SHOP: Carl Edwards die-castsREAD MORE: Martin Truex Jr. will drive the No. 56 NAPA Filters Toyota.SHOP: Martin Truex Jr. die-castsKurt Busch will drive the No. 78 Furniture Row Chevrolet. Below are some of the special paint schemes you’ll see at the Subway Fresh Fit 500.RELATED: Purchase die-casts of favorite driver | Classic die-castsKasey Kahne will drive the No. 5 Quaker State Chevrolet. SHOP: Marcos Ambrose die-castsMatt Kenseth will drive the No. 20 Husky Toyota. SHOP: Kurt Busch die-castsCarl Edwards will drive the No. 99 Subway Ford. SHOP: Kasey Kahne die-casts Editor’s note: This story will be updated as additional paint schemes are revealed.After an eventful Speedweeks — which included the fan-controlled Sprint Unlimited, heated Daytona Duels (won by Kevin Harvick and Kyle Busch), a Camping World Truck Series opener that saw a veteran regular (Johnny Sauter) take the checkered flag, a subdued victory for Tony Stewart in the NASCAR Nationwide Series race and Jimmie Johnson winning his second Daytona 500 — teams now head west for the two-week West Coast swing.The first race is at Phoenix International Raceway, which has been recently reconfigured and repaved, changing how the drivers race the course.Traditionally teams will swap their cars in hotel parking lots, as the haulers head to Las Vegas Motor Speedway for the race just a few days later.VIDEO: Jimmie Johnson wins the Daytona 500 SHOP: Jeff Burton die-castsKen Schrader will drive the No. 32 SAFE SKIES LOCKS Ford. SHOP: Aric Almirola die-castsBobby Labonte will drive the No. 47 Glad Toyota.SHOP: Bobby Labonte die-casts READ: Phoenix by the numbers SHOP: Matt Kenseth die-castsJeff Gordon will drive the No. 24 Pepsi MAX Chevrolet. Marcos Ambrose will drive the No. 9 DeWALT Ford. WATCH: Phoenix fantasy showdown Special paint schemes for the Subway Fresh Fit 500 unveiled SHOP: Die-castsAric Almirola will drive the No. 43 Farmland Ford. READ: Phoenix paint scheme preview SHOP: Kevin Harvick die-castsJeff Burton will drive the No. 31 Cheerios Chevrolet. SHOP: Jeff Gordon die-castsKevin Harvick will drive the No. 29 Jimmy John’s Chevrolet. READ: Subway Fresh Fit 500 entry list ___________________________________________________________________________________________We apologize. We are having technical issues with our comment sections and fan community and it is temporarily unavailable. We are actively working on these issues and hope to have it up and running soon. We are also working on enhancements to provide a better forum for our fans. We appreciate your patience and apologize for the inconvenience.
Setlist: Dopapod at The Spot, Providence, RI – 2/26/14Set I: Cloud World, Braindead, Hey Zeus! (¿Que Tal?), Nerds, 8 Years Ended * > French Bowling, Carolina **, Squarefoot > FlippedSet II: Buckingham Green ^ > Freight Train ^^ -> Bats In The Cave > My Elephant Vs. Your Elephant, Sleeping Giant, Roid Rage, New James %, Upside of Down * unfinished; contained “Roads” (Portishead) teases** dedicated to mkdevo^ Ween cover; debut^^ contained “Mad World” (Tears For Fears) tease% with Eric Bloom (Lettuce) on trumpet Two years ago tonight, Brooklyn’s prog-rock heroes Dopapod bowled their way into The Spot in Providence, RI for a killer night of tunes. Throughout the evening, Dopapod showcased why they’re one of the most dynamic bands on the jam circuit today, running through original tunes like “French Bowling,” “8 Years Ended,” “My Elephant vs. Your Elephant,” “Sleeping Giant,” “Roid Rage” and a spectacular second set “Bats In The Cave.”The show also featured a stirring debut cover of Ween’s “Buckingham Green,” a sit-in from Lettuce’s Eric “Benny” Bloom during “New James” from Dopapod’s 2011 album Drawn Onward and a dedication of “Carolina” for taper mkdevo.Thanks to mkdevo, you can watch complete HD footage from the show below:
LCD Soundsystem is showing no signs of slowing up, as the recently reunited act has announced two more club shows surrounding their Lollapalooza appearance on Sunday, July 31st. The group will play Chicago’s Metro on July 29th and 30th. The 1,100-capacity club shows, which sold out in mere minutes after being announced, will feature paperless tickets in order to avoid scalpers.Visit Metro’s website here for more information about the shows.
