Wednesday, March 31, 2010

Lollapalooza 2010 & The Letter O

The letter O appears to be the favorite letter for the organizers of this years Lollapalooza. Today, the lineup graphic was posted, but only the letter O is shown. The lineup won't be announced until April 6, but this will give fans one week to make their best guesses. All signs point that the recently reunited Soundgarden will bring this years Lollapalooza to a close. Tickets are on sale now via Lollapalooza's website.

[via Consequence of Sound]

Setlist: Wilco @ The Music Center at Strathmore - North Bethesda, MD 3/30/10

Wilco
Tuesday, March 30, 2010

The Music Center at Strathmore

North Bethesda, MD


Set: Wilco (The Song), Bull Black Nova, You Are My Face, I am Trying to Break Your Heart >One Wing, A Shot in the Arm, At Least That's What You Said,, Nothing'severgonnastandinmyway(again), Deeper Down, Via Chicago, Impossible Germany, Poor Places> Reservations> Spiders (Kidsmoke)*, When the Roses Bloom Again*, Forget the Flowers*, California Stars*, You and I*, Kamera*, Someday, Some Morning, Sometime*, Laminated Cat*, When You Wake Up Feeling Old*, Passenger Side*, Airline to Heaven, Ashes of American Flags, Jesus, Etc., You Never Know, Handshake Drugs, Theologians, Heavy Metal Drummer, Hate It Here, Walken, I'm the Man Who Loves You, Thank You Friends^


Encore: Box Full of Letters, Hoodoo Voodoo, I'm a Wheel


Notes: * Acoustic, ^ Big Star cover


[Setlist via
Via Chicago]

Hump Day Happenings

Today is the day that Phish fans hear their fate on summer tour tickets, myself included. I am hoping for the best, but we will see. I might check out High on Fire this Friday at Lincoln Hall, but I am not sure of my plans for the weekend. Scents & Subtle Sounds is now on Facebook. You can become a fan here. Here is some news and a great video of an early Robert Randolph & the Family Band performance.

Tuesday, March 30, 2010

MGMT Debut Wacky "Flash Delirium" Video


I am a huge fan of MGMT's Congratulations. Yesterday, they released the video for the song "Flash Delirium" and let's say it's very very interesting, but in a good way. You can stream the new album and watch the video at MGMT's website.

Setlist: Wilco @ The National - Richmond, VA 3/29/10

Wilco
Monday, March 29, 2010

The National

Richmond, VA


Set:
Wilco (The Song), I am Trying to Break Your Heart, Bull Black Nova, You Are My Face, One Wing, A Shot in the Arm, Shake It Off, I'll Fight, Company in My Back, Handshake Drugs, Side with the Seeds, Deeper Down, Impossible Germany, Poor Places> Spiders (Kidsmoke)*, She's a Jar*, Forget the Flowers*, Someday, Some Morning, Sometime*, Laminated Cat*, How To Fight Loneliness*, California Stars*, Passenger Side*, Outta Mind (Outta Sight)*> Misunderstood, Can't Stand It, Jesus, Etc., Ashes of American Flags, You Never Know, Hate It Here, Theologians, Walken, I'm the Man Who Loves You, Monday, Thank You Friends

Encore:
Heavy Metal Drummer, I'm A Wheel

Notes:
* Acoustic, ^ Big Star cover

[Setlist via
Via Chicago]

Phish to Perform on 'Late Night With Jimmy Fallon'

On May 13, Phish will perform on Late Night with Jimmy Fallon as part of his week long tribute to The Rolling Stones masterpiece Exile on Main Street. No word on what song Phish will play, but I am hoping that they play "Rip This Joint". Check out this video below of "Tumbling Dice" from Festival 8.

Monday, March 29, 2010

Video: Mumford & Sons - White Blank Page (Bookshop Sessions)

Mumford & Sons debut album, Sigh No More can't seem to find it's way out of my CD player. I can't tell you how many times that I have listened to it, but the songs still give me goose bumps. It has quickly become my favorite release this year. Their sold-out May 24 show at Lincoln Hall couldn't come soon enough.


Monday Morning Coffee Break

It's going to be a long week, but by the end of the week, I will know what Phish shows I will be going to this summer. I was able to get two tickets to the now sold-out MGMT show at The Riviera Theatre on June 18. I tried a Burton Bridge Old Expensive Ale, which is currently on the beer engine at Map Room. I hope everyone had a great weekend. Here is some news and a video of the Foo Fighters national television debut back in 1995 to get your Monday moving.

Sunday, March 28, 2010

Setlist: Wilco @ Durham Performing Arts Center - Durham, NC 3/27/10

Wilco
Saturday, March 27, 2010

Durham Performing Arts Center

Durham, NC


Set: Wilco (The Song), Bull Black Nova, You Are My Face, I Am Trying to Break Your Heart, At Least That's What You Said, Deeper Down, Handshake Drugs, Side with the Seeds, She's a Jar, I'll Fight, Impossible Germany, Summerteeth, California Stars, Poor Place, Spiders (Kidsmoke)*, Forget the Flowers*, When the Roses Bloom Again*, War on War*, When You Wake Up Feeling Old*, Laminated Cat*, Passenger Side*, Airline to Heaven, A Shot in the Arm, Hate It Here, Heavy Metal Drummer, You Never Know, Jesus, Etc., Walken, I'm the Man Who Loves You, Thank You, Friends^, Via Chicago, Hoodoo Voodoo, I'm a Wheel


