Load remaining images Photo: Steve Rose Tedeschi Trucks Band is back on the road, roaring through the west coast. On Friday night, the band began their two-night stop at the Orpheum Theatre in Los Angeles with the Hard Working Americans as support. The familial ties alone, between brothers Derek Trucks and drummer Duane Trucks, make this lineup special–but musically, the gritty rock and roll from the HWA set the perfect stage for the rock and soul of the twelve piece ensemble. As always, the husband-and-wife duo had some surprises up their sleeve, with special guest appearances from guitarist Blake Mills (Dawes, Band of Horses, Grammy nominated “Producer of the Year” for Alabama Shakes’ Sound & Color), who sat in for the Allman Brothers Band‘s “Ain’t Wastin’ Time” and Billy Taylor‘s “I Wish I Knew How It Would Feel To Be Free”, as well as TTB’s original “Bound For Glory” during the encore. Keyboardist Carey Frank, who filled in for Kofi Burbridge while he was off tour earlier this year, also joined the band for the show-closing “Bound For Glory”.Relive Tedeschi Trucks Band & Trey Anastasio’s Collab At The Beacon [Pro-Shot Video/Audio]Known for their unique takes on old covers, Tedeschi Trucks Band included renditions of The Beatles, Johnny Moore’s Three Blazers, Sleepy John Estes, and the Grateful Dead in their setlist. The band also included newly-written “All The World” and “Shame” performances amongst others from their impressive catalogue of originals. Check out the setlist and the full gallery below, courtesy of Steve Rose.Tonight, Tedeschi Trucks Band returns to the same stage with David Luning.Setlist: Tedeschi Trucks Band | Orpheum Theatre | Los Angeles, CA | 11/10/17Anyday, Made Up My Mind, Within You > Just As Strange, Right On Time, Leavin Trunk, All The World, Ain’t Wastin’ Time*, I Wish I Knew*, Shame, Angel > Sugaree, How Blue Can You Get, I Want MoreE: A Song For You, Bound For Glory*^*w/ Blake Mills^w/ Carey FrankTedeschi Trucks Band & Hard Working Americans | Orpheum Theatre | 11/10/17 | Photos by Steve Rose
Cleveland’s native sons Broccoli Samurai made fans of Rick and Morty, the hit Adult Swim animated series, take notice at the recent Funk Fest in Punta Gorda when they laid down a spot-on cover of the enormously successful show’s theme song, a tune which has been in their live rotation for some time now. The song was slipped into the middle of their well-received set at the Florida festival just as a spectacular sunset gave them a beautiful backdrop to play against. Broccoli Samurai is no stranger to the festival stages, as they have notched dozens of appearances around the country since their founding in 2010.Deadmau5 Spent $15K On “Rick And Morty” McDonald’s Szechuan Sauce To Give To Fans [Listen]In addition to several strong selections from their original repertoire, the band also slipped a second cover into their set in the form of Lotus‘s Nomad track “Greet The Mind”. You can see videos of Broccoli Samurai’s Rick and Morty theme and their rendition of “Greet The Mind” below:Broccoli Samurai – “Rick And Morty Theme”Broccoli Samurai – “Greet The Mind”Broccoli Samurai joined a fantastic lineup of funk acts both new and old over the course of two days in sunny Punta Gorda. Other artists on the 2018 bill included Tower of Power, Blackberry Smoke, Turkuaz, The Soul Rebels, Here Come The Mummies, Joe Marcinek, Wild Adriatic, Resinated, Band of Heathens, Johnny Sketch and the Dirty Notes, Voodoo Visionary, Gang of Thieves, and Reverend Barry & The Funk.For a list of Broccoli Samurai’s upcoming performances, head to the band’s website.Keep your eyes out for further coverage from a fantastic weekend of funk at Funk Fest Punta Gorda.
At the karaoke bar, Byrne signed himself up to sing some Prince, offering up his own take on The Purple One’s mega-hit, “When Doves Cry”, the lead single off 1984’s Purple Rain. Based on social media accounts of what went down at the Alibi Tiki Lounge, it also looks like Byrne stuck around before and after his surprise cameo karaoke performance, hanging with fans and the staff at the bar. You can check out videos of David Byrne’s karaoke cover of Prince’s “When Doves Cry” below. [H/T Portland Mercury] [Video: J Thomas]Scroll left on this Instagram post to find a longer video of David Byrne’s Prince cover. On Sunday night, David Byrne rolled through Portland, Oregon, performing a sold-out show at the Keller Auditorium as part of his ongoing and utterly fabulous American Utopia tour. However, on Saturday night, Byrne took advantage of his night off over Memorial Day Weekend, stopping by Portland’s Alibi Tiki Lounge and surprising a whole bunch of fans along the way.
