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Fishman’s New Marimba Lumina – Merriweather Post Pavilion – 7/14/13

Fishman busted out a crazy solo on the Marimba Lumina during “Scent of a Mule” on Sunday night at Merriweather Post Pavilion.

The first video has Trey and Mike watching along completely fascinated—and putting their instruments down to let him solo.

Part II has Fish creating some really cool, super spacey, “out there” sounds as he takes his solo.

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Trey Fans: Hands On A Hard Body Ticket 40% Discount

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NYCJAMGAL at HOAHB

Dude, this is the best offer we’ve seen yet. Because Trey is so cool and wants to say thanks for all your support — he’s offering fans a 40% off ticket discount on upcoming performances of HANDS ON A HARD BODY — his awesome new musical that’s on BROADWAY.

To get the discount, call (877) 250-2929 and mention code FAF1HH, or order tickets online through crappy Ticketmaster.com and enter code FAF1HH or walk your butt over to the Brooks Atkinson Theatre and mention that you’re Trey’s biggest fan.

For more info like performance dates and availability (like, did y’know that theaters go dark on Mondays — and there are matinee performances on Wednesdays, Saturdays and Sundays? in addition, of course, to regularly scheduled evening performances)  visit http://www.handsonahardbody.com.

Dawes New Album “Stories Don’t End” Out April 9th, 2013

Dawes started performing new tunes, like this one “From A Window Seat” as fresh material back in June ’12 while at Mountain Jam Music Festival.

“From A Window Seat” appears on Dawes’ third  fourth album Stories Don’t End on their own label, Hub Records (due out April 9th, 2013) and was recorded in the fall of ’12 at an old church in Asheville, NC.

“From A Window Seat” can also be heard in this Stories Don’t End promotional album trailer released today (January 29th, 2013) on dawestheband.com.

The track listing for Stories Don’t End was released yesterday:

Side A
Just Beneath The Surface
From A Window Seat
Just My Luck
Someone Will
Most People
Something In Common

Side B
Hey Lover
Bear Witness
Stories Don’t End
From The Right Angle
Side Effects
Just Beneath The Surface (Reprise)

Grace Potter Sits In with moe. for Gimme Shelter at moe.down 13

Burlington singer, rocker, and guitarist Grace Potter of Grace Potter & The Nocturnals sat in with moe. last night, belting out the Rolling Stones tune “Gimme Shelter.” The last time the band covered the song was in March of 2008 at the Sherman Theater, in Stroudsburg, PA.

Potter has been opening up for Tim McGraw and Kenny Chesney on their “Brothers of the Sun” summer tour, starting in early June and continuing through August.

Grace Potter & The Nocturnals opened the main stage at moe.down 13, taking place at Snow Ridge Ski Resort in Turin, NY, and was followed up with two sets from upstate jam band rockers, moe.

moe. started off their weekend “too fucking high” with a “Plane Crash” opener, continued the pot references with “Not Coming Down” and “Okay Alright” by “smoking joints in the parking lot.” moe. proved once again that the best played versions of “Timmy Tucker” happen outside at moe.down and usually follow a tremendous rain storm.

With rain showers hitting the mountain on and off for most of the day, festival-goers raged on under the VIP Saranac beer tent, umbrellas, and rain gear and tried to  However much rain fell, it didn’t stop the positivity, good vibes and excitement of moe.’s 13th summer festival.

Second set had Kyle Hollingsworth from String Cheese Incident sitting in on keys for “Happy Hour Hero” — Hollingsworth played two sets on the second stage with his own band. “Head” had a super long jam section and a super heady encore of “Seat of My Pants” and “Akimbo.”

The Wood Brothers, Galactic, HIGH TIMES Band of the Month Leroy Justice, and Chicago’s JC Brooks & the Uptown Sound will play between two stages today — along with two more highly anticipated headlining sets from moe. on the main stage starting at 8pm.

