Tonight’s concert picks: Spirit Family Reunion at Johnny Brenda’s, Just Blaze at Soundgarden Hall, Man Man at Union Transfer and more

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Self-proclaimed “open-door gospel” and Americana band Spirit Family Reunion will bring their strings and spirit to Johnny Brenda’s tonight. Although the Brooklyn-born band rejects the label of “blue-grass”, the heavy fiddle and banjo presence makes for some good ol’ boot stompin’ dancin’ music. Tickets for the show are available here.

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Just Announced: The Black Crowes and Tedeschi Trucks Band will play The Mann Center this August

blackcrowes Southern rockers The Black Crowes will take over The Mann with Tedeschi Trucks Band on August 11th.  Tickets go on sale on Friday, April 12th at 10 AM. The Black Crowes are back with their fourth live album, Wiser for the Time,that includes 26 songs – 15 acoustic and 11 electric – from their 2010 Fall tour. Tedeschi Trucks band, meanwhile, have been going strong since 2010 when husband and wife team Derek Trucks and Susan Tedeschi teamed up for their joint record Revelator and subsequent 2012 follow-up Everybody’s Talkin’. Below, watch Tedeschi Trucks Band perform “Everybody’s Talkin'” and The Black Crowes doing “Hard to Handle.”

Go here for tickets and more information about the show.


The Peach Music Festival brings The Allman Brothers Band, Grace Potter and more to Scranton (at the Toyota Pavilion on 8/15 to 8/18)

imageNow in its second year, Scranton’s Peach Music Festival is coming back to the Toyota Pavilion at Montage Mountain on August 15th to August 18th.  Presenters and headliners The Allman Brothers Band return for two nights, accompanied by Rat Dog, The Black Crowes, Grace Potter & The Nocturnals, Rusted Root and more.  Following last year’s much-loved “Wake Up With Warren” solo set, this year festival-goers will be greeted by “Brunch With Bobby” on the Sunday morning, featuring an acoustic set by Bob Weir.  Head over to the Peach Music Festival website here to view the full line-up (more acts will be announced soon).  Presale tickets will be available tomorrow at 10am, with general tickets going on sale this Friday, February 22nd.  More information can be found here.  Below, watch Gregg Allman perform “Midnight Rider” with Zac Brown Band at last year’s inaugural festival.


The Black Crowes announce concert at the Electric Factory on Friday, April 12th

Get ready to shake your money maker ‘cos Southern blues rock demi-gods The Black Crowes have announced a show at the Electric Factory this spring. Tickets for the April 12th concert go on sale January 11th at 10:13 AM, which you can access from our concert calendar here. The band’s chaotic run has turned out nine different studio albums and legendary tours with acts like Robert Plant, Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers and Aerosmith, building their reputation as “The Most Rock’n’Roll Rock’n’Roll Band in the World.” Below, check out the Crowes’ video for “Remedy” from 1992’s The Southern Harmony and Musical Companion.