Why Some People Get ‘Skin-Gasms’ While Listening To Music

first_imgYou know that feeling when you’re listening to a song and you suddenly feel a chill run up your spine or down your arms? It typically comes during a dramatic shift in music, but some people also feel it while looking at an engaging piece of artwork, watching a particularly emotional scene in a movie, or having physical contact with another person.This experience is called “frisson,” which in French means “aesthetic chills” and is also known as “skin-gasms,” or goosebumps. It’s the feeling you get when a sudden wave of pleasure runs through you as a result of these artistic experiences, though studies have shown that only about two-thirds of the population are able to experience it.While the details of this phenomenon are still under research, scientists have traced the origins of frisson to how humans emotionally react to unexpected stimuli in an environment. The reactions happen mostly in music when there are unexpected harmonies, sudden changes in volume, or in the entrance of a particularly moving solo. The change violates the listeners’ expectations, in a positive way, ultimately triggering a frisson reaction.Scientists Have Discovered The Area Of The Brain That Responds To MusicSo why do these thrills cause such chills? Some scientists suggest that goosebumps are an evolutionary holdover from our earlier ancestors, the hairier ones, who used an endothermic layer of heat retained beneath the hairs of their skin to keep warm. Goosebumps were the result of a rapid change in temperature, but haven’t phased out of our evolutionary trajectory since the invention of clothing. Perhaps it is starting to decline, though, as frisson is only prevalent to about 55-86% of the population.So who are the lucky ones? What types of people are able to experience these “skin-gasms”? Scientists at the Eastern Washington University set out to find out. After testing the cognitive immersion of several people listening to a variety of different songs, known to contain thrilling moments, and asking them to complete personality tests, their research concluded that listeners who experienced frisson also scored high for a personality trait called “Openness to Experience.”“This graph shows the reactions of one listener in the lab. The peaks of each line represent moments when the participant was particularly cognitively or emotionally aroused by the music. In this case, each of these peaks of excitement coincided with the participant reporting experiencing frisson in reaction to the music. This participant scored high on a personality trait called ‘Openness to Experience’.”Studies have shown that people who possess “Openness to Experience” have “unusually active imaginations, appreciate beauty and nature, seek out new experiences, often reflect deeply on their feelings, and love variety in life,” explains social psychologist Mitchell Colver. Some aspects of this trait are inherently emotional and others are cognitive, so the combination makes for an imaginative empathizer with great intellectual curiosity and appreciation of beauty.How Music Can Be Used To Influence Different Mood GoalsTheir research found that listeners were experiencing frisson as a result of “a deeply emotional reaction they were having to the music.” Contrastingly, the results also showed that “it’s the cognitive components of ‘Openness to Experience’ – such as making mental predictions about how the music is going to unfold or engaging in musical imagery (a way of processing music that combines listening with daydreaming) – that are associated with frisson to a greater degree than the emotional components.” This conclusion indicates that “those who intellectually immerse themselves in music (rather than just letting it flow over them) might experience frisson more often and more intensely than others.”The findings are now published in the journal Psychology of Music and contributes to the forever-building database of knowledge we have concerning music and the human connection. We are grateful for the precious moments music provides, and the scientific studies as to why we have certain reactions to such further proves why we Live For Live Music.Join fellow frisson-loving Reddit users in this page entirely dedicated to frisson-causing media, and enjoy this “Light” from Phish at Dick’s Sporting Goods Park in 2012, which Robert Randolph once told us really got him “caught up in the Phish moment.”[via Science Alert]last_img read more

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BadNraD Shares Banging Debut Single ‘Atomic Teenage Trash’ From Upcoming Album Release [Listen/Premiere]

first_imgMixing live and DJ musicianship is no easy feat, but Minneapolis-based BadNraD is committed to crafting this exciting fusion in his performances. Accompanying his beats with guitar, synthesizer riffs and vocals, BadNraD continues to push sonic boundaries at every turn. His newest EP Deep End only furthers this craft, as the seven-track release is a treat for listeners everywhere. The release is due out on August 12th, via Last Triumph Records.BadNraD’s style comes through in the brand new track, “Atomic Teenage Trash,” from the new Deep End album. The whirlwind track is an exciting jam, building on this live/DJ fusion sound with airy synthesizers that build into a full on dance party. We’re looking forward to sharing this great new song with you, streaming below.BadNraD has become a fixture of the Minneapolis electronic scene. A regular on The Current and KFAI, BadNraD has opened for local musical luminaries such as EOTO, Woody McBride and Darksiderz. His new album Deep End will be officially released at First Avenue’s “BEAT the HEAT” event next Friday, August 12th, with BadNraD taking over the main stage at 11:30 PM. Check out more information about the event here.For more information on BadNraD, visit his official website, or follow him on Facebook and Twitter.last_img read more

