Monday, February 27, 2012

Video: Jim James ~ Empty Bed Blues...

Wednesday, February 22, 2012

Lower Dens to Play U of M Museum...

WCBN 88.3 FM is collaborating with UMMA to present Lower Dens on March 6th at 7pm at the U of M Museum of Art.

This will be a free show, open to the public of all ages. The event will begin at 7 pm with music by WCBN DJs. The show will start off with a performance by Aran Ruth, followed by Lower Dens.

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tUnE-yArDs Set for OH & MI Summer Dates...

tUnE-yArDs has planned a run of Summer 2012 Dates including a stop in Cincinnati, Columbus and Pontiac.

4/14 – Indio, CA @ Coachella Music Festival
4/17 – Tucson, AZ @ Rialto Theater
4/21 – Indio, CA @ Coachella Music Festival
4/24 – Oakland, CA @ Fox Theater
5/2 – Sao Paulo, BR @ Beco SP
5/3 – Rio de Janerio, BR @ Teatro Odisseia
5/5 – Toluca de Lerdo, MX @ Festival 5punto5
5/5-28 – George, WA @ Sasquatch! Music Festival
6/1 – New York, NY @ Terminal 5
6/3 – Washington, DC @ 9:30 Club
6/5 – Charlottesville, VA @ Jefferson Theater
6/6 – Asheville, NC @ The Orange Peel
6/7-9 – Manchester, TN @ Bonnaroo Music Festival
6/10 – Cincinnati, OH @ Contemporary Arts Center
6/11 – Columbus, OH @ Wexner Center for the Arts

6/12 – Pittsburgh, PA @ Mr. Small’s
6/13 – Buffalo, NY @ Town Ballroom
6/14 – Northampton, MA @ Pearl Street
7/7 – Roskilde, DK @ Roskilde Festival
7/8 – West Sussex, UK @ Nova Festival
7/31 – Montreal, QC @ La Tulipe
8/1 – Toronto, ON @ Phoenix Concert Theatre
8/2 – Pontiac, MI @ Crofoot Ballroom


Sunday, February 19, 2012

Avett Brothers 2012 Tour Includes Midwest...

The Avett Brothers are back on the road in 2012 for an extensive tour that includes Midwest dates in Cleveland, Detroit, Columbus and Kettering.

March 2012
7 - Iowa City, IA - University of Iowa
10 - Springfield, MO - O'Reilly Family Events Center
11 - Wichita, KS - Orpheum Theatre
15 - Baton Rouge, LA - Baton Rouge River Center Theatre
16 - Orange Beach, AL - Amphitheatre at the Wharf (w/ Jojo's Mardi Gras Band)
17 - Birmingham, AL - Boutwell Auditorium
April 2012
12 - Lincoln, NE - Pershing Auditorium
13 - Tulsa, OK - The Brady Theater
14 - Tupelo, MS - BancorpSouth Arena
17 - Durham, NH - Whittemore Center Arena
18 - Montreal, Quebec - Corona Theatre
20 - Morgantown, WV - Creative Arts Center
21 - Ithaca, NY - State Theatre
22 - Albany, NY - Palace Theatre
25 - Providence, RI - Lupo's Heartbreak Hotel
28 - Portsmouth, VA - nTelos Wireless Pavilion
May 2012
9 - New York, NY - Terminal 5
11 - Fairfax, VA - Patriot Center
12 - Cleveland, OH - Jacobs Pavilion at Nautica
15, 16 - Toronto, Ontario - The Danforth Music Hall
18 - Detroit, MI - The Fillmore Detroit
19 - Columbus, OH - Lifestyle Communities Pavilion

20 - Pittsburgh, PA - Stage AE
June 2012
1 - Ozark, AR - Wakarusa Festival
2 - Grand Prairie, TX - Verizon Theatre at Grand Prairie
5 - Shreveport, LA - Strand Theatre
7 - Kettering, OH - Fraze Pavilion
22 - Los Angeles, CA - Nokia Theatre
23 - Berkeley, CA - Greek Theatre
24 - Sacramento, CA - Grove Amphitheater @ The Woodlake Hotel
26 - Vancouver, British Columbia - Vancouver Intl. Jazz Festival
28 - Salt Lake City, UT - Gallivan Center
29, 30 - Morrison, CO - Red Rocks Amphitheater

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Friday, February 17, 2012

Mayer Hawthorne Returns to Detroit in 2012...

