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Day Three of the Forecastle Festival X

On Sunday, most of the city slinked out of bed with a “careless whisper” and just enough gas left in the tank for one more day. Fans flocked to the Louisville village where they could hair-the-dog at the Kentucky Bourbon tent with some Woodford Reserve and then roll over Starboard Stage where Moon Taxi was gearing up to go.

Day 2 @ 2012 Gathering of the Vibes | Friday Recap

Thanks for continuing to check out our coverage of the 2012 17th Annual Gathering of the Vibes festival. Friday started off rainy. Quite the opposite from my experience last year of being the hottest I have ever been in my entire life (record breaking 100 degree temperature with all humidity?! Makes this Colorado guy weary!) Regardless, the continuing drizzle didn’t stop any of the fun. If anything the crowd was thinner and more relaxed all day.

Day Two of the Forecastle Festival X

Saturday was the day that the looming threat of rain finally hit the festival.  A strong downpour from noon to four postponed the entire day back an hour, however, it didn’t shut down the event or cancel any performances. In fact, it provided a nice cloud canopy of protection from the sun for most of the day. Dedicated fans that stood in the rain for an hour waiting for the gates to open were rewarded with an impromptu acoustic performance by My Morning Jacket when they were finally allowed in.

Day 1 @ 2012 Gathering of the Vibes | Thursday Recap

Hello Festivarians! This is Dylan Muhlberg of Grateful Web coming at you from the 17th Annual Gathering of the Vibes Festival held for its fifth consecutive (and eight total) year at Seaside Park in Bridgeport, Connecticut. This is festival enjoyment down to a science. Ken Hays and the production people with Vibes work each year to make the extremely logistically complicated and expensive Seaside Park venue a safe, assessable, and kick-ass party for all.

Day One of the Forecastle Festival X

The rain held off and the crowds flooded in, on Friday's kickoff to the tenth anniversary of the Forecastle Festival in Louisville, Kentucky.  Down to the very last minute volunteers and staff worked diligently to place each piece of ship wreckage in its specific location for a record crowd that wrapped down Witherspoon Street. Throughout the weekend more than 35,000 attendees came together on the banks of the Ohio River to take part in the celebration of music, art, and activism.

Rickie Lee Jones' 'The Devil You Know' Premiers Today

"It's a simple, surprising record," says Rickie Lee Jones of The Devil You Know, her sophomore recording for Concord Records, slated for release September 18th, 2012.  Produced by songwriter (and longtime fan) Ben Harper, The Devil You Know turns Jones' focus to the rock & roll masterworks that shaped a generation, including the Rolling Stones’ "

Sign-up for the Fiddlin' & Pickin' Contest @ Harvest Festival 2012

Back for a second straight year the Harvest Festival will feature the 2nd annual Fiddlin' and Pickin' Contest! Categories include mandolin, fiddle, banjo and flatpicking; winners receive a cash prize and gift basket.

Submissions are available online in advance and will also be accepted up to 15 minutes before the competition begins.  Even if you aren't a Fiddler or Picker be sure and stop by The Roost to check out all the talent!

Rubblebucket Joins Artists Against Fracking!

Rubblebucket has recently signed on to the Artists Against Fracking campaign, alongside artists such as: Tune-Yards, MGMT, Patti Smith, My Morning Jacket, Yoko Ono, and many more.

Bill Monroe Bluegrass Hall of Fame & Uncle Pen Days Festival

The 38th Annual Bluegrass Hall of Fame & Uncle Pen Days Festival will be held September 19-22, 2012 at the Bill Monroe Memorial Bluegrass Music Park & Campground in Brown County, Indiana.  The 4-day event includes a stellar line-up of over 25 bluegrass bands, instrument and vocal workshops, jam sessions, camping, food, vendors, flea market and fellowship.  Tickets and camping reservations

Meshell Ndegeocello Announces Nina Simone Tribute Album

Following the release of 2011's critically acclaimed Weather, Meshell Ndegeocello announces the release of her 10th studio album, Pour une âme souveraine (“For a sovereign soul”), a dedication to fellow musician Nina Simone. Joined by musicians Chris Bruce (guitar), Jebin Bruni (keys) and Deantoni Parks (drums), the singer-songwriter, rapper, bassist, and vocalist reworked some of the tracks made famous by the iconic musician.

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