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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 …

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Electric Island 2018 Canada Day Edition

(Toronto, ON) – Toronto’s “Electric Island” is becoming the place to be during the Canada Day long weekend. With acts like the Martinez Brothers, Jackmaster and Billy Kenny taking the main stage, there are no doubt islanders will be bringing the house down for Canada’s 151st birthday. House and techno fans, this is not an event to miss! The island …

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Ever After Music Fest ’18

  (Kitchener, Ontario) – With Ever After celebrating its fourth year, it’s safe to say that this year has been the biggest one yet, in more ways than one. This year, the festival amassed around 40 000 people to the Bingemans event grounds in Kitchener, Ontario, many of whom came from Montreal, and abroad to witness what may have been …

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Brooklyn Comes Alive announces 2018 lineup with super-jams galore!

Brooklyn Comes Alive, the NYC-based super-jam festival, has announced their 2018 lineup complete with tribute parties, rare super-bands, and totally unique configurations with some of the jam world’s most acclaimed players. For tribute parties, the Purple Party will pay homage to Prince, while George Porter Jr. and Taz – only a few generations apart – will unite to honor the …

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Dead & Company soar at Citi Field Night 2

Photos via Dead & Company on Facebook  After delivering a stellar show on Friday night, Dead & Company returned to Citi Field for night 2, an evening that would see the band rely again squarely on classic Grateful Dead material. On an absolutely beautiful summer evening, the band jumped into it at 7:45pm with a heft first set. “Sugar Magnolia” …

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Dead & Company deliver the classics in stand-out fashion at Citi Field Night 1

Photos via Dead & Company on Facebook Summertime. Open-air concerts. Rock n Roll. Most specifically: the Grateful Dead. When ~35,000 people congregate together to sing folk songs designed to help you make sense of this world, all existential confusion ceases. When those people cheer for Jeff Chimenti’s raging organ solo, or John Mayer’s slow-building guitar peaks, you can transcend in …