19 32 18 -1.255 -0.006 191.795 9 195.329 Lap # 18 -0.282 21Trevor BayneWood Bros Racing Ford46.843 10 19 48Jimmie JohnsonHendrick Motorsports Chevrolet47.074 191.914 38 12 16 -0.046 6 55Mark MartinMichael Waltrip Racing Toyota47.221 56Martin TruexMichael Waltrip Racing Toyota46.958 30 -0.316 -0.000 13 21 Speed 22 CarDriverTeamTime -0.090 9Marcos AmbroseRichard Petty Motorsports Ford46.696 36Dave BlaneyTommy Baldwin Racing Chevrolet47.514 28 -0.010 189.040 191.404 -0.005 27 16 36Dave BlaneyTommy Baldwin Racing Chevrolet47.396 31 188.628 -0.553 26 —.— 19 -0.364 193.340 23 6 30 -0.008 192.736 23 192.934 -0.791 9 -0.012 16 8 5Kasey KahneHendrick Motorsports Chevrolet47.099 -0.055 18 -0.240 15 32 9 20 20 -0.014 -0.846 -0.764 195.385 32 35 39Ryan NewmanStewart Haas Racing Chevrolet46.968 12 1Jamie McMurrayEarnhardt Ganassi Racing Chevrolet47.058 1Jamie McMurrayEarnhardt Ganassi Racing Chevrolet46.876 -1.134 11 -0.760 39Ryan NewmanStewart Haas Racing Chevrolet47.046 23 -1.727 88Dale Earnhardt Jr.Hendrick Motorsports Chevrolet47.021 192.402 23 192.526 192.176 13Casey MearsGermain Racing Ford47.362 191.718 -0.002 189.418 19 2 -0.642 33 24 -0.910 191.461 -1.035 29Kevin HarvickRichard Childress Racing Chevrolet46.973 31 195.712 4 -0.884 -0.072 15 13Casey MearsGermain Racing Ford47.280 17 21 12 -0.890 191.034 18 23 -0.050 20 20Matt KensethJoe Gibbs Racing Toyota46.063 17 16Greg BiffleRoush Fenway Racing Ford46.886 17 78Kurt BuschFurniture Row Racing Chevrolet47.244 16 7 190.925 18 # Laps 191.290 51Regan SmithPhoenix Racing Chevrolet46.925 -1.387 55Mark MartinMichael Waltrip Racing Toyota46.139 24Jeff GordonHendrick Motorsports Chevrolet46.777 -0.565 192.583 23 23 -Fastest -0.408 PRESEASON THUNDERSprint Cup Series testingThursday, Jan. 10 Generation-6 cars pass first testPenske, Roush walk thin lineFriday, Jan. 11Video: ‘Big One’ hits during draftJohnson shows his smartsSaturday, Jan. 12Final day, final impressionsPatrick pleased with Thunder 22 16Greg BiffleRoush Fenway Racing Ford47.026 24 16 -0.053 -0.039 —.— -0.972 -0.213 -1.623 10 191.620 14 14 14 -0.564 99Carl EdwardsRoush Fenway Racing Ford47.231 -0.077 1 20 12 22 13 23 5Kasey KahneHendrick Motorsports Chevrolet46.958 -Next 17 13 25 -0.015 19 48Jimmie JohnsonHendrick Motorsports Chevrolet47.000 18 -0.098 31 2Brad KeselowskiPenske Racing Ford47.329 51Regan SmithPhoenix Racing Chevrolet47.007 -0.020 78Kurt BuschFurniture Row Racing Chevrolet47.120 -0.857 23 191.489 -0.006 -0.099 189.889 22Joey LoganoPenske Racing Ford47.171 5 3 30 47Bobby LabonteJTG Racing Toyota47.713 -0.105 27 30 190.593 8 32 25 16 21 99Carl EdwardsRoush Fenway Racing Ford47.233 20 190.553 -1.185 11 -1.014 14 12 190.512 22 27Paul MenardRichard Childress Racing Chevrolet46.763 -0.025 -0.306 29 35 15 -0.149 191.955 24 5 30 23 28 Pos 14 -0.013 26 192.530 31Jeff BurtonRichard Childress Racing Chevrolet46.244 33 31 95Scott SpeedLeavine Family Racing