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Wild Child ‘Break On Through’ With a Rocking Tribute To The Doors At The Paramount

first_imgLoad remaining images The Paramount in Huntington, NY morphed into the Whisky A-Go-Go on September 17th, 2016, as Wild Child returned to the stage as conquering minstrels. Lead singer Dave Brock led the festivities, as he performed his own Jim Morrison rock opera for the Long Island audience. Brock earned his bona fides as the lead singer for ex-Doors Robby Krieger and Ray Manzarek, when he became their lead vocalist in 2010. The singer did not try to fill any leather pants as a ‘Jimitator’, but he left his mark making clear that no one else has done better vocally since July 3rd, 1971 with the legendary catalog of songs.The show opened with “Break on Through,” “Love Me Two Times,” and “20th Century Fox.” The battle plan seemed to be to grab the audience by the throat with spontaneous and true renditions of the ‘hits’ from the bands repertoire. The audience was mesmerized by the tightly knit musicians, and enchanted by Brock as the master of ceremonies. The band moved into “Hello I Love You,” “Love Street,” and a the jaunty “Alabama Song/Backdoor Man.” “Strange Days” were afoot, and Dave Brock walked the high-wire offering vocals that made fans pine. Many wondered what the results may have been had Morrison returned from his final sojourn in Paris. The crooner’s offering is as close as a fan can get to seeing Jim Morrison alive on a stage in 2016.The reason Ray Manzarek and Robby Krieger would choose Dave Brock to have toured with is self-evident as you view the performance, and the songs resonate upon entering your ears. The Doors original drummer John Densmore has added to the lauds, calling Brock a superb vocalist fit to strut through the portals, and take the microphone before his former band mates. The night carried on with “When The Music’s Over,” a stripped-down “Touch Me,” “Crystal Ship,” and “Spanish Caravan.” The audience danced, sang along, and cheered the group on in increasing measure at the evening wore on.The “WASP (Texas Radio and the Big Beat)” was simply put, as good as it gets today for a fan. “Love Her Madly” followed, almost as a commentary on the previous number. The Doors never properly toured with the songs from L.A. Woman, and Wild Child filled some of that void. The audience was now in full party mode, having long been won over. Flames already burned as the band offered “Light My Fire,” and closed the regular set with “Soul Kitchen.”As encores, “Roadhouse Blues” and “L.A. Woman” had the voters’ mandate. Wild Child was more than a mere tribute show, and their output demands to be taken seriously. When they get into Huntington town again, hopefully again next year, fans should be certain to spend the night celebrating the legendary catalog of Jim Morrison and the Doors at the venue. The West Coast lit up the East Coast audience, and united us as one. Wild Child is simply not to be missed as they keep this music alive before audiences.The Paramount’s Tribute Series offers Steve Mitchell’s ~A Tribute to the King, fresh from his working nearby at the TCBY Theater with D.J Fontana, and the Sweet Inspirations. Steve Mitchell’s show will be September 22nd, and tickets will be available at the box office.– words by Bob Wilson[all photos courtesy of Wayne Herrschaft]Gallery: Wild Child at The Paramount 9/17/16last_img read more

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Bob Weir Says He’s Planning For More Dead & Company On “CBS This Morning” [Watch]

first_imgGrateful Dead guitarist Bob Weir has a lot on his plate right now. Having just wrapped up a tour behind his latest solo album, Blue Mountain, Weir is in high demand, and made his way over to “CBS This Morning” for an interview about all of his ongoing projects.Naturally, after a discussion of Weir’s cowboy roots, the interview turns to the big touring act of summer 2016: Dead & Company. When asked if the band is planning to reform in the future, Bobby confirms that they are.“That’s the plan,” he says, before realizing he wasn’t supposed to talk about it. He ends the conversation by saying, “we’re trying to stay open for that.” Watch the interview below.The program also included footage from Weir’s recent set at the Kings Theatre in Brooklyn, NY. Watch a handful of songs from that show, below.last_img read more

