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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.
Jam Cruise and Cloud 9 Adventures just announced the lineup for their 14th annual voyage and per usual it's a live music fan's dream. Headlining the boat this year will be Dr. John & The Nite Trippers, Trombone Shorty, Galactic and Lotus. Along with LIVE favorites, Joe Russo's Almost Dead, New Mastersounds, Lettuce, Anders Osborne and Karl Denson's Tiny...
The Dead camp has finally confirmed the news of two additional FARE THEE WELL shows for June 27th and 28th. The concerts will take place at the newly constructed LEVI's Stadium in Santa Clara, CA and will feature the exact same lineup as the final FARE THEE WELL shows in Chicago -- Trey Anastasio on guitar, Bruce Hornsby and...
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My Morning Jacket has given fans a peak under 'The Waterfall', their seventh studio album out May 4th. The two-minute trailer features fragments of five songs and beautiful cinematography of Northern California's Stinson Beach where the album was recorded. You can pre-order the album now from Amazon and it'll likely get there before the release date.
Two weeks after Trey Anastasio joins the remaining members of the Grateful Dead in Chicago for the Fare Thee Well celebration, Phish has confirmed they'll be returning to the road. The band just dropped their 2015 Summer Tour dates along with details for MAGNABALL, their tenth music festival, set to return to Watkins Glen in New York the weekend...
*Update 3/23 2:30PM PST* Bill Walton's Official Twitter page: https://twitter.com/BillWalton/status/580117293117493248 Is the Dead's 50th Anniversary Celebration getting some much needed West Coast love? A few weeks ago The Chicago Tribune interviewed promoter Peter Shaprio who said "There’s no extra dates planned. For Chicago or anywhere else" but that's apparently all changed in a very short period of time. Chatter from fans began...
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We here at LIVE are huge fans of the Oscar-winning film Whiplash which centers around a jazz drummer and his relationship with an intense teacher. So when the opportunity struck, we had to post this parody trailer from the funny guys over at Nacho Punch. They nailed it. #DJWHIPLASH
The second phase of artists were announced today for High Sierra Music Festival's Silver Anniversary taking place July 2-5th in Quincy, CA. Topping the list is Umphrey's McGee who announced their Saturday headlining slot from the stage in Oakland last weekend. High Sierra was the first festival the band ever played in 2001. LIVE favorites, The Word, The Motet,...
It looks like Chicago won't be the only city celebrating The Grateful Dead this Summer. With Fare Thee Well selling out and setting Ticketmaster on-sale records you had to wonder if more events would capitalize on the Grateful Dead's 50th Anniversary. Two days ago Peter Shapiro came out and said "There’s no extra dates planned. For Chicago or anywhere...
Big day of news for My Morning Jacket fans. They've announced their seventh studio album as The Waterfall with a May 4th release date via ATO/Capitol Records along with the first single "Big Decisions" which you can download now when you pre-order. According to Rolling Stone, the album was inspired by the Panoramic House studio in Northern California's Stinson...
*UPDATE FROM THE GRATEFUL DEAD* Thank you to all of the Deadheads for the amazing support that you have shown for the Fare Thee Well shows in Chicago! This morning you broke Ticketmaster's on-sale record when nearly half a million of you queued up to buy tickets. If you do not have tickets, please know that we are working on...

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