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Goose has released a single for Secretly Canadian's 25th Anniversary compilation, a groovy cover of Nina Simone's classic, "Sinnerman." I know the band recently worked it into a show during their 2021 tour, and I never got around to listening to that tape so I'm glad this dropped. Their rework of the song, made famous by Nina Simone, radically transforms...
Phish has announced the return of their Dinner And A Movie webcast celebration! Coming this upcoming Thanksgiving weekend, the band will show the sets from The Clifford Ball on both this Friday and Saturday night to benefit Meals on Wheels. Dinner and A Movie returns for a special holiday edition this Thanksgiving weekend to celebrate the 25th anniversary of Phish’s...
According to Deadline, Martin Scorsese is set to direct and produce a new biopic on the Grateful Dead. The news comes with the confirmation that Jonah Hill will be playing the Jerry Garcia role and will have a hand in producing the movie as well. Scott Alexander and Larry Karaszewski, who received rave reviews for penning American Crime Story: The...
Kraftwerk has announced a big set of tour dates for their 3-D live show coming to North America next summer. The band will start in St. Louis at The Pageant and play all throughout the Midwest before heading east for shows in Boston, New York, Philly and Washington, D.C. The band will finish the tour on the West Coast and...
Phish is about to take the stage at Santa Barbara Bowl for their final show before they head to Las Vegas for their four-night Halloween 2021 run. We're watching tonight from the couch, and then we'll be off to Sin City in the morning. The band has played the SB Bowl a few times and based on their last few...
Phish continued their Fall 2021 tour this weekend with a two-night run in San Francisco, California at the brand new Chase Center. The tour kickoff in Sacramento featured a first-time played ever "And So To Bed" which bodes well for what we may see for the rest of the tour. Here are the setlists from the shows: Phish @ Chase Center,...
Phish is kicking off their Fall 2021 tour tonight in Sacramento, California at the Golden 1 Center. The band has only had a month off between their Summer and Fall tours, and Trey was busy touring out East with Fishman for part of that break. We're guessing the band will be sounding pretty tight tonight from the jump. https://twitter.com/Phish_FTR/status/1449168756601729035 As always...
Phish kicks off their Fall 2021 tour today in Sacramento and they dropped a brand new Live Bait for us to enjoy while we're in transit to the shows! Head over to LivePhish for the Live Bait Vol. 18 download. 1. It's Ice > Glide (11/30/96 Arco Arena - Sacramento, CA) 14:30 2. Harry Hood (5/27/94 Warfield Theatre - San Francisco, CA) 12:53 3. Tweezer (3/30/93...
The team at Disney+ have released an official trailer for The Beatles: Get Back, the upcoming documentary series directed by Peter Jackson. The official trailer for #TheBeatlesGetBack is here! The Disney+ original docuseries, directed by Peter Jackson, will be arriving on Disney+ just in time for the Thanksgiving holiday. Made entirely from never-before-seen, restored footage, it provides the most intimate...
Phish is set to begin their Fall 2021 tour this Friday, October 15 in Sacramento, California and will play a ton of dates here in the state before winding their way down to Las Vegas, Nevada for their Halloween run. Thankfully you'll be able to watch the full tour from home if you can't break away or you had a...
This past weekend the Ohio State University Marching Band delivered a remarkable impressive tribute to my favorite power trio of all time, Rush. They take a run through  "The Spirit of Radio," "2112," "YYZ," "Tom Sawyer" and more. It's bonkers good, especially all of their formations. Check it out here.
Ahead of their recently announced New Year's Eve run, Phish bassist Mike Gordon will be heading out on the road with Leo Kottke to support their most recent LP, Noon. The tour is actually a wildly long time in the making, as it'll mark their "first live run together in more than 16 years." The nine-show run will kick off...
The lineup for next year's Sweetwater 420 Fest has been announced! Oysterhead, Trey Anastasio Band, and The String Cheese Incident will all be headlining, and they'll be joined by Umphrey's McGee, Snoop Dogg, Joe Russo's Almost Dead, Goose, and much, much more. The festival is set for the weekend of April 29-May 1, 2022 and will return to Centennial Olympic...
