May 2016

John Hartford Tribute | Boulder, Colorado

The Fox Theater in Boulder has started a Tuesday night bluegrass tradition. On this evening, after the extremely talented and quickly emerging Caribou Mountain Collective, a bluegrass all-star cast graced the stage to honor an important player in the bluegrass world.

CRYPTICAL & Friends @ Sweetwater on Thurs

This Thursday at Sweetwater Music Hall. Spring back to May 19th, 1974, Portland Memorial Coliseum with CRYPTICAL & Special Guests##

Boy, oh boy – if you ever wanted to hear a huge, heaping helping - 32 songs - of some of the best live Grateful Dead music to come out of the 70’s, *THIS* is the show!

There will be a raffle for the Rex Foundation and a Shakedown Street Bazaar with some amazing art & merchandise.

The Motet Announce New Album TOTEM

Today, Colorado-based funk rock band The Motet announce the release of their new studio album, Totem, due out July 8th, 2016.  Produced by Lettuce and Soulive guitarist Eric Krasno, Totem was written collectively by the seven members of the band.  The future of funk music is clear on Totem; each song is steeped in The Motet’s signature style that slaps you in the f

Maarja Nuut's New EP Streets June 3rd

Estonian fiddler and vocalist Maarja Nuut’s 12-track full-length album In the Hold of a Dream arrives June 3, 2016, leading listeners into an ambient, looping electronic retelling of the village musical traditions of pre-war Europe.

Jerry & Merl Volume Six Out June 24th

On June 24, Round Records & ATO Records will release GarciaLive Volume Six: July 5, 1973 – Jerry Garcia & Merl Saunders, the latest installment of the celebrated GarciaLive archival series. The three-CD set was recorded at the 200 capacity Lion’s Share club formerly located in the small town of San Anselmo, CA, just 20 miles north of San Francisco. The performance features Jerry Garcia performing with friend, mentor and legendary keyboardist/vocalist Merl Saunders.

III Points Festival Announces Lineup

III Points Music, Art, & Technology Festival is thrilled to announce its 2016 lineup, with a stacked roster of talent in its fourth year running.

Additional Artists Announced for Hillberry

Today, Hillberry: The Harvest Moon Festival announces an additional 12 artists to join the already incredible lineup for the 2nd annual festival taking place October 13-16, 2016 in Eureka Springs, Arkansas.

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Umphrey's McGee | UMBowl VII | Review

Progressive jam giants Umphrey’s McGee‘s return to Las Vegas for the seventh installment of the massively popular UMBowl production was marked once again by a stand-out tour closing dual evening extravaganza where all stops were pulled out and the power given directly to the fans, for better or for worse.

Mason Porter's New Album Available 6/3

Philadelphia roots music leaders Mason Porter will kick off their summer with a brand new release on Friday, June 3rd.  Heart of the Mountains, their second EP in two years, showcases the band’s rapid growth and momentum. A fine companion to 2015’s Key to the Skyway, the band builds on the themes of traveling and adventure, this time with an emphasis on nature and personal discovery.

Pete Pidgeon & Arcoda Album Launch Party

Colorado songwriters Pete Pidgeon & Arcoda are setting their sights on a very big year. Their new album, “All the Little Things”, was “soft” released on Record Store Day, April 16, 2016 exclusively at select independent record stores in Manhattan, Denver, and Boulder – including in-store signings & solo performances at two Denver Angelo’s CDs locations – and on the band’s website.

Dopapod Dynamizes Philadelphia

Dopapod played two energetic and career expanding nights at the Theater of the Living Arts on South Street in Philadelphia. It was the first time in my old stomping grounds in quite some time. It was exactly twenty years ago that I saw moe. there and Gov’t Mule with Alan Woody. That was the first time I experienced tinnitus and loved it.

Merle Haggard Tribute | Mill Valley, CA

Led by the Tim Bluhm’s caramel smooth baritone vocals, a unique bunch of renowned San Francisco Bay area-based players got together on May 11 to deliver a musical tribute to the recently fallen Merle Haggard. The show took place at the intimate Sweetwater Music Hall in Mill Valley, California.

Eliot Lipp's Album 'Come To Life' Out Now

Eliot Lipp is streaming his entire new album on Billboard.com starting today, May 10th. Lipp's new album, 'Come To Life' was released everywhere on Friday, May 13th.

Kaia Kater's New Album Drops Today

The new album from young African-Canadian roots phenom Kaia Kater couldn’t come at a better time. As a new generation takes the reins, American roots music is needed more than ever to remind us of the troubled pathways of our own history.

July 1978: The Complete Recordings Shipping Now!

"As an archivist and Dead Head, this boxed set is about as exciting as it gets. Musically, it features five exhilarating, dynamic nights in the summer of 1978. The sound quality is impeccable, as would be expected from Betty Cantor-Jackson's always-pristine recordings. The rarity of the first three nights, and the hall-of-fame pedigree of the last two, makes this one of the most astonishing Grateful Dead releases ever.

Dominican Holidaze Announces Annual Tropical Concert Adventure

Cloud 9 Adventures has announced the initial lineup and new details for the annual destination concert vacation, Dominican Holidaze, held December 1-5, 2016. To celebrate the 10th anniversary of Holidaze, the four-night all-inclusive event is returning to the beautiful Breathless Punta Cana Resort & Spa and expanding to include its brand new neighbor, Now Onyx Punta Cana.

First Les Paul 'Burst Comes to Carter Vintage Guitars

Carter Vintage Guitars has acquired the earliest example of Gibson’s iconic cherry sunburst Les Paul guitar, the model made famous by Eric Clapton, Jimmy Page, Duane Allman and numerous other influential rock guitarists. 

Serenity Gathering 2016 | Review & Photos

Leading up to the spring equinox on Sunday, March 20th, the Serenity Gathering of bass heads and Burning Man faithful at Joshua Tree National Park featured a roller coaster of personalities, scheduled and improvised, that all but guaranteed a good time all along the way.

Just Announced: Dead Winter Carpenters + Grant Farm @ Fox Theatre

Hailing from North Lake Tahoe, Calif., Americana band DEAD WINTER CARPENTERS has built a reputation for pouring their heart and soul into each performance.

Kiefer Sutherland Adds New Canadian Dates

Not one for slowing down, Kiefer Sutherland will carry the momentum from his live shows to Canada this June, as he adds 11 new tour dates to his North American tour in support of his debut album, Down In A Hole, available this summer (release date to be announced).

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