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The Roots at Bear Creek Music Festival 2013

The Roots - Bear Creek Music Festivla 2013

The Roots – November 16, 2013
Live Oak, FL @ Big IV Stage – Bear Creek Music Festival

Introduction by Bee Getz

The Roots - Bear Creek Music Festival 2013

The Roots – November 16, 2013 (Part 1 of 3)
Live Oak, FL @ Big IV Stage – Bear Creek Music Festival

Hand Clapping Song [The Meters cover] > The Fire > Please Don’t Go > Get Busy > Jungle Boogie [Kool & The Gang cover] > Drums & Percussion > Jungle Boogie coda [Kool & The Gang cover], Table of Contents Part 1, Step Into The Realm > What They Do

Captain Kirk Douglas - Bear Creek Music Festival 2013

The Roots – November 16, 2013 (Part 2 of 3)
Live Oak, FL @ Big IV Stage – Bear Creek Music Festival

Who Are You & Who is Your Crew? > Break You Off > You Got Me Intro > You Got Me > Captain Kirk Douglas guitar solo > Shame On You > Love To Love You Baby > Spottieottiedopaliscious > Shame On You > You Got Me > Sweet Child O’ Mine [Guns N Roses cover] > Bad To The Bone [Bo Diddley cover] > Who Do You Love > You Got Me > Immigrant Song [Led Zeppelin cover] > Welcome To Jamrock [Damian "Jr. Gong" Marley cover] > You Got Me

Black Thought - Bear Creek Music Festival 2013

The Roots – November 16, 2013 (Part 3 of 3)
Live Oak, FL @ Big IV Stage – Bear Creek Music Festival

Thought @ Work > How I Got Over > Here I Come > The Seed 2.0 > Move On Up [Curtis Mayfield cover] > Men @ Work [Kool G Rap cover] > Outro

Words by Bee Getz:

As a child, I would watch Michael Jackson’s “Man in the Mirror” video and wonder why people would be so overcome with emotion that they would cry hysterically, faint and be carried out of the crowd lifelessly. That mystery was solved, twenty-five years later; when the ‘Legendary Roots Krewe from Philly’ obliterated Bear Creek’s Amphitheater Stage. After living out a dream (thanks to festival curator Paul Levine, who arranged for me to bring my hometown heroes onstage), I assumed the position riding the rail directly in front of emcee Black Thought. The entire Amphitheater was packed to the gills, people were screaming the band’s name with a vehemence! Ahmir ?uestlove Thompson led ‘The Illa-Fifth Dynamite Foundation’ as they launched into a gargantuan run of classics; “Table of Contents” gave way to “Next Movement,” ‘Hot Hot Music’ filled the dank air. The following seventy-five minutes was a whirlwind of unparalleled hip-hop fury: Capt. Kirk, Kamal Gray, Knuckles, Tuba Gooding Jr., Ray Angry and Mark Kelley followed their leaders thru the swamp and beyond. Roots chestnuts like “Proceed,” “Step into a New Realm” and “Mellow My Man” were delivered with vigor, the songs and style fresh to def.

See Black Thought on tha red carpet, steppin’ outta spaceships
Wit’ a glass of Chiraz, and two ‘around-the-way’ chicks!
©Black Thought of The Roots

The Roots - Bear Creek Music Festival 2013

A cauldron of my personal favorites was set ablaze; “Thought@Work”(with the “Apache” breakbeat and Beatles “Hey Bulldog” lick taboot!), the iconic Kool G Rap tune “Men at Work,” a jungle-infused “You Got Me,” Jr. Gong‘s “Welcome to Jamrock” and a ‘Fantastic’ excursion through “How I Got Over,” “Here I Come” > “The Seed 2.0” > “Move On Up” > “The Seed 2.0.” Yet it was during the undeniable Game Theory banger “Get Busy” that Riq Gz, aka “Black General Two-Fi’teen” (that’s Name, Rank, & Serial) asserted himself as the greatest emcee in the game, while simultaneously breaking down ‘The Concept’ of The Legendary Roots Krewe with one severely ill opening verse:

My squad half-Mandrill, half-Mandela
My band ‘bout seventy strong, just like Fela
We part Melle Mel, part Van Halen
And we represent Illadelph, where we still rebellin’!
©Black Thought of The Roots.

Legendary as advertised. Indeed, this writer is from Philadelphia; but please don’t get it twisted, this was fucking nuclear! The Roots headlining set on Saturday night is immediately on the short-list for greatest in the festival’s storied history.

