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Preservation Hall Jazz Band Announce Return To Stern Grove Festival

Stern Grove Festival will be celebrating their 75th Season of Concerts this year as well. In celebration of their anniversary, Preservation Hall Jazz Band have been commissioned to compose and perform a piece of music. The song will reference the festival's tradition of “the waving of the pink section,” in which audience members wave the SF Chronicle's Sunday Datebook in the air.

Xavier Rudd to Release 'Spirit Bird' on June 5th

Sometimes, the most unique and special sounds are the most organic.  For singer/songwriter/multi-instrumentalist Xavier Rudd, connecting land and heart isn't a matter of conscious art but a humble understanding that everything before us will remain long after we are gone.  Crossing cultural lines from the modern world to that of the Aborigines, Rudd continues his journey to become one of Australia's most iconic voices today with the release of his seventh

Ben Harper Announces Fall Acoustic Tour

Ben Harper is happy to announce his first-ever Ben Harper acoustic headlining tour. It will kick off his on September 4 at the Filene Center at Wolf Trap in Vienna, VA. The run will include a concert at New York City's Carnegie Hall on October 10, marking his first performance at this legendary venue.

State of the Scene: Where Have All the Good Bands Gone?

Festival season!  I love it, and it is almost upon us.  After viewing the initial lineups for some of the big music festivals I couldn't help but notice the large number of indie rock bands that are sneaking their way into what are usually very jam-heavy celebrations.