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My name is Dave and I write articles for Live For Live Music. When I'm not writing articles, I'm also selling discount tires from Tires-O-Matic on 38th St. If you need a discount tire, or a music article, I'm your guy.

  • Category: Features

    Listen To Phish Jam With Derek Trucks, On This Day In 1999

    Without a doubt, two of the best guitarists in the business are Derek Trucks and Trey Anastasio. While their paths have crossed on a handful of occasions (including a JAMMY Award performance pictured above), Trucks has only made one appearance ever with Phish proper. On July 7th, 1999, Phish hit the Blockbuster Pavilion in Charlotte, […]

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    Trey Anastasio And Mike Gordon Join Phil & Friends, On This Day In 2006

    In the summer of 2006, a very exciting double billing of G.R.A.B. and Phil Lesh & Friends toured the country together. The two groups, each comprised of legendary jam musicians, regularly joined forces, and sparked many of the longstanding musical friendships that would remain in the years to come. G.R.A.B., of course, is the Phish-y extension of the Benevento […]

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    Watch Mike Gordon’s Surprise Bass Solo To End “The Squirming Coil” At Dick’s 2016

    When Phish fans think of the song “Squirming Coil,” the first name that comes to mind is Page McConnell. The other band members generally leave at the end of the song, allowing the keyboardist to tickle the ivories of his grand piano for one last heavenly solo from Leo. On September 3rd, 2016, however, it was bassist Mike Gordon who got the final […]

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    EXCLUSIVE: Betty Cantor-Jackson Rekindles Her Love Of Taping Through The Chris Robinson Brotherhood

    “Betty has proven it,” says Chris Robinson. “Some of us are in this for something other than just the status and the comfort of money and what other people define as success. That’s her euphoric thing: capturing the sound.” By now, the tale of Betty Cantor-Jackson has been told many times over. A sound engineer […]

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    20 Songs That Are Perfect For 4/20

    Happy 4/20! What better way to celebrate the holiday than with 20 thematically-appropriate tunes, hand selected by the L4LM crew. From blues to hip hop to reggae to funk, musicians are no strangers to the “Wildwood Weed.” So sit back, roll up a joint, and enjoy some great tunes. 1. Bob Dylan – “Rainy Day […]

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    The Grateful Dead’s Debut Album Was Released 50 Years Ago Today

    A few days ago, guitarist John Mayer took out an ad in Billboard Magazine that read, “To the band that changed my life, and for the music that keeps on coloring it in: Congratulations on the 50th anniversary of your debut album.” I think a lot of people reading this article can agree with that […]

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    Evolfo Premieres Self-Made Documentary Capturing Their DIY Tour Of The Country

    There’s something to be said for a band that takes on all of their own responsibilities. Evolfo, a seven-piece rock group out of Brooklyn, NY, did just that, not only routing their own tour but producing their own documentary to chronicle the experience. “I just want to make this thing happen, no matter what. It’s […]

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    Soul Collective Satsang Delivers Heartwarming New “Beautiful Days” Video [Premiere]

    Satsang is a conscious music collective. With a unique blend of soul, folk-rock and hip-hop, Satsang delivers lyrics that come from and are rooted in change, growth, awareness, and imperfection. The live show is everything that the band name suggests: a gathering of people to assimilate and share their truths. The rhythms put forth by the […]

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    Space Kadet Shares New Single “Deep Cheeze” [Premiere]

    Atlanta based jamtronica band Space Kadet continues to explore many genres on the instrumental spectrum, strongly emphasizing the creation of a spacy funky vibe. The culmination of musician friends Rohan Prakash (drums and samples), Alex Etheridge (Bass and Synths), Kyle Gissendaner (Guitar/samples) and Phil Ordonez (Percussion), their sound caters to any variety of music lovers […]

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    Space Carnival Premieres New Studio Session Video For “Prince Rebus”

    Ithaca based psychedelic jam quartet Space Carnival recently announced an extensive Spring Tour. Starting with a week-long run in central New York, including a date with Broccoli Samurai in Oneonta, Space Carnival will then be touring for two weeks in the Midwest, sharing stages with Desmond Jones and Digeometric before coming back to the Northeast […]

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