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Contest: Win Tickets To See @WidespreadPanic in #Vegas

5 Jun

Ain’t life grand?! Widespread Panic is returning to Vegas and performing at The Joint inside the Hard Rock Hotel & Casino July 2-4!  Even better, if you’re reading this you have a chance to WIN two tickets to see Panic perform July 2 with Greensky Bluegrass! All you have to do is leave a comment below and tell me your favorite Widespread Panic song or memory and I’ll pick one lucky winner!  The contest is open until the first day of summer, June 21!

Regardless if you win or not you should plan on heading to these shows as it’s going to be quite a three night run as Panic also welcome Karl Denson’s Tiny Universe on July 3 and Dirty Dozen Brass Band on Independence Day! Click HERE to purchase tickets.

 

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Revisited: Widespread Panic – 7 16 11 – Las Vegas – The Joint

17 Jul

If it really was the last time I’d be able to see a Widespread Panic show, what a night it was.  Last night the legendary rockers performed the final date on the Summer Tour at The Joint at the Hard Rock Hotel in Las Vegas and had a capacity crowd going wild from start to finish.  For me I’d have to say the highlights of the first set were easily “Climb to Safety,” and “All Along The Watchtower” followed by “All Time Low.”  As for the second set, “Surprise Valley” into “Heaven” back to “Surprise Valley” into Drums and back into “Surprise Valley” was sick and a random occurrence, Carrot Top came out during “Coconut” and did a little percussion assistance.  And the encore, wow, you couldn’t ask for more; “Ophelia” into “Shape I’m In” was a funky good time and if “Porch Song” is the final song I ever get to hear the boys perform live, no complaints.

I’ve been lucky enough to see Widespread Panic more than a handful of times and if after 25 years this is the final year, their live shows will surely be missed.  I hope that when JB said at the end of the show “We’ll see you” and then paused before saying “sometime,” that there is a chance they won’t be saying goodnight forever.

Big thanks to EverydayCompanion.com for always being my source for Widespread Panic setlists.  Below is last night’s.

1: Henry Parsons Died, Climb To Safety, Radio Child, Sharon, Visiting Day, Rebirtha, Driving Song > Disco > Breathing Slow > Driving Song, All Along The Watchtower, All Time Low

2: Pigeons > Junior, That Don’t Make It Junk, Coconut*, Jack, Surprise Valley > Heaven > Surprise Valley > Drums > Surprise Valley, Space Wrangler** > Tall Boy

E: When You Coming Home, Ophelia > The Shape I’m In, Porch Song

* with Carrot Top on percussion
** with various crew members on percussion

Video: My Bonnaroo

18 Jun

It took a week but I was finally able to put my Bonnaroo 2011 photos into a video slide show.  Everything is in sequential order from the moment we arrived until the final show.  Unfortunately I wasn’t able to capture every band I saw but hope you enjoy what I did capture.  Can’t wait until Bonnaroo 2012.  Let the countdown begin.

Countdown to Bonnaroo: 2 Days – Artist of the Day: Widespread Panic

7 Jun

“An honest tune with a lingering lead has taken me this far;” those are the first lyrics I knew of Widespread Panic thanks to my brother and I haven’t looked back.  11 studio recordings, 8 live records and 25 years later, the rock band from Athens, Georgia are regarded as one of the most iconic jam bands of all time.  And as the final artist slated to rock Bonnaroo, it seems fitting the band that headlined the inaugural festival 10 years ago gets to close out this year with what is sure to be an epic performance.   If this is in fact the final tour as people are speculating, what a ride it has been.

Sunday 8:30 PM – 11:00 PM – What Stage


Bonnaroo X Schedule Released Today

13 May


Finally the Bonnaroo schedule has been released! Click HERE to take a look. As expected when the schedule came out, there are  many many conflicts and overlaps with artists and set times. Of course for me there are the staple artists that are marked as must sees (Widespread Panic, String Cheese Incident, Buffalo Springfield, Mumford & Sons, Gregg Allman, Robert Plant, G. Love, The Black Keys, Warren Haynes, etc.) and after that, time to figure out the rest. Who knows, my ideal schedule today may end up being completely different when I arrive. All I know is there is a ton of great music and I can’t wait to be surrounded by 90,000 of my new closest friends.


49 Days Until Bonnaroo, 49 Reasons To Look Forward to June 9-12

21 Apr

We are 49 days away from Bonnaroo!!  Since I’m claiming it as a holiday, here are 49 Reasons to look forward to Bonnaroo June 9-12.

