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News by Gideon Plotnicki

  • Category: Features

    Learn How To Play A Show With These Instructions From Thelonious Monk

    Thelonious Monk is a jazz legend. His skills as a songwriter, as a piano player, and as an improviser put him in the upper echelon of jazz icons. He is famous for infusing raw emotion into his playing, with lots of dissonance and percussive elements included in his playing. Perhaps most importantly, he also knew how […]

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    Ween Were At Their Brownest During Night Two At Brooklyn Bowl Las Vegas

    Ween returned to Brooklyn Bowl Las Vegas last night for the second night of their three-night stand, and they turned in a set aimed at their hardcore fans. Ween is certainly an acquired taste, but if you like Ween, you loved last night’s ridiculously “brown” journey through the band’s expansive catalog. After opening with “Did You […]

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    Watch Umphrey’s McGee Perform “Can’t You See” With Anders Beck And Paul Hoffman Of Greensky Bluegrass

    Umphrey’s McGee continued their three-night run in Asheville, NC with another barn-burner at the xploreAsheville.com Arena, and they once again invited Paul Hoffman and Anders Beck of opening act Greensky Bluegrass to join them on stage. With an opening set from Greensky, and two lights-out sets from Umphrey’s, last night’s show provided one of the best pound-for-pound nights of […]

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    Snoop Dogg And Cody Dickinson Recruit New Orleans Legends For Sequel To The Film “Take Me To The River”

    A few days ago, we reported that Snoop Dogg hit the studio with George Porter Jr. of The Meters, vocalist William Bell, and drummer Cody Dickinson for a mysterious musical project. Now, the full extent of the project seems to have been revealed. It turns out that the artists had gathered in the studio for a recording session, apparently for the film Take Me […]

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    Jim James Opens Up During This Stunning In-Studio Performance

    Jim James is a profound songwriter, to say the least. His songwriting in My Morning Jacket, Monsters Of Folk, and in his career as a solo artist has turned out one of the best catalogs in modern rock music. His vocals pack the perfect combination of aggression and emotion, and there’s a swirling, psychedelic vibe that flows […]

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    Joe Russo’s Almost Dead Releases Killer “Truckin” From The Ogden Theatre For This Week’s Rad Tracks

    Joe Russo’s Almost Dead has invigorated the younger Grateful Dead audience and the demand for fresh content from the band is through the roof. With that in mind, it’s time for another installment of Rad Tracks! Rad Tracks, now in its 84th installment, has been a great way for Joe Russo’s Almost Dead to connect with […]

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    Delve Deep Into The Psyche Of Jaw Gems’ Andrew Scherzer In This New Interview

    Jaw Gems has been on a tear recently. If you haven’t heard of them yet, it’s probably time to hop on the Jaw Gems bandwagon. The Portland, ME band emerged out of the ether in 2016, signing with STS9‘s 1320 Records after being discovered by the band via a YouTube video. Jaw Gems released their […]

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    10 Essential Prince Songs You Can Now Stream Online

    Today is essentially a holiday, as much of Prince‘s catalog is now available for streaming on services like Apple Music and Spotify. Prince was famously against streaming services, but his estate has bills to pay following his untimely death in April 2016, so they cut a deal to bring his deep catalog to most of the popular mainstream […]

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    Renowned Singer Al Jarreau Has Passed Away At The Age Of 76

    The inimitable Al Jarreau has passed away. Just four days ago, the famous singer announced his retirement from touring, following his admittance to the hospital for exhaustion. A message on his social media channels suggested that he was “slowly getting better,” but it seems things took a turn for the worse over the weekend, and Jarreau […]

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    Willie Nelson Is Forced To Cancel More Tour Dates As A Result Of Illness

    After canceling three shows set for February 6th, 7th, and 8th at Buck Owens’ Crystal Palace in Bakersfield, California, Willie Nelson has been forced to cancel more dates due to his undisclosed illness. Nelson had shows set for Friday, February 10th at the Desert Diamond Casino in Sahaurita, AZ, and Saturday, February 11th at the Route 66 […]

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