Tuesday, March 31, 2009

SOTD: "White Discussion" - LIVE

Winding back the clock a bit for this track. One of my favorite songs off one of best albums around, "Throwing Copper". Here's the version from MTV's Unplugged.

All Points West 2009

The All Points West Festival was announced yesterday and I was excited to see a lot of good bands on there:

- Tool
- Beastie Boys
- The National
- Gogol Bordello
- Fleet Foxes
- Vampire Weekend
- The Black Keys
- Ra Ra Riot
- Q-Tip
......and the list goes on......

Tix will be available on Friday at noon!

Monday, March 30, 2009

SOTD: "Sugarfoot" - Black Joe Lewis

NYC Area Concerts week of 3/30

3/30 The War On Drugs @ Union Hall
3/30 Black Gold, The Hold Steady @ The Fillmore New York at Irving Plaza
3/30 Glasvegas, Ida Maria @ Webster Hall
3/30 Black Joe Lewis @ Piano's
3/31 Gomez, Black Joe Lewis @ Bowery Ballroom
3/31 The Roots @ Highline Ballroom
3/31 Jess King @ Village Underground
4/1 Sebastien Tellier @ (le) poisson rouge
4/1 Brian Jonestown Massacre @ Terminal 5
4/2 Vivian Girls @ Music Hall of Williamsburg
4/3 Gomez @ Music Hall of Williamsburg
4/3 Cold War Kids @ Terminal 5
4/3 MSTRKRFT, The Bloody Beetroots @ Webster Hall (10 pm)
4/4 Bishop Allen, Team B @ Music Hall of Williamsburg
4/4 Ra Ra Riot, Cut Off Your Hands @ Webster Hall
4/5 Mates of State, Black Kids @ Music Hall of Williamsburg

Friday, March 27, 2009

SOTD: "Banquet" - Bloc Party

Pearl Jam TEN Deluxe Edition

Here's some pics of the Pearl Jam Deluxe Edition. Really well done, I've been swimming in it all week.....

Thursday, March 26, 2009

SOTD: "Let's Get Out Of This Country" - Camera Obscura

Dan Auerbach: Live In The Smoking Section

Here's a couple cool clips of Dan Auerbach and his band performing live on Rollingstone.com's "The Smoking Section":

"Mean Monsoon"

"When The Night Comes"

Wednesday, March 25, 2009

SOTD: "Strictly Game" - The Harlem Shakes

Ben Harper & Relentless 7 North American Tour

Ben Harper & Relentless 7 will be touring North America beginning in April. Pre-sale tickets will be offered at Ben Harper & Relentless7 Ticketing starting March 25th at 12:00pm Noon (Local Venue Time). The pre-sale password is shimmer.


04.30.09 - New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival New Orleans, LA, USA
05.01.09 - Beale Street Music Festival Memphis, TN, USA
05.02.09 - Variety Playhouse Atlanta, GA, USA *NEW*
05.04.09 - 9:30 Club Washington, DC, USA *NEW*
05.05.09 - Webster Hall New York, NY, USA *NEW*
05.08.09 - Music Hall of Williamsburg Brooklyn, NY, USA *NEW*
05.09.09 - Theatre of Living Arts Philadelphia, PA, USA *NEW*
05.10.09 - Paradise Rock Club Boston, MA, USA *NEW*
05.12.09 - Metropolis Montreal, QC, Canada *NEW*
05.13.09 - Phoenix Concert Theatre Toronto, ON, Canada *NEW*
05.15.09 - Saint Andrews Hall Detroit, MI, USA *NEW*
05.16.09 - Vic Theatre Chicago, IL, USA *NEW*
05.25.09 - Sasquatch Music Festival George, WA, USA
05.27.09 - The Fillmore San Francisco, CA, USA *NEW*
05.28.09 - Wiltern Theatre Los Angeles, CA, USA *NEW*
06.13.09 - Bonnaroo Music Festival Manchester, TN, USA
07.11.09 - All Good Festival Masontown, WV, USA

Tuesday, March 24, 2009

SOTD: "Unfinished Business" - White Lies

U2 @ Giants Stadium Presale

Tickets for U2's show at Giants Stadium on September 24th go on presale this morning at 10am HERE.

