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Virtual BIG What? and Another Episode of Escape from the Living Room: BIG Something

If you’re like us at MusicFestNews, you’d sure rather be at Shakori Hills this weekend doing WHAT stuff with BIG Something, but apparently somebody named … Continued

Dance to New Freekbass Single “Runaway” with Sammi Garett

Freekbass has been a force of nature for a long time, but he really upped the ante when he joined forces last year with Eddie … Continued

Down a Rabbit Hole with insaneintherain

Actually, that title is misleading. When we talk about a rabbit hole, we usually talk about a hole big enough for a rabbit… and your … Continued

‘Revolver’: The Album That Turned Us Over Under Sideways Down

August 5, 1966. The Beatles released Revolver. There was absolutely no way to prepare for what was about to unfold — and continues to unfold … Continued

Second Single from Upcoming Lotus Album Out: “Bjorn Gets a Haircut”

Last month, we were happy to announce that Lotus, who formed in 2001, will mark their 20th year with their tenth studio recording Free Swim, … Continued

What’s the Deal with The New Deal? BIG Deal! Lots of New Music

The New Deal from Toronto had been off the grid for six years when they resurfaced in 2016 with Mercury Switch. There was another, hiatus, … Continued

The Jeff Beck Group: ‘Rough and Ready’

At this point, we must be on Jeff Beck 10.0 or 11.0 or something like that. We can easily delineate Jeff Beck 1.0 with The … Continued

moe.’s Cover of “West LA Fadeaway” is Sublime

This outstanding track, part of moe.’s set from #LiveFromBigBlue, launches with Rob Derhak’s incredibly fat and funky bass, which is relentless through the entire song. … Continued

Electric Beethoven: The Ludwig Color Red Sessions

Take four A-list musicians, let them work as a unit, and unify them with the name Electric Beethoven. That’s what superb bass player Reed Mathis … Continued

Virtual Musikfest Stream Underway, Runs through August 9

Musikfest, the nation’s largest free-admission music festival, typically attracts one million people from 40-plus states to the city of Bethlehem, Pennsylvania. Of course, COVID-19 had … Continued

Disco Dead: Five Times The Disco Biscuits Honored the Dead

During The Days Between, it seems like a good time to look back at a few shows where The Disco Biscuits paid tribute to The … Continued

Neil Young Reminds Us That We Are “Lookin’ For a Leader”

Once again, Neil Young has dialed in directly to the heart of the matter with this wonderful new song “Lookin’ For a Leader;” just ol’ … Continued

Marvelous Funkshun Featuring Eric Gales at Charleston Pour House

Kudos to Charleston Pour House for working to schedule shows responsibly during all of this madness. Tonight (Sunday, August 2), Marvelous Funkshun will play two … Continued

The Rolling Stones: Got Live If You Want It, 1989 Vintage

The Rolling Stones had been off the road for seven years before their massive North America Steel Wheels Tour, which began in August 1989. The … Continued

Lucinda Williams: NPR Tiny (Home) Desk Concert

We’ve become quite accustomed to working from home when we cannot get to the office. That’s precisely what Lucinda Williams did when she was supposed … Continued

Lovely New Song and Video for “My Future” by Billie Eilish

Billie Eilish has offered up a really stylish and introspective new song titled “My Future” with a great video attached. Her lyrics tell the story … Continued

The New Mastersounds: “Less is More”… and More

This new collaboration between The New Mastersounds and vocalist Lamar Williams Jr. has already reaped enormous benefits with no end in sight. In addition to … Continued

Lehigh Valley Song Project Unites Musical Artists

The newly minted Lehigh Valley Song Project, an initiative bringing together musical artists from across the Lehigh Valley, just premiered a collaboratively-created video performance at … Continued

The First Black Sabbath Album: Heavy Metal Explained

There it was, sitting with a bunch of other new records in the record library at WLVR, the student-run rock station at Lehigh University. I … Continued

Time-Travel with Proud and Nasty on “Organ Licker”

Want to time-travel back 50-some years, if only for two minutes and 47 seconds? Slip into Proud and Nasty’s new funk track “Organ Licker” on … Continued