Category: We Recommend

Alternative News Sources

Alternative News

“Education is the key to unlock the golden door of freedom.” – George Washington Carver

Common Dreams – “We publish breaking news from a progressive perspective.”

Free Press – “we promote diverse and independent media ownership, strong public media, quality journalism and universal access to communications.” – “the integrated media platform for people who want to live well and do good.”

Grist – “dishing out environmental news and commentary with a wry twist since 1999”

Huffington Post – “The Internet Newspaper: News Blogs Video Community.” – “Because there is a war for your mind.”

International Human Press – “an online news organization that has been publishing original articles and updated news written by industry experts.”

Life Hacker – “Tips, tricks, and downloads for getting things done.” – “brings real Americans back into the political process.” – “a non-profit collection of public education websites covering topics that empower individuals to make positive changes in their health, environmental sensitivity, consumer choices and informed skepticism.”

The Sun – “Personal. Political. Provocative. Ad-free.”

Think Progress – “seeks to provide a forum that advances progressive ideas and policies.”


Art and Artists


“What art offers is space – a certain breathing room for the spirit.” – John Updike


ArtPrize – “Designed as a very different art competition”

Banksy – “a pseudonymous England-based graffiti artist”

Big Cartel – “Big Cartel is a simple shopping cart for artists.” – “a community for anyone who loves to create.”

Creattica – “An online resource for design inspiration and freebies!”

deviantART – “created to entertain, inspire, & empower the artist in all of us.”

Dribbble – “show and tell for designers.”

Escape Into Life – “online arts journal”

Fine Art America – “Professional Network for Visual Artists, Photographers, Art Collectors, and Gallery Owners”

Hyper Allergic – “a forum for serious, playful & radical thinking about art”

Image Kind  “offering over 750,000 high-quality fine art images for sale”

Meerk – “Making art for everything.”

Mr. Brainwash – “the moniker of  filmmaker and Pop artist Thierry Guetta.”

My Modern Met – “Beautiful photography, incredible art and clever design.”

Obey Giant – “Manufacturing quality dissent since 1989.”

Pineal Paradise – “artistically inclined, free-spirited couple.”

Rays of a McGnarly Sunshine – “A visual, video, graphic and live artist.” – “helping artists share their vision with the people”

Society 6 – “created by thousands of artists from around the world.”


Concert & Festival Videos

Concert and Festival Videos


Here are the best videographers, websites, and media companies producing and streaming live concert footage.

Austin City Limits TV – “live concerts from many of the world’s most acclaimed, accomplished and pioneering talent.”

Beat-Club – “Unforgettable hits from the 60’s, 70’s and 80’s.”

Camp Bisco (Vimeo) – “Festival footage from Camp Bisco!”

Concert TV – “an on demand music video service dedicated to delivering the most exhilarating concerts featuring the most well-known bands and artists.”

Dave Matthews Band (Hulu) – “A collection of music videos & live performances from the Dave Matthews Band.” – “Re-Experience the music.”

HiddenRelicJamz – “Videos from local Midwest musicians.”

iClips Network – “live concert broadcasts, archived concerts from all your favorite artists, original web shows, and more.”

JAH Phone – “Jam blog run from a phone.”

MyTallTripod – “We aim to provide High Quality Videos for your enjoyment.”

Nugs.TV – “delivers live music and video downloads, CDs,DVDs, Blu-Rays, and pay-per-view webcasts for over 1,000 artists”

NoCoast.TV – “We document life with a unique artistic eye. Let us tell your story.” – “LiveStreaming Phish & Phish videos.”

Rage View Studios – “Ragin videos for your viewing pleasure.”

RecTV – “REC TV is a channel to view for FREE HD Videos.”

Rex-A-Vision – “Waaay better than reality!”

Staunchy  – “Videos by Jeremy Sewell.”

TourGigs – “an in-house production and distribution company that makes live concert videos available for purchase within days of the actual filming.”

YouTube – Music Discovery Project – A new YouTube music discovery project that lets you explore new music by just searching for an artist.


Festival Blogs

Festival Blogs

Planning to attend an upcoming festival? Check out these blogs to stay informed and help you prepare for the awesomeness. – “independent, up-to-the-minute live music festival coverage.” – “The #1 place for the best festival camping tips and advice.” – “News – Rumors – Coverage – Photos”

Festival Survival Guide – “Dedicated to making your music festival experience an awesome one!”

