Wednesday, September 30, 2009

New Live Unreleased Nirvana Track

On November 3, Sub Pop will release a remastered version of Nirvana's Bleach. It will be released on CD and on 180 gram white vinyl. Included on the release, will be a 1990 performance at the Pine Street Theatre in Portland, OR. You can preview one of the tracks from the live performance here. The complete tracklist is below.

Bleach: Deluxe Edition:
1. Blew
2. Floyd the Barber
3. About a Girl
4. School
5. Love Buzz
6. Paper Cuts
7. Negative Creep
8. Scoff
9. Swap Meet
10. Mr. Moustache
11. Sifting
12. Big Cheese
13. Downer

Live at Pine Street Theatre:
1. Intro
2. School
3. Floyd the Barber
4. Dive
5. Love Buzz
6. Spank Thru
7. Molly's Lips
8. Sappy
9. Scoff
10. About a Girl
11. Been a Son
12. Blew

[via Pitchfork]

Video: Great Lake Swimmers - I Will Never See The Sun

The Great Lake Swimmers "I Will Never See The Sun" was recently featured in a short film by director
Anita Doron.

For more information check out the blog on the film
here. Article on Phish Bustouts

From their first show at Fenway Park until their final show at SPAC this summer, Phish dusted off some tunes that hadn't been played in a quiet a while. While Phish fans generally enjoy hearing these older tunes, David Steinberg over at wonders are they really necessary?

Click here
to read the article.

Tuesday, September 29, 2009

Wilco guest DJing on WXRT Today!

Members of Wilco will be spinning tunes for WXRT today at 3 p.m. CDT.

Click here
to listen online.

Thom Yorke Forms New Band

Don't worry folks, Radiohead hasn't broken up!

Thom Yorke has put together an interesting group of musicians for an unnamed solo project. The group consists of Red Hot Chili Peppers' bassist Flea, Radiohead producer Nigel Godrich, Beck/R.E.M. drummer Joey Waronker, and multi-instrumentalist Mauro Refosco.

Thom Yorke & company have announced two shows set for October 4 & 5 at the Orpheum Theatre in Los Angeles, CA.

For more info click

Monday, September 28, 2009

Phish to Play The Last Record Alive

Earlier today, Phish updated their website and gave fans a sneak peak into what they might be playing for their musical costume at Festival 8. It appears as we get closer to the festival, album covers will be axed off the website until we are left with the last record alive. The list of artists is very diverse and includes Rage Against The Machine, Wilco, MGMT, Elton John, Aerosmith, The Beach Boys, Devo and many more.

Albums that have been axed are:
Medeski Martin & Wood - Shack-man
Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers - Damn the Torpedoes
Talking Heads - Fear Of Music
Leonard Cohen - I'm Your Man

The Velvet Underground - The Velvet Underground & Nico
The Who - Who's Next
Huey Lewis And The News - Sports
The Beatles - Rubber Soul
White Stripes - Elephant
Ween - White Pepper
Fleetwood Mac - Rumors
Primus - Sailing The Seas Of Cheese
Allman Brothers Band - Eat A Peach
Pixies - Come On Pilgrim
Manu Chao - Clandestino
Pavement - Crooked Rain, Crooked Rain

I will be updating the list as more albums are axed, so check back often.

Video: Rose Hill Drive - Sneak Out

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News From The Analog........

  • Last week the nominees were announced for the 2010 Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. The list include KISS, ABBA, Genesis, LL Cool J & The Rod Hot Chili Peppers among others. To view the entire list click here
  • The Beatles destroyed the album charts with their remastered albums. Glide Magazine has the break down
  • The inspiration behind The Beatles 'Lucy In The Sky With Diamonds' has passed away
  • The schedule for Austin City Limits' 35th season was announced
  • Ivan Neville sat in with Mike Gordon at the Park West in Chicago this past weekend
Finally, in the midst of their larger than life world tour, U2 has yet to make a penny after playing 32 shows. Paul McGuinness, the bands manager said they will not make it into the black until the conclusion of their North American tour, which ends at the end of October. It was also revealed that the overhead for each show is an astounding $750,000.

Thursday, September 24, 2009

Phish Announce Festival 8 Schedule

Today, Phish announced the schedule for Festival 8 at the Empire Polo Club in Indio, CA. They will play their first acoustic set since the Bridge School Benefit shows in 1998. Check out the schedule below.

