Billy & The Kids To Play Sweetwater Music Hall With Eric Krasno, Greyboy Allstars

first_imgLegendary Grateful Dead drummer Bill Kreutzmann will never stop rocking! Aside from his work in Dead & Company, Kreutzmann champions his own Dead tribute, Billy & The Kids. With a lineup that features Reed Mathis, Aron Magner and Tom Hamilton, the electric quartet have been making waves over the last couple of years, playing assorted performances to the delight of longtime fans.Today, the group announced a second date for 2016, performing at the Sweetwater Music Hall in Mill Valley, CA on April 8th. The performance comes just one day before a scheduled set at The Warfield in San Francisco, CA. Excitingly, both Bay Area shows will feature Eric Krasno providing additional guitarwork, and Greyboy Allstars have signed on for opening support. We’re certainly keeping our fingers crossed that Karl Denson finds his way into a Grateful Dead song or two throughout the run.Stream Billy & The Kids’ Incredible Set Featuring Bob Weir At The Peach Festival 2015Tickets for the April 8th Sweetwater show are available here (they go on sale this Friday, February 26th at 10 AM PST), and tickets for the April 9th Warfield are on sale now.last_img read more

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Gov’t Mule Busts Out First ‘Just Got Paid’ Since 2005, Covers Grateful Dead, Pink Floyd & More [Watch]

first_imgGov’t Mule led a full on rager at the Saranac Brewery in Utica, NY last night, playing a bevy of hits and covers for the upstate New York crowd. The band was in full force, opening up with “Steppin’ Lightly” and not relenting for a powerhouse performance.The Mule went cover heavy in the Saranac showing, playing Bob Marley’s “Lively Up Yourself,” ZZ Top’s “Just Got Paid,” Pink Floyd’s “One Of These Days > Fearless,” Humble Pie’s “30 Days In The Hole,” and Ray Charles’ “I Don’t Need No Doctor” during the main set. The “Just Got Paid” was played for the first time since 2005, though the song was a staple of early Mule shows and is featured on the band’s recent archival release The Tel-Star Sessions.Warren Haynes Talks Gov’t Mule’s Beginnings, New Album & The ‘Magical’ Red Rocks PerformanceThe band also welcomed out Blackberry Smoke’s Charlie Starr and Brandon Still during the encore, playing a cover of Grateful Dead’s “Sugaree” before launching into the Haynes-penned hit, “Soulshine.”Watch the full encore below, courtesy of Dancintank. You can also watch video of the Pink Floyd medley, streaming below.The full setlist from last night’s show is posted below as well, courtesy of setlist.fm.Edit this setlist | More Gov’t Mule setlistslast_img read more

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Relive My Morning Jacket’s Mindblowing Performance With Full-Set Audio & Videos From LOCKN’

first_imgAttendees of LOCKN’, and anyone who live streamed the festival sets, would probably all agree that My Morning Jacket was the weekend’s highlight – if not, the highlight of 2016. As far as having the most professionally executed, mind-blowingly awesome, and enormously strong set, MMJ’s 18-song set was filled with musical highs and strides of pure excellence, leaving those fortunate enough to experience it totally jaw-dropped in amazement.The band hit all their fan-favorited hits, including “Off The Record”, “I’m Amazed”, “Touch Me I’m Going To Scream Pt. 2”, and “One Big Holiday”, also introducing the debuts of two new covers that had audience members singing harmoniously in the evening’s chills. Burt Bacharach’s “What The World Needs Now Is Love” provided an intense reminder to the lucky festival-goers that reality beyond the farm is in need of some serious love. After mixing in covers of Prince’s “Purple Rain”, frontman Jim James‘ solo track “State of the Art (AEIOU)”, and Bob Marley‘s “Could You Be Loved”, MMJ shot right into another cover debut of David Bowie‘s “Rebel Rebel”.The band, tying together the knots of past, present, living, and dead, delivered the type of experience that will be remembered for decades to come. A perfect way to close out Saturday’s main stage, My Morning Jacket just gained a whole new following.You can listen to the full set below, thanks to taper opsopcopolis:Enjoy these glorious fan-shot videos, courtesy of the glorious waves of YouTube:Full Set(courtesy of YouTube user GratefuLSD25 .5)What The World Needs Now – Burt BacharachPurple Rain – PrinceState of The Art (AEIOU) – Jim JamesRebel Rebel – David Bowielast_img read more

