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Dead & Company: The Music Never Stopped

This excerpt originally appears in the April_May issue of Relix. To read the entire version, subscribe here.John Mayer hasn't seen the new Grateful Dead documentary just yet, but he knows exactly when he intends to carve out the requisite four hours needed for a screening of Long Strange Trip. “After I get off my tour in May, I’m going to reset and watch it as a primer to get into that... ...

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Phil Lesh Shares The Story of Passover

Last night Phil Lesh’s Terrapin Crossroads began their annual Passover celebration. The traditional Passover Seder dinner included a reading from the custom Terrapin Nation Haggadah,  followed by music from Lesh, Dan Lebowitz, Ross James, Scott Guberman, Ezra Lipp and Jeannette Ferber. Here Lesh shares the Story of Passover.Terrapin Crossroads will host the second seder this evening. ...

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The Day When Butch Trucks Saved The Slip Show

Next week's Wanee Festival will offer a number of performances in honor of the late Butch Trucks. Here we share Dean Budnick's Editor's Note from our March issue, which offers his memories of the Allman Brothers band drummer. We've also posted the audio from Butch's performance with The Slip at the Theatre of Living Arts on June 2, 1999 which is described below... Butch Trucks & The... ...

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Taj Mahal: Labor of Love

In 1998, the backstory goes, Taj Mahal was on tour and a man named Tim Duffy, head of the Music Maker Relief Foundation, took to recording the blues great in various hotels along the way. About half of the songs featured Mahal solo; on the others, he was joined by an assortment of other MMRF-associated artists. None of it was released at the time; now it’s Mahal’s 47th album and first in... ...

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Willie Nelson, Bob Dylan, My Morning Jacket and More to Join Outlaw Festival Tour

Stuart LevineThis summer, Willie Nelson will headline the Outlaw Music Festival Tour, which will bring together an all-star cast of mostly folk- and country-leaning artists to six cities around the country from July 1 through July 16.While Nelson & Family will headline each stop of the traveling festival, the rest of the confirmed artists are a rotating lineup that will include Bob Dylan, The... ...

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Adrian Belew Power Trio at the Canyon Club

For those wondering, the guitar hero is alive and well. He wears a black jumpsuit and a red baseball cap, and sometimes sits on a futuristic stool that resembles a spring-loaded cupcake, with a laptop by his side. He introduces himself as “Loretta” and punctuates the sharp stops that end most of his songs with a loud, “Woo!”He’s a Beatles fan and an animal advocate commenting on men... ...

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Watch Radiohead Play the First North American Performance of “Glass Eyes”

Wesley Hodges Radiohead took their tour through Portland, OR, last night for a show at the Moda Center, and the UK rock icons packed their show with classic cuts and tracks from their most recent effort, last year's A Moon Shaped Pool, including the first ever North American performance of that album's "Glass Eyes."  The beautifully melancholic tune, which as JamBase notes has only been... ...

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Ziggy Marley on Politics, Positivity and _Exodus_

Fresh off his Grammy win for Best Reggae Album, Ziggy Marley is back with a new single, “See Dem Fake Leaders,” and a new live set. He’s also a newly-minted author of his first cookbook and preparing for a busy summer on the road that will include festivals in Europe and a special appearance with an orchestra at the Hollywood Bowl. Ziggy took some time to speak about his latest... ...

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Future Islands: _The Far Field_ of Dreams

Tom HinesSamuel Herring vividly remembers the most crucial audience of Future Islands’ career. And no, it wasn’t the crowd at The Late Show, where the synth-pop trio inadvertently created a viral frenzy with their enigmatic performance of “Seasons (Waiting on You).” In an inconspicuous, pizza-slinging venue in Olympia, Wash.—one of roughly 300 dates on their expansive promotional tour... ...

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King Gizzard & The Lizard Wizard: Flying Microtonal Banana

Flying Microtonal Banana is the first of King Gizzard & The Lizard Wizard’s proposed five albums to be released in 2017. Currently taking the form of a septet, the Australian group is of the prolific and relentlessly experimenting sort, with the musicians using various strategies to crack open their cosmic surf-boogie, such as on the rustic, acoustic outsiderness of 2015’s Paper Måché... ...

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