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Red, White, & BluegrassDo you think that you will still need some more Americana in your life after July 4th this year? Well, Shelby Ash PresentsThe Mountain Men, and the Great American Music Hall will have you covered. Join The Mountain Men and their friends for a slew of good tunes on July 5th at 8:00 PM.

THE MOUNTAIN MEN (Yosemite)
This all-star stringband revue features members of The Trespassers, The Cowlicks, the String Slingers; Erik Anderson (dobro, vocals), Fritz Baggot (fiddle, vocals), Jared Jesperson (mando, vocals), David Barrow (guitar, vocals), Dan Newitt (guitar, mando, vocals), Todd Ronan (upright bass), and Andy Roberts (banjo, guitar, vocals).

WINDY HILL (Bay Area)
Not your typical bluegrass band; the boys of Windy Hill did not grow up in the deep rolling hills of Virginia, nor grow up listening to the Bill Monroe or the Stanley Brothers on an old fashioned AM radio. However, you couldn’t tell this from listening to this fabulous band – they show sincere enthusiasm for traditional bluegrass music. The young, fresh players take on a 70+ year old musical genre and pull it off like no other. Whenever they play, they bring it! And look and sound the part – as if they are playing a 1940s dance hall.

EMILY BONN & THE VIVANTS (Bay Area)
Largely inspired by the energy of old-time dance tunes, honky-tonk country, western-swing, bluegrass, and Cajun music, The Vivants play their own brand of American roots music – original foot stompin’ tunes about riots, hollers, and hopping train cars. In former incarnations, Emily honed her songs performing in San Francisco with the Whoreshoes. She is joined by stellar players, Jody Richardson on fiddle and vocal harmonies, James Touzel on upright bass, and Isaac Bonnell on piano accordion.

THE CREAK (SF)
Acoustic music rooted in the bluegrass and folk tradition, with hints of blues and punk elements sneaking in to give them a sound both new and old. The Creak’s energetic performances and visible onstage chemistry inspire dancing, singing, and stomping, leaving audiences feeling elated to have
taken part in such fun.

God Bless Americana!

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This was an awesome night since Living Colour played their whole Vivid album from front to back. “Cult Of Personality” was one of my favorite rock songs growing up so I always love seeing it performed, and on this night Living Colour did not disappoint. They play together pretty rarely these days so if you get a chance to see them, do it!!

According to many news sources including the Bay Areas renown SFGate, Furthur will not be playing at Napa, CA’s BottleRock Festival on opening night. No other replacement has been announced at this time. According to Bob Weir‘s website:

“Due to unforeseen circumstances, Furthur regretfully will be unable to appear as scheduled at BottleRock Napa Valley on Thursday, May 9. Grateful Dead & Furthur Co-Founder Bob Weir, is unable to perform in any capacity for the next several weeks. Bob looks forward to resuming his “Weir Here” broadcasts from TRI Studios in mid to late June and performing his Solo acoustic shows June 26-30. Furthur featuring Phil Lesh & Bob Weir look forward to returning to the road as scheduled on July 11 in Brooklyn for their Summer tour, which carries them through early October on the West Coast.”

Hope you feel better soon Bobby. Much love!!

Living Colour starts off their set at The Fillmore in San Francisco, CA with “Preachin’ Blues” on 03/27/13. It was an awesome start to a rockin’ night as the band went on to play their whole “Vivid” album. We knew it was going to be a good night when Will Calhoun broke the skin to his bass drum on this song. Rockin’!!!

A time-lapse video of the Cosmic Love Ball 2013. This amazing event happens every year in February at The Fillmore in San Francisco, CA. Materialized rocks the crowd every year with their energetic synth/keys, bass, and drums. Be sure to check out Materialized and the Cosmic Love Ball next year!!

The track in this video is Materialized’s, “No Inbetween” from their album Space Junk. Enjoy!

