Show Reviews

08/24/16



Elvis Tribute Artist Spectacular Takes Over Long Island

Headlined by Cody Ray Slaughter and Shawn Klush as Elvis, both the earlier and later versions of the King had the official stamp of approval of Graceland. The Million Dollar Quartet had nothing on this ensemble, which included Elvis' original drummer D.J. Fontana, and Estelle Brown of the original Sweet Inspirations. Estelle and Portia Griffin offered vocal backing fit for a king, while D.J. Fontana laid down a steady back-beat to anchor his throne. Brown is the veteran of over 1,000 concerts pe [...]

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YarmonyGrass 2016: A Weekend of Bluegrass on the Colorado River

Colorado sure loves its bluegrass festivals—RockyGrass, Winter Wondergrass, Telluride Bluegrass Festival—but none are quite as intimate or isolated as YarmonyGrass. Celebrating its 11th year this [...]

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Gov't Mule Breaks Out Neil Young & Jimi Hendrix Covers With Charlie Starr [Review/Gallery]

Last night, Gov’t Mule brought their Smokin’ Mule tour to CEFCU Center Stage, a beautiful riverside venue in Peoria, IL, on a gorgeous summer night. The one set show brought it all that has been h [...]

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08/21/16



Roots Rock Revival Brings Together All-Star Musicians For Four Day Music Retreat [A Gallery]

The fourth annual Roots Rock Revival ended last week, and was, without a doubt, the best yet. What started as a Music Masters Camp thrown by Allman Brothers members Butch Trucks and Oteil Burbridge i [...]

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ARISE Festival Rises Above The Animosity With Transformational Music

Sunrise Ranch outside of Loveland, Colorado is the first stop on the road to a better world. The first weekend of August for the last six years has brought people of all flavors to this beautiful litt [...]

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Backwoods Pondfest Scores A Perfect 10 In Tenth Anniversary Celebration

Backwoods Pondfest scored a perfect 10 this year with another treasured festival in the books. Twin Pond Campsite in Peru, NY had their fill of music, art and community on August 4th-6th.  Backwoods [...]

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Golden Gate Wingmen Offer Grateful Performance In Return To Washington DC

Golden Gate Wingmen returned to The Hamilton in Washington, DC last Monday, August 15th. While the grouping is still relatively new, these guys have a long track record. It consists of John Kadlecik, [...]

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The String Cheese Incident Welcomes Scott Sharrard At Scorching Summer Tour Closer

After a fun first night at the Kings Theatre, the String Cheese Incident returned to Brooklyn last night to complete their two-night run and their Summer tour to a close. The show was filled with t [...]

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Expanding Perspectives: Pretty Lights Begins Episodic Festival Tour [Full Video/Review/Gallery]

For Pretty Lights fans, the anticipation leading into this past weekend was extremely high. After months of ambiguous videos, hidden cassette tapes and other teasers from the team, the first of five P [...]

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Watch George Clinton & P-Funk Play 'Flash Light' With Thundercat On Bass

At a recent performance on KCRW, George Clinton & Parliament-Funkadelic just a ...


Carlos Santana, Herbie Hancock, Wayne Shorter & More Debut As Mega Nova Supergroup [Watch]

After months of anticipation, a super group years in the making descended on the Holl ...


Prophets Of Rage Are Live Streaming Their Show In Toronto Right Now [Watch Live]

Prophets of Rage are playing in Toronto tonight, and they are streaming the show usin ...


Prince's Paisley Park Complex To Be Turned Into A Museum

After a few months of nervousness, Prince fans can now breath easy, as The Purple One ...


Questlove Is Teaming Up With Pandora To Host A Radio Show

Questlove is one of the hardest working people in the music business. He’s the drum ...


Kitchen Dwellers Add Fall Tour Dates With A Stop In NYC

Montana-based bluegrass outfit Kitchen Dwellers have announced a fall tour that exten ...


Organ Freeman To Open For Reggie Watts In L.A.

A couple of weeks ago we introduced our readers to Organ Freeman, the funky L.A. trio ...


GRiZ Just Dropped A New Hit Featuring The London Souls' Tash Neal [Listen]

It's always a good day when GRiZ releases a new track. Less than two weeks after dro ...


Tweed Announces Electric Donuts Tour Ahead Of New EP Release

Philadelphia’s funktronica powerhouse Tweed has just announced a new round of dates ...


