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Listen Up: Phish, Ziggy Marley, Rock The Bells

It’s fairly quiet in the land of music, but after last week’s shenanigans we’ll be glad to sit back, relax and enjoy the special performances rolling through this week. We’re especially excited for the highly anticipated and much-hyped traveling hip-hop festival, Rock The Bells this Sunday. Check out our other picks.

Phish, Shoreline, 8/5: For those who are super into 30-minute guitar solos and just straight improv jam sessions, then Phish is definitely for you. On tour for the first time in five years, these guys have one of the most impressive followings we’ve seen since the Grateful Dead. If you go it’ll definitely be an experience, and make sure to say hi to the Furthur bus for us.

Ziggy Marley, Mountain Winery, 8/8: The oldest son of Rita and Bob Marley sure does take a lot after his father. He’s a highly accomplished roots reggae artist with four Grammys under his belt and worth a peek if only just for Bob reminiscing-sake.

Rock The Bells, Shoreline, 8/9: We’ve been waiting months for this. The travelling hip-hop festival has an extremely comprehensive collection of artists together on this tour. Anyone from classics like Cypress Hill, Ice Cub, Mos Def, The Roots, KRS One, Ziggy’s brother – Damian Marley, MURS, and Tech N9ne to up-and-comers like K’Naan and Eyedea & Abilities. In fact, there are so many amazing artists, it would be impossible to list them all. For the entire lineup check out Rock The Bells’ official website here.