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Watch Bob Weir and Dumpstaphunk Rock “Fire On The Bayou” In San Francisco

On Monday night at San Francisco’s Great American Music Hall, Bob Weir, Jerry Harrison of Talking Heads and Dumpstaphunk co-headlined “Get Down to Earth” a charity event for the Green Schools Alliance.

The event was billed as both “Get Down to Earth” and “The Champions of Change Gala.” The evening included a cocktail hour, auction, and awards presentation to the evening’s honorees included Bob Weir and Bill McGlashan, the founder and managing partner of TPG Growth and co-founder and CEO of The Rise Fund.

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The Must Watch Eminem Interview

Eminem gets candid with Sway in his first interview since dropping “Kamikaze.”

Eminem has never been one to hold his tongue on the mic. Since the days of Infinite and The Slim Shady LP, Em has become known for speaking his truth detailing his troubling relationships with women, remarking on the drama of other celebrities or declaring his disdain for the likes of Ja Rule or the former Source Magazine owner Benzino.

These moments of candor are all over on Kamikaze, Eminem’s surprise retaliation album created as a direct response to the legions of Revival haters. Em doesn’t pull any punches on the album. In fact, he goes straight for the jugular of all his haters out there who have gone on record having less than positive things to say about his previous project. Though Slim Shady explicitly puts in the crosshairs several people (including rappers, his ex and politicians alike) there are still a lot of questions left in the wake for fans and hater to decode after Eminem surprised fans and dropped it with no announcement or pre-promotion on August 31st.

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Listen to songs from the new Prince album ‘Piano & A Microphone 1983’

A previously unheard cassette tape recording of Prince performing on his Piano at his Kiowa Trail home studio in Chanhassen, Minnesota has been turned into a 9 song 35 minute album. The song “Why The Butterflies” is the latest song to emerge which you can listen to it below. Another track from the album “Mary Don’t You Weep” played on the end credits of Spike Lee’s movie, BlacKkKlansman is a soul stirring rendition of the 19th Century spiritual.

Piano & A Microphone from the Prince Estate in coordination with Warner Bros will be released on Sept.21. You can pre-order the album here.

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Watch John Mayer Join Leon Bridges in LA

At The Greek Theatre in Los Angeles on Tuesday night, up and coming soul singer Leon Bridges continued his extensive tour in support of Good Thing. Bridges surprised the audience and brought out guitarist and his labelmate John Mayer to sit in for a couple of tunes.

The first collaboration came when Bridges and his backing band were joined by Mayer—who apparently came dressed in his pajamas—for Bridges’ ballad “Mrs.” off Good Thing album. John played a few masterful bluesy solos on his Paul Reed Smith.

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Tune in to Jim James Free Webcast This Wednesday

My Morning Jacket is currently taking a break in 2018 for the entire year; however,  but frontman Jim James is clearly staying busy with his solo initiatives. This Wednesday, September 12th, My Morning Jacket frontman Jim James will perform at multiple locations in San Francisco.  Earlier this summer, Jim issued his third solo album, Uniform Distortion, via ATO Records. In support of the new album, Jim James is gearing up for a national fall tour this November.

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Live Stream: Warren Haynes and Gov’t Mule from Red Rocks

Warren Haynes and Gov’t Mule will be performing at the legendary Red Rocks Amphitheatre on Friday, September 14th, with a three-set super show. Haynes will open the show with a solo set followed by a set with his band Gov’t Mule. The final act that evening will feature the only “Dark Side of The Mule” performance outside the East Coast which will be an audio and visual bonanza encompassing Gov’t Mule’s performance of some of Pink Floyd‘s most iconic tunes.

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Warren Haynes & Gov’t Mule Announce Red Rocks Webcast

This Friday, September 14th, Warren Haynes and Gov’t Mule will make a triumphant return to the legendary Red Rocks Amphitheatre with a three-set super show. Warren Haynes will open the show with a solo set followed by a set with Haynes’ band Gov’t Mule. The final act that evening will feature the only “Dark Side of The Mule” performance outside the East Coast. “Dark Side of The Mule” is an audio and visual bonanza which will encompass Gov’t Mule performing some of Pink Floyd‘s most iconic tunes. Tickets for Red Rocks are available here.

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Live Stream: Americana Fest Day Stage

The Americana Music Festival will take place in Nashville from Tuesday, Sept. 11 until Sunday, Sept. 16. Sponsored by the Americana Music Association, the 19th annual Americana Music Festival & Conference features a broad range of music showcases from diverse musicians in alt-country, roots-rock, bluegrass, R&B, blues, folk and singer-songwriters. NPR Music, WMOT and World Cafe will live streaming the performances from The Local in Nashville.

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Live Stream: Jim James in San Francisco

Frontman for the band My Morning Jacket, Jim James will be performing a free webcast from San Francisco on September 12th. The live stream is expected to begin at 5 p.m. PT. James released his most recent album Uniform Distortion earlier this year.

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Phish Returns to Mexico in February 2019

Phish, in conjunction with CID Presents, has just announced the return of their 4-night all-inclusive Caribbean concert vacation in Riviera Maya, Mexico – February 21-23, 2019 dubbed Revenge of the Return of Phish: Riviera Maya. The band will play on the beach for 3 nights of Phish in one of the most beautiful parts of the world (according to Beautiful Parts of the World Magazine). You will be able to see your favorite band on the beach at a seaside stage, providing an incredible backdrop for these intimate shows, just a few feet from the ocean. The Riviera Maya is a famous section of coastline along Mexico’s Yucatan Peninsula, stretching from Puerto Morales in the North, to Tulum in the South; surrounded by the crystal blue waters of the Caribbean Sea

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Watch Childish Gambino Remember Mac Miller at Chicago Concert

Childish Gambino took time out of his latest gig in Chicago to pay tribute to Mac Miller.

