The Banana Slug String Band is celebrating 30 years as a Band! The Slugs teach Environmental Education and Science thru Music. The Banana Slugs Live shows are Fun, Educational and Uplifting, They are full of costumes, characters, laughter and Love….and they have performed for almost 2 Million people. The Banana Slugs are Airy Larry, Doug Dirt, Solar Steve and Marine Mark…all original members! The Slugs have recorded 11 Award-winning CDs.
The nostalgia that takes hold when an artist like Gregg Allman rolls into town is unavoidable, and really, why would you want to avoid it at all? Coyotus Maximus brought along his newest band for two sold-out shows at the Boulder Theater last week, mixing up old songs with new tricks. Having a lifetime’s worth of material to choose from, Gregg and company spread open the songbook and presented a different set of retrospective hits each night.
Melvin Seals and the Jerry Garcia Band are keepers of the jamband flame, paying tribute to their fallen founder with every note. There are dozens of Grateful Dead tributes and side projects but only one man is fit to carry on as JGB’s frontman.
Apart from original songs "Deal" and "They Love Each Other,” Seals popularized with the Grateful Dead as JGB was Jerry Garcia's outlet for performing eclectic, soul and gospel-tinged hits by songwriters he admired including Smokey Robinson, Bob Dylan, Jimmy Cliff, Chuck Berry, and Irving Berlin.
Those lucky enough to score a "miracle" ticket to the Fare Thee Well concerts this summer were treated to some potent psychedelic jams during the shows’ intermissions. The mysterious group behind those freewheeling tunes was Circles Around the Sun, a band convened by guitarist Neal Casal specifically for the project.
On Wednesday, October 7, Oyster Bay, NY based four-piece progressive jam band TAUK brought their unique blend of funky instrumental grooves to Grand Rapids, MI.
The Stache, located inside the front room of The Intersection in the heart of downtown, is an incredibly intimate venue for such an explosive band.
Two regional bands, Pleasant Drive out of Kalamazoo, MI and recent Grand Rapids transplant Desmond Jones kicked the evening off, each drawing a growing fanbase to the venue for a full house Wednesday evening.
Yamn, a rock infused electronica quartet from Denver, CO will be hitting the open road for their 2015 fall tour beginning in October. They began their lively powerhouse rock concerts and up tempo dance parties in Breckenridge, CO and have grown into a national touring act heavily respected by their peers, talent buyers, and music fans alike.
Having just opened for Bruno Mars in Rome, brass sensation The Soul Rebels release a free live compilation entitled The Soul Rebels & Friends: LIVE COMPILATION. The compilation features board mixes of The Soul Rebels' live collaborations with the artists they love and admire most
Singer/songwriter, pianist, and philanthropist Pete Muller is bringing the music/philanthropy space to the next level with his third album, Two Truths and a Lie, which comes out October 23. Muller has committed the sale of each album to charity: water, an organization that brings clean and safe drinking water to developing nations. Click here to pre-order Two Truths and a Lie on iTunes.