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NEW MUSIC: Exmag & Branx – MVP (featuring Denzell Terrell) [DubEra Premiere, Free Download]

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As Exmag & Branx gear up for the release of their upcoming, 8-track EP Plants & Animals, we couldn’t be happier to premiere the lead single for the first time as a free download. The track sees Exmag and Branx collaborating on a super-funky cut led by vocalist Denzell Terrell. Frankly, “MVP” is the ultimate kind of pop music, as it’s both ridiculously catchy and hook-driven but also incredibly musical and psychedelic. Listen to those sweet, sweet synths in the background and …

Chris TartNEW MUSIC: Exmag & Branx – MVP (featuring Denzell Terrell) [DubEra Premiere, Free Download]
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Peter Rowan & David Grisman Will Join String Cheese Incident For A Fan-Selected Set of Dead Tunes At Vibes

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A very special announcement has come today from the Gathering of the Vibes festival. Peter Rowan, David Grisman, and more will join String Cheese Incident for a very special set of Old & In The Way and Grateful Dead tunes at Vibes this year! Better yet, they want YOU to choose the songs! Voting is open here, but you may only vote on one song per day. Choose wisely, young grasshopper. Gathering of the Vibes takes place from July 30-August …

Chris TartPeter Rowan & David Grisman Will Join String Cheese Incident For A Fan-Selected Set of Dead Tunes At Vibes
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Galactic Bringing Funk to NYC on Friday & Saturday

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This weekend, NOLA’s Galactic will bring two nights of their eclectic sound to New York City. With The Revivalists on Friday and Boombox on Saturday, each evening will boast a double-header of jammin’, good music. Galactic are always injecting jazz, rock, rap, R&B, and jam tendencies into funk music. Truly champions of the sound, we can’t wait to see what they do in the Big Apple. The band is known to bring special guests aplenty along with them, so who knows who’s going …

Chris TartGalactic Bringing Funk to NYC on Friday & Saturday
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Suwannee Springfest: A Family Affair with Beautiful Scenery and Great Music

In Festivals, Florida by Chris Tart2 Comments

Words & Photos by Jeremy Nicholson The 19th Annual Suwannee Springfest began with dark clouds and a discouraging forecast on Thursday. During a light drizzle, I searched for a dry spot to set up camp beneath the towering oak and pine trees. Suwannee Springfest has a smaller attendance compared to some of the park’s other, but that would prove to be perfect for finding a quaint spot where I could relax in my hammock before the pickin’ began. The bulk …

Chris TartSuwannee Springfest: A Family Affair with Beautiful Scenery and Great Music
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FESTIVAL PREVIEW: SunFest 2015 Has Music For Everyone

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Sunfest takes place April 29th through May 3rd, right on the water in West Palm Beach, FL. The city blocks off over a mile of property right on the water so people can wonder the streets while listening to amazing live music and browsing various food and art vendors. We photographed SunFest last year and got to see live acts such as Ellie Goulding, Pretty Lights, The Doobie Brothers, J. Cole, and more! This year’s lineup holds another powerful mix …

Maxx McInerneyFESTIVAL PREVIEW: SunFest 2015 Has Music For Everyone
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EVENT PREVIEW: 5 Reasons Umphrey’s McGee & Lettuce at The Fort Is Going To Be Legendary

In DubEra, Florida by Maxx McInerney1 Comment

Umphrey’s McGee and Lettuce will be hosting a special 2 night event titled “The Fort” in my hometown of Fernandina Beach, FL on April 11-12. The concert will be held inside an old war fort known as Fort Clinch. It’s part of a state park right by the beach on Amelia Island, located on the very Northeast tip of Florida. Growing up there, I never expected something of this magnitude to happen. I took senior photos at this fort in …

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NEW MUSIC: Papadosio – Find Your Cloud (Vibe Street Remix) [Grass-Hop, Future-Folk]

In Colorado, DubEra, Free Download, Music News by Jesse FilippelliLeave a Comment

Last week, Colorado’s Vibe Street released his remix of Papadosios “Find Your Cloud.” Vibe Street creates a whole new sound with what they call “grass-hop / future folk.” Known well in the Front Range area of Colorado, he is starting to branch out to a whole new audience by playing shows across the country. A major up-and-comer in the festival circuit, I suggest getting into his music now! For more information on Vibe Street, and to see when he’s coming to …

Jesse FilippelliNEW MUSIC: Papadosio – Find Your Cloud (Vibe Street Remix) [Grass-Hop, Future-Folk]
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Papadosio to kick off “Fourshadows Tour” with 3 nights in Colorado!

