August 2016

Transforming Transformational Festivals and the first Annual Unify Fest

Oh how we love our transformational festivals!

For so many of us they have guided and shaped chapters of our lives, inspiring us, exposing our souls to new truths, to incredible workshops, art, beloved friends, community and deeply moving music that stays with us throughout the year. They are called transformational festivals for a reason, because when you come to one you leave changed. And yet the transformational festival scene is also going through its own metamorphosis.

Vertex Festival 2016 | Review & Photos

If there is one thing Madison House has perfected, its creating magical experiences for its attendees. Laid out on a large vista set amongst Buena Vistas Collegiate peaks, the backdrop alone created a unique experience. It was clear from the minute one stepped through the entrance gates that this was a well crafted, detail oriented, experience driven festival.

Birdtalker set to release debut Album

Nashville alternative group Birdtalker has released the second single from its debut EP, Just This.

Kyle Hollingsworth Announces 2016 Hoppy Holidays

KYLE HOLLINGSWORTH--keyboardist of The String Cheese Incident and beer aficionado--is back at it again with his third annual Hoppy Holidays beer festival and concert to The Fillmore Auditorium in Denver on Saturday, December 3.

Johnny Nicholas Brings a Breath of "Fresh Air" with new CD

Acclaimed roots musician Johnny Nicholas has announced a September 2 release date for his new CD, Fresh Air, which showcases his multiple talents on various guitars and soulful vocals for an album surely to be one of the best musical revelations of the year.


STS9 Set To Release 'The Universe Inside'

The members of STS9Hunter Brown (guitar/sequences), Jeffree Lerner (percussion), David Phipps (keyboards/synths), Zach Velmer (drums) and Alana Rocklin (bass)—went through a lot over the course of making this record.

Vertex Festival Wraps Hugely First Year

The inaugural Vertex festival just wrapped with tremendous success. Hosting 8.000 attendees in the stunning Arkansas River Valley in Buena Vista, CO for 3 days/nights, the weekend was filled with incredible and diverse musical performances, interactive art installations and high mountain adventures – all with a uniquely Colorado twist.

The Get Right Band On Tour Now + Album

After being named one of Relix's "On The Verge” artists, the premiere music outlet has gotten on board again with Asheville NC favorites The Get Right BandThey ran the exclusive of the band’s "Motivation" video, the first video from WHO’S IN CHARGE?, which came out August 5.  The band celebrates the release with a show in their hometown at I

TAUK Announce New 2016 Fall Tour Dates

Instrumental rock-fusion quartet TAUK are proud to announce new fall tour dates in support of their third studio album, Sir Nebula. The album is slated for release September 16th and features cover art from popular Swedish digital illustrator Kilian Eng.


Grateful Web Interview w/ Dave Johnston

Grateful Web caught up with Dave Johnston of Yonder Mountain String Band just in time to talk about 2016 so far and the upcoming Red Rocks show on August 20th, 2016.  They will headline with Preservation Hall Jazz Band and the Drive-By Truckers in support.  

Umphrey's McGee | Indy | 8/5/16 | Review

Let me begin by saying that this was a typical Umphrey’s McGee show. And I was really happy with that. You see, UM does something not a lot of other bands are able to do: they bring a great energy and excitement to everything they are doing.

Rhythms on the Rio 2016: Day One

The monsoons came late to southern Colorado and New Mexico this summer, causing festival promoters to watch the skies. Here in South Fork, CO at the opening of the 11th annual Rhythms on the Rio Music Festival rain-heavy clouds released their payloads earlier in the day, well before the festival opened around 5 pm.

Heart of Gold Band Reunion with Bob Weir

The decline of 1970's Grateful Dead piano player Keith Godchaux was sad but not entirely unexpected. The hardships of the never-ending grueling tour and travel schedule (that had always been for The Dead) had taken its toll on Keith and his wife Donna Jean Godchaux, a talented Muscle Sholes-alum vocalist. It was Donna who introduced Keith to Jerry Garcia in 1971 after a Dead show they had attended.

Enchanted Forest Gathering 2016 Delivers

A magical weekend came to a close on the captivating grounds of historic Black Oak Ranch in Mendocino County as the 6th annual Enchanted Forest Gathering wrapped another wondrous festival experience within the lush embrace of the majestic oak forest and refreshing Tenmile Creek.

Steady Legend releases single "Every Little Thing"

Since 2011, Steady Legend has been entertaining audiences in Austin as well as the state of Texas. Two years after the release of their debut album in 2015, the band is preparing to release their second album “Chapter Two” in January 2017.


Aqueous Announces Fall 2016 Tour

Aqueous is bringing their genre-bending funkadelic groove rock out on Random Company fall tour across the country with multiple festivals and some sexy show partners. August will see Aqueous making their 3rd straight visit to the fruit-tastic Peach Festival in Scranton, PA and continuing a themed residency at Baltimore’s 8x10 club with moe. and Red Hot Chili Peppers shows lined up on Aug.

Freaky Deaky Releases 2016 Lineup

FREAKY DEAKY - The Largest Halloween Event in the Midwest - is thrilled to announce the complete artist lineup for its eighth anniversary! The 3-day festival returns to the expansive Toyota Park just outside of downtown Chicago in Bridgeview, Illinois over Halloween weekend. Featuring 50+ artists spanning multiple genres, Freaky Deaky 2016 promises a chilling and thrilling experience that will bring the freak out of everyone this October.


Jerry Garcia's 'Tiger' Guitar To Be Played By Warren Haynes At Central Park SummerStage

We are overjoyed to announce Warren Haynes will be playing Jerry Garcia's beloved “Tiger” guitar at SummerStage in Central Park on August 8th. Built specifically for Garcia by luthier Doug Irwin, Tiger debuted with the Grateful Dead on August 4th, 1979 and remained Garcia’s primary guitar for over a decade. Haynes is the first to perform on the guitar since Garcia last played it during his final performance with the Grateful Dead on July 9th, 1995 at Soldier Field in Chicago.


One Of Ireland's Most Beloved Bands Returns With ARMS

Irish band, Bell X1, undoubtedly one of Ireland’s most beloved bands, is back with their seventh studio album, ARMS, out October 14, 2016.  ARMS is the follow up to their 2013 critically acclaimed album Chop Chop, which became the trio’s third #1 album on the Irish Album Charts and their fourth consecutive album to be nominated fo


WOLF! Feat. Scott Metzger Announce LP

Brooklyn trio WOLF! featuring guitarist Scott Metzger announce their upcoming 2nd LP, 1-800-WOLF!, due out October 14 on Royal Potato Family. The first single from the new record was premiered via Guitar World MagazineCheck out "Pork n' Slaw" here.