One Killed, Three People Shot During Performance At NYC’s Irving Plaza

first_imgUpdate: The New York Times are reporting that one person has been killed and three remain under hospital care after being shot at this Irving Plaza concert. As of now, no arrests have been made, and the motive for the shooting remains unclear, though there was reportedly some altercations that took place on the floor of the show. The NYTimes also reports that there were metal detectors to get inside the club, and it’s unclear how the gun was brought in.Multiple people were shot at a concert held by rapper T.I. at the popular New York venue Irving Plaza tonight, as reported by PIX11. According to the source, three people were shot at the show, and two of them were immediately rushed to the nearby Bellevue Hospital. One of the two remains in critical condition, while the other is stable. The third was transported to Beth Israel, and is in serious but stable condition.The building has a heavy police presence, and there is no suspect yet in custody. According to PIX11, a witness said that people were not being searched upon entry. Roughly 1,000 people were reportedly in attendance for the performance. Our heart goes out to everyone affected by this nightmare.last_img read more

STS9 Announces New Album ‘The Universe Inside,’ Listen To The First Single

first_imgAfter a track leaked on Amazon last week, buzz has been high surrounding a new album release for the beloved jamtronica band STS9. Today, the band has revealed some information about the new release. Due out August 19th, the band’s new album will be titled The Universe Inside. You can see the artwork pictured below.The new offering will contain thirteen tracks, according to a listing on Amazon. The first track, “Get Loud,” is also available via Apple Music, and can be streamed below.You can see the full tracklisting below, though all other details remain scarce at this time.STS9 – The Universe Inside Tracklisting1. Supercluster2. Out of This World3. Get Loud4. Light Years5. Totem6. World Go Round7. Give & Take8. Elsewhere9. Sun Moon & Stars10. New Dawn, New Day11. Worry No More12. Common Descent13. The Universe Insidelast_img read more

Billy Joel Welcomes Axl Rose And Pink For Covers In LA [Videos]

first_imgOn Saturday night, the one-and-only Billy Joel performed a concert at Los Angeles’ Dodger Stadium. The 23 song set, five song encore included a nostalgic mix of originals and covers, along with a few very special guests. Guns N’ Roses’ Axl Rose and Pink separately joined the Piano Man for a pair of songs each, including their own originals.It has become a frequent part of his set for Joel to incorporate a cover of AC/DC‘s “Highway to Hell,” but Saturday night’s performance appropriately included vocal parts from Axl Rose, who recently toured with the band for their final Rock or Bust shows. Rose and Joel also performed a duet of the latter’s “Big Shot” for the encore.Watch fan-shot footage below: Pink also stopped by the stadium to perform Joel’s “New York State of Mind” before performing her own “Try.”Setlist: Billy Joel |  Dodger Stadium | Los Angeles, CA | 5/13/17Movin’ Out (Anthony’s Song), My Life (with “Ode to Joy” intro), Your Song (Elton John cover), Vienna (fans choice over “Just The Way You Are”), Zanzibar, The Entertainer, The Lion Sleeps Tonight (The Tokens Cover), The Magnificent Seven Theme (Elmer Bernstein cover), The Ballad of Billy the Kid, Don’t Ask Me Why, New York State of Mind (with Pink), Try (Pink cover, with Pink), Allentown, She’s Always A Woman, Say Goodbye to Hollywood, Sometimes a Fantasy, Highway to Hell (AC/DC cover, with Axl Rose), We Didn’t Start The Fire, The River of Dreams (With the Eagles’ “Take It Easy” as the mid-song interlude), Nessun dorma (Giacomo Puccini cover, sung by Mike DelGuidice; Billy Joel on piano), Scenes From an Italian Restaurant, Piano ManE: Uptown Girl, It’s Still Rock and Roll to Me, Big Shot (with Axl Rose), Only the Good Die Young, You May Be Right (with a snippet of Led Zeppelin’s “Rock & Roll”)[cover photo by @its.still.rock.and.roll.to.me][H/T Rolling Stone]last_img read more