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Just around the corner, Papadosio will return to the Rocky Mountain State for a 3-night. A night in Aspen at Belly Up followed by two nights in Ft. Collins at The Aggie Theatre are on the menu this time around. After getting to cover both of Papadosio’s last Colorado concerts I’ve learned that you don’t miss them. The band, already so connected to nature through their music, always seems to make a spectacle of their shows out here. What impresses me the most about …

Jesse FilippelliPapadosio to kick off “Fourshadows Tour” with 3 nights in Colorado!
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Bowlive VI Continued with Soulive, Chris Robinson, Adam Deitch, George Porter Jr., +more

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Photos by Jarid Blue The phenomenon of Bowlive continued Wednesday night with another jam-packed performance of awesome covers, surprise guests, feel-good funk, and lots of love. The night kicked off with a trio of songs from the trio themselves. Eric Krasno, Alan Evans, and Neal Evans always begin each Bowlive performance by giving the crowd a taste of pure, unadulterated Soulive, the 16-year-old funky jazz band that has become an institution within the jam scene. On this night, they started …

Chris TartBowlive VI Continued with Soulive, Chris Robinson, Adam Deitch, George Porter Jr., +more
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All Good Rounds Lineup Off With Railroad Earth, JRAD, Boombox, Antibalas, Chris Robinson +more

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All Good announced a stellar initial lineup about a month ago that featured moe., Primus, Cake, Thievery Corporation, STS9, Lotus and more. Yesterday the festival announced that Railroad Earth, Joe Russo’s Almost Dead, Chris Robinson Brotherhood, Boombox, Antibalas, and more wil be joining the reemergence of All Good Music Festival! Tickets are on sale now, and available at AllGoodFestival.com. Tweet

Chris TartAll Good Rounds Lineup Off With Railroad Earth, JRAD, Boombox, Antibalas, Chris Robinson +more
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Lockn’ Festival Adds Jefferson Airplane, Gov’t Mule, Anders Osborne +more

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Lockn Festival has added a new artist to their roster each day this week. Starting with Little Feat on Monday, the festival rolled out two nights of Gov’t Mule in addition to Anders Osborne, and Karl Denson’s Tiny Universe with Chuck Leavell. Today, the festival made the very special announcement that Jack Casady and Jorma Kaukonen will unite for a very special 50th anniversary celebration of Jefferson Airplane! Tickets are on sale now at LocknFestival.com. Tweet

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Exmag Release “MVP” Video w/ Branx Ahead of Upcoming Headlining Tour

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Exmag & Branx have a new EP coming out of collaborative songs they’ve been making in their top-secret spliff den in Brooklyn, NY. Ahead of the release, the group has released “MVP” featuring Denzell Terrell. The four-minute visual gives a sneak peak in to the lives of this NYC-based collective, documenting the group’s travels from Brooklyn rooftops to Red Rocks Amphitheater in Colorado. Plants & Animals, the upcoming EP, is expected very soon. Exmag is also about to hit the road …

Chris TartExmag Release “MVP” Video w/ Branx Ahead of Upcoming Headlining Tour
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Gibbz Announces Tour With Gramatik, Releases Videos For “Play The Fool” & “Love Again”

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Gibbz has announced that he will be touring alongside Gramatik this summer, playing guitar and contributing vocals to the producer’s live show. He posted a pretty funny Facebook update this morning about it [below]. Russ Liquid will also join along on trumpet. {tour dates} 4/9 : Bear Tooth Theatre – Anchorage, AK 4/11: Coachella – Indio, CA 4/13 : Belly Up – Solana Beach, CA 4/15 : Mezzanine – San Francisco, CA 4/16 : Roseland Theater – Portland, OR 4/18: Coachella – Indio, CA …

Chris TartGibbz Announces Tour With Gramatik, Releases Videos For “Play The Fool” & “Love Again”
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Gov’t Mule Delivers Cover-Heavy Second Night at The Capitol Theatre

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The Sco-Mule tour closer took place at the Capitol Theatre in Port Chester, NY this past Saturday. With plenty of improv and a plethora of covers, Gov’t Mule and John Scofield proved to be jam champions (jampions!??!) in their craft. The show was packed with a Saturday night crowd, ready to let loose at the entertainment of an excited Warren Haynes. He hyped the crowd up early by chanting, “It’s so good to see you!” Judging by the reaction, the crowd was glad …

Chris TartGov’t Mule Delivers Cover-Heavy Second Night at The Capitol Theatre
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Snowmass Mammoth Fest Announces Initial Lineup!

