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Del McCoury Among Greensky Bluegrass Guests At DelFest

Watch Greensky Bluegrass team up with bluegrass legend Del McCoury during their appearance last night at DelFest.

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Umphrey’s McGee Welcomes Lettuce Horns & Mike Racky At Summer Camp

Watch Umphrey's McGee team up with the Lettuce Horns and pedal steel player Mike Racky on a Sturgill Simpson cover last night at Summer Camp.

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Pro-Shot Full Show Video: The Disco Biscuits Dust Off Covers In Denver

The Disco Biscuits dug deep for the second night of their Bisco Inferno run with a number of rarities and a pair of bust out covers.

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Happy Birthday Levon Helm: Performing Live With The Band & Solo Spotify Playlist

Celebrate what would have been Levon Helm’s birthday today with a live Spotify Playlist of the drummer leading The Band and performing solo.

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Newberry Event Music & Arts Festival Announces 2018 Lineup

The lineup for the sixth annual Newberry Event Music & Arts Festival, a fundraiser for Oregon's Multiple Sclerosis Society, has been confirmed.

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Eric Krasno & Friends To Play Terrapin Crossroads

Guitarist Eric Krasno will be joined by an array of collaborators for an upcoming show at Terrapin Crossroads.

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Phil Cook Offers Early Stream Of ‘People Are My Drug’ Album

Multi-instrumentalist Phil Cook is giving fans a chance to listen to his new album 'People Are My Drug' one week early.

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Full Show Audio: Joe Russo’s Almost Dead Unveils Official Recording From SweetWater 420 Festival

Stream or download a crispy soundboard matrix recording featuring both of Joe Russo's Almost Dead's sets from the SweetWater 420 Fest in Atlanta on April 21.

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Nicki Bluhm Shares Ryan Adams Collaboration ‘Battlechain Rose’

Singer-songwriter Nicki Bluhm has issued the video for 'To Rise You Gotta Fall' track "Battlechain Rose," which she co-wrote with Ryan Adams.

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Exclusive Premiere: Combsy Shares ‘Villain’ Video

Watch the official video for "Villain" from Jacob Fred Jazz Odyssey guitarist Chris Combs' Combsy project's self-titled debut album.

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VideoETA News

Review: 'Red' & 'Red 2' come out of retirement on 4K UHD

In 2009, Liam Neeson launched a new genre of geriatric action films with Taken and we have been better off ever since? The following year, upstart film company Summit Entertainment was still riding high on the wave of their successful Twilight film when they brought their own entry in the geriatric action genre Red to market.


Summit banked their burgeoning franchise on one-time action star supreme Bruce Willis and a gaggle... Read More



Review: 'The Last Face' falls flat

What do you get when you pair a couple of Academy Award winning actors with an Academy Award winning actor turned director? If you said, "an awards season contender that will appeal to all audiences," then you would be siding with logic. If, however, you were watching The Last Face, then you would have something different altogether.


Don't get me wrong, I love Charlize Theron and Javier Bardem has turned in... Read More



Review: Jack Bauer returns as President in 'Designated Survivor'

I suppose becoming President of the United States was the logical next step for 24 survivor Jack Bauer, but it's a survival of a completely different sort that Kiefer Sutherland discovers on Designated Survivor: The Complete First Season. Yes, I know that Jack Bauer is only a character that Kiefer Sutherland played for a bunch of high-tension seasons on the popular TV series, but Jack and Kiefer might as well... Read More



Check it out: E-commerce is coming

Since the day we started the site in 1999, there has been one question asked more than any other: why can't I buy this movie from VideoETA? We are excited to announce that starting Tuesday, you will be able to buy all of your favorite movies, and more, directly from us.


If you are a fan of the old information only site, don't despair. All of the same great release date... Read More



Review: Disney bestows Signature status on 'The Lion King'

You have to give it to Disney, they sure know how to create an industry of making money on the same film over and over again. Whether it is their infamous vault that seemingly gobbles up its films for years at a time to drive demand as supply drives up or their ability to pull new content from their seemingly bottomless reservoir of bonus features, one thing is certain.


