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Conan O'Brien, Perry Farrell, Pat Sansone and More Make Surprise Appearanes at George Fest
Tue, 30 Sep 2014 04:00:00 +0000
‘ Conan O’Brien, Jane’s Addiciton’s Perry Farrell and Stephen Perkins, Wilco’s Pat Sansone, Jimmy Vivino and Heartless Bastards’ Erika Wennerstrom were among the surprise guests that showed up at George Fest: A Night to Celebrate the Music of George Harrison at the The Fonda Theatre in Los Angeles...
WinterWonderGrass: Sam Bush, Leftover Salmon, Elephant Revival, Jeff Austin, Les Claypool, Stringdusters
Tue, 30 Sep 2014 04:00:00 +0000
The Sam Bush Band, Leftover Salmon, Elephant Revival, Jeff Austin, The Infamous Stringdusters and Les Claypool’s Duo de Twang will perform at the 2015 WinterWonderGrass Festival. The music and beer festival will feature 15 local breweries, as well as plenty of other artists, including The Brothers C...
Delicate Steve Adds NYC Show
Tue, 30 Sep 2014 04:00:00 +0000
Delicate Steve has added a show at New York City’s Mercury Lounge to his touring schedule. The composer/multi-instrumentalist will make his way to the city on November 20, following a series of dates as the supporting act for Tame Impala. You can check out Relix’s On The Verge story on Delicate...
Mark Karan, Grateful Bluegrass Boys to Play Sweetwater Music Hall Tonight
Tue, 30 Sep 2014 04:00:00 +0000
Mark Karan and the Grateful Bluegrass Boys featuring Dan “Lebo” Lebowitz, Reed Mathis, Aaron Redner, Grahame Lesh, Jason Crosby and Sunshine Becker will perform at the Sweetwater Music Hall in Mill Valley, CA tonight. The show, which will also include an opening set from the Doobie Decibal System wi...
Robert Hunter Confirms Pair of Shows
Tue, 30 Sep 2014 04:00:00 +0000
Robert Hunter will perform at City Winery in Napa, CA later this year. The Grateful Dead lyricist, who has been playing a number of shows as of late, will take the stage at the venue on November 28 and 29. Tickets for the gigs are now on sale. You can check out our...
Willy Mason to Perform at Brooklyn Chocolate Factory
Tue, 30 Sep 2014 04:00:00 +0000
‘ Newport Folk will present a Willy Mason show at Mast Brothers Chocolate in Brooklyn next month. Both the singer-songwriter and the factory’s artisnal chocolate products will be featured at the show, which is set take place on October 16. An extremely limited number of tickets for the show are...
Chris Robinson Brotherhood Add Northern California Tour Dates
Tue, 30 Sep 2014 04:00:00 +0000
Earlier this month we reported that Chris Robinson Brotherhood would be heading to California for a four-night run at San Francisco’s Great American Music Hall. It now appears that the band will be follow the run with a few more Northern California dates. According to JamBase...
Sea of Dreams: Pretty Lights Live Band, Glitch Mob, Lettuce, Flying Lotus, Beats Antique
Tue, 30 Sep 2014 04:00:00 +0000
Pretty Lights Live Band, The Glitch Mob, Flying Lotus, Beats Antique, Lettuce and more will perform at Sea of Dreams on San Francisco. The annual New Year’s celebration is set to take place December 30 and 31 at the Bill Graham Civic Auditorium. Other artists on the bill include Break Science, B...
MarchFourth Marching Band to Embark on Fall Tour
Tue, 30 Sep 2014 04:00:00 +0000
The Marchfourth Marching Band will embark on a fall tour through East Coast and the South next month. The 20-piece, multi-sensory ensemble will get started in Philadelphia on October 8 before hitting the road for the next month. The outing will then wrap up with a pair of New Orleans shows—a Voodoo...
SnowGlobe Confirms Skrillex, Zedd, Flume, Disclosure (DJ Set), Porter Robinson
Tue, 30 Sep 2014 04:00:00 +0000
‘ Skrillex, Zedd, FLume, Disclosure (DJ Set) and Porter Robinson will perform at the fourth annual SnowGlobe Music Festival. The New Year’s celebration, which is set to take place December 29-31 at Bijou Park in Lake Tahoe, will also feature sets from Atmosphere, Phantogram, Odesza, Emancipator Ens...
ZZ Top Announce 2015 Tour, Rescheduled Dates with Jeff Beck
Tue, 30 Sep 2014 04:00:00 +0000
ZZ Top have announced a North American tour for next year. The new dates include a number of co-headlining “remake shows” with Jeff Beck, who joined the band on the road last month until the tour was cut short af...
