October 2020

Today, Baltimore-based jam-funk quartet Pigeons Playing Ping Pong announced plans for a movie-themed Halloween weekend entitled “Flockbuster” Halloween. Performing two socially distant live concerts at The Diamond in Richmond, VA on October 30-31, the band will pay homage to classic movie soundtracks of the past few decades. Attendees can expect a high-octane exposition of Pigeons’ infectious energy as they interweave cinematic cover songs with their toe-tapping, funky originals.

The ALLMAN BROTHERS BAND have announced plans to re-issue their legendary performance at the July 4, 1970 Atlanta International Pop Festival. Attended by over half a million people, the band's epic performances showed clear signs on what was to come on future live albums like 1971's At Fillmore East and 1972's Eat A Peach.

Cola Concerts is bringing music back to Columbia with a star-studded lineup to kick off the new series at the Columbia Speedway Entertainment Center. The acts include indie rock duo and Charleston natives Shovels and Rope on November 14, retro-soul band St. Paul & The Broken Bones on November 20, southern rockers The Allman Betts Band with special guest Tab Benoit on November 21, Grammy Award winners Ranky Tanky on November 22, and country music legend Wynonna Judd on December 10.

Sci-fi jam scene shredders, Consider the Source, released the 3rd Volume in their “Fuck It! We’ll Do It Live” series.

Whereas the previous volumes were captured in front of live audiences, this version is unique to the times as it was taken from an all-improv live stream performance during the height of Covid-19 quarantine.

“No songs, no rehearsed parts, no preconceived riffs, no overdubs,  just 3 friends celebrating being able to make music in the same room together.“

Today, HeadCount announced they have registered over 1 million voters since the nonpartisan organization was founded in 2004, with nearly half coming during the 2020 election cycle.

While the organization has spent most of the past decade and a half registering voters at concerts and music festivals, the COVID-19 pandemic forced it to pivot to a mostly digital approach, which led to some of the most viral pop culture moments of this election cycle. 

Legendary rock musician Ann Wilson has returned with her first release in two years. “The Revolution Starts Now” is available today on Ann’s official YouTube Channel and for digital download on AnnWilson.com.