TAB’s Natalie Cressman Brings Members of Snarky Puppy, Santana, & More To Brooklyn Comes Alive 2016 [Audio]

first_imgThe second annual Brooklyn Comes Alive was a dreamy success, bringing together dozens of musicians to play in once-in-a-lifetime rotations. Taking over three venues in the heart of Williamsburg, the day-long event will surely go down in the books as one of the more unique of its kind. Of the many highlights was the super group that Natalie Cressman (Trey Anastasio Band) put together for an evening set at the Brooklyn Bowl.Playing music from all over the world, the trombonist/composer/vocalist brought together drummer Nikki Glaspie (The Nth Power),  guitarist Will Bernard (Stanton Moore Trio), tenor saxophonist/flutist Chris Bullock (Snarky Puppy), bassist Benny Rietveld (Santana), keyboardist Samora Pinderhughs (Emily King, Branford Marsalis), and percussionist Danny Sadownick. To add to the surprises, Louis Cato (The Late Show with Stephen Colbert) and Elise Testone also joined in to contribute their luminary talents.Enjoy Natalie Cressman’s 2016 set below, which features covers of Peter Apfelbaum, Herbie Hancock, Gladys Knight & The Pips, and so much more.Natalie Cressman & Friends | Brooklyn Comes Alive | 10/22/16:Natalie Cressman is on the 2017 Brooklyn Comes Alive lineup. As the festival continues to roll out their band configurations, we will soon learn what Natalie “Chainsaw” Cressman has in store.The 2017 Brooklyn Comes Alive lineup features members of Umphrey’s McGee, moe., The Disco Biscuits, The String Cheese Incident, Trey Anastasio Band, and so many more. Iconic legends, such as John Scofield, George Porter Jr., Cyril Neville, DJ Premier, Johnny Vidacovich, and Henry Butler, will join members of nationally touring bands, such as GRAMMY-winners Snarky Puppy, The Meters, Primus, Soulive, Lettuce, The Motet, Lotus, Railroad Earth, The Infamous Stringdusters,Yonder Mountain String Band, The Russ Liquid Test, SunSquabi, Pendulum, Destroid, The Crystal Method, Midnight North, Aqueous, Kung Fu, Electric Beethoven, and more.***Tickets Are On Sale Now!***[Recorded, edited, mixed and mastered by Eric McRoberts]last_img read more

JRAD Delivers Three Debuts On Second Night Of Brooklyn Bowl Run [Photos/Video]