Notes: * Acoustic, ^ Big Star Cover


[Setlist via
Via Chicago]

Saturday, March 27, 2010

Setlist: Wilco @ Fabulous Fox Theatre - Atlanta, GA 3/26/10

Wilco
Friday, March 26, 2010

Fabulous Fox Theatre

Atlanta, GA


Set: Wilco (The Song), I Am Trying to Break Your Heart, Bull Black Nova, You Are My Face, One Wing, A Shot in the Arm, Side with the Seeds, Deeper Down, Nothing'severgonnastandinmyway(again), Wishful Thinking, Impossible Germany, California Stars, Poor Place, Spiders (Kidsmoke)*, Far, Far Away*, You and I*, Laminated Cat*, War on War, Hesitating Beauty*&, Casino Queen*, Passenger Side*, Airline to Heaven, Via Chicago, Handshake Drugs, You Never Know, Heavy Metal Drummer, Can't Stand It, Jesus, Etc., Theologians, Hate It Here, Walken, I'm the Man Who Loves You, I'm a Wheel


Encore: Thank You, Friends^


Notes: * Acoustic, *& John on stand up bass, ^ Big Star Cover

[Setlist via
Via Chicago]

Friday, March 26, 2010

Neil Young Brings "Twisted Road" Tour to the Southeast


Neil Young has announced a very brief solo acoustic tour. The legendary musician will not only perform his classics, but he will debut new material as well. British folk legend Bert Jansch will open the shows. No word yet if more shows will be announced.

Tickets go on sale this Saturday, March 27th, at 10 a.m. local time via Ticketmaster.com. Ticket prices will range from $245, $125 and $85.

Neil Young 2010 Tour Dates
May 26 @ Palace Theatre - Louisville, KY*
May 29 @ Fox Theatre - Atlanta, GA*
May 30 @ Memorial Auditorium - Spartanburg, SC*
Jun. 1 @ Ryman Auditorium - Nashville, TN*

* w/ Bert Jansch

Setlist: Wilco @ Johnny Mercer Theater 3/25/10

Wilco
Thursday, March 25, 2010

Johnny Mercer Theater

Savannah, GA


Set:
Wilco (The Song), Bull Black Nova, You Are My Face, I am Trying to Break Your Heart, One Wing, Shot in the Arm, Side with the Seeds, At Least That's What You Said, Company In My Back, Pot Kettle Black, Deeper Down, Handshake Drugs, Impossible Germany, California Stars, Poor Places, Spiders (Kidsmoke)*, Forget the Flowers*, At My Window Sad and Lonely*, Laminated Cat*, Wishful Thinking*, War on War*, She's a Jar*, Airline to Heaven*, Ashes of American Flags, Heavy Metal Drummer, Jesus, Etc., You Never Know, Via Chicago, I'm Always in Love, Hate It Here, Walken, I'm the Man Who Loves You, Hoodoo Voodoo, I'm a Wheel

Encore:
Thank You Friends@

Notes: * Acoustic, @ Big Star cover

[Setlist via Via Chicago]

Thank Boosh It's Friday!

I've been thinking about running a Friday news segment for a while, but couldn't think of a name that I liked until last night. I was introduced to The Mighty Boosh by my friends in Walter Meego a few years ago and thought it was hilarious. The off the wall British comedy was recently released in the US on DVD. I definitely recommend checking it out.

You have until 11:59pm ET tonight to
request your Phish summer tour tickets. Thanks to everyone who has read my blog. It's hard to believe, but it's been roughly seven months since I started S&SS. I have some ideas on expanding, so stay tuned. If you have any suggestions, just drop me a line. Don't forget that you can follow me on Twitter. Without further adieu, I bring you Thank Boosh It's Friday!


Thursday, March 25, 2010

Phish 3D Movie Gets April 30 Release

Phish's Festival 8 was filmed in 3D and will bring them back to the big screen. The movie will hit theaters nationwide for one week starting Friday, April 30. There will be special preview screenings of the movie in nine cities on Tuesday, April 20. Tickets for the April 20 screenings will go on sale tomorrow at phish3dmovie.com. Fans who attend the preview screenings will also receive a Phish 3D Movie print. For more information, check out the movies official website. You can check out the preview cities and trailer below.



Preview Screening Locations For Tuesday, April 20:
National Amusements Revere Revere, MA
Majestic 10 Williston, VT
Rave Motion Pictures 18, Los Angeles, CA
Aurora Movie Tavern 10, Aurora, CO
Rosemont Theatre, Rosemont, IL
Wynnsong 15, Durham, NC
Pavilion Theatre, Brooklyn, NY
Studio Movie Grill, Houston, TX
Fairfax Corner 14, Fairfax, VA

[via Hidden Track]

Wednesday, March 24, 2010

The National Release "Bloodbuzz Ohio"

The National have released a new song from their forthcoming album High Violet. You can download the track here.