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The Motet To Headline Red Rocks With Jurassic 5 & The California Honeydrops

first_imgLast year, The Motet turned heads with a funk fueled celebration for their first-ever headlining performance at Red Rocks Amphitheatre in Morrison, CO. After recruiting Vulfpeck and Medeski Martin & Wood in the summer of 2016, the funk band will return to Red Rocks once more for a headlining performance in 2017! On June 2nd, The Motet will hit the stage following supporting performances from Jurassic 5 and The California Honeydrops.Sounds like a great triple billing to us! You can find more information about these shows on the band’s website.last_img read more

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Top Collaborations We Need To See At Fool’s Paradise

first_imgFool’s Paradise is less than a month away, and we’re starting to get excited about all the amazing music that’s in the works for the event! The two-day St. Augustine event promises out-of-the-box collaborations all weekend long, in addition to the already-announced lineup with Lettuce x2, Joe Russo’s Almost Dead (with Jeff Chimenti), The Floozies, The Motet, Manic Science (a special set with Manic Focus & Break Science) The Main Squeeze, Organ Freeman, and Oteil Burbridge & Antwaun Stanley as artists-at-large. Anyone who went to Fool’s Paradise last year knows that the event is a breeding ground for collaborations. Griz joined Lettuce for a unique collaborative set; Corey Henry used his artist-at-large title to sit in with Vulfpeck; Weedie Braimah added some percussive thunder to one of Lettuce‘s sets, and Chris Robinson invited George Porter Jr., Ivan Neville, The Shady Horns, Neal Casal, and more to the stage for his Soul Revue. Of course, who could forget the many members of Lettuce that sat in with Vulfpeck during the “Fools For Funk” late night, which featured members of Lettuce, Vulfpeck, Goldfish, and more. The whole weekend was a non-stop barrage of exciting sit-ins, and we expect this year’s edition of Fool’s Paradise to feature more of the same vibe.With that in mind, we’ve put together a wish-list of collaborations that we’d love to see at this Fool’s Paradise 2017. Check out the list below, and get on our level of excitement for this unmatched weekend of music!1. The Main Squeeze + Antwaun Stanley The Main Squeeze will bring their blend of soul, hip-hop, funk, and rock to Fool’s Paradise, with their aim to blow away the St. Augustine crowd with their addictive grooves, their tight playing, and their positive vibes. With resident Vulfpeck vocalist Antwaun Stanley on hand as artist-at-large, we can’t think of a better combination at Fool’s Paradise. Thinking about Stanley and The Main Squeeze’s Corey Frye trading vocals on a choice cover is giving us all the feels already.2. The Floozies + The Shady HornsThe Floozies know how to throw a party. Their energetic live show attracts new fans at each stop,  winning them over with their infectious electro-funk sounds. What could be better than adding the impressive duo that is The Shady Horns to the mix? Saxophonist Ryan Zoidis and trumpet player Eric “Benny” Bloom will be in St. Augustine with Lettuce, and would make perfect sense as special guests with The Floozies. Their work in the Break Science Live Band, with Gramatik, and with the Coomes Brothers at Brooklyn Comes Alive are proof that these two are some of the most versatile players in the game. We hope they hop on stage and add their inimitable skills to The Floozies’ set.3. The Motet + Nigel HallIf you were on Jam Cruise 13, you had the chance to catch The Motet present “Funk Bingo.” The band would play a classic funk song, and the first fan who guessed the song would win a small prize, while the fan who completed their funk bingo card first won the grand prize. Let’s just say that the fun-loving Jam Cruise crowd wasn’t the quickest to recognize these songs. Nigel Hall was in the room, and was incredulous that the fans weren’t quick to the take on these tracks. He insisted on jumping on stage and, without rehearsal, played keys for each and every amazing funk track that The Motet busted out, one-by-one. We can only hope for more of the same at Fool’s Paradise when The Motet hit the stage on Saturday evening.4. Joe Russo’s Almost Dead + Oteil BurbridgeJoe Russo’s Almost Dead has quickly elevated themselves into legendary status in the modern music scene. Their take on the Grateful Dead is inspired, with a youthful energy that fans have latched on to in a major way. The same can be said about Oteil Burbridge‘s contribution to Dead & Company, a project that has reinvigorated the masses of Deadheads throughout America. With Burbridge set to join the Almost Dead at Brooklyn Bowl for three nights in a few weeks, and Dead & Company organist Jeff Chimenti already set to join them for their set at Fool’s Paradise, one can only imagine that Oteil will be itching to join them once again to form Joe Russo’s Almost Dead & Company!5. Lettuce + The FlooziesTo complete the first night of Fool’s Paradise 2016, Lettuce teamed up with GRiZ for a special set of funk and electronic music that blasted the St. Augustine Amphitheater into the stratosphere. It was a truly special moment watching these funk kings who occupy different ends of the musical spectrum meeting in the middle to create a special experience that could only be experienced at Fool’s Paradise. We hope that these forces combine for a similarly exciting musical journey that can’t be topped when they’re both on the bill on April 1st!Honorable Mention: Members of Joe Russo’s Almost Dead + Eric Krasno & Oteil Burbridge’s “The Infinity Jam”Friday night at Fool’s Paradise, Oteil will team up with guitar maven Eric Krasno for “The Infinity Jam,” a special, one-time only collaboration. While the artists have been tight-lipped about what to expect during this special late night performance, the fact that Joe Russo’s Almost Dead will have just finished up their headlining set means that Joe Russo, Tom Hamilton, Scott Metzger, Dave Dreiwitz, and Jeff Chimenti will all potentially be up for grabs for a guest spot with Kraz and Oteil.We can’t wait for the return of Fool’s Paradise on March 31 & April 1 at the St. Augustine Amphitheatre! For more information on the festival, late-nights, and lodging options, head to the website.last_img read more

