February 2017

Electric Forest Announces Over 95 Additional Artists

Today, Electric Forest (EF) announced over 95 additional artists to its lineup for the seventh annual music and camping festival in Rothbury, Michigan. For the first time ever, the beloved forest festival will expand to two distinct weekends in 2017, from June 22–June 25 and June 29–July 2, 2017.

Brothers Comatose | The Covers EP: Vol. 2

The Brothers Comatose are one of the most exciting bluegrass outfits to emerge in the past decade, and I await each of their stellar releases with bated breath. I first encountered the band at Hardly Strictly Bluegrass 2015, where I stumbled across the latter portion of their set, the sound of the dueling fiddle and banjo drawing me in from across the sun-soaked fields of Golden Gate Park.

nugs.tv Tonight: Watch Jazz Is Phsh

Jazz Is PHiSH is a collective of innovative jazz and jam musicians that re-imagine the music of Phish into instrumental, funky jazz arrangements that are both recognizable to fans of Phish and also accessible to jazz, funk and fusion aficionados.

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Introducing May 1977 Featuring Cornell

If you've been on this list for quite some time, then you will know our emails about releases are often flush with hyperbole. We can't help it, really - for we, like you, are Grateful Dead fans above all else. Just like you, we've spent countless hours debating the merits of show over show, year over year. We've kept a watchful eye on your wish-lists and carefully considered how to make - excuse the cliché - your dreams come true.

Okeechobee Festival Announce PoWoW!

The Okeechobee Music and Arts Festival (Thursday, March 2 to Sunday, March 5) is excited to announce the final lineup for this year’s PoWoW!, a  one-time-only live collaborative concert under the stars at Sunshine Grove. The 2017 PoWow! will take place on Saturday, March 4 at the Here Stage  from  10:15 p.m. – 11:30 p.m.

Flogging Molly's Salty Dog Cruise in March

Flogging Molly's Salty Dog Cruise is scheduled to set sail March 10th - 13th 2017 to the Bahamas! To debut the mini skate ramp aboard the cruise ship, Matt Hensley and Flogging Molly have invited legendary H-Street Skaters, along with other iconic riders.

Suwannee Spring Reunion Adds Sara Watkins, Hot Buttered Rum, Tornado Rider

Spirit of the Suwannee Music Park is happy to announce the final lineup for the Suwannee Spring Reunion on March 23 – 25, 2017, at Spirit of the Suwannee Music Park in Live Oak, Florida.

Asheville Music School's Sound Effects Concert Performs Beatles' Tribute

The fifth annual Sound Effects concert to benefit Asheville Music School will be held on Thursday, April 27 from 6 - 9:30 PM at Isis Music Hall. The featured headliner will showcase AMS teachers and students performing The Beatles’ Magical Mystery Tour album in its entirety, with full instrumentation.

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Leslie Mendelson's Love & Murder Out 4/14

Leslie Mendelson returns with Love & Murder—the singer/songwriter's first new album in eight years. The effort is the long-awaited follow up to her Grammy Award-nominated debut, Swan Feathers. A stirring work instilled with emotional depth, Love & Murder is an apropos title reflecting the dichotomy between the dark and light she encountered in those years between.

Solid Sound Festival '17 Lineup Announced

The musical lineup for the 2017 Solid Sound Festival, which takes place June 23-25 at MASS MoCA in North Adams, MA, has been revealed.

The Harmaleighs to release HIRAETH

The Harmaleighs honestly craft poetic, passionate, and powerful songs cut from a pastiche of indie, folk, pop and Americana. In January 2015, The Harmaleighs—Haley Grant [lead vocals, guitar] and Kaylee Jasperson [bass, harmonies]—embarked on something of a modern odyssey in support of their independent full-length debut, Pretty Picture, Dirty Brush.

Rock For Refugees announce London show

On March 7th Rock For Refugees is coming to Peckham, to host an eclectic night of live music from some of 2017’s rising stars, all in support of UNICEF.

Based in the 120-year-old multi-level Bussey building and situated close to Peckham Rye Station, the CLF Art Café will open its doors to ticket buyers to enjoy four acclaimed new acts while raising money for a good cause.

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Wanee will be remembering Butch Trucks

The Bonus Wednesday Wanee concert night April 19th this year will be dedicated to “Remembering Butch Trucks” the long time Allman Brothers drummer who passed away last month.  The Wednesday performance, which is a popular event for Wanee fans, is an extra night of music available to those who have purchased three day tickets to the Wanee Music Festival.  It had featured Butch before and he was slated to be its headliner at the 2017 show.

Paul Hoffman & Anders Beck Quartet @ Fox Theater

Founding member, singer, songwriter and mandolin player for the award winning folk/americana outfit Greensky Bluegrass, this is the FB home for Paul Hoffman's solo musical adventures. Anders Beck plays the dobro... or the resophonic guitar as some call it... or the "drop steel" as he calls it.

FoCoMX 9 Music Festival April 28 & 29, 2017

The ninth annual FoCoMX (Fort Collins Music eXperiment) will take place April 28 and 29, 2017. Presented by FoCoMA (Fort Collins Musicians Association) and sponsored by Odell Brewing Co., this unique music festival showcases 250+ Northern Colorado bands and solo musicians at more than 20 Downtown Fort Collins venues.

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Mipso Announces New Album Out April 7

Today, acclaimed Chapel Hill quartet Mipso announces the release of their new studio album, Coming Down The Mountain (April 7th, 2017), and reveals the first half of dates along their Spring 2017 Album Release Tour.

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Danny Barnes Releases All Acoustic Homage to Don Stover

Danny Barnes is already known as an iconic American musician, a banjo playing innovator who’s earned high praise from everybody from Bill Frisell and Dave Matthews to Steve Martin, who presented Danny with the Prize for Excellence in Banjo in 2015.

Spring Awakening Announces Phase 1 Lineup

Spring Awakening Music Festival (SAMF) is proud to announce a massive Phase 1 lineup for its sixth annual installment, taking place at Adams/Medill Park on Friday, June 9th through Sunday, June 11th. Over 80 artists will perform across five unique stages, demonstrating a dynamic variety of genres within the electronic music spectrum.

Dirtwire Announces New Album, Showdown

Listening to ‘future cowboys’ Dirtwire is a musical journey unlike many others. The trio, comprised of David Satori of Beats Antique, Evan Fraser of Bolo, and Mark Reveley of Jed and Lucia push musical boundaries, whether they’re performing sold out shows or recording in the studio.

John Lee Hooker 100th Birthday Year Celebration Begins

The son of a sharecropper, blues legend John Lee Hooker was one of the very first artists to break out of that genre and become a world-wide force. He based his sound on a driving boogie beat and lyrics that sometimes seemed to come from another world. To begin the centennial celebration of Hooker's birth year, Vee-Jay Records, a division of Concord Bicycle Music, will release WHISKEY AND WIMMEN: JOHN LEE HOOKER'S FINEST on March 31.

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