Tuesday, March 29, 2011

Daytrotter Barn Tour Comes to Dexter, MI...

This spring marks the fourth installation of the Daytrotter Barnstormer tour, bringing some of the country's greatest young talents to the tiny points on the map, in the middle of the countryside, under a roof of stars, amongst the smell of alfalfa and the mooing of cows. We'll be hitting towns near Big Ten University cities on this run - April 26-30th - getting into Minnesota and Michigan for the first time, while finding a beautiful old barn in the suburbs of Chicago and heading back to two of our favorite barns in all of the world in Monticello, Ill. and Maquoketa, Iowa. Along for the ride this time are the great Norwegian Sondre Lerche, New York's Caveman (featuring members of The Subjects and The End of the World), New York's Guards (featuring members of Cults), Los Angeles' The Romany Rye and a handful of guests that we'll announce here and in our weekly newsletter as they're known. If you've ever been to a Barnstormer show, you know they're not to be missed. Get your tickets soon as many of these barns are intimate and there will be a limited number of tickets available. See you at the barns!

The last of the new barns on the tour, we'll be getting into Wolverine territory for the first time as well. This barn is a beautifully pillared structure that is bound to be a wonderful setting for a tour that will be at full steam by the time we reach this stage. **Please note that tickets will be extremely limited for this show.

April 28, 2011
Dexter, Michigan (just outside Ann Arbor): Lakeview Farms Barn, 12075 Island Lake Rd.
Performing — Sondre Lerche, Guards, The Romany Rye and more
**Please note that tickets will be extremely limited for this show.

The last of the new barns on the tour brings Barnstormer into Wolverine territory for the first time.

Tickets are $15 in advance//$20 at the door

Get tickets now.

Info on Facebook.

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Saturday, March 26, 2011

Timber Timbre Sets Gig in Pontiac...

Timber Timbre is a Canadian folk music project, featuring Mika Posen, Simon Trottier and Taylor Kirk. The moniker refers to an early series of recordings made in a timber-framed cabin set in the wooded outskirts of Bobcaygeon, Ontario.

With Creep On Creepin’ On slated for release on Arts & Crafts April 5, Timber Timbre is pleased to announce a number of North American dates, intended to showcase what NPR has already hailed as “a haunted, gnarled switch of plaintive toe tap,” first hand for fans across the continent.

Timber Timbre will be at The Pike Room in Pontiac, Michigan on May 19th.

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Elvis Costello Plans Royal Oak Gig...

Elvis Costello & The Imposters will perform at Royal Oak Music Theatre in Royal Oak, Michigan on Monday, June 20th. Tickets are on sale now.

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Eddie Vedder Announces Solo Ukulele Tour...

In support of his forthcoming solo album, Ukulele Songs, Eddie Vedder will embark on a month-long US tour on June 15th in Providence, Rhode Island which wraps up on July 15th at Seattle’s Benaroya Hall. Special guest Glen Hansard (The Swell Season, The Frames) will join Vedder on the road.

Eddie Vedder will release a solo album, Ukulele Songs, on Tuesday, May 31st (May 30th internationally) through Pearl Jam's Monkeywrench Records. Ukulele Songs is a collection of original songs and covers performed by Vedder on ukulele. The first single from the album, "Longing to Belong," will be available for sale through digital retailers on Tuesday, March 22nd (March 21st internationally).

Also released on May 31st is Water on the Road, a live-concert DVD directed by Brendan Canty of Fugazi and Christoph Green featuring performances from Vedder’s August 16th and 17th 2008 solo tour engagements at Washington, D.C.'s Warner Theatre. The DVD features a live performance of "You're True" from Ukulele Songs as well as a mix of Pearl Jam catalog, covers and songs from Vedder’s critically acclaimed, award-winning solo record, Into The Wild.

6/15 Providence, RI @ Providence Perf. Arts Ctr.    
6/16 Boston, MA @ Wang Theatre - Citi Performing Arts Center    
6/18 Hartford, CT @ Bushnell Center For Perf. Arts    
6/21 New York, NY @ Beacon Theatre    
6/22 New York, NY @ Beacon Theatre    
6/25 Upper Darby, PA @ Tower Theatre  
6/26 Detroit, MI @ Fox Theatre    
6/28 Chicago, IL @ Chicago Theatre    
7/1 St. Louis, MO @ Fabulous Fox Theatre    
7/2 Minneapolis, MN @ The Orpheum Theatre    
7/5 San Diego, CA @ Copley Symphony Hall    
7/6 Long Beach, CA @ Terrace Theater  
7/8 Los Angeles, CA @ The Wiltern    
7/9 Santa Barbara, CA @ Santa Barbara Bowl    
7/11 Oakland, CA @ Paramount Theatre    
7/14 Portland, OR @ Arlene Schnitzer Concert Hall    
7/15 Seattle, WA @ Benaroya Hall

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Video: tUnE-yArDs ~ Bizness...