Ford47.609 11 -0.671 -1.343 -0.037 23 25 190.795 -0.011 CarDriverTeamTime 17 Denny Hamlin was fastest among the 34 drivers to turn a lap in the second session of the day, clocking a 195.712 mph lap in his No. 11 JGR Toyota. Hamlin is scheduled to miss the next two days of testing at Daytona, instead opting to return to Charlotte to be with his girlfriend, Jordan Fish, who is expecting the couple’s first child.Hamlin’s new teammate Matt Kenseth, who logged the fastest lap in the day’s first session, was second fastest at 195.385, followed by fellow Gibbs driver Kyle Busch (195.329) in third.The day concluded the first on-track activity in the new year for the sixth generation of Sprint Cup Series cars, which will make their competition debut next month on the 2.5-mile track.Danica Patrick, who begins her first full-time season at NASCAR’s highest level in 2013, was seventh-fastest at 192.934. Defending Sprint Cup Series champion Brad Keselowski ranked 31st-fastest out of 34 cars in both sessions. His Penske Racing Ford was more than 5 mph off Hamlin’s pace in the second session. The second day of the three-day test is scheduled Friday with a three-hour morning stint and a four-hour afternoon session. 43Aric AlmirolaRichard Petty Motorsports Ford47.333 191.599 20 24 26 -1.247 -0.027 33 9 -0.006 13 23 18 190.026 23 192.757 11Denny HamlinJoe Gibbs Racing Toyota47.256 13 —.— 7 18Kyle BuschJoe Gibbs Racing Toyota46.790 22 3 191.771 192.489 11 -0.017 22 15 14Tony StewartStewart Haas Racing Chevrolet47.015 -0.662 11 192.143 26 32 31Jeff BurtonRichard Childress Racing Chevrolet46.747 7 191.383 14Tony StewartStewart Haas Racing Chevrolet47.112 191.253 24 24 42Juan Pablo MontoyaEarnhardt Ganassi Racing Chevrolet46.832 19 Lap # -0.982 21Trevor BayneWood Bros Racing Ford47.049 -0.016 17 -0.258 -0.540 15 15 -0.099 DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. — Joe Gibbs Racing drivers showed early strength in the opening day of NASCAR Preseason Thunder testing Thursday at Daytona International Speedway, sweeping the top three spots as speeds picked up in the afternoon session. 14 14 191.428 195.063 35 -0.355 29 -0.760 28 -0.383 19 2Brad KeselowskiPenske Racing Ford47.451 -0.358 14 190.452 27 10Danica PatrickStewart Haas Racing Chevrolet46.733 -0.972 191.266 -0.034 190.010 -0.770 33Austin DillonRichard Childress Racing Chevrolet46.961 -0.010 -0.005 15Clint BowyerMichael Waltrip Racing Toyota46.750 -0.029 38Josh WiseFront Row Motorsports Ford47.366 23 7 10 191.087 -0.004 -0.010 -0.012 19 95Scott SpeedLeavine Family Racing Ford48.131 26 191.188 15 23 3 -0.013 -0.153 23 20 19 -0.335 -0.448 27 27 -0.077 191.996 16 -0.091 NASCAR Preseason Thunder — Practice 2 resultsThursday, Jan. 10 -Fastest -1.294 21 # Laps -0.367 -0.900 47Bobby LabonteJTG Racing Toyota48.078 -0.019 34 -1.029 -0.056 29Kevin HarvickRichard Childress Racing Chevrolet46.870 -0.050 -0.006 27Paul