Justin Ward

5136 POSTS 151 COMMENTS
Ad Ops Nerd. Living that San Diego life. Chicago born and raised.
Stephen Colbert took some time with his show tonight to honor the legendary Ric Ocasek who passed away earlier this week. He shared a touching personal memory and a clip from one of Ocasek's appearances on The Colbert Report. It's a great little moment from Colbert as always, he tends to shine the best when a moment requires a bit...
It was 32 years ago tonight when a national television audience got to see a real test of Jerry Garcia's acting ability. 😂 The Grateful Dead were in New York City and had a night off to stop by David Letterman, so Jerry Garcia and Bob Weir stopped by the show to hang out and jam. Following a hilarious backstage...
Enjoy your first look at this year's mega lineup -- ft. SKRILLEX (playing the ~coveted~ NYE time slot 💦), FISHER, GIGANTIC NGHTMRE, GRIZ, LOUIS THE CHILD, TCHAMI X MAALA, VINCE STAPLES, E-40 & Many More 🔥 FYI: There are only a handful of ADVANCED PRESALE TICKETS still available, so now is your chance to lock them down before the lineup...
Bon Iver is currently in the midst of his United States tour supporting his new LP, i,i, and Sunday night's show at The Forum in Los Angeles, the last show for a few weeks, looks to be pretty impressive based on the setlist and videos that rolled in. I was lucky enough to catch the Red Rocks show a...
Just announced! The Claypool Lennon Delirium will ring in the New Year at The Warfield in San Francisco, CA with special guests Sausage, who will be playing live for the first time in 25 years. The band was basically the beginning of what was Primus and featured Bob Weir & Wolf Bros drummer Jay Lane as well as guitarist...
video
Rob Zombie was the latest musical guest to sit down and hang out with Joe Rogan on his Joe Rogan Experience podcast. The duo dive into his film career and how he's managed to get approval and bring a lot of horror movies into the mainstream before Hollywood was likely ready to be there. Agree or disagree with Joe Rogan...
Tycho continue on their busy 2019 with a new remix just dropped from their recent LP release, WEATHER. Check out the exclusive new remix of "Skate," created by Hollidaysburg, PA-based bedroom producer pluko, now available for streaming everywhere. Check it out below. Tycho, the audio-visual collective led by Scott Hansen, teased "Skate" yesterday with a preview on their Soundcloud encouraging...
video
Wilco has just announced a new set of shows this upcoming fall in support of their new LP, Ode to Joy. They've also just dropped a new video for the track "Everyone Hides." Watch it below. https://youtu.be/P2Gbbd6pVMg For their Winter residency in Chicago, they're calling it Winterlude 2019 and it will start with four nights at The Chicago Theater, preceded by three...
John Cohen, founding member of the folk collective New Lost City Ramblers as well as music expert and skilled photographer, has reportedly passed away as confirmed by his son on Facebook. He was born on August 2, 1932 and passed last night, September 16, 2019. My father John Cohen passed away this evening at home in his living room. David...
John Mayer played San Francisco's brand new Chase Center last night and brought along a few pals to help him in his second set. His fellow Dead & Company buddy Bob Weir came out and joined Mayer for "Queen of California" and then Sammy Hagar came out and joined the lot of them for the Grateful Dead classic "Fire...
rod stewart reveals prostate cancer struggle and all clear
Rod Stewart recently revealed that he's been battling prostate cancer over the past few years, but after the bout and the subsequent treatment, thankfully he's been fully declared as cancer free as of this past weekend. He went public with his illness at a fundraising event for a charity called the Prostate Project and European Tour Foundation. They held...
The official trailer for the next Electric Daisy Carnival in Las Vegas -- EDC Las Vegas 2020 -- is now live and a get promo for what you could expect if you attend this massive EDM music festival. I actually just had a doctor's appointment where the nurse talked about going and loving the hell out of this festival....
Nearly 50 years after its release, Marvin Gaye's "What's Going On" continues to speak to the challenges we face as a society and serve as a call to action - a point poignantly illustrated by a new video, directed by Savanah Leaf and presented by Motown Records as part of the label's 60th anniversary celebration. Leaf pairs the classic...
Make sure you head over to your Google.com homepage today to check out their new Google Doodle: B.B. King! Today would have been his 94th birthday, so the search engine will replace its logo with a musical tribute to King, who died in 2015 at the age of 89. Here's a video showing the insight of what went into the...
Phish will be the main focus of a new long-form documentary podcast series called Long May They Run featuring Dean Budnick as writer/narrator of the podcast tracing the band's history and their impact. Wow. Sounds amazing. The band Phish will be the subject of a new podcast series. "Long May They Run" will feature the group for the series' first...
kaaboo 2019 vibe
The San Diego Padres have reached a multi-year agreement with KAABOO - Southern California's largest music, comedy, art and culinary festival - beginning in September 2020. KAABOO Del Mar, now known as KAABOO San Diego, will celebrate its sixth festival event with a move to America's number one ballpark and its surrounding venues on September 18-20, 2020, and will...
