One of the surprises found on Van Halen’s impressive A Different Kind of Truth LP was the inclusion of She’s The Woman. This track was originally recorded by the band on their 1976 demo and has resurfaced all these years later. Van Halen has just released a video for the tune…
Finally, Furthur has turned into the Energizer Bunny of post-Jerry bands. Bob Weir and Phil Lesh’s outfit hasn’t even finished their Spring Tour, and Summer Tour is months away, but they just announced a 13-date Fall Tour that will bring them to Red Rocks for three shows and also includes a three-night stand at Edgefield in Troutdale, Ore. and a pair of gigs at L.A.’s Greek Theatre.
Here’s the full list of dates…
9/21 – 9/23: Red Rocks Amphitheatre Morrison, CO
9/25: WaMu Theater at CenturyLink Field Events Center Seattle, WA
9/27 – 9/29: Edgefield Troutdale, OR
9/30: Shoreline Amphitheatre Mountain View, CA
10/2: SDSU Open Air Theatre San Diego, CA
10/4: The Joint Las Vegas, NV
10/5 & 10/6: Greek Theatre Los Angeles, CA
10/7 Santa Barbara Bowl Santa Barbara, CA
Head to the Tour Page of the band’s website for full ticketing details.
H.O.R.D.E. founders Blues Traveler celebrate 25 years together in 2012, a year that also marks the 20th anniversary of the first H.O.R.D.E. Tour. The band members have all contributed personal photos from throughout their career to a gallery on Facebook that’s must-see material for Traveler fans.
Here’s a look at six other stories of note from this week…
Finally, a few days ago Camp Bisco organizers unveiled the lineup for this year’s festival. Joining the Disco Biscuits a top the bill are dubstep bigwigs Skrillex and Bassnectar. From our musical world, we’re excited to see Portugal. The Man, El Ten Eleven, Rubblebucket and Kung Fu make the lineup. The 11th installment of Camp Bisco is set to take place at Indian Lookout Country Club in Mariaville, New York on July 12 – 14. You can purchase $170 general admission tickets through the festival’s website. Here’s the complete listing of Camp Bisco artists announced thus far…
The Disco Biscuits; Bassnectar; Skrillex; Amon Tobin ISAM; Crystal Castles; Atmosphere; Big Boi; Shpongle presents The Masquerade; A-Trak; Lotus; Simian Mobile Disco (DJ set); Dada Life; Zeds Dead; Porter Robinson; Portugal. The Man; Big Gigantic; Bonobo (DJ set); Zedd; Mimosa; Daedelus; Holy Fuck; Mord Fustang; Break Science with Chali 2na; Kill the Noise; Rubblebucket; Gramatik; Tycho; Star Slinger; NiT GriT; Brothers Past; Archnemesis; El Ten Eleven; Craze; Alvin Risk; The M Machine; Zoogma; Eliot Lipp Live; 3LAU; Mansions on the Moon; Future Rock; Minnesota; The Knocks; Abakus; Thundercat; Shigeto; Ill-Esha; Killabits; Lance Herbstrong; Mux Mool; Orchard Lounge; Virtual Boy; DrFameus; Nick Catchdubs; Codes; JWLS; Star Eyes; Mindelixir; The Nadis Warriors; Paul Chambers; Inspired Flight; Freekbot; Alpha Data; Kung Fu; Manhattan Project; Rich Aucoin; HOTTUB; Xylos; Spiritual Rez; Bird of Prey; Revolvr and Michetti
This Sunday night at Radio City Music Hall in New York City, Jon Stewart, Stephen Colbert, Eddie Izzard, Russell Brand, Sarah Silverman and Fred Armisen as well as Coldplay and Mumford & Sons will perform as part of the first-ever U.S. edition of Amnesty International’s The Secret Policeman’s Ball. The action starts at 7PM ET/4PM PT and for those who can’t attend, you can watch the performances through the EPIX streaming service. EPIX is a premium multi-channel entertainment service available on television, video-on-demand, Xbox 360, Roku, online and on Android-enabled devices.
Head here for a free two-week trial to see what EPIX is all about.
Finally, we are expecting a quiet few months from Arcade Fire after a big two years from the Canadian band in support of The Suburbs. However, the group did record a new song for the T. Bone Burnett-produced Hunger Games soundtrack which you can stream at Entertainment Weekly. The tune, entitled Abraham’s Daughter, will play over the film’s closing credits.
The long-awaited Black Sabbath Reunion Tour, which was set to kick off this May in Moscow, has been canceled due to Tony Iommi’s battle with lymphoma. The metal pioneers will still play the Download Festival in the U.K. on June 10. Many of the Sabbath gigs have been replaced by Ozzy & Friends performances featuring Ozzy Osbourne and Geezer Butler of Sabbath as well as guitarist Zakk Wylde. Head over to CoS for more details. Meanwhile, Bill Ward has issued another statement on Facebook about his contractual battle with his Black Sabbath band mates.
