Vieux Farka Touré @ eTown Hall | Friday June 21st, 2013

Vieux Farka Touré's latest album was recorded as an homage to his homeland.  Being that his native Mali has been splintered by territorial fighting between Tuareg and Islamic rebels since January 2012, his new album, Mon Pays (My Country), is devoted to reminding the world about the beauty and culture of his homeland.  The album is out on May 28, 2013 on Six Degrees Records with an extensive North American tour starting in June.

Donna The Buffalo On Tour With New Album

More energized and focused than ever before in their near 25-year career, roots-music troubadours Donna the Buffalo will debut their first studio album in five years, Tonight, Tomorrow and Yesterday, on June 18 via Sugar Hill Records.

Sol Driven Train - Tour and Dashed Idol Dreams

Sol Driven Train head back out on the road for a mix of city festival and club show dates across the East Coast this summer. The 5-piece horn-infused ‘Low Country Roots Rock Band’ had a busy spring with a heavy touring schedule and the release of Underdog, an album that has spent many weeks at the top of the Jambands radio chart.

TAUK to open 3 shows for Robert Randolph and The Family Band

The rock/fusion quartet TAUK announces they will return to the stage with the legendary group, Robert Randolph & The Family Band for three select dates this summer. The shows are set for Aug. 2 at the 9:30 Club in Washington, D.C., Aug.

The Get Right Band | Shake | New Music Review

The music scene in Asheville, NC has been thriving as of late; however, the "word is out" so to say, and it's becoming increasingly difficult to stand out in the musical hotbed of the Carolinas.  The Get Right Band has the entire puzzle pieces needed to do just that, and their new EP Shake demonstrates a tasty mix of funk, reggae, rock, solid songwriting, and hip-swinging selections that leaves the listener

Top 5 things you can expect from Wakarusa 2013

I’m coming up on my fourth Wakarusa, and it’s hard to put into words exactly what I’m the most excited about because I just come into the festival KNOWING I’m going to have a great time. Each and every year the festival grows, and I can’t wait to see what all is on-site for the 10th festival, taking place on Mulberry Mountain in Ozark, Ark. May 30 to June 2.

Here are the top five things you can expect from the festival:

Paul McCartney Comes to Yoko Ono's Defense On Eve Documentary

Avid Beatles fans have been blaming Yoko Ono for the break-up of the Beatles for over 40 years. In a surprise gesture, Paul McCartney has come to her defense, stating that she did not cause the break-up, during an interview with Sir David Frost that will air later this year on Al Jazeera English Television. 

"She certainly didn't break the group up," the 70-year-old rock-star will be seen telling Sir David Frost in an interview to be broadcast next month.

Grateful Dead | Dave's Picks Volume 6 | Review

Studio album purists might have a sound argument when it comes to certain rock acts, but few Deadheads would ever argue that the quality of the Grateful Dead's studio work superseded their live recordings. Most of their studio albums we’re muddled down by the likes of Warner Brothers, big time L.A. record executives that wanted a four minute track, or just poor planning and execution.

Umphrey's McGee Live from the Tabernacle on DVD & Blu-ray

Umphrey's McGee is proud to unveil their latest live video offering for your sensory enjoyment. The first ever four-night New Year's celebration at the legendary Tabernacle in Atlanta is now available for pre-order on DVD, Blu-ray and digital download.

2013 BottleRock Napa Valley Festival | Review & Photos

BottleRock held its inaugural festival last weekend at Napa Valley’s Expo Fairgrounds under a scorching sun, but the heat wasn’t enough to keep the crowds away. Downtown Napa Valley became BottleRock Central, swarming with crossing guard-policemen and retailers pushing their goods, and in many cases, their parking lots. Nearby neighbors set up pizza and lemonade stands and signs dissuading BottleRockers from urinating on their lawns.


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