June 2017

Grateful Web Interview with Jamtown

One of the biggest new-music buzzes of the June 2017 edition of the Monterey International Pop Festival was a pioneering performance by Jamtown, a burgeoning venture from three separately renowned musicians – Cisco Adler (from Malibu), G.

Envy Alo To Release First Full-Length LP

Boulder, CO based power trio Envy Alo is set to release their first full-length LP “Live at the Boulder Theater”on July 28th via Spotify and iTunes.


Antibalas to Release New Album in Sept.

Imagine a world where every person is temporarily transported to outer space for the sole purpose of looking back on earth to experience its sheer beauty. For a brief moment, we could all escape the greatest atrocities of our time and take in an outer-world perspective to see all of humanity living in harmonious coexistence.

MidPoint Music Festival Returns to Cincy

Music and Event Management Inc. announced today the initial lineup of more than 20 artists for the 17th-annual Midpoint Music Festival (MPMF) happening Saturday and Sunday, September 23-24, 2017 in downtown Cincinnati at the Taft Theatre and Cincinnati Masonic Center.

Jerry Garcia 75th Birthday Bash @ the Movies

Join us, won't you, as we celebrate what would have been Jerry's 75th birthday with the music and magic of the Grateful Dead on the silver screen. A special one-night-only cinema event, the 7th-annual Meet-Up At The Movies features the previously unreleased July 12, 1989 RFK Stadium concert. Spoiler alert: the rare first set contains at least one song sung by each of the four lead singers, not to mention a terrific show-opening rendition of "Touch Of Grey." And the second set?


Big Bucks for Dead & Co. Guitars @ Wrigley

A pair of D'Angelico guitars will be auctioned at this weekend's Dead & Company concerts in Chicago, potentially generating tens or even hundreds of thousands of dollars for charities chosen by the band.


Cayamo: A Journey Through Song 11th Edition

A true floating Americana Music Festival, the 11th edition of Cayamo: A Journey Through Song, brings together 2,200 music lovers and the who’s who amongst singer-songwriters for seven full days of inspiring music, camaraderie and Caribbean vibes sailing February 4-11, 2018 aboard Norwegian Pearl from New Orleans to Cozumel, Mexico and Harvest Caye, Belize.


Hot Tuna & Tedeschi Trucks' Wheels of Soul Summer Tour

Susan Tedeschi and Derek Trucks's Wheels of Soul Summer Tour is heading out across America July 1st with longtime friends and collaborators Electric Hot Tuna (Jorma Kaukonen, Jack Casady and drummer Justin Guip) and masters of soulful folk, The Wood Brothers.

John Butler Ride Festival Pre-Party in Bldr

The contradictions in John Butler are evident, and, despite his magnificently successful career (with number one albums in Australia and sell-out tours) his is a troubled soul. One of the most successful recording artists Australia has ever produced and a musician whose reputation has begun to rock the waters of both Europe and America, Butler is nevertheless a man on the edge, poised like a beautiful suicide. Where will he go next? Up or down?

The Stringdusters: Laws of Gravity - Live

It’s peculiar to think about, but the album, as we know, it is dying off. The single already takes precedent, for those bands that are looking to reach the widest number of listens on the pop charts. The major upside to the current state of the music business is that the live concert experience has taken precedent as the best way to make it as a musician.

King Crimson | Greek Theater - LA | Review

King Crimson brought their latest in a long list of lineups to Los Angeles on the first day of summer 2017. The two-set show on the longest day of the year was held fittingly at the iconic Greek Theatre, a beautiful outdoor amphitheater located on the forested slopes of Griffith Park.

Sam Moore Joins The Blues Brothers For PBS's 'A Capitol Fourth'

Grammy and Rock & Roll Hall of Famer and Legendary Soul Man Sam Moore will join Dan Aykroyd and Jim Belushi of The Blues Brothers for a special guest performance on the 37th annual edition of PBS’ A CAPITOL FOURTH, broadcast live from the West Lawn of the U.S. Capitol. Named one of the “Top 100 Greatest Singers of All Time” by Rolling Stone Magazine, Moore is best known as one half of the famed Grammy-winning R&B duo Sam & Dave.


Dark Star 2017 Fall Tour + Jam in the Sand

Nothing makes Deadheads feel more like VIP than flying away with DSO to beautiful Runaway Bay, Jamaica, January 18-22 for Dark Star’s Jam in the Sand VI.  Fans gets to lounge around by the pool or on the beach with your choice of refreshing beverages while enjoying four full two-set DSO shows, as well as three sets each of Hot Tuna and the Rumpke Mountain Boys.  All-inclusive packages include unlimited food and drink from multiple on-site bars and restaurants as well as a bevy of water sports and tropical a


Just Announced: The Bad Plus @ Boulder Theater

The Bad Plus came together at the end of the 20th century and has avoided easy categorization ever since, winning critical hosannas and a legion of fans worldwide with their creativity, unique sound and flair for live performance. Based in New York City, the intensely collaborative trio has constantly searched for rules to break and boundaries to cross, bridging genres and techniques while exploring the infinite possibilities of three exceptional musicians working in perfect sync.


John Craigie to Join Jack Johnson in Denver

Following a national publicity campaign for his 2017 album, No Rain No Rose, Portland Americana and folk songwriter John Craigie will be opening for iconic folk-rocker Jack Johnson on Johnson’s upcoming Summer 2017 Tour. The two met in Hawaii when Johnson came to Craigie’s show and fell in love with his mix of wry folk songwriting and stand-up comedy.

Laugh Your Asheville Off Returns in August

The Southeast’s largest comedy festival celebrates eleven years in Asheville this summer with stand up comedians from all around the world. Since its first two day festival in 2006, The Laugh Your Asheville Off Comedy Festival (a.k.a. The Asheville Comedy Festival) has grown into one of the country’s most prestigious comedy festivals among both comedians, comedy industry professionals and fans.


The Trongone Band Set To Release Debut

Hailing from Richmond, VA and formed by brothers Andrew and Johnny, The Trongone Band is set to release their debut LP, “Keys To The House” on June 30th via Harmonized Records. Drawing from Funk, Blues, Americana and Southern Rock, the quartet is rounded out by keyboardist Ben "Wolfe" White and award-winning bassist Todd Herrington.  The band plans to begin touring this month in support of the album.

5 Reasons a Hippie will enjoy Electric Forest

Why would a hippie drown themselves in a sea of hipsters and EDM?  If you enjoy Phish, Dead & Co, Greensky Bluegrass, and the like, what would the appeal of Electric Forest be you ask? The miles of music listed on the bill are obscure and barely heard of bands to an aging hippie. Are they even bands? These are questions you may ask yourself while looking at the ticket price.

Music on the Mesa 2017 | Day Two

The second day of Music on the Mesa 2017 started early. Though there was a huge crowd on the first night of the fest, music lovers were taking their time moseying down to the festival grounds in search of that day’s entertainment. I moseyed down myself from the vintage Aristocrat trailer I stayed in the night before. It was nicknamed Dennis and had an Easy Rider/Dennis Hopper theme in its decorations.

Dark Star Orchestra | River Edge Park

River Edge Park in Aurora, IL hosted a beautiful evening of Dark Star Orchestra on 6/24 ‘17.  While Chicagoland eagerly awaits the upcoming Dead & Co shows at Wrigley Field next weekend, a metro train ride out to the burbs provided 1500 guests a way to chill out by the mighty Fox River.  It was a grateful evening of sentimental tunes played out with perfect 70-degree weather.