Crew members suspended for Substance Abuse violation

first_imgREAD: Kenseth wins Southern 500 DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (May 14, 2013) – Jackson L. Dodson II, a crew member in the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series and Frank W. Earnhardt, a crew member in the NASCAR Nationwide Series, have been indefinitely suspended from NASCAR for violating the sanctioning body’s substance abuse policy.On May 9, Dodson was found to have violated Sections 12-1 (actions detrimental to stock car racing) and 19 (violation of the NASCAR substance abuse policy) of the 2013 NASCAR Rule Book.On May 10, Earnhardt also was found to have violated Sections 12-1 and 19.READ MORE: ___________________________________________________________________________________________Comments are currently unavailable. We’re working on the development of a NASCAR fan forum – please stay tuned. READ: Kahne, Busch battle againcenter_img READ: Gordon happy with 700th start WATCH: Denny Hamlin Press Passlast_img read more

Turkuaz And The Nth Power Funk Out In Boulder, CO In Style [Gallery]

first_imgTurkuaz Two soul powerhouse groups came together for the second consecutive night of Colorado music, as Turkuaz and The Nth Power brought their jams to the Fox Theatre in Boulder, CO last night. After hitting the Bluebird Theatre in Denver, the two groups joined forces for a funky throwdown at the Fox. Each band released albums towards the end of 2015, with Nth’s Abundance and Turkuaz’s Digitonium, and there was no shortage of great grooves throughout the night.Thanks to Phierce Photography, we have some beautiful shots from last night’s show:The Nth Power Load remaining imageslast_img read more

Full Audio From Dead & Company’s Rocking Show Last Night Has Emerged [Listen]

first_imgOne of the more crucial components to the Grateful Dead legacy is taping. While taping no longer means producing physical tapes, fans attending each Dead & Company have been passionately devoted to sharing those recordings. Fortunately, with the ever-growing database, fans have unprecedented access to countless live show recordings.Last night, Dead & Company brought their wares to the First Niagara Pavilion in Burgettstown, PA, bringing fans some great Dead classics and a handful of originals, including their first time ever playing Bob Dylan’s “Maggie’s Farm.” The great show was captured by taper Sean Fagan.Dead & Company resume their tour tomorrow night, July 15th, with a two night run at Fenway Park. Stream last night’s show in full, below.last_img read more

Yonder Mountain String Band Shares Pro-Shot Video Of Pink Floyd’s ‘Dogs’ From NW String Summit

first_imgAt last weekend’s Northwest String Summit in North Plains, OR, festival hosts and headliners Yonder Mountain String Band left fans’ jaws on the floor with a Saturday 2nd set that saw the band perform Pink Floyd‘s classic 1977 album Animals in its entirety with help from drummer Jay Elliot, and keyboardist Asher Fulero. The band has released official video of their whopping 25-minute rendition of “Dogs” for your viewing pleasure. Check it out:The 15th Annual Northwest String Summit Provided Music And Magic For AllAccording to the band’s Facebook post about the video, media partners EPIC Creative captured the entire performance. Here’s hoping they release it soon so we can watch this amazing set in all its glory!last_img read more

The Congress Share Anthemic Rock And Roll Single ‘New Amsterdam’ [Premiere]

first_imgWith the upcoming release of their sophomore album, The Game (due September 9, 2016 on American Paradox), The Congress progresses further along a career path that’s taken them from Denver, CO, where they first formed, back to their hometown of Richmond, VA. They’ve followed a circuitous route, one that’s found them touring with high profile bands like Lake Street Dive, Tedeschi Trucks Band, and Hard Working Americans, and performing at major festivals like Wakarusa and High Sierra.The band’s infectious sound is truly out of the rock and roll tradition, high-energy music that brings influences from soul, country, psychedelia and more. Those influences all come together in “New Amsterdam,” the third track that has leaked from The Game. The song starts with a rattling drum and bass intro, before hitting hard into a full fledged rocker. The band breaks things down nicely, with great guitar and piano solos before a grand finale.The palpable energy of “New Amsterdam” can be heard below, exclusively via Live for Live Music.“‘New Amsterdam’ was written by our guitarist/vocalist Scott Lane a few years back as an acoustic guitar tune,” said bassist Jonathan Meadows. “We were in the Snake River Saloon in Dillon, Colorado between sets and he showed me the jist of the tune. Then we started throwing ideas around and it morphed rather quickly into a quirky, danceable thing. It now serves as our big rocker towards the end of most shows.” Lane and Meadows are joined by Chris Speasmaker (keys) and new member Raphael Katchinoff (drums) to form The Congress.Starting this Sunday, the band will hit the road for a four-date tour with Hard Working Americans, and have a headlining tour planned throughout the fall. Check out their full schedule below, and head to The Congress’ official website for more details.The Congress Tour Dates08.19 Starkville, MS @ Moe’s BBQ08.20 Jackson, MS @ Martin’s08.21 Knoxville, TN @ Bijou Theatre **08.23 Charlotte, NC @ Neighborhood Theatre **08.24 Wilmington, NC @ Brooklyn Arts Center **08.25 Saxapahaw, NC @ Haw River Ballroom **08.26 Tahoe City, CA @ Moe’s Original BBQ09.08 Charlottesville, VA @ The Southern09.16 Rock Camp, WV @ Pink Moon Festival09.17 Roanoke, VA @ Martin’s Downtown09.22 Richmond, VA @ The Broadberry09.27 Brooklyn, NY @ Brooklyn Bowl** w/ Hard Working Americans[Photo by Joey Wharton]last_img read more

