Bruce Springsteen is known to put on quite the show, and last night he did just that, as he was caught on video dancing with an older woman. And that 90-year old woman was none other than Adele Springsteen, The Boss’ mother. At a rescheduled tour date at NYC’s Madison Square Garden, Springsteen and his E Street Band put on yet another monumental performance, which was highlighted by the New Jersey-born rocker decision to stroll over to the 100’s section during “Ramrod” and dance with the woman that gave birth to him.Various fan videos show the nonagenarian shaking and grooving to her son and his band’s performance during the show, with The Boss taking a moment from his work day to shimmy along with his mother. This isn’t the first time Adele has given audiences a taste of her rocker side, as she has shown up at several of her son’s concerts over the years and danced along to songs such as “Dancin’ In The Dark” among others. They do say that dancing keeps the mind and body young, and the proof is in the pudding in this case. Check out The Springsteen Shake below:Check out the setlist below:Edit this setlist | More Bruce Springsteen setlists[Video courtesy of markit aneight]
When the lineup for the New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival was revealed, one entry caught our eye: Tedeschi Trucks Band & Friends. The group certainly has a lot of friends, so who would be sitting in with them for their prized performance spot at one of the world’s most renowned festivals.Today we have the answer, as guitarists Jimmie Vaughan and Billy Gibbons will be making an appearance as the friends of the band. Vaughan is perhaps best known as the brother of the late Stevie Ray Vaughan, though has flourished in his own career as the leader of the Fabulous Thunderbirds. Meanwhile, Gibbons has enjoyed a long tenure as a founding member of ZZ Top.Both musicians have collaborated with the TTB family, including Vaughan, who recently sat in with the group at the Beacon Theatre back in September. Watch below:While Gibbons hasn’t performed with the group, he has crossed paths with guitarist Derek Trucks in recent years. Watch below:Tedeschi Trucks Band is touring on the heels of their recently-released Let Me Get By, and have major tour plans in the works. Don’t miss this band on the road, as they breathe exceptional soul into all of their rockin’ music. More info about their Jazz Fest set can be found here.
The rumors are indeed true: Axl Rose will front AC/DC for a series of Rock Or Bust tour dates. The announcement of Rose’s inclusion in the band comes just weeks after it was reported that lead singer Brian Johnson would be unable to perform, due to the potential for significant hearing loss. Axl Rose was rumored to be involved in rescheduling tour dates that the band was forced to cancel, and today AC/DC confirmed the news.AC/DC made the announcement with a press release, thanking Johnson for his tenure and welcome Axl Rose into the fold. “AC/DC band members would like to thank Brian Johnson for his contributions and dedication to the band throughout the years. We wish him all the best with his hearing issues and future ventures… As much as we want this tour to end as it started, we understand, respect and support Brian’s decision to stop touring and save his hearing. We are dedicated to fulfilling the remainder of our touring commitments to everyone that has supported us over the years, and are fortunate that Axl Rose has kindly offered his support to help us fulfill this commitment.”The band has announced a series of European tour dates, and promises to reschedule the ten postponed U.S. events as well. You can see the schedule below:AC/DC with Axl Rose European Tour Dates May 7 – Lisbon, Portugal @ Passeio Maritimo De Alges May 10 – Seville, Spain @ Estadio De La Cartuja May 13 – Marseille, France @ Stade Velodrome May 16 – Werchter, Belgium @ Werchter Site May 19 – Vienna, Austria @ Erns-Happel Stadium May 22 – Prague, Czech Republic @ Letnany Airport May 26 – Hamburg, Germany @ Volksparkstadion May 29 – Berne, Switzerland @ Stade De Suisse June 1 – Leipzig, Germany @ Red Bull Arena June 4 – London, England @ The Stadium, Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park June 9 – Manchester, England @ Etihad Stadium June 12 – Aarhus, Denmark @ Ceres Park
Last night marked the finale of the Beale Street Music Festival, which was highlighted by headlining performances from Neil Young, Paul Simon, Weezer and Beck. While Beck’s set at Jazz Fest was unfortunately rained out, the singer was finally able to share his own memorial to Prince at Beale Street.In the middle of his set, Beck debuted a cover of “Raspberry Beret,” sung in honor of the late great Purple One. Watch fan-shot footage below, courtesy of Goseelivemusic:Beck adds his name to an ever-expanding list of artists who took inspiration from Prince, including bands like My Morning Jacket, Pearl Jam, Umphrey’s McGee and more who have recently performed tributes. RIP, Purple One.
