Friday, July 30, 2010

Bell X1 Rocket into Ann Arbor...

Bell X1 will embark on an acoustic tour in North America this fall. Fans in the midwest will be happy to know they are planning a stop at The Ark in Ann Arbor on October 11th.

Bell X1 are an Irish rock band from County Kildare in Ireland. Ireland's most renowned domestic band, they have thus far released four critically-acclaimed albums in Ireland, and are now used to playing large arenas, platinum-selling albums and obtaining number one singles in the country. The band is named after the Bell X-1, the first supersonic aircraft in history. Bell X1 began their existence as Juniper, a 1990s act who had success in Ireland and counted, as their frontman, Damien Rice prior to his international success as a solo artist.

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Wednesday, July 28, 2010

Arcade Fire Plans Live Webcast from MSG (8/5)...

Tuesday, July 27, 2010

Gorillaz Announce U.S. Tour Dates...

are set to take their Plastic Beach around the world later this year. The band have today confirmed they will play 20 shows in North America (including their first ever show at Madison Square Garden) 10 nights across Europe including 2 nights at London’s 02 Arena before heading to Asia and down under for 7 shows.

Gorillaz fanclub, the Sub Division, will benefit from pre-sale ahead of tickets going on general sale.

Gorillaz U.S. Tour Dates:
10/5 Wallingford, CT @ Oakdale Theatre
10/6 Boston, MA @ Agganis Arena
10/8 New York, NY @ Madison Square Garden
10/10 Camden, NJ @ Susquehanna Bank Center
10/11 Fairfax, VA @ Patriot Center
10/13 Detroit, MI @ Fox Theatre
10/14 Toronto, Ontario @ Air Canada Centre
10/16 Chicago, IL @ UIC Pavilion
10/17 Minneapolis, MN @ Target Center
10/19 Houston, TX @ Toyota Center
10/20 Dallas, TX @ Verizon Theatre
10/22 Austin, TX @ Frank Erwin Center
10/24 Denver, CO @ Wells Fargo Theatre
10/26 Phoenix, AZ @ Dodge Theatre
10/27 Los Angeles, CA @ Gibson Amphitheatre
10/30 Oakland, CA @ Oracle Arena
11/02 Seattle, WA @ Key Arena

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Sunday, July 25, 2010

These United States Plan Stop in Maumee...

Wednesday, July 21, 2010

Video: Jack White & Dave Grohl Play White House...

Jack White ~ Mother Nature's Son

Dave Grohl ~ Band on the Run

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Saturday, July 17, 2010

Justin Townes Earle Preps New Album & Tour...

“He’s fully absorbed his genetic and cultural heritage and draws upon both with great skill and dimension…an utterly distinctive voice that takes what’s come before and artfully moves it forward with the power of a certain steel-driving man.”Los Angeles Times

Harlem River Blues, the new album from celebrated singer-songwriter Justin Townes Earle, will be released September 14 on Bloodshot Records. This is Earle’s third release and follows 2009’s critically acclaimed Midnight at the Movies, which Paste Magazine declared, “A nearly flawless, organic LP,” while Rolling Stone gave it a four star review. In support of the record, Earle will tour throughout 2010. He will be in Toledo performing at Frankie's on August 21st. Please see below for details.

A recent transfer to New York City, Earle returned to his home of Nashville, TN to record the album at House of David studio. Harlem River Blues was produced by Earle and Skylar Wilson and features guest appearances from Jason Isbell, Bryn Davies (Patty Griffin, Guy Clark), Calexico’s Paul Niehaus and Old Crow Medicine Show’s Ketch Secor.

