Watch moe. Bust Out Neil Young Cover For The First Time Since 2002

first_imgLoad remaining images Last night marked the first night of jam band’s moe.’s three night run in New York, NY. moe. spent the first night of their run at the intimate Stage 48 venue, and only ticketholders who purchased three-night passes were able to enter. Needless to say, this was a very tight-knit showing from the Buffalo-based rockers.The St. Patrick’s Day celebration started off with the Irishman himself, “McBain,” before jamming into “Down Boy.” “Happy Hour Hero” also made its thematic appearance, as the band was serving up some of their own Hoppy Hour Hero brew.The second set featured a jammed out take on Pink Floyd’s “Interstellar Overdrive,” and continued with james on “The Pit,” “Tubing The River Styx” and “Farmer Ben.” Without stopping for a breath, moe. closed out the set with two very appropriate songs, “Raise A Glass” and “New York City.” NYC certainly raised a glass in celebration.The show concluded with the show’s major bust out, a version of Neil Young’s “Down By The River,” played for the first time since July of 2002. Watch footage of the cover below, courtesy of Paul Giza [h/t JamBase]:You can see the full setlist below, as provided by the band. moe. is set to do it all again at the PlayStation Theater for two more nights, tonight and tomorrow (3/18-19). Don’t miss out!Setlist: moe. at Stage 48, New York, NY – 3/17/16I: McBain > Down Boy, It > Smoke, Rise > Happy Hour Hero, Downward Facing Dog {UNF} > Deep This TimeII: Billy Goat > > Tubing The River Styx > The Pit > Downward Facing Dog, Bearsong > Interstellar Overdrive > The Pit > Tubing The River Styx > Farmer Ben > Raise A Glass > New York CityEnc: Down By The River# > Wind It Up{# LTP > 7/03/02}Photos by Paul Citone:last_img read more

Watch Full Sets Of The Disco Biscuits & Lotus From Camp Bisco’s Opening Night

first_imgEarlier this week, we helped announce that all six sets of The Disco Biscuits at Camp Bisco would be live streamed for free, courtesy of UphoricTV. Today, we’ve learned that UphoricTV will not only make those sets available to watch at our convenience, but that they have plans to incorporate other bands into their live feed as well.Last night marked the opening night for Camp Bisco, celebrating its second year at new home Montage Mountain near Scranton, PA. The festival featured an extraordinary lineup on day one, including sets from Big GRiZmatik, Anderson .Paak & The Free Nationals, Dopapod, Future Rock, Phutureprimitive, Lotus and The Disco Biscuits, among many more. Fortunately, with the UphoricTV stream, we can watch the full set performances from Lotus and The Disco Biscuits. Both bands brought high energy jamtronica sets to the main stage, delighting fans with their intense displays. Check out the sets, streaming in full below.Setlist: Lotus at Camp Bisco, Montage Mountain, PA – 7/14/16Set: Norse, Neon Tubes Pt. 1 > Neon Tubes Pt 2, Spaghetti > Flower Sermon, BMWSF, Sleep When We Are Dead, It’s All Clear To Me Now, Eats the Light, Bush PilotSetlist: The Disco Biscuits at Camp Bisco, Montage Mountain, PA – 7/14/16I: Triumph-> Papercut-> Safety Dance-> Papercut-> Great Abyss (inverted)-> 42 (inverted)-> Nughuffer (ending only)last_img read more

