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Living that San Diego life. Miss the Bay Area. Chicago born and raised.
Last night while Dead & Company got the attention of a good set of Grateful Dead fans on the East Coast, some other dead-y musicians put together a show up at The Capitol Theatre to celebrate the Dead for the fans that couldn't travel down to Camden. Executive Produced by scene leader Peter Shapiro, Tom Hamilton and Holly Bowling are...
Coachella just officially announced their 2019 lineup. Childish Gambino, Tame Impala and Ariana Grande will headline. Tickets will go on sale this Friday, January 4 at 11am PT. Advanced ticket sales began at 6/1/18 at 11am PDT, but unless you were one of the lucky ones, this is now the screen you'd have seen when you head over to Coachella's...
Guaranteed to be the stupidest thing you will read all day, we may as well just start the day here following the Memorial Day holiday in the US. Snoop Dogg has broken a world record and it probably isn't the one you automatically thought of. No this time it's Snoop doing a throwback to his initial smash hit, "Gin &...
Brandon "Taz" Niederauer was in Chicago yesterday doing something I can only imagine would still remain one of the true honors to every shredder guitar player -- being asked to deliver The National Anthem. Where? At the place every shredder would truly want to -- Wrigley Field. Taz was in the Chicago area to play Summer Camp and it looks like his...
The Dave Matthews Band concert tonight in Orange Beach, Alabama at The Wharf Amphitheater has been cancelled. Bummer! Why?! Uhm, this storm you can see in the video below... https://www.facebook.com/NWSMobile/videos/1723622011038206/ That beast is called Alberto. Here's the full message from the officials posted... The Governor of the State of Alabama has issued a state of emergency regarding the impending Subtropical Storm Alberto. We have...
Eric Clapton welcomed Derek Trucks and Susan Tedeschi out for his encore last night at the Greenwich Town Party in Greenwich, Connecticut. Oh sick. What did they play? They ripped through an absolutely glorious version of "Crossroads" with all three of them taking turns getting their guitars to gently weep, and Susan even got a verse in. Check out the video below... VIDEO:...
Willie Nelson was scheduled to perform Saturday, May 27, 2018 at the Outlaw Music Festival in Charlotte, North Carolina. And as it turns out, he showed up on stage but not once but twice and didn't end up playing a note. He stormed off once he came to the stage. Stormed off? Why?! We’re really not sure. But you can clearly...
Phish fans are known to be master sleuthers when it comes to what the band has planned in the near future, but in the band's current state of fandome in 3.0 land, even sleuthing their way through the band's recent history seems relevant and something that could light up Phantasy Tour for a few hours. Remember when Phish broke up? Why...
Holidaze has announced their lineup for the 2018 edition! They're bringing the event to Puerto Morelos, Mexico for its 12th annual festival, which will feature excursions, pools, four nights of music, and an all-inclusive resort Now Sapphire & Dreams Resorts. Who's on the lineup this year? As always... UMPHREY'S MCGEE • STS9 • THE DISCO BISCUITS Each performing TWO full two-set shows...
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The official trailer for City of Lies has been released. Watch it above and read about it a bit below... What is City of Lies all about? From the official trailer on YouTube, we've got a big of a description here on what could go down as one of those could-be-amazing movies and I really hope they don't blow it here....
Kicking off in the South, finishing at Red Rocks then onto 6 nights @ The Beacon
New album is high on the list for Best New Music in 2018
The lineup for this year's The Complete Last Waltz was just announced! Who's going to be playing? The concert brings together some of the best of the world of post-jam, featuring members of Joe Russo's Almost Dead, Apollo Sunshine, Dead & Company and even Wilco (yes!), and they celebrate the iconic film by delivering a concert that is about as true-to-form...
Phish just confirmed a HUGE fall 2018 tour that has been rumored for a while now, and let's just say that if you don't have a hotel room in Vegas already for this year's Halloween run, good luck getting a cheap one now, my friends... Here's what the band has planned... The band will hit the road in October for a...
The Beastie Boys were quoted in the press a while back saying that they were going to write a book, and today they confirmed that news via a modest Facebook post saying to go check out BeastieBoysBook.com for pre-order info. I’m not sure if you remember or not, but a while ago we said that we were gonna write a...
Set for October 5-6th at the Glen Helen Regional Park & Festival Grounds in San Bernadino, California
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Primarily shot on location at Castle Howard in the band's home county of Yorkshire
Perfect summer vibes on this one.
The team behind the Pilgrimage Music & Cultural Festival really crushed it this year, with the fourth annual festival confirming this morning that Dave Matthews & Tim Reynolds will be added to the lineup. They'll join the already announced headliners of Jack White, Chris Stapleton, Lionel Richie, Brandi Carlile, and Counting Crows with many more artists joining them in...