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Spafford Offers Debuts, Rarities, & Aliens For NYE Run [Full Audio/Photo]

first_imgLoad remaining images Spafford | Crescent Ballroom | Phoenix, AZ | 12/29-31/2017 | Photos: Ron Adelberg On the heels of a year of unprecedented growth in today’s jam scene, Spafford hosted a three-night hometown throwdown at the Crescent Ballroom in Phoenix, Arizona, to ring in 2018. Selling out all three nights, the band’s energy and enthusiasm throughout the weekend were infectious. In addition to the group’s more standard fare, the group also treated fans to a handful of new debuts across the weekend, and in true Spafford form, the tunes frequently featured patient jams and an eclectic mix of Americana, rock, and reggae.Highlights from night one of the New Year’s Eve run included a first set chock full of major jam vehicles like “Virtual Bean Dip”, “Ain’t That Wrong”, and “Leave the Light On”. Set two started with the Spafford debut of Atlanta Rhythm Sections’ “So Into You”, which offered a tasty laid-back funk vibe before landing into a massive must-hear version of “Plans”.Setlist: Spafford | Crescent Ballroom | Phoenix, AZ | 12/29/2017Set One: See You [ 1 ], People, Virtual Bean Dip, Ain’t That Wrong, Leave The Light On, Radio [ 2 ]Set Two: So Into You [ 3 ], Plans, Todd’s Tots, Mad World, America > The RepriseEncore: Mind’s Unchained[ 1 ]: First Time Played[ 2 ]: First Time Played[ 3 ]: First Time Played[Audio: Taper Troy]Night two saw the band firing on all cylinders as they ran through classic numbers played frequently during 2017. One highlight of the night was a must-listen jam during the recently debuted Andrew “Red” Johnson-penned “My Road (My Road)”. The set also saw the debut of another new song, Brian Moss original “Night After Night”—a raging reggae dance party that lead the set to a fiery close.Set two, the band opened up with another first-time-played cover with the 80’s metal classic “Sister Christian” by Night Ranger. The improvisation in night two’s second set stands up against anything the band played in 2017. The instrumental “Bee Jam” saw the band explore several different themes before landing into a buttery smooth segue into “Walls”. Next up was the Jordan Fairless-lead “Lonely”, which was taken to a completely new dimension. A stirring emotional debut version of “Tuesday’s Gone” led the night to an epic conclusion.Setlist: Spafford | Crescent Ballroom | Phoenix, AZ | 12/30/2017Set One: Shake You Loose, The Remedy, My Road (My Road), Catfish John, It’s A Bunch > On Fire, Night After NightSet 2: Sister Christian, Backdoor Funk, All My Friends > Bee Jam > Walls, Lonely, The PostmanEncore: Tuesday’s Gone[Audio: Taper Troy]The anticipation of NYE was extremely evident as the crowd waiting for the band to take the stage on 12/31. Dubbed the Electrofunk Ball by a fan-led campaign, there was a truly festive atmosphere as everyone was eager to celebrate. The band rose to the occasion, with a night that the fans have been raving about to start 2018.In the first set, the band debuted a coupling of new music in the form of “Lovesick Melody” > “Soil”. This brand new rocker was infectious as it gave way to the funky instrumental to follow. The groove landed right in the pocket, and the crowd energy throughout the venue was explosive. Set two started with the only-twice-played “Steak Sauce” before transitioning into the fan-favorite “Salamander Song”, which built to a ferocious peak and the ending sing-a-long refrain of “dancing the whole way home”.Next up, it was time to see what the band had in store for the big ball drop, and they lit the venue on fire. Dropping into a heavy funk groove with its monster bassline and dirty drum beat, the band then turned to guitarist Brian Moss as he laid into the talkbox-led melody of the Eagles classic “Those Shoes”. Marking the first time the talk box has been used on the Spafford stage, it was an extremely welcome new tone. Jordan Fairless took over the Don Henley vocals with his smooth and scratchy voice, and the energy was once again explosive.Dropping into a minor key psychedelic spacey jam, the band launched into the only once previously played “Aliens” with its dark psychedelia and “aliens are coming” chant, and the crowd was treated to an impressive display of giant 10-foot alien inflatables, alien balloons, and confetti, creating quite a vibe to bring in 2018 with Spafford. The show concluded with heavy hitters “All In” and “Electric Taco Stand”.When all was said and done, the weekend served as yet another reminder of Spafford’s ever-growing presence. You can check out photos from the show below, courtesy of Ron Adelberg.Setlist: Spafford | Crescent Ballroom | Phoenix, AZ | 12/31/2017Set One: Slip And Squander, Windmill, In The Eyes Of Thieves, Feel Like A Stranger, Lovesick Melody [ 1 ] > Soil [ 2 ]Set Two: Steak Sauce > Salamander Song, Those Shoes [ 3 ] > Aliens > Auld Lang Syne > All In, Levilan ShoresEncore: Space Gadget, Electric Taco Stand[ 1 ]: First Time Played w/Full Band[ 2 ]: First Time Played[ 3 ]: First Time Played[Audio: Taper Troy]last_img read more

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Asbury Lanes Partners With Bowery Presents, Set To Reopen Memorial Day Weekend

