Pitchfork – Record Store Day 2020 Postponed Due to Coronavirus Concerns

Record Store Day 2020 has been postponed as health concerns rise in the wake of the global coronavirus pandemic. Originally scheduled to take place on April 18, the global music event will now take place at participating record stores on Saturday June 20. “RSD acknowledges the need to be good citizens of both the local and worldwide communities while still giving our participating stores around the world the best chance to have a profitable, successful Record Store Day,” organizers said in a statement. As cases of coronavirus continue to be diagnosed, countries are moving to quell any further outbreaks of the disease. This week, New York, for example, banned all gatherings over 500 people, with venues such as Carnegie Hall canceling all programmingRead more »


Santana and Earth, Wind & Fire will hit the road together for the Miraculous Supernatural 2020 tour this summer. Santana’s set is a continuation of last year’s trek, which honored the milestone anniversaries of both his Grammy-sweeping 1999 album Supernatural and his career-defining performance at Woodstock. The new run begins June 19 at the North Island Credit Union Amphitheatre in Chula Vista, Calif., and ends Aug. 29 at the MIDFLORIDA Credit Union Amphitheatre at the FL State Fairgrounds in Tampa. “It is a great joy and honor to co-share music with the magnificent elements of Earth, Wind & Fire. We look forward to delight, joy and ecstasy!” Carlos Santana said. “I feel like a 20-year-old onstage playing with my band, and they deliver incredible energy on every song. When we hit the stage,Read more »

Billboard – Dylan, Drugs and Rock ‘N’ Roll: Five Revelations From ‘Once Were Brothers: Robbie Robertson and The Band’

They dubbed themselves The Band as an ironic inside joke, a nod to their status in the music industry as the anonymous guys who spent years backing up Bob Dylan. The name was also “unpretentious, un-juvenile and un-cute,” per singer/guitarist and de facto leader Robbie Robertson. And yet The Band’s deep legacy is unmistakable. With their smooth blend of rock, folk, bluegrass and R&B, the group defined the Americana roots-rock sound of the late 1960s — never mind that four-fifths of the members were Canadian and only drummer Levon Helm was born in the States.   Their story gets laid bare in the fascinating Once Were Brothers: Robbie Robertson and the Band. Using interviews and rare video footage, the documentary (which was the opening nightRead more »

Rolling Stone – Grateful Dead Prep ‘June 1976’ Boxset, Drop Live ‘Friend of the Devil’

15-CD collection traces the band’s return to the road The Grateful Dead announced a massive box set titled June 1976 on Thursday. They’ve also shared a nine-minute version of “Friend of the Devil,” recorded live at New York’s Beacon Theatre. Produced by Dead archivist David Lemieux, the 15-CD set contains complete performances from June 1976: Boston Music Hall (June 10th and 11th), the Beacon Theatre (June 14th and 15th) and an evening at New Jersey’s Capitol Theatre (June 19th). Author Jesse Jarnow wrote the liner notes. June of 1976 marks a pivotal time in Dead history — the band returned to the road after a break in touring, in 1974. The Dead transitioned from arenas to theaters, recording crisp, intimate shows. “Gone was theRead more »


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