Thursday, April 29, 2010

Video: The Black Keys ~ Next Girl...

Eric Clapton Adds Detroit Summer Show...

Fresh off sold out shows from across the globe and strong critical acclaim for recent performances with Jeff Beck and Steve Winwood, Eric Clapton announced four solo shows immediately following his highly anticipated Crossroads Guitar Festival this summer which sold-out in just 11 minutes. The final shows of his 2010 U.S. tour will be his only outdoor concerts and will feature special guest Roger Daltrey. Most recently, Daltrey completed his first solo tour in nearly 25 years to rave reviews.

June 2010
26 - Bridgeview, IL @ Crossroads Guitar Festival
28 - Milwaukee, WI @ Summerfest
30 - Cincinnati, OH @ Riverbend Music Center

July 2010
2 - Noblesville, IN @ Verizon Wireless Music Center
3 - Clarkston, MI @ DTE Energy Music Theatre

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Monday, April 26, 2010

Video: My Morning Jacket @ Preservation Hall...

Saturday, April 24, 2010

KRS-One Droppin' Knowledge on Oberlin...

For the past 20 years Bronx rapper, and Hip-Hop legend KRS-ONE has been one of the most vocal advocates for Hip-Hop music and Culture. KRS-ONE began his career with DJ Scott La Rock as Boogie Down Productions but were initially ignored by important radio DJs like Marley Marl. BDP first gained recognition for recording a song titled "South Bronx" in response to a song by MC Shan where he erroneously claimed the origins of Hip-Hop to be Queens Bridge, and not KRS-ONE's own South Bronx. The conflict eventually led to a victory for BDP in one of the greatest rap beefs of all time, and the start of a long recording career for KRS-ONE. He has gone on to several albums with Boogie Down Productions and many more as a solo artist, including his most recent with Brooklyn MC Buckshot. KRS-ONE is one of the most influential and most oft copied rappers of all time, but is also widely beloved for his commitment to the positive aspects of Hip-Hop and his role as a combination of Hip-Hop's wise elder statesmen, and its crazy older uncle.

KRS-ONE will be performing in Oberlin at the Sco, followed by a lecture on April 27th at 10 pm, tickets are $5 with student ID and $10 without.

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Does Your Form Follow Function?...

Thomas Function will stop in Toledo this Monday, April 26th at Woodchuck's, located in downtown Toledo. If you didn't know, Thomas Function is part of the good family at Fat Possum you know.

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A Little Dap Will Do Ya...

Sharon Jones and the Dap Kings will be in Detroit, Michigan on May 18th for a performance at Majestic Theater. The Heavy, a strong band in their own right, will be opening for SJ&TDK. If you miss that show, the band will also be playing the next night, May 19th, a FREE in-store performance at the Borders in Ann Arbor. The Ann Arbor show is scheduled for 7:00 pm. Expect a special performance and signing of their new album I Learned the Hard Way.

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Friday, April 23, 2010

Edward Sharpe & the MZ Coming to Crofoot...

Tickets go on sale Saturday, April 24th for a performance by Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zeros at The Crofoot Ballroom on August 4th.

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Tuesday, April 20, 2010

New Black Crowes Album & Tour...

In celebration of the 20th year anniversary of their 1990 debut multi-platinum release Shake Your Money Maker, The Black Crowes will release their first ever double album of all acoustic material on August 3, 2010.

After touring in 2009, The Black Crowes spent time at the Sunset Sound Studios in Los Angeles, recording over 20 songs from their 20-year history. The band arranged acoustic versions of many of their best-loved songs and the band’s catalogue picks.

The double album, Croweology, will be sold at the cost of a single album as a “Thank You” to their fans for 20 years of support. Also to be released on vinyl, the project was produced by Paul Stacey and will be released on The Black Crowes label, Silver Arrow, through Megaforce Records.

In late summer, The Black Crowes will kick off their “Say Goodnight to the Bad Guys” 2010 Tour, which will feature three hour performance sets in most markets. The shows are being billed as “Acoustic Hors D’oeuvres followed by an Electric Reception with The Black Crowes,” and will consist of a full hour and a half acoustic set followed by a full hour and a half electric set, except where noted below *. (See the “tour dates” section at for further details and on-sale dates.)

