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Living that San Diego life. Miss the Bay Area. Chicago born and raised.
I was hoping nothing crazy would go down at this weekend's Life is Beautiful Festival in Las Vegas, but one of last night's closing set from Odesza featuring some unexpected pyrotechnics in the form of a rogue firework sending itself into the crowd. Check out this video on Twitter showing the explosion enter the crowd. https://twitter.com/bunbunBeDell/status/1044138272895594497 Thankfully the reports following the issue...
A fan spotted Mike Gordon of Phish with Ilana Glazer from Broad City this am, and this picture is officially breaking "the" internet (if you consider the intersection of Phish fans and Broad City fans to be unique enough to consider that as a fair extrapolation of the entire rest of the internet -- which I do). This picture above...
The Beastie Boys have announced a tour supporting the upcoming October 30th release of Beastie Boys Book (via Spiegel & Grau). Yes, that's right...Adam "Adrock" Horovitz and Michael "Mike D" Diamond will embark on the six-night slash four-city event tour they're dubbing Beastie Boys Book: Live & Direct. YESSSSSSS! These will each be an intimate affair with readings from the...
Phish will re-release Billy Breathes on vinyl this upcoming October 26, right in the middle of the band's little fall tour ahead of their Halloween run. The 180g 2-LP audiophile black vinyl set is available with some good new #merch like t-shirts, turntable slip mats and other items in special bundles. You can pre-order here. It's sorta taking on a...
Phish has announced that the band is going back to Mexico! The return of Phish: Riviera Maya, the band's third time at the all-inclusive resort and concert vacation destination of Barceló Maya, set for the weekend of February 21-23, 2019. This year fans can once again stay at the main resort or at one of the other five selected hotel-resorts,...
Bob Weir is nicely rested after this summer's Dead & Company tour and final shows of the year at LOCKN' Festival. But as always the case with old Bobby, he almost never slows down for any meaningful amount of time anymore and he's booked to play in Mill Valley this weekend at the Sound Summit on Saturday, September 8. The...
The brilliant documentary of the Grateful Dead, Long Strange Trip, is finally moving off Amazon Prime video and is set to be released on DVD right before this year's Holiday Season. 30 years. 2,300+ concerts. 12 members. 1 Long Strange Trip. Martin Scorsese’s Grammy-nominated doc LONG STRANGE TRIP: THE UNTOLD STORY OF THE GRATEFUL DEAD is coming to DVD and...
Paul Simon is putting out a new album this upcoming September 7th called In The Blue Light. The first of what we're able to hear from the album was recently released, which is the "Can't Run But" which was arranged by The National’s Bryce Dessner. Produced by Simon and Roy Halee, who have worked together since the 1960s, the album features...
Lady Gaga has confirmed the details of her 2018-2019 Las Vegas residency announced late last year. Everything kicks off this December 28th at what they're calling the new Park MGM resort, and the theater hosting the run will be the Park Theater. According to Rolling Stone, the residency will be two different shows, one of which is called "Lady Gaga Enigma"...
Bob Weir, rhythm and lead for the Grateful Dead, Dead & Company and Ratdog, has announced a new trio that will be touring this fall "exploring the songs of the Grateful Dead" featuring the bass of legendary producer Don Was and drums from frequent Weir contributor, Jay Lane. The 19-show tour will kick off with a show on October 16th...

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