This week, multi-talented singer-songwriter Ben Folds and fan-favorite Sacramento alt-rock band CAKE announced that they will be heading out on a co-headlining U.S. tour this summer, with stops scheduled across the East Coast and the Midwest this August.After kicking off in Boston on August 13th, the live pairing of fan-favorite acts from the late 90’s and early 2000’s will hit a string beloved outdoor venues, including Asbury Park, NJ’s Stone Pony Summer Stage; Philadelphia’s The Mann Center; Queens, NY’s Forest Hills Stadium; Columbia, MD’s Merriweather Post Pavillion; Richmond, VA’s Classic Amphitheatre; Nashville’s Ascend Amphitheater; Milwaukee, WI’s BMO Harris Bank Center; Indianapolis, IN’s Farm Bureau Insurance Lawn, as well as a stop at Ravinia Festival in Highland Park, IL.As Billboard notes, CAKE’s most recent album, Showroom of Compassion, was released in 2011, while Ben Folds released his latest, So There, in 2015. Boston-based electro-funk duo Tall Heights will be joining as special guest on the 10-date run. For a full list of the upcoming CAKE/Ben Folds co-headlining dates, see below. For more information about the tour, to purchase tickets, or to get more information on the artists’ various upcoming projects, head to Ben Folds’ website (here) or CAKE’s website (here).Ben Folds & CAKE Co-Headlining Summer 2018 Tour Dates[All dates to include special guests Tall Heights]August 13 – Boston, MA @ Blue Hills Bank PavilionAugust 15 – Asbury Park, NJ @ Stone Pony Summer StageAugust 16 – Philadelphia, PA @ The Mann CenterAugust 17 – Forest Hills, NY @ Forest Hills StadiumAugust 18 – Columbia, MD @ Merriweather Post PavilionAugust 19 – Richmond, VA @ Classic AmphitheatreAugust 21 – Nashville, TN @ Ascend AmphitheaterAugust 22 – Highland Park, IL @ Ravinia FestivalAugust 23 – Milwaukee, WI @ BMO Harris Bank CenterAugust 25 – Indianapolis, IN @ Farm Bureau Insurance LawnView All Tour Dates[H/T Billboard]
On Friday night, the Trey Anastasio Trio continued their three-night run at the Civic Theatre in New Orleans, LA. Fans have been eager to see Trey, drummer Russ Lawton, and bassist Tony Markellis on the road, particularly given the surprise announcement of the trio’s substitution for Trey Anastasio Band tour back in March—this announcement came on the heels of TAB keyboardist Ray Paczkowski’s emergency surgery to remove a brain tumor. The trio is a throwback to the earliest iteration of Trey’s solo band, which came together after the three musicians first played together at a Vermont performance under the moniker 8 Foot Fluorescent Tubes 20 years ago.For the second night of the New Orleans run, Trey Anastasio Trio opened the show with a first set full of fan-favorite Phish tunes like “Blaze On”, “46 Days”, “Tide Turns”, and “Alaska”, as well as Trey Anastasio Band songs “Corona”, “Greyhound Rising”–which had not been played since Trey Anastasio Band’s performance on 5/5/17 at the Egyptian Room at Old National Centre in Indianapolis, IN, after a two year gap–and the live debut of “Every Story Ends In Stone”, a song that had not been played since 2003.Set two opened with “Burlap Sack and Pumps” from The Horseshoe Curve album, and featured TAB’s “Simple Twist Up Dave” and “Alive Again”, marking the another first for the Trey Anastasio Trio. The tour debut of “Twist”–which had never been given any Trey band treatment outside of Phish–appeared in the second song slot, with versions of Phish’s “Miss You”, “Farmhouse”, and “Julius” also on deck.For the encore, Trey Anastasio Band trumpeter/vocalist Jennifer Hartswick emerged for Phish’s “Waste”, followed by the tour debuts of “Mozambique” and “Clint Eastwood” by the Gorillaz.Trey Anastasio Trio tour continues tomorrow as the band concludes their three-night run at