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Wesley Hodges

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Photo via Jefferson Center's Facebook Page Late last year, Bukuru Celestin, a young immigrant from Burundi Africa and a Music Lab at Jefferson Center student got together with Brooklyn-based fusion band Snarky Puppy for an artist residency at Jefferson Center. The residency focused on "the creation of a collaborative recording, but more importantly it encourages community dialogue on the arts...
For the third installment of this year's KCRW World Festival, the famed Santa Monica radio station presented perhaps its most eclectic bill of the summer with local indie standout Lord Huron, the Gypsy-tinged, folk / indie-folk quartet DeVotchKa and the mindboggling-ly talented acoustic duo Rodrigo y Gabriela. Lord Huron's brief, yet serviceable dinner time set was comprised mostly of...
After three years on the shelf, Wolfmother has apparently just announced a surprise appearance at the 400 capacity Troubadour in West Hollywood and the bargain rate $15 tickets went within a few minutes. Notably, "Andrew Stockdale of Wolfmother" previously had a show on the books for August 25th at The Troubadour, but that date has been cancelled. According to...
Toeing the line between prior adult-contemporary swoongaze acts like Dido and modern dream-pop acts like Beach House, Rhye has managed to transfix the attention of college radio stations and tastemaking indie blogs worldwide in 2013 with the release of their delicate and catchy debut LP Woman. Last night, the band was invited on Jimmy Kimmel Live! to make their...
Photo by Jamie VanBuhler - VisualLife Photography After playing their first couple shows of 2013 this past weekend, The String Cheese Incident have just officially released an audience recording of the show at Telluride, CO’s Sheridan Opera House for free on Livecheese.com. In the spirit of the ongoing 40th anniversary of the Telluride Bluegrass Festival, the setlist featured a number...
After The Punch Brothers' performance at The Sheridan Opera House last weekend during the 40th Annual Telluride Bluegrass Festival, Chris Thile and Sarah Jarosz took it to the lobby to give fans a special treat, playing a cover of Radiohead's "The Tourist" before sparking a singalong with the gospel staple "Where The Soul of Man Never Dies". Notably, "The...
It's the song that keeps on giving. Just when you thought you couldn't possibly hear any more takes on 2013's biggest song, the robots themselves have released their official remix. I thought the Barack Obama "cover" would be the last one to make waves before the song began fading towards a long-standing career as a sports arena rock anthem....
< SOUNDCLOUD | FACEBOOK | TWITTER | HOWLIN' | TOUR > It's been awhile since I've anticipated a debut record as much as Jagwar Ma's maiden LP Howlin' (Out now - Marathon Artists). Ever since hearing "The Throw" (thanks to Australian radio station Triple J's Spotify app) and becoming totally enamored and intrigued by the Aussie band's disco pop /...
Atlanta's Music Midtown returned in 2011 with an extremely successful single-day festival led by Coldplay and The Black Keys after a lengthy hiatus in the mid-2000s that left a huge hole in the Atlanta summer music calendar for several years. Last year, organizers upped the ante and were able to sell out 50,000 tickets. While this year’s edition...
In the biggest news for the massively successful Swedish-based streaming service since Metallica rolled out their music on Spotify in late-2012, Pink Floyd has now released the great majority of their storied catalog for the 24 million plus users of the service to enjoy. In a novel move, @PinkFloyd announced on Thursday that their catalog would be available as...
Spotify is about to get a lot more psychedelic - Pink Floyd has just announced via their Twitter feed that they will be releasing their catalog as soon as "Wish You Were Here" is streamed 1 million times on the streaming service. This is fantastic news. Help the cause, click the link and let's see what all they've got...
My Morning Jacket has announced their first ever 'destination festival' at the beautiful Riviera Maya, Mexico - a 4-night concert adventure January 26-30, 2014 featuring "3 totally unique shows plus an off-the-hook dance party hosted by the band that promises plenty of surprises." This unique experience will include daily activities, a variety of off site excursions and all the...
