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There's no better place to be on a Saturday night than at the Hollywood Bowl, especially when deadmau5 is set to perform. Whether you're flying solo, on a date, or in a group of friends, a Deadmau5 show promises an unforgettable, electric experience. This particular concert, marking the kick-off of his tour, was titled “retro5spective: 25 years of Deadmau5” and celebrated his impressive career spanning over two decades.

Future jam quartet Space Bacon returned to Brooklyn Made on Saturday, April 20, 2024, for their first-ever 420 show in Brooklyn, NY. This fun event was also the first celebration of legal cannabis in Brooklyn, as this night marked the first time on April 20 occurred when cannabis could be legally purchased in the Big Apple.

A quarter-century ago, guitarist Eddie Roberts joined forces in Leeds (that’s a city in the U.K., my friends) with drummer Simon Allen, bassist Pete Shand, and keyboardist Bob Birch. Birch was replaced by Joe Tatton in 2007, and Tatton remains in the band to this day. Now, with over a dozen studio albums under their collective belts, the mostly-instrumental jazz-funk quartet is on tour to celebrate their new record, the not-ironically named “Old School.”

They met at NYU as students with one common goal: to make every gig feel like a party and to keep everyone dancing. Several years and many rooftop gigs later, Stolen Gin lived up to this mantra at their biggest show yet last Saturday, April 13, 2024, at the legendary Bowery Ballroom in New York, NY. Fans raged into the night as this quintet delivered a strong funk-pop vibe coupled with well-placed jazz and rock improvisation.

Last week, The Black Crowes proved once again that rock and roll is still alive and well as they hit The Fillmore Auditorium in Denver on Monday, April 8 to give rabid fans a dose of rhythm and blues southern style. Promoting their latest album Happiness Bastards, the octet gave everything they had to a packed house and delivered both iconic tunes of the past as well as most of the new record.

On April 10, 2024, the YouTube Theater witnessed a captivating departure from Godsmack's usual high-octane shows. This concert, part of their Vibez Tour, traded the mosh pits for a more intimate and introspective atmosphere, offering a unique experience for their fans. No one really knew what to expect from a show billed as an intimate night with the band.

Melvin Seals brought his talented band to the iconic Capitol Theatre on April 5, 2024 for two fiery sets of classic Jerry Garcia Band covers, and more. They were joined by saxophonist Ron Holloway. Psychedelic rockers One Eyed Jack provided their support.

The Infamous Stringdusters should be way more famous.

Not to say they haven’t earned numerous accolades, including a Grammy win for Best Bluegrass Album in 2018. The quintet also tops the bill at many string-based festivals. While perhaps not yet a “household name” in the bluegrass pantheon, the Stringdusters may be the worst-kept secret in the genre.

The Disco Biscuits released their much anticipated ninth album Revolution in Motion to a sold out crowd at New York City's Webster Hall on March 29, 2024. This was not just any album, but rather a techno "Space Opera," where the Disco Biscuit band members are a subset of the characters.

Pulling up to the Lobero Theatre on a tranquil Monday evening, March 25, the scene was set for a night far from ordinary. Lyle Lovett's scheduled acoustic performance was underscored by the presence of two large tour buses and a colossal semi-truck, hinting at the grandeur that awaited inside the modest 600-seat venue. The "acoustic" label scarcely did justice to the evening's arrangement, with a host of entertainers enhancing the festivities.

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