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PHISH FRIDAY: 2012-2013 New Year’s Run Preview

It's interesting how expectations around the December holidays have evolved as we get older yet the essence stays the same. At age ten...

Apocalypse Here? An End of the World Playlist (Just in Case)

Whether or not The Mayans Were Right and the world engulfs itself, a phantom comet appears out of nowhere on Friday and takes us...

PHISH FRIDAY: Today in History, 12/7/97

Today marks the 15th Anniversary of one of the better shows (and premiere first sets) in Phish's history -- December 7th, 1997 at the...

Live Music Blog’s Best of 2012: Concerts, Albums, Artists and More (Part Two)

Last week, we rolled out Part One of LMB's Best of 2012 feature, highlighting this year's noteworthy albums (Tame Impala's Lonerism, Jack White's Blunderbuss...

PHISH FRIDAY: A November (’97) to Remember

This, the final edition of our month-long series, highlights one of the best months in Phish history -- November 1997. Phish took a...

Live Music Blog’s Best of 2012: Concerts, Albums, Artists and More (PART ONE)

While there's still plenty of live music magic yet to be made, the end is near and 2012 will be in the rear view...

PHISH FRIDAY: A November (’09) to Remember

For today's Phish Friday we've opted to skip the usual passover of anything in 3.0 as "relevant" to talk about during a column dedicated...

PHISH FRIDAY: A November (’96) to Remember

Our A November to Remember series continues this week with 1996. The same month Derek Jeter won the AL Rookie of the Year...

BONNAROO 2013: Lineup Speculation and Educated Guesses

UPDATE: the official lineup has been announced! Earlier today, the 12th Annual Bonnaroo Music and Arts Festival announced that ticket pre-sales will begin on Monday,...

ROUNDUP: What Five Bands Should Be Bigger Than They Are (Part Five)

< PART ONE (MONDAY) || PART TWO (TUESDAY) || PART THREE (WEDNESDAY) || PART FOUR (THURSDAY) > Today marks the final day of this week's...

PHISH FRIDAY: A November (’95) to Remember

Last week we dedicated our Phish Friday to November '94. This week, we promised November '97 but contributor @PeteLikesMusic had other ideas and...

ROUNDUP: What Five Bands Should Be Bigger Than They Are? (Part Four)

< PART ONE (MONDAY) || PART TWO (TUESDAY) || PART THREE (WEDNESDAY) > Today marks the fourth day of this week's What Five Bands Should...

ROUNDUP: What Five Bands Should Be Bigger Than They Are (Part Three)

PART ONE (MONDAY) || PART TWO (TUESDAY) > For Day Three of this week's What Five Bands Should Be Bigger Than They Are feature in...

ROUNDUP: What Five Bands Should Be Bigger Than They Are (Part Two)

PART ONE (MONDAY) Yesterday, we kicked off a five-day feature in response to the NPR Music What Bands Should be Bigger Than They Are article,...

PHISH FRIDAY: A November (’94) To Remember

November has always been an important month for our musical heroes from Vermont. Some of the bands more memorable shows have occurred in...

ROUNDUP: What Five Bands Should Be Bigger Than They Are (Part One)

NPR Music posed a great question last week when they asked: What Bands Should be Bigger Than They Are and we immediately wanted to...

FILM REVIEW: Shut Up and Play The Hits

By Shane Colman James Murphy, the musical mastermind behind LCD Soundsystem, does not think it's better to burn out than fade away. For his band's...

PREVIEW / VIDEO: Trey Anastasio Debuts New Guitar, Tour Kicks Off Tomorrow

Trey Anastasio hits the road in support of his new album Traveler on Thursday at The Fillmore in Detroit. Of special note is...

INTERVIEW / PHOTOS: Dispatch @ 1ST Bank Center, Denver 9/28/12 [LMB CO]

Mike Franklin -- "Independent music’s biggest rock Band Dispatch just kicked off their Amplifying Education Back-to-School Alternative Break Tour at the 1ST Bank Center...

PHISH FRIDAY: A Timeline of Bieber Phever

I tried not to write this post. I'll admit I was in denial about the community's interest as far back as August 15th....

FESTIVAL PREVIEW: Austin City Limits Music Festival 2012

Preview by Mark Wheeler LMB's ACL 2012 Playlist on Rdio The older one gets, the more shows one attends in proper venues, it gets easy to...

FESTIVAL PREVIEW: Joshua Tree Roots Music Festival 2012

WHAT: The 2012 Joshua Tree Roots Music Festival featuring Steve Kimock (w/ Bernie Worrell, Andy Hess & Wally Ingram), Anders Osborne, Howlin' Rain and...

SHINE A LIGHT on TIG NOTARO

< WEBSITE | @BlastOffPodcast | LIVE | KCRW | WATCH ON CONAN > We generally don't cover a whole lot of comedy around here (with...

PHISH FRIDAY: Uncovered Phish Covers

For this edition of Phish Friday we've (@Phortin & @BrahBrahBrah) hand-picked videos of musician's covering Phish. Super groups and bands taking their best...

VIDEOS: New Krautrockers CAMERA Play Underground Locales

CAMERA is a new band out of Germany you'll want to know about. The trio plays krautrock-improv at underground locales in the spirit...

PREVIEW: The Disco Biscuits present City Bisco @ The Mann Center

City Bisco is going down this weekend at the Mann Center in Philadelphia. The new event is a 2-day multi-stage festival curated by The...

