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We find ourselves once again with Michigander Tony DeNardo or as he’s increasingly-known these days – with the DUDE! While still being a full-time member of Detroit power blues trio, The Muggs, DeNardo found the time (and his inner Dude) to put out his first solo album, entitled Kid Gloves

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You’ll be linking up with your buddies, Spanish rockers Eldorado, who have shared the stage with The Muggs both in Spain and in the United States. What will it be like to start your tour off November 11th in Madrid sharing the bill with ElDorado? Tony: It’s gonna be like a family

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We push play on Kid Gloves and find ourselves listening to a simple bass groove that works great with a tapping drum beat. It’s simple, yet ultra-melodic when coupled with a surge of beachy guitar riffs. Soon, we find ourselves pleasantly smiling as the organ, echoey-psychedelic distorted vocals, and slide

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We find ourselves once again with Michigander Tony DeNardo or as he’s increasingly-known these days – with the DUDE! While still being a full-time member of Detroit power blues trio, The Muggs, DeNardo found the time (and his inner Dude) to put out his first solo album, entitled Kid Gloves

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After compiling all the songs clocking in at exactly at the magical number of 4:20 on our various playlists, we came up with a whopping 50 songs and over 210 minutes of random goodness to sort through. Of course, these songs fit our style, so they trend towards our personal taste

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Today, back in 1962, the one, the only Mr. Izzy Stradlin was born! As the guitarist of one of our favorite bands of all time, Guns N’ Roses, Izzy found himself in Los Angeles with Indiana high school mate Axl Rose and a meshed up group of wild musicians – Slash,

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Sadly, on this day in 2002, Alice in Chains frontman Layne Staley was supposed to have passed away. As the lead singer, and lyricist for many songs, of perhaps my favorite band of all time, I figured I’d go through the archives and make my list of top Layne Staley songs.

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It seems as though bands, beers, and alcohol always have and always will be linked together. Books, interviews, and the songs themselves constantly focus on this area of musicians’ lives. It might be the case even more so now that several bands have come out with their own brands of

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WillieNelsonTrigger
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After compiling all the songs clocking in at exactly at the magical number of 4:20 on our various playlists, we came up with a whopping 50 songs and over 210 minutes of random goodness to sort through. Of course, these songs fit our style, so they trend towards our personal taste

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Today, back in 1962, the one, the only Mr. Izzy Stradlin was born! As the guitarist of one of our favorite bands of all time, Guns N’ Roses, Izzy found himself in Los Angeles with Indiana high school mate Axl Rose and a meshed up group of wild musicians – Slash,

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It seems as though bands, beers, and alcohol always have and always will be linked together. Books, interviews, and the songs themselves constantly focus on this area of musicians’ lives. It might be the case even more so now that several bands have come out with their own brands of

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We read the other day that Lana Del Rey was starting work on a new album, which would be her fifth overall and the follow up to 2015’s Honeymoon. That got us thinking…. had us reminiscing… about Lana’s monumental rise to fame in 2011. After publishing music videos to songs

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Is it too early to start the AXL/DC moniker or #AXLDC hashtags? Rumors are running rampant that Axl Rose has been named the new AC/DC frontman – at least temporarily when they play rescheduled U.S. gigs later this year. The last ten North American shows on AC/DC’s 2016 Rock or Bust

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Today, March 29th, 2016, we extend a very happy birthday to the New York-turned-Los Angeles rocker, Perry Farrell! Born in Queens today back in 1959, the Long Island/Miami-raised Farrell followed his passion for music and surfing out to Los Angeles upon graduation from high school and hasn’t looked back since.

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DudeDetroitBandProfile3
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We find ourselves once again with Michigander Tony DeNardo or as he’s increasingly-known these days – with the DUDE! While still being a full-time member of Detroit power blues trio, The Muggs, DeNardo found the time (and his inner Dude) to put out his first solo album, entitled Kid Gloves

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You’ll be linking up with your buddies, Spanish rockers Eldorado, who have shared the stage with The Muggs both in Spain and in the United States. What will it be like to start your tour off November 11th in Madrid sharing the bill with ElDorado? Tony: It’s gonna be like a family

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We push play on Kid Gloves and find ourselves listening to a simple bass groove that works great with a tapping drum beat. It’s simple, yet ultra-melodic when coupled with a surge of beachy guitar riffs. Soon, we find ourselves pleasantly smiling as the organ, echoey-psychedelic distorted vocals, and slide

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We find ourselves once again with Michigander Tony DeNardo or as he’s increasingly-known these days – with the DUDE! While still being a full-time member of Detroit power blues trio, The Muggs, DeNardo found the time (and his inner Dude) to put out his first solo album, entitled Kid Gloves

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Today, March 29th, 2016, we extend a very happy birthday to the New York-turned-Los Angeles rocker, Perry Farrell! Born in Queens today back in 1959, the Long Island/Miami-raised Farrell followed his passion for music and surfing out to Los Angeles upon graduation from high school and hasn’t looked back since.

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March 14, known across America as Pi Day. Math teachers across the country take advantage of the U.S. calendar system of month-day-year and make sure to celebrate the constant, irrational, transcendental number key to geometry and trigonometry. Pies are brought into class, hoping to bring joy to a subject many

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Furthur photographed at The Bill Graham Civic Auditorium in San Francisco, CA December 29, 2012©Jay Blakesberg
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March 15th. On a day like today back in 1940, a bouncing bearded bassist Phil Lesh was born! In honor of the legendary bassist’s 76th birthday, we at 5gig.com though we’d revisit The Grateful Dead‘s catalogue – specifically the songs Phil Lesh wrote, or was instrumental in composing. Quite a

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As has been the case since 2012, the Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival will once again take place over two separate weekends in 2016. This coming April will see some of the world’s biggest bands, solo artists, and DJs/producers toe the stage at the Empire Polo Club in California’s

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Music’s heavy hitters are getting together throughout the months of August and September to deliver their diverse sounds to fans and followers. The celebration is called Riot Fest 2015, and it promises to deliver with some very hard and heavy hitting names from the punk, hard, and alternative rock varieties.

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We thought we had our top festival line-ups of 2015 set (with Alabama Shore’s Hangout Festival, Atlanta’s Shaky Knees Festival, and George, Washington’s The Sasquatch! Festival), but Austin City Limits just dropped it’s 2015 line-up and it’s a killer! Expanding to two weekends in 2013, ACL now generally operates with the

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DAngelo2015
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When debut album, Brown Sugar, hit the air in 1995, D’Angelo solidified his place in the 90s r&b/neo soul scene. Hits “Brown Sugar,” “Cruisin,” “Lady,” and more propelled the album to platinum status while maintaining it on the charts for over a year. After taking a break from the spotlight,

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Another Year, Another Amazing Osheaga Lineup. It’s becoming as simple as that. Growing in size and popularity over the years, since it’s 2006 inception, Osheaga has grown from a mid-level two-day festival to a powerhouse weekend extravaganza. Since Osheaga expanded from two to three day in 2011, headliners have included

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