Escúchala La Ciudad: On The Scene At The Inaugural Blue Note Jazz Festival Napa Valley [B.Getz on L4LM]

Hosted from Friday, July 29th through Sunday the 31st at the Charles Krug Winery in St. Helena, CA, the inaugural Blue Note Jazz Festival Napa Valley was nothing short of a groundbreaking event.

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Resilient Against The Machine: Rising Appalachia Returns To Berkeley [B.Getz on L4LM]

Embarking on their first extended West Coast run in a few years, Rising Appalachia returned to the UC Theatre in Berkeley, CA for a thrilling concert on Thursday, July 28th. Absence makes the heart grow fonder, and the masses turned out in droves to gratefully receive Leah Song and Chloe Smith along with the tremendous trio behind them.

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Bump City: Lettuce Unifies Tower Of Power And The Colorado Symphony At Red Rocks [B.Getz on L4LM]

On a glorious midsummer evening in Morrison, Colorado, future-funk-hop collective Lettuce and pioneering East Bay funk/soul icons Tower of Power took over the palatial Red Rocks Amphitheatre, both bands augmented by the 60-piece Colorado Symphony Orchestra. ‘

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Cheers To 30 Years! High Sierra Music Festival Returns From Hiatus To Celebrate Milestone 2022 Event [B.Getz on L4LM]

After the pandemic forced a two-year hiatus, pioneering NorCal gathering High Sierra Music Festival returned to the Plumas County Fairgrounds in Quincy, CA on Independence Day weekend. Fans were thrilled to congregate for the long-awaited 30th anniversary celebration, albeit a couple years removed, and the ever-colorful musical smorgasbord did not disappoint.

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Black Throated Wind: Boots On The Ground At Sonic Bloom 2022 [B.Getz on L4LM]

One of the longest running independent music festivals of its kind, Sonic Bloom 2022 hosted numerous potent performances from a smattering of musicians, producers, DJs, VJs, painters, poets, dancers, and educators throughout an ever-chaotic but ultimately rewarding weekend.

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LETT The World Know: Lettuce Drops 8th Studio Album, ‘Unify’ [B.Getz on L4LM]

Psychedelic funk-hop pioneers Lettuce hoo-ride back into town with their eighth full-length LP, the appropriately-titled Unify.

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San Francisco Show & Tell: Steely Dan Serenades The Bay With Snarky Puppy [B.Getz on L4LM]

Steely Dan unveiled a brief but brilliant set that showcased more of the well-known pop-rock stylings than the expert ménage of jazz, funk, and R&B that helped inform their work in the ‘70s and early ‘80s.

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Cruisin’ To The Fox: Durand Jones & The Indications In Oakland [B.Getz on L4LM]

On a high-profile Saturday night in the Bay, Durand Jones & the Indications demonstrated why they have steadily risen to a sensation, riding glistening waves of soul-fueled grooves that rained down on throngs of people who soaked it all in—and sang it back in unison.

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