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40th Annual RockyGrass Festival Review + Interviews

As Tim O’Brien and Friends kicked off the final set of RockyGrass 2012, I planted my feet a couple of yards behind the elevated stage. The canopy of treetops overhead, awash in color from the stage lights, absorbed a light drizzle. To my right, the deity of all double bassists, Edgar Meyer, calmly warmed up next to the main stage staircase.

Alex Machacek Unveils Chops & A Flood of Ideas on New CD, FAT

Alex Machacek, the amazing fusion guitarist, has done it again. Combining mindboggling fluidity, daredevil string-skipping technique and audacious intervallic leaps on the guitar (ones that will make even the most ardent Allan Holdsworth fan take notice), has taken his penchant for precision ensemble playing and created a collection of audible art that rivals the late, great Frank Zappa’s. Machacek takes the lead on FAT (Fabulous Austrian Trio), to be released on September 18th through Abstract Logix.

Dierks Bentley to "Tip It On Back" with New Single

Coming off the heels of his 10th No. one hit as a songwriter and artist, country music star Dierks Bentley reaches for a cold one with his new single “Tip It On Back,” available at country radio beginning today.  Fans can download a special edit of “Tip It On Back” on iTunes as part of Bentley’s upcoming COUNTRY & COLD CANS EP out Aug. 21.

Moogfest 2012 Announces Lineup feat. Primus 3D, Orbital, Miike Snow, Santigold

AC Entertainment is proud to announce the line up for the third annual Moogfest, the festival of electronic and visionary music that celebrates the innovative spirit of Bob Moog. Taking place on Friday, October 26 and Saturday, October 27, 2012 in the city Bob Moog called home, Moogfest 2012 continues building on its exciting reinvention of the Moogfest concept and features its most distinctly invigorating lineup to date.

Rocktin Grove | Fox Theater | Boulder, CO | 8/4/12 | Review

On Saturday August 4th, Rocktin Grove managed to epitomize a postmodern band without the slightest hint of pretention.  Seamlessly sewing together select pieces of other genres, Rocktin Grove concocts their own unique blend of music, complete with a wide variety of instrumentation, rich, engaging vocal harmonies, and original material.  Rocktin Grove took the stage at the Fox Theater

Jet Edison | Fox Theater | Boulder, CO | 8/4/12 | Review

Gauging the reaction of their audience, Jet Edison could simply be defined as people-pleasers in the confines of their Saturday August 4th show at the Fox Theater.  The sweaty crowd spoke pretty clearly with their enthusiastic and incessant movement.  Jet Edison is a Colorado-based jam band, consisting of four members: Phil Johnson (keys, vocals), Max Kabat

Chamberlin | Look What I've Become | New Music Review

Despite the drama and fast paced touring this Vermont based Indie Rock band faced last year, they are scheduled to release their second EP entitled, Look What I've Become, on September 4. Chamberlin began playing their first ever packed house shows opening for Grace Potter and the Nocturnals last year and then moved on to release their debut album.

Marco Benevento | Dazzle Lounge | Denver, CO | Review

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Gabriel Kelley | It Don't Come Easy | New Music Review

Wholesome, hearty, and country-like: Gabriel Kelley belts out the vocals on his new album, It Don’t Come Easy. Beginning with the first few songs off the album, Kelley demonstrates his vocal abilities by naturally having a country styled twang and an uplifting story to tell. With a harmonica, guitar, and piano, Kelley tells stories, as well as instilling positivity throughout his songs.

Green Mountain Eco Festival | Aug 31-Sept 2, 2012

Green Mountain Eco Festival is a three day celebration of sustainable living featuring music from around the world, EcoActivities, performing arts, natural healing, and camping by the Niangua River in the hills of the Missouri Ozarks! Come enjoy nature with us, and learn how to live in harmony with our planet while having a great time and enjoying music by over 25 artists on two stages.