August 2017

Formula 5 Announces 2017 Fall Tour Dates

Fall in Upstate New York is quickly approaching and the Capital Region’s Formula 5 will hit the Northeast and Colorado with 28 shows full of brisk jams and crisp improvisation that has become a staple of their touring machine.

Polyrhythmics Announce Tour + Album

Seattle's own, Polyrhythmics, have announced a West Coast tour this Fall to accompany their September run in the Northeast, including headline performances at Slim's in San Francisco, Star Theatre in Portland and a two-night hometown stand at Tractor Tavern in Seattle.

Meet Mike On Tour & Pre-Order OGOGO

Mike Gordon's fifth solo studio album, OGOGO, is now available for pre-order from Phish Dry Goods and Mike's Store (on purple vinyl and CD).

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Grateful Bluegrass Boys @ Fox Theatre

Grateful Bluegrass Boys is a string band that plays traditional Bluegrass versions of Classic Rock favorites from bands such as the Grateful Dead, Bob Dylan, Van Morrison, The Eagles, Rolling Stones and more. These songs, combined with classic Bluegrass and Country tunes, consistently have audiences singing and dancing along the whole show.

John Lee Hooker to be Celebrated with Career-Spanning Box Set

Craft Recordings, the Catalog division of Concord Bicycle Music, is proud to announce the release of King Of The Boogie, a career-spanning retrospective, honoring blues icon John Lee Hooker. Due out September 29th, the five-CD set delves deep into the catalog of the influential artist, featuring not only his iconic hits, but also rarities, live recordings and several previously unreleased tracks.

Pearl Jam set to release 'Let's Play Two'

Pearl Jam is thrilled to announce the release of Let’s Play Two. In celebration of the band’s legendary sold out performances at Wrigley Field on August 20 and 22, 2016 during the Chicago Cubs' historic World Series championship season, the band is set to release this film and accompanying soundtrack album.

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The Mystic Theatre Will Celebrate 25 Years

The Mystic Theatre in Petaluma, CA will celebrate 25 years (silver jubilee) of hosting funkadelic and prolific music this year. From its humble beginnings in 1992, the North Bay’s premiere music venue has become the staple concert venue in Petaluma.

Trout Steak Revival CD Release at the Fox

Ever since winning the 2014 Telluride Bluegrass Festival Band Competition, Trout Steak Revival has quickly become a quintessential Colorado band.  The band won an Emmy Award for a soundtrack they contributed to a Rocky Mountain PBS.  They’ve collaborated with school children in mentoring programs in Denver and Steamboat Springs.  Their music is featured on Bank of Colorado’s radio and television advertisements.

Outside Lands 2017 | Review and Photos

Outside Lands celebrated its 10th year this August but at first glance, it runs like its been going on for much longer. The caliber of food, drink, performers, and even extra-curricular activities is unmatched on most other festival grounds.

Salmon Releases Song for Charlottesville

Leftover Salmon released a song from their forthcoming album several weeks ahead of the anticipated release in response to the terrorist attack at protests in Charlottesville, VA. Aptly titled "House of Cards," the song is a reaction to the recent political climate and the direct impact of the nation's leaders on actions of unsatisfied civilians.

Steve Miller & Peter Frampton | 8/10/17

Classic rock music fans descended on the Greek Theatre located in the hills above Hollywood, Thursday, August 10th, for a show by veteran rockers Steve Miller and Peter Frampton.

The Lil Smokies Announce Album Release

When people see The Lil Smokies setting up their acoustic instruments, they’re often unprepared for the electric energy they generate.

Jerry Douglas Band Release Debut Today

WHAT IF, the debut studio album from The Jerry Douglas Band is out today (8/18) via Rounder Records, and is already riding high on a wave of praise. "Even after 14 Grammys, Jerry Douglas is still exploring unlikely musical pairings, as evidenced by the soul-and bluegrass-melding rendition of 'Hey Joe...' notes Rolling Stone, while American Songwriter says: "...

Rhythms on the Rio 2017: Day Three

The weather was warming and clearing on the last day of the 2017 Rhythms on the Rio Music Festival. Once more there was yoga in the morning by Durango, as well as the special showcase performance by children who had benefited from this festival’s generosity. Rhythms donates the proceeds of this festival to the children’s music program in the region that not only provides instruction but instruments.

Rhythms on the Rio 2017: Day Two

Celebrating twelve years, this festival continues to provide some of the best acts in the region and some amazing full touring bands. This year’s campground was huge, with quiet tent camping, a rowdier camping area, and an RV park—all along the beautiful Rio Grande. There were also activities for children in the Kid Zone, this year marked by huge tipis that were constructed on the site. An art area sprung up by the Beach, a sandy area where a few people launched floats or played in the bracing water.

Slightly Stoopid's music video "One Bright Day" raises 20K for charity

Slightly Stoopid have raised over $20,000 for charity through a successful artwork auction. The hand painted stills, which were turned into a music video for the band’s latest single “One Bright Day”, caught the attention of fans worldwide as well as Hard Rock International.

Naughty Professor Release New Video Today

Today, acclaimed New Orleans-based future funk collective Naughty Professor released the live studio video for “Venison Poetry,” off of their new album, Identity.  “Venison Poetry”  features percussion virtuoso Mike Dillon (Les Claypool’s Fancy Band, Primus, Garage A Trois, Dean Ween Band, et al) on vibraphones and progressive jazz guitarist Cliff Hines (Cliff Hines Band).

Jeffery Straker Releases Dirt Road Confessional

On his new album, Dirt Road Confessional, Jeffery Straker continues push the boundaries of what it means to be a piano balladeer. With themes both contemplative and joyous, the 12- song collection encapsulates the seasoned Saskatchewan singer/songwriter’s experiences of playing over 200 shows around the world since the release of his previous album, 2015’s North Star Falling.

Fountain Square Music Festival Announces Lineup

Absorb and MOKB Presents today announced details regarding single day tickets, single day lineups and additional artists for the 2017 Fountain Square Music Festival (FSMF). The event will feature a fantastic new creative direction and immersive music festival experience in Indianapolis’ historic Fountain Square neighborhood on Friday and Saturday, October 6-7, 2017.

Dolly Parton To Release Children's Album

At a recent press conference before media reps and their children as special guests, world renowned entertainer Dolly Parton announced the release of I Believe In You, her first album written and recorded for kids and those young at heart. A digital release of the new album on Dolly Records/RCA Nashville will be available September 29, whereas the physical album will street worldwide on October 13.

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