Friday, October 30

4:00PM - Concert field opens

7:30 PM - Set I

10:00 PM- Set II

Saturday, October 31

12:00 PM - Concert field opens

3:00 PM - Set I

7:30 PM - The Halloween Set

10:00 PM - Set III

Sunday, November 1

10:00 AM - Concert field opens

12:00 PM - Acoustic Set

5:30 PM - Set II

8:30 PM - Set III

The Black Keys will celebrate NYE in Chicago

The Akron, Ohio based blues-rock duo will celebrate New Year's Eve at the Riviera Theatre in Chicago. Tickets go on sale Saturday, September 26 via Ticketmaster

Joel Graves of the band Everest talks Neil Young

Joel Graves recently talked with Los Angeles based blog Aquarium Drunkard about some of his favorite Neil Young tracks. Everest along with Wilco recently toured with Young, who
just released Archives: Volume 1 in various formats. It was the first in a series or archival releases that will eventually span his whole career. Click here to read the story.

Aquarium Drunkard]

Tuesday, September 22, 2009 sits down with Phish bassist Mike Gordon

Dean Budnick sat down with Mike Gordon earlier this month to discuss his current solo tour and Phish. Check out the interview here. You can also check out the new and improved We are going to miss the purple banner at the top of the page!

Monday, September 21, 2009

News From The Analog

  • The biggest music news this past week was the long awaited announcement of the Pavement reunion. The band has announced four shows at Rumsey Playfield in Central Park. Expect a full tour to be announced in the future
  • Rolling Stone rolls out their fall music preview
  • The Smashing Pumpkins announced some ambitious plans for their new album
  • Paste Magazine has a really cool feature on Pearl Jam
  • The Flaming Lips want you to ride your bike naked with them
  • Thom Yorke released a video for his new track "All for the Best"

Thursday, September 17, 2009

Great Lake Swimmers Announce European Tour & Debut New Music Video

Still buzzing from their latest release Lost Channels, Great Lake Swimmers have announced a November European tour. The band has also released a new music video for the song "Still", which you can check out below. I highly recommend checking these guys out live. They put on a tremendous show!

Grate Lake Swimmers 2009 North American Fall Tour Dates
Sep 24
- Higher Ground, Burlington, VT
Sep 25 - The Middle East Cafe, Cambridge, MA
Sep 27 - The Bowery Ballroom, New York, NY
Sep 28 - Music Hall of Williamsburg, Brooklyn, NY
Sep 29 - Johnny Brenda's, Philadelphia, PA
Oct 1 - The Black Cat, Washington, DC
Oct 2 - The Artscenter, Carrboro, NC
Oct 3 - The Southern, Charlottesville, VA
Oct 4 - Mountain Stage at WVU, Morgantown, WV^
Oct 5 - The Square Room, Knoxville, TN
Oct 7 - Workplay Theatre, Birmingham, AL
Oct 8 - The Hi Tone, Memphis, TN
Oct 9 - Union Court, University of Oklahoma, Norman, OK
Oct 12 - The El Rey Theater, Los Angeles, CA
Oct 14 - The Great American Music Hall, San Francisco, CA
Oct 16 - The Crocodile Cafe, Seattle, WA
Oct 17 - Doug Fir, Portland, OR
Oct 20 - The State Room, Salt Lake City, UT
Oct 21 - Larimer Lounge, Denver, CO
Oct 22 - Bourbon Theatre, Lincoln, NE
Oct 23 - Memorial Union, Univ. of Wisconsin, Madison, WI Free Show!
Oct 24 - Illini Union Courtyard Cafe, Urbana, IL
Oct 25 - The Cedar Cultural Center, Minneapolis, MN
Oct 26 - The Maintenance Shop at Iowa State University, Ames, IA
Oct 28 - Lincoln Hall, Chicago, IL
Oct 29 - Subkirk, South Bend, IN - All Ages
Oct 30 - Ladies Literary Club for Calvin College, Grand Rapids, MI

