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Future Rock | 'Long Ago' | Review

Submitted by Shenae Armstrong on Tue, 05/17/2016 - 7:48 pm

If you are into The Chemical Brothers and Daft Punk and haven't checked out Future Rock, it’s a must you do. Coming out of Chicago Future Rock has been creating music since 2004. Their breakout year was 2006 when they performed at some of the largest music festivals in the U.S.. Future Rock has a unique way of creating their music. They use live instrumentation with electronics and blend it together that makes some great beats that have you finding your way to the dance floor.

John Hartford Tribute | Boulder, Colorado

Submitted by Philip Emma on Tue, 05/17/2016 - 6:46 pm

The Fox Theater in Boulder has started a Tuesday night bluegrass tradition. On this evening, after the extremely talented and quickly emerging Caribou Mountain Collective, a bluegrass all-star cast graced the stage to honor an important player in the bluegrass world. John Hartford is probably one the most underrated bluegrass musician ever.

Umphrey's McGee | UMBowl VII | Review

Submitted by Joshua Huver on Mon, 05/16/2016 - 7:02 pm

Progressive jam giants Umphrey’s McGee‘s return to Las Vegas for the seventh installment of the massively popular UMBowl production was marked once again by a stand-out tour closing dual evening extravaganza where all stops were pulled out and the power given directly to the fans, for better or for worse.

Dopapod Dynamizes Philadelphia

Submitted by Philip Emma on Mon, 05/16/2016 - 8:32 am

Dopapod played two energetic and career expanding nights at the Theater of the Living Arts on South Street in Philadelphia. It was the first time in my old stomping grounds in quite some time. It was exactly twenty years ago that I saw moe. there and Gov’t Mule with Alan Woody. That was the first time I experienced tinnitus and loved it. Here in the present, I can tell that Dopapod is going to be the next Phish or Umphrey’s McGee on the jam band circuit.

Merle Haggard Tribute | Mill Valley, CA

Submitted by Alan Sheckter on Sun, 05/15/2016 - 4:13 pm

Led by the Tim Bluhm’s caramel smooth baritone vocals, a unique bunch of renowned San Francisco Bay area-based players got together on May 11 to deliver a musical tribute to the recently fallen Merle Haggard. The show took place at the intimate Sweetwater Music Hall in Mill Valley, California.

Karl Denson's 'Dirty Mind' Tribute | Review

Submitted by Dylan Muhlberg on Thu, 05/12/2016 - 12:48 pm

In the weeks following pop icon Prince’s untimely passing, hordes of respected entertainers paid their respects through acknowledgement or performance. Once again, an artist’s full depth and impact is celebrated strongest posthumously. That is not to say that Prince’s impact as a musician and atypical sex symbol wasn’t already deeply influential. Take funk saxophonist and bandleader Karl Denson.

Daniella Katzir Band, Old Salt Union, & Friends Without Benefits

Submitted by Philip Emma on Thu, 05/12/2016 - 12:33 pm

Every Thursday at Cervantes Other Side in Denver, CO they feature a bluegrass night. On this night, Joseph James Brewing Company featured this week’s Grass For That Ass jam. This weekly tradition down in the Five Points section of this musical city has become a weekly occurrence for some of the bluegrass dedicated. On this night, there was a diverse music selection.

Haunted Windchimes | Rattle Your Bones

Submitted by Patrick Giblin on Thu, 05/12/2016 - 11:07 am

The Haunted Windchimes took to the studio with Guitarist/Mandolinist/Producer Chandler Pratt, best known for his work with The Good Luck Thrift Store Outfit, to record their 6th album, an LP on their own label Blank Tape RecordsRattle Your Bones offered an opportunity for the talented quartet from Pueblo, CO to release another fine example of their unique brand of Americana-Roots.  The band consists of Inaiah Lujan (Acoustic and Electric Guitar,

Nathaniel Rateliff | Stubbs | Austin, Texas

Submitted by Caitlin St. Pierre on Tue, 05/10/2016 - 5:33 pm

The other day I heard a startling statistic - over 200 people move to Austin every day. As a native Austinite, this doesn’t rattle me in any way… it just gives me a sense of unease for the future of my city. There’s a reason that droves of people are attracted enough to this energy to move here every day, but will too many people dilute that essence, that thing about Austin that gets into your bones? I don’t know.

Albert Castiglia | Big Dog | Review

Submitted by Shenae Armstrong on Mon, 05/09/2016 - 7:52 pm

Albert Castiglia [pronounced ka - steel - ya] was born in New York and raised in Miami since he was 5. He started taking guitar lessons at the age of 12. He found a passion for playing the guitar and has been perfecting his craft ever since.

Castiglia got his first big break when legendary harmonica player Junior Wells heard him play and sing. Castiglia was able to travel with Wells on several world tours.

Castiglia has shared the stage over the years with artist such as Larry McCray, Eddy “The Chief” Clearwater, Billy Boy Arnold and many more.