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Snowmass Mammoth Fest has announced their initial lineup which is headlined by Wheels of Soul ( a collaboration of Tedeschi Trucks Band, Sharon Jones & The Dap Kings,and Doyle Bramhall II). Also playing is Greensky Bluegrass, Futurebirds and more! The festival takes place in Snowmass, CO, a little ski town in the Aspens. It looks like this festival will be great fun for all, so be sure to peep it out if you’re in Colorado this summer. For more more information …

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Lockn’ Festival Announces Little Feat!

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Lockn’ has resumed their day-by-day artist announcements today, this time announcing Little Feat’s debut at the Oak Ridge Farm. Lockn’ Festival has already announced two nights of Widespread Panic, String Cheese Incident, Phil & Friends, and Robert Plant & the Sensational Space Shifters. Fishbone, Galactic, Umphrey’s McGee, Slightly Stoopid and more will also play single sets. Tickets and more are available here. Tweet

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NEW MUSIC: Kendrick Lamar – To Pimp A Butterfly [Hip hop, Funk, Soul, Jazz]

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The new Kendrick Lamar album is here! To Pimp A Butterfly features Snoop Dogg, George Clinton, Bilal, Thundercat, Flying Lotus production, a truly funky sound, and insightful lyrics from Mr. Kendrick Lamar. One of the most anticipated new releases of 2015 is available to stream in full above. Enjoy your monday! Tweet

Chris TartNEW MUSIC: Kendrick Lamar – To Pimp A Butterfly [Hip hop, Funk, Soul, Jazz]
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SHOW REVIEW: Bowlive 6 Kick-Off With Soulive, Charles Bradley, and WOLF!

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Photo via Live For Live Music / Patrick Hughes Bowlive 6 kicked off this weekend in Brooklyn, NY. The jazzy funk trio’s yearly Brooklyn Bowl residency got a jump start with guests aplenty, covers, and top-tier musicianship. The festivities began with Scott Metzger’s new band, WOLF! A trio themselves, WOLF! blends soul, traditional rock n roll, blues, and outlaw country for a mix that sounds as unique through the speakers as it does on paper. The guitar-bass-drums combo yields an …

Chris TartSHOW REVIEW: Bowlive 6 Kick-Off With Soulive, Charles Bradley, and WOLF!
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SHOW REVIEW: Big K.R.I.T. Exceeds Expectations Miami

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My favorite rapper came to Miami last night and it was everything I expected and more. Big K.R.I.T. (King Remembered In Time) brought his Pay Attention tour to the art district at an outdoor venue called LMNT. K.R.I.T. is from Mississippi and is well known for his Southern style, in-depth lyrics, and producing almost all of his own instrumentals. With 5+ complete albums of high quality music, he has definitely earned his respect in the hip hop community. I went …

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SHOW REVIEW: Steve Kimock’s Jerry Garcia Tribute in New York City

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With the Grateful Dead’s 50th anniversary year under way, there is no shortage of events taking place to celebrate the jam pioneers catalogue. Steve Kimock brough an outstanding cast of musicians with him last night to the Highline Ballroom in New York City as part of a Jerry Garcia Tribute. The band, comprised of Bobby Vega (Zero, KVHW), Jeff Chimenti (Furthur, Ratdog), Bill Vitt (Jerry Garcia Band), Dan Lebowitz (ALO) and his John Morgan Kimock. Two generations of Kimocks on stage …

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EVENT PREVIEW: Roosevelt Collier Trio + Grateful Dead Tribute Night in Miami

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A bar in downtown Miami by the name of Railroad Blues holds a tribute to the Grateful Dead every Saturday night with different musicians putting their spin on it each week. This week we will be blessed with The Roosevelt Collier Trio and Lather Up!, a side project of The Heavy Pets. Roosevelt has roots here in Miami so it’s always a great time when he performs on home turf. In addition to that, Railroad Blues is a really fun venue with …

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NEW MUSIC: Ekkah – Last Chance to Dance (Goldroom Remix) [Summertime Dance Music]

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Goldroom is a master with the tropical vibes. His California influence always shines through in his productions. This new remix from Goldroom is the perfect tune to get you ready for a summer full of sunny weather, beaches, and babes. Give the remix a listen below. Tweet

Maxx McInerneyNEW MUSIC: Ekkah – Last Chance to Dance (Goldroom Remix) [Summertime Dance Music]