READ: Pit crew key as Hamlin claws back After winning his third pole in as many series at Dover International Speedway, Darrell Wallace Jr. earned the first pick of pit stall for Friday’s Lucas Oil 200 at the Monster Mile at 5 p.m. ET on SPEED, MRN and SiriusXM NASCAR Radio.The 19-year-old previously had poles in the K&N Pro Series East — along with a win in that series — and the NASCAR Nationwide Series. The former NASCAR Drive for Diversity driver seeks his first national series win, driving for Kyle Busch Motorsports.Wallace became the youngest driver to win a Keystone 21 Means 21 Pole Award.Fellow front-row starter Chase Elliott chose the sixth pit stall, behind the first opening on pit road. Jeb Burton, who starts third, chose the 10th pit stall next to the second opening on pit road.READ MORE: 21 Means 21 Pole Award winner Darrell Wallace Jr. gets the first pit pick READ: Kenseth, Johnson hopes wrecked in 600 READ: Harvick’s late charge leads to 600 win READ: Post-Coca-Cola 600 Driver Reports ___________________________________________________________________________________________Comments are currently unavailable. We’re working on the development of a NASCAR fan forum – please stay tuned.
With Roosevelt Collier’s New York Get Down coming into New York, NY tonight, March 12th, we just couldn’t contain our love for all of Collier’s super jamming. The pedal steel “Dr.” will be bringing members of Dopapod and Turkuaz to DROM, tonight, for one night only, so don’t miss out on the fun.If their show is anything like it was in Buffalo, NY a few days ago, where they performed a cover of Radiohead’s “Weird Fishes / Arpeggi” at the Iron Works (Watch it here), fans are certainly in for a treat. Collier’s NY Get Down features Rob Compa, Eli Winderman, Michelangelo Carubba, and Taylor Shell, and we can’t wait for the action!To celebrate, we’re turning it back to Collier’s recent “Get Down,” a fun-filled Colorado performance at the Barkley Ballroom in Frisco, CO. There, Collier performed alongside Bill Nershi (String Cheese Incident), Alwyn Robinson (Leftover Salmon) and Josh Fairman (Kinetix, Analog Son). Enjoy some full set video action below:The Roosevelt magic was far from over, as later that weekend, Collier made appearances with Sister Sparrow & The Dirty Birds as well as G. Love & Special Sauce. Here he is sitting in on Doobie Brothers’ classic “Long Train Runnin,” at Cervantes on 2/19, below:And here’s Collier jamming out with G. Love & Special Sauce at the Ogden Theatre, alongside another special guest: DJ Logic. Enjoy:There’s just no telling how much fun a Roosevelt Collier Get Down will be! Be sure to check out the New York, NY edition, tonight! Tickets are available here.
Beginning March 20, Matisyahu, his band, and special guest Nadim Azzam will visit twelve college campuses with a special tour and message exclusively for students, faculty and staff. Sponsored by local Hillel chapters and a variety of campus co-sponsors, the story and motivation behind the tour started this past Summer, 2015 when Matisyahu was scheduled to perform in Spain at one of the largest music festivals in Europe. His performance was boycotted by a local Spanish group citing Matisyahu’s support for Israel and his participation in performing at Jewish and Israeli organizational event in the United States. For a moment, the festival bowed to the pressure and cancelled Matisyahu’s performance. However, the outpouring of outrage at the festival and support for Matisyahu from fans worldwide and organizations of varied cultural and religious backgrounds was impossible to ignore.The message was loud and clear, “Let musicians play music and don’t burden creative expression’s ability to unify people with the ugliness of politics.” Matisyahu was invited back by the festival and he and his band played in front of nearly 40,000 fans. For Matisyahu however, the message was not yet complete. In response to the experience, Matisyahu went to Israel just a week later to close out the Jerusalem Sacred Music Festival; a festival that brings musicians from all religious backgrounds to the Old City of Jerusalem to perform together and inject the holy city with unique power and togetherness inherent in music Matisyahu performed with members of Hadag Nahash (a well known secular and politically left leaning hip hop group in Israel), Daniel Zamir (a devoutly religious Jew and world renowned saxophone player), and Saz (a well known Palestinian Hip Hop artist from Ramallah). Again the message was loud and clear, only this time it was ringing from the walls of the Old City of Jerusalem. Now, six months later, Matisyahu is taking this message through his music to college students across the the United States. Matisyahu with special