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Clearwater Festival to Honor Pete and Toshi Seeger
Tue, 15 Apr 2014 04:00:00 +0000
This year’s Clearwater Great Hudson River Revival will be a celebration of the lives and work of Pete and Toshi Seeger. The 49th edition of the event, which was founded by the Seegers in 1966, will take place June 21 and 22 on the banks of the Hudson River in Croton-On-Hudson, NY. The festival w...
Phoncert to Stream Lotus Shows at Brooklyn Bowl
Tue, 15 Apr 2014 04:00:00 +0000
Phoncert will offer a live audio stream of tonight and tomorrow night’s Lotus shows at the Brooklyn Bowl via its internet service and iOS app. The free streams will begin at 9:30pm ET, when the band takes the stage. As previously reported, tonight’s show will be the second...
Zac Brown Band Add Eighth Member, Announce Summer Tour Dates
Tue, 15 Apr 2014 04:00:00 +0000
Zac Brown Band will embark on their Great American Road Trip tour in support of their latest album, The Grohl Sessions Vol. 1, which was produced by Dave Grohl. The group will be joined by their new member, bassist Matt Mangano, while longtime ZBB bassist and vocalist John Driskell will take up di...
Levon Helm Band's _Midnight Ramble Session, Volume 3_ Set for Release
Tue, 15 Apr 2014 04:00:00 +0000
Vanguard Records and Levon Helm Studios are set to release The Levon Helm Band – The Midnight Ramble Sessions Volume 3, a collection of songs from Helm’s famed Rambles, on July 1. The compilation features select tracks recorded by the Levon Helm Band—Levon Helm, Larry Campbell, Jimmy Vivino, Mike...
Psycho Killers to Celebrate 30th Anniversary of _Stop Making Sense_
Tue, 15 Apr 2014 04:00:00 +0000
In the spring of 1984, Talking Heads and Director Jonathan Demme released Stop Making Sense, a concert film that captured the spirit of the band at the peak of their careers and spanned their expansive musical catalog. To celebrate the 30th anniversary of the iconic film, Baltimore, MD-based tribu...
The Mars Volta and Flea's New Project Confirms Album Release Date
Tue, 15 Apr 2014 04:00:00 +0000
Antemasque, the new band from Red Hot Chili Peppers bassist Flea and Mars Volta co-founders Omar Rodriguez-Lopez and Cedric Bixler-Zavala, will release their eponymous debut LP on July 15. The collaborative band has already previewed three songs (“4AM,” “People Forget,” and “Hangin’ in t...
Joe Russo's Almost Dead Announce Chicago Shows
Tue, 15 Apr 2014 04:00:00 +0000
Joe Russo’s Almost Dead will head to Chicago for shows on September 19 and 20 at the Concord Music Hall. The group—Scott Metzger, Tommy Hamilton, Dave Dreiwitz, Marco Benevento and Joe Russo—will be making their debut in the city. Tickets for the shows will be available this Friday, April 18 at 10...
Bob Weir & RatDog Add West Coast Performances
Tue, 15 Apr 2014 04:00:00 +0000
Bob Weir & RatDog have added two gigs out west for this July. The band will perform at the Pearl Concert Theater at The Palms in Las Vegas on Saturday, July 5 before hitting the Red Butte Garden in Salt Lake City on Thursday, July 10. More dates are expected in the near future. As “previously rep...
Rolling Stones Confirm Rescheduled Australia and New Zealand Dates
Tue, 15 Apr 2014 04:00:00 +0000
The Rolling Stones have announced the dates for their rescheduled Australia and New Zealand shows. The band will kick of their run down under this fall with a show at Oval in Adelaide, Australia on October 25. The Stones have also added a second, previously unscheduled gig for November 15 at the Hop...
Trey Anatasio Band Add Pre-Summer Camp Shows
Tue, 15 Apr 2014 04:00:00 +0000
Trey Anastasio Band have announced a pair of pre-Summer Camp shows in Ohio. The group will perform at the House of Blues in Cleveland on Friday, May 23 before heading to the Taft Theatre in Cincinatti on Saturday, May 24. The band will then play Summer Camp the following day. Tickets for the Ohio gi...
Carolina Chocolate Drops' Dom Flemons Records Solo LP
Tue, 15 Apr 2014 04:00:00 +0000
Dom Flemons, founding member of Carolina Chocolate Drops and American Songster, will release his third solo album, Prospect Hill, on July 22 via Music Maker Relief Foundation. According to a press release, the album will find Flemons digging deeply into ragtime, Piedmont blues, spirituals, souther...
