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Telluride Bluegrass Festival Announces 2015 Lineup

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Photo via prweb.com Telluride Bluegrass Festival has announced the preliminary lineup for their 2015 festival, and it includes many of the greatest names in string music. From the jammin’ tendencies of Greensky Bluegrass to the classically influenced Chris Thile & Edgar Meyer to the indie-minded Trampled By Turtles and of course more traditionally minded folks like Hot Rize, this long-running festival has you covered on the string music. The festival takes place from June 18-21. You can expect Nightgrass announcements …

Chris TartTelluride Bluegrass Festival Announces 2015 Lineup
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Top 20 Albums of 2014

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2014 was a great year for music. I went to a ton of incredible shows and listened to a bunch of great records, both old and new. Today we’re focusing on the 2014 releases, and although it’s tough to rank ‘em, it’s a necessary evil. Here’s the albums I especially enjoyed from 2014, ranked the best I could. One interesting trend is the plethora of bluegrass-influenced music taking the 20-11 spots, while the top 10 is reserved for more avant-garde releases that …

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NEW MUSIC: Exmag & Branx – Intimate Friends Mix [Beat Tape, #Spliff]

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I’m really excited to post this mix today. The homies Exmag and Branx have concocted a fire-most beat tape, perfect for a #spliff. The hour+ long features everything from the likes of J Dilla, Kaytranada, Mndsgn, Knxwledge, Ed Banger’s Mr. Flash and many more. I had the pleasure of listening to these guys craft this mix, carefully choosing under-appreciated producers from the beat scene. Take a listen below, download, and enjoy. Tweet

Chris TartNEW MUSIC: Exmag & Branx – Intimate Friends Mix [Beat Tape, #Spliff]
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SHOW REVIEW: Justin Martin and J Phlip at Verboten

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And the Dirtybirds strike again. This time, it was Justin Martin and J Phlip (whom just so happen to be my two favorite birds) taking over Verboten Friday night, bumping Dirtybird booty bass through the speakers until we couldn’t take it anymore. Verboten was decked out for the Holidays, with hundreds of red and white paper stars dangling from the ceiling. This was also my first time witnessing their two new LED-displays that now wrap clear across the dance floor. Justin …

Kate ChristineSHOW REVIEW: Justin Martin and J Phlip at Verboten
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NEW MUSIC: Goldroom – Saguaro Mix 2014 (Tropical Electronic Music) [Free Download]

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Goldroom released a new mix to cap off 2014 and it’s stuffed full of good tunes. Goldroom has a new album on the way and has been in the studio a lot so this mix has new jams scattered throughout it. There is a really cool remix of Odesza’s “Say My Name” which I’m assuming is a new Goldroom remix. The “Back to Life” remix which I can’t find anywhere is badass as well. Excited for the album to get …

Maxx McInerneyNEW MUSIC: Goldroom – Saguaro Mix 2014 (Tropical Electronic Music) [Free Download]
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Buku 2015 Lineup Announcement (Bassnecter, Odesza, STS9, Die Antwoord, A$AP Rocky, and More)

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Buku Music and Arts Project released their 2015 lineup with a very well produced announcement video and an amazing list of artists to back it up. Post by BUKU Music & Art Project. Bassnectar Empire of the Sun Passion Pit A$AP Rocky Die Antwoord Porter Robinson (Live) TV on the Radio STS9 Flosstradamus G-Eazy Portugal the Man Boosie Badazz Borgore Run the Jewels Zomboy Jamie Jones Odesza Gramatik Justin Martin b2b w/ Eats Everything Bob Moses Mr. Carmack and more! …

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Summer Camp Announces Lineup: Widespread Panic, STS9, Steve Miller Band + more

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  Umphrey’s McGee and moe. will be joined by a heavy cast at their Summer Camp Festival. Steve Miller Band, Widespread Panic, STS9, JRAD, The Infamous Stringdusters, Trampled By Turtles, Grateful Grass, Big Gigantic, The Nth Power, and many more will join the Illinois festival that takes place over Memorial Day weekend. Check out tickets and other specifics here. Tweet

Chris TartSummer Camp Announces Lineup: Widespread Panic, STS9, Steve Miller Band + more
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Widespread Panic Adds 2 Brooklyn Shows to Spring Tour

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Widespread Panic will perform at Wanee this year as a part of their 2015 Spring Tour, but the southern jammers also just added two dates at the Kings Theatre in Brooklyn, NY to the run! We couldn’t be more stoked to have Panic in Brooklyn, bringing a little bit of that southern heat to the northeast. The shows take place April 24 and 25, tickets don’t go on sale ’til January 30th and they will apparently be $75 a piece …

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FULL SET SUNDAY: Greensky Bluegrass @ Strings & Sol [12/11/13]

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With Strings & Sol wrapping up today, I thought we would throw it back to their opening night set from 2013’s Mexican bluegrass adventure. Check out the quintet deliver covers of “Can’t Stop Now” and “How Mountain Girls Get Love” along with versions of favorites like “Old Barns” and “Kerosene.” Enjoy! Setlist: 01. Intro By Ben Kaufmann of YMSB 02. Mexico % 03. Leap year 04. Old barns 05. Cry holy 06. Kerosene 07. In control 08. Can’t stop now …

Chris TartFULL SET SUNDAY: Greensky Bluegrass @ Strings & Sol [12/11/13]