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King Crimson Announce the “Radical Action” Tour

As previously reported, King Crimson will embark on a tour that'll kick off in June at the Moore Theatre in Seattle and stretch until mid-July before concluding in Mexico City, marking their first tour since 2014. While many of the venues are currently to be announced, the Radical Action Tour will find Robert Fripp joined by Tony Levin and Mel Collins as well as Jakko Jakszyk and drummers Bill... ...

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Natalie Cressman & Mike Bono: Etchings in Amber

Natalie Cressman first joined forces with guitarist Mike Bono two years ago, but both artists have been traveling the world with other projects since then. Their first release as a duo, Etchings in Amber, realizes Cressman and Bono’s skill at crafting light, jazzy ballads, best consumed late at night somewhere with a drink minimum. It’s a culmination of Cressman’s jazz upbringing and her... ...

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MSNBC’s Joe Scarborough Shows Off Musical Talent with Jon Batiste and Stay Human, Covers Elvis Costello on ‘Colbert’

Host of MSNBC's Morning Joe, Joe Scarborough, appeared on Late Show with Stephen Colbert last night to talk politics mostly of course, but the interview closed with Scarborough flexing his musical talent with house band Jon Batiste and Stay Human. "I hear you're an Elvis Costello fan," Scarborough told Colbert as the host outed his guitar skills and even name-dropped his band Morning Joe... ...

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Sounds Like Some of You Didn’t Like That Video of Twiddle Covering Phish

Yesterday, we thought it'd be good to entertain you with one of the cooler performances to take place on the Relix rooftop: an upstart Twiddle covering Phish's "Harry Hood" in an acoustic style. Well, we were wrong. Some received the rather harmless video (and strong effort at covering a beloved Phish song) but the venom quickly came out all over our Facebook page that has me thinking the only... ...

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Watch Ryan Adams Play “Cosmic Cat” Improv Song, ‘Prisoner’ Unreleased Track

Ryan Adams wrapped up his album release week with a couple of intimate performances at Brooklyn's Rough Trade with his full band as well as an in-store solo performance. A few highlights from the brief acoustic set include "Cosmic Cat," an improv-based song played for a four-year old in the front row who claimed to be Adams' biggest fan. After dishing on the mega box set that is accompanying... ...

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Warren Haynes, Derek Trucks, Jimmy Herring and Former Allman Brothers Band Members Play Butch Trucks Memorial in Macon

Last night, an all-star cast of musicians came together to honor the memory of late Allman Brothers Band founding drummer Butch Trucks, who passed away last month, at a private memorial ceremony at the Cox Capitol Theatre in Macon, GA. The night featured many speakers drawn from Trucks’ family and musical collaborators, plus performances from some of the drummer’s former bandmates like... ...

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Keanu Reeves Looks Thrilled to be Holding This Awesome ‘Matrix’ Themed Bass

Pictured above: John Wick holding a bass guitar reminiscent of a past life as Neo, star of The Matrix series. Keanu Reeves doesn't look all that thrilled to be holding this bass guitar, but you may be surprised to find out that Reeves was once a bassist himself in LA-based grunge act Dogstar. Reeves eventually left the band to work on that movie thing that continues to pay dividends, but not... ...

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Watch Ryan Adams Talk ‘Prisoner’ and Perform Solo on KCRW

Ryan Adams appeared on KCRW closer to his Los Angeles home base for a chat on "Morning Becomes Electric" (or as he called it "Morning Becomes Sad") as well as an acoustic performance of tunes from his new album Prisoner, released on Friday. Adams rolled through excellent solo versions of the album's lead single "Do You Still Love Me?," "Prisoner," "Doomsday," "Breakdown" and a "To Be Without... ...

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Brian Eno: Reflection

As he gets older, Brian Eno is discovering that all roads lead back to his 1975 ambient milestone Discreet Music, and with good reason: Eno conceived the piece in a hospital bed while recovering from a car accident, so, in a sense, it’s forever linked to a quiet, unhurried pondering of his own mortality. This practice of composing music as a response to the fragile gift of life—and by... ...

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