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Jeff Sipe Trio Announce New Album
Tue, 23 Sep 2014 04:00:00 +0000
The Jeff Sipe Trio will release a new, self-titled album on October 21 via AbstractLogix. The album finds the trio—which features former Aquarium Rescue Unit drummer Jeff Sipe, bassist Taylor Lee and guitarist Mike Seal—delving into plenty of new material, as well as takes on John Coltrane’s “Niam...
Adrian Tramantano to Join Dopapod for Fall Tour Opener
Tue, 23 Sep 2014 04:00:00 +0000
Adrian Tramantano will join Dopapod for the entirety of their show this Thursday when the band kicks off their fall tour with a performance at Toad’s Place in New Haven, CT. The Kung Fu drummer will take up percussion for the night, which will also feature an opening set from Consider the Source....
Jennifer Hartswick and Jeff Coffin Sit In with Snarky Puppy in Nashville
Tue, 23 Sep 2014 04:00:00 +0000
Dave Matthews Band saxophonist Jeff Coffin and Trey Anastasio Band trombonist Jennifer Hartswick sat in with Snarky Puppy last night in Nashville. The pair joined the group during their show at the Mercy Lounge, which featured an opening set from Banda Magda (who also took the stage with her accordi...
Chris Robinson Brotherhood Confirm New Year's Run in Denver
Tue, 23 Sep 2014 04:00:00 +0000
The Chris Robinson Brotherhood will ring in the New Year with a pair of shows at Cervantes’ Masterpiece Ballroom in Denver on December 30 and 31. The gigs will come a month after the band wraps up its current fall tour. Chris Robinson Brotherhood are currently on the road in support of their lat...
Bob Dylan Tribute to Feature Neil Young, Jack White, CSN, Bonnie Raitt, Eddie Vedder, Beck, Black Keys
Tue, 23 Sep 2014 04:00:00 +0000
Bob Dylan will be honored with a massive, all-star tribute when he receives the MusiCares Person of the Year award during next year’s Grammy Awards weekend. According to The Hollywood Reporter, Neil Yo...
Jam Cruise Confirms Jam Room Hosts, Piano Sets, Other Activities
Tue, 23 Sep 2014 04:00:00 +0000
Jam Cruise has revealed some more details for this year’s party, including the list of Jam Room hosts, atrium piano sets and other activities. Jam Cruise’s famed jam room, which features spontaneous late-night music sessions that often go until the early morning hours, will be hosted by Derek Vin...
Chadwick Stokes Adds Fall Solo Dates
Tue, 23 Sep 2014 04:00:00 +0000
Chadwick Stokes has added new dates to his solo fall tour. The Dispatch/State Radio frontman will now be making stops in Washington, DC, Philadelphia and New York City this December. As previously reported, Stokes will kick off his tour in Northampton, MA on November 1 before heading across the...
Anders Osborne Announces 3rd Holiday Spectacular
Tue, 23 Sep 2014 04:00:00 +0000
Anders Osborne has confirmed that his annual Holiday Spectacular will return to New Orleans’ famed Tipitina’s on December 5 and 6. While the guest for this year’s show have not yet been announced, last year’s event featured appearances by Irma Thomas, Luther Dickinson, Paul Barrere, Billy Iuso, John...
Surviving Members of the Grateful Dead, Gregg Allman Team Up with HeadCount for National Voter Registration Day
Tue, 23 Sep 2014 04:00:00 +0000
All of the surviving members of the Grateful Dead plus Gregg Allman, Dave Matthews, Warren Haynes, members of Phish, Widespread Panic, the String Cheese Incident, Umphrey’s McGee, moe. and many more will be helping HeadCount with today’s National Voter Registration Day campaign. The annual event, wh...
_The New Basement Tapes_ Debuts "When I Get My Hands On You"
Tue, 23 Sep 2014 04:00:00 +0000
‘ Another song from the forthcoming collaborative album Lost On The River: The New Basement Tapes has been released. The new track—“When I Get My Hands On You”—finds Marcus Mumford taking up lead vocals. The debut of “When I Get My Hands On You” follows the release of two other tracks from the...
Dave Matthews and Tim Reynolds Announce Two Shows
Tue, 23 Sep 2014 04:00:00 +0000
Dave Matthews and Tim Reynolds will team up for a pair of acoustic shows at The Paramount Theatre in Oakland. The duo will perform at the venue of Friday, January 16 and Saturday, January 17. Pre-sale tickets will be available to Warehouse members between September 26 at 10am ET and September 29...
Mavis Staples Tribute to Feature Gregg Allman, Widespread Panic, Grace Potter, Taj Mahal, Aaron Neville and More
Tue, 23 Sep 2014 04:00:00 +0000
A star-studded group of artists will join forces to celebrate the the life and work of Mavis Staples for I’ll Take You There – Celebrating 75 Years of Mavis Staples. The special concert and taping, which is set to take place on November 19 at the Auditorium Theatre in Chicago, and will see Staples...
