Warren Haynes X-Mas Jam


Artist Additions

Warren Haynes Christmas Jam 26


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We are very excited to announce the addition of special guests Jackie GreeneOteil BurbridgeJack Pearson Fan PageKevn Kinney, Paul Riddle and Love Canonto this year’s Christmas Jam!

Greene will be joining Gov’t Mule to offer up many of the Neil Young songs they will be doing for the first time next weekend while Oteil and Riddle (Marshall Tucker Band drummer and co-founder) will be part of a very special band which will also include the event’s host Warren Haynes and 20 time Grammy winner Vince Gill.- Christmas Jam Official

Check out this 6 hours of video from Warren Haynes X-Mas Jam 2014.

Todd Snider | Concert Review


Music Box Supper Club

October 16, 2014 | Cleveland, OH

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By  Don Pattison:

As a long time Todd Snider fan, I have seen him perform a half dozen times in various settings. Todd played the Music Box for his first time on Thursday, and I would have to say this was his best outing I’ve ever seen. It seemed the Music Box fit him as the most appropriate venue for himself as a performer and his fans, who reveled in the intimate surroundings. The set list did not disappoint the diehard fans, and if it was your first Todd Snider show, it was a perfect primer to his vast catalog of material. The show on Thursday had plenty of Todd’s off-the-cuff and downright hilarious folkloric tales and meditations on contemporary culture

If you haven’t been to a Todd Snider show before, his concerts are a showcase for his storytelling. He loves to tell stories, and his songs are just an excuse to tell more stories in between telling stories. His anecdotes are outrageous and hilarious, and even if you have heard him tell the same stories before, he still makes it fresh, and you can’t resist laughing. This show was no different, and Todd did not fail to keep the audience engaged and smiling.

The first set began the evening rather calmly, with Todd strumming away to the likes of “Good Fortune” and “Greencastle Blues” from his The Excitement Plan collection, as well as older favorites “Carla” and the opener “Can’t Complain.” The second set would pack a little more punch than the first and include more songs. Another unique aspect of Todd’s shows is that he specifically makes it a point to reach out to his fans in the crowd for requests. There were several requests at this particular show, which he covered in the second set, including the fan favorite “Beer Run.”

As always the show had brilliant high points. “Alright Guy” is one of the finest songs he has written, and I was thrilled to hear “Statistician’s Blues,” and “Corpus Christi Bay” was a nice rare song to throw in as well. A Todd Snider show is always fun. This is all the man does, and he has found a way to make his shows different every time, something you can’t say for about 98% of the acts you will see onstage today.

Edited by: Randy Harris


Umphrey’s | Winter 2015 Dates


Umphrey’s McGee

Two-Leg Winter Tour 2015 Announced

with Joshua Redman, Tauk, and The Revivalists


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via UM:

Following three nights in New York, January 16 thru 18, Umphrey’s McGee hits the road with a 26-show Coast-to-Coast winter tour spanning sixteen states. The first leg kicks off in Mississippi on January 28th, includes a double header at Track 29 in Chattanooga, a return to the one and only Ryman Auditorium in Nashville, and a number of dates up the North Eastern seaboard. Leg two brings the band back out west, including a return to the Wiltern in Los Angeles, the Fox Theater in Oakland, three shows in two days in Aspen, and a two-night stand at the Crystal Ballroom in Portland. umVIP will be offering packages for Nashville, Aspen, and Los Angeles & Oakland, and will go on sale along with the ticketing pre-sale on Friday, October 24th, at 1:00 pm ET/10:00 am PT.

Umphrey’s is excited to bring along two of our favorite up-and-coming bands on this winter tour. For most of the East Coast dates, Tauk will be joining the party. And during the second leg of the tour, The Revivalists join us on the West Coast. And following our New York run, we also welcome back Joshua Redman, who will perform with us in Los Angeles and Oakland.

Please visit the Upcoming Shows page for a complete listing. We’ll see you there!

*Special thanks to Randy Harris

Papadosio & Twiddle | Photos


Live at Irving Plaza

October 11, 2014 | NYC

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Rob Garza | New Mix


Rob Garza of Thievery Corporation

Releases Out of Body Workshop Mix


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This latest mix entitled Out of Body Workshop is reflective of the sets I’ve been spinning lately melding deep vibes, otherworldly grooves and tripped out synths.

“Thievery Corporporation member Rob Garza’s fresh new MIXED BY is a classy-as-fuck take on a lot of the deeper house music going on at the moment. It’s a captivating hour of propulsive 4×4 beats, all laden with a certain ominous tone and seamless mixing. He’s titled it his Out of Body Workshop, and I’m typing this as I float ten feet above my self.” – Thump

About Rob Garza:

ounding member of music group Thievery Corporation, Rob Garza’s career includes decades-worth of accolades as a pioneer of a flourishing electronic music movement. Originally hailing from Washington, DC, Garza’s legacy includes the formation of ESL Music, as well as a timeless music catalog that still in rotation today. His infusion of electronic music with the international flavors of dub, trip hop, reggae, and bossa nova gave birth to an new era of sound that has attracted a cult following across the decades. Since relocating to San Francisco, Garza’s new experiments take him to the far corners of the globe with sets showcasing the best of Deep House and Nu-Disco.

For Garza – who’s devoted much of his life to creating a richly-textured foundation that’s defined Thievery Corporation – solo appearances for more intimate audiences inspires new creations based off the culture and styles encountered during his travels. Whether opening for Paul McCartney with Thievery, DJing in Nepal for climbers tackling Mt. Everest, or in more obscure clubs in remote corners of the world, an impeccable taste in music style resonates through the foundation of every show.