Last Friday night, in the middle of a stellar second set at Mansfield, MA’s Xfinity Center, Phish‘s PA blew out, causing the band to have to leave the stage mid-song until the technical issues were fixed. After a brief pause, the sound team was able to route the audio through alternate equipment and the show went on.Despite Sound Troubles, Phish Shines A ‘Light’ On Mansfield [Recap/Setlist/Gallery]However, they were unable to route the sound from the alternate equipment to the lawn speakers for the remainder of the show, causing many lawn ticket holders to complain that the rest of the second set and encore was virtually inaudible from the GA section. Ever-conscious of making sure their fans are taken care of, the band announced in a Facebook post that all Mansfield lawn ticket holders will be sent code vouchers for a free future webcast. You can see the post below: Thanks, Phish!
It’s always a good day when GRiZ releases a new track. Less than two weeks after dropping “Before I Go”, featuring pianist Leo Napier, the funk/electro-soul sax master has another single to share, “Can’t Hold Me Down,” featuring guitarist Tash Neal of the London Souls.Leaning more toward the rock and roll side of things, this collaboration highlights the sheer brilliance of both artists. It makes perfect sense that they’d make this track together, though one wouldn’t have guessed the two to work together in a world outside the jam scene.Explains GRiZ of the new track, “Politics, the news, senseless deaths… got me feelin’ pretty helpless recently… I wrote ‘Can’t Hold Me Down’ as a piece of motivation for those who are feelin’ down and struggling in their lives. I saw a live performance video of Tash playing and knew instantly we had to work together. I wrote the demo and sent it his way. What I got back was magic.”“Can’t Hold Me Down” will appear on GRiZ’s upcoming album, Good Will Prevail, out on September 23. Have the first listen below via Consequence of Sound:
In honor of the great Andrew Lloyd Webber, members of his production casts performed an incredible mashup on Good Morning America. School of Rock The Musical opened with a traditional scene at the Wintergarden Theatre, before members of Cats and Phantom of The Opera joined in for the ultimate production remix. Fans of Broadway musicals will appreciate this, but so will fans of young guitarist Brandon “Taz” Niederauer, who plays the role of “Zack Mooneyham” in SOR and is featured playing guitar in the televised performance.Watch as the three worlds collide in the video below:
Live For Live Music is thrilled to return to the St. Augustine Amphitheatre next weekend, March 31 & April 1 in sunny St. Augustine, FL! Join 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, to find out what else we’ve got in store. For everything else you need to know about Fool’s Paradise, head here. St. Augustine, Florida welcomed a mix of legends and up and coming voices for the inaugural Anastasia Bluegrass Festival last weekend, held at the beautiful St. Augustine Amphitheatre (home of L4LM’s upcoming Fool’s Paradise). From grand statesman Del McCoury and his Family Band and Sam Bush to Americana rising stars Fruition and transcendental folk magicians Elephant Revival, the music was as varied as it was vital. The sunny setting in the middle of winter certainly didn’t hurt the party atmosphere either, as patrons lost their layers and enjoyed the warm ocean breezes.We’ve put together a video review of exclusive clips from the entire weekend with some tasty jams for you. There are some incredible originals from bands like The Broomestix, Taylor Martin and Apple Butter Express for those of you craving originality. Cool covers of songs by artists like Pink Floyd, The Band, and even a Motown classic! Jeff Austin tears down a 23 minute version of “Rag Doll.” Heck, Sam Bush manages to slip The Allman Brothers and Rare Earth into an 18 minute set closing blow out!North Carolina artists like Jon Stickley, The Honeycutters and Taylor Martin share the stages with local heroes like Apple Butter Express and many more. The entire weekend went off without a hitch. The sound was perfect, the sun was shining, and the players on the stages returned the energy from the fans in the stands a 110%. Del McCoury even caved to audience pleading and played his singular version of Richard Thompson’s “1952 Vincent Black Lightning” two days in a row!All this and much more is contained in the exclusive clips below. Whether you were there to experience the magic first hand or just want to enjoy some incredible tunes by an amazing array of talents then check out the memories stored below and enjoy!Grits & Soul – “When I Paint My Masterpiece”Apple Butter ExpressThe BroomestixTaylor MartinFruition “Santa Fe”The HoneycuttersCabinetFruition – “Way That I Do”Elephant Revival “Have A Cigar”Elephant Revival “Grace Of A Woman”Elephant Revival “Rogue River”Fruition “There She Was > Another Brick In The Wall > There She Was”Fruition “Ain’t No Mountain High Enough”Jeff Austin “Rag Doll”The Del McCoury Band “1952 Vincent Black Lightning”The Del McCoury Band “Don’t Stop The Music”The Del McCoury Band “I Need More Time”Sam Bush “Riding That Bluegrass Train”The Sam Bush Band “Old Joe Clark”