the Civic Theatre. For a full list of upcoming Trey Trio dates, head to Anastasio’s website. Below, you can see pro-shot videos of the first and second set openers from the Trey Anastasio Trio show in New Orleans, as well as a gallery of photos from the show via photographer Matthew Rea. Load remaining images Photo: Matt Rea Setlist: Trey Anastasio Trio | Civic Theatre | New Orleans, LA | 12/27/18I: Blaze On, Corona, Greyhound Rising, Every Story Ends In Stone, 46 Days, Tide Turns, AlaskaII: Burlap Sack and Pumps, Twist, Simple Twist Up Dave, Miss You, Alive Again, Farmhouse, JuliusE: Waste, Mozambique, Clint EastwoodTrey Anastasio Trio | Civic Theatre | New Orleans, LA | 12/27/18 | Photos: Matt Rea
Today, Pigeons Playing Ping Pong have announced their return to Colorado, which will see the band play two nights at Boulder’s Boulder Theater on October 18th and 19th. The announcement of Pigeons’ Boulder run comes on the heels of the band’s debut at the iconic Red Rocks Amphitheatre last week, where the Baltimore-based funk act collaborated with headliners moe. following last year’s canceled performance.Pigeons Playing Ping Pong previously confirmedtheir 2018 fall tour, which will see the band perform across the country with an emphasis on Midwest and West touring stops. Added after the previously announced end of Pigeons’ fall tour, the band’s two new shows in Boulder follow performances in Missoula, Montana, on October 14th and Bozeman, Montana, on October 16th.For the group’s upcoming fall tour, the band will also be joined by Andy Frasco & The U.N. and The Kitchen Dwellers as support. However, in Colorado, Pigeons Playing Ping Pong will be joined Colorado locals, Cycles, on October 19th, with support for October 18th yet to be announced.A local pre-sale period for Pigeons Playing Ping Pong’s two-night run at the Boulder Theater begins on Thursday, July 19th at 10 a.m. (MT). Tickets go on sale to the general public on Friday, July 20th, at 10 a.m. (MT). You can purchase tickets for October 18th here and tickets for October 19th here.See below for a full list of Pigeons Playing Ping Pong’s upcoming tour dates. For more information, head to the band’s website.Enter To Win A Pair Of Tickets To Your Show Of Choice:<span data-mce-type=”bookmark” style=”display: inline-block; width: 0px; overflow: hidden; line-height: 0;” class=”mce_SELRES_start”></span>PIGEONS PLAYING PING PONG // Upcoming Tour Dates7/19 – 7/22 – Scranton, PA – Peach Music Festival7/26 – Westerly, RI – Paddy’s Beach Club7/28 – Burlington, VT – Tumble Down Music Festival8/2 – 8/4 – Thornville, OH – Werk Out Music & Arts Festival8/23 – 8/26 – Arrington, VA – Lockn’8/31 – Buffalo, NY – Town Ballroom9/1 – Ithaca, NY – The Haunt9/2 – Lake George, NY – Adirondack Independence Festival9/26 – Fayetteville, AR – George’s Majestic *9/27 – Dallas, TX – Granada *9/28 – Houston, TX – Last Concert Cafe *9/29 – Austin, TX – Mohawk *10/2 – Phoenix, AZ – Crescent Ballroom *10/3 – Solana Beach, CA – Belly Up Tavern *10/4 & 10/5 – Los Angeles, CA – Teragram Ballroom *10/6 – San Francisco, CA – Regency Ballroom*10/8 – Santa Cruz, CA – The Catalyst10/10 – Arcata, CA – Arcata Theatre+10/11 – Bend, OR – The Domino Room+10/12 – Portland, OR – Wonder Ballroom+10/13 – Seattle, WA – Neptune+10/14 – Missoula, MT – Top Hat Lounge+10/16 – Bozeman, MT – Rialto10/18 & 19 – Boulder, CO – Boulder Theater12/12 – 12/16 – Puerto Morelos, Mexico – Holidaze^ w/ moe.* w/ The Kitchen Dwellers+ w/ Andy FrascoView All Tour Dates
