The Upful LIFE Podcast- Ep.050: JAY BLAKESBERG (rock photographer/ filmmaker / GD-culture anthropologist)

Jay is best known for his iconic work shooting (and following) the Grateful Dead since the late 1970’s, and has continued to chronicle the various offshoots and band developments thru the years. He’s also a Bay Area institution, a world-renowned photographer /filmmaker/historian all over rock music, stretching out far beyond the ever-sprawling GD diaspora where he first made his bones.

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Get The Latest On lespecial With Bassist Luke Bemand on the Southeastern Leg of Their RepeaTOUR

lespecial have had a helluva year, in spite of a pandemic that ground touring to a halt for a seemingly endless time. These boys are adept at making lemonade, and recent performances have shown audiences just how badly they missed raging the stage.

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Last Dance: Full Audio Of Star-Studded Final Wetlands Show On 9/10/01 Surfaces 20 Years Later [B.Getz on L4LM]

In the wee hours of September 11th, 2001 legendary NYC jam hub Wetlands Preserve hosted a monumental superjam featuring DJ Logic’s Project Logic ably assisted by the likes of Mike Gordon, Stanley Jordan, and Warren Haynes. This special session was part of a celebrated closing week at the iconic club, which was shutting down in just a few nights.

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Family Affair: NorCal Hip-Hop Crew Ultimate Fantastic Drops Sophomore Stunner ‘Gadzooks’ [B.Getz on L4LM]

Ultimate Fantastic is not yet a household name, but they should be, and in short order. Boasting a colossal brand of electro bass-infused rap tunes, the idiosyncratic NorCal hip-hop collective defies genre, sets fire to preconceived notions, breaks rules, and blends soundscapes with an intoxicating spirit—a mojo that sets them light years apart from many contemporaries.

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The Upful LIFE Podcast – Ep.049: MOVIE CLUB (psych-rock duo) / SHINEHEAD (reggae legend) / RIP Michael K. Williams

A fresh look towards the future & blast from the past with this pair of insightful conversations. Welcome Venice Beach-based psych-rock duo MOVIE CLUB, and world-renowned reggae/dancehall/hip-hop/soul legend SHINEHEAD to *The Upful LIFE Podcast* Episode 049. 

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The Upful LIFE Podcast Ep.048: SCOTTY B (JamBase/YEMblog) & JASON ABRAMS (Rock n’ Wrestling Connection) TALKIN THE PHISH FROM VT: Summer Tour 2021

For Episode 048, we flip the script a lil’ bit. Finally, a podcast about The PHlSH from VT! Instead of one long form interview, for this two-hour hoo-ride I invited a pair of venerable Phishtorians to the show for twin conversations and complimentary commentary, as we discuss the band’s impressive, triumphant return to the stage in summer 2021.

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Gone Gone Beyond ‘2030’: A Conversation With The Human Experience, David Block [B.Getz on L4LM]

Block’s international future-folk quartet Gone Gone Beyond recently released its stunning third full-length LP, 2030, to rave reviews from rabid fans and a chorus of critical acclaim.

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The Upful LIFE Podcast Ep.047: THE HUMAN EXPERIENCE- David Block (Gone Gone Beyond)

Welcome THE HUMAN EXPERIENCE- DAVID BLOCK (solo electronic producer + Gone Gone Beyond) to Episode 047! A dancefloor General, prince of the piano, soundtrack to the squish, or conductor around the campfire, David wears myriad musical and intellectual hats.

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