This April, New Orleans rocker Anders Osborne will mount his final tour behind his uplifting 2016 LP Flowerbox, with his “free flowing, sensitive, precise and high energy” four-piece lineup. The tour will take Osborne and company down the west coast before stopping at several southern festivals on the way home to NOLA for a slew of shows during Jazz Fest. Live For Live Music’s Andrew O’Brien sat down with Anders ahead of the tour to talk about the upcoming tour, his “Send Me A Friend” initiative to help musicians in recovery get back to work, and more:Andrew O’Brien: Hey Anders, thanks for taking some time to chat! I know you’re a busy man these days…Anders Osborne: The management and the booking agents, they keep me busy—I’m out there with all kinds of people, whether it’s Jackie Greene or Southern Soul Assembly, which is what I’m out with right now, with JJ Grey and Luther Dickinson and Marc Broussard. We have an acoustic singer-songwriter “in the round” thing which is really, super cool. You get to listen to all these amazing artists, sit up there and just kinda check it out from the best seat in the house, we play our own stuff.[Photo via Jayne Tansey-Patron]Andrew: …And you’re getting ready to kick off your own solo tour on April 5th behind your 2016 album Flowerbox. What can you tell us about the upcoming tour?Anders: Now with the band, I’ve changed it up a lot over the years. But this tour coming up is with the band from Flower Box, the four-piece, two guitars with me and Eric McFadden, and Carl Dufrene on bass and Brady Blade on drums. The four of us have been grinding at it, getting in the center of the songs and jamming, stretching it, but also shortening some songs. This band tends to get a little more muscular, and we just kinda get in there—I don’t really know how to explain it more than that. We crank it up, with a lot of guitar, bass and drums. We like to see how deep we can dig. It’s more shovels and stones and rocks and dirt than it is spacey and stuff like I’ve done with some of my other bands in the past. It’s just a really wonderful rock outfit for me, and I love the way we explore the songs from that perspective. We get really intimate and tight, even when we play loud and dirty. We’ve changed up the cast quite a bit, but this tour is gonna be what I envision as the last hooray playing really playing Flowerbox, which is a true four-piece record. And after that’s done, I’m gonna start teaching and start preparing for the new record, which we’re wrapping up right now.[Photo via Dino Perrucci]Andrew: So is this four-piece the band that recorded Flower Box, or is this just the lineup that you put together to tour behind it?Anders: It is the band, except I had Scott Metzger doing most of the 2nd guitar on the album. Right now he’s doing a lot of JRAD [Joe Russo’s Almost Dead] stuff, but he was with me for two years. So between him and Eric McFadden, those are the guys that you hear on the record. Andrew: Can you tell us a little about the new album? Anders: We’re kinda planning that whole thing right now. Without revealing too much, it has a slightly different ensemble. It has two beautiful ladies singing background on everything, and one of the girls featured on this is such a force. She’s just an amazing presence. You’ll recognize the girls, I think. I wouldn’t put them in the jam band scene, exactly, but they’re well-known names, especially the one girl who’s written all the vocal arrangements and stuff–she’s tremendous. So I’m hoping to put that together where I can add that to the bill coming up. Now, I don’t know what the other changes will be. Probably stay with a lot of the band, but I don’t know that yet. So I just want to be clear that, for a moment, this is the last big run for the four-piece, and we’ll see where we end up. We’re super excited.Andrew: I’m sure you’re asked about this a lot because you’re generally pretty open and vocal about it, but a subject that is of interest to myself and, I’m sure, a lot of our readers in the music scene is your longstanding sobriety. It’s something that’s relatively uncommon and certainly difficult to maintain as a touring musician. What it’s like trying to maintain that sobriety in a work environment where mind altering substances are never far away?Anders: My personal journey has been one with lots of fun times and partying and experimenting