DG Discovery by Groovebug and Deutsche Grammophon has launched!

We’re pleased to announce the launch of DG Discovery, the latest iOS app built on the Groovebug platform. 

Interested in classical music but you don’t know where to start? Then download our new streaming app “DG Discovery” for iPhone & iPad. It features over 80 star artists from the Deutsche Grammophon roster and all the famous composers. Try out the free version here http://smarturl.it/Discovery_Dwnld

Throwback Thursday: Dan Hicks & the Acoustic Warriors @ Fillmore Auditorium (San Francisco, CA), May 28, 1988

This Groovebug Throwback Thursday pick is chosen from the Concert Vault iPad App - hundreds of thousands of exclusive live audio and video performances from the ’50s to the present day - available for you to play whenever, wherever.

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Dan Hicks moved out West to attend college in the early 1960s. He settled in the Bay Area after attending Berkeley and never left. A former drummer, Hicks took up guitar during college to be a part of the ongoing folk music explosion. In 1965, however, he returned to drums and became a founding member of The Charlatans, one of the earliest psychedelic rock bands to emerge from San Francisco. The Charlatans only released one single, but they did become a mainstay of the growing Bay Area club scene. They would often perform with the Grateful Dead, the Jefferson Airplane and others at the Family Dog, the Matrix, and of course, the Fillmore West.

LIsten to: Dan Hicks & the Acoustic Warriors @ Fillmore Auditorium (San Francisco, CA), May 28, 1988

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Sunday Jazz: Hank Mobley - Third Season, Blue Note App Top 20

This Groovebug Sunday Jazz pick is chosen from the Blue Note App - Dive deep into the iconic jazz label Blue Note Records with streaming audio, images, articles, videos, featured playlists, and much more.

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Hank Mobley's Third Season was recorded on February 24, 1967 at the Van Gelder Studio, Englewood Cliffs, New Jersey. Originally issued as Blue Note LT-1081.

Liten to the full album and many more on the Blue Note App by Groovebug.

Every week we rank top artists according to how popular they are among all Blue Note app users. In essence, as you explore your music collection, discover new artists, and favorite the artists you love, you are casting your votes for the Blue Note App Top 20.

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Throwback Thursday: King Crimson @ Fillmore West (San Francisco, CA), December 14, 1969

This Groovebug Throwback Thursday pick is chosen from the Concert Vault iPad App - hundreds of thousands of exclusive live audio and video performances from the ’50s to the present day - available for you to play whenever, wherever.

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This is the final night of King Crimson’s first U.S. tour featuring the original quartet lineup, on a night that they were the openers on a bill with The Nice and The Chambers Brothers.

This set captures the original band at its absolute peak. Following the introduction, the group opens with the signature song from their first album, In the Court of the Crimson King. The dynamics of this song move from quiet introspection to an absolute wall of sound, with the mellotron and Greg Lake’s vocals blending to create music both majestic and creepy…

LIsten to: King Crimson @ Fillmore West (San Francisco, CA), December 14, 1969

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Sunday Jazz: Wayne Shorter - Zero Gravity, Blue Note App Top 20

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This Groovebug Sunday Jazz pick is chosen from the Blue Note App - Dive deep into the iconic jazz label Blue Note Records with streaming audio, images, articles, videos, featured playlists, and much more.

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Wayne Shorter: Zero Gravity is an upcoming documentary chronicling the life of one of music’s most dynamic figures. Directed by Dorsay Alavi, the project will be comprised of concert footage, personal interviews, and candid behind-the-scenes moments. The resulting endeavor will provide a composite sketch of Wayne Shorter – as a man and a musician.

The musings of Wayne Shorter are delivered with an unfailing optimism and a dash of wit. Embedded in his words is an underlying provocation:

“I dare you.”

Read the full article and many more on the Blue Note App by Groovebug.

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Every week we rank top artists according to how popular they are among all Blue Note app users. In essence, as you explore your music collection, discover new artists, and favorite the artists you love, you are casting your votes for the Blue Note App Top 20.

Check out the latest chart on the Blue Note App.

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Throwback Thursday: Billy Paul @ Bottom Line (New York, NY), December 19, 1977

This Groovebug Throwback Thursday pick is chosen from the Concert Vault iPad App - hundreds of thousands of exclusive live audio and video performances from the ’50s to the present day - available for you to play whenever, wherever.

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The legendary singer Billy Paul performs his hit “Me and Mrs. Jones” and funkifies The Doobie Brothers’ “Taking It To The Streets” in this ‘77 set.