Festy Fix – “We’ve got all your music festival news.”

Music Festival Junkies – “a central hub of coverage for music festivals.”

The Festival Guy – “Dreamer, Burner, and lover of music of all kinds.” – “Living and Breathing Art, Music, and Joy”


Find Work

Find Work

Are you looking for work? Whether you are a freelancer looking for job opportunities or someone looking to find steady employment, our goal is to make a difficult task easier.

 Backdoor Jobs – “Short-Term Job Adventures!” – “the global leader in human capital solutions, we help organizations target and attract their most important asset – their people.” – “the leading career website for technology and engineering professionals, and the companies that seek to employ them, in the United States.”

Elance – “offers instant access to qualified professionals who work online and provides the tools to hire, view work as it progresses and pay for results. 

Freelancer – “Hire Freelancers and Find Freelance Jobs Online”

Freelance Switch – “a community of expert freelancers from around the world.”

Gradberry – “primarily caters to internship vacancies for students and entry-level positions for university graduates with 0-2 years of full-time work experience.”

Guru – “the world’s largest online marketplace for freelance talent and a leader in providing quality freelance services you can trust.”

indeed – “the #1 job site worldwide, with over 50 million unique visitors and 1 billion job searches per month.” – “Perfect for active job seekers and those just dreaming.”

Job Hero – “Because your best job application starts with your best resume.” – “the premier global online employment solution for people seeking jobs and the employers who need great people.” – “Your job search starts here.”

SimplyHired – “operates the world’s largest job search engine with over eight million jobs worldwide.”

Smarthinking – “the premier provider of research based, research proven online tutoring” – “The dream begins with the right job.”

TaskRabbit – “where you can outsource small jobs and Tasks to fully-vetted people right in your neighborhood.” – “Sellers list services that they are willing to provide for $10.”

TheLadders – “the leading job-matching service for career-driven professionals.” – “gives you the ability to vet, contact and book service professionals the moment you find them.”

Work At Home Jobs – “We search all the major freelance job sites so that you don’t have to.”

Working Solutions – “the first company to utilize an entire workforce of home-based customer sales and service agents.” – “we believe the experience of finding the right job or finding the right candidate should be a delight.” – “fun, engaging online trading platform, for ‘used’ DVDs, CDs and Games.”


Free & Discounted Goods

Free Goods

Everybody likes free and discounted stuff, right? Listed below are the best freebie and coupon sites on the web. – “Never miss a great deal again.”

Craigslist – Search and post classified ads – “find promotional codes for online stores” – ebay’s online classified ads – “saving you money is our foundation and passion.” – “information about free movie screenings tickets.” – “your source for coupon, promotional & discount codes.” – “Our mission is to build a worldwide gifting movement” – “100% Free Products and Merchandise” – “We are the original” – “largest source for free concerts & ticket giveaways in NYC & the greater area.” – “coupons and promo codes” – “Score the savings you want.” – “providing readers with REAL free stuff since 2002!” – “bringing the web all kinds of great free stuff”


Free Music

Free Downloads


There are several good sources for discovering free music online, and we worked hard to compile a list of the best of the best.

New_LineBreak – Download free songs from

New_LineBreak – “live concerts in a lossless, downloadable format”

New_LineBreak – “Part of the Rogue Network”

New_LineBreak – “community for sharing the live concert recordings”


Daytrotter – “Twenty-Five bands and over 100 new songs each week”

New_LineBreak – “Free MP3 Downloads”

New_LineBreak – “Helping grow your music library one track at a time.”


Grateful Dead on – “Over 7,000 live shows”


Hidden Track – ‘Stormy Monday’s – Weekly mix from the guys at Hidden Track

New_LineBreak – Free Music Downloads on

New_LineBreak Free Stash – Free MP3’s from


1320 Records – “1320 Records (thirteen-twenty) is an independent label”


We Are Hunted – “The Online Music Chart”



Live Broadcasts

Live Broadcasts

Watch streaming videos and find upcoming live broadcasts of your favorite bands and festivals.

