With more than 20 gold, platinum and multi-platinum records, WAR have cemented their righteous strains of funk and soul in the fabric of global culture and consciousness. But in the 50 years since The World is a Ghetto made the Southern Californian street band a crossover sensation and became the best-selling album of 1973, the group's sound has continued to transcend genres and generations.

After nearly two weeks of cold rainy, and foggy weather on the southern California coast, the sun came out just in time for the opening day of the 2023 Skull and Roses Music Festival on Surfers Point in Ventura. The shortened first day of music, which began at 5 pm, was a bonus day for the many fans of the Grateful Dead genre who filled the sold-out campgrounds earlier in the day.

The music of Colony House—an indie rock band made up of brothers Will and Caleb Chapman, as well as Scott Mills and Parke Cottrell—is playfully self-described as “landlocked surf rock.” Their music is built on pillars of honesty, accessibility and family, and much of The Cannonballers is too: within 11 tracks, the band delves into where they come from and how a place, and its memories, have made them.

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Easy Eye Sound have shared the latest offering from their compilation Tell Everybody! (21st Century Juke Joint Blues) out August 11, a recently-announced collection which brings together wide-ranging voices from across the genre landscape compiled by label founder Dan Auerbach. Initially sharing the surging title track from Louisiana blues master Robert Finley, Easy Eye Sound (Billboard’s 2022 Blues Label of the Year) are now highlighting one of the genre’s top up-and-coming voices: Chicago-based Gabe Carter.

Once in a while you get shown the light, in the strangest of places if you look at it right: today, April 20th, the Grateful Dead launches its official TikTok account, @gratefuldead. In conjunction with Rhino Entertainment, the channel will serve as an outlet to celebrate the decades of music, generations of community, and endless array of creativity that has woven the band and its fans into every new era of the world's counterculture and consciousness. For its inaugural post – soundtracked by a remastered 1969 live recording of "St.

New Breed Brass Band has released the second single from their forthcoming album, Made In New Orleans.  "Give It To Me" is a testament to the band's versatility and musicianship, combining sophisticated brass chord voicings with a sleek pop-forward bounce sound that's sure to make you want to move. Kango Slim’s lissome vocal plays off the relentless bounce toasting of the great Big Choo, as ribbons of saxophone and brass fanfare lend a swooning, celebratory atmosphere.

BMG and The Montreux Jazz Festival have today announced the release of Dr. John: The Montreux Years – Friday, June 2, 2023 and available to pre-order now. The brand-new release in the Montreux Years series is a collection of Dr. John’s finest performances at the Montreux Jazz Festival between 1986 to 2012. Beautifully restored and mastered, Dr. John: The Montreux Years will be available in multi-format configurations including superior audiophile heavyweight vinyl, high-quality CD and HD digital.

Thundercat joins Zane Lowe in-studio on Apple Music 1 to discuss his surprise collaboration with Tame Impala on new song “No More Lies”. He tells Apple Music why the experience was “one of the greater moments” for him and discusses the origin of the collaboration, how Tame Impala’s “Apocalypse Dreams” got him through one of the hardest moments of his life, the experience of creating together, and more.

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“It’s kind of classic country chords,” says Chris Shiflett about his brand new tune “Dead And Gone.” He’s not wrong, but it’s so much more than that. The two-step-ish feel is there, as are the sweet dobro playing of Charlie Worsham and the swampy tremolo guitar tones of Tom Bukovac, but a wildly fuzzy electric guitar fills the space between Shiflett’s slightly overdriven and doubled vocal lines. He stomps on another pedal for his solo that splits his guitar into three whole octaves of in-your-face chicken pickin’ licks.