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Bob Weir and Wolf Bros Rock the Zeitgeist in Santa Barbara

Bob Weir and Wolf Bros Rock the Zeitgeist in Santa Barbara

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’s Bluegrass Shows a Wide Range of Influences on ‘Soul Searching’

Mountain Heart’s Bluegrass Shows a Wide Range of Influences on ‘Soul Searching’

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)

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.

Chris Robinson Soars As the Crow Flies in Oakland

Chris Robinson Soars As the Crow Flies in Oakland

There's a Gen-X revival in the air that conjures that rebellious feeling when the Black Crowes were kicking ass and taking names as rock 'n' roll upstarts with a deep background in the blues.

Melvin Seals and JGB Re-ignite the Flame at San Francisco’s Warfield Theater

Melvin Seals and JGB Re-ignite the Flame at San Francisco’s Warfield Theater

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.

Umphrey’s McGee Gives Us Another Futuristic Light Show With Their “Forks” Video (premiere)

Umphrey’s McGee Gives Us Another Futuristic Light Show With Their “Forks” Video (premiere)

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.

Kyle Hollingsworth Counts Blessings, Years with New Album ’50’ (interview) (premiere)

Kyle Hollingsworth Counts Blessings, Years with New Album ’50’ (interview) (premiere)

String Cheese Incident keyboardist steps out for fourth solo album, talks songwriting, brewing and the importance of humor.

Gov’t Mule Rocks the Equinox with Revolutionary Fervor in Oakland

Gov’t Mule Rocks the Equinox with Revolutionary Fervor in Oakland

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.

“You Can’t Plan a Jam”: An Interview With Dean Ween

“You Can’t Plan a Jam”: An Interview With Dean Ween

"If it's going somewhere, it might get a bass solo and a drum solo for two minutes. But that's jamming, you know?"
Phish: Big Boat

Phish: Big Boat

On their 13th official studio album, Phish continue to mature as a band while still keeping things fresh, surprising and funky.
Umphrey’s McGee: The London Session – A Day At Abbey Road Studios

Umphrey’s McGee: The London Session – A Day At Abbey Road Studios

Umphrey’s McGee’s ninth album finds the band taking a sojourn of sorts with a session at London’s landmark Abbey Road studios.
Umphrey’s McGee: Similar Skin

Umphrey’s McGee: Similar Skin

Despite its good yet forgettable songwriting, Similar Skin is still uplifting and colorful enough musically to warrant at least a few listens.