AXS – “Life lived live!”

DeadVids – ” 24/7 streaming Grateful Dead concert video.”

HDNet Concerts – “top concerts from the world’s biggest bands & artists” – “Hoodstream brings Phish live to your couch.” – “broadcasts and archives live concerts, festivals, and events.”

Lapcast TV – “providing you with a live broadcast over the Internet”

Palladia TV – “a state of the art, high-definition channel showcasing the best in music from today’s biggest artists.”

The Mousetrap – Indy’s premiere Jamband venue – “Live concert webcasts and on demand streams.”

TourGigs – “an in-house production and distribution company that makes live concert videos available for purchase within days of the actual filming.”


Live Music Downloads

Live Downloads

Looking for your latest live download fix? Download from these sites and score the most recent show. – “live concerts in a lossless, downloadable format”

Bandcamp – “a publishing platform for musicians.” – “community for sharing the live concert recordings”

Daytrotter – “Twenty-Five bands and over 100 new songs each week”

DMBLive – “DMBLIVE is the new home for all DMB music and media.” – “The online source for Live Roots Americana” – “Helping grow your music library one track at a time.”

Grateful Dead on – “Over 7,000 live shows” – “Listen, Buy, & Download live Incidents.” – “Download Live MP3s and FLACs” – “offers high quality, unedited soundboard recordings of select shows” – “downloads of almost every Widespread Panic show since 2005.” – “Official site for live downloads from Gov’t Mule concerts” – “powers the download services for several premium music download channels.” Free Stash – Free MP3’s from

SoundCloud – “an audio platform that enables sound creators to upload, record, promote and share their originally-created sounds on the internet.”

1320 Records – “1320 Records (thirteen-twenty) is an independent label” – Umphrey’s McGee Live Recording Archive. – “one of the world’s largest online destinations for everything related to live music.”


Mainstream Media Sources

Mainstream Media

News and current events from mainstream media sources.

ABC News – “ABC News offers latest breaking news, daily headlines, exclusive interviews and broadcast video coverage.”

CBS News – “CBS News brings you the latest breaking world & national news.”

CNN – “ delivers the latest breaking news and information on the latest top stories, weather, business, entertainment, politics, and more.”

Fox News – “Get breaking news, must see videos and exclusive interviews from the number #1 name in news.”

MSNBC – “ is a leader in breaking news, video and original journalism. Stay current with daily news updates in health, entertainment, and more.” – “for all those men and women who are interested in scientific discovery, and in its industrial, commercial and social consequences.

NPR – “an internationally acclaimed producer and distributor of noncommercial news, talk, and entertainment programming.”

New York Times – “Find breaking news, multimedia, reviews & opinion on Washington, business, and more.” – “Listing of 10000 newspapers from around the world, searchable by country and then by publication.”

TED – “a small nonprofit devoted to Ideas Worth Spreading.”

Time – “Breaking news and analysis from Politics, world news, photos, video, tech reviews, health, science and entertainment news.”

Wall Street Journal – “WSJ online coverage of breaking news and current headlines from the US and around the world.”

Washington Post – “Breaking news and analysis on politics, business, world national news, entertainment more.”


Music Blogs

Music Blogs

The best blogs covering your favorite music, bands, and festivals in the music scene.

Brain Trust – “artists, media, and music professionals based in Boston.”

Coventry Music – “Phish Stuff, Party People, Lot Consultants, w00k Patrol.”

Crewlab – “conversations with artists, entrepreneurs, & other music industry pros”

Disciples of Sound – “another perspective among fellow Disciples of Sound”

Creative Solutions – “Keeping music alive!”

Dog Gone Blog – “Exploring the vast world of live music”

Festival Crashers – “an oasis for music lovers.” – “On tour. On time. Off the beaten path.”

I Live Music – “reviews, previews, articles, narratives, & more”

JAH Phone – “Jam blog run from a phone.” – “all aspects of the American jam band scene” – “Where fans unite.”

Jam Jive – “personal experiences with live music in and around Athens.”

Musically Promiscuous – “features bands that we follow” – “Phish, Dead, Umphrey’s and more” – “Phish Info, Facts and Updates” – “Mr. Miner’s Phish thoughts.” – “Your source for all things that rage. Properly.”

