Art and Music Festival The Mad Tea Party Jam, presented by Appalachian Jamwich, announces the second wave of its musical lineup today January 12th. Headliners and dear friends The Werks will be returning and playing two nights, and are joined by the soulful sisters of Rising Appalachia, two sets from jam giants The Heavy Pets, two sets from Primate Fiasco, two sets of Jelly Bread, The Fritz, and The Shack Band.
The Gasparilla Music Festival presented by SYKES (“GMF”) has named MODEST MOUSE as this year’s Festival headliner. Also announced today are main-stage performers, Mutemath and The Abyssinians, who join previously announced performers: Gogol Bordello, The Gaslight Anthem, Trampled by Turtles, The Budos Band, Dale Earnhardt Jr.
Bomnnaro has announced their intial lineup for 2015. This year's headliners include Billy Joel, Mumford & Sons, Deadmau5, Robert Plant and many more. Some notable bluegrass shows include: Bela Fleck & Abigail Washburn, Larry Douglas, Punch Brothers, Trampled by Turtles and more.
Mumford & Sons
Florence + The Machine
Robert Plant & The Sensational Space Shifters
There are plenty of instrumentally urbane bands touring that keep audiences captivated while still lacking true songwriting sophistication. It’s more than a challenge to play the weight of a show on strong original material. It’s an even larger feat to achieve that without being a mimic. Sometimes surroundings inspire robust and natural creativity. And its no coincidence that the lovely mountain state of Colorado is home and foundation for many thriving live music acts.
For the third year running, jam-grass veterans The String Cheese Incident set up their New Year’s Eve residency at the 1st Bank Center in Broomfield, Colorado for three nights of songs and celebration in their own backyard. The rear of the seated bowl was sparse Monday, but a creeping night one buzz helped melt conversations about the negative temperatures outside.
The 14th Annual Northwest String Summit (NWSS) returns to Horning's Hideout (North Plains, OR) with the finest acoustic pickers and standout electric bands from July 16 - 19, 2015. Located just 20 miles outside of Portland, OR, Horning's Hideout stands as one of the most scenic festival sites in the country; NWSS is the only music offering this year taking place at Horning's Hideout.
Bill Thompson, manager of Jefferson Airplane and subsequently the spinoffs Jefferson Starship, Hot Tuna and Starship, died of a heart attack yesterday, Jan. 12, in Mill Valley, Calif. Thompson was 70. "One of the more colorful managers in rock history, and a beloved figure within the Bay Area music scene, Thompson guided the various bands through both great successes and years-long personal and legal entanglements." Relix