first_imgPhoto: Andrew Blackstein Photo: Andrew Blackstein Photo: Andrew Blackstein Joe Russo’s Almost Dead returned to Brooklyn Bowl for the second night of their March run at the venue that birthed them. The Friday night show saw the Grateful Dead tribute act throwing out teases left and right and included a couple of big JRAD debuts in addition to some moments of individual musical prowess.JRAD jammed their way into “Eyes of the World” to kick off the show before working a few teases of Marvin Gaye‘s “What’s Going On” into the opening tune. Some improvisational back-and-forth from keyboardist Marco Benevento and guitarist Tom Hamilton then gave way to a lengthy “Dancing In The Streets” that turned up the energy level as Benevento and drummer Joe Russo sprinkled in a few teases of their Benevento/Russo Duo favorite “Becky”. Another deep dive into “The Music Never Stopped” followed, with the tune flowing seamlessly into a crowd-pleasing “Tennessee Jed”. The group then wrapped up the five-song set with a cover of Junior Parker‘s “Next Time You See Me”—yet another nod to original Grateful Dead keyboardist Ron “Pigpen” McKernan, who often sang the tune during the band’s early years (Thursday marked the 45th anniversary of Pigpen’s death).JRAD – “Eyes of the World” [Pro-Shot][Video: Nugs.tv]Joe Russo’s Almost Dead – “Dancing In The Streets”[Video: monihampton]Joe Russo’s Almost Dead – “Next Time You See Me”[Video: monihampton]JRAD kicked off the second stanza in style with a “Wild Thing” tease that opened the band’s first “Iko Iko” in over three years. The Mardi Gras standard set up an extended jam that included hints of Ornette Coleman‘s “Theme From A Symphony” before segueing right into a “Black Throated Wind” that zipped into “Bertha”. “Feel Like A Stranger” was a Grateful Dead mainstay through the 1980s, and the version that followed last night’s “Bertha” got taken into serious ’80s territory with prominent teases of Peter Gabriel‘s “Sledgehammer” and Bell Biv Devoe‘s new jack swing classic “Poison”.JRAD – “Eyes of the World” [Pro-Shot][Video: Nugs.tv]One of the night’s more memorable moments came next as the band hit the opening notes of “Peggy – O”, a staple of the Grateful Dead repertoire that—somehow, surprisingly—has never gotten the JRAD treatment. Hamilton held down vocals on the debut, which eventually moved on to lengthy, energetic “Playing In The Band” that almost gave way to the “Terrapin Suite” (look out for that one at tonight’s Brooklyn Bowl closer, folks).Finally, the spotlight fell on Benevento as he closed out the set with a solo jam built around Madonna‘s “Borderline”, which Russo later said was the first song the pair ever played together. After a quick encore break, the band returned for yet another debut, this time of the Bobby and Shirley Womack classic “It’s All Over Now” (which was an early hit for the Rolling Stones in 1964). Hamilton sand the tune, which included a few teases of “Cumberland Blues”.JRAD will return to the Brooklyn Bowl tonight for the final show of their run at the venue. They will continue their March tour next week when they head to the Landmark Theatre in Syracuse on Thursday, March 15th. For a full list of upcoming dates, hit the band’s website.You can check out a full gallery of photos from the performance below courtesy of photographer Andrew Blackstein.Setlist: Joe Russo’s Almost Dead | Brooklyn Bowl | New York, NY | 3/9/2018 Set One: Jam -> Eyes Of The World @ -> Dancing In The Streets # > The Music Never Stopped > Tennessee Jed > Next Time You See Me $Set Two: Iko Iko %, Jam $$ -> Black Throated Wind -> Bertha > Feel Like A Stranger^, Peggy – O &, Jam * -> Playing in The Band + -> Marco Solo @@Encore: It’s All Over Now##@ – With a “What’s Going On” (Marvin Gaye) Tease (SM), a Marco Solo which evolved into a Marco / Tommy Duo & a DD Bass Solo# – With numerous “Becky” (Benevento Russo Duo) Teases & Jams (MB & JR, then Band)$ – Junior Parker cover (Sung by Pigpen when it was a part of the GD’s repertoire), First Time Played by Almost Dead, sung by SM% – Not Played by Almost Dead since 2015-02-16 Boulder Theater, Boulder, CO a gap of 123 shows. Preceded by a “Wild Thing” (Tone Loc) Tease (JR)$$ – With “Theme From A Symphony” (Ornette Coleman) Teases (DD)^ – With “Sledgehammer” (Peter Gabriel) Teases (Band) and “Poison” (Bell Biv DeVoe) teases (JR)& – First Time Played by Almost Dead, sung by TH* – With a Dancing In The Streets Tease (Band) & maybe Dark Star Teases as well?+ – With Terrapin Suite Teases (TH, MB & JR)@@ – With a “Borderline” (Madonna) Jam## – Bobby Womack and Shirley Womack/Rolling Stones Cover, (Sung by Bob Weir when it was a part of the GD’s repertoire) First Time Played by Almost Dead, sung by TH, with a Cumberland Blues Tease (MB)Joe Russo’s Almost Dead | Brooklyn Bowl | New York, NY | 3/9/2018 | Photos: Andrew Blackstein Load remaining imageslast_img read more

