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  • Category: Features

    Remembering Miles Davis On His Birthday

    On May 26th, 1926, one of the most iconic musicians of all time came into the world: Miles Davis. Born to rare black middle class parents, Davis would grow from boy to adult through some of the nation’s hardest times, and his music would help an exhausted post war country regain its attitude of hope. Miles […]

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    Phish Lays Down One Of Their Most Interesting “Waves” Jams During Soundcheck, On This Day In 2011

    Warming up for a three-night stand at Bethel Woods Center for the Arts in Bethel Woods, NY in 2011, Phish got into town one night early to set themselves up for the musical mayhem. The group proceeded to play a soundcheck that lasted for hours, weaving through their catalog with musical fluidity. Among the great jams from that session, […]

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    Celebrating Levon Helm’s Birthday With Classic Footage Of The Band’s ‘The Last Waltz’

    One of the most iconic vocalists to ever grace the stage, Levon Helm was a driving force behind some of The Band’s greatest music. On what would have been Helm’s 77th birthday, we wanted to take a moment and celebrate the great drummer’s life. Helm was inspired by bluegrass legend Bill Monroe to become a musician at the age of […]

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    Listen To A Classic Phish Show At Nectar’s, On This Day In 1988

    As Phish worked their way from a Vermont novelty to national sensations, one venue played a pivotal role in this transformation. Nestled in Burlington, VT, a small club called Nectar’s gave the jam group a stage for their wild antics on a regular basis. The band’s gathering grew with each passing performance, garnering a word-of-mouth […]

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    Celebrate Bob Dylan’s Birthday With His Best Moments & Tributes

    Happy 76th Birthday Bob Dylan! Possibly the greatest poet to come out of the 60s, Dylan is our most revered contemporary songwriter. His incredible catalog represents some of the most important work in the history of Folk, Americana, and Rock music. Classics tunes such as “All Along The Watchtower,” “Like A Rolling Stone,” “Maggie’s Farm,” […]

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    Amanda Palmer and Edward Ka-Spel Spin Rainbows In Brooklyn [Photos]

    Amanda Palmer and Edward Ka-Spel made Brooklyn’s Rough Trade the third stop on their United States and European Tour this past Sunday night, supporting their new album, I Can Spin a Rainbow. Amanda and Edward were joined on stage by violinist and longtime Legendary Pink Dots contributor Patrick Q. Wright, as the trio powered through […]

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    Listen To A Glorious, 27-Minute Version Of “Ghost” From This Day In 2000

    The song “Ghost” has long been a fan-favorite of Phish fans, and many will argue that the version performed on May 22nd, 2000 is one of the best of all time. Coming towards the end of a six-song second set at Radio City Music Hall, this type of jam is striking at the reason that fans get into […]

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    Karl Denson’s Tiny Universe Recruits Melvin Seals For DC Throwdown [Photos/Videos]

    Karl Denson’s Tiny Universe rolled hard through D.C. on Friday night with a performance at the 9:30 Club, with Of Tomorrow opening as support. This particular string of dates features legendary keyboardist Melvin Seals, known for his work with the Jerry Garcia Band. KDTU took the opportunity to play through their originals, some of which will appear […]

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    Travel Back In Time And Watch A Phish House Party, Performed On This Day In 1987

    The Phish that we know and love today got their start in 1985, when Page McConnell joined members Trey Anastasio, Mike Gordon, Jon Fishman and guitarist Jeff Holdsworth. From their earliest days at the University of Vermont, the group embraced the psychedelic improvisational culture that had been spawned by the Grateful Dead, taking that mentality […]

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    Celebrate Pete Townshend’s Birthday With His Sole Grateful Dead Collaboration [Watch]

    When it comes to British rock bands that emerged in the 1960’s, three names sit alone among the elite: The Beatles, The Rolling Stones and The Who. Today, on guitarist Pete Townshend’s 72nd birthday, we take a look inside The Who’s glorious reign as hard rock champions. The Who were something of a paradox in […]

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