December 2015

Grateful Web Interview w Daniel Rodriguez

Daniel Rodriguez of Elephant Revival is a dreamer. He loves the sun and its giving and giving and giving. And he looks to the new year as a time to be reborn and refinished - new moments to propel yourself toward a brighter future. There's a lot to learn about Rodriguez in this interview, both as a human being and a member of a magnificent Colorado folk band.

DSO set to Celebrate New Years in Philly

Dark Star Orchestra announced more details about their two night Philly New Year’s Eve celebration at the Electric Factory, taking place on Dec. 30 and 31. A two-day admission deal offers fans a pass for both nights for only $59.95, which includes some perks on the New Year’s Eve including catering, a special commemorative poster, and a complete multi-media journey featuring cirque performers throughout the performance.

Dead & Company Bring the Party to Frisco

Dead & Company, the latest Grateful Dead-family arena band, has made its way to California, for two shows at San Francisco’s venerable Bill Graham Civic Auditorium before heading to Los Angeles to close out the year.

Handmade Moments | Eye in the Sky

In Handmade Moments’ second album, Eye in the Sky, you’ll find a wonderful array of classy beatboxing, great rhythms and a smattering of political commentary. The beatboxing acts as a subtle foundation for their melodies. Their rhythms are interlinked between South and Central American sounds, classic bluegrass and modern folk with a few twinges of slide guitar. And the commentary – it’s subtle as well.

The Kitchen Dwellers Announce Winter 2016 Tour Dates

Montana based galaxy grass outfit The Kitchen Dwellers have announced their Winter 2016 tour dates. The first stretch of the band's tour will focus in the Rocky Mountain region with a run of shows through Colorado, Wyoming, and Montana highlighted by a stop at Boulder's Fox Theatre with The Magic Beans keyboardist Casey Russell's Soul Shack. The band then heads east for a short tour including shows at Burlington's Nectar's and The Brooklyn Bowl.

Perpetual Groove is Back | Denver, CO

This past February, Perpetual Groove announced that they would be back from a two year hiatus, and in the summer they got back on the road again to the delight of fans around the country. As part of the giving of gratitude Thanksgiving this year, the band came to Cervantes Masterpiece Ballroom in Denver, CO for a pair of nights of jamming.

Yonder Returns to Boulder Theater for NYE

For nearly 17 years, Yonder Mountain String Band has redefined bluegrass music, expanding the traditional acoustic genre beyond its previously established boundaries by steadily pushing the envelope into the realms of rock n' roll and improvisation. YMSB has always played music of their own design, in the process attracting a devout coterie of fans that often resembles a tight knit family on an epic musical journey as Yonder traverses the country with an ever-rigorous tour schedule.

Frank Zappa and the Mothers of Invention “The Lost Broadcast: The Beat Club '68" Entire Performance To Be Released On DVD

For the first time ever, Frank Zappa and the Mothers of Invention “The Lost Broadcast: The Beat Club '68” entire show will be released on DVD by Gonzo Multimedia in December 2015!This DVD contains a filmed rehearsal of Frank Zappa and the Mothers Of Invention at the legendary Beat Club in Bremen, Germany, on 6th October 1968. It was part of the band's second European tour, the first having occurred a year before, although this was their first visit to Germany.

Conspirator Electrifies Denver's 1up

One of Denver’s hottest new venues turned up on Friday, November 6th with the Disco Biscuit side band, Conspirator. Sadly, this was one of the last shows at the 1up on Colfax ever. The venue closed the music venue section to stay faithful to its arcade bar roots, and ironically RAQ was the last shows there.

Fox Street will headline the Gothic Theater

Denver’s local funky blues-rockers, Fox Street, are excited to announce their headlining show at legendary Denver venue, the Gothic Theatre, on January 15th, 2016. This will be the band’s first time headlining a venue this size, and invite old friends and fellow local band, Analog Son, as direct support on the bill.

Mike Stern Band | Yoshi's Club | Review

Few jazz guitarists have led a career of both diversity and longevity as Mike Stern. Though he earned his professional chops as part of the mid 1970s lineup of Blood, Sweat, and Tears, he really came to shine alongside some of the true jazz giants such as Miles Davis, Billy Cobham, and Jaco Pastorius. His ease in blending a range of styles through powerfully chorused interactive pedal effects has gained him worldwide recognition.

Real Gone Announces 2016 February Releases

This February, Real Gone Music defies the Winter chill with a series of releases guaranteed to warm the bones of just about any country music lover. First, the label revisits country legend Barbara Mandrell’s early years on the Columbia label with a deluxe album reissue featuring no less than seven unreleased tracks.

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Suwannee Springfest 2016 Initial Lineup

Suwannee Springfest celebrates 20 years of kicking off the spring festival season at the beautiful Spirit of Suwannee Music Park in Live Oak, FL. It takes place March 17-20, 2016 and we are thrilled to announce that John Prine will be headlining the festival with his debut appearance at the event!

LIB 2016 Announces 24-hour Flash Ticket Sale

California’s premiere boutique music and arts festival Lightning in a Bottle just announced that a limited amount of discounted tickets for the 11th annual gathering go on sale starting Monday, January 4th at 10AM for a 24 hour flash sale. General Admission ticket sales will follow on Tuesday, January 5th at 10AM.

Circles Around The Sun | Review

The gargantuan summer Fare Thee Well concerts represented a few milestones for the Grateful Dead.

Kyle Hollingsworth | Hoppy Holidays | 2015

Kyle Hollingsworth is well known as the keyboard player for The String Cheese Incident, but over the years he’s become just as recognizable by his insatiable thirst for craft brews of all sorts.

Elephant Revival | Ogden Theater | Review

Was it the reunion of brimming fans? Or was it the band’s majestic sound? Regardless, Elephant Revival’s two homecoming shows at the Ogden this past weekend produced nothing short of sweeping communal joy.  Sights, sounds, and vibes provided respite from wintry woes all too common this time of year.

Michal Menert & The Pretty Fantastics | 5-night Florida run

Pretty Lights Music veteran Michal Menert has announced a five-night Florida run February 2 – 6, 2016 with his new live band. The six-piece group dubbed Michal Menert & The Pretty Fantastics will play Gainesville, Jacksonville, Tampa and Orlando before closing out the run at South Florida’s B.e. Easy Music and Arts Festival. With a nod to the past and an ear for the future, Michal Menert

Wanne Festival Announces 2016 Lineup

Widespread Panic steps up again to take the headliner reins for one of our best line-ups ever and brings their raucous jamband excitement to what has now become one of the most popular Festivals in the country.  THE 2016 WANEE MUSIC FESTIVAL--now in its 12th year--returns Thursday April 14th through Saturday April 16th to the Spirit of Suwannee Music Park in Live Oak, FL.

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