NOTE: See the photo gallery, setlist and videos at the bottom. Coming off a Saturday show that had to be one of the more frustrating and disappointing night's of the band's storied career (being forced to cut the show short by fire marshal), Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers came roaring back with a purpose-driven energy on Sunday night to deliver...
Set a reminder because Thom Yorke and Nigel Godrich (Atoms for Peace) are set to team up for an unprecedented DJ set in Santa Monica's KCRW studios -- their first time doing a live set on U.S. radio -- THIS Friday, June 7 at 10am PST. Tune in to 89.9FM or stream it online at KCRW.com. KCRW...
Over the past couple of weeks, Austin, TX modern psych phenoms The Black Angels and Hanni El Khatib paired up for a May tour that wrapped up in downtown Los Angeles on Tuesday night. The venue of choice was the exotic confines of The Mayan, a revival-style theater of the late 1920s featuring a lobby known as "The Hall...
Interlocken has revealed more alluring details about its inaugural festival set to take place September 5 - 8 at Oak Ridge Farm at the foot of the Blue Ridge in Central Virginia, 35 miles south of Charlottesville. This is shaping up to be one of the most well-curated, jam-centric festivals since the early years of Bonnaroo or the H.O.R.D.E....
With the recent success of Jim James' solo debut LP Regions of Light and Sound of God and its (ongoing) accompanying tour (playing Hangout Fest today), it has been a little bit easier to forget that My Morning Jacket has only played one show in 2013 (although an extensive run with AmericanaramA is fast-approaching) and the fact that things...
Follow @ThirdManRecords and @SunRecords on Twitter Third Man Records just announced an exciting partnership with the legendary Sun Records to reissue select 45rpm 7" singles from the deep and sterling back catalog of the Memphis-based label founded by Sam Phillips. Ya know, the place where rock and roll was born. Check out the press release below. Very, very cool. THIRD...
Yo La Tengo swung out to Southern California last week for an off-the-wall and thoroughly eclectic showing on Thursday night at the Fonda Theatre. The morning before the Hollywood concert, the veteran Jersey trio was in the studio at Santa Monica's KCRW to do a session on the station's internationally-renowned Morning Becomes Eclectic. Watch the clips of "Ohm" and...
Canadian astronaut Commander Chris Hadfield is the biggest superstar astronaut of the Internet era, thanks to his tweets, photos and videos of the Earth from space over the past five months he's spent on the International Space Station. Before his return to Earth on Monday, the space man had one final remarkable encore in store for his fans down...
Photo by Christopher Gair Even after seeing his main squeeze My Morning Jacket sixteen times over the last eight years, Jim James still managed to impress, surprise and provide an existential thrill on Saturday night in Hollywood. While the three-night LA run MMJ played back in September at The Wiltern was utterly spectacular, The Fonda Theatre was a preferable locale...
Los Angeles' FYF Fest continues its slow and steady ascent into one of the country's premiere multi-day music festivals and has just announced a fantastic lineup for this year's edition. The festival will go down once again in the LA State Historic Park (before temporarily relocating in 2014 while the park is renovated) and this year FYF has been...
You can watch the lounge-ready jazz cover of JT's monster single below and check out our Stepkids feature from last year right here. Those hoping to see the uber-talented Bridgeport/BK-bred trio on festival circuit this summer can check out their sets at Bonnaroo, All Good and Electric Forest. http://youtu.be/yacvARTtXlk * Also, the band is finishing their new album Troubadour, for...
Our friends at Jam In The Van + SUPERGOODMUSIC are heady dudes who record hi-quality jam sessions with select, up-and-coming bands in their technicolor RV and throw pretty #turntup parties every once in awhile in LA. Straight up, every time they throw together a backyard shindig or transform a shady parking lot into a pop-up single-day festival, a cool...
London's Treetop Flyers are an audible doppelganger for the vintage California folk bands of the '60s like Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young and America ("Things Will Change" is a near dead ringer for "Ventura Highway", check it out below). The similarities are quite prevalent on their recent World Cafe appearance and the band is set to play a few...
