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The Who was recently forced to cancel a set of shows due to Pete Townshend suffering from an illness hitting his vocal cords, but the good news was that he promised a return to the road early next year and here we are. The band will be bringing their Moving On! Tour back to the U.S next Spring for just three...
As of about 24 hours ago, a good portion of the music fans in the world had no idea they'd ever see The Black Crowes hit the stage as a band again. Everything changed this morning when the news was revealed fully, confirmed on the Howard Stern show first but heavily rumored many places first. Then a deeper and bigger...
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Do not miss the latest episode of the Talib Kweli People's Party podcast and interview show. This week he and his producer Jasmin Leigh sit down with El-P, one half of the ridiculously dynamic duo known as Run the Jewels (featuring emcee Killer Mike). It's easily worth the full 90 minutes of your time. I loved it. They dig into...
Bob Dylan is still out there! He's just announced a set of tour dates upcoming this April across the Pacific Ocean in Japan, and this week he's in the midst of a set of shows here in the United States on the East Coast. He honestly never really stops. His shows this week take him to Baltimore, Virginia State University,...
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Dopapod was recently teasing an announcement and today it was revealed -- the band has released a new song called "November" and dropped a video along with it. And there's a strong message attached. We present to you, ‘November’, a song inspired by the global climate crisis. We will be donating 100% of the profit generated from this song to...
"Let's Make Democracy Rad Again!" reads the new announcement today from HeadCount as the organization will be hosting Joe Russo's Almost Dead for a benefit at Brooklyn Bowl this upcoming Monday, November 25th. Read more here. This venue is officially home turf for the band and not a spot they can play anymore without setting up multiple chances for getting...
Widespread Panic just announced some more shows for early 2020, this time a three-night run set for the famed Chicago Theatre. The band will set up shop starting on April 2-4, 2020, and the tickets will be available starting this Friday. The band has also confirmed a huge run in New York City early next year, with five nights at...
Last night in Houston, Texas, Joe Walsh held his annual VetsAid concert and welcomed a slew of incredible artists to help play some music and raise some funds for the United States military service veterans. Music fans got to see sets from Brad Paisley, The Doobie Brothers, Sheryl Crow, Jason Isbell and the 400 Unit, ZZ Top and Joe...
The Black Crowes have finally confirmed what the billboards and subway ads have been telling us -- they are reuniting for a big tour next year during the summer as they present their classic album, Shake Your Money Maker. And ahead of that, the band is coming back TONIGHT to kick off a few intimate shows, first at the...
Woah. The boys in the Futurebirds are in Denver finishing off a three-night run in the area, with tonight's show being at the relatively tight Globe Hall, and it looks like they welcomed a friend along for the encore. Knowing the power of this pairing, this must have been ripping. The Futurebirds guys brought out fellow ripper and My Morning...
Dead & Company just kicked off their second night at Hampton Coliseum to finish off their quick little Fall Fun Run. Tune in below for the set opener, tune in here for the full webcast via LiveDead.co, and scroll down to see the setlist/streams as they pop up. Dead & Company at Hampton Coliseum, Virginia 11.9.19 Set I: Truckin' > Big Railroad...
Relix was the first to find some new billboards appearing in New York City confirming what was rumored heavily as of last week -- The Black Crowes will be reuniting for a series of shows next year! The poster that surfaced so far shows concerts scheduled for July 17 show at PNC Bank Arts Center in New Jersey and July...
Rage Against the Machine confirmed in the press and through back channels and rumors that they are indeed reuniting next year. It's happening. And today, still months ahead of the official return, we got the first look at the print the band will be bringing with them for the shows. Done by [email protected] Studios in El Paso, Texas, the print...
~HAMPTON NIGHT TWO SETLIST / STREAM~ Dead & Company are beginning a two-night run tonight at Hampton Coliseum in Virginia, the final shows of their quick little Fall 2019 Fun Run and the final shows for the band until they hit the West Coast for the New Year's Eve run. The band just finished up two nights at Madison Square Garden...
Travis Scott is hosting his annual Astroworld festival tomorrow and today just dropped the MASSIVE lineup on the rest of the 50,000 lucky fans that snatched up tickets super early. Given how quickly this year's fest sold-out, you can bet we'll see this expand to more dates in the future. For now, scroll down to see who the enigmatic rap...
Bon Iver will be taking his i,i tour further on past his current set of dates running through North America. Starting next January in Asia for shows in Korea, Thailand, Singapore, Indonesia, and Japan, the band will then take a few months off before heading to Europe. Starting next April in Lisbon, Portugal, Justin Vernon and his crew will be...
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Just announced: Paul Simon's appearance on the show has been rescheduled and he'll join us on November 23rd, along with Anaïs Mitchell, comedian Ryan Hamilton, and our friend Holly Laurent! Get your tickets to join us in-person at The Town Hall or watch the show on YouTube! Head here for tickets, on sale now and likely going quite fast!
