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Phil Lesh & Bob Weir Announce Duo Tour

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Grateful Dead guitarist Bob Weir and bassist Phil Lesh have announced their first ever duo tour.


Greensky Bluegrass Plays Poolside Covers Set At Strings & Sol Festival

Greensky Bluegrass played a covers-only poolside set yesterday at Strings & Sol - watch fan-shot video Phish's 'Chalkdust Torture.'


Remembering Otis Redding: 1966 ‘Ready, Steady, Go!’ Television Performance

On the 50th anniversary of Otis Redding’s tragic death, revisit a 1966 television special starring the late legendary soul singer.


Joe Russo’s Almost Dead Close Out Two Night Run In Boston With Tons Of Teases & A Bust Out

Joe Russo's Almost Dead closed out their 2017 with a wild, tease heavy show last night in Beantown.


Warren Haynes Hosts 29th Annual Christmas Jam: Recap, Setlist & Videos

A snowstorm couldn't stop Warren Haynes and a bevy of acts from putting together another fantastic Christmas Jam.


Full Show Pro-Shot Video: Hot Tuna Featuring Steve Kimock Play The Capitol Theatre

Watch all of last night's Hot Tuna show from The Capitol Theatre, which saw them pair with guitarist Steve Kimock.


Phish Fall 97: Remembering December 9th In State College

The 18th installment of Remembering Phish Fall Tour 1997 focuses on the show in State College, Pennsylvania that took place 20 years ago today.


Release Day Picks 2017 Spotify Playlist

Stream a Spotify Playlist made up of Release Day Picks albums we highlighted over the past year.


Deer Tick Performs On CBS ‘Saturday Sessions’

Watch Deer Tick play a trio of tunes on CBS This Morning's Saturday Sessions.


Tom Hamilton Plays Jerry Garcia’s ‘Wolf’ Guitar At JRAD’s First Of Two At The House Of Blues Boston

Watch fan-shot video from night one of Joe Russo's Almost Dead's two-night stand in Beantown.


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

Alita: Battle Angel - Trailer
Visionary filmmakers James Cameron (AVATAR) and Robert Rodriguez (SIN CITY) create a groundbreaking new heroine in ALITA: BATTLE ANGEL, an action-packed story of hope, love and empowerment. Set several centuries in the future, the abandoned Alita (Rosa Salazar) is found in the scrapyard of Iron City by Ido (Christoph Waltz), a compassionate cyber-doctor who takes the unconscious cyborg Alita to his clinic. When Alita awakens she has no memory of who she is, nor does she have any recognition of the world she finds herself in. Everything is new to Alita, every experience a first. As she learns to navigate her new life and the treacherous streets of Iron City, Ido tries to shield Alita from her mysterious past while her street-smart new friend, Hugo (Keean Johnson), offers instead to help trigger her memories. A growing affection develops between the two until deadly forces come after Alita and threaten her newfound relationships. It is then that Alita discovers she has extraordinary fighting abilities that could be used to save the friends and family she’s grown to love. Determined to uncover the truth behind her origin, Alita sets out on a journey that will lead her to take on the injustices of this dark, corrupt world, and discover that one young woman can change the world in which she lives.


Maze Runner: The Death Cure - Trailer 2
In the epic finale to the Maze Runner saga, Thomas leads his group of escaped Gladers on their final and most dangerous mission yet. To save their friends, they must break into the legendary Last City, a WCKD-controlled labyrinth that may turn out to be the deadliest maze of all. Anyone who makes it out alive will get answers to the questions the Gladers have been asking since they first arrived in the maze.


Day Of The Dead: Bloodline - Trailer
A reimagining of George A. Romero’s cult classic, DAY OF THE DEAD: BLOODLINE is set in a post-apocalyptic, zombie-filled world where a former med school student is tormented by a dark figure from her past. The only thing is, he’s a half-human, half-zombie hell-bent on destroying her world.


The Greatest Showman - Imagination
Inspired by the imagination of P.T. Barnum, The Greatest Showman is an original musical that celebrates the birth of show business & tells of a visionary who rose from nothing to create a spectacle that became a worldwide sensation.


The Disaster Artist - Clip
A delightful tribute to the joy and madness of making movies, The Disaster Artist follows the outrageous adventures of eccentric filmmaker Tommy Wiseau and his best friend, actor Greg Sestero. These two endearing misfits move to L.A. and try to live the Hollywood dream by making their very own feature film, but end up embarking on a wildly unpredictable and hilariously unforgettable production, leading to one of the most infamous, bizarre, and beloved midnight movies of all time, The Room.


Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom - Trailer
It’s been four years since theme park and luxury resort Jurassic World was destroyed by dinosaurs out of containment. Isla Nublar now sits abandoned by humans while the surviving dinosaurs fend for themselves in the jungles.When the island’s dormant volcano begins roaring to life, Owen (Chris Pratt) and Claire (Bryce Dallas Howard) mount a campaign to rescue the remaining dinosaurs from this extinction-level event. Owen is driven to find Blue, his lead raptor who’s still missing in the wild, and Claire has grown a respect for these creatures she now makes her mission. Arriving on the unstable island as lava begins raining down, their expedition uncovers a conspiracy that could return our entire planet to a perilous order not seen since prehistoric times.


Hollow In The Land - Clip
With her father in jail and her mother having left when she was young, Alison Miller is the matriarch of the family watching over her only sibling Brandon. But on the anniversary of their father’s crimes, their family is pushed to its limits: a dead man has been found in a trailer park and Brandon is missing from the scene of the crime. In a race against time, Alison must find Brandon and unearth the truth before he ends up behind bars or inside a casket. But the harder she looks, the more people turn up dead, and Alison soon becomes a suspect herself. On the brink of losing everything, on the run from the law, and living up to the Miller stigma, she is desperate to reveal the truth, but secrets get buried deep in this town and if she’s not careful, she’ll get buried with them...


7 Days In Entebbe - Trailer
A gripping thriller inspired by the true events of the 1976 hijacking of an Air France flight en route from Tel Aviv to Paris, the film depicts the most daring rescue mission ever attempted


Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom - Behind The Scenes
It’s been four years since theme park and luxury resort Jurassic World was destroyed by dinosaurs out of containment. Isla Nublar now sits abandoned by humans while the surviving dinosaurs fend for themselves in the jungles.When the island’s dormant volcano begins roaring to life, Owen (Chris Pratt) and Claire (Bryce Dallas Howard) mount a campaign to rescue the remaining dinosaurs from this extinction-level event. Owen is driven to find Blue, his lead raptor who’s still missing in the wild, and Claire has grown a respect for these creatures she now makes her mission. Arriving on the unstable island as lava begins raining down, their expedition uncovers a conspiracy that could return our entire planet to a perilous order not seen since prehistoric times.


Beyond Skyline - Trailer
When the population of Los Angeles is vacuumed off the face of the earth, Detective Mark Corley (Frank Grillo) storms his way onto an alien ship to rescue his estranged son. But after crashing the ship in Southeast Asia, he must forge an alliance with a band of survivors to discover the key to saving his son and taking back the planet once and for all.


You Were Never Really Here - Trailer
A traumatized veteran, unafraid of violence, tracks down missing girls for a living. When a job spins out of control, Joe's nightmares overtake him as a conspiracy is uncovered leading to what may be his death trip or his awakening.


Poop Talk - Trailer
Poop Talk is an open and honest look at a taboo topic in today’s society. The docu-comedy gives an inside look at all things poop — from uncensored, embarrassing moments to scientific explanations recounted by 50 experts and comedians including Kumail Nanjiani, Nicole Byer, Adam Carolla, Rob Corddry, Nikki Glaser, Pete Holmes, Eric Stonestreet, Randy and Jason Sklar, Nick Swardson, Dr. Drew Pinsky and many others.


Summer 1993 - Trailer
In Carla Simon’s touching autobiographical film, six-year-old Frida looks on in silence as the last objects from her recently deceased mother’s apartment in Barcelona are placed in boxes. Although her aunt, uncle, and younger cousin Anna welcome her with open arms, it’s only very slowly that Frida begins to get used to her new home in the countryside. Punctuated by moments of youthful exuberance and mature ruminations, this coming of age drama, set amongst summery hues, is an extraordinarily moving snapshot of being a child in an adult world, anchored by flawless performances by its two young stars.


The Strange Ones - Trailer
Mysterious events surround two travelers as they make their way across a remote American landscape. On the surface all seems normal, but what appears to be a simple vacation soon gives way to a dark and complex web of secrets.


Please Stand By - Trailer
A young autistic woman runs away from her caregiver in order to boldly go and deliver her 500-page Star Trek script to a writing competition in Hollywood. On an adventure full of laughter and tears, Wendy, played with exquisite delicacy by Dakota Fanning, follows the guiding spirit of Mr. Spock on her journey into the unknown. "It is there for us to conquer, not to fear." Directed by Ben Lewin (The Sessions) and also starring Academy Award® Nominee Toni Collette, with a special guest-appearance by Patton Oswalt.


Have A Nice Day - Trailer
A hard rain is about to fall on a small town in Southern China. In a desperate attempt to find money to save his fiancée’s failed plastic surgery, Xiao Zhang, a mere driver, steals a bag containing 1 million from his boss. News of the robbery spreads fast within the town and, over the course of one night, everyone starts looking for Xiao Zhang and his money…Liu Jian delivers a whirlwind neo-noir, cementing his place as a pioneering force in independent Chinese animation.


