Justin Ward

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Ad Ops Nerd. Living that San Diego life. Chicago born and raised.
Lana Del Rey is readying a full release called Norman F***ing Rockwell and will be touring soon, but last night she posted a new song on her Instagram in response to the recent tragedies in El Paso, Texas and Dayton, Ohio. She writes that she "came back early from Montecito" with her bro, called up Jack Antonoff of Bleachers/fun. to...
David Byrne was on a livestream yesterday from the New York Times called TimesTalks and was interviewed by Rob Tannenbaum. Don’t miss this exciting opportunity to spend an evening with Academy Award-, Grammy- and Golden Globe-winning singer, songwriter, director, author and visual artist David Byrne. The co-founder of Talking Heads will discuss his upcoming show “American Utopia,” described as a...
Dopapod has confirmed their first set of dates following their hiatus that ended earlier this year with a few shows on the East Coast. The band is taking their tour to support their recently released LP, Emit Time. Starting in Denver for a two-night run, first at Ophelia's then night two at Ogden Theatre with Octave Cat, the band will...
Battles are now back fully as a duo, and just now the band finally teased some new music that clearly has a release date stamped on it (we just don't know it yet). The tones are familiar enough that we know it's them, but for now we have no drums and no structure. Just a cool new Battles logo and...
Last night The Rolling Stones came through New York City again to play their second time at Metlife Stadium in E. Rutherford, New Jersey. Absolutely digging that the setlists keep getting some surprises and hits thrown in that we haven't been seeing all tour, namely the band's first "Harlem Shuffle" in almost 30 years. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZaGO4S8MkSk Scroll down for the setlist, and some...
Treasure Island Music Festival is a beloved San Francisco and Bay Area event, having hosted some of the sickest lineups in indie rock, jam, EDM and experimental music, but sadly they just announced that they're not returning for 2019 and potentially beyond. Read the official announcement below.... To our Treasure Island Music Festival family, It is with heavy hearts that we are...
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I may be about a week too late on this, but oh wow you need to see the latest NPR Tiny Desk Concert with none other than the flute-twerking genius Lizzo. One of our favorite musicians was a big fan of this one: https://twitter.com/livemusicblog/status/1158042962774786048
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Lil Nas X, Billy Ray Cyrus, and Keith Urban took their horses to the back at CMA Fest's TV special last night. https://twitter.com/LilNasX/status/1158202288139395073 This particular trio has actually played this before, back on June 8th in Nashville, but this version slaps just the same. Check it out.
Sublime With Rome have announced a fall headlining tour today with support from The Expendables and Tropidelic. Kicking off on on October 1st in Tulsa, OK and wrapping in October 13th in New Orleans, LA, you can start buying tickets this Friday, August 9th at 12PM local time here. Additionally, Sublime With Rome have announced that they will be joining...
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Miami Beach Pop Festival has just announced their daily lineups for their first-ever event set for November 8-10, 2019 in South Beach, Miami. Kicking off on Friday, November 8th will begin with a very special opening ceremony to celebrate the first chapter of the festival's history, that will set the stage for a monumental day, featuring Jack Johnson for his...
Just announced! The Strokes were supposed to be headliners at this year's Governors Ball Music Festival, but the weather had some other plans and the set was cancelled. A LOT of fans traveled for that, bought tickets assuming they'd see a full set, etc. Bummer. This announcement makes good on that -- The Strokes will be doing New Year's Eve...
Yesterday during Lil Wayne's set at Lollapalooza, fans got to hear something he's been teasing out (and we're not sure is even an official remix), Weezy's take on the Lil Nas X hit "Old Town Road". Fans are calling it Weezy Town Road. Check out the clips below... Will Lil Nas X be pumping the engine more with an official Lil...
My Morning Jacket finished off their two-night run from Red Rocks Amphitheatre in Morrison, Colorado last night. https://twitter.com/mymorningjacket/status/1157665458209865728 From Night #1 it was pretty clear the highlight was the long "Dondante"... https://twitter.com/PeteLikesPhish/status/1157685825447968769 Night #2, woah momma, you need to hear the "Steam Engine" jam and don't miss "Phone Went West" either. Incredible show from the couch. Scroll down for some videos. Here's full audio...