The Dap-Kings to Join Phil Selway on _The Tonight Show_
Mon, 22 Sep 2014 04:00:00 +0000
Radiohead drummer Phil Selway will make his U.S. television debut on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon on October 9. During the performance, where he will preview material from his forthcoming release Weatherhouse, Selway will be joined by The Dap-Kings. Selway’s second solo album is d...
Apple to Shut Down Beats Music
Mon, 22 Sep 2014 04:00:00 +0000
Apple will shut down Beats Music less than a year after its launch, according to Consequence of Sound. The tech company acquired the streaming service for $3 billion designed to rival digital...
Phil Lesh Confirms Three Shows at Terrapin Crossroads
Mon, 22 Sep 2014 04:00:00 +0000
Phil Lesh will perform three shows at his San Rafael, CA venue Terrapin Crossroads. On October 6, the bassist will lead the East Coast All Stars featuring Scott Metzger, Tom Hamilton, Jason Crosby and Joe Russo. On October 24 and 25, Lesh will invite out a special group of “Friends” including Stanle...
Galactic Set 2015 Tour Dates
Mon, 22 Sep 2014 04:00:00 +0000
Galactic made their early 2015 touring schedule official today as the New Orleans establishment confirmed a 23-date tour that will stretch into March. The band will start off in Florida including a free show at Hollywood, FL’s ArtsPark on January 30. Additional stops along the way include a slot at...
Michael Franti Announces First Ever Acoustic Tour
Mon, 22 Sep 2014 04:00:00 +0000
Michael Franti will embark on his first ever acoustic tour beginning in November. The 14-show tour will scale the West Coast, stretching from California to Oregon with several shows in Canada and Nevada as well. Franti will perform songs from his latest album All People as well as new material. Sp...
Lakeside Stride Bluegrass Festival Books Wicked Messenger with Special Guests, Old Town Pickers, K-Law and More
Mon, 22 Sep 2014 04:00:00 +0000
Wicked Messenger featuring Adam Aijala and Ben Kaufmann will highlight this year’s Lakeside Stride Bluegrass Festival. Jay Elliott, The Grant Farm, Old Town Pickers, K-Law and Jeffrey Dallet will also perform. Denver’s Jonathan Merkel will also provide poetry to the event. Lakeside Stride will k...
Lotus Announce New Year's Run
Mon, 22 Sep 2014 04:00:00 +0000
Lotus will play a four-night run covering two cities over the New Year’s holiday. The band will return to their hometown of Philadelphia, PA for two nights at the Electric Factory on December 27 and 28 before traveling to Richmond, VA for two nights at The National on December 30 and 31. Lotus f...
Trombone Shorty Confirms New Year's Run in San Francisco
Mon, 22 Sep 2014 04:00:00 +0000
Trombone Shorty & Orleans Avenue will ring in 2015 with a show at San Francisco’s Masonic. The North Mississippi Allstars will also be on the bill that night. All tickets are available via Trombone Shorty’s website. The New Orleans trombonist will also play a previou...

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Colorful Lunar Eclipse, VIDEO
Tue, 23 Sep 2014 16:02:49 PDT
On Wednesday morning, Oct. 8th, not long before sunrise, the bright full Moon over North America will turn a lovely shade of celestial red. It's a lunar eclipse—visible from all parts of the USA.

"It promises to be a stunning sight, even from
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Tue, 23 Sep 2014 16:02:49 PDT
As hundreds of thousands protest climate change inaction on the streets of New York City, the House of Representatives Committee on Science, Space, and Technology struggles to understand the basic physics of sea level change and bases policy on...
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End the Competitive Slaughter of California Wildlife ! PLEASE SIGN ! !
Tue, 23 Sep 2014 16:02:48 PDT
Wildlife killing contests are events in which participants slaughter animals, with a prize awarded to the person or team who kills the most. These events cannot be considered "sport;" they are brutal contests that sacrifice lives for the sake of
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Support Strong Climate Action ! PLEASE SIGN ! !
Tue, 23 Sep 2014 16:02:47 PDT
Don't let the fossil fuel billionaires get the last word. Please help us send a flood of messages to the White House saying that we want strong climate action! Tell them that Arizona can meet its goals to reduce carbon emissions by investing more in
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Kohl's Sells Real Fur as Faux Again ! PLEASE SIGN ! !
Tue, 23 Sep 2014 15:37:47 PDT
The Humane Society of the United States has again discovered that Kohl's is selling real animal fur as "faux." This time, a raccoon dog fur-trimmed jacket is being advertised as faux. Raccoon dogs, rabbits, mink and foxes are just some of the millions
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