Jack White has scheduled a concert for Tuesday, November 20th, in hopes to accommodate those who purchased tickets to see him at the cancelled Pilgrimage Music Festival. The makeup show at Nashville’s Bridgestone Arena will see two of Jack White’s Third Man Records artists handle the night’s opening duties, with Joshua Hedley kicking off the night, and Margo Price performing second prior to White’s headlining set.Earlier this month, Franklin, Tennessee’s Pilgrimage Music Festival was evacuated due to weather. Fans were told to seek shelter outside of the festival grounds at 5:52 p.m., and the festival officially cancelled its programming soon after.Fans were understandably upset by the decision, which left them waiting in mud-stuck cars for hours without any chance of seeing Jack White, Lionel Richie, Elle King, Hozier, and the many others that were scheduled to perform on Saturday. With a glimpse of hope, fans waited for the weather to pass and the music to go on as scheduled, which never ended up happening. Pilgrimage Music Festival organizers later posted that Sunday’s programming would also be canceled, “due to additional inclement weather on its way to Franklin”.Back in May, Margo Price played a three-night run at the legendary Ryman Auditorium in Nashville, Tennessee. During her stand, the Americana star welcomed an impressive roster of special guests. Price’s second show featured a very special guest performance from Jack White. The two Nashville-based artists collaborated on 2007’s “Honey We Can’t Afford to Look This Cheap” by the White Stripes.“Margo and I are gonna do a song I wrote on an airplane a few years ago,” White said explained to the audience. “It’s about songwriters living in Nashville. Maybe some of you could understand.”Watch video of Jack White joining Margo Price below:Margo Price w/ Jack White – “Honey We Can’t Afford to Look This Cheap” – 5/20/18[Video: Music City Maven]A limited amount of pre-sale tickets will be available to Third Man Vault members starting Wednesday, October 3rd at 10 a.m. (CST). Tickets go on sale to the public at 10 a.m. (CST) on Friday, October 5th. Tickets will be available at livenation.com, the Bridgestone Arena Box Office or charge by phone at (800) 745-3000. For more information, head to Jack White’s website.Jack White 2018 Upcoming Tour DatesOctober 3: Palladium Riga – Riga, LatviaOctober 4: Siemens Arena – Vilnius, LithuaniaOctober 6: Gdynia Arena – Gdynia, PolandOctober 7: MTP2 – Poznan, PolandOctober 9: Torwar – Warsaw, PolandOctober 10: Tauron Arena Kraków – Kraków, PolandOctober 12: Verti Music Hall – Berlin, GermanyOctober 13: Zenith – Munich, GermanyOctober 14: Warsteiner Music Hall – Dortmund, GermanyOctober 16: Brighton Centre – Brighton, UKOctober 17: Birmingham Academy – Birmingham, UKOctober 18: Hull Venue – Hull, UKOctober 20: Liverpool Space By Echo Arena – Liverpool, UKOctober 21: Usher Hall – Edinburgh, UKNovember 2: Rogers Place – Edmonton, CanadaNovember 3: Stampede Corral Arena – Calgary, CanadaNovember 5: Brandt Centre – Regina, CanadaNovember 6: Bell MTS Place – Winnipeg, CanadaNovember 8: Budweiser Gardens – London, CanadaNovember 9: The Arena at TD Place – Ottawa, CanadaNovember 10: Place Bell – Laval, CanadaNovember 12: Videotron Centre – Quebec, CanadaNovember 13: Moncton Events Centre – Moncton, CanadaNovember 14: Bridgestone Arena – Nashville, TNView All Tour Dates[H/T RollingStone]
Colorado’s Magic Beans and Montana’s Kitchen Dwellers have announced a co-headlining 2019 winter tour. Each show during the upcoming monthlong tour—which spans from Saturday, January 12th, to Saturday, February 8th,—will feature full sets from both bands in addition to nightly sit-ins and collaborations.Magic Beans and Kitchen Dwellers will open their upcoming tour with a two-night Colorado run in mid-January, with their tour-opening performance at Telluride’s Sheridan Opera House on January 12th, followed by a show at Durango’s Animas Theatre on January 13th. The bands will then head south to Taos, NM’s Mesa