September 2016

Avett Brothers | 9/16/16 | Review & Photos

On an evening in which summer still ruled in North-Central California, the compelling and charismatic Avett Brothers visibly pleased 5,000 or so souls with their lilting musical storytelling on Sept. 16. The unbridled, rootsy, folk-rock stomp took place at Thunder Valley Casino Resort’s outdoor venue in Lincoln, near Sacramento, California.  

Steve Hillage To Release 22-Disc Career Spanning Box Set

“Searching For The Spark” is a 22-disc box set celebrating the work of award-winning guitarist, Steve Hillage.

Since he began playing guitar in the early 1960s, through his time with Gong and beyond as a solo artist and one half of System 7, Steve Hillage has embodied what it means to be a truly progressive musician. 

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Grand Point North 2016 | Review & Photos

This was my fourth Grand Point North festival on the Burlington waterfront. However, it was my first dancing with Grace Potter in the photo pit.

Eric Johnson to Release All-Acoustic Album

Thirty years after his breakthrough solo release 'Tones' brought him national recognition, Texas guitar legend Eric Johnson is releasing his first all-acoustic album on October 7th via Provogue. Showcasing nine original compositions and four covers, 'EJ' is easily Johnson's most intimate album to date. "Ever since I was young, I've played piano and acoustic guitar in my private life," Johnson says.

Con Brio Showcases Debut Album "Paradise" in Select Cities

Led by 23-year-old soul sensation Ziek McCarter, San Francisco's Con Brio has mesmerized crowds with performances on some of the world's biggest stages including Austin City Limits 2015 and Byron Bay Bluesfest 2016 (Australia).

UNITY: The Desmond Tutu Legacy Project

For many years, Archbishop Emeritus Desmond Tutu has preached a message of "Ubuntu: what affects one of us, affects us all".

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Elephant Revival Releases New Video Depicting Struggle Of Immigrant & Refugee Families

Progressive indie-folk quintet Elephant Revival is teaming up with NNIRR to raise awareness and understanding of the current refugee and immigrant crisis happening around the world and in our own country. The group makes a clear statement with the first music video from their acclaimed album Petals with the track “When I Fall.”

All proceeds from the Pay-What-You-Can donation link to download the audio track will be donated directly to NNIRR.

Gary Rossington Of Lynyrd Skynyrd & Wife Release Take It On Faith

Gary Rossington, the legendary founding member and guitarist of Lynyrd Skynyrd along with his wife, Dale Krantz-Rossington, whom many call The First Lady of Southern Rock, release the heartfelt, soul-grabbing, bluesy new album Take It On Faith, November 4, 2016 on Loud & Proud Records.  The duo has been making beautiful music together for over 35 years beginning when Dale opened for Skynyrd in ’77 while she was

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Balsam Range Releases 'Mountain Voodoo' on 11/11

Balsam Range’s assent to the top of the Bluegrass world has left a well marked trail of s
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Jim Kweskin & Geoff Muldaur premiere 'Penny's Farm'

Two legends of American folk music have reunited for their first album together since the 60s. Jim Kweskin and Geoff Muldaur were original members of the Jim Kweskin Jug Band, a band so important that they directly inspired The Grateful Dead (via Bob Weir), The Lovin' Spoonful, Country Joe & The Fish, heck Janis Joplin opened up for them in San Francisco during the summer of love.

Outlaw Music Festival 2016 | Review

Imagine having to follow Neil Young and your sons after they’ve just slayed your own festival crowd with this string of set closers:

Powderfinger

Welfare Mothers

Cowgirl in the Sand

Everybody Knows This Is Nowhere

Cortez the Killer

F*!#in' Up

And you, with only an old, small-bodied, nylon-strung Martin with a hole in it.

Formula 5 Announces Extensive Fall Tour

Formula 5 is pleased to announce an extensive Fall Tour.

Showing no signs of slowing down through a year that has seen the improvisational funk jam band from Albany hold a month-long residency at Nectar’s, open for Vermont legends Twiddle and Bernie Sanders, and their first tour of the Midwest, Formula 5 embarks on a wide-ranging Fall Tour.

Beats Antique Announces Release Date For Shadowbox

It’s impossible to describe Beats Antique using just a single genre. One listen to their forthcoming album, Shadowbox (released on their own Beats Antique Records imprint), and their unique hybrid of sound makes perfect sense; their ability to blend so many different kinds of music in to an incredibly vibrant, distinctive and peerless album is what this band has been doing for the past ten years.
 

Red Hot Chili Peppers Announce 2017 Tour

Red Hot Chili Peppers announce the first three legs of their 2017 North American Tour today. The band is touring in support of its 11th studio album, the worldwide No. 1 The Getaway.

Sunshine Music Festival Announces Lineup

January in Florida once again means the annual Sunshine Music Festival will be headed this way to bring some of the most electrifying musical performers to the state.  And this year they will be kicking it up a notch!  Once again the award-winning Tedeschi Trucks Band makes their fifth appearance at the 2017 Sunshine Music Festival which features an unparalleled line-up of exciting acts on two live music stages along with a wider array of refreshing craft beer

Avett Brothers | Sonoma State U | Review

This past Thursday, The Avett Brothers won over the crowd at the Green Music Center of Sonoma State University, where they took the stage to perform over two hours of music. The band showcased songs from their newest album, True Sadness, as well as fan-favorites from earlier albums like The Gleam and I and Love and You.

IRATION Announces Show at The Novo

After performing this past Saturday (9/10) at the Shoreline Jam at the Queen Mary in Long Beach, CA for more than 10,000 fans, IRATION has announced a Los Angeles headlining show for Friday, November 11 at The Novo by Microsoft.

The Walcotts Release Debut Album Today

American Rock'n'Roll band THE WALCOTTS today (9/16) release their debut full-length album LET THE DEVIL WIN on Local Hero Records via KOBALT/AWAL.

Damian Marley to Open 'Stony Hill'

Damian "Jr. Gong" Marley announces a partnership with Colorado-based cannabis leader, Tru Cannabis, for the brand new Stony Hill dispensary in Denver.

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