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    Celebrating The Late Phife Dawg’s Life With Live Performances From A Tribe Called Quest’s Heyday

    A year ago today, hip-hip legend Phife Dawg passed away at the age of 45. Phife (born Malik Izaak Taylor) died on March 22th due to complications resulting from diabetes, making him one of an unreasonably long list of incredible artists to leave the world during 2016. Phife Dawg co-founded universally renowned hip-hop crew A Tribe Called Quest with MC/producer Q-Tip, DJ Ali Shaheed […]

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    Natalie Cressman Discusses Her Influences Behind The Traces EP, What It’s Like To Be A Girl In A Boys Club

    Singer/Songwriter/Tromobonist Natalie Cressman is certainly well-known within our scene as a long-standing member of the Trey Anastasio Band, but her solo resume is extremely impressive unto itself. She recently released a new five-song album titled The Traces EP, which we’re preparing to celebrate on Friday, March 24th, at New York City’s American Beauty (purchase tickets here). Cressman’s album […]

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    Wilco Brings Schmilco To The Beacon For Night Three Of Four [Photos]

    Wilco, currently on their Schmilco World Tour, played their third of four nights at the Beacon Theatre on Tuesday night in New York City with support from Jake Xerxes Fussell. Sprinkling in new tunes from their 2016 Schmilco release, the Chicago-based rock band also included some of the career-spanning favorites, like “Jesus, etc.” “Heavy Metal Drummer,” “California Stars,” and more in their […]

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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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    Naughty Professor Discusses Bringing The Taste Of New Orleans To NYC For Upcoming Gig

    New Orleans-based future funk act Naughty Professor is heading to New York City on Thursday, March 23rd at American Beauty – with special guest vocalist Cole DeGenova (purchase tickets here). With a frontline horn section, and a jazz-inspired, funk-formulating rhythm section, anything is possible with these guys. With the release of 2016’s In The Flesh, the group catapulted into […]

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    Oteil Burbridge Opens Up About Playing With Joe Russo’s Almost Dead Ahead of Fool’s Paradise

    Over this past weekend, Joe Russo’s Almost Dead played three nights at the Brooklyn Bowl in NYC with Oteil Burbridge. Burbridge was there to sub for the band’s bassist Dave Dreiwitz, who was playing with Ween in Chicago. While the Dead & Company bassist is certainly well-versed in the Grateful Dead repertoire, the style and character of […]

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    The Revivalists Honor Chuck Berry, Cover AC/DC With A Bagpiper In Chicago [Photos/Videos]

    The Revivalists made their way to the Concord Music Hall this Saturday night. With Chicago being one of the band’s home-away-from-homes, the New Orleans-based septet threw down extra hard for another sold-out crowd. When The Revivalists open with “Bulletproof,” good things happen. It’s refreshing to see a band on the rise that still incorporates plenty of […]

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  • Category: Exclusives

    PREMIERE: Swift Technique Defines Contemporary Funk With “Lucky Bump” Music Video

    Swift Technique, Philadelphia’s fiery funk extravaganza, is sprinting into their ninth year of existence at full speed! Their unique blend of funk, soul, rock, hip-hop and relentless showmanship has propelled the group into their most successful period to date. Featuring the powerhouse vocal tandem of Chelsea ViaCava and Nik Greeley, the band is releasing two […]

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    moe., Railroad Earth, Infamous Stringdusters And More Highlight Impressive 4 Peaks Music Festival Lineup

    The 10th annual edition of homegrown event 4 Peaks Music Festival is set to return to Central Oregon, taking up residence at its new location, Stevenson Ranch, from June 15th – 18th. This year’s 4 Peaks Festival will include performances by nationally touring acts like moe., Railroad Earth, The Infamous Stringdusters, Karl Denson’s Tiny Universe, Sierra Hull, Liz Vice, and so many more. What […]

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    Legendary Artists, World Leaders, And More Pay Their Respects To Chuck Berry

    Yesterday, the world said goodbye to Chuck Berry, the iconic singer, songwriter, and guitarist universally acknowledged as one of the forefathers rock and roll music. From the way he played the electric guitar, to the way he performed live, to the youth-oriented, rebellious attitude of both his work and his overall persona helped lay the groundwork for […]

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