Penalties come on the heels of events occuring at Texas Motor Speedway DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. — Penalties have been issued to the No. 29 team in the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series as a result of violations following the June 7 event at Texas Motor Speedway.The No. 29 truck was found to have violated Sections 12-1 (actions detrimental to stock car racing); 12-4J (any determination by NASCAR officials that the race equipment used in the event does not conform to NASCAR rules detailed in Section 20-B of the rule book) and 20B-12.8.1A (The roof failed to meet the minimum height requirement during post-race inspection) of the 2013 rule book.As a result of this violation, crew chief Doug Randolph has been fined $5,000. The team has also been docked six championship driver (Ryan Blaney) and six championship truck owner (Brad Keselowski) points. FULL SERIES COVERAGE• View all articles • View all videos • View all photos
Month: March 2021
Update: Thanks to Jon’s Music Channel 2, we have footage of “Up On Cripple Creek.” Enjoy!Gov’t Mule continue their rockin’ spring tour, powering up an excited Trustee’s Theater in Savannah, GA last night. Yesterday also marked the fourth anniversary of Levon Helm’s passing, creating quite the emotional performance. The Band’s music has had a profound impact on just about everyone in the scene, including Warren Haynes and co.To celebrate Helm’s legacy, Mule played a classic from The Band’s rich catalog for the occasion. “Up On Cripple Creek” came during the second set, spurring the crowd to sing along to the song’s iconic chorus. The show also featured covers of The Beatles, Howlin’ Wolf, and a debut of Weather Report’s “A Remark You Made.”While video of Mule’s “Cripple Creek” from last night has yet to surface, we can watch their version from their three-set New Year’s Eve 2015 performance at the Beacon Theatre:You can also watch fan-shot footage of “Banks Of The Deep End” from last night, below:Full setlist:Edit this setlist | More Gov’t Mule setlists
Woah. 90’s super group Temple of the Dog have announced their first ever tour dates! Featuring Mike McCready, Stone Gossard, and Jeff Ament from Pearl Jam and Chris Cornell and Matt Cameron from Soundgarden (Cameron also is the long-time touring drummer for PJ), the Seattle-based outfit is hitting the road in support of the 25th anniversary of their self-titled album, the only album they ever released.Temple of the Dog formed after the death of Andrew Wood, the lead singer from seminal grunge band Mother Love Bone. Chris Cornell was actually Wood’s roomate at the time of his passing, and asked the remaining members of Mother Love Bone to record two songs with him, written out of the grief he experienced after his friend’s untimely passing. Ament and Gossard were in MLB, and recruited a pre-Pearl Jam McCready and a pre-Soundgarden Cameron to join them in the studio. Pearl Jam was also being formed at this time, and front man Eddie Vedder sings backup vocals on a few tracks for the Temple of the Dog album, which eventually led to the classic Cornell / Veddar vocal duet on “Hunger Strike”, which ended up peaking at No. 4 on the Billboard charts as an unexpected hit single.With a warm-up show at the Tower Theater in Philadelphia, PA, the band will then hit Madison Square Garden, followed by a three-date West Coast run from the Bill Graham Civic Auditorium, in San Francisco, The Forum in Los Angeles, and a homecoming show at the tiny Paramount Theater in Seattle.Lead singer Chris Cornell had this to say about the unlikely reunion:“We wanted to do the one thing we never got to do…play shows and see what it feels like to be the band that we walked away from 25 years ago…Temple was about making an album simply for the joy of doing it. We weren’t concerned what anyone outside of our group of friends would think of it. It was the first and maybe only stress-free album that we all made. This is something no one has ever seen. We wanted to stop and recognize that we did this and pay homage.”Rhythym guitar player Stone Gossard called the Temple of the Dog record:“…the easiest and most beautiful record that we’ve ever been involved with.” Check out the music video for their 1991 hit “Hunger Strike” for a taste:Find full tour date details below, and head to the Temple of the Dog website for any more information on this special, one-time-only tour.Temple of the Dog Tour Dates11/04/2016 – The Tower Theater, Philadelphia, PA11/07/2016 – Madison Square Garden, New York, NY11/11/2016 – Bill Graham Civic Auditorium, San Francisco, CA11/14/2016 – The Forum, Los Angeles, CA11/20/2016 – Paramount Theater, Seattle, WA
