Live Truck practice from Eldora, 11:30 a.m. ET

first_imgREAD: Eldora qualifying procedures explained READ MORE: READ: First-half season awards READ: Memorable moments of the first halfcenter_img Follow Truck practice live from Eldora, 11:30 a.m. ET, Wednesday, July 24 READ: Complete coverage from Chicagolandlast_img

Earphunk To Perform As ‘Daft Phunk’ For Series Of Daft Punk Tribute Shows

first_imgProgressively funky group Earphunk is getting in to some funktronica next month, as the group will hit the road performing as Daft Phunk. The run will only last for four shows, including two in Louisiana and two in Texas. Expect some great jams through Daft Punk’s rich catalog from the New Orleans group.Check out a highlight from Earphunk’s last “Daft Phunk” tribute celebration from 2012:You can see the full tour schedule below and head to the band’s website for more information.Earphunk’s ‘Daft Phunk’ Tour Dates4.20 – Varsity Theatre – Baton Rouge, LA4.30 – Tipitina’s – New Orleans, LA (2am) 5.04 – Trees Dallas – Dallas, TX5.06 – Historic Scoot Inn – Austin, TXlast_img

CBDB Is Coming To Brooklyn With In Flux

first_imgCBDB is a progressive rock and roll jamband from Alabama; their music spreading from the southeast across the nation like wildfire. Fresh off the release of their third album, entitled The FAME EP, their live performances continue to strengthen and attract an ever-growing fanbase. Defining a new-founded, southern blend of joyous and progressive funk-rock and roll, CBDB is channeling a sonic bled of soulful vocals, virtuoso, and complimentary musicianship with smart, tasteful songwriting.On stage, each member projects their individual masteries into a fluid, elevated and collective energy of rock-infused spirit. The band is coming to Brooklyn next weekend on Saturday, May 13, for a night at the Knitting Factory with In Flux. Tickets are available here.SUMMER TOUR 2017May 4: Pisgah Brewery – Black Mountain, NC **May 5: Exit/In – Nashville, TN **May 11 AM: RELIX Magazine Office – New York City, NYMay 11 PM: Wonder Bar – Asbury Park, NJMay 12: Funk N Waffles – Syracuse, NY #May 13: Knitting Factory Brooklyn – Brooklyn, NY %May 19: Southbound – Augusta, GAMay 20: Pour House – Charleston, SCMay 26-28: Summer Camp Music Festival – Chilliothe, ILJune 2: Proud Larry’s – Oxford, MSJune 3: Martin’s – Jackson, MSJune 7: Zanzabar – Louisville, KYJune 8: Woodlands – Columbus, OHJune 9: Mousetrap – Indianapolis, INJune 10: The Octave – Covington, KYJune 15: New Brookland Tavern – Columbia, SCJune 16: Barrelhouse – Savannah, GAJune 17: Brew Stash Bash at National Whitewater Center – Charlotte, NC @June 22-25: Electric Forest Festival – Rothbury, MI (weekend 1)June 29-July 2: Electric Forest Festival – Rothbury, MI (weekend 2)July 5-8: Denver, Boulder, Breckenridge and Ft. Collins maybe Durango and Vail as well.July 14: Lowe Mill – Huntsville, AJuly 15: SlossFest Music Festival – Birmingham, ALJuly 28: Soul Kitchen – Mobile, ALJuly 29: Bourbon Street – Auburn, ALAugust 3-5: Werk Out Music Festival – Thornville, OH** with Roots of a Rebellion# with Marbin% with In Flux@ with Perpetual Groovelast_img read more

Phish Will Webcast The Final Two Shows Of Their Main Summer Tour

first_imgAs Phish keeps it rolling down the west coast on their current summer tour, the band has announced webcasts for their upcoming southern California shows at The Forum in Los Angeles on July 22nd and Sleep Train Amphitheatre in Chula Vista on July 23rd. The two shows are the last on the main leg of their tour, leaving only their two nights at LOCKN’ (August 26th and 28th) and their Labor Day weekend run at Dick’s Sporting Goods Park (September 2nd-4th) left on the schedule for this summer. You can pre-order the webcasts here via LivePhish.last_img

