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In this issue:

. New Additions
. Coming Soon
. Upcoming Festivals
. Video of the Week

Latest News & Reviews:

Smilefest Reunion 2011 Artist Announcement!

Wakarusa announces 2011 lineup

HGMN's Best of 2010

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New Releases:

SOJA - Everything ChangesSOJA - Everything Changes (maxi-single CD) - 3 versions of SOJA's new single "Everything Changes" to kick of 2011. The band just completed tours of Europe and South America and are set to tour all of the USA this Spring, kicking things off in Hawaii on January 21.




Live Phish: 6/27/10, 7/3/10, 7/4/10 - From Phish's acclaimed 2010 summer tour. 3-CD sets. They chose the best of the summer, fully-remastered them and are making them available for the first time to retail in a limited series of 500.



Tommy Guerrero - From the Soil to the Soul CD -The CD pulses with Tommy's distinctive organic, atmospheric sound, yet this time with a heavier resonance. Beasties-infused stripped down funk is layered with Americana, heavy psych, lo-fi fuzz and Latin rhythms, all with a breezy, laid-back San Francisco vibe. Recorded primarily in his home studio Guerrero wrote, arranged and played nearly all the instruments on the album, including bass, guitar, keyboards, percussion and kalimba. Renowned street artist Barry McGee, aka Twist, designed the cover art and Tommy called on friends Lyrics Born, Curumin and Bing Ji Ling for guest vocals. Guerrero's resume reads like a dream: he was a member of the Bones Brigade skate team in the 80's, made movie appearances, co-founded Real Skateboards and 40's Clothing, directed art for Krooked Skateboarding and is a prolific recording artist - from the "Fat Jazzy Grooves" and "Another Late Night" compilations, to albums for Mo'Wax, Galaxia, Function 8, Quannum, Rush [Japan] and now his own venture Too Good.


Coming Soon:

January 25 - Telepath - Crush CD

Last Week:

HGMN's 10th Annual Best of the Year Awards

Big Something - Stories from the Middle of Nowhere CdSTUDIO ALBUM OF THE YEAR: Big Something - Stories from the Middle of Nowhere - read our review

LIVE ALBUM OF THE YEAR: Cornmeal - Live in Chicago, IL Vol 1 This CD highlights the live powerhouse that is Cornmeal. After 10 years on the road this is the first official live CD from the group, but definately not the last!

DVD OF THE YEAR: Leftover Salmon - Live "Twice in a Blue Moon" - Celebrating 20 Years - read our review

CUSTOMER'S CHOICE: Retail: Grace Potter - Original Soul
Wholesale: SOJA - Born in Babylon

NEW HGMN BAND OF THE YEAR: The Big Something Our staff was most impressed with this new group that is definately headed for something BIG!

HGMN HALL OF FAME: Moses Guest joins STS9, The Motet, Umphrey's McGee, The Recipe, Deep Banana Blackout, The Big Wu, Acoustic Syndicate, The Disco Biscuits & Keller Williams in this select list of bands that have helped define HGMN over the years.

HG REPS OF THE YEAR: Jenna Moore - Savannah, GA
Charlene Romeo - Santa Cruz, CA

HGMN VENUE OF THE YEAR: The Pour House - Charleston, SC

HGMN JAMcaster OF THE YEAR: Mark Mayhall  - Ear Candy for the Mind 

Congrats to all the winners and thanks for making 2010 a year to remember!

HGMN Staff's Favorites of 2010:

Favorite shows: New Mastersounds w/Lubriphonic - 04.20.2010 Carrboro NC
The Mantras w/Big Something - 10.30.2010 Raleigh NC

Albums: Big Something - Stories From the Middle of Nowhere CD
Moksha - Mammal or Machine CD
Keller Williams & the Keels - Thief CD
Future Rock - Live in Wicker Park CD
Roots of Creation - RoC Live Vol. 2 CD

Favorite shows: The Silo Effect - Camp Barefoot Music Festival
Bonobo (live band) - Bear Creek Music Festival

Albums: 1. Gorillaz - Plastic Beach
2. Alex B - Moments
3. Eddie Roberts & Freckles - Move
4. Flying Lotus - Cosmogramma
5. Pan Astral - Pan Astral

Favorite shows: New Mastersounds - Bear Creek Festival - 11.14.2010
Lubriphonic w/ Lizzy Ross Band - Pour House Music Hall, Raleigh NC - 11.04.2010

Albums: New Mastersounds - Ten Years On CD
Dave Matthews & Tim Reynolds - Live in Las Vegas 2CDs
Budos Band - III CD
Orgone - Cali Fever CD
Cope - Going Home CD

Favorite shows: Josh Phillips Folk Festival - The GetDown Music Fetival 2010
The Mantras - Glen Allister's Guardian Angel Jam

Albums: The Black Crowes - Croweology
Widespread Panic - Live in the Classic City II
Easy Star All Stars - Dubber Side of the Moon
Big Something - Stories From The Middle of Nowhere
Big Daddy Love - To the Mountain

Favorite shows: Bassnectar 09.21.10 Raleigh NC - Read my review
Camp Barefoot 4 August 19-22.2010

Albums: 1.  Dangermuffin - Moonscapes
2.  Big Something - Stories from the Middle of Nowhere
3.  Hobo Nephews of Uncle Frank - Traveling Show
4.  The Mantras - Dharland
5   Green Hit - Purpose


Upcoming Events:

Check out the growing list of fetivals already announced for 2011

Video of the Week:

SOJA - Live in Hawaii

Thanks for reading! Treat yourself to some good music this week.
Lee Crumpton

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