Justin Ward

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Ad Ops Nerd. Living that San Diego life. Chicago born and raised.
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...
FORM Arcosanti just announced their 2018 lineup. Topping the super creative three-day retreat & festival curated by Hundred Waters is Chance The Rapper, Charli XCX, Beach House, Fleet Foxes, Skrillex, Courtney Barnett, Blood Orange, Daniel Caesar, Hundred Waters, Mount Kimbie, Willow, Dirty Projectors, Mitski, Zola Jesus, Jenny Hval, and many many many artists more in a wholly unique setting...
Hot off the presses! Radiohead will be expanding on their previous announced early 2018 tour dates in Southern America by announcing a set of shows for North America and Canada this upcoming July. Kicking things off in Chicago at the United Center, the band will play three nights at Madison Square Garden to follow before heading to Canada for some...
Mount Kimbie is a project I've been digging for a long time now, and I'm stoked that they're pushing forward with some of the sickest new stuff I've heard from anyone in a while. First up, don't miss their 2017 release Love What Survives. Really solid. And while I haven't seen them live yet, their live act has now extended...
Courtney Barnett recently teased some new music on her social channels, then some billboards started cropping up and all of us were a bit shook. Could this mean she's releasing new music?! The answer we got today is YESSSSSSSS! Barnett has released a new video and single for "Nameless, Faceless", the first track off her new album called Tell Me How...
Natalie Portman returned to Saturday Night Live last night and brought "Natalie's Rap 2", a perfect send-up of her original gansta rap jam that dropped in the early days of the digital shorts on SNL that were brought to the mainstream via The Lonely Island. Sure enough, they were behind this return to form. Check out the video below. This is...
TMZ is reporting that they were told Justin Timberlake is going to welcome a hologram of Prince to his performance during the Super Bowl Halftime Show tomorrow. I'd allow a cover, but damn, a hologram? That's just wack if you ask me. Timberlake could easily bust out a Prince joint without taking away from his own songs and while highlighting his...
Hope it's nothing too serious and he's back on the road in no time
It's always a great week when Phish announces tour dates, but this particular announcement was a spectacular victory for West Coast fans. Basically this tweet sums up exactly how I was going into this week vs. how I'm finishing it... https://twitter.com/PhishatMSG/status/956917239336366080 As for today, I started my day with the new Khruangbin album, Con Todo El Mundo. It's incredible and worth...
THE NEW KHRUANGBIN ALBUM IS LIVE! The second LP release from the Texas thai-funk surf masters is now out! Pick up your copy of Con Todo El Mundo here. Or stream via Spotify below... To help celebrate and usher Con Todo El Mundo into the world, Khruangbin are announcing AirKhruang.com. Powered by Spotify and inspired by Laura Lee (bass) and Mark...
Phish has announced a HUGE West Coast Summer Tour for 2018. Kicking off in Lake Tahoe, then heading up to The Gorge for THREE WHOLE NIGHTS... :::faints::: As is standard, "an online ticket request period is currently underway at tickets.phish.com and will end Monday, February 5th at 10:00 am ET. Tickets will go on sale to the public beginning February...
As I wake up and drink some coffee today, The Meters just flowed into my Spotify playlist shuffle and it couldn't have been timed more perfectly: the lineup for this year's New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival has been announced! Topping this year's bill will be music legends like Aerosmith, Aretha Franklin, Sting, Jimmy Buffett and Lionel Richie, and they'll...
Holy WOW this is amazing. https://youtu.be/2D5aF5xMLmw With a scheduled performance in Macon on their list of tour dates, many wondered how the band would acknowledge the Allman connection on Friday night. After a thrilling if standard performance, that question was answered with a standout “Whipping Post” set closer, the Macon crowd roaring in approval as Derek wailed away. And that's Derek...
This is awful to hear: Tom Petty‘s death late last year after suffering a heart attack has been ruled an accidental overdose. Tom’s autopsy report shows the singer was on several pain meds, including Fentanyl patches, oxycodone (Oxycontin), temazepam (Restoril), alprazolam (Xanax), citalopram (Celexa), acetyl fentanyl and despropionyl fentanyl. The reason doctors prescribed the meds was because of a number...
