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Suwannee Hulaween’s Top 10 Most Memorable Musical Moments [Videos]

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Suwannee Hulaween is just about two months away, and we’re gearing up to bring you the best mouth-watering articles to get you primed to experience one of the best festivals in the world. The String Cheese Incident will be joined by the likes of My Morning Jacket, Disclosure, STS9, Big Gigantic, Gramatik, and many more for what is sure to be a magical weekend of music. Stacked schedules and fantastic sit-ins turn the Suwannee into a music-lover’s heaven, as evidence of …

Chris TartSuwannee Hulaween’s Top 10 Most Memorable Musical Moments [Videos]
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Brooklyn Comes Alive is One of the Most Unique Jam Festivals in the Country

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Any festival-goer has that feeling of excitement when a lineup comes out for one of your favorite festivals. Whether it was My Morning Jacket on Hulaween’s lineup this year, or the announcement of Santana sitting in with Phil & Friends at Lockn’ a couple years back, I’ve definitely had my fair share of ‘OMG I HAVE TO BE THERE’ freak-outs when reading a festival’s lineup. Nevertheless, after dozens of freak-outs and festival wristbands later, Brooklyn Comes Alive still gives me …

Chris TartBrooklyn Comes Alive is One of the Most Unique Jam Festivals in the Country
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A Journey Through Vertex, Colorado’s Newest Festival

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Congratulations Vertex. We knew you would be special, but we were curious how special. Expectations = shattered. The inaugural festival taking place in Buena Vista, Colorado had everything the Colorado festival community longs for. Next year, the national community will certainly be on alert. The incipient festival drew around 8,000 attendees in its first year of existence. Although this is considerably less than expected, the size proved to be one of the most enjoyable distinctions throughout the weekend. Clean bathrooms, …

Timo MitchelA Journey Through Vertex, Colorado’s Newest Festival
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Top Acts to Look For at This Years Imagine Festival

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Gearing up for 2016 Imagine Festival at it’s brand new home, Atlanta Motor Speedway, we are more than excited to see an eclectic variety of artist, along with camping introduced. Here are some of our most anticipated acts as we approach festival weekend. Papadosio Of course, it goes without saying that Papadosio is a monsoon of Funk, Electronic, Jam, and Rock all wrapped into an hour and a half groovy wave. Suiting perfectly with Imagine’s introduction of the Splash Pool …

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Introducing Jaw Gems, an instrumental hip-hop band playing Brooklyn Bowl on Aug 14

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Jaw Gems comes from Portland, Maine. They’re a four-piece band that makes fire beats, and has a new record coming out on 1320 Records later on this month. The band is being championed by some people who really know their stuff. Adam Deitch of Lettuce said, “The swing that J Dilla made famous on an MPC beat machine in the late ‘90s is embedded in Jaw Gems’ musical DNA, just as much as soul and funk. They have created a …

Chris TartIntroducing Jaw Gems, an instrumental hip-hop band playing Brooklyn Bowl on Aug 14
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Newport Jazz Festival Celebrates 62yrs with Legends, Rising Stars, and Perfect Weather

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via Nels Cline’s Facebook The Newport Jazz Festival has a deep history, and you can feel it as you walk through the Rhode Island music festival. The event started in 1954 with performances by the likes of Dizzy Gillespie and Billie Holiday. Miles Davis performed there the next year. So when you watch sets by rising stars like Kamasi Washington, Christian Scott, or Donny McCaslin, you can sense that they’re just as happy to be there as you are. That vibe …

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Vertex Festival Preview: 5 Reasons the Colorado Festival is Already a Summer Staple

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The Scene Colorado has been yearning for a major festival for years now. Granted, 3 night runs of Cheese, Panic, and Phish are summer festivals within themselves, but we haven’t seen diversity like this in some time. Snowball was a hit until it moved down to Denver and was never seen from again. Snowball, Chad, we’re patiently waiting for the return! ARISE put on a fantastic experience last year, but the lack of compelling headliners and the misfortune to fall …

Chris TartVertex Festival Preview: 5 Reasons the Colorado Festival is Already a Summer Staple
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The String Cheese Incident is currently on fire, heading into the last leg of Summer Tour 2016!

