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Tedeschi Trucks Band continues to blow the Beacon Theatre away nightly

Photo credit:  Stuart Levine Photography Tedeschi Trucks Band delivered their penultimate Beacon Theatre residency show last night, with an astonishing display of rock ‘n’ soul, jazz, blues, and beyond. The massive band has fully settled into their role as Beacon-residency torch-bearers following the end of the Allman Brothers Band, and judging by the amount of Allman shirts in the audience …

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Greensky Bluegrass Announces New Album & Winter Tour

Greensky Bluegrass is wasting no time, and it appears that early 2019 will be huge for the string quintet. On January 18 they will release a brand new album entitled All For Money, following up 2016’s spectacular Shouted, Written Down & Quoted and 2014’s breaking If Sorrows Swim. On their journey to stretch the boundaries of progressive bluegrass (or string music, or whatever …

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14th Annual Freakout With Andy C, Rusko and Dirtyphonics + More

(Toronto) – The 14th Annual Freakout event is creeping closer, on Saturday, October 27th, 401 Mini-Indy GoKarts will open its doors to one of Toronto’s most bone-chilling Halloween parties. Presented by DESTINY Events, Embrace and Activate, Freakout 2018 will host a lineup that’ll send shivers down your spine including drum and bass legend Andy C, Leed’s dubstep ambassador Rusko, bass music collective …

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Brooklyn Comes Alive offers up incredible improvisations and all-star configurations in its fourth year!

Photos by Andrew Blackstein      In its fourth year, Brooklyn Comes Alive once again delivered on the promise of a once-in-a-lifetime program of live music’s best players. Housing players from the worlds of funk, soul, jam, jazz, indie, and beyond, the strip Williamsburg venues played host to an enthusiastic group of concert-goers that were bursting with excitement for the …

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Umphrey’s McGee playing The Capitol Theatre on Sunday October 14

The ol’ saying goes, “never miss a sunday show”, and a slightly newer variation of the adage says, “never miss an Umph show at The Cap.” Therefore it doesn’t take a mathematician to conclude that Umphrey’s McGee at The Capitol Theatre on Sunday October 14 is a must-go show. Historically speaking, Umphrey’s McGee slays it at The Capitol Theatre. It’s …

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Tedeschi Trucks Band prepares for 8th annual Beacon Theatre run!

Tedeschi Trucks Band are gearing up to settle into their 8th Beacon Theatre run. Six shows, four of which are weekend night double-set throw-downs, along with two weekday shows alongside openers Steve Earle and JJ Grey. These shows have become guest-laden highlights of the year for fans of the band. Last year saw Nels Cline and Trey Anastasio – among …

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Brooklyn Comes Alive announces 2018 schedule

Brooklyn Comes Alive has announced their 2018 schedule, and it’s shaped up to be quite the day to bop around Williamsburg. With 16 different sets that boast never-before-seen all-star configurations, the day starts early 3:30pm at Rough Trade with ‘Wokes With Jokes’, a stand-up comedy set about the jam scene that features Sirius XM’s Brett Siddell. From there, the music …

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SUMAC deliver stunning technical metal display at National Sawdust

National Sawdust doesn’t host a lot of heavy metal bands, but on Saturday local Brooklyn promoter AdHoc placed SUMAC in the unique performance space. The technical, sometimes perhaps improvisational, stylings of SUMAC actually worked spectacularly in the venue that most regularly hosts the likes of avant-garde, classical, and jazz. Over the course of 1 hour, SUMAC only played four songs, …

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Christian Scott brings his emotive quintet to Blue Note Jazz Club

Last year Christian Scott aTunde Adjuah released three albums, a collection entitled The Centennial Trilogy to honor the first 100 years of recorded jazz music. The albums mix hip-hop drums with jazz sensibility and an extremely strong, emotive compositional element. To put it bluntly: it’s some of the most exciting music being made. Amidst a three-night run at Greenwich Village’s famed Blue …

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Bob Weir and Wolf Bros (Don Was & Jay Lane) Announce US Tour!

There’s a new Grateful Dead project on the horizon as Bob Weir and Wolf Bros (featuring Weir, Don Was and Jay Lane) announced a fall tour around the United States of America. The dates kick off on October 16 and go through November 18, playing New York City, Los Angeles, Boston, Philadelphia, Nashville, Denver, and more along the way. The …

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Grateful Shred bring West Coast Dead Vibes to the East Coast

Grateful Shred brought their Dead tribute shows to the East Coast for the first time this past weekend, with a show at Garcia’s in Port Chester and two nights at Brooklyn Bowl serving as the NYC-area offering. We were able to catch the NYC shows, which utilized a live, three-person liquid light show to accommodate the bands psychedelic music. Night …

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CANADA DAY ON THE ISLAND

Carlos Gonzalez (photojournalist) 2018-07-14 Canadians all over southern Ontario were preparing for one hot and humid Canada Day, with temperatures reaching 43C/109F making Canada’s 151st birthday one of the hottest to date. Islanders gathered in Toronto at the Jack Layton Ferry Terminal and headed off to Hanlan’s Point where from the minute you stepped foot on the island you could …