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Video Premiere: Quinn Sullivan “How Many Tears” from Forthcoming Album ‘Wide Awake’

photo credit: Justin Borucki Guitar phenom Quinn Sullivan will release his fourth album on June 4 via Mascot Label Group/Provogue. The 21–year-old musician first gained renown a decade ago while touring with his mentor Buddy Guy. Sullivan has since come into his own not only as a fiery guitar player but also a singer-songwriter. This…

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Grace Potter, AJR, Brothers Osborne and More Sign On for Earthday.org’s ‘Earth Day Live: Restore Our Earth’ Livestream Event

Earthday.org has announced its second annual Earth Day Live: Restore Our Earth livestream event. The stream will begin at 12 p.m. ET on Apr. 22 and can be viewed on earthday.org, Twitter, Twitch, YouTube, Facebook and GEM-TV. The event will feature musicians Grace Potter, AJR and Brothers Osborne. They will appear alongside activists, educators and…

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Newport Folk and Jazz Festivals Set Dates for Summer 2021

Newport Folk Festival and Newport Jazz Festival have officially announced their return for summer 2021. The Folk festival will occur on July 23-27, while the Jazz festival will occur July 30-Aug. 1. The festivals will occur at Fort Adams State Park in Newport, R.I. In the announcement, the organizers made it clear that “Newport Folk…

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California Eyes June 15 for Statewide Reopening, Including Music Venues

Slightly Stoopid perform at the Greek Theatre in Berkeley, Calif, 2019 // Photo by Stuart Levine California governor Gavin Newsom announced on Tuesday, April 6 that he is eyeing June 15 for statewide reopening, freeing up the countless historic music venues in the Golden State. “With more than 20 million vaccines administered across the state,…

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Baby Boys: The Freaks Come Out at Night

photo credit: Graham Tolbert It’s only fitting that Caleb Hinz and Jake Luppen, two-thirds of the Saint Paul, Minn., pop-eccentrics Baby Boys, met in 10th grade chemistry class. On the trio’s debut LP, Threesome, their music—which splices ecstatic vocal loops, blown-out percussion, electronic bleeps and bloops, tropical guitars and stuttering found-sounds—explodes like a science experiment.…

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Page McConnell Announces Ambient Electronic Solo Record ‘Maybe We’re The Visitors,’ Shares First Single

Photo by Steven Rood Phish keyboardist Page McConnell has announced a new solo record, Maybe We’re The Visitors, which will feature ambient electronic music. The album will come out this Friday, Apr. 9. In addition to the announcement, McConnell shared a single from the record titled “Radio Silence.” The album is one of several studio…

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Future Islands: Singles Scene

photo credit: Justin Flythe The same toxic relationship that inspired the surging synth-pop ecstasy of Future Islands’ 2014 breakout hit, “Seasons (Waiting on You),” also fueled the band’s atmospheric ballad “City’s Face” six years later. One damaged romance, two polar opposite songs. “It’s about someone who treated me really badly,” frontman Sam Herring says. “I…

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Jesse Kivel: Unpacking the ‘90s Wedding DJ-Style

photo credit: David Kitz The centerpiece of Jesse Kivel’s debut solo LP, Infinite Jess, is “Northside,” a bittersweet indie-rock banger that subtly melds seemingly incompatible genres: The breakbeat-styled drum loops draw from the raw energy of new jack swing; the bass guitar drones like vintage shoegaze; and the electric guitars glisten like Smashing Pumpkins circa…

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Sen. Chuck Schumer Visits The Capitol Theatre for “Help On The Way” Press Conference

Onstage at The Cap: Sen. Chuck Schumer and owner Peter Shapiro // Photos by Dino Perrucci On Thursday, April 1, Senate majority leader Chuck Schumer visited The Capitol Theatre in Port Chester, NY to maintain that there is indeed “Help On The Way” for independent music venues, thanks to the American Rescue Act. “Independent venues,…

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ICYMI: Watch Benevento/Russo Duo’s Pop-Up Acoustic Set at Relix Studio

On Monday, March 29, keyboardist Marco Benevento and drummer Joe Russo performed a pop-up acoustic set at Relix Studio in New York City. The intimate performance was streamed for free on The Relix Channel on Twitch. The entire set is now available to watch on the Relix YouTube channel. The pop-up set marked a rare…

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“Staying True to the Roo”: A Q&A with Bonnaroo’s Festival Director

Jeff Cuellar didn’t sleep on Wednesday night. As Bonnaroo’s festival director, he eyed online chatter until the early morning hours watching rumors swirl as the 2021 lineup eventually made its way across phones, computers and tablets on Wednesday morning. “Through my 20 year festival journey at Bonnaroo, I’ve learned about a lot of things,” he…

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Cassandra Jenkins Announces Free Twitch Performance at Relix Studio

Cassandra Jenkins has announced that she will perform a livestream from the new Relix Studio in New York City. Jenkins will take the Relix stage on Wednesday, Apr 7 at 8 p.m. ET. Jenkins released a new record, An Overview on Phenomenal Nature, this past February. Prior to its release, she shared a video for…

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Bonnaroo Confirms 2021 Lineup: Lizzo, Tame Impala, Foo Fighters, Lana Del Rey, Megan Thee Stallion, My Morning Jacket, Tyler The Creator, The Disco Biscuits, Goose and More

The Bonnaroo Music & Arts Festival has confirmed a full roster of musicians for its 2021 edition, including headliners Foo Fighters, Megan Thee Stallion, Lizzo, Tame Impala, Tyler, The Creator and Lana Del Rey. The Sept. 2-5 event will celebrate the Tennessee festival’s 20th year, bouncing back after a complete cancellation of its 2020 event…

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Red Rocks Will Reopen in April with 2,500-Capacity Shows

Widespread Panic Fans at Red Rocks (2016) Colorado music fans rejoiced on Tuesday as Red Rocks Amphitheatre announced plans to reopen in April for limited capacity shows. The historic outdoor venue will welcome up to 2,500 fans, writing in an official announcement, “We’re so excited about the imminent return of live music to #RedRocksCO, and…

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Benevento/Russo Duo to Reunite for Surprise Acoustic Livestream at Relix Studio

Today, at 5 p.m. ET, keyboardist Marco Benevento and drummer Joe Russo will perform a surprise acoustic set at Relix Studio in New York City. The performance will be streamed for free on The Relix Channel on Twitch. The pop-up set marks a rare acoustic performance by the Duo. The two first began performing as…

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George Porter Jr. Steps into the Crypto Game, Offering Exclusive NFT of ‘Crying For Hope’ Album Art

Photo by Dean Budnick Legendary bassist George Porter Jr. has found himself at the intersection of art and technology, launching selling off an exclusive NFT, showcasing the art for his new album Crying For Hope. For the uninformed, an NFT – or non-fungible token – is a one-of-a-kind piece of digital art that uses block…

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Mikaela Davis and Southern Star Announce Free Twitch Performance at Relix Studio

Mikaela Davis and Southern Star have announced a livestream performace from the new Relix Studio in New York City. Davis and her band will take the Relix stage on Wednesday, Apr. 14 at 8 p.m. ET. Early on during the pandemic, Davis and Southern Star participated in the Live From Out There livestream series. During…