Since his debut in 2008, Earle has toured consistently including performances at the Hardly Strictly Bluegrass Fest, the Grand Ole Opry and the Bonnaroo Music & Arts Festival as well as a recent appearance on “A Prairie Home Companion.” On August 1, Earle will join Levon Helm, The Avett Brothers, The Swell Season and many more at the 2010 Newport Folk Festival Additionally, Earle won “Best New and Emerging Artist” at the 2009 Americana Music Awards and was named by GQ magazine as one of “The 25 Most Stylish Men in the World” in 2010. He also recently appeared on HBO’s Treme with his dad, troubadour Steve Earle, on whose Grammy Award winning record Townes, Earle also guests.


7/29 Rochester, NY Party in the Park*
7/30 Northampton, MA The Iron Horse
8/1 Newport, RI Newport Folk Festival
8/8 New York, NY “Gone to Governors” Live Music Series
8/15 Bristol, TN Mountain Stage
8/21 Toledo, OH Frankie’s
8/22 Wellston, MI Hoxeyville Music Festival
8/23 Kalamazoo, MI Kalamazoo Public Library
8/28 Lakewood, NJ Strand Theatre
9/4 Seattle, WA Bumbershoot Festival
9/6 Vancouver, BC Biltmore
9/7 Bellingham, WA The Wild Buffalo
9/9 Portland, OR Musicfest Northwest at Berbattis
9/11 Atlanta, GA Smith’s Olde Bar
9/12 Birmingham, AL WorkPlay
9//14 Nashville, TN Grimey’s in-store
9/15 St. Louis, MO Old Rock House†
9/16 Indianapolis, IN Radio Radio†
9/17 Louisville, KY Headliners†
9/18 Chicago, IL Lincoln Hall†
9/23 Cincinnati, OH Midpoint Music Festival†
9/24 Columbus, OH The Rumba Café†
9/25 Berryville, VA Watermelon Park Festival
9/29 San Diego, CA Casbah†
9/30 Los Angeles, CA Autry Museum†
10/1 Santa Cruz, CA Rio Theatre†
10/2 San Francisco, CA Hardly Strictly Bluegrass
10/4 Humboldt, CA The Depot at Humboldt State†‡
10/6 Salt Lake City, UT The State Room†
10/7 Denver, CO The Bluebird†
10/9 Minneapolis, MN First Avenue†
10/11 Milwaukee, WI Turner Hall†
10/12 Bloomington, IL Six Strings†
10/14 Detroit, MI Magic Stick†
10/15 Toronto, ON Horseshoe Tavern†
10/16 Buffalo, NY The Mohawk†
10/21 Portsmouth, NH The Music Hall†
10/22 Philadelphia, PA The First Unitarian Church†
10/23 Washington, DC 9:30 Club†
12/1 Baton Rouge, LA Manship Theatre

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Video: Robert Randolph ~ If I Had My Way...

Bobby Bare Jr. Doc Looking For You...

Bobby Bare Jr. Documentary Track 1: Meet Bobby Bare Jr. from HHCreative on Vimeo.

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Son of country music royalty, father of three, nominated for a Grammy at age 6, he’s terrified of elves, he was at the forefront of the indie rock movement in the country music capital of the world, and if you catch him in a city near you, he’ll rock your face off.
“…The only real curiosity about Bare’s career to date is that he hasn’t yet become a big name in modern rock—the kind of artist whose every album is awaited with the eager anticipation…" — Nashville Scene

Bare Jr. has toured with – Bob Dylan, Aerosmith, The Black Crowes, Andrew Bird, The Drive By Truckers, Dr. Dog, The Decembrists, The Walkmen, Centro-Matic, The Bottel Rockets and The Old 97’s.

In the artists words, his music is ‘southern and it rocks, but its not southern rock’.
With his unique sound, Bare Jr. redefines both expectations, and what it means to be an independent artist in the 21st century. His style is a study in contrasts, going from gentle acoustic melodies to a guitar shredding riff in seconds. As he taps a tambourine with his foot, strums his guitar and tells stories in song – you’re captivated.

