Weekly Roundup

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Leave it to me to start the week a bit later than usual. I’m just now waking up and getting off to work, and I thought I’d drop the weekly roundup ahead of me seeing what’s going on in the live music world this week. Bonnaroo is the elephant in the room as it starts on Thursday night, and I hope to have a preview up of all the good stuff that I would go see if I was there.

  • Apollo Sunshine Announce New Album, 2008 Tour Dates
    Happy Monday, dudes. I’ll still be catching up on some news and other items that may have dropped last week, and one of those was the news that Apollo Sunshine just announced some tour dates. They’re planning on releasing…
  • Rothbury Adds Trey Anastasio, Others to Lineup
    News of Trey getting back in the saddle was certainly burning up the internets last week, including his brief mention to Rolling Stone that he misses playing with the band so much that he’d give his “left nut to play…
  • The Weather Underground | 2008 Tour Dates
    The boys at Hidden Track peeped us to a relatively new addition to the indie rock scene, The Weather Underground. They’re probably not new to a bunch of people reading this, possibly even causing those people to scoff at me…
  • The Raconteurs Announce Fall Tour Dates
    The Raconteurs just announced a set of dates to add to their already announced festival appearances and lengthy tour currently underway. Sam got to catch one of their sets from Terminal 5 this weekend, so a recap from him should…
  • My Morning Jacket on Black Cab Sessions
    Not at all unlike the Take Away Shows that have gotten their share of blogger attention, Black Cab Sessions is a website featuring stripped-down performances by your favorite indie artists in the back of black cabs in London. Their…
  • Print Tease | The Raconteurs – Rob Jones
    I had the chance to catch The Raconteurs this weekend with my buddy Dave from Earvolution. I was definitely psyched to see Jack White and co. again, but I must admit, when Dave said he had an extra ticket…
  • Downloads from Wolfgang’s Vault Now Open
    Billboard is reporting that Wolfgang’s Vault has struck a deal with Universal Music Group that will allow a selection of archived concert recordings to be sold digitally for a fairly reasonable price: $9.98 for any concert longer than 30 minutes,…
  • More Phish Reunion Rumors: Tom Marshall Confirms
    I’m not sure whether to file this under “news” or “rumors” considering that this speculation of Phish getting back together seems to have picked up a set of legs. Popmatters recently sat down with Tom Marshall, longtime Phish lyricist and…
  • The Mars Volta | 2008 Tour Dates
    I’m not sure if I’ve really ever taken a poll of the readership on this site, so I’m curious what the popular consensus is here on The Mars Volta. I’ve yet to see these guys live and I’m still kicking…
  • 2008 Festival Schedule Wars | 10KLF, ACL, Bonnaroo, HSMF, Wakarusa
    It’s that point in the summer festival season where we stop hearing about massive lineup announcements and start getting the final schedule grids for all the big fests. This brings the all-too-familiar issue of scheduling conflicts. With so many…
  • Heady Links
    There’s been a decent amount of news and interesting links rounding out the blogs over the past few days — not to mention a slew of music festival schedule announcements — so I thought I’d round it up a…
  • Van Halen Tour Grosses Nearly $100M
    I know this is quite obvious for the folks really following the live music industry, something we don’t always care to deal with here on the site, but the concert industry bloat really needs to get reigned in somehow. Someone…
  • Mike Gordon | 2008 Tour Dates
    The news from the Phish camp seems to keep coming this week. Mike Gordon just announced a set of tour dates to promote his new album, The Green Sparrow, a recording that our lovable Cactus worked on for most…
  • Trevor Garrod Plays Live from the Garden Shed
    The other night I was sitting on my laptop when I got a friendly IM from one of our LMB idols, Andy Gadiel. He asked if I was around, and when I responded with a yes, he told me that…
  • Heady Links
    In a continued set of signals that Trey is back, Mr. Anastasio showed up at a Clapton gig last night at Jones Beach to sit in with opener, Robert Randolph. Big Red joined Randolph and his Family Band for…
  • Phish Friday | Alpine Valley ’04 Highlights
    Obviously it’s no surprise that we’ve been posting about Phish and the members’ respective side projects over the past couple weeks, and it’s really brought me back into an nostalgic mindset. I only got to catch 10 shows in…
  • P4K Fest Lunch Series | Tortoise, Le Loup, the Ex
    A few days back Sam wrote up a post on the pro’s — and some con’s — of living in NYC during the summer. The highlight obviously was the abundance of free concerts throughout the lazy days of June,…
  • The Secret Machines | 2008 Tour Dates
    The Secret Machines were a band I used to fluff quite a bit before that shakeup in the lineup that lead to the departure of Ben Curtis, brother of other founding member Brandon Curtis. The third member of the…