Setlist: Wilco @ Ruth Eckerd Hall 3/23/10

Wilco
Tuesday, March 23, 2010
Ruth Eckerd Hall
Clearwater, FL

Set: Wilco(The Song), I Am Trying to Break Your Heart, Bull Black Nova, You Are My Face, One Wing, A Shot in the Arm, Side with the Seeds, Deeper Down, Nothingsevergonnastandinmyway (again), Sonny Feeling, Handshake Drugs, Impossible Germany, California Stars, Poor Places, Spiders*, Forget the Flowers*, Laminated Cat*, Bob Dylan’s Beard*, Someday Soon*, War on War*, Passenger Side*, Airline To Heaven*, Via Chicago, Heavy Metal Drummer, Can’t Stand It, Magazine Called Sunset, Jesus Etc., You Never Know, Hate It Here, Walken, I’m the Man Who Loves You, Hummingbird

Encore:
Thank You Friends@

Notes:
* Acoustic, @ Big Star cover

[Setlist via Via Chicago]

Hump Day Happenings

It's been a relatively chill week for me, but I am looking forward to the weekend. Don't forget that the lottery for Phish summer tour tickets closes on Friday night. If you haven't put your request in yet, you can do it here. Here is some news and a smoking video of Derek Trucks to help you get over the hump day known as Wednesday.

Tuesday, March 23, 2010

Them Crooked Vultures Announce Tour Dates


Rather than announce a massive tour, Them Crooked Vultures appear to be piecing together their tour schedule at their own pace. The latest round of shows finds the band playing five shows in Canada and two shows in the US. The May 18 show at the Aragon Ballroom in Chicago marks the bands first appearance in the Windy City since they made their live debut on August 9, 2009.

The first time I saw Dave Grohl play drums was at the Foo Fighters first show in Chicago at Metro in 1995. I was blown away then and plan on being blow away at the Aragon this May! You can check out the tour dates below.

Them Crooked Vultures Tour Dates
May 11th @ Pavillion De La Jeunesse - Quebec City, QC

May 12th @ Cepsum - Montreal, QC

May 13th @ Scotia Place - Ottawa, ON

May 15th @ Air Canada Centre - Toronto, ON

May 16th @ Colloseum at Caesars - Windsor, ON

May 17th @ The Egyptian Room - Indianapolis, IN

May 18th @ Aragon Ballroom - Chicago, IL

Setlist: Wilco @ The Fillmore at The Jackie Gleason Theater 3/22/10

Last night, Wilco kicked off their latest round of North American shows in Miami Beach. These shows are being dubbed "An Evening With Wilco" with the band playing two full sets. I think it's really awesome that the band did some acoustic numbers. I would love to hear how they sound! You can check out the setlist below.

Wilco

Monday, March 22, 2010

The Fillmore at The Jackie Gleason Theater

Miami Beach, FL


Set I
: Wilco (The Song), Bull Black Nova, You Are My Face, I Am Trying to Break Your Heart, One Wing, Shot in the Arm, At Least That's What You Said, Pot Kettle Black, Deeper Down, Impossible Germany, California Stars, Either Way, I'll Fight, Handshake Drugs, You Never Know

Set II
: Spiders*, What's the World Got in Store*, Kamera*, Hesitating Beauty*^, Sky Blue Sky*^, Casino Queen*, Outta Mind (Outta Sight)* > Misunderstood, Heavy Metal Drummer, Jesus, Etc, The Late Greats, Hate It Here, Walken, I'm the Man Who Loves You, Monday

Encore
: Thank You Friends^

Notes:
* Acoustic, ^ Big Star cover


[Setlist via Via Chicago]

Monday, March 22, 2010

Arcade Fire, Pavement, Weezer, The National Top Osheaga Music & Arts Festival

The lineup for the 5th annual Osheaga Music & Arts Festival has been announced. The festival, which takes place in Montreal's Parc Jean-Drapeau on Île Sainte-Hélène will be held from July 31 to August 1. Hometown heroes Arcade Fire will headline Saturday night and Weezer will headline the following night.

What’s more, in the days proceeding the festival, Osheaga will bring a series of acts to various venues across the city. So far, Chromeo is confirmed in Osheaga In The City. Additional acts will be announced in the weeks to come.


Tickets for both Osheaga In The Park and Osheaga In The City will go on sale starting Tuesday, March 23rd at noon via the festival’s website.
You can check out the initial lineups below.

Osheaga on The Island
Arcade Fire, Weezer, Pavement, Metric, The National, Deadmau5, The Cat Empire, Keane, The Black Keys, Stars, The Jon Spencer Blues Explosion, Jimmy Cliff, Ariane Moffatt, The Gaslight Anthem, Charlie Winston, Beach House, Jamie Lidell, Robyn, Sarah Harmer, Frank Turner, Blitzen Trapper, Avi Buffalo, Bahamas, Amanda Mabro, Ian Kelly, more artists to be announced

Osheaga in The City
Chromeo, more artists to be announced


[via
Consequence of Sound]

Stone Temple Pilots Release New Album Artwork & Tracklist

Stone Temple Pilots haven't released a quality record since their 1994 masterpiece Purple. On May 25, STP will release their sixth album, Stone Temple Pilots via Atlantic Records. The album was produced by Dean & Robert DeLeo, which is a very good thing. I am very anxious and excited to hear what the band has come up with. The first single, "Between the Lines" will be released March 30, but you can listen to it now at Rock It Out! Blog. You can check out the album artwork and the tracklist below.


Stone Temple Pilots
1. Between The Lines

2. Take A Load Off

3. Huckleberry Crumble

4. Hickory Dichotomy

5. Dare If You Dare

6. Cinnamon

7. Hazy Daze

8. Bagman

9. Peacoat

10. Fast As I Can

11. First Kiss On Mars

12. Maver

Monday Morning Coffee Break

Winter tried to make a comeback in Chicago this weekend, but thankfully it didn't last long. I ran the Shamrock Shuffle on Sunday and did much better than I thought I would. In case you missed it, MGMT is streaming Congratulations on their website. You should really check it out! Here is some news and a video to get your Monday moving.

