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Jason Isbell Talks Politics, Performs “If We Were Vampires” on _The Daily Show_

Jason Isbell appeared on The Daily Show to sit down with Trevor Noah for an interview about his new album The Nashville Sound and the conversation leaned heavily on Isbell's outspoken voice on social media and in his songs. "It's not Alabama that hates you, it's the people that live here," Isbell joked when Noah asked him why Southern states like Alabama haven't taken kindly to Noah's... ...

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“Was Oteil Tripping?” is the Only Dead & Company Video You’ll Ever Need

Whether you've seen Dead & Company in person, watched a webcast or simply scanned YouTube after a show, you're probably almost immediately drawn to the radiating joy of Oteil Burbridge. And now we present "Was Oteil Tripping?" in all of its glory. We've already heard Burbridge talk at length about his experience at the Gorge, saying "that music and Owsley go together and I found that." He... ...

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Hard Working Americans Announce New Live Album, Stream Exclusive Track

Hard Working Americans have announced their first live album, We're All in this Together, set for release on August 4, and we are happy to stream an exclusive track from the record below. HWA is headed up by singer-songwriter Todd Snider, along with Widespread Panic's Dave Schools and Duane Trucks, Chris Robinson Brotherhood's Neal Casal, Great American Taxi's Chad Staehly and Jesse... ...

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Watch Foo Fighters Debut New Song, Team Up with Alison Mosshart in Latvia

For a band that has traveled around the world twice, Foo Fighters never landed in the Baltics until last night when they made their debut in Latvia. And surely, they didn't disappoint. The 26-song, three-hour set was highlighted by more previews of their "biggest sounding album ever" Concrete and Gold with another debut, this time it is the Taylor Hawkins-led "Sunday Rain" in the... ...

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Bob Weir and Mickey Hart (and Bono) Visit with Senator Al Franken

UPDATE: Hey, Bono was there too.Dead & Company are headed to Bristow, VA today and took some time to visit with Senator Al Franken in Washington, DC. Franken, a very well-known Deadhead, spoke to Relix in 2015 about his longstanding fandom with the Grateful Dead and much more. "We went to go see them at an outdoor concert in Santa Barbara, CA [5/25/74, Campus Stadiuum, UCSB]. I remember seeing... ...

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John Lee Hooker: Whiskey & Wimmen: John Lee Hooker’s Finest

You don’t exactly have to scour the world to find a decent compilation of John Lee Hooker’s key recordings. A scan of any online music retailer’s stock will allow you to virtually customize your choice: Whether you’d prefer an exhaustive box set or something not quite so elaborate, Hooker’s early sides or something from his later years, the choices are innumerable. This new... ...

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Portugal. The Man Supercut Every Bad Review of Their New Album _Woodstock_

Negative reviews are rarely fun but it's great to see a band taking them in stride like Portugal. The Man, who promoted their new record Woodstock through a supercut of less than glowing quotes."Jesus, this song's awful," one YouTube commenter said. The band was also referred to as "old men music" which hardly makes sense. Then, of course, there's the singalong to the band's single "Rich... ...

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Lee Moses: Time and Place

Lee Moses was an accomplished sideman in Atlanta, and yet his solo debut from 1971, a mix of growling Southern soul and slow funk, was somehow released and ignored at the time. This Light in the Attic reissue will rectify that. Moses, who died in 1997 at the age of 56, obviously thought he was about to hit the big time—the theme of which is the thrust of “Got That Will.” And, having worked... ...

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Jason Isbell Plays the Excellent “Hope the High Road” on _Colbert_

Jason Isbell showcased one of the heaviest tunes from his latest The Nashville Sound last night on Late Show with Stephen Colbert as Isbell and the 400 Unit delivered "Hope the High Road." Isbell previously spoke to Relix about the record, particularly noting that "Hope the High Road" came in at the end of the record to give the listener a more hopeful note to end on. "I don't want to send me... ...

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GarciaLive Vol. Nine Features Jerry Garcia and Merl Saunders from 1974, Stream Exclusive Track

The ninth installment of the GarciaLive series will arrive on July 28 in the form of Jerry Garcia and Merl Saunders' August 11, 1974 stop at the Keystone in Berkeley, CA. Joining the band on that night was bassist John Kahn, saxophonist Martin Fierro and Grateful Dead drummer Bill Kreutzmann for a unique evening of covers and Garcia originals like "That's What Love Will Make You Do," Jimmy... ...

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