Wednesday, March 23, 2011

Sade Tour Dates Include Detroit & Cleveland...

As a follow up to the platinum-selling Soldier Of Love, which spent three weeks at the top of the Billboard album chart and garnered a well-deserved GRAMMY, Sade is back with The Ultimate Collection, out May 3rd. In addition to classic Sade songs, the must-have album will include three new, never-before heard songs including “Moon & The Sky” (featuring Jay-Z). Here for the first time, fans can find all of their favorite Sade classics from their most iconic albums including songs from the Best Of collection and the greatest hits off of Lover’s Rock and Soldier Of Love.

Pre-orders of the album begin today at Sade.com, and fans who pre-order The Ultimate Collection will have exclusive early access to tickets beginning March 30th for the newly announced dates in select markets.

Tickets for the newly announced dates go on sale to the public beginning April 2nd at Ticketmaster.com and LiveNation.com. For Facebook pre-sale codes, announcements and on-sale dates, visit Sade's Facebook events page.

Sade and John Legend Summer Tour Dates:
6/16 Baltimore, MD - 1st Mariner Arena
6/18 Pittsburgh, PA - Consol Energy Center
6/19 Philadelphia, PA - Wells Fargo Center
6/21 Uniondale, NY - Nassau Coliseum
6/22 Washington, DC - Verizon Center
6/24 East Rutherford, NJ - Izod Center
6/25 Newark, NJ - Prudential Center
6/28 Toronto, ON - Air Canada Centre
6/30 Montreal, QC - Bell Centre
7/3 Uncasville, CT - Mohegan Sun Arena
7/6 Boston, MT - TD Garden
7/8 Indianapolis, IN - Conseco Fieldhouse
7/9 Cleveland, OH - Quicken Loans Arena
7/10 Columbus, OH - Schottenstein Center

7/12 Atlanta, GA - Philips Arena
7/13 Atlanta, GA - Philips Arena
7/15 Ft. Lauderdale, FL - BankAtlantic Center
7/16 Miami, FL - American Airlines Arena
7/17 Orlando, FL - Amway Center
7/23 Houston, TX - Toyota Center
7/24 Dallas, TX - American Airlines Center
7/26 Kansas City, KS - Sprint Center
7/28 St. Louis, MO - Scottrade Center
7/29 Memphis, TN - FedEx Forum
7/31 Charlotte, NC - Time Warner Cable Arena
8/3 Detroit, MI - The Palace at Auburn Hills
8/5 Chicago, IL - United Center
8/6 Chicago, IL - United Center
8/7 Chicago, IL - United Center
8/09 Minneapolis, MN - Target Center
8/11 Denver, CO - Pepsi Center
8/13 Vancouver, BC - Rogers Arena
8/14 Seattle, WA - Key Arena
8/15 Portland, OR - Rose Garden Arena
8/17 Sacramento, CA - Power Balance Pavilion
8/19 Los Angeles, CA - Staples Center
8/20 Los Angeles, CA - Staples Center
8/21 Los Angeles, CA - Staples Center
8/23 San Diego, CA - Cricket Amphitheatre
8/25 San Jose, CA - HP Pavilion
8/26 Oakland, CA - Oracle Arena
8/27 Oakland, CA - Oracle Arena
8/30 Anaheim, CA - Honda Center
8/31 Anaheim, CA - Honda Center
9/2 Phoenix, AZ - U.S. Airways Center
9/3 Las Vegas, NV - MGM Grand Arena

For complete ticket and tour information visit, SADE.COM and LIVENATION.com.

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My Morning Jacket Tour Dates Announced...

In celebration of their new album, Circuital, My Morning Jacket are proud to announce a series of concerts at venues they have handpicked to debut their new music. Tickets go on pre-sale to fans Wednesday, March 23rd and on sale to the public on Saturday, March 26th. The band will donate $1 from every ticket sold to a local charity.

