“I’m gonna apologize right now, we’re doing all new songs tonight,” Gov’t Mule frontman Warren Haynes said before the bluesy opening notes of “Sarah, Surrender.” That track, along with the rest of the Southern rock outfit’s six-song set, was pulled from this year’s Revolution Come… Revolution Go, their 10th studio LP set for a June 9th release via Fantasy Records.
For two hours, allow us to invite you to stop streaming Coachella performances and press pause on the new Kendrick album. Believe it or not, there is more music out there to digest and we’re confident you’ll like what we’ve got to offer. From an epic new piece of music from Kamasi Washington to yet another Mavis Staples-Arcade Fire collaboration, we’ve got some ground to cover tonight. Our New Music Show starts at 8pm, our line-up also includes some familiar favorites.
Legendary southern rockers Gov’t Mule have quite a few festival dates booked for the summer, but they’ve managed to squeeze in a stop at the Tower Theater on May 19th beforehand. Tickets go on sale Friday, March 10th and will be available via the XPN Concert Calendar.
World Cafe Live welcomes aggressive indie folk outfit Brethren to its stage tonight. The Lancaster, PA natives released their latest single “There’s No Use” at the end of September. The track is just as pretty as it is melancholic but it works. Its harmonies and guitar melodies bring to mind the smooth sounds of the Beach Boys. Stream it below and get tickets here.
Gov’t Mule have announced two shows at the Tower Theatre on Friday, December 27th and Saturday, December 28th with special guests Soulive. Tickets go on sale Friday, October 4th. Go here for tickets and more information. Guitarist and singer Warren Haynes and the Mule have just released a new double album, Shout. The first disc is a collection of new material and Shout’s second disc includes Elvis Costello, Steve Winwood, Ben Harper, Dave Matthews, Dr. John, Toots Hibbert, Grace Potter, and Jim James, who each recorded an alternate vocal performance of one of the first disc’s new Gov’t Mule tunes. Below, listen to Gov’t Mule’s version of “World Boss” and Ben Harper’s alternative take on the song.
The Allman Brothers have expanded the eclectic line-up for their Peach Music Festival with the addition of local post-rockers Lotus, jam band royalty Gov’t Mule. surfer-songwriter Donavon Frankenreiter. Karl Denson’s Tiny Universe, Floodwood, Greensky Bluegrass, Dopapod, Royal Southern Brotherhood, Tauk, Giant Panda Guerilla Dub Squad, Cabinet, MIZ and Bill Evan’s Soulgrass round out the list of new acts. Go here to check out the full line-up and watch Lotus play “Age of Inexperience” live at Red Rocks below. Tickets and information for the August 15-18 festival at the Toyota Pavilion at Montage Mountain can be found here.
On October 16th Gov’t Mule is releasing the first installment in their Bootleg Series. The Georgia Bootleg Box is a 6-disc, 65 track set capturing a 3-night run from Georgia in 1996 recorded live at The Georgia Theater in Athens on 4/11, The Roxy in Atlanta on 4/12 and Elizabeth Reed Music Hall in Macon on 4/13. Warren Haynes and the band play the Tower Theatre on Friday, December 28th and Saturday, December 29th. Tickets to both shows go on sale this Friday, August 18th at 10 AM here. Below, listen to “Blind Man In The Dark” from the forthcoming Georgia Bootleg Box on Evil Teen Records.
On November 25th, 1976 over a dozen of the era’s most influential musicians gathered at the Winterland Ballroom in San Francisco to bid farewell to The Band. With filmmaker Martin Scorsese on hand, along with Bob Dylan, Neil Young, Emmylou Harris, Joni Mitchell, Dr. John, The Staple Singers and so many more, The Last Waltz became an epic music documentary classic and, in some circles, as synonymous with Thanksgiving as “Alice’s Restaurant.”
With this month marking the concert’s 40th anniversary, Warren Haynes has curated a tribute band that will make the rounds early next year, stopping at Verizon Hall inside the Kimmel Center on January 29th. The Allman Brothers Band and Gov’t Mule guitarist will be joined by co-curator Don Was, along with keyboardist John Medeski, drummer Terence Higgins, singer Michael McDonald, country musician Jamey Johnson, and more to be announced.