On Saturday night, Twiddle and Aqueous returned to Playstation Theater for the second and final night for their New York City run, welcoming a slew of talented guests for a celebratory blowout. The night began with a stellar opening set by Buffalo groove-rock favorites Aqueous, including a rendition of Paul McCartney hit “Band On The Run” featuring Twiddle’s Zdenek Gubb on bass and Evan McPhaden on acoustic guitar. Next, Twiddle took the stage for a an “unplugged” first set which saw the Vermont favorites run through “Dusk ‘Til Dawn,” “BBQ,” “Subconscious Prelude,” and “Glycerine Medley.”Twiddle’s second of three sets opened with an extended “Gatsby The Great,” featuring a tease of Bela Fleck & the Flecktones‘ “Big Country.” PLUMP Chapter One’s “Polluted Beauty” followed, featuring guest sit-ins by Trey Anastasio Band’s James Casey on saxophone and Enrique Sanchez on trumpet. The band closed out set two with the debut of their new original “Milk,” featuring Aqueous guitarist Mike Gantzer. You can watch fan-shot footage of the new tune below, courtesy of YouTube user Mike Kane:Even after and acoustic set and an improv-heavy three-song second frame, Twiddle had a few more tricks up their sleeve for their final set of the run. The band opened the set by welcoming Turkuaz vocalist Shira Elias for a funky rendition of The Jackson 5‘s “I Want You Back.” Next, the band debuted a pair of new tunes from their upcoming album Plump Chapter II, “Nicodemus Portulay” and “Fat Country Baby.” You can watch crowd-shot footage of “I Want You Back” with Shira Elias below thanks to YouTube user Will Jacobson:After the back-to-back debuts, Twiddle brought out teenage guitar prodigy Brandon “Taz” Niederauer for “Mamunes The Faun,” which saw Mihali Savoulidis and the young axe man trade blistering riffs to the delight of the crowd. Check out crowd-shot video of the sit-in below via YouTube user Adam Zapple:Next, James Casey returned to the stage to assist the band on a run through “Be There,” before Enrique Sanchez once again joined the fray for a horn-laden “Latin Tang” set closer. Finally, the band returned with Mike Gantzer and Shira Elias in tow for a passionate encore rendition of Leonard Cohen classic “Hallelujah.”You can check out a gallery of beautiful shots from the guest-filled performance below via Chris Capaci of Capacity Images.Twiddle is back in action this Friday at the Westcott Theater in Syracuse. You can see a full list of upcoming dates here. Aqueous is heading to Boston for a performance at the Paradise Rock Club in Boston. For more info, or to purchase tickets, head to the Aqueous website.Setlist: Aqueous | Playstation Theater | New York, NY | 4/1/17 (via Aqueousband.com)Set One: Numbers and Facts, Don’t Do It, Band on the Run , TriangleNotes: w/ Gubb [Twiddle] on bass and bassist Evan McPhaden on acoustic guitar; Paul McCartney coverSetlist: Twiddle | Playstation Theater | New York, NY | 4/1/17 (via uTwiddle)Set One: Dusk ‘Til Dawn, BBQ, Subconscious Prelude, Glycerine MedleySet Two: Gatsby The Great , Polluted Beauty , Milk Set Three: I Want You Back , Nicodemus Portulay , Fat Country Baby , Mamunes The Faun , Be There , Latin Tang Encore: Hallelujah Notes: “Gatsby The Great” contained a “Big Country” (Bela Fleck) tease. “Polluted Beauty” featured James Casey (TAB, Lettuce) on saxophone and Enrique Sanchez on trumpet. “Milk” was a debut and featured Mike Gantzer (Aqueous) on guitar. “I Want You Back” featured Shira Elias (Turkuaz) on vocals “Nicodemus Portulay” and “FatCountr Baby” were deubts. “Mamunes The Faun” featured Brandon “Taz” Niederauer on guitar. “Be There” featured James Casey. “Hallelujah” featured Shira Elias and Mike Gantzer. Load remaining images Twiddle w/ Aqueous | Playstation Theater | New York, NY | 4/1/17 | Photos by Chris Capaci