Jane’s Addiction, RHCP & RATM Members Turn Lollapalooza Into 90’s Rock Party

first_imgLollapalooza is taking over Grant Park in Chicago for the 25th year this weekend, and despite some initial rain, festival-goers have been enjoying themselves with the sounds of Radiohead, Red Hot Chili Peppers, LCD Soundsystem, and more. Saturday night was particularly special on the Samsung stage, with Jane’s Addiction welcoming members of Rage Against The Machine and Smashing Pumpkins to the stage, followed by the Red Hot Chili Peppers who played tribute to Jane’s Addiction among many other of their greatest hits.From beginning to end, Jane’s Addiction performed their 1990 record Ritual De Lo Habitual, followed by career-spanning four-song closer featuring some fellow rockers that had the fields pulsing with excitement. RATM guitarist Tom Morello joined in for a righteous “Mountain Song” and Pumpkins drummer Jimmy Chamberlin closed the set for a crowd-singing “Jane Says”, setting the tone for a seriously heavy night of rock and roll. Complete with suspended dancers, raunchy outfits, and plenty of pleather. Check out some fan-shot footage below!Mountain Song feat. Tom Morello[courtesy of YouTube user sharmoney64]Jane Says feat. Jimmy Chamberlin[courtesy of YouTube user Snabes]Ted, Just Admit It…[courtesy of YouTube user Jeff Ansari]Closing out the Samsung stage was the Red Hot Chili Peppers, who covered “I Would For You” as a nod of appreciation to frontman Perry Farrell who is also a founder of the Chicago festival. Their 18-song set featured all the best hits, including “Can’t Stop”, “Scar Tissue”, “Snow (Hey Oh)”, “Blood Sugar Sex Magik”, and plenty more. You can watch pro-shot footage of the band’s cover, and full set below:I Would For You (Jane’s Addiction cover)Full Set:Jane’s Addiction @ Lollapalooza 7/30/16:Stop!No One’s LeavingAin’t No RightObviousBeen Caught StealingThree DaysThen She Did…Of CourseClassic GirlMountain Song (with Tom Morello)Just BecauseTed, Just Admit It…Jane Says (with Jimmy Chamberlin)Red Hot Chili Peppers @ Lollapalooza 7/30/16:Intro JamCan’t StopDani CaliforniaScar TissueDark NecessitiesSnow ((Hey Oh))Look AroundOthersideBlood Sugar Sex MagikGo Robot (Preceded by ‘Funky Crime’… more )CalifornicationParallel UniverseThe GetawayI Would for You (Jane’s Addiction cover) (Josh Klinghoffer solo)Under the BridgeBy the WayEncore:Goodbye AngelsGive It Away (Preceded by ‘(Don’t Fear) The Reaper’ by Blue Oyster Cult tease)[photo via Lollapalooza / setlists via]last_img read more

Phish Will Live Stream Their First-Ever Performance In Jacksonville, FL This Weekend

first_imgFans of Phish have a lot to look forward to, as the band is gearing up for a fall tour that begins this Friday, October 14th. The tour mainly focuses on venues within the Southeast, including a show this Sunday, October 16th, at Veteran’s Memorial Arena in Jacksonville, FL. The show marks Phish’s first performance in Jacksonville throughout their 30+ year career, only adding to the anticipation for this performance.For those who can’t make it to Jacksonville, LivePhish has you covered. The website has just announced a webcast stream of the Jacksonville Phish show, with the usual HD and SD options.Head to LivePhish for all the details! The tour starts this Friday, October 14th, but you can catch Phish tonight on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon to get you in the mood for the fall tour. We’ll see you on the road.last_img read more

Umphrey’s McGee Covers Rage Against The Machine’s “Bombtrack” With Dave Watts [Watch]