Rex-A-Vision – “Waaay better than reality!”

Scents and Subtle Sounds – “Brainchild of Jimmy Coulas…read all of my musings here.” – “Your source for (live) music reviews and coverage.” – “Blogging the world of the Grateful Dead.” – “Based in NYC & dedicated to discovering & sharing the best”

The Porch – “Love Pearl Jam? Me too.”

Tiny Rager – “110% addicted to seeing talented & dedicated musicians”

This Week On Lot – “weekly audio podcast about the live music scene & lot” – “Explore the Now…” – “Phish news, audio, videos, auctions — updated daily.”


Music Discovery

Music Discovery

“No great discovery was ever made without a bold guess.” – Isaac Newton

New_LineBreak – Download free songs from

New_LineBreak – “live concerts in a lossless, downloadable format”

New_LineBreak – “Part of the Rogue Network”


Bandcamp – “a publishing platform for musicians.”

New_LineBreak – “community for sharing the live concert recordings”


Daytrotter – “Twenty-Five bands and over 100 new songs each week”

New_LineBreak – “Helping grow your music library one track at a time.”


Grateful Dead on – “Over 7,000 live shows


Hidden Track ‘Stormy Monday’s

New_LineBreak – Free Music Downloads on


iTunes – “control a catalog of content for digital distribution.”

New_LineBreak – “powers the download services for several premium music download channels.”


SoundCloud – “an audio platform that enables sound creators to upload, record, promote and share their originally-created sounds on the internet.”


1320 Records – “1320 Records (thirteen-twenty) is an independent label”


This Song Is Sick – “to make everyone’s music collection better!”

New_LineBreak – “ lets you listen to music at the same time with your friends.”


We Are Hunted – “The Online Music Chart”



Music News & Reviews

Online Magazines


Here is a list of our favorite weblogs and online magazine sites for the best and latest news, reviews & coverage of the jamband/festival scene.


Appalachian Jamwich – “Music and Art magazine for the jam fans, by the jam fans.” – “The Source For Jam Band Goodness”

Consequence of Sound – “devoted to the ever growing and always thriving worldwide music scene.”

Glide Magazine – a premier online entertainment resource.” – “The Grateful Web is all about you: fans, bands, representatives, venues, stores and everyone in between.”

Hidden Track – “For passionate music fans by passionate music fans. Hidden Track brings you fresh news stories, columns and features every day.”

Home Grown Music – “independent bands, representatives, venues, stores, fans and people like you all working together to improve our world through good music!” – “Where Heads Head”

Jam Band Friendly – “the place jam band community and festival heads visit online to see photos, read articles, learn about bands and find out who is playing around the country.” – Jamband News of Course

JamBase – “JamBase exists to connect music fans everywhere with the music they love.” – “Music News & Reviews, Contests and much more…”

Live For Live Music – “Do You Live For Live Music?” – “We dig concerts, festivals, and bands that know how to play live.”

LostInSound – “From a life in which every aspect of the day is a radical act of poetry and community emerges a documentation of that very life.” – “Our mission is to bring the reader the most relevant content related to the Live Music/Festival Scene.”

Nada Mucho – “an entertainment webzine focusing on music, movies, television, and more.”

NME Magazine – “The world’s number one source of music news” – set out to embrace the emerging technology of this era and the way our generation has grown to listen, appreciate and respect a larger variety of music and the art surrounding it.”

Relix – “RELIX is a premiere independent music magazine.”

Rocky Mountain Jams – “RMJ is published by a group of industry insiders, musicians , photographers, artists and media professionals.”

Rolling Stone – Magazine features music, album and artist news, movie reviews, political, economic and pop culture commentary, videos, photos, and more.

SPIN – “authoritative reporting, provocative interviews, and a discerning critical ear.”

Spinner – “Free CD Listening weekly, MP3 downloads and music news daily, plus exclusive interviews and live podcasts from music’s most influential artists.”

State of Mind – “State of Mind exists because a few people asked themselves this question: How come nobody’s talking about music as passionately as we feel about it?”