Brewing Company on January 14th, before making stops in Austin, TX (1/17); Dallas, TX (1/18); Fayetteville, AR (1/20); Jackson, MS (1/22); Atlanta, Ga (1/24); and Charlotte, NC (1/25).Magic Beans and Kitchen Dwellers then head north with stops in Philadelphia (1/29); Harrisburg, PA (1/30); and Baltimore (1/31); before heading back west with performances in Columbus, OH (2/1); Covington, KY (2/2); Kansas City, MO (2/5); and Omaha, NE (2/6). The two bands will return to Colorado to wrap up their joint 2019 winter tour at Magic Beans’ 2nd-annual Snowstalk Festival, which will take place at Frisco, CO’s newly opened 10 Mile High Music Hall on February 8th and 9th. Magic Beans and Kitchen Dwellers have a longstanding history as friends and collaborators since their college days, which both bands have shared some thoughts on.As Magic Beans’ guitarist and lead vocalist, Scott Hachey, explained, “It’s been a long road since we first crossed paths with the Dwellers over five years ago. Back then, we had nothing to lose, and everything was brand new. These days, there’s a lot more at stake, and we’ve been down these highways many times. One thing that hasn’t changed is our passion for creating music that brings people together as a family—if only for one night, but hopefully for life—like the bond between the bands. Can’t wait to hit the road once again with these boys!”Added Kitchen Dwellers’ mandolinist, Shawn Swain, “I couldn’t be any more stoked to have Magic Beans joining us. We’ve been close friends with those boys since the very beginning, and this tour feels as though things have come full circle. Both bands have been working really hard these last few years, and we’re looking forward to sharing the stage again.”For more information and ticketing for Magic Beans and Kitchen Dwellers’ upcoming 2019 co-headlining winter tour, head to Magic Beans’ website here or Kitchen Dwellers’ website here.Magic Beans & Kitchen Dwellers 2019 Winter Tour Dates:Jan. 12 – Telluride, CO – Sheridan Opera HouseJan. 13 – Durango, CO – Animas TheatreJan. 14 – Taos, NM – Mesa Brewing CompanyJan. 17 – Austin, TX – The ParishJan. 18 – Dallas, TX – Sundown At GrenadaJan. 20 – Fayetteville, AR – George’s MajesticJan. 22 – Jackson, MS – Martin’sJan. 24 – Atlanta, GA – VinylJan. 25 – Charlotte, NC – The Rabbit HoleJan. 29 – Philadelphia, PA – World Cafe LiveJan. 30 – Harrisburg, PA – The Abbey BarJan. 31 – Baltimore, MD – The 8X10Feb. 1 – Columbus, OH – Woodlands TavernFeb. 2 – Covington, KY – The OctaveFeb. 5 – Kansas City, MO – Knuckleheads SaloonFeb. 6 – Omaha, NE – The SlowdownFeb. 8 – Frisco, CO – Snowstalk – 10 Mile High Music HallView All Tour Dates
Five-piece indie rock outfit The National have shared a new single, “Save The Bird”, in collaboration with Loren Bouchard’s hit animated comedy Bob’s Burgers. The Bob’s Burgers crew sent the “Save The Bird” lyrics to The National— inspired by the series’ recent Thanksgiving episode—and The National then went on to supply the accompanying music.Lead singer Matt Berninger shared in a statement,We’re honored to continue our Thanksgiving tradition with Bob’s Burgers with “Save The Bird,” which was recorded at Public Hi-Fi in Austin and in my secluded dojo in Los Angeles. It’s especially thrilling to have our brass section finally get credit for something. Also, I’d like to thank Tom for doing the dishes. Watch The National’s “Save The Bird” below:Bob’s Buskers Presents: The National – “Save The Bird”[Video: Behind Bob’s Burgers]For more information on ticketing and The National’s upcoming tour dates, head to the band’s website here.Last year, the folks over at Bob’s Burgers unveiled a new project, The Bob’s Burgers Music Album, an album featuring 112 songs from the first six seasons of the show. The album’s expansive track list features a diverse line-up of appearances including tracks by comedians Aziz Ansari, Bill Hader, Sarah Silverman, and Fred Armisen, in addition to the regular voice-acting cast responsible for bringing life to the Belchers. Former musical guests who made the cut include Cyndi Lauper and Carly Simon in addition to the five full-length Bob’s Buskers tracks, which are covers of songs from the show by musical acts such as St. Vincent, The National, Lapsley, and Stephin Merritt of Magnetic Fields.[H/T Consequence of Sound]
