Justin Ward

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Ad Ops Nerd. Living that San Diego life. Chicago born and raised.
TMZ is reporting that Brian Anthony Howe, the former lead vocalist for Bad Company, has passed away due to cardiac arrest. He joined Bad Company back in 1983. https://twitter.com/EddieTrunk/status/1258383972696031233 This story is still developing...
Dave Matthews Band has announced a weekly webcast series called the Drive-In Concert Series starting tonight (Wed. 5/6) and continuing on every week for the foreseeable future. Up first is the band's performance from Deer Creek in Indianapolis, IN on June 29, 2019, which you can see the setlist for below. Tune in below for the show which kicks off...
The Grateful Dead have announced they're releasing a 50th anniversary deluxe edition of their seminal classic, Workingman's Dead. Chances are, you saw this one coming and if you've done your Grateful Dead math, you know that this year's 50th anniversary releases will be nothing short of spectacular. And not just because we'll be offering upgrades on two of the band's...
In a new post on social media, Phil Lesh has announced that he's going to be bringing some tunes to the fans and supporters at Terrapin Crossroads via a virtual concert tonight, Wednesday May 6th. Terrapin Crossroads is a restaurant and music venue, but above all it is a community- and in our digital age, that community is not bound to...
"the best festival experience I’ve ever had in America"
Bob Weir has announced their next Weir Wednesdays webcast debuting tonight on the band's YouTube page. For this week's show, he'll be broadcasting a re-run of his Bob Weir and Wolf Bros performance at the Ryman Auditorium on 11/5/18. This show is NOT to be missed and featured sit-ins with John Oates, Margo Price and Buddy Miller. Spoiler alert: here's the...
Sad news today as it's being reported that Florian Schneider of the hugely influential German electronic band Kraftwerk has passed away. He was 73. I've been a major fan of Kraftwerk since I discovered their music in college, and seeing how they influenced the entirety of electronic music, hip-hop culture, and high-minded artistic aesthetics has changed a lot of how...
Pitchfork has announced that this year's iteration of their incredible Pitchfork Music Festival in Chicago has been cancelled due to the coronavirus COVID-19 outbreak. Refunds will be given, and they're planning on coming back in 2021 "if the public health situation allows for it." In the meantime, we have plans for more livestreams, and more ways to use the full weight...
Well it looks like Guns N' Roses may have a new chart hit this week thanks to our President of the United States' visit to Arizona yesterday. On a visit to the Honeywell plant where they make masks that are used as PPE, the President left the music over the PA on full blast and it was the legendary Wings...
The Grateful Dead have already confirmed their next Shakedown Stream livestream for this Friday night, May 8th. The band will be airing their July 2, 1989 show from Foxboro, MA, and they've announced that Bob Weir will be joining the webcast for the pre-show hang with David Lemieux and Gary Lambert. https://twitter.com/GratefulDead/status/1256660960577613824 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ilu0zNqCoo0 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VnCvS2A7REo  
Tune in later today for the 504life Livestream, a call for raising funds for New Orleans' front-line workers and hospital staff that need PPE badly. Featuring a diverse lineup of New Orleans musical royalty like Jon Batiste, Trombone Shorty, Big Freedia, Trumpet Mafia, Mannie Fresh, Juvenile, and George Porter Jr. of The Meters. Pete Shapiro from Brooklyn Bowl and the...
Phish has just announced that they have rescheduled their 2020 summer tour dates to next summer. We’ve been as excited as ever to play music for you all, and are so heartbroken to postpone these dates. The health and well-being of Phish fans, our touring crew, and the communities in which the band plays is our top concern. Every show has...
Jam Cruise has sadly announced that they do not plan to host their yearly event coming up this January 2021. In a letter published on their mailing list and on social media channels, they've confirmed that they're not going anywhere but that 2021 is just too early and seems too up in the air to plan a major cruise around. Read...
The Rolling Stones are joining in on the free livestream and webcast game starting this Sunday, May 3rd! They're calling it Extra Licks and they're choosing a doozy as the first show on the lineup. https://twitter.com/RollingStones/status/1256206745107644419 Their release Olé Olé Olé! is the first one up. Stay tuned to their YouTube page as more drop each week over the next month and...
Phish has picked their next free webcast for next Tuesday's Dinner And A Movie celebration livestream event, this time featuring the band's Riviera Maya show from Mexico on January 15th, 2017 and Page offering up tacos as the menu for the evening. Watch the full performance below. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AG9-7XBwPTY The band originally chose the "Ghost" from set one as a highlight from the...
Bob Weir and Wolf Bros have announced they will be cancelling the remainder of their 2020 tour dates still on the books as of right now. In a letter on their socials, they stress that "the health, well-being and safety of everyone in our live music community continues to be our priority" and thus they're offering automatic refunds for...
Dead & Company have confirmed their next selection for their weekly livestream series, One More Saturday Night, coming up this Saturday, May 2nd. The band will be airing their June 6th, 2018 show from Noblesville, Indiana, i.e. Deer Creek, a very famous venue in Grateful Dead lore. Tune in below for the YouTube link when the show goes live this Saturday...