Back in February, Phish announced that their 11th festival, Curveball, would be headed to Watkins Glen International in New York from August 17th to 19th. At many of Phish’s past multi-day festivals, the band has hosted 5K races, and Curveball will be no different. Today, Curveball has announced “The 102nd Running of the First Annual Runaway Jim Memorial 5k Road Race,” which will fall on Saturday, August 18th, of the festival.Pre-registration for the Runaway Jim Memorial 5k Road Race is open now and available on a first-come, first-registered basis here. As noted in the announcement,Officially Registered runners receive a numbered race bib for official timing. Race entry is free to all ticket holders (with the option of buying a racing shirt during online registrations). We encourage runners to pre-register online as only limited registration may be available at Watkins Glen. Trophies will be awarded to the fastest Male and Female, and the 2nd and 3rd place finishers overall. Medals will be awarded to the top finisher in each age category: 18-29, 30- 39, 40-49, 50-59, 60 and above.Perhaps most importantly, as noted in the festival’s announcement, “Drug testing will not take place before and after the race.” For more information and to register for Curveball’s The 102nd Running of the First Annual Runaway Jim Memorial 5k Road Race, head here. For more information on Curveball, which is scheduled for August 17th to 19th in Watkins Glen, NY, head to the festival’s website here.
Inaugural East Coast WinterWonderGrass Announces Full Lineup Led By Railroad, Stringdusters, Keller & The Keels
Back in April, WinterWonderGrass announced it’d be adding a third music festival to its roster, joining the festival’s annual bluegrass celebrations in Colorado and California. Slated for December 14th through 16th, the newest edition of WinterWonderGrass will take place in Stratton, Vermont, marking the festival’s first-ever East Coast event and similarly offering attendees the opportunity to ski and ride while also taking in some of the top bluegrass, folk, and roots acts in the country.Today, WinterWonderGrass has announced the lineup for its inaugural, three-day East Coast edition. Leading the lineup is WinterWonderGrass veterans Railroad Earth, The Infamous Stringdusters, and Keller & The Keels. The festival will also see performances by Billy Strings, Fruition, Jeff Austin Band, The Larry Keel Experience, Horseshoes & Hand Grenades, Lindsay Lou, Kitchen Dwellers, Rumpke Mountain Boys, Ghost of Paul Revere, Upstate Rubdown, Jon Stickley Trio, Saints and Liars, Grant Farm, Beg, Steal or Borrow, Pickin’ on the Dead, The WWG All-Stars, and Bridget Law plus special guests Charlie Rose (of Elephant Revival) and Pappy Biondo.Three-day general admission tickets prices start at $149 and VIP three-day tickets start at $299 for a limited time, in addition to two-mountain and coast-to-coast (all three resorts) passes and single/two-day tickets. All three-day festival tickets include a reusable commemorative festival mug. Additional information can be found at www.winterwondergrass.com.
On the heels of their recently announced purchase of New Orleans’ legendary Tipitina’s nightclub, New Orleans-based funk outfit Galactic has announced a three-night run of shows over Mardi Gras, set to take place on March 1st, 2nd, and 4th at Tip’s.Galactic also has a new album on the way, Already Ready Already, due out on Friday, February 8th via Tchoup-Zilla Records.Produced by the band’s Robert Mercurio and Ben Ellman, Galactic’s 10th studio LP features guest appearances from Princess Shaw, Miss Charm Taylor, David Shaw, Nahko, Erica Falls, and Boyfriend. Already Ready Already sees Galactic taking a contemporary approach towards their own progressive sound, connecting elements of modern rhythms and electronic instrumentation.Luckily for fans, the recent recording sessions that yielded Already Ready Already generated enough material for another LP due later in 2019, one which Ellman described in a press release as “possibly more of a throwback thing,” but will almost certainly morph into something new and wonderful via Galactic’s evolutionary musical vision.Ellman also noted,I’ve never been able to put a label on what we do. I could say it’s funk or I could say it’s R&B or jazz or whatever else, but really, it’s all of that.Robert Mercurio added,It’s not that we’re always trying to push boundaries, but we definitely take influence from our hometown and try to do something new with it. We tour all around the world and we’re exposed to tons of elements that filter their way into our consciousness and come out through our music.Tickets for Galactic’s upcoming Mardi Gras run are now on sale here.For tickets and more information on Galactic’s upcoming tour and album, head to the band’s website here.
