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Spafford are known for their improvisational skills, and they waste no time before taking the audience on a magic carpet ride to a higher dimension.
Karl Denson's funky dance parties have been a regular occurrence at the Fillmore over the past two decades and a great new tradition is now growing, with Tiny Universe returning for late December shows for the third time in four years.
A diverse lineup of Bay Area rockers comes together for a big day out at the Petaluma Music Festival to raise money for music education.
Jim James stakes a claim as one of modern rock's most "woke" songwriters with a vibrant performance that conjures visions of the Fillmore's glory days.
The blend of diverse original material with a wide-ranging array of superb blues and classic rock covers is part of what makes the Tedeschi Trucks Band a leading torch carrier for the blues tradition, ever paying tribute to the past while continuing to move the medium forward.
Trey Anastasio puts together a unique band for a special tour in tribute to a departed friend and delivers a mystical experience that demonstrates the true spiritual power of rock 'n' roll.
Progressive bluegrass band the Infamous Stringdusters follow up the Grammy-winning Laws of Gravity with Rise Sun, a journey into the light.
Greensky Bluegrass has always been a band prone to jamming, but in the studio, they have generally kept the songs briefer. But All for Money finds them confidently stretching out on multiple occasions. And they manage to make it work each time.
A sensational four-song sequence to open night one sets the tone for a majestic three-night run to close Chris Robinson Brotherhood's 2018 fall tour.
Mark Feldman's Level 5 release their funky debut EP, Sybil, on 22 February and share the new track "Jabber Jaw", evidence of the members' deep musical roots in funk and fusion.
Phish guitarist Trey Anastasio's return to the prestigious Walt Disney Concert Hall on his solo acoustic tour hits all the right notes.
There's a certain sonic gravitas in hearing Bob Weir's guitar in the trio format, and when he sings, "you can buy a whole god damn government today", he's reporting more truth than any corporate news media outlet dares.
Mountain Heart is a veteran quartet who rely on their musical wisdom to create a polished yet rustic sound on Soul Searching.
Funk/Fusion Instrumental Unit TAUK Struts Its Musical Diversity on "CMF 9000" (premiere + interview)
Veteran New York City band TAUK can groove and jam with the best, as on "CMF 9000". Drummer Isaac Teel discusses how the group got where it is and where it's going.
Jerry Garcia's longtime keyboardist Melvin Seals and special guests throw down a huge three-set show to honor the historic theater's 96th anniversary.
Directed by Umphrey's McGee's light designer, Jefferson Waful, "Forks" is a blast into the future following the events of a spectacular solar flare.
String Cheese Incident keyboardist steps out for fourth solo album, talks songwriting, brewing and the importance of humor.
Guitarist Warren Haynes always brings a fiery rock 'n' roll show to town, but he's also carved out a well-earned reputation for delivering music that taps into the current cultural zeitgeist.