Saturday, March 20, 2010

MGMT Stream 'Congratulations'


Did I mention that it's free? You can listen to it here. Enjoy!

Thursday, March 18, 2010

Tonight in Chicago: Experience Hendrix Tour @ The Chicago Theatre

Tonight, I am heading down to the Chicago Theatre to catch the Experience Hendrix Tour. An all-star cast of musicians will celebrate the music and legacy of Jimi Hendrix. The lineup for the show consists of Billy Cox of The Jimi Hendrix Experience and Band Of Gypsys, Joe Satriani, Jonny Lang, Eric Johnson, Kenny Wayne Shepherd, Ernie Isley, Brad Whitford of Aerosmith, Doyle Bramhall II, Living Colour, Chris Layton of Stevie Ray Vaughan & Double Trouble and Cesar Rosas & David Hidalgo of Los Lobos.It should be one hell of a night. I will be periodically posting updates from the show on my Twitter account.

Wednesday, March 17, 2010

Phish Announces Largest Summer Tour Since 1993

Phish fans have a big reason to celebrate. Yesterday, Phish announced their largest summer tour in 17 years! The tour will visit Phish summer staples like Deer Creek, Alpine, SPAC, Great Woods, Meadows Music Theater& Merriweather Post Pavilion.

But there are also a few stops that that Phish will be revisiting or playing for the first time. Those stops include Blossom Music Center, Hershey Park Stadium, nTelos Pavilion & CMAC Performing Arts Center.

Phish will also return to two cities in which they haven't played since the early 90's. The band will return to the Greek Theatre in Berkeley, CA for the first time since 1993. After three nights at the Greek, they will make their way to the secluded town of Tulluride, CO for two shows at Telluride Town Park. The last time Phish played Telluride was 1991.

Will there be a West Coast run in the fall? The lack of shows at the Gorge, Shoreline and West Coast in general make it a strong possibility. Perhaps a return to Indio for Halloween? We will have to wait and see, but it's going to be a great summer for Phish fans!

A limited number of tickets are available directly through Phish Tickets' online ticketing system at http://phish.portals.musictoday.com/. The ticketing request period is currently underway and will end Friday, March 26th at 11:59pm Eastern Time.

Tickets go on sale to the public beginning Friday, April 2nd at 10am ET, followed by more public onsales on Saturday, April 3rd. For complete ticketing info (and there's lots of it), please visit www.phish.com.

Phish 2010 Summer Tour Dates
Jun.11 @ Toyota Park - Bridgeview, IL

Jun.12 @ Blossom Music Center - Cuyahoga Falls, OH

Jun. 13 @ Hersheypark Stadium - Hershey, PA

Jun. 15 @ nTelos Pavilion - Portsmouth, VA

Jun. 17 @ Comcast Theatre - Hartford, CT

Jun. 18 @ Comcast Theatre - Hartford, CT

Jun. 19 @ Saratoga Performing Arts Center - Saratoga Springs, NY

Jun. 20 @ Saratoga Performing Arts Center - Saratoga Springs, NY

Jun. 22 @ Comcast Center - Mansfield, MA

Jun. 24 @ Susquehanna Bank Center - Camden, NJ

Jun. 25 @ Susquehanna Bank Center - Camden, NJ

Jun. 26 @ Merriweather Post Pavilion - Columbia, MD

Jun. 27 @ Merriweather Post Pavilion - Columbia, MD

Jun. 29 @ CMAC Performing Arts Center - Canandaigua, NY

Jul. 1 @ Time Warner Cable Music Pavilion - Raleigh, NC

Jul. 2 @ Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre - Charlotte, NC

Jul. 3 @ Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre - Alpharetta, GA

Jul. 4 @ Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre - Alpharetta, GA

Aug. 5 @ The Greek Theatre - Berkeley, CA

Aug. 6 @ The Greek Theatre - Berkeley, CA

Aug. 7 @ The Greek Theatre - Berkeley, CA

Aug. 9 @ Telluride Town Park - Telluride, CO

Aug. 10 @ Telluride Town Park - Telluride, CO

Aug. 12 @ Verizon Wireless Music Center - Noblesville, IN

Aug. 13 @ Verizon Wireless Music Center - Noblesville, IN

Aug. 14 @ Alpine Valley Music Theatre - East Troy, WI

Aug. 15 @ Alpine Valley Music Theatre - East Troy, WI

Aug. 17 @ Nikon at Jones Beach Theatre - Wantagh, NY

Aug. 18 @ Nikon at Jones Beach Theatre - Wantagh, NY

Hump Day Happenings

After putting in my request for Phish summer tour tickets last night, I headed out to Piece where I enjoyed a Dark-n-Curvy Dunkelweizen and some pizza. I am really excited for the Experience Hendrix show tomorrow night at the Chicago Theatre. Here is some news and a video to help you get over the hump day known as Wednesday.


Tuesday, March 16, 2010

Phish 2010 Summer Tour Dates

Fresh off of a brilliant performance at last nights Rock & Roll Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony, the Phish community was buzzing today with rumors of a summer tour announcement. While nothing is official as of now, there have been several leaks and even a listing for two shows in Hartford on Live Nation's website. Thanks to Justin at Live Music Blog for the tip. Look for an official announcement very soon. See you on the road!

