Album Reviews

06/27/16



Neil Young Blends Live Performances, Animal Noises, Choirs & More On New 'EARTH' Album

It's staggering to realize that Neil Young has been making music for close to two complete generations now, and even more so when you take into account that the quality of his work has been so consistently impressive. In the fifty years that have passed since helping found Buffalo Springfield, he has managed to already be inducted into the Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame twice. Young has served as a rabble-rouser, fighting for the common man, for sanity, for peace and for the opportunity to speak to [...]

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Sam Bush Shares Tall Bluegrass Tales On New Album, 'Storyman'

With the incredible life Sam Bush has lived, an album with the tantalizing title Storyman gives fans a reason to get excited. A bluegrass fan from the earliest ages, the young Bush honed his virtuoso [...]

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The Avett Brothers Find Inspiration In Sorrow On New Album, 'True Sadness'

For their ninth album, True Sadness, brothers Seth and Scott Avett have brought in legendary producer Rick Rubin to help shape their trademark mixture of emotional openness and cathartic release. Fro [...]

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06/22/16



Royal Jelly Jive 'Stand Up' On Their Newest Release And Groove Into The Future

Royal Jelly Jive have forged a unique and entrancing sound that draws upon musical elements from across modern music history to create their newest release, Stand Up. With everything from slow jazz, r [...]

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Mungion Showcases Tight Jamming On Ambitious Debut Album, 'Scary Blankets' [Listen]

Chicago-based jam outfit Mungion (pronounced Mung-Yin) has been turning heads since bursting onto the scene in the spring of last year. With excitement building from their exploratory live outings, M [...]

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Red Hot Chili Peppers Deliver A Heavy Dose Of Nostalgia On 'The Getaway'

What do you do when you invent your own genre of music? Do you stick to your guns and continue with the same formula? Or do you keep adding to it, helping it to evolve into something familiar, yet new [...]

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Bruce Hornsby Welcomes Justin Vernon, Mavis Staples On New Album Release [Review]

In his thirty year career, it's safe to say Bruce Hornsby has seen it all. From chart success with his band The Noisemakers on his first record as well as his latest release, Rehab Reunion, his member [...]

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Bassnectar Goes Downtempo For New 'Unlmited' Album [Review/Stream]

Bass god Lorin Ashton, aka Bassnectar, has done it again with his twelfth studio release Unlimited. Just as his label Amorphous Music suggests, this album is truly unclassifiable, yet it is undeniable [...]

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Moon Hooch Mixes Funk, Jazz, Dance And More On New 'Red Sky' Album

From NYC subway busking phenoms to headlining national touring artist, its been a meteoric rise for Brooklyn's dynamic Moon Hooch, who returns today with their most adventurous album to date, Red Sky [...]

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Crosseyed And Mannless: Phish Debuts Three In Philly Finale

Phish brought their jamming wares back to The Mann Center For The Performing Arts  ...


SunSquabi Shares New, Colorado-Themed Video For GRiZ Collaboration, 'Odyssey'

Three-piece jamming rockers SunSquabi continue to climb in popularity, bringing a uni ...


LCD Soundsystem Announces Tropical Destination Event With Awesome Lineup

With LCD Soundsystem back in action, it only makes sense that the beloved electronica ...


Aaron Neville Shares New Single Feat. Eric Krasno, Shmeeans, Deitch, And More [Listen]

Born in New Orleans, Aaron Neville and his family are of the most influential NOLA mu ...


Levon Helm Studios To Host 'The Last Waltz' 40th Anniversary Celebration

2016 marks the 40th anniversary of The Band's legendary guest-filled final show, dub ...


Holy Ship! Releases Two Weekends Of Heavy EDM Lineups Featuring GRiZ, Big G, Claude Vonstroke, and more

For the second year in a row, Holy Ship! will embark aboard the high seas for two co ...


The String Cheese Incident Shares Feel-Good Summer Single, 'Get Tight'

Beloved jammers The String Cheese Incident continue to share new material from their ...


The Soul Rebels Cover Vulfpeck With NOLA Style 'Funky Duck' [Watch]

The Soul Rebels brought the funky repertoire of Vulfpeck to New Orleans, delivering ...


Hangtown Music Festival Announces Impressive Initial Lineup

With an impressive lineup spanning the various sub-genres of the jam scene, the Hangt ...


