Interviews

02/13/16



Allie Kral Reflects On Life In Yonder Mountain String Band

Allie Kral's bursts of fiery fiddle fury and long, emotive notes have made her a bright light in the bluegrass and jam scenes for more than a decade. For the last year or so, Kral has been finding her way in her new musical home as a member of Yonder Mountain String Band.  Fresh off the Strings & Sol Mexican getaway festival and a star studded New Years Eve run, the band is already out on tour and rehearsing songs for their next album. We recently chatted with Ben Kaufmann about his tak [...]

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Melvin Seals On Faithfully Carrying The Torch Of Jerry Garcia

It's safe to say that, when you played in a band with Jerry Garcia for close to two decades, you probably learned a thing or two. Hammond B3 organ wizard Melvin Seals was one of the select few who had [...]

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19-Year-Old Marcus King Talks Family, Friends And The Future Of His Music [Interview]

Hailing from Greenville, SC, 19-year old Marcus King is one of the most talented up-and-coming musicians in any genre today. The re-release of his album Soul Insight on Warren Haynes' Evil Teen Reco [...]

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02/01/16



Chuck Jones From Dopapod Discusses New Project DIAMON, Coming To NY This Week

This Wednesday, DIAMON is coming to the Knitting Factory Brooklyn. This brand new, totally unique project from Dopapod bassist Chuck Jones features Eli Winderman (Dopapod), Danny Mayer (On [...]

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Yonder's Ben Kaufmann On Following The Music, Wherever It Takes Him

Yonder Mountain String Band's bassist Ben Kaufmann has been enjoying a sense of renewal and rebirth for the last year and a half, as new additions Jacob Jolliff and Allie Kral have changed the group's [...]

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The Rising Appalachia Phenomenon Keeps The Revolution Alive

It's hard to believe, but the soaring caravan of righteous troubadours that comprises a Rising Appalachia tour has finally pulled into the driveway, and turned off the engine. Home again home aga [...]

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Jans Ingber On Leaving The Motet And His Future In Music

Earlier this week, The Motet frontman Jans Ingber made the shocking announcement that he would be leaving the band following their two-night New Year's Eve run. A founding member and integral part [...]

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Dave Brock On Performing As Jim Morrison For 'Wild Child' Tribute To The Doors

Wild Child, the premiere Doors tribute band, will headline an upcoming Jim Morrison celebration at the Paramount in Huntington, NY on January 7th, at the Gramercy Theatre in New York, NY on Janua [...]

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Neal Casal Talks Circles Around the Sun, The Album That Grew From Fare Thee Well

Neal Casal may be best known for his role as guitarist in the Chris Robinson Brotherhood, but he gained some attention for leading the charge on the instrumental music that was played during the se [...]

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Famed NYC Gallery Will Host Dave Matthews Band 25th Anniversary Exhibit

2016 is a big year for Dave Matthews Band, as the group that was formed in 1991 cele ...


Axl Rose Says He Wants To Do More Shows With AC/DC

Now a few shows into their European tour, AC/DC has been getting on quite swimmingly ...


Jans Ingber's Funk Fellowship To Bring Expert Musicians To The Bay Area

Beloved singer Jans Ingber continues his Funk Foundation domination, as he's assemble ...


Aqueous Welcomes moe.'s Vinnie Amico For Shattering 'War Pigs' At Summer Camp Opener

The Summer Camp Music Festival kicked off in Chillicothe, IL last night, bringing som ...


Trey Anastasio Gives Update On New Music, Says He's Open For More Grateful Dead Gigs

After a brief teaser the other day, Rolling Stone has shared a major interview with P ...


Phish Debuts 'Simple' Out Of A Crazy 'Mike's Song' Jam, On This Day In 1994

There's something gratifying about going through the Phish archives and pulling out ...


Listen To The Red Hot Chili Peppers' Funky New Groove 'The Getaway'

Rock and rollers Red Hot Chili Peppers have their new album, The Getaway, due out ...


Pretty Lights Announces New Mini-Festival Dates With Tipper & More In Chicago

Pretty Lights has been rolling out announcements for his traveling summer PL Festiv ...


Dead & Company Shares Free Stream From Smokin' San Francisco Performance

Last Monday, May 23rd, Dead & Company performed a free show at the historic F ...


Watch Karl Denson Lend His Saxophone Grooves To Leftover Salmon

Last Tuesday May 24th, renowned vocalist, instrumentalist, and Tiny Universe bandle ...