Monday, March 23, 2009

SOTD: "Oh My God" - Ida Maria

NYC Area Concerts week of 3/23

Some really good shows coming to town this week...

3/23 The Roots @ Highline Ballroom
3/23 Longview @ Piano's
3/24 LadyHawke @ Bowery Ballroom
3/24 Camera Obscura @ Bell House
3/24 Longview @ Santo's Party House
3/24 Bloc Party, Longwave @ Terminal 5
3/25 Camera Obscura @ Mercury Lounge
3/25 Bloc Party, Longwave @ Terminal 5
3/25 Morrissey @ Webster Hall
3/26 White Lies, Friendly Fires @ Bowery Ballroom
3/26 Morrissey @ Carnegie Hall
3/26 PJ Harvey @ The Fillmore New York at Irving Plaza
3/26 Harlem Shakes @ Music Hall of Williamsburg
3/27 White Lies, Friendly Fires @ Bowery Ballroom
3/27 Gaslight Anthem @ Webster Hall
3/28 Telekinesis @ The Bell House
3/28 Glasvegas, Ida Maria @ Music Hall of Williamsburg
3/28 Les Claypool @ Terminal 5
3/28 Primal Scream @ Webster Hall
3/28 They Might Be Giants @ (le) poisson rouge
3/29 Say Hi, Telekinesis@ Mercury Lounge
3/29 Primal Scream @ Music Hall of Williamsburg

Friday, March 20, 2009

SOTD: "Lost Coastlines" - Okkervil River

Gogol Bordello Tour Dates

Something for our European readers, updated tour dates:

Sat 16 May ‘09 Mexico City Mexico Vive Latino
Sat 13 Jun ‘09 Milan Italy Rock in Idro
Sun 14 Jun ‘09 Interlaken Switzerland Greenfield
Tue 16 Jun ‘09 Timisoara Romania Sport Hall 2
Wed 17 Jun ‘09 Bucharest Romania Arenele Romane
Fri 19 Jun ‘09 Nickelsdorf/Wien Austria Nova Rock
Sat 20 Jun ‘09 Neuhausen Germany Southside Festival
Sun 21 Jun ‘09 Schessel Germany Hurricane Festival
Mon 22 Jun ‘09 Utrecht Netherlands Tivoli Oudegracht
Wed 24 Jun ‘09 Copenhagen Denmark Store Vega
Thu 25 Jun ‘09 Gothenburg Sweden West Coast Riot
Fri 26 Jun ‘09 Borlange Sweden Peace & Love
Sat 27 Jun ‘09 Athens Greece Rockwave
Fri 03 Jul ‘09 Munster Germany Vainstream Festival
Sun 05 Jul ‘09 Turku Finland Ruisrock
Mon 06 Jul ‘09 Hradec Kralove Czech Republic Rock For People
Sat 08 Aug ‘09 Tokyo Japan Summersonic
Sun 09 Aug ‘09 Osaka Japan Summersonic

Thursday, March 19, 2009

SOTD: "Streetwalker" - Delta Spirit

Pete Seeger 90th Birthday Benefit Concert

On Sunday May 3rd, Madison Square Garden will host a benefit concert celebrating Pete Seeger's 90th birthday. This will be quite the star-studded affair with some amazing artists including Bruce Springsteen, Eddie Vedder, Ani Difranco, Ben Harper, Warren Haynes, Bela Fleck, Tom Morello, Emmylou Harris, etc.

Tickets go on sale next Monday March 23rd, more information is available HERE.

Wednesday, March 18, 2009

SOTD: "Taking the Farm" - The War On Drugs

Really cool song, kind of reminds me of Tom Petty a bit.

One Day As A Lion - "Wild International" Video

One Day As A Lion is a relatively new group featuring Zack De La Rocha and Jon Theodore. They just released a video for their song "Wild International". You can see it HERE.

Ray Lamontagne w/ the Hollywood Bowl Orchestra

On July 12th, Ray Lamontagne will perform with the Hollywood Bowl Orchestra as a part of KCRW's World Festival. More information can be found HERE.