For inspiration, Garza continues to mine the sounds he’s discovered through traveling the global dance scene. “When I first came to San Francisco, I returned to my electronic roots in the dance community while also spending a great amount of time in Mexico, where there is a great dance music scene” says Garza. “There’s so much going on in terms of people taking influences from all these different genres—like house and dub and new wave and disco—and putting it all together in a way that’s very new and original and inspiring to my own music.”

His 2013 “Remixes” album presents a kaleidoscope of his past work with artists like Tycho, Gogol Bordello, Afrolicious, and Federico Aubelle and marked the start of a new chapter in his eternal music odyssey. Later in 2013, Garza teamed up with Canadian deep house producer Neighbour to release “Calle del Espirtu Santo.” Inspired by the spirit of his travels in Madrid, Spain, the EP is the first in a series of releases that recount the memories only an international music explorer can tell. Expect more from Garza throughout each season with a series of originals, remixes, videos and collaborations, as well as new Thievery Corporation material in 2014.

TRACKLISTING:

  • Secret Lovers (Ania Iwinska Remix) – Rhoma, Mademoiselle Eva, Malikk
  • Your Rules Feat. Sutja Gutierrez (Dub Mix) – Edu Imbernon, Sutja Gutierrez
  • Shut It Down (Da Fresh Remix) – Jonathan Rosa
  • Under Dirt (Original Mix) – Nathan Barato
  • Ara Anam – TUR, Manuel
  • Cameleon (Hot Since 82 Remix) – Okain, Cuartero
  • Re Mana (feat. Vasuda Sharma) – Rob Garza
  • Mallorca – Wagon Cookin
  • Minus (Original Mix) – Beartrax
  • Grand Cru (Pachanga Boys Glam Drive) – Saschienne

moe. | New Music Video


moe. “Same Old Story” (Official Music Video)

No Guts No Glory Directed by Jay Blakesberg


Some more great work from Jay Blakesberg.  ” The band goes to the graveyard in this lively video treatment, directed by Jay Blakesberg. Just in time for Halloween!  ” -moe.org

Keller Williams | ATL Photos

Live Terminal West

October 16, 2014 | Atlanta, GA.

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Working Panic Brotherhood


Chris Robinson Brotherhood Joins Panic


By Randy Harris

Widespread Panic made its highly anticipated return to the Home of the Blues, the Birthplace of Rock & Roll, the one and only Memphis, Tennessee this past weekend for an absolutely incredible two-night stand. Saturday’s energy was off the charts andSunday was highlighted by the invitation of Chris Robinson and fellow Chris Robinson Brotherhood band mates Neal Casal and Adam MacDougall on stage to cap off a massive 105 minute second set. The band’s first time playing the Orpheum Theatre since the ice storm of 1994 lived up to every expectation and beyond. Following is a video of what has been dubbed Hard Working Panic Brotherhood playing “Slippin’ Into Darkness.”

STS9 Covers Phish


STS9 Covers Phish’s “First Tube”

October 18, 2014 | Live in Philly


Here is an audience shot video of STS9 performing Phish’s “First Tube” live in Philly this past weekend. Tribe throws in their classic anthem Moonsockets in the mix to create a First Tube>Moon Sockets> First Tube sandwich. While nothing beats original Phish, I definitely wouldn’t mind hearing tribe throw in some different Phish tunes as I’m curious to see where they could take them and what Tribe they may place in between. STS9’s next performance is tomorrow night in Washington, DC at the 9:30 Club. For more information on upcoming tour dates and ticketing Click Here.

Electron | Concert Review


Electron Covers Pink Floyd

Live at the Howard Theatre

Oct. 15, 2014 | Washington, DC


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By John David Church

If you are a fan of jam bands and are active at all on the major social media networks, you undoubtedly saw the band Electron come across your feed. It’s actually a wonder that there isn’t more being said about this side project that some almost mistake as The Disco Biscuits. But we’ll get into that in a moment. The band’s members form a who’s who in the East Coast Jamtronic scene with Aaron Magner and Marc Brownstein of The Disco Biscuits, Tom Hamilton of American Babies and Brothers Past, and Mike Greenfield of Lotus. The band formed back in 2000 during a time when Brownstein was not with The Disco Biscuits and this became an outlet for him to continue to write and create.   The lineup remains mostly unchanged except for the position Greenfield now holds, which was originally held by Joe Russo.

So what exactly does this throwback side project sound like?

If you said it sounds like The Disco Biscuits with a healthy portion of Floyd, you’d be correct. However, it is important to note that while to the common ear it sounds as if Electron is a well oiled Disco Biscuits cover band, the TDB songs that the band plays were originally composed and played as Electron songs only to become part of the Biscuit’s catalogue after Brownstein rejoined the band.
Now you have the back story. And here’s your ticket. Let’s do this.

It was a Wednesday night in our Nation’s capital and the air wasn’t quite as cool or as wet as one might have expected given the sloshy day that had preceded it. Walking up, I was greeted by all too many familiar faces as it became obvious that this was going to be yet another special night with my family. The show was taking place at the recently restoreded, Howard Theatre.   If you haven’t gotten a chance to enjoy a show or concert at this magnificent piece of DC history, do yourself a favor and buy yourself a ticket. Too many greats have played on this stage for you not to experience it. The place is elegant and classy but not in a Ritzy way more like a happening new spot that the A-Listers haven’t even discovered yet sort of way.   Stepping down from the mezzanine, the lights dimmed and the opening act took the stage. ELM laid it down. This psychedelic rock and roll band continue to impress time after time and show after show.   One friend looked at me and said, “They just keep getting better.” To which I told him he had been saying those words to me for a few years now and they haven’t ceased being true.