Last night, Dead & Company headed to Camden, NJ’s BB&T Pavilion following their well-received performance at New York’s Citi Field on Saturday night. The show opened with “Feel Like A Stranger,” which took on an angelic tone behind Jeff Chimenti‘s funky synth work, setting a focused standard for the set to come…so let’s get on with the show. Chimenti continued to shine with an impressive piano solo on the “Brown Eyed Women” that followed, but the song’s focal point was, without a doubt, John Mayer. The beloved Garcia/Hunter sing-along has proven to be a perfect vessel for Mayer’s distinctive, note-perfect vocals. The way this version sounds, it wouldn’t seem out of place among the guitarist’s own solo work (particularly on, say, 2006’s Continuum). The Dead purists out there may take that notion as sacrilege, but the clearly audible explosion of excitement from the crowd after the song speaks for itself. He doesn’t try to be Jerry. He sings it as John, and it flat-out works.Mayer and Bob Weir continued to trade off lead vocal duties throughout the opening set. First, Weir led the congregation through “Ramble On Rose.” Next, Mayer headed up a honky-tonk “They Love Each Other.” The blues dominated most of the show’s next segment, with Bobby leading Willie Dixon‘s “Little Red Rooster” and Johnny singing Jimmy Reed‘s “Big Boss Man” (and taking the opportunity to show off his well-acknowledged blues guitar chops, to boot) before the two traded verses on the Grateful Dead‘s own “Cumberland Blues.” Finally, “Casey Jones” wrapped the first frame, starting at a faster-than-usual pace and gradually picking up steam from there, to the delight of everyone lamenting Dead & Co’s well-documented tempo deficiencies.Set two started with just Bobby and the drums, as the band transported the NJ crowd to the Bayou with “Iko Iko.” Following the New Orleans anthem, the band kept the blues theme going with “Deal,” one of the shows most memorable highlights. Led by Mayer and propelled by fantastic work from all four pieces of the band’s full “rhythm section,” the tune built to multiple thrilling moments of glorious release before dissipating into an Oteil Burbridge-accented vocal outro and, eventually, into a thoroughly welcome “Help” > “Slip” > “Franklin’s.”Bill Kreutzmann and Mickey Hart took center stage next for their nightly drum-led journey into the great unknown, which eventually rolled into a slowly-turning “Wheel.” When the band segued from there into “Stella Blue,” it was difficult not to feel like the two songs would have played better in the opposite order, but the fan-favorite Garcia ballad was a welcome addition to the set all the same. From there, a short-but-sweet “Sugar Magnolia” rounded out set two, and a heartfelt “Brokedown Palace” sent the audience home singing sweet songs. All said, Dead & Co’s Camden show was an entertaining run through some of the Dead’s most endearing sing-alongs and classic live blues material. Even if it was perhaps slightly less invigorated than their impressive New York performance the night before, the band played impressively as a unit, and had the New Jersey crowd gratefully singing, moving, and rocking their souls all night long.You can listen to a particularly fantastic recording of Dead & Company’s 6/25/17 show at Camden’s BB&T Center from taper Keith Litzenberger (via archive.org user cabinet music):You can also watch pro-shot video of “Feel Like A Stranger” and “Iko Iko” below, via the band’s YouTube page:“Feel Like A Stranger”“Iko Iko”Setlist: Dead & Company | BB&T Center | Camden, New Jersey | 6/26/17Set One: Feel Like A Stranger, Brown Eyed Women, Ramble On Rose, They Love Each Other, Red Rooster, Big Boss Man, Cumberland Blues, Casey JonesSet Two: Iko Iko, Deal, Help On The Way > Slipknot! > Franklin’s Tower > Drums/Space > The Wheel > Stella Blue > Sugar MagnoliaEncore: Brokedown PalaceDead & Company summer tour wraps up this week with a show on Wednesday, 6/28 at Blossom Music Center in Ohio before a tour-closing two-night run at Wrigley Field, home of the MLB’s Chicago Cubs, this weekend. For tickets and info, head to the band’s website.
