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Video Premiere: “They Love Each Other” from Grateful Shred’s 4/20 Special

Ahead of their “first and only appearance” of 2021, Grateful Shred have shared a teaser of their 4/20 special, debuting tonight on FANS.live. Explains bassist Dan Horne, “It was important for us to include ’They Love Each Other’ in the set because though we all can’t be together right now – dancing, singing, hugging –…

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Check Out Our April/May 2021 Digital Sampler

Stream the COMBINED playlist: FOLLOW Relix on Spotify to discover new tracks from every issue! Download the DIGITAL SAMPLER tracks for free: DOWNLOAD Ryanhood “Appy Returns” From the album Under The Leaves Four Miles Music Once street performers at Boston’s Quincy Market, Ryanhood earned the title of ‘Best Group/Duo’ in the 2014 International Acoustic Music…

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Listen: Bob Weir Offers “Imagine” Duet with Bert Keely

Bob Weir recently welcomed Bert Keely into his home studio to record a special duet of John Lennon’s classic “Imagine.” Weir supplies guitar and vocals on the pensive track, while Keely assists on bass, and it will appear on Keely’s upcoming box set Circle Back! (out June 4). According to the musicians, it was recorded in…

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Check out our April/May 2021 CD Sampler

Dumpstaphunk “United Nations Stomp From the album Where Do We Go From Here Mascot-Provogue BV Over its past 17 years, Dumpstaphunk has earned a reputation as the most well-regarded, next-generation New Orleans live powerhouse. The founding members have built upon their family’s iconic NOLA legacy as they’ve transformed Dumpstaphunk into the city’s preeminent 21st-century funk-fusion…

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The Peter Frampton Band: Frampton Forgets the Words

In 2019, Peter Frampton revealed that he had contracted a rare muscular disease and began what he unflinchingly called his Finale—The Farewell Tour. COVID, of course, put that on hold, but Frampton wasn’t about to sit around and just let the clock run out. Frampton Forgets the Words—which, like 2019’s self-descriptive All Blues, is credited…

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Tonight: Circles Around The Sun Perform Psychedelic ‘CATS in Space’ Livestream on FANS

Tonight – Friday April 16 – Circles Around The Sun are going intergalactic, with a special “CATS in Space” pay-per-view broadcast on FANS. “3… 2… 1… Circles Around The Sun is ready to blast off into truly out-of-this-world territory,” reads an official description. “The band, which features guitarist Scott Metzger, keyboardist Adam MacDougall, drummer Mark…

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Eric Krasno, Jennifer Hartswick, Bill & Jilian Nershi and More Sign On for IGE’s ‘Grateful Aloha’ Festival

From Jan 3-11, 2022, Innovative Giving Enhancement (IGE) will host ‘Grateful Aloha,’ a nine-day, eight-night immersive festival experience in Kaua’i, Hawai’i. The festival will feature music from artists such as Eric Krasno, Vince Herman, Jennifer Hartswick, Natalie Cressman and many more. “Following the significant success of IGE’s 2017 Grateful Aloha Concert for the benefit of Kaua’i Hospice,…

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Preservation Hall Jazz Band Announce ‘Round Midnight Preserves Livestreams feat. Durand Jones and Ivan Neville

Preservation Hall Jazz Band is teaming up with The Relix Channel on Twitch to broadcast their special ‘Round Midnight Preserves show, live on April 30 and May 1. The shows are sure to be a a lively affair, as the Pres Hall Jazz Band welcome Durand Jones on night one and Ivan Neville on night…

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Spotify Teams Up with nugs.net and Others for New Virtual Event Listings

Last fall, Spotify announced its virtual events listing page, featuring partnerships with Songkick and Ticketmaster. This week, Spotify revealed four new virtual event partnerships with StageIt, Mandolin, NoCap and nugs.net, all of which have been hosting numerous livestream concerts since the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic last spring. According to a blog post on the…

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Trey Anastasio Shares Images of New Divided Sky Treatment Center

Photos by Jake Silco via @TreyAnastasio on FB After raising over $1.2 million during his crowdless Beacon Jams run, Trey Anastasio has shared new images of his forthcoming non-profit substance use disorder treatment center in Ludlow, Vt. The center is being spearheaded by the Divided Sky Foundation, which Anastasio founded last year, and it hopes…

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Song Premiere: The Reverend Shawn Amos “I’m Ready”

Photo by James Freeman Singer-songwriter and harmonica player The Reverend Shawn Amos is gearing up for the May 21 release of The Cause of It All, an album of blues classics created during quarantine with guitarist Chris “Doctor” Roberts. Ahead of the release, we are premiering a track from the upcoming record “I’m Ready.” “I’m…

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Dead & Company Add Second Weekend to Playing in the Sand

After selling out on alumni presale alone, Dead & Company have officially expanded their Playing in the Sand event in Mexico to two weekends in 2022. “We are so excited to announce that Playing In The Sand will expand to two separate event weekends next year!” reads an official announcement. “As always, each weekend consists…

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Livestream Alert: Pigeons Playing Ping Pong Schedule Free 4/20 Harvest Party on The Relix Channel on Twitch