Phish 2010 Summer Tour Dates

06.11 Bridgeview, IL
06.12 Cuyahoga Falls, OH
06.13 Hershey, PA
06.15 Portsmouth, VA
06.17 Hartford, CT
06.18 Hartford, CT
06.19 Saratoga Springs, NY
06.20 Saratoga Springs, NY
06.22 Mansfield, MA
06.24 Camden, NJ
06.25 Camden, NJ
06.26 Columbia, MD
06.27 Columbia, MD
06.29 Canandaigua, NY
07.01 Raleigh, NC
07.02 Charlotte, NC
07.03 Atlanta, GA
07.04 Atlanta, GA
08.05 Berkeley, CA
08.06 Berkeley, CA
08.07 Berkeley, CA
08.09 Telluride, CO
08.10 Telluride, CO
08.12 Noblesville, IN
08.13 Noblesville, IN
08.14 East Troy, WI
08.15 East Troy, WI
08.17 Wantagh, NY

08.18 Wantagh, NY

The National Unveil Cover Art & Tracklist For 'High Violet'


1 Terrible Love
2 Sorrow
3 Anyone's Ghost
4 Little Faith
5 Afraid of Everyone
6 Bloodbuzz Ohio
7 Lemonworld
8 Runaway
9 Conversation 16
10 England
11 Vanderlyle Crybaby Geeks

Video: Phish - Watcher of the Skies


Monday, March 15, 2010

Setlist: Phish @ Rock & Roll Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony 3/15/10

The Rock & Roll Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony kicked off with Phish giving tribute to prog rockers Genesis. The broadcast kicked off with Phish performing "Watcher of the Skies" from Foxtrot. After a solid performance, Trey took to the podium to induct one of his favorite bands. Trey was visibly nervous, but you could tell that he was very excited. Phish finished their tribute with a version of "No Reply at All" from Abacab. It will be interesting to see if either one of these songs makes it into the rotation this summer. It would certainly be welcomed.

Phish

Monday, March 15, 2010

Rock & Roll Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony

Waldorf Astoria

New York, NY

Set: Watcher of the Skies, No Reply at All

Phish To Open Rock & Roll Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony With a Few Genesis Classics

Tonight, Phish will open the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony with a performance of a few Genesis classics. Don't forget to tune into Fuse at 8:30 pm EDT.

[via Hidden Track]

Monday Morning Coffee Break

I had a really good time at the Jeff Tweedy show on Saturday night. It's always a treat to see him perform solo on an acoustic guitar. It also helps when he plays some Bob Dylan, Radiohead and of course Wilco. Don't forget to set your DVR's tonight for the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony. Tune into Fuse TV at 8:30 pm ET for all the festivities. Here is some news and a video to get your Monday going.


Setlist: Jeff Tweedy @ The Vic Theatre 3/13/10

Jeff Tweedy
Saturday, March 13, 2010

The Vic Theatre

Chicago, IL


Set I:
Remember The Mountain Bed, The Community Song, Solitaire, Someday Soon, Simple Twist of Fate@, Single Ladies#, Promising, Shakin' Sugar, Strangers$, Wait Up, Be Not So Fearful%, Chinese Apple, The Late Greats, Reservations, Laminated Cat, The Lonely One, Box Full of Letters, The Ruling Class

Set II:
The Community Song, Wilco (The Song), The Long Cut, You're Not Alone^, Blasting Fonda, Summer Teeth, Forget The Flowers, Kamera, Passenger Side, The Community Song, California Stars, Jesus, etc., I'll Fight, Poor Places, Fake Plastic Trees&, I'm The Man Who Loves You

Encore:
Someone Else's Song*

Notes: The Community Song was played three times, @ Bob Dylan cover, # Beyonce cover, $ The Kinks cover, % Bill Fay cover, ^ New song written by Jeff Tweedy for Mavis Staples, & Radiohead cover, * Sung at front of stage with no PA system.

[Setlist via
Via Chicago]

Saturday, March 13, 2010

Setlist: Mike Gordon @ Theatre of the Living Arts

Mike Gordon
Friday, March 12, 2010
Theatre of the Living Arts
Philadelphia, PA

Set I: Time For Loving Is Now, Andelmans' Yard, Weekly Time, Cruel World, Soul Food Man, Wave The Ocean*, Voices*, Walls Of Time*^

Set II: Sound > Another Door, Be Good And You'll Be Lonely, Sugar Shack, Country Boy, River Niger, Jones, Suskind Hotel

Encore: Intensified > Crumblin Bones

Notes:
* with Deanie Richardson on fiddle, Jeff White on vocals and stepdancers Nathan Pilatzke, Jon Pilatzke, and Cara Bultler (all currently touring with The Chieftons) *^ with Jeff White on vocals and guitar

[Setlist via Mike Gordon]

Setlist: Jeff Tweedy @ The Vic Theatre

Last night, Jeff Tweedy played the first of two benefit shows for Chicago Youth Scholarships. I will be heading to the show tonight and will be checking in via Twitter. Let's take a look at the setlist from last night.

