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Live for Live Streams Wednesday & Thursday

Great thanks to the folks at Live for Live Music for helping us all get over Hump Day (and Thursday, too)! Beginning at 4 p.m. … Continued

Row Jomah: New Single “Devil’s Fair” and Quarantstream#4: Live at Dunedin Brewery!

Clearwater’s favorite sons Row Jomah today released the single “Devil’s Fair,” a song popular in the band’s rotation for some time. It simultaneously highlights the … Continued

Brothers of Brass: The Synergy of a Magical Confluence of Elements

If you’re searching for a magical confluence, consider this: Southern brass music, New Orleans second line feel, Denver home, hip hop sensibilities, Color Red Records, … Continued

Another Titan Gone: Jimmy Cobb

If all he had done was play drums on the iconic Kind of Blue sessions with Miles Davis, John Coltrane, Cannonball Adderly, Wynton Kelly, Bill … Continued

The Legacy of Rev. Funky D: A Celebration of Life Through Music

There are events of many sorts that have been postponed or cancelled due to the COVID-19 pandemic. For the music community in the Tampa Bay … Continued

Rebel Rock 2020 – Lineup Release

Article by Evan Hoitink 2020 has not been kind to concert-goers and music festival fans. In these unprecedented times, we have seen shows, tours, and … Continued

The Tree of Forgiveness Nightclub is Virtually Amazing

By: Barry Brandow Over the past few months, most of us have seen live music events canceled or postponed, leaving a huge void in many … Continued

Saint Stephen > Not Fade Away > Saint Stephen: A Dance with the Divine

Correspondent Dan Farkas is an extremely knowledgeable fan of numerous musical genres, but his love of the music of The Grateful Dead is unsurpassed. Today … Continued

Opening the Floodgates: Dick’s Picks Volume Three: Pembroke Pines 05.22.77

Today mark’s the 43rd anniversary of the Grateful Dead show at The Sportatorium in Pembroke Pines (Hollywood), Florida. This show was issued as Dick’s Pick’s … Continued

Third Photograph of Robert Johnson Revealed for New Book Cover

Until now, the music public has depended upon two iconic photographs of legendary bluesman Robert Johnson: the one with the pinstripe suit and the one … Continued

Prepare Yourself for the “Iron Fist”: New Music from DJ Williams’ Shots Fired

First of all, his name is DJ Williams. No doubt he can also deejay, but that’s not what DJ Williams is mainly about. He is … Continued

Uniting the World Through Positivity, One Earth Live Announces Virtual Festival

In these uncertain times filled with what seems like more strife than togetherness, One Earth Live comes along with a two-day global conscious lifestyle festival … Continued

Toots & the Maytals, Particle, & Inner Circle in St. Petersburg 03.11.05

[Another review from back in Facebook days and a really bizarre night.] Jannus Landing (now Jannus Live) in St. Petersburg has a tight time policy. … Continued

Josh Hoyer & Soul Colossal: “Hustler” and More from Color Red

The continuously flowing fountain of music from Color Red Studios and Records in CO has just released the third single from Josh Hoyer & Soul … Continued

The Legendary JCs and The Mike Dillon Band Rock Skipper’s 05.09.14

[Another Facebook review that preceded Tie Your Shoes Reviews and MusicFestNews.] Sometimes, when you plan to write a review of a show, the words just … Continued

The Temptations’ Masterpieces

The world was changing in the late 1960s, changing right along with the world. Encouraged by the psychedelic sounds of Jimi Hendrix, soul and R&B … Continued

Reunions: Jason Isbell’s Ghosts

I’ll be the first to admit it right here; I’m not a dispassionate Jason Isbell reviewer. I first saw him at a festival at Spirit … Continued

Rodrigo y Gabriela at Ruth Eckerd Hall 10.09.14

[Here is another review from Tie Your Shoes Reviews prior to joining MusicFestNews.] Setlists? We ain’t got no setlists! We don’t need no setlists! See, … Continued

OBJ 10.5 Starts Today. Here’s How to Watch.

The livestream OBJ 10.5 begins this afternoon (Wednesday, May 13) at 4:20 EDT. The general plan is to follow the Orange Blossom Jamboree schedule from … Continued

Is Bob Dylan “The False Prophet”?

Did George Harrison “borrow” from The Shirelles? Did “Ghostbusters” sound a lot like “I Want a New Drug”? Did Michael Jackson just happen to “invent” … Continued