Eric Clapton has announced he’ll release a new album, Old Sock, in March. It will be his first album of new material since 2010′s Clapton. The album will feature two original Clapton tracks, and 10 covers of his favorite songs.The album will also include guests, including Paul McCartney who will play bass and provide vocals on jazz standard ‘All of Me’, Steve Winwood who will play organ on Gary Moore’s ‘Still Got The Blues’, Chaka Khan who will provide back up vocals on ‘Get On Over’, and JJ Cale who will perform guitar on ‘Angel’.The album will be supported by an arena tour that including the two day Crossroads Festival at Madison Square Garden.Tracklist:01. Further On Down The Road02. Angel03. The Folks Who Live On The Hill04. Gotta Get Over05. Till Your Well Runs Dry06. All Of Me07. Born To Lose08. Still Got The Blues09. Goodnight Irene10. Your One and Only Man11. Every Little Thing12. Our Love Is Here To StayEric Clapton 2013 Tour Dates:03/14 – Phoenix, AZ @ U.S. Airways Center03/16 – Houston, TX @ Toyota Center03/17 – Austin, TX @ Frank Erwin Center03/19 – Dallas, TX @ American Airlines Center03/20 – Oklahoma City, OK @ Chesapeake Energy Arena03/22 – Nashville, TN @ Bridgestone Arena03/23 – New Orleans, LA @ New Orleans Arena03/26 – Jacksonville, FL @ Jacksonville Veterans Memorial Arena03/27 – Atlanta, GA @ Gwinnett Arena03/29 – Hollywood, FL @ Seminole Hard Rock Live03/30 – Hollywood, FL @ Seminole Hard Rock Live04/02 – Charlotte, NC @ Time Warner Cable Arena04/03 – Raleigh, NC @ PNC Arena04/05 – Uncasville, CT @ Mohegan Sun Arena04/06 – Pittsburgh, PA @ Consol Energy Center04/12 – New York, NY @ Madison Square Garden (Crossroads Festival)04/13 – New York, NY @ Madison Square Garden (Crossroads Festival)05/09 – Dublin, IE @ O205/10 – Belfast, IE @ Odyssey Arena05/13 – Birmingham, UK @ LG Arena05/14 – Manchester, UK @ Manchester Arena05/17 – London, UK @ Royal Albert Hall05/18 – London, UK @ Royal Albert Hall05/20 – London, UK @ Royal Albert Hall05/21 – London, UK @ Royal Albert Hall05/23 – London, UK @ Royal Albert Hall05/24 – London, UK @ Royal Albert Hall05/26 – London, UK @ Royal Albert Hall05/29 – Frankfurt, DE @ Festhalle05/30 – Berlin, DE @ O2 World06/01 – Hamburg, DE @ O2 World06/02 – Leipzig, DE @ Leipzig Arena06/04 – Kaunas, LT @ Zalgirio Arena06/05 – Riga, LV @ Riga Arena06/07 – Lodz, PL @ Poland Atlas Arena06/09 – Munich, DE @ Olympiahalle06/11 – Vienna, AT @ Stadthalle06/12 – Stuttgart, DE @ Schleyerhalle06/14 – Oberhausen, DE @ Koenig-Pilsener Arena06/15 – Cologne, DE @ Lanxess Arena06/18 – Nuernberg, DE @ Arena Nuernberger Versicherung06/19 – Prazue, CZ @ O2 Arena Prague
Live for Live Music founder Kunj Shah had the opportunity to sit down with Krewella at Maya Nightclub in Scottsdale, Arizona right before they hit the stage. We discussed everything from the group’s rise to success, Harry Potter, their upcoming collaboration with Travis Barker (Blink 182) & Patrick Stump (Fall Out Boy), their new album “Get Wet”, their new stage setup, Jahan’s date with a lucky fan, and more!So Jahan when you first met Rain Man, what was your first impression and how soon after did you decide you wanted to work together musically?Jahan: I was actually hammered when I met Kris so I don’t really remember the first impression that he gave me, but we actually went to the same high school. He had this reputation of being this rockstar, he was the lead guitarist in a metal band. So he was definitely such a superstar in the whole highschool metal, rock scene.Was he the metalhead version of Ferris Bueller in your high school?(all laugh)Yasmine: That’s funny because Ferris Bueller was filmed at our high school.Rain Man: Slash my grandmother’s house is like 3 blocks from the house where the car went out of the window.Wow, that’s awesome!Jahan: Its interesting, first when I met Kris he was a lead guitarist in a metal band and I’d say a few months later he started programming beats so when I met him was when the whole programming and producing for dance music started.Rain Man: I’m going through your text messages by the way.Jahan: He’s looking at your nude photos.