Each version... Read More



Review: 'Star Wars Rebels: Season 3' basks in nostalgia

If you're like me, then you relish any opportunity to relive our Star Wars youth. Thanks to Disney's purchase of LucasFilm, we are no longer simply children at heart, but now we have almost daily new content from that galaxy far, far away.


Let's be honest though, not all of this new content is worthy to carry the Star Wars name. Granted, it's not as bad as the old Expanded Universe... Read More



Review: 'Dean' heralds in a new, exciting voice

I have to admit that while I sometimes fashion myself as a pop culture aficionado, there are moments when I am woefully clueless. Demetri Martin is the latest example of a glaring hole in my expertise, but it's better to be late to the party than not arriving at all, right?

As my wife and I sat down to watch Dean, I said that I thought she'd like it because the... Read More



Review: Nic Cage hits new low with 'Inconceivable'

Inconceivable!


No, not the phrase popularized by Wallace Shawn in the film The Princess Bride, but rather a new film out this week starring Nicolas Cage. What is truly Inconceivable though is how Nic Cage continues to land roles in films despite his spiral from the heights of Hollywood's heavyweights.


Believe it or not, it has only been 21 years since he won an Oscar for his performance in Leaving Las Vegas,... Read More



Review: 'Guardians of the Galaxy 2' is 4 times better on 4K UHD

Believe it or not, I'm not going to bury the lede on this review. Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 is an amazing film that I thought was better than the original. If you have the ability to play 4K UHD Blu-rays, then you NEED to own this film on this format.


Well, I guess that I'll be going now. What? You want more? OK, fine.


In order to appreciate just how... Read More



Review: Is it time to kill off 'The Walking Dead' for good?

Well, I'm sure this review will cause a bit of a divisive reaction around these parts. I have been watching The Walking Dead since it premiered, but I have found that as the seasons go on, I am finding it more difficult to motivate myself to watch the show.


Seasons five and six were brutal for the most part, but I had hoped that the introduction of Jeffrey Dean Morgan as... Read More



Review: 'Ash vs Evil Dead: Season 2' is a bloody good time

I have a pretty big confession to make. Up until I reviewed Ash vs. Evil Dead: The Complete Second Season, I had not seen a single frame of anything in the Evil Dead franchise.


Not the original film. Not any of the sequels. Not a single episode of season one of Ash vs. Evil Dead.


So, why would I even attempt to watch and review Ash vs. Evil Dead: Season Two? Because... Read More



Review: McConaughey is in full high-res glory on 'Lincoln Lawyer' 4K UHD

Many decades from now, the eternal question will be, when did Matthew McConaughey's resurgence in film begin? Or not. He could simply fade away as a one-time Oscar winner never to be heard from again.


Such is the enigma wrapped in a riddle that is Matthew McConaughey. I have to put it on front street right here, I'm a fan. I love every incarnation of Matthew McConaughey there is. Romantic comedy... Read More



Review: 'Treasure Hounds' isn't original, but kids love it

If you're reading this review and over the age of 15, then let me save you some time. Unless you have children, Treasure Hounds will bore you to sleep. If you are a younger reader, I'm a bit concerned that you're reading this review on a video release date site but welcome.


There is nothing inherently wrong with Treasure Hounds per se, but as I watched it with my kids, I... Read More



Review: 'Start Your Engines' expands the Mickey franchise nicely

When Disney debuted the Mickey and the Roadster Racers property, we talked about their foresight in extending the Mickey brand beyond the early childhood demographic of Mickey Mouse Clubhouse. Not only was it a wise decision, but as I discovered first hand, the new path is connecting really well with boys.


My son quickly outgrew Mickey Mouse Clubhouse while my daughter enjoyed it well into her third year. But when... Read More



Review: 'The Hunter's Prayer' is familiar but forgettable

It would be easy to cast off The Hunter's Prayer as just another in a long line of Leon clones, but that would be a disservice for a film that offers a surprising level of character development. Most films in this oeuvre trade any sort of character building for more and bigger explosions, but The Hunter's Prayer strikes a good balance between the two.


