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Neil Young's Covers Album Is Now On Sale
Fri, 18 Apr 2014 04:00:00 +0000
It looks like Neil Young’s highly anticipated covers album, A Letter Home, is now available as part of Record Store Day. JamBase has reported that Jack White’s Third Man Records quietly put the LP up for sal...
Chris Kuroda Runs Lights for Martin Garrix at Coachella
Fri, 18 Apr 2014 04:00:00 +0000
‘ Martin Garrix has enlisted Phish (and Justin Bieber) lighting master Chris Kuroda to take the reins at some of his bigger shows, and it looks like last weekend’s set at Coachella was one of them. In a recent interview with _El...
Gregg Allman Adds Summer Tour Dates
Fri, 18 Apr 2014 04:00:00 +0000
Gregg Allman has announced another round of summer tour dates. The Allman Brothers Band leader will now be hitting a number of cities on the West Coast this June and July before making a few stops on the East Coast in August after returning from Notodden Blues Festival in Norway. Tickets for most of...
The String Cheese Incident to Perform at KBCO in Boulder
Fri, 18 Apr 2014 04:00:00 +0000
The String Cheese Incident will perform at Boulder, CO’s KBCO studio today at 2 PM EST for a special, on-air set. In addition to the set, the band will also perform a free show on April 28 on The Hill in...
Greensky Bluegrass Confirm New Album _If Sorrows Swim_
Fri, 18 Apr 2014 04:00:00 +0000
Greensky Bluegrass will release their fifth studio album If Sorrows Swim due out September 9, the band confirmed on their Twitter today. If Sorrows Swim will serve as the follow-up to 2011’s Handguns. A coast to coast album r...
Gov't Mule Confirm Guests for Island Exodus 6
Fri, 18 Apr 2014 04:00:00 +0000
Joining Gov’t Mule for their sixth annual Island Exodus will be Johnny Winter, Anders Osborne and Warren Haynes Band saxophonist Ron Holloway. In addition to the guests, activities held on the island will include “True Roadie Stories” with Brian Farmer as well as Matt Abts’ Drum Clinic and more....
Phoncert Offers Broadcast of The Daze on the Green Featuring Tea Leaf Green, Dumpstaphunk and More
Fri, 18 Apr 2014 04:00:00 +0000
Phoncert will offer a live broadcast of The Daze on the Green 420 Festival from Sculpture Park in Denver, CO. The audio broadcast will begin today at 3:30 PM MT. Headliners will include Tea Leaf Green today, Dumpstaphunk and Stir Fried on April 19 and finally Kyle Hollingsworth Band and Karl Denson’...
Prince to Reissue _Purple Rain_ For 30th Anniversary
Fri, 18 Apr 2014 04:00:00 +0000
Prince and Warner Bros. Records confirmed a new partnership today “that will see the release of long-awaited, previously unheard material” including a 30th anniversary reissue of Prince’s iconic Purple Rain, first released in 1984. For the first time, Prince will be releasing a digitally remas...
Bob Weir & RatDog Add Additional Summer Dates
Fri, 18 Apr 2014 04:00:00 +0000
Bob Weir & RatDog rounded out their June touring schedule today as the band announced a week-long run beginning on June 7 at Hyannis, MA’s Cape Cod Melody Tent. From there, the band will make stops in Asbury Park, Grand Rapids, Madison, WI and Minneapolis before ending the run in Kansas City on June...
Mike Dillon Joins Umphrey's McGee in New Orleans
Fri, 18 Apr 2014 04:00:00 +0000
Umphrey’s McGee continued their run through the South last night with a stop at The Civic Theatre in New Orleans. During the first set, frequent collaborator Mike Dillon joined the band on vibes and percussion for “Muscle Shoals Nitty Gritty.” The last time the tune was played, February 19, 2013, Mi...
Kenny Wayne Shepherd Announces Spring and Summer Tour
Thu, 17 Apr 2014 04:00:00 +0000
‘ The Kenny Wayne Shepherd Band will hit the road this spring and summer for a tour in support of their new album, Goin’ Home. The record—the first that Shepherd has recorded in his hometown of Bossier City, LA—finds the guitarist revisiting classic songs by Muddy Waters, B.B. King, Albert Ki...
The Movement Embark On Spring Tour
Thu, 17 Apr 2014 04:00:00 +0000
The Movement got started with their spring tour last night in Boone, NC, and the Reggae-rockers are set to continue their outing tonight with a show in Greensboro, NC. The group will then make their way up and down the East Coast over the next few weeks before heading out to Colorado, Nevada and Cal...