49. Saying you are going to Tennessee just sounds so good

48. GIVERS are going to be going Up! Up! Up! after playing the festival

47. Bonnaroo Buzz from Ben & Jerry’s

46. Getting a chance to hear an amazing talent in Bobby Long

45. A good excuse to go buy galoshes

44. Justin’s Maple Almond Butter packets in tow

43. Donald Glover is part of the comedy line-up

42. Getting a chance to see The Band of Heathens live!

41. The legend, Henry Rollins

40. “Let’s Go Surfing” by The Drums

39.  Mud sliding during and after the rain

38. Sonic Stage

37. Florence Welch – I can’t wait to see her perform

36. Grace Potter

35. Matt & Kim’s intro music (Beastie Boys – “No Sleep Til Brooklyn”) and they’re fun live

34.  Check out the works on display at the Poster Art Exhibit

33. Portugal. The Man

32. The cinema but only if The Big Lebowski or My Blue Heaven are playing

31. Listening to Ryan Bingham play tracks off Mescalito, his first album

30. Since Jimmy Fallon announced the initial line-up maybe hope that he and The Roots show-up as a surprise guests

29. Old Crow Medicine Show belt out “Wagon Wheel”

28. Les Claypool

27. Checking out Eminem to see if he reaches way back and busts out D12 “Purple Pills”

26. The Black Keys rock out (I’ve been blown away by their performances twice this year already)

25. Grammy Winners Arcade Fire play yet another festival as a headliner and after years on the smaller stages

24. Getting down with Galactic

23. Late night with Bootsy Collins

22. A chance to see The Decemberists before the pack it in

21. Planet Roo

20. The only way I’ll see Lil Wayne because I know I wouldn’t buy a ticket to just his concert

19.  Have you ever seen Ray LaMontagne live?

18. Austin’s Finest – Black Joe Lewis & The Honeybears

17. The Silent Disco

16. Listen to blues music with G. Love

15. Lewis Black, nuff said

14. Party into the night with Girl Talk

13. Seeing the sun rise

12. Mumford & Sons play their largest show to date

11. The honor of seeing Mr. Robert Plant live

10. Hearing Warren Haynes play “Soulshine”

9. One more time to see Gregg Allman before it’s too late

8. Superjam

7. Late night with Dr. John and the Original Meters

6.  Surprise performances that are sure to be in store this year

5. Celebrate 25 years of Widespread Panic

4. Celebrate the 10th anniversary of Bonnaroo

3. String Cheese Incident do their thing

2. In my lifetime getting a chance to see Buffalo Springfield perform live

1. Four days listening to music and camping with great friends

Of course there are a whole lot more than 49 reasons to look forward to Bonnaroo so feel free to drop yours in the comment section below.

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Bonnaroo Artist Additions

7 Apr

Today Bonnaroo announced artist additions and the comedy line-up for this summer.  I know some people were hoping for bigger names but really, you couldn’t expect more headlining acts to be announced.  Could it have been better, sure but either way I for one am stoked as two of my favorite artists we added, G. Love and Black Joe Lewis.  Add in Galactic, Black Uhuru and Daniel Lanois’ Black Dub and Superfly definitely added some great talent.  DJ line-up should be coming soon too.

Artists Additions

NOFX
Galactic
G. Love & Special Sauce
Black Uhuru
Shpongle Presents Shpongletron Experience
Daniel Lanois’ Black Dub
Allen Toussaint (w Dr. John and The Original Meters)
Anthony B
Black Joe Lewis & the Honeybears
Ben Sollee
Graveyard
Dennis Coffey
Forro in the Dark
The Knux
Naomi Shelton & The Gospel Queens
Futurebirds
Hangaii

Comedy Lineup!

Lewis Black
420 Comedy Blaze hosted by Cheech Marin featuring Ralphie May, the stars of Workaholics and more
John Waters
Henry Rollins
Henson Alternative’s Stuffed & Unstrung
The League (Paul Scheer, Nick Kroll, Jon Lajoie, Stephen Rannazzisi)
Donald Glover
The Gregory Brothers
Kathleen Madigan
Eugene Mirman
Ted Alexandro
Tim Minchin
Tig Notaro
Hannibal Buress
Craig Baldo
Nate Bergatze

Say Hello to BONNAROO 2011

15 Feb

The Coachella lineup is pretty damn sick but after seeing the initial announcement of artists slated to perform at Bonnaroo, I am now torn and thinking I should look into heading to Tennessee this summer.  I mean at Bonnaroo you have the return of Buffalo Springfield and Widespread Panic celebrating 25 years, String Cheese Incident, Warren Haynes and Gregg Allman which I can all but see some fun little guest appearances in the works, Mumford & Sons are thrust to the big time stage, Ray Lamontagne and Iron & Wine finally out of the tiny print on the line-up, just knowing Primus is going to be there leaves me wondering what Les Claypool has up his sleeve, Sleigh Bells, Portugal the Man, The Drums, Wavves, Ryan Bingham!  Plus Smith Westerns, Beats Antique and STS9, Hayes Carll, Amos Lee, Deer Tick, Matt & Kim, Grace Potter and so many more great acts and that’s not even including the headliners, Eminem and Arcade Fire.

Here’s the line-up as of today:

NEW: G. Love – Fixin’ to Die

18 Nov

I’m a huge G. Love fan and if you are too this video below will definitely get you amped up for his new album, Fixin’ to Die due out February 22, 2011.  Adding to the spectacular for this blues heavy disc, The Avett Brothers are producing it!

And for all my Denver peeps, make sure you grab Dec. 30 and 31 tickets to see G. Love and Widespread Panic!  Sounds like one heck of a way to ring in the New Year.