first_imgLoad remaining images For the second night of Umphrey’s McGee’s triumphant New Year’s Eve celebration to Chicago, the sextet stepped into a larger venue and welcomed support from Colorado funk ensemble The Motet.Although the run started at the smaller Riviera Theatre, last night and the big celebration for the 31st are taking place nearly across the street at the Aragon Ballroom, easily one of the most decorative and ornate venues in the Midwest.Amounting to one large auditorium that is accessible through narrow halls and glittering archways, the walls and balcony are situated to give the large room an outdoor feeling, almost like a renaissance fair. Even the ceiling is painted to mimic the natural glory of the cosmos and night sky, complete with flickering lights for stars.The Motet kicked things off ahead of their 8:00 PM start time and warmed the room up well, despite the constant flowing of cold-bodies filling out the floor and settling the edges of the balcony throughout the hour long set.Bandleader and drummer Dave Watts set a hard-hitting bar for timely drum fills and impeccable rolls that Kris Myers and Andy Farag continued to showcase in the spotlight during the main event.Front man Lyle Divinsky did his best to steal the show, tapping into eccentric dance moves reminiscent of James Brown – spinning, shuffling and swinging his arms as he bounced across the stage. For as wild as his movements were, he often directed the focus to his bandmates, especially if they were soloing.Bassist Garrett Sayers and guitarist Ryan Jalbert, the two longest standing members of the group, were especially tight-knit and continually drove the sound forward, especially in the jam following “Damn!” off their latest release Totem.The horn section, consisting of Gabriel Mervine on trumpet and Drew Sayers on tenor sax, meshed sweeping blankets of sounds effortlessly with the keyboard work of Joey Porter. The trio took complete control of the jam leading up to “Back It Up”, and ended their set with “Closed Mouth Don’t Get Fed” from 2014’s The Motet.Just a half an hour later at 9:30 PM, the lights went down for Umphrey’s McGee. It has been five years since the band has returned to this room, and that is five too many for the die-hard fans of Chicago. Opening with “Mulche’s Odyssey” from the 2004 disc Anchor Drops, which features the coastline of Chicago on Lake Michigan for its cover art.Five minutes into “Mulche’s”, the music took on a light island-tinge and quotes from NWA’s “Dopeman” before sliding into one of the band’s favorite new songs, “Speak Up”, which was debuted exactly one year ago on New Year’s Eve. The 31st play of the tune stayed relatively tame before peaking into an up-funked porno jam and transitioning into Anchor Drops’ title track.By 10:00, guitarist Brendan Bayliss dedicated a 17 minute take on “Phil’s Farm” to a good friend. Bayliss came out of the gate swinging with hot leads and loose runs early. The main jam slowed things down and Joel Cummins took over the transition back into the main theme before Bayliss wrestled the ending back for himself for an early highlight of the show.They debuted a brand new song titled “North Route” and to the glee of several fans, used it to launch a conclusion to the “Nothing Too Fancy” that was left unfinished from the previous night. The song started out with a heavy-handed and squealing lead from Jake Cinninger, as if he were not about to be outdone by Bayliss’ handiwork on “Phil’s Farm”. Check it out here:Cummins took the reins on “Walletsworth” and drove it hard into an ambient piano arpeggio. Cinninger led a solid 1!-2!-3! count jam that fell into “Kula”, an older tune that has gotten more play in 2016 than it has in years – this being its fourth play of the year. To close the set, Dave Watts from The Motet jumped onto Myers’ kit and Myers grabbed a microphone and jumped to the front of the stage to deliver a bone crushing rendition of “Bombtrack” by Rage Against The Machine. This was only the band’s third attempt at “Bombtrack”, and the first in five years or over 620 shows.Watch their cover of “Bombtrack”, streaming below.The second set kicked off exactly thirty minutes later with a straight run through of “The Floor”, followed by the fan favorite “Much Obliged”. Cummins took the off-key jam with some light finger-work before transitioning into a “Hurt Bird Bath” for the record books.At midnight the band moved into “1348” from 2009’s Mantis, with Myers and Farag taking the spotlight and leading the direction with an incredible showcase of percussive sensibility. For the main jam it appeared as though the band put bassist Ryan Stasik on the spot but he remained cool and collected, not letting the tempo or groove escape him before Cinninger started slicing through the sound with his red-hot Strat setup.The music dropped from “1348” into “Slacker” on a dime, complete with Pink Floydian-esque echo jam over a relentless dancebeat courtesy the drum machine Myers. “Miami Virtue” brought the set back around to “1348” to close the set at 12:35 AM.The standalone encore of “JaJunk” was delivered heavy and with force, including teases of AC/DC’s “Thunderstruck”. As the only song of the encore, Umphrey’s McGee left the crowd begging for more. The New Year’s Run concludes tonight with three sets and includes special guest horn section, Mad Dog’s Filthy Little Secret led by long-time friend of the band, Michael “Mad Dog” Mavridoglou.Check out the setlist and a full gallery below, courtesy of Must Have Media.Setlist: Umphrey’s McGee | Aragon Ballroom | Chicago, IL | 12/30/16Set 1: Mulche’s Odyssey[1], Speak Up, Anchor Drops > Phil’s Farm, North Route[2] > Nothing Too Fancy[3], Walletsworth, Kula, Bombtrack[4]Set 2: The Floor, Much Obliged > Hurt Bird Bath, Conduit, 1348 > Slacker, Miami Virtue > 1348Encore: JaJunkNotes:[1] with Dopeman (N.W.A.) quote[2] debut, original[3] completing 12.29.2016[4] with Dave Watts on drums, Kris on vocalslast Bombtrack 01.29.2011 (620 shows)* = w/ Dave Watts of The Motetlast_img read more

