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  • Category: News

    EXCLUSIVE: Turkuaz’s Michelangelo Carubba Dishes On His Upcoming All-Star Birthday Bash

    Michelangelo Carubba is a renaissance man. Powering the engine inside Turkuaz’s kaleidoscope of groove, the drummer is the beating heart of funk personified. Turkuaz recently came up for air amid a summer tour de force, but alas, no rest for the wicked. On the heels of the band’s fiery Phish-aftershow, Carruba wants back in the ring. The venerable rhythm runner, who recently turned […]

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  • Category: Exclusives

    PREMIERE: Dimond Saints Share Kendrick Lamar “DNA” Remix And Live Music Video [FREE Download]

    2017 is only half-over, yet it’s already been monumental for Oakland’s future muzik merchants, Dimond Saints. an-ten-nae and Releece—the two artists behind Dimond Saints—released their long-awaited, critically acclaimed LP, Prism in the Dark, in January, then followed it up with a haunting companion EP, Shadows, in the spring. After unveiling tons of new material at Raindance’s annual Chinese New Year in San Francisco, the duo has ridden […]

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    PREMIERE: KDTU’s Chris Littlefield Debuts New Single, “Settle Down,” From Side Project Klozd Sirkut

    Klozd Sirkut shows a deep love of the groove, offering an inspired and refreshing take on funk and electronic music. Led by longtime Karl Denson’s Tiny Universe trumpet maven Chris Littlefield, the Seattle-based electro-funk quartet is taking off to untold galaxies, earning new fans constantly with their relentless dancefloor escapades. Along with Littlefield, the band includes the extremely inventive […]

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  • Category: Exclusives

    EXCLUSIVE: Shira Elias Talks Turkuaz’s Evolution, Their Unreal Bonnaroo Set, Funk Of Ages, And More

    If you’ve ever had the pleasure to experience the exhilarating thrill of a Turkuaz live show, no doubt you have noticed a brunette vocalist radiating in her canary couture. That boisterous voice and captivating stage presence belong to one Shira Elias, who along with co-conspirator Sammi Garett, make up Turkuaz’s dynamic, dazzling vocal duo. In wild anticipation […]

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  • Category: News

    Ithaca Reggae Festival To Tap John Brown’s Body And More For First Annual Water Protection Celebration

    Get ready for a day chock full of all things positive, bringing celebration, awareness, education, community, music, yoga and more in Ithaca, New York! The Friends of Cayuga Lake are presenting the very first annual Ithaca Reggae Fest, and it’s happening Saturday, June 24th, 2017.  Rooting from the strongly held truth that “Water is Life,” Ithaca Reggae […]

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  • Category: Exclusives

    EXCLUSIVE: Random Rab Takes Listeners All the Way To The “Formless Edge” On New Album

    A luminary of the West Coast’s psychedelic-bass music diaspora, Random Rab rises to occasion with Formless Edge, his eleventh full-length solo opus released Friday, June 16. As a headliner at festivals around the world, Rab has become more than just a DJ or producer, evolving into an ephemeral wizard whose legendary sunrise/sunset adventures have become festival culture rites […]

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    EXCLUSIVE: The Polish Ambassador Talks Jumpsuit and Gives The Lowdown On The Taos Get-Down

    The Polish Ambassador is many things to many people: the world’s funkiest diplomat at the forefront of excursions musical, cultural, sociological, environmental, spiritual, and interpersonal; a leading purveyor of forward thinking, global dance music; a fearless Permaculture warrior; a record label boss; and a community torchbearer for Nevada City, CA and beyond. Polish was kind […]

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  • Category: Features

    It Was All A Dream: Looking Back At The Music & More At Lightning In A Bottle 2017

    A whirlwind of divergent and reverberating energies surrounded the behemoth festival, Lightning in a Bottle, during her 2017 incarnation, an alchemy that made the event’s cultural and artistic achievements all the more remarkable. Venerable LA conglomerate The DoLab is an ever-evolving force of nature — the minds, body, and soul of Lightning in a Bottle — realizing the festival and […]

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  • Category: Album Reviews

    Bobby Deitch Band Releases ‘Grateful,’ Featuring Adam Deitch, George Porter Jr., Eric Krasno, And More

    With great anticipation, we have waited for the long-brewing Grateful, the debut album by Bobby Deitch Band. Bobby Deitch may be previously best known for fathering Lettuce drummer Adam Deitch, sitting in with the band on percussion, and inspiring the gluttonous funk of “Lett Bobby.” However, the elder Deitch is reintroducing himself to music fans the globe over with his new crew and […]

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  • Category: Features

    Dirtwire’s Wild, Wet, And Wonderful Guide to Thrive at Lightning in a Bottle 2017

    Dirtwire sits on the front porch of Americana’s future, conjuring up a whirlwind of sound using traditional instrumentation, world percussion, soundscapes, and electronic beats. Comprised of David Satori (Beats Antique), Evan Fraser (Hamsa Lila; Stellamara), and Mark Reveley (Jed and Lucia), each performance brings both band and audience to a mysterious crossroads of beats, blues, African, Asian, […]

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