^ -
with Regina Spektor, Yo La Tengo, Sonny Landreth & Will Hoge

Great Lake Swimmers 2009 Fall European Tour Dates
Nov 11 -
Komedia, Brighton, United Kingdom
Nov 13 - Crawdaddy, Dublin, Ireland
Nov 14 - Speakeasy, Belfast, United Kingdom
Nov 15 - Glee club, Birmingham, United Kingdom
Nov 16 - Deaf Institute, Manchester, United Kingdom
Nov 17 - Metropolis, Bristol, United Kingdom
Nov 18 - Scala, London, United Kingdom
Nov 19 - Glaz’art, Paris, France
Nov 21 - Le Vauban, Brest, France
Nov 23 - Molotow, Hamburg, Germany
Nov 24 - Festsaal Kreuzberg, Berlin, Germany
Nov 25 - Steinbruch, Duisburg, Germany
Nov 26 - King Georg, Köln, Germany
Nov 27 - Friedenskirche, Dachau, Germany
Nov 28 - Toutpartout 15 years @ Botanique, Brussels, Belgium

[via Great Lake Swimmers]

Currently Listening To........

The National - Alligator
  1. Secret Meeting
  2. Karen
  3. Lit Up
  4. Looking for Astronauts
  5. Daughters of the Soho Riots
  6. Baby, We'll be Fine
  7. Friend of Mine
  8. Val Jester
  9. All the Wine
  10. Abel
  11. The Geese of Beverly Road
  12. City Middle
  13. Mr. November
I remember buying Alligator a few years back after hearing very good things about The National. I gave it a very casual spin and didn't really connect with the record and so it wound up in my sizable record collection. The other day I was hanging out in my apartment, and for some reason I wanted to give it a listen. After listening to the opening track "Secret Meeting", I was sold and have listened to album for 2 days straight. The album is a magnificent collection of music that just sticks with you.

The music is very chill for the most part and the vocals of lead singer Matt Berninger are simply stunning. His baritone voice along with his delivery gives the music great depth. If you are looking for a good record to chill to, then this is it. Check out "Daughters of the Soho Riots", as it is my favorite track on the record. Like an alligator laying in wake in a swamp, The National have created a fierce album that has some bite of its own.

Wednesday, September 16, 2009

Review: U2 Shines at Solider Field

Music has always served as my escape from the every day hustle and bustle of life. The economic crisis that has gripped this country has affected the way that people live and has inevitably changed the way that people spend their money. To most people, concert tickets would be on top of the list of items to cut out of their budget. It seems as if U2 serves as the exception to the rule.

When the house lights cut out on Sunday night at Chicago’s Soldier Field the crowd erupted. You could tell the audience was ready for any and everything the band had in store for them. U2 could have easily rolled out their greatest hits and pleased the crowd, but they held back and played a career-spanning set.

The band wasted no time in introducing their new material. The first four songs of set included Breathe, No Line on the Horizon, Get on Your Boots and Magnificent off their latest release No Line On The Horizon. The album has been meet with mixed reviews, but that hasn’t deterred the band from playing the material live. If anything, a lot of U2’s material translates much better live than on their records. Sunday’s show was no exception.

Bono gave props to local heroes Wilco by singing the line “kiss and ride on the cta” from Far Far Away before launching into Beautiful Day. It was a subtle shout out, but none the less Bono recognized that even though U2 can sell out Soldier Field, Chicago is still Wilco’s town.

It is well publicized that U2 has - for lack of a better word - a ridiculous stage for their 360º World Tour. It takes over 100 trailers to bring it from city to city and takes 48 hours to dismantle and load out. The carbon foot print that U2 is leaving would make even Big Foot blush. It is estimated their carbon footprint for this tour will exceed 65,000 tons. That is the equivalent of flying an airliner to Mars! The band is working on plans to offset their environmental disaster, but the plans won’t be announced until after the tour concludes.

The massive stage played a big role in I Still Haven’t Found What I’m Looking For, which served as one of the high points of the night. There were goosebumps aplenty as 60,000+ sang the chorus. This was one of those moments where you say to yourself, “that was awesome!” Before the song, Bono joked that the stage was the “latest in a long line of U2 accessories” referring to their Zoo TV Tour & Popmart Tour, which also featured elaborate stage designs. It was very fitting as Bono was poking fun at his own band’s enjoyment for putting on a true stadium rock show.