My Morning Jacket Tour Dates:
4/17 Lexington, KY - Memorial Coliseum (University of Kentucky)
5/20-22 Gulf Shores, AL - Hangout Festival
6/2-05 Ozark, AR - Wakarusa Festival
6/2-05 Hunter, NY - Mountain Jam
6/9-12 Manchester, TN - Bonnaroo Festival
6/17 Chicago, IL - Auditorium Theatre
6/22 Los Angeles, CA - Pantages Theatre
6/24 Oakland, CA - Fox Theater
6/26 Seattle, WA - Paramount Theatre
6/28 Portland, OR - Edgefield
6-29 Vancouver, British Columbia - Orpheum
6/30-7/3 Quincy, CA - High Sierra Music Festival
7/11 Toronto, Ontario - Kool Haus
7/12 Montreal, Quebec - Metropolis
7/16 Southwold, England - Latitude Festival
8/4 Morrison, CO - Red Rocks


Thursday, March 17, 2011

Gonna Be a Fiasco in Ann Arbor...

Lupe Fiasco will perform a Peace Corp Benefit Concert on April 1st at Hill Auditorium in Ann Arbor, Michigan.

From The Michigan Student Assembly Site:
The Michigan Student Assembly, Big Ticket Productions, and New Beat Happening announced hip-hop artist Lupe Fiasco as the headliner for the Peace Corps 50th Anniversary Benefit Concert. Lupe Fiasco’s continued dedication to philanthropy and global activism, as well as his large following on campus, made him an exceptional selection as the featured performer for this extraordinary event.

Planning for the Peace Corps 50th Anniversary Benefit Concert began in July of 2010 by MSA and is a continuation of University-wide celebrations that marked the semi-centennial of the conception of the Peace Corps by John F. Kennedy. This unprecedented effort has remained entirely student-led through collaboration with on-campus programming organizations Big Ticket Productions and New Beat Happening.

The concert will occur at Hill Auditorium on April 1st, 2011. All proceeds from the anticipated sold-out crowd will be donated to Peace Corps projects focused on developing secondary education. Tickets will be sold to U-M students at a reduced student-rate. The 2-day student presale will take on Wednesday March 16th, and Thursday March 17th at the Michigan Union Ticket Office (MUTO). General public ticket sales will begin Friday, March 18th and will be available at MUTO and Ticketmaster.com.

With the release of his long awaited and highly acclaimed new album “Lasers,” Lupe Fiasco has fostered a strong following on campus through his socially conscious lyrics and alternative hip-hop stylings. Moreover, his dedication to philanthropy and global activism highlights the public service and global awareness represented by the Peace Corps and its University-wide celebrations throughout the year. Among other philanthropic efforts, Lupe Fiasco has worked with Summit on the Summit, a program to raise awareness for billions who lack sanitary drinking water, and with Music for Relief, a charity for the immediate relief and long-term recovery of Haiti following the 2010 earthquake.

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Record Store Day 2011, Toledo Style...

Culture Clash Records in Toledo, Ohio has announced that The Black Angels will play an in-store show for Record Store Day on Saturday, April 16th.

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Video: Jack White @ SXSW...

Sunday, March 13, 2011

Foo Fighters 'Back and Forth' Movie Trailer...

Beastie Boys to Deliver 'Hot Sauce' on May 3rd...

This comes from the Beastie Boys website today:
Since the dawn of time, and perhaps even before, there was a silent order who were tasked with a mission. They held their secret tightly. On May 3rd the HOT SAUCE COMMITTEE PART TWO will be unleashed on the general public. Hold fast ye heathens.

But now they plan to drop Part 2 prior to Part 1, and they stated that Part 2 would comprise the same 16 tracks originally slated for inclusion on Hot Sauce Committee Part 1.

Read about Wikipedia's take on the history of "Hot Sauce". Stay tuned.

Track List:
1. Tadlock's Glasses
2. B-Boys In The Cut
3. Make Some Noise
4. Nonstop Disco Powerpack
5. OK
6. Too Many Rappers (featuring NAS)
7. Say It
8. The Bill Harper Collection
9. Don't Play No Game That I Can't Win (featuring Santigold)
10. Long Burn The Fire
11. Funky Donkey
12. Lee Majors Come Again
13. Multilateral Nuclear Disarmament
14. Pop Your Balloon
15. Crazy Ass Shit
16. Here's A Little Something For Ya

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Friday, March 11, 2011

Videos: Justin Townes Earle ~ LaundroMatinee...

Thursday, March 10, 2011

Junip Sets Ann Arbor Tour Date...

Junip will tour in April and May in the U.S. On April 22nd they have a performance date scheduled at The Blind Pig in Ann Arbor, Michigan.

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Tuesday, March 08, 2011

Sharon Jones Makes Her Way Back Thru Detroit...

Sharon Jones & the Dap-Kings will play The Crofoot Ballroom in Pontiac, Michigan on May 14th after they make their way through Canada. This tour stop will pack a double shot of soul as Black Joe Lewis & The Honeybears will offer support for SJ&TDK.