Psychedelic-electro duo Bells and Robes have been keeping rather busy over the last two years. The group just came off a recent tour with DYNOHUNTER, and were all over the place in 2016 with Exmag, Modern Measure, Eminence Ensemble, and The Groove Orient, along with festival appearances at Suwannee Hulaween, Luna Light, Purple Hatter’s Ball, and more. Based out of Gainesville, Florida, via Atlanta, Luke Sipka and Dean Spaniol of Bells and Robes have just released their latest single, “Purple Shower,” to go along with the announcement of their new record label Zen Fresh Records.Bells and Robes Take Fans On Refreshing Electronic Journey In New Music Video With SwainWith the launch of their own label, the independent duo now has the freedom to create the music that inspires them. Zen Fresh Records also offers Sipka and Spaniol the ability to offer a platform for other up-and-coming artists of similar styles to join them and share their own music. “Anyone making psychedelic, soulful, future bass and electronica should definitely get in touch,” said Bells and Robes.Bells And Robes, MZG Remix The Heavy Pets, Just In Time For AURAWith a lush backdrop, smooth flowing synths, plenty of soul, “Purple Shower” features the duo at the top of their game and serves as a proper kick-off for the new label. “Purple Shower” derives its name from a lyric in the 1971 Shuggie Otis track “Strawberry Letter 23,” later made famous by The Brothers Johnson. As Spaniol and Lipka told YourEDM: “We’ve always been very inspired by the sounds of the 60s and 70s psychedelic soul artists like Shuggie Otis and The Temptations. We wanted to try to take some of the progressions and emotions those songs captured and add modern electronic and future bass elements. The result is our track, ‘Purple Shower’.”Check out Bells and Robes’ Soundcloud page, and listen to “Purple Shower” below:[cover photo courtesy of Bells and Robes via Shelby Spencer Photography]
Last year, up-and-coming bluegrass act Part & Parcel thought it would be fun to get some local Colorado-based artists together and have a night of musical collaboration and fun during a night dubbed the Corduroy Classic. On Saturday, Nov. 11th, Denver’s Cervantes’ Other Side will host the second-annual Corduroy Classic, which will see performances by host band Part & Parcel in addition to Greensky Bluegrass’ Anders Beck among others to help raise money during the holiday season for hurricane relief efforts (purchase tickets here).Hurricane season left mass devastation in its wake over the last several weeks. The southern United States was hit by a record number of relentless storms, with the damage compounded by a lack of resources at their disposal, and Puerto Rico, a U.S. territory, was dealt a heavy blow from Hurricane Maria that may take the Caribbean island years to recover from. In light of these tragic events, the good times at this year’s Corduroy Classic will be made even better, as the event’s proceeds will go to those affected by this year’s unprecedented hurricane season. To ensure proceeds go to those that need it most in Puerto Rico, the event has teamed up with Level, a “philanthropic consulting firm, providing thoughtful leadership & custom campaigns for clients looking to support humanitarian affairs in a responsible way.”A yet-to-be-announced act will open the Corduroy Classic on November 11th, followed by an original set of music from Part & Parcel. The third set of the evening will feature the Corduroy Classic house band, which features Part & Parcel along with a rotating cast of guest musicians! In addition to Greensky’s Anders Beck, also on tap for the festivities are Scott Hachey and Casey Russell (The Magic Beans), Emily Clark (Passing Fancy), Taylor James Frederick (Eminence Ensemble), Matt Flaherty (The Malai Llama), Winston Heuga and Campbell Thomas (Tenth Mountain Division), Matthew Allen Wilkolak (Roka Hueka), and Mark Wilkolak (Emma Mayes & The Hip). As is tradition, this is a corduroy-themed party.Tickets for the Corduroy Classic on Saturday, Nov. 11th are currently on-sale and can be purchased here. For event updates and additional information, join the Facebook Event page.[Photo: ontheDL Photography]
[Photo: Matt Bellamy’s Instagram] Is a Beatles cover band still just a Beatles cover band if Paul McCartney joins the show?Muse frontman Matt Bellamy and drummer Dom Howard were forced to grapple with this question when Sir Paul sat in with their Beatles tribute act, Dr. Pepper’s Jaded Hearts Club Band, in Los Angeles on Tuesday night. Well, “grapple” might not be the right word because Bellamy, Howard and Co. look like they had the time of their lives powering through “Helter Skelter” with the guy who wrote “Helter Skelter”.Bellamy posted a clip of McCartney’s guest appearance to his Instagram, and you can check it out below. While the whole affair may seem like an incredible coincidence, it should be noted that last night’s show took place at a launch party for Stella McCartney’s new fashion line, so Sir Paul’s presence wasn’t completely out of the ordinary. Check out a clip from the collaboration below!
