March 2017

Sextones Release 2nd Single, "Can't Stop"

From the high deserts of Nevada, The Sextones emerge with their debut album, Moonlight Vision, due out April 7th. Moonlight Vision is a diligently crafted work showcasing their distinctive brand of soul music with smoked out guitar riffs, growling bass lines, commanding drums, sticky organ comping and honest, but catchy vocal acrobatics.

Charles Ellsworth Announces New Album

Charles Ellsworth, the southwest born and raised Brooklyn transplant escaped the harsh NYC winter to return to his roots in Arizona and record his first release since his 2015 Wildcat Chuck Charles EP. Ellsworth teamed up with producer Bob Hoag (Courtney Marie Andrews, The Format, Gin Blossoms) and the result is Cesaréa.

Big Mean Sound Machine Release 4th LP

In a time when people need to come together more than ever, Big Mean Sound Machine is spreading positivity through communal dance by creating music that moves people of all ages and backgrounds.

Phish Adds Additional 2017 Summer Shows

In addition to The Baker’s Dozen at Madison Square Garden, a few more shows have been added to Phish's summer plans including three shows at Chicago’s Huntington Bank Pavilion at Northerly Island and one night stands at Dayton, OH’s Nutter Center and Pittsburgh, PA’s Petersen Events Center. The band will also return to Dick’s Sporting Goods Park for their seventh annual Labor Day Weekend run in Commerce City, CO.

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Beloved Festival Releases Early Bird Tickets

The first tier of tickets for the 10th annual Beloved Festival will be released Tuesday, March 21st at 10 AM PST. Set to take place in the enchanting coastal forest near Tidewater, OR where it has been held since inception – about 2.5 hours southwest of Portland, Oregon – Beloved Festival is a 4-day open-air celebration recognized for showcasing internationally renowned musicians, artists, and teachers.

Song Premiere: The Strange Blue Dreams's "Something More Than Night"

The Strange Blue Dreams are united by a love of old time high fidelity pop music from the 1920's and 30's onwards.  This ranges from Rock 'n' Roll, Doo-Wop and Country pop records to Dixieland and Tin Pan Alley hits. It centers around an admiration for maverick song writing be it Ennio Morricone, Ron Sexsmith, Joe Meek or Roy Orbison and Duke Ellington.

IRATION to appear on Callaway Golf's "Callaway Live"

In addition to their many musical interests, the members of reggae-influenced alternative rock band IRATION are avid sports enthusiasts, often spending their off-time playing golf and surfing wherever they can, as well as cheering on their favorite professional teams.

Jamaica's Tmrw.Tday Culture Festival 2017

Taking place on the glistening beaches of Negril, Jamaica this May 17-23, Tmrw.Tday Culture Fest forays onto the international festival landscape, with the aim of enlightening those who will voyage into paradise. Inspiring attendees to embark on a weeklong journey into consciousness, conviction and energy work across the grounds of one of the world's most coveted travel locations.

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Solid Sound Comedy Line Up Revealed

Solid Sound has revealed its comedy lineup via a video announcement from comedian John Hodgman for this year’s festival, which takes place at MASS MoCA in North Adams, MA June 23-25.

Manic Focus New Single + 2017 Tour Dates

Electro-soul composer Manic Focus is happy to announce his highly-anticipated fifth studio album, Minds Rising, will drop on Friday, April 21, 2017.

Naughty Professor Announce JazzFest Show

Acclaimed New Orleans-based band Naughty Professor recently announced the first leg of their winter and spring tour in support of their upcoming new album, Identity. Today, Naughty Professor reveal the addition of a mainstage performance (The Acura Stage) at New Orleans JazzFest on Friday, May 5, followed by a late night show at d.b.a.

Cigarettes After Sex Announce Self-Titled LP

Cigarettes After Sex have announced their self-titled debut album will be out June 9th on Partisan Records. To compliment the album announcement the band has also released a new track entitled "Apocalypse", premiered worldwide yesterday by BBC Radio 1. You can pre-order the LP here and receive exclusive items including a picture disc, signed lyric booklet, and more.

Paige Clem with Achilles Wheel Duo, Hot Buttered Rum's Nat Keefe April 6

Ivy Room Presents “Songs About Something: Old, New, Borrowed and Blue Tunes in the Round” on April 6th will feature host Paige Clem joined by Achilles Wheel Duo (Jonny Flores and Paul Kamm) and Nat Keefe, guitarist for Hot Buttered Rum.

Lewis Watson Releases New Single, "Deep The Water"

Oxford-based singer-songwriter Lewis Watson has released his new single ‘Deep The Water’ taken from his upcoming second album midnight, out March 24th through Cooking Vinyl. Accompanying the single is a live video featuring Lewis’ backing band, which will give fans a taste of what to expect from this month’s UK headline tour. You can watch the video HERE.

Jimmy Fortune 'Sings the Classics' on LP

Jimmy Fortune, a Country Music Hall of Fame inductee and member of the legendary Statler Brothers, has just completed an all-new recording, Jimmy Fortune: Sings the Classics. The album, which will be available April 21, features collaborations with longtime friends Ricky Skaggs, The Isaacs and the Voices of Lee.

Cheap Trick Announce 2017 UK Tour

Iconic US-rockers Cheap Trick have announced a special three date UK tour, with the band visiting London, Manchester and Bristol in June 2017.

Spread The Word Music Festival '17 Lineup

Spread the Word Music Festival is pleased to announce its fifth annual extravaganza, featuring over 100 of Colorado’s best up-and-coming bands/DJs. This four day festival will take place Friday May 5th – Monday May 8th, 2017 at multiple downtown Denver venues including Mile High Spirits, Cervantes, Mercury Cafe, Tony P’s, Pearl’s & Beryl’s Beer Co. with a free party shuttle service transporting patrons all weekend.

Out Now: Satsang New Album Pyramid(s)

Constantly working from the knowledge of self-determination, Satsang releases sophomore album on March 20, 2017 with Rootfire Cooperative. The album, Pyramid(s), is a refreshing album ready to activate the masses; accompanying the present minded lyrics is a fuller sound and new-soul vibe.

Dance Party Time Machine 2017 | Preview

Over the years the crew at J2G Live have shared their favorite dance party songs with the fans across Colorado via the set lists for their Dance Party Time Machine shows.  This year, as we approach the 2017 edition we asked them and the musicians playing on this years show  to share some thoughts on their favorite Dance Party songs of all time as well as some of their favorite songs and moments from previous shows.

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Greensky Bluegrass | Urbana, IL | Review

Keepin it casual, Greensky Bluegrass rocked a two set Spring Tour Wednesday evening in Urbana IL.  Home of the fighting Illini, there was a full-on hug war happening.  From the floor to the balcony the bee boppin Greensky opened with Feeling Alright and began a birthday show toast-worthy fo sho. Take Cover has gotten so dang funky.

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