Deer Tick and The Hold Steady Cover Each Other
Thu, 17 Apr 2014 04:00:00 +0000
Deer Tick and The Hold Steady will kick off their co-headlining tour tonight at the House of Blues in Boston. In honor of the outing, the two bands have released covers of each other’s songs, with the Hold Steady putting out a rendition of Deer Tick’s “Easy” and Deer Tick posting their take on The H...
Nugs.tv to Stream Phil Lesh and Friends' Vegas Run
Thu, 17 Apr 2014 04:00:00 +0000
Nugs.tv will offer a webcast of Phil Lesh and Friends’ upcoming three-night run at the Brooklyn Bowl Las Vegas. Lesh and the band—John Medeski, Jackie Greene, John Scofield and Joe Russo—are set to make their first appearance at the recently-opened venue April 18-20. The streams will begin at 7...
Electric Forest Adds Tycho, Excision, Classixx and More
Thu, 17 Apr 2014 04:00:00 +0000
Tycho, Excision, Classixx, Cosby Sweater and more have been added to the lineup for this year’s Electric Forest Festival. The new artists join a lineup that already includes The String Cheese Incident (three shows, including the Ms. Lauryn Hill Incident), STS9 (two shows), EOTO, Anders Osborne, The...
String Cheese Incident Announce Free Show in Boulder
Thu, 17 Apr 2014 04:00:00 +0000
The String Cheese Incident will play a special free show on The Hill in Bouder, CO on April 28. The show—set to take place at 6pm—will celebrate the release of Song In My Head, the band’s first studio album in nine years. The group made the announcement today via a silly video...
Papadosio, Earphunk, Random Rab, Pigeons Playing Ping Pong to Play Gratifly Festival
Thu, 17 Apr 2014 04:00:00 +0000
Papadosio, Opiuo, Random Rab, Earphunk, Pigeons Playing Ping Pong and more will take the stage at this year’s Gratifly Music and Arts Festival. The gathering—set to take place July 24-27 at Avalon in Westminster, SC—will also feature a performance by the Gratifly Symphony, the details of which wil...
NOLA Brewing Company Honors Rebirth Brass Band with A Pale Ale
Thu, 17 Apr 2014 04:00:00 +0000
NOLA Brewing Company has unveiled its new Rebirth Pale Ale in honor of New Orleans’ legendary Rebirth Brass Band. The American style pale ale, whose name also pays tribute to the post-Katrina rebirth of New Orleans, uses five malt varieties and Cascade, Simcoe and Citra hops. A portion of the pro...
Bear Creek 2014: Umphrey's McGee, Lettuce, Dumpstaphunk, New Mastersounds and More
Thu, 17 Apr 2014 04:00:00 +0000
Umphrey’s McGee, Lettuce, Dumpstaphunk, Budos Band, New Mastersounds, Break Science, Orgone, The Nth Power and many more will perform at the 2014 Bear Creek Music & Arts Festival. The event, which will take place November 13-16 at the Spirit of the Suwannee Music Park in Live Oak, FL, will also feat...
The Who to Begin 50th Anniversary Tour Later This Year
Thu, 17 Apr 2014 04:00:00 +0000
The Who will kick off their 50th anniversary tour later this year. The band will get started in the United Kingdom around Christmas making their way to North America in 2015. Pete Townshend has also said that the group may have enough material to release a new album in the coming year as well. T...

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A Moose And His Girl : Video Clips From The Coolest One
Fri, 18 Apr 2014 18:33:32 PDT
My moose and I.
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Declining catch rates in Caribbean Nicaragua green turtle fishery may be result of overfishing
Fri, 18 Apr 2014 18:23:32 PDT
A 20-year assessment of Nicaragua's legal, artisanal green sea turtle fishery has uncovered a stark reality: greatly reduced overall catch rates of turtles in what may have become an unsustainable take, according to conservation scientists .... continued
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Orangutan Injured By Poachers, Makes Charming Recovery
Fri, 18 Apr 2014 17:48:32 PDT
Saved from the clutches of poachers, this handsome hulk is on the mend — and appears serenely grateful for the assistance.

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The dhole remains an enigma, even as it struggles for survival
Fri, 18 Apr 2014 17:38:32 PDT
Dholes are one of the most remarkable, but least studied carnivores, with very few long-term scientific studies conducted on it
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Plan Ahead – 7 Meat Free Dishes + 3 Vegan Desserts / Breakfast
Fri, 18 Apr 2014 17:38:32 PDT
Spring has finally arrived and with a long bank holiday ahead, this week’s meat-free meal plan includes some recipes for entertaining and quick midweek options.
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