Moving from ninth in the opening practice, Busch finishes first in the final Qualifying for the Michigan National Guard 200 is scheduled for Saturday, beginning at 9:25 a.m., with the race slated for a 12:30 p.m.green flag.MORE: The day’s final practice for NASCAR’s Camping World Truck Series ended with only one incident – Coulter broke loose and put the back of his No. 18 Toyota into the wall early in the 1 hr., 20-min. session. FULL SERIES COVERAGE• View all articles • View all videos • View all photos Busch, ninth in the opening practice, churned out a fast lap of 187.578 mph to pace the closing session. Coulter’s Kyle Busch Motorsports team was quick to roll a backup entry off the truck, however Coulter was unable to shake down the new piece before practice ended. WATCH: Up to Speed: Vickers, Dillon in spotlight Related: Results from the second practiceBROOKLYN, Mich. – Kyle Busch was fastest, Darrell Wallace proved consistent and Joey Coulter will be going to a backup. WATCH: NASCAR Next: Ryan Gifford Wallace (186.945 mph), who led the morning session, was No. 2 in the afternoon run, while Johnny Sauter, Brendan Gaughan and Coulter (pre-accident) completed the top five. Defending series champion James Buescher was ninth while points leader Matt Crafton was 17th. WATCH: Fantasy Showdown: Previewing Michigan WATCH: The Preview Show for Michigan
AC/DC‘s Rock Or Bust World Tour was unfortunately brought to a halt earlier this month because frontman Brian Johnson was at risk of “total hearing loss,” according to his doctor. After rescheduling 10 North American dates, including a Madison Square Garden performance on April 4th, the band issued a statement, hinting that the shows will be made up later in the year, “likely with a guest vocalist.” According to Alternative Nation, Atlanta Radio DJ Jason Bailey suggests Axl Rose just might be that guy.The radio transcription reads: “Axl was meeting with the AC/DC group, because it’s all but a done deal that Axl will front AC/DC for the 10 remaining shows. All 10, including Atlanta. From what I was told, this was all kind of new inside information to me, Angus is a very black and white guy. He’s like, Brian, for health reasons, can’t continue fronting the band. He was supposed to retire after the last tour, so they wanted to continue going out on the road and continue making music, so if you can’t do it, we appreciate your services, but the show must go on. They’re in town, they were auditioning people for the job, and then they flew Axl in, again, this is from my source.”While he’s currently committed to the Guns N’ Roses reunion, the possibilities are still strong for Rose to fill in for Johnson in the remaining shows. According to AC/DC guitarist Malcolm Young‘s son, “it’s true,” reports Alternative Nation. NME followed up with the band’s reps concerning the rumor, to which they responded: “Nothing official to announce. Will update you if that changes.” The chances seem to be likely at this point, so we’re just going to keep our fingers crossed until any official announcement is made.[H/T JamBase]
Singer/songwriter Courtney Barnett has seen nothing but success in 2016, riding high from her 2015 release, Sometimes I Sit and Think, and Sometimes I Just Sit. While Barnett’s stock continues to skyrocket in the indie scene, jam fans everywhere took notice of her impressive cover of the Grateful Dead’s “New Speedway Boogie” from the comprehensive Day of the Dead tribute album.See Where Barnett Ranked On Our Top 15 Recap Of ‘Day Of The Dead’Naturally, her debut at Mountain Jam was the perfect opportunity to perform the shuffling track. Check out footage of Courtney Barnett rocking some Grateful Dead at the festival earlier this weekend, courtesy of GratefuLSD.