first_imgFor more information, head to the venue’s website. Asbury Lanes is set to finally reopen its doors over Memorial Day Weekend. What started as a bowling alley in the 1960’s and transitioned into a 350-capacity alternative music venue in the early 2000’s will be “the same anything-goes local hangout it always was and reborn as a state-of-the-art music venue,” according to David Bowd of Salt Hotels, the company that will operate the new venue.The music venue/bowling alley hybrid finally got the makeover it deserved–after closing in October of 2015 due to structural and mechanical issues–and will reopen with double the capacity (a platform will cover the bowling lanes during performances allowing for a 746 capacity), an exclusive talent buying deal with The Bowery Presents, as well as a custom sound system and lighting from Nashville’s Cour Design.Already a recipe for success, considering the room’s legendary value and proximity to Asbury Park’s Boardwalk, the venue–which faced closure after a half-century of use–is totally revolutionized and even includes a “secret” passage to the Asbury Hotel next door, “which was the first part of a multi-billion-dollar redevelopment of Asbury Park by real estate investment company iStar, which purchased the club,” according to Pollstar.“Everyone has an Asbury Lanes story,” explains Bowd in a press statement posted in the New Jersey Chamber of Commerce. “Emotions ran higher with this project than with anything we’ve undertaken. What mattered to them matter to us: keeping the soul of this incredible venue while making changes necessary to guarantee its figure.”According to the announcement, Bowery Presents–who books shows at major East Coast venues like Terminal 5, Music Hall of Williamsburg, and Brooklyn Steel–will host around 150 concerts a year at Asbury Lanes, bringing “a curated mix of both leading and up-and-coming talent to the Lanes’ re-invented stage.”As for the venue’s design, “There’s no flash,” The Asbury Hotel designer Anda Andrei explains. “No one wants it too polished. This is a meaningful building. … This is going to be the fun, open, wild Lanes everyone loves, except we won’t have to worry that it might cave in.”According to the NJCC, the famous bowling-pin sign will be reinstalled with a “modern twist” on the newly whitewashed exterior brick walls.“We want to amplify what’s already here,” Brian Cheripka, senior vice president of real estate investment company iStar, explains. “We have an opportunity to capture Asbury Park’s incredible sense of place through the properties we are developing and although it involved a much greater investment than building a new building, we chose to restore as much of the original building as we could.” Oh, and there’s a 24/7 diner inside.Check out some photos of the new Asbury Lanes below, as posted by the New Jersey Chamber of Commerce.last_img read more

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Trey Anastasio Trio Offers Tour Debuts, Fantastic “Mr. Completely”/”Plasma” Sandwich In NOLA [Videos]