Next month you just might be able to get the chance to catch Prince at an intimate venue like the 700-capacity DNA Lounge in San Francisco. The news comes to us via the fansite Drfunkenberry.com in a podcast recorded with Prince’s backing band 3rd Eye Girl. It appears that Prince will stage multi-night stands in seven different cities along the West Coast with an early show and late show scheduled for each night. Ticket information will be announced soon according to the fansite.

Prince’s West Coast tour dates are as follows:

04/15/13 – The Vogue in Vancouver, BC
04/16/13 – The Vogue in Vancouver, BC
04/18/13 – Showbox in Seattle, WA
04/19/13 – Showbox in Seattle, WA
04/23/13 – DNA Lounge in San Francisco, CA
04/24/13 – DNA Lounge in San Francisco, CA
04/26/13 – The Joint in Las Vegas, NV
04/27/13 – The Joint in Las Vegas, NV
04/30/13 – The Marquee in Phoenix, AZ
05/01/13 – The Marquee in Phoenix, AZ
05/03/13 – Hard Rock Hotel in San Diego, CA
05/04/13 – Hard Rock Hotel in San Diego, CA
05/07/13 – The Grove in Anaheim, CA
05/08/13 – The Grove in Anaheim, CA

The Boston, MA based punk band the Dropkick Murphys seem to be on an unrelenting tour schedule these days. They just finished their “Road to St. Patty’s Day” tour, and they are already making plans to go out again later this Spring. Some tickets for tour dates have already gone on sale, but the remainder will be on sale starting March 22 and 23. The tour begins in George, WA at the Sasquatch Music Festival on May 26 before heading across the U.S.

Current tour dates are as follows:

04/04/13 – Rialto Theatre in Tucson, AZ
04/06/13 – The Republik in Honolulu, HI
04/13/13 – Coachella Festival in Indio, CA
04/14/13 – Freeborn Hall in Davis, CA
04/15/13 – The Catalyst in Santa Cruz, CA
04/16/13 – The Warfield in San Francisco, CA
04/17/13 – Club Nokia in Los Angeles, CA
04/20/13 – Coachella Festival in Indio, CA
05/26/13 – Sasquatch Music Festival in George, WA
05/27/13 – Knitting Factory in Boise, ID
05/28/13 – In The Venue in Salt Lake City, UT
05/29/13 – Fillmore in Denver, CO
05/30/13 – Sunshine Theatre in Albuquerque, NM
06/01/13 – Diamond Ballroom in Oklahoma City, OK
06/02/13 – Minglewood Hall in Memphis, TN
06/03/13 – Track 29 in Chattanooga, TN
06/04/13 – The Ritz in Raleigh, NC
06/06/13 – Marathon Music Works in Nashville, TN
06/07/13 – Bogart’s in Cincinnati, OH
06/08/13 – Orion Music Fest in Detroit, MI
06/09/13 – LC Pavilion in Columbus, OH
06/11/13 – Sherman Theater in Stroudsburg, PA
06/12/13 – Paramount Theater in Huntington, NY
06/13/13 – Upstate Concert Hall in Clifton Park, NY
06/14/13 – Amnesia Rockfest in Montebello, QC
06/15/13 – Echo Beach at Molson Candian Amphitheatre in Toronto, ON

Primus began hyping up the 3D-enhanced aspects of their tour plans months ago when the band announced their Fall leg.  Unfortunately, the adventure pretty much stayed East of The Rockies.

The new leg includes markets missed on the Fall journey, but before the band heads for the tour’s first stop at BottleRock Napa Valley in Napa, CA in May, it has three gigs in Mexico City at Auditorio Blackberry March 11-13.  Those shows follow an appearance at the BUKU Music + Art Project in New Orleans March 8.