Joe Russo's Almost Dead continues to dazzle jamband fans nationally, and they've decided to make sure they keep the music going. They just announced a two-night run in Philly followed by a show in D.C. this upcoming October, and then they'll be hitting the West Coast for shows in LA and SF in November. Check out the dates below. New Shows! OCTOBER,...
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Donald Glover just proved that Childish Gambino is something the world needs right now with the release of "This is America". This video will surely be talked about for ages to come. We'll be rounding up the reactions to the video below, but watch the video above if you want to see the magic... WARNING: some people may find the contents...
Mike Gordon and his band was just announced as one of the headliners for the Live in Lincoln Park Fest this upcoming July 7th - 8th. The other major headliner is Mr. How You Feelin' himself, Michael Franti, and they'll be joined by the Original Wailers, Pimps of Joytime, Mungion and more. Tickets and details can be found below... Here's...
Laura Veirs recently took a Grateful Dead classic for a spin and decided she liked it so much it should be on her new album. On The Lookout, Veirs actually taps LIVE fave Jim James (My Morning Jacket) to record the track with her. I caught wind of this one through the blog Cover Me... For her arrangement, Veirs drives the...
Trey Anastasio has announced December 2018 solo acoustic tour dates. Tickets will be available through a real-time presale beginning Wed, May 2 at 12PM PT and ending Thu, May 3 at 12PM PT. General on-sale starts this Friday, May 4 at 10am PST at the normal ticketing spot (or at trey.com/tour). Trey Anastasio December 2018 Solo Acoustic Tour Dates Below Dec 3...
Let the #BUKU2019 countdown begin! Join us on March 22-23, 2019 for the 8th edition of BUKU Music + Art Project at Mardi Gras World in New Orleans. https://youtu.be/gvP9txYFInI A very limited GA-only Spring Pre-Sale starts on Wednesday, May 2nd at noon CST. Buku 2019 Tickets
The lineup for this year's annual Austin City Limits Music Festival in Austin this October has been officially announced! Set for Austin's Zilker Park the weekends of October 5-7 and October 12-14, this festival consistently delivers the goods in the most mega of formats. It's the best of both worlds with a big open festival ground and a full...
Michelle Wolf delivered the comedic portion of the Correspondents' Dinner last night. And she really took no prisoners and as a comedy routine people will be talking about this one for ages. Featuring some insanely uncomfortable take-downs of Sarah Huckabee Sanders while sitting just five feet from her, and that's really not even the worst parts. I really don't want...
The founder of Burning Man, Larry Harvey, has passed away following a stroke earlier this month. The news was confirmed on BurningMan.org and they posted the picture you see above: Our founder, friend, and original instigator, Larry Harvey has passed away. Larry was a visionary, a mentor, a philosopher, and a passionate advocate for Burning Man’s culture and principles. We have...
Trey Anastasio is about to hit the stage for the third and final night down in New Orleans as part of his trio tour, and he just released a video of the "46 Days" they busted out last night and it's a scorcher... Watch the video below. Tune into LivePhish.com tonight for the third webcast, too.
Trey Anastasio just finished up a two-night run in Chicago as part of his "trio" tour, and he just announced some more good news in that department: this week's run from New Orleans is getting the webcast treatment. They will be playing in New Orleans at the Civic Theatre on April 26, 27 and 28, so all three shows will...
Avicii has passed away at the age of 28. The Swedish-born producer and DJ known as Avicii has been found dead in Oman.
When Kanye West tweets, the world listens. This week has been an interesting one in Twitter land, and the main thing that really piqued my interest in the platform again is that Kanye West has re-activated his Twitter account. And just now he took to his favorite platform to tell us he's got a new album coming soon.... https://twitter.com/kanyewest/status/987049500177920000 Following that tweet...
Jam Cruise has announced their 2019 dates and port cities! You are cordially invited to join us January 15-21, 2019 as we cruise from Miami (FL), to Belize City (BZ), Cozumel (MX), and Progreso (MX) aboard the Norwegian Jade. That’s right, Jam Cruise 17 will be a SIX DAY ADVENTURE, which means more music, more port stops, and more fun!...
COUCH TOUR ALERT! Also...FREE! Announcing SweetWater 420 Fest 2018 free live webcast. You'll be able to tune into nugs.tv and catch sets from jamband heavyweights The String Cheese Incident, Umphrey's McGee, Tedeschi Trucks Band, Joe Russo's Almost Dead and more. The free webcast kicks off Friday, April 20th. Sweetwater 420 Fest 4/20-22/2018 Atlanta, GA
moe. has announced they'll be returning to Jamaica in early 2019 for the third tropical throe.down. This five-day, all-inclusive concert vacation features four nights of the band in the lush paradise of Jewel Paradise Covein Runaway Bay, Jamaica, along with The New Mastersounds and BIG Something and more artists to be announced. Pre-sale for previous buyers begins April 24th at 10:00am...