Dim The Fluorescents - Trailer
A struggling actress and an aspiring playwright pour all of their creative energy into the only paying work they can find: role-playing demonstrations for corporate training seminars. When they book the biggest gig of their careers at a hotel conference, they commence work on their most ambitious production to date.


Small Town Crime - Trailer
Ex-cop Mike Kendall (John Hawkes) discovers the body of a young woman and, in an act of self-redemption, becomes hell bent on finding the killer. While his un-couth and quirky detective style helps break open the case, his dogged determination unwittingly puts his sister (Octavia Spencer) and best friend (Anthony Anderson) in danger. Additional cast members include Robert Forster, Clifton Collins, Jr., Michael Vartan, James Lafferty, Daniel Sunjata, Caity Lotz, Jeremy Ratchford, Don Harvey, Stefanie Scott and Dale Dickey.


Acts of Violence - Trailer
Three Midwestern brothers, a crime lord, and an incorruptible cop are on a deadly collision course when the youngest brother’s fiancée is kidnapped by human traffickers. To save her, the MacGregor boys call on their military training - and the strength of family - to fight the most important battle of their lives.


The Greatest Showman - Ep3. Lights, Camera, Action
Inspired by the imagination of P.T. Barnum, The Greatest Showman is an original musical that celebrates the birth of show business & tells of a visionary who rose from nothing to create a spectacle that became a worldwide sensation.


Relix : Latest

Bob Weir Announces First Ever Duo Tour with Phil Lesh
This March, Grateful Dead bandmates Bob Weir and Phil Lesh will team up as a duo for the first time ever. The two legendary musicians will play a series of two-night runs, kicking off March 2–3 at New York's famed Radio City Music Hall. The tour was first announced by Weir this afternoon on SiriusXM's Tales From the Golden Road.Weir and Lesh will also be playing two-night stands at Boston's...


Watch Hot Tuna’s Full Capitol Theatre Show Featuring Steve Kimock
Hot Tuna brought their tour to The Capitol Theatre in Port Chester, NY, last night and played a special show that featured guest guitarist Steve Kimock for much of the night. The performance was streamed in full on YouTube via The Relix Channel.Kimock made his first appearance in the last few songs of the first set, joining the headliners for "Hesitation Blues," "Ode for Billy Dean" and a...


The _Relix_ Holiday Gift Guide: Part Two (Kids Edition)
With the holidays around the corner, we’ve reached out to The Rock and Roll Playhouse to curate a list of gifts for the musical children in your family. Amy Striem, an early childhood and elementary school teacher who founded The RRPH with Relix publisher Peter Shapiro, shares some of her favorite gifts for this holiday season.1) Drum Set for Kids The new series of Family Bowl Trains at...


Watch Phil Lesh Flip Through New Grateful Dead Photobook _Eyes of the World_
A new photobook will chronicle the Grateful Dead's legendary 30-year run from 1965 to Jerry Garcia's death in 1995 as Eyes of the World brings together a unique collection of portraits, live shots and candid  moments from the band's travels. Phil Lesh got his hands on a copy of the book and filmed a short video of him flipping through the different photos, offering some commentary on some of...


Chris Robinson Brotherhood at Brooklyn Bowl Las Vegas (A Gallery)
Chris Robinson Brotherhood brought their tour to the Brooklyn Bowl Las Vegas as their tour makes a West Coast swing. Erik Kabik shared some photos from the show. 


Watch Chris Stapleton Play “Millionaire” on _Jimmy Kimmel Live!_
Chris Stapleton appeared on Jimmy Kimmel Live! to support his latest From A Room: Vol. 2 with a performance of "Millionaire" on the late night show. Actor Chris Pratt was hosting the show as Kimmel once again tends to his newborn son who has had a number of heart issues since his birth, resulting in various medical procedures. Pratt interviewed Stapleton earlier on the show as well with the...


Watch the Allman Brothers Play “Whipping Post” at Lockn’ 2014
The 2014 edition of Lockn' was highlighted by a special appearance from the Allman Brothers Band in what would unfortunately be their lone appearance at the Arrington, VA festival. The group played shortly after the death of Brian Farmer, long time guitar tech to the likes of Warren Haynes, and the band members wore shirts honoring their late friend. Watch "Whipping Post" from that show...


Los Camaroes: Resurrection Los Vol. 1
Los Camaroes’ 1979 album, Resurrection Los Vol. 1, was the last record released by the legendary Cameroonian band who first came together in the late ‘60s. Combining both West African and Congolese influences, the album contains echoes of juju and soukous styles and big, beefy, sliding bass lines. Four-on-the-floor bass drum patterns lock grooves in place. The interplay between the guitar...


