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Enter here for chance to win a Jam Cruise 9 poster signed by all of the artists

jcposterheader.jpgWith January in the books, the 11 month countdown to Jam Cruise 10 has begun.  2011 is now well underway and Honest Tune’s extensive Jam Cruise coverage is complete. Therefore, it is now time for our most anticipated contest in many moons; our thank you gift to our readers: a chance to win a signed Jam Cruise 9 poster.

It is not everyday that a festival as special as Jam Cruise happens and it is for this reason that we have chosen this very special contest to celebrate the memory of the boat and offer you, our fellow live music enthusiast, one very awesome addition to your wall. We hope that you will seize this opportunity to potentially Facebook and survey your way to a very unique piece of jam memorabilia.


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JJ Grey & Mofro announce tour and New Year’s run

JJ Grey & Mofro have announced a 30+ date 2 ½ month long tour that includes a three night New Year’s residence at Jacksonville, Florida’s Freebird Live.  See below for tour information or visit

New Earth Music Hall Athens, GA 11/16/10
Jefferson Theater Charlottesville, VA 11/17/10
The State Theatre Falls Church, VA 11/18/10
Mr. Small’s Theatre Pittsburgh, PA11/19/10
World Cafe Live Philadelphia, PA 11/20/10
Port City Music Hall Portland, ME1 1/23/10
Paradise Rock Club Boston, MA 11/24/10
Brooklyn Bowl Brooklyn, NY 11/26/10
Brooklyn Bowl Brooklyn, NY 11/27/10
Pearl Street Nightclub Northampton, MA 11/28/10
The Intersection Grand Rapids, MI 11/30/10
The Ark Ann Arbor, MI 12/01/10
Vogue Nightclub Indianapolis, IN 12/02/10
Knuckleheads Saloon Kansas City, MO 12/03/10
George’s Majestic Fayetteville, AR 12/04/10

New Year’s Run

Freebird Live Jacksonville Beach, FL 12/30/10-1/1/11

Culture Room Fort Lauderdale, FL1/14/11
Skipper’s Smokehouse Tampa, FL 1/15/11
Skipper’s Smokehouse Tampa, FL 1/16/11
Lincoln Theatre Raleigh, NC 1/19/11
Visulite Theatre Charlotte, NC 1/20/11
The Music Farm Charleston, SC 1/21/11
Variety Playhouse Atlanta, GA 1/22/11
Varsity Theatre Baton Rouge, LA 1/25/11
House of Blues Houston, TX 1/27/11
La Zona Rosa Austin, TX 1/28/11
Granada Theater Dallas, TX 1/29/11
The Handlebar Greenville, SC 2/03/11
Lyric Theatre Oxford, MS 2/04/11
The Pageant St. Louis, MO 2/05/11

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LCD Soundsystem to release new album on 11/9

lcd12-2.jpgOn November 9, James Murphy and LCD Soundsystem will release a "John Peel session style" album for digital download entitled The London Sessions. The album will be a nine song album that was recorded "live in the studio." The tracklisting was released on November 4th and revealed that the album will feature renditions of  fan favorites that have been taken from all of LCD Soundsystem’s  albums including: "All My Friends," "Daft Punk is Playing at My House," "Us v. Them," and "Drunk Girls." The album was recorded in a daylong session at London’s Pool/Miloco studios on June 29th.  Murphy then took the material and mixed it at his DFA studio in NYC before mastering it with Bob Weston in Chicago. The London Sessions will be available exclusively through iTunes until December 6. The full track list is below.

1) Us V Them
2) All I Want
3) Drunk Girls
4) Get Innocuous
5) Daft Punk Is Playing at My House
6) All My Friends
7) Pow Pow
8) I Can Change
9) Yr City’s a Sucker offers free Grateful Dead download a day and more

bobweir.jpg is on a mission to make a miracle every day. As a token of their appreciation for making 2010 an epic year, they’re giving away a high-quality 320Kbps download every day this November. That’s 30 days of Dead! Intrigued? They’re also going to put your knowledge to the test and give you the chance to win some great music from the Dead.
You know your Ables from your Bakers from your C’s, but can your finely tuned ears differentiate the cosmic "comeback" tour from a spacey 70’s show? Each day we’ll post a free download from one of the Dead’s coveted shows. Will it be from that magical night at Madison Square Garden in ’93 or from way back when they were just starting to warm it up at Winterland? Is that Pigpen’s harmonica we hear? Brent on keys? Step right up and try your hand.

Each day, the first person to guess the venue & date correctly will get a Road Trips of their choice. If you’re not first but you’ve answered correctly, you will also be automatically entered for a weekly prize of THE WARNER BROTHERS STUDIO ALBUMS VINYL BOX (EXCLUSIVE EDITION) or a FORMERLY THE WARLOCKS boxed set.

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Enter here for your chance to win EOTO Tickets

P1010492-copy.jpgMichael Travis and Jason Hann of EOTO seemingly never leave the road. With forty dates on their current tour plus their Hulaween residence at Hampton Coliseum with their other band, The String Cheese Incident, their aggressive schedule is tough to match. One thing is clear about this duo – they garner a sense of joy through the creation of completely improvised live music. Over their short tenure, EOTO has amassed a devoted fan base who flock to see them at each and every stop to relax in trance, shake in dance, and to just see which direction the music will take next. Currently on tour, these fine young lads are making another statement:  they want to see you, the Honest Tune readers at their shows to the point that they are willing to give two very lucky readers a chance to win a pair of tickets to any show on the tour of their choosing. But first, you must do a few very simple things to qualify.

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Dancing Globally: Highlights from Festival International

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The 23rd annual Festival International de Louisiane was billed as 500 artists from 15 countries on six stages. You can throw in "along with lots of fried goodness" to that tag line, and you would have an idea of what happens in Lafayette, La., for five days during April.

Festival International began in 1986 as a visual and performing arts festival celebrating the French cultural heritage of southern Louisiana – primarily a combination of French, African, Caribbean and Hispanic influences. The largest outdoor, free Francophone event in the U.S., the festival places special emphasis on highlighting the connections between Acadiana and the Francophone world.

This year, Louisiana native Marc Broussard was the headliner for Thursday night. Though many rumors swirled as to the identity of his "surprise guest," it ended up being not Dave Matthews, but his father, Louisiana Hall of Fame guitarist Ted Broussard, plus female vocalists from Chic Gamine of Manitoba, Canada and Lafayette native Roddie Romero.

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Festival International de Louisiane Preview

Follow Honest Tune as we Tweet from Festival International de Louisiane.

festival_logo.jpg Festival International de Louisiane is truly a community event drawing together approximately 1,500 volunteers from all segments of the community to work together to celebrate both our diversity and the common human experience that binds us together. Through the arts presented and the joint efforts to produce it, the festival contributes to the spirit of community that is so unique to the Acadiana region.

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Clapton, Winwood Announce 14 City US Tour

After a stunning collaboration at the Chicago Crossroads Guitar Festival in July of 2007 and much speculation, Steve Winwood and Eric Clapton announced three eagerly anticipated concerts at New York‘s Madison Square Garden. Those shows featured the artists performing a set list of Blind Faith classics as well as solo hits from each artist. Many acclaimed the shows as historic and some of the best Clapton Winwood work of their illustrious careers (to see Honest Tune’s review, go to ).  The three nights at Madison Square Garden were such a success that the Clapton and Winwood have announced an exclusive 14 city U.S. tour beginning June 10, 2009.


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