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VIDEO | Jerry Garcia's Only Solo Performance As A Member Of Grateful Dead

Jerry Garcia peformed thousands of shows with the Grateful Dead, hundreds more with various configuration of the Jerry Garcia Band, and when you throw in NPRS, Garcia / Grisman, Old & In The Way, and duo gigs with John Kahn, he was thankfully no stranger to the stage.But solo and acoustic Jerry was rare indeed....

LISTEN | Hiss Golden Messenger Releases Live Set From Austin

I presume you've heard of Dick's Picks.  But if you're a Deadhead who is searching for newer tunes, perhaps you'll appreciate the name of Hiss Golden Messenger's first band-recorded live set:  Parker's Picks Volume One.Named for Warren Parker, who joined the band for their fall tour to archive the band's live sound. &...

Stream / Download / Video | Joe Russo's Hooteroll+ @ Capitol Theatre 4/7/17

 A post shared by Ron Cohen ???? (@ronthedrummer1) on Apr 8, 2017 at 6:54am PDTWho better to lead to recreate a landmark collaborative album between a guitar and keyboard player than a drummer?When that drummer is Joe Russo -- mastermind bandleader behind Joe Russo's Almost Dead, an ensemble that recontextualizes not only Grateful Dead music, but...

Five Questions With The Hip Abduction's David New

The Hip Abduction is touring behing their latest studio album Gold Under The Glow, their third since forming in Florida in 2010.  It is a recording that has propelled the group onto bigger stages, bringing music that reflects the sunny climate of their hometown -- possessing distinct pop sensibility merged with a reggae /...

Photos / Recap | Galactic & The Hip Abduction @ House Of Blues 3/26/17

Words & Photos: Michael LepekAt its core Galactic is Stanton Moore on Drums, bassist Robert Mecurio  guitarist Jeff Raines, Hammond organist Rich Vogel, and saxophonist Ben Ellman --  but it is the continuous rotating cast of vocalists and sidemen that keep this band fresh after 23 years of...

PHOTOS / SETLISTS / VIDEO | Umphrey's McGee Milwaukee Run

Milwaukee's Riverside Theater is a FOR REAL destination venue for live music.Widespread Panic's now legendary fall runs are getting a challenge from a genuine Midwestern act.  Umphrey's McGee touched down for three shows to close out March and welcome April.  It's becoming just as much a right of passageThe theater, and Jefferson...

Review / Photos / Video | String Cheese Plays Madison For First Time In 13 Years

Words: Nick LaMantia | Photos: Kevin Hiller | Videos: Brandon GroszMadison, Wisconsin always seems to draw a fun and boisterous crowd, and this weekends pair of String Cheese Incident performances were no exception. Two high-energy dance parties broke out at the historic Orpheum Theater.The Friday night show started off with a bang, as...

On TV | Allman, Raitt, Tweedy & More Join Mavis For 'The Weight'

On TV features a quick recap of some of the music we're playing at Tomorrow's Verse Headquarters.Who: An all-star band honoring (and including) Mavis Staples.  Greg Allman, Grace Potter, Jeff Tweedy, Bonnie Raitt, Michael McDonald and many more take a turn on the mic for the encore at Chicago's Auditorium Theater....

Review / Photos / Video | Southern Soul Assembly @ Thalia Hall 3/24/17

Words: Tim Kelly | Photos: MIchael Lepek | Video: Nunu ZomotSeveral hundred people got a real treat in Chicago at the fantastic Thalia Hall in the Pilsen area as Southern Soul Assembly performed an intimate two-hour show for the sold-out house.  Southern Soul Assembly is basically a supergroup of southern rock singer songwriting giants: &...

Photos / Recap | Big Sam's Funky Nation @ Martyrs' 3/17/17

By: Michael LepekNew Orleans may be a long way from the Emerald Isle, Martyrs' went the funk route with Big Sam's Funky Nation for their St. Patrick's Day celebration.Big Sam got his start as a member of The Dirty Dozen Brass Band.  With this band, Sam is always high energy with his...