first_imgOn Saturday night, the Trey Anastasio Trio rounded out their three-show run at the Civic Theatre in New Orleans. As they have throughout this brief tour, Trey Anastasio, Russ Lawton, and Tony Markellis dug into tonally textured takes 0n TAB and Phish favorites and continued to work more new songs into the rotation.Trey opened the performance with a solo acoustic rendition of “Theme From The Bottom”, getting the crowd singing along early. “Cayman Review” came next, followed by “Undermind”, one of several Phish songs that have become staples of the Trey Trio’s setlists this tour. “The Way I Feel” was up next, followed by the first tour debut of the evening, Paper Wheels track “Sometime After Sunset”. “Frost” provided a brief breather before another Phish rocker, “Stealing Time From The Faulty Plan”, quickly helped the show pick up steam once more, the group’s power trio grit lending itself perfectly to Joy track.After a botched start and a quick mulligan (“Sorry, guys!” laughed Trey), the trio offered another tour debut in the form of “Spin”, a groove they rode into fuzzed-out depths for one of the set’s best jams. High-energy renditions of “Steam” and “Bounce” brought the first frame to a close.Set two opened with a quality pairing of “Set Your Soul Free” and “Sand”, both of which were pushed into exploratory territory. “Drifting” and “Bug” came next, before giving way to “Mr. Completely”. The TAB fan-favorite was responsible for one of last year’s most surprising Phish jams when it appeared in Pittsburgh for an extended ride after a 380-show gap. The song once again served as an improvisational centerpiece for the TAT in New Orleans, as they deftly wove the tune into another tour debut–a slow-boiling “Plasma–before landing back in “Mr. Completely”. Another new addition to the TAT rotation, “The Architect”, came next, followed by a celebratory “Tuesday” to close set two.After opening the show’s encore with a solo acoustic rendition of “More”, Trey dedicated the final song of the evening to his lifelong friend, Chris Cottrell, who passed away this year after a battle with adrenal cancer, before leading into “Push On Til’ The Day”, which references Cottrell in its lyrics.The Trey Anastasio Trio will round out their spring run tonight with a benefit show at Terminal West in Atlanta, GA. The performance, billed as “Sustain,” will serve as a memorial service for Chris Cottrell and will raise money for the Waterwheel Cancer Fund in his memory. For a full list of Trey Anastasio’s upcoming performances, head to his website.You can download full a full audience recording of the show here. You can stream the SBD audio here and check out pro-shot videos from the performance below via LivePhish:Trey Anastasio [Solo Acoustic] – “Theme From The Bottom”Trey Anastasio Trio – “Set Your Soul Free”Setlist: Trey Anastasio Trio | Civic Theatre | New Orleans, LA | 4/28/18Set One: Theme From The Bottom*, Cayman Review, Undermind, The Way I Feel, Sometime After Sunset**, Frost, Stealing Time From The Faulty Plan, Spin^, Steam, BounceSet Two: Set Your Soul Free > Sand, Drifting#, Bug, Mr. Completely > Plasma** -> Mr Completely, Architect**, TuesdayEncore: More*, Push On ‘Til The Day**Notes:*Trey solo acoustic**Tour debut^Aborted, then restarted; tour debut#Audience on backing vocalslast_img read more