MenardRichard Childress Racing Chevrolet46.550 34 -0.033 15 191.302 43Aric AlmirolaRichard Petty Motorsports Ford46.756 -0.098 NASCAR Preseason Thunder — Practice 1 resultsThursday, Jan. 10 -0.012 -0.063 194.620 190.355 -0.021 -0.003 -Next 191.002 19 -0.063 15 191.661 9Marcos AmbroseRichard Petty Motorsports Ford46.746 -1.440 -0.003 -0.270 -0.530 38Josh WiseFront Row Motorsports Ford47.221 -0.421 -0.008 21 88Dale Earnhardt Jr.Hendrick Motorsports Chevrolet47.139 -0.714 31 -0.939 15Clint BowyerMichael Waltrip Racing Toyota46.840 1 -0.016 190.545 190.593 17 -0.027 32 -0.082 33 22Joey LoganoPenske Racing Ford47.229 192.131 9 10Danica PatrickStewart Haas Racing Chevrolet46.648 -0.538 2 —.— 24 18Kyle BuschJoe Gibbs Racing Toyota46.076 5 5 186.990 Kenseth, Hamlin top charts in Preseason Thunder practice 18 12 -0.051 24 -0.253 22 -0.675 26 -0.049 -0.823 -0.027 Speed -0.013 22 -0.004 -0.104 190.142 189.853 -0.067 16 22 14 24Jeff GordonHendrick Motorsports Chevrolet46.931 42Juan Pablo MontoyaEarnhardt Ganassi Racing Chevrolet46.944 20Matt KensethJoe Gibbs Racing Toyota46.691 56Martin TruexMichael Waltrip Racing Toyota47.055 25 23 17Ricky Stenhouse Jr.Roush Fenway Racing Ford47.241 190.561 5 21 192.020 -0.039 -1.410 Pos 17Ricky Stenhouse Jr.Roush Fenway Racing Ford47.405 33Austin DillonRichard Childress Racing Chevrolet46.896 30 -0.077 8 190.500 -0.013 17 189.669 11Denny HamlinJoe Gibbs Racing Toyota45.986 15 190.158 192.460 24 192.513 12 -1.235 18 192.349 23 4 -0.032 187.196 191.648 14 -0.029 -0.564 33 191.661 19 -0.042 7 20 16
Check out the full tour schedule below and head to the band’s website for tickets now.Flow Tribe Spring To Summer Tour Dates5/20 — Gramercy Theatre- New York NY *5/21 — Iron Works- Buffalo NY5/22 — Marion Court Room- Lancaster PA5/25 — The Broadberry- Richmond VA5/26 — The Riverjam Series- Charlotte NC5/28 — Hometown Holidays Music Festival- Rockville MD6/01 — The Hamilton- Washington D.C.6/02 — The State Theatre- Culpepper VA6/03 — Michael Arnone’s Crawfish Festival- Sussex NJ6/04 — Blue Side- Frederick MD6/12 — Southern Sportsman’s Festival – Westwego LA6/16 — Riverbend Festival- Chattanooga TN6/17 — Levitt Shell- Memphis TN6/23 — Lava Cantina – Baton Rouge LA6/24 — Duling Hall – Jackson MS6/25 — Vinyl Music Hall – Pensacola FL6/26 — Kitchen & Music House – Tallahassee FL6/28 — AJ’s – Destin, FL6/25 — Vinyl Music Hall – Pensacola FL6/26 — Kitchen & Music House – Tallahassee FL6/28 — AJ’s – Destin FL6/29 — TBD6/30 — Funky Biscuit – Boca Raton FL7/1 – 7/3 — The Green Parrot – Key West FL* w/ RIPE The New Orleans backbone cracking band Flow Tribe has announced a extensive Spring to Summer tour run. The group will make their way up down the east coast this May through July, including appearances at Michael Arnone’s Crawfish Festival, Hometown Holidays Music Festival and a throwdown at the Gramercy Theatre in New York, NY with RIPE on 5/20.