Date: July 12th, 2009
City: Los Angeles, CA
Venue: The Hollywood Bowl

Tuesday, March 17, 2009

Pearl Jam TEN Reissue EPK

I cannot wait until this arrives in my mailbox within the next couple of weeks......

Phish Late Summer Tour 2009

Phish has added some late summer tour dates to their itinerary. See the video with information HERE.

SOTD: "Furr" - Blitzen Trapper

New Coldplay Tour Dates

Here are some new Coldplay US tour dates with on-sale information. Tickets will be on sale HERE.

15 West Palm Beach, FL - Cruzan Amphitheatre (on sale 10am, 23rd March)
17 Atlanta, GA - Lakewood Amphitheatre (on sale 12noon, 21st March)
18 Birmingham, AL - Verizon Wireless Center (on sale 10am, 16th March)
20 Virginia Beach, VA - Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre (on sale 11am, 20th March)
21 Washington, DC - Nissan Pavilion (on sale 12noon, 20th March)
23 Hartford, CT - Meadows (on sale 11am, 20th March)
24 Hershey, PA - Hershey Stadium (on sale 11am, 20th March)
26 Philadelphia, PA - Susquhana Center (on sale 11am, 20th March)
27 Saratoga Springs, NY - SPAC (on sale 10am, 23rd March)
29 Scranton, PA - Toyota Pavilion (on sale 11am, 20th March) 30
Pittsburgh, PA - Post Gazette Pavilion (on sale 12noon, 21st March)

1 Buffalo, NY - Darien Lakes (on sale 10am, 23rd March)
2 Detroit, MI - DTE Energy Music Theatre (on sale 10am, 23rd March)
4 Cincinnati, OH - Riverbend Music Center (on sale 10am, 20th March)
5 Indianapolis, IN - Verizon Wireless Music Center (on sale 10am, 23rd March)
6 Nashville, TN - Sommet Center (on sale 10am, 21st March)
9 New Orleans, LA - New Orleans Arena (onsale 10am, 21st March) 10 San Antonio, TX - AT& T Center (on sale 10am, 21st March)
12 Des Moines, IA - Wells Fargo Arena (on sale 10am, 21st March)
13 Omaha, NE - Qwest Center (on sale 11am, 21st March)

Monday, March 16, 2009

SOTD: "Hey Ma" - James

During my trip out west, I was able to spend some quality time with family and close friends, many of whom I haven't seen in a long time. My buddy Chris has always had great taste in music and ripped off a mix for me so I'd have something to listen to while I drove around southern California for five days. There's some really good stuff on it so I'm going to spend the week featuring my five favorite songs, which I think you'll really enjoy.

The first track is from the band James, which many of you probably remember from the 90s and their smash hit song "Laid". They're back with some new tunes and I really like this one. Thanks Chris!

Jimmy Buffett @ Jones Beach on sale TODAY

Tickets for Jimmy Buffett's show at Jones Beach on August 26th go on sale this morning at 10am. More information can be found HERE.

NYC Area Concerts week of 3/16

3/16 Motley Crue @ MSG
3/16 The Ting Tings @ Terminal 5
3/16 Morrissey @ The Wellmont Theatre
3/18 Clem Snide @ Bowery Ballroom
3/19 The Roots @ Highline Ballroom
3/21 Morrissey @ Bowery Ballroom
3/21 Cut Copy, Matt & Kim @ Terminal 5

Friday, March 13, 2009

SOTD: "Yea Yeah" - Matt & Kim

Chemical Brothers ADDED to Coachella 2009

Some exciting news on the heels of Amy Winehouse pulling out, Chemical Brothers have been added to the 2009 lineup. Not sure if they'll be in the Sahara Tent, I'd guess they'll be on the main stage. Should be a great set.

Thursday, March 12, 2009

SOTD: "Feedback in the Field" - Plants & Animals

Pete Yorn - "Back and Forth"

HERE's a good album from Billboard about Pete Yorn's upcoming album "Back and Forth", which will be released June 23rd. I'm really excited for this album (and the fact that he's working with Rick Rubin....never a bad thing). Sounds like it's going to be a good one, if it's anywhere close to "Music for the Morning After", I'm sure it'll be great.