Kung Fu was at Brooklyn Bowl in New York City over the weekend for the latest stop on their ongoing 2019 winter tour. The five-piece band’s headlining performance on Saturday wasn’t just any typical show from the funk-fusion outfit. Their first set of the night was comprised of a mix of originals from their own catalog, while the second half of the show saw the band treat their New York fans to live interpretations of songs originally made famous by The Who.The night got off to a thrilling start courtesy of local power-jam outfit, Of Clocks and Clouds. The five-piece rock band, which typically performs as a quartet, took advantage of their busy Brooklyn Bowl debut by delivering a thrilling opening set.Kung Fu started the first of their own two sets with a performance of “Daddy D”, the funky opening track from their 2016 Joyride LP. Next up was “Cookie Monster”, followed by “Speed Bump Of Your Love” and “Chin Music”. The band continued into a two-song combination of “Pawtyn” into “Chop Suey”. Next up was a rendition of Dispatch‘s “Two Coins” featuring a surprise sit-in from Dispatch guitarist, Pete Francis. Francis would remain on stage to help them perform “Rubbermoon”, before the band sent fans into set-break with a rendition of “Samurai”.The tribute half of the show began with a lively rendition of “Won’t Get Fooled Again”, the climactic anthem from the classic rock band’s 1971 Who’s Next album. Next came “I Can’t Explain”, followed by the “Overture” into “It’s A Boy” combination from 1969′ Tommy. They continued into “Bargain”, another hard-hitting tune off of Who’s Next, before welcoming their second special guest of the evening. This time, they were joined by Pink Talking Fish keyboardist Richard James, who sat in with the band to help play on “Drowned”.Following the mid-set sit-in, Kung Fu continued with high-energy renditions of “Eminence Front”, “Baba O’Riley”, and “The Real Me”. The set came to a close with another two-song combo of “Pinball Wizard”, followed by “We’re Not Gonna Take It”. The band kept the Who covers going strong into the encore, which started with “Who Are You” and closed with “My Generation”. In the spirit of the night’s tribute performance, the band fittingly took to destroying a majority of their equipment at the climactic ending of “My Generation” in characteristic The Who fashion.Fans can watch the videos below to relive all the madness captured during the covers portion of Saturday’s show.Kung Fu – The Who Tribute Full Set – 2/9/2017[Video: Zak Radick]Kung Fu – “My Generation” [Side Stage] – 2/9/2019[Video: mwhite10280]The next scheduled performance as part of Kung Fu’s winter tour will take place at 8×10 in Baltimore on March 1st. Fans can head over to the band’s website for ticket info.Setlist: Kung Fu | Brooklyn Bowl | Brooklyn, NY | 2/9/2019Set One: Daddy D, Cookie Monster, Speed Bump Of Your Love, Chin Music, Pawtyn > Chop Suey, Two Coins*, Rubbermoon*, SamuraiSet Two [Comprised entirely of The Who covers]: Won’t Get Fooled Again, I Can’t Explain, Overture > It’s A Boy > Bargain, Drowned^, Eminence Front, Baba O’Riley, The Real Me, Pinball Wizard > We’re Not Gonna Take itEncore: Who Are You, My GenerationShow Notes:* w/ Pete Francis^ w/ Richard James on guest keys
Harvard’s men’s hockey team will have to wait another year for a shot at its 11th Beanpot Championship.Overwhelmed and overpowered by No. 14-ranked Boston College (B.C.), the Crimson were throttled, 6-0, in their worst Beanpot loss ever on Monday (Feb. 1).The severity of the loss came as a surprise given Harvard’s recent run. Even though the Crimson had entered Monday’s matchup with a 5-11-3 record, they had a 3-1-1 record in the past five games, including a 3-2 victory over No. 5 Yale (Jan. 12) and a 4-1 blowout on the road against No. 13 Union.After yielding the first goal less than six minutes into the game, Harvard tightened up on defense, holding off the Eagles at bay for the rest of the period.But 18 seconds into the second period, B.C. tacked on its second goal. That score crippled any momentum that Harvard came out with in the second period, and another goal eight minutes later silenced the Crimson for good.“They were clearly the better team tonight. They beat us to all the loose pucks, and they used their speed to force us into taking penalties,” said Crimson head coach Ted Donato. “I don’t think we gave ourselves a chance to win.”“This is obviously a great disappointment to our team,” Crimson captain Alex Biega ’10 said of the loss, “especially on such a great national stage.”The excessive physical play of the Crimson may be the biggest reason for their struggles, since they drew a season-high 17 penalties, for a total of 58 minutes in the penalty box.Harvard, which lost a 4-3 nail-biter to B.C. earlier this season (Dec. 6), has now dropped six straight to the Eagles.“They were solid. We had a couple of runs that might have given us a chance to get back into the game, but give Boston College a lot of credit,” Donato added. “We were never able to get into what we were trying to do, and their speed and skill had a large role in that.”The Crimson will have to regroup quickly, with two Ivy League road contests this weekend against Brown (Feb. 5) and Yale (Feb. 6), before heading back to the TD Banknorth Garden for the Beanpot Consolation game next Monday (Feb. 8) at 5 p.m. against Northeastern. The last time the two teams met in the Beanpot was in 2008, when Harvard defeated the Huskies, 3-1, to skate into the title game.“We’ve certainly built some positive momentum over the last month,” said Donato. “This is a tough pill to swallow, but I think we’re trying to get back to a point where we come into a Beanpot with a real strong record and have a chance to win.”“I think, for the most part, we’ll get better as time goes on,” said Biega. “We just have to keep working and stick together. We win and lose as a team.”
At the Nov. 30 meeting of the Faculty Council, its members approved the Harvard Summer School “Courses of Instruction” for 2012. They also heard reports on advising in the College and on information technology.The council next meets on Jan. 25. The next meeting of the faculty is on Dec. 6. The preliminary deadline for the Feb. 7 meeting of the faculty is Jan. 17 at noon.