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  • Category: News

    Relive Tedeschi Trucks Band & Trey Anastasio’s Collab At The Beacon [Pro-Shot Video/Audio]

    Tedeschi Trucks Band wrapped up their six-night run at the Beacon Theatre on Saturday night, marking their 27th performance at the New York City venue to date. Billed as another Evening With, fans were treated to two full sets of rock-and-roll originals and covers, plus a very special sit-in from the one-and-only Trey Anastasio. The Phish frontman helped the twelve-piece ensemble close out their […]

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    Phil Lesh’s 10/30 & 10/31 Shows With Nicki Bluhm, Robert Randolph, And More To Be Webcast

    Grateful Dead bassist Phil Lesh will be returning to the East Coast in the coming weeks, with a highly anticipated run from October 25th through October 31st. Today, it was announced that the final two shows of Lesh’s upcoming Halloween run will be webcast via nugs.tv—on October 30th, he will perform the Brooklyn Bowl, and on October 31st, […]

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    Jack White To Promote New Children’s Book With Rare Bookstore Appearances

    Back in May, White Stripes’ guitarist Jack White announced that he’d be releasing a children’s book later this year via Third Man Books. The book called We’re Going To Be Friends reimagines the White Stripes’ classic song of the same name off 2001’s White Blood Cells, following the innocent childhood friendship between the singer and a girl classmate named Suzy Lee. To create the […]

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    Jerry Garcia’s 2-Week Acoustic & Electric Broadway Residency Began, 30 Years Ago Today [Full Audio]

    On October 15th, 1987, Jerry Garcia kicked off a two-week Broadway residency at the Lunt-Fontanne Theater in Midtown, Manhattan, offering performances by both the Jerry Garcia Band and the Jerry Garcia Acoustic Band nightly. The Broadway residency fell during an important time in Garcia’s life, just as the Grateful Dead frontman and guitarist was truly recovering and returning to performance full-time following his life-threatening diabetic coma in the […]

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    Marcus King Band Makes Headlining Debut At Athens’ Georgia Theatre [Photo/Video]

    On Thursday, October 12th, Marcus King Band made its headlining debut at the Georgia Theatre in Athens, Georgia. Their packed performance at the Georgia venue comes on the heels of the band’s inaugural Marcus King Band Family Reunion, a two-day festival last weekend at Pisgah Brewing Co in Black Mountain, North Carolina. Despite the band’s marathon performances last weekend, the band […]

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    Joe Russo’s Almost Dead Ends Brooklyn Bowl Fall Ball With High-Octane Crowdpleasers [Videos]

    On Saturday night, Joe Russo’s Almost Dead returned to Brooklyn Bowl in Williamsburg, New York, for the sixth and final night of this year’s Fall Ball. Returning to the venue where the band was first conceived back in 2013 as a one-off project, watching Joe Russo’s Almost Dead last night on the final night of a sold-out six-night run […]

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    Watch Gregg Allman Perform Little Feat’s “Willin'” In New 360-Degree Video

    The loss of the legendary Gregg Allman shook the music community to its core back in May. In early September, Gregg Allman’s final album, Southern Blood, was posthumously released. The album—produced by manager and friend Michael Lehman and Grammy-winning producer Don Was—very clearly served as Allman’s final statement to fans, with the album coming after the Allman Brothers Band icon’s ongoing fight with liver cancer following […]

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    Jeff Chimenti Talks Upcoming Grateful Dead Musical In New Interview

    A new Grateful Dead musical titled Red Roses, Green Gold is coming to off-Broadway, with the shows first opening to the public on October 29th. The project has garnered attention from Deadheads, both for its subject matter but also for the show’s musical director, Jeff Chimenti, a longtime collaborator with members of the Grateful Dead with credits such as […]

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  • Category: Features

    Wild Palm Cockatoos Have Taught Themselves How To Drum To Pick Up Girls

    Percussion and rhythm are deeply rooted in the human psyche (and our biology), with even Charles Darwin noting humans’ innate joy in creating and dancing to rhythms. In a crazy first, it turns out that male palm cockatoos are the only other animals besides humans (that we know of) that create tools to tap out rhythms. Perhaps unsurprisingly, it […]

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    Jerry Garcia’s ‘Cats Under The Stars’ 40th-Anniversary Vinyl Re-Issue Released Today

    Jerry Garcia Band‘s classic album Cats Under The Stars is a beloved part of Jerry Garcia’s discography, containing Garcia/Robert Hunter masterpieces like “Rubin and Cherise,” “Cats Under The Stars,” and “Gomorrah”. This year also happens to coincide with both the 40th anniversary of the album’s creation in addition to Jerry Garcia’s 75th birthday year. As a special treat to commemorate these landmark anniversaries, the seminal album from the Grateful Dead guitarist […]

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