The Red Eye Flight

Phish Late Summer Tour 2009

Posted in phish, Uncategorized by huckd on March 17, 2009

latesummerPhish 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.

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Phish to play tour Opener at Fenway Park?

Posted in boston, phish by huckd on March 14, 2009

pahkInformation from a Live Nation source is slipping through the cracks about a possible Phish summer tour opener at Fenway Park on May 31. Their first confirmed gig of the summer tour, as it stands now, is June 4 at the Jones Beach Theater in Wantagh, NY.

The Dave Matthews Band will be performing two shows at Fenway on May 29 and 30, so Fenway will be in “concert-mode.”

For the rest of Phish’s 2009 summer tour dates, go here.

Phish is Back! Hampton Night 1 Download

Posted in live music, phish by huckd on March 7, 2009

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The reviews are streaming in and all sound positive: the boys are firing on all four cylinders like never before. Trey sounds more focused and clear-headed that he has in years.

I’ll let the music do the talking. Head over to LivePhish where you can have yourself a pristine copy of last night’s show–in all it’s soundboard glory–for free, courtesy of the band. The mp3 files are encoded in 256kps, while lossless FLACs are available for $12.95.

Phish
March 6, 2009
Hampton Coliseum
Hampton, Virginia

Set 1
Fluffhead
The Divided Sky
Chalk Dust Torture
Sample in a Jar
Stash
I Didn’t Know > vacuum solo > I Didn’t Know
The Oh Kee Pah Ceremony >
Suzy Greenberg
Farmhouse
NICU
Horn
Rift
Train Song
Water in the Sky
The Squirming Coil
David Bowie

Set 2
Backwards Down the Number Line
Tweezer
Taste
Possum
Theme from the Bottom
First Tube
Harry Hood
Waste
You Enjoy Myself*

Encore
Grind**
Bouncin’ Round the Room
Loving Cup

*started and stopped, restarted
**acapella

Find more photos from Phish.com here.

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U2’s “Kiss the Future” Global Tour Details Forthcoming

Posted in u2 by huckd on March 6, 2009

u2-100Details for U2’s global tour in support of “No Line on the Horizon” will be released on March 9, according to Billboard. According to the release, the band will play stadiums around the world, beginning June 30 with a stop in Barcelona and a jaunt through Europe, then over to American soil on September 12 with a stop at Soldier Field in Chicago.

Tickets will be between $30 and $55, though the range gets higher ($90 to $250) in different markets. Presales will begin late March/early April for the North American tour.

New Bob Dylan album in April

Posted in blues, bob dylan by huckd on March 5, 2009

dylannewEver since Bob Dylan’s atmospheric and heart-drenched 1997 album “Time out of Mind,” the timeless folk-poet has released a run of albums that have tipped a high point in his long career. David Fricke of Rolling Stone reports that Dylan will be releasing a follow-up to “Modern Times” some time in “late April” that sounds like another solid effort from Jack Frost productions.

A few of the song titles include: “My Wife’s Hometown,” “It’s All Good,” “Beyond Here Lies Nothin,” “If You Ever Go to Houston,”and “This Dream of You.” Topics include the national crisis (“State gone broke, the county’s dry/Don’t be lookin’ at me with that evil eye”) and of course, heartbreak.

Fricke writes that the album has a “live-in-the-studio” feel like that of “Modern Times” and “Love and Theft,” contains hot-blues-jumps, plenty of accordion (via Los Lobos member David Hidalgo), gritty-country tunes and best of all: “has a seductive border-cafe feel.”

Like some of his most memorable recent songs, Dylan takes some of the best elements of Americana and fuses that into one timeless ballad that name drops intellectuals and obscure country and blues artists. Looks like he’ll do it again with “I Feel A Change Comin’ On”: “I’m listening to Billy Joe Shaver/And I’m reading James Joyce/Some people tell me I got the blood of the land in my voice.” The rhythmic quality of the words has a similar feel to his “Time Out of Mind” album anthem closer “Highlands”: “I’m listening to Neil Young, I gotta turn up the sound/Someone’s always yelling turn it down/Feel like I’m drifting/Drifting from scene the scene/I’m wondering what in the devil could it all possibly mean?”