The Benevento Russo Duo Announce Freaks Ball At The Brooklyn Bowl

first_imgThe Benevento Russo Duo has announced their third show since reuniting in December of 2016. Marco Benevento and Joe Russo will bring their beloved duo to the Brooklyn Bowl in NYC on February 25, with support from Scott Metzger and his project Wolf!. The evening is in celebration of the annual “Freaks Ball“, where Joe Russo’s Almost Dead was notoriously born in 2013.While the Benevento Russo Duo was a staple of the early 2000’s jam scene, the project took a backseat as both members explored opportunities in their own careers. Part of that meant playing together as Joe Russo’s Almost Dead, and other parts saw the two musicians veer into unique projects like Furthur and, for Benevento, a flourishing solo career.Still, there’s always been an allure to The Duo. There’s something about the expressive potential of just piano and drums that has encouraged a jam scene following, and has propelled the two perpetrators onto an upward trajectory. Though the group hadn’t performed since 2010, there has been no shortage of requests for their reunion. It seems that now, and 2017 in general, is the time to rekindle that musical flame.After playing a secret show in 2016 and playing an official set on Jam Cruise in January 2017, the Duo is back!Tickets to Freaks Ball XVII featuring Benevento Russo Duo and Wolf! go on sale on February 6 right here.[Cover photo by Mark Dershowitz]]last_img read more

A New Verse From Phife Dawg Has Emerged [Listen]

first_imgIn the name of Phife Dawg, we thrive on this posthumous verse that has unearthed in a new single by Detroit singer Dwele. The Tribe Called Quest rapper has been continuously honored by his bandmates since his passing nearly a year ago, even showing up on the group’s We Got It From Here … Thank You 4 Your Service record later in the year.The new track “Wanna Dance” will appear Dwele’s upcoming album Same Book … New Chapter along with Phife Dawg’s forthcoming Forever LP. Listen to the track below, and bow your head in his name:last_img read more