With set break upon us we had but mere moments to gather our thoughts and grab a frosty beverage or two.   Then Electron took their places. Hard hitting right out of the gate with Triumph, they wasted no time gripping our attention and pulsing the room into dance. With a smooth transition into Ladies Were the Rest of the Night it was every Biscuit kid’s dream come true when all of us were taken back a little bit at the unexpected but always welcome Rock Candy. I can always tell this one by the specific synth that Magner pulls out when they drop in but that doesn’t stop me from joining the band to complete the chorus, “And you got, you got I, And I got, I got you.”

That’s how it felt. We all had each other now. I stepped back from the pit and found my choice position on the mezzanine railing just in time to throw my hands in the air for the end of confrontation which, always hits home for me. Tom Hamilton seems to have had enough of playing my favorite band’s tracks and seemed to take the band toward what I can only guess is one of his favorites, Comfortably Numb. Seal the set with a bust out of Therapy which is upbeat and rocky yet drives home deeper meaning than any guitar hook can define, despite best efforts.

Set two began by taking us to a peaceful place with the slow jam heart warmer, Home Again only to melt into a well known crowd singalong, Another Brick in the Wall. They say it’s always greener on the other side but who has time to argue when your standing in Kameole Sands. Taking the next song in stride, Electron hides nothing from the audience with Little Lai and a beautifully played, often requested, Shelby Rose. One more Floyd cover with Fearless to round out the set and the evening. And I believe they call that a night folks.
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Triumph ->
Ladies* ->
Rock Candy ->
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Comfortably Numb%
Therapy

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Another Brick in the Wall% ->
Grass is Green* ->
Kameole Sands #
Little Lai ->
Shelby Rose
Fearless %

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Big Something & LiveMusicDaily


LiveMusicDaily Presents:

Big Something

Live at Gypsy Sally’s in Washington, DC


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LiveMusicDaily.com is pleased to present a night of epic proportions with one of our favorite acts in the nation, Big Something. Big Something blends the best facets of every music genre to create a truly unique experience in concert. Their space-rock anthems maintain a strength in song-writing and are propelled to new heights in the form of exploratory improvisational passages exude influences from the best in funk, blues, jazz, and progressive rock.

Tickets are $12 in advance and $15 day of show. Be sure to get there early to catch Dale and Zdubs kick off the festivities at 7pm. Purchase Tickets Here.

Stream Big Something’s New Track “Megalodon” featuring DJ Logic below.

Also, check out our interview with Jesse Hensley (Lead Guitar) of Big Something.

About Big Something:

Hailing from one of the fastest growing regions in the country, North Carolina’s BIG Something is one of the most exciting new rock bands to emerge from the Southeast. With a powerful sound that is both refreshingly original and yet classic in its approach, BIG Something is a straight up rock band that calls upon song craft with compelling vocals and a diverse range of influences. Fusing elements of rock, pop, funk, jazz and improv, the band likes to take listeners on a journey through a myriad of musical styles while incorporating a mix of organic and electronic sounds with the use of horns, keys, synthesizers, an electronic wind instrument, heavy guitars, and a tight powerful rhythm section.

In 2010 the group recorded and released a debut concept album with critically acclaimed Raleigh producer and Grammy Nominee John Custer (Corrosion of Conformity, Cry of Love, Dag). The album – Stories from the Middle of Nowhere – was an instant regional hit capturing the Home Grown Music Network’s 2010 album of the year award and spending several weeks at number 1 on the Jambands.com radio charts. Since then the band has released a fan favorite live album Live from Uranus and most recently in 2013 – a self-titled studio album that captured 3 different “Album of The Year” awards within weeks.

Now with several years of relentless touring experience, the band has traveled the country sharing the stage as direct support for the likes of Galactic, moe., The B52s, Robert Randolph and The Family Band, Zach Deputy, DJ Logic, Toubab Krewe, Dopapod and more. They are also a high demand festival act, having appeared at: FloydFest, Camp Barefoot, Blackwater, Strangecreek, Wormtown, Smilefest, Mantrabash, NC Music & Arts Festival, Pink Moon, Jerry Garcia’s Birthday Bash, Gathering of The Chaffee, Front Porch Fest, Domefest, & many more. With a rapidly growing passionate fanbase, BIG Something also hosts their own annual Summer music festival and campout in Mebane, NC called The BIG What? which has sold out two years in a row further propelling this imaginative, entertaining and musically progressive jamband rooted in traditional American music of the southeast to a much wider national audience.


Upcoming Tour Dates


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Widespread Panic | Austin Photos


AUSTIN CITY LIMITS LIVE AT MOODY THEATER

October 15, 2014 | Night Two

Mountain Trout Photography


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DJ Green Lantern

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“From street mixtapes, to clubs, to radio to producing for platinum artists, DJ Green Lantern has become a globally recognized talent and tastemaker.”

Today we bring you two recent tracks from DJ Green Lantern that display his fine production skills outside the realm of his work with hip-hop giants such as Nas and Eminem. DJ Green Lantern’s  Funk Roller Coaster takes passengers on a voyage through outer space with fat old school beats, horn laden grooves, and a plethora of all things funky. He also just released a solid remix of Wu-Tang’s “C.R.E.A.M”. Both are available for Free Download below via Soundcloud.

