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Last night there was a big Prince event on YouTube where the livestream debut of Prince And The Revolution: Live was made public and will be streaming for free all weekend there. Looks like the full soundtrack is now out everywhere on streaming, and there are some serious gems in this one. Check it out below on Spotify or here on...
The Rolling Stones have been airing live concert footage every Sunday on their YouTube channel on a new series called Extra Licks!, and the newest selection for this Sunday was just made public on the band's channel. For this week's show, the band will show highlights from the Live At The Fonda Theatre release showing footage from the band's 2015...
Kamasi Washington is all over the new Becoming documentary out now on Netflix detailing the life of former First Lady Michelle Obama. The full soundtrack for the special is now out on streaming available everywhere, so get a taste below via Spotify. https://open.spotify.com/album/03ZDW1rnnecmoDBmRXt3A1?si=DPC5lGxxTnSJ8G0vILeUqw
The Prince Estate got together with YouTube and Google for a once in a lifetime style event celebrating the mighty Purple One. https://twitter.com/prince/status/1261084503285604352 All this weekend, after premiering at 8pm ET on Thursday May 14th, you can stream this incredible Prince and the Revolution Live concert before it goes away again forever. The goal is to raise funds for the COVID-19...
Gayngs just dropped a new track on their Bandcamp that apparently would have been featured in a live debut today at a show at First Avenue in Minneapolis, but due to the social distancing restrictions everywhere they didn't get to celebrate that Prince 50th Anniversary they had planned. Shucks. Instead the Bon Iver / Justin Vernon supergroup side project thingy...
Dead & Company have announced their next One More Saturday Night livestream selection. Coming up this Saturday, May 16th, the band will air their New Year's Eve show from last year when they broke in the Chase Center in San Francisco. https://livemusicblog.com/news/dead-company-new-years-eve-san-francisco-setlist-videos/ Scroll down to see the setlist from the show, and tune in this Saturday for the show. https://twitter.com/deadandcompany/status/1261053592703602688
Widespread Panic has announced their next Never Miss a Sunday Show webcast coming up this weekend. The band will be showing their Halloween show at UNO Lakefront Arena on October 31, 2019, and you can tune in this Sunday, May 17th at 8pm on YouTube and Facebook. Similar to the way that Dead And Company just re-aired a New Orleans...
Pearl Jam has released an official video for "Retrograde" off their newest LP, Gigaton. The video was directed by Josh Wakely. The animated clip opens with a lone traveler driving through the rain and descending upon a strip mall. Visiting a psychic, the protagonist witnesses the destruction of the world in a crystal ball as the seas overtake the Eiffel...
Spafford has announced a special show during the social distancing period at the Digital Drive-In drive-in movie theater in Mesa, Arizona coming up this May 24th. "We are extremely excited for this opportunity. Everyone on our team has been working tirelessly to ensure that this will be an amazing experience that follows all social distancing guidelines. We want to provide...
The Grateful Dead have confirmed their next Friday night Shakedown Stream selection will be the band's June 17th, 1991 show at Giant's Stadium. https://twitter.com/lemieuxdavid/status/1260954500153528321 Here's the setlist from the show: No clue yet who's joining along for the pre-show, but last week's Bob Weir appearance netted the band a ton of donations that went to good causes. The band has released a...
Electric Daisy Carnival has announced the lineup for their upcoming Virtual Rave-a-Thon coming this weekend on their social channels. Tons of huge names in EDM will be appearing for sets, and everything will kick off this Friday, May 15th at 5pm. LIVE faves like Zhu, Borgore, Benny Benassi, Kaskade, Flosstradamus, Duke Demont, Tokimonsta, Afrojack and more will all be there. Tune...
The Los Angeles Times have announced that this year's Hollywood Bowl season has been cancelled. For the first time in its nearly 100-year history, the Hollywood Bowl is canceling its entire season — a loss that amounts to far more than opening night with Brandi Carlile, the film screenings and sing-alongs, the concerts starring Diana Ross, Yuja Wang and Janelle...
Radiohead has continued their now weekly tradition of broadcasting old live shows from the archives on their YouTube channel, and they've gone ahead and announced tomorrow's show will be their Live at Summer Sonic set from 8/21/16 in Japan. Here's the setlist from the show: Tune in tomorrow, Thursday May 14th, for the show. Everything starts at 5pm ET / 2pm...