With the new Phish album Big Boat due out tomorrow, the band’s members Trey Anastasio and Page McConnell spoke to the Wall Street Journal about the new release and more. The two talk about how producer Bob Ezrin was instrumental in bringing out the material that comprised Big Boat, as he was unafraid to speak his mind in the democracy of Phish.“He pushed us to go as personal, with as much emotional depth, as possible,” says McConnell. “Collectively, that has not been our strong suit, and it was a good change.” Anastasio cites “Miss You” as an example, which was written about his sister who passed away in 2009.“I was literally looking at my sister’s picture, and those words just came tumbling out,” says Anastasio. “Some of the lines were an attempt to speak for my parents and their experience. But as direct as it was, I hope that people think about their own lives when they hear the song. I believe that the more specifically a songwriter writes, the more universal the sentiment becomes, and I hope that happens here.”The interview also talks about the song “Things People Do,” which was noticeably more lo-fi on the album than all of the other tracks. The rendition was recorded on McConnell’s iPhone while sitting over a Wurlitzer piano, and the band agreed that this was the best rendition compared to anything they had recorded.Trey also reflects on where Phish has been in the feature, and where the band is going.“Phish Phase One started when we were 18 and just wanted to make music… Then we went great guns like we were never going to stop, and the race car smashed into the wall. Phase Two started in 2009 as a new cycle, with different management and structure, and we feel very lucky to have arrived at this very comfortable, very professional place.” He continues, talking about his experience with Fare Thee Well. “I stood on stage looking at 80,000 people vibrating, and old friends hugging, and I was just overcome,” he says. “It’s so much bigger than the band, and we respect that. I think you will see us slow down and do some different things over the next two years.”What do those different things entail? Only time will tell. Phish’s fall tour kicks off on October 14th and runs through Halloween night in Las Vegas.
Get ready for another dose of couch tour, Phish fans! The band have just announced that they’ll be webcasting this weekend’s shows from Alpharetta, GA. The shows, which will take place on Friday, October 21st and Saturday, October 22nd, will take place at the Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre at Encore Park, and both shows will be available to to purchase via LivePhish.com.As usual, there will be SD and HD formats offered, with a two-night pass available at a slight discount. You’ll also be able to watch each webcast for 24 hours after the show ends, giving you ample time to get into the groove in the confines of your home. More details on the webcasts, including information on how top purchase, can be found at this link.
Good guy Eddie Vedder was up to it again, this time choosing to celebrate Christmas by helping out a family in need. The story began with a mother’s plea to Craigslist for help, as her family of six children was facing eviction in Maryland. The story went viral when the Washington Post covered it, encouraging readers to help this woman not only keep her home but buy presents for her children as well.Fortunately, Mr. Vedder saw the article and decided to help, sending the woman $10,000 to face her tragic situation. Said Vedder, “There were years there were toys from Santa, but they were used and they came from garage sales and they didn’t always work.” He also mentioned wanting to provide a “tourniquet” to help the family gain some stability.The Washington Post follow-up article captures the family’s excitement on Christmas morning, though does take note of their long-term struggles. Hopefully stories like these will help Americans realize how hard life is in poverty.
Slightly Stoopid has taken their “stoner rock” label to a new level, creating the first ever vinyl record composed entirely of hash. The one-of-a-kind concept was created for a limited edition release of the band’s single “Dabbington,” and created by manager Jon Philips.In an interview with Consequence of Sound, Philips explains that the idea was to combine “two old-school vintage mediums.” He explains that the record is more of an art piece than something you’d listen to, and hopes that something like this will ultimately help support the measures for cannabis legalization in America.They’ve already made two prototypes so far, though the first was ultimately smoked by Philips’ office mates and the second had questionable audio quality. Supposing they get the hash record right on the third try, they’ll auction the piece off to the highest bidder. Apparently making a record out of hash causes thousands of dollars, much more expensive than your average dime bag of weed.“It’s not something you’re going to plop on your turntable over and over again,” says Philips. “For now, this is an art piece.”Check out Slightly Stoopid’s hash-infused song “Dabbington” in the player below.
