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    INTERVIEW: Papadosio’s ‘Earth Night’ Organizer Jason Takahashi Talks Political Engagement

    Earth Night has been a staple of Papadosio’s touring calendar for the better part of a decade. This year, the seventh-annual celebration is set to take place in Chicago at Concord Music Hall on Saturday, December 16th, and will feature performances by host band Papadosio as well as Dirtwire (featuring David Satori of Beats Antique) and Lapa (also known as Ilya […]

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    Happy 76th Birthday To The Legendary Paul Simon

    Paul Simon, one of the most prolific songwriters of the 20th century, is celebrating his 76th birthday today. The Newark, NJ-born musician spent his formative years growing up in Flushing, Queens. During elementary school, Simon met Art Garfunkel, with the duo eventually going on to form Simon & Garfunkel, and write hit folk tunes such as “The Sound […]

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    Space Carnival, Goose, & The Southern Belles To Put On A Can’t-Miss Show At Brooklyn Bowl

    New York’s Brooklyn Bowl will get a taste of Space Carnival, an up-and-comer on the jam scene that’s been quickly rising the ranks, when the quartet out of Oneonta, NY comes to the Williamsburg venue for the first time on Tuesday, October 24th. Space Carnival has big plans for their upcoming Brooklyn Bowl debut, with fellow jammers Goose […]

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    Greensky Bluegrass’ Anders Beck, Part & Parcel, And More To Host Hurricane Maria Benefit

    Last year, up-and-coming bluegrass act Part & Parcel thought it would be fun to get some local Colorado-based artists together and have a night of musical collaboration and fun during a night dubbed the Corduroy Classic. On Saturday, Nov. 11th, Denver’s Cervantes’ Other Side will host the second-annual Corduroy Classic, which will see performances by […]

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    Israeli Livetronica Act, G-Nome Project, To Hit Chicago During Its Triumphant Return To The U.S.

    Israeli livetronica act G-Nome Project—composed of keyboardist Eyal Salomon, guitarist Shlomo Langer, bassist Zechariah Reich, and drummer Chemy Soibelman—has taken their local scene by storm, selling out venues in their hometown, all the way to Tel Aviv with their brand of electro-funk. However, the G-Nome Project does not always get the chance to make it stateside, so […]

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    Trombone Shorty To Make Highly Anticipated Return To NYC With Vintage Trouble

    Trombone Shorty is one of those artists that came out of the womb able to play music and entertain the masses. And that sentiment isn’t very far off, as the New Orleans-born star was joining the legendary Bo Diddley on stage at NOLA Jazz and Heritage Festival at the age of 4. With the spotlight […]

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    New Video Of Charles Bradley Shows Humility And Appreciation For Life

    Soul singer Charles Bradley passed away less than two weeks ago at the age of 68, due to complications from an ongoing battle with cancer. Though the inspirational singer found fame later on in life, he never took it for granted and was a shining force of positivity both on the stage and off. He […]

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    Horseshoes & Hand Grenades Release Single “The Ode,” Set To Hit East Coast With Kitchen Dwellers This Week

    Wisconsin-based bluegrass act Horseshoes & Hand Grenades just began a two-month long co-headlining tour with fellow grassers Kitchen Dwellers, and will be making their way across the east coast this coming week. Ahead of those dates, Horseshoes has just released their newest single, “The Ode,” an old-time, barn-burner of a track written by fiddle player […]

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    Katharsis Gets “Diabolical” With G. Love & Special Sauce In Fort Collins [Audio]

    Last night at Fort Collins, CO’s Aggie Theatre, new jam supergroup Katharsis featuring The Motet’s Dave Watts, RAQ/Electric Beethoven’s Todd Stoops, Dopapod’s Chuck Jones, and Digital Tape Machine’s Marcus Rezak played their third-ever performance in support of longtime laidback blues/soul Philadelphia born and bred act G. Love & Special Sauce. After playing what was going […]

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    Pigeons Playing Ping Pong Release New Single “Somethin’ For Ya”

    Pigeons Playing Ping Pong have a busy Fall ahead of themselves, as they prepare for a lengthy tour joined by Flamingosis, Ripe, The Magic Beans, and more along the way. The Baltimore-based funk jammers are also getting ready to release their latest album, Pizazz, in just a couple of short weeks. Ahead of that, Pigeons has […]

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