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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 …

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Dead & Company kicks the week off with a BANG at SPAC on Monday

Pictures via The Daily Gazette Dead & Company are amidst their third annual Summer Tour, and the band are playing definitely playing the best they’ve played. It’s all gelling together as the band continues to debut songs, supplement each other’s strong suits, and gather thousands of Deadheads each step of the way. On Monday, June 11, the band settled into …

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Parquet Courts get ‘Wide Awake!’ in first of three NYC shows

 Photos by @joe_saturday on Instagram Words by Jordan Rapaport “What is music if not jazz?”, muses Parquet Courts co-frontman Austin Brown during a riff of stage banter. An oddly fitting question for a punk-leaning rock band who’s playful color palette allows them to decorate the sonic spectrum with the acuteness of a Pollock painting. For their NYC homecoming, the band …

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Suwannee Hulaween Lineup Announced! SCI, Jamiroquai, Tipper, Odesza, STS9 +more

The 2018 Suwannee Hulaween lineup is out, showcasing the talent that with soundtrack what has quickly become one of the most premiere festivals in the country. Known to many as the south’s Electric Forest, the roster of bands, DJ/producers, and rappers spans many genres and provides a little something for everyone. If you’re into rappers and electronic music producers, there’s …

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SunFest 2018 Photos

West Palm Beach, Florida is home to SunFest every year during the first weekend in May. The festival consists of 3 stages on the water for 4 days in the heart of downtown West Palm. We’ve attended over 6 years of SunFest and it always provides a weekend full of fun. Check out our photos from this year’s adventures. Full …

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Vijay Iyer Sextet Debut at Village Vanguard

Photo credit – Lynne Harty Accomplished pianist and musical trailblazer Vijay Iyer sets up shop at the storied Village Vanguard this week, continuing to celebrate the release of his Sextet album Far From Over. Charged by intense composition with a relentlessly progressive ideology, the music on that album translates wonderfully into the live setting, particularly at the incredible Greenwich Village jazz …

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Leftover Salmon celebrate ‘Something Higher’ at intimate NYC release show

Leftover Salmon’s new album Something Higher is yet another experimental step for the Colorado jamgrass outfit. Never a band to settle on any one particular sound, Vince Herman, Drew Emmitt and company created a democratic project that offers a chance for each band member to sing a tune and offer their different seasoning to the musical gumbo. During a very intimate show …

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NEW VIDEO: DOMINICAN HOLIDAZE AFTERMOVIE

We had the pleasure of capturing Dominican Holidaze last year with some of our favorite bands in a tropical paradise. Umphrey’s McGee, Disco Biscuits, STS9, Lotus, Griz, and more got together for a long weekend in the Dominican Republic at the beautiful Breathless resort. It’s really a unique experience when you get to hang out with your favorite artist by …

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Gov’t Mule Films for Live Release at the Capitol Theatre [Review, Setlist]

image via “It’s going to be a long night,” Warren Haynes claimed at different points throughout the night during Gov’t Mule’s Saturday night sold-out show at the Capitol Theatre. With a video camera crane parked a few yards to his right, the incredibly accomplished singer-songwriter-guitar-shredder wowed the capacity crowd with his charisma and chops alike. For the second of two …

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Sting Performs Songs Inspired by his Childhood at the Metropolitan Museum of Art

Sting brings a string of solo-acoustic shows to the Metropolitan Museum of Art this week, performing songs inspired by his childhood and thematically congruent with the current “Thomas Cole’s Journey: Atlantic Crossings” exhibit. Against a backdrop that projected Cole’s paintings, Sting took turns between telling stories and singing songs that were inspired by his humble beginnings in the ship town of …