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January 19, 2015

Today’s Music News: Grateful Dead to reunite for ‘last shows,’ with Trey Anastasio of Phish

The four surviving members of the Grateful Dead have announced that they will reunite for three 50th anniversary shows this July, at Chicago’s Soldier Field—the venue where the band played their last show with Jerry Garcia before he died in 1995. Standing in for Garcia at the reunion shows will be Trey Anastasio of Phish, perhaps the most successful jam […]

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Dan Wilson, Caroline Smith, and Jeremy Messersmith turn on the charm at the Bryant-Lake Bowl

When it comes to intimate performance spaces, it doesn’t get much more in-your-face than the tiny confines of the Bryant-Lake Bowl’s 82-person capacity theater. On Sunday night, seeing the established and revered singer-songwriters Dan Wilson, Caroline Smith, and Jeremy Messersmith pour their hearts out from just feet away felt not just rare but dangerously special, like a […]

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Prince and 3RDEYEGIRL go to “MARZ” in new video

After a busy 2014 that saw the release of two new studio albums, 2015 so far has seen Prince staying busy and in the public eye. He wowed the Golden Globes audience with a surprise appearance to present the award for Best Original Song, and now he’s released a video for “MARZ,” a song from […]

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