This year marks the 40th anniversary of the Grateful Dead‘s 1977 concert film The Grateful Dead Movie. In celebration, Deadheads will gather in cinemas nationwide for a fan meet up on April 20th for a very special Fathom Events screening.Co-directed by Jerry Garcia and Leon Gast, The Grateful Dead Movie concert film features live performances from the October 1974 5-night run at San Francisco’s iconic Winterland held during the band’s so-called “retirement” prior to taking a two-year sabbatical.Before the show, audiences will get exclusive access to a special mini-documentary featuring fans reminiscing about the most famous Grateful Dead show of all time, which took place 40 years ago, on May 8, 1977, at Barton Hall at Cornell University. The Cornell showing comes in anticipation of the upcoming 11-disc box set Get Shown the Light – due to come out May 5, 2017.Additionally, the Meet-Up event will also screen exclusive clips from the Long Strange Trip documentary, which was debuted at Sundance and is set to hit Amazon TBD in May, 2017.“Grateful Dead fans across the country share a special connection with each other and with their favorite band,” Fathom Events CEO John Rubey said in a statement. “Gathering these dedicated fans together to experience exciting content from their favorite artists is at the core of what we do, and this event is a great example of that.”For information on tickets for the Grateful Dead Movie 40th Anniversary celebration, head to the Fathom Events website. Watch the trailer below:[via Rolling Stone]
Yesterday, James Murphy posted on LCD Soundystem‘s Facebook that the band would release two new songs at exactly midnight. “call the police” and “american dream” are now available for listen on all “the digital things that people use now on their devices.” The two new songs mark LCD Soundsystem’s first release of new music since 2010, though the songs made their live debut several weeks ago during a five night residency at the new Brooklyn Steel in NYC.Listen to “call the police” and “american dream” below:In the same post from yesterday, James Murphy provides an update on the forthcoming album’s status, which he says will happen as soon as he’s able to “finish last mix > get to bob to master > get masters to pressing plant” so that a record can be produced as vinyl. “I insist that there is vinyl on the day it’s released (because… well… because i’m an old person),” he writes.The LCD frontman also says that there is a “LOT” of new music, and that it will be released as a “double A side.” The band will bring this new music on the road eventually, but no concrete plans have been made. Read Murphy’s full, honest update below:The band will bring their futuristic drum circle to the storied Studio 8H at New York City’s 30 Rockefeller Plaza to serve as the musical guests for Saturday Night Live’s May 6th episode.
Saturday Night Live this weekend started with a bang, with Alec Baldwin taking on his infamous impersonation of President Donald Trump to start the show’s cold open. Baldwin’s Trump was seated at a grand piano, and began the show with a rendition of Leonard Cohen’s famous song, “Hallelujah.” Throughout the short clip, other members of Trump’s team emerged to join him for the number—namely, Kate McKinnon as Kellyanne Conway, Beck Bennett as Vice President Mike Pence, Mikey Day and Alex Moffat as Eric Trump and Donald Trump Jr., Aidy Bryant as Sarah Sanders, Cecily Strong as Melania Trump, Scarlett Johansson as Ivanka Trump, and, of course, the Grim Reaper.Watch LCD Soundsystem Perform Two New Songs On Saturday Night LiveThis is not the first time that Cohen’s iconic song has been covered on Saturday Night Live. Saturday’s night cover of “Hallelujah” harkens back to McKinnon’s impersonation of Hillary Clinton, when days after the election, she performed a mournful straight rendition of the song. The tone of this weekend’s cover was inherently different than the November rendition with Clinton, with sly references poking fun at the controversy currently surrounding the Trump administration embedded through out the three-minute-long song. In reference to this and the Trump’s denial of any wrongdoing, the song ended with Baldwin’s Donald Trump issuing a statement to the crowd. “I’m not giving up because I did not do anything wrong. I can’t speak for these people,” Baldwin’s Trump announced, gesturing to the surprised-looking group of his political team gathered behind him around the grand piano.Saturday Night Live Targets EDM Fans With This “When Will The Bass Drop” SkitYou can watch Alec Baldwin as President and the gang consisting of Conway, Pence, Sanders, and Trump’s family tackle Leonard Cohen’s “Hallelujah” below, courtesy of Saturday Night Live.