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The Meters: Funk Pioneers
The Meters are the pioneers of modern funk and arguably one of the most influential bands of all time. The New Orleans staples—who rose to fame in the ‘60s and ‘70s—have shaped the direction of hip-hop, jam and indie, and have also shared the stage with legends like Paul McCartney and The Rolling Stones. Yet, The Meters are still relatively unknown to many music fans. After reuniting for an appearance at this year’s Bonnaroo with Dr. John, The Meters are finally back together—for now—and retell their story to noted New Orleans music critic John Swenson.
Medeski Martin & Wood: Yes, No & Maybe
Medeski Martin & Wood successfully bridged the gap between downtown jazz, modern jamband, alt-rock and avant-garde. For decades, the trio has charted their own path to emerge as one of the only modern instrumental groups to fill large theaters across the country. In celebration of MMW’s 20th anniversary, Tad Hendrickson retraces the group’s footsteps through an extensive oral history. Longtime friends such as John Scofield, Trey Anastasio, Luther Dickinson, Steve Bernstein and Marc Ribot also discuss their rich history with these sonic experimentalists.
Derek Trucks & Susan Tedeschi: Bound for Glory
After leading separate and equally successful careers, the husband and wife team of Derek Trucks and Susan Tedeschi put their respective projects aside to tour together in 2010. Branding themselves the Tedeschi Trucks Band, the couple assembled a dream band and recorded the neo-soul/blues/gospel classic, Revelator. Holly Gleason goes backstage with Trucks and Tedeschi to discuss their decision to risk their livelihood for a more family-based musical affair.
Pretty Lights: Making the Walls of the City Quake
In a few short years, Pretty Lights (aka Derek Vincent Smith) has gone from playing STS9 aftershows to selling out amphitheaters like Red Rocks by utilizing the grassroots tools popularized by classic jambands. He’s more of an improviser than a DJ and is part of a small pack of electronic musicians who have made their names playing rock venues instead of dance clubs. Writer Benjy Eisen also speaks to former Pretty Lights drummer Adam Deitch about his recent departure from the
Plus: Foster the People, The Felice Brothers, Umphrey’s McGee, Tea Leaf Green, Jeff Bridges, Summer Festival Recap, Gomez and much more.
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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.
Ron Sexsmith visits the Relix office to perform a tune from his latest record Forever Endeavor.
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