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Wakarusa Announces 3rd Phase: Major Lazer, Thievery Corp, Lotus, Umphrey’s +more

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  It would definitely appear that Wakarusa withheld their best for last. Joining the festival will be the likes of Major Lazer, Thievery Corporation, Umphrey’s McGee, Lotus, EOTO, Gigantic Underground Conspiracy and many more. The lineup has received criticism during the first two phases, so we’re eager to see what the fan base has to say about these additions. Tickets and more info available here.   Tweet

Chris TartWakarusa Announces 3rd Phase: Major Lazer, Thievery Corp, Lotus, Umphrey’s +more
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NEW MUSIC: The Magician – Magic Tape 49 (45 min of Soulful House)

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The Magician has been one of my favorite electronic DJs and Producers as of late. His Magic Tapes are always on point and I always discover new songs I really like in them. This one is no different. The Magician works his magic for a solid 45 minutes of funky tunes you can dance or lounge to. Enjoy! Tweet

Maxx McInerneyNEW MUSIC: The Magician – Magic Tape 49 (45 min of Soulful House)
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Watch the Skrillex Superjam Documentary featuring Big Gigantic, Mickey Hart, Thundercat, Damian Marley, A$AP Ferg +more

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The Skrillex Superjam documentary has arrived! Watch how the gang of musicians featuring Skrillex, Big Gigantic, Thundercat, Mickey Hart (of Grateful Dead), Lauryn Hill, A$AP Ferg, Damian Marley, Warpaint, Jannelle Monae, Robby Krieger (of The Doors) and more come together for an unforgettable jam. From A$AP Ferg talking about Mickey Hart’s artistry to Skrillex telling Hart he should be the one who raps on the futuristic version of “Fire on the Mountain” there are so many incredible moments in these …

Chris TartWatch the Skrillex Superjam Documentary featuring Big Gigantic, Mickey Hart, Thundercat, Damian Marley, A$AP Ferg +more
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Umphrey’s McGee Goes Deep With Joshua Redman @ The Beacon Theatre

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Umphrey’s McGee kicked off a two-night stand at New York City’s Beacon Theatre last night. Joining the prog-jam six-piece was saxophonist Joshua Redman, who’s chemistry with the band, and specifically guitarist Jake Cinninger, took both sets in to gorgeous space-jazz jams. The band hit promptly at 9pm with a “You Got the Wrong Guy” > “Cut the Cable” segue that only lasted about 6 minutes. The short songs would not prove to be commonplace throughout the rest of the 2.5+ hours worth …

Chris TartUmphrey’s McGee Goes Deep With Joshua Redman @ The Beacon Theatre
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SHOW REVIEW: Dr. Dog Amidst an 8-Night NYC Residency

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Words by Alejandro Valdivieso Photos by Jarid Blue Dr. Dog is amidst an 8-night NYC residency, including 4 shows at the Music Hall of Williamsburg and 4 shows at Bowery Ballroom. I learned from a co-worker right before the final MHOW show on Monday that Dr. Dog is attempting to play their entire catalog in the 8 nights they’re in New York. They’re that kind of band?! They decorated the venue into a playful oasis, complete with palm trees, Christmas …

Chris TartSHOW REVIEW: Dr. Dog Amidst an 8-Night NYC Residency
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DRKWAV [Medeski, Skerik, Deitch] Release New Song, Announce Tour, Detail LP Due February

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Photo by Greg Aiello DRKWAV is the collaboration of John Medeski, Adam Deitch and Skerik. Their psychedelic, dark, free-jazz experiment has jus released a brand new, introductory, self-titled track. Press Play. Ahhh. That’s better. The Purge promises cinematic aesthetic, electronic experimentation and world-class musicianship. It will be released on February 24th via Royal Potatoe Family. It will be released as a double LP colored vinyl set, and also as a CD and digital download. Tour dates have been announced, so peep those… …

Chris TartDRKWAV [Medeski, Skerik, Deitch] Release New Song, Announce Tour, Detail LP Due February
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DelFest Announces 2015 Lineup: McCourys, Old Crow, Greensky, RRE, Salmon +more

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Are you ready for a barn burner! DelFest announced their 2015 lineup and it is quite the round up of musicians for the bluegrass fan. Joining Del McCoury and his sons are mainstays like Greensky Bluegrass, Railroad Earth and Hot Rize. Differentiating the festival from last year is Old Crow Medecine Show, Trampled By Turtles, Leftover Salmon, Steep Canyon Rangers and more. The Gibson Brothers and Sierra Hull, of whom we just saw and reviewed, will also be there. DelFest is …

Chris TartDelFest Announces 2015 Lineup: McCourys, Old Crow, Greensky, RRE, Salmon +more
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Counterpoint Festival 2015 Lineup: Widespread Panic, The Roots, Kygo, and More!

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Counterpoint Festival decided to be sneaky and drop their lineup at like 8am this morning. I woke up to a Counterpoint lineup at the top of my instagram feed and it made me hop out right out of bed. Counterpoint added lots of jam this year with Widespread Panic, Joe Russo’s Almost Dead Band, Lettuce, Umphreys, Papadosio, and Galactic on the lineup. The Roots are always amazing too. I know lots of people that are going to really enjoy the …

Maxx McInerneyCounterpoint Festival 2015 Lineup: Widespread Panic, The Roots, Kygo, and More!
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EVENT PREVIEW: Paper Diamond Releases New Music for Rain Drops Tour

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“Just finished sound check and holy sh*t it sounds insane in here!! The bass rig we brought on this tour is NEXT LEVEL!! Straight up feels like a festival in here” -Paper Diamond after testing the sound system for his new tour Paper D said he’s about to “switch it up” and start the Rain Drops Tour this week. I’m not sure what “switch it up” means but I’m assuming it means he will be playing a lot more music …

Maxx McInerneyEVENT PREVIEW: Paper Diamond Releases New Music for Rain Drops Tour