Justin Ward

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Ad Ops Nerd. Living that San Diego life. Chicago born and raised.
"Rock And Roll Returns to the Garden Tonight" banners greeted fans out front as the Foo Fighters return to inaugurate Madison Square Garden in Manhattan, New York tonight for the first show back following the lockdowns. The band just got to it, so follow along with the setlist here as the show progresses. We'll also collect some key tweets and...
Trey Anastasio is about to kick off his third and final night back at Saratoga Performing Arts Center in Saratoga Springs, New York. Last night Trey welcomed his Phish bandmate Page McConnell for the close of the set and the full encore. Fingers crossed see him return again tonight. We'll have the setlist and stream below as the concert progresses. Almost...
~ NIGHT #3 STREAM ~ Trey Anastasio just kicked off his Night #2 of 3 at Saratoga Performing Arts Center in Saratoga Springs, New York. Tune in here for the stream and setlist as it rolls in. Trey Anastasio @ Saratoga Performing Arts Center, Saratoga Springs, NY 6.19.21 Set I: Set Your Soul Free, Blaze On, I Never Needed You Like This Before,...
Last night Trey Anastasio played his first official show back in public at Saratoga Performing Arts Center after months of lockdowns, and he'll be back for two more shows this weekend at SPAC before heading back to NYC for two shows at The Beacon Theatre. This was one of the highlights from Night #1.
~ NIGHT #3 STREAM ~ Trey Anastasio returned to the stage tonight following months of lockdowns, his first set of shows after The Beacon Jams run late last year in New York City. https://www.instagram.com/p/CQSDr40phx_/ Fans arrived at their socially distanced pods and seats and quickly noticed a chair center stage flanked by both a grand piano and a set of chairs for...
If you haven't seen Inside yet, the incredible new Bo Burnham special on Netflix, I highly recommend you give it a watch. It's like a pandemic opera or something. A musical comedy special shot and performed by Bo Burnham, alone, over the course of a very unusual year. "All Eyes On Me" shows up near the end. He's also released videos...
Courtney Barnett has announced her first U.S. tour in almost three years coming up this Winter which will support her newest, upcoming album. Kicking off the tour this November 29th at the Las Vegas Brooklyn Bowl, Barnett will bring along Bartees Strange, Julia Jacklin and Shamir on select dates and will tour coast to coast before finishing things up in...
My Morning Jacket has announced the launch of their new MMJ LIVE vinyl series, with the first release being a highlight collection from their live shows back in 2015. LIVE 2015 will be 16 previously unreleased live tracks recorded during the band's tour supporting The Waterfall. The set will arrive on Friday, September 3, exclusively on 3LP white vinyl. You can pre-order...
Very excited to see that David Byrne is bringing back his American Utopia show on Broadway. The Earth is healing! 🎟🌎💉 David Byrne's American Utopia will return to Broadway this fall at the St. James Theatre (246 West 44th Street). As previously announced, performances will begin Friday, September 17, 2021. The highly acclaimed production features David Byrne with returning band members...
"This will be the East Coast debut of a new set I've developed incorporating elements from all three eras of Tycho and a return to a focus on the immersive audio-visual experience."
King Gizzard and The Lizard Wizard have released the official video for "Yours" as the first visual document from their new album, Butterfly 3000.
Phish has announced their next Riviera Maya celebration is returning early next year! Set once again at the Moon Palace in Cancún, Mexico over the weekend of February 24-27, 2022, next year's celebration will be almost exactly like the one they held in 2020 except they're moving the stage to a new location. Everything else will be the same as...
Coachella has announced its triumphant return early next year around their usual timing following two years off due to the pandemic. The festival will be back over the weekends of April 15-17 & 22-24, 2022. The 2022 advance sale will begin this coming Friday, June 4 at 10am PT. https://twitter.com/coachella/status/1399772462422773761
The lineup for this year's Music Midtown has been announced! Returning to Atlanta's Piedmont Park the weekend of September 18-19, 2021, this year's lineup will be headlined by Maroon 5, Miley Cyrus, Jonas Brothers, 21 Savage, DaBaby, Megan Thee Stallion, Machine Gun Kelly, The Black Pumas and much, much more. Tickets are on sale now and head here for more info.
