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Dave Matthews Band Welcome Special Guests at the Gorge
Mon, 01 Sep 2014 04:00:00 +0000
Dave Matthews Band’s final show at the Gorge featured some of the band’s most adventurous playing of this long summer tour, mixing in bustouts as well as special guests. The acoustic portion of the show started with Matthews performing “All Along the Watchtower,” the first time the DMB-live stapl...
"Chalk Dust Torture" Reigns Supreme as Phish Close Tour in Denver
Mon, 01 Sep 2014 04:00:00 +0000
Phish’s three night run at Dick’s Sporting Goods Park came to a close last night as the group breaks until their Fall tour kicks off in October. The 13-song first set began with the first “The Curtain With” opener since 6/19/88 in Burlington, VT. Following the rare opener, Phish dug into some mo...
Stream Ryan Adams' Self-Titled Album Now
Sun, 31 Aug 2014 04:00:00 +0000
Ryan Adams’ forthcoming self-titled release is due out September 9 via PaxAm Records, however the singer-songwriter has made the album available to stream now via NPR. The follow-up to 2011’s _Ashes & Fire...
Electric Zoo Cancels Remainder of Festival Due to Weather
Sun, 31 Aug 2014 04:00:00 +0000
The Electric Zoo festival has cancelled the remainder of the festival due to extreme weather conditions, according to the event’s Twitter account. Kaskade was slated to headline the Main Stage tonight. Electric Zoo kicked off on Friday at Randall’s Island in New York City. Performers included Dav...
Mike McCready, Brandi Carlile Join Dave Matthews Band at the Gorge
Sun, 31 Aug 2014 04:00:00 +0000
Dave Matthews Band’s annual Labor Day Weekend run at the Gorge Amphitheater rolled on last night. This time, the band was joined by special guests Mike McCready of Pearl Jam and Brandi Carlile for a performance of the rare Before These Crowded Streets cut, “Spoon.” The tune was last played on 7/27...
Phish Find Their Stride on Saturday Night in Denver
Sun, 31 Aug 2014 04:00:00 +0000
It was truly a tale of two sets last night as Phish’s Labor Day Weekend run at Denver’s Dick’s Sporting Goods Park continued. The thirteen-song opening frame would not prove to be the quartet’s best, as “The Moma Dance” featured a hoarse-voiced Fishman struggling through the vocal section, “Rift” ha...
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...

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TAKE ACTION NOW! Protect Alaskan Wildlife from a Mining Disaster - ForceChange
Mon, 01 Sep 2014 17:47:45 PDT
Tell EPA to prevent a mining catastrophe in Alaska
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Denmark:ACTION ALERT: Drop all charges against sea shepherd volunteers who tried to protect the whales!
Mon, 01 Sep 2014 17:02:45 PDT
These people did nothing wrong! They just protested against the massive slaughter of pilot whales! Sign and Share if you don't think these activists should be charged!
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Elderly former service dog dumped at shelter to die
Mon, 01 Sep 2014 16:42:45 PDT
A post on Facebook today by "A Shelter Friend" included a plea for donations to help an aging former service dog, who had been dumped at a shelter to die.
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Even the rich are admitting that inequality is bad for business
Mon, 01 Sep 2014 16:17:45 PDT
As the Gilded Age has been peaking, a number of the rich and their foundations have been helping the hungry, the sick, the homeless, the battered, the less educated and veterans in need of opportunity.
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