Dead & Company are about to kick off their two-night run at Wrigley Field, right in the heart of Chicago's Wrigleyville and Lakeview neighborhoods. Right as the show was about to start, severe weather rolled through and forced a "rain delay" for the concert. https://www.instagram.com/p/CT8THU3r8Ed/ But it wasn't a long one. They swiftly cleared the tarps off the gear and the show...
Dead & Company are about to kick off their show outside of Detroit in Clarkston, Michigan at the DTE Energy Music Theatre. As always we'll be following along with the stream tonight from the couch, so scroll down to see what the band played tonight. Head over to LiveDead.co to order up the video webcast of the show as well. Dead...
Dead & Company are about to kick off their show in Cuyahoga Falls, Ohio at the Blossom Music Center, their 12th show back on Summer Tour 2021. So far so good with the potentials abound for cancellations, so fingers crossed this keeps up. As always we'll be following along with the stream tonight from the couch, so scroll down to...
Phish just wrapped up their Summer Tour 2021 last night at Dick's and everyone's flying home today with huge smiles on their faces. The 22 shows the band played this summer were filled with tons of highlights and killer energy, and thankfully no cancellations due to breakthrough infections. And the two-night "lemonade" run that the band delivered at Shoreline...
Phish will be kicking off their third of three nights at Dick's Sporting Goods Park shortly, their 30th show at the venue! As always we'll be following along with the LivePhish webcast from home and taking notes as the show happens, so scroll down to see what the band played. Phish @ Dick's Sporting Goods Park, Commerce City CO 9.5.21 Set I: The...
Dead & Company are about to kick off their show in Hartford, Connecticut at the Xfinity Theatre following a two-night run in Mansfield, MA earlier this week ahead of Labor Day. As always we'll be following along with the stream tonight from the couch, so scroll down to see what the band played tonight. Head over to LiveDead.co to order...
Phish will be kicking off their second of three nights at Dick's Sporting Goods Park shortly, their 29th official show at the venue right outside of Denver and a special venue for the band all around. They even acknowledged it at last night's show and said something to the effect of, "here we are, 10 years later... still loving...
~ NIGHT #2 STREAM ~ Phish will be kicking off their first of three nights at Dick's Sporting Goods Park, their 10th run at the venue in Denver and a special venue for the band all around. We'll be following along with the LivePhish webcast and taking notes as the show happens, so scroll down to see what the band played. Phish...
~ HARTFORD STREAM ~ Dead & Company are about to kick off their second of two nights in Mansfield, MA at the 'ol Great Woods aka the Xfinity Center. Last night's show featured an unfinished "Dark Star" and a really rippin' second set in general, so we're excited to see what happens on stage tonight. As always we'll be following along...
~ HARTFORD STREAM ~ Dead & Company are about to kick off a two-night run in Mansfield, MA at the 'ol Great Woods aka Xfinity Center, their first shows this week after a few nights off between shows. Last weekend's shows at SPAC and Hersheypark Stadium were both fantastic shows, so we're expecting a bit of energy in the band...
Phish is taking the stage soon for their first of two nights at Shoreline Amphitheatre in Mountain View, California, the rescheduled Lake Tahoe run that would not be possible whatsoever due to the Caldor Fire in the area. So glad that the Phish organization was able to get it rescheduled to a different venue. And as such, the band will...
Phish is about to kick off their third and final night at The Gorge Amphitheatre in Washington as part of their Summer 2021 tour. As always we'll be following along with the LivePhish webcast from home, so scroll down to see the setlist as the evening progresses. Phish @ The Gorge, George WA 8.29.21 Set I: Cool Amber and Mercury, The Moma...