Umphrey's McGee Tour Dates & Festival Appearance Leaked In Summer Camp Guide

If fans in the Midwest were worried about a lack of Umphrey's McGee dates - fear not, ...


L.A. Blues Guitarist Lou Pine Releases New Video For 'Where Did The Fun Go?'

Los Angeles-based Blues rocker Lou Pine has released a video for his latest single "W ...


Rebelution, Slightly Stoopid & More To Stream Live From Cali Roots Festival This Weekend

This weekend marks the exciting return of the California Roots Festival, hitting the ...


Jerry Garcia's 'Tiger' Guitar Visits Phil Lesh At Terrapin Crossroads

The saga of "Tiger" continues! Yesterday, we reported on Jerry Garcia's "Tiger" g ...


Jans Ingber Recruits Trey Anastasio Band, Snarky Puppy Members For Brooklyn Funk Fellowship

Jans Ingber is bringing his awesome new Funk Fellowship project to Brooklyn Bowl o ...


Disc Jam Reveals Artists At Large, New Super Jam, And Packed Daily Schedules

Disc Jam Music Festival is coming in hot with some major announcements! Scheduled for ...


Mountain Jam Announces Couch Tour Streaming Schedule Through Tourpedo

Live concert streaming platform, Tourpedo, is teaming up with Mountain Jam to provide ...


Dead & Company's Oteil Burbridge Talks About Playing Grateful Dead Music For The Rest Of His Life

Beloved bassist Oteil Burbridge has been a busy man of late. Fans could catch him all ...


Looking Back At 'The Freewheelin' Bob Dylan' On The Anniversary Of Its Release

Released on May 27th, 1963, The Freewheelin' Bob Dylan marked the second-ever release ...


Greensky Bluegrass Gets The Party Started On Summer Camp Fest's Opening Day [Watch]

Last night marked the opening of Summer Camp Music Festival, and fans eagerly flocked ...


Celebrating Levon Helm's Birthday With Classic Footage Of The Band's 'The Last Waltz'

One of the most iconic vocalists to ever grace the stage, Levon Helm was a driving f ...


Check Out This Real Flame-Throwing Guitar, Like Something Straight Out Of Mad Max

Tech giant Intel decided to go all out in their efforts to fire up viewers for the se ...


Remembering Miles Davis On His 90th Birthday

On May 26th, 1926, one of most iconic musicians of all time came into the world: Mil ...


Ten Reasons Why Buying Concert Tickets Is Money Well Spent

There are two types of concert-goers. There are the occasional ticket-buyers, who se ...


An Inside Look At Dead & Company's Smokin' Performance At The Fillmore [Gallery]

Just last week, the Grateful ensemble known as Dead & Company announced plans for ...


Gearing Up For Lettuce's Rage Rocks With Amazing Footage From Last Year's Show

In just a few short weeks, premiere funk group Lettuce will return to one of most sto ...


Remembering Sublime's Bradley Nowell On The 20th Anniversary Of His Passing

Forever tied to the sunny shores of California, the music of Sublime has inspired a g ...


Watch FlightWave's Smooth New Music Video For 'Beach City' [Premiere]

Detroit-based trio FlightWave impress us with their very unique sound, drawing on an ...


Celebrate Bob Dylan's 75th Birthday With His Best Moments & Tributes

Happy 75th Birthday Bob Dylan! Possibly the greatest poet to come out of the 60s, Dyl ...


Listen To A Classic Phish Show At Nectar's, On This Date In 1988

As Phish worked their way from a Vermont novelty to national sensations, one venue pl ...


Moon Hooch Pushes Sonic Boundaries On New Single, 'Booty House' [Premiere]

The beloved trio known as Moon Hooch began innocently enough, with three music studen ...


George Porter, Anders Osborne & More Boogaloo At NOLA Festival On The Bayou

For the eleventh straight year, the Bayou Boogaloo brought the people of New Orleans, ...


Candler Park Festival Boasts A Marvelous Array Of Music And Food Options To Delight Fans

Atlanta's Candler Park Music and Food Festival is right around corner and ready for a ...


Then And Now: Jauntee's Scott Ferber And Dopapod's Rob Compa Jam In 2006 & 2016

In the beginning of the spring, Dopapod hit the storied Bluebird Theater for a thr ...





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