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“Sounds weird and it’s probably not my thing,” was my initial retort when told one of the narrators in Remarkably Bright Creatures is an octopus. Well, it is a little strange, but I was so wrong about this beautifully crafted novel not being my type of book. Thank goodness I didn’t listen to my inner voice and purchased Shelby Van Pelt’s debut page-turner.

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The Disco Biscuits extended their nationwide Why We Dance tour with a performance at the historic F.M. Kirby Center for the Performing Arts in Wilkes-Barre, PA, on Thursday night.

Here’s guitarist Charlie Hunter, live on stage at HopMonk Tavern Novato this week, speaking for himself and drummer Scott Amendola.

We can still get excited at our age.”

They have much to be excited about!

On the memorable evening of March 23, music lovers gathered at Renfro Valley, Kentucky, and were treated to an enchanting showcase featuring the renowned Nitty Gritty Dirt Band, with a captivating opening act by Britt Taylor. Taylor's performance served as the perfect prelude to the main event, drawing in the audience with her soulful vocals and engaging stage presence.

Eggy made their seventh appearance at the Brooklyn Bowl, on March 23, 2024, quite memorable with a set of covers and guests in honor of the Jewish holiday Purim. Fans were encouraged to dress in costume, and the band dressed in decade-wear. They also sold out the New York, NY venue well before the date of the show. Uncle Jesse provided support with pre-show dance music.

Eggy, the jam rock quartet from Connecticut, crushed two sets at Ardmore Music Hall in Ardmore, PA on Friday, March 22, 2024. They warmed up by recording an episode of The Drop, which is a live podcast with Osiris' RJ Bee. Disco Biscuit bassist Marc Brownstein sat in for a tune as well.

Funk legend and Meters' bassist George Porter Jr. returned to the Brooklyn Bowl in Brooklyn, NY on Saturday, March 16, 202, along with his band Runnin' Pardners to celebrate the life of drummer Russell Batiste. He also brought many accomplished friends including drummer Adam Deitch, keyboardist John Papa Gros, and guitarist Cris Jacobs.

Most national touring bands don’t typically play ten shows in one state, but then again, moe. is not your typical band. They are more like a musical montage spinning at furious speeds, constantly gaining momentum from each other and their loyal fan base, lovingly and respectfully called moe.rons. Hailing from upstate New York, the band feels more like they are from all fifty states as they have made forever friends and fans throughout their journey. moe. has enhanced, nourished, and expanded peoples' lives much like a healthy marriage.

Daniel Donato’s Cosmic Country was exactly that, a cosmic unfolding of unparalleled energy and skill as the Young Man’s Country paints the entire nation Cosmic. From the opening chords at the sold-out Hobart Art Theatre on 3/22/24, Donato captivated the audience. There was a loving presence alive in that room that gave us all a fabulous Friday to remember.

On Saturday night, The Machine graced the stage at Penn’s Peak, delivering full renditions of three legendary Pink Floyd albums.