Trey Anastasio has announced that his upcoming symphony shows this June have been rescheduled to June 2021. See the updated show dates below. All tickets for the original dates will be honored and refunds are available at the point of purchase. TREY ANASTASIO JUNE 2021 SYMPHONY SHOWS June 16 Kimmel Center for the Performing Arts - Philadelphia, PA June 18 Tanglewood - Lenox,...
For some of us that never got to see the Broadway musical Hamilton, there was some excellent news today from the creators. They've had a filmed performance of the record-breaking musical with the original cast and planned on a full theatrical release next October, but they're speeding that up quite a bit for a July 3rd release on the...
Run the Jewels has been readying their fourth LP, RTJ4, and two singles have dropped so far that have gotten fans hyped for the new beats. But there's tons more coming... including a track with 2 Chainz, Pharrell Williams, Zack De La Rocha, Mavis Staples and Josh Homme. Today EL-P announced that the release will finally have a proper release...
moe. has announced that their upcoming June/July 2020 tour will need to be postponed and rescheduled to 2021. Read the letter they just posted on their newsletter. Dear famoe.ly, We are saddened to announce, due to the ongoing pandemic, our 2020 summer tour has been rescheduled to the summer of 2021. This decision is made with the health, safety, and well-being of...
Premiering yesterday on the Billy Strings YouTube channel was a pair of sets from his 2019 appearance at Tipitina's down in New Orleans. The show featured a sit-in by young shredder Brandon "Taz" Niederauer. The show was webcast live so we've got great quality sound and video from the show, and you can tune into both sets either here or...
Tame Impala has always been the brainchild of lead songwriter Kevin Parker, so when he was asked to bring a new single from his The Slow Rush LP out earlier this year, it wasn't too much of a stretch that he'd have to perform the song on his own. Watch the creative clip below. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ewKBFoLYpL4
Phish is debuting a new archival release on LivePhish soon and Kevin Shapiro is taking to the airwaves today on SiriusXM to debut some of the tracks. Fans were hip to the logo art that got released teasing today's event, noting that the New Mexico flag appears prominently and not much else was revealed. Today, PhishRadio revealed that it would...
Bon Iver has released the official video for his "PDLIF" single which was recorded and released during social distancing. All proceeds from the track benefit Direct Relief, a humanitarian aid organization. The vide was produced and directed by Aaron Anderson and Eric Timothy Carlson. Watch it here.
Goose has announced the Summer 2020 Bingo Tour which will feature a set of livestreams coming up at the end of June. From June 19-28 we'll be live streaming 5 nights of performances from The Goose Community Rec Center. The 5 nights will include 8 full sets plus special events TBA. Merch packages including posters, t-shirts and pins are available...
Foo Fighters frontman Dave Grohl has penned an incredible new column in The Atlantic that hit hard for any live music fans. Must-read immediately. I don’t know when it will be safe to return to singing arm in arm at the top of our lungs, hearts racing, bodies moving, souls bursting with life. But I do know that we will...
In an announcement just posted across social media, the Disco Biscuits team has sadly been forced to announce the inevitable. Camp Bisco will be cancelling this year's festival and moving everything to 2021. Anyone that hangs onto their passes will have access to a special pre-party they'll be hosting next year as part of the event on July 7th. The...
While most music festivals have already been forced to announce a cancel or a reschedule for this year's season, Peach Music Festival was one that fans would hoped would be spared. Sadly in a new post today it's clear that's just not going to be the case, as the festival has announced they're pushing everything to Fourth of July...
On last night's new episode of Terrapin TV hosted by Phil Lesh, he's welcomed along a new set of guests to help raise funds for the Terrapin Crossroads staff, including one of those Phish-y guests that we love so dearly. Staff member Molly was the first to kick off the stream, and she's a huge Phish fan and they kept...
The Spirit of the Suwannee Music Park is teaming up with Relix Magazine for next weekend's Suwannee at Home: Spirit Raiser 2020 virtual online festival. Set for Friday May 15th through Sunday, May 17th, the festival is being organized to raise funds for their community and festival support staff. Like some of the stuff we're seeing out there now during...