Photo by Vic Brazen Pigeons Playing Ping Pong will celebrate the smokiest day of the year with a special 4/20 Harvest Party via The Relix Channel on Twitch. According to the jam-funk quartet, they will perform live from CULTA’s expansive cannabis grow field on Maryland’s eastern shore. CULTA is “Maryland’s premier craft quality producer of…

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Strings & Sol 2021: Greensky Bluegrass, Yonder Mountain String Band, Trampled By Turtles and More

Strings & Sol is back. The twangy destination event has locked down Dec. 9-13, 2021 in Puerto Morelos, Mexico as its return to the festival scene, and booked artists include Greensky Bluegrass, Yonder Mountain String Band, Trampled By Turtles, Railroad Earth, The Infamous Stringdusters, Leftover Salmon, The Lil Smokies, Broke Mountain Bluegrass Band and Lindsay…

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DJead Night Announces 4/20 Grateful Dead Livestream with Conrad Doucette, Scott Devendorf and Members of The National

Celebrate 4/20 this year on The Relix Channel on Twitch with DJead Night, the psychedelic tribute to the Grateful Dead. As always, the festivities will be led by the DJ duo of Conrad Doucette (Garden of the Ark, Day of the Dead) and Scott Devendorf (The National, LNZNDRF, Day of the Dead). And Devendorf’s friends…

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Brendan Bayliss, Jennifer Hartswick, Amy Helm, Sylvan Esso, Ryley Walker and More Team Up for Full-Album Reimagining of Phish’s ‘Farmhouse’

To celebrate the 20th anniversary of Phish’s Farmhouse, JamBase assembled a slew of musicians to recreate the LP in a new project dubbed The Cluster Flies. According to a press release, “The limited-edition 3LP release features custom artwork and a poster designed by Phish collaborator Jim Pollock. Phish covers were recorded by Umphrey’s McGee’s Brendan Bayliss,…

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Mick Jagger Shares Surprise Single “Eazy Sleazy” Feat. Dave Grohl

Mick Jagger has surprise released a new song, “Eazy Sleazy.” The track features Foo Fighters’ Dave Grohl on drums, guitar and base. Jagger wrote the song during lockdown, and he adds guitar work in addition to his vocals. “Eazy Sleazy” was released along with a performance video, showing Grohl and Jagger playing their parts remotely.…

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Bob Weir Schedules FANS Livestream with Wolf Bros, Jeff Chimenti, Greg Leisz and the Wolf Pack

On Saturday April 24, Bob Weir will reassemble his Wolf Bros band – bassist Don Was, drummer Jay Lane and special auxiliary players Jeff Chimenti and Greg Leisz – for yet another livestream, straight from TRI Studios in San Rafael, Calif. This marks Weir’s third TRI livestream with FANS, previously celebrating Chinese New Year and St.…

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Benevento/Russo Duo, JoJo Hermann, Jack Casady, Trixie Garcia, Dave Matthews and More Will Assemble for Rainforest Benefit Concert on FANS

On April 22 – aka Earth Day – eco-conscious shoemaker Keen will team up with the Jerry Garcia family for a free rainforest benefit concert, streaming live on FANS. The event aims to capture the “spirit of the Grateful Dead’s Rainforest Benefit Concert, held at Madison Square Garden on September 24, 1988,” and, today, organizers have dropped the…

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SummerStage NYC Announces Return of In-Person Performances This Summer

SummerStage NYC has announced that in-person performances will return this coming summer. The concert series will hold events at Rumsey Playfield in Central Park and at the Richard Rodgers Amphitheater at Marcus Garvey Park in Harlem. According to a press release, “Pending adjustments to current NYC restrictions, free music and dance performances will return…this summer.…

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MerleFest Details September 2021 Festival, Sets Lineup Announcement Livestream

MerleFest has confirmed dates for this coming September 2021. The festival will occur on Sept. 16-19 on the campus of Wilkes Community College in Wilkesboro, N.C. The festival is typically held on the last weekend of April; according to a press release, organizers “stressed that this would be a one-time-only move to this fall” and…

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Spontaneous Sonic Paintings: Scott Devendorf on the New LNZNDRF Album, Video and DJead Night

credit: Indira Dominici “We’re all visual people and we often talk about music in a visual way too. Sometimes we’ll refer to music as a color or a type of fog or use visual metaphors for what’s happening in the music,” bassist Scott Devendorf explains, as the former professional graphic design artist contemplates the impact…

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Dead & Company Sell Out 2022 Playing in the Sand on Alumni Presale Tickets Alone

Demand for Dead & Company’s 2022 Mexico destination event, Playing in the Sand, is so high that it has sold out before general onsale. Tickets – which include room and board – were snapped up by the event’s initial alumni pre-sale, and organizers are currently “exploring options that would allow [them] to satisfy as much…

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Video Premiere: Reverend Peyton’s Big Damn Band “Dirty Hustlin’”

Reverend Peyton’s Big Damn Band will release their new album Dance Songs For Hard Times on April 9 and, as the title reveals, its music is intended to help people break from the stresses of these unprecedented times we’re living through. “At the beginning of the pandemic, no one really knew how bad things might…