Weekly Roundup

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Gophers! @ Outside Lands

Summer is definitely wrapping up here at LMB and we’ve got a lot of stuff to get posted! We’ve all seen a tremendous amount of music! And there’s plenty more to come! Yay!

Okay, so maybe this past week was a little slow around here. Sigh.

But, “Justin,” you say, “Phish did reunite for three songs at their friends’ wedding. That’s pretty gnarly, brosef.” And I completely agree with you. I know they’ve been throwing the rumors around for a while and they just have to know that this is turning their fans crazy. Crazier. Again. I really think we’re going to keep feeling this buildup until they actual announce a tour, which supposedly will be sometime during 2009. I can’t wait.


Trust me when I say that we’ve got a bunch of cool stuff to get posted. Also, we’ve got something good planned for this week’s Phish Friday so make sure you stop by for that later in the week. For now here’s our headlines from last week:

  • Farewell to McCarren Park Pool as Concert Venue
    Photo © Penningtron McCarren Park — Brooklyn’s hot spot for indie rock concerts and general summertime fun — has officially closed down. Well, at least as a concert venue. The hipster mecca has succumbed to local community forces and…
  • The Sea and Cake Fall 2008 Tour Dates
    The Sea and Cake are going out in tour in the fall and they’re playing all the major metros, including a few shows in their stomping grounds of Chicago. I saw them at the Thrill Jockey Anniversary Party back in…
  • MOODOO | Porter, Batiste & Stoltz (with Page McConnell) Announce Tour Dates
    I just realized that we never posted anything on this when the news was released, so in an act of shame I now present to you some old news that you’d certainly know about if you were a big Phish…
  • Trey Anastasio and Classic TAB Announce Northern Exposure Tour
    Trey Anastasio just announced an update to his fall itinerary which includes a new tour with his “classic” Trey Anastasio Band called the Northern Exposure Tour 2008. This is seriously good news. Trey has made great strides over the past…
  • Tonight: Mike Gordon @ Park West
    Tonight is the unofficial beginning of a serious run of concerts for me and I couldn’t be more excited for this evening’s show. Mike Gordon is stopping by Park West in Chicago. The last time I caught Gordon was…
  • Tonight: My Morning Jacket @ Charlottesville Pavillion
    Photo © Justin Ward While Andrew gets set to dig into a Mike Gordon show tonight, I am getting absolutely pumped to see My Morning Jacket this evening at the Charlottesville Pavilion. I feel like almost every other guy…
  • 20 Bands, 20 Nights | My End of Summer Music Tour
    A month or two ago, I wrote a column forecasting some of the changes in the current state of live music and the path the industry may take over the next year or two in natural response to the…
  • The Dead Planning Obama Concert, Tour for Spring 2009
    Photo © Thomas Hawk Relix is confirming a Spring 2009 tour by all of the surviving members of The Dead: Sources confirm that the surviving members of the Grateful Dead — guitarist Bob Weir, bassist Phil Lesh,and drummers Mickey…
  • Tomorrow: Stay Smooth X @ Columbia Yacht Club | Preview, Interview
    It’s finally here! Stay Smooth X is finally here! The smooth music themed party is taking place on Saturday at Chicago’s Columbia Yacht Club on a boat! Inspired by the now infamous Yacht Rock web-based TV show, Stay Smooth is…
  • Phish Reunites at Tour Manager’s Wedding
    Phish reunited on Saturday at the wedding of former tour manager, Brad Sands. The band played a short set: “Suzy Greenberg,” “Julius,” and “Waste.” Jeff Kravitz was able to capture a bit of Julius: Phish – “Julius” Solo [YouTube] I…