Music Festival Sues Coachella Over ‘Monopolistic’ Radius Clauses

first_imgSoul’d Out Productions, the group behind Portland, Oregon’s Soul’d Out Music Festival, is suing California’s popular Coachella Music & Arts Festival. The suit was filed at the U.S. District Court’s in Oregon on Monday.Portland Business Journal reports that the primary issue is a “contractual restriction” that prevents artists who have been booked by Coachella from playing “at any other festival or themed event within a distance that extends over 1,300 miles” for five months before or after Coachella. Soul’d Out Productions alleges that the so-called radius clause is a “monopolistic practice” that has injured its business, which is located over 1,000 miles from the site of Coachella. The suit claims that Coachella’s practice violates federal antitrust laws, as well as antitrust laws in Oregon and California. The plaintiffs allege that the radius clauses limit consumer choice and force promoters and fans alike to pay higher prices, adding that artists have declined to perform at the Soul’d Out Festival as a result of Coachella’s radius clause. “We seek no less than to operate in a fair and open environment,” Soul’d Out Productions co-owner and co-founder Nicholas Harris reportedly said in a release. “But as our industry has become more consolidated, it is subjected to more and more corporate tactics that penalize the public. Music, and the culture that births it, is not a commodity to be exploited. It is meant to inspire and enrich our lives.”Evidently, Soul’d Out’s goal is “to bar Coachella and its AEG affiliates from enforcing any performance contracts that contain such a radius clause, and also seeks treble damages from injuries caused by their unlawful actions and attorneys’ fees spent bringing this lawsuit.” The company is currently represented by Schwabe, Williamson & Wyatt PC.As previously reported, Coachella will return to the Empire Polo Fields in Indio, CA over the next two weekends: April 13-15 and April 20-22. Beyonce, Eminem, and The Weekend are set to headline, and many of the fest’s biggest performances will be streamed online for free.The Soul’d Out Festival, on the other hand, will feature Erykah Badu, De La Soul, Wyclef Jean, Tipper, Noname, and more when it takes place April 18-22.[H/T Portland Business Journal]last_img read more

Bob Weir Joins Ratdog, Furthur Members At Benefit Concert [Full Show Video]

first_imgBob Weir joined forces with some of his RatDog and Furthur bandmates for a benefit show and celebration of Music Heals International‘s fifth anniversary at Sweetwater Music Hall in Mill Valley, CA, last night. JamBase reports that the Grateful Dead guitarist teamed up with RatDog’s Steve Kimock, Jay Lane, and Robin Sylvester during the show, which also featured Dan “Lebo” Lebowitz, Jason Crosby, DJ Logic, Dave Ellis, David Nelson, Matt Kelly, and Weir’s old Furthur bandmates Sunshine Becker and Jeff Pehrson.Weir jumped into the fray during the David Nelson-led part of the show, with the two guitarists sharing a story about their early days on the road before going into “Friend of the Devil”, a cover of Johnny Otis’ “Wille and the Hand Jive”, and “Ripple”. After Nelson and some of his guests made their exit, Weir was joined by Kimock, Lane, Sylvester, Kelly, and DJ Logic, who helped with “Corrina”, a rendition of Little Walter’s classic instrumental “Juke”, Willie Dixon’s “Little Red Rooster”, and “Standing on the Moon”.Finally, Weir and Co. closed out the night with an 18+ minute, saxophone and turntable-infused “China Cat Sunflower”/“I Know You Rider” combo.You can watch the entire performance below, but Weir’s appearance begins around 2 hour and 40 minute mark.Music Heals International 5th Anniversary [Video: Sweetwater Music Hall][H/T JamBase]last_img read more

Twiddle Welcomes Pigeons Playing Ping Pong’s Jeremy Schon At Washington D.C.’s 9:30 Club [Audio]

