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    Circles Around the Sun (Neil Casal)

    Greensky Bluegrass is doing a free webcast of their show in St. Louis tonight (Friday, 1/18) and I think that Circles Around the Sun's opening set will be part of it. Do it up: http://nugs.tv/free/?showID=21.
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    Greensky Bluegrass

    My pleasure. FYI I think Circles Around the Sun's opening set will be part of the broadcast. Yeehaw!
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    Greensky Bluegrass

    This band is absolutely killing it right now. Their new album If Sorrows Swim (which cracked the Billboard 200 and debuted at #1 on the bluegrass charts) is quite strong, but their live shows are what matters and they are hitting home runs nightly. With Jeff Austin having left Yonder, I feel like GSMFBG is poised to take the title as reigning kings of jamgrass (non-Salmon category).
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    Circles Around the Sun (Neil Casal)

    Just said this in an e-mail, about the shows I saw: Really engaging stuff. And a little more restrained and deliberate than what is often seen with psychedelic bands. I zeroed in on the bass player more than any of the other players, which is unusual for me, but he was great. Creeping all over the fretboard but not in a wanking kind of way, while continually coming back to the main riff to keep everything grounded.
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    Greensky Bluegrass

    This band will just not stop crushing it. I did a three show run last week: Albany, Philly, and NYC. Wicked fun to hang with edger and c-towns in Albany, the venue in Philly (The Met) was brand new and spectacular, and in NYC they sold out their first ever show at The freakin' Beacon. So great. And in a nod to the ghosts of Beacon past, they encored with Midnight Rider. Classy. Obviously I'm a bit of a gushing fan boy over here, but the skill and intensity of this band is still rising. Their songwriting is spot on, and their jams are increasingly adventurous and go deep into unexpected territory. As I've said before, they're a five-headed, twenty-nine-stringed monster with no sign of slowing down. Their new album All For Money drops today (January 18th), and as a special bonus they're doing a free webcast of their show in St. Louis tonight. Get on it: http://nugs.tv/free/?showID=21.
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    Circles Around the Sun (Neil Casal)

    Saw these guys three times last week opening up for Greensky. Great shows, as expected. Funky and playful but just a little bit dark, almost spooky (technical musical term there), and they are all deadly players. They didn't mix up their short setlist at all over the three shows, but that didn't bother me too much as the songs were hardly formulaic. Bottom line: four heady crystals out of five, would recommend (especially for something longer than an opening set).
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    Circles Around the Sun (Neil Casal)

    See you there! I’ll be at the Beacon on Saturday, too.
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    Greensky Bluegrass

    Winter tour starts this week, along with a new album! I’ll be at Albany on Thursday (1/10) and the freakin’ Beacon (!!!) on Saturday. So pumped to see them headlining that room, and Circles Around the Sun are openeing both shows, which should be a nice treat.
  9. I know a few people around these parts were pleasantly surprised with Dave Matthews Band's set at Bluesfest this year. They're playing Montreal this Saturday and tickets on the secondary market are dirt cheap. Like, nine dollar floor seats kind of cheap. Lots to be found on StubHub. I think I may do a down-and-back for the occasion.
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    Jeff Tweedy on Marc Maron's WTF Pod

    I really enjoyed this one, and I’m no Tweedy fan boy by any stretch.
  11. I`ve never seen anything quite like it. There are plenty of tickets still available from the venue (including GA pits), so I`m thinking my buddy was right and that the flood of cheapies on StubHub was an attempt to boost numbers at a undersold show.
  12. I've been following StubHub prices for this show for a few days. That whole time there were literally hundreds of tickets on StubHub, all over the building, most for well under face. I bought a pair of floors for ~$30 all-in, shipped with UPS, which surprised me (the price, the fact they were hard tickets, and the free UPS). I just checked again (it's Thursday night now, the show is Saturday) and almost all of the tickets are gone. There are a few dozen still up, all well above face. There is no way that all of those tickets sold since the last time I checked. Something is off, or at least there's more going on than people trying to unload extras or brokers cutting their losses. I talked to a buddy who knows the industry better than I do, and he suspects that the venue / promoter unloaded a ton onto StubHub for a pittance to try to boost attendance, then pulled them after a few days. That seems like the only logical explanation to me. I just checked again before posting this and now it seems the StubHub website is down. So maybe this is a glitch on their end? Who knows. Anyway...ummm...something something tinfoil hat.
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    Bluesfest 2019

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    This is a thread about Pinball.

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    Bluesfest 2019

    Filed under “Well, let’s just do it and see if anyone will pay for it.” None of these artist announcements excite me, but I like that the buzz is starting so early this year. Bluesfest really is something this city can be proud of, regardless of how you may feel about the lineup in any given year.
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    Dig out those old tie-dyes!

    Reminiscent of the threee-day cover band festival at the Bluesfest site at the end of the summer. Did anyone hear how that went?
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    Fake news.
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    I’d like to be mad but let’s be honest, you just upgraded. Also I’m not sure if I’m going to be there, either.
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    Tedeschi Trucks Band Convoy Arrives at CityFolk

    The TTB convoy - would those be Derek’s trucks? Aloha, Hart
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    CityFolk 2018 rumours

    So who’s doing what? I’ll be there Wednesday night for Steve Earle and TTB(!). Unsure beyond that.
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    Lotta good attitudes in this thread. The band just announced that all Curveball ticket holders will be able to redeem the code on their wristbands for a free webcast of all three nights of Dicks. They'll also be launching an online store to sell the Curveball gear, with proceeds being donated to flood relief and recovery. http://phish.com/news/an-update-for-curveball-ticket-holders/
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    The LEGENDARY 12 Song Album Game!

    12 Songs that have come and gone since this thread went into hiberation (July 3rd, 2011) 1. America! - Bill Callahan  2. Grenade - Bruno Mars 3. Somebody That I Used to Know - Gotye 4. Wrecking Ball - can't recall the artist  5. The Miracle Of Joey Ramone - U2 6. Blurred Lines - Robin Thicke 7. Hotline Bling - Drake
  23. Sweet groovin’ drums and organ duo tomorrow night. Make BradM proud and get on it.
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    Cancelled on account of unsafe drinking water resulting from flooding. What an absolute bummer. My heart goes out to those of you who were looking forward to it, especially those who planned your summer around it. Here’s hoping people can find something else fun to do with the time away from home / work / etc. Still, brutal. Link: http://phish.com/news/curveball-forced-to-cancel/
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    “Tell you what, Jeffrey, if you really want that guitar then you’ll let your mom cut your hair in the kitchen for a year. After that you can take the money we saved on haircuts and wander on down to music store and buy yourself a six string.”