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NEW MUSIC: Cleopold – Down In Flames [Soulful Electronica]

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Surprise, Surprise! Another Australian killing it. This Cleopold guy only has about 2000 facebook likes but I think that will change very soon. Fellow Aussie, Chet Faker, just posted this track and it’s very captivating. The song takes you on a soulful ride with some hip hop and funk elements sprinkled in there to keep you moving just right. There is a nasty little guitar solo toward the end that will get you scrunchin your face up every time. Give …

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NEW MUSIC: Chet Faker – Bend [Soulful Electronica]

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Australians are slowly taking over the world of music. Chet Faker is one of them. He is a master of smooth and suave vocals. He recently released a new song called “Blend”. It’s an unreleased track from Faker’s Built on Glass album. This song is more upbeat than his usual productions. With some funky guitar elements in there, the sound is just right for the summertime vibe. Check it out below. Tweet

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FESTIVAL REVIEW: String Cheese Incident @ Electric Forest

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Our previous story on Electric Forest touched on the festival’s diversity. From patrons to artists, the event is a true smorgasbord of festival counterculture. Of course, Electric Forest’s spiritual leaders are none other than The String Cheese Incident, quite possibly the world’s most eclectic band. Over the course of three days, six sets, and about twelve hours worth of scheduled music, the String Cheese Incident proved exactly why they are the best band to headline a festival like this. Sure, their Sunday …

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FESTIVAL PREVIEW: HQ Live Videos From the All Good Artists

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All Good is a festival that is truly for fans of LIVE music. Almost every band on the lineup delivers a stellar live show, and most are better known for their soundboard recordings than studio ones. Artists like Lotus, STS9, moe., Joe Russo’s Almost Dead, Yonder Mountain String Band, and Railroad Earth make each show available for the listener. Others like Primus, Thievery Corporation, and Lettuce are also known for their killer live shows. In 2015, a HQ live video …

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Listen to Our 100-Song Peach Music Festival Playlist Featuring Santana, Grateful Dead, Allman Brothers, Papadosio +more

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Peach Music Festival is just over a month away, and what better way to celebrate than to listen to all of the artists playing? We’ve gone ahead and compiled a 100-song playlists that features Santana’s mind-melting shred, bluesy Allman Brothers classics, live Grateful Dead gems, and jamtronica from The Werks, Dopapod, Lotus, Papadosio, alongside many more. It’s a well rounded list that also boasts some Americana a la Old Crow Medicine Show, Cabinet, and Willie Nelson. Give it a listen, …

Chris TartListen to Our 100-Song Peach Music Festival Playlist Featuring Santana, Grateful Dead, Allman Brothers, Papadosio +more
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SHOW REVIEW: Five Things Learned From Everyone Orchestra [Boulder, CO]

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Matt Butler has one of the coolest jobs in the world. In case you have never seen Everyone Orchestra, conductor Matt Butler leads a rotating cast of musicians through set-long jam sessions. Butler’s melodic guidance is truly incredible to watch, as he uses dance, air-instrumenting, and suggested themes to steer the music. His passion and excitement for the music was palpable and contagious throughout the night. Songs do not need to be written before they are performed. One of the …

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FESTIVAL REVIEW: ‘Eclectic Forest’ Reigns Supreme

In DubEra, Festivals by Chris Tart2 Comments

There are few festivals that boast the kind of diversity that Electric Forest does. Where else do you see bluegrass fans and kandi kids? Rainbow and confederate flags? Sixteen year-old Skrillex fans and older, more seasoned veterans of the festival scene? Sure, Summer Camp and Bonnaroo might fit the mold, but along with Electric Forest, these are rare representations of diversity and unity through music. Just a glance at the Electric Forest lineup and you can tell that it’s one of …

Chris TartFESTIVAL REVIEW: ‘Eclectic Forest’ Reigns Supreme
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FIREFLY MUSIC FESTIVAL: Paul McCartney’s Birthday Bash and More