LOCKN' Festival To Provide Free Live Video Streams Through FANS.com

With many live music favorites heading to LOCKN' this weekend, fans have been eager ...


Railroad Earth Announce 'Horn O Plenty' Thanksgiving Weekend Run

Railroad Earth has announced a pair of Thanksgiving-weekend shows at Sherman Theat ...


Watch Gene And Dean Ween Perform 'Squelch The Weasel' As A Duo In Boston

Ween continued their run along the East Coast last night, hitting the House Of Blue ...


Gov't Mule Welcomes Charlie Starr For Jesus-Themed Encore With Tom Waits, ZZ Top Covers

Te Smokin' Mule tour made its way to the Brenton Skating Plaza in Des Moines, IA, re ...


SiriusXM Jam ON Announces Official Live Stream From LOCKN' Festival

With the famed LOCKN' Festival kicking off tomorrow, August 25th, fans everywhere h ...


Pretty Lights Announces Live Band Fall Tour Dates

Pretty Lights has been rocking it with his Live Band of late, and the jams will co ...


The String Cheese Incident Shares Playlist Of Top-Choice Live Cuts From Summer 2016

Beloved jam group The String Cheese Incident just wrapped up a major summer tour, as ...


Greensky Bluegrass Reveals Plans For Three-Night Colorado Run

It seems that Greensky Bluegrass has a lot of love for Colorado! The band just recent ...


Watch Joni Mitchell Perform A Full Concert With Jaco Pastorius, Pat Metheny, And Michael Brecker

Sometimes, a group of musicians come together to create something so beautiful, so po ...


Celebrating The 83rd Birthday Of Legendary Saxophonist Wayne Shorter

Today marks the 83rd birthday of the great Wayne Shorter. The jazz saxophonist has m ...


5 Life Hacks To Help You Survive A Multi-Day Festival In The Hot Sun

Festival season is almost over, but it's still the hottest time of year. Beyond the ...


Celebrate Jeff Tweedy's Birthday With Some Classic Wilco Footage

Jeff Tweedy celebrates his 49th birthday today. The singer-songwriter has truly push ...


Greensky Bluegrass, Railroad Earth & More Make Hoxeyville A True Hoedown On Lake Michigan

The cool breezes off Lake Michigan carried the sweet sounds of bluegrass and American ...


Listen To The Mantras' Rockin' Title Track From Upcoming Album 'Knot Suite' [Premiere]

On the 31st of August, The Mantras are set to defy sonic boundaries with their brand ...


Watch All Of Oteil Burbridge's On-Stage Footage From Dead & Company's Summer Tour

Over the past year, bassist Oteil Burbridge landed himself the role of a lifetime w ...


Watch Phish's Incredible Magnaball-Closing Second Set On This Day Last Year

Phish's Magnaball festival was quite the experience. For three beautiful days, fans ...


Listen To Thievery Corp, Almost Dead, Leftover Salmon & More From Hot August Fest [Full Audio/Gallery]

The annual Hot August Music Festival put on another successful day of music on Saturd ...


Watch The Who's Keith Moon Explode His Drums With Dynamite During Late Night TV Spot

Perhaps no individual embodies the wild side of rock and roll better than Keith Moon. ...


SeepeopleS Premiere Single 'Never Forget How To Run' From Upcoming 'LOVE' EP [Listen]

It's an exciting time to be a fan of SeepeopleS, as the indie rockers are set to rele ...


Then & Now: Celebrating Donna Jean Godchaux's 69th Birthday

Today marks the 69th birthday of singer Donna Jean Godchaux. The former Grateful Dea ...


Grateful Dead Collaborate With Carlos Santana, On This Day 29 Years Ago [Listen]

Though the Grateful Dead and Carlos Santana emerged from the same psychedelic San Fra ...


Phish Kicked Off Magnaball With A Monster Bathtub Gin, One Year Ago Today

Today marks the one year anniversary of the start of Magnaball, Phish's 10th major ...


Then & Now: Celebrating Robert Plant's Historic Career On His 68th Birthday

Led Zeppelin singer Robert Plant’s voice is one of the most powerful and distinctiv ...


The Congress Share Anthemic Rock And Roll Single 'New Amsterdam' [Premiere]

With the upcoming release of their sophomore album, The Game (due September 9, 2016 o ...


A Tribute To DMB's LeRoi Moore On The Anniversary Of His Untimely Death

LeRoi Moore was a giant amongst men. A virtuosic saxophone player, Moore held it down ...





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