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Jam Cruise 17 Announces Official Theme Nights

​Jam Cruise 17 will depart Miami aboard the Norwegian Jade on January 15, 2019. The cruise ship will make stops in Belize City, BZ, Cozumel, Mexico and Progreso, Mexico before returning to Miami on January 21st.  We found out this year that the cruise will be extended an additional day!   Umphrey’s McGee, Kamasi Washington, Turkuaz, Galactic, Karl Denson’s Tiny Universe, Melvin Seals & JGB, and boat virgins Khruangbin are just a few of the featured acts set to perform on Jam Cruise 17.

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Margo Price Releases “Leftover” Music Video

Amazon has recently launched a collaborative series “Produced By,” which matches up artists and producers to create exclusive content for their users.   Through this series, Margo Price has recently released a music video for “Leftovers,” a new song created in conjunction with producer Matt Ross-Spang.

“I wrote ‘Leftovers’ based on the kinds of people that don’t have any original ideas of their own,” Price says in an official statement. “It could be anything from stealing a song idea, to copying someone else’s style, or dating an ex of a good friend….I also really just wanted to rhyme ‘asshole’ with ‘casserole’ and this seemed like the perfect opportunity.

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Anderson .Paak and Kendrick Lamar Collaborate on New Track “Tints”

Anderson .Paak and Kendrick Lamar have teamed up on a new track called “Tints”, the most recent single off of .Paak’s upcoming album “Oxnard”.  The single produced by Om’Mas Keith and .Paak has that familiar West Coast hip hop sound that .Paak attributes to his upbringing in the Southern California city of Oxnard.

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Hardly Strictly Bluegrass Webcast Announced

The 2018 iteration of Hardly Strictly Bluegrass festival begins on Friday, October 5 and runs through Sunday, October 7 which will take place in San Francisco in Golden Gate Park. This festival is one of the only free music festivals in the country; additionally, this is one of the few annual events given a permit for a music festival in the legendary Golden Gate Park. If you are unable to make it down to Golden Gate Park this weekend, Hardly Strictly Bluegrass just announced they will do a live streaming webcast.

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Austin City Limits Offers Free Live Stream of 1st Weekend

Austin City Limits 2018 kicks off their first weekend in Texas this Friday, October 5. Austin City Limits have just announced that it will be partnering with Red Bull TV to offer a free live webcast of the festivities from weekend one.

The webcast will include a collection of featurettes like backstage interviews and selected performances from a bevy of ACL acts.  Some of the acts that will be available to view via the webcast include Paul McCartneyMetallica, The National, Camila Cabello, CHVRCHES,Travis Scott, Arctic Monkeys, Janelle Monáe, Greta Van Fleet, Nelly, Shakey Graves St. Vincent, Sylvan Esso, Father John Misty, Brandi Carlile, Manchester Orchestra, Houndmouth, Mt. Joy, Gang of Youths, Natalie Prass and more. Some of the interviews and music will also be available on-demand post the festival.

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John Prine Covers Stevie Wonder For ‘Spotify Singles’

Iconic singer-songwriter John Prine covered one of Stevie Wonder’s anthems “I Just Called To Say I Love You” during a live session recorded for the ongoing Spotify Singles series. The series typically sees musicians record one of their own songs as well as a cover of a song they love for a special release via the global streaming platform.

Additionally, the 71-year-old singer-songwriter also performed a song from his recently issued album, The Tree of Forgiveness during his session in Nashville. Prine released The Tree of Forgiveness, his first album of new material in 13 years which was recorded at the historic RCA Studio A. The ten-track LP was produced by Nashville vet Dave Cobb and accompanied by The Secret Sisters. Dave Cobb also served as the producer for recent records from Sturgill SimpsonJason Isbell and more.

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Brooklyn Comes Alive: “All Killer, No Filler”

This past Saturday, in Williamsburg, Brooklyn, I can attest in fact that Brooklyn Came Alive. Allow me to explain, this year for the 4th year in a row Live For Live Music hosted this amazing single day event which sure felt a ton like Jam Cruise or New Orleans Jazz Fest. I say that because within about 8 square blocks in Williamsburg, musicians from the highest echelon of the jam scene got together, in formations they are not known to play in; like one-off supergroups, brand new band debuts and epic tribute sets. The three venues in Williamsburg chosen this year were Rough TradeMusic Hall of Williamsburg and Brooklyn Bowl. I can personally attest that the best part of the Brooklyn music scene revealed itself to me at each one of these unique venues over the 12-hour period I wandered around Williamsburg chasing the groove.