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Watch Horseshoes & Hand Grenades’ Nostalgic New “Old Man And Me” Video [Premiere]

first_imgWisconsin-based folk and bluegrass band Horseshoes & Hand Grenades continues to impress fans everywhere, as the five-piece acoustic group finds themselves garnering new fans and exciting opportunities every day. It all fundamentally comes down to the band’s soulful sound, captured with rich harmonies and tight-knit musicianship.After placing 3rd in the 2012 Telluride Bluegrass Festival’s band competition, it’s been nothing but love for Horseshoes & Hand Grenades. The band has shared the stage with stalwarts like Railroad Earth, Trampled By Turtles, The Infamous Stringdusters, Yonder Mountain String Band and more, and even got to support the legendary Merle Haggard.The journey hasn’t slowed yet, as the band released a full length effort Middle Western back in 2015. One song from that album, “Old Man and Me,” was just made into a beautiful new music video. Says fiddle/mandolin player Collin Mettelka, “The song is a reflection of one way in which I’ve tried to make sense of my experience. The premise is not unique; what if my present experience is the ‘life flashing before my eyes’ moments before death? The song is an attempt to address such a premise through the lens of fate and free will. Ultimately what I’ve decided is that it doesn’t matter. One way or the other, my experience is my own and no rationalization of that experience should compromise its integrity.”Watch the new video for “Old Man and Me” streaming below, exclusively via L4LM.Guitarist/dobroist Adam Greuel describes the song best when he says, “This tune simply makes me happy. Hot sex and ice cold brandy wine sounds like a great time. Much of the tune reminds me of a sensual moment with a lover where time seems to no longer exist and all is simple and sweet.”For all things Horseshoes & Hand Grenades, head to their official website!last_img read more

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Pigeons Playing Ping Pong Launches Kickstarter For New Studio Album, “Pizazz”

first_imgRising stars Pigeons Playing Ping Pong has launched a Kickstarter campaign to support their new album. The Baltimore-area jam-funk outfit will release their fourth album, Pizazz, in September of 2017, and they want your help to get to the finish line of the recording process.The band is offering a variety of exclusive rewards for fans who back the project, as they look to raise money to pay for studio time, mixing, mastering, and more. There are all sorts of rewards available, such as exclusive merch to guest spots at the band’s shows. Some of the more fun rewards include lead singer Scrambled Greg (aka Greg Ormont) recording your outgoing voicemail message, a music lesson from your favorite band member, and a pizza party with the band, among other fun options.Additionally, Pigeons is releasing their first ever live album, in coordination with the Kickstarter campaign. The live album, The Great Outdoors Jam, features highlights from the band’s performance at The Great Outdoors Jam Festival in Mount Dora, FL from July 2016. Each and every contributor to the Pizazz Kickstarter campaign will receive a digital download of The Great Outdoors Jam on February 10th if the campaign reaches its goal of $18,000.Check out the video below for their Kickstarter campaign and help Pigeons Playing Ping Pong reach their goal!Don’t miss Pigeons Playing Ping Pong when they hit Colorado for two nights at the end of January! They’ll be reuniting with Dopapod for shows at the Ogden Theatre in Denver on January 27th and the Boulder Theater on January 28th for what’s sure to be a great weekend on the Front Range! You can find all of the information about the run here.last_img read more

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Mickey Hart And Michal Menert Are Working On New Album Featuring Jason Hann, Zakir Hussain, & More

first_imgJust a few months ago, Grateful Dead drummer Mickey Hart celebrated the 25th anniversary of his acclaimed solo album, Planet Drum. It seems that Hart’s work is far from over, as he was recently spotted in the studio with producer Michal Menert and String Cheese Incident drummer Jason Hann.The news comes by way of Hann’s Facebook page, where he talks about laying down “15 tracks of drums and some electronic overdubs in a 24 hr period.” He also says that he got to hear recordings on the album from Zakir Hussain, Sikiru Adepoju, and Giovanni Hidalgo, all of whom are featured on Planet Drum and many other projects with Hart.While there is no set date for this album’s release, we’re certainly excited to see what this incredible artist lineup has in store! You can see Jason Hann’s post, below.last_img read more

