Learning about music is now more accessible than ever. As part of this year’s Music In Our Schools month, Google Chrome is testing out new technologies that allow everyone to learn music, so long as they have a computer and the Internet. According to the website, Chrome Music Lab is a “collection of experiments that let anyone, at any age, explore how music works. They’re collaborations between musicians and coders, all built with the freely available Web Audio API.” Science Confirms That People Who Play Music Are Smarter Than Others [Watch]So far, users are able to to create, analyze, and visualize music right in the browser without any plug-ins. You can see what sound looks like, how melody works, create rhythms, and can even turn your own drawings into music. Take a look at some of the technology they’ve incorporated to make this possible.Still in it’s experimental phase, the program is currently open-sourced to allow coders to go in an build their own ideas. Check out what Chrome Music Lab is capable of, and explore the site yourself. Watch the demonstration video below:[H/T JamBase]
Despite a rainy start, New Orleans Jazz Fest kicked off weekend two with a bang today, bringing in tons of heavy hitters to the Fairgrounds for a day of stacked music. Everything from blues to funk to zydeco to jazz and beyond was represented at one of the country’s longest standing festivals. Tens of thousands of fans flocked to the event to catch Tedeschi Trucks Band with Jimmy Vaughan and Billy Gibbons, Elvis Costello & The Imposters, Snarky Puppy, Gary Clark Jr., George Porter Jr. & Runnin’ Pardners, and hundreds of others across twelve stages.Fortunately, photographer Marc Millman was on hand to capture the festivites. Check out some photo highlights from the festival below:Brandi Carlile on the Gentilly StageCyril Neville & SwampFunk on the Congo Square StageFlo Rida on the Congo Square StageGary Clark Jr. on the Acura StageLost Bayou Ramblers with special guests Rickie Lee Jones and Spider Stacy on the Gentilly StageNew Orleans Nightcrawlers Brass Band on the Jazz & Heritage StageSonny Landreth on the Acura StageTedeschi Trucks Band ft. Jimmy Vaughan and Billy Gibbons on the Acura Stage
Edit this setlist | More The Claypool Lennon Delirium setlists On June 18th, 2016, The Claypool Lennon Delirium wrapped up a smooth sailing summer tour leg with a performance at the renowned Capitol Theatre in Port Chester, NY. With Dean Ween Group on as opening support, the two bands each provided a unique flavor of psychedelia for the night. The opening set even saw Les Claypool reprise his role from the night before, joining the Dean Ween Group on “The Mollusk.” The real special treat from last night’s show came in the encore, however, when Ween paid it forward.[Video by Brosef Wilson]After a rocking set that included most of the band’s new album The Monolith of Phobos, the set ended with spacey versions of Pink Floyd’s “Astronomy Domine,” “Captain Lariat,” and The Beatles’ “Tomorrow Never Knows.”Finally, the band welcomed out their first-ever guest, as Dean Ween plugged in after a few minutes of the hit Primus tune, “Southbound Pachyderm.” From there, the three string players – Ween, Lennon, and Claypool – were locked in as tightly as can be. It was an extraordinary moment of psychedelic musicianship, one captured brilliantly by Rey Mdo. Enjoy.Setlist: Dean Ween Group at The Capitol Theatre, Port Chester, NY – 6/18/16Dickey Betts, It’s gonna be a Long Night (DD on vocals), Garry*, Stella Blue, I Saw Gener Crying in his Sleep*, Fingerbang, Mercedes Benz, The Mollusk (with Les Claypool), The Rift*Joe on acoustic
We always love when our favorite musicians come together for new exciting fusion. That’s why our attention piqued when we learned of Agent 3, a new project that features Soulive/Karl Denson’s Tiny Universe drummer Alan Evans, Karl Denson’s Tiny Universe guitarist DJ Williams, and Rubblebucket keyboardist Darby Wolf.The trio announced their debut on YouTube, where they released the debut track “Agents From Below.” The newly formed group also announced plans to release their debut album in November, and will hit DROM in New York, NY on November 3rd (with more tour dates to follow). Additionally, a bio of the band reads “On stage, Agent 3 is a band that tours the world playing music for adoring fans….Off stage Agent 3, operating under Management, is a band of spies that surgically eliminates secret governments, terrorist groups, corrupt politicians and evil spy organizations.”Check out the band’s debut track, “Agents From Below,” streaming here.For fans of these kinds of funky collaborations, don’t miss Alan Evans’ upcoming performance at the exciting Brooklyn Comes Alive festival on October 22nd in Brooklyn, NY. Featuring over 50 musicians at three venues in one day, Evans will be featured as part of the debut performance of the All Brothers Band with Neal Evans (Soulive/Lettuce), Oteil Burbridge (Dead & Company), and Kofi Burbridge (Tedeschi Trucks Band). The festival features members of The Disco Biscuits, The String Cheese Incident, Snarky Puppy, and so many more! Find out more by heading here.[via Jambands]
Last night, Warren Haynes hosted his annual Christmas Jam in Asheville, NC. Among the many great performances of the night was one from Bob Weir, who hosted a sensational lineup of musicians throughout his set. Among those performing with Weir were Warren Haynes, John Medeski, Holly Bowling, Branford Marsalis, Don Was, Steve Kimock, Duane Trucks and so many more.Weir first appeared during a funk jam set before his own headlining effort. He joined Eric Krasno, George Porter Jr., John Medeski, and more for a rocking take on “Sugaree” before bringing out his own band.Fortunately, a series of videos allow us to experience this one-of-a-kind set. Check out the footage from rohbear1, streaming below. Stay tuned fo more coverage from the Xmas Jam!