King Princess is a relative newcomer to the pop music world but my ears and eyes perked up when I started to hear about the project. The debut album Cheap Queen is everywhere now, and a huge tour has been announced with sold-out dates all over (scroll down to see the list). Last night the band performed for the first-time...
Watch the new teaser trailer for the new Disney & Pixar movie, Soul, now. Due out on June 19, 2020, the film is heavy in the world of jazz music and is directed by Pete Docter and Kemp Powers and produced by Dana Murray. "Soul" introduces Joe Gardner, a middle-school band teacher whose true passion is playing jazz. "I think...
David Byrne is planning to move on from his currently running Broadway show American Utopia onto a new project based in Denver meant to be a fully immersive theater/project space called Theater of the Mind. It sounds incredible at first glance. Here's what we know: Theater of the Mind will be a 15,000-square-foot "immersive experience taking just sixteen audience members at...
DaBaby is a breakout rap superstar in the middle of one of the hottest runs in hip-hop, with more than 20 songs on the Billboard chart in 2019 and the release of his debut studio album, KIRK, which debuted at No. 1. He's the latest guest on the hilarious spicy food eating competition show known as Hot Ones from...
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The Grateful Dead continue their All The Years Live series today on YouTube with the release of official pro-shot video from the JFK Stadium show on July 7, 1989. In the number two slot in the first set, the band launched into a slightly pepped-up version of "Iko Iko" and got everyone grooving. Here's what David Lemieux had to say...
Comedy legend Dean Delray got a huge win when he said John Mayer agreed to do his podcast, Let There Be Talk. Great intro story, too. Check it out below. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VsIZ37hcOCw He's a long-time Grateful Dead fan and he's actually booked at the first-ever comedy show at Terrapin Crossroads later this month, so the conversation base starts from a great spot. UPDATE: Part...
Grace Potter was the musical guest on last night's Jimmy Kimmel Live. Watch the two-song performance below in two separate clips. First was "Love is Love," the lead-off track to the new solo album, Daylight, which was recently released. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7AfqCOeziSA Then she did "Every Heartbeat" which you can watch below. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6akZSYRnJSg
On a newly uploaded episode of Drunk History, host Derek Waters sits down with Colton Dunn to tell the (drunken) story of the pioneering rap song "Rapper's Delight" by the Sugarhill Gang. The narration centers around the story of Sylvia Robinson, played by Retta from Parks and Recreation. Watch it below. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=blWuBCtBnSo So funny.
Dead & Company closed out night two at the Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum in Uniondale, New York last night, and it was a super strong show. The first night's show was also a confident kickoff to the run, but last night sounded incredible. The band got a banner raised to the rafters in honor of all of the many shows...
Third Man Records has partnered up with a fellow Detroit institution Shinola to create the first ever Third Man Turntable. The new item is now available for pre-order online now and will be available in Third Man Records stores on Black Friday. Every element, including the craftsmanship of the plinth, precision-machined aluminum platter, and powerful, ultra-quiet motor, is hand-assembled piece...
Bikini Kill is back for good this time! The band recently reunited for a series of shows in the major music metros and a stop in Chicago at Riot Fest, and today they just announced another huge set of shows for early next year spanning a bit of the globe. https://twitter.com/theebikinikill/status/1191399835527725056 The run kicks off with a proper Pacific Northwest return...
LOCKN' 2020 dates have been announced! The festival details leaked a little earlier than the official announcement via the C-Ville Weekly, and the big change is that the festival is moving up a few months to June. Next year's festival will be a special feature for Phil Lesh and his upcoming 80th Birthday early in 2020. The festival has confirmed...
Tedeschi Trucks Band is kicking off their Fall 2019 tour tonight and they've just announced a new set of shows for early next year, which means they're really starting to fill in metros and spots you may not have seen them in a while. Don't skip on seeing them while they're at their strongest. Starting the year in Macon, Georgia...
~NIGHT TWO STREAM / SETLIST~ Dead & Company are back for a few nights this Fall and a few nights this New Year's Eve, and tonight marks the start of a two-night run at the Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum in Uniondale, New York, a venue that has seen plenty of historic moments with the Grateful Dead band (and beyond). https://www.instagram.com/p/B4gzuclHmWm/ We'll be...
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Tyler, The Creator is bringing back his Camp Flog Gnaw Carnival this weekend, the 8th event held so far under the same name and curated by enigmatic artist. They're announcing that there will be tons available to live stream exclusively on Twitch via a FREE webcast, so that's sick because we sadly got denied for asking for press access...
Galactic has announced an early 2020 set of tour dates celebrating their now 25th year in existence as a band, an exceptional feat all around. The band will be bringing other funk and jam acts like Southern Avenue, Anders Osborne & Jackie Greene, Naughty Professor, Dirty Revival and special guest Chali 2na. Hit the full list of dates below and head...
moe. has announced their 30th Anniversary today with a start on the West Coast! Kicking things off in Seattle on February 27th, the band will play Portland, San Francisco, Lake Tahoe, Los Angeles and more before heading over to their first snoe.down in many years. See the dates below and head here for tickets for upcoming moe. shows.