The film is a polished gem that... Read More



Review: 'Warlock' finally appears on Blu-ray

We have written about the Vestron Video Collector's Series before and if you are a fan of 1980s/1990s horror, then I'm preaching to the choir. If you don't consider yourself a horror aficionado, then might I present to you a collection of films that proudly bathes itself in just about every cliché and trope of the genre from this time.


To simply dismiss the Warlock movies as horror films would be... Read More



'Pirates' sails home to 4K UHD, Blu-ray and DVD on October 3

Remember when Disney wasn't in the 4K UHD business? Yeah, that was Monday. In case you were sleeping earlier this week, Disney announced on Tuesday that they were going to release their first ever film on the nascent 4K UHD Blu-ray format when Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 debuts on home entertainment on August 22.


Well, Disney wasted no time to reaffirm its newfound commitment to the latest home entertainment... Read More



Review: 'Smurfs' returns to its roots with 'The Lost Village'

As much as I appreciated the attempt to combine live-action and animation in the two recent Smurfs films, there was just something intrinsically wrong with seeing Smurfs interact with live actors. It's not that either film was inherently flawed per se, it's just that they lacked a bit of the mystique and panache of the original animated TV series.


I get it. Today's film environment has evolved to a place where... Read More



Review: 'Their Finest' is a most worthy effort

I know that I'm late to the party on Gemma Arterton, but if there's one film that proves that I should have noticed her sooner, it is Their Finest. There isn't any one thing about her performance that stands out, but rather the fact that she is able to carry the weight of a rather predictable plot and still make it enjoyable to watch is, in itself, amazing.


The film is... Read More



Review: Luc Besson debuts two beautiful films on 4K UHD

If there's one director that has a polarizing visual style, it's Luc Besson. He's known for his distinctive visual epics that have gotten better as technology has finally caught up to his vision. But, you either love his style or hate it, there's really not much middle ground to be had.


I have always considered myself a fan of Luc's work and have spent many hours to no avail arguing with... Read More



Disney enters the 4K UHD business with 'Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2'

Phew, Hollywood's worst-kept secret is finally out of the bag. With today's announcement that Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 will be coming to all physical home entertainment formats on August 22, Disney is officially in the 4K UHD Blu-ray business.


Disney was the last holdout among the "big six" studios with the newest format, but relented when Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 director James Gunn practically coerced them to... Read More



Review: 'Song to Song' is more B-side than hit single

If there's one thing about a Terrence Malick film, you are destined to either love it or hate it. There really isn't much of a middle ground. Song to Song is the first of his films that might see people from both sides meet in the middle.


I'm normally a big Malick fan, but I was left with a rather meh feeling after watching Song to Song. There's really nothing wrong... Read More



Review: Jessica Chastain earns Oscar cred with 'Zookeeper's Wife'

After countless films detailing the atrocities of World War II in the last 70 years or so, you would think that they would run out of stories to tell. And then, something like The Zookeeper's Wife comes along. Sure, it's easy to simply dismiss it as another quasi-Schindler's List, but the power of its message isn't easily duplicated.


The true power, of course, is that both films are based on true... Read More



Review: 'The Unholy' finds new life on Blu-ray

We have written before about the Vestron Collector's Series and how it has given us a fond trip down memory lane with bulked-up versions of the niche video house's classic films. As someone who grew up on the cheese of 1980s horror films, these films have a special place in my heart and I'm giddy that they are finally being given the special feature treatment that they deserve.


You see, most... Read More



Review: Too much turbulence for 'Altitude'

If you ever found yourself thinking, 'Man, I wonder what Denise Richards is up these days?' then Altitude is the film for you. Other than that, there really isn't anything in the film that moves the needle much.


It's not often that I fail to find a single redeeming quality in a film, but this might be one of them. I mean is there anything more unbelievable than Denise Richards as... Read More



Review: 'Life' is reborn on Blu-ray

It's funny, some films are universally beloved while others are unanimously booed, but it is the rare film indeed that seemingly splits crowds right down the middle. Life is a film that is able to pull off that feat.