The Roots - Bear Creek Music Festival 2013

Black Thought – MC
Questlove – drums
Frank Knuckles – percussion
Captain Kirk Douglas – guitar, vocals
Damon “Tuba Gooding Jr.” Bryson – sousaphone
Mark Kelley – bass
Kamal Gray – keys
Ray Angry – keys

AUDIO: Schoeps mk21/cmc6 > Sound Devices 788 by Steve Bazley
VIDEO 1: Canon G20 by FunkItBlog
VIDEO 2: Canon Vixia HF21 by FunkItBlog
VIDEO 3: Canon HF100 by Michael Allen

FULL AUDIO DOWNLOAD IN FLAC FORMAT: TORRENT or MEGA

VIDEOS: Dumpstaphunk with Freekbass 10/24/13 – Louisville, KY @ Headliners

Dumpstaphunk in Louisville

Dumpstaphunk – October 24, 2013
Louisville, KY @ Headliners (Part 1 of 3)

Fight The Power [Isley Bros. cover] (with Freekbass), Funk With A Capital “G” [Quazar cover], My Freedom, Put It In The Dumpsta

Dumpstaphunk – October 24, 2013
Louisville, KY @ Headliners (Part 2 of 3)

Lt. Dan > Drum solo > Money Maker [Ludacris] > Public Service Announcement [Jay-Z] > Vivrant Thing [Q-tip] > Immigrant Song [Led Zeppelin]

Dumpstaphunk – October 24, 2013
Louisville, KY @ Headliners (Part 3 of 3)

Paper Chasing Britney (inc. Shine It On > You Can Make It If You Try [Sly Stone cover])

VIDEO 1: Canon G20
VIDEO 2: Canon Vixia HF21
VIDEO 3: Canon T3i Rebel
VIDEO 4: iPhone 5 (Put It In The Dumpsta)
AUDIO: Sony ECM-MS908C > Canon Vixia HF21

Full Setlist:
01. Water [Graham Central Station cover]
02. Dirty Word
03. Funk With A Capital “G” [Quazar cover]
04. They Don’t Care
05. Everybody Want Sum
06. Paper Chasing Britney (inc. Shine It On > You Can Make It If You Try [Sly Stone cover])
07. Blueswave
08. Put It In The Dumpsta
09. Reality of the Situation
10. Lt. Dan > Drum solo > Money Maker [Ludacris] > Public Service Announcement [Jay-Z] > Vivrant Thing [Q-tip] > Immigrant Song [Led Zeppelin]
11. My Freedom
12. Dancing To The Truth
Encore:
13. Fight The Power [Isley Bros. cover] (with Freekbass)

MoJoFlo – October 24, 2013
Louisville, KY @ Headliners

Sho Would:

Tony Hall - Bass In Your Face

Nigel Hall Band + Galactic with David Shaw – Indianapolis, IN @ The Vogue Theater 4/4/13

On a recent Thursday night, I headed up to Indianapolis to one of my favorite venues in the region, The Vogue Theater (look for more videos in a few months after I catch Mos Def at this venue!)

Nigel Hall Band

The opening act was the Nigel Hall Band, which featured Adam “Shmeeans” Smirnoff and Erick “Jesus” Coomes (from Lettuce) and Jermal Watson (from The Dirty Dozen Brass Band). I walked in and got set up a few minutes late, but you can watch most of the set right here.

Nigel Hall Band
April 3, 2013 Indianapolis, IN @ The Vogue:
Too Sweet, Hang It Up, Yes We Can [Allen Toussaint] > Lay-Away [The Isley Brothers], I Can’t Stand The Rain [Ann Peebles cover], Give Me A Sign, (beginning cut) Before I Let Go [Maze cover], Don’t Change For Me > A Message From The Meters [The Meters cover] >Don’t Change For Me, Never Gonna Let You Go

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Galactic never disappoints. This evening they brought vocalist David Shaw (from The Revivalists) and they pulled out several interesting covers. Below you’ll find an edited video with the most interesting covers, and below that you’ll find the complete two hour set in 2 parts. If you’re unfamiliar with David Shaw or The Revivalists just look below for a few videos from Fiyawerx Productions annual Jazz Fest parties.

Galactic with David Shaw (of The Revivalists)
April 4, 2013 Indianapolis, IN @ The Vogue:
I Am The Walrus (The Beatles cover), I Got Your Money (Ol’ Dirty Bastard cover), Ain’t No Love In The Heart Of The City (Bobby Bland cover), When The Levee Breaks (Led Zeppelin cover)

Galactic with David Shaw (of The Revivalists)
April 4, 2013 Indianapolis, IN @ The Vogue:
Part 1 of 2:
Karate, Balkan Wedding, Hey Na Na (with David Shaw), Ain’t No Love In The Heart Of The City (with David Shaw), You Don’t Know (with David Shaw), Bongo Joe, Keep Steppin’, I Am The Walrus (with David Shaw), Heart of Steel (with David Shaw), Funky Bird, Go-Go

Galactic with David Shaw (of The Revivalists)
April 4, 2013 Indianapolis, IN @ The Vogue:
Part 2 of 2:
I Used To Love Her, Boban, From The Corner To The Block > I Got Your Money (with David Shaw), Garbage Truck, Ooh Nah Nay (inc. bass solo & drum solo)
Encore:
Does It Really Make A Difference (with David Shaw), When The Levee Breaks (with David Shaw)

Galactic

The Revivalists
May 4, 2012 New Orleans, LA @ Storyville Hotel – Fiyawerx Party
Catching Fireflies

The Revivalists
May 7, 2011 New Orleans, LA @ Race & Religious House – Fiyawerx Party