Here’s six other stories of note as we end the week…
Finally, many music fans were shocked and disturbed during Sunday night’s Grammys telecast to find out that there are people out there that don’t know who Paul McCartney is. Funny or Die has put together a hilarious parody portraying The History Channel and Twitter’s biography of Sir Paul McCartney.
Shortly after Sasquatch! organizers announced the 2012 lineup, which has Jack White at the top of the bill, Jack’s publicist put out a press release that mentions the new solo artist will also headline the 2012 Hangout Music Fest ahead of the official announcement…oops. Rather than pretend the news hadn’t leaked, the festival’s Twitter feed came alive with word that White will indeed headline Hangout and that the rest of the initial lineup will be announced on Tuesday.
Here’s six other stories of note as we end the week…
Finally, tomorrow marks radio station KPFA’s annual Grateful Dead marathon hosted by David Gans. Gans promises lots of rare recordings from the archive including unreleased Jerry Garcia Band material as well as live performances from The Fall Risk and David Nelson Band. You can tune in live over the internet starting tomorrow, February 4, at 9AM PST.
On Linked In, a group of Grateful Dead-loving professionals have gotten together to start the Deadheads With Ties group to help network with each other. A recent topic on the group was “Do you feel that being a Deadhead is a problem in the corporate world?” As you can imagine, for some members of the group the answer was “yes.” Al Lewis has more.
Finally, last night Trey Anastasio debuted yet another new song at the Thomas Wolfe Auditorium in Asheville, North Carolina. The song, co-written with longtime collaborator Tom Marshall, is called Frost and you can read all the lyrics at Trey.com. Here’s a look at last night’s setlist via Phish.net…
Back in November certified yoga instructor and longtime Phish fan Chris Calarco put together a workshop connecting his two passions. Calarco’s Phish Yoga classes were an instant hit and he now offers them on a weekly basis at Stumptown Yoga in Portland, OR as well as at studios nationwide under a program he developed. Here’s more on his classes…
Surrender to the Flow classes are thematically arranged to connect the complementary worlds of Phish and yoga helping students explore both endeavors as sacred paths. Live mixes that span the band’s illustrious career help to deepen and extend the theme. Recent classes include: “Spanda and The Divine Pulse of Phish”, “A Celebration and a Practice”, “Live Your Phish Inspiration”, “Higher Consciousness Through Phish and the Body”. Chris and his students have found the inspiration of Phish to be sustaining and enlivening when practicing yoga. A blissful “Harry Hood” or deep, dark “Sand” can motivate us toward physical, mental, and spiritual growth.
Calarco, who contributes to Glide Magazine, will be holding these Surrender to the Flow classes next weekend at Phish’s Super Ball IX festival in Watkins Glen, NY and at Root Yoga in Denver during the band’s Labor Day Weekend performances. To find out more about these classes, in which students are encouraged to sing along, dance and move off the mat as the spirit moves them, be sure to follow Chris on Twitter and visit the Phish Yoga Facebook page.
Let’s look at a few more stories of note this week…
We’ve heard nothing but amazing things about Rush’s Time Machine tour, where the band performed all of Moving Pictures as well as an ample number of both hits and rarities. For those who missed catching a Time Machine show live, you can see how it went down on a DVD/Blu-ray release of the same name that’s set to hit stores on September 27.
According to Blabbermouth, the release will most likely include footage of Rush’s April 15 performance at the Quicken Loans Center in Cleveland.
Here’s a look at six other stories of note as we end the week…
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Finally, Robbie Robertson made another appearance in support of How to Become Clairvoyant last night when he played Straight Down The Line backed by The Roots and Robert Randolph on Late Night with Jimmy Fallon.
The Michael Dorf-produced Neil Young Tribute took place at Carnegie Hall last night and our friends at Thrasher’s Wheat have a full report on the event. Among the highlights were Joan Osborne singing Old Man, J Mascis tackling Cortez The Killer, Sugar Mountain by The Wood Brothers, Keller Williams’ version of Comes A Time, Evan Dando and Juliana Hatfield tearing into Cinnamon Girl, Down By The River by The Roots and an all-star finale featuring all the performers on Hey, Hey, My, My (Into The Black).
Avant jazz-jammers Medeski, Martin and Wood are celebrating their 20th Anniversary this year and today announced the start of that celebration. MMW will play ten shows out West this March in which the first set will consist of fan requests while the second set will be a nod to the improvisational shack party days with special guests to be announced. You can leave your song requests on the band’s Facebook Page or by sending a list of the three songs you want to hear to firstname.lastname@example.org.