The Flaming Lips is releasing a new album, Oczy Mlody, due out next week on January 13th. The psychedelic rock band hasn’t released a full length album since their 2014 Beatles tribute, With A Little Help From My Fwends, and hasn’t released original music since The Terror in 2013. So the coming of Wayne Coyne and company’s new project is that much more exciting.They’ve released a few songs so far, the most recent of which hinted at collaborations with Miley Cyrus. The Flaming Lips appeared on her 2015 surprise album as her Dead Petz, and the music for the Lips’ new “Sunrise (Eyes of the Young)” is extremely similar to Cyrus’s “The Floyd Song (Sunrise)” from their collaborative album. Today’s lyrical video confirms her contributions to the album with the newest release of “We a Famly”. Check it out: The Flaming Lips will hit the road in support of Oczy Mlody on March 3rd, hitting mid-sized concert clubs throughout the U.S. and Toronto. The tour runs from March 3rd to April 4th with fourteen dates total, and comes just a month after the band wraps up their run through Europe in the end of January. You can see the tour schedule posted below.Flaming Lips Tour Dates03/03 – Boston, MA @ House of Blues03/04 – Philadelphia, PA @ The Fillmore03/05 – Washington, DC @ 9:30 Club03/06 – Washington, DC @ 9:30 Club03/08 – New Haven, CT @ College Street Music Hall03/09 – New York, NY @ Terminal 503/13 – Toronto, ON @ Rebel Complex03/14 – Detroit, MI @ Royal Oak Music Theater03/29 – Nashville, TN @ War Memorial Auditorium03/30 – Charlotte, NC @ The Fillmore03/31 – Raleigh, NC @ The Ritz04/02 – Atlanta, GA @ Tabernacle04/03 – Lake Buena Vista, FL @ House of Blues04/04 – St. Petersburg, FL @ Jannus Live,The Flaming Lips will hit the road in support of Oczy Mlody on March 3rd, hitting mid-sized concert clubs throughout the U.S. and Toronto. The tour runs from March 3rd to April 4th with fourteen dates total, and comes just a month after the band wraps up their run through Europe in the end of January. You can see the tour schedule posted below.Flaming Lips Tour Dates03/03 – Boston, MA @ House of Blues03/04 – Philadelphia, PA @ The Fillmore03/05 – Washington, DC @ 9:30 Club03/06 – Washington, DC @ 9:30 Club03/08 – New Haven, CT @ College Street Music Hall03/09 – New York, NY @ Terminal 503/13 – Toronto, ON @ Rebel Complex03/14 – Detroit, MI @ Royal Oak Music Theater03/29 – Nashville, TN @ War Memorial Auditorium03/30 – Charlotte, NC @ The Fillmore03/31 – Raleigh, NC @ The Ritz04/02 – Atlanta, GA @ Tabernacle04/03 – Lake Buena Vista, FL @ House of Blues04/04 – St. Petersburg, FL @ Jannus Live
Skip Marley, grandson to the late and great Bob Marley, just released a music video for his new single, “Lions.” With many of the lyrics taking on an explicitly political message, “If ya took all my rights away / If ya tellin’ me how to pray / If ya won’t let us demonstrate / You’re wrong,” the track is triumphant and clearly defiant. The video itself features Marley and other young people, all dressed in black, plotting and rising up against a tyrannical fascist dictator in a dystopian future. You can check out the video for yourself below.[H/T Billboard]
The exciting YarmonyGrass returns to Rancho Del Rio, CO from August 10-13, bringing along a slew of wonderful artists for the 12th annual festival event. Though the headliners have yet to be announced, the lineup is filled with great performers, including Todd Snider & Great American Taxi, Head For The Hills, The Drunken Hearts (x2), Coral Creek (x2) and more.The full lineup features The Grant Farm ft. Andy Thorn, Bonfire Dub, Kitchen Dwellers (x2), Liver Down The River, Brad Parsons Band, Jay Roemer Band ft. Dave Carroll, Yarmony All-Stars, The RunniKine, Emily Clark & The Passing Fancy, Uptown Toodeloo String Band, The Sweet Lillies, Timber! and Sixty Minute Men. With more artists to be named later, this is one festival you won’t want to miss.For fans of this style of music, be sure to check out the upcoming Drunken Hearted Medicine Show at Cervantes Masterpiece & The Other Side on March 24th, featuring many of the same performers! Victor Wooten will be headlining, and Band of Heathens, Drew Emmitt & Andy Thorn Duo, Drunken Hearts, Brad Parsons Band and Coral Creek are all performing! Tickets and more info can be found here.See the full lineup announcement below, and find out more about the festival on their official website.