The Disco Biscuits Announce Stacked Lineup For Camp Bisco Festival

first_imgAfter much anticipation, the lineup for The Disco Biscuits festival Camp Bisco is here! The festival will return to Montage Mountain in Scranton, PA for the third straight year, taking over on the weekend of July 13th through the 15th. Today, the festival has announced their initial lineup, revealing headlining sets from Bassnectar, Pretty Lights Live, GRiZ, Lotus, Gramatik, Action Bronson, Shpongle (Simon Posford Live) and more, on top of six sets from The Disco Biscuits!The full lineup is filled with great artists, including sets from 12th Planet, Beats Antique, Break Science, Classixx (DJ set), Cloudchord, Clozee, Desert Dwellers, Electric Beethoven, Emancipator, Escort (live band), The Floozies, G Jones, Ganja White Night, Goldfish, Higher Learning, Jaw Gems, Kasbo, Kill the Noise, The Knocks (live), Louis Futon, Louis the Child, Maddy O’Neal, Manic Focus, Marvel Years, Melvv, Nightmares on Wax (DJ set), Opiuo, Paper Diamond, Pigeons Playing Ping Pong, Pouya, Pusher, Roots of Creation, The Russ Liquid Test, Slushii, Sophistafunk, Space Jesus, Swift Technique, Tokimonsta, Too Many Zooz, Turkuaz, Twiddle, Wax Future, The Werks, Wingtip, Yookie, Subtronics, Team Ezy, and more.Check out the full lineup announcement below, and head to the fest’s official website for details. Early bird passes for the festival will be on sale tomorrow, February 24th, at Noon Eastern.last_img read more

Gov’t Mule Rocks A Revolution-Themed NYE Cover Set In NYC To End Busy 2017 [Photos/Videos]

