning, acerbic tones from Yemen Blues.Whatever you might think of Pickathon, don’t let the cultural misconceptions and noise surrounding the festival be a factor in your view. Those who attend will recognize that it is one of the greenest, eclectic, enjoyable festivals in the country whose integrity is built on a bedrock of inspirational musical experiences rather than a mountain of flannels and PBRs.last_img read more

UM’s Brendan Bayliss To Sing National Anthem At Upcoming Chicago Cubs Game

first_imgWith the recent announcement that Umphrey’s McGee will spend three nights in Chicago over New Year’s Eve, guitarist Brendan Bayliss is showing his love for the city in the coolest way possible. Though UM originated in South Bend, IN, the band has always called Chicago home, and now Bayliss will get an opportunity on the city’s most renowned stage: Wrigley Field.On September 19th, Bayliss will be on hand to sing the National Anthem at the Cubs game against the Cincinnati Reds. As Bayliss is the most prominently featured singer in Umphrey’s, it must be a real honor for him to get this opportunity to sing before the game.Check out the band’s post about this below:last_img read more

Enjoy Taco Tuesday With This Pro-Shot Footage Of Spafford’s “Electric Taco Stand” [Watch]

first_imgArizona upstarts Spafford are still busting out of their shell as of late. With two highly anticipated post-Phish late night shows this New Year’s Eve, and a slate of 2017 tour dates supporting like-minded jammers Umphrey’s McGee on deck, there’s a lot to be excited about with these rising stars of the improv scene.Back in September, Spafford hit Boulder, Colorado’s Fox Theatre as part of their Breakout Tour. The band showcased their unique and aggressive jamming on that evening, infusing progressive rock, speed-funk, and jazz-fusion to create an awesome vibe that left the crowd begging for more.Thankfully, the band has released pro-shot footage of one of the highlights from their set at the Fox. Below, you can watch the raging version of “Electric Taco Stand” that they delivered at the Fox, and experience the glory of Spafford for yourself.If you enjoyed the video above, make sure to check out Spafford at their post-Phish late-night shows this December. The band will be sharing the bill with the Magic Beans on December 30th or on December 31st at American Beauty, just one block from Madison Square Garden.last_img read more

Listen To The Full Audio From Phish’s Great Opening Night In Texas

first_imgPhish’s fall tour continued last night, as the band performed the first of two nights at the Verizon Theatre at Grand Prairie in Grand Prairie, TX. The show was filled with deep cuts, giving an old school vibe as they kept the surprises coming throughout both sets. With Vegas just around the corner, excitement is running high, and Phish capitalized with a performance that did not disappoint.Listen to the full audio below, courtesy of Jam Buzz, and follow along for the full recap and setlist.The first set contained back-to-back songs from Big Boat to get things started: the funky favorite “No Men In No Man’s Land”, and “Breath And Burning”. “No Men” had the crowd raging from the first notes, as Trey Anastasio got things cooking. The bluegrass-bounce of “Poor Heart” brought the energy up before a funky “Wolfman’s Brother” gave the band an opportunity for some early show jamming. Phish then performed their first “Water In the Sky” of the fall tour, opting to play the slowed-down version. Clinfton Chenier’s “My Soul” would then return for the second time in four shows.The first set continued with more tour debuts, including classics like “NICU,” “It’s Ice,” and “Ocelot.” After that, Mike Gordon took the lead on the song “Fuck Your Face,” which Trey commented was his second-favorite song in Phish’s catalog. He then had Jon Fishman lead his favorite, the new song “Ass Handed.” Fishman also took the rhythmic lead with some pounding drums on the rocker, “Saw It Again.” The softer Big Boat tune “Running Out Of Time” followed, providing a cool-down moment before the band played their first Junta song of the tour, “David Bowie.” This was a jamming way to end the set!Phish opened up their second set with an unusual choice, “Dog Faced Boy.” Played for the first time in 50 shows (8/11/15), the song has never served as a set opener in its 22 year history. The bluesy rock got the second set going, and “Seven Below” kept things going with some light guitarwork from Trey. The band again played “Petrichor,” issuing their fourth version of the composition in eight shows.“Maze” followed, bringing up the energy with a great second set rendition of the Rift classic. The band chose to include one of their older ballads, “Dirt,” next. The song’s whistling shuffle was a welcomed sentimental moment in the set, but the real improvisational meat of the set had yet to come. The band brought out “I Always Wanted It This Way” for the second time of the tour, really settling in with a great funk jam. Page McConnell rocked the vocals and lead the synth-heavy song through its longest version yet. After 12 minutes or so, it was Trey that careened into a huge “Piper” that saw the guitarist take the band into a stop-and-start, speed funk territory. The “I Always Wanted It This Way> Piper” was a true highlight of the night.Finally, the band closed out the set with the fan-favorite, “Bug.” The awesome rendition captured some of Anastasio’s most melodic playing of the night, encapsulating the energy of the evening to close out the set. After the short break, Phish returned to the stage for a rare take on “Buffalo Bill” for the first time since Magnaball, before capping the evening off with an awesome take on the Velvet Underground‘s “Rock and Roll”.Phish returns to Grand Prairie, TX for the second night of the run tonight. You can check out the full setlist below.Setlist: Phish at Verizon Theatre, Grand Prairie, TX – 10/24/16Set 1: No Men In No Man’s Land, Breath and Burning, Poor Heart, Wolfman’s Brother, Water in the Sky, My Soul, NICU, It’s Ice> Ocelot, Fuck Your Face, Ass Handed, Saw It Again, Running Out of Time, David BowieSet 2: Dog Faced Boy, Seven Below, Petrichor, Maze> Dirt, I Always Wanted It This Way> Piper, BugEncore: Buffalo Bill> Rock and Rolllast_img read more

STS9 Spells “TRICK OR TREAT ATHENS” For Halloween Celebration [Setlist]

first_imgLivetronica outfit STS9 spent Halloween at Georgia Theatre last night, treating Athens, GA fans to a groove-heavy celebration in honor of the spooky holiday. Last year, STS9 played a “HAPPY HALLOWEEN DC” show for their fans, using the first letter of each song to spell out the message.This year, the band combed through their material to spell “TRICK OR TREAT ATHENS,” putting together songs like “Twilight” into “Rabble,” “Itzamana” and more for the performance. As fans slowly realized the band was spelling out a message, they naturally began to guess what songs could come next, only adding to the excitement of the show.Check out the full setlist below, courtesy of the Church of STS9 on Facebook.Setlist: STS9 at the Georgia Theatre, Athens, GA – 10/31/16Set I:Twilight>RabbleItzamanaClick Lang Echo>>KamuyOil & Water#Ramone & EmiglioTo The World Set II:RentEquinoxAimlesslyTotemArigatoToothHi-KeyEvasive ManeuversEncore:New Dawn, New DaySun, Moon & Stars# – featured Water section (first time played)last_img read more