Spafford Announces ‘Breakout’ Fall Tour Dates, Presented By L4LM

first_imgIf you’re in need of some serious funk jamming, look no further. Spafford has you covered.The Arizona-based four-piece group refers to themselves as “Electro Funk Therapy.” It’s an apt description for their wholly impressive sound, which captivates in its intensity and groove. They move through genres with ease, yet overwhelm with a combination of rock, funk, jazz, and jam. Take a listen to this track from last year and you’ll see what we mean…We are beyond excited to be partnering up with Spafford, helping cover their fall “Breakout” tour in style. The band has announced a seven-date run through Colorado and the Midwest, hitting stops in Boulder, Denver, Lincoln, Milwaukee, Neenah, Chicago and DeKalb. They’ll also be joined by great groups like Kitchen Dwellers, Digg, A Ferocious Jungle Cat and Conundrum for the first four shows, and intend to add more dates and supporting acts soon!For all the information you’d want about these upcoming dates, be sure to head to Spafford’s website here. You can see the full tour schedule, printed below.Spafford’s Break Out Tour 201609/22 – Boulder, CO – Fox Theatre$09/23 – Denver, CO – Cervantes Other Side#09/24 – Lincoln, NE – Bodega’s Alley%09/28 – Milwaukee, WI – The Miramar Theatre@09/29 – Neenah, WI – Cranky Pat’s09/30 – Chicago, IL – Tonic Room10/01 – DeKalb, IL – The House Cafe$ – w/ Kitchen Dwellers# – w/ Digg% – A Ferocious Jungle Cat@ w/ Conundrumlast_img read more

Drive-By Truckers Take Over The Tabernacle In Atlanta [Gallery/Full Audio]

first_imgThe Drive-By Truckers brought their rock and roll reckoning to The Tabernacle in Atlanta, GA last night, playing to a packed house of eager fans. Touring on the heels of their 2016 effort American Band, the Truckers proved themselves more than capable with a powerhouse performance. The band mixed old classics with new tunes for the show, and worked covers of John Lennon and Neil Young into their setlist for some great rock and rollin’.Thanks to EMily Butler Photography, we can see a photo gallery of images from the performance. Check that out, as well as an audio recording from taper Dillon Fries, below. Load remaining imageslast_img

Jon Cleary Is Giving Away A Free Track From His New Album “Live At Chickie Wah Wah”

first_imgIf you like Jon Cleary, don’t miss him with Nigel Hall, Tony Hall, Derwin “Big D” Perkins, and Raymond Weber when they come together as “MVP” at NOLA Crawfish Festival. They’ll play alongside artists such as George Porter Jr., Eric Krasno, Ivan Neville, John Medeski, John “Papa” Gros, Terence Higgins, and more! You can learn more about this year’s NOLA Crawfish Festival or buy tickets at the event’s website. Modern New Orleans musical mainstay Jon Cleary is one of the most accomplished pianists in funk and R&B. After performing with artists such as B.B. King and Bonnie Raitt earlier in his career, Cleary has built a strong following in recent years, both with his solo band The Absolute Monster Gentlemen and in projects with legendary artists such as Taj Mahal and John Scofield. However, anyone who frequents the Big Easy can attest that some of Cleary’s finest moments come during his hometown solo piano sets, which he performs frequently when he’s not on the road.Recently, Jon stopped by New Orleans venue Chickie Wah Wah and recorded his first-ever live album, which will be released later this month during Jazz Fest. The album, appropriately titled Live At Chickie Wah Wah, is a showcase of Cleary’s singular talents as a solo artist and his ability to fully captivate a room with only his voice, a piano, and his pure passion for music.While the album doesn’t come out for a few more weeks, Cleary has made one song, “Po’ Boy Blues,” available on his website as a free download so his fans can get a taste of the live LP today. Don’t miss out on this chance to get this free track, and look out for more content from Live At Chickie Wah Wah as we get closer to its release!last_img read more

