Tuesday, August 31, 2010

Video: The Swell Season ~ Low Rising & Paper Cup...

Video: The Cave Singers ~ New Song...

Saturday, August 28, 2010

Dan Deacon to Play Mickey Finn's in Toledo...

Dan Deacon and Lightning Bolt, are teaming up for seven North American dates this October. Deacon will bring along his mighty Dan Deacon Ensemble for the trek, too.

10/07 Lexington, KY @ Busters
10/10 Chicago, IL @ TBA
10/11 Toledo, OH @ Mickey Finn's
10/12 Toronto, Ontario @ Great Hall
10/13 Montreal, Quebec @ Cabaret Mile End
10/14 Albany, NY @ Northern Lights
10/15 Brooklyn, NY @ Ridgewood Music Hall

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Mt. St. Helens Vietnam Band Plans Toledo Stop...

Mt. St. Helens Vietnam Band, a rock quintet from Seattle, will perform at Mickey Finn's Pub in Toledo on September 17th.

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Jamie Lidell Comes to Cleveland Grog Shop...

Jamie Lidell will perform at The Grog Shop in Cleveland on September 10th.

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Sunday, August 22, 2010

Ratatat Includes Royal Oak on 2010 Tour...

Ratatat will soon take to the road to tour on the release of LP4. They will be in Royal Oak, Michigan at Royal Oak Music Theatre on September 9th.

9/7 Montreal, Quebec - Metropolis
9/8 Toronto, Ontario - Sound Academy
9/9 Royal Oak, MI - Royal Oak Theatre
9/10 Chicago, IL - Riviera Theatre
9/11 Minneapolis, MN - First Avenue
9/14 Seattle, WA - Showbox
9/15 Vancouver, British Columbia - Commodore Ballroom
9/16 Portland, OR - Crystal Ballroom
9/17 San Francisco, CA - Warfield Theatre
9/18 Ventura, CA - Majestic Ventura Theatre
9/19 San Diego, CA - House of Blues
9/21 Los Angeles, CA - Club Nokia
9/22 Las Vegas, NV - House of Blues
9/24 Pomona, CA - Fox Theatre
9/25 Scottsdale, AZ - Venue of Scottsdale
9/27 Austin, TX - Stubb's
9/28 Dallas, TX - Palladium Ballroom
9/29 Fayetteville, AR - George's Majestic Lounge
9/30 New Orleans, LA - McAlister Auditorium
10/1 Atlanta, GA - The Masquerade
10/2 Charlotte, NC - Amos' Southend
10/5 Boston, MA - House of Blues
10/6 Philadelphia, PA - Electric Factory
10/7 Washington, DC - 9:30 Club
10/8 & 10/9 New York, NY - Terminal 5

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Mayer Hawthorne Set to Play Pontiac, MI Fest...

Mayer Hawthorne is on the music schedule for Art, Beats & Eats 2010 in Pontiac, Michigan. There is a 3 day lineup of all types of music, but Mayer will be doing his thing on Saturday, September 4th.

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Tuesday, August 17, 2010

David Gray Tour Dates & Album Info...

Today marks the release of David Gray's eighth studio album, Foundling, out on Downtown Records. Along with kicking off his co-headlining North American tour with Ray LaMontagne this week, David Gray is scheduled to appear on The Tonight Show With Jay Leno September 9th.

Foundling is currently streaming on AOL Spinner and MSN Music -

Foundling Tracklisting:
Disc 1
1. Only The Wine
2. Foundling
3. Forgetting
4. Gossamer Thread
5. The Old Chair
6. In God's Name
7. We Could Fall In Love Again Tonight
8. Holding On
9. When I Was In Your Heart
10. A New Day At Midnight
11. Dave Jones' Locker
Disc 2
1. Fixative
2. Morning Theme
3. The Dotted Line
4. A Million Years
5. Who's Singing Now
6. Old Father Time
7. Indeed I Will
8. A Moment Changes Everything
9. More To Me Now