With the famed LOCKN’ Festival kicking off tomorrow, August 25th, fans everywhere have been eagerly hoping for a live stream to catch some music from their favorite bands. Considering the lineup is stacked up with titans like Phish, Ween, My Morning Jacket, Phil Lesh & Friends, Tedeschi Trucks Band and so many more, there’s no shortage of demand for a webcast.Fortunately, SiriusXM is the first to announce a live broadcast from the event, as their station Jam ON will be running a live stream from Friday at 12 PM Eastern until the end of the festival. While the schedule has not yet been finalized, it’s a safe bet that almost all of the participating main stage bands will be live streamed, as those sets do not overlap.Meanwhile, to get you in the mood, SiriusXM Jam ON has shared footage of an unreleased Trey Anastasio Band concert from LOCKN’ 2013. Watch below!You can find out more information about the SiriusXM Jam ON stream by heading here.
The New York Times has confirmed that Don Buchla, a famed inventor of musical instruments and one-time sound engineer for the Grateful Dead, has passed away. He was 79 years old, and the cause of death was complications due to cancer.Buchla was an electronic music pioneer, primarily in the realm of synthesizer creation. Inventions like the Music Box or the Buchla Box were some of the first voltage-controlled modular synthesizers ever produced, allowing musicians to create sounds that were previously unheard. While he was mostly known for his instrument creation, Buchla spent time working with Owsley Stanley and the Grateful Dead to build their sound system. He would even help record a handful of their shows during this period by mixing it live.Some of his other reputable projects include work with NASA, hearing aids and navigation systems. His real accomplishments were in the field of music, creating new and exciting instruments that broke sonic barriers with every turn. One such instrument is the Marimba Lumina, a device that has been regularly employed by Phish in recent years. Between his new instruments, his modular synthesizers and more, Buchla was truly a mastermind of music technology.We are grateful for his work in all things musical. RIP Don Buchla.
Up and coming jam band Earphorik continue to make waves in the Midwest, bringing a unique sonic blend for fans far and wide. The band has some exciting plans put together for the New Year, with 40+ tour dates stretching from January 3rd through March 25th.The band had an exciting 2016, performing alongside bands like moe., TAUK, The Main Squeeze, The New Mastersounds, Aqueous, The Werks and more. They’re already looking ahead for some great shows in 2017, including co-headlining dates with Mister F and one very special Umphrey’s McGee after party. It’s very special because Jake Cinninger and Joel Cummins will be joining the band for their shows in Detroit on February 3rd! What fun.Check out video footage of Earphorik performing at Summer Camp 2016 with Jake Cinninger.You can see the full tour dates below, and head to Earphorik’s website for details.
333 feet below ground, in the Volcano Room at Tennessee’s historic Cumberland Caverns, lies a hidden oasis for musicians and music lovers alike. The subterranean amphitheater has been home to PBS’s Emmy Award-winning Bluegrass Underground series for the past five years, hosting such talent as Widespread Panic, Leftover Salmon, Keller Williams, St. Paul & The Broken Bones, Béla Fleck & Abigail Washburn, Greensky Bluegrass, and Railroad Earth.A limited amount of tickets are released to the public for these extra special events, and the upcoming Season VII taping featuring Chris Robinson Brotherhood, Blues Traveler, Conor Oberst and more has long been sold out. However, you can enter to win a pair of tickets to the full weekend (3/24-26) below! Two winners will be chosen. Good luck!
All week long, LOCKN’ will be announcing new artists to their already-exciting lineup. On Monday, Antibalas, Blackberry Smoke, Dirty Dozen Brass Band, Hiss Golden Messenger, Moonalice, The Record Company, and Sinkane were announced to the bill, and John Fogerty was added yesterday. Today, LOCKN’ has added The Disco Biscuits to the lineup. More lineup additions are expected throughout the rest of the week.This roll-out strategy started with the festival’s initial lineup, which includes Joe Russo’s Almost Dead, The Avett Brothers, The String Cheese Incident, Umphrey’s McGee, Gov’t Mule, Moe., Greensky Bluegrass, John Butler Trio, Widespread Panic, Phil Lesh & The Terrapin Family Band, The Revivalists, Pigeons Playing Ping Pong, TAUK, JJ Grey & Mofro, Eric Krasno Band, and more.The festivities are going down August 24th-27th in Arrington, VA. Tickets and more information can be found here.