With the recent release of Twistable, Turnable Man: A Musical Tribute to the Songs of Shel Silverstein, produced by Bobby Bare Jr. and his dad, along with Bobby’s own album, A Storm, A Tree, My Mothers Head and an upcoming nationwide tour, Bare Jr. has a feeling that NOW is HIS time.

Like Bare Jr.’s music, this film will be a constantly evolving piece of art. Traveling with exclusive access we will be there to witness and capture first hand, the events that unfold as this artist approaches a crossroads in his life and career.

This isn’t a glowing or pompous look at a musical diva, but rather a look at a rocker who will do whatever it takes – at the times where so many other musicians would step down or sell out, Bare Jr. steps up.


To truly capture Bare’s eclectic music style, we will shoot on mixed formats including 16mm, 8mm, HD, and utilize GoPro cameras to capture a true “fly on the wall” experience. The GoPro cameras offer a new perspective with their size and ability to be mounted on the stage, in places no other camera can get creating a new look at what it feels like to perform live. This is a truly unique experience.

We will also incorporate unique stop motion animation emphasizing certain experiences on the road and help to bridge together our travels on tour.


Come along for the ride as Bobby Bare Jr. rocks across the country and takes the music industry by storm.

We would also welcome donations of items from film stock, to equipment, to a van to drive across country. And, if you are interested in the project and you have skills you could contribute, we would love to hear from you.

Check back often for new videos!!

To learn more about the film, watch exclusive videos, or to score exclusive merchandise, visit the film’s website:

Thank you very much!


Nashville, Tennessee, United States

Bobby Bare Jr. Tour Dates:

8/4 Nashville, TN @ Music CIty Roots at Loveless Cafe
8/12 Johnson City, TN @ Casbah
8/13 Asheville, NC @ Grey Eagle
8/24 Memphis, TN @ Hi Tone
8/25 Oklahoma City, OK @ VZD's
8/26 Austin, TX @ Continental Club
8/27 San Antonio, TX @ Casbeers
8/30 Tucson, AZ @ Hotel Congress Patio
8/31 Los Angeles, CA @ The Echo
9/1 San Francisco, CA @ Cafe du Nord
9/2 Reno, NV @ Treehouse Lounge
9/4 Eugene, OR @ Sam Bonds Garage
9/6 Seattle, WA @ Bumbershoot Festival
9/6 Vancouver, BC Canada @ The Biltmore with Justin Townes Earle
9/7 Bellingham, WA @ Wild Buffalo with Justin Townes Earle
9/10 Portland, OR @ Crystal Ballroom with Okkervill River
9/13 Missoula, MT @ The Palace
9/15 Denver, CO @ Hi Dive
9/16 Kansas City, MO @ Record Bar
9/17 St. Louis, MO @ Off Broadway
9/21 Atlanta, GA @ The Earl
9/22 Chapel Hill, NC @ Local 506
9/23 Arlington, VA @ IOTA
9/24 Philadelphia, PA @ North Star
9/25 Hoboken, NJ @ Maxwells
9/27 New York, NY @ Mercury Lounge
9/28 Cambridge, MA @ Middle East
9/30 Cleveland, OH @ Beachland Ballroom
10/1 Maumee, OH @ Village Idiot

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Video: Horse Feathers ~ Starving Robins...

Sharon Jones Offers Free Rock Hall Show...

The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Museum will welcome Sharon Jones and the Dap-Kings for a special FREE concert on the Museum’s Main Stage on Friday, August 13 at 8 p.m.

Although this concert is FREE, a ticket is necessary for entry.
There will be many ways for fans to win tickets to this special concert. Kia Motors promotion teams will be conducting ticket giveaway promotions at the Rock Hall during the Summer in the City concerts on July 14, July 21 and August 11. Tickets are also available online through Daptone Records at and the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Museum’s Facebook page and Twitter page. For complete information on how to obtain tickets, please visit

Sharon Jones and the Dap-Kings have truly become renowned thanks to their incredible live show, not to mention their relentless touring. And though it’s certainly no easy task to keep such a vast ensemble on the road, the band continues to pack hundreds of clubs worldwide, from legendary venues like New York’s Apollo Theater, Beacon Theater and Central Park’s SummerStage to their show-stopping sets at Coachella, SXSW, Lollapalooza, Roskilde, Bonnaroo, Austin City Limits and WOMAD.

