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STS9 has announced that the Lazy Americanz will be performing each night at the band’s upcoming 2-night stand at the legendary Red Rocks Amphitheater in Morrison, Colorado.  The band will play “In The Round” during STS9′s setbreaks, an honor that Bassnectar, The Glitch Mob, Welder and others have had the opportunity of doing in years past.

Lazy Americanz is a four-man band comprised of Grammy Award-winning production team J.U.S.T.I.C.E. League (Rook Flair, Coli Uncensored, and Kenny Barto) along with guitarist/vocalist/songwriter Tyler Cates. United by their love for live instrumentation, mutual respect for a broad range of genres, and a standard of sound quality that has pushed them to forgo the plug-ins others rely on in favor of old school production methods, the foursome has long been amassing a healthy portfolio of untapped music in preparation for exactly the kind of project that has now been realized as Lazy Americanz. Buy STS9 Tickets Here

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Photo by Steve Kennedy – Circumstances have necessitated that all scheduled tour dates for Bob Weir & RatDog are being cancelled. This applies to all dates on the summer tour starting on Thursday, August 14 in Boston through September 14 in Nashville and also includes the “Sunshine Daydream” event in Jamaica that was set for January of 2015.

Full and complete refunds are available at place of purchase and we have confirmation that some venues have already started to issue automatic refunds.

This news comes directly from the RatDog Tour fansite – the same people who broke the news of Bob Weir’s declining health last year.

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Photo by iWally Photography – Axe The Cables is back!! Jamtronica superstars STS9 just announced that they will be going unplugged each night at Red Rocks this coming September 5th & 6th in Morrison, Colorado. 2014 marks the bands 12th year in a row at the legendary venue and their 15th headlining performance.

Initially debuted in 2009 at the Gates Opera Hall, Axe The Cables has been performed only a handful of times since, most notably at Re:Generation 2011 & the stunning Axe The Winery show in 2012. Watch pro-shot video below!

Band management has confirmed that 3 full sets will be performed each night during the Red Rocks run.

Alana Rocklin – who recently joined the band after David Murphy’s departure - will be performing STS9 songs in the Axe The Cables fashion for her first time. Knowing her proven upright bass skills, we predict that she will mix up her instruments each night;  it’s a no-brainer call.

We are giving away 2 tickets to the September 5th showWIN TICKETS HERE

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Photo by Tobin Voggesser

Earlier this year Yonder Mountain String Band went on tour without their front-man, Jeff Austin, and now it seems that his departure is for good.

This message was just posted on YMSB’s Facebook page:

 Yonder Mountain String Band is all about family, and through the support of our family of fans, we have been able to play music for you for the past 15 years. We couldn’t be more proud about our successes and experiences performing at the best venues and festivals in the country, and for the most dedicated fans any band could ever wish to have. With this said, YMSB would like to share some news about the future of the band. Collectively, after long, heartfelt discussions, we’ve all decided to move forth with a newly formed line-up due to varying career goals and creative pursuits. As of today, all future YMSB shows will be performed with Adam Aijala (guitar, vocals), Ben Kaufmann (bass, vocals), and David Johnston (banjo, vocals). We will welcome exciting special guests throughout the rest of the year and we look forward to a new permanent line-up in 2015. YMSB fully supports Jeff Austin and his emerging solo career.

Yonder Mountain String Band will perform all scheduled dates throughout 2014 with the new line up and special guests. Jeff Austin will be announcing more dates for his solo endeavors in the coming months. The band wants the fans to know that this decision did not come easily, and we’ll certainly keep all of our fans up to date with the new Yonder band-member line-up information.

We greatly look forward to seeing everyone out on the road this Summer and Fall!

With Gratitude & Respect,
Ben, Jeff, Dave & Adam ”

Yonder Mountain String Band’s roots run clear back to 1997 when Dave Johnston and Jeff Austin started playing together while attending Harvard University in Cambridge, MA. Keep up to date with story developments at the band’s website.

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With a very simple late night post on Facebook, STS9 has confirmed that they will be playing at Morrison, Colorado’s famed Red Rocks Park and Amphitheater this coming September.

At this point no exact dates have been listed and it is unclear if the band will host a multi-night stand at the venue. Last year marked the band’s 10 year anniversary from their first performance at Red Rocks. (see video below)

As more details are released we are sure to be one of the first to keep you updated! What do you think, how many nights will STS9 play at Red Rocks this summer?

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28-year old security guard Erica Mack is in “extremely critical” condition at Miami’s Jackson Memorial hospital after being trampled by unruly gate crashers at Ultra Music Festival last night. A mob broke down a fence and forcibly entered festival grounds causing Mack to be crushed underneath the collapsed fencing.

According to the Miami Herald, the contracted security guard is suffering from severe brain hemorrhaging and a broken leg, in “critical, yet stable” condition.

First responders found Mack on the ground, screaming in pain, with blood flowing from her ears. Her condition worsened en route to the hospital, before stabilizing once she was treated.

The disturbing incident could have been prevented; just hours before Mack was trampled, police inspectors called for reinforcements to the portion of fence she was patrolling. Nothing was done. This particular vicinity was fortified with only chain link fence, when most other areas were reinforced with sturdier, unclimbable fencing.

City leaders are already calling for the end of Miami’s Ultra Music Festival. “I think we should not have Ultra next year here” Miami mayor Tomas Regalado told the Miami Herald today. “This incident should never have happened.” He also noted the festival organizers “acted irresponsibly” by failing to provide sufficient security.

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