Ric Ocasek, lead singer for The Cars and inductee into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame, has passed away at age 75. https://twitter.com/bobbker/status/1173393827333320704 As first reported by NBC in New York, the story goes that police received a call today around 4pm for an "unconscious male at a townhouse on East 19th Street." It was then reported that he had...
Neil Young hosted the Harvest Moon Benefit Concert yesterday at the Painted Turtle Camp in Lake Hughes, California. He also had Norah Jones and Father John Misty play opening sets before he delivered 15 songs and welcomed Jones for a sit-in or two. Check out the setlist below and full video of the set. "New Mama" was the big surprise...
Aphex Twin returned to London's Printworks last night and played to a sold-out room and a Red Bull Webcast for fans at home that couldn't snag a ticket. Sadly we didn't get a webcast here in the United States, but a ton of videos have surfaced which you can watch below. As always it's a sensory overload experience in the...
Eric Clapton continued on his North American tour last night following shows in San Francisco and Las Vegas with a stop at Talking Stick Resort Arena in Phoenix, Arizona. Scroll down to see some video highlights and the setlist from the show. https://www.instagram.com/p/B2bBlRlhffT/ For the encore, Clapton brought out an old friend similar to the show in San Francisco with Carlos...
Brandi Carlile headlined Madison Square Garden last night with her crew of The Highwomen in tow and with legendary singer Mavis Staples also joining on for part of the fun. She ended up covering Led Zeppelin deep in the set after the Highwomen sat in for part of the show. Scroll down to see some 'grams and videos from...
Eric Clapton continued on his North American tour last night with a show at T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada. Scroll down to see some video highlights and the setlist from the show. For the encore, Clapton brought out an old friend similar to the show in San Francisco with Carlos Santana, this time he brought out Jimmie Vaughan for...
John C. Reilly made great use of his recent trip to Nashville, Tennessee and performed at The Ainsworth and welcomed his friend Andrew Bird for a performance of an old tune or two. Then he went onto his own show at the Blue Room at Third Man Records and welcomed out his friend Margo Price for a bunch of tunes...
John C. Reilly is down in Nashville, Tennessee making some musical magic right now, and earlier this week he brought some of that magic to the Nashville spot The Ainsworth and welcomed his friend Andrew Bird for a performance of an old tune or two. You may recognize "Russian Lullaby" from Jerry Garcia Band as he has covered this song in...
Jason Isbell and The 400 Unit are playing The Capitol Theatre tonight in Port Chester, New York, and they'll be webcasting the show live via Relix for FREE and letting fans rock their couches tonight. Tune in to Relix.com/LIVE for the show. 9:15pm EDT will be when the action kicks off.
video
John Mayer closed out the first set of his solo show last night in Los Angeles and gave the crowd at The Forum a taste of his Dead & Company vibes with a cover of the Jerry Garcia lead "Fire on the Mountain". The Grateful Dead cover has appeared numerous times on this tour, but every time it still...
Check out the new track from Brainfeeder prodigy PBDY, a new slow-burner called "This State of Mine (Mind)" featuring Anika. You may not be too familiar with his work yet, but he's out on tour opening for Flying Lotus and he's a dude that we'll see commanding his own stages soon enough. He's got a wild style that we like...
The Band's Robbie Robertson has released a new single from his forthcoming LP, Sinematic. It features Glen Hansard of Swell Season and it's called "Dead End Kid." Robertson recalls that it's all about how he wanted to make it and he told the people around him coming up, but "everyone was like, that’s never going to happen. You’re a dead end...
Lil Nas X is following up his smash hit "Old Town Road" (Remix) with his first of 25 promised remixes of his second single, "Panini." The song has been out for a bit and he's been hyping it up and even already put out a video, but just like "Old Town Road" it wasn't until the remixes hit that...
Today we're humbled to announce Wilco Covered, a limited edition CD – released via Uncut Magazine's November 2019 issue – featuring 17 new recordings of Wilco songs covered by some of our favorite artists, including Courtney Barnett, Kurt Vile, Sharon Van Etten, Low and many more. The CD is free with magazine purchase, available in stores starting Sept. 19 and...
Just announced: this upcoming Wednesday, September 25, a huge crew of musicians will come together at the The Capitol Theatre to host a musical tribute to Neal Casal who passed away recently. Many of Casal's former bandmates and musical friends will be there to play and remember his life and career. The lineup features Beachwood Sparks, Chris Robinson Brotherhood, Circles...
video
The Grateful Dead just released their latest All The Years Live series video on their YouTube channel, a funky and groovy "New Speedway Boogie" from the Giants Stadium show on 6/17/91. "Another Garcia-Hunter classic that disappeared from the repertoire for way too long, New Speedway Boogie was gone from 1970 to 1991, when it finally returned in February at the...
We're happy to see John Prine back after his medical issue forced a tour cancel and sidelined him a bit this year. Thankfully he was on the mend quickly and he posted this video a while back showing that he was getting ready to get back out on stage. Last night at the AmericanaFest, he was joined by Bonnie Raitt...
