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    Tongues Unknown’s Self-Titled New Album Is A Looped And Layered Psychedelic Dream [Stream]

    Tongues Unknown is the musical project of multi-instrumentalist Connor Grant. Born in Chicago but based out of Brooklyn, Grant previously gained critical attention as the percussionist for The Ghost of a Saber Tooth Tiger—the indie-rock band fronted by singer-songwriter Sean Lennon. Grant derived his moniker, Tongues Unknown, from a pamphlet handed to him by a self-described […]

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    Damian Marley R.O.A.R.s Back To Life, Welcomes Big Brother Stephen On New LP, “Stony Hill” [Stream]

    Stony Hill, the first new solo record from Jamaican hip hop/reggae artist Damian “Jr. Gong” Marley in 12 years, is a welcome return by the keenly observant youngest son of reggae revolutionary Bob Marley. The new project exudes a poignant mix of positive energy and brutal realism, with tracks that seem to hold a mirror up to both […]

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    Cage The Elephant Bravely Go ‘Unpeeled’ [Stream/Review]

    It’s been a big year for Cage The Elephant. This year, the group boasted a Grammy win, a well-received “Live And Unpeeled” tour earlier this year, and now, a new album, Unpeeled. Their winter tour served as a chance for the band to strip down and repurpose their songs, presenting more bare-bones remakings of some […]

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    The Southern Belles Add Layers Of Originality To Their Sound On ‘In The Middle Of The Night’

    The Southern Belles have crafted an enthralling album of songs that perfectly capture the spirit and flavor of seventies progressive rock while avoiding the pitfalls of derivation and imitation with their latest release, In the Middle of the Night. Leaping from style to style with smile-inducing confidence, The Southern Belles created a perfect playground for themselves […]

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    Santana And The Isley Brothers Show The Power Of Peace With New Collaborative Album

    The Isley Brothers and Carlos Santana effortlessly merge their sounds on their collaborative new album, Power Of Peace. This combination of a legendary vocal-based group and one of history’s most fiery guitar players is straight off any audiophile’s wishlist. While projects combining such long-standing musical forces sometimes fail due to issues with vision and ego, that is […]

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    Greensky Bluegrass Welcomes Marco Benevento For Waterwheel’s 20th In Coney Island [Videos]

    For the last off-night of Phish’s Baker’s Dozen run, friends and phamily gathered at Ford Amphitheater at Coney Island Boardwalk to celebrate The Waterwheel Foundation’s 20th anniversary. Brooklyn’s own Marco Benevento got the night started off with his currently-touring trio, bringing his punchy indie rock to the breezy Brooklyn boardwalk for a short but sweet 45 minute set. […]

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    Yonder’s New Album, ‘Love. Ain’t Love,’ Is Packed With Love, Actually [Review]

    On Love. Ain’t Love, Yonder Mountain String Band finds plenty of new twists on the way to making a stellar record. Their previous release, Black Sheep, served as an introduction to the newest members of the group and the energy their new band configuration brought to the group. With the niceties out of the way, […]

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    Revolutions Come And Revolutions Go, But Warren Haynes Is Here To Stay [Interview/Album Stream]

    It’s 2017, and people are angry. You can feel it on Gov’t Mule‘s tenth studio album, Revolution Come…Revolution Go, officially released today. Anger is a big part of today’s social climate, more so than at any point in recent memory. The lead-up to the 2016 election, during which most of the material on the album was written, saw candidates from polar opposite […]

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    Cycles Bring Listeners On “Vacation” In Debut Studio Album [Review]

    Cycles has wowed crowds across the country since their inception almost exactly two years ago to the date. The band formed in May 2015 when Patrick Harvey (guitar), Michael Wood (drums) and Tucker McClung (bass) decided their tasty basement jams were more than ready to rock the stage. After recording two EPs in the band’s […]

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    Bobby Deitch Band Releases ‘Grateful,’ Featuring Adam Deitch, George Porter Jr., Eric Krasno, And More

    With great anticipation, we have waited for the long-brewing Grateful, the debut album by Bobby Deitch Band. Bobby Deitch may be previously best known for fathering Lettuce drummer Adam Deitch, sitting in with the band on percussion, and inspiring the gluttonous funk of “Lett Bobby.” However, the elder Deitch is reintroducing himself to music fans the globe over with his new crew and […]

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