To stream moe.down and watch the scheduled performances, log on and purchase the iClips moe.down package at iclips.net

The Avett Brothers – I and Love and You – Terminal 5 – 5/10/12

Every once in awhile you get the premium spot to record video from–namely the front row, pit, or an elevated section where fans’ heads and other cameras aren’t in your way. Once you shoot your stellar vid you go home and either upload it, or it sits on a hard drive to be forgotten. This vid of The Avett Brothers was one of those primo vids…great vantage point (handicap section in an otherwise sold-out packed venue), good sound…and just an amazing capture of an awesome performance of the phenomenal performance of “I and Love and You” from the Avetts. BUT, when I got home and started the transfer…this video VANISHED and automatically deleted from my computer and from the Flip Cam HD that I use. So upset I could’ve cried, my husband Scott Bernstein (a computer genius and audio taper) SAVED THE DAY by running software on his computer that brings back recently deleted files. He calmed me and said he’d be able to save the video and lo and behold he did!! Without Scott this amazing video would have been nothing but a memory…but alas, here it is…in all its glory.

Citizen Cope Joins Soulive During Bowlive Residency

Last night two amazing Brooklyn based bands joined forces at Brooklyn Bowl. Soulive invited Citizen Cope, among many other guest musicians that night (hello George Porter, Jr.! hello Skerik! hello Billy Martin!) to the stage to perform a handful of songs: Some older, some newer … and all amazing. In this vid capture, Eric Krasno, guitarist for Soulive, really nails the soft and gentle dynamics of Cope’s “Something to Believe In” a tune previously written and recorded by Cope for Debi Nova. For me, the pairing of Soulive and Cope brought together two very different musical worlds and sounds. I’m a big fan of both–but was wondering how they would mesh. Would the slightly jazzier Soulive jive with the understated melodies of Cope’s super-mellow, sometimes emo-driven lyrics and vocals? The answer was, simply put, yes. If you’re familiar with the ever-moving nature of Soulive (see Rubber Soulive the band’s take on The Beatles Rubber Soul) you’d know that as a band they are so musically adept that they just as easily can adapt. That’s the beauty of Bowlive, the pairings and special guests that are invited and join the Soulive sound.

Blissfully Freaked Out

Hard to believe that last weekend we were at the Garden. While shooting this vid from the back of the 100-level section I remember being blissfully freaked out. It combines a sick light show from the creativity of Chris Kuroda’s mind and a beautiful and spacey jam from Phish. Moments like these were rare at the Garden this year. You’ll hear a lot of stretchy Clavinet from Page McConnell (Chairman of the Boards!!) and the treble of Mike’s bass punching through and accenting the song (I think the end of Piper?) with some upfront activity.

My Morning Jacket – Mountain Jam 2011

My Morning Jacket (c) Jen Bernstein

Working as the official Mountain Jam blogger had its perks–notably, being able to rock out in the photo pit for My Morning Jacket’s headlining festival spot on Sunday, June 5th, 2011. Being that up close and personal with one of my favorite bands, dancing and singing along, and feeling, receiving, and reciprocating their love and mine for music will be a hard experience to top. There’s an iClips broadcast out there where you can see me rockin’ in the pit…it was truly a magical night. Check out my video below of “Touch Me I’m Going To Scream Pt. 2”.

Dawes – Mountain Jam 2011

Watch out for these guys–they’re on the rise. From California, may I present to you Dawes!

Garage a Trois, Brooklyn Bowl, 5/21/11 with video!!

Garage a Trois brought their rage and killer, psychotic, free form rock and jazz metal to Brooklyn Bowl on Saturday night (5/21/11). Promoting their new album, “Always Be Happy, But Stay Evil” GAT performed various tunes off the album throughout the evening. Stanton Moore (drums), Mike Dillon (percussion), Skerik (sax), and Marco Benevento (keys) all came out in matching gray Puma jump suits and kicks. I think the jackets were off by second set–they were definitely shed by the time the tequila bottle was being passed around on stage. There was a good crowd at the Bowl, everyone dancing and eating up the stage antics. Mike Dillon climbed on top of an amp, sang a Ween song, and narrowly cleared his xylophone when he jumped over it–in all, Mike D was being Mike D and it was awesome. Skerik, between wailing on his sax and exchanging solos with Marco, would turn around and stick his tongue out at Stanton. These guys act like it’s their first day of kindergarten and have the most fun I’ve ever seen a band have on stage…though it was the last stop on their recent tour…I hope NYC gets a taste of GAT again soon. Until then…here’s some video I shot with my iPhone. Pretty ragin’

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