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TRI StudiosEvery Wednesday night that he can do it Bob Weir will be taking questions live online at TRI Studios in a program he is calling, “Weir Here.” Here’s the drill: TRI goes live with Bob Weir and who ever else decides to show up. Social media maven, Kim Schultz, will field questions live via Twitter to ask Bob and his guest(s). So tweet TRI and Bob Weir your questions live during the event or in advance using the hashtag #weirhere.

This Wednesday, January 23 at 5:30 pm PST, Bob will be joined by Dave Schools, the bassist from Widespread Panic. Ask them some questions and possibly hear some tunes! I have been lucky enough to get some passes and will be there live to hear your questions being answered. I can’t wait! It should be a fun event. Hope to see you all online at TRI Studios Wednesday!


Genre-bending rockers Living Colour will celebrate the 25th anniversary of the release of their seminal album Vivid by embarking on a tour of Europe and North America and performing the album in its entirety at each stop. The tour starts in Europe on March 7th before heading to North America beginning on March 27 in San Francisco. From there, Corey GloverVernon ReidWill Calhoun, and Doug Wimbish will play Los Angeles, Boston, New York and more, ending on April 13 in Toronto. More dates are expected to be announced soon.

The current confirmed tour dates are as follows:

03/07/13 – The Garage in Glasgow, UK
03/10/13 – ECI Cultuurfabriek in Roermond, NL
03/11/13 – Melkweg in Amsterdam, NL
03/13/13 – New Morning in Paris, France
03/15/13 – Z7 in Pratteln, Switzerland
03/17/13 – Komma in Worgl, Austria
03/20/13 – Huxleys Neue Welt in Berlin, Germany
03/27/13 – Fillmore in San Francisco, CA
03/29/13 – Belly Up Tavern in Solana Beach, CA
03/30/13 – El Rey Theatre in Los Angeles, CA
04/04/13 – Keswick Theatre in Glenside, PA
04/05/13 – Paradise Rock Club in Boston, MA
04/06/13 – Irving Plaza in New York, NY
04/11/13 – Park West in Chicago, IL
04/12/13 – The Magic Bag in Ferndale, MI
04/13/13 – The Opera House in Toronto, ON

I am hoping to make it to the San Francisco show at the Fillmore to hear them play this classic album. Hope to see you there to rock out to this awesome tune:

Les Claypool‘s Duo de Twang will play three shows in California towards the end of March beginning with a return to Terrapin Crossroads in San Rafael, CA on March 20, The Troubadour in Los Angeles, CA on March 22, and Pappy and Harriett’s in Pioneertown on March 23. The short tour wraps up at the McDowell Mountain Musicfest in Phoenix, AZ on March 24.

Tickets for these shows can be purchased, here. Be sure to get your tickets early as these intimate shows promise to sell out in advance.

The North Mississippi Allstars have announced that they will hit the road for a three-week tour in February. Their trek includes the first West Coast dates in nearly a year, along with dates in Omaha, Kansas City, Tulsa and more. Lightnin’ Malcolm will substitute for Chris Chew on bass since Chris is still recovering after being hospitalized for a serious medical condition earlier this Summer. Click here for tickets to these shows.

The current North Mississippi Allstars tour dates are as follows:

01/30/13 – Brewsky’s in Hattiesburg, MS
01/31/13 – Varsity Theatre in Baton Rouge, LA
02/01/13 – Last Concert Cafe in Houston, TX
02/02/13 – The Parish in Austin, TX
02/05/13 – Rhythm Room in Phoenix, AZ
02/06/13 – Belly Up Tavern in Solana Beach, CA
02/07/13 – The Grammy Museum in Los Angeles, CA
02/08/13 – The Independent in San Francisco, CA
02/09/13 – The Independent in San Francisco, CA
02/11/13 – WOW Hall in Eugene, OR
02/12/13 – Doug Fir in Portland, OR
02/13/13 – Tractor Tavern in Seattle, WA
02/14/13 – Knitting Factory Concert House in Spokane, WA
02/15/13 – UC Ballroom in Missoula, MT
02/16/13 – The Filling Station in Bozeman, MT
02/19/13 – Bourbon Theatre in Lincoln, NE
02/20/13 – The Waiting Room Lounge in Omaha, NE
02/21/13 – Knuckleheads Saloon in Kansas City, MO
02/22/13 – Cain’s Ballroom in Tulsa, OK
02/23/13 – Revolution Music Room in Little Rock, AR

Sweetwater Music HallFurthur have announced plans to play four shows at Sweetwater Music Hall in Mill Valley, CA on Wednesday January 16 through Saturday January 19. General and VIP Tickets are on sale now. VIP tickets include early access to the performance venue, a full dinner with appetizers, entrees and dessert, one hour of free beer & wine in the Music Hall, and a “Further at Sweetwater” Poster signed by Bob Weir. Click here for more information.