Parcels have just released an in-studio live album called Live Vol. 1, out now on Kitsuné Musique/Because Music. Along with the full-length album, they've just premiered the video visuals that accompany the session. They've also announced they'll be hosting a worldwide listening party and live chat with the band members set for Tuesday, May 5th at 12:00pm EST here. Recorded live...
Radiohead has been streaming concerts every week as part of their #StayHome #WithMe livestream series on their YouTube channel, and this week's selection is a solid pick and worth your attention. The band has chosen their Coachella 2012 set for the broadcast, which you can watch here on YouTube (or below). https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=C9_IhE5Xk0k Check out the full setlist from the show here.
Mike Gordon is continuing on with his weekly Instagram Live sessions tonight with a hang with famed photographer Danny Clinch, someone who's worked with Phish a million times over the years. Tune in around 8pm EST for the hang. 🌵 https://twitter.com/mike_gordon/status/1255651418679250946
Thom Yorke delivered a brand new song debut tonight on The Tonight Show: At Home Edition with Jimmy Fallon, playing a solo piano version of a new one called "Plasticine Figures" and facing the camera only briefly when he wasn't studying the notes he had placed out of frame on the song. Watch his performance of the new one below....
Widespread Panic will need to pass on booking and announcing their annual Red Rocks run this year due to the coronavirus outbreak and forced social distancing. As it'll be a while as the world waits for a vaccine to arrive, the band just wouldn't want to put fans at risk in June and they said no other dates at...
In a letter published on the Newport Folk Festival and Newport Jazz Festival social media pages, they have confirmed that sadly this year's festivals will be cancelled. 😢 With the COVID-19 pandemic continuing to evolve unpredictably and in accordance with state guidance on large gatherings, we are deeply saddened to announce that both the 2020 Newport Folk and Newport Jazz...
My Morning Jacket has announced they will be offering up free live webcasts from their archives monthly starting this on Friday, May 1st at 8pm ET, kicking off this week with the band's set from Shaky Knees Music Festival in 2016. They've also just added a few more shows to their Nugs.net live show archive. Friends!!! In times like these it...
Happy birthday to Willie Nelson! The legendary country music singer, songwriter and stoner turns 87 years old today (April 29th, 2020) and will be getting complimented and praised all day from the music scene. As a nice gift back to fans, as well as a good way to raise money for his Farm Aid charity, Nelson and team will be...
Sadly Summer Camp Music Festival was forced to postpone this year's in-person gathering over Memorial Day weekend in Illinois, and the festival is scheduled to take place during the fall now. Thankfully the team is staying busy in the absence of being able to host the event soon and moved their focus to the digital realm. They'll be offering up...
The latest Family Guy episode takes on the classic hit "Panama," the Van Halen song that "kicks too much ass and shreds way too hard," as a major plot point on their recent episode airing on FOX April 26th. In the April 26 Family Guy episode titled "Coma Guy," Peter admits he’s never read a book in his life. Disgusted...
The Grateful Dead have announced their next Shakedown Stream celebration for this Friday, May 1st. The band will be showing their film, The Closing Of Winterland, and the pre-show with Dave Lemieux and Gary Lambert will feature former Dead vocalist in the 70's, Donna Jean Godchaux. Tune in on Friday at 8pm EST / 5pm PST for the show. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=v4hIP9Y0OHs https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xmR46_plAbQ
Run The Jewels have released their official music video for their new single "Ooh LA LA" (feat. Greg Nice & DJ Premier), the first from the "ferociously" anticipated new album RTJ4. They were able to shoot the video in early March before everything shut down and communities were forced into social distancing. Be on the lookout for a cameo from Rage...
Big Thief has released a brand new standalone track called "Love In Mine," an outtake from the band's recording sessions of Two Hands. Some fans have already heard this as it originally dropped as a B-side of a 7" mailed to fans ahead of the Two Hands LP announcement. It follows their recently released EP Demos Vol. 1 - Topanga Canyon,...
Trey Anastasio will be hitting the airwaves this Friday for the start of the Rubble Jungle Radio show on Phish's SiriusXM channel, PhishRadio. He's sat in for some shows here and there in the past when the channel launched, but so far he hasn't spent a lot of time on air. He recently gave an excellent interview to Rolling Stone...
Daft Punk recently made some heavy headlines with the news in Variety that they may be returning to score an upcoming film called Black Glasses. The film director, Dario Argento, was quoted as saying that it was a lock. “They heard from French friends that I was shooting a new film and called me , ‘We want to work with...
BADBADNOTGOOD has released a new double single featuring "Goodbye Blue" and "Glide (Goodbye Blue PT 2)," an instrumental version of the track. Frequent collaborator Jonah Yano serves as lead vocals on the single. Watch the video here or below. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DwUkLdbgNso&feature=youtu.be https://open.spotify.com/album/6OuG66xTeIZgoezhUcnsmR?si=C4zV4-3vTAGEJFRj6KXoyg
Khruangbin have been teasing this new for a hot minute now, and today we finally have confirmation that it's here: their third LP is called Mordechai and is ready and available for pre-order. The album will be released on Dead Oceans this upcoming June 26, 2020. The Texas trio are also readying the debut of the first single, "Time (You...