Tune in now for Widespread Panic's second night down in St. Augustine, Florida. They're broadcasting the shows live via YouTube audio, so tune in below. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=f3kv-IIY-TQ And scroll down to see what the setlist looks like. Widespread Panic @ The Amp St. Augustine, FL 8.3.19 SET I: Good People > Dark Bar > Good People, Space Wrangler, Steven's Cat, Sleeping Man, Sleepy Monkey,...
Last night the moe., Blues Traveler and G. Love tour continued and was set to appear at the Ascend Amphitheater in Nashville, Tennessee. Sadly the weather had other plans and no part of the moe. show actually happened. (UPDATE: G. Love and Blues Traveler did play a bit, but it was moe. that didn't get a note off). The lightning striking...
Watch John Mayer kick off his encore last night at Little Caesars Arena in Detroit, Michigan with a tribute to his Dead & Company poobah and Grateful Dead lead singer, Jerry Garcia, who would have celebrated his 77th birthday on Thursday. The version is a slow one, but it's beautiful and well-spaced and the crowd LOVED this. https://youtu.be/TqCwxq2Qv-0
NIGHT #2 SETLIST/STREAM My Morning Jacket kicked off a two-night run last night at Red Rocks Amphitheatre in Morrison, Colorado. Super jealous of the lucky fans who snatched up tickets, but grateful for the amazing audio stream I was hearing as the show went down. The band sounded great. https://twitter.com/4starblog/status/1157449685432446980 Last night's show was heavy on all of their classics. https://www.instagram.com/p/B0rypq3Hon_/ https://www.instagram.com/p/B0r01O6JsUD/ Scroll down for the...
NIGHT #2 STREAM/SETLIST Widespread Panic kicked off a three-night run down in St. Augustine, Florida last night. Scroll down to see what they played. Widespread Panic @ The Amp St. Augustine, FL 8.2.19 Set I: Papa's Home, Don't Be Denied, Rock, Henry Parsons Died, Chilly Water, Happy > Pusherman > Travelin' Light, Cream Puff War Set II: Walk On, Hatfield, Cotton Was King,...
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The Rolling Stones came to New York City last night to play the Metlife Stadium in East Rutherford, NJ as part of their No Filter 2019 Tour. This may be the last time some of these metros get to catch the band, so it's awesome to see them bring out their full energy night after night. Read on for...
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Billy Strings released a new track called "Away From the Mire" which is the second song released off his forthcoming record HOME LP due out September 27th Rounder Records. The band will be touring extensively through the end of the year, making stops across the country playing a mix of headlining shows and festivals including appearances at Railbird, Americana Music...
Bob Weir and Wolf Bros kicked off a three night run at Mill Valley, California's Sweetwater Music Hall last night, Bobby's home venue. The trio of Bob Weir, Don Was, and Jay Lane kicked off the show with the Grateful Dead classic "Friend of the Devil", a fitting start on what would have been Jerry Garcia's 77th birthday. Watch the set...
tool back catalog on streaming
Tool has added all of their albums to the streaming services following the fun announcement day that Maynard James Keenan did on the Joe Rogan Experience podcast earlier this week. For each of their albums, you can use the links below for the service of your choice: 10,000 Days: https://smartURL.it/TOOL10000Days Lateralus: https://smartURL.it/TOOLLateralus Ænima: https://smartURL.it/TOOLAEnima Undertow: https://smartURL.it/TOOLUndertow Opiate: https://smartURL.it/TOOLOpiate
The Lumineers have announced a 2020 North American tour in support of their upcoming album III due out September 13, 2019 on Dualtone/Decca Records. Joining them on many dates will be newcomers Mt. Joy. The band will also be doing the grand opening of the new state-of-the-art Mission Ballroom in their hometown, Denver, Colorado, which luckily will be streamed live...
