Yesterday morning, I was lucky enough to snag the last Nintendo Wii from the local Kmart. I spent most of the day getting the unit setup and learning how to play through the Wii Sports disc, and I had an absolute blast doing so. This system rules…expect a lot less blogging from me in the upcoming weeks as I work to increase my Bowling skill level.
Here’s a roundup of last week on Live Music Blog and stay tuned for some would-be good stuff this week. Also, the tri-city Earth Day musicgasm known as Green Apple Music Festival is starting on Friday, 4/20, so head back into the archives and start gearing up…
Let the roundup begin!
- Drive-By Truckers Shift Change
Patterson Hood, the main man behind Drive-By Truckers, just announced that the band has parted ways with their guitar player, Jason Isbell. Read on for the full announcement after the jump… ISBELL LEAVES TRUCKERS [JamBase] I thought I’d do a…
- High-Energy Moments in Disco Biscuits History | 4/9/99
In case you haven’t noticed, I’ve been on a bit of a Disco Biscuits kick lately. With all this new Bisco news on the mind, I’ve been re-visiting some of my old favorites from the archives. And because it’s April 9th, I thought I’d honor the date of a concert that is consistently cited by fans as a key show in ‘Bisco’ History: 4/9/99 at the Trocadero in Philadelphia, PA.
- The String Cheese Incident | 2007 Farewell Tour Dates
photo by wickenden The String Cheese Incident has announced its plans for a final farewell tour, as guitarist/vocalist Bill Nershi will leave the band by 2007′s end. SCI will play several multi-night runs at mid-size theatres including the New…
- Live Earth 2007 | US and UK Lineups Announced
Two key lineups for the ‘”Live Earth” event were announced today, including headlining musical acts for performances at Wembley Stadium in London and at Giants Stadium in the New Jersey. The event being dubbed “The Concert For A Climate In Crisis” takes place 7/7/07 and will include 24 hours of concert performances from around the world.
- Backyard Tire Fire | 2007 Spring/Summer Tour Dates
The boys in Backyard Tire Fire have announced their Spring/Summer 2007 tour and it’s shaping up to be quite interesting, if you ask me… They’re opening some dates for Clutch, who — if I remember correctly — is a…
- 7th Annual Jammys | Not Going to Happen?
The 2007 Jammys have not been announced yet…what’s up with that?
- Lollapalooza 2007 | Lineup Leaked
The lineup for Lollapalooza 2007 has been leaked…
- Starscape Festival 2007 | Disco Biscuits, RJD2, Brazilian Girls, and More
The full Starscape lineup has now been officially announced and includes a slew of DJs and bands that run the gamut from electronic rock to hip-hop and dance. Headliners include the Disco Biscuits, RJD2, Brazilian Girls, the Beatnuts, and a ton of DJs I have no business trying to describe.
- Phish Friday | A Japanese Antelope Meatstick
This week’s Phish Friday features some gems from September 22, 2000 — specifically the “Meatstick — Antelope” segment to end the second set. Enjoy.
- Umphrey’s McGee and the Disco Biscuits Join Forces | 2007 Summer Tour Dates
Umphrey’s McGee and the Disco Biscuits continue to find ways to collaborate, forming clever little acronyms and titles along the way. The bands recently announced their “Trancegression” festival and are now doing some joint tour dates this summer and dubbing it D.U.M.B.
- Late-Night Listening with Bob & Ron
So I’m doing some late-night listening here — hey, sometimes I just don’t feel like hittin’ the sack so early on a Saturday night — and I came across a radio show I never knew existed: Bob & Ron via 105.9 WCKG.
- The Whigs 4-12-07 at Schuba’s | Gritty Rock With Bite
So I caught the Whigs the other night in Chicago at Schubas. As I’ve previously mentioned about these guys….they just rock, plain and simple.
Have a killer week…