Jeff Tweedy

Friday, February 12, 2010

The Vic Theatre

Chicago, IL


Set I:
Laminated Cat, The Community Song, More Like The Moon, Either Way, Too Far Apart, Secret of the Sea, Spiders (Kidsmoke), Pecan Pie, Summer Teeth, The Losing End (When You're On)@, The Good Part, The Community Song, Company In My Back, A Magazine Called Sunset, A Fool Such As I#

Set II:
The Community Song, Remember The Mountain Bed, Broken Arrow$, Cars Can't Escape, Monkey Mess, One By One, Radio King, Screen Door, Gun, Passenger Side, Love & Mercy%, California Stars, Just A Kid, The Thanks I Get, Theologians, Airline To Heaven, Dreamer In My Dreams^, Acuff-Rose^

Notes:
The Community Song was played three times, @ Neil Young cover, # unfinished, $ Buffalo Springfield cover, % Brian Wilson cover, ^ performed at front of stage without PA system

[Setlist via Via Chicago]

Friday, March 12, 2010

Setlist: The National @ Bell House 3/11/10

Last night, The National debuted "Vanderlylle Cry Baby" at a very intimate show at Brooklyn's Bell House. You can check out this review (via Consequence of Sound). The show also featured "Terrible Love", which the band recently debuted earlier this week on Jimmy Fallon. Check out the setlist and a video below. The anticipation is building for the May 11th release of High Violet.

The National
Thursday, March 11, 2010
Bell House
Brooklyn, NY

Set:
Blood Buzz, Sorrow, Ghost, Little Faith (Chromehorse), Start a War, Secret Meeting, Afraid of Everyone, Lemonworld, Slow Show, Apartment Story, Runaway, Conversation 16, Abel, England, Fake Empire

Encore:
Mr. November, Vanderlylle Cry Baby, Terrible Love



Elton John Announces 2010 Spring US Tour


Elton John and his band will hit the road this April for a series of US shows before heading over to Europe. The shows will mostly take place in the Midwest, but includes three shows in Texas and one in Pennsylvania. Joining Elton on this tour will be long time band mates Davey Johnstone & Nigel Olsson.

At these concerts Elton and the band will perform their 'Rocket Man - the Greatest Hits Live' concert, featuring number one chart hits and classic album tracks from throughout Elton's incredible five-decade career.


Elton John Tour Dates

Apr. 6 @ AmericanBank Center - Corpus Christi, TX

Apr. 9 @ United Spirit Arena - Lubbock, TX

Apr. 10 @ Frank Erwin Center - Austin, TX

Apr. 15 @ Sears Centre Arena - Hoffman Estates, IL

Apr. 16 @ Wells Fargo Arena - Des Moines, IA

Apr. 17 @ Resch Center - Green Bay, WI

Apr. 24 @ Van Andel Arena - Grand Rapids, MI

Apr. 25 @ Lucas County Arena - Toledo, OH

Apr. 30 @ Sovereign Center - Reading, PA

May 1 @ Covelli Centre - Youngstown, OH

Thursday, March 11, 2010

The National Debut "Terrible Love" On "Jimmy Fallon"

Last night, The National debuted the first track off their highly anticipated new album, High Violet. Fans will have to wait until May 11 to get their hands on the album.

Pearl Jam Announces Midwest & East Coast Tour

Pearl Jam announced a Midwest and East Coast tour that begins May 3 in Kansas City and ends in NYC on May 21. It looks like I will be hitting up the Deer Creek show as there is no Chicago show. Check out the dates below.

Pearl Jam Tour Dates

May 3 @ Sprint Center - Kansas City, MO

May 4 @ Scottrade Center - St. Louis, MO

May 6 @ Nationwide Arena - Columbus, OH

May 7 @ Verizon Wireless Music Center - Noblesville, IN

May 9 @ Quicken Loans Arena - Cleveland, OH

May 10 @ HSBC Arena - Buffalo, NY

May 13 @ Jiffy Lube Live - Bristow, VA

May 15 @ XS Center - Hartford, CT

May 17 @ TD Garden - Boston, MA

May 18 @ TBD

May 20 @ Madison Square Garden - New York, NY

May 21 @ Madison Square Garden - New York, NY

Video: 311 - Come Original

Happy 311 Day!


Wednesday, March 10, 2010

Lollapalooza Confirms Headliners......Well Sort Of

Soundgarden, Green Day, The Strokes, Arcade Fire & Lady Gaga have been all but confirmed for this years Lollapalooza. This time, Perry Farrell's favorite music critic Greg Kot wasn't the only one to spill the beans.

[via Consequnce of Sound]

The National On Jimmy Fallon Tonight

Tonight, The National are playing Late Night with Jimmy Fallon. Tune in to NBC at 12.35AM EST. After the show check out highviolet.com for what the band is calling "something special". Hopefully we get a new song or two.

Hump Day Happenings

I picked up Valleys of Neptune, which is the new Jimi Hendrix album that was released yesterday. The album sounds great and I am hoping we can get a new live Hendrix album in the near future. It makes me excited for the Experience Hendrix show in Chicago in a few weeks! I also picked up High on Fire's Snakes for the Divine, which just rocks! Here is some news to help you get through your Wednesday.


Tuesday, March 9, 2010

Telluride Town Council: Phish Is Welcome Back To Telluride

The Telluride Town Council has unamioulsly approved AEG's request for two Phish shows on August 9 & 10 in Town Park. Now Phish fans will have to wait to see if the band can work out a deal to put these shows on. Check out the setlist from the last Phish show in Telluride.

