Check out this new bass heavy, Danger Mouse produced-track from garage rockers, the Black Keys. “Tighten Up”: here.
Brothers, recorded mostly at the famed Muscle Schoals Alabama studio, will be released May 18 on Nonesuch Records.
Click the link below to check out the first track off Vampire Weekend’s forthcoming album entitled “Contra.” The influences of Paul Simon and African-pop still permeate their sound strongly. Hear for yourself:
10/6 – Montreal, QC Le National
10/8 – Toronto, ON Horseshoe Tavern
10/15 – London, UK King’s College
10/22 – Paris, FR Nouveau Casino
11/02 – Long Beach, CA The Art Theater
11/05 – Pioneertown, CA Pappy and Harriet’s
11/07 – Lafayette, CA Town Hall Theatre
11/08 – Santa Cruz, CA Catalyst
11/09 – Visalia, CA The Cellar Door
11/10 – San Luis Obispo, CA Downtown Brew
11/12 – Bakersfield, CA Chencho’s
11/14 – Lomita, CA VFW Hall
11/17 – Tokyo, JAP Tokyo Unit
11/21 – Sydney, AUS Oxford Art Factory
Wilco’s upcoming concert film “Ashes of American Flags” was shot in Tulsa, Nashville, Washingon, D.C., and New Orleans during their 2008 tour. The DVD will be released April 18 and is now available for pre-order, but here’s a small glimpse of the film (directed and produced by the same duo that did Tweedy’s solo DVD “Sunken Treasure.”)
The film will also be screened in the following cities: Missoula, San Francisco, Chicago, East Lansing, Sarasota, Boulder, Seattle, Nashville and Columbus. For full details go here.
The film was show in HD and includes the following tracks: Ashes of American Flags / Side with the Seeds / Handshake Drugs / The Late Greats / Kingpin / Wishful Thinking / Impossible Germany / Via Chicago / Shot in the Arm / Monday / You Are My Face / Heavy Metal Drummer / War on War / I’m the Man Who Loves You / Airline to Heaven / It’s Just that Simple / At Least That’s What you Said / I am Trying to Break your Heart / Theologians / Hate it Here
Phish has announced the following additional dates:
07/30 – Red Rocks Amphitheatre – Morrison, CO – PUBLIC ONSALE 3/26
07/31 – Red Rocks Amphitheatre – Morrison, CO – PUBLIC ONSALE 3/26
08/01 – Red Rocks Amphitheatre – Morrison, CO – PUBLIC ONSALE 3/26
08/02 – Red Rocks Amphitheatre – Morrison, CO – PUBLIC ONSALE 3/26
08/05 – Shoreline Amphitheatre – Mountain View, CA – PUBLIC ONSALE 3/29
08/07 – The Gorge – George, WA – PUBLIC ONSALE 3/27
08/08 – The Gorge – George, WA – PUBLIC ONSALE 3/27
08/11 – Toyota Park – Chicago, IL – PUBLIC ONSALE 4/04
08/13 – Darien Lake Performing Arts Center – Darien Center, NY – PUBLIC ONSALE 3/27
08/14 – Meadows Music Theater – Hartford, CT – PUBLIC ONSALE 3/28
08/15 – Merriweather Post Pavilion – Columbia, MD – PUBLIC ONSALE 3/27
08/16 – Saratoga Performing Arts Center – Saratoga Springs, NY – PUBLIC ONSALE 3/27
Online ticketing requests for these newly added shows are currently underway here, and ends Sunday March 22. Tickets will then go onsale to the public beginning March 26.
Internet rumblings are pointing to a run of radio performances, plus the possibility of a secret gig or two in New York, LA, Chicago and Boston. The rumor has it that U2 will perform at the Paradise in Boston, even though it is booked that night by the reggae troupe the Wailers.
The air wave take over is in preparation for the release of U2′s new album, “No Line on the Horizon.”
Here is what their schedule is shaping up to look like:
March 2 to 6: David Letterman performances plus a private gig at Fordham University on 3/6
March 9: L.A. performance
March 10: Chicago performance
March 11: Boston performance
Radio station 104.1 WBCN of Boston says there will be a “major U2 concert annoucement” on air at 7:15 a.m. Monday.