Talking Heads creator and alumnus David Byrne recently announced a new album, more shows and a brand-new song to boot. https://twitter.com/DBtodomundo/status/951545672758693895 In an email to fans today, he explained a bit of what's in his head for this year's tour. Quite a few months ago I went to Lititz and Manheim, PA to test out some tech for my upcoming music tour....
Go get 'em, Fish! The drummer from the jam band Phish is helping collect signatures with a goal of overturning a legislative delay on ranked-choice voting in Maine. Fishman will be at Bayside Bowl on Sunday in Portland. I have this new fantasy as a Phish fan, and that is basically I see fans do everything they can do to help Fishman...
Khruangbin is out today with a brand new video and a huge set of tour dates. "Friday Morning" is off the new album, Con Todo El Mundo, and it's a wildly gorgeous ride of emotions on top of a chilled down groove that only these guys can now patently claim as their own. [youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KjQSSYOTXzk&w=560&h=315] About the video... "'Friday Morning' is a love...
Mike Gordon gave a great new interview with the Tampa Bay Times ahead of his band's Spring 2018 solo tour. Check it out below... This is your first show since the New Year's Run. How'd it go this year? It was really fun. The Phish thing just kind of works like clockwork, where I can jump into it and go for an...
It definitely seems like 2018 is a year where the guys in Phish are going to be staying busy, and Jon 'Fish' Fishman himself will be doing some "solo" stuff this year as well. He'll be joining Portland Maine based Mallett Brothers Band for two weeks of their 2018 spring tour. Tickets are on sale now. Details and ticketing info...
This makes me wish I was heading down to New Orleans for Mardi Gras this year. On Tuesday, February 6th, 2018, raise your spirit and cup high...celebrate with us at the inaugural Krewe Du Kanaval. Kanaval is an all-day celebration starting with an inclusive street parade through the French Quarter and Treme, a free afternoon festival in Congo Square followed...
King Gizzard & The Lizard Wizard have announced a huge North American tour as part of their sure-to-be-epic 2018 following their five-album 2017 and breakout year. They first hit our desk when we saw them making their world television debut on Conan with "Lord of Lightning" and something absolutely switched us on for good. Two drummers, wild tones, and...
George Porter Jr. has been quietly suffering and soldiering on after the passing of his wife, Ara. Today he shared a really heart-breaking note on Facebook regarding how he's doing. Where am I today ? I’ve been very quiet since Ara passed away not because I wanted to but because I needed to I am still not sure what or how...
Trey Anastasio has confirmed a new set of dates for his Spring 2018 plans. Announced today, Trey will bring his solo band to Cleveland, Ohio on April 17 and Grand Rapids, Michigan on April 18. From there, he'll head South and do April 24 in Birmingham, Alabama before heading into New Orleans for three nights at the Civic Theatre...
Panda Bear has announced a tour for this upcoming April and May, kicking off in the UK, hitting Paris and then heading over to the states to play the East Coast. His tour opener will be none other than fellow Animal Collective tinkerer Geologist. Presale begins Wednesday with code "homies" and general onsale this Friday. PANDA BEAR / GEOLOGIST 2018 TOUR...
Trey Anastasio Band and Dave Matthews both shared the stage last night at the Concert for Island Relief at Radio City Music Hall, and after delivering sets on their own, the two frontmen got on stage together to do a few songs (along with some other legends). They delivered the Phish classic, "Waste", along with "The Maker" with Dave...
The New York Times has detailed out some of the love/hate-able interests of the smash-hit game and app, HQ, and not surprisingly our favorite group from Vermont gets thrown under the bus a bit by someone in the lamestream media. This gal and Katy Tur clearly would not get along. The moments in the game between the actual presentation of...
Dave Chappelle just dropped his two new standup specials on Netflix: Equanimity & The Bird Revelation. Both are now live here if you have a Netflix account on the ready. The first two specials he did for Netflix were funny af.
