February 2017

Allan Holdsworth Reissues Due April 7, 2017

Los Angeles, CA-based Manifesto Records will release a new, complete 12-CD box set by guitar innovator, jazz, and progressive rock legend Allan Holdsworth titled The Man Who Changed Guitar Forever, along with a 2-CD updated and expanded “best of” collection selected by the artist, titled Eidolon.

Zeke Finn Shares Track, "UNICORN"

Brooklyn based indie artist & Matisyahu protege, Zeke Finn, shares his latest track, “Unicorn” from his upcoming self-titled EP. Baeble premiered the single, stating, “(it) sounds like a unicorn, if unicorns made musical sounds...

John Brown's Body Tour + New Video

John Brown's Body has released the official music video for 'Hard Man Fe Dead' off their eleventh full-length release Fireflies, available now on Easy Star Records. Celebrate this major milestone with the band by checking them out on tour, dates below.

Here's what lead singer Elliot Martin had to say about the video:

MerleFest adds Leftover Salmon, Tift Merritt, & Jorma Kaukonen

MerleFest, presented by Window World and scheduled for April 27-30, 2017, is proud to announce five more artists added to the MerleFest 2017 lineup: Leftover Salmon, Tift Merritt, Jorma Kaukonen, Donna the Buffalo, and John Driskell Hopkins Band! These artists join a list of performers already announced including Zac Brown Band, The Avett Brothers, Marty Stuart & His Fabulous Superlatives and many more. This year marks MerleFest’s 30th celebration.

Grateful Web Interview with Natalie Cressman

Still in her early twenties, there’s a sophisticated elegance that radiates around singer, songwriter and brass connoisseur Natalie Cressman. This rare aura can be felt not only through her demanding stage presence, or incredibly complex and layered compositions, but also through her kind, gentle tone and easy-going demeanor.

Block Andrew Puzder for Secretary of Labor

Donald Trump nominated fast food CEO Andrew Puzder to be Secretary of Labor.

Puzder is hostile to workers, farmers, and the environment. If confirmed, he'd ensure that the interests of the fast food industry -- and its Big Ag suppliers -- would come before people and the planet.

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Jon Hendricks' Miles Ahead NYC Premiere

50 Years since it's conception - Jon Hendricks’ masterful lyricisation of the legendary Miles Davis/Gil Evans album, MILES AHEAD, receives a February premiere in Manhattan.

Lee Fields & The Expressions release "Special Night"

After close to 47 years of music, Lee Fields, backed by The Expressions and their incomparable soul-sound musicianship, recently released Special Night on Big Crown Records.

Last Triumph's The Take Off Tour for SXSW

Last Triumph’s, “The Take Off Tour” is back for the 7th consecutive year! Beginning in Minneapolis, MN and ending in Austin, TX for one of the largest multimedia festivals in the world, South By Southwest (SXSW), the Take Off Tour is truly a unique experience. Each concert boasts an ensemble of incredible musical talent from Last Triumph  Records.

Anna Coogan to release operatic rock album

Anna Coogan has been preparing for this moment her whole life, ever since she was a girl growing up in Boston, influenced by her classical opera training and her father’s protest albums by Phil Ochs and Bob Dylan.

Stick Figure Premieres New Video

Weary Eyes is a song about letting life unfold naturally. We spend so much time worrying about the future or dwelling on the past that we forget to live in the present. The theme of the lyrics are about being mindful and that how we perceive what we experience determines our fate. The dark times are put in place for us to appreciate the good ones. Life unfolds in the present, so enjoy each moment and look for the positive in everything.” Scott Woodruff

Ned Luberecki | "Take Five" | Review

There is a great deal of discussion of the rift between the progressive and traditional bluegrass scenes, yet a number of groups have taken great strides to tear down the barrier between the disciplines. Ned Luberecki is a perfect example of this dismantling, as he blurs the lines between traditional Americana bluegrass tunes and avante-garde interpretations of songs from outside the genre.

Griffin Oskar's Debut EP Available Now

Griffin Oskar has released his debut EP, Hostage along with the single and title track of the same name. Listen HERE. Even before its official release, “Hostage” has once already become an international hit.

Muse Announce Summer Tour w/ Guests

Grammy Award-winning rock band MUSE today announced a tour of North American amphitheaters with worldwide multi-platinum selling band Thirty Seconds to Mars.

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Southern Soul Assembly Returns For Highly Anticipated 2017 Tour

Powerhouse musicians collective Southern Soul Assembly featuring JJ Grey, Marc Broussard, Luther Dickinson, and Anders Osborne make their return to the road with a highly anticipated 2017 tour. The all-star collaboration of prolific Southern-influenced artists will come together for a special writers-in-the-round style acoustic jam, that will sweep through the southeast and Midwest, beginning in March. (See tour dates below)

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Eric Hutchinson | Clive Davis Theater | L.A.

One of the most talented singer-songwriters to come out of the Northeast in a decade, Eric Hutchinson, brought his Indy power pop music and savvy wit to a sold-out performance at the Grammy Museum in Los Angeles.

RIDE Festival Returns to Telluride in July

RIDE Festival returns to Telluride July 8-9 in its sixth consecutive year of world-class music, camping and mountain adventure that only Colorado can deliver.

"Surrealistic Superjam" | Fillmore | Review

It was a 1967 jukebox performance like no other at The Fillmore in San Francisco on January 31, when a veritable who’s who of contemporary Bay Area jamsters came together for a “Surrealistic Superjam.” The event, presented by the Recording Academy San Francisco Chapter, was a salute to “the 50th Anniversary of the Summer Of Love and San Francisco's own Jefferson Airplane’s release of the ico

Umphrey's McGee & Spafford | 2/2/17

On February, 2, 2017, Grand Rapids, MI welcomed Umphrey’s McGee. The “Umph” brought the “umph” to the first night of its “Mitten Run,” being the second act to open the brand new 20 Monroe Live in downtown Grand Rapids. It was a night of hot music in a hot venue.

nugs.tv Tonight: Railroad Earth and TAUK

The members of Railroad Earth aren’t losing sleep about what “kind” of music they play – they just play it. When they started out in 2001, they were a bunch of guys interested in playing acoustic instruments together. As Railroad Earth violin/vocalist Tim Carbone recalls, “All of us had been playing in various projects for years, and many of us had played together in different projects.

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