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Video: The Jayhawks ~ Two Hearts (KEXP)...

Monday, March 07, 2011

Neil Young Solo Dates Include Detroit...

Legendary rocker Neil Young will embark on a solo tour that will kick off on April 15th in Durham, NC, and will include a performance at Detroit’s Fox Theatre on Wednesday, May 4 at 7:30 p.m. Tickets for the Detroit show go on sale Friday, March 11th. The tour will cover songs from his current acclaimed album, Le Noise as well as classic tracks performed in both electric and acoustic settings. Young recently won his second-ever Grammy Award for ’Best Rock Song” for ’Angry World” — a track off Le Noise, which was also nominated for ’Best Rock Album.”

The eight-song Le Noise, among Young’s most critically-embraced albums, is a collaboration between the acclaimed rock icon and musician, songwriter, and multiple Grammy Award-winning producer Daniel Lanois, known for his work with U2, Bob Dylan, Peter Gabriel, Brian Eno, Emmylou Harris, Willie Nelson, The Neville Brothers and many others. Le Noise was released by Reprise Records on September 28th, 2010.

Neil Young Tour Dates:
4/15 Durham, NC @ Durham PAC
4/17 Richmond, VA @ Landmark Theater
4/19 Boston, MA @ Wang Theatre
4/20 Boston, MA @ Wang Theatre
4/22 Providence, RI @ Providence PAC
4/24 New York, NY @ Avery Fisher Hall
4/25 New York, NY @ Avery Fisher Hall
4/27 Baltimore, MD @ Hippodrome
4/28 Baltimore, MD @ Hippodrome
4/30 Philadelphia, PA @ Tower Theatre
5/01 Philadelphia, PA @ Tower Theatre
5/03 Cincinnati, OH @ Aronoff Center
5/04 Detroit, MI @ Fox Theatre
5/06 Chicago, IL @ Chicago Theatre
5/07 Chicago, IL @ Chicago Theatre

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Sunday, March 06, 2011

Yeasayer Adds Detroit Tour Date...

returns to Detroit to play the Majestic Theater on June 6th. Smith Western opens.

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Saturday, March 05, 2011

Mic Check: The Wilderness of Manitoba...

Make some space in your musical brain to check out The Wilderness of Manitoba. Enjoy.

As the description came to me:
Part Fleet Foxes, part Fleetwood Mac (think 'Future Games'/'Bare Trees' -era), their sound is rich and organic, relying on the strength of their "heavenly" (No Depression) vocal harmonies and acoustic instruments to evoke a rustic soundscape fitting their name. Their debut album, 'When You Left the Fire' will be released May 10 via tinyOGRE Entertainment.


Friday, March 04, 2011

Video: R.E.M. ~ ÜBerlin...

Thursday, March 03, 2011

My Morning Jacket Set to Release Circuital...

My Morning Jacket will release their highly anticipated sixth studio album this spring, entitled Circuital. In celebration of the forthcoming full-length, the band will give away six weekly downloads beginning March 3rd. The first five downloads will be live songs taken from each night of their historic week at New York’s Terminal 5 in October of 2010. On the sixth week, the band will offer up a brand new song from the new album.

Circuital was recorded in Louisville, KY and Nashville, TN, and was co-produced by frontman Jim James and Tucker Martine (R.E.M., Sufjan Stevens, The Decemberists). While in Louisville, the birthplace of the band and where three fifths of the guys are from, they recorded in the unique environment of a gymnasium inside of a church. They laid down almost everything live and allowed room for spontaneity.

In addition to getting reacquainted with their roots, the guys opted for a loose and warm production style for the album. The result is yet another reinvention of their sound that both forges new ground and maintains the distinct spirit of My Morning Jacket’s previous work.

Head to www.mymorningjacket.com to sign up for all six songs now and immediately receive the first song taken from their first night at Terminal 5.

My Morning Jacket Tour Dates:
04-17 Lexington, KY - Memorial Coliseum (University of Kentucky)

05-20-22 Gulf Shores, AL - Hangout Festival

06-02-05 Ozark, AR - Wakarusa Festival

06-02-05 Hunter, NY - Mountain Jam

06-09-12 Manchester, TN - Bonnaroo Festival

06-30 - 07-03 Quincy, CA - High Sierra Music Festival


Wednesday, March 02, 2011

Martin Sexton Plans Toledo Stop...

Martin Sexton will perform at Headliner's in Toledo, Ohio on May 5th. Tickets go on sale on March 4th.

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