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Radiohead’s Thom Yorke Announces 19-Date U.S. Tour

first_imgThom Yorke – Tomorrow’s Modern Boxes Tour11/23 – Electric Factory – Philadelphia, PA*11/24 – Wang Theatre-Boch Center – Boston MA*11/26 – Kings Theatre – Brooklyn, NY*11/27 – Kings Theatre – Brooklyn, NY*11/30 – John F. Kennedy Center For The Performing Arts – Washington, DC*12/1 – Keybank State Theatre – Cleveland, OH*12/2 – Masonic Temple Cathedral Theatre – Detroit, MI*12/4 – Chicago Theatre – Chicago, IL*12/5 – Riverside Theater – Milwaukee, WI*12/6 – Northrop at the University of Minnesota – Minneapolis MN*12/8 – Stifel Theatre – Saint Louis, MO*12/9 – Arvest Bank Theatre at the Midland – Kansas City, MO*12/11 – Paramount Theatre – Denver, CO*12/13 – The Union – Salt Lake City, UT*12/15 – Bill Graham Civic Auditorium – San Francisco, CA*12/17 – The Observatory, North Park – San Diego, CA*12/19 – Orpheum Theatre – Los Angeles, CA*12/20 – Orpheum Theatre – Los Angeles, CA*12/22 – The Chelsea at The Cosmopolitan – Las Vegas, NV** – with Special guest Oliver CoatesView All Tour Dates Today, Radiohead frontman Thom Yorke has confirmed a run of North American live electronic tour dates. For the 19-show swing, Yorke will once again create an audiovisual spectacle with help from Radiohead producer and Atoms For Peace bandmate Nigel Godrich and visual artist Tarik Berry. The announcement comes on the heels of Radiohead’s successful U.S. arena tour earlier this summer.Thom Yorke’s Tomorrow’s Modern Boxes will begin on November 23rd at Philadelphia’s Electric Factory and wind its way throughout the Northeast and Midwest before heading west to Colorado, Utah, California, and Nevada.The trio has toured together on various occasions, including in 2014-2015 following the release of Tomorrow’s Modern Boxes (2014) and in 2017 in support of a December reissue of Tomorrow’s Modern Boxes on XL Recordings. According to the tour announcement press release, the shows will see Yorke perform songs from across his solo catalog, including The Eraser (2006), Tomorrow’s Modern Boxes (2014), as well as Atoms For Peace’s Amok (2013).Tickets will go on general sale from Friday 17th August at 10 a.m. EST/7 a.m. PCT/3 p.m. U.K. time onwards. Check the schedule page for each venue’s details. For more information about Tom Yorke’s upcoming run of U.S. tour dates, head to his website.last_img read more