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"From the Dead's final show of their Summer Tour of 1992, this Bird Song from Buckeye is from the Dead's first full tour featuring only Vince Welnick on keyboards, as Bruce left the band after the Spring Tour of 1992. Following this show in Ohio, the Dead took nearly six months off from touring for some much needed rest....
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Sometimes the hits you know and love started off in a different spot, maybe some drafting got done after they dropped a version of two down on wax. I guess that's the vibe behind The Tonight Show's "First Drafts of Rock" segment. Jimmy Fallon and Kevin Bacon show us what Joe Strummer and Mick Jones of The Clash were working...
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Trey Anastasio just finished up a weekend with his solo work and his media team is back in business on a backlog of awesome stuff they've been working on this year. They've started back up with dropping pro-shot videos from the Ghosts of the Forest tour that happened earlier this year, and while this may not be the "Ruby Waves"...
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Thom Yorke has announced a remix EP for his "Not The News" track off his latest LP, ANIMA. The full track list of both the digital and physical editions of the Not The News EP is: A1. Not The News (Extendo Mix by Thom Yorke and Nigel Godrich) A2. Not The News (Mark Pritchard Remix) ...
new lana del rey album
Lana Del Rey is expected to release a new album soon called Norman F---ing Rockwell, and she's announced her first set of tour dates supporting the release. Starting on the East Coast for only one night (following an UK tour) then flying immediately over to the West Coast for dates in Vancouver, Seattle, Portland and the Bay Area before heading...
david byrne under the covers
David Byrne has dropped his new monthly playlist to fans via his newsletter. This month Byrne takes covers and gives them their due. Here's a playlist of songs covered by unexpected artists who step outside their usual genre for material and then personalize it. Often, their interpretation gives the song a new meaning...and sometimes the cover is the version we...
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Tedeschi Trucks Band just did a two-night run at Red Rocks Amphitheatre and finished off each night with some epic encores with pals and openers Blackberry Smoke. The band just released official video of the "Don't Do It" cover which came out on night two. Check it out.
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Pitchfork and October have announced their third annual OctFest 2019 in New York City this upcoming October 19th. LIVE faves like Parquet Courts and Dungen will be there (and the latter doing Ta det Lugnt in its entirety) and joining Mogwai, Screaming Females, Lower Dens, Duster and much much more. OctFest 2019 Parquet Courts Mogwai Screaming Females Dungen performing their 2004 album Ta det...
Lollapalooza will webcast all weekend via their YouTube Channel (or visit the YouTube Music App). They'll have tons of stuff on the schedule as it'll be split between three full channels of programming, which will include sets from twenty one pilots, The Strokes, Death Cab for Cutie, Flume, The Chainsmokers, 21 Savage and many more. In addition to curated performances throughout...
jerry garcia 77th birthday celebration city of san francisco
The City of San Francisco will host a community celebration in honor of Jerry Garcia’s 77th birthday tomorrow (August 1st, 2019) at 5pm on the corner of Amazon and Mission near Jerry’s childhood home! There will be a celebration afterwards at Dark Horse Inn w/ live music, food & drinks starting at 6pm!
Variety just broke the news. Vendors and stakeholders were notified this morning, July 31, that the beleaguered festival was not going on. The festival was originally scheduled for Aug. 16 through 18. Read more.
Paul Simon has announced a special "pop-up" show at the Fox Theater in Oakland on August 9th ahead of his Outside Lands headlining appearance. For anyone already going to the festival, you'll be able to have access to an exclusive presale starting on Thursday, August 1st at 10am (check your inbox), and if you haven’t purchased your Outside Lands tickets,...
We're almost into August and we're starting to see people planning their end of summer weekends around Labor Day, but fear not, jamgrass fans, because you'll get chances to see lenty of music this fall. We know that bluegrassers Greensky Bluegrass have already planned an upcoming fall when leaves change and the humidity drops. The band is touring on support...
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King Gizzard and the Lizard Wizard were part of the Fuji Rock Festival this year and their full set has surfaced on YouTube. Check it above. Here's what they played during the set. It was metal AF.
