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Besides being an avid concert-goer, currently working at Fox Sports and serving as co-editor / writer for LIVE music blog, while living in Santa Monica. Tweets @phortin.
How many shows have you gone to that feature an ugly sweater contest
Very late Monday night, iTunes released the entire tracklist for Phish's 13th studio album 'Big Boat' (due 10/7) along with the option to buy the first single "Breath and Burning." The 13 tracks were listed for less than twenty minutes and already fans are discussing why "Mercury" and "Let's Go" weren't included and if "Asshanded" would be a secret...
Last night Spin Cycle Presents produced one helluva jam session in Santa Monica, CA. It featured some of the community's finest musicians in an intimate 80-100 person venue aptly named TRiP. Marcus Rezak called this project Cosmik Playground Superjam and it lived up to that billing. Arthur Barrow (Zappa), Jason Hann (SCI), Joel Cummins (Umphreys), Marcus Rezak (Stratosphere All-Stars,...
Psychedelic-jam-rockers, Shaky Feelin’ just announced the official release date for their sophomore album, INSIDER MIND as February 27th. The 11-track album will be celebrated with an official Album Release Party at The Crest Theatre in Westwood, CA that same night. It’s a big weekend for the Ventura quintet as they look to follow-up 2013’s The Real Picture with a...
Back in October word leaked that James Murphy was getting LCD Soundsystem back together for a few Coachella performances. It was quickly dismissed by DFA Records and not much was heard of since. Until yesterday when Coachella announced their 2016 lineup with LCD headlining on April 15th and 22nd. Today, James Murphy has followed up with a personal letter to...
I'm ready to declare a winner in November for my 'Album of the Year.' Khruangbin's debut release The Universe Smiles Upon You is one of the catchiest, soothing, soul searching, slow-mo funk albums I've heard. It was released last week, November 6th by Night Time Stories and is readily available on their official bandcamp page and streaming on Spotify....
**UPDATE** 4:00 pm : DFA Records, the label co-owned by Murphy, has issued a statement denying the band’s plans to reunite. Despite this, our sources stress the band intends to reunite next year, and we stand behind our original report. - Consequence of Sound Five years ago, LCD Soundsystem and their band-leader James Murphy called it quits, citing exhaustion from the...
UPDATE: the band has confirmed a four-night run at MGM Grand Garden Arena! Back in October of 2015, this little nugget of info dropped below: Some reliable yet unconfirmed word around the scene is that Phish has been in talks to appear at a festival in Las Vegas in 2016. This would be an outdoor festival, and know that Rock in...
Oh tequila I turn to you like a long lost friend... Phish and CID Presents have put together a pretty impressive vacation from January 15-17th. The official website just went live and here are the details: Phish: Riviera Maya is a 4-night all-inclusive concert vacation featuring 3 nights of Phish in one of the most beautiful parts of the world. The...
Vulfpeck just released info on their first full-length album, Thrill of the Arts and a Kickstarter campaign in support. The ten-track album drops October 9th via Vulf Records and features guests galore including Antwaun Stanley (1612!) and David T. Walker. There are several Kickstarter packages you can sign up for including digital, vinyl and t-shirt bundles. After recently signing...

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