The Tragedy Of The Ariana Grande Terrorist Attack And What It Means For Us

first_imgLast night, an astounding tragedy occurred, as a pair of blasts rang out immediately following American pop starlet Ariana Grande’s show to an audience primarily composed of young people and their parents at the Manchester Arena in the United Kingdom. In the whirlwind of a day that has followed last night’s attack, ISIL has come forward to claim responsibility for the bombing. Twenty-two music fans lost their lives during the terrorist attack (including an eight-year-old girl) and over fifty more were injured, shaking the global community to its core. Times like these are difficult to process or understand. The nature of such senseless violence, particularly when it’s perpetrated against children and teens, is heartbreaking on a scale that is hard to verbalize.There are two things, however obvious, that unite Live For Live Music’s readership: (1) we are humans sharing time on this planet, and (2) we love, seek out, and find solace in music. What happened in Manchester on Monday was an assault on both of these core shared traits and an immeasurable tragedy for all of us. As human beings sharing our brief time on the Earth with one another, it’s heartwrenching and incensing to see innocent people lose their lives. These feelings are only compounded when recognizing that the attack on Monday intentionally targeted Grande’s particular demographic of fans—young people, mostly girls, with full and vibrant lives ahead of them, who have not been in this world long enough to be held responsible for the international politics of today. Ultimately though, this tragedy should not be viewed through the lens of a specific performer or their fan group. This attack was not just perpetrated against attendees of an Ariana Grande concert. It was also an assault on the institution of live music as a whole.As music lovers, we collectively find respite from the daily grind of life with the tunes we listen to and at the shows we frequent. Say what you want about the terminology, but concerts are a safe space for us. The live music setting is one that is sacred to many—a place where we can go to let go, to catch a break from our real lives, even if it’s just for a few hours. Music brings us together. It always has. The tradition of community through music was well-established for years and years before us or our grandparents or their grandparents were on this planet. It’s a basic human urge to gather together, dance, and celebrate with sound. Incidents like the one that happened at Ariana Grande’s show in Manchester, at the nightclub in Orlando, and at the Bataclan in Paris violate and defile what should be jubilant nights for our kindred music-loving brethren.It should not take an excess amount of empathy to recognize that what happened in Manchester could happen to any of us, to members of our close-knit community, to our sisters, brothers, mothers, fathers, or friends. The possibility of mindless acts of terror, domestic or foreign, has become a part of our daily lives. The awareness of this risk casts shadows on our routine actions and follows us throughout the day, rooting itself, however subconsciously, in the back of our thoughts. This is one of the goals of terrorist attacks—to cause monstrous grief, fear, and uncertainty among the population. In these times, perhaps now more than ever, we must come together as fellow humans and as fellow music lovers to comfort each other and to lift one another up. Tell the people close to you that you love them. Tell the people you’re not close to that you love them. Forge and strengthen bonds, and relish these connections.Be safe and take precautions, but at the end of the day, such horrifying acts cannot be allowed to paralyze us from living nor from finding the joy we find in music and one another. Our hearts are with all of you and with the victims of Monday night’s attack.[Photo: LA Times/Jeff J. Mitchell/Getty Images]last_img read more

