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  • DSO – Eyes of The World – 12/31/11, The Wellmont

  • Trey Anastasio Band -Ether Sunday – 2/20/2011

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Welcome Back To Now

Hey y’all, uh… testing 1 2 3… Is this thing on? Okay, good. Has the time come for Welcome To Now 3.0? We think so, and hope you’ll agree.

To get things back and started again, here’s a sampling of what’s making news this week around the web. Stay tuned for furthur updates, more phishiness, a healthy dose of untz, and lots more music for you folks!

Warren Haynes drops title track from forthcoming ‘Man In Motion’ solo disc:

Pre-Order ‘Man In Motion’ here, you can even get a Warren Bobblehead!

 

Watkin’s Glen President Tweets Himself into Phishy Quagmire:

theglenprez on Twitter

theglenprez on Twitter

WTN’s take: Fest is on; date, other bands now in question…

 

Jam In The Dam Returns in 2012:

JITD 2012

JITD 2012

It’s gonna be a rager!

 

Mike Throws Down 2 Nights of Heady Jamz at BK Bowl:

Mike's Bowl

Mike's Bowl

Setlists, reviews, vids, and photos here!

 

News Flash – Wooks Love MSG Ghost:

And here’s #3 compliance of the real thing…


iClips to Webcast All Good This Weekend

Continuing the 2010 Couch Tour, iClips.net will offer up a FREE live webcast of the All Good Music Festival, taking place this weekend, July 8-11th, on Marvin’s Mountaintop in Masontown, WV. The webcast will run all afternoon and evening on Friday, Saturday, and Sunday this weekend and, while the full webcast lineup/schedule is not yet announced, so far we know that DSO, WSP, Keller Williams, Everyone Orchestra, and P-Groove will all be shown at some point over the weekend!

Other possible big names that may appear on the webcast include Furthur, George Clinton and P Funk, UM, YMSB, and Grace Potter. The full All Good Lineup can be found on the festival’s official site. You can catch the live webcast here, enjoy phans!

Update Sunday 7/11 – iClips Fail: After a satelite went down, no All Good Webcasts were able to be aired all weekend until today. Fortunately, the iClips gang has things up and running again and will be webcasting some live and many pre-recorded sets from the weekend. Go here to tune in. Today’s webcast schedule is as follows:

Mountain Jam Free Webcast/Schedule

Summer festival season keeps rollin’ this weekend after last weekend’s big kick-off and the main event in the Northeast is Warren Haynes’ annual Mountain Jam festival at Hunter Mountain in upstate, NY. If you’re not making it out, you can still catch ALL the action LIVE for FREE (!) over on iClips. Be sure to drop by and spend a little time on the mountain (albeit virtually).

MOUNTAIN JAM 2010 WEBCAST SCHEDULE:

FRIDAY JUNE 4TH
4:00 – Grace Potter and the Nocturnals
5:30 – Dr. Dog
6:45 – The Avett Brothers
8:15 – Trombone Shorty & Orleans Avenue
9:00 – Gov’t Mule
1:00 – Les Claypool

SATURDAY JUNE 5TH
4:15 – Yonder Mountain String Band
5:30 – Toots & The Maytals
6:45 – Dave Mason
7:45 – Drive-By Truckers
9:00 – Gov’t Mule
1:00 – Dark Star Orchestra

SUNDAY JUNE 6TH
2:30 – Michael Franti & Spearhead
4:00 – Matisyahu
5:15 – ALO
6:15 – The Whigs
7:00 – The Bridge
7:30 – Levon Helm & Friends featuring Warren Haynes, Donald Fagen, Ray LaMontagne, Sam Bush, Steve Earle,  Patterson & David Hood, Jackie Greene, Allison Moorer and more!

Welcome To Now Weekend Update

Memorial Day weekend 2010 is coming to a close, and oh what a weekend of music it was. Here’s a round-up of setlists, pics, and vids from the various festivals going down all over this great land. As downloads become available, they’ll be added here and also in the BRAND NEW DOWNLOAD LIBRARY (see link on left) so be sure to check back in the coming days… It’s officially summertime folks so take a vacation and fall out for a while, Summer’s coming in, and it’s goin’ outta style!

