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Phish Kick Off Dick's Run with "Lushington" Gag, Special Guests, Big "Simple"
Sat, 30 Aug 2014 04:00:00 +0000
Phish continued their traditional Dick’s spelling gag as the band kicked off their fourth annual run at the Denver stadium last night. The first letters of the show’s first ten songs spelled out “Lushington,” a long lost tune that hasn’t been played since 1987 (most likely in reference to a recent _...
STS9 to Webcast Red Rocks Run
Fri, 29 Aug 2014 04:00:00 +0000
STS9 will webcast their two-night run from Red Rocks Amphitheater on September 5 and 6 via TourGigs. The band is also holding a ticket giveaway contest for a chance to win free tickets to any STS9 show on the Fall tour, including the shows at Red Rocks. Other prizes include si...
Mavis Staples Premieres Collaboration with North Mississippi Allstars
Fri, 29 Aug 2014 04:00:00 +0000
Mavis Staples and the North Mississippi Allstars have premiered their collaborative track from Take Me To The River, an upcoming film focused on the history of Memphis soul music. “I’ve Been Buked,” which debuted today via Esquire-...
Eric Krasno Confirms Lineup for Catskill Chill Show
Fri, 29 Aug 2014 04:00:00 +0000
Eric Krasno has revealed the lineup for his upcoming set at the Catskill Chill Music Festival. The Soulive/Lettuce guitarist will take the stage with Alecia Chakour, Eric Kalb, Peter Levin, Chris Loftlin and Scott Metzger for the performance, which is set to take place at the B Stage on Friday, Sept...
Paul Barrere and Fred Tackett to Join New Orleans Suspect for Two Nights
Fri, 29 Aug 2014 04:00:00 +0000
Little Feat’s Paul Barrerre & Fred Tackett will join The New Orleans Suspects at Cervantes’ Masterpiece Ballroom in Denver on Friday, November 7 and Saturday, November 8. The pair have performed with the NOLA Suspects before, most notably during a set a Little Feat tribute set in New York City and a...
moe. Set New Year's Dates
Fri, 29 Aug 2014 04:00:00 +0000
moe. will ring in the New Year (and their 25th anniversary) with a pair of shows at the Palace Theatre in Albany, NY on December 30 and 31. Tickets are on sale September 19 via Ticketmaster.com. The band is currently preparing for the start of their moe.down festiva...
Terrapin Crossroads to Host Hootenanny, Equinox Celebration, Dark Star Orchestra and Special Phil Show
Fri, 29 Aug 2014 04:00:00 +0000
Terrapin Crossroads announced three new shows at their venue including the Terrapin Hootenanny on September 14, which will feature a performance from Phil Lesh, Scott Law, Jason Crosby and many special guests. A BBQ will be held on the Terrapin patio with Phil and the band as well. September 25 w...
moe. Kick Off moe.down 15 with Open Soundcheck
Fri, 29 Aug 2014 04:00:00 +0000
moe. rewarded those who arrived early to their annual moe.down festival with an open soundcheck that included the band performing three songs, “Billy Goat,” “Low” and “San Ber’dino” to the lucky onlookers. moe.down 15 kicks off today with performances from O.A.R., Gogol Bordello, Lotus, Soulive, Les...
Aphex Twin Announces Listening Parties for New Album
Fri, 29 Aug 2014 04:00:00 +0000
Richard D. James, aka Aphex Twin, will release his new album SYRO on September 23 via Warp Records. As he readies for the release, James will hold a series of listening parties in various locations between September 5 and 10. Those in London, Paris, New York, Los Angeles, Chicago, Toronto, Bru...
Win Butler Recruits Justin Vernon and Nikolai Fraiture for Charity Basketball Game
Fri, 29 Aug 2014 04:00:00 +0000
Arcade Fire’s Win and Will Butler will hold their third annual Pop vs. Jock charity basketball game on September 20 in Montreal and have recruited Bon Iver’s Justin Vernon, Nikolai Fraiture of The Strokes and NBA player Matt Bonner, who will serve as the coach. All proceeds from the game benefit DJ...
Tears for Fears Announce Tour Dates
Fri, 29 Aug 2014 04:00:00 +0000
Tears for Fears will embark on their first tour in nearly three years, with a five-date run in September that ends with a slot at the Project Pabst Music Festival in Portland, OR. Additional stops include Austin, Thackerville, OK, Los Angeles and Oakland. The band recently put out a 30th annivers...