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Butch Trucks & Col. Bruce Hampton To Be Honored At Oteil Burbridge’s Roots Rock Revival

first_imgMusic Masters Camps’ fifth annual Roots Rock Revival will take place from August 14-18 at Full Moon Resort in the heart of the “Forever Wild” Catskill Forest Preserve in upstate New York. The camp was created by the late drummer Butch Trucks, founding member of the Allman Brothers Band, in conjunction with bassist Oteil Burbridge (formerly ABB, now Dead & Company), and brothers Luther Dickinson and Cody Dickinson of the North Mississippi Allstars to bring fans and musicians together to explore the world of the Southern Blues Rock movement, the Allman Brothers Band, and the music that forms the foundation of Rock ‘n Roll. Despite the sudden death of Trucks and Col. Bruce Hampton, who also joined the RRR family last year, Roots Rock Revival will go on in their memories.In addition to Burbridge and the Dickinson brothers, the 2017 lineup includes legendary sessions drummer Bernard Purdie, jazz keyboardist John Medeski, former Allman Brothers slide guitarist Jack Pearson, jazz drummer Johnny Vidacovich, DJ Logic, and Midnight North’s Grahame Lesh (son of Grateful Dead bassist Phil Lesh).Beyond the master classes, there will be talent from previous years, members of Butch Trucks’ Freight Train Band, Sister Sparrow and the Dirty Birds, and more on site to assist in the organization of jam rooms. There for your benefit will be Vaylor Trucks, Berry Oakley Jr., Ryan Montbleau, Jackson Kincheloe, Brandon Niederauer, Heather Gillis, Brian Graham, Phil Rodriguez, Craig Keil, and James Beihn. Brandon “Taz” Niederauer has attended all four previous years of Roots Rock Revival, and will be returning for his 5th year to demonstrate the etiquette of jamming amongst his fellow young musicians. It was at Roots Rock Revival that Taz was “discovered,” and the 14-year-old prodigy will attest that much of his success came from the relationships he made at this camp.The schedule, which released today, is incredibly unique, from Oteil’s “Listening, Developing, and Heightened Awareness,” to masterclasses from Bernard Purdie and Jack Pearson. There will be a drum circle honoring Butch by water, and a screening of Basically Frightened: The Musical Madness of Col. Bruce Hampton. The whole camp, of course, is dedicated to both.Whether you’re a campfire player, a full-time musician, or a passionate music fan, this experience offers the opportunity to dive deep into the world of your favorite musical artists. Roots Rock Revival will feature not only outstanding music, but also three gourmet meals a day. Bountiful and fresh, the menu features many locally grown ingredients and a full spectrum of exceptional catering from the arrival Meet and Greet to the farewell breakfast.Eat, drink, jam and immerse yourself in music with the masters! Five days and four nights of memories and inspiration at Full Moon Resort, an enchantingly unique facility offering over one hundred acres of mountains, meadows, forests and streams. This gorgeous setting has proven time and again to be a perfect host for these inspiring and memorable events. Sign up today and learn more about the event here.last_img read more

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Element Music Festival Sees 6 Sets Of SCI, Reunion Of Garaj Mahal, And Oteil Burbridge Sit-Ins [Audio/Photos]