Apple Receives Patent On Technology That Will Block People From Taking Video At Concerts

The days of watching a concert through your phone may soon be over, if Apple has thei ...


The Shortest Track On Tool's New Album Will Be Twelve Minutes Long

It's been ten long years since Tool has officially released any new music, though a n ...


Dead & Company Will Live Stream Their Two-Night Run In Colorado

Can't make it to Boulder, CO for this weekend's Dead & Company shows at Folsom ...


Widespread Panic's John Bell & Sunny Ortiz Played An Acoustic Studio Set For Public Radio [Watch]

Just last week, Widespread Panic hit the Starlight Amphitheatre in Kansas City, MO. S ...


Trent Reznor Releases New Song For NASA That Samples Jupiter

Trent Reznor hasn't released any new music in quite some time. After writing the scor ...


Dave Matthews Treats Fans To Tour Debut Of 'Recently' Last Night [Full Audio]

Dave Matthews Band continued their 25th anniversary summer tour last night, spending ...


Watch Rob Wasserman, Les Claypool & Jay Lane Let Loose In This Great 1994 Footage

Yesterday, the world lost an incredible musician, as bassist Rob Wasserman lost his ...


Paul Simon Is Considering Retirement After This Summer's Tour

Paul Simon has been a singer/songwriter for over 50 years, writing songs like "The S ...


Leftover Salmon Welcomes Local Musicians For Jammin' Studio Session [Watch/Premiere]

Somewhere in the midst of cajun, bluegrass and jam music comes Leftover Salmon, bring ...


Listen To Phish's Debuts Of 'Moma,' 'Roggae' & 'Brian and Robert' On This Day In 1998

Much like this summer, Phish had taken some time to prepare new material ahead of t ...


Celebrate Stanley Clarke's Birthday By Watching Him Funk Out With Stewart Copeland

Few bassists have the technique and tone as Stanley Clarke. For the last 50 years, C ...


In-Depth With Fruition's Jay Cobb Anderson On Music, Labor Of Love, And Life On The Road

Jay Cobb Anderson and his Fruition bandmates have seen their musical stock go through ...


Ten 'Friends' That We'd Love To See Join Phil Lesh At LOCKN'

Yesterday's surprise, under the radar announcement of two nights of Phil Lesh & ...


The Grateful Dead Core Four Reunited At Santa Clara With Anastasio, Hornsby & Chimenti, One Year Ago Today

Last year was a true celebration of all things Grateful Dead, as the storied jam ban ...


Remembering The Who's John Entwistle On The Anniversary Of His Death

Some called him "The Ox." Some called him "Thunderfingers." No list of the best bassi ...


Umphrey's McGee And The Disco Biscuits Kick Off D.U.M.B. Tour On This Day In 2007

Beloved groups Umphrey's McGee and The Disco Biscuits have been staples of the jam sc ...


Watch David Grisman Deliver A Musical History Of Bluegrass

David Grisman, perhaps better known by the nickname "Dawg" given him by the late Jerr ...


String Cheese Incident, STS9, & More Illuminate Electric Forest On Night Two [A Gallery]

On the first full day of music at Electric Forest, the melting pot of electronic, jam ...


Electric Forest Kicks Off With Sets From The Disco Biscuits, Kamasi Washington, & More [A Gallery]

The first 1/2 day of Electric Forest was a great success! The Rothbury, Michigan weat ...


By The Light Of A Morningstar: An Action Day At Purple Hatter's Ball

The Polish Ambassador's non-profit organization ActionDays.us organized a community a ...


Celebrate Robert Hunter's 75th Birthday With Some Of His Greatest Lyrics

The Grateful Dead's lyrics represent some of the most beautiful, heartfelt, evocativ ...


Nashville's Forlorn Strangers Release Foot-Stompin' Single From Upcoming Debut Album [Premiere]

Nashville roots quintet Forlorn Strangers are set to release their self-titled studi ...


SCI's Michael Kang Talks Ghoul Train's Return, Gregg Allman, Acoustic Shows & More

Just last week, we had the opportunity to sit down with The String Cheese Incident's ...


The Purple Hatter's Ball Honors The Fallen And Raises Hopes For The Future [Review/Gallery]

The Spirit Of The Suwannee Music Park hosts over a dozen concerts and music festivals ...


Listen To The Grateful Dead Play In Central Park, On This Day In 1969

On June 22, 1969, The Grateful Dead played a show at New York City's iconic Central ...





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