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Miles Davis: Freedom Jazz Dance: The Bootleg Series Vol. 5

Like the previous four releases in Miles Davis’ “Bootleg Series,” the newest aims to offer an insider’s peek into the creation of the music. But this one goes deeper. Whereas the earlier sets presented live recordings as heard by concert audiences, this time, we’re in the studio as Davis and his so-called Second Great Quintet—pianist Herbie Hancock, saxophonist Wayne Shorter, bassist... ...

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Watch The Shins Make Their Return on ‘Colbert’ with “Name For You”

The Shins celebrated the release of their excellent comeback LP Heartworms with various media appearances including a late night slot on Late Show with Stephen Colbert to perform the single "Name For You."The quirky, very Shins-like rock song highlights yet another strong output from James Mercer & Co. as they plan on hitting the road to support Heartworms first with a pair of intimate shows... ...

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John Mayer Takes Out Sweet Ad to Thank the Grateful Dead

The John Mayer/Grateful Dead bromance rolls on today as the Dead & Company guitarist took out an ad in Billboard Magazine to thank the band for changing his life. "To the band that changed my life, and for their music that keeps on coloring it in: Congratulations on the 50th anniversary of your debut album," the note read before Mayer signed off "Forever Grateful." Mayer will have to wait a... ...

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Red Hot Chili Peppers at Oracle Arena (A Gallery)

Red Hot Chili Peppers continued their tour with a stop at the home of the Golden State Warriors, Oracle Arena outside of Oakland, CA. The band rolled through a slew of their hits as well as tunes from their latest The Getaway complete with their elaborate stage setup. Stuart Levine shared some photos from the show.  ...

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Do We Think Trey Anastasio is Really a Doomsday Prepper?

While thoroughly enjoying the full video of Trey Anastasio's acoustic show in Portsmouth, NH, which to me proved to be an unprecedented and intimate look into the mind of the guitarist, I couldn't help but lock on to one of the stories Anastasio told about being a doomsday prepper. "Any doomsday preppers out there other than me," Anastasio asked a couple of songs into his set, which drew the... ...

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Gregg Allman Cancels 2017 Tour

Gregg Allman will not tour in 2017 due to undisclosed reasons, Macon's The Telegraph reports.Allman was scheduled to play a slew of gigs this summer including four in his hometown of Macon, GA at The Grand Opera House in June. He was also slated to play Chattanooga and Robinsville, MS along the way. No reason for the cancelation was given although Allman has struggled with touring in the... ...

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Laura Marling: Semper Femina

British folk singer Laura Marling has always been deft with a poetic line and a dulcet melody, which often urges her music to feel like it’s been written specifically for the listener. Semper Femina, her sixth album, which was recorded with Blake Mills, isn’t any different. The songs are quiet and careful, resonating with sincerity and emotional kindness. “The Valley” pairs an ethereal... ...

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