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The String Cheese Incident has just wrapped up the main bulk of their summer tour, which recently included inspired stops in Missoula, MT, Eugene, OR, Red Rocks, and more. The band is releasing new songs via their new SCI Lab initiative, and firing on all cylinders with their live show, packing improvisation and experimentation into the mix. While the majority of their 2016 tour dates are behind them, Nershi & Co. are setting their sites on a few big shows …

Chris TartThe String Cheese Incident is currently on fire, heading into the last leg of Summer Tour 2016!
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Lockn’ Announces Phil Lesh’s Friends: Joe Russo, Page McConnell, Jon Fishman, The Infamous Stringdusters, Chris Robinson Brotherhood +more

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Lockn’ Festival never disappoints, and this year is proving to be no different. Entering its fourth year as a festival, the organizers have switched things up a little bit. The likes of String Cheese Incident and Widespread Panic are absent from the lineup for the first year since its debut in 2013, but in their place are Phish, Ween, My Morning Jacket, and more. Recently the festival announced that Phil Lesh would bring his Phil & Friends project to the …

Chris TartLockn’ Announces Phil Lesh’s Friends: Joe Russo, Page McConnell, Jon Fishman, The Infamous Stringdusters, Chris Robinson Brotherhood +more
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Catskill Chill Adds Bitches Bloom, a Lettuce Miles Davis Tribute, +more

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Catskill Chill is gearing up to spend their first year in Lakewood, Pennsylvania, and their celebrating in a terrific fashion. The festival has recently added Lettuce to the lineup, including a very special ‘Bitches Bloom’ tribute to Miles Davis. The name plays on Bitches Brew, Davis’ classic jazz fusion opus, and Eric Benny Bloom, Lettuce’s trumpet player. Reed Mathis  and Electric Beethoven are also joining the Catskill Chill roster, with members of Primus, Ratdog, RAQ, Tea Leaf Green, and more joining the bassist …

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Suwannee Hulaween Adds Claude VonStroke, Brodinski, Washed Out, Twiddle +more

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Lots of big news out of the Hulaween camp today. The Suwannee festival has announced some great additions to the 2016 lineup, along with Thursday night’s pre-party which is proving to be better than ever. Joining the festival lineup is the likes of Claude VonStroke, Brodinski, Washed Out, Twiddle, Charles Bradley & His Extraordinaires, The Travelin’ McCourys, and many more. The mixture of electronic music, jam, Americana, soul, jazz, funk, and rock ‘n’ roll is something that only the String Cheese Incident and …

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The String Cheese Incident Conquers Three Nights on the Red Rocks [Pictures, Setlists, Review]

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The String Cheese Incident concluded their three-night Red Rocks run last night, an extended stay at one of the greatest venues on the planet. Over the six sets played on Friday, Saturday and Sunday, the band dug deep to bring back oft-ignored classics, debuted covers, played new joints from their SCI Sound Lab project, and provided a wash of positivity over the concert-goers. Night One The lot filled up relatively early as anxious ticket-holders jump-started the weekend’s fun. As tailgaters …

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BBQ & CHILL: Free Zach Deputy Concert This Sunday in Miami

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Zach Deputy has a voice that will warm you soul, put a smile on your face, move your dancing feet, and make you want to hug someone all at the same time. He is coming to Miami this Sunday, July 3rd, to get the holiday festivities started early. Wynwood Yard will be hosting a Zach Deputy concert and BBQ for free! Good music and BBQ is a pretty ideal Sunday. FREE RSVP HERE Concrete Beach Brewery will also be at …

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SHOW REVIEW: Robert Glasper & Taylor McFerrin Bring Plenty of Guests Out During Improv-Filled Blue Note Set

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Robert Glasper held a week-long residency at Blue Note last week, as part of the Blue Note Jazz Festival. Over the course of his six-night stay, Glasper did shows with his trio, pianist Jason Moran, and the multi-talented Taylor McFerrin. Joining them for the entirety of the set was Bigyuki on bass synth and Marcus Gillmore on drums. The quartet began with a highly improvised version of “Already There,” a track off McFerrin’s LP Early Riser that featured Glasper and Thundercat. Glasper was …

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SHOW REVIEW: Kamasi Washington Goes Off in Central Park

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  Kamasi Washington brought his band of insanely talented jazz/funk players to Central Park’s SummerStage this past weekend, playing about 100 minutes of their signature style in perfect conditions. The weather was gorgeous, not too hot nor cold, and as the sun set during the band’s dense set, it was clear we were all enduring a real treat. Since exploding past the jazz circuit virtually overnight, Kamasi Washington has been booked at pop festivals around the globe, hosting a super-jam at …

Chris TartSHOW REVIEW: Kamasi Washington Goes Off in Central Park