On May 19th for the two-part season finale, The Simpsons family are returning to Iceland and the welcome mat to the country will be rolled out by none other than Sigur Rós, who will also contribute new music to the episode! According to the Icelandic site MBL (you will want to translate the page to English...unless you know...
You wouldn't immediately expect Aussie psych-rockers Tame Impala to take a liking to Outkast B-Sides, but the band proved us wrong recently with a cover of Andre 3000's The Love Below burner "Prototype" on Triple J's "Like A Version" program. A band like Outkast borders on untouchable but Tame Impala keeps things straightforward here with a smoltering groove-funk take...
A day after announcing who would be playing late nights on The Which Stage and in This, That and The Other Tents, the festival has announced the schedule for the 12th Annual round-the-clock music, comedy and arts festival in Manchester, TN. As with any of these mega fests, fans will face a few tough choices between acts overlapping and...
As a result of a general awareness of his live pedigree as the consummate musician/showman, I knew going in that checking expectations at the door was a key pre-requisite to full enjoyment of my first PRINCE show during my first trip to Las Vegas. Expectations leading up were very high. These expectations were obliterated. Signs informing fans to keep...
The late night scene at Bonnaroo is arguably unparalleled on the American festival circuit when it comes to producing legendary, one-of-a-kind performances on a yearly basis. The festival has just announced this year's lineup and the following bands will be performing their set late night on the Bonnaroo stages this year. The Rock N' Soul Dance Party, Wu-Tang Clan,...
Earlier today, we saw the sad news that iconic graphic artist Storm Thorgerson has passed at the age of 69. Thorgerson notably contributed the timeless album art to many Pink Floyd records (including Dark Side of the Moon), Phish's Slip Stitch and Pass, two Led Zeppelin albums and work for Muse, The Mars Volta and Umphrey's McGee among others....
We're hoping this is mere speculation and lip service, but given the impressive Psychedelic Pill album/tour, if Neil Young and (or) Crazy Horse decide to call it a career after this summer, he/they would be going out on one (literally) high, sustained and feedback-infused note. Pill's monster 27-minute opening track "Driftin' Back" was, for my money, the best song...
Dumpstaphunk will perform an extra special Meters Tribute set tonight at the Wanee Festival in Live Oak, FL this evening. The band headlines tonight's opening night festivities with a set from 10:45pm-1:00am. This comes nearly a year after Ivan Neville's band played a full set at Tipitina's with entire The Neville Brothers. As soon as we we have video...
New Orleans' annual Voodoo Experience is celebrating its 15th anniversary in 2013, and, as they did last year, the festival made an extra early initial announcement, this time revealing the first 15 acts to make up the festival's lineup. Notably, Nine Inch Nails and Trent Reznor will return to City Park for the first time since NIN headlined in...
Tonight's episode of Saturday Night Live featured the same Daft Punk ad that caused a considerable stir at Coachella on Friday. While the duo's live resurfacing continues to be entirely shrouded in rumors and speculation, Daft Punk has managed to engender an almost unprecedented level of buzz and intrigue leading up to the release of Random Access Memories. The...
NOLA guitarist Anders Osborne and North Mississippi All-Stars slide man Luther Dickinson joined Phil and Grahame Lesh and Tony Leone for yet another dynamite Ramble at Terrapin Crossroads on Friday night. The second set looks about as good as you could possibly write it up, replete with a Scarlet, Cortez and New Speedway segment to cap it off. Continue...
The extraordinary Anders Osborne helped Phil Lesh kick off a series of stacked spring rambles at Terrapin Crossroads last night and clips are already starting to surface thanks to Anders' right-hand man Chris "Shaggy" Davis and his always reliable video work from up-front. Osborne's affinity for the Grateful Dead is no secret as the NOLA-based guitarist includes a cover...