Despite the overwhelming size of the stage U2 fit the space surprisingly well. City of Blinding Lights saw the giant screen light up Solider Field. Four spot lights on top of the stage shot into space. The Edge, whose guitar playing is not very flashy, sounded great. His unique sound has defined U2’s sound from the beginning. While not playing one guitar solo the whole evening, The Edge used his myriad of effect pedals to shape the sonic landscape. The rhythm section of drummer Larry Mullen Jr. and bass player Adam Clayton kept perfect time, content to let their band mates shine.

The band ran through classics like Vertigo and Sunday Bloody Sunday before closing their set with a tremendous version of Walk On.

For two hours on Sunday night U2 took their fans on a voyage that many will never forget. Despite the hard economic times the band was able to fill the stadium both nights, which is impressive to say the least. While it may not have been the best concert it was certainly memorable, not only for the production of the show but for the sheer passion the band performs with. After all these years U2 has shown themselves to be the rare ultra-successful band that continues to deliver on all levels.

In case you didn’t read the forecast for Chicago this past Sunday, it was certainly a beautiful day.

Thanks to Scott over at Hidden Track for posting the review on their site.

Tuesday, September 15, 2009

Pavement Set to Reunite

Brooklyn Vegan is reporting that the band will reunite next year.

Monday, September 14, 2009

News From The Analog

  • The Black Keys unveiled their new hip-hop project Blakroc. I am a huge Black Keys fan and this is very exciting. Mos-Def among others appear the record, which will be released on November 27. Let's hope they take this on the road [via Pitchfork]
  • Jack White has donated $170,000 to help rebuild the baseball field that he played on when he was a kid [via NME]
  • Some Q & A with Pearl Jam on their forthcoming release Backspacer [via Billboard]
  • Live Music Blog put together a podcast of some of the best Phish jams this summer [via Live Music Blog]
  • Check out Weezer's new album cover [via Gigwise]
Kanye West made an ass out of himself once again, by crashing Taylor Swift's party as she accepted her award for "Best Female Video", at the MTV Video Music Awards. West grabbed the mic and proclaimed that Beyonce's "Single Ladies (Put a Ring on It)" was one of the best videos of all time. After West finished his tirade, he handed the microphone back to Swift who was visibly shaken. This just confirms to everyone that Kanye West is the biggest ASSHOLE in music! [via Jambase]

Sunday, September 13, 2009

Trey Anastasio with the New York Philharmonic at Carnegie Hall

Last night at Carnegie Hall in New York City, Phish guitarist Trey Anastasio fulfilled one of his career goals of playing with the New York Philharmonic at the aforementioned venue. I have only read two reviews of the show and they have been very positive. Carnegie Hall can't even keep the nitrous dealers from crashing the party. I will never forget leaving the Phish show at Fenway Park earlier this year and counting at least 20 nitrous tanks hissing away. I just wish the nitrous dealers could leave their tanks at home and contribute something positive to one of the truly unique music scenes today. Check out the setlist below. Above photo by
Chad Batka for The New York Times

Trey Anastasio with the New York Philharmonic


Carnegie Hall

New York, NY

Set I: First Tube, The Inlaw Josie Wales, Brian and Robert, Divided Sky, Water In the Sky, Pebbles and Marbles, Guyute Orchestral

Set II: Time Turns Elastic, Let Me Lie, You Enjoy Myself

Encore: If I Could

[via Hidden Track]
[via Head Count]

Review: NY Times
Download: Trey Anastasio with the New York Philharmonic @ Carnegie Hall 9-12-09 [MeidaFire]

Saturday, September 12, 2009

The Mars Volta 9-11-09 The Congress Theatre - Chicago, IL

I was watching Michael Jordan's induction speech into the NBA Hall of Fame, when I made a last minute decision to catch The Mars Volta at The Congress Theatre. After all, it was only a 15 minute walk to the venue from my place. I picked up a ticket at the box office and made my way to the balcony. This has to be my least favorite venue in Chicago. The sound is not very good and the biggest problem is that there is absolutely NO air circulation. Even though I sat in the balcony, I was sweating from the moment I got to my seat.

You can never be fully prepared for the musical trip that The Mars Volta take you on when they perform. They can go from 0-1000 at the drop of a dime. "Son Et Lumiere" kicked the show off and from the beginning the band meant business. In between the songs keyboard riffs drummer Thomas Pridgen's thunderous drum fills shook the entire building.

