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Phish to Headline 2016 Lockn' Festival

Submitted by Big Hassle Media on Wed, 02/17/2016 - 12:04 pm

Lockn' is very proud to announce the lineup for its fourth annual event. Phish will be making its first appearance at the festival with a two-night, four-set headlining slot on the Friday and Sunday of the weekend. This will mark the band's only festival performance in 2016. Ween, who are fresh off three reunion shows in Broomfield, CO that sold out instantly, will perform right before Phish on the Friday night. Another Lockn' first timer, the beloved My Morning Jacket will headline on the Saturday night.

Fruition Announce New Album Labor of Love Out April 22

Submitted by LiveLoud on Wed, 02/17/2016 - 11:28 am

Today, the Portland, OR based quintet Fruition announce the release of their new studio album, Labor of Love, on April 22nd, 2016 on Randm Records. Self-produced and engineered by Justin Phelps (Amanda Palmer, Jolie Holland, Chuck Prophet), Labor of Love displays the band’s growth from a rootsy, string-centric outfit to a full-fledged rock band with an easy but powerful grasp of soul, blues and British Invasion era pop.
 

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Celebrating 10 Years, The Band of Heathens Is Going Big in 2016

Submitted by Dreamspider Pu… on Wed, 02/17/2016 - 11:05 am

Celebrating ten years together, The Band of Heathens is set to embark on a banner year with founding members Ed Jurdi (guitar, keys, vocals) and Gordy Quist (guitar, vocals) along with Trevor Nealon (keys, vocals), Richard Millsap (drums, vocals) and Scott Davis (bass, vocals).

Pigeons Playing Ping Pong Release Single

Submitted by Blooming Footprint on Wed, 02/17/2016 - 9:49 am

Pigeons Playing Ping Pong brings end-of-the-world enthusiasm to their high-energy psychedelic funk. Their infectious electro-funk grooves, undeniable live energy and contagious smiles have their rabid fanbase "the Flock" growing exponentially. Based out of Baltimore, MD, this animated quartet has been scorching up the country with their explosive performances and danceable peaks... and they're loving every minute of it.

Darrell Scott To Release Couchville Sessions

Submitted by All Eyes Media on Wed, 02/17/2016 - 9:32 am

Couchville Sessions, the new album from venerable Grammy nominated singer/songwriter Darrell Scott will be released on May 13th via Full Light Records. Ever the unconventional artist, Scott has always forged his own path. He has penned hit songs for mainstream artists, and has had songs covered by over 70 others spanning from from Keb Mo’ to Mary Gauthier.

Mad Tea Party Jam Announces Final Lineup

Submitted by Musical Earth on Tue, 02/16/2016 - 7:15 pm

The Mad Tea Party Jam, presented by Appalachian Jamwich - has announced their headliners and full lineup for their fifth annual event.  Two sets of Papadosio, two sets of Twiddle, and two sets of TAUK, has been announced as well as Consider the Source, who will be playing a Radiohead set, ELM, Broccoli Samurai, The Southern Belles, DELTAnine, Brokedown Hustlers, Manor & Friends, Definition of One, Jouwala Collective, Oh Kee Pa and The Clock Reads.  They will join the lineup along with Desert Dwellers, Big Something, Aqueous, LITZ, and more.  This will be the first Mad Tea

Grateful Web Interview w/ Melvin Seals

Submitted by Dylan Muhlberg on Sun, 02/14/2016 - 6:29 am

This is Dylan Muhlberg of Grateful Web here with Organ maestro, vocalist and bandleader Melvin Seals. Since 1981 Seals sat behind organ, piano and synthesizer for Jerry Garcia Band. His gospel, soul and blues influences were pivotal to the evolution of Garcia Band’s sound.  All the more remarkable, since the untimely passing of Garcia in 1995, Seals assembled a talented lineup of musicians to continue Jerry Garcia Band’s music.

Mardi Gras sounds take over Terrapin

Submitted by Alan Sheckter on Fri, 02/12/2016 - 10:27 am

Thirty minutes before show time on February 9, the musicians had all arrived at Terrapin Crossroads in San Rafael, California, but band leader Dan “Lebo” Lebowitz was not finished prepping. Backstage, Lebo, bass player Steve Adams, and a three-piece brass section worked on a special arrangement of “China Cat Sunflower” that sounded like a tie-dyed New Orleans Mardis Gras Brass Band.

The Nth Power Announce 2016 Spring Tour

Submitted by Mason Jar Media on Fri, 02/12/2016 - 10:04 am

Brooklyn, NY’s The Nth Power are proud to announce a slew of North American spring tour dates. The soul, funk and R&B all-pro onslaught are hitting the road for 40+ dates over a 2-month timespan and will share select stages with Turkuaz, The Motet, Jennifer Hartswick Band, Jonathan Scales Fourchestra and others.

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