August 2016

Gary Nesta Pine to release new Album

Gary Nesta Pine has been inspired by, and devoted to, music for as long as he can remember.  “I’m a messenger from Jah.  My dad was a postman; I feel like I am the postman of music.” The impact reggae has had on his life, and him on its sound, can’t be understated. They’re so intertwined that it’s hard to imagine Jamaican roots reggae without the passion of Gary Nesta Pine.

MarchFourth on Tour with 'Magic Number'

Fifteen MarchFourth musicians traveled to New Orleans and spent ten days recording at

Hot Tuna - Each show its own experience!

Hot Tuna performs spontaneous, unfiltered music whether as an acoustic duo or as a solid power trio including drummer, Justin Guip. It’s unfathomable how Jorma Kaukonen and Jack Casady make each show its own experience, but they do ... and effortlessly!

String Cheese Incident | Eugene | July 2016

Veteran jam-masters, The String Cheese Incident checked into Eugene’s (Ore.) Cuthbert Amphitheater for a pair of reliably freaky shows, though the first night's performance was the juicier, more driven and musically intriguing offering.

Greg Loiacono to release Songs From a Golden Dream

Greg Loiacono will release his first full-length solo album, Songs From a Golden Dream, on September 23rd, 2016 on vinyl, CD and digital formats.

Deep Roots Mountain Revival '16 Schedule

Deep Roots Mountain Revival Festival is proud to announce the daily performance schedule for its inaugural music and arts festival on September 15-18, 2016. Top-tier bluegrass, jam band, rock and country acts will convene on the legendary Marvin’s Mountaintop in Masontown, WV, the original site for the All Good Festival.

American Babies Announce Fall 2016 Tour

American Babies is the pseudonym under which Philadelphia-based songwriter, vocalist and guitarist Tom Hamilton can be found creating his most personal and idiosyncratic work. Hamilton and his band will embark on an extensive U.S. tour this fall in support of their latest album, An Epic Battle Between Light & Dark.

The New Mastersounds & Turkuaz Announce Co-Headlining Tour

Winding down a busy summer within the festival circuit, including performances at Mountain Jam, High Sierra Music Festival, Peach Music Festival, and coming up on a much anticipated debut appearance at Lock’n Festival,  Brooklyn’s Turkuaz is announcing a large scale co-headlining Fall 2016 tour with British funk band The New Mastersounds.

David Crosby 2016 Tour and October Solo Release 'Lighthouse'

David Crosby is set to release his new solo work 'Lighthouse' for October 21st. Michael League of Snarky Puppy is Crosby's producer.

Hear Wilco's Schmilco First at Record Stores on Sept 6

Wilco fans can have an early listen to the band’s forthcoming album Schmilco on Tuesday, Sept. 6, three days before the album’s official worldwide release Sept. 9. But it won’t be via an early online stream; instead, the Chicago band is showing its support for independent record stores — and the vinyl format in general — by encouraging fans to attend I Heard Schmilco listening parties at locations across the US and Canada.

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Outside Lands 2016 | Review and Photos

Outside Lands is in its 9th year but you wouldn’t know to look at it. In some ways it feels like a brand new festival, while in others it’s clear that it’s far from amateur. The smooth operations, from getting fans through the gate without much wait to having eco-friendly workers to help navigate which bin to put your trash in (compost, recycling, or landfill), are just a few pieces of proof that Outside Lands really has their shit together.

Petaluma Festival 2016 | Review & Photos

A quintet of renowned Northern California jammy groups – Jackie Greene Band, Steve Kimock & Friends, David Nelson Band, The Mother Hips, and Moonalice – provided a nine-hour supersonic background on August 6 for a couple thousand bohemian yet genteel attendees at the 2016 incarnation of the Petaluma Music Festival.

Grateful Web Interview with Jake Peavy

On Wednesday, August 17th, at The Fillmore in San Francisco, The Rex Foundation and SF Giants starting pitcher’s Jake Peavy Foundation will co-host a charitable event that has been dubbed “Can’t Stop The Train,” a Tribute to t

Easy Star All Stars Special 10 Year Anniversary Edition of Radiodread

From its inception, Easy Star Records have paved the way for progressive reggae to reach a broader audience.  Their first reggae tribute album, Dub Side of The Moon, a reggae reimagining of Pink Floyd’s Dark Side of the Moon, was a breakthrough success that established Easy Star Records, the Easy Star All-Stars, and producer Michael Goldwasser at the forefront of modern reggae music.  Two years later, they followed it up with Radiodread (2006), a revision of Radiohead’s OK Com

Chicago Farmer Releases 'Midwest Side Stories' Sept 30th

Chicago Farmer, the moniker Bloomington, Illinois’ Cody Diekhoff performs and writes under, is set to independently release his 7th album, Midwest Side Stories, on September 30, 2016. Midwest Side Stories is about hope, depression, job loss, meth, skateboards, a divided nation, used cars, the late shift, farms, factories, the destruction of our environment, and still being around to sing about it.

Wendy Burch Steel & Redwood Appearing @ Berkeley's The Back Room

Wendy Burch Steel and Redwood play a unique cross-section of genres incorporating all the good and sweet aspects of bluegrass, folk, old-time, country bluegrass and blues. Bluegrass icon Laurie Lewis produced, played and sang on Wendy’s debut CD, Open Wings, which received rave reviews nationally and internationally in Americana and Bluegrass publications.

Tiger Party's Latest Release 'True North'

TIGER PARTY is a musical collective led by keyboardist Blake Mobley & vocalist Ashley Niven featuring a diverse group of musicians from across the county. Since its conception, Tiger Party has welcomed members of STS9, Lotus, The Disco Biscuits, JRAD, The Motet, Analog Son, along with a myriad of other artists from coast to coast.

Avett Brothers | Sonoma State | Preview

The Avett Brothers have been making their way across the nation on tour for their ninth studio album, True Sadness, and will soon be stopping at Sonoma State University to perform under the stars.  The band will take the stage at the University’s Weill Hall + Lawn at the Green Music Center on Thursday September 15th at 7:30pm, as part of the Summer 2016 MasterCard Performance Series.

GarciaLive Volume 7 | 11/8/76 | Review

Some years back, former Grateful Dead vocalist Donna Jean Godchaux MacKay made a remarkable discovery in the storage of the family houseboat. Boxes of reels taped by legendary recording technician Betty Cantor-Jackson. The Grateful Dead tapes were the first to be dusted off, restored, and ultimately released for the enjoyment of all. Recently Donna Jean found yet another box consisting of all Jerry Garcia Band reels.

Reed Mathis & Electric Beethoven New LP

Reed Mathis has announced the release of Beathoven due September 30 on Royal Potato Family. The revered bassist extraordinaire is best known for his work with Jacob Fred Jazz Odyssey, Tea Leaf Green and Billy & the Kids (led by the Grateful Dead’s Bill Kreutzmann) among numerous others, but his first love was always Ludwig van Beethoven.

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