Omar Rodriguez-Lopez used "Goliath" for his first extended guitar solo and with blistering speed delivered one of the best moments of the show. Lead vocalist Cedric Bixler-Zavala moved around the stage like a young James Brown.

As chaotic as the music can be at times, The Mars Volta are able to slow it down and add some psychedelia to their show. As "Roulette Dares (the haunt of)" came to and end the band cooled off for a bit for a very nice ambient jam. Keyboardist Isaiah "Ikey" Owens and Marcel Rodriguez-Lopez really shined during this song as their added textures really enhanced the ambient nature of the jam.

Channeling the spirit of Jimmy Page is what Omar Rodriguez-Lopez did during the jam in "Ilyena". The riff that he was playing was very similar to "Immigrant Song" and fit the song perfectly.

On several occasions during the night, drummer Thomas Pridgen used his brute force and took over the show. He looked like an octopus behind the drums with both of his arms just wailing away without missing a beat. The Mars Volta continue to create fresh music and if we are lucky the band will continue to grace us with some of the craziest, fastest, interesting and most beautiful music being made today.

The Mars Volta
The Congress Theatre
Chicago, IL

Son Et Lumiere
Intertiatic E.S.P
Roulette Dares
Viscera Eyes
Halo Of Nembutals
Eunuch Provocateur
Drunkship Of Lanterns
The Widow
Wax Simulacra

Wednesday, September 9, 2009

Phish 'Joy' - A Joy To Listen To

By the time Phish released 'Joy', they had already debuted all of the songs on their summer tour. Most of them were well received, and the songs were in the mix every night. I personally rank this in my top 3 Phish albums, along with 'Billy Breathes' & 'Story Of the Ghost'. The music is refreshing and you really get a sense that Phish is healthy and having fun.

"Backward Down The Number Line" opens the album, and they could not have picked a better song to kick off Phish 3.0. This song just rocks, and is classic Trey Anastasio/Tom Marshall collaboration. The jam out of this song got better with each performance, culminating with a mind bending version at Toyota Park.

Other songs that really stand out are "Kill Devil Falls", which reminds me of "Chalkdust Torture", but with a little more edge. "Joy", is probably my favorite track on the album. I might get a little flack for this, but for some reason this song just clicks with me. The song was written by Trey about his sister who passed away recently . The music is beautiful and if you really listen to the lyrics you really get a sense of how much the song means to Trey.

With 'Joy', Phish have given their fans an amazing collection of new music. The band has come a long way since Coventry, and has a renewed focus and direction. I have listened to this album over and over, and each time it just get's better. Phish should be very proud of their new album, as it is certain a joy to listen to.

Tuesday, September 8, 2009

Widespread Panic Announces Fall Tour

After finishing their first leg of shows with the Allman Brothers in Chicago last week, Widespread Panic have just announced their fall tour. Check out the dates below.

October 30-31 Austin, TX—Austin Music Hall

November 1 New Orleans, LA—Voodoo Experience

November 3 El Paso, TX—Abraham Chavez Theatre

November 4 Phoenix, AZ—Dodge Theatre

November 6-8 Los Angeles, CA—Orpheum Theatre

November 10 Reno, NV—Grand Sierra Theatre

November 12-14 Oakland, CA—Fox Theatre

November 17-18 Kansas City, MO—Midland Theatre

November 20-22 Milwaukee, WI—Riverside Theatre
November 24 Royal Oak, MI—Royal Oak Theatre

November 25 Indianapolis, IN—Murat Theatre

November 27-28 Charleston, SC—N. Charleston Coliseum

[via Glide Magazine]

Monday, September 7, 2009

News From The Analog

  • Billboard sits down with Paul McCartney to talk about The Beatles:Rock Band, the remastering of Abbey Road and iTunes. Above photo (AP Photo/MTV Games)
  • British phenoms Arctic Monkeys have lined up a UK and Ireland arena tour. NME has the scoop here.
  • Last Thursday members of The Strokes, The Killers and even Kid Rock showed up to salute Tom Petty. Brooklyn Vegan has the scoop on last weeks Petty Fest at Bowery Ballroom in NYC.
  • Phish was featured on NPR's Morning Edition last week. The segment which featured Trey Anastasio and Page McConnell talked about their new album 'Joy' and what the future holds for the phab four. Click here to read the interview.
Last, but sadly it took seventy days for Michael Jackson to be buried. Pretty sad if you ask me, but this is just the beginning of what will be a very long line of court cases regarding who gets what. Rolling Stone has the coverage here.

