Ever-popular rock poster artist Jim Pollock has designed a limited-edition postcard that the non-profit organization HeadCount will distribute at Phish concerts this summer.To receive a free postcard, fans just need to stop by the HeadCount table and sign a “Pledge to Vote” on the back.
On August 1, 1973 The Band opened for Grateful Dead on Jerry Garcia’s 31st birthday, making for one of the most memorable nights in American rock & roll history. On Friday, August 1 of this year, forty-one years later, Dark Star Orchestra and The Band tribute act, The Weight will be recreating this entire show for “A Very Jerry Birthday Jam” at Heritage Amphitheater at Pocahontas State Park.
With their varied instrumentation, intimate song stylings, and poetic, allusive lyrics, The Dream Academy always stood apart from their '80s British rock brethren; that they dedicated their hit song, "Life in a Northern Town," to Nick Drake and minimalist composer Steve Reich spoke volumes as to the reach of their intellectual and artistic ambition. Indeed, though they were together for only three albums and a handful of singles, Nick Laird-Clowes, Kate St.
Dennis McNally knows a thing or two about cultural history. As the biographer for both the Grateful Dead and Jack Kerouac, this bestselling author lives, breathes, and fully engages with his passion.
Strike up a conversation with Rob McCoury, and it won’t take long for you to realize that you’ve met one of the most easygoing musicians around—a guy who’s happy to chat with just about anyone on just about anything, or to just quietly watch and enjoy what’s going on around him. When he puts on his banjo picks, though, it’s another story. “My first love will always be traditional bluegrass,” he says with a smile. “When it’s right, there’s just nothing better.
It is Christmas in June because we are announcing the biggest and baddest Umphrey’s McGee New Year’s run in history! Umphrey’s McGee will conclude 2014 and party on into 2015 with a raging five-night residency at the one-and-only The Tabernacle in Atlanta, Georgia from December 30th thru January 3rd. Our umVIP packages are especially crafted for this marathon celebration with an assortment of stellar amenities to offer.
Baltimore-based electro-funk band, Pigeons Playing Ping Pong have released a track off their upcoming album entitled Psychology, which is set to release on July 3rd. “F.U.” features The Hornitz on bass trombone and alto saxophone and is available now on Grooveshark.Psychology is the band's second LP in four years. The foursome will celebrate the release at the 9:30 Club in Washington DC with Cabinet and B Side Shuffle.
Mr. Breakdown, the next generation of the New-Funk movement, has dropped their new EP The Purple Bag. The soulful crew from Nyack, NY throws down real-deal grooves in this variety pack of funk.The band’s hard hitting, booty shakin' sound brings a different flavor to each track - paying homage to some of the all-time great funk-a-teers with nods to James Brown, Prince & The Meters.-- The Purple Bag - Track List :1. Sista2. Dog Bone3. Don't Want You4. Top5. Do What You Can6. Funk Train