The band also announced that they will hit the studio to record 20 tracks to be released monthly until the end of the year. MMW promises more details and dates to follow. Head over to MMW.net for the full list of tour dates.
Let’s take a look at six other links of interest this week…
Finally, moe. was joined by pedal steel ace Robert Randolph last night at The Fillmore in San Francisco. Randolph joined the indie-jammers for Brent Black and CalifornIA. The band also revisited Al’s Silver Sun tune that they debuted at the Electric Lemoe.nade Acid Test Halloween Show and busted out an electric Queen of the Rodeo for the first time in nearly six years.
Finally, Phish’s latest e-mail blast revealed that the band will put out three June 2010 shows that have been lovingly remastered by Fred Kevorkian on January 18th via iTunes. The performances slated for release are June 27th from Columbia, MD and the two Alpharetta, GA concerts from July 3rd and 4th. What the email doesn’t mention is that three August shows – August 6th and 7th from Berkeley and August 13th from Noblesville, IN – will follow shortly thereafter as you can see on AllMusic.com.
Last August, Wilco threw a three-day festival at MASS MoCA in North Adams, MA called Solid Sound and yesterday the group announced that they will return to the site for a second go at the seemingly annual event on June 24-26. Look for more information on Solid Sound 2011 on January 18th, when promoters expect to announce more details.
Before we head off for the weekend, here’s some linkage for you…
Finally, the initial lineup for the 2011 Telluride Bluegrass Festival has been revealed and includes Robert Plant and Band of Joy, Yonder Mountain String Band and Railroad Earth. Other acts confirmed for the June 16-19 event are the Telluride House Band featuring Sam, Béla, Jerry, Edgar, Bryan & Stuart, Sam Bush Band, Cornmeal, The Infamous Stringdusters, Béla Fleck & the Original Flecktones, Emmylou Harris and Tim O’Brien Band. [Jambands.com]
On February 1st, Universal Music/ Tuff Gong will put out a new live album from Bob Marley and the Wailers called Live Forever taped at the reggae legend’s last recorded performance on September 23, 1980 at the Stanley Theatre in Pittsburgh, PA. At the show, Marley and his band rocked a number of songs from his new album at the time, Uprising, as well as plenty of Bob’s greatest hits from throughout his career.
This marks the first time this long-bootlegged show will be released officially, though the version of Redemption Song from this gig was released as the final song on 1992′s Songs of Freedom box set.
Here’s a look at six other stories of note this week…
Finally, Paul McCartney stopped by Late Night With Jimmy Fallon to perform a couple of songs and sit for an interview with the comedian. Not only did Macca play the Lennon tribute, Here Today, he also treated the audience to a version of the Beatles’ classic Yesterday that included the original verse “scrambled eggs/oh my baby how I love your legs” and additional made up lyrics that McCartney came up with in a dream before changing the words to the more familiar version we all know. Take a look…
Apparently a number of festivals are trying to sell tickets over the holiday season as announcements are hitting our mailbox at a furious pace. To name a few - The Hangout Festival will return to Gulf Shores, AL on May 20 – 22, moe.’s Snoe.down event comes back to the Killington/Rutland region of Vermont on March 25th through 27th and the Sasquatch! Festival announced its return to The Gorge over Memorial Day Weekend as well as named the Foo Fighters as the Friday night headliner.
Most of this week’s festival announcements came sans lineup announcements, but not Bear Creek. The event, which just wrapped its 2010 event, has already divulged part of the bill for next year’s festival. Medeski, Scofield, Martin and Wood, Lettuce, The Funky Meters and MMW are just a few of the bands scheduled to perform in Live Oak on November 11-13, 2011.
Finally, moe. side project DiSGRACe comes to the NYC area for three shows this weekend. Al Schnier, Chuck Garvey and Rob Derhak head to the Stone Pony in Asbury Park, NJ this evening before hitting the Big Apple for performances at Ace of Clubs on Saturday and Sullivan Hall on Sunday. For a taste of the band’s sound, check out this clip of Shoot First…
The Mike Gordon Band’s tour is in full swing as the group incorporates new covers and originals into the repertoire. At Wednesday night’s gig in Seattle, Cactus and his band mates debuted their version of The Outdoor Type by The Lemonheads – not exactly a group you’d expect Gordon to cover, but that’s what we love about him.
Finally, Younger Brother – the electronica act fronted by Simon Posford (Shpongle, Hallucinogen), Benji Vaughan (Prometheus) and Ruu Campbell (Leftfield) – will release a new album called Vaccine in early 2011 that features contributions from Marc Brownstein, Joe Russo and Tom Hamilton. The group has offered a taste of the album via an EP titled Night Lead Me Astray, which is available for purchase through iTunes. Look for an extensive worldwide tour from the band next year after the album drops.