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News by Chris Meyer

  • Category: Funk

    The Budos Band Will Go Big For Their New Year’s Celebration In Brooklyn

    Brooklyn’s instrumental powerhouse The Budos Band will host their own hometown New Year’s gigs with a double date of shows at the Knitting Factory on Saturday, December 30th, and Sunday, December 31st. Musically, The Budos Band draws its unique sound from an amalgamation of influences, such as Ethiopian afrobeat, soul, funk, psychedelic rock, and even some prog-metal […]

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  • Category: Funk

    James Brown Dance Party Is The Closest Thing To Partying With James Brown On NYE

    The Godfather of Soul, Mr. James Brown, also known as the “Hardest Working Man In Show Business,” left behind a legacy that will be remembered as long as there is music to play. Ever the perfectionist, James Brown led one of the tightest acts ever musically, with the likes of Clyde Stubblefield, Fred Wesley, Maceo […]

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  • Category: Jam

    The Werks, Papadosio, Aqueous And More To Raise The Bar At Winter Werk Out

    The Werks will throw their second annual Winter Werk Out on February 2nd and 3rd at Columbus, Ohio’s The Bluestone. While psychedelic jammers are best known for their annual summer Werk Out, the winter version of the festival gives the band an opportunity to get physical and flex their musical muscles. This year, the stacked lineup will see […]

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  • Category: News

    Members of The String Cheese Incident, Big Gigantic, & Brazilian Girls Announce New Project And 4-Night Run

    Members of Big Gigantic, Brazilian Girls, The String Cheese Incident, and more are coming together for a special collaboration project dubbed “Big Brazilian Cheese.” The group, made up of Aaron Johnston and Jesse Murphy of Brazilian Girls, along with The String Cheese Incident’s Michael Kang, Big Gigantic’s Dominic Lalli, and John Scofield Uberjam member Avi […]

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  • Category: News

    Papadosio To Ring In 2018 Proper With Zoogma, Push/Pull, & More

    It’s been a busy year for Papadosio, and the band’s 2017 will culminate with two final performances in Nashville, Tennessee, to ring in the New Year. The Asheville, North Carolina-based outfit will play Exit/In on Saturday, December 30th, with Doyle, followed by a proper New Year’s Eve celebration the next night at Marathon Music Works with Zoogma and Push/Pull. It has […]

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  • Category: Features

    Michael Jackson Released “Thriller” On This Day In 1982

    You don’t have to be born in the 80’s or earlier to know hits like “Thriller,” “Wanna Be Startin’ Something,” or “Billie Jean.” And if you don’t, it’s time to crawl out from under that rock you’ve been living under. On this day, back in 1982 (November 30th, to be exact) Michael Jackson released his […]

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  • Category: Features

    Remembering George Harrison On The Anniversary Of His Untimely Passing

    George Harrison might have been “the quiet Beatle,” but over the course of his career with The Fab Four, and later on in his solo career, the guitarist wrote a myriad of timeless hits that would boost his status as one of the most prolific rock stars of all time. As a 15-year old, the […]

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  • Category: Exclusives

    EXCLUSIVE: Brazilian Girls’ Aaron Johnston Talks New Collabs With SCI, Lettuce, & Big G Members

    Recently, Live For Live Music had the chance to speak with Brazilian Girls drummer Aaron Johnston, who has been keeping himself busy with a number of projects as of late. Johnston has been busy putting the final touches on a new Brazilian Girls record, producing an album for NYC-based soul-folk artist KJ Denhert, and putting […]

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  • Category: Cool Ish

    Getting To Know The Belly Up Aspen, The Premier Intimate Ski-Town Venue

    Aspen, Colorado is recognized around the world as being a mecca for skiers, snowboarders, and all types of outdoor enthusiasts. However, after the opening of the town’s 450-person venue Belly Up Aspen, the 7,000 person ski town also started to forge an identity as one of the most lauded tour destinations for some of the biggest […]

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  • Category: Audio

    The Beatles Released “The White Album” On This Day In 1968

    Almost fifty years have passed since The Beatles released their self-titled album, better known as the White Album on November 22nd, 1968. The recording sessions came after the Fab Four’s trip to Rishikesh, India, for a Transcendental Meditation retreat. While Ringo Starr left the trip early, due to not being able to stomach the food, both […]

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