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Living that San Diego life. Miss the Bay Area. Chicago born and raised.
Elvis Costello has announced a bit of sad news today; following a rare cancer diagnosis and surgery recently, he had tried to get on the road sooner than his doctors would have ideally hoped he would be. He published a lengthy note on his pages. I have to thank our friends attending last night's show in Amsterdam and those in...
Phish has released their official Summer Sampler of 2018 with the posting of Live Bait Volume 14 on LivePhish.com. Head over to their site to get your own download here. Live Bait Volume 14 - Harry Hood (8/2/97 Gorge Amphitheatre - George, WA) 18:11 - McGrupp And The Watchful Hosemasters (10/29/98 Greek Theatre - Los Angeles, CA) 11:45 - Wolfman’s Brother (9/24/99 South...
Festival funk rockers Chromeo is currently in the middle of a tour supporting their latest LP, Head Over Heels, but the duo just announced on Twitter this morning that they’re cancelling the Australian dates that they had coming up. We are truly sorry to announce that our upcoming July shows in Sydney, Melbourne and Splendour In The Grass have been...
"Welcome to the new Rolling Stone." Rolling Stone magazine has announced a bit of a makeover. The logo, the magazine, and the website are now all a bit cleaner. The magazine gets bold and glossy with more new music, more political coverage, and more of the best and brightest in pop culture. The logo changes can be seen below.
Fred Armisen got to fulfill a bit of a childhood dream of his when Devo rolled through Oakland, California where they were headlining the Burger Boogaloo festival. Fred was the band’s guest drummer for the night and showed up donning the classic "uniform" of the synth rockers of a jumpsuit and that stupid hat thing. Watch a clip of the band's...
The Grateful Dead have a storied history of welcoming guests to the stage as a big surprise to the fans, and tonight's Dead and Company show in Wisconsin at Alpine Valley featured a local guest that definitely surprised some folks, myself included. Justin Vernon of Bon Iver was the special guest. https://twitter.com/cornell5877/status/1010692956163067904 "Who is Justin Vernon?" Suddenly a lot of Deadheads tweeted...
Last night Phish keyboardist Page McConnell made himself known as hanging out in New Orleans by dropping in on a little warehouse party to sit in with an old buddy Russell Batiste, surprising the locals and no doubt a nice break in between studio sessions with his 2018 revival of his Vida Blue project. It was confirmed earlier this year...
Tycho has released a remix of ODESZA's hit with Leon Bridges, "Across The Room". As most things Tycho and Scott Hansen goes, this is his "classic" sound made very popular now after his albums Awake, Dive, and Epoch, taking textures and dreamy synths to the depths of aural patience and head bobbing vibes, always with some killer beats and...
Kamasi Washington has finally put out a visual to go along with one of my favorite new tracks of his, "Street Fighter Mas". I believe this is his third single due up off his next LP, Heaven And Earth, set for release this Friday, June 22nd. Check out the video below. Kamasi Washington - “Street Fighter Mas” https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LdyabrdFMC8 Catch Kamasi Washington’s upcoming fall...
Dr. Dre is reportedly set to begin making a movie about the life and music of Marvin Gaye. According to Variety, he's "in the early stages of getting the project off the ground" and "rights to use Gaye’s music have been secured" which pretty much puts this lightyears ahead of any project that would try to touch the magic of...

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