November 2016

An Evening of Yes Music and More

Back in 1990, three former YES band members, vocalist Jon Anderson, guitarist Trevor Rabin and keyboardist Rick Wakeman rejoined forces for the successful YES ‘Union Tour’. In 2010, the three talents decided to create their own band, which they named ARW (Anderson, Rabin and Wakeman). As their 2016 tour promised, their aim was to play YES hits and more. YES was formed originally in 1968 by Anderson and the late bassist Chris Squire.

Hart Valley Drifters | Folk Time | Review

In a surprisingly absent addition to the Jerry Garcia canon, Round Records/ATO Records are releasing the earliest known recording from the beloved multi-instrumentalist on November 11th. Three years before Garcia cofounded the American Psychedelic Rock group the Grateful Dead, the twenty-year old was exploring the American folk and roots music tradition.

Jeff Chimenti to Join Dark Star Orchestra for Two Shows

No stranger to the music of the Dead, keyboardist Jeff Chimenti  - of Dead and Company, and formerly of Furthur, RatDog, The Dead, and The Other Ones - joins Dark Star Orchestra November 18 at College Street Music Hall in New Haven, CT and November 19 at The Palace Theatre in Albany, NY.  DSO bassist Skip Vangelis is unavailable for these dates, so keyboardist Rob Barraco will pivot to fill in on bass

Matisyahu Premieres New Single "Shade From The Sun"

Grammy-nominated Reggae artist Matisyahu has teamed up with Baeble Music to exclusively premiere his new single "Shade From The Sun" today! "Shade From The Sun" is the first single to release off of his new EP, Release The Bound, which is set to drop on November 18th via Thirty Tigers.

July Talk reveal 'Picturing Love' video plus Catfish And The Bottlemen tour

Currently touring the UK as main support to Catfish And The Bottlemen, Toronto five-piece July Talk have revealed the video for their new single ‘Picturing Love’, which premiered with The Independent.
 

Live Webcast of HeadCount's "Soundtrack to History"

Today, the non-partisan voter registration organization HeadCount announced it will provide a free, live webcast to “Soundtrack to History,” a first-of-its-kind Election Day concert where an all-star band jams live to the election results.

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Animal Noise set to release 'Little Things'

Colchester Indie trio Animal Noise are pleased to unveil their new single ‘Little Things’ this November.
 
Little Things, with its earthy, yet modern production (mixed by Gethin Pearson for Big Life Management– Prides, The Hearts, Mallory Knox) is described by Jack Gordon-Abbott, the band’s drummer as “a drop-tuned, riff-soaked ballad about temptation and obsession".
 
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Hangtown Music Festival 2016 | Review

Sitting at the base of the mountains in Placerville, California, High Sierra’s sister festival Hangtown Music Festival covered 4 days of festivities which included beer tasting, meditation, yoga, costumes, but most of all, for the rock solid line up of diverse musicians.

The Dead South set to release new album

Canadian bluegrass band The Dead South are set to bring their foot-stomping music to Western Canada on an 18-date fall tour in support of their upcoming album Illusion and Doubt (Curve Music / Entertainment One), set to be released November 18, 2016. The tour will kick off on November 23 at Tracks Pub in Olds, AB and wrap on December 16 at The Exchange in their hometown of Regina, SK. For ticket information visit: www.thedeadsouth.com.

Zakir Hussain with Mickey Hart & Niladri Kumar

Few musicians completely transcend cultural barriers while keeping their craft authentic to their origins. One of the few percussionists to achieve this feat in the 20th century is tabla legend Zakir Hussain. Traditionally in Indian culture, one carries on their family’s craft. Zakir is son of iconic table master Alla Rakha, who frequently collaborated with Ravi Shankar.

Keyboardist for The Magpie Salute and Former Member of The Black Crowes passes away

Today, (11/4) THE MAGPIE SALUTE released a statement about this morning's passing of EDDIE HARSCH, the band's keyboardist and a former member of The Black Crowes.

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deadmau5 Announces "W:/2016ALBUM/"

A leading figure in electronic music, deadmau5 has seen international chart success with such memorable tracks as the recently platinum-certified "Ghosts 'n' Stuff," "Faxing Berlin," "Sofi Needs a Ladder,"  "I Remember" and "The Veldt." deadmau5 has received six GRAMMY® nominations (performed at the 54th GRAMMY® telecast) and has won multiple JUNO Awards.

Temple Of The Dog Launch Sold Out Tour Tonight

Temple of the Dog - the Seattle supergroup featuring Soundgarden's Chris Cornell, Pearl Jam's Jeff Ament, Stone Gossard, and Mike McCready, and drummer Matt Cameron (who plays drums with both Soundgarden and Pearl Jam) - kick off a SOLD OUT run of live dates tonight at the Tower Theater in Philadelphia.

Grateful Web Interview w/ Nick Cassarino

The Nth Power is a group of incredibly accomplished musicians, comprising people who have played with everyone from Jennifer Hartswick to Maceo Parker to Beyonce. Their music is a blend of funk and soul and gospel and old-school R&B. And everything they do is about spreading the core values of love and understanding.

Santa Cruz Music Festival 2017 Lineup

In October of 2015, over two thousand patrons, creators, and musicians took to the streets of downtown Santa Cruz, making the third iteration of our event the most successful one yet.

Song Premiere: Madaila's "Mercy"

Buzzing Vermont psych-pop quintet Madaila will release their sophomore effort “Traces” this Friday, November 4th, 2016.  The band’s sophomore release comes fresh off of their incredibly successful hometown music festival in Burlington -- Madaila on Main -- and recent dates opening for Head & The Heart, Matisyahu and Big Gigantic. Grateful Web has the exclusive premiere of the LP’s 10th track, “Mercy”

Holly Bowling Announces Winter Tour

Holly Bowling, the classical pianist behind Distillation of a Dream: The Music of Phish Reimagined for Solo Piano, is gearing up to release her second studio album, Better Left Unsung, this time taking on the music of The Grateful Dead. In support of the release, Holly is hitting the road for a 17-date tour across the U.S.

Jackson Browne | Yes on Prop. 62 Concert

Jackson Browne on October 26 headlined a rousing and inspiring benefit in Sacramento, in support of California’s Yes on Prop. 62 / Repeal the Death Penalty election effort. The legendary singer/songwriter has advocated musically for positive social change initiatives since the 1970s.

John Denver Tribute with the Colorado Symphony

On a paradisiacal Denver day for a special concert celebration, John Denver’s former band mates and his friends gathered along with the versatile Colorado Symphony to pay tribute to the Poet Laureate of the state at Boettcher Concert Hall in Denver. There was a large screen visible with John Denver often singing to an enduring older crowd often singing along.

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