Furthur Soundcheck ~ 5/27/10 ~ Furthur Festival
Space > Eleven > Eyes of the World > Dark Star > Bird Song > Loose Lucy, Dear Mr. Fantasy, Scarlet Begonias > Fire on the Mountain, Let It Grow, Unbroken Chain, Standing on the Moon, Playing in the Band > Dark Star
E: Donor Rap, Going Down the Road Feeling Bad

Furthur ~ 5/28/10 ~ Furthur Festival
Set 1: (American Beauty): Box of Rain, Friend of the Devil, Sugar Magnolia, Operator, Candyman, Ripple > Brokedown Palace, Til the Morning Comes, Attics of my Life, Truckin
Set 2: (Workingman’s Dead): Uncle John’s Band, High Time, Dire Wolf, New Speedway Boogie, Cumberland Blues, Black Peter, Casey Jones
Set 3 (Anthem of the Sun): Cryptical Envelopment > The Other One > New Potato Caboose > Born Cross Eyed, Alligator, Caution
E: Donor Rap, New Song, One More Saturday Night

All Star Late Night Jam ~ 5/28/10 ~ Furthur Festival
*Viola Lee Blues (V1), *New Speedway Boogie, *#Fennario (Peggy-O), *#Tennessee Jed, *%Viola Lee Blues (V2), *$Sugaree $$, *%@Death Don’t Have No Mercy, *%@I Know You Rider, *%@Viola Lee Blues (V3)
* Phil (bass), Larry Campbell (guitar), Jackie Greene (guitar), Jeff Chimenti (keys), Joe Russo (drums)
# with Teresa Williams (vocals), Larry Campbell on fiddle
% with Bob Weir (guitar), Jackie Greene (bass)
$ with Mark Karan (guitar)
@ with Jorma Kaukonen (guitar), Jack Casady (bass), Jackie Greene (keys), Bob Weir, Joe Russo

Furthur ~ 5/29/10 ~ Furthur Festival
Set 1 (Blues For Allah): Help on the Way > Slipnot! > Franklin’s Tower, King’s Soloman’s Marbles, Music Never Stopped, Crazy Fingers, Sage & Spirit, Blues for Allah, Sandcastles and Glass Camels, Usual Occurrences in the Desert
Set 2 (Aoxomoxoa): St. Stephen, Dupree’s Diamond Blues, Rosemary, Doin’ That Rag, Mountains of the Moon, China Cat Sunflower, What’s Become of the Baby, Cosmic Charlie
Set 3 (Terrapin Station): Estimated Prophet, Dancing in the Street, Passenger, Samson and Delilah, Sunrise, Lady With a Fan > Terrapin Station > Terrapin > Terrapin Transit > At a Siding > Terrapin Flyer > Refrain, Donor Rap
Encore: Not Fade Away

SOUNDBOARDS NOW AVAILABLE AT LIVEDOWNLOADS.COM

BISCO INFERNO

05/29/10 ~ Red Rocks Amphitheatre ~ Morrison, CO

Set I: Hot Air Balloon> Gangster> Portal To An Empty Head1, Mindless Dribble> The Great Abyss> Hot Air Balloon

Set II: House Dog Party Favor, On Time, M.E.M.P.H.I.S.*> Minions> Basis For A Day#, Magellan

Encore: Home Again

* – / Chris Michetti (RAQ) on guitar
# – Completes 5/28 version
Other acts included The Crystal Method, Booka Shade, Aeroplane, The Pnuma Trio and The Glitch Mob

Stream Link
Download Link

MIGHTY HIGH MUSIC FESTIVAL

Dark Star Orchestra Headline Set – Sunday Night 5/30/10

Set 1: Mississippi 1/2 step, Walking Blues, They Love Each Other, Me & My Uncle, Big River, High Time or ( To Lay Me Down??) Masterpiece, Althea, (Weather Report), Let it Grow…

Set 2: Aiko. Playing in the Band, Crazy Fingers, Uncle John’s Band, Drums, Two Soldiers Jam, Morning DEW, Lovelight.

