.

Contributor

106 items by Benjy Eisen Benjy Eisen’s Profile on

  • Phish's Trey Anastasio Performs With The Los Angeles Philharmonic

    Phish's Trey Anastasio Performs With The Los Angeles Philharmonic | ARTICLE

    When Phish’s Trey Anastasio took the stage at the Walt Disney Concert Hall in Los Angeles on Saturday night, he faced a crowd that was significantly better dressed – and behaved – than the typical Phish crowd....

    March 11, 2012 11:45 AM ET
  • SXSW 2012: 25 Can't-Miss Acts

    SXSW 2012: 25 Can't-Miss Acts | ARTICLE

    SXSW can be overwhelming, to say the least. Bands set up camp in just about every building in downtown Austin. Bars and clubs are booked solid, but so are churches, pool halls, parking lots and everything in...

    March 8, 2012 1:45 PM ET
  • Rolling Stone Announces 'Rock Room' Day Parties in Austin

    Rolling Stone Announces 'Rock Room' Day Parties in Austin | ARTICLE

    With the SXSW music festival just days away, Rolling Stone is getting ready to kick off coverage of the annual event, as well as offer fans on the ground two back-to-back day parties filled with the Austin...

    March 6, 2012 12:45 PM ET
  • String Cheese Incident Eliminate Service Charges for Summer Tour

    String Cheese Incident Eliminate Service Charges for Summer Tour | ARTICLE

    The String Cheese Incident have announced a summer tour that focuses on unusually scenic outdoor venues and festivals, including a three-night stand at Red Rocks in Morrison, Colorado and stops at the Greek theaters in both Los...

    March 2, 2012 1:55 PM ET
  • Phish Announce Summer Tour, 'Junta' Vinyl Reissue

    Phish Announce Summer Tour, 'Junta' Vinyl Reissue | ARTICLE

    After taking the spring off to pursue various solo endeavors, Phish announced that they will return to the road this summer with a tour that includes a special three-night stand in Atlantic City (June 15th - 17th)...

    February 29, 2012 7:55 PM ET
  • Members of Grateful Dead, the National Form Band for 'The Bridge Session'

    Members of Grateful Dead, the National Form Band for 'The Bridge Session' | ARTICLE

    Fresh from a collaboration with Phish's Trey Anastasio, members of the National have announced a project with another towering figure of jam rock, the Grateful Dead's Bob Weir. Anchored by the National's Scott and Bryan Devendorf, and...

    February 24, 2012 5:35 PM ET
  • Sean Parker Talks the 'Oscars of Silicon Valley'

    Sean Parker Talks the 'Oscars of Silicon Valley' | BLOG ENTRY

    Spotify's Sean Parker has learned a thing or two about teamwork since his days as Facebook's founding president and Napster's co-founder. For one thing, he knows now that people don't build bridges – teams do – and...

    February 23, 2012 2:30 PM ET
  • Flaming Lips Perform 'The Soft Bulletin' at Noise Pop

    Flaming Lips Perform 'The Soft Bulletin' at Noise Pop | ARTICLE

    The Flaming Lips kicked off the 20th edition of Noise Pop – a weeklong, citywide festival held in San Francisco each February – with a concert that was everything a rock concert should be: entertaining, poignant,...

    February 22, 2012 8:50 AM ET
  • Hardly Strictly Bluegrass Stars Celebrate Life of Billionaire Philanthropist Warren Hellman

    Hardly Strictly Bluegrass Stars Celebrate Life of Billionaire Philanthropist Warren Hellman | ARTICLE

    An estimated 15,000 people and a handful of carefully selected artists celebrated the life of billionaire philanthropist Warren Hellman at a memorial concert held alongside San Francisco's Ocean Beach on Sunday. Hellman's musical heroes – including Emmylou...

    February 20, 2012 2:15 PM ET
  • Mayor Declares Valentine's Day 'Tony Bennett Day' in San Francisco

    Mayor Declares Valentine's Day 'Tony Bennett Day' in San Francisco | ARTICLE

    San Francisco just hand-delivered a symbolic Valentine's Day card to Tony Bennett, and he gratefully accepted. In a public ceremony, which took place at City Hall, Mayor Edward M. Lee presented Bennett the...