In DubEra, Festivals, Music News by Erica SerioLeave a Comment

Firefly Music Festival is getting larger and larger every year, and the organizers and festival goers know exactly how to handle its growth. Ninety thousand people entered the extremely muddy Woodlands on Thursday after a night of severe raining. But a little mud has never hurt anybody and festival goers dancing shoes were in the form of wellies, galoshes and even just bare feet. Firefly is up 10k people since last year, and to accommodate camp goers, they set up camping fields …

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FIREFLY MUSIC FESTIVAL 2015: #SQUADGOALS

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At a festival as large as Firefly, which has grown to 90,000 people this year, and a festival that lasts for 4 days, it is CRUCIAL that you run through the festival with a strong crew. You need friends and supporters to keep you moving through the day and get you hyped on your favorite acts. Because at the end of the day, hype girls and rage partners are important. We found some groups of friends this weekend that epitomizes …

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Magic Hat Brings Soulive to South Florida Tomorrow Night… FOR FREE

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Magic Hat launching their new Electric Peel IPA and hosting a free show in South Florida tomorrow night to celebrate. Soulive along with other musical guests will be performing at Revolution Live. Doors are at 7:30. Funk music and good beer is a combo that is hard to turn down. Be sure to sign up before it’s to late. First come first serve as far as venue capacity. See you tomorrow night! RSVP HERE Tweet

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Listen to Our 100-Song Gathering of the Vibes Playlist Featuring String Cheese, Warren Haynes, Tedeschi Trucks +more

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With Gathering of the Vibes just over a month away, it’s a good time to develop a playlist of the artists on the bill. Vibes has a variety of the country’s best jam bands coming to Seaside Park in Bridgeport, CT come end of July, including headliners String Cheese Incident, Wilco, and Warren Haynes & the Seaside All-Stars (Joe Russo, George Porter Jr., Branford Marsalis +more). The lineup also has some bluegrass, funk, and alternative music, making it an all-in-all well-rounded …

Chris TartListen to Our 100-Song Gathering of the Vibes Playlist Featuring String Cheese, Warren Haynes, Tedeschi Trucks +more
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Suwannee Hulaween Announces 2015 Lineup!

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Suwannee Hulaween has announced the first wave of their 2015 lineup, and it looks like the third year will promise the craziest roster of musicians yet. The String Cheese Incident will be back for three big nights of music, but they have plenty of big-name guests joining them at the Spirit of the Suwannee Music Park this year. Pretty Lights will make his Suwannee debut, which is something that a lot of Florida people have wanted for some time now. Primus …

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SHOW REVIEW: I Lost My Tooth at the Widespread McGee Show [Jones Beach, NY]

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It was a dark day. I say that not only because it was literally a sun-less tailgate in the Jones Beach parking lot, but also because I lost my front tooth while biting into a panini during said tailgate. The tooth was actually a ceramic cap that covered up my real tooth, which fell out originally during a freak pogo stick accident at the ripe age of 13. It was humiliating. My friends had a field day with it. I made …

Chris TartSHOW REVIEW: I Lost My Tooth at the Widespread McGee Show [Jones Beach, NY]
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SHOW REVIEW: Lee Burridge’s All Day I Dream [Brooklyn, NY]

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The line was long, the sun was beating down, the muffled bass teased everyone, but we all knew it would be worth the wait. Recently I read a book called “One Mind” by Dr. Larry Dossey. The premise of Dossey’s book is that as individual humans we don’t create consciousness, but merely interpret or connect to one universal consciousness – “One Mind.” As I descended down the stairs the purple and aqua canopy floated in the breeze. The glitter, laughter and …

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SHOW REVIEW: Woods Deliver Spacey Jams & Freaky Folk at Rough Trade [Brooklyn, NY]

