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Trey Anastasio Joins Billy Strings at New York’s Pier 17

Photo by Jesse Faatz On Wednesday night, Billy Strings and Trey Anastasio took New York by storm at the city’s rooftop venue, Pier 17. The duo, backed by Strings touring band, closed out a setlist of diverse material consisting of Strings’ originals, bluegrass standards, a Pink Floyd cover and a pair of Phish classics. Preceding…

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Leon Bridges Shares New Track “Summer Moon” with Kevin Kaarl

Today, Grammy Award-winning R&B songwriter and recording artist Leon Bridges shared his latest track, “Summer Moon.” The song features Mexican indie singer and songwriter Kevin Kaarl and is available now via Columbia Records. The track marks the two recording artists’ first collaboration together. Bridges discovered Kaarl’s sound during the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic lockdown…

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Burning Spear to Return to New York for First Time Since 2010 at SummerStage

Jamaican roots reggae singer-songwriter, vocalist, musician and icon Burning Spear will return to New York City for the first time since 2010 with a performance at SummerStage in New York’s beautiful Central Park on Thursday, Aug. 25. The return to New York–presented by Sony Hall and Dayglo–is part of Burning Spear’s Fan Appreciation Tour which…

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Love Rocks NYC Benefit Concert Returns to Beacon Theatre with Surprise Guest Performers

Photos by Dino Perrucci Last night, the Steven & Alexandra Cohen Foundation put on the sixth annual Love Rocks NYC benefit concert at the Beacon Theatre in New York City.  The performance kicked off with Ben Harper’s all-instrumental “Inland Empire,” off 2020’s Winter is For Lovers, and continued with a take on Led Zeppelin’s “When…

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Deer Tick and Delta Spirit Collaborate in New York

Deer Tick and Delta Spirit closed out their Friend Ship tour at New York’s Webster Hall on Tuesday night. During the night’s encore, the two groups joined together for a series of songs, as they often have this run: Cheap Trick’s “Surrender,” the self-titled song by Middle Brother, Deer Tick’s “Ashamed” and the traditional “La Bamba,” which Deer…

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New York’s Blue Note Reopens with Robert Glasper (A Gallery)

The Blue Note Jazz Club in New York officially reopened its doors on Tuesday, June 15 to an in-person crowd. Besides a few socially distanced performances this past fall, the shows marked Blue Note’s first ticketed event since March 2020. Keys-master Robert Glasper kicked off the 2021 Blue Note Jazz Festival with a sold out…

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New York to Allow Venues to Reopen with Limited Audiences

Photo by Carson Church New York State is easing COVID restrictions on live performances. In a press conference on Wednesday, March 3, Gov. Andrew Cuomo announced that live performances can resume starting on Apr. 2. In the Albany presser, Cuomo stated that venues can reopen in early April at just 33 percent capacity, with a…

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Phish Defeat Audience in Chess During ‘Dinner and a Rematch’ NYE Broadcast

On Dec. 31, Phish presented a special, year-end edition of their ‘Dinner and a Movie’ broadcast series. Re-dubbed ‘Dinner and a Rematch,’ the band aired their monumental New Year’s Eve 1995 performance at Madison Square Garden. Simultaneously, the four members of Phish – guitarist Trey Anastasio, drummer Jon Fishman, bassist Mike Gordon and keyboardist Page…

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‘Love’ Stories: Chris Frantz Reflects on Talking Heads, Tom Tom Club, the Dead and the Power of Live

You’ll hear a lot of artists say, ‘I don’t like to dwell on the past. I just like to move forward and think of the future,’” Talking Heads and Tom Tom Club co-founder Chris Frantz observes while discussing the origins of his new memoir, Remain in Love. “And that’s fine—I think of the future— but…

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Steve Jordan Lands #TheNewGig: the Jazz Foundation of America’s All-Star Livestream Benefit

The Jazz Foundation of America is a charitable organization committed to “saving blues, jazz and roots, one musician at a time.” On Thursday, May 14, the JFA will enter the livestream realm to further this mission through an all-star online benefit dubbed #TheNewGig. Keegan-Michael Key will host the event, which will raise money for the…

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Listen: 49 Years Ago Today, The Beach Boys Jammed with the Grateful Dead at Fillmore East

April 27 marks the 49th anniversary of the Grateful Dead’s enlistment of the Beach Boys for a surprise joint performance at New York’s historic Fillmore East. “We got another famous California group, it’s the Beach Boys,” Jerry Garcia declared from the stage in 1971, in the midst of the band’s five-night run (the evening prior, the Dead…