Sunday, September 6, 2009

Currently Listening To........

Foo Fighters - Self Titled
1. This Is A Call
2. I'll Stick Around
3. Big Me
4. Alone + Easy Target
5. Good Grief
6. Floaty
7. Weenie Beenie
8. Oh, George
9. For All The Cows
10. X-Static
11. Wattershed
12. Exhausted

After the death of Kurt Cobain, it didn't take Dave Grohl long to get back in the saddle. After turning down an offer to become the full time drummer for Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers, Grohl entered the studio to record the Foo Fighters first full length album. Grohl played every instrument on the album except one guitar track played by Greg Dulli of The Afghan Whigs.

With the exception of two tracks this album is pretty heavy. Grohl's drumming on the album is very impressive and it reminds me a lot like his drumming on In Utero. His guitar is work isn't to shabby either. Of all of the Foo Fighters album, this is the least polished, but that doesn't take away from the quality of the record.

It is very fitting that the final song on the album is "Exhausted". I can't imagine the roller coaster ride of emotions that Grohl went through after the death of Cobain. The album was released just 15 months after his passing. By the time you get to the song, the listener is literally exhausted from the non-stop guitar and drum assault. Throw in a little screaming and you have a straight forward in your face rock n roll album.

Refusing to mount a major tour for the album, Grohl and band mates Pat Smear, Nate Mendel & William Goldsmith opted to open for Mike Watt on his
Ringspiel club tour. I was very fortunate to have caught their show at The Metro in Chicago. I was surprised to see that Grohl was playing guitar and not drums, but you could tell that he clearly enjoyed leading the band. Although, he didn't play drums for the Foo Fighters, he did play drums for part of Mike Watts set and it was awesome! Eddie Vedder of Pearl Jam was at the show as well. He performed as part of the opening act Hoovercraft, which was fronted by his then wife Beth Liebling, and as a part of Mike Watts band. It was a show that I will never forget.

It is amazing to think that The Foo Fighters are fifteen years old. They are currently on a hiatus of sorts, but Dave Grohl has not stopped making music. He has recently formed a supergroup called Them Crooked Vultures with John Paul Jones & Josh Homme. They are preparing to release their debut album with a tour booked as well. There is one thing for sure and that is Dave Grohl loves making music. I hope he continues to do so because I certainly do enjoy listening to it.

Mike Watt
May 6, 1995
The Metro
Chicago, IL

Walking the Cow@
Big Train
Against the 70's
Drove up from Pedro
Makin' the Freeway
Chinese Firedrill
Piss-Bottle Man
Forever - One Reporter's Opinion
E-Ticket Ride
Political Song for Michael Jackson to Sing
Coincidence is Either Hit or Miss
The Red and the Black
E: Secret Garden%
Powerful Hankerin'

@ - Daniel Johnston cover
# - Pearl Jam cover. First time ever played and would be released on No Code the following year.
$ - Blue Oyster Cult cover
% - Madonna cover

Mike Watt - Bass, Vocals
Dave Grohl - Drums, Guitar on three songs & Backup vocals
Eddie Vedder - Guitar, Backup vocals & Lead vocals on Habit
Pat Smear - Guitar, Backup vocals & Lead vocals on Secret Garden
William Goldsmith - Drums

Friday, September 4, 2009

U2 Begins North American Tour Next Week In Chicago

U2 starts their North American tour next weekend in Chicago. They posted a video on their website of their crew taking apart their massive stage! I am not sure massive is the correct word to use, nonetheless it is very impressive. I will be at their second show at Solider Field show and can't wait to check out what the band has in store! Check out the video below. > News > Day 9 And Counting

U2 North American Tour Dates
Sept. 12 Solider Field - Chicago, IL#
Sept. 13 Solider Field - Chicago, IL#