As a reviewer, I can understand the disparity in opinions because I went through the gauntlet of emotions while watching the film. I had pretty high expectations going into the film with... Read More



Review: 'Everybody Loves Somebody' is a cultural celebration

While certain people who shall remain nameless spend a lot of their time talking about building walls, Hollywood is finally starting to embrace the culture south of the border. For many decades, the shenanigans of Tijuana encapsulated the extent of Mexican culture in film, but that has gradually changed over the intervening years.

Part of that reason (or maybe most) is the fact that Spanish-speaking viewers are increasing in megaplexes across... Read More



Review: 'John Wick: Chapter 2' is a bloody good time

Let's face it, Keanu Reeves doesn't have much luck when it comes to sequels to his massive action films. The Matrix was iconic. The two sequels? Not so much. So, after finally seeing John Wick one drunken night on Netflix, I was desperately waiting for its sequel.

Well, desperately waiting and legitimately petrified that they would find a way to mess it up so much that it would ruin the original... Read More



Review: 'Americano' breathes fresh air into crowded subgenre

You know, I think the proliferation of animated children's movies has reached epidemic levels. I mean, as the father to a pair of kids under six years older, I'm not complaining (too much), but the sheer number of animated fare has skyrocketed in the last decade.

Think about it. We used to simply refer to them as animated films (or cartoons if you're as old as I am), but now that's... Read More



Monday Mixer: 'Wonder Woman' continues its domination

If you follow the NHL like I do, today is usually the worst day of the year. The hockey season is officially over and the long summer months officially begin. The next season doesn't officially start until October, which seems like so far away from now.

I have come to learn this morning that it's even more painful when your team loses in the Stanley Cup Final. Sure, this run was... Read More



Latest Movie Trailers

Skyscraper - Trailer 2
Global icon Dwayne Johnson leads the cast of Legendary's Skyscraper as former FBI Hostage Rescue Team leader and U.S. war veteran Will Sawyer, who now assesses security for skyscrapers. On assignment in China he finds the tallest, safest building in the world suddenly ablaze, and he's been framed for it. A wanted man on the run, Will must find those responsible, clear his name and somehow rescue his family who is trapped inside the building...above the fire line.


City Of Lies - Trailer
Based on the true story of one of the most notorious and unsolved cases in recent memory, CITY OF LIES is a provocative thriller revealing a never-before-seen look at the infamous murder of The Notorious B.I.G. shortly following the death of Tupac Shakur.  L.A.P.D. detective Russell Poole (Johnny Depp) has spent years trying to solve his biggest case, but after two decades, the investigation remains open. "Jack" Jackson (Forest Whitaker), a reporter desperate to save his reputation and career, is determined to find out why. In search of the truth, the two team up and unravel a growing web of institutional corruption and lies. Relentless in their hunt, these two determined men threaten to uncover the conspiracy and crack the foundation of the L.A.P.D. and an entire city. Based on the nonfiction book LAbyrinth, written by Randall Sullivan.


The King - Trailer
Forty years after the death of Elvis Presley, two-time Sundance Grand Jury winner Eugene Jarecki’s new film takes the King’s 1963 Rolls-Royce on a musical road trip across America. From Memphis to New York, Las Vegas, and beyond, the journey traces the rise and fall of Elvis as a metaphor for the country he left behind. In this groundbreaking film, Jarecki paints a visionary portrait of the state of the American Dream and a penetrating look at how the hell we got here. A diverse cast of Americans, both famous and non, join the journey, including Alec Baldwin, Rosanne Cash, Chuck D, Emmylou Harris, Ethan Hawke, Van Jones, Mike Myers, and Dan Rather, among many others.


Mowgli - Trailer
The story follows the upbringing of the human child Mowgli, raised by a wolf pack in the jungles of India. As he learns the often harsh rules of the jungle, under the tutelage of a bear named Baloo and a panther named Bagheera, Mowgli becomes accepted by the animals of the jungle as one of their own. All but one: the fearsome tiger Shere Khan. But there may be greater dangers lurking in the jungle, as Mowgli comes face to face with his human origins.