Lee "Scratch" Perry, the famous reggae and dub record producer from Jamaica, has passed away at the age of 85. The news was confirmed by Andrew Holness, the Prime Minister of Jamaica. https://twitter.com/AndrewHolnessJM/status/1431994929841049606?s=20 Time to burn a spliff and toss on some of his old records. R.I.P. Read More: Jamaica Observer, DancehallMag, Rolling Stone, Pitchfork https://twitter.com/dusttoodigital/status/1432002842261348354 This story is still developing...
Phish is in the middle of their three-night run at The Gorge Amphitheatre in Washington state and they've already dropped a highlight on their YouTube channel from what will likely become the jam of the run. In the middle of set two on Night #1, the band dropped into a slinky "Camel Walk" and almost seemed like they were going...
~ GORGE #3 STREAM ~ Phish kicked off their second leg of their Summer Tour 2021 last night and began a three-night run at The Gorge in George, Washington. Tonight they're back for Round #2. How about that "Camel Walk," y'all?! After last night's big jam being credited to probably the least expected song in the band's arsenal, I'd say we're...
Dead & Company just finished up their eighth show of Summer Tour 2021, a killer throwdown show at Hersheypark Stadium in Hershey, Pennsylvania. They even seemed to play right into their encore slot and just decided to not leave the stage before they sent everyone home with a final tune before their hard curfew hit. The show kicked off with...
~ GORGE #3 STREAM ~ Phish kicked off their second leg of their Summer Tour 2021 and began a three-night run at The Gorge in George, Washington last night. The band finished up on the East Coast a week and a half ago with a big three-night run on the Atlantic City Boardwalk beach, and the band came out like...
~ HERSHEY STREAM ~ Dead & Company rolled through yet another New York stop last night with Night #7 of their Summer Tour 2021. The band played at Saratoga Performing Arts Center in Saratoga Springs, New York and delivered two more great sets to notch on their belt since returning from the live music industry hiatus. https://twitter.com/PhanArt/status/1431415409903800321 The show started with a...
Phish fans have been paying close attention to the upcoming Lake Tahoe run and what's been happening in Northern California surrounding the Caldor Fire. The situation has been developing rapidly, and the fire still isn't contained enough to inspire much confidence among fans that the Tahoe run would take place, especially considering every other concert there in the past...
~ HERSHEY STREAM ~ Dead & Company just finished off Night #6 of their Summer Tour 2021 at Darien Lake Amphitheater in Upstate New York. We're pretty blessed to be able to see Bob Weir, Mickey Hart and Bill Kreutzmann keep playing together, and their bandmates of John Mayer, Jeff Chimenti and Oteil Burbridge continue to be the glue that...
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Charlie Watts, the beloved drummer of The Rolling Stones, has passed away. In a statement sent out via The Rolling Stones and Watts' spokesperson, the news was shared that he passed away in a London hospital surrounded by his family. Horribly sad news. 😭 https://twitter.com/RollingStones/status/1430209721567416323 https://twitter.com/ringostarrmusic/status/1430214308101705730 https://twitter.com/GenePark/status/1430214395469107200 https://twitter.com/PaulMcCartney/status/1430221433100177409?s=20 This story is still developing...
My Morning Jacket have announced a new album, a self-titled double LP that's due out on October 22 via ATO Records. The band also shared the first single and video from the release, a psychedelic drone-y jam called "Regularly Scheduled Programming." It's pretty sick. "I know that feeling you get from driving around blasting music you love, or even lying in...
~ HERSHEY STREAM ~ Dead & Company just closed off Night #5 of their Summer Tour 2021 at Bethel Woods in New York, right where that infamous Woodstock '69 event went down. As a nod to the Grateful Dead's appearance there, the band revisited what they played as their set two and gave it a fitting rendition. For set one, the...
~ HERSHEY STREAM ~ Dead & Company played in Philly last night for Night #4 of Summer Tour 2021 at Citizens Bank Park where the Phillies play. The previous night's show at Citi Field in New York had some fantastic moments (and some tragic news as well), and the show in Philadelphia was no exception. The band had to put...