guest Nadim Azzam will perform exclusively for students, faculty and staff at 12 campuses this March and April 2016. Matisayhu will bring his full band on the road for these special engagements and after more than a decade of touring, Matisyahu has formed a band that truly gives itself over to the music on par with his lyrical desire to connect to something beyond the self. The band features original Stubbs guitarist Aaron Dugan, Dub Trio bassist Stu Brooks, percussionist Tim Keiper, and keyboardist BigYuki. Combined, the music and lyrics transcend their parts.At its most basic moments, Matisyahu’s music feels alive; an entity unto itself, being born in the moment and evolving each night. At its most exultant moments the music becomes full-band improvisation. Lyrics are rearranged on the spot to serve the energy of the jam. No instrumentalist is playing simply to demonstrate individual skill, and Matisyahu uses his beat boxing not as a party trick, but as an essential element to the full band improvisation, propelling the music further than it’s been before.Special guest Nadim Azzam brings a unique blend of acoustic hip-hop and singer/songwriter presence to the stage. Balancing spoken word-like raps with soothing melodies, Nadim creates an entirely new sound in his music. Brought up in Ann Arbor, Michigan, he was born to an Egyptian-Palestinian father and an American Jewish mother, both of whom raised Nadim with a keen sense of social justice and indiscriminating love for others of different cultural backgrounds. Together, Matisyahu and Nadim seek nothing more than to give fans music for music’s sake, and the hopeful result is that through the music mutual respect and a deeper connection to the similarities in all peoples is strengthened. In addition to the performance at each University, Matisyahu and Nadim will host a lunch discussion for members of the sponsoring organizations. Keep it tuned to L4LM, as we’ll be releasing exclusive content throughout this exciting tour. You can see the full schedule below:MATISYAHU with Nadim Azzam Campus TourSunday, March 20 – Boston University – Metcalf BallroomWednesday, March 23 – Penn State University – IndigoThursday, March 24 – University of Pennsylvania – World Café LiveSaturday, March 26 – University of Virginia – Paramount TheatreSunday, March 27 – University of Maryland – Stamp Grand BallroomMonday, March 28 – Ohio State University – Newport TheatreWednesday, March 30 – University of Wisconsin – Capture TheatreMonday, April 4 – University of Michigan – Hill AuditoriumTuesday, April 5 – University of Illinois – Canopy ClubSunday, April 10 – University of California Berkeley – Lower SproulTuesday, April 12 – University of California Los Angeles – Schoenberg HallThursday, April 14 – University of California San Diego – Sun God LawnTickets are exclusive, limited to students, staff, and family.
While Dave Matthews Band performed a hometown 25th anniversary celebration last weekend, the band’s summer tour officially kicked off last night with a performance at the INTRUST Bank Arena in Wichita, KS. The group has some major tour plans mapped out for 2016, but will also take a hiatus from touring thereafter.With all eyes on the opener, DMB delivered a show for the ages. The band brought out some of their new songs, debuted at the anniversary performance, as well as a “Jimi Thing” that features a sample of Prince’s “Sexy MF.” One of the big highlights of the night came in the form of “Shotgun,” a song busted out for the first time since 7/23/13 (176 shows).Watch a snippet of “Shotgun” below, courtesy of hmsimon03:The band’s tour continues tomorrow, May 13th, with a performance at the Cynthia Woods Pavilion in The Woodlands, TX. Check out the setlist below:Edit this setlist | More Dave Matthews Band setlists
UPDATE: This show has been postponed to Thursday, July 14th.—This summer, funk favorite Lettuce will play their first-ever headlining show in Long Island. The seven-piece powerhouse will take over the beautiful and historic Paramount Theater in Huntington, NY for one jam-packed night of deliciously funky tunes. It’s all going down on Friday, July 8th.Since the release of their latest album, Crush, the band has continued to rise above and beyond, pushing the boundaries of traditional funk music and exploring their more psychedelic, improvisational side while always remaining a tight, cohesive unit. With a series of festivals on the docket for this summer, including Mountain Jam, Camp Bisco and The Werk Out, plus a huge upcoming play at Red Rocks with The Wailers, the band is ready to bring the heat.Don’t miss out on Lettuce’s first ever Long Island gig! Tickets will be available here beginning at 10 AM on Wednesday, 5/25 using presale code PULSE.
