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Pearl Jam cancels North Carolina concerts over new LGBT law

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Two rock bands have become the latest to cancel concerts in North Carolina because of the state’s new law on LGBT rights. In a statement issued Monday on the band’s website, Pearl Jam called the law “a despicable piece of legislation that encourages discrimination against an entire group of American citizens.” The statement says the band has communicated with local groups and will give them money to oppose the law. Pearl Jam was scheduled to perform April 20 at PNC…

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Celebrating the anniversary of the greatest ‘live’ moment of Dave Matthews Band

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123 shows.  That’s the number of Dave Matthews Band concerts I have had the privilege of attending over the last decade and a half.  I’ve flown to Chicago, camped out in Wisconsin and road-tripped for weeks at a time, just to see DMB.  I’ve seen the band when they played in front of 700 and in front of 70,000.  I’ve seen Dave with the band, I’ve seen him solo, with Tim Reynolds and with his ‘friends’ like Trey Anastasio.  I’ve seen DMB open up…

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Celebrating the anniversary of the greatest ‘live’ moment of Dave Matthews Band

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123 shows.  That’s the number of Dave Matthews Band concerts I have had the privilege of attending over the last decade and a half.  I’ve flown to Chicago, camped out in Wisconsin and road-tripped for weeks at a time, just to see DMB.  I’ve seen the band when they played in front of 700 and in front of 70,000.  I’ve seen Dave with the band, I’ve seen him solo, with Tim Reynolds and with his ‘friends’ like Trey Anastasio.  I’ve seen DMB open up…

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Rolling Stone: 4 stars for new DMB album

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Big Whiskey, though, is a lot like a New Orleans funeral parade — mourning and zest balled into big, brawny music. “We’ll be drinking big whiskey while we dance and sing,” Matthews crows in “Why I Am.” “And when my story ends, it’s gonna end with him/Heaven or hell/I’m going down with the GrooGrux King.” I’m betting on heaven — and that Moore will be quietly waiting for him. Saxophonist LeRoi Moore of the Dave Matthews Band was a famously…

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