[Embarrassed] What was it like bringing in your younger sister into a relatively, new musical project?Jahan: At the time when we brought Yasmine in, it was a hobby so we weren’t thinking about this long lasting career yet. We just were in school. It just made it more fun, having family in the group. Yasmine and I have a great vibe when we write, we really compliment each other, so it felt very natural.L4LM: One of our readers wanted to ask you, as an aspiring producer, when is the right time to quit your job and do you feel there’s a need to drop all other aspects of everything you’re doing and focus completely on music?Rain Man: Well what’s funny is that I was ghost producing for DJ White Shadow, who worked on the Gaga record, “Born This Way,” and then he fired me. We’re still homies though. But after that moment, I was able to put everything into Krewella. For the first ever, since I’ve been making music, playing guitar or anything, I put everything into Krewella and it turned out…Nuts!Rain Man: Yeah!Three short years ago you guys were singing “Alive” in a closet in your loft in Northbrook, Chicago. It served as a vocal booth and you guys MacGyver’d a make-shift studio. As the song went on to become Billboard’s top 40, did you expect the track to reach that level of mainstream?Jahan: At the time, we had no idea. We didn’t even have any expectations at the time when we wrote it. But nowadays, Yasmine and I have a better idea of when we write a record that it could be something that’s the next single. But with “Alive” it felt so natural when we were writing it. When we started playing it for everyone, like our managers, Kris’ sister, everyone gravitated towards that song on the EP.Most artists have a specific memory where they’re sitting in front of a live setting and think, “Hey, I’ve made it!” Where was that for you guys?Yasmine: I don’t know if we’ve really had that moment. I mean there’s been a lot of moments where it’s been kind of like “holy shit, this is huge,” and a lot of those have been in like Chicago, our hometown. Rain Man: Spring Awakening!Yasmine: Yeah, when we play cities like Chicago, places that we started at basically, you see the progression. Those are “holy shit” moments. Where you go from 20 people, to 100, to 1,000, to 5,000, to 20,000. Watching the chronological order of that is kind of like holy shit. But none of us have really let it hit us. We don’t want to slow down yet, at all.You guys use different sub-genres in music like colors on a palette to paint a picture with your set. Do you think artists limit themselves sometimes by defining themselves as purists in one specific genre?Jahan: Yeah, given that we have the Internet, access to anything, I think you need to realize as artist you’re completely free to do whatever the fuck you want. And I think what really is going to tie everything together and make it cohesive is if the same hands are in every song. So if its Kris using the same drums sounds or synths sounds it doesn’t matter if he changes the bpm, it still sounds like Krewella and the same with our writing too.I know you guys have cited groups like Blink 182 and Fall Out Boy as some of your inspirations in the past, you especially (Yasmine). What was it like collaborating with Travis Barker (Blink 182) and Patrick Stump (Fall Out Boy) on the new album, “Get Wet?”Yamsine: Pretty unreal, considering that those are our adolescent heroes and people that we look up to in music. Finally getting to work with them, knowing they’re really invested in your project and they like your music. We were actually in the studio with Patrick when we wrote that song with him. It feels kind of like its coming full circle in a way.How was that collaboration and how does that work in the studio? What’s the secret to getting all these creative minds working synergistically in the studio without it becoming too many cooks in the kitchen?Rain Man: We’ve actually got to talk about that because it’s the three of us, then we have two managers who are super helpful with the creative process, and then we have we have our lawyer. We’ll send a song to our lawyer like, “Hey, what’d you think?” He loves music. When the Patrick Stump thing happened, he actually walked right in, said what’s up, went into the room and they just wrote the song over my beat. I was like, “Holy fuck, Patrick Stump is writing a song over my track right now.”Yasmine: The whole cooks in the kitchen, like too many, that happens all the time. We’ve been in writing sessions with 7 people and its like, “What the fuck is going on right now, who’s doing what?” Jahan: We usually prefer more intimate writing sessions.Yasmine: So with that one with Patrick, we literally sat down and had a conversation for 2 hours, we were just talking about shit, shit that was going on in our lives, things that bother us, things that have been amazing, things that inspire us, we were literally just talking not even writing for hours. He was taking notes and from there he just took pieces of what we were writing and was like, ”Do we want to write about this? Is this what the song should be about?” It kind of happened naturally, it just depends who you work with. And if it works or not, if the vibe is good or not.