first_imgSetlist: String Cheese Incident | Element Music Festival | Snug Lake Amphitheatre | Princeton, BC | 8/5/2017Set One: Dirk, Cedar Laurels, How Mountain Girls Can Love, Blue Bossa, Can’t Wait Another Day > Best Feeling > Valley Of The JigSet Two: Lester Poem > Shantytown, Black And White > IIWII Reprise, Impressions* > Drums, Get Tight, Let’s Go OutsideEncore: I Know You Rider* featuring Oteil Burbridge & Fareed Haque Element Music Festival 2017 | Snug Lake Amphitheatre | Princeton, BC | Photos: Jake Sherman Over the weekend, String Cheese Incident took to Princeton, British Columbia for their take-over of Element Music Festival. The festival hosted at Snug Lake Amphitheatre was highly anticipated, tapping Oteil Burbridge as Artist-As-Large in addition to boasting six sets by the host band, the long-awaited reunion of Garaj Mahal, two sets by Steve Kimock & Friends, and performances by Genetics, Five Alarm Funk, and more. North of the American border, this year, Element made it on the map, with Americans and Canadians alike flocking to the intimate Canadian festival from August 3rd through 6th. As previously noted in a Live For Live Music interview with String Cheese’s own Michael Kang, Element Music Festival was an exciting new venture for the band. The Colorado-born group had not made it north of the United States border since the now-defunct Pemberton Festival, and Cheese had high hopes for shaping the event into one of its many Cheese-centric festival experiences like Electric Forest and Hulaween.EXCLUSIVE: Michael Kang Talks Element Music Festival, Koch Brothers, Algae, And MoreAs Kang noted, “For us, it’s definitely like charting new territory. It’s going to be interesting going back. There are definitely a lot of new fans, people who have never heard of us. . . . We put a lot of energy into wanting to have these experiences that people can come to and be like, “All right! I get it!” This is what SCI wants to do as a concert-type experience. [Events like Electric Forest, Hulaween, or Horning’s Hideout] were very intentionally curated in the way we wanted them to be done. . . . [Element Music Festival is] gonna be something that we can hopefully put into our repertoire and continue to do with our family up there.”String Cheese Incident more than delivered on their promise on curating a spectacular festival experience, one that hopefully continues to develop a community and grow in years to come. String Cheese’s own six sets saw the band in proper form and also featured sit-ins from Burbridge and Fareed Haque of Garaj Mahal, an acclaimed guitarist who has previously performed with Cheese’s Jason Hann as a rotating member of his side project Rhythmatronix, across the weekend.However, String Cheese’s own performances were by no means the only exceptional musical moments of the weekend. After breaking up following their New Year’s Eve run welcoming in 2011, the wildly diverse jazz-fusion quartet Garaj Mahal returned to the stage after a near-seven year hiatus. Other highlights of the weekend included an impromptu daytime bass set from Burbridge, Kai Eckhardt, and Bobby Vega and an intimate, late-night Grateful Dead-inspired set from Steve Kimock & Friends, which featured Steve Kimock, Burbridge, Vega, Jeff Chimenti, and Kimock’s son, John Kimock. The late-night Steve Kimock & Friends set also saw Michael Kang sit-in during a thirty-minute rendition of “Birdsong,” with the set taking place in a barn holding around 300 people under the light of the full moon.You can take a listen to the audio from String Cheese Incident’s six sets at Element Music Festival below, courtesy of Eytan Bernet. Also, don’t forget to check out photos from Jake Sherman of this magical weekend.Setlist: String Cheese Incident | Element Music Festival | Snug Lake Amphitheatre | Princeton, BC | 8/4/2017Set One: Looking Glass > Rhum N’ Zouc, Purple Strains, 45th Of November, Sweet Spot, Close Your Eyes > BelieveSet Two: Desert Dawn, Joyful Sound > Rumble, Nothing But Flowers, Pack It Up, One Step Closer, It Is What It Is > BollyMunsterEncore: Quinn, The Eskimo (The Mighty Quinn) Setlist: String Cheese Incident | Element Music Festival | Snug Lake Amphitheatre | Princeton, BC | 8/6/2017Set One: I Saw The Light, Panama Red, Moonflower, Betray The Dark, Suntan, Wake Up > Black Clouds, DealSet Two: Beautiful, Sand Dollar > Drums > Sirens, Give Me The Love, Way Back Home > Restless WindEncore: Don’t Let Go*, Good Times Around The Bend* featuring Oteil Burbridge Load remaining imageslast_img read more

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Joe Russo’s Almost Dead Pays Tribute To Tom Petty In NYC [Video]

