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Get Right Band | Who's In Charge? | Review

Submitted by Patrick Giblin on Fri, 09/30/2016 - 9:08 am

Ashville’s The Get Right Band has released their 3rd LP, Who’s In Charge?, through legendary Echo Mountain Studios (Widespread Panic, Smashing Pumpkins), and has been engineered, mixed, and co-produced by Julian Dreyer (The Avett Brothers), and was mastered by six-time Grammy winner Brian Lucey (The Black Keys, Grace Potter, Dr.

STS9 | The Universe Inside | Review

Submitted by Patrick Giblin on Thu, 09/29/2016 - 7:11 pm

STS9 released their 6th studio album, The Universe Inside, on their homegrown label 1320 Mission Control on September 2, 2016, and it represents their first such release since Ad Explorata was released in 2009.  This would also be the first release for “STS9 2.0” with Alana Rocklin since her taking over the staggering bass responsibilities for STS9 following David “Murph” Murphy’s departure in 2014.  Murph’s departure

Avett Brothers | 9/16/16 | Review & Photos

Submitted by Alan Sheckter on Wed, 09/21/2016 - 6:29 pm

On an evening in which summer still ruled in North-Central California, the compelling and charismatic Avett Brothers visibly pleased 5,000 or so souls with their lilting musical storytelling on Sept. 16. The unbridled, rootsy, folk-rock stomp took place at Thunder Valley Casino Resort’s outdoor venue in Lincoln, near Sacramento, California.  

Avett Brothers | Sonoma State U | Review

Submitted by Shannon Clark on Sun, 09/18/2016 - 12:39 pm

This past Thursday, The Avett Brothers won over the crowd at the Green Music Center of Sonoma State University, where they took the stage to perform over two hours of music. The band showcased songs from their newest album, True Sadness, as well as fan-favorites from earlier albums like The Gleam and I and Love and You.

Tedeschi Trucks Band | 9/8/16 | Review

Submitted by Alan Sheckter on Wed, 09/14/2016 - 9:46 am

The Tedeschi Trucks Band displayed in Oakland, California, why its stock has vaulted the group toward the top echelon of touring outfits and headlining roles at many-a-music festival. Anchored by a couple of blues-rock stalwarts, each with a consummate musical pedigree, the husband-and-wife team of Susan Tedeschi and Derek Trucks presided over the 12-piece ensemble’s performance on Sept. 8 that was all at once brilliant, exhilarating, wide-ranging, and classy.

EOTO | Avalon Hollywood | 9/9/16 | Review

Submitted by Patrick Giblin on Tue, 09/13/2016 - 7:05 pm

Friday nights at the AVALON Hollywood typically consist of a DJs and electronic acts performing on the main stage, replete with wrap around screens, lasers, and stage lights, as well as the lobby stage in this historic nightclub.  Friday night was not a normal night near the corner of Hollywood & Vine however, as Michael Travis and Jason Hann of The String Cheese Incident brought their organic, improvisational brand of electronic music to Control Fridays with EOTO (original

Wilco | 'Schmilco' | Review

Submitted by Nate Crawford on Thu, 09/08/2016 - 5:51 pm

Schmilco may be the best name possible for Wilco’s newest album. While this is a Wilco album, obviously, you wouldn’t know that unless you really listened hard. Gone are a lot of the fuzzy guitars and experimentation of the last few records, in favor of stripped down, folk-y music that is played simply, yet rather stunningly. The production is fantastic as we find, as in a more typical Wilco album, instrumentation at its finest and beautiful guitars, bass, organ, piano, drums, vocals, etc. But now it is simplified.