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The Flaming Lips and The Claypool Lennon Delirium are playing tonight at The Capitol Theatre, and they've announced that they'll be offering up a free webcast from the show via Relix Live. Tune in tonight around 9pm EDT when the action kicks off on socials and will be available for streaming the full show if you hit this link directly.
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The Grateful Dead performs "Truckin'" from this year's Meet-Up At The Movies. On August 1st, join us, near and far, as we gather in theaters worldwide for our 9th annual special cinema event. This year we will be featuring the full concert from June 17, 1991 at Giants Stadium in New Jersey. And be sure to boogie on down early...
AEG & Sweet Relief have announced a concert this upcoming November set to remember the tremendous impact that Jeff Austin had on the jam and bluegrass music scenes. On November 4th at the Mission Ballroom in Denver, CO, we are honored to have so many artists celebrate him in "What the Night Brings: An evening of music, remembrance, and community"...
It looks like a huge set of artists are going to be banding together under a new organization that will be established to advocate for artists' rights in the digital streaming age. Billboard is reporting that the likes of Eagles' Don Henley, Dave Matthews, and Anderson .Paak will join high-profile managers like Irving Azoff, Coran Capshaw and John Silva to...
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Well, now I think we knew what Mr. Maynard James Keenan had planned for his podcast interview with Joe Rogan - we officially know the album title of their long-awaited follow up due this August 30th. FEAR INOCULUM It was just revealed here. https://www.instagram.com/p/B0g5SswFfSU/ Along with that news, the band has confirmed their back catalog is going up on streaming services by the...
Deftones have announced their second annual Dia De Los Deftones, which will bring a massive lineup to Petco Park this upcoming November. Tickets will be going on sale this Friday, August 2nd at 10 AM (PST). For the lineup this year (all ages), the Deftones will headline and they've got Chvrches, Gojira, JPEGMAFIA, Hum, Youth Code and Brutus all along...
Terrible news today out of the Los Angeles electronic scene: Ras G has reportedly passed away. RIP Ras G, LA's intergalactic ambassador, the Sun Ra of the beat scene whose vision spanned alternate dimensions & unseen worlds. A gentle sorcerer, soft-spoken & humble, suffused w/ the ability to render cosmic white noise into something that glided & banged. A giant...
Trey Anastasio will be making a return visit to the show Live From Here that's on APM every weekend, the 'ol Prarie Home Companion that Chris Thile now runs as his own. Mark your calendars for Saturday, October 12th at The Town Hall in New York City. Wynton Marsalis will also be there with his jazz orchestra, so this will...
'Bout time Twitter got some new management. New Twitter CEO and world record holder for the longest single ever at the top of the charts, Lil Nas X, recently stopped by Twitter headquarters and decided to take over Jack Dorsey's job once he realized he could just mediate to alleviate his stress. He immediately got to work and asked for...
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Last night at Peach Music Festival, Phil Lesh welcomed an incredible Friends lineup to the stage for the show. On drums was John Molo, and up front he had Grahame Lesh to his side, Warren Haynes and Holly Bowling to his stage left and John Scofield to his right. As expected the band played the Grateful Dead classics that Lesh...
What a touching moment today at Newport Folk Festival. To begin the For Pete’s Sake Seeger celebration, Kermit the Frog made an appearance and welcomed his friend and My Morning Jacket frontman Jim James for the song “Rainbow Connection” which brought the house down emotionally. https://twitter.com/kermitthefrog/status/1155668563564175360?s=21 Check out the clip below. https://youtu.be/tKhpVMq6wVE  
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Trey Anastasio stayed on after his set at Newport Folk Festival for a sit-in with Rachael Price of Lake Street Dive and the Preservation Hall Jazz Band for a Beach Boys classic, "God Only Knows." Watch the video here.
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Trey Anastasio followed up his full band show at last night's Peach Music Festival with a set today at Newport Folk Festival. Fans were able to listen live to the acoustic set from home via TuneIn radio. Here's what we heard him play: Trey Anastasio @ Newport Folk Festival 2019 (7/28/19) Sample in a Jar, Blaze On, Brian and Robert, The Inlaw...