MonoNeon, the legendary and late Prince’s last bassist before his death, has been cranking out a ton of new tunes in 2017. Like his musical mentor Prince, MonoNeon has a particular curated aesthetic with an emphasis on innovation and boundary-pushing, whether that be musically or visually. Recently, MonoNeon and rapper A Weirdo From Memphis teamed up, collaborating on the track “America’s Perverted Gentlemen (Drawls)” off MonoNeon’s newest album, Selfie Quickie 2WOOO, which was released at a name-your-price rate on Bandcamp. To accompany the track, MonoNeon and A Weirdo From Memphis brought on director IMAKEMADBEATS for the track’s newly released music video.You can check out the 90’s punk-inspired video below, courtesy of MonoNeon. You can also catch MonoNeon at the Michael Jackson vs. Stevie Wonder Tribute at The Howlin’ Wolf on May 7th for late-night after Jazz Fest party. MonoNeon will be joining Eric “Benny” Bloom, DJ Williams, Adam Deitch, Will Blades, Nigel Hall, and more in New Orleans for this special tribute, following Zigaboo Modeliste’s 19th Annual Funk Revue. You can check out other Live For Live Music Jazz Fest late nights here!
The horns helped recall the early 90’s Phish sound on old favorites like “The Landlady,” “The Lizards,” “Suzy Greenberg,” “Tweeer,” “Wolfman’s Brother,” “Golgi Apparatus,” and “Cavern,” and lent a full sonic texture to Pink Floyd classics like “Have A Cigar,” “Astronomy Domine,” and “Shine On You Crazy Diamond” and Talking Heads hits like “Burning Down The House.”We’ll be sure to share audio from the show with you as soon as it becomes available.SETLIST: Pink Talking Fish (with the Giant Country Horns) | Paradise Rock Club | Boston, MA | 5/6/17 (setlist & notes via Scott Marks)1: The Landlady, Nothing But Flowers > Astronomy Domine > The Lizards > Girlfriend Is Better > The Lizards, Money -> And She Was, Gumbo, Have A Cigar > Slippery People > Suzy Greenberg2: Burning Down The House* > Tweezer > Shine On You Crazy Diamond, Found A Job, Wolfman’s Brother > Run Like Hell -> Making Flippy Floppy% > FrankensteinE: Golgi Apparatus > Cavern > Tweezer RepriseAll songs featured the original Giant Country Horns (Dave Grippo on alto sax, Russel Remington on tenor sax, and Carl Gearhart on trumpet) as well as Matt Wayne on baritone sax* began with Possum tease by Zach% with Rift jam; Caravan tease from horns[Cover photo via Pink Talking Fish] Last night, fan-favorite tribute act Pink Talking Fish brought their patented fusion of Pink Floyd, Tallking Heads, and Phish covers to Boston for a performance at Paradise Rock Club. As advertised, the band brought along a rare treat for this gig–the Giant Country Horns, Phish‘s resident horn section from their 1991 tour, consisting of Carl Gerhard, Dave Grippo and Russ Remington.An expanded 6-piece version of the Giant Country Horns performed with Phish on 4/4/94 and 4/15/94, and Grippo, Gerhard, and Remington have played together in other projects in recent years, but before last the original three Giant Country Horns hadn’t performed Phish songs together since the end of that 1991 stretch.