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  • Category: Album Reviews

    PREMIERE: Pimps Of Joytime Tell New Tales On “Third World Chronicles” Album [Stream]

    Somewhere on the frontier between funk and soul, Brooklyn’s own Pimps Of Joytime are out there, fighting to bring their horn and hook laden dance music to the people. On their latest release, Third World Chronicles, the Pimps show how remarkably far they have come in their pursuit of the perfect groove. Having distilled their […]

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  • Category: Features

    Funk Fest Punta Gorda Offers Sunny Skies And Smoking Jams

    Florida’s Funk Fest Punta Gorda was the perfect place to get the festival season off to as early a start as possible. Promoters mixed national acts like Dumpstaphunk, The Motet, Tim Reynolds and perennial festival faves Here Come The Mummies with regional talent like The Fritz, Big Sam’s Funky Nation, Voodoo Visionary and more to […]

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  • Category: News

    The Motet Get Down And Dirty At Funk Fest Punta Gorda [Watch]

    The Motet closed out day one of the Funk Fest Punta Gorda last night in fine style with a set of deep grooves and crowd-pleasing jams. You couldn’t have asked for a nicer day for a fest, as warm winds blew in off the ocean, the audience was overjoyed to get the outdoor festival season started. Live For Live […]

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  • Category: Features

    Lettuce’s Eric “Benny” Bloom Talks Fool’s Paradise, Raging At Red Rocks, Jazz Fest & More

    The future couldn’t be much brighter for Lettuce’s trumpet player extraordinaire, Eric “Benny” Bloom. As a member of Lettuce, he is seeing sell out crowds coast to coast while helping host the band’s second annual Fool’s Paradise event from March 31st – April 1st in St. Augustine, FL (more info here). He and his Shady Horns […]

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  • Category: Album Reviews

    Great American Taxi Whisk Listeners Away With “Dr. Feelgood’s Traveling Medicine Show”

    Great American Taxi transports listeners to the musical intersection of jam band, blues, rock and Americana on their new album, Dr. Feelgood’s Traveling Medicine Show. While it is said that “laughter is the best medicine,” good music is surely comes in a close second. For their latest release, Great American Taxi continue to show that, […]

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  • Category: Album Reviews

    Thievery Corporation Worship At The Dub Altar On New Release, “The Temple Of I & I”

    Thievery Corporation live up to their name perfectly, on their latest release, The Temple of I & I. Rob Garza and Eric Hilton function as the CEOs of this beloved musical corporation that takes from the finest of sources and makes sonic gold for the masses. On The Temple of I & I, they set […]

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  • Category: Features

    Donna The Buffalo Invite The Herd “All Aboard” In New Interview

    After nearly 3o years, Donna The Buffalo has seen an entire generation of fans grow up dancing to their music. Their mix of rock and roll, bluegrass and Americana has won them a nationwide fanbase of devoted followers, affectionately known as The Herd. Those same fans recently showed how quick they are to circle the […]

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  • Category: Reviews

    moe. Closes Tour With A Sweet Performance At The SweetWater Brewing Company’s 20th Birthday Bash

    moe. brought their winter tour to an end with a sunny outdoor show that doubled as the SweetWater Brewing Company‘s 20th birthday bash. The brewery opened their gates to welcome well wishers and music fans alike for a day of cold beer and hot tunes. The five guys named moe. rolled into Atlanta, GA, eager […]

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  • Category: Album Reviews

    Mike Casey Roars On Exciting Live Release “The Sound Of Surprise”

    Simply put, Mike Casey‘s recently released live album, The Sound Of Surprise, is a perfect example of passion for the form meeting the ability to express oneself through their instrument. Jazz is about expression more than perfection. Musical rules and conventions are painstaking learned so that they can be broken in as many ways as […]

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  • Category: Reviews

    moe. Forges A Bass-Heavy Performance At Birmingham’s Iron City

    Jam band heavyweights moe. forged new fans, delighted some of their oldest and dearest followers and delivered an instant classic show at Birmingham, Alabama’s Iron City. Wildly exuberant fans danced maniacally as swirling lights and epic jams lured them out past the warning signs of sanity during a two set scorcher. Though some fans began […]

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