“Lights and Thunder” with Gareth Emery, made it as bonus track on the album. Are there are any other collaborations that didn’t make it to the album or the bonus tracks, that you hope to release in the future?Rain Man: We have a song we’ve been working on with Benny Benassi that didn’t make the album. Maybe in the future, maybe a single, maybe something.You all share the writing credit on the album for “Get Wet.” What’s the creative process or collaboration process for writing the lyrics on that?Jahan: Let’s talk about the collaborations for example, “Lights and Thunder,” Gareth reached out to us after he heard the Play Hard EP, he said, ”I like your writing style, let’s do a collaboration!” We actually met at a club in Chicago one night. We just talked in the green room, and I’d say a month later he sent us a very rough instrumental, just beautiful arpeggios, it was just an open part note drop but we loved the melody and we just wrote a hook over that, sent it back to him, he started creating a beat around it. Finally we were in LA at the same time, so Yasmine and I went over to his house and worked on the production with him and then he sent something back to us. It was a lot of just like going back and forth until finally the track is what it is today. We’re really excited about it! A lot of it is through the Internet and then having that one little point when you meet in person to kind of discuss the next steps for the song. That’s how that worked out.You guys have been leaking the track list on Twitter…Jahan: We’re doing it as we speak!Is it safe to assume, you like teasing your fans?Yasmine: Oh! For sure! We love it! It’s awesome seeing people freak out. They’re like “I can’t handle this anymore!” Jahan: It’s really cool because a lot of our dedicated Krew fans know a lot of these songs from just going on YouTube and seeing these unreleased tracks at shows. We’ll play a lot of unreleased material tonight too.That’s awesome! In your Fall tour coming up, you guys are going to have “The Volcano” structure? You guys want to let me know anything about it?Jahan: Yeah, we actually just started rehearsing with it, we’re doing live vocals in the Fall tour and Kris will be playing guitar. So we just started rehearsing in it last week. It feels like a playground, it’s so much fun! It’s absolutely massive.Rain Man: It’s pretty fucking sick!Yasmine: We’re going to release a teaser of what it looks like this week. But we can’t really talk about it. It’s going to be completely debuted on tour. I can’t wait for people to see it!Yasmine, so I know you’re really into Harry Potter?Yasmine: Yes I am!If you could chose one character from the series, who would it be and why?Yasmine: Choose to what? Oh to be? I’m definitely a huge pussy. So I don’t think I would be into the Harry, Ron, Hermione adventure shit. I’d probably end up being someone like fucking Neville Longbottom.Rain Man: Noooo!Yasmine: Yeah dude, I’m such a pussy, I can’t go fight dragons and shit.He comes into his own at the end though.Yasmine: He does, exactly! So probably him.So, Jahan, you recently had a contest that you went out on a date with one of your fans? What did you guys do and how was that?Jahan: My Friday night was fabulous. I went out on a date with a fan. You will actually see footage of it. Yasmine and Kris were at the table across from me. I had an earpiece and they were giving me dares like, “feed my date hot sauce, eat like a cave man,” and eventually they stopped giving me dares and it ended up turning into me just acting completely ridiculous and having no shame at the Hudson in LA.Jahan’s date with a fan #hugesuccess #KREWLIFE pic.twitter.com/jCKJC6lOnQ— KREWELLA (@Krewella) August 24, 2013 Rain Man, how did the karaoke gig go? Yasmine, how was rapping on the corner? How many CDs did you sell? (Part of the deal with Jahan taking the date with a fan).Yasmine: Oh my god. I had to sell 4. That was my quota until I was done and it was so fucking hard.Rain Man: I woke up the next morning and I literally texted our videographer, “Did I karaoke last night?”Yasmine: He was really drunk is what he’s saying.Did you get footage of that too?Yasmine: There is!Rain Man: There’s a bunch. I woke up and I was like, “Did I karaoke?” Like I don’t even remember.Alright thank you guys. We appreciate itKrewella: Thank you, no we really appreciate it![Photography by Tavit David]
