Mikaela Davis

Cabin fever is revived and revved up to an 11. This summer is finally showing itself, both societally and weather permitting. Let’s kick it off on Memorial Day weekend and see some music! My app is downloaded, I’ve scribbled down which sets I want to go to, and now comparing notes with friends, I still can’t decide which is my best option. It’s all posted online because it is time for Summer Camp 2022! It’s Sunshine, Moonshine, Soulshine, and Starshine stages to rage your face off.

The third day of the fourth Skull and Roses Festival saw the biggest crowds ever and record warm temperatures. A strong onshore wind helped mediate temperatures. When the Alligators rotated onstage just after 4 pm, the fairgrounds were packed with music fans. The band was actually created initially as a one-off to perform at the festival. According to promoter Dennis McNally, “The Gators came into being because Chris, the promoter of Skull and Roses, had a problem—and a vision.

Marco Benevento announces FOLLOW THE ARROW, a one day festival presented by the Woodstock, NY-based artist to be held Saturday, June 18 at Arrowood Farms in Accord, NY. Benevento will be joined by The Slip, Antibalas, El Michels Affair (DJ set), Mikaela Davis & Southern Star, Karina Rykman, Jayla Kai and Ratboy Jr.

It took all of 30 seconds into their show at Boston’s The Sinclair on Wednesday night to see that the members of psychedelic instrumentalist band Circles Around The Sun are incredibly excited for this spring tour. Right off the starting line of the show opening “Saturday’s Children,” Adam MacDougall was flailing jubilantly over his multiple keyboards, dishing out a spectrum of eerie and intriguing wails between synthesizer and piano.

Amy Helm’s silken voice weaves together her third solo album, What the Flood Leaves Behind. The lyrics reflect pain, truth, and beauty and asks questions that don’t always have an answer. Recorded at Helm Studios in Woodstock, NY, What the Flood Leaves Behind is a shining example of Amy’s spirit of collaboration.

Massachusetts-based singer/songwriter Jake Manzi has released “How Long This Time,” the third single from his debut album Whatever My Heart Allows (out May 7). Under The Radar say “The tender melodies of ‘How Long This Time’ quickly make for some of Manzi’s most passionate, heart-on-the-sleeve songwriting yet… Manzi has that coveted songwriting talent of translating personal heartbreak into universal writing that will hit anyone at their core.”

Listen to “How Long This Time” here:

FANS and KEEN x Garcia present the full list of artists invited to livestream on Earth Day to raise awareness about Alaska's Tongass National Forest — the largest temperate rainforest, and one of the most carbon-storing terrestrial ecosystems on Earth. The livestream will be a totally unique experience with artist performances coming from unique spaces and iconic venues across the country.

When it comes to heavenly deities, the preferred choice of instrument is the harp.  There is something so different and refreshing about the harp. In these days of pandemic and panic, a little taste of heaven may do you good. Perhaps because of the huge statue of a harp, it’s not something we see often in the jam band scene until now. 

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