first_img“Music Never Stopped” [Video: monihampton]Setlist: Joe Russo’s Almost Dead | Brooklyn Bowl | New York, NY | 10/5/2017Set One: Bertha -> Man Smart, Woman Smarter @ -> Ruben & Cherise > Deep Elem Blues # -> Gonesville > Lazy River Road $ (TH) > GDTRFBSet Two: Music Never Stopped % > Yazoo Street Scandal ^ (MB) -> Mississippi Half Step -> Born Crosseyed Jam -> Dark Star (Verse One) & -> Running Down A Dream Jam * -> Not Fade Away + -> Dark Star (Verse Two) -> Not Fade Away Reprise ->Stella BlueEncore: Sugar Magnolia/Sunshine Daydream @@@ – With a Tennessee Jed Tease (SM) & an “Iko Iko” (The Dixie Cups) Tease (MB)# – With “Hey Bulldog” (The Beatles) (SM) and Easy Wind Teases (Band)$ – With a “Blackbird” (The Beatles) Tease (TH), First Time Played By Almost Dead% – With a “Becky” (Benevento Russo Duo) Tease (DD) and an Unknown Tease (MB)^ – First Time Played By Almost Dead, Bob Dylan & The Band Cover from The Basement Tapes& – With a Half Step Tease (TH) & a short Let It Grow Jam* – Instrumental, incomplete version of a Tom Petty Cover (Only the “Woo Hoo” lyrics were sung), First Time Played By Almost Dead+ – With TH playing “Running Down A Dream” Lyrical Melody over the NFA changes, a “Fat Mama” (Herbie Hancock) Tease (MB) and a Dark Star Tease (TH)@@ – With a short Stella Blue Jam to end it.[Photo: Jeremy Gordon] Last night, Joe Russo’s Almost Dead kicked off their third annual Fall Ball, returning to Brooklyn Bowl in New York and expanding the event to six nights over the next two weeks. Brooklyn Bowl clearly holds a special place in the band’s history—the Brooklyn venue was the site where the group composed of Joe Russo, Marco Benevento, Tom Hamilton, Scott Metzger, and Dave Dreiwitz first convened as a Grateful Dead-inspired tribute group back in January of 2013. Last night, to kick off their triumphant return to Brooklyn Bowl as well as the first date of their fall tour, Joe Russo’s Almost Dead debuted a number of new tunes during their high-energy set, including the Grateful Dead’s “Lazy River Road” as well as debut covers by Tom Petty and Bob Dylan and The Band.Watch Joe Russo’s Almost Dead Debut Bob Dylan’s “Shelter From The Storm” [Pro-Shot]Joe Russo’s Almost Dead came out of the gates swinging with their ever-pleasing and upbeat show opener, “Bertha.” From there, the band transitioned into another spirited song, “Man Smart, Woman Smarter,” which housed tastes of “Tennessee Jed” as well as “Iko Iko”, the latter being a cover of The Dixie Cups that the Grateful Dead regularly paired with “Man Smart, Woman Smarter.” By way of “Ruben and Cherise”, the band landed in “Deep Elem Blues”, a tune whose extended jam foreshadowed some of the coming surprises of the night with its teases of “Hey Bulldog” by The Beatles and “Easy Wind” by the Band. After performing a rendition of Bob Weir’s “Gonesville”, a cover off Bob Weir’s latest solo album that Almost Dead debuted in Colorado back in the spring, the group debuted “Lazy River Road”, a Grateful Dead tune that made its debut in 1993 and was played regularly in the final two years before their final performance during the summer of ’95, which similarly housed whisps of The Beatles with its teases of “Blackbird.” Joe Russo’s Almost Dead wrapped up the first set with a punchy “Goin’ Down The Road Feeling Bad.”“Bertha” Marking the next special cover debut of the evening, Joe Russo’s Almost Dead paid tribute to Tom Petty, the iconic rock star who tragically passed away earlier in the week on Monday, by performing an instrumental jam built around his hit, “Running Down A Dream.” Appropriately, this jam built into a rendition of “Not Fade Away,” with the band more or less directly declaring that the impact that Tom Petty had will not cease just because he’s no longer living as Tom Hamilton continued to work in the melody of “Running Down A Dream” throughout the song. From there, the band finished off the second verse of “Dark Star” before landing in the reprise of “Not Fade Away” and then closing out the set with a heartfelt rendition of “Stella Blue.” To close out the first show of their six-night run at Brooklyn Bowl, the group returned with an encore of “Sugar Magnolia/Sunshine Daydream”, finishing off the night in full with a show-closing jam built around a return to “Stella Blue.”“Runnin’ Down A Dream” > “Not Fade Away” Returning after setbreak, the group opened the second set up with “The Music Never Stopped,” giving the tune the proper attention and eventually segueing into a Benevento/Russo Duo jam before transitioning into the next tune, “Yazoo Street Scandal” sung by Marco Benevento. This marked the first time Almost Dead has performed the Robbie Robertson-written tune off Bob Dylan and The Band’s collaborative 1975 album, The Basement Tapes. Following this debut cover, the band moved into a crowd-pleasing “Mississippi Half-Step”, which was thoroughly extended with a “Born Cross-eyed” jam that eventually transformed into the first verse of “Dark Star” and later referred back to “Mississippi Half-Step” ahead of a short “Let It Grow” jam.last_img read more

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