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SHOW REVIEW: Lotus Plays a Diverse Two Sets at NYC’s Terminal 5 [Review, Setlist]

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Photo from an Orlando show a couple years back… Lotus rolled into New York City this past weekend to deliver a couple of great sets at the massive Terminal 5. The venue was popping with energy, and the packed house got all sorts of weird while the band played a mix of old and new songs that showcase their wide range. The quintet kicked things off with an oldie from their album Nomad. “Greet The Mind” is a fitting track to …

Chris TartSHOW REVIEW: Lotus Plays a Diverse Two Sets at NYC’s Terminal 5 [Review, Setlist]
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SHOW PREVIEW: Bonobo & Tycho DJing Separate Parties at Output This Month

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Bonobo DJing @ iii Points Festival in Miami This Thursday Bonobo will play a DJ set at Output from open to close. The British producer’s DJ sets are exciting, but a massive time slot should usher in some real gems from Simon Green. We can’t wait to see what he does with an extended set at one of the city’s best nightclubs. Tickets are still available for that show right here. In other downtempo producer news, Tycho will bring a …

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Moderat Release New Song “Reminder”, Playing NYC’s Webster Hall on May 19

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The incredible electronica collaborative project Moderat has just released a new track titled “Reminder.” The song is our first taste of their upcoming album III, which is surely one of our most anticipated releases of the year after the perfection of I and II. The new full-length is due out on April 1st. Hopefully it’s not just an April Fool’s joke… Modeselektor and Apparat will join forces for some extensive touring this year, which includes a stop in New York City …

Chris TartModerat Release New Song “Reminder”, Playing NYC’s Webster Hall on May 19
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Fool’s Paradise Announces First Ever Griz & Lettuce Live Collaboration

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For the first time ever, GRiZ and funk masters Lettuce will join forces at Fool’s Paradise in St. Augustine, FL. The full band collaboration will take place during GRiZ‘s Friday evening set on 4/1/16. Lettuce will help GRiZ close out the headlining set on the first night. Fool’s Paradise on April 1st & 2nd will also featuring performances from Vulfpeck, Chris Robinson’s Soul Revue (ft. George Porter Jr., Ivan Neville, Eric Krasno, Nikki Glaspie, Neal Casal & the Shady Horns), …

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Peach Music Festival Announces 2016 Lineup: Trey Band, Greg Allman Incident, Umphrey’s, moe., +more

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The Peach Music Festival has announced their 2016 lineup to include some really great collaborations in the jam circuit. The String Cheese Incident will play a Gregg Allman Incident with the man himself, which is the highest profile jam of the event. Will they play Dicky Betts’ “Jessica,” a song that Cheese has covered many times over the years? Time will tell. In addition to The Gregg Allman Incident, The Clapool Lennon Delirium will unite Les Claypool and Sean Lennon for …

Chris TartPeach Music Festival Announces 2016 Lineup: Trey Band, Greg Allman Incident, Umphrey’s, moe., +more
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Electric Forest Announces 2016 Lineup: Bassnectar, SCI, Major Lazer, GRiZ +more

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Electric Forest has announced their 2016 lineup, including the likes of String Cheese Incident, Bassnectar, Major Lazer, Beats Antique, Bonobo, Flosstradamus, Gorgon City (Live), Greensky Bluegrass, GRiZ, Porter Robinson (Live), STS9, The Disco Biscuits, and more occupying the top tier of slots. The undercard features a variety of artists from the worlds of (mostly) electronic music, hip hop, jam, etc. Some of the names we’re more excited to see include Caspa b2b Rusko (although maybe they’re a few years late …

Chris TartElectric Forest Announces 2016 Lineup: Bassnectar, SCI, Major Lazer, GRiZ +more
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No Regular Play Brings Brooklyn Vibes to Miami

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Miami felt a little like New York on Saturday night. Brooklyn natives No Regular Play performed at one of the better underground clubs in Miami, The Electric Pickle. These guys deliver a soulful sound that is unmatched by your average DJ duo, because they are actually playing instruments too. Playing a trumpet and singing during the set creates a vibe that DJing can’t recreate. That being said, the duo is also great at DJing. They hit the stage at around …

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String Cheese Incident Announces Red Rocks 2016 w/ TAUK, Kamasi Washington, and Hot Rize

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The String Cheese Incident has just announced a three-night run at Red Rocks. Scheduled for July 15, 16, and 16, the string of concerts will feature some incredible support: TAUK continues to dominate the jam circuit and Hot Rize holds down the bluegrass Sunday, but what we’re most excited for is Kamasi Washington (one of our favorite acts of late) and his Red Rocks debut. The big band has one of the best sounds I’ve ever heard, and the double-billing of Kamasi …

