first_imgWATCH: Newman in Victory Lane READ: Gordon among top 10 in standings READ MORE: READ: Junior grieves uncle’s deathcenter_img READ: Full coverage from Indianapolis Watch live press conferences from Pocono, Friday, Aug. 2last_img

first_imgLotus was fired up in Columbus, Ohio this past Saturday night with an all-around spectacular performance. The packed room at Express Live fed off the band’s intense energy throughout the evening as the livetronica favorites segued through older and newer tunes.Photographer Brian Hockensmith was on the scene to capture all the action. Check out some shots, with a full gallery at the bottom.Setlist: Lotus at Express Live in Columbus, OH 2/20/16Set I: 128, Opo, Bush Pilot, Suitcases>Dowrn, Plant Your Root>SunrainSet II: Greet the Mind>Slow Cooking>Greet the Mind, Blue Giant, Kodiak, Eats the Light, Moonrise, WaxE: Cream on Chrome, Behind Midwestern Store Fronts Load remaining imageslast_img

first_imgWith yesterday’s news that Prince has passed away, we continue to unearth exciting workings of the late great’s music. It seems that just about every artist was inspired by Prince, even those who started their careers before him. A perfect example of that is David Gilmour, who paired up with Tom Jones for the live “Tom Jones : The Right Time” release on June 13th, 1992.Together, with Jones on vocals and Gilmour on guitar, the two perform an extraordinary cover of “Purple Rain.” Gilmour’s guitar tone is cutting, unleashing the song’s soul to perfection. Watch their version and experience the emotions for yourself:last_img

first_imgYesterday marked International Jazz Day, and The White House took the opportunity to mark the occasion with some of the best jazz musicians today. Performances from Herbie Hancock, Wayne Shorter, Chick Corea, Aretha Franklin, John McLaughlin, Robert Glasper, Terrace Martin, Sting, Buddy Guy, Esmerelda Spalding and more highlighted this glorious celebration, which featured an hour and a half of incredible music.The show was full of highlights, including a brief performance of “Purple Rain” sung by Franklin. She also performed Leon Russell’s “A Song For You” to open the ceremony, which also included a version of “Sister Moon” performed by Sting, Hancock, Glasper and more.Watch the full broadcast below:last_img

first_imgLast Thursday, May 19th, some incredible funky soul music from across the country descended on Cervantes Masterpiece Ballroom in Denver, CO. The night opened with PHO from Minnesota, bringing their own brand of music to the slowly filling room. They played an hour and warmed the room. The drummer, Demetrius Mabry, was on fire and really brought their music to life.Getting To Know PHO, The Prince-Approved Funk Rockers From MinnesotaThings really picked up around 10 PM, when the next act of the night, Con Brio, took the stage. The Bay Area band took the night to another level. Ziek McCarter’s soulful voice and upbeat dance moves made the room sing with energy. The room had mostly filled up at the point and the crowd was jumping right along with the band. Flawlessly mixing pop, funk, and soul in the traditional Oakland style, this was a set of music that will surely be remembered.Finally Dumstaphunk, joined by the horns from PHO, came on at midnight and finished the night to an energized crowd. Ivan Neville’s band is less pop and more New Orleans jam, and each song allowed for all of the musicians to really have fun and play. Dumpstaphunk played all their old favorites, as well as a couple new songs off the album currently in progress.During one song Ivan Neville even got up to play guitar, allowing Borahm Lee from Break Science to sit in on keys. They tore it up on stage! The long jam songs were a contrast to the more lyrical Con Brio, giving Cervantes a good look at the different tastes funk music has to offer. It was a funky night of music that all could enjoy.last_img read more

first_imgA couple of weeks ago we introduced our readers to Organ Freeman, the funky L.A. trio with the best band name. West coast fans now have the opportunity to catch the soulful-yet-peppy blend of instrumental jazz fusion on September 6th, 2016 at the intimate El Cid in Los Angeles. The band will opening up for the legendary Reggie Watts & Karen and will as be recording their live show for a special release to their growing fan base. If you haven’t checked these guys out on Spotify, you’re seriously missing out.Watch Organ Freeman’s video for “We’re On Our Way”: Tickets will be sold for $10 at the door. Visit the venue’s website for more information.last_img

