April 2016

Ghent Jazz Festival unveils new names including John Cale

The line-up for the 15th edition of Gent Jazz Festival (07.07-16.07.16) is almost finalised. Today sees the announcement of names such as John Cale, Dave Harrington Group, OakTree, Kamikaze, ALA.NI, Allen Stone, Day Fly and The Germans

Tortuga Music Festival Sets Record Attendance

Huka Entertainment announced today a record year for the fourth annual Rock The Ocean’s Tortuga Music Festival, held over the weekend at Fort Lauderdale Beach Park. Nearly 90,000 fans flocked to the beach for three days of performances from superstars Blake Shelton, Tim McGraw and Dierks Bentley, along with Sam Hunt, Elle King, Thomas Rhett, Lynyrd Skynyrd, Kelsea Ballerini and 25 more musical acts!

Summer Camp Festival 2016 | Preview

Ah, the fresh smell of spring. The bird songs are swirling, people are smiling, and the sweet sounds of music fills the damp air. This time of year is special for a multitude of reasons, however for many concert-goers this time of year means one crucial thing, music festivals are upon us.

Electric Sammy Plays Pink Floyd's Animals

Sammy Saltzman is no stranger to music. For two decades he has been in the front row watching one of the best guitar players of all-time, Trey Anastasio shred during Phish’s concerts. He has turned his love of live music into a passion that he shares with his own fans covering his favorite albums all by himself. Sammy is very humble though, he will tell you that he is not a one man band and that he has a production crew, which takes his shows to another level.

Tortuga Music Festival Prevails During Storms

On what appeared to be a beautiful sunny day at the opening of the fourth annual Rock The Ocean’s Tortuga Music Festival, tens of thousands of attendees packed the sand.  For the first Friday show in Tortuga history – a third day was added this year to accommodate the demand – fans were treated to amazing performances by Cam, Kristian Bush, Randy Houser, and more. 

Dark Star Jubilee 2016 | Preview

Imagine a paradise that contained all of your family, friends, and favorite music. A place that feels like home as soon as you walk in and everyone is considered family. A place where a smile never leaves your face and the music never stops playing.  Imagine no further, I’m here to tell you of such a place! Join me at the Dark Star Jubilee for its fifth year at Legend Valley in Thornville, Ohio.

Larkin Poe Releases New Album Reskinned

Sister roots rock 'n' soul band Larkin Poe released their highly anticipated sophomore album RESKINNED via RH Music. Out today digitally, the album will be available in stores April 29th.

Urban Voodoo Machine | Hellbound Hymns

Set to release May 27, 2016 is The Urban Voodoo Machine’s fourth album Hellbound Hymns; this album is London’s very own child of anarchy. With psychedelic jazz and blues comes twisted tales of fate vocalized by the ever-talented Mr. Paul – Ronney Angel. Thirteen tracks of booze fueled nights full of debauchery and ravishingly powerful groove fueling rhythms.

Little Village Foundation Brings American Backroads Music to the Masses

In the day and age of instant discovery of new music on the Internet, it's easy to assume that all emerging artists utilize YouTube, Spotify, and social media as their primary ticket to stardom. It's 2016, throngs of artists have launched their careers online over the past quarter of a century. But what about those incredible gems that lie just beyond the fray, living under the radar lives on America's backroads? Akin to the pre-Internet days, these artists must be found in order to be heard.

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Head for the Hills Pickin on the Poudre

Head for the Hills has a simple but continuing dilemma they can’t seem to resolve. Specialists have been hired to no avail and the predicament persists: how does one describe the multifarious music of Head for the Hills?

Hoxeyville Music Festival Adds More Artists

Held in the beautiful Manistee National Forest on August 19-21, the 13th annual Hoxeyville Music Festival is pleased to announce new artists to the lineup including Elephant Revival, Joshua Davis Quartet & Mandolin Orange. These bands are in addition to headlining performances from Michigan’s own Greensky Bluegrass and Luke Winslow-King, along with touring favorite Railroad Earth.

The Bones of J.R. Jones | Spirit's Furnace

April 15, 2016 is the Bones of J.R. Jones Spirit’s Furnace album release date. This marks Jonathon Linaberry, born of NYC’s third studio album with his blended unique style of American classic blues, folk, jazz, and rock. The Bones of J.R.

14th Annual Bayou Rendezvous, 4/29/16

On Friday, April 29th at the Howlin’ Wolf in New Orleans, many of the nation's finest musicians will come together during the New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival to bring you an all night live music event featuring nine bands on two simultaneous stages. This year's diverse line up consists of several varieties of funk and dance music flavored with soul, afro-beat, jazz fusion, rock and New Orleans rhythms. The Bayou Rendezvous will rage all night, from 9PM to 8AM, and is always one of th

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Lineup Additions for Electric Forest

Today, Electric Forest (EF) announced over 25 new additions to the festival lineup, as well as details on its 2016 Curated Event Series. The 6th annual music and camping festival returns to Rothbury, Michigan on June 23-26, 2016 and sold out again in record time – a mere two weeks after tickets went on sale.
 

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Slightly Stoopid Perform Live w/ Bob Weir

Slightly Stoopid are announcing their return to Tamalpais Research Institute (TRI Studios) on Thursday, April 21st, 2016 for a live performance and webcast featuring Slightly Stoopid and special guests including legendary Grateful Dead founding member Bob Weir. TRI Studios, founded by Weir, is a world-class audio, video, streaming venue and recording facility.

Grace Potter announces lineup for Grand Point North

Grace Potter announced today the lineup for the 2016 Grand Point North music festival, scheduled for September 17 and 18 at Burlington, Vermont’s Waterfront Park. Potter will headline both nights and will be joined by Old Crow Medicine Show, Guster, The Wood Brothers, Kaleo, Blind Pilot, The Record Company, Kat Wright & The Indomitable Soul Band and Eliza Hardy Jones, who also plays in Potter’s backing band.

Ryan Carraher | Vocturnal | Review

Keep the Edge Studios of Quincy, MA released Ryan Carraher’s debut album Vocturnal on March 16, 2016. With eight tracks of heavy, solid, modern jazz and influences of both Boston and fusion Vocturnal features Ryan Carraher on guitar, Steve Wilkinson on drums, Evan Waaramaa on keyboard, Brandon Wilkins on the Alto saxophone, and Greg Toro on bass.

Mungion Announces post Phish After-Party

Chicago’s progressive rockers, Mungion, releases a brand new live performance video of the song Nuthead. Take a closer look into their debut album Scary Blankets, which is scheduled for release in May. For full tour dates and news on all things Mungion visit www.mungion.com

Watch this in studio live performance of Nuthead right here!

July 1978 Listening Party: July 3rd

We're feelin' the funk on this week's JULY 1978: THE COMPLETE RECORDINGS listening party, plucked from the Grateful Dead's 7/3 show at the St. Paul Civic Center Arena.

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