Festivals

Summer Camp Music Festival 2014 | Preview

After a particularly grueling winter, festivalgoers around the country are dreaming of their summer getaways and for many music fans, this means a breathtaking weekend at Summer Camp Music Festival 2014. What started as roughly a 1,000 person gathering has blossomed into a 7-stage, 15,000 person event that stands as one of the Midwest’s premier festivals today.

Hundred Visions @ SXSW | Review

Hundred Visions will be your next search on Spotify if you’re into jam bands.  Assuming you’re reading this on The Grateful Web, you are.  I saw them at my first official showcase of SXSW, at one of Austin’s best under-the-radar music venues, Hotel Vegas.  The band is local which makes the experience that much more personal—a reminder you never have to look very far to find the next great thing.

Polica @ SXSW | Review

If you only saw one show at SXSW, I hope it was Polica.  If you didn’t see them, I hope you’re listening to them in your cubicle right now.  Although, to be fair, their recordings don’t do them justice.  The band’s live performances are like breathing life and reality into the abstract.  If bands were pieces of art they’d be a Picasso masterpiece.

London Grammar @ SXSW | Review

Considering what they’ve done, it’s hard to believe London Grammar released their first album If You Wait a mere six months ago.  It featured their already-popular EP Metal & Dust from earlier in the year.  Immediately, they were on the radar, hitting the top of the charts in UK and Australia.  One more example, last week they opened for Coldplay.  Yes, really.  It sounds beyond ludicrous that they have already had so much success, until you hear them.

Wakarusa Music Festival Gives Back: BLVD To A Better World

Wakarusa Music Festival is teaming up with several national and local non-profits organizations.  The non-profit will have a chance to share materials and their mission on-site at Wakarusa, June 5-8, 2014 on Mulberry Mountain in Ozark, AR.

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