Author: Justin Ward

Animal Collective has been forced to cancel the remainder of their tour due to two members of the band testing positive for COVID, specifically, Dave Portnoy (Avey Tare) and Josh Dibb (Deakin). The message posted on the band’s socials said both of them are pretty sick and can’t play shows right now. Dang. Sending major healing vibes their way. pic.twitter.com/1AZGjgSluo — Animal Collective (@anmlcollective) May 26, 2022 I was half-relieved when the San Francisco show was cancelled because we’ve been promised a reschedule, but then the band had to cancel more shows and just pulled the plug on the rest…

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JamBase is back in the event production game with the announcement today that they’re producing a new thing called As Summer Into Autumn Slips, a three-day music event from October 7-9, 2022 at Soundcheck Studios in Pembroke, Mass. Each night will feature music from 7pm to Midnight and it’ll be buoyed by the guys in The Slip as headliners and the main talents to watch. They’ll be joined by Marco Benevento, William Tyler, WOLF! ft. Scott Metzger, and Club d’Elf. With Benevento on hand, the first night will feature a headlining slot by Surprise Me Mr. Davis and a return…

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Phish is set to begin their “Spring” tour this weekend with a run at The Wharf Amphitheater in Orange Beach, Alabama, and we were hoping we’d see a full webcast announcement to kick off the busy summer the band has booked behind it. We got the good news at the end of last week! The band will indeed be webcasting from the Memorial Day run as well as the five shows that will immediately follow. LivePhish.com will webcast all 8 shows from Phish’s Spring Tour beginning on May 27th with a 3-night run in Orange Beach, 2 nights in Charleston…

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Phish is gearing up for their Spring Tour which kicks off this weekend in Alabama, and they’ll be webcasting from the run and the subsequent five shows as well! Couch tour, anyone?! Just as I thought to myself, “I wonder if we’ll get a new LiveBait this week…” after I posted that news, the band’s streaming platform LivePhish dropped the news that there’s a whole new volume ready for us all to enjoy. LiveBait Vol. 19. Available Now! 17 tracks to get you ready for Phish’s Spring + Summer 2022 Tours! Absolutely free. Now streaming via the LivePhish App +…

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Goldenvoice has landed a big new expansion into the San Francisco music scene with the announcement of the Portola Music Festival set to arrive at Pier 80 this upcoming September 24-25, 2022. And this lineup is a HUGE one for a first-year fest! Headlining the festival will be Flume, Kaytranada, Jamie xx, The Chemical Brothers, and James Blake. They’ll be joined by Lane 8, Four Tet + Floating Points, Toro Y Moi, Jungle, Caribou, Arca, Fatboy Slim, Chanel Tres and much much more. Encompassing the outsider perspective that unites many cultures throughout San Francisco, Portola Music Festival brings together new,…

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Animal Collective at Desert Daze 2019 © BUT I WAS THERE Animal Collective has announced a new set of tour dates to follow their stint on the road that is happening right now and released their first remix from their latest album, Time Skiffs. First things first, go ahead and press play on this dubby run through of “Cherokee” by Dennis Bovell and keep reading. By the end you’ll wish there was another 7:46 of what you just heard, so go ahead and press play again. I dug this one a lot. Cherokee (Dennis Bovell Remix) by Animal Collective Second,…

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Gorillaz have just announced they’ll be taking their animated band on the road for a North American Tour starting this September, their first full run in the states since 2018. The group will also be headlining at the Life Is Beautiful festival in Las Vegas, NV and … beginning September 11 in Vancouver, BC and wrapping up on October 23 in Miami, FL. Gorillaz is currently bringing its spontaneous globe-trekking carnival to stages from South America to Europe, on its current 2022 World Tour. The Fall 2022 dates comprise its only currently planned visit to North America. Support from Vancouver…

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Last night Kurt Vile rolled into San Francisco to kick off a two-night run at the legendary Fillmore venue right in the heart of the city. And I excitedly strolled into the venue for the first time in many years ready to feel the magic of this shared space once again, always a nostalgic visit for me. The Fillmore was the first venue I ever caught a show at in San Francisco, and ever since I’ve always had a particularly strong connection to it. So the first visit in a post-pandemic live music world certainly delivered an emotional punch for…

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Riot Fest just announced their 2022 lineup! Returning to Chicago’s Douglass Park the weekend of September 16-18, 2022, this year’s festival will feature My Chemical Romance, Alkaline Trio, The Original Misfits (doing Walk Among Us), Nine Inch Nails, Yeah Yeah Yeahs, Ice Cube, Sleater-Kinney and much much more. Scroll down to see the full lineup and head here for tickets. RIOT FEST 2022 LINEUP FRIDAY SEPTEMBER 16 My Chemical RomanceAlkaline TrioPortugal. The ManBleachersDescendentsRocket from the CryptThe Wonder YearsPlaceboJeff RosenstockAnberlinLess Than JakeLagwagonLucky Boys ConfusionFoxy ShazamBoston ManorSincere EngineerPale WavesCloud NothingsLS DunescarolesdaughterDestroy BoysAViVABob VylanHoly FawnAlgiersWargasm (UK)CliffdiverSitting On Stacy SATURDAY SEPTEMBER 17 The Original…

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