About DJ Green Lantern:

Ironically becoming a world famous DJ was someone else’s dream. Growing up Green developed a reputation for being adept at chopping samples and having some of the hottest beats around. DJing was so far from his mind that he had to borrow crates from friends for his first gig, which he only initially agreed to do because it paid $500. Instantaneously finding that he had a knack for controlling the crowd, Green steadily built a reputation as the go-to party DJ in his area. However, his creative background and producer pedigree screamed for an outlet, which ended up being mixtapes. “Around ‘96, I made my first mixtape,” Green recalls. “I used four or eight-track recorders to do different shit. I never did a normal blend tape ever. I understood you have to stand out and so I started putting hooks in and switching stuff up.” Green’s trademarks quickly became his self-produced remixes, and a cohesiveness that had many of his mixtapes sounding like albums. The overwhelming critical acclaim made him a rising star with bookers requesting his presence on the tables everywhere from Connecticut to Japan to all over Europe. (Read More)

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Karl Denson Joins Rolling Stones Tour

KARL DENSON TO JOIN THE ROLLING STONES

FOR OCTOBER/NOVEMBER TOUR DATES


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Karl Denson has announced that he will join The Rolling Stones on saxophone for nine shows in Australia and New Zealand on their 14 On Fire tour. The shows start at the end of the month in Adelaide and run into late November. The acclaimed reedman, songwriter and bandleader is best known for fronting the prolific touring juggernaut, Karl Denson’s Tiny Universe, who regularly perform over 150 shows a year. Their most recent album, New Ammo, was released in April 2014. DownBeat Magazine called it “music for both the party and for fans of instrumental prowess.” In addition, Denson is one of the founding members of seminal boogaloo revivalists, The Greyboy Allstars. He first came to national attention as a member of Lenny Kravitz‘s Let Love Rule-era band.

“It’s the opportunity of a lifetime, the chance to see the world through a giant pair of lips,” says Denson about his upcoming shows with The Rolling Stones. “It’s going to be amazing to get even closer to this music that I have listened to all my life.”

Denson has had to postpone his upcoming tour dates with The Tiny Universe in order to tour with The Rolling Stones. An announcement is forthcoming as to when those shows will be rescheduled.

Facebook.com/karldensonstinyuniverse

Twitter.com/KarlDenson

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Widespread Panic | Photos


Live in Alpharetta, GA

Oct 11, 2014 | Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre

Ryan Swerdlin Photography


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The Mantras | The Talking Dead


Mantras will perform the Talking Heads & the Grateful Dead

for Halloween in Richmond


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I case you missed it, our musical theme for Halloween is: THE TALKING DEAD; featuring the music of The Talking Heads (official) and The Grateful Dead presented through clever Segways and Mashups in true Mantras style!Aqueous opens the night up and It’s all going down Oct. 31st at The Broadberry in RVA!! We take Halloween VERY seriously and are super excited about this theme, SHARE if you feel the same!

Heart Byrne | Photos


Live at Threadgill’s

October 11, 2014 | Austin, TX

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Heart Byrne band performs the music of Talking Heads. This band performs a live concert in the style of ‘Stop Making Sense’ while adding song selections from each phase of Talking Heads history. This band consists of musicians that live in Austin, Texas. This band consists of great friends that share a great reverence for the work of Talking Heads and David Byrne in particular.

Heart Byrne | Facebook Official

Umphrey’s McGee | NYE Late Night


Umphrey’s McGee Announces NYE Late Nights

Seven Arrows (feat. David Murphy), Cosby Sweater, & the Heavy Pets

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Umphrey’s would like to invite our friends Seven Arrows, Cosby Sweater, and The Heavy Pets to play official after shows during our New Year’s Eve run in Atlanta. The shows will take place at The Cotton Club at The Tabernacle, each starting at 12:30 am following Umphrey’s. Seven Arrows, featuring David Murphy, will play on December 30th; Cosby Sweater on January 1st; and The Heavy Pets on January 3rd. Each show is All Ages, and will only be $10.00.

We look forward to ending 2014 and starting 2015 with all of you. Rage. Rest. Repeat!

UM & STS9 | Cover David Bowie


Flashback Friday

Umphrey’s McGee & STS9 Cover “Let’s Dance”


Alex “Pappa” Poirot:

Covering a David Bowie song is easy. However, giving a proper showing to an infectious new-wave tune like “Let’s Dance” takes a certain panache. Fortunately, for UM and STS9, this is certainly not a problem, they’ve got the verve.

More often than not, the difference between a good show and a great show is the energy on stage, and these guys are clearly having a good time up there. They come in hot early, settle into a funky groove, and take turns showing off their considerable musical talent, until Jake Cinniger finally has enough of David Bowie and decides to tear this dance-pop gem to shreds with his righteous axe, which of course, brings the house down, and is a fitting end to a show that I now plan to watch from the beginning..

Jimmy Herring with the Allman Brothers


Throwback Thursday | 2000

Jimmy Herring Brings the Heat with the Allman Brothers


 
By Tripp Demoss

It’s the best of all possible worlds. Something that Leibniz said? No- Jimmy Herring and Derek Trucks doing the Allman Brothers Band thing. The year was 2000, Dickey Betts was, for better or worse, on his way out. In comes one of the world’s greatest Jimmy Herring. He’s played Aquarium Rescue Unit, the Dead, Jazz is Dead, and of course now Widespread Panic- but is he, perhaps, really at home channeling Dickey Betts, while Derek moves in and out of the muse of Duane? Listen to the “Don’t Keep Me Wonderin” show opener, and tell me that’s not the case.

I’ve always loved “Stand Back,” a really cheeky tune that Dickey always performed with aplomb- but man, can Jimmy shred it too! I love the “Franklin’s Tower” here- we’re all used to Warren Haynes tearing this one apart- but when you listen to Jimmy do it, it’s kinda like Allen Collins or Gary Rossington jumped on stage with a bottle of Jack Daniel’s.

In the end, we will all sorely miss the Allman Brothers Band line-up with Derek & Warren… they do everything we love about music, including an occassional Dead cover, and inviting Jimmy Herring along for a song or two is what keeps yearning for the next show.