Tedeschi Trucks Band has announced an upcoming television appearance on Jimmy Kimmel Live. Husband-and-wife duo Derek Trucks and Susan Tedeschi will head to sunny Southern California with their 12-piece ensemble for their upcoming musical guest appearance on the popular late-night show, set to go down on Wednesday, May 15th.Related: Tedeschi Trucks Band Details 2019 Beacon ResidencyTedeschi Trucks Band will perform their outdoor mini-concert in Los Angeles, and one cut will ultimately be selected to air on the program. The band has opened up a lottery for free tickets to participate in the upcoming Los Angeles filming, which is currently underway here.For a full list of Tedeschi Trucks Band’s 2019 tour dates and ticketing information, head to the band’s website.
On Thursday, The Disco Biscuits opened up their annual Bisco Inferno run with the first of two shows at Denver, CO’s Ogden Theatre.The Disco Biscuits Announce THC Extract Collaboration With Colorado’s Green Dot LabsThe Disco Biscuits opened up their first set with fan-favorite “42”, which the band ultimately ended up leaving open-ended and dove back into to close out their second set. “42” smoothly transitioned into an inverted rendition of “Aquatic Ape”, followed by “King Of The World” sandwiched in between a massive “Astronaut” to close out the first set.Following a brief setbreak, the band returned to open their second set with “Mindless Dribble” before launching into the old-school “Vassillios”. With the band firing off on all cylinders, The Biscuits charged forward with a seamless segue of “Spacebirdmatingcall”, “Voices Insane”, and an inverted “Miracles”, before crashing back into “42” to properly finish the song and close out their second set. The band delivered a lone encore of “Portal To An Empty Head”, marking the song’s first performance of the year.Luckily for fans unable to attend, there’s full-show pro-shot video from Thursday’s show, which you can watch below:The Disco Biscuits – Ogden Theatre – 5/23/2019[Video: The Disco Biscuits]The Disco Biscuits return to Denver’s Ogden Theatre tonight, Friday, May 24th before heading to Morrison, CO’s Red Rocks Amphitheatre on Saturday, May 25th for their headlining blowout with PNUMA Live.For ticketing, a full list of the band’s upcoming tour dates, and more information, head to The Disco Biscuits’ website.You can check out a full gallery of photos from the show below courtesy of photographer Dave Vann.Setlist: The Disco Biscuits | Ogden Theatre | Denver, CO | 4/23/2019Set One: 42-> Aquatic Ape (inverted)-> Astronaut-> King of the World-> AstronautSet Two: Mindless Dribble-> Vassillios-> Spacebirdmatingcall-> Voices Insane-> Miracles (inverted)-> 42Encore: Portal to an Empty HeadThe Disco Biscuits | The Ogden | Denver, CO | 5/23/19 | Photos: Dave Vann Photo: Dave Vann via The Disco Biscuits Photo: Dave Vann Load remaining images
Nancy Rappaport reads from “In Her Wake,” a book written about the exploration of her mother’s suicide.
Question: Who was the first woman to receive an honorary degree from Harvard?Answer: Helen Keller, in 1955Read about Keller’s life of letters and philanthropy.For more information on Harvard’s 375th celebration, visit its website.