Encore: Brokedown Palace

Filler: Baby Blue, Golden Road

* – Show originally performed on 9/12/1990, Philadelphia, PA
New Riders of the Purple Sage, Peter Rowan, and many more also performed

SBD Stream for GD 9/12/90

NRPS Download Link (Torrent)

***ALL DOWNLOADS/STREAMS WILL BE POSTED HERE AND IN THE DOWNLOAD LIBRARY AS SOON AS THEY ARE AVAILABLE***

Backwards Down The Number Line: Welcome To Now Turns 1

Today we celebrate the one year anniversary of Welcome To Now! Founded on March 25th, 2009, WTN has been there over the past year along with all you freaks out there, sharing in the groove and digging the wonderful music taking place all across this great land. In honor of this special day, let’s look back at the 10 biggest musical moments of the past year in Jam:

1. PHISH RETURNS

Phish @ Hamtpon - 3/07/09

Phish returned to the stage in 2009, with a more than triumphant year of playing. The reunion began with a historic 3 show run at Hampton Coliseum in March. Things just got better as the year went on for The Phish – the band released a new album, ‘Joy’, and hit the road for a big 2-leg summer tour, Halloween at Festival 8 in Indio, CA, an East Coast fall tour, and New Years in Miami. All in all, 2009 was a great year to be a Phish-head!

Hampton Fluffhead

2. PHIL AND BOBBY GO FURTHUR (JOHN K. LEAVES DSO)

Lesh, Weir, and Kadlecik - Dec. 09'

Phil Lesh and Bob Weir shocked deadheads everywhere in August of 09′ when they announced their newest post-Jerry Dead project: Furthur. Unexpected to all, Phil and Bobby called on John Kadlecik, aka ‘Faux Jerry’, aka ‘The Ghost of Jerry’, DSOs long-time axe-man, to join the band. The new project laid to rest indefinitely both Phil Lesh and Friends and Ratdog, and dealt a major blow to DSO, leaving them without a front man. In the 6 months the band has been together, they’ve played a big coming out 3-show run in Oakland, a brief Northeast December tour, New Year’s run in San Fran, and a smoking Winter tour of the East Coast and Midwest. Coming up in 2010, the band will hit the stage for a Memorial Day Festival and a mini-tour of the Northeast in late June and early July.

Furthur NYE 2009 Poster

Furthur NYE 2009 Poster

3. THE DEAD REUNITE FOR TOUR

The Dead - Spring 09'

Months before Furthur, the Core Four reunited for the first time in over 5 years for a one-off Spring Tour across the US. The boys were joined by Warren Haynes on lead guitar and vocals, and Jeff Chimenti of Ratdog on the keys. Check out a few tour highlights below for download!

The Dead 09 Logo

Download Tour Opener – 4/12/09 Greensboro, NC
Download Madison Square Garden, 4/25/09
Download 5/2/09 – Final show at the Spectrum
Download The Dead at Shoreline – 5/10/09

4. BISCO TAKES FANS HIGHER WITH BIG NOKIA NYE RUN

Bisco - Fall Tour 2009

The Disco Biscuits closed out a fantastic year of playing with their second Annual  5 show run at the Nokia Theater in New York City. By all accounts and from personal experience, this string of shows was top-notch and a real exclamation point on the year for the band. Check out choice downloads, videos, and news from 2009 in the Bisco Archive.

Bisco NYE Run 09 Flyer

5. PHISH FESTIVAL 8 & ROLLING STONES MUSICAL COSTUME

Phish - 10/31/09 Set 1

Phish re-launched two traditions on Halloween weekend 2009 with their first festival of Phish 3.0 along with a highly anticipated Halloween musical costume set – The Rolling Stones’ ‘Exile on Main Street’. Breaking new ground, the band also performed an intimate and picturesque acoustic set at Noon on Sunday, with complimentary donuts and coffee for phans. Truly a magical weekend, and it’s now going to be seen like never before in a full length 3D film being released April 30th. Check out this crisp video/audio stream of the Sunday acoustic set here!

6. ABB BACK WITH A VENGEANCE: BEACON, MOUNTAIN JAM, AND MORE

ABB Beacon Marquis 2009

After canceling their annual Beacon run in 2008 due to Greg Allman’s battle with Hepatitis C, the band returned in 2009 with a guest-filled 40th anniversary run at the Beacon Theater. The run included guest stops from a star-studded cast including Clapton, Lesh, Weir, Helm, Scaggs, Anastasio, and McConnell. The band kept trucking in 09′ with spring and summer festival appearances including Wanee and Mountain Jam as well as big summer and fall tours. The band just wrapped up a fantastic 9 show run at the United Palace in New York city, is sounding better than ever, and has more shows plotted for 2010 already. Check out setlist, vids, and a review of the final night at the United Palace here.

