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Happy 50th Anniversary to the Grateful Dead’s Debut Album

Fifty years ago today, the Grateful Dead made their very first impression on a number of listeners with their eponymous 1967 debut. Capturing a band very much still learning how to be a band, many of the songs would hang around for the entirety of the Dead's reign like "Cold Rain and Snow," "Morning Dew" and "Viola Lee Blues," among others as Jerry Garcia, Bob Weir, Phil Lesh, Bill Kreutzmann... ...

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Dave Matthews Talks DMB Hiatus, Trump and More in New Interview

Not much has been said regarding the Dave Matthews Band hiatus that'll take the group off the road in 2017 for the first time in 25 years, but sitting down for an interview with The Fresh Toast, Matthews shed a little light onto the decision. "I think I still feel proud about the unusualness of my band and I love the people that I work with," he said. "Although, now we’ve been around long... ...

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Legendary Blues Harmonica Player James Cotton Passes Away

via Alligator Records James Cotton, legendary Grammy-winning blues harmonica player who recorded and toured with Muddy Waters and played with countless others, has died at the age of 81, his label Alligator Records reports. The musician had been battling pneumonia and passed away at a Austin, TX hospital. Cotton was born in Mississippi in 1935 and began playing music early on in life,... ...

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Someone Help Ryan Adams Find Some Music at SXSW

The annual music/tech/lifestyle/app/comedy/hipster get together SXSW commenced this week and with all of that confusion it's very easy to wonder just where the hell all of the music ran off to. Let us all pray that Ryan Adams stumbles upon some up and coming metal band sometime between now and the end of the week. If you see him wandering in the streets, please point him in the direction of... ...

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Watch Joe Russo’s Almost Dead Tear Through “Althea”

Joe Russo's Almost Dead continue to be one of the most riveting Grateful Dead projects running and they proved it once again with another successful run at Brooklyn Bowl. The band's made waves by sprinkling their "Jersey edge" onto the gentle stylings of the Grateful Dead's music and one of the finest examples came during their March 11 show when "Althea" exploded into a frantic display of... ...

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Railroad Earth at 9:30 Club

Photo by Sean O'BrienRailroad Earth 9:30 ClubWashington, DC March 10 Railroad Earth’s annual weekend stint at 9:30 Club was renewed on a blustery Friday night, and a casually late bunch slowly filled out the historic venue in the early goings of the two-night affair. “Long Way To Go,” got the show into gear and set a tone for a show heavy on more classic and broadly appealing fare... ...

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Track By Track: Real Estate’s ‘In Mind’

In Mind, Real Estate’s fourth full-length LP, marks something of a new beginning for the band. The follow-up to 2014’s Atlas is the quintet’s opening salvo with new guitarist Julian Lynch, who joined the group after the departure of Matt Mondanile. As vocalist and primary songwriter Martin Courtney—whose bandmates also include co-founder and bassist Alex Bleeker, drummer Jackson Pollis... ...

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DMB Fans Will Be Very Interested in Stefan Lessard’s Latest Twitter Spree

With Dave Matthews Band off the road for the first time in 25+ years, it's understandable for their fans to get a little itchy come Spring/early Summer. That itch got a little more urgent when Stefan Lessard went on a little Twitter spree this afternoon. It all started with a joke photo of the empty seats of Saratoga Springs Performing Arts Center, a summer mainstay for DMB. "Notice the empty... ...

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