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Boston’s Lake Street Dive will spend most of January on the road.
Lake Street Dive will end 2018 with a hometown show as part of a three-night New Year’s Run.
Lake Street Dive covered Annie Lennox’s “Walking On Broken Glass” for ‘Spotify Singles.’
A free live webcast of this weekend’s ‘Live From Here’ broadcast will feature Punch Brothers, Lake Street Dive, Aoife O’Donovan and more.
Watch Lake Street Dive performing “Hang On” from their recently issued album ‘Free Yourself Up.’
Watch Lake Street Dive performing on Wednesday’s episode of ‘Conan.’
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Latest Lake Street Dive Setlist
Lake Street Dive at O2 Shepherd's Bush Empire
- Baby, Don't Leave Me Alone With My Thoughts
- You Are Free
- I Don't Care About You
- Red Light Kisses
- Bobby Trilogy Bobby Tanquray / Spectacular Failure / Doesn't Even Matter Now
- Hello? Goodbye!
- Hang On
- I Can Change
- You're Still the One
- Call Off Your Dogs
- Shame, Shame, Shame
- Musta Been Something
- Drum Solo
- Bad Self Portraits
- Good Kisser
- You Go Down Smooth
- I Want You Back
About Lake Street Dive
How is it that something so unlikely can also be so infectious, so naturally exhilarating? Pulling in familiar elements and irreverently scrambling and recombining them, Lake Street Dive are at once jazz-schooled, DIY-motivated, and classically pop obsessed. Beginning with catchy songs that are by turns openhearted and wryly inquisitive, this northeastern quartet proceeds to inject them with an irresistible blend of abandon and precision. Composed of drummer Mike Calabrese, bassist Bridget Kearney, vocalist Rachael Price, and trumpet-wielding guitarist Mike “McDuck” Olson, Lake Street Dive encompasses a myriad of possibilities within its members’ collective experiences, and the resultant music is a vivid, largely acoustic, groove-driven strain of indie-pop. “It seems the only limitation we have,” Kearney explains, “ is that we try to make music that we would like listening to.”
Hailing from such disparate locales as Tennessee (Price), Iowa (Kearney), Minneapolis (Olson), and Philadelphia (Calabrese), Lake Street Dive first gathered in a room together when they were students at Boston’s New England Conservatory. “Mr. McDuck assembled the four of us, said we were now Lake Street Dive, and we were a ‘free country’ band,” Bridget Kearney remembers. “He wrote this on a chalkboard in the ensemble room that we had our first rehearsal in. We intended to play country music in an improvised, avant-garde style – like Loretta Lynn meets Ornette Coleman. It sounded terrible! But the combination of people and personalities actually made a lot of sense and we had a great time being around each other and making music together.”
Lake Street Dive makes the most of pop music virtues: solid, evocative song craft; propulsive grooves; and Price’s disarming, forthright vocals. However, it’s a personal strain of pop that is refracted through the band members’ rich backgrounds: a sinewy Motown bass line is reborn with woody heft on Kearney’s upright, Calabrese’s drumming mixes timekeeping with more adventurous jazz-inflected outbursts, McDuck’s nimble trumpet is an unexpectedly warm counterpoint to Price’s singing. It all makes for a sound with familiar roots, but with a slant that is entirely their own. Lake Street Dive’s eventual artistic breakthrough came not without struggle, and still surprises original instigator Mike “McDuck” Olson. “Now we’re a pop band, leaning very heavily on soul and rock, with hook-y writing, which I never expected,” he concludes. “If I could travel through time, I’d go back six years and play the new record for my younger self, just to assure him that the awkward, new-band phase doesn’t last forever.”
Phish played the second of three Fall Tour 2018 shows at Hampton Coliseum in Hampton, Virginia on Saturday night.
Phish returned to Hampton Coliseum for the first of three Fall Tour 2018 shows on Friday. Check out a recap, the setlist and The Skinny.
Perry Farrell joined Bob Weir & Wolf Bros for a Tom Petty cover and more at The Theatre At Ace Hotel in Los Angeles on Thursday night.
Neil Young will release a new live album ‘Songs For Judy’ which was recorded in 1976 and features the single “Campaigner.”
Keyboardist Robert Walter discussed his “Musical Mentors” and guitarist Ryley Walker shared “Tour Stories” for Episode 23 of ‘The JamBase Podcast.’