It’s a good time to be a live music fan, as some of our favorite bands are playing some of their best music in years. Luckily, Phases of the Moon Music & Art Festival, set to take place October 16th-18th at Ozark, AK’s Mulberry Mountain, has several of them on its lineup card.  One of the most solid lineups of the year, let’s take a look at some of the acts that should not be missed.

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1. STS9

Since bassist Alana Rocklin has come on board, one could argue that STS9 has made a huge leap forward after having a period of slight stagnation. Their recent Camp Bisco set was one of the highlights of the weekend, and as is the case over the years, their New Year’s run was pure magic. The group will be playing one of their highly touted “Axe the Cables” sets at Phases.

“New Dawn New Day, Move My Peeps” Denver NYE:

[via anthem21x]

2. The Disco Biscuits

While the group hasn’t done any solid touring for several years now, they have finally hit a happy medium of playing festival gigs and multi-night runs in various markets across the country. This way, everyone in the band is happy, allowing the group to play some of their best sets in recent memory. At this year’s Camp, the Disco Biscuits proved once again why they are one of the most innovative groups in the jam scene.

Camp Bisco 13 – 7/17/15 (Full Set):

[via Ticranium]

3. moe.

Celebrating their 25th anniversary, this jam band out of Buffalo has had a stellar 2015 thus far. The moe.down cancellation may have actually been a blessing in disguise, as the band has been able to just concentrate on music and play their hearts out. With their 2014 acclaimed release No Guts, No Glory, moe. has been kicking ass and taking names.

“Rebubula” Mountain Jam 2015:

[via Mountain Jam Festival]

4. Turkuaz

Every once in a while, a band comes along and you become an instant fan. Turkuaz is definitely one of those bands. Hailing from Brooklyn, NY, this outfit’s style of music can best be described as unabashed powerfunk. From beginning to end, their live show just doesn’t let up; they leave you dripping with sweat and blown away.

Turkuaz Announces New Album, ‘Digitonium’, With Huge Fall Tour Schedule

Full Set from The Social 3/24/2015:

[via The Sober Goat]

5. Leftover Salmon

Since fully returning to the road with Andy Thorn a few years back, Leftover Salmon has been on fire. With the recent addition of Little Feat keyboardist Bill Payne, they are taking no prisoners.

“Cajun Girl” & “Let’s Give a Party” NYE Chicago (2014):

[via Leftover Salmon]

6. ALO

One of the best party bands out there is gearing up for a new album release! If you leave one of their sets without a smile on your face, it’s you, not them.

ALO Announces First New Album Since 2012 And Tour Dates

“Maria > Plastic Bubble > Another Brick in the Wall” at Terrapin Crossroads:


7. Karl Denson’s Tiny Universe

With Denson recently taking on sax duties with the Rolling Stones (!!!) it seems the entire band has stepped up their game! With acclaimed drummer Alan Evans in the fold, KDTU is leaving jaws on the floor after every show. Their recent Vibes late-night set was downright nasty.

“When I Get Home” at Gathering of the Vibes (2015):

[via Meisteryeager]

8. The New Mastersounds

Coming your way from across the pond in Leeds, England, The New Mastersounds brand of soul-jazz is undeniably funky. If you haven’t seen them yet, do yourself a favor and make it to their set….just trust us on this one.

New Mastersounds Announce Fall Tour, Presented By L4LM, With New Album And Single

Live at The Joy Theatre – NOLA – 5/2/15:

[via Michael Weinbaum]

9. Warren Haynes and the Ashes & Dust Band

One of the most anticipated, and now celebrated, albums of the year, Warren Haynes’ Ashes & Dust is certainly what you might call a tour de force. With the newly-formed Ashes & Dust Band, expect to hear Haynes in a whole new light, bringing his powerful Southern flare to a series of fantastic folk-oriented compositions.

‘Ashes & Dust’ Is Warren Haynes Like You’ve Never Heard Him Before

Live at The McKittrick Hotel:

[via lastdeadream]

10. Pink Talking Fish

We can’t be any clearer when expressing our love for Eric Gould and company; their shows are very simply a great time. Who doesn’t like listening to well-played, jammed out covers of Pink Floyd, the Talking Heads, and Phish?

Live at Toad’s Place 3/19/15:

[via mk devo]


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