Live at the Enmore Theatre in Sydney, Australia, April 22nd 2021. 1. If Not Now, Then When? (Live In Sydney '21) 2. Oddlife (Live In Sydney '21) 3. Nuclear Fusion (Live In Sydney '21) 4. Ataraxia (Live In Sydney '21) 5. Open Water (Live In Sydney '21) 6. Anoxia (Live In Sydney '21) 7. Melting (Live In Sydney '21) 8. Straws In The Wind (Live In Sydney...
Trey Anastasio has announced his return to The Beacon Theatre in New York City following his epic Beacon Jams run last year during the lockdowns. The Phish frontman will be doing two solo shows on June 22-23, 2021 with tickets going on sale tomorrow, 5/27 at 12pm ET. These concerts will mark the first time that The Beacon will welcome a...
The lineup for this year's Shaky Knees Festival in Atlanta has been announced! Headlining this year's festival will be Stevie Nicks, Run The Jewels, and The Strokes. They'll be joined by major names like St. Vincent, Mac DeMarco, Alice Cooper, Portugal. The Man, Modest Mouse, and Phoebe Bridgers. Check out the full lineup below. Tickets go on-sale today at 1pm ET.
Wilco has announced the full lineup for their next Sky Blue Sky, their version of the destination concert experience coming up on January 17-21, 2022 in Mexico at the all-inclusive Hard Rock Hotel Riviera Maya. The festival will feature three unique Wilco shows, and they'll be joined by Spoon, Kurt Vile & The Violators, Thundercat, Waxahatchee, Stephen Malkmus, Jeff Tweedy,...
King Gizzard & The Lizard Wizard have announced that they're moving their 2021 North American tour to Fall 2022, which includes the marathon set shows at Berkeley's Greek Theatre and two performances at Red Rocks Amphitheatre. The band is readying the release of their new album, Butterfly 3000, due out June 11th via the band's own label KGLW. While this...
Lil Nas X was the musical guest on last night's season finale of Saturday Night Live. https://twitter.com/LilNasX/status/1396452025739644933?s=20 Watch his performances of "MONTERO (Call Me By Your Name)" and "Sun Goes Down" below. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SbqLa4uOzo0 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xXJDDoW0U3Y
Radiohead fans, take note! Thom Yorke and Jonny Greenwood have teamed up with drummer Tom Skinner for a new side project called The Smile. And in a surprise announcement from the Glastonbury Festival, the band will be making their debut today as part of the Live At Worthy Farm global livestream which premieres tonight at 7pm BST. Taking its name...
Radiohead live at the Santa Barbara Bowl, Santa Barbara, California on 23rd August 2008. This show is dedicated to the memory of production manager and friend, Richard Young. Photo from backstage at the show, taken by Colin Greenwood. Setlist: 00:01:01 Reckoner 00:06:29 Optimistic 00:11:34 There There 00:17:05 15 Step 00:21:36 All I Need 00:26:02 Nude 00:30:47 Talk Show Host 00:35:58 Weird Fishes/Arpeggi 00:41:08 The Gloaming 00:45:05 Morning Bell 00:48:56 The National Anthem 00:54:07...
Phish has confirmed their next Dinner And A Movie webcast! The band will show their July 24, 1993 show from Great Woods in Mansfield, MA coming up this Tuesday, May 25th. As always you can tune into the show via YouTube, Facebook or LivePhish. For this week's menu selection, the band chose Dave Seigal, the executive chef of the Michelin-acclaimed...
To become the Queen®, she needed to find her voice. Academy Award® Winner Jennifer Hudson is Aretha Franklin. Watch the new trailer now, and don’t miss #RespectMovie in theaters this August. Story by: Callie Khouri and Tracey Scott Wilson Screenplay by: Tracey Scott Wilson Directed by: Liesl Tommy Cast: Jennifer Hudson, Forest Whitaker, Audra McDonald, Saycon Sengbloh, Hailey Kilgore, Brenda Nicole Moorer, Marlon...