Wednesday, March 11, 2009

SOTD: "The Recluse" - Cursive

Amy Winehouse CANCELS Coachella Performance

I wish I could say I'm surprised about this news, but I'm not. Really a shame what's happened to Amy over the last couple of years. I hope she can get her life back on track because she was one of the best acts I saw at Coachella a couple years ago.

Tuesday, March 10, 2009

SOTD: "Evacuate" - The Boxer Rebellion

U2 Stadium Dates

U2 have announced some stadium dates for the summer & fall of 2009. More information HERE.

Tour Dates:

June 30: Barcelona (Nou Camp)
July 7: Milan (San Siro)
July 11: Paris (Stade de France)
July 15: Nice, France (Parc Charles Ehrmann)
July 18: Berlin (Olympic Stadium)
July 20: Amsterdam (Arena)
July 24 Dublin (Croke Park)
July 31: Gothenburg, Sweden (Ullevi)
Aug 6: Chorzom, PL (Slaski Stadium)
Aug 10: Zagreb, HR (Maksimir Stadium)
Aug 14: London (Wembley Stadium)
Aug 18: Glasgow, UK (Hampden Park)
Aug 20: Sheffield, UK (Don Valey Stadium)
Aug 22: Cardiff, UK (Millennium Stadium)
Sep 12: Chicago (Soldier Field)
Sep 16: Toronto (The Rogers Center)
Sep 20: Foxborough (Gillette Stadium)
Sep 24: New York (Giants Stadium)

Monday, March 9, 2009

SOTD: "Good People" - Jack Johnson

Gaslight Anthem in Gainesville, FL

Monday March 9th, Gaslight Anthem is playing a Secret Show with Fake Problems in Gainesville, Florida. It's 18+ and a FREE show, first come first serve. Here are the time and venue details:

Monday March 9
Doors 8pm

@ Common Grounds
210 SW 2nd Ave # A
Gainesville, FL 32601

NYC (& LA) Area Concerts week of 3/9

Adding in some west coast dates while I'm out here......

3/9 Black Lips @ Bowery Ballroom
3/9 Cursive @ Music Hall of Williamsburg
3/10 Cursive @ Bowery Ballroom
3/10 Razorlight @ Hiro Ballroom
3/10 Pela @ Mercury Lounge
3/10 Black Lips @ Music Hall of Williamsburg
3/12 N.A.S.A. @ (le) poisson rouge
3/13 Les Savy Fav @ Brooklyn Masonic Temple
3/14 Bell X1, The Harlem Shakes @ Highline Ballroom
3/15 Takka Takka @ Cake Shop
3/15 The Ting Tings @ Music Hall of Williamsburg
3/15 Modest Mouse @ Terminal 5

3/10 Cut Copy, Matt & Kim @ Music Box at Fonda
3/10 The Pretenders @ The Wiltern
3/11 Cut Copy, Matt & Kim @ Music Box at Fonda
3/11 Semi Precious Weapons @ Knitting Factory
3/12 Cursive @ Spaceland
3/12 Yelle @ El Rey Theatre
3/12 Plants & Animals @ Echo
3/13 Lady Gaga @ The Wiltern
3/14 Dan Auerbach @ El Rey Theatre

Friday, March 6, 2009

SOTD: "Lost/Viva La Vida" - Coldplay featuring Jay-Z

I've been listening to this version from the Grammy's quite a bit lately. I love Jay-Z's ability to captivate an audience.

I'm off to LA so I'll be blogging next week from the left coast, but I promise to try to keep the updates coming. Enjoy the weekend.

DMB to play Fenway Park

Dave Matthews Band will be returning to Fenway Park in Boston, Massachusetts for two summer shows on May 29-30, 2009. Willie Nelson & Family will perform as DMB's support for both Boston shows.

Pete Yorn & Ryan Montbleau Upcoming Concert

Two artists I really like, Pete Yorn & Ryan Montbleau, will be playing next Sunday night, March 15th in Boston. The show will take place at the Cutler Majestic Theatre. If you're in the area, this should be a good one.