Tour Dates with Ray LaMontagne:
8/17 @ Bank Of America Pavilion Boston, MA
8/18 @ Bank Of America Pavilion Boston, MA
8/19 @ Jones Beach Wantagh, NY
8/20 @ Susquehanna Bank Center Camden, NJ
8/22 @ Bridgestone Arena Nashville, TN
8/23 @ Chastain Park Atlanta, GA
8/25 @ Millennium Park Chicago, IL
8/26 @ Meadow Brook Music Fest Rochester, MI
8/27 @ Molson Amphitheatre Toronto, ON
8/29 @ Stir Cover @ Harrah's Council Bluffs, IA
8/30 @ Red Rocks Amphitheatre Morrison, CO
8/31 @ Sante Fe Opera House Santa Fe, NM
9/1 @ Dodge Theatre Phoenix, AZ
9/3 @ Pearl Concert Theatre at The Palms Las Vegas, NV
9/5 @ Santa Barbara Bowl Santa Barbara, CA
9/7 @ Greek Theatre Los Angeles, CA
9/8 @ Greek Theatre Los Angeles, CA
9/10 @ Greek Theatre Los Angeles, CA
9/11 @ Edgefield Troutdale, OR
9/12 @ Marymoor Amphitheatre Redmond, WA

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Monday, August 16, 2010

Video: Nathaniel Rateliff ~ Shroud

Robert Plant Angel Dance Video/Band of Joy EPK...

Sunday, August 15, 2010

Video: Mavis Staples & Jeff Tweedy...

From The Guardian:
Gospel legend Mavis Staples has recorded a new album with Jeff Tweedy. The Wilco frontman wrote several tracks for You Are Not Alone, as well as producing the LP, which includes covers of tunes by Creedence Clearwater Revival and Randy Newman. "For me to still be here and still be wanting to be heard, to have a guy like Jeff Tweedy want to produce me, it just make me feel really good," Staples said.

Staples, now 70, is a Chicago legend. As a member of the Staple Singers, led by her father Pops Staples, she went all the way from rallies with Martin Luther King Jr to the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. In recent decades she has collaborated with everyone from Prince to John Scofield, as well as recording protest songs with Ry Cooder for her last album, 2007's We'll Never Turn Back. But for You Are Not Alone, it was Tweedy, leader of Chicago's foremost indie band, who got in touch.

"He was just so up on what I do," Staples told Pitchfork. "He had all of our songs from the 1950s and 60s on his iPod. It surprised me. He has songs that Pops would play for me when I was a kid. Two of the songs were actually from before I was born. When Jeff played them, I said, 'Where in the world did you come up with those? You're taking me back to my childhood now.'"

The album was laid down at Wilco's Loft studio, with the rest of the band – besides guitarist Nels Cline – contributing to the recording. Although Staples said she didn't really know Wilco, or have any of their albums, she had a "wonderful time" working in an unfamiliar context. "The session was so different," she said. "It was so refreshing for me to sing these different tempos, and the way Jeff writes a song, you have to praise him!"

For one track, a traditional called Wonderful Saviour, Tweedy asked Staples to record a capella. "[He] had us go into the corridor, on the staircase. It was so cold. He said, 'Mavis, we're going to try this out here. There's such a good sound'. I said, 'I'm not going out there! It's cold!' This was in December when Chicago was freezing ... So he just told someone, 'Get Mavis a cap, a coat and a scarf, and Mavis, go out and sing.'"

"I'm so happy to be connected to the Wilco band, period," Staples said. "Most of the time when the session is over, you just take a deep breath and you're grateful that everything went right. But this one, I hated to see it wrap up. I would have loved to do one more song ... I told Jeff, 'It's cartwheel time for me. I can't do it, but I'll get one of my nieces and nephews to do a cartwheel for me.'"

You Are Not Alone is out on 14 September.

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Saturday, August 14, 2010

New Album & Tour from EELS...

EELS leader Mark Oliver Everett, aka E, calls the 14 track album the final installment of a trilogy that began with HOMBRE LOBO (June 2009) and END TIMES (January 2010). Following a four year absence, TOMORROW MORNING will be the third new EELS album in a little over a year and a half and will be released on the EELS' E Works Records label on August 24th. The world tour starts in Santa Ana, California, hitting Japan, Australia, Europe, United States and Canada. It will be the first time EELS have performed live since the release of HOMBRE LOBO, END TIMES and the new album

Be sure and catch their show at TheCrofoot on September 30th.