Dead & Company played their third show of Summer Tour 2021 last night at Citi Field in New York, and by most accounts it looked like a great show. But the NY Post is reporting that the event turned tragic for some, as witness reports state that a fan fell off the balcony during set-break and sustained injuries that resulted...
~ LATEST DEAD & CO SETLIST ~ Dead & Company played Night #3 of Summer Tour 2021 last night at Citi Field in New York, and following two excellent shows to start the tour, we were pretty jazzed to see what they were going to bring to the table for the show. As you know, the Grateful Dead has a long...
Phish just finished off a three-night run on the Atlantic City beach boardwalk with too many highlights to list. The band just shared one of the clear wins from Night #3 on their YouTube channel, the moment when the band "finished" their "Scents and Subtle Sounds" version from the night before by playing the intro portion that was skipped. As...
Trey Anastasio is readying his TAB band for their upcoming Fall 2021 tour and just announced that they will be asking fans to make sure they're COVID-19 safe if they plan to come to the show. That means that "all ticket holders to TAB’s fall tour dates must provide proof of full vaccination against COVID-19" (which means get your vax...
~ HERSHEY STREAM ~ Dead & Company just finished up their second night of Summer Tour 2021 in Bristow, VA. The first show back on tour had the band sounding strong for taking such a long break off the road, and tonight's show was no exception. The band opened with "Cold Rain and Snow" and worked in a few of my...
~ HERSHEY STREAM ~ Dead & Company just finished off their first show of Summer Tour 2021 at Walnut Creek in Raleigh, North Carolina, their first show back following the shutdowns and show cancellations in 2020. In case you're out of the loop, this is the lineup that's been steady for the past few years and features Grateful Dead members Bob...
Phish will be kicking off their third and final night shortly on the beach in Atlantic City, New Jersey. As always we'll be following along with the show from the couch, so scroll down if you want to see what the band played before it drops on LivePhish tomorrow AM. Scroll down to see what went down on Night #3 in...
~ NIGHT #3 SETLIST ~ Phish will be kicking off their second of three nights shortly on the beach inAtlantic City, New Jersey. As always we'll be following along with the show from the couch, so scroll down if you want to see what the band played before it drops on LivePhish tomorrow AM. Scroll down to see what went down on...
~ NIGHT #3 SETLIST ~ Phish will be kicking off a three-night run in Atlantic City, New Jersey shortly, and we'll be following along with the show from the couch. This will be the last three shows on the East Coast before the band takes a week off and then heads West to play The Gorge, Lake Tahoe and Dick's...
AEG Presents announced today that it will be requiring proof of vaccination for entry into its owned and operated clubs, theaters, and festivals. AEG Presents is either an owner or partner in such iconic venues and festivals as New York’s Webster Hall and Brooklyn Steel, The Roxy and El Rey Theatre in Los Angeles, The Theatre at Resorts World Las...
Phish has announced that they're going to start requiring full proof of vaccination against COVID-19 or a negative test as a prerequisite to get into shows coming up after the Atlantic City run. The band will then take a week off after AC before heading West to play the Gorge, Lake Tahoe, and Dick's in Denver, so fans attending those...
Phish is about to take the stage for Night #2 at Hersheypark Stadium in Hershey, Pennsylvania. Follow along below for the setlist as it comes in... Phish @ Hersheypark Stadium, Hershey PA 8.11.21 Set I: You Sexy Thing, Wombat^, Free, A Song I Heard the Ocean Sing, Halley's Comet -> Lonely Trip#, Gotta Jibboo > Meat > Maze Set II: Theme from the Bottom...
~ NIGHT #2 SETLIST ~ Phish is set to begin a two-night run this evening in Hershey, Pennsylvania, and it's looking a little stormy as lots open up and the gates open soon. Hopefully no show delays! Follow along below for the setlist as it comes in... Phish @ Hersheypark Stadium, Hershey PA 8.10.21 Set I: First Tube, Axila I, Fuego > Runaway...

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