Cloud 9 Adventures has announced the return of Holidaze coming this December 4-8, 2021 in Riviera Maya, Mexico at Now Sapphire Resort and Dreams Resort & Spa. Umphrey's McGee and the Disco Biscuits will once again anchor the festival and perform three shows each, and they're inviting moe., Chromeo (doing a DJ Set), Brain Damaged Eggmen, The New Deal, Andy...
Lollapalooza has announced its 2021 lineup! Returning to Chicago's Grant Park the weekend of July 29-August 1, this year's festival will be headlined by Foo Fighters, Post Malone, Tyler, The Creator, and Miley Cyrus. Also joining them towards the top of the list are DaBaby, Marshmello, Illenium, Journey, and Megan Thee Stallion. Other LIVE faves like Marc Rebillet, Brittany Howard,...
The lineup for this year's 4848 Festival was announced today! Headlining this year's fest will be Greensky Bluegrass doing two shows, and they'll be joined by Grace Potter, Goose, Legion of Melvin (Melvin Seals and JGB with Karl Denson), Galactic, Yonder Mountain String Band, and Twiddle (among many others). Check out the full lineup below and get your tickets now. 4848...
Goose has announced a full set of Fall 2021 tour dates kicking off after their Bonnaroo, 4848 Festival and Sea.Hear.Now appearances. The band will start off in New York for a two-night run at Terminal 5, and from there they'll be hitting Portland, Maine, Worcester, MA, Atlanta, New Orleans, Houston, Austin, Dallas, Oklahoma City, Kansas City before a two-night run...
"It's gonna be Halloween weekend, so masks are encouraged regardless :)"
Suwannee Hulaween has announced its 2021 lineup! String Cheese Incident will anchor the event and will welcome dubstep maestro Skrillex, My Morning Jacket (who just announced a full set of tour dates), Leon Bridges and Khruangbin as top billing. They'll also be welcoming Grateful Dead tribute Joe Russo's Almost Dead and some LIVE faves like Franc Moody, Break Science, Dumpstaphunk,...
My Morning Jacket has announced a big 2021 fall tour kicking off on August 27th in Charlotte, NC. The band will do sets as part of the Railbird Festival and the Ohana Festival, and they'll be doing two-night runs in Queens, NY, Seattle, WA, and a three-night run at Chicago's Auditorium Theatre will close out the jaunt. They'll also...
Widespread Panic has announced their return to Red Rocks Park and Amphitheatre in Morrison, Colorado this coming June 25-27, 2021. Tickets will go on sale right away starting this Saturday, May 22 at 10am MT, and obviously like every other Panic run at the venue, you can expect it to sell out immediately.
The lineup for this year's Pitchfork Music Festival has been announced! Returning to Chicago's Union Park this upcoming September 10-12, 2021, this year's lineup features Phoebe Bridgers, Big Thief and Animal Collective as top billing on Friday, St. Vincent, Angel Olsen and Kim Gordon on Saturday, and Erykah Badu, Flying Lotus, and Thundercat headlining the final day. Check out the full...
Shaky Knees festival has confirmed its return to Atlanta, GA this October 22-24, 2021. And if you're not ready to commit yet, don't fret because you can already book your Shaky Knees plans for 2022 with the dates of April 29-May 1, 2022 already on the calendar. The festival also announced that the lineup and ticketing details will be coming soon. UPDATE:...
Goose recently finished up a two-night run at The Caverns in Pelham, TN, and the band will be airing a full webcast of the May 8th, 2021 show this coming Sunday, May 16th on their YouTube channel. Ahead of that the band dropped this massive performance of "Rosewood Heart" from night one as a standalone video to help get people...
Riot Fest has announced its new 2021 lineup following last year's cancellation. The festival returns to Chicago's Douglass Park this September 17-19 with headliners Nine Inch Nails, The Smashing Pumpkins, Run The Jewels and Pixies. New additions for this September's festival include Faith No More, a recently reunited Mr. Bungle, DEVO, NOFX, Dinosaur Jr., The Ghost Inside, Motion City...