Nikki Costa at Highline Ballroom (A Gallery)
Nikki Costa's tour stopped in New York City for a night at the Highline Ballroom where she presented her band that included a four-piece string section along with drummer Eric Kalb. Dino Perrucci shared some photos from the show. 


The 2017 _Relix_ Holiday Gift Guide: Part One
It’s that time of year again, and we’re here to help—from your favorite rail-riding partner to the littlest rager on your shopping list, there’s something for every music lover in our year-end roundup.1) VibesVibes Hi-Fi Earplugs are reusable, virtually invisible earplugs designed for live music. Forget traditional foam earplugs that block and muffle sound. Vibes lower the volume to a...


Dave Grohl, Krist Novoselic and Pat Smear Stage a Nirvana Reunion at Foo Fighters Show
Nirvana bassist Krist Novoselic reunited with his old Nirvana bandmates Dave Grohl and Pat Smear at the Foo Fighters' Eugene, OR show where the band welcomed the bassist for one of the Foos' original tunes "Big Me." "Big Me" appeared on the Foo Fighters' first output as Dave Grohl went into the studio following the death of Kurt Cobain to begin to piece together his next musical chapter. On...


Watch Beck Play the Hit “Up All Night” on _Fallon_
Beck's wonderfully poppy album Colors has been out for a while but the singer-songwriter appeared on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon to perform his massive hit "Up All Night." Beck is done touring for the year but will resume his road schedule in January with a show in Los Angeles and select dates throughout the beginning of the year in New Zealand, England, Australia and Denmark. Watch...


John Mayer’s Medicine Seems to be Working Just Fine
John Mayer is in the hospital recovering from an emergency appendectomy and it appears whatever they gave him for the pain is working just fine. Even better is that Mayer's phone seems to be by his bedside, so expect more tweets like the one below as he recovers from the painful procedure. I’m a warm, pilled-out froggy, whizzing my golf cart around the internet, doffing my wool cap to...


Chris Thile: Thanks for Listening
When Chris Thile took over the coveted gig as host of A Prairie Home Companion in 2016, he knew that replacing Garrison Keillor, the show’s creator and host since 1974, was no small task. Thile, a mandolin maestro and versatile singer, had appeared on the show often since he was in his teens, whether playing with the Punch Brothers, Nickel Creek or on his own. One way Thile vowed to reshape...


John Mayer Releases Statement Following Appendectomy: “This band and these shows mean the world to me”
After statements from various representatives and elsewhere, John Mayer finally resurfaced on Twitter following his emergency appendectomy with a tweet thanking those who wished him well. "Had surgery yesterday and woke up to see some amazingly kind and loving tweets," Mayer said. The guitarist was rushed to the hospital Tuesday morning for an emergency appendectomy that resulted in the...


Memphis Soul in New York City (A Gallery)
A healthy dose of Memphis soul came to New York City in November as Stax recording artists Southern Avenue warmed up Brooklyn Bowl ahead of Dumpstaphunk's annual Phunksgiving celebration. Then, the band did the same for Twiddle at the Capitol Theatre the following night. Elsewhere, Grammy and Tony award winning singer Dee Dee Bridgewater continued through a week-long engagement at The Blue...


Weir, Kreutzmann, Hart and Burbridge All Wish John Mayer Well Following Emergency Surgery
John Mayer was forced off the road and into the hospital early yesterday morning after undergoing an emergency appendectomy. As a result, Dead & Company's fall tour is in jeopardy with the guitarist recovering from surgery ahead of a show tomorrow in Florida that has now been postponed. Following the news of Mayer's procedure, his Dead & Company bandmates took to social media to send their...


Bill Walton Again Tortured Poor Dave Pasch Last Night
We've told you a lot about Bill Walton's travels with his personal punching bag Dave Pasch, who also sometimes doubles as a professional sports broadcaster (and a damn good one at that). Last night, the two were paired together once again to call a wildly entertaining basketball game between Arizona and Texas A&M and Walton was in rare form.Walton did the thing where he takes one sliver of...


Watch Jim James Play My Morning Jacket’s “I’m Amazed” Solo at Lockn’
After headlining an electric, towering set with My Morning Jacket the previous year, Jim James returned to Lockn' for a very special solo set that showcased a variety of cover tunes as well as one classic from Jacket's catalog, "I'm Amazed." The song certainly resonated with James' set, which focused on positivity and various rallying cries like "Young at Heart," "Lean on Me," "Give Peace a...


Dark Star Orchestra Sets Lineup for Dark Star Jubilee
Dark Star Orchestra will once again host their Dark Star Jubilee, slated for May 25-27 at Legend Valley Music Center in Thornville, OH.The seventh annual edition of the band’s festival will once again be headlined by three nights of Dark Star Orchestra as well as appearances from Los Lobos, Hot Tuna, The Infamous Stringdusters, Melvin Seals & DSO (performing a Jerry Garcia Band set), The Nth...