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Joe Russo’s Almost Dead closed out their March tour by delivering the city-appropriate debut of The Band’s “Look Out Cleveland.”
Joe Russo’s Almost Dead dusted off their take on Bruce Springsteen’s “Born To Run” and offered up “Box Of Rain” in honor of Phil Lesh’s 79th birthday last night at the Wellmont Theater.
Joe Russo’s Almost Dead delivered a trio of bust outs and finished off the “Terrapin Station” they started a night earlier last night at the College Street Music Hall.
Joe Russo’s Almost Dead delivered a pair of bust outs, as they picked up their seven-date March run at Penn’s Peak in Jim Thorpe, Pennsylvania on Wednesday.
Check out a recap, photos and pro-shot video highlights of Joe Russo’s Almost Dead’s concert Sunday night at the State Theatre in Portland, Maine.
Joe Russo’s Almost Dead played a number of rarities at their first of two shows in Portland, Maine.
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Latest Marco Benevento Setlist
Marco Benevento at The Crowbar
- Solid Gold
- Send It On A Rocket
- This Is How It Goes
- The Story of Fred Short
- Walking With Tyrone
- Live A Certain Life
- Stay In Line
- I Can't See The Light
- You Know I'm No Good
- Limbs of a Pine
- At The Show
About Marco Benevento
For more than a decade pianist/sound-sculptor/songwriter Marco Benevento has been amassing an extensive resume of composition and collaboration. His studio albums have set forth a vision for music that connects the dots between Explosions In The Sky and Tortoise on one side, Brian Eno and Brad Mehldau on the other, while in the live setting his performances reverberate with pulsating dance rock energy. The 34-year old artist takes the next step forward in this evolution with his latest album, TigerFace, on which he paints his songs in a myriad of sonic colors, shimmering with acoustic piano, synths and analog keyboards. The tunes themselves seemingly conceptualized from every wisp of melody, hook and cadence that’s ever tickled his ear.
Recorded and mixed by Tom Biller (Silversun Pickups, Fiona Apple) and Bryce Goggin (Pavement, Akron/Family), TigerFace features a stellar cast of musicians recruited to help capture his ideas, including drummers Matt Chamberlain (Bill Frisell, Pearl Jam), John McEntire (Tortoise, The Sea & The Cake) and Andrew Barr (The Barr Brothers), bassists Dave Dreiwitz (Ween), Reed Mathis (Tea Leaf Green) and Mike Gordon (Phish), violinist Ali Helnwein (Traction Avenue Chamber Orchestra) and saxophonist Stuart Bogie (Antibalas, Superhuman Happiness). For the first time, Benevento presents vocals, inviting Kalmia Traver (Rubblebucket) to sing on the infectious dance rock rave-up “Limbs Of A Pine” and the pastoral psych rock meditation “This Is How It Goes.” Other standouts include the angelic Arcade Fire meets The Flaming Lips anthem “Eagle Rock,” the soaring garage psychedelia of “Going West,” the piano riff rock jaunt “Escape Horse,” and the happily lilting “Fireworks.”
As anybody who’s seen Benevento perform live can attest, the pianist is a satellite to the muse with eyes closed, smile wide across his face and fingers free-flowing across the keys. Indeed, TigerFace, is the commitment to this pursuit; a record that rides the yes wave and in the process becomes a soundtrack for fellow travelers with their eyes set on the horizon.
Tame Impala shared the single, “Patience,” their first new music in four years.
David Schultz recaps his experience at the 2019 South By Southwest Music Festival highlighting sets by White Denim, Broken Social Scene, The Crazy World Of Arthur Brown and many others.
The JamBase Podcast Episode 33 features the debut of the “Cast Away” segment featuring an interview with musician and podcaster Andy Frasco as well as The Rundown recap of recent news items.
Bruce Hornsby’s latest single, “Cast-Off,” features Bon Iver’s Justin Vernon and Sean Carey, Brad Cook and others.
Trey Anastasio is the latest act to be added to the 2019 Newport Folk Festival lineup.