Phish
Monday, October 28, 1991
Elk Ballroom
Telluride, CO

Set 1: The Curtain > Runaway Jim, Cavern, Poor Heart, Reba, I Didn't Know, Tube, The Oh Kee Pa Ceremony > Foam, Fee -> David Bowie

Set 2: The Divided Sky, Wilson > Dinner and a Movie > Stash, Paul and Silas, Bathtub Gin, You Enjoy Myself, The Squirming Coil, Harpua, Hold Your Head Up > Whipping Post > Hold Your Head Up, Highway to Hell

Encore: Horn, Rocky Top

Notes: Whipping Post (first since September 21, 1990, or 149 shows) featured Fishman’s hilariously inept debut on fretless guitar. The Bowie intro two Charlie Chan signals as well as Oom Pa Pa and Simpsons signals. Harpua included On Top of Old Smokey teases from Mike. The lyrics to Gin were altered to reference a hot tub, referencing some friends who had partied at the hotel hot tub earlier that da
y

Butch Vig To Produce "Heaviest" Foo Fighters Record Yet

Dave Grohl is turning the clock back to 1991. Grohl has revealed that Butch Vig will produce the Foo Fighters next record. Vig produced Nirvana's insanely popular Nevermind and unless you lived in a cave in the early 90's, you have probably heard of it. And if that isn't cool enough, Grohl wants to record it in his garage. Badass!

[via
Prefix]

Monday, March 8, 2010

Gov't Mule & The Avett Brothers @ Red Rocks


On Saturday, September 4, Gov't Mule will headline Rock Rocks Amphitheatre . Also appearing on the bill are special guests The Avett Brothers & Truth & Salvage Co.

The are a few tickets left through the Mule Ticketing.
The public on-sale will be this Friday through Ticketmaster.com.

Great Lake Swimmers News

It's been a while since I've written anything about Great Lake Swimmers. I thought I would take the time to let you know whats going on with one of my favorite Canadian bands.
  • The band has been nominated for Juno award in the Roots & Traditional Album of the Year: Group. For a full list of nominees, click here.

  • On March 17, Great Lake Swimmers will be playing a special free concert at The Underground (41 Catharine St. North) in Hamilton, and shooting a live video for their song "The Chorus In The Underground." Two sets of music by the band and the filming of this song by acclaimed director Scott Cudmore will be part of the evening's festivities. Bring your friends and have some fun with the Great Lake Swimmers - you could possibly be featured in the video!

    Entry is guaranteed at the door only, on the night of the show, on a first come, first served basis. A cash bar will be available inside. Doors open at 9pm. Show starts at 10pm sharp!

Great Lake Swimmers @ Sonic Boom from NOW Magazine on Vimeo.

Monday Morning Coffee Break

I did a little CD shopping this weekend for the first time in a while. I picked up Neil Young's Harvest & Neil Young. I also bought Mumford & Sons Sigh No More, Mastodon's Call of the Mastodon & Emotionalism by The Avett Brothers. On Friday, I tried the new Bracket Buster IPA at Goose Island and man was it good!

Mike Gordon Band Setlists: 3/5, 3/6 & 3/7

Mike Gordon Band
Friday, March 5, 2010

Revolution Hall

Troy, NY


Set I: Another Door, Spiral, Walls of Time, Andelmans’ Yard, Crumblin’ Bones, Middle of the Road, Can’t Stand Still, River Niger > Traveled Too Far


Set II: Fire From A Stick*, Rhymes, Only A Dream, Ain’t Love Funny > Kryermaten > Radar Blip, Meat, Dig Further Down


Encore: Sugar Shack


Notes: * Debut, Mike Gordon original


Mike Gordon Band

Saturday, March 6, 2010

Toad’s Place

New Haven, CT


Set I: Andelmans’ Yard, Cities, What Things Seem*, When The Cactus Is In Bloom*, Sound, Things That Make You Go Hmm, Nobody’s Home, Suskind Hotel


Set II: Voices, Makisupa Policeman, Midnight At The Oasis, Willow Tree, Fire From A Stick, Sugar Shack, Time (The Revelator) > Jaded


Encore: Swamp Music


Notes: * with Danny Barnes on Banjo


Mike Gordon Band

Sunday, March 7, 2010

Sherman Theatre

Stroudsburg, PA


Set I
: Only A Dream, Can't Stand Still, Pretend* > Can't Stand Still > Pretend, 15 Step >Midnight**,Where The Soul Of Man Never Dies**, Middle Of The Road, Cruel World, Soul Food Man

Set II:
Dig Further Down, Hap Nappy, She Said, She Said, Crumblin' Bones > Morphing Again, Another Door

Encore
: Country Boy**

Notes: ** with Danny Barnes on banjo

[Setlists via Hidden Track]

Friday, March 5, 2010

Phish 3D Movie


Coming Soon!!!!

Radiohead's Ed O'Brien To BBC Trust: Don't Shut Down 6 Music

The BBC recently announced that it plans on shutting down BBC 6 Music. 6 Music is a digital radio station that offers an alternative to the more radio friendly music that BBC Radio 1 & Radio 2 offer. Below is a letter that Radiohead's Ed O'Brien sent to the BBC Trust.

Mark Thompson, Herr Director General of the BBC, announced yesterday that 6 music was to be closed ... which is obviously a ludicrous decision for those who actually love hearing great music on the radio ... so I've written to the BBC Trust, who apparently have the ability to reverse the decision, and if you feel this way inclined the link is https://consultations.external.bbc.co.uk/departments/bbc/bbc-strategy-review/consultation/consult_view
Here's what I wrote:

To whom it may concern,

I am writing regarding the news today that 6 Music is going to be closed, in the hope that you reconsider this decision. To be honest I, along with a vast number of other musicians, music industry types and real music fans, are completely shocked and baffled by this news. I wonder if those who made this decision are actually aware of the hugely important role that 6 music plays in fostering and promoting new bands, as well as still playing the likes of the band that I am in. It literally is the radio lifeblood for music outside of the mainstream. Not to denigrate Radio's 1 and 2, but it really is the only station that puts music first, and that's from a punters point of view and not some bloke in a band. Nowhere else can you hear an archived session track from T Rex juxtaposed next to Midlake's latest release. As David Bowie, put it ... it keeps the spirit of John Peel alive.