Jimkata, the electrorock jammers making waves in the Northeast, recently released an EP of brand new material, and subsquently announced an extensive tour that will keep the quartet busy throughout the first half of 2014.Feel In Light, the band’s third EP and sixth studio release overall, harnesses the ethereal energy that defines Jimkata’s live sound. The EP opens with “Beat The Curse,” a synth-heavy musical excursion through mystical, magical tones. The title track, “Feel In Light,” comes up next, adding some loose, melodic guitarwork into the dreamy mix. With a light touch, the guitar provides a triumphant melody that soars above a grooving, grinding beat. These themes and energies carry through to “Swimming In The Ocean,” with smooth vocals and catchy synth melodies all the while. With driving drum fills and guitar moments, there is no shortage of enjoyable musical moments on this track. Finally, Feel In Light ends with possibly the heaviest track of the EP, ironically titled “Lighter.” The opening lyric “You’ve got the lighter, spark up the night” signals the transformation of this guitar-riff driven tune into a full fledged frenzy. You can stream the EP right here, courtesy of Jimkata and Bandcamp. Just click the image to get the tunes rolling:<a href=”http://jimkata.bandcamp.com/album/feel-in-light”>Feel In Light by Jimkata</a>Jimkata brings a light touch to their music, blurring the lines between electronic, jam, and rock on four simple songs. What do you think of the album? If you like it, check out the band’s tour schedule below:Jimkata Tour DatesMarch 6 Rochester, NY—Lovin’ CupMarch 7 Oneonta, NY—Oneonta TheatreMarch 8 Northampton, MA—Pearl Street ClubMarch 13 Portland, ME—EmpireMarch 14 Stowe, VT—The MatterhornMarch 15 Stowe, VT—The Matterhorn (Day Show)March 15 Night | Burlington, VT—Nectar’s (Night Show)March 17 Williamsport, PA—Bullfrog BreweryMarch 26 Lansing, MI—The LoftMarch 27 Kalamazoo, MI—Bell’sMarch 28 Indianapolis, IN—The MousetrapMarch 29 Berwyn, IL—WireApril 2 Fort Collins, CO—Hodi’sApril 3 Denver, CO—1UPApril 4 Denver, CO—SnowBall Music Festival (Day Show)April 4 Avon, CO—Agave (Night Show)April 5 Breckenridge, CO—Breckenridge Beer Festival (Day Show)April 5 Breckenridge, CO—Three20South (Night Show)April 7 Lincoln, NE—VegaApril 8 Iowa City, IA—Gabe’sApril 9 Cleveland, OH—Beachland TavernApril 10 Plains, PA—River Street Jazz CafeApril 11 Ithaca, NY—The HauntApril 12 Buffalo, NY—Nietzsche’sApril 16 Baltimore, MD—The 8×10April 17 Blacksburg, VA—Sycamore DeliApril 18 Chattanooga, TN—Rhythm & BrewsApril 19 Nashville, TN—12th & PorterApril 20 Greenville, SC—Independent Public Ale HouseApril 22 Gainesville, FL—High Dive*April 23 Jacksonville, FL—Underbelly*April 24 Orlando, FL—The Social*April 25 Tampa, FL—Crowbar*April 26 Fort Lauderdale, FL—Culture Room*April 27 Boca Raton, FL—Live from AURA StudiosApril 29 Charleston, SC—Pour HouseMay1 Richmond, VA—Capital Ale HouseMay 2 Philadelphia, PA—Theatre of Living ArtsMay 3 Brooklyn, NY—Music Hall of WilliamsburgMay 9 Rochester, NY—Montage Music HallMay 10 Syracuse, NY—The Westcott Theater*with Stokeswood