LAS VEGAS SETLIST / VIDEOS Eric Clapton began a set of dates last night in San Francisco at the newly opened Chase Center. Scroll down to see the setlist and some video highlights from the show. Here's a few clips of "I Shot The Sheriff"... https://www.instagram.com/p/B2TDOa_FUYy/ https://www.instagram.com/p/B2TMxMcFuT6/ For the encore, Carlos Santana always takes a minute to stop in at the big arena shows...
It looks like Phish is following up their summer tour with some studio time, as confirmed now with two separate clips posted on social media in the past few days. The band hasn't put out a full LP since 2016's Big Boat, although they've released a ton of new music since in the form of their fake alter-ego band...
Daniel Johnston has passed away at the age of 58, as confirmed by his manager and the Hi How Are You project. It is with very heavy hearts that we share the news of Daniel’s passing this morning. One thing we know to be true in this sad time, in Daniel’s words, “True love will find you in the end.” We...
David Lee Roth has announced an upcoming residency in Las Vegas, Nevada. The rocker will take root at the Mandalay Bay Resort and Casino and play the House of Blues Las Vegas located on site. Of course we'll be hearing the hits from his long career with Van Halen and his solo stuff, too. Should be a fun evening...
The Rolling Stones are releasing a 50th Anniversary Edition of their seminal work Let It Bleed. The box set will contain two LPs and two HybridSuper Audio CDs, newly remastered in stereo and mono by Bob Ludwig. It will also include a 7" single of "Honky Tonk Women" as Side A and "You Can’t Always Get What You Want" as...
video
Jimmy Fallon brought his friend Jennifer Lopez out last night to recount the history of music video dancing, all the way from "Waterfalls", "Gangnam Style", and even "Wrecking Ball"... and of course we get some of the JLo classics in there like "Waiting for Tonight". Check out the funny video here, it's bound to make the rounds today.
video
Aphex Twin returns to London this weekend to play Printworks and he'll be live streaming the set via a YouTube webcast. Tune in at about 10pm BST on Saturday, September 14th to watch the show, his first back in the area in two years. The sold-out gig will feature visuals from frequent Aphex Twin collaborator Weirdcore. Red Bull, who will...
The lineup for next year's Gem & Jam festival has been announced! Tipper and Big Gigantic are the two big names announced as headliners and will be joined by The Floozies, Twiddle, Billy Strings, Manic Focus, Dirtwire and more LIVE faves like Bluetech, Balkan Bump and Cofresi (among many others). The fest returns again to Tucson, Arizona at the Pima...
Looks like we may be seeing a Mike Gordon tour coming up this January! While Phish fans are eagerly awaiting news of what the band will be doing for New Year's Eve, we're now seeing that Mike Gordon has a set of events now live on his Facebook page. He'll be at State Theatre in Ithaca on January 17th, Danforth...
Green Day, Weezer and Fall Out Boy are teaming up for one of those throwback, massive arena / stadium tours where the biggest names in rock get together for a show worthy of worrying your suburban parents. They're calling it the Hella Mega stadium tour, which will start next June in Paris, France before moving through Europe and then...
Bon Iver will be taking his i,i tour further on past his current set of dates running through North America. Starting next April in Lisbon, Portugal, Justin Vernon and his crew will be hitting Spain, Germany, Belgium, Netherlands and then a big run in the UK and Ireland. Check out the dates below and head here for Bon Iver tickets. Aaron...
Los Angeles-based rockers The Growlers are kicking off a fall Northeast tour soon with the first night scheduled for tomorrow Tuesday, Sept. 10th in New Haven, Connecticut. The dates will continue for the entire two months to follow before they finish up with a massive three night run back home in LA at the Hollywood Palladium. The band recently dropped...
Monster Rally has announced a small tour this upcoming October in support of his new album Adventures on the Floating Island. Sadly it's only some of the major metros that will get to see the groovy island-life DJ, but Brooklyn gets the first show before he moves West to tackle a San Francisco stop at Rickshaw Stop and a show...
The lineups for EDC Orlando have been released, and you can still snatch up tickets now while the festival is still on sale. The Electric Daisy Carnival Orlando edition will return to Tinker Field on November 8-10, 2019. On Friday you'll be able to see huge names like deadmau5, Steve Aoki, Yotto and more. Saturday will have Excision, Rezz, Above...
Aqueous has added onto their upcoming fall 2019 tour with plans to ring in 2020 with their hometown in Buffalo, New York. The band will make their return to Town Ballroom, headlining two nights over December 30th and 31st. For this special two-night performance, discounted 2-night passes will be offered, as well as VIP "King For A Day" packages. The...
At their first-ever headlining gig at Madison Square Garden last night in New York City, Vampire Weekend used the venue and the platform of a free live webcast to announced a big extension of the Father of the Bride tour, this time pushing well into late 2020. No doubt that I'm sure we'll be seeing them on a ton...
Page McConnell just wrapped up a summer tour with Phish and he's readying the release of his next LP, a new album from Vida Blue called Crossing Lines. Yesterday on social media, he released a new song snippet from the track "Weepa" which features The Spam Allstars. Sounds dubby and rad. Check it out below. https://twitter.com/pagemcconnell/status/1170037816488710144 The album will be available for...