LIsten to: Billy Paul @ Bottom Line (New York, NY), December 19, 1977

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Throwback Thursday: Mountain @ Fillmore East (New York, NY), December 31, 1970

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This Groovebug Throwback Thursday pick is chosen from the Concert Vault iPad App - hundreds of thousands of exclusive live audio and video performances from the ’50s to the present day - available for you to play whenever, wherever.

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There is no better example of Mountain at the height of its powers than this New Year’s Eve concert at Fillmore East. The band was based out of Forest Hills so they were surrounded by friends, family, and an extremely enthusiastic audience. They had recently released their strongest and most cohesive album, Nantucket Sleighride and this great new material combined with the success of their previous album and single, “Mississippi Queen,” inspires the group to play at peak capacity…

LIsten to: Mountain @ Fillmore East (New York, NY), December 31, 1970

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Friday Feature: Night Riots

This Groovebug Friday Feature is chosen from the Groovebug iPad App - your personalized music magazine and discovery engine.

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Templeton, California is the home of indie rock band Night Riots, who have made a lot of noise over the last couple of years with accolades such as “one of the top 16 unsigned bands in North America” from Rolling Stone, and one of “The Most Criminally Overlooked Artists Of 2012” from MTV. Their latest EP, Young Lore was funded via a successful campaign on IndieGOGo, and has just been released and is available to stream in full via the Groovebug iPad app. Fans of Friendly Fires, The Killers and The Cure should all check out the new record. Read on to check our Q&A with lead singer, Travis Hawley.

Q: Introduce your sound in five words:
A: Gloomy, Pop, Rock, Night Driving.

Q: What can fans expect from you over the coming months?
A: We will be spending the next few months writing, recording and touring. We will also be releasing a few music videos and just released a couple of Halloween singles.

Q: Which places or people inspired the songs on the Off The Charts album?
A: Travel, friends, family, life, books and relationships.

Q: What is the most fun you’ve ever had writing a song? Either actually writing it or the situation that inspired it?
A: Getting to work with new people in a new environment is always fun. I always like to see what different engineers and producers bring to the table.

Q: Who has encouraged you the most to pursue a career in music?
A: My family and close friends have always been very supportive of us doing what we love to do.

Q: What impact has touring had on your career?
A: It has allowed us to reach new ears and to develop relationships with people from all over the country.

Q: Which do you enjoy most - performing live or recording in the studio?
A: I love to play great shows but there is something about recording that I really love. It’s the place where we get to be entirely creative and finish our songs.

Q: What’s the best piece of advice you’ve ever been given?
A: The moment you’re ready to quit is usually the one right before the miracle.

Q: Which historical musical moment do you wish you were present for?
A: Queen at Wembley Stadium. [1986]

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LIsten to: Night Riots - Young Lore

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Throwback Thursday: Peter Frampton @ Oakland Coliseum Stadium (Oakland, CA), July 2, 1977

This Groovebug Throwback Thursday pick is chosen from the Concert Vault iPad App - hundreds of thousands of exclusive live audio and video performances from the ’50s to the present day - available for you to play whenever, wherever.

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Following modest success in the mid-1960s in the Herd and increasing popularity during his five-album tenure in Humble Pie, lead guitarist Peter Frampton embarked on a solo career. The big breakthrough occurred in 1976 when Frampton released his first live recording, Frampton Comes Alive, which literally exploded onto the charts, remaining in the Top Ten for over a year and eventually becoming the biggest selling live album of all time. Uncharacteristically for a live album, Frampton Comes Alive spawned no less than three hit singles and a ubiquitous FM radio staple, which led to a cover story in Rolling Stone magazine, making Peter Frampton a household name by the end of the year…

Listen to: Peter Frampton @ Oakland Coliseum Stadium (Oakland, CA), July 2, 1977

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Throwback Thursday: Chuck Berry @ Fox Theatre St. Louis (St. Louis, MO), October 16, 1986

This Groovebug Throwback Thursday pick is chosen from the Concert Vault iPad App - hundreds of thousands of exclusive live audio and video performances from the ’50s to the present day - available for you to play whenever, wherever.

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The rock ‘n’ roll icon Chuck Berry turned 87 years old recently. Hear him at his 60th birthday concert in 1986 with a superb band put together by Keith Richards.

Listen to: Chuck Berry @ Fox Theatre St. Louis (St. Louis, MO), October 16, 1986

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