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On October 19th, JEMP Records released Coral Sky, a 2-DVD set capturing Phish’s November 2, 1996 performance at Coral Sky Amphitheater in West Palm Beach, FL.

Join the Rex Foundation on Saturday, December 4th at The Fillmore in San Francisco for a festive, one-of-a-kind musical occasion to benefit the Rex Foundation:  The Wheel - A Musical Celebration of Jerry Garcia.  Musical friends of Jerry Garcia since 1962 come together to play his music, including:  Jesse McReynolds, Garrett McReynolds, Steve Thomas, Peter Rowan Blue Grass Band: Peter Rowan, Jody Stecher, Keith Little, Paul Knight, David Nelson & Friends, Electric: David Nelson, Barry Sless, Robin Syl

JASON BONHAM’S LED ZEPPELIN EXPERIENCE celebrates the life and music of his father--the legendary Led Zeppelin drummer John Bonham. While BONHAM and his band--guitarist TONY CATANIA, vocalist JAMES DYLAN, bassist MICHAEL DEVIN and keyboardist/pedal-steel guitarist STEPHEN LEBLANC--rock through Led Zeppelin's hallowed catalog (see the set list below), a state-of-the-art sound system and light show brings their live performance onstage to an atmospheric level creating a stunning multimedia concert.

Mike + Ruthy's Folk City is the new 4th-Wednesday series at Cornelia Street Cafe. This month Mike + Ruthy will be inviting the family on stage for a heart-warming evening of American roots music! Jay Ungar and Molly Mason achieved international acclaim when their performance of Jay's composition, Ashokan Farewell, became the musical hallmark of Ken Burns' The Civil War on PBS. When the whole family band gets together, they'll have your toes tapping with everything from cajun to celtic fiddle tunes and favorites from the golden age of country and swing. reservations strongly reccommend.

My father used to call it ‘blowing out the carbs..’ I was a little girl, in Northeast Texas, in the middle 70s. We had old cars, my entire childhood, often hotrods, or in leaner times at least a family car with a big-assed surprise under the hood..

Some of those older hot rods of his were high-performance cars that had four-barrel carburetors. If you drove slowly around town, you'd use only two of the barrels. To exercise the other barrels and keep them from sticking, you'd have to get the car on the highway and accelerate hard for at least a short time.

Overall, the general tide in Indie rock pulls heavily towards the twinkley.  Lots of synth, lots of electronics, lots of over-dubbing, lots of special effects, and less dirty guitar with each passing year.  Not that I would attempt to deny the appeal that this trend has – I’ve grown fond of pretty much the whole spectrum over the past decade – but what this trend conspicuously lacks is grit.  Grit and twinkle just don’t go that well together.

Howdy Halloween freakers, Vince Herman here! The Salmon are swimming into the Fillmore again for a wild night of music, costumes, debauchery and late night parading down Colfax!

Formed in 2003 in Toronto, Ontario, Canada, Crystal Castles consists of producer Ethan Kath and vocalist Alice Glass. They are named after the lyrics "The fate of the world is safe in Crystal Castles" and "Crystal Castles, the source of all power" both from the theme song for She-Ra's fortress. They are known for their melancholic lo-fi sound and their explosive live shows. Their debut album was included in NME's "Top 50 Albums of the Decade".

Saturday, June 12, 2010

The heat resumed, but it felt so much worse after two days of partying and little sleep. I was appreciative of one thing on this sweltering morning wake-up; the showers had short lines for men, and they were only seven dollars. Therefore, although I really wanted to catch Baaba Maal’s set, I felt more rejuvenated going into the press conference with a fresh shower, breakfast, and an iced coffee. I was ready for a new day at my favorite festival.

In the midst of his second European tour in the last six months Trombone Shorty (Troy Andrews) was joined by his mentor and former bandleader Lenny Kravitz, who surprised Troy’s fans onstage in Paris on October 13th to sit in on drums. This was followed by a late-night session in the studio, where Andrews added some touches to Mr. Kravitz’ upcoming CD, which already includes horn parts Troy had recorded at Lenny’s studio in Caribbean.

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