Mike Gordon Joins Dumpstaphunk in Denver
Fri, 29 Aug 2014 04:00:00 +0000
Phish bassist Mike Gordon used his time in Denver to sit in with Dumpstaphunk during their show at Cervantes last night. The bassist was one of a few guests who join the show, as Joey Porter and The Motet horns also joined the group. According to Jambase,...
The Revivalists, California Honeydrops to Play Jam Cruise Kickoff Party
Thu, 28 Aug 2014 04:00:00 +0000
The Revivalists, The California Honeydrops and Juke will perform at the official Jam Cruise Kickoff Party at The Stage in Miami on January 5, 2015. Tickets for the show will go on sale September 2. Jam Cruise 13 will set sail aboard to the MSC Divina from Miami, with...
Danny Clinch Signs On As Creative Director for TourGigs
Thu, 28 Aug 2014 04:00:00 +0000
Acclaimed filmmaker and photographer Danny Clinch has signed on as Creative Director for TourGigs, a company that provides livestreams and releases of high-quality concert films. The first concert that Clinch will direct is The Head and The Heart’s upcoming show at the Greek Theatre in Berkeley, CA...
Yo Mama's Big Fat Booty Band Add Fall Dates
Thu, 28 Aug 2014 04:00:00 +0000
Yo Mama’s Big Fat Booty Band have added some dates to their fall touring schedule. The Asheville-based funk outfit will now be playing a Halloween show at Legends in Boone, NC before heading to Mableton, Ga, Savannah, GA and Washington, DC. The group will then join The Mantras for a two-night stand...
Natalie Cressman Adds Northeast Dates
Thu, 28 Aug 2014 04:00:00 +0000
Natalie Cressman has added a pair of shows in the Northeast for later this fall. The singer-songwriter/trombonist will take the stage at the Red Room at Cafe 939 in Boston on October 9 before heading south for a show at the Philadelphia Museum of Art on October 10. Cressman has been performing i...
Jeff Beck to Continue with Three Shows Following Tour Cancellation
Thu, 28 Aug 2014 04:00:00 +0000
Yesterday we reported that Jeff Beck and ZZ Top had cancelled their remaining tour dates due to a hip injury sustained by ZZ Top bassist Dusty Hill. Now, it looks like Jeff Beck and his band—Jimmy Hall (vocals), Rhonda Smith (bass), Jonathan Joseph (drums) and Nicolas Meier (guitar)—will move forw...
Jason Isbell Announces New Year's Show with Shovels & Rope
Thu, 28 Aug 2014 04:00:00 +0000
Jason Isbell and The 400 Unit will ring in the New Year at The Louisville Palace in Louisville, KY on December 31. The group will be joined by rising folk duo Shovels & Rope, who are set to play the night’s opening set. Tickets for the show are now on sale....
Punch Brothers Want You to Contribute Vocals on A New Song
Thu, 28 Aug 2014 04:00:00 +0000
The Punch Brothers are offering fans the chance to add their voice to a track on the band’s upcoming record. Interested persons just need to visit the group’s website between now and Thursday, September 4 to make their contribution. A message about the proje...
Martin Scorsese Has Plans to Direct a Ramones Film
Thu, 28 Aug 2014 04:00:00 +0000
Martin Scorsese has his eye on a Ramones biopic. Billboard reports that the the famed director hopes to release a dramatized film about the punk legends in 2016 (both Scorses...

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Voting Still Matters When It Comes To Political Clout
Sun, 31 Aug 2014 02:02:45 PDT
More than a half-century after brave protesters marched and bled and died to demand the right to vote for black citizens, the ballot box remains a potent weapon for civic and political change — a radical undertaking that can shake up social systems and...
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Global Ecosystem Collapse
Sun, 31 Aug 2014 01:52:46 PDT
The global ecological system is collapsing and dying. Humanity wantonly destroys natural ecosystems and climatic patterns that provide all life’s environmental habitats. Our one shared, overpopulated, ecologically diminished, abjectly unfair biosphere is
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First inhabitants of Arctic not related to the Inuit
Sun, 31 Aug 2014 01:52:45 PDT
We know people have lived in the New World Arctic for about 5,000 years. Archaeological evidence clearly shows that a variety of cultures survived the harsh climate in Alaska, Canada and Greenland for thousands of years. Despite this, there are several un
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Camel giving birth. - YouTube
Sun, 31 Aug 2014 01:02:45 PDT
The birth of a baby.
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