The Barn Presents – “a Chicago based blog and music community committed to enhancing and extending the live experience through innovative and original music related content”

The Untz – “the most relevant, accurate, and comprehensive, electronic music event, artist, promoter, and venue website” – “building on the vow to showcase the traditions present within modern rock n’ roll, while staying true to the ideals of America’s cherished recording history.”

This Song Is Sick – “to make everyone’s music collection better!” – “The ultimate website for classic rock fans” – “Bringing you the latest in live music and good music.”


Musician Resources

Musician Resources

Check out theses resources and tools from the web to help you and your band get more gigs, sell more albums, and improve your online presence.

New_LineBreak – “Sell your music & merch directly to your fans.”


Big Cartel – “Big Cartel is a simple shopping cart for artists. “

New_LineBreak – “The best independent music store on the web.”


Future of Music Coalition – “Education, Research and Advocacy for Musicians”

New_LineBreak – “helps you reach new people on Facebook and Twitter Free.”


iTunes – “control a catalog of content for digital distribution.”


Moozar – “the way to (financially) “reward” artists online.”

New_LineBreak – “a site that lists current opportunities for musicians.”

New_LineBreak – “Help musicians get better, deals, & fans.”

New_LineBreak – “marketing and promotional service tool for musicians”

New_LineBreak – “Get exposure building your fan base and selling music.”

New_LineBreak – “a Social Promotions Suite built for marketers.”

New_LineBreak – “Our aim is to connect musicians all around the world in online recording collaboration.”

New_LineBreak – “innovative marketing solutions to help musicians”

New_LineBreak – “Get gigs, engage fans, reach brands.”

New_LineBreak – “the world’s leading social sound platform”

New_LineBreak – “performers can broadcast LIVE and interactive experiences directly from a laptop”


Theta Music Trainer – “perfect for anybody who loves music and wants to understand it on a deeper level.”

New_LineBreak – “best way to sell your music on iTunes, Amazon, & more.”

New_LineBreak – “The marketplace for music.”

New_LineBreak – “free affordable licensed tracks.”



Online Radio Stations


Looking to stream music online? Here are the best online radio stations and music streaming sites all for your listening pleasure.

Dead Endz Radio – “Live Dead and other bands alike!”

Endless Boundries – “Music in and around the jam scene!” – “Streaming Grateful Dead and more!”

Grooveshark – “Free Music Streaming” – “It’s time to tune in and jam out!”

Jams Media Plus – “showcases all live cuts from Jam bands” – “ is a music recommendation service.”

Live 365 – “network of 5000+ internet radio stations run by real people”

Nugscast – “free mp3 download of a radio show”

Pandora – “Pandora radio is the personalized internet radio service”

Radio Woodstock – “top festivals, concerts, & in-studio performances.”

Rdio – “Millions of songs to play, share and discover.”

Sirius – “America’s satellite radio company, 140+ channels.”

Spotify – “The world’s music collection. Play, discover and share for free.”

Sting Cheese Radio – “streaming live music 24/7 by SCI and related bands”


Online TV & Movies

TV and Movies

Here are some recommended sources for watching TV shows, movies, and documentaries online. Some sites allow free viewing and others do require a monthly membership.

Amazon Prime –  “Unlimited instant streaming of 41,000 movies and TV episodes.” – “Clicker is the complete guide to Internet Television” – “the very best in political and news commentary and information programming.”

Discovery Channel – Watch shows from the Discovery Channel

Documentary Heaven – “provide the public with a vast collection of documentaries spanning across every genre out there.”

ESPN – “Accessing your favorite live sports and shows from ESPN” – “Hulu is an online video service that offers a selection of hit shows, clips, movies and more”

LiveStream – “Watch or broadcast live events.”

Netflix – “the world’s leading Internet subscription service for enjoying movies and TV shows.”

Redux – “Redux is a new kind of TV—hundreds of channels of entertaining, hand-picked video, all from a passionate community of curators.” – “full watchable documentaries and information” – “Thousands of tv links.. you’d better get started.”

TVland – “Watch full episodes of classic & original shows online.”

XfinityTV – “instant access to an extensive video collection of television shows, movies, trailers and clips”


Organic Farming & Farmers Markets

Good Fresh Food

“Many organic practices simply make sense, regardless of what overall agricultural system is used. Far from being a quaint throwback to an earlier time, organic agriculture is proving to be a serious contender in modern farming and a more environmentally sustainable system over the long term.” – David Suzuki


Factory Farm Map – “to ensure the food, water and fish we consume is safe, accessible and sustainably produced.”


