Justin Ward

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Ad Ops Nerd. Living that San Diego life. Chicago born and raised.
OH SNAP, this is 🔥🔥🔥. Boyfriend was one of the often-referenced fan discoveries at this year's New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival, and NOLA boys Galactic have teamed up with the pop princess on a new track called "Bring It To Mama," which dropped late last week. Pick your poison on how to stream the track here or check it out below... https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pmfe5feB7lU
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Vampire Weekend has released their new music video for "This Life" off their latest LP, Father of the Bride. The video, directed by Emmett Malloy, stars Kyle Field (of Little Wings) as “Wade” and features appearances by Danielle Haim, Ariel Rechtshaid, Jovan Hill, Simi & Haze, Mark Ronson, Sophie, Despot and of course the members of Vampire Weekend. It was filmed in Palm Springs, CA during Passover.
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Skrillex played a surprise set at this year's Electric Daisy Carnival, which he hinted at quite obviously in advance via his Twitter account. https://twitter.com/Skrillex/status/1129841149550649344 He hit the stage to his remix of Travis Scott "Sicko Mode" which morphed quickly into something new entirely. https://twitter.com/ShipWrekDJ/status/1130174037873664001 Here's how it looked from another angle: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wqx0a2GDtBE Here are a few clips other clips of the set that have surfaced: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Zv1OcpX_EJ0 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EmOiPV9FU1g Looks...
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The Grateful Dead photographer extraordinaire Jay Blakesberg has announced a new photography book featuring archival photos of Jerry Garcia, due out this October 1st, 2019. Super Excited to announce my newest Book Project. Coming out October 1, 2019 is my new coffee table book: JERRY GARCIA - SECRET SPACE OF DREAMS. 208 pages - hard cover. The book includes photographs...
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Dead & Company will kick off their 2019 summer tour very soon (grab tickets here), and ahead of that the band is releasing new media via their "spiffy, new" YouTube channel and today they've dropped an exclusive clip over at Rolling Stone. The clip is the set closer from the second night of Folsom Field in Boulder, Colorado during last...
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The team supporting the Grateful Dead continues to find ways to keep innovating within the current technology world, something they always took great pride in, and today that furthers with an announcement video from archivist David Lemieux detailing a bit of an upgrade to their YouTube channel and a release of the first video from their new 'All The Years...
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Bruce Springsteen has released a new single "There Goes My Miracle" and accompanying lyric video. This is the second single from his new album Western Stars. Hear the new track below and watch the lyrics for the song scroll by below... https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tbDKBcPsmoQ The Boss recently put out his infamous Jazz Fest set from 2006 following Hurricane Katrina. He also released "Hello Sunshine" from...
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The Rolling Stones have confirmed their 2019 dates have finally been fully rescheduled following Mick Jagger being sidelined for heart surgery. Thankfully he's fully on the mend and dancing like he's always been. Now the first two shows on the tour are in Chicago at Soldier Field, and from there the band will hit a lot of the major metros...
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Umphrey's McGee has announced their first-ever shows in Iceland, a three-night run this upcoming March 20-22, 2020 that they're dubbing Röckjavik! 🤘🏻 The band is setting up shop at the Eldborg Hall in Harpa, "a world-class concert hall with state of the art acoustics, housed within an award-winning glass architectural marvel on the waterfront." Holy hell this place looks incredible. The...
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Bon Iver has been busier than usual this year and Justin Vernon continues to progress his seminal art project forward and forward in new ways. They just announced that they have added some tour dates in the US this fall with special guests The Indigo Girls and Sharon Van Etten as the openers. Bon Iver Late Summer 2019 Tour Dates Aug 31,...
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Garage A Trois first released music as the tight three piece of Charlie Hunter on 8-string, Skerik on sax, and Stanton Moore on drums, and recently revisited this lineup for a set of shows in Seattle earlier this year. Their first EP MysteryFunk recently surfaced as a stream on Mixcloud and is definitely worth the listen if you love the...
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We all know professional athletes start to get used to the life of luxury and VIP access once they sign those big ticket contracts, but every now and again that sense of entitlement doesn't work out so well for them and those egos involved get that pro athlete in trouble outside of the arena. This past weekend, Josh Jackson, a...
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Electric Daisy Carnival, or EDC, is kicking off today in Las Vegas and if you missed your chance to get tickets, you've been out of luck for a while. Thankfully the crew there has partnered up with LiveXLive and YouTube to broadcast live all weekend via four, unique channels. Everything starts on Friday, May 17th at 6:45pm PDT. See you...