Thursday, March 5, 2009

SOTD: "Acrobat" - U2

Since U2 has been pretty much everywhere this week, I figured I'd go to them for today's Song Of The Day. Instead of taking something off their latest album, I'm winding back the clock a bit to one of my favorite songs by the band. Here's "Acrobat" off the classic album "Achtung Baby".

Nine Inch Nails & Jane's Addiction Tour Dates

Tour dates were released for the Nine Inch Nails & Jane's Addiction summer tour:

Nine Inch Nails/Jane's Addiction tour dates:

May 8 West Palm Beach, FL (Cruzan Amphitheatre)
May 9 Tampa, FL (Ford Amphitheatre)
May 10 Atlanta, GA (Lakewood Amphitheatre)
May 14 Albuquerque, NM (Journal Pavilion)
May 15 Phoenix, AZ (Cricket Wireless Pavilion)
May 16 Chula Vista, CA (Cricket Wireless Amphitheater)
May 18 Las Vegas, NV (The Pearl)
May 20 Irvine, CA (Verizon Wireless Amphitheater, Irvine Meadows)
May 22 Mountain View, CA (Shoreline Amphitheatre)
May 23-25 Quincy, WA (Sasquatch Festival)
May 26 Englewood, CO (Fiddler's Green Amphitheatre)
May 27 Kansas City, MO (Starlight Theatre)
May 29 Chicago, IL (Charter One Pavilion) *
May 30 Noblesville, IN (Verizon Wireless Music Center)
May 31 Clarkston, MI (DTE Energy Music Center)
June 2 Toronto, Ontario (Molson Amphitheatre)
June 3 Darien Lake, NY (Darien Lake Amphitheatre)
June 5 Camden, NJ (Tweeter Center at the Waterfront)
June 6 Holmdel, NJ (PNC Bank Arts Center)
June 7 Wantagh, NY (Nikon at Jones Beach Theater)
June 9 Columbia, MD (Merriweather Post Pavilion)
June 10 Burgettstown, PA (Post-Gazette Pavilion)
June 12 Charlotte, NC (Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre)

* NIN without Jane's Addiction

Wednesday, March 4, 2009

SOTD: "Dakota" - Stereophonics

Bruce Springsteen: Hangin' Out on E Street

THIS is a pretty cool page with a bunch of artists covering various Bruce Springsteen songs. Cool mix of artists too: Pete Yorn, Tom Gabel, Matt Kearney, The Gaslight Anthem, etc. I'll be looking forward to hear the Tegan & Sara cover.

Tuesday, March 3, 2009

SOTD: "When The Night Comes" - Dan Auerbach (of the Black Keys)

This is my early front-runner for song of the year. Absolutely beautiful stuff from Dan Auerbach.

Neko Case in San Diego TONIGHT- Free show!

Neko Case (her great album "Middle Cyclone" comes out today), is performing a free show tonight in San Diego.


MARCH​ 3, 2009


Doors​ @ 8:00 PM

@ The Casba​h

2501 Kettn​er Boule​vard

San Diego​,​ CA 92101​


PLEAS​E NOTE:​ This show is first​ come,​ first​ serve​d.​
So get there​ early​ and stay in line.​

Ray Lamontagne on SNL

Ray Lamontagne will be performing as the musical guest on Saturday Night Live this upcoming weekend (March 7th).
Tune into NBC at 11:​30pm EST!

Monday, March 2, 2009

SOTD: "Half A World Away" - REM

I was flipping through the channels this weekend when I came across this song. Great tune.

NYC Area Concerts week of 3/2

3/2 - Dan Auerbach (of the Black Keys) @ Music Hall of WIlliamsburg
3/3 - Dan Auerbach (of the Black Keys) @ Bowery Ballroom
3/6 - Handsome Furs @ Mercury Lounge
3/7 - The Whigs @ Bowery Ballroom
3/7 - Lucinda Williams @ The Wellmont Theatre
3/8 - The Airborne Toxic Event @ Bowery Ballroom
3/8 - OK Go @ Music Hall of Williamsburg