Mayer Hawthorne & The County will set sail on a WORLD TOUR in celebration of this year's release, HOW DO YOU DO. Dates begin in February 2012. He is scheduled to make a stop at The House of Blues in Cleveland on May 14th and The Majestic Theater on May 15th.
The StepKids will provide support on the tour.

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Video: Bon Iver ~ AIR Studios (4AD Session)...

4AD and Jagjaguwar have collaborated on a live session that captures a truly unique Bon Iver performance, featuring Justin Vernon and Sean Carey. On recent tours fans will have become accustomed to seeing Vernon flanked by an eleven-piece band, with the swell in numbers lending a grandiose element to even his most delicate songs. Sidestepping expectations, the idea Vernon presented for this session was to provide a wildly different experience.

1. Hinnom, TX
2. Wash.
3. I Can't Make You Love Me
4. Babys
5. Beth/Rest


Tuesday, February 14, 2012

Video: Jack White ~ Love Interruption...

Sunday, February 12, 2012

Video: Wilco ~ Austin City Limits...

Watch Wilco on PBS. See more from Austin City Limits.


Saturday, February 11, 2012

Third Coast Kings Ready to Rule...

The Third Coast Kings are an eight element proper deep funk and soul outfit from Detroit/Ann Arbor, Michigan, that draws influence from the great James Brown, as well as the many artists from the 60s and 70s whose music was carefully salvaged by the crate digging revolution. Most importantly, Third Coast Kings make it a point to remain true to the style and technique of playing proper deep funk and soul to a live audience that might otherwise only be heard on dusty 45s. They are proud to be a part of the growing number of acts putting the right kind of funk back onto the stage, bringing the hot heat to wherever they perform, like only the Kings can.

These cats will put the dip back into your hips and the jive in your stride, watch out as they begin their ascent in the contemporary funk and soul scene with their much anticipated self-titled debut, out in all the best stores from March 2012 on CD/Digital and LIMITED EDITION vinyl LP!!!

Third Coast Kings are:
Brian Einstein Lassiter - alto/baritone sax
James "Gemstone" Keovongsak - drums
Steve Barker - bass
Andy Filisko - guitar
Terry Kimura - trombone
Ryan Dolan - trumpet
Alec Cooper - tenor sax
Michelle "The Belle" Camilleri / Sean Ike - vocals


Monday, February 06, 2012

Video: The Black Keys ~ Gold On The Ceiling...

The Shins Midwest Tour Includes OH & MI...

The Shins have confirmed another leg of U.S. headline dates in support of the band's upcoming fourth album Port Of Morrow, which will be released on March 20th.

5/25 Bend, OR – Les Schwab Amphitheatre
5/28 Salt Lake City, UT – Red Butte Garden Amphitheater
5/29 Morrison, CO – Red Rocks Amphitheatre
5/31 Council Bluffs, IA – Harrah’s Council Bluffs
6/4 St Louis, MO – The Pageant
6/5 Columbus, OH – LC Indoor Pavilion
6/6 Detroit, MI – Fillmore Detroit
6/8 Cleveland, OH – Masonic Auditorium

6/9 Louisville, KY – Iroquois Amphitheatre

The Shins on Facebook

The Shins: “September” (b-side of “Simple Song” 7”) from Record Store Day on Vimeo.

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Saturday, February 04, 2012

Van Hunt Sets Detroit Date...

Van Hunt will play The Magic Bag in Ferndale, MI near Detroit on March 22nd.

From his website:
With his new album What Were You Hoping For?, Van Hunt employs a spare but dizzyingly vibrant meld of day-glo psychedelic soul laced with glammed-up riffs and the acerbic energy of punk. A joint venture between the Nashville-based Thirty Tigers and Hunt’s own label, godless-hotspot, the album sees the Grammy-winning musician/songwriter/producer turning up the volume on his genre-smashing songcraft and the results are altogether gripping. From the breakneck “Watching You Go Crazy Is Driving Me Insane” and “A Time Machine Is My New Girlfriend” to the metallic k.o. of the album’s first single,“Eyes Like Pearls,” Hunt unleashes a sound that reverberates with caustic wit, passion, and the thrilling excitement of an artist operating at the peak of his powers. Careening with exhilarating intensity and frenetic, inventive musicality, What Were You Hoping For? is Van Hunt’s most daring and provocative work to date.

“I’m really excited about this record,” Hunt says. “I love the way it sounds. I’m nervous about the way it’ll be received, even by big Van Hunt fans, and I think that’s good. I want the record to be disruptive.”

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