with all kinds of things. And it’s been part of my ride—it was really great. But there’s also a darker side to my addiction, and the negative impact it had on me and my professional life. I got to a place almost a decade ago when it was just time for me to make a decision what to do, cus I couldn’t continue that way—professionally or personally. I had lost everything. I didn’t have a career, I didn’t have any contact with anything. I was just on the flip side of those fun times. They had turned into nothing but darkness. So when I made that decision [to get clean], that was my first step—to get help, and kind of see if I could climb my way out of it.I reached out, and the more people that, y’know, grabbed my hand and guided me and helped me out, it gave me strength and it gave me a lot of courage to continue in the music business. And this business is just filled with drinking, and drugs—it’s infused in the culture of what we do. So it took me quite a while to figure out how to get back out there without being scared all the time, and without sacrificing all the fun and all the musical endeavors that I wanted to accomplish. Once I got a hold on it, I realized that there is a huge community of people that are clean, and they do amazing work—a lot of them, because they’re clean.Andrew: I was really moved when I read about the launch of your Send Me A Friend initiative late last year, and I’m excited that a portion of the proceeds from our upcoming NOLA Crawfish Festival, which we’re putting on with your friend Chris “Shaggy” Davis, will be donated to the cause. I was hoping you could talk a little about Send Me A Friend. Can you tell me about the initiative? How did it come about? Anders: So the foundation I started is pretty simple—if you’re in the music industry and you’re in early recovery, trying to be clean, we’ll send you somebody who’ll sit there while you work. It’s a clean friend who will come and sit through the show, they’ll show up a little bit before, and be your buddy, and that’s it. It’s not there to get you sober. It’s just there to keep you company while you work.Andrew: How did you come up with that premise? Because, like you said, it’s not like AA–it’s not a program to get you sober–but it’s kind of a way to stay keep you accountable. I’ve heard it said that overcoming addiction comes down to setting up a system of roadblocks for yourself, so that if you do start to slip, there’s something to stop you–friends, family, whatever or whomever can help keep you accountable, help keep your eye on the prize, so to speak. And I think this is a really effective way to do just that.Anders: The idea started with these two guys who I met when I was getting sober, and they said to me ‘Hey, you’ve got a New Year’s Eve show coming up. If you want to, we can come and sit.’ I was like, ‘What? That doesn’t make any sense.’ And they said ‘well, don’t worry about it, we’ll be there, we’ll come and sit with you.’They just sat there. They didn’t drive me there, they didn’t take me to a meeting, they didn’t do anything. They just came and sat. Right before the show, they showed up. They sat on the side of the stage. They made a couple of blocks—some old friends who showed up and wanted to share some of their good stuff with me—and they were like ‘no brah, he’s good.’ But that wasn’t the necessary thing. The point that stood out to me was that they just sat there, and so I looked over during my show and just saw these two guys sit there, and thought wow, this is really simple and this is so helpful and powerful. These guys keep me accountable. They know I’m trying to be sober, and they know that all I’m doing is working. That’s my work—I entertain people. But I felt…I don’t know, I just felt I was being held responsible for what I had chosen to take on, which was charging people money to go up and play for them.So instead of focusing on the drinking and the drugs, I was focused on my music, which is why I’m being paid. I’m not being paid to be a fool [laughs]. But I was being paid to be a fool for a big part of my life—be a fool, you know? Be silly, be clownin’ around up there, to be all those things. And I realized, well, maybe somebody wants that, but the majority of people wanna hear great music—they wanna hear me do my job well. So these two guys spawned the idea without knowing it.Many years later I told the idea to a guy I know who works for a bunch of foundations, and we said this is great, let’s put it together. We hooked up with Can’d Aid, which is an organization out of a brewery, actually, in Colorado called Oskar Blues Brewery–which is sort of ironic, but also very positive. They’re selling a product that some people may have trouble with, so they say ‘sure, we’ll help out.’ We’re gonna work it on a national level, try and get the word out more and more, so my name can kinda disappear from it and it can just be an institution in itself that doesn’t need anyone to promote it. But we have a long way to go, so we’re trying to get that out there.Andrew: This is a really great idea. They’re not there babysit, they’re not there to get you in trouble, it’s just as you said—they’re just there to be a friend. And for people in that situation, that’s exactly what they need.Anders: And it covers everybody: sound engineers, music writers, anyone in the music industry that does this, like we do, all the time—it helps us go back to work. Because it’s a little difficult, those first 6, 12 months. the first few months. It’s almost impossible. It suuuuuuuucks [laughs]. And you go [fake whining] “Oh my god I can never have fun again, I hate my life!” But then you get help and you get a new network of people, and all of a sudden things start to get brighter and brighter. And eventually things feel better than they ever did. This is what’s so beautiful about this network of sober friends. A guy that has 2 hours sober inspires a guy that has 30 years. Everything is connected together. I don’t know how it works, but it works.**Don’t miss Anders Osborne on tour this spring for the final run with his Flowerbox four-piece outfit. See below for a full list of dates. To purchase tickets, head to Anders’ website.**Anders Osborne Upcoming Tour Dates:4.05 || Live Oaks Bar and Ballroom || Monroe, LA*4.06 || George’s Majestic || Fayetteville, AR*4.07 || Knuckleheads || Kansas City, MO*4.08 || Gothic Theatre || Denver, CO* (w/ special guest Eddie Roberts of The New Mastersounds)4.10 || Belly Up Aspen || Aspen, CO4.11 || The State Room || Salt Lake City, UT*4.13 || Crystal Bay Casino || Crystal Bay, NV#4.14 || The Filmore || San Francisco, CA*4.15 || Teragram || Los Angeles, CA*4.16 || Belly Up || Solana Beach, CA4.18 || The Dirty Bourbon || Albuquerque, NM4.20 || Gas Monkey || Dallas, TX4.21 || Old Settler’s Music Festival || Austin, TX4.22 || Sweetwater 420 Festival || Atlanta, GA4.27 || Tipitina’s || New Orleans, LA^4.28 || Republic NOLA || New Orleans, LA (New Mississippi Osborne)4.29 || Republic NOLA || New Orleans, LA (Dead Feat)4.30 || Republic NOLA || New Orleans, LA (Dead Feat)5.05 || New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival || New Orleans, LA5.06 || Howlin’ Wolf || New Orleans, [email protected]* w/ New Breed Brass Band# w/ Scott Pemberton & after party w/ New Breed Brass Band^ w/ Ryan Montbleau [email protected] w/ The Pimps of Joytime, The NO Suspects and more[Cover photo via Bob Adamek]
On May 1-3, during the days between Jazz Fest weekends, the second annual NOLA Crawfish Festival will return to an exciting new home of Central City BBQ. Presented by NOLA Crawfish King and Live for Live Music, the three day event will bring together some of New Orleans’ best musicians, food, and music for a true New Orleans experience from top to bottom. With beer and crawfish included in every ticket purchase, an Ultimate Crawfish Cook-Off judged by a celebrity panel, and unique supergroups featuring talent from George Porter Jr., John Medeski, Eric Krasno, Luther Dickinson, Jon Cleary, Ivan Neville, and so many more, NOLA Crawfish Festival is an experience unlike any other.The full daily schedules have been released and can be seen below. Single day, three day, and VIP tickets are still available and can be purchased here. The festival will run from 3 PM to 10 PM each day. Attendees can enjoy over 5,000 pounds of hot boiled crawfish prepared on-site by Chris “Shaggy” Davis and his NOLA Crawfish King staff, ice-cold beer from NOLA Brewing Company, and critically acclaimed barbecue from Central City BBQ. Guests can anticipate various super jams, exciting collaborations and surprise sit-ins, all in true New Orleans fashion. The three-day event will conclude with the Ultimate Crawfish Cook-Off, where twenty teams will compete for the best crawfish boil determined by a panel of NOLA celebrity judges.General admission includes one beer and a guaranteed minimum of two pounds of crawfish, complete with all the fixings. BBQ dishes will also be available for purchase. Single day passes will be available, but a three-day pass is the best way to enjoy the full hometown experience. VIP passes as well as a limited amount of Super VIP passes will also be available, allowing full 360° access to a festival experience that you will never forget.A portion of all ticket proceeds will go to The CAN’d Aid Foundation‘s “Send Me A Friend“ program, which was launched in partnership with Anders Osborne to provide newly-sober musicians and music industry professionals a support network to enable them to get back to work.More information and tickets are available here. This event is rain or shine.