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The Return of Phish

At last....the rumors can be put to rest, as Phish announce their triumphant reunion and return to the road.  The group officially stated on their website yesterday they will be performing a three-night run at one of their favorite venues, the Hampton Coliseum in Hampton, Virginia.  The shows will take place March 6th-8th of 2009, with more dates to be announced later this year.

Stephen Kellogg & the Sixers get up-close & personal in Boulder

It's a fucked up world out there, and lately it seems to be getting worse by the day. The economy is crashing, the war seems never-ending, and Washington D.C. seems as silly and out of touch as ever. Maybe I'm more obsessive than most, more indignant too perhaps, but if you're like me, I recommend a heavy dose of lighthearted tunes to put you in a better state of mind. Everybody needs to escape occasionally, and music has always been a means to do so.

Porter, Batiste & Stoltz w/ Page McConnell | The Higher Ground | 9/27/08

When Phish broke up the first and second time, there was a large void left in my life. Yours too, otherwise you probably wouldn't be reading this article. As I've eluded to in past reviews, the nomadic nature instilled in me by that foursome from the north lead me on many a fruitless, and sometimes fruitful quest to find new, interesting, dynamic and hypnotic sounds like those that I still long for.

Day 2 of Monolith: From Tokyo to Paris

When I woke up on Sunday morning, it was raining.  I was bummed.  Rain at Red Rocks is only fun if the band is playing a song like Red Rain, Have You Ever Seen the Rain, Looks Like Rain, the Rain Song, Rain Fall Down, or Louisiana Rain.  It also seems to work for Under a Blood Red Sky (aka New Years Day), but for different reasons.  When I got to Red Rocks, however, the rain had ceased, the clouds had thinned, and the sun was poking through in places.

Monolith 2008: The Biggest Thing in Indie Rock. Ever.

As long as festival season is still going strong, summer isn't over. In the final calendar weeks of the hot season, Red Rocks Amphitheater in Morrison, Colorado hosted the Monolith Music Festival, an Indie Rock extravaganza so epic that only a legendary venue like Red Rocks could hold it. Over seventy bands played in a mere two days, spread out over five stages and about ten thousand stairs.

West Beach Music & Arts Festival Wrap Up

The second annual WEST BEACH MUSIC & ARTS FESTIVAL in Santa Barbara, CA wrapped earlier this month as a huge success.  The three-day festival, which took place Friday, September 12, Saturday, September 13 and Sunday, September 14, drew over 20,000 attendees and featured stellar performances from Ziggy Marley, Jason Mraz, Natasha Bedingfield, George Clinton featuring Lili Haydn, Big Head Todd and the Monsters, Jackie Greene, The Expendables and more.  Presented by Twiin Productions in association with Jacalyn Kane Productions and s

Grateful Web's Interview w/ Boots Factor of Stephen Kellogg & the Sixers

Grateful Web's Sam Holloway had a chance to catch up with Boots Factor, drummer/mandolin/banjo for Stephen Kellogg & the Sixers who answered a few questions during their recent stop at the Fox Theater in Boulder, Colorado.

Dinner with Kimock & Goodman - October 3rd, Teaneck NJ

hanging with Kimock - Mike, Steve & Aaron- for the Grateful Web

On Friday, October 3rd Steve Kimock and Billy Goodman along with John Morgan Kimock (drums) and Trevor Exter (cello, bass) will play an exclusive table-side dinner performance at Mexicali Live in Teaneck, NJ.   This special sit-down concert will be one of the few fall performances, while Kimock develops new live & recording projects.  This night promises to be an intimate evening of guitar magic and song, as Goodman & Kimock join together stateside for the first time, following their critically acclaimed European Spring tour.  The duo released a collectors edition of the "Big Red Barn Sessions" recorded at Kimock's home studio earlier this year, which Relix proclaimed the "duo discovers the elusive pearl".  Tickets are available exclusively at www.kimock.com.

This weekend the duo will also open for Little Feat for a series of Philadelphia and New York performances, Oct. 25, 26 and 27.

Grateful Web's Interview with the Everyone Orchestra's Matt Butler

Recently Grateful Web's Alex Borosody had the opportunity to talk with Matt Butler, the musician and conductor behind the Everyone Orchestra, who we also discovered can add, "great orator" to his list of talents. Never one to shy away from leadership, you could say Matt conducted the interview, as he energetically and expressively weaved eloquent science and philosophy.

STS9 Announces Fall Tour & Annual Atlanta New Year's Plan

STS9 @ Rothbury - photos by Amanda Bell- for the Grateful Web

This fall, STS9 hits premier indoor theatres coast to coast from Los Angeles to Washington D.C., and points in between.  The 22 night tour wraps up a huge year for the electronic buzz band, who released their acclaimed studio release, Peaceblaster, in July of this year.  Also just announced, the band will officially bid farewell to 2008 at their annual four-night New Year's Eve run at The Tabernacle in Atlanta.

Peaceblaster, released on the band's self-owned record label 1320 Records, proved STS9's rise has only just begun; the album reached #10 on Billboard's Electronic Chart, #27 on Billboard's Heatseeker Chart, #2 on iTUNES Electronic Chart, and #63 on CMJ's Top 200.  Remix Magazine reviewed "STS9's new CD, Peaceblaster might take fans by surprise...the music is a lot darker, punchier, beefier and more cinematic."

STS9's fall tour and New Years celebration dates include:

October 22 The Catalyst Santa Cruz, CA w/ Alex Botwin of Pnuma Trio (DJ Set)
October 23 House of Blues Anaheim CA w/ Pnuma Trio
October 24 Marquee Theatre Tempe AZ w/ Pnuma Trio
October 25 The Joint @ Hard Rock Las Vegas NV w/ Pnuma Trio
October 26 Orpheum Theatre Flagstaff AZ w/ Pnuma Trio
October 29 Cain's Ballroom Tulsa OK w/ Pnuma Trio
October 30 Warehouse Live Houston TX w/ Pnuma Trio
October 31 Stubb's Austin TX w/ Pnuma Trio
November 1 House of Blues Dallas TX w/ Count Bass D
November 2 House of Blues New Orleans LA w/ Count Bass D
November 5 Lyric Theatre Oxford MS w/ Count Bass D
November 6 War Memorial Nashville TN w/ Count Bass D
November 7 Alabama Theatre Birmingham AL w/ Count Bass D
November 8 Tennessee Theatre Knoxville TN w/ Count Bass D
November 9 Headliner's Music Hall Louisville KY w/ Count Bass D
November 12 Charleston Music Hall Charleston SC w/ Count Bass D
November 13 Amos' Southend Charlotte NC w/ Count Bass D
November 14 The NorVa Norfolk VA w/ Eliot Lipp
November 15 9:30 Club Washington DC w/ Eliot Lipp
November 16 9:30 Club Washington DC w/ Eliot Lipp
November 19 Mr. Smalls Theatre Millvale PA w/ Eliot Lipp
November 20 House of Blues Cleveland OH w/ Eliot Lipp
November 21 The Rave Milwaukee WI w/ Eliot Lipp
November 22 First Avenue Minneapolis MN w/ Eliot Lipp
December 28 The Tabernacle Atlanta GA
December 29 The Tabernacle Atlanta GA
December 30 The Tabernacle Atlanta GA
December 31 The Tabernacle Atlanta GA