On The Verge
Dale Earnhardt Jr. Jr.
Uncle John’s Kids
To answer the most popular question that people ask them: yes, Dale Earnhardt Jr. Jr. is named after a prominent NASCAR racer, and yes, the real Dale Earnhardt Jr. is a fan of the band. (The Grateful Dead is less obvious influence on the chillwave-roots act). “The first show I went to was a Grateful Dead show,” says band multi-instrumentalist Joshua Epstein, whose Deadhead parents exposed him to Jerry Garcia’s music at a young age. “We used to sing four-part harmonies as a family to ‘Uncle John’s Band.’ At a point, I resented it because it was my parents’ music but then I realized, ‘Hey, this is pretty good.’” After spending a number of years working on his own projects in Detroit, Epstein reached out to fellow area musician Daniel Zott to compliment him on his solo album. Zott and Epstein agreed to record together and knocked out five songs in a few days. Their folk-oriented, electro-colored pop songs and humorously honest lyrics quickly attracted national attention. The duo returned to their basement studio to cut their full-length debut, It’s a Corporate World, which they released earlier this year. At first, the duo envisioned Dale Earnhardt Jr. Jr. as a side project, but then, a friend gave Epstein some blunt advice: “I don’t want to hurt your feelings, but I like this more than your other band.”
The Howlin’ Brothers take to the Relix rooftop and share a song they wrote with Warren Haynes.
Beth Hart shares the opening track from her latest album, Bang Bang Boom Boom, live at Relix.
Jamie Lidell sets up in the Relix boiler room and delivers a tune from his 2005 album Multiply
Duane Trucks is happy to announce his new project, King Lincoln. Watch them perform “Coffee” live and acoustic at Relix’s Online-Video Coordinator’s loft in Williamsburg.
Here’s another song from Crystal Bowersox’s new record All That For This, live at Relix.
WYATT share a song in the famed Relix boiler room.
Goodnight, Texas share a song from their latest studio album, A Long Life of Living, live at Relix.
Warren Haynes performs a solo, acoustic version of “Railroad Boy” and explains how he adapted the traditional Celtic song for Gov’t Mule, backstage at the Hangout Music Festival.
Australia’s Alpine recently made their NYC debut at the Relix office with this song from their new album A is for Alpine.
In honor of Umphrey’s McGee’s return to Summer Camp this weekend, we present the group’s Brendan Bayliss and Jake Cinninger performing this version of “The Pequod” from UM’s Anchor Drops.
- God Street Wine with Warren Haynes "Sweet Little Angel" (Live 1996)
- The Howlin’ Brothers "Big Time"
- Primus in Toronto
- Twice "The Joker" on Saturday at Bonnaroo (Gov’t Mule and Jack Johnson)
- The National’s Grateful Dead Tribute Album Dead Hot In Motion
- Daft Punk: Random Access Memories
- Visions of Bonnaroo Thursday (ALO, Jack Johnson, Polyphonic Spree, Allen Stone…)
- Deer Tick Share "The Rock"
- Interlocken Confirms Daily Lineups, Tedeschi Trucks Band, Punch Brothers, Keller & The Keels and More Added
- Mumford and Sons Cancel Bonnaroo Show, Summer Tour
- Ed Helms: Bonnaroo, Banjos and a Bit of Phish
- Robert Hunter Will Return to the Stage for Eight Shows
- Warren Haynes to Play Jerry Garcia’s Wolf on Symphony Tour
- Tedeschi Trucks Band Share New Song
- Jack Is Back: Jack Johnson Talks Bonnaroo, ALO and New Album
- Patty Griffin in Boston
- Doctor’s Orders: So what should we call the Super Ball IX Newspaper?
- John Kadlecik Posts Statement on Bob Weir’s Collapse
- "I Wanne Be In moe.": The Latest Volunteers
- Bob Weir Escorted Off Stage During Furthur Show
- Vote for Your Favorite "I Wanne Be In moe." Contestant
- Furthur Cancels BottleRock Show as Bob Weir Is Out Of Commision
- Doctor’s Orders: What’s Your Favorite Furthur Song? (Win Copy of Relix Signed by Phil and Bobby)
- On The Verge Poll