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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: Reviews

    Jans Ingber Recruits Rachael Price, Jen Hartswick, & More For Brooklyn Funk Fellowship [Video/Audio/Gallery]

    Ever since his days in The Motet ended, frontman Jans Ingber has toured with a rotating cast of musicians for the uber-fun Funk Fellowship performances around the country. The lineup he put together for the edition in Brooklyn, NY last Saturday, January 21st was truly impressive, calling on Rachael Price, Jennifer Hartswick, Steveland Swatkins, Alwyn […]

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  • Category: Features

    Original Meters, Electric Beethoven, Turkuaz & More On Day Three Of Jam Cruise [A Gallery]

    The third day of Jam Cruise brought fans to Ocho Rios in Jamaica, letting the cruisers soak up a day in the sun before setting sail with some great performances throughout the evening. The festival continued to host all star talent on its third day, with sets from Electric Beethoven, The Original Meters, The Motet […]

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  • Category: News

    Snarky Puppy’s Michael League Shares First Video For New Project, Bokanté

    As many fans gear up to see Snarky Puppy at their inaugural GroundUP Music Festival, those in the know are also highly anticipating the debut of Bokanté. The new project is spearheaded by Snarky Puppy’s de facto leader, Michael League, along with an all-star cast of musicians from the GroundUP family and more. League tells […]

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  • Category: News

    UM’s Brendan Bayliss Talks Band Origins, Meeting Steve Miller & More In New Inside Out WTNS Podcast

    Just last week we told you about the exciting partnership between Live For Live Music and the long-running Inside Out With Turner And Seth podcast, bringing you a fresh take on the music scene by combining behind-the-scenes and fan perspectives to segments and interviews of your favorite artists. The newest episode of the podcast features Umphrey’s […]

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  • Category: Features

    Minnesota Funk Band PHO Previews New Album With Debut Single “Dr. Drake” [Premiere]

    The funky crew known as PHO will return with their second full length album release, two, in March of 2017. The band brings an undeniable party wherever they go, as the seven piece funk armada never fails to incite the dance floor grooves. There’s a reason why Prince liked them… Today the band shares the first taste of the new album, […]

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    Primus Announces Red Rocks Performance With Claypool Lennon Delirium

    Bassist Les Claypool is set to pull double duty at Red Rocks Amphitheatre on May 16th, as he’ll be performing with Primus and special guest, The Claypool Lennon Delirium, for a night of mayhem at the famed Morrison, CO venue. It seems that both bands will be performing throughout 2017, as Claypool now has dates scheduled for each unique act this year. […]

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  • Category: News

    Tedeschi Trucks Band Announces “Wheels Of Soul” Tour With Wood Brothers & Hot Tuna

    The beloved “Wheels of Soul” returns for the third straight year, as the Tedeschi Trucks Band hosted summer event always brings some of the greatest talent together for extended tour engagements. This year is no exception, as TTB has recruited by Hot Tuna and The Wood Brothers for a month long tour schedule together. The tour runs from July 1st through […]

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  • Category: News

    Bob Weir Announces Campfire Band Spring Tour Dates, Including Austin City Limits

    There’s just no stopping Bob Weir, as the Grateful Dead guitarist has announced five spring tour dates for his newly formed Campfire Band in support of the 2016 solo release, Blue Mountain. Comprised of Bryce Dessner, Aaron Dessner, Bryan Devendorf, Scott Devendorf and Josh Kaufman, the acoustic ensemble will support Weir for shows in Texas, Louisiana, and Alabama. The tour begins on April […]

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  • Category: News

    Papadosio To Bring Re:Creation To Red Rocks With Alex & Allyson Grey, SunSquabi, And More

    Fans of Papadosio will be counting down the days until May 6th, as the band has just announced Re:Creation Red Rocks at the famed Morrison, CO venue. The show will feature Papadosio’s entrancing music, and visual displays designed by Jonathan Singer. In addition, Papadosio will welcome artists Alex Grey and Allyson Grey for the occasion, and they’ve brought on a number of talented artists […]

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    Sasquatch Music Festival Announces 2017 Lineup

    Returning to The Gorge Amphitheatre from May 26th through the 28th, the famed Sasquatch! Music Festival has revealed their 2017 lineup. The festival will see headlining sets from Twenty One Pilots, Frank Ocean and Chance The Rapper, with dozens more announced for the three day event. The full lineup features The Head and the Heart, The Shins, MGMT, Phantogram, Mac Miller, Bonobo, Rufus […]

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