Umphrey’s McGee opened their run of Summer Camp shows with a laid back set slowly building into scorching peaks and soaring heights.From the opening “Gurgle” to “Plunger,” the boys sounded tight and ready to play from the start. An early drop into crowd favorite “Wife Soup” had everyone turned up and ready to rage. The new AC/DC style anthemic rock riffs of “Rocktopus” fit the large crowd vibe of Umphrey’s home team festival set. As “Syncopated Strangers” took off, the tasty guitar licks of Jake Cinninger were on full display. “Syncopated” led into a funky start stop jam that saw Cinninger slowly building to a fiery peak. The crowd was fully lit up, and ready for the emotional straight forward “Divisions” that followed to close the set.As set two got underway, a strong rain took hold; the combination of Jefferson Waful’s masterful rig, with the sideways rain, had the crowd feeling extra excited. “Stinko’s Ascension” quickly built the crowd up into a frenzy, before launching into a soaring emotionally tinged repeated Stewart. This version was gorgeous and hit on all the right feels. Bayliss had the crowd in the palm of his hand as they seamlessly segued.As the opening notes of “2×2” hit, the rain began to break and Umphrey’s locked into what would be a gorgeous segment as “2×2” flowed directly into the new funk number “Speak Up”. “Speak Up” slowly built into an out of typical structure funk groove as the crowd energy went through the roof and turned into a full dance party. The delicate Bayliss solo to end “2×2” served as a perfect landing for this beautiful segment.A straight forward “In The Kitchen” kept everyone dancing as the band hit a truly notable segue into “Hurt Bird Bath.” The segue was patient and smooth as it slowly bled into the opening nets of the powerful jam vehicle. This Bird Bath didn’t disappoint as it went through several themes and paces. A powerful ending to a powerful set.Umphrey’s was just getting started, and they look primed to bring down the house on Saturday night.Setlist: Umphrey’s McGee at Summer Camp Music Festival, Chillicothe, IL – 5/27/16Set One: Gurgle > Plunger > Wife Soup, Miami Virtue > Roctopus, Syncopated Strangers, DivisionsSet Two: Stinko’s Ascension, Ocean Billy, 2×2 > Speak Up > 2×2, In The Kitchen, Hurt Bird Bath
Whenever Phish comes to Saratoga Springs, NY for their almost-annual party at SPAC, you can count on the downtown area to be the scene for some late-night antics. This year, Live For Live Music and Putnam Den have you covered all three nights with some incredible performances scheduled, including The Heavy Pets, Pink Talking Fish, and Cosmik Playground (a superjam lineup paying tribute to Frank Zappa) all ready to keep the party going late into the night.Check out all the details for each show below, and don’t miss a chance to win tickets for all three!Friday, July 1stFlorida jam-rockers The Heavy Pets are no strangers to the late-night Phish scene, and for the first night of the SPAC run, get ready for an 80’s Dance Party! The Pets will be playing host to a throwback set of some of your favorite 80’s classics. Expect a little Prince, David Bowie, A-Ha, Flock of Seagulls, Tears for Fears and some other goodies as special guests The Hornitz, vocalist Hayley Jane and percussionist Ryan Clausen (Hayley Jane and the Primates), the Magnaterrestrial Dancers and more join in for what is sure to be a throwdown on this first night of Phish-y celebrations.Tickets for the 80’s Dance Party are $12 in advance, and $15 day of show and are currently on sale. Get tickets here.Saturday – July 2ndThe hybrid-fusion act Pink Talking Fish pays tribute to Pink Floyd, the Talking Heads, and Phish. The group will be showcasing their seamless transitions from one song to the next, such as “Run Like Hell > Psycho Killer > Run Like An Antelope > Run Like Hell or Mike’s Song > Have A Cigar > Once In A Lifetime > Weekapaug