November 2015

David Nelson Band | 11/22/15 | Review

David Nelson’s long strange trip dates back just as far as the Grateful Dead’s. Nelson, Jerry Garcia and Robert Hunter were all pals from the Dead’s humble beginnings in Palo Alto. He was there for the acid tests, he saw the San Francisco scene blow up only a few years later, and of course cofounded New Riders of the Purple Sage with Garcia and John “Marmaduke” Dawson.

Grateful Web Interview with P-Groove

It’s the week before Halloween and Brock Butler and Matt McDonald of Perpetual Groove are on different phones and in separate rooms within the same Atlanta recording studio. With two shows in Charleston, SC on the docket, and two more later in the year in Colorado, the band had taken to rehearsals to work out covers and dust off the tunes they’d gotten back to playing earlier in the year.

David Gans' 'It's a Hand-Me-Down' Hits the Streets Tomorrow

Perhaps the foremost interpreter of Grateful Dead music today and an accomplished guitarist, singer and songwriter in his own right, David Gans now shares with us his own well-crafted and heartfelt interpretations of some of the Grateful Dead’s best songs on It's a Hand-Me-Down, due out November 27th on Gans’ Perfectible Recordings label. The album is available on pre-order

Soulive | Cervantes | Denver, CO | Review

Funk is an American tradition born in the same house as Jazz. Continuing this tradition are veterans Soulive. I had the pleasure of attending one of two shows this past snowy weekend at Cervantes in Denver. Supported by yet another long time vet George Porter Jr. of The Meters brought out his side project Runnin’ Pardners. This evening was filled with bright, colorful and energetic music.

TWLOHA Launches "Music is a Safe Place" Campaign

To Write Love on Her Arms (TWLOHA) has launched their brand new "Music is a Safe Place" campaign in light of the recent tragedy at La Bataclan in Paris, as well as the attacks in Iraq, Lebanon, and Syria.

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Fruition | The Aggie Theater | Review

Fruition rambled through the Front Range, high on the November 9th release of the new EP, Holehearted Fools. The Portland Americana quintet performed 4 of the new 5 song EP recorded with Colorado friends, Grant Farm.

Fare Thee Well Shows Available Now

If you should find yourself hoping, wishing, wanting to obtain that visceral feeling once again, we have in mind a few audio and video offerings that might help you to preserve those transcendent vibes. Let it flow, greatly grow, with choices for all from the Best Of to the Complete to the very last show.

Pigeons Playing Ping Pong Announce 2016 Colorado Run

Pigeons Playing Ping Pong has announced a Colorado tour in March of 2016. The band will embark on their two-week run with a number of stops in popular mountain towns including 2 night runs in Telluride and Steamboat Springs.  The tour will come to a close with 3 nights on the Front Range including a special April Fools day show billed as "Foolin' at The Fox" at the Fox Theatre in Boulder. More details are available HERE.

Brian Setzer Orchestra to Perform "Christmas Rocks" Concert for SiriusXM

SiriusXM announced today that iconic guitarist, songwriter, vocalist and three-time Grammy-Award winner Brian Setzer and The Brian Setzer Orchestra will perform an exclusive invitation-only concert for SiriusXM listeners in New York City on Tuesday, December 1.

Hear TTB's New Album @ Sunshine Festival

On January 29th, 2016 Tedeschi Trucks Band, led by the husband-and-wife team of singer-guitarist Susan Tedeschi and guitar virtuoso Derek Trucks, will cap an extraordinary and transformative year with the release of Let Me Get By, their third full-length LP and debut for Fantasy Records.

Travelin' McCourys | City Winery | Review

The Bluegrass Ball featuring The Travelin’ McCourys, Drew Emmitt and Andy Thorn of Leftover Salmon stomped though Chicago to a rousing house of hardcore bluegrass fans took over dancing in the aisles. The stage as a who’s-who of monster bluegrass instrumentalists. This ensemble was definitely having a great time playing together. 
 

Coming Soon: Circles Around The Sun

The mystery of just who was behind those freewheeling tunes that kept the crowds groovin' during Fare Thee Well's intermissions has been revealed! Circles Around the Sun, a band convened by guitarist Neal Casal, formed specifically to record just for the shows and the results were so captivating, and the audience response so overwhelmingly positive, we decided to give the music a proper release.

Jimmie Vaughan Set to Perform with University of Texas 385-Piece Longhorn Band on Thanksgiving Day

The University of Texas at Austin Longhorn Band Director, Scott Hanna, announced today that Grammy-winning blues guitarist Jimmie Vaughan will perform with the Longhorn Band during halftime at the Texas vs. Texas Tech football game at Darrell K Royal  - Texas Memorial Stadium on Thanksgiving Day, November 26.

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Fare Thee Well photography book to be released Dec 1

FARE THEE WELL: Celebrating the 50th anniversary of the Grateful Dead is a fine art, hardcover coffee table photography book by famed rock photographer—and bona fide Deadhead—Jay Blakesberg. FARE THEE WELL will be released December 1, 2015 via Rock Out Books and is available for pre-order now at 

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The Werks to Release Inside a Dream

With their 4th studio album, Inside a Dream, set to be released on November 20th, genre benders The Werks take listeners on a track-by-track musical voyage through the heart of a dream; into their own hopes, fears, and aspirations.

Dennis McNally & Trixie Garcia at the Fillmore | Preview

On Wednesday, December 2nd The Fillmore in San Francisco will host two very special guests in conversation to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the Grateful Dead.  Publicist, historian, and author of A Long Strange Trip, Dennis McNally will be joined by Trixie Garcia. The two will discuss McNally’s newest compilation Jerry on Jerry, a previously unpublished archive of interviews between McNally with Grateful Dead guitarist and cultural icon Jerry Garcia.

July Talk | The Stache | Review & Photos

Last week Tuesday, November 10, southern California two-piece blues outfit Little Hurricane and Toronto, ON, 5-piece July Talk visited Grand Rapids, MI for the first time.

Steel Pulse will debut DreadTown in 2016

New feature film about Steel Pulse brings their revolutionary message to a new generation.

Fans worldwide asked by David Hinds to assist in the completion of the film about the 40 year journey of his band Steel Pulse.

Hollywood actor and social activist, Danny Glover, narrates the documentary about Steel Pulse featuring music legends Snoop Lion, Gwen Stefani and Rita Marley.

Okeechobee Festival Adds More Artists

Okeechobee Music & Arts Festival today announced Bassnectar, The Avett Brothers, and Odesza are joining previously announced headliners Mumford & Sons, Kendrick Lamar, Skrillex, Future, Miguel, Fetty Wap and Big Grams (Big Boi & Phantogram).  Other new additions to Okeechobee Music & Arts Festival’s diverse bill include Kill The Noise, Lil Dicky, Nahko and Medicine For The People, Lettuce, White Denim, Booker T.

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