Farmers Markets – USDA – “Find a Farmers Market Near You.”


Find Roadside Farm Stands – “Find roadside farm stands in all 50 states; from Alabama to Wyoming.”


Green B.E.A.N – “sustainability grown local food affordable, accessible, and convenient to the Midwest communities we serve.”


Grumpy Grizzly Farms – “a small locally owned farm in Nashville Indiana.”


Local Dirt – “Buy, Sell and Find Local Food.”


Local Harvest – “LocalHarvest is America’s #1 organic and local food website.


Mother Earth News – “an invaluable resource for leading a more self-sufficient, eco-friendly life.


My Garden – “share our garden virtually with people around us. “


Nation Gardening Association – “working to renew and sustain the essential connection between people, plants, and the environment.”

___________________________________________________________________ – “an educational initiative designed to open a meaningful conversation about food and sustainability”


Organic Consumers Association – “an online and grassroots non-profit 501(c)3 public interest organization campaigning for health, justice, and sustainability.”

___________________________________________________________________ – “leads the charge toward a sustainable future”

___________________________________________________________________ – “the one place where you can search for organic, and organic related businesses & resources, in your local area and be sure to get the results that are the most relevant to you.”

___________________________________________________________________ – “an exploration of the American sustainable food landscape, focusing on the people, places & products that are shaping a new green economy and lifestyle.”

___________________________________________________________________ – “local listings of pick your own (also called U-pick or PYO) farms in the US, Canada, Britain, Australia, New Zealand, South Africa & other countries.”


Wholesome Wave – “to improve access and affordability of fresh, healthy, locally-grown produce to historically underserved communities”


World Wide Opportunities on Organic Farms – “We link volunteers with organic farmers, and help people share more sustainable ways of living.”



Phish Sites

  • – “When Phish is on tour Hoodstream is the place to find live streams. When Phish is not on stage we stream Phish 24/7.”
  • Phish Tickets  – “only for fans who are actually planning on attending the shows requested.”
  • – “Official website of the band Phish”
  • – “ for phans, by phans”
  • – “Home of Phish Twibe Listening Party.”
  • Twitter: Phish – “Official Twitter for the band Phish from Burlington, VT.”
  • Vimeo: Phish – “Official VIMEO site of the rock band Phish.”
  • – “Phish news, audio, videos, auctions — updated daily.”
  • YouTube: Phish – “The Official YouTube channel for the band Phish from Burlington, VT.”



“Photography is a way of feeling, of touching, of loving. What you have caught on film is captured forever… it remembers little things, long after you have forgotten everything.” – Aaron Siskind


AB Photographie – “concert photography but I get my jollies off by photographing urban abandonment’s”


Adam Alexander Photography – “professional photographer for the past 6 years.”


Barre.Me – “photoblog created by Sébastien Barré, French engineer by day, amateur photographer by night.”


Bellezza Casuale – “Random Beauty.”


B.Hockensmith Photography – “a high-end two photographer team based out of Columbus, OH.”


Chad Smith Photography – “Photographer living in Chicago and taking pictures around the world.”


Chicago Jam Scene – “Bringing you the latest on the live music scene in Chicago.”


C-Style – “Photography by Courtney Hughes. Specializing in Live Music/Bands, as well as Event – Portrait – Family photography.”


Dave Vann – “Live music photographer.”


Jake Plimack –“follows the most talented musicians around the world and attempts to bring you to the show through his photos”


John Hyde ~ Wild Things Photography – Nature and the World around us.


ReMind – “A freelance exploration of life, love, and soul. – Greg Molitor”


Rex-A-Vision – “Rex-A-Vision is my attempt to share my way of seeing things with all of you, the world I love.”


Spady Photography – “Concert Photography is what I specialize in.”


Soundfuse Online Magazine – “Our favorite photos. Not in chronological order. Or any order for that matter. You get what you get.”


Wide Aperture Images – Freelance photography by Aaron Lingenfelter.

___________________________________________________________________ – “one of the world’s largest online destinations for everything related to live music.”