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Frank Zappa: “Fifty-Fifty” Before ‘Overnite Sensation’

The glorious Frank Zappa album Overnite Sensation was released in September of 1973, and we were treated to seven amazing new songs. Five of those … Continued

For KING & COUNTRY & Casting Crowns Headline Next Weekend’s Rock the Universe Christian Music Festival

Some of the most iconic names in Christian rock will converge upon Universal Orlando Resort to rejoice, ride, and rock at Florida’s biggest Christian music … Continued

CopE & Future Vintage at Skipper’s Smokehouse, Tampa, 01.11.14

[This review just resurfaced. It was written before I was drafted into MusicFestNews and even before I began Tie Your Shoes Reviews. Feature image above … Continued

Escape From the Living Room Tour: BIG Something

BIG Something open their Escape From the Living Room Tour tonight, January 21, at Salvage Station in Asheville, the first of two night, followed by … Continued

Adele Postpones Las Vegas Residency: “My Show Ain’t Ready”

Fifteen-time Grammy Award-winning British singer Adele has announced that she is postponing her upcoming residency due to COVID-19-related issues with her production team. The sold-out … Continued

Bush, Marshall, Meyer and Meyer: The Short Trip Home Tour

In 1999 classical violinist Joshua Bell joined Newgrass legend Sam Bush and former David Grisman Quintet member Mike Marshall in recording an album of original … Continued

‘Don’t Look Up’: Magnificent Soundtrack

First, let’s be VERY clear. We are NOT talking about the Ariana Grande & Kid Cudi tune or the one by Bon Iver. If you … Continued

Karl Denson’s Tiny Universe Tour Includes Five ‘A Diesel Insane’ Shows

After a brief setback last weekend, Karl Denson’s Tiny Universe are back on the road! They opened Wednesday night, January 19, in Eugene, Oregon. Five … Continued

Future Joy Actually Means JOY RIGHT NOW

Their name is Future Joy, and that’s great, because it promises joy in the future. The minute you see and hear them live, however, they … Continued

Bongzilla: Ripping the Stage After 16 Years with New Music

Words and photographs by Chris Rugowski / Chicken or The Egg Photography With speaker stacks taller than the members of the band, Bongzilla ripped the … Continued

Joe Marcinek Band: Ladies Rule

Hoosier Joe Marcinek returned to his second home of Florida for a four-pack of shows at Dunedin Brewery, each with a distinctly different lineup. Thursday … Continued

When We Were Young Festival Releases Lineup and Reminds Us All That It’s Not a Phase, Mom!

When We Were Young festival has been announced and is making waves. The lineup is taking us all back 20 (Yes, I said 20) years. … Continued

It’s Time for Steeln’ Peaches

The Central Florida collective Steeln’ Peaches are ready to hit the road with eight Florida shows beginning Thursday, January 20, at Wooly Downtown in Gainesville. … Continued

They’re BAAAACK! OG Garage A Trois Does January

OG Garage A Trois return for four shows this month, and you ought to jump at the chance, because, as they correctly note: Mill Valley! … Continued

Dopapod: Live on Stage… and on Twitch Channel!

Dopapod’s fall campaign stretched from October through December with more than two dozen shows around the country. Their winter run begins Thursday, January 20, at … Continued

Time to Get Greasy with Dr. Bacon!

Dr. Bacon is an Appalachian Funk Rock band based in Asheville, North Carolina. Stay greasy, y’all! That’s their story, and they’re stuck with it! If … Continued

Rush Guitarist Alex Lifeson Debuts New Band Envy of None

Alex Lifeson, the co-founding guitarist of Rock and Roll Hall of Fame rock band Rush, has announced that has formed a new band, Envy Of … Continued

No Resolutions Festival — Chapter One: The Bands and Fans Who Were There

No Resolutions Festival, the four-day event in Branford, Florida, just wrapped up early in the morning of January 2nd with a great two-and-a-half-hour set from … Continued

Country’s Josh Gracin Pays a Visit to South Florida Fair

Former American Idol finalist and country music sensation Josh Gracin made a tour stop at the South Florida Fair in West Palm Beach on an … Continued

Keb’ Mo’ Releases New Single “Good To Be (Home Again)”: LISTEN

Five-time Grammy winner and legendary bluesman Keb’ Mo’ is out with new single “Good To Be (Home Again)” ahead of the release of his highly … Continued