Cris Jacobs Tour Dates:Sept 16 – Charlottesville, VA – Sprint Pavilion %Sept 17 – Cascade, WV – Deep Roots Mountain RevivalSept 23 – Clarksburg, MD – Hometown Get DownOct 19 – New York, NY – American BeautyOct 20 – Port Chester, NY – Garcia’sOct 21 – Hartford, CT – Arch Street TavernOct 22 – Fall River, MA – NarrowsNov 03 – Sellersville, PA – Sellersville Theatre *Nov 04 – Washington, DC – Gypsy Sally’s *Nov 05 – Owings Mills, MD – Gordon Center *Nov 10 – Morgantown, WV – Schmitt’s SaloonNov 11 – Frostburg, MD – Dante’sNov 12 – Roanoke, VA – MartinsNov 16 – Macon, GA – Cox Capitol Theatre #Nov 17 – Atlanta, GA – Eddie’s Attic #Nov 18 – Nashville, TN – The Basement #Nov 19 – Whitesburg, KY – Appalshop TheatreNov 23 – Baltimore, MD – Rams Head LiveNov 30 – Pittsburgh, PA – Club CaféDec 01 – Harrisburg, PA – TBDDec 02 – Philadelphia, PA – Ardmore Music HallDec 03 – Richmond, VA – The Camel% w/ Sturgill Simpson* w/ Amy Helm# w/ Marc Ford Whether alone with just the guitar and his voice or surrounded by a full band, Cris Jacobs enchants listeners with his inspired, poignant songwriting, virtuous guitar playing and soulfully transcendent voice. Jacobs has harnessed over a decade of trans-genre exploration on his second solo album, Dust to Gold, due for release on October 21, 2016 via American Showplace Music.The new album is a soul-stirring expression of the current chapter of his creative evolution, featuring twelve well-crafted songs that masterfully weave through the sweet and rugged landscape of soul, blues, country, gospel, and rock and roll.The lead single from the album is “Turn Into Gold”, a moving slide-guitar meditation about channeling the “muse,” or “tapping the source,” as Jacobs calls it. It’s about the desire to be, “enraptured in the mystery, the unknown, the questions, the answers all at once,” Jacobs describes. “If I’m playing or singing and I’m really connected to that source and I’m really locked in and there’s a room full of people experiencing that, the hope is then for them to get locked into their own thing, and it’s this beautiful, ecstatic magic that happens. To me, this is that elusive goal that I chase every time I sit down to write a song or every time I get on stage to perform.”Listen to “Turn Into Gold,” streaming below.Jacobs’ full band includes a richly funky rhythm section with Todd Herrington on bass, Dusty Ray Simmons on drums, and John Ginty on Hammond organ and keyboards, who has been a master side man for years, working with Jewel, Citizen Cope, Robert Randolph and the Family Band, and most currently, with The Dixie Chicks.Whether its his work with The Bridge from 2001-2011, his side project Neville Jacobs with keyboardist Ivan Neville and more, anyone who listens to Cris Jacobs is bound to be impressed. Be sure to catch Jacobs on the road, touring extensively throughout the fall in support of the new release!
Last weekend, Chick Corea concluded his 75th birthday celebration with two performances at the Blue Note Jazz Club in New York, NY. Corea booked a total of 80 shows at the Blue Note for this birthday residency, though the ones last weekend were among the most coveted. Corea was joined by a legendary group of musicians, including guitarist John McLaughlin, bassist Victor Wooten and drummer Lenny White. Needless to say, these top tier musicians put on a remarkable performance.What follows is a series of videos captured from these iconic musicians, highlighting some of the songs performed over the weekend. This includes Mahavishnu Orchestra’s “Miles Beyond” and “You Know, You Know”, Miles Davis’ “All Blues,” Return To Forever’s “Space Circus”, and more. Watch below and enjoy these incredible talents bringing musical magic to all.
Edit this setlist | More Primus setlists Les Claypool fans were in luck this year, as their favorite bassist rang in the New Year with three of his prized projects at the Fox Theater in Oakland, CA: Les Claypool’s Duo de Twang, The Claypool Lennon Delirium and Primus, who were using the occasion to also celebrate their 25th anniversary. Each band is somehow both unique and uniquely Claypool, highlighting the many influences to his style in a truly celebratory manner.For the Americana side, the opening set from Duo de Twang proved to be a perfect display. The Duo de Twang features Claypool alongside his longtime collaborator and high school friend, Bryan Kehoe, playing acoustically-inspired covers of staple songs. Next up was The Claypool Lennon Delirium, who threw down a psychedelic set at the tail end of an incredible debut year for them. The collaboration between Claypool and Sean Lennon produced one of the best albums of 2016, The Monolith of Phobos, and that music has only come to life in the live setting. CLD played songs from the new album, as well as some choice covers including King Crimson’s “In The Court Of The Crimson King”.Claypool Lennon’s cover of “In The Court Of The Crimson King” can be seen below.But of course, the heart of Claypool’s musicianship stems from Primus, the trio with guitarist Larry LaLonde and drummer Tim Alexander. With a totally unique sound that’s part jam, rock, metal, jazz and funk, Primus came out swinging to usher Oakland fans into the New Year. The band played a number of their well known tunes, including “John