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By Erin Browne and Bailey Constas For music fans and emerging bands alike, CMJ is the most wonderful time of the year. For five days, New York City becomes a music fan’s playground with more than 1,000 bands spread out over Manhattan and Brooklyn. This is our Iron Man. Our Olympics. This is what we have been training for our entire lives, and now it is finally here. However, a festival this big...

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Treasure Island Music Festival 2014 photos: OutKast, Alt-J, the New Pornographers and more

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Painted Palms, Tobacco, Ratking, XXYYXX, M0, Ana Tijoux, Jungle, Ryan Hemsworth, Janelle Monae, Classixx, Zedd, St. Lucia, OutKast, Cathedrals, Bleached, White Denim, Asgeir, The Growlers, The New Pornographers, Chet Faker, TV On the Radio, Polica, Alt-J, Washed Out, Massive Attack and more perform at Treasure Island Music Festival in San Francisco on Oct. 18-19. Photos by Jon Bauer, heyreverb.com.

Treasure Island Music Festival 2014 brought sets from OutKast, Alt-J, the New Pornographers and more to San Francisco on Oct. 18-19. In total, the festival brought 26 artists to two stages performing staggered sets throughout the weekend so the approximately 15,000-strong crowd could catch every artist. Saturday featured a hip-hop and EDM-focused lineup anchored by OutKast while Sunday leaned more toward indie-rock with Alt-J headlining. Read more…

Greensky Bluegrass’ Dave Bruzza on the band’s growth, new album and more

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Greensky Bluegrass at the Fox Theater in Boulder on Oct. 24 and 25. Photos by Dylan Langille, heyreverb.com.

Guitarist Dave Bruzza is trying to pack a lot of things into a very small time frame. The Michigan native moved to Denver about a year ago, and his band, Greensky Bluegrass, has two big shows at the Ogden Theater on Oct. 24-25. Greensky, which includes mandolinist/lead singer Paul Hoffman, Dobro player Anders Beck, banjo player Michael Bont, and bassist Mike Devol, will then play a show at the Belly Up in Aspen on Oct. 27, Santa Fe on Oct. 28, Flagstaff on Oct. 29, and play the Suwanee Hulaween with String Cheese Incident in Florida on Halloween. The day after, Nov. 1, the band will fly to Las Vegas to play a late night benefit show for The WaterWheel Foundation right after Phish’s show.

In the middle of this, Bruzza and his wife are moving into a new apartment in the Capitol Hill area.

“I wish we were moving into our new place before the (Ogden) show since it’s right down the street,” he laughs while sitting down to talk at City O City in Capitol Hill.

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CMJ Music Marathon 2014: See these 10 bands this week

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By Erin Browne and Bailey Constas

For music fans and emerging bands alike, CMJ is the most wonderful time of the year. For five days, New York City becomes a music fan’s playground with more than 1,000 bands spread out over Manhattan and Brooklyn. This is our Iron Man. Our Olympics. This is what we have been training for our entire lives, and now it is finally here. However, a festival this big can be a little overwhelming, so two Reverb writers decided to take it upon themselves and pick 10 bands that you definitely need to check out if you are attending this year’s marathon. You will no doubt see more than 10 bands over the next five days, but this is a good place to start.

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