Weekly Roundup

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Happy Monday folks. It was a big Fourth of July weekend for live music this year, with both High Sierra and Rothbury turning out excellent festivals as expected. The headlines are screaming about the half Phish reunion that occurred at Rothbury, as Trey was joined by Mike for three acoustic songs — “Backwards Down the Number Line” and “Alaska” were new ones, and “Chalkdust Torture” stole the show. I’m eagerly awaiting the upload on that set to see what all the news fuss is about.

Read on for our posts from the past week and a link to the new NPR live concert webcast announcement…

  • Pearl Jam | Madison Square Garden, New York 6/25/08
    Photo by El Mariachi 94 Just what is it about Madison Square Garden that makes it so special? I heard someone pose this question the other day, and it got me thinking. After all, it is just a basketball…
  • Groundation | Outback Lounge, Charlottesville, VA 6/25/08
    All photos by Mike aka swanny0586 Editor’s Note: This is a guest post from a work friend of mine, Mike S, who has been expressing some interest in LMB for a while. Mike caught a great reggae show in…
  • Thievery Corporation, TV on the Radio @ Merriweather Post Pavilion 6/28/08
    Almost every live music fan I know has one or two venues that hold some sort of special importance to them, a place where an unforgettable show was witnessed or so many shows have been attended that the place becomes…
  • Wetlands Preserved Doc on Sundance Channel
    Anyone with access to the Sundance Channel should point their remotes there this week as they premier Dean Budnick’s documentary on the rise and fall of one of the jam scene’s most important locations, Wetlands Preserve. Budnick, co-creator of…
  • Nylon Music Tour @ House of Blues, Chicago 6/12/08
    It had been a while since I had heard the She Wants Revenge song, “Tear You Apart.” Not until the jukebox at the bowling alley (of all places) played it a few weeks ago. I really only knew that song…
  • The Union Forever | Wetlands Preserved
    Yesterday I plugged a documentary airing on the Sundance Channel, Wetlands Preserved. I’ve been exchanging emails with the producer and director about the film, and he agreed to answer some questions. Dean Budnick is a name all jam fans…
  • Wicker Park Fest | Lineup, Schedule and Highlights
    As I’ve mentioned before, the country is laden with some incredible street festivals and neighborhood parties. Of all the wonderful cities in the U S of A, Chicago may hold the belt for the range and number of its neighborhood…
  • Rothbury Festival | Webcasts and Prep Photos
    photo by Derek Reminder time. The inaugural Rothbury Festival kicks off this weekend up in Rothbury, Michigan. iClips.net is once again coming through with some webcasts from the weekend’s activities. And man, it really takes a lot of hard…
  • Apollo Sunshine, Big Light @ 12 Galaxies, San Francisco 6/26/08
    It’s been a busy week at work for me, so apologize for not being around on the site much lately. I’m psyched because I finally got my photos uploaded from a busy end of last week for me, and…
  • Phish Friday | The 4th of Jiboo
    Happy Independence Day from Live Music Blog! It’s hard to believe that 8 years ago today I was seeing Phish at the E Centre in Camden, NJ, celebrating what was probably my favorite 4th of July as an “adult”…

Finally, tonight will be a work day for many, but we have the new NPR All Things Considered concert webcast with Fleet Foxes to look forward to. It’s tonight at 10pm EST, so tune in and turn on…

  • aaron

    Big Light is opening for SURPRISE ME MR DAVIS (The Slip featuring Nathan Moore) tonight at SPACELAND in Los Angeles.

    Come on out everyone!

  • aaron

    Big Light is opening for SURPRISE ME MR DAVIS (The Slip featuring Nathan Moore) tonight at SPACELAND in Los Angeles.

    Come on out everyone!