"I just heard the news about Little Richard and I’m so grieved."
Following last night's battle with Erykah Badu and Jill Scott, Verzuz has announced that their next battle will feature Ludacris vs. Nelly. Move, bitch! It's hot in herre! 🎤🔥 https://twitter.com/verzuzonline/status/1259311762366660614 Stay tuned to Instagram this upcoming Saturday, May 16th for the event.
On last night's Saturday Night Live season finale (at home), Pete Davidson is back with backup Chris Redd to perform another one of his "raps." This time he's taking on Danny Trejo as the subject. Watch his song "Danny Trejo Song" about Trejo's wild career and IMDB page below. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QyU_MfR120o
By now you've probably seen a clip here or there floating around the internet containing a young female drummer just absolutely crushing some hard rock classics. Yoyoka Soma is her name, and she's from Ishikari, Japan. She first caught wind a few years back at age 8 when she entered an online video contest covering Led Zeppelin's "Good Times...
In a much hyped event Jill Scott and Erykah Badu took part in a Verzuz battle on Instagram Live. The "battle" ended up flowing more like two friends trading songs they love. Erykah, up first in each round, seemed to have a strategy and consideration for what she was playing in what order. Jill was playing from her iPhone, and...
Widespread Panic has announced the next selection for their weekly Never Miss a Sunday Show livestreams held every Sunday night. They've been showing us a fantastic mix of old and new so far, and tomorrow's show is a nice throwback to the early aughts with their February 10th, 2011 show from Classic Center in Athens, Georgia. This show served...
Little Richard, one of the founding fathers of all things rock and roll and one of the most exciting musicians our world has ever known, has passed away at the age of 87 as reported by Rolling Stone. The cause of death has been revealed as cancer which was confirmed by the musicians's son via New York Times. https://twitter.com/DavBrowne/status/1259117714578292737 https://twitter.com/vurnt22/status/1259123644430716929 https://twitter.com/pitchfork/status/1259117949845209090 https://twitter.com/intothecrevasse/status/1259120027078459392 https://twitter.com/GregProops/status/1259118896256135168 https://twitter.com/Steven_Hyden/status/1259124553839775744 https://twitter.com/bourgwick/status/1259122799765045248 https://twitter.com/RedRocksCO/status/1259128493897465856 https://twitter.com/RollingStone/status/1259134798653804547 https://twitter.com/questlove/status/1259124800636755968 https://twitter.com/stonesthrow/status/1259127820921401344 https://www.facebook.com/bobdylan/posts/10163359789960696?__xts__%5B0%5D=68.ARCBo2VPhsbMi8DHvtUgexa7FVtJlT9ELvuBOfETX_9a-3nJIpBaw-uHnbn_wbnZ1Q6vDXgqWglYxYzgCuTaD8w3oIIGRNI3lYLxLyz5Qpack_kvBUkQgGnUAjkpJFb_HEEiEO-lzxQPVuiJUKsciscARGRq_FRlqNH8PGFFimQ4YC5VuELdy4ijcjHwc9UVPEoFnTJw-77oa9K2h7FfMGTY4dCjNibsklAbXuboMQ3OpDAT51WYrRMAf0aqtjxzl1FKdxEEgiiXz-hGzmeShtKlRdIJK4wG3rRGh1pJRFXEFuS5CtDc9NC1ADM-jC0O0CoG19lTUlDkJKVqW9tJ3VmYOME_024gy4Xkq8QFOA&__tn__=-R This story is...
On last night's Shakedown Stream pre-show chat ahead of the weekly Grateful Dead livestream with archivist David Lemieux, Gary Lambert and special guest Bob Weir, the usual hosts asked Bobby about how he's been staying creativity during the social distancing period. Bob's answer was pretty incredible. First, he said he was working on a book, an opera, some orchestral stuff,...
Phish has chosen their next installment of the Dinner And A Movie livestreams every week. Coming this Tuesday, May 12th, the band will throwback to their August 3rd, 2018 show from Verizon Amphitheatre in Alpharetta, GA. As always you can tune into the band's normal webcast portal or head to their Facebook page for the action. Jon and Briar Fishman...
