Category: Q & A

Joe Russo on The Divided Mind

Joe Russo on The Divided Mind
With a penchant for all things deep-cut, drummer Joe Russo is full of surprises. His musical improv is like an onomatopoeia of the way he lives his life; daring, busy, often collaborative and with a cadence of passionate intensity. His assertive delivery complements his readiness to protect the things he loves, set to destroy anything standing in... Read more »

Dean Ween Interview: Mickey Melchiondo Talks New Album Rock2, His Studio & Dean Ween Group Tour

Dean Ween Interview: Mickey Melchiondo Talks New Album Rock2, His Studio & Dean Ween Group Tour
Rock2: Dean Ween Group’s New Album Due Out March 16 You know that saying, “Don’t take life too seriously, you won’t get out alive?” That perfectly sums up the headspace of this conversation with Mickey Melchiondo, aka Dean Ween, aka Deaner. With Rock2 coming out soon on March 16, the light-hearted Rock God has gathered the members of Dean... Read more »

LOCKN' 2016: Phil & Friends details, Chatting with Pete Shapiro, Garcia's Forest and More!

LOCKN' 2016: Phil & Friends details, Chatting with Pete Shapiro, Garcia's Forest and More!
Nothing is really more spiritual than the first time listening through Terrapin, and that’s just how the gooball melts.   I gotta say though, I felt that same hopeful way  when I found out about the Grateful Dead reunion shows last year with Trey, and hands-down am even more excited about this upcoming LOCKN‘.  The... Read more »
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Marco Benevento on Phish, Dreaming about The Duo & His New Album Laden with Vocals

Marco Benevento on Phish, Dreaming about The Duo & His New Album Laden with Vocals
It’s no secret that Marco Benevento has superior taste.  Over the years his sound has developed from a heavy, dark, and pulsating offering of eccentricity, into an elongated space, balanced with more sonic love, light, and wisdom.  Just as we all grow up and evolve in our feelings and life-living, it’s evident to me his... Read more »

Marco Benevento on Sharing New Tunes, Opening the Vocal door, & Bees, Goats and Chickens

Marco Benevento on Sharing New Tunes, Opening the Vocal door, & Bees, Goats and Chickens
If you know about Marco Benevento’s amazing work up til now, you know that he has been almost entirely instrumental.  He is a master of his craft with a background in jazz, funk, jam, rock, and all things behemoth in sound.  But, now, he has come to a turning point inviting us listeners into a... Read more »

If Tauk was a Team on NBA Jams, They'd be on Fire! : A Pre-Show Q & A and a few words about 10/4 at The Abbey

If Tauk was a Team on NBA Jams, They'd be on Fire! : A Pre-Show Q & A and a few words about 10/4 at The Abbey
Sometimes things just work out how they’re supposed to.  When Tauk, 4-piece instrumental rock/jam fusion outfit, found out they were double-booked with Banda Chilacachapa, a very lively, mariachi-esque group in large numbers, at the Abbey Pub October 4, there was some concern about the size of the Green Room,  and the stage itself.  How could they fit there and would... Read more »
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