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News by Ming Lee Newcomb

  • Category: Features

    Celebrate John Medeski’s Birthday With This Throwback Medeski, Martin & Wood Performance

    John Medeski is a legendary pianist, both in the jam and jazz world, and he seems to be everywhere. Medeski has been found playing with The Meters’ Zigaboo Modeliste and George Porter Jr. and The New Mastersounds’ Eddie Roberts in Foundation of Funk; John Scofield, Larry Grenadier, and Jack DeJohnette in a new project dubbed Hudson; Gene Ween for a Led Zeppelin tribute show; Skerik and Lettuce’s Adam Deitch in a supergroup called DRKWV; and Joe […]

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    John Mayer Addresses Chris Robinson’s Criticisms In New Interview

    In a new interview with Rolling Stone, pop star turned Dead & Company guitarist John Mayer talked extensively about his presence within the Grateful Dead spinoff, including the sense of inclusion he’s found within the group as well as what the music means to him and how his perspectives on success have changed over the past ten years. Mayer also took the […]

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    Joe Russo’s Almost Dead Shares Soundboard Featuring Alecia Chakour From Sunshine Music Festival

    Joe Russo’s Almost Dead just released the 42nd installment of their weekly series, Taper Tuesdays, yesterday, publishing the soundboards from their performance at Sunshine Music Festival on January 15th, 2017 at Mizner Park Amphitheater in Boca Raton, Florida. Back in March, the Grateful Dead-inspired ensemble released a recording of their performance from the first day of the festival, which was held […]

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    Watch This Pro-Shot Video Of Spafford Tearing Up “Mind’s Unchained” At Summer Camp

    At the end of May, Summer Camp Music Festival kicked off the summer festival season in style with three days of near non-stop tunes. Ahead of Summer Camp’s official start, on Thursday night, the festival hosted a pre-party of epic proportions. One highlight of Thursday night’s festivities was Spafford, who shredded through their set and helped kick the […]

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    Gov’t Mule’s Island Exodus In Jamaica Reveals Lineup And Dates For Its 9th Year

    It’s been a big year for Gov’t Mule, with the jam act recently releasing their tenth studio album, Revolution Come…Revolution Go, earlier this month. Today, more good news for fans arrived with the announcement of the ninth installation of the band’s tropical destination festival, Island Exodus. Island Exodus 9 is returning to Runaway Bay, Jamaica next January, with […]

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    The Motet, Turkuaz, Aqueous, And Mungion To Play Free Chicago Street Festival This Sunday

    Proudly proclaiming itself as the “most eclectic lineup on Chicago’s Northside,” this weekend, Live On Lincoln 2017 will take over the 3200 block of N. Lincoln Avenue in Chicago. At only a suggested $10 donation for admission, Live On Lincoln’s inaugural year is set to be something special, with the street festival tapping a number of big […]

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  • Category: Reviews

    A Few Highlights From The 44th Annual Telluride Bluegrass Festival [Photos/Videos/Full Audio]

    Last weekend, bluegrass fans and musicians alike flocked to The 44th Annual Telluride Bluegrass Festival, the annual bluegrass gathering nestled in the San Juan Mountains of Colorado. The festival saw virtuosic super-pickers and all-star collaborations grace its stage, putting on masterful performances across its four days. With dozens of sets in one of the most scenic locales […]

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    Lettuce Announces Fall Tour Dates

    The funk masters Lettuce will be hitting the road this fall, with a string of recently announced dates across September. On September 8th, Lettuce will kick off their fall tour with a date at The Underground in Charlotte, North Carolina. From there, the group will wind across the East Coast with a series of headlining shows and festival performances, […]

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    The Southern Belles Announce Summer Tour Ahead Of The Release Of Their New Album

    The Southern Belles energetic blend of southern-style psychedelic rock and roll has earned them fans from coast to coast, with the quartet —composed of Adrian Ciucci (guitar/vocals), Tommy Booker (keys/vocals), Aaron Zarrow (drums/vocals) and Mikey Sellemi — regularly hitting the road and bringing their high-octane performances to eager audiences across the country. On August 5th, The […]

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    PREMIERE: DJ And Producer Maddy O’Neal Debuts Stunning Sophomore EP, ‘Parallels’

    It’s been a great year for Maddy O’Neal thus far. The Denver electronic producer and DJ has been building hype and making a name for herself since breaking out as a solo artist a little over a year ago. Her sound is effortless and fiercely creative, with her bass-driven and genre-blending tracks synthesizing tastes of hip-hop, rock […]

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