the Fisherman,” “Here Comes The Bastards,” “Jerry Was A Race Car Driver,” “My Name Is Mud” and more, delighting their longtime fans with a killer set. They encored with “Southbound Pachyderm” as well, ending the night with a remarkable finale.You can watch a couple of videos from Primus, including their New Year’s countdown into “Man on the Silver Mountain”, and see the full setlist, below.Setlist: Duo de Twang | Fox Theater | Oakland, CA | 12/31/16Set: Amos Moses, Bridge Came Tumbling Down, Booneville Stomp, Buzzrds of Green Hill, Jerry Was A Race Car DriverSetlist: The Claypool Lennon Delirium | Fox Theater | Oakland, CA | 12/31/16Set: There’s No Underwear In Space, Astronomy Domine, Cricket and the Genie (Movements I & II), Breath of a Salesman, The Monolith of Phobos, Cosmic Highway*, In the Court of the Crimson King, Boomerang Baby, Mr. Wright, Boris the Spider, Tomorrow Never Knows* = w/ Skerik
Exciting news for fans of Thievery Corporation, as the Florida-based collective has just released a free stream of their new studio album due out on Friday, February 10th. Titled The Temple Of I & I, the new album was recorded entirely in Jamaica, allowing the band’s members to authentically capture their island influences. Much like their previous release, Saudade, the element of Latin American music is strongly featured on the new album.Though the album doesn’t come out until Friday, the band is offering up a free stream to anyone who registers on their website. All you have to do is go to this website and set up an account, and you will be greeted with 15 glorious tracks of Thievery Corporation’s downtempo goodness.Let us know what you think of the new album! Enjoy.
A little over a year ago, AC/DC tapped Axl Rose to join them for their Rock or Bust tour in the stead of Brian Johnson. While Johnson had originally been slated to perform with the group, AC/DC’s longtime lead singer was advised not to carry out the remaining dates of the tour under the threat of total hearing loss. After a fourteen month performing hiatus, last night in Oxford, England, Johnson returned to the stage and sang on a rendition of “Money (That’s What I Want)” with Led Zeppelin’s Robert Plant and Paul Rodgers during a Bad Company concert.The three classic rockers exchanged verses on the song, joining together toward the end of the song to harmonize. All three singers were in high spirits during the collaboration, though Johnson seemed beyond enthused to be back and performing in front of fans—after his hearing ailment diagnosis last year, he told Rolling Stone that he was “personally crushed” that he’d be unable to perform in the future and that his diagnosis was the “darkest day of [his] professional life.”After Johnson made the announcement during March of last year that he’d be going on a performing hiatus indefinitely rather than risk going totally deaf, in June of last year, the AC/DC frontman had positive news for fans, citing a meeting with an in-ear specialist who helped him regain his hearing. With last night’s performance, it seems as though his treatment for his hearing loss is moving forward smoothly, though there is no confirmation as to whether Johnson will return to touring with AC/DC nor whether Johnson’s performance was enabled by the in-ear specialist’s technology.You can watch to Brian Johnson’s first performance onstage for the first time in over a year below along with Robert Plant, Paul Rodgers, and the rest of Bad Company. [Video courtesy of Sean Bateman][H/T Rolling Stone]
The Peach Music Festival is coming up, and with an already spectacular lineup, they’ve just made another huge announcement. The lineup for the Peach tribute to Gregg Allman and Butch Trucks will feature friends and family from the ABB lineage, paying homage to Allman Brothers Band and Peach Fest founders during what has undoubtedly been a difficult year of losses. The master and former ABB keyboardist Chuck Leavell (currently with The Rolling Stones) will lead the tribute as musical director, alongside ABB members Jaimoe, Oteil Burbridge, and Marc Quinones. Butch’s nephew and Widespread Panic drummer Duane Trucks, Gregg’s son guitarist Devon Allman, former ABB guitarist Jack Pearson, rising guitarist and vocalist Marcus King, keyboardist Bruce Katz (who has toured with both Butch and Gregg’s bands, and Les Brers) Lamar Williams Jr., son of former bassist Lamar Williams and vocalist of Les Brers, guitarist Pat Bergeson of Les Brers, musical director of the Gregg Allman Band and guitarist Scott Sharrard, GAB keyboardist Pete Levin, Berry Oakley Jr., son of original ABB bassist Berry Oakley, and Butch Trucks’s son and guitarist Vaylor Trucks, will all participate in this monstrous tribute to the Allman Brothers Band.Chuck Leavell expresses in a press release, “This is a golden opportunity for those of us that were close to Gregg and Butch to pay homage to them and celebrate their lives and their many contributions to music. I’m proud to be a part of it and can’t wait to share the stage with all the great players that will be a part of it.”This is a tearjerking lineup that should not be missed. More special guests to be announced soon.The Peach daily lineup has just been announced, including single day tickets going on sale this Friday at Noon here.
