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  • Category: News

    Watch Lotus Tear Through “Drunken Giraffe” In This Pro-Shot Boulder Recap

    In mid-September, Lotus returned to the Centennial State for a two-night run along the Colorado Front Range. On Friday, September 15th, the band hit the Boulder Theater in Boulder, Colorado, for a special show chock full of throwbacks ahead of their headlining performance at the iconic Red Rocks Amphitheater the next night on Saturday, September 16th. Lotus Throws It Back In […]

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    Watch This Transcendent Jam From An STS9 Soundcheck

    STS9 just wrapped up their Enceladus tour, rounding out an extensive tour in celebration of their 20th year as a band. Earlier in the week, the band shared a behind-the-scenes video of one of their soundchecks to promote their “Supernova” soundchecks, part of the band’s VIP packages in which they welcome a small group of fans […]

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  • Category: Features

    Grateful Dead Collab With Egyptian Musician, Hamza El Din, & War’s Lee Oskar On This Day In ’78

    On October 21st, back in 1978, the Grateful Dead were in the midst of wrapping up a fiery five-night run at San Francisco’s Winterland Ballroom. This string of shows was particularly special for the band, as they marked the first shows played by the Dead following their now-legendary performances near the Great Pyramid of Giza in Egypt a month prior. […]

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    Primus Road Tests New Album, Live Debuts 6 Songs For Fall Tour Opener [Video]

    Primus is back on the road at long last, with the trio’s performance at Sunken Gardens Theater in San Antonio, Texas, opening their fall tour in promotion of their new album, The Desaturating Seven. During the first set of Friday’s performance, the group worked through a number of fan-favorites from across their catalog, with numbers like “My Name Is […]

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    Watch Phil Lesh & Warren Haynes’ Masterful “New Minglewood Blues” At LOCKN’ [Pro-Shot]

    Back in August, Grateful Dead bassist Phil Lesh returned to LOCKN’ Festival in Arrington, Virginia. Despite the festival’s somewhat short, five-year history, Lesh has consistently been a repeat offender at the music and camping event, formerly performing with Furthur, a number of different Phil Lesh & Friends lineups, and more throughout the years. For one of his first appearances at LOCKN’, on Friday, August 25th, […]

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  • Category: Exclusives

    PREMIERE: Steve Kimock Debuts New Tune, “Variation”, Off Upcoming KIMOCK Album

    Steve Kimock is a renowned guitarist, gaining widespread recognition over the past four decades for his transcendent improvisation on electric, acoustic, lap, and pedal steel guitars. In addition to an enviable list of collaborations spanning from Bernie Worrell to Bonnie Raitt to the members of Phish to Taj Mahal, he’s become a beloved figure in the Grateful Dead sphere. Once touted by Jerry Garcia as his “favorite unknown […]

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    Members Of Umphrey’s, STS9, & The Motet To Perform Special Jazz Set At Dominican Holidaze

    Just now, the beloved tropical concert getaway Dominican Holidaze announced a very special set they’ll be hosting for the first-time ever this year. Scheduled for December 1st through 5th, the four-night event at Now Onyx and Breathless Punta Cana Resorts in Punta Cana, Dominican Republic, will be hosting a free-form jazz improv set, with Alana Rocklin of STS9, Kris Myers of Umphrey’s McGee, and members of The Motet all tapped […]

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    Neil Young Has Plans For New Album & 2018 Tour, According To Lukas Nelson

    For most of 2017, Neil Young has been laying low, apparently due to health. The legendary rocker canceled the vast majority of his shows this year, including his scheduled appearance to induct Pearl Jam into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, instead only performing publically during a cameo at Willie Nelson’s set at Stagecoach this past April and at his long-running collaborative Farm Aid benefit […]

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    Listen To Killer Mike Rap About Jail, Old People, & Opioids On The New ‘South Park’

    Last night, Comedy Central’s South Park ran its latest episode, “Hummels & Heroin”, which follows the elderly residents of the Shady Acres Retirement Community who have been hoarding painkillers. Drawing a parallel between nursing homes and prisons, South Park tapped Killer Mike, one half of the rap duo Run The Jewels, to spit some bars during this latest episode. Watch […]

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    Steely Dan Honors Walter Becker With A Stirring Rendition Of “Book Of Liars”

    On Tuesday, October 17th, the jazz-rock juggernauts of Steely Dan continued on their limited fall tour, with these string of dates marking the group’s first performances since the untimely death of Walter Becker on September 3rd. To honor their fallen bandmate and musical icon, during their performance in Buffalo at Shea’s Performing Arts Center, the group performed Becker’s tune,  “Book […]

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