U.S. Tour Dates:
September 22 Philadelphia, PA @ World Cafe Live
September 23 Richmond, VA @ The National Theater
September 24 Boston, MA @ The Royal
September 25 New York, NY @ Terminal 5
September 26 Washington, DC @ 9:30 Club
September 28 Montreal, Canada @ Le National
September 29 Toronto, Canada The Mod
September 30 Detroit, MI @ The Crofoot
October 1 Chicago, IL @ The Metro
October 2 Milwaukee, WI @ The Pabst Theater
October 3 Minneapolis, MN @ First Avenue
October 5 Denver, CO @ The Ogden Theater
October 6 Salt Lake City, UT @ The Complex
October 8 Portland, OR @ Roseland
October 9 Seattle, WA @ Moore Theatre
October 11 San Francisco, CA @ The Fillmore
October 12 Los Angeles, CA @ Henry Fonda Theater

Download "Looking Up" for free here: http://eelstheband.com/

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Video: The Avett Brothers @ Glastonbury...

Friday, August 13, 2010

Ann Arbor Seeing (Jackie) Greene in October...

Jackie Greene returns to Ann Arbor, Michigan to play The Ark on October 20th. Tickets go on sale Saturday, August 14th.

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Monday, August 09, 2010

Sufjan Stevens Tour Dates Include Royal Oak...

With planned performances at a number of large, elegant venues—including two nights at New York’s fabled Beacon Theatre and a night at The Wiltern Theater in Los Angeles—Sufjan Stevens is set to hit the road for an extensive North American tour in fall 2010. The performances will feature fully realized versions of the songs initially debuted during a late 2009 tour of small clubs in which Stevens workshopped several works-in-progress. “In his new songs,” The New York Times notes of one of Stevens’ fall 2009 Brooklyn performances, “love leads him to improvisation, chaos and spasms of rhythm, all precisely dolloped out.” Stevens will tour with his large ensemble performing alongside a full production including projections.

Sufjan Stevens has released eight studio recordings since 2000 including the critically acclaimed Michigan and Illinois (the latter named the “Best Album of the Decade” by Paste); a 5-EP Christmas box set; Enjoy Your Rabbit, an instrumental electronic song cycle based on the animals of the Chinese Zodiac; and the aforementioned The BQE. Run Rabbit Run, a recording of Enjoy Your Rabbit rearranged for the Osso String Quartet, was released in 2009 via Asthmatic Kitty. Stevens has also collaborated with The Danielson Famile, Rosie Thomas, Denison Witmer, My Brightest Diamond and many others.

Tour Dates
10/12 Metropolis Theater Montreal QC
10/13 Massey Hall Toronto, ON
10/14 Royal Oak Music Theater Royal Oak, MI
10/15 Chicago Theater Chicago, IL
10/16 Orpheum Theater Minneapolis MN
10/17 Uptown Theater Kansas City MO
10/19 The Long Center for the Performing Arts Austin TX
10/20 McFarlin Memorial Auditorium Dallas TX
10/22 Mesa Arts Center-Ikeda Theater Mesa AZ
10/23 The Wiltern Los Angeles CA
10/26 The Paramount Theater Oakland CA
10/28 Orpheum Theater Vancouver BC
10/29 Arlene Schnitzer Concert Hall Portland OR
10/30 The Paramount Theatre Seattle WA
11/1 Kingsbury Hall Salt Lake City UT
11/2 Paramount Theatre Denver CO
11/4 Hilbert Circle Theatre Indianapolis IN
11/5 Bijou Theater Knoxville TN
11/6 The Tabernacle Atlanta GA
11/7 Thomas Wolfe Auditorium Asheville NC
11/10 Kimmel Center Philadelphia PA
11/11 Orpheum Theatre Boston MA
11/14 Beacon Theatre New York NY
11/15 Beacon Theatre New York NY

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