Papadosio Mesmerizes Nashville With Extended Jams & Displays [Photos/Review]

first_imgThe seamless, pulsating sound of Papadosio was unrelenting and all consuming Saturday night in the heart of the “Music City” itself, Nashville, TN last Saturday night, February 4th. The exposed beams and art house space charm of the Mercy Lounge was throbbing from the floors to the rafters with the band’s trademark blend of live instrumentation and swirling electronic bells and whistles. For the sold out crowd of diehard fans, their emergence onstage was the beginning of a spiritual recharging that was not just wanted, but needed.Guitarist, singer and programming/keys player Anthony Thogmartin may be viewed by many observers as the ostensible frontman of the band, but Papadosio is as perfect a unit as any band on the jamtronica scene. While Thogmartin does the lion’s share of soloing and addressing the audience, it is a true squad effort that makes the music that moves the people with an inexorable power that is pointless to resist. Espousing a message of unity and lifting the spirit through the power of music, the band truly practices what they preach.With the rhythm section of drummer Mike Healy and bassist Rob McConnell provided a irresistible rhythm that had the audience jamming in lock step from the first note of “Stick Figure.” Their efforts were bolstered by committee, as keyboardists Sam and Billy Brouse added in whip sharp digital beats, bells, and whistles as well as lush chords and dynamic traditional piano styled movements. As the temperature rose in the room, the band showed no mercy as they pumped out the heaters “Oblivion” and “The Wrong Nostalgia” from their most recent EP, Pattern Integrity.Clearly the band was pleased with the reception that their newest material was garnering, as they pointedly thanked the crowd for being the light that led their way to the future. Focusing more on creating a cohesive sonic tapestry than individual recognition, the lack of ego on the stage was very refreshing to witness. At times it was difficult to see who was adding what background pattern or fill to a moment, but the wall to wall motion and eyes shut bliss of the crowd was the true reward sought and achieved.After a much needed short break to give the a chance to recover, Papadosio returned to the stage to execute a wild exploration of “Threes,” one of the most intriguing tracks off their latest album. Already a crowd favorite the twists and turns of the track was reflected in the free wheeling motion of the undulating throng of humanity before them. The pulsating lights mixed with the music and the heat of the room to create an other-worldly atmosphere that seemed to recreate a slightly to the left of center reality that was exotic and intoxicating to the senses.After thanking the crowd and retreating from the stage the shell shock audience exchanged glances as the jarring return to reality set in. The perfectly crafted escape from reality that is a Papadosio show is one that needs to be experienced on a visceral, immediate level and is truly impossible to capture with the written word. Suffice to say it was a journey both inside and throughout the universe all at once. If the band comes your way you would be remiss if you didn’t do all you can to join in, let yourself go and let Papadosio guide you on a quest for the groove at the heart of your soul.Setlist: Papadosio | Mercy Lounge | Nashville, TN | 2/4/17Stick Figure, Smile And Nod > Monochrome, Frequence > Holy Heck, Oblivion, The Wrong Nostalgia, Euclidean Lights, The Bionic Man Meets His PastEndore: Threeslast_img read more

