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  • Category: News

    Rising Appalachia Merge Social Activism And World Music In Northern California

    The ever-evolving sounds of Rising Appalachia represent a rallying cry for social, environmental, and economic justice with their blend of world music expression and passion to resist. Led by sisters Chloe Smith and Leah Song, Rising Appalachia weaves an afghan of musical color and cultural traditions, while also seeking to uplift the consciousness of their fans. The band prides itself on promoting awareness and action about the many issues of […]

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  • Category: Features

    Members Of The Motet, TAB, & More Tribute Jamiroquai At Brooklyn Comes Alive [Audio/Videos]

    In one of the most highly anticipated and well-attended performances of Brooklyn Comes Alive 2017, members of The Motet assembled a handful of funky friends for a fantastic tribute to Jamiroquai on Sunday evening at the Music Hall of Williamsburg. With longtime aficionados Joey Porter (keyboards) and Dave Watts (drums) at the helm, the group […]

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    Roosevelt Collier & Snarky Puppy Members Set To “Get Down” At Brooklyn Comes Alive

    Pedal steel maven Roosevelt Collier will bring his ever-evolving Get Down back to Brooklyn Comes Alive this year. Making his proverbial bones in the Southeast region of the US, the man they call “The Doctor” is a legendary figure in Bear Creek and Wanee history, known to some as the Minister of the Suwannee River. Promoters across the country […]

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    PREEMO PRIMER: DJ Premier & The Badder Band Will Bring Hip Hop Heritage To Brooklyn Comes Alive

    Legendary hip hop producer DJ Premier has crafted a timeless catalog that stretches across the genre. A trendsetter with an easily discernible sound, his patented brand of hard-knock drums and syncopated stab-n-scratches have been steadily coming correct for the better part of three decades. Known best as one-half of Gang Starr the seminal duo with the late emcee Guru, Premier’s body of […]

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  • Category: Reviews

    A Diary in ‘Totality’: The Best Of The Blessed At Oregon Eclipse

    Global Eclipse Gathering made good on its promise of a once-in-a-lifetime celebration, serving as a tribal alliance of visionary festivals from across our wondrous planet. From August 17th through 23rd, on the majestic Big Summit Prairie in Ochoco National Forest, a dozen renowned international music and art festivals congregated to take in a total solar […]

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    EXCLUSIVE: Turkuaz’s Michelangelo Carubba Dishes On His Upcoming All-Star Birthday Bash

    Michelangelo Carubba is a renaissance man. Powering the engine inside Turkuaz’s kaleidoscope of groove, the drummer is the beating heart of funk personified. Turkuaz recently came up for air amid a summer tour de force, but alas, no rest for the wicked. On the heels of the band’s fiery Phish-aftershow, Carruba wants back in the ring. The venerable rhythm runner, who recently turned […]

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  • Category: Exclusives

    PREMIERE: Dimond Saints Share Kendrick Lamar “DNA” Remix And Live Music Video [FREE Download]

    2017 is only half-over, yet it’s already been monumental for Oakland’s future muzik merchants, Dimond Saints. an-ten-nae and Releece—the two artists behind Dimond Saints—released their long-awaited, critically acclaimed LP, Prism in the Dark, in January, then followed it up with a haunting companion EP, Shadows, in the spring. After unveiling tons of new material at Raindance’s annual Chinese New Year in San Francisco, the duo has ridden […]

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  • Category: Exclusives

    PREMIERE: KDTU’s Chris Littlefield Debuts New Single, “Settle Down,” From Side Project Klozd Sirkut

    Klozd Sirkut shows a deep love of the groove, offering an inspired and refreshing take on funk and electronic music. Led by longtime Karl Denson’s Tiny Universe trumpet maven Chris Littlefield, the Seattle-based electro-funk quartet is taking off to untold galaxies, earning new fans constantly with their relentless dancefloor escapades. Along with Littlefield, the band includes the extremely inventive […]

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  • Category: Exclusives

    EXCLUSIVE: Shira Elias Talks Turkuaz’s Evolution, Their Unreal Bonnaroo Set, Funk Of Ages, And More

    If you’ve ever had the pleasure to experience the exhilarating thrill of a Turkuaz live show, no doubt you have noticed a brunette vocalist radiating in her canary couture. That boisterous voice and captivating stage presence belong to one Shira Elias, who along with co-conspirator Sammi Garett, make up Turkuaz’s dynamic, dazzling vocal duo. In wild anticipation […]

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    Ithaca Reggae Festival To Tap John Brown’s Body And More For First Annual Water Protection Celebration

    Get ready for a day chock full of all things positive, bringing celebration, awareness, education, community, music, yoga and more in Ithaca, New York! The Friends of Cayuga Lake are presenting the very first annual Ithaca Reggae Fest, and it’s happening Saturday, June 24th, 2017.  Rooting from the strongly held truth that “Water is Life,” Ithaca Reggae […]

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