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News by Dave Melamed

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

    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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  • Category: Exclusives

    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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  • Category: Features

    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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  • Category: Reviews

    G. Love & Special Sauce Play The Troubadour In Los Angeles [Gallery]

    Last Thursday, March 9th, G. Love & Special Sauce brought their wares to the famed Troubadour venue in Los Angeles, CA. Touring on the heels of their recently released Sugar album, the band started the festivities with an intimate Q&A and short soundcheck performance before opening things up for the evening. City of the Sun opened the night, before G. Love brought the heat […]

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  • Category: News

    Watch Umphrey’s McGee Lay Down A 20 Minute “Draconian” At The Wilma [Pro-Shot]

    Just two years ago, Umphrey’s McGee debuted a little tune called “Draconian” at their 2015 UMBowl celebration. The song has kept itself in rotation, getting played a handful of times per year along the band’s busy tour schedule. The 7th, and most recent, of those performances came at The Wilma in Missoula, MT last weekend, […]

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  • Category: News

    YarmonyGrass Announces Lineup For 12th Annual Festival

    The exciting YarmonyGrass returns to Rancho Del Rio, CO from August 10-13, bringing along a slew of wonderful artists for the 12th annual festival event. Though the headliners have yet to be announced, the lineup is filled with great performers, including Todd Snider & Great American Taxi, Head For The Hills, The Drunken Hearts (x2), […]

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  • Category: News

    Desmond Jones Announces First-Ever Tour Of The East Coast & Beyond

    Grand Rapids, MI band Desmond Jones has announced an exciting East Coast & Beyond tour, seeing the band break out of their Michigans and explore venues across the country. The band will be playing in 11 states, including big cities like New York, Boston, Nashville, Asheville and more. Focusing mostly on the Midwest, Desmond Jones […]

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  • Category: News

    Watch The Full Tiny Desk Concert From Contest Winners Tank And The Bangas

    One of NPR’s most popular series is the Tiny Desk Concerts, grouping generally large bands behind a small desk in the NPR Music offices. Every year, the series holds a contest fielding user submissions, and the winning band gets the chance to perform on the actual NPR program, as well as additional publicity opportunities. This […]

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