Special April 1 Report

Side by Side, a new festival dedicated to the art of the side project is set to debut in June. SXS, which dubs itself “The NIT of music festivals” will take place in America’s second city, Scranton, PA from Tuesday June 2 through Thursday June 5. SXS will present such acts as Grace Potter & The Narcoleptics, Aaron Dugan’s Burn The Chametz (featuring up to two members of Matisyahu’s backing group), Derek Trucks and Susan Tedeschi Band Without Derek Trucks and Susan Tedeschi and “Some members of Soulive and Lettuce and Break Science in some figuration, with Scott Metzger sitting in along with a few of the guys from The Slip and maybe Marco.” Ryan Adams also will perform, closing out Wednesday’s festivities with his new Ryan Adams tribute band.