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  • Category: Show Reviews

    Spafford Dazzles Crowd At Sold-Out Brooklyn Bowl Debut

    On Saturday night, Arizona’s own Spafford continued their rise through the ranks of the jam scene with a show at Brooklyn Bowl in front of a capacity crowd. The band was firing on all cylinders, delivering exciting and adventurous pieces of improvisation throughout the evening. The band was clearly excited to be performing at the East Coast […]

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  • Category: Show Reviews

    Turkuaz Dominates Denver With Powerfunk Performance [Photos]

    For Night 2 of their Colorado run, Turkuaz had the pleasure of playing for a rowdy Saturday night Denver audience in a packed Ogden Theater. Having rocked a sold-out show at Boulder’s Fox Theater the night before, the crowd had understandably high expectations and was ready to get down. Turkuaz Shines Bright At Sold-Out Boulder Throwdown […]

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  • Category: Show Reviews

    Turkuaz Shines Bright At Sold-Out Boulder Throwdown

    Brooklyn-based funksters Turkuaz made their return to Colorado on Friday night, and it sure was a treat. Following up on an opening performance with Lettuce at Red Rocks Amphitheater back in May, this time around Turkuaz got to shine as a headliner with two lively sets in front of a sold-out crowd at Boulder’s Fox […]

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  • Category: Features

    Life Is Beautiful Brings Over-The-Top Las Vegas Lifestyle To New Heights

    There’s something Stepford-esque about many modern-day mass-market music festivals. Take some marquee artists who have recently released new albums, cobble together a few legacy reunions, throw in a hefty helping of up-and-comers, sprinkle on a slew of art installations–and, of course, Spicy Pie–and voila! You have a money-making machine for the weekend. (Not that there’s […]

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  • Category: Album Reviews

    The Lil Smokies Blaze Through Bluegrass on Their New Album “Changing Shades”

    The Lil Smokies have crafted a captivating album of songs that keep the flavor fresh, comprising their out-of-this world string-skills and phenomenal songwriting with their latest release, Changing Shades. On their third studio album, the Montana-based quintet hop between their dynamic bluegrass roots with a punch of rock and hints of country heard in lead […]

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  • Category: Album Reviews

    EXCLUSIVE: Stream Snarky Puppy Guitarist Bob Lanzetti’s Debut Solo Album Ahead Of Its Release

    Tomorrow, September 28th, Bob Lanzetti, guitarist of three-time Grammy Award Winning jazz/funk collective Snarky Puppy, will officially release his debut solo album, Whose Feet Are These That Are Walking. The album’s core band is a quartet featuring Lanzetti on all guitars, Philip Sterk on pedal steel guitar, Matt Aronoff on bass, and Jordan Perlson on drums, […]

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  • Category: Features

    Gov’t Mule Welcomes Duane Betts, Jimmy Vivino, & More Allman Brothers Finale In LA

    For some odd reason, it took me until Tuesday night at the Wiltern Theater in Los Angeles to figure out what, exactly, the term “guitar music” means. And I have Gov’t Mule, led by the inimitable Warren Haynes, to thank for that revelation. I could go on and on about how Haynes, bassist Jorgen Carlsson, […]

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  • Category: Features

    Mike Gordon Brings “Trapezoidal Sunshine” To New Haven

    There is no doubt that Mike Gordon and his four confidants are feeling loose, and tour is fully on its way. The Phish bassist along with Scott Murawski (guitar), Robert Walter (keys), John Kimock (drums) and Craig Myers (percussion) brought the hump-day boogie to New Haven on Wednesday night, at College Street Music Hall. Following […]

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  • Category: Features

    Relive The Magic Of Brooklyn Comes Alive 2017 With This Set-By-Set Breakdown

    Over the weekend, the third annual Brooklyn Comes Alive took over three beloved venues in Williamsburg (Brooklyn Bowl, Music Hall of Williamsburg, and Schimanski), bringing with it a stacked lineup featuring once-in-a-lifetime collaborations, tribute sets, and all-star supergroups. Over one hundred artists were brought together to see their passion projects come to life, honor their […]

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  • Category: News

    Pilgrimage Festival Sees Fine Sets By Eddie Vedder, Ryan Adams, And More [Photos]

    Over the weekend, Pilgrimage Music & Arts Festival took over the park at Harlinsdale in the beautiful town of Franklin, Tennessee for two full days of non-stop music. Though the heat was formidable, the weather didn’t stop festival-goers, with both days of the festival selling out and many folks staking claim at the front of the festival’s […]

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