The tour will begin on August 13 in Milwaukee and is presently scheduled to conclude with the band’s annual multi-night stand at the Fillmore in San Francisco on December 19, 2010.

Following their 2010 “Say Goodnight to the Bad Guys” Tour the band has planned a lengthy hiatus.

Midwest Tour Dates:
Aug 13 Riverside Theatre - Milwaukee, WI
Aug 14 Northern Lights Casino - Walker, MN*
Aug 15 Zoo Amphitheatre - Apple Valley, MN*
Aug 17 Simon Estes Amphitheatre - Des Moines, IA*
Aug 18 Harrah’s Kansas City - Kansas City, MO*
Aug 20 The Fillmore @ The State Theatre - Detroit, MI
Aug 21 Chicago Theatre - Chicago, IL
Aug 22 Promowest Pavilion - Columbus, OH
Aug 24 House of Blues - Cleveland, OH*

Aug 25 The Murat Theatre - Indianapolis, IN
Aug 27 The Pageant - St. Louis, MO
Aug 28 Stir Cove - Council Bluffs, IA*


Video: The Rolling Stones ~ Plundered My Soul...

Friday, April 16, 2010

Acoustic Cafe Live @ Top of the Park...

Join Acoustic Café as it hits the road and travels to the Ann Arbor Summer Festival for a series of live concert tapings with host Rob Reinhart and surprise musical guests. Acoustic Café Live @ Top of the Park performances will air on the syndicated Acoustic Cafe radio show, heard around the country and worldwide on Voice Of America.

Hosted in a tent within the beverage garden at Top of the Park, these up-close-and-personal performances and interviews give patrons an intimate musical experience with national touring artists in the genres of folk, acoustic rock, roots, country, and more. Guest artists won't be revealed until day of show, so you'll have to show up to find out who's playing the tent each Sunday. Audience questions will also be taken, so come and help create each broadcast! June 20th, June 27th, July 4th & July 11th.

Admission is free, with a $5.00 suggested donation. Please note that tent seating is extremely limited, and is taken on first-come, first-served basis approximately one half-hour before each performance. A cash bar is available for patrons. Regularly scheduled entertainment on the Rackham Stage begins at 5:00 pm, immediately following the Acoustic Café tent performance.

Since 1994, Acoustic Café has been radio's best international showcase for new and classic acoustic music. Each week, the program airs two hours of exceptional songs from some of the best singer-songwriters in the business, plus live in-studio interviews and performances. Each of the guest sessions are recorded exclusively for Acoustic Café at its studios in Ann Arbor, Michigan, where Acoustic Café is based.

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Wednesday, April 14, 2010

The Black Keys Add Detroit Fillmore Date...

The Black Keys are scheduled to perform at the Detroit Fillmore on August 14th. Tickets go on sale this Friday, April 16th.

The Black Keys new album, Brothers, will be released May 18th on Nonesuch Records. In advance of the album’s release, fans may pre-order a limited-edition collectible hardbound book/deluxe edition of Brothers, available online only via the band’s website: The special package is available for pre-order beginning April 13.

The 56-page hardbound book includes never-before-seen live photos, intimate backstage and studio shots of The Black Keys, and the full Brothers album on CD. The deluxe package also includes MP3 downloads of the new songs “Tighten Up” and “Next Girl” delivered to fans instantly and a digital download of the full album on May 18. An exclusive 9 ¾” x 6 ½” lithograph of The Black Keys will also be included, with a limited number signed by the band.

As previously announced, The Black Keys are touring in support of Brothers this spring and summer, including an opening slot for Pearl Jam at Madison Square Garden on May 20, as well as performances on the Late Show with David Letterman on May 25 and Late Night with Jimmy Fallon on May 26. The band is also playing two dates at Central Park’s SummerStage in New York City on July 27 and 28, the first of which has already sold out.

1. “Everlasting Light”
2. “Next Girl”
3. “Tighten Up”
4. “Howlin’ For You”
5. “She’s Long Gone”
6. “Black Mud”
7. “The Only One”
8. “Too Afraid To Love You”
9. “Ten Cent Pistol”
10. “Sinister Kid”
11. “The Go Getter”
12. “I’m Not The One”
13. “Unknown Brother”
14. “Never Gonna Give You Up”
15. “These Days”

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The Extraordinary Ordinary Life Of Jose Gonzalez...