Haynes, Trucks, and Clapton - Beacon 2009

7. PHIL LESH CELEBRATES 70TH BIRTHDAY WITH SPECIAL PHRIENDS

Lesh, Robinson, Weir, Greene, and Kadlecik - 3/12/10

On March 12th 2010, Phil Lesh celebrated his 70th birthday (technically 3/14/10) with a big bash at the Bill Graham Civic Auditorium in San Francisco, CA. The evening featured a fun 3 set format complete with an opening acoustic set and 2 raucous electric sets featuring special guests from throughout Phil’s solo career including John Molo, Chris Robinson, Jackie Greene, and Steve Molitz. Give it a listen here:

Download Link ~ Stream Link

8. PHISH DOES BONNAROO, JAMS WITH BRUCE

Phish at 'Roo 2009 - First Tube

Breaking with long-standing tradition, Phish played their first mainstream festival with 2 separate appearances (an extended late night set and a 2 set show) at 2009’s Bonnaroo festival in Manchester, TN. The band realized a long time dream and provided the festival’s highlight with a big collaboration with Bruce Springstreen, who also headlined the festival in 09′. The boss and the boys treated fans to a fun cover/bust-out of ‘Mustang Sally’, as well as performances of Bruce’s own songs ‘Glory Days’, and ‘Bobby Jean’. To re-live this special moment, check out this smoking video of Glory Days:

9. STRING CHEESE REUNITE FOR BIG ROTHBURY GIG

SCI @ Rothbury 2009

The String Cheese Incident reunited for a special one-off show at 2009’s Rothbury music festival. The band put on a massive spectacle of a show enhanced with massive light and art installations. The show went off with flying colors, so much so that the band has decided to tour further in 2010, with gigs at Red Rocks and beyond already announced and more in the works. To get a taste of the Cheese to come, buy the Soundboard of the Rothbury show here.

SCI at Red Rocks

10. TREY BRINGS BACK CLASSIC TAB

Markelis, Lawton, Anastasio, and Paczkowski

Markelis, Lawton, Anastasio, and Paczkowski

Having brought back the core four of his Classic Tab Band – Russ Lawton, Tony Markelis, Ray Paczkowski, and, of course, Big Red himself – in the Fall of 2008, Anastasio hit the road with a bigger-and-better Classic TAB band a few months ago in the Winter of 2010. For the tour, Trey added to the core four with a 3-piece horn section featuring TAB vets Jeffier Hartswick and Russell Reminton along with new-comer cutie Natalie Cressman. The tour was a massive success and featured some of the most enthused and passionate guitar work from Trey since Phish’s 2009 return. Check out lots of downloads, setslits, vids, and more in the TAB Winter Tour archive, enjoy!

And remember folks, WELCOME TO NOW!

Summer Festivals Update

Today, Mountain Jam added Levon Helm and friends for a Sunday night performance celebrating his 70th birthday, as well as Drive By Truckers, Grace Potter and the Nocturnals, Dr. Dog, The New Mastersounds, and more. The current Mountain Jam lineup includes the following artists:

MOUNTAIN JAM 2010 LINEUP (MORE BANDS TBA)

Gov’t Mule (two nights)
Levon Helm & Friends
Michael Franti & Spearhead
Derek Trucks & Susan Tedeschi Band
The Avett Brothers
Les Claypool
Yonder Mountain String Band
Drive-By Truckers
Matisyahu
Toots and the Maytals
Dark Star Orchestra
Grace Potter & The Nocturnals
Dr Dog
Dave Mason
Lettuce
ALO
The Whigs
The New Mastersounds
Jay Farrar (of Son Volt)
Trombone Shorty & Orleans Avenue
The Duke & The King
Justin Townes Earle
Jerry Joseph & Wally Ingram
The Bridge
Zach Deputy
The Brew
Simone Felice
Gandalf Murphy & The Slambovian Circus of Dreams
Van Ghost
The London Souls
These United States
Elmwood
Jonathan Tyler & the Northern Lights
Mojo Miles Mancuso
Dean Batstone
IS
Kari Spieler

Mountain Jam VI will be held June 4th-6th, 2010 at Hunter Mountain, NY. Tickets are available here and currently going for $166.50 for a weekend camping pass.