Umphrey’s McGee on ESPN

“Plaschke, this isn’t a Nickelback concert, let’s melt some faces”

John K | Photos


John K & The DC Mystery Cats

Jerry Garcia Band Sets

Sept. 30, 2014 | Gypsy Sally’s | DC


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Phases of the Moon Dates


Phases of the Moon Announces 2015 Dates


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Announcing the 2nd Annual Phases of the Moon Music + Art Festival! Mark your calendars for September 17-20, 2015 – Phases will return to beautiful Kennekuk County Park in Danville, IL for 4 days of 100% organic feel-good music, awe-inspiring art, strong sense of community a conscious collective and of course camping. We can’t wait to see you there for another magical weekend!

We can’t wait to see you all there for another magical weekend!


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Real Estate | NYC Concert Review


Live in New York City

October 2, 2014 | Terminal 5


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By Elliot Fisher

Real Estate took the stage Thursday night at Terminal 5 in New York City before a large hometown crowd. From teenagers to sexagenarians the venue was packed which speaks to part of the band’s allure; they appeal to a wide demographic.  The band played many songs off their newest album Atlas released March 2014 by Domino Records. Atlas proves that the band is gaining popularity as the beginning notes from songs like “Had to Hear,” “Crime” and “Talking Backwards” were met with loud applause from the audience. The venue, Terminal 5, proved to be a great venue for the band too as the multilevel venue provided space for those who wanted to dance on the main floor or hang out on the balcony railings.

With no set break, the 5-piece band wooed the crowd and kept attention right on stage. It was magical to see a song end, the crowd settle, and then a new song begin with wild excitement. From my spot above the crowd on the Terminal’s balcony Real Estate’s music made the crowd dance wildly while also bobbing their heads like a pack of swimming tunas. While most of the songs selected were from Atlas Real Estate did perform one of their more popular song “It’s Real,” a song that put them back on the map back in 2011. Real Estate is a band that can capture the moment through their unique sound which send audiences into relaxed trances that follow the groove laid down by the indie-rock band.

The indie-rock band were very grateful to their fans throughout the show and bass player Alex Bleeker doubled as the night’s host humorously fielding questions from the audience and announcing the band’s love for their fans. Bleeker, a known Dead Head, also teased “Turn On Your Love Light” in between songs with a Merry Prankster-esque grin on his face. With some fun and interesting solo work from guitarist Matt Mondanile to extend songs and extend original jams, in addition to the calming voice of lead singer Martin Courtney, a live performance of Real Estate is definitely worth checking out. I was most surprised, and delighted, by the fact that these musicians were able to jam out their songs given the audiences’ energy. Band’s abilities to perform in such a way are crucial for live acts, and it is obvious that Real Estate understands this.

The New England-born band was founded in 2008, and three albums later they are finally gaining the national attention they deserve. Back on April 9th, Real Estate played on the Late Show with David Letterman in support of Atlas. 

Blitzen Trapper | Covers Zeppelin


Blitzen Trapper Nails a Cover of Zeppelin’s “Ramble On”

Live at Mountain Jam 2014


Let’s go back a few months ago to the 10th annual Mountain Jam in Hunter, NY. Here is a scorching rendition of the Led Zeppelin classic, “Ramble On” which appeared on the 1969 album Led Zeppelin II. Eric Earley does a great job handling the vocals on this one and the entire band progresses the song with the utmost respect.

If you’re not familiar with Blitzen Trapper you should definitely explore them, particularly if you are a classic rock fanatic. They bring a lot of the sounds of the past together with their own twist to offer a refreshed approach to Rock n Roll.

Papadosio Announces Earth Night 2014


Papadosio Announces Earth Night 2014: A Solstice Celebration

Art, Workshops & Live Music from Papadosio, Dopapod, Jimkata, EarthCry & Third Nature

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Fresh off their thrilling performance supporting Lotus at Red Rocks Amphitheatre and two nights at Resonance Music & Arts Festival, Papadosio is excited to announce Earth Night 2014, returning to Columbus, Ohio for two nights: Friday, December 19 at Park Street Saloon featuring a more versatile/instrumental Live PA set and Saturday, December 20 at the L.C. Pavilion. Expanding the celebration, this annual event now coincides with a sister event being held at The Fillmore Auditorium in Denver, Colorado on December 13 in conjunction with Colorado’s Conscious Alliance.

For two nights and one day in Central Ohio, Earth Night celebrates the solstice in a ceremonious dance of music, art, and spirit. Inspired by the globally celebrated Earth Day, Earth Night roots itself in understanding the struggle for human and environmental rights while taking time to recognize the wisdom and practices of the ancient and indigenous that connected us to our planet in ways we hardly have the language for today.

Joining Papadosio at the L.C. Pavilion are close friends and allies, Dopapod and Jimkata. With no regard towards stylistic boundaries, the sound that emerges from Dopapod both live and in the studio is as varied and diverse as the many influences the band adapts from. Similarly, having been a mainstay of the Northeast jam circuit since 2006, Jimkata’s refined electro-rock sound is one of a band that has found its voice after years of experimentation. It’s more indie rock than jam, and more 90′s electronica than modern day EDM; yet the five-piece continues to traverse both terrains in style.

In addition, supporting the band for this very rare Live PA set at Park Street Saloon is Papadosio’s own Anthony Thogmartin, as his experimental side-project in sound and environmental philanthropy – EarthCry, in addition to Third Nature – the young trio now based out of Asheville, NC dedicated to exploring the sonic capabilities of our collective consciousness.

A limited number of two-day tickets are available through Papadosio’s ticketing site at http://papadosio.ticketfly.com beginning Thursday, October 9 at 10 AM EDT. Limited advance two-day passes are $20, single-day tickets are $10. Regular two-day passes are $35, single-day tickets are $25 and at the door $30/$40. Complete Earth Night details are available at http://www.Papadosio.com.