An exciting crew of musicians are teaming up to form “Only In Dreams: A Tribute to Weezer” and it’s going to be awesome. For a run of upstate New York dates in early June, Jimkata‘s Evan Friedell and Packy Lunn, Aqueous‘s Mike Gantzer, and John Brown’s Body / Elephant Wrecking Ball‘s Dan Africano will be paying tribute to Weezer’s Blue Album (1994) and follow-up Pinkerton (1996). Hitting Rochester’s Flour City Station, Albany’s The Hollow, Ithaca’s The Haunt, and Buffalo’s Iron Works over the first four nights of June, these shows are not-to-be-missed. Aside from playing two of the most definitive records of the 90’s, these musicians will take the music of Weezer to the next level with their stand-out musicianship and ultimate dedication.Says Evan Friedell of the band’s formation, “I was revisiting those early albums one morning and felt a rush of nostalgia and excitement. I made a quick Facebook post about forming a band that covers only Blue Album and Pinkerton songs and got an unexpected level of enthusiasm as a reaction. Mike said he’s been waiting his whole life for this and Dan texted me a couple weeks later matter of factly asking, “when are we doing this?” And now as we are practicing the music, we’re all feeling like this stuff is part of our DNA. So we can’t wait to share that energy with everyone who feels the same way!”While we certainly hope this happens more than four times, we can’t assume anything – especially with the ever-evolving tour schedules of these road warriors and their respective bands. So don’t miss out on your chance to see “Only In Dreams: A Tribute to Weezer” this June! See below for the dates and ticket links.June 1 | Rochester, NY | Flour City StationJune 2 | Albany, NY | The HollowJune 3 | Ithaca, NY | The HauntJune 4 | Buffalo, NY | Buffalo Iron Works
It’s been a big year for Cage The Elephant. This year, the group boasted a Grammy win, a well-received “Live And Unpeeled” tour earlier this year, and now, a new album, Unpeeled. Their winter tour served as a chance for the band to strip down and repurpose their songs, presenting more bare-bones remakings of some of the classics out of their catalog. The seamless transitions marked by string sections and dramatic pace shifts demonstrate the rock-solid power of Cage The Elephant’s material in the first place. Unpeeled serves as a remarkable document of a band ready to look at its songbook and wonder, “What if?”You can stream the entire album, then be sure to check out our thoughts on this provocative project below.“Cry Baby” leads off Unpeeled with a sound reminiscent of early British Invasion-era, psychedelic acts like Procol Harum. Vocalist Matt Shultz even uses a delay and chorus eerily reminiscent of the 60’s to capture this distinct tone. The clean organ work of Matthan Minster adds to this effect on the first single off the album, “Whole Wide World.” Crowd favorites like “Shake Me Down” and “Ain’t No Rest For The Wicked” remind listeners that this is, indeed, a live recording.“Spiderhead” sees a lilting string arrangement that runs counterpoint to guitarist Nick Bockrath‘s distortion-tinged solo, which helps elevate the tune heavenward. This Americana break is a welcome departure from the first three tunes. “Take It Or Leave It” further shows that the Unpeeled concept is no one-trick pony. Dropping an infectious jam-based guitar lead into the more straightforward music style yields a very pleasing result, which ultimately becomes greater than the sum of its parts. Check out the just-released video for “Take It Or Leave It” below.Variations on the form take over about halfway through the selections. “Aberdeen” takes on a punk spaghetti-western vibe while “Golden Brown” would likely have been a chart hit in 1965. The timeless effect Cage The Elephant captures throughout the disc is remarkably and a testament to the field recording crew and the knob twisters that perfected the sound in the mastering process. The balance between live variations and jaw-dropping clarity is an impressive accomplishment unto itself.As the set of tunes winds to a close, there are still gems left to be unearthed, including an expressive take on the missed-connection sadness of “Cigarette Daydreams.” The rueful but powerful sing-a-long that ends the tune demonstrates the fan base’s readiness to follow Cage The Elephant’s lead, no matter which direction the band chooses.With the clean, simple take on their own catalog, Cage The Elephant shows a fearlessness that is admirable. In their quest to find a fresh angle, they actually have stumbled upon another marketable version of their project. It will be interesting to see what, if any, long-term effects this tour and new release have on their sound in the future. Or, even better, maybe, the band still has more tricks up their collective sleeves. Either way, Cage The Elephant has plenty to be proud of in their willingness to go Unpeeled.