Current Furthur tour dates are as follows:

01/16/13 – Sweetwater Music Hall in Mill Valley, CA
01/17/13 – Sweetwater Music Hall in Mill Valley, CA
01/18/13 – Sweetwater Music Hall in Mill Valley, CA
01/19/13 – Sweetwater Music Hall in Mill Valley, CA
02/21/13 – Ogden Theatre in Denver, CO
02/22/13 – 1stBank Center in Broomfield, CO
02/23/13 – 1stBank Center in Broomfield, CO
02/24/13 – 1stBank Center in Broomfield, CO

Terrapin Crossroads

Terrapin Crossroads announced their first rambles of 2013, scheduled for January 24 through January 26. After God Street Wine opens each date, the members of the band will join Phil LeshJohn Kadlecik, and Jeff Chimenti for a special set of Rambles. Tickets for these dates are going for $65, and can be purchased now online and at the Terrapin Crossroads Box Office.

Slightly Stoopid has laid out their winter tour featuring Karl Denson on most dates beginning in early January. The tour begins in Albuquerque, N.M. Jan. 9. After playing Flagstaff and Tucson, the tour heads towards the Pacific Ocean with gigs ranging as far north as Vancouver, British Columbia, and down south as far as Santa Cruz, CA.

The current plan is as follows:

01/09/13 – Sunshine Theatre in Albuquerque, NM
01/10/13 – The Orpheum Theater in Flagstaff, AZ
01/11/13 – Rialto Theatre in Tucson, AZ
01/16/13 – The Catalyst in Santa Cruz, CA
01/17/13 – Ace Of Spades in Sacramento, CA
01/18/13 – Senator Theatre in Chico, CA
01/19/13 – McDonald Theatre in Eugene, OR
01/20/13 – McMenamins Crystal Ballroom in Portland, OR
01/23/13 – Commodore Ballroom in Vancouver, British Columbia
01/24/13 – Knitting Factory Concert House in Spokane, WA
01/25/13 – Midtown Rink in Bend, OR
01/26/13 – Mateel Community Center in Redway, CA
01/27/13 – McNears Mystic Theatre in Petaluma, CA

The band also tops the lineup for the California Roots Music & Arts Festival scheduled May 24-26 at the Monterey County Fairgrounds in Monterey, CA. Also on the bill are The Dirty HeadsTomorrow’s Bad SeedsDon CarlosBallyhoo!Natural VibrationsFortunate Youth, and more. Click here for more information.

Hipnic VThe Mother Hips will return to Fernwood Resort in Big Sur for the 5th annual Family Hipnic on May 10-12, 2013. A limited number of Hipnic V Pre-Sale 3 day camping passes are available for purchase here for $215.00. There is no line up listed yet, but last year’s lineup featured hosts The Mother Hips, along with The Skinny SingersBrokedown In BakersfieldNicki Bluhm & The GramblersThe Soft White SixtiesNeal CasalSarah Lee Guthrie & Johnny Irion, and more. Sounds like good times!

STS9 will hit the road in 2013 to support the release of their new album, due out next February. Tickets for these dates will be available exclusively through the STS9 Fan Club and go on sale this Saturday December 15 at 10am local time. See all dates below, along with a video announcement for the tour and album.

STS9 tour dates are as follows:

02/21/13 – Crystal Ballroom in Portland, OR
02/22/13 – Showbox in Seattle, WA
02/23/13 – McDonald Theatre in Eugene, OR
02/24/13 – Eureka Theater in Eureka, CA
02/27/13 – Senator Theater in Chico, CA
02/28/13 – Montbleu Resort in Stateline, NV
03/01/13 – Fox Theatre in Oakland, CA
03/02/13 – The Palladium in Los Angeles, CA
03/07/13 – Cain’s Ballroom in Tulsa, OK
03/08/13 – House of Blues in Dallas, TX
03/09/13 – BUKU Festival in New Orleans, LA
03/12/13 – Liberty Hall in Lawrence, KS
03/13/13 – Liberty Hall in Lawrence, KS
03/14/13 – The Pageant in St. Louis, MO
03/15/13 – Riverside Theater in Milwaukee, WI
03/16/13 – Congress Theater in Chicago, IL
03/17/13 – House of Blues in Chicago, IL
03/20/13 – Music Farm in Charleston, SC
03/21/13 – Georgia Theater in Athens, GA
03/22/13 – Georgia Theater in Athens, GA
03/23/13 – The Orange Peel in Asheville, NC
03/24/13 – The Orange Peel in Asheville, NC

Particle will return to one of San Francisco’s premier after hours venues, the Mezzanine, on Saturday, 12/29 for a special late night set spanning from midnight to 4am. Particle’s psychedelic, funktronic rock will be matched with live video projections, lasers, and a full light show in the multimedia venue. Mezzanine is located just off 6th St., between Market and Mission, and is just a short walk from Bill Graham Civic Auditorium.

Keyboardist Steve Molitz shared the following:

“With so many great bands playing early shows in San Francisco over the holiday weekend (Further at Bill Graham Civic, Karl D/Robert Randolph at The Regency, Trombone Shorty at The Fillmore, etc.), we wanted to create a unique and immersive atmosphere for people who want keep the late night dance party rolling…”

Tickets are only $15, and Particle’s most recent show at Mezzanine sold out in advance, so be sure to get your tickets early here.