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Brooklyn Electronic Music Festival 2018 Line-up

This year will mark the tenth anniversary of the the Brooklyn Electronic Music Festival. The festival which takes place this year October 3-6, 2018 will be held at various venues in Brooklyn such as, Diviera Drive, House Of Yes, Good Room, H0L0, Output, Avant Gardner and Analog Bkny. The festival line-up includes both acclaimed artists and local talent, such as Totally Enormous Extinct Dinosaurs, Mount Kimbie and Motor City Drum Ensemble.

You can purchase tickets here while they last.

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Watch Willie Nelson Perform New Song “Vote ’Em Out” at rally for Beto O’Rourke

On Saturday night, country music icon Willie Nelson headlined a free concert in Austin for Texas Senate candidate Beto O’Rourke.

With his legendary guitar Trigger in hand, signature red bandanna and T-shirt emblazoned with ‘Beto for Senate’ , Nelson encouraged the crowd to join in and sing along with his new song “Vote ‘Em Out.”

Before he started the politically-driven song, which is a call to action against candidates voters dislike, Nelson said “Here’s a new song we’re going to spring on y’all tonight. Take it home with you, spread it around,”

“If you don’t like who’s in there, vote ’em out / that’s what Election Day is all about / and the biggest gun we got / is called the ballot box / if you don’t like who’s in there / vote ’em out.”

Beto O’Rourke is the Democratic candidate hoping to unseat Ted Cruz from his senate seat.

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Live Stream: Watch “The 2018 Global Citizen Festival in New York City

Watch “The 2018 Global Citizen Festival in New York City

Featuring Janet Jackson along with Shawn Mendes, Cardi B, and Janelle Monáe. Also featuring special guest John Legend, and hosts Deborra-lee Furness and Hugh Jackman.

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Phil Lesh Appears as Largest Donor to Dr. Christine Blasey Ford’s GoFundMe

On Thursday, the nation was glued to Christine Blasey Ford’s powerful testimony in front of the Senate Judiciary Committee and many viewers who tuned in immediately showed their support by opening their wallets via GoFundMe.

For those people who do not consume the news via the endless 24-hour news cycle, earlier this month, Stanford University professor Dr. Ford accused Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh of attempted rape in the early ’80s. After stepping forward, she has become a lightning rod for liberals and conservatives all over America.

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T.I. Taps Dave Chappelle To Be The Voice Inside his Head on New Album

It’s been 4 years since rapper T.I. released a new album and to the delight of hip-hop fans everywhere, he’s just teased that his 10th studio album Dime Trap LP featuring comedian Dave Chappelle, will be ‘Coming Freakishly Soon’.

In a video T.I. recently shared on his Instagram feed, Dave Chappelle narrates over the sounds of a swooning organ riff “All my life all I wanted to do was be great. If the stakes are everything, you’ll tell yourself anything you need to hear to survive.

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Watch new footage of John Lennon and George Harrison in the studio

New footage of John Lennon performing the song “How Do You Sleep?” was recently released ahead of the upcoming 6-CD box set Imagine – The Ultimate Collection, which is due out on Oct. 5.

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Phish Returns to MSG for 2018 New Year’s Eve

Phish will return to their proverbial home to celebrate the end of 2018 and ring in 2019. Trey and Co. announced a four-night New Year’s Run at Madison Square Garden set to take place from Friday, December 28th through Monday, December 31st.  

In 2017, Phish played a total of 17 concerts at MSG including a historic 13-show, no song repeat residency dubbed the Baker’s Dozen. By the time the 2018 concludes, the  iconic four-piece will have performed 60 times at the famed venue dating back to their Madison Square Garden debut on December 30, 1994. MSG has held eight of the last nine Phish New Year’s Runs, including 2018, have been held at The Garden. This year’s Phish New Year’s Run will mark the 12th time the band has rung in the New Year at the “World’s Most Famous Arena” (not counting ’94, when the band made their MSG debut on 12/30 amidst a 4-night, 4-city New Year’s Run that finished the following night in Boston). 

