May 2015

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To the delight of Bay Area and Northern California bluegrass lovers, mandolin guru David Grisman is fronting the Dawg Day Afternoon Bluegrass Festival at Green Music Center at Sonoma State University.

There’s more to country than heartbreak and hillbillies. Experience the depth and breadth of this American art form when the Green Music Center hosts “Dawg Day Afternoon Bluegrass Festival” with Sonoma favorite The David Grisman Sextet, The Del McCoury Band, and dobro master Jerry Douglas presents the Earls of Leicester.

Flying Dog Brewery today announces its partnership with the All Good Music Festival and Camp Out – July 9-11 in Summit Point, West Virginia – where the brewery is developing a new beer exclusively for the event. The festival-themed ‘All Good Ale’ promises to be perfect for the heat of summer with refreshing passion fruit and crisp hop notes.

In a recent conversation we had, guitarist Leo Nocentelli laid down why music from New Orleans was so distinct.

“There are only a few cities that have a reputation of having a sound… [New Orleans] is a unique city that has it’s own identity. When a New Orleans record hits the radio you know where it’s from. Being identified as an individual rather than sounding like anybody.”

Turbo Suit (formerly Cosby Sweater) has launched a summer music series called “Singles Night”, which will feed fans fresh new remixes every two weeks while they hit the festival circuit starting with Summer Camp over Memorial Day weekend. The first track is a remix of French Kiwi Juice’s “Instant Need” that is perfect for electronic funk fans. It is available now for free on their website.
 

Los-Angeles based, Boston-bred folk-punk troubadour Bryan McPherson is set to release his third album, the dynamic Wedgewood via O.F.D. Records on June 10th.  Fresh on the heels of a 24-date European tour, he kicks off the U.S. headlining leg on June 11th in Portland, Maine.  Wedgewood is available for presale at http://bit.ly/1KoS9SC.