FORM 2019 took place this past weekend in Arcosanti, Arizona, an impressive location 45 minutes north of Phoenix and just outside of the nightly glow and hue of lights of the Maricopa valley. I was able to attend this year's festival for the first time ever, hopefully not my last, and I was really impressed by what I saw,...
STS9 recently took part in Pixel Fest, which was a livestream music festival inside of the video game Minecraft. And they shared the video, which is really just a bunch of weird characters dancing in front of pixelated cathedral. And the voice that comes over the speaker saying "We're STS9, we're stoked to be here with you!" is definitely...
Tycho has announced his new album Weather, due out July 12th on Mom and Pop x Ninja Tune, and today released one of the new singles from the album, "Pink & Blue." This follows up the release of the single "Easy" earlier this year and is the first full length follow up after his incredible release, Epoch. "The release marks...
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Troye Sivan has invited some of his closest friends to kick off Pride Week with the first-ever Go West Fest, presented by Live Nation. He and Charli XCX – who recently collaborated on “1999” – will co-host and co-headline the event, which will take place on June 6 at The Wiltern in Los Angeles. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6-v1b9waHWY Tickets will go on sale this Friday,...
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Trey Anastasio has just announced two new acoustic shows that will happen this October and extend his touring dates well past the previously scheduled Phish summer tour which will stop at Dick's in Denver. Trey will return to Carnegie Hall for two solo acoustic shows, Tuesday October 29th and Wendesday, October 30th. Tickets will go on sale this Friday, May...
Eric Clapton just kicked off a run at London's Royal Albert Hall and following the main set and some standout moments, including a tribute to the recently passed Doris Day, Clapton took a chance to wow the audience with his own cover of the Prince seminal classic, "Purple Rain." Wow! Check out the clip below. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8hHg2c8B40I
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Grateful Dead guitarist Bob Weir and fellow singer-songwriter and frequent collaborator Jackie Greene were on hand last night at the NBA game in Oakland to kick off the evening with the National Anthem. The Golden State Warriors ended up beating the Houston Rockets, too. Watch the clip below... https://twitter.com/nba/status/1126319260601606144
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Game of Thrones will be wrapping up their critical acclaimed series in a few weeks, but this September you'll have a chance to see more of the GoT vibes that you crave with the news that the Game of Thrones Live Concert Experience will return! Go here for ticketing info. The critically acclaimed Game of Thrones Live Concert Experience will...
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Flying Lotus has shared a new track from his upcoming LP, Flamagra, this time a soulful, jazzy flow called "More" featuring Anderson .Paak up front and center on vocals. This track is 🔥🔥🔥. Check it out below: https://open.spotify.com/track/51I1yDlnp13kwxBEjc1xIm Flying Lotus also confirmed that he'll be taking his 3D production on the road this summer with dates announced immediately following his appearance at...
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Trey Anastasio's Ghosts of the Forest side project has started to release a few official videos following their amazing Spring Tour that wrapped up last month. Yesterday an official video surfaced showing their standard show opener and self-titled track from the project and LP that Anastasio released in honor of his fallen friend. Today, they followed the first video up...
Tool just kicked off a set of shows and finally started debuting some new music that fans have been clamoring for, and today they took to Twitter to confirm the long-awaited release date of their new album. https://twitter.com/Tool/status/1125992825756233729?s=20 Set your calendars for August 30, 2019 for the moment your ears will feast on a full LP of new songs from Maynard...
Led Zeppelin -- Jimmy Page, Robert Plant, John Paul Jones and the late John Bonham -- just announced that a documentary currently wrapping up in post-production will trace the journeys of the band from meager beginnings to being the number one band in the world, all in celebration of their 50th year "together" as a group. With brand new interviews...
Robert Plant has announced a fall tour with his Sensational Shape Shifters band. He's already been announced for the Outlaw Music Festival and the Bourbon & Beyond Festival, and these dates will weave around them and feature stops in Philly, Missoula, Bend, and Salt Lake City (among others). Check out the dates below... Robert Plant Fall Tour Sept. 13 – Fredericton, NB –...
A year or so I was out in Denver at the Phish run at Dick's Sporting Goods Park, one of my new yearly traditions and something I always set my watch to now, and I was at brunch with a few friends and someone busted out this awesome hot sauce to put on the eggs we were serving with...
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Bruce Springsteen recently surprised the attendees at the Asbury Park Music and Film Festival by announcing that he would be releasing a concert film from the epic New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival that The Boss delivered to a 2006 Fest pummeled, bruised and beaten by Hurricane Katrina just eight months prior. This was the first time Bruce debuted his...
