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Pegi Young & The Survivors: Raw

Pegi Young’s never had an easy time of it. Though a talented artist in her own right, she was often regarded as a satellite that circled the orbit of her ex, Neil Young. Still, after establishing her solo career throughout several albums, Pegi’s found her footing and, with it, an independent following. That said, Raw is her most definitive statement yet—an album that lives up to its title... ...

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The Phoffman/Beck Quartet at The Fox (A Gallery)

Last week Paul Hoffman and Anders Beck of Greensky Bluegrass along with Billy Strings and Samson Grisman performed a four-night  Colorado run.  Members of opening act Lindsay Lou and the Flatbellies, joined in for the encore at Boulder's Fox Theatre and Peter Wallace shares these images. ...

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Jethro Tull: The String Quartets

Throughout the 1970s prime of progressive rock, numerous bands took a “symphonic” approach, piling instruments into ornate soundscapes. But Jethro Tull earned that label more literally: Aided by orchestral arranger Dee Palmer, mastermind Ian Anderson composed masterpiece LPs like 1971’s Aqualung and the following year’s Thick as a Brick with space for legitimate string sections. On... ...

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Chris Thile & Brad Mehldau: Chris Thile & Brad Mehldau

If you’ve never given much thought to what a mandolin and piano would sound like together, sans any other instruments, then you’re not the only one—it’s an unusual mix. But if you wanted to experiment with that concept, then these two guys would be the ones you’d choose to try it out. Chris Thile, with both Nickel Creek and the Punch Brothers, has always been interested in pushing the... ...

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Watch John Mayer Bring Out Dave Chappelle to Pay Tribute to Charlie Murphy in Columbus

John Mayer and Dave Chappelle  reunited last night during Mayer's tour stop in Columbus, OH to pay tribute to the late comedian Charlie Murphy, who passed away at the age of 57 after a battle with leukemia. Mayer welcomed the famed comedian onto the stage during his solo finale of "You're Gonna Live Forever in Me" that included a back and forth between the two about Murphy, who rose to fame... ...

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Dave Abbruzzese Has Finally Crossed the Line

Throughout former Pearl Jam drummer Dave Abbruzzese's numerous, repeated pleas to be invited and included in the band's recent Rock and Roll Hall of Fame ceremony, I sympathized with him. I understood how it must feel to have your contributions to one of the most legendary rock bands alive suddenly be deemed unworthy of inclusion. After all, Abbruzzese was the band's drummer during arguably... ...

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Track By Track: The String Cheese Incident’s _Believe_

"We had kind of a ‘coming to Jesus' moment a little while ago,” The String Cheese Incident’s Michael Kang explains. “Now that we’re into version 2.0 of our reality—and everybody lives in different places—we decided that it was important for us to begin a yearly tradition where we would get together and not do any rehearsals for tours or anything, but just work out new ideas—try to... ...

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Let’s Revisit Charlie Murphy’s Hilarious Retelling of Prince’s Basketball Game

Today the tragic news came down that Charlie Murphy, beloved comedian and brother of Eddie Murphy, lost his battle with leukemia at the way-too-young age of 57. Murphy was best known for his bits on Chappelle's Show over the years along with his devastatingly funny stand up routines. Maybe his opus came in the form of a segment about a now-famous basketball game that took place at Prince's... ...

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Bobby Deitch Band at Blue Note (A Gallery)

The Bobby Dietch Band hit the stage at New York's Blue Note featured a sit-in from his son Adam Deitch and Nigel Hall. Deitch and Hall played following the elder Deitch with Louis Cato and Danny Sadownick. Dino Perrucci shared some photos from the show.  ...

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John Mayer at Madison Square Garden (A Gallery)

John Mayer brought his The Search for Everything tour to Madison Square Garden for a show that included a full band, acoustic and John Mayer Trio set as the guitarist celebrated each phase of his career. Bill Kelly shared some photos of Mayer and opening act The Record Company.  ...

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