Dead & Company have announced a massive 31-date tour following their time off the road following the global shutdowns. The band will be connecting in Raleigh, NC for the tour opener on August 16, 2021, and they'll close the run with a three-night Halloween run at the Hollywood Bowl in Los Angeles, CA. The band will be doing a Ticketmaster...
My Morning Jacket has announced that their One Big Holiday destination festival will be returning in 2022! This next one will be in Mexico, very likely the Moon Palace resort in Cancún given that it's where the Dead & Company CID event will be held. The band is partnering up with CID Presents for the event set for March 2-5,...
Desert Daze has announced that their 2021 festival will not be happening as a three-day event but rather a concert series at Pappy & Harriet's in Pioneertown, CA from October 17 - November 23, 2021. The last incarnation of the festival in 2019 was an incredible time, so I'm glad to see the organization is adapting a bit this year,...
Phish have confirmed what their 2021 tour plans will be after months of speculating and rumors swirling around whether or not their 2020 tour dates would be honored once they were rescheduled last year. Long story short: everything has been jostled around a bit. For this year's shows, the band will be starting in the south at the end of...
Sleater-Kinney are back post-pandemic and have released a new single and video called "Worry With You," their first new music since 2019. Watch the video below which was shot in Portland, OR, directed by Alberta Poon, and stars Fabi Reyna and Megan Watson. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=34XX_fg-R_4 The single is off their new album, Path Of Wellness, due out on June 11th via Mom+Pop....
Skrillex just released a new single called "Butterflies" with Starrah and Four Tet. The track has a real high energy vibe to it, making me think it may have started with a Four Tet idea, but the vocals and the production definitely scream of a Skrillex style that we haven't heard in a while. This is Sonny's first single since...
Tony Markellis, the remarkably talented bassist and long-time member of Trey Anastasio's solo projects, has passed away as confirmed by his nephew on Facebook. No further details have been released at this point. Very sad news. https://twitter.com/strayney/status/1388222865837895680 https://twitter.com/ramblinrosebud/status/1388225813770764289 https://twitter.com/CashorTrade/status/1388226162359513089 https://twitter.com/jeffkravitz/status/1388222613365743617 https://twitter.com/RelixMag/status/1388230167508787201 https://twitter.com/PhishmarketStoo/status/1388228545789534212 https://twitter.com/BradFarberman/status/1388220539056107524
Hiatus Kaiyote is readying a new album release on Flying Lotus' Brainfeeder label due out on June 25th, and today the band dropped their second single from the LP and a video to match. Check out "Red Room" below or head here to stream the album on their platform of choice. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=p46Tm9-7i7E
Saturday Night Live has announced that Tesla founder and billionaire Elon Musk will be the host on their May 8th show. He'll be welcoming Miley Cyrus as his musical guest.
Phish has announced their next Dinner And A Movie livestream celebration coming up this Tuesday, April 27th at 8:30pm ET. The band will be showing their October 26, 2010 show from Manchester, NH which served as a quick LivePhish release based on how strong the show was. Check out the setlist from the show here: Set 1: After Midnight, The Sloth,...
Treefort Music Fest has announced their massive lineup returning this September 22-26, 2021 in Boise, Idaho. The top acts on the billing are Japanese Breakfast, Calexico, The Marías, Built To Spill, Larkin Poe, Tennis, Andy Shauf, Nite Jewel, Rituals of Mine, Prefuse 73, Christian Scott aTunde Adjuah, and Andrea Gibson with many, many more following. Some other LIVE faves like...
While I wish I was waking up today in New Orleans and taking in my first day of Jazz Fest, I'm thankful that the local radio station WWOZ is taking matters into their own hands again and offering up two weeks of fantastic Jazz Festing In Place programming again like they did last year. Everything kicks off today at 11am...
Phish's Page McConnell has announced a new solo album called Maybe We're the Visitors and released the first single from the album called "Radio Silence". The music was written and recorded in Reykjavik, Iceland and Burlington, VT. Hear the first track below and read more about how the album came together. In January 2020, shortly before the coronavirus shut down modern life,...

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