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16th Northwest String Summit Embraces Kinfolk Vibe With Yonder Mountain, Greensky Bluegrass, Dead Man Winter, Del McCoury and more (FESTIVAL REVIEW/PHOTOS)

The idea of kinfolk has always been a vital part of the ethos behind Yonder Mountain String Band, even down to the way the jam grass stalwarts curate their own music festival. On July 13-16 ...

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Wannabe Reviews ‘No Poets’ By Andy Thomas’ Dust Heart

In the newest installment of Wannabe, artist Chris Prunckle reviews No Poets, the new album from Andy Thomas’ Dust Heart, in his signature six-panel comic strip form. Click on the image for full resolution (best viewed on desktop): No Poets by Andy Thomas’ Dust Heart

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Unity Through Music: Patrick Maguire, Possessed by Paul James, Hillstomp and the Naked Bootleggers Team Up at Don Quixote’s In Felton (SHOW REVIEW)

Community is a word we are fortunate to hear a lot about in live music. There are communities of fans that gather around their favorite musicians, music festival communities, communities of tapers, and the list ...

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Grateful Dead- Dave’s Picks Volume 22 – Felt Forum 12/7/71 (ALBUM REVIEW)

In his essay within the booklet enclosed in Dave’s Picks Volume 22,  the editor of The Grateful Dead Almanac and Sirius XM radio host Gary Lambert writes with informed but casual erudition in describing how ...

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Tedeschi Trucks Band Bring Out Poignant Covers & Brimming Sit Ins at Alanta’s Fox Theatre (SHOW REVIEW)

Weekend shows are typically favored and especially highlighted during a summer itinerary. Halfway through their Wheels of Soul Tour, Tedeschi Trucks Band landed their merry ship in the heart of Dixie on Saturday night at ...

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Saint Etienne Prolong Their Legacy On ‘Home Counties’ (ALBUM REVIEW)

When you’re branded as a cabaret band, it doesn’t exactly raise expectations that you’re capable of anything other than luring a crowd to the dance floor and keeping them enticed by simply maintaining a backbeat. ...

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The Melvins Bask in Stoner Metal Glory in Portland (SHOW REVIEW)

Sweaty bodies packed the dark confines of Portland’s Hawthorne Theater on Wednesday, July 12th. Despite the lack of space to move, the sold out crowd was pulsing with excitement waiting to catchy legendary sludge rockers ...

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‘War for the Planet of the Apes’ a Perfect Summer Movie (FILM REVIEW)

Perfect trilogies are rare, but somehow they managed to pull it off this time.

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Waxahatchee Brings Attitude and Aptitude with ‘Out In The Storm’ (ALBUM REVIEW)

Katie Crutchfield — A.K.A. Waxahatchee — exemplifies grrrrl power without the grrrr. In other words, she recalls the happy-go-lucky girly exhilaration that was so prominent during the ‘80s, particularly all-girl groups like the Bangles and ...

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Boris Garcia Presents Enlightening Chops on ‘Around Some Corner’ (ALBUM REVIEW)

For anyone who can’t take Boris Garcia seriously based on the band’s tongue-in-cheek name, the presence of Railroad Earth’s Tim Carbone should validate the premise of the group as well as the music of  Around ...

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