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Interview: Thomas Wynn Opens Up About New Album and Working with Vance Powell

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If Southern Rock and the Blues are your cup of tea, then Thomas Wynn and the Believers are the steaming pot on the stove. The melodic range of this Orlando-based six piece from blues to folk to heavy guitar riffs, backed by flowing keys and a burning harmonica, is everything live music is meant to…

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Interview: Twiddle Frontman Mihali Savoulidis on PLUMP Chapter Two, Tumble Down, and Converting Naysayers

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The jamband scene can be crowded- just do a quick search to see how the genre has grown in recent years. Many talented acts are working overtime to attract fans. The successful ones key in on the live experience in an effort to build their base, playing as many dates as they can handle. It takes…

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Interview: Moon Taxi Talks About Self Producing their New Album, Tentative Dates, and Coachella

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April 6th and 7th were two dates I’ve had triple circled on my calendar for many months. On that first day, Moon Taxi was opening for the Flaming Lips playing an all Rage Against the Machine covers set at Augusta (Masters Thursday). The following night they were playing a small club gig in my hometown of Charleston,…

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Interview: Dangermuffin Talks New Album ‘Heritage,’ Going Quartet, and Influences

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Dangermuffin will be baking a fresh batch of tunes this Saturday night (3/25/17) at the Charleston Pourhouse celebrating the release of their sixth album, Heritage. This is the very same venue they released their first album, Beermuda, back in 2007. I had the chance to catch up with lead singer and acoustic guitarist, Dan Lotti, about…

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Interview: The Nth Power Drummer Nikki Glaspie Talks About Recording their Live Album, Maceo Parker and More

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I have a major soft spot for bands with New Orleans in their background. Anybody that has been to NOLA knows what I mean. The quality of keys, guitars, and especially horns is simply a sound that’s just so damn good and unique to that city. The Nth Power without a doubt fits that criteria.…

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Mighty Mystic talks Grammys, New Album, Racism, and Upcoming Tour with Barrington Levy

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This past September, I attended a show at the Music Farm in Charleston, SC. As what happens at a lot of shows, when you go to see one band, you end up falling in love with another. I rolled up to the show early to interview the headliner, Zach Deputy, backstage. As a result of…

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Interview: TAUK Bassist Charlie Dolan discusses the band’s origin, playing Jam Cruise, and the importance of covers

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I first heard TAUK on Sirius Radio’s Jam On. I am a big fan of heavy instrumental jams and methodically played grooves, and these guys fit that bill nicely. The guys in the band, Matt Jalbert, Charlie Dolan, A.C. Carter, and Isaac Teel- have been together since 2012, though Matt, Charlie, and A.C. have known each other since…

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Interview: Moon Taxi Hangs with Prophets of Rage after Nashville Show and Talks New Years Eve Plans

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When I last caught up with Moon Taxi, they were just about to hit a stretch of some free time that would allow them to attend a Prophets of Rage concert in their hometown of Nashville. For those that don’t know Moon Taxi, their shows almost always contain a cover or two of Rage Against…

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Slightly Stoopid, Moon Taxi, The London Souls and More Share Best & Worst Gig Stories

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Dierks Bentley had one of the most humbling and hilarious tweets earlier this year: i use to play for just the bartender, and she’d walk outside sometimes to make a call. and there would be NO ONE! pic.twitter.com/0GX40UIbhZ — Dierks Bentley (@DierksBentley) May 21, 2016 It’s just so hard to imagine a super star grinding…

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The London Souls Talk New Album and Upcoming Tour with Sturgill Simpson

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One of the annoying parts of being in the cubicle workforce is all the co-workers’ who semi-fake complain about Mondays. This week was a legit exception as a boozy Sunday afternoon day and night watching NFL games left me mentally limping into the office. Ugh. Of course six different people are scheduling morning meetings. That’s why I was thrilled to see my…

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