In other summer festival news today, All Good 2010 announced an impressive initial artist lineup that includes Furthur, WSP, Dark Star Orchestra, P-FUNK, The New Deal, and many more. The full initial artist list is as follows:

ALL GOOD FESTIVAL 2010 INITIAL LINEUP

Furthur
Widespread Panic
Umphrey’s McGee
Yonder Mountain String Band
Dark Star Orchestra (Thursday Night)
George Clinton & Parliament Funkadelic
Lotus
Femi Kuti & The Positive Force
Railroad Earth
The New Deal (Thursday Night)
Rebelution
Perpetual Groove
Cornmeal
Fort Knox Five (Thursday Night)
The Macpodz

All Good 2010 will be held July 8th -11th, 2010 at Marvin’s Mountaintop in Masontown, WV. Tickets go on sale this Friday, Feb. 19th at Noon for early an bird price of  $144 for a 4 day camping pass.

Finally, while the Nateva Festival continues to delay their initial artist announcement (they have announced only The Flaming Lips and Derek Trucks/Susan Tedeschi Band thus far), they have confirmed that they will make the announcement this Friday, Feb. 19th. Additionally, the festival sent out a facebook message to its fans saying that they would be handing out flyers announcing their headliners AT the Furthur show this Thursday in Manchester, NH. It seems clear that Furthur will be among the announcements, as has been rumored here and elsewhere on the web. Other rumored acts include The Allman Brothers Band, Trey Anastasio Band, and Umphrey’s Mcgee.

The inaugural Nateva Festival will take place July 2nd-4th, 2010 in Oxford, ME. Tickets are on-sale now for an early-bird price of $199 (3 day camping pass).

Furthur Stealth Show in Fairfax, CA

Days after announcing a big 2010 tour, Furthur played a stealth, last minute show on Friday night, Nov. 20th in Fairfax, CA. The band is currently rehearsing for their upcoming December Tour and NYE shows. John K. was of course with them and in top form as always, while Jeff Matson filled in the last few shows with Dark Star Orchestra on their Fall tour. Faux Jerry will re-join his DSO brothers Tuesday night in Syracuse and stick with them through their T-Giving weekend shows in NYC, a couple shows at the Higher Ground in VT, and on through their tour closer on Dec. 5th in Bufallo, NY. In the mean time, things in Furthur camp are looking up – Bobby seems to be really back in a groove these days, John K. is finding his own space with the band, and Chimenti’s playing is starting to shine through, check out the nice extended Lady With A Fan (Terrapin) Jam YouTube vid below:

Furthur
11/20/09
19 Broadway
Fairfax, CA

Playing In The Band
Althea
Let It Grow
Welcome to the Dance
Cassidy
Hey Jude
Terrapin Station
Help On The Way>
Slipknot!>
Franklin’s Tower

Encore:
Good Lovin’

John Kadlecik Leaves DSO To Go Furthur

It was officially announced today on Dark Star Orchestra’s website as well as John K’s site that the frontman faux-Jerry extraordinaire is resigning from the band and will play his last DSO show December 5th in Buffalo, NY. Kadlecik says that he “cannot in good conscience divide [his] time and energy between DSO and Furthur”, and he feels that it “would be a disservice to all parties involved”. In the interim, Jeff Mattson (Zen Tricksters, Donna Jean Goodchaux Band, Phil Lesh and Friends) will be filling in – at least for the NYE run, Jam Cruise, and the winter tour announced today. The band’s publicist, Dave Weissman, told Hidden Track that “Mattson’s assignment will be temporary, and that DSO has begun a search for a permanent replacement”. Read what drummer Rob Koritz has to say about the decision here.

Mattson and Kadlecik

Furhtur NYE

It’s official. Dark Star Orchestra’s John K. will abandon his band and his fans to play two shows with Phil Lesh and Bob Weir as ‘Furthur‘ in SF for NYE. Phil Lesh once said the Grateful Dead lives forever – is it worth reaping havoc with the heirs to the throne for one last hurrah with old man Bobby behind the wheel? See what HiddenTrack has to say about it here… Starheads everywhere are outraged, especially those that bought tickets to see DSO NYE over the last month(!) prior to the annconcment that they were onsale.

Picture 1

Furthur?

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