February 2017

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Preservation Hall Jazz Band to release new Album

Submitted by Preservation Hall on Thu, 02/23/2017 - 3:39 pm

Today, Preservation Hall Jazz Band announces the release of our their album, So It Is, featuring all-new original music, out April 21st! “So It Is” finds the classic PHJB sound invigorated by a number of fresh influences, not least among them our 2015 life-changing trip to Cuba.

Jake Xerxes Fussell New Album Soon

Submitted by philamonjaro on Thu, 02/23/2017 - 10:14 am

Keep an eye out for Jake Xerxes Fussell.  Sans once busking back in 2000, Jake made his Chicago debut in the city's favorite urban roadhouse; The Hideout. Considered a musical home for Robbie Fulks and Kelly Hogan, The Hideout is a local Alt. Country taste-maker and premiere venue of its size. So it is no surprise Jake had a full house of anticipating fans.

Manic Focus Announce New Album & Tour

Submitted by Manic Focus on Wed, 02/22/2017 - 5:37 pm

Electro-soul composer Manic Focus is happy to announce that his highly-anticipated fifth studio album, Minds Rising, will drop on Friday, April 21, 2017. The first single, “Stronger” featuring Jennifer Hartswick (Trey Anastasio Band), Late Night Radio & Adam Deitch (Lettuce/Break Science), premieres this Thursday, February 23 on SiriusXM’s JamOn Radio, and officially drops everywhere else Friday, February 24th.

Garcialive Volume 8: 11/23/91 | Review

Submitted by Dylan Muhlberg on Wed, 02/22/2017 - 4:04 pm

In the fall of 1991, the Jerry Garcia Band embarked on their extensive first Fall Tour since 1984. The previous year, the iconic guitarist and bandleader hadn’t taken his band off of the West Coast. The Warfield in San Francisco stood as their home turf. While 1990 and 1991 are both revered as phenomenal performance years for both the Grateful Dead and Garcia Band, they are shrouded in loss, with the untimely deaths of keyboardist/vocalist Brent Mydland and legendary promoter Bill Graham.