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Grateful Web Interview with Nahko Bear

Submitted by June Reedy on Tue, 06/19/2018 - 4:01 pm

Nahko Bear and his multi-colored tribe are spreading their rainbows all over the country as they support Dispatch on a North American tour that will last thru Autumn Solstice, 9/21 2018.  While Nahko & Medicine for the People have been known to rally the crowds at festivals, this summer they will only be hitting one single fest, the Friendly Gathering in VT 6/28- 7/1 2018.  Grateful Web got a chance to check in with Nahko and see how the tour life is treating him.  We also asked some of those “getting to know you” questions

Robert Walter's 20th Congress - 'Spacesuit' - Out 9/21

Submitted by The Royal Pota… on Tue, 06/19/2018 - 2:08 pm

Robert Walter's 20th Congress have announced the release of their new studio album, 'Spacesuit,' due September 21 via Royal Potato Family. The organ master/keyboard virtuoso—who's also a founding member of The Greyboy Allstars and tours with Phish bassist Mike Gordon—has assembled a new crew of brilliant improvisers and genre-bending virtuosos under the 20th Congress mantle.

Pitchfork Music Festival 2018 | Preview

Submitted by philamonjaro on Tue, 06/19/2018 - 11:26 am

In its 13th years, Pitchfork Music Festival returns to Union Park, Chicago for another three days of great music July 20th-22nd. Headliners include Tame Impala, Courtney Barnett, Fleet Foxes, War on Drugs, Ms. Lauryn Hill and Chaka Khan. With three stages and 40-plus acts scheduled, this festival offers attendees a full selection of emerging and well-known favorites to check out.

John McLaughlin and Jimmy Herring New Album - Live in San Francisco Available 9/21

Submitted by MAD Ink PR on Tue, 06/19/2018 - 11:03 am

“This recording of the final set at the Warfield Theatre brings to full circle the amazing advent of The Mahavishnu Orchestra In 1971, and its renaissance on this night in San Francisco.” mused the boundary-shattering guitarist John McLaughlin. On his farewell tour of America, which was comprised of 25 concerts, John invited one his favorite musicians,  guitarist Jimmy Herring and his band “The Invisible Whip” to explore the timeless music he had created four decades ago. Watch and listen to a teaser, HERE

Blue Rose Foundation Benefit | The Fillmore

Submitted by Alan Sheckter on Tue, 06/19/2018 - 8:14 am

Several Bay Area musicians who were already friends on and off the stage appeared together at The Fillmore in San Francisco on June 9 to spotlight Blue Rose Music’s stable of artists, and of more importance to raise money and awareness for the Blue Rose Foundation, which commits itself to preschool scholarships for impoverished children.

Robert Plant | Jay Pritzker Pavilion | 6/17/18

Submitted by June Reedy on Mon, 06/18/2018 - 7:57 pm

His regional dialect has become global without being worldly. He is still very relatable and full of soul as he took the audience on a wild ride thru his musical journey of life. While the Sensational Space Shifters band backing him up continued with a smokey sweet guitar solo, he grabbed the tambourine, and it took on an instrumental balance to his vocals. It was no longer a child’s play toy of percussion but a jingling charm added to his one and only Robert Plant vocals; vocals that have come to define what it means to be the lead singer of a band.

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