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Widespread Panic: Reap & Sow
Since emerging from the Athens, Ga. club scene in the mid-‘80s, Widespread Panic has grown into one of the most successful—and influential—jambands of all time. During that time, the group has overcome the death of founding guitarist Michael Houser and a sticky split with his replacement George McConnell. Shortly after the group celebrated its 25th anniversary, longtime Panic scribe Aaron Kayce sat down with all six members of the group to discuss their journey from clubs to national amphitheaters, as well as the band’s upcoming hiatus and enduring legacy.
Gillian Welch: Old School Girl in a New School World
Gillian Welch and her musical partner David Rawlings made waves in the ‘90s with the release of Revival, a refreshing blend of classic, American sounds. Though the duo’s follow-up records cemented its reputation as one of the country’s premiere revival acts, Welch has not put out an album under her own name in eight years—until now. Chris Willman chats with the twosome on the eve of the new The Harrow & The Harvest.
Slightly Stoopid: Grass Roots
Without much radio airplay or media attention, San Deigo’s Slightly Stoopid has quietly become one of the summer circuit’s most consistent live draws. The group can sell out amphitheaters across the country, lead package tours and share the stage with everyone from Snoop Dogg to G. Love to Fishbone and Steve Kimock. Emily Zemler hung with the band at its headquarters to discuss both the band’s grassroots evolution and its welcome reputation as a poster child for pot culture.
Wavy Gravy: Still Wavy After All These Years
Wavy Gravy is an undisputed hippie icon—a lifelong activist who has helped shape the country’s political and musical climates through his protests, charitable work and all-star benefit concerts. Longtime Bay Area writer Blair Jackson visited Wavy Gravy at his Berkeley, Calif. Hog Farm Collective compound to see why a counterculture icon is still impacting those around him at age 75.
Plus Emmylou Harris, The Grateful Dead’s Europe ’72 Box Set, Del McCoury, Elbow, Dawes, The Hangout Festival, Booker T, and much more.
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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.
Dame shares a song from her new EP Preventions of Heartbreak.
Golden Bloom stopped by Relix to perform a tune from their latest EP No Day Like Today.
The Chapin Sisters share an tune from their new album A Date With the Everly Brothers.
Minneapolis-based Night Moves share a song from their record, Colored Emotions, live at Relix.
Cloud Cult share a song from their latest album live at Relix.
The Giving Tree Band enjoy a spring day on the Relix rooftop, while performing a classic Grateful Dead tune.
Canadian singer-songwriter Hayden performs a duet with his sister-in-law Lou Canon. The song appears on Us Alone his first record on Broken Social Scene’s Arts & Crafts Productions.
The Milk Carton Kids share the first song from their new album, The Ash & Clay.
Here is the new video from Serbian guitar ace Ana Popovic. “Object Of Obsession” appears on her latest album Can You Stand The Heat.
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- Brendan Bayliss and Jake Cinninger "The Pequod"
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