January 2017

Kamasi Washington | Miner Hall | Review

Jazz is thriving elsewhere besides its living alumnus of prestigious inheritors from the classic eras. Much has evolved since the groundbreaking free jazz of the 1950s and 1960s from the likes of Pharaoh Sanders, John Coltrane, and Ornette Coleman. As some have satirically put it, ornithology or: the study of Bird (Charlie Parker that is) lives on within the experimental giants of our generation.

Ryan Adams, Ghostface Killah, Cage The Elephant -- Headline Gasparilla Music Fest.

Tampa is gearing up for the one of the most anticipated events of the season: The 6th Annual Gasparilla Music Festival presented by Frontier (“GMF”) which returns to Curtis Hixon Park on March 11th & 12th.   

Marshall to be home of Ellis Marsalis International Jazz Piano Competition

Beginning in 2018, Marshall University in Huntington, West Virginia will be home to the Ellis Marsalis International Jazz Piano Competition. The new triennial event was announced by Marshall President Jerome Gilbert Jan. 6 at The Jazz Education Network Conference in New Orleans.

Umphrey's McGee | New Years | Chicago

2016 was a year that much of the country would like to do over. Between deaths, elections and Kanye West, it was year of unremarkable lows. However, for Chicago, IL, 2016 was granted a hassle-free All Access Pass when the Chicago Cubs, the beloved baseball team from the North Side, broke a 108-year drought and won the World Series.

Okeechobee Music Festival Announces Additional Artists

Soundslinger is excited to announce additions to the lineup for the upcoming 2017 Okeechobee Music & Arts Festival, a diverse, multi-genre event celebrating the start of spring with world renowned and on the rise performers, art installations to inspire with awe, yoga and meditation to cleanse the soul, great food, and friends new and old to enjoy it all with.

Umphrey's McGee to play Miami Beach

Jamband sensations Umphrey’s McGee brings its unique sound to the Fillmore Miami Beach at the Jackie Gleason Theater Friday, Aprilk 28th, 2017 / 8PM in a most intimate performance.  Big Something opens the show.  Tickets go on sale starting on Friday, January 13th / 10AM.

David Messier Release Debut Solo Album

Multi-talented artist, songwriter and producer, David Messier is set to release two music videos from his recent release Waiting For Eldridg

Pigeons Playing Ping Pong Announce Winter/Spring Dates

Pigeons Playing Ping Pong have announced their complete Winter/Spring Tour Dates including an additional 17 tour dates covering the eastern half of the country. The second leg of Pigeons' 2017 touring plans will kick off with a 2-night headlining run at the Brooklyn Bowl in Brooklyn, NY with support from Haley Jane and The Primates and Organ Freeman.

SnowGlobe Music Festival + ODESZA Countdown the New Year

SnowGlobe Music Festival returned to California’s breathtaking Sierra Nevada Mountains over New Year’s Eve to host the country’s largest outdoor winter music festival. With 50 groundbreaking artists performing on multiple stages over 3 nights, the sold out 6th annual event hosted 60,000 attendees throughout the weekend. 
 

Just Announced: Matisyahu @ Boulder Theater

Matisyahu first made a name for himself with his album 'Live at Stubbs,' and 'Youth' quickly followed. Both albums subsequently went Gold and 'Youth' was nominated for a Grammy Award for Best Reggae Album. 2009's 'Light' reached #1 on the Reggae Albums chart and stayed in the top spot for 34 weeks.

Cyndi Lauper Debuts On Austin City Limits

Grammy®, Emmy® and Tony®-winning music icon Cyndi Lauper is taking her country DETOUR

Hot Tuna is going West for the Winter

Hot Tuna, Jack Casady and Jorma Kaukonen (photo above) perform with a well-honed and solid power, always in the groove from their years of experience and mutual inspiration. Much comes from their subtle sense of feeling, the nuances that make their playing continually dynamic whether as an acoustic duo or a vibrant electric band, adding drummer, Justin Guip. They are heading west for the winter.

Holly Bowling Adds Additional Tour Dates

Holly Bowling has added dates to her winter tour in support of new release, Better Left Unsung, out now on Royal Potato Family. The tour will extend into March, with RaleighPittsburgh, Burlington, Cambridge and Philadelphia joining the mix, among others. See below for a full list of upcoming dates.

Cory Hanson Performs At Drag City Limits

2017 might be the end of the world as we know it, but as long as we keep getting fine performances out of our legendary steamroom, hey - we feel fine! All things being ultimately equal, we can die with Cory Hanson's encapsulations of the dilemma of hope and its yang of despair ringing quietly and classically in our ears.

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5th Annual Bob Marley Birthday Celebration with Wake Up and Live

Wake Up And Live pushes the boundaries of your normal tribute band by taking the music of Bob Marley into uncharted improvisational moments. These elements paired with stellar arrangements create an unforgettable twist on Marley’s catalog.

Bobby Bones & The Raging Idiots Celebrate Unprecedented Funds Raised For St. Jude

Last night saw Nashville’s mother church, The Ryman, welcome the second annual "The BIG 98 Presents: Bobby Bones & The Raging Idiots’ Million Dollar Show For St. Jude." The show, which sold-out almost immediately at on-sale, benefited St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital® and marked an unforgettable celebration of the staggering fundraising efforts of Bobby Bones & The Raging Idiots to date, which has resulted in $5.9 million being raised for St.

Hank Williams Jr. Sets Initial 2017 Tour Dates

Hank Williams Jr. wants all his rowdy friends to join him in 2017 as the country music icon reveals his first round of U.S. tour dates. Kickin’ the party off at Peppermill Concert Hall in Nevada on February 3, the tour consists of medium and large scale venues including an appearance at the Washington State Fair.

California Roots Music and Arts Festival Finalizes Lineup

The 8th annual California Roots Music and Arts Festival that takes place at the historic Monterey County Fair and Event Center from May 26-28, 2017, announced its third and final round of artists completing their full lineup.

Hard Proof Premieres New Album "Stinger"

The Austin-based ten-piece collective of musicians known as Hard Proof has teamed up with FLOOD Magazine to exclusively premiere their new album Stinger today! The full album is set to releaseon January 13th, 2017 via Modern Outsider Records. This highly anticipated album arrives on the heels of Hard Proof's 100% analog 45rpm LP produced by Jim Eno (Spoon) for his Public Hi-Fi imprint last year.

Blues Traveler to Headline Limited Las Vegas Engagement at Caesars Palace

GRAMMY® Award-winning band, Blues Traveler, will perform a six-night limited engagement at the iconic Cleopatra’s Barge at Caesars Palace with a unique Vegas show, “Blues Traveler: Unhooked,” Feb. 22 through March 9, 2017.

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