Up-and-coming L.A. funk trio Organ Freeman continues to make moves, as the band keeps things funky and will soon appear at Brooklyn Comes Alive. Today, the band has been announced as support for TAUK, playing a hometown show at The Roxy in Hollywood, CA. These two instrumental fusion groups are guaranteed to throw it down when they get together on November 4th.With a new album out in just a couple weeks, TAUK’s uniquely instrumental brand of progressive funk fusion had earned them a great reputation. Their live shows are downright infectious, and the energy of new music is sure to translate into great playing! When you combine that energy with the all-out funk jamming of Organ Freeman, it’s a sure fire recipe for success.You can’t help but grin when you hear that a band is named Organ Freeman. That grin turns into an all-out smile when you listen to their music, a soulful-yet-peppy blend of instrumental jazz fusion that takes no prisoners. It’s some serious toe-tapping jives, fueled by the trio hard at work: guitarist Erik Carlson, drummer Rob Humphreys and organist Trevor Steer.Check out all of the information about the show in the artwork below, and get tickets here.
48 glorious years ago today, the Grateful Dead took the stage at New York City’s Fillmore East for the final time.The Dead were no strangers to creating magical moments at the Fillmore East, which at that time was being booked and operated by Bill Graham. Just two nights prior on April 27th, the Dead welcomed members of The Beach Boys to the stage to help play on a mix of songs during the second set. On this night, the Dead needed no special guests to get the intimate venue rocking with two sets of music filled with songs from their then-new studio albums, 1970’s Workingman’s Dead and American Beauty.The band started their lengthy performance with high-energy renditions of “Truckin’” and “Bertha”, followed by “It Hurts Me Too”. The first set would go on to be filled with early-Dead live favorites, including “Cumberland Blues”, “Me and My Uncle”, a 12-minute “Bird Song”, “Playing In The Band”, and “Casey Jones”. The highlight of the first set was the band’s nearly eight-minute performance of “Ripple”.The second half of the show was filled with just as many fan-favorites from the band’s live catalog, including “Morning Dew”, “Sugar Magnolia”, and a cover of “I Second That Emotion”, which they’d played during a handful of shows in April of that year. Other songs that made it into the second half of the show included “Alligator”, “Cold Rain And Snow”, “China Cat Sunflower” into “I Know You Rider”, “Greatest Story Ever Told” (a Bob Weir solo tune which would appear on his debut studio album the following year), and the band’s cover of Chuck Berry‘s “Johnny B. Goode”. The three-song encore consisted of “Uncle John’s Band”, finally closing with “And We Bid You Goodnight”.Fans can relive the band’s 1971 performance via the audio player below. If fans listen closely, they’ll hear Bill Graham making a few surprise trips to the microphone throughout the show.Grateful Dead – The Fillmore East – 4/29/1971[Audio: Jonathan Aizen]Some of the songs recorded throughout the night were included on the band’s 2000 compilation, Ladies and Gentlemen… the Grateful Dead, which featured a mix of recordings captured during the band’s final Filmore East run on April 25th-29th, 1971.Setlist: Grateful Dead | The Fillmore East | New York, NY | 4/29/71Set One: Truckin’, Bertha, It Hurts Me Too (Traditional cover), Cumberland Blues > Me and My Uncle (The Mamas and the Papas cover), Bird Song, Playing In The Band, Loser, Dark Hollow (Bill Browning cover), Hard To Handle, Ripple, Me And Bobby McGee, Casey JonesSet Two: Morning Dew (Bonnie Dobson cover), New Minglewood Blues (Noah Lewis cover), Sugar Magnolia, Black Peter, Beat It On Down The Line (Jesse Fuller cover), I Second That Emotion (The Miracles cover), Alligator > Drums > Alligator > Goin’ Down The Road Feeling Bad (Traditional cover) > Cold Rain And Snow (Traditional cover) > China Cat Sunflower > I Know You Rider (Traditional cover), Greatest Story Ever Told > Johnny B. Goode (Chuck Berry cover)Encore: Uncle John’s Band, In The Midnight Hour (Wilson Pickett cover), And We Bid You Good Night (Traditional cover)