While the focus of the live music nation is cast in the general direction of Indio, CA for the next couple of weeks and this year's Coachella Festival, we're keeping an equally watchful eye on RangerDave's Twitter and Instagram feeds as the festival's mascot leaves a trail of clues as to who will be appearing this year in Golden...
It doesn't get much better than Jazz Fest After Dark and we're thrilled to be back again, presenting two shows down at One Eyed Jacks in the French Quarter, a must-see venue for anyone making the rounds at JF this year for the first time. After last year's successful LMB NOLA Presents Garage a Trois show, we've decided to...
Watching My Morning Jacket play through a crystal clear stream in the Peach State's capital city proved to be quite the solid way to round out the week. MMJ's one-off appearance in the heart of ATL marks their first show since 1/2/13 and stands alone as the only date on the calendar while Jim James tours in support of...
Since we're still in the dark as to when and where the Daft Punk takeover will take place, here's a nice consolation prize from the depths of YouTube. The band putting the sans-computer funk spin on a handful of Daft Punk's greatest hits is DJ noDJ ("a thousand-piece electronic dance band from Chicago...specializ in re-creating the music of the...
These videos have been around the Internet for several years and the view counts for each respective clip indicate that many of you folks out there have already seen these. Regardless, it never hurts to put something this quality back on your radar. This full show footage finds the band hitting their stride around the time of Remain In...
Divine Fits will headline Taste of Randolph Street 2013 Simply put, it doesn't get much better than Chicago in the summertime. Cubs baseball, days by/on the lake, a nice window of excellent weather and an always slam-packed festival schedule await folks in the Windy City as winter turns to spring and summer. Among other annual cultural events, on the musical...
Electronic innovator Giorgio Moroder worked on the forthcoming Daft Punk album Random Access Memories and today, The Creators Project (a partnership between Intel and VICE) released Episode 1 of a new short-form documentary series. From first glance, it appears that this collection will feature interviews with collaborators on the new record, an output gaining nuclear levels of attention worldwide....
The Bonnaroo 365 video archive is a veritable treasure trove of documentary material and intriguing never-before-seen live performance videos. Today's Superjam Episode Two release features more backstage footage prior to and during this past summer's already-legendary surprise session featuring the D'Angelo-and-Questlove led funk-and-soul troupe. The 7 1/2 minute clip shows interviews, a backstage rehearsal of Funkadelic's "Hit It and...
WHO: Ivan Neville's Dumpstaphunk plus T.E.N. / Perro Bravo / Quickie Mart WHERE: The Roxy Theatre @ 9009 West Sunset Blvd., West Hollywood, CA WHEN: Saturday, April 6th, 2013 @ 8:00 pm TICKET LINK: PURCHASE TIX HOW TO ENTER TO WIN TIX: See below! One of the funkiest touring forces on the planet brings the NOLA party to the Sunset Strip for...
This past weekend, Queens of the Stone Age played at Lollapalooza Brazil in São Paulo, notably debuting a new track called "My God Is the Sun" that has already burned up the YouTubes. The band has a new LP Like Clockwork (via Matador) and the release date and track listing hasn't been released yet, so no word whether the...
Anyone who's ran around the Big Easy during the annual New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival knows that much of the live music magic to be found gets cookin' hours after the Fairgrounds are cleared out. Traditionally, each club around town has a packed slate throughout the eleven-day music marathon, most with multiple shows on the docket per night...
The big announcement arrived today at an expectedly unexpected time - midday on a Saturday: Daft Punk's new album lands on Earth May 21st. Buckle up. The pre-order run has already begun on iTunes for what has to be one of the most highly anticipated records to arrive in the 21st Century. The long-awaited followup to 2005′s Human After...
Last fall, Ernest Greene, the man behind Washed Out, stepped into the Moog Sound Lab and transformed his song "Far Away" (hear original version) from the absolutely stunning 2011 album Within and Without. In its original incarnation "Far Away" was built around vibes, bells & stringed instruments, but here Greene deconstructs the song and completely rebuilds it on a...

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