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  • Category: News

    Joe Russo’s Almost Dead May Be Moving Their Saturday Red Rocks Show To A New Venue

    On Saturday, April 29th, Joe Russo’s Almost Dead is scheduled to make their headlining debut at the legendary Red Rocks Amphitheatre outside of Denver, Colorado, sharing the bill with Medeski, Martin, & Wood. Unfortunately, Joe Russo’s Almost Dead just issued an announcement saying they’re considering indoor options for their Saturday show as the forecast for the weekend continues to look bleaker […]

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    Umphrey’s McGee Is Coming To Florida For Four Nights This Week

    Umphrey’s McGee is currently on tour, bringing their patented highly technical jam stylings to Florida for four nights starting on Wednesday. Umphrey’s is bringing BIG Something along for the ride, which will see the bands play St. Petersburg’s Jannus Live tomorrow on the 26th, Orlando’s House of Blues on the 27th, and Miami Beach’s Fillmore on the 28th. Umphrey’s McGee will close out […]

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    Turkuaz Expands On Extensive Summer Tour With New Northeast Dates

    While the Brooklyn-based funk band Turkuaz already has an extensive summer tour plotted, they just added a couple more club dates at the end of the summer with the announcement of two consecutive nights in Rhode Island across August 24th and 25th and two nights in New York to kick off September. These announcements are in addition to […]

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  • Category: Features

    5 Up-And-Coming Bluegrass Bands Poised To Take Over The Scene

    Back in September, we took a look at up-and-coming jam bands that are setting themselves up to be the next big thing. It was tough picking out just five, as the jam scene is already hugely diverse and always in a state of growth, with acts synthesizing influences ranging from EDM to bluegrass. That got us thinking […]

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    A Tribe Called Quest Announces Red Rocks Date In August

    A Tribe Called Quest will be hitting the legendary Red Rocks Amphitheatre outside of Denver, Colorado. The performance will be part of the hip-hop group’s tour announced last November, which Q-Tip noted would be their final tour as an ensemble before ultimately packing it in “for the rest of our lives” following Phife Dawg’s death in March of last year. Tribe will perform […]

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  • Category: Exclusives

    PREMIERE: Luke Wade Debuts New Music Video For “On Fire” While On Tour With Robert Randolph

    The soulful singer-songwriter Luke Wade just premiered a new music video for his song “On Fire.” The Texas-based singer gained fans nationwide after his appearance on Season 7 of NBC’s The Voice, finishing in the Top 8 with Team Pharrell. Since then, Wade has steadily been gaining a name for himself, joining artists like Rusted Root, Kris Allen, Patti LaBelle, Ingrid […]

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  • Category: Reviews

    Eddie Roberts Honors Grant Green In Denver With Special “Green Is Beautiful” Run [Photos]

    This weekend, resident guitarist extraordinaire of The New Mastersounds, Mr. Eddie Roberts, honored jazz guitarist Grant Green with his tribute to the pioneering musician dubbed “Green Is Beautiful” after Green’s 1970 release by the same name. Roberts invited other friends to join him in celebrating Green’s work, tapping Alan Evans (Soulive, Karl Denson’s Tiny Universe) on drums, Chris Spies on keys, Alex Scott on bass, and Nick […]

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  • Category: News

    Watch Bruce Hornsby And Jenny Lewis Sit-In With Bon Iver At Coachella

    The celebrated pianist and frequent collaborator with the Grateful Dead, Bruce Hornsby, made an appearance with Bon Iver last night at Coachella along with another special guest, singer Jenny Lewis. Both of the special guests came out for a cover of “The End Of The Innocence,” a song cowritten by Hornsby for Don Henley in the late 1980’s. Bon Iver frontman Justin Vernon, Hornsby, and Lewis […]

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    Spafford Wraps Up Sold-Out Hometown Throw Down [Full Pro-Shot Shows]

    Spafford has been steadily rising the ranks of the jam band scene this year, extensively touring as support for Umphrey’s McGee and wrapping up their own headlining tour recently before a summer chock full of festival dates. On Friday and Saturday, the Arizona-based band headed back to Phoenix, playing two sold-out shows at Last Exit Live, and it’s safe to […]

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    Trey Anastasio Honors Butch Trucks At Wanee With Heartfelt Speech And “Ooh Child” Cover [HD Video]

    Trey Anastasio took a moment yesterday during his performance with Trey Anastasio Band at Wanee Festival at Spirit of Suwannee Music Park in Live Oak, Florida, to pay tribute to the legendary Allman Brothers drummer and Wanee cofounder, Butch Trucks, who passed away this past January. In an emotional and heartfelt speech, Trey took the time to tell the crowd about being young and […]

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