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Taken From Woods’ Facebook Brooklyn’s Woods have been quietly doing their thing for almost 10 years now, releasing psychedelic-tinged indie rock. They’ve come a long way since their days of lo-fi folk tunes as displayed in their sold out show at Rough Trade. Woods’ style lies somewhere between (older) Death Cab For Cutie and the Grateful Dead, of whom they are highly influenced by. Their songs usually fall shy of the 4-minute mark, but they aren’t afraid to stretch them out to lengthy, spacey …

Chris TartSHOW REVIEW: Woods Deliver Spacey Jams & Freaky Folk at Rough Trade [Brooklyn, NY]
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Magnolia Fest Adds Del McCoury Band, Jeff Austin Band +more

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Magnolia Fest has announced a couple of additions to their 2015 lineup. The Del McCoury Band and Jeff Austin Band lead the pack, with Oteil Burbridge and Roosevelt Collier Band, Rebirth Brass Band, Jerry Joseph & The Jack Mormons, New Orleans Suspects, The Congress, The Band of Heathens, Nikki Talley and more joining. They’ll join Tedeschi Trucks Band, The Avett Brothers, Keller Williams Grateful Gospel, Steep Canyon Rangers, and more for the 19th Annual Magnolia Festival in the Spirit of Suwannee Music …

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III Points Festival Lineup: Nicolas Jaar, Bonobo, Shlomo, MF Doom, and More

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The lineup for the second annual III Points Festival has been announced. The festival is hosted in the art district of Miami in early October. Along with the underground vibe that gave them success last year, the festival added some hip hop in the mix. Ghostface Killah and MF Doom will do a collaboration set ahead of their DOOMStarks album, and Run The Jewels will continue to reign supreme on 2015’s festival season. As much as Miami has developed a rep for DJ …

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SHOW REVIEW: Lettuce Plays 2+ Hours on Beautiful Central Park Day [NYC]

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In a scene where most bands are past their prime, Lettuce is a rare exception. With each show, the Brooklyn-based funk outfit seems to dig deeper into their own music, with improvisations becoming spacier, teases growing stronger, and the funk getting, well, funkier. On an absolutely gorgeous day in New York City, Lettuce made their debut on Central Park’s Summerstage. The Soul Rebels opened up with their own brand of brass-heavy funk under the beaming sun. After a quick set …

Chris TartSHOW REVIEW: Lettuce Plays 2+ Hours on Beautiful Central Park Day [NYC]
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Show Review: The Bad Plus Joshua Redman @ Highline Ballroom [NYC]

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The Bad Plus and Joshua Redman played their first show last night since releasing the joint LP The Bad Plus Joshua Redman. Don’t let the title be any indication of their creativity; Over an hour and a half, the quartet displayed virtuosic musicianship and a knack for experimentation. Kicking things off with “Beauty Has It Hard” off, the group set the mood. The slow, rocking track ushered in the latecomers and filled the room with a rich sound, starting subtle and pleasant …

Chris TartShow Review: The Bad Plus Joshua Redman @ Highline Ballroom [NYC]
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House of ARISE-ing Sun

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ARISE Music and Arts Festival is approaching quickly for Coloradans, and we are excited to bring you coverage of the camping event taking place at the beautiful Sunrise Ranch in Loveland, CO from Aug 7-9th. This transformative festival includes art installations, workshops, yoga, theme camps, and ecological awareness tents in addition to a stellar lineup of producers and live bands. Following the trend initiated by festivals like Burning Man, Envision and LIB, ARISE aims to create an environment of learning, …

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Firefly Music Festival Announces Schedule

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Firefly has released their schedule for the 2015 festival! Here are some acts that we are excited to see: Thursday: Tycho (Pavilion Stage, 10:45pm) –  Couldn’t image a better way to get me in the mood for the weekend at Firefly. Friday: Sylvan Esso (The Backyard Stage, 5:00pm) – Obviously VERY excited for a TWO AND A HALF HOUR SET from Sir Paul McCartney and a late-night set from How To Dress Well, but I had to mention Sylvan Esso. They’ve been making their way …

Erica SerioFirefly Music Festival Announces Schedule