Moon Hooch Saxophonists Sit In with Lotus at the Brooklyn Bowl
Tue, 15 Apr 2014 04:00:00 +0000
Mike Wilbur and Wenzyl McGowan of Moon Hooch sat in with Lotus last night during the first show of their three-night run at the Brooklyn Bowl. Wilbur came out for “Opo” during the first set, and both the saxophonists joined the fray during the second set for “Break Build Burn” and “Middle Road.” Las...
Aqueous Announce Summer Tour
Tue, 15 Apr 2014 04:00:00 +0000
Aqueous have added a series of summer dates to their extensive tour schedule. The jaunt will feature an extended run down the East Coast with multiple dates in Virginia and North Carolina, followed band’s second trip to moe.down in August. Their Buffalo, NY band’s spring outing will also include a...
Big Gigantic Performs with High School Marching Band at Coachella
Tue, 15 Apr 2014 04:00:00 +0000
Big Gigantic got some help from the Shadow Hills High School Marching Band during their show at Coachella this past Sunday. The duo were joined by the 34-student band—which featured a drum line, brass, woodwinds and a flag team—for “I Need A Dollar” and “Can’t Hold Us.” Big Gigantic’s full Coac...
moe. Add Summer Tour Dates
Tue, 15 Apr 2014 04:00:00 +0000
moe. have added a number of dates to their summer touring schedule. The band will now be playing gigs in Florida, Alabama, North Carolina, Virginia, Massachusetts, Pennsylvania and New Jersey this July, in addition to their previously scheduled shows out west and at music festivals like LOHI, the Gr...
Summer Set Taps Bassnectar, Disco Biscuits, Big Gigantic, Wu-Tang Clan
Tue, 15 Apr 2014 04:00:00 +0000
Bassnectar, Wu-Tang Clan, The Disco Biscuits, Big Gigantic, Flying Lotus and Chromeo are among the artists that will perform at the third annual Summer Set Music Festival. The event, which will take place August 15-17 at the Somerset Amphitheater in Northern Wisconsin, will also include sets from Ch...
Brad Barr Will Add Guitar Tracks to Songs of Your Choosing
Tue, 15 Apr 2014 04:00:00 +0000
Nathan Moore will welcome his Surprise Me Mr. Davis bandmate Brad Barr on to his streaming radio program Live From Nathan’s Land for a special endeavor. The guitarist—who is also known for his work with The Slip and The Barr Brothers—will appear on the show tomorrow night to record guitar tracks...
Pink Talking Fish Perform "The Great Gig In the Sky" With Sunny Trippel
Mon, 14 Apr 2014 04:00:00 +0000
Pink Talking Fish played a pair of shows during the Wanee Music Festival in Live Oak, FL. The nine-piece mixed Pink Floyd, Talking Heads and Phish material during their Saturday performance on The Mushroom Stage which included a guest appearance from vocalist Sunny Trippel who lent her voice to “The...
Spanish Gold Confirm Tour and Record Store Day Release
Mon, 14 Apr 2014 04:00:00 +0000
Spanish Gold, the new trio that features My Morning Jacket drummer Patrick Hallahan, guitarist Adrian Quesada and guitarist Dante Scwebel, will embark on a lengthy North American tour beginning May 26 and Nashville and concluding in the hometown of My Morning Jacket at Louisville’ Forecastle Festiva...
Widespread Panic Add Two Shows in Raleigh
Mon, 14 Apr 2014 04:00:00 +0000
Widespread Panic will kick off their summer with two shows at Raleigh’s Red Hat Amphitheater on June 5-6. Following these shows, Panic will make festival appearances at Riverbend Festival, High Sierra Music Festival and Gathering of the Vibes before breaking prior to their appearances at Lockn’ and...

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Rabbit Eating Salad Vegetables : Video Clips From The Coolest One
Wed, 16 Apr 2014 06:13:32 PDT
I'm a vegetarian.
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California considers protecting rare gray wolf
Wed, 16 Apr 2014 06:03:32 PDT
A state board will consider granting the gray wolf endangered species status on Wednesday, giving it a chance at returning to California in significant numbers after a decades-long hiatus.
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China bear farm to be turned into rescue center
Wed, 16 Apr 2014 06:03:32 PDT
Eight Chinese pharmacy chains announced last year that they have stopped selling bear bile products, as they joined Animals Asia's campaign to end bear farming. The pharmacy chains have 151 drugstores in Chengdu, capital of Sichuan.
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Wed, 16 Apr 2014 05:03:32 PDT
Chinese dog thieves get their comeuppance as duo are caught and savagely beaten for drugging and stealing pets FOR FOOD
Two dog-thieves beaten by angry mob in village in southern China
Pair caught red-handed stealing a pet to sell
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Personal Update - 4/15/2014
Wed, 16 Apr 2014 03:53:32 PDT
Personal news, a Jig Zone puzzle, and why I'm not here.
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