The new leg is as follows:

05/09/13 – BottleRock Napa Valley in Napa, CA
05/10/13 – Eureka Municipal Auditorium in Eureka, CA
05/12/13 – Revolution Concert House and Event Center in Garden City, ID
05/13/13 – Wilma Theatre in Missoula, MT
05/14/13 – Shrine Auditorium in Billings, MT
05/16/13 – Historic City Auditorium in Colorado Springs, CO
05/17/13 – Santa Fe Community Convention Center in Santa Fe, NM
05/18/13 – Rialto Theatre in Tucson, AZ
05/19/13 – Fox Theater Pomona in Pomona, CA
05/21/13 – Majestic Ventura Theatre in Ventura, CA
05/22/13 – Majestic Fox Theater in Bakersfield, CA
05/24/13 – Arlene Schnitzer Concert Hall in Portland, OR
05/25/13 – Cuthbert Amphitheater in Eugene, OR
05/26/13 – Sasquatch! Music Festival in Quincy, WA
05/28/13 – Northern Alberta Jubilee Auditorium in Edmonton, Alberta
05/29/13 – MacEwan Hall Ballroom in Calgary, Alberta
05/31/13 – Burton Cummings Theatre in Winnipeg, Manitoba
06/01/13 – Myth in Saint Paul, MN
06/02/13 – Riviera Theatre in Chicago, IL
06/06/13 – Mountain Jam Festival in Hunter, NY
06/07/13 – Danforth Music Hall in Toronto, Ontario
06/08/13 – Danforth Music Hall in Toronto, Ontario
06/09/13 – Niagara River Rocks in No. Tonawanda, NY

The festival gigs in Napa, CA; Quincy, WA; and Hunter Mountain, NY are already on sale.  No. Tonawanda is a free show.

Head over to Primusville.com for more information.

Galactic get the crowd moving at the Fillmore in San Francisco on 03/01/13 with “Hey Na Na.”

Check out more Galactic on their website here, http://www.galacticfunk.com/

Band of Horses have announced a full U.S. tour for April and May. In addition to performances at Coachella, New Orleans Jazz Fest, and Shaky Knees Music FestivalBen Bridwell and the band will play Oakland, Las Vegas, Nashville, Raleigh and more.

Current tour dates are as follows:

04/08/13 – Ogden Theatre in Denver, CO
04/09/13 – Boulder Theater in Boulder, CO
04/10/13 – Sunshine Theater in Albuquerque, NM
04/12/13 – Coachella in Indio, CA
04/13/13 – Fox Theater in Oakland, CA
04/15/13 – Golden State Theatre in Monterey, CA
04/16/13 – Senator Theatre in Chico, CA
04/18/13 – Ventura Theatre in Ventura, CA
04/19/13 – Coachella in Indio, CA
04/20/13 – The Cosmopolitan in Las Vegas, NV
04/22/13 – Rialto Theatre in Tucson, AZ
04/24/13 – Stubb’s (Outdoor) in Austin, TX
04/26/13 – New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival in New Orleans, LA
04/27/13 – Ryman Auditorium in Nashville, TN
05/01/13 – Thomas Wolfe Auditorium in Asheville, NC
05/03/13 – Township Auditorium in Columbia, SC
05/04/13 – Shaky Knees Music Festival in Atlanta, GA
05/05/13 – House of Blues in N. Myrtle Beach, SC
05/07/13 – The NorVa in Norfolk, VA
05/08/13 – Ritz Theatre in Raleigh, NC
05/10/13 – The Fillmore in Charlotte, NC
05/11/13 – The Fillmore in Charlotte, NC
05/25/13 – Primavera Sound Festival in Barcelona, ES
06/11/13 – Harpa in Reykjavik, IS
06/13/13 – Bergenhus Fortress in Bergen, NO
06/14/13 – Norwegian Wood Fest in Oslo, NO
06/15/13 – Hultsfred Festival in Hultsfred, SE
06/16/13 – Northside Festivald in Aarhus, DK
06/29/13 – Openair St. Gallen in St. Gallen, SWI
06/30/13 – Herchesfeld-Roeser in Roeser, LU
07/03/13 – Dachau Summer of Music in Munich, GER
07/07/13 – Rock Werchter Festival in Werchter, BEL
07/14/13 – Optimus Alive Festival in Lisbon, POR
08/17/13 – Green Man Festival in Crickhowell, GB