    February 14, 2012 6:05 PM ET
  • Bonnaroo 2012 Lineup: Radiohead, Red Hot Chili Peppers, Phish Headline

    Bonnaroo 2012 Lineup: Radiohead, Red Hot Chili Peppers, Phish Headline | ARTICLE

    Bonnaroo has officially confirmed that, as rumored, Radiohead, Red Hot Chili Peppers and Phish will anchor the 11th incarnation of the iconic music festival, which will take place from June 7th...

    February 14, 2012 12:00 PM ET
  • Grateful Dead's Bob Weir Reopens Landmark Sweetwater Venue

    Grateful Dead's Bob Weir Reopens Landmark Sweetwater Venue | ARTICLE

    Grateful Dead bassist Phil Lesh recently announced plans to open a new mixed-use performance space called Terrapin Crossroads in San Rafael, Calif. Not to be outdone by his...

    January 26, 2012 1:30 PM ET
  • Death Cab's Ben Gibbard Provides 'Emo Relief' at Comedy Festival

    Death Cab's Ben Gibbard Provides 'Emo Relief' at Comedy Festival | ARTICLE

    One of America’s most respected comedy festivals, SF Sketchfest, kicked off its annual run in San Francisco this weekend with, among other offerings, a live presentation of Eugene Mirman’s Pretty Good Friends. Joining Mirman for the show...

    January 22, 2012 4:30 PM ET
  • Grateful Dead Drummer: Jerry Garcia 'Wasn’t Really Happy Playing' at Band's End

    Grateful Dead Drummer: Jerry Garcia 'Wasn’t Really Happy Playing' at Band's End | ARTICLE

    Leaving the Grateful Dead behind in 1995 was as much a defining force in drummer Bill Kreutzmann's life as was forming the band with Jerry Garcia, Phil Lesh, Bob Weir and Ron "Pigpen" McKernan 30 years...

    January 17, 2012 4:30 PM ET
  • John Oates Jams on Hall & Oates, Sly Stone Cuts on Jam Cruise

    John Oates Jams on Hall & Oates, Sly Stone Cuts on Jam Cruise | ARTICLE

    John Oates is known for his finely-crafted chart-toppers with Philly soul duo Hall & Oates, but he spent all of last week in a much different capacity on Jam Cruise – as one of the ship's honored...

    January 16, 2012 7:20 PM ET
  • Grateful Dead Launch Video Game

    Grateful Dead Launch Video Game | BLOG ENTRY

    The Grateful Dead have their own golf balls, wine, neckties, USB drives, blankets and wind chimes – and now they have their very own video game, too. Today, the band launched "Phase One" of The Epic...

    December 16, 2011 3:30 PM ET
  • Amnesty International Unveils Bob Dylan Tribute in Honor of Its 50th Anniversary

    Amnesty International Unveils Bob Dylan Tribute in Honor of Its 50th Anniversary | ARTICLE

    Amnesty International has unveiled an impressive four-CD compilation of Bob Dylan songs which will be available for streaming beginning today, December 10th, for a 24-hour period to anybody who “likes” the esteemed human...

    December 10, 2011 8:00 AM ET
  • Metallica Reunite With Bassist Jason Newsted at 30th Anniversary Kickoff

    Metallica Reunite With Bassist Jason Newsted at 30th Anniversary Kickoff | ARTICLE

    Metallica fans came from all over the world – representing such far-flung locales as Finland and Chile – for a six-hour celebration at the Fillmore in San Francsico on Monday...

    December 6, 2011 11:50 AM ET
  • Tito and Jackie Jackson On 'Michael Jackson the Immortal' Tour and Fan Fest

    Tito and Jackie Jackson On 'Michael Jackson the Immortal' Tour and Fan Fest | ARTICLE

    Cirque du Soleil’s Michael Jackson the Immortal World Tour opened in Las Vegas this past weekend, where it will run through December 27th before traveling the world. In conjunction with the premiere of the Cirque...

    December 6, 2011 11:15 AM ET
  • Jason Isbell and the 400 Unit's Equipment Stolen in Dallas

    Jason Isbell and the 400 Unit's Equipment Stolen in Dallas | ARTICLE

    Last weekend, Jason Isbell and the 400 Unit had their gear stolen in Dallas, Texas. Their van and a trailer containing all of their equipment was parked outside their hotel near Love Field airport when, in broad...

    November 18, 2011 6:15 PM ET
www.expandtheroom.com