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Avett Brothers | Sonoma State | Preview

Submitted by Shannon Clark on Thu, 08/11/2016 - 5:20 pm

The Avett Brothers have been making their way across the nation on tour for their ninth studio album, True Sadness, and will soon be stopping at Sonoma State University to perform under the stars.  The band will take the stage at the University’s Weill Hall + Lawn at the Green Music Center on Thursday September 15th at 7:30pm, as part of the Summer 2016 MasterCard Performance Series.

GarciaLive Volume 7 | 11/8/76 | Review

Submitted by Dylan Muhlberg on Thu, 08/11/2016 - 5:07 pm

Some years back, former Grateful Dead vocalist Donna Jean Godchaux MacKay made a remarkable discovery in the storage of the family houseboat. Boxes of reels taped by legendary recording technician Betty Cantor-Jackson. The Grateful Dead tapes were the first to be dusted off, restored, and ultimately released for the enjoyment of all. Recently Donna Jean found yet another box consisting of all Jerry Garcia Band reels.

Umphrey's McGee | Indy | 8/5/16 | Review

Submitted by Nate Crawford on Sun, 08/07/2016 - 1:09 pm

Let me begin by saying that this was a typical Umphrey’s McGee show. And I was really happy with that. You see, UM does something not a lot of other bands are able to do: they bring a great energy and excitement to everything they are doing. To go along with this, all of the guys in the band are at the apex of musicians on their particular instruments and this means that even when they don’t “have it” they still play incredibly well and do great things.

Heart of Gold Band Reunion with Bob Weir

Submitted by Dylan Muhlberg on Sat, 08/06/2016 - 12:25 pm

The decline of 1970's Grateful Dead piano player Keith Godchaux was sad but not entirely unexpected. The hardships of the never-ending grueling tour and travel schedule (that had always been for The Dead) had taken its toll on Keith and his wife Donna Jean Godchaux, a talented Muscle Sholes-alum vocalist. It was Donna who introduced Keith to Jerry Garcia in 1971 after a Dead show they had attended.

Princess Maya & the Breathing Treatments

Submitted by Benjamin Wallen on Tue, 08/02/2016 - 7:14 pm

To see a performer perform for the first time can be a wild thing. How will they handle the pressure? How will they perform on stage for the first time in front of a roaring crowd? You have to be bold, brave and strong. Fearless in the face of the unknown. You have to put yourself out there. Princess Maya and her band The Breathing Treatments are all of thee above and them some. 

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Greensky & Leftover | Red Rocks | Review

Submitted by Kyle Isaac on Tue, 08/02/2016 - 9:45 am

What a Night! As the crowd quickly filled Red Rocks Amphitheatre in anticipation of Greensky Bluegrass’ debut as a headliner there was brief rain delay.  In what was to be an evening of incredible music, the hometown Jamgrass heroes, Leftover Salmon took the stage, certain not to disappoint.

Dead & Company | Wheatland, CA | Review

Submitted by Alan Sheckter on Sun, 07/31/2016 - 1:24 pm

Less than one year and about 50 shows into this thing, Dead & Company illustrated on July 29 at the newly renamed Toyota Amphitheatre near Sacramento, that it has found a powerful groove that satisfies those who have been immersed in the Grateful Dead culture for 50 years or 50 weeks.

Dead & Company | Chula Vista, CA | Review

Submitted by Patrick Giblin on Sat, 07/30/2016 - 8:39 am

Dead & Company visited the Sleep Train Amphitheater in Chula Vista, CA on Wednesday (7/27/16), which marked their final Southern California stop and their last performance ahead of the tour closing shows in Wheatland, CA (Fri 7/29/16) and tonight at the fabled Shoreline Amphitheater in Mountain View, CA (Sat 7/30/16).  The excitement of the fans in the hours leading up to the show was palpable, if not audible, as the p

The Subdudes | The Bridge | Review

Submitted by Janie Franz on Wed, 07/27/2016 - 12:14 pm

There’s nothing sub-anything about The Subdudes, an eclectic New Orleans band that’s been around since the mid-80s. After taking a few years off at the turn of the century, the came back just as strong and just a popular. Today, they are touring all over the country, bringing their good-time music to old and new fans.

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