Best Coast is back! The band just announced a new album called, Always Tomorrow, a new single called "For The First Time," and followed up with news of both that the band is touring pretty hard this coming early 2020 with openers Mannequin Pussy. Check out the new video below, directed by Kevin Hayes. The band says it's "about feeling...
Neil Young is the latest guest on the new Conan O'Brien podcast, Conan O'Brien Needs a Friend. Hear it here or stream it below. Neil and Conan sit down to talk about Neil's 1957 Eldorado Biarritz, why he won't allow his songs in commercials, the importance of preserving musical sound quality, recording his new album Colorado with Crazy Horse at...
The Raconteurs - Jack White, Brendan Benson, Jack Lawrence and Patrick Keeler - have just dropped a new video for the track, "Somedays (I Don't Feel Like Trying)," which you can watch below. The video, directed by Ben Chappell, features the iconic House On The Rock in Spring Green, WI. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PWGkaBQWfjo&feature=youtu.be The band continues their HELP US STRANGER tour this week with...
Khruangbin finished a major year of shows in the United States this summer with a show this past weekend in their hometown of Houston, Texas to play the White Oak Music Hall. From here, it's South America and Europe and beyond for these cool cats. By all accounts and in all social media hyping ahead of the event, the band...
Coldplay was the musical guest on last night's Saturday Night Live and got interactive with the crowd and danced some new songs into release. "Orphans" featured a crowd of dancers getting in on the action and the band performing throughout the studio as the song comes together and they make it on stage. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DZjaxlLBWsc "Everyday Life" debuted digitally right before the show...
Dead & Company just closed out their second night of two in New York City at the Madison Square Garden. Scroll down for the setlist and the videos from the show. The band was also webcasting their shows via video livestream from LiveDead.co, the service behind the Nugs.tv platform. Dead & Company at Madison Square Garden New York, NY 11.1.19 Set I:...
YESSSS! The team at Osiris Media and Jesse Jarnow have announced today that they're going to officially be telling the story of the Phish Big Cypress millennium celebration as a podcast series called After Midnight. You can hear a trailer on the upcoming series now here, and the first episode drops in a few weeks on November 14, 2020. This five-episode...
Following the news last week confirming their new single and that they have a new album on the way early next year (we expected it this year, though!), Tame Impala will bring The Slow Rush to life early next year with shows filling up their calendar. Today they have four new shows confirmed on the West Coast (and Mexico City)...
Right now the Rage Against the Machine fan message boards are going nuts after last night a mysterious Instagram account popped up showing dates in 2020 under the name of the band, something that could seem legit at first glance but truly no other information online supports that this is legit yet. RUMORED ONLY. https://www.instagram.com/p/B4Tw4qFlA3D/ Let the sleuthing begin, folks. This...
At last night's Widespread Panic Halloween show in New Orleans, the band came out strong with their friend George Porter Jr. joining them to start the show. He then lead the band on The Meters classic "Chicken Strut" with Dave Schools playing a rubber chicken, and then they vamped hard through a killer "Hey Pocky Way" with Schools and...
There is no doubt that the music world is still a bit stung from the untimely passing of Neal Casal earlier this summer. Tomorrow is when the artist would have celebrated his 51st birthday, and it's a good time to dive back into his work and make sure the fans got a chance to see him shine everywhere else...
~NIGHT TWO STREAM / SETLIST~ Dead & Company returned to the stage last night for the start of two nights in New York City at the Madison Square Garden. The spirit of the Grateful Dead continued strong once again as Bob Weir, John Mayer, Jeff Chimenti, Oteil Burbridge, Mickey Hart and Bill Kreutzmann, and they're set to play a set...
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Watch the new video that Grateful Dead released on today their YouTube channel as part of their All the Years Live series, a Halloween night throwback to "Lost Sailor/Saint Of Circumstance" from New York City. Fitting given that the Dead & Company gang are back in New York tonight for a show at Madison Square Garden, today is a great...
The newly re-minted experimental rock duo Battles just released a new album called Juice B Crypts on Warp Records, and yesterday a new video debuted for the single "Fort Greene Park," which you can watch below. The video was directed by Colin Read and shows the band winding their way through the city surrounded by "a small army of skaters,...
Phish released their first album over 25 years ago, so technically that means they would be eligible for the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame based on the standard submission rules. And yet they've just never been voted in. Some fans think they don't belong there, but some fans would love to see them as part of the next...
Trey Anastasio finished out his solo acoustic tour last night with the second of two shows in New York City at the famed Carnegie Hall. Scroll down to see the setlists from both the shows including a few fan-shot clips. Our friend Paul Citone was there and grabbed a few shots which you can see below. The poster was done by...