August 2015

Grateful Web Interview w John McLaughlin

Grateful Web was humbled and honored to have an extended conversation with jazz-fusion guitarist and bandleader John McLaughlin. He began recording and composing groundbreaking music in the 1960s before joining forces with Miles Davis on his landmark albums “In A Silent Way” and “Bitches Brew”. His band Mahavishnu Orchestra was the fundamental jazz-fusion originator. His illustrious career since has been continually remarkable.

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Meadow City Music Festival 2015 | Day 3

The last day of the Meadow City Music Festival began with a light audience. It was to be expected for a 10 am start on a Sunday morning in a church-going community.  The festivalgoers who came later missed a couple of really great acts.

Josh Abbott Band is a Perfect Fit for Cowboy Hats and Baseball Caps

This is a very big year for the Josh Abbott Band. The “Where’s the Party” tour is its largest to date, attracting new fans at every stop. The day after premiering the new single “Amnesia” on Sirius XM radio, the Texas band returned to Joe’s Bar in Chicago.

Tim O'Brien Transforms With Pompadour

Multi-award winning bluegrass-folk-singer-songwriter Tim O’Brien greases the musical wheel with Pompadour set to release on October 30th on his label Howdy Skies Records.

The Heavy Pets announce 10th anniversary Tour Da Florida

The Heavy Pets have announced a 10th Anniversary ‪‎"Tour Da Florida” run with 11 shows in eight of their favorite towns including a performance at Dunedin's Oktoberfest, a two-night stand at the Funky Buddha Lounge in Boca Raton including the premier of Walrus: A Beatles Tribute, and a three-night run in Key West during Fantasy Fest. 

Bettye LaVette is Worthy | Review

Bettye LaVette is worthy and so is her brand new record. The “Great Lady of Soul” earned her nickname the hard way, staying true to herself and her dream for decades before the world finally listened. She was on the verge of stardom at 16, but had to wait 43 years until the 2005 release I’ve Got My Own Hell to Raise for her career breakthrough.

PREVIEW: North Coast Music Fest in Chicago, September 4-6

The Labor Day weekend countdown is on. Won’t you please come to Chicago? Show your face and make “summer’s last stand” at North Coast Music Fest in Union Park. Single day tickets are still available at www.northcoastfestival.com for the all-ages sonic buffet of indie, EDM, jam-band, hip-hop, and house music.

Grand Point North Weekend VIP Passes

Hey friends - head over to the Grand Point North Facebook page for your chance to win a pair of Weekend VIP Passes.

Rex Foundation Goes to Fenway Park!

Rex Goes to Fenway Park September 21! We're very excited about our very first Rex fundraiser with the Boston Red Sox as they host their Grateful Dead Night! The Sox face the Tampa Bay Rays, and you'll want to be there in your special commemorative t-shirt.

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Electric Zoo: Transformed Music Festival Sponsor Activities

Electric Zoo: Transformed, the three-day electronic music festival taking place September 4-6 at Randall's Island Park in New York City with headliners Above & Beyond, Alesso and The Chemical Brothers, is just around the corner.  For the stellar musical line-up boasting over 90 artists and brand new staging and production, the event is teaming up with a wide group of sponsors to bring to the city

Hard Day of the Dead Returns Oct 31st

HARD returns with its annual 'Day of the Dead' Halloween edition on Saturday, October 31 And Sunday, November 1 at Southern California's Fairplex.

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Meadow City Music Festival 2015 | Day 2

The second day of the Meadow City Music Festival in Las Vegas, New Mexico, was packed full of talent; some well seasoned; some just getting over their first stage butterflies.

Jeff Austin announces lineup change for Jeff Austin Band

It is with endless excitement that the Jeff Austin Band would like to welcome banjo master Ryan Cavanaugh into the fold. Ryan brings with him a great sense of musical adventure and intense creativity...something we have built our whole world upon. We look forward to many great musical times ahead with him.

Yonder Announces New Years in Boulder

Z2 Entertainment is proud to present Yonder Mountain String Band with Special Guests at the Boulder Theater on Wednesday, December 30th, 2015. Tickets are on sale August 29th for $35 GA, $65 New Years Eve or $160 4-Day Pass.

"YONDER MOUNTAIN STRING BAND IS AS DURABLE AS BLUEGRASS ITSELF. IT CHANGES AND MORPHS AND HAS AN OPEN-ENDEDNESS THAT MAKES ANYTHING POSSIBLE." – JOHNSTON OF YMSB

Fox Theatre Announces Schedule for Phish Dicks Weekend

Pigeons Playing Ping Pong and The Fox Theatre have announced the schedule of pre-parties and buses for next weekend’s Phish run at Dicks Sporting Goods Park in Commerce City, Colorado. On Thursday September 3rd Pigeons Playing Ping Pong and Spafford will kick the weekend off with a pre-party at the Fox Theatre.

Turbine Releases 4th Album, Shakin' Off The Shock

Hailing from New York City, Turbine has release its fourth full length Shakin' Off The Shock. This new album twists and turns through eleven tracks, weaving a sonic thread of hard riffs and electrofunk around their most memorable lyrics to date.

Jon Wayne and the Pain | Omaha | Review

On the south side of Omaha, off the beaten path, lies Sokol Park.  This "campitheater" is home to multiple local and regional festivals, and also a concert idea of which I've never encountered elsewhere.  Camping is included with purchase of a concert ticket, giving all concerts a heavy music festival atmosphere, even if it is only for one night.  The reggae-tronic dub band from Minneapolis, Jon Wayne

John Brown's Body Announce 2015 Fall Tour

Today, American reggae pioneers John Brown’s Body (JBB) announce their 2015 Fall Tour.  The tour begins September 2 and hits eight East Coast cities before hopping out to the West Coast in December for stops in Utah, Colorado and California.

Larry Coryell and Kevin Mahogany Headline Amelia Island Jazz Festival

Jazz guitar pioneer, Larry Coryell, and Kevin Mahogany, a masterful jazz vocalist, are set to headline the 2015 Amelia Island Jazz Festival, it was announced this week by AIJF Artistic Director Les DeMerle. A hugely influential guitar player, Coryell is a major figure in the jazz fusion movement of the 1970s and continues to turn out highly regarded recordings.

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