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Parting Shots: Steven Van Zandt

Steven Van Zandt is a Renaissance man. This term is particularly appropriate because, as he states, “I don’t have much interest in the modern world, and I don’t pretend to.” Nonetheless, he remains an active contributor to contemporary American culture as the host of SiriusXM’s “Little Steven’s Underground Garage,” the co-writer and star of the Lilyhammer television series... ...

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Oteil Burbridge Has Funny Comment About Rumored Dead & Company Announcement

The Grateful Dead Reddit is speculating that Dead & Company news (read: tour) could be on its way tomorrow after a hot tip from a man only known as "StirFry." StirFry has struck gold in the past, becoming a reliable "inside" source to Grateful Dead fans on the internet. Well, he struck again yesterday by simply noting that tomorrow would produce something in the way of a Dead &... ...

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Let’s Revisit the Last Time Phish Went “Nuts” in Dayton, 20 Years Ago

Tonight, Phish continue their short pre-Baker's Dozen summer tour run at the Nutter Center at Ohio's Wright State University (the band is streaming the performance for free via YouTube), and as some of you may remember, the last time the quartet played this particular venue was nearly 20 years ago, when they took the Nutter Center by storm on December 7, 1997.  Considered one of Phish's... ...

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Kevin Morby: City Music

Kevin Morby sounds serious. Sometimes the former Woods bassist shades to the sepulchral but, often, he just conveys poetic heft. Morby’s delivery and his warm baritone is sometimes reminiscent of Skip Spence and often of Leonard Cohen. He sounds like a hip oracle. On his latest, Morby stays in a dark mode, but he changes hats a few times, conjuring John Wesley Harding-era Dylan, evoking Lou... ...

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Watch Sufjan Stevens, Bryce Dessner, Nico Muhly and James McAlister Bring “Mercury” to _Colbert_

Last night, the collective of Sufjan Stevens, The National's Bryce Dessner, Nico Muhly and James McAlister stopped by The Late Show with Stephen Colbert in support of their recent collaborative effort, Planetarium, delivering an ethereal performance of album track "Mercury." Led by Stevens signature crooning falsetto and backed by the rest of the quartet, along with small string and horn... ...

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The “Absolute Zero” Phish Theory is the Craziest Thing I’ve Ever Seen

As we approach Phish's Baker's Dozen run at Madison Square Garden, the question rages on of whether or not the band will repeat a single song. If you're like me, you have a running document of unique Phish setlists with the hopes of hitting thirteen. Currently, I'm at twelve and the only hope of getting to thirteen is if Phish morphs into a Journey cover band for one night only. So, I... ...

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moe. Announce Indefinite Hiatus After Rob Derhak’s Cancer Diagnosis

moe. have announced they will be going on an indefinite hiatus starting August 1, 2017, due to bassist Rob Derhak’s recent cancer diagnosis. The band announced both the diagnosis and hiatus in a note to fans on their website.Derhak writes that he was diagnosed with oropharyngeal cancer early last week. The disease affects the oropharynx, a specific part of the pharynx in the throat. The... ...

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Phish in Chicago (A Gallery)

Phish kicked off their summer tour with three shows at Chicago's Northerly Island with a run that included two monumental jams as the group unleashed a 27-minute "Simple" on Saturday and a 20-minute "Carini" on the final night. Throughout, the group also showcased a bevy of new originals and debuts throughout as they charge towards their 13-night run at Madison Square Garden beginning this... ...

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