The inaugural Canyon Jam at Colorado’s iconic Mishawaka Amphitheatre features several of the jam scene’s “Next Phase” of bands, such as Spafford, The Main Squeeze, Aqueous, Mungion, Organ Freeman, Cycles, Moves at Midnight, and Jus’ Sayin’. The two-day event takes place on September 8th and 9th, and is looking to be an annual affair boasting some of the jam scene’s top young talent. With the event just several weeks away, we decided to catch up with members of each band on the lineup in this new Live For Live Music interview series dubbed Road To Canyon Jam.Why The Mishawaka Amphitheatre Is One Of The Most Coveted Scenic Venues In The CountryOur initial installments of the “Road To Canyon Jam” interview series featured conversations with Cycles’ guitarist Patrick Harvey and drummer Michael Wood, Aqueous drummer Rob Houk, and Spafford bassist Jordan Fairless. In our latest installment, we chatted with Trevor Steer from Los Angeles-based organ trio Organ Freeman. Tickets for Canyon Jam are currently on-sale and can be purchased here. For event updates and additional information, join the Facebook Event page.Live For Live Music: The nature of Canyon Jam centers around the art of the “jam.” What, in your opinion, are the key ingredients to make up a solid improvisation?Trevor Steer: If I had to summarize our approach, it would be arc. Improvisation is, of course, a big part of what we do. The most important component of our music, in our own eyes, is definitely the writing, and the writing has to have an arc. Improvisation that doesn’t support the greater vision of the music isn’t particularly compelling. Great improvising is great writing, and great writing has a purpose and a direction.L4LM: Because Canyon Jam is in its first year and given the location and the lineup, what are you most excited about for Canyon Jam?TS: Canyon Jam will actually be our first show in Colorado together as a band, so more than anything, we’re excited to finally get to play for our fans who have been waiting for us to make it out that way. Also, every person I’ve talked to from there has raved about how beautiful the Mishawaka is, so that can’t be a bad sign. I’m actually holding off on looking up pictures so I can show up and be surprised.L4LM: In their earlier years, bands like The Disco Biscuits, The String Cheese Incident, and STS9 performed at the Mishawaka. Do you ever put any thought into bands that have played iconic venues before you and how that relates to your own career?TS: Honestly, not really. On the business end, it is, of course, useful to look at that type of information and understand what places you should be playing and why, but that’s where I stop. Comparing ourselves to other bands and ascribing too much significance to any particular accomplishment or milestone—be it playing a specific venue, following in the footsteps of a famous band, or anything else—has historically only served to distract us. Entertaining the thought that we might be the next Phish because we played the same venue once would be setting ourselves up for unnecessary disappointment. We’re focused on doing what we’re doing in the moment to the best of our ability, independent of what other groups have done before us.L4LM: The Mishawaka is known for its intimate and gorgeous setting. How does a venue’s vibe affect how you go into a performance?TS: The short answer is I have no idea. The energy of a place absolutely has a potentially huge effect on a performance, but it’s so difficult to quantify. Some of our best shows have been at beautiful venues that inspired us and provided those intangible elements that elevate a show above what it would normally have been; some of our best shows have been in horrible venues where everything went wrong and we simply stopped caring out of frustration and truly let go. Our approach obviously has to be different depending on which of these situations we’re in, but the goal is still the same: To put ourselves in a state of mind where we are totally focused on the music.L4LM: Playing Colorado, in general, always seems to bring out the best in bands. Why do you think that is?TS: Since it’ll be our first time there, I’ll leave it up to you to decide if it brings out the best in us. We’ll worry about why after the show, over a stiff drink.Tickets for Canyon Jam are currently on-sale and can be purchased here. For event updates and additional information, join the Facebook Event page.Friday Schedule:6 pm – Doors8 pm – 9 pm – Moves at Midnight9:30 pm – 10:30 pm – Mungion11 pm – 1 am – Main SqueezeSaturday Schedule:4 pm – Doors6 pm – 6:40 pm – Jus Sayin’7 pm – 8 pm – Cycles8:30 pm – 9:30 pm – Organ Freeman10 pm – 11:30 pm – Aqueous12 am – 2 am – Spafford