On Saturday night at Webster Hall in NYC, original reports said that a young man apparently died after a stage dive gone wrong, according to the Brooklyn Vegan. It was explained that 21-year-old Alberto Scott attempted a stage dive during a performance by metalcore band Miss May I, in which no one caught him. In an updated report, via Webster Hall, “the patron in question did not die while stage diving. The patron collapsed while exiting the venue, as video footage and the police corroborate.” There are differing reports as to whether Scott did, in fact, injure his head in a botched stage diving attempt, or if he was feeling ill before the show and his conditioned worsened during and after the performance.There have been several comments made by people who knew Scott, including a post by Jenise Ramos Sarraga who posted a picture and wrote:This is the young man that died last night. No one blames the venue or the band, he lived and breathed Miss May I and truth is he hadnt been feeling well before the show. He was my daughters best friend and came home after this picture crazy excited. He even hung a dollar bill signed by [Miss May I vocalist] Levi. Until autopsy results come in no one will know what happened. All I ask is for prayers for his friends and family and that God provide a way to be able for them to be able to cover funeral expenses. No one thinks that they will have to bury a 21yr old. Miss May I made him happy. Thanks.One commenter noted that “a kid stage dove and nobody caught him. He suffered a serious blow to the head and paramedics & doctors weren’t able to save him. Club and show venues need to really enforce the “No Stage Diving” rule so stuff like this won’t happen. The stage is meant for the band to be on and the band only. R.I.P. Alberto.”This was written on Miss May I’s website:How do you begin an article to tribute a fallen fan? How can you say goodbye to someone you never said hello to? In the music scene, fans are numerous. Journalists, photographers, members of the band, all regular people looking to come to have a good time and celebrate the situations that arise to bring on such an occasion.We gathered together for such a night, to celebrate the release of Rise Record’s own Miss May I and their new album “Rise of the Lion” with For The Fallen Dreams as part of the tour package. NYC locals The Things They Carried and Polarity opened up the festivities. Posted below are photos of the crowd and calamity that occurred during the Miss May I show. With an ending so surprising as the sound was cut off, to the resulting aftermath as Levi Benton rounded up legions of fans outside to take pictures and autographs, it almost seemed to be redemption for a show that was cut short. However, it wouldn’t be the only thing cut short.Alberto Scott, a 21 year old fan, lost his life at the show I was suppose to cover this review on. I didn’t know Alberto personally. In this instance, he is still a member of a community that has to now grieve and heal in a process where a soul such as this, is irreplaceable. I have been a photographer for four years, and a journalist for a year now. I have seen people leave in the blink of an eye. Ones I knew close to the heart, and others who were kept close to the heart who I was not privileged to know. I have never experienced an emotion such as this before.Never the less, the people who make up the community I cherish and love so much are hurting right now. I mourn with them because I am choosing to be the representative to a young man who embodied our positivity and passion for the bands and music that we love. Those who help us through our darkest times, the indirect actions of individuals who assist us in persevering. This is the first time I have to write something like this. being an attendee of this night, It will not be forgotten. There is a voice to those in music far and wide, my job as a journalist is to make sure those voices are heard. I wholeheartedly am assured however, that the positivity and radiance of his life bestowed unto those who felt his presence, will never be forgotten as well.Rest In Peace Alberto Scott…A GoFundMe page has been started for Scott to cover his funeral expenses. Jenise Ramos Sarraga, who launched that page, wrote that Scott “collapsed and died after dancing,” and that “his only family is his sister and her family who all live in Florida and are already struggling financially.” So far, the page has collected $860 of its $5,000 goal.[via Brooklyn Vegan / Gothamist]
Sax-and-drums duo Big Gigantic are back in 2015, having released a brand new single, “Get On Up.” The band is offering the upbeat tune as a free stream/download on their official website.Big Gigantic is Dominic Lalli (saxophone/producer) and Jeremy Salken (drums), a fusion of electronic and jazz/funk influences. The group only has a handful of tour dates scheduled this year, but we can hopefully expect more touring and music from the duo in weeks to come.