first_imgFollowing Gov’t Mule‘s Saturday show, which saw Warren Haynes, Matt Abts, Danny Louis, and Jorgen Carlsson play two sets with a slew of guests, the band closed out a busy 2017 with their customary New Year’s Eve performance at The Beacon Theatre in New York City. Earlier this month, the band had announced that their NYE performance would be dubbed “The Rocking Mule Revue.” After great first set featuring a foreshadowing version of “About to Rage” with a “Les Brers In A Minor” tease, a cover of the Allman Brothers Band‘s “Kind Of Bird” with more ABB teases, and a closing Blind Willie Johnson, the band got their Rocking Revue underway.Revolutions Come And Revolutions Go, But Warren Haynes Is Here To Stay [Interview/Album Stream]The themed New Year’s show played off the appropriate theme of “Revolution,” in the year when they released their tenth studio album, Revolution Come, Revolution Go… Throughout the 18-song set, the band welcomed Jackie Greene, Shawn Pelton, and more for a set of classic “revolutionary,” politically and socially conscious anthems including songs by Steely Dan, Thunderclap Newman, Dr. John, James Brown, T. Rex, Bob Marley, Sam Cooke, Bob Dylan, Gil Scott-Heron, Willi Williams, The Clash, Van Morrison, Buffalo Springfield, Neil Young, The Temptations, Creedence Clearwater Revival, and David Bowie, as well as the title track from Revolution Come, Revolution Go…They finally left for their encore break after “Changes”, but they were still far from finished. They opened the encore with another Allmans’ suite, which took them from “Melissa” into “Mountain Jam” and back into “Melissa”. From there, the band kicked into Neil Young’s “Rockin’ In the Free World” (with Jimmy Vivino), which moved into and back out of Jimi Hendrix & Band of Gypsys‘ “Machine Gun”. Finally, the band returned to finish out “Mountain Jam” and round out a rocking tribute to “sticking it to the man.”Auld Lang Syne -> The Revolution Will Not Be Televised -> Reblow – via bartr61295Auld Lang Syne -> The Revolution Will Not Be Televised -> Reblow – via bartr61295“Changes” – via bartr61295You can watch more videos from the show here via YouTube user bartr61295.SETLIST: Gov’t Mule | The Beacon Theater | New York, NY | 12/31/17SET ONE:Thorns Of LifeLarger Than LifeThe Man I Want To BePainted Silver LightLay Your Burden DownAbout To Rage with Les Brers In A Minor teaseKind Of Bird with In Memory Of Elizabeth Reed, Les Brers In A Minor & Auld Lang Syne teasesDark Was The Night, Cold Was The GroundSET TWO – THE ROCKING MULE REVUE:Daddy Don’t Live in That New York City No More with Jackie Greene & Shawn Pelton (percussion) (Concert Debut)Something In The Air with Jackie Greene & Shawn Pelton (percussion) (Concert Debut)Revolution with Jackie Greene, Shawn Pelton (drums) & The Chronic Horns (Concert Debut)Funky President (People It’s Bad) with Shawn Pelton (drums) & The Chronic HornsChildren of the Revolution with Jackie Greene, Shawn Pelton (percussion) & The Better Half Singers (Concert Debut)Revolution Come, Revolution Go with Jackie Greene, Shawn Pelton (percussion) & The Chronic HornsRevolution with Jackie Greene, Shawn Pelton (drums), The Better Half Singers & The Chronic Horns (Concert Debut)A Change Is Gonna Come with Jackie Greene, Shawn Pelton (drums), The Better Half Singers & The Chronic HornsThe Times They Are A-Changin’ > with Jackie Greene & Shawn Pelton (Drums) without Gov’t Mule (Concert Debut)Auld Lang Syne > with Jackie Greene, Shawn Pelton (drums) & The Chronic HornsThe Times They Are A-Changin’ Reprise > with Jackie Greene, Shawn Pelton (Drums) & The Chronic HornsAuld Lang Syne > with Jackie Greene, Shawn Pelton (drums) & The Chronic HornsThe Revolution Will Not Be Televised with Jackie Greene, Shawn Pelton (drums) Matt Abts (lead vocal), DL (percussion) & The Chronic Horns (Concert Debut)Reblow Your Revolution > with Jackie Greene, Shawn Pelton (drums) & The Chronic Horns (Concert Debut)Rebel With A Cause (Segue) with Jackie Greene, Shawn Pelton (drums), The Better-Half Singers & The Chronic Horns (Concert Debut)Revolution Rock with Jackie Greene, Shawn Pelton (drums), The Better Half Singers & The Chronic Horns (Concert Debut)He Ain’t Give You None > with Jackie Greene, Shawn Pelton (percussion), & The Better Half SingersFor What It’s Worth with Jackie Greene, Shawn Pelton (percussion), & The Better Half SingersRevolution Blues with Jackie Greene & Shawn Pelton (percussion)Ball Of Confusion (That’s What The World Is Today) with Jackie Greene, Shawn Pelton (drums), The Better Half Singers & The Chronic Horns (Concert Debut)Fortunate Son with Jackie Greene, Shawn Pelton (drums) & The Better Half Singers (Concert Debut)Changes with Jackie Greene, Shawn Pelton (drums), & The Better Half Singers (Concert Debut)ENCORE:Melissa > with Jackie Greene & Shawn Pelton (percussion)Mountain Jam > with Jackie Greene & Shawn Pelton (percussion)Melissa > with Jackie Greene & Shawn Pelton (percussion)Rockin’ in the Free World > with Jackie Greene & Shawn Pelton (percussion)Machine Gun (Instrumental) > with Jackie Greene, Shawn Pelton (percussion) & Jimmy VivinoRockin’ in the Free World > with Jackie Greene, Shawn Pelton (percussion) & Jimmy VivinoMountain Jam with Jackie Greene, Shawn Pelton (percussion) & Jimmy VivinoPhoto: Dino Perrucci Load remaining images Gov’t Mule | The Beacon Theatre | New York, NY | 12/31/17 | Photos: Eric Gettler Photographylast_img read more

As The Crow Flies Delivers The Goods At Capitol Theatre Tour Opener [Review/Photos]

