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Celebrating the adventurous spirit of Lowell native author Jack Kerouac, the Fourth Annual The Town and The City Festival returns April 28 and 29, 2023.  Initial artists announced for the festival include John Doe Folk Trio, Ted Leo, Robin Lane, Nora Brown (w/Stephanie Coleman), and Senseless Optimism.  Many more will be announced in January.  Two day passes  go on sale this Friday, November 25th at 10:00 AM with special Black Friday/Cyber Monday  pricing of just $40.

According to Merriam-Webster, to collaborate is defined as “to work jointly with or together, especially in an intellectual manner” and for music fans, we love this word. Whether it is put to good use within the members of our favorite bands or through the avenue of the surprise sit in, everyone in the audience loves a good gelling and these instances are usually what make up the fabled stories of our musical adventure. When one considers the collaborative effort through the lens of improvisational music, the end result has a giant question mark looming over it.

Brandi Carlile’s Mothership Weekend” will take place in Miramar Beach, FL May 12-14. Created as an annual Mother’s Day celebration, the three-day festival created in partnership with Topeka will feature performances from Carlile, Hozier, Bonnie Raitt, Mavis Staples, Nathaniel Rateliff & The Night Sweats, Danielle Ponder, The Milk Carton Kids, Katie Pruitt and Fancy Hagood. Tickets for the festival go on-sale Monday, December 5 at 11:00am ET/8:00am PT with pre-sale registration open now.

In conjunction with RSD Black Friday, RTM—the worldwide leader in reel-to-reel tape manufacturing—and ThinkIndie Distribution are reissuing a series of critically acclaimed albums on cassette for the first time ever. Alanis Morissette’s Such Pretty Forks in the Road and Giovannie and the Hired Guns’ Bad Habits are making their debut on cassette, along with My Morning Jacket’s much beloved Holiday offering, My Morning Jacket Does Xmas Fiasco Style.

For over 30 years, Shakedown Street has been performing the immense catalog of the Grateful Dead. The ever-shifting repertoire draws from homegrown idioms steeped in traditional Americana, folk, blues, jazz, and rock and roll, with a healthy dose of the avant-garde.

Grammy Award-winning singer, songwriter and musician Billy Strings will return to Colorado’s Red Rocks Amphitheatre next spring for two shows on May 11 and 12.

Today, Dave Okumu & The 7 Generations announce new album I Came From Love. The album will be released April 14, 2023 via Transgressive Records.

I Came From Love is a tapestry of the Black experience that explores ancestry, the legacy of slavery, what it means to exist in an unjust society, and Okumu’s own family history.

Calling All Crows announced that the Righteous Babes Revue will perform at its 15th Annual Benefit Concert December 10, 2022, at the House of Blues Boston.  The concert, headlined by Chadwick Stokes & Friends, will open with Righteous Babe artists Gracie and Rachel, Holly Miranda, and Jocelyn Mackenzie performing a special set together.  Tickets are on sale now at LiveNation.com.

Harry Belafonte has been breaking records and breaking down barriers since his unparalleled career began in the 1950s. His tremendous legacy as a musician, activist and actor is being celebrated on November 5th, 2022, when Belafonte will be honored with the Early Influence Award at the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony in Los Angeles.

2x GRAMMY® Award-winner Shooter Jennings will honor the life, legacy, and legend of the late, great Warren Zevon with Shooter Jennings and the Werewolves of Los Angeles Do Zevon at THE ROXY, a very special evening of wall-to-wall Zevon songs set for February 3, 2023 at the world famous Roxy Theatre in West Hollywood, CA. Presales begin Thursday, November 17 at 10:00 pm (local). General on-sales get underway Friday, November 18 at 10:00 am (local).

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