Groove.” Consisting of founder/bassist Eric Gould, keyboardist Richard James, guitarist Dave Brunyak, and drummer Zack Burwick, this is going to be great way to continue sharing in the groove into the late night after Phish.Tickets are $17 in advance, and $20 day of show. Purchase your tix here.Sunday – July 3rdPercussionist and long-time Frank Zappa band member Ed Mann will be spearheading a funk-filled tribute to his late bandleader, billed as Cosmik Playground, and will be joined by some of the jam scenes best, with keyboardist Todd Stoops (RAQ), guitarist Marcus Rezak (Digital Tape Machine), drummer Scotty Zwang (Dopapod), bassist Dan Lotito and special guest guitarist Gabriel Marin (Consider the Source).Nyack, NY prog-funk rockers ShwizZ will be lending their support and sitting in during the set as well, for what is sure to be a grand finale to this epic three-night run of shows on Sunday, July 3rd. Tickets are $15adv / $20dos and can be purchased here.Enter below to win tickets to all three shows!
When he’s not holding it down on guitar with Joe Russo’s Almost Dead or his many other projects, Scott Metzger is leading the rock and roll trio known as WOLF! The group has been a staple of the Brooklyn scene for years, when the three members met after supporting a folk singer who never showed up for the gig. The three were asked to play without the singer, and WOLF! was born.Today, the band has announced their new release, 1-800-WOLF!, due out on October 14th via Royal Potato Family Records. The new release showcases the band’s funky chops, as all three members continue to impress as truly professional musicians.You can check out the leading single “Pork n’ Slaw,” which premiered via Guitar World, below. Says Metzger, “‘Pork n Slaw’ has been kicking around in our live set for a long time now, but we’ve never been able to get a version of it in the studio we were happy with until now…” Listen up and enjoy!
As part of their 6th annual residency, Tedeschi Trucks Band embarked on their first of two weekends at the Beacon Theatre in New York City. Delivering hugely diverse setlists on both Friday and Saturday night, the 12-piece soul ensemble, led by husband and wife Derek Trucks and Susan Tedeschi, opened their six-night stand with a weekend to be remembered.Friday night included a guest appearance from Amy Ray on vocals, while Saturday night included blues guitarist Junior Mack and guitarist Tash Neal of the London Souls. Thanks to edtyre2 for uploading both nights to archive.org.Friday, September 30:Saturday, October 1:[Photo via Tedeschi Trucks Band]
If you haven’t heard of Mungion yet, you are seriously missing out. The band is extremely tight and puts on a killer live show that often leaves audiences in total awe of their musical prowess. They blend elements of Rock, Jazz, Latin, Metal, Bluegrass, Jam, Electronic, Classical, World Music, and Funk, and create a sound that is truly their own. Guitarist Justin Reckamp is proving to be one of the best young guitarists in the scene, with “Machine Gun Trey” levels of ferocity on his instrument, while the rhythm section of Joe Re on keys, Sean Carolan on bass, and Matt Kellen on drums are as precise as could be, providing the ultimate launchpad for improvisation out of the band’s complex arrangements.Check out some music below to get a better understanding of just how slick Mungion is. Below, you can find videos of the band performing their songs “Sloob Syndrome” and “Schvingo”, as well as a full set from the Concord Music Hall in Chicago. Also included is a stream of their album Scary Blankets, which was released earlier this year.Sloob Syndrome Mungion Live at Concord Music Hall, 9/24/2016Scary Blankets Make sure to catch Mungion as they team up with fellow up-and-comers Aqueous for a very special post-Phish late night show at DROM on Wednesday 12/28. Learn more about that show or buy tickets at this link. Schvingo