Dog Days - Trailer
From acclaimed production company LD Entertainment (The Zookeeper's Wife, Jackie, and Megan Leavey) and Director Ken Marino comes Dog Days. Dog Days is a hilarious and heartfelt ensemble comedy that follows the lives of multiple dog owners and their beloved fluffy pals around sunny Los Angeles. When these human and canine's paths start to intertwine, their lives begin changing in ways they never expected.


Uncle Drew - Clip - Hold My Nuts
After draining his life savings to enter a team in the Rucker Classic street ball tournament in Harlem, Dax (Lil Rel Howery) is dealt a series of unfortunate setbacks, including losing his team to his longtime rival (Nick Kroll). Desperate to win the tournament and the cash prize, Dax stumbles upon the man, the myth, the legend UNCLE DREW (NBA All-Star Kyrie Irving) and convinces him to return to the court one more time. The two men embark on a road trip to round up Drew's old basketball squad (Shaquille O’Neal, Chris Webber, Reggie Miller, Nate Robinson, and Lisa Leslie) and prove that a group of seniors can still win the big one.


Papillon - Trailer
Based on the international best-selling autobiographic books "Papillon" and "Banco", PAPILLON follows the epic story of Henri Papillon Charrire (Charlie Hunnam), a safecracker from the Parisian underworld who is framed for murder and condemned to life in the notorious penal colony on Devils Island. Determined to regain his freedom, Papillon forms an unlikely alliance with quirky convicted counterfeiter Louis Dega (Rami Malek), who in exchange for protection, agrees to finance Papillons escape.


Damsel - Trailer
Samuel Alabaster (Robert Pattinson), an affluent pioneer, ventures across the American Frontier to marry the love of his life, Penelope (Mia Wasikowska). As Samuel traverses the Wild West with a drunkard named Parson Henry (David Zellner) and a miniature horse called Butterscotch, their once-simple journey grows treacherous, blurring the lines between hero, villain and damsel. A loving reinvention of the western genre from the Zellner brothers (Kumiko, the Treasure Hunter), DAMSEL showcases their trademark unpredictability, off-kilter sense of humor, and unique brand of humanism.


Nossa Chape - Trailer
NOSSA CHAPE tracks the rebuilding of the Chapecoense football club in Brazil after a November 28, 2016 airplane crash left only three players alive. Through exclusive access to the families of the deceased, the new team and three severely injured recovering players, the documentary investigates the community’s many challenges in the aftermath of tragedy. The town finds itself divided by a desire to respect the memory of those they lost while also preparing to move the club into its future. The citizens and team must find a way to unite around a common identity.


Who We Are Now - Trailer
Recently released from prison, Beth (Julianne Nicholson) is working with her public defender (Jimmy Smits) to get her son back from her sister, who was awarded legal custody while Beth was incarcerated for ten years. Soon after, Beth forms an unlikely alliance with Jess (Emma Roberts), an idealistic young protégé of the public defense team, who decides to take on Beth's cause whether she likes it or not. Also starring Zachary Quinto and Jason Biggs.


Whitney - Trailer
Whitney Houston broke more music industry records than any other female singer in history. With over 200 million album sales worldwide, she was the only artist to chart seven consecutive U.S. No. 1 singles. She also starred in several blockbuster movies before her brilliant career gave way to erratic behavior, scandals and death at age 48. The documentary feature Whitney is an intimate, unflinching portrait of Houston and her family that probes beyond familiar tabloid headlines and sheds new light on the spellbinding trajectory of Houston’s life. Using never-before-seen archival footage, exclusive demo recordings, rare performances, audio archives and original interviews with the people who knew her best, Oscar®-winning filmmaker Kevin Macdonald unravels the mystery behind “The Voice,” who thrilled millions even as she struggled to make peace with her own troubled past.


Mile 22 - Trailer
In a visceral modern thriller from the director of Lone Survivor, Mark Wahlberg stars as James Silva, an operative of the CIA’s most highly-prized and least-understood unit. Aided by a top-secret tactical command team, Silva must retrieve and transport an asset who holds life-threatening information to Mile 22 for extraction before the enemy closes in.


Spiral - Trailer
A look at the rise of anti-Semitism and assaults against Jews in present-day France.


