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High Sierra Music Festival

photo by Stuart Levine The fact that High Sierra Music Festival celebrated its 27th year this year is a testament in itself to the powerful musical community it hosts and inspires. The California festival offers one of the most relaxed atmospheres of any four-day event, where the musicians come to chill as hard as the audience comes to party. Combine top-notch artists and surprising... ...

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Mike Gordon Meets John Mayer….Sort Of

Once rumored to be bandmates in Dead & Company (remember Mike Gordon was initially considered for the band), John Mayer and Mike Gordon never got to share that stage but Gordon did drop by a poster for Mayer's upcoming tour to say hello. What a loving moment between two rock stars.  Oh hey @johnmayer A post shared by Mike Gordon (@mike_gordon) on Jul 19, 2017 at 1:12pm PDT ...

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Phish Just Busted Out “Mr. Completely” for the First Time in 14 Years

Tonight in Pittsburgh as Phish barrels towards Madison Square Garden for thirteen nights, the band continued to stack the deck with another debut. This time, it was "Mr. Completely" played for the first time since July 15, 2003 when it was first debuted by the band in Utah. The Trey Anastasio jam vehicle emerged out of the second set opener "Punch You in the Eye" and marks a 380-show gap... ...

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The Avett Brothers Release Trailer for Judd Apatow-Led Documentary

The Avett Brothers teamed up with filmmakers Judd Apatow and Michael Bonfiglio for May It Last: A Portrait of The Avett Brothers due out for one-night-only on September 12. The trailer, available to watch below, chronicles the band's rise from a family band featuring Scott and Seth Avett to headlining Madison Square Garden, recording with Rick Rubin and much more. The film covers a number of... ...

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Hear Phil Lesh, Nicki Bluhm, Jackie Greene and ALO Speak and Perform at Monterey Pop Festival 50

Stuart Levine Last month, Monterey International Pop Festival 50 celebrated the half-decade anniversary of the original 1967 California festival, which brought together icons like Janis Joplin, the Grateful Dead, Jimi Hendrix and The Who, among others, for a legendary event that helped cement the spirit of the Summer of Love and served as an inspiration for today's modern festival... ...

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Long Strange Trip: The Untold Story Of The Grateful Dead

Directed by Amir Bar-Lev On first glance, the four- hour run time of Amir Bar-Lev’s Grateful Dead history is daunting. But there wouldn’t have been any other approach to the complex entity that is the Grateful Dead.Bar-Lev builds the narrative around guitarist Jerry Garcia, casting him as a child who, stricken by the death of his father, finds resonance (“Bongggg!”) in the movie Abbott... ...

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Watch Phish’s Entire Show from Dayton, OH

Phish returned to the Nutter Center in Dayton, OH and delivered a show full of highlights from the debut of Trey Anastasio's solo cut "Tuesday" and Mike Gordon's "Crazy Sometimes" to lengthy jams in "Down with Disease," "Ghost" and surprisingly "Wombat," there was something for everyone last night as the band streamed the show for free on their YouTube page. Watch below.  ...

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Parting Shots: Steven Van Zandt

Steven Van Zandt is a Renaissance man. This term is particularly appropriate because, as he states, “I don’t have much interest in the modern world, and I don’t pretend to.” Nonetheless, he remains an active contributor to contemporary American culture as the host of SiriusXM’s “Little Steven’s Underground Garage,” the co-writer and star of the Lilyhammer television series... ...

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