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Jorma Kaukonen reminises about manager, Bill Thompson

Bill Thompson, manager of Jefferson Airplane and subsequently the spinoffs Jefferson Starship, Hot Tuna and Starship, died of a heart attack yesterday, Jan. 12, in Mill Valley, Calif. Thompson was 70. "One of the more colorful managers in rock history, and a beloved figure within the Bay Area music scene, Thompson guided the various bands through both great successes and years-long personal and legal entanglements." Relix

Kung Fu and Twiddle Announce Dirty Dozen Tour

Two of the most buzzed about bands on the scene, Kung Fu and Twiddle, are joining forces for a twelve night co-headlining run kicking off April 1 in Buffalo, NY. The bands will take turns closing each night but to keep things interesting, it will not be announced in advance. Fans will have to arrive early to find out who takes the stage first.

Chris Robinson Brotherhood Adds Tony Leone On Drums

Chris Robinson Brotherhood announce today that Tony Leone has joined the band on drums. His first performance with The CRB will be this coming weekend at the Sunshine Music & Blues Festival in Florida followed by a 14-date tour across the Midwest and East Coast in February. Leone's arrival follows the departure of the band's original drummer George Sluppick.

RAILROAD EARTH celebrate their Live At Red Rocks DVD with webcast at the eTown Hall

Railroad Earth will be celebrating the release of their DVD, LIVE AT RED ROCKS , by hosting a special webcast of a portion of the film at the eTown Hall in Boulder, CO on Wednesday 1/21 at 7:00 PM MST.

Fans have two options to participate - Tickets go on sale today, Tuesday 1/13 at 11:00 AM MST, in limited quantities for the chance to view the film on a large screen, likely for the only time, at the eTown Hall. The live event includes a reception as well as a short acoustic set from the band.

The Who to perform at New Orleans Jazz Fest

THE WHO will perform their first U.S. festival appearance in more than 40 years at this year’s New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival presented by Shell, set for April 24-May 3 in New Orleans, LA.  THE WHO’s previous iconic U.S.

DJ Russo & the Funky Meters Funk Up Denver

This night was a party, and who could be surprised by that with the amount of talent at Cervantes Masterpiece Ballroom on this night. There were three bands and three painters that created an electric dance space under the giant disco ball to kick off the holiday festivities. The famous Frenchy, Scramble Campbell, and John Bukaty lined their canvas side by side on the left side of the stage and prepared for a night of sheer artistry.

Karl Denson | The Independent | 1/3/2015

James Brown, dubbed the hardest workingman in show business, is long gone. If anyone were to carry the torch in the contemporary touring scene Karl Denson would be a chief contender.

29th Annual KPFA Grateful Dead Marathon

Berkeley's pioneering listener-supported radio station, KPFA, presents its annual Grateful Dead fund-raising marathon on Saturday, January 31, 2015 from 9:00 am to 1:00 am.

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