Tuesday, April 13, 2010

Modest Mouse Include Royal Oak for Tour...

Modest Mouse will be in the area playing Royal Oak Music Theatre on July 2nd. Ticket information should be available soon.

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Monday, April 12, 2010

Mucca Pazza To Play Ann Arbor...

The Ann Arbor Summer Festival Top of the Park schedule will be announced this Friday, April 16th. In the meantime, it has been confirmed that circus punk band Mucca Pazza will be playing with My Dear Disco on Friday, June 18th. All Top of the Park shows are free.

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Sunday, April 11, 2010

Gregory Alan Isakov to Play Ann Arbor's Ark...

Singer-Songwriter Gregory Alan Isakov will be performing at The Ark in Ann Arbor this Thursday, April 15th.

About Gregory (from his website):
“Gregory Alan Isakov makes quietly lush, deeply vibrant music more rooted in the starry night sky—like the one on the cover of his latest LP—than any terrestrial locale.” – Paste Magazine

Originally from Johannesburg, South Africa,’s song-craft lends to the deepest lyrical masterpieces. With hints of his influences, Leonard Cohen, Iron and Wine and Kelly Joe Phelps, Gregory Alan Isakov has been described as “strong, subtle, a lyrical genius” and has shared the stage with touring artists such as Calexico, Ani Difranco, Brandi Carlile, Indigo Girls, Richie Havens, and Fiona Apple. He has performed throughout the United States and Europe and appeared at numerous music festivals such as South By Southwest, Telluride Bluegrass Festival and Rocky Mountain Folks Fest. Gregory has toured solo and with his band “The Freight”, and has released a quartet of albums:

“This Empty Northern Hemisphere”(2009)
“That Sea, The Gambler” (2007)
“Songs for October” (2005)
“Rust Colored Stones” (2003)

available at iTunes, Cdbaby, and directly through the website.

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Saturday, April 10, 2010

Broken Bells Set To Play Detroit...

Morning Benders to support
5/18 San Diego @ Humphrey's Concerts by the Bay
5/19 Los Angeles @ Henry Fonda Theatre
5/21 San Francisco @ Regency Ballroom
5/24 Portland @ Wonder Ballroom
5/25 Seattle @ Showbox at the Market
5/26 Vancouver @ Commodore Ballroom
5/29 Denver @ Gothic Theatre
5/31 Chicago @ Vic Theater
6/1 Detroit @ St. Andrews Hall
6/2 Toronto @ Queen Elizabeth Theatre
6/4 Boston @ Royale NightClub
6/5 NY @ The Fillmore New York at Irving Plaza
6/6 Philadelphia @ Electric Factory
6/7 Washington, DC @ 9:30 Club
6/10 Atlanta @ Center Stage
6/11 Athens @ 40 Watt Club

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Friday, April 09, 2010

Ray Lamontagne Summer Tour 2010...

Ray LaMontagne will embark on a U.S. tour this summer, starting in Columbia, MD on August 15th, 2010. We’re also thrilled to include singer-songwriter, David Gray, who will be co-headlining with Ray. Area fans will be happy to see the Meadow Brook Theatre date in Rochester, Michigan on August 26th.

Ticket sale details and additional shows to be announced at a later date.

Ray LaMontagne and David Gray Summer Tour:
August 15 Columbia, MD Merriweather Post Pavilion
August 17 Boston, MA Bank of America Pavilion
August 19 Wantagh, NY Nikon @ Jones Beach
August 20 Camden, NJ Susquehanna Bank Center
August 22 Nashville, TN Grand Ole Opry
August 25 Chicago, IL Millennium Park
August 26 Rochester, MI Meadow Brook Theatre
August 29 Council Bluffs, IA Stir Cover @ Harrah’s Council Bluffs
August 30 Morrison, CO Red Rocks Amphitheatre
August 31 Santa Fe, NM Santa Fe Opera House
September 1 Phoenix, AZ Dodge Theatre
September 3 Los Vegas, NV The Pearl @ The Palms
September 4 Valley Center, CA Harrahs Rincon
September 5 Santa Barbara, CA Santa Barbara Bowl
September 8 Los Angeles, CA The Greek Theatre
September 10 Berkeley, CA The Greek Theatre


Thursday, April 08, 2010

The Lone Microphone is 4 Years Old Today!