Miller was found dead at his Los Angeles home after an apparent overdose, the coroner confirmed. Miller was just 26-years-old. The rapper shot to fame in 2011 with his debut album, But My Mackin Aint Easy.  However, Mac openly struggled with substance abuse; even openly rapping about his struggles in multiple songs.  The rapper, whose real name is Malcolm James McCormick, has had a tumultuous run, in his life and in the press, in recent months, which included a DUI following a car crash in May and the very public dissolution of his relationship with singer Ariana Grande.

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Mac Miller Dead at 26

26-year-old rapper Mac Miller has died of an apparent overdose, according to reports from TMZ and Variety

Miller’s most recent album, Swimming, was just recently released just a month ago on Aug. 3. Miller planned a tour in support of his new album, which was scheduled to begin on Oct. 27 in San Francisco.

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Live Stream: Phil Lesh & Very Special Friends at the Apollo Theater

Watch a Free Live Webcast of Phil Lesh & Very Special Friends at the Apollo Theater Today, Phil Lesh will team up with a group of Very Special Friends for a benefit concert event at New York’s famed Apollo Theater. The Relix Channel will be live streaming the performance. Phil Lesh will join forces with the Harlem Gospel Choir The Terrapin Family Band (featuring Grahame Lesh, Jason Crosby, Ross James and Alex Koford), plus Nicki Bluhm, Eric Krasno, Talib Kweli and Robert Randolph.

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John Lennon Stamps Available via US Postal Service

The newest stamps in the Music Icons series honor singer and songwriter John Lennon (1940-1980), a rock-and-roll hero successful both as a founding member of the Beatles and as a solo artist. Still quite beloved around the world Lennon’s music remains an anchor of radio stations through out the USA and the world. John Lennon continues to speak for truth and peace.

The stamp design features a photograph of Lennon snapped by noted rock-and-roll photographer in August 1974, Bob Gruen.  During the photo session for Lennon’s 1974 album Walls and Bridges. For the stamps, the original black-and-white image has been treated in gradations of color.

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Live Stream: Paul McCartney in NYC

Paul McCartney will celebrate the release of his seventeenth solo album Egypt Station with a “secret concert” in New York City on September 7. The venue for the Paul McCartney secret Concert has not been revealed but… you can get official Paul McCartney MetroCards at NYC’s Grand Central Station so that might be a good guess on where you can see the concert live in person. If you are tuning in to the web cast, it starts at 8:00 pm.

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Paul McCartney livestreaming secret NYC show

Paul McCartney livestreaming secret NYC show, confirms Lennon broke up the Beatles & has an official MetroCard

Paul McCartney will celebrate this Friday’s release of his seventeenth solo album Egypt Station with a “secret concert” in New York City.  Paul McCartney is no stranger to embracing technology and you’re about to get further proof of it. To celebrate, the iconic musician has decided this performance will be webcast in real time for free on McCartney’s YouTube channel.

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John Mayer & Eric Krasno talk Grateful Dead, Guitar Gear & Songwriting in New Podcast

LOCKN’ Music Festival frankly was one of the best festivals this year.  It has been almost 10 days since the jam band mafia took over The Farm in Arrington, Virginia, yet the fans continually are blessed with more and more pictures, audio, videos, and fresh content continues to be bestowed on us fans! The standout highlights have been videos of the phenomenal Foundations of Funk, Lettuce’s JGB set which were the 2 best-received sets of the weekend and included at least 3 Dead & Company members in unannounced sit-ins.  While nerding out over all the unique collaborative content, the LOCKN’ Festival has also released a new podcast episode.  

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10 Things Not To Miss At LOCKN’ FESTIVAL

I am headed at this moment down to the 6th Annual LOCKN’ Music Festival and I cannot wait! This is my 3rd trip down to what is loveling known as ‘The Farm’ in Arrington, Virginia. This festival is the one I look most forward to every year because of its primary focus on jam bands and funk; moreover, the philosophy of the whole festival focuses on music improvisation and collaboration with artists that you wouldn’t usually see together. This festival’s brainchild is Peter Shapiro who is the founder of some iconic, cutting-edge venues like Brooklyn Bowl and The Capitol Theatre, not to mention he is the iconoclast that got the remaining Grateful Dead members (along with Trey Anastasio) to curate their final performances together dubbed “Fare Thee Well.” My favorite hashtag I have ever created is #peteshapiroismyhero and if you have ever been to any of his events or venues…you would know why!

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Phish’s Curveball festival in Watkins Glen going on as planned despite flooding

WATKINS GLEN, N.Y. – Phish does a big musical event pretty much every year, and this year the jam band once again has chosen the Finger Lakes region of New York for its big summer bash. Fish might like water, but the 40,000 Phish phans who are traveling en mass to the Watkins Glen International Raceway for the band’s three-day Curveball music festival this weekend might want to pack both a raincoat and some tarps to waterproof their tents.

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Dead & Company Announce Second Annual Playing in the Sand Event in Mexico

Dead & Company will return to Riviera Maya, in Mexico’s Yucatan Penisula, at the beginning of 2019, for the second annual Playing In The Sand destination event. CID Presents and Dead & Company’s all-inclusive Caribbean concert vacation will take place January 17 – 20, 2019.

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