Stream the New Tame Impala Album ‘Lonerism’

Tame Impala's new album, Lonerism doesn't drop until October 9th but NPR has the Aussie psych rockers' new album streaming online a week in...

PHISH FRIDAY: ALF Guests on “Tweezabella” (12/6/97)

We've got a special video edition of Phish Friday for you today. Let's take a break from the norm this Phish off-season and view...

INTERVIEW: Luke Miller of Lotus @ FDR Park

Ross Citrin chatted with Lotus' Luke Miller and got a rather in-depth look into what goes on behind the scenes of the Lotus matrix....

A Wilco Tour Roundup & The Plea for an Electric “Spiders”

Wilco has been on an absolute tear as of late. Specifically since their eighth album, The Whole Love came out in September of...

Ben Folds Five Returns w/ New Album, Visits Fraggle Rock

After twelve long years, Ben Folds Five has officially returned to the music scene. The band was formed in Chapel Hill, North Carolina...

Interview with Tuareg Guitar Phenom Bombino

< < WEBSITE || FACEBOOK || TWITTER || WATCH VIDEO > > It wasn't until this Spring that I first heard the name Omara...

Wishful Thinking: Dream Setlist for #MMJWiltern1

The 3-night, no-rules, no-repeats My Morning Jacket run at The Wiltern gets underway on Tuesday night after an opening set by Portugal. The Man....

PHISH FRIDAY: Dick’s Delivers for 2nd Straight Year

Is Phish in the modern era finally ascending musically to where they were in the late 90's? Are we back to staking claims...

PHISH FRIDAY: When Will Another Letter-Themed Show Happen?!

Phish is primed to close out the Summer of 2012 in beautiful Colorado with three shows in Commerce City starting tonight and going till...

PREVIEW: 9 Must-See Bands @ FYF FEST 2012

The term “music festival” conjures up images of remote grounds where festival-goers roam an inaccessible and vast plot of land while wearing tie dye...

PREVIEW: Hollywood Bowl Celebrates Peace with Herbie Hancock, Santana and More

The Hollywood Bowl's Summer Concert Series has a rare treat for Los Angeles concert goers this Wednesday night. I'm really excited to see...

VIDEOS: 10 Must-See Artists @ Catskill Chill 2012

The 3rd Annual Catskill Chill Music Festival is hitting Hancock, New York this upcoming September 7-9, 2012, and we're beyond psyched to be attending...

SHINE A LIGHT on Divine Fits

WEBSITE || FACEBOOK || TWITTER || STREAM ALBUM Divine Fits are: Spoon's Britt Daniel, Dan Boeckner of Wolf Parade and Handsome Furs, and New...

CONCERT PREVIEW: STS9 presents Axe the Cables @ The Mountain Winery, Saratoga, CA 8/25/12

WHO: STS9 presents Axe the Cables WHEN: Saturday, August 25th, 2012 WHERE: The Mountain Winery, Saratoga, CA TICKETS: $30-40 (PURCHASE) It's amazing to think back and realize...

PHISH FRIDAY: Night Three in The Bay Reset the 3.0 Bar

Comparisons within the Phish community are common. We sometimes judge a show based on the previous night's performance, or sometimes we'll judge a...

FESTIVAL RECAP / PHOTOS: moe.down 13

Words by Senor Martin, Photos by Nick Irving Veteran jamband moe. hosted its annual three day music festival dubbed moe.down over the weekend of August...

RECAP / PHOTOS: Equifunk 2012, The All-Inclusive Music Festival

Equifunk was a funkin' blast! What a way to design a music festival! From the moment of arrival people settled in to their sleep-away/summercamp...

PHOTOS: My Morning Jacket @ Williamsburg Park, Brooklyn 8/19/12

My Morning Jacket ended their week with a Sunday night show in Brooklyn's Williamsburg Park and Kevin Fuller was there to capture some stunning...

EPIC PHOTO GALLERY: Outside Lands 2012

LMB had three photographers on the ground (Katie Davies, Joseph Smith and Jimmy Grotting) and around town for this year's Outside Lands festival in...

SETLIST / VIDEOS / TWEETS: Phish @ Bill Graham Civic Auditorium, San Francisco 8/19/12

Phish's final show of a three-night run at the Bill Graham Civic Auditorium (their first non-festival shows in SF in over a decade) is...

SETLIST / TWEETS: My Morning Jacket @ Brooklyn Williamsburg Park – 8/19/12

MMJ's Spontaneous Curation Series tour lands in Brooklyn's Williamsburg Park this evening after last night's incredible showing at Merriweather Post Pavilion. Continue below for...

SETLIST / TWEETS / PHOTOS: My Morning Jacket @ Merriweather Post Pavilion – 8/18/12

EDITOR'S NOTE: Thanks to Kevin Hill / ChunkyGlasses.com and Andrew Mecchi for sharing their amazing photos with us! My Morning Jacket's Spontaneous Curation Series tour...

PHISH FRIDAY: Phishtradamus Gives His Setlist Prediction for the Oklahoma City Zoo Show

I, Phishtradamus, am going to make a bold setlist prediction... On August 29th, 2012, Phish will play an all animal-themed spectacle at the Oklahoma City...

Watch The ILLUSION Build a Spaceship, Review Phish LBC Show

I think it would be an understatement to say that we at Live Music Blog are big fans of the man/myth/legend Hamish Patterson, better...

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