Loving Pablo - Trailer
Academy Award® Winners Javier Bardem and Penélope Cruz unite in the extraordinary story of the volatile love affair between Colombia’s most famous journalist, Virginia Vallejo (Penélope Cruz) and the world’s most feared drug lord, Pablo Escobar (Javier Bardem). When Virginia first met Pablo, she was drawn to him by his charisma and contagious passion for his country and the people he loves. As their passionate affair intensified, so did the brutal violence and tyranny that surrounded Escobar’s empire. As her world comes crashing down around her, Virginia must decide if she will support the man she loves or help bring down one of the most vicious criminals the world has ever known in this amazing story inspired by true events from Virgina’s best-selling memoir.


Billy Boy - Trailer
When Billy’s (Blake Jenner, “Glee," "Everybody Wants Some") friend is found dead, his world unravels. As he tries to move on, he falls in love with Jennifer (Melissa Benoist, “Supergirl,” "Whiplash"), but his life is unexpectedly threatened by the sins of his past.


A.X.L. - Trailer
In the vein of classic '80s family movies SHORT CIRCUIT and FLIGHT OF THE NAVIGATOR, A.X.L. is a new adventure about a down-on-his luck teenage bike rider, Miles (Alex Neustaedter), who stumbles upon an advanced, robotic, military dog named A.X.L.  Endowed with next-generation artificial intelligence but with the heart of a dog, A.X.L. forms an emotional bond with Miles, much to the chagrin of the rogue military scientists who created A.X.L. and would do anything to retrieve him. Knowing what is at stake if A.X.L. gets captured, Miles teams up with his smart, resourceful crush, Sara (Becky G), to protect his new best friend on a timeless, epic adventure for the whole family.


Bleeding Steel - Trailer
In an action-packed drama reminiscent of ‘80s techno-sci-fi thrillers, Jackie Chan stars as Lin, a police inspector in modern Hong Kong. While tracking down a deranged, mecha-enhanced villain, Lin discovers that a geneticist’s lost bio-chemical invention has been surgically implanted into his missing daughter. With the help of a young hacker, Lin connects the dots between the device that haunts his daughter, his enemy’s sinister army, and a strange cultural phenomenon called “Bleeding Steel.”


Marlina The Murderer In Four Acts - Trailer
In the deserted hills of an Indonesian island, a young widow is raped and robbed of her cattle. In defending herself, Marlina kills several of the attacking gang members and decapitates their leader. She then sets out on a journey to find justice, empowerment, revenge and redemption. But the road is long, especially when the ghost of her headless victim begins to haunt her.


Indivisible - Trailer
Indivisible is based on the extraordinary true story of Army Chaplain Darren Turner and his wife Heather. With a strong, faith-filled marriage, the Turners are ready to follow their calling: serving God, family, and country. Fresh from seminary and basic training, Chaplain Turner and his family arrive at Fort Stewart. Yet before the Turners can even unpack their new house, Darren is deployed to Iraq. Heather is left taking care of their three young children alone … as well as serving the families of the other deployed soldiers. Despite a desire to stay connected with their loved ones, the harsh realities of war take a daily toll over the course of the Battalion’s extended deployment. Meanwhile back home, babies are born, kids keep growing, and nerves are frayed with every late-night knock on the door. With deeply etched battle scars, the soldiers’ long-awaited homecoming is much different than any of their families anticipated. Carrying burdens the other can’t comprehend, the Turners must decide if they’re willing to face one more battle: the fight to save their marriage. From the director of The Grace Card and the studio that brought you Fireproof and War Room comes Indivisible, the story of one marriage … one family … under God.


Gabriel And The Mountain - Trailer
Before entering a prestigious American university, Gabriel Buchmann decides to travel the world for one year. After ten months on the road with his backpack full of dreams, immersed at the heart of various countries, he arrives in Kenya determined to discover the African continent. Until he reaches the top of Mount Mulanje, Malawi, his final destination.


