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Shovels & Rope Reveal High Water Festival LIneup

Shovels & Rope will once again host their High Water Festival this April, when the band will be bringing a lineup featuring Jason Isbell, Band of Horses, Brandi Carlile, Jeff Tweedy and more to Charleston, SC.Also included in the new lineup are St. Paul & The Broken Bones, Shakey Graves, M. Ward, Hamilton Leithauser, Valerie June, Tank & The Bangas, Nicole Atkins, Susto, Old 97’s, Ian Felice... ...

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Watch Umphrey’s McGee Play “Professor Wormbog” in Madison

Umphrey's McGee's "Professor Wormbog" dates all the way back to 2000, originating as an Ali Baba's Tahini tune that Jake Cinninger brought over when he joined up with the sextet in 2000. The song is less common nowadays, garnering about a handful of plays each year after a brief resurgence in 2013 and 2014, so when it pops up it's always special as the group presents one of its earliest tunes... ...

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MSNBC Bid Farewell to Chris Christie with an Avalanche of Grateful Dead Lyrics

This time it was not Katy Tur and Jake Sherman trading Phish references on MSNBC but rather Ari Melber, who got into the Grateful Dead spirit with a "Truckin'" themed goodbye to New Jersey governor Chris Christie, who lost his position yesterday. Melber started out the essay highlighting many of Christie's infamous missteps and public embarrassments with the classic "long strange trip" lyric... ...

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Watch Umphrey’s McGee Play “Professor Wormbog” in Madison

Umphrey's McGee's "Professor Wormbog" dates all the way back to 2000, originating as an Ali Baba's Tahini tune that Jake Cinninger brought over when he joined up with the sextet in 2000. The song is less common nowadays, garnering about a handful of plays each year after a brief resurgence in 2013 and 2014, so when it pops up it's always special as the group presents one of its earliest tunes... ...

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Twiddle: The Art of Acrobatics

Twiddle certainly knows how to Tumble Down in style. In July 2016, the Vermont-based quartet launched a two-day festival at Waterfront Park in Burlington. The group’s fourth and final set of their inaugural Tumble Down event began with a guest appearance by Holly Bowling on electric piano for the Twiddle original “Hattie’s jam,” which then led, as it typically does, into a version of... ...

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Setlist.fm Member Emotes Over Cancelled Morrissey Show with Appropriate Setlist Notation

The wildly unpredictable and grouchy Morrissey struck again the other night when his show in Paso Robles, CA was cancelled due to it simply being too cold. The Smiths frontman was scheduled to perform at Vina Robles Amphitheatre on Sunday night but the temperature had the audacity to venture into the 40s, forcing Morrissey to cancel the show. A press release following the cancellation cited an... ...

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Aliya Cycon Project: Prayer

Aliya Cycon came to New York City to become a professional ballerina, but quickly turned her career aspirations to music and relocated to Boston’s Berklee College of Music. A visit to the West Bank ignited Cycon’s passion for Middle Eastern music, which led to her adopting the oud—a stringed, lute-like instrument used in the Arabic music tradition—as her primary means of expression and... ...

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Hop Making Sense: A _Relix_ Collaboration with Sweetwater and Kyle Hollingsworth

As Kyle Hollingsworth and I took our seats at a table covered with newly picked hops and equally fresh beer, our journey was finally underway. It had taken us three and a half years to arrive at this point, which is why we were savoring the moment—and, of course, the beer. Did I mention the beer? In February of 2014, I traveled to the Hard Rock Hotel in Riviera Maya, Mexico to cover The String... ...

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