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U2 Secret Gig: Radio Contest Details

Posted in boston by huckd on March 3, 2009

To try your chance of being perhaps one of the 100 people to attend this intimate gig next Wednesday March, 11, listen to any one of the following radio stations for your opportunity to get in the door. I’m not going to spell out all the minute details needed to win (hey I want to get in, too!), but these links will provide enough information necessary to find call in times, etc.

WBCN 104.1

WAAF 97.7/107.3

WZLX 100.7

MIX 98.5

Radio 92.9

How to Win Boston U2 Tickets March 11

Posted in boston by huckd on March 2, 2009

u2livefrombostonWBCN has confirmed that U2 will be playing a small, private gig March 11 in Boston.

They are giving away tickets beginning at 4:15 p.m. on air. You can stream their feed online here. They will also give away tickets at 7:15 a.m., 12:15 p.m. and 4:15 p.m. on Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday of this week.

To win, you must identify the song they play from a :02 second clip from U2’s 1981 gig at the Paradise.

Luckily, the show has been released officially as “Live from Boston 1981” as part of their 2004 “The Complete U2” box set. Get to studying!!!

Here’s the setlist:

  • The Ocean (2:01)
  • 11 O’Clock Tick Tock (5:02)
  • Touch (3:01)
  • An Cat Dubh / Into the Heart (7:54)
  • Another Time, Another Place (4:33)
  • Cry / The Electric Co. (4:53)
  • Things to Make and Do (3:05)
  • Stories for Boys (3:03)
  • Twilight (4:27)
  • I Will Follow (3:58)
  • Out of Control (5:18)
  • 11 O’Clock Tick Tock (Encore) (5:01)
  • The Ocean (Encore) (2:11)

U2 to play secret gig at the ‘Dise March 11 in Boston

Posted in boston, the paradise, u2, Uncategorized by huckd on March 1, 2009

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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.

Ryan Adams & the Cardinals 2/21 Boston

Posted in live music, ryan adams by huckd on February 23, 2009

The hecklers and chatty teeny-boppers who only cared about songs off Cardinology were abound, but Ryan Adams shined at the Orpheum Theater.  Highlights included a strong vocal performance on “Oh My God Whatever, Etc.” and the heavy hitter, Alice in Chains cover “Down in a Hole.” Who knew the heart breaker could play a damn decent guitar solo too? Adams was bouncy and had fun with the crowd, commenting that the Boston crowd is a consistent loud and energetic group. He is clearly at a good point in his career where he can truly focus on his songwriting and live performances, and this show was proof.

Set One

01. Intro
02. I See Monsters
03. Everybody Knows
04. Fix It
05. Let It Ride
06. Two
07. Easy Plateau
08. A Kiss Before I Go
09. Wonderwall
10. Come Pick Me Up
11. Cardinals Intros musical medley
12. Peaceful Valley >
13. Beautiful Sorta
14. Evening Joke featuring Jon Graboff
15. Freeway To The Canyon (Neal Casal)
16. Goodnight Rose
17. Ryan banter
18. Grand Island (Neal Casal)

Set Two

19. Shakedown On 9th Street
20. Rescue Blues (RA on vocals only, Graboff on guitar)
21. Oh My God Whatever Etc. (RA on vocals only, Graboff on guitar)
22. Stars Go Blue
23. Magick
24. Oh My Sweet Carolina
25. Off Broadway
26. Born Into The Light
27. Down In A Hole

Thanks to vanark for the setlist and recording which can be downloaded or streamed here.

Early Grammy Winners

Posted in Uncategorized by huckd on February 9, 2009

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

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