As Phish fans woke up yesterday and got themselves up and out of bed, they were greeted with a nice little email surprise to kick off their morning. One part of the band's New Year's Eve gag, it seemed, needed to be spoiled by the source themselves... You have been selected to ring in the new year as the first...
Phish is about to take the stage at Madison Square Garden in New York City for their third night of their annual New Year's Eve run. You can watch the show from home via the LivePhish webcast or you can follow along here for the setlist and tweets from the show as they roll in... Phish @ Madison Square Garden,...
Well, they've actually done it. King Gizzard & The Lizard Wizard set out to release five complete albums during 2017, and with today's release of Gumboot Soup, it completes the quinfecta: Flying Microtonal Banana, Murder Of The Universe, Sketches Of Brunswick East, Polygondwanaland, and Gumboot Soup. How many bands do you know that would attempt something like this?! Back when...
This guy is incredible for curating this list. Behold, a HUGE set of DJ playlists from Burning Man 2017. Every single mix recorded on the playa this year that I can find so far That's over 371 sets at time of this post, and I'm sure the list will still grow once the DJ polish the playa dust off their controllers...
Phish is about to take the stage at Madison Square Garden in New York City for their second night of their annual New Year's Eve run. Follow along for the setlist and tweets from the show as they roll in... Phish @ Madison Square Garden, NYC 12.29.17 (Night Two) Set I: Cavern > Blaze On, 555, I Always Wanted It This...
UPDATE (1/1/18): Read what went down at the New Year's Eve show and what those cosmic wristbands were all about! We're about 24 hours away from the start of some of the best moments in a Phish fan's life -- the band returns to Madison Square Garden to deliver their 2017-18 New Year's Eve run, a welcome and "triumphant" return...
Rhymes so loud and proud you hear it. It's Christmas time and we got the spirit. Merry Christmas, everyone! To celebrate all those great new gifts you've got and all that family time you're celebrating, spin these Christmas tracks to get in the mood... 10. First up, it's Phish doing "O Holy Night" from the Baker's Dozen run this summer... https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=C8mlQwEWmdA 9. The Grateful...
This video will absolutely warm your heart. It's Christmas tomorrow here in the United States and many of us are traveling for the holidays. And this New Orleans star, David Shaw, frontman for the amazing group The Revivalists, decided to bring some holiday cheer to some travelers while they were waiting for flights. Watch below for his crowd-assisted runthrough of the...
James Blake has released a piano cover of Don McLean's "Vincent" as a "Merry Xmas" to fans. You can watch the performance below via Vimeo or check out the Spotify version below that. https://www.facebook.com/jamesblakemusic/posts/10154810098057126 Beautiful way to start your Sunday am. https://vimeo.com/248629432
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King Gizzard and the Lizard Wizard might just be the most prolific band making music nowadays, with four albums already delivered during 2017 with a promised fifth one on the way. This new track "The Last Oasis" is probably on that one. And it's amazing. Pretend you're not in a Christmas vibe somewhere and instead go to the beach with...
Joe Russo's Almost Dead has confirmed their Red Rocks 2018 date! On August 16th, the band will return to the famed Morrison, Colorado venue with support likely to be announced sometime early next year. Get tickets here.
moe. has confirmed a few more shows for next February. They'll be starting the month at The Capitol Theatre in Port Chester, NY, and after a weekend off following, they'll be returning to the State Theatre in Portland, Maine and then onto the Palace Theatre in Albany, two of their favorite haunts. And don't forget about their Red Rocks...
Two founding members of the Grateful Dead, Bob Weir and Phil Lesh, have announced that they will team up as a duo for the first time ever in 2018. Relix had the announced dates info after Weir announced on SiriusXM's Tales From the Golden Road, and a site is now up called BobbyAndPhil.com that details out what shows they're...
Warren Haynes hosted his annual Xmas Jam last night and welcomed out Trey Anastasio for "Miss You" and "Midnight Rider". As a bonus immediately following, Holly Bowling came out and her and Warren did "Morning Dew". 📷 David Sullenger A post shared by Warren Haynes (@thewarrenhaynes) on Dec 10, 2017 at 7:23am PST //platform.instagram.com/en_US/embeds.js Check out the...

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