The National’s Bryce Dessner is again taking up the role of composer on a new forthcoming album, Music for Wood and Strings. It will be performed by NYC-based percussion quartet Sō Percussion, who uses special “chordsticks” that Dessner custom made. The album is out May 19th, 2015.Sō Percussion has collaborated with the likes of Medeski Martin & Wood, Dan Deacon, Dirty Projectors and a huge roster of renowned composers. They first performed Music for Wood and Strings two years ago — check out the video at the bottom. You can see it performed in its entirety again at BRIC House in Brooklyn on April 27th.Dessner has another original piece titled “Quilting” that will premiere on May 28th with the Los Angeles Philharmonic at the Walt Disney Concert Hall as part of the Next on Grand series. Dessner said in a statement, “Every quilt has a story. I’m drawn to their symbolism, the communal aspect, the process by which they’re made.”
As autumn leaves were falling through the crisp air of Piscataquis County, Maine in late 2014, six musicians hunkered themselves down in a cozy cabin near Sebec Lake to make a record. The result is Lights Along the River; the fourth full-length album from Alternative Country workhorses, The Mallett Brothers Band. Since 2009, the band has toured relentlessly, developed a strong following, gained a solid reputation for themselves, and now have four full-length albums under their belts. The band is fronted by two brothers, Luke Mallett (vocals/guitar) and Will Mallett (guitar/banjo/vocals); sons of Folk icon David Mallett. Behind them are Nick Leen (bass), Wally Wenzel (guitar/dobro/keyboards), Matt Mills (lead guitar/pedal steel/banjo) and Brian Higgins (drums). Originally from Portland, Maine, these natives of The Pine Tree State have created an album as pure and natural as the lakeside setting in which these songs were recorded. Lights Along the River begins with the extremely likable single, “Late Night in Austin.” The Mallett Brothers have polished their sound proficiently over the years, and this twangy tale of the road is an ideal example of this evolution. Luke’s vocals are passionate and gritty and the chorus is downright infectious. Their distinct fusion of Country and Alternative pays off gratifyingly, and the horizons only broaden as the record plays on. Songs such as the state-spanning hoedown of “Tennessee” and the ZZ Top-esque “Rocking Chair” show the groups rougher sound, while the bracing, “Don’t Mind the Morning” delivers a more mellow and intimate vibe. Some of the most impressive moments are at the heart of the record. The harmoniously laid-back, “Coronado” and the devilish sound of “Sam Wood” transport you to beautiful places. Their sound is genuinely sincere and paints vivid natural landscapes in the listener’s mind. Another highlight from the ever-changing Lights Along the River is, “The Irene,” a fervently illustrative folk ballad in ¾ with a sound that is intensely profound. The passion seems endless as the Mallett Brothers continuously deliver from the bottom of the heart. The outcome is always well-rounded, as on the guitar-heavy fourth track, “Les Pauls.” With a backbone of the Blues and their signature Country style up front; the Brothers storm forward with another satisfyingly inspired song. There certainly is never a dull moment on the Mallett Brothers Band’s highly ambitious fourth record. While acoustic tracks such as “Sunny Day” relax the soul, the upbeat spirit of “There Are No Rules in This Game” stomps through like a runaway freight train. The album’s last song, “Tip Up” serves as almost an encore. This wild and raucous drinking anthem sends us off on a high note after a long and copious musical excursion. The Brothers have kindled an impressive beacon of highly inspired music and this latest effort, Lights Along the River shows the Mallett Brothers Band shining brighter than ever before. By Joseph Conlon