Currently supporting their fourth album, I Learned the Hard Way, Sharon Jones and the Dap-Kings continue to electrify fans, disc jockeys, critics, record collectors, and bloggers the world-over with their authentic, heart-felt sound. The authenticity clearly demonstrated on the band’s three critically-acclaimed previous albums steeped within the gilded and gritty sounds of gospel, soul and funk – Dap Dippin’ (2002), Naturally (2005) and 100 Days, 100 Nights (2007) – captured and released by the independent Daptone Records. Their albums recall an analog era led by iconic studios like those at Motown and Stax Records, and have thrust the 53 year-old Augusta, GA native and crew into the multimedia limelight.

For more information on Sharon Jones and the Dap-Kings, visit

For more information on this and other concerts this summer at the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Museum, visit

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MMJ Play Louisville w/ Youth Orchestra...


On Friday, October 29th, My Morning Jacket will be performing at University of Louisville’s KFC Yum! Center. Supporting the band will be the Louisville Youth Orchestra (LYO) and Louisville band Wax Fang. One dollar from every ticket sold will be going to the Louisville Youth Orchestra Continuing Education Scholarship, which raises money for at-risk youth to be able to attend school. The LYO was founded with the mission to provide high quality musical experiences and the opportunity to perform for the benefit of the Louisville community and its young musicians regardless of race, creed or economic circumstances. It is one of the oldest and largest youth orchestras in the US. The show will also continue the tradition of creating a “Local Louisville Village” inside the KFC Yum! Center, providing locally based businesses and non-profit organizations with a presence at their show.

Tickets for the show go on sale to the public on Saturday, August 14th at 10AM. A limited amount of tickets will be available at Ear X-Tacy on Thursday August 12th at 10AM, in celebration of the store’s 25th anniversary and its new location at 2226 Bardstown Road. In addition, My Morning Jacket will also be hosting a pre-sale to fans beginning at the same time. Check the MMJ shows page for information regarding the pre-sale, and other My Morning Jacket shows.

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Wednesday, July 14, 2010

Video: Gayngs ~ The Gaudy Side of Town...

Bobby Bare Jr. Returns to Village Idiot...

Bobby Bare Jr. has added a show at the Village Idiot in Maumee, Ohio on October 1st, 2010. His tour will also include midwest tour dates in Detroit and Cleveland.

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U2 360 Tour Announcement...

U2 announce the rescheduled US dates for the U2360 Tour after Bono's injury forced U2 to pull out of Glastonbury Festival and U2 360 North America Tour commitments.

Larry, Adam, The Edge and Bono filmed the video during recording and tour rehearsals from their home in Eze Sur Mere in the South of France.

Live Nation Entertainment announced that the U2 360° tour dates in the US, which were recently postponed due to Bono’s emergency back surgery, have all been rescheduled for Spring/Summer 2011 with all tickets being valid at the rescheduled performances.

The 2010 European tour, which has not been affected, begins as scheduled on August 6th in Turin.

U2’s manager Paul McGuinness thanked fans for their ongoing support, “We’re delighted the dates are rescheduled and in all the same venues we originally planned to play. It hasn't been easy to accomplish this and I'd like to thank the managers of the many venues and sports teams across North America and Live Nation Global Touring for their help and cooperation in making this complex new plan possible. Above all we want to thank the U2 fans for bearing with us. They’re the best and the band wants to get back to where they belong, surrounded by their audience.”