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Flying Lotus is never one to rest on his laurels at all, having just helped deliver the new Thundercat LP, It Is What It Is, and today he just confirmed that he'll be delivering some more gold right around the corner. His latest LP, Flamagra, is getting a companion of instrumentals out on Warp Records this upcoming May 29th, and...
Oh Sees have announced updated UK tour dates following the postponement of their initial May dates, moving them now to the end of the year. The band also confirmed they would be touring this September around the United States, including a two-night run at San Francisco's August Hall to kick off the tour with multi-night runs in Seattle, Chicago, New...
Here's a little feel-good music for your Sunday morning. The Barton Hills Choir got together (from home) and recorded covers of Grateful Dead classics "Going Down the Road Feeling Bad / I Know You Rider" featuring Shakedown Street's Josh Rosen on guitar, Rock and Roll Playhouse's Adam Roberts on bass, Dark Star Orchestra's Robert Koritz on drums, and Aaron...
Even though we're socially isolated right now, it's refreshing to see Saturday Night Live still producing new shows from home. On last night's show they had Brad Pitt playing Dr. Anthony Fauci and they welcomed Miley Cyrus as the musical guest. Watch her perform a cover of the Pink Floyd classic, "Wish You Were Here" (from home) below. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zUYo8xQf4PY  
Phish has confirmed the next episode of their Dinner And A Movie free webcasts coming this Tuesday, April 28th. This next episode will be the band's show on October 28, 2016 from MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas, NV. Tune in this coming Tuesday at 8:30PM ET at webcast.livephish.com or Phish's Facebook page. Mike Gordon gets to pick the...
Phish frontman Trey Anastasio spoke with Rolling Stone's Patrick Doyle about his life in social isolation, some more details surrounding the band's release of Sigma Oasis, and what the future may hold for the band in our new normal. The interview is a must-read for Phish fans...immediately. Some sections will certain jump out at you, namely how the band intends...
Trey Anastasio has been putting up songs here and there on his social media channels during the social isolation period, and today we get a new solo performance from the Phish frontman of the song "Til We Meet Again," which In the video we see Trey strumming his acoustic in front of a painting of his daughter Bella and playing...
Pink Floyd is following up their first addition to the YouTube Film Festival last week (PULSE) with today's premiere of the band's seminal Live at Pompeii concert film. You'll only have a brief window to watch the show, so make sure you catch it in the next 24 hours. The band will be showing their 1970 KQED broadcast, An Hour...
Foo Fighters have announced a livestream today on their YouTube channel featuring an airing of the band's Live at Hyde Park concert shot back in 2006. Tune in below around 1pm EST / 10am PST for the show. https://twitter.com/foofighters/status/1253678623812251648 https://youtu.be/A8z6rbmx7Mg
UPDATE: TUNE IN NOW! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ktDsE09W2Rk Dead & Company has announced their next episode of the One More Saturday Night livestreams, continuing this Saturday night (April 25, 2020) with the band's June 23rd, 2019’s show at CitiField in Queens, NY. ⁣ This was the VERY special show where John Mayer strolled out on stage with Jerry Garcia's infamous Wolf guitar. It seemed to...
The Rolling Stones were actually in the studio working on new music before all of this social distancing was required across the globe, and today Mick Jagger took to socials to announce that they've put out a new track available for streaming everywhere. https://www.facebook.com/mickjaggerofficial/videos/231863101229298/?__xts__%5B0%5D=68.ARAQYAt_kHvWCFbM-FOfShpYvoEEya6c7p6H5426mZjiQDCi1_34vtsbeUJZT-_sZc9igCA4Ov6EdOhQ4RLIZMr76pCX85Pavk4r-kpCNNaBX6puMvkBevCjbzAD_tG3w_zE-gUqZ5vhA2Imr7WnIBrqWwcCVMO4Ta1lxGxWWLRXPYqDYZ8HDo5U460W3FtzGZba7kzbtrBD8cFNnkLjBlatE-glTUU8QwrNY-lbo8B7jPkYy-oLNkKXgabl1VcCUsvmJZog3gjv48xlhm1Gf9B5YUpkyMUCK60jFRtin9B_mnKo9C8ZzJxkOZ1xQF7zJ0q1qzgzYBQh7FVI6VLYi76AG4QVW6OCrKUJUJuCdur2bYztb11Zv8nTjKABLQ3039A&__tn__=-R Check out "Living in a Ghost Town" now below. https://open.spotify.com/track/5RrrQhJKKKMJt3wB5n2N3t?si=-2saKushSeasTl716sUTKg The video will premiere shortly on YouTube! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LNNPNweSbp8 https://twitter.com/RollingStones/status/1253354689158156288
Pearl Jam has announced they will be bringing their latest LP, Gigaton, to an Apple TV app as a full "visual experience" - a special audio-visual event available free to all Apple TV app users in over 100 countries for seven days before being available to rent or buy. This immersive visual album experience pairs the band's inspired visuals, produced...

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