Please realise the impact and severity of closing this station down. It will be a huge blow for new bands and their labels. It's not enough to 'refocus' Radio's 1 and 2 as 6 music does a very specific thing. What you have with 6 Music is a gem of a radio station, it is doing what no other station in the world does or can possibly do. Remember it is also still relatively young, give it time. You also finally have a fantastic and seemingly settled line up of DJ's. Please get behind it and from what I can gather about its annual budget of £6m, it surely punches way above its weight in terms of cultural relevance and importance.

Thank you for considering this.

Ed O'Brien (Radiohead)

Ed


[via NME]

Video: The National - Fake Empire


Pitchfork Music Festival Keeps Getting Better

The folks at Pitchfork have just announced the first wave of artist additions for the 2010 Pitchfork Music Festival. Joining the already stellar lineup will be Broken Social Scene, The Jon Spencer Blues Explosion, Panda Bear & Dâm-Funk to name a few. This is shaping up to be a monster festival!

The National To Release 'High Violet' On May 11


On May 11, The National will release their fifth LP High Violet via 4AD. I am psyched and can't wait to hear the new music. The band has announced some shows, but it's safe to say that band will have a very busy summer on the road.

The National
Mar. 28 @ Tennessee Theatre (Big Ears Festival) - Knoxville, TN
Apr. 22 @
The National - Richmond, VA
Apr. 23 @
The National - Richmond, VA
May 5 @
Electric Ballroom - London, UK
May 6 @
Royal Albert Hall - London, UK
May 7 @
Le Zenith - Paris, FR*
May 9 @
Astra - Berlin, DE
May 21 @
The Wiltern - Los Angeles, CA
May 22 @
The Wiltern - Los Angeles, CA#
May 23 @
Spreckels Theatre - San Diego, CA#
May 26 @
Fox Theatre - Oakland, CA
May 27 @
Fox Theatre - Oakland, CA#
May 29 @ Sasquatch! Music Festival - Quincy, WA

Jun. 2 @
House of Blues - Boston, MA %
Jun. 3 @
House of Blues - Boston, MA %
Jun. 4 @ Electric Factory - Philadelphia, PA%
Jun. 5 @ Electric Factory - Philadelphia, PA%

Jun. 6 @
DAR Constitution Hall - Washington, DC%
Jun. 8 @
Massey Hall - Toronto, ON%
Jun. 9 @
Massey Hall - Toronto, ON%
Jun. 11-13 @ Bonnaroo - Manchester, TN
Jun. 16 @ Radio City Music Hall - New York, NY%

Jul. 27 @ Prospect Park - Brooklyn, NY^


* with Pavement
# with Ramona Falls
^ with Beach House

% with the Antlers

Mumford & Sons Announce US Tour

Last night was the first time that I listened to British folk quartet Mumford & Sons. After checking out the five songs on their Myspace page, I was sold. They have announced a US tour and it's safe to say that I won't be missing their show at Lincoln Hall show in May. I definitely recommend checking these guys out.

Mumford & Sons Tour Dates
May 13 @ Cabaret Du Musee Juste Pour Rire -
Montreal, QC Canada
May 18 @ Webster Hall - New York, N.Y.
May 20 @ 9:30 Club - Washington, D.C.
May 21 @ Beachland Ballroom - Cleveland, OH
May 22 @ Wexner Center - Columbus, OH
May 24 @ Lincoln Hall - Chicago, IL
May 25 @ Varsity Theatre - Minneapolis, MN
May 29 @ Sasquatch! Music Festival Quincy, WA
May 30 @ 560 Club - Vancouver, BC - Canada
May 31 @ Aladdin Theater - Portland, OR
Jun 3 @ Great American Music Hall -
San Francisco, CA
Jun 4 @ Henry Ford Theatre - Los Angeles, CA
Jun 7 @ Rhythm Room - Phoenix, AX
Jun 9 @ Antone’s - Austin, TX
Jun 10 @ House of Blues - Dallas, TX
Jun 13 @ Bonnaroo - Manchester, TN
Jun 14 @ The Bluebird - Bloomington, IN
Jun 15 @ Off Broadway St. Louis, MO
Jun 16
@ Record Bar - Kansas City, MO

Thursday, March 4, 2010

Setlist: Wilco @ Halifax Forum

Wilco
Wednesday, March 3, 2010

Halifax Forum

Halifax, NS - Canada


Set:
Wilco (The Song), A Shot in the Arm, Bull Black Nova, You Are My Face, I Am Trying to Break Your Heart> One Wing, Via Chicago, Impossible Germany, Andy, California Stars, Handshake Drugs, You Never Know, Misunderstood, Jesus, Etc., Hate It Here, Walken, I'm The Man Who Loves You, Hummingbird

Encore:
The Late Greats, Theologians, Heavy Metal Drummer, Can't Stand It , Kingpin, Casino Queen, Hoodoo Voodoo. I'm A Wheel

Notes: After "Impossible Germany", the band introduced their crew and sang "Happy Birthday" to their Merchandise guy Andy, "Can't Stand It" was started and then restarted.

[Setlist via
Via Chicago]