Chris TartString Cheese Incident Announces Red Rocks 2016 w/ TAUK, Kamasi Washington, and Hot Rize
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Papadosio Blazes Through South Florida [Photos & Setlist]

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This band is so underrated. Papadosio stopped by Revolution Live on their Extras In A Movie Tour (Act II) this past Friday (1/29/16). It was nothing short of amazing. Each time I see this band they manage to impress me even more. If you’re judging their skills based on the studio productions you are making a major mistake. These guys are up there with, if not slightly better than, Lotus, Tribe, and all those heavy hitting electronic jam bands. They …

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CONCERT ALERT: DRKWAV, Papadosio, & More This Week in South Florida

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This week has a lot of good tunes in store for South Florida music fiends like us. Check out our lineup of shows below with all the info you need to know. Zach Deputy, Thursday 1/28, Culture Room The always lovable Zach D is hitting a Florida run with The Expendables currently and making at stop in Ft. Lauderdale tomorrow night at Culture Room. This will be a feel good show that’s sure to have you shaking hips and smiling …

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Perpetual Groove Makes Triumphant Return to Florida with 2 Night Run [Photos & Setlists]

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P Groove made a return to the stage after taking some years off. Their first time back in South Florida was nothing short of awesome. They did 2 nights at Culture Room in Ft. Lauderdale. Lots of die hard fans came out with high expectation and they were definitely pleased with the show that was given. Not only did they sound good, they looked good. The band seemed to be having a good time and the lights were really on …

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SHOW REVIEW: Umphrey’s McGee & Tauk Open Beacon Theatre Run With Straight Fire [Pics, Review, Setlist]

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Words & Photos By Francesco Marano On Thursday, January 21, 2016, progressive rock jamband Umphrey’s McGee kicked off the first night of their 3-run residency at the famed Beacon Theatre in New York City. This night would prove to be a special one because it was the 18th anniversary of their first concert, which was in South Bend Indiana. Selected to open all three shows were up-and-comers TAUK. Hitting the stage at approximately 8PM, TAUK got the night started off …

Chris TartSHOW REVIEW: Umphrey’s McGee & Tauk Open Beacon Theatre Run With Straight Fire [Pics, Review, Setlist]
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Newport Jazz Festival Announces 2016 Lineup: Chick Corea, Galactic, Kamasi Washington, The Bad Plus, Robert Glasper Experiment +many more

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Newport Jazz Festival first took place in 1954, and has since boasted some of the most forward-thinking artists and performances in the history of the art. In 2016, the festival is still going strong, and they have announced the lineup for their summer shindig. The lineup is rich with today’s brightest stars, legendary musicians, and left-of-center selections. Some of the more established names that stick out have to be Chick Corea, Charles Lloyd, and Gregory Porter. Galactic, Kneebody, and Angelique …

Chris TartNewport Jazz Festival Announces 2016 Lineup: Chick Corea, Galactic, Kamasi Washington, The Bad Plus, Robert Glasper Experiment +many more
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Lightning In A Bottle Announces 2016 Lineup: Jamie XX, Four Tet, Chet Faker, Moderate +more

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California’s Lightning In A Bottle has announced their 2016 lineup, boasting some of the best names in electronic music over six days. The Lightning Stage has some of the biggest names in popular, electronic-heavy music: Grimes, Chet Faker, Jamie XX, Big Gigantic, Moderat, Emancipator Ensemble, and so many more. Raury and Nahko are a couple left-field offerings from that portion of the lineup. The Thunder Stage will host quickly rising producers like Cashmere Cat, Tokimonsta, Mija, and Mr. Carmack. The …

Chris TartLightning In A Bottle Announces 2016 Lineup: Jamie XX, Four Tet, Chet Faker, Moderate +more
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Florida Concert Run: Tom Hamilton’s American Babies (5 Nights)

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Tom Hamilton has taken us on some psychedelic musical journeys in the past with his other band, Brothers Past. It’s exciting to see him touring Florida with new sounds. On January 26-30, 2016, Tom Hamilton’s American Babies will play 5-nights in Florida hitting Jacksonville, Orlando, Gainesville, Tampa and Boca Raton, with support from The Groove Orient. Hamilton tours with several projects including Joe Russo’s Almost Dead, Electron, his own band Brothers Past, and most recently with Billy & The Kids …

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SHOW PREVIEW: KING Album Release Party at Le Poisson Rouge

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Rising LA trio KING are playing a record-release show at Le Poisson Rouge in Greenwich Village on February 5th. We Are King, the groups debut LP, comes out on that same day. KING just played New York City, actually, as a part of the Revive Music stage at New York City Winter Jazzfest. We missed the set, but according to hearsay at the festival and on social media, it was quite the site. We won’t be making the same mistake …

Chris TartSHOW PREVIEW: KING Album Release Party at Le Poisson Rouge