About Earth Night:
On December 21, 2012, a monumental convergence of like-minded individuals from across nations and borders was born. Caught in the midst of prophecies from across cultures concerning the ‘end of time’, people across the Earth asked important questions about who we are as a people and where we are going. While some anticipated catastrophe, others attempted collective activation into a new paradigm that would shift the ways in which we spend on our time on this planet. Across the globe people gathered and ignited their will to continue their work here on Earth through music, art, activism and prayers.

Deep in the heartlands of America, a small group of musicians, artists and spiritual activists organized a gathering that included a variety of experience from live music to art, workshops, presentations and more. Inspired by the progressive spirit of the internationally-known and celebrated Earth Day (originally founded on the spring equinox in 1969) – this group named the event Earth Night – a testament to the power of global unification as well as the extended darkness offered by the winter solstice – the longest night of every year. Much like Earth Day, Earth Night rooted itself in the ever-growing environmental movement and the search for social justice (particularly among indigenous populations), while taking time to recognize some of the practices of old that connected us to our planet in ways we hardly have the language for today.

Trey Anastasio | Fall Tour Dates

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Trey Anastasio Band’s new album, Paper Wheels, isn’t due out until early 2015, but the group will be previewing some of the new songs during its 2014 Fall Tour. The run will kick off on November 28 (the day after Thanksgiving) at the Aragon Ballroom in Chicago and include two-night stands at the 9:30 Club in Washington, DC, the Orpheum Theatre in Boston and New York City’s Beacon Theatre.

Beginning today, fans can get a free download of “Bounce,” a song from Paper Wheels, at trey.com. While much preparation went into Paper Wheels in terms of demos and rehearsals with TAB, the album was recorded in less than a week at The Barn, Anastasio’s reconstructed barn-turned-rehearsal/recording studio located outside Burlington, Vermont. Inspired by the immediacy of Stax-era recordings, Anastasio and his band mates recorded the songs live, playing and singing together in one room and often requiring no more than one or two takes.

Paper Wheels was produced and engineered by Bryce Goggin, who helmed several Phish albums and has also partnered with Anastasio on previous solo projects, and mixed by Elliot Scheiner (Steely Dan, Van Morrison).

Tickets for all shows on TAB’s Fall Tour will be available through a real time presale beginning this Thursday, October 9, at Noon ET at http://treytickets.tix.musictoday.com. Tickets will go on sale to the general public beginning Thursday, October 16. See below for itinerary and specific on sale times or visitwww.trey.com for further details.

TREY ANASTASIO BAND – FALL 2014 TOUR DATES

11/28 – Aragon Ballroom, Chicago, IL
11/29 – Stage AE , Pittsburgh, PA
11/30 – The National, Richmond, VA
12/02 – 9:30 Club , Washington, DC
12/03 – 9:30 Club , Washington, DC
12/05 – Orpheum Theatre, Boston, MA
12/06 – Orpheum Theatre, Boston, MA
12/07 – State Theatre, Portland, ME
12/09 – The Forum Theatre , Binghamton, NY
12/11 – Beacon Theatre, New York, NY
12/12 – Beacon Theatre, New York, NY
12/13 – Tower Theatre, Philadelphia, PA

Dopapod Rig Rundown | Keys


Eli Winderman of Dopapod Explains His Rig


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A very informative video has recently surfaced from llamamall.net , a site where you can stream and download over 150+ Dopapod shows for free. Here is a rig-rundown by Dopaod keyboardist Eli Winderman.

In celebration of the upcoming launch of the newly redesigned and improved llamamall.net, we are proud to present the first installment of our Dopapod rig rundown series.

This week kicks off with our beloved Eli Winderman. After getting to know Eli a bit, we at llamamall.net have determined that he is in fact, the nicest human being in existence. But don’t let his happy demeanor fool you, his skills will hurt your feelings……..and you will like it.

Video shot by: Jesse VanDellen and Ryan Yuenger

Big Gigantic | Hits Up Diplo & Friends


Don’t Mind If We Do…

Heater Mix from Big G on BBC’s Diplo & Friends


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I remember catching big G about 5 years ago at George’s in Fayetteville, AR and being blown away by the exceptional talent. Sure things have changed and I definitely enjoyed seeing them in their earlier days, but they still deliver some electro-sex-funk. Dominic Lolli’s sax meets electronic music combination has long separated the group from other acts in the game.

Here is an episode of BBC’s Diplo & Friends featuring Big G for nearly an hour of non-stop action. This features originals, remixes, and choice cuts of their favorite artists. Dig in…

Béla Fleck & Abigail Washburn


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Profiled on NPR All Things Considered

US Tour Dates Added


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“Husband and wife banjo adventurers” (NPR Music) Béla Fleck and Abigail Washburn have expanded their US tour, including November 8th at the CMA Theater in Nashville and December 6th at the Regent Theatre in Los Angeles. On October 29th the duo will perform at Symphony Space in New York City.

Their eponymous debut is streaming now at NPR Music through its release date today (October 7th / Rounder Records).

Béla and Abigail tell their story here on All Things Considered, where they also share a rejected album title that “really revolted a lot of people,” adds Fleck.

A fifteen-time Grammy winner, Béla has devoted time away from his genre-busting ensemble Béla Fleck and the Flecktones to a staggeringly broad array of musical experiments, from writing a concerto for the Nashville Symphony to exploring the banjo’s African roots to jazz duos with Chick Corea, while Washburn, an old-time clawhammer player, has drawn critical acclaim for her solo albums, done fascinating work in folk musical diplomacy in China, presented an original theatrical production, contributed to singular side groups Uncle Earl and The Wu-Force and become quite a live draw in her own right.

