November 2017


Side Trips: Volume One out for Record Store Day

Submitted by Dylan Muhlberg on Thu, 11/23/2017 - 7:16 pm

Just in time for Record Store Day on November 22nd, a truly under-sung live masterpiece is to be re-released. Many fans know of Jerry Garcia & Howard Wales 1970 memorizing fusion studio album Hooteroll?, which was notable (aside from the inspired flowing free-jazz) as Garcia’s first studio recording outside of the Grateful Dead since the band’s inception. Indeed Garcia saw something remarkable about Wales playing.

Louder Than A Word Festival | Review

Submitted by Lisa Torem on Thu, 11/23/2017 - 8:06 am

“Words, that is all I have to take your heart away,” sang Manchester’s Bee Gees. Perhaps that heartfelt sentiment exemplifies the soul of the three-day, annual “Louder Than Words” Fest, once more housed inside the historical walls of the Principal Hotel, a former insurance company, with beguiling stained-glass windows and winding stairways.


Fest Forums | Santa Barbara, CA | Day Three

Submitted by L. Paul Mann on Wed, 11/22/2017 - 12:58 pm

On the third and final day of this year's Fest Forums in Santa Barbara a small army of celebrities turned up for the celebration. It was a full day of films, lectures, food, wine tasting, and great live music. The morning got off to a sleepy start as vendors began closing the exhibit hall and the early birds to the convention sipped coffee and ate fresh fruit and pastries.

Lockn' Festival to celebrate 5 years of Participation Row

Submitted by Big Hassle Media on Wed, 11/22/2017 - 10:37 am

A five-year old tradition of supporting local and national charities will be celebrated at Infiniti Downs on "Giving Tuesday," when the organizers of the LOCKN' festival will present checks totalling $37,210 to 17 non-profit organizations where were part of the festival's PARTICIPATION ROW social action village.

Starting back in 2013, LOCKN' created Participation Row by teaming up with a non-profit organization called