Well folks, I'm not sure there's going to be anyone talking about that Beyoncé set later tonight given that the hottest moment of Coachella 2018 just went down: the Walmart yodel kid just made an appearance during Whethan's set. Check out the tweets below showing how it went down... https://twitter.com/zilbersteve/status/984933792728190977 https://twitter.com/X_Phaze/status/984927249131548672 https://twitter.com/pauldonatelli/status/984931362879787008 Amazing.
The writers at The Simpsons are always looking for unique ways to get your favorite family from Springfield into some new adventures, and this season it's no exception: The Simpsons are heading to New Orleans Jazz Fest! Set to air on April 22nd, the family will arrive in New Orleans involving a plotline surrounding the title of the episode, Lisa...
Sweeeeeeeeeet! On Wednesday, April 11, Texan rock trio Khruangbin will perform live from Villain in Brooklyn. The broadcast will stream on Pitchfork’s homepage, Facebook, and YouTube. Tune in at 1pm Eastern. Announcing Pitchfork Live With Khruangbin
Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival is streaming LIVE on YouTube April 13th, April 14th and April 15th. Watch it here. Jason Bentley, Nadeska Alexis, Valerie Lee, and Brittany Eustis will serve as webcast hosts. (Not necessary but thanks). Always a good time on the couch if you're willing to stay home and not shell out a ton of dough to...
Every year the San Francisco Giants take some time to honor the Grateful Dead, their Bay Area friends and supporters and past artistic guests. And this year's Jerry Garcia Tribute Night will take place on the anniversary of his passing, August 9th, and they've released a pretty beautiful t-shirt design in commemoration. This was posted on the Jerry Garcia Facebook...
This is the type of headline that can still stop me in my tracks: Ad-Rock of the Beastie Boys did something. Does it really matter what he did? Or what he said? Like, when would this be a bad thing for music fans? Ad-Rock still sits in the Top 20 Artists that Ever Existed list for me, so frankly he...
The lineup for Outside Lands 2018 has been announced! The Weeknd Florence + The Machine Janet Jackson Future Beck ODESZA Bon Iver DJ Snake Portugal. The Man N.E.R.D CHVRCHES James Blake Jamie xx Huey Lewis & The News Illenium Mac DeMarco Tycho Father John Misty Carly Rae Jepsen Chromeo The Internet Jessie Ware BØRNS Gryffin The Growlers Tash Sultana SOB X RBE Big Gigantic Broken Social Scene Rainbow Kitten Surprise Daniel Caesar Perfume Genius GoldLink Chicano Batman Jessie Reyez LP Rex Orange County Sabrina Claudio Margo Price Kelela Claptone Mountain Goats LAUV Lizzo Whethan Smokepurpp Quinn XCII Poolside Bahamas Cuco Amen Dunes Shannon & The Clams Aquilo Dermot Kennedy Pale Waves Tyler Childers Lucy Dacus Mikky Ekko Olivia...
Khruangbin have released their new official video for "Evan Finds The Third Room", their third single off Con Todo El Mundo. Watch the video below. https://youtu.be/QcD_YXCxxZM Coming off an amazing set of shows and a tour where almost every day is sold out in advance, Khruangbin has already announced they'll support Leon Bridges on a massive tour of North America this...
TMZ is reporting that Billy McFarland, the organizer behind the disastrous Fyre Festival debacle of early 2017, has pleaded guilty on two counts of wire fraud in connection to the money he received to put on the festival. They're saying he's most likely headed to prison. We'll have more on this as it develops. What was Fyre Festival? In short, a disaster....
Phish has confirmed that indeed they'll be hosting a new festival this year at Watkins Glen. It had been rumored for most of the last year once the contracts started to get signed. And now it's official and it's spectacular: The 11th Phish Festival will be called Curveball. Full details just dropped over at http://curveball.phish.com/. If this doesn't warrant a...
Metallica has announced a HUGE set of North American tour dates kicking off this September 2nd in Madison, WI. Check out the dates below... METALLICA WORLDWIRED NORTH AMERICAN TOUR DATES 2018-2019 Sep 2, 2018 Madison, WI Kohl Center Sep 4, 2018 Minneapolis, MN Target Center Sep 6, 2018 Lincoln, NE Pinnacle Bank Arena Sep 8, 2018 Grand Forks, ND Alerus Center Sep 11, 2018 Sioux Falls, SD Denny Sanford Premier Center Sep 13, 2018 Winnipeg, MB Bell MTS...
Tycho has put out some new remixes that I'm just now catching up on. Taking the relatively newer jam from Portugal. The Man for a double remix package -- the Sunrise and Sunset versions of "Live in the Moment" -- Scott Hansen has truly outdone himself here. And it helps that the original track is pretty solid in and...
Dead & Company were down in New Orleans last night playing a makeup show after last time's didn't go off as planned. And they welcomed some of the local funk talent from the legendary crew of The Meters, none other than George Porter Jr.. Watch him join Dead & Company last night as they were playing in New Orleans...

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