Catch Béla and Abigail on tour in 2014 and 2015:
10/12/14 Charleston, SC  Southern Ground Music Festival
10/17/14  Mobile, AL  Saenger Theatre
10/18/14  Live Oak, FL  Magnolia Festival
10/19/14  Black Mountain, NC  Lake Eden Arts Festival
10/22/14  Markham, ONT  Flato Markham Theatre
10/23/14  Rutland, VT  Paramount Theatre
10/24/14  Troy, NY  Troy Savings Bank Music Hall
10/25/14  Frederick, MD  Weinberg Center for the Arts
10/26/14 NPR Mountain Stage
10/28/14  Kutztown, PA  Schaeffer Auditorium
10/29/14  New York, NY  Symphony Space
10/30/14  Cambridge, MA  Sanders Theatre
10/31/14  Washington, DC  Lisner Auditorium (w/ Del McCoury & David Grisman)
11/1/14  Portland, ME  Merrill Auditorium (w/ Del McCoury Band)
11/8/14  Nashville, TN  CMA Theater
11/28-29/14 San Francisco, CA  SF Jazz Center Miner Auditorium
12/6/14  Los Angeles, CA  Regent Theatre
1/14/15  Springfield, MO  Gillioz Theater
1/15/15  Malze, KS  Theater Barn at Prairie Pine
1/16/15  Steamboat Springs, CO  Strings Music Festival
1/17/15  Grand Junction, CO  Avalon Theatre
1/19/15  Beaver Creek, CO  Vilar Performing Arts Center
1/20/15  Durango, CO  Community Concert Hall
1/21/15  Albuquerque, NM  Kimo Theatre
2/19/15  Kansas City, MO  Folk Alliance
2/20/15  Springfield, IL  Sangamon Auditorium
2/21/15 Naperville, IL  Wentz Concert Hall
2/22/15 Green Bay, WI  Weidner Center
2/24/15  Iowa City, IA  Englert Theatre
2/25/15  St. Paul, MN  O’Shaughnessy Auditorium
2/27/15  Eau Claire, WI  State Theater
2/28/15  Chicago, IL  Old Town School of Folk
3/1/15  Ann Arbor, MI  Power Center-Performing Arts
3/6/15  Orlando, FL  The Plaza Live
3/7/15  Boca Raton, FL  Festival of the Arts
3/8/15  Clearwater, FL  Capitol Theater
4/9/15 WVU Creative Arts Center
4/11/15 Pittsburgh, PA  Carnegie Lecture Hall
4/12/15 New Bedford, MA  Zeiterion Performing Arts Center
4/24/15 Louisville, KY  KCD Theater

Christmas Jam 2014 Line-Up


Warren Haynes Presents: The 26th ANNUAL CHRISTMAS JAM

December 13, 2014, at U.S. Cellular Center in Asheville, NC


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Featuring Vince GillGov’t Mule, Billy & The Kids, Hard Working Americans,The Revivalists and Jason Isbell with his band with additional artists to be announced soon

VIP tickets and travel packages will go on-sale October 9th a thttp://www.cidentertainment.com/events/christmas-jam-2014.

The pre-sale begins October 13th at http://xmasjam.tix.musictoday.com/calendar.aspx and the public on-sale begins October 17th.

Visit http://xmasjam.com/ for more details.

Greensky Bluegrass | Review


Live at 1884 Lounge, Memphis, TN

October 1, 2014


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By Randy Harris

Every time Greensky Bluegrass comes to Memphis, the crowd gets bigger and bigger, and this trip was no exception. Fresh off of their brand new, chart topping studio album, If Sorrows Swim, the band has never been hotter. Memphis showed up big for the band’s first show of October, packing the 1884 Lounge from wall to wall, even before the band started, and Greensky’s performance reflected the wave of energy exuding from the rowdy Memphis crowd. Paul Hoffman’s crooning vocals and speedy mandolin were on, as always, while Mike Devol’s thumping bass kept the band on track and tighter than ever. Anders Beck’s dobro lines were at the helm of the dark, melodic feel, while Dave Bruzza and Michael Bont cranked out the fast-picking rhythms on acoustic guitar and banjo, respectively. Michael Bont was especially on his game that night, which definitely says a lot, because the entire band seemed to be at the top of its game already. Finally, Greensky’s beautiful vocal harmonies filled in every gap, making their sound full and rounded.

Before Greensky took the stage for their triumphant return to Memphis, however, a local band called the Mason Jar Fireflies was chosen to open up the evening. This formidable trio of exceptional musicians was celebrating a special night that evening: the 21st birthday of vocalist Kyndle McMahan. When they first took the stage, quite a bit of the crowd had already arrived, but everyone was mostly hanging out in the bar area. By the time they finished, however, the bar area had practically emptied and the band was met by thunderous applause and loud cheers after each song. Besides Ms. McMahan, the trio consisted of Adam Gowdy (acoustic guitar, vocals) and Greg Carmack (lead acoustic guitar). The band’s sound stems from the soaring duet vocals of McMahan and Gowdy, as well as the bluesy lead guitar of Carmack (including some very crafty slide playing). Self-categorized as rhythm & greens and soul country, I would add acoustic soft rock with a folk influence. Mason Jar Fireflies was a great warm-up act for Greensky Bluegrass.

With the venue packed and the crowd ready to rage, Greensky Bluegrass stepped onto the stage in their usual humble manner. The band started off fairly conservative, except for a big bustout of the Bob Dylan penned “When I Paint My Masterpiece,” first recorded by The Band, as the second song of the night. Five out of the first eight songs were from the new album, consisting of “The Four,” “Windshield,” “Burn Them,” “Worried About The Weather” and “Demons.” Greensky started off extremely tight, jamming enough to keep things interesting, but primarily warming up for the madness that was to come later on. One thing that is so remarkable about Greensky Bluegrass is their ability to gradually ramp up the energy until, by the end of the set, the audience has absolutely no idea what happened, but they know that they just rocked their asses off; and that’s exactly what happened. The band started to heat things up with a cover of Red Allen’s “Send Me Your Address From Heaven,” and then they really dug deep on a fast-pickin’ “Break Mountain Brokedown,” followed by an epic cover of Jimi Hendrix’ “Wind Cries Mary,” and they ended the first set rockin’ out “Broke Reprise.” By this time, the crowd was absolutely insane, and the band took their set break to a massive response from the audience.