The North Mississippi Allstars Hit The Fox Theatre In Boulder [Photos]

first_imgThe North Mississippi Allstars hit Boulder last night, continuing the Fox Theatre’s epic 25th anniversary month with their soulful and soaring mix of blues and rock. The band was in proper form for the evening, wowing the crowd and encouraging them to get down as they mediated between powerful rock anthems and more soulful, bluesy numbers. You can check out photos from last night’s performance below, courtesy of photographer Alan Westman. Load remaining imageslast_img

Panorama To Reflect The Vibrant Energy & Complex Character Of New York City

first_imgWin A Pair Of VIP Passes To Panorama NYC!<span data-mce-type=”bookmark” style=”display: inline-block; width: 0px; overflow: hidden; line-height: 0;” class=”mce_SELRES_start”></span> Panorama is set to return to New York City’s Randall’s Island for its third consecutive year from July 27th to 29th. The large-scale festival, presented by Goldenvoice, features tons of star power for fans to enjoy. The summer-in-the-city festival will host The Weeknd, Janet Jackson, and The Killers as top-line headliners, followed by Migos, Father John Misty, The War On Drugs, Dua Lipa, SZA, Gucci Mane, St. Vincent, The xx, Odesza, David Byrne, Fleet Foxes, and so many more. Furthermore, Panorama has made many fans proud by taking action to follow through on popular demand with a female-heavy festival lineup—particularly on Saturday, July 28th, when three of the four headlining acts are women (Janet Jackson, SZA, and St. Vincent).In addition to its diverse lineup, Panorama sets itself apart with its commitment to curating not just the artist roster, but the entire attendee experience, creating an immersive adventure that mirrors the multi-faceted character of its host city. Just like New York City at large, Panorama offers a wide variety of things to amuse and entertain you within the shores of Randall’s Island as you look out over the city skyline in the background.Of course, there’s the music itself, the obvious focal point of the festivities. However, Panorama ratchets up the spectacle with extensive production value in true NYC style, featuring a massive screen behind the main stage, which artists like Kendrick Lamar, Nine Inch Nails, A Tribe Called Quest, Arcade Fire and more have used to fantastic effect in the festival’s first two years.Then there’s the nightlife aspect of Panorama’s music and technology-driven city-within-a-city: The Point, a shady, open-air nightclub on the grounds where those in a more social mood can take a break from the late-July sun and have a dance before heading back out to one of the performance stages. But the true jewel in the Panorama crown is The Lab, an interactive experience that combines technology, artistry, and design specifically engineered to dazzle each of your senses, with six interactive installations and a massive 360-degree virtual-reality dome theater. Created exclusively by New York City-based artists and curated by META, The Lab places experiential digital art at the heart of Panorama, playing to the city’s pervasive nature of curiosity, interconnectedness, and discovery.The Lab is a spectacle entirely unique to Panorama, and that is certainly by design. As The Lab curator Justin Bolognino of META explained to Live For Live Music in an interview ahead of the inaugural Panorama:This isn’t just different for the sake of different, but telling a colloquial story that’s relative to the region that the festival is being built in. Coachella can only exist in the California desert, period. And Panorama could only exist in New York City, and that’s the idea, that they’re reflective of each other. It’s not just a stage with musicians performing on it like some of the other events that happen in New York on this scale. There’s a story, there’s a thread, we’re pulling together a community based around a narrative, and that narrative is: creative technology is amazing, and it’s time to respect that, and make it a quintessential part of the festival experience.Whichever thread may be pulling you toward Randall’s Island on July 27th through 29th, you’d be wise to trust the instinct. Whether it’s the star-studded music lineup, the community of people seeking a New York adventure, or the mind-blowing experiential technology, Panorama has something for all of the Big Apple’s adventure-seekers. Grab your tickets here, and take a big bite. You won’t be sorry.last_img read more

Phish Debuts “Set Your Soul Free” & Offers Darker Jams At Night 1 Of The Gorge [Videos/Photos]

