Festivals

California Roots Music And Arts Festival Announces 2014 Lineup

The 5th annual California Roots Music and Arts Festival will take place at the historic Monterey County Fairgrounds from May 23-25, 2014.  This year’s impressive lineup combines the best talent from the progressive US Reggae scene with SOJA, Rebelution, 311, and Pepper with Jamaican favorites including Steel Pulse, Ziggy Marley, Damian “Jr. Gong” Marley, and many more.

SnowBall Festival Virtual Q&A with Paul Basic

PLM's Paul Basic (http://www.paulbasic.com/) sits down to answer your questions live about the upcoming SnowBall Music Festival in Denver, CO (http://snowballmusicfestival.com/) April 4th-6th.

Tweet your questions about the show, his tour, music and what the future holds @PaulBasic

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Gent Jazz Festival Releases 2014 Lineup

Gent Jazz Festival 2014 presents musicians from the new generation on the Garden Stage every day of the festival, while on the main stage a traditional and carefully balanced mix of international top names and recent projects can be heard. Gent Jazz Festival this way offers visitors a broader array of relevant music, both from jazz and from other styles.

Ricky Stein @ SXSW | Review

It’s Saturday night, the last official night of SXSW on the infamous Rainey St.

Billy Nershi's Blue Planet will play Friday @ NedFest

We are excited to announce that Billy Nershi of the String Cheese Incident will be joining us on Friday night with bandmate Keith Moseley, amazing keyboardist Eric Deutsch, and our good friend drummer Christian Teele. 
 
Nershi and Moseley just celebrated 20 years playing in the String Cheese Incident. Christian Teele is best known for his work as the house drummer for the internationally syndicated radio show, E Town, where he has backed up artists such as James T

Rachel Kate @ SXSW | Review

It’s late afternoon at Javelina and I’m starting to sweat.  The unpredictable Austin weather is up to its old tricks, and I’m drowning in layers.  I just finished my beer and am about to go do some more aimless wandering, following the sounds of good music or loud cheers, when the guy next to me at the bar strikes up conversation.  He’s from California, a pediatrician, an obvious Austin enthusiast, and had a friend who knows a guy that knows the girl who’s about to play next.  She’s supposed to be really good, he says.  That line gets me every time.

ARISE Music Festival Announces First Wave Lineup for 2014

The 2014 ARISE Music Festival hit the ground running with first wave of artist announcements including GALACTIC with special guests Chali 2na (Jurassic 5) and Lyrics Born, Keller William’s Grateful Grass featuring Keller Williams, Billy Nershi (String Cheese I

Gathering of the Vibes Music Announces Initial 2014 Line-Up

For the first time in the 19-year history of Gathering of the Vibes, the initial festival lineup was announced live and on stage, Saturday March 15, at New York’s legendary Capitol Theatre, in Port Chester, NY. John Fogerty, Widespread Panic, Umphrey’s McGee, Maceo Parker, moe., and Ziggy Marley are among the acts confirmed to appear.

The Alvin Brothers @ SXSW | Review

It’s Wednesday afternoon, smack-dab in the middle of the tornado we call SXSW.  The music portion of the festival officially starts tomorrow, but for the people who know where to look for it, it’s well underway.  Dogwood, a popular watering hole on the West side of 6th street, had lined up a number of stellar artists for the week.  My Aunt Julia, a music writer and magazine editor in town from LA, texts me to come meet her here.

New Orleans Suspects to headline Sunday @ NedFest

Who are the New Orleans Suspects, you say? Let's start with Mean Willie Green on the drums, drummer for the Neville Bros. since 1981, not to mention playing on albums by Paul Simon, Bob Dylan and the Grateful Dead. Then add Reggie Scanlan, bassist for The Radiators for all 33 years of their existence, plus he was a member of Professor Longhair's band. On sax there's James Brown's band leader (for the last 12 years of his life) Jeff Watkins, who after Brown passed away led Joss Stone's band for 6 years.