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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 Infamous Stringdusters Let Loose At The Troubadour [Gallery]

    Last weekend, The Infamous Stringdusters rolled into the famed Troubadour in Los Angeles, CA for a wild Saturday night performance. The band is firing on all cylinders these days, fresh from the release of their early 2017 album Laws Of Gravity. The five piece, comprised of Travis Book (bass), Andy Falco (guitar), Jeremy Garrett (fiddle), […]

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    Telluride Bluegrass Festival Expands 2017 Lineup With Tremendous Additions

    The 44th annual Telluride Bluegrass Festival is set to return to Telluride, CO from June 15th through the 18th, bringing along a top tier lineup of Americana performers. The festival previously announced an excellent initial lineup, and seems to have doubled the fun with this great announcement of additional artists. The event will see sets […]

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    Listen To Full Audio From All Three Ween Performances In Las Vegas

    Last weekend, the Boognish rose over Sin City, as Ween played three nights at the Brooklyn Bowl in Las Vegas, NV. The shows were filled with tons of classics from the Ween catalog, and the band even hosted a near-disastrous wedding proposal on the Sunday finale! Fortunately, fans now have the opportunity to stream audio […]

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    Chris Kuroda Talks Evolution From Early Phish To MSG On New Mini Podcast Episode

    Our Inside Out WTNS podcast returns this week with another “Tweener” episode. In it, hosts Seth Weiner and Rob Turner first discuss Bob Dylan and some recent music articles, before revisiting their interview with Chris Kuroda (episode 18). The bulk of the original interview focuses on the details around Kuroda and the band’s decision last […]

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    Alex Trebek Rapping On Jeopardy! Is The Best Internet You’ll See Today

    In the midst of College Jeopardy! on Monday, February 20th, one of the categories was “Let’s Rap, Kids.” Each clue featured lyrics to a popular rap song, and the contestants had to correctly identify the artist who raps them. Yes, that did mean that host Alex Trebek was rapping lyrics to Drake’s “Started From the […]

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    5th Annual ARISE Music Festival Reveals Stacked Initial Artist Lineup

    Returning to Loveland, CO for the fifth straight year, the beautiful ARISE Festival has announced a hard-hitting lineup for their 2017 event, going down August 4-6 at Sunrise Ranch. ARISE has continued to build a strong reputation within the Colorado scene, bringing incredible and diverse performers into a uniquely intimate and gorgeous setting. The festival […]

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    Pimps Of Joytime Team With Ivan Neville & Pete Shand For Funky New Single [Premiere]

    Brooklyn, NY based funk & soul outfit Pimps of Joytime are set to release a new studio album, Third Wall Chronicles, on March 24th. The new release comes at a pivotal time, employing a positive message of peace, love, and music on every track. It’s an intoxicating dance party from cover to cover, truly indicative […]

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    Widespread Panic, Greensky Bluegrass & More Tapped For Beale Street Music Festival

    As if Memphis’s Beale Street wasn’t already filled with tons of live music, the organizers of the Beale Street Music Festival have revealed plans for this year’s event. Taking place from May 5th through the 7th, the fest will see headlining sets from Kings of Leon, Soundgarden, Widespread Panic, Snoop Dogg, and Sturgill Simpson. The lineup continues with Death […]

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    MAYfest Announces Lineup For Music, Art & Yoga Celebration

    From May 26th through the 28th, Surprise Lake Camp in Cold Spring, NY will hold the annual MAYfest. The MAY not indicates the time of year for the event, but also its three main pillars – Music, Art and Yoga. Today, MAYfest has revealed details about each of these three segments, including a top tier […]

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    The Brothers Comatose Surprise Mall Shoppers By Performing In An Elevator [Watch]

    While shopping malls often have music playing, very rarely is that music as intimate as what you’re about to see. The Brothers Comatose have a new album called The Covers EP: Volume 2 out now (order it here), and did some direct marketing at the Westfield Mall in San Francisco, CA. There, the five piece string […]

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