September 2015

Boston Calling Creates Energetic Weekend

Boston Calling, the bi-annual Boston, MA, music festival, closed out its three-day September line-up with a lunar eclipse to top off a fantastic weekend of music.  Each day featured clear skies, abundant sunshine, and crisp fall weather.  Crowds were vast and the energy seemed to grow with each act, producing a crowd so thick it became hard to move between the two stages.   Committed music fans waited for hours in the same spot in the crowd just to get

Enter The Portal - Immersive Rock Opera

Experience an October like never before by taking a small step away from the ghouls, costumes, and cavities. Embark on a journey into The Portal by joining the cast as they shroud the audience with brilliantly composed music and vividly constructed visual stimuli.

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Roosevelt Collier Announces California Get Down

Florida's king of sacred steel, Roosevelt Collier, will bring his revolving superjam to the West Coast for the first time, announcing the California Get Down Nov. 5-7 in Northern California.

Karl Denson | Ogden | 9/26/15 | Review

Long time funk and fusion Saxophonist Karl Denson brought his unique troupe to the Ogden Theater in Denver, CO. Supported by Denver locals and Afrofunk specialists Atomga, this was a distinctive and diverse night of music.

Tortuga Music Festival Announces Dates

HUKA Entertainment, leading creator and producer of large scale destination-location music festivals, proudly announces the return of Rock The Ocean’s Tortuga Music Festival for its fourth year.  The one of a kind country music at the beach experience will now take place for three days -- Friday, April 15, Saturday, April 16 and Sunday, April 17, 2016 -- on the sands of Fort Lauderdale Beach Park in For

Catch Yamn in November at the Bluebird

Catch Yamn and opener the Mantras, Thursday, November 12th, 2015, at the Bluebird Theater in Denver, Colorado.  Get more details here.

Riot Fest - Denver - 2015 | Review & Photos

Riot Fest is a festival of extremes. It is not for the faint of heart. It is a three day multi-genre music festival incorporating metal, hip-hop, punk, rock, and alternative music. A decade ago, it started in Chicago, and thankfully has moved to Denver and Toronto as well. It has an old school carnival feel to it with vendors and sideshow performances. This year, it took place at the National Western Complex grounds where they usually host one of the largest stock shows and rodeos in the world.

"John Mayall's Bluesbreakers - Live in 1967" Special Double LP Vinyl Coming October 2

On October 2, Forty Below Records will release a special double-LP vinyl version of the John Mayall’s Bluesbreakers – Live in 1967 (Never Before Heard Live Performances) album that was originally released earlier this year on CD. The LP version was pressed on 140-gram vinyl and will be released in gatefold form containing large pictures of John and the band members at the time – Peter Green, John McVie and Mick Fleetwood - on the inside.

Keller Williams' Vape Streaming Free Now

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Love & The Zealous releases Music In Your Soul

Based out of Olney, TX, Love & The Zealous--Richard Love (vocals), Marcus Leemann (guitar), Josh Morrison (bass) and Corbin Bailey (drums)--combine a dynamic brew of vintage soul and rhythm and blues with solid elements of classic rock and pop.

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DSO | Cuthbert Amphitheater | Review

Cuthbert Amphitheater on a beautiful early fall evening, a waxing moon shining through low scattered  clouds, and Dark Star Orchestra kicking off the Fall Tour West...Nope, doesn't get much better than that.  Although known for their awesome recreations of historic Grateful Dead shows, every now and then  DSO will roll their own set lists at their audience like a pair of loaded dice and

String Cheese 2015 Fall Tour | Preview

In what has been one of their most prolific years in recent memory, The String Cheese Incident will kick off their 2015 Fall Tour in the Midwest October 14th and 15th with a two-night stand at the Skyway Theater in Minneapolis, marking their first return to the Twin Cities in nearly 13 years.

The New Deal | Ogden Theater | Review

The genre of Jamtronica has its roots in unexpected places. Filled with elements of jazz, fusion and funk as well as club, dance and techno music. These are the descriptors of Jamtronica heavy weights and progenitors The New Deal. After over a decade of heavy touring and an unexpected hiatus, The New Deal is back and filled inspiration.

Def Leppard's Hysteria on the High Seas sets sail in January

Def Leppard's inaugural fan cruise, "Hysteria on the High Seas"--a four-day, four-night voyage out of Miami this January 21-25, aboard the MSC Divina--has announced a number of updates this week as the cruise is on the verge of selling out.

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deadmau5 Launches live.deadmau5.com

Top electronic music producer deadmau5 has been a long and avid user of live streaming to engage with fans. As an active gamer and a regular broadcasting partner on Twitch, the world's leading social video platform and community for gamers, he will now live stream his activities exclusively on their platform. deadmau5 takes his fan experience on Twitch to the next level on his own site using Maestro.
 

Dream Big: A Big Gigantic Story

Tonight, Friday, September 25, Boulder, CO-based group BIG GIGANTIC will take the stage at the first of two sold-out nights at Red Rocks Amphitheatre in Colorado.  It's been a long road for saxophonist/producer Dominic Lalli and drummer Jeremy Salken to "ROWDYTOWN IV," the fourth installment of their massive hometown experienceTheir jour

Best Coast | The Bluebird Theater | Review

Playful yet angsty, soulful but light; the dual essence of California’s golden coast filled an almost sold out Bluebird Theater Monday night.  If you’ve ever been to the beaches of Los Angeles at night, you know the warm, hazy magic that happens once the sun sets.  The vibe is free, open - but underneath the surface people can be just as broken as they are elsewhere.

Heather Ballentine releases debut Album

Music’s favorite pin up girl Heather Ballentine has released her debut album, The Cat’s Meow on Cool Cat Records and was produced by U.S. roots music legend and Grammy winner Pete Anderson (Dwight Yoakam, Roy Orbison, Lucinda Williams).  The video for the current single “Kiss Me” showcases her 10 piece band including horns and her endearing performance style.  https://youtu.be/TFWrSbqHKIY

The Big Lewbrewski Cruise - Craft Beer & Music Cruise Sailing out of Miami

ON THE BLUE--a leader in music cruise charter innovation--has officially announced their new craft beer and music cruise, titled THE LEBREWSKI CRUISE, the first cruise to marry craft beers and music from around the country, sailing out of Miami aboard the Norwegian Pearl from March 1-5, 2016.

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Danny Barnes Awarded The 2015 Steve Martin Prize for Excellence in Banjo and Bluegrass

Banjo player extraordinaire Danny Barnes is the 2015 recipient of the 6th annual Steve Martin Prize for Excellence in Banjo and Bluegrass. Described as "one of a kind" and widely acknowledged as "one of the best banjo players in America," Barnes is recognized for his experimental sound. The raw and unpolished musical breadth of his compositions has propelled him across the industry today.

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