Thanks to Eric Danton for the tip-off.
7:40 p.m. est, Billboard is reporting the following 51st Grammy winners:
Radiohead: “In Rainbows” for best alternative music album
Coldplay: “Viva La Vida” for best best pop performance by a duo or group with vocals
Duffy: “Rockferry” for best pop vocal album
Wow, the Grammys actually have me excited this year. The band has been rehearsing “15 Steps” with the USC Marching Band in preparation of the awards ceremony, which airs tonight at 8 p.m. est on CBS. In a report from the the Los Angeles Times, Johnny Greenwood talked about the collaboration: “It’s something we’ve been wanting to do with this song for a long time,” he said.
Radiohead is nominated for Album of the Year (“In Rainbows”), Best Rock Song (“House of Cards”), Best Rock Performance by a Duo or Group with Vocals and Best Alternative Music Album.
Other Grammy nominees include Weezer, Hot Chip, Coldplay, Robert Plant & Alison Krauss, M.I.A., Kings of Leon, the Raconteurs, Metallica, Bruce Springsteen, AC/DC, Neil Young, Eddier Vedder, John Mayer, Paul McCartney, Lil’ Wayne, Jay-Z and a whole lot more.
- Muscle Shoals Recording Sessions 1969-1970
01. Down In the Alley – Ronnie Hawkins
02. Red Rooster – Ronnie Hawkins
03. Darkness – Soul Survivors
04. Relativity – Sam Samudio
05. Steal Away – Duane Allman
- ABB Outtakes
06. Trouble No More – 1969
07. Don’t Keep Me Wondering – 1970
08. Revival – 1970
- Live w/ Friends
09. 12 Bar Blues: Delaney & Bonnie – 1971 – New York City
10. Sugar Magnolia: Grateful Dead – 4/26/1971 – Fillmore East
- Live w/ ABB
11. Elizabeth Reed – 3/70
12. Stormy Monday – 5/2/70 – Swarthmore College – Swarthmore, PA
01. Statesboro Blues – 7/4/70 – Atlanta Pop Festival
02. Whipping Post – 7/4/70 – Atlanta Pop Festival
03. Blue Sky – 9/16/71 – The Warehouse-New Orleans, LA
04. Dreams – 9/20/71 – SUNY Stony Brook-Stony Brook, NY
05. WABC-FM, NYC 12/9/70 Interview -> Layla outake -> Interview
06. Will the Circle Be Unbroken – 1971
Billboard is reporting that the two entertainment giants, Ticketmaster and Live Nation might be merging next week to form Live Nation Ticketmaster. Despite the completely original name, one must wonder what this massive deal will bring: lower ticket prices? Less “convenience” fees? Better online ticketing systems? Regardless, there will be a lot less competition in the live music scene if this deal goes down.
On February 3, 1959, Buddy Holly, Ritchie Valens and J.P. “The Big Bopper” chartered a small plane after finishing up their gig at the Winter Dance Party in Cleark Lake, Iowa. Tired of the crumby conditions of their school tour bus and desperately yearning for a hot shower and clean clothes, the three 1950s rock & roll musicians boarded the four-seater in a light snow on route to Fargo, North Dakota. Five minutes into the flight, the plane drifted southward and crashed, killing all four passengers.
It was on this tour, which passed through the chilly auditorioums of Wisconsin, Minnesota and Iowa, that an early Bob Dylan (then known by his birth name “Bobby Zimmerman”) caught a glimpse of the 22-year old Holly on January 31 at the Armory in Duluth, Minn. Dylan would later reference this gig in his Grammy acceptance speech: “And I just want to say that when I was sixteen or seventeen years old, I went to see Buddy Holly play at Duluth National Guard Armory and I was three feet away from him…and he looked at me. And I just have some sort of feeling that he was–I don’t know how or why–but I know he was with us all the time we were making this record in some kind of way.”
Buddy Holly’s remarkable impact on rock & roll and pop music should never be forgotten. From John Lennon and Paul McCartney, to the Rolling Stones and the Black Keys, and to the Grateful Dead, his midwestern pop love songs have left him a lasting legacy that will never fade away.