first_imgLast night, Alicia Keys threw a surprise concert in Times Square to support her upcoming Here LP. Keys invited a bevy of special guests to contribute to the musical celebration, including John Mayer and Questlove, who recently shared a stage at the Roots Picnic in Bryant Park, and hip-hop phenoms Q-Tip, Jay Z, and Nas.John Mayer and Alicia Keys go back in the pop and R&B world, having collaborated on her 2009 “If I Ain’t Got You”, which also features contributions from drummer Questlove. Once the pianist/singer/songwriter started into the throwback hit, Mayer eventually joined the stage and took the second verse upon his own vocals. The two sang the chorus together before Mayer took an incredibly bluesy guitar solo, meandering into his own “Gravity”. The two shared the song beautifully before returning back into “If I Ain’t Got You”.Thanks to YouTube user Annette Appuliese, you can watch the full song below:Among the other highlights from the surprise performance was Alicia Keys’ cover of “Imagine” to celebrate the late Beatle’s birthday, which eventually turned into a Jay Z and Nas-led version of “Empire State of Mind”.[H/T JamBase]last_img read more

first_imgIn the beginning…. there was THUMP. Or more accurately, there was LA-based quintet Thumpasaurus. Coming together at the University of Southern California’s Thornton School of Music, the founding members of Thumpasaurus have developed an eclectic, homemade aesthetic unlike anything else this side of the Milky Way. With a homebase at USC’s famed underground performance venue YONI, where they’ve opened for cult acts like KNOWER and Vulfpeck, Thump has honed their ability to get people dancing. Their analog, classic rhythm-section setup recalls 70s funk acts, but the vibes they bring are pure 2016, influenced by LA’s up-all-night electronic music scene. The result of these influences are everything you hear in the track below.Live For Live Music is really excited to premiere the band’s new single, “I’m Too Funky”, which smashes together dance, funk, and Thump’s secret recipe of herbs and spices together at 1,000 times the speed of light. Recorded at the home studio of drummer Henry Was (son of legendary producer Don Was), enjoy “I’m Too Funky” below:“When I wrote ‘I’m Too Funky’, I was thinking about how funk and groove is a vehicle that allows me to live presently, out of time, out of my head,” says Lucas Tamaren of the t’chune. “Up and away! Let the funk allow you to be in a place beyond your control – which is a lovely place, in my opinion.”Comprised of Tamaren on guitar and vocals, Paul Cornish on keys, Logan Kane on bass, Henry Solomon on saxophone, and Henry Was on drums, Thumpasaurus is a force to be reckoned with. With an album on the way, and an official release party set for November 4th at the Mint in LA, we are excited to hear more from these fellas, and especially to see how their careers unfold after graduation. Be sure to follow them here, on their new funky website, and be on the look out to catch Thump in their natural habitat!Check out this music video that the band low-key released last week, of their original track “You Are So Pretty”, another fantastic representation of the strange-thinking creativity the funk-punk rockers are capable of.Of course, music translates differently from studio recordings to live environments. So here’s a video of them opening up for Vulfpeck, marking them Vulf-approved. We like that. Feel this:last_img read more

first_imgLoad remaining images Jonathan Scales Fourchestra continues to push sonic boundaries, recruiting unique lineups for exploratory music. The rhythm heavy project recently finished a run through the Southeast, as Scales was joined by Prince bassist MonoNeon, Snarky Puppy drummer Robert “Sput” Searight and former Nth Power percussionist Weedie Braimah. The Fourchestra never fails to captivate an audience, as an intimate setting allows them to show off the mastery of their craft.Check out some videos of their musical style, as well as a full gallery from Ellison White Photography of their performance in Charleston, SC, below.last_img

first_imgmoe. resumed their winter tour on Thursday, February 2nd with a rocking performance at the famed Penn’s Peak in Jim Thorpe, PA. After coming off of Jam Cruise a couple of weeks ago, moe. tour was in full swing through the Southeast before coming up North. The band has been playing shows filled with bustouts, musical tributes and more, and they kept the good times rolling with a big show full of classics in Pennsylvania.The show started with a fan favorite in “Spine Of A Dog,” and featured hits like “Timmy Tucker,” “Hector’s Pillow,” “Moth,” “Stranger Than Fiction” and more. One of the big highlights of the night was a crazy “Rebubula” jam that included “Jazz Wank” and “Buster” before circling back to “Rebubula” to close out the second set.Check out a video of the “Rebubula” action below, courtesy of MarshLPN on YouTube.You can also watch a video of “Okayalright” below, from pheelinphine1.The band’s full setlist can be seen below, as well as a photo gallery from Sam Watson.Setlist: moe. | Penn’s Peak | Jim Thorpe, PA | 2/2/17Set I: Spine Of A Dog > Spaz Medicine > Cornflake Girl#, Timmy Tucker > Hector’s Pillow > Montego > Mar-DeMa > OkayalrightSet II: Do Or Die, Zed Naught Z > Moth, Stranger Than Fiction, Rebubula > Jazz Wank > Buster > RebubulaEncore: Downward Facing Dog, Fame{# LTP > 2/12/12} Load remaining imageslast_img read more