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Bob Weir and Wolf Bros headlined the BeachLife Festival about a solid month off following their Spring 2019 tour. The trio of Grateful Dead guitarist Bob Weir, legendary producer Don Was, and jam drummer extraordinaire Jay Lane dug deep into the usual Weir based repertoire of Dead classics and Ratdog compositions that Lane would know easily. It was mostly a standard...
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YouTube has been making more and more plays as an entertainment provider, and one spot where they seem to be blowing their competition away is the notion of their live streaming events and specifically their concert and festival webcasts. We tend to pay particularly close attention to these sort of announcements, usually not really expecting that much of the other...
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Mike Gordon sat in with the Claypool Lennon Delirium last night down in New Orleans at the Civic Theatre. The Phish bassist came out for the band's jam through The Beatles classic, "Tomorrow Never Knows," pretty much another bass-legend repeat of what went down in Toronto as the tour began and Claypool welcomed out Rush bassist Geddy Lee to play...
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Phish bassist Mike Gordon has been hanging out in New Orleans this week with his solo band mates like Robert Walter and taking in the sites, sounds and smells of the Jazz and Heritage Festival. He's even done a few sit-ins while he's been down there, too, mostly just following Walter around town on what he's already booked like...
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Today at the New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival, fans were given a little taste of The Rolling Stones even though they were forced to cancel and Widespread Panic stepped in and filled their slot. While the boys in Ivan Neville's Dumpstaphunk were putting in the dumpsta on the main stage, they decided to really play one out for the...
Last night down here at New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival's final day on weekend one, it was wild to hear that even more talent was just now showing up to town to take in the sights and sounds of the amazing music festival. Mike Gordon from Phish is scheduled to be in town this upcoming weekend, May 3rd, for...
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Flying Lotus has released two new tracks off his recently announced next album, Flamagra. "Spontaneous" is a flirtatious ballad with Yukimi Nagano of Little Dragon singing atop a funky template. It blends perfectly with "Takashi", a piano driven instrumental that swirls itself into a soulful cosmic jam. The track is aptly named after Takashi Yudo, an artist from the creative...
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Eric Clapton announced three shows today ahead of the next Crossroads Guitar Festival, with Slowhand fans in San Francisco, Las Vegas, and Phoenix getting a chance to see him this upcoming September. Tickets for these shows will go on sale starting Friday, April 26 at 10am local time. Clapton has the following team joining him as the band band for these...
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Phish has announced a new LivePhish multi-track release, this time a show from deep in 1998 on a Wednesday night in Grand Rapids, Michigan. Phish.net shows a setlist definitely worthy of a listen and some good reviews to back it up. PHISH @ VAN ANDEL ARENA Grand Rapids, MI 11.11.98 Soundcheck: Drum Jam, Brian and Robert, Blues Jam SET I: Punch You in...
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SweetWater 420 Festival is kicking off this weekend down in Atlanta, and they just announced today that they're partnering up with the Nugs.tv crew to offer free webcasts from the festival all weekend. They've confirmed via the schedule below that you'll be able to catch full length sets of John Medeski's Mad Skillet, Billy Strings, Joe Russo's Almost Dead, Rebelution,...
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You already know that Pete Buttigieg is a bit of a Phish fan, when late last week he announced his candidacy for President of the United States of America by releasing a playlist with "Tweezer Reprise" on it, but today it progresses and this is just the type of news that we're thinking is a bit silly and but...
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Led Zeppelin has shared an official video celebrating their 50th Anniversary called "History - Episode 1" which you can watch below. Robert Plant, Jimmy Page, and John Paul Jones still hold the key to a potential reunion someday, although that's been talked about and denied as a possibility so many times by now that it isn't even worth having any...
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Tycho has been working through the finishing touches of his new LP and follow up to the Grammy nominated album, Epoch, and today we have the first track from that new collection of songs called "Easy." The new LP doesn't have a title yet, but it's clear that Scott Hansen is always mixing up the approach and looking for...
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Four Tet absolutely destroyed the stage when he played Coachella 2019, maybe the best set of music I've ever heard from the legendary producer. The flow, the usage of tracks from his own catalog plus stuff I'm not too familiar with (yet) like Kh, Armand Van Helden, MD X-Spress, Daniele Papini and more, and the quickness of it all ... really...
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Steve Gunn has released an official video for "Vagabond" off the incredible album, The Unseen In Between, on Matador. Thankful for my bud that turned me onto this album, because you realize there's a treasure trove in here and all of Gunn's previous music that you can start mining for gold. If you're unfamiliar, this track is a great place to...

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