Dead & Company have chosen their next One More Saturday Night webcast set for this Saturday, May 8th. The band is throwing back to their February 24th, 2018 show at Smoothie King Arena in New Orleans, as the band was supposed to be delivering a two-set show at this year's Jazz Fest until it was postponed due to coronavirus. This...
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Late last year, Joe Russo's Almost Dead came together at Brooklyn Bowl for a big HeadCount benefit called Make Democracy RAD Again. The show featured a fan-driven setlist that was voted on before the band ever hit the stage, but as always JRAD put their own wildly unique take on the Grateful Dead classics. Today HeadCount announced that the show...
Willie Nelson has released a cover version of the old "I'm the Only Hell My Mama Ever Raised" ahead of this weekend's Mother's Day holiday. The song is part of a new LP coming this summer called First Rose of Spring, due out on July 3rd via Legacy Records. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kFPdHJcWEmA
Today The Lumineers will be hosting a massive livestream event called Colorado Gives Back, bringing together a who's who in music that thrives in the Centennial State. https://twitter.com/thelumineers/status/1258506948443426816 The band will be hosting on the Red Rocks State and will bring Onerepublic, Jewel, Nathaniel Rateliff, Bill Nershi and Kyle Hollingsworth from String Cheese Incident and much much more. Check out the full...
The Rolling Stones have announced their next selection for their weekly livestream series airing every Sunday on their YouTube channel. For this week's selection, the band will show some of their Havana Moon release. The performance was shot on their América Latina Olé Tour when the band played in Havana, Cuba. Here's a little teaser of what we're going to see: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=etnpxfvhcy0 Tune...
Gillian Welch released a new song today called "Happy Mother's Day" in celebration of this Sunday's upcoming holiday. This release is now out on Acony Records, and while it may seem like it was made for this year's socially distant holiday, turns out Welch wrote the song previously. "I wrote this song one May when I was far away and...
Bob Dylan has announced his new LP, Rough and Rowdy Ways, due out on June 19th. He's released a new single called "False Prophet" as well, which you can hear below. This follows his latest two singles, "Murder Most Foul" and "I Contain Multitudes," which will both be on the new release. You can pre-order it now. Here's the album cover...
Jason Isbell was the latest guest on The Daily Social Distancing Show with Trevor Noah and chatted about the coronavirus and its devastating effect on the music industry. https://youtu.be/U3C-XwM55kA His new LP, Reunions, drops at independent record stores tomorrow (May 8th) one week ahead of dropping on streaming services everywhere. He was also joined by his wife Amanda Shires on a...
Weezer will be the special guests on The Simpsons this Sunday, May 10th, at 9pm EST / 8pm CST on Fox, and to hype up their appearance, the band is shown below playing their version of the iconic theme song in full animated glory. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=abNZKWa3s_Y&feature=youtu.be As for the episode, well, it sounds incredible and the band will even be debuting a...
Here's a little something that will brighten any Phish fan's spirits following last week's news that Phish has been forced to cancel their summer tour and move all the dates to 2021. The Princeton Footnotes have shared a new, a capella arrangement of Phish "Julius" from their respective homes, along with a note celebrating the release. Princeton sent students home in...
https://twitter.com/secondskyfest/status/1259184579929272321 Porter Robinson has announced an all-day livestream this upcoming Saturday, May 9th for his music festival brand, Secret Sky, working with promotor Brownies & Lemonade and Goldenvoice. And he's welcoming a who's who of friends and innovators in the music world, all in the same vein as Robinson's prolific creativity over the last few years. This festival is going to...
Neil Young has posted a new Fireside Sessions video on his Neil Young Archives site. Tune in here. https://www.jambase.com/article/neil-young-fireside-sessions-through-my-sails-video https://www.rollingstone.com/music/music-news/see-neil-youngs-fourth-fireside-sessions-concert-995377/
The Barr Brothers have shared two previously unreleased tracks today along with a companion video. The new jams, "Red Moth Solar Companion" and "Saint Cecilia", are both from the band's Queens of the Breakers studio sessions and they had planned to put them out in another fashion. Due to the current state of affairs, the band decided to "turn them...

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