Relix : Latest

Track By Track: Ben Harper & Charlie Musselwhite _No Mercy In This Land_
Dan MonickNo Mercy In This Land is the follow-up to Ben Harper and Charlie Musselwhite’s 2013 release Get Up!, which debuted at No. 1 on Billboard’s Blues chart and won a 2014 Grammy for Best Blues Album. That record had been a long time coming—John Lee Hooker first introduced the pair back in 1993 when they both played a benefit gig for Mill Valley, Calif.’s Sweetwater Music Hall, which...


Exlcusive Album Stream: Johnny Irion _Driving Friend_
Johnny Irion, who often focuses on the folk music realm in his recordings and performances with his wife Sarah Lee Guthrie, has expanded his palette on his new solo album Driving Friend.  The Mother Hips' Tim Bluhm produced the record, which features members of Dawes and Wilco, and draws on the sounds that galvanize Irion, from blues and gospel to country and, of course, folk.  Irion is...


Doyle Bramhall II at Highline Ballroom (A Gallery)
This past Saturday, guitarist Doyle Bramhall II brought his show to New York's Highline Ballroom for a night that featured a surprise sit in from Jackson Browne and Steely Dan keyboardist Jeff Young. Dino Perrucci shared some photos from the performance. 


It’s Friday and Charlie Brown is Rocking Out to Rush’s “2112”
It's the Friday before Memorial Day weekend and, at least in our neck of the woods, the sun is shining. And what better way to celebrate than to see good ol' Charlie Brown and your favorite Peanuts characters shred away the last hours of your work week with Rush's epic "2112" suite? That's right. The internet is truly the gift that keeps on giving even when you really didn't ask for...


Spafford: For Amusement Only
When a bunch of jamband fans get together, eventually, they will start to debate what the scene’s “next generation” will look like. These days, the smart money is on Spafford, an Arizona-based quartet who have grown by leaps and bounds since their inception in 2010. The band’s second proper studio album For Amusement Only finds them in an interesting position. The album mostly...


_Relix_ Presents: Halloween Week at Brooklyn Bowl Las Vegas, Including Three Nights of The Disco Biscuits
From Oct. 31 to Nov. 3 – just in time for Phish’s Halloween run at the MGM Grand – Relix will present a number of shows at the Brooklyn Bowl Las Vegas, including a three-night, late-night run by The Disco Biscuits.The Motet will kick things off with a late-night Halloween show on Oct. 31, followed by the Disco Biscuits from Nov. 1-3.The venue will also host “Lunch You in the Eye,” a...


Todd Snider and Neal Casal at Terrapin Crossroads (A Gallery)
Singer-songwriter Todd Snider was set to play a solo show in The Grate Room at San Rafael, CA's Terrapin Crossroads, but when his Hard Working Americans bandmate and guitarist Neal Casal showed up, the two decided to team up for most of the performance. Stuart Levine shared some photos from the show. 


John Mayer is Trolling All of Us with His “New Light” Music Video
John Mayer has released the music video for his disco-infused single "New Light," and you have to give him points for creativity. As the Dead & Co. guitarist writes on Instagram, the slapdash, green-screen masterpiece emerged when "nobody could agree on a budget." So he did what any famous musician would do: headed to Downtown LA and collaborated with a "company that usually does birthday and...


Matt and Kim at Mr. Smalls (A Gallery)
Since it's Thursday, we've decided to throw it back a few weeks to late April and Matt and Kim's performance at Mr. Smalls Theatre in Millvale, PA with this gallery courtesy of John Patrick Gatta.


The Core: Dean Ween on Solo Work, Album Construction, Phish and More
With Ween reunited and his personal studio operational, Mickey Melchiondo fully embraces his musically fertile forties on his sophomore solo release, Deaner Rock 2.A LIFETIME OF IDEAS When Ween went on break in 2012, I didn’t do anything for a while, which actually turned out to be a blessing. I had never really taken a break from anything, never known a life where there wasn’t a bunch of...