first_imgAs The Crow Flies | Capitol Theatre | Port Chester, NY | 4/17/2018 | Photos: Bob Forte Photo: Robert Forte Following the acrimonious dissolution of the Black Crowes in 2015 it seemed all but a certainty that fans would forever be resigned to enjoying the band’s music via only blurred memories and or iTunes. Seemingly out of nowhere, 2017 served as the launching point for what has now become a full on rebirth of the Black Crowes, albeit in rather unthorodoxed and unexpected forms.The Magpie Salute, featuring former Black Crowes members Rich Robinson, Marc Ford and Sven Pipien, were the first outfit to dip their toes back into the Crowe’s universe. Based on comments Black Crowes front man Chris Robinson made regarding the band reuniting, as well as the the Magpie Salute specifically, it sure seemed that the elder of the Robinson brothers was not all that interested in bringing the Black Crowes back to life in any iteration.However, late in 2017 rumors began to surface that Robinson was piecing together a Black Crowes touring outfit of his own, that would also include former band members. Whispers of a Robinson fronted Black Crowes project were confirmed as being true this past January when the inaugural tour of As The Crow Flies was official announced. Former Black Crowes players Audley Freed, bassist Andy Hess and keyboardist Adam MacDougall were quickly brought in the As the Crow Flies fold. Robinson also tapped current Chris Robinson Brotherhood drummer Tony Leone, as well as rising guitar phenom Marcus King, to round out the As the Crowes lineup.This past Tuesday April 17th, As the Crow Flies took off for their initial flight within the confines of the renowned Capitol Theatre in Port Chester, New York. A combination of nervous energy and excitement permeated throughout the entirety of the sold out Capitol Theatre audience prior to the band taking to the venue’s lighted stage. Perhaps the biggest question mark regarding the As the Crow line up was the inclusion of southern fried guitar hero Marcus King. The concerns were likely tied to the fact that many of the Black Crowes die hard fans simply weren’t all that familiar with King himself or his music. King fronts and plays lead guitar for Greenville, South Carolina based juggernaut The Marcus King Band. The Marcus King Band itself is rooted in improvisation, pscyhedelia and southern inspired licks and harmonies. Subsequently King’s own musical DNA aligns quite well with the Black Crowes sonic palette, making it quite apparent as to why Robinson was eager to bring King into the As the Crow Flies fold.Fans did not have to wait long to see if King was capable of brining the type of guitar based bombast that were a trademarks of past Crowes guitarists such as Marc Ford and Luther Dickinson. Early on the in set King unleashed an electrifying solo to close out “By Your Side” that actually turned out to be the first “wow” moment of the evening. Not to be out done, former full time Black Crowes guitarist Audley Freed more than proved to the Capitol Theatre faithful there were ample reasons as to why Robinson brought him along to be a part of the As the Crow Flies tour. Any detractors regarding that particularly sentiment surely must have been swayed following Freed’s first foray into the guitar spotlight on the evening with the combustible solo he served up to wind down a resplendent take on “Non Fiction.”Robinson himself was in good spirits throughout the night’s performance.  The front man treated the audience to ample doses of smiles, effulgent vocals and of course some of his renowned dance moves. Robinson and the band as a whole seemed to shine and find their groove more as the performance moved into the second half of the set. Highlights included blistering takes on “Thorn in My Pride and “My Morning Song” as well as main set closer “Hard to Handle,” which included an extended and majestic jam of Deep Purple’s “Hush.”Was everything perfect on the first night of the As the Crow Flies tour?  The answer to that question is probably “no” but with a strong asterisk next to it. The quintet only live rehearsed together for a few days in Brooklyn, NY prior to the tour kicking off. More importantly bands like the Black Crowes were in large part, driven to greater heights by the technical acumen that existed within the band, as well as with their intrinsic familiarity with another musically.Rest assured As the Crow Flies has the first of the two aforementioned traits in spades. As the tour progress and these musicians become more familiar with another both on and off the stage, thousands of fans are going to be lining up to share the ride with Robinson and his flock of fellow As the Crow Flies brethren.Setlist: Remedy, Sting Me, Twice as Hard, By Your Side, Non Fiction, Good Frida, Almost Cut My Hair, Wiser Time, She Talks to Angels, Thorn in My Pride, My Morning Song, Jealous Again, Hard to Handle > Hushcenter_img Load remaining imageslast_img read more