Today, the world music lost one of its forefathers as Steve “Grizzly” Nisbett, a founding drummer of reggae giant Steel Pulse, has passed away at the age of 69. Born on the small Caribbean island of Nevis, the eldest of seven children, he left the Caribbean in 1957 at the age of nine to join his parents who had migrated to Saltley, Birmingham, in the United Kingdom. He began playing drums and percussion as a teenager, and was a member of various soul bands, such as Penny Black, Rebel, and Roy Gee and the Stax Explosion.Nisbett joined Steel Pulse in 1977 before the release of their debut album, Handsworth Revolution, and remained with the band as a touring member until the release of 1997’s Rage and Fury. One of the group’s older members, Grizz served as the main drummer in the group until 1998, when he gave up the honours to Conrad Kelly, but continued to play percussion. Nisbett retired from the band in 2001 due to health concerns, on good terms.The news of Nisbett’s death comes as a shock today, as Steel Pulse takes the stage for their scheduled Jam Cruise performance this afternoon. As the band explains in a post on their Facebook page,“It is with a heavy heart that we must pass the sad news that today, our brother, our friend, our time keeper for so many years, original founding member of Steel Pulse, Steve “Grizzly” Nisbett has passed away suddenly and unexpected. As we the Steel Pulse family far and wide have lost someone so close to us, we will still take the stage in a few hours on the Jam Cruise, knowing that the joy that Grizz had bringing the Steel Pulse music and message to our beloved fans around the world, will continue on today, and his spirit, love, and love for you all will ring out across the seas, touching your heart and ours.Bless Grizzly, Rest In Power!”With the added emotional weight of Grizzly’s death, Steel Pulse’s Jam Cruise set this afternoon is sure to be particularly memorable.Below, you can watch high-quality video of Nisbett performing with Steel Pulse on German music TV show Rockpalast courtesy of ReggaepeloReggae Shows on YouTube:
Load remaining images Phish drummer Jon Fishman is currently on tour with Portland, Maine rockers The Mallett Brothers Band. The band and drummer first collaborated in 2016 to help raise awareness for Bernie Sanders‘ run for president before joining forces again twice last year—including the re-opening of Fishman’s Lincolnville General Store back in November. Now, The Mallett Brothers are a few shows deep into having Fishman as their second drummer for a two-week adventure that is set to last through April 21.Check out the photo gallery below from the band’s sold-out hometown throwdown at Port City Music Hall in Portland, ME on 4/8, courtesy of photographer Vic Brazen. Performing mostly originals, the band executed covers of Creedence Clearwater Revival’s “Fortunate Son” and Bruce Springsteen’s “Tougher Than The Rest”. See below for the complete setlist.Setlist: The Mallett Brothers Band with Jon Fishman | Port City Music Hall | Portland, ME | 4/8/18Vive l’Acadie, Long Black Braid, Late night in Austin, Losin’ Horses, Ye Roaring Falls at Kingsey, Tip up, Fortunate Son*, Tennessee, Peter Amberly, Low down, Too Much Trouble, Good As It Gets, Don’t Let The Bastards Get You Down, Benny, Broke n’ Driftin’,Gettin Back, Falling of the Pine, There Are No Rules In This GameE: Tougher Than The Rest +, High Times, Rocking Chair*Creedence Clearwater Revival cover+Bruce Springsteen coverFollowing The Mallett Brothers Band’s two-day break, the tour will resume at Milkboy Art House in College Park, MD, the Brooklyn Bowl in Brooklyn, NY, the Westcott Theatre in Syracuse, NY, then Higher Ground Ballroom for a hometown throwdown in Burlington, VT, Infinity Hall in Norfolk, CT–all with the Peoples Blues of Richmond. From there, the festivities will continue in Asbury Park, NJ at the House of Independents with the Dead Winter Carpenters, Ardmore Music Hall in Ardmore, PA with the Wallace Brothers Band and Mason Porter, Northampton, MA at Iron Horse Music Hall, Putnam Place in Saratoga Springs, NY, and will conclude at Once Ballroom in Somerville, MA.Don’t miss out on the opportunity to see Fishman performing Mallett Brothers originals on this east coast adventure!Mallett Brothers Band with Jon Fishman Tour3/30 Matunuck RI3/31 Carrabassett Valley, ME4/7 Nashua, NH w Dead Winter Carpenters4/8 Portland ME w Dead Winter Carpenters4/11 College Park MD w Peoples Blues of Richmond4/12 Brooklyn NY w Peoples Blues of Richmond4/13 Syracuse NY w Peoples Blues of Richmond4/14 Burlington VT w Peoples Blues of Richmond4/15 Norfolk CT w Peoples Blues of Richmond4/17 Asbury Park NJ w Dead Winter Carpenters4/18 Ardmore PA w Wallace Brothers Band and Mason Porter4/19 Northampton, MA4/20 Saratoga Springs NY w Eastbound Jesus4/21 Somerville, MA w Eastbound JesusFor more Mallett Brothers Band tour dates, head to the band’s official website. Photo: Vic Brazen