first_imgLoad remaining images On Friday night, Phish returned to The Gorge, kicking off a three-night stand at the legendary outdoor amphitheater and marking the group’s 17th appearance at the West Coast fan-favorite venue. Coming off of their two-night tour opener at Lake Tahoe Outdoor Arena at Harvey’s earlier in the week, the band celebrated their first weekend performance of the summer, offering up the band’s debut of “Set Your Soul Free” and standout jams during set one’s “Simple” and set two’s well-segued opening run of “Chalk Dust Torture”, “My Friend, My Friend”, “Fuego”, and “Sparkle”.Starting the show around 8:20 p.m. local time, the quartet of Trey Anastasio, Mike Gordon, Page McConnell, and Jon Fishman took the stage, opening with Phish’s debut of “Set Your Soul Free”, a tune with lyrics and music written by Trey that Trey Anastasio Band debuted at Brooklyn Bowl Las Vegas during their Halloween run last year. While slightly rough around the edges, the anthemic tune stands out from other recently debuted Trey tunes for its future jamming potential, which the band briefly took advantage of during the standalone set-opening rendition.“Set Your Soul Free”[Video: Music Video Platform]From there, Phish moved into fan-favorite “Wolfman’s Brother”, reenergizing the crowd after the somewhat lackluster opener (though the fairly tame fan reception from “Set Your Soul Free” is due in part to the song’s unfamiliarity). With the rhythm section dialed in and keeping the jam grounded, the band moved through a rhythmic, funk-fueled improvisation section chock full of woodblock, though the jam was kept short and sweet.Up next, the group moved into a patient and tight take on “Roggae”, reminding fans of the extended, standout version of the tune from the Gorge on August 5th, 2011, which has widely been heralded as one of the band’s greater renditions. The band quickly launched into a rapid-fire take on “Poor Heart” highlighting Page, detouring through the bluegrass-inspired track before moving into a bounding and impassioned “Undermind”, which saw Page once again step forward and shine on the keys before Trey took the lead on the song’s jam.With the band settled into the set and firing on all cylinders, the band deftly moved into another fan-favorite “Simple”—making for the most notable highlight of set one. After the jubilant opening verses, the group moved into a darker, psychedelic jam, with Trey experimenting with new tones and effects on his fresh setup, getting more confident in his use of the Leslie speaker. With the band relaxed yet adventurous, Phish savored the “Simple” jam, expertly building the song to its explosive peak as Chris Kuroda perfectly complimented the song with his jaw-dropping light rig before slowly returning to the song’s main theme.With the stellar “Simple” wrapped up, Phish transitioned into their feel-good cover of Cyril Ferguson‘s “Ya Mar”. With Trey saying “Play it, Cactus”, Mike Gordon stepped forward to take an extended funky bass solo to lead to the close of the number, with Trey eventually joining in and the two in unison to close out the jubilant tune. Yet another fan-favorite followed, with Phish moving into the grinding and slinky “Sand”. Trey led in the “Sand” jam, starting things off with a cascading solo with occasional end-of-phrase ornaments from Page and Mike deftly weaving around the melody, building the tune into a soaring crescendo before taking a bow and closing set one in full.To kick off set two, the band launched into a fiery, 23-minute “Chalk Dust Torture”, with Page laying heavily into the keys early on during the song, clearly playing off the crowd’s energized response. Using the set-opening “Chalk Dust Torture” as the vehicle for the beginnings of a spacey jam, the group settled into a psychedelic space, with Mike Gordon leading the charge as the improv steadily became more propulsive. With plenty of experimental tones from Trey, the jam found its major-key resolution with an initially quiet yet bounding segment that grew to become blissful and triumphant.“Chalk Dust Torture” [Pro-Shot][Video: LivePhish]After the peak, Phish landed into the spacious, percussive jam, rife with bubbly and billowing synthy additions locked down by the jam’s rumbling rhythm. After a dramatic pause following the otherworldly jam, the group petered out, making for a silky transition into the cascading opening portion of “My Friend, My Friend”. With the song amping the crowd up, the band deftly dissolved the tune into a quiet break, picking back up into “Fuego” and marking yet another interesting, standout transition in set two.With the crowd cheering along and echoing “Vlad The Impaler,” it was clear the band and the audience were locked into the energy of the show, with the band detouring through a quick yet fiery jam before landing the song’s towering chorus—during the chorus, it was clear that Trey was feeling the set thus far, with the guitarist grinning as he scanned the crowd at The Gorge—then picking back up into the high-flying jam highlighted by Trey’s pristine and dialed-in solo.Fishman and Mike led their own portion of the jam, slowing it down and welcoming in an ambient, effect-laden section. With the jam slowed, the band again flexed their song-transition skills, welcoming in the start of “Sparkle”. The song accelerated to its high-speed ending, highlighted by Page’s furious performance, with the group bringing the rapid-fire song to its close.Ending the second frame’s non-stop set-opening streak, from there, Phish offered up “Halley’s Comet”. With Trey flubbing the start of the song, the mistakes forced the group to compensate by quickly moving into the song’s jam portion where they attempted to recover, though Trey and the rest of the band bailed on the song after six minutes.Moving on to “Light”, Phish regrouped after the less-than-inspired “Halley’s Comet”. Again, the band offered a darker-tinged jam, with Mike standing out with his powerful bass. With the first peak seemingly leading out of the dark jam, the group quickly returned to and doubled down on the jam’s darker tone. Rather than building out the jam once again, the band forwent another climax, giving the improv section a rhythmic, unison close.A well-placed “Waste” followed, with the heartfelt standalone song serving as a breather with a fine solo from Trey to close out the song before launching into Phish’s cover of The Velvet Underground‘s “Rock And Roll”. Again, some of the lyrics were flubbed in the beginning, making for a sloppy start before the group landed in a high-octane jam that re-engaged the crowd to close out the second set.Returning for their encore, Phish first offered up “Tube”, marking the sixth time the song has been played for an encore out of the song’s 145 plays. Mike stood out during the band’s take, leading the charge across the group’s groove-heavy jam. The band’s rendition of “Tube” was short, coming in around the six-minute mark. With Trey consulting with his bandmates on stage, the group decided to perform “Golgi Apparatus” to bring the show to a close in full.Setlist: Phish | The Gorge | George, WA | 7/20/2018Set One: Set Your Soul Free, Wolfman’s Brother, Roggae, Poor Heart, Undermind, Simple, Ya Mar, SandSet Two: Chalk Dust Torture > My Friend My Friend > Fuego > Sparkle, Halley’s Comet, Light, Waste, Rock And RollEncore: Tube, Golgi ApparatusPhish | The Gorge | George, WA | 7/20/2018 | Photos: Dave Vann Photo: Dave Vanncenter_img Photo: Dave Vannlast_img read more