Widespread Panic and Warren Haynes joined forces at the Ride Festival in Telluride, CO last night, as both Panic and Gov’t Mule were headlining the festival event.Haynes came out for the last two songs of the set, joining in for WSP’s “Blackout Blues” and the final number, a cover of Blind Faith’s “Can’t Find My Way Home”. You can watch fan-shot video of “Blackout Blues” below:Panic will perform at Ride Festival again tonight, closing out the three-day event. Check out the full WSP setlist from last night’s show:Setlist: Widespread Panic at Ride Festival, Telluride, CO – 7/11/15Set I: Send Your Mind, Tall Boy > Bear’s Gone Fishin’ > Fishwater, Sell Sell > Big Wooly Mammoth > Give, Christmas Katie > Radio Child, Gimme, Angels Don’t Sing The Blues > Second Skin > Party At Your Mama’s House > Drums > Blackout Blues* > Can’t Find My Way Home*Notes: *w/ Warren Haynes on guitar/vocals
Day two of Camp Bisco saw great sets of music throughout the day. Tom Hamilton’s American Babies played an early day set that loosened up muscles that were a little tight from the previous day’s dance-a-thon. Colorado’s The Motet proved once again why they are a force of funk to be reckoned with. Holy Ghost threw down a set of hip disco chic beats that had a smaller main stage crowd moving and grooving. Justin Jay is now on our map, as the DJ had one of the more surprising sets of the weekend thus far over at the Steamtown stage. The main event of the night came in the form of two incredibly played sets from The Disco Biscuits. The band was locked in from the start of the first set, with a “Fifth of Beethoven” into an inverted monster of a “House Dog Party Favor” that had some legs on it. A cover of fellow Philly brethren Hall & Oates‘ “She’s Gone” was a pleasant surprise and a debut for the Biscuits.The second set saw some special guests as American Babies/JRAD guitarist Tom Hamilton joined the Biscuits for a segment that included a cover of the Grateful Dead‘s “Help On The Way > Slipknot” that segued perfectly into an inverted “Confrontation.” Big G’s Dominic Lalli also made an appearance before his own act’s late-night set on a tasteful cover of Pink Floyd‘s “Us and Them” that had everyone in the crowd singing along and saw the use of Lalli on the track perfectly executed.Fast forward to Big Gigantic‘s highly anticipated late-night set and they most certainly didn’t disappoint, playing a high-energy set that didn’t let up from start to finish. Both Lalli and drummer Jeremy Salken came out ready to play and ensure that everybody in attendance was getting down. The group had some insane builds that straight dropped, making for a huge dance party. At one point, Big G brought out fellow cohorts Cherub (who played a set prior to the Biscuits) for their collaborative track “The Night Is Young.” Overall, it was a great way to end the night.And now, on to day three….Setlist: Disco Biscuits @ Camp Bisco, Montage Mountain, Scranton, PA – 7/17/15I: Fifth of Beethoven^ > House Dog Party Favor* > Lunar Pursuit > She’s Gone&, Morph DusseldorfII: Help on the Way~1 > Slipknot~1 > Confrontation1* > Overture* > Waves* > Us and Them# > Helicopters^ Walter Murphy cover* inverted& first time played, Hall and Oats cover, guest singer~ Grateful Dead cover1 Tom Hamilton sit in# first time played, Pink Floyd, Dom sit in[all photos courtesy of Djivan Schapira at B.a.D Photography]
Perhaps one of the more confusing musical guests scheduled for The Late Show With Stephen Colbert was Troubled Waters, billed as the world’s most pre-eminent Paul Simon cover band. As it turns out, Troubled Waters actually featured Simon himself!You Won’t Want To Miss Stephen Colbert’s First Month Of ‘Late Show’ Musical GuestsAfter some playful back and forth between Colbert and Simon, the two played the classic tune “Me And Julio Down By The Schoolyard”. You can watch it all go down right here:We certainly hope Colbert keeps up the fun times on The Late Show.