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Vulfpeck Offshoot The Fearless Flyers Welcomes Jamiroquai’s Jay Kay At Debut Live Performance [Videos]

first_imgLoad remaining images On Sunday night, following Jamiroquai‘s headlining set at North Coast Music Festival, funk fans converged on Chicago’s Concord Music Hall for a highly anticipated after party: the debut live performance of new Vulfpeck offshoot, The Fearless Flyers, comprised of Vulfpeck bassist Joe Dart, guitarist Cory Wong, drummer Nate Smith, and Snarky Puppy guitarist Mark Lettieri. Each of the band members took impressive solos and welcomed a slew of special guests as they turned in an incredibly tight set that easily exceeded fans’ lofty expectations for the new outfit.After an introduction from Vulfpeck mastermind Jack Stratton, The Flyers took the stage and launched into a string of songs from their recently-released self-titled debut EP, including “Ace of Aces“, their instrumental version of The Little Mermaid classic “Under The Sea”, “Introducing the Fearless Flyers”, and “Barbara”. As the show continued, The Fearless Flyers worked a handful of Vulfpeck go-tos into their set, including “The Speedwalker”, “Sky Mall”, and “The Birdwatcher”, as well as a Flyers-appropriate spin on “Daddy, He Got A Tesla”—”Daddy, He Got A Cessna“—preceded by a fearless Joe Dart bass solo featuring teases of Rage Against The Machine‘s “Bulls On Parade”.The Fearless Flyers also welcomed some familiar guests for sing-along covers at their debut performance. Midway through the set, Antwaun Stanley joined the band onstage to lead them on vocals through a cover of Stevie Wonder‘s “Boogie On Reggae Woman”. Later, Theo Katzman joined his Vulf Records cohorts to sing lead on Hanson‘s “mmmBop”, and returned once again after a cover of Prince‘s “Controversy” to give an emphatic young Michael Jackson impression on “I Want You Back”.However, the biggest surprise sit-in of the night came when Wong welcomed Jamiroquai’s Jay Kay to the stage. Kay led the band on vocals for a rendition of the Bobby Hebb-penned live Jamiroquai favorite, “Sunny”. Midway through the song, Kay took a moment to reflect on discovering the musicians onstage with him. “Back where I’m from in London,” he mused, “we heard these guys on the radio a few years ago, and I go to my friend, ‘who’s that band!?’ He turns around, he says, ‘that’s Vulfpeck.’”The Fearless Flyers guest appearance by Kay was not the first time he publicly showed Vulf love. The Jamiroquai frontman called Vulfpeck “magic” in a recent Rolling Stone interview. Members of Jamiroquai also appeared with Wong, Stanley, and Dart at #RiffWars the previous evening. As Kay bobbed around the stage and traded vocal lines with Stanley, fans beamed at the realization of these musicians’ well-earned mutual admiration. In another memorably unexpected moment, off-kilter comedian Eric Andre came out to introduce the band for their double encore, which included covers of James Brown‘s “Cold Sweat” and their EP version of Stevie Wonder’s “Signed, Sealed, Delivered”.With a thoroughly “magic” debut performance featuring a surprise appearance from one of the biggest funk vocalists in the world, The Fearless Flyers have officially taken off.Watch videos from The Fearless Flyers’ debut live performance below:The Fearless Flyers – Joe Dart Solo > “Daddy, He Got A Cessna”[Video: Miles Louden]The Fearless Flyers w/ Jay Kay & Antwaun Stanley – “Sunny”[Video: Miles Louden]The Fearless Flyers – “Controversy” [Prince cover][Video: Miles Louden]The Fearless Flyers – “Cold Sweat” [James Brown cover] w/ Eric Andre Introduction[Video: Almost Random]You can also check out a handful of photos from the performance courtesy of Phierce Photo by Keith Griner.The Fearless Flyers w/ Jay Kay, Antwaun Stanley | Concord Music Hall | Chicago, IL | 9/2/18last_img read more

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