The second set kicked off with a couple more tracks from the new album, the more country-based “A Letter To Seymour,” sung by Dave Bruzza and the ballad “In Control” with Paul Hoffman back on lead vocals. A fast-paced cover of New Grass Revival’s “Can’t Stop Now” followed, which really got the crowd moving, before another string of new tunes rode the wave of energy surging throughout the 1884 Lounge. The string began with a reeling ballad “Wings For Wheels,” followed by a beautiful tune with a relatable story called “Forget Everything.” Then came the deep, dark “Kerosene,” which kicked the tempo back up and the crowd jumping all over each other, and the string finished up with “Demons.” The band finished off the second set with a run through the speedy, uplifting “Shuckin’ The Corn” by Flatt & Scruggs, a slower Greensky Bluegrass original favorite “Jaywalking” and back to a more upbeat ”King of the Hill.” As the raucous crowd clamored for more, the band came out for a “Before Bring Out Your Dead” into “Bring Out Your Dead” encore that will be forever etched in the minds of all in attendance.

This band gets better and better every time I see them. Their continuous effort and vigorous passion for their music and their fans pays off more and more, and the success of their latest album has given them an obvious boost in confidence and energy. This was by far the best show I’ve ever seen them play, even since August, less than two months ago. The new tunes are transferring nicely into the live setting, and Greensky’s ability to work a crowd is at the top of its game. Keep an eye out for the continued success of Greensky Bluegrass, and catch them now, before they are selling out Red Rocks and tickets are impossible to get. Thank you Greensky Bluegrass for an amazing night in Memphis!


The Lockn’ Wook | Flashback Friday


Panic Tour Kicks Off Tonight

Let’s Get Down to Business Shall We ?


Tonight Widespread Panic will kick off their tour with a great deal of anticipation. With Todd out of the drum throne for this tour and Duane Trucks filling in everyone has mixed emotions. We all want Todd to get well soon and since there is no changing the fact that he is not with us this tour I am left with a great deal of curiosity as to how the band will sound with Duane.

In a nod to all things great in this world I am pleased to present to you once again the Lock’n Wook. A legend of sorts if you will. For Christmas there is Home Alone. For Panic Tour there is the Lockn’ wook.

It was the caricature of a Panic Fan coming to life, in front of our eyes, caught on camera, in a couple moments of humorous brilliance. I yell similar things at Panic shows- I have since before I saw this video. Now I do it with renewed vigor. Widespread Panic wooooooo!!!!!!!!!

Cheers, let’s get down to business. See you in Charleston…

Big Something | Stream New Track


Stream Big Something’s New Track “Megalodon”

featuring DJ Logic


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For those of you who regularly follow the site, you know that Big Something is one of our favorite emerging acts out there. Their stadium-rock-era-meets-the-jam-world sound is finely showcased on the brand new track, “Megalodon.” We couldn’t be more pleased to learn that DJ Logic joined Big Something to take this one over the top.

The band is  going to be pushing things full throttle into 2015.  They will also be releasing their new album Truth Serum on November 4th! Be sure to catch them at local venues while you can, these guys are headed to the big leagues. The tour kicks off next week at the 8×10 in Baltimore, MD.

Upcoming Tour Dates

Oct 08 – Baltimore, MD – The 8×10
Oct 10 – Wilmington, NC – Ziggy’s By the Sea
Oct 17 – High Point, NC – Blue Bourbon Jack’s
Oct 18 – Elon, NC – The Fat Frogg
Oct 22 – Baltimore, MD – The 8×10
Oct 23 – Chantilly, VA – Bungalow Billiards & Brew
Oct 24 – Blacksburg, VA – Sycamore Deli
Oct 25 – Richmond, VA – The Camel
Oct 29 – Baltimore, MD – The 8×10
Oct 31 – Raleigh, NC – 5th Annual BIG Something Costume Ball
Nov 01 – Boone, NC – The Local
Nov 06 – New Haven, CT Stella Blues
Nov 07 – New Market, NH – Stone Church
Nov 08 – Providence, RI – The Spot Underground
Nov 20 – Chapel Hill, NC Local 506
Nov 21 – Waynesboro, VA – The Hotspot
Nov 22 – Frederick, MD – Cafe 611
Nov 26 – Winston Salem, NC – Ziggy’s 
Nov 28 – Washington DC – 
Gypsy Sally’s
Nov 29 – Columbus, OH – Skully’s
Dec 31 – Raleigh, NC – Lincoln Theatre

Railroad Earth – Allman Brothers Cover


Railroad Earth Offers New Free Download

of “Hot’lanta” by the Allman Brothers Band


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Here is a very strong cover of the ABB recorded by Railroad Earth at The Variety Playhouse on  April 4th, 2014. This particular cover sees RRE unleashing a flurry of acoustic justice to a traditionally sharp electric tune. The Allman Brothers southern influences are translated over well, if you will, within the context of RRE’s fine precision and execution of their acoustic instruments.

Railroad Earth really is one of the best bands on  tour right now. They deserve the ultimate salute for having a strong reliance on their roots, but also they aren’t copy cats and have helped evolved the live bluegrass genre.

The release is a nod to their upcoming NYE run in Atlanta, GA at the Variety Playouse.

In other news, they are also supporting Breast Cancer Awareness with their fabulous pink t-shirt (here).

In case you missed it the first time around, check out our interview with John Skehan of RRE.

Free Download


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