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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…

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Lolaasmiles Gets Dancehall Legend Beenie Man On New Track

Tweet Share Reggae star Lolaasmiles taps dancehall legend Beenie Man for her new single “Nuh Baddah.” The song has been doing well since it was first released a years ago and now the single is seeing a resurgence. Lola thinks that the track will help further push her career in the reggae/dancehall space. “Nuh Baddah”…