Sept. 16 Rogers Centre - Toronto, ON#

Sept. 17 Rogers Centre - Toronto, ON#

Sept. 20 Gillette Stadium - Foxborough, MA#

Sept. 21 Gillette Stadium - Foxborough, MA#

Sept. 23 Giants Stadium - E. Rutherford, NJ^

Sept. 24 Giants Stadium - E. Rutherford, NJ^

Sept. 29 FedEx Field - Landover, MD^

Oct. 1 Scott Stadium - Charlottesville, VA^

Oct. 3 Carter-Finley Stadium - Raleigh, NC^

Oct. 6 Georgia Dome - Atlanta, GA^

Oct. 9 Raymond James Stadium - Tampa, FL^

Oct. 12 New Cowboy Stadium - Arlington, TX^

Oct. 14 Reliant Stadium - Houston, TX^

Oct. 18 Oklahoma Memorial Stadium - Norman, OK*

Oct. 20 University of Phoenix Stadium - Glendale, AZ*

Oct. 23 Sam Boyd Stadium - Whitney, NV*

Oct. 25 Rose Bowl - Pasadena, CA*

Oct. 28 BC Palace Stadium - Vancouver, BC*

# - with Snow Patrol

^ - with Muse

* - with Black Eyed Peas

Wednesday, September 2, 2009

Mark Knopfler - New Album and Tour

Although I have enjoyed his last two solo albums, they have been just ok in my opinion, but I am very excited to hear what Mark Knopfler has up his sleeve with his forthcoming album Get Lucky. The album will be released on September 15 with a tour to follow. His work with Dire Straits is absolutely brilliant. One of my favorite albums of all time is Making Movies.

Billboard has the scoop on the new album and tour

Tuesday, September 1, 2009

Listen to Jay-Z's New Album

You can listen to it

Them Crooked Vultures Announce Tour

The supergroup featuring Dave Grohl (Nirvana, Foo Fighters), John Paul Jones (Led Zeppelin) and Josh Homme (Queens of the Stone Age) have announced a US fall tour with a UK tour to follow in December. The band also posted a video of the song "Elephants" in the studio. They just posted a new music video of "Scumbag Blues", which is also below.

I missed out on getting tickets to their first ever live show at Metro a few weeks back, but next time they are in town I will definitely be there!

Them Crooked Vultures Tour Dates

10/01/09 Thu Stubb's BBQ Austin, TX

10/02/09 Fri Zilker Park Austin, TX (Austin City Limits Festival)

10/05/09 Mon War Memorial Auditorium Nashville, TN

10/06/09 Tue Lifestyle Communities Pavilion Columbus, OH

10/08/09 Thu The Fillmore Detroit (State Theatre) Detroit, MI

10/09/09 Fri The Sound Academy Toronto, ON

10/11/09 Sun House of Blues Boston, MA

10/12/09 Mon Electric Factory Philadelphia, PA

10/14/09 Wed 9:30 Club Washington, DC

12/10/09 Thu Plymouth Pavilion Plymouth, GB

12/11/09 Fri Portsmouth Guildhall Portsmouth, GB

12/13/09 Sun Empress Ballroom Blackpool, GB

12/14/09 Mon Birmingham Academy Birmingham, GB

12/15/09 Tue Edinburgh Academy Edinburgh, GB

12/17/09 Thu Hammersmith Apollo London, GB

NPR Song of The Day: "Backwards Down the Number Line" by Phish

When Trey Anastasio debuted "Backwards Down The Number Line" solo at Rothbury last year, many fans thought the song was just another corny Trey tune. The song was later played at the Phish reunion shows in March earlier this year, but didn't really impress.

On June 5
th at Jones Beach Amphitheatre in Wantagh, NY, "Backwards Down The Number Line" had it's coming out party. Phish absolutely ripped through the song and Trey delivered one of his most memorable guitar solos of the summer in my opinion. It wasn't your typical Trey face melting guitar solo, but you could feel the emotion and passion in Trey's playing. It was refreshing. The song would be played nine times over the course of their two part summer tour. The song just got better after every time it was played.

"Backwards Down The Number Line" is just a great song. It is the lead track on
Joy, which will be released on September 8. It is the bands first studio album in five years. Phish may have created their most accessible song in their twenty plus year career, but in all likelihood the song will fly under the radar much like Phish has their entire career.