The North American Tour rescheduled dates, are confirmed as follows:

May 21 Denver, CO Invesco Field (formerly June 12/10)
May 24 Salt Lake City, UT Rice Eccles Stadium (formerly June 3/10)

June 01 Edmonton, AB Commonwealth Stadium (formerly June 23/10)
June 04 Seattle, WA Qwest Field (formerly June 20/10)
June 07 Oakland, CA McAfee Coliseum (formerly June 20/10)
June 17 Anaheim, CA Angels Stadium (formerly June 6/10)
June 18 Anaheim, CA Angels Stadium (formerly June 7/10)
June 26 E. Lansing, MI Spartan Stadium at MSU (formerly June 30/10)
June 29 Miami, FL *Sun Life Stadium (formerly July 9/10)
July 05 Chicago, IL Soldier Field (formerly July 6/10)
July 08 Montreal, QC Hippodrome (formerly July 16/10)
July 09 Montreal, QC Hippodrome (formerly July 17/10)
July 11 Toronto, ON Rogers Centre (formerly July 3/10)
July 14 Philadelphia, PA Lincoln Financial Field (formerly July 12/10)
July 20 East Rutherford, NJ New Meadowlands Stadium (formerly July 19/10)
July 23 Minneapolis, MN TCF Bank Stadium (formerly June 27/10)

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Sunday, July 11, 2010

Sea Wolf Solo Acoustic Tour in Toledo...


Dear Friends,

I'm am happy to announce the first-ever Sea Wolf solo acoustic tour! I will be packing up my suitcase and guitar and traveling to your town to serenade you with Sea Wolf songs (and a few extras) as you've never heard them before.

Joining me on the tour will be two of my favorite artists and friends, Sera Cahoone and Patrick Park.

Also, my label will be releasing a 7" vinyl-and-digital-only single for 'Turn the Dirt Over' (from White Water, White Bloom), which will be available during the tour. The 7" single will include a remix by Broken Social Scene's Brendan Canning, and the digital version (which you may purchase on it's own, or will come free with the 7") will also contain an unreleased Sea Wolf track called: 'Where the Wind Blows'.

So, friends, please come join Sera and Patrick and I for these extra special shows!


Sea Wolf (solo acoustic)
w/Sera Cahoone and Patrick Park

9/08 San Diego, CA - Soda Bar
9/09 Phoenix, AZ - Rhythm Room
9/11 Austin, TX - Emo’s Jr
9/12 Denton, TX - Hailey’s
9/13 Memphis, TN - Hi Tone Café
9/14 Birmingham, AB - Bottletree
9/15 Atlanta, GA - Eddie’s Attic
9/16 Chapel Hill, NC - Nightlight
9/17 Baltimore, MD - Metro Gallery
9/18 Philadelphia, PA - North Star
9/19 New York, NY - Mercury Lounge
9/20 Brooklyn, NY - Knitting Factory
9/21 Boston, MA - Middle East Upstairs
9/22 Montreal, Qc - Il Motore
9/23 Clinton, NY - Hamilton College
9/24 Pittsburgh, PA - The Altar Bar
9/25 Toledo, OH - Mickey Finn’s Pub
9/26 Chicago, IL - Lincoln Hall
9/27 Minneapolis, MN - Turf Club
9/28 Omaha, NE - Waiting Room
9/29 Lincoln, NE - Bourbon Theatre
9/30 Colorado Springs, NE - Stargazers
10/01 Denver, CO - Hi-Dive
10/02 Salt Lake City, UT - Kilby Court
10/04 Seattle, WA - Tractor
10/05 Vancouver, BC - Rickshaw
10/06 Portland, OR - Doug Fir
10/07 Arcata, CA - Humbolt University
10/08 San Francisco, CA - Independent
10/09 Fresno, CA - Frank’s

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Friday, July 09, 2010

Video: The Black Keys in the Studio...

Video: The Black in the Studio...

Tuesday, July 06, 2010

Interview: Jeff Tweedy on Q TV...