Bob Weir, Kamasi Washington, JGB Members And More To Celebrate Garcia’s 75th At Red Rocks

first_imgIf he were still around, The Grateful Dead‘s beloved guitarist/vocalist Jerry Garcia would be turning 75 years old  on August 1st, 2017. In honor of the occasion, Bob Weir will lead a special tribute to his late bandmate and friend at Red Rocks Amphitheatre in Morrison, CO on Friday, August 4th.The evening, simply dubbed “Jerry Garcia 75th Birthday Concert,” will feature performances by both Weir’s Campfire Band and The Jerry Garcia 75th Birthday Band, a special collaboration featuring Melvin Seals, Jackie LaBranch, and Gloria Jones of Jerry Garcia Band as well as Oteil Burbridge (Dead & Company), Kamasi Washington, Tom Hamilton (Joe Russo’s Almost Dead; American Babies), Duane Trucks (Widespread Panic) and more guests to be announced.Tickets go on sale Friday, June 16 at 10 a.m. MT here. Get access to pre-sale tickets Wednesday at 10am MT with code: WEIR2017.[Cover photo via Andrew Rios]last_img read more

PHOTOS: Spafford Welcomes Goose Guitarist In Lancaster

first_imgLast night, Spafford continued their ongoing “For Amusement Only” winter tour with a stop at Chameleon Club in Lancaster, PA. The setlist consisted predominantly of tried-and-true live vehicles like “All In”, “Leave The Light On”, and a four-song setlist that sandwiched “Electric Taco Stand” with “Palisades”, continuing straight into a “Weasel” sandwich with “Alternate Ending”. Fan-favorite covers of JJ Grey and Scissor Sisters prevailed, as well as a special guest collaboration with opening band guitarist, Rick Mitartonda from Goose.Check out the setlist and photo gallery below, courtesy of photographer Andrew Hutchins.Setlist: Spafford | Chameleon Club | Lancaster, PA | 01/20/18 I: All In, It’s a Bunch > On Fire*, Todd’s Tots, Radio, Leave the Light On, Slip & Squander**II: Electric Taco Stand > Palisades > Electric Taco Stand > Weasel > Alternate Ending > WeaselE: Take Your Mama^Notes:*JJ Grey**With Rick Mitartonda on Guitar (Goose)^Scissor SistersSpafford’s ongoing tour continues Tuesday nightat The Met in Pawtucket, RI. You can see a full list of upcoming dates below. To get your tickets to any of Spafford’s upcoming “For Amusement Only” tour dates, head to their website.SPAFFORD ‘For Amusement Only’ Tour Upcoming Dates:1/23 – Pawtucket,​ ​RI​ – The Met1/24 – Asbury​ ​Park,​ ​NJ​ – Wonder Bar1/25 – Washington,​ ​D.C​. – Union Stage1/26 – Raleigh,​ ​NC​ – The Pour House Music Hall –1/27 – Atlanta,​ ​GA​ – Terminal West1/31 -​ ​Ft.​ ​Lauderdale,​ ​FL​ – Culture Room2/1 -​ ​Tampa,​ ​FL​ – The Crowbar2/2 – Orlando,​ ​FL​ – The Social2/3 – Jacksonville,​ ​F​L – Jack Rabbits2/28 -​ ​Solana​ ​Beach,​ ​CA​ – Belly Up3/1 – Santa​ ​Barbara,​ ​CA​ – Soho3/2 – Crystal​ ​Bay,​ ​NV​ – Crystal Bay Club Casino3/3 – San​ ​Rafael,​ ​CA​ – Terrapin Crossroads3/7 – Bend,​ ​OR​ – Volcanic Theatre Pub3/8 -​ ​Bellingham,​ ​WA​ – The Shakedown3/9 – Missoula,​ ​MT​ – Top Hat Lounge3/10 – Boise,​ ​ID​ – The Olympic3/11- Salt​ ​Lake​ ​City,​ ​UT​ – The State Room3/14 – Aspen,​ ​CO​ – Belly Up Aspen3/16 – Frisco,​ ​CO​ – Barkley Ballroom3/17 -​ ​Winter​ ​Park,​ ​CO​ – Ullrs TavernSpafford | Chameleon Club | Lancaster, PA | 01/20/18 | Photos by Andrew Hutchins Photo: Andrew Hutchins Photo: Andrew Hutchinscenter_img Load remaining imageslast_img read more