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News by Dave Melamed

My name is Dave and I write articles for Live For Live Music. When I’m not writing articles, I’m also selling discount tires from Tires-O-Matic on 38th St. If you need a discount tire, or a music article, I’m your guy.

  • Category: Features

    Watch Phish Perform With Neil Young & Willie Nelson At Farm Aid In 1998

    Though Phish has anything but a mainstream audience, the jam band continues to be one of the most successful touring acts in all of the music business today. With that success comes unique and exciting opportunities, like the chance to perform at the famed Farm Aid benefit… with its founders. That’s what happened on this […]

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    Remembering My Morning Jacket’s “What The World Needs Now” From Lockn’ 2016

    One of the true stand out sets from Lockn’ Festival was My Morning Jacket’s headlining performance, opening the eyes of many jam band fans to their true rock and roll power. Jim James and co. were in fine form throughout the night, playing hits from their catalog with a few choice surprises. Among those surprises was the live debut of Burt Bacharach’s  “What […]

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    Phish Plays “Reba” For The Very First Time, On This Day In 1989 [Listen]

    Just by reading this headline, some of you already have the whistling melody running through your head. However, the first-ever version of “Reba” played by Phish was a little different from how the song is played now, but still maintains the song’s nonsensical charm. 28 years ago, Phish brought out “Reba” for the first time while playing at The […]

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    Phish Announced Their Reunion On This Day In 2008

    At 3:30 in the morning on October 1st, 2008, Phish posted a short and sweet message to their fans. Phish returns to the stage for three concerts at the Hampton Coliseum in Hampton, Virginia on March 6, 7 and 8, 2009. A limited number of tickets are available directly through Phish Tickets’ online ticketing system at http://phish.portals.musictoday.com/ […]

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    Listen To Phish Debut A Cover Of Rolling Stones’ “Sweet Virginia” In NOLA, On This Day In 1999

    There’s no love lost when it comes to Phish and the classic Rolling Stones’ album Exile On Main Street. The band took the Stones album and made it their own during Halloween of 2009, but, one full decade earlier, fans got a taste of some classic rock when Phish decided to introduce “Sweet Virginia” into […]

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    Honoring The Beatles’ “Abbey Road,” Released On This Day In 1969

    Few albums will ever be as widely appreciated as the great Abbey Road, released by The Beatles on this day in 1969. From its iconic front cover to the sheer genius that exudes from every track, Abbey Road is a truly perfect creation, any way you look at it. For that, we have producer George Martin to thank. As many know, tension between […]

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    Phish Debuted “It’s Ice,” “Sparkle,” “Brother” & “All Things Reconsidered” On This Day In 1991

    There’s always something magical about a Phish tour opener. In the fall of 1991, the band played a run of 49 shows between September 25th and December 7th, hitting the road relentlessly as their fan base continued to develop. The first of these shows happened exactly 26 years ago today, as Phish hit the stage at the Colonial […]

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    Watch Phish Cover Neil Young, Take “Halley’s Comet” Deep On This Day In 2000

    One of the things we all love about Phish is their ability to surprise. That effect was in full force on this day in 2000, when the band took the stage at the Allstate Arena in Rosemont, Illinois. The Vermont four-piece opened the show with the debut of “Come On Baby, Let’s Go Downtown,” a […]

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    The Grateful Dead Played A 32-Minute “The Other One” On This Day In 1972

    1972 was a banner year for the Grateful Dead, as the band was at the peak of their ability to combine psychedelic jamming with legitimate and impressive songwriting. The shows they were playing throughout that whole year were truly remarkable, including the set from the Baltimore Civic Center on this day 45 years ago. The whole show rips from […]

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    Phil Lesh Makes His Sole Appearance With Phish, On This Day In 1999 [Watch]

    Passing the torch. It’s a phrase that circulates around the jam music scene when a member of an older, reputable band joins a younger, reputable band on stage. The term circulated when Phish’s Page McConnell sat in with Twiddle not too long ago. Naturally, the phrase also made its way around on this day 18 years ago, when Grateful Dead bassist Phil Lesh sat […]

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