John Popper and Jono Manson to Join Brothers Keeper for Northeast Run
Tue, 30 Sep 2014 04:00:00 +0000
Brothers Keeper will be joined by John Popper and Jono Manson when they swing through the Northeast in early November. Founded in 2012, Brother’s Keeper features a core band that consists of Michael Jude, Scott Rednor and John Michel. Both Popper and Manson appeared on the band’s debut album, _Todd...
Sharon Jones and the Dap-Kings Confirm New Year's Plans
Tue, 30 Sep 2014 04:00:00 +0000
Sharon Jones & the Dap-Kings will ring in the New Year with a pair of shows at The Fillmore in San Francisco. The soulful singer, who beat cancer earlier this year, and her band will take the stage at the iconic Bay Area venue on December 30 and 31. Tickets for the shows are set to go on sale...
Trampled By Turtles Announce December Tour
Tue, 30 Sep 2014 04:00:00 +0000
Trampled by Turtles have announced an end-of-the-year tour through the Southeast. The string band will get started in Charlotte, NC on December 9, just a couple of weeks after they return from a European outing. They will then make their way across the region over the next two weeks. Trampled by...
Wanee Sets 2015 Dates
Mon, 29 Sep 2014 04:00:00 +0000
Wanee Music Festival will return to Live Oak, FL on April 16-18, 2015. This will be the first Wanee without the Allman Brothers, as the band will retire from the road following 2014. Last year’s edition featured performances from the Allman Brothers (who were joined by Trey Anastasio), Umphrey’s McG...
Pegi Young & The Survivors to Release New Album _Lonely in a Crowded Room_
Mon, 29 Sep 2014 04:00:00 +0000
Pegi Young & the Survivors will release Lonely in a Crowded Room on October 27 via New West Records. The release will coincide with the 28th Bridge School Benefit show, which will feature Neil Young, Pearl Jam, Soundgarden, Brian Wilson, Band of Horses and more. New West Records has pledged a port...
Jane's Addiction Set Two Nights at Brooklyn Bowl Las Vegas
Mon, 29 Sep 2014 04:00:00 +0000
Jane’s Addiction will headline two nights at the Brooklyn Bowl Las Vegas on November 21 and 22. As they have been for most of the year, Jane’s will perform their 1988 record Nothing’s Shocking in full to celebrate the 25th anniversary of the album. The band started the 25th anniversary tour of the...
Neil Diamond to Play Surprise Free Show in Brooklyn
Mon, 29 Sep 2014 04:00:00 +0000
Brooklyn native Neil Diamond will play his first ever Brooklyn show tonight at Erasmus Hall High School beginning at 3 PM. The high school, located on Flatbush Avenue, is Diamond’s alma mater which he briefly attended in the mid-1950s. Fans are encouraged to arrive at 3 PM and not earlier. Ticke...
The Disco Biscuits Confirm Additional New Year's Shows
Mon, 29 Sep 2014 04:00:00 +0000
In addition to the previously announced two-night run in Chicago on December 26 and 27, The Disco Biscuits will ring in 2015 with a three-night run at New York’s Best Buy Theater on December 29-31....
Sharon Jones, Jordin Sparks, India.Arie, Ledisi to Pay Tribute to Stevie Wonder
Mon, 29 Sep 2014 04:00:00 +0000
On October 11 at the Cannon Center in Memphis, TN India.Arie, Jordan Sparks and Ledisi and Sharon Jones will pay tribute to musical legend Stevie Wonder by performing songs from his extensive catalog. Wonder is also scheduled to perform that evening as the recipient of the Epitome of Soul Award, hos...

Alternative World News & Dialogue

The White Helmets - Rescuers in Syria
Wed, 01 Oct 2014 00:57:49 PDT
The White Helmets - or the Syrian Civil Defence - are volunteer rescue workers in the most dangerous place on earth. As the conflict in Syria worsens, ordinary people are paying the highest price. More than 50 bombs and mortars a day land on some neigh
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ANALYSIS: Whatever Happened to Gun Control?
Wed, 01 Oct 2014 00:57:48 PDT
The Newtown tragedy was supposed to change everything about gun politics. Why it didn’t—and how reformers might still win.
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Why Hong Kong’s ‘Occupy Central’ Movement Has Beijing Very, Very Scared
Wed, 01 Oct 2014 00:47:48 PDT
Hong Kong is one of the most unequal developed economies in the world. Now the mainland government wants to keep a tight grip on the territory’s political system too.
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New study confirms that respiratory patients benefit from using the Lung Flute
Tue, 30 Sep 2014 23:52:48 PDT
Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), which includes chronic bronchitis and emphysema, is one of the most common causes of death in the US. Often the result of smoking, it's characterized by a restriction of the airways.
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What You Need To Know About Genetically Modified Organisms
Tue, 30 Sep 2014 23:42:48 PDT
"GM crops have sparked a lot of controversy over the years, fuelled largely through a lack of understanding. Do we need GM crops? Are they dangerous? This article will give a brief overview of this topic and discuss some of the myths and facts of GMOs."
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