Bob Weir Leads Don Was & Friends In Grateful Dead Favorite At Hardly Strictly Bluegress [Watch]

first_imgAt this past weekend’s Hardly Strictly Bluegrass Festival in San Francisco, storied musician, producer, and current Blue Note Records president Don Was hosted a special Don Was & Friends performance, during which he welcomed surprise guest Bob Weir for the majority of the set. The collaboration came as Bob Weir, Don Was, and drummer Jay Lane prepare to hit the road for the inaugural swing by Bobby’s new Dead-centric trio, Bob Weir and Wolf Bros.The Don Was & Friends band featured a slew of talented players including guitarist Mike Moreno, drummers Kendrick Scott and Terrence Higgins, keyboardist Chris Browers, percussionist Lenny Castro, a horn section including Terence Blanchard on trumpet and Dave McMurray on saxophone, and vocals by The McCrary Sisters, Frida Eugene, Harry Bowens, and Sweet Pea Atkinson.After opening the set with a song from Don Was’ Was (Not Was) project, “Hello Operator”, the band moved into Gregory Porter‘s “1960 What?” and Hank Williams‘ “Forever’s A Long, Long Time”. Next, Bob Weir, the Grateful Dead guitarist/vocalist, took the stage to lead the band in a rendition of the Dead’s “Days Between”. Bobby (and guitarist Buddy Miller) remained onstage in supporting roles as the band moved into a performance of “Papa Was A Rollin’ Stone” with Was (Not Was)’s “I Blew Up The United States” sandwiched inside it. Finally, the band closed their set with one last Was (Not Was) selection, “Walk The Dinosaur”.You can watch Weir lead Don Was & Friends in “Days Between” at Hardly Strictly Bluegrass below:Don Was & Friends w/ Bob Weir – “Days Between”[Video: gridlifeTV]You can also watch footage of Bob Weir joining Don Was & Friends for the “Papa Was A Rollin’ Stone”/”I Blew Up The United States” medley and the set-closing “Walk The Dinosaur” here:Don Was & Friends w/ Bob Weir – “Papa Was A Rollin’ Stone” > “I Blew Up The United States” > “Papa Was A Rollin’ Stone”[Video: gridlifeTV]Don Was & Friends w/ Bob Weir – “Walk The Dinosaur”[Video: gridlifeTV]Setlist: Don Was & Friends | Hardly Strictly Bluegrass Festival | Golden Gate Park | San Francisco, CA | 10/6/18Set: Hello Operator, 1960 What?, Forever’s A Long, Long Time, Days Between*, Papa Was A Rollin’ Stone* > I Blew Up The United States > Papa Was A Rollin’ Stone, Walk The Dinosaur*with Bob Weir[H/T JamBase]last_img read more