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Interview with Kunj Shah: Brooklyn Comes Alive brings the late night vibe of JazzFest to BK

Brooklyn’s premier live music festival, Brooklyn Comes Alive will return for the 4th year on September 29th. Every year this festival is better and different from the previous year! The week Fangeist caught up with the founder of Brooklyn Comes Alive. This year the vibes is something akin to what happens late night at Jazz Fest in New Orleans–except this happens in Brooklyn for one memorable evening. Brooklyn Comes Alive will return to Williamsburg on Saturday to serve NYC a truly unique live music experience.

Hey Kunj, so great to chat with you about Brooklyn Comes Alive. Thank you so much for sitting down with us. I can’t wait for this year’s iteration of Brooklyn Comes Alive.  I would love people to hear a bit about what you’re up to?

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Ryley Walker reimagines Dave Matthews Band’s The Lillywhite Sessions

Ryley Walker, a Chicago-based experimentalist singer-songwriter has announced his next album, a cover of Dave Matthews Band’s fan favorite and the lost album The Lillywhite Sessions, will be released on November 16.

Dave Matthew’s Band recorded these tracks between 1999 and 2000 and the sessions with producer Steve Lillywhite were intended to serve as DMB’s follow-up to their third full-length, Before These Crowded Streets. However, the band and label decided to shelve the songs and Dave Matthews instead wrote Everyday alongside producer Glen Ballard — until they were leaked via Napster as The Lillywhite Sessions.

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Live Stream: Farm Aid 2018

Watch and listen to the legendary artists who are coming together to support Farm Aid’s mission of building a vibrant, family farm-centered system of agriculture in America.

The Farm Aid 2018 Webcast Lineup:

– Jamey Johnson – 3:00pm
– Nathaniel Rateliff & The Night Sweats – 3:31pm
– Kacey Musgraves – 4:18pm
– Sturgill Simpson – 5:13pm
– Chris Stapleton – 6:08pm
– Dave Matthews & Tim Reynolds – 7:03pm
– John Mellencamp – 8:03pm
– Neil Young & Promise of the Real – 9:03pm
– Willie Nelson & Family – 10:03pm

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John Mayer Scheduled To Perform Acoustic Set At Benefit Concert

Each year Paul Reed Smith Guitars hosts the One Night One Show One Cause benefit concert with proceeds going towards Johns Hopkins Kimmel Cancer Center. The 2018 benefit will feature an acoustic set by John Mayer.

One Night One Show One Cause ’18 will take place at The Modell Lyric in Baltimore on October 7. Tickets went on sale via Ticketmaster and immediately sold out. PRS Guitars has supported the Living with Cancer Resource Program at the Johns Hopkins Kimmel Cancer Center since 2000. This year’s benefit is presented by Knott Realty Group.

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Watch John Mayer Spread The Love of The Grateful Dead on Jimmy Kimmel

John Mayer may not have any more dates on the books with Dead & Company for the year, yet the guitarist is out there being an evangelist about the iconic music of the Grateful Dead. Mayer stopped by Jimmy Kimmel Live yesterday to perform some songs for the live audience, including the Grateful Dead’s “Fire on the Mountain.” Mayer also gave a lengthy interview and spoke with Kimmel extolling the virtues about playing with Dead & Company. Additionally, he joked about the perks of being friends with his sometimes co-creator, comedian Dave Chappelle.  Mayer also plugged his upcoming “season” of Instagram stories and showed a “trailer” to the audience about what to look forward to on his most recent social media initiative.

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Dickey Betts in critical condition after accident at his Florida home

Dickie Betts, the “Ramblin’ Man” singer-songwriter and founding Allman Brothers Band guitarist has been hospitalized after an accident at his home. Betts went out to his backyard on Little Sarasota Bay in Florida and while playing with the family dog, he slipped and cracked his head, causing bleeding in his brain the Sarasota Herald-Tribute reports.

David Spero, Betts’ longtime friend and manager, said the iconic rock legend is listed “in critical but stable condition.” Betts has been sedated at an undisclosed local hospital following the freak accident that occurred Monday evening at the home he shares with wife, Donna. Brain surgery is scheduled for this Friday to relieve swelling from the injury.

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