first_imgOver the weekend, Vermont four-piece Twiddle played a two-night run at Washington D.C.’s 9:30 Club, working in and out of theme songs from the band’s favorite films and television shows. Included in the weekend’s theme were Harry Potter, James Bond, Indiana Jones, Lord of the Rings, Jurassic Park, Braveheart, Game of Thrones, and Aqua Teen Hunger Force.Another highlight of the weekend was Pigeons Playing Ping Pong guitarist Jeremy Schon joining Twiddle mid-way through their second set on Friday night, for a roaring take on Twiddle’s “Apples”. Twiddle and Pigeons Playing Ping Pong are no strangers to each other, having played a number of shows and festivals together over the years. Recently, the two bands announced a co-headlining Red Rocks Amphitheatre show, on Thursday, May 2nd, 2019, with Bozeman, MT-based jamgrass outfit the Kitchen Dwellers handling the evening’s opening duties.Twiddle’s lead guitarist Mihali Savoulidis noted, “What’s really cool about this show is that we and the Pigeons have been friends and playing together for years when we were drawing 200 people and now, 5 years later, we are headlining Red Rocks together.”Listen to audio from Twiddle’s October 26th show, featuring PPPP’s Jeremy Schon below:Twiddle – 9:30 Club – 10/26/2018[Audio: Sam Johnson]Next up for Twiddle is a collaborative project dubbed, Phiddle, as the quartet will team up with Grateful Dead bassist Phil Lesh for a special Halloween proper celebration. The show will take place on Wednesday, October 31st, at Port Chester, NY’s Capitol Theatre.For more information on Twiddle’s upcoming tour dates and ticketing information, head to the band’s website here.Setlist: Twiddle | 9:30 Club | Washington D.C. | 10/26/2018Set One: Nicodemus Portulay -> Halloween groove—> Frankenfoote—> Harry Potter groove -> Doinkinbonk!!!—> James Bond groove—> Blunderbuss, Lost in the ColdSet Two: Orlando’s —> Indiana Jones groove—> Apples*—> Lord of the Rings groove—> Cabbage Face—> Jurassic Park groove—> Cabbage Face, Tiberius—> Braveheart speech/theme, TiberiusEncore: Mad World* w/ Jeremy Schon from Pigeons Playing Ping PongSetlist: Twiddle | 9:30 Club | Washington D.C. | 10/27/2018Set One:  Jamflowman—> Layla tease-> Jamflowman, Carter candlestick—> Game of Thrones groove—> Carter Candlestick, Drifter, Amydst the Myst, Latin tang—> Aqua Teen Hunger Force, When It Rains It PoursSet Two: White Light—> Beamin jam—> White Light, Gatsby—> Duck tales—> Gatsby, Every Soul, Earth MamaEncore: Juggernautlast_img read more

Watch Lady Gaga, Bradley Cooper’s Hot And Heavy Performance Of “Shallow” At The Oscars

first_imgOn Sunday night, Hollywood celebrated its biggest night of the year at the 91st Annual Academy Awards in Los Angeles. The evening featured a number of notable storylines, from Spike Lee nabbing his first-ever Oscar for “Best Adapted Screenplay” (BlacKkKlansman) to Bohemian Rhapsody taking home four awards including a “Best Actor in a Leading Role” statue for Rami Malek‘s portrayal of Queen‘s embattled frontman, Freddie Mercury.However, Lady Gaga and Bradley Cooper‘s duet performance of “Shallow”, the hit song from their multiple Oscar-nominated film, A Star Is Born, was what set the Internet ablaze during the ceremony. In the film, the song serves as a significant plot point in the love story between Cooper and Gaga’s respective characters, a musical representation of new yet star-crossed love. It was clear from their Oscar performance that the chemistry between the two is still as strong as ever. The sexual and emotional tension was palpable—particularly when Cooper made his way to Gaga’s piano bench to help sing the song’s final refrain. They didn’t quite make out onstage, but they may as well have.Related: Lady Gaga And Bradley Cooper Perform “Shallow” During Surprise Live Debut In Las Vegas [Watch]Whether it was the song itself, the chemistry between the two performers, or some combination of the two, the powerful ballad made a strong impression on more than just the viewers in theaters and at home. “Shallow” wound up taking home “Best Original Song” honors later in the evening. Check out Bradley Cooper and Lady Gaga’s performance of A Star Is Born‘s Oscar-winning original song, “Shallow”, below:Lady Gaga, Bradley Cooper – “Shallow”[Video: ThatGuyInPhilly]You can also watch Lady Gaga and her songwriting collaborators accept the award for “Best Original Song” below:Lady Gaga, Mark Ronson, & More Accept “Best Original Song” Oscar For “Shallow”[Video: SOUNDBEAT]last_img read more

János Kornai Leontief Medal for economics contributions

first_imgJános Kornai, Allie S. Freed Professor of Economics Emeritus in the Department of Economics, was awarded the Leontief Medal, given annually to several Russian economists and one international economist for contributions to the field of economics.Kornai traveled to St. Petersburg, Russia, to receive the Leontief Medal, named after Nobel laureate Wassily Leontief, the creator of input-output analysis. At the Feb. 13 ceremony, Kornai was praised for his book “Economics of Shortage” (1980), which “opened the eyes of Russian economists.”last_img