Holidaze 2018 Lineup: Disco Biscuits, STS9, Umphrey’s McGee and More
Holidaze is moving from the Dominican Republic to Mexico in 2018, with The Disco Biscuits, STS9, Umphrey’s McGee and more living it up from Dec. 12-16.The three headlining acts will be joined by Lotus, Pigeons Playing Ping Pong, Ghost Light and Orchard Lounge.Returning guest pre-sale will begin June 5, and public on sale will start on June 6 at 12 Noon ET.For more information click the...


Blackberry Smoke in Westbury (A Gallery)
Southern rockers Blackberry Smoke brought their spring tour to The Space at Westbury in Westbury, NY, last week, continuing their support of their recent album Find a Light. Bill Kelly shared some photos from the night.


Watch Jim James Perform “Just A Fool” on _The Late Show_
After previewing his new solo album Uniform Distortion at an intimate Brooklyn show, My Morning Jacket frontman Jim James headed over to The Late Show with Stephen Colbert to play his single “Just A Fool.”Employing a black and white, mirrored lens to the camera, James kicked out the rocking tune with his backing band.Compared to his previous, more acoustic solo offerings, this is...


Ryley Walker: Deafman Glance
Ryley Walker emerged in the early 2010s as one of indie-rock’s most exciting guitarists—a malleable player capable of intricate baroque-folk fingerpicking and jazzy solos. But in recent years, he’s grown frustrated with his image as an acoustic jammer, and he’s aiming to redefine himself on his fifth LP, Deafman Glance —emphasizing tightly knit song structures over improvisation. It...


_100 Things Phish Fans Should Know & Do Before They Die_ Author to Speak with _Relix_ Editor for Live Stream
Next week, Relix editor-in-chief Mike Greenhaus will speak with Andy P. Smith, author of the upcoming book 100 Things Phish Fans Should Know & Do Before They Die, and the conversation will be streamed live for free via The Relix Channel on YouTube. During the stream, which is set for May 29 at 2pm ET, Greenhaus and Smith will discuss both the book and Phish in general, with a planned...


Pigeons Playing Ping Pong’s Domefest (A Gallery)
This past weekend in Bedford, PA, Pigeons Playing Ping Pong hosted another year of their own Domefest, which featured five sets from the group over three days. Despite the muddy conditions, the event was the biggest Domefest to date and featured a number of older originals from the band, along with an over-60-minute, improv-heavy, one-song set on Friday night. Also playing at the fest were...


Grace Potter Announces Grand Point North Festival Lineup Featuring Nathaniel Rateliff, The Magpie Salute and More
Grace Potter will host the eighth annual Grand Point North Festival in her home state of Vermont this September, and today the lineup was revealed, featuring Potter, Nathaniel Rateliff & The Night Sweats, The Magpie Salute and more.Also set to play the fest are Caroline Rose, Darlingside, Mt. Joy, Sister Sparrow & The Dirty Birds and Greg Holden, along with local and regional acts Seth...


Suwannee Hulaween Sets 2018 Lineup with String Cheese Incident, Jamiroquai, Janelle Monáe and More
Suwannee Hulaween will once again return to Live Oak, FL, this October, with a newly announced lineup that features longtime host band The String Cheese Incident plus headliners Jamiroquai, Janelle Monáe and ODESZA.Also set to play the fall festival are Tipper, The Revivalists, Vulfpeck, STS9, Gramatik, Lettuce, Trampled By Turtles, Stephen Marley, Dr. Dog, Medeski Martin & Wood, Mavis...


New Dave Matthews Band Keyboardist Buddy Strong Got Real Funky for the Debut of “She”
Dave Matthews Band opened up their 2018 touring schedule this past weekend, playing two shows in Texas and debuting new tracks from their upcoming album Come Tomorrow, set for release on June 8, along with welcoming new touring keyboardist Buddy Strong, who made quite an impression, especially during the debut of Come Tomorrow track "She," which came on Saturday night in Dallas.It's always a...


The Decemberists: Laughing at the Apocalypse
“Every time you make a record, you want it to be something new and fresh,” The Decemberists’ Colin Meloy says as he surveys the origins of his band’s first full-length LP in three years, I’ll Be Your Girl. “Sometimes you want it to be a new direction; other times, you just want to improve on what you’ve done before. With this one, we were more open to the idea of taking a...