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July – August
The Avett Brothers: Of Music and Men
When we caught up with The Avett Brothers this past May in Canada, Scott and Seth Avett were cagey about the details of their forthcoming album for Rick Rubin’s American Recordings. They both admitted doing so was different for them—foreign even. But with the breakout success of their previous record, I and Love and You, Rubin recently parting ways with Columbia and (as of press time) American not having found another label to partner with, too much was at stake. Still, the brothers offered a candid take on their lives, newfound fame and why they still have a deep affection for their home of Concord, N.C.
Gregg Allman: Honest Reflections
As he freely admits, Gregg Allman has lived a beautiful life. But it has also been plagued with tragedy, including the murder of his father, the death of his older brother Duane, the untimely passing of three Allman Brothers Band bassists, years of drug and alcohol addiction and six broken marriages. Allman freely discusses all of this and more in his first memoir My Cross to Bear, which came out this past spring. Relix is proud to present an exclusive excerpt from Allman’s new book that discusses the Brothers’ debut album, the band’s often strained relationship with former guitarist Dickey Betts and how Warren Haynes encouraged him to solo more in recent years. We spoke with Allman to discuss the process behind his most revealing work in years.
Tenacious D: The D Also Rises
Despite their last record’s lackluster reception, the musically inclined comedic duo Tenacious D has returned—triumphantly, they might add—with Rize of the Fenix. Like any rock band with something to prove, Tenacious D’s recent failures have only made them stronger, hungrier and, as luck would have it, funnier. After a few years of sporadic appearances, The D will also take their show back on the road for a series high-profile, lowbrow shows that will surely blur the lines between theater and fiction. Jeff Miller sat down with Tenacious D’s Jack Black and Kyle Glass —as well as fictional alter egos—to discuss their dramatic return, creative process and whatever else was on their minds.
The Faces: Had Me a Real Good Time
For many, they are remembered as the band that produced Rod Stewart, Rolling Stones guitarist Ronnie Wood, onetime Who drummer Kenney Jones and others, but in their heyday, The Faces created unparalleled R&B-powered pub rock. Though they’ve reunited periodically in various configurations throughout the years, The Faces are finally getting the recognition that they deserve this year, thanks to a new, expansive retrospective book and a long-overdue Rock and Roll Hall of Fame nod. But not even their recent induction could reunite the original remaining Faces: Stewart cancelled his performance at the last minute after coming down with the flu. Veteran rock journalist Alan Light recently spent time with Wood and Jones, revisiting their storied career and looking ahead to The Faces’ possible future.
Plus: Robert Randolph, Norah Jones, Bill Payne, The Lumineers, Jennifer Hartswick, Delta Spirit, Conspirator, Richard Wright (aka Nancy) 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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- Grace Potter & The Nocturnals "The Lion The Beast The Beat" (Official Video)
- The Allman Brothers Band Before Gregg?
- The M & Ms: Medeski, Mali, Mercurio, Moore at (Le) Poisson Rouge (A Gallery)
- Brendan Bayliss and Jake Cinninger "The Pequod"
- Trey Anastasio with the National Symphony Orchestra at the Kennedy Center
- More Visions of the Hangout Music Festival 2013 (A Gallery)
- A Blowout for the So So Glos
- Interlocken Festival to Feature Neil Young, Furthur, String Cheese Incident, Black Crowes, Zac Brown and More
- Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers "Friend of The Devil" at the Beacon
- The Salvation of Page McConnell (Relix Revisited)
- Interlocken Adds Widespread Panic and John Fogerty, Furthur to Play Workingman’s Dead
- Warren Haynes and Joe Bonamassa "If Heartaches Were Nickels"
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- Trey Anastasio Band at The Hangout (Video Stream)
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